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Saturday, October 23, 2021

October 23, 2021

Sex Video: 19-year-old Girl Who Allegedly Blackmailed Former Bayelsa Commissioner, Charlotte Delhi Granted N5m Bail

Liverpool & Charlotte

...I almost committed suicide - Victim

The Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa has granted a N5 million bail to Miss Charlotte Delhi, 19, who was charged to court by DSS over the involvement of blackmail of a former permanent secretary of the Bayelsa state ministry of education, Dr. Walton Liverpool.

Liverpool, whose nude picture was allegedly posted on social media by the accused, said he met the accused through Facebook on the 23rd of August, 2021 and had a consensual encounter at Golden Gate Hotel, Yenagoa.

He said the nude video allegedly released by the accused has caused him psychological and physical pains.

He hinted that he almost committed suicide and fainted after his immediate and extended family viewed the said video on the internet.

According to Liverpool, "On the 8th of September, 2021 after I was hosted to a reception after the day I got my academic PhD from the Imo State University, Owerri.

"After the ceremony, I retired to my room to sleep. At about midnight, I received a Whatsapp message on my phone announcing a package for me.

"I inquired who the sender of the message was and asked the nature of the package. I was told that they have made a video of me.

"When I asked for the identity of the sender, they told me not to worry and that I should cooperate with them and the matter will be over. "

He told the court that he was asked to pay the sum of N15million or else the nude video will be posted on social media.

"I Pleaded that I will pay the sum of N1million and pleaded that I needed to sell a property to raise a million naira. They sent me another message that I should pay the sum of N5 million. They threatened not to accept anything less.

"After six days, on the 14th of September, 2021, I was alerted that my nude video have been posted on Facebook.

"They tagged members of the State House of Assembly, present and former State Commissioners, Local Government Chairmen and former Chief of Staff to Governor, Rt. Hon. Talford Ongolo. "

However, both counsels during the tendering of evidence argued on the admittance of the list of WhatsApp conversations between Liverpool and the accused.

The presiding judge adjourned till November 9th, 2021 to rule on the issue of the exhibit to be admitted by the court.

Friday, October 22, 2021

October 22, 2021

Woman Arrested For Selling Her 3-month Old Baby For N150k In Calabar, Armed Robbers Nabbed While Robbing


Ikechukwu Uche (Vanguard)

The Cross River State Police Command has neutralized a kidnap syndicate, gun-running gang while parading a mother of three for selling her three-month-old baby.

Briefing journalists on the achievement of the Command, the Commissioner of Police, CP Aminu Alhassan said his men were ready to smoke pit criminals from the state as no stone would be left unturned in policing the state.

He disclosed that a tactical team of Anti Kidnapping & Cultism Squad, AKCS led SP Awodi has been ahead of the criminals following various successes recorded by the squad.

According to him, four notorious kidnapping / Armed Robbery suspects were bursted by AKCS based on a distress call while they were robbing residents of Intergro at 8 miles, Calabar

“Upon receiving the call, the Dragon Squad led by SP Awodi swung into action, by swiftly moving to the scene, The hoodlums on sighting them opened fire. There was a gun duel which left the suspect injured, four were arrested including 19-year-old Samuel Ejeje.

“They confessed to being members of Skylo Confraternity and they have been terrorizing resident of 8 miles, Ikot Effanga, Ikot Ishie and it’s environs, We are on their trails as efforts are on towards the recovery of (3) AK 47 rifles they claim they have,” Aminu said.

Speaking further he said one Kingsley Mbaku was apprehended based on intelligence that transport locally made AK 47 and moves them to Cameroon.

“We recovered a locally fabricated AK 47 with 200 rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition, we also arrested a mother who sold her three months old baby for 150,000 naira amongst others,” he said.

He explained that 30 suspects were arrested within the period under review while a Camry, a bus,3 motorcycles,18 phones, wraps of Indian hemp were recovered.

CP Aminu appealed to Cross Riverians and Nigerians at large that lawlessness or self-help cannot proffer solution in any enlightened society but seeking legal redress in settling was more profitable.

