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I don’t know why I stabbed my boss to death, stole his car –Suspect

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A 17-year-old worker, Chukwuebuka Nwode, has been arrested by the Edo State Police Command for allegedly killing his employer, Peter Onoberhie.

The suspect was arrested with two accomplices while trying to sell his boss’ car at Uwelu spare part market.

Nwode was working at a sachet water factory owned by the deceased when he carried out the act.

The state police spokesperson, Kontongs Bello, said the teenager allegedly killed his victim and conspired with two other persons to steal his car.

The suspect told City Round that he used a kitchen knife to kill his boss while he was watching television in his sitting room at midnight.

“I didn’t just know what came over me to kill him. I have been living with my mother in Ondo State for the past 16 years. So, when I turned 17, I decided to leave for Benin City. When I got to Benin City, I first started a job in a bakery. After I got the bakery job, I travelled to my village but when I returned from the village, my boss said my services were no longer needed.

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“After I was laid off from my bakery job, I got this job (at the water factory). After working for some time, I decided to kill and steal his car. I went to meet him while watching television in his room at night and stabbed him with a kitchen knife.

“In the morning, I went to Ring Road to look for a driver because I don’t know how to drive. I met someone who could drive and took him to the house and drove the car to Uwelu spare parts market to sell it. But we were apprehended by the vigilance group who later handed us to the police.”

Meanwhile, the state police command said it arrested 11 suspects for alleged murder, robbery, and banditry.

The News Agency of Nigeria reported on Friday that Bello said three suspects were arrested for alleged robbery, three for alleged murder; two for alleged banditry, and three others for conspiracy, robbery and murder.

He added that exhibits recovered within the period included three cut-to-size guns, one vehicle, one expended cartridge, and one unused cartridge.

Others included one AK-49, four empty magazines, assorted charms, three AK-49 expended cartridges, and one red beret.

“We also recovered three mobile phones, bank ATM card, vehicle number plate, three passports, as well as a Lexus Jeep,” Bello said.

The PPRO said the police command, under the leadership of the Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, was committed to the fight against all forms of crimes in the state.

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Eko Disco worker stabbed for disconnecting Lagos customer

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An employee of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has been stabbed while on duty and currently on admission in a Lagos hospital.

Spokesman for the company, Godwin Idemudia, in a statement, said the assault on Mr Sanmi Mathew Akanni, an EKDC’s worker with Ikate zone team of the company under its Orile district on November 29, 2022.

Idemudia said Sanmi was assaulted by one Mr Ayomide Oyebanjo after an illegal connection was discovered.

He said, “While in the process of disconnecting the illegal connection, bottles were broken by Oyebanjo and the driver Sanmi was stabbed severally, we have pictorial evidence to prove this.”

He said the case was reported at Itire Police Station by the company’s District Legal Officer and the culprit was arrested.

He was charged to court on Wednesday November 30th, refused bail and remanded at Ikoyi Prison.

Idemudia expressed his worry over the inhumane acts, adding that the company has a zero-tolerance policy on assault and would go to the full extent of the law to ensure that perpetrators were brought to justice.

According to the statement, the company is currently implementing initiatives to reduce the number of assaults on workers.

He urged customers to assist the company in its fight against assault and other unlawful activities. Idemudia urged customers to seek more diplomatic and efficient means of settling grievances.

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Aminu Adamu Mohammed apologises to Aisha Buhari, in new tweet

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Aminu Adamu Mohammed, a final year university student who just released from detention over his criticism of wife of the President Aisha Buhari has tweeted an apology to the First Lady.

“I would like to use this medium to express my sincere apologies to those I’ve hurt especially our mother, Aisha Buhari, it was never my intention to hurt your feelings and insha Allah I will change for the better. However, I’m also grateful for your forgiveness, thank u mama,” he stated in his latest tweet.

The Department of State Services (DSS), otherwise called the State Security Services, has locked up a student of the Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State, over a social media post deemed defamatory against Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari.

According to Peoples Gazette, the student, Aminu Adamu Muhammed, had in June 2022 posted on Twitter that Mrs Buhari had suddenly added massive weight after taking part in plundering the nation’s meagre resources as the masses endured hardship under her husband’s brutal regime.

In the June 8, 2022, tweet, Muhammed chastised the First Lady in Hausa, stating in a tweet, “Su mama anchi kudin talkawa ankoshi”, which could be translated as “The mother has got fatter by eating masses’ money.”

Muhammed’s friends said he made the post because he was frustrated about the prolonged strike by universities across the country.

The strike, which started in February 2022, ended in October after eight months of idleness.

Police detectives had arrested the young man, a student of the Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State, over the social media post deemed defamatory against Nigeria’s First Lady.

Muhammed, 23, was said to have been picked up on November 8 on the campus ground of Federal University Dutse, Jigawa.

The student was reportedly subjected to severe beating by the officers following his arrest at about 12 noon.

 

He was transferred to Abuja and briefly allowed to contact his father Adamu Shalele Azare about his location.

Condemnations had trailed the arrest of Mohammed. Notable Nigerians including social activist, Aisha Yesufu, knocked Aisha for allegedly using her power against the student.

The National Association of Nigerian Students, many human rights groups including concerned women/mother organisations spoke against the arrest and detention of the undergraduate.

NANS even threatened a protest before the First Lady withdrew the case against him and he was released on the order of a high court judge.

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Community goes spiritual as Ondo monarch’s kidnappers demand N100m

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Public Relations Officer of the Ondo State Police Command, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami

After 72 hours in captivity,  abductors of the traditional ruler of Oso Ajowa-Akoko, Oba Clement Olukotun, in the  Akoko North-West Local Government Area of Ondo State, have contacted his family, demanding N100m ransom for his release.

Oba Jimoh was abducted on Thursday at about 10.15pm, at his residence by some armed men who took him to an unknown destination.

A source narrated that when  the gunmen stormed his residence, they shot sporadically into the air. They also shot at the main door of the monarch’s residence to gain access into building.

A source in the family told our correspondent on Saturday that, “The kidnappers have contacted the family and demanded N100m.”

According to the source, a combined forces of the  police and local hunters have begun intensive search for the monarch, combing the forest from Ajowa to Kogi State border communities.

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The source added, “We received a call from them early today. One of the family members received the call. We can now confirm that the invaders were kidnappers. They demanded a sum of N100m as ransom for Kabiyesi to be set free. Where can we get such a huge amount? This is beyond our reach.

“We are pleading with the Ondo State Government, leaders of Akoko North-West Local Government and other Nigerians to help us out, so that Kabiyesi can be released sound and safe from where he is being held captive.”

It was also gathered that the residents of the community had sought spiritual assistance, as they organised an inter-denominational service to pray for the release and safe return of the monarch.

A community leader,  Mr Soji Ogedengbe, disclosed that an interdenominational prayer, fasting and vigil were ongoing for the purpose of getting the kidnapped monarch released.

The Public Relations Officer of the Ondo State Police Command, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, said the men of the command were still in the forest to rescue the monarch.

“Efforts are still ongoing to rescue the victim,” the police spokesperson said.

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