A man, Anthony Okolie, who was recently released from the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) was allegedly using a phone number that belonged to President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, Hanan, to defraud unsuspecting persons, a reliable security source disclosed to The Nation at the weekend.
A reliable source revealed to that the number belonged to Hanan, but after not using it for a while, the number got dormant was reassigned as is the usual practice with mobile service providers.
The source revealed that Okolie, who eventually got the line on realising who the previous owner is, due the the calls he was receiving, decided to use it to make money for himself.
It was learnt he used female accomplices to pretend to be the president’s daughter and extort money from unsuspecting victims.
“It was when someone who knew Hanan very well called and suspected something was fishy that he decided to report the matter to the DSS, who investigated and arrested the suspect.
“Okolie was held on criminal intent not because of the line he owned. It is standard practice that when line has been dormant for a long time, service providers reassign lines.
The person who inherited it discovered who the former owner was and realized a fraudulent intent. He got some female accomplices who spoke Hausa and to collect money from unsuspecting persons who thought they were relating with the president’s daughter.
“One of his potential victims suspected something fishy when he called the line and the person he spoke with who claimed to be Hanan begged for money.
The man immediately got doubtful as Hanan was supposed to be out of the country at that time and even if she was not, would not have requested for such money.
“The man then laid an official complaint after which investigations began and the suspect was arrested,” the source said
Woman To Be Banished From Delta Community For Reporting Her Husband Who Allegedly Had Sex & Impregnated Their 14-Year-Old Daughter
Activist, Harrison Gwamnishu, has written an open letter to the Delta state government for immediate action to be taken as members of a community in the state hace concluded plans to barnish a young woman who reported her husband after he allegedly had sex, impregnated and procured an abortion for their 14 year old daughter, Chidinma.
According to Gwamnishu, the crime was committed sometime in 2010 and the suspect is still in prison. Read his open letter below:
OPEN LETTER TO:
1. GOVERNOR IFEANYI OKOWA
Executive Governor Delta State
2. HON. BARR. PETER MRAKPOR
Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Delta State.
3. HIS ROYAL MAJESTY EMMANUEL EFEIZOMO II
Chairman Delta State Council of Traditional Rulers.
Mrs. Grace Eze’s husband raped their 14 years old daughter sometime ago and the said rape led to the said daughter’s pregnancy. The pregnancy was aborted at the instance of Mrs Eze’s husband in a bid to cover-up his iniquitous acts.
When Mrs. Grace Eze found out about the crime her husband had committed, especially in view of the sensitive nature as it involved the rape of a minor, it became imperative for detailed investigation, especially medical investigations, so as to ensure that the victim was free from any medical conditions; and indeed that the culprit faces the law for the embarrassment he had brought to his family and entire Deltans.
Flowing from the foregoing facts, Mrs. Grace Eze first reported the matter to husband relatives and Behind Bars Human Rights Foundation reported to the Police in fulfilment of our constitutional duty to report the suspected commission of crimes, and in a bid to secure professional guidance for a detailed medical investigation of her daughter’s health and emotional status.
We were extremely embarrassed and disappointed when we found out that some community leaders had summoned Mrs Grace Eze and gave her a list of items to compulsorily provide to “cleanse the land” because she reported her husband to the human rights and sought help for her daughter. The said list of items is herein annexed to this letter for your kind perusal.
Mrs. Grace Eze was further threatened that if she failed to comply with the directives of the said community leaders, she will be banished from the community and severely dealt with.
Worthy of note is the fact that the family of the person who committed the rape and orchestrated an abortion, has not been summoned to provide any items to “cleanse the land”. (The man still in Prison custody).
We see what is at play as a conscious effort to cover-up a crime and victimize Mrs. Grace Eze.
We are very aware of your influence and astute leadership in your and therefore urge you to intervene immediately in this case so as to salvage the image of this community and put a stop to the imminent threats Mrs Grace Eze has received from her community leaders.
We have elected not to petition the community leaders to the National Human Rights Commission, as well as proceed to court in a bid to safeguard and defend the fundamental rights of Mrs Grace Eze because we are confident that you will intervene and see that justice is done. No citizen of our country should be punished for exercising her constitutional or legal rights.
Kindly accept the expression of our esteemed regards as we look forward to hearing from you.
Behind Bars Human Rights Foundation
Man Arrested For Attempting To Kill His Mother In Nasarawa
The Nasarawa Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), has arrested a 26-year-old man for attempting to kill his biological mother in Lafia, the state’s capital.
Parading the suspect identified as Kamaldin Abu Sabo before newsmen, the State’s NSCDC commandant, Mahmud Gidado Fari said he threatened to kill his mother on numerous occassions.
Fari added: “That is why we have arrested him and would soon charge him to court. It is wrong for anybody to say that he would kill another person. What makes this case different is that she is his biological mother”
The suspect who denied the allegation against him, accused him elder brother of reporting him to the agency.
Kamaldin said: “I am living on Shendam Road in Lafia. I dropped out from Government College Keffi. I am a Tailor and did not attempt to kill my biological mother. And I did not agree with the statement of the NSCDC that my mother reported me; it was my elder brother who reported me to the NSCDC.
“I had the tattoo because of the fancy I have for it, but I am not a cultist.”
He however couldn’t explain why he had many scars on his face and body.
BREAKING: Two Yahoo Boys, Native Doctor, Kidnapper Burnt Alive
Four persons were on Monday killed and burnt by residents of Otuo community in Owan East local government area.
Three of those killed and burnt were fingered in the death of 17 years Ohiole Glory who was a student of Azama College, Otuo.
The fourth person was said to be notorious kidnapper and armed robber known as Lukman.
Sources said the victim was said to have hailed from Ikhueran Quarters, Iyeu Otuo and was expected to write her WAEC and NECO later this year.
Vital organs of the victim were removed when her body was discovered.
Besides the killing of the suspects, some buildings owned by families of the suspects were razed.
Sources said the victim lived in the same compound with two of the suspects at Ikhueran Quarters Iyeu Otuo.
One version had it that she was lured into the room of one of the boys where she was killed and her vital organs removed.
The source said one of the suspects popularly known as No Fuck Up was nabbed through investigation and he named his associates after severe beatings.
He was said to have been dragged to the Otuo Divisional Police Headquarters and killed in the presence of policemen and his corpse set ablaze.
A second suspect was allegedly caught few hours later and he was set ablaze.
It was gathered that the third suspect was later nabbed and after interrogation, he said they were sent by a female native doctor from Kogi State.
He reportedly told them she was supposed to use the human parts severed from the victim to perform a ritual for them.
She was picked up at her residence, killed and set ablaze.
When contacted for comments, Edo Police Commissioner, Jimeta Lawan said he has been briefed by the Divisional Police Officer.
Lawan said operatives of the State Criminal Investigative Department (SCID) are carrying out thorough Investigation of the matter.