Ooni of Ife on his way back to Nigeria from US
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II, his wife Olori Wuraola and members of his entourage are on their way back to Nigeria after their 3-weeks eventful stay in the US. They are pictured above at the JFK international airport this morning.
I started sleeping with my daughter out of frustration
A 41-year-old man, Raymond Anyanwu, who reportedly raped and impregnated his 15 years old daughter, said that frustration led him into the act.
Anyanwu, who committed the offence at Ajao Estate, Isolo, said: “I started sleeping with my 15-year-old daughter sometime around January, after I lost my job. “I am a transporter, but I took to alcohol after I lost my job and could not meet up with my responsibilities as the head of the house.”
Vanguard gathered that Raymond Anyanwu sleeps with his daughter when his wife has gone to work. However, trouble started after the victim’s aunty suspected that she was pregnant. After carrying out a test at home, they discove-red she was pregnant.
The victim, it was learned, revealed that her father was responsible for her pregnancy, and the mother decided to play it down as a family issue after her husband beat her up, warning her not to disclose the incident to anyone. Vanguard learned that Lagos State Ministry of Youth and Social Development alerted the police and the suspect was arrested last Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the victim’s mother had arranged for an abortion, which had been carried out before she was rescued and taken into protective custody by the Lagos State government. The case, which is currently being investigated at the Gender Unit of Lagos State Police Command, will be charged to Ikeja Magistrate’s Court on tuesday.
Hausa artiste disappears after singing about corrupt politician
Ado Daukaka, a popular local Hausa singer in Adamawa State, has been abducted in mysterious circumstances, few hours after releasing a song against corruption and incompetence.
One of the wives of the popular singer said some strangers came and asked after him Saturday morning after he had gone to the mosque for the early morning prayer, adding “we told them Daukaka left for the mosque.
From then till now nobody knows his whereabouts.” “We search police stations for him to no avail,” said one of the wives, who does not want to be named in print. Already, people are associating his disappearance with his latest song entitled ‘Gyara Kayanka,’ where he said politicians elected on the platform of the ruling party were just deceiving people. “
The way and manner things are happening in the state will not augur well for anybody. They just want to intimidate those that are criticising the charade being played in the state,” another said. Also reacting, the state chairman of Adamawa Concern Citizen, a pressure group in the state, Hussaini Gambo Bello, condemned in totality the abduction of the famous singer. The state Police Command confirmed the incident.
N4.7 b fraud: EFCC detains Gov Fayose’s men
Two men, who allegedly aided and abetted Governor Ayo Fayose to launder part of the cash taken from the Office of the former National Security Officer, has been arrested and detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. One of them, whose name was given as Abiodun Agbele, was reportedly picked up at a location in Lagos while trying to doctor vital documents relating to some property he had bought for the embattled governor.
The names of the others arrested by the commission were not made public at press time. Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the arrest but did not give further details. “It is true that we arrested some men who were fronting for governor.
They are in our Lagos Office. That is all I can say for now,” Uwujaren said last night. But it was learnt that some officials of a bank, which the governor said had helped him with funds to run his election, were also picked up and moved to Abuja by the operatives of the commission.
Agbele, according to EFCC sources had been on the watchlist of the commission in the past week following discovery he was the arrowhead in the receipt and laundering of huge sums of money from a former Defence Minister, Musiliu Obanikor, who has since denied doling out any money to the Ekiti governor.
53-yr-old woman delivers twins after 18 years wait
It was celebration and thanksgiving, Sunday, at Assemblies of God Church, Ikeja, Lagos, when Elder Amobi Nwachukwu and his wife, Patience, 53, dedicated twins, delivered by the wife after 18 years of waiting.
The dedication of the twins, Emmanuel and Samuel, delivered on March 10 in the United States of America, was presided over by Dr. Charles Osueke, retired Assemblies of God General Superintendent.
Narrating his experience while believing God for a baby boy, Elder Amobi Nwachukwu told Vanguard: “My first daughter is a final year student of Medicine and the second girl, 18-year-old Esther, has cleared her Cambridge ‘A’ levels papers.”
He said as the only son of his parents and an African man, he was praying and believing God for a male child, adding “it looked like while I asked for one, Esther, inadvertently or deliberately, was asking for two brothers.
“When we were at Onitsha, Esther usually play with her friends, Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige’s children (five girls and four boys). When Esther will be going home, they will ask after her brothers and she will respond: ‘Emmanuel and Samuel are coming’. “Eventually and miraculously, Esther’s twin brothers are here. To God be the glory.”
Also, a Federal Appeal Court Judge, Justice Chioma Nwosu-Iheme, who described the birth as miraculous, said: “This is the greatest miracle of 21st Century. I have twins as well, but Amobi (the father of the twins) my younger brother, has broken a record as his surpassed mine.”
Cultists kill 2 policemen, 5 others in Rivers’ clash
Cultists, on Sunday, killed two policemen attached to the Rumuji Police Divisional Headquarters and five other persons during a clash in the area.
It was learned that a war erupted between the Icelanders and the Greenlanders cult groups in Rumuji and Ovogo communities, Emohua Local Government Area of River State, leading to the death of many persons.
It was also gathered that the Icelanders invaded the area in search of the Greenlanders, who had taken over the communities after their clash last month. A source in the area, who pleaded anonymity, disclosed that on arrival, the Icelanders shot dead two policemen at a check point in the area.
The source said that the cultists later entered Rumuji community and allegedly killed about three persons before making straight to Ovogo, where two persons were reportedly killed.
The source also disclosed that the bandits set ablaze over six houses believed to be owned by members of their rival cult group in the area. It was further gathered that the Greenlanders, who were resident in the area, on noticing that the rival cult members were around also went on rampage. The community source said the shootings and killings by the cultists forced the residents of the area to flee for safety.