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An Indian man has been arrested by the Kano State Police Command for allegedly rebranding and storing expired drugs. Packed inside hundreds of cartons, the drugs were stored in a house in the Nassarawa GRA axis of the state. See photos below;

https://www.nationalhelm.co/2017/08/indian-man-arrested-kano-state-allegedly-repackaging-expired-drugs-photos.html
 





South African Police

By Wale Ojetimi
The Nigerian Union in South Africa on Thursday said that another Nigerian, Mr Uchenna Eloh, has been killed in the Western Cape Province of that country.

Kanayo Onwumelu, Chairman, Western Cape chapter of the union, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone from Cape Town that Eloh was strangled to death by South African policemen.
NAN reports that Eloh hailed from Eziagu in Eziagu Local Government Area of Enugu State.
“We want to call the attention of Nigerian Government to the senseless killing of innocent Nigerians by the police in South Africa.

“At about 11.00 a.m. South African time on Wednesday, a Nigerian, Uchenna Emmanuel Eloh, popularly known as “Monkey’’, was killed by a South African police officer.
“He was walking out of his house toward the bus station when a police van stopped to search him, suspecting that he might be in possession of illegal substance.

“Three policemen accosted Eloh, one of them, by the name Williams, held him on the neck suspecting that he swallowed a substance, while another police officer held him by the legs,’’ he said.
The union official alleged that the policemen dragged Eloh on the ground until he started foaming and suffocated to death on the spot.

“This is not the first time such senseless killing of innocent Nigerians was carried out by South African police officers.
“We have reported similar killings to the South African Government and Nigeria High Commission in South Africa and nothing was done to bring the culprits to book.

“We want the Nigerian Government to intervene to stop this brutality against innocent Nigerians and stop killing Nigerians out of hatred, racism or xenophobia,’’ he said.
Ikechukwu Anyene, President of Nigerian Union in South Africa, who also confirmed the incident, called for an end to the incessant killing of Nigerians in South Africa.

“Our government needs to do something urgently to make it clear that Nigerian lives matter.
“We have made suggestions on what can be done, but it is now clear to us that the endless talks cannot yield any positive result,’’ Anyene said.
He said that the union had engaged a lawyer to take up the case against South African Police Service.
“But, this kind of legal service should form part of consular services to provide legal services to victimised Nigerians,’’ Anyene said.

The union said that the police have opened an inquest into the case.
NAN recalls that the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, had in February said that a total 116 Nigerians have been killed in South Africa through
 extrajudicial means in the last two years.
The presidential aide had said during a meeting  with the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Lulu

Louis Mnguni in Abuja that nearly seven in 10 of the killings were carried out by the South African police.

NAN


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By Abiodun Lawal/Abeokuta

The Police in Ogun state on Wednesday arrested a 77-year-old pastor, Samuel Babatunde and two other suspects in connection with the discovery of suspected human parts buried inside a church.
Babatunde is the founder of Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Itedo Isinmi Ayo Parish, Egan Road in Iyana-Iyesi area of Ota in Ado-Odo Ota LGA of Ogun.
The state Police Commissioner, Ahmed Iliyasu, who paraded the pastor in Ota, told reporters that the discovery followed the arrest on Saturday of a suspected serial kidnapper, Jeremiah Adeola.
He said that Adeola, 32, who specialised in kidnapping children, confessed that the pastor of the white garment church was the receiver of the abducted children.
The CP added that a 43-year-old herbalist, Haruna Afolabi, was among the suspects, who allegedly buried the human parts at the entrance of the church.
According to the police boss, operatives attached to the police Area Command in Ota on Sunday received intelligence about Adeola and arrested him.
Iliyasu said: “On the strength of the intelligence, detectives from Ota Area Command were detailed to effect the arrest of the suspect.
“At about 10.20 a.m. of the date, their efforts paid off when the said Jeremiah Adeola was arrested.
“On interrogation, Adeola confessed being a serial kidnapper and mentioned a prophet of a white garment church as the receiver of the kidnapped children.
“Upon interrogation, Adeola was taken to the house/church the said prophet at Iyana-Iyesi Ota, where one Prophet Samuel Babatunde, 77 years, the pastor in charge of the church and one Haruna Afolabi, 42 years, a traditional worshiper, were arrested.
“The floor of the church was dug as described by the first suspect and parts suspected strongly to be human parts were dug out,” Iliyasu said.
The commissioner said the police command would conduct forensic investigation into the case.
He assured that all those found guilty of the crime would be brought to justice, adding that Ogun State would never be a safe haven for criminals.
Speaking in an interview with newsmen, the pastor denied the allegation levelled against him.
Babatunde explained that a pig was buried alive inside the church contrary to claims that human parts were buried there.
He said that he carried out the act in order to bring good fortune, prosperity and comfort to his congregation.
Babatunde said though he met Adeola at a prayer mountain in Ibadan, he never had any dealing with the alleged serial kidnapper, whom he accused of being mentally unstable.
However, Adeola insisted that the pastor was the receiver of some kidnapped children.
He said the cleric paid him N50, 000 each for the two children he supplied to him

