The Kwara State Police Command has arrested three cattle traders for allegedly kidnapping and killing a man who wanted to buy a cow from them for his wedding.
The Police Spokesperson in the State, Ajayi Okasanmi, who confirmed the arrest to newsmen gave the name of the suspects as Kazeem, Mohammed Chatta, Jimoh Abdulateef and Madi Jeremiah.
Okasanmi said that Kazeem, who is also the leader of the gang was alleged to have collected N160,000 from the victim, Olokose Oluwasola Ojo, to get him a cow for his wedding scheduled for March 12 and 13 this year.
According to him, security operatives were alerted after Ojo’s fiancée received a phone call from his line, demanding for N12 million ransom if she hoped to see him again.
He further stated that an investigation into the matter led to the arrest of the suspects who also confessed to killing the victim and burying him in a shallow grave inside the bush.
“The suspects in their confessional statement said they lured the victim into the remote part of Patigi where he was told the cow he paid for was being kept but was shot dead on getting to the spot.
“They also took policemen to the scene of the killing where the head of the victim and arm was severed and used for money ritual by Mohammed Kazeem, the leader of the gang.
“The body of the victim has been taken to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital mortuary for autopsy.
“The suspects will be charged to court as soon as court resumes sitting,” he said.
Senator Peter Nwaoboshi jails for 7 years over money laundering charges
A sitting senator, Peter Nwaoboshi, currently representing Delta North Senatorial District at the National Assembly, has been sentenced to 7 years imprisonment for money laundering by the Lagos division of the Court of Appeal.
The court which delivered the judgement on July 1, 2022, also ordered that his 2 companies, Golden Touch Construction Project Ltd and Suiming Electrical Ltd, be wound up in line with the provisions of Section 22 of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act 2021.
The ruling by the Appellate Court followed the success of the appeal by challenging the judgment of Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court which on June 18, 2021, 2018 discharged and acquitted the defendants of a 2 count charge of fraud and money laundering.
This disclosure is contained in a series of tweet posts by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) on its official Twitter account.
See video as three men sentence to death by hanging for killing Fasoranti’s daughter in Ondo
A High Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State on Friday, June 10, sentenced three men to death by hanging for the murder of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of Afenifere leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti.
On July 12, 2019, while returning to Lagos from a visit to her father in Akure, Mrs Olakunrin was shot and killed by the convicts along the Ore/Ijebu Ode expressway.
Justice Williams Olamide found Mohammed Shehu Usman, Osagie Lawal, and Adamu Adamu guilty of conspiracy to murder, kidnapping, and armed robbery.
The court discharged and acquitted the fourth suspect, Auwalu Abubakar, 25, who was charged with assisting and abetting the act.
Why Rihanna’s Boyfriend, A$ap Rocky Is Arrested?
A$AP Rocky, an American rapper has been arrested in connection with a shooting that occurred in November.
The star was caught at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday while returning from a trip with his girlfriend, Rihanna.
LA Police are looking into the singer whose real name is, Rakim Mayers for his suspected participation in a non-fatal gunshot in Hollywood last year.
Connectley Naija News reports that he was released on $550,000 (£421,000) bail shortly after his arrest.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the arrest was made in connection with an “argument between two acquaintances” that resulted in bullets being fired.
The victim later informed authorities that Mayers approached him on the street with a firearm while walking with two other people.
According to police reports acquired by NBC News, they claimed Mayers shot him three to four times and that one of the rounds grazed his left hand.
The victim suffered a ” small injury, ” according to the LAPD, following which his assailants ” fled on foot. “
Alan Jackson, Mayers’ lawyer, confirmed that his client had been arrested but declined to speak further.
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