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I Never Saw Maddam And Oga Fighting-Witness In Alizee Death Tells Court

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As the trail of Danish man, Peter Nielson accused of killing his wife, Zainab Ali aka Alizee, and their four year old daughter, Petra, at their home in Banana Island continues, a witness has revealed that she never saw her bosses fighting.

During cross examination in the case sitting at the Igbosere High Court in Lagos, the househelp of the family, Evelyn Gimba, denied knowledge of any family disagreement.

Evelyn who spoke in Hausa and was translated,  told the court that she never saw her employers in any act of violence or rift.

”I never witnessed any violence between my madam (deceased) and the husband (defendant). They were always happy and I never saw Peter (defendant) in a drunken state.”

According to Evelyn, on the day of the incident, she was with the couple in their home and did not hear any noise of them fighting before getting up at 6.00 am to do her duties. She also said when she went into the Kitchen to begin her chores, she found out that the door wasn’t opening.

“I tried to open the door leading to the kitchen but it didn’t open so I went downstairs to the palour. I called one of the children’s number but it was switched off, I knocked at the door several times before it was opened for me. I then asked the girl that opened the door what type of sleep she was still sleeping up to that time. The girl then told me that my madam and her husband were fighting the previous night, I saw little bruises on the defendant’s forehead and hand when he came out from his room. I went to the children’s room for my duties and then l heard Peter shouting from the kitchen, ‘Jesus’.

She told the court that Nielsen came into the kitchen with the body of his wife and was tapping her so she can wake up and was calling Jesus as he also held on to the lifeless body of his daughter.

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The case has been adjourned till today October 10th for further hearing.

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Another Priest Escape Death In Enugu State

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A Catholic Priest identified as Fr. Chimezie Ani escaped death in Enugu State after he was attacked by gunmen.

 Fr. Ani was attacked by gunmen at Ugwuomu Emene, a suburb of Enugu metropolis, late in the evening on Thursday.
Confirming the attack, Fr. Benjamin Achi,  spokesman of the Enugu Diocese of Catholic Church said the priest escaped his assilants without any injury.
Achi said the gunmen were firing at an SUV jeep when the priest ran into them in his car
According to him, a haul of bullets hit the car of the priest but he escaped unhurt.
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Police Arrest Killers Of Fr. Offu

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The suspected killers of Enugu Catholic Priest, Fr. Paul Offu have been arrested by the police.
They were paraded at the Enugu State Police Headquarters on Friday.
According to the police, the suspects were identified as Ibrahim Adamu (25 yrs) from Taraba State and Idris Tobe (25 yrs).
Three other suspects, Garba Basulugu, Mohammed Lagu and Mojunpan Duna, were said  to be at large.
Fr. Offu was killed in Agbudu, Awgu LGA, Enugu State on August 1.
Briefing journalists at the Police Headquarters in Enugu on Friday, Sulaiman Balarabe, the Commissioner of Police, said two of the suspected killers of Fr. Offu were arrested in different locations at Abia and Benue State.
Balarabe said the police were trailing the remaining three suspects at large.
He said the suspects were also behind the kidnap of a traditional ruler, Igwe Sunday of Agbogugu town and his wife on August 4.
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Seized Properties: Former Governor Yari Drags EFCC To Court

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A former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, has dragged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to court.

Yari prayed the Federal High Court Abuja, to direct the EFCC to unseal his property located at Maitama, Abuja.

In an exparte motion brought by his Counsel, Mahmud Magaji, (SAN), he said the EFCC sealed the property contrary to the provision of the law. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the the Federal High Court Abuja had, earlier in the day, granted the ICPC leave to freeze some funds in Yari’s Zenith and Polaris Bank. Magaji, who said that the application was to ensure each government agencies operates within the confines of the law, urged the judge to invoke his power to direct the EFCC to remove the red inscription pasted on the house.”

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The former Zamfara governor said the EFCC has no right to seize his property without a court order.

He said the application was supported by 11-paragraph affidavit and also supported by a written address dated Aug. 16. ”We adopt same in urging your Lordship to grant our application as prayed,” he said.

The counsel argued that in as much as the applicant did not intend to prevent any government agency from performing its function, due process of the law must be followed in carrying out such duty. ”We urge your Lordship to direct parties to maintain status quo pending the determination of the suit,” Magaji said.

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Justice Taiwo Taiwo, who ordered that the case be heard during the vacation period, however adjourned the matter till August 19 for ruling.

Yari is being accused of allege corruption in his capacity as governor of Zamfara state.

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