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A woman identified as Juliet Phillips and her mother as well as a retired director in the Community Development Department of the Ministry of Women Affairs in Delta State, Collins Ogbor have been arrested over alleged stealing and sale of a 2-year-old boy in Delta State. It was gathered that the trio were arrested at Idogbo in Ikpoba-Okah Local Government Area of Edo State by officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force from the “A” Division in Warri.

The prime suspect, Juliet Phillips, who operate an illegal orphanage, Godswill Ophanage at Ekpan community near Newton Agbofodo’s compound allegedly stole baby Testimony, a twin from the mother, believed to be close to imbecility, on November 28,2018. Phillips, it was learnt, took the two-year-old baby to Deliverance Orphanage operated by her mother in Ozoro community in Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State.

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It was from the Deliverance Orphanage, which is registered with the Delta State Government, that the little boy was sold (adopted) to a pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, in Edo State at the rate of nine hundred thousand naira. A woman identified as Juliet Phillips and her mother as well as a retired director in the Community Development Department of the Ministry of Women Affairs in Delta State, Collins Ogbor have been arrested over alleged stealing and sale of a 2-year-old boy in Delta State. Woman kidnaps 2-year-old boy in Delta, sells him to pastor. It was gathered that the trio were arrested at Idogbo in Ikpoba-Okah Local Government Area of Edo State by officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force from the “A” Division in Warri. The prime suspect, Juliet Phillips, who operate an illegal orphanage, Godswill Ophanage at Ekpan community near Newton Agbofodo’s compound allegedly stole baby Testimony, a twin from the mother, believed to be close to imbecility, on November 28,2018.

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Phillips, it was learnt, took the two-year-old baby to Deliverance Orphanage operated by her mother in Ozoro community in Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State. It was from the Deliverance Orphanage, which is registered with the Delta State Government, that the little boy was sold (adopted) to a pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, in Edo State at the rate of nine hundred thousand naira. Juliet said the vulnerable woman should pay for her own transportation because she can only afford to pay for herself. Already Juliet under pretence of help, backed one of the children (the boy) as the two of them were sleeping. Immediately they arrived Igbudu market, Juliet hurriedly paid for herself before they got down from the Keke and before the woman finish paying and collecting her balance from the commercial tricycle operator, Juliet disappeared with the child she backed. Daily Post learnt that the vulnerable woman cried over her missing child in Effurun market, drawing the attention of sympathizers.

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In the process, the President of the Nigerian Welfare Fund, Comrade Joshua Omorere was called and after carefully listening to the plight of the woman, incidented the matter to the police, who promptly launched investigation into the matter which led to the arrests of the trio.

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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End SARS: Looters of NYSC camp will be apprehended, prosecuted – IGP, Adamu

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The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has said that hoodlums who made away with items meant for corps members would be arrested and made to face the law.

Adamu said this on Friday after inspecting the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) camp in Kubwa, Abuja, NAN reports.

“It is very unfortunate that the camp was looted as we went round to see the destruction made by the hoodlums.

”The camp meant for the training of youths to enable them contribute to the development of the country has turned out to be the focus of looters.

“However, it is a good thing that corps members were not in camp during the unfortunate incident because it would have been a disaster,” he said.

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He also revealed that some of the items have been recovered, while some of the hoodlums have been arrested.

“A total number of 53 suspects have been arrested so far and would be charged to court.

“I urge Nigerians to report anyone suspected to be in possession of the looted items to the nearest law enforcement agency.

“For those hoodlums who broke into this facility and stole, we will ensure that we track them and prosecute them,” Adamu added.

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Osun Govt Begins Payment Of New Minimum Wage From November 1, Lifts Embargo On Promotions, Conversion

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The Osun State government on Friday announced that with effect from November 1, it will begin the payment of new minimum wage to its civil servants throughout the state.

The government also announced the lifting of the ban on annual salary increment and also embargo on promotions and conversions with immediate effect in order to encourage workers in the state.

The state government said these decisions followed the perusal of the recommendations of the government/labour committee that was set up to work out the modalities for resolving all workers’ welfare-related issues.

 

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The state governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola, who announced the state government’s decision in his Twitter handle, further said he hoped the decision will make the workers to continue to put in their best in the state,

According to his tweet: “I’m delighted to announce that the implementation of the new minimum wage for Osun State workers will commence on November 1, 2020.

“This follows the perusal of the recommendations of Government/Labour Committee that we set up to work out the modalities for resolving all workers’ welfare-related issues.

“Additionally, we’ve lifted the ban on annual salary increment which was done in 2012. Embargo on promotions and conversions is also lifted with immediate effect. This is in fulfilment our administration’s pledge to give the welfare of our workers the deserved attention.

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“I appreciate Labour Leaders and the entire workforce in Osun, who are our allies in the race to deliver stellar services to our people, for their selflessness, understanding, perseverance and love for our state.

“You’re the reasons why, in spite of the economic storms, Osun still remains strong and outstanding in the comity of states.”

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