Police in Maiduguri have arrested a female teacher for allegedly assaulting a four-year-old primary school pupil in Borno.
The Police Public Relations Officer for Borno State Police Command, ASP Sani Kamilu Shatambaya, confirmed the arrest to newsmen in Maiduguri, on Saturday, November 25, 2022.
The case is with the police and the teacher was arrested, “Shatambaya explained to newsmen on phone, continuing, “We are doing a thorough and objective investigation on the matter, and later refer it to court.”
Speaking to newsmen, the father of the victim, Hassan Dala, alleged that the teacher used to hide his daughter inside her veil and used her finger to defile her.
“It happened in Golden Olive Academy, Maiduguri,” Dala recalled.
“The Academy is a Nursery and Primary school.
“The teacher usually put my daughter inside her veil and forced the girl to suck her, while inserting her finger in my daughter’s private part,” the father told newsmen almost tearfully.
“One day, her mother observed the state of the toddler while bathing her; she started complaining of pains in her private part, but the mother first ignored it, dismissing it as normal.
When the complaints persisted, the mother noticed blood in the child’s urine, and called my attention to it; We took her to a private clinic at Bulumkutu, Miyetti Clinic, where a doctor advised us to investigate what happened.
“An investigation at Umaru Shehu Hospital confirmed intrusion into the child’s private part,” the aggrieved father disclosed.
He called on Governor Zulum to, in the spirit of the state’s Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act and the Child Tights Act, intervene to ensure justice for his child.
The Borno State coordinator of the National Human Right Commission, Jummai Usman Mshelia, confirmed knowledge of the case.
“Teachers in the school were paraded and the pupil pointed at the particular teacher,” Mshelia said.
She said the teacher was alleged to be in the habit of distributing chocolates to the pupils, “And, it was alleged that the teacher used the same bait to lure the child.”
According to Mshelia, the police had wanted to file the case at magistrate court but they insisted the case should be taken to the high court for proper prosecution because the medical report had proved penetration.
The police in Lagos state have apprehended a fake medical doctor.
The spokesperson of the state police command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, disclosed this on Twitter.
Posting the photo of the fake medical doctor, Hundeyin wrote;
”This 26-year old man faked a medical license in his name and has been practicing as a medical doctor since January 2022. Commendation goes to public-spirited Lagosians who spotted him and promptly informed the Police. You have saved lives. If you see something, say something!”
Operatives of the Zamfara State Police have rescued a one-year old baby and six women abducted by terrorists at Kadamutsa village in Zurmi Local Government Area of the state.
Spokesman of the command, SP Muhammad Shehu, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, November 25, 2022, stated that the rescue resulted from an extensive search-and-rescue operation conducted along Zurmi – Jibiya axis.
“Today being 25th November 2022, Police Tactical Operatives in collaboration with Vigilante acted on intelligence information regarding the abduction of Six (6) women and a 1 year old child by bandits terrorist at Kadamutsa village of Zurmi LGA on 24th November, 2022,” the statement read.
“The Police operatives mobilized to the location where a search and rescue operation was conducted along Zurmi – Jibiya axis, leading to the unconditional rescue of all the victims unhurt
“The victims were taken to the hospital for medical check, debriefed by the Police detectives and handed over their families,”
The Commissioner of Police, CP Kolo Yusuf psc, while commending the Police operatives and vigilante for the successful rescue operation, congratulates the victims for regaining their freedom.
He reiterates the Command’s continuous determination to rid the state of criminal activities and apprehend criminal elements committing heinous crimes across the state.
Bandits on Thursday, November 24, attacked farmers at Rafin Sarki village in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killing 12 and injuring three others.
A politician in the community, Sambokhan Giwa, who confirmed the incident to The Sun Newspaper on Friday, said trouble started when bandits demanded levies from farmers who were harvesting their farm produce.
According to him, the farmers resisted which provoked the armed bandits and by the time the dust settled, 12 farmers were left dead and three others injured.
“It is true. They attacked a village called Rafin Sarki not in Giwa town but in Giwa local government. They killed 12 people and injured three others,” he said.
