How Dankwanbo was nearly kidnapped.

A former governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwambo, has reportedly escaped being kidnapped on the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway.

The incident happened on Tuesday evening, according to one of his aides, Ibrahim Y. Tanko, who posted a video of the incident on his Twitter handle @MrYTanko.

The video was recorded by the ex-governor’s security aides, Tanko said; adding that Dankwambo was travelling to Abuja when the incident happened.

 

“Time was around 4:35pm on Tuesday and His Excellency was travelling in a convoy to Abuja.

“The kidnappers blocked the Abuja-Kaduna express road, but the security men in our convoy gave them a chase.

“The hoodlums still managed to abduct about seven people, though,” the aide narrated.

 

Another aide who wished to remain anonymous told journalists that Dankwambo’s convoy ran into the kidnappers while they operated on the highway, and that his security details fired into the air and dispersed the criminals.

He disclosed that the bandits killed three persons in the process.

Other road users who witnessed the incident also said that the gunmen mounted a barricade around Olam Farm, where they carried out the kidnap and killed some travellers who ran into them.

 

“The gunmen blocked the expressway and shot at passing drivers.

“They kidnapped many people and ran into the forest with them,” the eyewitness, a commercial bus driver said.

He added that there were three dead bodies on the road, while fleeing drivers and other road users left their vehicles on the road.

The encounter lasted about 30 minutes, the driver said, adding that it was a narrow escape for him and his passengers.

“I was among the drivers that narrowly escaped the attack while driving with my passengers from Abuja to Kaduna,” the driver, who identified himself as Sani, added.

See the video posted by one of the ex-governor’s aides on the incident:

KD-Abuja road is still a danger zone. kidnappers blocked the road and were in the process of kidnapping passengers when Former Gombe Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo’s convoy arrived the scene but they went away with seven people. A video from one of his security. pic.twitter.com/DFtysYmqz1

— Ibrahim Y. Tanko (@MrYTanko) August 27, 2019

 

 

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Why neighbors are not aware of notorious kidnapper’s arrest Kano State?

Following the arrest of notorious kidnapper Hamisu Bala Wadume, residents of Hotoro Layin Mai Allo and Yandodo Hotorol in Nassarawa local government area of Kano state claimed they were unaware that the suspected criminal was arrested in their neighbourhood, The Nation reports.
Wadume was trailed to his hide out in Hotoro Layin Mai Allo, where he was arrested by police operatives and consequently taken to the force headquarters in Abuja for questioning.
The news outlet reports that many residents said they were unaware of his presence and arrest by security operatives.

”I am not aware of any arrest in this area,” a petty trader was quoted to have said.

 

”You know there is no how we the ordinary people would know what was going on had it been that there was gun shot, we could have been attracted by that but since the operatives carried out the task silently there was no how people could be aware of the incident,” his neighbor, Malam Mohammed ldris was also quoted to have said.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Nigeria Police Force disclosed that suspected kidnap kingpin in Taraba state, Hamisu Bala Wadume, was re-arrested by its operatives.

 

This was disclosed on Tuesday, August 20, by the police spokesperson Frank Mba.

He said Wadume was re-arrested in his hideout at Layin Mai Allo Hotoro area of Kano state in the late hours of Monday, August 19.

 

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How a Nigerian listed as the Forbes one of the 100 most influential African was arrested by FBI.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the United States has apprehended a Nigerian serial entrepreneur identified as Obinwanne (Invictus Obi) Okeke.
Legit.ng gathers that Okeke, who was listed among Forbes 100 Most Influential Young Africans 2018, was arrested by the FBI over $12m fraud.

The FBI did a thorough investigation on the criminal activities of the Nigerian entrepreneur, which led to his arrest by the law enforcement agency.

 

Social media has been agog with the report of the arrest, as some Nigerians condemned the fraudulent act of the entrepreneur, while others called on the Nigerian security agencies to learn from the FBI.

Okeke was alongside three others, nominated for the most prestigious award for African businessmen/entrepreneurs, the All African Business Leaders Award for Young Business Leader (West Africa).

 

Obi has investment in real estate development, energy and construction. His company, Invictus Group, operates in three African countries, which include Nigeria, South Africa, and Zambia.

