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AfAW Seeks Honour For Malawian Police Officers For Saving Lives Of Witchcraft Suspects



AfAW To Collaborate With FIDA In Combating Witch Persecution In Nigeria

The Advocacy for Alleged Witches (AfAW) has urged the government of Malawi to honour Assistant Superintendent Arnold Mwalwimba and two other officers for successfully intervening and preventing the murder of an alleged witch in Malawi.

According to AfAW, following some complaints that some angry villagers wanted to attack a suspected witch, these officers rushed to the scene and rescued the suspected witch.

However, the mob threw stones at the police injuring three officers. It has been reported that Kaporo Police Unit Officer In-charge Assistant Superintendent Arnold Mwalwimba was among the injured. Mwalwimba is battling for his life at a local hospital because he sustained serious injuries, while two other officers have been treated and discharged.

In a statement by Dr Leo Igwe , AfAW commended these police officers for their timely intervention and for saving the life of the witchcraft suspect.

READ ALSO: AfAW Condemns Killing Of Two Men Over Witchcraft In Benue

The statement reads: “AfAW salutes their courage,professionalism, and sense of duty. Witch persecution and killing persist in Malawi partly due to the failure of the police to successfully intervene and restrain witch hunters. In many cases, the police are not alerted on time. And when they are informed, the police arrive at the scene too late to save the suspects. In some cases, the police are unable to intervene because they lack equipment such as vehicles, tear gas etc. The police cannot intervene due to fear of being overpowered or attacked by the local mob as in the case of Assistant Superintendent Mwalwimba and his colleagues.

” To end witch persecution in Malawi, the police, not the mob, must prevail in witch hunting cases in Malawi. The police must be ready to deploy and intervene at a short notice. They must be equipped to resist and contain the mob, ensure the safety of officers on duty and the witchcraft suspects. To end witch hunting, the rule of law, not jungle justice must apply in Malawi. And police officers like Assistant Superintendent Arnold Mwalwimba and two other officers who put their lives on the line must be honoured.”


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BREAKING: Abacha’s Ex-chief Of Staff Oladipo Diya Dies




Retired Lt.General Donaldson Oladipo Oyeyinka Diya, the former Chief of Staff in General Sani Abacha’s military government, is dead.

His death was confirmed by Prince Oyesinmilola Diya. He said the former military administrator of Ogun State passed on to glory in the early hours of 26th March 2023.

Born on the 3rd of April, 1944, Diya was military Governor of Ogun State after the Buhari-Idiagbon coup of December 31st, 1983.

Diya joined the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna and fought during the Nigerian Civil War.

He later attended the US Army School of Infantry, the Command and Staff College, Jaji (1980–1981) and the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru.

While serving in the military, Diya studied law at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he obtained an LLB degree, and then at the Nigerian Law School, where he was called to bar as Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

He held other top military posts like GOC, 82 Division and finally the Chief of General Staff (military Vice President) to Gen Sani Abacha

The statement read: “On behalf of the entire Diya family home and abroad; we announce the passing on to Glory of our dear Husband,Father, Grandfather,brother, Lt- General Donaldson Oladipo Oyeyinka Diya (Rtd) GCON, LLB, BL, PSC, FSS, mni.

“Our dear Daddy passed onto glory in the early hours of 26th March 2023. Please keep us in your prayers as we mourn his demise in this period. Further announcements will be made public in due course.

“Barrister Prince Oyesinmilola Diya, on behalf of the family.”

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Breaking: Appeal Court Retains Adeleke As Osun Governor



BREAKING: Adeleke Freezes Osun Accounts , Reverses Appointments After Swearing In As Governor
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The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has vacated the tribunal judgement that nullified the election of Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State.

The appellate court, in a unanimous decision by a three-member panel of Justices, on Friday held that the appeal Adeleke lodged to challenge his sack by the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, was meritorious.

Aside from setting aside the judgement of the tribunal, the court, in its lead judgement that was delivered by Justice Mohammed Lawal, awarded N500, 000 cost against the All Progressive Congress, APC, and its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola

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BREAKING: PDP Suspends Anyim, Fayose



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Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose; former president of the Senate, Pius Anyim; Prof Dennis Ityavyar and Aslam Aliyu were on Thursday suspended from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).

The PDP made the suspension on Thursday after an extensive review of the affairs of the party, pursuant to the provisions of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017).

The PDP also referred the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, to the National Disciplinary Committee over his reported involvement in anti-party activities.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba.

“The PDP urges all leaders, critical stakeholders and teeming members of our party across the country to remain united and focused at this critical time,” the statement added.


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