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Police sergeant arrested for attempted baby kidnapp

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The Nigeria Police have paraded a sergeant, Iseke Koradam, who was arrested at a hospital in Oke – Uvuru in Aboh, Mbaise Local Government Area while attempting to steal a baby.

The Imo State Police Commissioner, Taiwo Lakanu, said Mr. Koradam and his gang had confessed and would be charged to court soon.

The Commissioner said ,  “On February 22, Rev. Erancisco Emeh, Chinedu Ubah (30) and Ifeoma Joseph (27) were arrested at Orient Hospital in Oke-Uvuru Aboh Mbaise Local Government while trying to steal a baby from the hospital.

“They have since confessed to the crime, alleging that they planned to steal the baby in connivance with a police sergeant, Iseke Koradam.

“On February 18, Emeka Onyema (19), Nduka Chekwube (22) and Dera Ebuka (22) attacked a recharge card dealer, Ubahaeze Awo, in Idemili Orsu Local Government and stole recharge cards valued at N300, 000, his car key, one phone, one Qlink 150 motorcycle and N150, 000.

“The suspects have made useful statements and are helping the police in its investigation.”

The police chief also announced the arrest of four men suspected to have killed a man said to be an American veteran soldier, Oscar Okebata.

The victim was robbed and murdered in Atta, Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State on January 12.

 Parading the suspects in Owerri, Mr. Lakanu gave their names as Osondu Chukwu (29), Uchechukwu Stanley (30), Onyekachi Nwoke (28) and Uchendu Promise (40).

According to him, the suspects were apprehended with evidence showing they murdered the veteran, who was in the state for the Yuletide.

The police commissioner said the suspects allegedly sold the victim’s Samsung Note 5 phone at N125,000, which led to their arrest.

“The suspects were arrested in connection with the robbery and murder of Oscar Okebata of Achi Mbieri in Mbaitoli Local Government Area, an American veteran solider who returned home for the Yuletide.

“The victim’s Samsung Note 5 phone was sold at N125,000, leading to the arrest of the suspected masterminds.”

According to the police chief, the command on February 8 also arrested members of a notorious robbery syndicate who trailed their victim after he had withdrawn some money from a bank at Amakohia in Owerri North Local Government Area.

“They were apprehended as they used a master key to damage the driver’s side door of the victim’s black Toyota Land Cruiser in an attempt to remove the money from the car.

“The suspects are Chibuzo Amankwe, Prince Igbo Williams, Enwereazu Ibe and Uchenna Ononugbo all of Agwa in Oguta Local Government.

“They are helping the police in their investigation.

“Also on February 14, following a tip-off, operatives arrested Okwudiri Aluo (35) of Obiti in Ohaji Local Government while on a robbery operation with his gang members”, added the police chief.”

(Premium Times)

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Buhari Approves Emaimo’s Re-Appointment

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Buhari Approves Emaimo’s Re-Appointment

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reappointment of Dr. John Emaimo, as Rector, Federal College of Dental Technology and Therapy, Enugu State.

The appointment was made known in a letter signed by the Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora on behalf of President Buhari.

Dr. Emaimo’s re-appointment takes effect from Nov. 27, 2020.

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Speaking on the re-appointment, Mamora stated that Emaimo was found eligible for a second term based on his assessment.

The minister urged Emaimo to continue to work with his team because whatever achievements he had made in his first term could not have been done alone.

He reminded him of the enormous responsibilities of his office and the expectations of the government and people towards efficient service delivery.

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WTO: Launch Diplomatic Offensive Against Trump, Obiano Tells Buhari

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WTO: Launch Diplomatic Offensive Against Trump, Obiano Tells Buhari

Governor Willie Obiano

Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to deploy all diplomatic moves to ensure Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala emerge as the next Director-General of the World Trade Organisation.

Obiano urged President Buhari not to allow US President Donald Trump to frustrate Okonjo-Iweala’s emergence.

Obiano said this in a statement titled, ‘WTO DG: A Call on President Buhari and African leaders to step up diplomatic offensive’, signed by the state Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, C-Don Adinuba, in Awka, on Thursday.

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He asked Buhari to mobilise African and European Union leaders to back Okonjo-Iweala.

“All that is needed is a great diplomatic offensive before the formal announcement of the winner on November 9,” he said.

“The people and government of Anambra State, therefore, call upon President Muhammadu Buhari and other African leaders to immediately set in motion the machinery to get the United States to do the right thing by supporting the most qualified and the most popular candidate,” p[art of the statement read.

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BREAKING: Lagos Panel Of Enquiry Visits Lekki Toll Gate

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BREAKING: Lagos Panel Of Enquiry Visits Lekki Toll Gate

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As the hearing of cases of police brutality in the State continues, the Lagos State judicial panel of inquiry is currently at the Lekki Tollgate.

The panel’s visit is believed to be aimed at understanding the Lekki Toll Gate shooting that left some protesters dead and injured on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

The panel is reportedly led by the Chairman, Retired Justice Doris Okuwobi.

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According to reports, the panel is interrogating Lekki Tollgate officials about the condition of their cameras and other equipment.

The Managing Director of Lekki Concession Company, Mr. Yomi Omomuwansa reportedly took the panel round the facilities.

Mr. Omomuuwansa stated that most of their equipment were damaged as they were set ablaze by hoodlums following the shooting of EndSARS protesters at the toll gate.

Also with the panel during the inspection of Lekki Tollgate is Rinu Odulala and Temitope Majekodunmi, the youth representatives on the judicial panel.

 

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