In his reaction to the arrest, the head of the Presidency Office of Digital Engagement, Tolu Ogunlesi, advised aspiring fraudsters to have a change of mind, saying if the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) does not arrest them, the FBI will.

 

He tweetd:

 

“If you’re a practicing or aspiring Yahoo Boy, please read this affidavit well. If EFCC doesn’t get you, FBI will. They’ve both ramped up their clampdown on computer and wire fraud.”

Below are other reactions:

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Lagos zonal office, arrested the proprietor of a Yahoo Yahoo training school in Lagos, Frank Chinedu.

Chinedu, 22, according to the anti-graft agency, was arrested alongside eight students of the unnamed training centre located at 14, Animashaun street, Progressive Estate, Ojodu Berger, Lagos, while receiving lectures in internet fraud activities.

The suspected internet fraudsters were arrested under cover on May 22, 2019, following intelligence reports received by the commission about their involvement in alleged criminal activities.

 

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How Neymar denied rape allegations against him for five hours.

Neymar testified to Brazilian prosecutors for five hours on Thursday in the wake of rape allegations made by a 26-year-old woman.

Najila Trindade accused the Paris Saint-Germain of star of raping her in a Paris hotel, calling the May 15 incident “an assault together with rape”.

The winger has vehemently denied the allegations levied against him, and has not been charged with any crime by Brazilian authorities.

On Thursday, Neymar provided testimony to Sao Paulo authorities for five hours before making a statement to the press.

“I will be brief… I just want to thank the support and care from all those had sent me messages,” Neymar said.

“And to say that I am calm. The truth will appear, soon or later. The only wish I have right now is that this case end as fast as possible”.

 

Before Neymar’s statement, the three prosecutors who interrogated him also made a brief statement of their own – in Portuguese – to the local media.

“He answered all the questions. From now on, the commissioner Juliana Bussacos will take other actions needed to conclude the investigation.

“As the inquiry is confidential, we cannot say anything about these actions. He answered all the questions in a satisfactory way. He denied the crime”.

The Brazil star had previously spoken with Rio de Janeiro police over his publication of videos and messages allegedly of his accuser to his Instagram account without her approval.

Neymar’s father claimed he preferred “an internet crime to rape” and said the images were censored and the name of the woman not revealed.

 

After testifying for that investigation at the Virtual Crimes precinct on Thursday, Neymar thanked fans for their support while his lawyer, Maira Fernandes, claims to be confident her client will be found innocent.

Neymar was expected to lead Brazil in this summer’s Copa America, but suffered an ankle injury against Qatar in a pre-tournament friendly that saw him removed from the match after just 21 minutes.

He has since been replaced by Chelsea winger Willian, with PSG saying he is expected to be out of action for up to four weeks.

Brazil are set to begin the Copa America on Friday against Bolivia.

 

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Jilted lover sets girlfriend’s family members ablaze, kills five

A man, Deji Adenuga, a.k.a. Dakar, on Tuesday allegedly set eight family members of his estranged girlfriend ablaze on Adetuwo Street, Igbodigo town, in the Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State.
PUNCH Metro gathered that five of the victims had given up the ghost, while three others were receiving treatment at the Trauma Centre, Ondo town, Ondo State.

A source told our correspondent that Adenuga was dating a girl in the family, identified only as Titi; but she later called off the relationship.

In retaliation, the suspect was alleged to have set the room where the family lived ablaze.

 

The source said, “What happened today (Tuesday) was shocking. The man (Adenuga) almost wiped out an entire family early this morning.

“He was angry because the girl (Titi) he was dating said she was no more interested in the relationship. In order to deal with the girl, he poured petrol in the room where all members of her family were sleeping and set them ablaze.

“He actually missed his target because the girl was not in the room at the time he set the room ablaze.

“Eight members of the family were severely burnt. Five of them have been confirmed dead, while the remaining three were rushed to the Trauma Centre, Ondo, where they are receiving treatment.”

 

The source noted that the suspect fled the town after the act, adding that his whereabouts was unknown to residents.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer of the Ondo State Police Command, Mr Femi Joseph, said the police had begun investigation into the incident.

