NDLEA Secures Conviction For 35 Drug Dealers In Akwa Ibom

UYO/Nigeria: The Akwa Ibom Command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), says it has secured convictions for 35 out of the 353 drug suspects arrested in the last five months. Mrs Obot Bassey, the state NDLEA Commander, disclosed this when she spoke with newsmen in Uyo on Tuesday. Bassey said that the 353 suspects were made up of 307 males and 46 females. She said that apart from the 35 convictions secured, several cases were still pending and undergoing prosecution at different stages in court. The commander added that…

NSCDC Nabs Father Attempting To Sell His 2 Daughter For N700, 000

UYO/Nigeria: The Akwa Ibom Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has apprehended 40-year-old Elisha Effiong for attempting to sell his two daughters for N700, 000. This is contained in a statement issued by the NSCDC Public Relations Officer, Mr Ukeme Umana, and made available in Uyo on Wednesday. Umana said that the suspect was arrested through a tip off by a private guard operative at Full Care Hospital on Ekpanya Street,  Uyo, while trying to sell his two children, aged four and six years. “The Akwa…

Renewed Hostility Between Aladja, Ogbe – Ijoh Claims Lives, Many Injured In Delta

By Ambrose Ologide WARRI/Nigeria: Renewed hostilities between the two waring neighbours of Aladja Community in Udu Local Government Area and Ogbe – Ijoh Community in Warri South West Local Government Area, both in Delta State, have claimed scores of lives with many reported injured. It was gathered that the hostilities started in the midafternoon on the fateful day and that soldiers had restored normalcy to the area. A female trader at the Market Road in Warri, Madam Stella Odeiyibo, who is a native of Ogbe – Ijoh Community told journalists…

Niger Delta Security To Partner NSCDC To Curb Illegal Bunkering In Ondo

AKURE/Nigeria: Niger Delta Security and Surveillance (NDSS) has reaffirmed its readiness to partner the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to curb illegal oil bunkering in Niger Delta region. The Zonal Operation Manager of NDSS in-change of Delta, Edo and Ondo States, Chief Job Omotuwa, made the remarks while speaking with newsmen on Friday in Akure. Omotuwa explained that NDSS arrested eight suspects with four boats loaded with drums of Automotive Gas Oil (AGO), in the conjunction with the anti-vandal unit of NSCDC, Ondo Command. He added that the…

EFCC Invites Lucky Igbinedion Over Alleged N1.6bn Fraud

ABUJA/Nigeria: The former governor of Edo State, Mr Lucky Igbinedion, is currently being grilled by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) over what a source described as alleged criminal diversion of public funds to the tune of N1.6bn. The former governor, who arrived at the headquarters of the EFCC, at Jabi, Abuja, around 2pm, on Thursday was still being quizzed as of the time of filing this report. Shortly after his exit as governor in 2007, Igbinedion was prosecuted by the EFCC and convicted of corruption. But…

House Wife Naraates How Hubby, Pastor Killed Her 7-Year-Old Son For Money Ritual

ENUGU/Nigeria: A house wife, Mrs Ifebuchukwu Onyeishi has narrated how her husband, Chidi Onyeishi in connivance with a nonagenarian pastor, allegedly killed their seven-year-old son for money ritual in Enugu. Narrating the incident on Thursday at her residence in Enugu, Onyeishi said she was heartbroken and in disbelief that her beloved husband could kill their third child for money ritual. She said, “On Oct. 20, my husband, a keke driver, who had been caring for the family of three boys, three girls including me and himself refused to provide for…

Troops Apprehend 48 Bandits, Eliminate 15 In NW, NC

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Defence Headquarters says troops operating in North West and North Central have arrested no fewer than 48 bandits and eliminated 15 in two weeks. Brig.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, disclosed this while briefing newsmen on the operations of armed forces between Oct. 29 and Nov. 11 on Thursday in Abuja. Onyeuko also disclosed that 42 kidnapped victims were rescued in different operations across the zones during the period under review. “Under Operation Hadarin Daji, troops carried out extensive land and air operations across the theatre…

Gov Okowa Urges Navy To Strengthen Operational Efficiency

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has called on the Nigerian Navy to strengthen its operational efficiency in ensuring that piracy and other unwholesome activities were nipped in the bud in the maritime sector of the nation’s economy. Okowa made the call when he received the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo, and his delegation at the Government House in Asaba, the state capital. The governor, who said that he was impressed with the operational performance index of Naval personnel in the state, affirmed that with…

Unknown Gunmen Kill Retired Air Force Officer In Kaduna –Police

KADUNA/Nigeria: Kaduna state Police Command has confirmed the killing of Retired AVM Muhammad Maisaka, by unknown gunmen, at his residence in Ragasi, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammad Jalige confirmed the incident on Tuesday, in Kaduna. Jalige, who said the incident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday, also saw his gateman sustaining injury from the attack. He said when the information was received; the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mudassiru Abdullah directed the Divisional Police Officer and the Area Commander to the scene.…

Police Commend Anambra Residents On Peaceful Guber Poll

AWKA/Nigeria: Mr Echeng Echeng, the Anambra Commissioner of Police has commended residents of the state for the peaceful conduct of Saturday’s governorship election. Echeng said this when he spoke with newsmen in Awka on Sunday. “It is on record that we have witnessed one of the most peaceful elections in recent times in the country. “I can beat my chest on that,” he said. Echeng said that the police did not witness security breach during the election across the state. “The election was peaceful and we had no incident of…