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Top 10 Stories of Thursday, October 12, 2017

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  1. POLICE ARREST 2 OF DAVIDO’S BOYS WHO DROPPED TAGBO UMEIKE AT THE HOSPITAL

Two of the young men who dropped late Tagbo Umeike at the hospital on October 2, have been arrested by the Lagos State police command, sources confirm.

The men, who were with Tagbo the night they were all partying to celebrate Tagbo’s birthday, were arrested after Davido brought them himself to see the commissioner of Police in Ikeja who then ordered their arrest following preliminary investigation.

The boys are currently being held at Police Lion Building in Lagos Island.

 

  1. EFCC TRACES N2.1 BN TO PATIENCE JONATHAN’S DEAD MOTHER’S ACCOUNT

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has allegedly traced the sum of N2.114 bn to the bank account of a company owned by the wife of former President, Patience Jonathan and her late mother, Mama Charity Oba, Magel Resort Limited.

The agency also alleged that Patience Jonathan perpetrated fraud using some nongovernmental organisations, NGOs.

In its interim report, the anti-graft agency claimed that at least N17bn, including funds from some government agencies, were paid into the accounts of the former First Lady’s NGOs.

Disclosing that a total inflow of N2.4bn was allegedly recorded in the account between 2009 and 2015, the commission alleged that some of the NGOs had the names of former First Lady’s domestic servants as directors.

 

  1. BUHARI CONGRATULATES IJESHA MONARCH AT 80

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday congratulated the Owa – Obokun of Ijesa -land, Oba Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaran 11, on his 80th birthday.

According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, “The President extols the maturity and wisdom of the royal father in administering his domain, consistently ensuring peace and development and promoting a strong appetite for education and commerce among his people.

“ The President prays that the almighty God will grant the Owa – Obokun of Ijesa- land good health and long life to continue serving his people and the country. ”

 

  1. AUTOPSY SHOWS TAGBO UMEIKE DIED FROM SUFFOCATION, DAVIDO RE-INVITED BY POLICE

The police in Lagos have said that Tagbo Umeike, the late friend of artist Davido died from suffocation.

Acting Police Commissioner Imohimi Edgal stated this at a briefing on Wednesday afternoon, where he announced that Davido has been reinvited for questioning.

According to Edgal, the autopsy report revealed that Tagbo died of suffocation, adding that he was abandoned in his car at the hospital by Davido’s driver and two of his friends.

Edgal said Davido has been reinvited for questioning because he lied in the first instance.

 

  1. NIGERIAN POLICE INTERROGATE DAVIDO OVER TAGBO’S DEATH

The Lagos State Police Command on Wednesday quizzed hip-hop artist, David Adekeke alias Davido over the death of one Tagbo.

He was invited on Wednesday by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Ikoyi Division, Lagos, where he was questioned by senior officer.

It was gathered that the new invitation by the police has to do with fresh revelations.

According to reports, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, confirmed the latest development.

The deceased was dumped in a car in front of Lagos Island General Hospital.

 

  1. GOD KNOWS MY HANDS ARE CLEAN – DAVIDO

Nigerian pop star, David Adeleke, known as Davido, has reacted to the news circulating online that he was involved in the death of his friend Tagbo Umeike.

With accusations, counter-accusations and alleged autopsy result, Davido has stood his ground that he is innocent of all malicious publications against him.

He wrote, “Lies everywhere due to respect for Tagbo and his family, I haven’t spoken about this issue since.

“Soon a statement and footage will be released, enough is enough.

“God bless you guys!!! Everyone be safe.

“My heart is pure and the world knows, please God keep my heart the same.

“Please don’t give me a change of heart Lord, I shall remain a giving being.”

 

  1. FG MOVES TO BAN PUBLIC DOCTORS FROM ENGAGING IN PRIVATE PRACTICE

The Federal Government has started the process that will lead to stopping doctors in public service from engaging in private practice.

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, who briefed State House Correspondents alongside his Labour and Productivity counterpart, Chris Ngige, said this was the decision reached at the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.

 

  1. TEST RESULTS OF SUSPECTED MONKEYPOX INFECTIONS TO BE OUT ON FRIDAY

Report of the test carried out on suspected cases of Monkeypox disease outbreak in Nigeria will be out on Friday.

The Director, African Centre of Excellence for Genomic of infectious Diseases, Professor Christian Happi made the disclosure while speaking on the efforts of the federal government on the outbreak.

He said the Centre is analysing samples from Ekiti, Lagos and Bayelsa states and will provide the primary report, while the report expected from Dakar in Senegal would be secondary.

Seven states of the federation have reported suspected cases of Monkeypox disease.

 

  1. HIGH COURT ORDERS PERMANENT FORFEITURE OF 56 HOUSES LINKED TO DIEZANI

The Federal High Court in Lagos has ruled that the 56 houses linked to former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke be permanently forfeited to the Federal Government. Justice Abdulaziz Anka gave the permanent forfeiture order on Wednesday.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission claim that the former minister paid $21,982,224 for the properties.

The commission said it believed that the funds with which the houses were purchased were proceeds of crime.

The houses, in Lagos and Port Harcourt, were said to have been acquired by the Diezani between 2011 and 2013 using front companies.

 

  1. RIVERS POLICE DECLARE EIGHT PERSONS WANTED OVER MGBUOSIMINI KILLINGS

The police have declared 8 persons wanted in connection with Monday’s killing of 15 persons in Mgbuosimini community of Rivers State.

Spokesman of the State police Command, Nnamdi Omoni said the suspects are members of a cult group, alleged to have carried out the attack.

More than 48 hours after the gruesome murder of the 15 victims, no arrest has been made, but the police is appealing to members of the public, to assist it with information on the whereabouts of the 8 suspects.

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