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Lawyer Confirms Igboho, Wife’s Arrest In Cotonou…’its shocking, unlawful’

There is more to the story making the rounds concerning Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Igboho as his lawyer, Chief Yomi Aliyu (SAN) has confirmed his arrest by the INTERPOL from the Republic of Benin with his wife, Ropo.

In a statement by his lawyer, received by papermacheonline, he described the arrest as unlawful and shocking.

See the statement…

‘It is a shocking news that Nigerian Government has gotten Chief Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a Sunday Igboho Oosa arrested by INTERPOL in Republic of Benin notwithstanding the political nature of his offene and what the DSS earlier said that they refrained from arresting him so as not to overheat the polity of Southwestern Nigeria.
It is advisable for the INTERPOL and Benin Republic to be aware of the savagery acts committed in our clients house in the wee hours of 1st July, 202;  between 1.00am and 3.00am; shooting their way through and killing 2 people in the process and maliciously damaging his properties in the course of that illegal invasion.
Though the invading DSS officers did not state any reason for their invasion to our client  before or during invasion they later paraded 13 people and ammunitions which our client denied to be his as he is a peaceful campaigner for self-determination and it is on good record that the guns and ammunitions displayed were the same displayed in 2013 in another instance. This could be seen on 2013 Facebook though DSS has dismissed this on their website. But what they cannot deny is that when they were leaving our clients house they left with two corpses and people arrested and nothing more except2 guns belonging to the police escorts of Mr Adisa Saheed Olalekan.
One of the people they killed was one Mr Saheed Adisa Olalekan of Oladams Motors, Osogbo, who came to Sunday Igboho’s house to discuss auto business. He came with 2 police escorts. Though the policemen were not among the people paraded to the public their guns were among those displayed.
The Extradition Treaty of 1984 between Togo. Nigeria,Ghana and Republic of Benin excluded political fugitives. It also states that where the fugitive will not get justice because of discrimination and/or undue delay in prosecution the host country should not release the fugitive.
Now, Article 20 of African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights to which the four countries are signatories made agitation for self-determination a fundamental right to be protected by all countries. This made Chief Sunday Adeyemo a POLITICAL OFFENDER who cannot be deported and/or extradited by the good people of the Republic of Benin for any reason.
Secondly, that he cannot get Justice or even be killed is apparent in how those arrested in his house were detained for more than 21days now without access to their lawyers. Even the wife among them could not change her undies for 21days! Which inhuman treatment can be more this?
Again another wife of our client Mrs Ropo Adeyemo, a German Citizen, has been arrested together with her husband in Cotonou. What offence has she committed to warrant this?
We urge the good government of the Republic of Benin and international community, especially Germany, to rise up and curb the impunity of the Nigerian Government by refusing any application for extradition of our Client who already has application before ICC duly acknowledged’.
Sgd: Chief Yomi Alliyu SAN, FCIArb, mpic
Igboho was said to have been arrested on Monday evening while attempting to travel out with his wife to Germany through Cotonou.

‘Seyi Makinde Is Committed to ensuring the conduct of credible Local Govt Election’  – Oyo OYSIEC Boss

The Chairman of the Oyo State Independent Electoral commission, Aare Isiaka Abiola Olagunju has emphatically stated that he is of the belief that the state’s Governor Seyi Makinde will not wish to manipulate the fast-approaching local government elections in the state.
He submitted that the governor has never hidden his determination to ensure that the polls are conducted freely and fairly.
Aare Olagunju, who just got named as one of those to be sworn in on December 14, 2020 as Senior Advocates of Nigeria revealed all these while featuring on a weekly radio show, ‘Parrot Xtra Hour on Radio’ anchored by Olayinka Agboola and broadcast live on the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State’s Oluyole 98.5 FM Ibadan, the state’s capital on Tuesday evening.
Olagunju also said that the Seyi Makinde-led government is committed to ensuring the conduct of credible local government election in the state while affirming that a level playing ground will be made available to all candidates irrespective of party affiliations.
“Those doubting His Excellency’s sincerity will be shocked because old things have passed away. I don’t believe he will do like others. Engineer Seyi Makinde is a sincere man who is dead serious to change the status quo. He said he will make sure the election is free. I believe him. I will never preside over a one-side election. Why will I want my name to be dragged in the mud? I have absolute faith in God that He will be with us as we carry out our assignment.
Olagunju also revealed how he got to become the chairman of OYSIEC saying “I am not His Excellency’s friend. Yes, we attended the University of Lagos together but we never met. He just summoned me one day and I went to meet him only to be told that I should become the chairman of OYSIEC. I am a complete bar man, a committed member of the Nigerian Bar Association. In fact, I have served the bar in different capacities. I recently left office as the Secretary General of NBA. So, you will understand where I am coming from.”
Olagunju then went ahead to assure residents of the state of the impartial nature of OYSIEC under him while emphasizing that all votes of the electorate will count during the conduct of the elections.
He said “We are going to be transparent in the electoral processes and all votes of the people must count, we are not going to allow politicians to induce us with baits as we are determined to conduct a credible election. God will uphold us.”
He, however, charged all politicians to allow internal democracy to prevail in their various political parties adding that this is actually where democracy comes to play. He reaffirmed that democracy is very important at the grassroots level as it will hasten even development in the state.
The yet-to-be-sworn-in SAN also took time to talk about dispensation of justice in Nigeria.
According to him “the challenges facing the judiciary in the country is known to us all. All I can say here is that I will wish to call for a concerted effort from the stakeholders to rise up to the challenges. The government, the counsels and the bench must all be involved in the search for solutions”.