“The people of the area were clearing their farm produce when the bandits came to collect money from them so they can ‘allow’ them to finish their farming activities. But the farmers refused to give them the money they demanded. From there, the thing started,” Giwa added.
He further added that the three survivors of the attack are receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital while the bodies of the victims were laid to rest Friday morning.
The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday, said four other persons were also killed in attack by bandits in Birnin Gwari and Kajuru local government areas of the state.
“On a sad note, the Kaduna State Government has sent its deepest commiserations to families of several victims who were killed in attacks by bandits in Giwa, Birnin Gwari and Kajuru local government areas,” the statement read.
“The Government was informed by security agencies that bandits attacked Rafin Sarki in Giwa LGA, with 11 locals confirmed killed,”
He identified the victims as: Abdullahi Musa, Adamu Musa, Aminu Nasiru, Adamu Ibrahim, Yau Usman Ladan, Yunusa Saidu, Salisu Abdulrahman, Fati Usman, Yakubu Ya’u, Marwanu Ibrahim and one unidentified person.
“Similar briefings revealed that Cibiya and Karamai communities in Kufana, Kajuru LGA were attacked by bandits and two people were killed, identified as: Idon Bonos, Aston Namaskar. Several persons were left injured.
“Furthermore, bandits killed two people in Damari, Birnin Gwari LGA. The victims are identified as: Salisu Mai Tireda and Mohammed Maikaba
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed deep sadness at these reports, and sent his heartfelt sympathy to the families of the slain victims, while praying the repose of their souls. The Governor prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured. The Government is engaging the security forces on these developments and other fronts.”
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has published guidelines for the conduct of political rallies and campaigns as well as election expenses of parties, candidates and aspirants.
In a statement released on Thursday by Festus Okoye, its national commissioner, INEC said copies of the guidelines will be made available to political parties, civil society groups, and other critical stakeholders.
According to the guidelines for rallies and campaigns, political parties “must issue in writing a notice to the Commissioner of Police of the State or the Federal Capital Territory indicating the exact venue and time of the rally or procession and pledging peaceful conduct and control against violence or public nuisance”.
“Political Parties shall transmit to the Commission, through the Electoral Officer at the Local Government Area and the Resident Electoral Commissioner at the State, via a designated portal and also in hard copy, details of the schedule of their political rallies and processions at least 10 days to the date of the political rally or procession. The notice shall be jointly signed by the National Chairman and National Secretary of the Political Party,” the guideline reads.
“Political Parties shall submit to the Commission, in soft copy through a designated portal and in hard copy, notification of the schedule of their campaigns, stating the date, time, venue, agenda and list of members of the Organising Committee and Police approval within the jurisdiction of the campaigns, within a minimum period not later than 10 days to the commencement of their campaigns.”
The guideline also states that campaigns by parties and their candidates must be based on their constitution and manifestoes, and must comply with any regulations issued by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) as well as COVID-19 safety protocols.
For party finances, INEC said political parties must inform the commission of and transfer any funds or other assets sent to them from outside Nigeria within 21 days of receipt.
“The maximum amount of money or other assets that an individual, a group of individuals or an entity can donate to a political party or aspirant for an election shall be N50,000,000. A Political Party shall not accept any monetary or other
contribution which is more than N50,000,000 except it identifies and discloses the source of the contribution to the Commission,” the guideline reads.
“Every Political Party that participated in an election shall submit to the portal designated by the Commission an audited report of its election expenses within six months after an election. The reporting period shall commence 360 days to, and including, the Election day.
“Every Political Party sponsoring the election of a candidate shall submit to the portal designated by the Commission a report of the contributions made to it by individuals and entities within three months after the announcement of the results of an election. The report shall indicate the names, addresses, occupation of donor(s) and the amount.”
The sight of a dog running through a Mexican town with a severed hand in its mouth has led to a gruesome discovery of 53 buried bags filled with human remains.
The decaying bodies were found in late October during a festival called El Cervantino in Guanajato, a state ravaged by drug cartel murders, according to a report by Agence French-Presse.
