Driver in trouble as Nina flees with N5million car

Car theft is not uncommon in Nigeria. It is one of the most frequent crimes that occur in Nigeria and more often that not, most of the stolen vehicles are never found again.

A 54 year-old driver of the chairman of an outsourcing firm in Ikoyi, Lagos State, has landed in trouble after a sex worker allegedly fled with his boss’ Kia Sorento sports utility vehicle valued at N5.4m. The ‘sex worker’, identified only as Nina, reportedly fled with the vehicle at a filling station in Ikoyi immediately the driver, Victor Dossa, came down to fuel it.

It was learnt that Dossa, who lives on Ikoyi Crescent, usually took the vehicle to his house after taking his boss home at the close of work. It was gathered that Dossa drove the vehicle to Obalende around 11pm to convey Nina to his house, perhaps to have fun together overnight.

They were reportedly returning home; Nina drove the vehicle and suggested that they stopped at a nearby filling station to buy fuel. When Dossa came down from the vehicle to monitor how the fuel being bought was being dispensed, Nina took off in the car. The case was said to have been reported to the police at the Onikan Police Division and the driver was arrested.

Dossa, happens to be from Benin Republic, reportedly told the police that he first met Nina in the Obalende area a week before the incident. “I was brought to Nigeria in 2004 by the company chairman. I work with him as a driver in charge of the Kia Sorento SUV with the number plate, BDG 644 BJ. Whenever I closed from work, I parked the vehicle in my house. The following day, I would go and pick my boss from his house to the office.

“My boss did not come to the office on August 17, 2018, so the vehicle was in my house throughout. Around 11pm, I drove it to Obalende to pick a sex worker whom I met a week earlier. I only know her as Nina. On our way back to my house, she drove the vehicle while I was at the front passenger seat. She stopped at a filling station along Awolowo Road to buy fuel. She gave money to pay for the fuel. The moment I came down from the vehicle, she zoomed off. I don’t know how to locate her. I don’t know any of her friends either.” Dossa was subsequently brought before Court by a police prosecutor, Sergeant Francisca Job, on two counts of conspiracy and stealing.

Woman caught while attempting to sell 2-month old baby to Sweden

Child trafficking has been a thing of menace for so long and the government has been trying to stop the persistence of these evil perpetrators.

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP is prosecuting four persons for alleged offenses of rape, child theft, child labour and abuse. One of the alleged culprits, a 43 year-old man named Stephanie Bassey who is from Akwa Ibom State and lived in Sweden was brought to NAPTIP in August this year by the officers of the intelligence and International Cooperation after she was handed over by the Embassy of Sweden in Nigeria on the Suspicion that she was not the biological mother of a two month old baby she came to get a visa for.

She insisted she had been pregnant for her husband in Sweden but that medical examinations could not detect the pregnancy over there and was advised to return to her state where the pregnancy could be detected and she would be assisted to deliver safely.Though the DNA test conducted on her and the baby boy showed that there was no biological relationship between them, Mrs. Bassey maintained her claim that she delivered the baby through the help of a midwife in Uyo.

The second case had to do with child labour and abuse allegedly effected by a 37 year-old woman named Mrs. Ifeoma Obinwa, a residence of Dutse Alhaji, in the Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
She was accused to have inflicted grievous bodily harm on her 14-year-old house help on the 12th of September by beating her and placing a hot knife on her buttock. Mrs. Obinwa told journalists that she acted in anger.

The third case was that of a 29 year-old lady named Mrs. Sandra Obiosio, a native of River State, a resident of Jabi Area of Abuja. She was accused of getting a 12 year-old girl as a house help from Nasarawa State last year, who she usually mistreated and forced to do the whole house chores, take care of her children and was beaten regularly by her madam. Mrs. Obiosio, however, denied the allegations.

 

The last case was that of a 37 year old Mr. Francis Yusuf from Plateau State who was being prosecuted for raping his wife’s 17 year-old cousin living with them in their Jikwoyi residence in Abuja.

 

Numbers fared dead as shiite members lunches attack on soldiers {Breaking }

A clash between soldiers and Shiite members in Yobe state has reportedly led to the death of a teenager

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Three other persons were injured in the fight that erupted on Friday, September 21 – The fight reportedly started when soldiers tried to disrupt a peaceful protest by the Shiites A teenager has reportedly been killed by a stray bullet while three other persons sustained various degrees of injuries after a clash between officers of the Nigerian Army and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria in Yobe state.

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we gathered that the clash which occurred on Friday, September 21, in Potiskum, reportedly started after members of IMN popularly known as Shiite Muslims finished their early morning prayers. The Punch reports that the commissioner of police in the state, Abdulmaliki Sunmonu, who confirmed the incident to journalists said that three persons were injured during the clash.

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Sunmonu, however, said he doesn’t have enough details about the incident and promised to update journalists later. A member of the IMN group, El-Tafseer, who spoke to the press said soldiers attacked them with guns and sticks. He said: “We just sighted the soldiers armed with guns and sticks approaching us. They started beating and harassing us to disperse.

