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Benue Police Parade Rape Suspect, Others

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From Chris Gaga, Makurdi

One Terna Taga who allegedly raped and impregnated a 10-year-old-girl has admitted he had sexual intercourse twice with her sometime in December 2018, but deny impregnating her.

Recall that a minor was delivered of a baby through a Caesarean session (CS) last Sunday at a hospital in Makurdi.

The 17-year-old Terna, however, insisted that he did not sleep with her forcefully.

He spoke to newsmen on Thursday, when the Benue State Police Commissioner, CP Mukaddas Garba paraded him amongst 14 other criminals at the Command headquarters in Makurdi.

He said: ” l didn’t I pregnant her. The girl came to my house the first day and complained of hunger, so I gave her some money to go and buy food.

I didn’t sleep with her the first time. She left but came back later again.

She spent a night with me. I slept with her two times, but I didn’t use force on her.”

“I had sex with her around December last year. I couldn’t see her for some time, but when I later saw her, she was pregnant. I even went to see her in the hospital. When she was asked who impregnated her then she mentioned my name”.

CP Mukaddas informed newsmen that the Uncle of the impregnated Minor, one Iorfa, who has planned to marry out the little girl to a blind man when he discovered she was pregnant was still at large.

Meanwhile, the Police Commissioner, CP Mukaddas also paraded illegal weapons manufacturers, kidnappers, cultists, armed robbers, child traffickers, and four other criminals involved in extorting people using the cover of Nigerian Merchant Navy.

Our correspondent reports that different kinds of a weapons including two Ak47, live ammunition, cartilages, arm manufacturing plant and equipments, and charms.

“On 02/08/2019 at about 2030hrs one Mkarvter Shagbe and Terseer Maakuna all ‘m’ of Vandeikya were arrested with an AK 47 rifle loaded with 10 rounds of live ammunition. Further investigation led to the arrest of an illegal arm manufacturer one Terhembafan Sevav and Vishi Avav. A search lead to the recovery of two more AK 47 rifles, two (2) single barrel pump actions two (2) locally made pistol, four (4) magazines, one (1) gas cylinder, assorted gun manufacturing tools and charms. Investigation is still in progress.

“On 30/07/2019 a victim from Vandeikya LGA reported that some unknown persons have called and threatened him to pay them the sum of two million naira only (N2, 000, 000.00) or they will kidnap and kill him. Investigation led to the arrest of one Kphe terfa Godwin of Mbayongo Vandeikya was arrested from his hideout at Tsav village. Suspect confessed to the crime.

“On 5/8/2019 at about 0530hrs One Achogwu Daniel m’ of Otukpo town allegedly took a pregnant minor to Aba, Abia State where the victim was delivered of a child that he sold to an unknown person. Investigation is still in progress,” CP.

The Benue State Police Commissioner expressed happiness in the doggedness of his men especially “Operation Puff Adder” even as he appreciated men of the public for guaranteeing information to the security agents.

He assured of more commitment to ensure that Benue experience peace and crime free society.

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Three Dead  in Kubwa Violent Clash

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By Laide Akinboade, Abuja

Three persons, including two women and a young boy, have reportedly been killed in a clash between local scavengers, otherwise referred to as Baban Bola, and residents of the Byazhin community, in Kubwa, Bwari Area Council of the FCT.

An eyewitness, who identified herself as Jessica Adam, said a Baban Bola element attempted to steal a woman’s pot of soup, but was overpowered and beaten up after the woman alerted neighbours and passers-by.

The embittered baban bola then went away and mobilised hoodlums who returned at about 8:00 pm wielding weapons including machetes, clubs, and stones and began attacking residents at random, eventually killing the woman whose pot of soup was earlier stolen.

In the continuing attack, two others, a woman and a young boy, reported to be passers-by who unfortunately ran into the middle of the crisis, were also killed, they however, have yet yet to be identified.

“They killed two people yesterday. The Community has been in chaos since yesterday. The crisis continued till this morning when they killed somebody again. So far, three persons have been killed and many injured. The Police intervened and restored normalcy, but no arrest was made. The Police have intensified their patrol in the Byazhin area of Kubwa to prevent them from regrouping”, Ms Adams narrated.

A resident in the community, who spoke with Daily Asset, on the condition of anonymity, also confirmed the death of the three persons but said he had no clue as to what may have started the clash.

