Daily Archives: July 2, 2019

Husain Law + Associates Files Lawsuit Against The Boeing Company On Behalf Of The Family Of The Late Professor And Author, Pius Adesanmi

HOUSTON, July 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Lawyers Nomaan Husain of Husain Law + Associates and Omar Khawaja, internationally recognized aviation firms, filed a new lawsuit against the Boeing Company June 4th, 2019 on behalf of the family members of Professor Pius Adebola Adesanmi, who was killed in the tragic crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 on March 10, 2019.

Adesanmi was a world-renowned Nigerian-born Canadian professor, writer, literary critic, satirist, and columnist. The author of numerous award-winning books, essays, and collections of poetry; he was lauded as a, “towering figure in African and post-colonial scholarship” by Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada where he chaired the Institute for African Studies. He was traveling from Addis Ababa to Nairobi for an African Union conference when the flight crashed shortly after takeoff.

Professor Adesanmi’s colleague and friend Bamidele Ademola-Olateju stated, “His demise created a gaping hole in Nigeria’s public intellection and Africa’s Higher Education and Youth Development.” His mother, Lois Olufunke Adesanmi also stated, “Everyday my heart bleeds for the loss of my son, Pius. We demand justice and accountability for his irreplaceable loss.”

“Our goal with these lawsuits is to obtain answers for our grieving clients and hold the Boeing Company accountable for creating this tragedy,” said Nomaan Husain, founder and senior partner at Husain Law + Associates, PC.

The detailed complaint was filed on behalf of the bereaved family in the U.S. District Court in Chicago against the Boeing Company, manufacturer of the doomed Boeing 737 Max 8, based in Chicago, for failing to properly inform pilots about the dangers and risks presented by its new Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (“MCAS”) software.

The complaint further alleges Boeing’s failure to properly inform pilots of a defect in the MAX 8’s flight control system left pilots without the knowledge or ability to restore manual control and caused both Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashes.

Mr. Nomaan Husain and Mr. Omar Khawaja are confident the US legal system and the US discovery process will allow families to get the answers they are seeking and sort out what really happened. www.hlalawfirm.com

Hawks impersonator appears in court

PRETORIA�40 year old Lazarus Mabotja appeared briefly at the Bronkhorstspruit Magistrate’s court for extortion and impersonation on Friday, 28 June 2019.

Mabotja from Soshanguve, who used the alias Captain Ngobeni, was arrested on Thursday, 27 June 2019, after he attempted to extort R300 000 from a former Mayor. He is expected to appear again at the same court on 05 July 2019 pending verification of his address and previous convictions. Mabotja was formerly convicted of murder and robbery and he is currently released on parole.

During his arrest, he was found with a number of blank arrest warrants, search warrants, the Pretoria Regional Court date stamp and a fake correspondence letter with a Hawks logo. He was also in full Hawks uniform.

Mabotja’s arrest bring to three the number of bogus Hawks officers thus far. Former SAPS Constable Rynno du Plessis (30) was arrested at the beginning of June inside Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Centre and Gabriel Paul (40) was also arrested in Johannesburg. They will both appear in different dates next month.

Source: South African Police Service

Hawks impersonator appears in court

PRETORIA�40 year old Lazarus Mabotja appeared briefly at the Bronkhorstspruit Magistrate’s court for extortion and impersonation on Friday, 28 June 2019.

Mabotja from Soshanguve, who used the alias Captain Ngobeni, was arrested on Thursday, 27 June 2019, after he attempted to extort R300 000 from a former Mayor. He is expected to appear again at the same court on 05 July 2019 pending verification of his address and previous convictions. Mabotja was formerly convicted of murder and robbery and he is currently released on parole.

During his arrest, he was found with a number of blank arrest warrants, search warrants, the Pretoria Regional Court date stamp and a fake correspondence letter with a Hawks logo. He was also in full Hawks uniform.

Mabotja’s arrest bring to three the number of bogus Hawks officers thus far. Former SAPS Constable Rynno du Plessis (30) was arrested at the beginning of June inside Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Centre and Gabriel Paul (40) was also arrested in Johannesburg. They will both appear in different dates next month.

Source: South African Police Service

Police seek missing teenager

KING WILLIAM’S TOWN-The Family Violence Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit in Port Elizabeth are urgently trying to trace a 16-year-old teenager from Jacksonville in Port Elizabeth who allegedly ran away from home in March 2019 and has not yet returned home.

According to police information, Keenan Van Heerden left his house in Mpuko Street in Jacksonville during the Easter weekend. A week prior to leaving home, he was found at a drug post in the area and brought home. According to his mother, he ran away again and has since not returned.

He was reported missing to police on 19 June 2019. Anyone who may have seen him or may know of his whereabouts, is asked to contact D/Sgt Luzuko Pehlo on 082 565 0155 or 041 401 3000 or Crime Stop 08600 10111.

Source: South African Police Service