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14 Killed As Police Engage Bandits In Gun Battle

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The Benue Police Command has confirmed the killing of 14 bandits during a gun battle with the assailants in Katsina-Ala town.

Confirming the incident to newsmen on Sunday, State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kate Anene said some suspected bandits were arrested and detained at Katsina-Ala Divisional Police Station for investigations in the week.

She said some gunmen around 1am, numbering about 50, in the early hours of Sunday launched an attack on the station in an attempt to free the suspects from custody.

Anene noted that police operatives at the Division, who were already on alert, engaged the gunmen with 14 assailants gunned down during the exchange of gunfire while others escaped with bullets wound.

The police spokesperson, enjoined the residents of Katsina-Ala to remain calm and avail the police with useful information.

Meanwhile, a former Managing Director of Alpha Beta LLP, Dapo Apara, has dragged a former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, before a court over the control of the finances of the company.

Naija News understands that Apara has filed a suit before a Lagos State High Court asking it to Tinubu from controlling the finances of the tax consulting firm.

In the suit filed by his counsel Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN) on Wednesday, Apara alleged that Tinubu controls the firm that monitors and generates revenue on behalf of the Lagos State Government.

The claimant is seeking eight reliefs including “A declaration that the 2nd defendant (Tinubu), not being a named partner of the 1st defendant (Alpha Beta), is not entitled to direct or influence the affairs of the 1st defendant in such a way that will deprive the claimant (Apara) of his profits and entitlements from the 1st defendant.

“An order directing the defendants herein, to render an account of all sums due to the claimant from the defendants, from 2010 to date (and) an order tracing all funds and assets due to the claimant from the defendants herein from the inception of the 1st defendant till date.

“An order of specific performance of Clause 8 and 11.0 of the partnership agreement that created the 1st defendant by extant partners; an order for payment to the claimant by the 1st and 3rd defendants, of all sums adjudged to be due to the claimant from the said 1st and 3rd defendants on the submission of the accounts.

“A perpetual injunction restraining the 2nd defendant (Tinubu), from directing, influencing or in any other manner running the affairs of the 1st defendant (Alpha Beta) in such a way that will deprive the claimant of his profit and entitlements from the 1st defendant (Alpha Beta), the 2nd defendant not being a partner of the 1st defendant.

“Ten percent interest in ruling (5) above; and cost of this suit of N10m.”

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