Police arrest three suspects with two human hearts

Operatives of the Zone 2 Police Command, comprising Lagos and Ogun states, have arrested three men with two human hearts.

This was made known in Lagos on Thursday by the Zonal Public Relations Officer, SP Tunni Ayuba, who stated that the human hearts were discovered while searching the house of one of the suspects in the Oke-Ola area of Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State.

The police spokesperson said that during interrogation, the suspect implicated a man, whom he claimed to have paid N50,000 to assist in obtaining two human hearts.

The second suspect identified the third suspect as the source of the human parts.

According to SP Ayuba, investigation is ongoing, adding that the two suspected human hearts have been sent to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital for examination.

(Daily Post)

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Nigeria future great despite challenges, says Pastor Adeboye

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has said that Nigeria has great future despite its present setbacks.

Pastor Adeboye has also reportedly said that Jesus Christ may return to the world on October 1st, a year that has yet to be known.

Adeboye disclosed this in a video played on Thursday during the homecoming reception ceremony organised for the immediate past Nigeria High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Sharafa Tunji-Ishola, in Abeokuta, capital of Ogun state.

The video was said to have been recorded when the General Overseer visited Tunji-Ishola during his tenure as the Nigerian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.

Ishola, who was a former Nigeria minister of Mines and Steel, was made an ambassador by President Muhammadu Buhari in January 2021 and was recalled on 31st August 2023 by President Bola Tinubu.

Speaking during the visit, Adeboye in the recorded video eulogised the ambassador for being the first ambassador to invite him to the Nigeria house in the UK.

While explaining God’s special love for Nigeria and Nigerians, the cleric said, God was behind the scene when 1st October was chosen as Independence Day by Nigeria’s fathers of democracy.

Pastor Adeboye said, “Nigeria is a very special country. It will amaze you to know that the most amazing date in the Biblical calendar is 1st October. That is the day that is called – the feast of trumpets – and many Bible scholars believe that the most likely date that Jesus will come back again to earth will be October 1, but the year we don’t know.

“The Bible says when Jesus will come back, it will be with the sound of the trumpet and the day for the feast of trumpet is to start on October 1st.

“Now when you consider that, you will know that God was behind the scene when our fathers (some of whom are now gone) were choosing 1st October as the day for our independence and this could explain why Nigeria has gone through so much turbulence.

“Sometimes when you think by tomorrow, there will be no more Nigeria, you will wake up the next day and still find out that Nigeria is still standing.

“No matter what is happening in Nigeria today, I firmly believe that we have a glorious future. God has a very special interest in our nation Nigeria and I want you to be encouraged.”

(Punch)

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BREAKING: Appeal Court affirms Dapo Abiodun as Ogun governor

The Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos in a 2 to 1 judgment on Friday affirmed Dapo Abiodun as the duly elected governor of Ogun State in the March 18 poll.

The State and National Assembly Appeal Court In the majority judgment delivered by  Justice Joseph Ikyegh dismissed the appeal by candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP,  Ladi Adebutu, in the state governorship poll.

But the minority judgment delivered by Justice Jane Inyang upheld the appeal and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to conduct a fresh election in the state within 90 days.

(Vanguard)

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Man, 76, rapes, impregnates 16-year-old girl in Ogun

A 76-year-old man, David Ogunsanwo has been arrested by men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) for allegedly raping and impregnating a 16-year-old girl (name withheld) in Abeokuta.

The Ogun State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Adijat Adeleye, confirmed the arrest of the suspect to journalists in Abeokuta on Saturday.

Adeleye said the suspect would be charged to court, adding that her ministry would follow through, to ensure justice is served.

The commissioner, who expressed worry over the increasing rate of sexual abuse cases in the country, appealed to victims to always speak out.

She also called on parents to stop withdrawing cases of rape out of victimisation.

“The incidence of people going to police, reporting and withdrawing the case is increasing. And we want to draw the attention of all parents, that if your child is a victim of violation, report the case to the police and do not withdraw it.

“We are aware that cases of violation and abuse are increasing. There’s a huge increase in these kinds of crimes, especially against children.

“When you withdraw the case, it gives the perpetrator the opportunity to continue to do it and also do it to other children,” Adeleye said.

“I am making a public announcement to all parents, because our biggest problem is that when things like this happen, parents say they don’t want to make it public,” she added.

(Vanguard)

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Two pupils allegedly set school on fire in Ogun

Two pupils of the Community Primary School, Isheri Olofin, Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State, have reportedly set the school on fire.

Police identified the minors as six-year-old Wahis Musa and nine-year-old Malik Iliasu, the duo of whom live in Isheri Olofin.

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, said the kids have been arrested by the Ojodu-Abiodun Divisional Police Officer of the Ogun State Police Command.

They were apprehended for malicious damage and arson, Odutola said on Monday.

“Two pupils of Community Primary School, Isheri Olofin, one Wahis Musa, aged 6 years, and Malik Iliasu, aged 9 years, both residents of the Isheri Olofin community, have been apprehended for setting fire to their school and properties of the school on October 29, 2023,” Odutola stated.

According to her, a chief in the community had reported the incident at the police station, saying Musa and Iliasu gained access to one of the unlocked classrooms at the school; they gathered books left behind by the teachers and pupils and allegedly set them on fire.

The anti-crime team and police detectives had visited the scene “and brought the alleged children to the police station for interrogation.”

Odutola said investigations are ongoing and police are making inquiries on how to contact parents “as this is a very serious crime for these children to get themselves involved with.”

She assured that the police will unravel everything behind the incident and update the public if there are other people who may have instigated the youngsters.

(Daily Post)

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Man beats neighbour to death in Ogun over =N=4,500

A man identified as Wasiu Oyekan has beaten one of his neighbours to death over N4,500 in Ogun State.

DAILY POST reports that the neighbour, Ibrahim Lateef, died on Sunday when the suspect allegedly punched him in the neck and he fell, hitting his head against the ground.

The incident happened around Kobiti Central Mosque, Kobiti, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

The said Wasiu Oyekan of Ile-Elewe Family in Kobiti was reported to have accused the deceased’s son and one other boy of spoiling his PS video game while playing same sometimes in August.

Oyekan had demanded a sum of N9,000 to repair the game, out of which the boy’s 50-year-old father gave him N4,500, with a promise to pay the balance later.

The delay in paying the N4,500 balance prompted Oyekan to drag the deceased’s son to the police station on Sunday.

“When his father returned home and discovered that Wasiu had taken his son to the police station, he went straight to him and while he was trying to ask why Wasiu took his son to the police station, he attacked him with a blow in his neck. Lateef fell down immediately, and his head hit the ground. He started bleeding from his nose and ears. He eventually died,” an eyewitness said.

The eyewitness, who did not want her name in print, said the suspect is presently at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Police Headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta.

Lateef, also known as Tijuuku, is reportedly survived by his mother, a wife, who is nursing a two-month-old baby girl, his other children and younger siblings.

It was gathered that the victim’s aged mother fainted when she received the news of her son’s death.

Contacted, the Ogun State Police Command confirmed the incident to our correspondent.

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, referred our correspondent to the Divisional Police Officer of Oke-Itoku, CSP Hadiza Abu Oganyi, under whose jurisdiction the incident happened.

The DPO confirmed the incident, saying she had transferred the case to the force headquarters the day it happened.

According to her, the deceased went to fight Oyekan for reporting his child at the police station, saying that was the beginning of the incident.

The DPO said she would forward other details to the PPRO as she is not allowed to talk to the press.

(Daily Post)

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Ogun bank official flees with N1.97m, arrested in Oyo

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a credit officer of a microfinance bank, Esther Hamidu, after allegedly fleeing with customers’ contributions totalling N1.97m.

PUNCH Metro gathered that Hamidu absconded with the daily contribution of the bank’s customers which spanned between March and December 2023.

Our correspondent learnt that a branch manager of the bank in Abeokuta, the state capital, who discovered that the contribution had not been remitted, reported the matter to the police.

 After several failed attempts to make the suspect remit the contribution, Hamidu was said to have disappeared into thin air despite police efforts to arrest her.

However, a source in the state police command who did not want to be mentioned in print said the suspect had been apprehended.

 While confirming her arrest to PUNCH Metro on Saturday, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, said the suspect was arrested in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, on Friday.

 “Yes, she has been arrested. She has been transferred from Ibadan, where she was arrested, to Ogun State. She has confessed to the crime. She could not explain what she did with the money,” Odutola told PUNCH Metro on Sunday.

(Punch)

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Pastor sets lady on fire during special prayer in Ogun

A 21-year-old lady identified as Sukura Owodunni has allegedly been set ablaze by a pastor, Taiwo Odebiyi, when he was trying to perform deliverance on her at his Cherubim and Seraphim Maberu Parish located in Offin in the Sagamu area of Ogun State.

PUNCH Metro gathered that the incident happened on August 17, 2023, when the victim visited the church for a special prayer at the pastor’s invitation.

Our correspondent further learnt that the pastor directed the victim to buy Amazing Grace perfume, local eggs and a candle for the special prayer.

While praying for her, the pastor was said to have poured the perfume on the lady’s body and lit the candle.

Immediately after the pastor lit the candle, Owodunni was said to have gone up in flames, causing serious burns to her chest, shoulder and legs.

PUNCH Metro further gathered from an eyewitness that the suspect was immediately arrested after the Divisional Police Officer in Adigbe, CSP Abdulfattah Ogunsanya, and his men stormed the premises on Tuesday.

Contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Omolola Odutola, who confirmed the incident to our correspondent on Wednesday, noted that further investigation had commenced to unravel the circumstances surrounding the case.

“The lady was said to have been abandoned to fend for her medical bills after the incident. The victim has been taken to the hospital for medical attention.

“Our men have arrested the suspect. The case will be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department after the preliminary investigation is perfected,” Odutola told PUNCH Metro.

(Punch)

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Son kills 100-year-old father with machete in Ogun

The Ogun State Community, Social Orientation, and Safety Corps said it had arrested one Matthew Ifeanyi, who allegedly macheted his 100-year-old father, Anthony Nnadike, to death in Olorunda Ijoko in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state.

The Commandant of the Corps, Soji Ganzallo, through the Director of Information and Public Relations of the Corps, Moruf Yusuf, made this known in a statement made available to PUNCH Metro on Wednesday.

Ifeanyi was said to have confessed that he took the action when he resigned from his previous job to embark on his private business, but his now-dead father couldn’t provide him with the money he saved with him.

The statement partly read, “The Divisional Command patrol team were after that instructed to rescue the helpless parent, Anthony Nnadike, and to get the son arrested, and they swung into action immediately.

“Ganzallo revealed that on getting to the scene, the victim had been rushed down to the nearest general hospital due to the injury sustained and was in critical condition until he was later confirmed dead by the doctor.

“Ganzallo revealed that after restricting arrest, the culprit was apprehended for allegedly murdering his father over his inability to refund the sum of N70,000.00 he entrusted with him on July 22, 2022.”

The suspect has, however, been transferred to the Sango divisional police station for further investigation and likely prosecution.

(Punch)

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Nigerian Newspapers: 10 major events this Wednesday

Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:

1. The Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso faction of the New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP, has held a parallel meeting of the National Executive Committee in Abuja to reverse his suspension. The faction announced the expulsion of the new acting National Chairman of the party, Major Agbo and some notable members involved in Kwankwaso’s sanction.

2. The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, Nyesom Wike, has said his administration had yet to decide on how to expend the N5bn palliative fund expected from the Federal Government. He stated that the FCT administration might consider transportation and food support, while noting that efforts were ongoing to bring back urban mass transportation to the FCT to reduce residents’ suffering in terms of transportation.

3. There are reports that the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, has been appointed as a member of the All Progressives Congress Campaign Council for the Bayelsa State governorship election. Wike, who is the immediate past Rivers State governor, was recently appointed as a minister by President Bola Tinubu. He is also a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Campaign Council.

4. Officials of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) have demolished a market called “Kasuwan Dare”. The market located at Hassan Musa Katsina Street, near Kpaduma II in Asokoro Extension, Abuja, was said to have harboured suspected hoodlums and drug dealers.

5. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the appointment of a new Board and Management team of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). This is contained in a statement issued by Presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, on Tuesday night.

6. The traditional ruler of Agulu in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State, Igwe Innocent Obodoakor, has urged Nigerians to be patient with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Obodoakor, who is the monarch of Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi’s town, spoke during the celebration of his community’s new yam festival.

7. The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Tuesday, accused the Federal Government of abandoning the case against its leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, hiding under a series of adjournments. IPOB while mocking the Federal Government for allegedly abandoning the appeal it instituted against the Court of Appeal judgment discharging and acquitting Kanu, told them to meet the pro-Biafra group in court instead of tactically abandoning its case.

8. Men of the Edo State Police Command have arrested a 24-year-old final-year student of the University of Port Harcourt, Victor Ochonogor, for allegedly stabbing his girlfriend, Success Regha, to death on Monday. Ochonogor, a student of Applied and Industrial Chemistry, reportedly committed the offence at 10, Osahon Street, Ogheghe Quarters, off Sapele Road, Benin City.

9. The Gombe State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, on Tuesday paraded 46 suspects, 32 females and 14 males, who were arrested in local nightclubs, popularly known as Gidan Gala. The arrest was made in compliance with Governor Muhammadu Yahaya’s directives that all local nightclubs be shut.

10. The Securities and Exchange Commission, on Tuesday, sealed the premises of Stockmatch Investments Ltd in Maiduguri, Borno State, over allegations of illegal investment activities. In a statement, SEC said the move was part of its commitment to ensure that unregistered entities were not allowed to carry out capital market functions.

(Daily Post)

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