The governing All Progressives Congress ( APC ) and main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have each won 11 seats of the 23 constituency results...
Chief Akpo Bomba Yeeh, the Rivers state deputy governorship candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP).Yeeh, after his resignation, visited Governor Nyesom Wike and the national chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus at the Government House in Port Harcourt.Yeeh disclosed this in Port Harcourt on Monday, March 25, in a statement made available to Legit.ng.He said he left the AAC in other for him to join hands with Governor Wike and move Rivers state forward.READ READ: Buhari gets report of Rewane’s panel on minimum wageThe statement read:"I write to most respectfully notify of my resignation from the membership of the African Action Alliance (AAC) with effect from today 25th March 2019 and subsequent defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)."Please note also that by this notice, I cease to be the deputy governorship candidate of our party, the AAC, for the 2019 governorship election in Rivers state.Chief Akpo Bomba Yeeh said he left the AAC in other for him to join hands with Governor Wike and move Rivers state forwardSource: Facebook"My decisions were informed by the complete hijack of the structure and administration of our party by a faction of the APC in Rivers state led by the minister of transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, for his personal political ambition."Furthermore, the Rotimi Amaechi led faction of the APC is not letting in its determination to subvert the will of Rivers people and cause crisis in the state using the platform of our promising party."In the circumstance, I cannot in all conscience continue to lend support to the selfish political venture of the minister of transportation, which does not mean well for the progress and development of the people of Rivers state."As a budding and promising politician, I also appeal to you to accept the reality of your crushing defeat and liberate yourself from being used by Rotimi Amaechi to cause unnecessary political crisis in our dear state."Thank you very much and please accept the assurances of my highest regards as always."Meanwhile, in his reaction, Rivers state governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike who spoke during a solidarity visit by Chief Akpo Bomba Yeeh at the government house in Port Harcourt on Monday, said history will be kind to the former AAC deputy governorship candidate for placing Rivers interest above personal consideration."History will be on your side. You have shown that the interest of the state is above personal consideration. God will not only protect you, He will reward you for this decision."Rivers state is the only state we have. Everyone must work together to move this state forward. It is important to take this state to greater heights."It is not everyone that can take this kind of decision. It requires maturity to take this kind of decision," Wike said.Going further, he welcomed the Chief Akpo Bomba Yeeh into PDP, noting that he will be part of the group to consolidate the development of the state."You are welcome to the party that will move the state forward. Those on the other side must understand that you cannot kill people, just to be in power. With this bold decision, our brothers on the other side know that the end has come," he said.Governor Wike also thanked the former AAC deputy governorship candidate for refusing to allow himself to be a tool for the destabilisation of the state.READ ALSO: NAIJ.com upgrades to Legit.ng: a letter from our Editor-in-Chief Bayo OlupohundaPrince Uche Secondus described the defection of the AAC deputy governorship candidate as a welcome development, which will help Rivers state move forward."This is a welcome development. This is what a normal situation is supposed to be. The people will see the reason why we must work together.“This is an uncommon decision. You have taken a wise decision because you have the interest of the people at heart," he said.While calling on INEC to bring the Rivers election to a logical conclusion so that the people can continue with their lives, Secondus also urged the minister of transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, and other persons working with him to see reason why they should stop destabilising the state and causing confusion.Recall that Legit.ng had previously reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) revealed reasons the collation of results of the Rivers state governorship election which held on Saturday, March 9, was stopped.The INEC national commissioner, Mohammed Haruna, said the electoral body was forced to stop the counting of votes and announcement of the results over what he described as a problem at the commission’s office in Port Harcourt, the state capital.NAIJ.com (naija.ng) -> Legit.ng We have upgraded to serve you better. 2019 elections:Do you still trust INEC to conduct fair elections? - Nigerians speak| - on Legit TV.
