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Innoson Vs GTBank: Criminal Charge Against Innoson by EFCC is an After Thought



In the peak of EFCC investigation in 2011 based on GTB petition to it, EFCC illegally froze all accounts belonging to Innoson.

Subsequently, Innoson commenced Suit No: FHC/AWK/CS/138/2012 against EFCC in the Federal High Court, Awka Division for freezing its accounts in all the banks in Nigeria.

Interestingly, during the court proceedings, EFCC in a counter affidavit deposed to on 2nd August 2012 in Suit No: FHC/AWK/CS/138/2012 acknowledged in Paragraph 15 that after investigation it could not confirm the allegations against Innoson by GTB. Based on EFCC submission, the accounts were unfrozen.

Subsequently, at the conclusion of its investigation in 2012, EFCC through its letter of 20th September 2012 informed Innoson that he pays a certain amount to GTB.

However, Innoson rejected and declined EFCC’s demand contained in its letter of 20th September, 2012 on the ground that GTB shall pay it interest on the N560Million it stole at 22% being the rate at which GTB lent it money.

Furthermore, Innoson headed to the court and commenced Suit No: FHC/AWK/CS/139/2012 against GTB at the Federal High Court, Awka Division, in respect of the money GTB stole from its account claiming 22% interest thereof from the date GTB started the stealing.

However, on 16th May, 2013 the trial Court delivered judgment in the sum of N4.7Billion in favour of Innoson against GTB.

EFCC felt slighted and angered by Innoson’s refusal to accept its reconciliation contained in its letter of 20th September 2012. In December 2013, EFCC filed Charge No. ID/197C/2013 against Innoson and two others at the Lagos State High Court, Ikeja.

Later, in 2014, the charge was struck out. However Innoson through his counsel appealed against the order striking out on the ground that it should be dismissed and not striking out. Also the counsel to Innoson filed a motion on notice at the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division praying among others that EFCC be restrained from filing a further charge in respect of the same subject matter until determination of the appeal –Appeal Nos: CA/L/1328CM/17, CA/L/1329CM/17 & CA/L/1330CM/17.

Subsequently, GTB instigated The Nigerian Police to charge Innoson and others to court. The Nigerian Police filed Charge No. FHC/L/565c/2015 at the Federal High Court Lagos Division in respect of the same subject matter, issues and transactions as are in the EFCC Charge No. ID/197C/2013.

GTB characteristically got the then Director of Public Prosecution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria – Mr Diri – to claim to have taken over the Charge/case using the name of the Attorney General of the Federation.

Interestingly, Mr Diri’s involvement in this matter and his complicities therein led to his removal as the Director of Public Prosecution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. This charge is till date pending at the Federal High Court Lagos Division and some of the issues arising from it are till date, pending at both the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

While Charge No. FHC/L/565c/2015 is still pending and subsisting, GTB went back again to EFCC and instigated them to illegally arrest Innoson at his residence on Dec 19th 2017 which led to a huge outcry from well-meaning Nigerians condemning the Illegal arrest.

To justify its action, EFCC filed another charge with Charge NO: ID/6696c/2017 at Lagos State High Court Ikeja on the same subject matter, issue and transactions as the earlier one filed in 2013 which is still pending at the Court of Appeal Lagos Division and which is also as in the one pending at the Federal High Court Lagos.

The acting EFCC Chairman should therefore not allow its institution to be used by some elements within the organization in bringing down the personality of Innocent Chukwuma through unlawful means and method. He should ask for a due diligent report of the earliest investigation activities conducted by the commission.

The President should as a matter of urgency commence full investigation on the circumstances leading to Justice Mojisola Dada of Lagos State High Court Issuing a Bench Warrant against Chief Innocent Chukwuma and ordering for his arrest in a matter that the court’s jurisdiction is still being contested and a charge that is clearly an abuse of court process.

Furthermore, the President shall call The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission under the leadership of Ibrahim Magu to order. EFCC as a Federal Government Agency is supposed to be unbiased in resolving the dispute between Innoson and GTB, but its actions indicated it is doing the bidding of GTB

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John Wick star, Lance Reddick found dead in his Home



Hollywood actor, Lance Reddick, who got into the limelight after featuring in HBO’s “The Wire” and the “John Wick” movie franchise, is dead. 

Lance’s body was discovered at his Studio City home Friday morning, March 18, around 9:30 AM. His cause of death is currently unclear, but it appears to be natural, according to the police.

