The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of one Chima for allegedly setting ablaze his elder sister, identified simply as Victoria, at their place of residence by the CAC bus stop in the Okokomaiko area of Ojo.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the siblings were assisting their mother, who was cooking in the kitchen, when trouble started between Victoria and him.
It was learnt that the mother cautioned Victoria against cohabitating with men since she had a home, but an argument ensued between them and Victoria allegedly disrespected her in the process.
Chima, who was angered by what Victoria did to their mother, reportedly grabbed a keg filled with petrol, hit his sister with it and the content spilled on her and their mother.
This was followed by an explosion and the mother and sister were burnt in the process.
In a bid to rescue them, PUNCH Metro gathered that neighbours rushed them to a nearby hospital in Okokomaiko, from where Victoria, who sustained severe burns, was referred to the General Hospital in Igando. However, Victoria died due to the severity of the burns, but the mother survived.
PUNCH Metro gathered that after Chima realised what he had done, he attempted to flee from the scene of the incident, but he was apprehended by youths in the community, who heard the distress call of the victims, just as smoke was coming out from their kitchen.
The neighbours reportedly extinguished the fire and handed over Chima to the police.
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, confirmed Chima’s arrest, adding that during interrogation, he confessed to setting his sister ablaze for disrespecting their mother.
The PPRO said, “According to the suspect, he set his elder sister ablaze, because she disrespected their mother. The mother was cooking when the brother threw a keg of petrol at the sister and an explosion occurred. The mother also suffered burns, but she is fine, while the sister could not make it.
“The brother has been arrested and the case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba, for discrete investigation. He will soon be charged. Investigation is ongoing.”
For Eating Six Slices of Bread, Man Dumps Girlfriend
A young lady identified as @brandybride recently took to her Twitter page to narrate how a guy she was supposedly seeing and hoping they would click and become more romantically involved ditched her.
According to her, he ditched her because she ate 6 slices of bread over one sitting.
Here’s what she wrote;
“I remember one time I went to this guy’s house and ate 6 slices of bread. That was the last time he ever called me.”
It is not known whether it was because she ate one too many or otherwise…
EFCC Returns Recovered N67.5m to Fraud Victim
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it has returned N67.5 million to a fraud victim, Emmanuel Onah, a trader based in Onitsha, Anambra State.
A statement by the commission’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, stated on Thursday that the money was recovered by the zonal office of the anti-graft agency in Enugu through a non-conviction based forfeiture.
Mr Onah was said to have in 2019 transferred N75, 760,540 to the duo of Tega Esinone and Obiajulu Umeagukwu for onward transmission to his business partner, Crecedor Industrial Co. Ltd in Hong Kong.
“The suspects converted the money to their own use. After efforts to recover his money from the suspects failed, Onah petitioned the EFCC,” Mr Uwujaren stated.
The statement added that the commission investigated the matter, and subsequently initiated a non-conviction based forfeiture process.
The process, according to the commission, culminated in a December 1, 2020 ruling by a judge of the Federal High Court in Enugu, Ibrahim Buba, ordering the forfeiture of the sum of N67, 522,831.55 in a new generation bank account belonging to Tega Esinone, to the victim.
Presenting the cheques to the victim Thursday, Oshodi Johnson, head of EFCC’s Enugu office, said “the gesture demonstrates the commission’s stance on justice for all.”
“EFCC is for everybody and all that the EFCC stands for is justice. We will continue to work within its mandate to ensure that Nigeria becomes a nation that is corrupt free. We will not rest until this is achieved,” Mr Johnson added.
He warned fraudsters of the commission’s readiness to fish them out, saying that it would be better they repent from their nefarious activities because it was only a matter of time before the long arms of law would catch up with them.
In his remarks after receiving the cheques, Mr Onah expressed gratitude to the commission for helping to recover his money.
“Honestly, I am so overjoyed because today is a day of smile. I came to you people in tears but today my heart is full of joy and my face is full of smiles. I am now a living testimony that the EFCC works and they can bring justice even to the common man,” he said.
