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Saturday, 15 May 2021

Gimba Kumo Declared Wanted For Alleged $65m Fraud No Longer My Son-in-Law...Buhari

Gimba Kumo Declared Wanted For Alleged $65m Fraud No Longer My Son-in-Law...Buhari

 The Presidency has said that a former managing director of Federal Mortgage Bank Gimba Kumo declared wanted for alleged $65 million fraud is no longer a son-in-law to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Kumo had married Buhari’s daughter Fatima in October 2016 in Daura, Katsina State.

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission declared him wanted alongside Tarry Rufus and Bola Ogunsola over alleged misappropriation and dispersion of national housing fund.

The notice published on the ICPC website was signed by the commission’s spokesperson Azuka Ogugua.

Kumo’s tenure at FMBN was characterised by allegations of corruption.

In April, the senate committee on public accounts summoned him to explain the alleged irregular award of N3bn contract when he was still at the bank.

But presidential spokesman Garba Shehu in a statement on Friday said the fugitive’s relationship with the president’s daughter ended years ago.

Mr Shehu also argued that the move to arrest Kumo was an affirmation that “our anti-corruption agencies/institutions are truly independent and allowed unfettered freedom by the President.”

“That a state institution can issue such is a measure of the administration’s commitment to accountability, equality and justice,” the statement said.

“To set the records straight, the person declared wanted by the ICPC is not an in-law to President Buhari.

“While at some point in time, the said fugitive from justice had been linked to a family member in marriage, that relationship has ended some years ago.

“It is therefore unfortunate to bring the President’s family into this case. It is in our view, an attempt to generate views and sell copies of sensational reporting.

I Have Raped Five Girls Before Killing Ini Umoren...Suspect

I Have Raped Five Girls Before Killing Ini Umoren...Suspect

Uduak and father during parade yesterday 

Uduak Akpan, the murder suspect, who allegedly raped and killed job seeker, Miss Iniubong Umoren, has said he raped six girls but only Iniubong died from the attack.

He disclosed this while speaking to newsmen on Friday in Uyo when he was paraded alongside his father, by the Akwa Ibom State Police Command.

His father, Frank Akpan, denied knowledge of the criminal activities of his son, saying he did not know his son was a rapist and did not stay in the village to know what his son was doing in their family compound.
‘Suspect alive’
The Police Commissioner in the state, Amiengheme Andrew, said the parade was necessary to dispel rumours that the suspect had committed suicide while in custody.

The Police Commissioner, who stated that investigation into the case was still ongoing and will be followed till the conclusion, assured that justice will be served.

He accused the social media of circulating false and fabricated stories surrounding the death of the deceased.

“It has become expedient and necessary for us to have this press conference because of the recent happenings and what we are seeing in the media.

“For the past three days, there has been the rumour going around that the prime suspect, Uduak Frank Akpan, in the murder of Iniubong Umoren, that he has committed suicide in the police cell. They even gave details that he used his trousers to kill himself.

“I don’t know anywhere in the world where suspects are put in the cell with trousers, that he committed suicide using trouser to hang himself.
“I have been inundated with several calls from all over the world as if the police tried to bungle a case of murder and that is why we have decided to call this press conference so we can see him.

“The person who is said to be dead is sitting down here. He is very much alive, hale and hearty,” he stated.
‘No graves’

The Police Commissioner denied the existence of other shallow graves in the compound where the buried body of Iniubong was found, saying no bones were found there.

He added that the facility where the suspect was arrested has no place to keep body parts.

He said since an investigation into the case was ongoing, the police were yet to find out if the suspect was part of a body harvesting organisation.

He appealed to members of the public to furnish the police with any information regarding the case instead of circulating false and unverified information on social media

Five Notorious Bandits Arrested In Zamfara

Five Notorious Bandits Arrested In Zamfara

 The Zamfara State Police Command arrested five notorious bandit leaders at various locations in the state this week.

Among them is a Nigerien, who specializes in supplying sophisticated guns and ammunition to bandits. One of them, while being paraded, demonstrated how he hides his gun in his motorcycle to avoid being arrested by security operatives.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Mohammed Shehu, said the police recovered four AK-47 rifles and 960 rounds of live ammunition.

He said the suspects, who specialize in high profile crimes ranging from banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling, armed robbery and homicide, have confessed to their crimes.

“The group that kidnapped the younger brother of Dr. Dauda Lawal confessed that they collected N20 million ransom while the abductors of Engineer Yahaya Maradun’s daughter said they collected N10 million.

“One of them confessed that they used to share between two, three, four to six hundred thousand naira depending on the number that engaged in the operation,” he said.

