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Today's Headlines: NSCIA Warns CAN President, Why Ex-Zamfara Governor, Yari Was Detained By EFCC

Sunday Igboho’s Aide Raises Alarm As Gunmen Attack Activist’s Residence.

Olayomi Koiki, Media Aide to Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo well known as Sunday Igboho, has alerted the public that gunmen attacked the residence of the activist in the early hours of Monday.

There were reported sporadic shootings around the Soka, the Ibadan residence of Igboho, as some heavily armed gunmen stormed the area.

9 Wedding Guests Feared Killed In Edo Auto Crash.

Nine persons travelling for a wedding ceremony at Ewato in Esan South-East Local Government Area of Edo State, weekend, lost their lives in an auto accident.

It was gathered that their vehicle had collusion with a cement laden truck at Ekpon junction along the busy Agbor-Ewohimi Road in Igueben Local Government Area.

The bodies of the deceased passengers were said to have been taken to the mortuary while the only survivor, a boy of about 15 years, is said to be in the intensive care of the hospital.

Angry youths from Ewato set the truck ablaze, yesterday, as the driver reportedly ran away immediately after the accident for fear of being lynched.

Confirming the accident, yesterday, Sector Commander of the Federal Roads Safety Commission, FRSC, Henry Benamaisa, said five persons died on the spot while others were rushed to the hospital.

Panic in Imo as gunmen strike again, shoot four motorists.

At least, four motorists have been shot during an armed robbery attack at Orji area of Owerri, the Imo State capital.

The incident happened on Sunday evening and made residents and passersby scamper for safety.

DAILY POST gathered that one of the victims was driving an unmarked security vehicle when the gunmen double-crossed him and shot him on the left shoulder before attacking other vehicles, including commercial motorists.

Eyewitnesses said that the robbers shot sporadically in the air, scaring both residents and policemen at the Orji Divisional Headquarters, along Okigwe road.

Reports said that over five commercial and private vehicles were robbed and dispossessed of their valuables.

Orlando Ikeokwu, the Imo State Police Public Relations Officer said that the victims have been taken to the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri where they are currently receiving treatment.

Why Ex-Zamfara Governor, Yari Was Detained By EFCC.

The former Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, was on Tuesday detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over alleged illegal financial dealings and misappropriation of funds.

Yari who was once the former Chairman of the Nigerian Governors' Forum was arrested by the anti-graft agency and taken to the Sokoto office of the commission where he was questioned for hours.

The former Governor was first questioned by the commission in February 2021, while the Federal High Court in Abuja, ordered the final forfeiture of funds belonging to Yari domiciled in Zenith and Polaris Banks.

The judgment followed investigations that Yari had suspicious monies stuffed in his bank accounts including the sum of $56,056.75 reportedly lodged in his account with Polaris Bank; N12.9m, N11.2m, $303m, N217,388.04, and $311.8m said to be kept in different Zenith Bank accounts in the name of the ex-governor and his companies.

The spokesman of EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, last Tuesday confirmed the detention of Yari, noting that he was questioned for at least seven hours before he was detained.

According to SaharaReporters, Yari was detained due to the continued investigation of the case which was opened in February 2021 centring around over N300 billion he attempted to move from a corporate account linked to him in a commercial bank.

NSCIA Warns CAN President.

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, has issued strong warning to the President of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Rev. Samson Ayokunle over his call that the Department of State Services, DSS, should probe alleged link of embattled Minister of Communications and Digital, Isa Pantami, to terrorism.

The group, led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Saad Abubakar, said this in a statement by its Deputy Secretary General, Prof. Salisu Shehu, late Sunday.

The group also put up a strong support for the Minister, describing criticism against his alleged link to terrorism as attempt to tarnish the image of Islam.

NSCIA accused the CAN President of jumping into the ‘frontline of the unreasonable’ ones who have been criticising Pantami since controversies over the Minister’s alleged endorsement of terrorist activities became public.

The apex Islamic group in Nigeria added that the CAN President was ‘obviously driven by prejudice’ in asking the DSS to go after Pantami and ‘did not take into consideration the Minister’s very clear achievements on contributing to the development of Nigeria and indeed to nation-building and peace-making’ in making the call

It also accused Ayokunle of neglecting the cordial relationship and mutual understanding and trust that exist between Christian and Muslim leaders in the Nigerian Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) to join in what it described as barrages and deluge of lies, fabrications and smear campaigns being churned out against Pantami.

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