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Child trafficking: Police arrest pastor, others, rescue 12 children in Abuja

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The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Police Command has confirmed the arrest of one Pastor Simon Kado and Jesse Simon Kado for allegedly trafficking about 12 children to Ogun State.

This was contained in a statement issued on Saturday by the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh.

According to the statement, the operatives of the command attached to the Rapid Response Squad 74 (RRS 74), on Friday intercepted one Muhammad Isah of Kafanchan, Kaduna, in a Toyota Hiace bus with Reg No APP 489 XE.

The vehicle, according to the police, was conveying four male and eight female underaged children to Ogun.

The statement noted that a preliminary investigation already revealed that the children, whose ages are between 5 years to 16 years from Akwanga LGA of Nasarawa State, were allegedly being trafficked by the pastor and one other suspect.

The PPRO said the suspects are presently in police custody.

“While investigation is still ongoing and effort in conduit with Nasarawa State Police Command on how to reunite victims with their respective families, the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh psc, mni, wishes to reiterate that the safety of residents remains his utmost priority”, the statement added.

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Police intensify manhunt for bandits after Katsina killings

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The Katsina State Police Command said it remained resolute in its pursuit to arrest attackers following the brutal killing of 26 individuals in the state.

On June 9, 2024, the command confirmed that armed bandits launched attacks on Gidan Tofa village and Dan Nakwabo village, both situated in Kankara LGA, Katsina State.

The assailants claimed the lives of 20 people, injured two individuals, and ambushed an Armoured Personnel Carrier patrol team, resulting in the tragic deaths of four police officers and two members of the Katsina State Community Watch Corps.

In a phone interview with Saturday PUNCH, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Abubakar Aliyu, affirmed the command’s unwavering determination to bring the attackers of this heinous act to justice.

Despite no arrests have been made, Aliyu reassured the public that the police force was actively determined to apprehend the culprits.

He said, “We are still on it. No arrest made yet. We are intensifying efforts to ensure the arrest of the perpetrators no matter how long it is. We are going to pursue every lead to ensure there is an arrest.”

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INSECURITY: Police bans ‘Keke-Napep’ operations, motorcycles for Eid-ul-Adha celebrations

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The Plateau State Commissioner of Police, CP Emmanuel Adesina, has announced the suspension of commercial tricycle operations, commonly referred to as Keke-Napep, on Sunday, June 16th, and Monday, June 17th, 2024.

Additionally, CP Adesina reiterated the existing ban on commercial motorcycle operations, known as “Okada,” within the Jos-Bukuru metropolis. He cautioned troublemakers to avoid the state during the Eid-ul-Adha celebrations.

This was made known in a statement by the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Alfred Alabo.

The statement reads: “As Muslim faithful and their well-wishers will be celebrating Eid-ul-Adha in a few days, the Plateau State Commissioner of Police, CP Emmanuel Adesina has revitalized the security architecture throughout the State by deploying additional personnel to flashpoints and strategic positions throughout the State.

“In light of the foregoing, the CP wishes to warn all mischief makers and criminally minded individuals who may want to foment trouble, thereby disrupting the fragile peace currently being enjoyed on the Plateau to desist from such, as the Command under his watch is fully prepared to deal decisively with them by the extant laws.

“To Parents/Guardians, Traditional and Religious leaders, the CP urges them to warn their wards, followers, and congregants to avoid any act that may cause a bridge of the peace in the State.
The Plateau Command remains resolute in executing its constitutional mandate of safeguarding the lives and properties of all residents of Plateau State.

“Consequently, the CP has placed a ban on the activities of commercial Tricycle operators popularly known as Keke-Napep on Sunday, the 16th day of June 2024, and Monday the 17th day of June 2024, while the total ban on the operation of commercial motorcycles also known as “Okada” within the Jos-Bukuru metropolis remains in force.”

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Popular Tiktoker Caught Using Fake Alert to Buy iPhone + Video

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A popular Tiktoker has been disgraced in public.

This comes after he was caught while attempting to buy an iPhone 13 Pro Max worth N930k using fake alert.

The young man who is identified as @call_me_smartfx on TikTok is quite popular on the app for being rich.

He tried scamming the phone seller with a fake alert for the phone said to be worth N900k.

See reactions to the video below

@G)🧸💐 wrote: “U for sell the Benz take buy the 13 pro max na 😭😂”

@💙🌹🎭Ur favourite ex 💗🎈💙🌻 wrote: “smart fx wey use fake alert wan buy iPhone 13 Pro Max. sure say no be fake alert e de use buy other stuff”

@maskthug78 advised: “😅😅😅 No let pressure paint u red ooo , no matter ur money u can’t be the richest do ur best and enjoy life”

@Toxic☣️🇳🇬 said: “Later una go say na Yahoo or Grace, but na Ole una just be 😭😂”

@mosco_gentle reacted: “😂😂nawa pressure tiwa. all this una evil circle and witchcraft girlfriends when una de keep Dey over pressure una abi u just de pressure urself over nothing to use oppress people or which kind embarrassment come be this iPhone 13 na food?
Og wire u won even wire fake tf 😂💀 akpor 🤣uyah move na😂😂😂”

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