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Student commits suicide after losing iPhone

A university student, Archie Day, 20, hanged himself in his room just hours after ‘sobbing uncontrollably’ because he had lost his iPhone, during a night of drinking.

Day, 20,  who is a eenk video blogger and journalism student was so upset at the loss of the Apple iPhone after a night out in Manchester, reports Daily Mail.

The day after the drunken night,which happened in October 2018,  Day was found dead by a duty manager at Peel Park halls of residence at Salford University in Greater Manchester.

In a statement read at Bolton Coroner’s Court Archie’s flatmate Kane Markham said broadcast journalism student Mr Day had not shown signs he would take his own life after the night out at ‘Venue’ in Manchester.

He said, “I knew that he suffered from depression, but I didn’t realise how bad it was as he was so outgoing. His Instagram page said ‘Should have died already’ and he was into musicians who rapped about depression – but I think he got comfort from those artists.

“He was a loud and charismatic character and he always seemed to be a bit of a ringleader. That night he had least four drinks of Stella there and was also sipping out of other people’s drinks. He did seem to talk to anyone and at 2:30am he sent a message to our WhatsApp group asking where we were and, as a joke, we said that we went home.

“We booked a taxi and got in to leave and when we got to it, we noticed that Day wasn’t there. I tried to call Day but there was no answer but as we got back, we spoke to another student who was talking about Day and he said that he Day was in his room and he had been mugged. There was a security guard in the room with Archie and was sobbing uncontrollably.”

Mohammed Zafar, a security guard at Peel Park said he could hear Day crying from the other side of the door when he was called up.

The device was later located 220 miles away in Romford, Essex but was never recovered.

Zoo keeper killed while attempting to have sex with alligator

A zoo keeper was killed in the alligator enclosure of the Naples Zoo, while attempting to sexually assault a reptile.

The incident happened on Monday, Jan. 14.

WorldNewsDaily quoted Captain Henri White, spokesman of the Naples Police Department as saying the 24-year-old Jimmy Olsen was engaged in full sexual intercourse with one of the younger reptiles, when he was surprised by one of the larger animals which attacked from behind.

The young man was caught by the throat by the alligator which dragged him underwater and drowned him.

“Jimmy Olsen’s death took place around 6:00 AM this morning (Jan. 14) but his disappearance was noticed only an hour later by other employees.

“They finally discovered his dismembered body floating in the pool of the alligator enclosure around 8:30.

“The images captured by the security cameras show that Mr. Olsen had clearly placed himself in a very vulnerable position,” Captain White told reporters.

“He had his pants around his knees and was lying down on top of one of the animals, with his back to the others. The poor guy didn’t stand a chance! We can see him being dragged into the water, then he disappears from sight. He was probably dead within thirty seconds of the attack,” White said.

WorldNewsDaily reports that this is not the first time for a zoo worker to die while having sex with an animal.

In 2002, three employees of the Columbus zoo were condemned after it was revealed that the zookeepers allowed people into the zoo after business hours for the purpose of fornicating with the animals in exchange for money.

United Airlines fires pilots for engaging in cockpit sex mid-flight

United Airlines has fired two of its pilots after they allegedly engaged in sexual intercourse in midflight while the plane’s internal communication system was on.

Forty nine-year old Jordan McPhee and 38-year old Bayani Ceniza were operating a Boeing 747 carrying 412 passengers from Manilla to Los Angeles when the speakers in the plane’s passenger area started emitting strange noises.

71-year old Betty Garrison who was aboard with her husband, says that both flight attendants and passengers were shocked when the unidentifiable sounds turned into “a gay porn soundtrack”.

At first, we heard strange sounds and thought someone had entered the cockpit and was wrestling the pilots. But then it became clearer and we heard stuff like “fuck me harder Daddy” and other disgusting things.”

According to Ms. Garrison, flight attendants rapidly ran to the cockpit to warn the pilots, but the two ignored them and continued for several minutes before finally answering the door.

“We could clearly hear the poor girls yelling and banging the door and the two men complaining about it while they continued having sex”, she added.

Over 30 passengers filed complaints with United Airlines upon their arrival in Los Angeles and the company decided to act swiftly.

In a brief press conference held in Chicago, the airline has announced that it had launched an investigation on the event and that both Mr. Mcphee and Mr. Ceniza had been fired.

