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A deputy Inspector General of Police in-charge of the Force Criminal Investigations Department, Joseph Egbunike, reportedly slumped and died in his office in Abuja in the late hours of Tuesday, PUNCH reports.

Until his death, Egbunike headed the Special Investigation Panel constituted by the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, to investigate the suspended head of the Police Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari, over money laundering allegations.

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The Anambra State indigene drawn criticism after recommending a demotion, which was widely considered as too mild and uncertain for the charges brought against the officer.

Before he was being appointed DIG in late 2020, Egbunike had worked for several years as the head of the police finance department.

WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that the United States Department of Justice said ongoing investigations showed that Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, commonly known as Hushpuppi allegedly bribed Kyari to arrest one Kelly Chibuzo Vincent, one of his accomplices in Nigeria.

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Two people are presumed dead in Enugu State after an attack by unknown gunmen on Tuesday morning.

The gunmen attacked an Army checkpoint on the Obeagu-Amodu road in Enugu South Local Government Area of Enugu State, according to reports.

This is not the first time gunmen were attacking security agencies along that axis. The frequent attacks led to the deployment of the combined team of security operatives.

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However, it was gathered that the gunmen stormed the area again in two Lexus Jeeps and one Toyota Sienna bus around 7:25 a.m.

They reportedly opened fire at the combined team of the Police and the military.

Although the casualty figure is still unclear, a source said at least two persons died.

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The police in Enugu State is yet to issue a statement on the reported attack.

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2023: Why consensus may not work for presidential primary – APC chairman

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The All Progressives Congress APC Presidential Campaign Council has postponed the kick-off of its campaigns earlier slated for Wednesday.

Director-General, of the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong disclosed this in a statement Tuesday.

According to him, the adjustment of the timetable and schedule of activities is in order to accommodate growing interests showing by various political tendencies in being party of the campaign council.

According to him, a new date for the kick-off would be announced soon.

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The statement reads; “Recall that we had earlier earmarked a peace walk and prayers for Wednesday, September 28, 2022, to officially kick-off our campaigns for the 2023 Presidential Elections. We had also announced that the members of the Campaign Council report at the Campaign Headquarters on that day to collect their letters of appointments.

“However, due to the expansion of the list to accommodate more stakeholders and interests within the APC family, we have decided to adjust the time-table of these activities in order to ensure everyone is on board before activities officially commence. Consequently, the activities earlier announced for the 28th of September will no longer hold

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“As the ruling and most attractive party in Nigeria, we understand the sacrifices and understanding of our teeming members who are more than willing to volunteer themselves for this great task ahead. It also shows the enormous love that the party members have for our candidates

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“A new date and time-table of events will be announced soon”.

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John Ewa, the Bayelsa born suspected kidnap kingpin, who was arrested in Abuja and alleged to be responsible for high-profile kidnappings in the State is currently being paraded alongside three members of his gang by the Bayelsa State Police Command at the Police Officers Mess, Yenagoa Bayelsa State.

It was reported that the suspected kidnap kingpin had been on the wanted list of the police for various alleged abductions in the state.

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Naija News 247 gathered that the police trailed Ewa, who goes by the alias ‘Lion’, to Abuja where they nabbed him on Saturday.

The suspect, who flaunts wealth on social media, is believed to be involved in several kidnap incidents around Yenagoa, the state capital.

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In a six-second clip that trended on social media at the weekend, Ewa, dressed in his pyjamas, was seen displaying few notes of foreign currency saying, “Get money for this life, hustle, hustle.”

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