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Kingpin of Ex-Anambra Lawmaker’s Killers Arrested

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The Police in Anambra State have arrested the kingpin of the gunmen that allegedly killed a former member of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Anthony Igboka.

The Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mustapha Dandaura, disclosed this on Monday at a press briefing in Awka, the Anambra State capital.

He said the arrest of the kingpin followed an aggressive manhunt launched by the command.

He gave the name of the gang leader as Chigbo Aniegbu alias transformer.

Aged 27, Aniegbu, the CP said was from the same Nimo community as the slain Igboka.

He said two of the members of the gang were at still large, adding that efforts were being made to track them.

Dandaura said, “It would be recalled that on the 16th of April,2019 at about 8.18pm, the President General Nimo community one Chief Frank Anthony Igboka was shot and murdered by gunmen around Nimo market in Njikoka LGA of Anambra State.

“Following the incident, the Command under my watch launched an aggressive manhunt of perpetrators of this dastardly act which led to the arrest of the main kingpin one Chigbo Aniegbu aka Transformer, aged 27 years of Abba, Nimo in connection with the murder of the late President General.

“Other gang members are at large and effort is being intensified to apprehend them” The CP gave names of those at large as Chukwunonso alias, Nwasami, and  Obinna Okafor.

The Police Commissioner added, “Suspects have all been declared wanted by the Command and a cash reward of N5m  was promised to anybody who provided useful information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects by His Excellency the executive governor of Anambra State Chief Willie Obiano”.

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Cult Clash in Lagos Claims Seven Lives

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No fewer than seven people were reportedly killed during a violent clash between two rival cults in the Ijede area of Ikorodu, Lagos State.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, who confirmed the incident, told theNews Agency of Nigeria in Lagos, on Wednesday, that the KK and Eiye confraternities were involved in the clash.

Elkana said the command immediately responded and arrested 10 suspects.

He explained that the fracas, leading to deaths, started when an argument ensued between two members of the groups, with one of the fighters stabbed.

The police spokesman said the gang, whose member was stabbed, believing him to be dead, launched a retaliatory attack on members of the rival group.

He said the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumisu, immediately called for an emergency meeting and summoned the Area Commander, Divisional Police Officers and the tactical commanders where the incident occurred.

According to him, the police chief also deployed the Special Strike Force men to arrest the cultists and deal with the situation.

Reacting to the development, the Chairman, Ijede Local Council Development Area, Mr Fatiu Salisu, said the clash started on Monday when a man was reportedly stabbed with a bottle and was rushed to the Ikorodu General Hospital.

Salisu said the man was rejected due to the nature of his injuries and he was later referred to a teaching hospital, where he was attended to.

According to him, members of his group thought that he had died, and thereafter embarked on a revenge mission in the community.

He stated, “I was at a meeting in Ikeja when I was called that a member of the Eiye Confraternity had been stabbed, and when I came, I saw one corpse at the roundabout.”

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Man, 40, Lands in Police Net for Beating, Stabbing Wife to Death

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The police in Ogun State have arrested a 40-year-old man, Bamidele Olanrewaju, for allegedly beating his wife, Adenike, to death.

Mr Olanrewaju allegedly committed the act in their home in Ofada community in the state.

Police spokesperson in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the arrest on Monday. He said the incident occurred on Sunday and was reported at the Ofada Police Post by the 15-year-old son of the couple.

He said, the boy, Ayomide Olanrewaju, told the police that his mother had a misunderstanding with his father, leading to a fight between them.

He said his father hit her with a big stick until she fell into a coma, after which he allegedly stabbed her on the head with a screwdriver, resulting in the death of the woman.

“On the strength of the report, the officer-in-charge Ofada Police Post, DSP Akinfolahan Oluseye led his men to the scene at Bisodun village via Ofada where the suspect who had been held down by the people of the community was handed over to the police and he was immediately taken to Owode-Egba Divisional headquarters where he is currently being interrogated,” Mr Oyeyemi said.

He said preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect was fond of beating his wife. After finally beating her to death, Mr Oyeyemi said the suspect attempted to bury the corpse secretly when their children who saw him digging a grave by the side of their house alerted their neighbours.

“The corpse of the victim has been deposited at Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital Mortuary, Sagamu for autopsy, while the screwdriver and the stick which the suspect used to kill the victim have also been recovered,” the police spokesperson said.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, has ordered the suspect transferred to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.

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Police Arrest Notorious Female Armed Robber in Delta

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Officers and men of the “Safe Delta” Unit of the Nigeria Police Force, led by CSP Anieteh Eyoh, on Monday morning, arrested a notorious female armed robber, Bella Lucky, and two other suspects of a criminal gang at McClivers market area in Warri, Delta State.

The armed robbery syndicate, who has been on the police wanted list, included two boys and a female. They are presently in custody at the Delta State Police Command in Asaba.

Daggers and some mobile phones were recovered from the suspects by the police operatives, who tracked the notorious female suspect down to a hideout after she allegedly stabbed and inflicted injuries on a yet-to-be-identified woman.

The PUNCH gathered that the notorious female armed robber specialises in luring victims to the criminal gangs terrorising Warri and its environs with a commercial tricycle, popularly known across the state as “Keke”.

Confirming the arrest of the armed robbery syndicate, the Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Hafiz Inuwa, told journalists in Warri that “three of them were arrested. One of them is a very young girl.”

Inuwa said, “These are armed robbers who were using a woman. It’s not a question of a notorious armed robber. It’s a gang using knife, stabbing people and robbing them.”

According to the police boss, the modus operandi of the syndicate is to use the female robber “to deceive passengers, engage them in a discussion, get them carried away, and rob them”.

“They’ve been arrested and they’re in our custody,”, the CP added.

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