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I went into robbery to pay my wife’s bride price – Robbery suspect

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A robbery suspect, Chukwuma Okoro, has confessed that he was involved in robbery to enable him pay N300,000 bride price.

Okoro was among four robbery suspects arrested and paraded on Wednesday by the Ondo State Police Command.

Other suspects included: Ezenwa Raphael, Chukwudi Oruma and Thomas Onofuapo.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Femi Joseph while parading the suspects at the headquarters of the command in Akure, the state capital,  said Okoro and other suspects were among the armed robbers who had been terrorising the state in the recent time.

Specifically, he said Okoro allegedly attacked a girl who was carrying a sum of N500,000 to the bank and as he was trying to forcefully collect the money from the girl, he was arrested by passers-by.

The PPRO added that a pistol and five live carriages were found on Okoro.

Joseph said, “Okoro attacked a sales girl who was going to the bank to deposit a sum N500,000. As he was struggling to collect the money from her, the girl raised the alarm that attracted the passer-by who arrested him.”

Okoro, who said he was a vegetable seller in Akure, explained that his efforts to satisfy his wife pushed him to robbery. He said he wanted to pay a N300,000 bride price demanded by his wife’s family.

He said, “ It is my wife that pushed me into it, I have never stolen in my life, this is the first time, she ran away from my house since three weeks ago and I have been begging her to come back, so I started looking for money to pay her bride price before she comes back.

The police spokesman said the suspect would soon be charged to court, adding that the command would not relent in the fight against crimes and criminality in the state.

© 2017, Sunday Emmanuel. All rights reserved.

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leaked photo of a few of the remaining statues that Governor Rochas is yet to commission..can you tell who they represent?

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Can you guess who the other statues represent?

See a leaked photo of a few of the remaining statues that Governor Rochas is yet to commission..can you tell who they represent?

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Police arrest gang leader behind massacre in River State community

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One Osita, the leader of the gang who killed 15 people in Mgboshimili-Rumueme community, a suburb of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has been apprehended.

“Based on Information the OC F-SARS Rivers State CSP AKIN FAKOREDE under the Command of the Commissioner Of Police CP ZAKI M. AHMED Stormed a Private Clinic in Ada-George were Mr OSITA who Led the Gang of Cultist that Massacred 15 Persons in Mgbuoshimini Axis of Rivers State Recently was Receiving Treatment. An Army unit was also on ground to arrest the Situation.
The Suspect Mr OSITA has been taking to Army Barracks for Interrogation. The Military Police is working with the F-SARS Operatives of The Nigeria Police Force Rivers State Command to ensure a Breakthrough.”  Security expert, Bosindelive wrote.

A statement issued by its Spokesman, Nnamdi Omoni, said the suspects are members of a notorious criminal gang responsible for killings and other cult-related activities in the community

Police arrest gang leader behind massacre in River State community

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Remembering legendary Nigerian journalist, Dele Giwa, 31 years after!

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Today marks the 31st remembrance anniversary of Sumonu Oladele “Baines” Giwa(16 March 1947 – 19 October 1986); a legendary Nigerian journalist, editor and founder of Newswatch magazine.

 

He was the son of a laundry man, graduate of Brooklyn College, New York City, Fordham University, former New York Times News Assistant for four years, a fearless Nigerian ace journalist & founding Editor-in-Chief & Chief Executive Officer of Newswatch magazine alongside fellow journalists Ray Ekpu, Dan Agbese and Yakubu Mohammed in 1984 that “changed the format of print journalism and introduced bold, investigative formats to news reporting in Nigeria”.

 

Dele Giwa was assassinated through a parcel bomb in his residence on 25, Talabi Street, off Adeniyi Jones Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria on October 19, 1986.

 

Late Giwa married an American nurse in 1974. His second marriage, to Florence Ita Giwa, lasted 10 months. He later married Olufunmilayo Olaniyan on July 10, 1984, and they were married until his death in 1986.

 

31 years after, his legacy still lives on!

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