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LG Polls: Protesters Storm Amuwo-Odofin LGA, Ask For Re-Run

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LG Polls: Protesters Storms Amuwo-Odofin LGA, Ask For Re-Run

A group, Concerned Residents of Amuwo-Odofin, on Wednesday in Lagos staged a peaceful protest to register their dissatisfaction with the conduct of the Saturday local government elections in the area.

The group called on the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) to cancel the exercise and order a rerun, citing electoral malpractices.

LASIEC on Tuesday presented Certificates of Return to the 57 council chairmen elected in the July 24 polls.

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The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates won all 57 chairmanship seats, with Mr Valentine Buraimoh returned as victorious in Amuwo-Odofin LGA.

LASIEC had described the election as ‘pretty good, though with pockets of hitches, noting that the exercise was peaceful and without any major uprising and rioting.

But the group, which held a peaceful protest in Festac Town, Amuwo-Odofin Local Government, demanded that the election should be cancelled.

It alleged that the election was a far cry from public expectations from LASIEC.

It further alleged that the exercise was plagued by electoral malpractices.

One of the conveners of the group, Mr Mayowa Ademola, expressed concern over what he referred to as “violent elections” in the area.

“It’s getting too much. It’s not right that we can’t joyfully have an election.

“Many people didn’t come out to vote because of fear of what may happen,” he said.

Ademola opined that LASIEC would disenfranchise many people if the election was not cancelled.

Amuwo-Odofin resident, Mr Fidelis Mamuyovwi, claimed that he was forcefully carried out of the council because he insisted that the correct results be announced.

“After the election, we went to the council but we were not allowed to enter the collation centre,” he said.

Mamuyovwi, who was also a PDP agent, said that a voter, who tracked his votes to the collation centre, raised alarm when figures that were announced were different from what was recorded at the polling unit.

Another protester, Mrs. Anthonia Monday, said she was part of a group of residents who protested at the council secretariat when some party agents were denied entry into the collation centre.

“The results were collated and announced at the polling units but the figures changed at the final collation point,” she claimed.

She urged LASIEC to cancel the July 24 elections and conduct a rerun that would be free and fair.

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How I Killed A 73-Year Old For N35,000 – Ritualist

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One of the three suspects alleged to have killed a 73-year-old man, Adeniyi Samuel, has confessed to receiving N35,000 to get his head for the money ritual.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the suspect made the revelations on Tuesday in Ibadan, after his arrest, along with two other suspects by the officers of Amotekun Corps.

The suspect (names withheld) said after he was contacted by another suspect for a human head, he contacted one Alfa, who took him to someone in Bode Market.

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According to the suspect, the man could not get a human head for them at the rate of N35,000.

“The next thing I saw the following day was that AIfa brought a man he has already hypnotized and took the man to his house where he was slaughtered,” he said.

Also, the second suspect confessed to being part of the ritual syndicate, saying he was the one that gave them N35,000 for a human head to be used for the money ritual.

“I was called when the guy brought the baba that we killed.

He asked me to hold the legs of the man and the man was slaughtered in alfa’s room.

“After, I was given the head, and I took it home and burnt it to ashes with the intention of using it for money-making rituals.

Here is the ash of the burnt head ( displaying it to newsmen); I wanted to use it for the ritual to better my life,” he confessed.

The third suspect, Alfa, also confessed to being part of those that killed the septuagenarian.

I picked the man from the roadside at Amuloko area of Ibadan.

“I called the two guys that sent me for a human head to come and assist in killing the man; we slaughtered the man in my room,” the alfa confessed.

The state Deputy Commandant, Amotekun Corps, Kazeem Babalola, said that the suspects would be handed over to the police for further investigation and arraignment. 

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EFCC Arrest 31 Suspected ‘Yahoo Boys’ In Benin For Spraying Wads of Naira Notes

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Benin Zonal Command has apprehended alleged online fraudsters who rained stacks of naira notes in front of the Kada Cinema in Benin City, Edo State, in late August.

The suspects were apprehended on Sunday, September 12, after a similar mission at the same location, as seen in a viral video standing on top of their exotic cars and throwing Naira notes into the air.

The EFCC arrested 31 suspected internet fraudsters in total in two separate locations in Benin City sequel to actionable intelligence, according to the Commission.

Those arrested are Essien Sunday, Joseph Nwosu, Samuel Victor, Abdurahman Abudulahi, Uwaifo Destiny, Osaro Osarere, Favour Oleye, Smart Okunvobo, Oduwa Osahon, Osaretin Blessed, Frank Osas, Aisosa Kelly, Richard Ehigie, Destiny Omoru, Jacob Kelvin, Aker Kelly, Promise Godspower, Lucky Dickson and Osamode Efosa.

Others are Osamuyi Aigbe-Egharevba, Ohumumwen Osaremen, Christopher Momodu, Aigbe Destiny, Eti-osa Osamwonyi, Patrick Benson Osaguna, Victor Kenyei, Marvellous Atiti, Gift Ebuehi, Osayi Casmir, Osahenkhoe Godstime, and Paul Okoh.

Items recovered from the suspects at the point of arrest include 13 exotic cars, including Lexus ES 350, Lexus 350, Lexus RX 350, Lexus ES 350, Lexus RX 350, Lexus RX 350, Lexus IS 350, Toyota Venza, Mercedes C300, Mercedes ML350, Range Rover Evoque, GLK 350 4Matic and Toyota Camry. Other items recovered include laptops, phones, documents, and identity cards.

According to the commission the suspects will be arraigned in court as soon as investigations are completed

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Pandemonium In Lagos Community As Sex Worker Killed Trader

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Pandemonium broke out at FESTAC Town in the Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State, as a sex worker Precious killed Sunday Emmanuel, a trader.

It was gathered that the sex worker slit Emmanuel’s stomach with a blade, after which he passed away.

Precious usually visited the spot at odd hours in search of customers.

A car marketer, who identified himself only as Buchi, said in the early hours of  Wednesday, September 1, 2021, an argument ensued between her and Emmanuel.

Buchi added that the argument degenerated into a fight, as Precious brought out a blade and slit the stomach of the 32-year-old.

He said, “After perpetrating the crime, she boarded a motorcycle to escape. The guy who was attacked ran after her, but the injuries made him fall and he died, because his intestines came out.

“People thought she had escaped. But the motorcyclist, who witnessed the attack on Emmanuel, rode her to the FESTAC Police Station and handed her over to a policeman. I don’t know what caused the fight between her and the man.”

The Manager of De Haven Hotel, Lucky, stated that the motorcyclist informed him about the incident.

His words: “After he told me, I stepped out and saw a lot of people at the scene, which is opposite our hotel. The motorcyclist informed me because he knew the police might want to hold the hotel responsible for the death. He also wanted me to ensure that the police treated the case properly.

“When I got to the station, I saw the girl; she is a sex worker, and was not remorseful about what she did. Even when she was handcuffed, she was still not remorseful, until when they were transferring the case and she was told that she might never come back.

“The incident did not happen in the hotel, but opposite the hotel and my only saving grace was the motorcyclist who took her to the station and informed me. I learnt that she was taken to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Yaba.”

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