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Corps Member Killed by Assailants in Adamawa
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Corps Member Killed by Assailants in Adamawa

A Corps member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Samaila Awudu, has been murdered by five assailants in Yola, Adamawa State. According to reports, Samaila, who is 28 years old and from Taraba State, was killed in the early morning of Friday at the Yolde Pate lodge. See Also: NYSC Kicks Over Feeding Allowance For Corps Members As Prisoners Get N1000 A corps member revealed the suspected killers had locked up the doors of other members at the lodge before proceeding to Samaila’s room where he was struck dead with an axe. Samaila was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) nearby but died shortly afterwards. Police spokesman Suleiman Nguroje confirmed the incident as he said “The Adamawa State Police Command is already carrying out an investigation to find out...
Osun: 43-Year-Old Man Killed by Suspected Cultists
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Osun: 43-Year-Old Man Killed by Suspected Cultists

A 43-year-old man named Yinusa Okunloye was killed by suspected cultists in Ofatedo, Egbedore Local Government Area of Osun State. The Osun Police Command disclosed the news, reporting that suspected cultists broke into Yinusa’s residence and shot him dead around midnight on Saturday. SP Yemisi Opalola said that the case was reported to the Ido Osun Police Division Headquarters by Ismaik Azeez at about 1.30 am. See Also: Election in Osun: 21,000 Policemen Deployed for Security She said Azeez claims that three suspected cultists invaded the house of Yinusa and called him out of his room before shooting him in the chest. The Police Spokesperson said Yinusa died on the spot and then his corpse was moved by the police to the University of Osun Teaching Hospital for autopsy....
EFCC: Car Dealer Sentenced to Five Years in Prison
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EFCC: Car Dealer Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

Umar Muhammad was sentenced to five years in prison by a Federal High Court in Sokoto for violating the regulations of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The offender was found guilty by the court for failing to present his declaration of activities. This is required by the EFCC for customer identification and elaboration of returns on transactions to the Special Control Unit against Money Laundering (SCUML). See Also: Osun Elections: EFCC Deploy Operatives To Checkmate Vote Buying The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge as the Judge, Justice Ahmed Mahmud noted that the pleas of the offender were considered as it was his first time committing such an offence. However, the defendant was given an option to relinquish the jail term by paying a fine of N12...
20-Year-Old Girl Raped and Murdered in Edo
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20-Year-Old Girl Raped and Murdered in Edo

A 20-year-old girl named Precious Aigbokhode has been raped and murdered in Agenebode, headquarters of Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo state. African News Today received reports that the girl bled to death after being stabbed multiple times by her rapists on Sunday. See Also: Police Rescue Italian Catholic Priest Abducted In Edo, Kill 3 Suspects Public Relations Officer for Edo State Police Command, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, revealed that a suspect named Zachariah has been arrested in connection with the case He also confirmed that the case was reported to the station by the elder brother of the deceased girl, adding that when the police got to the scene, they found the corpse with marks of multiple knife stabs. “On the 17th July, 2022 about 14:25hrs one Paul of Otuok...
Seven Wedding Guests Killed by Suspected Gunmen in Imo
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Seven Wedding Guests Killed by Suspected Gunmen in Imo

Seven wedding guests have reportedly been killed in Imo State by gunmen suspected to be Ebubeagu Security Operatives on Sunday. The Incident caused unrest in the state as the news surfaced on Monday. The wedding guests were returning from a traditional wedding that took place in Awommamaa in Oru West Local Government Area and they were heading back to their community in Otulu in Oru East Local Government Area. The Community Leader in Otulu confirmed the news and also reported the information to our newsmen. He added that the persons coming from the wedding were traveling on motorcycles around 7 pm, then the suspected Ebube Agu operatives sighted the guests and opened fire, killing seven persons at the spot with five persons missing while two others were hospitalized due to...
NDDC Official Kidnapped by Gunmen in Imo State
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NDDC Official Kidnapped by Gunmen in Imo State

