Officials of the Kano State Hisbah board have banned the use of mannequins to display clothes by tailors, supermarkets, and boutique owners in the state.
Commander of the state Hisbah Board, Sheikh Aroun Ibn Sina, who announced the ban in the state today June 30, added that the use of mannequins by tailors, boutique owners, and others contravened the provision of Islamic injunctions.
In his words
“Hisbah prohibits the use of mannequins at shops, commercial and private residences and other public places. This violates Islamic provisions, it is also responsible for immoral thoughts among some members of the public, all these are against Islam.
We have divided Kano into five areas for the monitoring and implementation of the ban across the state.”
He also said that the agency would embark on sensitization of the people to educate them on how Islam frowns on the use of the mannequins, while the agency will send its officials to apprehend and prosecute offenders.
The wife of the Odogwu (Warlord) of Ogwash-Uku kingdom, Aniocha South LGA, Mrs. Ohai, was over the weekend stripped and raped by irate youths over chieftaincy tussle.
Recounting how it happened to newsmen, the Odogwu of Ogwash-Uku, Chief Gabriel Ohai, said the youths turned against him when sopme police officers came into the community to arrest one of them.
“Police came to re-arrest one Ikechukwu Illoba who led his hoodlums to beat a 75 year-old man to death after an autopsy result.
The suspect, who raised alarm and called his cohorts as early as 6am already converged before the arrival of policeman resisted re-arrest.
Immediately the police left, the hoodlums moved in their numbers to my house pulled down my gate, fence and moved to my palace I built, set my house ablaze, stripped my wife naked, raped her, burnt down my two vehicles and movedto my palace I built, set my house ablaze, stripped my wife naked, raped her, burnt down my two vehicles and moved to my farm, 20 kilometre away from where I live, set the building there ablaze.
My workers quarters were burnt down, my livestock over 3000 birds, 100 pigs and others were released into the forest. The farm was destroyed completely, some of my property were looted other set ablaze.
It became imperative for me to talk to the world, the government and human rights organization to know what I am passing through in the hand of those who are above the law. And there is now lawlessness in Azungwu Quaters, Ogwash-Uku” Ohai said
Twelve persons were injured during the attack. Also, three houses, poultry, and two vehicles worth over N500 million were destroyed by the irate youths.
The spokesperson of the state police command, Bright Edafe, who confirmed the incident, said an investigation has been launched.
Big Brother Naija star, Gifty has reacted to United Arab Emirates suspending Direct Employment Visa for Nigerians.
LIB reported that the United Arab Emirates government suspended Direct Employment Visa for Nigerians as a result of the increasing rate of crimes involving Nigerians in the Middle-East country.
Reacting to this via an Instastory post, Gifty stated that it is a shame to be called a Nigerian. Describing Nigeria as a lawless country, she also expressed fear of other countries subjecting Nigerians to same treatment.
A 43-year-old man identified as Adejumo Maruf has confessed to stealing a school minibus popularly called Korope.
The man who was paraded at the police command headquarters in Osogbo, Osun State, blamed the theft on his “excessive love for his wife and children”.
Speaking to newsmen at the command headquarters, Maruf said his life changed negatively after his wife deserted him and took their five children along. According to him, he was living a good life while he was in Lagos until about two years ago when he relocated to Osogbo.
“It is true I stole a Korope at Criterion Nursery and Primary School, Kelebe area, after working with the school for about three months. I did it to make money and take care of my wife and children.
“I was living a decent life in Lagos State before things nosedived over two years ago and we relocated to Osogbo. Yet, there was no change and my wife left with our five children.
I was using it as a passenger bus before I was caught after two days in the Ajah area of Lagos State. I love my wife and children and can do anything for them.”
The state Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode who told newsmen that the suspect ran away with the bus to Lagos State, where he converted it to a commercial bus before being arrested by the police, added that the man will be arraigned in court soon.
Actress Biodun Okeowo a.k.a Omoborty has debunked claims of being in a romantic relationship with former lawmaker, Dino Melaye.
The actress who recounted how she met the former lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District at the national assembly in 2017, said she never knew the photo she shared thereafter will give rumour mongers a field day to spread lies and unfounded allegations against her.
Insisting that she is not in any amorous relationship/entanglement with Dino Melaye, Omoborty added that it is shocking to hear about insinuations of snatching Dino Melaye from my colleague and being in a romantic relationship with him.
Few days ago my attention was drawn to an audio recording circulating on social media which I also listened to myself, purportedly accusing me of being romantically involved with Dino Melaye. It was shocking to hear about insinuations of snatching him from my colleague and being in a romantic relationship with him.
Considering my current engagement with my businesses and acting career, I ordinarily would have ignored and keep mute about it. But I decided against such action as my silence would seemingly and inadvertently give it a semblance of truth…as silence is termed to mean consent.