United Airlines executive vice-president James Garreth said the company will investigate the incident thoroughly and do everything it can to prevent such a thing from happening again.

Over 300 incidents of sexual nature involving airplane pilots are reported every year in North America according to the FAA.

A vast majority of these cases involve pilots engaging in sexual intercourse with flight attendants or passengers, and cases involving both pilot and co-pilot are extremely rare.

In 2013, four employees of American Airlines had been fired after engaging in group sex with 17 passengers.

Man kept wife locked in cellar for two years and charged men £4 to rape her

A husband has been dubbed the Polish Fritzl as he was jailed for 25 years for abusing his wife. Mariusz Sz kept her in a dark cellar where she was raped by him, his brothers and other men who he would charge £4 (N2,000).

She was forced to put a bag over her head and he made her eat sandwiches filled with semen.

Pic Shows: House and a cellar where the woman was imprisoned for 2 years, raped and tortured;

Pic Shows: House and a cellar where the woman was imprisoned for 2 years, raped and tortured; A husband has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for imprisoning his wife in a dark cellar where she was raped by him and his brothers as well as being forced to eat sandwiches of semen. The shocking incident took place in the small village of Parszczyce in Pomeranian Voivodeship, in northern Poland and the husband, Mariusz Sz., abused his wife between 2006 and 2010, two years of which she was kept locked in their cellar. The victim, who has not been named in reports, was beaten, starved and repeatedly raped by her husband - dubbed the Polish Fritzl in local media - and allegedly by his two brothers and a friend. In the initial sentencing in June 2017, judge Marta Urbanska emphasised that the victim "was imprisoned in a cold, dark cellar, in which she was deprived the possibility of taking care of her personal hygiene and the possibility of dealing with her physiological needs under dignified conditions". Urbanska added: "She was starved, forced to eat meals with her bound hands in a kneeling position. Meals were prepared in a manner that denied her dignity. The woman was forced to eat bread mixed with water and the semen of the accused." Mariusz Sz.???s two brothers Andrzej and Marian Sz. and their friend Tadeusz B. have now been charged with raping the victim whilst she was imprisoned and face a minimum of three years and a maximum of 15 years in prison if found guilty, according to Grazyna Wawryniuk, spokeswoman of the Gdansk prosecutor's office. All three have pleaded not guilty. Reports suggest Mariusz Sz. had "rented" his wife out for 20 PLN (4.20 GBP), putting a bag over her head and letting paying men rape her. It is not known how many men raped the victim in total and police are still investigating. The victim eventually managed to escape the cellar and call her mother as she was fearful for the safety of her two daughters, one of whom, four years old, h

The wife was also starved and made to eat her food on her knees with her hands tied behind her back.

She eventually managed to raise the alarm when she escaped from the cellar and called her mother, fearful for her two young daughters.

When she contacted police, they dismissed her allegations three times before they took action. At an earlier hearing a judge said she was not allowed to wash herself and was beaten by her husband.

Investigations are ongoing in the small northern Polish village of Parszczyce where she was held captive to find out how many other men may have raped her.

A court heard that she was abused over a four-year period, spending two of them locked in their cellar.

His brothers Andrzej and Marian Sz and their friend Tadeusz B have all been charged with rape and face up to 15 years in prison. They deny the charges

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Man dies during sex competition in Lagos hotel

Facts have emerged on how a middle aged man, simply known as Davy, died in a popular hotel in Lagos during a sex competition with a lady.

P.M.EXPRESS reports that the incident happened at the popular hotel located in Ikotun area of Lagos where the deceased took the lady identified as Loveth for the competitive romp.

It was gathered that the late Davy had argued with Loveth on who among the duo can last longer during a sex romp. Both claimed that they were stronger and refused to admit defeat.

During the argument, Davy staked N50,000 between him and Loveth on the condition that if Loveth will defeat him during the romp, she will take the money.

Loveth agreed knowing fully that such money was staked. She then got prepared, moved into the hotel and booked for a chalet.

It was gathered that while it lasted Davy went through to the sixth round but Loveth was unshaken till the seventh round when Davy collapsed and died on top of her.

