A 32-year-old man who had been raping women in his community including his own mother has at last been arrested by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Special Squad.
Thirty-two-year-old Shekari David who the police described as a serial rapist has been arrested for allegedly raping his own mother and his mother-in-law in Kaduna.
The suspect, according to the police, took advantage of the 24-hour curfew imposed by the state government to carry out the crime. The suspect was arrested after news of his escapades was brought before the Inspector General of Police, Idris Ibrahim, who mandated the Commander of the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, (IRT) to investigate the matter.
It was learnt that aside from being a serial rapist, the suspect was on the wanted list for various crimes ranging from armed robbery to kidnapping.
The police said David was at the head of most of the robberies and cases of rape around Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The police said the suspect blamed drunkenness for his actions but if found guilty may spend over 10 years in prison.
In his confessional statement to the police, he admitted raping his own mother and mother-in-law on two different occasions.
He said on both occasions, he rapped his 65-year-old mother in the middle of the night.
He also told the police that his wife had abandoned him for another man because of the situation.
David explained to his interrogators that he does not know what came over him when he gets drunk.
“I am a farmer and I was once married but my wife abandoned me due to my penchant for raping older women. I don’t know if I am under a spell but whenever I am drunk a spirit comes into me and I will be going around looking for women. I have been beaten over this issue severally and I can’t still control myself.
“I raped my mother during our last Moroha Festival after I got drunk. I couldn’t find any older woman to rape and when I got home I found my mother sleeping and I raped her, penetrating her forcefully. My mother screamed when she saw me on top of her and our neighbors gathered. Everyone saw that I was drunk and when I became sober I begged for her forgiveness.
When my wife heard about it she was angry and she left the house. She went back to her parents and later got married to another man. Not long after then, I attended another festival in my wife’s community known as Mahuta.
I became drunk again. I staggered to my ex-wife mother’s house and I found her sleeping, then I raped her but the woman woke up and shouted. People came around and caught me. I was given the beating of my life,” he added.
Kwara State Election Materials Found In Abuja, Result Sheets Meant For Lagos Found In Kwara
Malam Atahiru Madami, the Kwara State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), has said that both Presidential and Senatorial election result sheets meant for the state were found in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) of Abuja.
Madami said this on the sideline of the distribution of sensitive materials to each of the 16 local government areas in Kwara state at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Ilorin on Wednesday.
“The result sheets for presidential and senatorial elections are with the FCT INEC. It was a mix-up and they will send it to us this evening”.
He added that the result sheet meant for Lagos state senatorial election also found its way to Kwara state.
Madami stated that the mix-up was of the reasons the elections were postponed on Feb 16.
He said with the postponement of the election, such situation would not repeat itself again, adding that preparations were on to ensure hitch free elections on Saturday.
He called on the electorate to come out en-masse and vote the candidates of their choice on Saturday
He promised to deliver a free and fair election.
He stated that the card readers for Kwara state have been reconfigured 100 per cent.
The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that INEC in the early hours of Feb.16 postponed the election slated for the same day, on account of logistics challenges.
INEC chairman Professor Mahmood Yakubu said: “Following the careful review and implementation of its logistic and operational plan and the determination to conduct free, fair and credible election, the commission came to the conclusion that proceeding with the elections as scheduled is no longer feasible.” (NAN)
Transcorp Sets Record Performance With Profit After Tax Of N20.6bn
Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp), Nigeria’s leading diversified listed conglomerate, has announced its audited results for the year ended 31st December 2018, with a 94% growth in Profit After Tax (PAT) of ₦20.6bn in 2018 compared to ₦10.6bn in the prior year.
The Group recorded an unparalleled improvement within the year as turnover grew by 30% to ₦104.2bn. Profit Before Tax (PBT) increased to ₦22.4bn from ₦12.3bn in 2017, depicting an 82% year on year growth.
“We’re proud to have ended the year on a high-note while sustaining a strong performance, which is a reflection of our sound business strategy,” said Valentine Ozigbo, Transcorp’s President and Chief Executive Officer, who took over at Transcorp in January 2019. “We will continuously strive to deliver significant value to our stakeholders while achieving our long-term goals,” he said.
He further stressed that “This result was achieved due to the increased revenue from the power and hospitality segments of the group. In addition, we were able to cut down on our loss from Forex arising from financing activities by 30% year-on-year as we experienced a relatively stable exchange rate during the fiscal year-ended 2018, this no doubt impacted our Profit before tax as it soared 82% year-on-year.”
Mr. Ozigbo added ”Transcorp Power Ltd has continued to explore opportunities created by the eligible customer framework initiated by the Federal Government. We are at an advanced stage of negotiations with a number of eligible customers, which will translate into transactions in the months ahead. Our hospitality subsidiary, Transcorp Hotels Plc, also maintained its history of profitability in 2018, displaying the impact of our recent US$100m upgrade at the Transcorp Hilton Abuja and the immense value placed on the hotel’s best-in-class hospitality services.”
