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A 26-year-old man allegedly kills his father for giving him a chicken head to eat in Ondo

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26-year-old man, Godwin Matthew has been arrested by the police for allegedly killing his 64-year-old father in Akure, Ondo state.

The suspect was said to have committed the crime after accompanying his father, Audu Matthew to the farm.

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DSP Funmi Odunlami, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, who averred the arrest of the culprit, said;

“On 9th September, 2021, a case of murder was reported at Ala Divisional Headquarters by one Mrs. Christiana Audu Matthew that her son Godwin Matthew, ’m’, 26 years old left home with his father to the family’s farm but she later discovered that the young man had macheted his father to death.

In the course of interrogation, the suspect stated that on 9th September, 2021, his late father directed him to kill a chicken for his brother one Emmanuel Audu ‘m’, 7 years old, for his entertainment, meanwhile, it was only the chicken head that was given to him and this made him to kill his father.”

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The Police PRO added that the suspect would be charged to court for prosecution.

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Security guard conspires with kidnap gang to abduct his bosses in Edo

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Operatives of the Edo State Police Command have arrested one Best Abarawe, a security guard who conspired with a kidnap gang to abduct top employees of the firm where he works in Benin City.

Abarawe was apprehended alongside two other suspected kidnappers, Jacob Goto and Akpadulaha Yamoh. 

Security guard conspires with kidnap gang to abduct his bosses in Edo

The suspects who have been on the police wanted list was alleged to have engaged in several kidnappings in the state including attacks on many operators of sand excavation firms popularly called ” Burrow Pit”.

Bennievibez learned that Abarawe used his relationship with the organization to get first-hand information about the big wig employees and then recruited the kidnappers to abduct them for ransom. 

According to crime correspondent, Festus Alenkhe, the security guard took them to the company where they surveyed the environment before kidnapping the manager, Mr. Kingsley Osazuwa. 

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The victim was taken through Ikpoba River on Benin-Agbor road in Edo state to an unknown destination.

The abductors established communication with the family, demanding N10 million. After severe negotiation, the company parted with N3.5 million to effect his release.

Similarly, on the 20th July 2021, the suspects also stormed another sand excavation firm in Benin city where one Mr Ehikioya was kidnapped.

The victim was also taken through Ikpoba River to an unknown destination where they opened ransom negotiation. The man was released after the suspects collected an unknown ransom.

On 24th July 2021, the suspects invaded another Burrow pit in Benin city and kidnapped the Director, who was whisked through the Ikpe river to a creek in Delta state. 

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But trouble started after the security guard who gave the kidnapping information felt cheated from the money collected from the victims leading to a fallout.

Abarawe who later escaped to Warri in Delta state was first arrested by men of the Edo state police command’s Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber Crime unit. He then named other members of the gang who were immediately arrested by detectives.

One of the suspects, Jacob Goto, told Standard Gazette that he escaped from Prison in October 2020 after the cells were forced open during the ENDSARS protest in Benin city.

“I was in the Sapele road prison in Benin city. When I came out, a guy called me that there were some persons in the Burrow pits that had money and said we should kidnap them. We monitored them and kidnapped some of them. I was previously imprisoned for kidnapping and armed robbery too.” he added. 

The spokesperson of the command, SP Bello Kontongs, who confirmed the arrest assured that the police will arrest other members of the gang now at large.

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“The police in Edo state will not allow kidnappers and other criminals to take over the public space without arrest” he stated.

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Court orders interim forfeiture of Mompha’s luxury items confiscated by the EFCC

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A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has granted an order of interim forfeiture of 11 luxury items confiscated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission from social media celebrity Ismaila Mustapha, famously known as Mompha.

The items include five luxury sunglasses, five luxury wristwatches, and an iPhone8, which were seized from Mompha when he was arrested by the EFCC on October 19, 2019, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

Justice Lewis Allagoa made the order on Wednesday, October 13, after hearing arguments for a former parte application by EFCC counsel Chinenye Ugwoke.

The judge ruled that the order subsists pending the EFCC’s investigation of the respondents in the suit, Mompha and his company Ismalob Global Investment Ltd.

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Mompha, a social media celebrity, and Ismalob Global Investment have since November 25, 2019, been facing a 14-count money laundering charge to the tune of N32.9 billion before Justice Mohammed Liman of the Federal High Court (FHC) in Lagos.

The 11 luxury items seized are a Dsquared sunglass; Tomford – TF586 sunglass; Cartier – B17C76B sunglass; Montblanc – MB0045S sunglass and a Louis Vuitton- Z1186E sunglass.

The five wristwatches are a Rolex Oyster Perpetual; Audemars Piguet; Audemars Piguet- J46220; XY Hublot – 1321920; and an XY Hublot- 924206.

The iPhone 8’s serial number is C8PVF1LKJC6C.

The EFCC supported its application with an affidavit by an investigating officer with the anti-graft agency’s Advance Fee Fraud Section, AFF, section, Mr. Bot Dachung.

