Police arrest 44 suspected armed robbers, others in Niger
Niger state Police Command has arrested forty-four suspected armed robbers and others for criminal conspiracy, thuggery and being in possession of dangerous weapons.
All the suspects will be charged with capital offences and without bail conditions for peace to reign in Minna the state capital.
There had been incessant reports of miscreants clashes, thuggery, and pockets of tricycle robberies in parts of the Minna metropolis unabated in the past few months during which some lives and properties had been lost.
Areas mostly affected are Stadium Junction, Limawa, Angwan-Daji, Bosso road, Flamingo junction, Morris junction, and Barkin-Sale and this had been causing public unrest, inflicting serious injuries on victims and dispossessing unsuspecting members of the public of their valuables.
A Statement signed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun and made available to our Correspondent in Minna, the state capital yesterday said the Command had not been resting on its oars towards providing security to the people of the state and promised to do more.
Those arrested according to the Statement are between the ages of 15-25.
Some of the dangerous weapons recovered from the suspects according to the Police include cutlasses, scissors, knives, Swords, Garotte, Sticks, Handset phones, Shisha pipes/Pots, a big saw, scale, an iron bar, a bottle containing illicit drugs, lighter, screwdriver, bunch of keys, and ATM cards.
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All the suspects have been transferred to SCID for discreet investigation and they will be arraigned in court for prosecution with capital offence charges.
Clark blesses Delta LP candidate, Pella
Ahead of Saturday’s governorship election, elder statesman and leader of Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Edwin Clark, has given his blessing to Ken Pella, the candidate of Labour Party (LP) in Delta State.
This happened just as Pela said the chance of LP winning Delta State on Saturday is very bright, adding that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) acted with impunity by not transmitting presidential election results as it is mandated to do.
Clark, who gave his blessing to Pela, when the governorship candidate paid him a courtesy call in Abuja, said: “You will have my blessings and my sons are in the field, whoever follow the process and wins is my governor.
“My hope, whoever becomes the governor of Delta State, my home state, should be a straightforward person, competent, respected and good character, not person that will embezzle our money at the expense of the state. Nothing can prevent me from giving my blessing, so, God will therefore guide you.”
“We urge Lagosians to ignore the threats from the hoodlums and louts on our streets and come out on Saturday to vote out Sanwo-Olu and the APC.”
Buhari Is Nigeria’s Worst President – Rufai Hanga
Rufai Hanga, Senator-Elect, Kano Central, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as the worst president Nigeria has ever had.
He said Buhari is an abject failure, who is incapable. Hanga stated this during an interview on Trust TV’s Daily Politics.
He said, “Buhari was posing himself as a Messiah and unfortunately, but that was untrue. The Trustworthy (Mai Gaskiya) is the best nickname he would like to have, but he is not. Look at what he did, he surrounds himself with people that have fat files with EFCC and those that he used to abuse before.
“Before I believed in Buhari but now I have seen the right thing. I now know better. He is a Total Failure. He will sleep confidently in Daura because he doesn’t know what is happening. He has no capacity. Buhari has no capacity.
“If somebody would perform the way he did, if somebody would take the country to where it is now and continue to advocate that he is the best President Nigeria has ever had… That is what he has been saying himself that he performed more than all the former leaders.
“To me, he is a decimal failure compared to the rest.”
Rejection of old naira notes serious crime – Kwara Gov AbdulRazaq
Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State has warned Nigerians that rejection of the old naira notes constitutes a criminal offence.
AbdulRazaq also advised residents of Kwara State, particularly traders, to accept and spend both the new and old naira notes as both are still legal tenders in Nigeria.
He stated this in a statement issued in Ilorin on Tuesday by his spokesman, Mr Rafiu Ajakaye.
The statement reads in part: “Banks are now officially issuing the old naira notes (including N500 and N1,000).
“This appeal especially goes to our marketers/traders. Further rejection of the old Naira notes is in breach of the Supreme Court judgment.
“Citizens are to note that rejection of the legal tender, such as the old naira note, is a serious crime under our law.”
Gunmen Kidnap Accord’s Rivers Assembly Candidate Ogbonna
The Accord candidate for the Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Constituency 2 in the Rivers State House of Assembly, Chukwudi Ogbonna has been kidnapped by gunmen in the state.
Ogbonna, who was running for office in the rescheduled March 18th election was reportedly dragged out of his vehicle by gunmen on Monday night around the Rumuigbo area of Port Harcourt.
A member of the Ogbonna family, Ifeaka Nwaka who’s a cousin to the candidate, confirmed the incident to journalists on Tuesday.
Reacting to the incident, Police Public Relations Officer of the Command Grace Iringe-Koko said the police are aware of the situation.
“The Commissioner of Police has ordered an investigation into the incident and the results will be made known in due course,” she said.
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