As Nigerians were busy enjoying the euphoria of exchanging pleasantries with their loved ones and reveling in the New Year's celebration with drinks and food of all kinds, former President Olusegun Obasanjo reflected on the dreams of Nigeria's founding fathers and the future. of today's youth. of the crucial 2023 elections perceived as a new dawn or not, depending on the result.
Renowned for his insightful letter writing, the former president from the comfort of his home in Abeokuta, Ogun State, southwestern Nigeria, sent a missive recounting the travails of Nigeria's journey and demystifying the core competencies required to reposition the country in a progressive nation.
Unequivocally, the formal military head of state, in a six-part letter titled "My appeal to all Nigerians, particularly young Nigerians," endorsed Peter Obi's presidential bid for the general election, citing knowledge, discipline , vitality and character as characteristics that make the Anambra-born Labor Party standard-bearer stand out among other contenders in the race.
The Owu High Chief, while rallying support for Obi's candidacy, noted that "Neither of the contestants is a saint, but when one compares their character, background, their understanding, knowledge, discipline and vitality they can bring to the great efforts required to stay focused on the job, particularly looking at where the country is today and with the on the job experience I personally had, Peter Obi as a trainee has an advantage.
“Others, like all of us, have what they can contribute to the new dispensation for the deliverance, restoration and salvation of Nigeria collectively. Another important point to note about Peter is that he is a needle with a thread that comes from north and south and cannot be lost.
“In other words, you have people who can pull your ears, if and when you need to. Needless to say, he has a capable young running mate with a clean record of achievement in both public and private life."
Obasanjo explained that he was compelled to write the letter to all Nigerians, especially Nigerian youth, Nigeria's global friends and development partners due to the gravity, responsibility and implications of the collective decision that Nigerians, both young and old, will take within the next two months.
The elder statesman further noted: “We've had activists all over the country feeding us what they mean and don't mean, what they understand and don't fully understand, what's possible and what's not possible, what is realistic and what is not realistic, what is true and what is not true. I think we should not be confused or gullible. Let's be careful, so as not to be fooled again.
“I have interacted with the major contenders and I find it interesting that, in one way or another, each one of them claims to want to do what I did during my presidency and get Nigeria to where it was at the height of my presidency and immediately after. It pained me that most of them did not realize that the Nigeria of today had been dragged far below the Nigeria of the beginning of my Presidency in June 1999.
“Although at the time, Nigeria was in very bad shape and teetering on the brink of collapse and breakdown. Even then, Nigeria was not faced with the level of widespread and numbing insecurity, rudderless leadership, driven by diversity mismanagement and widespread corruption, poor economic policies that resulted in extremes of poverty and mass unemployment and runaway inflation.
“For these reasons, I kept pointing out to you that the instruments used between 1999 and 2007 and the methodology used will be grossly inadequate for the dangerous situation we find ourselves in now.
“Without prejudice but with the utmost respect for each individual with the highest regard for the best for Nigeria and all Nigerians and from my personal experience all the top contestants claim to be my trainees. I will not deny such charges as I have worked with all of them directly and indirectly in the government.
“I have come to realize a number of factors in character, attributes and attitude that are necessary in the job of running the affairs of Nigeria successfully at a time like this. These characteristics or attributes are many, but let's remember some key ones together.
“From the interaction and experience, and as apprentices, as most of them affirm, I dare to say, without prejudice, fear or ill will, that there are four main factors to take into account in a leader who will consider flying. you and the rest of Nigerians in the next election and you are what I call TVCP.
“TVCP: capacity and performance history; Authentic, honest and realistic vision; Character and attributes of a lady and a gentleman who are children of God and obedient to God; and Physical and mental capacity with good judgment, since it is a very demanding and demanding task in the best of cases and even more so in the most difficult moment in which we find ourselves”.
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He, however, pleaded with young Nigerians to use their growing numbers in the upcoming polls to bring about meaningful change, saying: “If you fail, you have no one else to blame. Your present and future are in your hands to make or break. The future of Nigeria is in the same way in your hands and literally. If for some reason you fail to redeem yourselves and your country, you will have missed the opportunity to do good and you will have no one to blame but yourselves and posterity will not forgive you.
