Category Archive : Judiciary

Sowore Faked His Arrest In Order To Give DSS A Bad Name – Lauretta Onochie

Buhari’s social media aid, Lauretta Onochie has said that there was no evidence to show that DSS re-arrested Sowore as was reported.

Lauretta Onochie

She said:

WHO DRAMA EPP? EVERY LIE WILL EXPIRE.
COURTROOM DRAMA EXPLAINED.

So it was a stage managed drama in the court yesterday; Sowore pinned down by his supporters in a courtroom in order to give DSS a bad name.

There was no gun. No batton. No pinning down. Just plain drama, planned and staged by his boys and girls. Kudos, but every lie has an expiration date.

Many EYEWITNESSES have said DSS was OUTSIDE the courtroom, not inside the courtroom.

Here’s one more eyewitness account as reported by Adeniyi Adegbomire SAN-

A friend of mine, Wale Fapohunda, who was in court today when Sowore’s re-arrest was purportedly effected inside the courtroom has this to say about the incident:

“Okay, so I was in court today and here is what happened.

The court had adjourned his matter till 11th Feb next year.

The court called the next matter and proceeding had commenced in respect of the next matter.

Sowore stepped OUT OF THE COURT ROOM and suddenly we heard noises coming from the corridor “leave me alone” “they want to kill me” “they want to kill Sowore” and all that.

Suddenly Sowore’s people started dragging him with the DSS and they (Sowores team) dragged him into the court room.

The judge seeing this, rose and went to her chambers.

The DSS didn’t enter the court room to arrest him rather his supporters dragged him in with the DSS official.

Nobody chased the judge out, she rose and went to her chambers on seeing squabbles.

The DSS official left the court room and waited for him outside the court.

Thank you all. Behold my eye witness account”.

Blackmailing government enforcement agencies was how our nation went into decay. It wont work this time. NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW.

It appears everyone in that drama was part of the drama club. They harassed a Court officer who wanted them out as they were disrupting another court case. A Lawyer who looked bemused with the whole drama was lost for words.

Drama has not helped Dino Melaye. It has not helped Olise Metuh. Drama has not helped Orji Uzo Kalu.

Drama will not help Sowore because Once you dramatise a lie to the members of the public to attract sympathy, you lose all of that sympathy when they find out you have misled them.

I’m also of the opinion that the police look into these videos, (I have watched four) and charge those who deliberately misled the general public on this issue.

God bless Nigeria.
Lauretta Onochie.
@Laurestar.

Nigerian Politician Who Won Election After 5 Attempts, But Died Before His Victory Was Announced

Late Abubakar Audu

This is a short story of Abubakar Audu from Kogi State who contested elections five times, lost four times and the last attempt he won, he died before being declared winner.

In 2003, under President Obasanjo, Abubakar Audu contested to be governor of Kogi State but lost to Ibrahim Idris who was not even popular.

In 2007, he contested and lost again to the incumbent governor, Ibrahim Idris.

In 2008, after the Supreme Court annulled the election that brought Idris into office, there was a fresh election in which Audu contested against Idris for the third time and lost again.

In 2012, Audu contested again but lost to Idris Wada.

In 2015, Audu then contested against Wada and was winning the race when he suddenly died of a heart attack on November 22, 2015, before the results were finally announced by INEC which his party won.

So Abubakar finally won an election after five attempts but never lived to see his victory.

Buhari Congratulates Bello, Says Go To Court If You’re Not Happy With His Victory.

Governor Bello

President Buhari has congratulated Governor Yahaya Bello, the winner of Kogi State Gubernatorial election. Governor Bello pulled 406,222 to defeat his closest rival, the PDP’s Musa Wada who scored 189,704 votes.

In his congratulatory message the President expressed delight in Bello’s victory while urging all aggrieved opponents to go to court.

In words: Congratulations to Governor Yahaya Bello on his re-election. It was a race well run and a victory well won. I urge him to see his renewed mandate as another opportunity to build on the foundations already laid towards improving the lives of the people of Kogi State.

I commend INEC and the security agencies for discharging their responsibilities under difficult conditions. The violence that took place, and loss of lives, by thugs doing the bidding of their political sponsors, is condemnable. There is no room in our democracy for electoral violence.

I commiserate with the families and loved ones of all those who lost their lives. All political actors and stakeholders must take deliberate steps to eschew electoral violence as a peaceful and orderly process is vital to our quest for enduring democracy.

Let me enjoin Governor Bello to imbibe the spirit of magnanimity in victory by extending a hand of partnership to opposition candidates, and also ask that all those dissatisfied with the outcome of the election should, in seeking redress, approach the courts.

I Will Consider Standing Bail For Sowore Even Though He Hurt Me – Pastor Suleman

The President of Omega Fire Ministries Pastor Suleman has announced that he might consider standing in to bail former Presidential Aspirant, Omoloye Sowore who is still in custody due to the inability of him and his legal team to meet his bail requirements.

Pastor Suleman

In a Tweet via his official Twitter handle, the church clergyman said that it’s worrisome to him that nobody has stepped out to help Sowore, hence he might consider doing so, even though the former has offended him in the past.

His Tweet:

Sowore’s bail was earlier placed at N100m naira but the Court slashed to N50m, just so make it easier for him to find a guarantor.

Chief Justice Tanko Swears In 38 New SANs

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Mohammed (SAN) had on Monday 23rd Nov, 2019 sworn in 38 new Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN), in the Supreme Court in Abuja, making the total number of Senior Advocates in Nigeria to 548 since 1975.

For this new judicial year, 117 advocates applied for the rank, but only 38 were accepted, 2 of whom are women and 3 are members from the academia.

Justice Tanko used the occasion to stress on the independence of the Judiciary saying that the Judiciary cannot truly be independent if it still has to seek for funds from the executive.

He maintained that for the Judiciary to be fully independent, it needs financial autonomy. His words read in part “you cannot say I am independent if I have to run to you for funds to run my office.”

In addition to the call for a constitutional review to achieve better independence of the Judiciary, The Chief Justice also made it clear that all court judgments must be obeyed.