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EFCC to Arraign Former Head of Service, Oyo-Ita, 8 Others



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, will on Monday, March 23, 2020 arraign the immediate past Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, HoCSF, Winnifred Oyo-Ita.

She will be arraigned before Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja.

Others to be arraigned along with Oyo-Ita are: Frontline Ace Global Services Limited; Asanaya Projects Limited; Garba Umar and his companies: Slopes International Limited; Gooddeal Investments Limited; Ubong Okon Effiok and his own company, U & U Global Services Limited and Prince Mega Logistics Limited.

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Murder: Court sentences two to death by hanging



It is the end of the road for Elijah Oyebode, 25, Yusuf Ajibade, 28, and Jelili Raji, 35 as Justice Jide Falola of Osun High Court sitting in Ikirun has sentenced them to death by hanging for murder.

According to the ruling by Justice Falola, on Thursday, the prosecution counsel proved his case against the convicts beyond reasonable doubt. He, however, acquitted the second convict, Ajibade, of two-count charge of murder and conspiracy but convicted him on the third count charge of receiving stolen property.

While Ajibade got two years imprisonment, Oyebode and Raji were sentenced to death by hanging.

He also said the shrine where the deceased was murdered be forfeited to the state government.

The convicts, who were first arraigned on November 14, 2017, pleaded not guilty to three-count-charge of conspiracy to commit murder, murder and stealing preferred against them.

The State Counsel, Kareem Adekilekun, had earlier told the court that the defendants murdered one Rofiat Adebisi, a 400-level student of Osun University, Ipetu-Ijesha, on December 22 2016.

Adekilekun said the offences were contrary to Sections 324 and 316, and punishable under Sections 319 and 322 of the Criminal Code Cap.3 Law of Osun, 2002, respectively. reports that the prosecution counsel told the court that on that fateful day, the deceased boarded a golf car with Lagos number plate FKJ 636 DL, driven by the first convict, Oyebode.

Adekilekun further told the court that on December 23, 2016, the lifeless body of the deceased was found by the road side along Egbeda road in the state.

He said the convicts were arrested with help of the police through the iPhone 5 of the deceased, which was sold to Ajibade.

Adekilekun said Oyebode, in his confessional statement, said Raji asked him to supply him a maid.

According to the prosecution counsel, a charm was given to Oyebode by Raji to charm any lady that he will bring and that such lady will be unconscious.

He also explained that in Oyebode confessional statement, he said the charm was used against the deceased.

He said Oyebode thereafter handed the deceased to Raji in his shrine and paid him N10,000.

He also told the court that the confessional statements of the three convicted persons were corroborated by the police, whose report showed that Oyebode had sex with deceased before taking her to Raji’s shrine.

Counsel to convicts, Suleiman Bello, pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy.

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Billionaire businessman, Aliko Dangote reveals COVID19 test result



Billionaire businessman, Aliko Dangote reveals COVID19 test result

Nigerian businessman and philanthropist  Aliko Dangote on Sunday, said he had tested negative for the novel Coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19.

The founder and chairman of Dangote Group announced his health status with a tweet on his handle on Sunday, dispelling widespread concerns expressed by many Nigerians as a result of stories making the rounds that he had contact with some governors and the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, who had tested positive.

In the tweet, Dangote said: “The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted modern society, affecting our collective health and well-being.

“As a global citizen and business leader, I took the COVID-19 test and the result came back NEGATIVE.

“Coalition Against COVID-19 is an initiative that I am leading with other private sector leaders&our common goal is to support ongoing Government initiatives with our resources in the fight against COVID-19.

“We are in this together and I am optimistic we will overcome.”

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