Thrills As Prudential Zenith Life Donates $100,000 To Slum2School In Fight Against Covid 19 In Nigeria

Prudential Zenith Life Insurance has donated the sum of One Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (US$100,000) to Slum2School Africa to help combat the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on education in disadvantaged communities in Nigeria. The donation was made through a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Fund from the Prudence Foundation, the community investment arm of Prudential Plc in Asia and Africa.

Slum2School Africa is a leading volunteer-driven developmental organisation, transforming society by empowering underprivileged children in slums and remote communities with quality education, entrepreneurial skills and psychosocial support to enable them to realise their full potential and become social reformers.

Speaking during the presentation of the cheque, the Managing Director/CEO, Prudential Zenith Life Insurance Limited, Mr. Chuks Igumbor said that: “Our contribution to Slum2School’s activities demonstrates our corporate social responsibility action plan which is targeted towards communities most in need of the support we provide.” He noted further that “the Coronavirus pandemic has impacted all aspects of our lives including the education sector, with a steep widening of education inequality as children and youths from underprivileged communities are unable to access the learning materials that students from affluent backgrounds are able to access. The strategic partnership between Prudential Zenith Life and Slum2School, therefore, aims to bridge this gap and engage learners from Nursery to Senior Secondary School across twenty slums and communities in Lagos State.”

The $100,000 donation will be used to procure 300 tablets with internet connections, 34 laptops for Slum2School facilitators, 34 whiteboards, markers and board eraser sets, state-of-the-art learning studio for 50-90 pupils per session, stationery for students, as well as learning programs and software. In addition to the cash donation, relief foodstuff was also provided to less privileged families within the identified communities to assist in these trying times.

Prudential Zenith Life Insurance Limited is part of Prudential Plc, one of the oldest and most strongly capitalised life insurance companies in the world. It provides a range of insurance and investment-linked savings products designed to suit corporate and individual customers’ budgets.Prudential Zenith Life seeks to remove uncertainty from life’s big events, providing customers with the freedom to confront the future with greater confidence. It is equally committed to meeting the long-term savings and protection needs of families and businesses in Nigeria. Whether someone is starting a family, saving for a child’s education or planning for old age, Prudential Zenith Life provides customers with financial peace of mind.

Nowhere To Run! Babangida’s Lackey, Francis Ogboro ‘appears’ In Magu’s Confession

In an unfolding episode concerning the epic anti corruption case against the acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, top polo buff and one of the closest aides of former military President, General Ibrahim Babangida, Francis Ogboro’s name is said to have appeared in some allegations.

A source hinted papermacheonline that Ogboro is Magu’s ‘man-Friday’ that breaks the deal between the embattled EFCC boss and culprits under investigations.

Ogboro who was a former Captain of the Nigerian Polo Federation played his role perfectly as he  brokers peace and represents Magu.

Investigators were said to have linked a number saved with ‘peace maker’ on Magu’s phone to Ogboro.

The various meetings were said to have held in his Victoria Island, Lagos office.

He is also the one assumed to be in the position of selling off properties seized by the commission.

Ogboro was said to have made a fortune within the years he acted the role for the EFCC boss.

In Abuja and Lagos, businessmen and government officials under investigations usually run to Ogboro for protection in exchange of gift and cash and no one pays attention to him judging from his simplicity and private life.

Francis, who is said to be from the East grew up in Kaduna, and it was there he met the Northern elites and former President Babangida.

He was known as one of the many ‘IBB Boys’ during the days of President Ibrahim Babangida in office.

The source revealed the investigators are bringing under their radar the likes of Ogboro, Kwarbai, Ghali, Ewela and one Bashir who were said to be cronies of the fallen EFCC acting Chairman.

Battle Royale! Lekki Residents Fight Chairman, Kayode Otitoju Over Financial Misconduct

‘…things fall apart, the centre cannot hold’  famous writer, Chinua Achebe must have seen beyond the years when he wrote this passage many years ago. The writer’s thought depicts the present situation in highbrow, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos where the residents are presently at war over some matters.

