Three armed robbery suspects, midnight Thursday, met their waterloo as an angry mob pounced on them in Umuohiagu community of Ngor Okpala Local Government Area and Egbelu Obube community in Owerri North Local government area of Imo State.
Two of the suspects whose names were given as Ifeanyi Mgbakabala and Kelechi Eke(aka Agwo) hailed from Amagwa kindred in Umuagwu village in Umuohiagu, while the other suspect’s identity could not be ascertained as of the time of filing this report.
Witnesses said the suspects, who specialized in vandalizing electricity transformers within the airport communities, were apprehended at Umuekwune kindred in Umuorisha village, attempting to vandalize the only remaining transformer in Umuohiagu.
They were said to have already vandalized eight transformers in Umuohiagu alone in the past three months, effectively throwing the community into darkness. This was even as they also vandalized the dedicated cables being installed for the new radio house for the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri.
It was gathered that the suspects had also, about four weeks ago, vandalized the transformer at the permanent base of the Nigeria Air Force at nearby Umuowa community, a development that led to detention of the two Airforce personnel on guard for three weeks.
It was further learned that following the several turns of vandalism, youth leaders in various villages had mobilised youths of the community when they learned of the new action at Umuekwune and alerted the Airforce men as they chased the suspects who ran into the surrounded area, but luck ran out on them, when the youths apprehended two of the culprits while one escaped.
Witnesses further said the suspects were dragged to the major road near the airport, where they were about being set ablaze before Airforce officers arrived the scene.
While Ifeanyi and Agwo were beaten and left near dead before being handed over to Nigeria Airforce personnel, where they gave up the ghost, the other suspect escaped to nearby Egbelu Obube community where he was reportedly set ablaze by the youths of the village.
Before they were beaten to death, the suspects, had reportedly confessed to have used black magic to cause people around their target points, including the guards at the Airforce Base, to go into deep sleep while they vandalized the transformers and cables.
The apprehension of the suspects and their confession, it as gathered, led to the release of the detained Airforce personnel Friday morning.
One of the suspects, Ifeanyi, The Nation learned, was an only son of his parents. He was said to have just returned from jail about four months ago having spent about eight months in prison for alleged armed robbery offence and his wife is reported to be heavily pregnant.
As of the time of filing this report, the state commissioner of police, Rabiu Ladodo and the command’s spokesman, Orlando Ikeoku did not answer calls put to their phones and could not respond to inquiries from our correspondent via text messages.
Man Arrested For Allegedly Defiling 2 Of His Underage Children In Abuja [PHOTOS]
Men of the Abuja police command have reportedly arrested Chukwukelu Adumah, pictured above, for allegedly defiling two of his children, a four month old and his one year old son.
Activist, Harrison Gwamnishu, who shared the story online, said Chukwukelu is currently being detained at the Nyanya Divisional police station.
Read his post below:
PAEDOPHILE FATHER ARRESTED FOR DEFILING HIS TWO UNDERAGE CHILDREN IN ABUJA.
Mr. Chukwukelu Adumah from Obichukwu kindred in Aja Ani Ichida in Aniocha LGA of Anambra state who live in Gwagwalape Phase1 Abuja is currently detained in Nyanya Divisional Police station for sexually abusing his 4-month old child and engaging in Anal sex with his 1-yr 10-month old son.
In 2018, Lagos Nigeria, Chukwukelu Adumah was arrested and released by the police for raping 13-year old neighbours daughter. After the incident, he relocated to Abuja.
The victim sustained serious injury and currently receiving medical treatment.
If you reside in Abuja, we need to lend your voice on this current case.
You can’t keep silent in such cases as Paedophiles are nearby. Don’t be the next victim. Join us #FightAgainstPaedophile.
Efficient Grace Ume is following up and we want you to join her as we are currently receiving threat to withdraw from seeking justice.
Gwamnishu Emefiena Harrison
DG, Behind Bars
I Attend Churches To Steal — Suspect
Tokunbo Lekan, 21, who reportedly broke into Anglican Church of Triumphant located at Obadiah Craig Street, Falola in Ipaja area of Lagos state to steal from the church, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police.