People rushed to the burial site in the town of Irapuato after seeing the dog with the exhumed hand, and started looking for signs of their lost loved one.
“While people from all over the world were celebrating the Cervantino festival, we were digging up bodies, and at the same time I thought it was useless because they were burying more people elsewhere,” Bibiana Mendoza, one of the searchers, told the news agency.
Mendoza is an organizer of a group searching for an untold number of people missing amid widespread cartel violence – including her brother, according to AFP.
Guanajato is considered Mexico’s most violent state – with 2,400 people murdered this year through September while 3,000 more have vanished, according to the report.
A turf war between the Jalisco New Generation and Santa Rosa de Lima cartels is at the heart of the violence in the state, which remains a tourist destination and industry hub, AFP reported.
F Cartel gunmen have killed numerous people in restaurants and bars in recent months, including an October massacre in Irapuato that left 12 dead.
The notorious Jalisco cartel is led by Nemesio Oseguera aka “El Mencho,” who is a wanted international fugitive.
The burial of late Mrs. Beatrice Nkechi Ejere at the weekend in Isoko, Delta state was indeed a floodgate of cash as money rained freely in bundles from those who came to pay their last respect, STATEPRESS reports.
Late Mrs. Ejere who passed on at the age of 76 is the mother of Omoaefe Ejere, the Chief Operating Officer, Grand Cubana Hotel.
A church service in her honour held at Irri primary school after which she was laid to rest at the family compound.
Omoaefe’s friends and associates stormed Isoko with their full chest where they opened the tap of money, causing bundles to rain over the bereaved family
They were not done yet, they also had to touched the lives of some villagers who had come for the burial.
The money gang, 36 Pals Development Initiative threw the community into gaga with unprecedented display of cash, being part of what analysts have called an empowerment burial.
According STATEPRESS, Community members who came smiled home with some cash. Each of the 36 Pals Squad flexed their financial muscle as each comes to the stage to showcase and release bundles of cash.
High class personalities and celebrities graced the event, giving it a colour it deserves. It will be one of the memorable burial ceremonies in the community in terms of cash displayed and quality of people that came.
Before the event, the community wore a new look as guests stormed from Lagos and Abuja and other parts of the country.
Omoaefe and his siblings have since y gratitude to their associates who came to the community to leave an indelible mark of honour in a seemingly sad situation.
He prayed God to bless them and give them lasting testimony.
Before the event, the community wore a new look as guests stormed from Lagos and Abuja and other parts of the country.
Omoaefe and his siblings have since expressed gratitude to their associates who came to the community to leave an indelible mark of honour in a seemingly sad situation.
He prayed God to bless them and give them lasting testimony.
The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has arrested a serial fraudster who specializes in impersonating Legal practitioners and Senior Law enforcement Officers to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.
A statement released by DSP Josephine Adeh, the spokesperson of the FCT police command, says following a series of petitions and reports at various formations/ units of the Police command, the Imposter, Olakunle Adesola, a 61 year old resident of liberty Estate by spring road AMAC Abuja, was finally arrested on Sunday, November 20 2022 by the command’s intelligence asset attached to the Anti-violence Crime section of the State Criminal investigations department (SCID ) at our lady Queen of cathedral church Area III where scores of unsuspecting worshippers have reportedly been defrauded.
”The suspect’s modus operandi is to impersonate a senior Police Officer between the ranks of Commissioner and Assistant Inspector General of Police, top-ranking EFCC officials, and/or a legal practitioner who owns a law firm by the name Dr.Kunle Adeshola & Associate has successfully defrauded many to the tone of about Ten Million naira (10,000,000).
The suspects when interviewed confessed to having been a perpetrator of this criminal enterprise as far back as the year 1980. Upon the arrest, several forged documents, unissued Police gear, Tear gases, and forged academic documents from various learning institutions were recovered in possession of the suspect.”
Adeh added that while discrete investigation and effort to apprehend co-perpetrators of this criminal enterprise are ongoing, the Commissioner of Police FCT Command CP Babaji Sunday Psc ”wishes to categorically state that the suspect has absolutely no past or present affiliation with the Police in status or otherwise and at any level. Members of the public are therefore advised to be weary of such unscrupulous elements who parade themselves in such manner as the above or any other in other to defraud members of the public.”
