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Police parade 27 armed robbers in Lagos



The Lagos State Police Command  arrested 27 persons, in connection with various crimes committed in the state.

The criminals were presented by the Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, to  newsmen at the Command’s premises in Ikeja on Tuesday, he said they were picked up at different locations in the state.

Imohimi said that five suspects were arrested for conspiracy and stealing of street lights and Nitel cables.

“On Jan. 11, the Operatives of the command intercepted five suspects, Mohammed Rabiu 41, Musiliu Iyanda 35, Musa Ibrahim 32, Sherrif Usman 22 and David Okpako; 28 in possession of NITEL cables at Fatai Atere street, Mushin.

“When the information got to the police, they swooped on the hoodlums who were cutting cables buried underground and five of them were arrested.

“Recovered from them are one unregistered Mack truck containing 15 long pieces of cables, a mercury space wagon vehicle with registration number RSA 686 AJ containing two heavy-duty batteries and three jack chains.

“During investigation the suspects confessed that they have been vandalising NITEL cables for a while.

“This has become worrisome because this syndicate is operating around Lagos, they are not only stealing NITEL cables but also cables that take care of infrastructures such as streetlights and they are sabotaging the government’s efforts.

“An armed robber who disguised as a lunatic but actually carries out a robbery at Anifowose area of Ikeja was also arrested.

“The suspected armed robber identified as Ogundeyi Olayinka of No.12 Ayuba Adewale street, Ajao Estate, Lagos, was arrested by policemen attached to Central Division who have been observing his behaviour for a while.

“A pistol; POS machine; 3 tokens belonging to First Bank and Zenith Bank; 2 Identity Cards belonging to different people; a bunch of keys of various sizes; a live tortoise; Tecno cell phone; ladies bangles; different types of chains; laptop charger, and wristwatches were recovered from him.

“The suspect could not give satisfactory account of himself or why he had all these items with him,” he said.

The commissioner also disclosed the arrest of Miss Munachi Gift, 32, who specialises in the illegal printing of national security documents.

“She was arrested at her business centre at 16 Alonge Ojo Ibede road. Fake documents recovered from her are two fake Driver’s Licence; two fake Voter Cards; one fake Statement of Result from Federal College of Education, Uyo.

“Other items are fake Degree course result from Enugu State School of Science and Technology, Enugu; fake WASSCE; fake First School Leaving Certificate, one computer and one printer,” he said.

He said the command also arrested a wanted armed robber, Mutu Azeez on Dec. 16 2017.

Imohimi said during interrogation, Azeez confessed to being involved in series of armed robbery operation within Egbeda, Akowonjo, Iyana-Ipaja areas.

“The suspect revealed that most of the robberies that they carried out were perpetrated with the use of commercial motorcycle.

“Items recovered from him include; one locally made gun and one Infinix cell phone which must have been stolen.

“On Jan. 15, the operatives of the command arrested members of a gang that attacked one Abubakar Jubril at Rural Street, Mile 12 Lagos, and dispossessed him of his motorcycle at gunpoint.

“A locally made pistol and four live cartridges were recovered from them,” the commissioner said.

He said investigation had begun after which all the suspects would be charged to court.

Source: (NAN)

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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.

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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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