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Nigeria: Lagos court orders NIA former DG, Wife’s arrest over Ikoyi cash.

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The Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday has ordered the arrest of the sacked Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayodele Oke, and his wife, Folashade.

Justice C.J. Aneke said the couple should be arrested “anywhere they are sighted in the world.”

The judge made the order following an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.



The EFCC had charged the couple before the court in connection with the sums of  $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23,218,000 (totalling N13bn) it recovered from Flat 7B Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos linked to them.

The Okes had initially been scheduled for arraignment last Friday but the anti-graft agency failed to produce them in court. The matter was then adjourned till Wednesday.

But again on Wednesday, the EFCC also failed to bring them to court. The prosecuting counsel for the EFCC, Rotimi Oyedepo, told the judge that the anti-graft agency had difficulty locating the ex-NIA DG and his wife.

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He said the EFCC operatives had gone to look for them in all their known addresses to serve them with the charge sheet, but the couple was nowhere to be found.

The judge gave the prosecutor 24 hours to bring a proper application for the couple’s arrest.

Upon making the application on Thursday, Justice Aneke made an order for the arrest of the Okes.

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The judge held, “I have carefully considered the application for the arrest of the persons mentioned herein and I am convinced beyond reasonable doubt that the said application is meritorious. Accordingly, the application is hereby granted as prayed.

 I hereby order that Ambassador Ayodele Oke and his wife, Folashade Oke, be arrested anywhere they are sighted in the world.”

He adjourned till March 8, 2019 for the defendants to be produced before him for their arraignment.

There had been online reports suggesting that the ex-NIA DG and his wife have left the country.

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Dutch police officer kills two family members, self

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A Dutch police officer shot and killed two family members and himself at a home in the city of Dordrecht on Monday evening, a police source said.

A fourth relative was injured, said the source, who could not be identified because the investigation was ongoing.

“Three people were killed in the shooting incident in Dordrecht’s Heimerstein (neighborhood). One person was seriously injured,” according to the official police statement on Twitter.

Emergency response teams were at the scene and a home in the neighborhood had been cordoned off.

Dordrecht Mayor Wouter Kolff said on Twitter there had been “a very serious shooting incident” and that he was heading to the scene.

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Brazilian police sniper gun down Rio bus hacker

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Reuters – Brazilian security forces in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday shot dead a man who hijacked a bus on a bridge across Guanabara Bay and took 37 people hostage, in a dramatic end to an incident that underlined the city’s daily grind of violence.

The hijacking began around 5 a.m. local time when a masked man commandeered a commuter bus on the bridge connecting Rio with the city of Niteroi. The man took 37 people in the bus hostage before freeing six of them, officials said.

About four hours later, the hostage-taker walked out of the bus, flung a backpack toward police and then fell to the ground as he tried to reenter the vehicle, TV images showed. Police officials said he was shot by a police sniper. They did not provide other details on the hostage-taker.

All hostages emerged from the bus unharmed.

“Congratulations to the Rio de Janeiro police for the successful action that ended the bus hijacking on the Rio-Niteroi bridge this morning,” President Jair Bolsonaro wrote on Twitter. “The criminal was neutralized and no hostage was injured. Today, no family-member of an innocent person will be in tears.”

Bolsonaro, a far-right former federal congressman who represented the state of Rio de Janeiro for nearly three decades, has long advocated that police take a tougher line in the face of years of rising crime. In 2015, he said Brazil’s military police should “kill more people.” Since taking office in January, he has sought to broaden access to guns and pushed measures to protect police if they kill on the job.

Although the number of murders in Rio has fallen sharply in recent months, the city’s police have killed 15% more people so far this year compared to the same period in 2018. A total of 881 people, or nearly five per day, died at the hands of police between January and June, putting it on track to be the highest number since records began in 2003.

This week’s bus hijacking also highlighted a grim reality of life in Rio, where many use specialized apps to safely navigate their way past daily gun battles between police, drug gangs, and vigilante militias comprised of current and former cops.

Local media reported the unidentified hijacker was armed with a plastic gun but there was no official confirmation. Hans Moreno, a passenger on the bus, told Globo News the hijacker had a pistol and a knife, and never explained to passengers the reasons for his actions.

As the hijacking ended, Rio’s Governor Wilson Witzel arrived by helicopter and bounded across the bridge to hug police involved in killing the hijacker.

Witzel, a close ally of Bolsonaro who also took office in January, says police should kill anyone with a rifle, and has ordered snipers to fire on suspects from helicopters.

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In an interview with journalists at the scene, Witzel celebrated the outcome but lamented the death of the hijacker.

“We don’t want anyone to die, but … the police will act rigorously and will not be lenient with those who endanger other people’s lives,” he said, while also defending his previous arguments in favor of police shooting anyone with a rifle.

“Some people do not always understand that police work sometimes has to be this way. If they had not shot this criminal, many lives would not have been spared,” he said.

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