“It is on this premise that I advise CrossRiverians to be calm, focused, and go about their legitimate business, as the police Command will never relent in tackling and providing robust security architecture for the citizenry at all times as required by law,” he stated.

Funding by Vanguard further revealed that a car snatching syndicate also paraded have been terrorizing residents of Calabar metropolis for long, were also apprehended.

Vanguard gathered that they specialize in carjacking especially from church premises, they dismantle the engine within 30 minutes as they steal the cars.

On her part, Esther Okon a 23-year-old mother of three told Vanguard that she had to sell her 3months old baby for 150,000 in a bid to pay her house rent and foot other bills.

October 22, 2021

Beware Of New Virus That Steals Banking Details From Phones, Computer - NCC Alerts Nigerians


Sodiq Oyeleke

The Nigerian Communications Commission has alerted millions of Nigerian telecom consumers of the existence of new, high-risk, and extremely damaging, Malware called Flubot.

The commission warns that the virus steals banking details from devices.

This was contained in a press statement by the commission titled, ‘NCC alerts telecom consumers on Flubot Malware… Lists measures to guard against attack.”

NCC noted that according to the information received from the Nigeria Computer Emergency Response Team, Flubot “targets Androids with fake security updates and App installations”.

How the virus works

The statement quoted ngCERT as affirming that Flubot “impersonates Android mobile banking applications to draw fake web view on targeted applications and its goal transcends stealing personal data and essentially targets stealing of credit card details or online banking credentials.

“FluBot is circulated through Short Message Service and can snoop “on incoming notifications, initiate calls, read or write SMSes, and transmit the victim’s contact list to its control centre.”

“This malware attacks Android devices by pretending to be “FedEx, DHL, Correos, and Chrome applications” and compels unsuspecting users to alter the accessibility configurations on their devices in order to maintain a continuous presence on devices.

“The new malware undermines the security of devices by copying fake login screens of prominent banks, and the moment the users enter their login details on the fake pages, their data is harvested and transmitted to the malware operators’ control point from where the data is exploited by intercepting banking-related One Time Passwords and replacing the default SMS app on the targeted Android device.

“Consequently, it secures admittance into the device through SMS and proceeds to transmit similar messages to other contacts that may be on the device it has attacked enticing them into downloading the fake app.

“It suffices to say that, when Flubot infects a device, it can result in incalculable financial losses. Additionally, the malware creates a backdoor which grants access to the user’s device, thus enabling the invader or attacker to perform other criminal actions, including launching other variants of malware.”

How to guard against the virus

The NCC hereby wishes to reiterate the advisory of ngCERT as follows:

In view of this discovery and understanding of the process by which this malware operates, and in order to protect millions of telecom consumers and prevent criminal forces, irrespective of location, from using telecom platforms to perpetrate fraud and irredeemable damages, the NCC advised that:

1. Do not click on the link if you receive a suspicious text message, and do not install any app or security update the page asks you to install.

2. Use updated antivirus software that detects and prevents malware infections.

3. Apply critical patches to the system and application.

4. Use strong passwords and enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) over logins.

5. Back-up your data regularly.

6. If you have been affected by this campaign, you should reset your device to factory mode as soon as possible. This will delete any data on your phone, including personal data.

7. Do not restore from backups created after installing the app. You may contact ngCERT on *[email protected]* for technical assistance.

8. You will also need to change the passwords to all of your online accounts, with urgency, around your online bank accounts.

9. If you have concerns that your accounts may have been accessed by unauthorised people, contact your bank immediately.

October 22, 2021

Secondary School Shut In Delta As Female Student Killed In Cult Clash

Ogume grammar school, Ogume, Delta State has reportedly been shut down by the state government following a cultist clash within the school premises which left a female student dead and properties worth millions of naira destroyed.

A female student of the school was killed while properties worth millions of naira were destroyed when the hoodlums invaded the school with all kinds of weapons last week.

It was gathered that the hoodlums also assaulted the principal before she was rushed to the general hospital, Kwale for treatment.

