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JUST IN: We’ve In Custody Those Who Raided Residence Of Justice Mary Odili —IGP Alkali Usman |The Republican News

IGP, Baba Alkali Usman

The Inspector General of Police (IG) Alkali Usman has said operatives who raided the residence of Supreme Court judge, Justice Mary Odili have been arrested.

He disclosed this during an interview at a two-day capacity building workshop for security operatives in Lagos and Ogun organised by the Assistant Inspector General (AIG) Zone Two, held at Victoria Island, Lagos.


Justice Odili’s residence was on Friday night invaded by armed security operatives for reasons yet to be ascertained.


The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubarkar Malami (SAN), Department of State Services (DSS) and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) all denied any involvement in the invasion which attracted widespread condemnation.

Following public outcry, the IG on Monday disclosed that an investigation into the incident had commenced and assured the perpetrators would be fished out and brought to justice.


Giving updates on the case, Usman said: “I have taken my time not to speak quickly on this issue to ensure that when I speak, I am able to give Nigerians information on what transpired or what has been done. To the best of my knowledge, we have been able to arrest the perpetrators and we are investigating the circumstances surrounding the invasion or siege on the judge’s residence.”

On the wee-hour attack at University of Abuja (UNIABUJA), Usman said the police and other security agencies were working to ensure the safe rescue of the six persons kidnapped.


“We have information that bandits attacked the University of Abuja and six persons were kidnapped. The police and other security agencies including the military are working to ensure the safe rescue of the victims,” he said.

The IG also dismissed reports that suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari has been recalled as he assured of adequate security in the forthcoming governorship elections in Anambra State.

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Igboho’s Talkative Nature Gave Us Clue When To Invade His Residence —Leaked Audio Reveals |The Republican News

The supposed security agent’s voice, believed to be on the phone, also said the arrogance and ignorance that Igboho allegedly displayed were used against him.

An audio tape of an unidentified officer of the Department of State Services (DSS) has disclosed that secessionist leader, Sunday Igboho’s house was raided at midnight in July because he had given the hint while speaking carelessly.

The supposed security agent’s voice, believed to be on the phone, also said the arrogance and ignorance that Igboho allegedly displayed were used against him.

This is contained in an audio tape obtained by SaharaReporters on Tuesday.

According to the tape, a close and trusted ally of Igboho who knew his shortcomings was the informant used by the DSS operatives who raided his house in Ibadan.

The DSS operatives invaded and raided Igboho’s house in Soka, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital in July, killing two people and arresting some others.

Igboho became a target for President Muhammadu Buhari’s government when he gave Fulani herdsmen an ultimatum to leave Igangan area in Oyo State, and later in the South West generally.

According to him, the herdsmen were responsible for the killings, kidnappings and rape cases happening in the region.

He stepped up his campaign by agitating for a Yoruba Nation to break away from Nigeria.

After his house was raided by the DSS and he was declared wanted, Igboho and his wife, Ropo were arrested by Beninese security agents at a Cotonou airport, Benin Republic while trying to travel to Germany. He has since been detained in a Beninese prison.

However, in the viral audio tape, the male voice said Igboho’s unguarded talks got from his close ally helped the DSS to attack his residence.

The tape was recorded in Yoruba language with some use of English language.

“If you used to follow the things he said, he asked us to come at midnight. He didn’t know that God has also empowered the government.

“He boasted that if we came to his house with 1,000 personnel, hardly would we see 100 that would return. But, he said we shouldn’t come at midnight, and that was why we decided to invade at midnight.

“You know, God likes Igboho, his weakness is that he talks too much. And it is through words that powerful people are caught and ensnared.

“A Yoruba adage says ‘a talkative talks but with no sense’. The man called Igboho talks too much. He has a good plan and ambition, but he talks carelessly. And, his careless talk has ruined his ambition. That was why he fell victim,” the voice said.

He further said, “Another thing is that his ignorance and arrogance ruined him.”. (Sahara Reporters)

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BREAKING: Lawless DSS Flies Nollywood Actor, Chiwetalu Agu To Abuja, Stops Family To See Him |The Republican News

Nollywood Veteran Actor, Chief Chiwetalu Agu

The actor was first arrested by the Nigerian Army on October 7, 2021, around Upper Iweka in Onitsha, Anambra State.