She then raised alarm and contacted the hotel management who handed her over to the Ikotun Police Division while the corpse of the deceased was deposited at an undisclosed hospital for autopsy report.

However, Loveth was later transferred to the SCIID Panti Yaba, where she informed the police what transpired between her and late Davy.

It was gathered that the fate of Loveth will depend on the outcome of the autopsy report. From the report, it will be determined if she is culpable and may be charged to court.

Why I killed, slept with my mother’s corpse

An-18 year old boy, Samuel Akpobome Emobor, has confessed that he killed his mother and slept with her corpse for the purpose of money ritual.

Samuel who hails from Oghara in Delta State committed the act at their rented apartment in Ologbo community in Ikpoba-Okha local government area.

Speaking to newsmen when he was paraded at the Edo State Police Command, Samuel said he was pushed to commit the act by a ritualist who sells drugs in the community.

According to him, “I wanted to use my mother for ritual. I am 18 years old. My father is dead. It was one man called One Love that told me to use my mother for money ritual. He promised to give me N50,000 if I killed my mother and sleep with her. He said I should cut my mother’s ear and fingers and bring them to him.

“I wanted to cut the ears and fingers before the people came in. I slept with my mother only once. I pressed my mother’s neck to kill her while she was sleeping. The One Love sells drugs. He put something inside the drink he gave and he told me to go and kill my mother.

“The day I went to his house with policemen, the man has ran away. I hail from Oghara. I work in a pure water factory.

“I now feel very bad because I was beaten badly by people. I did what the ritualist told me.”

Police Commissioner, Babatunde Kokumo, said the suspect would soon be charged to court.

Canada struggling to meet demands for cannabis — weeks after legalising it

Most stores in Canada  are struggling to meet the demand for cannabis, two weeks after the Canadian government approved of it for recreational use.

Both physical and digital stores have reportedly not been able to meet the demand in many parts of the country.

“There is not enough legal marijuana to supply all of recreational demand in Canada,” the Guardian quoted Rosalie Wyonch, a policy analyst with the CD Howe Institute.

“The shortages are happening faster than I would have expected, but our research suggested quite strongly that there would be shortages in the first year of legalization.”

The shortage is traced to a mix of regulatory frameworks, retail chain distribution and logistical kinks – including rolling postal strikes across the country.

Most residents are made to get the products through a government-run website, and in the first day of legalisation, the Ontario cannabis store had processed 100,000 orders and had only been able to supply a few.

“The most frustrating part to me is that the government forced a monopoly on both the supply and delivery on cannabis products, then failed to deliver,” Curtis Baller, a university student, told the Guardian.

Over a thousand complaints had been made over the demand and supply since October 17, 2018 when it got legalised.

Wyonch, however, said the government is still licensing producers, and existing producers are expanding facilities.

“It takes a certain amount of time to grow, process and package, ship and get tested,” she said.

She added that it took Colorado three years to meet up with demand when it legalised recreational cannabis, noting that Canada should expect similar experiences.

If the shortage persists, there is fear that this might push many off the legal market, encouraging the black market.

“Now that we can’t supply them, they’re still going to find it,” Trevor Tobin, a retailer said. “There’s no shortage of weed in Labrador City. Just the legal stuff.”

In August, Omoyele Sowore, a presidential candidate in Nigeria, had promised to make the country a major exporter of the product if elected into office.

Makurdi varsity professor commits suicide

Prof. Frank Onyezili, a senior lecturer with the Biological Sciences Department of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State has committed suicide.

The deceased was found dead on Tuesday, October 23.
Mrs. Roseline Waku, the Director of Protocol and Information of the university, who confirmed the incident, said she was not aware why Onyezili killed himself.

“The only thing I can confirm is that the professor killed himself; I don’t know why he did it,” she said.
Waku hinted of reports that the deceased left a suicide note, but said that she was not privy to its contents.

A top official of the university said that the the professor drank some substance suspected to be poison, after leaving a suicide note.

The source, which craved anonymity, said that the university don’s action might not be unconnected with depression and loneliness that had been his lot since his wife and children relocated to a foreign country.

“I am not sure why he killed himself, but he was always complaining of loneliness; his wife and children live abroad and have not been in touch with him. He might have opted to end his frustration by killing himself,” the source said.
Contacted, Mr Moses Yamu, spokesman of the Police Command in Benue, said that he had not been briefed on the matter.