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Dachung revealed that “the purpose of this application is to prevent the respondents from tampering and/or dissipating the properties listed in the schedule to this application which are reasonably suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activities.”

He added: “If the properties listed in the schedule to this application are not temporarily and timeously forfeited, efforts of the ongoing investigation relating to internet/cyber-related crimes and possible prosecution would be brought to a naught.”

The EFCC told the judge that the items were “found in the possession of the 1st Respondent (Mompha), which property/asset is reasonably suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activities and presently in the lawful custody of the Applicant.”

According to the agency, a preliminary investigation revealed various intelligence reports linking Mompha with chains of internet/cybercrime activities.

It further alleged that there “have been concerted ongoing investigation activities against the Respondents with respect to the 1st Respondent’s (alleged) involvement in cybercrime activities.

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“The properties listed in the schedule to this application were recovered from the 1st Respondent upon his arrest by the operatives of the applicant, hence this application.

“That efforts and attempts have been made by the 1st Respondent through his legal representatives to retrieve the said properties listed in the schedule to this application.”

In a bench ruling, Justice Allagoa granted the order as prayed.

Justice Liman on October 12, 2020, dismissed Mompha’s ‘no case’ application in his case with the EFCC.

The judge held that the EFCC had established a prima facie case against Mompha, requiring him to explain himself.

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Mark Zuckerberg’s impostor, four others jailed for internet fraud in Ilorin (photos)

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A 21-year-old internet fraudster, Jatto Sheriff Umar, who posed as the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, in order to defraud unsuspecting victims via online relationship, was on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, convicted and jailed to prison for offenses bordering on personation and cybercrime.

The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, also secured the conviction of four other persons for similar offenses. They are Oguntoyinbo Oluwatobi Damilola; Taiwo Akinyemi Kayode from Ekiti West Local Government Area of Ekiti State, Adebayo Adeola Mark from Osi in Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State, Adedoyin Olayinka from Ilesha West Local Government Area of Osun State and one Yusuf Alameen Abiodun from Igbo-Owu Area of Kwara State.

While the quartet of Jatto, Damilola, Taiwo, and Mark were prosecuted before Justice Mahmud Abdulgafar of the Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin, Justice Adenike Akinpelu of the same Court, heard the case of Olayinka and Abiodun.

The defendants pleaded guilty to their separate charge.

Innocent Mbachie represented the EFCC in the cases before Justice Abdulgafar, while R. A Alao was prosecuted for the Commission in the cases before Justice Akinpelu.

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The two councils urged the courts to take notice of the confessional statements and the guilty plea entered by the defendants as well as the evidence tendered against them, which included the devices used in perpetrating the crime to convict and sentence them as charged.

Justice Abdulgafar sentenced Jatto (Zuckerberg’s impostor) to six months imprisonment each on counts one and two, to run concurrently at Mandala Correctional Centre. The sentences are however suspended, but the convict would be reporting to an official of the Correctional Centre. The court also ordered the forfeiture of his iPhone 12 pro, laptop and manager’s cheque, which he raised as restitution to his victims.

The judge gave Damilola a suspended sentence of six months imprisonment on counts one and two, to run concurrently while ordering the forfeiture of the phone used to perpetrate the crime to the federal government.

Justice Abdulgafar also sentenced Taiwo to a suspended term of six months imprisonment. The court ordered that the convict’s Black Toyota Corolla Car with registration number LRN237RA, Dell Laptop, and one iPhone 11 pro be forfeited to the federal government.

A similar sentence was imposed on Mark as the court jailed him for six months, which shall be suspended while ordering the forfeiture of the phone used in committing the crime.

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On the other hand, Justice Akinpelu sentenced Olayinka to six months imprisonment each on counts one and two, to run concurrently with the option of a fine of N200,000 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira) on each count.

In the same vein, the judge sentenced Abiodun to six months imprisonment with an option of a fine of N200,000 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira). The court also ordered the forfeiture of a draft of N135,000 (One Hundred and Thirty-Five Thousand Naira) raised as restitution to the victim of the crime as well as iPhone XR used as an instrumentality of the crime.

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Man who claims to be a pastor nabbed after allegedly sexually assaulting a little girl and attempting to use blood from her v*gina for spiritual work to make his church grow (video)

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Bennievibez reports that a Nigerian man simply identified as Arinze, who claims to be a pastor in training, has been caught after he allegedly molesting a little girl and trying to use blood from her vagina for spiritual activities geared towards making his church grow exponentially.

In a video that has since gone viral, the suspect claimed he was asked by one Mr. Matthew to get the blood of a child and that the blood would be used to help him do some spiritual works to make his church grow faster than expected.

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Arinze who was tied up in the video said he met his victim, a little girl, whom he fingered and then took her blood to Mr. Matthew who rejected it and said that the victim is very powerful.

