Nasarawa State police command, on Saturday, arrested a 52-year-old, Moses Inobeme for defrauding one Pastor Lekan Adewale of N3.1 million on the pretext of procuring a land for the church.
The suspect, who hails from Irakhor village in Esatko Local Government Area of Edo State, was said to have introduced himself as a civil engineer before Pastor Adewale and took to his heels after fraudulently collecting the said amount.
This was contained in a press release issued by the state police command and signed by its image maker, Micheal Ada, a copy of which was made available to the Nigerian Tribune on Sunday, in Lafia, the state capital.
According to the release, the suspect, after duping the church, relocated to unknown place with his family and changed his phone number in the hope that he would never be traced.
“The pastor could not believe the sudden disappearance of “Brother Moses Inobeme” as he was fondly called by members of the church. Having waited for months without any clue about his whereabouts, the pastor reluctantly reported the matter to the police.
“The police, on receiving the report, swung into action immediately and on February 14, at about 11.00 a.m, detectives attached to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) Lafia, demonstrated their professional competency, traced the suspect to Jos, where he was arrested.
“The pastor said it started like a dream sometimes in August, 2012 when Moses entered the church, declaring his intention to join the church. He was given a warm reception by the church and was also accorded all privileges of a member. Moses told him that the owner of a land adjacent the church consented to sell it to the church. The pastor believed him and released N3.1 million to him to procure the land on behalf of the church,” the release added.
While commending his men for this breakthrough and astute performance, Ibrahim Tarfa, in charge of SCID, advised members of the public to beware of fraudsters going about claiming to have solution to problems.
Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.
The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.
Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.
The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.
“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”
Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun!
My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.
Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer in sha Allah. May Allah forgive & be Merciful to her.
— Isa Ali Pantami, PhD (@DrIsaPantami) November 23, 2020
Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.
The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.
The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.
Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.
He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.
Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims
Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.
According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.
Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.
The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.
He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.
Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.
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