Reflecting on the results, the Chairman of Transcorp, Mr. Tony O. Elumelu, CON, stated, “We remain committed to our purpose of improving lives and transforming Nigeria by powering our industries and businesses while providing our local and international guests with unrivalled hospitality services. This is our way of creating sustainable value for all our stakeholders.”
RRS Nabs Robbery Syndicate Terrorising College Road/Faagba/Abbattoir Areas Of Lagos [PHOTO]
The hands of the law have finally caught up with a group of robbers after the operative of Rapid Response Squad (RRS), a unit of Lagos State Police Command arrested the syndicate believed to have been terrorizing College Road, Fagba, and Abattoir areas of the state.
As for this group of boys, their diversity in terms of language and ethnicity was never a barrier as they were united in forming a gang with the sole interest of robbing Lagosians of their valuables.
The robbers were arrested on Valentine’s day at around 9:00 p.m at College Road, Ifako – Ijaiye area of Lagos, after the gang had robbed more than five passers by of their valuables brandishing knives and other harmful objects.
The suspects, whose names are: Lekan Akinyemi (23), Chimeze Ofulie( 18), Babangida Abdullahi (22), Abubakar Umaru (30), Samuel Oyinloye (24), Timileyin Oladipupo (27) and Habeeb Olayinka.
All the suspects said they came from different parts of the country but reside in Abattoir, Agege, Lagos.
The suspects had on Thursday, robbed one Agafe Augustine after he alighted from a taxi at College Road, Ifako Ijaiye. Amongst the items collected from him by the gang were; an android phone, N14,000 and a handbag.
According to Agafe, “I allowed them to rob me because they were many and were holding dangerous objects but I trailed them to an open place before raising alarm. This drew the attention of some RRS officers on patrol in the area and they arrested some of them”.
He added “ they equally robbed some other victims amongst whom were a lady in company of her boyfriend. They dispossessed them of their phones and stabbed her boyfriend who refused to let go of his mobile phone after parting with his wallet”.
In his confessional statement to the crime , one of the suspects said they specialise in robbing passersby at night collecting their mobile phones, bags, jewelry and wallets.
Investigation by the police revealed that one of the suspects, Timileyin Oladipupo popularly known as ‘Timi Yahoo’, specialised in working on SIM cards of the stolen phones to determine which ones are internet banking enabled to facilitate the gang access to transfering money from victims’ accounts.
The suspect disclosed “I have worked on so many SIM cards given to me by Lekan and other groups in Agege Abbatior and what I do is to further increase our gain from the robbery by transfering victim’s money from their bank accounts after using some softwares to determine how much are lodged inside their accounts and we also share the proceeds”.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police Mu’azu Zubairu who ordered the arrest of all the gang members, added that they be transferred to SARS for a thorough investigation.
He noted that the gang be charged to court as soon as investigations are completed.
Like Father, Like Son! Dino Melaye’s P.A Dumps PDP For APC, Mocks Senator With Hit Single [VIDEO]
Ronnie Music Releases ONYE NA EME M’MA
Elections 2019: Osinbajo Writes Open Letter To Nigerians, Begs Citizens To Vote APC [ FULL TEXT]
Elections 2019: Do Not Be Afraid Of Violence, Go Out And Vote Without Intimidation; PMB Tells Nigerians [Full Text Of National Broadcast]
Access, Diamond Mobile Apps To Run Side-By-Side
BREAKING: INEC Postpones Presidential Election, Announces New Dates
Hon. Michael Ekpenyong Faces Disqualification Over Ex-convict, Fraud Scandal Charges Before Abuja Court
Why Rescheduled Presidential, National Assembly Elections May Not Hold On Saturday — Group
“Nigerian Elections Postponement, Divine”, Apostle Suleman’s Prophecy Confirmed
2019 Elections: Atiku Is My Good Friend But We Will Send Him Into Retirement On Saturday —- Tinubu
JoIn Us On Facebook
BIG STORY2 days ago
Why Rescheduled Presidential, National Assembly Elections May Not Hold On Saturday — Group
ENTERTAINMENT24 hours ago
JUST IN: Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Donates N1m To Ailing Baba Suwe
ENTERTAINMENT2 days ago
‘Please Help Me, Don’t Let Me Die Like This’ —– Baba Suwe Cries Out
BIG STORY2 days ago
BREAKING: FG Declares Friday Public Holiday, Excludes Bankers
BIG STORY1 day ago
Envious JSS 1 Students Stones ‘Super Intelligent” Classmate To Death
POLITICS1 day ago
Rivers APC Reacts To INEC’s Final Decision To Exclude Party From Participating In 2019 General Elections