The Late 5: Tribunal fixes May 15 for pre-hearing session on Atiku’s petition; Court adjourns forfeiture suit against Patience Jonathan until May 24 | Other stories

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Court adjourns forfeiture suit against Patience Jonathan until May 24

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday adjourned until May 24 a suit filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), seeking final forfeiture of about $8.4 million and N7.4billion found in accounts linked to a former First Lady, Patience Jonathan.

Justice Mojisola Olatoregun adjourned the suit for the continuation of affidavit evidence after defence counsel informed the court that it required time to look at a counter affidavit served on it by the EFCC

Gunmen storm Sokoto community, kill traditional ruler

Suspected gunmen on Tuesday stormed Balle community in Gudu Local Government Area of Sokoto State and shot dead its tradition ruler, Aliyu Ibrahim, a source has said.

According to Premium Times, the gunmen stormed the community on motorcycles shooting sporadically in the air, with residents running into hiding to avoid being hit by stray bullets.

We are helpless – IGP tells Senate

With shortage of funds, inadequate equipment and personnel, there is little or nothing the police can do to curb the rising waves of insecurity in the country, the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, told senators on Tuesday. The IGP, who was drilled for two and a half hours on the security situation in the country, revealed this to the  lawmakers at a closed door session

We will be fair to all, Presidential Tribunal assures Atiku, Buhari, others

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) has assured that it would be fair to all parties in the four petitions pending before it that it. The petitions are challenging the outcome of the last presidential election, won by the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The President of the Court of Appeal (PCA), who is heading the tribunal’s five-man panel, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa gave the assurance on Wednesday while speaking at its inaugural sitting, held at the Abuja division of the Court of Appeal.

Tribunal fixes May 15 for pre-hearing session on Atiku’s petition

The Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday fixed May 15 for a pre-hearing session on the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

There are a total of four petitions filed to challenge the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Congress in the February 23 poll.

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