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Man in Edo state allegedly hacks his cousin to death after discovering he had so much money in the bank (graphic photos)

Man in Edo state allegedly hacks his cousin to death after discovering he had so much money in the bank (graphic photos)
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A man simply identified as Coma, has been arrested by men of the Edo state police command for allegedly hacking his cousin, Lateef, to death in the Auchi area of Edo state.

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A Facebook user, Sheik Aliu Mahmood, who initially shared the story online, said COMA got information that Lateef was recently paid N2 million from the sale of some parcel of land.

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In a bid to steal the money, Coma killed his cousin, took his ATM card and was about transferring the money to his own account when he was apprehended.

”Lateef was killed by his cousin brother with name COMA. According to him, He killed Lateef to get access to his N2million he got from land sales, and eventually collected his ATM card which he already had the PIN.
On Wednesday 13th may, Lateef was last seen with COMA on COMA’s bike.

In search for Lateef, COMA was arrested the following day by Lateef’s parents but he was released the same day as he claimed to have drop the boy at the ATM.

Unknowingly to COMA, the parents of the deceased had already reported his account to Management of the bank. Today, He was about transferring the money from Lateef’s account to his own account when the Bank alerted the parents. He was arrested there and has confessed to killing his cousin brother in order to gain his N2million land money.” 

Man in Edo state allegedly hacks his cousin to death after discovering he had so much money in the bank (graphic photos)
Man in Edo state allegedly hacks his cousin to death after discovering he had so much money in the bank (graphic photos)

MB contacted the state police command spokesperson, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, who confirmed the incident but had a slightly different version of what transpired.

”The suspect and the deceased person are cousins. The deceased bought a land from the suspect and paid him the sum of N250, 000.  The deceased person and the suspect being cousins, have been relating before to the extent that the deceased gave the suspect his ATM pin number. This shows the level of closeness.

The suspect having the knowledge that the deceased had so much money in the bank, decided to lure him into the bush, infact to the particular land he bought from him.

They got into the bush and he used a spanner to hit him by the neck region. The victim fell and he buried him in that same land.”Nwabuzor said

The brother of the deceased was the one who reported the case to the police on May 15.

Nwabuzor said the suspect is currently in police custody and is being interrogated.

Man in Edo state allegedly hacks his cousin to death after discovering he had so much money in the bank (graphic photos)
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Boko Haram top commander arrested and their warehouse discovered

Nigerian Soldiers have hailed their Chadian counterparts as the Chadian army launched an assault on boko haram. The assault took place around lake chad, led by Chadian president, Idris Deby and resulted in the arrest of Boko Haram top commander and a weapons warehouse. 

The Nigeria Army are also described as a formidable force just like the Chadian soldiers, and strongly depends on military hierarchy that issues command which mean they cannot advance without authorization and clearance.

But the chad president led by example by leading the squad that initiated the assault, which boosted their morale to conquer the terrorist group.

Also, it is rumored that the implications of this success recorded by Chad are that the terrorists will flee to Nigeria since she’s considered their safe haven and the remnants of the terrorist will strive to survive by looking for weak villages to loot and also kidnap young people as recruits.

The international community will also likely see this Chadian success as an indication that Nigeria may not have been honest in the fight against this terrorist group and may shift their support towards Chad.

But this is goodnews, given that this terrorists have made the North of Nigeria a living hell and would be a respite for Northerners go about their activities without fear any longer.

Is this the beginning of the end of Boko Haram in Nigeria?

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Police officer demoted for assaulting medical doctor during Coronavirus lockdown in Akwa Ibom

Police officer demoted for assaulting medical doctor during Coronavirus lockdown in Akwa Ibom

A police officer deployed to the Akwa Ibom State command has been demoted for assaulting a medical doctor while enforcing the stay-at-home order of the Akwa Ibom government.

Recall that the Akwa Ibom State government had exempted health workers from its lockdown order, which was effected to curb the spread of Coronavirus in the state. 

The police sergeant, Edidiong Alexander assaulted Dr Daniel Edet who is a surgeon with the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, while on his way to work on Friday evening. 

It was gathered that the police began investigating the incident after the Nigerian Medical Association threatened to embark on a strike over the assault incident which left Mr Edet’s hand fractured. 

The police office who was found guilty after the investigation was concluded, was demoted from the rank of a sergeant to corporal. The state’s commissioner of police, Imohimi Edgal also met with Mr Edet and the chairman of NMA in the state, and apologised to the surgeon and the medical doctors in Akwa Ibom over the conduct of the police officer.

Akwa Ibom state has only recorded  five confirmed cases of the coronavirus, since the outbreak of the disease in the country. 

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Nigerian Army arrest officers who threatened to rape and infect Warri women with HIV

Nigerian Army arrest officers who threatened to rape and infect Warri women with HIV

The Nigerian Army says it has arrested two of its soldiers who threatened to rape and infect women in Warri, Delta State, with HIV in retaliation for the alleged killing of their colleague on Thursday April 2nd.

