Man Confesses How He Killed His Father
Man Confesses How He Killed His Father
Akwa Ibom State High court sitting in Etinan Local Government Area of the State on Monday, March 13, sentenced a 37-year-old man, Moses Abdon Edo, to death by hanging for killing his father, Abdon Peter Edo,
In a one hour judgement, the Court presided over by Justice Ezekiel Enang held that the convict, an okada rider, who is an indigene of Ikot Ukobo in Nsit Ubium LGA had confessed in his statement that he killed his father on 29th July, 2015, in his house and buried him beside his son’s grave.
Justice Enang also said that the convict, who is the first son of the deceased, also confessed that he pursued his father to the backyard of his old building and hit his head on the wall where he died on the spot over landed property.
The Court held that once a confessional statement is positive, direct and unequivocal of fact, it is sufficient to secure conviction of the accused even without the evidence being collaborated.
Justice Enang said in a charge of murder, what the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt, are the ingredients of the offence that the deceased died and that the death was caused by the act of the accused with an intention to kill or cause him grievous bodily harm.
The Court held that by smashing the head of his father on the wall, the convict had intended to kill him.
Justice Ezekiel Enang found Moses Edo guilty of murder and ordered that he should be hanged or lethal substance injected inside him until he is dead.
Following the judgement, the case, which was prosecuted by the State Ministry of Justice and defended by the Legal Aid Council of Nigeria, has laid to rest, the eight years of prosecution of the matter at the trial Court.
Nigeria police still in search of inmate who flee during EndSARS protest in Edo
The Nigeria police commission in Edo state while parading a group of criminals on the 26th January which about 7th of them were inmates that ran away from the correctional centre in Benin during the EndSARS protest in October 2020,the police command while addressing news men in Benin Edo states that the commission in collaboration with the Nigeria correctional centre services along with Nigeria immigration, are still in search of some inmates which are,Akindele Victor,Odaro Joseph, Owolabi Cliton,Audu Lee,Ozioma Solomon.
You can Remember that during the EndSARS protest in Nigeria there was a jail break in Edo state prison. End SARS is a decentralised social movement, and series of mass protests against police brutality in Nigeria. The slogan calls for the disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, a notorious unit of the Nigerian Police with a long record of abuses.
During the peaceful protest at some point it was reported that hoodlums hijacked the protest and it lead loss of lives and properties.
Later it was reported that prisoners broke Edo star correctional center (prison). But the good news is that Nigerian Police have been working hard to re arrest the prison escapees.
In recent tweet via and press interviews by the Edo state command of the Nigeria police verified and disclose That some of of the prison escapees have been caught.
According to statement by the Police public relations officer in Edo state command said that huge numbers of inmates have been arrested since October 19th 2020,when a group of hoodlums attacked the Benin Prison that lead to the escaped of inmates.
The police disclose this to the public 28th of January while parading a groups of criminal suspects in Benin City while about 7th of them are inmates that Escaped from The Endsars protest that occurred on 19th October 2020,among those inmates who was arrested are Osatin Goddy,Muffi hadani,Patricia Okowa,Denis Ebute,This inmates was arrested between January 9th and 24th of January in different parts of Edo state in collaboration with our sisters securities agency and good information from the Public.
Others are Imafidon Justice who was arrested in Esan Central local government area of Edo state while committing other crime but the law was caught up against him while,we have Itua orus, who was arrested in Igueben local government area while he ran to his girlfriend for hideout but the good citizens was able to identify him after some time.
We have Idare Promise who was Arrested in Akwa state in South South of the country.
The Nigeria police is Arguing the good citizens of federal Republic of Nigeria to Report the list of inmates down below to the nearest police station anyway they are find in the country,they are Akindele Victor,for rape,Audu Lee for breaking and entry,owolabi Cliton, for kidnapping,others are Odaro Joseph, for illegal procession of Gun,Ozioma Solomon for assault and harassment.
In October 2020 the Edo state command arrested an inmates who murdered who testify against him in court
The Edo State Police command has re-arrested a fleeing inmate who killed his neighbour for testifying against him in court.
The re-arrested inmate was one of the several that escaped during the jailbreaks that occurred in the hijacked #EndSARS protests at Oko and Benin prisons.
Eon Intelligence on October 19th,2020 reported that armed hoodlums, in the guise of #ENDSARS protesters, broke into the Nigerian prison located on Sapele Road, Benin City and Oko Medium Security Centre Edo State during the protest.
While parading 126 suspects on Thursday, January 26th, the Edo State Commissioner for police, Babatunde Kokumo, said 7th of the inmates who escaped the jailbreak have been rearrested.
