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How The Police Tortured My Co-Detainee To Loss of life Over False Allegation – Man Tells Surprising Story



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Abbah Onoja, a Nigerian man has advised his police brutality brutality story.

Onoja had advised the panel probing circumstances of police brutality in Abuja, that the police tortured his co-detainee, Obinna Jonah, to dying in Abuja on January 28, 2020.

Onoja, who was known as to testify within the case of alleged extra-judicial killing, lodged earlier than the panel by the deceased particular person’s brother, Okechukwu Jonah, recalled that he was arrested alongside along with his good friend, Chizoba Samuel, at Anguwar Shehu, Karimo, Abuja on January 27, 2020.

In response to Punch, Onoja advised the panel that the arrest came about at Samuel’s place, with the police accusing them of belonging to a cult known as, Supreme Vikings Confraternity.

He stated Obinna was later arrested that very same day, additionally on the allegation of being a cultist.

The witness famous that they had been all detained on the police Anti-One Likelihood Unit in Jabi, Abuja.

In response to him, the unit, headed by DSP Jumbo Jumbo, later moved to Abattoir, a police facility being occupied by the disbanded Particular Anti-Theft Squad (SARS) and different tactical police items.

He stated after being tortured by the police, Samuel confessed to belonging to the cult, and implicated the deceased, Obinna, to be a member.

He stated Obinna, who was later introduced to hitch them, additionally admitted to being a member after he was tortured.

Onoja added, “They requested for his firearms, however he denied having any.

“After a lot torture, it bought to the purpose that he could not speak anymore and began foaming within the mouth.”

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He stated a complete of 14 of them arrested for allegedly being cultists, had been later moved to the Abuja Police Command.

He recalled that Obinna couldn’t speak regardless of being hit repeatedly by an officer with a baton.

The witness testified additional that they had been all moved from there to SARS detention centre at Abattoir for additional investigation.

He stated, “Once we bought there, one Corporal Abubakar requested Jumbo Jumbo in pidgin English what must be carried out with Obinna.

“He was saved in a cell, however by the subsequent morning, he was lifeless. The inmates had been requested to deliver his corpse out. That was on January 28, 2020.”

The witness stated that other than Jumbo, others, together with one Sergeant Gambo and one Sergeant Biggie, had been concerned within the case.

The Justice Suleiman Galadima-led panel adjourned the matter until February 9, 2021, for the police defence group to cross-examine the petitioner and the 2 witnesses.

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Who’s afraid of DNA testing




Who is afraid of DNA testing
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By Funmi Ajumobi & Ebunoluwa Sessou

Lately, the Nigerian social media have been agog with the story of a love triangle involving some outstanding members of the nation’s monetary sector; and whereas love triangles will not be thought-about notably extraordinary, paternity frauds which typically attend them are so thought-about.

Males who had confidently given their names to their kids have been coated in sweat ever since they heard of the chance that the girl of their mattress whom they thought they knew so nicely, is likely to be harbouring one devastating secret or the opposite.

Late Nigerian presidential election winner and billionaire, Chief MKO Abiola had famously required that DNA testing be carried out on his dozens of youngsters to determine their paternities after his demise.

Historically, paternity fraud, when uncovered, is a phenomenon positive to whip up hysteria with males, girls and youngsters in each stratum of society.

For the officious, borders have been violated into harmful territory, with questions now being requested about age-old practices of boss/subordinate love trysts.

Morals are subjective or goal — Jimoh Ibrahim

Businessman and Cambridge Doctorate candidate Jimoh Ibrahim, in a press release made accessible to WO states, ”Sadly, morals will not be legal guidelines due to their imposing traits that offend justice. The court docket of equity handed the judgment lengthy prior to now on morality- it’s repugnant to pure justice, fairness, and good conscience – they’re un-practicable and un-enforceable in equity! If the court docket is to be presiding over what’s immoral, then the judiciary is gone. Morals are subjective or goal.