Nigerian Army arrest officers who threatened to rape and infect Warri women with HIV

Recall that youths of Ugbuwangue community in Warri attacked a soldier who allegedly killed a youth leader, Joseph Pessu, while enforcing the stay at home order of the state government.

The soldiers in anger made a video in which they threatened to rape the mothers, wives and daughters of the youths and infect them with HIV.

Speaking in Pidgin, one of the soldiers said

“Warri people, una don buy job o. Una kill soldier ba? Your mothers, I will make sure I f..k your mothers skin to skin without condom.  I will make sure she carry HIV, your daughters will carry HIV, your wives will carry HIV. You get mind to kill soldier ba? Dan ubanku.”  

While reacting to the viral video, the Nigerian Army in a statement released, said the men were arrested at 9 Brigade, Ikeja Military Cantonment, Lagos.

The statement reads

“Soldiers in a viral video using uncouth and uncivilised language purportedly threatening to molest women in Warri, Delta State, were arrested at 9 Brigade, Ikeja Military Cantonment, Lagos State, today 3 April, 2020 and further investigation is ongoing. The general public should be assured that the investigations will be swift and fair in accordance with applicable military laws. 

“The outcome of the investigations will determine the most appropriate disciplinary measures that can be taken in the circumstances. The Nigerian Army wishes to reiterate that it would not tolerate any form of irresponsibility and indiscipline on the part of any of its personnel.”

Recall that the Delta state government while reacting to the viral video, said it was fake, concocted and created by disgruntled elements bent on pitching the people against the state government.

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Metuh sentenced to 39 years in prison

The former PDP spokesperson was found guilty of money laundering and sentenced to 39 years behind bars.

Olisa Metuh appears in an Abuja court in handcuffs on January 25, 2016 (SaharaReporters)
Olisa Metuh appears in an Abuja court in handcuffs on January 25, 2016 (SaharaReporters)

Chief Olisa Metuh, who was the National Publicity Secretary or spokesperson of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), has bagged a 39-year jail term for money laundering.

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja handed Metuh his sentence on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.

Metuh was found guilty on all 7-count charges preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Arrested in 2016, Metuh and his company, Destra Investment Limited, were prosecuted for the N400 million he allegedly received from the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) in 2014.Former PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh (Punch)Former PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh (Punch)

The NSA was at the time headed by Col Sambo Dasuki.

Dasuki who was granted bail only recently, is still on trial for allegedly misappropriating a certain $2.1billion that was earmarked for the procurement of arms for the military in the fight against terrorist sect Boko Haram.Dasuki was Jonathan's NSA. He's still on trial (The Nation)Dasuki was Jonathan’s NSA. He’s still on trial (The Nation)AFP

The EFCC and the Buhari led federal government allege that Dasuki used the money for the Goodluck Jonathan election campaign of 2015 instead.

Concurrent sentence

However, Metuh’s 39-year jail term will run concurrently; which essentially means that the former PDP spokesperson will spend seven years in prison.

On counts one and two, Metuh bagged seven years each, on count three, five years; count four, seven years; counts five and six, three years each and count 7 earned him seven years.

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Atiku Abubakar calls for reform of SARS

Atiku Abubakar calls for reform of SARS

Former Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has called for the reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), days after a Remo Stars player identified as Kazeem Tiyamiyu (Kaka) was allegedly killed by some operatives of the security outfit deployed to Sagamu-Abeokuta road.

In his tweet, the former Vice President stated that the reform of the Nigeria Police especially the SARS unit, is long overdue. He added that the police was created to protect the life and property of citizens and not to put them into harms way. 

Atiku tweeted; 

The reform of the Nigeria Police, especially the SARS unit, is long overdue. The@PoliceNG is meant to protect the life and property of our citizens and not to put them into harm’s way. -AA

Atiku Abubakar calls for reform of SARS
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Boko Haram: Zulum commends Nigerians for special prayer for peace

Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno, has commended Nigerians for observing special prayers and fast to end insurgency and restore peace to the war-tone state.

Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno and heads of security agencies during the formal handing over of 983 detainees cleared of links with Boko Haram. [NAN]
Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno and heads of security agencies during the formal handing over of 983 detainees cleared of links with Boko Haram. [NAN]
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Zulum had on Feb. 19, requested people of the state and Nigerians to pray and fast on Monday Feb. 24, to seek divine intervention for intensify military offensive against the insurgent to achieve lasting peace in the state and the country.

In a message on his verified twitter handles on Monday, Zulum thanked Nigerians for observing special prayers and fast to facilitate successful implementation of counter insurgency campaign and peace restoration process..

Zulum said: “Today’s fast; which sought and still seeks Allah’s merciful intervention for an end to the Boko Haram insurgency, was largely carried out by many Nigerians out of empathy for the people of Borno state in particular, and for other parts of our dear country.

“In worship to Allah and for Borno’s sake; many Nigerians throughout the day, voluntarily abstained from food, water, and other personal affairs with abiding faith and hope that we regain enduring peace.

