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Ona Ekhomu Will Never Be Forgotten, NAOSNP Mourns Frontline Security Expert

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The National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP), has expressed great shock at the death of revered security strategist and analyst, Mr. Ona Ekhomu.

Expressing the Association’s condolences in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, Mr Eric Elezuo, the National President, Mr. Samson Oki, said the death of Mr Ekhomu came at time when the country needs more of his wealth of knowledge and experience, adding that though he will be sorely missed, he will never be forgotten.

“Ona Ekhomu is a security encyclopedia, whose efforts have greatly impacted the nation and the world at large. He proved himself as a force to reckon with, providing strategies and other sundry mechanism to support the fight against insurgency, banditry and other crimes. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten in the security world,” he said.

He added that NAOSNP regrets his death as he is one of great speakers penciled down for the Association’s security conference due to hold in November.

Ekhomu, who held dual citizenship of both the United States and Nigeria, died on August 9, 2021 after a brief illness at the age of 66.

Born in 1955 to Augustine Ogbeni and Cecilia Edowaye Ekhomu, he had a Diploma from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism in 1974, Bachelor Summa Cum laude Voorhees College, 1977, Master of Arts Iowa State University,1979 and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh in 1985.

He was a leading voice in security related matters, and gave his time, expertise and resources in trying to find an end to Nigeria’s security challenges.

Until his death, he was the Chairman, Security Systems Limited.

May his soul rest in perfect peace!

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Police Arrest Killers of Na’Allah’s Son, Greenfield University, Bethel Baptist Students’ Abductors

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The Kaduna State Police Command on Thursday said it arrested kidnappers of students of Greenfield University and students of the Bethel Baptist High School, all in the state.

Also in the police net are kidnappers of the 37 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, in Igabi LGA of Kaduna State.

Both the Greenfield University and the Baptist Bethel High School are located in Chikun LGA of the state.

While parading suspects on Thursday at the Command’s Headquarters along Bida Road in the state capital, the Command’s spokesman, Mohammed Jalige, also announced the arrest of the suspected killers of 36-year-old Captain Abdulkareem Na’Allah, a pilot and son of Senator Bala Na’Allah.

Jalige said one Usman Mohammed from Bukuyum in Zamfara State was apprehended by operatives of the command in connection with the kidnap of the students of Greenfield University, Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, as well as Bethel Baptist High School, all in the state.

He said, “On the 29th August, 2021 at about 0900hrs, based on credible information, Operation Yaki Surveillance team with FIB STS Force Headquarter, Abuja, jointly raided a house along Ring Road, Asikolaye area of Kaduna, where one Usman Abubakar, ‘m’ 41 years old, a native of Adakpa village, Bukkuyum LGA of Zamfara State, a notorious kidnapper terrorising Chikun, Igabi and Giwa LGAs of Kaduna State, was arrested.

“He confessed to have kidnapped many people and collected several ransoms; he also has links with recent attacks on Greenfield University, Bethel Baptist Academy and School of Forestry Mechanisation, Mando, Kaduna.”

Speaking on the killers of Na’Allah’s son, the police spokesman noted that two of the three members of the gang that killed the pilot were in the custody of the command while one was at large.

He named one Bashir Mohammed, a neighbour of the slain pilot as principal suspect, while identifying another suspect as Nasir Salisu, also known as Uban Dana, adding that the third suspect, one Usman Kano, was at large.

Jalige explained that the three suspects conspired, broke into the house of Captain Abdulkarim and killed him before taking away his SUV vehicle and other valuables.

He added that the suspects sold the late pilot’s SUV vehicle in Republic of Niger at the cost of N1m.

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Benin Woman Who Had Three Children with Her Son, Deported

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There are indications that the Benin Republic woman, who allegedly had three children for her son and has been sexually involved with another, has been deported.

Fati Sime was deported along with her first son, Adamu, with whom she allegedly had three children.

However, the second son, who reportedly caught his brother in a sex act with their mother in their farm in the Kiama area of Kwara State and out of jealousy provoked a fight that blew opened the scandal, has been on the run.

Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kwara State Command, had arrested Fati and her son on the allegation of incest.

The arrest followed a complaint lodged by the district head of Mose community in Kaima Local Government Area.

Spokesman for Kwara State Command of the NSCDC, Babawale Afolabi, confirmed that the incestuous relationship between Fati and her son, Adamu had resulted in the birth of three children.

That is besides the 11 children she had for her husband, Adamu’s father.

Afolabi, while confirming the deportation of the incestuous duo, said: “Fati and her first son, Adamu, were deported on the directive of the Commandant after the investigation, and handed over to the Benin Republic operatives at the border.

“But during investigation, Adamu confessed that he has been having carnal knowledge of his mother for seven years.”

Meanwhile, he second son, had in a fit of jealousy provoked a fight when he discovered his mother and brother engaged in a sex romp in their farm.

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Police Officers Reject Cultists’ N.5m Bribe – Ajisebutu

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The Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, has narrated how men of the Command rejected a N500,000 bribe allegedly offered by suspected cultists.

This was contained in a statement on Thursday titled, ‘Armed Robbery Suspect, Cultist Nabbed; Arms, Ammunition Recovered’.

The PPRO said an anti-crime patrol team of the Area ‘J’ Command, Elemoro arrested an armed robbery suspect and a suspected cultist with a locally-made double barrel gun and three cartridges.

“The armed robbery suspect, Alabi Timothy ‘m’ aged 23, resident of 9, Baale street, Majek, Ajah, was arrested at about 0030hrs of 4/9/2021 at General Paint, Garden area, Lekki during a routine stop and search by the police.

“A locally-made double barrel gun and two live cartridges including an expended cartridge concealed in a bag were recovered from the suspect.

“Similarly, a self-confessed cultist, Badmus Toheed (male), 22, who belongs to the Aye Confraternity was arrested with a live cartridge in the General Paint ghetto area, Ajah at about 0045hrs of 4th September, 2021. The suspect confessed that he was initiated into the Aye Confraternity sometime in June, 2021.”

Continuing, Ajisebutu said, “Two suspects have been arrested for offering bribe to the police to secure the release of the two suspects and pervert the course of justice.

“While Adariku Sunday ‘m’, 34, resident of 66, Henry Smith Close, Abidjan GRA, Ajah offered the sum of N400,000 bribe in cash to secure the release of the robbery suspect, Folorunso Akeem, (m), 43, offered the sum of N100, 000 cash to secure the release of the suspected cultist.

“Determined to ensure justice through thorough investigation, the uncompromising police officers in charge of the case rejected the bribe.

“While commending the professionalism and uncompromising act of the police officers, the Commissioner of Police (Hakeem Odumosu) admonishes other police officers to emulate the incorruptible ones.”

Ajisebutu said Odumosu directed that the case should be transferred to the Command’s Tactical Team for further investigation and prosecution.

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