Showing posts with label crime. Show all posts
Showing posts with label crime. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Ebonyi Elder Statesman Allegedly Murdered By VIO Officials

Ebonyi Elder Statesman Allegedly Murdered By VIO Officials

An Elderstatesman in Ebonyi state, Geoffery Mgbada, has reportedly been killed by suspected members of Vehicle Inspection Officers, VIO along the Presco-Ezza road, Abakaliki today.
VIO Officials Allegedly Kill Ebonyi Elder Statesman

Mgbada who was until his death the Secretary of Ebonyi State Elders Council, was said to have been driving with his wife when he was accosted by the VIO officials. An arguemnt ensued between Mgbada and the officials who reportedly pushed him, causing him to hit his head on the concrete road. He was rushed to the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki where he was confirmed dead and his remains deposited in the hospital’s mortuary – LIB blog reports

Reacting to Mgbada's death, the state governor, Dave Umahi, in a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Emmanuel Uzor, described the death of the elder statesman as callous and ordered a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death.

 The statement reads:

The Governor on hearing about the death of Chief Mgbada expressed great sadness and ordered the Commissioner of Police to arrest and prosecute the suspects who paraded themselves as VIO Officials. Let it be known that the Governor in a town-hall meeting with Ebonyians proscribed all task-force agents working under any guise using the state government as cover.

“In the proscription order, the Governor also dissolved all revenue and tax agents in the state at all levels with a promise to convoke another town hall meeting where a new tax and other revenue will be deliberated and agreed upon and the Governor is yet to convene this meeting before this ugly incident.

“The Governor is saddened by this careless death and wishes to dissociate the state government from the illegal activities of the VIO and other task force agents in the state and directs for immediate arrest and prosecution of such illegal tax or revenue agents.“

Three members of the VIO team were immediately arrested by the anti -kidnapping unit of the Nigeria Police while the leader of the team, an old man was equally arrested.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Christchurch: Police Alerts After Finding Explosives And Ammo In House

Christchurch: Police Alerts After Finding Explosives And Ammo In House

Christchurch on bomb alert after police find explosive device and ammo in house

Just early this morning, a container filled with explosive materials was seen in a house in the Phillipstown area of Christchurch, New Zealand.

It can be recalled that an attack was launched few months ago leaving so many  people dead.  This  scene has stirred up tension in Christchurch

Freshreporters News gathered that the policemen are on active operations due to the discovery. A bomb disposal team, ambulance and fire and emergency crews are at the scene.

Mirror UK reported that the suspicious package was found in an empty property and has since been made safe by The New Zealand Defence Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit,

It was further gathered that all houses close to the zone has been adequately evacuated as a precaution, while several officers and a police dog were seen going inside the house at the centre of the threat. A no-fly zone was also put in place over the area.

A 33-year-old man has been arrested and is "currently speaking to police".

Canterbury District Commander Superintendent John Price said: "Police have located a package containing a suspected explosive device and ammunition at a vacant address on Newcastle Street in Christchurch.

"Members of the community are asked to continue to report any concerning behaviour or activity in their neighbourhoods as we all work together to ensure the safety of our community."

The bomb scare comes weeks after 50 Muslims were killed in an attack carried out by a gunman on two mosques in the city.

A spokesman for the St John Ambulance service said an ambulance was on standby at the request of police but had not treated any patients during today's incident.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Police Identify British Aid Worker Killed By Suspected Kidnappers

Police Identify British Aid Worker Killed By Suspected Kidnappers

The Command Public Relation Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo revealed to the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Kaduna that british national, Faye Mooney, was among the two people killed and three kidnapped on April 19 at a recreational resort in Kajuru Local Government Area, Kaduna by suspected kidnappers.

Fresh Reporters News gathered that the victims actually travelled from Lagos to have some fun at the resort when they were attacked around 11pm.

According to DSP Sabo:

At about 23:40hrs on Friday, some suspected kidnappers, armed with dangerous weapons, gained entry into a recreational resort called Kajuru Castle in Kajuru LGA. “The bandits shot sporadically and in the process shot dead two persons including an expatriate lady and took away three others.”

In a statement made by the British High Commission, the Head of Communications, Policy & Corporate Lead, Department for International Development, David Smith, in Abuja on Sunday,  explained that the deceased Briton’s next-of-kin had been notified.

The Commission stated that it was offering consular assistance to her family while also engaging with the Nigerian authorities on the incident.
Briton among two people shot dead at Kaduna resort
While offering its sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of the victims of the attack, the Mission said it would not comment or speculate on the motive or nature of the attack ‘at this time.’

The statement said, “The British High Commission is aware of an incident involving the death of a British national and a Nigerian national in Kaduna State, late on Friday evening.

“Mooney was killed on Friday, 19 April 2019 in an attack at Kajuru Castle, near Kaduna, alongside a Nigerian national,  Oguche.

” Mooney was employed in Nigeria with the NGO Mercy Corps. Oguche worked for the International NGO Safety Organisation.

