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Police Arraign PDP Leaders For Perjury, Conspiracy Against Abacha



The Criminal Investigation Department of the Nigeria Police AIG Zone One Kano, has charged the Fagge Local Government Chairman and Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party PDP, Muhammad Auwal and Umar Alhassan to court, for alleged Perjury and Conspiracy against Muhammad Sani Abacha on his party membership.

The Police in a First Information Report, (FIR), forwarded before a Kano Federal High Court while arraigning the two local government party leaders says, in a letter of Criminal complaints submitted to the Inspector General of Police in Abuja which was subsequently forwarded to zone one Kano for investigation and written by one RO Atabo SAN of RO Atabo & Co Liberty Chambers on behalf of his Client Muhammad Sani Abacha, that the two said persons were found after investigation to have allegedly committed perjury and Criminal Conspiracy.

According to the FIR, following an investigation, they discovered that about six months ago, prior to the conduct of the PDP gubernatorial primary elections in Kano, Muhammad Abacha was issued with a PDP membership card of his ward at Fagge ‘B’ in Fagge Local Government area of Kano State by the Ward Chairman Muhammad Auwal and Secretary Umar Alhassan and was signed by both of them.

According to the Police FIR, the issuance of the membership card validated Muhammad Abacha’s membership of the party in Fagge ‘B’ of Kano state’s Fagge Local Government Area.

“However, after Muhammad Abacha won the State gubernatorial primary elections, you conspired and lied under oath before a Federal High Court, stating that Muhammad Abacha was never issued with a PDP membership Card of Fagge ward and is not a PDP member, a fact you knew and have reasons to believe is false and capable of inciting public disturbances in the state.”

“You are hereby arraigned for the above-mentioned offenses, which are in violation of Sections 97, 158, and 114 of the Penal Code Law,” the police continued

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Squid Game Actor O Yeong-su Charged With Sexual Misconduct



Squid Game actor O Yeong-su has been charged with sexual misconduct, South Korean judicial officials say.

Fidel Info reports that The 78-year-old is accused of touching a woman inappropriately in 2017, officials said.

Mr O has denied the allegation according to local media.

He became the first South Korean actor to win a Golden Globe award for best supporting actor in a series after his performance in the chart-topping Netflix thriller earlier this year.

The alleged victim first filed a complaint with the police against Mr O in December last year, according to Yonhap news agency. But the case was closed in April without a charge being brought against Mr O.

The prosecution has now reopened the investigation “at the request of the victim.”

Mr O has now been charged without detention, it adds.

Following the charge, Seoul’s culture ministry decided to stop broadcasting a government commercial featuring Mr O, according to local reports cited by AFP news agency.

Squid Game – Netflix’s most popular series of all time – is a thriller series which tells the story of debt-ridden people competing for a huge cash prize in a deadly series of children’s games.

Mr O plays the oldest participant in the survival competition.

Source: BBC

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Insecurity: Bandits Impose Levies On Communities In Zamfara



A ‘compensation levy’ of varying amounts has reportedly been imposed on some communities in Zurmi LGA of Zamfara State.

Fidel Info reports that a resident of Moriki, in one of the communities in the local council, Aliyu Buhari, said the bandits had, through released captives, demanded that they be paid the levy before residents will be allowed access to their farmlands.

Buhari said some communities have paid and agreed on a reconciliation deal with the bandits, adding that residents of Moriki are currently working on raising the levy.

“People living in Moriki ward were asked to pay the sum of N20 million to be able to enjoy some level of peace,” he said.

Recently, two people were kidnapped from Dauran community in the council and a ransom was paid for their release, while in Kanwa, over 40 people, who are mostly women, were abducted during a house-to-house search by the terrorists.

The bandits are yet to demand any ransom for the release of the abducted persons.

The bandits had earlier imposed a compensation levy of N20 million on Kanwa community. The levy is to serve as a peace deal between the terrorists and the community.

Despite paying the levy, the residents are currently living in tension, as they believe that the recent mass abduction may lead to another levy.

“Currently, people of Moriki community are processing how to contribute the compensation fee. The fee is to enable them to access their farmlands and live peacefully without any fear of attack,” Buhari continued.

Many communities have already paid the compensation fee. Most of them yielded during the rainy season when farmers needed to work on their farmlands.

“In Moriki, during the rainy season, people were allowed to farm, but they started to threaten our peace when it was time to harvest our farm produce.

“Each household in Moriki has been asked to contribute N6,500 to make up the N20 million levy.”

“I understand that the deadline for the payment was last week Saturday, but the community is still working towards sourcing the money.”

“Some communities that have been asked to pay compensation levy include Gidan Shaho, Kadamutsa, and Dada.”

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Terrorists Abduct Zamfara District Head



Terrorists have abducted the district head of Kwangami village, Muhammad Galadima, and six others in the Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

Fidel Info reports that an indigene, Dahiru Amadu, said that the victims were abducted by heavily armed terrorists on Monday.

Amadu said there was pandemonium in the village as residents tried to escape the  attack, adding that several people were injured.

 He stated that the district head and the six other persons were picked up in their houses and taken to the bandits’ camp.

“We are currently living in fear because the bandits are always around us abducting our people and asking for ransom.

 “Just recently, they abducted 10 of our people on their farmlands who are still in captivity because we cannot pay the ransom,” he added.

The six residents of Kazauda village, Gusau LGA who were abducted a few days ago, have been released by the bandits following the payment of N4m ransom.

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