Ogun Customs Intercepts Funaab Bus Conveying Indian Hemp
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A bus belonging to the Federal University of Agriculture, FUNNAB, Abeokuta has been intercepted and the driver arrested by operatives of the Nigeria Customs for conveying Indian hemp through a border town in Ogun State
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The Comptroller of the Service, Ogun State Command, Sani Madugu, made this known on Tuesday at a press conference held at command’s headquarters in Abeokuta
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He said the patrol team of Customs intercepted the vehicle and apprehended the driver of the coaster bus with registration number FUNNAB 50 B-100 FG, alongside 211 parcels of cannabis which was made to fit Bible size.
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Mr. Madugu, accompanied by the commander, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, of the state, Bala Fagge, said the suspect, Abolade Bolaji, was caught in Imeko border town, while conveying the illegal drugs into the country
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The Customs boss said the suspect had concealed the parceled cannabis under bags of rice he was transporting
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He added that after a search by the Customs off‎icials, the Indian hemp, neatly wrapped, were discovered
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At the press briefing, the Customs authorities handed over the suspect and exhibits to the NDLEA for further investigation
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Mr. Fagge, while receiving the suspect and exhibits, commended the Customs for the feat
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He said cannabis was now being cultivated in neighbouring countries adding that the haul seized from the suspect weighed 295.4kg
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Meanwhile, the University has said it would not interfere with the ongoing investigation into the matter
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“As a responsible and law-abiding organisation, the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta is committed to upholding all statutory enactments guiding its establishment, subsisting legislation in Ogun State and the nation in general. This uncompromising and non-negotiable stance had always and severally been hammered to bonafide members of staff and students of the University,” the statement read
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It said the school would also carry out an independent investigation
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“Already, the University has put the necessary machinery in place, to carry out proper investigations, to ascertain what actually transpired on the said date on one hand, while law enforcement agents, on the other hand, would be allowed and supported to perform their statutory duties in the overall interest of all citizens,’’ the statement said.

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A Nigerian, simply identified as Anthony I, who sought asylum in Germany under false pretences is on trial in Muenster, Germany  for stabbing and killing his girlfriend earlier this year.
Prosecutors said the 28 year-old Anthony brutally murdered Soopika Paramanathan, a 22-year-old German student known locally as the “Angel of Ahaus” for her volunteer work with refugees.
German police have not released Anthony I.’s full last name. And Anthony in court had kept mute, according to a report by Bild, the German tabloid.
Anthony I. attacked Paramanathan on Feb. 11 after she ended their relationship, prosecutors said, allegedly stabbing her repeatedly with a long-bladed knife in her head, neck and breasts.He was said to have stabbed the lady 22 times.
She sprayed his face with pepper spray in defence and was raced to a local hospital but later died after suffering substantial blood loss.

Anthony I. was stuffing Paramanathan’s body into a large suitcase on the street when witnesses said they spotted him. He escaped from the crime scene and was caught by police in Basel, Switzerland two days later.
Paramanathan’s father, Sivasamboo, said his daughter “felt threatened by him” in the days leading up to the attack and was afraid, according to German tabloid Bild.
The couple met in 2016 at a local refugee home in Ahaus, Germany, where Anthony I. was living and Paramanathan volunteered.
Anthony I. came to Germany in 2015,after spending three years in Italy.