Engineer Kingsley Okorafor has been abducted by unknown gunmen near his residence in Umuadara Umulogho Autonomous Community, Obowo Local Government Area of Imo state. The community not far away from a military checkpoint was thrown into panic, when an official of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) went missing in the early hours of Saturday. A family member disclosed that the abductee went to the vigil of the late traditional ruler of Ndihu, Eze innocent Anyawu on Friday night. The late Eze innocent of the Ndihu Autonomous Community in Obowo Local Government Area was to be buried on Saturday. See Also: Gunmen Attack Kuje Prison, Release Inmates The NDDC staff was suspected to be trailed by his abductors after he left the vigil and was later kidnapped in his c...
Kuje Prison Escapee Recaptured in Kastina
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Kuje Prison Escapee Recaptured in Kastina

Kuje prison escapee, Kamala Lawal has been apprehended by the Kastina Police Command after successfully raiding a suspected criminal hideout. The Alleged escapee was also caught in the possession of leaves perceived to be Indian hemp. Police officer, Gambo Isah disclosed that the arrest was made on reliable information ascertained by the police. See Also: Kuje Prison Attack: Ghana Immigration Service On High Alert Against Infiltration He further mentioned the arrest was made when they raided a suspected criminal hideout in Danmusa Local Government Area. Lawal Abubakar, who is 33 years old is among the prisoners that fled after the Kuje prison attack, and upon investigation, he confessed to having fled from the prison during the attack. Also, the officer revealed that...
Baba Ijesha Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for Sexual Assault
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Baba Ijesha Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for Sexual Assault

Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James popularly known as Baba Ijesha has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old. Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences convicted the actor in a two-hour court judgement on Thursday. Baba Ijesha was convicted on the charges of attempted sexual assault, sexual assault by penetration, and molestation of the minor. see also: Baba Ijesha to Arraigned in Court Today Over Alleged Molestation But the defendant was only prosecuted for counts one and six, which were sexual assault by penetration and attempted sexual assault as the trial failed to find him guilty of all the charges against him. Taiwo then convicted the actor to 16 years imprisonment after the offences of the actor...
Naive Orphan Used By Human Trafficker to Export Drugs
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Naive Orphan Used By Human Trafficker to Export Drugs

Alleged human trafficker, Matthew Bassey was intercepted by The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in an attempt to traffic illicit drugs to Dubai. The 29-year-old planted the drugs into the luggage of an orphan, Ms. Peter Gift Eno, who he assigned to traffic those drugs, but was later intercepted by NDLEA officials at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. Matthew Bassey from Oron in Akwa Ibom state was apprehended after the attempt by Gift Eno to board her flight failed. see also: NDLEA Declares DCP Abba Kyari Wanted Over Illicit Drug Trafficking NDLEA agents got to her at the airport's departure hall, where her luggage was searched, and it contained 50 parcels of cannabis (2.8kg) hidden in food items. A statement by one of the NDLEA officials,...
“Is Money More Important than My Life”- Ex-President’s Cousin Begs
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“Is Money More Important than My Life”- Ex-President’s Cousin Begs

Mr. Mike Ogiasa, cousin to Nigerian Ex-president Goodluck Jonathan has been seen in a viral video, begging that he should be saved from the hands of kidnappers. The Ex-commissioner was spotted in the video begging his family to pay the ransom demanded by the abductors, asking them if they valued money more than his life. According to reports, Mike Ogiasa was abducted in June from his hometown in Ogbia Local Government Area in Bayelsa State. see also: 2023: Miyetti Allah Didn’t Buy Any Forms For Goodluck Jonathan – Shehu Sani In the tape, he was spotted in a grave, bare-chested with a sack on his head, pleading that anything should be done for his release. “Is money more important than my life? You’re seeing me in the grave and the money is there doing nothing, Please do...