Inspector General of Police (IGP) and Assistant Inspector General of Police, (AIG) Zone 2 have been summoned to appear before a Special Offences Court over alleged compromise in investigation, of the late Alaba Bakare, owner of Bama Hotel & Suites.
Justice Taiwo Oladokun made the order following an affidavit of urgency filed by the family of late Alaba Bakare, owner of Bama Hotel and Suite, who was allegedly murdered on Jan. 24 by his wife, Motunrayo.
Olufemi, father and Taiwo, mother of the deceased in a suit No. ID/5818GCM/2022, through their counsel, Mr Olusegun Raji, prayed the court to summon the IGP and others.
The respondents in the suit included the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Lagos State, Lagos State DPP, IGP, AIG Zone 2 Police Headquarter, Onikan, Lagos and the commissioner of police, Lagos State as respondents.
Others are the Deputy Commissioner of Police State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, Lagos and the Divisional Police Officer, Elere Police Station.
Raji prayed the court to order the IGP and others to carry out proper investigation on the death of their son because the police officer(s) designated to carry out the district investigation, allegedly compromised.
The counsel, in his motion on notice, cited portions of Sections 104(1)(2) and (3) of the Evidence Act 2011and Section 36(1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Raji prayed the court to compel the third to seven defendants by a way of mandamus to carry out proper autopsy on the corpse of the deceased in the presence of both the deceased’s family, hired pathologist and the pathologist to be hired by the deceased’s wife, within a reasonable period of time from the day the application was effected.
“We pray this court to mandate the first and second defendant to produce a qualified pathologist to witness the autopsy to be carried out on the lifeless body of the deceased. We also urge the court to direct the defendants to re-investigate and prosecute the deceased’s wife and her cousin, one Taye, alias Tycoon together with other alleged persons with the available circumstantial evidence with or without the autopsy report.
“We urge the court to suspend the fabricated autopsy report titled: “Report of Medical Examiner” dated Feb.8 together with the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) legal advice dated April 29 with reference number LJP/HOM/2022/41 which advice is predicated on the alleged fabricated post-mortem report pending the effective determination of this application.
“We also pray the court to direct the respondents or any of their officers to stop further action of any kinds in whatsoever form or manner upon the receipt of this application and pending the final determination of this application,” he said.
The claimants’ counsel, in his 30 paragraph affidavits in support of his motion, stated that the deceased’s wife, confessed to the third to seven respondents that she placed hot electronic pressing iron on the deceased ‘s chest, neck and nose which resulted in his sudden death.
Raji added that all parties had involved had been served on June 8 but I-G and AIG declined the service.
“We have served all parties involved and we have proof of services but we have been unable to file it before the court. On June 8 the third and fourth respondents declined to accept service. Except for the first and second respondents that have responded.
“In the circumstance, I want to pray for a short adjourned date for substituted services,” Raji said. Justice Oladokun adjourned hearing until July 15 for a report of proof of service on the third and fourth respondents.
Fidelity Bank Wins Best SME Bank Nigeria at Global Banking & Finance Awards 2022
Fidelity Bank Plc, has been announced as the 2022 Best SME Bank in Nigeria by the Global Banking & Finance Review at its Annual Global Banking & Finance Awards which held in London, UK recently.
Global Banking & Finance Review is the leading online, digital, and print magazine for the banking and financial sector. The website receives over 7 million page views each year thanks to its balanced views and informative, independent news centered on the financial sector. The Global Banking & Finance Awards was created to recognize companies of all sizes that are prominent areas of expertise and excellence within the global financial community.
“Global Banking and Finance Review is privileged to honor those financial institutions that have achieved outstanding results and who stand out in their particular area of expertise in the banking and finance industry. Global Banking & Finance Review would like to congratulate the award winners and look forward to their continued success.
“The awards were created to recognize companies of all sizes that are prominent in particular areas of expertise and excellence within the financial community. They reflect the involvement of leading financial organizations and recognize the accomplishment, achievement, innovation, strategy, and progressive and motivating changes taking place within the financial sector”, reads a statement on the Global Banking and Finance Awards website.
Commenting on the award, MD/CEO Fidelity Bank Plc, Mrs. Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe said, “We are grateful for this recognition and dedicate the award to our customers who rely on us to provide the right support for scaling their business. Receiving this award at the beginning of the year, provides us with increased motivation to do more in helping our clients achieve their strategic business goals.”
Fidelity Bank is a full-fledged commercial bank operating in Nigeria with over 7.2 million customers serviced across its 250 business offices and digital banking channels. The bank was recently recognized as the Best Private Bank in Nigeria and Best Private Bank Digital Solutions for Clients in Africa in the Global Finance’s World’s Best Private Banks 2023 Awards; as well as the Best Commercial Banking Brand in Nigeria by the Global Brands Magazine Awards. The bank has also won awards for the “Fastest Growing Bank” and “MSME & Entrepreneurship Financing Bank of the Year” at the 2021 BusinessDay Banks and Other Financial Institutions (BAFI) Awards.
Buhari Will Commission Dangote Refinery Before May 29 -Dangote Group
The attention of Dangote group has been drawn to some misleading reports regarding the commissioning of its Dangote Refinery during the present working visit of President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR to Lagos State.
In a terse statement signed by the Group Chief, Branding & Communications Officer, Dangote Industries Limited, Mr Anthony Chiejina, the Group averred that “We want to state categorically that our 650,000 barrels per day (bpd) Refinery project was never part of the President’s programme on projects to be commissioned.
“For the record, the projects slated for commissioning in Lagos State by President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR include: Lekki Deep Sea Port; 32-Metric Tonnes Lagos Rice Mill, Imota; 18.75km Eleko to Epe T Junction Express road; John Randle Centre for Yoruba Culture and History, Onikan, Blue Line Rail (Phase 1) commissioning (Marina to Mile 2); Groundbreaking for the Blue Line Rail Phase 2 (Mile 2 to Okokomaiko), and MRS Lubricant, a private project in Apapa.
However, our Refinery will be commissioned before President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR formally leaves office in May, 2023, and the public will be duly informed and invited to the epic event.”
Before this statement today, Business Hilights recalls that there had been a fake news in an unverified twitter handle saying President Buhari will among other things commission the refinery which the company debunked and described as fake.
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