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Punch Newspaper Headlines (Thursday, 30 July, 2020)

Ibrahim Magu, the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)

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Magu ordered my detention after I demanded N763m legal fee – SAN

A former prosecutor with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Chief Godwin Obla (SAN), says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission under the leadership of its suspended acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, has refused to pay him a joint sum of N763.9m in legal fees.

He, however, said amid several demands for his pay, Magu ordered his detention and prosecution on trumped up charges of bribing a judge.

Obla said this while reading out an 18-page letter to the Justice Ayo Salami-led Presidential panel titled, ‘Presentation In Respect of Malicious and Reckless Abuse of State Power of Investigation and Prosecution Resulting in Mismanagement of Forfeited Assets by Deliberate and Contrived Incompetence and Suspicious Dealing of Forfeited Assets’.

Policeman raped me after arrest for face mask violation –Rivers widow

A woman, who does not want her name mentioned, on Wednesday accused a police officer identified as Peter Ebah, attached to Saakpenwaa Police Division in the Tai Local Government Area of Rivers State of detaining and raping her in a guest house after she was arrested for not wearing a nose mask.

The victim, a widow and mother of two, disclosed that she was taken away from a bus she was traveling in from Bori, Khana LGA, to Port Harcourt, around 6.30pm on Tuesday.

The victim added that the police officer, after detaining her at the checkpoint for hours, put her in the police van and began to drive around under the pretext of taking her to the station, adding that they ended up at a guest house.

Afenifere, Ohanaeze, M’Belt Forum reply Daura on 2023 comment: Your uncle didn’t emerge President in 2015 on competence but zoning

Socio-political organisations in the central and southern parts of the country on Wednesday took a swipe at Mamman Daura, a nephew of the President Muhammadu  Buhari, over his comment on the zoning of the presidency in 2023.

The organisations, including the Middle Belt Forum,  Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Afenifere and the South-South Elders’ Forum, in separate interviews with The PUNCH, said Daura’s uncle, Buhari, benefitted from zoning in 2015.

FG releases schedules for SSCE, NECO, NABTEB exams, others

The Federal Government on Wednesday released the schedule for various national examinations for exit classes from August 17 to November 18, 2020.

The government said the Senior School Certificate Examination conducted by the West African Examinations Council would commence on August 17, 2020.

Also, the examination conducted by the National Business and Technical Examination Board would start on September 21 and end on October 15 2020. NECO will start on October 5 and end on November 18 2020.

APC kicks as Wike says Obaseki has no opponent

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that his Edo State counterpart, Godwin Obaseki, who is the standard bearer of the People’s Democratic Party in the forth coming governorship election does not have an opponent in the contest.

Wike was quoted to have said this in a statement on Wednesday by the State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim, while speaking on a live television programme in Port Harcourt, on Wednesday.

But in its reaction, the All Progressives Congress in Edo State alleged that Wike and Obaseki were planing to unleash violence and disrupt the September 19 election.

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