Delta Police Make Another Breakthrough, Arrest Wanted Murder, Arson Suspects, Others
The Delta State Police Command has made more major breakthroughs in its quest to rid the state of crimes and criminal elements.
In a press statement, signed and released by the Commands Acting Public Relations Officer, DSP Edafe Bright, the Command noted that among those arrested were a wanted murder/arson suspects, cultist and phone thieves.
Below is the detailed statement:
On 14/04/2021 at about 1130hrs Police operatives attached to Delta state intelligence Bureau (SIB), after series of intelligence gathering, with the assistance of the command’s tactical teams, in a sting operation stormed Asem-Uku Community in Ndokwa East LGA and successfully arrested one Okwudili Obi ‘m’ and three others. Okwudili Obi a native of the Community and a notorious principal suspect in a case of multiple murders and arsons that destroyed many houses in the community, the suspect Okwudili Obi happens to be one of the principal suspect involved in the murder of one Sunday Nwachukwu and Fidelis Amani, who were allegedly murdered sometimes in the year 2017 in Asemo-Uku Community in NDOKWA East LGA, he and his cohort has been on the wanted list of the command. Exhibit recovered from him includes three cutlasses, six daggers, one long sword, charms wrapped with red/white blood stained cloths. Case is still under investigation with a view to arresting his accomplices who are currently at large.
On 13/04/2021 At About 1400hrs based on technical Intelligence Gathering, The Divisional Police Officer ‘A’ Division Warri CSP T.Y. MAHMUD mobilized Patrol teams attached to the Division and Stormed Hausa Quarters Along Warri / Sapele Road which happens to be One Of The Notably Notorious Flash Point in Warri and Arrested One Alix Oivwighren (M) Age 29yrs who allegedly Stole 3 Assorted Phones And Accessories From One Stella Othere (F) In Her Shop Located At Airport Junction Warri , Investigation led to the arrest of One Sani Mohammed (M) Age 38yrs Of Hausa Quarters Warri who allegedly bought the stolen phones, and also in his possession Were Three Other Stolen Phones Including a Samsung android phone , all Exhibits has been recovered. Both Suspects are currently been interrogated and will be charged to court while effort is been intensified for Possible Links their Cohorts .
In total compliance with the directive of the Commissioner of Police Delta State, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, FCIA, PSC+ to raid and crack down black spots, The Divisional Police Officer CSP T.Y Mahmud on 14/04/2021 at about 1815hrs at Orerokpe local Government Area based on intelligence gathered mobilized quick response team attached to ‘A’ Division Warri and stormed a black spot within Modisco Street Opposite army check point Jeddo, where one Nelson Newman (m) age 27yrs of same address was arrested with 35 wraps of skunk weed and other quantity of skunk weed inside black nylon bag all suspected to be Indian Hemp, based on preliminary investigation, he is suspected to be a major dealer in Indian hemp and has given useful information that will lead to the arrest of his cohorts.
Sequel to the cult clash that led to the killing of some alleged cult members some time ago in Otu-Jeremi, the Commissioner of Police Delta State CP Ari Muhammed Ali FCIA, PSC+ ordered that the Divisional Police Officer Otu-Jeremi Division must fish out those suspects involved and bring them to book, the Divisional Police Officer, SP Pius Eredei in compliance has been on the lookout, and after due intelligence gathering acted on a tip off and on 12/4/2021 at about 0500hrs one Michael Oghorume ‘m’ aged 19yrs who allegedly murdered one Timaya surname unknown and also suspected to be a member of dominion confraternity cult was arrested at Eyara Community in Otu-Jeremi, the suspect made useful statement which led to the arrest of one timothy Samuel ‘m’ age 20 years of Eyara Community and three others at the early hours of 13/4/2021 exhibit recovered from them includes one double barrel cut to size gun, some rolls of electric cable wire and one cutlass, The commissioner of police has ordered that the suspects and exhibit be transferred to SCID for further investigation. Meanwhile Manhunt for other cult members terrorizing the community is ongoing.