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Most wanted Rivers armed robber Boboski dies after police arrest in Port Harcourt

Bobosky, the fugitive and notorious killer in Rivers State, is dead.

The dreaded criminal whose real name is Honest Diigbara was arrested alive on Saturday morning by police operatives at Korokoro community in Tai Local Government Area of the state.

He, however, died minutes after being paraded by Rivers Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mukan, at the police command.

He reportedly died from gunshot wounds he sustained when his gang members engaged operatives in fierce gun battle before he was apprehended.

Boboski is alleged to have been responsible for several questionable killings including the murder of some soldiers, lawyers and other prominent figures in the state.

He was also accused of cause terror in the state especially the Ogoni axis of the oil-rich state.

Also, his younger brother believed to be his driver died during a crossfire between Boboski’s gang and police operatives.

His arrest was greeted by wild jubilation among residents of the state who have had taste of his terror in the past.

His arrest and death is coming exactly a year and four days after Governor Nyesom Wike placed N30Million bounty on him.

Rivers Police chief told newsmen during the parade that fleeing Boboski was arrested in a sting operation assisted by vigilante in the Ogoni neighborhood.

Mukan said the late notorious criminal was with his gang members in Korokoro to attend the burial ceremony of his second-in-command’s elder sister slated for internment today (Saturday).

The police commissioner said, “On sighting the Police they engaged us and in a return fire, his driver was fatally wounded, while he was arrested alive.

“Among dastardly acts carried out by them, include kidnap of Barrister Emelogu who was killed after collecting ransom, kidnap and killing of DCO, Afam, SP Moses Egbede after collecting ransom.

“Killing of a soldier and a personnel of Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps, at Gio pipeline, Ogoni last year. Kidnap of Chief Mbu of Ogu/Bolo who they kidnapped and collected ransom of 7million Naira.”

“Killing of two Police Officers attached to the Federal Highway. They were killed and their rifles taken at Botem. The arrest of Boboski is a milestone for the Command and victory for Ogoni people, Rivers and Nigeria at large.”

The Rivers State Government is yet to react to the arrest and subsequent death of the notorious criminal whom Governor Wike had placed N30million bounty for his arrest.

Threat To Life: Edo Farmer Petitions Police 

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A farmer and businessman, Mr Ebose Ezeigbebe, has petition the Nigeria Police over threat to his life by Obenevburibo community in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo where his 2000 plots of palm farm and oil milling palm is located.

The petition dated August 11, 2020 and titled: “Threat of Violence, Threat to Life, Conduct Seeking to Breach Peace, Possession of Firearms” was addressed to the AIG Zone 5, Benin by lawyer to Ezeigbebe, Valentine Onochie & Co.

Ezeigbebe whose farm was recognised as the best Agricultural Credit Guarantee Scheme Fund (ACGSF) national farmer of the year 2011 under the Tree crops, said the threat was occasioned by his refusal to cede 50 plots of the land to the community.

He said the land which he purchased from the community in 1999, became a controversial one when the Obenevburibo community alleged that he (Ezeigbebe) has gone beyond the 2000 plots sold to him.

He explained that premised on this allegation, he and the community agreed to commission a surveyor to resurvey the land.

“My problem with the community began in 2018 when they approached me and asked that I give them 50 plots of land from what I bought from them, stating that what I had in my possesion was in excess of what they granted me.

“This was coming after 18 years of cultivating and milling oil palm; this was a surprise to me and I refused. They however insisted that I must hire a surveyor to re – survey the land.

“Not minding that the onus is on the community to hire a surveyor, I did in the interest of peace. It turned out that there were extra fractions amounting to three and half plots which i rounded up to four plots and gave the community in the interest of peace,” he said.

Ezeigbebe said instead of taking the four plots, the community refused because they had their sights set on 50 plots because two years passed wihout any word from the community and its elders.

Said he , “To my surprise, they invited me for a meeting on August 7, 2020, but the meeting was more or less like an ambush.

“The community demanded for 100 plots of land and requested that I either give them or they will take it violently and that it was out of pity that they have not already done so.

“They made it clear that they just killed somebody at the neighbouring community and so needed the plots of land to settle the matter with the neighbouring community.”

Ezeigbebe said he has been forced to shut down operations at the facility in order to avoid any unfortunate occurrence.

In their reaction howver, the community denied issuing any threat to the farmer, even as they agreed that an excess of three and half plots of land was discovered upon the survey carried out in 2018.

The Ohen (Second in Command) of the community, Pa Isaac Igiebor, however said the purported survey was carried out by Ezeigbebe.

