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Armed Robbers Attack Hospital, Rob Patients, Staff

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The Police in Ogun State has arrested three suspected members of a syndicate alleged to have robbed a hospital in Ibafo.

Folarin Azeez, 25, Temitope Bolariwa, 24, and Kolade Ahmed, 30, with others at large allegedly attacked the hospital located at riverside, Omolaja Odunbaku Street, Oremeji on December 7.

They allegedly dispossessed patients at the clinic of their valuables and escaped through surrounding bushes before the policemen from Ibafo Ibafo Division arrived at the scene.

In the course of investigating the robbery incident, witness gathered that Divisional Police Officer (DPO) SP Abiodun Ayinde received Intelligence that the hoodlums were hibernating in Shimawa and moved his men into the area on December 12.

Three of the suspected robbers were arrested and 12 mobile phones and wristwatches belonging to some of the victims were recovered, said police spokesman DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi.

He said the command in the course of investigation received information that the syndicate had carried out robberies in Osun State.

“The Commissioner of Police Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) for in-depth investigation into their various robbery activities.

He warned that anyone who comes to Ogun State with the intention to perpetrate any form of crime would have his/herself to blame as the command is ready to take the battle to the doorstep of criminals,” said Oyeyemi.

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Lagos SARS Officers Brutalize, Demand N1.5m From Man For Holding Brother’s International Passport

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A man, identified simply as Debola, has accused men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of brutality and extortion over his brother’s passport found in his possession during a stop-and-search operation in the Epe area of Lagos State.

It was gathered that Debola was travelling to Akure when the policemen stopped the bus conveying him and subjected all the passengers to a search.

When it got to Debola’s turn, it was learnt that the policemen found nothing incriminating on him, but took him into custody because of his brother’s passport found in his possession.

Debola said in a series of tweets, which was reposted on Instablog9ja, that the policemen accused him of going to assassinate his brother, adding that when he got to the Ketu Ereyun Police Station, the cops demanded N1.5m for his release.

He wrote, “Sars stopped my bus today around EPE, I was traveling to Akure from ajah. They stopped my bus and searched me, thinking I’m a scammer, they found nothing. They searched my bag and found my brother’s international passport in there. That’s how it started.

“They accused me of going to kill the owner of the passport and that I was running away. I told them it was my brother’s. As I was about calling my brother, they collected my phone and started beating me with big stick telling me to enter their vehicle and asked my bus to go.

“We got there, they asked me and the other people they’ve arrested to remove our clothes and they started taking pictures. I was just confused because I was trying to figure out what exactly I did. They took us to the counter planning to take us to the cell. That’s where I started pleading for what I didn’t even know my offense was.

“The one that beat me with the stick came to me and said I’m acting stubborn and he’d let me know there’s nothing I can do with whatever they do to me. I was speechless. After several pleading, they called me outside and said they’ll collect money from me. They said 1.5million. I was shocked. I pleaded and told them I don’t have that kind of money. They didn’t even listen.”

Debola further alleged that the policemen took him to a Point of Sales operator, where N55,000 was withdrawn from his account before he was released, adding that he had evidence to back up his claim.

He added on his Twitter page, “Thank God I had spare money with me I would have been stranded. This brutality is getting too much. I didn’t write this to attract people’s pity, I just want you guys to be careful out there all the time. We the youths are not safe at all. These Sars people can take one’s life and the world wouldn’t even know they did.

“I dislocated my arm when one of them was beating me. I’m waiting for Access bank to send me my account history so I can get the lady’s full account number and give it to the police so they can help me call her. The POS spot is directly opposite the station.”

Reacting to the development, the Police Complaint Unit, @PoliceNG_CRU, tweeted, “Your complaint is hereby acknowledged and investigation has been initiated. Your tracking number is #CRU195465, Thank you for contacting NPF-CRU.”

However, in a follow-up reaction, Debola tweeted, “THEY’VE REFUNDED MY MONEY THIS MORNING OO. With a little compensation. Thanks to everyone that helped me tag people. God bless you. Guys pls be careful out there o. Sars are angry with youths for no reason.”

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BREAKING: Ogun Politician Buruji Kashamu Dies Of COVID-19

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Buruji Kashamu, a former senator from Ogun state, has died of complications from COVID-19. 

