The Lagos state police command have apprehended one Ufom Udoh for faking his kidnap in order to defraud his siblings of N60 million.
According to Lagos state police command’s spokesperson, Olarinde Famous-Cole, Udoh had left his home on July 3rd and connived with his friend, Paul Okiemute, to defraud his brother, Victor Udoh and his other siblings of N60 million (sixty million) by way of faking his own kidnap.
Victor had on July 3rd reported a case of a kidnapped person in Lagos state to the police. The case was then transferred to the state’s anti-kidnapping unit, who during its investigation, traced all calls the complainant got on his phone. This led to the arrest of one Paul Okiemute. When arrested, Okiemute, confessed that Udoh staged his own kidnap to collect money from his elder brother due to his financial problems.
“Udoh was not kidnapped. It was all planned. He staged his own kidnap so that his elder brother can pay ransom.”the force spokesperson said
The suspect said he made calls to the victim’s elder brother with an unknown number demanding a ransom of N60 million.
“Udoh was later picked up and he confessed to the crime. He said he had checked into a hotel at Iyana-Ipaja area on July 3rd where he spent three nights without food and water. The suspect said he later trekked to Ifo area in Ogun state, only to return to Lagos looking frail for his story to look convincing,” said Famous-Cole said
The police say Udoh and his accomplice would be charged to court soon.
Thugs disrupt voting in Kano gubernatorial re-run election – (Video)
Governorship election rerun going on in some polling units in Kano state has been invaded by armed thugs, voters are being sent on their heels.
Video making its way on the internet shows Nigerians at Minjibir polling units running away from a point of attack by thugs.
The news coming out of Kano is disheartening. We are hearing of armed thugs attacking voters and disrupting the polls This video is out of Minjibir where voting was allegedly disrupted by armed thugs #NigeriaDecides2019 @inecnigeria @MBuhari @thecableng @PremiumTimesng pic.twitter.com/gaCPrm9H7b
— Kadaria Ahmed (@KadariaAhmed) March 23, 2019
The images below is from a tweet by a user, @_olayinka with the caption,
@APCNigeria thugs attacked @OfficialPDPNig agents and invaded the entire Polling Units in Kibiya LG.#KanoDecides2019 #KanoRerun.
AIT owner, Raymond Dokpesi, arrested at Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport
The owner of African Independent Television (AIT), Raymond Dokpesi has been arrested at Nnamdi Azikiwe airport for reasons unrevealed.
The news is coming from the verified Twitter account of the television network, they wrote.
“Breaking: Chief Raymond Dokpesi has been arrested at Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport on return from medical treatment /operation at the American Hospital Dubai. Reasons have not been given yet for the arrest”.
Following the news, Chief Raymond has been released, according to the update from AIT.
UPDATE: Media magnate, Raymond Dokpesi, has been released after over an hour of detention at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, on Friday afternoon.”
Let’s talk about Raymond Dokpesi.
According to online sources, Dokpesi is Nigerian media businessman born in 1951 in Ibadan, Nigeria. His parents are from Agenebode, Edo state in a family including six sisters siblings. He entered the Nigerian mass media industry with his company DAAR Communications and set-up the Nigerian TV network Africa Independent Television (AIT).
Raymond Dokpesi was the organising committee chairman of the People’s Democratic Party national conference in 2015.
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