N10 Billion Bribery Allegation: Senate Confronts IGP And Other Newspaper Headlines Today

Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Ibrahim Idris, yesterday told a Senate ad-hoc committee investigating allegations leveled against him that he would not respond to questions. According to the Daily Sun the IGP, who appeared in company with his lawyer, Alex Izinyon, at about 2:30pm, told the committee, headed by Senator Francis Alimikhena, that since the case was already in court it would be sub judice for him to respond to questions from lawmakers.

Still on the IGP’s response to the Senate, Independent headline reads; IGP To Senators: I won’t Answer Your Questions. This according to the media firm is following the heated arguments at the Senate on Wednesday when the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, appeared before the ad-hoc committee investigating allegations of corruption leveled against him by Senator Isha Hamman Misau, the committee sitting as adjourned indefinitely. The IGP, who has a running battle with Misau, representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District, refused to answer any of the questions posed to him by the investigative panel, insisting that the matter is before the court.

The Guardian had its perspective about the IGP with its headline reading IGP Rejects Senate’s Probe Over Misau’s Allegations. Speaking further on his reasons to not respond to the Senate’s probe, the newspaper informed its readers that Idris who appeared in the company of his Lawyer, Alex Izinyon, around 2:30 pm, told the Senate committee headed by Francis Alimikhena that since the case for which the investigation was ordered was already in court, it would be subjudice for him to respond to any queries from the lawmakers.

Nigerian Tribune had a punchier headline reading; I’m Not Here To Answer Your Questions, IGP Tells Senate Panel. Ibrahim Idris supported his stand on not responding to the Senate panel when he cited Order 53(5) of the Standing Rules which states that: “Reference shall not be made to any matter on which a judicial decision is pending in such a way as might, in the opinion of the President of the Senate, prejudice the interest of parties thereto”. He further informed the Senators at the hearing that “I will not make any oral comment or answer any question in respect of the allegations, in view of various civil and criminal cases pending in the law courts, more especially when the senator has already been arraigned in court in respect of this matter”.

The Punch’s headline this morning takes us to the Controversy Over Alleged $1.4m Scam In Defense Ministry. In details, there was controversy on Wednesday over a contract deal totaling $1.4m awarded by the Ministry of Defense for a United Nations project. An online report alleged that the Minister of Defense, Brig. Gen. Munir Dan-Ali, and three senior officials of the ministry were involve in messy scandal, the Defense ministry spokesman Col. Turkur Gusau, said the contract in question followed due process.

Unfair Appointments, Resource Allocation Breed Crises- Sultan heads the Vanguard today. Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of Nigeria Supreme Council On Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sa’ad ABUBAKAR III, yesterday warned against any injustice in appointment and allocation of resources in the country, saying such actions are capable of breeding crisis and disunity in the society.  This is even as President of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Reverend Sampson Ayokunle, said marginalization is one major issue forcing some people of the Eastern extradition, under the aegis of Biafra, to seek separation from the Nigerian Federation and asked the government to address their grievances.

Lastly The Nation speaks on the Budget 2018: Better Days Are Coming, Say Experts. They further revealed there is optimism in the land over the 2018 budget. The hope of a better time is based on the fact tha economic indicators have improved. Crude Oli prices are rising and the naira exchange rate us stabilizing; the future looks bright for the economy, frontline analyst Ayo Teriba said yesterday.

Nigeria: 32 Students Massacred in Adamawa

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At least 32 students of the Federal Polytechnic, Mubi, Adamawa State, northeast Nigeria, have been killed.

Though our correspondent said they were massacred on Monday night by a rival student group ahead of their election, the BBC quotes the police as saying that at least 20 students were killed, without stating who actually killed them.

A lecturer also told the BBC that at least 40 students were killed last night. While the AFP reported 26 dead, quoting a military official. “For now, we have 26 confirmed dead,” said the official of the shooting in the town of Mubi. “Fifteen are injured and are being taken to the hospital… The military has taken over control of the area,” added the official, who requested anonymity as he was not authorised to release casualty figures.

Sources told P.M.NEWS today that trouble began in the school at about 2 p.m. on Monday when the two rival students’ groups who were about conducting an election of their union leaders began to accuse each other of revealing their secrets to security agents.