The school’s ICT centre, principal’s office, her car and the administrative office amongst others were burnt down by the rampaging cultists.

The State Commissioner for Secondary Education, Mrs Rose Ezewu, announced the closure of the school on Wednesday, October 20, in Asaba during a meeting held with the leaders of Ogume community.

Mrs Ezewu said that the decision of the state government to close the school was in the best interest of the community and the state in general as it was designed to guarantee the safety of teachers and students of the school.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

October 19, 2021

Photos: Nigerian Man Poisoned To Death By His Close Friend In Indonesia

A Nigerian man, Chisom popularly known as Mikky Miguel has died after he was allegedly poisoned by a friend in Indonesia, NaijaCover Reports.

One Prince Ebukason Victor, who disclosed this in a Facebook post on Monday, October 18, said the deceased father of two, who is married to an Indonesian national, buried his late father few months ago.

"What a Wicked Word, he buried his Father few months ago and now they have to poison him in Indonesia. Some people has mind ohhh to take a life you didn't give. What will you gain by k!lling someone who did nothing to you, because of jealousy and you have to poison him to end his Life half way. Guys let's be very careful who we hang around with not everybody that call you blood or laugh with yoy are real , some are dëvil. Mikky May your soul rest in peace." He wrote.

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Saturday, October 16, 2021

October 16, 2021

EFCC Quizzes Former Kano Governor, Kwankwaso Over ₦10 Billion Pension Fund


Former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, today reported to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and is currently being grilled by a team of operatives at the Commission’s headquarters Abuja over allegations of abuse of office, diversion of public funds and fraudulent allocation of government properties to cronies.

Kwankwaso, who is also a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, was first invited by the EFCC in September but failed to honour the invitation.

An associate of the politician informed Vanguard that he might have been invited in relation to a petition by some retired employees of the Kano State Government who had earlier petitioned the EFCC, complaining that the former governor mismanaged pension remittances to the tune of N10 billion between 2011 and 2015, to fund a housing project for his cronies.

But the EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, declined comment on the interrogation of the former governor when contacted by the newspaper on Saturday.

Friday, October 15, 2021

October 15, 2021

71-year-old Man Dies During Sex Romp With Prostitute

By Daud Olatunji

Tragedy struck in Sagamu when a 71-year-old man, identified as Ajibola Olufemi Adeniyi, reportedly died during a sex romp with a commercial sex worker inside a hotel in Ogun State.

Our correspondent gathered that the incident happened on Monday at 50/50 hotel Ogijo, Sagamu Local Government Area of the State.

The deceased, a resident of 22, Akilo Street, Bariga, Lagos State, had visited the brothel to ‘relax’ with one of the prostitutes therein, who was simply identified as Joy.

A hotelier in the area who pleaded anonymity confirmed the incident, saying, “In the course of the sexual intercourse, the man slumped and died immediately.”

According to the source, the police from Ogijo Division had visited the scene to evacuate the lifeless body of Adeniyi, where they also recovered his ATM card and driver’s license.

“As police try to locate the family of the man, his body was deposited at the morgue of Sagamu General Hospital, Ogun State.

“The sexual worker has also been arrested by the police to unravel the cause of the man’s death,” our correspondent was told.

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, could not be reached as of the time of filing this report.

Our correspondent gathered that the incident happened on Monday at 50/50 hotel Ogijo, Sagamu Local Government Area of the State.

The deceased, a resident of 22, Akilo Street, Bariga, Lagos State, had visited the brothel to ‘relax’ with one of the prostitutes therein, who was simply identified as Joy.

A hotelier in the area who pleaded anonymity confirmed the incident, saying, “In the course of the sexual intercourse, the man slumped and died immediately.”

According to the source, the police from Ogijo Division had visited the scene to evacuate the lifeless body of Adeniyi, where they also recovered his ATM card and driver’s license.

“As police try to locate the family of the man, his body was deposited at the morgue of Sagamu General Hospital, Ogun State.