Veteran Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu, who was arrested by the Department of State Services for interrogation, has been flown to Abuja as part of investigations for allegedly inciting members of the public.

The actor was first arrested by the Nigerian Army on October 7, 2021, around Upper Iweka in Onitsha, Anambra State.

The army had come out to say it arrested Agu for soliciting support for the separatist group, Indigenous People of Biafra.

He was subsequently handed over to the DSS for investigation and prosecution.

However, a relative of the Nollywood actor told Punch that the family had been denied access to him.

The relative, who wished to remain anonymous because of the sensitivity of the case, said Agu was first moved from Anambra to Enugu and then to Abuja.

He said attempts to see him in Abuja were rebuffed by the DSS.

“We spent two days trying to ascertain his whereabouts. We were later informed that he was moved to Enugu and then Abuja.

“We heard that the idea is to move him away from the South-East. We have made efforts to see him, but the DSS has not granted us access. Even the lawyers have not been allowed to reach him,” the relative said.

Agu, who has starred in several movies, including ‘Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story’, which is now showing on Netflix, has been a known supporter of the Biafra struggle. (Sahara Reporters)

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Exclusive: IPOB Intelligence Unit Names, Releases Phone Numbers Of Those Behind Killings In South East |The Republican News

The intelligence unit of the Indigenous People of Biafra worried about unnecessary killings done and their name tagged to it simply to discredit their quest to restore Biafra, has releases names of those behind killings.

IU of IPOB has given details of those behind the killings, with their names, phone numbers. Below is their press statement with regards to this.

IPOB PRESS RELEASE
01/10/2021

WE HAVE UNCOVERED PART OF THOSE BEHIND THE SENSELESS KILLINGS IN BIAFRA LAND – IPOB

Worried by the increasing rate of senseless killings in Biafra land especially Anambra and Imo States, the intelligence unit of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has been intensifying efforts towards uncovering the masterminds of these heinous crimes. These efforts have paid off as the unit has been able to track some of the the people behind the atrocities.

Through intelligence, we discovered that the Supreme Court Administrator of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma and his fellow traitors with the collaboration of the evil Nigeria security agents established fake ESN group to eliminate perceived political opponents in the South East particularly in Imo State.

Our intelligence unit, the M. Branch, discovered that Hope Uzodinma is behind the killing of innocent citizens of Imo State. He and his co-traitors in their desperation to demonise IPOB and impress their Fulani slavemasters, set up a fake Eastern Security Network, ESN which they are using to terrorise the people to create the wrong impression that IPOB and ESN have gone violent.

To prove to them that we are well ahead of them, we make bold to publish the names and phone numbers of those he is using to recruit fake ESN operatives in Imo State. The affected agents know very well that we know them.

(1) HON Ekene Anaduele Aka Stainless, Former APGA Aspirant in Imo State.

(2) C.O.C Akaolisa Attorney General, (Idemili Akwu Ojor Eziinwanne NA Orsu) Phone number is 08033368473

(3) HON Emman Uguru, Deputy Chairman Orsu, (Edu Awo Idemili ), his house is close to the local government headquarters, he is using his younger brother Enerst to recruit fake ESN members causing and killing hope Uzodinma’s political opponents in Imo State .His phone number is 08063785163

(4) Chairman of all chairmen, Awo Idemili Town Union, Mazi Ikenna Ezubeozor. He is in charge of recruitments. His phone number is 08035749943

(5) Chairman and Youth Leader Amaokwe Chukwuka. (Phone number is 08057959531)

(6) Obinna Izonobi Edeukwu, Head of Community Police Orsu, now head of EBUBEAGU in Orsu LGA Imo State. Phone number is 08035223225

(6)Oguwara Uzor, President Ndu Ukwu, Phone number is 08026620212

(7) Nwadi Ikeh is the frontliner in his area. His phone number is 07048205211

(8) The Ejimas are the sons of Police officer in Awo Idemili. People living in the area know them too well. They live at Paul Agundu’s house at Awo. They are usually seen around Produce in Awo.

