Delta Police Shot Suspected Ring Leader of Armed Robbery Gang, Recover Arms

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Command of the Nigerian Police has reported the arrest of one Kingsley Ekugbe ‘m’ aged 27 yrs of Uwaise in Udu LGA, described as the gang leader of a notorious group involved in killing, kidnapping and robbing people of their belongings. According to a statement released by the command’s Public relations Officer, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, said on 30th November through credible information and intelligence gathering the suspect was trailed by the Anti-Kidnapping  Unit of the Command to his hideout in Ubeji. The report stated that the suspect,…

Nigeria gives UK court $200 million guarantee for stay on asset seizures in P&ID case

LAGOS/Nigeria: The Nigerian government on Thursday placed a bank guarantee of $200 million (155 million pounds) with a high court in London to secure a stay on asset seizures of up to $9 billion related to a failed gas project, a spokesman for its attorney general said. Process & Industrial Developments, a firm based in the British Virgin Islands set up solely to build a gas processing plant in Nigeria, won a $6.6 billion arbitration award after the 2010 deal collapsed. The award has been accruing interest since 2013 and…

Insecurity: South-South Governors, IGP Endorse Community Policing

17 Delta State Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa (2nd left), Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Mohammed Adamu (1st Left), Edo Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki (2nd right), and the Deputy Governor of Delta State. Barr. Kingsley Otuaru, during the 2019 South-South Regional Police Security Summit, in Asaba Delta State on Tuesday, 26/11/19. ASABA/Nigeria: Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta and his counterparts in the South-South, on Tuesday endorsed the proposal by the Nigeria Police Force for community policing as panacea for persisting security challenges in the country. The governors declared the support for…

Communities Should Contribute to Security Issues – Ochor

ASABA/Nigeria: Nigerians had been called to contribute towards better community policing by synergising with the security services to secure the country effectively. Making the call at the side of the South South Regional Police Security Summit, 2019,held in Asaba,  the Deputy Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon.  Christopher Ochor Ochor,  asserted that policing had long been left in the hands of the security operatives, which ought not to be. Rt Hon Ochor said as one time local government chairman,  he is much aware that numerous security challenges being faced…

Invest in Delta, Okowa Urges Wealthy Citizens

Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa (4th right); Chief Judge of Delta State, Hon. Justice Marshal Umukoro (2nd right); Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu (right); Commissioner of Police ,Delta State, Mr. Adeyinka Adeleke (left) ,the Founder of FJC/Margaret Lawrence University, Mr. Paul Odili (3rd right) and Others, during the Commissioning of SARS Office and Vehicles  by the Governor, at Galilee, Ute-Ogbeje/Owerre-Olubor Road, Ika North East Local Government Area, Delta State.  AGBOR/Nigeria: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has urged wealthy citizens of the state to invest in it as the state is safe…

DTSG Dragged to Court for Appointing Unqualified Person to Held DESTMA

ASABA/Nigeria: A legal practitioner cum Human Rights Activist, Omemiroro Ogedegbe, Esq, as dragged the Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa to court over the purported appointment of Cdr Azubuike Idah (Rtd) as Director General,  Delta State Traffic Management Authority (DESTMA). Also joined in the originating summons, as 2nd, 3rd and 4th Respondents are Delta State House of Assembly, Delta State Traffic Management Agency (DESTMA) and Cdr Azubuike Idah (Rtd), respectively. In the said affidavit to support his originating summons with Suit No. UHC/171/019 before the Ughelli High Court Judicial…

Masked Armed Robber Caught At Onicha-Ugbo

ISELE-UKU/Nigeria: The leader of an armed gang residing at Issele-Uku in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State, Chinedu (surname withheld) has been apprehended by the vigilante group of Onicha-Ugbo while robbing with his gang members. It was gathered that luck ran out of the alleged armed robber who was in a gang of three, terrorising innocent citizens plying the lonely road from Onicha-Ugbo through St. Pius’s School road to Benin expressway as he was caught by the vigilante group upon being alerted of a robbery operation going on at…

Delta CJ Decries Rising Number of Youths in Detention

WARRI/Nigeria: As 23 inmates in Sapele Custodial Centre of Nigerian Correctional Service ( formally known as Nigerian Prisons) regained their freedom, the State Chief Judge, Justice Marshal Umukoro has decried the alarming number of youths in prison custody across the State. The Chief Judge who has so far released 59 inmates in Warri and Sapele Custodial Centres in the ongoing tour to Correctional Service in the state, disclosed that youths between the ages of 17 and 25 constitutes 95 percent out of the 967 warrants of inmates reviewed so far…

Gbagi Allays Fears, Says Okowa Will Win Ogboru in Appeal Court

ASABA/Nigeria: Former Minister of Education, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi,  has allayed the fear of Deltans  over the Court of Appeal, Abuja  judgment, tomorrow ( Friday),  in the appeal filed by All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Chief Great Ogboru,  against the March 9 re-election of the Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa. Gbagi, who spoke to reporters at Asaba, said:  “I want to allay the fears of Deltans and let them know that tomorrow’s verdict will be resounding because the people in all the nooks and crannies of the state came out and voted…

Magistrate’s Absence Stalls Hearing of Defamatory Suit Against Two Journalists in Delta

ASABA/Nigeria: The absence of Presiding Magistrate, B. N Anumadu of Magistrate Court 5 Asaba, Delta State has stalled the hearing of defamatory suit against the Managing Editor of BIGPEN Online newspaper, Joe Ogbodu, and another journalist in Delta State, Prince Amour Udemude on Tuesday. The Registrar of the court announced that the Presiding Magistrate had proceeded on annual leave. Recalls that the two journalists were arraigned on October, 24, 2019 by the Delta state police command owing to a publication on Uzere crisis where one Sam Ogrih was allegedly accused…