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Nigeria: Kidnapped Ondo Lawyer Regains Freedom

March 2, 2018

Olumide Ilenusi, the lawyer kidnapped in Ondo State by gunmen has been freed, Sahara Reporters just learned.

Mr. Ilenusi was released on Friday by the abductors after spending a week in the captivity.

A family source confirmed his release to Sahara Reporters in a telephone chat in Akure. The source who pleaded anonymity, however, refused to disclose if a ransom was paid before Mr. Ilenusi was set free.

“Yes, he (Ilenusi) has regained freedom, and will soon be reunited with his family and members of the community. About the ransom, I cannot disclose that for now but what is more important is that our brother has been released,” he said.

Ilenusi was abducted on the bad portion of the notorious Oba Akoko road in the Akoko South Local Council Area of the state.

The 41-year-old lawyer was waylaid by and seized by the gun-wielding men on his way for a burial at a village in Oba.

His abductors had demanded a ransom of N2 million shortly after his kidnapped but later reduced the fund to N1 million.







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L’avocate Nalova Bih et le Dr Ojong, annoncés à Yaoundé parmi les leaders arrêtés au Nigeria, se trouvaient toujours au Nigeria entre les mains des forces de sécurité nigérianes et auraient été libérés hier.

(Comité de Libération des Prisonniers Politiques – CL2P Facebook)





Nigeria: LAW‘My worst moment was when police assaulted me’

February 12, 2018

She is an alumnus of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka where she obtained LL.B in 2014. Chiamaka Caroline Nwangwu, who was a victim of police brutality penultimate week, told JOHN CHIKEZIE how her journey into the profession of members of the wig and gown began

She is from Anambra state. Chiamaka Caroline Nwangwu obtained an LL.B degree from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 2014.
In 2015, she obtained her Barrister at Law and she was called to the Bar.
She said: “My name is Chiamaka Caroline Nwangwu. I am a native of Ajalli in Orumba North Local Government Area, Anambra State. I am from a very small family comprised my father, a retired broker, mother, a retired Administrator General of Public Trustee in Anambra State.
“My only brother, who is a medical doctor and my humble self, grew up and lived part of our lives in Onitsha. I attended All Saints’ Primary School and later proceeded to Federal Government Girls College, Onitsha for my post-primary education.
“I was called to the Bar in 2015 after my LL.B in 2014 from the prestigious University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNEC Campus.”

Embarrassing moment
Yes of course, but it’s part of the profession. My most awful moment was when I was assaulted and beaten up by police officers while attempting to secure my client’s bail. Although it was a terrible experience for me, it, however, made me stronger, broadened my legal knowledge and solidified my courage in the legal profession.
I only hope and will make sure that my colleagues, especially young lawyers like me do not face such embarrassment because such stories if not tackled will end up soiling our nobility. We can’t just be Intimidated while carrying out our duties at the Police Station.




Nigeria: Policemen brutalised, stripped me naked, female lawyer alleges

February 6, 2018

A female lawyer in Onitsha, Chiamaka Nwangwu, on Tuesday alleged that she was molested and stripped naked by some policemen at the 3-3 Division of the Anambra State Police Command while performing her official duty.

In a petition made available to our correspondent in Awka, Anambra State, the lawyer said some policemen at the station, on the instruction of the DPO, Jane Mbanefo, slapped her, stripped her naked and smashed her phone after inflicting injuries on her.

She maintained that after her torture, she was, under duress, asked to write an apology letter to the Police.

She said she went to the Police station on the prompting of her colleague in Abuja, who had called and pleaded with her to visit the station to help a younger brother who was detained over a misunderstanding with his landlord.