“Nothing I write or say can adequately convey the debt of our profound gratitude to all Nigerians.

“To the good people of Borno State, I am grateful to God for having you all by my side. Today, I saw firsthand, how majority of citizens, Muslims and Christians, devoted themselves to fast and prayers in mosques and churches.

“I monitored many acts of worship and charity. We did all of these for our sake and the sake of our brothers and sisters more directly affected by the insurgency.

“I am proud of all of you who joined in our collective acts today. I do solemnly reaffirm the pledge I made on May 29, 2019 that by the grace of God, I will, together with all stakeholders, continue to give more than my very best in our shared and determined effort to overcome the Boko Haram challenge and put our state on the path of sustainable recovery, growth and development.

“May the gracious and merciful Allah accept our acts of worship; May He answer our supplications which should not end with today’s fast, and may He answer the supplications being offered on our behalf by many Nigerians”.

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BREAKING: SARS Officers Allegedly Shoot Two Graders While Chasing Yahoo Boy In Ogun

Pandemonium broke out on Thursday in the Olomore axis of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, when operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force allegedly shot two traders.The SARS operatives were reported to have stormed Olomore Pepper Market while chasing an internet fraudster also known as Yahoo boy, who ran into the market.Findings showed that stray bullets from the SARS officers’ gunshots hit two pepper sellers in the market during the chase.

An eye witness identified simply as Adamu told The PUNCH that one of the victims was shot in the head and the other was shot in the leg.Adamu said the victims had been rushed to a nearby hospital.There has been no confirmation that the victim shot in the head died as of the time of filing this report but the other victim it was gathered is being treated at the undisclosed hospital.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, had yet to reply a text message sent to his phone and several calls made to his phone were not answered as of the time of filing this report.

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CAN lauds Nigeria Police Force for killing over 250 Ansaru terrorists in Kaduna

Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has commended Nigeria Police Force for its renewed zeal in fighting criminals, bandits and kidnappers in Kaduna state.CAN lauds Nigeria Police Force for killing over 250 Ansaru terrorists in Kaduna. [Wardoon]AFPCAN lauds Nigeria Police Force for killing over 250 Ansaru terrorists in Kaduna. [Wardoon]

Rev. John Hayab the state’s CAN Chairman gave the commendation in a statement issued on Thursday in Kaduna.

Hayab urged security operatives to keep the momentum until the state and country were freed from criminals.

According to him, residents of Kaduna State have suffered untold hardship in the hands of bandits and evil men in recent years.

“As a result of increase in banditry, many have been chased away from their homes and villages. The sad story is that bandits have kidnapped, killed and collected huge ransoms from victims for years.

“When such evil was going on, we cried to the government and security agencies to carry out their Constitutional duties but it seemed the cries fell on deaf ears.

“However, the news that security men went after bandits in Birnin-Gwari forest and killed many of them on Wednesday brought back hope and the expectations that good and peaceful days may be returning to our dear state and country.

“Kaduna State chapter of CAN, therefore, commends the Inspector General of Police (I-G) and all the team for doing what law-abiding citizens expected them to do.

“Even though this effort may be coming late but it is better late than never.

“Therefore, we celebrate this feat and encourage the police to keep the momentum until every criminal and all their hideouts are cleared for citizens to have new lease of life,” he said.

The CAN Chairman appealed to Nigerians to continue to pray for security agencies and also to render any form of support needed to win the war against Enemies of the State.

“We pray for a quick recovery for those who sustained injuries in the course of the operation. Their sacrifices are appreciated and duly acknowledged,” Hayab said.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that police operatives on Wednesday went after suspected bandits in Birnin-Gwari forest.

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Nigerian army recruit allegedly murdered by lover, 2 days to training

Nigerian army recruit allegedly murdered by lover, 2 days to training

The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested one Ali Muhammed Wakil over the death of his 23-year-old girlfriend Patience Amos Ya’u, at Damilu community in Yola North Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

It is suspected that Patience who is a recruit in the Nigerian Army, died as far back as January 12 as the stench from her decomposing body attracted neighbours.

Speaking to newsmen, a neighbour said the deceased whose peers started training at the Military Training Depot in Zaria two days after her death, engaged in a heated argument with her boyfriend before her death. Wakil reportedly went about his activities cheerfully, even though his longtime girlfriend’s corpse was in his room decaying. 

The neighbour said; 

“Residents became suspicious when we did not see the woman for three days. What worried us more was the terrible odour from their room.

“What compounded the situation was how the door of the room was locked from outside, a development that compelled people to forcefully open the window of the room, only to discover the body of the woman decomposing.”

Recounting his daughter’s last moment, Amos Ya’u said Patience left his house to plait her hair but did not return. She however disclosed that she will return the next day when called on the phone. 

Her number was however found to be switched off when called the next day after she didn’t return. Amos said he was informed of his daughter’s death 4 days later by the police. 

The state police spokesperson, Suleiman Nguroje confirmed the arrest of the suspect and also revealed he is being interrogated by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID)