Yuletide: Drive Against Traffic, Be Arrested, Okowa Warns

  Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (2nd right); Chief Judge of Delta State, Justice Marshall Umukoro (right); Corps Marshal Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi (2nd left) and Kayode Adeleye (left) and other Corps Marshal, during the Flag Off of Yuletide Monitoring and Control of Traffic held in Government House Asaba. FRIDAY 20 /12/19 PIX: BRIPIN ENARUSAI AND JIBUNOR SAMUEL. ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has warned motorists using the Asaba-Onitsha road, especially at the River Niger Bridge end, to desist from driving against traffic or risk arrest and impoundment of vehicle.…

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,…

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…

Illegal Levies: PDP Chieftain Task Delta on Immediate Execution Of Bill

ASABA/Nigeria: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chieftain, Chief Sunny Onuesoke has appealed to Delta State Government to as a matter of urgency implement the law of  illegal and forceful collection of levies also known as community development fees or ‘deve’ from public and private developers in the state. It would be recalled that Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa assented to the bill titled “Delta State Public and Private Properties Protection Bill 2018’ by August last year. The bill is to criminalize the illegal and forceful collection of levies from public…

Hoodlums Invade Community Leaders Residence in Delta

WARRI/Nigeria: Hell was let loose as legions of hoodlums invaded the residence of the president general of Ovwian Community in Udu Local Government Area, destroying wind and back screens of scores of parked vehicles in the area on Saturday, May 18, 2019. The president general of Ovwian Community who was alleged to be the target of the invasion was said to have escaped the attack by a breath of air as his escape was a surprise to residents and even to the invaders as goods and properties worth millions of naira were allegedly destroyed…

Delta Magistrate Frees Two of Alleged Conspiracy, Assault

UBULU-UKU/Nigeria: A Magistrate Court sitting at the Ubulu-Uku Magisterial District of Delta State has discharged Christian Ojeogwu and Paul Osamor of alleged conspiracy and assault. The two defendants were arraigned before Obonodo Shedrack. Esq., a Senior Magistrate, of the offence of conspiracy and assault of one Mr Francis Ojeogwu on the 8th of November, 2015. The prosecution witness stated that the offence, punishable under section 18(2) of the Criminal Code Cap C21 Vol. I Laws of the Delta State of Nigeria, 2016, took place at Ogbe-ego Quarters, Ubulu-Uku in Aniocha South…

Okowa Congratulates Paul Usoro on his Emergence as NBA President

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has congratulated Mr Paul Usoro, (SAN) on his successful election as President of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA). Okowa who described Usoro’s emergence as thoroughly deserving and an inspiration to young lawyers who look up to him for mentorship in their quest to make a name in the legal profession, urged him to ensure that lawyers continue to support efforts geared towards speedy administration of criminal justice system in the country. In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Charles Aniagwu,…

SARS Reforms Not Enough: CDHR Sue for Justice and Called for Punishment of Errant Officers.

LAGOS/Nigeria: Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) has called on the Federal Government to take the further steps to ensure justice by insisting on the punishment of all errant Officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian Police who have violated and abused the rights of citizens, especially those Officers who engaged in extrajudicial murder. In a statement issued by the National President, Comrade (Barr) Malachy Ugwummadu, following the Presidential Order by the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on the immediate overhaul of the Special Anti-Robbery…

OPINION: Does the EFCC Have Power to Freeze State Government Accounts?

By Chimennma Okolo Only recently the media space was abuzz with the unsavoury information that the EFCC under the guise of investigating alleged fraud had frozen the accounts of two opposition states to wit Benue and Akwa Ibom. A couple of days later further news emerged that the EFCC had issued a statement denying freezing the Akwa Ibom state government accounts and then another press release stating that it has unfrozen the Benue state government accounts. From the above it was obvious that the EFCC had frozen at least a…

2019 Election Sequence: A-Court Clears Coast for NASS to Re-Order

ABUJA/Nigeria:  The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal, Wednesday, August 1, 2018, vacated the high court judgment that stopped the National Assembly from re-ordering the proposed sequence for the 2019 general elections. The appellate court, in a unanimous judgment by its full panel of Justices, held that the Federal High Court in Abuja lacked the jurisdiction to entertain the suit that challenged the constitutionality of section 25 of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, 2018, which sought to alter the sequence for the impending general elections. It described the legal…