“I am yet to get details of the incident. That is all I can say for now,” he said.

I get more attention from my gay partner than his wife — Bobrisky

Nigerian cross-dresser and bleaching cream merchant, Idris Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky, has explained howhe enjoys more attention from his gay partner than his partner’s legally married wife.

Explaining how he has been able to steal attention from his partner’s wife, the controversial but much celebrated cosmetic entrepreneur, said whenever it is his turn to cook for him, he goes all out to make sure he cooks delicious meals his housewife never cooks for him at home.

“I left to Makoko market this morning to buy fresh fish to cook for my bae. He is coming back to Nigeria today. And moreover, it is my turn to cook for him this week. Anyway, I’m getting more attention lately than his first wife. The power of slaying”, he wrote on his Instagram page.

He added that for peace to reign, his partner acquired an apartment for him in one of the choice locations in Lekki, Lagos.

“Second wife like us na house for Lekki dey rush us because the man don’t want trouble so he has to buy you your own house”, he wrote. He advised second wives to device strategic means of getting whatever they want out of their husbands.

“Are you a second wife, you better use slay to kill him”, he concluded.

Male pastor, seven women arrested for praying naked

A group of worshipers, all said to be women, have been arrested by police in an unregistered church during what was said to be called a prayer session.
According to sources, the arrest took place at a private owned apartment in Rukiga, northern Uganda.
Aside from the pastor, all the worshipers who were women, were naked during the worship hours.
The apartment was said to have belonged to the pastor, Adah Kahababo, who led the full gospel ministration.
The police were tipped off by the husbands of these women who were angry that for almost a week their wives have been praying with Kahabab.
The District Commissioner, Emmy Ngabirano was surprised and wanted to know why those women have to be naked before they could pray with ‘Adah Kahababo’.
He said: “We respect the freedom of worship but people must follow the existing laws of operating a church and one of the requirements is to have it registered.
The arrested people were holding an illegal assembly in someone’s house, which they claimed to be their church where they have been praying while naked.
As the security team, we shall not allow such unlawful activities as they may lead to a cult like that of Joseph Kibwetere where hundreds of people were burnt to death in a church in Kanungu District in March 2000”.

Lawmaker loses $753,456, car, land in money-doubling scam

An unidentified Kenyan lawmaker has been revealed as one of the victims of a money-doubling scam, that was busted by police on Monday.

According to Musa Yego, the head of the police team that arrested the money-doubling syndicate, the Member of Parliament was among eight Kenyans, who were duped hundreds of millions.

The money-doubling syndicate was made up of two Mali nationals and one Kenyan. They were arrested with over one billion Kenyan Shillings ($754,167,000) fake currency on Monday.

The Member of Parliament is reported to have lost KSh 76 million ($753,456), a car and a parcel of land.

Sources privy to the investigations said the shocked MP told detectives that he still went ahead to sell a portion of his land in Karen and a vehicle even after losing the KSh 76 million. He claimed that he was bewitched into participating in the scam.

The three fraudsters reportedly convinced their victims to bring their money to the Brookside Drive apartment, where they were arrested in Nairobi for multiplication using supernatural powers.

They allegedly took the money from their victims and substituted it with fake currency.

US-based Nigerian parents arrested after son dies during fasting

Kehinde Omosebi and Titilayo, his wife, have been arrested by the Reedsburg police department in Wisconsin, US, following the death of their 15-year old son.

Ayanfe, their teenage son, was found dead in the family house and another child, an 11-year old was hospitalised following what the father described as a week-long religious fast.

According to Wisconsin State Journal, the 49-year old father had voluntarily gone to the Reedsburg police station on Sunday to report his son’s death.

Timothy Becker, Reedsburg police chief, said Ayanfe was found dead when officers arrived at the family’s residence.

The 11-year-old boy found at the family residence along with 48-year old Titilayo, the mother of the deceased, was also found to be “extremely emaciated.”

Becker said the father told police he was a minister affiliated with Cornerstone Reformation Ministries.

He said the family had started a religious fast on July 19 and the teenage boy died on August 31, exactly 44 days later.

