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Offa Robbery: Hotel Owner, Workers, Guests Arrested By Police

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Offa Bank Robbery
Offa Bank Robbery

Offa Bank Robbery

Xontec Hotel Workers, Owner Arraigned In Respect To Offa Bank Robbery

A Magistrate Court in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, has arraigned the owner of Xontec Hotel on Igosun Road, Offa, in the Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State, Mr. Kadir Surajudeen, and members of his staff for failing to give police credible information on the Offa bank robbery.

Four guests who were present at the hotel when the robbers allegedly lodged in the Xontec Hotel were also arraigned in the court.

Information gathered by Naija News has it that the robbers who ransacked five banks in Offa lodged in the hotel before going for the operation.

Further investigation into the story has it that the hotel owners and its staff were arraigned on two counts of criminal conspiracy and causing disappearance of evidence, including giving false information to screen an offender.

The workers who suffered the two counts alongside the owner of the hotel includes the accountant, receptionist, room keeper and clubhouse operator.

According to the First Information Report, the offences contravened sections 97 and 167 of the Penal Code Law.

The report said, “On April 6, a team of operatives on investigation into the armed robbery attack extended their investigation based on intelligence gathering to the hotel on Igosun Road in Offa with a view to securing information that could assist discreet investigation into the crime.

“The hotel staff could not, however, satisfactorily give account of questionable lodgers in their hotel prior to the robbery by their failure to maintain or keep proper official lodger register expected to be presented to the police and other law enforcement agencies on demand.

“Others found in the hotel during the investigation failed to give credible information to the police operatives to assist in the investigation concerning their observation in the hotel within the period in question.”

The prosecutor, Mr. David Wodi, told the court that investigation into the case was ongoing. The defence counsel, Joshua Ijaodola, pleaded with the court to admit the accused to bail pending the outcome of investigation.

He argued that the country’s constitution presumed the accused innocent until the contrary was proved. The Magistrate, Mrs. M.B. Folorunso, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200,000 each with two sureties each in like sum.

She adjourned the case till May 3 for mention.

is an Associate at Naija News. He is a news media enthusiast, he holds a degree in psychology and loves exploring and sharing about the enormous power that lies in the human mind. Email: [email protected], Instagram: adeniyidman

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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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