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Herdsmen Attack Falae’s Farm Again, Destroy Multi-Million Naira Crops And Other Major Headlines You missed Today

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Herdsmen Attack Falae’s Farm Again, Destroy Multi-Million Naira Crops

Some suspected Fulani herdsmen on Monday attacked the farm of a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae, at Ilado village in the Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State, destroying some crops worth millions of naira.

The Publicity Secretary of the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, disclosed this to journalists in Akure after the monthly meeting of the association, held at the residence of the leader of the group, Chief Reuben Fasoranti on Tuesday.

The Personal Assistant to Chief Falae, Captain Moshood Raji (rtd.), confirmed the incident, saying many crops were destroyed. He added that it was the police escorts of the elder statesman who shot continuously into the air that sent the herdsmen out of the farm.

Saraki, Sowere N4bn Case Adjourned To Sept 14

Justice Adeyinka Oyinloye of Ilorin High Court, yesterday, adjourned the ongoing case to quash the N4bn suit slammed against online portal, Sahara Reporters, over series of stories published against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.

The court had granted the plea of the Senate President and ruled against the online paper.

Consequently, Publisher of the online newspaper, Omoyele Sowore, initiated a suit to quash the judgment on the premise that he was not served before judgment was awarded against him.

Justice Oyinloye, in his short ruling, said Sahara Reporters’ motion was not matured for hearing, adding that the judgment creditor was still within time to respond to same.


Consequently, he adjourned the matter to September 14.

Speaking with journalists after the ruling, the lead counsel to the Senate President, Paul Erokoro (SAN), said the process filed by counsel to Sahara Reporters was not matured for his response, noting that the judge ruled that they were within time to file a response. He also said the online media posed a danger to the nation’s democracy and administration of justice and integrity of court and thus should be checked for its constant, needless attack against people and institutions.

Also speaking, the Sahara Reporter’s lead counsel, Stanley Ihmaruo, said they were not served with originating process, among other records, of proceedings before the judgment.

His words: “We want the court to set aside the entire proceedings. We filed other papers restraining the other party in the proceedings. When the matter came up today (yesterday), the judgment creditors respondents could not respond to our papers for the hearing of our applications.”

Another Suspected Ritual Killers’ Den Uncovered In Lagos

Two people yesterday were killed by an irate mob in the Mushin area of Lagos State over suspicion of involvement in kidnappings and ritual killings.

Punch learnt that while one was butchered and set ablaze on the road, the other, who had been beaten to a stupor, died at the police station after rescue. The incident happened at Challenge bus stop, Mushin.

6 Top Boko Haram Commanders Killed

The Nigerian Army in conjunction with the Nigeria Airforce have killed six top Boko Haram commanders in the Northeast during a bombardment of their hideouts.

A statement released by Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, Director Army Public Relations revealed that the Boko Haram commanders were killed in their hideouts.

”The key Boko Haram terrorists (Ameers) neutralized within the week during the joint artillery and Nigerian Air Force air bombardments include; Abu Dujana, Man Tahiru (Deputy to Boko Haram terrorists group Hisba leader), Man Chari, Malam Abdullahi (left) Abu Sa’ad (Right) and Goni Bamanga.”


Notorious kidnappers nabbed in Lokooja

The Kogi State Police Command on Wednesday arrested three notorious kidnappers who have for a while been terrorizing the state, particularly Okene axis. The suspects are Mohammed Abdulrazak ‘m’ 30year, Yusuf Abona Jafaru ‘m’ 27 years and Iliyasu Yusuf Nyamida ‘m’ 37 years.  Commissioner of Police  in the state Wilson Inalegwu at a press briefing in Lokoja said the arrest is part of the commands fight against criminal activities such armed robbery, kidnapping, cultism, cattle rustling and other violent crime in the state, through a proactive crime preventing strategies.

Inalegwu said,
 “On the 30/08/2017 at about 9am, the Police Officers attached to OKENE Division on pin down duty stopped a Gulf Station Wagon, but the driver refused to stop, and was trying to escape but was given a hot chase by the operatives and eventually intercepted the car and arrested the three suspects at Okene Check point.
Items recovered from the suspects according to the Police Commissioner include; One Barreta Pistol with six rounds of live ammunition, One Tiger Pistol Revolver with twelve live ammunition, Nine Hand sets of different types, Small box containing surgical implements, One HP Laptop and One Ash colour Gulf station wagon Car with Reg. No. EKP 394 EX, EDO “The suspects will be arraigned in court on completion of investigation, while effort is on top gear to track down other members of the syndicate” the CP added.

 

Police Arrest 4 For Allegedly Stealing Phones Worth N1.4m From A Shop At Computer Village

Richard Ekpong, Albert Oguda, Abiodun Lawal and Idris Ibrahim have been arrested and arraigned before an Ikeja magistrate court for  allegedly breaking into a shop at Computer Village, Ikeja, and stealing phones worth N1.4million.

Ekpong, 20, is a student; Oguda, 21, unemployed; Lawal, 22, a trader and Ibrahim, 32, a businessman.

The accused, who reside at Ifako-Agege, Iju-Ishaga, Agbado Crossing and Ishaga respectively, were arraigned before Magistrate J.A Adigun on a three-count of conspiracy, burglary, and stealing.

They all pleaded not guilty and were admitted to bail of N250,000 each, with two sureties each in like sum.

HThe prosecutor said the accused conspired to break into the shop of one Mrs Mary Botire to steal phones valued at N1.4million.

“The accused burgled the complainant’s shop and carted away her goods,” he said.

Awase said that the accused destroyed the burglar proof where the air-conditioner was fixed to gain access into the shop.

“The accused came with sophisticated weapons to destroy the burglar proof, removed the AC, and entered through the hole to steal, ” he said.

According to the prosecutor, the accused were eventually arrested, by which time they had shared the phones and sold them off at cheaper rate.

The offences contravened Sections 287, 306(2)and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015(Revised).

The men were granted bail and case adjourned till Sept. 11 for mention. (NAN)

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