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Kogi Monarch Kidnapped On New Year Day

​Some suspected kidnappers on Sunday, January 1st, 2016 abducted Alhaji Isah Achuja, a monarch who is Ohi of Ajaokuta in Kogi state.

He was kidnapped at gunpoint to unknown destination, a reliable family source told journalists in Lokoja.

The source said that the traditional ruler was on his way home from Lokoja on Saturday when armed hoodlums abducted him.

The family member who craved anonymity said that the Ohi’s vehicle was intercepted on Lokoja-Ajaokuta road by the gunmen who forcefully abducted him at gunpoint.

He said that an aide to the traditional ruler and his driver narrowly escaped being hit by the assailant’s bullets during the incident.

It was further gathered that the abductors have contacted the family and demanded N20 million ransom.

When contacted, the Police spokesman, Kogi State Command, ASP Williams Aya, said the incident was yet to be reported to the command.

He, however, assured that the police would swerve into action to rescue the monarch once the details of the abduction were made known to the police.

Source: Vanguard 

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She Tempted Me By Forcing Herself On Me, Says 58-Year-Old Who Had Sex With 10-Year-Old

​A 58-year-old man, Timothy Onyeukwu, a tricycle rider in Abia State, has been arrested by policemen from Central Police Station, Aba in Abia State Police Command, for turning a 10-year-old girl into another tricycle that he could ride unchallenged, as he was caught during an alleged attempt to have sex with the girl in a hotel in the commercial city.

Crime Reports however learnt that it was not the first attempt by the suspect, as he had slept with the girl before his arrest. His method, it was further learnt, was to entice the girl with money and food.

Speaking with Crime Reports on the arrest of the elderly suspect, the state Commissioner of Police, Leye Oyebade, said police from Central Police Station were alerted by members of the public who saw when the suspect was taking the girl inside a room in a hotel.

“From the information gathered, the suspect, Onyeukwu, was having unlawful carnal knowledge of one female of about 10 years old in a hotel. This made the operatives of the Central Police Station, Aba, swing into action, and he was arrested while the girl has been taken to hospital for medical attention.”

A reliable source who spoke with Crime Reports disclosed that the girl used to go to the park where Onyeukwu operated his tricycle to sell sachet water. “He started giving her gifts like N20, N50 to eat. That was how he got her attracted to him.”

In an interview with Crime Reports on what led to his arrest, Onyeukwu, said: “There was a girl who used to sell sachet water. I had sex with her and I was arrested. But I was not the first man in her life because I had easy penetration into her and she also told me that she had a male friend.

“We had sex once in November within a school premises close to her residence. I stood behind her and asked her to bend. I penetrated her from behind. After we finished, I gave her N200. The second time, I decided to take her to a brothel for ‘short time’. I paid N500 for the room for an hour.

“I took the girl there in my tricycle. But some women who saw her following me to the room started beating her, saying that she was too young for what she was doing.”

The suspect disclosed that though he was once married, he had separated from his wife, while the only child she had for him was dead.

He added that though he knew the girl was not up to 18 years of age, he believed she was older than 10.

He added that the girl was just developing breasts but actually tempted him by throwing herself at him.

He narrated how he met the victim: “I was repairing my tricycle when she came and sat in it. She asked me to buy her food as she was hungry. She also asked for ice cream and I bought them for her. She came back again and asked me to give her money to carry a bag of sachet water to sell.

“As she was talking with me, she saw another man and said that he should wait for her so that they would walk together. I told her she was too small and would not know anything about a man, but she quickly replied that my statement was not true. She said she was not a novice in the area I spoke about and she had been doing ‘it’ for some time.

“That was how it started and I can only say that it was temptation. Since my wife left two years ago, I have not slept with any woman.

Oyebade said that the suspect would be arraigned in court after the conclusion of investigations.

Source: Tribune 

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Debbie Reynolds, Daughter Carrie Fisher To Be Buried Side By Side

​A joint memorial service and side-by-side burial are being planned for mother-and-daughter Hollywood stars Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, who died a day apart earlier this week in Los Angeles, the family said on Friday.

Todd Fisher, son of Reynolds and younger brother to Carrie, said that he caught a glimpse of hummingbirds at a cemetery site at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills.

This, he noted convinced him it was the ideal spot for their final resting place.

“That’s the way it was meant to be,” Todd Fisher, 58, told Reuters, recalling that his mother, the Oscar-nominated singer and actress, had a special fondness for hummingbirds, which were regular visitors to the grounds of her Beverly Hills home.

Fisher said he and other relatives were gathering this weekend to firm up funeral arrangements, including dates.

He said the family was planning two private events – a joint memorial celebration and a burial of his mother and sister next to one another at Forest Lawn – to be followed by some form of public commemoration of the two women.

