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How Popular Lagos Lawyer Abimbola Badia Jack Is Threatening The Peace Of Gateway Zone, Magodo Phase 1 Residents….

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+How She Ordered OP Mesa to Beat Up Estate EXCO

Residents of Gateway Zone, Magodo phase 1 has cried out to Lagos State Government over recent breach of peaceful co-existence among residents in the community by popular lawyer Abimbola Badia Jack.

In recent times, Abimbola Badia Jack has become a torn in the flesh of Gateway Zone residents who now live in fear and anxiety over the incessant attacks by land grabbers and military men who have tried all means possible to gain entrance into the estate.

 

It should be noted that the constant attacks by Abimbola Badia Jack might leave the estate vulnerable to suspected robbers who might take advantage of this fiasco to dislodge residents of their belongings.

The Magodo scheme is a Lagos State Government scheme established over three decades to which the Government of Lagos State pursuant to the land use Act 1978 allocated by way of parcels of land to various persons and on which members of the community development association built and erected houses for their respective families.
Magodo phase 1 gateway zone is a Lagos State Government reservation area bordered by wet land. It was gathered that members of the CDA had lived peacefully in the community until October 8, 2021 when Abimbola Jack Olaguda and her cohort in a gang steric manner acting on behalf of Ojoko and Oloto families led thugs into the zone and forcefully damaged and destroyed the parameter fence in disguise to open the boundary wall to make access to the adjoining land and harassed everyone in the estate.
The issue was reported to the Isheri Divisional Police Station from where Abimbola Jack and her cohort were charged to court on November 11, 2021. The matter was later withdrawn and taken to Zone 2. They were warned to desist from the illegal act of trespass and breach of peace in the community. Despite that, Abimbola Jack and her cohort has not relented as they have at different times confronted the security guards at the entrance of the gate way zone armed with guns and other ammunitions and forcefully entered the estate.
The residents of the community later protested to the illegal act championed by Abimbola Jack. The chairman of the gate way zone Ayo Fasugba while addressing news men said the land is a government reserved area ” only for us to be confronted by omo oniles that after fixing this road with our own self help that they have thorough fare to their own land”, Fasugba said, ” The challenge is that people discovered that the bull dozer came here under the pretence that they were part of the construction work going on and within minutes, we just saw a portion of our fence already pulled down. It was a shock to everybody”.
A representative of the Ojoko family Tunde Balogun, one of the land owners dismissed the claim that there was never a route through the estate to the wet land. He said those that sold the space to the residents needed access to their property which the resident association have deprived them of
Meanwhile, the Lagos State House of Assembly has set up some committee to look into the conflict amicably. Honorable Sanai Agunbiade while addressing news men said the Lagos State house of assembly has has received petitions on the matter and has taken several steps including a visit to the wetland.
” I didn’t know there was a protest because we are still on the matter and the house has not issued a final verdict “, Agunbiade said, “In respect to all these, all the house is trying to do is to mediate and see what we can do to actually solve it so that every body will see clearly that if this is what the house says, there is justification for it. If that has been the situation, we would have expected that the estate could have made representation to the committee on the matter”.

Abimbola Jack and her cohort visited the estate on Monday 26 September, 2022 with men of the police force, who claimed to be conducting investigation but to disrupt the peace of the estate by impersonating one of the residents to gain access into the estate.

Again yesterday, Tuesday 27 September Abimbola Jack stormed Gateway Zone with 12 OP MESA officers to disrupt the estate and also beat one of the exco of the estate blue black while they also made an attempt to go away with the security mobile phone of the estate that was recording the scene of their violence.

It is expected that whatever decision raised by the Lagos State house of assembly, it should be one that consider the safety of the environment, security of lifes and properties and the protection of the investment of Lagosians.

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John Chuks Okose Becomes ECOWAS Youth Ambassador and True Heroes Awards Honouree

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John Chuks Okose, now being referred to as Amb. John Chuks Okose is the newest addition to the Ecowas Youth Council organization as one of its members and a special recipient of one of the most sort after recognitions from the True Heroes Awards organisation.

 

Saddled with the responsibility of qualitative representation, Amb. John will now join over 500 Nigerians with the same honour in chatting new courses for youths’ participation and development across the globe.

 

Prior to his honour, Amb. John is a team-oriented information systems consultant with experience in both project management and network security, infrastructure and software development, has about two decades of experience on the field and has contributed immensely in capital development having worked with notable brands and organizations like the FCT Pensions Board, Katsina State Government, Ministry of Interior, National Population Commission, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Federal Ministry of Health, NIWA Lokoja and Nigerian Communications Commission in Nigeria just to mention a few.

Amb. John Chuks Okose has also offered his professional information technology skills and services to aid the effective and successful operations of the US Embassy in Nigeria and the US Department of Defence (Walter Reed Program Nigeria), Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research Germany, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.