The suspect who stole a power generating set, electric wire, welding machine and other items worth about N400,000 from the church, said he was trained as a mechanic but abandoned the job to concentrate on stealing from churches as it wasn’t paying his bills.
Lekan who entered the church by evening and stayed on till 2am before successfully carting away the items he stole, was nabbed when he returned to the church to pick his tools he forgot.
Upon being interrogated at the police station he was taken to, the suspect confessed to the crime and also disclosed that he attends churches to steal properties.
The items he hid at nearby mechanic village were recovered and presented as exhibit after he was arraigned before an Ejigbo magistrate court on charges of burglary and stealing in the place of worship.
The suspect who pleaded not guilty, was granted bail of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum. He will be remanded in prison till his bail conditions are perfected.
Chief Magistrate T.O Shomade, adjourned the case till March 22 for mention.
DSS Arrests Journalist For Allegedly Publishing Articles Criticising Buhari, Tinubu
A Journalist, Ayoola Babalola has been arrested by the officials of the State Security Service (SSS) for allegedly publishing contents deemed critical of President Muhammadu Buhari, APC Leader Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the Economic Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC).
Babalola arrest was made known by Human Right Lawyer, Inibehe Effiong in a series of tweets on micro-blogging site, Twitter on Saturday Morning.
Effiong said he was arrested on Thursday in Abeokuta by operatives of the SSS and taken before a Magistrate Court on Friday.
Effiong said DSS doesn’t have any case against his client.
According to him, I haven’t seen anything in the article he wrote or published to warrant the actions they have taken.
He said, “He was admitted to bail when he appeared in court and we will be there on the next adjourned date, which is on the 27th of January, 2020.
“They don’t have any case against him. The point is I am aware they have been on his matter for sometimes, trailing. I think they are just overreacting for nothing. Frankly speaking and they will not get away with this because whether the case is dropped or not, we will have to seek redress.
“It is actively unnecessary to arrest him as he hasn’t committed any crime. I haven’t seen anything in the article he wrote or published to warrant the actions they have taken.”
Effiong tweets read, “Late on Friday, I was alerted that my client Mr. Ayoola Babalola, a courageous student activist and young journalist, was arrested and charged to court for allegedly publishing certain articles in a Campus Newspaper called GAPOSA Trumpet in which he served as the Editor.
“Babalola recently graduated from the Gateway Polytechnic located in Sapaade, Ogun State, where he read Mass Communication.
“The said articles which were deemed critical of President Buhari, APC Leader, Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the EFCC also led to the dismissal of a lecturer of Gateway Polytechnic who served as the Producer of the campus newspaper.
“He was arrested on Thursday in Abeokuta by the State Security Service (SSS) and taken before a Magistrate Court on Friday.
“His appeal to the SSS for him to be allowed to contact me as his counsel was rebuffed.
“Mr. Babalola was only able to contact me through a third party from the Ibara Maximum Prison in Abeokuta where he was remanded by the court.
“I understand that he was arraigned on a six-count charge bothering on alleged incitement, conduct likely to cause a breach of the peace and so on for allegedly publishing critical articles against President Buhari.
“The said articles also related to the travails of the leader of the RevolutionNow movement, Mr Omoyele Sowore, and student activist, Comrade Femi Adeyeye.
“Before his secret arrest and arraignment, Babalola briefed me over repressive actions which he believed Gateway Polytechnic may likely take against him over the articles.
“Mr. Babalola also intimated me that the SSS was possibly trailing him because of the said articles.
“I condemn this despotic and needless actions by the SSS. It is a shame that at a time the country is battling serious security challenges, the SSS rather than protect Nigeria is paranoid about any form of criticism against the Buhari regime.
“The SSS has continued to expose the country to public and international ridicule over its flagrant violation of the rights of Nigerians and shameless disregard for the rule of law and democratic ethos.
“The SSS will not be allowed to turn Nigeria into a police state. We will face them squarely in court. All legal options will be explored to secure the release of Babalola and safeguard his legal and constitutional rights. Tyranny will not win” he concluded.