He wrote in his asylum application that he was forced to leave his country in 2012 for being homosexual and he had fought against the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigeria. The application was in the process of being rejected, because it dripped with lies.
He is facing life imprisonment when an expected guilty verdict is handed down on September 20.
Soopika’s lawyer Hans-Peter Maas said; ‘She was a good person. On her birthday she sent gifts to homeless people in Sri Lanka


Global hunt for Nigerian cyber criminal spreading malware globally to steal money. Illustration by Cyber Crime Watch
A Nigerian working alone around Abuja  has stirred a global hunt as he orchestrated numerous malware infection campaigns targeting more than 4,000 organisations globally over the past four months, a cyber security company claimed.

www.Securityweek.com quoting Check Point security researchers said the attacks targeted various companies in industries such as oil & gas, manufacturing, banking, and construction, in an attempt to steal data and commit fraud.
Many of the companies are leading international names and some have had their defenses breached by the attacks, the security researchers reveal.

According to Check Point, at least a dozen companies confirmed they have been infected during the campaign, including a marine and energy solutions company in Croatia, a transportation company in Abu Dhabi, a mining company in Egypt, a construction company in Dubai, an oil & gas firm in Kuwait, and a construction organization in Germany.
Despite the large scale campaign, behind it is not an expert gang of cybercriminals or a nation state actor, but “a relatively unskilled man in his mid-20s, operating from a location near the capital of Nigeria,” Check Point discovered.

Working on his own, the Nigerian  uses fraudulent emails seemingly coming from oil and gas giant Saudi Aramco, the world’s second largest daily oil producer. The phishing messages target financial departments within companies in an attempt to trick employees into revealing company bank details or into opening a malware-infected attachment.

The malware used in these attacks includes NetWire, a remote access Trojan that provides its operator with full control over infected machines, and Hawkeye, a software for logging key strokes (malware already associated with Nigerian cybercriminals). The attacks eventually resulted in a total of 14 successful infections. The cybercriminal ended up earning thousands of dollars in the process, the researchers said.
Despite showing a low level of cyber-skills, using crude and unsophisticated fraudulent emails, with almost no research or social engineering involved in creating them, the attacker was successful in his attempts.

The attacker used generic email titles, phrased as “Dear Sir/Ms,” sent the same email to numerous targets, “all in blind carbon copy, urging victims to send back banking details, perhaps for future scams.” He sent the emails from email addresses sale.cement_till_tw@yahoo.com, and cciticarinternational@yahoo.com.
The fraudster used old, generic and readily available online malware, as well as freeware to ‘scrape’ email addresses from corporate websites and used them as targets for his campaigns.
“The fact that the campaign was still effective, despite using only basic cyber-criminal techniques, highlights just how much of a problem these business email compromise (BEC) attacks have become,” Check Point said.

Since uncovering the campaign and establishing its origins, Check Point’s research team has notified law enforcement authorities in Nigeria and internationally and shared its findings with them.
Checkpoint said the Nigerian in his 20s operates  social media accounts, where you he uses the motto: ‘get rich or die trying’.
His attack campaign uses fraudulent emails which appear to originate from oil and gas giant Saudi Aramco, the world’s second largest daily oil producer, targeting financial staff within companies to trick them into revealing company bank details, or open the email’s malware-infected attachment.
Last year, the FBI revealed that losses caused by BEC scams exceeded $3.1 billion. Victims are estimated to lose between $25,000 and $75,000 on average, per attack. However, it’s not only financial losses that victims should be concerned about, but also the fact that “the malware used by the criminal to infect organizations gives remote control over infected machines, and can perform keylogging functions. This enables harvesting of a variety of information from infected machines, such as details on the companies’ operations, assets and intellectual property.” Such details could be worth much more than the thousands of dollars obtained by fraud, Check Point says.

Another alarming aspect was that some of the targets are energy and infrastructure companies, which the unsophisticated cybercriminal was able to easily breach. Not only was the attacker able to compromise the networks of several large organizations, but he also managed to distribute his malware globally and remain under the radar for a long while.
“This highlights the need for all organizations to improve their security to protect against phishing and business email compromise scams, and to educate their employees to be cautious about opening emails, even from companies or individuals that they recognize,” Check Point said

