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$8.4m fraud: Ajudua’s lawyer absconds midway into cross-examination of Bamaiyi

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$8.4m fraud: Ajudua’s lawyer absconds midway into cross-examination of Bamaiyi

A gentle dramatization happened at an Ikeja High Court on Tuesday as safeguard counsel, Mr. Allen Agbaka, departed suddenly from court halfway into the interrogation of resigned Lt.- Gen. Ishaya Bamaiyi, a previous Chief of Army Staff.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Agbaka is a piece of the group safeguarding Fred Ajudua blamed for cheating Bamaiyi of $8.4 million when the resigned General was detained at the Kirikiri Maximum Prisons.

Amid procedures on Tuesday which started at 11.00a.m., Agbaka who was holding brief for Mr. Olalekan Ojo (SAN), Ajudua’s lead counsel, educated the court that Ojo was inaccessible to question Bamaiyi because of sick wellbeing.

Agbaka additionally told the court that he was likewise doing combating sick wellbeing yet would proceed to question Bamaiyi for Ojo’s benefit.

At 12.40p.m., Agbaka educated the court that he might want to look for a delay of the preliminary since he had a regular checkup at 1.00pm.

Equity Josephine Oyefeso glared at the solicitation, saying that resistance had conveyed strategies to postpone the preliminary of the case which was at first documented in court in 2013.

She questioned Abaka’s case, noticing that he had dynamically interviewed Bamaiyi.

She decided that the preliminary would be remained down for 30 minutes till 1.10p.m. to empower him to invigorate and finish up the questioning.

At 1.10p.m. at the point when the court continued sitting, Agbaka was missing in court and had given Ajudua a transcribed note which expressed that he needed to keep his medicinal arrangement.

Oyefeso held that Agbaka acted disdainfully of the court.

She remained down the preliminary for an additional 30 minutes to empower the advice to come back to finish up the questioning.

At 2.38p.m., when the court continued sitting, Agbaka was as yet missing.

Responding to the advancement, Mr. Seidu Atteh, first directly to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), said that Abaka’s activity was amateurish.

“What he did sums to hatred of the court, he just left. This isn’t the standard of conduct expected of a legitimate specialist,” the arraignment counsel said.

Tending to the court, Ajudua stated: “My ruler, I indeed apologize for the direction of Mr. Alex Agbaka. He had a meeting with his specialist for 1 pm.

“On the off chance that your lordship is careful, an intermission will be the best choice for me. My ruler on the off chance that you should demand, I will get a kick out of the chance to interview PW1 (Bamaiyi). Give us a chance to perceive how far we can go.”

Equity Oyefeso in a decision grimaced at the continuous postponement in the preliminary which she said was at the occurrence of the protection.

She stated: “The safeguard advice’s lead isn’t setting a good case for the more youthful ones coming behind. This is a case that had endured untold postponement since 2013 when the data was recorded.

“The case was before respectable Justice Ipaye from that point till 2016 when it was relegated to me.

“It experienced applications testing ward, looking for suppressing of the charges. Decisions were conveyed expelling the applications.

“The respondent was at last charged on May 16, 2017. Preliminary did not begin until November 26, 2018, when the court took the proof in-head of PW1. Questioning, at last, started on February 21.

“It proceeded on April 3, May 8, and today, May 14 still on PW1. I concur that Mr. Agbaka educated the court that he was not feeling great, but instead he proceeded to proceed with the questioning and nobody can trust that there was anything amiss with him.

“He reserved no privilege to compose the court and no privilege to leave the court after the court had remained down. The direct of the barrier is most unbecoming of guidance and must be upbraided in solid terms.”

The judge, nonetheless, suspended the case until June 14 for the continuation of Bamaiyi’s interrogation.

NAN reports that prior amid the interrogation, Bamaiyi told the court that he gave Ajudua who is a legal advisor, the assets since he confided in him to enlist for his sake, the legitimate administrations of Chief Afe Babalola (SAN).

“I didn’t brief Ajudua as a legal counselor; he was the person who needed to help me. I confided in the respondent, and how he approached help, I thought he was real.

“The cash was to experience the litigant to Afe Babalola. I knew about Afe Babalola before this case; he is an exceptionally well known legal advisor; that was the reason he was prescribed to me.

“The cash was paid in clusters; such vast numbers of individuals gave the respondent the money – a sum of multiple times.

“The litigant said we ought not to pay the legitimate charges in naira, that it will be massive, and I spent a sum of $8.6 million to the respondent.

“There was no chance the litigant will demonstrate to me a composed bill from Afe Babalola because the entire exchange was not straight. It was misleading,” Bamaiyi said.

The resigned General told the court that he recorded every one of the money related exchanges he had with Ajudua in a journal and that his legal expenses for his different legal counselors were paid by his more youthful sibling, Sen. Danladi Bamaiyi, and Alhaji Adamu Aliero, a former legislative head of Kebbi.

NAN reports that as per the indictment, Ajudua was imprisoned at the Kirikiri Maximum Prisons over supposed misrepresentation, while Bamaiyi was detained over supposed inclusion in the endeavored homicide of Mr. Alex Ibru, the distributor of the Guardian paper when Ajudua purportedly hoodwinked him.

