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Femi Falana (SAN) Urges EFCC And ICPC To Investigate Binani’s 2billion Naira Bribe Despite Denial



Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana,  a Human rights lawyer has demanded that adequate investigation be carried out on the alleged 2 billion naira inducement trailing the controversial declaration of winner of Adamawa State supplementary elections on Sunday.

The candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the election, Aishatu ‘Binani’ Dahiru, who was earlier declared winner by the embattled Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state, Hudu Yunusa Ari had denied bribery allegations levelled against her.

However, speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Thursday, Falana said Binani’s denial is not just enough to let the matter be swept under the carpet.

“There are allegations that the sum of 2billion naira is fetching hands, so it is not enough for Binani to deny, there must be an investigation,” Falana said.

The senior advocate stated that those who were involved in the declaration of Binani as the winner should be questioned and brought to book, adding that Binani’s acceptance speech confirmed that she was party to the disarray.

“Was there inducement? That has to be investigated. The officers who were at the high table with Mr Yunusa Ari, the commissioner of Police, the Director of the State Security Service, and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

“All those involved in the criminality that occurred, they all have to be tried under the law. It is not enough for the IGP to simply redeploy the commissioner of police involved or for the director of state security to be withdrawn from the state.

“This is not the first time that it has happened, there have been false declarations of results before now,” he said.

Falana commended INEC for the swift action taken to ensure that proper response was implemented, adding that except actions are taken holistically, the impunity and aberrations would be repeatedly committed.

According to him, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practice Commission (ICPC) have to be involved to ensure that all those who breached the law be prosecuted.

“The EFCC and the ICPC will have to be brought in to investigate the allegations of inducement of the sum of 2 billion naira. It is also in the interest of the APC candidate to ensure this matter is fully investigated.

“The IGP would have to speed up the investigation. By now, we expect him (Adamawa REC) to have been arrested and if he cannot be found, they have to get a court order to declare him wanted.

“All the security officers involved will have to be investigated and prosecuted. INEC has done the right thing by suspending him so that he does not further taint the democratic process.”

The SAN stated that the law recommended strict sanction for any form of electoral conspiracy, malfeasance and financial inducement.

“The law is very clear on this matter, under section 120 subsection 4 of the electoral act. For any false declaration of the results of the election, anybody involved is liable to be prosecuted and the penalty is three years imprisonment which for me is not stringent enough.

“There is also section 121 of the Electoral Act which prescribes 12 months imprisonment for financial inducement with regards to elections.”

He also demanded that the legal practitioner disciplinary committee of the Nigerian Bar Association in collaboration with INEC take disciplinary actions against the Adamawa REC.

“The Nigerian Bar Association has to come in, the NBA has to write a petition, to the legal practitioner disciplinary committee for immediate sanction to serve as a lesson because he has brought the legal profession into disrepute.”

(Channels TV)

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Wife Beaten To Death By Husband For Wanting To Marry Another Man



Aminu Abubakar 56 years old, has been arrested by the police for allegedly beating his 38-year-old supposedly wife, Nana Fadimatu, to death in Yola South Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

The State Police spokesperson, SP Suleiman Nguroje, who confirmed the incident said Abubakar, who is the Manager of Anasam Table Water allegedly beat his wife when he heard that the deceased was planning to marry a new husband.

Angered by that information, the suspect on May 5 at about 10 pm, applied force on her by hitting her with a hard object as a result of which she fell down unconscious and was later pronounced dead.

The culprit was apprehended by the Police in Shagari Divisional Police Headquarters following a report received from the awaiting Husband Mahmud Rufai of Shagari Annex, Yola South Local Government Area.

The PPRO said the investigation so far reveals that the suspect had one  child with the deceased after 9 years of their marriage.

Nguroje stated that the state Commissioner of Police CP Afolabi Babatola while expressing shock, commended DPO Shagari for arresting and making it impossible for the suspect to escape Justice.

After investigation, he will be charged to court.

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Police Parade 6 Officers Caught On Camera Beating Youths With Cutlass In Imo State



The Imo State Police command has commenced the orderly room trial of the policemen who were caught on a viral video assaulting Imo State University students with Machete in Imo State recently for refusing to open their phone to the policemen.

The 6 policemen caught on the camera according to our source are;

Inspector Amadi Sunday (The Team Leader), Inspector Amajuoji Charlse, Sgt Noachian Chinese, Sgt Onwuka Emmanuel Cpl Nzewuodo Goodness and Pc Emmanuel Chmezie.

It was gathered that the personnel have been arraigned and prosecuted according to the police disciplinary policy.

The policemen caught in the camera our reporter also learnt, if found guilty after the trial, these security personnel might be demoted, dismissed or serve some years in jail, according to the policy guiding their rules.

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Married Police Inspector Kills Girlfriend Over Alleged Cheating In Ghana



The Ghana Police Service have arrested an Inspector identified as Ahmed Twumasi over alleged murder of his girlfriend, Victoria Daapa, popularly known as Maa Adwoa.

Twumasi, who is married with children, allegedly shot the 27-year-old mother of one at close range on Thursday 20th April 2023, at Adum in front of Dufie Towers in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi, over alleged suspicion of cheating, we gathered.

The woman was rushed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

The police, in a press release on Sunday evening, April 23, 2023, stated that the suspect was arrested at his hideout at Sekyere near Effiduase in the Ashanti Region.

“The Police have this evening arrested a Police officer, Inspector Ahmed Twumasi, who is alleged to have shot and killed a female adult, who was believed to be his girlfriend,” the statement read.

“The shooting incident occurred in Kumasi, in the Ashanti region, on Thursday, 20th April 2023. The suspect, who has been on the run since the incident, was arrested at Sekyere, near Effiduase in the Ashanti Region as a result of a special Police operation, which was launched following the shooting incident. The suspect is currently in Police custody and will be put before court to face justice.”

According to reports, the police officer suspected Maa Adwoa of cheating on him, and although she denied the allegations, he became increasingly angry.

An eyewitness reported that the officer first kissed Maa Adwoa before shooting her to death.


“After the first two shots, she was pleading with the guy to stop and he added three more shots before jumping into a rickshaw to run away. Because he was holding a gun, we could not attempt to arrest him,” the eyewitness narrated.

Maa Adwoa’s uncle, who was also present at the scene, stated that the police officer first shot her in the forehead and then multiple times in the stomach and other parts of her body until she fell and died.

Speaking to GHPage, the deceased’s father, Atakora revealed that his late daughter had a man he knew as her boyfriend and they both shared a baby girl.

“The man I know is a footballer. He even has a brother who has played for the Black Stars before. He and Madwoa have a daughter together. I am not aware of this police inspector and his relationship with my child,”  the heartbroken father said.

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