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ALIYU NAHUCE vs FCTA: Case Adjourned to April 1st

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The Industrial High Court, Abuja Adjourns the case of Engr. Aliyu Nahuce with the Federal Capital Development Authority, FCT Water Board and the Honourable Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to April 1st.

It was an inconclusive deliberation on the case of Engr. Aliyu Nahuce with the Federal Capital Development Authority, FCT Water Board and the Honourable Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) over his suspension from his position as the General Manager of FCT Water Board due to his Alleged fraud case with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

According to the last court hearing on the 21st of January, 2020 before the adjournment, we were left with the questions; Who runs the FCT Waterboard? Who has the power to appoint a legal Personnel for the FCT Waterboard?  and What is the due procedure for appointing legal personnel? These questions were addressed on 25th Feburary, 2020.

Also Read: ALIYU NAHUCE vs FCTA: Case Adjourned

Appearing before the court were; the Chairman of FCT Water Board ‘Kasim Abdul Ali’, the Legal Adviser/ Secretary to the Board ‘Patience Omadinah’ and the Public Relation Manager ‘Kayode Shegun’. They were all placed as witnesses for the court hearing.

Kasim Ali, the Chairman of FCT Water Board who was appointed on the 27th March, 2018 stated the Administration areas of FCT Water Board. According to him, a board meeting was held on the 19th Feburary, 2020 where the board members reached a resolution on the subject matter. He also made it clear that he is not involved in the day-to-day running of the administration of the FCT Water Board.

Patience Omadinah, the Legal Adviser/Secretary to the Board who was appointed since 2007 stated that all relevant agencies are involved in the appointment of a Legal Solicitor for the FCT Water Board especially the FCT Legal Service Secretariat which is presided by the Solicitor General who makes the final appointment. She also stated that the FCT Water Board is not a subsidiary of FCTA though the FCTA Supersedes over the FCT Water Board and they can also award contracts and procure Legal Services which she is in charge of preparing the documents for the terms of contract.

Kayode Shegun, the Public Relations Manager is the head of the head of the Information Unit and stated that he’s aware that FCT Waterboard can hire Legal Services. He confirms that the staff of the FCT Water Board are being paid by the FCTA and the Procurement Manager is in charge of signing the documents for the appointment of the legal alliance which is usually approved by the General Manger, Engr. Aliyu Nahuce.

 Esq. Ogoke, one of the defendant counsels argued on the bases of the evidence provided by the defendant according to the ‘Act of FCT Water Board’ which confirms that the FCT Water Board has the right to appoint an External Legal Solicitor of their choice and it is not subsidiary to  FCT therefore it can sue and be sued as well. He also confirmed that according to the Act no. 160201A of the Public Service Rule for all Statutory Board, the Board only gives general policy advice and are not allowed to interfere in the activities of the Administration of FCT Water Board.

Esq. Idumodin Ogumu, one of the State counsels argued on the bases of the representation of the defendant counsel pointing out that the Defendant is also the ‘Plaintiff’ as well as the ‘Claimant’. Healso pointed out that contracts cannot be awarded without the endorsement of the FCT Minister because the FCTA funds the FCT Waterboard.

Having listened to their arguments, the judge adjourns the verdict on this case to April 1st, 2020.  

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Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Kenya, have arrested a 38-year-old married man over the brutal murder of his girlfriend.

 

The suspect, Evans Karani is accused of murdering 25-year-old Catherine Nyokabi in Witeithie area, Juja in Kiambu County.

 

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Juja Sub-County Directorate of Criminal Investigations Officer (DCIO), Richard Mwaura, who confirmed the incident on Friday, April 16, said the suspect attempted to discard Nyokabi’s body on Wednesday but his efforts were thwarted by mud.

While transporting Nyokabi’s body in his car, Karani’s vehicle got stuck in mud on Bob Harris road in Juja, forcing him to flee, leaving the body and car behind, the DCI said.

 

Married Kenyan man arrested for allegedly killing his side chick

 

Police, who arrived at the scene following a report by locals, verified the car ownership from the National Transport and Safety Authority’s Registrar of Motor Vehicles.

 

A hunt for Karani was, consequently, launched by a multi-agency team comprising police, DCI officers and the agency’s Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau (CRIB) officer

 

On Friday morning, April 16, detectives, via phone signal, tracked down Karani to his rented house in Githurai Kimbo area, where they arrested the suspect.

 

The authorities said Nyokabi’s body had been burnt using a corrosive chemical.

