Kidnappers Kill Lautech Student After Payment Of Ransom.
The abducted student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso in Oyo State, Rachael Opadele; a Hotelier, Mr Olugbenga Owolabi and one other, have been killed by their abductors. Opadele, who was working with the hotelier (Owolabi), due to the ongoing nationwide strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), were abducted on Friday in Ogbomoso.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered on Wednesday that the victims were reportedly shot dead on Tuesday evening by the kidnappers after collecting N5 million as ransom.
Court removes LP gov candidate in Ebonyi
The Federal High Court sitting in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, on Wednesday, upheld the Labour Party primary of June 9 that produced Mr Splendour Eze as the governorship candidate of the party in the state. The court also nullified the primary held on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, which produced Edward Nkwegu as another governorship candidate of the party in the state, saying it was illegal.
Justice Fatun Riman, in his ruling, said the party primary held earlier in June was still authentic as the candidate, Mr Eze, has not withdrawn from the race.
EFCC declares Mompha wanted
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has declared Nigeria’s popular Instagram celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, aka Mompha, wanted.
It urged Nigerians with information on Mompha’s whereabouts to speak up or contact the nearest police station. The anti-graft agency disclosed this via its Twitter handle on Wednesday.
FEC Approves $2.59bn For Badagry Seaport
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved 2.59 billion dollars for the development of Badagry Deep Seaport in Lagos State.
The council also approved N2.6 billion for the procurement of utility vehicles and gadgets for security agencies operating in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
17 suspected internet fraudsters arrested in Lagos
Operatives of the Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested 17 suspected internet fraudsters. EFCC’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren on Wednesday, disclosed that the suspects were arrested in a sting operation at Kay-Farm Estate, Ishaga axis of Lagos State following credible intelligence on the activities of members of an Organised Cybercrime Syndicate Network who are into internet fraud.
Police Raid Abandoned Buildings in Abuja.
Police in the Federal Capital Territory have commenced raids on untended bushes and abandoned structures within the city centres and suburbs. Police spokesperson Josephine Adeh disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.
While debunking reports about the existence of kidnappers’ hideout within the FCT, she said residents will in the coming days witness heavy visibility policing.
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