Insurance knocked out of Federation Cup in Edo



Benin – Insurance Football Club of Benin were on Tuesday knocked out of the Federation Cup in Edo at the Round of 16 by BJ Foundation FC.
The Nigeria National League (NNL) side and former national FA Cup winners were beaten 4-2 on penalty kicks after their game ended 1-1 at regulation time.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that both teams played a well-entertaining football to the delight of fans who turned out en mass to cheer their teams.
BJ Foundation, who excelled in the national competition last season, were dominant in the first half with more precision in their passes.
But Insurance FC came out strongly in the second half, playing with more cohesion and coming close to taking the lead on three occasions.
Insurance, after scoring through Prince Isuku in the 38th minute of the highly entertaining match, tried unsuccessfully to take the lead.


On their part, BJ Foundation introduced three players in the second half in their bid to regain the lead after scoring through Abbat Junior in the 10th minute of the encounter.
However, the match went into a penalty shootout after the scoreline remained 1-1 at the end of the second half.
At the end of the match, BJ Foundation’s coach Douglas Idahosa said he had his eyes on playing in the final of the national Federation Cup.
On his part, Insurance FC’s coach Roland Ewere, commended his players for a good performance.
He said losing through penalty kicks was one of those things in football, adding that a penalty shootout was always anybody’s game.
Ewere however said he had always used the Federation Cup to assess his team ahead of the NNL.
Mrs Clara Uwaifo, The retired headmistress killed by the teenage cultist.

“About 3p.m when my friend and I entered my street returning from school, I sighted my grandmother walking opposite my direction, she was holding bag and walking towards our house with one Agbangbanyan son following her closely. As I ran to assist her take the bag inside, I accidentally hit my foot against a stone.
“Then my grandmother was approaching the gate, suddenly, I saw the Agbangbanyan son who was wearing blue jeans trouser and a light milk shirt raised his shirt, brought out a short gun and shot my grandmother on the back and ran away.
“My grandmother fell down, I ran and raised her shouting mama stand up!, mama stand up! Help! Help! Help me!, mama looked at me, shook her head, I begged my grandmother not to die.
“One brother now rushed out from our house, joined me and my friend to carry her in Keke Nape (tricycle) to hospital where they said she was dead”.
That was Joy, an 18-year-old secondary school student narrating how her grandmother Mrs Clara Uwaifo, 65, a retired headmistress was shot dead by a neighbour whose family has been at loggerheads with the Uwaifo’s.
When our reporter visited the residence at 27, Oviawe Street, Off Upper Siluko Road, Ogida, Benin-City, shortly after the killing last Wednesday, sympathizers besieged the compound.
The deceased, a widow and mother of five was said to be returning from a hospital where she had gone to see her daughter who put to bed when the she was killed with impunity.
She was said to have left the hospital with the intention to go home to prepare some food for her nursing daughter.
Mrs Uwaifo retired as headmistress, Uwelu Primary School, Uwelu last August.
Joy however traced the history of the quarrel between the two neighbouring families to the day a member of Uwaifo family entered the compound of the Agbangbanyans’ to pick their fowl that strayed into the premises.
She alleged that members of the Agbangbanyan family started accusing her slain grandmother and her children of being responsible for the death of their daughter one Oghomwen, who died in Indian.
It was further stated that no member of the Uwaifo family lives in Indian let alone knowing residence of the said Oghomwen as the three male children of the Uwaifo’s reside in Ghana.
The Uwaifo family said following the frequency of threat to kill their grandmother, a petition was written through their lawyer to the commissioner of police, as nobody was invited for interrogation.
Inside sources however linked the incident to cultism as the male children of the Uwaifo alleged to belong to a rival cult group of that of the Agbangbanyan’s.
It was alleged that the crisis prompted the three boys to flee to Ghana as ever since they left, the aggression shifted to their mother.
The Agbangbanyan’s was alleged to have carried out a bloody attack on the Uwaifo household prompting a perimeter wall fence round the building.
Attempt to obtain comments from the Agbangbanyan’s failed as the family compound was deserted when our reporter visited last Thursday.
The Public Relations Officer, Edo State Police Command DSP Osifo Abiodun while confirming the murder described the suspect as a teenage cultist and serial killer on police wanted list.
“Information reached us that a woman of an average age was killed by a cultist. Before police arrived there the cultist was already on the run.
“This young man call Happy Agbangbanyan is a serial killer who is involved in so many cult related violence and killings.
“I think his cup is full, we are on his trail”. DSP Osifo stated.
The suspect, said to be between 18 and 19 years was alleged to have also shot and kill one Ebo and two others in Ogida quarters recently.