Sonny Hyde, pastor of the Cornerstone Ministry Baptist Church in Reedsburg, said the family was not affiliated with his church, and he has not heard of Cornerstone Reformation Ministries in the community.

The 11-year old boy and his mother were taken to a hospital in the community but the mother refused treatment, citing religious reasons, and was taken to the Sauk County Jail.

Police said the parents would be remanded in custody on “possible charges of neglecting a child causing death and neglecting a child causing great bodily harm,” until they appear in the Sauk County Circuit Court.

The 11-year-old is said to be in protective custody receiving care at the Children’s Hospital in Madison, the capital city of Wisconsin.

The Reedsburg police chief said the parents are now eating while jailed in Baraboo, a city in Sauk County, Wisconsin.

Pastor impregnates priestess, promises marriage after streams of curses

A Ghanaian pastor, Nicholas Obeng Nyame, has found himself in trouble after he impregnated a traditional priestess and denied responsibility.

Nyame started dating the priestess after he offered her a lift some months back, reports Adomoline

The pastor subsequently started sneaking into the priestess’ house to get intimate with her. Their intimate times resulted in a pregnancy, which the pastor denied being responsible for but asked the priestess to abort the baby.

The priestess, however, refused to abort the baby. She went on to place a curse on the pastor for denying responsibility for the pregnancy.

Fearing for his life, Pastor Nyame informed the leadership of his church who later accompanied him to the priestess for an amicable resolution of the issue.

The move yielded some result as the priestess agreed to reverse the curse she had placed on the pastor but on two conditions.  She said Nyane must accept the pregnancy and promise to marry her after she had delivered her baby.

The pastor accepted the conditions.

Man kills two younger brothers in Asaba, Police nab another over attempt to kill mum

 

It was a tragedy in the Nwani family in Asaba, Delta State on Sunday night, as their son, Aniemeka Nwani, who is in his 30s, slaughtered his two younger brothers, Kingsley and Nwayo.

The Nwani family of Issele-Uku in Aniocha Local Government Area of the state is an independent marketer of petroleum products in the Delta State capital.

A family source on Monday that Aniemeka killed his brothers one of whom was an undergraduate with a machete.

The source, who pleaded anonymity, did not give details but said the three brothers and their widowed mother had had a family meeting before the ugly incident.

He said, however, that the suspect had been a patient at a psychiatric home in Uselu, Edo State.

He said the widow, a Permanent Secretary in the Delta civil service, had returned from Canada where the daughter lives two weeks ago, after a medical check-up.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Delta, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, confirmed the incident and described it as tragic.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Police Command, on Monday, confirmed the arrest of a 29-year-old ‘fraudster’ and cultist, Taiwo Akinola, who allegedly attempted to kill his mother, Mrs Alice Akinola, for money ritual purposes.
The command’s spokesman, CSP Chike Oti, confirmed the arrest in a statement.
He alleged that the suspect was arrested on Sunday at about 8.30 a.m., at No. 2, Raji Ajanaku St., Alaja Road, Ayobo, a suburb of Lagos.

Oti said the alleged incident happened in the flat where the suspect, his mother and his 14-year old nephew were living at the above mentioned address.
The statement said, “In a carefully thought out plan to kill his mother, Taiwo, said to be a staunch member of the notorious Aiye Confraternity, went to the victim’s provision store in front of their apartment.
“There, he told his mother to meet him inside the house for an important discussion.

“At the same time, he sent his nephew, Faruk, to go and buy him white handkerchief and a stick of cigarette.
“But as soon as his mother entered the house, the suspect attacked her, smashing a plank on her head with, pressing iron and a UPS charger to ensure she did not survive the ferocious attack.’’

The statement stated that, “When Faruk returned from the errand, he did not see his grandmother in the shop so he went into the house only to see the poor woman lying in a pool of blood.
“Shocked by what he saw, the small boy raised the alarm which attracted neighbours to the scene.
“They called the police from Ayobo Division who on arriving the scene promptly arrested the suspect.

“They also secured the scene for further investigation by the police forensic experts attached to the Homicide Section at the SCIID Panti, Yaba,” Oti said.
Oti added that the victim, whose life was hanging in the balance was quickly rushed to an undisclosed hospital for medical attention.

