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Hisbah Seizes 8,600 Bottles Of Beer, Arrests Others For Pr0stitution

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The Kano State Hisbah Board has confiscated no fewer than 8,600 bottles of beer loaded in a van that came from Kaduna to the state.

The board’s officer in charge of intoxicants, Idris Ibrahim, disclosed this to journalists on Saturday,

Ibrahim said the alcoholic drinks were seized last Thursday at Kwanar Dangora village along Kano-Kaduna Expressway.

“We stopped the vehicle at Kwanar Dangora village and the driver attempted to escape but our operatives apprehended him.

“You know it is illegal to sell and drink beer in Kano State. So, we are going to take the driver to court after taking his statement,” Ibrahim said.

He added that the Hisbah team in charge of intoxicants at the board are waiting for further instructions from the Hisbah management.

Meanwhile, the board’s command also arrested 15 young women during operations in different parts of Kano City.

It was learnt that the arrest of the women who were accused of engaging in prostitution, took place in Hotoro Tishama, Bakin River Verd Sabon Gari, Miyangu Road, Hadejia Road and old Zoo Road motor parks.

The board’s Deputy Commander-General, Dr. Mujahid Aminuddeen, who confirmed the arrest, said some of the suspected pr0stitutes had been arrested several times and charged to court, but still engaged in the illegal business.

“It is unfortunate that some of these women leave their states and countries and come to Kano where they engage in prostitution and other objectionable behaviour.

“They roam the streets of Kano and do all sorts of things. We are calling on members of the public to continue to report such activities so that we can sanitise the state

“However, some of these girls also need prayers because when you talk with them, you understand that they find themselves in this situation because of hardship,” Aminuddeen said.

According to him, a lot of the girls have engaged in drug abuse which has changed their appearance and affected their mental stability.

“We have to call on parents to pray for their children to be protected from the evils of drug abuse, which leads to other social vices,” he concluded.

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BREAKING: School Building Collapses In Jos, Students Trapped

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By Kayode Sanni-Arewa

A two-storey building housing Saints Academy School located in Busa Buji, Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State collapsed on Friday morning, leaving scores injured

The building caved in while school was in session as the secondary school students were receiving lectures.

Rescue operation is ongoing, with security agencies and rescue operators battling with excavators to rescue students and teachers buried under the rubble.

The number of casualty figures has yet to be ascertained.

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Gunmen Kidnap Ex-Ekiti Varsity Don Professor Olaofe, Demand N50m Ransom

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Gunmen on Tuesday abducted a former Deputy Vice Chancellor of Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti (EKSU), Professor Femi Olaofe, in his residence at Housing Estate, Ado- Ekiti, Ekiti State capital.

Olaofe, a native of Are-Ekiti, Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area, is a Professor of Industrial Chemistry, who recently retired from the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti.

An Eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity, revealed that Professor Olaofe returned to Ado Ekiti on Monday after a short visit to Lagos, where he had gone to see his children.

“We saw him on Monday when he returned from his trip to Lagos. We greeted and exchanged pleasantries. We also saw his gateman who lives with him. As a retired Professor, his house is very calm and always quiet. We have been neighbours for a long time. Anytime he drives out he will always wait to say hello.

“On Tuesday, we noticed that the gate of his house was left opened. This was strange, because the gate is always closed. We approached the gate with the intention to call the security man to shut the gate. We called the security man, there was no answer.

“We made our way into the living room, as we got closer, we noticed the door to the living room was widely opened. We shouted Professor thrice! There was no response. We decided to go around the compound, and yet we couldn’t find anyone.

“At this point we became suspicious that something had happened. We thereafter, decided to approach the Divisional Police Station, Housing Estate where we made a report. The police quickly swung into action.

“It was yesterday that we had a report of how some kidnappers came into his house and demanded for the key to his car. We learnt that he was taken away in the car along with his security man.”

Meanwhile, the Are- Ekiti Development Association (ÀŔEDAA) has charged the Ekiti State Police Command to do everything humanly possible to secure the release of the Don, as the kidnappers are demanding for N50 million ransom.

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Police arrest couple over attempt to sell son, travel abroad

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The Police Command in Lagos State says it has arrested a couple (name withheld), over an alleged attempt to sell their two-year-old son to travel to Canada.

The command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Lagos.

Mr Hundeyin said that the couple, aged 28 and 22, were arrested on Tuesday, while attempting to sell the boy off.

The spokesperson said that on Tuesday, at about 2.45 p.m., the Isolo Divisional Police Officer, DPO, received information that a couple went to Isolo General hospital and declared their intention to sell their baby boy.

“Upon receipt of the information, operatives from the station moved swiftly to the hospital where they were about to sell their child.

“The baby’s age is two and he has been rescued. Upon interrogation, the couple confessed that they decided to sell the baby to enable the man to travel to Canada for a greener pasture.

“However, the investigation is ongoing,” he said.

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