CP Kokumo revealed that one of the re-arrested inmates travelled to his village to kill the person who stood as a prosecution witness in the case that took him to the prison
The police used the medium to tell the public how dangerous some of this inmates can be and while they need to report any of them they find in there neighbourhood to the security agency.
In December 2020 the Edo state government gave the inmates that Escaped an ultimatum to return voluntary when the minister of Interior visited Edo state
THE fallout from EndSARS protest in October 2020 has brought about innovation in the management of correctional centres in Nigeria. This follows the assertion of the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, that the police, Edo State Government, correctional services and the public will collaborate to re-arrest the rest of the escapees from Benin correctional centres sooner than later.
The minister announced a number of measures to improve security in correctional centres including discussions with the police to ensure appropriate classification of inmates so that high security detainees are not incarcerated in medium facilities, just as there will be intensification of biometric registration of all inmates to ensure that finger prints and photographs are readily available to assist in their proper identification and re-arrest. This also includes speedy conviction of the re-arrested escapees so that those responsible for serious crimes could be sent to high security facilities immediately.
After the public announcement by Edo state in 2020 some inmates returned voluntary why others are still on the run according to Tribune news paper in October 2020 some inmates that returned to the prison have this to say
total of 25 inmates, out of the 1,900 inmates, who escaped from Oko and Sapele Road Correctional Centre popularly called White House, Benin City when hoodlums masquerading as #EndSARS protesters stormed the two prisons, have voluntarily surrendered themselves to the authorities.
One of the inmates, who gave his name as Alex Ose, 40, a taxi driver, said that he has been awaiting trial since 2014 when he was arrested for armed robbery in the Edo State capital of Benin.
Ose, from Esan, Edo State and a father of four said that he decided to heed the call of Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki and surrender himself because he is innocent of the charges against him and was supremely sure that he will be vindicated by the court.
The awaiting trial inmate, one of the 1,900 escapees who spoke with Tribune Online, however, confessed that the escape provided him a perfect opportunity to be home with his wife and children, adding that he ran in the ensuing bedlam when the protesters stormed the correctional centre and ordered them to escape.
The inmate pleaded: “I am innocent of the allegations against me. I was framed up. I am appealing to Governor Obaseki to look into my case. I have every opportunity to run but chose to surrender myself because I am not guilty. The governor should please look seriously into my case. I am
source at Sapele Road Correctional Centre who would not want his name in print said that one of the escaped prisoners was shot on the leg and caught on Wednesday when he was sighted near the correctional centre but took to his heels when he was ordered to surrender himself to the authorities.
The source disclosed that two out of the 25 inmates who returned were from Oko Medium Correctional Centre along Airport Road, Benin, assuring that they will be returned to Oko when the situation returns to normal.
According to him, the Department of State Security (DSS), the police and officials of the Nigerian Correctional Services (NCS) will soon commence a massive manhunt for the runaway inmates once Governor Obaseki one week grace for them to return expires.
He reminded that those who escaped from lawful prison custody risked being sentenced for extra seven years if caught while those who willingly surrendered themselves will be shown mercy as promised by Governor Obaseki.
The NCS officer said: “We have a way of arresting runaway prisoners. We will swing into action once the protest calms down. The earlier they return on their own, the better for them. Those who are re-arrested will be retried and sentenced to extra seven years if convicted. So, it is in their own interest to return as the governor has given them an extra one week of grace to return.
In January 25th 2023, Edo state statement government issued a statement out to the public that they should report Odaro Joseph,idare Solomon,Akindele Victor, Audu lee,and Owolabi Cliton, to the Nigeria police any were they are find in the country that a huge amount of 50 million naira await any person with credible information for the whereabouts of the inmates who are on the run,the government equally used the opportunity to tell the running inmates to return voluntary or risky been caught with additional of seven years to their jail term.
Police Admits IPOB Responsible For Attack On INEC Office
Police Admits IPOB Responsible For Attack On INEC Office
The Imo State Police Command has announced that the attack on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state was perpetrated by the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB).
Recall that some unknown gunmen attacked the INEC office in Owerri, Imo State.
The incident which occurred on Monday led to the death of no fewer than three suspects.
The attack affected the part of the building occupied by the Election and Party Monitoring (EPM) Department, no critical election material was destroyed.
Speaking on the attack on Channels Television, the spokesman of the Command, Mike Abattam, said the gunmen who attacked INEC’s office in the state were members of IPOB.
Abbatam disclosed that investigations into the incident indicated that the proscribed group was responsible for the attack.
According to him, “They are suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra. It is the outcome of our investigation that will determine those that will be held complicit.
“We gave them a hot chase. The Command’s tactical teams were able to follow them and in the process, we were able to neutralize three of them.”
Uzodinma Reacts To Attack On INEC Office
Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has condemned the attack on the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Owerri, the state capital.