“Right now, the doctors are battling to revive Mrs  Akinola who at present is  unconscious.’’
Oti also said that the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, CP Imohimi Edgal, had paid the initial hospital bill which enabled the doctors to commence treatment on the victim.

Oti said that the suspect had allegedly confessed that he was asked to kill his mother and become stupendously wealthy.
He also said in the statement that police detectives found two calabashes in the suspect’s room.

He said that one of them contained a human skull and the other contained a mixture of dark concoctions.
Oti also said that the police also found a plank perforated with nails stained with blood and a blood-stained pressing iron in the suspect’s room.

He added that other exhibits recovered from the suspect’s room include: a white handkerchief with which the suspect wanted to scoop the victim’s blood and a bottle containing oil and labelled back-to-sender.
The command’s spokesman also quoted the CP as charging Lagosians to rise against all forms of crime and criminality.

He said that the command triumphed over the menace of the Badoo cult group with the help of public useful and timely information to the police.
The CP was quoted to have added that the time had come to root out street cult groups.

He said that complacency was not an option in the face of threat to peace and security posed by nefarious associations.

How woman’s sumptuous meal changed would be assassin’s mind

 

It is not uncommon to find the elderly persons being paraded for various crimes at the Lagos State Police Command headquarters, Ikeja.

But in this case, Mrs Gladys Osaigbovo-Omon (60), was not a guest at the command over any criminal matter. Her case could best be described as the proverbial cat with nine lives as she narrowly escaped being assassinated at her residence in Benin-City, the Edo State Capital, a fortnight ago.

Clad in a buba and wrapper and a pair of red slippers, she sat on a chair with both hands clasped together as she kept shaking her legs slowly. At a point, she glanced at the two suspected assassins close to her, shook her head in disbelief before lifting it up to the sky and muttered, Osalobua uwese( meaning ‘God, thank you’, in Benin dialect).

When approached, she was too stunned to narrate what brought her from Benin city. All she could mutter in pidgin English was that the stab of a loved one could be so painful when compared to that of a stranger.

As you read this piece, two suspected assassins hired to eliminate the sexagenarian have been arrested by the Police in Lagos while efforts were still on to arrest the alleged mastermind, an Europe Based Nigerian woman.

Surprisingly, the alleged mastermind turned out to be her younger sister while one of the suspected assassins was discovered to be her nephew.

Human trafficking goes awry

The crux of the matter was a case of human trafficking gone awry. Crime Guard gathered that 60-year-old Gladys, being the eldest of her siblings, assisted them in her own little way. One of her siblings, Augusta Osaigbovo, according to her, lived with her for 13 years until she left for Europe.

At a time, Gladys said she begged Augusta, to take one of her daughters, Mercy Omon, overseas, for better life, an offer that was granted. However, on arriving the United Kingdom, Mercy contacted her family back in Nigeria to inform them that her aunty, Augusta, was a leader of a prostitution ring and had recruited her into prostitution in London.

Strained relationship

But she claimed to have refused to bow to pressures from her aunty to go into prostitution, an action that led to a strained relationship between them. Along the line,

Crime Guard gathered that Mercy was arrested by Police authorities in the UK, for possessing fake documents which were allegedly facilitated by her aunty. She managed to wriggle her way out of trouble after disclosing that her aunty, Augusta, brought her to London with job promises, only to turn out to be something else.

Her confession led to Augusta’s subsequent arrest and was thereafter jailed.

Osaro and Lucky (Osaro Okonoboh ( l) and Luck Oboh 

Assassination move

According to the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, Imohimi Edgal, who paraded the suspected assassins,

“When Augusta Osaigbovo finished her jail term, she complained to her sister Gladys, that her daughter, Mercy, whom she brought from the village to help, had ruined her.

Believing that her sister was supporting her daughter, she decided to hire the services of assassins to eliminate Gladys

Betrayal

The first person allegedly contacted by Augusta, was her nephew, Osaro Okonoboh (44), whom the sexagenarian kept glancing at, in shock.

In an interview with Osaro, a commercial bus driver who resides in Lagos, he admitted to have been contacted by Augusta to snuff life out of his aunty, Gladys.

He said “ Aunty Gladys is my mother’s eldest sister. Aunty Augusta who stays abroad, my mother and aunty Gladys were born of the same mother. She (Augusta ) called me on phone that she would want me to help her kill aunty Gladys.