“The sexual worker has also been arrested by the police to unravel the cause of the man’s death,” our correspondent was told.

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, could not be reached as of the time of filing this report.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

October 14, 2021

Military Confirms Death Of ISWAP Leader Abu Musab al-Barnawi


The leader of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) jihadist group, Abu Musab al-Barnawi, is dead, Nigeria’s top military commander said on Thursday.

ISWAP has not given any confirmation of al-Barnawi’s death and Nigeria’s military has claimed before to have killed jihadist commanders only for them to reappear.

“I can authoritatively confirm to you that al-Barnawi is dead. As simple as that. He is dead and remains dead,” Chief of Defence Staff General Lucky Irabor told reporters, without giving details on how or when the death had occurred.

October 14, 2021

Army Says 13,243 Repentant Boko Haram Terrorists & Their Wives Surrendered In The Last One Week

Solomon Odeniyi

The Defence Headquarters on Thursday said a total of 13,243 repentant terrorists and their families surrendered to troops of the Armed Forces of Nigeria at different locations in the North East in the last two weeks.

Speaking in Abuja on Wednesday at a briefing on military operations between October 1 and October 14, the Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig. Gen Benard Onyeuko, said of the number, about 3,243 are adult males while 3,868 are women. Children constitute about 6,234 of the total figure.

He added that no fewer than 29 terrorists were killed while 13 terrorists and their collaborators were arrested during the period.

Onyeuko said, “Consequently, more terrorists have continued to lay down their arms and surrender to our troops with their families as they could no longer withstand the offensive operations within the theatre. Some of these feats were recorded at; Gwoza – Yamtake – Bita road; Gwoza – Farm Centre – Yamtake road; Mandara Mountain area as well as Pulka and Hambagda towns; all in Borno State.

“Cumulatively, within the period a total of 29 terrorists were neutralised and 13 terrorists including their informants/collaborators and logistics suppliers were arrested in the course of the operations.

“Additionally, a total of 38 assorted weapons and 968 rounds of assorted ammunition as well as 48 rustled livestock among several other items were recovered. So far, a total of 13,243 terrorists and their families comprising 3,243 adult males, 3,868 adult females and 6,234 children, have surrendered to oun troops at different locations in the North-East.”

He added that troops killed at least 40 bandits and arrested bandits’ collaborators on the wanted list of security operatives in the country during the same period.

Onyeuko said, “Troops of operation Hadarin Daji arrested some notorious armed bandits’ collaborators who have been on the watch list of security agencies namely; Mamuda Aliyu Dangulbi, Rilwan Sani Dangulbi, Yusuf Adamu Dangulbi and Yakubu Umar Maihuja at Dangulbi village in Maru LGA of Zamfara State.

“These arrested criminals and items recovered have been handed over to appropriate prosecuting agencies for necessary action.”

He stated that in the period in focus, using a force package of Nigerian Air Force platforms, multiple airstrikes were executed on bandits’ enclaves in successive passes in different locations.

“One of which was at the Kwaga forest within Birnin Gwari general area in Kaduna State. In the course of the operation, no fewer than 40 armed bandits were neutralised and several structures which served as their logistics bases were destroyed,” he added.

Onyeuko said troops also discovered and deactivated a total of 51 illegal refining sites.

The military spokesman said the sites cumulatively had a total of 76 ovens, 52 cooking pots/boilers, 22 cooling systems, 102 reservoirs, 16 large dugout pits and 513 storage tanks as well as drums and sacks laden with illegally refined oil products.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

October 12, 2021

ICPC Re-Arraigns Obono-Obla For Forging His WAEC Result

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arraigned a former presidential aide, Mr Okoi Obono-Obla, over allegations of certificate forgery.

Obono-Obla is the former Chairman of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel (SPIP) for the Recovery of Public Property.

He was charged with two counts before Justice C.L. Dabup of the Jos Judicial Division of the High Court of Plateau State, a statement by ICPC’s spokesperson, Azuka Ogugua, said on Monday.

