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  •  The Police Command in Akwa Ibom says it has dismissed a constable for alleged involvement in cult activities The Police Public Relations Officer in the State CSP Nnudam Fredrick disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Uyo Fredrick said that the command also arrested 12 suspected cultists during its operations He said that the dismissed constable was fingered in a Junior Vikings Confraternity initiation in which one person was allegedly abducted and taken to a bush on Marina Road in Eket The spokesperson said the constable had been subjected to orderly room trial and was found guilty The constable has been subjected to orderly room trial where he was found guilty of the offence and has been dismissed immediately from the Force This will serve as a deterrent to others of his like in the Force The suspects were arrested at different locations in the state The following exhibits were recovered from them 10 locally made pistols 400 live cartridges 10 expended cartridges 15 machetes five axes wraps of a substance suspected to be cocaine and items suspected to be charms he said He said the police commissioner had warned that any person no matter how highly placed involved in cultism or other crimes would be promptly arrested and prosecuted Edited By Mufutau Ojo NAN
    Cultism: Police dismiss constable, arrest 12 in Akwa Ibom
     The Police Command in Akwa Ibom says it has dismissed a constable for alleged involvement in cult activities The Police Public Relations Officer in the State CSP Nnudam Fredrick disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Uyo Fredrick said that the command also arrested 12 suspected cultists during its operations He said that the dismissed constable was fingered in a Junior Vikings Confraternity initiation in which one person was allegedly abducted and taken to a bush on Marina Road in Eket The spokesperson said the constable had been subjected to orderly room trial and was found guilty The constable has been subjected to orderly room trial where he was found guilty of the offence and has been dismissed immediately from the Force This will serve as a deterrent to others of his like in the Force The suspects were arrested at different locations in the state The following exhibits were recovered from them 10 locally made pistols 400 live cartridges 10 expended cartridges 15 machetes five axes wraps of a substance suspected to be cocaine and items suspected to be charms he said He said the police commissioner had warned that any person no matter how highly placed involved in cultism or other crimes would be promptly arrested and prosecuted Edited By Mufutau Ojo NAN
    Cultism: Police dismiss constable, arrest 12 in Akwa Ibom
    Defence/Security2 years ago

    Cultism: Police dismiss constable, arrest 12 in Akwa Ibom

    The Police Command in Akwa Ibom says it has dismissed a constable for alleged involvement in cult activities.

    The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, CSP Nnudam Fredrick, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Uyo.

    Fredrick said that the command also arrested 12 suspected cultists during its operations.

    He said that the dismissed constable was fingered in a Junior Vikings Confraternity initiation in which one person was allegedly abducted and taken to a bush on Marina Road in Eket.

    The spokesperson said the constable had been subjected to orderly room trial and was found guilty.

    “The constable has been subjected to orderly room trial where he was found guilty of the offence and has been dismissed immediately from the Force.

    “This will serve as a deterrent to others of his like in the Force. The suspects were arrested at different locations in the state.

    “The following exhibits were recovered from them: 10 locally made pistols, 400 live cartridges, 10 expended cartridges, 15 machetes, five axes, wraps of a substance suspected to be cocaine and items suspected to be charms,” he said.

    He said the police commissioner had warned that any person, no matter how highly placed, involved in cultism or other crimes would be promptly arrested and prosecuted.


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    Edited By: Mufutau Ojo) (NAN)

  •  The Police Command in Akwa Ibom has arrested 60 suspects over alleged involvement in cult related activities The Police Public Relations Officer in the State CSP Nnudam Fredrick disclosed this in Uyo on Monday Fredrick said that 15 of the suspects had been charged for murder while 12 others were charged for murder and cultism saying that the rest were still under investigation He recalled that sometime in April the command received disturbing reports of rival cult clashes between members of Debam and Iceland Cult Confraternities in Inen Clan in Oruk Anam Local Government Area LGA According to him the clash led to the death of one Ofonime Uduak a male and one Iniobong Silas also a male He said that the deceased were suspected to be members of Iceland and Debam Confraternities in the community Consequently the Police Command swung into action and arrested 60 suspects Fifteen suspects were charged to court for murder while 12 others were charged with murder and cultism In a related development the Command on Saturday June 6 arrested four other notorious cultists terrorising Oruk Anam Local Government Area he said in a statement Fredrick said that the Commissioner of Police in Akwa Ibom CP Imohimi Edgal had reassured the people that the onslaught against cultists and cultism related activities in the state would be sustained He commended the people for volunteering prompt and useful information that led to the arrests saying that the police would continue to do its best in protecting lives and property of Akwa Ibom people Edited By Kamal Tayo Oropo Adeleye Ajayi NAN
    Cultism: Police arrest 60 suspects in A’Ibom
     The Police Command in Akwa Ibom has arrested 60 suspects over alleged involvement in cult related activities The Police Public Relations Officer in the State CSP Nnudam Fredrick disclosed this in Uyo on Monday Fredrick said that 15 of the suspects had been charged for murder while 12 others were charged for murder and cultism saying that the rest were still under investigation He recalled that sometime in April the command received disturbing reports of rival cult clashes between members of Debam and Iceland Cult Confraternities in Inen Clan in Oruk Anam Local Government Area LGA According to him the clash led to the death of one Ofonime Uduak a male and one Iniobong Silas also a male He said that the deceased were suspected to be members of Iceland and Debam Confraternities in the community Consequently the Police Command swung into action and arrested 60 suspects Fifteen suspects were charged to court for murder while 12 others were charged with murder and cultism In a related development the Command on Saturday June 6 arrested four other notorious cultists terrorising Oruk Anam Local Government Area he said in a statement Fredrick said that the Commissioner of Police in Akwa Ibom CP Imohimi Edgal had reassured the people that the onslaught against cultists and cultism related activities in the state would be sustained He commended the people for volunteering prompt and useful information that led to the arrests saying that the police would continue to do its best in protecting lives and property of Akwa Ibom people Edited By Kamal Tayo Oropo Adeleye Ajayi NAN
    Cultism: Police arrest 60 suspects in A’Ibom
    Defence/Security2 years ago

    Cultism: Police arrest 60 suspects in A’Ibom

    The Police Command in Akwa Ibom has arrested 60 suspects over alleged involvement in cult-related activities.

    The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, CSP Nnudam Fredrick, disclosed this in Uyo on Monday.

    Fredrick said that 15 of the suspects had been charged for murder while 12 others were charged for murder and cultism, saying that the rest were still under investigation.

