I am not fighting Igbos- Governor Wike

Nyesom Wike, Governor of Rivers State has reportedly declared that he is not at war with the Igbos but members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. The Governor made the clarification when he played host to Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) today, Friday at the Government House, Port Harcourt. According to him, those who did not understand his actions believe he is at war with Igbos in Rivers State. “Those who don’t understand our actions are saying we are fighting the Igbo.” He alleged that IPOB members hijacked the #EndSARS protest in the state and raked havoc on public and private facilities. Justifying his recent executive order banning the group, he accused its members of killing six army officers and four policemen, burning police stations and court buildings. “I don’t support criminality. IPOB killed six army officers, four policemen, burnt police stations and court buildings. This is Rivers State. Go to Oyigbo and see the level of destruction”, he said. The Governor wondered why the group failed to channel whatever grievances they have against the Government to the right quarters but resulted to killing innocent citizens and destroying public property. He noted that Government will be forced to use meagre resources it has in rebuilding infrastructure damaged by IPOB members.

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Popular Nollywood actress arraigned in court for stealing N7million worth of property in Lagos

Talented Yoruba actress Yetunde Akilapa has been arraigned before the Ikeja Magistrate Court for stealing valuables worth about N7 million from Adeboye Lamidi’s home in Ketu area of Lagos. Daily post reported that recently, the 32-year-old actress was caught breaking into a home when she was arrested. The actress who lives at No 7, Oladelola street, Ketu, is currently standing a trial on a three count charge which she pleaded not guilty. According to the police prosecutor, Benson Emuerhi, he revealed to the court that the Akilapa committed the offence on Wednesday, June 27 at No 14/16, Mutairu street, Shangisha, Ketu area of Lagos. Emuerhi said: “Akilapa used a different key to unlock the door of the complainant house but was caught in the act.” He further alleged that the accused on November 16, 2015 at about 3.00 pm also broke into the residence of one Oyinlola Tuga by unlocking her door with the help of a master key. He said: “Tuga alleged that after raising alarm that his house had been burgled, his neighbours told him that they saw the accused parked her car with registration no: MUS 689 CZ in front of the complainant’s house. They challenged her and found the stolen items and a bunch of keys on her. The accused was apprehended and handed over to the police at Ifako police station.” It could be recalled that in 2013, Yetunde Akilapa was sent to Kirikiri prison for few months and on January 12, 2014, she was caught again while trying to steal using a bunch of master keys hidden inside her brassiere at Magodo Phase 2, Lagos. The offences contravened sections 287, 307 and 308 of the criminal law of Lagos state, 2015 (revised) and section 287 stipulates a three-year jail term for stealing, while section 307 prescribes seven years for burglary. The Magistrate, Olufunke Sule-Amzat, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200,000 with two responsible sureties as she adjourned the case to October[…]

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