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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...
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...
Catholic Priests Abducted along Expressway  in Edo
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Catholic Priests Abducted along Expressway in Edo

Two catholic priests traveling along the Benin-Auchi-Abuja Expressway have reportedly been kidnapped. The priests were abducted on Saturday while traveling from Benin to Uromi in Edo state. Shortly after Rev. Fr. Christopher Odia of the St. Michael Catholic Church, located around the Edo North Senatorial District was kidnapped and killed, two other priests, Rev.Fathers Udo Peter and Philemon were also kidnapped in the same state. Mr. Fred Itua, a close friend of Rev. Fr. Oboh also confirmed that he was kidnapped. "Rev. Fr. Oboh is a priest, who does not have money. His abduction is unfortunate, disheartening, and traumatizing,” he said. He also begged that the priests should be returned unharmed by the kidnappers as they were yet to contact the families of the clerics...
2 Year Old Toddler Allegedly Raped by Two Suspects
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2 Year Old Toddler Allegedly Raped by Two Suspects

A two year old girl has reportedly been raped by two suspected rapists in Yauri local government area of kebbi state. The iniquitous act has been confirmed by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC). NSCDC Public relation officer (PRO) verified the report of the case to the news agency of Nigeria (NAN). He confirmed the case was taken up to the command from yauri local government area. “Yes, we have received a rape referral case of a two- year-old girl (name withheld), from our personnel in Yauri local government area of the state".    “Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the rape but the investigation is ongoing, and will be carried out to its logical conclusion". “That is only what I can say for now until the investigation is o...
‘Nnamdi Kanu Will Be Shocked’ – Lawyer On Beheading Of Anambra Lawmaker
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‘Nnamdi Kanu Will Be Shocked’ – Lawyer On Beheading Of Anambra Lawmaker

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, a counsel of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has reacted to the beheading of Okey Okoye, a member of the Anambra State House of Assembly, by unknown gunmen. Ejiofor said Kanu would be “gravely shocked” to learn of such killings in the South-East. He lamented that blood-sucking demons have taken over the South-East. Gunmen had kidnapped the deceased, who represents Aguata II State constituency in Aguata, a few weeks ago. But the police discovered Okoye’s head without a body on Saturday. The lawmaker’s decapitated head was recovered at a motor park in Nnobi. Reacting to the incident, Ejiofor said Kanu would not condone such acts in the South-East. In a statement, Ejiofor said those behind such killings in the South-East...
NASS Should Invite Buhari – Oby Ezekwesili On Beheading Of Anambra Lawmaker
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NASS Should Invite Buhari – Oby Ezekwesili On Beheading Of Anambra Lawmaker

Oby Ezekwesili, a former Minister of Education, has called on the National Assembly to invite President Muhammadu Buhari to account for insecurity in the country. Ezekwesili made the call in response to the beheading of a member of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Okechukwu Okoye by unknown gunmen. Okoye’s head, without his body, was found on Saturday at Nnobi, in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State. This development occurred days after he was abducted. Read Also: Soludo Places N10m Bounty On Killers Who Beheaded Lawmaker, Okoye The Anambra lawmaker, from Soludo’s constituency, was kidnapped last week. Reacting, Ezekwesili tweeted: “Perhaps, now that our @nassnigeria has seen that their fellow lawmaker in Anambra State could be barbarically mangled...
Soludo Places N10m Bounty On Killers Who Beheaded Lawmaker, Okoye
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Soludo Places N10m Bounty On Killers Who Beheaded Lawmaker, Okoye

Governor of Anambra State, Prof Chukwuma Charles Soludo, has announced a N10 million reward for anyone that has valuable information to lead to the immediate arrest of the perpetrators of Hon. Okechukwu Okoye’s death. The Governor expressed shock and deep sadness over the gruesome murder of Okoye, member representing Aguata II Constituency at the State House of Assembly. Recall that Okoye was abducted by unknown gunmen sometime last week. Okoye’s severed head was found on Saturday without his body at Nnobi in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State. Gov Soludo, in a statement signed by his press secretary, Christian Aburime condoling with the kinsmen of Isuofia, said that those responsible for his murder are probably the same criminal gang that attacked him an...