    He recalled that sometime in April, the command received disturbing reports of rival cult clashes between members of Debam and Iceland Cult Confraternities in Inen Clan in Oruk Anam Local Government Area (LGA).

    According to him, the clash led to the death of one Ofonime Uduak, a male and one Iniobong Silas, also a male.

    He said that the deceased were suspected to be members of Iceland and Debam Confraternities in the community.

    Consequently, the Police Command swung into action and arrested 60 suspects. Fifteen suspects were charged to court for murder, while 12 others were charged with murder and cultism.

    “In a related development, the Command on Saturday, June 6, arrested four other notorious cultists terrorising Oruk Anam Local Government Area,” he said in a statement.

    Fredrick said that the Commissioner of Police in Akwa Ibom, CP Imohimi Edgal, had reassured the people that the onslaught against cultists and cultism-related activities in the state would be sustained.

    He commended the people for volunteering prompt and useful information that led to the arrests, saying that the police would continue to do its best in protecting lives and property of Akwa Ibom people.



    Edited By: Kamal Tayo Oropo/Adeleye Ajayi (NAN)

     

  •  Thirty five men suspected to be members of two unlawful societies called Black Axe and Eiye Confraternity were on Friday arraigned before a Yaba Chief Magistrates Court in Lagos Among them were Ibrahim Oluwasina 20 Shokoya Abiodun 19 Femi Onitone 21 Jamiu Kazeem 23 Emmanuel Okpara 19 Joshua Oyinbuchi 23 Habeeb Oloyede 21 Ibrahim Oderinde 27 Wasiu Oladenjo 27 Elvis Tom 18 and Lukmon Quadri 20 Others were Okechukwu Nsofor 22 Iweke Paul 32 Tope John 30 Samuel Paul 18 Onyebuchi Ejike 18 Lucky Alfred 23 Chukwu Jude 24 Anyeloja Funsho 24 Isiaka Olowonifela 19 Imeh John 20 Abiola Ridwan 26 and Chibuzor Daniel 18 Also accused were Ibrahim Mumeen 19 Frank Akala 20 Adio Habeeb 27 Olawale Quadri 23 Tigers Mukaila 20 Sunday Daniel 20 Odunlami Bola 39 Owolabi Dada 36 Solomon Moses 19 Yemke Adoze 35 Aremu Rilwan 20 and Joshua Esiovwa 30 The defendants were docked on a two count charge of conspiracy and belonging to unlawful societies The Prosecutor ASP Thomas Nurudeen told the court that the defendants committed the offences at midnight on Nov 20 at different locations in Lagos Nurudeen said that the defendants were arrested alongside other men suspected to be members of both Eiye and Black Axe cults He alleged that both cults were having a clash and members from different locations in Lagos were fighting on the streets The anti cultism unit received information about the clash and the fights and raided different locations where they were arrested Nurudeen said According to him the offences contravene Sections 42 and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015 Revised The Nigeria News Agency reports that Section 42 prescribes three years imprisonment for the offence of joining an unlawful society while Section 411 provides a two year jail term for conspiracy All the defendants however pleaded not guilty to the charges and were granted bail N200 000 bail each with one surety in like sum Chief Magistrate K B Ayeye said that the surety must be responsible gainfully employed and must show evidence of three years tax payment to the Lagos State Government Ayeye adjourned the case till March 17 for mention Edited amp Vetted By Edwin Nwachukwu and NAN Wale Sadeeq
    35 in court over alleged cultism in Lagos
     Thirty five men suspected to be members of two unlawful societies called Black Axe and Eiye Confraternity were on Friday arraigned before a Yaba Chief Magistrates Court in Lagos Among them were Ibrahim Oluwasina 20 Shokoya Abiodun 19 Femi Onitone 21 Jamiu Kazeem 23 Emmanuel Okpara 19 Joshua Oyinbuchi 23 Habeeb Oloyede 21 Ibrahim Oderinde 27 Wasiu Oladenjo 27 Elvis Tom 18 and Lukmon Quadri 20 Others were Okechukwu Nsofor 22 Iweke Paul 32 Tope John 30 Samuel Paul 18 Onyebuchi Ejike 18 Lucky Alfred 23 Chukwu Jude 24 Anyeloja Funsho 24 Isiaka Olowonifela 19 Imeh John 20 Abiola Ridwan 26 and Chibuzor Daniel 18 Also accused were Ibrahim Mumeen 19 Frank Akala 20 Adio Habeeb 27 Olawale Quadri 23 Tigers Mukaila 20 Sunday Daniel 20 Odunlami Bola 39 Owolabi Dada 36 Solomon Moses 19 Yemke Adoze 35 Aremu Rilwan 20 and Joshua Esiovwa 30 The defendants were docked on a two count charge of conspiracy and belonging to unlawful societies The Prosecutor ASP Thomas Nurudeen told the court that the defendants committed the offences at midnight on Nov 20 at different locations in Lagos Nurudeen said that the defendants were arrested alongside other men suspected to be members of both Eiye and Black Axe cults He alleged that both cults were having a clash and members from different locations in Lagos were fighting on the streets The anti cultism unit received information about the clash and the fights and raided different locations where they were arrested Nurudeen said According to him the offences contravene Sections 42 and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015 Revised The Nigeria News Agency reports that Section 42 prescribes three years imprisonment for the offence of joining an unlawful society while Section 411 provides a two year jail term for conspiracy All the defendants however pleaded not guilty to the charges and were granted bail N200 000 bail each with one surety in like sum Chief Magistrate K B Ayeye said that the surety must be responsible gainfully employed and must show evidence of three years tax payment to the Lagos State Government Ayeye adjourned the case till March 17 for mention Edited amp Vetted By Edwin Nwachukwu and NAN Wale Sadeeq
    35 in court over alleged cultism in Lagos
    Judiciary3 years ago

    35 in court over alleged cultism in Lagos

    Thirty-five men, suspected to be members of two unlawful societies called Black Axe and Eiye Confraternity, were, on Friday, arraigned before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

    Among them were: Ibrahim Oluwasina; 20, Shokoya Abiodun; 19, Femi Onitone; 21, Jamiu Kazeem; 23, Emmanuel Okpara; 19, Joshua Oyinbuchi; 23, Habeeb Oloyede; 21, Ibrahim Oderinde; 27, Wasiu Oladenjo; 27, Elvis Tom; 18 and Lukmon Quadri, 20.

    Others were: Okechukwu Nsofor; 22, Iweke Paul; 32, Tope John; 30, Samuel Paul; 18, Onyebuchi Ejike; 18, Lucky Alfred; 23, Chukwu Jude; 24, Anyeloja Funsho; 24, Isiaka Olowonifela; 19, Imeh John; 20, Abiola Ridwan; 26 and Chibuzor Daniel, 18.

