Connect with us

Metro

Police kill ‘kidnapper,’ rescue hostages in Edo

Published

 

on

Police nab two hired to kill 85-year-old man

Metro News Happening In Nigeria Today

The Edo State Police Command has killed one suspected kidnapper and rescued two victims, Samson Osegbowa, and Stanley Peters, who were abducted while working on their farmland in Ago-Orio community along Benin-Lagos Road of the state.

In a statement by the Assistant Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Jennifer Iwegbu, it was said that both victims were rescued unhurt and had been reunited with their families.

The statement read, “As part of efforts by the state police to sustain the ongoing fight against criminals in the state, especially kidnapping, policemen of the command rescued two kidnapped victims.

  Fire destroys 15 shops in Lagos

“Officials of the Command, on Thursday, at about 8am, while on patrol along Obadan Community, off Benin-Auchi Road in Uhunmwonde LGA of Edo State, responded to a distress call from indigenes of Ago-Orio Community along Benin-Lagos Road that a four-man armed gang suspected to be kidnappers had taken two persons, one Samson Osegbowa ‘M’ 65yrs and Stanley Peters ‘M’ 38yrs, while working on their farmland.

  Olubadan Death: Oba Saliu Adetunji Of Ibadanland Passes Away at 93

“On receiving the information, the team of policemen in collaboration with the community’s local vigilantes immediately swung into action, moved to the scene and embarked on intensive bush combing. During the rescue operation, both victims were rescued unhurt and have since been reunited with their family members. However, one of the kidnappers was neutralised during the operation.

“Recovered at the scene of the crime were one wooden gun, three cutlasses, one torchlight, and a pair of operational shoes.

  'Blasphemy': Court dismisses cleric’s human rights suit

“Meanwhile, intensive bush combing of the area is still ongoing for possible arrest of the other fleeing gang members,” the statement added.

I've been a freelance web developer and blogger for a while now and have a passion for both. Like most men, I'm a football lover; I prefer playing to watching matches.Personally, I believe with dedication there's no limit to what we can achieve. Yes, we all have the power and ability to do that.

Metro

Registrar: John Lyon not UNICAL graduate

Published

 

on

Police nab two hired to kill 85-year-old man

Metro News Happening In Nigeria Today

The University of Calabar, UNICAL, on Wednesday said that the alleged kidnapper, John Ewa, popularly called “John Lyon” was not a graduate of the institution.

A statement issued in Calabar by the Registrar of the institution, Mr Gabriel Egbe, said that the university’s management stumbled on the media report with dissatisfaction and described it as fallacious.

  Fire destroys 15 shops in Lagos

Recall that Ewa was arrested in connection with kidnapping activities by the Bayelsa Police Command and was subsequently paraded before the media.

“The said John Ewa was never a student of the university, neither did he graduate from the institution.

“We urge members of the public to discountenance any information linking John Ewa to our prestigious university,” Egbe said in the statement.

Continue Reading

Metro

Gunmen attack police station in Oyo

Published

 

on

Police nab two hired to kill 85-year-old man

Metro News Happening In Nigeria Today

Gunmen have attacked the Igangan Police station in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State.

Newsmen gathered that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Adebowale Williams, and his men are at the scene of the attack as of the time of filing this report.

Please go to Xtra.net for breaking news, videos, and the latest top stories in Nigeria & world news, business, politics, sports and pop culture.

  Fire destroys 15 shops in Lagos

The incident happened last night with reports suggesting that a Divisional Crime Officer and a suspect who was in detention were killed in the process.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, had earlier confirmed the incident, saying the CP was on his way to the affected police station.

  Olubadan Death: Oba Saliu Adetunji Of Ibadanland Passes Away at 93

Please go to https://e. to discover lesser-known facts that matter to you including those that shape the world, and find out how you are connected.

Ibarapa has been in the news over clashes between farmers and herders.

Continue Reading

Metro

Rally: Court orders Peter Obi’s supporters not to converge at Lekki toll gate

Published

 

on

Police nab two hired to kill 85-year-old man

Metro News Happening In Nigeria Today

The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the Labour Party and its supporters not to converge at the Lekki toll gate for its #Obidatti23 Forward Ever Rally billed to hold on the 1st of October, 2020.

The court also directed the Inspector General of Police and the Lagos State Police Commissioner to ensure compliance with the order.

Please go to for breaking news, videos, and the latest top stories in Nigeria & world news, business, politics, sports and pop culture.

Justice Daniel Osiagor made these orders today while ruling on a motion for injunction brought by 10 plaintiffs, who are asking the court to, among others, restrain the LP, its presidential candidate Peter Obi, his vice Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, one Julius Abure and their loyalists from holding the rally.

  Fire destroys 15 shops in Lagos

The court also held that the while the rally cannot stop at the Lekki toll gate, it can pass through the venue to access Falomo Bridge and other venues at which the rally plans to meet.