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“We began to run when they fired gunshots indiscriminately. Three people were injured and a teenager, not our member, was hit by a stray bullet in the head. “He died in the hospital. “They also arrested Malam Gambo Abbas and detained him.”

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earlier reported that Shiite members, on Tuesday, September 18, protested the continued detention of the its leader, Ibrahim El-zakzaky. Members of the movement went ahead with their protest in Kaduna state despite the ban placed on their activities and all other forms of protests in the state by the state government. Protesters embarrass Lagos Chief Judge on women’s day

 

Ex-Gov Kalu’s travails persist as efforts to suspend N7.6bn fraud trial fail

The travails of former governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, on Thursday persisted as a move to have his ongoing trial of alleged N7.6 billion fraud suspended failed.

A Federal High Court in Lagos dismissed applications seeking stay of proceedings in the trial of the former governor, filed by his firm Slok Nigeria Limited; and Ude Udeogu, who are co-defendants in the criminal case against Kalu.

The judge had earlier adjourned the matter till Thursday for the defendants to open their defence, but instead, they prayed the court when the matter came up as slated to stay further proceedings pending the outcome of some appeals that they filed.

Counsel to Kalu’s firm, Slok Nigeria Limited, Mr. K. C. Nwofor (SAN), told the judge that he had filed an appeal to challenge the dismissal of his client’s no-case submission and the jurisdiction of Justice Mohammed Idris to continue hearing the case after he (the judge) had been elevated to the Court of Appeal.

 

Recall that Kalu’s lawyer, Professor Awa Kalu (SAN), had upon Justice Idris’ elevation to the Court of Appeal, applied under Section 396(7) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act to the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, for Justice Idris to be given fiat to conclude the case despite being elevated.

Justice Bulkachuwa had granted the prayer and gave Justice Idris fiat to return to the Federal High Court to conclude the case, with a condition that the case must finish by the end of September when Justice Idris would be expected to resume fully at his new duty post.

Flow of blood in Yobe as Shiites and soldiers clash

Scores confirmed dead and others injured in a clash between the military and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria in Potiskum, Yobe State on Friday.

It was gathered that the fracas began shortly after the IMN members rounded off their Ashura procession with prayers around 8:30am near Central Hotel, Potiskum.
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The Yobe State Police Commissioner, Abdulmaliki Sunmonu, who confirmed the incident to journalists said that three persons were injured during the clash. He said that the JTF responded after the IMN members attempted to seize one of the security operatives’ rifle.

He said he was awaiting more details about the incident. He said: “I will update you as soon as I get full details on the clash.”

A member of the IMN group, El-Tafseer, who spoke to journalists, said the police boss did not give the true reflection of what happened, he explained that they were attacked by the soldiers minutes after the Ashura procession had closed.

Church members call for boycott after Nigerian pastor committed bigamy

Some members of the church of a Canada-based Nigerian pastor, Glory Idahosa of the God of Power House of Prayer Ministries, have called for boycott after it emerged that he abandoned the mother of his 5 children, Christabel, to marry another lady, Splendour Patrick, in Nigeria.

According to reports, for the most part of their marriage, Pastor Glory was jobless and his wife took care of the home and finance, up until 3 years ago when he opened a church in Canada with the help of his wife.

He allegedly introduced Splendour as his younger sister and Christabel believed him. In 2016, Pastor Glory told his wife he needed money to open a branch of their church in Nigeria and was given N2.8 million.

He later left for Nigeria, where he stayed for months, with the excuse that he was busy working to help the church pick up. He returned to his family in Canada months later.

However, in June, 2018, he told his wife that his mother died and he needed to return to Nigeria urgently. He also claimed he needed to attend some family meetings and look into the progress of the church in Nigeria. .

His wife remained in Canada with their children, not suspecting anything, until earlier this week, when she started seeing pictures of her husband’s wedding to Splendor in Benin, Edo State. It was also revealed that the new wife is a mother of two.

Nigerian ex-footballer and wife arrested for duping in India

Dupe means to deceive or cheat someone easily. Ifeanyi Joachin Nwafor, a Nigerian ex State-level football player, and his Indian wife were arrested on Monday, for duping people on the pretext of custom clearance for gifts sent by them.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police (Dwarka), Anto Alphonse, said that  a social worker, who runs an NGO, had filed a complaint that one George Moor, a UK based man, had requested her to accept gifts for the poor in India.She said she then got a call from a woman, who claimed that she was from the Customs Department and that the complainant would have to pay money to receive the gifts.

The victim paid over ₹1 lakh, which is equivalent to #505,454.57 on two occasions. She, however, got suspicious after more money was demanded. After she approached the police, an investigation was taken up and bank account details were sought. .

The CCTV footage of the ATMs from where the deposited money was withdrawn, were also scanned, after which the accused were arrested.

