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Robbers Hit Bullion Van In Delta, Cart Away N25m

Robbers, again, ambushed officials of a bank and their seven Police escorts along Benin-Asaba
Expressway in broad daylight yesterday, carting off N25 million.

One of the Police officers, who is supposed to be on duty in another
bank, was injured and rushed to a hospital in an incident Police
authorities in the state suspect is an insiders’ arrangement.

The Commissioner of Police, Delta Command, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim, who confirmed the incident to Vanguard,
said the Operations Manager of the bank, suspected to have arranged for
the Police escort, has been arrested and investigations on.

He disclosed that the policemen were on illegal duty and were yet to be seen hours after the attack.

His words: “A bullion van from a bank’s branch in Asaba left for its Agbor branch to pick N25 million.

The bank officials, to cut corners, illegally picked seven policemen
from different locations, yet to be determined, because the bank lacks a
serviceable armoured bullion van as required by law.

“On their way back, between Ubulu-Okiti and Otulu, along Asaba-Benin
Expressway, at about 2p.m., the team was ambushed by some robbers, who
operated in a Honda Pilot SUV and Toyota Corolla car, registration
numbers unknown, emptied the N25 million into their cars and escaped.

 “One of the policemen, a sergeant, whose posting read another bank, was fatally injured and rushed to hospital.”

55 Husbands Reported Wives For Battery In Lagos – Attorney General

A total of 55 husbands have reported
to the Lagos State Government how their wives battered them in the last
eight years in renewed cases of domestic violence in the state.

The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Lagos State, Adeniji
Kazeem at a media briefing in Ikeja, yesterday, revealed that more men
were now coming forward to report cases of violence against them by
their women.

Kazeem, who is the chairman, Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team,
DSVRT, said there had been 55 cases of men reporting domestic violence
against them by their wives between January 2017 and now as against 14
that was recorded last year.

However, Kazeem disclosed that between January and September 2017, a
total of 852 cases of domestic violence and related cases were recorded
in Lagos State, saying that out of the total number, there were 564
domestic violence cases, 60 defilement cases, 30 rape cases, 11
attempted rape, 123 child neglect and abuse cases, and 84 other cases.

He said the data revealed that most of sexual assault cases were
perpetrated in the afternoon during weekdays, while corroborating that
95 percent of the perpetrators of sexual violence were known to the
victims, which according to him, necessitated the need to embark on
sensitization campaigns for parents on parenting skills and child abuse
prevention tips as well as training for children on child’s rights,
child abuse, safety and how to preserve evidence.

Fayose Committed Sacrilege For Wearing Attire Meant For An Imam – Muslims Rights Group

For wearing attire meant for an Imam on the last Muslims’ festival,
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State committed sacrilege, a Muslims
rights group declared yesterday.

The Encarta Dictionary defines an Imam as an Islamic religious leader
regarded as a direct descendant of Muhammad or Ali and appointed by
Allah. An Imam is also defined by the same dictionary as a respected
Islamic scholar, especially a founder of a school of theology or law.

Fayose is a Christian governor of Ekiti State.

However, for inexplicable reasons, the governor shocked the world on the
last Muslims celebration on September 1, 2017 when he appeared in full
regalia, including a turban as an Imam, at the venue of the event in his
state.

Apart from the controversy stoked by the costume, Fayose also used the
ground to make some strong political statements that have now been
condemned by the Muslims Rights Concern, MURIC, headed by Islamic
scholar, Professor Ishaq Akintola.

In a strongly-worded statement condemning the governor’s action, MURIC
said: “The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, appeared on Eid
ground dressed in Islamic regalia, including a turban on Friday, 1st
September, 2017. Mr. Fayose also delivered a politically-motivated
speech at the Id ground. The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) strongly
condemns Fayose’s action. It is highly sacrilegious and unduly
provocative. It is Act I, Scene I in the Theatre of the Absurd.

“Governor Fayose cannot pretend to be a friend of Ekiti Muslims. He has
delivered several anti-Muslim speeches and uttered several hate
pronouncements targeted at Nigerian Muslims. His general attitude and
body language to Muslims of Ekiti belie his status as the state
governor. “He has also demolished mosques out of sheer desire to
eliminate all Islamic landmarks in Ekiti. So, who is Fayose deceiving?”

Command Arrests Herbalists With Human Skull, Hands

The Osun State Police Command has arrested an herbalist, Adeniyi
Adeyeye, with a suspected human skull at Moro, in the Ife North Local
Government Area.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fimihan Adeoye, said on Tuesday
that Adeyeye was arrested  in Ipetumodu following a tip-off.

Adeoye said, “We are still still investigating. He will be charged to court soon.” The suspect initially told Punch Metro that  one Akin, who was living in his house, brought the skull and he (Adeyeye) sent him packing because of that.

He said he was surprised that policemen arrested him because of the
skull. Adeyeye later changed his story when he was accused of wanting to
use the skull for money ritual for a client.

While denying the ownership of the skull, he admitted telling the client that money ritual must involve the use of human parts.

The police also paraded another herbalist, Babatunde Awolola, and one Ademola.

Thirty-nine-year-old Awolola was arrested in the Iwo area with two suspected human hands.

Awolola said he bought the hands from one Olakanmi for N10,000, adding
that Ademola, a commercial motorcycle rider, did not know the content of
the bag.

He explained that the two hands were got from corpses in a graveyard.

He said, “I am an herbalist.  I bought the hands from Olakanmi for
N10,000. I buy other human parts from him also. The hands were got from a
corpse.”

You All Are Clowns With This Recession Tale – Atiku Abubakar Reacts To End Of Recession News  
 Former Vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, is not buying the news of recession being a thing of the past in Nigeria.

Recall news went round yesterday that the recession the country has faced for a while is now over.

According to Atiku, until Nigerians can have 3 square meals a day, the recession is still pretty much ongoing.
Read his tweets below:

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