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Police Parade 15 Cultists In Rivers

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The Rivers State Police
Command paraded 15 suspected cultists who were arrested in different parts of the state.
The 15 cultists paraded were among the 57 suspected criminals arrested by the police in the state for various crimes across the state.
The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Zaki Ahmed while briefing journalists in his office in Port Harcourt, recently said that the suspected cultists would be charged to court after investigation was concluded.
Ahmed stated that the operatives of the Anti-Cultism Unit (ACU) of the command during the period under review arrested the suspects and added that they had all confessed to belonging to different cult groups terrorising the people of the state.
The CP said that the cultists were arrested from different parts of the state on different days.
He gave the names of the those arrested to include Otelema Kalio, Richard Sample, Godwin Innocent, Owuzeehi Ikem, Believe Marvin and Godpower Welekwe. Others are Nelson Wombe, Patrick Omah, Chinwe Oti, (aka Point and Kill), Oliver Michael, Odinaka Njoku, Monday Baovi, Chika Dibia Nwaonu and Obinna Onwusor.
The State Commissioner of Police said that they had made useful revelations that would help others. Police investigation and lead to the arrest of their members.
According to him, different types of exhibits including locally made guns, single and double barrel guns, revolver pistols, baretta pistols, wooden carved gun, motorcycles, Indian hemp, machetes, charms and wallets were recovered from the suspects.

 

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Wike’s Tribunal Victory Excites Monarch

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The  election tribunal  Victory of the Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike last Saturday has been described as the victory of Rivers people.
The General Secretary, Association of Niger Delta Monarchs Of Nigeria (ANDMON), King Leslie Eke said this when he spoke with newsmen recently in his palace at Woji Community in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area.
King Eke said that the victory had vindicated the Governor and the entire Rivers people.
The ANDMON scribe, who is the Nyerisi Eli Woji and  Eze Oha Evo III of Evo Kingdom, pointed out that the tribunal had once shown that the court was the last hope of the common man.
The  Eze Gbakagbaka,  opined that the judgement of the tribunal, further pointed to the fact that the Governor was God-sent.
“Congratulations  Your Excellency . You are  God sent as I always say. The taste of the pudding is in the eating”, he said.
He maintained that the tribunal would not have done otherwise considering the level of support given to the Governor by the people.
“God  has ultimately vindicated you and the victory He gave you Sir. The tribunal actually did the needful, because the people gave you both their votes and support “, he added.
The Eze Woji, further stressed that his support for the state Governor would not go down, no matter the intrusion of those he described as detractors.
According to him, Governor Wike’s  name  would ever remain in the sands of history of  state and the country due to his contributions to democracy and good governance.
On the purchase of 45 percent interest share of Shell Petroleum Development Company of Oil Mining Lease 11 (OML11), at Ejama , Ebubu Community in Eleme Local Government by the Governor, he said it was a welcomed development.
He said the purchase, would not only increase the revenue base of the state, but would also tackle the issue of unemployment.
According to him, it will only take those with bold spirit to plan and strategically position the state for economic viability.
It will be recalled that the purchase of the OML 11 and the tribunal victory came shortly after the meritorious 100 days in office celebration of the second tenure in office of Governor Nyesom Wike.

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Soldiers Rescue Kidnapped Boko Haram Victims In N’East …Raid Kidnappers’ Den In Rivers

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The Nigerian Army has said that its troops have rescued some Boko Haram kidnapped victims in the  North East and raided kidnappers’ den in Rivers State where some suspects were also arrested.
This was contained in a statement issued by the  Army Operations Media Coordinator, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu which was made available to newsmen in Port Harcourt, Monday.
The statement, pointed out that the move, was part of the drive by the Nigerian Army to clear marauding     criminal insurgents and other unscrupulous elements in the country.
The feat, it revealed, was recorded from Operation Lafiya Dole and other theatres of operations nationwide, troops of 151 insurgents.
“This rescue operation occurred at about 12:20 pm on 4 October, 2019 when the said troops, while acting on  information volunteered by some patriotic indigenes, blocked and engaged the criminal insurgents in a fierce fire fight at a crossing point around Firgi village in Bama LGA of Borno State”, it added.
Iliyasu in the statement, explained that the operation, also led  to the rescue of the civilians and a Canter truck loaded with grains.
It further hinted that the criminal insurgents, succumbed to the superior fire power of the troops, abandoned the hijacked truck and its occupants and fled into the forest. “The gallant troops are still on the trail of the criminal insurgents while the rescued victims have been escorted safely, back to their destination”. Troops continue to dominate the area and deny the criminal elements freedom of action within the entire Theatre of operation”, it stressed.
Similarly, it was learnt that the of troops of 114 Task Force Battalion, last Saturday, while on its clearance operations, discovered two Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) planted by criminal insurgents at Bitta – Yamteke Road, and added that the devices were successfully detonated by the Explosive Ordinance Disposal team, thus making the route safe again for commuters.
In the same vein, troops of Operation MESA, as the statement further noted,  raided the criminal hideouts of some identified kidnap kingpins in Rivers State.
It was revealed that the suspected kidnappers who had been terrorising innocent citizens met their waterloo  when troops of 29 Battalion simultaneously raided the said  criminal hideouts in Obio/Akpor, Tai and Gokana Local Government Areas on 2nd October 2019.
According to the Army statement, the operation led to the arrest of  four high profile criminals which included DUMBARI Bro from B-Dere community, Victor Dokara from K-Dere community, Gbaraco Kaviloba from Lewe and Confidence Friday from Bodo community.  It informed that the suspects were undergoing interrogations and would soon be handed over to the appropriate Security Agency for prosecution.
Meanwhile, the statement, had on behalf of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai, appealed to the general public to support the Nigerian Army’s resolve to completely rid their communities of criminal elements by providing useful information to effectively tackle the myriad  of the security challenges facing the nation.

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Motorcycle Theft: Man To Spend Six Months In Correctional Centre

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A Sharia Court ll, sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna, yesterday sentenced a bricklayer, Benjamin Ayuba, 25, to six months in correctional centre for stealing a motorcycle.
The Judge, Murtala Nasir, however gave the convict an option of N6,000 fine and also ordered him to pay N5,000 as compensation.
In his plea, the defendant, Ayuba, told the court that the motorcycle belonged to a church not the complainant.
Earlier, the police prosecutor, Sgt. Aliyu Ibrahim, told the court that on Sept. 30, at about 10:00am one Caleb Shittu of Mando, Kaduna, reported the case at the Kurmin Mashi police division.
He said that the complainant told the police that he parked his boxer motorcycle valued at N75,000 at about 2pm in front of his house at Mando, Kaduna, but was stolen few minutes after.
“During police investigation, the motorcycle was found in the possession of the accused and he confessed to have committed the crime,” the prosecutor told the court.
He said that the motorcycle was retrieved from the accused and released to the owner.
Ibrahim said the offense is punishable under section 139 of Kaduna State Sharia Law, 2002.
“We pray the court to sanction him accordingly and to order him pay us N5,000 as compensation”, he said.

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