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Fulani Suitor flogged to death in Katsina marriage competition

 

A young man identified as Yari Inusa, has died while competing with another suitor for a lady’s hand in marriage,

The incident recently occurred at Durmin Biri village, in the Kafur Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Police sources said Inusa following injuries he sustained on the head when he engaged in a Fulani traditional game of Sharo with another man, Ahmed Saidu, to determine who would marry the lady.

The traditional game requires two male suitors to bitterly flog themselves for a woman’s hand in marriage. Whoever wins between them will marry the girl.

Inusa had reportedly flogged Saidu without any incident, but tragedy struck when it was the turn of Saidu to flog Inusa. Saidu allegedly hit Inusa on the head, instead of hitting him on the back as the rules of the game dictate.

Inusa was said to have collapsed after he was hit on the head and subsequently died from the incident.

Confirming the incident, the Katsina State Police Command spokesman, DSP Gambo Isah said: “Inusa’s father, Mallam, reported the incident to the police, leading to the arrest of Saidu.”

According to him, Inusa’s corpse had been released to the family and buried according to Islamic rites.

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Biafra: Police, IPOB clash in Anambra leaves one dead

One person was feared dead, yesterday, at Ekwulobia in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State during a clash between security operatives and members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. The heavy presence of security operatives, including the police, the army and the navy, made the people wonder what was amiss, until they learned that the IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, was scheduled to visit the area. Several truck loads of security operatives were sighted at Upper Iweka in Onitsha and were said to be heading to Ekwulobia for reinforcement. Despite the heavy presence of security operatives, the IPOB members were still seen parading major roads in the area, singing and waving Biafra flags. An eye witness said security men confiscated the Biafran flags, caps, shirts and other items being sold by the youths, which apparently angered the IPOB members, who allegedly tried to attack the security operatives. It was at this point, the eye witness said, the police used teargas to disperse them, adding that it was the stampede that led to the death of one person. Though the State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mrs. Nkeiru Nwode, denied the death of any IPOB member, she confirmed that there was presence of security in the area, which was to avoid breach of peace. She said: “The presence of the security men was to secure the place from being attacked by hoodlums. People should not take laws into their hands; the security operatives in Anambra are working day and night to secure the environment and are not ready to allow miscreants take over the society.” While urging the people to go about their normal businesses as Anambra was secure, she insisted that security operatives would not hesitate to deal with anybody or group that tried to cause trouble. Apparently due to the problem, Kanu was not seen in the area as at 4.00 pm, even as the security men were still patrolling the area. Vanguard recalls that it was at the same Ekwulobia that suspected IPOB members tried to disrupt church service while Governor Willie Obiano was worshipping at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in the area. Kanu’ll return to Ekwulobia on Sunday—IPOB Reacting to the clash at Ekwulobia, IPOB described the action as a brutal murder. A statement by the IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, said  the police officers in Anambra State were acting on the orders of the Inspector General of Police. It said despite the intimidation, IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, would be at Ekwulobia on Sunday to condole with the family of yesterday’s victim. He said: “The now seemingly regular deployment of a certain kind of Nigeria Police in Biafranland, especially in Anambra State since the announcement of election boycott in Biafranland starting from the gubernatorial election come November 18 this year is becoming alarming. ”IPOB intelligence unit discovered that those posted to Nigerian Army and Police formations all over Biafranland were ordered to kill as many civilians as possible in the hope of causing chaos in the country. “We want to alert Biafrans, men and women of good conscience across the globe that the Federal Government of Nigeria has decided to kill yet another innocent person in Anambra State, in the name of holy war against IPOB. “It has been reliably gathered also that Hausa- Fulani settlements in Biafraland are awash with police and army uniforms, which makes it possible for Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists to kill with impunity. “There is a disproportionate number of Hausa-Fulani police and army officers in Anambra State and other parts of Biafranland who were posted on a mission to kill innocent Biafrans. “The order to shoot at innocent Biafrans in Ekwulobia today (yesterday) came from authorities in Abuja because there is no justification for the barbaric savagery frequently exhibited by the army and police in Nigeria against the Ekwulobia incident. “The entire police and army personnel in Anambra State today are now staffed and manned by exclusively handpicked by Inspector General of Police and Chief of Army staff. “We are also aware that the new terrorists group posted to Anambra State with the Police and Army uniforms by Nigeria Government is sent to terrorize Biafran population in the hope of intimidating us into silence.