It was gathered that there was a strong disagreement between the two rival groups which compelled the school’s authorities to invite armed policemen from the Mubi Police Divisional Headquarters to maintain peace in the school.

According to sources, the two groups accused each other of revealing the source of their arms and ammunition to the Joint Military Task Force which raided Mubi town and discovered large arms cache in the area about two weeks ago.

P.M.NEWS gathered that unknown to the security agents, the two groups went back to their houses to replenish their armoury in preparedness for a showdown.

A student of the Polytechnic, who did not want his name mentioned, told our correspondent that the problem began at about 9 p.m. yesterday at Anwan Samiya area, a student dominated settlement located close to the institution, when the two groups engaged each other in a bloody shoot-out from 9 p.m. till 4 a.m. today.

The sources added that when the sound of gun shots subsided this morning, at least 32 students were reportedly killed while several others were seriously injured and were receiving treatment at Mubi General Hospital.

A police source told P.M.NEWS this morning that a team of armed Mobile policemen have been drafted from Adamawa Police Command to maintain law and order in Mubi, adding that a 12 noon to 6am curfew has been imposed on Mubi town.

Efforts by P.M.NEWS to get a confirmation from the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Netan did not yield a positive result as he only told P.M.NEWS on phone that he was attending a serious security meeting and that he would call back later.

The BBC version had it that at least 20 students were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Mubi, north-eastern Nigeria, quoting a police source.

The attack happened at a student hostel away from the Federal Polytechnic Mubi campus, the source said.
A lecturer told the BBC that more than 40 students had been killed but there has been no official comment.

The reported killing comes days after a major operation against the Boko Haram militant group in the town.

The lecturer, who did not want his name to be used, told the BBC’s Hausa service that the students were asked to say their names after lining up.

He says it is not clear why some were killed and others spared – some of those killed were Muslims.
“Everybody is scared and staying indoors now,” he said.

He added that students were now leaving the town, many with tree branches over their cars- a traditional sign of neutrality in Nigeria.

Mubi is in Adamawa state, which has a mixed Muslim and Christian population and borders Borno state, where Boko Haram came to prominence in 2009, staging an uprising in the state capital, Maiduguri.
Boko Haram has not yet commented on the Mubi attacks.

It is fighting to establish Islamic law in Nigeria and has killed more than 1,000 people in numerous attacks across northern and central areas this year.

About two weeks ago, a combined team of military and policemen from the Adamawa military barracks raided Mubi town and arrested over 140 people and recovered large arms and ammunition from the students of the Polytechnic and several others.

In January 36 Igbo traders were killed in Mubi after the expiration of Boko Haram deadline for southerners to leave the region.

Seventeen Christian mourners were also killed in Mubi in January 2012. Recently a curfew was imposed in the town before it was later lifted after normalcy was restore by security agencies.

—Ben Adaji/Jalingo

Nigeria at 52: True federalism, solution to Nigeria’s myriad problems – Aregbesola

NIGERIA -OSUN FLAGS at 52

Governor of the State of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has said that true fiscal federalism remains the only panacea to the nation’s multi-faceted socio-political problems.

This was contained in his anniversary message as the nation celebrates its 52 years of independence.

Aregbesola, in the message signed by the Director, Bureau of Communications and Strategy, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, said the irreducible minimum is for the nation to operate a true federal structure, which is the long-lasting solution to the nation’s protracted problems.

He stated that a situation in which constitutional provisions are ignored in high administrative offices could only engender injustices and conflicts, which are unnecessary but occasioned by flagrant disrespect for the laws of the land.

Besides, Aregbesola observed that there is need for more powers to devolve from the centre; hence a review of some sections of the constitution to pave way for true federalism.

He cited section 7 (1) of 1999 constitution, which expressly states that it is the duty of the state government, subject to Section 8(3), (5) and (6)), to ensure the existence of the local government councils under the law, thus providing for the establishment, structure, composition, finance and functions of such councils.

He averred that this power to create is not an absolute one the moment it is subject to an Act of National Assembly amending Section 3 and Part 1 of the First Schedule of the Constitution, failing which any new local government area created by any state government remains inchoate and not properly constituted.