“The power to change is in your hands. Your future, my future, the future of grandchildren and great-grandchildren is in your hands. Politics and elections are a numbers game. You've got the numbers, get up, get up and make your numbers count,” she added.
His endorsement immediately irritated opposition camps, including the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples' Democratic Party. While the APC presidential campaign council said its candidate would not lose sleep over endorsement and described the former president as a paperweight, the PDP urged “Nigerians not to be distracted by subjective opinions, but to remain focused on resolving issues.” save our beloved nation. electing Atiku Abubakar as the next President of Nigeria, on February 25, 2023.”
While the dust created by former president Olusegun Obasanjo's letter had yet to settle, Edwin Clark, an Ijaw leader, affirmed his support for Peter Obi, saying the former Anambra governor was his preferred candidate for the 25th presidential election. February.
Clark, who is also the leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), said: "Given Obi's strong academic background, distinguished background in professional life and his record as one of the most outstanding governors Nigeria has ever produced, Obi he is eminently qualified to lead this country as president.”
Also, Obi's presidential race gained further momentum after the endorsement of Governor Samuel Ortom. Ortom, one of five aggrieved DPP governors labeled G5, in a statement by Terver Akase, special adviser on media and publicity, opined that "Obi possesses the qualities of a leader, who will be a true president of this country by ensuring the fairness, equity and fairness for all Nigerians.
Prior to the recent letter issued by Obasanjo, the former president had rubbed shoulders with Obi on several occasions and portrayed him as the man after his own heart. A body language that most candidates request to increase their support base
Commenting on the recent open endorsements, Ben Bowei, President and Founder of Niger Delta Volunteers For Good Governance (NDVFGG), who said that endorsement from leaders says a lot because there are people who are highly respected in society, however, he noted which will not cause jitters among the major political parties because they already have a large membership base.
According to him, “the letter can increase Obi's chances, especially with the fact that we have a lot of young people who are undecided, as well as non-partisan people. Non-partisan Nigerians are actually mobilizing support for him. I think they will give him a push and not those who are partisans. But as for the other parties with structures, their members will always work according to their party structure.
“There are political parties like the PDP and APC that already have their structures and a membership that believes in them. Peter Obi's LP is like a new team and each new team will gain momentum, but the question is whether it will be enough to win the election. Nigerians are looking for a new face to lead them and some of them see Peter Obi as a new face and that is why they see the momentum,” Bowei said.
He added: “By all indications, the G5 governors are not ready to work with their party's presidential candidate and I am sure they will probably work for the APC or LP candidate. The G5's mission is risky, either it wins the honor in the end or it faces the consequences in its political career."
Bright Oniovokukor, project director of the Indomitable Youths Organization (IYO), a non-governmental organization, told BusinessDay that Obasanjo's letter was meant to guide young people in the choice they would make in 2023.
“It is important to note that Obasanjo's letter only emphasizes the position that the youth have already taken. One may be tempted to ask that prior to this letter, aside from him enjoying a juicy position as a youth, what impact his administration had on the youth that we can refer to today.
“The letter will in no way help Obi's ambition, but may only aggravate it. The letter further demonstrates that if Obi becomes president, he would have too many people to answer to and this would affect his focus on delivering good governance. Obasanjo has fallen out with presidents who have refused to make their offers, will Obi's case be any different? Oniovokukor asked.
“Nigerian politics is basically self-interest. These interests can change at any time. It is amazing that those who had the opportunity to help Nigerians and did not now come forward to support Obi. It would have been a whole different ballgame if they were the ones who discovered Obi.
“They are starting to support Obi because it has become popular, they want to use this as a tool to become relevant. These same sponsors are potential problems should Obi win, so they better keep their endorsements to themselves or keep quiet about it,” he added.Credit: https://businessday.ng/politics/article/will-obasanjo-other-endorsements-raise-obis-chances/
Supporters of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo state on Wednesday organized a procession titled "freedom walk" for the party's presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in Ibadan, the state capital.
The freedom march, which started at 10 am, started from the Total Garden roundabout, headed towards the Agodi gate area via Oje, Beere, and ended at the historic Mapo hill, all in Ibadan. , where the organizers addressed supporters.