NAN

ISIS using brutal punishments in desperate bid to secure Syria regime

ISIS are using increasingly brutal punishments as part of a wave of executions carried out in a desperate bid to establish control of their regime in Syria.
The terror group’s new agency Amaq has released a series of pictures showing punishments delivered to civilians living in the eastern province Deir Ezzor which is under their control.
They were released as the jihadists battle Syrian government and Kurdish Arab forces to hold on to the territory and Raqqa further south.
The pictures released by Amaq show a ‘gay man’ being thrown from a roof, a man being lashed for premarital sex, a thief getting his hand cut off and a ‘non-believer’ being shot in the back of the head.
The Human Rights Campaign recently highlighted how ISIS has ISIS has brutalised the people living under its regime.
ISIS using brutal punishments in desperate bid to secure Syria regime

ISIS using brutal punishments in desperate bid to secure Syria regime

ISIS using brutal punishments in desperate bid to secure Syria regime

ISIS using brutal punishments in desperate bid to secure Syria regime

It explains that men have been dragged behind trucks by the neck, burned alive and stoned to death.
A report read: ‘ISIL has unleashed a reign of terror against civilians and vulnerable minorities living in areas it has seized, including barbarous violence against LGBTQ people.
‘ISIL’s extreme ideology is interpreted by its followers to require the death penalty for those who engage in sexual relations outside of heterosexual marriage, including same-sex sexual relations.

The Kano State Police Command has arrested;  one Nuruddeen Abubakar of Unguwa Uku Qtrs, Kano, who was found to have raped his biological 14 years old daughter who survived 3 abortions from him, 25-year-old Musbahu Ibrahim of Zangon Marikita Qtrs for severally raping his cousin sister, and Pastor Samuel John of No. 26 Whether-head, Sabongari, Kano,  for raping 13yrs old twin sisters and their 11yrs younger one, Dahiru Haruna and Hamza Lawan all of Sheka Qtrs Kano, for raping a 9-year-old boy.

The suspects who have all confessed to committing the crime they were arrested for, were arrested for crimes (34 cases) committed from 1st of August to date.

Parading the suspects, the command called on the general public especially parents, guardians, teachers and other stakeholders to take firm stand on the general activities of their wards who always turn out to be victims of such dastardly acts.

Members of the community especially neighbours and relations are also enjoined to keenly and closely look into their neighbourhood with a view to detect any unruly behavior. This is because, the attitudes of some parents, relations and family friends is turning out to be shocking.



By Nabilu Balarabe
Two female hunters in Taraba, Aisha Bakari and Habiba Husseini, on Tuesday said they were ready to assist in flushing out kidnappers from Taraba if engaged by the State Government.
The hunters disclosed this in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jalingo.
They said fighting kidnappers and insurgency required not only force and arms but also indepth knowledge of the conflict terrain and the people around it.

Bakari, who referred to herself as “Queen of Adamawa hunters’’, said her colleagues in the remotest parts of Taraba were ready to fish out notorious kidnappers in the state and hand them over to the security operatives.
“All that is required is for the state government to hold a formal meeting with our group and work out the modalities,’’she said.

She recounted how a team of hunters she led to northern Adamawa recorded success in flushing out Boko Haram insurgents from the area.
She also promised to use the same strategies adopted in that operation in Taraba.
Bakari said hunters had recorded high level of success in the past four years in battles in Gombi, Maiha and Madagali, noting that the success came with a price as many of them also lost their lives in the battle.
“Our people are combat ready to flush out terrorists from Madagali but we are constrained by shortage of arms and vehicles.
“Boko Haram is using sophisticated weapons, but our people lack enough rifles and ammunition to face them,” the hunter said.

She called on governments at all levels to support hunters with weapons and vehicles so as to motivate them to face the insurgents head on.
On her part, Husseini said that female hunters in Taraba played a significant role in the recent liberation of many kidnapped victims from their captors.

“We provide useful information to security operatives. I assure you, we will do more if government engages us.
“All we need is support from government and we will perform wonders,”she said.
Hussaini called on women in the state to summon courage and join the hunters association, saying that women were poorly represented in the war against kidnapping and insurgency.

