CRIME

OMG! Thief Electrocuted While Stealing Cables From Transformer In Delta [PHOTOS]

DELTA – A cable thief lost his life in Delta while trying to steal cables from a transformer. According to the report, he was electrocuted while trying to steal cables in the night. The incident happened in Ogharefe, Oghara, Delta. See More Photos Below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG:     [Read]

Court Freezes $.6m, N248.3m In Ex-Zamfara Gov, Yari’s Accounts

ABUJA – The Independent Corrupt Practices and Related Offences Commission (ICPC) yesterday said a Federal High Court in Abuja had granted it permission to freeze various sums of money in bank accounts traced to a former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari. A statement from ICPC spokesperson, Mrs. Rasheedat Okoduwa, said Justice Taiwo Taiwo gave the permission yesterday when he ruled on an ex-parte motion filed by the ICPC ordering that the accounts containing $669, 248.89 and N24.3 million domiciled with Polaris and Zenith banks respectively, be frozen. She said the sums were funds allegedly stashed in the personal accounts of the former governor and companies belonging to him, which [Read]

Drama in Airport As DSS Officers Whisk Away El-Zakzaky On Return To Abuja

ABUJA – Shiites leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, was on Friday wisked away through the “back-door” on arrival to the country. He arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at 11:40am. but operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) tricked journalists and some of his supporters by positioning them at the arrival lounge, while taking him through an alternative route out of the airport. El-Zakzaky returned to the country without getting medical attention in India. [Read]

SPORTS: FIFA Bans Samson Siasia For Life Over Match-Fixing, Bribery

Former Nigeria national team coach Samson Siasia has been banned from the game for life following a match-fixing probe by world governing body FIFA. FIFA said in a statement on Friday that the adjudicatory chamber of their independent Ethics Committee found that Siasia was “guilty of having accepted that he would receive bribes in relation to the manipulation of matches in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics.” The 51-year-old Siasia played 51 times as a striker for the Nigerian national team and later coached various national youth sides before a spell as senior coach in 2016. The case is the latest to emerge from FIFA’s long-running investigation into the [Read]

Head teacher allegedly rapes 6-year-old pupil

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has arrested a 30-year-old head teacher of a private school in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) for allegedly raping a 6-year-old pupil of his school. The suspect identified as Shedrach Nwekeagu, allegedly started off by inserting a finger into the minor and raping her a week after the first assault. He was however arrested after the victim’s father noticed blood stains on her underwear following a stomach ache complaint. Stella Nezan, the head of Press and Public Relations Unit of NAPTIP confirmed the arrest of the headteacher in a statement. The statement read “Operatives of [Read]

Mob beats Evangelist for stealing new phones after preaching at a shop in Ibadan

IBADAN – A 49-year-old self-acclaimed Evangelist, Mr Akinjide Durojaiye got beating of his life after he allegedly stole two new mobile phones from a shop he preached at in Ibadan, Oyo state capital. Durojaye, who is an Evangelist at Dominion Assembly in Ilare-Ijesa area of Osun state, claimed the “spirit” directed him to preach to the people at a phone shop in Femi Johnson Building located at Dugbe area of Ibadan. He however left the shop with two phones valued at N70,000, hid in a shop within the complex when chased but eventually got busted by an attendant at the shop. The phones were retrieved from him by the mob [Read]

Fake Corps members jump-over fences during screening

ABUJA – Director General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has revealed how some fake corps members jumped through the fence when they discovered that they were about to be exposed during screening at the recent orientation exercise. Ibrahim addressing media personnel, including editors, bureau chiefs of several media organisations at a parley in Abuja, Thursday, on steps taken to address the issue of enrolment of unqualified persons for mobilization by some corps producing institutions said the scheme under his watch will never mobilise unqualified Nigerians. He said though, NYSC is not an educational regulating body but the Act empowers it not to mobilise unqualified Nigerians. According [Read]

15-year-old boy stages own kidnap, demands N.5m ramson

JOS – A 15-year-old boy has allegedly staged his own kidnap and demanded for the sum of N500,000 as ransom, NEWS FLAKES NG authoritatively gather.  The minor, who was paraded in Jos on Thursday, told newsmen that he initiated the plan with his friends in order to enable him buy clothes and celebrate his graduation. “I was the one who initiated the plan and not my friends. I wanted my father to give me money for clothes and to also celebrate my graduation,” he said. Briefing newsmen on the arrest of the minor, the Commissioner of Police, Plateau command, Isaac Akinmoyede, said that five persons were arrested in a case [Read]

