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Fayose’s aide, Lere Olayinka writes police, alleges threat to life by Ekiti govt agents

Olayinka. By Editor. Former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose’s Spokesperson, Lere Olayinka, has petitioned the police, alleging threat to his life by agents of the State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi.Olayinka, in a petition by his counsel, Sunday Olowolafe, dated November 19, 2020, said the attack by armed thugs led by one Dele Omojola (Marshall), on a guest house in Ado Ekiti on October 24, 2020, was mainly targeted at him.He added that “From the utterances of the…

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Funke Akindele, husband get state pardon as 56 others regain freedom from custody

Funke and husband, Bello in a joyful mood. By Editor. From today going on, the toga of ex-convicts will no longer be worn by the renowned nollywood actress, Funke Akindele and her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello, as the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has granted them state pardon after their non-custodial conviction and sentence by a Magistrate Court for violating Covid-19 lockdown protocols in Lagos State. The governor also approved the release of 56 other inmates from various correctional…

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Kaduna/Abuja Highway kidnappers to resume after Covid-19 lockdown curfew— Suspect

Kidnappers on Kaduna/Abuja Highway. By Editor. A suspect, Mustapha Mohammed, 26, has revealed that the incessant kidnappings and killings along the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway and other routes in northern parts of Nigeria have stopped because he and his other partners in crime were afraid of contracting COVID-19. The suspect disclosed that as soon as the COVID-19 was checked or eradicated, kidnapping and other heinous crimes will resume along the routes.These routes have witnessed several kidnappings and killings. Aside from civilians being…

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Attempted kidnap of seven months old baby foiled by neighbours

Kidnappers in action. By our Correspondent in Abakaliki.A seven months old baby identified as Chizaram Nnaluo, was kidnapped at  Aniekwena Street, in Abakaliki on Saturday, May 23, 2020 by hoodlums who invaded the place shooting sporadically into the air to scare people away.As they succeeded in scaring people away, they rushed into the room where the toddler was lying peacefully and took him, jumped into already packed motorcycle and sped off.But luck ran out on them when neighbours summoned…

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Man to spend two years in prison custody for theft of EEDC cables

By Charles Onyekwere, AbakalikiA Federal High Court sitting in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state presided over by Justice Choebe Ayua has sentenced a twenty-eight year old Christopher Achi to two years imprisonment for tampering and removal of Electic cable, property belonging to Enugu Electricity Distribution (EEDC).The convict, was arrested at Ihenu Uburu Community, Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi state, an offence punishable under section 1(10) miscellaneous offences Act Cap M17 LFN 2004. The development was made known to journalists on…

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Suspected mad man kills Ekiti Oba, goes into hiding

Late Oba Gbadebo Ogunsakin of Odo-Oro Ekiti. The Odo-Oro-Ekiti, a community in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti was on Monday thrown into mourning as a mentally derailed person was said to have stabbed to death the traditional ruler of the community, Oba Gbadebo Ogunsakin. An eye witness told our correspondent that the traditional ruler was stabbed with knife by the mentally derailed person shortly after late traditional ruler had a Council meeting with his chiefs. Confirming the incident,…

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Police parade 34 suspects over kidnapping, armed robbery, murder in Owerri

By our correspondent. Imo State Commissioner of Police (CP), Dasuki Galandachi, on Wednesday, paraded 34 suspects for alleged offences ranging from kidnapping, armed robbery, murder, fraud, rape, conspiracy to theft. Parading them at the headquaters of the command in Owerri, Galadanchi, said the inroads recorded by the command in the area of adoption of Community Policing strategy led to the feat. The CP disclosed that 10 suspects were arrested for armed robbery, 14 for kidnapping, and two apprehended for…

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Police arrest pastor who accused Okorocha of running kidnapping cartel

Okorocha, governor of Imo State. A Pentecostal church pastor, Chukwuma Okezue, has been arrested by the police in Imo State for allegedly accusing the Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha of recruiting adolescents and initiating them into kidnapping business and arming them against the people.  Parading the man before journalists on Tuesday in Owerri, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Andrew Enwerem, a Superintendent of Police (SP), accused Okezue of defamatory, feeding members of his congregation with falsehood against the…

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Fulani herdsman rapes girl, 14 in Ebonyi

By Charles Agbai, Abakaliki A suspected Fulani herdsman (names withheld) was on Thursday reported to have raped a 14 year old girl, Favour Okugbo of Umuifi community of Anioma-Isu in Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. The victim who is a student of Union Secondary School, Agueke-Isu in the area had been taken to an undisclosed medical facility for treatment. Confirming the incident, the Chairman of the community, Festus Nwachukwu condemned the activities of Fulani herdsmen in Umuifi…

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Major breakthrough: Police nab gang of firearms, ammunition dealers in Benue, Taraba

  PARADE OF VICIOUS AND NOTORIOUS SUSPECTS RESPONSIBLE FOR SELLING AND SUPPLY OF AK47 RIFLES AND OTHER FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION TO ARMED BANDITS, MILITIAS, AND CRIMINAL HERDSMEN/FARMERS IN BENUE AND TARABA STATES BY THE FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICERS AT THE BENUE STATE POLICE COMMAND, HEADQUARTERS ON TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2018. SUSPECTS: 1st Case: ILLEGAL FIREARMS DEALERS i. Morris Ashwe 36yrs Native of Mbajima Village Katsina Ala LGA Benue State (Working for Terwase Akwaza aka Ghana). Recovered from him were:  i.Five…

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