”The CP also wishes to reaffirm the Command’s commitment to bringing crime and criminality in all its forms and expression to the barest minimum. While painstaking effort is being deployed to ensure the above, members of the public are therefore urged to maintain vigilance and report suspicious activities to the police through the following emergency numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883, while the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) desk, could be reached at 0902 222 2352” the statemeny further read
President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that Nigeria is among four of the 54 African countries that print their currencies locally.
Speaking on Wednesday, November 23, while unveiling the new Naira notes redesigned by the Central Bank of Nigeria, Buhari said it is a thing of pride that Nigeria does not print its currencies abroad like many African countries.
“While this may not be apparent to many Nigerians, only four out of the 54 African countries print their currencies in their countries and Nigeria is one. And majority of African countries print their currencies abroad and import them the way we import other goods.
“That is why it is with immense pride that I announce that these redesigned currencies are locally produced right here in Nigeria by our Security Printing and Minting PLC.”
A 27-year-old woman, Odunayo Olumale, has been arrested in Oyo State for allegedly stabbing her husband, Olamilekan Salaideen to death over sexual demand.
The suspect was paraded alongside other 25 suspects for various crimes at the State Police Command in Eleyele, Ibadan on Wednesday, November 23, 2022.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Adewale Osifeso stated that the suspect had returned to her husband’s house on that fateful day after three months of separation.
The deceased reportedly made a sexual advance to the suspect on the night of the incident but the moves were turned down.
This resulted violence during which the deceased allegedly smashed his wife’s mobile phone. The suspect retaliated by allegedly stabbing him with a knife in the upper region of the chest.
The incident was reported at the Durbar Police Headquarters, Oyo town by the father of another deceased.
“On 17/11/2022 one Ismaila Tijani reported at Durbar Divisional police headquarters that about 0223hrs of 16/11/2022 his son named Olamilekan Salaideen aged 35 years was stabbed to death by his wife, Odunayo,” the PPRO stated.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased and his wife returned to their home in the Oko Oba area of Oyo town on the day of the incident after three months of separation
The deceased made a move to have sexual intercourse with his wife but was rejected, this further led to a struggle when the deceased collected and smashed his wife”s phone on the ground and in retaliation, the deceased was stabbed in the chest, leading to his death.”
The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has accused Governor Charles Soludo of Anambra State of conniving with the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba to subvert the judgment of the Supreme Court and arrest the party’s National Chairman, Edozie Njoku.
In a statement signed by the APGA’s National Secretary, Muyideen Imam on behalf of its National Working Committee, the committee said that Governor Soludo, Victor Oye, IGP and other top police officers including CSP Ezekiel Rimamsomte are working together to arrest Njoku on trumped-up criminal charges to prevent the implementation of a judgment of the apex court.
There has been a leadership crisis within the party as a former Acting Chairman of the party, Jude Okeke challenged the authenticity of the Oye leadership at a Federal High Court in Jigawa, Jigawa state capital, where a judgment was given in his favour.
However, the judgment of the Jigawa court was set aside by the Appeal Court, and Okeke appealed the ruling to the Supreme Court, asking it to nullify the appellate court’s decision. But the apex court upheld the Appeal Court judgment and retained Oye as the party’s National Chairman.
But the APGA NWC on Monday said, “The last 24 hours have been quite excruciating, intriguing and brain gnawing as we have kept vigil having gotten wind that Chief Edozie Njoku, the National Chairman of APGA will be arraigned today at the FCT High Court 40 Bwari, Abuja which will be presided over by Hon. Justice M. A. Madugu, in criminal Charge No: CR/12/2022; with the Inspector General of Police (IGP) as the (plaintiff), while Chief Edozie Njoku and Chukwuemeka Nwoga are the (accused).”
The Committee stated that it will like it to be “on record that Chief Edozie Njoku has not been served the court charge process till now, according to the dictates of the law. This is an indication of the plot to ensure Chief Njoku doesn’t get justice.