Securiy tension as Badoo kills another 4 in Ikorodu

Suspected members of the dreaded Badoo boys struck, yesterday, at Oke-Ota area of Ikorodu, Lagos, leaving four members of a family dead, with a fifth member undergoing treatment at an undisclosed hospital.

However, the cult group has devised a new method of onslaught, as they no longer leave their weapon of murder at the scene of crime.

Nobody could say the exact time the incident occurred. But residents were said to have been attracted by the victims’ damaged window through which the assailants gained entrance. On close inspection, members of the family were found in pools of their blood.

Confirming the incident, Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Olarinde Famous-Cole, said: “The incident was reported in the early hours of Sunday (yesterday), where Police operatives of the Lagos State Command responded to a distress call at Oke Ota, Ibeshe, Ikorodu area of Lagos State.

“Mobilising to the scene, the Police operatives found it extremely difficult to locate the house, which was situated in a thick forest where it is remotely impossible for anybody to identify a dwelling house.

“On arrival at the scene on foot, the house where a family of five was attacked, was a room and parlour apartment with an opened window. There was no visible form of security.

“It was reported that three died on the spot, one died while receiving treatment at the hospital and the last member is alive and responding to treatment.

“No visible trace of violence or clues linked to the cult group was found. No stone was found at the scene. A case of murder is being investigated by Police detectives, which doesn’t fit into the normal method of the group’s operation.

“The Lagos State Police Command is using this opportunity to call on LCDA, CDA chairmen, traditional rulers, who may be aware of residents staying in isolated areas, which are no longer safe, to report/identify with the Police in order to stop people from dwelling in insecure areas without proper social structures.

“The Command also wishes to inform members of the public to come forward with useful information that will aid the Police and should not resort to jungle justice while investigation is ongoing, so as not to jeopardise investigation that may lead to the arrest of the alleged suspects who are on the Command’s watch list.”

Police, Presidency intimidates 2face to cancel feb 6th mass protest

Image result for 2FaceReport reaching us has it that African Queen singer, 2Face who had planned a peaceful protest scheduled for Monday Feb 6th, has canceled it due to police intimidation and threat to arrest him. He shared a video online, “Dear Nigerians!!! Due to security concerns and public safety consideration. I hereby announce the cancellation of the planned March”.

It must be reported that 2face has been under immense pressure not hold the protest due the perceived negative effect it will have on the president Muhammadu Buhari administration. Again, considering the fact that the president is expected to resume work on the same date that the supposed protest would have taken place. President Buhari supporters had quickly put their own solidarity march on that same day just to cause confusion and mayhem in order to discredit the protest.

 

2face Protest: Police vows to stop Planned Protest, Says ”we will arrest him”