Speaking with journalists at the Police headquarters in Owerri, Uzodinma claimed that the attack on the INEC facility is proof that insecurity in the state is politically motivated.
The governor added that some politicians were responsible for the worsening insecurity in the state, saying that his government would go after anyone causing unrest in the state.
Uzodimma claimed that there were politicians in the state who wanted to win elections without going through the electioneering process.
According to the governor, his administration would continue to support and encourage security agents in the fight to ensure the state was secured.
He said, “This is further proof that insecurity in Imo State is politically contrived. In Imo State, you have politicians who want to win elections without going through the electioneering process. But I am happy with what the police and other security agents have done. We will continue to support them to do their work better.
“I want to assure Imo people to come home and celebrate Christmas as Imo is safe. The security agents are on top of the situation and ready to provide adequate security, before, during, and after the Christmas season.”
Briefing the governor, the state Commissioner of Police, Muhammed Berde, said that three of the suspects were killed while two were caught alive.
Berde also disclosed that one police officer was killed in the process while another cop was injured.
He said three AK47s and three GPD rifles, charms, money, Automated Teller Machine cards, locally made explosives, and other exhibits were recovered from the gunmen
Drug deal: NDLEA freezes N20bn in Mallinson Ukatu’s 103 bank accounts
Drug deal: NDLEA freezes N20bn in Mallinson Ukatu’s 103 bank accounts
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has seized N20bn lodged in 103 bank accounts belonging to Mallinson Ukatu, a Lagos socialite and businessman, who is being held in Ikoyi Custodial Centre for drug dealing.
The anti narcotics agency also filed 23-count charges against the socialite and his six companies: Fruitroprics Industries Limited, Mallinson and Partners Limited, NISPO Porcelain Company Limited, MBL Multi-links Services Limited, NISPO Oil and Gas Limited and Urban Space Services Limited- before the Federal High Court, Abuja.
The charges dated August 4, 2022, were signed by the Director, Prosecution and Legal Services, J. Sunday, J. Obi, Bridget Viasimah, J. Aernan and the Prosecuting Counsel, Mike Kassa, on behalf of the Attorney-General of the Federation.
The drug agency had earlier obtained an interim seizure of 25 properties belonging to Ukatu who was arrested for allegedly importing tramadol valued at N3bn into the country.
The billionaire was said to have used Fruitropics Industries Limited’s United Bank for Africa account no. 1006588563 to illegally convert N123.8m which is deemed to be proceeds of an unlawful act, contrary to section 15(2)(b) and punishable under section 15(3) and (4) of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act, 2011 (as amended).
The first defendant was also alleged to have, between January 1, 2018 and September 23, 2021, used Mallinson and Partners Limited’s UBA account no. 1001228653 to convert N1.447bn which was a proceed of crime in violation of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act, 2011 (as amended).
Count six read, “That you, Ukatu Mallinson, male, adult and Mallinson & Partners Limited, a corporate body registered in Nigeria, between July 25, 2017 and October 14, 2021 in Nigeria, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court using Mallinson & Partners Limited’s Access Bank account no. 0004974284 converted the sum of $347, 755 knowingly or reasonably ought to have known to be proceeds of an unlawful act and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 15(2)(b) and punishable under section 15(3) and (4) of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act, 2011 (as amended).”
The drug agency further accused the businessman of using Multi-Links Service Limited’s Access Bank account no. 0720857089 to convert N52.4m between January 1, 2017 and October 14, 2021.
Count 13 read, “That you, Ukatu Mallinson, male, adult and Mallinson & Partners Limited, a corporate body registered in Nigeria, between January 2, 2019 and October 14, 2021 in Nigeria, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court using Mallinson & Partners Limited’s Access Bank Plc account no. 0006750241 converted the sum of N10.875bn knowingly or reasonably ought to have known to be proceeds of an unlawful act and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 15(2)(b) and punishable under Section 15(3) and (4) of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act, 2011 (as amended).’’
The accused was also said to have between January 7, 2018 and October 14, 2021, used Access Bank Plc’s account no. 0006744778 operated by Mallinson and Partners to convert N7.201bn, contrary to the money laundering laws.
The FG also complained that the first defendant laundered $643, 024.67 using Access Bank’s account no. 0021354930 belonging to Mallinson and Partners Limited.
This allegedly occurred between February 6, 2019 and October 14, 2021.
The businessman was also alleged to have laundered $260, 268.25 in Access Bank Plc’s account no. 0076058733 belonging to NISPO Porcelain Company Limited between January 1, 2017 and October 14, 2021.
The prosecutor further revealed that Ukatu laundered N895.6m 727.49 in Access Bank’s account no. 0053720969 operated by Mallinson & Partners Limited between January 2, 2019 and October 14, 2021.
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