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Alleged N9bn Fraud: ICPC Arraigns Former Surveyor-General of the Federation, Ebisintei Awudu

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The Independent Corrupt Practice Commission, ICPC, has arraigned the former Surveyor-General of the Federation, Ebisintei Awudu before a FCT High Court in Abuja for alleged over nine billion naira fraud.

The Commission, filed 22-count charges against him on the grounds of abusive of office to enrich himself through contracts

According to the charge, the accused in the month of October 2014 or thereabout at Abuja while being a Public Officer to wit a Director in the Office of Surveyor General of the Federation have a private interest in the contract of the Maintenance of Data Centre awarded by the office of the Surveyor General.

He was also accused of giving unfair and undue advantages to some company to get the contract.

Awudu was accused to obtain the sum of $656,000 from the Managing Director of M. Yahaya Associate a contractor and thereby committed an offence.

The defendant was also accused of obtaining 35 per cent of the total value of a contract award to F.A Kassim Survey Associate thereby committing an offence.

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Arraigning the defendant, the ICPC Counsel, Mr. Wahab Shittu urged the court to take his plea while praying for acceleration hearing.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to all the charges levelled against him.

Subsequently, the court presided over by Justice Adeniyi granted him bail in the sum of one hundred million naira with a surety in likes sum.

He is also to deposit his international travel documents with the court.

The surety must be equivalent to a Permanent Secretary in the Civil Service of the state or federation.

The matter has been adjourned till matter to September 23, 24, 26 and 27, 2021.

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Alleged Killers Deny Role In The Killing of Minor

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The alleged killers of a 7-year-old Kazeem Rafiu have pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy and murder.

This followed the arraignment of the two suspects, four years after they allegedly committed the offence.

Adedoyin Oyekanmi and Erinmole Adetokunbo denied killing the boy on Monday at their arraignment before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Special Offences Court in Ikeja.

In 2017, 26-year-old, Erinmole and Adedoyin were remanded in prison custody in connection with the death of Kazeem Rafiu.

When the matter was called, the court registrar read charges: “That you, Adedoyin Oyekanmi and Erinmole Adetokunbo, on June 7, 2017, at about 2pm on Oke-Oniburokun Street, Odokekere, Ikorodu, Lagos, in the Ikeja jurisdiction, did conspire among yourselves to commit felony, to wit: murder, thereby committing an offence.

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“That you, on the same date, time and place, in the aforementioned jurisdiction, did kill one Kazeem Rafiu, aged seven, by cutting off his head with a cutlass, thereby committing an offence.

“That you, without lawful justification or excuse, dismembered the remains of one Kazeem Rafiu, aged seven.”

Erinmole and Adedoyin was said to have lured the boy from his parents’ house on Sotunyo Street to the church’s premises on Oke-Oniburokun Street, Odo-kekere, Ikorodu where he was said to have been killed.

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Also the defendants were said to have beheaded him and buried the head around the church’s altar, while the body was kept in a canal.

Erinmole was later apprehended by residents. He was said to have confessed to to the crime with Adedoyin.

Upon denying the allegations against them, the judge fixed November 6, 2021 for commencement of trial

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Lagos Judiciary Set To Begin New Legal Year

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The Lagos State Judiciary is set to begin its 2021/2022, Legal Year on September 27, 2021

A statement from the office of the Assistant Director, Public Affairs, Lagos State Judiciary, Mrs Ololade Ige, stated that the legal year would start with simultaneous service at Cathedral Church Marina, Lagos and prayer at Central Mosque, Nnamdi Azikiwe Street, Lagos on September 27, 10a.m.

There would be a parade of guards at the Tafa Balewa Square, TBS, Lagos.

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Businessman Land In Court Over Insulting Policemen

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Justice Anas Isa, of Karu Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, has granted a businessman, Lekan Sebanjo, five hundred thousand naira bail with two sureties.

The judge granted him bail after his arraignment for allegedly insulting police officers on duty.

According to Police, Sebanjo who resides at Jikowi, on the outskirts of Abuja, obstructed police team in the discharge of their functions.

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“A team of policemen led by ASP Bukar Mohammed intercepted an offender and his vehicle.

From nowhere, Sebanjo came out and began to rain insults on the police operatives thereby obstructing them from discharging their functions,’’ Adeyanju told the court.

The prosecutor, Ayotunde Adeyanju, told the court that the offence contravened provisions of the Penal Code.

Sebanjo denied the allegation.

After entertaining submission of Counsel, the judge granted him bail and adjourned the case to October 6 for hearing

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