Popular Actress Dead, Famous Pastor Accused Of Rape, Buhari Media Warns US Congress

Ignore Bishop Kukah, He Is ‘Mischievous’- Buhari Media Warns US Congress

The Buhari Media Organization, BMO, has warned US parliamentarians to beware of Bishop Mathew Kukah, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto.

The group in a statement sent to POLITICS NIGERIA, branded the clergyman as ‘mischievous’ over his recent virtual testimony at the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the United States of America’s Congress.

Kukah made a presentation criticizing the Buhari administration and revealing alleged government-sanctioned persecution of Christians in Nigeria.

However, in a statement signed by its Chairman Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary Cassidy Madueke, the group accused Kukah of ‘deliberate mischief’.

“Like many Nigerians, we were aghast to watch Bishop Kukah, a key leader of the National Peace Committee (NPC), making a presentation before a US Congress commission about alleged government-sanctioned persecution of Christians that is clearly at variance with the realities on the ground.”

“We make bold to say that issues of banditry and insurgency in some parts of Northern Nigeria are pure criminality, not necessarily sectarian, and we are seriously concerned that Kukah who admitted in his testimony that Muslims have also been targeted, would even attempt to present criminal matters as religious cleansing or systemic persecution of Christians.”

“In fact, all indications point to the Muslim community suffering more attacks from criminal elements in the North than the picture the Catholic Bishop painted to the Americans about a worse situation for Christians in the past 10 years.”

“More worrisome is the suggestion by Father Kukah that the Buhari administration is not only helpless but also not willing to deal decisively with bandits. Our position is that this line of thought can only be pushed by an unrepentant government critic who has deliberately refused to acknowledge the work that the administration and the military have been doing to stem the tide of banditry and other security challenges in the land.”

“We simply wonder how someone who lives and works in Sokoto would not be aware of the several bombing raids by the Nigeria Air Force on bandits’ locations in neighbouring Zamfara State, including the most recent one that killed at least 120 bandits in Sububu forest the day before his skewed testimony before the US Congress.”

“Bishop Kukah’s case is not that of innocent ignorance. It is deliberate mischief because there is no way a public affairs analyst like him would not know that no administration has done more than the current one in 20 years to boost the operational efficiency of the Police and other security agencies”.

“We want to advice American Parliamentarians to be wary of the Catholic Bishop who, although he is the Secretary of the National Peace Committee (NPC), he has hardly done anything to facilitate national peace. Rather, he takes regular potshots at the Buhari administration.”
Source – Politics Nigeria

Adult Film Star, Dahlia Sky Found Dead Aged 31 In Suspected Suicide

American Adult film star, Dahlia Sky has died at the age of 31 in a ‘potential suicide’.

The body of Sky was found inside a car in the San Fernando Valley, LA, around 8 pm on June 30, with authorities currently treating it as a suspected suicide.

The 31-year-old was believed to have been battling stage four breast cancer for several years.

LAPD detective, Dave Peteque, told Adult Video News (AVN) that Sky was discovered with a fatal gunshot wound, and that police officials are awaiting autopsy results from the LA County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office.”

The case is being investigated as a potential suicide, with Peteque saying that a cause of suicide is ‘what the investigation is leaning towards, and there’s no evidence at this time that there’s any foul play’.

The owner of JHP Films, Hans, told the adult industry publication how he was devastated by the news: “During her last year, I spoke to her several times about life. It was not an easy ride for her.”

He went on to add: “This will take a long time to get over, if it’s even possible. Dahlia Sky, you beautiful soul, you funny, complicated, and warm-hearted friend! I am going to miss you so much.”
Source – Linda Ikeji

Pastor Accused Of Sexually Assaulting, Raping 20-Year-Old Woman In Nigeria

A pastor from Jesus Alive Word Refiners International Church, Port Harcourt is under investigation for the alleged rape of a 20-year-old woman.

He was identified as Pastor Tony Daniel after a rape case was reported to the human rights advocacy group, Centre for Basic Rights Protection and Accountability Campaign.

According to the victim whose name was not revealed, Pastor Daniel allegedly raped her violently and got help from two others – a choir mistress and a female church member. Aside from that, the pastor allegedly gave her a substance (believed to be “juju”) after the incident to make sure she would not reveal the ordeal.

“Twenty One Year Old Lady has reported to Centre For Basic Rights Protection And Accountability Campaign how a Choir mistress and a Female Church member held her while the Pastor of a new generation church in Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria raped her violently and gave her substance suspected to be ‘juju’ after the incident to swear that she will not tell anybody,” their Facebook post read.

The incident went down after the victim was reportedly invited by the pastor to settle issues that the woman had with his wife.

Based on records, it appears this was not the first time that the pastor had been embroiled in a sexual scandal.