When I asked why, she said aunty Gladys was the one behind what Mercy did to her abroad. I told her I did not know of any assassin but that I would look for one.

“I contacted Lucky Oboh, who is also a driver, here in Lagos. He also said he would look for someone. He came back and said he had found someone,Igbinedion Ogbevon who demanded N1 million for the job.

When I called Augusta to inform her, I told her that the proposed assassin asked for N4.5 million”.

Journey to Benin City

Osaro then gave the job of eliminating Mrs Gladys Osaigbovo- Omon to Igbinedion Ogbevon and Lucky Oboh. But Ogbevon, who also hails from Edo state, insisted on visiting the target’s home,

in order to know where she lived and also to study the terrain. Crime Guard gathered that on July 17, 2018 Osaro, Gladys’ nephew took the suspected hired assassin, Ogbevon on a visit to Gladys’ home in Benin City.

An elated Gladys was said to have welcomed the visitors with a sumptuous meal and drinks, unaware that she was entertaining her assailants.

Miracle food

By the time her visitors announced their departure, she had brought another meal for them and insisted they must eat before hitting the road back to Lagos.

That singular display of kindness and generosity saved Gladys’ life as it endeared her supposed killer’s heart towards her.

In an interview with Crime Guard, Ogbevon, narrated how he changed his mind and turned around to spill the beans that led to the arrest of Osaro and Lucky.

He said: “On our way back after the visit, I asked Osaro why he wanted his aunty killed.  He said that was what he was contracted to do. But in my mind I decided I was not going to do it because of the woman’s kindness, although I didn’t tell Osaro I was opting out.

You needed to have seen the way the woman welcomed us and took pains to prepare food for us as if she had been expecting us. I was really overfed. When I got home, I was troubled and had to open up to my uncle, who advised that I should first go back to the woman and tell her of the plan to kill her and thereafter report to the police.

I then went with my uncle to visit mummy ( Gladys) to tell her about the plan by Augusta and Osaro to eliminate her. From there, we informed the Police who advised I played along, until I was given part payment of N490,000. I had to play along so that they would not contact another person”.

At this point, the sexagenarian exclaimed, ‘Osalobua’! ( My God!).

Speaking in Pidgin English, she said “when they told me, I could not believe that my own family members would want me dead. Mrs Gladys Osaigbovo-Omo ‘I don’t know why my sister, who stayed with me for 13 years wanted to do this to me. Had she succeeded nobody would have attributed it to her. Perhaps, she would have attended my burial. But I thank God, she did not succeed. I thank the Police and every other person that God used to spare my life. My thanks also go to our father, the Oba of Benin who placed a curse on anyone who is tarnishing the image of the ancient city outside the country”.

Ondo ‘kidnapper’ who took tramadol still sleeping — six days after arrest

The police say a suspected kidnapper whose identity is not known has been sleeping six days after he was arrested.

The suspect was arrested on Sunday after he and his gang allegedly attempted to abduct the owner of a pharmaceutical shop in Owo, Ondo state.

He was said to have passed out while he was on the operation.

Femi Joseph, spokesman of the Ondo state police command, said the police have not been able to get any meaningful statement from him.

Joseph said it had been confirmed by a doctor that he took overdose of the drug.

He added that a 400mg tablet of Tramadol was recovered from the pocket of the sleeping suspect after his arrest.

“As of today, the suspect had yet to wake up. Maybe he took too much of the drug, that is why he is still sleeping. We have tried all we could to make him regain his consciousness to no avail,” he said.

“However, we are still watching him to find out if he is pretending. We are with him and he would face the music no matter how long he is unconscious.

“He has been at the hospital where the doctor is administering drips on him. What he does is to wake up, bark like a dog and sleep back again.

“Other than that, he has not been able to do anything. He has not given us any statement.”

Politician dismantles boreholes after losing election, asks residents to look elsewhere for water

 

Patrick Okumu-Ringa, a Ugandan politician, has reacted angrily to a defeat in a recent parliamentary by-election.

Okumu-Ringa, who lost in the recently concluded Nebbi municipality parliamentary poll, decided to dismantle all the boreholes he had sunk in the area.

The boreholes have been supplying water to the residents, free of charge, for the past two decades.