NAN

Boy awarded $1M in emotional damages after having sex with teacher in her classroom

The family of a schoolboy who had sex with a teacher has been awarded $1million in emotional damages.
That’s on top of the $125,000 they also received from the Oklahoma school district after settling a lawsuit claiming it tried to cover up what had happened.
Former teacher Jennifer Caswell, 31, was sentenced to ten years in prison following revelations she had slept with the 15-year-old in 2015.
At the time, she appeared on Dr Phil and said she felt ‘terrified’ after the encounter and ‘couldn’t believe I’d done something like that’.
Talking about how the incident unfolded, she said: ‘He came in, I was working on things. He kept coming closer to me and I would walk away to another part, another area of the classroom.
Boy awarded $1M in emotional damages after having sex with teacher in her classroom

‘He just walked up to me and kissed me, and it kinda went from there.’
Caswell said the student was in her classroom for around two hours, but the sexual activity lasted around ‘ten to 15 minutes’.
Probed on exactly how the sex happened, she explained: ‘I was walking around the classroom straightening up the desks and, I guess it was standing up. I kept on saying ‘no, no we can’t do this’. I mean, he wasn’t forcing me, I could have easily just walked out of my classroom, but I didn’t. But I was resisting, because I knew it was wrong.’
A lawyer for the victim’s family said he was left traumatized by the incident, reports NewsOK.
Attorney Charles Watts said: ‘The truth is that this has a terrible effect on a child. You can expect in his future life that he will have a hard time with relationships.’
The family laid out a lawsuit in which is accused the school of trying to cover up Caswell’s actions by asking the victim not to talk about what had happened.
 
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A driver, Yinka Adebanjo, has confessed to orchestrating the kidnap of his bosses at Odogunyan, Ikorodu, Lagos State. Adebanjo, aka Esho, was a driver at Mateco Industry West Africa Limited, where the victims, Jamie Larcar and Mario Maglundo (Filipinos) worked.


Adebanjo connived with an herbalist, Ishau Awokoya, and one Seun Ogunjobi, to abduct the expatriates. Members of the 7-man gang, had pretended to be vigilantes guarding some Ikorodu communities against members of the dreaded Badoo cult.


They reportedly laid in ambush for the Filipinos, who were in a Jeep driven by Adebanjo. The compromised driver was ‘ordered’ to disembark from the vehicle as one of his accomplices took over the steering and drove away the victims.

“They took the victims to the herbalist’s house in Iperu-Remo, Ogun State, on July 5, 2017, and kept them for 9 days. The victims were released after collecting the sum of N4m as ransom.

Following their release, a team of the Anti-kidnapping unit of the state police command tracked down the driver to Ikotun, Lagos. He was said to have led the detectives to arrest the herbalist and Ogunjobi.


The suspects were paraded by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni. Charms and other ritual paraphernalia recovered from the suspects were also displayed.

Adebanjo confessed to providing information that led to the abduction of his bosses, adding that he got N400,000 from the N4m ransom.


http://www.naijanewspapers.com.ng/2017/08/company-driver-invites-gang-members-to.html


Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe, has handed herself over to South African Police after allegedly assaulting a woman at a Johannesburg hotel, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula, said on Tuesday.

“She is not under arrest, because she cooperates,’’ Mbalula told the broadcaster eNCA.

The 52-year-old wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is in South Arica to seek medical treatment for an ankle injury sustained in a car accident, the website News24 reported.

The website identified Mugabe’s victim as model Gabriella Engels, 20 Engels told the website she was visiting Mugabe’s two sons at a hotel in Johannesburg’s upmarket Sandton neighbourhood late on Sunday.





“When Grace entered I had no idea who she was. She walked in with an extension cord and just started beating me with it,’’ Engels was quoted as saying.

The model said Mugabe accused her of living with her sons.



Gauteng province’s top security official Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane, said she was “deeply appalled and devastated’’ by reports that “people of Grace’s caliber’’ should exhibit such behaviour.

Nkosi-Malobane’s spokesperson Busaphi Nxumalo, forwarded to dpa photographs of a young woman with a severe head wound, saying she was the one Mugabe had attacked.





Reports said that diplomatic immunity would not protect Mugabe, because she was in South Africa privately.

Mbalula said she would soon appear in court.

Grace Mugabe is tipped as one of the likely successors to her husband, 93, who has ruled the southern African country since 1980. 
 
