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Ogun: Gunmen Demand N6m Ransom For Release Of Three Church Members

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Ogun: Gunmen Demand N6m Ransom For Release Of Three Church Members

Unknown gunmen have demanded N6million ransom for the release of three worshippers of Cherubim and Seraphim Church at Obada-Oko, in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State.

Ogun: Gunmen Demand N6m Ransom For Release Of Three Church Members

Naija News gathered that the kidnappers stormed the church on Sunday morning while the church members were holding a vigil and whisked them away to an unknown destination.

Hours after the abduction, the criminals reportedly contacted the families of the victims and demanded the ransom for their release.

However, the state Police Command through its spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, has identified the victims as Ifeoluwa Alani-Bello, Adebare Oduntan, and Mary Oliyide.

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Oyeyemi stated that the anti-kidnapping unit has been dispatched to the area to partner with the Obada-Oko Division of the police to rescue the victims.

He, however, warned religious bodies against holding vigils or prayer sessions in isolated areas which would make their members vulnerable to kidnapping.

Meanwhile, controversial Islamic cleric, Ahmad Gumi, on Sunday warned against declaring bandits as terrorists, adding that the decision will come with a prize.

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This is coming after lawmakers in the National Assembly charged President Muhammadu Buhari to declare bandits as terrorists following attacks in the Northern part of the country.

Gumi in a post on his Facebook account noted that the actions of bandits in the Northwest which has seen innocent people killed is tantamount to terrorism.

He, however, said the moment bandits are declared terrorists, the direct foreign Jihadist movements will set in force, and many unemployed youths may find it palatable and attractive.

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Gumi added that nothing stops kinetic actions from going on without the controversy of semantics.

The Islamic cleric charged an Igbo cleric to reach out to members of the Indigenous People of Biafra and talk sense to them, while a pastor in the Southwest does the same to bring peace to the country at large.

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Gunmen kidnap Otokito Federal, Bayelsa Commission from his residence at Otuokpoti

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Gunmen kidnap Otokito Federal, Bayelsa Commission from his residence at Otuokpoti - Naija News 247

Otokito Federal Oparmiola, Bayelsa State Commissioner for Trade and Commence, has been reportedly kidnapped by gunmen.

Gunmen kidnap Otokito Federal, Bayelsa Commission from his residence at Otuokpoti - Naija News 247
Gunmen kidnap Otokito Federal, Bayelsa Commission from his residence at Otuokpoti

Naija News 247 gathered that, Otokito was kidnapped by armed men at his residence at Otuokpoti, Ogbia Local Government area last night.

Sources said the gunmen invaded the community at about 11pm, Thursday night and fired severally shots to scare people away before they proceeded to Otokito’s residence where he was whisked away to an unknown destination.

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Gunmen kidnap Otokito Federal, Bayelsa Commission from his residence at Otuokpoti - Naija News 247
Gunmen kidnap Otokito Federal, Bayelsa Commission from his residence at Otuokpoti
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Jennifer Anthony Death: Police arrest Moses Oko, ‘killer’ of UNIJOS student

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The Plateau state police command has arrested Moses Oko, the alleged killer of Jennifer Anthony, a student of the University of Jos (UNIJOS).

Police arrest Moses Oko, ‘killer’ of UNIJOS student - Naija News 247
Police arrest Moses Oko, ‘killer’ of UNIJOS student

Bartholomew Onyeka, the state commissioner of police, disclosed this on Wednesday while parading the suspect at the command’s headquarters in Jos.

Jennifer, a 300-level student of the institution, was declared missing by her friends on social media in December.

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Onyeka said the undergraduate was found dead at a hotel in Jos on January 1 with some of her body parts including her eyes missing.

According to him, the suspect had fled the hotel “after commiting the crime.”

Jennifer Anthony Death
Jennifer Anthony

The commissioner of police said the suspect was arrested in Benue with the help of his father who is a lecturer at UNIJOS.

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Onyeka said the police have begun investigation into the matter.

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Kamilu Aminu: Civil servant bags seven years imprisonment over fraud

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A civil servant within the Ondo State Public Service has been sentenced to seven months imprisonment.

The civil servant, Kamilu Aminu, an accountant with the State Hospital Management Board, was convicted of stealing N7 million.

Aminu, who was attached to the Specialist Hospital in Ikare-Akoko, headquarters of Akoko North East Local Government Area of the state, was said to have committed the crime in 2017.

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Justice William Olamide of the State High Court, while delivering the judgment, said all evidence by the convict to absolve himself of culpability in the allegation of stealing government money lacked substance.

However, the judge acquitted the second defendant, Azeez Musa as he emphasized that Aminu solely committed the offence.

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While directing that others should be restored to their former positions, Justice Olamide stated that the sentence will serve as a deterrent to other civil servants planning to perpetrate fraud.

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