    Also accused were: Ibrahim Mumeen; 19, Frank Akala; 20, Adio Habeeb; 27, Olawale Quadri; 23, Tigers Mukaila; 20, Sunday Daniel; 20, Odunlami Bola; 39, Owolabi Dada; 36, Solomon Moses; 19, Yemke Adoze; 35, Aremu Rilwan; 20 and Joshua Esiovwa, 30.

    The defendants were docked on a two-count charge of conspiracy and belonging to unlawful societies.

    The Prosecutor, ASP. Thomas Nurudeen, told the court that the defendants committed the offences at midnight on Nov. 20, at different locations in Lagos.

    Nurudeen said that the defendants were arrested alongside other men suspected to be members of both “Eiye” and “Black Axe” cults.

    He alleged that both cults were having a clash and members from different locations in Lagos were fighting on the streets.

    “The anti-cultism unit received information about the clash and the fights, and raided different locations where they were arrested,” Nurudeen said.

    According to him, the offences contravene Sections 42 and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).

    The Nigeria News Agency reports that Section 42 prescribes three years imprisonment for the offence of joining an unlawful society, while Section 411 provides a two-year jail term for conspiracy.

    All the defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges and were granted bail N200, 000 bail each, with one surety in like sum.

    Chief Magistrate K.B. Ayeye, said that the surety must be responsible, gainfully employed and must show evidence of three years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

    Ayeye adjourned the case till March 17, for mention.

    Edited & Vetted By: Edwin Nwachukwu and
    (NAN)‘Wale Sadeeq

     

     

  •  An NGO the Youthslens Movement of Nigeria has charged youths from different parts of the country to rise against cultism by spreading the danger associated with the scourge to both their friends and family members The founder of the NGO Juliana France said this in her speech at a one day seminar on Wednesday organised by her NGO in collaboration with the Lagos State Police Command She said that the rate at which the young ones were involving themselves in cultism was worrisome The Nigeria News Agency reports that the theme of the seminar was The Nigerian Youth and Cultism today It had participants from Abia State University LASU NIJ IMO State University Yabatech and some secondary schools students from Lagos State She said that the fight for a safe society against cultism must start with the youth who should be ready to spread all they had heard against cultism to their friends family members and the society at large Francis who is the Crime Editor of New Telegraph Newspaper said the statistics of young people in cultism gave birth to the idea of the programme She stressed that the reasons given by many for joining cultism were not acceptable No reason is acceptable for anyone to participate in crime even when there is no food at home and they don t have parents No reason is acceptable for any young persons to join cultism They should know that their choices will have consequences Any negative action by them will affect their family members and their future They should know that life is not a competition Parents and the society must keep on talking against it now more than before she said Also an Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Sango Otta area of Ogun Police Command ACP Monday Agbonika said that some communities were experiencing cultism due to their locations Agbonika said that factors such as peer pressure revenge against presumed enemies emotional instability family problem and political association could force young people to join cultism The area commander noted that one of the challenges why cultism thrives on campuses is because policemen are not allowed to enter higher institutions for operations except on invitation He commended Juliana Francis for the seminar stressing that this was one way to check cultism among youths He appealed to individuals and cirpirate organisations to keep on talking about the dangers of cultism among youths Agbonika said that some of the effects of cultism include failure in academics school dropout armed robbery rape and prostitution Also the Lagos State Police Command spokesman DSP Bala Elkana said that cultism was a serious problem to the society He said that it needed the attention of all to tackle it adding that the involvement of many young ones had made it become very serious Elkana urged parents to live an exemplary life for their children to emulate and become responsible citizens in life He said The most painful thing to do as Police Public Relations officer is to parade young persons who are supposed to be leaders of tomorrow as suspected cultists or criminals It is not about taking cultists to court for prosecution but addressing the root cause of why young people were joining cultism This is where every one is involved The police arrest cannot solve the scourge Parents and various people in positions of authorities must do the needful he said A prison reform advocate Pastor Darlington Ajilemisan said that the current correctional centres prisons in Nigeria were adding to criminality with over crowded inmates Ajilemisan said that many people turned criminals because they were detained with hardened criminals while in prison custody He also alleged that many violent crimes were some times organised by prison inmates He said I cannot talk about prison without talking about what took me to prison I was a criminal and I was taken to the prison There I was introduced to other crimes I happened to become the chaplain after I met Christ I have been going to the prison at the age of three I was an assassin professional killer I was a small boy in prison In prisons there are homosexuals if you think you go to the prison and be better that is a lie The prison will change your intelligent quotient IQ no matter what your religion may be I have served in prison in four continents You enter the prison you will come out either as a hardened criminal homosexual or be involved in other crimes you were not involved in before Ajilemisan wondered why the public was fond of comparing prisons in Nigeria with that of the US He said that prisons in Nigeria were over populated Prison is for reformation and a correctional centre But when you have warders or prison officials who are not educated but feed on the inmates how will they correct such inmates Ajilemisan said NAN MiO PAD Edited amp Vetted By Peter Dada NAN
    Journalist, security officials advise youths against cultism in Lagos
     An NGO the Youthslens Movement of Nigeria has charged youths from different parts of the country to rise against cultism by spreading the danger associated with the scourge to both their friends and family members The founder of the NGO Juliana France said this in her speech at a one day seminar on Wednesday organised by her NGO in collaboration with the Lagos State Police Command She said that the rate at which the young ones were involving themselves in cultism was worrisome The Nigeria News Agency reports that the theme of the seminar was The Nigerian Youth and Cultism today It had participants from Abia State University LASU NIJ IMO State University Yabatech and some secondary schools students from Lagos State She said that the fight for a safe society against cultism must start with the youth who should be ready to spread all they had heard against cultism to their friends family members and the society at large Francis who is the Crime Editor of New Telegraph Newspaper said the statistics of young people in cultism gave birth to the idea of the programme She stressed that the reasons given by many for joining cultism were not acceptable No reason is acceptable for anyone to participate in crime even when there is no food at home and they don t have parents No reason is acceptable for any young persons to join cultism They should know that their choices will have consequences Any negative action by them will affect their family members and their future They should know that life is not a competition Parents and the society must keep on talking against it now more than before she said Also an Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Sango Otta area of Ogun Police Command ACP Monday Agbonika said that some communities were experiencing cultism due to their locations Agbonika said that factors such as peer pressure revenge against presumed enemies emotional instability family problem and political association could force young people to join cultism The area commander noted that one of the challenges why cultism thrives on campuses is because policemen are not allowed to enter higher institutions for operations except on invitation He commended Juliana Francis for the seminar stressing that this was one way to check cultism among youths He appealed to individuals and cirpirate organisations to keep on talking about the dangers of cultism among youths Agbonika said that some of the effects of cultism include failure in academics school dropout armed robbery rape and prostitution Also the Lagos State Police Command spokesman DSP Bala Elkana said that cultism was a serious problem to the society He said that it needed the attention of all to tackle it adding that the involvement of many young ones had made it become very serious Elkana urged parents to live an exemplary life for their children to emulate and become responsible citizens in life He said The most painful thing to do as Police Public Relations officer is to parade young persons who are supposed to be leaders of tomorrow as suspected cultists or criminals It is not about taking cultists to court for prosecution but addressing the root cause of why young people were joining cultism This is where every one is involved The police arrest cannot solve the scourge Parents and various people in positions of authorities must do the needful he said A prison reform advocate Pastor Darlington Ajilemisan said that the current correctional centres prisons in Nigeria were adding to criminality with over crowded inmates Ajilemisan said that many people turned criminals because they were detained with hardened criminals while in prison custody He also alleged that many violent crimes were some times organised by prison inmates He said I cannot talk about prison without talking about what took me to prison I was a criminal and I was taken to the prison There I was introduced to other crimes I happened to become the chaplain after I met Christ I have been going to the prison at the age of three I was an assassin professional killer I was a small boy in prison In prisons there are homosexuals if you think you go to the prison and be better that is a lie The prison will change your intelligent quotient IQ no matter what your religion may be I have served in prison in four continents You enter the prison you will come out either as a hardened criminal homosexual or be involved in other crimes you were not involved in before Ajilemisan wondered why the public was fond of comparing prisons in Nigeria with that of the US He said that prisons in Nigeria were over populated Prison is for reformation and a correctional centre But when you have warders or prison officials who are not educated but feed on the inmates how will they correct such inmates Ajilemisan said NAN MiO PAD Edited amp Vetted By Peter Dada NAN
    Journalist, security officials advise youths against cultism in Lagos
    Defence/Security3 years ago

