INHERITANCE: COURT ORDERS NDUBUISI KANU’S WIDOW TO SERVE AMENDED SUMMONS – NATION P.G 3
An Ikeja High Court yesterday ordered Mrs. Gladys Kanu, one of the three widows of ex- Military Administrator of Lagos and Imo states, Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu (rtd.), to serve the respondents an amended originating summons presented to the court within seven days. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the respondents in the suit are: Kelly, the Nigerian Navy, Simone Abiona (nee Kanu) and Andrey Joe-Ezigbo (nee Kanu). Others are: Paula Ndidiamaka and Karen Johnson (nee Kanu), Jeffery, Laura, Stephen, Josephine Ndubuisi-Kanu (wife) and Christine (wife). In his ruling, Justice Christopher Balogun ordered the claimant’s counsel, Mr. Wale Adesokan (SAN), to serve the respondents the amended originating summons within seven days, starting from yesterday.
BANDITS INVADE KADUNA CORRECTIONAL SERVICE’S FARM, KILL 1, RUSTLE MANY ANIMALS – THIS DAY P.G 24
Details of the incident remained sketchy but the bandits were said to have arrived the farm at the wee hours of Monday morning, according to sources in the area. City & Crime learnt that the bandits went straight into the farm to rustle all the cows and other animals. A community leader in Kujama, who didn’t want to be named, confirmed the incident to our correspondent, describing the incident as worrisome. “Yes, the bandits came to the farm in the wee hours of Monday and rustled virtually all the cows and sheep at the farm belonging to Nigerian Correctional Service. One person was also killed at the farm,” he said. Our reporter couldn’t confirm the identity of the man killed at the farm. When contacted, the State Correctional Service Comptroller, Umar Audu, directed this reporter to contact their headquarters in Abuja, saying they have sent all the details to them.
CODE OF CONDUCT BUREAU TO TAKE ASSETS DECLARATION ONLINE – DAILY TRUST P.G 28
The chairman who spoke at a workshop organised for staff of the ministry of finance said the initiative is aimed at reducing its workload and providing a way assets can be verified to prevent corruption in the system. While encouraging staff of government to key into making their assets public, he noted that this is to enable the government to bequeath the assets to their wards when anything happens to them while in service. “We will be going online to complete asset declaration and it will be much easier for people to do it in the comfort of their homes but before then, we are here to ensure that public officers know the intricacies of all this because, by the time they are doing it on their own, they may not have the benefit of contacting us to guide them.”
ABUJA SECURITY EXPERT ACCUSES DSS OF TORTURE, ATTEMPT ON LIFE, DEMANDS N1.5BN – PUNCH P.G 4
A security expert, Mr Afolabi Solanke, has accused men of the Department of State Services in Apo, Abuja, of attempting to kill him Solanke stated that DSS operatives on March 7, 2022, handcuffed, blindfolded and drove him to a lonely spot in the middle of the night. He said the operatives were about to shoot him when a security guard in charge of a church in the vicinity raised the alarm, forcing the DSS officers to flee in their Hilux pick-up van. Our correspondent learnt that Solanke’s lawyer, Tosin Ojaomo, of the Temple of Law, had filed an enforcement of fundamental rights suit against the secret police, seeking N1.5bn damages for breach of his human rights. Other respondents in the suit before the Federal High Court, Abuja, include a senior DSS officer, Mr Paul Adesina; the DSS Director-General, Ade Jones; FCT DSS Director, Muktal Garuba; and the Head of Operations, DSS, FCT Command.
IBETO VS EFCC: COURT FIXES MAY 11 FOR HEARING – DAILY SUN P.G 5
Reacting to the submission by the applicant’s lawyer, counsel for EFCC, Simon Ibekwute, and counsel for the second respondent (Chukwudozie), Patrick Ikwueto (SAN), admitted for extension of time to enable them also reply the motions by the applicant. The trail judge, Justice Diepiri, after listening to the counsels’ submissions, said he would not deny them (both counsels) their constitutional right and adjourned till May 11, to hear their motions. Justice Diepiri urged the counsels to get all their processes ready before the next adjourned date, adding that they should come to court with, at least, photocopies of all the authorities cited. Ibeto (Applicant) had filed the application in Suit No. PHC/268/FHR/2022, on fundamental human rights.