ICPC maintained its allegations that the former SPIP chair presented a fake result with a credit pass in English Literature to the University of Jos, with which he secured admission to study law.

“The charge filed before Justice C. L. Dabup revealed that while Obono-Obla did not seat for the Ordinary Level, General Certificate Examination (GCE) in English Literature in 1982, he presented a result of the same GCE to the University of Jos, in 1985, containing Credit 6 from Mary Knoll College, Ogoja,” the statement alleged.

“He was alleged to have committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 366 of the Penal Code Law of Plateau State.”

But Obono-Obla was said to have entered a not guilty plea on each of the two counts when they were read to him.

Thereafter, his counsel, M.A. Agara, filed an application in which he urged the court to grant his client bail on self-recognisance.

Obono-Obla’s counsel had also filed a motion contesting the jurisdiction of the court on the matter, as well as accused the prosecution of bringing a defective charge before the court.

He prayed the court not to allow the charge to be read to the defendant.

In his argument, ICPC’s lead counsel, Henry Emore, who opposed the motion challenging the jurisdiction of the court, submitted that the defendant was brought before the court because the offence of certificate forgery was allegedly committed in Jos where the court seats.

He, however, did not oppose the bail application, he urged the court to admit the defendant to bail on stringent terms.

Justice Dabup, in her ruling on the bail application, admitted Obono-Obla to bail in the sum of N1 million with one surety in like sum.

She also ruled that the surety must be resident within the jurisdiction of the court and must submit an affidavit of means, including a tax clearance certificate showing evidence of payment for three years.

The judge later adjourned the case till November 25, 2021, for trial.
Chief Obla

October 12, 2021

9 Yahoo Boys Convicted In Calabar


The Federal High Court in Calabar, Cross River State, has convicted nine Internet fraudsters.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in a statement said the convicts, who pleaded guilty, were sentenced to six months imprisonment with only two of them given an option of N200,000 fine each on Monday.

According to the EFCC’s statement issued by the commission’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, on Tuesday, the judge, Rosemary Dugbo Oghoghorie, ordered the defendants to make restitution to their victims and forfeit various items to the federal government.

The convicts, according to the agency, were part of the 21 ‘yahoo-boys’ arrested on Wednesday September 29, by operatives of the Uyo Zonal Command of the EFCC in a special operation at the World Bank Estate in Umuahia, Abia State.

The judge also convicted two other suspects- Folashade Adeyemi and Asuquo Edet- for currency counterfeiting and illegal dealing in petroleum products, the commission also said.

Read EFCC’s full statement

EFCC Press Release

Court Convicts Nine ‘Yahoo Boys’, Two Others in Calabar

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, Uyo Zonal Command on Monday October 11, 2021 secured the conviction of nine internet fraudsters before Justice Rosemary Dugbo Oghoghorie of the Federal High Court Calabar, Cross River State. They pleaded guilty to a one count charge bordering on cybercrime.

In view of their guilty pleas, the prosecuting counsel, Soares Adebayo prayed the court to convict and sentence the defendants.

But the defence counsel Innocent Eze S. N. Nweke Jr pleaded for leniency on the grounds that they were first time offenders.

After listening to both counsel, Justice Oghoghorie convicted and sentenced all the defendants to six months imprisonment each. While Obioma ThankGod (alias Oliver Kudson) and Azubuine Chikwado were given the option of Two Hundred Thousand Naira (N200, 000) fine each, the others had no option of fine.

The defendants were equally ordered to make restitution to their victims and forfeit various items to the Federal Government.

Okechukwu Caleb (aka Richard Kudson, Oliver Smith Madison) who defrauded one Maria Zamora of the sum of One Thousand United State Dollars ($1000) was ordered to restitute the sum of One Million Naira(N1,000,000) to his victim through the EFCC, while Christopher Clinton, Chinaka McDonald, Okoye Chukwubunna, Ogugua Chukwuebuka and Egbulefu Promise were ordered to forfeit a Lexus car with Reg. No.UNG 956 KU, iPhone 7, Nokia phone and HP2, Toyota car, iPhone 11 and a Toyota Camry , and mobile gadgets recovered from them respectively, to the Federal Government if confirmed to belong to them. Otherwise, they should be returned to their owners.