“We are on the trail of the suspect, while investigation has commenced into the matter. We will soon arrest him,” Joseph said.

 

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10 dead, 30 children hurt as Nigeria policeman rams car into crowd

Ten people were killed and more than 30 injured when a policeman rammed his carinto a group of children during an Easter procession in northeast Nigeria, before being killed himself by the angry crowd, witnesses and police sources told AFP Monday.
The deadly incident happened late Sunday when the off-duty policeman ploughed his car into a procession celebrating Easter in Gombe, state police spokeswoman Mary Mallum said.

“Ten people were killed, including the policeman and a paramilitary member who was with him,” Mallum said.

“We learnt the policeman and his friend who were not in uniform were attacked and killed by the angry crowd,” she said.

“Another 30 children were injured and are currently in hospital while the investigation is ongoing,” Mallum said.

According to witnesses at the scene contacted by AFP, the driver deliberately drove the car into the crowd following an altercation over the procession blocking the road.

“The driver of the car had a heated argument with the children before they made way for him to pass, only for him, in a fit of rage, to turn and drive into them,” said Isaac Kwadang, head of the Boys Brigade in Gombe.

“He did it on purpose,” Kwadang said.

Religious processions are common by Christian and Muslim adherents during festivities and religious observances in Nigeria in which roads are blocked, causing traffic chaos.

In December 2016 at least 13 Muslim school children were killed when a bus skidded off the road and rammed into a procession marking the birthday of Prophet Mohammed in Malam Side village, 20 kilometres from Gombe.

 

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Cultists on the rampage in Lagos, behead two, kill three others

Residents of Alasiya in Abraham Adesanya Estate area, in the Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State, were thrown into panic on Sunday as a suspected clash by rival cults left five corpses on the streets.
Eyewitnesses, who spoke to PUNCH Metro, said the clash started around midnight, adding that two of the five corpses were beheaded.

 

It was gathered that one victim was shot dead, another was slaughtered and the last one was butchered to death.

It was learnt that the police were able to recover four corpses because the family of one of the victims refused to release his remains.

A resident, Black Che, said he heard multiple gunshots around midnight.

The Enugu State indigene said, “Last night, when we were inside the factory around midnight, we heard gunshots. But when we came out this morning, we saw five corpses. The police evacuated four corpses but the last corpse was not released to them, because the family of the person who was killed prevented them from taking his corpse away.

“Two of the corpses that I saw were beheaded; another one was shot dead and his assailants slit his throat; another was slaughtered; and the last one was butchered. The corpses were dumped at different locations around the Alasiya bus stop.

“One dead body was by the road divider at General Paint; one was in front of the bus stop; another was in front of a school; one was not far from the Total filling station; while the last one was by the recycling area around the bus stop.”

A security guard, Uka Kalu, said when he heard the gunshots around midnight, he immediately closed the gate of the company he was hired to secure, adding that he was surprised to learn of the death of five people in the morning.

He said, “I was inside when I started hearing gunshots and the noise of people. I came out to observe what was going on. When I got outside, I asked the people I saw what was going on and what they told me was that some people who disembarked from a vehicle were the ones shouting. I immediately got inside and locked the gate.

“It was in the morning that we realised that the noise was in connection with the killing of five people, and when one of our workers visited the scene, he came back saying the sight was gory.”

A welder, Isiak Adebayo, while condemning the rate at which youths were killing themselves in the name of cultism, charged security agents to restore normalcy in the area.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said four corpses that were probably dumped in the area were recovered, adding that the command had commenced investigation into the matter.

“Four corpses were recovered from the scene of the incident and what we are suspecting is a cult supremacy fight. We have launched an investigation into the case,” Elkana said.

 

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Mbire men rape daughters in bizarre rituals

DISTURBING reports have surfaced from some remote parts of Mbire district in Mashonaland Central where some fathers are allegedly raping their daughters and forcing them into incestuous relationships which they believe guarantees them a bumper crop harvest.
This came to light following increased cases of rape presented at the chiefs’ courts and also of young girls turning up pregnant at health facilities. These remote areas are far from police posts and clinics so chiefs’ courts are their only source of justice.

