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Eiye Confraternity Members Arrested By Soldiers During Cult Clash In Lagos (Photos)

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Following reliable information received from some well-meaning Nigerians during Anti-Illegal Bunkering and Anti-Pipeline Vandalism patrol.

Including troops of 81 Division Nigerian Army, in conjunction with Department of State Security, Inspector General of Police Task Force Team, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp, Federal Road Safety Corp and Lagos neighborhood Safety Corps swooped on suspected pipeline vandals at Magboro in Ogun State along Lagos/Ibadan Expressway on 16th May, 2018.

It was gathered that, during the hours of darkness, these vandals break open petroleum pipelines to steal refined Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) fill up hundreds of jerricans with the products and convey them to their marketing outlets in several, trucks, trailers, buses, cars and vans.

On sighting the troops approaching the said location, the armed vandals fired sporadically before abandoning their vehicles loaded with the refined Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) and some empty jerry cans and fled to avoid being arrested. Notwithstanding, the troops arrested 12 suspected vandals during a Cordon and Search Operation conducted around the vicinity.

A total of 24 vehicles comprising of 3 long-trailer trucks, 9 buses, 8 Space Wagons, 1 Hilux van, 3 Salon cars and 4 motorcycles abandoned by the vandals were recovered. Other items recovered include 166 50-litre Jerry cans loaded with refined PMS, 130 empty 50-litres jerry cans, appropriately 8,300 litres of refined PMS. However, while recovering them, one of the vehicles caught fire and was completely razed.

In yet another development, on 8th May 2018, troops received report of cult-related clashes at Reshe in Ikorodu Central Area. On arrival, troops met a chaotic scene where 7 vehicles were vandalized, properties destroyed and some law-abiding citizens injured.

On intervention by the troops, 7 suspected cultists most of whom were of the EIYE Confraternity were arrested. Items recovered from them include: 7 mobile phones, 3 ATM cards, 1 ID card, 8 belts, 1 wallet, 4 rings, 3 wrist watches, black substance suspected to be charms and the sum of N13,080.

Additionally, during another Cordon and Search operation conducted at Odokekere general area of Ikorodu, 4 suspected cultists were arrested.

The suspected cultists were among those who escaped from the raid carried out on 16 of April 2018 at Eginrin Depression area of Ikorodu during the initiation ceremony. Items recovered include 1 Itel Phone and a brown belt.

In another Anti-Illegal Bunkering op, troops of 81 Division raided another location where suspected vandals were carrying out their sabotage activities along NNPC pipeline at Akute. The vandals concealed their vehicles with refined oil products and fled on arrival of the troops. 5 suspected vandals were arrested at the scene. Items recovered include: 9 vehicles, comprising 6 buses, 2 heavy-storage trucks and one Sports Utility Vehicle.

Other items recovered include 1 motorcycle, 7 mobile phones, 371 50-litre and 42 25-five litre jerry cans loaded with refined Premium Motor Spirit, 106 empty 50-jerry cans, a hose of about 500 metres in length used for siphoning products with approximately 19,600 litres of stolen PMS being recovered.

Similarly, 12 impostors were arrested by the Special Team of OPERATION CHECKMATE at various locations in Lagos and Ogun States while perpetrating various acts of illegality dressed in military uniforms.

All arrested suspected pipeline vandals, impostors and cultists are undergoing preliminary investigations after which they will be handed over to the appropriate security agency for further investigation and prosecution.

 

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2Baba Suing Me, Claiming I Didn’t

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Blackface Naija has for years been claiming his former bandmate 2Baba stole the song “African Queen” from him after their band Plantashun Boiz disbanded.
Blackface Naija had also claimed his former bandmate stole from him the song “Let Somebody Love You.” 2Baba had in May 2017 threatened to sue Blackface Naija for defamation of character if the latter doesn’t apologize and withdraw the “false and defamatory statements.”
It seems more than a year later 2Baba is going forward with his threat.
Blackface on his Instagram shared a photo of a Writ of Summons asking him to appear in court. He wrote:
2face idibia @official2baba& his manager Efe Omorogbe @efeomorogbe Sued me for 50Million They claiming i didn’t write #letsomebodyloveyou & #africanqueen n what else?? Just about time me and my #legalteamfiled for #mydefence
After which I will release my album #risingsun (defendervol2)

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Ekiti Guber: Observers Raises Doubt On Credibility Of Election, Rejects Template For 2019 Poll

