Large quantity of Iron Ore was on Tuesday discovered in Bendeghe-Afi in
Ikom Local Govt Area of Cross River State, a discovery that has never
been recorded before.
The Cross River State Ministry of Solid
Minerals and the Chinese Team on Solid Minerals Mapping across the
state, discovered huge deposits to the excitement of all.
to Solomon Inok, on getting to the site after about three hours Biking
and trekking from the main Village through a virgin forest which canopy
created a dark interior to an amazing site was all covered with
Baale Arrested Over Murder Of Police Man
Police has arrested the traditional ruler of Osoroko in the Ibeju-Lekki
area of Lagos State, Chief Olusegun Oyiri, in connection with the
killing of a police inspector, Musa Sunday, attached to the Special
Anti-Robbery Squad of the state police command.
had been declared missing on November 16, 2016, after his team members
responded to a distress call over a clash between two families
contending ownership of land in the community.
decomposed body was found in a bushy area around Osoroko sometime in
June 2017, while his service AK-47 rifle, was recovered a few weeks
“His service rifle was found and returned by members of the community. Who found it? Who also found his body?
person who brought the rifle was not arrested or questioned. One Aree
showed us where his corpse was hurriedly buried, but he is walking
freely without being questioned.
“A high chief from the community
approached the victim’s family, attempting to settle the case with N2m.
Where on earth will this kind of thing happen and the perpetrators will
be so bold to come up with a compensation plan?” Sunday’s cousin,
Jonathan, had said.
According to the Lagos State Commissioner of Police on Wednesday
the baale and three other suspects were complicit in the death after
“painstaking efforts” of detectives who carried out investigations in
“I led detectives to that community and met with elders, appealing to
them if they had our inspector in their custody, but they denied. A
combined team of SARS with the technical support of the
Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team based in Lagos
sustained its investigative activities in respect of that case.
suspects have been arrested. Among them is the Baale of Osoroko
village. We want to make it clear that the law does not respect any one,
either a traditional ruler or moneybags. The police will use this to
send message to criminals pretending to be custodians of our traditional
“In the course of investigation, we also found out that
the baale led swearing of oath of secrecy among the people that are
involved. Two of his children involved in that act are yet to be
produced. We will not sweep the matter under the carpet.”
Five suspects were also arrested on Tuesday on Church Street,
Oshodi, for lynching a man accused of attempting to abduct a child. He
said the mob was about to set ablaze the deceased when a police team
arrived at the scene.
But the baale, who was paraded along with
the three others, denied his involvement in the killing of the
policeman, saying the incident was brought to his notice by the youth
leader of the community.
He said, “I was not the one who killed the policeman. The fight was over
a land matter. Some soldiers and Oodua People’s Congress members came
to Osoroko to take over some parcels of land.
“That day, I called the
youth leader on the telephone to know what was happening in the
community and he told me that a policeman had been killed.
some youths and OPC members killed the policeman. I reported the killing
to the paramount ruler of my area. I didn’t swear any oath of secrecy
Police Arrest Herbalist, Concubine Who Killed And Dumped A Baby’s Corpse In The Latrine
An herbalist, Abubakar Saleh, has been arrested by th Katsina State
Police Command for allegedly strangling a newborn baby and dumping its
corpse in a latrine.
The police also arrested and detained the the mother of the baby, Fatima Garba, who was Saleh’s concubine.
spokesman for the command, DSP Gambo Isah, said the incident happened
in Gyaza village, in the Kafur Local Government Area of the state.
It was revealed that Fatimah, had an issue with her husband, Sule Abubakar, and was sent out of her matrimonial home.
“Fatima consulted the herbalist, who assured her that her husband would take her back.
“True to the herbalist’s words, Fatima’s husband recalled her, which made her to trust the herbalist.
“She started frequenting the man’s house. The man began sleeping with her, which resulted in a pregnancy.”
She was mocked by her husband’s other wives which made her
eventually leave the house. Upon delivery, she reportedly took the baby
to the herbalist, who allegedly strangled it and threw the corpse
inside the latrine.
Isah said the police got wind of the incident
and recovered the baby’s remains in the latrine. He added that the
police had started investigation.
Police, IPOB Clash In Anambra State
One person was feared dead, yesterday, at Ekwulobia in Aguata Local
Government Area of Anambra State during a clash between security
operatives and members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
The heavy presence of security operatives, including the police, the
army and the navy, made the people wonder what was amiss, until they
learned that the IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, was scheduled to visit
Several truck loads of security operatives were sighted at Upper Iweka
in Onitsha and were said to be heading to Ekwulobia for reinforcement.
Despite the heavy presence of security operatives, the IPOB members were
still seen parading major roads in the area, singing and waving Biafra
An eye witness said security men confiscated the Biafran flags, caps,
shirts and other items being sold by the youths, which apparently
angered the IPOB members, who allegedly tried to attack the security
It was at this point, the eye witness said, the police used teargas to
disperse them, adding that it was the stampede that led to the death of
Though the State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mrs. Nkeiru
Nwode, denied the death of any IPOB member, she confirmed that there was
presence of security in the area, which was to avoid breach of peace.
She said: “The presence of the security men was to secure the place from
being attacked by hoodlums. People should not take laws into their
hands; the security operatives in Anambra are working day and night to
secure the environment and are not ready to allow miscreants take over
While urging the people to go about their normal businesses as Anambra
was secure, she insisted that security operatives would not hesitate to
deal with anybody or group that tried to cause trouble.
Apparently due to the problem, Kanu was not seen in the area as at 4.00
pm, even as the security men were still patrolling the area.
recalls that it was at the same Ekwulobia that suspected IPOB members
tried to disrupt church service while Governor Willie Obiano was
worshiping at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in the area.
ASUU Strike: We Failed To Fulfil Agreement, FG Admits
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on Wednesday admitted that the
Federal Government failed to meet its part of the agreement reached with
the Academic Staff Union of Universities last year, which led to the
ongoing industrial action called by the union.
He, however, said the government was not happy that ASUU embarked on the
strike without following due process by giving an adequate notice.
The minister said government had realised that it made some promises to the union which it had yet to fulfil.
He said he would be meeting with leaders of the union later on Wednesday or on Thursday.
He expressed optimism that an agreement would be reached at the meeting and the strike would be called off.
The minister said he still stood by a position he took before being
appointed a minister in which he described ASUU’s strike as a necessary
tool to pressure the government to do the right thing.
He had said if ASUU had not forced former President Goodluck Jonathan,
he would not have created the Tertiary Education TrustFund “without
which the university system would have collapsed.”