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Court Appoints TB Joshua’s Wife SCOAN’s Trustee

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Court Appoints TB Joshua’s Wife SCOAN’s Trustee-Crystal News

The Federal High Court has appointed the wife of the late Prophet Temitope Joshua, Evelyn Joshua, as a trustee of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN).

This was issued in a statement by the church on Friday.

Justice Tijjani Ringim of the Federal High Court gave the judgment on Thursday.

The appointment was said to be in line with the church’s constitution which prescribed a minimum of three trustees for the church.

The statement reads partly, “This was contained in a petition brought by concerned and committed members of the church, represented by Mr. Kola Kareem and Mrs. Moji Oguntoyinbo,  against the Incorporated Trustees of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, the Corporate Affairs Commission,  and Mrs. Evelyn Onyisi Joshua in a Suit No: FHC/L/CP/1109/2021.

“The petitioners were represented by Emeka Ekweozor, Chris Eme and E. G. Onyejekwulum.

“Ossazu Owie represented first and second respondents, while O. N. Chukwu appeared for the CAC.

“The respondents through their counsel told the court they were not opposed to the petition made under Section 839(6)(B) of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020 (as Amended).”

The statement added that the church “has been in a limbo since the passing of the man of God, Senior Prophet TB Joshua over the leadership succession in the church.”

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Suspected Drug Addict Beats Father To Death

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A 21-year-old suspected drug addict, identified as Muhammed Yusuf, has allegedly committed patricide by beating his septuagenarian father, Alhaji Ibrahim Yusuf, to death.

The suspect was said to have been alone with the father when he allegedly committed the crime at St. Mary Primary School area of Lokoja on Wednesday night.

According to one of the neighbors, Miss Bello Nana, the boy had been misbehaving since Wednesday morning and she urged the father to report him to the police and get him arrested to avoid problems.

She said that the suspect, a Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSSC) holder who had vehemently refused to further his education despite efforts by the father, had taken to drugs.

Nana said on the fateful day, she went to work around 4 pm to close by 12 midnight but closed at 10 pm and decided to go home but “When I came home, I knocked the gate and nobody opened it.”

She said that when she opened the gate herself and let herself into the house with her spare key and asked of Baba, the suspect said the septuagenarian was not around.

Knowing that the old man does not go out anything after 6 pm and that Baba would always lock his door, she asked the young man where Baba had gone.

“He answered from Baba’s room and knowing that Baba don’t normally allow him to enter his room, I became suspicious of what he was doing there and I immediately called my fiance.

“We called Baba’s phone number but it was switched off”, she said, adding that this made them to go to the police to lodge a complaint and came back to the house with policemen.

“When we entered the room Baba was lying in a pool of blood still breathing, that was how we rushed him to the hospital. This morning, we heard the news that Baba is dead,” Nana narrated.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Williams Aya (DSP), said the suspect had been arrested.

“We got information yesterday around 9 p.m. that the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of ‘A’ Division Police Station, Lokoja received a distress call that Muhammad Yusuf, 21-year-old of behind St. Mary Primary School, Lokoja, attacked and injured his father.

“The police moved to the scene where they met the victim Yusuf Ibrahim in a pool of his blood with serious injury on his head.

“He was rushed to the Specialist Hospital, Lokoja, for treatment and the suspect was arrested.

“But today, around 9:30 am, one of the victim’s sons came to the station and reported that their father had died while receiving treatment.

“So, the Police went there, took photographs and deposited the body at the mortuary for autopsy”, he said, adding that investigation into the matter has commenced.

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Usifo Ataga: Chidinma To Face Murder Trial Before High Court

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A Yaba Chief Magistrates’Court in Lagos on Monday ordered that Chidinma Ojukwu be charged with the murder of the Chief Executive Officer of Super Television, Usifo Ataga at the State High Court.

The court also ordered that one Adedapo Quadri should also face trial for Ataga’s murder while  Chidinma’s sister, Chioma Egbuchu, found in possession of Ataga’s iPhone 7, should face trial for possessing stolen items.

The Chief Magistrate, Adeola Adedayo, gave the order following legal advice from the state Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

The advice is to the effect that there is a prima facie case of conspiracy to murder, murder, conspiracy to commit forgery, making of documents without authority and stealing, against Chidinma.

In the advice dated August. 20, the DPP recommended that Chidinma’s sister, Chioma Egbuchu, who was found in possession of Ataga’s phone and had refused to release it, should be tried at the high court for being in possession of a suspected stolen item.

The DPP  said: “After careful consideration of facts available in the case file, this office is of the view that a prima facie case of conspiracy to murder, murder, forgery, making of documents without authority and stealing, contrary to Sections 222, 233, 363, 379 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos, 2015, has been established against Chidinma and two others.

” Facts available also established against Chidinma, the offense of having possession of things reasonably suspected to have been stolen, contrary to Section 329, of the Criminal Law of Lagos 2015.”

The magistrate, however,  discharged Chidinma’s father, Onoh Ojukwu as well as one Babalola Disu, one Abayomi Olutayo, and one Ifeoluwa Olowu, based on the DPP’s advice.

Recall the Nigeria police had on August. 9, prayed the court to remand the suspects to enable the police to carry out further investigations into the case.

The court had granted the request and ordered that Chidinma and Adedapo Quadri should be remanded for 30 days.

The police had also docked Chidinma’s father, Onoh Ojukwu, and four others for obstruction of justice.

Ojukwu, 57, and Babalola Disu, 42, were charged with obstructing the police from performing their duties and failing to report a crime to the police.

The others – Chioma Egbochi, 28; Abayomi Olutayo, 23, and Ifeoluwa Olowu, 23 – were accused of dishonestly receiving stolen items.

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Shiite Leader El-Zakzaky And Wife Regain Freedom Finally

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A Kaduna State High Court has ordered the release of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenah Ibrahim.

Crystal News reports that the couple had been in jail for six years. This follows a bloody clash between his followers and soldiers in Zaria, Kaduna State.

Zakzaky and his wife had been standing trial in the court for a few years on an eight-count charge of alleged culpable homicide, disruption of the public peace, and unlawful assembly among others leveled against them by the Kaduna State Government.

The hearing resumed on Wednesday and the couple were been brought to court by officials of the Nigerian Correctional Service amidst tight security.

His no-case submission was upheld by Justice Gideon who stated that the prosecution failed to establish a prima facie case against the defendants.

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