Court remands church worker for allegedly defiling eight-year-old girl

An FCT High Court in Kubwa, on Tuesday, ordered that a 34-year-old church worker, Patrick Ekene, allegedly defiled an eight-year-old girl. The police charged Ekene, who resides in Kubwa, Abuja, with rape. Justice Bello Kawu ordered that the defendant be remanded at an FCT correctional centre while delivering a ruling on the bail application made by the defence counsel, Tony Eseigbe. Kawu said that the …

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Senate probes rising jail breaks

The Senate has directed its Committee on Interior to carry out a full-scale investigation on the rising cases of jail breaks across the country. It asked the Committee to determine the status of correctional centres nationwide with a view to finding out their challenges in order to prevent future recurrence of jail breaks. The Committee was also directed to summon the Minister of Interior, Rauf …

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Court remands man for ‘defiling’ 4-year-old girl in Lagos

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Tuesday ordered the remand of a 26-year-old unemployed man, Mustapha Baba, for allegedly defiling a four-year-old girl. The Magistrate, Mrs Ejiro Kubeinje, who did not take the defendant’s plea, ordered that he should be remanded in Kirikri Correctional Centre. Kubeinje, however, directed the Police to send the case file to the state Director of Public Prosecutions for advice. …

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Senate Moves To Probes Jail Breaks Across Nigeria

….Summons Interior Minster, Aregbesola, AGF Malami, NCS CG, Nababa  By Chris Udochukwu Abuja (Precise Post) – The Senate on Tuesday mandated its Committee on Interior to carry out a full scale investigation into the causes of jail breaks across the country.  Accordingly, the upper chamber resolved to summon the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and the …

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JUST IN: Evans accomplice dies of HIV complications in prison

Chiemeka Arinze, an accomplice of suspected billionaire kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike aka Evans, has died in prison custody. Arinze is standing trial alongside Evans, Joseph Emeka, and Udeme Upong, over the attempted kidnap of the Chairman of the Young Shall Grow Motors, Chief Vincent Obianodo, before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of an Ikeja Special Offences Court. They are facing seven-count charge of murder, attempted murder, conspiracy …

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Kanu pleads not guilty to treasonable felony charge

A Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday adjourned the trial of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu, till November 10. Trial Justice Binta Nyako fixed the date after the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) informed the court that it had filed a fresh seven-count charge against Kanu. After the fresh counts were read to him, Kanu pleaded not guilty. …

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Gov Akeredolu Pardons 26 Condemned Inmates, 18 Other Convicts

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has pardoned 26 inmates who were handed death sentences in the state. Akeredolu commuted the death sentence of the condemned inmates who were convicted by various courts in the State and awaiting execution to life imprisonment. 18 other convicts serving various jail terms across the various Correctional facilities in the State were also beneficiaries of the Governor’s gesture, which was …

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Jail Break: How Gunmen Killed Military Men, Prison Officers Before Setting Prisoners Free In Kogi

By Our Reporter. Lokoja – Gunmen in their tens have attacked the prison centre which is on the Kabba – Lokoja highway, on Sunday night through Monday morning, killing the military men keeping guide on the road before attacking the centre. It was gathered that hundreds of prisoners have escaped from the medium federal correctional centre in Kabba, Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State. …

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ESN commander: How we killed 10 girls for fortification rituals, attacked Imo prison, police stations

Abuja – A commander of the Eastern Security Network, the paramilitary arm of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Emeoyiri Benjamin, has stated his roles in some bloody attacks allegedly carried out by the group in Imo State. The 28-year-old suspect dubbed Onye Army also explained how he and his gang members fortified themselves with charms prepared with heads of 10 young girls abducted in the …

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Tale of tears in South East as 35 unidentified corpses are dumped in FMC Owerri

….as residents are hiding, living in fear ABUJA – It is a tale of sorrow, tears and blood in the South East region. South-East has not recorded such killings since the civil war ended in 1970. Residents are picked from the comfort of their homes and killed by both known and unknown gunmen including security agents while scores of unidentified corpses are dumped daily in …

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How Uzodinma, Police are plotting to link me with attacks on facilities in Imo – Okorocha

By Ogechi Okorie ABUJA – Federal lawmaker representing Imo West Senatorial District, Senator Rochas Okorocha has alleged that Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma working in cahoots with the Nigeria Police are plotting to link him with attacks on government infrastructure. Recall that unknown Gunmen in Southeast, particularly Imo State have consistently attacked Police Stations and killed several Policemen. The former governor and Founder of Owelle …

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Enugu: Crises Brews in Igga Community as Detained Activist Dies in Detention

By Our Reporter Abuja (Precise Post) – Crises is currently brewing in Igga community in Uzo-Uwani local government area of Enugu State following the death in detention of Hon. Ikechukwu Fabian Eneanya who has been held in prison custody without trial since September 2020 on the orders of the Enugu State government and disputed traditional ruler of the community, Igwe Hebert Ukuta. The late Eneanya …

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Senate considers bill to establish Correctional Services Academy, others

By Chris Udochukwu Abuja (Precise Post) – Senate on Wednesday considered a bill seeking to give legal backing to the establishment of the Nigerian Correctional Service Academy, Ijebu Igbo.  The bill which scaled second reading during plenary is sponsored by Senator Olalekan Ramoni Mustapha (APC, Ogun East).  In his presentation, Mustapha said the bill seeks to provide the legal and institutional framework for the already …

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Insecurity: Uzodinma relocates and governs from Abuja as Aides go into hiding

Abuja (Precise Post) – Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma may have temporarily relocated to Abuja following attack on his country home, Umuoma in Oru East Local Government Council of Imo State, last Saturday by gun men suspected to be IPOB militia, Capital Post has said. The attack which saw an operative of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps guarding his ancestral home dead …

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Ugwuanyi says Enugu State committed to human rights protection

By Nicholas Obisike Enugu (Precise Post) – Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi says his administration remains committed to the defence of people’s rights and eradication of all forms of child abuse in Enugu State. Ugwuanyi said this on Wednesday, when he inuagurated the renovated National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Office in Enugu, the state capital. According to him, this event is in solidarity with the …

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