“Her next-of-kin has been notified and we are offering consular assistance to her family. We are engaging with the Nigerian authorities, and we understand an investigation is underway.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

National Tragedy : Ex- President Kills Himself To Avoid Arrest

National Tragedy : Ex- President Kills Himself To Avoid Arrest

Peru's Garcia, former president and political chameleon, kills himself to avoid arrest

Peru's Garcia, Former President And Political Chameleon, Kills Himself Amid Corruption Probe

Former Peruvian President Alan Garcia shot himself in the head and died Wednesday as officers waited to arrest him in a massive graft probe that has put the country's most prominent politicians behind bars and provoked a reckoning over corruption.
Fresh Reporters News gathered that there were authorities present who broke through a door at Garcia's mansion in a leafy, upscale neighborhood of the Peruvian capital after hearing gunfire. The 69-year-old former head of state was rushed to a hospital, where a team of doctors performed emergency surgery but could not save him.
"The president, upset over this situation, knowing his absolute innocence ... had this terrible accident," said his lawyer, Erasmo Reyna.
It was a shocking end for a man who twice ruled Peru - once in the 1980s and then again more than two decades later. In more recent years, he became ensnared in Latin America's biggest corruption scandal, a sweeping investigation of politicians' dealings with the Brazilian construction giant known as Odebrecht.
No country outside Brazil has gone as far in prosecuting politicians tied to Odebrecht, which admitted in a 2016 plea agreement that it paid nearly $800 million throughout Latin America in exchange for lucrative public-works contracts.
In Peru, politicians have described the accusations as a political witch hunt. Prosecutors and anti-corruption advocates insist the arrests show the South American nation is finally holding leaders accountable.

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Several leaders called on Peruvians to set aside politics as the nation mourns the one-time populist firebrand whose second presidency helped usher in a commodities-led investment boom.
"It doesn't matter your political hue, Peru is in mourning," politician Gilbert Violeta wrote on Twitter. "This is a tragedy for our country."
Condolences poured in from throughout Latin America as leaders recalled a man who at his peak was called the John F. Kennedy of Latin America.
"With virtues and imperfections, he realized great changes that allowed Peru's economy to become one of the fastest-growing in Latin America and in the world," former Mexican President Felipe Calderon said.
Garcia was born into a middle-class family in the capital, the child of a politician father whose party became Garcia's own. He went on to a career marked by epic triumphs and devastating setbacks, a rollercoaster of a political life fueled by his charisma and capacity for reinvention.
Ultimately, though, the former president was an increasingly isolated figure. As investigators closed in, he argued that he was the victim of false testimony about taking bribes from Odebrecht during the construction of Lima's metro. He had not been formally charged.

(Sfgate)
Up to 90 Boko Haram Terrorist Killed By Nigerian-Cameroonian-Chadian Warriors

Up to 90 Boko Haram Terrorist Killed By Nigerian-Cameroonian-Chadian Warriors

Up to 90 Boko Haram Warriors Killed By Nigerian-Cameroonian-Chadian Soldiers
"In a fierce encounter at the weekend with Boko Haram terrorists, troops of Sector 1 Operation LAFIYA DOLE, along with the Cameroon Defence Force, killed no fewer than 27 of the terrorists" The Nigerian News Agency reports

The Chadian forces also killed 63 of the terrorists in a fight near Lake Chad also at the weekend, making a total of 90 terrorists terminated in two encounters.

Although there was no casualty recorded on the side of the Nigerian-Cameroon forces, in the shootout on 13 April in the Northern part of Wulgo, Tumbuma, Chikun Gudu and Bukar Maryam villages of Borno State, Chad lost seven men.

Fresh Reporters News understood that alot of weapons and trucks were recovered from the rebels, according to Colonel Sagir Musa, acting director of army public relations.
Among the items recovered were five AK47 rifles, one automatic revolver, three machine guns, one G3 rifle, one M21 rifle, five Rocket Propelled Gun Tubes, Bombs, assorted rounds of ammunitions.

Also recovered were five Gun Trucks, several Motor Cycles, one Land Cruiser Buffalo, one Nissan GT and one Land Cruiser, which was destroyed.

“Coordinated military operation is ongoing especially in the fringes of Gombaru – Ngala and surrounding areas to deal with the fleeing bandits running out from Multi National Joint Task Force (Op YANCIN TAFKI ) onslaught on their hideouts”, Sagir Musa said.

As the Nigerian-Cameroonian forces recorded successes against the terrorists, the terrorists inflicted some harm of their own in Chad.
Boko Haram weapons seized by Nigerian-Cameroonian forces
Although 63 of them were killed by Chadian troops, they killed seven Chadian soldiers in an attack at Azem Bermendoa Agouna, a Chadian military spokesman said on Monday.

It was also gathered that the terrorists injured 15 others when they attacked an army position in Kaiga Kindjiria, in western Chad, on Sunday, according to Agouna.

(NAN)