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Breaking : Troops arrest Boko Haram’s sponsor

The Nigerian army on Tuesday said it has arrested an alleged financier of the dreaded Boko Haram sect.  According to (@DefenceInfoNG DEFENCE HQ NIGERIA on twitter ” Troops of 112 Battalion & Special Forces in Mafa & Dikwa on a joint patrol raided a BH camp at Bulungwa Naibe in Dikwa LGA of Borno State.

One Buffalo vehicle mounted with an Anti-Aircraft Gun, a RPG, 2 Machine Guns and 1 Sub-machine Gun 5 AK-47 rifles, were recovered .   Mohammed Maina, a suspected BH financier & stimulant dealer was arrested in Bama with   One M Naira cash & other items.

He gathers money & other materials from BH sympathizers along that axis and sends to the terrorists camps.  ”

Troops arrest Boko Haram’s financier

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A statement by army spokesman Colonel Sani Usman said: “the suspect a native of Ngurosoye came from Shuari village in Bama LGA, he was arrested with the sum of One Million Naira cash and some items.”

Usman stated that investigation revealed Mohammed supplies them Kolanuts and other items especially stimulants.

“He further revealed that kolanuts is in high demand among the terrorists as it keeps them active at night,”the army statement said.

Usman noted that: “It is apparent also that he plies Maiduguri-Dikwa-Kulli axis where he gathers monetary and other materials contributions from Boko Haram sympathizers along that axis and send same to the terrorists camps.”

He also said troops of 112 Battalion and Special Forces in Mafa and Dikwa respectively on a joint fighting patrol raided a Boko Haram camp at Bulungwa Naibe in Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State yesterday.

Usman added that during the operation; “quite a number of the Boko Haram terrorists were killed and some items were recovered.”

They include: 1 Buffalo vehicle mounted with an Anti-Aircraft Gun, a Rocket Propelled Grenade, 2 Machine Guns and 1 Sub-machine Gun.

Others are: 5 AK-47 rifles, 1 Fabrique Nationale rifle and 2 Sewing Machines used for sewing uniforms by the terrorists, the army statement said.

See faces of Boko Haram members behind Abuja explosions

Following last Friday’s multiple suicide bombings in Nyanya and Kuje areas of Abuja, which left 18 people dead and 45 injured, Boko Haram militants, claiming loyalty to Islamic State (Isis), in a statement, yesterday on Twitter, said they were behind the bombings.

Recall that sometime in March 2015, Boko Haram renamed itself Islamic State’s West Africa Province (Iswap). The leader of Isis, a militant group that controls parts of Syria and Iraq, however accepted the pledge of allegiance from Boko Haram, in May 2015.

Eventhough, the authenticity of the statement, which issued under the name Iswap, could not be verified, the group released the photos of three male suicide bombers who it said were behind Friday’s deadly attacks.

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Boko Haram claims these were the suicide bombers behind Abuja explosions on Friday, October 2, 2015.
Boko Haram claims these were the suicide bombers behind Abuja explosions on Friday, October 2, 2015.

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Nigerian Man Brings Out Manhood On London Train, Releases Sperm On Passenger

A Nigerian man was apprehended and charged with s*xual assault after pulling down his pants, bringing out his joystick, self servicing and releasing sperm on a woman, police in the United Kingdom said. The 32-year-old man identifed as Peter Fabiyi has been sentenced to serve 4 years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of s*xual assault.


According to the Bullet Gist, Fabiyi stood directly in front of the 20-year-old victim on the train before pulling down his pants and self servicing with vigor.

Fabiyi released his sperm on the woman who then fled to the next car and reported the assault to another passenger who called the police. Fabiyi was identified and caught after police reviewed surveillance videos of the train.  In addition to the prison sentence, Fabiyi has been banned from approaching women traveling alone in trains except for transportation employees.

I murdered my father for scolding me ─ Son

Thirty-five-year-old Nelson, who stabbed his father, Sunday Oamen, to death, in Abesan Estate, in the Ipaja area of Lagos State, has said he did it because his father always scolded him.

Oamen, who is currently being detained at the State Department of Criminal Investigation, Yaba, told PUNCH Metro on Wednesday that he had smoked four wraps of Indian hemp before committing the crime.

He faulted his parents for not giving him enough training, adding that he hated them for always talking down on him.

Our correspondent had reported last week Monday that Nelson, a suspected drug addict, stabbed his 75-year-old father to death on Friday, September 23.

It was reported that the deceased, a retired worker in a company in the Apapa area of the state, was battling with stroke and always stayed indoors at the time of the incident.

Nelson was reported to have sneaked into the house and stabbed his father to death with a broken bottle.