Big U-turn: Key melting Greenland glacier is growing againWASHINGTON (AP) — A new NASA study finds a major Greenland glacier that was one of the fastest shrinking ice and snow masses on Earth is growing again.The Jakobshavn (YA-cob-shawv-en) glacier around 2012 was retreating about 1.8 miles (3 kilometers) and thinning nearly 130 feet (almost 40 meters) annually. But the study says it started growing again at about the same rate in the last two years.Study authors and outside scientists think this is temporary.NASA glaciologist Ala Khazendar, the lead author, says a natural cyclical cooling of North Atlantic waters likely caused the glacier to reverse course.Khazendar says the research shows how important ocean temperature is to the retreating and advancing of glaciers. He says long-term climate change means large overall melting.The study is in Monday’s Nature Geoscience.Related
Related NewsThe Minister of State Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has urged the National Assembly to approve $461.8 million for additional work on the new terminals ongoing across the country.Mr Sirika made the request when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Aviation on Monday in Abuja for his ministry’s budget defence.He said the required amount, which was needed in addition to the $500 million loan already gotten from China Exim Bank for the purpose would help to tackle some challenges encountered in the process of building the terminals.He said some of the challenges encountered in the process of building the news terminals were change in the structural design of the airports, foundation footing and escalators.The minister also said there was a need to make provisions for the biggest modern aircraft, change in departure and arrival floors to flow with railway station, provision of adequate power supply and relocation of control tower and fire service station, among others.“The challenges have resulted in the need for variation and additional works to the tune of $461,795, 551.02, which has been approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC), “he said.Mr Sirika, a former senator, stressed that the China Exim Bank had indicated willingness to consider funding additional works.He added that the ministry had written to the Ministry of Budget and National Planning to provide for the sum of $73.9 million as counterpart fund in 2019 outside the ministry’s proposed national budget.He said the airports being worked upon were already wearing new looks befitting of modern airports.According to Mr Sirika, two of the new terminals, in Port Harcourt and Abuja have been commissioned, while Lagos and Kano will be completed shortly.He said adequate provision had been made to complete the new terminal buildings at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.He solicited the support of the National Assembly and other stakeholders to ensure all needed equipment necessary for safety and security were provided to meet the Standard and Recommended Practices (SARPs) as outlined by regulatory aviation bodies.The minister assured that more bilateral and multilateral air service agreements would be signed for the benefits of travellers.On the 2019 budget proposal, the minister said the sum of N47.5 billion was being proposed for Capital Expenditure at the headquarters.He said the amount would be used in sustaining infrastructurel renewal at the airports by driving the remodelling projects to upgrade of air navigational equipment, safety and security infrastructure.On the 2018 budget implementation level, he said the total appropriation for the Aviation sub-sector for 2018 was N26.9billion out of which the sum of N3.12 billion representing 11.6 per cent was released to the sector.He said the sum of N2.99 billion representing 96 per cent had been expended as at March 15.The minister added that the sum of N508.8 million was appropriated for overhead expenditure for the whole Ministry of Transport, which includes Aviation, Marine and Land sectors.According to him, of the said amount, N296.8 million, representing 58.3 per cent was released, while N296.8 million representing 99.9 per cent was expended as at December 2018.Mr Sirika said the ministry was funded from national budget, but agencies under it like Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NIMET), Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Nigeria College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) and Accident Investigation Bureau were also funded from Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).However, he said, the Federal Airports Authority (FAAN) and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) were wholly funded from their IGR.(NAN)
