Umutu Police Attack: Ochor Ochor Condemns Attack, Condole With Delta Police Command

UMUTU/Nigeria: The Deputy Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, and member representing Ukwuani State Constituency, Rt. Hon Christopher Ochor Ochor, had condemned the attack on the Umutu Police Station, in Ukwuani Local Government Area of the State, which claimed lives of two policemen, and another dying of heart attack. The Deputy Speaker, during a visit to the attacked station on Friday, May 28, 2021, said it’s callous and inhuman for anyone to plan and attack those who had been engaged to protect lives and properties of all Nigerians. “Attack on…

Okowa Congratulates Justice Umukoro At 65

ASABA/Nigeria: Governor of Delta, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated Chief Judge of the state, Justice Marshal Umukoro, on his 65th birth anniversary. Okowa, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, said Justice Umukoro was one who served the state meritoriously as an erudite jurist whose contributions to the growth of the state’s judiciary would remain indelible. According to him, Umukoro’s outstanding service to the state culminated in his appointment as Chief Judge in 2015. He lauded Umukoro, whose 2021 birth anniversary coincided with his retirement…

We Have Improved Access to Justice-Okowa

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, on Monday said his administration had taken steps to improve access to justice in the state with the creation of more courts and judicial divisions. The governor disclosed this in Asaba at the swearing-in of Justice Theresa Diai as Acting Chief Judge of the state. Justice Diai assumed office following the retirement of Justice Marshal Umukoro as Chief Judge on May 24, 2021. Okowa commended Justice Umukoro for the exemplary leadership he displayed as head of the judiciary and for being a calm,…

Aboy’s Mother Threatened to Deal With Me, Says 14 Years Old Gang Raped Girl

ASABA/Nigeria: A 14 years old girl who was gang raped had said the mother of the ring leader, Aboy Nwaise, had earlier threatened to deal with her. The girl stated this after one week of intensive medical examination and treatment at a government hospital in Asaba, Delta State, the 14 years old girl (name withheld) that was raped by seven able bodied alleged cult boys. She told members of the Delta State Child’s Rights Implementation Committee and Sexual Offences Unit of the Ministry of Justice how she was beaten and repeatedly…

RULE OF LAW: Police Harp On Collaboration With NBA

ASABA/Nigeria: Nigeria Police, Delta State Command has harped on the imperative of collaboration with the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, to be able to uphold the rule of law and human right in discharging its constitutional responsibilities of protecting lives of property of the citizenry. The Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) in charge of Ozoro Area Command, Mr Camillus Emeodi, made call when the executive of the NBA, Oleh Branch and members of its Human Right Committee paid a courtesy visit to the commander in Ozoro, headquarter of Isoko North Local…

Legal Practitioners Differ On Justification Of JUSUN Strike

WARRI/Nigeria: There were mixed reactions by some lawyers in Warri South and Uvwie local government areas who spoke with our correspondent on the on-going nation-wide strike of Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) Renowned human right activist and constitutional lawyer, Mr Oghenejabor Ikimi, argued that the court judgement which the striking judicial workers were relying upon was unenforceable, because according to him, there was a lacuna in Section 81, Sub-Section 3 of the Nigerian Constitution. While stating that government might be capitalizing on the said lacuna, he advised the striking…

NDLEA Discovers Vast Cannabis Plantation, Seizes Over a 1000kg of Weed

ASABA/Nigeria: The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA says, the organization has discovered a vast expanse of land used for illegal cultivation of cannabis sativa, commonly known as Indian Hemp at Oko community in Aniocha South area of Delta State. The State Commander of the NDLEA, Dennis Obiefule, stated this in Asaba, the state capital, after a raid on the location, noting a thousand kilograms of the product have so far been seized from the farms after destruction. The operation was carried out by a combined team of the NDLEA,…

OFFA ELLIOT: Family Tasks IG to Ensure Justice is Done

JESSE/Nigeria: The family of Late Hon. Elliot Ofa, has called on the Inspector General of Police, to use his good offices to ensure that justice is delivered, as they alleged that some politicians in Delta State were making frantic efforts to ensure the case was swept under the carpet. Elliot Ofa, a former councillorship candidate in the just concluded local government election in Delta State was allegedly murdered on Monday January 11, 21, along Jesse/Oben Road on his way to attend screening exercise at Asaba, the Delta State Capital. The family in…

2023: Bawa Didn’t Block Anyone From Obtaining Form From INEC, Says EFCC

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has dismissed as rumors the news making rounds that its Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) against selling nomination forms to persons with a file with the agency who are aspiring to contest in 2023 general elections. The EFCC made this known in a statement issued and signed by the Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren on Friday night. Uwujaren described such reports as “false”. According to the Commission, Bawa has neither met with INEC officials nor made…

RIVERS APC CRISIS: Eze Congratulates Party As Supreme Court Thrashes Aguma’s Appeal …It Is Time To Realize Our Full Potential, Says Princewill

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: The political atmosphere in Rivers State appears charged, as the State Chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was thrown into a joyous mood following the dispensation of all appeals lodged against the party at the apex Court. Recall that the party has been in what appears to be a near-unending crisis instigated by a group of unconscious, conscienceless and cantankerous mortals led by an avowed dissident element, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, a former Rivers South/East Senator, whose brazen disregard for morality, and public good clearly points…