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8 RCCG Members Kidnapped In Kaduna

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No fewer than eight members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Region 30, Trinity Sanctuary, have been kidnapped in Kaduna.

The RCCG members were abducted yesterday (Friday, March 26, 2021), while travelling for the church’s Let’s Go a Fishing Easter programme.

Armed bandits, according to sources familiar with the matter, were said to have been responsible for the kidnapping.

A Facebook user, Eje Faraday, broke the news on his page with a picture of the white vehicle conveying the kidnap victims.

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“All the passengers in this bus were just kidnapped along Kachia Road, 63 km from Kaduna,” he wrote.

A Facebook user, Eje Faraday broke the news on his page with a picture of the white vehicle.

“All the passengers in this bus were just kidnapped along Kachia Road, 63 km from Kaduna,” he wrote.

When called for reaction to the incident, Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Jalige said he was still making enquiries on the incident.

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He said, “I have contacted our officers along that axis. Actually, we have three divisions in that area. I have got responses from two divisional police officers, who said they were not aware of the incident. I am just waiting for the response of the third DPO. When I get it, I will let you know.”

While the church was yet to release a statement confirming or debunking the kidnap, the RCCG Head of Media and Public Relations, Pastor Olaitan Olubiyi, did not answer calls to his mobile, which rang out several times.

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Widow Narrates How Husband Was Lynched To Death In Lagos

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Widow Narrates How Husband Was Lynched To Death In Lagos

Grace, the wife of a late sound engineer, David Sunday, has demanded justice after her husband was lynched by motorcyclists, who attacked him and his colleagues in the Lekki area of Lagos State.

Our correspondent, who visited the widow at her parents’ house in the Ejigbo area of the state on Monday, May 16, 2022, noted that the couple had two boys – Samuel and Emmanuel.

The 36-year-old woman, who spoke amid tears, said her husband was murdered in cold blood.

She said, “My husband was setting up for a show inside Beer Barn (an entertainment facility), while two of his colleagues, Frank and Philip, who mounted a motorcycle, had an argument with the motorcyclist. They agreed on paying N400 and gave the motorcyclist N500 to collect N100, but the motorcyclist said he did not have change.

“So, they gave him N300 and told the motorcyclist that they always played at Beer Barn and promised to give him his change later. The motorcyclist refused and that was how the fight started. When the fight became intense, people came inside to call their colleagues, including my husband, and they rushed outside to help.

“But when they found out that there were many motorcyclists outside, they ran back to the venue; the manager of the venue sent them back and claimed not to know them. While others were lucky to escape, the motorcyclists caught up with my husband and as the attention was on him, some good Samaritans quickly rescued his two colleagues and rushed them to a hospital.

“Aside from Frank, Philip and my husband, there were other colleagues who also sustained injuries during the attack. The motorcyclists beat my husband to a pulp, put tyres on him and burned him as if he was an armed robber.

How much do I earn to take care of my children alone? A marriage of nine years ended just like that! My husband went to work; he did two jobs just to take care of us. He was a hardworking man that was caring, loving, and ready to do any handiwork because he was a craftsman.

I felt bad when I heard that they wrongly tagged him and his friends Yahoo boys or ritualists. I want justice and help from the government because of my children.

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EFCC Arrests Ahmed Idris, Nigeria’s Accountant-General

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BREAKING: EFCC Arrests Ahmed Idris, Nigeria's Accountant-General

Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation, is presently cooling off in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) following his arrest on Monday, May 16, 2022.

In a statement cited by Newsrand, EFCC Spokesman Wilson Uwujaren said Idris was arrested for diversion of funds and money laundering to the tune of N80 billion.

According to Uwujaren, the anti-graft agency acted on verified intelligence against Idris.

He is said to have “raked off the funds through bogus consultancies and other illegal activities using proxies, family members and close associates”.

The funds were laundered through real estate investments in Kano and Abuja, the EFCC added.

Idris was nabbed after failing to honour invitations to respond to issues connected to the alleged fraudulent acts.

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Police Promote Magu To AIG As His Retirement Approaches

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BREAKING: Police Promote Magu To AIG As His Retirement Approaches

The police service commission (PSC) has confirmed the promotion of Ibrahim Magu, former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to the position of assistant inspector-general of police (AIG).

Ikechukwu Ani, PSC spokesperson, announced the development in a statement issued on Monday, May 16, 2022.

The eight Commissioners of Police promoted to AIGs were; CP Mustafa Magu Ibrahim who is the most senior in the CP cadre and who missed the last two promotions after returning to the Police; Abraham Egong Ayim; Okunlola Kola Kamaldeen; Andrew Amieengheme; Akeera Mohammed Younous; Celestine Amechi Elumelu; Ngozi Vivian Onadeko and Danladi Bitrus Lalas (Airwing),” the statement reads.

The development comes amid Magu’s expected retirement from the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), having clocked the mandatory retirement age of 60 on May 5.

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