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EFCC arrests 11 suspected Yahoo-Yahoo Boys in Rivers
Operatives of the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission, Port Harcourt Zonal Office have arrested 11 suspected internet fraudsters in a residential apartment in Ozuoba, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
They were arrested on Friday based on intelligence and surveillance of their suspected fraudulent activities.
The suspects are: Chineyeze Aborchi Bernard, John Amos, Pinima Onyamon, Ibifuro Kingsley, Deele Noble, Samuel Francis, Christian Mfoniso, Tenalo Doomate, Mamah Uchenna Boniface, Pedro Fortune Tyger and Ikechukwu Ugwu Ifeanyi.
Items recovered from them includes 16 mobile phones of various brands, one HP laptop, one Wi-Fi and one modem device as well as a Toyota Corolla car.
The suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded, the spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement on Friday.
Meanwhile, the Commission has commenced investigation of nine suspected illegal oil bunkerers and 15 vehicles handed over to the Port Harcourt office by the Nigerian Army.
The suspects: Emeka Kingsley, Ejianya Chigozie, Friday Okechukwu, Nwodo Daniel, Emmanuel Thomas, Danjuma Muhammed, Usman Inuwa, Chigbundu Williams and Felix Ogu Mupe were arrested by the anti-bunkering team of the 6 Division, Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, Rivers State and handed over to the EFCC on Friday.
Fifteen vehicles, comprising six trucks and nine others, were also arrested alongside the suspects.
Brigadier General G. M. Mutkut said the suspects were arrested with suspected illegally refined petroleum products from illegal bunkering sites at different locations and dates within Rivers State.
Principal Detective Superintendent Lawan Ahmed received the suspects on behalf of the EFCC.
The suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.

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Four arrested as Hausa, Yoruba clash in Ogun

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Two persons have been reportedly stabbed during a clash between Yoruba and Hausa traders at the Lafenwa Market in Abeokuta , the Ogun State capital .
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi , on Thursday confirmed the incident , but said there was no death in the crisis.
The violence was reportedly caused by the rumoured death of a Hausa trader who was allegedly hacked down by some miscreants believed to be Yoruba .
Oyeyemi said four persons had been arrested while eight knives were recovered from them after the bloody clash between the two tribes .
The PPRO said , “ The violence broke out when some Hausa petty traders refused to pay the mandatory daily market levy to the market miscreants .”

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Protest in Ondo over killing of man by bullion van

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Some youths in Akure , the Ondo State capital , on Friday staged a protest against the killing of one Ibikunle Alonge, crushed to death by a bullion van belonging to a commercial bank in the town.
Alonge was knocked along Ondo Road , at Fanibi Area of Akure , on Thursday . It was alleged that the bullion van and the police escorts abandoned the corpse of the deceased on the road and drove away .
The youths started the protest at Oshinle Area, chanting various solidarity songs, and headed to the palace of the Deji of Akure , Oba Aladelusi Aladetoyinbo, to express their displeasure over the incident .
They urged the police to reveal the identity of the driver of the bullion van .
Addressing the protesters, the Chief of staff to the monarch , Chief Toyin Aladetoyinbo, appealed to the youth not to take law into their hands , saying the palace would ensure police got to the root of the matter .
A brother of the deceased , Mr Segun Marcel , who described the incident as unfortunate, called on the state police command to launch a manhunt for the hit – and-run bullion van driver .
He said , “This is sad. When the incident happened yesterday ( Thursday ) , it took the police over three hours to come over to the hospital and they could not tell us the bank the bullion van belongs to. We are demanding justice and they should ensure justice is done on the incident .”
One of the friends of the deceased , Michael Lawrence , said the driver of the bullion van left its lane to hit Alonge.
He said , “When the bullion was coming , he tried to move aside but they just hit him beside the road . Bullion van drivers are reckless on the road ; the government should put a check on this and we want justice to be done on this matter .”

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