In a very rare appearance by one of Nigeria’s finest police officer at social events, DCP Akinbayo Olasunkanmi Aremu Olasoji was on Sunday, 12th December present at the LCCI Conference Centre, Lagos to physically participate in the 8th edition of the Trek Africa National Discourse and Awards (TAND 2021). The supercop who matches godly values and goodwill with professionalism, DCP Olasoji was full of praises to the organizers of the event describing their efforts as ‘one of a kind’ among others.
Winning the Award as ‘Trek Africa Iconic Police Officer of the Decade’ jointly presented by the young political heavyweight from Lagos Mainland LGA, Hon. Oluseye Olofin and Publisher of Trek Africa Newspaper, Oki Samson Olatunji, the police officer thanked the media organization for its fortrightness in reporting the activities in the business, security, and governance sector. He urged Trek Africa Newspaper to continue on the path of pushing the right narrative.
Born October 27, 1968 in Lagos Island Lagos State to a middle class family bonded by two tribes, a Yoruba father and an Igbo mother, DCP Olasoji is a police cop who always describes himself as an ambassador of the Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries (MFM) in the Police Force. He believes that his strong moral upbringing and strong Christian orientation were his primary guides in discharging his duties as a police officer. He is a proud holder of a B.Sc (Hons) Degree in Economic Education from the Lagos State University LASU in 1998, M.Sc Economic from Ekiti State University Ado Ekiti in 2017.
It should be recounted that DCP Akinbayo Olasoji was able to turn down a soul tempting-whopping N26million bribe from some questionable characters who wanted him to quash their crimes. This singular act earned him the promotion to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP years back.
Source: Trek Africa
Coup: ECOWAS Suspends Burkina Faso
The West African bloc Economic Community of West African States has suspended Burkina Faso from its governing board on Friday.
This is coming as an aftermath of mutinous soldiers who forced democratically elected President Roch Marc Christian Kabore to resign.
This makes Burkina Faso the third member nation after Mali and Guinea to be punished for a military takeover in only 18 months.
On Monday, the soldiers went on state television to announce their military takeover of the country, which they said was under siege from armed groups. The military rulers said Kabore failed to stop the violence that led to the death of thousands of their citizens.
At the meeting where African leaders met virtually on Friday to discuss the Burkina Faso coup, it was stated that a delegation was expected to travel to the Burkinabe capital, Ouagadougou, in the coming days.
Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the current ECOWAS chairman, called the recent spate of coups in West Africa “a direct violation of our democratic tenets. The rest of the world is looking up to us to be firm on this matter.”
The leaders are scheduled to meet next on February 3 in Accra, Ghana.
Akeredolu Appoints Amotekun Commander, Adeleye, As Special Adviser on Security Matters
Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, has approved the appointment of Chief Adetunji Adeleye as Special Adviser on Security Matters.
A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Richard Olatunde, noted that the appointment takes immediate effect.
Chief Adeleye, who until the new appointment, was the Commander of the Ondo State Security Network (Amotekun Corps), will however, continue to function in that capacity.
The appointment, the statement noted, is part of the efforts of the Governor Akeredolu to further strengthen the security arrangements of the state, and improve the working relationship between government and security agencies in the state.
While congratulating the new appointee, Akeredolu charged him to double efforts in the fight against crime and criminal elements in the state.
Olashore School Inaugurates Panel As Ex-Student Accuses Management of Complicity, Cover-Up
The Trustees of Olashore International School Association – Proprietor of Olashore International School (OIS), a private co-educational boarding secondary school in Iloko-Ijesha, Osun State, has inaugurated a Five-member panel of inquiry into an alleged sexual assault claim by an ex-student of Olashore International School Obiamaka Azubuike.
Ms. Azubuike had in December 2021 via a social media post alleged that she was 18 years ago sexually assaulted by 13 of her fellow students in the school. Azubuike who was a student of the school between September 1998 and July 2004 also in her allegation claimed that the school tried to cover up the incident when the case was reported to the school’s management and striped her of her prefectship.
The Five-man panel of inquiry is composed of the following members:
1)Justice Olusola Williams Rtd – Retired Judge of the Lagos High Court and serves on the Board of Mirabel Centre – Chairperson
2)Dr Alero Roberts – Lecturer, Public Health Consultant and serves on the Board of Corona Trust Council
3)Mrs Adeyinka Adefope – Educationist and Safeguarding Consultant
4)Dr Sade Olajubu – Forensic Psychiatrist
5) Mr Ebuka Ekeanyanwu – Legal Practitioner
The ex-student in her claims among other reliefs is demanding that;
• The school makes a publicly apology to her in print and on social media.
• Reinstate the records to show that she was a school prefect in the school and also grant a zoom ceremony where she will be awarded the honors she allegedly earned.
According to a statement issued by Mrs Olapeju Sofowora, Chairperson, Olashore International School Association, the panel which was inaugurated by the Association’s Board of Trustees is charged to examine what truly transpired 18 years ago and make recommendations as considered fit.
The panel is expected to commence sitting immediately and conclude their inquiry within 8 weeks.