The Nigeria Police Force have apprehended a seven-member notorious kidnapping gang that killed a US Army veteran, Chuks Okebata in Imo State in 2017.
Operatives of the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, IRT, led by Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, effected the arrest of the suspects.
The deceased, a Nigerian who was serving in the US army was holidaying in Okigwe when he was abducted and killed.
The suspects, Sunday Igwe, alias School Boy, Michael Ahmefula, Oyebuchi Echefule, Ndubusi Isaac, Victor Dagogo, Chima Okoro and John Edet were arrested last week.
The suspects admitted being members of a deadly armed robbery and kidnapping gang terrorizing Imo, Abia and Rivers States. Their leader, School-Boy, said that they never knew that the deceased was an American soldier and that they never planned to kill him. He said;
“He tried to disarm me and in the process was killed. If we had not killed him, he would have killed us. He is strong with tough muscles and the only way to save our lives was to kill him.
We bundled him into the boot of our operational vehicle after he was kidnapped. We didn’t know who he was. While we were heading to our camp where we hope to keep him until ransom is paid. He pulled out his gun and started shooting at us from the boot and the bullet hit me on the leg and the driver on his hand.
Realizing the danger I asked our driver to stop the vehicle. As soon as the vehicle came to a halt we disarmed him. He was killed right there on the spot. We dumped his body inside a gutter and left. I want everyone to understand that I have no intention of killing him but he forced us into doing it,”
One of the suspects, Michael Ahamefuna, who is married with two children, recounts how he was introduced to crime
“I reside in Port Harcourt. I am from Abia state. I am a trader. I met School-boy in a smoking joint where we smoke drugs and he used to come and smoke drugs.
“He had injury on his leg then and he took me to his village and we met one KC. We formed a kidnapping gang. We kidnapped a man who paid us N1.5million and we went to another business that paid us N15million. We also picked someone in Owerri and we took the person to Iteam in Abia State. We got N10million from two victims, the last one that got us into trouble occurred in October 2018 and we lost our leader in that operation” he said
Angry Muslim Woman Confronts Pastor Preaching In Delta [VIDEO]
A video of a visibly angry female Nigerian muslim who confronts a male pastor and makes attempt to snatch away the microphone from his hand for preaching in public has surfaced online.
Inside the barely two-minute video, the yet-to-be identified Pastor can be seen saying that Jesus Is The Son Of God at a market in Asaba, Delta State while the woman argued that Allah has no son.
Towards the end of the video, the pastor however exclaimed that “Nigeria cannot be islamized.”
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Angry Nigerian Muslim Woman Confronts Pastor and Snatches The Microphone away from His Mouth and Attempts to Destroy his Speakers, For Preaching In Public And Saying That Jesus Is The Son Of God At A Market In Asaba, Delta State, According to Her, “Allah has No Son”!!! . Important Notice: The Speech and Actions In this video are clearly credited to the people or persons in it, They do not Represent our own Views. Gossip Mill Nigeria is a News Media Outlet and we are strongly against any form of Religious intolerance.
SARS Arrests Three Notorious Robbers In Aba
Operatives of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) of Abia State Police Command have arrested three notorious robbers in Aba, the state commercial hub.
This is coming few days after the killing of the dreaded robbery suspect, Grave, in Umuahia, the state capital.
The names of the suspected robbers who had been terrorising Aba and its environs were given as Kenneth, Emmanuel and Michael.
According to a source, the arrest of the suspects, who were said to be responsible for robbery incidents in the Okpulu Umuobo axis of the commercial city, followed a tip off.
The gang was said to be going for a robbery operation when
The members were apprehended by SARS and three rifles were recovered from them.
Confirming the incident, Abia State commissioner of police, Ene Okon, praised the gallantry of the SARS operatives under the leadership of its commander, Obioguru Johnbull.
Promising that the suspects would be arraigned immediately investigations were concluded, Okon directed SARS in the state to extend their operations to the Owerri-Aba Road axis which he said has become a breeding ground for armed robbers, cultists and kidnappers.
Alleged Serial Killer, David West, Checked Into Hotel As Military Officer
The murder trial of the accused serial killer, Gracious David West, commenced on Monday, December 9 in Port Harcourt, with one of the witnesses for the state and an hotelier, Mr Chigbo Okeke, testifying that suspected serial killer checked into his hotel with a false identity as a military officer.
Testifying in a State High Court Presided over by Justice Adolphus Enebeli, Chigbo Okeke, who is the manager of Ivory Hotel located along in Oyigbo in Oyigbo local government area of the state, said David West checked into room 313 of the hotel as a military officer and gave his name as Kachi Tom Jonah.
The hotel manager said it was at the hotel that David West later picked one of his victims, the late Miss Linda Samuel, who he killed later that night despite the fact that both of them enjoyed a bowl of roasted fish and slept together at night.
The accused had on the first appearance in Court pleaded guilty to nine out of the 10 counts of murder slammed on him by Rivers State Government.
But during his last appearance, he changed his plea to not guilty in all the charges.