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Security guard confesses to rape of nine-year-old in Abuja

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An Upper Area Court in Gwagwalada, FCT, on Monday, ordered that a security man, Gideon Sunday who allegedly defiled a nine-year-old girl be remanded in police custody.

Sunday was arraigned on a one-count charge of abuse of a minor.

The Judge, Sani Umar granted the application made by the prosecuting counsel, Akaso Sunday not to grant bail to the defendant.

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Umar ordered that the defendant be remanded under police custody for one week.

Earlier, the prosecution counsel Sunday told the court that on May 12, 2020, one Grace Abitayo reported the case at the police station.

He said that the defendant on May 6, 2020, took the girl to his room and had carnal knowledge of her.

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He added that during police investigation the defendant confessed to have committed the offence.

He prayed the court not to grant bail to the defendant, saying that the offence was not bailable.

He said that if granted bail the defendant would jump bail and would also jeopardise the ongoing investigation, adding that the court should refuse him bail.

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The offence, he said, contravened the provision of sections 275 of the Penal Code.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty, NAN reports.

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Philippines police shoot four soldiers in deadly ‘mix-up’

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Philippine authorities are investigating the deaths of four soldiers shot by police in the country’s restive south, with the defence minister vowing Thursday to “get to the bottom” of the incident.

The plain-clothes soldiers were in pursuit of “bomb-makers and suicide bombers” from the Abu Sayyaf militant group when they were attacked by police in the Muslim-majority province of Sulu on Monday, the army has said.

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Army chief Gilbert Gapay has accused the nine officers involved of murdering the men, while Philippine National Police has described the shooting as a “misencounter.”

Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the shootings were “a very unfortunate incident,” adding that the dead soldiers “were just doing their jobs”.

“We don’t want this to escalate. We will get to the bottom of this,” he said.

The country’s National Bureau of Investigation was probing the incident, and Lorenzana said the findings should be released soon.

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The army has accused the police of firing on the soldiers even after they identified themselves as members of the military.

The officers have been detained while the investigation is underway, said Interior Secretary Eduardo Ano.

President Rodrigo Duterte will visit police and military commanders in the south, his spokesman Harry Roque said, without specifying when.

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Abu Sayyaf is based in the south and has engaged in bombings as well as kidnappings of Western tourists and missionaries for ransom since the early 1990s.

They also have ties to Islamic State militants seeking to set up a caliphate in Southeast Asia.

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Abducted AuGF zonal officer killed, bank account emptied

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The police in Abuja have busted a gang that abducted and killed the zonal officer in the office of the Auditor-General of the Federation, Mohammed Danjuma.

After killing him, the gang withdrew the money in Danjuma’s bank account with his Automated Teller Machine card and bought a Mazda car with the money.

The vehicle was recovered by the police.

Those in custody in connection with the crime are Chukwuebuka Obiekulia, aka Ebuka-Jesus, 25; Sadiq Abubakar, aka Alhaji or Doggy, 21; Daniel Owowo, 26; Friday Musa, aka Afra, 20; and John Shedrach, 24.

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They were arrested by detectives from the Federal Capital Territory Police Command at their hideout in Tasha 1, Gwagwa, between May 20 and 27, 2020.

Danjuma’s remains were recovered in the Gwagwa-Kagini area on March 16, 2020, after he was dispossessed of his valuables, including his ATM card, which was used to withdraw money from his account.

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Preliminary findings revealed that the deceased boarded the syndicate’s cab as a passenger from Berger en-route the Tipper Garage, Katampe, but was diverted by his assailants to an unknown location, where he was attacked with a wheel spanner and dispossessed of his valuables.

Confirming the incident on Wednesday, the FCT police spokesman, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, said the detectives recovered from the suspects a Mazda 626 car with number plate KWL 132 CN and another Mazda 323 car with number plate CF 123 KSF.

They will be arraigned after investigation,” he stated.

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Alleged $8.5m scam: EFCC arraigns social media big boy, Nwata Anayo Eze

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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 social media pages yesterday, 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 a suspected case of internet fraud.

Recall that men of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt Zonal Office arrested Nwata Anayo Eze back in February for alleged fraud, but he was almost immediately released.

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Yesterday, Nwata Anayo Eze was arraigned for conspiracy, impersonation, forgery, possession of proceeds and obtaining money by false pretence.

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.

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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.

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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