The court affirmed the earlier decision of the National/State House of Assembly Election Tribunal sacking the lawmaker.
The lead judge of the three-man panel Justice I. G. Mbaba, who delivered the judgment, said the appeal by the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and Christopher Adaji, lacks merit.
Mbaba upheld the decision of the Tribunal and return of Adaji by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the winner of the 2019 Ohimini State Constituency election.
The court further held that the findings of the Tribunal has not been appealed.
“I find no merit in this appeal,” Justice Mbaba held and consequently dismissed the same.
He directed the INEC to conduct a fresh election in the two polling units within 90 days as earlier ordered by the Tribunal.
The court awarded the cost N200, 000.00 only in each of the appeals against the appellants as cost.
Bayelsa poll: Another Police Inspector confirmed dead following Nembe shooting
Members of the PDP were attacked on Wednesday, at King Koko Square, venue of a PDP rally In Ogbolomabiri, Nembe.
The PDP has blamed the attack on the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), with Senator Duoye Diri, the governorship candidate for Saturday’s election, calling on President Muhammad Buhari to declare a state of emergency on Bayelsa volatile areas.
The body of the Police Inspector, whose name was not disclosed, has since been deposited at the Nembe General Hospital.
Another of his colleagues, Mr. Ododomu was luckier as he survived the attack with gunshot wounds on his leg.
Two other policemen who were at the aborted PDP rally, are said to be critically injured and are battling to survive.
Several other people are reportedly missing with growing worries from unconfirmed reports that the thugs ripped open the stomach of their victims and threw them into the nearby river.
Medical personnel have been battling to save lives of the victims at the Specialists Hospital and Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa.
As at Friday, 39 of the injured have been discharged on follow up, while 47 are still on admission, with 32 at the Federal Medical Centre and 15 still gasping for breath at the Specialist Hospital, Yenagoa.
Six women arrested for trafficking minors in Jigawa
Deputy Director State Hisba command Malam Yunusa disclosed this to Daily Post in Dutse.
He explained that the children were taken from villages in Roni local government areas of Jigawa state.
Yunusa said the suspects were arrested while attempting to traffic children to Abuja, Bauchi and Kano states respectively.
He said the victims were all girls and their age is ranging from nine, ten to eighteen year old.
Yunusa said three of the women were indigenes of Roni local government in Jigawa while the others were from Kunci local government area in Kano state.
The suspects were taken to Jigawa state police command for further investigations.
Spokesperson Jigawa state police command SP Abdu Jijiri confirmed the arrest to Daily Post.
He said the case is still under investigation.
Man nabbed for allegedly killing student in Kaduna
The incident occurred in the school premises on Thursday at about 11 am when the suspect, Sani Umar, who is not a student of the school, accosted Abdullahi and allegedly stabbed him with a knife.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Kaduna that the victim died on the way to hospital.
Sabo said Umar had been arrested and is undergoing investigation.
According to him, the matter was transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to unravel the circumstances that led to the incident.
The police spokesman assured that the suspect would be prosecuted after the investigation.
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