Lagos socialite and philanthropist, Ambassador (Dr) Prince Kazeem Eletu Odibo has washed his hands off the travails of the notorious serial killer, Adeola Williams famously known as Ade Lawyer, who was recently paraded in Lagos by the Nigerian Police for alleged murder.
Ade Lawyer was apprehended alongside former National Union Road of Transport Workers (NURTW) Chairman, Lagos State chapter, Alhaji Rafiu Akanni Olohunwa in connection with the murder of Ganiyu Ayinla, popularly known as Pinero, the Personal Assistant to the NURTW Chairman in Idumota, Azeez Lawal, known also as“Kunle Poly”.
Late Lawal was killed on January 23 during an attack on Kunle Poly in the Idumota area of Lagos Island.
Ade Lawyer, however, confessed during interrogation that he was contracted by Olohunwa to assassinate Kunle Poly.
He also alleged in a video that has gone viral on social media that he had worked for many influential Nigerians, including Prince Kazeem, the youngest son of late popular traditional Lagos Chief, Gbadamosi Bamidele Eletu Odibo.
In a swift reaction, Prince Kazeem, in an Instagram video said; “Nothing can shake me”, after giving some street urchins, popularly known as area boys money, while one of his friends remarked that;“When you give people money like you just did, tomorrow they would lie that they know you”.
Prince Kazeem, who recently celebrated his 40th birthday and launched a foundation, washed his hands off the allegations, stressing that the suspect has never worked for him.
However, in a press release which he personally signed and made available to the media, Prince Kazeem disclosed that he saw him once, when he came alongside some area boys during a dispute over a land boundary.
He said: “It wasn’t even a physical fight. Nobody exchanged blows at all. It was just a verbal disagreement with the man who also claimed the (disputed) land belongs to his family.
“We were surrounded by area boys, some of whom always hail me anytime they came across me and as a kind gesture, I do give them money. So, this bearer (Ade Lawyer) was among them. He came with one NURTW official that day. While the argument was ongoing, the Police from the Ilasan Station at Lekki/Ajah came and invited us to their station.
“That was the first and the last time I met this fellow (Ade Lawyer)”, Prince Kazeem noted.
As for the land dispute, Prince Kazeem said: “We were transferred to Area J Command and both sides were asked to bring relevant documents which we did. At the end, the Area Commander instructed both parties to maintain peace and return to the status quo based on the Supreme Court judgment in favour of our family as the rightful owner of the land.”
Meanwhile, Prince Kazeem, who was recently awarded an honorary Doctorate and United Nations Ambassadorial award in Washington DC, USA on November 18, 2017, said despite the distractions from Ade Lawyer’s claim, he would continue to serve humanity through his newly unveiled NGO.
Last Saturday, February 17, 2018, Ambassador Kazeem staged a colourful 2-in-1 40th birthday and launching of his Foundation at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Speaking at the event attended by politicos, eminent monarchs, envoys, career diplomats, academics and celebrities, the Founder and Chairman, Kazeem Royal Properties Limited thanked God for the Ruby Jubilee, adding that the berth of the foundation has come to alleviate poverty and improve the social and economic conditions of the disadvantaged in our society.
No fewer than 40 traders and artisans, including fashion designers, hair dressers and carpenters benefitted from the Prince Kazeem Eletu-Odibo Foundation empowerment distribution during his 40th birthday celebration.
Prince Kazeem called on other non-profit and charitable organizations to partner with him to ensure that the underserved communities in Nigeria are reached with humanitarian assistance.
JUST IN: Oyegun Leads APC To Meet Senate Caucus (PHOTOS)
The meeting between the leadership of the All Progressives Congress and members of the party’s Senate caucus has begun
The meeting, announced earlier in the day by the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, is expected to address areas of conflict between the lawmakers and President Muhammadu Buhari on the amended Electoral Act
Buhari had refused to assent to the amended Act, with the lawmakers threatening to override him.
The National Chairman of the APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, is leading the National Working Committee of the party to the meeting, while Saraki is at the head of the Senate Caucus.
PHOTOS: In Sokoto, Gates, Dangote, six Govs sign MoU on immunization
Bill Gates, Aliko Dangote and six Governors Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding on improved access to immunization across Northern Nigeria.
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto was joined by Kashim Shettima of Borno, Abdullahi ganduje of Kano, Muhammed Abubakar of Bauchi and nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna at the signing ceremony which held at the Sokoto Government House. Yobe state governor was represented.
Health Minister, professor Isaac Adewole also witnessed the signing ceremony.
Delivering the opening remarks, Tambuwal said all the states are committed to improving vaccine availability, encouraging stronger community engagement and securing financing.
“In addition, we will ensure strong monitoring and evaluation while at the same time, accountability mechanisms will be put in place,” he added.
Speaking at the event, Bill Gates said all partners are committed to ensuring maximum number of children are reached, adding that the MoUs are intended to enable states achieve targeted coverage.
“Routine immunization is crucial to ensuring that every child is protected against vaccine-preventable diseases, helping them achieve their potential and live full, productive lives. We are ready t support the states in reaching the targets set out in the MoUs,” he added.
He said with the election season approaching, all hands must be on deck to ensure the targets are met. He projected that all partners are committed to reaching at least 80+ coverage in the coming year.
Gates commended all the signatory-states for their commitment, adding that Nigeria is so far on the right track not just in efforts to fight polio, but on achieving targets in routine immunization.
“My request is that all the Governors should review campaigns and ensure that in the next two years, we complete polio eradication. On routine immunization, the opportunity is fantastic, vaccinations are phenomenal on their impacts. We can prevent millions of deaths by doing work on RI.
In his remarks, Dangote emphasized the need for governments to be uptodate on the payment of their counterpart funds, and to work hard on improving data especially at the grassroots level.
“We are delighted that the MoU have been extended, reaffirming bauchi, Borno, Kaduna, kano, Sokoto and Yobe states’ commitment to the health of their citizens. Our expectation now is that this commitment will be translated into concrete action,” he stated.
He commended both the federal and governments for working on data improvement and for reffirming their commitments to tackling preventable diseases.
In their separate remarks, the Governors expressed delight at the signing of the MoUs, and vowed to ensure full implementation in their various states.
Dapchi Girls: Our Prayers Have Been Answered, says Saraki
President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has described the release of 101 of the 110 abducted Dapchi Schoolgirls as the answered prayers of millions of Nigerians.
In a statements signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki commended President Buhari, the Nigerian security forces and the government of Yobe State, for the ongoing effort that led to the release of the girls, stating that the government should do all within its power to ensure the return of the remaining Dapchi and Chibok girls.
“The release of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls is tremendous news for the country. Our prayers have been answered.
“I commend President Buhari, our security forces and the Yobe State Government for their effort in bringing back our girls. However, we cannot stop here. We must not rest until all the Dapchi girls, and the remaining Chibok girls are back home with their families.
“I hope that the girls that have been released will soon be reunited with their families and loved ones. It is also necessary that we ensure that they receive the necessary care and rehabilitation that they need to continue to lead normal lives.
“I urge the affected families and the Yobe State Government to do all within their power to ensure that these girls continue their education — as this will be the strongest signal to their abductors that though they may have kidnapped their bodies — they will never break their spirits and their minds,” the President of the Senate said.
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