”I am tied because I want to have my own ministry. One Mr Matthew asked me to go and bring the blood of a child from any part of her body.”

A landlord in the area where the incident happened, filmed the suspect and recounted how the suspect was nabbed.

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”This man his name is Arinze. This Arinze came to my tenant’s place about three weeks ago. The first time he came, he said he was looking for a house so my tenant was trying to help him. They couldn’t get a house or shop because they said it was too expensive for them

 He went to my tenant’s place. My tenant gave him food, he ate the food. Maybe he used spiritual means or something, my tenant fell asleep. She slept off. By the time she woke up, she saw one of her girls, blood was dripping from her vagina. By the time she looked around, this man had fled. 

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Today, this man came. She now asked someone to hold the guy. He started making confessions that not that he slept with the girl, he only used his finger on the girl. Whether it is true or not we don’t know. The only thing we know is that the girl was defiled and he said he collected blood from the girl’s vagina. He took it to where they wanted to use it some that his church will boom.”

See the video clip of the suspect confessing below:

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Police arrest fake soldier who steals from women after promising to marry them

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Police have apprehended a 38-year-old man, Mkwatula, who stole from women after lying that he was a Malawi Defence Force soldier and he would marry them.

Rebecca Kwisongole, the Ntcheu Police spokesperson, said the suspect has been proposing love to women, cohabiting with them, and promising to marry them.

According to Kwisongole, days after cohabiting with a woman, Mkwatula would steal their valuables ranging from motorcycles, plasma TVs, speakers, cellphones, duvets, and cash.

“Police records show three cases were registered against him and he is expected to appear in court soon to answer charges of theft and fraudulent pretense of marriage contrary to sections 278 and 161 of the Penal Code,” said Kwisongole.

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Meanwhile, police have managed to recover a motorcycle, plasma TV, cellphones, a speaker, and a duvet.

The suspect hails from Mdala village Traditional Authority Amidu in the Balaka district. 

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Police arrest two abductors of Kaduna Catholic priest, 45 other crime suspects

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The Nigeria Police Force Intelligence Response Team (IRT) has apprehended 2 suspects in connection with the kidnap of a Catholic priest in Kagarko Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Recall that Rev. Father Anthony Dawah was kidnaped at Dogon Kurmi village in Kagarko on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Read HERE

Police arrest two abductors of Kaduna Catholic priest, 45 other crime suspects

CP Frank Mba, the Force Public Relations Officer, in a statement on the 12th of October, said the suspects, Abubakar Usman, 21, and Salisu Abdullahi, 28, were arrested by the Police team following intense intelligence-led operations to unravel, arrest and bring to book, the criminal gang responsible for a series of related high-profile kidnap operations in Kaduna State.

READ ALSO: Police in Ogun arrest a man who stormed the school with thugs to attack a teacher who beat his daughter

“Investigations by the Police Team disclosed how the arrested principal suspects masterminded and led other gang members to carry out the dastardly act,” CP Mba stated.

“One (1) GPMG and three (3) AK47 rifles were recovered from the suspects while effort is still ongoing to arrest other members of the gang.”

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Police arrest two abductors of Kaduna Catholic priest, 45 other crime suspects

Similarly, the police arrested three (3) ex-convicts, Abel Nanfa, ‘m’ 23 yrs, Nankum Wazhi, ‘m’ 32 yrs, and Jonah Patrick, ‘m’ 25 yrs, in Plateau State for their involvement in armed robbery, kidnapping, and car theft within the Jos metropolis.

“Investigations revealed that the suspects, after serving their jail term, returned to their nefarious activities before nemesis caught up with them,”

“The suspects were arrested while trading a Toyota corolla vehicle which they snatched at gunpoint from one of their victims in Jos. One (1) AK47 rifle, one (1) berretta pistol, and twenty-one (21) rounds of live ammunition were recovered from the suspects.

In another development, the Police Team arrested one Abubakar Haliru,48, of Zaria LGA in Kaduna State, who lured his cousin, one Binta Mohammed, and handed her over to his kidnap gang members in Galadimawa forest in Kaduna State.

Binta narrowly escaped from the kidnap gang and thereafter contacted the police before her eventual rescue.

Investigations revealed that Haliru and his gang members are in the habit of taking advantage of family ties to deceive and abduct family members.

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“A total of forty-seven (47) suspects were arrested in the various operations, while exhibits recovered include: One (1) GPMG, twenty-two (22) sophisticated firearms and weapons of different caliber, 5hundred and twenty-five (525) ammunition, one (1) hacksaw, and mobile phones were recovered from the suspects,” he added. 

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, FDC has assured the nation that the Force will remain committed to cracking down on criminal networks, mopping up illicit weapons in the hands of criminal elements, and generally working toward enhancing public safety in the country.

The IGP also urged citizens to continue to provide useful information to the police to aid in the crime-fighting efforts. All the suspects will be charged to court at the conclusion of investigations.

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