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Horror In Ilorin: Cultists Slaughter 36-year-old Man For Preventing Their Members From Smoking Indian Hemp In Front Of His House [PHOTO]

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A 36-year-old man, Bolaji AbdulSalam was brutally macheted to death by a group of cultists in the early hours of Saturday over an argument on smoking of weeds in front of his family house.

The deceased was learnt to have challenged the cultists who were smoking weeds at the front of his family compound at Alfa Yahaya area of Ita-Amon in Ilorin township.

Eye witness accounted that when the cultists’ response was not favourable to the deceased, he went to the nearby Adewole Police Station and reported the incident with the Police going with him to the venue and arrested seven of the boys.

“On the following day, one of the boys who escaped the Police arrest came to the disputed place and started smoking Indian hemp and the deceased challenged him”, an eye witness said.

The eye witness told thegazellenews.com that, lBolaji and the boy started fighting. The boy later brought out English Pistol and shot Bolaji, but the bullets did not penetrate his body. Bolaji, however, overpowered the boy, took the pistol and in the process, the boy ran away.

“Bolaji took the pistol to Adewole Police station to alert the police of the new development. There was a manhunt for the cultists by the Police and friends of Bolaji on Friday with no success,” source thegazellenews.com.

It was also gathered that the cultists later came in the early hours of Saturday at about 3.30am to attack the deceased in his house, broke the flat iron gate and his room door where he, wife and daughter were sleeping and macheted him to death.

A resident who spoke to our correspondent on anonymity confirmed that he heard the noise of breaking the door and came to see but has to run away when he saw the cultists who were all in black dresses.

The Police immediately came to the place to verify and met with the deceased family. His corpse was released to the family for burial according to the Islamic rites.

Also, a member of the deceased family who prayed for anonymity told newsmen that the family has left everything to God and the Police to reveal the faces of the attackers and brought to them justice.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Kwara State Police Command, DSP Ajayi Okasanmi said that the case has been transferred to the State headquarters for proper investigation.

He revealed that some members of the cult group have been arrested and detectives have commenced manhunt for other members who are still at large.

“Investigation is still on to apprehend other members of the group and justice will be done all of them. We are also appealing to members of of the public who have more information about the group to visit our headquarters to assist the Police”, he remarked.

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BREAKING: Buhari Fails To Renew Fowler’s Tenure, Names Muhammad Nami As New FIRS Boss

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President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Muhammad Nami to replace Babatunde Fowler as chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).

Fowler’s tenure expired on Monday.

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Orji Kalu Will Receive Full Salaries, Allowances In Prison — Senate

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The convicted Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Kalu, will continue to receive his salaries and all other entitlements while in prison, the Senate has said.

This is despite that he will not be performing any legislative function from prison.

The spokesperson of the Senate, Godiya Akwashiki, disclosed this to PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday.

He said despite the conviction, Mr Kalu remains a sitting senator and will be paid all of his entitlements in full.

He said until the case gets to Supreme Court and a final judgement is given, Mr Kalu remains a serving lawmaker.

“He is still a senator. This is the first court. The matter is going to Supreme Court so, he still has the opportunity to appeal up to the Supreme Court level.

“Of course they will pay him. Because he is a sitting senator just like I said…if you file for an appeal, you are still serving and so they will pay you.

“All his entitlements will be paid. There is no cause for alarm. In fact, even if the Court of Appeal says they have upheld the judgement of the lower court, he still has the right to go to Supreme Court. So once the Supreme Court says, yes, the judgement is okay, then that’s the final,” he explained.

Earlier, Mr Akwashiki said Mr Kalu’s seat will not be declared vacant.

He explained that no provision in the constitution that says the seat of any senator facing prosecution or convicted at a lower court should be declared vacant.

Mr Kalu’s seat will not be declared vacant except he (Mr Kalu) has explored all the legal options available to him without success, he said.

“Even the tenure of a former governor Joshua Dariye, who has been in prison for some time now, ran its course until the end of the 8th National Assembly. Nobody declared his seat vacant.”

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday sentenced Mr Kalu to 12 years in prison after convicting him of N7.65 billion fraud.

Mr Kalu, a former governor of Abia State, was pronounced guilty of the charge in a trial that lasted for 12 years.

The conviction comes 12 years after the ex-governor was first arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in 2007 and was tried alongside his company, Slok Nigeria Limited, and Udeh Udeogu, who was Director of Finance and Accounts at the Abia State Government House during Mr Kalu’s tenure as governor.

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BREAKING: Assassins Attacks MD Of Maersk Line, Wife Forced To Drink Acid

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Palpable tension has enveloped Maersk, one of the biggest organizations in the Nigerian maritime industry.

According to reports, the Managing Director of Maersk Line, Gildas Tohouo Tohouo, and his family were said to have been attacked at their Lugard Road, Ikoyi home last night.

The attacked happened while he, his three children and his wife were at home.

While reports are saying that the man himself was severely stabbed and battling for his life, the wife is said to have given up the ghost as she was forced to drink acid by their assailants.

Several angles are being linked to the unfortunate incident. While some are saying the attack must have been as a result of a generator contract gone wrong between Maersk and some other unnamed companies, some are saying the attack was as a result of domestic electrician that was sacked.

Those in the know are claiming that Maersk as an organization is not new to attacks as such that results in the loss of lives. A source who craved anonymity claims that the company once sent two Dutch auditors to look into its books and both men were shot dead by assassins in a full office.

The attack on the managing director and his family is being suspected to be an insider job by some other people because the security around where he lives is premium and he lives close to former interim head of state, Chief Ernest Shonekan, whose place also enjoys excellent security because of his status as a former head of state.

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