The march was led by the trio consisting of a former FCT Minister of State, Jumoke Akinjide; a former Minister of Energy and Steel, Wole Oyelese and a former deputy governor of the state, Hazeem Gbolarumi.
Addressing the crowd, Akinjide asserted that the entire Oyo State is pro-PDP and urged residents to vote for all PDP candidates across the board to ensure a massive flow of democracy dividends and expansion of the state's economy, noting that when Atiku becomes president, Oyo State would be the first state to benefit from the former vice president's administration.
However, he called on the people not to accept any other presidential candidate than the party's choice and urged them not to listen to anyone who wants to denigrate the party's presidential candidate, referring to the 5 aggrieved PPD governors, also known Like the G-5. , who had disagreed with the party's presidential candidate, demanding the resignation of the party's national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu.
Akinjide stated: “Tomorrow, we will mark Governor Seyi Makinde's second term campaign, but some visitors will come and if they want to put Atiku down, we will say no."
In his comment, Hazeem Gbolarumi pleaded with supporters to vote for Atiku Abubakar and avoid fighting anyone, stressing that there was no reason for PDP members to fight each other as, according to him, they were just people trying to prevent support the PDP. he deserved to be fought.
DPP South campaign coordinator Tunji Adeniji, who represented Atiku Abubakar, highlighted the agenda of the DPP presidential candidate, which he says includes security of life and property, unity of the country, education, restructuring and resuscitation of the country. . The economy, saying that Ibadan, being the seat of the south-west, is very important for the victory of Atiku Abubakar in the upcoming presidential elections.
He described Atiku as a unifier who would stop nepotism, tribalism and religious discrimination if he voted, rebuked the APC-led government for the country's poor economy, and vowed that Atiku would open all land borders and ensure power is returned to the state. while guaranteeing the autonomy of local governments.
From Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan
Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state, experienced a standstill of more than three hours on Wednesday as the People's Democratic Party (PDP) organized a march for the freedom of the party's presidential candidate and his running mate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and Ifeanyi okowa.
The freedom walk that took off from Total Garden had eminent personalities in attendance at the party, including a former minister of special duties, Elder Wole Oyelese; the former Minister of State of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Oloye Jumoke Akinjide; former President of the Federal Highway Maintenance Agency (FERMA), Jide Adeniji, who is the Director of Special Tasks, South for Atiku/Okowa 2023; former Oyo State Lieutenant Governor Hazeem Gbolarunm, who is the coordinator of Atiku/Okowa's presidential campaign in the state; and a party cacique, Femi Babalola.
The freedom walk participants, after taking off from Total Garden, passed through Agodi Gate, Oke-Ado Junction, Ali-Iwo, Irefin, Oje, Labiran Junction and Beere, before the walk ended in front of the popular Mapo Hall, where some PDP leaders took turns addressing the meeting.
Traffic jams were observed on the main road through which the participants passed, as well as on some adjacent streets. At the start of the rally, Femi Babalola told the participants that proper arrangements have been made for security and medical services. Security agencies fully assisted and there were no security breaches during the freedom walk.
But Governor Seyi Makinde, who is seeking re-election for a second term in office on the DPP platform, was conspicuously absent from the rally. In addition, the state's deputy governor, Bayo Lawal, as well as all elected and appointed political office holders in the current PDP administration in the state also did not appear at the rally.
Daily Sun found that at the time the freedom rally was taking place, Governor Makinde was in the Presidential Lodge of Government House, Ibadan, holding a meeting with all the 2023 candidates for various political offices on the platform of the PDP, as well as with Mr. Dayo. State executive of the PDP led by Ogungbenro in the state. The list also included all of his commissioners and assistants.
The freedom walk and Makinde's meeting with serving political office holders were held separately at the same time less than 24 hours before the official flagging of Governor Makinde's re-election bid, which is scheduled to take place. held at the Mapo Hall Arcade, Ibadan tomorrow (Thursday).
The G-5 governors in the PDP, which include Makinde and his counterparts in Rivers State, Nyesom Wike; Benue State, Samuel Ortom; Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu; and Enugu state Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi are also expected to grace the launch of Makinde's campaign tomorrow in Ibadan.
