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Woman Arranged Her Own Kidnap To Obtain Allowance From Her Husband



In what will come across as a really shocking development, a woman has arranged her own kidnap to obtain money from her husband.
Bukola Ogun, a 37 year old Ibadan business woman, who confessed to have arranged her kidnap to fraudulently obtain large sum of money from her husband has been arrested by the Oyo state Police Command.
According to The Nation, two kidnap suspects, Kayode Adepoju (37) and Olalekan Annanfi (34) who carried out the deal were also arrested in their hideout at Imalefalafia area of Ibadan by the police.
Looking dejected, in a blue spotted gown, Ogun who told newsmen that her intention was to force her husband to submit to her request to help her travel to the United States of America said she didn’t know it would get her into trouble.
Mrs Ogun was among the 12 criminal suspects paraded by the Oyo state Police Command, Eleyele, Ibadan.
Briefing newsmen, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Abiodun Odude explained how men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the state Police Command arrested the woman who masterminded her own kidnap along with two others.
“The incident happened at about 7.45 pm on July 4, 2017 when three armed hoodlums stormed the residence of the supposed victim and ‘kidnapped’ her to an unknown destination. Barely four hours later, the suspects contacted victims’ husband and demanded N10m ransom as a condition for his wife’s release.
“Unknown to him that the kidnap was actually arranged by his wife, the hapless husband reported the case to the police. Following the report, operatives of the Special Ant-Robbery Squad began a man-hunt for the hoodlums.
“During intensive investigation and reach, two male suspects were arrested, who let out the cat out of the bag as operatives were stunned to discover that the victim was the architect of the fathom kidnap. To pull the wool over everyone’s eyes, the woman lodged in a hotel at Imalefalafia area of Ibadan for three days while frantic efforts were being made to rescue her.”
Mrs Ogun who felt remorse for her inordinate ambition told newsmen that she decided to go back home after spending three days in the hotel room.
“Anyway, I got home myself on Saturday. It’s like my husband called everybody that I was kidnapped. I walked home myself”, she stated.
On why she framed her kidnap, she said “nothing, I just wake up one day, I just decided I want my husband take out of the country, so that he can use his American citizenship passport to take me out of the country. It all started like a child play. That’s all. ”
The state Commissioner of Police who also paraded nine other criminal suspects listed items recovered to include four arms, 23 live ammunition , two vehicles, inverters, iron cutters , cables, and cutlass .
Abayomi Gbenga (24), leader of armed robbery gang who specialized in robbing telecommunication masts at Tede, Sepeteri, Igboho, and Ogboro in Saki area of Oyo state were arrested by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in their hideouts.
The bandits, who were armed with guns, cutlasses, and other dangerous weapons, were said to have attacked telecoms companies’ security guards before carting away various inverters and other equipment belonging to the telecom companies.
Other armed robbery suspects are Ayilara Ahmed (24), Bamimore Nurudeen (32), Adedokun Opeyemi(19), and Bakare Farouk (19) .
The suspects who confessed to have carried different armed robbery operations in the state were found with one locally made pistol, forty eight inverters, a Peugeot 505 saloon car with registration number ET 246 APP , a long cutlass and three iron cutters.
The state Commissioner said all the suspects would soon be arraigned in court after investigations have been concluded.

Source: Tori

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#EndSARS: Ekiti state government declares 24-hour curfew



Following the various attacks on #EndSARS protesters in the state, Governor Kayode Fayemi has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the state effective from 10pm on today, Tuesday, October 20.

In a statement released by the Secretary to the State Government, Biodun Oyebanji, the state government said the curfew became necessary following the state government’s observation of how the end SARS protest, which started as a peaceful protest against police brutality by youths in Ekiti State, has been hijacked by some hoodlums.

Read the statement below

1. The Government of Ekiti State has observed with growing concern how the ENDSARS protest, which started as a peaceful protest against police brutality by youths in Ekiti State, has been hijacked by some hoodlums.

2. The hoodlums have capitalised on the ENDSARS protest to rape, assault, rob and extort innocent citizens across the State. These are in addition to the wanton destruction of properties, particularly private properties.

3. Government is concerned that if this state of affairs is allowed to continue unabated, it will lead to a breakdown of law and order thereby threatening the wellbeing of the people of Ekiti State.

4. For the purpose of clarity Government continues to show understanding and responsiveness to the demands of the legitimate protesters.

