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Police Dismisses Sergeant Aiwansoba Over Misuse of Arms

The coast is clear for the trial of indicted police officer Sergeant Eze Aiwansoba following his dismissal by the Police authorities over misuse of arms

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Sergeant Eze Aiwansoba & Joy Ndubueze

The coast is clear for the trial of indicted police officer Sergeant Eze Aiwansoba following his dismissal from service after an orderly room trial by the Police authorities.

Aiwansoba who was assigned to Special Protection Unit of the Lagos State Police Command was found guilty of abuse of power over shooting of his girlfriend, Joy Ndubueze, in the mouth in an apparent attempt to kill her on Salvation Road, Opebi, in the Ikeja area of the state.

In a statement released by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, the dismissed officer had been recommended for murder trial and arraigned before a magistrates’ court in Yaba.

Adejobi stated, “The Lagos State Police Command has dismissed and is prosecuting one Sergeant Eze Aiwansoba attached to the Special Protection Unit, Base 16, Ikeja, for firing and attempting to kill his lady friend, Joy Ndubueze, on October 8, 2020, on Salvation Road, Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos State.

“The incident was referred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department of the Lagos State Police Command for investigation, where it was revealed that the ex-policeman had a case to answer.

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“The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, ordered the orderly room trial of the suspect and he was found guilty and recommended for dismissal. The approval for his dismissal was contained in a letter numbered PC. 458465/LS/DFA/2, dated February 2, 2021.

“After his dismissal, ex-Sergeant Eze Aiwansoba was transferred to the SCIID for prosecution via letter numbered AR:3100/LS/SPM/Vol.2/311 dated February 3, 2021. The SCIID had written a letter to the Director of Public Prosecutions, Lagos State, for legal advice, which was eventually replied, noting that the sergeant should be charged for attempted murder contrary to Section 230, Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

“The ex-sergeant was charged before the Magistrates’ Court in Yaba on February 9, 2021, with the attempted murder of Joy Ndubueze, and the case is still on. The CP, therefore, assured the general public that no errant police personnel would go unpunished as the command would not condone any act of criminality and unprofessionalism in all areas.”

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Lekki Gardens Defies Court Order, Resumes Construction at Osborne

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Lekki Gardens Estate Ltd and Foreshore Waters Ltd have defied a court order which restrains them from constructing, developing, building or any similar activity in Osborne Foreshore Estate II, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Our Correspondent who visited the Estate this morning reports that Lekki Gardens was seen carrying out construction process thereby obstructing free flow of vehicular movement into the Estate.

An effort made to see a management staff of Lekki Gardens Estate Limited prove abortive as the supervisor on site refused to talk to the media and declined in giving out contact of their head for reaction over the development.

Meanwhile, the Residents Association gave out a letter to our Correspondent which the engineer on site rely on.

In the said letter on the letterhead of Lekki Gardens one project manager, Engineer Kayode Dawodu had instructed all contractors to immediately resume work.

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The letter reads:

“Dear Sirs,
IMMEDIATE RESUMPTION OF WORKS AT OSBORNE FORESHORE ESTATE 2

Above Subject Matter refers.
Kindly note that all contractors are to immediately resume to work by Friday, 23rd July, 2021

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused us all. However, we hope that we can fully mobilize to site to proceed at the same pace of work (or even better) than we had before the break.

Thank you all for your support and cooperation

Best Regards!

Engr. Kayode Dawodu
“Project Manager”

Justice Nicholas Oweibo of a Federal High Court in Lagos had restricted the two defendants/applicants from predicating on any approvals granted by the 4th Defendant, (Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority) pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice for interlocutory injunction.

Justice Oweibo made the order following an application by the Registered Trustees of Osborne and Foreshore Residents Association through their counsel Mr Kemi Pinheiro SAN.

The order is the latest episode in the months long dispute between the residents and the association over, among others, alleged violation of the estate’s building plans.

Mr Pinheiro had argued in the suit marked FHC/L/CS/755/2021 that the defendants actions were against the policy of the estate as a residential territory.

The residents prayed the court to halt construction process on the properties situate at Block II Plot 2, Plot 7, Block 7, Plot 5,Block 6, Plot 17, Block 9, Plot 23, Block 9, Plot 17, Block 10, Plots 1A, 1B, 1C, Block 6, Plot 19, Block 6, Plot 12, Block 6, Plot 9A, Block 6, Plot 14, and Block 11, Plot 2.

Others are Signature One on Royal Palm Drive, Signature Two, Le Chateau, Insignia and Foreshore Towers on Acacia Road within the Estate or any other property currently being developed by the Respondents all within Osborne Foreshore Estate II.

He found merit in the application upon reading the affidavit in support of the motion exparte for interim injunction and exhibits attached, sworn to by the Admin Manager of the Osborne Foreshore Phase II, Mrs Ifeoma Maduakor

The defendants in the suit are National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency, Lekki Garden Estate Ltd, Foreshore Waters Ltd and Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority.

The defendant failed to appear before the court to defend their position on the last hearing and the judge adjourned till July 26 to appear before it and argues why the interim should not be made permanent.

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Dismissed Policemen Sentence To Death Over Aiding Kidnapping

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Dismissed Policemen and others have been sentence to death by the Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Ikot Ekpene for kidnapping cattle dealer.

The condemned policemen are Corporals Friday Udo, and Saturday Okorie who have since been dismissed from the Nigeria Police.

Others condemned to death were Walter Udo, Ibiono Ibom and Udo Etim whose house was used to keep the victim hostage, while demanding N100m ransom.

They were sentenced to death for kidnapping an Uyo-based cattle dealer, one Alhaji Muhammed Umar Barkindo.

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The court presided over by Justice Eno Isangedighi held that the accused were guilty of the offence.

She said, “The prosecution has proved its case beyond reasonable doubts and found the accused guilty of conspiracy and kidnapping of Alhaji Muhammad Umar Barkindo on 25th November, 2011, an offence punishable by death in Section 1 subsection 2 of Akwa Ibom State Internal Security and Enforcement Law 2009”.

Justice Isangedighi prayed to God to have mercy upon the souls of the condemned kidnappers.

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EndSARs Panel Admit Consent Judgment Over Land Encroachment

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The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry on Restitution for Victims of SARS and Other related Abuses has settled an eight years old matter between the Prince Adewanle Adewuyi and the Nigerian Police over an 26 acres of land.

Prince Adewuyi, a 76 years old man had told the panel through his lawyer Debo Adeleke how Police encroaches on his farmlands and demolished the structure without any court order to justify their actions.

He noted that all efforts to get justice and retrieve his land has been frustrated by the IGP and his officers.

However, the Chairman of the panel, the retired Justice Doris Okuwobi ordered the parties having agreed to the terms in the report of settlement to be bound by it.

The police as agreed in their terms of settlement that the the office of Surveyor-General of Lagos State to measure what is left of the Petitioner’s 26 Acres, draw and prepare a new Survey plan in the name of the Petitioner to reflect the present status of the land.

Since the Petitioner has also accepted to forgo the 6 (six) blocks of flat built by the police inside the Petitioner’s portion of land in the interest of peace.

The respondent to hand over the remaining part of the Petitioner’s land back to the petitioner.

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That further to the said understanding between the parties and in order to consummate the total resolution the matter, the Petitioner also agreed to concede to the Respondent tf 6 (six) blocks of flats which the Respondent inadvertently built on Petitioner’s land.

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