    Journalist, security officials advise youths against cultism in Lagos

    An NGO, the Youthslens Movement of Nigeria, has charged   youths from different parts of the country to rise against cultism by spreading the danger associated with the scourge to  both their friends and family members.

     

    The founder of the NGO,  Juliana France, said this in her speech at  a one-day seminar on Wednesday organised by her NGO  in collaboration with the Lagos State Police Command.

     

    She said that  the rate at which the young ones were involving themselves  in cultism was worrisome

     

    The Nigeria News Agency reports that the theme of  the seminar was “The Nigerian Youth and Cultism today”,.

     

    It had participants from Abia State University, LASU, NIJ, IMO State University, Yabatech and  some secondary schools students from Lagos State.

     

    She said that the fight for a safe society against cultism must start with the youth who should be ready to  spread all they had heard against cultism to their friends, family members and the society at large.

     

    Francis, who is the Crime Editor of New Telegraph Newspaper, said the statistics  of young people in cultism gave birth to the idea of the programme.

     

    She stressed that the reasons given  by many  for joining  cultism were not acceptable.

    “No reason  is acceptable for anyone to participate  in crime, even when there is no food at home and they don’t have parents. No reason is acceptable for any young persons to join cultism.

     

    “They should know that their choices  will have consequences.

     

    “Any negative action by  them will affect their family members and their future. They should know that life is not a competition.

     

    “Parents and the society  must keep on talking against it now  more  than before,” she said.

    Also,   an  Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Sango-Otta area of Ogun Police Command, ACP Monday Agbonika, said that  some communities were  experiencing cultism due to their  locations.

    Agbonika said that  factors  such as:  peer  pressure, revenge against  presumed enemies, emotional instability, family problem and political association could force young people to join cultism.

    The area commander noted that one of the challenges why cultism thrives  on  campuses is because policemen are not allowed to enter higher  institutions  for operations  except  on  invitation.

    He commended Juliana Francis for the seminar, stressing that this was one way to check cultism among youths.

     

    He  appealed to   individuals and cirpirate organisations to keep on talking about the dangers of cultism among youths.

    Agbonika said that some of the effects of cultism include:  failure in academics, school dropout, armed robbery, rape, and prostitution.

    Also,  the Lagos State  Police Command  spokesman, DSP Bala Elkana,  said that  cultism was a serious problem to the society.

    He said that it needed  the attention of all to tackle it adding that the involvement of  many young ones had made it  become very serious.

    Elkana urged parents to live an exemplary life for their children to emulate  and become responsible citizens in life.

     

    He said, “The most painful thing to do as Police Public Relations officer is to parade young persons who are  supposed to be leaders of tomorrow as suspected cultists or criminals .

    “It is not about taking cultists to court for prosecution, but addressing the root cause of why  young people  were joining cultism. This is where every one is involved. The police arrest cannot solve the scourge.

    “Parents and various people in positions of authorities must do the needful,” he said.

    A prison reform advocate, Pastor Darlington Ajilemisan, said that the current correctional  centres (prisons) in Nigeria were adding to criminality with  over crowded inmates.

    Ajilemisan said that many people turned criminals  because they were detained with hardened criminals  while in prison custody.

     

    He also alleged  that many violent crimes were some times organised by   prison inmates.

    He said, “I cannot talk about prison without talking about what took me to prison. I was a criminal and I  was taken to the prison.

     

    “There,  I was introduced  to other crimes. I happened to become  the  chaplain after I met Christ.

    “I have been going to the prison at the age of three. I was an assassin, professional killer, I was a small boy in prison.

     

    “In prisons, there are homosexuals , if you think you go to the prison and be better, that is a lie.

    “The prison will change your  intelligent quotient (IQ) no matter what your religion may be.

     

    ” I have served in prison in four continents. You enter the prison, you will come out either  as  a hardened  criminal, homosexual or be involved in  other crimes you were not involved in  before.”

     

    Ajilemisan wondered why the public was fond of comparing  prisons in Nigeria   with that of the US.  He said that  prisons in Nigeria were over populated.

