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Court slams N1m bail on man who battered wife

Court slams N1m bail on man who battered wife

A businessman, Edirin Oghenejode, who allegedly assaulted his wife was on Thursday released on N1 million bail by the orders of an FCT High Court in Apo.

Justice Valentina Ashi, granted bail to Oghenejode after he pleaded not guilty to a two- count- charge of battery and inflicting physical injury on his wife.

Ashi, who announced the bail condition, also ordered the defendant to produce one surety in like sum and that the surety must be a civil servant of Grade level 9 residing in the FCT.

He advised the defendant to settle with his wife and adjourned the case until Dec. 6 for hearing.
Oghenejode resides at No. 579 Gidado Idris Street Wuye District, Abuja.

The prosecutor, Mr Fidelis Ogbobe, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Dec.30, 2017.
He said that the defendant battered his wife, one Mrs Ule Oghenejode, of the same address.

“The defendant intentionally inflicted physical injury on his wife’s right eye,” he said.

Ogbobe also said that the defendant deliberately abandoned his wife and son without any means of subsistence.

The offence contravened Sections 19 and 16 of the Violence against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015.

Counsel to the defendant, Mr Adurobu Anthony, applied for the bail of the defendant, stating that he was granted administrative bail and had not defaulted in anyway and would abide by the conditions.

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Officers of the Nigerian Police Force have occupied the National Assembly Complex. The operatives, who have shut all entrances to the premises, prevented workers from gaining entry.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed concern that consistently damaging report of global human rights watchdog, Amnesty International (AI), over Nigeria’s war against terrorism, is dampening the morale of the nation’s military.

A presidency statement issued non Monday’s reaction to the AI’s latest report, stressed that the situation now appears as if Nigeria is also fighting terrorism was against the global organisation.

“While President Muhammadu Buhari cherishes and encourages the noble ideals on which institutions like Amnesty International are founded, the organisation’s operations in Nigeria seem geared towards damaging the morale of the Nigerian military.

“It often appears as if the Nigerian government is fighting two wars on terror: against Boko Haram and against Amnesty International”, said the statement issued by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu.

He declared that the “obvious bias and inaccuracies in Amnesty International’s recent country reports on Nigeria risk Amnesty’s reputation as an impartial international organisation”.

President Buhari therefore appealed to the leadership of Amnesty International to scrutinise its advocacy in Nigeria, especially as it relates to the war against terrorism.

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The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has alleged that there in so single economist in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet.

Speaking yesterday in Lagos during a youth town hall meeting, Atiku in a veiled reference to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, said a professor of Law is not an economist, saying the job of the vice president is to manage the economy.

Alleging the present government had failed in the management of the economy, he said: “Our President said the economy has collapsed and he told the governors that it is going to be worse. Is this the kind of government that you want to return to power again?

“Do you know that in this government, there is no single economist? So, they don’t even know how to manage economy and our lives, whether youths, the old or women or men depend on economy. If the economy is good, we will prosper individually and collectively. If the economy is bad, we all perish and they are asking you to return them to power”.

Atiku said a president who could not put together his cabinet in six months cannot empower his deputy to manage the economy.

Atiku said his former boss, Olusegun Obasanjo, gave him all the opportunities required to perform as vice president and head of the Economic Management Team which, he noted, enable him to introduce a number of reforms in many sectors of the economy which significantly improved the country’s Gross Domestic Product.

Atiku also vowed to fulfil his pledge to concede 40 per cent of appointments in his government to youths.

He said he would galvanize the private sector to provide massive jobs for the youth and lower tax rates for private firms to generate jobs.

“I am not here to tackle individuals, but we have a professor of Law. A professor of Law is not a businessman, he is not an economist…and the job of the Vice-President in our own type of government is to help you manage the economy. So you have to take the right type of Vice-President to help you do that.”

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