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Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday vowed that those responsible for the destruction of his farmland in Benue State will be apprehended and prosecuted.

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It would be recalled that hoodlums on Saturday razed Obasanjo’s mango farm in Howe community, Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State.

Naija News 247 learnt that the 140 hectares farm was burnt following possible disagreements with the locals over compensation for the land which was originally owned by the state government.

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The Gwer East Local Government Chairman, Emmanuel Ortserga, who confirmed the incident at the weekend said the fire was a deliberate act by hoodlums.

Reacting today in a press release by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo said: “the local and state governments, including the security agencies in the state, have taken up the issue, with a view to fishing out the perpetrators and prosecution”.

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The former President thanked those who had called him to show concern over the incident.

Meanwhile, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has ordered full-scale investigation in the fire incident.

Ortom insisted that no act of sabotage would be tolerated by the government, adding that his administration had a deliberate policy to encourage local and foreign investors, especially in the agricultural sector.

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The University of Calabar, UNICAL, on Wednesday said that the alleged kidnapper, John Ewa, popularly called “John Lyon” was not a graduate of the institution.

A statement issued in Calabar by the Registrar of the institution, Mr Gabriel Egbe, said that the university’s management stumbled on the media report with dissatisfaction and described it as fallacious.

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Recall that Ewa was arrested in connection with kidnapping activities by the Bayelsa Police Command and was subsequently paraded before the media.

“The said John Ewa was never a student of the university, neither did he graduate from the institution.

“We urge members of the public to discountenance any information linking John Ewa to our prestigious university,” Egbe said in the statement.

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Gunmen have attacked the Igangan Police station in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State.

Newsmen gathered that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Adebowale Williams, and his men are at the scene of the attack as of the time of filing this report.

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The incident happened last night with reports suggesting that a Divisional Crime Officer and a suspect who was in detention were killed in the process.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, had earlier confirmed the incident, saying the CP was on his way to the affected police station.

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Ibarapa has been in the news over clashes between farmers and herders.

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Rally: Court orders Peter Obi’s supporters not to converge at Lekki toll gate

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The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the Labour Party and its supporters not to converge at the Lekki toll gate for its #Obidatti23 Forward Ever Rally billed to hold on the 1st of October, 2020.

The court also directed the Inspector General of Police and the Lagos State Police Commissioner to ensure compliance with the order.

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Justice Daniel Osiagor made these orders today while ruling on a motion for injunction brought by 10 plaintiffs, who are asking the court to, among others, restrain the LP, its presidential candidate Peter Obi, his vice Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, one Julius Abure and their loyalists from holding the rally.

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The court also held that the while the rally cannot stop at the Lekki toll gate, it can pass through the venue to access Falomo Bridge and other venues at which the rally plans to meet.

A preliminary objection filed by the defendants seeking to stop the court from hearing the motion on the grounds that it lacked jurisdiction could however not been entertained as all parties to the suit had not been served.

The court adjourned hearing of the substantive suit to Nov 4th.

In the suit, 10 plaintiffs through their Romeo Ese Michael, Esq. are asking the court to, among others, restrain the LP, its presidential candidate Peter Obi, his vice Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, one Julius Abure and their loyalists from holding the rally, until the hearing and determination of their Motion-On-Notice of September 12, 2022.

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The plaintiffs are Adedotun Ajulo Esq., Salamatu Suleiman Lewi Esq., Hakeem Ijaduola, Esq., Ogunbona Akinpelu Esq., Owolabi K. Oluwasegun, Esq., Mogbojuri Kayode Esq., Wuyep Mantim Nadom Esq., Dimimu Mabel, Esq., Kolawole Salami, Esq. and Mr. Wale Abe Lawrence.

The 1st to 10th defendants are Obi, LP, Baba-Ahmed, Abure, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Commissioner of Police (Lagos State Command), Director-General (Department of State Services), Lekki Concession Company (LCC) Limited, Attorney-General of Lagos State and The Governor of Lagos State.

In the substantive suit, the plaintiffs are arguing among other things that a repeat or celebration of the “infamous” EndSARS protest of 2020 under the political guise of “#Obidatti23 Forward Ever Rally” will cause a breakdown of peace and will result in post-traumatic stress disorder for them and the public.

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