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UNDERGROUND KIDNAPPERS’ DEN: Seven Suspects Nabbed By Lagos Police

The police in Lagos have arrested seven suspected ritualists following the discovery of an underground kidnappers’ den at Obadeyi in Ijaye area of the state.

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The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, told newsmen at the scene on Tuesday evening that the dungeon was discovered by joint efforts of security agents and members of the public.

According to Owoseni, the place was discovered after a highway sweeper with the Lagos State Waste Management Agency (LAWMA) raised an alarm when she heard the voice of a woman calling for help from the canal.

He said that two of those caught were set ablaze by the mob before the arrival of the police at the scene.

Tunnel leading to the Obadeyi Underground den

Owoseni said that detectives would be on ground on Wednesday with more sniffer dogs and other security gadgets to ascertain more facts concerning the incident.

“In the process, people moved in there to help and also noticed that some persons who had some charms like gourd in their mouths tried to escape and that made the crowd to suspect something unusual.

“For now about seven persons, who are suspected to be using those buildings as base for rituals, have been arrested.

“We will continue to give it a touch of professionalism and scientific approach by deploying sniffer dogs that can also penetrate into the canal to see whether we can get materials to be of evidential value,” Owoseni said.

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Items including clothes, under wears, identity cards and wigs of people suspected to be victims were seen at an abandoned house near the canal reportedly used as a hideout by the suspects.

According to an eyewitness who pleaded anonymity, two of the kidnappers had come out of the canal in an attempt to escape but they were overpowered by the angry mob.

Mr Fatai Ajibola, an eyewitness, said that some members of Oodua Peoples’ Congress also went into the dungeon to continue with the search and recovered shoes, clothes and other female items.

A resident, who identified himself simply as Kunle, said the discovery of the den came as a surprise to most members of the community.

“Most of us in the estate pass through the bridge on daily basis without observing such a thing under the bridge; only God knows how many people that have been killed by the ritual killers in the dungeon.” he said.

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The police commissioner said that investigation was underway and assured that perpetrators would be made to face the full wrath of the law.

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Minister for Labour put Under Arrest for Bribery Involvement

NAN reports that the Ugandan minister, who is also a member of parliament, was arrested alongside his bodyguard and one other person. He allegedly took a bribe from the owner of the Hilton Hotel after promising he would in return help him deal with sexual harassment accusations from one of his workers.

Ugandan minister, Herbert Kabafunzaki with the bribe taken

The amount was part payment of total of 10 million shillings that he had demanded from Mohammed Hamid, the hotel owner who a female worker accused of harassing her for s*x.

“He had promised to help him (hotel owner) sort out that issue. He was arrested shortly after he had received the first installment of 5 million shillings,” Emilian Kayima, a police spokesperson said.

According to Uganda Sunday Monitor, Hamid is the boss at Aya Group, the proprietors of the Hilton Hotel in Kampala.
One of his former employees alleges that he sexually harassed and molested her before she was summarily sacked last year, prompting her to take up the matter with the police.

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Court orders Wizkid’s arrest (photo evidence) 

​An arrest warrant has been issued for Nigerian music star Wizkid for failing to honour a contract for a concert with a client.

Ugandan court says Wizkid should be arrested for missing a show in the country even after collecting performance fee

The arrest order was issued by a Buganda Road chief magistrates court.

The Ugandan reports that the order for the arrest of Wizkid, born Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, was signed by presiding judge Moses Baligeya Mufumbiro.

The charges against Wizkid were obtaining money by false pretense, cheating and conspiracy to defraud.

The charges were brought against by lawyers of Muwema co advocates and solicitors who are counsel to a company called Face TV which is accusing Wizkid of receiving $60,000 (around N27million) as performance fee for a show that he never showed up for.

First page of the arrest warrant issued

Face TV said after Wizkid’s team agreed to the deal, the company incurred extra expenses for booking flights and other logistics to the tune of $300,000 and also sold tickets to 25,000 people for the concert that eventually did not take place.

Second page of the arrest warrant issued

The Ugandan reports that Wizkid was billed to perform at Lugogo Cricket Oval on December 3 but did not show up for the event.

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Reason Goodluck Jonathan hasn’t been arrested, Presidency

​The presidency has finally reacted to the question by some Nigerians on whether former president, Goodluck Jonathan will be arrested by the EFCC saying it was not the duty of the anti-graft agency and not the presidency.

There has been questions about whether the former presidency was culpable based on the alleged misappropriation of fund meant for the purchase of arms by the former national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

Dasuki who has been in detention has said that that Jonathan was aware of every financial engagement he participated in.

The former president also said that he did not believe Dasuki stole $2.2 billion as arms were bought during his administration.

The Punch reports that the vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo who spoke in Houston, Texas in a meeting with Nigerians in the US said the EFCC had been empowered to carry out its duty without interference from the federal government.

“Answering a question from the Internet on when former President Jonathan would be arrested, Osinanjo pointed out that the Buhari administration was not in the business of arresting people anyhow.

“He said all the Buhari administration did was to empower the security agencies and the anti-corruption agencies to do their jobs, without the administration trying to teleguide (monitor) them.”

Accroding to Mr. Laolu Akande who is the spokesperson of the vice president, Osinbajo said the fight against corruption was not an ethnic thing.

“Corruption is not an ethnic thing, there is an equal representation in the stealing as no one operates with his or her ethnic group alone, the culprits are in every case seen so far, united by greed to steal and not by ethnic or religious interest.”
The vice president noted that as much as $15 billion was stolen from the national treasury and that no responsible government would ignore that because it did not want to offend some people.
On the issue of the arrested judges, Osinbajo said the federal government was also trying to curb impunity and that the rule of law was followed because they were released within 24 hours after they had provided statements.

On the issue of herdsmen killing, he said about 800 herdsmen had been arrested across the country.

“The President has given firm instructions to the security agencies to arrest not only herdsmen, who are attacking communities anywhere in the country, but anyone of them or anyone at all in possession of firearms.

“There are about 800 of suspected violent herdsmen in the country who are currently in custody.”

He however lamented that the prosecution of the suspects was hindered by the slow judicial process.
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Konduga, Boko Haram spokesman, rearrested in Ndume’s house

​The embattled self -confessed spokesman of the Boko Haram Islamic sect, Ali Sanda Umar Konduga (a.ka Al-Zawahiri) who was sentenced to three years imprisonment without option of

fine and released last week, was rearrested at the Maiduguri residence of Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume by some good Samaritans and Policemen attached to Government Reservation Area (GRA) Police Station.

Sources said, Konduga was identified, beaten and rearrested on Wednesday after he sneaked into the Senator’s house the third times beginning from Sunday 11th September 2016.

Konduga according to family source, “kept on coming to the Senator’s house purposely to apologize to the immediate family for indicting Ndume, who was charged for providing Konduga with politicians’ phone numbers and not disclosing information to authorities under Nigeria’s Terrorism Prevention Act”.

Konduga was arraigned before Abuja High Court along with Senator Ali Ndume (Borno South), whom he (Konduga) said was sponsoring him to undertake Boko Haram activities. Ndume had pleaded not guilty to charges of passing classified information to an unauthorised person and of criminal intimidation.

Investigation by our Correspondent revealed that, the said Konduga, whose Father and family had earlier claimed is mentally unstable, sneaked into Ndume’s house a day to Sallah at about 8pm last Sunday.

Konduga insisted that he wanted to see and apologize to the Senator who was out of the country and still in Saudi Arabia for the 2016 Hajj exercise.

Sources said, “When the Maigadi (Gate man) accosted Konduga that the senator was not in the house, requested to see Justice Aisha Ndume, one of the senator’s wife, but was asked to come back the following day.

“As luck will have it, Konduga revisited the house on Wednesday at exactly 4pm, where he was identified by some Ndume’s close associates, who accompanied the senator to the Federal High Court, Abuja then.

“Policemen in charge of G.R.A police station were alerted and swooped into action leading to the rearrest of Konduga. He is now in police custody, while Senator Ndume have been informed” the sources said.

Already investigation further revealed that Konduga has been taken to Federal Neuro-psychiatric Hospital, Maiduguri at about 10am on Friday (Today), to ascertain his mental health, after which, if prove mentally okay, he will be handed over to appropriate authorities by the police.

When our Correspondent visited the said Neuro Psychiatric Hospital, the Prosecutor who accompanied Konduga (Names Withheld) declined comments, even as he referred our reporter to the Divisional Police Officer (DPO).

However, Senator Ndume in a telephone interview with our Correspondent confirmed the rearrest of Konduga in his residence in Maiduguri by the Police, insisting that he did not have further details, as he is presently out of the country for 2016 Hajj.