A serving judge in Edo State, Justice Morrison Ighodalo, has passed away on late Monday after a brief illness.
Justice Ighodalo was the number three in the hierarchy of 31 judges in the state, NAN reports.
It was gathered that the death of Justice Ighodalo stalled all cases in the courts, as other judges, magistrates and presidents adjourned.
Speaking on Ighodalo’s death, the Edo Publicity Secretary of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Ogaga Emoghwanre, said the association was in a mourning mood.
“He was a renowned judge with an unflinching determination to always impact knowledge on one and all.
‘’We will greatly miss him. He was a jurist of no mean repute,” his statement read.
Edo Chief Judge, Justice Esther Edigin, held a meeting with the judges and later paid a condolence visit to Ighodalo’s family at Boundary Road in GRA, Benin.
Meanwhile, suspected gunmen have killed two police officers attached to “Operation Delta Safe” of the Delta State command along Ugbolu-Illah road in Oshimili North Local Government Area of the state.
The development was confirmed on Tuesday by the Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Ali, while speaking with newsmen in Asaba, on Tuesday.
Ali in his statement said the police, however, killed two of the gunmen but regretted that a stray bullet from the police killed an old woman during the gun battle with the hoodlums.
He further stated that the suspected gunmen took away the service rifles of the two police officer that were killed after the attack.
Source: Naija News
Lagos state government seals off supermarket for selling expired products (photos)
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu government of Lagos State has sealed off the Home Affairs Supermarket located at 21, Ijaye Road, Ogba.
Naija News understands that the Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA) on Thursday, February 25 announced on its official Twitter handle that it halted business operation at the store for displaying expired products for consumers to buy.
Conversing with reporters on the development, the General Manager of the agency, Afolabi Solebo Esq, said the supermarket was caught having expired products such as Kelloggs Krave (Chocolate Hazelnut) and Frozen foods, on their shelves, of which unsuspecting customers could visit for purchase.
Solebo said it is a wonder that despite several public campaigns and warnings by LASCOPA against such deadly and greedy acts, store managers still sell expired products to their customers, and offence which contravene the State government’s directives on the sale of unwholesome goods.
He said: “I, personally, discovered the expired items on the supermarket shelves on the 23rd of February, 2021, while on a routine check of supermarkets in the area. On discovering the expired products, I told the staff to remove the items from the shelves, which they did in my presence, only for the monitoring and enforcement team to go there the following day and discovered that the items have been returned to the promo shelf.”
Solebo reiterated that the agency had to seal off the Supermarket in the interest of the general consumers in the state, adding that LASCOPA would not fail to initiate litigation if retail shops and supermarkets do not stop displaying expired products for sale.
While charging consumers not to hesitate to report any supermarket or shops within the State where expired products are sold, Solebo enjoined residents to submit their complaints free of charge by visiting the office of LASCOPA at 2b, Soji Adepegba Close, off Allen Avenue, Ikeja or send correspondence to the Agency’s e-mail addresses: [email protected] and [email protected] for necessary action.
See the tweet below:
— Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency (@lasgcopa) February 25, 2021
Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency (@lasgcopa) has sealed Home Affairs Supermarket located at 21, Ijaye Road, Ogba for displaying expired products, such as Kelloggs Krave (Chocolate Hazelnut), Frozen foods, on their shelves for possible sale to unsuspecting consumers. pic.twitter.com/SMIfINVLOM
— CPSLagos (@officialCPS_Lag) February 25, 2021
Meanwhile, the Niger State chapter of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has arrested no fewer than eight suspected drug peddlers.
The state command revealed that it seized 603.24 kilogrammes of illicit drugs in different parts of the state in recent operations, Naija News reports.
LAUTECH ‘Lecturer’s’ Sex Tape Leaks
Ladoke Akintola University, LAUTECH, is back in the news due to a controversial development, with the sex tape of a ‘lecturer’ of the institution leaked on Twitter.
Recall that a student of the school was spotted in series of leaked sex footage a few weeks ago.
The institution while reacting to the development denied her being a student of the institution and condemned how the public had spoilt the name of the school.
“We don’t have anything to do with the lady you mentioned. There are many of them who did not even complete secondary school education but would go on social media to claim they are LAUTECH students,” the varsity had stated.
“We don’t know her. LAUTECH is a school for serious-minded students and staff and not her type.”
However, on Thursday, another footage was spotted on Twitter with a lot of users claiming that the lecturer works for LAUTECH.
A middle-aged man in a video was filmed by a third party having his way with a lady whose face was shielded.
Meanwhile, the varsity is yet to react as of the time of this report.
Just In: Admiral Aikhomu Dies Of COVID-19 Complications
A former Chief of Naval Administration Rear Admiral Joe Aikhomu (rtd) has died on Thursday morning of suspected COVID-19 complications.
Naija News understands the former Naval chief passed away at the age of 65.
The late Aikhomu who until his death was the chairman of Ocean Marine Solutions (OMS) is the younger brother of former Military Vice President, Admiral Augustus Aikhomu (rtd).
He was also a member of the investigative panel on arms procurement between 2007 and 2015 which was set up by President Muhammadu Buhari during his first tenure.
His death is reported to have caused a big blow to the navy community who regard him as a fine officer with unparalleled information on maritime operations and logistics in the Gulf of Guinea.
May his soul rest in peace.