“Ward 2 has the most reported cases of incest involving fathers and their daughters. And according to some of the victims, they are being forced to be intimate with their fathers,” Fadzisai Mawunganidze of Katswe Sistahood said.

There is widespread belief – perpetuated by traditional healers – in the area that a greater yield is achieved when the father becomes intimate with his daughters.

“Some of the girls fall pregnant and that is when the crime is revealed, but because they are cut off from clinics and police posts it becomes difficult to report,” she said.

 

As part of their interventions, Katswe Sistahood and other stakeholders are now engaging the local leadership and other government officials to raise awareness on issues like teen pregnancies and child marriages, which are rampant in the area.

“We also highlight the importance of accessing health services such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and emergency contraceptive methods when there are such cases,” she said.

PEP involves taking antiretroviral medicines after being potentially exposed to HIV to prevent infection. PEP must be started within 72 hours after a recent possible exposure to HIV.

Meanwhile, rape cases in Zimbabwe have been on the increase over the years and last year a report from the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency revealed that 7 394 cases had been reported in the first quarter of 2017.

There were also reports that 24 women were raped everyday with 60% of the cases involving children below the age of 18.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) recently warned female vendors and those commuting at night to be wary of rapists who were posing as prospective customers or commuters.

In a Twitter post, the ZRP urged the women to be vigilant, saying they had noticed a trend where women were being waylaid in secluded places.

 

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Policeman, 8 others die in Ondo bank robbery

No fewer than seven persons yesterday lost their lives in a bank robbery that lasted for about one hour in Ido-Ani, headquarters of Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State.
The robbers, who attacked a branch of an old generation bank in the town, carted away an undisclosed amount of money. The robbers, Daily Sun gathered, drove a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) to the bank and went straight to the banking hall, causing serious tension within the bank premises.

Sources in the town revealed that five officials of the bank and two customers were killed by the robbers, while one of the robbers was shot dead by the police. Also, it was learnt that a police officer was killed by the robbers during the operation which threw the town into serious tension.

Besides, many customers and officials of the bank were beaten to pulp by the robbers, while efforts to avert the robbery by the police failed.

The police public relations officer in the state, Mr Femi Joseph, who confirmed the incident, said he could not give details of the incident yet.

However, it was learnt that the armed bandits numbering six shot sporadically into the air when they stormed the town apparently to scare away the people after which they moved to the bank.

Police operatives were said to have tried to prevent the robbery but could not withstand the firepower of the robbers.

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American tourist Kimberly Sue Endicott rescued from kidnappers in Uganda, authorities say

An Orange County woman and her driver who were kidnapped at gunpoint by a group of men in a Uganda national park last week have been rescued from their captors, authorities said Sunday.

Kimberly Sue Endicott, 56, an aesthetician from Costa Mesa, and her driver, Congolese national Jean-Paul Mirenge Remezo, were rescued by security services, the Ugandan government tweeted. No other details about their rescue were available.

Their kidnappers had demanded a $500,000 ransom for their release.

Endicott was traveling in a car on an evening game drive with Remezo and two other tourists in the national park on Tuesday when four men held them at gunpoint. The other tourists, an elderly couple, escaped, but the gunmen took Endicott and Remezo, said Uganda deputy police spokeswoman Polly Namaye.

 

The tour vehicle, which belongs to Wild Frontiers Uganda, was left parked and the kidnappers took the key, Namaye said.

Pam Lopez, who met Endicott through her work as an aesthetician, said it was her friend’s lifelong dream to go on safari in Africa to see gorillas. Lopez had been following Endicott’s trip through photos her friend posted on Instagram. One image she posted showed four armed soldiers who were guarding the group.

Ugandan police said Wednesday that they had dispatched an elite group of police officers, military personnel and wildlife authority officials to assist in the search. The park’s Ishasha Wilderness Camp area, where the ambush occurred, is a popular tourist destination close to the border with Congo. Joint security teams have cut off all exit areas on the border between Uganda and Congo to search for Endicott and the tour guide.