5. On 16th October 2020, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi, Governor, Ekiti State met with the protesters in person. While identifying with the legitimacy of their protests, he assured them that the State Government will immediately put measures in place to respond to all their demands.

6. Government has since then constituted a Human Rights Investigation Panel to review all cases of abuse by Officers of the disbanded SARS. In addition, Government has enabled a Victims Compensation Fund to facilitate speedy remedial measures for victims of such abuse.

7. Furthermore, several officials of Government have engaged the protesters at multiple fora and platforms including the social media in order to ensure that concerns of protesters are properly identified and responded to in a prompt and efficient manner with necessary feedback.

8. Government had also at various times drawn the attention of the protesters to the troubling hijack of the protests by individuals whose only interest is to inflict violence on the people of the state.

9. In the past 48 hours there have been incidents of gang-rape, robberies, physical assaults on innocent people, looting and burning of a police station. These acts of brigandage are not in consonance with the legitimate aspirations of the protesters. It cannot be logical to seek to remedy impunity with impunity.

10. Government therefore cannot afford to watch a deliberate enthronement of anarchy by some bad elements who have hijacked the protest for some clandestine reasons.

11. Consequently, the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, hereby imposes a 24-hour curfew on all parts of the State starting from 10.00 pm tonight, Tuesday, October, 20, 2020.

12. Only essential workers and service providers with valid means of identifications are allowed to move around during the period of the curfew.

13. Any person found on the street that does not belong to this category, would be promptly arrested and prosecuted according to the laws of Ekiti State.

14. We seek the understanding of the good people of Ekiti State as we continue to take deliberate steps towards ensuring that peace and normalcy return to our state.”

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Davido speaks on the events of the past 48 hours



Davido speaks on the events of the past 48 hours

Nigerian superstar, Davido has said criminals are responsible for the attack on two Correctional Centres in Benin City, Edo State.

Davido made the claim while absolving End SARS protesters of involvement in the attacks.

The singer pointed out that no amount of mischief would stop the protest against police brutality and bad governance.

Davido made the remark while condemning the attack on two Correctional Centres in Benin City, Edo State.

The hoodlums had attacked the facilities and freed some inmates.

Reacting, the singer in a series of tweets wrote: “After seeing all that’s gone on today I just want to say that from the beginning we have preached that the protest must remain peaceful and Law Abiding and as far as I know we have kept to that! And we will continue to keep to that so the narrative can NOT be switched up on us!

“The people they claim broke into prisons to free convicted criminals, burn police stations to steal weapons, damage police, government, and private vehicles are Criminals and everybody must condemn these acts. They are not part of our movement !

“#EndSars is a peaceful and law abiding protest that is going somewhere great! And no mischief can scatter it!”

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Address Nigerians over #EndSARS protests – Senate urges Buhari



Address Nigerians over #EndSARS protests – Senate urges Buhari

The Nigerian Senate has called on President Buhari to urgently address the nation so as to douse the tension in the country.

This comes as hoodlums continue to carry out various attacks on #EndSARS protesters and others in some parts of the country.

The Senators made the call for President Buhari to speak to the Nation after a motion was moved by Senator Biodun Olujimi and co-sponsored by all Senators on the ongoing nationwide protests believed to have been hijacked by hoodlums.

Part of the resolution of the Senators after deliberation include:

-Urge all tiers of government to put in place and sustain policies of social economic reforms that raise the standard of lives of our people;

-Call upon the Police to operate strictly in accordance with the rules of engagement appropriate in a democratic environment;

-Urge the Inspector General of Police to ensure a holistic comprehensive reforms of the police to increase the overall welfare including training and medical insurance of all members of the Nigeria Police Force

-Appeal to all Nigerians to resort to use of legal institutions to resolve disputes and conflicts;

-Urge the Nigerian youths and the Nigerian citizens to approach the National Assembly Committees Constitution and Reforms in order to secure far-reaching holistic amendments that are vital to the restructuring of our federation

-Urge the Federal Government to faithfully and comprehensively implement all the five demands of the #EndSARS movement and protesters with necessary timelines to rekindle confidence in government

-Appeal to #EndSARS movement and protesters to kindly in the interest of everyone stop their actions and embrace genuine dialogue; 7. Urge Mr. President to address the nation as soon as possible on these issues.

-Police should make it a duty to accompany protesters and should be involved in protecting genuine protesters.

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