“This is a classic example of constitutional anomaly, where a provision confers rights on the one hand and a subsequent one takes it away with whim in another moment. The provisions thus vest the creation of new local governments in both state and Federal Government, where both are expected to exercise separate but complementary roles in order to bring a local government into existence.

“Such contradictions have made it impossible for states to singlehandedly create local more local governments. This is certainly incongruous and antithetical to the spirit and letter of federal constitution,” Aregbesola said.
The Governor noted that security challenges, infrastructure decay, weak national institutions are all products of what he described as a bogus system and concentration of power at the centre.

He advised that a comprehensive legal framework be put in place by the National Assembly so as to ensure political stability and uniformity in all tiers of government throughout the federation.

He noted that for the country to realize its full potential, there must be recourse to the practice of true federalism without which no meaningful progress could be made economically, socially or politically.

AKEREDOLU Exposed Mimiko At Debate – By Tayo Alasoadura

Gov Mimiko

Everyday for the Thief, but one day is for the Owner. On Friday night, Dr Mimiko went to market but returned with Shame and rejection by the disappointed spectators during the NEDG question and answer debate.

As opined and predicted by Mimiko on april 8,2007 at NTA campaign interview that its failure that makes governors of Ondo State to aim to re-contest for another term, unknowingly for Mimiko, that shame was patiently waiting for him.

It is really disappointing for a sitting Governor who claim he would do all what the former Governor of the state, Dr Agagu could not. Dr Mimiko can’t even politely convinced the spectators present at the debate venue and those at home on provision of dividend of democracy.

It was just a blah blah blah outing for the Labour Party Candidate, whose deputy refused to make himself available for the same NEDG deputy governor’s debate. Dr Mimiko could not even apologise un behalf of his deputy. Ondo State people were not fools. All the Labour Party gimmicks are exposed and no longer working.

More so, this man (Dr Mimiko) who relegated any attempt to come for a second term during his electioneering campaign in 2007 . See what one’s past can do!

All his (Dr Mimiko) atrocities has been exposed before the people of the stat and Nigerians on the AIT and other TV stations.

Some even now tagged him fight fight Governor

Among the listed atrocities of Dr Mimiko are:

  1. For 4yrs Mimiko was unable to attract one single investor to Ondo State and over N1.5Billion was spent for foreign trips to shop for investors.
  2. Mimiko borrowed 50Billion Naira at 25 percent interest rate while other state governments borrowed between 13 to 16 percent rate.
  3. Over N650Billion has been collected and spent from federation account.
  4.  N41Billion left by Agagu government has been wasted by Mimiko.
  5.  Mimiko has collected N14Billion as Security Votes. Over 3yrs,
  6. Mimiko kept, on promising to bring our people to the paradise but today only Mimiko, wife, family and friends including some of his cabinet members are richer from our common resources and our people are in abject poverty.
  7. Now that Dr Mimiko, the governorship candidate under the Labour Party is scheming for another term despite his acclaimed integrity that the people now know is not, it is obvious that Mimiko has a very big RETROGRESSIVE plans to cripple Ondo State with unemployment, lack of investment, no housing scheme for the civil servants/poor, no industrialization drive and no local govt election.

Therefore, it is now discerning to all and sundry that Dr Mimiko cannot be entrusted with our resources again, let us replace him by voting him out of office with somebody with integrity, fear of God and a man without BLEMISH!

Bar. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu is one of the masses, he is dinning wining with the poor, no doubt Aketi is one of the poor that we have long been yearning for. Yes, Aketi is the bridge between the poor masses, elites and the government.
May God help Ondo State from the present government who is gradually taking away our freedom and heritage for servitude.

Please let’s think!

Think Aketi!
Think A. C. N!
Vote AKETI!
Vote A. C. N!

Bomb Blast In Kaduna: Female Boko Haram Member Arrested; 20 Houses Down

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Heavy gun fighting raged in Zaria, Kaduna State on Sunday afternoon after an explosion occurred at a house used by Boko Haram terrorists who were planning to carry out an attack in the city today was raided.

Olufamous.com also gathered from credible sources that JTF operatives detonated a heavy explosive planted by the dreaded sect, which resulted in the destruction of about 20 houses in the Gaskiya residential area of Zaria.

One person has been reportedly killed in the gun fighting, after a combined team of soldiers and policemen overpowered the terrorist and arrested a female member of the sect.

