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Joe Igbokwe Blames PDP For Kaduna Rail Bombing, Says Second Niger Bridge May Be Next Target

A well known Nigerian politician, Joe Igbokwe who was the spokesperson of All Progressive Congress, APC, Lagos State chapter has taken to his official Facebook page to react after bandits reportedly attacked Abuja-Kaduna train.

It was reported that bandits, on Monday, attacked a train heading to Kaduna state from Abuja. According to information gathered from a reliable source, the bandits detonated a bomb on the rail track of Abuja-Kaduna train, and successful immobilized it at a point between Katari and Rijana.

Reacting to this sad incident, the exceptionally boisterous APC supporter, and special adviser to the Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on drainage and water resources, Joe Igbokwe took to his official Facebook page and shades the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members to be the master minders of the attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train, stressing that when they were in power for 16 years, they could not build one station, but now look at what they are doing with heavy project that took Nigeria billions of dollars to build, adding that something is not right.

Further speaking, Joe Igbokwe lamented that yesterday they attacked the railway in Kaduna, and today they attacked the Abuja Stadium, adding that if care is not taken, they may bomb the 2nd Niger bridge in order to win the 2023 Presidential election.

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Mompha Released On Bail After 10 Weeks In EFCC Custody Over N6bn FraudIsmaila

Mustapha popularly known as Mompha and his company, Ismalob Global Investment Limited, appeared before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court in Ikeja, Lagos, on Monday.Mompha, who is finally free on bail, had been in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) since January 18.In one of the counts, EFCC said in 2016, Mompha, Ahmadu Mohammed (at large) and Ismalob Global conspired to conduct financial transactions to the tune of N5,998,884,653 by false pretence.The defendant pleaded “not guilty” to the charges following which his counsel, Gboyega Oyewole (SAN) applied for bail.Justice Dada granted bail to Mompha in the sum of N25million, with two sureties, one of whom must own a property worth N50million.The case has been adjourned till April 6, 2022. The defendant already submitted his passport.In January, court granted Mompha bail in the sum of N200million, with two sureties in like sum, one of whom must own a property worth N100million.

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NDLEA Assisted Drug Barons To Ship Cocaine To Nigeria, They Set Me Up – Abba Kyari Defends Self

Embattled Police Chief, Abba Kyari has claimed that the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA has been assisting drug dealers to bring in Cocaine into Nigeria.

The disgraced police officer accused the anti-drug agency of assisting drug peddlers to ship in Cocaine into the country. He also stated that he was ‘framed’ by a disgruntled officer of the agency after he went to demand compensation for the whistleblower that gave information that led to the arrest of a suspect.

An affidavit filed by Kyari’s brother, One Mamman Nur, rehashed the claim stating that drugs were being shipped in from Ethiopia with the ‘knowledge of NDLEA officers’.

Narrating the entire situation in the suit, Kyari stated; “That on that fateful day, the suspect as usual shipped drugs (cocaine) from Ethiopia to Enugu Airport. The officer of NDLEA cleared him within the airport, then officer of FIB-IRT arrested the suspect with the help of an information.”

“That before the informant accepted to work with the officers of FIB-IRT, they both had an agreement to compensate the informant.”

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Uromi Bank Robbery: We’ve Recovered N37m, 5 Abandoned Vehicles — Edo CP

The Police command in Edo on Friday confirmed that some monies suspected to be carted away by robbers during Thursday’s armed robbery attacks on some banks in Uromi, have been recovered.

Mr Phillip Ogbadu, the State Commissioner of Police confirmed this in a phone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Ogbadu said that about N37 million and five cars suspected to have been used by the robbers were recovered at a bush where they were abandoned.

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Kyari was arrested hours after the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency declared him wanted over alleged drug links.


He was handcuffed. Kyari was handcuffed and arrested like any other suspect,and will be handed over to the appropriate agency. He was not given any preferential treatment.


NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, had at a press briefing in Abuja on Monday, chronicled how Kyari belonged to a drug cartel that operates the Brazil-Ethiopia-Nigeria illicit drug pipeline.
The anti-drug agency said Kyari contacted one of its officers in Abuja and struck a deal to secure the release of a total of 25kg seized cocaine.


Babafemi said, “After the Agency gave the officer the green light to play along, he and Kyari began a WhatsApp call for the rest of the day. The officer conveyed “their” willingness to play the game.”
“He (Kyari) brought with him the money from the sale of the 5kg share of the NDLEA team, a total of $61, 400. Our officer, however, preferred to take the money inside his car. Well, the car was wired with sound and video recorders. And the moment was documented, part of which I will play for you at the end of this briefing.


“We have a trove of intelligence, hard facts, from chats to photos and video and a detailed transcript of the communication between him and the NDLEA officer,” NDLEA spokesperson said.

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Thugs Invade Igboho’s Residence In Ibadan, One Person Killed, Several Others Injured

One person has been reported killed in an attack by thugs on the Soka residence of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday ‘Igboho’ Adeyemo, in Ibadan, Oyo State.

This was made known by a media aide to the agitator, Olayomi Koiki, on Saturday.

According to him, several of the agitator’s supporters, who were in the house during the attack, sustained injuries.

This was also confirmed in a video he sharered on his social media plattform.

The thugs reportedly stormed Igboho’s house and fired shots, leading to the death of one of Igboho’s supporters.

A voice in the video said “Can you see this? This is Oloye Sunday Igboho’s house and these are his men that have been attacked without doing anything wrong.

