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Change of Plea by Kidnap Kingpin Evans

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Alleged Kidnap Kingpin ‘Evans’ whose real name is Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike has recanted on his plea.

It was reported yesterday was the resumption of his trial at the Ikeja High Court in Lagos. Justice Oshodi being the presiding  Judge.

The alleged, who had earlier pleaded guilty to conspiracy and Kidnapping levied against them by the Lagos State Government along with 5 others Uche Amadi, Ogechi Uchechukwu, Okwuchukwu Nwachukwu, Chilaka Ifeanyi and Victor Aduba on Thursday however pleaded not guilty as the Prosecution amended its charge against them.

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The Director,Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP), Titilayo Shitta-Bey leading the Prosecution made the changes.

The Kidnap Kingpin and his accomplices committed the offence of conspiracy at 7.45 p.m. on February 14 at Obokun Street, Ilupeju, Lagos, the prosecution stated.

They were armed and their operation led to the capture and detention of Mr. Duru Donatus.

The defendants were also accused of collecting a ransom of €223,000 before Donatus was released.

The defendants changed their plea after the re-amended charge was read to them yesterday in court.

Initially charged under Sections 411 and 271(3) Criminal Law Cap C17 Laws of Lagos State 2015,the defendants are now being charged under Section 2(1) of the Kidnapping Prohibition Law, No 13, Laws of Lagos State 2017.

The Kidnapping Prohibition Law, No 13, Laws of Lagos State 2017 prescribes a death sentence if victims die in the custody of kidnappers.

It is this variant in punishment that may have caused the Defendants to change their pleas.

But the defence counsel, Messrs Olukoya Ogungbeje, Joseph Otogblu and A.A. Ozogbu opposed the prosecution, saying that the prosecution had served them the amended charges just as they got to Court yesterday.

They prayed that the case be adjourned so they may confer with their clients on the matter.

However the prosecution argued that there was no need for that as the other charges where still before the Court.

Justice Oshodi after reviewing arguments and pending applications struck out the pleas of the Defense.

He however granted their prayers and adjourned the matter till November 3, 2017, for trial.

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India Unveils World’s Tallest Statue, “Statue Of Unity”

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India Unveils "Statue Of Unity"

India unveils the world’s tallest statue named the “Statue of Unity.”

The statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel who was one of the country’s independence leaders has been unveiled. The “Statue of Unity,” located in India is 182 meters tall, making it the tallest statue in the world. The Indian president, Narendra Modi officially unveils the statue at an event attended by more than 5,000 police officers.

The president describes the statue as ‘an answer to all those who question the existence of India,’ saying that “the height of the statue is to remind the youth that the future of the country will be as huge as this.”

According to reports, the bronze-clad statue cost $430 million to build. The statue also houses a memorial garden and a museum at its base.

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Kanye West Is Taking A Break From Politics

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American rapper Kanye West is now breaking from political talk, saying he was used as a pawn and that his “eyes are now wide open.”

The rapper who once referred to the President of the United States as his brother takes to his Twitter page with a series of tweets declaring that his eyes are now wide open. On Tuesday, 30th October, Kanye West wrote a series of tweets breaking himself from President Trump’s beliefs.

He writes:

“My eyes are now wide open and now realize I’ve been used to spread messages I don’t believe in,” he wrote. “I am distancing myself from politics and completely focusing on being creative !!!”

Kanye who had earlier said Trump’s “Make America Great Again” hat made him feel like a superhero, also declaring “I love this guy” has said he is done being a messenger of beliefs that doesn’t appeal to him personally.

He also writes:

“I support creating jobs and opportunities for people who need them the most, I support prison reform, I support common-sense gun laws that will make our world safer.

“I support those who risk their lives to serve and protect us and I support holding people who misuse their power accountable. I believe in love and compassion for people seeking asylum and parents who are fighting to protect their children from violence and war.

“I would like to thank my family, loved ones, and community for supporting my ACTUAL beliefs and my vision for a better world.

“I introduced Candace to the person who made the logo and they didn’t want their name on it so she used mine. I never wanted any association with Blexit. I have nothing to do with it.”

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Abuja Violence: Wuse 2 Witness Senseless Killings

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Abuja Violence

Abuja suddenly becomes unsafe as senseless killings are becoming the order of the day.

Gunshots are reportedly been fired in the Federal Capital territory again. This time, Wuse 2, also in Abuja is the location as members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) clash with authorities. The shots are not being fired by the Nigerian Army this time around; the security agency behind the fired shots is the Nigeria Police Force.

Members of the Islamic Movement classified as the Shiites were fired at Zuba and on Monday, shots were fired at these same sects at Nyanya – by the Nigerian Army after claims that the movement aimed at stealing ammunitions and attacked the soldiers. Even though, the public claim that the movement was unarmed peaceful protesters.

Social media users, once again share videos from the scene of the shootings in Wuse 2 warning people to stay off the area.

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