 

“She was badly disfigured. Besides the burn injuries, she had bruises on the face and head. It appears she was tortured before being killed,” a detective told The Standard.

 

Authorities said the suspect confessed to killing Nyokabi, a hotel worker in Kahawa Wendani, following a bitter conflict, which they had been embroiled in for the past two weeks.

 

Karani, who is married, reportedly told police Nyokabi was his secret lover.

 

The deceased’s father, Gitonga Njogu, told The Standard that initial reports suggested his daughter, the first born in a family of four children, died in a road accident.

 

“On Facebook, certain people were claiming my child was killed in a car crash in Juja. However, when we got to see her body at the City Mortuary, we were shocked. The visible injuries clearly indicated Nyokabi’s cause of death was not a road accident as had been alleged,” said Njogu.

 

“My girl (Nyokabi) was hard-working, cheerful and very loving. Her future was promising,” said Njogu while attempting to balance a tear in his eyes.

 

The old man said Nyokabi had, in the past, introduced Karani to him as her suitor.

 

“I knew them to be lovers. Just like in any other relationship, they had differences, which I would help them iron out. Two weeks ago, my daughter said she and Karani had broken up. I told her, it was okay; she shouldn’t cling onto a relationship in which she was unhappy. That was the last time I heard of the suspect.”

 

Karani will be arraigned on Monday, April 19, when detectives would seek to detain him longer to allow for investigations to be completed.

 

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Arms Procurement Investigation: “Issues of arms procurement were done by specific individuals, call these individuals to explain to you ” – COAS Ibrahim Attahiru tells House of Reps members

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A dramatic scene was recorded today April 13 after the Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru appeared before House of Representatives ad-hoc committee on arms and ammunition as part of the investigation into arms purchase by the military.


Attahiru refused to speak on arms procurement after presenting a document to the committee.


According to the COAS, he just resumed office and the issues surrounding the procurement of arms should be answered by the “specific individuals” who initiated the purchase.


He said;


“The submission before you speaks to the report before you. It is an executive summary. It is very self-explanatory to the extent that it has been pluralised. When you demanded this report, you stated a specific period for which you wanted it.

“You may wish to recall that the Chief of Army Staff took over the mantle of leadership barely two months ago.

“The period for which you want this report having been summarised in the executive summary explained whatever details you require.

“Issues of arms procurement that you so demand to know were done by specific individuals, I will rather you call these individuals to explain to you very specific issues the general explanation is contained in this report.”


A member of the committee, Ejiro Ogene had also faulted the COAS explanation for not appearing before the committee earlier.


Ogene said;


“When we ask you to come, the people are the ones speaking, sovereignty lies in the people; if we see it like this, things will be different.

“I expect that the COAS tenders an apology, not an explanation; you are serving the people and they are as your employer.”


Firing back at him, Attahiru insisted that his explanation serves as an apology. He said;


“When you say I offered an explanation, it is as good as an apology. It only tells you the reasons why I wasn’t here and the reasons are pungent enough.”


Following the rising tension at the proceeding, Chairman of the Committee Olaide Akinremi ruled that the hearing goes into a closed-door meeting and the media were asked to leave the hearing.

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25-year-old Nigerian man arrested for Scamming woman of N16million in India

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A 25-year-old Nigerian has been arrested in India for allegedly scamming a 62-year-old woman from Indore, Madhya Pradesh, of Rs 31.64 lakh (N16,048,923.81)

“The accused, Wisdom Obinna, from Imo State, was part of a gang that befriended women on social media and then scam them with lottery and gift frauds,” said Indore Cyber Cell Superintendent of Police, Jitendra Singh, on Friday, April 9.

“Obinna was arrest25-year-old Nigerian man arrested in India for duping woman of N16m ed from Delhi, where he was staying even after his business visa expired. Efforts are on to nab other members of the gang,” he added.

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During the interrogation, the accused said that he came to India on Business Visa in 2014 and 2017. After the visa expired, he became active in cheating and used to operate from Delhi.

The gang members befriend Indian girls and women on Facebook by creating accounts with different foreign fake IDs.

After Wisdom has made friends with the women, he lured his victims by claiming he sent them some expensive gifts.

Later, other members of the gang pose as custom officers and demand money in the name of Tax and Penalty to get the parcel, send a message through bank account WhatsApp and get the money transfer. They would also threaten the victim with legal action.

Police recovered eight passbooks of various banks, three ATM cards, two laptops, three pen drives, 9 mobile phones, eight SIM cards, two dongles, passports and Rs 11000 in cash from the accused.

 

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