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30-year-old man drowned at Elegushi Beach during prayers



The Police said on Wednesday that divers were battling to recover the body of a 30-year-old man who allegedly drowned at Elegushi Beach

The Police said on Wednesday that divers were battling to recover the body of a 30-year-old man who allegedly drowned at Elegushi Beach, Lagos, where he had gone for prayers.

The Lagos Police Command spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

He said a report to the police indicated that the man, simply identified as Samuel, had gone to pray at the beach with his friends.

Hundeyin said that the case was reported to the Ilasan Police Division at about 7.20 am on Tuesday by a man whose name was not mentioned.

Hundeyin said that the man’s report revealed that on Tuesday, at midnight, he and three of his friends left Igbesan in Ogun to Elegushi Beach, Lekki for prayers.

The image maker said that the report stated that during the prayer session, at about 4.00 am, one of the friends, named Samuel, 30, allegedly drowned.

“The scene was promptly visited by detectives of the division and effort is in progress by divers to recover the corpse.

“The family members of the deceased have been contacted and the investigation is ongoing,” he said. (NAN)


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Trailer crushes four to death in Abuja



Eight persons have died in a road accident in the Aloma community of Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State.

No fewer than four persons were crushed to death and several others injured yesterday in Nyanyan, a suburb of Abuja after an articulated vehicle laden with bags of fertilizer plowed into an Honda Accord car and mangled it beyond recognition. All the four occupants of the car were killed instantly.

Eye witnesses said the tragedy, which caused a gridlock on the Abuja-Keffi Road, occurred after the trailer suffered a break system failure and lost control while descending the Kugbo Hill.

As a result it smashed all the vehicles on his path until it squeezed the Honda Accord car near the pedestrian bridge at Nyanyan before coming to a halt.

The bodies of the four occupants of the car were dismembered, while the passengers in other affected cars sustained various degrees of injury.

Bodily parts also littered the spot where the accident happened.

Operatives from Federal Road Safety Corps and other responders rushed to the scene to rescue and pull out the persons trapped in the mangled vehicle.

Their humanitarian operation continued late into last night as they were still making frantic efforts to rip apart the mangled car to enable them recover the crushed remains of victims.

Source: This Day

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Police arrest airport taxi passenger for attempted car snatching



The Police Command in Lagos State has said it arrested a 35-year-old passenger, who attempted to snatch an airport taxi from its driver.

The spokesperson for the command, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest to newsmen on Wednesday in Lagos.

Hundeyin said that the case was reported to the Alausa Police Division on June 11 at about 1:40 a.m., by the taxi driver.

He explained that the driver said that at about 1:20 a.m., on June 11, while on driving service at the Chevron area of Ajah, he was stopped by the suspect, pretending to be a passenger.

He quoted the taxi driver as saying that the suspect requested that he take him to the Shrine in Agidigbi, Alausa area of Ikeja, and on conclusion on the fare, they both started the journey to the destination.

“On getting to the Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, by 7UP Alausa Ikeja, the suspect, who was sitting beside him suddenly brought out a knife from his bag and attacked him in an attempt to snatch his Toyota Camry car.

“In the process, the driver sustained a deep knife cut on his hand while trying to struggle with the suspect.

“He quickly raised an alarm, and some good Nigerians came to his rescue, while the suspect took to his heels.

”However, after a hot chase, he was later arrested by the Anti-Crime team of the Alausa police division,” he said.

Hundeyin said that the suspect was taken to the station with the car as an exhibit, while investigation was ongoing.

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He said in another development, a 28-year-old man, who had been parading himself as military personnel with the uniform of his friend serving in Maiduguri, was arrested for impersonation.

Hundeyin said that the fake soldier was arrested last Friday at about 5:45 p.m., by operatives from Ilemba Hausa Division, while on Surveillance patrol at Jinadu Street, Ajangbadi.

He said that the suspect was fully dressed in complete army camouflage uniform and riding a black unregistered motorcycle when he was arrested.

The spokesperson said that on sighting the policemen, the suspect abandoned the motorcycle and took to his heels but the officers gave him a chase and arrested him.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect is not a soldier and the army camouflage uniform belongs to his friend, who is a military personnel serving in Maiduguri,” he said.

Source: The Punch

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Couple, accomplice arrested for alleged human trafficking in Anambra



Couple, accomplice arrested for alleged human trafficking in Anambra

Anambra State Government through the Ministry of Women and Social Welfare has handed a couple and an accomplice to the police over alleged human trafficking in Ifitedunu, Dunukofia Local Government Area of the state.

This was made known in a statement by the media aide to the Women Affairs Commissioner, Chidinma Ikeanyionwu, on Facebook on Tuesday.

According to the statement, the arrest was made possible after the community chairman, Mr Arinzechukwu Azodo, notified the Women Affairs Commissioner, Ify Obinabo, about a suspected trafficking incident in the community.

According to Mr Azodo, he was alerted by his team commander over a report of suspected trafficking taking place in the community and quickly informed the commissioner, who instructed him to arrest the suspects.

