The operatives of the Makurdi Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Saturday, arrested five suspected internet fraudsters in Makurdi, Benue State.
The suspects who are alleged to be involved in internet-related fraud are; Enekwache Bright, Amih Dominic, Achir David, David Atese and Anongo Angela.
They were arrested in Makurdi based on some verified intelligence on their alleged criminal activities.
Items recovered from them include mobile phones and several incriminating documents.
The suspects, according to a statement from the commission, will be charged to Court as soon as the investigation is concluded.
Two hotel workers die in their sleep in Calabar
Two hotel workers have died in a hotel facility (names withheld) in Calabar Municipality local government area of Cross River State.
The lifeless bodies of the workers were discovered in a room on Saturday
The deceased are 18 -year-old Joseph Enagu Onya from lkom LGA in and Daniel Asuatang Mathew from Akwa Ibom State.
The duo who had been working in the hotel for nine months, were said to have been found with foams on their mouths.
A source who spoke to Leadership on condition of anonymity stated that the duo cooked on Saturday, adding that the next morning their bodies were discovered.
According to the source, the only thing that could have caused the deceased death would have been generator fumes if there was no electricity supply, adding that none of the generating plants was turned on.
A family source blamed the management of the hotel for failing to rush the deceased to hospital for medical attention.
The source stated, “After they discovered that they were dead, why didn’t they immediately inform the police.
“Whatever the hotel is trying to hide will be brought to limelight as we are ready to go the whole nine yards to know what happened to our son. There is no amount of money they can use to cover this up,” the source added.
The Cross River State police public relations officer, SP Irene Ugbo who confirmed the incident said that it was an unfortunate development.
Ugbo assured that the police would do everything to get to the bottom of the matter.
“Preliminary investigation has been carried out , samples have also been taken , the commissioner of police have also ordered that the case be transferred to the state Criminal Investigation Department , CID, for further investigation, their remains would be taken for post mortem, we will get to the root.
“We are leaving no stone unturned in this matter, we are also have the manager of the hotel in custody and we have sealed off the facility as we speak,” he said.
2023: Segun Adewale (Aeroland) emerges Lagos West PDP Senatorial Candidate
The INEC officers, having sighted the list and affirmed it to be the authentic one, called out delegates’ names from each local of the government and were identified by the party chairmen in their respective locality before they were handed the ballot paper to cast their votes.
The returning officer, Mr. Daniel Ugochibaiye, while announcing the result disclosed that there were 356 eligible voters from the senatorial district, while only two votes were voided.
In his acceptance speech, Adewale expressed appreciation to party delegates, among others, declaring that all hands needed to be on deck to wrest power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State.
The party chieftain assured that he would work assiduously, to ensure other aspirants not so favoured were brought into the fold to ensure the required synergy at the poll for better delivery.
The PDP candidate, however, warned that internal wrangling within the PDP was counterproductive, maintaining that the task ahead demanded a united and formidable front to come out victorious in the 2023 General Elections.
“What I intend doing is total reconciliation especially with the aspirant contesting the seat with me in the person of Hon. Yomi Ogungbe.
“I need to meet with him and ensure we settle our differences before moving to the main elections because if we don’t come together and work as a team, there is no way anybody can win APC in Lagos.
“You can remember, if Tinubu can go to the national and work for Buhari and Buhari won twice, it is not going to be easy, unseating that same person in Lagos.
“So for us to go out to the field to contest against APC we have to tidy up all the differences in the house, that is what I am doing first,” he said.
He charged the electorates to get registered and make good use of their votes, adding that it was not enough to vote on the day of election, but should ensure they protect their votes as, according to him, that is how to secure a better Nigeria.
“To the electorate, they’ve seen it all, a lot of people are suffering now, they need to just get registered and go and vote on that day next year.
“It is not enough for them to vote, they have to stay and secure their votes, that is the way things can get better in Nigeria. It is not enough to go on WhatsApp platform and be talking about desired changes on social media, you have to participate in politics and governance for us to see a new Nigeria,” Adewale said.
Speaking further, Otunba Adewale, while further expressing his appreciation, thanked the former Deputy National Chairman of PDP, Chief Olabode George; for giving him the opportunity and Dr Olajide Adediran (Jandor), one of the party’s governorship aspirants, “for going all out and giving me the opportunity to work with him.”
“It is not my making, I really want to thank God for that because I really did not put much effort compared to 2015 and I am getting results.
“I want to also thank my leader Chief Bode George for giving me the opportunity and Olajide Adediran (Jandor) for going all out and giving me the opportunity to work with him.
“I also want to thank my sister here, Hon Rita Orji because I say am not really interested in contesting this time because of the different tendencies in our party. A lot of people are fighting but she kept encouraging me,” he said.
“Now this is the first hurdle I am crossing, I am so overwhelmed and I thank God,” he concluded.