The Nigerian Police, yesterday, said it would not allow the anti-government protest planned by popular music star, Innocent Idibia, (2Face Idibia) to hold in Lagos, just as Ekiti State Governor and Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Governors Forum, Mr Ayodele Fayose; lawyer and human rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa; among other Nigerians, insisted that Nigerians have a right to freedom of expression. The popular Afro-Pop artiste, 2Face Idibia, had earlier in the week, called for the support of his fans and colleagues via his social media platforms to join his march against the crippling economic state of the nation. The protest is slated for February 6, 2017. 2face In a video posted on his Facebook account on Tuesday, 2Face urged Nigerians to come out in a “peaceful and articulate manner” for the march, adding that “the need for urgent solutions to the challenges facing Nigerians has become very clear. Things are not getting better for the majority, we are still where we are, poor and desperate. I will no longer be quiet.” The group coordinating the protest, @EiENigeria, wrote in its Twitter handle: “In view of the latest police update, how do we proceed with the march? Protest continues as planned. #IStandWiithNigeria. Our leaders owe us their ears too and they must hear us. This march is about connecting the government with the citizens.”   We ‘ll arrest him, if… —Police But the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, said the command will not let the protest hold in the metropolis.  Owoseni said intelligence reports indicates that criminals might hijack the process to wreak havoc in Lagos. He said: “Information reaching us revealed that some hoodlums are planning to hijack the peaceful protest and at such, we won’t allow it to hold in Lagos. We know that Tuface does not have the capacity to contain such a crowd and we will not fold our hands and watch while things go out of hand,” Owoseni said. According to him, “no matter how good an intention is, hoodlums would always find a way to harass, rob and attack innocent members of the public who may wish to go about their lawful duties. Owoseni had earlier said, the protest planners have not officially notified the police of their plan, stressing that the police encourage civil society groups to inform the force anytime they want to stage a protest because of their safety and that of others, as hoodlums seize such medium to perpetrate evil. The Police, however, threatened to arrest the singer if he dares hold the protest. Fayose, Adegboruwa react Reacting to Owoseni’s position, Governor Fayose reminded the commissioner that “the duty of the police to secure Nigerians is mandatory, not optional. Therefore, if there is any intelligence report suggesting the possibility of criminals hijacking the process, it is the duty of the police to provide security cover for the protesters.” In a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose noted that the All Progressives Congress, APC-led Federal Government must be made to understand that leadership is about accountability and to be accountable, leaders must listen to public opinion either by civil or peaceful protest.” Fayose continuing, said:  “Court of Appeal affirmed in its judgment in Inspector General of Police Vs All Nigerians Peoples Party that protest or gathering do not require police permit or interference as obtainable in an advanced democracy. “Most importantly, the protest is said to be for and about good governance. So who is afraid of the protest? Who does the police represent or is representing in this issue?” Justifying the protest, the governor said: “Nigerians are hungry and angry, our currency is now above N500 to $1. If Nigerians want to show their anger, no one should prevent them. Nepotism, extra judicial killings, disobedience to court order and human rights abuses must stop. “The conscience is an open wound and the guilty is afraid. If the APC-led Federal Government is now acting as if the protest is against it, it means the federal government has accepted to be guilty as charged. Like I said before, I support the protest. Also, lawyer and human rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa called the bluff of the Police Commissioner, asking him to get a copy of the Nigerian constitution to guide his actions instead of threatening to cut short the wishes of the masses. This is also as Niger Delta ex militants have pledged support to the protest, saying it is the best way to go. The ex militants vowed to heed the 2Face call for peaceful protest if it would call the attention of the government to the plight of Nigerians. Adegboruwa said: “I have read reports credited to the Lagos State Commissioner of Police declaring that the rally slated for Lagos on Monday February 6, 2017, will not hold. I consider this to be an attempt to intimidate those who wish to partake in the rally, otherwise it cannot be a message for us veterans and indeed the deprived, oppressed and hungry people of Nigeria. “For the information of the Police Commissioner, Nigeria is a democratic country governed strictly in accordance with the provisions of the 1999 Constitution. Section 39 of the Constitution grants freedom of expression, including the right to be heard and to disseminate information and ideas. Section 40 grants the right to associate and gather together. Section 38 grants the right to freedom of movement and peaceful assembly. I believe that Mr Fatai Owoseni has a copy of the Constitution, to guide his actions and utterances on this matter, instead of threatening 2Baba and law abiding citizens, who are responsible for his salary.” He reminded Owoseni that the issue of police permit for citizens to gather freely expired with the coming into force of the 1999 Constitution and that hinging on it to deny people right to gather was like going back to the military era of shutting up citizens from legitimate expressions. “I therefore, urge the good people of Nigeria, especially those who reside in Lagos, to join us en mass at Ikeja, for the rally on February 6, 2017. We cannot be intimidated in our own country, by the same people who are paid to protect us. “This is not a rally by miscreants or thugs as to warrant the fears being expressed by the police commissioner. The statutory duty of the police is to offer us protection on Monday and help to maintain orderliness, throughout the period of the rally. So come rain or shine, we shall hold the rally on Monday, as scheduled, because it is illegal for the police to seek to ban a lawful assembly,” Adegboruwa added.