Upon arrest, it was discovered that the suspects were about to seal a deal worth one million naira.

One of the suspects, Ebere, confessed that she was approached by another suspect, Temple Nwankwo, who offered to sell her twin baby.

Ebere claimed she agreed to partner with Temple and link her up with a prospective buyer. However, Temple denied any involvement in the alleged transaction.

The statement said, “Ebere said she accepted to partner with her and went further to link her up to a prospective buyer who needed a male child urgently. Ebere in her confession said that after their negotiation, they agreed to meet at Oye Agu to further seal the transaction but instead, Temple requested an instant payment of one million naira in her account which the buyer objected to because he hadn’t seen the baby in question which brought disagreement among them before Temple changed her mind and left them.

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“On the alleged seller’s part, Temple Nwankwo from Enugu State but resident at Ifitedunu, she denied ever having to be in any type of business with Ebere but explained that she only reconnected with her when she was four months pregnant. Temple in her defence said it was Ebere who actually asked for her help in getting a male child because she’s not been able to have a child of her own.

“Temple in her confession said, after Ebere made the request, she warned her to never involve her in such and that since that day, Ebere has been coming to her house in her absence meeting her daughter even after her several warnings to her.

The investigation revealed that Temple had been accused of human trafficking by some community members, who claimed that she and her husband, Ndubuisi Nwankwo, were involved in the business. When questioned about the whereabouts of her two children, Temple claimed they were dead, but her story raised suspicions.

The statement added, “It will interest you to know that, some members of the community alleged that Temple is into the trafficking business with her husband Ndubuisi Nwankwo as an accomplice because they have not seen some of her children for a very long time.

“When the couple were asked the whereabouts of the two kids, they claimed that they were dead but when asked about the people present when they were buried, they stated no one has ever been around to witness the burial of the two children.

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“It was at this point that the Honourable Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare Anambra, Obinabo, who was visibly sad over the incident, handed them over to the police for investigation and prosecution.”

The Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare, Obinabo, handed the suspects over to the police for investigation and prosecution, reiterating the state government’s commitment to ending human trafficking.

She urged the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the ministry.

Source: The PUNCH

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Plateau Pilgrim Dies In Makkah



Plateau Pilgrim Dies In Makkah

The executive secretary of the Plateau State Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alhaji Hayabu Dauda, has announced the passing away of one of the pilgrims from the…

The executive secretary of the Plateau State Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alhaji Hayabu Dauda, has announced the passing away of one of the pilgrims from the state.

Dauda said the pilgrim, Ismaila Musa, died after an illness at Annur Specialist Hospital, Makkah, where he spent three weeks in bed.

In a statement by the executive secretary made available to newsmen in Jos Tuesday, the board condoled with the family of the deceased.

“We wish to extend our heartfelt condolence to his immediate family, the government and people of Plateau State and prayed for Allah to accept his hajj and grant him eternal rest,” he said.

The executive secretary prayed Allah to give his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

Musa hailed from Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State.

Source: Daily trust

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N4.7b Cocaine, Meth seized as NDLEA busts Lagos warehouse, arrests siblings in Aba



N4.7b Cocaine, Meth Seized as NDLEA Busts Lagos Warehouse, Arrests Siblings in Aba

A cartel run by the Nwaobasi siblings have been smashed by the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

The spokesman of the anti-narcotics agency, Femi Babafemi in a statement on Sunday said: “A cartel controlled by a drug baron, 49-year-old Kelechi Monday Nwaobasi and his 50-year-old elder sister, Ms. Chinwe Rose Nwaobasi, has been taken down by officers of the Special Operation Unit of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, following the arrest of the siblings and seizure of cocaine and methamphetamine consignments worth over N4.1billion in street value from their hideout in Aba, Abia State.”

Babafemi disclosed that the special operation conducted last Thursday and Friday at 3B, Boundary Avenue, Aba, and a residence along Ohia Road, Ohia, Abia State, followed months of intelligence gathering, leading to the arrest of the ring leaders and the combined seizure of 20.76 kilogrammes of cocaine and methamphetamine from them.

He said in a related development, NDLEA operatives in Lagos State have uncovered an expansive warehouse stocked with a large consignment of codeine-based syrup, located at Comfort Oboh area of Kirikiri, where four persons connected with the importation and distribution of the opioid were arrested during an intelligence-led raid on the facility.

He added that those arrested include: Kingsley Amanambu Obumneke, 38; Emeka Emmanuel, 48; Bornaventure Ugochukwu, 59; and Martin Dike, 56, while a total of 82,000 bottles of the opioid worth more than N600 million in street value, Toyota Tacuma truck and two buses used for distributing the substance were recovered from the premises last Monday when NDLEA officers conducted the operation.

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He said two days after, last Wednesday, operatives intercepted another suspect, Ibrahim Abdulhamid with 29,100 pills of tramadol and other opioids as well as 3.9 litres of codeine syrup at Alaba Suru, Ojo Local Council Area of the state.
Babafemi also said a total of 230,600 pills of tramadol 225mg and 200mg were recovered from the duo of Yasir Rabi’u, 23, and Abubakar Ado, 30, who are major distributors of illicit drugs in Kano and Jigawa States, when they were arrested last on Monday at Gadar Tamburawa area of Kano.