Speaking at Mapo Hall during the walk, Director of Special Duties, South for Atiku/Okowa 2023, Jide Adeniji, urged Yoruba people to vote for Atiku because it has the ability to solve the socio-economic and political challenges that beset the nation's progress. . He added that Atiku married a Yoruba woman as his first wife and his first four children were born to the Yoruba woman, Alhaji Titi Abubakar.
He also stated that Atiku would restructure and unite Nigeria, end religious intolerance and eradicate nepotism, adding that Atiku headed the National Economic Council when he was vice president of the country from 1999 to 2007. He explained that Atiku knows what to do to fix the economy. challenges in the country. He also said that Atiku would fix the rots in the education sector.
Former FCT State Minister Oloye Jumoke Akinjide also urged Nigerians, especially the good people of Ibadan and Oyo State, to support Atiku, pledging that he would fix Nigeria's electricity and water problem. He also called on voters to vote for all PDP candidates from top to bottom.
Former Minister of Special Duties Elder Wole Oyelese, “Nigeria is experiencing a harrowing socio-economic situation and does not need a president's trainee. Atiku Abubakar is a de-tribalized Pan-Nigerian, a bridge builder with old friends and associates in all corners of Nigeria who is acceptable to all ethnic groups and religious bodies in Nigeria. He has the best ideas on how to rescue Nigeria from the years of ruin and damage caused by APCs”.Credit: https://www.sunnewsonline.com/standstill-in-ibadan-as-pdp-stages-freedom-walk-for-atiku-okowa/
Osita Okechukwu, the Director General of (VON) has expressed his satisfaction with the consensus on the rotation of power among the members of the governors of the G5 Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP).
Okechukwu, a founding member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said the position of the G5 governors matches the noble and courageous stance of their 19 northern APC counterparts, which led to the rise of the former governor of the state of Lagos, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as APC President. candidate.
“Fairness, fairness, and justice demand that, out of national loyalty, neither section should dominate the other. This is the injustice that the PDP deliberately wants to hand down to Nigerians."
While noting that the G5 consensus on rotating the presidency to the South has effectively ruled out the DPP presidential candidate, Okechukwu noted that it was up to the group to decide between the two main candidates from the South, Tinubu, and the Labor Party candidate. (LP), Peter Obi.
“This latest conference in London of the G5 governors led by Nyesom Wike comes as the turning point for them to take a decisive stand to guide their supporters. It also sounds like the death knell for any possible reconciliation within the PDP,” he stated.
A former Rivers commissioner told reporters in Abuja that the G5 governors' election has come down to a shift of power to the South in line with the Southern governors' Lagos declaration.
The former commissioner, who asked to remain anonymous, revealed that while three of the five governors who chose the LP presidential candidate are motivated by Obi's excellent records, the other two are playing some clever games to survive politically.
She said, “You know, the presidential pageant is like a beauty pageant, where only registered participants are considered. The G5 governors agree that Obi is not a saint, but he comes with fresher features than the other candidates.
“It was these contrasting qualities, plus the Muslim-Muslim ticket in the first place, that drew a massive following among the main electoral demographic, youth, across the country for Obi.
“So, I can tell you with authority, the three governors who support Obi maintain that although APC has spread, it would be disastrous and suicidal if they support Tinubu with an awkward ticket against his people, most of whom are pro-Obi.
“Therefore, the three governors are aware of the Electoral Law 2022 and the enormous powers and independence that it has given to the electorate.
On Wike's position on the division, the former commissioner noted that Governor Rivers knew that all politics were local, adding: "Wike is not entirely against Asiwaju, but he is deeply concerned about how his political detractors would react in the state if you slip up. .”Credit: https://pmnewsnigeria.com/2022/12/29/wike-g5s-decision-on-2023-election-vindicates-apc-governors-von-dg/
Former President Goodluck Jonathan, former Vice President and Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, his All Progressives Congress counterpart Bola Tinubu congratulated President Major General Muhammadu Buhari (ret.) on Friday for the occasion. of his 80th birthday.
