JUST IN: Popular Islamic Cleric found dead in his car

A reknowned islamic cleric has been found dead in his car after being declared missing.

The Imam of Atiba, Odogbolu area of Ijebu in ogun state, Bakare Mushafau was found lifeless in his vehicle on Thursday.

The cleric who was in his 60’s was declared missing after friends, family and colleagues could not reach him on phone as several calls went unanswered. The matter was lodged in a police station and initially thought to be a case of Kidnapping.

However, Detectives found the corpse of the cleric in his car in Ikangba, Odogbolu LGA of the state. Confirming the incident, Ogun police PRO, Oyeyemi Abimbola revealed that there were no injuries or signs of struggle on the body.

He said; “Yesterday, police from Obalende Division, while on patrol, saw an Highlander jeep packed by the roadside, but they went on their own.”

“While coming back, the car was still at the same spot. This made them to check and they discovered that the man was dead in the car. There was no sign of violence in his body at all.”

“We learnt that the man was hypertensive.”

Source – Politics Nigeria


Vatsa’s Execution: IBB had no other Choice – Major Akilu opens up

Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, popularly known as IBB, did not go out of his way to victimise late Maj.-Gen. Mamman Vatsa during the military trial that directed execution of Vatsa.

Retired Gen. Haliru Akilu, a former Director of National Intelligence and Director of Military Intelligence at various times in the 1990s, disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja.

Akilu said that the loyalty and empathy of IBB for especially his friends and family did not conform with the narrative about the role of then Head of State.
On March 5, 1986, he was executed by the military regime of IBB, who was his childhood friend, following a military tribunal conviction for treason associated with an abortive coup.

“When you know Gen. Babangida, you will understand that these narratives did not fit the picture. As the leader then, IBB had to follow the right process of the military trials of any act of treason and there are persons bestowed with that responsibility,” he said.

Akilu said that with time the various legacies of IBB would be brough out for the future generation to learn and understand that every Nigeria’s leader contributed immensely to national development.

“IBB laid solid infrastructural development for the Nation during his regime. We have that bringing the Federal Capital of the country back to Abuja. This was a great decision that only leaders of IBB’s capacity can do.

“The second is the building of military barracks in Abuja, the building of the National Assembly Complex, the Aso Rock Villa (State House), the Federal Secretariat as well as economic and social empowerment of Nigerians, especially women with the establishment of the Better Life for Rural Women as MAMSER.”
Similarly, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, a politician and businessman, said the legacies of IBB must be given prominence through adequate information from the general in order to dispel the negative narrative about his regime.

He said the IBB he knows was a stateman that should be emulated by the young Nigerians in order to build a better Nation.

Source – Daily Independemt


Kano Islamic Police Arrested Us In Our Hostels, Conducted HIV, Pregnancy Tests On Us—Bayero University Student Narrates Ordeal With Hisbah

Apostgraduate student of Bayero University Kano has narrated her encounter with officials of the Islamic police, Hisbah corps.

The lady told SaharaReporters that Hisbah officials barged into her hostel some months ago while she was cooking and arrested her because she had a male guest with her.

She said she was taken to a building alongside the male guest where she saw 30 other students of the institution and some others who were not students.

According to her, they were detained for about a day or two within which the Hisbah officials conducted HIV and pregnancy tests on them.

She alleged that the officers forcibly gave abortion pills to one of them whose pregnancy test was positive.

She said the victim cried bitterly.

She further alleged that the officers requested sex in exchange for their freedom while others were released on bail ranging from N15, 000 to N20, 000.

She said, “I had an encounter with Hisbah about two months ago. I am currently a master’s student at BUK. Hisbah officers barged into my room, they met me with a male guest. I was cooking, they knocked and I opened the door. They arrested us both and took us to a building of theirs, held us hostage for a day.

“They took our phones from us. We met other people there, many others. About 30 students of BUK or more while others were non-students. They had arrested some prostitutes too. All of us were held at the same building. While we were there, some funny things happened.

“The Hisbah officials conducted HIV and pregnancy tests for everyone there. Those who tested positive for HIV were taken to the hospital and one person’s pregnancy test was positive.

“She was given a drug to abort the pregnancy without her consent, this happened in the same building where they took us hostage. When we confronted the woman who gave the pills for the abortion because she claimed to be a health worker, the woman said they were doing that because the girls were prostitutes.

“The girl cried so hard. She cried from the pain of the forceful abortion and losing her child. I saw her washed blood. They gave her N500 to buy food.

“While we were also there, the Hisbah boys were asking girls there to have sex with them, saying they would release them. Some ladies there slept with them in the building, then let them go.

“One of the boys physically abused me. He didn’t rape me because it was in the open. But he was touching sensitive parts of my body. I could only hit his hand.

“I boldly told them I was not aware that men can’t visit me. I have men in my class, in my church, in my house. Most of the occupants in my house are men. Why will they take me?

“They asked for ‘a ransom’ (bail money) from everyone there. I didn’t pay though because my uncle came and took me home. I didn’t pay a dime but others paid between N15, 000 and N20, 000. I thought our school would come for us.



Nigeria’s Anti-drug Agency Intercepts Bandits On Attack Mission With AK-47 Rifles, 78 Rounds Of Live Ammunition

Three armed bandits on an attack mission in Katsina State have been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

The suspects: Adamu Shehu, Tukur Mohammed, and Ibrahim Suleiman were reportedly in possession of three AK-47 rifles and other dangerous items.

The NDLEA officials also arrested an alleged manufacturer of heavy weapons, Celestine Chidiebere Christian, with a high calibre G3 rifle, seventy-eight (78) rounds of life ammunition (RLA) of 7.62mm calibre, and five empty shells.

The suspect was arrested in Benue while trying to move the heavy weapon and ammunition to Jos, Plateau State.

The arrests and seizures were made at the NDLEA checkpoints in the two states where narcotic officers stop and search vehicles for illicit drugs.

Speaking while handing over the high calibre G3 rifle and the suspects to the anti-narcotics body in Abuja, the agency’s Chief Executive Officer, Mohamed Buba Marwa said NDLEA will sustain its support for other security agencies to ensure law and order in the country.

“For us at NDLEA, we’ll continue to do our best with our highly dedicated officers and men to cut off accessibility to illicit drugs by criminal gangs by blocking the trafficking of these psychoactive and psychotropic substances.

”In doing this, we’ll not shy away from complementing the efforts of other security agencies, especially our armed forces in our collective bid to restore security and maintain law and order in all parts of the country.

”The three armed bandits were arrested by our officers on patrol in Malumfashi LGA of Katsina on Thursday, 5th August, on their way from Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna state to Kankara Local Government Area in Katsina for another devilish mission. A Toyota Corolla car with registration number – Kaduna TRK 149 AE, three AK-47 rifles with magazines and ammunition, different types of charms, rings, cash, and other items were recovered from them,” he said.

He said he had directed that the three suspects be handed over to the Army Brigade in Katsina for further investigation.
Source – Sahara Reporters