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Judicial panel of inquiry receives proof

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By Gab Ejuwa

Delta State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality and Further-Judicial Killings has acquired proof on the homicide of former governorship candidate of Residents Standard Social gathering (CPP) within the state, Chief Ogbe Onokpite.

An affidavit stating the details of police brutality and extra-judicial killing of Onokpite, signed by Ben Okpo Onokpite and offered by their counsel, Odiana Eriata, urged the panel to name on the federal government of Delta to direct the workplace of the Lawyer Normal to ask the Director of Public Prosecution to prosecute the indicted law enforcement officials as investigated by the police and in addition compensate the late Onokpite household.

Odiana Eriata, in a chat with journalists after the panel closed the case awaiting suggestions, stated he was comfortable that ultimately they have been heard because the case had been lingering since 2011.

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“However in the present day the panel acquired all related paperwork that can help it in reaching resolution come what may”, Eriata stated. “And a kind of very germane paperwork is the report on the investigation performed by the police indicting over 5 policemen, one in every of whom is now a commissioner of police who was an Space Commander in Warri at the moment.

“He supervised the homicide of Onokpite. The doc was admitted with none type of objection from the police. We even have gory photos of the homicide of Onokpite. “The individuals who killed Onokpite didn’t cease there; they planted the images on the web. He was dehumanized, his corpse was additionally degraded”.

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Eriata identified that they will now heave sigh of aid after the admission of proof by the panel of inquiry; regardless that he didn’t know what their advice can be like, he expressed confidence that on the finish, the late Onokpite will smile wherever he’s, not just for compensation but additionally that the entire world is aware of that he was illegally, unconstitutionally, extra-judicially murdered by the police.

His elder brother, Mr. Victor Onokpite, on his half, expressed satisfaction that they are going to get the justice that they had lengthy been craving for.

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Ondo distributes 10,000 rat poison as Lassa fever spreads

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Ondo State Authorities has distributed 10,000 rat poisons to residents of Ogbese in Akure North to kill rats in the neighborhood to curb the unfold of Lassa fever.

Over 3000 rats had been killed in Owo city after the state authorities distributed poison to the residents.

Experiences had it that the illness had unfold to 5 native authorities areas of the state.

The Assistant State Epidemiologist, Dr Dolani Gbelela, mentioned the state is now the epicentre of Lassa fever within the nation.

Gbelela mentioned 423 instances of Lassa fever had been recorded in 2020 out of which 81 individuals died representing 34 per cent of Lassa fever-related deaths in Nigeria.

He identified that Lassa fever was of a higher burden to the state and advocated that mandatory measures be put in place to eradicate the scourge.

In accordance with him these largely affected had been between 21 and 30 years.

The state Commissioner for Well being, Dr Jjibayo Adeyeye, mentioned Lassa Fever has killed many individuals within the state because it was first found in Ose native authorities.

Adeyeye urged all residents of Ogbese to play their position in stopping the outbreak of the illness by burning all bushes round their homes in addition to the killing of rats.

The Odopetu of Ogbese, Excessive Chief Oladimeji Abitogun, mentioned correct consideration ought to be given to Lassa fever because the world is inserting on COVID-19.

Abitogun mentioned extra deaths have been recorded from Lassa fever than COVID-19 within the state.

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By Emem Idio

YENAGOA- THE Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, worldwide has waded into the alleged employment rip-off rocking the Niger Delta Improvement Fee NDDC, calling for swift interventions.

In an announcement issued at Ijaw Home in Yenagoa, by the Council’s Spokesman Comr.Ebilade Ekerefe, the group said that it was worrisome to think about that duly employed and documented youths of the area have been left stranded for over a yr.

The group stated: “If certainly duly certified youths of the area have been employed and documented by the NDDC since August 2019, it stands to motive for them to be promptly deployed to renew.

“As a bunch reputed for transparency and equity, we can not flip a blind eye to such show of oppression and inhumanity meted on our brothers and sisters who’re stakeholders as effectively within the area.”

“Within the meantime, we on the IYC had additionally acquired moderately disturbing information of the passing of among the beneficiaries of the stated 2019 employment as a result of melancholy occasioned by the lengthy fruitless wait, having resigned from their former jobs following profitable documentation with the NDDC.

“We, due to this fact, urge the Honorable Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Chairman Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Peter Nwaboshi, and the Chairman, Home of Representatives Committee on NDDC, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo to direct the swift launch of the deployment letters to the affected workers to keep away from brewing disaster and unrest within the area.

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“Extra so, this as a youth empowerment scheme was made doable solely because of the sacrifices made by distinguished Niger Delta freedom fighters like these of Main. Jasper Isaac Adaka Boroh.”

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No Herdsman Can Function With out Permission -Ondo State Govt

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Regardless of the assertion launched by the Presidency, the Ondo State Authorities has insisted that no herdsman can graze on the state-owned forest reserve with out permission.

The State Commissioner for Agricultural and Rural Improvement, Adegboyega Adefarati, mentioned over 50,000 farmers have been registered to interact in varied agricultural actions in state’s forest reserves, insisting that no herder will probably be permitted to graze with out going by the due registration.

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu had given herdsmen a seven-day trip ultimatum to vacate the forest reserves within the state.

The governor had mentioned legal components who’ve infiltrated the ranks of the Fulani herdsmen have turned the forest reserves into dens of kidnappers.

Subsequently, the Presidency on Tuesday defended the suitable of the herders to dwell anyplace within the nation, saying the governor can’t “unilaterally oust 1000’s of herders who’ve lived all their lives within the state on account of the infiltration of the forests by criminals”.

However in a press release on Wednesday titled, ‘Ondo State Authorities Forest Reserves Insurance policies And Regulation’, the state agriculture commissioner mentioned it was unlawful for herdsmen to encroach on the state-owned forest reserves.

The assertion partly learn, “We have now registered over fifty (50,000) 1000’s of farmers who interact in several types of agricultural actions in Ondo State Authorities Forest Reserves. With this, we regulate their actions and cut back criminality as we interface every day with farmers.

“Find it irresistible or depart it; farming is farming, be it crop manufacturing or animal husbandry. If any Nigerian regardless of his/her State of origin needs land for farming in Authorities Forest Reserves, he/she should apply to Ondo State Ministry of Agriculture and pay the traditional charge for the required hectares of land. It’s unlawful for herdsmen to encroach Ondo State Authorities Forest Reserves with out permission and graze on the farms, a lot of which will probably be destroyed.

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“Let me say it time and again that no exercise (looking, planting crops and animal rearing) could be accomplished in Ondo State Forest Conservation with out permission. The legal guidelines guiding Ondo State Forest are clear and concise on it.”


 

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