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Accounts of a coalition of domestic and international election observers accredited to observe the July 14 governorship poll in Ekiti has added to insinuations that the election is marred with irregularities that raises questions on its credibility.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of the poll but his closest rival, Olusola Eleka of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rejected the announced result.
Presenting their report on the election, the observers who comprised representatives from over 50 domestic organisations, human rights groups and international election observer bodies, concluded that the process was riddled with lapses which influenced the outcome of the poll.
From unwholesome vote buying to intimidation of oppositions, the observers noted that the election was far from free, fair and credible as expected.
The observers include Centre for Credible Leadership and Citizens Awareness, Nigeria; Justice and Equity Organisation, Nigeria; International Republican Institute, United States of America; and Patriotic Women Foundation, Abuja, as well as the other bodies from the African Unions, among others.
Though, it praised INEC for the proper conduct of the poll in line with global and constitutional dictates and standards, the observers faulted the excessive deployment of security operatives whose abuses impacted on the election.
It revealed how electorate traded their votes for money in open space as supervised by party agent, adding that ballot box snatching, sporadic shootings and driving away of some party agents as well as intimidation, oppression and forceful influence of electorate’s free will, among others, characterised the poll.
Apparently dissatisfied with the conduct of their election, the observers held that the July 14 poll could not be recommended as a template for the forthcoming 2019 general elections as it fell short of global standards and spelt doom.
Addressing newsmen on behalf of the domestic observers, Gabriel Nwambu, of the Centre for Credible Leadership and Citizens Awareness, Abuja, said, “The exercise witnessed a high level of unprecedented electoral related challenges and such abuse will remain contentious until justice prevails, especially in the areas of cash inducement, arrests of political stalwarts by security agents and snatching of electoral materials by political thugs, among other abuses.
“Party agents had huge cash and were close to voting points. Security agents were indifferent to cash inducement of voters. The whole process falls short of the compliance with international best standards.”
Corroborating Nwambu’s account, an the International observers, Mrs Virginia Marumoa-Gae, of the IRI, USA, said voters were publicly induced at voting point across all wards and polling units in the state while security operatives watched the other way.
“Voters showed their ballot papers to party agents to collect money, thugs disrupted the voting process by shooting, but the police and other attaching security agents did well by establishing their presence at the polling units as stipulated by the constitution. We also noted that the INEC has improved on card readers this time,” she submitted

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Two Nigerian men sentenced to a total of 28 years for swindling over $130,000 from Vietnamese women they befriended online

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Two Nigerian men were sentenced to 16 and 12 years in prison for swindling more than $130,000 from Vietnamese women they befriended online.
In the judgment delivered on Monday, July 16, Ihugba Augustine Chinonso, 32, was sentenced to 16 years in prison while Onu Chinonso Peter, 33, got 12 years for “appropriating property through swindling.”

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court has also sentenced six of their Vietnamese accomplices to between eight and 20 years in jail on the same charges and for “forging seals and documents of agencies or organizations.”
In addition to the jail sentences, the defendants were required to return all the swindled money to their victims.

According to the indictment, the Nigerian men set up fake accounts on social networks, befriended Vietnamese women and promised to send them cash and expensive gifts.
Their Vietnamese accomplices then pretended to be employees from delivery companies, customs officers or police officers and demanded that the women transfer delivery fees, customs fees or fines to their bank accounts.
After each successful scam, the Vietnamese accomplices got to keep 15-25 percent of the money, while the rest was sent to Chinonso.

The gang was busted after one of their victims, Chau, reported her case to the police in February 2016.
Chau said she was befriended by a foreigner claiming to be British on Facebook in January. The man promised to send her $100,000 in cash and other expensive gifts a month later.

In early February, a woman claiming to be from a delivery company called Chau, asking her to pay a $1,200 delivery fee and a VND80 million ($3,500) customs fee for a gift from overseas, which she paid. The woman then claimed she had not received the money and had Chau send her another VND112 million.
When a man claiming to be an officer from Hanoi’s economic police told her to pay a VND200 million fine as her package contained a large amount of cash, Chau became suspicious and approached the municipal police for help.

The police quickly identified and arrested the fake police officer and his wife.
Following further investigations, police uncovered the entire gang and concluded that in addition to Chau, they had also scammed another 10 women out of nearly VND3 billion ($130,000).
At the trial on Monday, most of the defendants admitted to their crimes. Chinonso, however, claimed his confession as obtained under torture. The court dismissed the claim.

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