Murder, Bisexual: Police, Family Declare Paul Osarobo Iyamu wanted

BENIN CITY – The State police has declared wanted one Mr. Paul Osarobo Iyamu over the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of one Miss Aisha Abubakar on March 7, 2016.
According to statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer on Friday March 11, 2016 on behalf of the State Police Command said that the family of the deceased, Aisha Abubakar has lodged a report at the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID), accusing Paul Osarobo of alleged conspiracy and murder of their only daughter under circumstances yet to be uncovered.
The statement said that Aisha Abubakar, a Muslim, until her death was a girl friend, a love partner to Paul Osarobo Iyamu against the wishes of her parents.
A member of the Abubakar’s family who spoke undercover said the parents did not support the relationship between the duo because of religious backgrounds and differences. While Paul Iyamu is a Christian, Aisha Abubakar his lover was a Muslim.




“They have severally frowned over their love relationship, simply because, they described Paul as an infidel poised to negatively taint, mislead and destroy their daughter, who he described as a very humble, respectful and devout Muslim.
“It is so sad the way she died in the hands of Paul Osarobo Iyamu, especially when the family was against the relationship, the source said.
“We are very ready to offer up to N1,000,000 (One Million Naira) to anybody who can provide useful information that will lead to the arrest and prosecution of Paul Osarobo Iyamu. He cannot kill our daughter and expect to have his life in peace. He must also pay with his life”, the source added.
As at the time of filing in this report the whereabouts of Mr. Paul Osarobo Iyamu is yet unknown.

Parade Of Cultists, Kidnappers, Armed Robbers In Delta: Suspects Admits To Crime

By kenneth orlusi, The Nigerian Voice, Asaba
Following the parade of 19 persons that were involved in various criminal activities by the Delta State Police Command on 3rd March, 2016, the bandits though didn’t denied the role they played however blamed their woos bad friends, unemployment and not been aware of the crime till the deed was carried out.
Mamus Uduophori a suspected cultists whom the police picked while going to Oghara to celebrate his friend’s sister’s matriculation with a group of friends admitted that the police truly saw a gun in their midst but declined that he was not the owner of the gun.
His case became worst when one of the gang members confessed that “Mamus snapped with the gun and he used it as his screen saver so when the police saw the picture on the phone after much investigation he was arrested and taken to where the tricycle was and he showed them the gun”.
Oduophori told our correspondent that, “I am not a cultist but because they saw gun with us that is why they took us and we have been here for two weeks now from Ughelli. The police saw a gun in the tricycle but I am not the owner of the gun, it belongs to Salami, this is temptation I have never carried gun in my life”, he regretted.
Mr. Lucky Salami, who was among the suspects arrested by the police however simply said, “I am from Ekakpamre, Ughelli north, we were going to Otefe matric to celebrate with our friends”.
Another who narrated what happened said, “I called one of us on the 19th and he told me that one of his sister is matriculating. So, I told him I don’t have money for the matric but he told me that one of his friends has a tricycle, he said I should come that the friend will fuel the tricycle so all of us can attend the matric, I joined them. It was while we were going that the police held us.
Aligning with Mr. Uduophori, he said, “They saw gun in the Keke, I don’t know the owner, I was the last person to join them in the Keke, I didn’t know that there was a gun.
He then disclosed that, “I have been arrested before because of a girl whom her boyfriend beat, she said I masterminded it that the boy has not laid hands on her before”.
In Warri, one Ohuko Owene, from Uvwie local government area, who owed to the crime he committed said, “We have different factions in our community, one faction belongs to Baro, the sacked Uvwie LGA Chairman while the other faction is for Stella, the present local government chairman now. Why we have the community fight is because of Baro, he went to Shoprite with his boys to scatter it because he said Shoprite is owing him N8 million. He is a CLO there, because they scatter Shoprite we now over throw their government because they have ruled for eight years and they gave them another four years to rule which is 12yrs”.
Owene said the additional 12 years brought confusion, “We got annoyed that we should dissolve their government. Since they have committed a crime of robbery in Uvwie we now fought against their government. After the fight, I was made one of the quarter chairman in Alaka. Baro boys went to Checking Point to bring two soldiers from Jakpa junction and that day was Effurun market day”.
He said it was a game up for him, “It was impossible for me to escape when the soldiers came and I could not deny it that I don’t have a gun. I have a revolver pistol tied to my waist, they asked me to follow them it was in that process that Felix Kpokpo placed his hands into my waist and they saw the gun and the soldiers shot me on my two legs”.
When asked if he was not an armed robber, why the gun? He said, “I am not an armed robber, I bought the gun for safety purpose because in our community, we always shoot guns. The gun is not licensed”, he stated.
Lucky Joseph from Ewreni, Ughelli north, also owed up to his crime, “I escorted my friend to collect money, I didn’t know it was gotten from robbery. When they showed the gun to the person, he got afraid and gave them the money. On my part, I was actually afraid too but because I don’t want them to shoot me, hence I kept quiet. When we got home they gave N1, 000. When they were arrested they confessed me that I was among them”.
The gang leader who identified himself as Edafe, said, “There is one of my friends called Mamuzo, he buys stolen goods in Warri that is how I got to know him. I do sell for him, he buys from people at mechanic village. The day I went to my village, Olomoro, I called him to give me N2, 000 he said he doesn’t have money and the boy lives in Abraka. So I called him to come that I have something to sell and I have already arranged my friends when he came, we then robbed him of N6, 500”.
Saturday, the father of three and a brick layer from Emevor, Isoko north however was begging to be forgiven for his involvement, “Please, I have a family with three sons, my friend got me involved in this crime. All I am praying for now is forgiveness so that I can send my children to school. My father died when I was very small, I don’t want my children to go through the same experience I went through. They are presently suffering at home. I didn’t know that the friends I harbour are bad”, bemoan.