Reynolds, who sang and danced her way into the hearts of moviegoers in such Hollywood musicals as “Singin’ in the Rain,” suffered a stroke and died on Wednesday at the age of 84.

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Two Pastors Arrested Over Death Of Member Who Went For Deliverance

​*Principal suspect, Pastor Mike Ola Bakare who administered liquid concoction after collecting N130,000 from victim on the run

*Pastor Bakare sent my wife, a member of his church to buy snake head and tail—Landlord

Fatai Owoseni
Fatai Owoseni, Lagos state police commissioner

Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command attached to Ajangbadi Police Division have arrested two suspects, a 37 year old Pastor and 37 year old female Pastor over the death of a 27 year old Chinedu Chukwudi who was said to have gone to Jesus Solution Ministry at Santana Bus Stop, Ajangbadi area of the State for deliverance where she met her untimely death.

A security source who spoke exclusively to Vanguard on condition of anonymity said: “On the 13th of November, 2016, Confidence Chukwudi, the elder sister to the deceased reported to the police that on the 12th of November, 2016, her younger sister, Chiwendu Chukwudi aged 27 years went to Jesus Solution Ministry for deliverance where the Pastor, now at large allegedly collected the sum of N130,000.00 from her, after which he administered a liquid substance on her and she started vomiting.

According to the source, the pastor allegedly “kept her in the church premises throughout the day until she became unconscious before she was taken to hospital in Okokomaiko where she was confirmed dead.”
The source further revealed to Saturday Vanguard that, when security operatives stormed the scene of the incident, the unidentified liquid substance and some charms, were recovered in the church during the search before taking her corpse to Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, Ikeja for autopsy.

How I met Pastor Bakare – Landlord

When Vanguard visited the church in an uncompleted building, it was discovered that all the doors and windows were sealed up with planks by the landlord, Mr Charles Gomah who said he was a Clearing and Forwarding Agent and an indigene of Plateau State.
Contacted for comment, Gomah said: “One day, a man came to me and said his name is Prophet Mike Ola Bakare and that, he would like to use my warehouse for a five-day crusade and I said okay, even if he doesn’t have money since he was speaking Hausa let him use it.
“You know those of us from the Northern part of Nigeria living in the South here, when you hear somebody speaking your language you just take him or her as a family member. I later learnt he is from Ilesa but he claimed he was from Kaduna State and was speaking Hausa. I then told him that, I couldn’t charge him for the warehouse, so he started using the place. After the five days crusade, when I came back from work one day, I saw different structures and electrical wiring and I confronted him that it was no longer a five day issue. He then said that he had issues where he was staying before in Ibafo and wanted to stay at the warehouse for a while. When I told him that this place you are staying is a family house, it does not even belong to me directly, so you have to pay money and he said okay he would pay. Then he paid me N120, 000, 00 for one year. “After he did the crusade, he was no longer frequent in the house and when I asked one of his members if the pastor had got another house, I was told that he was staying in a hotel.

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Serena Williams Gets Engaged To Popular Social Media Star 

World number two tennis player Serena Williams has become engaged to Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of the social media company Reddit.

Serena Williams
Serena Williams and new lover

“Down on 1 knee. He said four words. And/r/isaidyes,” the 35-year-old American said on the social media site on Thursday.

“I came home. A little late. Someone had a bag packed for me. And a carriage awaited. Destination: Rome … back to where our stars first collided.”

The New York-born Ohanian, 33, confirmed the news on his Facebook page, writing: “She said yes”.

Williams is the best player of her generation. She has won 22 grand slam singles titles, the same as German Steffi Graf and trailing only Australian Margaret Court (24).

Source: Reuters 

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Popular Film Actress Set To Marry Rich Politician 

Beautiful and versatile Kannywood actress Rahama Hassan is set to marry the love of her life, Alhaji Sani Elkudan on Friday January 6, 2017.

The marriage was scheduled to take place around 1pm at Emir of Sarkin-Zazzau of Suleja Juma’at Mosque in Suleja town of Niger State.

Elkudan is a rich politician and member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who also works with several political parties at state and national level.

Rahama who starred in blockbuster Kannywood films such as ‘Birnin Masoya’, ‘Dan Marayan Zaki’ and ‘Qarangiya’, nearly married Kannywood marketer Alhaji Sani Rainbow last year.

However, sources closed to the marketer told Daily Trust that the marketer shelves his plan to marry the actress because his family are against it.

Her famous role in Kannywood was when she acted as the mother of Chinedu Ikiedeze and Osita Iheme in a ‘Qarangiya’, a film by her former suitor Sani Rainbow.

Source: Daily Trust 

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So Sad! Daughter Of Former President Shot Dead In Cold Blood 

One of Mozambique’s richest women, Valentina Guebuza, has been shot dead by her husband in a case of domestic violence, police said on Thursday, December 15.

