An armed robbery suspect has been killed after police officers in Anambra state engaged the suspect and his gang members in a gun battle along Isiagu ring road in Awka, the state capital on Friday, October 9.
A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Haruna Mohammed, said the robbery suspects are known for terrorizing people who ply the road.
”On the 9/10/2020 at about 9:pm,there was a distress call that suspected armed robbers blocked Isiagu Ring road in Awka South LGA,robbing three occupants of a black Accura legend Car with Lagos Registration number SMK878GL of their valuables at gun point.
Following the distress call Police operatives attached to the Command Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS)CPS Awka and local vigilante quickly responded and rushed to the scene.As soon as the suspected armed robbers sighted the police they engaged them into a fierce gun battle forcing the hoodlums to jettison the robbery operation and scamper into the bush for safety.
However,during the gun duel, one of the gang member whose identity is yet unknown was fatally wounded and one fabricated gun,three cartridges,one torch light,three assorted handsets and cash sum of money allegedly snatched from the victims were recovered in his possession.The injured Suspect was rushed to the hospital for treatment but certified dead on arrival by a medical doctor and his corpse deposited in the mortuary.
Meanwhile,the bush was cordoned off by the Police leading to the recovery of another fabricated pistol with four rounds of .9mm life ammunition.Effort is being intensified to apprehend other fleeing suspects believed to have sustained gunshots during the encounter.” the statement read
Mohammed added that two firearms, Ammunition, three assorted handsets snatched from the victims, and other incriminating items were recovered from the suspects.
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Update: Abductors of catholic priest demand ‘N100m ransom’
The Kidnappers of Reverend father Matthew Dajo of the St Anthony Catholic Church in Yangoji village, Kwali Area Council in Abuja suburb, are reportedly demanding for N100 million ransom before the victim will be set free.
The Catholic priest was abducted on Sunday, November 22 around 9:47:pm. It was gathered that the gunmen stormed the catholic priest’s residence with sophisticated weapons and then whisked him away.
A member of his church told Daily Trust that contact was established with the kidnappers on Saturday, and they have demanded N100 million as ransom.
“And you know since he was abducted, his abductors did not call until on Saturday and they are demanding for N100 million, but I don’t know at what figure has the man who is negotiating with them has been able to arrive at,” he said.
The insider said members of the church are facing a major problem on how to raise the large sum as it’s against the rules of the church to pay for ransom. He also stated the church is solely depending on the family members and relatives of the victim to source for ransom.
“And the other thing we are more worried about is that when a reverend father is abducted, it is against the rules of the church to pay for ransom, except the family members, friends or relatives of the victim can take such responsibility,” he said.
Zahra Buhari reacts to the murder of rice farmers in Zabarmari
Zahra Buhari-Indimi has reacted to the murder of 110 rice farmers in Zabarmari village in Borno state.
The daughter of the president of Nigeria shared a newspaper shot of the Zabarmari massacre and wrote: “My heart bleeds”.
Her reaction comes two days after Boko Haram terrorists attacked rice farmers in their farms and slaughtered them. The death toll was initially at 43 but has now been updated to 110.
Disappointed customer shows dress she ordered and what her tailor made
A customer who asked a tailor to make her a dress was left disappointed at what was delivered.
The woman shared a photo of the dress she ordered and what was delivered.
She explained that a friend introduced her to the tailor who then sent her 5 dresses to choose from. She chose one and the tailor charged her 70,000 Naira.
She haggled down to 65,000 Naira and made payment for the dress.
However, the dress was not ready on time for her birthday. When it finally came, it was nothing like what she ordered.
The Twitter user was told that she probably ordered an inferior material but she explained that the tailor handled everything, including sourcing the material for the dress.
She went on to share videos to show how the finishing was.
She added that she asked the tailor to keep 25,000 Naira and make a refund of 40,000 and she’ll return the dress, but the tailor refused.
Below are tweets shared by the disappointed customer alongside videos of the dress delivered.