According to him, “It is true that a meeting was held on August 7, 2020, though I was not in the meeting but the report I got was that there was no argument how much more threat”.

Igiebor also said some members of the community have been invited by the police in respect to the petition.

“We have been invited to appear by the police and we have already contacted our lawyers to that effect,” he stated.

NDA Alerts the Public Over the Activities of Admission Fraudsters

The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) has alerted the general public, especially applicants of 72 Regular Course of the existence of fraudulent syndicate purportedly claiming to be admission officers of the Academy.

According to a Press Release signed by Major Abubakar Abdullahi, Academy Public Relations Officer, these fraudsters print various fake admission letters to candidates requesting for a pay with a view to gaining admission into the Academy.

The Release was made available to Jungle Journalist Media Ltd via electronic email.

The Academy therefore strongly advised the public to disregard such letters.

It said “Such letters were not initiated by the NDA. Hence, the general public should note that selection into NDA is by merit not pay.

“The NDA use only mainstream media, its official website (www.nda.edu.ng) and its social media channels on Facebook and Twitter (DefenceAcademyNG and HQ_NDA respectively) to dessiminate public information. NDA will never direct you to call any phone number for admission or payment.

“The general public is therefore advised not to fall prey or have any dealings with said admission frausters. You are to report the activities of such frausters to the nearest Military or Police Unit”, Major Abdullahi stated.

Horror as cult killings resume in Enugu

For the residents of Bunker, old UNTH Enugu, Wednesday night was like a horror movie as two rival cult groups attacked each other in the area leading to the death of one while another is missing with his blood spattered everywhere.

The two cult groups, Jungle Journalist Media Ltd learnt, are Ayes and Baggars whose members unleashed terror on one another, leading to the mowing down of a member of Baggars confraternity by Ayes cult group.

According to the report, a member of Ayes group is still at large, but the Bunker site where the attack took place is currently littered in human blood.

An eye witness who narrated the incident described it as a “horrible incident” that forced them to run for safety.

“We were relaxing last night when we heard that someone has just been killed in a place called ‘F Line’ and there was pandemonium everywhere.

“The person killed belongs to Baggars cult group and his assailants were wearing masks.

“His name is Iruka from Ezza area of Ebonyi State and his remains has been deposited at Colliery mortuary, Enugu.

“One of Ayes member who allegedly led the attack popularly known as Chibuzo from Nsukka area of Enugu State was traced to his girlfriend’s house in the middle of the night, his girlfriend jumped the fence while the body of Chibuzo is still missing but his blood was found everywhere,” the witness who craved anonymity narrated.

A member of the local vigilante in the area, Okuiyi Amalgamated Neighborhood Watch gave a vivid account of the incident; “What happened yesterday was a result of the protracted cold war between the rival groups. Members of Baggars beat up a member of Aye one Sunday in July and the Ayes in retaliation, went in their numbers to beat up any member of Baggars on sight.

“The circle continued until the members of Baggers saw this Chibuzo that his body is missing now and beat him to pulp. We even reported these incidents to the police but the boys keep evading arrest.

“It’s these clashes back and forth that gave rise to what happened yesterday and it was purely a revenge mission and painfully, one person has been confirmed dead and we can’t even confirm if the Chibuzo is still alive.”

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Drama as cosmetics trader is nearly lynched for eating human feces with bread in Ibadan

The police in Oyo state, Nigeria have arrested a trader identified as Emmanuel Egbu, for allegedly eating human feces with bread in his shop in the Sango area of Ibadan, the state capital, on Saturday, August 22.

Egbu who trades in cosmetics and Brazilian hair, was said to have been caught eating human feces with bread.

Those who caught him in the weird act were said to have raised the alarm, which attracted a huge crowd.

Eating human excreta is said to be the hallmark of Internet fraudsters, who also combine money rituals with cyber fraud.

The timely intervention of the police prevented residents from lynching him.

The spokesperson of the state police command, Olugbenga Fadeyi, who confirmed his arrest, said the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Sango Police Station had begun an investigation into the incident.

He said the faeces reportedly found on the suspect has been sent to the laboratory for examination.

Meanwhile, residents of the area seized the opportunity to loot his shop. Watch the video showing when he was apprehended and some looters looting his shop.

How we can reform EFCC, NDDC, end Boko Haram – Patrick Eholor

President of One Love Foundation and Observer-General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chief Patrick Eholor has enumerated ways through which the myriad of problems facing the country can be tackled, including those of corruption at the EFCC and NDDC, as well as end Boko Haram and banditry challenges in the country:

EFCC in a letter to a civil society group said that it is currently investigating corruption charges against Minister Akpabio and Pondei. Sir, do you think the EFCC will be able to do this?

