The Lagos State Government through the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso has announced that no death was recorded in the collapse of the seven-story building under construction on Banana Island, Ikoyi on 13th April 2023. Omotoso disclosed that 25 people have been rescued from the site with about 16 people sustaining moderate injuries and 9 others with minor injuries. He also stated that no one was trapped in the rubble, those with minor injuries have been treated and discharged while others are been admitted at General Hospital, Oda, and Police Falomo.
Hushpuppi’s Accomplice Pleads Guilty
Olalekan Jacob Ponle, popularly known as Mr. Woodberry has pleaded guilty to wire fraud and has agreed to forfeit $8 million in proceeds of crime as well as luxury cars and items in a plea deal. Woodberry is a known accomplice to the now-imprisoned cyber fraudster, Ramon Abbas, better known as Hushpuppi. The district court for Northern Illinois, US has set July 11 for Woodberry's sentencing.
NAPTIP Arrests Sextortion Syndicate In FCT
The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons (NAPTIP) has announced it has arrested some cultists, who are members of a sextortion syndicate operating in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). This was disclosed on Tuesday in a statement issued by the Director-General (DG) of NAPTIP, Fatima Waziri-Azi, stating that the response by the Agency was a result of several complaints from victims and stakeholders.
Kidnapped Nasarawa Former Deputy Gov Regains Freedom
A former deputy governor of Nasarawa State, Prof. Onje Gye-Wado has been released after he was kidnapped on Thursday by gunmen at his country home in Rinza village, Wamba Local Government Area of the state. This development was confirmed on Monday by Nasarawa State, Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ramham Nansel.
Kaduna State: Bandits Abduct 10 Secondary School Students
According to reports, on Monday, bandits abducted more than 10 students of Government Secondary School, Awon, a day school located in Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna State. This was disclosed on Tuesday in a statement issued by the state Commissioner for the Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan.