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Nigerian Man, Donald Okonkwo, Wants UK To Repatriate IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu

Sahara Reporters - 26 August 2019 - 11:56pm

IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu

IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu


A Nigerian, Donald Okonkwo, has filed a lawsuit praying a federal high court in Abuja to compel the British High Commission to arrest and repatriate the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, to Nigeria.

The suit was filed on Monday.

The UK embassy in Nigeria, the Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, are the respondents to the suit.

Okonkwo alleged that violent activities of Kanu and other IPOB members which included the recent attack on Senator Ike Ekweremadu in Germany, and the threat by the group to attack President Muhammadu Buhari in Japan were creating fears in the minds of Nigerians.

He, therefore, urged the court to declare that the UK embassy in Nigeria “is under obligation to repatriate the IPOB separatist leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.”

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Atiku: Buhari Regime Desperate To Implicate Obasanjo In A Crime

Sahara Reporters - 26 August 2019 - 11:49pm


A major opponent of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 2019 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, says the federal government controlled by the All Progressives Congress is desperate to implicate former President Olusegun Obasanjo in a crime of money laundering and corruption.

The former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the last general election in a statement by his media office also accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of deliberately using Nigerian media to promote falsehoods in an attempt to cause acrimony between him and Obasanjo.

He said, “The truth is that there is desperation on the part of the current administration to rope in former President Olusegun Obasanjo into a crime as a way of silencing his voice, which they see as the preeminent critical voice against the misrule that they have foisted on Nigerians.”

“Atiku stated that for the avoidance of doubt, his son-in-law,  Mallam Babalele Abdullahi, did not donate any money in cash to the Olusegun Obasanjo Library.

“He said it is true that Abdullahi facilitated the donation of  N50 million to the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library.

“He added that many other individuals, including civic-minded traditional rulers, state governors, bankers and captains of industry also donated to the library."

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How Real Admiral John Kpokpogri Kidnapped My Children, Took Them To Canada -Son-in-law, Capt. Onoberhie

Sahara Reporters - 26 August 2019 - 11:46pm


A retired naval Captain, Diamond Onoberhie, has accused his
father-in-law, Rear Admiral John Kpokpogri, of kidnapping his four
children, relocating them to Canada, where they live with their
mother, Rena Kpokpogri.

The four children are Demien, Erhuvwu, Whitney (17) and Dominic Onoberhie (12).

Onoberhie said upon the dissolution of his marriage to Rena, the
children were shared between them.

He added that he was surprised that his father-in-law was still
interested in having custody of the only child with him, Dominic.

In a petition by Onoberhie to the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State,
he alleged that Kpokpogri did this to portray him as a childless man,
adding that the admiral had also been threatening his life.

According to him, Kpokpogri took all the major and conflicting
decisions to truncate his marriage to his daughter in line with his
alleged promise to render him useless.

He said, “All these happened because I disagreed with his family about
leading my life the way I was brought up in the Christian way. They
wanted us to live fake lives. Often times, my mother-in-law was on my
neck to live my life like her husband’s. Each time she said this, I
always objected to it, asking her to allow me to lead my own life.

“It was along the line that I got to know that they lead a pretentious
lifestyle, which is contrary to the way I was brought up with a core
value of the Christian faith; it is not at this age that I should
change that.”

He added that two persons, Eliagu Abel, 25, and Emmanuel Dibia, 48,
had been arraigned before the Yaba magistrate’s court, Yaba, Lagos,
for aiding the kidnap of Dominic.

The retired naval captain said Dibia, a lawyer, was instructed by Rena
to abduct Dominic, while Abel was a gateman in Onoberhie’s residence.

The suspects, who were arraigned on three counts bordering on
conspiracy to kidnap, total disregard for a court order and unlawful
possession of Dominic, pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred
against them.

It was alleged that Dibia employed the services of Abel to get Dominic
from his father’s residence and took him to his mother in Abuja.

It was gathered that an Ogun State high court, presided over by
Justice A. A. Bakre, in May 2018, granted Onoberhie the custody of

The prosecutor, G. A. Okhliku, said the defendants conspired among
themselves to commit the offences and disobeyed an order of the court.

He stated that their conduct was likely to cause the breach of peace
contrary to Section 412 of the Criminal Laws of Ogun State of Nigeria,

According to him, Stella Maris Schools Limited, which Dominic
attended, through its lawyer, asked Diamond to withdraw his son from
the school owing to the frequent troubles Rena was allegedly

The school’s letter to Onoberhie said, “While it is not in our
client’s nature to dabble in the matrimonial issues of the parents of
our pupils, our attention was drawn to the matrimonial issue between
you and your ex-wife resulting in a petition for the dissolution of
the marriage with your ex-wife.