DNA testing is generally a dependable outcome —Scientist

Explaining the rationale behind DNA, Dr. Joseph Bamidele Minari of the College of Science, the College of Lagos who can be the Nationwide Vice President, Society for Experimental Biology of Nigeria disclosed that DNA is the code that represents a selected trait within the physique. It’s transcribed to RNA, MRNA which produces the protein that now controls what the physique requires. They’re codes that carry data that may be transferred from one era to the opposite.

Requested how efficient DNA is in Nigeria based mostly on the continual problems with paternity fraud, he stated, “To a big extent, DNA testing is correct to a minimum of from 95% to 97%. Usually, in our genomic make-up, we’re the identical however we simply have a bit of share that’s completely different. So, while you do paternity or maternity testing, you search for a method in case you have alleged father A, B, or C, taking the DNA of the alleged fathers, we now run the identical sample of check section for them with the genetic analyzer.  So apart from the few aberrations that now we have, DNA testing is generally a dependable outcome.

“For accessibility, consciousness is simply developing on this a part of the world. It’s because we play low on sciences. More often than not when motivational audio system come to talk to colleges, they speak to our college students to go and discover ways to make sneakers, baggage, and so forth. Sure, we perceive that now we have financial issues, however there’s a want for science. We’re taking part in down sciences a lot on this a part of the world. Most of our science college students don’t even follow. They find yourself in banks, insurance coverage, and most of them in Journalism such as you. So, we’re not encouraging the follow of science which is telling us as a complete.

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“On whether or not there will be errors, there’s the potential for laboratory errors and typically the DNA degrades, though not as quick as RNA. RNA degrades quicker and that’s the reason we use extra DNA. Normally, what we do, similar to in the remainder of the world, is to do a double test in different laboratories and that’s the reason we’d like extra laboratories like what they’ve overseas.

Talking additional on why a person would go for a DNA check, he stated, “Utility of DNA may be very extensive. It might be for paternity or maternity. It may be for crime decision which digs deeply into forensic DNA to arrest criminals and to additionally keep away from torturing harmless folks picked on the crime scene. Although it’s sadly on this a part of the world that we don’t have a database and this makes it tough. When a pattern is taken, the DNA could be positioned with the DNA pattern taken from the crime scene and it’ll match with the precise individual concerned within the crime.

“It may be for identification as I stated earlier in my instance that it’s used to establish the stays of individuals in plane crashes in order that households don’t bury incorrect our bodies.”,

On the potential for DNA disrupting peaceable properties, he stated, “In science, info on DNA are all the time appreciated. “In some elements of Africa particularly in Nigeria, there are some conventional methods they use to cross-check whether or not a toddler is from their household. This follow is even worse than operating a DNA check.  For me, I believe the DNA would moderately do extra good. What is going to occur ultimately is that if a companion is aware of that his companion can go for a DNA check anytime, the potential for dishonest or having immoral acts would scale back. It’s higher for companions to admit to one another to keep away from committing suicide which is now widespread and a few even commit murder. As a substitute of residing in denials that will ultimately result in assault.

“For me, DNA will assist to resolve loads of points and for these mendacity, it should meet up with them that they need to keep away from tasks

On DNA testing price, he stated, “It ranges between N60, 000, N150, 000 and N 200,000. It’s because reagents for molecular biology research are very costly.

A number of dynamics in extramarital affairs — Psychologist

Contemplating the psychological strategy to the problem, a scientific and counseling psychologist, Dr. Toyin Sanbe, PH.D is at present the marketing consultant in-charge of Sanbe Memorial counseling Clinic. In response to him, there are many dynamics in extra-marital affairs.

In an interview with WO, he stated, “You will need to let that habits will be realized and unlearned. it from a cognitive course of, which is the considering facet of the individual or individuals in motion. So many causes is likely to be agitating the thoughts of the individual and no person can actually put a finger to the precise trigger except the individuals concerned are guided and endorsed by competent professionals like psychologists.