Uganda recorded a surge in kidnapping cases last year, prompting street protests by activists who said security agencies weren’t doing enough to protect residents. However, officials recently stressed that it is unusual for a tourist to be kidnapped in Uganda, which has a thriving tourism industry stemming from its wildlife and national parks.

The northern part of the park remains open to tourists, but the U.S. Embassy has warned Americans in the area to be careful.

Endicott, who has had an aesthetician’s license since 1998, runs a skin care business in Costa Mesa. A review from a customer posted on the business’ website highlights Endicott’s professional talent and also describes her as a “wonderful and caring person.”

 

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Imo pupil kills female classmate for rejecting advances

Tragedy struck in Umuoli Ikpem in the Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State on Thursday after a 16-year-old Senior Secondary School Three pupil, Chibuzo Ohaneme, stabbed his female classmate, Olamma Ekwebelem, to death.

The tragedy, our correspondent learnt, has attracted public outcry in the community.

A village source told our correspondent that Ohaneme was irked that Ekwebelem had repeatedly turned down his relationship proposal to her.

City Round gathered that while the murderer hails from Umuohum Umuna in the Onuimo LGA of the state, the slain teenager, who was to sit for Senior Secondary Certificate Examination in June, hailed from Ikpem.

 

The source said, “The boy and the girl are classmates and of the same age. The boy had repeatedly asked her out but she refused.

“She reported the boy’s disturbances to her parents, who reprimanded him but he kept on disturbing the girl.

“Frustrated, the boy ambushed the girl and stabbed her to death. The community was about setting the boy’s father’s house ablaze when the police intervened.”

When contacted, the police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the incident, stating that the suspect had been arrested.

He said “One Chibuzo Ohaneme of Umuohum Umuna, Onuimo LGA was arrested for the murder of his friend, Olamma Ekwebelem of Umuoli Ikpem.

“The suspect stabbed the victim in her stomach and she died. As I speak to you, the case file and the suspect have been transferred to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Owerri, for further investigation.”

 

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Ailing nurse alleges to having swapped 5,000 babies within 12 years for fun

Elizabeth Mwewa confessed her sins on her hospital bed

  • The former nurse who is suffering from cancer revealed she exchanged about 5,000 babies while working at the hospital

  • Mwewa added that it became a habit and she used to do it for fun

  • The sick nurse asked God for forgiveness

Nurses are seen as caregivers in the hospital and patients are supposed to feel safe and taken care of in their charge.

However, some nurses have proven to be the devil in human form.

 
I swapped about 5,000 Babies in 12 years I worked in maternity ward at UTH – Elizabeth Mwewa

A Zambian nurse, Elizabeth Mwewa, has confessed her sins on her sick bed as she asked God for forgiveness, Zambian Observer reported.

The nurse who used to work at The University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Zambia confessed that she has exchanged over 5000 babies during 12 years of service.

 

“I have terminal cancer and I know I will be dying soon. I wish to confess my sins before God and before all the affected people especially those who were giving birth at UTH during my service,” she said.

According to the elderly woman, she is now born again and did not want to hide anything that would stop her from visiting the land of honey and milk.

” I have nothing to hide, In the 12 years I worked in the maternity ward at UTH, I swapped close to 5000 babies,” she confessed.

Mwewa added that it became a habit and she used to do it for fun which has now acknowledged that she has sinned against God and Zambians and would want them to forgive her.

“I know I sinned against God and may he forgive me for that. I am also asking Zambians to forgive me for the evil things I was doing to innocent children. I have caused some faithful couples to divorce after going for DNA Tests,” she said.

She also put the blame on the devil whom she claimed was using her to commit the sins she’s most regretful now.

“I have caused many mothers to breastfeed children who are not theirs biologically. I don’t want to go to Hell for that, Am really sorry I have sinned alot. Please forgive me,” she begged.

Mwewa also added that kids born between 1983 to 1995 at the hospital should check themselves particularly if they look different from their other siblings.

“If you were born in UTH between the years 1983 to 1995 chances are your parents may not be your biological parents. I had developed a habit of swapping newly born babies just for fun,” she said.

So take a good look at your siblings, if for example everyone is light and you are darkie… you are that child and I am really sorry for that,” she added.

It is strange how someone can think swapping babies is fun.

 

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