“These are the people that got injured, can you see it? They are currently being treated, one of them is dead. The thugs came to attack Sunday Igboho’s house. Can you see?”

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Ogun State Police Arrested Couple With Human Parts

Men of Ogun State Police Command in the early hours of today arrested 43 year-old, Kehinde Oladimeji and his wife Adejumoke Raji, for been in possession of fresh human parts.

The couple, according to a statement by the command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, are residents of No.72 MKO Abiola Way, Leme, Abeokuta.

Oyeyemi said, “the couple were arrested following a report lodged at Kemta Divisional Headquarters by Chief Moshood Ogunwolu, the Baale of Leme Community, that one Pastor Adisa Olarewaju who is a co-tenant with the suspects informed him of offensive odours coming out from the room of the suspects”.

He added that upon the complaint, the DPO Kemta Division, CSP Adeniyi Adekunle led his detectives to the scene where search was conducted.

“On searching the room, a plastic bowl containing fresh different parts of human being was discovered in the room, and the couple were promptly arrested”.

“On interrogation, the suspects confessed they were herbalists and that the human parts comprises of hands, breasts and other parts were given to them by one Michael who they claimed resides in Adatan area of Abeokuta”.

“All efforts to locate the said Michael proved abortive as the suspects could not locate his house”.

“It will be recalled that a dismembered body of an unknown person was found in a swamp area at Leme area of Abeokuta about a week ago, it is not yet clear whether the parts is that of the found body or not”, Oyeyemi said.

Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.

The CP vowed that anyone who is directly or indirectly involved in the crime would be brought to book to serve as a deterrent to others.

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Killing People For Rituals Won’t Make You Rich” – Ben Bruce Tells Nigerian Youths

“Leaders of tomorrow now engage in unimaginable crimes just to become millionaires overnight”.

“What has suddenly gone wrong with young people who now believe that rituals involving human blood will make them rich?”.

“So many Nigerians go missing daily, and while many are never found. Some are found dead with body parts missing. We must work to stop this trend.”

The former senator said the “narrative that poverty and unemployment get young people into ritual killings” must not be accepted.

To curb the menace, Murray-Bruce said the family, as a social institution, should instil discipline and good morals in children.

He said, “We must return to our traditional family values where charity begins at home. The family remains where the teachings of ethics begin.

“This is where moral instructions are imbibed in children. This is where discipline and good morals are instilled in children regardless of their religion. We must rebuild our families and inculcate love and tolerance among our children.”

The former senator also admonished that the government “must do more to encourage young people to use their knowledge of technology for productive ventures”.

He said, “With this, I’m calling on the government to establish tech hubs and tech sharks to train young people in information and digital skills aimed at making Nigeria and the world a better place. We must teach them good virtues, hard work and patience.

“I want young people to know that there is no shortcut to being wealthy without hard work. Killing a human being for ritual purposes will not make you rich overnight. It will only take you to hell.

“Our politicians and elites must show restrain in the way they flaunt their wealth both publicly and on social media.

“The Nigeria police and other security agencies should also deploy intelligence and apprehend the perpetrators of these acts and bring them to justice.

“While our worship centres must focus more on encouraging young people to embrace hard work diligence and patience.”

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Banditry: I killed over 20, but I’ve repented now — 21-yr-old arrested Turji’s boy confesses

The 21-year-old suspected terrorist, Naziru Sani, working under the camp of Bello Turji, a notorious terrorist, on the police wanted list for acts of terrorism has confessed to killing over 20 persons in several attacks across Nigeria’s northwest.

Sani, a resident of Makera Village in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State was arrested along Jabiri Quarters in Funtua LGA, Katsina based on credible intelligence report, SP Gambo disclosed

According to the suspect, “I have been involved in communities’ attacks under the command of my boss, Turji and I have killed over 20 persons in the past but I have repented now.”

Speaking in Hausa, Sani said: “I am Bello Turji’s boy. I work under his command.

“I have been involved in communities’ attacks under the command of my boss, Turji and I have killed over 20 persons in the past but I have repented now.

I ran away from Jangebe forest in Zamfara where Turji is currently hibernating for my dear life. The Police arrested me at Funtua, while I was trying to find my way to Suleja, Niger State where my parents live. I left my wife and children there in Makera Village in Tsafe LGA, Zamfara.

When quizzed on how many of them are under Turji’s camp and how much they are paid for every attack, Sani said, “we are very many. I don’t know the exact number but we are in hundred’s and I get between N20000 to N30000 after every operation.”

While briefing the press on the arrest, SP Gambo Isah said:

“Based on credible intelligence, the command succeeded in arresting one Naziru Sani of Makera village, Tsafe LGA of Zamfara state, a notorious bandit terrorizing Katsina and its environs.

Nemesis caught up with the suspect when a team of Policemen along Jabiri Quarters, Funtua LGA of the state arrested him.

In the course of the investigation, the suspect confessed to being under the leadership of “BELLO TURJI”, who has been on the commands’ wanted list and have participated in many attacks on innocent communities in Katsina, Zamfara and Sokoto state killing many people. The investigation is ongoing.”

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Jigawa Police Arrest 14 Kidnappers Who Allegedly Killed Two Officers, Recover Rifles, N2.7

THE Jigawa Police Command has arrested 14 suspected kidnappers believed to be members of the syndicate that recently killed two police officers and burnt a police patrol vehicle in Taura local government area in the state.

This was disclosed by the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Aliyu Sale Tafida, while parading the suspects at the state police command headquarter in Dutse.