Friday, 14 May 2021

Sanwo-Olu Has Completed More Than 1097 School Projects In Lagos..Gbenga Omotoso

Sanwo-Olu Has Completed More Than 1097 School Projects In Lagos..Gbenga Omotoso

The Lagos State Government has completed more than 1,097 school projects covering 970 schools across the State, just as it has also ensured the upgrade and rehabilitation of 322 dilapidated public schools and the furnishing of Primary Schools with 87,000 dual composite unit of chairs and desks in two years.

The State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, disclosed this while representing the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at the commissioning of the completed school infrastructure projects at Ogudu Junior Grammar School, Ogudu on Friday.

According to him, the project being commissioned is inline with the “Education and Technology” pillar of the present administration’s T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda, saying that “If we must actualise our Greater Lagos vision, quality education must remain one of our most solid building blocks”.

While commenting on the vital role of education in the growth and development of a megacity like Lagos, Mr. Omotoso stated that it has become imperative for the government to ensure that the children have access to quality education and an enabling environment for excellent learning.

His words: “In order to accelerate our children's access to world-class pedagogical learning, we have aggressively embarked on the provision of blocks of classrooms, administrative offices, school furniture, laboratories, modern toilet facilities and security across the six Education Districts and Local Government Councils. Therefore, our children have access to quality education irrespective of their location”.

The Commissioner averred that the Lagos State Government was convinced that teaching and learning could only take place effectively in an atmosphere that is conducive to learning, hence the government’s commitment to the provision of new infrastructure and the rehabilitation of existing ones.

“I am glad to note that our investment in the education sector has been yielding positive results. Our students’ performance has improved tremendously in examinations, national and international competitions. They have also improved in morals, etiquette and confidence in public speaking”, he said.

Omotoso further noted that other gains of the investment in the education sector by the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu led administration include the Lagos State team emergence as winners at the 2021 National Junior Engineers, Technicians and Scientist (JETS) competition, which took place at the National Mathematical Centre, Kwali between February 21 and 27, 2021.

The Commissioner, therefore, urged community leaders, school administrators, staff and students of Ogudu Junior Grammar School to take ownership of the project and ensure that miscreants do not destroy or cart away the property of the school.

In her welcome address, the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, represented by Mrs. Oluranti Olagbaju, stated that the school infrastructure projects were evenly distributed across the Local Government and Local Council Development Areas.

“There is hardly any school in the State that was not touched by either a new school building, new classroom block, hostels, security structures, school fence, toilets, furniture and boreholes among others”, she said.

The vision for the actualisation of the education sector was made possible through the effective collaboration of the Lagos State Ministry of Education, Lagos State Universal Basic Education (LASUBEB), the Special Committee on Rehabilitation of Public Schools (SCRPS), and the Lagos State Infrastructure and Assets Management Agency (LASIAMA).

We Had Mutual Sex Before I Killed Iniubong Umoren...Suspect

We Had Mutual Sex Before I Killed Iniubong Umoren...Suspect

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has paraded Uduak Frank Akpan, the suspect in the death of a job seeker, Inibong Umoren.

Uduak, according to the state Police Commissioner, Andrew Amiengheme, was paraded today to dispel the rumour that he committed suicide in police custody.

The 26-year-old, who graduated from the Department of Philosophy, University of Uyo, with a CGPA of 4.12, was raped and brutally killed after Akpan allegedly lured her on social media with a fake job interview.

The remains of Ini was interred on Friday at her compound in Nung Ita village in Orok Anam Local Government Area in Akwa Ibom state.

While fielding questions from journalists, the suspect revealed that he invited Umoren over for a fake job and then demanded to have sex with her.

According to him, she agreed to his demand but became furious which made her hit him on the head with a stabiliser, which he in turn used on her before she died.

Uduak said, “I asked her whether she can work on a farm as a secretary, she said she can and that she’s ready to do the job. So, when she came, I revealed to her that this farm doesn’t exist and that it was just a hoax.

“I told her that before she leaves that I’ll like to have sex with her, and she agreed. But she gave a condition that I should use a condom, which I did. When I removed the condom, she became furious, so she took the nearby stabiliser to hit me on my head. Then she bit my left ring finger.”

He continued, “In a bid to stop her, I used the stabiliser to hit her and she fell and started bleeding, thereafter she died.”

When asked to state the number of people he has killed, Uduak said Umoren is the only one but about six other women have fallen victim to his antics.

Meanwhile, Umoren has been laid to rest today in Akwa Ibom amid tears and wailing from family members and friends