Nigerian Army Depot PRO, Captain Abdullahi Ibrahim, confirmed the fighting between JTF operatives and Boko Haram fighters.

As at the time of reporting, a source told Olufamous.com that gun fighting was still on

Culled from Olufamous.com

New Head of Service emerges in Osun through democratic process

New HOS, Mr Sunday Olayinka Owoeye being congratulated by Ogbeni rauf Aregbesola, Governor of the Sate of Osun

*As Aregbesola swears in 29 Permanent Secretaries

In what has gone down in history as the first of its kind, a new Head of service has emerged in the State of Osun through a democratic process involving civil servants in the state who voted for his emergence.

The new Head of Service, who emerged through the process is Mr. Sunday Olayiwola Owoeye, just as the Governor of the State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, charged the newly appointed Permanent Secretaries and the Head of Service to rededicate themselves to the service of people.

While swearing in the new HOS and the 29 newly appointed Permanent Secretaries, Aregbesola said that for the first time in the history of the service, the government has introduced merit and professionalism as the basis of appointment and career advancement, adding that the new system has come to stay.

Aregbesola stated that initially when promotion examination was introduced as the basis for promotion, many civil servants kicked against it.

“We also realised that given the trend in public administration in the modern world, there is a yawning need for reprofessionalization of our service. Our first task in this endeavour is the process of your emergence as Permanent Secretaries and Head of Service.

He however noted that the appointment is not and should not be considered as a gift or reward but a clarion call to serve the people and government in the state.

He said by the appointment is not a call for sycophancy or conspiracy but rather to serve diligently and professionally in whatever position they find themselves.

He said: “I must let you know, however, that this appointment is not a reward or gift – it is a call to service. In the real sense, you are civil servants who are indeed called to serve the people. You must therefore live up to the billing of your name by serving with honour and integrity without being servile.

“Your appointment is not a call to sycophancy and supine conspiracy. I have no personal agenda and do not intend to cultivate personality cult.

“My emergence is by divine appointment and my unmistakable mission is to serve the people. I cannot do this alone. You are the executing arm of this mission, the sharp edge of my weapon.

“Indeed, by your training and tradition, this is what you should give to any transient political authority that docked at this port.”

He enjoined the new appointee to always allow merit, excellence, thorough professionalism be their watchword and do their work as professionals.

While charging them to be courteous and humane without compromising integrity, he averred that despite the fact that professionalism has been lost in the past, he charged them to emulate legends of the Civil Service like Simeon Adebo, Udoji, Tejumade Alakija, Fola Ighodalo, Adeyemi Bero and others, who have left indelible marks in the Civil Service.

The new HOS in his remark, advised the civil servants to continue to learn in the discharge of their duties as he will ensure that the meritocratic system employed in his emergence will continue to be in place.

He noted that with the new system used for the appointment of the new HOS, Aregbesola has put the state on a path of glory.

Osun approves new list of Permanent Secretaries

Osun FlagThe Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has approved the list of the newly approved/appointed Permanent Secretaries in the state services.

The Head of Service will emerge via an electoral process, where civil servants of GL 14 and above will elect three of the newly approved Permanent Secretaries for the Governor to select one of them as the HOS.

Below is the list the new Permanent Secretaries:

LIST OF NEW PERMANENT SECRETARIES:

 S/N  NAMES Cadre   
1 Owoeye S. Olayinka Admin Civil Service
2 Akinyemi A. Obafemi Admin Public Service Pension
3 Oluwadamilare M. Oyeleke Admin MLGCA
4 Adewumi S. Adelowo Admin MYSSN
5 Adegoke Kayode Admin State Planning Commission
6 Aina S. Ayanleye Admin Finance
7 Olajide S. Festus Admin GS
8 Adesina K. Olajide Admin Parastatal
9 Aduroja O. Richard Engineer MIS
10 Adeagbo O. Nurudeen Engineer MoW
11 Kolawole F. Adesina Education Officer SUBEB
12 Olorunsogo O. Olusegun Sci. Officer Environment
13 Arc. Ojo E. Adewale Architect MLPUD
14 Fawole C. Olufemi Education Officer HRCB
15 Pharm. Ajayi O. M.  * Pharm. HMB
16 Dr. Adeyinka O. Eso * Med. DTC Cabinet
17 Dr. Oladele T. Olalekan Medicine MoH
18 Adewemimo A. Abiola * Law Solicitor- General
19 Oyeniran M. Bamidele Admin OSHA
20 Odediran S. Soladoye Agric. Officer MAFS
21 Olaluwoye Dayo Admin RISD
22 Olayode S. O. Admin Commerce
23 Oyeniran L. Oyelade Admin MoE
24 Olayinka M. O. Admin TEPO
25 Bello S. Olajumoke (Mrs) * Education Officer HATC
26 Kolawole O. Olufunke * Education Officer MWASD

LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICE: NEW PERMANENT SECRETARIES

S/N NAME POST
1 Agbedahunsi A. Abimbola LGSC
2 Afolabi K. Aliu Pension
3 Dr. Oyebade G. Festus Housing Loan

TEACHING SERVICE: NEW PERMANENT SECRETARIES/TUTOR-GENERALS

S/N NAME POST
1 Buari R. Kola East
2 Adisa Olabamiji West
3 Dr. Obisesan B. Tunbosun Central

Accolades As Diekola marks 56th Birthday

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The Speaker of the State of Osun House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Najeem Salam alongside the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Akinrogun Sunday Akere as well as top politicians across the state, have described one of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) leaders in the state, Alhaji Fatai Diekola Oyedele as an Icon, a revolutionary and seasoned politician who has weathered all kinds of political storms in his career.

The Speaker, who led other government functionaries to the prayer session organized to mark the 56th birthday anniversary of Alhaji Diekola said that he is a gift to human race who always demonstrate the spirit of sportsmanship.

Akinrogun Akere in his prayer wished the celebrant sound health and many more years of prosperous and purposeful leadership describing him as a leader who leads by example and one who is truthful, modest and generous.

Also speaking at the programme, the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Wale Afolabi, Commissioner for Home Affairs, Culture and Tourism Alhaji Shikiru Ayedun, Alhaji Olamolu Kehinde among others described Alhaji Diekola as a leader who always work towards the actualization of reality in the State of Osun.

Osun Set To Create 27 New Local Governments, Aregbesola says: “We will adhere to all constitutional requirements”

MAP OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS OSUN

* As committee recommends 27 new LG’s, 2 new Area Offices.

The Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, on Wednesday assured on the readiness of the state to adhere to all constitutional provisions in the process of creating new local governments areas in the state.

While saying that the state is not out to confront the Federal Government on the issue of Local Government creation, the governor lamented what he believed have been the unfair considerations that had hallmarked the process of creating states and local governments in the past.

This was just as the committee saddled with the creation of more Local Governments in the state of Osun recommended 27 new LGs and 2 Area Offices.

The governor stated this while receiving the report of Osun Local Government Areas Creation Committee at the Governor’s Office in Abeere, Osogbo.

Aregbesola noted that the state will do everything possible under the constitution of Nigeria to create Local Governments that will meet all required standards, stating that the basis for the exercise was the genuine desire and consent of the people of Osun.

In his words, “We are simply not ready to confront anybody or the Federal Government, but we are working on the constitution to grant the wishes of our people. Osun will be the first to constitutionally create local governments. We will create councils that will meet all constitutional requirements.

“The difference between what we are seeking to do from others is that, we have not in, any way influenced this. It is the genuine desire of the people for self-government or expression of having control of their own affairs.” The governor stated.

Aregbesola held that Nigerians must not be deceived that the structure that they have all over the country were derived from the genuine and consent of the people who are entrapped in various states and local governments in the country.

The governor averred that the creation of local governments according to the amended 1999 Constitution, the creation of LGs is totally in the hands of the states through the State House of Assembly.

According to Aregbesola, “The only mention of LG in our constitution is the nature of the government and not a tier of government. Local governments can never be a unit of the federation outside the state. It is a contradiction that LG is a tier of government in our own federalism.”

Earlier in his address, the Chairman, Osun Local Government Areas Creation Committee, Prof. Mojeed Alabi, said the subsequent decisions of the Supreme Court have deepened their current understanding of the Federal-State relationship in Nigeria that justifies the State of Osun taking the struggle father from where Lagos stopped.