(dpa/NAN)



Ebubechukwuzo Foundation Visited The Injured Victims Of The Ozubulu Massacre


Ebubechukwuzo Foundation lead by its Founder visited the injured victims of the St Philip Catholic Church Ofufe Amakwa Ozubulu at various hospitals and we thank God that they're recuperating

May the Lord's healing be upon them in Jesus name. Amen
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Mob in Nasarawa

By Isaac Ukpoju
Nasarawa state Police command has arrested two persons in connections with a mob action that led to the death of a soldier, Lance Cpl. Ayuba Ali, on Monday in Akwanga, Nasarawa state.
The command’s spokesman, DSP Kennedy Idirisu, confirmed the arrest to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lafia.

Idirisu said that available information revealed the the victim, who was on pass from Maiduguri, allegedly hit a street hawker at Agwan Affi area of the town while riding on a motorbike.
According to him, the victim, who was in mufti, tried to pacify the hawker and an altercation ensued resulting in irate youth beating him to coma.

Idirisu said the soldier later died at the hospital, while investigation has begun.
He said efforts have been intesified to arrest all the perpetrators of the dastardly act.
Meanwhile, Mr. John Abimiku, an eye witness told NAN that the area has been deserted for fear of the unknown.
“As I speak with you now, about four military trucks are stationed in the area and soldiers are picking up any youth on sight,” Abimiku added.
He claimed that the two persons arrested by the police were amongst those who took the soldier to the hospital after the mob action.

WOMAN SHARES SEX WITH HER TEEN DAUGHTER’S HUSBAND


CYRIACUS IZUEKWE


A man identified as Kingsley married a 17-year old girl (named withheld) who was the daughter of his widowed lover, only for the girl to discover just two days after their marriage took place that her mother had deep intimate relationship her husband.

P.M.EXPRESS reports that not minding the fact that she was already pregnant, the girl parked her property, left her matrimonial home and declared that she was no longer interested in the marriage.

The incident happened at Ogboji town in Orumba Local Government Area but the victim hails from Umuchu in Aguata Local Government Area, all in Anambra State.

P.M.EXPRESS gathered the widow simply known as Jane lost her husband and after mourning him for several years, she decided to find love again and met Kingsley.

However, it was gathered that their relationship was said to be strong to the extent that both families knew about it, even though Kingsley was younger.

It was learnt that the situation changed when Kingsley indicated his interest to marry and have his own family. They agreed that they will keep their relationship intact and Jane suggested that he should marry one of her daughters and he agreed.

According to the victim, “when my mother asked me to marry Kingsley I refused because I knew my mother knew him too well”

She narrated that they had targeted her fertility period and Kingsley arranged with her mom, she was taken to where she was offered drink and that was all she knew as she slept off.

She said when she woke up, she discovered that she was defiled and from that encounter got pregnant.

Her mother then told her that since she was pregnant, Kingsley had to marry her and she was forced to accept. She said their family members were contacted who initially objected but had to consent to her mother’s position without knowing she was already pregnant.

She said her dowry was paid and she went with him but hated both Kingsley and her mother who arranged the whole thing when she was supposed to finish her secondary school.

The victim said when she reflected on what happened, she realised that the whole thing was caused by her mother who she later got to know was sharing Kingsley with her and had to walk out of the marriage.

She told P.M.EXPRESS that once she delivers the baby, she will go back to school to take her WAEC and further her education.

When our reporter contacted the mother on phone, she admitted that she recommended Kingsley to marry her but denied she had any intimacy with him.

P.M.EXPRESS confirmed that Jane and Kingsley’s relationship was well known but could not confirm her daughter’s claim of sharing Kingsley with her.

http://pmexpressng.com/woman-shares-sex-teen-daughters-husband/

Zimbabwe's President Mugabe's wife, Grace Mugabe, has been accused of assaulting a 20-year-old South African model, Gabriella Engels, she found at a hotel in Sandton‚ Johannesburg‚ around 9pm on Sunday night visiting the Zimbabwean president’s two sons.

“We were chilling in a hotel room‚ and they were in the room next door‚” Engels said.

“She came in and started hitting us. The front of my forehead is busted open. I’m a model and I make my money based on my looks‚” she said.

According to Gabriella Engels who suffered gashes to her forehead and scalp, she was beaten with an extension chord alongside her two friends while the two sons ran away and the Mugabe bodyguards looked on.

“What is a girl compared to a woman beating you and 10+ bodyguards standing back‚ leaving her to do this sh*t‚” she tweeted about the incident.

However after she reported the incident to the Police on Sunday Night, she was shown away by the police officer on duty‚ who told her to first seek medical attention.

