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Gunmen Kidnap Cleric, Son, Sibling; Demand N100m

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Gunmen, again, struck at Oko-Olowo, a suburb of Ilorin, Kwara State, in the early hours of Saturday and kidnapped three persons.

Meantime, relations of the victims are already begging Kwara state government to intervene.

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The fresh victims are a young cleric, Alfa Sofiu Amolegbe, his son, Aliyu, and his sibling, Fansasi.

The trio were abducted at their private residence in Oko-Olowo along Ilorin- Jebba expressway in Moro Local Government area of Kwara state.

It was reliably gathered that the suspected kidnappers removed the burglary of a window in the building through which they gained access into the room and abducted the trio at gun point.

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Vanguard further gathered that a bold nattempt by Fasansi to escape was meant with stiff resistance from the kidnappers who reportedly rained bullets on him and also matcheted him.

Confirming the incident,the father of the victims, Imam Amolegbe of Dada, Okelele area, Ilorin who spoke with journalists said that the kidnappers later abandoned Fasansi thinking he was dead.

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Imam Amolegbe also said that the victim is now recuperating at a private hospital in Ilorin.

The Cleric further said that the kidnappers have contacted the family demanding for N100m ransom.

”The kidnappers have contacted us and they are asking for N100m ransom. We have begged them to accept N10m from us, even though we don’t have the money.

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”I am appealing to the state government and men of goodwill to assist us in getting my two sons and grandson out of the den of the kidnappers,” the cleric said in a shaky voice.

Since the news of the sad event broke out on Saturday, sympathisers have been thronging the Dada ancestral home of the victims to commiserate with their father who is a popular cleric in the area.

Some of the cleric’s associates have also been holding special prayers that could aid the safe return of the victims.

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Contacted, the spokesman of Kwara State Police Command, Okasanmi Ajayi also confirmed the abduction of the victims,adding that two suspects have been arrested in connection with the matter.

“The Command is already investigating the matter. Effort is also at an advanced stage to get the victims rescued. Meanwhile, two suspects already arrested, please,” he added.

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Delta: Father Kills Daughter For Entering Neighbour’s Room

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A 25-year-old man, Godsgift Uweghwerhen, has been arrested for allegedly flogging his three-year-old daughter to death in Aladja community, in the Udu Local Government Area of Delta State.

It was gathered that Uweghwerhen was at home with his family members and neighbours when he saw his daughter coming out of the room of one of his neighbours.

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Uweghwerhen, who became annoyed by his daughter’s action, pounced on her and reportedly used a cane to beat, inflicting injuries on the victim’s body.

Uweghwerhen’s daughter was said to have died as a result of the beating and upon realising the gravity of his action, fled from the scene.

READ ALSO: Four Suspects Butcher Edo Man, Burn Corpse

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Luck, however, ran out of the victim’s father when vigilantes arrested him at Ubogo community and handed him over to policemen in Ovwian/Aladja Division.

Contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the incident in a text message on Thursday.

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Four Suspects Butcher Edo Man, Burn Corpse

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The Edo State Security Network says it has arrested four suspects for allegedly butchering a man and burning his corpse in Benin City, the state capital.

The coordinator of the security outfit, Col. Kole Omomia (retd.), while confirming the incident in a statement, said the corpse was found at the former School of Nursing Hostel by the Edo Specialist Hospital, Benin City, following a tip off by a transporter.

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Omomia said, “Our men were out on a normal routine patrol and got a tip off that there is a man staying at an abandoned building and no one knows his mission there and that there is a corpse also lying there. My men went there and saw a corpse that had been butchered and burnt.”

Omomia said the four suspects were apprehended and handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution, noting that the prime suspect, Nwafor Azubuike, was found at the same building where the corpse was discovered.

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He added, “Nwafor Azubuike who claimed he stays in the place, and knows the murdered man and had a chat with him few days ago, was apprehended to be further interrogated.

“Looking at the building itself, we believe it is a den where they carry out most of their nefarious activities. We also discovered lots of human hair around the area, likely belonging to ladies.”

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Insecurity: Police Arrest 53-year-old Bulletproof Producer In Katsina

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A 53-year-old man, who produces bulletproof charms for terrorists and criminals in Katsina State, is now helping the police with more information on his activities.

SP Gambo Isah, the State PPRO confirmed to newsmen that the suspect resides on Maiduguri Road in Sabuwa Local Government Area in the State.

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He added that on Saturday, 26th November, 2022, following a tip-off, the suspect was apprehended by the police in Katsina.

The PPRO further explained that the bulletproof charm is sold to terrorists and other criminals in Zamfara, Kaduna and Katsina States for N60,000 per piece.

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He added that the suspect was arrested with four bulletproof charms enveloped in jackets.

The suspect, according to Isah, also confessed that he offered prayers regularly for bandits for successful operations, against being arrested or harmed by security agents.

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