NDLEA arrests 3 clearing agents, exporter for drug trafficking


By The Citizen
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos have arrested an exporter and three clearing agents in connection with unlawful exportation of illicit drugs out of the country.
The seized drugs weighing 54.76kg include 24.7kg of methamphetamine disguised as artificial hair, 2.810kg of cocaine concealed in foodstuff and 27.250kg of diazepam.
The seized drugs have a street value of two hundred and twenty-two million naira.
Chairman and Chief Executive of the NDLEA Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah in his reaction to the harvest of arrests said that the Agency has recorded impressive success in prosecuting drug traffickers.
'Anyone whose action contravenes the NDLEA Act shall not escape justice. Many traffickers have been successfully convicted at the law courts by the Agency. Clearing agents are liable under the law when narcotic drugs are traced to their shipments.
'They therefore have a responsibility to know their customers and produce them on request. It is pertinent for them to take necessary measures in preventing their consignment from being used in smuggling narcotic drugs. Investigations into the cases have commenced and more arrests are in the offing,' Abdallah assured.
NDLEA Airport commander, Ahmed Garba said that the command is working to improve productivity.
'Preliminary investigation has shown that two of the clearing agents, Akpan Jacob and Nwaeyizia Chibuzor Sylvester conspired to export 24.7kg of methamphetamine. Another agent, Ndafia Mike had 50 packs each of diazepam tablets and injections while an exporter, Orji Sunday Otuu was found in possession of 2.810kg of cocaine. We are leaving no stone unturned in improving the operational activities of the command,' Garba stated.

Akpan who is married with five children said that he agreed to take the job because of financial difficulties.
'I am from Akwa Ibom State and I work as a clearing agent. I was given this job by another clearing agent, Sylvester. Ordinarily, I would not have accepted the job but I had no choice because of my family problems,' he stated.
On his part, Sylvester told officials that Akpan was the one that mounted pressure on him to do the job.
In his words, 'I was never interested in this job but the pressure from Akpan was too much so I gave him the job. I also gave him one hundred thousand naira (รข‚¦100,000) before my arrest'.
He hails from Delta State.
Odofia Mike in his statement said that he was called to pick up the bag and send it to Guinea Conakry.
'A customer called me to collect a bag at the motor park. I collected it and went to the airport but during examination, some injections and tablets of diazepam were found inside the bag. This was how I was arrested. I have no idea that there are injections there,' Odofia stated.
Orji Sunday Otuu who exports foodstuff to India was found to have hidden 2.810kg of cocaine inside foodstuff.  'I used to export African foodstuff and spices to India. This time around, I was tempted to hide cocaine inside the foodstuff. I had wanted to make about ten million naira profit but things did not go according to my plan,' Orji lamented.
The suspects will soon be charged to court.


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