Monday, June 24, 2013

LEDAP condemns today's execution of 4 death row prisoners in Edo

A statement I just got from the Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP). Read below..
LEDAP condemns today's execution of 4 death row prisoners; Chima Ejiofor, Daniel Nsofor, Osarenmwinda Aiguokhan and Richard Igagu in Edo State despite their pending appeals at the court of appeal. The AG of Edo State and the prison authorities were duly served with the court processes comprising the notice of appeal and motion for stay of execution.
Under the Nigerian laws, an appeal and application for stay of execution should restrain further action until the appeal is determined. By executing the prisoners, Nigeria government has demonstrated gross disregard to the rule of law and respect for the judicial process.

Four death row inmates hanged in Edo State

Four death row inmates were hanged in Benin, Edo State, today Monday June 24th, after their death warrants were signed by the Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

The inmates included Osaremwinda Aigbuohian and Daniel Nsofor, whose lawyers have been struggling to obtain a stay of execution on the death sentence; and two other convicts whose identities are yet to be ascertained.

According to the Supreme Court, Mr. Aiguohian killed and dismembered the body of his victim while Mr. Nsofor forcefully robbed, tortured and strangled a woman to death.

Supermarket receives 440 pounds cocaine inside Banana delivery

Supermarket workers were surprised to find a huge selection of pounds of cocaine inside a banana shipment, according to police reports in Denmark.
Police in Denmark stated that workers at a supermarket chain discovered over 440 pounds of cocaine inside a banana shipment from Colombia, last week.
Police Inspector Bent Isager-Nielsen stated that workers at the Brondby warehouse for supermarket chain Coop, found about 275 pounds of cocaine in a pallet of bananas and another 176 pounds of the drug were found in a shipment of bananas in a warehouse in Hasselager.

Don’t Impose Your Daughter As New Market Leader, Lagos PDP Warns Tinubu

daughter is a full time market woman.
The Lagos State PDP has warned former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, to rescind his decision to impose his young daughter, Shade Tinubu-Ojo, as the new Leader of Market Women in the State.
The former governor had announced this choice during the 8th day Firdau prayer for his late mother and former national leader of Nigerian market women, Abibat Mogaji.In a statement signed by the Publicity Secretary, Taofik Gani, the Lagos state PDP said it noted “that the much touted democrat should allow the simple tenets of democracy to prevail in the selection of a new leader for the market women, more so as there is no cogent evidence that his nominee and 
The statement claimed that Mr Tinubu plans to confirm this choice to market leaders at a meeting he has summoned to hold on Tuesday at his residence.

Governor Aregbesola Gave His Female Deputy A Dirty Slap

Gist going round is that the Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola is just a man with hot temper and he lost it recently and gave his deputy, a woman older than him, a dirty slap during an argument...
But Gov Aregbesola has denied slapping Mrs. Grace Tomori, his deputy, stressing that the rumor was aimed at causing disaffection between them. Can there be smoke without fire. What is the cause of this smoke?

Reacting to the allegation, the governor said: “I have not beaten anybody within my life. In fact, I don't beat my children, let alone beating some other person. Way more, the Deputy Governor is older than me, so just how do I beat an aged person.”

Clergyman: Obasanjo Dumps Politics For Evangelism, Organizes Nationwide Crusades

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo may dump politics for evangelism soon.
We gathered that the ex-president has joined other clerics in organising nationwide crusades.
The reason, was learnt may be connected to the fact that President Jonathan could not allow him dictate how he wanted Nigeria to be governed.
In protest, Obasanjo was said to have dumped politics for evangelism, having been trained at the National Open University.
He was said to have joined forces with a royal father from his home town, Oba Adedapo Tejuoso, Karounwi III, and the world-renowned evangelist, Kayode Williams whose ministry is Bishop Kayode Williams World Outreach, to hold crusades nationwide.

Sad: Boy Allegedly Kills Sister Using Wrestling Moves Learned On TV

Viloude Louis, who was allegedly killed by her 13-year-old brother when he performed wrestling moves on her that he had seen on TV.
Vilger Louis talks about his daughter Viloude, dead after suffered multiple injuries after her half-brother allegedly beat her.
A young teen beat his little half-sister to death using wrestling moves he’d copied from the TV, police claim.

Devalon Armstrong, 13, is accused of repeatedly slamming Viloude Louis, 5, onto a bed, punching her in the stomach, jumping on her back and elbow-dropping into her kidneys.

Fire Guts family of six in Port Harcourt

A family of six perished in an early morning inferno yesterday in Port Harcourt. Nobody could say what caused the fire but neighbors of the deceased family members told sources that the fire started at about 2pm.

According to the landlord of the house, located at number 17, New Estate Road, Railway Quarters,  they heard was a loud explosion. What followed next, he stated,  were balls of fire.

The residents claimed they ran out of their apartments in the confusion, adding that the explosion came from the apartment of the deceased family members.

My Mum Told Me To Throw My Cousin Inside Well — 14yr Old Murder Suspect

The story sounded bizarre and confounding but it is true. The discovery of the body of three-year-old Bose Olaniyi in a well in the neighbourhood has thrown the residents of Ilupeju-Isokan area of Akobo into mourning. But the most shocking aspect of the sad occurrence was that the suspect in this case is no other person than the deceased’s cousin, Rilwan Olaniyi, who confessed to have acted on the promptings of his mother to kill his cousin!

How could 14-year-old Rilwan, a Primary Six pupil, ever think of killing his little cousin? Crime Reports gathered that Mrs Bola Olaniyi and Mrs Morenike Olaniyi are two women married to two brothers. The former, who is Rilwan’s mother, is married to the elder of the two brothers and due to circumstances, the latter and her husband with their children started living in the house bulit by the elder brother.

It happened in the evening of June 17. Little Bose’s mother, Morenike, a mother of four, reportedly went to buy yam flour in the neighbourhood to prepare dinner for her children. She left her children behind but the youngest, Bose, cried after her mother, insisting on following her, as if she had a premonition of what would befall her that night. Morenike however sent her daughter back, telling her to go and stay with her siblings. And with that she waved a final bye to her daughter as she never saw her alive again. Dinner for the household later became a forgone issue.

Timilehin, Boy Shot By Nigerian Police, Buried Amid Tears

Tears flowed freely at Ijede Cemetery, Ikorodu, Lagos as family members and sympathisers gathered to bury the remains of Timilehin Ebun, a nine-year-old boy killed by a police bullet.

It was reported that the boy and members of his immediate family were on their way to their Ikorodu home when a stray bullet pierced through his father’s vehicle and killed him.
Punch correspondent, who was present at the funeral, observed that the deceased’s siblings were not at the cemetery. However, cousins and friends of his parents were present.
Earlier, the relatives had collected Timilehin’s corpse at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, where an autopsy was performed on it.
Symapthisers at the funeral, which started around 3pm burst into tears when the deceased’s coffin was opened for them to see.

Saudi Arabia Changes Weekend To Be In Line With The Rest Of The World

Saudi King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud changed the kingdom’s official work week to Sunday through Thursday, citing “lost economic opportunities” from being out of synch with the rest of the world on the Saudi weekend.
The switch from Saudi Arabia’s Saturday-to-Wednesday work week, and Thursday-Friday weekend, was announced on Sunday in a royal decree carried on state print and broadcast media. The change overrides years of objections from religious conservatives that Saudi Arabia, home of the most important two sites of Islam, should keep a weekend distinct from that of the West.
“We will be copying the Jews and the Christians,” prominent Saudi businessman Abdul Rahman Al Jeraisy said in 2007, when the king’s Shura advisory council considered the change.


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