The chairman urged the state to prepare a bill for a law of the state House of Assembly to be duly passed and assented to by the governor to empower the state to distribute the funds domiciled in the state Joint Local Government Account among all the LG in the state, including the newly created.

According to Alabi, “The state government of Osun should create Local Government Areas and not Local Government Development Areas in line with the decision of the Supreme Court of Nigeria that such Local Government Areas have come into legal existence once a bill to such effect is passed by the state House of Assembly and assented to by the Governor.

“The State of Osun should activate its legal machinery and strengthen the same in anticipation of the legal battles in order to enforce its right under the constitution, including the possibility of getting the National Assembly to perform its legislative duty of amending the relevant section.” The chairman enthused.

Prof. Alabi urged the government of Osun to work tirelessly for the search for viable constitution for the country that will be based on value of true federalism, anchored on the promotion of regional diversity in a united and strong Nigeria.

News Flash: Osun Appoints New Permanent Secretaries

OMOLUABI BREAKING NEWS

Breaking News just reaching us indicates that the Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has just approved the appointment of about 26 new Permanent Secretaries, in line with the goal of professionalizing the Civil Service. This step will lead to the emergence of a new Head of Service (HOS) to replace the former who recently retired… The details of the news will be furnished soon…

Ex IGP Ehindero Docked And Remanded In Kuje Prisons Over N558m Fraud

Embattled former Inspector General of Police, Mr. Sunday Gabriel Ehindero and a former Commissioner of Police in charge of Budget under his administration , Mr. John Obaniyi were on last Friday arraigned before an Abuja High Court for allegedly misappropriating about N558 million belonging to the Police force while in office.

The two accused persons were ordered by the trial judge, Justice Mudashiru Oniyangi to be remanded in Kuje prison until they perfect their N10m bail condition.

Their arraignment followed the dismissal of an application they filed asking the court to strike out the amended 6-count charge preferred against them by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for want of jurisdiction.

Ehindero and Obaniyi had last month told the judge that the amended charges slammed against them constitute an abuse of court process and that the proof of evidence does not link them to the offences allegedly committed.

They both asked the court to also set aside the leave granted the prosecution to file the amended charges for lack of competence.

Ruling on their applications the court held that there is sufficient evidence and prima facie to warrant granting the prosecution leave to arraign the former Police boss and his accomplice adding that the court has the jurisdiction to exercise jurisdiction and entertain the suit.

Consequently, Justice Mudashiru Oniyangi dismissed the application and ordered that the accused be arraigned based on the amended charges. Ehindero and Obaniyi however pleaded not guilty to the six-count charge slammed against them by the anti-graft agency.

After pleading not guilty to the charges, counsel to Ehindero, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) urged the court to grant the former IG bail on self-recognition as a former Inspector General of Police, a very senior member of the Bar and a holder of the Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR) honour and added that Ehindero will never abscond from justice.

In the same vein, the second accused person, through his counsel asked the court to admit him to bail on self-recognition.

The prosecution did not oppose the application for the bail of the accused persons but asked the court to impose conditions that would ensure that they show up to face their trial.

Ruling on the bail application, Justice Oniyangi, while dismissing the oral application for bail on self recognition, admitted the accused persons to bail in the sum of N10 million each and a surety who must swear to an affidavit of means.

He further ordered that the accused persons be remanded at the Kuje Prison until the next adjourned date of November 12, 2012 if they failed to meet up the bail condition.

In the amended charge Ehindero and the former commissioner of police in charge of budge at the force headquarters were alleged to have conspired with one another between the months of May and November, 2006 and used their position to confer corrupt advantages upon themselves by placing the sum of N300 million out of the N558 million donated to the Nigeria Police Force by the Bayelsa state Government for the procurement of arms, ammunition and riot control equipment, in a fixed deposit account at Wema Bank Plc where it yielded an interest of N9.8 million for them.

Ehindero and Obaniyi were also alleged to have placed another N200 million out of the Bayelsa state Government donation to the Force, in a fixed deposit account at Intercontinental Bank Plc where an interest of N6.5 million was yielded for them. They allegedly converted all the interests that accrued from these fixed deposits to their personal use.

The duo are also accused of making false statement to ICPC that the sum of N16.412 million was expended on operational duties of the officers of the Nigeria Police Force.