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News Headlines: Ghana Cedi Rated "Best" Currency In Africa For 2021 Q1, Gunmen Set Owerri Prison On Fire

Ghana Cedi Rated "Best" Currency In Africa For 2021 Q1

Ghana's local currency has ended the first quarter of 2021 on a high note with a year-to-date appreciation of 0.6 per cent to the US dollar.

This means the Ghanaian cedi has outperformed some other prevalent 15 currencies in Africa, making it the best performing currency. These include the Egyptian pound, Nigerian naira and the South African rand, Ghanaweb reports.

NDLEA Nabs Trafficker With N564m Heroin At Abuja Airport

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Sunday arrested a drug trafficker, Goodluck Igbineweka Odeh, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja (NAIA), Abuja, with 2kg of heroin, which has a street value of N564m, concealed in the lining of his suitcase.

The 40-year-old suspect from Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of Edo State was arrested at the departure lounge of the Abuja airport during an outward clearance of Ethiopian aircraft 911enroute Abuja-Addis Ababa-Italy.

Many Prisoners Escape As Gunmen Set Owerri Prison On Fire

Gunmen in the early hours of Monday set the correctional facility in Owerri, the Imo State capital, on fire.

Amnesty International said over the weekend that Owerri Correctional Centre had 2,156 inmates against its installed capacity of 548 people.

‘Serial killer’ Nabbed For Death of Policeman, Others In Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested suspected most wanted serial killer Segun Agodo at the Ikorodu area of the state.

The suspect was arrested Easter Sunday by detectives attached to Sagamu Road Division, led by the Divisional Police Officer, Sagamu Road for multiple killings, including the death of a policeman.

In a Statement by Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, he stated that: ”Segun, a senior member of Eye Confraternity, had been on the run for a while since he got the wind that he had been declared wanted by the police for his atrocities in Ikorodu area of the state. But he was sighted in Ikorodu today, April 4, while the DPO Sagamu Road Division and his men were on Surveillance patrol around Ikorodu.

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