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Star prosecution witness in the trial of former Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Dikko Umar, has told a Federal High Court in Abuja that the alleged sum of 558.200 million Naira he usually gives to the defendant as his monthly upkeep from the coffers of the Nigerian Air Force were not documented.

India’s Kullu police brought a Nigerian drug kingpin, identified as Okechukwu Mathew to Manali on Tuesday after arresting him in Delhi.

The police team according to The Times of India also seized 1.55kg heroin, worth Rs 4 crore in international market, from his rented house in New Delhi on Monday night.

The arrest was made following a tip off from a drug peddler nabbed from Manikaran area on February 11.
Manali police had jailed the Nigerian, identified as Okechukwu Matthew, earlier in 2014 after arresting him with 20g cocaine. He was released in 2015. The accused used to supply small quantities of drugs, mostly in tourist places, with help of peddlers on commission basis.

Kullu police had arrested Praveen Kumar Samal, 26, resident of Keonjhar district in Odisha, for drug peddling on February 11 and seized 15g heroin from his possession.

He told his interrogators that Okechukwu supplied him heroin and that he had been in touch with him since the last one month. He also disclosed that he had brought small quantity of heroin to Kullu for third time and that they were targeting tourist destinations on priority.

A police team then took Praveen to Delhi and raided the rented accommodation of the Nigerian national on Monday. The team seized 1,550g heroin from his residence and arrested him.

Kullu superintendent of police Padam Chand said a special investigation team, headed by additional superintendent of police Nishchint Singh Negi, will probe the source of heroin for the Nigerian.

“The SIT will also investigate if there are more people involved in the trade and which are their supply areas,” he maintained.

Himachal, especially Kullu, is notorious for production and supply of charas.

Arrests for possession of charas are normal in Kullu. Over the year, cases of possession of other drugs like heroin, cocaine, brown sugar and LSD have increased in Kullu. Delhi police on February 9 had arrested a Nigerian from Dwarka area and recovered 330g heroin and 170g cocaine from his possession.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday arraigned the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology Akure, FUTA, Professor Adebiyi Daramola and the Bursar, Emmanuel Oresegun, before Justice S. A. Bola of the Ondo State High Court, Akure  on a nine-count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretence, abuse of office, misappropriation of funds and  conspiracy to steal to the tune of over  N156,984million.

JOSEPH UNDU

Two fake doctors, Onifade Adeyemi, 55, and Elder Atombalo Ademola, 58, have been arrested over their alleged involvement in abortion of a pregnant woman which ended up in cutting off the woman’s womb and intestine.

The suspects were arrested by a team of investigators from State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), at Panti,Yaba Lagos over the incident.

Though the incident happened in Ikotun area where both the victim and the suspects reside, the matter was transferred to SCIID for further investigation.

The suspects have been charged before Apapa Magistrate’s court with attempted murder under the Criminal code.

According to police, the victim, Elizabeth Ugo, was three months pregnant and wanted to terminate the pregnancy for undisclosed reason.

Champion gathered that one of the suspects, Adeyemi took her to Ademola where they reportedly embarked on surgical operation on her to terminate the unwanted baby.

They reportedly inserted scissors through her vagina to her womb and forcefully terminated the pregnancy.

In the process of carrying out the abortion, they also cut off her intestine and she started bleeding uncontrollable.

In an attempt to stop the bleeding, they also gave her a substance suspected to be poison and she drank and her condition became more complicated and she fainted.

She was rushed to a General Hospital where the doctors are battling to save her life.

The matter was reported to the police at Ikotun division who arrested the suspects and transferred the matter to SCIID for further investigation.

During the investigation, the police discovered that they were fake doctors who have caused severe damage to the victim on her reproductive organ.

They were charged to court for the alleged offence where they pleaded not guilty.

They presiding Magistrate T. Abolenwa granted them bail in the sum of N300, 000 with two sureties.

The court ordered that the sureties must show evidence of tax payments and means of livelihood.

They were remanded in prison custody pending when they will perfect their bail condition.

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