NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY SUN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [29 MARCH, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Sun Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 29 March, 2018.

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
A few hours after the Kogi State Police Command stunned the nation with news of the escape of Kabiru Seidu (aka Osama) and Nuhu Salisu (aka Small), who were charged along with Senator Dino Melaye and Mohammed Audu in a case of conspiracy and unlawful possession of prohibited firearm pending at the Federal High Court, Lokoja, and four other suspects, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has wielded the sledge hammer.

The IGP ordered the immediate removal of the Kogi State Commissioner of Police, CP Ali Janga and replaced him with Sunday Ogbu, who until, yesterday, was the CP, Federal Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

This is even as Melaye, the controversial senator representing Kogi West was declared wanted and placed on the INTEPOL watch list.

Apart for firing the Kogi CP, the IGP also ordered the transfer out of the state the Commander FSARS, the Divisional Police Officer ‘A’ Division, Lokoja and other police officers implicated in the escape of the two suspects that named Melaye as the supplier of guns and four others.

Idris’ action, according to a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, was informed by his dissatisfaction with the circumstances that trailed the escape of the two prime suspects and others from lawful police custody.

Seidu and Salisu were to be arraigned before a Lokoja Federal High Court alongside Melaye and Mohammed Audu, yesterday.

According to Moshood, in the statement: “Furthermore, on the order of the IGP, the IGP’s Intelligence Response Team and Special Tactical Squad, Personnel of the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department have already arrived in Kogi State to work with the police personnel in the state for immediate re-arrest of the escaped suspects. They are to also carry out detailed investigation into the escape and bring all those involved to justice.

“The Force wishes to implore the good people of Kogi State to remain calm and assist with useful information to the Joint Police Investigation Team. They can report any information they have on the escaped suspects to the nearest Police Station in the state or any other state in the country.”

The immediate former Kogi Police boss, CP Janga had earlier confirmed the escape of the suspects from police cell when he briefed newsmen in his office in Lokoja.

He said they escaped from the SARS cell at the ‘A’ Police division Lokoja at about 3.21am yesterday.

Janga who said he suspected “serious connivance” of his men in the escape revealed that one of the doors of the cell that was padlocked was broken and the iron bar hit with rod and hammer to pave way for their escape.

Janga who described it as “a constructive escape” said the police would declare Senator Melaye, Audu (Prince Abubakar Audu’s son) along with the escapee wanted and that their names had been sent for watch listing by the Interpol for immediate arrest anywhere they are.

He said all the 12  policemen on duty during the incident consisting of five SARS operatives and seven conventional police had been arrested and were being detained for interrogation and assured that whosoever was indicted in the case will be dealt with.

He assured the general public that the fleeing suspects will be re arrested and enjoined them to go about their lawful duties.

The Senate had last Tuesday set up a committee to look into the Melaye saga.

Meanwhile, Senator Melaye has threatened to sue the IGP if he failed to produce the two suspects.

The police had accused Melaye of arming the suspects for robbery and kidnapping.

Speaking on the floor of the senate, Melaye said instead of producing the suspects in court, the prosecutor asked the judge to issue an arrest warrant.

The senator said there were rumours that the suspects might have been killed. He, therefore, urged the police to produce them dead or alive.

“Mr. President, we were all supposed to appear before the Lokoja High Court this morning. My lawyers were in court at 9am and the case was called up and the prosecutor of the Nigerian police could not produce the two persons,” he said.

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
Imo state is arguably the centre of the Igbo nation. It shares borders with virtually all the eastern states/prefectures, excepting Ebonyi, possibly, and Anioma.

But since Sam Mbakwe, Imo has been riddled with the virus of bad governance and governors. The list is really endless. For instance, it was the flawed one-legged tenure of Ikedi Ohakim, the penultimate governor, that brought in Rochas Okorocha. Perhaps that is why Okorocha christened his gambit “the rescue mission.” Okorocha, it is important to state, was ferried from Abuja, where he was a trader and citizen, to come and run things in Imo State, where he is an indigene. That is, Okorocha was hired or self-hired himself as a plutocrat. For the foretold implications of plutocrats coming in as offshore and or as messiah-politicians, readers may see our “Economists as Assassins: The Nigerian Connection,” published by The Stone Press.

