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Man arrested in Lagos, one year after kidnapping, killing of Chinese national

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The police in Lagos have arrested a 26-year-old man, Adelaja Samson, over his involvement in the kidnap and murder of a Chinese national. It was gathered that the suspect and his gang members kidnapped the Chinese national at Okunowa, near Ijebu Ode, in Ogun State in February 2020. They kept him in their hideout at Agbowa Ikosi, Lagos State. They eventually killed the captive and dumped his corpse in the Agbowa-Ikosi. Spokesman for the Command, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed the development on Friday, March 12, said the suspect was arrested in Emuren, Ogun State where he had taken cover after the alleged murder of the chinese victim. During interrogation, he confessed to being a member of the Aiye Confraternity and revealed that other members of his gang that partook in the kidnap and murder of the Chinese had been arrested by operatives of the Intelligence Response Team. Explaining how the suspect was arrested, CSP Adejobi said, “He was arrested around 2am on Saturday, March 6, 2021, in Emuren, Ogun State, during a sting operation, over his involvement in the kidnap and killing of one Chinese national in February 2020. “The suspect, a strong member of Aiye Confraternity and his cohort kidnapped the Chinese national at Okunowa near Ijebu Ode, in Ogun State but kept him in their hideout at Agbowa Ikosi, Lagos State. They were said to have killed their captive and dumped his corpse in the Agbowa-Ikosi river. The corpse had not been recovered to date, it was learnt. “The suspect has confessed that other members of the gang have been arrested by the Intelligence Responses Team, Force Intelligence Bureau, Abuja.” Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered the command’s Strike Team that arrested Adelaja to work with the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) on the investigation into the case. He said that Lagos State would be hot for criminals and “bad boys” venturing into criminal activities in the state.

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‘Buhari-Must-Go’ protesters block Abuja airport road

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Some anti-Buhari protesters on Monday morning blocked a section of the Umaru Yar’Adua Way, Abuja, as they set fire on the road, preventing free flow of traffic.

This caused commotion along the road leading to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

The protesters chanted ‘Buhari Must Go’ and carried placards with different inscriptions showing their disdain for the Muhammadu Buhari administration.

Motorists were forced to slow down to avoid running into the bonfire which was set up right in the middle of the road.

The last time a similar protest held in the nation’s capital was on June 12 and many of the protesters were arrested.

Convener of #RevolutionNow Protest, Omoyele Sowore, shared videos and pictures of the protesters on social media.

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Kidnappers release pictures of abducted Kebbi teachers, students

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Kidnappers of abducted teachers and students of Federal Government College, Birin Yauri, Kebbi State, have released pict

An unspecified number of students and four staff were kidnapped last Thursday when the gunmen invaded the college and reportedly overpowered security operatives at the school.

The military authorities later said some of the victims were rescued after a gun battle with the attackers.

Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State has assured the parents and family members of the victims of government’s efforts to secure their release.

 

 

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We’re still probing Tinubu, says EFCC chairman

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Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has said a former governor of Lagos State and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is under investigation.

He stated this in an interview published by ThisDay, adding that investigation does not end in a day.

He said, “You asked me a question earlier about arresting people before investigation and now you are saying why didn’t we arrest Tinubu? Why didn’t you just say ‘arrest him?’

“Investigation is ongoing. When you are investigating matters like this, they don’t end in a day. Thousands of investigations are going on on a daily basis.

“You understand? You know you are from the media; after, you will say we are doing media trial.”

Bawa was reported to have asked for Tinubu’s assets declaration form when he was the head of Lagos Zonal Office.

Meanwhile, a former Managing Director of Alpha Beta LLP, Mr Dapo Apara, has filed a suit demanding a Lagos State High Court to stop Tinubu from “controlling the finances of Alpha Beta.”

The suit was filed on Wednesday by Apara’s lawyer, Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN).

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