    “Prison is for reformation,  and a correctional centre. But when you have warders or prison officials who are not educated, but  feed on the inmates, how will they  correct such  inmates, “ Ajilemisan said.( NAN)

     

    MiO/ PAD

    Edited & Vetted By: Peter Dada
    (NAN)

  •  Four suspected cultists on Wednesday appeared before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates Court in Lagos State on a four count charge bordering on cultism and unlawful possession of firearms The police arraigned Ajibade Taiwo Yakubu Ezra Justice Upah and Mohammed Abdullahi before Chief Magistrate A O Adedayo They however pleaded not guilty to all the counts According to the Prosecutor Insp Chinalu Uwadione the defendants are members of the Aiye confraternity and were found in possession of an axe black berets with the insignia of Black Axe two locally made pistols and six live cartridges He told the court that the defendants committed the offences on Nov 13 at noon at Ogudu Lagos State The alleged offences contravenes Section 411 168 d and 51 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015 and Section 27 b 11 of the Firearms Act of 2004 The chief magistrate granted the defendants bail in the sum of 200 000 each with two sureties She adjourned the case until Dec 9 Intern IGO Edited amp Vetted By Ijeoma Popoola NAN
    4 docked over alleged cultism, unlawful possession of firearms
     Four suspected cultists on Wednesday appeared before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates Court in Lagos State on a four count charge bordering on cultism and unlawful possession of firearms The police arraigned Ajibade Taiwo Yakubu Ezra Justice Upah and Mohammed Abdullahi before Chief Magistrate A O Adedayo They however pleaded not guilty to all the counts According to the Prosecutor Insp Chinalu Uwadione the defendants are members of the Aiye confraternity and were found in possession of an axe black berets with the insignia of Black Axe two locally made pistols and six live cartridges He told the court that the defendants committed the offences on Nov 13 at noon at Ogudu Lagos State The alleged offences contravenes Section 411 168 d and 51 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015 and Section 27 b 11 of the Firearms Act of 2004 The chief magistrate granted the defendants bail in the sum of 200 000 each with two sureties She adjourned the case until Dec 9 Intern IGO Edited amp Vetted By Ijeoma Popoola NAN
    4 docked over alleged cultism, unlawful possession of firearms
    Judiciary3 years ago

    4 docked over alleged cultism, unlawful possession of firearms

    Four suspected cultists  on Wednesday appeared before an Ebute Meta, Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State on a four-count charge bordering on cultism and unlawful possession of firearms.

    The police arraigned Ajibade Taiwo, Yakubu Ezra, Justice Upah and Mohammed Abdullahi before Chief Magistrate A.O. Adedayo.

    They, however, pleaded not guilty to all the counts.

    According to the Prosecutor, Insp. Chinalu Uwadione, the defendants are members of the Aiye confraternity and were found in possession of an axe, black berets with the insignia of Black Axe, two locally-made pistols and six live cartridges.

    He told the court that the defendants committed the offences on Nov. 13 at noon at Ogudu, Lagos State.

    The alleged offences contravenes Section 411, 168(d) and 51 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 and Section 27(b)(11) of the Firearms Act of 2004.

    The chief magistrate granted the defendants bail in the sum of ₦200,000 each with two sureties.

    She adjourned the case until Dec. 9.

    Intern/IGO

    Edited & Vetted By: Ijeoma Popoola
    (NAN)

  •  Six teenagers were on Tuesday arraigned before a Yaba Magistrates Court Lagos over alleged cultism two count charge of conspiracy and membership of unlawful society The prosecutor Sgt Godwin Oriabure told the court that the defendants committed the offences on Nov 8 at 11 00p m at Ayobo in Ipaja Lagos State Oriabure said that the defendants belonged to an unlawful society known as Eiye confraternity He alleged that they were assembling with others at large for a monthly meeting scheduled to hold at midnight The Anti cultism Unit received information concerning the meeting and laid ambush for them he said He said that the offences contravened Sections 42 and 411 of the Revised Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015 The defendants however pleaded not guilty The Nigeria News Agency reports that Section 42 prescribes three years imprisonment for membership of outlawed societies while Section 411 prescribes a two year jail term for conspiracy The court admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N100 000 each with two sureties in like sum Magistrate E N Ojuromi said that the sureties must be blood relations of the defendants gainfully employed and show evidence of three years tax payment to the Lagos State Government Ojuromi adjourned the case to Dec 18 for mention
    6 teenagers docked over alleged cultism
     Six teenagers were on Tuesday arraigned before a Yaba Magistrates Court Lagos over alleged cultism two count charge of conspiracy and membership of unlawful society The prosecutor Sgt Godwin Oriabure told the court that the defendants committed the offences on Nov 8 at 11 00p m at Ayobo in Ipaja Lagos State Oriabure said that the defendants belonged to an unlawful society known as Eiye confraternity He alleged that they were assembling with others at large for a monthly meeting scheduled to hold at midnight The Anti cultism Unit received information concerning the meeting and laid ambush for them he said He said that the offences contravened Sections 42 and 411 of the Revised Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015 The defendants however pleaded not guilty The Nigeria News Agency reports that Section 42 prescribes three years imprisonment for membership of outlawed societies while Section 411 prescribes a two year jail term for conspiracy The court admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N100 000 each with two sureties in like sum Magistrate E N Ojuromi said that the sureties must be blood relations of the defendants gainfully employed and show evidence of three years tax payment to the Lagos State Government Ojuromi adjourned the case to Dec 18 for mention
    6 teenagers docked over alleged cultism
    Judiciary3 years ago

    6 teenagers docked over alleged cultism

    Six teenagers  were on Tuesday arraigned before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, over alleged cultism.

    two-count charge of conspiracy and membership of unlawful society.

    The prosecutor, Sgt. Godwin Oriabure, told the court that the defendants  committed the offences on Nov. 8, at 11.00p.m. at Ayobo in Ipaja, Lagos State.

    Oriabure said that the defendants belonged to an unlawful society known as Eiye confraternity.

    He alleged that they were assembling  with others at large for a monthly meeting scheduled to hold at midnight.

    “The Anti cultism Unit received information concerning the meeting and laid  ambush for them,” he said.

    He said that the offences  contravened Sections 42 and 411 of the Revised Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

    The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty.

    The Nigeria News Agency reports that Section 42 prescribes three years’ imprisonment for membership of outlawed societies, while Section 411 prescribes a two-year jail term for conspiracy.

    The court admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N100,000 each with two sureties in like sum.

    Magistrate E.N. Ojuromi, said that the sureties must be blood  relations  of the defendants, gainfully employed and show evidence of three years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

    Ojuromi adjourned the case to Dec. 18, for mention.