“Yes, the riot started yesterday. And by this morning, we learnt that three persons have been killed. It happened in Byazhin around that Millionaire’s Quarters, behind that Living Faith Church. That place is usually dangerous, because it is quite lonely, and you cannot pass through there alone, especially in the evening”, he said.

As of the time of filing this report, PUNCH Metro gathered that schools and shops in the area have been closed down, as parents scampered to pick up kids from their classrooms, and shops refused to open as of Wednesday morning.

Meanwhile, efforts to reach the Police Public Relations Officer of the FCT Police Command, SP Josephine Adeh, proved abortive, as her number was repeatedly unreachable.

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Okuama Crisis: Reps Assures Justice as Committee Commences Probe

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From Mike Tayese, Yenagoa

The House of Representatives has said it will ensure the crisis in Okuama Community, Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State is brought to a logical conclusion.

Chairman, House Committee on Defence, Rep. Babajimi Benson, gave the assurance while addressing newsmen on Thursday, at the Governor’s Office Annexe in Warri.

Benson led other members of the committee to a public hearing on the carnage that occurred in Okuama Community in Delta resulting to the death of 17 soldiers and consequent destruction of properties.

The committee convened on Thursday at the Governor’s Office Annexe in Warri without the presence of the locals in attendance.

It would be recalled that the investigative hearing was in line with the 10th Assembly House of Representatives’ resolution of March 19, 2024.

The resolution was prompted by the March 14 massacre of 17 soldiers in the Okuama Community.

The lawmaker said that the committee had so far received about 23 memorandum from stakeholders.

“We came to see members of the community in camera and by way of memorandum. We have received a lot of memorandum from them but they have not turn up physically.

“We have gotten enough memorandum and we intend to work with the memorandum. Though, the window is opened till Friday next week, so we are still expecting more from them.

“We have assured everyone including the Delta State that the House of Representatives will ensure the matter is looked into from both sides and come to a logical conclusion.

“That is why we are asking them to send memoranda and they are complying. We gave them a week and the period will elapse on Friday.

“If you do not want to show up, please send us your documents so that we will be able to act on them, and get to a logical conclusion,” Benson appealed.

The legislator said that the committee was fully ready to ensure that justice was done on the matter.

On why the committee could not visit the troubled Okuama Community, the lawmaker said that the activities of the committee regarding the crisis had not ended.

According to him, the committee will visit the locals and also invite the military to give account of what happened at the community.

“We are definitely going to meet the locals but we are going to arm ourselves with information,” he said.

Among the 10-man committee was Rep. Francis Waive, member representing Ughelli North/Ughelli South and Udu Federal Constituency.

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Gunmen Attack Ortom’s Ex-Chief-of-Staff, Abduct Wife

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Suspected armed Fulani herdsmen on Friday, attacked former Chief of Staff to Benue State Governor, Honorable Terwase Orbunde, and abducted his wife and house help.

Orbunde, a former governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic (PDP) in Benue state served under the administration of the immediate past Governor of the state, Dr Samuel Ortom.

The attack, it was learnt took place close to the “Genocide Cemetery” along Mobile Barracks-Welfare Quarters Road in Makurdi, the state capital at about 6.

00 PM.

The former Chief of Staff escaped with a gunshot on his right arm, while the attackers whisked away his wife, Mrs Abigail Kashimana Orbunde and her house help, Patience Ogute.

Eyewitnesses told DAILY ASSET that Orbunde, his wife and the house help, had gone to inspect the their farm when the incident happened.

The eyewitnesses said after the inspection of the work and payment of the workers five gunmen suddenly attacked their victims as they walked back to their car.

The attackers were said to have opened fire and Orbunde received a bullet on the right arm, while they ordered him and the women to follow them to an unknown destination.

The shooting was said to have caused villagers and passersby to scamper for safety in different directions.

As they marched along, the former Chief of Staff was said to be bleeding profusely, witnesses further said.

The witnesses who watched from a distance said the leader of the group ordered him to walk away while the gunmen took the women to an unknown destination.

An unidentified ‘good Samaritan’ was said to have conveyed the former Chief of Staff to an undisclosed hospital for medical attention.

The State Police Commnad could not be reached for comments at the time of this report.

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