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  • BREAKING: DSS Transfers 14 Operatives Involved In Sowore's Rearrest, Court Invasion To Cover Up Scandal


     

    The Department of State Services has transferred 14 of its operatives involved in the December 6, 2019 invasion of the Federal High Court where rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, who was standing trial in a case brought against him by the Nigerian Government, was forcefully rearrested.

    Sowore was picked up barely 24 hours after he was released on bail after spending 125 days in unlawful detention.

    The incident drew widespread condemnation and exposed the disregard of the President Muhammadu Buhari regime for the rule of law.

    Top sources within the DSS told SaharaReporters on Monday that the transfer of the operatives involved in the court invasion and Sowore’s rearrest was in a bid to cover up the shameful incident.

    One source said, “They have also transferred Marshal Dekko to an unknown destination to cover up his role.

    “At least 60 officers have been recruited to monitor Sowore in Abuja. They have also concluded plans to jail him at all cost.”

    Recall that on Sunday, a strange man pretending to be mentally deranged sneaked into the apartment providing temporary shelter for Sowore in Abuja and caused chaos at the place.

    Apart from physically assaulting a female activist present at the place at the time, the unknown man also vandalised electronic items inside the apartment.

    It took the efforts of several men to overpower the stranger and hand him over to the police.

    The incident has since raised fears over Sowore’s safety in Abuja where his stringent bail condition has since restricted him to.

    The 48-year-old journalist is also forbidden from speaking to the press as part of his bail conditions – – a situation that clearly infringes upon his fundamental human rights of freedom of movement and association as guaranteed by the Nigerian constitution and Universal Declaration of Human Rights – a historic document adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in December 1948.

    Sowore was first arrested on August 3, 2019 for planning a series of protest against bad governance in Nigeria tagged #RevolutionNow.

    Despite two court orders granting him bail in the weeks following his arrest, the DSS kept him in detention, violating his fundamental human rights in the process.

    The DSS finally released him on bail on December 24 after an order from Nigeria’s Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.

    His trial kicks off in February in a case the Nigerian Government has accused him of insulting President Buhari and planning to bring down his regime.

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  • BREAKING: Many Injured As Truck Conveying PDP Protesters In Abuja Tumbles


    Tragedy struck on Monday during a protest by members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Abuja as a truck conveying them to venue of the demonstration tumbled, injuring many of them in the process. 

    The incident occurred at the Transcorp Hilton Junction when the truck driver made a swift turn as the party faithful made their way to the Supreme Court complex to express their displeasure with the ruling of the court last Tuesday sacking Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo State. 


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  • BREAKING: Supreme Court Affirms Election Of Sokoto State Governor


     

    The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Aminu Tambuwal as winner of the March 9 governorship poll in Sokoto State.

    Striking out the appeal brought before the court by Ahmed Aliyu of the All Progressives Congress challenging the said election on Monday, Justice Abba Aji affirmed that the appeal lacked merit as the appellant could not prove the grounds of his appeal which inter alia involved over-voting and non-compliance with the electoral law.

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  • Man Kills Girlfriend In Jigawa After Being Ashamed Of Impregnating Her


     

    A 29-year-old man, Mustapha Idris, has been arrested by the Nigeria Police Force for killing his 20-year-old pregnant girlfriend.

    According to the Jigawa State Police Command, Idris said he killed Nafisa Hashimu because he was scared of what people would think when news of her pregnancy out of wedlock spreads.

    Spokesperson for the police in the state, Audu Jinjiri, said Idris and Hashimu, a divorcee, were live-in lovers at Daneji Village before she became pregnant and informed him in excitement.

    Idris however, got angry and stabbed her to death.

    Her body was found in a bush on the outskirts of Daneji Village about 22 kilometres from Ringim.

    The suspect said, “I’m ashamed of how the society will see us after she delivers the unborn child out of wedlock, and thus I decided to terminate her life to stay away from shame.”

    Jinjiri disclosed that the suspect would be charged to court to face the wrath of the law.

     

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  • There'll Be No Mercy For Pipeline Vandals, Lagos Governor, Sanwo-Olu, Says After Abule-Egba Fire Outbreak


    Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has issued a warning to pipeline vandals in the state while reacting to Sunday’s fire outbreak at Abule-Egba area.

    The fire, which started after vandals breached a pipeline to steal petrol in the area, left three persons dead while destroying seven houses including an hotel.

    Sanwo-Olu commended officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency for their swift response in extinguishing the fire.

    He said, “My thoughts and prayers are with the families and businesses affected in the unfortunate incident at Abule-Egba. 

    “We are thankful for the brave members of LASEMA and our fire service that swung into action working all night to reduce the impact. 

    “Pipeline vandals will be shown no mercy. 

    “We must work together to ensure man-made incidents like are avoided. 

    “Security and information gathering along volatile corridors will increase and a stronger synergy with communities must happen. We all have a role to play.”
     

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