Tuesday 13 April 2021

Olushola Popoola Denied Visa By Canada Because He Was A Member Of SARS


Case name Popoola v. Canada (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness)

Court (s) Database Federal Court Decisions

Date 2021-04-08

Neutral citation 2021 FC 305

File numbers IMM-6692-19

Date: 20210408

Docket: IMM-6692-19

Citation: 2021 FC 305

Ottawa, Ontario, April 8, 2021

PRESENT: Mr. Justice S├ębastien Grammond








[1] Mr. Popoola is a citizen of Nigeria and a former member of the Nigerian Police Force. He was found to be inadmissible to Canada because there are reasonable grounds to believe that he engaged in crimes against humanity while serving as a police officer in Nigeria. He now seeks judicial review of his determination of inadmissibility. I am dismissing his application, because the decision-maker reasonably assessed the relevant factors for deciding whether Mr. Popoola made a knowing and significant contribution to the crimes committed by the Nigerian Police Force.

Two Arrested In Rivers With Substandard Ponmo From Madagascar

 The Rivers State Government has intercepted a truckload of suspected substandard animal hide, popularly called ponmo, in Onne, Eleme Local Government Area of the state, even as two persons accompanying the truck were arrested.

The Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr Fred Kpakol, who confirmed the incident while speaking to journalists on Port-Harcourt, said the import papers showed that the seized product came into the country from Madagascar.

Kpakol said the containerized truck, which conveyed the product, came through the Onne Port, adding that it was seized and taken to the police area command in Eleme for further investigation.

The commissioner explained that the arrest followed a tip-off and the ministry quickly swung into action with the help of the police, adding that the state police command would conduct a full-scale investigation into the incident.

5 Friends Burnt To Death In Motor Accident Buried Amidst Tears (Photos)


The remains of the five friends burnt to death in a ghastly car accident were laid to rest on Sunday, April 11 in Adamawa State, IgbereTV reports.

The accident occurred on Friday, April 9, while the men were reportedly heading to Kaduna state for their friend's engagement ceremony.

The men have been identified as Mwaniya Japhet Gajere, Samson Eric Gandapa, Isaac Dauda Shingu (Ajebo), Hyelakidati Samuel Hananiya (World Best) and Jackson Lumanyi (Lumex).

Friends, colleagues and family members have continued to mourn.