Tinubu’s Ex-CSO Appointed acting Lagos Police Commissioner

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Imohimi Edgal, has been redeployed while Kayode Egbetokun, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, was appointed to replace him in an acting capacity.

Mr Edgal, who was appointed Commissioner of Police for Lagos State on August 30, 2017, has been redeployed to Bomb Unit, Police headquarters, Abuja.

Kayode Egbetokun

Born on September 4, 1964, in Erinja, Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State, Mr Egbetokun enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force on March 3, 1990, as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police.

In 1999, he was appointed Chief Security Officer to Governor of Lagos State, Senator Bola Tinubu.

He had also served in various capacities as Commander, Lagos Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Squadron Commander, Mopol 5, Benin City, Officer-in-Charge, Anti-Fraud Unit, FCT Command, Abuja, among
other positions.

A 1987 graduate of Mathematics from University of Lagos (UNILAG), Egbetokun lectured Mathematics briefly at Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, before his enlistment into the police.

His also holds MSc Engineering Analysis from UNILAG, Postgraduate Diploma in Petroleum Economics from Delta State University, Abraka, and MBA from Lagos State University, Ojo.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Egbetokun was until his new appointment as Lagos CP the Deputy Commandant, Nigeria Police College, Ikeja Lagos. (NAN)

Onnoghen Assets Declaration: FG slams 6-count criminal charge against CJN asks to Vacate Office.

In an unprecedented move, the Federal Government, has slammed a six-count criminal charge against the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, over his alleged refusal to declare his assets.

Aside allegation that he failed to disclose his assets as prescribed by law, FG, in the charge that was filed by the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, equally accused the CJN of operating foreign back accounts.

Justice Walter Onnoghen

The prosecuting agency alleged that contrary to relevant laws regulating conduct of public office holders, the CJN, maintained a domiciliary foreign currencies account that comprised of Dollars Account, Pound Sterling Account and Euro Account. Already, FG has concluded plans to dock the CJN before the Justice Danladi Umar’s led Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, in Abuja, on Monday, even as it has prepared a motion for the tribunal to compel him to vacate his office to concentrate on clearing himself of the criminal allegations against him.

The application dated January 11, was signed by two senior lawyers at the CCB, Musa Ibrahim Usman and Fatima Danjuma Ali. The motion, if granted, will see the replacement of Justice Onnoghen who is the first Southerner to attain the position of the CJN in over 30 years, with the next most senior jurist on the apex court bench, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed, who is from the Northern extraction.

Though it is not readily clear if FG’s move against the CJN is part of intrigues precipitating the 2019 general elections, however, Justice Onnoghen had on Tuesday last week, declared the readiness of the judiciary under his leadership, to dispassionately resolve disputes that will arise from the impending elections.

Justice Onnoghen, whose appointment suffered unprecedented delay by President Muhammadu Buhari over undisclosed issues, may be the first CJN in the annals of Nigeria to be arraigned for criminal charges by the government. Meantime, whereas section 291(1) of the 1999 constitution, as amended, provided that a judicial officer appointed to the Supreme Court or Court of Appeal, may retire when he attains the age of 65 years and shall cease to hold office when he attend the age of 70 years.

According to section 292 (1), “A judicial officer shall not be removed from his office or appointment before his age of retirement except in the following circumstances: (a) In the case of (1) Chief Justice of Nigeria, President of the Court of Appeal, Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, President of the National Industrial Court, Chief Judge of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Grand Kadi of the Sharia Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and President Customary Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, by the President acting on an address supported by two-thirds majority of the Senate. (b) “In any case, other than those to which paragraph (a) of this subsection applies, by the President or, as the case may be, the Governor acting on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council that the judicial officer be so removed for his inability to discharge Te functions of his office or appointment (whether arising from infirmity of mind or of body) or for misconduct or contravention of the Code of Conduct”.

“Our First Priority is Keeping America Safe and Secure”-APC Caught in a Manifesto plagiarised on its website

The Nigerian ruling party APC has been caught in a plagiarize scandal inside their next level manifesto.

Checking the APC official website of the ruling party, among the manifesto list under the power supply written boldly “Our first priority is keeping America safe and secure”.

Some of the opposition from the PDP on twitter notice this grave mistake and they are capitalizing on it.

Read some of the response below:

Spokesperson of the APC, @Toluogunlesi denied the website (https://apc.com.ng)as the official website of the APC but checking the website that was provided www.officialapcng.com was not possible as the site remains inactive.

Saraki -“Hold IGP Responsible If Anything Untoward Happens To My Family”

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, should be held responsible if anything unfortunate happens to him and his family.

The lawmaker made the allegation in a series of tweets on Friday, shortly after addressing reporters in Abuja.

Bukola Saraki in Nassarawa for the Presidential Campaign of the PDP candidate Atiku Abubakar

“The whole world should hold the IGP responsible if anything untoward happens to members of my family and myself,” he alleged.

Senator Saraki also accused the IGP of making attempts to implicate him in some criminal charges.

According to him, the first was the arrest of some cultists whom he alleged General of to be compelled to claim that they work for him.

The Senate President highlighted the robbery incident in Offa, Kwara State in which he claimed that the investigation was politicised to implicate him.

“In the process of forcing suspects to implicate me, the principal suspect died in their custody. He has also not succeeded with that plot,” he alleged.

“Now, that the campaigns season is fully underway, which requires my going round, I want the world to hold the IGP personally responsible if anything happens to me.”

Senator Saraki alleged further that the police boss does not believe that his job was to protect the lives and properties of all Nigerians, irrespective of political, religious and cultural beliefs.

He described a situation where political thugs attack supporters of opposition parties with the purported protection of security operatives as one that does not present the country well in the comity of nations.

The lawmaker raised an alarm of a purported attack on his family quarters in Ilorin by suspected thugs who he said vandalised property and inflicted machete wounds on three people.

“The decision to attack people and properties in my family ancestral compound is a direct affront and attack on my person,” Saraki said.

He added, “Our people have filed reports of the incidents in relevant police stations in Ilorin but we have doubts that anything tangible and constructive will come out of these reports.”

The senator further informed Nigerians that the police had commenced the transfer of Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) out of Kwara State on Thursday.

While the police are free to take decisions on the deployment of their personnel, Senator Saraki describes the postings in Kwara as “strange and more than a mere coincidence”.

“It should also be noted that IGP has posted three different Commissioners of Police to Kwara State in the last six months.

In fact, the previous and current Commissioner of Police in the state got strict instructions from the IGP not to relate or engage with the Senate President,” he alleged.

Saraki insisted that the usual practice has been that the Commissioner of Police personally ensures the security of the Senate President whenever he visits his home state.

He said that was the practice during the period of his predecessor as well as his first year in office.

In a swift reaction, the police condemned the allegations by the Senate President.

They asked Nigerians to disregard the claims, saying they were incorrect, misleading and false.