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Kidnap suspect Evans’ application seeking to quash the charge preferred against him has been dismissed by the Lagos State High Court, sitting in Igbosere.

Evans is charged alongside three others: Joseph Emeka, Ugochukwu Nwachukwu and Victor Aduba on five-counts bordering on conspiracy to kidnap, kidnapping and attempted murder.

In his application, the defendant (Evans) had said that ‎all the counts in the charge were “grossly defective, repetitive and an abuse of court processes.”

Justice Akintoye said that the processes filed by both counsels to the case identified three major issues for determination.

“Whether a prima facie case has been established, whether the charges are incompetent and whether the court has jurisdiction to entertain the charge,” she said.

“Looking closely at the proof of evidence, a prima facie case has been established.

“The statement of one of the victims stated that Evans shot him with a gun, cleaned the wound by himself and asked the third defendant to look after him (victim).”

The judge also held that the charge was not an abuse of court process, adding that every distinct offence should be charged separately.

But she said that the information did not offend the rule of duplicity as enshrined in Sections 152 and 153 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law (ACJL) of Lagos State.

The judge ordered the remand of all the defendants and adjourned the case until September 13 for trial.

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Polaris Bank Takes Over Skye Bank, CBN Assures Depositors Of Cash Safety

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Following the withdrawal of the operating licence of Skye Bank Plc, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), in consultation with the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), has established a bridge bank known as Polaris Bank, to assume the assets and liabilities of the defunct bank.

CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, who disclosed this on Friday, said the strategy was for the Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON) to capitalise the bridge bank and begin the process of sourcing investors to buy out AMCON.

“By this decision, the licence of the defunct Skye Bank is hereby revoked.

We wish to assure all depositors that under this arrangement, their deposits shall remain safe and that normal banking services shall continue in the new bank on Monday, 24th September 2018, to enable customers to transact their businesses seamlessly.

“Thus, all customers of Skye Bank shall be automatic customers of the new bank and their accounts and records duly purchased by Polaris Bank,” Emefiele explained.

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BREAKING: CBN Revokes Skye Bank’s Operational Licence

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The Central Bank of Nigeria has withdrawn the operating licence of Skye Bank, The Cable reports.

Umar Ibrahim, chairman of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), made this known to journalists on Friday.

More details will be provided shortly…

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Osun Guber: Don’t Kill Yourselves Over Who Becomes Governor, Only God Gives Power — Ooni Of Ife

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The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has warned youths against political violence before, during and after the Osun gubernatorial election coming up on Saturday.

Oba Ogunwusi gave the warning during the courtesy visit of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) gubernatorial candidate, Sen. Iyiola Omisore to his Palace, on Thursday, in Ile-Ife.

He said: “It is only Almighty Allah that has the power to elevate whoever He wants to the post. For He is in Heaven doing what pleases Him”.

According to him, people don’t need to fight each other over getting to a post, but should rather allow God’s will to come into perfection.

The royal father, therefore, appealed to all and sundry to maintain peaceful coexistence in the forthcoming election, saying there is no gain in blood shedding.

Earlier, Omisore lauded the Ooni for his fatherly role and for supporting his aspirations to rule the state.

Omisore also thanked Ife and Osun indigenes, for rallying around him in his campaign and appealed to all and sundry to support him by casting their votes for him during the election.

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