Gabriella’s mother‚ Debbie‚ said they were going to the police station to open an assault case on Monday.

“When she got home I was already sleeping. She was in so much shock‚ she couldn’t tell me what happened‚” Debbie said.

“I rushed her to the hospital to get stitches and when she eventually calmed down‚ she told me she was assaulted by Mugabe’s wife‚” she said.

Garnet Basson‚ CEO of The Capital hotel group‚ where the alleged assault took place‚ said there was an incident that prompted management to ask guests to leave the hotel, as Zimbabwean news had reported before now that Grace was in South Africa for treatment following a “freak accident” in which she injured her right ankle.

“What happened in the hotel room‚ I don’t have a comment on ... I can’t disclose the name. We did have guests removed from the premises due to a scenario where we thought it was not good for them to stay there.

“It was almost a forceful exit‚ but it wasn’t. It was a decent exit after about a half an hour of discussions.”

Here are more photos and tweets on the incident below;


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A man who was arrested by the police in Niger State for alleged robbery, has denied the crime, saying he was being coerced by the police to make a confessional statement.

25-year-old Kingsley Ibe was arrested by the police Special Anti-Robbery Squad on the allegation that he connived with other hoodlums to rob one Yusuf Isah of Gauraka, Sabo-Wuse council.

The police claimed that Ibe and his gang members carted away Gauraka’s properties including a 49-inch LG television, a 32-inch Panasonic television, four wrist watches, one Techno handset, one Samsung galaxy S3 handset, one Infinix Note 4 phone, jewelry, one Jingcheng motorcycle and N200,000 cash.

But Ibe vehemently denied being a robber, saying he would rather die than admit to a crime he did not commit, insisting that the police knew the real culprits but refused to go after them.

Punchng quoted him as saying: “I don’t know why police are keeping me here. I am not an armed robber and they cannot force me to be one. It is better I die for the offence I committed than to die for what I know nothing about.

I am not a thief and cannot admit to what I knew nothing about. The motorcycle they accused me of stealing was not stolen by me, the police knew where it was coming from."

He revealed that it was because he had no one to speak for him that the police were plotting to implicate him. But the police spokesperson in the state, Comfort Olawumi, said the suspect was sighted by the complainant’s sibling, Usman Ithado, with the stolen motorcycle, adding that he was given a chase before he was apprehended by police operatives.

She added that the police recovered the motorcycle from the suspect, noting that he would be charged to court as soon as investigations were concluded.


Terrorists shoot tourists dead in Burkina Faso

Suspected Islamic extremists opened fire at a Turkish restaurant in the capital of Burkina Faso late Sunday, killing at least 18 people in the second such attack on a restaurant popular with foreigners in the last two years.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the violence, which continued into the early hours Monday. Gunfire could be heard almost seven hours after the attack began.

Communication Minister Remi Dandjinou told journalists that at least 18 people were dead and eight others wounded, according to a provisional toll. He said two of the attackers were also killed.
The victims came from several different nationalities, he said. At least one of the dead was French.
Security forces arrived at the scene with armored vehicles after reports of shots fired near Aziz Istanbul, an upscale restaurant in Ouagadougou. The attack brought back painful memories of the January 2016 attack at another cafe that left 30 people dead.

Police Capt. Guy Ye said three or four assailants had arrived at the Aziz Istanbul restaurant on motorcycles, and then began shooting randomly at the crowds dining Sunday evening.
Burkina Faso, a landlocked nation in West Africa, is one of the poorest countries in the world. It shares a northern border with Mali, which has long battled Islamic extremists.
The three attackers in the 2016 massacre were of foreign origin, according to al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, which claimed responsibility in the aftermath along with the jihadist group known as Al Mourabitoun.

But the terror threat in Burkina Faso is increasingly homegrown, experts say.
The northern border region is now the home of a local preacher, Ibrahim Malam Dicko, who radicalized and has claimed recent deadly attacks against troops and civilians.
His association, Ansarul Islam, is now considered a terrorist group by Burkina Faso’s government.

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Ongoing police investigation of suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans, has revealed that he was also involved in crimes in South Africa, it was gathered yesterday.

That is besides his alleged illegal procurement of a Ghanaian passport that bears his passport photograph but a Ghanaian name.

