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Nigerian Police Arrests 33 Persons In Connection With Murder Of Policeman

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Nigerian Police Arrests 33 Persons In Connection With Murder Of Policeman

The Nigerian Police has paraded 33 suspected IPOB members arrested in connection with the killing of a police officer and others during a protest in Nnewi, Anambra state last week.

Force public relations officer, Jimoh Moshood, said in Awka on Sunday that the inspector general of police, Ibrahim Idris, has directed the force to urgently recover the weapons the suspected IPOB members snatched from the slain officer.

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To this charge of killing an officer, the suspects shouted loudly in protest.  They said they were all traders in Nnewi market who were arrested as they closed shop for the day and were about to leave the market.  They said that was long after the IPOB protesters had left the market. They claim to have been arrested for a crime they had not committed.

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Moshood said the arrested suspects, ranging in age between 17 and 65 years, with state origins in the southeast and delta, were accused of engaging in terrorism, despite the proscription of the group last year.

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He said  a thorough investigation would be conducted, and anyone found culpable would be charged for terrorism.

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JUST IN: Tribunal Declares Ademola Adeleke Winner Of Osun Governorship Election

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Acting CJN Swears In 13 New Election Petition Tribunal Members

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Acting CJN Swears In 13 New Election Petition Tribunal Members

Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Mohammed, has sworn in the remaining 13 members of the 2019 Election Petitions Tribunal.

Mohammed admonished the new members to be of good character and endeavour to live above board.

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He also reminded them of the sacred nature of the oath they had taken, stressing it had become a bond between them and their creator.

The Acting Chief Justice says there would be no room for excuses or any performance below approved standards.

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The judicial boss informed the new Tribunal members that they were thoroughly examined and later fished out from the numerous judges in the country who were equally eminently qualified for this task.

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No Certificates For Okorocha, Others Declared Under Duress – INEC

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No Certificates For Okorocha, Others Declared Under Duress - INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission is insisting it would not reward bad conduct by presenting certificates of return to candidates who allegedly forced electoral officials to declare them winners.

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The Commission’s Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye said INEC would wait on court judgements or decisions of an Election Petitions Tribunal to guide its actions in such cases of results declared under duress.

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Okoye said apart from the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, there were other candidates from Niger, Benue and Akwa Ibom states who were also denied certificates of return because they were declared winners under duress.

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