Trending: Seun Egbegbe didn’t steal at Computer Village, former media aid reveals

Though the news has been everywhere that Lagos Socialite, Seun Egbegbe was arrested hours ago at Computer Village over some Iphones.

Rumours has it that Seun, Toyin Aimakhu’s ex-boyfriend, was allegedly arrested at Computer village for allegedly stealing 9 iPhones. According to reports, Seun this morning went into a phone shop pretending that he wanted to buy a phone. He asked the salesgirl to bring out two iPhone 7 and five iPhone 6+. He carried the phones and told the sales representative that he was coming back. He then crossed the road and entered into a waiting taxi.

The sales representative who claimed she was hypnotized, said she came back to her senses and raised an alarm. They chased after Seun and caught up with him. He was beaten up by angry traders and then handed over to the police.

Fujiipop findings later revealed that Seun didn’t steal the phones. A source very close to Egbegbe revealed that the owner of the phones was owing Seun Egbegbe some huge amounts of money.

” The owner of the shop is owing Seun Egbegbe some amount of money. He had given Seun Egbegbe appointment to meet him at Computer Village market this morning over some huge amount of money he is owing him. On arriving there the debtor’s office, he was no where to be found. His colleagues lied that he went out. Seun met only the sales girl in the shop. He pretended that he wanted to buy the phones. And noting that by the time he takes the phones away, the owner of the shop-debtor- will come out where he hides. But the sales girl didn’t know Seun Egbegbe or anything about the issue. At the time Seun arrogantly took the phones away, the sales girl angrily shout thief thief. People came out and started beating Seun in the public. He was later handed over to the Police,” the source said.

 

 

80-year- old woman arrested with dead baby in Lagos

Trending reports have it that , an 80-year-old woman, Kuburat Ayinde, has been arrested by the police after she was caught with a dead baby boy in the Oshodi under bridge area of Lagos State.

The woman had allegedly abducted the baby alive from Abeokuta, Ogun State, and strapped him to her back.

The infant, however, died before she arrived in Lagos. The octogenarian was arrested on Sunday.

It was gathered that Ayinde wanted to board a bus to Ikorodu from Oshodi at about 2pm on Sunday when a commuter noticed that she was fidgety.

The man and other passers-by were said to have asked her about the whereabouts of the baby’s mother, but she could not give a convincing reply.

It was learnt that the baby was discovered to be dead after the octogenarian was forced to remove him from her back.

A witness, Tunde Aruna,revealed that Ayinde would have been mobbed but for her old age and the intervention of some elderly people.

He said, “The woman alighted from a bus en route from Abeokuta and she wanted to board another one to Ikorodu. While she and others were waiting for a bus, a man noticed that she was nervous. He alerted people around the bus stop and they confronted her.

“She was initially reluctant to remove the baby from her back, but people threatened to beat her up. When it was discovered that the baby was dead, she was told to strap him to her back again. Some hoodlums wanted to mob her but some people came to her rescue.”

A commercial driver, Dele Alabi, said the crowd made the suspect move around the area with the boy strapped to her back, adding that she was later handed over to policemen from the Mosafejo division.

“The woman was fortunate that people were able to prevail on the hoodlums. She would have been lynched. I believe she abducted the boy. We want the police to do a thorough investigation and find the mother of the child,” he said.

It was gathered that Ayinde, while on the bus from Abeokuta, had been told to put the baby on her laps so that he could have fresh air.

A trader, Tayo Folawiyo, said, “A lady who boarded the same bus with the woman from Abeokuta told us that she had asked her to remove the boy from her back while they were on the bus, but she refused.”

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said the suspect claimed to be the baby’s grandmother, adding that investigation had commenced into the matter.

She said, “Around 2.30pm, the woman was brought to the station with a dead six-month-old baby, strapped to her back. She claimed to be returning with her dead grandchild from Abeokuta to her base in Ikorodu.

“She claimed the baby died in transit from Abeokuta en route to Lagos and that his mother is mentally unstable. The baby has been deposited in a morgue for autopsy. The case is under investigation.”

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