  •   The Speaker of the House of Representatives Mr Femi Gbajabiamila has advised students to shun cultism drugs and other vices capable of undermining their academic career and future Gbajabiamila spoke on Sunday in Lagos at the end of a two day counselling and health programme organised for students in his Surulere 1 Federal Constituency The Nigeria News Agency reports that the programme which featured career talks counselling and free medical screenings and treatments was organised by Gbaja Professionals Volunteer Network a volunteer group The speaker said drugs cultism teenage pregnancy and others were dream killers urging students to avoid them Gbajabiamila advised students to rather take their education seriously saying they could achieve their life goals through education He said he had visited schools across the country to teach students and counsel them against drugs cultism and other vices Gbajabamiala said that the teaching programme which he undertook periodically was to inspire students to greatness Now when I go round to teach the children I always make sure I address certain things away from academics There are certain things that are important in education beyond the classroom education The issue of drugs that have permeated our society today is something I never hesitate to talk to the children about because of its danger The same thing with drugs being out of school cultism and so on Dear students those things take you no where and they take you no where fast So it is important that you continue to imbibe the culture of going to school regularly staying away from drugs beware of teenage pregnancy beware of cultism and other things that can affect your future he said He said he was glad that feedback from his teaching programme showed some students were beginning to imbibe the right values Gbajabiamila also urged students to always respect their parents and to always take to their advice especially on education He said without education it would be impossible for him to become the Speaker of the House of Representatives The speaker commended the volunteer group for organising the programme saying the initiative was noteworthy as it concerned the health and education of children He identified education and health as key to development adding that no nation could achieve progress with uneducated and unhealthy citizens While promising to always support anything that would uplift his people Gbajabiamila said he was particularly happy that the initiative was taking off from his constituency According to him he will continue to support the volunteer group as it reaches out to students in other parts of the country Meanwhile the Coordinator of the group Mr Lukman Lawal said the programme would be taken to the six geopolitical zones of the country to counsel students on the need to study hard and shun vices According to him the programme which addresses some health needs of students is an initiative to complement government s efforts on education and health We believe government alone cannot do everything and that is why we professionals under the network are volunteering to support government by rendering some services to the people he said He added that some top company executives were part of the volunteer group saying the mission of the group was to touch the lives of as many students as possible Edited amp Vetted By Moses Solanke Wale Ojetimi NAN
    Shun cultism, drugs, Gbajabiamila tells students
      The Speaker of the House of Representatives Mr Femi Gbajabiamila has advised students to shun cultism drugs and other vices capable of undermining their academic career and future Gbajabiamila spoke on Sunday in Lagos at the end of a two day counselling and health programme organised for students in his Surulere 1 Federal Constituency The Nigeria News Agency reports that the programme which featured career talks counselling and free medical screenings and treatments was organised by Gbaja Professionals Volunteer Network a volunteer group The speaker said drugs cultism teenage pregnancy and others were dream killers urging students to avoid them Gbajabiamila advised students to rather take their education seriously saying they could achieve their life goals through education He said he had visited schools across the country to teach students and counsel them against drugs cultism and other vices Gbajabamiala said that the teaching programme which he undertook periodically was to inspire students to greatness Now when I go round to teach the children I always make sure I address certain things away from academics There are certain things that are important in education beyond the classroom education The issue of drugs that have permeated our society today is something I never hesitate to talk to the children about because of its danger The same thing with drugs being out of school cultism and so on Dear students those things take you no where and they take you no where fast So it is important that you continue to imbibe the culture of going to school regularly staying away from drugs beware of teenage pregnancy beware of cultism and other things that can affect your future he said He said he was glad that feedback from his teaching programme showed some students were beginning to imbibe the right values Gbajabiamila also urged students to always respect their parents and to always take to their advice especially on education He said without education it would be impossible for him to become the Speaker of the House of Representatives The speaker commended the volunteer group for organising the programme saying the initiative was noteworthy as it concerned the health and education of children He identified education and health as key to development adding that no nation could achieve progress with uneducated and unhealthy citizens While promising to always support anything that would uplift his people Gbajabiamila said he was particularly happy that the initiative was taking off from his constituency According to him he will continue to support the volunteer group as it reaches out to students in other parts of the country Meanwhile the Coordinator of the group Mr Lukman Lawal said the programme would be taken to the six geopolitical zones of the country to counsel students on the need to study hard and shun vices According to him the programme which addresses some health needs of students is an initiative to complement government s efforts on education and health We believe government alone cannot do everything and that is why we professionals under the network are volunteering to support government by rendering some services to the people he said He added that some top company executives were part of the volunteer group saying the mission of the group was to touch the lives of as many students as possible Edited amp Vetted By Moses Solanke Wale Ojetimi NAN
    Shun cultism, drugs, Gbajabiamila tells students
    General news3 years ago

    Shun cultism, drugs, Gbajabiamila tells students

    The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, has advised students to shun cultism, drugs and other vices capable of undermining their academic career and future.

    Gbajabiamila spoke on Sunday in Lagos at the end of a two-day counselling and health programme organised for students in his Surulere 1 Federal Constituency.

    The Nigeria News Agency reports that the programme, which featured career talks, counselling and free medical screenings and treatments, was organised by Gbaja Professionals Volunteer Network, a volunteer group.

    The speaker said drugs, cultism, teenage pregnancy and others were dream killers, urging students to avoid them.

    Gbajabiamila advised students to rather take their education seriously, saying they could achieve their life goals through education.

    He said he had visited schools across the country to teach students and counsel them against drugs, cultism and other vices.

    Gbajabamiala said that the teaching programme, which he undertook periodically, was to inspire students to greatness.

    ”Now, when I go round to teach the children, I always make sure I address certain things away from academics.

    ”There are certain things that are important in education beyond the classroom education.

    “The issue of drugs that have permeated our society today is something I never hesitate to talk to the children about, because of its danger.

    ”The same thing with drugs, being out of school, cultism and so on. Dear students, those things take you no where, and they take you no where fast.

    ”So, it is important that you continue to imbibe the culture of going to school regularly, staying away from drugs; beware of teenage pregnancy, beware of cultism and other things that can affect your future,” he said.

    He said he was glad that feedback from his teaching programme showed some students were beginning to imbibe the right values.

    Gbajabiamila also urged students to always respect their parents and to always take to their advice, especially on education.

    He said without education, it would be impossible for him to become the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

    The speaker commended the volunteer group for organising the programme, saying the initiative was noteworthy as it concerned the health and education of children.

    He identified education and health as key to development, adding that no nation could achieve progress with uneducated and unhealthy citizens.

    While promising to always support anything that would uplift his people, Gbajabiamila said he was particularly happy that the initiative was taking off from his constituency.

