Showing posts with label Witness. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Witness. Show all posts

Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Thisday office was bombed to appease Allah, witness tells court

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, yesterday, heard how alleged kingpin of the Boko Haram sect, Mustapher Umar, bombed office of Thisday Newspaper in Kaduna State with 12 camp gas cylinders in a bid to appease Allah. Justice Ademola Adeniyi, who admitted a burnt Honda Car, with number-plate AL-306-MKA, allegedly used to perpetrate the terrorist act on April 26, 2012, further heard how the accused person cried bitterly when he was rescued from the burning car, saying they denied him the opportunity of inheriting 72 virgins in heaven.

In a bid to prove the complicity of the accused person, the Federal Government brought a senior police officer that is charged with the responsibility of keeping exhibits recovered from terror suspects to testify before the high court. The masked witness, PW-8, who told the court that the accused person had intended to carry out a suicide attack, produced the burnt Honda car, the discharged cylinders, half-charred 25 litter jerry-can that allegedly contained fuel, and persuaded Justice Adeniyi to move the court outside to inspect the terror items.

How Fani-Kayode stole aviation funds – Witness

A Superintendent of Police, Bashir Abdulahi, yesterday told a Federal High Court in Lagos how former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, allegedly made several illegal payments into his bank account while in office.
Abdulahi, who was an operative with the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, but now at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, told Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia that he investigated the alleged mismanagement of fund by Fani-Kayode.
Ofili-Ajumogobia adjourned till today for cross examination. But before the adjournment, the witness said the petition about mismanagement of aviation fund was assigned to his team for investigation. He said investigation revealed that several payments, beyond the legal limits, were made into Fani-Kayode’s account, through one Mark Saviour.
Telling the court how his team discovered the alleged fraud, Abdulahi said: “I and other members of the team assigned responsibilities for ourselves and collected various documents that would assist our investigation.”

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Ibadan To Witness Weird Rainfall

The South-West Zonal Coordinator of the agency, Mr Iyiola Akande,said this in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in IbadanHe said the prediction by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) was made available to NEMA to help it prepare for disaster mitigation.  Akande said the rainfall pattern in most parts of the country was likely to be similar to that of 2012, although Saki’s rainfall could be about 283mm above that of last year.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

My Wife Died Because Her Jehovah Witness Family Refused Blood Transfusion- Husband

A police corporal assigned to the Wuse Zone 3 Police Division, Abuja, died on Monday at the National Hospital after rejecting blood transfusion.The husband of the deceased, Emmanuel Timothy, said in an interview, that his wife, Grace, who was a member of the Jehovah Witness, died because her family refused to consent to her having a blood transfusion.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Suleja Bombing: Suspects were promised 72 virgins each – Witness

An Army Officer told the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday that four suspects of the Suleja bombing were promised 72 virgins each as incentives. The officer, whose name was not given for security reasons, was testifying in the case filed by the State Security Service against the six accused Suleja/Madalla bomb attack.


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