“We have it on good authority that trumped-up charges are menacingly and mendaciously being pressed despite the clarifications in Hon. Justice Mary Ukaego Odili’s letter which refuted the press statement by Dr Festus Akande (Director of Press and Media of the Supreme Court) and the letter from Mrs Hajo Sarki Bello (Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court) to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Nigerian Police denying the amendment of May 9, 2022, in Suit No: SC/CV/687/2021.”
In its decision, the NWC of the party said it has “uncovered a dangerous plot to subvert the Supreme Court judgment being spearheaded and financed by Governor Soludo (with Anambra resources) and Victor Oye in connivance with some lawless corrupt police officers led by Mr. Ezekiel Rimamsomte (CSP) and Wisdom Emmanuel Madaki.
“They filed some spurious criminal charges against Chief Edozie Njoku, the National Chairman of APGA in Charge No: CR/12/2022 at FCT High Court; with the IGP as the (plaintiff), while Chief Edozie Njoku and Chukwuemeka Nwoga are the (accused). They are spuriously alleging that Chief Njoku and Chukwuemeka Nwoga forged the amended Supreme Court Judgment on APGA leadership.
“Recall that Justice Mary Ukaego Peter-Odili, JSC Rtd, in her letter of 7th November 2022 had confirmed the Judgement to be true and clarified all issues that modest, sincere and honest minds need to know about the amended judgment of May 9, 2022. The essence of Justice Odili’s letter was to rest this matter of
Unfortunately, Chief Victor Oye and Governor Soludo have used Anambra’s scarce and paltry resources to procure the likes of Mrs Hajo Sarki Bello (Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court), Mr Mohammed A. Dikko (Director of Litigation at the Supreme Court), Dr Festus Akande, (Director of Press and Media at the Supreme Court) and Mr Gbenga Owodolu (Court Registrar at the Supreme Court) in their failed attempt to subvert the Supreme court judgment.
“This is the first of its kind in Nigeria. Governor Soludo is leading a dangerous crusade on impunity targeted at ridiculing the integrity and image of Nigeria’s Apex court.
“We wish to call the attention of President and Commander-in-Chief of FRN, General Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR to put a stop to this brazen madness. We call on the Attorney General of the Federation to please rise and act accordingly.
“We wish to call on the Chief Justice of the Federation to save the integrity of the Judiciary. We wish to call on the INEC Chairman to recognize Chief Edozie Njoku as the authentic National Chairman of APGA, as Chief Victor Oye derives strength and audacity from the silence of INEC on this issue.
“Finally, Chief Edozie Njoku, our amiable and tenacious National Chairman and the NWC have chosen this path not because it is likeable, but because it is difficult. We have chosen this path not because it is easy, but because it is Herculean.
“We have chosen this path, not because it is enviable, but because it is most challenging. For in these times and tides do great minds converge to plough their intellect and meet at that juncture where all forces that tend to frustrate nation building are dared and challenged; so as to offer a greater future for generations yet unborn.”
Hundreds of students of the Cross River State University, barricaded the school gate in protest against robbery incidents on female hostels on campus.
The protesting students congregated at the main gate in the early hours of Tuesday, November 22, preventing teaching, non-teaching staff and visitors from gaining access into the institution.
The students, carrying placards with different inscriptions, decried the incessant robbery attacks on the female students and carting away of several valuables including mobile phones and household items worth hundreds of thousands of Naira.
According to them, they have witnessed three robbery cases in the last five weeks, adding that their action is to highlight the failure of the management to secure them.
Speaking to newsmen, one of the protesting students, Augustine Agba, said they are protesting against insecurity on campus and the ineptitude of the school management to come to their rescue despite a series of complaints.
“This is not the first or second robbery incident but the third this month. Since we resumed, the gunmen have visited the female hostel three times and nothing has been done to improve the security situation in the school. Rather than protect us, the policemen on campus prefer to chase us around campus”, he said.
Also speaking, another student, Emem Bassey, said the robbery incident which is becoming too frequent is having a psychological effect on the female students.