The convicts were part of the 21 ‘yahoo-boys’ arrested on Wednesday September 29, 2021 by operatives of the Uyo Zonal Command of the EFCC in a special operation at the World Bank Estate in Umuahia, Abia State.

October 12, 2021

15 Kidnappers, Armed Robbers With AK47 Rifles Arrested In Cross River

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 By Obio Monday

The Cross River State Police Command have nabbed no fewer than  15 suspected kidnappers and armed robbers.

This was disclosed by the Commissioner of Police in the State,  AIhassan Aminu, in Calabar, on Monday, stating that the suspects were arrested in their various hideouts at different locations and AK 47 rifles and pump-action cartridges were recovered.

CP Aminu further warned criminals to leave the state or be ready for baptism of fire.

Aminu said: “The command has mapped out strategies on how to chase out hoodlums terrorising the people. I have ordered my officers to comply with the IGP Usman Baba Aikali’s directive to carry out stop-and-search operations to restore peace to the state.

“I have warned all my officers to shun corruption and stop extorting money from members of the public. They need to imbibe community policing and apply professionalism when carrying out their duties. We will raid all the hideouts of criminals.”

He sought the support of other security agencies to end criminality in the state:

“I operate an open-door policy. We need the assistance of the public to give us useful information.”

Thursday, September 30, 2021

September 30, 2021

Anambra 2021 Governorship Candidate Declared Missing


The governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the November 6, 2021 election in Anambra State, Obiora Agbasimelo, is missing, fuelling speculations that he has been kidnapped,  reports The Guardian.

As at the time of going to press, the whereabouts of Agbasimelo was unknown. The emergence of the lawyer and brother to the founder of the popular foundation, Oga Ndi Oga as LP’s governorship candidate came on the heels of crisis in the party, which threw up a faction and the erstwhile leading aspirant, a military officer, Nnamdi Nnoruka, was allegedly kidnapped and moved round parts of the state in the booth of his car.

Investigation revealed that Nnoruka, after the ordeal, chickened out of

Sunday, September 12, 2021

September 12, 2021

Abomination! Mother Gives Birth To Three Kids For Son

Kwara State command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested an immigrant from Benin Republic, Adamu Sabi Sime, for allegedly having canal knowledge of his biological mother.

In a statement by the command’s public relations officer, Babawale Afolabi, in Ilorin on Saturday, it was also confirmed that Adamu’s mother has given birth to three children for her son.

“On Thursday September 9, 2021, one Mallam Bandede, the district head of Mosne Had community in the Kaiama local government area of the state reported an incestuous act being committed by one Adamu Sabi Sime and his mother, Fati Sime, of the same community.

“Men from the intelligence unit and NSCDC operatives in Kaiama swung into action and the outcome of the investigations established the fact that the mother (Fati) has three children for her biological son. Further check revealed that the younger brother of the accused, who was also confirmed to be sleeping with the mother is now at large”, the statement said.

The NSCDC command also said that the mother and her two sons do not have necessary papers to stay in Nigeria, adding that the suspects had been handed over to the Nigeria lmmigration Service for background check and further actions

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

September 08, 2021

Paternity Fraud: Police Invite Uzoamaka Ohiri, Ex-wife Of Comedian Nedu, For Questioning

Nedu & ex-wife, Uzoamaka


The Lagos State Police command has invited Uzoamaka Ohiri, the former wife of comedian, Chinedu Ani, a.k.a Nedu, The PUNCH has learnt.

Our correspondent learnt that policemen attached to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, visited her home in the Ajah area of Lagos State on Tuesday evening, but she was not at home.

They subsequently told the security guard to inform her to report at the SCID on Thursday.

Speaking with The PUNCH on Wednesday, Uzoamaka’s cousin, who identified himself only as Peter, said, “Policemen attached to Panti came to the house on Tuesday evening, but she was not around.

