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Gunmen Kidnap Oyo Tipper Parks Management Chairman In Ibadan

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The Chairman of Oyo State Tipper, Lorry, and Quarry Park Management System, Alhaji Akeem Akintola, popularly known as KUSO, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

The abduction occurred in the early hours of Saturday around the Ajiboye area, Omi Apata, Ibadan, the state capital.

According to a source, the attackers stormed the residence of Alhji Akintola (Kuso) and abducted him to an unknown destination.

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Multiple sources have confirmed the incident, including a family member and associates who preferred to be anonymous.

The source stated that “the gunmen arrived earlier this morning and attacked him without any resistance before whisking him away.”

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Cubana Chief Priest To Forfeit ₦10m To FG, Campaign Against Naira Mutilation

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The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered celebrity bartender and business man, Pascal Okechukwu popularly known as Cubana Chief Priest to forfeit the sum of ₦10m to the Federal Government as a fine in lieu of the charge made against him for alleged abuse of the Naira.

This was contained in the terms of settlement agreement with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) which was adopted before the trial judge, Justice Kehinde Ogundare on Tuesday.

At the proceedings, Counsel for the EFCC, Bilkisu Buhari-Bala, informed the court that parties in the charge entered into the out of-court settlement and same was duly signed by both parties.

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The defendant’s counsel, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chikaosolu Ojukwu commended the reasonable action of the anti-graft agency in having the matter resolved. He said the defendant is equally remorseful and promises to turn over a new leaf going forward.

Ojukwu also said that the consequences of the settlement is for the court to dismiss the charge.

Justice Ogundare in his short ruling adopted the terms of settlement and consequently struck out the charge.

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The terms of settlement agreement pursuant to Section 14 (2) of the EFCC Establishment Act, 2004, read:

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“The agreement applies only to the findings relating to contraventions of the law contained tn the pending charge preferred against the defendant.

“The defendant thall enter into a bond with the EFCC to be of good behaviour and never indulge in any Economic and Financial Crime or related offences.

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“The Defendant shall engage in rigorous and intensive sensitisation and/or campaign against the abuse of coins and notes issued under the CBN Act as legal tender.

“The defendant shall bi-monthly post on his various social media handles a minimum of two video clips of his sensitisation/campaign against abuse of naira and sundry offences.

“The Defendant shall pay to the consolidated revenue fund of Federation such sum not below the sum of Ten million naira (N10,000,000:00) only upon the execution af this agreement.”

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[JUST IN]Rivers Crisis: Community Women Barricade Airport, Passengers Stranded[PHOTOS]

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For the second time in three months, women from the Ipo Community in Rivers State on Tuesday blocked the entrance of the Port Harcourt International Airport, protesting the lack of power supply and other amenities in the area.

The women said despite being the host community to the Airport for decades, they are not getting commensurate benefits including food and schools.

The women who stormed the main entrance of the Airport in Omagwa at about 7 am on Tuesday displayed several inscriptions singing in their local dialect and dancing.

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Some of the writing on the placards read, “We deserve better treatment as host community, “We demand our citizens’ rights”, “We want electricity in our community”, “Ipo women peaceful protest”, among others.

The protesters caused traffic snarl as passengers could not access the airport, while several passengers travelling along the route were stranded.

One of the women identified as Orinda said, “In March this year we came here to protest over lack of power supply and other basic amenities. They promised to look into the matter.

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“But till now nothing has been dome. That is why we are here. You can see our pots. We will stay here and cook until they answer us.”

According to The PUNCH, on March 2024, when a similar protest was held, it took the intervention of the former Chairman of Rivers Traditional Rulers Council, Sergeant Awuse, to calm the protesters and vacate the premises.

When contacted, the spokesperson for the State Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, said she was yet to receive any report of the protest.

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Iringe-Koko, however, promised to find out and get back to our correspondent but was yet to do so as of the time of filing this report on Tuesday afternoon

Details later…

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Seven Killed, 11 Injured In Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Crash

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Seven people lost their lives while another 11 suffered varying degrees of injuries in a crash which occurred on Monday night at about 9:33pm around the Ogere area of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

The accident involved a Mazda bus with registration number MNY894 and a truck with no number plate.

The Mazda bus, due to excessive speed reportedly lost control and rammed into the truck from behind.

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The Spokesperson of Ogun State Sector Command of Federal Road Safety Corps, Florence Okpe, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists on Tuesday.

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Okpe said that while the injured were taken to PATMAG Hospital Ogere for medical attention, the corpses of the dead were deposited at FOS morgue Ipara.

The statement partly reads “The crash occurred at 2133 hrs last night with a total of 18 persons involved which comprised 15 male adult and 03 female adult.

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“A total of 11 people were injured (09 male adult and 02 female adult) while 07 Persons were recorded dead from the crash. 05 male and 02 female.

“Vehicle involved 02 a truck with no registration number and a Mazda bus MNY894 YN”.

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“The suspected cause of the crash was excessive speed on the part of the Mazda bus driver who rammed a moving truck from the rear.

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“The injured victims were taken to PATMAG Hospital Ogere for medical attention while the corpses were deposited at FOS morgue Ipara”

The Ogun FRSC Sector Commander, Anthony Uga, has cautioned motorists to stick to the speed limit especially at night and during the rain due to poor visibility.

Uga who sympathised with the family of the crash victims advised passengers to always be on alert and call the drivers to order when driving against the traffic laws

He urged them to always call 122 toll-free number to report such reckless drivers.

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