The police said that Nwafor had created several fake Facebook accounts to scam people. He would tell them  that he wanted to help them by sending precious gifts for them while his wife posed as a Customs officer.

Herbalist, 2 others arrested for ‘plucking’ police officer’s eyes in Katsina

An 80-year-old herbalist, Hussaini Musa, has been paraded by the Katsina State Police Command in connection with the beheading of a policeman attached to 56 PMF, Special Duty, Operation Safe Haven, Jos, Plateau State.


The Katsina State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Wakili, said the herbalist was arrested with two others, Abubakar Sani, 35, and Abubakar Sani, 28, for beheading Sergeant Unana Ishaya. The Katsina State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Wakili, addressing newsmen shortly before parading the suspect at the police headquarters yesterday, said the herbalist was arrested with two others for beheading late Sergeant Unana Ishaya.

Wakili stated that the suspects plucked out the sergeant’s eyes after beheading him, as part of requirements given to them by the herbalist, Hussaini Musa. The eyes were to be used for a charm jacket which will enable them to carry out robbery and afterwards escape arrest by disappearing. One of the suspects, Abubakar Sani said that they wanted to use the charmed jacket to rob the EFCC office in Jos, where they suspected there was a huge amount of money, without having to breaking in.

According to the Police boss, they surprised the officer, who was on a special duty at a joint, though not in uniform, and beheaded him. The suspects said the policeman was drunk, though an investigation is in progress to ascertain what happened.

“Part of the requirements is to dry the eyes. So they were arrested while drying the eyes in their apartment”,said Wakili. The commissioner said operatives attached to the state police command’s intelligence bureau bust the cultists’ activities based on a tip-off. He identified the suspects as one Abubakar Sani, alias Abu Kwaya, 35; Abubakar Sani, alias Abu Dan Bauchi, 28, and the herbalist, Hussaini Musa, 80.

Wakili said they recovered the two human eyeballs in a plastic container, the axe used in beheading the Police sergeant, the dagger used in plucking the eyes of the deceased and some clothes. He also said that the suspects have confessed to the crime, with each stating the role they played in committing the offence, noting that they would be arraigned in court immediately the investigation is completed.

Police arrest Methodist pastor over involvement in Enugu monarch’s murder

A Methodist pastor has reportedly landed in police net over the brutal murder of a monarch in Enugu state. An Enugu-based Methodist cleric, Rev Kenneth Okafor, has been arrested by the Police Command in Enugu over his alleged involvement in the murder of a monarch in the state.

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“His arrest followed a petition in relation with his involvement and others at large in connection with the murder of an Enugu monarch, late Igwe Stephen Nwatu of Ogbozinne Akpugo community in Nkanu West Local Government Area.

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It was reported that late Igwe Stephen Nwatu of Ogbozinne Akpugo community in Nkanu West Local Government Area of the state was murdered on June 11 in the community over a protracted town union leadership.

The leadership tussle is said to be on for more than 10 years now.The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, SP Ebere Amaraizu, disclosed this in a statement issued to NAN on Wednesday in Enugu.

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Amaraizu said that the reverend was arrested over a week ago in Enugu by operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

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“An Enugu-based Methodist Priest, Rev Kenneth Okafor, was arrested by the security operatives from Federal SARS from Adeniji Adele, Lagos.

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“The priest is now helping the operatives in their investigations while manhunt on others has been intensified,” he said.It will be recalled that recently four persons were arraigned by the Enugu State Police Command over their involvement in the unfortunate incident

6 things you did not know FRSC could arrest you for (LIST)

In February 1988, the federal government of Nigeria created the Federal Road Safety Commission through Decree No. 45 of the 1988 as amended by Decree 35 of 1992 referred to in the statute books as the FRSC Act cap 141 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (LFN).

It was passed by the National Assembly as Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) establishment Act 2007. The functions of the commission generally relates to making the highway safe for motorists and other road users and also educating motorists and members of the public on the importance of discipline on the highway. In keeping with their function, FRSC has revealed that doing the following things could lead to being arrested:

1. Mobile phone use

Making or receiving a call, even using a ‘hands free’ phone is regarded as an offence as it can distract your attention from driving and lead to an accident.

2. Seat-belts

Drivers and passengers in the front seat must always use seat-belts to avoid being penalized. In a collision, even an unbelted rear passenger can kill or seriously injure the driver or a front seat passenger.

3. Drinking and driving

Driving under the influence of alcohol is also an offence. Even a small amount, can impair your driving so in order to be a safe driver don’t drink and drive.

4. Slow down

At 35mph you are twice as likely to kill a pedestrian as at 30mph. Over-speeding in certain areas is also a crime.

5. Fire Extinguisher

Do you have a fire extinguisher in your car? If you do not, you could be penalized by FRSC.

6. Safety

If you have a child in the car, ensure you are using the right seats and they should be fitted properly and checked after every trip. In particular, the FRSC is responsible for preventing or minimizing accidents on the highway, so it is only proper that drivers follow their instructions.