Court Halts Judgement On Murder Case In Ekiti

Gani Salau

 Ekiti state High Court under Justice A L Ogunmoye of court 4 on Monday, February 17th, halted judgement on the alleged murder and attempted murder case preferred against six accused defendants by the state till further notice.

  Barrister Olukemi Daniel Ojo from the state Ministry of Justice appeared for the state preferred against Oniyelu Olu, Folorunso Oluwatoba, Peter Ajayi, Dolami Olaide, John Ojo and Lateef Arowolo on the three counts charge bothering on conspiracy, murder and attempted murder of one Sola Adeniyi on the 7th of February, 2017 at Ilupeju Ekiti.

Also, attempt to murder Ojo Olaoluwa on the 7th of February, 2017 at Ilupeju Ekiti and thirdly, conspiracy to murder Sola Adeniyi on the 7th of February, 2017 at Ilupeju Ekiti cap c16, laws of Ekiti state 2012 contrary to section 516 of the criminal code and law of Ekiti state 2012.

 Also, contrary to section 320 of the criminal code law cap 16, laws of Ekiti state and the third count charge is contrary to se…

Ekiti LG Poll: Group Commends SIEC, Condemns Killing

Ado-Ekiti The State Independent Electoral Commission, (SEIC) has been commended for the peaceful local government election held on December 7. An election which took place in 16 Local Government areas and in 177 wards of the State.

In a statement by the Nigerian Human Rights Community, (NHRC), a coalition of 135 civil society and community based organisations, (CBOs), issued in Ado-Ekiti on Monday, the rights group said preliminary reports indicated that the election was free and fair, representing the true aspirations and expression of Ekiti people.

The group said local government elections are very important in sustainable development since it has a chain value on the standards of living of people in the rural arears.

“Local government elections are critical to the livelihood of indigenous communities. Most civil society concentrate on monitoring local elections while in reality, the local government elections are of critical concern to local people the local government being the f…

Alleged Phone Snatcher Nearly Lynched, Arrested In Ado Ekiti.

Gani Salau

A young man, Tunde Tayo Olatunji would have been linched to death if not for the prompt intervention by a mobile police officer who claimed anonymous at Oke Ori omi, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti state capital on Thursday.

 It was alleged that Olatuntunji snatched the phones and cash under the pretence of charm. Noticing the development, the crowd at the slum area of Atikain kain immediately surrounded Olatunji when he was trying to escape.

   Olatunji who is believed to be in his twenties while answering questions denied said he did not snatch a phone as being alleged but it was a disagreement that happened between him and his co gamblers.

According to a witness, it was in the cause of playing the cards and wanted to leave with the proceeds that an alarm was raised and in the course, he was labeled a phone snatcher.

Olatunde was however whisked away on a bike to the Okesa police station for further questioning.

Publicise The Deplorable State Of Federal Roads In Ekiti - Afe Babalola Urges Journalists.

Afe Babalola By Gani Salau 
  The founder and proprietor of Afe Babalola University, Are Afe Babalola SAN has challenged the journalists in Ekiti state council to give adequate coverage on the deplorable and pity condition of federal roads in Ekiti to the attention of the federal government. 
The legal luminary stated this while paying host to the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Ekiti state council yesterday in his office at Afe Babalola University, ABUAD, Ado Ekiti led by the council chairman, comrade Rotimi Ojomoyela. 
   In his opening remarks, Ojomoyela intimated Afe Babalola on the award of excellence that ought to have been presented to him during the 2019 press week previously if not because of his busy schedule. Ojomoyela opined 'You are the only largest employer of labour in Ekiti apart from the state government. You are more in everywhere. You have done much to the nation and that is why we decide to honour you sir base on your contribution to the NUJ, Ekiti state counc…

Adeyeye's Loss at Appeal: Fayemi Reacts

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has described Wednesday’s ruling of the Court of Appeal that nullified the election of  Senator, representing Ekiti South, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, as painful.

Dr Fayemi said more painful was the fact that the ruling of the Appellate Court that sat in Kaduna, remained final in the matter.

He therefore urged Senator Adeyeye to remain calm despite the judicial pronouncement, saying that the ruling, though shocking and unexpected, is not the end of his political career nor his public service.

The Governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Yinka Oyebode, in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday, described Senator Adeyeye as a dogged fighter and a politician of repute who is loved by his people. He said he was convinced that the former Senate Spokesman would bounce back and play more significant roles in the nation’s politics.

He said the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Senator campaigned vigorously during the last election and got the end…

Operation Koboko: ABUAD To Flog Students of Opposite sex Who Hold Hands In Public ? (VIDEO)

Abasi Femi Oguntayo

In a Video that has been making the round recently, it was reported that the founder of Afe Babalola University, Are Afe Babalola himself has directed that students of opposite sex caught holding hands in public will now be flogged.

In what was tagged 'Operation Koboko', the announcer warned the students to desist from holding hands in an intimate way in public.

He said, "When we find you doing what is called Public Display of Affection, we will flog you, starting from this night. Operation Koboko, that's what we are starting, especially those lover boys and girls".

Watch Video here ==>

Court Remands Man Who Raped Daughter in Ekiti

An Ado-Ekiti Magistrate Court has remanded Davies Noel, a 52-Year Old Varsity Staff who allegedly rapped his 12 year old daughter.

Davies was on Friday, November 1st, 2019 remanded on the orders of the Chief  Magistrate, Mr Abdullamid Lawal.

Noel a resident of Peace Avenue in Ado Ekiti, pleaded not guilty to the charges of rape and incest.

The prosecutor, Insp. Leramo Caleb told the court that the accused committed the offences between the year 2018 and Oct. 2019 at the above address.

Caleb said the 12-year-old survivor confided in an outsider at her school and narrated the story to a confident who reported to the police.

He noted that the accused confessed to the crime and that the medical report conducted on the survivor showed that her hymen was broken.

The offence contravened Sections 214 of the Criminal Code Law of Ekiti State 2012.

The case was adjourned until November 11th, 2019, for mentioning.