A preliminary objection filed by the defendants seeking to stop the court from hearing the motion on the grounds that it lacked jurisdiction could however not been entertained as all parties to the suit had not been served.

The court adjourned hearing of the substantive suit to Nov 4th.

In the suit, 10 plaintiffs through their Romeo Ese Michael, Esq. are asking the court to, among others, restrain the LP, its presidential candidate Peter Obi, his vice Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, one Julius Abure and their loyalists from holding the rally, until the hearing and determination of their Motion-On-Notice of September 12, 2022.

  Olubadan Death: Oba Saliu Adetunji Of Ibadanland Passes Away at 93

Please go to https://e. to discover lesser-known facts that matter to you including those that shape the world, and find out how you are connected.

The plaintiffs are Adedotun Ajulo Esq., Salamatu Suleiman Lewi Esq., Hakeem Ijaduola, Esq., Ogunbona Akinpelu Esq., Owolabi K. Oluwasegun, Esq., Mogbojuri Kayode Esq., Wuyep Mantim Nadom Esq., Dimimu Mabel, Esq., Kolawole Salami, Esq. and Mr. Wale Abe Lawrence.

The 1st to 10th defendants are Obi, LP, Baba-Ahmed, Abure, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Commissioner of Police (Lagos State Command), Director-General (Department of State Services), Lekki Concession Company (LCC) Limited, Attorney-General of Lagos State and The Governor of Lagos State.

In the substantive suit, the plaintiffs are arguing among other things that a repeat or celebration of the “infamous” EndSARS protest of 2020 under the political guise of “#Obidatti23 Forward Ever Rally” will cause a breakdown of peace and will result in post-traumatic stress disorder for them and the public.

Continue Reading

Latest Posts

Sadiq Adebiyi Sadiq Adebiyi
All Sports NewsOctober 7, 2022

Nigeria’s Green Hawks captain Sadiq Adebiyi joins Keighley Cougars

English rugby league team Keighley Cougars have announced the signing of Nigeria international Sadiq Adebiyi on a permanent deal on...

Why Nigerians will defeat Tinubu, not N50bn – Peter Obi’s camp replies Fayose Why Nigerians will defeat Tinubu, not N50bn – Peter Obi’s camp replies Fayose
PoliticsOctober 7, 2022

Peter Obi unveils website for donation, campaign

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has launched an official website to promote his political campaign and...

Why Omehia was derecognised as Rivers ex-governor – Wike Why Omehia was derecognised as Rivers ex-governor – Wike
PoliticsOctober 7, 2022

Why Omehia was derecognised as Rivers ex-governor – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has explained why the State House of Assembly recognised Celestine Omehia as a former Governor...

Wike bars politicians from using public schools for political rallies Wike bars politicians from using public schools for political rallies
PoliticsOctober 7, 2022

Wike bars politicians from using public schools for political rallies

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has signed an Executive Order 21 prohibiting the use of public schools for political...

APC, Tinubu desperate to retain power, not ready for election, governance – Atiku APC, Tinubu desperate to retain power, not ready for election, governance – Atiku
PoliticsOctober 7, 2022

APC, Tinubu desperate to retain power, not ready for election, governance – Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Vice President Atiku Abubakar says the All Progressives Congress (APC)...

ASUU reacts to parents’ proposal to pay N10,000 per session to end prolonged strike ASUU reacts to parents’ proposal to pay N10,000 per session to end prolonged strike
HeadlinesOctober 7, 2022

We will review Appeal Court’s ruling, decide on next action – ASUU

Naija News The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has stated that it will review the Appeal Court’s decision ordering...

Nigeria’s U17 girls, Flamingos Nigeria’s U17 girls, Flamingos
All Sports NewsOctober 7, 2022

2022 U-17 WWC: Nigeria’s Flamingos arrive in India ahead of next week’s opener

The Nigeria national U-17 women’s national team, Flamingos, have successfully arrived in India ahead of the upcoming U-17 FIFA World...

The organizers of the flagship Reality TV show Big Brother Africa have announced that the link to the audition for the next season is out. The organizers of the flagship Reality TV show Big Brother Africa have announced that the link to the audition for the next season is out.
Big Brother NaijaOctober 7, 2022

Big Brother Africa opens auditions for Nigeria, South Africa

The organizers of the flagship Reality TV show Big Brother Africa have announced that the link to the audition for...

moto e32 launched in india moto e32 launched in india
TechOctober 7, 2022

Moto e32 with 90Hz Display and 50MP Cameras Launched in India

Motorola has launched the new affordable Moto e32 in its E series in India. The phone is another variant of...

Appeal court orders ASUU members to resume work immediately Appeal court orders ASUU members to resume work immediately
HeadlinesOctober 7, 2022

Appeal court orders ASUU members to resume work immediately

Naija News The Court of Appeal has ordered members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to end their...

Trending

Copyright © 2022 Naija News 247 - Breaking Nigeria Newspaper News For Today