Nigeria: Lawyer: Policemen called me prostitute, beat, detained me

February 2, 2018

The drama between a lawyer, Miss Chiamaka Nwangwu, and a Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Mrs. Jane Mbanefo, which started last week, is definitely not over.
If anything, more facts are crawling out as Nwangwu insisted that she was called several names, including being called a prostitute by Mbanefo and her men, before being beaten and then locked up in a police cell.
Mbanefo, however, countered Nwangwu, insisting that the lawyer was lying. She stressed that nobody touched the lawyer, let alone beat her.
Our correspondent gathered that the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has already stepped into the matter and is presently carrying out an investigation.
Nwangwu said she was beaten by policemen at 3-3 Police Station, Onitsha, Anambra State, after she went to see a client. She also alleged that the NBA Chairman, Onitsha branch, Ikenna Okwudili, pressurised her into writing an apology letter to Mbanefo.
“I didn’t want to write the letter of apology, because I didn’t see reason to do that. I was the one that was abused,” she fumed.
Recollecting how the drama started, the lawyer said she was called from Abuja by a family friend to see about getting a client, Chukwudi, out of police detention. Chukwudi was arrested over an issue with his landlord.








Cameroon/Nigeria: News of Ambazonia leaders’ extradition to Cameroon throws South West Region in mourning

January 30, 2018

An atmosphere of grief and melancholy, Monday, January 29, 2018, enveloped the South West Region when the Minister of Communication, Issa Tchiroma Bakary, during a press conference in Yaounde, revealed that the Nigerian Government has finally handed over some Anglophones arrested in Nigeria to the Cameroon Government to face the music of law.

Among those extradited were leaders of the Interim Government of the Federal Republic of Ambazonia led by the President, Sisiku Julius Ayuk Tabe.

Tchiroma’s January 29 press conference finally shed light on the whereabouts of the leaders who were arrested at Nera Hotel in Abuja, Nigeria on Friday, January 5, 2018, and held incommunicado.

Before the Communication Minister’s outing on Monday, French media organs like France 24, TV 5 Monde, Vision 4 and other print media were already awash with reports that the Ambazonian leaders were already in Yaounde, while both the Government of Nigeria and that of Cameroon maintained sealed lips.

After Tchiroma’s confirmation, the hitherto busy South West Regional capital, Buea went dead. Most tax drivers in circulation grounded their cabs and the general mood of the Region was like a national day of mourning.

It would be recalled that Sisiku Ayuk Tabe, Dr. Nfor Ngala Nfor, Dr. Fidelis Nde Che, Dr. Henry Kimeng, Prof. Awasum, Dr. Cornelius Kwanga, Tassang Wilfred, Barrister Eyambe Elias, Dr. Ojong Okongho and Barrister Nalowa Bih, were arrested in Nigeria while they were holding a meeting to discuss about the plight of thousands of Anglophones who have fled to Nigeria as refugees in the wake of the socio-political crisis rocking the country.









https://www.journalducameroun.com/nigeria-avocat-demande-retour-de-47-detenus-extrades-cameroun/ (FRANCAIS)


Cameroon/Nigeria: Nigeria: Southern Cameroonians Demand Release of Leaders Detained in Nigeria

January 23, 2018

A Southern Cameroon group pushing for an independent state has asked the Nigerian government to release its leaders being detained by Nigeria’s Defence Intelligence Agency.

Julius Ayuk Tabe and 11 other leaders of the group were picked up by the DIA after they arrived Abuja for a meeting over two weeks ago.

The group has been outlawed by the government of Cameroon for seeking the break up of the Central African country.

In a statement on Tuesday signed by Chris Anu, as Secretary of Communications and IT, Federal Republic of Ambazonia, the group demanded the release of the detainees.

The statement said that “the Federal Government of Nigeria abducted the President of the Southern Cameroons Interim Gov’t, Sisikou Julius Ayuk Tabe, with 11 leaders of the Interim Government.”

The Anglophone Cameroonians led by Mr. Tabe declared the secession of south-west Cameroon as “Federal Republic of Ambazonia” in October 2017.

The group accused the Nigerian government of violating the fundamental human rights of their leaders,having allegedly kept them incommunicado and denied them access to lawyers and family members.

He gave their names of the detainees as: Sisikou AyukTabe Julius, Nfor Ngala Nfor, Fidelis Nde Che, Henry Kimeng, Augustine Awasum, Cornelius Kwanga, Barrister Nalowa Bih, Barrister Eyambe Elias, Tassang Wilfred, Ojong Okongho, Ogork Ntui and Shufai Blaise Berinyuy.