Police Arrest Two Men For Killing Girl For Money Ritual
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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TB Joshua’s Daughter Promise Gets MPA From Top American University
Promise Joshua, a scion of renowned God’s General, global philanthropist and founder of Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) the late Senior Prophet TB Joshua has bagged a Master’s of Public Administration (MPA) degree from a top ranking university, the University of Columbia, New York in United States of America.
She’s among thousands of 2023 Class certified and released to the world this week whom Keren Yarhi-Milo, Dean, School of International and Public Affairs described as: “future heads of states, diplomats, global entreprenurs, investors and inventors that will save lives” for a better world and humanity.
Sitting extreme right of graduands is Promise Joshua.
Promise Joshua expressed gratitude to God for His grace upon her life and for her academic success in a record time. She also paid a glowing tribute to her late father Prophet TB Joshua whom she described as: “the best dad in the world, a personification of love with a towering and unquantifiable passion for education and better humanity for which his impacts with indelible marks cut across frontiers of several nations and human races across the world”.
She also praised her mother for her steadfastness as a quintessence of true womanhood “for which I thank God and very proud of”.
Promise moving forward to receive her MPA degree certificate from the dean.
Ranked fifth in the 2018 global classification of ‘Top Master’s Programs for Policy career in International Relations’, Columbia University has remained one of world’s most important centres for research and distinguished learning environment for students in many scholarly and professional fields and has consistently been ranked the top graduate school for international relations and public affairs in the world.
AfAW Seeks Support For Abandoned Mother, Twins
The Advocacy for Alleged Witches (AfAW) has urged the government of Benue state to intervene and provide Ms. Msendo Idun and her babies necessary support.
According to a statement by the Director of AfAW, Dr Leo Igwe, Ms. Idun, 20, is at the Foundational Memorial Hospital Makurdi where she gave birth to twins on Sunday, March 26, 2023.
“She has been discharged but cannot leave the hospital because of her inability to pay the medical bills. Msendo was billed 150,000 naira but has only paid 55 thousand naira. The father of the twins, Terwase, abandoned her shortly after she took in. The mother of Terwase, Mrs. Adzenda, asked the son to reject her and the pregnancy”, Igwe said.
He added: “For nine months, Msendo managed the pregnancy without any help from Terwase or his family. The last time she saw Terwase was in December 2022. Also, neither Terwase nor his mother has bothered to check or call on her since she gave birth on Sunday. The AfAW contact in Benue has visited the hospital and confirmed this difficult and worrisome situation. He reported that Msendoo looked weary, sad, and malnourished.
“Msendo’s case is not linked to witch persecution which is the main focus of AfAW. But last night, the AfAW intervened and donated one hundred thousand(100, 000) naira to help Ms Msendo settle the medical bills. Msendo needs more assistance to take care of her babies. The AfAW calls on state authorities in Benue to take necessary measures to support and ensure the well-being of Msendo and the babies. The government should compel Terwase to provide child support and fulfill his parental obligations and responsibilities as required by law.”
The AfAW called on the state chapter of the National Human Rights Commission office and the International Federation of Women Lawyers, the state department of social welfare, the ministry of women affairs, child rights and women groups, charity organizations, well-meaning individuals in Nigeria and beyond to intervene and ensure that Msendo and the babies get the help that they urgently need.
Police Parade Suspected Killers Of US-based Hotelier, Student
The police on Thursday paraded suspected killers of Ogbomoso-born hotelier based in the United States, Gbenga Owolabi, and Rachael Opadele, a student of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso.
Owolabi and Opadele were later killed by the abductors after a ransom was paid
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The suspects were paraded at the command headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan.
Parading the suspects alongside others, the state Commissioner of Police, Adebowale Williams, said they were arrested based on credible information provided by one of their victims.
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