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Widow Begs Court To Stop IGP From Conducting DNA Test On Late Husband’s Purported Son

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A woman as begged inspector-general of Police from conducting DNA test on a boy she claimed is her late husband’s son. 

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File photo A widow accused of trying to force another man’s child on her late husband has sued Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of Police (IGP), for ordering that a DNA test be conducted on the nine-year-old son Chidera Ekwerekwu to ascertain the paternity of the child. Ndidiamaka Ekwerekwu is already in a serious battle with her in-laws over the paternity of the child. The order for a DNA test follows a protracted battle between the family of Victor Ekwerekwu, a late businessman,  and his widow over the paternity of the child. The family had petitioned the IGP, on January 3, 2020, claiming that Ndidiamaka brought the child a few hours after Victor’s death and claimed that the deceased was the father of the child. They said the couple never had any child throughout the 18 years of their marriage. The deceased’s family also alleged that Ndidiamaka later proceeded to the probate registry where she registered the child, formerly known as Ezenwa Onochie Ekwerekwu, as next of kin of the deceased. They asked the IGP to conduct a thorough investigation into the paternity of the child as well as the cause of Victor’s death. The IGP, therefore, ordered the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the police, headed by Kyari, to commence an investigation immediately.

 But the widow instituted a suit before D.A. Onyefulu, justice of the Anambra state high court, seeking an order restraining the IGP from releasing the result of the test conducted on the child. According to her, subjecting the child to a DNA test “amounts to slavery, servitude and degrading treatment, which is a gross violation of his fundamental rights as enshrined in Section 34 of the 1999 Constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria, as amended”. In the suit file by C.C. Obikwelu, her legal counsel, Ndidiamaka also prayed the court to declare any result arising from the DNA test a nullity. She also demanded to be paid N6 billion as damages by both the police and her deceased husband’s family. The plaintiff demanded “an order nullifying the result obtained from a purported DNA test conducted on the applicants forcibly without her consent and rendering such results null and void and not to be accepted by any court of law same being obtained by illegal and fraudulent means”. Named as the first to sixth respondents are Charles Ekwerekwu, Njideka Ndiwe, Nonso Okechukwu, Adamu (IGP), Abba Kyari (deputy commissioner, police and head of IRT), and the commissioner of police, Anambra state. The body of Victor, who died on October 29, 2019, had been in a mortuary owing to the family’s disagreement with his wife over the paternity of the boy, as well as the cause of his death. on June 25, 2020, Ndidiamaka was arrested, after which she led police detectives to her alleged accomplice, one Hellen Ogbunankwo, who was also picked up with the child in her custody. Although they have been in detention at the force headquarters, Abuja, the results of both maternity and paternity tests conducted on the child were being awaited.

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Army admits to firing live rounds at the Lekki toll gate incident

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The Nigerian armed force has conceded that soldiers took live bullets to the Lekki toll gate.

As indicated by The PUNCH, the Commander of 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island, Lagos, Brigadier General Ahmed Taiwo, has clarified that Phase Four of military inner security activity, which was conveyed at the Lekki toll gate on the night October 20, included the utilization of both live and clear ammo.

He said the troopers took live projectiles to the scene with the end goal of self defence .

Taiwo said a segment of the soldiers that worked at the toll gate on that night were to be sure equipped with live shots. He, nonetheless, kept up that lone officers with clear bullets discharged shots into the air. The overall expressed this on Saturday at the continued procedures of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry examining the supposed killing of #EndSARS dissidents at the Lekki toll gate evening of October 20 by soldiers.

Taiwo, who had prior made an introduction before the board with regards to the Nigerian Army on November 14, returned on Saturday for questioning by two guidance for #EndSARS dissenters, Messrs Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika (SAN) and Mr Adesina Ogunlana.

When Olumide-Fusika asked Taiwo if soldiers who went to the tollgate carried guns, Taiwo said, “When you are talking of guns, you are talking about high-calibre guns. They were carrying rifles; not guns.”

On further pressing by Olumide-Fusika, Taiwo added, “Definitely, a portion of the Force will carry live bullets, in case they are attacked.

But the soldiers that formed the firing team, who fired, used blank bullets. And that is why you watched the video and saw exactly what happened.” Also, under cross-examination by Ogunlana, Taiwo explained that in Phase Four military internal security operation “soldiers would be given both live and blank bullets.” He said, “In this particular case, we saw that the peaceful protest had been infiltrated by hoodlums.

They were peaceful protesters, no doubt, but there were also hoodlums who sought to take advantage, that was why they were armed with blank bullets in addition with live bullets.”

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APC considering Jonathan as Buhari’s predecessor

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A report claims legislators in the APC are now attempting to find an appropriate official competitor for the 2023 political race.

It was announced that an ongoing visit by APC to ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan was partially political.

The visit by the APC lead representatives has again started with rumors about a Jonathan administration in 2023.

An arising report has asserted that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is attempting to persuade a previous president, Goodluck Jonathan, to run for president on its foundation in 2023.

The report which was conveyed by This Day asserted that a few heads of the gathering have been constraining the previous president to think about the offer.

The paper expressed that a source who talked secretly said lead representatives on the foundation of the APC who visited Jonathan to congratulate with him on his 63 birthday commemoration, utilized the event to inconspicuously speak to their official proposition to him.

As indicated by the cases, Buhari’s partners accept that Jonathan would be innocuous to their gathering interest and as such the perfect individual to dominate if control somehow happened to move toward the South.

A source in Buhari’s camp who would not like to be recognized was cited to have stated:

“He handed over power peacefully and nursed no bitterness against anyone and therefore will not be a threat to the interest of the north. In any case, Jonathan has in the past denied any interest in challenging for the administration.

The previous president clarified that he was centered around his foundation.

Then, following the tumults by some geo-political zones to create the following leader of Nigeria, the legislative head of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello, has uncovered the characteristics of who might become President Buhari’s replacement.

Bello when speaking Channels TV on Thursday, November 20, said the PDP’s ambition to take back power is a “lofty dream” and ”castles in the air.”

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Obasanjo congratulates Biden on winning the election

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Olusegun Obasanjo congratulated the president elect Joe Biden on his election win .

The previous president said Biden’s triumph additionally had a great impact globally . Obasanjo asked Biden to reestablish the qualities America is known for all around the world Obasanjo in an assertion acquired by Legit.ng on Saturday, November 7 portrayed Biden’s success as a triumph of good over evil.

He said the triumph of the Democratic up-and-comer isn’t only a success for the individuals of America alone, yet in addition a triumph for the vast majority of the world.

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The previous president encouraged the duly elected president to reestablish trust in the part of America as an advertiser of world harmony, security, dependability, and progress.

He said:

I felicitate with Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris as the first female Vice-President of the U.S. We in Africa are proud of her success. The first African-American President of the U.S., Barrack Obama, has Kenyan DNA in him and I am reasonably sure that the first African-American female Vice President-Elect of the U.S. will have some Nigerian DNA in her as most of those taken to the Caribbean from Africa went from Nigeria of today.”

Then, the US president-elect, Joe Biden has vowed to be the president for all Americans if they decided in favor of him.

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