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CCT Fixes February 4 For Continuation Of Onnoghen’s Trial

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The Code of Conduct Tribunal has fixed Monday, February 4, for the continuation of the non-assets declaration trial against Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).

Ibraheem Al-Hassan, spokesman of the tribunal, disclosed this in a statement issued on Thursday.

Al-Hassan said this was as a result of the appeal court ruling on the matter. Onnoghen had lost in his bid to make the appellate court halt his trial.

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) which filed a six-count charge against the suspended CJN had asked the court to grant its prayer for the trial to continue and the court did.

“Following Court of Appeal ruling yesterday on the trial against Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Onnoghen Nkanu Walter, on alleged non declaration of asset before Code of Conduct Tribunal is hereby fixed for Monday, 4th of February, 2019,” he said.

“The decision was reached today sequel to a correspondent from Code of Conduct Bureau, applying for the resumption of trial of the case captioned; Application for resumption of trial of the case of FRN V. Hon. Justice Onnoghen Nkanu Walter Samuel case No: CCT/ABJ/01/19, addressed to Hon. Chairman Code of Conduct Tribunal, dated 30th January, 2019, jointly signed by Musa Ibrahim Usman (Esq) and Fatima Danjuma Ali (Esq).

“However, in the wake of this afternoon, 30th Junuary, 2019 the Court of Appeal has thrown out the appeal.

“Consequently on the above, we urge the Honourable Tribunal to give us a date for resumption of the trial subject to the convenience of the Tribunal, Most obliged my Lord.”

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Security Lion Tranquilized, Moved From Victoria Island Home Of Indian National [PHOTO]

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The Lagos State Government has tranquilized and moved the lion found in a house of an Indian national, located at Victoria Island.

The Head of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit, Mr. Yinka Egbeyemi, confirmed the development.

“The lion was removed around 1.30pm on Monday

“The Indian owner is yet to honour the invitation of the government.

“Instead, what he did was to send three Nigerians who claimed to be his workers.

“But we are working with them to know where we can find him.

“Our primary concern now is to remove the lion from the house, which we have done,” he said.

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BREAKING: INEC Declares Yahaya Bello Winner Of Kogi Governorship Election

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Yahaya Bello, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has been reelected as the governor of Kogi state.

Bello polled 406,222 votes to defeat Musa Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who polled 189,704, and Natasha Akpoti of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), who got 9,482.

The governor won in 12 local government areas out of the 21 in the state.

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INCEST: My Father Is A Pastor But He Demands Sex Before Paying My School Fees, 20-year-old Girl Tells Police, Says She’s Aborted Thrice For Him

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A 20-year-old girl, Fortune, has narrated to policemen how her father started having sex with her when she was 13 years old, and that he would demand sex before paying her school fees.

Her father, the Presiding Pastor of Mount Zion Light House Full Gospel Church, Obio Imo Lane, Uyo, Apostle Williams Okon Bassey, has been arrested by operatives of the Akwa Ibom State Police Command.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Odiko MacDon, who revealed that six others, including another pastor, were arrested for alleged incest and defilement, told newsmen that Fortune said she got pregnant thrice.

He added: “The victim stated that her father started having sexual intercourse with her at the age of 13. The continuous sexual assault led her to become pregnant on three different occasions and the pregnancies were aborted by her mother.

“She further revealed that the first time her father defiled her was in the church vestry. He threatened to place a curse on her if she dares tell anyone about his escapades. He also demands sex before paying her school fees or catering for her needs.”

The Police Command’s Spokesperson added that “on October 31, one Anwanga Essien Udo of 7, Itiam Street, Uyo, aged 33, a Pastor with Restoration Bible Church, was arrested for having unlawful carnal knowledge of his 10-year-old step-daughter(name withheld).

“When she was left alone with him, rather than be a father to her, he opted to turn her to a sex-machine.”

The police spokesman warned perpetrators of such act to desist forthwith or be willing to contend with the full wrath of the law.

He, therefore, urged parents to also make haste in reporting every form of sexual harassment when noticed to the police or other Security Agencies in the state timely, as concealment of these crimes has only led to an increase in violations.

He commended the partnership of FEYREP, the pet project of the wife of the state governor as well as the good people of the state for their continued trust, encouragement and timely information.

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