He was said to have covered his corpse with a blanket and fled the house.

Residents told our correspondent that the suspect, who always fomented trouble in the community, escaped with the heart of his father.

On Wednesday, our correspondent reported that the suspect voluntarily turned himself in to the police.

During a chat with PUNCH Metro, Nelson said he surrendered himself to the police because he lost his peace after killing his father.

The Edo State indigene said he had always fought with his father before things went awry on the fateful day.

He said, “I am the fourth child in a family of eight children. I have had several fights with my dad in the past. There was a time I confronted him that I had been going through a lot of challenges in life and I needed help, but he said I should sit at home and he would be feeding me. I was angry because he wanted me to be dependent on him and I needed to fend for myself.

“My parents knew that I smoke hemp and it sometimes affected my behaviour. They asked me to quit it, and I did for some time. People advised them to take me for medical care, but they said they did not have the money.

“I became addicted to hemp about six months ago. On Thursday night, a day preceding the incident, I had gone to a joint where I smoked four wraps of hemp. I bought each for N50.

“On Friday, around 11am, I was sitting outside the house when I started feeling restless and a spirit told me to go inside and kill my father. I went in through the window and when I got to where he was lying, I stabbed him in the neck and chest.”

He said after committing the act, he ran away because he was overcome with guilt.

Nelson, who dropped out of primary school, denied removing his father’s heart, adding that after killing his father, his eyes became opened.

“The spirit that pushed me to kill my father began to tell me that I will not have rest until I report myself to the police. When I could no longer bear it, I decided to report to the police.

“It is not my fault. Whenever I talk to my parents, they always scolded me. And sometimes, I felt they were not my parents. I killed my father because he always chastised me and because I lost control of my senses.

“If I get out of this mess, I will surrender my life to Jesus. But if not, I resign myself to fate,” he added.

Our correspondent learnt that the police would soon charge the suspect to court for the offence.

But a police source said the suspect’s family was becoming hesitant in giving their full support to the prosecution.

He said, “Some members of the family want him to face the consequence of his action, but they are also considering the implication on their mother who had become old and might not want to suffer double tragedies.

“However, the police will prosecute him. It is a straightforward murder case.”

Man, 88, faces trial over N100m Lekki land fraud

Pa Adeola Ajidahun (in blue buba) at Igbosere court.
Pa Adeola Ajidahun (in blue buba) at Igbosere court.
For allegedly defrauding more than 15 victims of over N100m in land scam in Lekki Resettlement Schemes in Eti-Osa Local Government Area, an 88-year-old man has been arrested and charged before Igbosere Magistrates’ Court with fraud in Lagos State, western Nigeria.

The Octogenarian, Pa Adeola Ajidahun, was again arrested after he allegedly defrauded Kehinde Ola to the tune of N30 m under the false pretence of selling some plots of land at the same resettlement in Lagos.

After he was charged to court, the Ekiti-born Ajidahun was remanded in prison custody at Ikoyi pending when he will perfect his bail.

Ajidahun, who resides at 89, Karimu Laka street, Egbeda area of Lagos, allegedly defrauded Ola after he convinced him that the Lagos State government allocated some plots of land to him to sell in the area.

He allegedly brandished fake documents to convince Ola and later took him to the area in Lekki with his agent, Felix Olu Fadare, and showed him the parcels of land.

Ola, who did not suspect any foul play, paid for the land through his bank.

Unknown to Ola, the land Ajidahun sold to him belonged to another family in the area.

P.M.NEWS also gathered that Ola was not the only person Ajidahun allegedly defrauded over the land. Another victim, Tony Ezeoke, also lost over N10 million on the same land.

He sold Ezeoke the land marked by the state government as road leading to the area.

When Ola discovered the fraud, he petitioned Anti-Special Fraud Unit, SFU, and Ajidahun was arrested and investigated.

During the investigation, the police discovered that he had defrauded many other victims and was using an estate agent identified as Felix Olu Fadare, who is now at large, to defraud victims.

Ajidahun was charged with conspiracy, obtaining under false pretence and stealing under the Criminal Code.

The prosecutor, Mr Boniface Asogwara alleged that Ajidahun conspired and obtained the money from Ola under the false pretence of selling plots of land at Lekki in Eti-Osa Local Government, Lagos.

During the arraignment, it was discovered that other victims were also duped by Ajidahun who was in court.

The presiding Magistrate, Mrs. O. O. Oshin granted him bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The court also ordered that one of the sureties must be a civil servant of level 16 and must show evident of tax clearance for three years.

He was remanded after his relations did not show up to perfect his bail condition.

The matter has been adjourned till October following the transfer of Oshin.

