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Market razed as Hausa, Yoruba youths clash in Osun


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Residents of Ifewara town the headquarters of the Atakumosa West Central Local Council Development Authority of Osun State were thrown into a state of apprehension on Tuesday following a violent clash between some Yoruba and Hausa youths in the community.

The Sabo Market in the town populated by Hausa traders was razed in the clash but there was no casualty recorded.

Ifewara is the hometown of the General Overseer (Worldwide) of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye.

Though cause of the violence was sketchy on Tuesday, it was, however, gathered that a man identified as Demola was earlier in the day attacked by some Hausa youths at a mining site around Oke Oguro, a village under Ifewara.

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A source in the town said the Hausa youths working in mining sites around Oke Oguro attacked Demola and took an undisclosed amount of money from him.

It was gathered that after the victim escape from his attackers, he mobilised other young residents of the town and launched an attack on the area where Hausa traders live.

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The source said,

Demola was attacked by some Hausa youth in a mining site around Oke Oguro. They attacked him and took his money.

“Demola later told other youths in the town what had happened and they mobilised and attacked the Sabo area where Hausa traders are living. As far as I know, no live was lost, but Sabo market had been razed. Demola has been taken to an undisclosed hospital for treatment.”

A resident, identified simply as Gbeminiyi said one house was set ablaze in Sabo, but the fire escalated and affected others because a gas retail shop was close to the house that was set ablaze.

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The spokesperson for the police in Osun state, Folasade Odoro, said the situation in the town was under control.

“We have deployed our men in the town. The situation is under control. No casualty please,” Odoro said.

The Chief Press Secretary to Osun State Governor, Adeniyi Adesina, also said the police were on top of the incident.


EFCC detains Instagram big boy Nwata Anayo Eze for $8.5m scam



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arraigned social media big boy, “Nwata Anayo Eze” over alleged $8.5 million scam.

The EFCC made the announcement via their official Instagram page today July 1, 2020.

According to EFCC, Nwata Anayo Eze whose real name is Onwuzuruike Ikenna Kingsley known by his friends as Jeff Sikora was picked up for suspected case of internet fraud.

He was also arraigned for conspiracy, impersonation, forgery, possession of proceeds and obtaining money by false pretence.

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The social media big boy is known for displaying his wealth on Facebook.

Recently, he took to his Facebook page to reveal in a video that his enemies are making efforts to pull him down.

He is the self-acclaimed President/Chief Executive Officer of United States-based Prime Trust Credit Union Bank and several Oil/Gas and Real Estate businesses across the Southeastern part of Nigeria.

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Read EFCC’s report below;

“EFCC Arraigns Alleged Internet Fraud Kingpin For $8.5m Scam

“The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Port Harcourt’s zonal office on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 arraigned one Onwuzuruike Ikenna Kingsley (aka Jeff Sikora), a self-styled President/ Chief Executive Officer of United States-based Prime Trust Credit Union Bank before Justice A.T. Mohammed of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on an eight-count charge bordering on conspiracy, impersonation, forgery, possession of proceeds and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of Eight Million, Five Hundred and Two Thousand Dollars ($8,502,000.00).

“The offence contravenes Section 1 (1) (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the same Act.”

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Pastor arrested for allegedly defiling 12-year-old girl in Ogun



One 54-year-old Niyi Omowodun has been arrested by the police for allegedly defiling a 12-year-old girl.

Omowodun was reported to have identified himself as the pastor of one Helmet of Life International Church.

The police in Ogun State said the self-acclaimed pastor was arrested on Monday, at Ejigun Agbede, Itele-Ota in Ado Odo/Ota Local Government area.

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Police said the suspect confessed defiling the unnamed girl, saying he lured her into an uncompleted him.

Asked if he did not have a wife, Omowodun allegedly told the police that his wife had left him.

In a statement made available to re on Wednesday by Ogun Police Spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, it was gathered that the suspect was arrested following a complaint by the girl’s father, who reported at Itele divisional headquarters.

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Calabar: Court jails 47-year-old man for sexually exploiting two minors



A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar has sentenced a 47-year-old security guard, Obinna Andrew, to 16 years in imprisonment with the option of N3m fine for sexually exploiting two minors.

While delivering the judgment, Justice Simon Amobeda said it was to serve as a deterrent to others who were contemplating committing similar crime at a time the rate of sexual exploitation of minors was increasing in the society.

The judge added that since the convict was a first-time offender and pleaded guilty without wasting the time of the court, the court gave him some considerations.

“This judgment will run from the day of the convict’s arrest,” the judge said.

Immediately he sentenced Andrew, Amobeda called on the prison warders to take the convict away, adding that he was now in their hands.

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The prosecuting counsel, Mr Nduka Nwanwenne, who spoke with journalists, said the convict was first arraigned on February 26, 2020, and was sentenced on June 30 for violating the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Law Enforcement and Administration Act, 2015.

Nwanwenne, who is also the Uyo Zonal Commander National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons (NAPTIP), said the convict was arraigned on a four-count charge in contravention of sections 15 and 16, subsection 1 of the Trafficking in Persons Act which deals with harbouring and sexually assaulting minors.

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According to him:

“Andrew took two girls that were stranded into an apartment which was actually at the High Court Judges’ Quarters here in Calabar.

“There he sexually exploited them after inducing them with Indian hemp and even invited his friends to equally do the same thing.

“One of the girls, however, pretended to want to ease herself, went out and jumped over the fence into the compound of a judge, just tying a towel and there she was apprehended. That was what led to the arrest and subsequent prosecution of the convict.”

He said the Director-General of NAPTIP, Mrs Julie Donli, has zero tolerance for issues of exploitation and trafficking and it was because of that that the convict was prosecuted within a short time.

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