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Delta: Suspected herdsmen force wife to cook rice, eat, then kidnap husband


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Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen are reported to have kidnapped a young man simply identified as Mr Joseph after eating his wife’s rice in Okpanam, Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State.

The Fulani who struck Graceland Estate in Okpanam during the heavy downpour on Monday night attacked the apartment of one Mr. & Mrs. Joseph and whisked the husband away after eating the rice they forced his wife to cook for them.

The wife of the kidnapped victim, Mrs. Joseph who narrated her ordeal said the herders came through the window pointing their gun on her husband and ordered him to open the door.

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She said:

“We are in the house when we heard some signs on our window. They told my husband to open the window. When the window was opened, they use gun to face my husband and asked him to open the door.

“They brought my husband out under the rain and asked him to lie down and they took me inside and asked me to prepare rice for them which I did. They took all my husband shoes, clothes, phones, ATM Cards and all my jewelry.

“After the preparation, they ordered me to dish into a flask which they took away and with husband to an unknown distinction.

“I put a call across to the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Okpanam, but the DPO said that he could not come as it was already late.

The woman affirmed that the persons who attacked them and abducted her husband were herders as they spoke the Fulani language.

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She also claimed that she called the control room, alleging that the respondent was not around while the other respondent on another line said the person is not in Okpanam division.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), in the state, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, who confirmed the kidnapped on Wednesday, said the command was making efforts to rescue the victim.

“DPO Okpanam has confirmed it. But the one kidnapped on Saturday at the area was rescued same day,” she said.


For disrespecting their mother, man kills sister with fire in Lagos



A man has reportedly set his sister, identified simply as Victoria, ablaze with petrol, killing her in the process.

According to the Lagos State Police Command, the culprit – one Chima – committed the act at their place of residence by the CAC bus stop in the Okokomaiko area of Ojo.

Her offence? She disrespected their mother.

The siblings were reportedly assisting their mother, who was cooking in the kitchen, when the trouble started between Victoria and her.

The mother was said to have cautioned Victoria against cohabitating with men since she had a home, but an argument ensued between them and Victoria allegedly disrespected her in the process.

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Angered by what Victoria did to their mother, Chima grabbed a keg filled with petrol, hit her sister with it and the content spilled on her and their mother.

This was followed by an explosion and the mother and sister were burnt in the process.

Neighbours rushed them to a nearby hospital in Okomaiko from where Victoria, who sustained severe burns, was referred to the General Hospital in Igando. However, Victoria died due to the severity of the burns, but the mother survived.

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On realising what he had done, Chima attempted to flee from the scene of the incident but he was apprehended by youths in the community.

The neighbours reportedly extinguished the fire and handed over Chima to the police.

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, confirmed Chima’s arrest, adding that during interrogation, he confessed to setting his sister ablaze for disrespecting their mother.

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The PPRO said,

“According to the suspect, he set his elder sister ablaze, because she disrespected their mother. The mother was cooking when the brother threw a keg of petrol at the sister and an explosion occurred. The mother also suffered burns, but she is fine, while the sister could not make it.

“The brother has been arrested and the case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba, for discrete investigation. He will soon be charged. Investigation is ongoing.”

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Security operatives nab welder for allegedly defiling two daughters



The Ondo State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Sunday announced that operatives of the command had arrested a welder, Femi Onifade, for allegedly defiling his two daughters.

The Commandant of the NSCDC in Ondo State, Mr Philip Ayuba, made the announcement in a statement, signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Olufemi Omole, in Akure.

He said that Onifade, 48, defiled his two daughters, aged six and nine years.

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Ayuba explained that the command’s Anti-Human Trafficking and Illegal Migration Unit, swung into action to arrest Onifade, based on intelligence.

The commandant said that the operatives arrested Onifade, residing at No. 27 Liberty Hospital Road, Oluwatuyi, Akure when they were informed about the crime.

Ayuba said the arrest was facilitated by the assistance of the Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi.

“During initial interrogations, the suspect denied the allegations.

”However, we gathered that there had been a long-term disagreement between the man and his wife as a result of constant molestations and maltreatment.

“Onifade Femi always seized the opportunity of his wife’s absence to harass the minors sexually.

“It was revealed that a few days ago, the suspect bought a bottle of soft drink, mixed a powdery substance in it and gave the kids to drink.

“Onifade Femi went further to caress the kids and suck their private parts.

“Neighbours reflected on hearing the wailing of the children throughout the night after sending out their mother.”

According to Ayuba, medical reports from the Federal Medical Centre, Akure revealed that the two kids have lost their hymen and their private parts deeply opened.

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The commandant said that the suspect would be charged to court soon.

He said that the command was keen on eradicating all forms of criminal tendencies and social vices in Ondo State.

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Benin Businessman Investigated By EFCC For €29 Million Fraud Dies In Kirikiri Prison



According to SaharaReporters, a businessman from the Republic of Benin, Jean Codo, who is being investigated for alleged €29m fraud by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has died at the Kirikiri prison, Lagos.

Codo, who owns Transport and Port Management System Limited, died on Thursday due to a lack of proper medical attention.

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He was granted bail in November 2019 but could not fulfill the bail conditions and despite appeals to have him released on the compassionate ground due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Nigerian authorities refused until he died in custody.

The Beninese were said to have collapsed in prison and rushed to the military hospital in Lagos where he died on Thursday morning.

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Like Codo, a suspected cross-border robbery kingpin, Hamani Tijani, died at the Kirikiri Maximum Prisons in January 2014 after suffering partial stroke for nine months.

A spokesperson for the Nigerian Prisons Service, Lagos Command at the time, DSP Biyi Jeje, confirmed the development to journalists.

Jeje said 42-year-old Tijani died in the clinic of the maximum prison.

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A citizen of Niger Republic, Tijani was arrested in 2003 in the Benin Republic and spent 11 years in prison while facing trial before his death at Kirikiri.

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