“The High Court of Justice sitting in Ogun State granted an order for
the dissolution of your marriage; the judge stated thus: ‘I have no
problem in holding that the petitioner shall continue to have custody
of the third child of the marriage.

“This third child is Whitney Onoberhie, while the respondent also
shall continue to have the custody of the fourth child, Dominic
Onoberhie, who is presently with him until both are of age and they
can decide for themselves.

“Despite the order of the honourable court, your ex-wife had
incessantly fomented uncivilized acts both on the premises of our
client and also with our client’s staff.

“While the order of the court only allowed access to Dominic Onoberhie
during vacations and public holidays, your ex-wife has consecutively
during two visiting days barged in on the school premises, disrupted
the school’s activities and demanded to see Master Dominic Onoberhie,
causing untold pandemonium on the school’s premises.

“In the light of the above, we wish to advise that you withdraw your
child from the school as the actions of Ms. Ovi Rena are unacceptable
to our client and pose an immense threat to the welfare, peace and
general safety of the staff and students of our client.”

But Kpokpogri told Punch that he was on a vacation in the United States.

Kpokpogri, “How can I, an admiral and his father-in-law kidnap his
children? Is it not funny?

“I gave him my daughter to marry and later turned around to kidnap the
children. Is it not funny? It is difficult to imagine the scenario.”

He asked Onoberhie to go to court if he was sure that he kidnapped his children.

Kpokpogri added, “I’m really embarrassed. What he is saying now
amounts to defamation of character and false information. He knows
that he cannot go to court and that is why he is trying to rubbish
himself. He served as a captain in the Nigerian Navy. So, nothing like
that happened.

“Their marriage was dissolved by the court and the children were
shared between them. The children all decided right from the court
premises to be with their mother, none wanted to go with him. So, how
do I come in there?

“The first two children are university graduates, who have done their
youth service; and by the constitution, they have the right to decide
who they want to live with. The court gave the custody of the other
two children to him, but, the two children said they were not going to
live with their father but with their mother and they went with their

He noted that Onoberhie wanted to embarrass him, adding that he would
come up with a detailed response on the matter so that the world would
know the facts of the case, Punch reports.

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Nigeria's Debt: There's A Lot Of Insensitivity Around It, Says Finance Minister

Sahara Reporters - 26 August 2019 - 11:07pm


Nigeria's Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, says there is a lot of insensitivity around the country’s rising debt profile, admitting that there will be "consequences" if she did not do what President Muhammadu Buhari asked her to do.

Speaking at a meeting with the management of the Ministry of Budget and National Planning, Ahmed said, “There is a lot of insensitivity around the level of our debt.

“I want to restate that our debt is not too high. What we have is a revenue problem.

“Our debt is still very much within a reasonable fiscal limit. In fact, amongst our comparative countries, we are the least in terms of borrowing.”

She added, “If we don’t do that we will continue to suffer significantly in our capacity to service the national budget.”

Ahmed also talked about the need for the Ministry of Budget and National Planning to coordinate donor agencies operating in the country, saying: “Donor coordination rests on the shoulders of this arm of the ministry. We want to call, as early as possible, a meeting of all donors so that we will discuss with them and give them a clear direction on what and where we want their intervention."

Speaking further, she stated, “It is a very big work that Mr. President has given to us. It is not myself and the minister of state that will do the work; it is you that will do it. All we are providing is leadership and the enabling environment for you to deliver on the task.

“Within this week, we will be getting our directives on what we need to achieve. We are going to sign up on these directives and we are going to be held responsible for the delivery of the directives.

“There will be consequences, not just on the ministers but on the permanent secretaries and the directors.

“The anti-corruption fight continues. The TSA, IPPIS are tools that we can use to track corruption in the budget process.”

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UK Hospital Still Chasing Nigerian, Priscilla, Over £500,000 Bill Incurred In 2016

Sahara Reporters - 26 August 2019 - 10:54pm


UK authorities are still chasing a bill of more than £500,000 from a Nigerian mother who gave birth to quadruplets in 2016.

Priscilla, who was 43 at the time, went into labour shortly after landing at Heathrow airport.

She had intended to fly to Chicago to have her babies but was turned away by US officials who claimed she would be unable to afford the healthcare costs.

