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UNIABUJA final year student, Olusegun Victor arrested with arms,ammunition

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Operatives of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the Nigeria Police say they have arrested a 21-year-old final year student of University of Abuja, Olusegun Victor, with large arms and ammunition.

The suspect, an indigene of Kaba in Kogi State, claims to be a final year student of the Department of Philosophy, University of Abuja.

Victor was allegedly arrested with six 9mm pellets, thirteen 6mm pellets, 10 cartridges and four automatic locally made pistols in addition to a variety of charms and drugs.

According to police, the suspect confessed to being a high ranking personal assistant to the leader of the Aye Confraternity in the University of Abuja.

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He also claimed that he was initiated into the confraternity in September 2020 during a party at a private residence in Gwagwalada.

Victor said his initiation was necessitated by one Bright Kalu, to whom he had complained of his financial hardship and who gave him the confidence that his membership of Aye Confraternity would yield financial results.

Bright Kalu, who is also the leader of the cult group in the University of Abuja, was arrested in March 2021 and his arrest led to the arrest of other members of the confraternity, including Victor.

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Victor, whose schooling is funded by his widowed mother, a petty trader, was arrested after he concluded his final year examination and was preparing for his final clearance.

He claims to have never used the guns on any person or used them to commit any crime, and that the guns were only used during celebrations and festivals of the confraternity.

The suspect also stated that he was trained in weapons handling by Bright Kalu.

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The Force Public Relations Office, CP Frank Mba, confirmed the arrest of the suspect.

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Senator Peter Nwaoboshi jails for 7 years over money laundering charges

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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.

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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.

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This disclosure is contained in a series of tweet posts by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) on its official Twitter account.

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See video as three men sentence to death by hanging for killing Fasoranti’s daughter in Ondo

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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.

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The court discharged and acquitted the fourth suspect, Auwalu Abubakar, 25, who was charged with assisting and abetting the act.

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Why Rihanna’s Boyfriend, A$ap Rocky Is Arrested?

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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.

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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.

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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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