Barr. Cosmas Henry Atabor & Kogi State of Cultists

Former NBM ‘National OC legal’ (the organisation’s head legal advisor/lawyer) and former co-conspirator with Bemigho on several 419 fraud enterprises has moved on to better things.

Once accused by Bemigho as been the “faceless coward Uche Tobias” today finds himself as: The Chairman, Kogi State House of Assembly Standing Committee on Judiciary, Justice, Legal Matters and Protocol.

Oga, I just got this forwarded email and rejoinder from you.
I hope the rejoined message is not for me.
Sadly and most annoyingly the said ‘Uche Tobias’ is destroying the integrity and cause of an association I love and gave a whole lot of my time, energy and money for. Initially I thought the madness will blow over but sadly it hasn’t.
Some persons have called me to either accuse me of being the said person or to ask me to be careful as there are plans afoot by persons who I believe cannot see beyond their noses to rope me in as this madman as as a means to destroy me and the legacies I have left worked and hard to imprint in the association.
I am not UCHE TOBIAS. I am too much of a focused man to descend so low as to act in this narcissistically wanton manner. For the better part of 2014 to date I have concentrated on pursuing my political dream and have not even had time for my legal practice let alone such childish and incoherent foolhardiness.
We have met a couple of times. I pray the impression you had upon meeting me those times helps you in realising that I am not the said person and CANNOT be so dumb. Them no dey throway pickin with water and bath wer them use naff am.
I unfortunately had an ego clash with Bermuda. Yes. Bermuda is not NBM and so his immature and or unrealistic view of our ‘personal’ issue cannot be a catalyst for me to become unreasonable and insane.
I urge you to please look at the issue without sentiment and aid me in ensuring that our IT experts trace and isolate the point from which this madman is operating.
My regards to your family. Remain blessed.
Barr. Cosmas Henry Atabor (FCAI)


The Chairman, Kogi State House of Assembly Standing Committee on Judiciary, Justice, Legal Matters and Protocol, Hon. (Barr.) Cosmas Henry Atabor (APC/Igalamela-Odolu) has inaugurated the standing committee at the Kogi State House of Assembly Complex, Lokoja. In his address, the legislator stated that “justice is not all and only about enforcement of our legislation and practices of our legal systems, it is also about the determination of our rights, be they civil or human. “Justice is also about the principle of equity which determines the quality of fairness in both our public and private affairs. “This Committee is the conscience of the Kogi State House of Assembly not only in overseeing the executive and judicial policies, programmes and activities but also in giving the right guidance in and with conformity to our judicial principles underlying the formulation, execution and interpretation of our jurisprudence. “Our advisory responsibilities would not be possible without the support of our critical stakeholders, our invited guests. I, therefore, have you all, with humility, to rely on.” In his remark, a former member of the Assembly and Chairman of the Committee, Barr. Henry Ekundayo Ojuola emphasised that “an assembly without a single lawyer is lifeless. I graciously thank the people of Igalamela/Odolu constituency for voting Hon. (Barr) Cosmas who has given life to the seventh Assembly. He called on the people of Igalamela/Odolu state constituency to continue to support their lawmaker in order to attract developmental gains to the constituency. Similarly, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Mrs. Hauwa Yusuf expressed delight that “the ministry has a square peg in a square hole to work with in the assembly and the standing committee”.

She assured the committee of the cooperation of the ministry in order to aid the committee in achieving its objectives. The inauguration was attended by representatives of the State Ministry of Justice, the State Judiciary, the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, the representatives of the Judicial Service Commission, High Court of Justice, Sharia Court of Appeal and the Customary Court of Appeal. Others include the representatives of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, representatives of the Bar and Private Legal Practitioners, the Kogi state chapter of the Nigerian Bar Association, Non-Governmental Organisations, the Civil Societies and Human Organisations, as well as the former member of the House and Chairman of the Committee, Barr. Henry Ekundayo Ojuola who represented the past leadership of the Committee. In a related development, Bar. Cosmas Atabor was congratulated by his professional colleagues as well as fellow legislators on the successes he has recorded so far at the election petitions tribunal. It will be recalled that on the 1st of August, 2019, all the witness for Friday Abdul Sani were certified by the election tribunal as unfit and thereafter struck out. Thereafter, on the 8th of August, 2019, the application by counsel to Friday Abdul Sani for leave to file new witness statements on oath was refused by the tribunal and matter adjourned till the next day for the only witness of the petitioner being Friday Sani to appear to adopt his witness statement on oath; after which the case was finally struck out completely.

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