Related NewsEquity transactions at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) opened for the week on Monday as the market capitalisation depreciated by N36 billion or 0.31 per cent, amid price losses by major stocks.The News Agency of Nigerian (NAN) reports that the market capitalisation closed lower at N11.576 trillion from the N11.612 trillion recorded on Friday.Also, the All-Share Index, which opened at 31,139.35, dropped by 97.03 points or 0.31 per cent to close at 31,042.32.Mobil led the losers’ chart by N3 to close at N167 per share.Nestle depreciated by N2 to close at N1498, while Dangote Cement lost N1.2 to close at N188.5 per share.Nascon dipped by N1 to close at N19 per share, while CCNN fell by 9k to close at N20 per share.On the other hand, Stanbic IBTC led the gainers’ chart by N3 to close at N48.5 per share.Redstarex gained 5k to close at N5.5, while UBN grew by 2k to close at N7.05 per share.UPL appreciated by 15k to close at N2, while Dangote Sugar chalked up 1k to close at N14.1 per share.GTBank emerged as the most traded stock, accounting for 46.97 million shares worth N1.76 billion.Zenith Bank exchanged 28.64 million shares valued at N627.64 million, while Access Bank sold 28.51 million shares worth N121.98 million.FBNH Holdings traded 16.38 million shares valued N134.41 million, while UBA transacted 8.11 million shares worth N62.85 million.In all, investors exchanged a total of 168.72 million shares worth N3.75 billion in 3,048 deals.This was against the 231.23 million shares valued at N2.62 billion traded by investors in 3,253 deals on Friday.(NAN)
The Natural History Museum is embarking on its first major overseas dig since the 1980s in the hope of unearthing new Jurassic-era dinosaurs.The project, entitled Mission Jurassic, which will excavate a square mile of land in Wyoming, US, will involve a team from the Natural History Museum working alongside scientists from the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden, Netherlands.The dig will begin this summer, but initial excavations have already uncovered the bones of two giant dinosaurs, which appear to belong to a 24-metre-long brachiosaurus and 30-metre-long diplodocus. Nearly 600 fossilised bones, weighing nearly 5.4 tonnes, have been collected over the past two years of preliminary fieldwork, although only a fraction of the site has been explored. The region, known as the Jurassic Mile, is known to be rich in Jurassic dinosaur and fish fossils, trackways and fossilised plants, of up to 150m years old.Dinosaur fossil collectors ‘price museums out of the market’ Read moreProf Paul Barrett, senior dinosaur specialist at the Natural History Museum, said: “This is the time when we get a lot of iconic dinosaurs, like brachiosaurus, diplodocus and stegosaurus. One of the reasons it’s exciting is that this set of rocks has been much less extensively explored for fossils [than other areas in the US]. There are some indications that there are different dinosaurs there.”Barrett said the discovery of a new brachiosaurus specimen would be particularly exciting because most existing fossils are fragmentary. To completely excavate a large dinosaur fossil – brachiosaurus could grow to 25 metres long and 13 metres tall – would probably take a couple of years, Barrett said.
The 31-year-old picked up the injury during Argentina’s shock defeat to Venezuela on FridayLionel Messi is expected to be fit for Barcelona’s Champions League quarter-final clash against Manchester United next month.The 31-year-old suffered a groin injury while playing the full 90 minutes of Argentina’s 3-1 home defeat to Venezuela on Friday.1 Lionel Messi suffered a groin injury while on international dutyDespite being ruled out of his country’s friendly against Morocco on Tuesday, Spanish outlet Marca report Messi is likely to return to LaLiga action when Barcelona host Espanyol this weekend.This means he will be back in time for Barca’s visit to Old Trafford on April 10, in a huge blow to Man United.Following the recent injury, a Barcelona statement read: “Lionel Messi did not have the return to international action that he would have wanted, and an injury picked up on Friday night means he will miss Argentina’s game against Morocco on Tuesday.”LIVE on talkSPORT There are six live commentaries across the talkSPORT network this week. Find out what they are and where to hear them, below... Montenegro vs England (Monday) – talkSPORTFrance vs Iceland (Monday) – talkSPORT 2Czech Republic vs Brazil (Tuesday) – talkSPORT 2West Brom vs Birmingham (Friday) – talkSPORT 2West Ham vs Everton (Saturday) – talkSPORTPortsmouth vs Sunderland (Sunday) – talkSPORT 2Messi’s 39 goals have boosted Barcelona’s hopes of winning a LaLiga, Copa del Rey and Champions League treble this season.They lead second placed Atletico Madrid by ten points, and have Valencia and United awaiting them in the Copa final and Champions League quarter-finals respectively.LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS FEARFUL Former Spurs ace says he avoids nights out in fear of being targeted by fans 'dereliction of duty' UEFA investigation demanded over Newcastle defender’s concussion NO PLACE Tottenham's Renee Hector victim of racist abuse on social media radio comms Montenegro vs England live on talkSPORT: Exclusive commentary and team news GUNNER GET YA Former Arsenal striker 'wrestles' 350-pound sumo champion in Japan LUCKY ESCAPE McCarthy: Ireland avoided 'worst result in a long, long time' vs Gibraltar Good news How N'Golo Kante responded when asked about potential Real Madrid transfer STERLING EXAMPLE Raheem Sterling a great role model for kids, says Danny Murphy Wanted CCTV released of Rangers fan after incident left man with head injury investigation FA investigating after Fylde players attacked on pitch by Stockport fansOle Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have injury problems of their own heading into the European clash after losing Romelu Lukaku, Luke Shaw, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford in recent weeks.Nonetheless, they will fancy their chances of pulling off a shock result over Barcelona after an injury-depleted United overcame a 2-0 first leg deficit to knock Paris Saint-Germain out the Champions League in the previous round.
Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said that the party is working on a sensible zoning arrangement on how the leadership of National Assembly will emerge.He disclosed this on Monday in Abuja at a joint meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) with party members-elect of the House of Representatives.He assured them that the party would consultat with President Muhammadu Buhari and all the leaders of the party and reflect their decisions in making legislative appointees, as stipulated in the constitution of the party."We will carry out consultation with President Muhammadu Buhari and all the leaders of the party and reflect the reality of appointees as reflected in our constitution, which recognised the geo-political regions of our country so that we will work out a sensible zoning formula that seems to carry everybody along and give people chances to demonstrate their capacity and capability "Oshiomhole said that the party, with its overwhelming majority in the House of Representatives, will use its numbers to elect the leadership of the house."We have the numbers to produce the Speaker and we will produce the Speaker who must be a member of APC," he added."We have the numbers and we will use the numbers to produce the Deputy Speaker, who must be a member of APC. So I will expect you bear in mind that we are one family bonded together as shown in our broom with a sheer commitment to take Nigeria out of the condition we found it in 2015."You have the numbers and we would use those numbers to ensure that we have a leadership that command trust and respect of all the members of House of Representatives. There will be contestation; that is why we are in democracy. But after the contestation and debate, we have to agree and once we have agreed we move forward."He stressed that all the chairmen of the committee except that of Public Account Committee, which is statutorily reserved for the opposition, must be occupied by APC members.He explained that the party would not be a victim of what happened in the eighth Assembly, where members of the ruling party became spectators in the management of the affairs of the committees while the opposition had majority of strategic committees."I think the only position that we are not interested in is Minority Leader," he said."We will not share power in House of Representatives and the leadership must ensure that critical committees are chaired only by APC members. If Nigerian people wanted opposition to be the chairmen of committees, they would have voted for them."He stated that the party was aware of moves by the opposition to employ 'divide and rule' strategy in sponsoring members within APC to contest for the positions, thereby breaking their ranks."Honourable members I assure you that we are not going to do any business with them," Oshiomhole said."We will see them as partners in progress but in democracy there is rule and it is a universal rule. The majority must have their way and minority must be allowed to have their say. So PDP as minority can have their say and will have their say. But working together, APC must have its way in the legislative agenda and in the leadership of National Assembly and the leadership of the committees ""We will ensure that we have a leadership of the National Assembly that shares the vision of the Executive. Although we stick to separation of powers, but unless the various arms pursue the same agenda, it is difficult for the Executive to fulfil its promises and legislative backing is often required for most of the executive actions."APC held Monday's meeting with reps-elect to forestall the scenario in 2015 when it favoured Ahmed Lawan for Senate President and Femi Gbajabiamila for House of Reps Speaker, only for some desperate politicking to see Bukola Saraki, then of the APC, enter an alliance with PDP senators to emerge Senate President, same way Yakubu Dogara rather than Gbajabiamila emerged House of Reps Speaker. As part of the trade-off, Ike Ekweremadu, a minority lawmaker, emerged Deputy Senate President; while Yusuf Lasun, another minority lawmaker, emerged Deputy Speaker.
