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Police arrests ‘mad man’ for robbery, recovers PoS, phone



A suspected robber, identified as Olayinka Ogundamiro, who allegedly disguised as a mentally derailed person, has been apprehended by the police.

Ogundamiro, was arrested on Monday at Anifowoshe, Ikeja Along, Lagos State, with two bags containing a Tecno phone, a PoS terminal, tokens, a toy gun, a bunch of keys, a live tortoise and a laptop charger, among others.

It was  learnt that residents of the area became suspicious of Ogundamiro’s movements around the neighborhood and alerted the police at the MAN Centre division.

He reportedly threw away a SIM card found on him as some policemen approached the area to arrest him.

Ogundamiro was paraded on Tuesday at the state police command headquarters in Ikeja by the Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi.

A policeman from the station, who was at the parade, said several calls had come into the suspect’s Techno phone, saying he was merely pretending to be mad.



The suspect, who also identified himself as a Rastafarian, said the claim that he disguised as a mad man “was a big exaggeration.”

He, however, spoke incoherently afterwards.

The CP, Imohimi, said operatives swooped on Ogundamiro after closely observing him, adding that his display of lunacy was concocted.

He said, “A suspected robber who disguised around town as a mad man was caught on Monday aroud 3pm. When he was arrested and searched, the following items were recovered from him: a toy pistol, a PoS terminal, three tokens belonging to First Bank and Zenith Bank, two ID cards, a bunch of keys, a live tortoise, a Tecno phone, bangles, chains, a laptop charger and wristwatches.

“He could not give a satisfactory account of himself and why he had all the items in his possession. Investigation is ongoing and he will be charged to court.”

The CP said one Gift Munachi, a member of a syndicate, who allegedly specialised with others in printing fake documents, had been arrested.

He said the 32-year-old woman was arrested at her business centre in the Ojo area of the state, based on a credible intelligence report.

He said, “Two fake driving licences, two voter cards, one fake result from the Federal College of Education, Uyo, fake statement of degree results from the University of Science and Technology, Enugu, fake West African Senior School Certificate Examination results, fake first leaving certificates and a printer were recovered from her. Investigation is in progress.”

Imohim also paraded two suspected kidnappers, Sunday Igwe, 28, and Chukwuemeka Bright, 23, for allegedly abducting a woman, Mildred Mbajiorgu, in the Ajah area of the state.

The suspects were said to have been apprehended by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad while escaping with the victim.

The woman was reportedly waylaid on Peace Estate, Abijo Elemoro, Ajah, on January 10, 2018, around 10pm and whisked away in a Golf car.

The CP said a Good Samaritan chased the fleeing kidnappers with a car and hit the Golf car to stop them.

“The Golf car driver lost control, resulting in a serious accident. All the occupants of the car and the victim sustained varying degrees of injury and were rushed to a hospital for treatment.

“The two gang members were arrested, while others escaped. A locally-made cut-to-size pistol used during the operation was recovered from them,” he added.

Igwe, who confessed to the crime, said he joined the kidnapping gang in order to raise money to start business at Alaba market.

He said, “We had been trailing the woman (Mbajiorgu) for about five hours. When she was about to make a U-turn, we pounced on her and dragged her out of her car into our own and zoomed off.”

Bright said they were taking the woman into the creeks, where other members of the gang were hiding.

Source: ( Punch Newspaper )

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Akeredolu: There’s A Serious Security Crisis In Ondo



Akeredolu: There’s A Serious Security Crisis In Ondo

Governor Akeredolu

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has expressed that there is a serious security crisis in Ondo State.

He made this remark while lamenting the murder of a monarch in the state, Olufon of Ifon in Ose local government, Oba Isreal Adeusi, who was killed by suspected kidnappers.

In a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, Akeredolu described the incident as a sad one for the State.

Also Read: Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

The governor described the act as a heinous crime that is too heavy and unbearable.

He said he has directed security agencies, especially the Nigeria Police, to fish out the perpetrators of the crime.

Akeredolu also vowed to do all he can to unravel those behind the act and make them face the full wrath of the law.

He advised that caution should be exercised from making public reference in statements or utterances in respect of the “great loss.”


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Nigeria’s Economy May Emerge From Recession In 2021 Q1, Says Emefiele



 Nigeria’s Economy May Emerge From Recession In 2021 Q1, Says Emefiele

CBN Governor – Godwin Emefiele

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has predicted that the nation’s economy may emerge from recession in the first quarter of 2021.

Recall that some days ago, Nigeria entered into recession for the second time since 2016.

CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, made the prediction on Friday during the 55th annual Bankers Dinner which held in Lagos.

He expressed that the expected economic growth was two per cent.

Also Read: Nigeria Will Exit Recession By First Quarter Of 2021 – Finance Minister

Emefiele said, “With the sustained implementation of our intervention measures, we do expect that the Nigerian economy could emerge from the recession by the first quarter of 2021.”

“We also expect that growth in 2021 would attain 2.0 per cent. However, downside risks remain, as restoration of full economic activities, particularly in service-related sectors, remains uncertain until a COVID vaccine is produced and made available to millions of people across the world.

“Second, with the significant rise in cases in advanced markets and the imposition of lockdowns in parts of Europe, concerns remain on the impact this could have on growth in advanced economies, commodity prices and the financial markets.”

He also called for measures to “insulate our economy from the impact of these shocks through our diversification efforts, while also working to ensure that we adhere to safety protocols in order to prevent a surge in COVID-19 related cases, as this could further cripple economic activities.

This prediction by the apex bank echoes the projection of the Minister for Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, who stated that Nigeria would exit recession in the first quarter of 2021.


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Shehu Sani Reacts To Hisbah’s Call For Scrapping Of Black Friday



Shehu Sani Reacts To Hisbah's Call For Scrapping Of Black Friday

Shehu Sani

Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has reacted to the call for the scrapping of the popular ‘Black Friday’sales by the Kano State Hisbah Board.

Recall that earlier on Friday, the board asked a radio station, demanding that it stops using the word “Black Friday” to refer to Friday.

Also Read: TECNO Stormed Computer Village with BBNaija’s OZO to Wrap up its Black Friday Sales Activities

The board explained that since Friday is regarded as a holy day in Islam, tagging it “Black Friday” is derogatory and a thus, should not be condoned.

Reacting to the statement, the former lawmaker from Kaduna described the threat by the Hisbah board as ‘nonsensical.”

He wrote:

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