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One Dead, Three Injured In Edo Community Over Ban On CDA

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One person has been reportedly killed and three others sustained gunshot injuries following the ban on Community Development Association (CDA) in their community.

Elders of Ubiaza community in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of Edo State, raised the allegation in Benin on Monday while speaking with newsmen.

Speaking on behalf ot the acting Odionwere of the community, Pa Joe Osaheni, said the trouble started ever since the Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, placed a ban on the activities of the CDAs in the various communities.

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Pa Osaheni who gave the name of the dead person as Isaac Onoriode, said its remains are still lying in the morgue while the three others are receiving treatment for gun wounds.

Osaheni alleged that Osabuohen Osagiede Uhunmwangho (aka Crisis General) masterminded the invasion that led to the destruction of their property worth millions of naira and their ‘Ogua-edion’, a situation that has forced them (elders of the community) to have fled the community.

“The elders and some of the indigenes of Ubiaza community have run away from home following the marauding gang led by Osabuohen Osagiede Uhunmwangho (aka Crisis General) orchestrated by him to invade and destroy property worth millions of naira and Ogua-edion of the community for the sake to take over, sell and take control of the land of Ubiaza Community with impunity at the expense of the people”, he said.

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The acting Odionwere of the community appealled to the Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Philip Ogbuadu and the Director of DSS to come to their rescue before more lives are lost in the community.

When contacted on phone, Osagiede Uhunmwangho denied the allegaion.

He said he is neither from the community nor reside there.

While stating that he has no knowledge of all the allegaion, he noted that they are bent on tarnishing his hard earned reputation.

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The Police Public Relations Officer, Edo State Command, DSP Kotongs Bello, when contacted, said he is yet to be briefed about the activities currently going on at the said community.

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Drogba Returns, Scores Hat-trick Against Arsene Wenger’s Team

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Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba, on Wednesday night, returned to action to score a hat-trick against Arsene Wenger’s UNICEF XI team in a charity match.

Wenger returned to management to lead a UNICEF XI out against Marseille legends.

Wenger’s side moved into a 2-1 lead at the Stade Velodrome in his first.

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However, Drogba stole the show with his trio of goals for Marseille legends.

The Ivory Coast legend found the net twice and then even dusted off his infamous celebration for his third goal.

Marseille legends triumphed 7-4 against UNICEF XI.

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Formula One hotshot Pierre Gasly was also on target in the enthralling game.

Meanwhile, Robert Pires, Jens Lehmann, Mathieu Flamini and Samir Nasri, all Arsenal legends under Wenger, made appearances last night.

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EFCC Bursts Internet Fraudsters Hideout, Arrests 22

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Command, has arrested 22 “Yahoo Boys” for alleged involvement in internet fraud.

The suspects were identified as Akintunde Ibrahim Olajide, Yusuf Taiye Afeez, Jimoh Idris Okikiola, Adeyemo Wariz Adegoke, Ademola Olalekan Saheed, Anif Abayomi Busayo, Oriade Sunday Oluwatobi, Ajadi Opeyemi Damilola.

Others include, Peter Akanji Blessing,Olaoluwa Felix Oguniran, Agbei Shola Peter, Toheeb Adeagbo Tola, Ajayi Akinyinka Umar, Ibrahim Opeyemi Ishola, Samson Shonubi Oluwafemi, Oki Kayode Oluwadunsi, Durosamo Temitope Dickson, Akinremi Ridwan Abiodun, Ahmed Ogunyele and Olawore Ridwan Olalekan.

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They were apprehended during an operation at their hideout in Ogbomoso, Oyo State based on intelligence on their alleged criminal activities.

At the point of their arrest, five cars, several mobile phones, laptops and other incriminating documents were recovered from them.

READ ALSO: EFCC Arrests 11 ‘Yahoo Boys’ In Edo

The Commission said twenty of the 22 suspects have been indicted by investigation.

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It added that they would be charged to court as soon as the investigation was concluded.

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Six Parties Ready To Merge, Contest Against APC, PDP – Moghalu

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A former presidential candidate in the 2019 general election, Kingsley Moghalu has claimed that at least six political parties have indicated their interest to merge and form a mega party ahead of the 2023 general elections.

Moghalu stated this when he hosted Nze Akachukwu Nwankpo, the candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) for the November 6 governorship poll in Anambra State.

The ex-Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, who recently defected to the ADC, also called on Nigerians to register in order to be eligible to vote in 2023.

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DAILY POST quoted him him: “We hope to be a key part of a much larger third force that is building up for the presidential elections which will include a merger of about six or seven or more parties.

“So, I believe that in the 2023 elections the citizens of Nigeria should not allow it to be a contest between two sides of the same coin because there is no difference. It should be a battle between the old and the new – between the old Nigerian and the possibilities for a new Nigeria. That is what 2023 should be,” Moghalu said.

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