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Suspected Delta ritualist rapes 13-year -old girl to death, flees

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A Delta State local government worker, identified only as Nwosu, is on the run after allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl to death at Issele Uku community in the Aniocha North Local Government Area of the state.

PUNCH Metro gathered that the suspected ritualist accosted the victim on Tuesday around 9pm when she was returning home from an errand her aunt sent her.

Our correspondents learnt that Nwosu allegedly hypnotised the child and took her to a nearby hotel where he committed the act.

The founder of a rights group, Behinds Bars, Harrison Gwamnishu, who spoke to one of our correspondents, said the victim was rushed to a hospital where she died.

He said, “The victim went to buy something on Tuesday night and on her way back home, the man, who was driving a white Hilux vehicle, stopped and asked her to enter the vehicle. She did not know the man before and she didn’t know when she entered the vehicle.

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“The man drove her to a nearby hotel and raped her. After he finished, he gave her a white handkerchief to clean her private parts. The man collected the handkerchief and later dropped her somewhere to walk back home. It was when she got home that her sister saw that she was bleeding, and when she asked her what happened, the girl explained.

“The aunt called us that Tuesday around 11pm about the incident, but we couldn’t go there from Asaba because it was late. So, we told them to take her to the nearest hospital for treatment, but they could not take her to the hospital that night because there was no vehicle

“The next morning, the girl took them to the hotel which the man took her to and the people there confirmed that the man brought her to the hotel and they provided his name. She was also taken to a hospital, but the doctor referred them to the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba.

“On their way, the vehicle developed a fault, while the girl was bleeding badly. So, they got another vehicle that took them to a nearby hospital where she was being treated till she died around 4pm.”

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Our correspondents learnt that the incident was reported at the Issele-Uku Police Station.

Gwamnishu, who urged the police to find the suspect, lamented that it was the second rape case “we are recording at Issele-Uku.”

“We have taken the police to the mortuary to see the deceased and I think by tomorrow (Friday), the case should be transferred to Asaba.

“We want the police to intensify efforts to make sure the culprit is arrested and justice is served,” he added.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Bright Edafe, who confirmed the incident, said the command was investigating it.

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Man Mauled To Death By Dogs Belonging To A Church – Police

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The Police Public Relations Officers (PPRO) of Lagos Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Sunday.

He also said the police have begun an investigation into the incident.

Hundeyin said that the younger brother of the victim reported the incident to the police in the Abule-Egba area of Lagos.

He said that on Tuesday at about 11:30pm, his elder brother was coming home and two German dogs came out from church premises and pounced on him.

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“The man said the dogs gave his elder brother several bites all over his body. The police immediately visited the scene of the incident by detectives led by the Divisional Crime Officer.

“On arrival, the dogs were not seen. The victim was said to be rushed to Orile Agege General Hospital for treatment by the family.

“On getting to the hospital, it was discovered that the victim has given up the ghost. Family forcefully removed the corpse for burial according to Muslim rite,” he said.

The PPRO, therefore, advised members of the public to always cage and vaccinate their dogs.

“You are liable for any damage caused by your pets,” he warned. (NAN)/Daily Trust

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BREAKING: NDLEA nabs ex-football with cocaine

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Spokesman of the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it has arrested an ex-footballer with cocaine at the Lagos air port.

Spokesman of the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi in tweet on his verified twitter handle shared a video of how an ex-footballer imported cocaine into Nigeria.

The Cocaine was concealed in a wooden frame and Babafemi tweeted : “Just imagine the time and energy it takes to conceal this when you know there’s no guarantee ⁦ @ndlea_nigeria
⁩ officers won’t unravel you. Another one busted at Lagos airport. Details coming shortly”

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Spokesperson of the agency said in a statement that the 33-year-old indigene of Arochukwu Local Government, Abia State was arrested on Monday 26th September 2022 after anti-narcotic officers discovered he concealed the illicit substance in the handles of his bags and padded the top edges of same with the class A drug.

During preliminary interview, Okafor disclosed that he was an ex-footballer with the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, UNTH Enugu FC, where he played for four seasons before leaving for Sri Lanka in 2014.

He further stated that he moved to Brazil from Sri Lanka after playing for two seasons but could not advance his football career in Brazil due lack of official documents.

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Unknown gunmen abduct traditional ruler, wife, driver in Kwara

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Kwara State Police Command spokesman, Okasanmi Ajayi

Unknown gunmen, on Saturday, kidnapped the traditional ruler of Owa Onire in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara- state, Oba AbdulRahaman Ifabiyi, his wife and driver were also abducted.

Kwara State Police Command spokesman, Okasanmi Ajayi confirmed the development Sunday morning.
According to the PPRO, Police tactical teams with vigilantes and hunters were immediately dispatched to the area by the commissioner of police, CP Paul Odama.

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Mr Ajayi noted that the efforts of the teams led to the rescue of the abducted wife of the traditional ruler, however, she has been released to join her family.

The Image maker, said two suspects involved in the kidnap were arrested and helping the Command in her investigation.

He said efforts were going to rescue the traditional ruler and his driver.

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