The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organization has petitioned the Inspector General of Police and the Director General of State Security Service, DSS, to invite, interrogate and investigate the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP leadership and its Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, over their illegal access to the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.Atiku had claimed that he defeated President Muhammadu Buhari by about 1.6million votes. He said he got the information from INEC’s server.Making its demands in the petition obtained by DAILY POST, and signed by Festus Keyamo, Director, Strategic Communications, APC Presidential Campaign Council, the party said:“It would be recalled that an Electoral (Amendment) Bill containing the provision for electronic transmission of results to INEC’s central computer system (otherwise called “server”) was sent to President Muhammadu Buhari by the National Assembly for assent late in the year 2018.“Despite the shortness of time before the Presidential/National Assembly Elections, and the lack of time to first simulate the process to ensure its effectiveness in a country like ours with problems of effective networks in many rural areas and constant failure of technological devices, together with its violation of the time frame of such laws as provided for in regional and continental Protocols in terms of the length of time required for the passage of such laws before any major election, the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party was hell-bent that the President should sign the Bill into law. That was the first indication that the main opposition was up to something sinister regarding the electronic transmission of the results.“Upon the last-minute postponement of the February 16, 2019, Presidential/National Assembly Elections, the nation was shocked to see already prepared presidential elections results floating around in the cyberspace just less than 24 hours after the postponed election was originally billed to hold!The fake results had details of the scores of the candidates of the major parties. Of course, the fake results gave victory to the candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, even when elections did not hold.“The only conclusion one can draw from the above is that the PDP had prepared those results which were to be smuggled into the INEC Server. However, the sudden postponement of the election scuttled that evil plan, but it was too late to restrain the release of the fake results.“The proper elections were held on February 23, 2019 and President Muhammadu Buhari declared the winner. Despite the approval of the elections as credible by nearly all local and international observers (except some few known PDP acolytes masquerading as local observers), the PDP cried foul and made a shocking claim: it claimed that from purported results it obtained from INEC’s server, it has so-called proof that its candidate won the election by about 1.6million votes!“Shockingly and coincidentally, this margin was about the same margin by which it also purportedly “won” by the fake results released just hours after the postponement of the February 16, 2019 Presidential/National Assembly Elections.“As if this expensive joke was not enough, the PDP and its Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, have gone ahead to file an Election Petition against the clear victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and have repeated the same outlandish claim of having access to INEC’s server which shows that they have some purported results at their disposal giving “victory” to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.“Sirs, we wish you to note that INEC’s server is the back end of electronic records of INEC. This is not INEC’s website but its server! Although, the purported results have been conclusively shown by public engagements to be false and even ridiculous, especially as the total number of accredited voters is exactly equivalent to the purported votes of the APC and PDP candidates, this criminal claim of the PDP has revealed a few things:“It is now clear that some criminally-minded PDP operatives have access to the INEC server to be able to smuggle in fake results into that server.“The only means by which they could have access to the INEC server is by the criminal hacking of the server or through the criminal conspiracy of some INEC officials.“The APC Presidential Campaign Council hereby prays that the Inspector-General of Police and the Director-General of the Department of State Services use your good offices to investigate the hacking of and/or illegal tampering with the INEC server by the PDP.The leadership of the PDP must be invited, interrogated and investigated and those identified as perpetrators must be arrested and prosecuted.“Opposition is healthy in a democracy but it is not a license for criminality and illegality. A country governed by laws cannot be blackmailed or cowed into indolence by the perceived underdog status of the opposition so as to condone such a blatant criminal claim by the PDP of having illegal access to INEC’s server.“We trust you will act with alacrity.”
Gov.Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has ordered the reopening of the three tertiary institutions in Ilesa which were shut down on March 18.The reopening order was contained in a statement issued on Monday in Osogbo by Mr Adeniyi Adeshina, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, NAN reports.Oyetola had ordered the closure of the three tertiary institutions in the town following a violent protest by irate youths due to the disruption of electricity supply by Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC).The affected institutions in the town were Osun State College of Education, Ilesa, Osun School of Health Technology, Ilesa, and Osun State College of Technology, Esa OkeAccording to the statement, the decision to reopen the institutions was taken after due consultations with stakeholders, heads of the affected institutions, parents and the leadership of IBEDC.It said parties involved agreed that peace should continue to reign and that the students would henceforth behave in line with the ‘Omoluabi ethos’’ which the state was noted for.The statement said restoration of electricity supply in Ijesaland had commenced.The Governor, according to the statement, advised the students to desist from taking the law into their hands and should always explore legitimate channels to pursue their grievances.He warned that the government would not tolerate violence as a means expressing grievances.