“I can let you know at no cost that a person who’s going to get entangled in such motion won’t essentially be in want of finance.  One of many questions is who pays the gateman who’s servicing Madam? So, it isn’t about insufficient monetary provision for Madam. It won’t essentially be an insufficient functionality of the person (husband) to service Madam. It might be on account of the substance used. And all these are dynamics. And typically, one-off factor and it’ll lead to what we’re taking a look at. Subsequently, there are many dynamics that might result in the motion and precipitate the results of the battle in regards to the consequence of the connection.

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Wanting on the actuality of the scenario, he stated, “Will probably be embedded with confusion, anxieties, stigma, hostility, and societal challenges. In all of those, when the person is uncovered to a reliable psychologist, the person can nonetheless reside a greater life however I can let you know that it’s traumatic particularly in a society like ours.

“Africa has a philosophy of who’s a bastard youngster. In African psycho-philosophy proverbs, it’s believed {that a} peaceable and progressive dwelling doesn’t abhor a bastard. The large query, due to this fact, is to know who’s a bastard.  And that’s the reason we discuss reorientation whereas understanding the dynamics that man ought to be going via.

“Notion is a matter that may result in all these destructive influences. In different phrases, one man’s meat is one other man’s poison. Someone wants a toddler one way or the other and she or he will get it one way or the other. Someone who doesn’t want a toddler will get a fling and alongside the road, the individual both by non secular philosophy determined to maintain the being pregnant. The individual is caught within the internet after which delivers the kid. And by chance, on this circumstance, it isn’t as if the woman didn’t know who did what. The query might be, why did she succumb to that? No one had given her the chance to elucidate what might have been accountable and that’s the reason psychologists would are available in.

“In Yoruba adage, it’s defined that when issues go incorrect, folks have a tendency to take a look at the actual route as an alternative of analyzing all the mandatory gray areas that might have necessitated the transfer. Psychologists would have a look at the problem.

On whether or not an extra-marital affair is an African tradition or not he stated, “It isn’t an African tradition however a human tradition. Magun for instance is African.  It’s a method by which the African group prevents promiscuity or extra-marital relationships, so, it’s a human race. It is a matter that may proceed to occur.


The 2 individuals can nonetheless belief themselves and that lies beneath the precept of forgiveness. Psychologists on battle decision or transaction evaluation could be employed on this regard. Relying on the person’s readiness and publicity to make sure correct data is given. If the 2 events will not be too emotional or sensational in regards to the challenge. So many issues worse than this are occurring and but not publicized.

I’ve seen a household the place the girl had kids for a person and got here again to the earlier husband with whom she had one or no youngster, all these are dynamics and they’re human matter. And human issues will not be too straight-jacketed and that’s the reason we are saying, one man’s meat is one other man’s poison. That I might not take her doesn’t imply that one other man isn’t able to seize her.

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“The youngsters concerned can forgive their mother and father whether it is correctly dealt with. There’s what we name cognitive-behavioral remedy. It helps the person resulting in resulting in irrational habits to be helped. The kid might be helped as nicely. The kid must know that he or she isn’t accountable for the matter.  It isn’t for the product to be blamed. And if those that are principal actors are actually searching for forgiveness, additionally it is essential to be assured of the nicely being of the kid and the way he or she will reside. All these are human races. It doesn’t want a one-directional strategy. It’s multi-directional. If you’re taking a look at it from the highest, one other individual will be taking a look at it from the facet or the underside.

“This can be a private challenge. There was a case of a person whose spouse gave start to 4 kids however the one boy amongst them belongs to the person. The lady confessed to the therapist that the three ladies weren’t the person’s kids and it was not identified to the person. So, it was not in our place to reveal such data to the person. Since it’s a confidential challenge. Subsequently, it isn’t an everyday challenge that may be within the widespread area day-after-day.

