test
Saturday, June 22, 2024
More

    Latest Posts

    Tems clears the air about her viral Oscars dress, says there was no ‘view blocking’

    Nigerian singer Tems has addressed the viral controversy surrounding her iconic dress at the 2023 Oscars, disputing rumours that she blocked anyone's view during...

    Ogun gov creates new agencies, bans monarchs from mining deals The Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has issued three Executive Orders establishing...

    The Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has issued three Executive Orders establishing two new agencies. The new agencies are Ogun State Mineral Resources Development...

    Resist FG access to pension fund, ASUU urges Nigerians

    The Academic Staff Union of Universities in the Niger Delta University, Amassoma in Bayelsa State, has urged Nigerians to resist plans of the Federal...

    Apapa faction makes u-turn, backs Abure as LP chair

    A year after the leadership of the opposition Labour Party was separated with the incumbent National Chairman, Julius Abure and the Deputy National Chairman...

    Owerri jailbreak: Inmate voluntarily returns to prison

    ONE of the inmates of Imo Correctional Centre, Owerri, Pastor John-Valentine Ibekwe, on Tuesday, willingly returned to the centre.

    Ibekwe, who hails from Awo-omama in Oru East Local Government Area of the state and the senior pastor of House of Solution and Deliverance Ministry Awo-Omama, was forced out of the prison in the early hours of Easter Monday when the yet-to-be identified hoodlums broke the prison.

    It was gathered that in course of his being forced out, he (Ibekwe) had a dislocation on his right leg.

    He said, “As at 1:20am, we began to hear non-stop gunshots. We were afraid because we never knew what was taking place. The firing continued until the jail was forced open and we were asked to all leave the premises.”

    He said when he got home that early morning, he immediately called his lawyer, who he said, advised him to go back to the correctional centre, adding that his case was not a severe or criminal matter.

    He said, “What landed me in prison was a help I rendered to somebody. I did not commit any criminal offence. The lawyer, Mr. Alex Williams, told me to go back to the prison and that it would be better than absconding since he had been handling the matter. I respected him by voluntarily coming back.”

    Meanwhile, over 10 inmates of the prison had on Tuesday, returned back to the prison on their own.

    In his speech, the Chairman of South-East Lawyers Forum, Mr. Alex William advised others inmates forced out of the correctional centre to come back on their own in order for justice to take its course.

    Copyright PUNCH.

    Latest Posts

    Tems clears the air about her viral Oscars dress, says there was no ‘view blocking’

    Nigerian singer Tems has addressed the viral controversy surrounding her iconic dress at the 2023 Oscars, disputing rumours that she blocked anyone's view during...

    Ogun gov creates new agencies, bans monarchs from mining deals The Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has issued three Executive Orders establishing...

    The Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has issued three Executive Orders establishing two new agencies. The new agencies are Ogun State Mineral Resources Development...

    Resist FG access to pension fund, ASUU urges Nigerians

    The Academic Staff Union of Universities in the Niger Delta University, Amassoma in Bayelsa State, has urged Nigerians to resist plans of the Federal...

    Apapa faction makes u-turn, backs Abure as LP chair

    A year after the leadership of the opposition Labour Party was separated with the incumbent National Chairman, Julius Abure and the Deputy National Chairman...

    Don't Miss

    Minimum wage: Resign if you can’t pay, labour tackles govs

    Organised Labour on Saturday tackled the state governors, accusing them of acting in bad faith towards the new minimum wage negotiations ongoing in the...

    Israel-Gaza conflict: Nigeria backs Biden’s ceasefire plan

    Nigeria has urged world leaders to back United States President, Joe Biden’s ceasefire proposal to end the Israel-Palestine conflict. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yusuf...

    Eid-el-Kabir: Sokoto gov approves payment of workers June salary

    The Governor of Sokoto State, Ahmed Aliyu, has approved the payment of June salary to workers in the state beginning from Monday. The gesture is...

    FCT police raid kidnappers camps, arrest two ex-convicts, others

    The Federal Capital Territory Police Command, in a joint operation with other security forces, raided kidnappers’ camps on the borders of Abuja on Friday. The...

    SERAP sues Tinubu, demands details of Obasanjo, Buhari, others’ loans

    The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has taken legal action against President Bola Tinubu’s administration. The organisation described the move as necessary so as to...

    Stay in touch

    To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.