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Brazil-based Nigerian arrested with 5kg of cocaine worth N100m

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has apprehended a 36-year-old Brazil-based Nigerian man with 5kg of pure cocaine at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

The agency revealed this in a statement by its Head, Public Affairs Unit, Jonah Achema, on Tuesday in Abuja.

He said that the man was trying to smuggle the drug into the country.

Achema said that the arrest was made on Monday by the agency’s Special Area Command at the airport, and named the suspect as Ibeh Chukwuma.

He said that the suspect was apprehended on arrival from Brazil aboard an Ethiopian Airlines flight to Abuja with a maximum ecolac bag which was found to contain the illicit drug.

“He said that he is a resident of Sao Palo, Brazil where he has been working in a construction company since 2011.

“He confirmed that he had approached another Nigerian living in Brazil for financial support for his forthcoming traditional marriage in Nigeria.

“He added that the friend had promised the sum of N500,000 if he could deliver the drug consignment to an unknown person who will receive him at the airport in Abuja,” Achema said.

He said that the suspects was a primary school leaver and that his parents were aged, saying that he confirmed to be fully aware of the content of the bag.

He said that he offered to carry it because of the pressing financial needs and mentioned the name of the friend.

“He said that his friend deals in food stuff along operating a restaurant and that when he asked him for help, he said he would not give him until he deliver.

“He said that he had no choice than to carry the drugs as he was seriously in need of money.

Achema said that Chukwuma’s arrest came in the heels of a similar arrest of one Udeagwu Ugwuchukwu at the Abuja airport with 3.1kg of cocaine.

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He said that it was coming from the same Sao Polo, Brazil aboard Ethiopian Airlines.

“The substance was concealed in a home theatre musical equipment,” he said.

According to the NDLEA Commander at the airport, Mr Hamisu Lawan, the seizure was the biggest cocaine shipment in recent times made by the command.

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Lawan said that 5kg of pure cocaine was a huge seizure, adding that it was worth a N100 million.

Overtime, we have seen a decrease in the volume of interceptions but we are surprised that this quantity is coming again.

“Our interaction with some suspicious passengers indicate urgent need to have closer link with Ethiopian counter-narcotic officials.

“And this would be necessary because intelligence indicates that the place is being used for warehousing of drugs or relay purposes of drug trafficking,” he said.

 

 

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My wife lied, incest is a taboo in Yorubaland, says man accused of raping his nine and seven-year-old daughters

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“I cannot sleep with my children. The rape could have been from an outsider and not me. I didn’t know about it.” These were the words of 48-year-old Femi Onifade, who stands accused of defiling his nine and seven-year-old daughters.

Onifade, a welder, was arrested by the personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps [NSCDC] in Ondo State after his wife, Tope, filed a complaint that he committed the act at his residence, No 27 Liberty Hospital Road, Oluwatuyi area of Akure.

But when he was paraded at the NSCDC headquarters in Alagbaka, Akure, on Monday, the suspect said it was not possible for him to have carnal knowledge of his children because such was a taboo in Yoruba land.

He suggested the crime might have been committed by an outsider, alleging his wife of 11 years raised a false alarm on him.

Femi said,

“I used to have quarrels with my wife. We had a clash around 11pm on that day and she left the house and because of the curfew in town, I didn’t want her to take the children with her. I insisted that the children must remain with me. My wife left and did not come back.

“I went to her family to report and her family begged me. My wife came back two days later and asked me what happened to the children when she examined their private parts.

“My wife accused me of sleeping with our daughters and I said I could not have done it, because it was a taboo in Yoruba land. I am not happy because I was accused of what I did not do. I went to the palace of the Deji of Akure to take an oath for people to believe me.

“I don’t drink and I don’t smoke. It is a lie. I cannot sleep with my children. The rape could have been from an outsider and not me. I didn’t know about it

“The children were crying because they did not see their mother that night. My children used to cry whenever my wife and I were fighting. It was a neighbour, who told my wife that one of the girls cried till daybreak.”

However, his wife, Tope, who vowed to quit the 11-year-old marriage, said Femi told her that what she noticed in their daughters’ private parts was evidence of dysentery when she raised the alarm over her discovery.

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Tope said the children informed her that their father inserted something in their private parts and also used his mouth.

She stated,

“The day we had a quarrel, my husband did not allow me to sleep in the house. I asked neighbours to beg him on my behalf, but he said I should go. He did not allow me take any of my daughters along. I had to find somewhere to sleep. The next day, a neighbour called me to say one of our daughters cried all through the night.

“The neighbour begged me to come back home. I came back and in the night, I noticed something in one of the children’s private parts. I asked my husband and he told me it was dysentery.

“I woke up the eldest daughter and asked her and she pointed at their father. The children said their father used to put something in their private parts.”

Tope added that tests carried out on the children revealed that both had been deflowered.

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The Public Relations Officer of the NSCDC in the state, Olufemi Omole, said the suspect would soon be charged.

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26-year-old man rapes neighbour’s teenage daughter in Lagos

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The Lagos Police Command have arrested a 26-year-old man Benjamin Omade for alleged abduction and defilement of a teenage girl.

The victim (names withheld) was said to be the daughter of his next-door neighbour at Bariga.

It was gathered that Omade allegedly eloped with the underage girl since May 17 with no one knowing their whereabouts.

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He was said to have taken her to 61, Odunsi Street, Bariga where the police tracked him to and arrested him on Sunday evening.

Confirming the incident, police spokesman Bala Elkana said detectives tracked the suspect to the location after the girl’s mother reported her abduction.

He said the woman told the police she strongly believed Omade was responsible for her sudden disappearance.

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Elkana said the teenager was rescued from the location, adding that the suspect confessed to the crime.

Elkana said the case was under investigation

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Man gives wife money for upkeep after court remands her, boyfriend over their plot to kill him

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The courthouse was filled with mixed emotions when David Gator, whose wife and her boyfriend planned to kill him,  gave the wife money for upkeep and assured her of his undying love for her while she cried herself to prison.

This was after the Asokwa District Court in Kumasi remanded her and the accomplice into police custody for the second time.

Mavis Brepo and Patrick Asare were arrested after an assassin they tried to contract on phone turned out to be the Manhyia Divisional Police Commander.

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The 27-year-old woman popularly called Maadwoa, married to David Gator, 55, planned with her 50-year-old boyfriend, Patrick Asare, to kill her husband so they could settle down together.

The two made their first appearance in court on Friday, May 8, 2020.

Adom News’ Nana Asenso Mensah who was in court reported that Mr Gator who was present with other family members also assured her of his undying love.

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He was seen comforting a crying Mavis who had been linked by cuffs to her alleged lover.

He told her, the money is to help with her upkeep in prison while an investigation continues into the matter.

Meanwhile, the two lovers are expected to appear in count on June 3.

He told her, the money is to help with her upkeep in prison while an investigation continues into the matter.

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Meanwhile, the two lovers are expected to appear in count on June 3.

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Since the arrest of his wife, Mr. Gator has maintained her innocence. In earlier news, he said he is convinced his wife was being influenced by a spiritual force.

While appealing for the charges to be dropped against her, the father of three said, he has long forgiven Mavis and is ready to take her back should she be freed.

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