Police spokesman, Mr. Moshood Jimoh, told The Nation that the investigation has also led to the arrest of more associates of Evans who were found to be probably wealthier and living bigger than him.

Evans is spending his second month in police custody and is expected to be formally charged within the next one month, Jimoh said.

He said:”You may recall that a Federal High Court granted us a three month remand warrant for Evans. We are just into the second month now and before the expiration of the third month, it is expected that we should be taking him to court.

“The little time is to ensure that we conduct a thorough and detailed investigation.
“This is somebody that committed crimes across several states and even went outside Nigeria.

“You may recall that he illegally acquired a Ghanaian passport with a Ghanaian name but with his passport photograph.

“He was also fingered for involvement in other crimes in South Africa and other places. So we need a little time to properly round things up and ensure that he is properly prosecuted because Nigerians will not be happy if we lose such a case in court on the basis of technical matters.”

He said relations of former victims of Evans’ are among those being detained by the police.

They are suspected of giving information about the former kidnap victims to Evans.

He advised the public to be security conscious at all times to avoid falling prey to kidnappers.

His words: “He (Evans) did things with lots of such people and we have lots of suspects who had collaborated with him in one way or the other; we even have other prime suspects apart from those that were arrested with him and paraded.

“In the course of this investigation we have other prime suspects including people who broke away from Evans’ gang to start their own gang – they left Evans to go and do a similar (kidnapping) business.

“Some of the suspects we later picked after detectives’ interactions with Evans are even living larger than Evans.

“We are going to ensure that we don’t make things public until we gather all our evidence towards securing a conviction in court.
“I won’t give you figures but they are many suspects; there are a lot of accomplices, lots of former gang members and lots of other people that have in one way or the other facilitated the offences committed by Evans and others.

“There is a special group of criminal suspects that are referred to as ‘catchers’; in criminal syndicates, they are the people that identify targets and give information about innocent, law-abiding people and more of such suspects are being rounded up.

“Part of our investigation reveals that Evans himself jogs round the estate where he lives every morning and uses that opportunity to assess information on those potential victims that have what they describe as ‘kidnap value’.

“It was after his arrest that some of his surprised neighbours realized that it was this man that used to jog around; that is why security-consciousness necessitates that every citizen should be alert and see things beyond their noses now.

“Sometimes, it is easy to jeopardise your security by being a good Samaritan through acts like offering someone a lift in your car because there are persons who can take advantage of your kind or welcoming nature.

“All citizens equally need to know where potential help can come from in security emergency situations like where police or other security people are located, the right telephone numbers to call and so on.

“The Inspector-General of Police is taking the battle to criminals but maximum security is achieved through the alertness of everybody in the interest of everybody and such attitude goes a long way to prevent many people from becoming victims of crimi

Gunmen on Sunday struck at the Assemblies of God Church on the Oguta road Onitsha , Anambra State killing one policeman and a civilian.

This is coming seven days after gunmen attacked St Philips Catholic Church , Ozubulu and killed no fewer than 13 persons and injured 27.

An eyewitness account told our correspondent that the gunmen had momentarily stopped at the Assemblies of God Church, but on sighting some policemen at the church, opened fire on them .

“ When the firing became too hot, the policemen abandoned their patrol vehicle and ran away for safety .
“ The gunmen moved to their patrol van and took a gun belonging to the policeman they killed .
“ I saw two of the gunmen but I can ’ t say how many they are in number.

Another eyewitness said , “ Gunmen on Okada (motorcycle ) shot a policeman and collected his rifle. They also shot dead an Okada man while escaping, and the passenger he was carrying was injured . The policeman was the one armed among his colleagues ; they were providing security while church service was going on at Assemblies of God Church, Oguta road Onitsha.

The Anambra State Commissioner of Police , Mr Garba Umar confirmed the incident to journalists .

He said it was not an attack on the church, adding “ My men were on patrol near the church when they were attacked by some gunmen. It was not an attack on the church, in the real sense of it ” .

The commissioner confirmed that the hoodlums took away a rifle belonging to the slain cop .
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige had on Saturday said the Federal Government would work out modalities on how to secure places of worship in the country .

Leading a federal government delegation to commiserate with the people of Anambra State on the Ozubulu shooting , Ngige said that had become expedient following incessant attacks on places of worship .

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