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JUST IN: Court sentences IGP, Usman Alkali Baba to 3 months in prison

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The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Tuesday, sentenced the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba to three months in prison for disobeying a valid court order.

The court, in a ruling that was delivered by Justice M. O. Olajuwon, held that the IGP should be committed to prison and detained in custody for a period of three months, or until he obeys an order it made since October 21, 2011.

“If at the end of the three months, the contemnor remains recalcitrant and still refuses to purge his contempt, he shall be committed for another period and until he purges his contempt”, the court held.

The IGP’s committal followed a suit that was filed by a police officer, Mr. Patrick Okoli, who was unlawfully and compulsorily retired from the Nigerian Police Force.

Justice Olajuwon noted that though the Police Service Commission, PSC, recommended Okoli’s reinstatement into the Police, a decision that was affirmed by the court, the IGP, refused to comply with the order.

The court had also ordered the payment of N10million to the Applicant, being special and general damages for the unlawful, illegal and unconstitutional denial of his rights and privileges as a Senior Officer of the Nigeria Police Force from 1993 till date.

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JUST IN: Tribunal sacks Adeleke as Governor, orders INEC to withdraw certificate of return

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The Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Osogbo has sacked Governor Ademola Adeleke as the duly elected governor of the state.

The tribunal in a split document of two to one declared that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, should withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to Adeleke and issue the same to former Governor Adegboyega Oyetola

The majority judgement which was read by the Chairman, Justice Tertse Kume said Oyetola scored the majority lawful votes of 314,931 against Adeleke’s 219,666.

The minority judgement is ongoing.

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Governor Sule of Nasarawa state loses son

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The Governor of Nasarawa State, Engr Abdullahi A. Sule has loss his son, Alhaji Hassan AA Sule at the early hours of Friday.

It was gathered that Hassan died after a brief illness.Meanwhile, condolences have started pouring in following the demise of the governor’s son.

In a condolence message signed by the Publisher of Eggonnews, Matthew Kuju and made available to newsmen in Lafia at about 5.30 am, reads: “it is with pains in our hearts to learn of the passage of your dear son, Hassan. No doubt, it is very painful when a father has to bury a son, but only Allah can explain such happenings.

“We pray May Allah raise him among the righteous and grant him aljannah Firdausi, and may Allah grant the family the fortitude to bear this painful demise.

In a similar message, the Honourable member representing Lafia North Constituency at the Nasarawa State House of Assembly Hon. Barr. Muhammed Ibrahim Alkali said he received with great shock the passing of the Son of His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Nasarawa State Alh. Hassan Abdullahi Sule.

In a Condolence message to the Executive Governor of Nasarawa State, His Excellency Engr. Abdullahi A. Sule, the Lawmaker described the death of the governor’s Son as a colossal loss not only to Nasarawa State but the Nation at large.

Hon. Alkali prayed God almighty to forgive the deceased all his short comings and grant him Aljanatul Firdaus as his final abode.

“I share my deep condolences with His Excellency, Engr Abdullahi A. Sule, over the passing of his beloved son Alh. Hassan. I pray that Allah (SWT) grants him Aljanatul Firdaus and comfort his family” the statement,’ added.

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Police officers killed as gunmen attack Ohakim’s convoy in Imo

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Four police officers have been reportedly killed during an attack on the convoy of Ikedi Ohakim, a former governor of Imo state.

The incident was said to have happened on Monday evening at Oriagu in Ehime Mbano LGA of Imo state.

According to Punch, the former Imo governor escaped death by the whiskers as the gunmen bombed the backup vehicle in his convoy.

The former governor was said to have been returning from a visit alongside his two children when the incident happened.

A source close to the governor reportedly said it took the bravery of the driver for Ohakim to escape.

“His excellency was the main target but his driver was smart enough to beat them because they were driving to block him,” the source said.

“Disappointed that their main target had escaped, they blocked his backup vehicle and burnt it. The four policemen with him were burnt.”

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