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DSS foils Boko Haram Plot to Attack UK & US Embassies In Abuja

The Department of State Services (DSS) says it foiled an attempt by the Boko Haram insurgents to bomb the UK and US embassies in Abuja.

A statement today by Tony Opuiyo, spokesperson of the DSS, said five persons namely – Isa Jibril, Jibril Jibril, Abu Omale Jibril, Halidu Sule and Amhodu Salifu – were arrested in connection.

He said the suspected Boko Haram agents were based in Benue and Abuja but had links to ISIS.

“Between 25th and 26th March, 2017, the service busted a ring of ISIS linked Boko Haram members based in Benue state and the FCT,” the statement by Opuiyo read.

“The group had perfected plans to attack the UK and American Embassies and other western interests in Abuja. During the operation to thwart this plan, five key suspects, namely; Isa Jibril, Jibril Jibril, Abu Omale Jibril, Halidu Sule and Amhodu Salifu.”

The statement further read in part: “Earlier, on 22nd March, 2017, at Fika, Yobe State, a 20 year old Boko Haram member, Adamu DATTI was arrested. He confessed his involvement in executing the sinister activities of the group.

EFCC Uncovers Another N250M Through Whistle-Blower

The monies include €547,730 and £21,090 as well as N5,648,500. The total haul is about N250m at the prevailing exchange rate at the parallel market.

The whistle-blower policy is really helping.

ICPC Recovers 40 Vehicles From Ex-Directors of Ministry Of Water Resources

The anti-graft war yielded another positive result as 40 official vehicles have been recovered from ex-Directors of Federal Ministry of Water Resources by ICPC. Nigerian office holders and greed!

Suspected Kidnappers In Police Uniform Caught In Ibillo, Edo State

According to Mr Oga Motunde Oga who posted the information on Facebook said the Suspected kidnappers invaded Ibillo, Akoko-Edo in Edo State yesterday 7/4/2017, at about 7pm trailing the immediate past local government chairman of the local government in their car after monitoring him from a near by village but for the grace of God and vigilant youths of the community the assailants were over powered, disarmed and arrested and were delivered to the police. Items recover from them in two AK 47 rifles, ammunition, charms and six mobile phones.

The two arrested were fully kitted in Nigeria Police uniforms. The suspect are currently under the custody of the Nigeria Police, Ibillo division.

EFCC Arrests Lady For 132,000 Euro Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday arraigned Suzan Vega Ochuko before Justice P.I. Ajoku of the Federal High Court sitting in Benin, Edo State on a 3 count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence.

Ochuko and one Tony Uyimwen [aka Alex Ethan now at large] allegedly operating with a pseudo name Alex Ethan contacted one Mrs. Beatrice AUF DER MAUR from St. Gallen, Switzerland via Facebook and defrauded her of One Hundred and Thirty-Two Thousand Euro.

Mrs Auf Der Maur was allegedly hoodwinked into a love relationship with the defendant who subsequently defrauded her of the said amount under the pretence of executing a non existing contract.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.

In view of her plea, the prosecution counsel M.T. Iko asked the court to fix a date for commencement of trial. The defence counsel, Ekhator Ogiegbaen told the court that he had filed an bail application for his client. He pleaded with the court to grant his client bail as she will not jump bail and that the defendant was a nursing mother.

Though the prosecution counsel opposed the bail, Justice Ajoku granted the defendant bail in the sum of One Million Naira with two sureties in like sum.

Footballer Ahmed Musa Arrested For Allegedly Beating Wife

Super Eagles player and Leicester City striker Ahmed Musa has been arrested and questioned by the police for allegedly beating his wife, Jamila, according to The Sun UK.

The footballer was said to have been picked up by police from his home in Leicestershire around 1am on Wednesday, shortly after wishing his wife and “queen” happy birthday in an IG post.

The police said Musa was detained on suspicion of common assault.

According to The Sun, neighbours said the police spent up to two hours at his home before taking him away for questioning. Two female officers reportedly visited his home later to take the statement of his wife with who he has two children.

Woman Nabbed by EFCC Claims She Made $544,000 Selling “Pure Water”

The EFCC yesterday told a Federal High Court in Abuja that the fourth defendant in the ongoing N24 billion police pension scam trial, Veronica Onyegbula, during interrogation in 2012 when she was arrested, claimed that she made $544,000 from sales of pure water.

Veronica is standing trial alongside Esai Dangabar; Ahmed Inuwa Wada; Atiku Abubakar Kigo; Sani Habila Zira; Uzoma Attang and Christian Madubuike on criminal charges bordering on conspiracy and criminal breach of trust for their complicity in the scam at the police pension office.

It is alleged that the accused persons conspired and sequentially withdrew money from the Police Pension Fund (PPF) in an account domiciled at First Bank and shared it amongst themselves.

At the resumed hearing of the case at an FCT high court, one of the prosecuting witnesses and an operative of the anti-graft agency, Rukayya Ibrahim, told the court that during interrogation, the accused informed the agency that she made the huge sum of money from her pure water business. Rukayya said this while while giving evidence in the trial within trial requested by counsel to Onyegbula, Barrister Ernest Ikeji.
Led in evidence by prosecution counsel, Barrister Leke Atolagbe, Rukkaya told the court that all the statements made by Onyegbula were voluntarily made under a cordial interactive session and not under duress as being alleged by her counsel.

Single Mother & 8yrs Old Son Shot Dead By Her Boyfriend

This is an update on the saga. A single mum from Sanford, Florida and her 8yrs old son were killed by her boyfriend just hours after the police were called to her home about a domestic dispute.

Latina Herring, 35, and her son, 8, were shot and ki.lled by Allen Cashe, 31, on March 27th.

Her father and second son, 7, were also shot and are currently in critical condition in the hospital.

The suspect Allen Cashe had gone on a shooting spree, firing 24 bullets from his AK-47 at Latina and her entire family. He also shot at and injured two other random people who were standing in his way as he tried to make his escape.

Cashe first called police around 3.20am as he and his girlfriend were arguing outside a convenience store. When police arrived, he told them Latina had stolen his keys and accused her of having an “attitude” after “coming home from the club drunk”. Latina accused him of having her house keys. Police settled the case as best they could and left.

How Dog Died While Trying To Stop Suicide Bomber In Maiduguri

A teenage suicide bomber was about to infiltrate a crowd at a wedding ceremony in Borno when the dog attacked her.

But for the intervention of a dog, dozens of people would have died in Maiduguri, Borno State, on Sunday, April 2.

It was gathered that a teenage suicide bomber was about to infiltrate a crowd at a wedding ceremony when the dog attacked her.

She reportedly detonated the explosive while trying to free herself from the grip of the dog – both the bomber and the dog were killed in the blast.

Police said the dog belonged to a resident of the neighbourhood where the wedding took place.

Businesswoman Cries Out Over Plot To Destroy Her

Ms. Cynthia Audu, a businesswoman, has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police over what she described as “fictitious, wicked and malicious” accusation aimed at destroying her business.

In a whatsApp message, Audu was said to be running a fake recruitment centre, with office at 1, Olabisi Close, Mende, Maryland, Lagos.

At a news conference yesterday in the office of her lawyer, Samuel Adeola Ilori, Ms. Audu urged the IGP to preserve the integrity of her business.

Ms. Audu, who claimed she started business four years ago as a partner in Neo-Life marketers, under GNLD, a Multi Level Marketing (MLM) scheme, said her office was into the training of people, who became Neo-Life trading partners.

She said she resumed work one day to see four of her trainers arrested by policemen from Anthony division. Police were in her office following the dust raised by the malicious whatsApp message.