A senior Russian officer dubbed the ‘Butcher of Bucha’ has been promoted by President Vladimir Putin for overseeing several atrocities in the Ukrainian town.
Commander Azatbek Omurbekov has been promoted from Lieutenant Colonel to full Colonel despite men under his command being accused of gang rape, torture, and mass civilian executions.
The Russian officer, who led the 64th Separate Motorised Rifle Brigade, was identified as Putin’s senior commander in Bucha when the atrocities were uncovered.
Ukraine specifically identified members of his brigade as responsible for murders in Bucha where the Russian forces were also accused of weaponising rape.
The reason for this promotion to full colonel is not clear. But the report hailed his perceived success in Ukraine.
‘The separate motorised rifle brigade under the command of Colonel Azatbek Omurbekov carried out the task of occupying a defensive line,’ said the newspaper.
‘In the course of capturing the designated boundary, the enemy numbering up to a battalion was defeated, and more than 40 pieces of equipment destroyed.
‘The Nationalist unit lost all combat capability and was no longer involved in combat operations.
‘Within three weeks, under the leadership of Colonel Omurbekov, brigade units at the occupied line repelled more than 50 attacks by the enemy using tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and heavy artillery.’
He and his men are reportedly now fighting in the Donbas.
Ukrainian reporter Evgeny Spirin said of the scenes in Bucha: ‘Some of the killed children had their arms tied up.
‘Children…. They were tying up children. There were shooting dogs. Killed women. Girls younger than ten with their vaginas torn apart….
‘How to live with this, and is it worth living at all? How do I explain this to myself, how? They must cease to exist.
‘They must all be destroyed, each and every one of them, turned into dust, into mud, into clay, all of them.’
Omurbekov and his unit are from Khabarovsk, in the far east of Russia.
ICPC arraigns professor over $40000 bribe
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arraigned one Professor John Kester Ifeanyichukwu over allegations of bribery and inducement of officers of the Commission.
In a single-count charge brought before Honourable Justice A.O. Otaluka of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), High Court 12, sitting in Apo, Abuja, ICPC is accusing the Professor of issuing a cheque valued at $40,000 to a staff of the Commission.
The cheque was part of the $50,000 and a house in Abuja, promised to the officer to compromise the investigation by retrieving the accused person’s devices, MacBook S/N CIML8BUGDTY3, MacBook S/N W80204J7ATN and iPhone pro11 which were in the custody of ICPC for investigative activities.
John Kester Ifeanyichukwu had earlier been reported to the Commission by the Presidency for alleged acts bordering on corruption, extortion and money laundering.
ICPC, in a Charge No: CR/025/2022, informed the court of how the defendant allegedly induced one of its operatives to smuggle out a particular iPhone and a laptop and to replace them with a dummy that was to be provided by his personal assistant.
The accused person’s action is contrary to Section 18 (b) and punishable under Section 18 (d) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him. He was therefore admitted to bail in the sum of N10 million and two sureties in like sum. The sureties must be resident within the jurisdiction of the court and one of them must have a landed property in Abuja.
The trial judge also ordered that the Defendant’s international passport and other valid travel documents must be submitted to the court before the next adjourned date otherwise his bail will be revoked.
The case has been adjourned to the 21st of June 2022 for the commencement of hearing.
Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Education, And Career
Femi Adebayo is a Nigerian director, film actor, lawyer, producer, and Special Adviser to the Governor of Kwara State on Arts, Culture, and Tourism. He is the son of the veteran actor, Adebayo Salami. Here’s his Biography, Age, Net worth, Wife, Children, Education, Occupation, Parents, Awards, etc.
Who is Femi Adebayo?
Femi Adebayo Salami is a Nigerian director, film actor, lawyer, and producer. Adebayo attended the C&S College for his secondary school education. He then went to the University of Ilorin, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Law. He later earned a master’s degree in Law at the University of Ibadan.
Full name: Femi Adebayo Salami
Date of birth: 31 December 1978
Place of birth: Lagos State
State of origin: Kwara State
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Parents: Adebayo Salami(Oga Bello)
Education: C&S College, University of Ilorin, and University of Ibadan
Occupation: Director, film actor, Lawyer, Politician, and producer
Wife: Omotayo Maimunat Sanusi (m. 2016)
Net worth: $900,000
Awards: Best Movie Producer Of The Year (Yoruba) at the City People Entertainment Awards 2015.
Best Actor in a Lead role –Yoruba at the Best of Nollywood Awards(2017)
Best Kiss in a Movie at 2020 Best of Nollywood Awards
Social media: [email protected]https://www.instagram.com/femiadebayosalami/
Adebayo began acting in 1985, the same year he featured in his father’s first movie titled Ogun Ajaye. Femi has starred in over 500 Nigerian films, winning four awards as Best Yoruba actor at the 17th African Film Awards popularly known as Afro Hollywood awards at the Stratford Town Hall in London. He also won an award in the same category for the Best of Nollywood Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria Awards in 2012. Adebayo has a long list of movies to his credits, which includes the Sonto Alapata, Wura Ati Fadaka, Ma Wobadan, and Buga, among others. He is the MD/CEO of J-15 media network Nigeria.
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