Okorocha Invited For Questioning Over Imo Hotel – Police
The Imo State Police Command says ex-governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, has been invited for questioning by the Commissioner of Police, Nasiru Mohammed.
Speaking to newsmen on Sunday, the spokesman of the State Police Command, Orlando Ikeokwu, said the invitation followed Okorocha’s alleged involvement and forceful entry into a property that was confiscated by the state government a few days ago.
According to him, the command received a distress call that there were commotion and violence at Royal spring palm hotel located at Akachi road in Owerri, allegedly linked to Okorocha’s wife, Nkechi. #
Abducted Kagara students still in bandit’s custody, says Niger Gov.
The Niger State Governor, Sani Bello said the victims abducted at Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State, have not been released.
Governor Bello who made the clarification during a press conference in Minna, the state capital, on Sunday night, said efforts were being made to rescue them unhurt.
A total of 27 students, 12 staff members, and nine of their relatives werewhisked away after gunmen in military uniform raided hostels and the school’s staff quarters.
President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered security agencies to secure their release immediately but the victims have been in captivity four days after. #
Bandits kill two, kidnap infants, burn church in Kaduna
Bandits burnt the building of the Holy Family Catholic Church and two houses in Kikwari village, Kajuru local government area.
Another gang of bandits also on Saturday night invaded Baka village in Igabi local government area and killed two persons.
Kaduna Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan confirmed the development in separate statements on Sunday.
The Commissioner also confirmed some bandits also kidnapped nine persons in Sabon Birni area.
On the Igabi killing, Arwuan said the bandits attacked the family residence of the late Dan’azumi Musa who was killed alongside his son, by bandits a week earlier. #
NDLEA confiscates over N17m worth of illicit drugs
The Rivers State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has confiscated over N17 million Naira worth of cannabis compressed into 23 bags weighing 621kg each in Port Harcourt metropolis.
The NDLEA State Commander, Rachael Shelleng, disclosed this while parading the seizures at the Rivers command in Port Harcourt on Sunday.
She said that 0.029kg of cocaine, 0.006kg of heroin, and 0.048kg of methamphetamine were also confiscated.
The Commander explained that three male suspects have been apprehended in connection with the seizure and have been transferred to the Command Headquarters for further investigation. #
NPFL 21: Abia Warriors Thrash Warri Wolves, Heartland Hold Sunshine Stars In Akure
Abia Warriors gave Warri Wolves some good spanking on matchday 11 of the Nigeria Professional Football League to record their third win of the season.
The match played at the Okigwe Township Stadium ended 4-1 in favour of the Warriors who are gradually finding their rhythm after a bad start to the campaign.
In Akure, Sadeeq Yusuf scored his eighth goal of the season to rescue a point for Sunshine in their tie against Heartland of Owerri.
In Nnewi, FC Ifeanyi Ubah added hope to their campaign with a 3-0 win over Katsina United while MFM FC also bounced back with a 2-0 victory over Adamawa United in Lagos.
Lobi Stars also returned to winning ways with a 1-0 victory over Kano Pillars in Makurdi.
Rangers International Football Club climbed to 4th on the log after a hard-fought 1-0 win over the in-form Kwara United.
At the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna, Faisal Ahmed’s goal ensured Jigawa Golden Stars beat Nasarawa United 1-0 to record their fifth win of the season. #
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