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Suspect explains how he shot 1 policeman, killed 2 cultists

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An alleged robbery suspect,identified as , Nurudeen Kazeem, who was last week arrested by the operatives of Rapid Response Squad, RRS, of the Lagos State Police Command over the shooting of RRS police officer in LASU-Igando area, has confessed that he honed his shooting skills as a cultist.

Nurudeen, popularly known as “Onyabo”, 27, a trained tailor turned okada rider, was arrested last week by the RRS Decoy Team in connection with the shooting of an RRS officer investigating chains of robbery cases in LASU-Iba/Igando area.

Nurudeen had shot the officer in the leg while trying to dispossess a delivery man of some expensive phones one of the gang members had ordered online for delivery at a specific address around LASU-Iba Road.

Onyabo, while confessing to the police stated that he shot the officer twice in the leg to avoid arrest.

He added that he was trained to kill by cult members after his initiation into Eiye Confraternity.

“I have killed two people in the past. One was to complement my initiation into Eiye Confraternity. I was led to a beer parlour in LASU-Iyana Iba axis, where I was showed a man to kill. I shot the guy there and I escaped.

“I killed another guy after shooting at him, I also macheted the victim who was a member of an “Eiye” confraternity in LASU/Iyana Iba area. I and a friend of mine were forcefully initiated into Eiye Confraternity. We were asked by some guys to use our okada to take them to a naming ceremony.

“Those guys changed the route after bringing out guns to scare us and led us into a bush where other innocent guys were to be initiated into the confraternity. In the bush, they beat us mercilessly. That was how we were initiated. Since then, they armed me with gun and cartridges to kill people, particularly, rival cult members. It was while doing this that I was invited into robbery by Cali (Wilfred Ehis),” he disclosed.

He added: “he invited me to assist him in collecting phones from delivery men. He ordered the phons online, give them the delivery address and we ambush the delivery men and collect the phones at gun point.”

Wilfred Ehis, 30, was re-arrested by the operatives after the arrest of Nurudeen.

According to investigations, he had been the brain behind several robberies in LASU-Iyana-Iba and Igando.

Sources revealed that Ehis and his gang members lodged in different hotels around the area.

Ehis, from whom a short gun was also recovered sometimes in April, 2017 in company of three other accomplices had confessed to the police that he hired Nurudeen Kazeem to help him rob delivery men of online shopped phones.

According to Nurudeen, “I have done this three times for Cali. I took the phones to him in his hotels, where he stayed. The first operation, he gave me N60,000. The second, he gave me N50,000 and the third, N45,000. The fourth one was the one I shot the police officer. I never knew he was a police officer.”

Arrested along with Kazeem were: Yusuph Bello, 33, the gang’s armourer from whom two guns and machetes were recovered, and Sunday Hassan, 26, the gang’s bike rider.

All the suspects have been transferred to the State Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS office in Ikeja for further investigation.

Source: ( PM News )

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Lekki Shooting: ‘Sanwo-Olu Has Been Thrown Under The Bus By Military’ – Fani-Kayode

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Lekki Shooting: 'Sanwo-Olu Has Been Thrown Under The Bus By Military' - Fani-Kayode
'Sanwo-Olu Has Been Thrown Under The Bus By Military' - Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani Kayode

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to the Nigerian Army’s statement that the Lagos State Government invited the army to enforce a curfew on Tuesday the 20th of October in the State.

Recall that on Tuesday, the 81 Divison of the Nigerian army stated that it was invited to enforce the curfew in Lagos by the state government, although it denied shooting at #EndSARS protesters in Lekki, Lagos.

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This came a day after Governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu stated that the army shot at protesters in Lagos.

Reacting to the statement from the army, the former minister wrote:

“The @HQNigerianArmy claim it was the LASG that asked for soldiers to be deployed at Lekki. The implications of this for
@jidesanwoolu are grave. He has been thrown under the bus by the military.”

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Social Media Will Destroy Us If We Don’t Regulate It: Lai Mohammed

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Social Media Will Destroy Us If We Don’t Regulate It: Lai Mohammed
Social Media Will Destroy Us If We Don’t Regulate It: Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has expressed that there is a need to regulate social media usage in the country to avoid being led to destruction.

He made this known when he appeared before the House Committee on information, national orientation, ethics, and values to defend the 2021 budget proposed by his ministry, on Tuesday.

The Minister pointed out that it is highly important to regulate social media.

The minister said although the government is not seeking to shut down social media “because the social media has come to stay,” there is a need to check its excesses due to the rise in fake news and misinformation.

“The biggest challenge facing Nigeria today is fake news and misinformation,” he said.

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“Based on that, we dedicated an entire national council on information’s meeting to that issue, after which we launched a national campaign against fake news in July 2018.

“We said, then, that the next war will be fought without a shot being fired, but with the use of fake news.

“We didn’t stop there. We went on a tour of all media houses to solicit their support in the fight against fake news. We launched the campaign to regulate social media, which was bitterly contested by the stakeholders. We kept saying that if we don’t regulate social media, it will destroy us. Social media and fake news will not destroy Nigeria.

“The recent #EndSARS war was fought on social media. They mobilised using the social media. The war today revolves around two things; smartphone and data. And these young men don’t even watch television or listen to radio or read newspapers.

“You will be shocked that when you start arguing with your children, they will be quoting social media. So, we need a social media policy in Nigeria and we need to empower the various agencies and we need technology to be able to regulate social media.”

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2023: Buhari Reappoints Mahmood Yakubu As INEC Chairman

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Buhari Reappoints INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu For Another Term

Mahmood Yakubu

President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Professor Mahmood Yakubu as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

President Buhari confirmed the renomination of Prof. Yakubu for a second and final term in a letter to Senate President, Senator Ahmed Lawan on Tuesday.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, confirmed this in a statement on Tuesday.

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Professor Yakubu’s reappointment is, however, subject to approval by the Nigerian Senate.

“I am pleased to present for confirmation by the Senate, the nomination of Professor Mahmood Yakubu for appointment as Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for a second and final term,” President Buhari was quoted as saying in the letter.

 

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