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Apprentice, Trader Arrested At Kano Airport For Ingesting 132 Wraps Of Cocaine

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ndleasOfficials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have nabbed a trader and an apprentice for ingesting 132 wraps of cocaine weighing 2.7kilogramme.

The suspects were apprehended at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, while returning from Kenya.

They both tested positive for drug ingestion during inward screening of passengers on an Ethiopian Airline flight.

The Kano Airport NDLEA commander, Mr. Ambrose Umoru, gave the names of the suspects as Otaka Patrick Kalu, a 48- year old trader, who ingested 72 wraps of cocaine weighing 1.450kg and David Ikechukwu, a 32-year old apprentice at Alaba market, who ingested 60 wraps of cocaine weighing 1.250kg.

“The suspects were nabbed while returning from Kenya. Interim investigation revealed that they were recruited by one source and were promised the sum of $5, 000”, Ambrose stated.

In his confession, Kalu, who resides in Aba, said he engaged in drugs smuggling to pay his children’s school fees.

“I sell clothes in Aba but my business has suffered serious setbacks. I am married with three children and life is becoming unbearable on daily basis.

“I could not further my education after my secondary school. I got involved in drug trafficking to pay my children school fees, but I am regretting my action. I swallowed 72 wraps of cocaine because of $5,000”, he stated.

He hails from Ohafia, Abia State.

Ikechukwu, who lives in Lagos, said that financial hardship pushed him into the illicit trade of drug trafficking.

He stated, “I am an apprentice at Alaba Market, Lagos, where I am learning how to sell kitchen equipment. I am married with a child, but I am unable to take care of my family. I swallowed 60 wraps and would have been paid $5,000”.

He hails from Orlu in Imo State.

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

#EndSARS protesters in Osun

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday, escaped an attack by thugs which happened while he was addressing #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the state capital.

Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hold Enugu State Govt Responsible If Anything Happens To Us – Phyno, Kcee, Zoro

As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.

While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Forms Panel Of Enquiry

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.

This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.

The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.

Also Read: BREAKING: EndSARS: Gov Sanwo-Olu reveals identities of policemen who harassed protesters

The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).

Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.

There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde

Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.

The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.

He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.

“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”

It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.

It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.

She died at the age of 81.

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