    According to him, he will continue to support the volunteer group as it reaches out to students in other parts of the country.

    Meanwhile, the Coordinator of the group, Mr Lukman Lawal, said the programme would be taken to the six-geopolitical zones of the country to counsel students on the need to study hard and shun vices.

    According to him, the programme, which addresses some health needs of students, is an initiative to complement government’s efforts on education and health.

    ”We believe government alone cannot do everything, and that is why we, professionals under the network, are volunteering to support government by rendering some services to the people,” he said.

    He added that some top company executives were part of the volunteer group, saying the mission of the group was to touch the lives of as many students as possible.

    Edited & Vetted By: Moses Solanke/Wale Ojetimi
    (NAN)

  •   The Oyo State Police Command on Thursday paraded 40 suspects over alleged kidnapping murder cultism and armed robbery The state Commissioner of Police Shina Olukolu paraded the suspects at the command s headquarters Eleyele Ibadan The Nigeria News Agency reports that the suspects who were arrested at different locations and times were found in possession of items such as knives live cartridges cutlasses locally made guns phones three cars and cash Olukolu said one of the suspects age 32 murdered his 72 year old father on Nov 11 at about noon at No 5 Alagbaka area of Ashi in Ibadan The CP said that the suspect engaged his father Busari Isiaka in a fist scuffle and in the process strangled him The suspect after committing the evil called his two brothers and narrated the incident to them His two brothers immediately raced to their father s house prepared his corpse and buried him without informing the police in order to conceal the crime perpetrated by their brother The Ashi divisional police station later got the information around 6 pm while the suspect and his two brothers were arrested and all confessed to the crime Olukolu said The police commissioner allayed the fear of the residents of the state on the belief that crimes and criminal activities usually increased towards the end of the year He said that the police under his watch were resolutely determined to constantly combing the state of any form of criminal activities before during and after the ember months Olukolu said that the security architecture of the state was being constantly re jigged with operational strategies being reviewed and efforts to combat crimes at all times put in place He called on the people of the state to go about their lawful businesses without any fear of molestation and reports any suspicious movement around their environment to the police Edited by Wale Sadeeq
    Oyo police parade 40 suspects over alleged kidnapping, murder, cultism
      The Oyo State Police Command on Thursday paraded 40 suspects over alleged kidnapping murder cultism and armed robbery The state Commissioner of Police Shina Olukolu paraded the suspects at the command s headquarters Eleyele Ibadan The Nigeria News Agency reports that the suspects who were arrested at different locations and times were found in possession of items such as knives live cartridges cutlasses locally made guns phones three cars and cash Olukolu said one of the suspects age 32 murdered his 72 year old father on Nov 11 at about noon at No 5 Alagbaka area of Ashi in Ibadan The CP said that the suspect engaged his father Busari Isiaka in a fist scuffle and in the process strangled him The suspect after committing the evil called his two brothers and narrated the incident to them His two brothers immediately raced to their father s house prepared his corpse and buried him without informing the police in order to conceal the crime perpetrated by their brother The Ashi divisional police station later got the information around 6 pm while the suspect and his two brothers were arrested and all confessed to the crime Olukolu said The police commissioner allayed the fear of the residents of the state on the belief that crimes and criminal activities usually increased towards the end of the year He said that the police under his watch were resolutely determined to constantly combing the state of any form of criminal activities before during and after the ember months Olukolu said that the security architecture of the state was being constantly re jigged with operational strategies being reviewed and efforts to combat crimes at all times put in place He called on the people of the state to go about their lawful businesses without any fear of molestation and reports any suspicious movement around their environment to the police Edited by Wale Sadeeq
    Oyo police parade 40 suspects over alleged kidnapping, murder, cultism
    Defence/Security3 years ago

    Oyo police parade 40 suspects over alleged kidnapping, murder, cultism

    The Oyo State Police Command, on Thursday, paraded 40 suspects over alleged kidnapping, murder, cultism and armed robbery.

    The state Commissioner of Police, Shina Olukolu, paraded the suspects at the command’s headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan.

    The Nigeria News Agency reports that the suspects, who were arrested at different locations and times, were found in possession  of items such as knives, live cartridges, cutlasses, locally-made guns, phones, three cars and cash.

    Olukolu said one of the suspects, age 32, murdered his 72-year-old father on Nov. 11 at about noon, at No. 5, Alagbaka area of Ashi in Ibadan.

    The CP said that the suspect engaged his father, Busari Isiaka, in a fist scuffle and, in the process, strangled him.

    “The suspect, after committing the evil, called his two brothers and narrated the incident to them.

    “His two brothers immediately raced to their father’s house, prepared his corpse and buried him without informing the police in order to conceal the crime perpetrated by their brother.

    “The Ashi divisional police station later got the information around 6 pm., while the suspect and his two brothers were arrested and all confessed to the crime,” Olukolu said.

    The police commissioner allayed the fear of the residents of the state on the belief that crimes and criminal activities usually increased towards the end of the year.

    He said that the police under his watch were resolutely determined to constantly combing the state of any form of criminal activities before, during and after the ‘ember months’.

    Olukolu said that the security architecture of the state was being constantly re-jigged with operational strategies being reviewed and efforts to combat crimes at all times put in place.

    He called on the people of the state to go about their lawful businesses without any fear of molestation and reports any suspicious movement around their environment to the police.

    Edited by ‘Wale Sadeeq

     

     

     

