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Wednesday, 8 September 2021

 Kidnappers, who killed 93-year-old father of former Plateau gov, Dariye, confess

•Confirm killing him after collecting N10 million ransom

The Nigeria Police Force on Wednesday paraded the killers of 93-year-old Pa Defwan Dariye, father of a former governor of Plateau State, Senator Joshua Dariye.

Parading the suspects in Abuja, the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba disclosed that the deceased was killed after his abductors collected N10 million ransom from his family.

The gang leader of the kidnappers Jethro Nguyen, 53, an indigene of Bokos, told newsmen that hired others including some Fulani herders to successfully abduct the old man from his palace and kept him in custody for some days but that the hired boys messed up the assignment and killed the man after the ransom was fully paid.

Nguyen, who is also the mastermind of the crime, said that he decided to abduct the old man because he was a good target to make money as his son was a one time governor of Plateau State and senator of the Federal Republic without anything to show for it in the community.

Members of the killer gang confessed to newsmen during the parade of receiving between N400,000 and N1.2m from the ransom paid.

Police arrest six suspects linked with murder of Prince Takerere


Operatives of the Delta State Police Command have announced the arrest of six more suspects linked to the murder of Prince of Orhuwhorun, Prince Eric Takerere.

Two policemen were also killed, while Prince Franklyn Takerere survived.

DSP Bright Edafe on Wednesday said that the command has continued effort to ensure the arrest of members of the gang that carried out the gruesome murder.

“On the 06/09/2021, police operatives from the Delta State Anti-kidnapping and Cyber Crime Squad (SAKCCS) carried out diligent and painstaking investigation on one Godspower Agabarhayowe “AKA” GANAGANA ‘m’ age 27 years and Tony Edwin ‘m’ age 27 years that were earlier arrested earlier in connection to the murder.

“They led the police operatives to their hideout in Udu, Warri and Aladja area where six suspects namely Onoriode Shefo “AKA” Chikago “M” age 36YRS, Omagbeosa Sholla “M” age 30YRS, Godwin Obukoemu “AKA” Million “M” age 30YRS, Ejime Mugagbam “M” age 34YRS, Ejiroghenen Nushe “M” age 24YRS and Egho Monday “M” age 28YRS were arrested.

 “They all confessed to be involved in the murder of Prince Eric Takerere, his two mobile policemen.

“They also led the operatives to their armory where two AK47 rifles, one pump action gun, one locally-made pistol, four magazines, seventy-six rounds of live ammunition and thirty-eight rounds of live cartridges were recovered.

Prince Eric Takerere was murdered on Saturday, 3 April 2021, along with two police officers attached to him.

The murder occurred along the Effurun/Sapele Road in Uvwie.

The victims were in a convoy with Mercedes Benz GLK (EPE 289 FB) and SUVs – Range Rover when the hoodlums struck. PM NEWS

BREAKING: Three policemen shot dead, corpse set ablaze in Delta


Apprehension has gripped Umutu, in Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta State, following the killing of three police operatives of the Divisional Police Headquarters based in the town.

It was gathered that the felled operatives were killed by unknown gunmen about 7.40am on Wednesday at a checkpoint mounted by the late officers along the Obeti/Oliogo Road.

Local sources told our correspondent that the hoodlums also set ablaze the Toyota Sienna patrol vehicle recently donated to the Umutu police division.

It was also gathered that the gunmen set the dead operatives ablaze inside the patrol vehicle.

“Three police officers attached to the Umutu Division Police Headquarters were attacked and killed on arrival to a checkpoint between Obeti and Oliogo in Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta.

“They were burnt beyond recognition in their patrol Toyota Sienna,” a source in the area alleged.

Following the incident, palpable tension is said to have gripped residents of Umutu, Obeti and Oliogo and other neighbouring communities, for fear of a reprisal attack on the communities or indiscriminate arrest by police authorities.

As at the time of filing this report, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Also, efforts to confirm the incident from the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bright Edafe, proved abortive.

DSS charges Igboho's aide Amudat with Facebook terrorism

Amudat, right

The Department of State Services in a dramatic move, today charged Amudat Babatunde, one of the two aides of Sunday Igboho, with Facebook terrorism.

The second aide, Oyetunji was charged with possession of arms and terrorism.

The two aides were among the 12 arrested by the DSS in a raid of Igboho’s home in Ibadan on 1 July.

Despite a court order granting bail to all the 12, the DSS, initially released eight of the aides.

Then it released another two on Friday and held tight to the remaining two.

Amidst threat by the aides’ lawyer Pelumi Olajengbesi to commit the DSS boss for contempt, the secret police came up with the charge today.

Olajengbesi, described the charges as baseless, vexatious, shameful and without limbs.

No date has been fixed for the hearing of the case.

The suit no. FHC/ABJ/CR/305/2021, dated August 31, 2021 was filed by the DSS lawyer, Mr S.M. Bello.

The DSS alleges that Oyetunji was in possession of fire arms for terrorism-related activities while Amudat is alleged to have promoted terrorism through her Facebook account.

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