Kashamu, who represented Ogun-East senatorial district between 2015 and 2019, died at First Cardiology Consultants, Lagos.

The hospital is the same facility where a former Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi; and the President’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, died.

It was learnt that Kashamu, who had diabetes and high blood pressure, was admitted at the hospital for over a week before giving up the ghost.

Confirming his death, a former lawmaker, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, said the deceased would be sorely missed.

Murray-Bruce wrote on his verified Twitter handle, “I have just lost my good friend of forever to COVID-19. Until his death, Sen. Buruji Kashamu and I were inseparable. He died today at First Cardiology Consultants, in Lagos. May his gentle soul rest in peace. I pray his family and loved ones the fortitude to bear this heavy loss.”

Kashamu, who was the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 election, was facing extradition for alleged drug trafficking before his death.

See tweet by Murray-Bruce;

I have just lost my good friend of forever to #COVID19. Until his death, Sen. Buruji Kashamu and I were inseparable. He died today at First Cardiology Consultants, in Lagos. May his gentle soul rest in peace. I pray his family and loved ones the fortitude to bear this heavy loss. pic.twitter.com/OJGIt0VK3n

— Ben Murray-Bruce (@benmurraybruce) August 8, 2020

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Failed Contracts: NDDC Asks Senator Nwaoboshi To Refund N2.5bn Within Two Weeks

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The Niger Delta Development Commission has demanded refund of N2.5bn from Delta North Senator Peter Nwaoboshi for contracts his companies allegedly failed to execute.

However, the names of the errant firms were not disclosed in the letter addressed to the lawmaker.

The commission asked Nwaoboshi to refund the money within two weeks.

The letter dated July 5 signed by the Director, Legal Services of the NDDC, Peter Okoro, asked the senator to pay back the money meant for the supply of plastic chairs and desks for primary and secondary schools in the Niger Delta region in 2017.

It read, “Instead of supplying the chairs and desks to the Commission’s warehouse in Port Harcourt or to any of the NDDC offices in the nine Niger Delta states, the items were supplied to a warehouse described as Akuede Akwis’ located at Benin Expressway, Okpanam, before Wichetech Aluminum Company.”

According to the letter, the lawmaker’s firms were paid to supply the plastic chairs and desks to schools in Delta North Senatorial District, including desks and benches to selected schools in the Niger Delta.

The NDDC noted, “Despite having fully paid for the 2017 contracts for the production of chairs and desks, the items have not been supplied to the commission.

“The resultant effect is that the commission and the Niger Delta region have been deprived of the use of the desks and chairs.”

The NDDC spokesperson, Charles Odili, confirmed the authenticity of the letter.

Matter in court, unsigned letter not delivered to me –Nwaoboshi

But Nwaoboshi in a statement by his media aide, Awele Onokwai, on Friday, said the matter was already before a competent court of law and that he had yet to receive a copy of the letter purportedly addressed to him from the NDDC.

Nwaoboshi described the letter as fake as it was not officially addressed or signed.

He also said that the letter did not link him to any of the contracts.

The statement read in part, “Our attention has been drawn to the purported subject matter above, credited to one Peter Claver Okoro, Esq, posing as the Director, Legal Services of the Niger Delta Development Commission and we make bold to state the following:

“That the purported matter is sub judice as it is already before two law courts of competent jurisdiction in Nigeria, wherein, Distinguished Senator Peter Nwaoboshi sued the NDDC, Mr Charles Odili and relevant newspapers for defamation of character.

“The purported letter addressed to the Senator Peter Nwaoboshi was written on the 5th of July 2020 and as of today, 7th of August 2020, the said letter has not reached Senator Peter Nwaoboshi – either in person or office or by substitution.

“The purported letter, unlike any formal letter emanating from a recognized government Ministry, Agency or Department is not signed, therefore, can easily be denied.

“Nowhere in the contents of the purported letter was it stated that the contractor is directly linked to Distinguished Senator Peter Nwaoboshi.

“Nowhere in the purported letter was it stated that the warehouse, where the plastic chairs were domiciled, belongs to Distinguished Senator Peter Nwaoboshi.”

Nwabaoshi, his colleagues in the National Assembly and some former ex-governors have denied being contractors to the NDDC.

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