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Custom Intercepts Tanker Loaded With Rice On Kaduna-Abuja Road

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Smugglers are reinventing their craft, as Customs personnel found out when they intercepted a fuel tanker loaded with smuggled foreign rice on the Kaduna-Abuja Expressway.

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The road is notorious for kidnapping and banditry but it seems smugglers are finding it useful for their illicit business.

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Area Controller of the Niger/Kogi command Yusuf Abba-Kassim, whose men made the seizure, said smugglers have started using tankers that are supposed to be used to carry petroleum products to conceal and convey banned goods into the country.

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Briefing newsmen in Minna, the Niger State capital, Kassim said they intercepted a DAF diesel tanker conveying imported rice at Dikko Junction along Kaduna-Abuja Road.

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“This tanker, DAF diesel tanker of six tyres with registration number RBC-05 ZS that you are seeing, is supposed to be a diesel tanker but as you can see, it is carrying rice. Officers of the Customs Command intercepted this tanker along Kaduna-Abuja Expressway at Dikko Junction which is the end of Niger road.

“Bags of rice were found concealed inside the tanker. Our men had to use the new anti-smuggling strategies to unveil this strategy employed by these smugglers.”

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Kassim said two people were arrested along with the driver, adding that investigations are ongoing to know where they are coming from and where they are heading to.

He said two trucks, 1,497 50kg imported bags of rice, nine bales of used clothing and eight used cars were seized in the month of October.

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“In the month of October, we intercepted one DAF (ten tyres) with registration number MNA 893 XV loaded with 950 50kgbags of imported rice, four Toyota Corolla conveying cumulatively a total of135 50kg imported bags of rice.

“Nine bales of used clothing, two Toyota RAV4, one Peugeot 207, one Mazda Primacy were seized while 397 50kg imported bags of rice were found hidden within the forest by smugglers. The seizures were made at different locations within the Command’s area if coverage in October.

“The Controller expressed concern that despite the federal government’s visible efforts in transforming the agricultural sector, the smugglers remain unrepentant in bringing in smuggled goods into the country.

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“It is worrisome that some Nigerians remain unrepentant even as they continue to lose. Not even the federal government’s visible efforts in transforming the agricultural sector, especially in the area of rice production as well as the increase prevalence of expired imported rice with its hazardous health implications have touched their conscience to avoid smuggling.

“The Controller then reiterated the resolve of the Customs to beat all the concealment pattern sof the smugglers with the Customs superior intelligence network.

“The arrest of a diesel tanker meant for convening diesel now used in concealing smuggled imported foreign rice should send a serious signal to these recalcitrant saboteurs of the Nigerian economy that there is no more hiding place for them.”

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Benue Court Remands Two Traditional Rulers For Criminal Conspiracy

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A Makurdi Chief Magistrate Court presided over by Mr Isaac Ajim today remanded the District Head of Uvir Council Ward, Chief Samuel Ayayo and the Kindred Head of Unyande, James Abu, all of Guma Local Government for criminal conspiracy and homicide.

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Also remanded alongside the tradition leaders were Targema Ikpaikyor, Shiaondo Targema, Terzungwe Iwar, Isaac Asema, Joseph Azenda,Mpuuga Tagh, Targema Daniel, Joshua Aondona Targema, Terseer Kuhe, Gbamwuan, all of various addresses in Guma Local Government.

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When the case was mentioned, the Police Prosecuting Officer, Sergeant Friday Kanshio told the court that on May 11,2020, one Akaa Emmanuel of Gbajimba, Guma Local Government Area went to the Police Station in Gbajimba and reported that 6 of his brothers namely; Ushahemba Tyav, Tyokula Achika, Kundaiyol Nongov, Terdue Tyo, Numsor Desmond and Aondohemen Ahe all of the same address went to farm at beach area.

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A certain Gbamwuan Anagh mobilized his people led by his son, Aondoaver Gbamwuan popularly known as Anboy abducted them on the farm to a forest in Asom Village and later two out of the six abducted men, Tyokula Achika and and Ushahemba Tyav were found dead by men of the Civil Defence Agro Rangers, while Aondohemen Ahe escaped and ran back to the house.

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He disclosed that during indept investigation by the police, the two traditional rulers and the other ten accused persons were arrested for committing the crime while others at large.

When the charges were read, no plea was taken for want of jurisdiction.

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The Police Prosecuting Officer told the court that investigation into matter was still on and asked the court for another date to enable the prosecution prove its case.

Counsel to the District Head of Uvir, and Kindred Head of Unyande, E.G Atogi Esq and counsel to the 6th accused person, Isaac Asema, S.M Anongo Esq, said they will formally apply for the bail of their clients.

The trial Magistrate, Mr Ajim remanded the accused persons at the Police detention facility and adjourned the case to August 19,2020 for further mention.

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Reacting to the case, the Principal Special Assistant to the Governor on Legal Matters, Barr Emmanuel Agbakor said the Ortom administration does not tolerate criminality, Irrespective of the status of the persons involved, and warned traditional rulers to act as leaders and shun acts of criminality.

It will be recalled that Governor Samuel Ortom had on May 18, 2020, during the meeting of stakeholders of Tiv extraction on security at the Benue Peoples House, Makurdi, announced the suspension of the District Head of Uvir, Chief Samuel Ayayo and the Kindred Head of Unyande, James Abu for their compiicity in land dispute in their domain.

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Kwara Police Nabs Man Allegedly Parading Himself As Police Officer

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Kwara State Police in Oro has arrested a middle aged man, (names withheld) for allegedly possessing handcuff and parading himself as police officer .

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The suspect was arrested on Saturday following complaints by a woman who alleged the man of duping her under false pretence.

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She disclosed that the suspect had always presented himself as a police officer.

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BlazeNewz gathered that the suspect runs a beer Palour along one of the popular roads in Oro.

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Police Public Relations Officer of Kwara State , ASP Ajayi Okasanmi said that the Police Divisional Officer in Oro said something like that happened but it is still under investigation with a promise to get back later after completion.

It was also gathered that a handcuff was recovered from the suspect .

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Meanwhile, the chairman Oro zone of Oro Community, Mr. Joseph Ademola Ibitoye commended the police for their efforts to rid the town of dubious people.

He pledged the cooperation of the community with law enforcement agencies.

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Why I Killed My 5-Year-Old Son, Turkish Footballer Confesses

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A Turkish football player in the northwestern province of Bursa has admitted to murdering his 5-year-old son, 11 days after officials ruled the toddler’s death was due to breathing difficulties without suspecting foul play.

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According to the local reports on Friday, former Süper Lig player Cevher Toktaş admitted his son to a local hospital on April 23 after he had a cough and a high fever.

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The doctors at the hospital promptly quarantined the boy and the father, as the 5-year-old showed hallmark symptoms of COVID-19.

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Sometime later in the same day, Toktaş summoned the doctors to the room and said the boy was having difficulty breathing.

The doctors rushed the boy to the intensive care unit, but he passed away less than two hours later.

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With breathing difficulties common in COVID-19 patients and not suspecting foul play, authorities ruled the boy’s death as a normal death initially.

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But 11 days after the incident, Toktaş went to a local police station to admit his crime.

In his statement to the police, Toktaş said he smothered his son with a pillow when they were alone in the room.

“I pressed a pillow on my son who was lying on his back. For 15 minutes, I pressed down on the pillow without lifting it up. My son was struggling during that time. After he stopped moving, I lifted the pillow. Then I yelled for doctors to help to draw any suspicions away from me,” his statement read.

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When asked reason why he murdered his son, Toktaş said he killed his son because he simply “didn’t love him.”

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