Woman sells own child for N500,000 in Imo, Husband angry

Police in Imo have arrested one Chinaza Ukaonu alongside two nurses for allegedly selling her baby for N500,000. The Imo state police public Relation Officer, PPRO, Orlando Ikeokwu, who confirmed this yesterday in Owerri, said that the arrest of the woman was made possible by her husband, Promise Ukaonu, he reported the wife to the police, suspecting that the wife was telling him lies about the whereabouts of their child. Others arrested with Mrs Ukonu was an alleged buyer of the child, Amadi Chioma. Also, two others said to be…

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Tribunal sacks Dino Melaye, orders fresh election

The National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Lokoja has nullified election of Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye, on Friday. Melaye has described the ruling of the tribunal nullifying his victory in the March 22 election and ordering a fresh election as a total miscarriage of justice. In a statement, he said his legal team was already studying the judgement, adding that he would appeal it. He said he was confident that the Appeal Court would upturn the judgement of the lower tribunal. According to him,…

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Fraud: US names at least 77 Nigerians in massive fraud, money laundering

80 persons, many of whom are Nigerian nationals, have been named by the United States Department of Justice on Thursday, to have conspired to steal millions of dollars from Americans and American businesses through online scams. In the 252-count federal indictment statement, at least 77 of the persons were of Nigerian origin. The US federal prosecutors says all of the 80 persons will face charges of attempting to defraud individuals of millions of dollars through the use of business email compromise (BEC), online romance scams, in addition to other schemes…

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Tenant allegedly raped Landlady to death in Ekiti

A tenant who is also a commercial motorcyclist has reportedly raped his landlady to death in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti state capital. The shocking incident occurred on Thursday at Olorunda area of the state. It was gathered that the mother of three, described by family member as a middle-aged woman, was at home alone after her husband had gone to work while the children were said to have gone for holiday coaching when the incident happened. The suspected tenant was alleged to have broken into the woman’s room, threatened her with…

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SARS personnel arrested for killing disarmed suspects

Lagos state police command has arrested four Special Anti-Robbery Squad personnel for killing two suspected phone thieves in Lagos. In a statement on Wednesday, the command states that the four policemen would be charged for murder. A video posted on social media showed the moment SARS operatives shot dead the two  disarmed suspected phone thieves. According to the report, the video showed the two suspects handcuffed to each other as an officer approached with a third suspect. The man filming the scene was heard identifying the suspects as he gloated…

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Kidnapping: White helicopter supplies us ammunition in forest —suspect

Member of a gang of bandits that had been terrorizing Kankara and Danmusa Local Government areas of Katsina State, 20-year-old Aliyu Musa, said yesterday that a white-coloured helicopter supplied the gang with ammunition inside Dinya Forest, in Kankara council. Musa disclosed this when he was paraded by the Katsina State Police Command alongside another gang member, Salmanu Isah, 18, and 15 others for various crimes. He claimed that whenever the helicopter came, it flew close to the ground and hovered until his boss, identified as Sirajo, would take delivery of…

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Woman arrested for dumping day-old baby in gutter

Oluwaseun Samuel, a 21-year-old woman, has been remanded in prison custody by an Akure Chief Magistrate’s Court for killing her day old baby boy by dumping him in a gutter. The accused was said to have committed the offence on August 1, at about 4am at lnufele area, Owo, Ondo State. Police prosecutor Suleiman Abdullateef, said the offence contravened section 327 of the criminal code, cap 30, vol 1, law of Ondo State of Nigeria 2006. Abdullateef prayed the court to remand the accused person in prison custody pending the…

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Soldiers helped me escape -Wadume

Suspected kidnap kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu Bala Wadume, who confessed that soldiers assisted him to escape after being nabbed by the slain policemen, was yesterday re-arrested in Taraba State. In a statement yesterday in Abuja, the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frank Mba, said Wadume was re-arrested in the late hours of Monday, 19th August 2019 at his hideout at the Layin Mai Allo Hotoro area of Kano State. The police had re-launched a manhunt for Wadume since 6th August 2019 after the unfortunate incident at Ibi Local Government in…

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Forex ban on Food: Employers seek interface with FG to save jobs, businesses

Stake holders in the Food, Beverage and Tobacco sector of the economy, have pleaded with the Federal Government to engage the Organized Private Sector, OPS, and other stakeholders on the recent policy pronouncements concerning foreign exchange restriction on imported goods in the food sub-sector to avoid job loss and business collapse. On the platform of the Association of Food Beverages and Tobacco Employers, AFBTE, the employers, specifically appealed to the Federal Government to engage the OPS and stakeholders in the food industry to discuss the issues involved thoroughly to arrive…

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EFCC alleged raid on Ambode’s residence sparks confusion

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday allegedly raided the residence of former Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. News had earlier filtered in that the EFCC was searching the Epe home of the former governor, with many online news platforms claiming the acting public relations officer of the commission, Tony Orilade, confirmed the development. But hours later, Orilade issued a statement saying: “The EFCC has since early hours of today been inundated with calls that operatives of the commission raided the residence of the former governor of…

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