NDLEA arrests 3 with 2,410KG illicit drugs in Edo

By; Nafeesah Bello, Benin. The Edo command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has arrested three suspects in connection with illicit drug trafficking in the state. The state Commander of the agency, Buba Wakawa, disclosed this in an interview on Monday with our correspondent in Benin City. Wakawa disclosed that the suspects who were arrested in May, include one male and two females, adding that among the females was a pregnant woman. The Commander also disclosed that 2,410 Kilogrammes of substance suspected to be cannabis sativa was seized…

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Security worsens in Benin amid cult killings, kidnapping, armed robbery

The security situation in Benin, the Edo capital, has taken a turn for the worse following a jump in cases of kidnapping, armed robbery and cult-related killings. The upsurge in the crimes was first noticed since the #ENDSARS protests that led to the release of no fewer than 1900 from two Correctional Centres, burning of at least eight police stations and the looting of their armouries by hoodlums. Night life in the capital city, in the meantime, has since ground to a halt as incidences of kidnappings and armed robbery…

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Two killed as thugs attack #EndSARS protesters in Edo

No fewer than two people were feared dead Friday when hooldums attacked peaceful #EndSARS protesters in Benin-City, capital of Edo State. The state governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, swiftly condemned the attack on the #EndSARS protesters by the unidentified hoodlums, noting that a thorough investigation would commence immediately to bring the culprits to justice. Obaseki charged the Police Command to come out in full force to provide adequate security to the protesters, as they were exercising their rights as concerned citizens of Nigeria. “I have just learnt that hoodlums have attacked…

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Edo, Ondo Polls: CJN inaugurates, reads riot act to tribunal judges

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, on Thursday warned against recklessness, abuse of power and public trust as he swore in 85 judges for Edo and Ondo States Elections Petitions Tribunals. The CJN urged the members to be firm and not to be swayed by sentiments and blackmail in the course of discharging their duties after the main elections and by-elections. He said: “There is no doubt that temptations, tribulations, intimidations and even sheer blackmails may be unleashed on you. But as thoroughbred judicial officers, you must gird…

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