These traitors and others are those behind the senseless killings and political assassinations in Imo State. Their intension is to disrepute IPOB by linking us with their atrocities but they won’t escape judgement. Their evil will soon catch up with them.

These agents of death are the ones recruited by Hope Uzodinma to eliminate Imo citizens in their bid to disrepute ESN, a divine outfit established by our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to protect and secure our ancestral land against Fulani terrorists masquerading as herdsmen.

Hope Uzodinma and co set up this recruitment team after the late Ikonso, a gallant ESN Special Commander rejected his offer and appeals to join them. They later killed Ikonso for turning down the satanic offer.

COMRADE EMMA POWERFUL MEDIA AND PUBLICITY FOR IPOBIPOB

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BREAKING: Nigeria’s Attorney-General Malami, DSS Again Lose Against Igboho In Court |RN

Sunday Igboho and Attorney General, Abubakar Malami

The court had also restrained the government from freezing the bank account of Igboho.

The Nigerian government, Attorney General of Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami and the Department of State Services (DSS) on Monday lost another application seeking vacation of order by the Oyo State High Court retraining the government from arresting, intimidating, harassing Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho.

The court had also restrained the government from freezing the bank account of Igboho.

Justice Ladiran Akintola said the application by the AGF is against fair hearing and the fundamental human rights of the applicant because it has to do with his free movement.

Counsel for the AGF, Enock Simeon had earlier appealed to the court to vacate its earlier judgement restraining Nigerian government from freezing Igboho’s account and arresting his allies.

Simeon argued that such a judgement is interim and could only stay for seven days.

SaharaReporters had reported that Justice Akintola on August 4 granted an order of interim injunction restraining the Department of State Services (DSS) and other security agencies from arresting, detaining, molesting or killing the Yoruba Nation activist, Igboho.

But objecting to the argument, counsel for Igboho, Chief Yomi Aliyu (SAN) said he had filed for extension of the order on the 26th of August, therefore, the new application should not be granted.

Counsel for the AGF, thereby, sought another adjournment for him to reply to the application as the time frame of seven days had not elapsed.

On his part, the counsel for the DSS, T. Nurudeen said he had not been served with the new processes, urging the court to give a fair hearing to the parties by adjourning the case for hearing.

Justice Akintola refused to grant the application and therefore adjourned the case till September 7 for hearing.

The initial motion developed from the originating motion seeking N500 billion damages for invasion of his house in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on July 1.

Aliu had expressed confidence the AGF Malami would not disobey the court order, saying the order was given directly against his office. (Sahara Reporters)

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DSS Shoot At Nigerian Doctors At Saudi Arabia Recruitment Centre, Disperse Them |The Republican News

By Oluwatosin Ajayi

Armed operatives of the State Security Service have shot outside Sheraton Hotel in Abuja to disperse Nigerian doctors who were arriving for an interview for medical positions in Saudi Arabia.

At least one person was injured and had been moved to a hospital in Mabushi neighbourhood of the Nigerian capital, The Gazette learnt.

The secret police officers mounted a barricade outside the hotel to block people seeking to enter through Abacha Estate, according to one of the doctors who identified himself as Doctor Olubanjo in a telephone chat with The Gazette.

“The officers tried to block us from entering Sheraton but some of us insisted that we were on our way for an interview organised by the Saudi government,” Mr Olubanjo said. “But we were forcibly chased away when the officers started shooting into the air to disperse us with threats that they will kill us and no one would punish them.”


The programme was scheduled for 8:00 a.m. and many of them had been arriving at the venue as of 5:30 a.m., he said.


Mr Olubanjo said the organisers later told them the interview had been suspended but wondered why that became the case when a similar exercise held last week at a hotel in Lagos.

According to The Punch, a journalist with the International Centre for Investigative Reporting, Marcus Fatunde, was arrested at the venue.

Fatunde was, however, released later.

An eyewitness said, “When I came here, we saw the DSS operatives dispersing the people that came for the interview and before we knew it, everywhere had been scattered.