Two sisters, on Monday told an Ikeja Domestic Violence and Special Offences Court, how their father, Gabriel Ogbar, allegedly defiled and raped them at their residence at Oke-Ogbe, Atura area of Badagry, Lagos State.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the two sisters (names withheld) made the revelation at the ongoing trial of Ogbar, a middle-aged driver, for defiling and raping his three daughters.Sister A (23) told the court that she endured sexual abuse from her father for five-years from the age of 12 until she was 18-years-old.She said in her testimony: “When I was 12-years-old, I was living with my mum and dad, my mum is not always around because she is a businesswoman and my father was a driver at the time.“Whenever my mother is not around, he comes to me at night with a knife or screwdriver or something harmful to threaten me to open up to sleep with me, because I was scared at the time, I gave in to his requests to sleep with me.“It continued for a very long time, I could not tell anyone about it because I was scared. When I got to the age of 18-years, there was a night he came to me but I ran to my mum’s pastor who is Mrs Ochiegbu and I reported the event to her.“I hid in her church and my dad came and was saying that I should start coming home but unknown to him, I had explained everything to them at church, I waited at the church till my mother returned and I went home with her.“The next day, the pastor called my mother and told her everything I told her, she was upset and did not know what to do.”Sister A said that her father continued to ask her for sex and she had to run away from home for a year, she said she had thought the abuse at home had stopped until her older sister (Sister B) caught their father defiling their 13-year-old sister.“I and my older sister (Sister B) went for a vigil, my father did not allow our younger sister to go for the vigil, my older sister said she had a funny feeling and needed to go home to check on our younger sister.“When she got home everywhere was quiet and being suspicious, she went to the window to peep and she saw my dad trying to rape our younger sister, he had just finished fingering her.“My older sister shouted and ran back to the church to report what happened, I and my older sister went back to the house to get our younger sister out of the house.“He started attacking us and we started fighting him too, our younger sister ran out and we told her to go to the church until my mum came because she comes late.“We reported to our mum and asked our younger sister how long it had been going on and she explained that it had been a very long time he had been doing it to her and that she told her uncle at school,” she said.Sister A said that the abuse was reported to Andrew Ogbar, the defendant’s brother who threatened them that they should not testify against their father.Sister B who is 25-years-old while giving her testimony, told the court that the sexual abuse from their father started when she was 10-years-old.She said that nobody believed her when she reported the abuse to the police.“When it started, he threatened that he will kill me if I told anyone, because he used to scare me, I used to run away from home to stay with my friends and my mum never knew about it.“One day he was beating and threatening me, I could not take it anymore and I again ran away from home. He was pursuing me and I ran to the police station at Iba.“The police asked me what happened and I told them what happened, the police thought I was lying because my father was pursuing me.“The police caught him, he denied my allegations and said that it is because I ran away from home, that is why I made up the allegations, the police believed him,” Sister B said.She said the family moved to Atura in Badagry and the sexual abuse continued. Sister B also gave insight into the night she caught her father defiling her 13-year-old sister.“I looked through the window and saw my father sleeping with my little sister. I went into the house and caught my father coming out of the room he shares with my mum.“I saw my little sister shaking and crying and my father ran out immediately he saw me asking me why I was back home from the vigil and I thought to myself that this man thinks I don’t know what is going on.“I asked my younger sister what happened and she said that daddy just finished sleeping with her, I was angry and provoked, I shouted because I wanted the whole street to know what was going on,” Sister B said.Sister B said that following the revelation that their father was also defiling the youngest sister, their father became aggressive, threatening the sisters and their mother.“The threats were too much, my father hit my mother with a stick and wanted to burn her alive with fuel.“We reported him to the Marogbo Police Station but he kept evading arrest until the police caught him.“When the police saw the injuries on my mum’s hand from my father, they believed us and that is when we were taken from one court to another,” she said.While being cross-examined by Mr Peter Odoeme, Sister B noted that she caught her father defiling their 13-year-old sister in July 2015.NAN reports that on Feb. 25, the youngest sister (name withheld) had privately given evidence in court about the alleged defilement.The press and members of the public were asked to leave the courtroom during the third sister’s testimony because she was a minor.Following the testimony of the sisters, Justice Abiola Soladoye adjourned the case until May 23 for continuation of trial.