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Innoson Files Motion For Stay Of Execution For Bench Warrant

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Innocent Chukwuma through his counsel, Odinaka Anajemba ESQ of McCarthy Mbadugha & Co today, Feb 9th 2018 formally filled a Motion on Notice at the High Court of Lagos State, Ikeja for staying the execution of the Court’s order of Bench Warrant made on 9th Feb 2018 by Justice Mojisola Dada of the Lagos State High Court, Ikeja pending the determination of the appeal filed against the order.

In a ruling by Justice Mojisola Dada, the court ordered that Innoson should be arrested and kept in custody a day before the next adjournment and be produced on the adjourned date, March 14, 2018 for probable arraignment over alleged forgery.

In a further development, Innoson has through his counsel appealed the decision of the court to assume jurisdiction to entertain the matter.

Prof J.N Mbadugha, counsel to Innoson had during the court proceedings on Feb 9th 2018 raised an objection to the court that there is a motion pending at the court of appeal to stay commencement of proceedings and execution of the court’s order of 17th January 2018 that the information be served on counsel thereby questioning further the jurisdiction of the court to entertain the matter.

Prof Mbadugha also invited the attention of the court to the motions pending in the matter, viz:

1. that the charge is an abuse of process because a similar charge on the same subject matter is pending at the federal high court Lagos division between the same parties in charge no FHC/l/565c/2015;

2. a motion that the court recuses or disqualify itself from further conduct of the proceedings;

3. a motion that EFCC cannot be heard in any application until it withdraws the charge given a pending motion against it praying that it be restrained from filing any charge in respect of the same subject matter of the charge that was struck out until the determination of the appeal against the court’s order striking out the previous charge- Charge No. ID/197c/2013.

Prof Mbadugha also informed the court that the 3rd defendant has not been served and as such the court lacked the jurisdiction to entertain the matter.

Stating the particulars of error in its Notice of Appeal, Prof Mbadugha stated:

1. the learned judge erred in law when it assumed the jurisdiction to entertain the matter because there was an issue before the trial court that the information/charge is an abuse of process and it is not within the jurisdictional competence of the Court and that of Economic and Financial Crime Commission has no power to investigate, initiate and prosecute the Appellants (Innoson) for forgery, uttering and stealing.

In consequence whereof the court lacks the jurisdiction to entertain the matter.

2. The learned trial judge failed to determine the aforesaid issue.
3. The learned trial judge failed to appreciate that the issue as raised divests the court of the jurisdiction to entertain the matter.

Mbadugha therefore prayed that the Court set aside the decision of the learned trial judge and the bench warrant against the or for the arrest of the Appellant (Innoson) issued and or ordered by the learned trail judge.

These court processes have been duly served on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

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Femi Falana Demands Coroner’s Inquest Into Mohbad’s Death

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Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has demanded a Coroner’s Inquest into the death of Ilerioluwa Aloba, aka Mohbad.

Falana made the demand following the controversial death of Mohbad, who d!ed on September 12, 2023 and was laid to rest the next day.

The demand was contained in a letter to the Chief Coroner, High Court of Lagos State in Ikeja.In the letter, Falana said his law firm was aware of the

“very tragic death” of Mohbad and wanted an inquest to “be conducted into the cause of death of this young promising musician and make appropriate recommendations pursuant to Section 15 of the Lagos State Coroner’s Law 2007 which provides that an inquest shall hold whenever a coroner is informed that the death of a deceased person within his Coroner District is as a result of a death in a violent, unnatural or suspicious situation”.

The request, signed by Folakemi Falana and dated September 18, 2023, added:

“We hereby request Your Lordship to conduct an inquest into the circumstances surrounding the tragic death in Lagos State and we are confident that Your Lordship will accede to our request with utmost urgency.”

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Actor/Pastor Jimmy Odukoya To Become New Senior Pastor Of Fountain Of Life Church After His Dad

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Actor and Pastor Jimmy Odukoya, The First Son of Late Pastor Taiwo Odukoya has been elected as the new Senior Pastor Of Fountain Of Life Church while sister Tolu Odukoya Ijogun, Appointed as associate senior pastor.

In an exciting development, the Fountain of Life Church has introduced its new General Overseer, Pastor Jimmy Odukoya, succeeding his father, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya. This transition marks a significant moment in the church’s history.

Adding to the momentous occasion, Pastor Jimmy Odukoya’s sister, Tolu Odukoya Ijogun, has been appointed as the new Associate Pastor, further strengthening the church’s leadership team.

The ordination service for Pastor Jimmy Odukoya is scheduled to take place on the 30th of September, where the congregation will witness the passing of the torch to the new leadership.

Although this has been raising lot of mixed comments online because of Jimmy’s physical looks (His dreads and Tattoos)

And because he’s also an actor.

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Three Suspects Arrested For Allegedly Killing And Harvesting Organs Of A Bike Man In Port Harcourt

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The Rivers State Police Command has arrested three suspects for allegedly ki!ling a young man identified as Progress Iyogo and harvesting his organs in Ogbaraye community, Abua/Odual Local Government Area of the state.

A community source, who gave his name Otuks, told PUNCH that Progress, an Okada rider, who hails from the Aminigboko community, was conveying some goods from Abua Central (Abua LGA), when the incident happened.

The source said an unidentified man suspected to be a ritual k!ller had contracted a group of five young men to bring some human parts offering money in return community.

“They are drug boys. So, a suspected ritualist went to arrange with them to get a tongue and a heart. And from what I heard, the man promised them over N2m,” the source said.

“So, the man they k!lled was an Okada rider. He was rushing to drop somebody’s luggage from Central Abua to Amingboko around 11pm,”

“This incident happened along the Emebu/Obrean boundary. So, they k!lled the man, and cut off some of his parts. It happened on Friday night. After committing the crime, they fled, but three of the suspects were later arrested.

The spokesperson for the state Police Command, SP Grace Iringe-Koko, who confirmed the incident on Sunday, September 17, said the suspects have been arrested.

“Yes, I can confirm the incident. The three suspects who perpetrated that act have been arrested. They have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department,” the PPRO added.

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