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‘Soldier’ Steals Five Bags Of Rice From Lagos Trader

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A Lagos State trader, Abiodun Adewale, has lost five bags of rice valued at one hundred and seventeen thousand, five hundred naira to a fake soldier.

The suspect who is now at large had disguised as a soldier serving at the Army Command Barracks area in Ipaja, Lagos State, and ordered for a supply of bags of rice from Adewale, Naija News understands.

The unsuspecting trader told newsmen that he was convinced when the suspect contacted him on the phone asking for a supply of 12 bags of rice for some soldiers in the barracks.

After reaching an agreement on the price for the goods, the suspect reportedly directed Adewale to take the bags to a location in the barracks.

The trader narrate further that he connected a delivery man with the suspect, who directed him to deliver the goods at the same location.

He said, “When the delivery man got there, he said he saw the man, who showed him some of the soldiers in need of the goods.

“He told him to offload the goods at the command quarter guard in the barracks. When my delivery man conveyed five of the 12 bags the man ordered to the gate, he was about to offload when the soldier rushed to tell him that his commander was around; he redirected the delivery man to offload the goods at his wife’s shop opposite the barracks.

“Unknown to us, he actually begged the woman to allow the goods to be offloaded at her shop and the woman agreed because she also thought he was a soldier. But out of curiosity, the woman used her phone to take his picture in case any problem arose.

“So, when my delivery man left to get the remaining goods, the man went to the woman’s shop and carted away the goods. He has been on the run since then. His telephone number has also been switched off since the incident happened on September 7, 2021. I reported the case at the Meiran Police Station.”

Adewale while being sober with the recent incident recounts how he also recently lost seven bags of rice valued at N164,500 to thieves who burgled his shop on August 31, 2021.

He said: “I was making plans to restock when I was advised not to restock so that the people who committed the crime won’t return to burgle my shop again.

“They also advised me to secure my shop properly. So, I stopped putting goods in the shop and changed location. I was still looking for a means to secure the shop when I received the call from the fake soldier.

“We approached the soldiers at the barracks and they said the man was not a soldier. They said he wanted to supply them rice on that day and requested money but they told him to deliver the goods before they would transfer money to him,” he added.

While the case is under investigation, the state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu had promised to get back to newsmen after being briefed on the matter.

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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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