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Man Arraigned For Kidnapping 72 Year Old Man And Demanding N5m Ransom

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One 27-year-old man, Aaron Mubo, has today been arrested and arraigned before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, after he allegedly abducted a septuagenarian and demanded a sum of N5million ransom for his release.

Mubo is standing trial on a two-count of kidnap and demanding ransom. He however pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecutor, Seargent Kehinde Omisakin, told the court that the accused committed the offences on October 8, 2016 in Epe-Ikorodu.

Mubo was said to have kidnapped Adeola Ogunyemi, 72, and asked his family to pay a ransom of N5million to secure his release.

She said the offences contravened Sections 2 and 3 of the Kidnapping Prohibition Law of Lagos State, 2017.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs O.A. Komolafe, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The magistrate also ordered that the sureties must be gainfully employed, and adjourned the case until May 16 for hearing.

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Man Reveals Why He Decided To Kidnap And Murder His Cousin

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A 36-year-old man has been arrested by the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) for planning to kidnap and murder his cousin.

According to the police, Abubakar Halilu lured his cousin who is a businesswoman to a kidnapper’s den in the Galadimawa area of Kaduna State so he would not repay a sum of N1.4 million he was owing her.

When he was asked how he incurred such a huge amount of debt from his cousin he replied that she had bought some tricycles at a value of  N3.9 million and gave them to him on hire purchase.

He alleged that he paid 2.5 million out of the money, with 1.4 million left to pay which he had no plans of paying.

Halilu revealed that the day she was abducted he asked her to accompany him to collect some money from someone that was owing him.

The suspect also alleged that he ought to have completed payment of the money by December 2020 but he could not meet up. When his cousin asked him for the money he appealed to her to go along with him to recover his money from a debtor she obliged and they left together. Before leaving he called the kidnappers to plan out their mode of operation.

When they got there, both of them were kidnapped and separated. Halilu said his plan was to kill her after the kidnappers collected a ransom for N100m but unfortunately for him she escaped.

He said: “I was supposed to have finished payment in December 2020. The total amount was N3.9 million. I have paid her N2.5 million, remaining a balance of N1.4 million

“When she called to ask for the balance, I told her I was going to collect my money from someone. After discussing with the person I claimed owed me money, I lured her to accompany me to collect the money from the person but took her to bandits in Galadimawa.

“Before I got there, I had discussed with the kidnappers. I knew them at the farm I was going to in Kubu area. I knew they were kidnappers. They were about five in number. In the camp, they have about 50 different gangs. They took me to their house. They have houses in the bush. They have huts where they keep kidnapped victims.

“So, as we arrived the place, they kidnapped both of us and took us into the bush and separated us. My plan was for them to kill her.”

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Man Who Won Over N410m In Lottery Says He Simply Wants To Buy Slippers And Toothbrush

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A man who has won N410m in a lottery has revealed that he will be buying a new pair of slippers and an electric toothbrush.

Brian Nelson a 26-year-old man who won the lottery said he simply wants to splurge on a good pair of flip-flops and an electric toothbrush.

He stated that he was not interested in purchasing expensive things, according to WSBTV.

Florida lottery officials made this known in a news release.

He said: “I’m just looking forward to upgrading to an electric toothbrush and splurging on a good pair of flip flops,” Brian told lottery officials on Tuesday, October 19, in a news release.” 

Brian, accompanied by his fiancee of one month travelled to Tallahassee to claim his prize.  Lottery officials revealed that he won the money after buying a KSh 2,000 (N7,411.78) Gold Rush Limited scratch-off ticket at a Quik Mart in Leesburg.

He won a sum of $1m(N410,910,000) which he will be receiving in a one-time, lump-sum payment.

In other news, a 26-year-old man from Kaduna state has put himself up for sale.

The man identified as Aliyu Na Idris who is a tailor by profession said his decision to put himself up for sale was because of the hardship in the country.

Idris has been on the street for five days carrying a placard that says “This man is for sale for N20 million.”

The young man said he started his journey from Kaduna but moved back to Kano when he could not find a buyer. He said people offered him N300,000, N5m, and N10m but he refused Daily Trust reports.

He said: “Even though many people have offered me various prices of N10m, N5m and N300,000 in Kano, I refused because the amount is less than what I expected.” Read more

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Man Puts Himself Up For Sale Due To Hardship In The Country

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A 26-year-old man from Kaduna state has put himself up for sale.

The man identified as Aliyu Na Idris who is a tailor by profession said his decision to put himself up for sale was because of the hardship in the country.

Idris has been on the street for five days carrying a placard that says “This man is for sale for N20 million.”

The young man said he started his journey from Kaduna but moved back to Kano when he could not find a buyer. He said people offered him N300,000, N5m, and N10m but he refused Daily Trust reports.

He said: “Even though many people have offered me various prices of N10m, N5m and N300,000 in Kano, I refused because the amount is less than what I expected.”

He also noted that his tailoring business crashed due to a financial crisis and he began to lose his customers. He stated that he opted to sell himself due to his ongoing problems.

When he was asked what he plans to use the money for, he said that he will be spending it on his parents, the state he was bought, on those who helped him advertise, and also for his upkeep.

He said: “I will give my parents N10m; I will give N5m as tax to the state where I was bought, the person who helped in advertising me will be rewarded with N2m while the remaining N3m will be kept for me under the care of the person who buys me for my daily upkeep.”

Idris has also stated that if no one buys him he will move to another state

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