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Today's Headlines: Police Arrest ESN Chief Priest With Charms, Governor Resigns Over Sexual Assault

Police Arrest ESN Chief Priest With Charms

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Police in Imo State has arrested the suspected chief priest of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN), Ikechukwu Umaefulem.

State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Michael Abattam in a statement, noted that Umaefulem is the Chief Priest and spiritual leader of Life Sabbath Synagogue, Amii, Akabo in Ikeduru Local Government Area of the state.

Abattam said a suspect arrested on August 4, 2021, at Okporo, Orlu Local Government Area of the state-led the tactical team of the command to the synagogue where the suspect was arrested.


Governor Resigns Over Sexual Assault

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Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York has resigned following indictment on sexual harassment.

The governor had been under pressure to step down after different women accused him of assaulting them.

He announced his decision to step down after a report from the state’s attorney general documented multiple accusations of sexual harassment against women.


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Benin Republic stopped plane Buhari govt sent to pick Igboho - Falana alleges

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Femi Falana, an activist lawyer, has disclosed that the Benin Republic government refused to put freedom fighter, Sunday Igboho, on a waiting plane after his arrest in the French-speaking country in July.

Falana said the Nigerian government told their Benin Republic counterpart to repatriate Igboho, after his arrest.

The Senior Advocate spoke during an interview on BBC Yoruba on Tuesday.

He noted that the Benin Republic, however, informed the Muhammadu Buhari-led government to understand that obeying the law is sacrosanct to them.


Suspected sea pirates kidnap five people in Rivers

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Suspected sea pirates terrorizing the Bonny-Port Harcourt sea route have abducted five persons on the waterways.

Daily Post gathered that the incident took place in the early hours of Tuesday 10 August 2021.

The suspected sea pirates were said to have ambushed a speed boat travelling to Bonny from Port Harcourt and abducted their targets.

The officer in charge of the Marine Police, Bonny, Solomon Adeniyi who confirmed the incident said the attack has been reported to the marine police in Port Harcourt.


FG summons Indonesian ambassador

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The Federal Government on Tuesday summoned Usra Harahap, the Indonesian ambassador to Nigeria, over the alleged assault on a Nigerian diplomatic agent in Jarkarta, Indonesia.

The minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, who revealed this in a statement said the incident is against international law and the Vienna Conventions governing diplomatic and consular relations between states.

Onyeama said “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is in receipt of a report and has seen a video in circulation regarding an unacceptable incident in Jakarta, Indonesia,” he said.

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