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Police confirm arrest of kidnap gang in Abia

The Abia State Police Command, on Monday, said it had arrested some members of a kidnap gang terrorising Aba and its environs.

The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Eneh Okon, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in phone interview that the suspects were in police custody in Aba.

Okon said the gang had been terrorising residents of Aba and environs in the past few weeks and were on police wanted list for their criminal activities.

He said that men of the Ndiegoro Police Division arrested them at Ebemma Street, Off Ogbor Hill, Aba North Local Government Area at the weekend, following intelligence report.

The police boss said that the suspects had been giving useful information since their arrest, stressing that investigation into the matter was still ongoing.

A police source said that the leader of the gang, popularly known as Capo (AlCapone), was arrested with four other members at the weekend.

The source said that the police had launched manhunt for other members, who were said to be at large.

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EFCC arrests seven ‘Yahoo boys’ in Ilorin [PHOTO]

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ilorin Zonal Office, on Tuesday arrested seven persons for offences bordering on internet fraud and other fraud-related crimes.

The first four among the suspects, namely: Kayode Obanewo a.k.a Samantha James, Muhammed Ademola a.ka Catherine Smith, Yusuf Rasheed a.k.a Rebecca Moore and Apata Oluwakayode a.k.a Hanna Cole, were arrested on June 11, 2019 at Mandate Estate Phase 2, behind Irewolede area of Ilorin following intelligence reports.

Obanewo, during interrogation from officers of the Commission, confessed to engaging in ‘Yahoo’.

According to him, “I was arrested at Mandate Estate Phase 2, but before the day of my arrest, I met a friend who introduced me to internet fraud. He gave me a laptop which was the reason behind my arrest. I saw one email address on the laptop and started using it to chat with some people at night when I come back from work.”

The Commission also arrested three other persons for similar offences in Agric Estate, Ilorin.

They are: Olorunwa Okikiola, Olurunfemi Olamide, and Ogungbemi Sogo.

Items recovered from the suspects include: laptops, phones and sim cards of different network providers among others.

The anti-graft agency stated that the suspects will soon be charged to court.

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Fani-Kayode reacts to kidnapping of Buhari minister’s son in Oyo

Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation minister, has reacted to the abduction of the son of ex-Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, Dayo by unknown gunmen.

Dayo was waylaid at gunpoint in his farm at Iroko, near Fiditi in Afijio Local Government Area of Oyo State at about 6pm.

Although there were some staff with Dayo, the abductors took him away to an unknown destination.

A source was quoted as saying: ” The villagers were alerted by the staff who survived the ordeal. Local hunters were mobilised by the Oniroko of Iroko.

“The hunters were said to have located the car of the abductors along the road to Iware village near Iroko.

“But they are yet to locate Dayo’s whereabouts. It was suspected that the kidnappers might have changed their vehicle following persistent announcement on radio after Oniroko had raised the alarm on air.”

Reacting, Fani-Kayode prayed for the release of Dayo and others abducted across the country.

In a tweet, Fani-Kayode wrote: “My heart goes out to the Buhari’s Minister of Health Professor Isaac Adewole whose son, Dayo, has been kidnapped at gun point on his Ibadan farm. My prayers are with him and all the other victims of kidnap in our country.”

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300-level UNIBEN student commits suicide ‘over breakup with boyfriend’

The corpse of Miss Christabell Omoremime Buoro, aged 21, a 300-level student of the department of Medical Laboratory student, University of Benin (UNIBEN), was on Tuesday evening discovered in her hostel flat at Plot 4 Uwaifo lane, Newton street, Ekosodin area, behind the university fence.

A source in the compound (name withheld) told DAILY POST, that the dead body of Miss Christabell was discovered after she allegedly took some deadly substance to end her life. It was gathered that the undergraduate linked her suicide to her breakup with her boyfriend.

The source disclosed that an empty sachet of Klin detergent was found in the spot where she took her life.

According to him, “A small girl of that age will take her life all because of one boy. The policemen that came to evacuate the body were very angry after reading out laud the note she dropped.

“Thank God that she even dropped a note, if not the roommates would have been in hot soup, because investigation would have began from that point.”

Meanwhile, police officers at the Ugbowo police station have invited the two person for questioning over the content of the letter.

Rumour circulated yesterday that Christabel mixed the deadly insecticide, popularly called Sniper with Sprite drink, and reportedly left a suicide note where she stated that she was about taking her life because the guy she loved didn’t love her in return after her boyfriend broke up with her.

When contacted on the phone, the university PRO, Mr Michael Osasuyi, told DAILY POST exclusively that the institution is waiting for a detailed briefing concerning what really happened since the incident did not happen within the school premises.

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