Priscilla was returning to Nigeria via London when she started to have contractions three months before her due date. She was taken to Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital in west London, part of Imperial College Hospital, where she delivered the four babies.

Tragically, two died shortly afterwards because they were so premature. The other two, Elijah and Esther, spent weeks on the hospital's neonatal intensive care ward.

Priscilla's case was brought to light by the BBC documentary, Hospital. Staff estimated that the total bill for her complicated birth and subsequent care of the babies was over £500,000. Her current whereabouts are unknown, UK Daily Mail reports.

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Messi Joins Kerala Blasters

Sahara Reporters - 26 August 2019 - 10:41pm


Kerala Blasters Football Club have completed the signing of Raphael Eric Messi Bouli who is set to take his first steps into the Indian Super League.

The international player and Cameroon forward completed the move to the Indian Super League after he penned a one-year deal with the club.

Messi Bouli represented the Indomitable Lions at the 2018 African Cup of Nations.

He had also played in the Chinese and Iranian Leagues.

The 27-year-old started his professional career with FAP Yaounde in 2013 and has further made appearances for APEJES, YB Funde, Foolad, and Canon Yaoundé.

Messi Bouli was part of the team from APEJES Academy that won the 2016 Cameroonian cup scoring 14 goals in 24 league fixtures, News Agency of Nigeria reports.

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Nigeria Has Over 17 Million Unregistered Children -UNICEF

Sahara Reporters - 26 August 2019 - 10:40pm



The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says no fewer than 17 million children are unregistered during and after birth in Nigeria.

The Child Protection Specialist at UNICEF, Sharon Oladiji, said this in Kano at a two-day media dialogue organised by UNICEF for stakeholders, media and health personals across the 19 northern states.

According to her, among the 10 countries, with the largest number of unregistered children, India has the most by a wide margin of 71 million while Nigeria follows with 17 million.

“10 countries will also contribute massively to the region’s immense population increase in absolute terms between 2015 and 2050. Nigeria is expected to contribute at least 257 million additional inhabitants.

“Kenya and Niger will contribute plus 50 million and Sudan with plus 38 million.

“The possible consequence of a weak birth registration system is planning blindly, incapacity to generate relevant public health data and national estimate and population planning,’’ she said.

Oladiji described poor demand factors as a primary cause for non-registration and low level of public awareness on the importance of birth registration.

The UNICEF specialist explained that the issue of unregistered children during birth in Nigeria was worrisome as it has a lot of implications in the country.

Oladiji said that in all Local Government Areas across the country, there should be an officer responsible for the registration of children immediately after birth.

She called on the participants to start the campaign by ensuring the registration of at least 10 to 20 children daily in their communities.

Oladiji advised media personnel to introduce special programmes, jingles and news sections aimed at educating, enlightening and informing the public, especially at the rural areas on the importance of birth registration.

“The waiver of fees was made in Nigeria as a result of low birth registration. Introducing fees will further limit the already low level of birth registration coverage,’’ she said.

Oladiji said that most children affected by low registration are mostly those of the poor parents, uneducated and leaving in slums, very rural and hard to reach communities.

According to her, these children will never be registered, counted or accounted for to access social services.

She added that children of single mothers, teenage mothers and out of school and uneducated girls have such challenges, News Agency of Nigeria reports.

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Real Reasons We're Investigating Winifred Oyo-Ita – EFCC

Sahara Reporters - 26 August 2019 - 10:34pm


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has revealed that its ongoing investigation of Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, was prompted after it received intelligence information about her.

The anti-graft agency said this to dispel claims that investigation was instigated by President Muhammadu Buhari's Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari.

The EFCC in a statement on Monday stated that its investigations are always evidence-based and always triggered by petitions or intelligence.

“For the avoidance of doubt, investigation by the EFCC is evidence-based. Most often,they are triggered by petitions or intelligence. In the case of the HoS (head of service), Oyo-Ita's investigation, it was prompted by intelligence received by the commission,” the EFCC explained.

It added that the EFCC is an independent agency created by law to fight corruption without fear or favour.

“In the discharge of its mandate, the commission does not take instructions from extraneous bodies neither will it lend itself to be used to settle scores by anyone.

“The commission again wishes to appeal to the media to be circumspect in their reportage and not lend themselves to actions that could befuddle the activities of the commission,” the statement added.

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EFCC Arrests 33 Suspected Internet Fraudsters

Sahara Reporters - 26 August 2019 - 10:28pm


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested 33 suspected internet fraudsters in Imo State.