Jonathan, in a goodwill message from his Special Adviser on Media, Ikechukwu Eze, prayed for God's guidance and protection for his successor as he continued to direct the nation's affairs in the remaining months of his administration.
He further said that the Commander in Chief has had an exceptional opportunity to lead the country twice, as a military Head of State and as a civilian President.
“As a leader, you are one of the few Nigerians who have had the privilege of managing our country in different political eras; both as military Head of State and civilian President. During these times, they offered their best efforts in pursuit of their aspirations for the nation," the goodwill message read in part.
In his congratulatory message to Buhari, Tinubu, in a statement by his media officer Tunde Rahman, praised the president for his commitment to nation-building and long years of patriotic service to the country.
The APC candidate, who described the president as "a patriotic, selfless and steadfast leader of uncommon zeal," recalled that Buhari enlisted in the country's service as a teenager who joined the army immediately after school. secondary.
He said that at 80, the president could look back and be proud of his unblemished record of service to the nation throughout his military career as a soldier, platoon commander, general commanding officer, military governor, oil minister, head of state, president of the Petroleum Trust Fund and as the current leader of the country. Related News Buhari @80: Twelve things Nigerians need to know
The statement read in part: “I sincerely congratulate my President and my leader, Muhammadu Buhari, on the momentous and remarkable occasion of his 80th birthday.
“Our country is lucky to have this great man and dedicated public servant at this time. President Buhari has led an extraordinary life of service to Nigeria in every position of service with unquestionable integrity. History will be kind to him and record his contributions to Nigeria's progress, unity and stability in volumes”.
Also in his goodwill message, Atiku congratulated President Buhari on his 80th birthday.
In a statement signed personally by him on Friday, he said: "President Buhari, at 80, remains a motivator for inner strength."
The DPP presidential standard-bearer prayed that President Buhari "continue to enjoy the graces of good health and vitality, as he continues to carry out his leadership roles in Nigeria and Africa."
In his congratulatory message, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, described Buhari as a beacon of hope, noting that his footprints will remain indelible in the sands of time.
The Spokesperson, according to a statement issued on Friday by his Special Adviser to the Spokesperson on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, said he recognized that Buhari had made sacrifices for Nigeria and Nigerians over the years, especially in the past seven years and medium. of his management as President democratically twice.Credit: https://punchng.com/jonathan-atiku-tinubu-felicitate-buhari-at-80/
To ascertain the cause of death of a businessman and hotelier, Alaba Bakare, his family has appealed to the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu to order a coroner inquest.
They are also asking the governor to order the release of the autopsy report conducted on his body at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) since January 24, 2022, for judicial proceedings into the matter.
The deceased’s wife, Motunrayo Bakare, was alleged to have used hot iron on her husband, Alaba, popularly known as Bama, in the Abule Egba area of Lagos State.
Motunrayo was alleged to have plugged a pressing iron into the deceased’s neck and chest during an argument.
This inflicted burns on her late husband’s chest.
The deceased’s father, Chief Olufemi Bakare, said the request was in accordance with an August 23, 2022 order made by Justice Adeyinka Adeyemi of a Lagos High Court, Ikeja, for coroner proceedings into the matter in a suit brought against the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, the state Director of Public Prosecution, the Inspector General of Police and four others.
Aside Chief Bakare, other claimants / applicants are Akinjide Bakare and Taiwo Bakare.
Chief Bakare, in the petition to the governor dated November 14, 2022, claimed to have made efforts to get the report of the autopsy through the Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Chief Medical Examiner, LASUTH, to no avail, adding that to his surprise, all his letters, including acknowledged copies, were returned to him.
He said the earlier ones written to the governor were also returned by the governor’s Chief of Staff without reason.
The petitioner alleged a trend of inconsistency by the police, which investigated the death of the late Managing Director of Bama Hotels and Suites, and the content of the legal advice issued by the DPP, Dr Babajide Martins, reference number LJP/HOM/2022/41 dated April 29, 2022, which recommended the prosecution of his wife, Motunrayo Bakare for the offence of ‘grievous harm’ and the discharge of three other suspects.
He noted that this was done despite that many eyewitnesses wrote otherwise in their written statements made to the police, including that of the first child of the deceased, the late Elizabeth Bakare.
