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Shock As Gunmen Kill Rivers State University Student



Shock As Gunmen Kill Rivers State University Student

The killing of a 400-level student at the Rivers State University (RSU) by gunmen has triggered a spectre of unrest in the institution.

Although the victim’s name could not be ascertained at press time, it was learnt that he was a student in the Engineering Faculty of the university.

It was learnt that the victim was shot dead in a canteen on the premises of Management Science.

A source alleged that a second-year student from Management Science was among the suspects that killed the engineering student.

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The source also noted that the victim was shot point-blank in the head, adding that the incident happened around 9:00 a.m. on Thursday.

He said that the killer students were on the move to pull out of the crime scene before the security operative arrested the second-year management student believed to be involved in the killing.

Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer of the Rivers State Police Command, SP Nnamdi Omoni, who confirmed the incident said the police had launched a manhunt to arrest other fleeing suspects.

Omoni said: “I can confirm the incident this morning at Rivers State University. One of the suspects who killed him has been arrested.

“The commissioner of police has launched a manhunt on the fleeing suspects. They will be fished out. There is calm in the school. We have restored normalcy.”


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Girls’ Headless Bodies Found In Lagos



Girls' Headless Bodies Found In Lagos

The corpse of an unknown young lady has been found at Akora estate at Adekunle village, Adeniyi Jones, Ikeja, Lagos.

This came after a decapitated corpse of an unidentified teenage girl was discovered close to a popular hotel in the same area some days ago.


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Son of Governor’s Aide, Others Sentenced For Circulating Nude Video



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For circulating a 18-second nude video, Aminu Hayatau Tafida, a son of the Special Adviser on Social Investments to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State, and two others have been sentenced to four years and six-month imprisonment.

Those sentenced alongside Aminu are Umar Abubakar and Masaud Abubakar Gidado.

The trio were handed an option of N400,000 fine each, including compensation in the case that has suffered several adjournments.

Delivering judgement on Tuesday, Chief Magistrate Shu’aibu Ahmad of the Magistrate’s Court sitting in Sokoto, said the prosecuting counsel had proved his case beyond any reasonable doubts and as such, the three accused persons were convicted for the very offences put forward before them.

While citing Section 209 ACJN of Sokoto 2019, Shu’aibu, however, gave opportunity to counsel to the defendants to make any other submission before reading his sentences.

On the strength of that, counsel to all the defendants separately but unanimously said they did not intend to call any other witness. They, however, pleaded that justice should be tempered with mercy on grounds that all the defendants were youths who had the future before them and first-time offenders; hence the need to consider option of fine as well.

“We are appealing to this honorable court to show leniency in its sentence, more so that they have all shown remorsefulness over their actions. We are, therefore, appealing that other options should also be considered as sentencing convicts is no longer a fashion this time around.

“If in case this court so wishes to sentence them, the court should be liberal taking into cognisance the economic hardship being faced this time around, we so appeal,” they stated.

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In his sentence, the presiding magistrate, Shuaibu Ahmad, said he had taken into consideration the fact that the defendants were first-time offenders, and that he would therefore be lenient but give maximum sentence.

Shu’aibu said, for the offences of indecent act which go contrary to Section 171 of Sokoto State Penal Code, the defendants are sentenced to pay a fine of N200,000 each ,whose default will lead to two-year imprisonment.

He said for the offence of sharing and sale of obscene book, the defendants are sentenced to pay 50,000 each, for whose default will lead to two- year imprisonment.

Shu’aibu further said that, for the offence of abatement, Section 48 of the Sokoto Penal Code provides N50,000 naira or conviction for six months in the case of default.

Shu’aibu also said that each of the defendants would pay N100,000 compensation to the complainant.

Reacting to the development, both the prosecutor, ASP Simon Sule; and the complainant said they were satisfied with the judgment, and, according to them, the pronouncements will serve as a deterrent to others.


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Police Arrest Two Men For Killing Girl For Money Ritual



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The Kwara State police command has arrested two men for the alleged murder of a girl for money ritual purposes.

They are Femi Adeniji (m) of Amuyo area, Offa and Shittu Abdul Malik Wale of Imam compound, Offa, all in Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State.

One other suspect connected with the gory incident is reportedly still at large.

The spokesman of the state police command, Mr Okasanmi Ajayi, in Ilorin on Monday alleged that the two suspects allegedly murdered one Rianat Yusuf, (f) of Amuyo area, Offa, Offa Local Government Area of the state and cut off her head and two hands.

He said the incident occurred on 14/09/2021, at about 1200 hours, when Rianat Yusuf left her home on an errand to buy ‘kulikuli’ which was to be used to drink Garri (cassava flake) and had not been seen since then.

“A case of a missing person was reported at the Offa Divisional Police Headquarters by her father, one Yusuf Taofeek of Amuyo area, Offa.”

The command’s spokesman said an “investigation led to the discovery of a headless body of a young lady with her two hands missing at an uncompleted building at Amuyo area, Offa, which was later identified by the father to be that of his missing child.”

He said investigations led to the arrest of one Femi Adeniji of the same area, who confessed to be in possession of the head and hands of the deceased.

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Femi Adeniji, further confessed that he had sold one of the hands to his accomplice who is presently at large for the sum of N20,000.

Another suspect, Shittu Abdul Malik Wale, of Imam compound, Offa, also confessed to have used the second hand of the deceased for money-making soap.

Okasanmi said the suspects would be charged to court after the completion of the ongoing investigation.

The command expressed grave concern over rising incidents of ritual murders among the youths.

It called the attention of parents and guardians to the development, warning criminal elements to vacate Kwara State or risk arrest, prosecution and accommodation in the correctional facilities.

The state Police Commissioner, Amienbo Tuesday Assayomo, advised the youth to shun the desire for quick and easy money, saying there is no alternative to hard work.


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