The EFCC in a statement said its operatives nabbed the suspects at their hideout in an early morning operation by operatives of the Abuja and Enugu Zonal Office of EFCC on Monday.

The EFCC identified the suspects as Clinton Emere, Obinna Okonkwo, Ogochukwu Ogbonna, Joseph Udom Kousin, Prince Ewunone, Franklin Michael, Tolli Ameiche, Anderson, Berthel, David Franklin, Aboi Etealu, Chinubu Nwosu, Marizu Chidiebere, Dominic Terry Joseph, Christopher Nwosu, Peter Gift Uche, Edinalo Ifeanyichukwu.

Others are Ndubuisi Ikenna, John Frank, Anowe Precious, Joseph Levi Chima, Samuel Oria, Tochi Mmerom, Chimezia Cleansman, Okonkwo Obinna, Uchendu Gift, Nkwodi Nnamdi, Izywa Munachi, Ekone Aniche, Opara Donald, Aniche Tochukwu, Anelka Okon and Ebizien Franklin Udochukwu.

The anti-graft agency noted that “items recovered from them include laptop computers, mobile phones, 2 Lexus RX350 SUV and a Toyota Solara saloon car".

It added, “the suspects have made useful statements and will be charged to court as soon as investigation is completed".

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Taraba Killing: Police, Army Show Lack Of Professionalism, Says Air Commodore Anas (retd)

Sahara Reporters - 26 August 2019 - 10:28pm


Air Commodore Yusuf Anas (retd.), a former spokesperson for the Nigerian Air Force has condemned the chaotic handling of the killings of three police officers by soldiers in Taraba State.

Air Commodore Anas who spoke in Abuja on Monday noted that the matter could have been better managed as it affected the image of the two security agencies involved.

He cited the lack of “strategic communication mechanism”.

According to him, the absence of proper coordination made the matter to degenerate and became a matter of public discussion.

Speaking further, he urged security agencies to avoid matters that will further denigrate the image of the country.

“When security agencies institutions come out in public and begin to trade blames and scathing counter-accusations over an unfortunate incident, when they are actually supposed to work in synergy and mutual collaboration,” Anas stated.

He added, “Both the army and police are critical agencies saddled with the responsibility of providing maximum security for teeming Nigerians and the country itself.

“Thus, they should eschew acts that not only smear their institutional reputations but that of the nation at large.”


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#FreeSowore: 53 Rights Organizations To Hold Rally Demanding Sowore's Release

Sahara Reporters - 26 August 2019 - 10:16pm


About 53 non-governmental organizations under the aegis of Coalition of Human and Civil Rights Organizations(COHCRO) are set to hold a protest calling for the release of Omoyele Sowore, an opponent of President Muhammadu Buhari in the last presidential election.

Sowore was arrested on August 3 by the Nigerian secret police, the Department of State Services (DSS) and has been in detention since then.

He was abducted by the DSS in a Gestapo style in his apartment for organizing a demonstration tagged, #RevolutionNow.

A statement by Comrade Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman on behalf of the coalition said: “Well-meaning Nigerians and lovers of genuine democracy would grace the event slated for Thursday 5th of September, 2019.

“The planned March protest would draw members from no fewer than 53 organizations across the country and beyond, including artisans, transporters, market men and women, Coalition for Revolution (CORE) and host of others.

“The protest would commence from Ikeja and end up at the Command Headquarters of the State Security Service (SSS) in Shangisha, Lagos, where protest letter would be submitted to the Head of the Command.”

Different civil society organizations have also joined in demanding the freedom of Sowore.

Forty-eight of them writing to the United Nations and the African Union to put pressure on the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to release Sowore.

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Another Kwara Government Official, Navy Commander Arrested, Interrogated Over Illegal Acquisition Of State Properties

Sahara Reporters - 26 August 2019 - 10:10pm


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested another Kwara State government official over the illegal acquisition of state properties.

The EFCC also arrested and interrogated a Navy Commander, J.A Taiwo (retd.), on how he acquired lands belonging to the state government without paying a dime.

The said landed properties are located in Harmony Reserved Area of Ilorin and Galadimawa area of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

Aside from landed properties, EFCC claimed that movable properties belonging to the government were also looted by highly-placed individuals in the state.

The EFCC further alleged that Adebayo Sanni, the executive director of Kwara State Harmony Holdings, fraudulently and illegally apportioned state’s properties for himself without payment.

“Sanni was found to have allocated five plots of land in Ilorin and Abuja to himself without following due process.”

