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Thieves steal $13m worth of cocaine from custody of police

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Thieves have stolen 541 kilogrammes of cocaine worth around $13 million from the police in South Africa.

The drugs were held inside the office of the Hawks special unit in the town of Port Shepstone in the eastern province of KwaZulu-Natal at the weekend, the police announced on Tuesday.

The thieves entered the building through a window and then managed to break into the reinforced cabinets where the seized drugs were being stored.

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South Africa plays an important role as a transit country for the illegal trade in Latin American cocaine, especially for onward transport towards Australia, Europe, and Hong Kong.

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Super Eagles’ goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye’s girlfriend shows support for him after their AFCON lost to Tunisia

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After the Nigerian squad were sent home from  2021 AFCON following a 1 – 0 defeat to Tunisia in the Round of 16 on Sunday, Super Eagles goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye’s stunning girlfriend has taken to Instagram to show support for her man.

This is coming after Okoye was slammed online for his performance in the game, which was seen as poor because
he failed to stop a long-range shot which sent the Super Eagles out of the tournament.

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Despite the many criticism on the keeper, his  girlfriend  Jelicia westhoff took to his Instagram story,  and showed her support for her him, praising him for his effort.

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Senator drags estranged wife of Fani-Kayode to court over alleged defamation

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A former senator,  Grace Bent has dragged Precious Chikwendu, estranged wife of former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode to the Federal High Court, Abuja over alleged defamation of character.

When the matter was called on Monday, however, Chikwendu was absent in court and there was no legal representation on her behalf.

Joseph Offor who announced his appearance for the prosecution said that he was holding the brief of  Victor Okoye who was away in Lagos.

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Offor told the court that he had little information about the case and so could not explain why Chikwendu and her legal team were absent in court.

The trial judge, Justice Obiora Egwuatu subsequently adjourned the matter until March 10 for arraignment.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Chikwendu, an ex-beauty queen had, through her social media handle, accused Bent of using the police to intimate her with regards to the feud between her and her former husband.

Bent, however, in a statement, described the allegation as “very weighty” adding that she was consulting with her legal team and would not hesitate to seek appropriate legal redress.

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Bent, who is a close friend and longtime political associate of Fani-Kayode, has debunked the allegations, describing it as a “very weighty” one that carries “assassination tendencies and intendment.”

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