On Mar. 19, 2020, Pastor Daniel was detained at the Azikiwe Divisional Police headquarters following a complaint from a certain Ndidi Austin. It appears he caught his wife in a hotel with the pastor at that time. Pastor Daniel denied the allegations.
Source – Latin Times

Man Beats Pregnant Wife To Death In Adamawa

The police has arrested one Robert Mede for reportedly beating his pregnant wife to death.

The suspect who is being detained at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Police headquarters in Yola, is said to come from Bodere village in Ribadu District of Fufore Local Government Area of the state.

Recounting how the incident occurred, he told Daily Trust that he had on July 4 told his friend, Mustapha to help him convince his wife to come back home after she went to her parents’ house over an issue they had.

According to Mede, while waiting for his friend to plead on his behalf around 8:00pm, his late wife came out, held his neck and accused him of cheating on her. He claimed that after his wife dragged him into their house and forced him to the ground, he rose up and hit her with a stick on her waist.

The beating affected her condition and she was rushed to a hospital. She was reportedly expected to undergo blood transfusion, but her health deteriorated and she died on the 9th of July, 2021.

Mede told the publication that he regrets his actions. The state police spokesperson, Sulaiman Yahaya Nguroje confirmed the incident, saying the accused will soon be charged to court.
Source – Linda Ikeji

NUJ Declares 7 Days To Mourn Journalist Killed By Armed Robbers In Ondo

Sun News reports that the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ondo State Council, has declared seven days of mourning to honour a departed colleague, Mr Olubunmi Afuye, who was killed on Thursday when armed robbers stormed a bank.

Afuye, popularly known as ‘BUMBAM’, was killed alongside two people, including a policeman and motorcyclist, on Thursday at Ilara-Mokin in Ifedore Local Government Area.

This was contained in a statement signed by the NUJ State Chairman, Mr Adetona Aderoboye, and Mr Leke Adegbite-Adedoyin, the State Secretary in Akure.

Afuye worked with the Ondo State Radiovision Corporation (OSRC) and Orange FM before he resigned to join Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, as its new Public Relations Officer (PRO).

The statement stated that NUJ Ondo council on Thursday received the news of the gruesome killing of one of its members in a bank robbery with grief and disbelief.

“His untimely killing by dare-devil armed robbers at Ilara-Mokin is the highest level of callousness, wickedness and unforgivable act of cutting short the life of one of our Brightest, Cerebral and Versatile colleagues.

“It is indeed a case of ‘Sunset at Noon’ in Ondo State journalism fraternity,” it said.

The statement further said that the NUJ would missed his huge contributions to Ondo NUJ and unionism in the state as he anchored the 2020 December’s Press Week and Workers’ Day celebrations free of charge.

It said that many of its members have also benefitted from his media expertise.

“We register our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the wife, children, family, Media Professionals (especially ORANGE FM/OSRC), friends and Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, where Bunmi was recently appointed as the Public Relations Officer, over this irreparable loss.

“We equally condole families and colleagues of the policeman and motorcyclist killed in the bank robbery.

“While declaring Seven Days of Mourning, the Ondo NUJ demands that security operatives should do everything humanly possible to bring the perpetrators of the heinous act to justice within shortest time,” it said.
Source – Tori

20 Suspected Yahoo Boys Arrested in Katsina (Photo)

At least 20 internet fraudsters have been arrested in Katsina by men of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The suspected internet fraudsters were apprehended in Dutsinma Local Government Area of Katsina State.

The suspects who were mostly in their early twenties were arrested by a team of operatives of the Commission.

This follows intelligence indicating that some Internet fraudsters were perpetrating fraudulent activities around Dutsinma Local Government Area of Katsina State.

A statement issued by EFCC‘s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren on Friday said on the strength of the intelligence, a team of operatives was dispatched and they effected a raid on their hideouts and arrested the suspects.

The EFCC said investigation was ongoing and that indicted suspects would be charged to court.
Source – Tori

Three Yahoo Boys Jailed In Ilorin

Justice Mohammed Sanni of the Federal High Court in Ilorin, has convicted three internet fraudsters over offences bordering on cybercrime.

The trio, Ojo David Oluwatosin, Oreoluwa Ayub and Adetoyi Sodiq, who were charged on one count each, were sentenced to six months jail each.

They were arraigned on separate counts on July 16, 2021 and pleaded guilty to their charges.

Following their guilty pleas, the facts of their cases were reviewed with Counsel to the EFCC, Andrew Akoja, leading prosecution witnesses who are operatives of the commission in evidence.

Incriminating documents including confessional statements of each suspect were tendered and admitted in evidence by the court.

Items recovered from the convicts including iPhones, HP laptop and a draft of N40,000 used as instruments of crime were also tendered and admitted in evidence.

In his judgement, Justice Sanni, pronounced the accused guilty and sentenced them to six months jail each with option of N100,000 fine each.

He also ordered the forfeiture of the iPhones, HP laptop and the N40,000 draft to the Federal government.
Source – Daily Post