“Navy Cmdr Taiwo (retired) was found to have been allocated three plots of land in an estate within Harmony Reserved Area, Ilorin and five plots in Galadimawa area of Abuja without paying a dime to the
state government.”

Both men are classmates of the immediate past governor of the state, Abdulfatah Ahmed.

The EFCC listed others who illegally benefited from the illegal sharing of the choice lands to include Ishola Balogun-Fulani, a political leader in the state; Alhaji Isiaka Oniwa; Alhaji Jimoh
Oniwa; Mrs. Olapeju Fausat Ogunlade among others.

It was, however, noted that some other individuals involved in the alleged illegal acquisition of properties have started making payments for their allocations following their interrogation by EFCC operatives.

The agency said others had promised to make payments before the week runs out.

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Housewife Kills Husband To Remarry Ex-husband In Kebbi

Sahara Reporters - 26 August 2019 - 10:04pm

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A housewife in Bagudo Local Government Area of Kebbi State has reportedly killed her husband so that she could go back to her former hubby.

According to the police, the suspect, Auta Singe, conspired with one Garba Hassan and Sahabi Garba at Sabon Gari Village, Illo district area of Bagudo to kill her husband, Abdullahi Shaho, to remarry her ex-spouse.

Commissioner of Police in the state, Garba Danjuma, confirmed the incident during a briefing with journalists.

He said the housewife and the two men conspired with have been arrested.

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African Games: Nigeria Wins Two Medals In Table Tennis

Sahara Reporters - 26 August 2019 - 3:47pm


The Nigerian pair of Offiong Edem and Cecilia Akpan on Monday in Rabat, Morocco, won the gold medal in the women’s doubles event of the table tennis competition at the 12th African Games.

They beat teammates Funke Oshonaike and Fatimo Bello 3-2 to win the top honour.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Akan and Edem started the game brightly, winning the first two sets 11-7 11-6.

But the pair of Oshonaike and Bello rallied to win the next two sets 11-7 11-2 to take the game to deuce, where Edem and Akan prevailed 13-11 in the game’s fifth set.

The Nigerian teams had on their way to the final beaten Kenya 3-0, Ethiopia 3-0, Chad 3-0 and South Africa 3-0.

They went on to smash Egypt 3-1 and later 3-2, and then Algeria 3-2.

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High Court Judge Declared Missing In Abuja

Sahara Reporters - 26 August 2019 - 3:32pm


A judge with the Federal High Court, Idrissa Saleh, has been declared missing after failing to return home since Saturday, according to a report by PUNCH.

Family members of the judge reported the incident to the police after Saleh failed to come back after allegedly discharging himself from a hospital at the Central Business District, Abuja.

A family member said the judge left the hospital where he was being treated for an undisclosed ailment without informing the management.

He said, “Justice Saleh was admitted in the hospital and he left in a taxi without disclosing his whereabouts to anyone.

“Even the management of the hospital was not aware of his movement.

“I think he has a problem, which he didn’t share with anyone; but the police are treating it as a case of missing person and they are actively searching for him as we speak.”

Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory, Bala Ciroma, confirmed the incident, noting that an investigation has been launched into the matter.

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Nine Persons Arrested, 502 Bags Of Foreign Rice Impounded By Navy

Sahara Reporters - 26 August 2019 - 2:03pm


At least nine persons have been arrested while 502 bags of foreign rice were seized by the Nigerian Navy on Parrot Island waterways and Mbo River in Akwa Ibom State.

The Navy Director of Information, Commodore Suleman Dahun, made the disclosure in a statement in Abuja on Monday.

He revealed that the arrest and seizure were made by gunboats deployed from Forward Operating Base in the Ibaka area of the state.

According to him, the 502 bags of rice worth over N10m, adding that three outboard engines and two pumping machines were also seized during the operation.

Speaking further, Dahun said that the FOB had also handed over an arrested barge, Ebizarh, and a tug boat, Hebizarh, with three crew members to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for prosecution.

He said, “The two vessels were arrested at Nigerian Agip Oil Company Terminal in Brass, Bayelsa, for conveying 600 metric tonnes of suspected illegally refined Automotive Gas Oil.”

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Detention Of Sowore, A Diversion From Buhari’s Incompetence –CHRSJ Boss

Sahara Reporters - 26 August 2019 - 1:47pm


Executive Chairman of CHRSJ, Comrade Adeniyi Sulaiman, has condemned the continued detention of activist and convener of RevolutionNow movement, Omoyele Sowore, by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration as a way divert the attention of Nigerians away from government’s incompetence.