“Since ASUU suspended their strike and we came back, this is the third time they have robbed us. If the situation does not improve, it will have a telling impact on our studies particularly we the girls,”
A mum has died two days after her children were killed in a horrific house fire.
Fatoumatta Hydara, 28, was seriously injured in the arson attack on her home in Clifton, Nottingham in the early hours of Sunday morning, Nov. 20.
Police today, Nov. 22, confirmed the mum-of-two has died.
Ms. Hydara was taken to Queen’s Medical Centre following the fire in Fairisle Close at 3.17am.
She was placed on a life support machine but died on Tuesday morning.
The woman’s two children, Naeemah Drammeh, aged one, and Fatimah Drammeh, aged three, were taken to the same hospital but were pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
murder inquiry was launched after a joint fire and police investigation concluded the fire was started deliberately.
A 31-year-old man from Clifton was arrested on Sunday night and remains in custody. Police have been awarded an additional 36 hours to interview him.
The father of the two young children yesterday spoke of his devastation as he tries to “come to terms with what has happened”.
Aboubacarr Drammeh, 40, said he was overcome with grief as he arrived back in the UK yesterday, Nov. 21, and rushed to hospital to see his wife, who has now died.
Mr Drammeh, who arrived at the scene at around midday yesterday after flying back from the US, told the Times: “I am just grieving. I have come straight here from the airport and now I am going to the hospital to see my wife.
“I don’t know what has happened here.
“This is just so upsetting. I haven’t started to come to terms with what has happened.”
Neighbours described desperate attempts to save the lives of the children after they were seen being carried from the smoke-filled home by firefighters.
Steven Davies, 54, who lives in the property below, said: “I woke up and the building was on fire. I saw the police drag out the little ones. The smoke was terrible. The kids would have had no chance. The lady who lives there was really kind. The children were lovely. They were normal little kids.
“They were lifeless when they got them out of the flat, proper dead.
“This is just a malicious act, and whoever did it deserves what they are going to get.”
The Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria voted Tuesday to increase the benchmark interest rate by 100 basis points to 16.5 per cent, the highest since 2001.
The CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, disclosed this while reading the communique of the last MPC meeting of the year on Tuesday, November 22, 2022.
The MPC said the tightening would curb a higher rate of inflation and restore investors’ confidence.
According to a report by Nairametrics, the highlights of the MPC meeting included: increase MPR by 100 basis points to 16.5 per cent; the asymmetric corridor of +100/-700 basis points around the MPR was retained; the CRR was retained at 32.5 per cent; while the Liquidity Ratio was also kept at 30 per cent.
The apex bank had increased the MPR from 11.5 per cent earlier this year to 15.5 per cent across three consecutive rate hikes.
Inflation rate rose to 21.09 per cent in October 2022 from 20.77 per cent in the previous month.
town in Italy is offering a £25,000 payout to people willing to buy a house and move there.
The ancient town of Presicce in the Puglia region says it will pay people to live there in the hope that new life will be breathed into its dwindling community, which is filled with dilapidated homes.
Presicce is just a 15-minute drive from the pristine beaches of Italy’s south-east shoreline, including Santa Maria di Leuca. Presicce is hundreds of years old and used to be known as the ‘city of green gold’ due to its expansive olive industry
To qualify for the cash incentive, one must purchase a house in the village built before 1991, with details available on the local government’s website. The lowest-priced homes there are small apartments in need of repair.
It’s not the first time that Italian government officials will splash the cash to rejuvenate rural areas across the country.
The ancient town of Presicce has a post office, supermarkets and a bank. The cinema has been abandoned.
According to a local councillor, the money can be used towards both the purchase of a home and renovating it, with homes on sale there from just over £21,000.
‘We will be offering up to 30,000 euros to people willing to move here and buy one of these abandoned dwellings,’ Alfredo Palese told CNN.
‘The total funding will be split in two: It will go partly into buying an old home and partly into restyling it, if needed.’
‘There are many empty homes in the historical centre built before 1991 which we would like to see alive again with new residents,’ Palese continued.
‘It is a pity witnessing how our old districts full of history, wonderful architecture and art are slowly emp