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I Went Into Robbery To Treat My Sick Mother – Robbery Suspect

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The Rivers State Police Command has arrested a notorious robbery suspect who has been terrorizing the State for a long time.
A notorious armed robbery suspect in Rivers State, Ogadinma Amadi, has said that he became an unrepentant criminal because he was looking for money for the treatment of his mother currently suffering from stroke.

Amadi, who spoke with Southern City News when he was paraded at the Police Division in Rumuolumeni, explained that though he had denounced cultism, he could not stop armed robbery because of his sick mother.

The suspect was one of the seven persons paraded by the Rumuolumeni Police Division in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, for their involvement in various offences, including stealing and armed robbery.

A native of Owerri, Imo State, the suspect, was described by the police as a serial armed robber.

Amadi added that he had decided to seek the assistance of a pastor to deliver him from the spirit of armed robbery.

“Yes! I used to be a cultist, but I have been able to leave cultism. I was into armed robbery before I was arrested by the police. I was not able to stop armed robbery because I needed money to get my mother treated. My mother has stroke.

“If I am freed, I will stop armed robbery. My aim is to meet a pastor, who will show me the way after delivering me from the spirit of stealing,” Amadi stressed.

The suspect was said to have attacked a businessman with a machete before he (businessman) was rushed to a hospital.

Speaking on Amadi’s capture, the Divisional Police Officer of Rumuolumeni Police Division, Mr. Kingsley Chukwueggu, said the suspect was arrested along Mgbodohia-Nkpo road in Rumuoloumeni on July 5, 2017.

Chukwueggu, who described the suspect as a serial armed robber and habitual criminal, recalled that Amadi was always inflicting machete cut injuries on his victims before taking away their belongings.

He explained that the suspect had stolen generators from many residents of Obio/Akpor before he was finally caught, adding that his accomplice, one Ikechukwu Chukwu, who usually helped the suspect to dispose stolen generators, was also arrested.

“Ogadinma Amadi was first arrested for cultism on February 2, 2014, and charged to court. He was released and on the 16th of July, 2014, he was arrested again for armed robbery.

“After he regained freedom, this time around, he went for armed robbery and was caught during their operation. Before his final arrest, he almost killed a man, who went into coma for several days,” the DPO said.

He, however, promised that Amadi would be charged to court after the end of further investigation.

Sources: Tori

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  1. Alocheme Ocheme

    July 23, 2017 at 12:01 am

    Amadi claims he took to robbery to get money to treat his mother but he forgets that his wayward life as a cultist etc. gave the mother hypertension and stroke.

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Social media spreads what you feed it – Ruggedman tells Lai Mohammed

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Social media spreads what you feed it – Ruggedman tells Lai Mohammed

Ruggedman, Nigerian Rapper has stated that social media spreads what it is fed with.

The rapper said this in response to calls for social media regulation by Nigeria’s Information minister, Lai Mohammed.

 

RuggedMan tackles Lai Mohammed

Information Nigeria recalls that Lai Mohammed had said there is a need to regulate social media before it destroys the country.

RuggedMan tackles Lai Mohammed

Reacting to Lai Mohammed’s call for social media regulation, the famous rapper asked the Nigerian government to feed social media with contents of their completed projects and earn accolades rather than advocate for its regulation.

According to the musician, only those who are afraid of their failures being exposed are afraid of social media.

He tweeted, “Who is us? Social media spreads what you feed it. Feed social media with positive works you have done and it will be spread it. You will in turn get respect and accolades. Only those who do not want their unproductive, failed selves exposed are afraid of social media. #DoYourWork.”

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Protest against police brutality: Protesters loot shopping mall in Philadelphia (Video)

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Protest against police brutality: Protesters loot shopping mall in Philadelphia (Video)

Protesters in have taken to the streets to break into and loot into businesses for a second night after officers in Philadelphia shot and killed a black man who was holding a knife in an encounter that city officials say raises questions.

The protests began after a Philadelphia Police officer fatally shot a Black man in West Philadelphia.

Protesters gathered in West Philadelphia around 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 27, and marched to the 18th District police headquarters.

Also, Tuesday night, the lawyer for the family of Walter Wallace Jr., who was shot dead by police, said the family had called for an ambulance, not police, to get him help with a mental health crisis.

The death of Walter in front of his family members sparked outrage, which in turn sparked demonstrations and then lootings as hoodlums took advantage.

Philadelphia police said that two officers were hurt during Tuesday night’s unrest, but they didn’t reveal the extent of their injuries.

Along with the protest, more looting occurred in the city Tuesday night and continued into Wednesday, despite Wallace Jr.’s family’s denunciation of such actions.

Many cars could be seen pulling up to the shopping centers as people ran in and out of stores with carts full of merchandise and even televisions. Police would move in and scatter the looters, but people would sometimes return once the officers left.

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Peace and security will be restored in the country– President Buhari Tells Nigerians

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Peace and security will be restored in the country– President Buhari Tells Nigerians

The President has reminded Nigerians of the need to guard jealously the unity of the nation which was won at great cost.

President Muhammadu Buhari has requested Nigerians to refrain from words and actions that could threaten the progress and unity of the country.

The President made the appeal during the launching of the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day (AFRD) Emblem and Appeal Fund in Abuja on Wednesday October 28.

At the ceremony, President Buhari said this year’s occasion reminds Nigerians of the need to guard jealously the unity of the nation which was won at great cost.

The President, who stressed that ‘‘Nigeria’s strength lies in her diversity’’, honoured the memory of the nation’s fallen heroes and veterans, recounting their sacrifices during the First and Second World Wars, the Nigerian Civil War and Peace Support Operations around the world.

He also paid tribute to men and women currently engaged in internal security operations, particularly the ongoing fight against insurgency, terrorism and armed banditry in some parts of the country, praising them for remaining steadfast in the difficult task of restoring peace and security despite the coronavirus pandemic.

”We honour the memory of our gallant officers and men who have paid the supreme sacrifice in order to keep the country united as one entity.

‘The nation remains grateful for the efforts and sacrifice of the Armed Forces especially in the fight against insurgency and other internal security challenges confronting Nigeria.

‘The Armed Forces Remembrance Day or Veterans Day as it is known in some parts of the world is an important event observed in commemoration of the end of the Second World War.

In Commonwealth member countries, the Remembrance Day is observed on 11th November yearly. However, for us the date was changed to 15th January annually to accommodate the commemoration of the end of the Nigerian Civil War’’ he said.

On security operations in the North West and North Central zones in the country, President Buhari expressed delight at the return of normalcy in some of the areas that previously witnessed security challenges.

”Our dear nation has witnessed numerous security challenges since independence.

”These security threats have undermined Nigeria in the areas of trade, investment and economy, education, health as well as agriculture and frequently denied Nigerians the freedom of movement.

”I am however pleased to state that a lot has been achieved in the Internal Security operations in the North West and North Central zones where in addition to Operations LAFIYA DOLE, HADARIN DAJI, HARBIN KUNAMA, WHIRL STROKE, other operations such as ACCORD, SAHEL SANITY and KATSINA were successfully launched.

”This has led to the return of normalcy in some of the affected areas. However, all hands must be on deck to check attacks on soft targets, ” he said.

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