“They asked the security guard to sign a document and then they asked her to come to their station.”

A member of her legal team from Wingman Legal Chambers also informed The PUNCH that the comedian’s ex-wife had been invited.

“It is true. She was asked to report at the SCID tomorrow morning,” he said.

Attempts to speak with Uzoamaka proved abortive, as her telephone line indicated that it has been switched off.

“She may have already been arrested because I have not been able to reach her all day,” said Uzoamaka’s cousin, Peter.

The mother of three has been trending on social media for the last five days after accusing her ex-husband of domestic violence.

In his response to his ex-wife’s allegations, Nedu said he had been the victim of domestic violence, rather than Uzoamaka.

Our correspondent could not ascertain the reason for the Police invitation as of Press time, as the Police Public Relations Officer, Adekunle Ajisebutu, could not be reached on the telephone on Wednesday.

Sunday, September 5, 2021

September 05, 2021

NYSC Corps Member Arrested For Importing Drugged Candy

Seized drugged candy

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency says it has arrested a 22-year-old National Youths Service Corps member, Arnold Maniru, for allegedly importing four kilograms of drugged candies from the United Kingdom.

NDLEA Director Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, said this in a statement made available to News Agency of Nigeriaon Sunday in Abuja.

Babafemi said that the corps member, serving with a government agency in Abuja, was arrested on Saturday, August 28, following the interception of a consignment at the warehouse of a transport company.

He said that a controlled delivery of the parcel, which contained the candies laced with arizona, a strong variant of cannabis and some liquid, were subsequently carried out.

Also, operatives attached to courier companies in Lagos have intercepted 1.2kg of cannabis, concealed inside locally made cookies going to Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Babafemi said that 920 grams of cocaine hidden inside synthetic hair heading to Saudi Arabia were also intercepted in Lagos.

“Another 1.08kg cannabis, concealed in spray cans and going to Pakistan; and 625 grams of methamphetamine, hidden in clothing heading to Australia, were also seized, ” he said.

September 05, 2021

Gunmen Kidnap Ibrahim Kurami's Wife And Children

Gunmen suspected to be bandits, on Saturday night, attacked the country home of a member of Katsina State House of Assembly representing Bakori Constituency, Dr. Ibrahim Kurami.

The country house is located at the lawmaker’s village, Kurami, Bakori Local Government Area of the state.

Residents noted that the gunmen stormed the house at 9 p.m , shortly after Muslims night prayers and shot at a member of the First Aid Group of Islam met at the main gate.

The victim sustained injuries from the gunshots and was later rushed to a hospital for treatment.

The gunmen thereafter abducted two of the lawmaker’s children and his wife, The PUNCH was told.

Residents said the whereabouts of the trio were still unknown as of Sunday when this report is filed.

It was further learnt that the lawmaker who immediately left for Katsina after participating in Saturday’s APC council Congress in the area was later informed of the incident.

A senior security agent, who pleaded anonymity, revealed that security operatives were dispatched to the scene of the incident and the council on Saturday night.

The officer said, “Our men have been on ground there (Kurami) since Saturday night and a search party has already been launched for the three abducted victims.”

The spokesman for the Katsina police command, SP Gambo Isah, could not be reached for comments as his telephone lines continuously rang out.

He was also yet to respond to the text message sent to him.

Kurami’s flat at the lawmakers official quarters in Katsina was under lock and key on Sunday while his official telephone lines were also switched off.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

August 29, 2021

3 Arrested With Hard Drugs In Calabar, 2 Others In Abuja & Lagos

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) last week in Calabar, Cross River state, arrested one Anietie Attauba at Idundu community with 9.9 grams of cocaine, while 23-year-old Joy Odey was picked at Nassarawa Bakoko Area of Calabar Municipality LGA on Friday 27th August with 500grams of skunk. On the same day, one Ugwuanyi Chukwujekwu Basil was arrested at AK Divine Park, Harbour Road, Calabar with 2.6kg of cannabis; 10.33grams of cocaine and 30ml of swinol.

