The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Monday, ordered Sen. Ali Ndume to be remanded in Kuje Prison following Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT)’s refusal to appear for his trial.
Justice Okon Abang gave the order when Ndume, who represents Borno South Senatorial District, failed to file a formal application to show cause why he should not forfeit the bail bond of N500 million deposed to on May 5 to stand as surety for Maina.
The EFCC’s Lawyer, Mohammed Abubakar, had, on Nov. 18, asked the court to make an order for the lawmaker to forfeit the bail bond since Maina, who he stood as surety for, had jumped bail.
Abubakar also asked the court to revoke Maina’s bail and issued a warrant of arrest on him.
Although the court granted the applications by the EFCC on Maina, it gave Ndume an opportunity to appear with his legal representation and adjourned until Dec. 23.
Justice Abang, in his ruling, ordered Ndume’s remand pending the time he was able to fulfill the bail bond or produce Maina in court
Gov. Fintiri decorates his CSO, Abubakar with his new rank, CSP
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state has decorated his Police Chief Security Officer (CSO), Othman Abubakar with his new rank of Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP).
Performing the familiar function, Gov. Fintiri, who was assisted during the brief ceremony by the Deputy Commissioner of Police –Administration (DCP) Umar Dankombo wished him God’s guidance and success in all his future endeavors.
A graduate of Bayero University Kano (BUK), CSP Abubakar had earlier served as an Aide de Camp (ADC) to Fintiri during his short reign as acting governor.
Not only that, CSP Othman Abubakar a graduate of political science and master holder in conflict and security management has been the most long-reigned police public relation officer (PPRO) in the state.
Recalling with nostalgia DSP Bashir Mohammed another senior cop who had worked closely with the CSO said that ‘’ I will ever acknowledge what God has elevated in doing so, may I say, congratulations to CSO to the Governor, CSP Othman Abubakar.
‘’ No one deserves this more than you do – you worked tirelessly to hit this milestone. I know there are bigger and better things awaiting you in the near future. Congratulations sir,’’
Mohammed, was emphatic that the profile of the promoted principal officers of the command was tracked and the result was quite revealing and interesting.
‘’ In fact this promotion could be seen as a mark of reward to gallantry and committed to duty. We pray for God’s guidance,’’ he prayed.
Jealous: Housewife allegedly stabbed husband’s fiancée to death
The Police Command in Kano State has arrested a 20-year-old housewife, Suwaiba Shuaibu, in Doguwa Local Government Area (LGA) for allegedly stabbing to death her husband’s 17-year-old fiancée.
The command spokesman, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, confirmed the arrest in a statement in Kano on Tuesday.
The statement showed that the incident occurred on Jan. 1, at Gimawa village of the LGA.
It announced that investigation revealed the deceased and the suspect’s husband had been having an affair for more than six years and were due to wed on Jan. 9.
“On Jan. 2, at about 10.30 am., a complaint was received from one Kabiru Jafaru, of the same address that the body of his 17-year -old daughter, who got missing on Jan. 1, was found in an uncompleted building in their neighbourhood.
“The complainant said the victim was suspected to have been stabbed on her neck by her killer(s).
“Upon receiving the complaint, the scene was visited and the body was evacuated to Tudun Wada General Hospital for examination by a medical doctor,’’ the statement explained.
It revealed that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Habu Ahmad, raised and instructed a team of detectives, led by the Doguwa Divisional Police Officer, CSP Bala Shuaibu, to investigate the matter.
The statement noted that the team swung into action and apprehended the suspect.
“During interrogation, the suspect freely confessed she had called the victim on phone, deceived and lured her to an uncompleted building in their neighbourhood where she used a sharp knife to stab her on her neck, chest and other parts of her body.
“The suspect disclosed she killed the victim out of jealousy because her husband proposed to marry her,’’ it said.
The statement announced that the case had been transferred to the command’s Criminal Investigation Department, Homicide Section, for discrete investigation, adding that the “suspect will be charged to court at the completion of investigation’’.
UNIJOS approves herbal tea for COVID-19 prevention
Amidst the second wave of the dreadful coronavirus, the management of the University of Jos, UNIJOS, has approved the immediate sale of what it termed “a home made herbal tea” for the prevention of the viral infection.
An internal memo signed by the institution’s registrar, Monday Danjem, on January 11, directed that the beverage — produced by UNIJOS’ Africa Centre of Excellence in Phytomedicine be sold at an affordable price.
The university’s senate approved for the herbal tea to be widely advertised within its campuses to drive patronage, the memo said, noting that the decision was taken after extensive deliberations at the fourth Special Meeting for the 2019/2020 academic session held on January 11.
The efficacy of the herbal tea has yet to be certified by Nigeria’s regulatory body for food and drug administration, NAFDAC, Peoples Gazette learnt Friday.
The Gazette could not immediately verify if the potential antidote has been subjected to clinical trials.
Fears of further escalation of already heightened COVID-19 infections have greeted the federal government’s waiver for the resumption of tertiary institutions across the country next Monday.
More than 1,000 fatalities have been recorded from the surging virus, which has so far infected over 100,000 Nigerians, records by the country’s public health agency (NCDC) have shown.