EFCC Arrests Iyiola Omisore over N1.3bn Fraud, N2.5bn Traced to Stella Oduah’s ‘Housemaid’s’ Account, Soldiers, Police invade Ikeja computer village over bomb threat and other major headlines you missed today!

Dear kfbers, we trust you had a fantastic weekend!

Just before you go to bed, here are the major political and crime stories you missed today.

EFCC Arrests Iyiola Omisore over N1.3bn Fraud

A former deputy governor of Osun state and governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the 2014 Osun gubernatorial elections, Senator Iyiola Omisore was on Sunday arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
According to online newspaper, Sahara Reporters, the former senator was picked up by men of the anti-graft agency at his Abuja residence and taken to the agency headquarters in Abuja.
Sources within the EFCC hint that Omisore is being quizzed about his alleged role in the diversion of the sum of N1.3billion from the coffers of the office of the national security adviser, while Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd) occupied the position, to campaign funding for the Ekiti governorship election in 2014.
Omisore allegedly received the said sum from the ex-NSA and conveyed same to the Ekiti PDP governorship candidate, now Governor Ayodele Fayose.

N2.5bn Traced to Stella Oduah’s ‘Housemaid’s’ Account

The anti-graft agency has traced the sum of N2.5billion to the account of a housemaid of a former ex-minister.
According to Sahara Reporters, EFCC sources revealed the identity of the former minister to be Mrs Stella Oduah, a former aviation minister under the administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan and now a senator representing Anambra state at the national assembly.
“Senator Oduah apparently opened the account with her housemaid’s name, image, and details without the housemaid knowing about it,” the EFCC source is quoted to have said.

Traders relocate from Alade market Ikeja 

Alade Market Ikeja
Alade Market Ikeja

After 20 years of sustained resistance, all traders in Alade Market, Ikeja have begun relocating to a newly built alternative market, thereby paving way for its redevelopment.
The traders finally relocated with the intervention of the Lagos State Government, Ikeja Local Government and the Iyaloja of Alade Market, Chief Aina Adenuga.
Chief Adenuga assured that all legal allotees in the old market had started moving into the alternative market.
All parties agreed to the relocation plan after series of meeting at the weekend with the Sole Administrator of Ikeja LGA, Mr. Abiodun Taiwo and representatives of the state government, among others.
The decision of all the parties to relocate from Alade Market ended a 20-year conflict, which undermined the proposal to redevelop the market to a shopping mall to cost N6.9 billion.

Catholic priests protest against Fulani herdsmen in Enugu

Well, it does appear that the Catholic priests in Enugu state are tired and angry over the continued violent activities of suspected herdsmen within the state.
The priests held protest on Saturday to register their anger and displeasure at the menace of the herdsmen.
Catholic Dioceses of Nsukka, Awgu and Enugu all had separate protests even as thousands of church members accompanied the priests in peaceful rallies.
The Enugu Diocese had earlier announced that it would hold a peaceful march to the governor’s office to protest against the herdsmen.
The march, tagged ‘Diocesan peaceful prayerful protest march’ was planned to begin from the Holy Ghost Cathedral, through the streets of Enugu metropolis, to the Government House on Saturday.
The march was canceled however, after Governor of the state, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and some members of the state executive council visited the church.
It is believed that the church had called off the protest after suspecting an alleged plan by hoodlums to take over the march.

Soldiers, Police invade Ikeja computer village over bomb threat 

Over 100 soldiers and police officers were deployed to secure the Computer Village area of Ikeja following an alleged plan to bomb the area uncovered by the Department of State Services (DSS).
On Friday, the DSS had said, “Sequel to increasing threat posed to public peace by the activities of the Independent People of Biafra, this Service arrested one Chidiebere Onwudiwe, a graduate of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering and known member of IPOB, on June 22, 2016.”
“Onwudiwe and his associates, within and outside the country, were planning to carry out coordinated attacks against religious bodies/edifices, police checkpoints and the Computer Village in Ikeja, Lagos State, with Improvised Explosive devices. The suspect was apprehended while making logistics supplies for their nefarious plan.”
The announcement made by the DSS caused an eruption of fear in Computer Village, an area famous for its commercial activities.
In reaction to the alleged threat, on Saturday, a pocket of security officers comprising both the police and army were seen in Computer Village in a bid to restore decorum in the area.


Aisha Buhari presents N30 million cash support to Chibok girls’ parents

Mrs Aisha Buhari, the Wife of the President, on Sunday presented about N30 million cash support to parents of the abducted Government Secondary School (GSS) Chibok students in Borno.
Buhari, represented by Hajiya Nana Shettima, the wife of the Borno governor presented the cash to the parents at a ceremony in Maiduguri.
She explained that the gesture was aimed at assisting the parents with some financial support towards alleviating their sufferings.
Buhari pointed out that the presentation was in fulfillment of her promise to assist the less privileged and victims of insurgency in the North East.


NAFDAC seals 4 bakeries in Benin

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Friday sealed off four bakeries during an inspection exercise in Benin.
Three persons were also arrested for unwholesome practices during the exercise.
The bakeries sealed included God’s Will, Life is Good, Our Daily Bread and Stone bakeries located on Sapkonba Road in Benin.
Speaking on the essence of the inspection/surveillance exercise, the Edo Coordinator of NAFDAC, Mr David West, said it was in line with the agency’s mandate of safeguarding the health of Nigerians.
He said that the exercise was geared towards achieving three objectives of registration of bakeries, good hygiene practice and non-use of prohibited dough ingredients.
“We have three teams carrying out this exercise in different locations in Benin today.
“From the inspection so far, we observed that most of the bakeries are not listed with NAFDAC and they operate under poor hygiene condition.
“We have given sanctions and made some arrest and they will be prosecuted,” said the coordinator.
West said that the exercise would be sustained to ensure compliance with the agency’s regulations.

20 people killed inside café by Islamic militants 
Relatives of some of those inside the cafe are gathering for updates
Relatives of some of those inside the cafe are gathering for updates
Twenty people, most said to be foreigners, were killed during an attack by suspected Islamist militants on a cafe in Bangladesh, the army says.Gunmen stormed the Holey Artisan Bakery cafe in Dhaka late on Friday before troops entered almost 12 hours later.
Six of the attackers were also killed and one was arrested, a government spokesman said. The attack was claimed by the so-called Islamic State (IS).
Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi confirmed Italians were killed.
He offered condolences to the victims’ families and, referring to the attackers, said: “Our values are stronger than hatred and terror.”
Italian news agency Ansa said up to 10 Italians may be unaccounted for. The Italian press said many of those dining at the cafe worked in the garment industry.
The army had initially said all hostages killed were foreigners, but Reuters, Associated Press and local media said some Bangladeshis also died.


  1. All these looters should refund our money.

  2. Hhmmmmmnnnnn
    Thanks a bunch for sharing


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