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Contrary to the confirmation of the death of Suntai by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s Special Assistant on New Media, Reno Omokri, the Ministry of Aviation said the governor and five others in the light aircraft survived the accident

In a statement signed by the group’s General Secretary, Lazarus Okoye, it said that the case against Ubah was a “clear case of intimidation, blackmail and political witch-hunting orchestrated by his competitors in the oil and gas sector who are jealous of his rise to stardom in the business”

It was observed that vehicles plying major roads such as Lagos-Ikorodu Road, Lagos-Abeokuta Road and all roads to and within the Island and Mainland in the state were at a complete standstill in one of the worst traffic snarls in the state

Ikuforiji and Atoyebi were on March 1, 2012 arraigned on a 20 count charge of allegedly conspiring to commit an illegal act of accepting cash payments amounting to N273,303,780 from the Lagos State House of Assembly without going through a financial institution, thereby committing an offence contrary to Sections 18(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2011 and punishable under Section 16(2) (b) of the same act

For Desmond to get this compensation to heal the physical and emotional wounds, for the nation’s institutions to imbibe a lesson on the respect the rights of everyone including Journalists, there is a duty on the part of the government to ensure that the police and GTB go through the pain of paying this penalty