Lagos Businessman Defrauds Girlfriend Of N4.5m, Aborts Her 5 Months Pregnancy

LAGOS – A businessman in Lagos has gotten himself into serious trouble after he allegedly defrauded his girlfriend and aborted her pregnancy. An Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Thursday remanded a businessman, Obinna Amaefula, who allegedly defrauded his girlfriend of N4.5 million and aborted her five months pregnancy, Punch Metro reports. Magistrate Ejiro Kubeinje remanded Amaefula, who pleaded not guilty to a four-count charge bordering on obtaining money under false pretenses, stealing and assault. According to the prosecutor, Insp. Lucky Ihiehie, the defendant committed the fraud on May 20 at Atunrase Estate, Gbagada, Lagos. “The defendant collected the sum of N4, 550, 000 from his girlfriend and the complainant, [Read]

Man hospitalized after wife bites off lower lip

A 35-year-old man is recuperating at the Narok County Hospital after his wife reportedly bit off his lower lip. Benson Onsongo told journalists from his hospital bed that they had argued that morning after she accused him of refusing to give her fare to travel up-country. It happened at their rental house in Talek trading centre in Narok West sub-county on Monday night. Narrating the sequence of events on that day, Onsongo said he was at work when some neighbours informed him that his wife had attempted suicide. She had jumped into a nearby river. “I rushed to the place and found that she had been rescued. I asked her [Read]

[PHOTOS] Mass Protests As Five men gang-rape 19-year-old pregnant woman

INDIA – A pregnant teenager suffered a miscarriage after she was ganged raped in Banswara, western India. The woman, 19, from India’s lowest caste, was eight-weeks pregnant when five men attacked her and her boyfriend with swords and iron rods. According to Metro.co.uk, her boyfriend died by suicide following the attack. The couple were travelling from Banswara town to a nearby village on a bike around 10pm on July 13 when three men stopped them and attacked the boyfriend, before stealing his phone and forcing him to leave. Unable to save his girlfriend, he returned to his village and was later found hanging from a tree. Parbati Lal, the Banswara [Read]

Father, 52, defiles, impregnates 18-year-old daughter

OGUN – A 52-year-old father, Emmanuel Ikhine is in police net for forcefully having carnal knowledge of his 18-year-old daughter, as well as impregnating her, in Sango-Ota area of Ogun state.  Ikhine, who had separated from his wife and mother of the survivor for years, had turned to his daughter to enjoy sexual satisfaction. To cover up the illicit act, the suspect would always take advantage of the survivor whenever his two sons and brothers of the survivor were not home. He would threatened to harm her if she opened up to anyone on the act. It was gathered that the suspect had been abusing the survivor for over two [Read]

BREAKING: Unknown Gunmen Kill Head Hunter, Son in Kogi

KOGI – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the chairman of Bunu Hunters in Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State, Caleb Oshe and his son have been killed.  Oshe and his son, Sunday, were reportedly killed by gunmen in the early hours of Tuesday. The state government has condemned the killing, saying those behind it will be apprehended and made to face the law. In a statement through the Director General of Media and Publicity to the Governor, Kingsley Fanwo, Governor Yahaya Bello described the killings as unacceptable. He called for restraint, saying that “security agencies have been deployed to ensure the arrest [Read]

Gunmen Kidnap College Of Education Provost In Benue

BENUE – The Benue Police Command said on Monday that gunmen have kidnapped the Provost, College of Education, Katsina Ala, Mr Tsavwua Gborigyo. The State Police Public Relations Office, DSP Catherine Anene, told NAN in Makurdi that the provost was abducted during the weekend. Anene disclosed that the provost was kidnapped at Ihugh in Vandiekya on his way back from a burial. She said no contact had been established yet with the kidnappers and appealed to the public to assist with any information that would lead to the rescue of the provost. [Read]

Security man tied, two female students injured as armed robbers attack another UI hostel again

Barely four weeks after the Obafemi Awolowo female hostel in University of Ibadan was invaded, robbers again attacked Abdulsalam Abubakar Hall of the university in the early hours of Sunday and injured two students. Robbers had attacked Obafemi Awolowo hall on July 11, 2019 and injured female students. It was gathered that the robbers who attacked only the female wing of the Hall reportedly tied security man on duty to have their way. Two male students who tried to obstruct their sinister mission received machete cuts and have been treated at the University Health centre. The thieves made away with phones and other valuables. Speaking on the incident, Chairman Council [Read]