Zofino Muiuane was arrested after Mrs Guebuza was killed at their home in the capital, Maputo, police said.

Mrs Guebuza, 36, is the daughter of Mozambique’s ex-President Armando Guebuza, who ruled from 2005 to 2015.

She married Mr Muiuane at a lavish ceremony, attended by regional leaders, in 2014.

While police said the shooting was a case of domestic violence, they also said they were still investigating the motive.

Mr Muiuane, a manager at Mozambique’s first mobile phone company M-Cel, has not yet been charged.

The killing has shocked many people and it is rare to hear of domestic violence in wealthy and politically linked families in Mozambique, says the BBC’s Jose Tembe in Maputo.

Mrs Guebuza became one of Mozambique’s wealthiest businesswomen during her father’s presidency, our correspondent adds.

Business magazine Forbes listed her in 2013 as one of the 20 most powerful women in Africa.

She headed a family-owned investment holding company, Focus 21 Management & Development, which has interests in sectors ranging from telecommunications to mining.

Focus 21 has a significant stake in Chinese Pay TV Company StarTimes’ operations in Mozambique.

Source: Vanguard 

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Okada riders, mob kill LASTMA official in Apapa, Lagos 

Irate mob on Thursday, December 15 killed the Apapa Zonal Head of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, (LASTMA), S. Bakare while enforcing ban on activities of Okada riders in Apapa, Lagos state, Nigeria. 

It was gathered that the mob, including Okada riders and touts descended on Bakare, killing him in the process.

Officials of LASTMA
Officials of LASTMA

The LASTMA General Manager, Bashir Braimah confirmed that Bakare was killed at Point Road, Apapa while enforcing the road traffic law which banned Okada riders from plying 475 major roads in Lagos.

Also confirming the incident, the state Police command’s Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmos said that the killing was a mob action which cost the LASTMA officer his life.

Badmos added that the police had begun intensive manhunt to arrest the perpetrators and bring them to book.

Recently, the Lagos State Government announced plans to begin full crackdown on Okada riders in the state in a bid to stop them from plying the state’s highways.

The state acting Commissioner for Transportation, Anofiu Elegushi said the enforcement would be total as government could no longer condone Okada’s recklessness in the state.

 Source: The GuildNG 

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Teen Allegedly Strangles His High School Sweetheart to Death: ‘I Just Want to Know Why.’

An ugly incident happened in the United States where a 19-year-old allegedly strangled his high school sweetheart to death and now her family wants answers.

Police found Alyssa Wright, 19, dead in her boyfriend’s home on Wednesday, December 7 night after she was reportedly killed the night before.

Police then charged Elijah Ramoutar with murder, according to police.

“We were sitting on the bed, laughing, joking about things that were starting to look up for us. She said, ‘Bye. I love you. I’ll be back,’” the victim’s mother, Melinda Wright told WSBTV.

Wright told the station that she got mixed messages from her daughter on Wednesday morning through phone calls and on Facebook and police soon after found her daughter’s body.

“I don’t wish any harm to him, but I’m angry. I’m hurt and I just want to know why,” Wright said.

According to reports, the couple went to prom together in April and graduated in May.

A vigil was held for Alyssa at the high school she attended, but even friends at the vigil said they did not see this coming.

“He was gloating about being in college and how much he loved her and would take care of her,” Kimberly Van Dyne, who knew the pair, told WSBTV. 

Wright was reportedly studying to go into the medical field while Ramoutar had plans of joining the Air Force.

The family has set up a GoFundMe page to help with funeral expenses.

See photos of both alleged murderer and murdered lover below 

Source: INSIDE edition 

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Man Stabs Allegedly Ex-Girlfriend to Death in Home Depot Parking Lot, Onlookers Try to Save Her

​Police arrested a man who allegedly stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death in a Home Depot parking lot in Orlando in the United States on Friday, December 9, police said.

Man who allegedly stabbed woman to death
Face of man who allegedly stabbed woman to death

Police reportedly found Silvia Castillo-Aguilera, 38, suffering from a laceration to the neck in the garden center of the store.

Face of woman stabbed to death
Face of woman stabbed to death

The mother of two was reportedly attacked in the parking lot after she met with Daniel Ortiz, 37.

She then ran to the garden center to try to get help, but did not survive.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office said that Aguilera had a domestic relationship with Ortiz, who was reportedly found a short time later.

“My stomach dropped,” one shopper told WKMG as he watched customers trying to save her life.

“I saw a heavyset man sitting on a lawn chair out of the parking lot, right out in the open,” he said. “He had quite a bit of blood on him and no shirt on. I kept hearing him say repeatedly, ‘I did everything I could, I did everything I could,'” the shopper said.

Ortiz is charged with first-degree murder. He is being held at the Osceola County Jail without bond.