The newly elected Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq is petition by his opponent in People’s Democratic Party, PDP Razaq Atunwa and the Action Alliance Party to have forged the West African Examination Council, WAEC certificate he presented, NIGERIA NEWS reports.
The Chairman of Election Petition Tribunal in Kwara state, Justice Bassey Effiong looked into the petition on Thursday and consequently, he adjourned the court proceedings to Friday, orders for the provision of a certificate of evidence by the WAEC representative.
The petitioners were given four days of limitation to make their case evidently proven.
Rowland Otaru, the counsel to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said that the petition is only meant to waste time and instigated that the petition is needless.
Rowland said three weeks is given to the petitioners since the day the petition was adjourned to provide the evidence to the case against Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq.
Kunle Kalejaiye (SAN), counsel to Governor Abdulrazaq and the counsel of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Akin Olujimi all said that the petition is unexpected and weird.
Police Arrest 50 Year Old Woman For Buying Newborn Baby In Anambra State
The NIGERIA NEWS gathered that a 50-year-old woman buys a newborn baby at the sum of 500 000 nairas and at the moment she is at the custody of the police.
The incident occurs at No 3 Onyekwore street, Awada, Onitsha, Anambra state. The culprit’s name is Juli et Onweagoba and her colleague in the evil act is Edith Ewudo who is also 49 years old. They confessed that they used to buy the newborn baby from Ndidi Egeonu.
The police arrested them after it leaked out that a baby was stolen from a delivery mother. A police representative from Anambra state, Haruna Mohammed said that the baby has been recovered back from the culprits.
Mr. Haruna said:
“On the 12/6/2019 at about 7:00 pm, Police detectives attached to Awada division arrested one Juliet Onweagba ‘f’ aged 50 years of No 3 Onyekwore Street Awada
“Suspect conspired with one Edith Ewudo aged 49 years of Orsumoghu street Awada and bought a newborn baby girl at the sum of N550,000 from one Ndidi Egeonu ‘f’ aged 35 years of Odume Obosi.
“The baby was stolen from the mother one Udechukwu Faith ‘f’ aged 23 years of 3-3 Onitsha shortly after delivery on the 2/6/2019.”
All the suspects are expected to be charged to court soon as the investigation continues.
Police kill two protesters in Benin Republic
Benin police on Saturday reportedly opened fire on protesters killing two while trying to break up a demonstration by people who have erected barricades and blockaded the national road since Tuesday.
This was revealed by the city, Timothee Biaou, who explained that a contingent of the republican police came to clear the roadblocks while gunfire was exchanged between police and masked individuals.
“Seven civilians were taken to hospital and there were also two deaths.”
It was also gathered that soldiers opened fire during clashes with protesters in the West African country on Friday after violence erupted after days of demonstrations following controversial parliamentary elections in April.
A local politician told AFP that security forces are present everywhere in the town and on the main road, to try to clear the barricades.
There have been pockets of violence in the towns of Save and Tchaourou, the region is the home base of former president Thomas Boni Yayi, an outspoken critic of the government. in central Benin with the army firing live ammunition.
Protestors, who been demonstrating for the past four days are demanding the lifting of a police cordon around Boni Yayi’s house in the country’s economic capital Cotonou.
Yayi has been stuck inside under effective house arrest since the polls.
“The young people have re-established the roadblocks this morning on the road,” Timothee Biaou, mayor of Save, told AFP.
He added that soldiers had also fired live rounds on Thursday evening, and two people were seriously wounded.
Photos and videos have gone viral on the internet showing wounded protesters and soldiers as a medic confirmed that injured soldiers had been taken to hospital, but gave no other details.
It could be recalled that protests first erupted in the West African country after the April 28 parliamentary elections in which at least four people died.
The crisis has raised concerns of an authoritarian turn in a country once seen as a democratic example in the region, with the poll taken place without any opposition candidate, and all 83 members of parliament came from the only two parties allowed to take part, both allied to President Patrice Talon.
Changes to electoral rules had effectively barred opposition parties from fielding candidates.
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