Sulaiman stated that the country is currently suffering from insecurity and economic meltdown, which President Buhari had failed to attend to.

He noted that Sowore did not commit any offence warranting his continue detention, adding that the move was politically motivated and an abuse of power.

He said, “The continued detention of Sowore is a diversionary tactics from the incompetence of President Muhammadu Buhari and his government.

“The allegations lacked modicum of truth and basis in a sane society of the world.

“As a law-abiding and reputable human rights organisations, we would not fold our arms and allow anti-democratic forces and fascist elements pretending to be democrats to subvert the will of Nigerians.”

Sulaiman added that 53 groups would be holding a protest against the illegal and continued detention of Sowore and other political prisoners across the country.

He stated, “The planned march would draw members from no fewer than 53 organisations across the country and beyond, including artisans, transporters, market men and women, Coalition for Revolution and a host of others.

“The protest would commence from Ikeja and end up at the Command Headquarters of the Department of States Services in Shangisha, Lagos, where protest letter would be submitted to the head of the command.”


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Pastor Arrested For Rape In Oyo

Sahara Reporters - 26 August 2019 - 1:43pm

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A pastor, who lures females to his hideout, rapes them before dispossessing them of valuables, has been arrested by the police in Oyo State.

The man was paraded alongside 29 others at the police headquarters in Ibadan, the capital, on Monday, according to a report by the News Agency of Nigeria.

Commissioner of Police in the state, Shina Olukolu, said information about the suspect got to the State Anti Robbery Squad in Oyo on August 15.

Olukolu said that the suspect specialised in luring unsuspecting female victims to his hideout at Awe town where he allegedly rapes them.

According to the police chief, the suspect will thereafter dispose the female victims of their belongings as well as engage in ‘spiritual cleansing’ for ritual purposes.

He said, “One cell phone with which he took obscene pictures of his victims was recovered from him.

“He claimed to be the pastor of one Gospel Ministry Commission based in Bashi Quarters in Awe upon interrogation.

“His confessions led to the arrest of one of his accomplices, an alleged quack medical practitioner who performed abortion on one of his victims.”

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Ten Fake Corps Members Arrested

Sahara Reporters - 26 August 2019 - 1:25pm


Ten persons pretending to be corps members in various camps where orientation exercises are taking place have been arrested by authorities of the National Youth Service Corps.

Spokesperson for the organisation, Adenike Adeyemi, in a statement said that three of the culprits apprehended in Taraba State claimed to have graduated from Istop University, Cotonou.

They are Nasiru Yau from Mass Communication Department, Sheu Muktar, Computer Science, and Iliyasu Usman from Sociology Department.

The NYSC said it discovered that the culprits could neither write nor say anything logical about their certificates or courses of study.

In a similar vein, NYSC Verification Officers also detected two persons claiming to have graduated from Imo State University in Katsina State orientation camp.

They include Offor Blessing Chinelo and Mezenwa Ngozi Chidinma with call-up-no NYSC/ISU/2019/259331.

Adeyemi added that four persons were also discovered with fake credentials of Imo State University in Kebbi State orientation camp, Dakingari.

They are; Nwachukwu Chimaobi Curtis, Ononuju Amarachi Nwamaka, Francis Joseph Arinze and Chigozie Evidence Chijioke.

Director-General of the NYSC, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, had warned that anyone caught with fake documents in orientation camps should be handed over to law enforcement agents for prosecution.


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Ondo Gang-rape: Suspects To Be Paraded In Court Tuesday

Sahara Reporters - 26 August 2019 - 1:20pm


The three suspects, who allegedly raped a female student of Ondo State College of Health Technology, Akure, would be arraigned before a magistrate court on Tuesday, Sahara Reporters has learnt.

The suspects are Eyitayo Charles, 22, Aderoboye Damilola, 20, and Blessing Michael, 24.

A police source, who spoke with our correspondent, said that investigation into the matter had already been concluded.

“We (police) have gathered evidences against the suspects and they shall be arraigned at the Magistrate Court tomorrow (Tuesday).

“It is clear that these students conspired among each other to rape the young lady but the court will finally determine that in its verdict.

“And as the case proceed, we would be calling witnesses most of whom had been victims at the hands of the suspects in the past.

“The school authority is aware that the suspects would be charged to court and we have already advised their parents to get them lawyers.”

Efforts by Sahara Reporters to get the reaction of the school authorities proved abortive as calls placed to the mobile line of the college's Student Affairs Officer were unsuccessful.

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