Oshiomhole’s driver arrested for burglary in Edo

Eagle-eyed security operatives attached to the Edo State Government House Friday night foiled an attempt by one of the drivers in the convoy of the State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, to break into the Accounts Section of the Government House.
The security operatives who were on routine check were said to have noticed the suspect cutting off protectors in the accounts office. But on sighting the operatives, the suspected thief tried to escape, unknown to him that he had already been identified by the security men who followed him up and apprehended him.

He was promptly handed over to police at the Aideyan Police Station in Benin.

A top security source in Government House who disclosed how the incident happened, said “policemen were going on routine duty and noticed somebody attempting to break into the account office and foiled the attempt.

“I am very proud of my men”, the source said, adding that a discreet investigation would be carried out to
ascertain whether the driver acted alone or in concert with others.

Confirming the incident, Edo State Police Command spokesman, DSP Stephen Onwuchei, said “there was a report of such nature. It is still at investigation level. The Commissioner of Police has ordered the State Criminal Investigation Department(CID) to take over the investigation.

“As I speak with you, the DC State CID should be in Government House to visit the scene of crime,” Onwuchei said.

Cop kills self, two others in Yobe

A police constable in Yobe State(name withheld) has allegedly shot two of his colleagues dead.

The incident which took place at the Nangere Police Division in the state was reported to have occurred in the early hours of Friday.

Eyewitness said the Police Constable shot two other Inspectors at close range following a disagreement on a homicide case that was brought to the station.

“He shot himself after killing the two other inspectors at the station,” the eyewitness said.

The Police commissioner in the state Zanna Ibrahim told our correspondent on phone that he was on his way to Nangere to get details of the incident.

” I am right now on my way to Nangere to get first hand information of what really happen. I will get back to you on my return to Damaturu.”

Nangere is 118km from Damaturu, the state capital.

Gang takes Nigerian girls to Dubai, records nude videos

Five suspected members of a human trafficking ring, paraded by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, have confessed to taking two Nigerian girls to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, to become commercial sex workers.

The-suspects--360x250They also admitted that they recorded the girls’ nude videos while they were taking oaths.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the suspects ─ Blessing Gabriel, 25; Precious Ejiro-Owoh, 29; Rose Gabriel, 25; Priscilla Bassey, 33; and 38-year-old Terry Smooth ─ were apprehended by the agency on September 8, 2015, while one of their victims, identified only as Ann, had been rescued.

Our correspondent gathered that while Ann was being rehabilitated at the NAPTIP office, the suspects were assisting the officials with information to arrest the fleeing members of the syndicate.

It was learnt that two of the victims of the syndicate, Ann and Chisom, had fled from Dubai in August, making the gang to put their nude visuals on the social media.

The visuals, which showed the girls swearing to oaths of allegiance, were said to have been sent to the agency.

Our correspondent gathered that the Lagos Zonal Command officials of NAPTIP on Tuesday, September 8, arrested Dubai-based Blessing, who confessed to have trafficked Ann.

It was learnt that the lady, who reportedly sneaked into the country for a traditional marriage, was arrested at the Agboroko village, Iba area of Lagos.

It was also learnt that the officials arrested other gang members in the Lekki Phase 1 and Ajah areas.

Blessing, who claimed that she worked with a travel agency in Dubai, told PUNCH Metro that she sent N35,000 to bring Ann from Nigeria as a commercial sex worker in Dubai.

The suspect claimed that the arrangement was with the consent of the victim.

She said, “I did not know the victim from anywhere. Gina, who has not yet been arrested, is my friend in Dubai. She was the one who told me that she needed a girl from Nigeria to do “runs”. I then told Precious, my Nigerian friend, to get me someone.

“Gina sent N35,000 to prepare the girl that would be brought. That was in July. So, it happened that the girl, Ann, was brought to Dubai. I personally went to pick her from the airport.

“When she came to Gina, the girl was taken inside a room, stripped and asked to say an oath. I was not there; I was not the person that stripped her. She did the job for about a month before she fled from Dubai.

“I knew they were bringing her for commercial sex; and she was also aware. She told Precious that she was ready to travel out of the country and do any kind of work.”

Precious, who confessed to luring the girl to travel to Dubai, pleaded that it was her first time to deal in trafficking of persons.

The NAPTIP Lagos director, Joseph Famakin, said the nude video was released on the Youtube, after Ann escaped from the ring, adding that the syndicate also forced the girls to swear to oaths.

He said, “The victim was recruited from Lagos for Blessing, who was in Dubai. Blessing was responsible for her travel expenses. The process of preparing her for Dubai was coordinated by Blessing’s sister, Rose Gabriel.