  •   The Police Campaign Against Cultism and Other Vices POCACOV on Sunday said it had widened its reach and communication channels using electronic and cyber space platforms The National Coordinator of POCACOV SP Ebere Amaraizu said this in a statement issued in Enugu Amaraizu said that the move was to galvanise followers nation wide to support the Inspector General of Police Mr Mohammed Adamu s initiative to fully succeed According to him POCACOV s latest platforms are meant to reach out to teeming millions of Nigerians that negated cultism and its related activities The Nigeria Police wishes to inform members of the public that POCACOV has widened its scope of communication to bridge communication gap between it and other stakeholders in the fight against cultism nationwide POCACOV can now be reached on its website www pocacov com You can view our photos aims of POCACOV and the origin of POCACOV through I G among other things This is because POCACOV is about you You can also meet POCACOV on Facebook on POCACOV and Twitter pocacov he said Nigeria News Agency recalls that POCACOV is the initiative of I G aimed at saving Nigerian youths from the claws of cultism and other vices It is also meant to deepen police public relationship and galvanise stakeholders support in line with the tenets of community oriented policing to reduce cultism and other vices across the country Edited by Abdullahi Mohammed Dada Ahmed
    Police anti-cultism initiative unveils website
      The Police Campaign Against Cultism and Other Vices POCACOV on Sunday said it had widened its reach and communication channels using electronic and cyber space platforms The National Coordinator of POCACOV SP Ebere Amaraizu said this in a statement issued in Enugu Amaraizu said that the move was to galvanise followers nation wide to support the Inspector General of Police Mr Mohammed Adamu s initiative to fully succeed According to him POCACOV s latest platforms are meant to reach out to teeming millions of Nigerians that negated cultism and its related activities The Nigeria Police wishes to inform members of the public that POCACOV has widened its scope of communication to bridge communication gap between it and other stakeholders in the fight against cultism nationwide POCACOV can now be reached on its website www pocacov com You can view our photos aims of POCACOV and the origin of POCACOV through I G among other things This is because POCACOV is about you You can also meet POCACOV on Facebook on POCACOV and Twitter pocacov he said Nigeria News Agency recalls that POCACOV is the initiative of I G aimed at saving Nigerian youths from the claws of cultism and other vices It is also meant to deepen police public relationship and galvanise stakeholders support in line with the tenets of community oriented policing to reduce cultism and other vices across the country Edited by Abdullahi Mohammed Dada Ahmed
    Police anti-cultism initiative unveils website
    Defence/Security3 years ago

    Police anti-cultism initiative unveils website

    The Police Campaign Against Cultism and Other Vices (POCACOV) on Sunday said it had widened its reach and communication channels, using electronic and cyber-space platforms.

    The National Coordinator of POCACOV, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said this in a statement issued in Enugu.

    Amaraizu said that the move was to galvanise followers, nation-wide to support the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu’s initiative to fully succeed.

    According to him, POCACOV’s latest platforms are meant to reach out to teeming millions of Nigerians that negated cultism and its related activities.

    “The Nigeria Police wishes to inform members of the public that POCACOV has widened its scope of communication to bridge communication gap between it and other stakeholders in the fight against cultism nationwide.

    “POCACOV can now be reached on its website – www.pocacov.com.

    “You can view our photos, aims of POCACOV and the origin of POCACOV through I-G among other things. This is because POCACOV is about you.

    “You can also meet POCACOV on Facebook on POCACOV and Twitter @pocacov.

    ,’’ he said.

    Nigeria News Agency recalls that POCACOV is the initiative of I-G aimed at saving Nigerian youths from the claws of cultism and other vices.

    It is also meant to deepen police-public relationship and galvanise stakeholders’ support in line with the tenets of community-oriented policing to reduce cultism and other vices across the country.

    Edited by Abdullahi/ Mohammed/Dada Ahmed

     

  •   Mr Abdullahi Candido Chairman Abuja Municipal Area Council AMAC has advised youths in the country to shun cultism and other social vices Candido gave the advice at the closing of maiden University of Abuja Inter Faculty Football Competition in Abuja The Nigeria News Agency reports that the competition which was sponsored by the chairman had participants from 10 faculties of the university Faculty of Education emerged winners after beating Social Science 1 0 in the keenly contested finals Candido while congratulating the winners urged other students to engage in sporting activities so they can remain physically fit I am encouraging them to concentrate on their studies but at the same time get involved in sporting activities This will enable them to be physically fit when they become leaders in future he said Prof Sani Adam Deputy Vice Chancellor of the university appreciated the chairman for sponsoring the competition We want to also appreciate him for donating lots of sporting equipment to the university This is the first time in the history of the university that we will receive such support he said Mr Momah Endurance Captain of the winning team appreciated his team members for their fighting spirit through out the competition He also called on other well meaning Nigerians to support football competitions among students so as to discover hidden talents at the grassroots High point of the event was the presentation of best football philanthropist award to the chairman by Prof Abdul Rasheed Na Allah Vice Chancellor of the university Edited by Ali Baba Inuwa
    AMAC boss urges youths to shun cultism
      Mr Abdullahi Candido Chairman Abuja Municipal Area Council AMAC has advised youths in the country to shun cultism and other social vices Candido gave the advice at the closing of maiden University of Abuja Inter Faculty Football Competition in Abuja The Nigeria News Agency reports that the competition which was sponsored by the chairman had participants from 10 faculties of the university Faculty of Education emerged winners after beating Social Science 1 0 in the keenly contested finals Candido while congratulating the winners urged other students to engage in sporting activities so they can remain physically fit I am encouraging them to concentrate on their studies but at the same time get involved in sporting activities This will enable them to be physically fit when they become leaders in future he said Prof Sani Adam Deputy Vice Chancellor of the university appreciated the chairman for sponsoring the competition We want to also appreciate him for donating lots of sporting equipment to the university This is the first time in the history of the university that we will receive such support he said Mr Momah Endurance Captain of the winning team appreciated his team members for their fighting spirit through out the competition He also called on other well meaning Nigerians to support football competitions among students so as to discover hidden talents at the grassroots High point of the event was the presentation of best football philanthropist award to the chairman by Prof Abdul Rasheed Na Allah Vice Chancellor of the university Edited by Ali Baba Inuwa
    AMAC boss urges youths to shun cultism
    Metro3 years ago

    AMAC boss urges youths to shun cultism

    Mr Abdullahi Candido, Chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), has advised youths in the country to shun cultism and other social vices.

    Candido gave the advice at the closing of maiden University of Abuja Inter Faculty Football Competition in Abuja.

    The Nigeria News Agency , reports that the competition which was sponsored by the chairman had participants from 10 faculties of the university.

    Faculty of Education emerged winners after beating Social Science 1-0 in the keenly contested finals.

    Candido, while congratulating the winners urged other students to engage in sporting activities so they can remain physically fit.

    “I am encouraging them to concentrate on their studies but at the same time, get involved in sporting activities.

    “This will enable them to be physically fit when they become leaders in future,” he said.

    Prof. Sani Adam, Deputy Vice Chancellor of the university appreciated the chairman for sponsoring the competition.

    “We want to also appreciate him for donating lots of sporting equipment to the university.

    “This is the first time in the history of the university that we will receive such support,”he said.

    Mr Momah Endurance, Captain of the winning team, appreciated his team members for their fighting spirit through out the competition.

    He also called on other well meaning Nigerians to support football competitions among students so as to discover hidden talents at the grassroots.

    High point of the event was the presentation of best football philanthropist award to the chairman, by Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na Allah, Vice Chancellor of the university.


    Edited by Ali Baba-Inuwa