Now, Imo people are jubilant Okorocha will soon be down and out of Douglass House. But, somehow, what would have been a routine contest has taken a heated turn. And it is all due to the shenanigans of Okorocha. How? After ruling or misruling Imo for seven odd years, Okorocha has woken up with a plot to convert Imo, a municipal state, into his hereditary fiefdom.

Somehow magically, Okorocha has bent backwards to retrieve one of his peons, a near relation of his, to be his placeholder when he is constitutionally sacked from governance. The chap, Uche Nwosu, self-alleges he is the in-law of the governor. Point is, nobody envies Nwosu for his assembly line duty of manufacturing and making grand babies and heirs for his lord and in-law. But if the matter comes to turning our dear and glorious Umu Imo into slaves and tributaries of marital political sodomy, then we are all up in arms. Imo State shall never be made an empire of Okorocha and clan of jokers. Or any characters at all.

As we write, we have not been told any distinctions of Nwosu save that he shines bright under his father-in-law’s shadow only. And lest we forget, Nwosu’s interview (http://punchng.com/im-not-desperate-to-become-imo-gov-nwosu-okorochas-chief-of-staff/) was a complete disaster. At best, he exhibited undernourished logic, if not total ignorance. How, for instance, he says: “The deputy… is like a son to the first lady” [of Imo State].

Now, by records available, the deputy governor is much older than Ms Okorocha. The miracle of how a younger maiden can be a mother to an older man is a puzzle. Even more bizarre is the fact that official relatedness of the deputy to the governor and his connections is being bastardised. So, how a deputy governor will in official matters become like her son to an unelected and perhaps unelectable gubernatorial spouse is a complete humiliation and rape of the state. Has Imo State been so f–ked up that a deputy governor is being breast fed – literally – the devil asks?

And to further be informed in the same interview that it is actually the Okorocha Abuja outpost that is being imported to run Imo State is the worst I have heard with my ears since we fought and had Imo created.

Luckily, Imo a proud and free peoples, have taken it up to save themselves from the Okorocha pandemic. One, the Orlu Senatorial [Okorocha’s home constituency] Zone elders have abjured Okorocha and his inheritance. Two, candidates are flooding in to stop the Okorocha toxic alluvium from overwhelming Imo.

So, it is pretty fascinating to have some chaps rolling up their sleeves to humiliate Okorocha vote by vote. And next, throw his memories into the dust bin of history. It is a long list. There is the chap who runs ABC Motors, Nneji, there is Okey Eze, a former banker, etc, from APGA. And not to be beaten are in-house mutineers in APC. They are led by Senator Ararume and Madumere, the deputy governor himself. And from PDP are chaps like Emeka Ihedioha, etc.

What again was astonishing in the same interview was the reverence Nwosu showed by inputting God, the divine, endlessly. I was almost getting converted, till a friend who was hosting me drew my attention to a matter. Pointing from the window of his luxury home, he said Evans lived there and was a neighbour. “I knew Evans well, Jimanze,” he continued, “there was no day I met Evans that he did not call on God and the divine, more times than armed robbers strike at the innocent in Nigeria each day.” Which Evans, I asked. And he answered, “Evans the billionaire kidnapper.”

So, apparently one can also input that Evans and Nwosu are in good and excellent company. God, divinity, God, divinity, they are all words. And worse, could be masks. Evans has just been unmasked. Umu Imo ronu.

Again, Nwosu claims he is from Nkwerre Local Government. We can tell we have more equity in that local government than him. Besides issues of provenance, we were a part of the planned defense of Nkwerre in the early days of January 1970, against the Federal vandals, precursors to today’s herdsmen? Perhaps, Nwosu was then not even born. Which is no sin of his, by the way. It is just that it may be the fact. But the poser is: how can a kid who is just cutting his umbilical cord, come to mess up what we, his elders, have shed our blood to prevail? Point is, if Igbo are a democratic peoples, Nkwerre are the most Igbo of democrats.

Thu, 29 Mar 2018
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