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Suspected Drug Addict Beats Father To Death

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A 21-year-old suspected drug addict, identified as Muhammed Yusuf, has allegedly committed patricide by beating his septuagenarian father, Alhaji Ibrahim Yusuf, to death.

The suspect was said to have been alone with the father when he allegedly committed the crime at St. Mary Primary School area of Lokoja on Wednesday night.

According to one of the neighbors, Miss Bello Nana, the boy had been misbehaving since Wednesday morning and she urged the father to report him to the police and get him arrested to avoid problems.

She said that the suspect, a Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSSC) holder who had vehemently refused to further his education despite efforts by the father, had taken to drugs.

Nana said on the fateful day, she went to work around 4 pm to close by 12 midnight but closed at 10 pm and decided to go home but “When I came home, I knocked the gate and nobody opened it.”

She said that when she opened the gate herself and let herself into the house with her spare key and asked of Baba, the suspect said the septuagenarian was not around.

Knowing that the old man does not go out anything after 6 pm and that Baba would always lock his door, she asked the young man where Baba had gone.

“He answered from Baba’s room and knowing that Baba don’t normally allow him to enter his room, I became suspicious of what he was doing there and I immediately called my fiance.

“We called Baba’s phone number but it was switched off”, she said, adding that this made them to go to the police to lodge a complaint and came back to the house with policemen.

“When we entered the room Baba was lying in a pool of blood still breathing, that was how we rushed him to the hospital. This morning, we heard the news that Baba is dead,” Nana narrated.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Williams Aya (DSP), said the suspect had been arrested.

“We got information yesterday around 9 p.m. that the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of ‘A’ Division Police Station, Lokoja received a distress call that Muhammad Yusuf, 21-year-old of behind St. Mary Primary School, Lokoja, attacked and injured his father.

“The police moved to the scene where they met the victim Yusuf Ibrahim in a pool of his blood with serious injury on his head.

“He was rushed to the Specialist Hospital, Lokoja, for treatment and the suspect was arrested.

“But today, around 9:30 am, one of the victim’s sons came to the station and reported that their father had died while receiving treatment.

“So, the Police went there, took photographs and deposited the body at the mortuary for autopsy”, he said, adding that investigation into the matter has commenced.

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Court Remands 2 Men For Alleged Armed Robbery, Rape

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A Makurdi Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday remanded two men, Edward Abah and Eric Unogwu at the correctional centre, Makurdi for alleged armed robbery and rape.

The accused of No. 327 Jakande Estate, Lagos were charged for robbing some residents of New Kanshio Layout, Makurdi and raping a 22-year old lady, Nguevese Vembe.

They are charged for criminal conspiracy, armed robbery, rape and acts of terrorism.

When the case came up, the presiding Chief Magistrate, Mr Vincent Kor did not take the plea of the defendants for want of jurisdiction.

Kor adjourned the matter until Feb 3, 2022 for further mention.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Sgt. Godwin Ato had told the court that on Oct 18, 2021, a report was brought to the police.

Ato said that Victor Nyamtamen, Charity Ochai, Margaret Samoh and Nguevese Vembe of New Kanshio Layout, Makurdi jointly reported at ‘B’ Division Police Station, Makurdi that they were robbed.

“They stated that on Oct. 17, five armed men broke into their various compounds, held them hostage, and robbed them of valuable items worth millions of naira.

“They further stated that the armed men also raped Nguevese and fled away with a Toyota Corolla with registration number BWR 299 BF valued N2.5 million.

“The robbers also stole a Lexus Jeep 330 with registration number AAA 03 DW valued N3 million being properties of the complainants,” he said.

The Prosecutor said that the defendants were later arrested for committing the offences.

He said that their offences contravened sections 6(b) 1(1)(2)(a)(b) of the Robbery and Firearms Act, 2004, 284 of the Penal Code of Benue, 2004.

Their offences also contravened section 4(2) of the Abduction, Hostage-Taking, Kidnapping, Secret Cult and Similar Activities Prohibition Law of Benue, 2017

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#EndSARS Report: Buhari Is Waiting For The White Paper – Adesina

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Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari is waiting for the White Paper from the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses and other matters.

He made this known in an interview on Channels TV, monitored by Crystal News

It would be recalled that the panel, on Monday, November 15, 2021, submitted its report to the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

The governor then set up a four-member committee for a White Paper report which will be submitted within the next two weeks for the Lagos State Executive Council to consider.

Adesina, during an interview on Channels Television’s Breakfast Programme, Sunrise Daily, on Monday, said the Federal Government awaits the White Paper report.

He said the areas that concern the state will be left for the state while those with Federal nature will be handled by the Federal Government.

#EndSARS Report: Buhari Is Waiting For The White Paper – Adesina

“What would happen is that when the states come up with pronouncements on that panel report, that would then be of interest to the Federal Government.

“Definitely, when the reports come out, the ones that are Federal in nature will be considered. There are some things that would be Federal in nature, the Federal Government would tackle that but things that are state in nature, the state government will handle.

“There is an Attorney General of the Federation who will advise and the needful would be done,” Adesina said.

On if some states have submitted their report to the Federal Government, he said, “I am not quite sure of that, but I know that areas that would affect the Federal Government will be looked into by the Federal Government.”

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Police Arrest Suspects Who Laid Siege On Justice Odili’s House In Abuja

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The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has arrested a group of 14 persons who allegedly posed as security personnel and raided the home of Supreme Court Justice Mary Odili.

This was disclosed on Thursday by the Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba while parading them at the Force Headquarters Annex, Garki, Abuja.

Frank Mba said seven others are still at large and security operatives are in pursuit.

One of the arrested persons includes a fake Chief Superintendent of Police identified as Lawrence Ajojo who reportedly led the team.

Police Arrest Suspects Who Laid Siege On Justice Odili’s House In Abuja

According to Mba, those arrested are criminals from various professional backgrounds.

He said: “The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) ordered a comprehensive investigation into the incident.

“Earlier on, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice had also submitted a written petition into the office of the IGP, requesting a robust and discreet investigation into the matter, with the aim of unravelling the identities of the persons involved, their motives, and perhaps, the authorities, if any, behind them.

“The case was subsequently handed over to the force intelligence bureau on the instruction of the IGP.”

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