In addition to his professional career, Amb. John is also involved in philanthropy. He is the Head of ICT for Global Foundation for Hope Care and Development (GFHCD); a Non- Governmental Organization dedicated to caring for and giving hope to the vulnerable Nigerian Child; by providing access to amenities such as food, potable water and healthcare via collaboration with orphanages, hospitals, government agencies, and schools.

 

With these two powerful honors to his resume from the Ecowas Youth Council and True Heroes Awards organizations, we are enthused of the value he would add to their operations. From our management we say a big Congratulations to you Amb. John Chuks Okose and wish you more success stories.

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2023: Many Odds Races Against Hon. Adesegun Adekoya Attacker’s 3rd Term Reps Ambition

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The much touted ambition of Hon Adesegun Adekoya to return for a third term to the National Assembly may end up been an exercise in futility if information at our disposal is anything to go by.

Hon. Adekoya who is popularly known in Ogun state as Attacker or Jesu Iwoye hailed from Ago Iwoye in Ijebu North local government area of Ogun state.

Our sources gathered that Hon Adekoya who is presently representing Ijebu North, Ijebu East and Ogun waterside federal constituency is eyeing his third term agenda on the umbrella of Peoples Democratic Party(PDP).

A former commissioner in Ogun state, Adekoya got his first term into the House of Representatives through the influence of Sen Buruji who was reported to have also spent several millions in making his dream comes through.

Sources in the know argued that there was a mutual agreement between PDP stakeholders in the federal constituency that Attacker will only spend a maximum of two terms before the pendulum should swing to Ijebu East or Ogun waterside LGs.

But at a time Adekoya should be planning his exit in the House of Representatives to honour the gentleman’s agreement, he was said to be using his clout in the national secretariat of the party in Abuja to impose himself on the party followers.

According to another source, it was for this reason, Hon Kehinde Bello, a fresh blood in the party who hailed from Ijebu East and Hon Tele Ogunjobi, a former council Chairman of Ijebu North and prominent son of Ago Iwoye instituted a litigation against Attacker.

Though, the first round of the litigation was said to have gone in Adekoya’s favour, the appellants have resolved to pursue the case to a logical conclusion. And also see to the exit of Adekoya from the House of Representatives race in 2023.

Another of his Achilles hill was that Adekoya was alleged to be running a one man show in the party in Ogun state as he has refused to identify with the Governorship candidate of the party in the state, Hon Ladi Adebutu as well as the leadership of the party in Ogun state.

All the aggrieved party leaders and followers have however made up their minds to scuttle his ambition at the polls in 2023.

To compound his electoral woes, the senatorial ambition of former Governor of Ogun state, Otunba Gbenga Daniel will play a big dent on Attacker’s third term agenda.

OGD is contesting on APC platform while Adekoya’s arch rival and the House of Representatives candidate of APC, Adegbesan is from Awa-Ijebu, same constituency with Attacker.

The people of the three local governments that formed the federal constituency are of the views that Attacker has had a fair share of the slot, as he had spent over seven years in office as at December 2022.

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EFCC to arrest APC senatorial candidate, A.A Zaura over alleged US$1.3million Fraud

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EFCC to arrest APC senatorial candidate, A.A Zaura over alleged US$1.3million Frau

 

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it will arrest Kano central senatorial candidate under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) AbdulKareem AbdulSalam Zaura.

 

 

EFCC lawyer, Ahmad Rogha disclosed this to journalists on Monday at the resumption of the criminal trial of US$ 1.3 million slammed on Zaura at the Federal high court sitting in Kano.

 

Although the trial scheduled for arraignment could not hold because of the absence of the trial Judge, who was to be attending another national issue outside Kano, the EFCC lawyer declared that Zaura was supposed to report himself to the commission.

 

According to him, ” We are looking for Zaura and he would be arrested as soon as we found him. Ordinarily, he was supposed to be in our custody and the court has affirmed that but I can assure you he would be arrested and brought to court for the next adjourned date 30th January 2023″.

 

In his counterargument, counsel to the accused person, Ibrahim Garba Waru faulted the position of EFCC and insisted that the commission did not possess any legal authority to arrest his client.

 

 

When asked why Zaura refused to appear for arraignment, Waru said there was no need for him to appear since the court was not sitting.

 

Before the adjourned date, the trial Judge, Justice Mohammad Yunusa ordered EFCC to produce the accused person for arraignment on the allegation of fraud against a Kuwaiti national.

 

Justice Yunusa had overruled Zaura’s application that challenged the jurisdiction of the court to hear the case and other addresses bothering on whether the accused must appear in person to take a plea.

 

Zaura’s attorney, Barrister Ibrahim Waru had argued that his client under the law was not compelled to appear before the court, insisting Zaura’s appeal was pending before the Supreme Court.

 

The arraignment is adjourned to 30th January 2023.

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