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Orji Uzor Kalu walks home free from prison

The former Governor of Abia State and the current senator representing the people of Abia North Senatorial Districts, Sen Orji Uzor Kalu known as (OUK) has finally been released from prison today.

The Supreme Court had asked that Senator Orji Uzor Kalu be released on the 8th of May and another Court also asked that he should be released yesterday 2nd June, 2020 but the Senator was held back against the order of the court.

He was however, let free this evening.

Court Sentences Man To 6 Months In Prison For Attempted Suicide In Ekiti

An Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court on Thursday sentenced a 26-year-old man, Abiodun Ogunbode, to six months in prison for attempted suicide in Ekiti.

Chief Magistrate Abdulhamid Lawal, sentence Ogunbode, after he pleaded guilty to attempted suicide.

Ogunbode, had pleaded to the court for leniency.

Earlier, the  Prosecution Counsel, Leramo Caleb, told the court that the convict committed the offence on Sept. 27, at about 3 at Odo Ado area of Ekiti State.

He said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 327 of the Criminal Code Cap 16, Laws of Ekiti State 2012.

Caleb urged the court to convict the accused as charged having confessed and pleaded guilty to the offence.

140 Detained IPOB Activists Released, As Court Free Last Batch Of 75

The Indigenous People Of Biafra has recorded another historical victory, as the last batch of 75 activists of 140 regained their freedom, after the court ordered the 140 to be released in two batches.

65 activists were first released on Thursday 13 June, 2019, from Enugu prisons while the remainder of 75 regained freedom on Friday, 14th June, 2019.

The activists were granted bail by Enugu State Magistrate Court presided by Her Lordship Choke on 7th of June, 2019, without the arraignment of the defendants and prosecuting counsel in court.

The prosecuting counsel who did not not file any application or provide to the court exhibits buttressing the charges against the defendants, sent a none legal representative to excuse the court of inability to provide the accused persons in court, as the Prison official ASP Emmanuel Udeh informed the Court the accused persons were not provided due to inefficient security backups and logistics.

After several arguments by IPOB legal counsels, the Court granted bail and ruled:

“After hearing the counsels on the first day of arraignment, the 140 defendants were remanded in prisons, on the charges of treasonable felony.

“The defendants have conducted themselves civilly and has never gotten involved in any illicit acts. The defendants have been remanded for 14 days and there is no evidential proof to buttress their claims.

An accused is not guilty until proven one. Therefore, the Court grants bail to the 140 accused persons, in the like sum of One Million Naira, a business man with goods worth one million naira with evidence of tax clearance to Surety ten persons or Surety with Landed Properties worth one million naira or a civil servant not less than level ten with evidence of tax clearance.

“Both the surety and accused persons shall submit full length of photographs to the court”.

The bail conditions were duly perfected by IPOB, hence the release of the activists.

The first batch of 65 activists released from prisons, also stormed the court in high spirit, so to welcome other comrades.

ALLEGED SECURITY BREACH: Comptroller of prisons to attend Delta State Security Council meeting

DELTA State Comptroller of Prisons will appear before the Delta State Security Council over allegations of Prison inmates having access to telephones, the state Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has said.
Governor Okowa dropped the hint yesterday (23/05/16) while fielding questions from Journalists at a Press Briefing as part of activities to mark this year’s Democracy Day celebration.
The Governor was pointedly asked what his administration was doing to curb issues of Prisoners using telephones to give directives to their gang members about what to do and the Governor disclosed that such issue has come to the knowledge of members of the state security council which has led to the invitation of the Comptroller of Prisons to attend the State Security Council meeting.
According to the Governor, “I got to know about the situation about a week ago, I had to find out from the Commissioner of Police and he has confirmed that some kidnappings which has occurred was controlled by some individuals in the Prison and we intend to invite the controller of Prisons in our next security meeting because we need to know why that is happening and why it is being allowed because it is a very dangerous trend and it is not the best for our security.”
He stated that his administration does not handle the issue of security with kids gloves, disclosing that on assumption of office, a 41-member Delta State Peace Building and Advisory Council comprising men and women of proven integrity and exemplary character were inaugurated and they meet regularly “and has been very active in working to implement policies and programmes to increase public safety in Delta State,” adding, “our strategy is to strengthen, sustain and create the institutions and structures that enable peaceful co-existence among diverse ethnic groups and communities; we are committed to seeing that our cities, towns and communities become places where people feel safe to work, live and do business.”

“In collaboration with the Council, the State Government organised a well-attended One-Day Stakeholders Summit on “Vandalisation of Oil and Gas Facilities” on Wednesday, January 31, 2016, at the Petroleum Training Institute Conference Centre in Effurun, Warri and in attendance were representatives of the oil companies, community leaders, labour leaders, human rights group as well as various youth and grassroots organisations,” he said, adding, “currently, an Advocacy Peace Committee headed by His Excellency, the Deputy Governor, has been traversing the length and breadth of our riverine communities holding talks with traditional rulers, community and youth leaders on the need for peace in the region; we are confident of positive outcomes from these interactions.”
On the issue of menace of Fulani herdsmen, the Governor disclosed that his administration has taken proactive measures to curb the menace, stating, “we have been talking about it at the national level; also at the state level a committee has been set up which is made up of the SSG, Police, SSS, Civil Defence, our communities and some Fulani leaders because, we want to ensure that there is an identification of the herdsmen groups that we have in our localities and to create an interface between them and our communities so that together the communities and the herdsmen can work to identify the criminal elements and ensure that those criminals are made to face the law; we have gone to the extent of appointing a Special Adviser on the Fulani herdsmen who has been helping us to reach out to the various groups in the state, even to the leadership of the Fulanis that bring in these cattle to the state.”

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