The indictment claims that Ajudua had close by individual assistants, drew nearer Bamaiyi in the jail in 2004.

The litigant purportedly persuaded Bamaiyi that he could employ the lawful administrations of Chief Afe Babalola (SAN) to help secure his opportunity from Kirikiri, with Ajudua supposedly deceitfully getting $8.4 million as legal expenses.

At the point when the supposed extortion became known, the law assemblies of Afe Babalola and Co. issued a disclaimer, disassociating itself from the case.

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IPOB: Buhari Govt Plotting To Give Anambra To Candidate Willing To Establish Ruga For Herdsmen

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The Indigenous Individuals of Biafra, IPOB, has accused the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration of plotting to make use of safety operatives to impose a candidate prepared to determine Ruga in Anambra State.

Naija Information reviews that the outlawed group had declared a sit-at-home within the Southeast of its detained chief, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, just isn’t launched from the custody of the Division of State Service, DSS.

Many has interpreted the sit-at-home order as a name to boycott the Anambra state governorship election scheduled to carry on the sixth of November, 2021.

However IPOB in a press release on Thursday by its spokesperson, Emma Highly effective, has distanced the group from the upcoming election.

In line with the proscribed group, its sit-at-home order has nothing to do with the Anambra State governorship election.

The professional-Biafra group mentioned it’s centered on the unconditional launch of its chief and never the polls.

An announcement he signed and issued reads: “The worldwide motion and household of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our nice and indefatigable chief Mazi Nnamdi KANU want to make clear that opposite to speculations and blackmail, IPOB has by no means made any official assertion or referred to as for the boycott of Anambra State gubernatorial election approaching November 6 2021.

It would subsequently be incorrect for individuals to take a position or peddle falsehood towards us when there is no such thing as a foundation for such.

“For the sake of readability, what we mentioned was that your entire Biafra land could be locked down from November 5 to November 10, 2021 if by November four the federal authorities fails to launch our chief, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, unconditionally.

“Our place has nothing to do with the Anambra election. All we’d like is our chief’s launch who dedicated no crime to be held perpetually in custody. We now have gathered by intelligence the plot by Nigeria Authorities to maintain our chief in detention perpetually by frivolous court docket adjournments.

“Politicians should depart IPOB out of their predicaments. They need to cease dragging IPOB into their election. We knew their evil plans after they had been killing their fellow politicians and blaming it on IPOB. They need to depart us alone.

Utilizing social media to hyperlink IPOB to Anambra election exhibits most of them should not knowledgeable about plots by Nigeria Authorities and her safety operatives to hijack this election and provides it to whom they really feel to good the institution of Ruga in Anambra State. However that received’t work for them as a result of IPOB is forward of their sport plan.”

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Buhari approves new appointment

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President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Captain Musa Nuhu as the new Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that It will replace Captain Muthar Usman. Until his appointment, Nuhu was the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

He is an airline pilot, security expert, leading quality control auditor, and artificial intelligence expert. Nuhu has a master’s degree. Bachelor of Business in Aviation and was in the Presidential Air Fleet as Captain and security officer.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He also worked at Nigeria Airways, Aero Contractors and Petrowest, among other organizations.

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Declare state of emergency on education – CLO tells Gov Emmanuel

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The Civil Liberties Organization, a chapter of the state of Akwa Ibom, has asked Governor Udom Emmanuel to declare a state of emergency in the state’s education sector.

The president of CLO in the state, Franklyn Isong, said this in his office in Uyo, the state capital while informing journalists as part of activities to commemorate World Teachers’ Day with the theme “Young teachers: the future of the profession.”

He said the need became necessary to stop the serious decomposition of infrastructure and insecurity in state public schools.

Isong criticized the content of the education presentation recently organized by the state government, describing it as “urbanized” and not with the intention of capturing the deep crisis that was shaking the sector in the state.

He said: “It is worrisome and sad that most public schools in some communities in Akwa Ibom state are in ruins, insecure and left to the destiny of the communities without government attention.

“All that is needed is for the Governor to take bold steps by declaring a state of emergency in the education sector to build more classroom blocks in rural and urban schools, provide good infrastructure such as science equipment, libraries, laboratories, as well as review the education curriculum to ensure a better and safe future for children in the state of Akwa Ibom. ”

He thanked the state government for tameing the right to basic education of the Akwa Ibom child in free and compulsory education and urged the state government to do what is necessary.

“The right to basic education of all Nigerian children, as enshrined in the Child Rights Act of 2003 in Article 15 (1), had been tamed under the Akwa Ibom State Child Rights Act, to ensure that every child in the State of Akwa Ibom the right to compulsory, free and qualitative basic education. ”

Isong added that; “In the Fundamental Principles and Directives of State Policy, as set out in Chapter 2, Section 13 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of 1999 (as amended), the government has the responsibility to ensure that the education of Nigerian children be free and qualitative. ”

He also urged the government to address the numerous complaints of delays in the payment of pensions and unpaid tips to relatives of late elementary school teachers with delays in 1991 and to provide an improved social assistance package for teachers in public schools throughout the state.

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