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I killed three persons to get promotion, says cult member



Tijani while being paraded by police

A suspected cult member, Tijani Olagunju, has confessed to have killed three rival cult members to get promotion to the number two position of the group in Ilorin zone.

Tijani, a member of the Eiye Confraternity, said he killed them with the pistol of his late Army Captain father AbdulAzeez Olagunju.

He added he was chosen by his gang members to be the executioner of rival cult members in superiority brawls.

The suspect told our correspondent in Ilorin on the sidelines of his parade by Kwara Police Command.

Tijani also revealed that he dropped out of the University of Ilorin (Ilorin), adding that he joined the cult gang in 2019.

He added that the accompanying benefits of being number two person in the zone include food, drinks, women and money.


According to him: “My gang members picked me as their hitman (executioner) to accelerate my rise to the number two position in the Ilorin zone.”

Parading Tijani, Command spokesman Ajayi Okasanmi, said the auapect was arrested for belonging to a gang of thieves and cult gang.

Okasanmi added that “the suspect during one of the cult’s escapades, himself and the other suspects at large, armed with one English Pistol and a locally fabricated pistol went and attacked and killed one Ismaila Alabi a.k.a Abbey, a barber at his barbing shop in Agbooba area of Ilorin on 21st of April.

“Tijani further confessed that sometime in February 2021 he also shot and killed one Emmanuel, a student of Human kinetic Education, University of Ilorin, in a bid to fast track his ascension to the top position in his cult group. Upon enquiry as to the source of his weapons, he confirmed that he took possession of his late father’s pistol, a retired army captain which he used in the killings he participated .
“The pistol according to him is currently with a member of the eiye cult group presently at large. Investigation into the matter is ongoing for possible arrest and prosecution of the suspects.”



Mother Slaughtered Infant Son ‘As Directed By The Spirit’



Cross River State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Irene Ugbo

A mother, Mrs. Blessing Eno, on Tuesday, slaughtered her son in Yonen community, Ugep, Yakurr Local Government Area (LGA) of Cross River State. reports that Eno claimed she was sent to do so by a “Spirit”.

The mother of two took a machete and cut off the head of her 11-month-old child.

An eyewitness who does not want to be named disclosed that it was her eight-year-old son who stumbled on the gory sight of his headless brother and a blood-drenched mother who raised the alarm that attracted neighbours to the scene of the crime.


The suspected killer has been detained by the police.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Irene Ugbo confirmed the incident, adding that it was a homicide case and the matter was being transferred to State CID, Homicide department for onward investigation.

“I learned about the matter yesterday ( Tuesday). You know it’s a homicide case, it will be transferred from Ugep to state CID, Homicide department for further investigation.

“It is quite unfortunate and devastating, already she is in protective custody, but the matter will surely be brought to Calabar,” Ugbo said.

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Former Minister blasts Aisha Buhari for assaulting student, calls on IGP to invite her for questioning



Former Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung

A former Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, has taken a swipe at the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, over arrest and torture of a final year student of the Federal University Dutse, Aminu Mohammed.

DAILY NIGERIAN reports that Mr Mohammed was secretly whisked away by plainclothes security operatives on the orders of Mrs Buhari over a Twitter post.

The final-year student was on Tuesday remanded in Suleja Correctional Center after he was secretly arraigned before an FCT high court by the Nigerian police.

Condemning the first lady’s action in a Facebook Live video on Tuesday, Mr Dalung reminded the first lady that Nigerians didn’t elect President Muhammadu Buhari into the office for them to be oppressed.

Mr Dalung said: “Let me condemn in categorical terms, the tyranny, the abuse of power, and the dictatorship that are coming out of the sanctuary of leadership in Nigeria, which is the Aso Rock.


“Disheartening reports of the deployment of security to kidnap innocent Nigerians by the wife of the president, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, beating them mercilessly, and handing them over to security to be detained, is a highly condemnable act by every right thinking human being all over the world.

“It’s a shame that this is happening under the watch of President Muhammadu Buhari. It is a big threat to democracy. The wife of the president is no better than any other Nigerian except being the wife of the president.

“That she went out of her way, to kidnap Aminu Mohammed, a 400-level student from [Federal University Dutse] Jigawa, and also abducted someone who had worked with her, Zainab Kazeem, and brought them to the villa, instructed her security to beat them mercilessly, and subsequently handed them over to be detained by the security forces of Nigeria.

“This is very disheartening and shameful. Aisha Buhari has no right to order for the arrest of any Nigerian. That she’s married to the president of Nigeria does not confer any advantage on her to take the laws into her own hands.”

Mr Dalung called on the Inspector General of Police to order Immediate investigation into the matter and invite her for questioning, assuring the victims that they would stand by them until Justice is served.

“If the two people have breached the law, the only option open to her is to invite the police for questioning. But kidnapping them and taking them to the presidential villa and organizing security men to beat them up is a breach of the law.

“Aisha Buhari has no immunity, and the Inspector General of Police must invite her for investigation and questioning.


“For those citizens of Nigeria whose rights have been violated, I want to put it on record that every possible action will be taken to secure of their freedom and we will fight against this injustice meted out on them until they are appropriately compensated as required by law.

“Aisha is a beneficiary of the goodwill of Nigerians. Common people sold their assets, bought cards and scratch and sent money, to raise campaign funds for her husband. They didn’t do that because they wanted to be enslaved by her.

“Nigerians didn’t suffer to elect Buhari just for Aisha to emerge as a terror in the state house, and be kidnapping innocent citizens into the villa and beating them.

“You have bitten more than you can chew. And I want to assure you that the human rights community, both nationally and internationally, will mobilize every asset to ensure justice is done to Aminu Mohammed and Zainab Kazeem.

”The security agencies holding these two people must release them within the next 24 hours. Failure to do this, we will, of course, employ all lawful means to enforce and expose all forces behind this,” he said.

The former minister added that, “Aisha, as the wife of the president, is not concerned about the abductions of secondary school girls in FGGC Yauri who are now married to bandits. She is not concerned about the Christian women who were kidnapped in Southern Kaduna, and are still in the hands of bandits after over six months.

“She is not concerned about the kidnapping of students in an Islamic school in Niger. She’s not concerned about setting ablaze a bus traveling to Sokoto, where people were burned alive by bandits. She is only concerned about her selfish and personal interests.”

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Only 33 Rapists Convicted For Over 11,000 Cases – FG



Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen

The Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, yesterday said over 11,000 rape cases had been recorded in Nigeria with only 33 culprits convicted.

The minister said 401 of the cases were fatal cases; while 592 close and 3507 open.

She spoke in Abuja yesterday at the orange ceremony and lighting of the UN house, which took place in commemoration of the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.


She said harmful cultural stereotypes, failures of law enforcement to investigate rape cases, toxic misogyny and insufficient support for survivors had created a culture of silence and impunity that continued to fail hundreds of women and girls every year.

“Concrete actions have not been taken to tackle the rape crisis in Nigeria with the seriousness it deserves. Women and girls continue to be failed by a system that makes it increasingly difficult for survivors to get justice, while allowing perpetrators to get away with gross human rights violations,” she said.Daily Trust

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