“A journalist with the ICIR, Marcus Fatunde, was also arrested, but he has been released.”

A doctor, who did not want his name in print said, “Some of us, who came here today, came because we don’t even have jobs and we don’t want to do the wrong things.

“Two categories of people were here today: the jobless ones and the ones who are poorly remunerated.

“We didn’t commit any crime; we just wanted a better system. So, why is the government trying to frustrate us?

The Vice-President, Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors, Adejo Arome, told The PUNCH that the organisers of the interview confirmed to him that the exercise had been suspended.

He said, “Well, some people got to the venue today (Thursday) and when they didn’t meet anyone, they called me and I confirmed from the recruiters and some other doctors that the recruitment has been suspended.

“The recruitment on Tuesday garnered coverage, because of the media publicity. It was everywhere that doctors were going to Saudi Arabia, he said.”

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Obasanjo Reportedly Intervenes In Sunday Igboho’s Case, Meets Beninese President |The Republican News

Former President Dr. Olusegun Obasanjo and Sunday Igboho

By Wale Odunsi

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo was in Benin Republic some days ago over the Sunday Igboho debacle, The Cable reports.

He had travelled to Zanzibar in Tanzania on August 1 and rerouted to the Francophone nation.

Obasanjo was said to have met with Benin’s President Patrice Talon after his condolence visit to Nicephore Soglo on his wife’s demise. Roseline was 87 years old.

Soglo was Beninise President from 1991 to 1996 and was one of the African leaders who intervened when the late General Sani Abacha jailed Obasanjo in 1995.

Confusion, uncertainty over Sunday Igboho’s detention in Benin, extradition to Nigeria

Igboho is in trouble in Nigeria and the Benin Republic. While the latter is probing the passport he carried, Nigerian authorities accuse him of planning to stage a war against the state.

The July 1 Department of State Services (DSS) operation at his Soka residence, Ibadan, in Oyo State unearthed assault rifles and ammunition. Two of his allies were killed while others face trial.

On several occasions, Igboho boasted that he has the capacity to acquire weapons and face security agencies.

Ten days after he was declared wanted in Nigeria, Igboho and his wife Ropo, were apprehended at the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou.

On July 21, DAILY POST reported that the Federal Government had commenced the process to extradite Igboho from Benin Republic.

Nigeria will barely face stiff resistance from the Beninise government.

Apart from decades of close bond, Africa’s most populous nation plays a “big brother” role to its neighbour. (Daily Post)

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Again DSS Denied Nnamdi Kanu’s Legal Counsel Access To Him In Violation To Court Order |The Republican News

The Department of State Security Services (DSS) for the umpteenth time, denied us access to our Client today, insisting that our request would be looked into and accordingly approved by their DG before we could be granted access to him.

On the 26th Day of July 2021, His Lordship, Hon. Justice Nyako of Court No. 2 Federal High Court Abuja, after listening to our application, wherein I raised serious concerns about the safety and medical condition of Our Client, whom ordinarily was supposed to be produced in court on that day, ordered that the Detention Authority (DSS) should allow us access to him.

Upon our arrival in their office today being the 29th Day of July 2021, conspicuously armed with the Court Order under reference, the officials of the DSS, though admitted being aware of the Said Order but directed Us to come up with a formal application stating the names of persons who are visiting, which request was promptly complied with.

While we awaited to be admitted for the visit, the officials of the DSS unfortunately came back to inform us that we should go and await further communication from them pending the approval of Our request.
Attached for your ease of reference is a copy of the Court Order under reference. Details of the visit as worked out in His Lordship’s Chambers by Counsel on both sides and Representative of State Security Services, collectively agreed upon by everyone, is not stated in the attached order, which details is known to all parties on the modality of the visit.

I am not suprised by the conduct of the DSS who has the history of disobedience to Court Orders, but I am worried because, we do not know the present state of health of Our Client. I cannot categorically confirm to the World the present state of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, as at today.

