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Police kill 6 suspected kidnappers in Rivers

Rivers Police Command says it has killed six alleged kidnap suspects in shootout with the police.

Mr Usman Belele, the State Police Commissioner, said this in Port Harcourt on Friday at a news conference.

The CP said his men had stormed their hideout at Eneka in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers.

He said on sighting the police, the suspects allegedly opened fire and wounded two police officers.

Belel said when his officers returned fire, five gang members were “fatally wounded.”

According to him, they were taken to University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UTPH) but were confirmed dead by a medical doctor.

The CP also disclosed that one Ntuariuwa a.k.a “change the world”, a notorious kidnapper on police wanted list, was also “fatally” wounded and killed in a shootout with the police, bringing the number of killed alleged kidnappers to six.

In another development, the command also arrested 20 suspected criminals in connection with various offences.

According the commissioner, 12 of the suspects were arrested in connection with alleged cult activities, four for alleged kidnapping and another four for alleged robbery.

He said the command foiled two robbery attempts, recovered three AK47 assault rifles and five locally made pistols.

Others included three pump action guns, eight machetes, five magazines, 60 ammunition and 40 cartridges.

The CP said the feat was recorded in May, adding that the command would make Rivers uncomfortable for criminals.

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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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