He also raised a number of questions against the criminal charge recommended to be brought against the wife of the deceased who in the legal advice allegedly confessed and admitted to using hot iron on the deceased mouth, nose neck and chest.
He asked: “is it proper to dump the body of the living who sustained grievous harm into a mortuary by the Nigeria Police detectives?
” He alleged that the legal advice issued by the DPP was to pervert the course of justice as it dropped a criminal charge of murder against the wife of the deceased and others recommended to be discharged and called for a review of the document.
He alleged that the DPP failed to give consideration to a number of statements made to the detectives at the Criminal Investigation Department, (SCID), Yaba and listed these to include the medical report issued by the All Souls Hospital, Agege which was addressed to Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), SCID acknowledged by the Police on February 4, 2022.
The family said the DPP’s advice made no reference to the existence of the medical report for reasons unknown and in which one Dr U.
E. Abraham, a medical officer in the hospital, said: “Patients was brought in dead”.
Such a medical report ought not to be set aside by any public officer, as it was forwarded to the DCP for official reasons and not in secrecy in pretence that the Police did not conduct a proper investigation into the case.
He alleged that the DPP prejudiced his right to justice for not giving consideration to the document.
A Kaduna Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday remanded a 25-year-old man, Benson Friday, in a correctional facility for allegedly being in possession of a firearm.
The police charged the defendant, a resident of Malali in Kaduna State, with illegal possession of firearm.
The prosecutor, Insp. Chidi Leo, had told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Oct. 15, at about 10.30 p.
m. at Malali.
Leo said that a police team, acting on intelligence report, arrested the defendant during a search of his residence and recovered a locally-made pistol from him.
He said that the defendant could not give a satisfactory explanation about how he obtained the weapon.
The prosecutor said that the offence violated the provisions of Section 54 of the Kaduna State Penal Code, 2017 The magistrate, Ibrahim Emmanuel, who did not take the plea of the defendant, ordered that he should be remanded in a correctional centre.
Emmanuel directed the police to send the case file to the state Director of Public Prosecutions (DPPs) for advice.
He adjourned the case until Nov. 29 for mention.
An Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan on Wednesday ordered that one Ajibola Olaoye, 20, be remanded in a correctional centre for alleged armed robbery and murder.
Olaoye, whose residential address was not provided, was charged with conspiracy, armed robbery and murder.
The magistrate, Mrs O.
Akande did not take the plea of the suspect for lack of jurisdiction.
She directed the police to return the case file to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPPs) for legal advice.
She adjourned the case until Dec. 14 for mention.
The prosecutor, Mr Philip Amusan, told the court that the suspect allegedly committed the offences on May 29, at 1. 45 a.
m, at Omitade community, along the old Ife Road, Ibadan.
Amusan alleged that Olaoye and others at large while armed with guns and other dangerous weapons invaded the house of one Mustafa Diran.
He also alleged that Olaoye attempted to dispossess Diran of his cell phones, laptops and car.
He said that the suspect allegedly and unlawfully caused the death of one Semiu Hussien, 50, by shooting him on the chest.
The prosecutor said the offences contravened Sections 319 of the Criminal Laws of Oyo State, 2000 and 6, 2(B) of the Robbery and Firearms Laws of Nigeria, 2004.
A Magistrates’ Court in Kaduna on Thursday ordered the remand of two traders, Usman Adamu and John Peter, both aged 28, for alleged illegal possession of firearms.
The defendants, who reside in Rigasa, Kaduna State, are facing charges of conspiracy and unlawful possession of firearms.
The Magistrate, Mr Ibrahim Emmanuel, did not take their pleas.
He said that he needed advice from the Kaduna State Director of Public Prosecutions.
Emmanuel ordered that the defendants should be kept at a correctional centre pending the DPP’s advice.
He adjourned the case until Nov. 2 for mention.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. Chidi Leo, told the court that the suspects were arrested by policemen at a checkpoint on Zaria-Kaduna Road, on Sept. 4. The prosecutor told the court that the suspects conspired and hid the ammunition inside a gallon.
Leo said that the offences contravened the provisions of Section 243 of the Kaduna State Penal Code. www.