A suspected cult member and robber who was paraded by police in Edo State has admitted killing more than 10 persons.
The suspect, Moses Joseph, 20, and his gang members Chinedu Amah, 19, Chinonso Ozuora, 18, Onyechika Emmanuel, 18 and Marvelous, 20, were arrested in 2019 for the murder of a Taxify driver, Jason Oghogho Okunbor in Benin City, the state capital.
The suspects robbed, killed Okunbor and dumped his corpse into Ikpoba River on November 21, 2019, IgbereTV reports.
Speaking with journalists when he was paraded alongside other suspects at the Edo State Police Headquarters on Wednesday, November 18, Joseph narrated how they were driving from Iyaro to five Junction when they met their victim.
“We decided to hit his car from behind, and because of that, he decided to follow us with the intention to ask us to fix his car,” he said.
I have killed more than 10 persons – Member of a criminal gang confesses, reveals how they killed Taxify driver and dumped his body in Edo river
He said they lured Okunbor to Tenboga area where they ordered him to surrender all that he has to them including his ATM.
“We collected his ATM and under duress, he told us he has N2.5m in his account. So, other members of my gang asked me to keep an eye on him while they go to the bank to withdraw the money. When my colleagues left to collect money from his account through his ATM, he decided to wrestle with me in a bid to escape but I stabbed him and dumped his corpse into the river”.
When asked how many people he has killed as a cult member, Joseph admitted that he has killed more than 10 person being a member of cult group.
A Nigerian man has taken to social media with a placard stating that he will never eat again until Nigeria gets better.
The young man identified with the username @Iam_Prodigal made known his intention after he took took the reply section of several prominent Nigerian celebrities replying with a photo of him carrying a placard.
On the placard, it was boldly written, “I won’t eat until Nigeria gets better”.
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Parts of the country were plunged into a total blackout for hours on Sunday after the nation’s power grid collapsed again, The PUNCH reports.
Two of the power distribution companies in the country, Kaduna Electric and Eko Electricity Distribution Company, announced the national grid collapse on Sunday afternoon.
Kaduna Electric, in a message to its customers via its Twitter handle, said, “We regret to inform you that the loss of power supply in our franchise – Kaduna, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states – is as a result of the collapse of the national grid. The collapse occurred at about 11:26 am this morning.
“Supply shall be restored as soon as the grid is back up. We regret all inconveniences,” the Disco added.
EKEDC, in a text message sent to its customers, said, “Dear customer, there is a system collapse on the national grid. Supply will be restored as soon as the issue is resolved. Apologies for the inconvenience.
The grid, which is being managed by government-owned Transmission Company of Nigeria, has continued to suffer system collapse over the years amid a lack of spinning reserve that is meant to forestall such occurrences.
Spinning reserve is the generation capacity that is online but unloaded and that can respond within 10 minutes to compensate for generation or transmission outages.