- A 35-year-old man, Godwin Adeoye, has been convicted for reportedly planning to bomb NASS and the NNPC
- The suspect was arrested by the Department of State Services on May 13 for the alleged offence
- The presiding magistrate, Ibrahim, however, said the suspect was sober and pleaded for clemency after realising the enormity of the situation
A 35-year-old man, Godwin Adeoye, who was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) for allegedly planning to bomb the National Assembly and the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has been sentenced to two years in prison for the offence.
The suspect was sentenced on Wednesday, July 22, by a chief magistrate court sitting in Lokoja, Kogi state, Daily Trust reported.
Adeoye was reportedly arrested by the DSS on May 13 and charged to court for alleged intimidation and threat to bomb national assets.
The presiding magistrate, Ibrahim, said the suspect was sober and pleaded for clemency after realising the enormity of the situation.
The court then sentenced the suspect to two-year imprisonment with an option of a fine.
Meanwhile, Ahmad Lawan, Senate president, has said that Nigeria has never been a rich country, contrary to the perception and belief frequently possessed by the general populace.
Speaking at a book launch in Abuja, the senior lawmaker and president of the 9th National Assembly (NASS) posited that there is a great misconception about the wealth of the country.
He, however, admitted that with the enormous resources of the country, Nigeria should have moved beyond where it is had the resources been properly channelled.
The Senate president also assured that the current government will do everything possible to channel the available resource towards the betterment of Nigerians.
In another news report, the Civil Society Groups for Good Governance (CSGGG) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to heed the Nigerian Senate's advise to sack the management of the Niger Delta Development Commission.
The Nigerian Senate had on Thursday, July 23, asked the president to, as a matter of urgency, sack the Kemebradikuom Pondei-led interim Management Committee of the NDDC over alleged financial recklessness.
The upper chamber of the National Assembly also called for a new board of the NDDC to be constituted and the interventionist agency returned under the supervision of the presidency.
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