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How DCP Abba Kyari Bribed Me To Implicate Saraki In Offa Robbery – Suspect

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A suspect in the celebrated Offa robbery case, in Kwara State, Ayoade Akinrinbosun, on Wednesday revealed that former Commander, IRT Squad, DCP Abba Kyari, offered him N10m to implicate former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki in the robbery case.

The suspect, who appeared before the trial judge, Justice Alimat Salman, of the Kwara state High Court sitting in Ilorin, also revealed that the suspected prime mastermind of the robbery incident, Michael Adikwe, was allegedly shot dead in his presence at the Abuja Abbatoir police command.

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He claimed that the incident forced him to agree to implicate Bukola Saraki in a prepared statement before the press.

Ayoade, one of the five suspects facing trial in the Offa robbery case, led in examination by the defence counsel, Mathias Emeribe, SAN, alleged that Abba Kyari, also promised him visa to any country of his choice if he grants his request to implicate Dr Saraki.

He however, turned down the offer saying “Abba Kyari said I should admit and say that Saraki was the one who asked them to go and rob.

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“I told him I won’t do that, that I will rather die for what I didn’t do than to lie against an innocent man,” the suspect added.

He said Abba Kyari asked him to think over the request very well and ordered Hassan and Mashood to return him to the cell different from where others were kept with an instruction that they should stop torturing him.

Ayoade, further alleged that some herdsmen were killed in his presence, just as he was mercilessly tortured and shot in the leg in the bid to force him to implicate Dr Saraki.

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The suspect who maintained that Dr Saraki had nothing to do with the alleged robbery case, said “we were like 15 to 20 suspects taken to Abuja, I only know few of them.

We were outside and served with meals, but I could not eat due to the torture I went through in their hands in Ilorin, they asked Kunle Ogunleye to feed me.

“They separated five of us, put us in the generator house and the next officer, Hassan Attila, ordered that they should bring the herdsmen.

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” They went to bring the five Fulani men and killed them all in my presence,” he alleged.

“I was told that was not a film. He asked me to stretch my legs and shot my right leg. He shot the second leg but when I tried to shift the leg, the bullet hit my tomb,” Ayoade recounted.

The trial judge adjourned the case till February 13th,2023.

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At least nine police officers were killed in the bloody robbery incident which claimed more than 30 persons lives.

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NBC Slams TVC, Arise TV N2m Fine For Broadcast Violation

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By Gloria Ikibah

The Nigeria Broadcasting Commission NBC, has sanctioned Television Continental (TVC) and Arise television stations for breaching sections of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code.

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According to a letter by the Director General of the Commission, Barabe Shehu Ilelah, the television houses are to pay a fine of N2m each.

The letter reads in part: “The penalty shall be paid within two weeks of the receipt of this letter or sanction shall be graduated.

“The broadcaster shall ensure that its presenters handle programme with professionalism and sound judgement, to ensure that it does not lose focus or lead to unfair treatment of any person or institution.

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“Broadcasting shall promote human dignity; therefore, hate speech is prohibited. The Broadcaster shall not transmit any programme, programme promotion, community service announcement or station identity, which is likely, in any circumstance, to provoke or perpetuate in a reasonable person, intense dislike, serious contempt or severe ridicule against a person or groups of people because of age, colour, gender, national or ethnic origin, disability race, religion or political leaning”.

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SAD! Customer Dies Inside Bank In Delta

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A customer slumped and died after standing in a queue for long hours at a commercial bank in Agbor, Delta State.

According to the Tribune on Friday, the yet-to-be-identified man died after waiting for hours on end to collect his Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card at the bank’s branch in Ika South Local Government Area, Delta State.

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Confirming his death, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, said, “He was not trying to withdraw cash as claimed; however, he came to the said bank to collect his ATM card.”

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Angry Customers Attack Wema Bank in Ibadan For Inability To Withdraw Money+VIDEO

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A group of angry protesters have attacked Wema Bank Plc at the Ibadan the Oyo State capital.

Naijablitznews.com reports that this is amid the Protest of scarcity of the new naira notes and fuel in Ibadan

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Naijablitznews.co recalled that residents of Ibadan had taken to the streets in protest against the hardship triggered by the naira notes swap and the hike in fuel price.

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) late last year introduced newly-designed N200, N500, and N1,000 notes and gave a January 31st deadline to phase out the old notes. The deadline was later extended by ten days following the outcry by Nigerians over the policy.

Despite the extension, the new notes are scarce and Nigerians are finding it difficult to get the old ones.

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Also, in several parts of the country, the pump price of fuel has increased with people buying the product for as high as N500 per litre. Long queues have also resurfaced in many places.

People are Fed Up with the situation forcing some residents to take to the streets, demanding that the authorities urgently address the situation.

The roads leading to the Iwo area of Ibadan were deserted as the protesters barricaded them. They were also burnfires on the road and reports suggest that a commercial bank was attacked in the process.

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