Confirming the dismantling, the lawmaker accused his constituents of not appreciating his efforts to empower them.

He said the residents abused his generosity by not supporting his parliamentary bid, adding that he had no regrets over his actions.

He, however, indicated his willingness to reconcile with residents and assemble the boreholes at an “appropriate time”.

“I am hurt, but I will reconcile with residents and assemble the boreholes,” he said.

“For now, let them look for water elsewhere. Our people are not appreciative; all I wanted from them was votes. I have educated so many children, but all they tell me is that I have done nothing.”

Asked if his action would not be considered offensive by the government, he said: “I don’t think the government should be offended. I used my money to sink the boreholes, and in any case, even National Water and Sewerage Corporation doesn’t supply free water.”

The process of dismantling the boreholes started on Monday and was concluded on Wednesday, three days after the election results were announced.

Okumu-Ringa is said to own huge chunks of land in the municipality and had drilled 10 boreholes in different wards which had been supplying water to area residents for free.

However, things changed after his bid to make a comeback to parliament was nipped in the bud on successive occasions.

He initially lost during the ruling party NRM’s nominations but opted to run as an independent candidate, claiming President Yoweri Museveni’s party had rigged him out.

But again, he lost in the main elections, coming a distant third by securing 1,270 votes out of the 9,940 votes cast.

Man commits suicide after lover refuses to elope with him

A Zimbabwean man, Shupikai Chikuvira, 29, committed suicide after his girlfriend refused to run away with him.

Chikuvira’s body was discovered hanging near a footpath in Mutawatawa, Zimbabwe by villagers, who called the police to the scene, reports Bulawayo 24.

Mashonaland East acting provincial police spokesperson, Inspector Tendai Mwanza, confirmed the incident on Tuesday. He said, “We are investigating the case of a man who hanged himself in Mutawatawa on August 4 after he allegedly had a misunderstanding with his lover. We urge people to exercise restraint and solve their misunderstandings amicably. It is, therefore, regrettable that a life was lost,” he said.

According to the police, Chikuvira visited his girlfriend, who was panning for gold along Mazowe River on August 4, and proposed that she elopes with him.

She, however, turned down the proposal, saying her parents had not approved of their relationship.

In a fit of rage, Chikuvira left the scene threatening to commit suicide and was later found hanging from a tree along a pathway leading to Chitsungo business centre.

Kidnapper sleeps off in victim’s house after taking tramadol

A suspected kidnapper, who wanted to kidnap a pharmacy owner, slept off as a result of tramadol he took before the operation.

The Ondo State Police Command said the incident took place in Owo town, Ondo State, on Sunday, adding that as of Monday, the suspect was still sleeping due to the effect of the drug.

Parading the unconscious suspect at the command headquarters in Akure, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Femi Joseph, explained that the suspect and his gang members had invaded a pharmacy in Owo to kidnap the owner.

Joseph said the three-man gang stormed the store with a gun, but the victim raised the alarm and escaped through the back door.

The PPRO said, “After failing to abduct their target, the hoodlums fled, but one of them stumbled because he was not active again due to the effect of the tramadol he had taken.

“The suspect has been sleeping for more than 24 hours after his arrest while a 400mg tablet of tramadol was found in his pocket. “

The police spokesman said the suspect would be charged to court after regaining consciousness.

Politician sentenced for demanding sex from taxi driver

A Zimbabwean politician, Onai Mupondiwa, 37, has been sentenced to 210 hours of community service for allegedly stripping naked and begging a cab driver, Lloyd Gumbo, for sex.

The incident involving Mupondiwa, who is a married local politician reportedly happened on the 7th of July while she was coming back from a political meeting at around 10pm, reports iHarare.

Mupondiwa who looked stranded at Mzansi Night Club hailed Gumbo to drive her to Railway Block for a fee of $5, however, while on the way, Mupondiwa asked Gumbo to stop the vehicle so she could ease herself, taking all her clothes off in the process.

She then reportedly got back in the car naked and started to caress Gumbo and further took his hand to touch her privates while kissing him.

Mupondiwa went on to insist on having sex with the driver without a condom but Gumbo pleaded that she should let him buy some. Rather than drive to the store, he drove into a police station and that was where the politician was arrested.

She is to serve out her community service at a local police station.