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How 4-Year-Old Kids Abducted In Lagos Were Lured With Biscuits

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Al-Ameen Ibrahim and Wasiu Dauda

Two kids, Wasiu Dauda and Al-Ameen Ibrahim, have been reportedly abducted in the Ijesha area of Lagos.

Daily Trust learnt that the little boys, both four years old, were discovered missing around 4pm on Friday, two hours after they returned from school.

A man was said to have lured them into a tricycle and whisked them away while they were playing around the vicinity.

This is coming hours after a dispatch rider in Lagos was nabbed with a baby in his courier box and a few days after Oluwabamisaye Ayanwola, who got missing in a Bus Rapid Transit vehicle, was found dead.

One of the parents of the missing boys, Awau, told our correspondent that her son, Wasiu and Ibrahim had left home after having launch to play with their peers.

She said one Sunday, 10, who is the oldest among the group, told them that a man took the two boys away on the pretext of buying gifts for them.

Awawu said, “The children came back from school around 2pm on Friday. They ate and went out to play. After some time, I saw Sunday and asked him about Wasiu and Al-Ameen’s whereabouts. He said he left them at where they were playing.

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“After about an hour, Al-Ameen’s mother rushed to me and said she was looking for her son. I told her she should go and look for him and that they would soon come back home. I became worried when I didn’t see Wasiu 30 minutes later.

“Sunday told us that one man asked them to follow him to where he would buy biscuits for them but he declined. A mallam who sells confectionery within our area said he saw both of them enter a tricycle. They are both four years old.”

Al-Ameen’s father, Kazeem, said he knew about the incident around 7pm and after searching around to no avail, he reported the case at the Ijesha Police Station.

He said, “Around 7pm on Friday, his mum was looking for him and I asked her to check his friends’ houses. It was later we knew that a man led them to buy biscuits. We learnt that the mallam sold biscuits to them and they were led into a tricycle. I reported to the police yesterday (Friday) but they said I should report officially after 24 hours.”

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, said a search party had been organised to look for the missing boys.

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Man impregnates, strangles boss’ teenage daughter in Bauchi

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A 27-year-old home help has been arrested by the police in Mai’ari Arewa village, Pali district in the Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi State, for allegedly strangling his boss’ daughter after he impregnated her.

The suspect, Munkaila Ado, was said to have impregnated the 13-year-old girl and connived with her mother to take her to Gombe State for an abortion.

The state police spokesperson, Ahmed Wakil, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.

He said that after successfully aborting the four-month-old pregnancy, the suspect and his friend strangled the victim, burnt her body beyond recognition and buried her in a shallow grave at a nearby bush in the Akko LGA of Gombe State.

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The spokesperson said that the teenager’s father, who discovered that his daughter was missing and suspected his houseboy and his accomplice, reported the matter at the Alkaleri Divisional Police Headquarters.

He said, “On interrogation, the suspect confessed that the missing girl was his girlfriend who was four-month pregnant to the knowledge of her mother but unknown to the father, Alhaji Danladi Mohammed.

Wakil added, “He further revealed that he conspired with the mother of the girl and his accomplice, Muazu Umar, to take the victim to Gombe for an abortion.

“On reaching Gombe, the victim was led to the house of one Hajiya Amina Abubakar, female, (50), in Jekada Fari, behind specialist hospital Gombe where the victim was administered with some substances to cause miscarriage.

“Eventually, on their way to Mai’ari village along Akko LGA Gombe State, the two aforementioned suspects strangled the victim. They burnt the body beyond recognition and buried it in a shallow grave at a nearby bush in Akko LGA Gombe State.’’

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Nigerian Bludgeons Chinese Man to Death in Italy

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Robert Omo, a Nigerian residing in Avellino, southern Italy, has been arrested for the murder of a Chinese man in the country.

According to the Times of Malta, Omo, 24, allegedly bludgeoned the Chinese man to death using a hammer. He was also reported to have injured a Bulgarian during the attack.

The Nigerian was said to have attacked the two men unprovoked on July 30, first striking the 49-year-old Bulgarian from behind and then attacking the 59-year-old Chinese man who had stepped in to prevent him from further assaulting his first victim.

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The Bulgarian is receiving treatment in a hospital after sustaining serious injuries from the attack, while the Chinese man died on the spot.

It was also reported that Omo once served a 12-month jail term for bestiality in Malta.

After serving the jail sentence, he was deported from Malta, but the Nigerian found his way to Italy.

Reports revealed that Omo was once expelled from a care home in Avellino after he assaulted one of its workers.

After charges were brought against him over the recent attack, he pleaded not guilty, claiming he could not recall what happened during the incident.

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Female footballers, officials abducted, kidnappers demand N30m

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Police Public Relations Officer in Delta State, DSP Bright Edafe

Six people, which include players and officials of a grassroots female team, were reportedly kidnapped by gunmen in Uronigbe, a border community between Edo and Delta states in Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State.

Our correspondent learnt that the six victims were kidnapped around 6pm on Friday, while returning from a game at Owa-Alero in Ika North-East Local Government Area of Delta State.

A source in the community said the kidnapers had contacted some families demanding a ransom of N5m each for the victims.

Police Public Relations Officer in Edo State, Chidi Nwabuzor

He said, “They (footballers) went to Owa-Alero to play a football match, but on their way back, they were kidnapped at Uronigbe area, the boundary between Delta and Edo.

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“The victims include Mrs Precious Agbajor, one Abraham, Nancy, Beatrice, the driver and one other person. They are six in number that are in the kidnapper’s den. The matter has been reported at the Uronigbe police station.

“The kidnappers have contacted the family of Agbajor and asked them to pay N5m for his wife.”

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in Delta State, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the kidnap, adding that the incident happened in Edo State.

His Edo State counterpart, Chidi Nwabuzor, said from the records available at the State Command, there was no information on the incident.

“You know we transmit our records to Force Headquarters everyday. There is no such record before us. From the Command’s record, no such incident happened yesterday (Friday), so the police will not give account of anything unreported.

“It is only when an incident is reported that the police can act on it. In most cases, citizens are not aware of the powers to report incidents. So the record I have from the Command is that no such incident happened yesterday (Friday), today (Saturday) and even the day before yesterday (Thursday).”

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