Evidence of court order

It is to be pointed out that Our Client is presently detained in DSS facility pursuant to an Order of Court, and another Order made by the same Court directing Our access to our Client on specified days, is unfortunately being flouted by the officials of the State Security Services, as they have no reason or justification of any kind to refuse us access.

We will formally communicate the Court first thing tomorrow morning on this unfortunate and strange development, and shall keep the World updated.

Should anything untoward happen to Our Client, the Nigerian Government and the Department of State Security Services should be held responsible.

Let the World and all responsible Foreign Government take Notice of this dangerous trend.

Thank you all.

@EjioforBar

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BREAKING NEWS: Justice Nyako Adjourns Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial Over FG Failure To Produce Him In Court |RN

IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu

By Unini Chioma


The trial of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, resumed at the Federal High Court Abuja on Monday without Kanu’s presence in court.

When the matter was called up, the prosecution counsel, M. B. Abubakar, informed the court that the matter was slated for hearing and that they were ready to continue.

Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, informed the court that there was a pending application before the court to transfer Kanu from the custody of the DSS to the correctional centre.

Justice Binta Nyako stated that the trial cannot continue in the absence of Kanu since he is not available to stand his trial.

Justice Nyako also called the DSS to produce the IPOB leader in court for trial.

The court adjourned to October 21, 2021, for continuation of hearing.

In June, Nnamdi Kanu was arrested and extradited to Nigeria to face trial. He was remanded in DSS custody after he was re-arraigned before the judge.

Kanu is facing charges bordering on treasonable felony brought against him by the federal government over his campaign for a ”Republic of Biafra”.

He was released in April 2017 for health reasons but skipped bail after flouting some of the conditions given to him by the court.

He later fled Nigeria after soldiers raided his father’s residence in Abia state in November 2017.

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Igboho Arrested Alongside Wife, Cannot Be Extradited To Nigeria —Lawyer |The Republican News

Chief Yomi Aliu, the lawyer to Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho has revealed why his client who was arrested on Monday evening in Benin Republic cannot be extradited to Nigeria.

The lawyer also revealed that the Yoruba nation agitator was arrested alongside his wife,  Ropo Adeyemo by the security operatives in Cotonou, Benin Republic.

Igboho has been on the wanted list of Nigeria’s secret police, the Department of State Services, DSS, since July 1 when his house was raided in Ibadan, Oyo State.

The DSS had accused him of stockpiling arms and attacks of security operatives among other crimes.

There are reports that Igboho may be extradited to Nigeria and handed over to the DSS that had declared him wanted.

But Aliu said the agitator cannot be arrested because he is a political offender.

According to him, there is a treaty between Nigeria, Togo and Republic of Benin that any political offender unlikely to get justice at home should not be extradited to home country.

Aliu said lawyers in Benin Republic would be engaged to defend Igboho’s rights against extradition.

Aliu, in a statement, said: “It is a shocking news that Nigerian Government has gotten Chief Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a Sunday Igboho Oosa arrested by INTERPOL in Republic of Benin notwithstanding the political nature of his offense and what the DSS earlier said that they refrained from arresting him so as not to overheat the polity of Southwestern Nigeria.

“The Extradition Treaty of 1984 between Togo, Nigeria, Ghana and Republic of Benin excluded political fugitives. It also states that where the fugitive will not get justice because of discrimination and/or undue delay in prosecution the host country should not release the fugitive.

“Now, Article 20 of African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights to which the four countries are signatories made agitation for self-determination a fundamental right to be protected by all countries. This made Chief Sunday Adeyemo a POLITICAL OFFENDER who cannot be deported and/or extradited by the good people of the Republic of Benin for any reason.

“Secondly, that he cannot get Justice or even be killed is apparent in how those arrested in his house were detained for more than 21days now without access to their lawyers. Even the wife among them could not change her undies for 21days! Which inhuman treatment can be more this?

“Again another wife of our client Mrs. Ropo Adeyemo, a German citizen, has been arrested together with her husband in Cotonou. What offence has she committed to warrant this?

“We urge the good government of the Republic of Benin and international community, especially Germany, to rise up and curb the impunity of the Nigerian Government by refusing any application for extradition of our Client who already has application before ICC duly acknowledged.”

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