“On arrival in Dubai, the oath was forcefully administered on her, and it was recorded on video. This recording was later released on Youtube after she escaped from her exploiters in Dubai. She was forced into prostitution contrary to the initial promise of being given a job at a hair dressing saloon.”

Our correspondent learnt that other members of the trafficking ring in Dubai ─ Gina, Fegor Ebony Ejeba, and Nicole Esther Otubu ─ were still at large, and efforts were on to track them down.

The assistant Director, Press and Public Relations, NAPTIP, Josiah Emerole, said the suspects would be charged to court, adding that efforts were on to rescue the other victims of the syndicate.

He said, “We call on all Nigerians to join hands with the agency to nip in the bud human trafficking in the country.”

Army arrests soldier training militants, uncover arms cache in Rivers

The Nigerian Army has arrested a rogue soldier, who specialised in training Niger Delta militants, during its arms and ammunition mop-up in Kula Community, Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers.

Lt.-Col. Timothy Opurum, Commanding Officer of 2 Brigade Garrison of the Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.

Opurum said the soldier, a member of 13-man -militant gang alleged to have been terrorising many communities in Rivers, deserted the army in 2002.

“Based on intelligence reports, we carried out a sting operation where we captured 13 members militant gang including their notorious kingpin leader, simply known as Kenneth.

“We also arrested a soldier, who deserted the army in 2002 and specialised in training of militants in weapons handling and operational tactics.

“The soldier (names withheld), who is a Private, joined the army in 1998 and served in 331 Artillery Regiment Kalapanzi Barracks in Kaduna before he was declared missing in 2002.

“The soldier, who is related to the kingpin of the militant group, is still in our custody and will be released to prosecuting agencies after formal dismissal from the army,” he said.

Opurum said that troops raided the community on account of incessant cases of militancy, kidnapping, piracy, cultism and killings which occurred regularly in the area.

The commanding officer said that intelligence revealed that the community was not only serving as hideout for criminals but hoodlums were also storing caches of arms and ammunition in the area.

He said the raid was “highly successful” as arms and ammunitions were recovered by troops during the operation.

“However, some of the arms and ammunitions had already been moved by the militants before our troops arrived at the community.

“Twelve suspects excluding the deserter-soldier, the arms and ammunitions had been handed over to the state Directorate of Security Services (DSS) for further investigation and prosecution,” he said.

Opurum, who led the operation, however, denied allegation that troops opened fire on innocent fishermen and traders, and destroyed their wares during its operation in the community.

Police arrest fake police recruitment consultant, lecturer

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Oladele, Ade-Jimoh

A suspect, Mr. Isah Ade-Jimoh, who had allegedly been duping unsuspecting members of the public under the guise of recruiting them into the Nigeria Police Force, has been arrested by the Kwara State Police Command.

Also arrested is one Ibrahim Oladele, who allegedly claimed to be a lecturer at the University of Ilorin. He was said to have duped an admission seeker, Mr. Olawuyi Olufemi, of N450,000.

The new Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Esosa Amadesu, while parading the suspects on Monday in Ilorin, said Ade-Jimoh was arrested when a team of detectives from the command’s Special Investigation and Intelligence Bureau swooped on the suspect at a Cyber Café on Muritala Mohammed Way, Ilorin.

He said, “The suspect had displayed a signpost advertising the sale of police recruitment forms. The suspect also advertised forms for the recruitment into the Nigerian Army.

“In the course of searching the Cyber Café, the detectives recovered four printed fake police recruitment forms; one

laptop; two central processing units; one monitor and two universal modems and other documents suspected to have been faked.”

Amadesu urged that members of the public not to fall prey to fake recruitment syndicate, adding that the police would inform the people when they were ready to recruit the 10,000 personnel as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The CP further said while on intelligence gathering, the operatives arrested Oladele of the Tanke Akata area of Ilorin.

He said the suspect had been allegedly defrauding unsuspecting admission seekers into universities and other tertiary institutions.

“The news of his arrest attracted some of his victims among whom was one Olawuyi Olufemi of Offa Garage area, who the suspect had defrauded to the tune of N450,000 with the promise of securing him an admission at the University of Ilorin, where the suspect had claimed he was a lecturer,” Amadesu said.

The CP also paraded other suspects for armed robbery, membership of unlawful confraternity and kidnapping.

The CP said Oladele had confessed to the crime, adding that he and Ade-Jimoh, would soon be arraigned.

Oladele said he engaged in the act to help people, adding that he would not be involved in admission racketeering again if he was set free.

Ade-Jimoh said, “The recruitment forms were got a few months ago after we got the information that 10,000 police personnel were to be recruited.”

While claiming that he was merely selling the forms, he, however, could not explain who authorised him to sell the forms.