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Aregbesola Has a Forgery Case to Answer- PDP

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As the former Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola exits power as the executive governor of Osun State, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state has called on the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to resume charges of forgery and conspiracy against him.

The party recalled that Aregbesola was facing charges bordering on forgery and presentation of fake police report to election petition tribunal in 2007.
This was contained in a press statement signed by the Chairman of the party, Hon. Soji Adagunodo, in Osogbo on Wednesday.
“It should be recalled that Mr Aregbesola and one other person were facing a six count charge before an Abuja High court for forging and presenting a fake police report to an election petition tribunal in 2007 before assuming office as governor in 2010.
“Now that Mr Aregbesola no longer enjoys constitutional immunity, the Inspector General of Police is duty bound to arrest him and present him before the court to prove his innocence in the charge.
“While forgery itself is a weighty crime, forging a security document like a police report should be a matter of concern to the public and must not be swept under the carpet in any guise.
“Since time does not run against the state in criminal matters, the Attorney General of the Federation and the Inspector General of Police have no excuse whatsoever to abandon the case of forgery against the former governor”, the statement read.
The party called on civil society organisations and concerned stakeholders to lend their voices to the call, adding that it was on the basis of the forged police report that the Appellate tribunal in Ibadan ordered a retrial of Aregbesola’s petition in 2009

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PhotoNews: President Buhari receives in State Visit H.H. Sheikh Tamin Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of Qatar in State House

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Gombe Tragedy: Gana sends delegation to Gombe

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The Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu has sent a high powered delegation to condole with the government and people of Gombe State over the death of members of Boys’ Brigade of ECWA Church, Bamusa, Barunde, Madaki, and St Peter’s Anglican Church in the State in which NSCDC official and a Police Officer were involved.

Gana, who is away to attend to the International Civil Defence Meeting abroad has ordered investigation into the tragedy and order the Commandant of the Corps in the state take necessary actions.  The Commandant General further assured the general public of his readiness to personally handle the case on his return from his official trip.

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Breaking: Again, CCT Judgment On Walter Onnog‎hen Shifted

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The judgment of the Code of Conduct Tribunal on Justice Walter Onnoghen, who is being prosecuted on charges of assets declaration breaches, has been shifted from 9am, the original scheduled time, till noon on Thursday.

Onnoghen had arrived the premises of the tribunal at about 8.40am ahead of the judgment.

Only two of his lawyers and a handful of his aides were seated in the courtroom when a court official announced the postponement at about 9am.

No member of the prosecution team was in court when the postponement was announced

None of them arrived as of the time of filing this report at about 9.11am.

Onnoghen had yet to step out ‎of his vehicle as of the time the postponement was announced.

His convoy left the premises as soon as the information about the new development reached him.

The Chairman of the CCT, Danladi Umar, after the prosecution and the defence made closing arguments on Monday, specifically fixed judgment for 9am on Thursday‎, a departure from the usual 10am sitting time of the tribunal.

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