This was made known by Femi Babafemi,
Director, Media & Advocacy of the agency on
Sunday 29th August, 2021 in a statement.

Mr. Femi said a narcotrafficker, Ibeh Kenneth Ejike was arrested by operatives at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja for ingesting 87 wraps of cocaine.

The 41-year-old suspect who was arrested on Wednesday, 25th August, 2021, upon his arrival on board an Ethiopian Airline flight 911 from Kigali via Addis Ababa was taken in for secondary check during which he tested positive to ingestion of illicit substance. While under observation, he excreted 87 pellets of cocaine weighing 1.884 kilograms. Ibeh who imports cloths for sale hails from Owerrizikeala village in Orumba Local Government Area of Anambra state.

In the same vein, a Lagos based drug dealer, Eze Celestine Okorie has been arrested following the interception of 4.15kilograms of methamphetamine consignment going to London, the United Kingdom at the NAHCO export shed of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, on 13th August.

The drug was concealed in tins of tomato branded sunripe and packaged for the driver of a freight forwarding company to deliver at the airport export shed for onward movement to the UK. Though the freight companys driver was initially arrested, follow up investigations and subsequent sting operation led to the arrest of the kingpin behind the consignment, Eze Celestine Okorie, at his his Coker, Surulere, Lagos home on Wednesday 25th August, 2021. He hails from Isu village in Onicha LGA, Ebonyi state.

In Abuja, operatives of the FCT Command of the Agency also intercepted a Hiace bus conveying bags of cannabis, and 30 parcels of skunk, cumulatively weighing 310kilograms along Abaji-Gwagwalada expressway, where another 32kg of Tramadol was equally seized same day.

In Anambra state, operatives also raided the Onitsha main market, Marine Line on Thursday 26th August with the support of soldiers. Recovered during the raid include: 50kg of cannabis; 150grams of meth and 27.6grams of cocaine. One of the dealers, Moses Obiahu was arrested.

While commending the resilience of the officers and men of the NAIA, MMIA, Anambra, Cross River and FCT Commands of the Agency as shown by their latest arrests and seizures, Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) charged them and their colleagues across the country to intensify the ongoing offensive action aimed at cutting off availability and accessibility to illicit drugs in all parts of Nigeria.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

August 28, 2021

Man Rapes, Impregnates His Teenage Daughter, Blames Alcohol


A middle-aged man identified as David Akpokpokpo has been arrested by a vigilante group for allegedly raping and impregnating his teenage daughter in Amukpe area of Sapele, Delta State.

It was gathered that the suspect had carnal knowledge of his daughter, Mercy Akpokpokpo, which resulted in pregnancy and birth of a three month old baby. 

According to reports, the suspect threatened to kill his daughter if she opened up to anyone. However, when she could no longer bear it, she reported to the vigilante group in Amukpe on Friday, August 27. 

During interrogation, the man claimed to have slept with his daughter only once under the influence of alcohol but the victim countered him, saying that her father raped her four times. 

The suspect also admitted being the father of the child.

Friday, August 27, 2021

August 27, 2021

Man Murder Wife With Hammer, Commits Suicide In Yenagoa

The victims


By Simon Utebor, Yenagoa   

A middle-aged man, Patrick Markson, has reportedly killed his wife, Hannah, with a hammer in Bayelsa State.

Markson, a native of Onopa, Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state, took his own life by ingesting a poisonous substance suspected to be Sniper after killing his spouse.

The incident happened at Odede Street, off Tombia-Amassoma Road, Yenagoa.

Police spokesman Asinim Butswat, confirmed the incident.

He said operatives of the command had evacuated the couple’s bodies from their residence.

He stated: “Preliminary investigation revealed that one Patrick Markson, 46 years, a native of Onopa, Yenagoa, attacked and killed his wife, Hannah Markson with a hammer. Thereafter, he drank a poisonous substance suspected to be Sniper which led to his death.

“Photographs of the scene were taken. The hammer and bottle of the Sniper were recovered as exhibits. Investigation is ongoing.”