An Islamic cleric in Ilorin, the Kwara State Capital has been caught with various human parts, including the placenta of a newborn baby girl whom he officiated at her naming ceremony the previous day.
The suspect, Alfa Gani was arrested yesterday after it was discovered that he had various forms of human parts in his residence at Ogidi Area in Laduba Community.His neighbours were disgusted at the overpowering foul air hovering around his house, and sought to know what was responsible from him. His explanation was said to have lacked merit and they insisted on conducting a search.
Source gathered that Alfa Gani who was visibly angry, claiming the neighbours were invading his privacy ran to Oloje Police Station to lodge a complaint.
However, before his arrival with a policeman, his neighbours and several other people in the area had gathered and gained entrance into his house. They were confronted with a boy burning a placenta. There were also human skulls, hands and legs concealed in the house.
The boy was beaten but pleaded to be spared claiming he was ordered by his boss, Alfa Gani to prepare a charm with the placenta.
In the middle of the confusion, a woman whose baby’s naming ceremony took place recently rushed to the point where the baby’s placenta was buried only to discover that it was no longer there.
She was said to have raised alarm. It was gathered that the enraged mob vandalised Gani’s house and set it on fire but were prevented from doing further damage by the quickly intervention of the police.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Kwara State Command, Mr. Ajayi Okasanmi confirmed the incident.
He said: “The man was looking for a placenta of a new baby, exhumed the buried placenta and used it for whatever yet-to-be identified purpose.
“He just came back from jail. He went to where a placenta was just buried about three days ago before the incident. He dug up the placenta and while he was doing that, people saw him and tried to do things their own way.“The police have started investigation to get to the root of the matter.”
Details of IBB’s meeting with lawmakers in Minna revealed
Former Military President, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, on Thursday, told members of the Niger State House of Assembly, that they have met the expectations of the people.
IBB stated this when the lawmakers visited him at his Uphill home in Minna.
“I have been looking forward to meeting with you.
“I am proud to say that you have been doing well. You are meeting our expectations.
“We have heard of states lacking synergy among the arms of the government, but in Niger State that should not be your lot.
“Keep a good working relationship between the legislature, the executive and the judiciary. You have been doing this and I want you to keep it up.
“You are closer to the people. It is your responsibility to know what the people need and carry them along all the time. Do not leave them outside your projects and programmes,” he said.
Speaker Abdullahi Bawa Wuse explained that they visited the former President, to get the blessings required to run the legislature effectively.
“We are here to get the blessing of our father; this is because we know your concern and commitment to the development of this state and Nigeria.
“Outside office, you have done more than you did while in office. Your role as a father in the nation has ensured that Nigeria remains indivisible,” Bawa said.
Tribunal upholds Ikpeazu’s election, dismisses Alex Otti’s petition
The three-man panel of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, and chaired by Justice A.L. Ogumoye, has dismissed the petition filed by 2019 APGA gubernatorial candidate, Dr. Alex Otti against the declaration of Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu.
The tribunal ruled that the petitioner failed to prove the case of over-voting, non-compliance to the INEC election guideline and electoral act.
Recall that Alex Otti had asked the tribunal to cancel fifteen out of the seventeen local government areas’ election results in Abia State.
Otti claimed that the respondents, PDP, and Governor Okezie Ikpeazu who was the governorship candidate of PDP perpetrated excessive malpractice in those LGAs in the last March 9, 2019, election conducted in the state.
Importers Smuggling Rice In Tyres, Says Economist
Due to the closure of Nigeria’s borders with Benin Republic, rice smugglers are seeking out more devious ways of importing the product into the country.
National Coordinator of the Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria, Dr Oladapo Ganiyu, while speaking with SaharaReporters said that people have resulted to fitting bags of rice into tyres of automobiles.
Ganiyu, who claims this method is carcinogenic, said the border closure was untimely.
He said, “The closure of the border now is untimely. People are now packing rice inside tyres.
“When the four tyres are rolling, will you suspect there is rice there? The way they are bringing it in, it can cause cancer.
“The people I have spoken with on commercial buses and market women, say the rice is not sweet and it takes time to cook.”
Speaking further, Ganiyu said ICEN will give the government’s new economic team six months before judging their performance.
For over 30 days, Nigeria’s border with Benin Republic and parts of its Northern border with Niger Republic had been closed.
Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali, insists that the border closure will not cease until concerned West African states stop the smuggling of parboiled rice from their country into Nigeria.
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