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Imo Police Arrest Attackers Of Gov. Convoy

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The Imo state police command arrested fifteen persons with some arms,  who claimed they are a staff of Imo State Oil Producing Area Development Commission(ISOPADEC), on Monday  17th of August 2020, around Concorde area of New Owerri Imo state, for unlawful assembly, unlawful possession of gun, dangerous weapons and conduct likely to cause a breach of the peace.

This piece of information was contained in a press release signed by the state commissioner of police,  Cp Isaac Akinmoyede, through the office of the command’s  Police Public Relations Officer, Sp Ikeokwu Godson Orlando.

According to Cp Akinmoyede, on the 17th of August 2020, at about 1130hrs, a group of persons who claim to be a staff of ISOPADEC ambushed the convoy of the Executive Governor of Imo State, His Excellency Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodinma.

He further disclosed that the Governor was on his way to Obinze for an official assignment when the group who also claimed to be owed three (3) months salary, attacked the vehicles in the convoy with a locally made pistol and machetes around Concord area of New Owerri. In the process, windscreens of some of the vehicles in the convoy were smashed and the vehicles damaged.

Pointing out that, the Patrol teams in Owerri Metropolis were mobilized to the scene and fifteen (15) persons were arrested with one locally made pistol, two machetes, one masquerade facemask, a chain, and a padlock. Adding that, the Governor’s security aides exercised a lot of restraint to avert bloodshed in the situation.

According to the Cp, the arrested suspects have been handed over to state CID for discreet investigation.

He, therefore, advised that members of the public should not take laws into their hands. Even as he enjoined them to report any genuine grievances to the Police, rather than resort to self-help, as the Police will not tolerate any form of lawlessness within the state.

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Trump Vacates White House

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Outgoing President of the United States of America, Donald Trump has left the Presidential House, The White House, today, January 20, 2021.

Trump took off from the lawn of the White House accompanied by his wife Melania.

The helicopter which carried the recent ex-president took him around the surroundings of the White House to give him a final view before its arrival at Joint Base Andrews.

The event occurred ahead of the swearing in of incoming President Joe Biden and incoming Vice President Kamala Harris.

Also Read: American Rappers, Lil Wayne and Kodak Black, Receives Pardon from Trump.

Biden who took the lead against Trump at the US Presidential election of November 3, 2020, will be sworn-in today at 17:00 GMT.

Trump will not grace the occasion as he has continually maintained his claim that the election was stolen from him.

The inauguration will, nonetheless, be graced by the outgoing Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell and other GOP leaders.

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FCMB demotes Adam Nuru, appoints Yemisi Edun as acting Managing Director

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The First City Monument Bank (FCMB) has announced the appointment of Yemisi Edun as its acting managing director.

Edun takes over the running of the bank from the Managing Director, Adam Nuru, who on Tuesday, January 5, proceeded on leave amid allegations of marital infidelity involving him and former staff of the bank, Moyo Thomas. There are allegations that Moyo’s estranged husband, Tunde Thomas, 45, died on December 16, 2020, from a heart attack after battling with depression upon discovering that the two children from their marriage were allegedly fathered by Mr Nuru.

A statement from the bank announcing Edun’s appointment reads in part

“In line with normal corporate practice, Mrs Yemisi Edun is acting as the managing director of FCMB in the interim period while Mr Adam Nuru is on leave, and the Board conducts its review of the allegations.

She has not been appointed as the substantive Managing Director. As and when the Board completes its review of the allegations, we will provide an update.”

Edun has hitherto been the bank’s executive director, finance.

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Teacher fakes her own kidnap in Kwara to extort N250, 000 from her father

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The police in Kwara state have arrested a 24-year-old teacher, Medinat Ibrahim,  for allegedly faking her own kidnap just to extort N250, 000 from her father.

Medinat, who was paraded alongside two other suspects identified as Amudalat Wahab (30) and Hammed Lekan (28) said she committed the crime to raise money to settle a debt which accrued from the monthly contribution at the private school where she serves as a teacher.

She alleged she was maltreated by her stepmother who also caused friction between her and her father, adding that she decided to fake her own kidnap to get money to offset debts she incurred during COVID-19 lockdown.

I teach in a private school where I was paid N15,000. We organised monthly contribution which I collected and invested in a business, but when COVID-19 broke out, our salary was stopped, I could no longer continue with the contribution.

“Those who were in the group continued to mount pressure on me to pay up my own contribution and there is nowhere that I could get the money. So I decided to go and hide in my sister’s place and I told someone to call my father on phone that I was kidnapped and demanded a ransom of N250,000 which was paid to my friend’s account.” she said

Parading her before newsmen, the state Commissioner of Police, Muhammed Bagega, said Medinat conspired with her elder sister, Amudalat Wahab, and one Hammed Lekan to arrange her kindap and they have both been arrested as well.

The CP said a bank account, belonging to one Hammed Lekan, was used to cash the N250,000.

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