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Gunmen Kills Vigilante At The Isoko Bye Election, Delta State



Gunmen Kills Vigilante At The Isoko Bye Election, Delta State

Gunmen allegedly shot a local vigilante dead at Saturday’s Isoko South Local Government Area Constituency I bye-election for the Delta House of Assembly.

An acting police spokesman in Delta, DSP Bright Edafe confirmed the development to newsmen in Warri.

Edafe, who did not explain how the incident happened, said the dead must have been hit by a stray bullet.

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An eyewitness said that the incident happened at about 3:15 p.m at Irri Ward 10, Unit 5, adding that the hoodlums were probably on a mission to snatch thumb-printed ballot papers used for the election.

“The hoodlums armed with sophisticated weapons shot sporadically into the air to scare away voters before one of them shot at the victim for a reason that could yet be ascertained,’’ he said.

There was an impressive turnout of voters at the bye-election.

The distribution of election materials from the Registration Area Centres (RACs) to the various collation centers and polling units began in good time.

Electors who included youths and elders flooded their respective polling units to exercise their franchise.

The bye-election was to fill the seat occupied by late Mr. Kenneth Ogba until June.

NAN also reports that there was impressive compliance to the restriction of movement order by the Commissioner of Police, Delta Command, Mr. Ari Ali.

There were few vehicles particularly those on essential duties on the roads while security personnel manned strategic locations, polling units, and hot spots.

Mr. Monday Efe, an elector at Oleh, headquarters of Isoko South said INEC began the movement of materials at about 3 p.m. on Friday.

The Presiding Officer at Unit 16, Mercy Akeredolu, said that the early arrival of materials informed the smooth exercise, adding that accreditation started at exactly 8.30 a.m. at her unit.

Also, Mr. Goddy Igorigo, an elector at Irri Unit 14, Ward 11, lauded INEC on the early distribution of voting materials.

Mr. Constantine Ikpokpo, a former Chairman of Isoko South Local Government Council and Director-General, PDP Campaign Organisation in Isoko South Constituency One, described the performance of INEC as “impressive and exceptional’’.

Ikpokpo who spoke shortly after casting his vote also commended INEC on the early arrival of materials.

“INEC has tried two things differently; firstly, materials arrived two days before the election

“The only hiccup I am getting right now from some units is that the machines are not working.

“I am sure that the situation will be rectified as soon as possible,’’ Ikpokpo said.

Mr. Ross Uredi at Irri Unit 6, Ward 11 applauded the turnout of voters and the general conduct of the election.

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



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

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



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



Pandemonium In Lagos Community As Sex Worker Killed Trader

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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