He was reportedly doing a press tour for the fourth installment of the ‘John Wick’ franchise where he plays Charon. He was scheduled to make a guest appearance on Kelly Clarkson’s show next week.

Lance was best known for playing fictional Baltimore Police Department officer Cedrick Daniels on the hit HBO series “The Wire”, with his character appearing in all five seasons.

He also had recurring roles on a bunch of popular TV shows including “Fringe,” “Bosch,” “Oz” and “Lost.” He was also featured in “Angel Has Fallen” and “Godzilla Vs. Kong.”

Lance has some unreleased projects in the works, he plays the Greek god Zeus in the upcoming Disney+ series, “Percy Jackson and the Olympians.”

Born and raised in Baltimore, Lance earned a music degree from the University of Rochester and he got his MFA from Yale. Lance was 60.

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I highly recommend JESUS – Singer Takalani Chairo speaks on witnessing a mother who brought her Dead daughter back to life in the hospital



Miracles Indeed still happen as Singer Takalani Chairo tells a heart warming story about the miracle she witnessed at the hospital where she took her son to.

Takalani and her son in the hospital where she witnessed a mom bring her daughter to life

On her Facebook page, After posting a picture of herself and her son in the hospital, She wrote

This was taken today at 04:00am. This guy was struggling to sleep and said his heart was hurting he wants a dr. I try to avoid the hospital thing because well I know my son. But ok I end up going there , even though I wanted to turn back because he then slept while we were on our way. But I ended up at casualty.

What was to happen in the next 2hours no one ever prepared me.

2 hours later a woman comes in screaming frantically, like that cry that cuts deep, with a dead daughter (7/8 years old) . My heart instantly broke into pieces, thinking about the pain this woman is probably in.

The Drs come out and confirm to the mother that her daughter is indeed DEAD. She let out another deafening scream . But a few seconds later she broke into serious loud prayer , everyone in that casualty could hear.

“Lord remember me! , Lord remember me! It’s me your servant , I have served you faithfully Lord , you are not a man that you can lie “

At that point I ask myself , why am I just seating here in tears, I join the prayer ! She starts praying in tongues, I join her !

1.5 hours later the Drs come back, she sees them and asks “ Is she alive “ ? , the answer Yesss we are finding her a bed in ICU.

Shooo, She let out another scream thanking God and shouting Jesus You are faithful ! .. She didn’t go and check , she spent another 1 hour still praying and thanking God 🙏🏿

I recommend Jesus. In fact I highly recommend Jesus 🙏🏿 .

For the mere fact that I witnessed a miracle – the dead coming back to life? , with my own two eyes . The power of prayer !

I know there’s a 1% chance that woman will see this , but yooooo she changed my life – I’ll never forget this day!

Miracles indeed are very real.

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Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba declares No Vehicular movements on Saturday the day of The Gubernatorial and State Houses of Assembly Elections



The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Baba, has ordered the restriction of vehicular movement across the country on the day of the Gubernatorial and State Houses of Assembly elections scheduled to hold on March 18, 2023. 

Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, who made this known in a statement on Thursday, said the directive excludes the Federal Capital Territory as no election is being conducted therein.

Adejobi said the restriction will be from 12am to 6pm. 

“Sequel to the forthcoming Gubernatorial and State Houses of Assembly elections scheduled to hold on the 18th of march, ,2023, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, CFR, has ordered the restriction of all forms of vehicular movement on roads, waterways, and other forms of transportation, from 12 am to 6 pm on election day in all states where elections will be conducted with the exception of those on essential services such as INEC Officials, Electoral Observers, Accredited Media and Observers, Ambulances responding to medical emergencies, firefighters, etc. This directive excludes the Federal Capital Territory as no election is being conducted therein,” the statement read. 

“Similarly, the IGP reiterates the ban on all security aides to VIPs and escorts from accompanying their principals and politicians to polling booths and collation centres during the election. State-established and owned security outfits/organizations, quasi-security units, and privately-owned guard and security outfits are also barred from participating in election security management.

“The Inspector General of Police, therefore, urges all citizens to be law abiding during and after the elections even as he assures that all necessary security arrangements have been emplaced to ensure they exercise their franchise unhindered. 

IGP Baba Usman

“He also urges the general public to contact the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters via 08033440189 (DIG Operations), 08033027731 (AIG FEDOPS), and 08034040439 (CP Elections), the ‘NPF Rescue Me App’ on Android and ios, and via the NPF Rescue Me Emergency Toll-free line on 08031230631, to request emergency security response.”

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