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Kwankwaso reportedly dumps APC for PDP
Former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, Tuesday, reportedly
defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to the
opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Senator Kwankwaso, it was gathered, defected with 10 Kano State lawmakers.
His defection may not be unconnected with his ordeals in the APC.
Kwankwaso has been at loggerheads with his successor, Umar Ganduje.
In March last year, the leadership of the APC in Kano chapter had
initiated moves to suspend him over what it termed anti-party
Boko Haram launches fresh attacks, hit 2 communities in Adamawa
Boko Haram terrorists have attacked 2 communities in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
According to reports that the attack occurred on Monday night and lasted for about two hours.
There are no reports of any loss of lives in the attacks which took
place in Nyibango and Muduvu communities of the state, but houses,
churches, shops, and animals were all burnt down during the incident.
Epe Model College Kidnap: Wife Of Alleged Mastermind Arraigned, Gets N500, 000 Bail
A 22-year-old woman, Doris Ibukun, one of the wives of the alleged
masterminds of the Epe Model College students’ kidnap, Julius Omoni, was
on Tuesday hauled up before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.
Ibukun, a trader, who resides at Ile Aanu Street, Omileye in Ondo State,
was arraigned before a Chief Magistrate Oluyemisi Adelaja on a
two-count charge of aiding and abetting kidnapping.
She, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge. But Police Prosecutor,
Chinalu Ueadione told the court that the accused committed the offences
on May 25 at 8.00 p.m. at Igbonla in Epe, Lagos State.
He said the accused, wife of one of the kidnap gang members, who
abducted some students in Epe, failed to inform the police and other
security agents of her husbands’ alleged involvement in the crime.
The offences contravened Section 8 of the Lagos State Anti-Kidnapping Law, 2017.
The offence carries death sentence.
In her ruling, Magistrate Adelaja admitted Ibukun to a bail of N500,000
with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case until Aug. 23 for
Six Lagos Police Officers Arrested For Rape, Extortion, Attempted Murder
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, on Monday said
that six police officers were arrested for extortion, rape and attempted
murder in the last two weeks.
Mr. Owoseni said that two of the suspects were arrested for
‘defilement’, two for misconduct and two others for extortion at gun
According to him, the police officers arrested for extortion have been dismissed.
“These policemen are tarnishing the image of the police by using weapons
bought with taxpayers’ money to threaten, intimidate and extort the
people,” Mr. Owoseni said.
The four other police officers arrested were undergoing orderly room
trial for attempted murder and “defilement,” Mr. Owoseni said.
Two of the police officers were arrested at Ajao Estate where they were shooting sporadically, he said.
Mr. Owoseni said that 24 robbery suspects, 19 suspected cultists and
three kidnap suspects were also arrested in the last one month.
He said that two AK-47 rifles were recovered from the suspects while
some dangerous weapons, including 88 different charms and 16 vehicles,
were recovered from the suspected cultists.
The police boss added that a gang who specialised in robbing passengers
in commercial buses, otherwise known as “one chance”, were also arrested
and phones stolen from victims had been recovered.
“We do not want to cover up any erring police officer; therefore,
members of the public particularly victims should turn up when they are
invited to testify against such officers; that way we will be able to
sanitize the force,” Mr. Owoseni said.