In the same vein, another suspect, Hassan Abdullahi Ali, 25, was nabbed with 150 bottles of codeine syrup at Kofar Nassarawa area of Kano last Tuesday.

In Ogun State, NDLEA operatives on Monday 10th June seized 390kg of cannabis and arrested the trio of Muhammad Sani, Nura Mohammad and Samaila Rabe during an early morning raid at Ibese area of the state, while officers last Wednesday busted a skuchies making factory at Sabo area of Shagamu town where seven suspects were arrested.

The suspects are: Kareem Jamiu; Oriyimi Ayo; Bamidele Wasiu; Rasheed Olarewanju; Ramota Lawal; Amudalat Olarewanju; and Adeniyi Omotosho.

Exhibits recovered from them are: 387 litres of skuchies; 70 litres of industrial codeine; 25kg cannabis and different quantities of tramadol, rophynol, diazepam, as well as various equipment used in the production of the new psychoactive substance.

Babafemi said not less than 10,534.78 kilogrammes of cannabis were destroyed on 4.213912 hectares of farmland last Wednesday when NDLEA officers raided Uhen Forest in Ovia North East Council Area of Edo State where four suspects: Frank Ishoku, 38; Clifford Ossai, 49; Vanger Timothy, 30; and John Oluwaseyi, 30, were nabbed and 16 kilogrammes of processed cannabis was recovered for the purpose of prosecution.

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In a similar development, 18,425 kilogrammes of the same psychoactive substance on 7.37 hectares of farmland were destroyed by NDLEA operatives supported by personnel of other security agencies in the thick forest of Ise Ekiti, Ekiti State, last Friday.

In Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, two suspects: Muhammad Abba, 33, and Samson Ehizogie, 42, were arrested with 3,550 bottles of “Akuskura”, a new mixture of psychotropic substances, by operatives during a raid last Friday at Garki Area 10 and Dutse Suokale, both within the FCT.

While Emmanuel Ogechi, 24, was nabbed with 11,200 pills of tramadol last Wednesday along Otukpo-Enugu road, by NDLEA operatives in Benue State, Anayo Onwe, 40, was arrested with 62.4 kilogrammes cannabis sativa at Nteje just as 1 kilogramme of methamphetamine belonging to a fleeing suspect, in Oraifite, both in Anambra State was seized.

In Kwara State, Muhammed Musa, 24, was arrested with 33 kilogrammes cannabis at Bode-Saadu, Jebba, while Shokuro Adeola, 59, was nabbed with 11.5 kilogrammes of same substance along Lagos-Ibadan expressway, Oyo State.

Babafemi said with the same vigour, Commands and formations of the agency across the country continued their War Against Drug Abuse, WADA, sensitization activities to schools, worship centres, work places and communities among others in the past week.

Meanwhile, while commending the officers and men of the Special Operation Unit, Lagos, Ogun, Kano, Ekiti, Oyo, Kwara, Anambra, Benue and FCT commands of the agency for the arrests and seizures, the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (Rtd) noted that their operational successes and those of their compatriots across the country are well appreciated.

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He however urged them not to rest on their oars but continue to intensify ongoing drug supply reduction and drug demand reduction efforts.

Source: Source: This day

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Nigerian troops kill terrorist commander Buharin Yadi in Kaduna



No fewer than three persons, including foreigners, have been abducted by armed men suspected to be kidnappers in Lagos State.

The Nigerian Army on Sunday said its troops eliminated a terrorist identified as a cohort of a notorious terrorist commander known as Buharin Yadi, who was eliminated by troops in a recent encounter.

The army, in a post on its official X Handle, said the terrorist was in transit to commit mayhem during the ongoing Eid-el Kabir celebration in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

It said the terrorist met his waterloo when troops projecting fighting patrol to Kidandan, a village in Giwa LGA, spotted him speeding off on a motorbike, in an attempt to evade the approaching patrol team.

According to the post, the vigilant troops swiftly pursued the terrorist, causing him to abandon his motorbike and fled into a nearby settlement.

“Undeterred, the troops continued to trail the fleeing terrorist until they successfully caught up and neutralised him while frantically trying to escape into the bush, at the outskirts of the community.

“Upon searching the area, the troops recovered the abandoned motorbike, two bags containing corn flour, and a mobile phone from the neutralised terrorist.

“Further verification by operatives from the intelligence community confirmed the identity of the terrorist as one Daushe, a known cohort of Buharin Yadi, who had been recently neutralised by troops in the same area.

“The swift and coordinated efforts of the security forces have once again prevented a potential threat to the community,” it said.

The post added that the troops were currently maintaining a strong presence in the area to ensure a smooth and trouble-free Sallah celebration in Giwa Local Government Area.

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Source: Daily Nigeria

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