The man at the centre of the fight is the Chairman , Lekki Resident Association (LERA) ,  Sir Kayode Otitoju who was alleged of gross misconduct, high handedness and corruption.

The members of the association alleged Otitoju of closing down the Pavilion which stands as the office of the Association, impounding two Hilux cars meant for the security of the estate and sleeping with staff employed by the association.

Enraged members, Kenny Awe, Paul Kogolo and Wole Akala were at the forefront of the confrontation, reeling out allegations of mismanagement against the chairman who they accused to have contributed to the invasion of the estate by miscreants at the wake of the covid-19 pandemic.

The LERA chairman, Otitoju in his defence also alleged the trio of forming a parallel association against the interest of the residents.

The whatsapp group created for the interaction of the members of LERA could be likened to a war front as members engaged in free verbal war where weighty allegations were made.

A source within the estate members stated her disappointment, saying she couldn’t believe her eyes when she started reading messages and insults from people she thought were respectable in the society.

The war did not end on social media, the Chairman, LERA, Otitoju is seeking redress from a law court over the activities of those he labelled the ‘other camp’, while they have also briefed their lawyer who wrote Otitoju with an order to apologise to his client for libel and slander in a statement he was quoted to have called them cultists and scammers.



Residents Fear Drone Invasion In Ibadan

Lately residents of Elebu, New Garage and Oluyole axis of Ibadan are complaining of drone invasion, unfortunately they cannot tag the invasion on anyone but there were serious concern to unravel the mystery behind the acts believed to be the new modus operandi of security agents to tackle crime.

The Elebu/Akala express area is allegedly called the headquarter of crime, where most internet scammers and fraudsters reside.

The area is not new to raids by SARS and EFCC operatives who usually come to arrest suspects.

Incidentally, Elebu is also an area where many professionals like doctors, lawyers, bankers live. A popular newspaper editor in Ibadan has his magnificent house located at Elebu. Actor, Femi Adebayo is also a resident hereby giving the raid different interpretations and meaning.

A lawyer, also a resident of Elebu revealed to papermacheonline that there are moves to get to the root of the invasion.

He said the alleged invasion could be termed  an espionage on innocent citizens.

Femi Bankole, another resident criticised the activities of internet scammers and fraudsters living in the area. The businessman claimed they were the reason behind the unlawful operations as he admitted to have heard more than 5 people corroborating the suspicious drone invasion.

He said the activity of scammers who are mostly house owners in the axis could be the reason behind the monitoring and he felt the operatives could have rely on useful information to track offenders other than deploying drones to monitor the houses of innocent people.

A Merry & Mobile Season with the New Ecobank Mobile App

Christmas is typically a fun-filled season for everyone; for parents it’s a time to spend time with their children, for friends it’s a time to enjoy the company of one another and for kids it’s a time to see Santa Claus. For everyone, it’s generally a time of merriment. Regardless of which category you belong, one thing is clear – Christmas is the busiest time of the year; with holidays, travel, shopping, and festivities.
With so many activities to engage in during this season, the last thing you want to worry about is how to carry out your transactions, seamlessly and effortlessly. To help you get around this season the merry and mobile way, we have made exciting new updates to our mobile banking app, Ecobank Mobile. It offers a brand-new, better, faster experience. The Ecobank Mobile version 4.0 is already available for download at Apple and Android app stores. If you’re wondering why you need to download this new version, here are some cool reasons why:
Less clicks more bliss; you now get your registration and log in done faster coupled with more exciting, intuitive and interactive interface.
No need for account numbers. Send money to anyone via email or SMS. Simply select the recipient from your Contacts and send money to their email or phone number. They will be able to get the money even if they don’t have an Ecobank account.
Need some raise to get through this season? Request money from friends and loved ones via the app.
Create virtual cards for safe shopping. Enjoy the convenience of a virtual card without worrying about it being linked to your account. No strings attached! Create as many virtual cards as possible and gift them this season.
Split the bill fuss-free. Going out with buddies this season? We make it easy. Share the expenses as you desire, your friends will get notifications on what they need to refund you. It’s a smart way to get your money back without hounding.
Personalised experience- this app knows you, recognises your face and fingerprints. The new version comes with biometrics and Face ID to ensure super safe login.
Pay like a Boss with EcobankPay: Don’t let long queues disrupt your rhythm this holiday. Pay the fast and stress-free way with EcobankPay on Ecobank Mobile. Simply scan the QR code or dial *326*6*Amount*Terminal ID# to pay.  Cash and POS are not the only way, save yourself POS charges; make the switch to EcobankPay. When next you are at the store and need to pay, ask the merchant for EcobankPay.