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OPC arrests two for stealing machine in Lagos

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Members of the Oodua People’s Congress, on Monday, arrested two men who allegedly stole a vulcanising machine from a store at Mile 12, in the Kosofe Local Government Area of Lagos State.

The Chief Security Officer of the Gani Adams-led faction of the OPC, Rotimi Obayemi, that the suspects confessed to stealing the machine after it was found with them.

He identified the suspects as Sanni Aminu, 30, and Ibrahim Salisu, 29.

Obayemi said, “I was called by the OPC chairman who told me that they had caught two thieves. On arrival, I interrogated the suspects in Hausa because they did not understand English. They both confessed that they broke into a store at Underbridge, Mile 12, and stole the machine.”

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Aminu, who claimed to be a wheelbarrow pusher at the Mile 12 Market, said, “I accompanied my brother last night. I didn’t know that he was going to steal the machine.”

The Lagos State Chairman, OPC, Okanlomo Adeniyi, said the police had been informed of the incident and that the suspects and the stolen machine would be handed over to the authorities.

Okanlomo said, “We have reported the case to the Ikeja division of the police command; they are on their way. We will hand over the suspects and the stolen machine to them when they get here.”

He noted that the case would be monitored to ensure that the machine was returned to its owner.

As of the time of filing this report, attempts to speak to the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, were unsuccessful.

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Diesel tanker catches fire in Edo, destroys houses

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Five houses, two vehicles, four kiosks, and other items were burnt when a diesel tanker travelling through Benin-Akure Road lost control and spilled its content on the road.

According to a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the Edo State Police Command, Chidi Nwabuzor, on Saturday, no life was lost.

He also noted that the accident was caused by the recklessness of the tanker driver.

He said,” Today, Saturday 19/11/2022 at about 13:50hrs, the Commissioner Of Police Edo State Command, Mohammed Dankwara, arrived at the scene of motor accident/ fire incident along Benin/ Akure Road by Owan Bridge, Sobe Town in Owan West Local Government Area Of Edo State, to assess the damage caused to houses and other properties by the reckless tanker driver of Automotive Gas Oil also known as diesel, and to sympathise with the victims of the inferno.

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“The CP, who was accompanied by CSP Isah Nasiru Hamisu, the Divisional Police Officer Ekiadolor Division; SP Chidi Nwabuzor, the Police Public Relations Officer; and other officers on arrival met CSP Joshua Esiolee, the Divisional Police Officer Sobe Division, Edo State at the scene of accident.

“The DPO conducted the CP round the areas engulfed by fire.

“During the preliminary investigation, it was revealed that the tanker driver was coming from Benin City heading to the Northern part of the country along Benin/Akure Road by Owan Bridge.

“The vehicle skid off the toad, spilled its content, caught fire, and burnt down five houses, four kiosks one Sienna Car, one Audi Car, one motorcycle and some unestimated items. So far, no life was lost, no one injured, and no one on admission at the hospital.

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“He then sympathised with the victims, informing them that the state government was aware of the unfortunate incident, and something needed to be done.

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“He, however, pray that this incident should not happen again and thanked the Okhomu Oil Company fire fighters for extinguishing the fire, stating that this patriotic act is in line with the community policing philosophy of the Inspector General Of Police, Alkali Baba Usman.”

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Lady cries out after lover kidnaps five-month-old daughter

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A new mum, Chidiebere Ogechukwu, narrates how she hasn’t seen her baby, Chidiebere Chidera Gabriella, for a while because her lover, Ifeanyi Christopher Obiora, took her away.

She said that she met Obiora in the south-east and he proposed marriage to her.

Obiora said he wanted to meet her people which he did and when she said she wanted to meet his people, he agreed but started acting awkward when she told him she was pregnant.

Ogechukwu, who is 25 years old, said Obiora stopped picking her calls, as well as that of her family members afterwards.

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Obiora later showed up after she had the baby. One day, on the pretext of preparing her for the visit of his family members, he took her to a hair salon and took their baby out. Since then, she hasn’t seen her baby.

Ogechukwu is seeking help to get her five-month-old baby back.

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16-year-old boy rapes brother’s wife and nine other ladies in Ondo

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16-year-old boy, simply identified as Precious, has been arrested by men of the Ondo state security outfit, codenamed Amotekun, for allegedly raping his brother’s wife and nine other women in the state.

The teenager is said to have walked into the bedroom of his brother, who was out of town for work, where he saw the wife naked and sleeping, and then took advantage of her.

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Precious, while being paraded before newsmen at the command’s headquarters on Friday, November 11, admitted to committing the crime and confessed to having raped nine other girls at Laosun, a farm settlement in Ondo West local government area.

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“In Laosun, I have raped nine girls. Some of them are 19 or 25 years, in the night, I will go into their rooms and start sleeping with them. I do not use gun or knives to threaten them. Sometimes I would be caught and they would beat me and leave me. I have been arrested before. I was arrested for stealing 25 litres of palm oil. I wanted to gather money to use it to buy phone. I came to the house and saw my brother’s wife sleeping naked. I went into the room and slept with her.” He said.

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