I think the EFCC is an institution that’s to be compared with the FBI or KGB. The KGB or the FBI or Interpol or other serious agencies all over the world recognize that no man is above the law. The EFCC in Nigeria is a joke like every other institution is a joke without exception.

For example the chairman of the EFCC for four years was acting as the chairman without confirmation with outright disrespect to the members of the Senate including Mr speaker. This is very unfortunate unlike the international security agencies who will take investigation seriously, who will even investigate one of their own or even Mr President because they know no one is above the law. But in Nigeria, they use it to fight Yahoo boys and political opponents.

Security agencies in Nigeria including the police needs reform, we have become a laughing stock.

Recently, the President was urged to create an NDDC board to check Akpabio’s excesses. Sir, do you think this will bring to an end the issue of corruption emanating from there?

The president is part of the problem, he is surrounded by so many people that Nigerians can’t trust including Mr Akpabio. Nigerians will not forget in a hurry when they said that when Akpabio leaves PDP for APC his sins will be forgiven. The people of Akwa Ibom won’t forget in a hurry how he embezzled the common patrimony of that state and yet the chieftains of APC said his sins has been forgiven because he crossed over to APC.

Until the ordinary people seek collectively for capital punishment or life imprisonment and reform the judiciary system, we will never start to have hope that things are about to change for real.

Bandits on Tuesday kidnapped the children of a former commissioner for local government, Alhaji Dankande Bello in Zamfara State. Boko Haram also attacked communities in Borno, razing down a hospital and communication mast. In the light of this, how do you think these bandits and Boko Haram may be stopped?

What happened to Alhaji Dankande in Zamfara state is no longer news. There have been too many innocent lives that were lost in that area. There are so many children that has been displaced, there are so many women that have been raped in that area, many Nigerians have joined my voice to echo my message that the Nigerian service chiefs must resign immediately and apologize to Nigerians.

Mr president is a good man. He meant well for Nigerians, he was our messenger and we voted for him for a change. We the people are saying that if we can’t trust a messenger we can’t trust his message.

2020/21 ADMISSIONS: Beware, Fraudsters Are Impersonating Us! Gregory University Uturu Warns General Public

The Management of Gregory University Uturu (GUU) has alerted the general public of the fraudulent activities of certain individuals, especially one that uses the name, Dr Faith Bagudu, to defraud candidates seeking admission into the institution.

GUU, in a Press Release signed by its Sleek Ogbonnaya Ogwo, MNIPR who is the Deputy Registrar, Media and Public Relations of the institution, observed that these dubious individuals were deploying fraudulent websites and personal bank accounts to defraud prospective candidates seeking admission to the university in the current 2020/2021 Academic Session.

The statement read;

“Specifically, management wishes to alert the public of the unwholesome activities of a certain Dr. Faith Bagudu, who while claiming to represent the institution, has been in the practice of defrauding unsuspecting persons of huge sums of money through her personal Access Bank Account with the number 1394599479.

“Subsequently, management hereby wishes to reiterate that admission to any of the approved undergraduate programmes of the university in the Nine Colleges of Agriculture, Education, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Law, Medicine and Health Sciences, Natural and Applied Sciences, Management and Social Sciences and Humanities can ONLY be processed through the official website of the university, www.gregoryuniversityuturu.edu.ng, while all payments are EXCLUSIVELY made to the institutions accredited bank accounts that are reflected in the website.

“The public is thereby enjoined to be properly guided and avoid the error of transacting with the university through unlicensed middlemen and miscreants who deploy personal bank accounts and such contrived fake websites as http://www.gregoryuniversity.com, even as appropriate security agencies have been adequately briefed on these ignoble practices and their perpetuators.”

7 suspected internet fraudsters arrested by EFCC in Enugu

The Enugu Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has said that it arrested seven internet fraudsters.

This was made known to pressmen in the city in a Press Statement by the Head, Media & Publicity of EFCC, Dele Oyewale.

According to the Statement, they were arrested at Loma Linda Extension Enugu, Enugu State.

Jungle Journalist Media Ltd gathered that their arrest followed intelligence signalling them as a syndicate of fraudsters that specialise in defrauding unsuspecting members of the public, especially foreigners through the internet.

Items recovered from the suspected fraudsters include: three exotic cars: Lexus ES 350, Benz C300 and a Toyota Camry. Other incriminating materials recovered from them are several mobile phones and laptops.

The suspects have given useful information in the course of interrogation and will be charged to court soon, the release also stated.