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Security guard in court over theft of tools worth N3.8m

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A Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, on Thursday, remanded a security guard over stealing of printing machine parts worth N3.8 million.

Harrison Lar, who resides at Ketu area of Lagos, was charged with two-count of conspiracy and stealing of printing machine parts that was put in his care. He, however, pleaded guilty as charged.

Chief Magistrate Oluwatoyin Oghere ordered that Lar, 47, be kept at the Ikoyi Prisons, Lagos, pending the review of the facts of the case and sentencing.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Modupe Olaluwoye, told the court that the defendant committed the offences sometime in April, at Bailey Street in Shomolu area of Yaba, Lagos.

Olaluwoye, however, added that, “Mr Olusegun Oladogba, bought a Heidelberg speed printing machine and contracted a security company to protect the machine pending when he would install it.

”She said that the defendant, who was posted by the security company to protect the machine, stole the machine parts and a 15amps electrical appliance valued at N5,000.

“My Lord, during investigation, the defendant confessed to the theft of the machine parts and sold them.

“They were not stolen in a day, it was over a period of four weeks; we are, however, yet to recover them.”

She said that the offences contravened Sections 412 and 287 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2011, NAN reports.

The case was adjourned until July 31.

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Kogi decides: ‘This is helicopter election’ – Senator Dino Melaye rejects result, reveals how APC rigged

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Dino Melaye, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Kogi West Senatorial candidate, has described Saturday’s election as an ‘helicopter election.’

The lawmaker who spoke to Channels TV, said the result released by INEC is ‘fictitious.

Rejecting the results of the election, Melaye added that the election was marred by massive violence and rigging.

He said, “The innovation is that what we had is what I have christened ‘Helicopter election’. For the first time, rigging has been advanced to the level that now the use of a helicopter in perpetuating this electoral atrocity manifested yesterday.

“Helicopter hovering around Polling units in Lokoja, dropping bullets on innocent, harmless citizens and electorate; and as I speak, yesterday, teargas being fired from this helicopter.

“Despite the fact that this helicopter was used in harassing, intimidating and firing innocent electorates, the votes of those places were carted away and taken to the government house, stuffed and brought back to the collation centre and they have been accepted and admitted and collation is ongoing.

“They brought mayhem on my own community and even killed my nephew, we are waiting to see what INEC will do, but I reject in totality, this fictitious result and I want to say that all these are not about the election, it is about Dino Melaye.”

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Three kidnap victims kill suspected kidnapper in Delta community, drown him in river

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Three kidnapped victims, in their bid to escape, have allegedly killed a suspected kidnapper in Oviri-Okpe Community in Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State.

The victims soaked the deceased kidnapper in a small river inside a bush, a den where they had taken them to.

Four other members of the kidnap gang scampered for safety as they sensed danger.

The incident occurred on Thursday, AREWA.NG, reports.

It was learnt that the deceased kidnapper and four of his gang had kidnapped four victims (names withheld) and had taken them into the bush where they tied them.

Later, four members of the kidnap gang took one of the victims along with them to negotiate a ten million naira ransom with the families of the catch, leaving the deceased behind with the victims.

One of the victims begged the deceased kidnapper for food and he obliged unknown to him that they (victims) had set themselves loose from the ropes with which they were tied.

As the deceased kidnapper was serving the food, the three victims grabbed and beat the hell out of him before they soaked him in a small river in the bush.

The three victims later went to the Orerokpe Police Station to incident the matter in line with the law.

Immediately, the Police swung into action, called the leaders of the Community to identify the corpse, before they evacuated the remains and deposited same at the morgue in the area.

When contacted for comments, the Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Adeyinka Adeleke confirmed the report in a telephone chat with DAILY POST correspondent in Warri saying, “It’s true and they killed him.”

Adeleke, however, noted that, “They (victims) are not the offenders.”

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PDP should not cause violence in Kogi – APC Campaign Council

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The Bello/Onoja Governorship Campaign Council has called on the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to shelve its plans of causing violence and spreading falsehood.

It urged the opposition party to await the conclusion of the entire process that has been “free, fair and peaceful”.

APC stated this in a statement signed by the Chairman of the Media and Publicity Committee Of the Campaign Council, Kingsley Fanwo.

“We have a credible intelligence that the leadership of the People’s Democratic Party has directed the National Publicity Secretary Of the Party, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan To quickly address a press conference to condemn an ongoing process that has been adjudged free, fair, credible and peaceful just because they are seeing the handwriting of people’s rejection on the wall.

“The pockets of crisis during the election were caused by the stand of the people against the rigging machinations of the PDP. Mr Ologbondiyan was caught in the same satanic plan as he has been alleged to have carried ballot boxes and papers to his private residence, a situation that was staunchly resisted by the people of his Ward who insisted on the power of the ballot.

“How will such a person garner enough moral strength to address a press conference to condemn a largely credible process? He and other PDP leaders should accept the verdict the people and clean their names in the face of heavy accusations against them.

“We commend the Independent National Electoral Commission and Security agencies for their excellent performance in ensuring fair conduct.

“To the PDP, they should prepare for future elections with seriousness and stop claiming ‘danger to democracy’ when things don’t go their way. We also congratulate Kogites for coming out enmasse on Saturday to elect their next Governor,” he said.

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