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PHOTOS: India Police Arrest Nigerian, Two Ghanaians For Drug Trafficking

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The Delhi Police Special Cell has arrested three suspects allegedly involved in the distribution of party drugs.

According to DCP Amit Kaushik, a total of 64 grams of high-quality cocaine and 20 ecstasy pills were seized from the suspects.

India police arrest Nigerian, Two Ghanians for drug trafficking
India police arrest Nigerian, Two Ghanians for drug trafficking
According to Asian News International on Sunday, the suspects were identified as David Narh and Emmanual Nsiah from Ghana, and Chimobi Okpara from Nigeria.

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Acting on information received by the Trans Yamuna Range of Special Cell, a team swiftly intercepted Narh and Nsiah on SFS Flats Road in Mayur Vihar Phase-3, Delhi.

India police arrest Nigerian, Two Ghanians for drug trafficking
India police arrest Nigerian, Two Ghanians for drug trafficking
Upon searching them, 56.69 grams of cocaine and 20 ecstasy pills were recovered. Further investigation led to the apprehension of Okpara, who was identified as the source of the contraband.

Additional drugs were recovered from his residence in a Greater Noida Society.

Kaushik said, “The Trans Yamuna Range of Special Cell was received about the movement of two persons involved in supplying party drugs. Acting swiftly on the information, a team of TYR/Special Cell, swung into action, and a trap was laid on SFS Flats Road, Mayur Vihar phase-3, Delhi, and the accused persons, David Narh and Emmanual Owusu Nsiah who were on a scooty were intercepted.

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“On their search, a total of 56.69 grams of cocaine and 20 pills of ecstasy were recovered. A criminal case under the appropriate sections of law was registered against them in this regard and the accused were taken on police remand. On their disclosure, another accused who was the source of the recovered contraband, namely Chimobi David Okpara was apprehended and was produced in court and a search warrant of his flat in a Greater Noida Society was taken from the court.

“On the search of his flat, a further 7.12 grams of Saing was recovered. Efforts are on to identify the forward and backward chain of the syndicate, total of 64 grams fine quality cocaine and 20 pills of Ecstasy recovered, Were supplying cocaine and ecstasy pills in parties.”

Narh, born and raised in Accra, Ghana, arrived in India in December 2023 due to economic hardship. He met Chimobi David Okpara in Africa, who introduced him to the narcotics trade in Delhi.

Nsiah, also from Accra, Ghana, moved to India in mid-January 2024, following advice from friends for better earning opportunities.

He was instructed by Okpara to deliver narcotics.

Okpara, a 27-year-old Nigerian, came to India in 2018 and engaged in drug trafficking in Delhi/NCR after initially staying in Mumbai. He eventually settled in Casa Granda, Greater Noida, where he continued his illegal activities.

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RCCG Pastor Arraigned For Allegedly Raping Daughter

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A Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Emmanuel Orekoya, was on Tuesday arraigned before the Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court for allegedly raping and impregnating his 17- year-old daughter.

The defendant is facing two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse and sexual assault preferred against him by the Lagos State Government.

It was also gathered that the defendant in the process of having sexual intercourse with his daughter, allegedly impregnated her.

The state’s prosecution counsel, Mrs Abimbola Abolade, told the court that the defendant committed the offences sometime in 2017 at Jacob Adeleye Street, Odoeran, Itire area of the state.

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The prosecutor also told the court that Orekoya sexually assaulted the victim, by inserting his finger inside her vagina and inserting his penis inside her mouth.

According to the prosecutor, the offences Orekoya committed contravened Section 137 of the criminal law of Lagos State 2015.

However, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges pressed against him.

Justice Soladoye adjourned the case till April 17, 2024, for the commencement of trial.

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27 Year Old Kills Father, Removes His Eye In Abia

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A 27-year-old man, identified as Chinalu Ogbonna, has allegedly killed his father, Maduka Ogbonna, and removed his left eye.

Vanguard gathered that the incident happened at midnight on Monday at a compound opposite Junior Secondary School, Amuzukwu in Umuahia North council.

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Though the cause of the incident is still sketchy, Vanguard learnt that the suspect who was arrested by the youths of the area confessed to have wanted to use his father for ritual.

Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Abia State Command, ASP Maureen Chinaka,was yet to respond to a text message and calls placed on her mobile number.

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Troops Rescue 10 Kidnap Victims In Kogi

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Troops of the Nigerian Army on Monday, rescued 10 passengers onboard a Peace Mass Transit Bus, who were kidnapped while traveling from Calabar to Abuja.

The passengers were rescued in Kogi.

This is contained in a statement by the Director, Army Public relations, Maj.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, on Tuesday in Abuja.

Nwachukwu said the rescue operation took place at Ogugu Community, along Enugu-Kogi Road in Olamaboro Local Government Area of the state.

He said the troops swiftly mobilised to the scene of the kidnap incident in response to a distress call where the kidnappers had demobilised the bus, abducted the passengers and moved them into the nearby Ette forest.

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According to him, the gallant troops diligently tracked and engaged the armed gang in a fire fight, compelling them to relinquish their hostages.

“The swift and decisive action of the troops led to the successful rescue of the passengers,” he said.

Nwachukwu also said that army troops, in another operation, raided IPOB/ESN Enclaves in Egbuoma/Osiam in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo on Monday.

He said the operation resulted in the neutralisation of one terrorist and recovery of one Mercedes Benz 350 4matic from their camp.

The Army spokesman said the troops in Nasarawa on Monday, quelled an attack on Katakpa village in Toto Local Government Area of the state, following a distress call.

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He said that an armed group identified as the Bassa militia group had invaded the village and annihilated the Sarkin Katakpa.

According to him, the troops acting on a distress call, embarked on a fighting patrol to the community and successfully repelled the attackers.

“During the incident, troops recovered two AK 47 Rifles, two AK 47 Magazines, two G3 Rifles, two G3 Rifle Magazines, 41 Cartridges of 39mm ball special ammunition and 45 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition.

“Troops have dominated the general area and continued further exploits to nab the assailants.

“The Nigerian army remains committed to ensuring safety and security of citizens and will continue to conduct operations to sanitise troubled areas and maintain peace and stability in the country,” he added.

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