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Sen Uba slams Heritage Bank N5 billion lawsuit for damaging name in public

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Senator Andy Uba has threatened to sue Heritage Bank after its staff trended for protesting at the entrance of his residence.

In video, bank staff were spotted protesting at the gate of Uba’s house, demanding he should repay the loan he was allegedly owing the bank.

Uba, reacting in a letter signed by his lawyer, Ahmed Raji, SAN, threatened to sue the bank, describing the actions as shameful and embarrassing.

He stated that the bank’s action was a mere campaign to smear his image as the APC governorship primary election for Anambra state draws closer.

Part of the letter reads: ”Despite your veiled denial, the deliberateness of your staffs’ action is founded and the intent, to wit: – bring our client to public opprobrium shame, ridicule, scorn etc, is glaring for all to see.

”This is more so, as you deliberately picked the rather inauspicious period immediately preceding the forthcoming gubernatorial primary election of the All Progressives Congress [APC] for Anambra State slated for the 26th of June 2021, wherein our client is the leading candidate to clinch his Party’s ticket, to stage this smear campaign against him.”

Uba demanded that the bank tender an unreserved apology in five national dailies, alongside N5billion damages for tainting his public image.

”Surely, the damage occasioned to our client by your calculated but ill-advised action is unquantifiable. However, our client will be relieved if a public apology, unreserved, is tendered by you and published in at least five national daily newspapers within a day of receipt of this letter and payment of N5b in damages,” he said.

Uba threatened to take the case to court if the bank refused to tender an apology with payment of N5b for damages to his name.

”If not, we have our client’s further instructions to seek redress against you in a court of law for the same. Kindly be advised.

”We hope that this bank will take benefit of the olive branch offered in this letter; the gamble, otherwise, is yours to suffer,” the letter read

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Police man detained for allegedly killing 18-year-old female admission seeker

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A police officer has allegedly killed an admission seeker, Monsurat Ojuade, in Lagos State.

The 18-year-old Ojuade was shot dead around the Ijeshatedo area of Lagos State around 11.35 pm on Friday.

Ojuade was said to have sat for the just-concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and scored 236.

The Lagos State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Adekunle Ajisebutu, in a statement, confirmed the death and arrest of the officer in question.

The statement read, “It has come to the knowledge of the Lagos State Police Command that one Monsurat Ojuade (female) aged 18, was hit by a stray bullet at about 0100hrs of 11th September, 2021 when a team of detectives from the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, went on investigation activities to effect arrest of a robbery suspect in Ijeshatedo area of the State.

“Concerted efforts were made to save the life of the injured victim. She was immediately taken to the hospital for urgent medical attention but later died on the way to the hospital.

“The Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, regrets this unfortunate but avoidable incident and sincerely commiserates with the bereaved family in whose pain he shares in this moment of grief.

“This is, therefore, to inform the bereaved family, sympathizers and the general public that the erring Police officer who pulled the trigger has been identified and is currently being detained.

“The Commissioner of Police has directed that the said police officer should be tried and charged to court immediately after being dismissed from the Force.

“This, it is believed, will serve as deterrent to others who do not act professionally in the course of their duties.

“This singular sad incident notwithstanding, the Lagos State Police Command shall continue to strive vigorously and conscientiously to protect the lives of property of the citizens in the State.”

 

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Bandits hit military base in Zamfara, kill 12 officers

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Bandits hit a Nigerian military base in Mutumji, Dansadau, Zamfara, on Saturday morning.

12 fatalities, comprising nine Nigerian Air Force officers, two police officers and one Nigerian Army soldier, have been recorded.
All slain personnel were evacuated to Yerima Bakura Specialist Hospital in Gusau and the three wounded have been receiving treatments at a brigade medical facility, officials said.

The attackers also seized weapons from the killed service members and set ablaze other equipment.

The number of security forces manning the base was not immediately clear. The base has served as a crucial point operation for logistics and reconnaissance efforts to rout out bandits operating between eastern flank of Zamfara and western Katsina.

 

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Woman has three babies for her two sons in Kwara

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Am immigrant, Adamu Sime, has been arrested by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Kwara State Command, for allegedly having sex with his biological mother.

Adamu’s younger brother, who is also said to be having sexual relationship with the same mother, is wanted too.

The command’s spokesman, Mr. Babawale Afolabi, confirmed said that Adamu had been having sexual intercourse with his mother for a long time, which resulted in three offspring.

“On September 9, the District Head of Mosne Had Community, Kaima, Malam Bandede, reported the forbidden act being committed by Sime and his mother Fati Sime, of the same community.

“Men from the Intelligence Unit, NSCDC in Kaima, swung into action and the outcome of the investigations established the fact that the mother (Fati) had birthed three children for her biological son,” he stated.

Afolabi said that further investigation revealed that the younger brother of the accused, who was also confirmed to be sleeping with the mother, was now at large.

He said that the mother and her two sons did not have the necessary papers to stay in Nigeria and had been handed over to the Nigeria Immigration Service for background checks and further action.

(NAN)

 

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