Infertility is a significant factor

One of the best strategy is to talk with a scientific psychologist. And thru the psychologist referral might be made via the submission that the psychologist has been capable of finding out. There are many dynamics that can be utilized in fixing this challenge based mostly on the psychological state of a person and to simply accept the fact as it’s based mostly on info and never fiction made accessible to the psychologist.

Incapability to simply accept the fact of life

“The choice is private to both the spouse or the husband. As psychologists, we don’t suggest or prescribe. The person who’s in remedy might be accountable for his or her choice and take it. The person might be taking such choices or decisions based mostly on sufficient data made accessible to the therapist”, he concluded.

Ethics is all the time a  private selection — Educationist

An Educationist, Kemi Ogunyemi, of the College, Christopher Kolade College of Ethics on the Lagos Enterprise College, in her strategy on the problem of paternity fraud disclosed that, it’s a bit difficult. “It’s in all probability a case by case factor. The best challenge could be the attainable interference with logic and equity”.

In response to her, ethics is all the time a private selection, however then these decisions have an effect on different folks and they’re in all probability confused as to what to do.

Vanguard News Nigeria

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Atiku Abubakar Receives Second Dose Of COVID19 Vaccine (Picture)




Atiku Abubakar receives second dose of coronavirus vaccine
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Atiku Abubakar receives second dose of coronavirus vaccine


Images of ex-Vice President, Atiku Abubakar receiving second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has been shared by his aide on Twitter.


Paul Ibe shared the photographs on Wednesday.


The previous quantity two citizen, who’s at present in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, had acquired the primary shot on January 6.


“H.E @atiku earlier as we speak took his second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. He had earlier had the primary jab on the sixth of January,” Mr Ibe tweeted.


The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has been permitted by a number of nations together with america and the UK.


Nigeria will get her first cargo of the vaccine in February, in accordance with chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Discussion board Kayode Fayemi.

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Courtroom orders LG, merchants to take care of establishment




Festac demolition
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The Iyaloja of the market, Mrs Stella Taiwo Cookey

By Bose Adelaja

The matter between Amuwo-Odofin Native Authorities and the market affiliation of Oyinlola/ Olorunda Market, Festac has taken one other dimension as Honourable Justice Ogunsanya of the Excessive Courtroom of Justice, Ikeja has ordered events within the go well with filed by Olorunda-Oyinlola market women and men to take care of “establishment” pending the listening to of the Movement on Discover for Interlocutory Injunction by the Claimants within the go well with.

The order was made by the Courtroom on Monday, 25th January 2021 after the Courtroom heard Adesina Ogunlana, the lead Counsel to the Claimants who knowledgeable the Courtroom that the first Defendant, Amuwo Odofin Native Authorities Space had gone forward to demolish the Olorunda -Oyinlola Market, which is the subject material of the go well with.

Mr. Ogunlana knowledgeable the Courtroom concerning the resort to self-help by the Amuwo-Odofin Native Authorities and the agonies the Claimants have gone by way of because of the destruction of the market.

It is going to be recalled that the substantive go well with with Go well with Quantity ID/9827/LMW/2020 was filed primarily to problem the defendants from displacing them from their market, constructed by personal means in addition to to restrain Amuwo Odofin Native Authorities, the Federal Housing Authority (the precise landlords of the land on which the Market is sitting) and Lagos State Authorities within the go well with from demolishing the Market amongst different reliefs.

The matter was filed on eighth December 2020.

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Nevertheless, on 12th December 2020, the Amuwo-Odofin Native Authorities Space below the management of Valentine Oluwaseyi Buraimoh went forward, regardless of the pendency of the go well with to demolish the market and properties value over N25billion naira.

The members of the Olorunda/ Oyinlola market expressed their dedication to see the matter to the very finish and suggested the defendants, notably the primary defendant (Amuwo Odofin LG ) to respect the ruling of the courtroom within the matter

Additional proceedings within the matter was adjourned to 22nd February 2021.

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