I met Dino Melaye at a certain wedding ceremony in 2017 where we took photographs together just as I did with other guests and dignitaries at the party. Thereafter, I posted on my Instagram. Unknown to me posting a picture of myself and Dino only gave rumour mongers a field day to spread lies and unfounded allegations against me that I’m dating this particular man.
I unequivocally state and reaffirm that I am not and was never in any amorous relationship with him and neither am I in any form of entanglement with him.
I will appreciate it, if this settles any misconception, assumptions, innuendos and falsehood about my alleged relationship with Dino Melaye. At this point I will like to state explicitly that I am certainly not involved in any form of relationship with him whatsoever.
To all my BORTY Nations, I will never let you down. For now, my focus is on my kids, my man, my businesses and my acting career. I have set my face like a flint on that path. Thank you to all who reached out to me and believed in me.
Tonto Dikeh and her new man, Prince Kpokpogri, looked so in love at his birthday party which took place over the weekend. Prince turned a year older over the weekend and a birthday celebration was held in his honor.
One of the high points of the day was when Tonto presented her man with the keys to an expensive gift. She got so emotional when he received it and gave her a kiss.
Mr. Usifo Ataga’s close friend, Douglas Aniemena, has published an article in which he gave his opinion on how the Super TV boss was killed.
In his piece, Douglas who is a childhood friend of the deceased expressed doubts that Chidinma Ojukwu, the UNILAG student who was with the deceased carried out the murder all by herself. He opined that this is a case of conspirational homicide. He averred that Ataga’s murder was neither an accident nor a drug-fuelled sexcapade gone wrong.
He opined that it was a premeditated, well-set-up conspiracy to murder. According to Douglas, one person, however strong could not have tied and gagged Usifo Ataga and then carried out all that was done alone.
Read what he wrote below
Finally, we have an arrest in the ongoing saga of the murder of Usifo Ataga, and we also have a ‘confession’. An apprehended suspect has spoken, and, in a nutshell, she tells the World that it was a crime of passion.
The same crime of passion angle that was rushed, planted, and disseminated via the social media by person(s) unknown, barely hours after the news broke. In whose interest is it if we all accept this as a crime of passion?
The culprit, Chidinma Adaora Ojukwu, an innocent looking, soft spoken 21-year-old University of Lagos female undergraduate, spoke to the assembled press in a calm and measured tone, stating that basically, they had a drug-fuelled sex tryst that got out of hand when he tried to rape her, hitting her head against the wall and she grabbed a knife and stabbed him twice.
She also stated that she stole his money afterwards, using his ATM card and pin number that he had freely given her prior, asking her to take any amount she wanted but that she had declined, telling him that it was not what she wanted.
She also admitted to ‘helping’ herself with some money from his account after killing him and that she only stole N380,000 as opposed to N5m that was transferred from his account, and when asked why she stole from him, she answered that she needed the money for her school fees.
The Police have since also released a statement saying amongst other things, that the suspect CONSPIRED WITH OTHERS, NOW AT LARGE, and allegedly murdered one Michael Usifo Ataga. The short service apartment where the alleged murder was committed was secretly booked by the suspect on the 13th of June 2021 and that she left the apartment after the deed had been done on the 15th of June 2021.
A fake driver’s license bearing Mary Johnson with the suspect’s photograph, was found amongst her belongings at her home, as well as a blood-stained cloth, ostensibly worn on the day of the murder.
The suspect confessed to using a kitchen knife to stab the deceased and that she took away the evidence, the blood-stained knife and discarded it in a dustbin by her house. She also admitted to stealing his iPhone.
The owner/manager of the service apartment said that the suspect called to book using a USA WhatsApp number and claimed that she had just arrived in the country and was at the airport and needed a place quiet to quarantine and that her passport was held at the airport because of Covid.
After taking the apartment, the suspect called the Manager/Owner and security guard a few times and all the time, she made sure to block her number, including after committing the murder, to extend her stay and ask them not to disturb the room, and again to enquire from her if the deceased’s vehicle had been taken away, unaware that the said Owner/Manager was already helping the Police.
Days after the incident, no one could describe her because according to the Owner/Manager and all her staff, she always wore face masks. The Security guard at the premises stated that the suspect had come to the gate to receive delivery from a delivery man who later told him after the suspect had taken her delivery, that it was drugs.
All parties involved in this ugly incident have now spoken, barring Usifo Ataga, who is no more. The dead cannot talk, so it is with Usifo. Who will speak for Usifo Ataga? I pray the facts of the case speak for him, especially as we consider that no amount of chicanery, sophistry, blatant lies and/or conjectures can defeat the evidence of solid facts.
What are the facts that we know? Usifo died a horrific death. He was not stabbed 2 or even 5 times; he was stabbed multiple times. His hands were bound tightly, and the marks were still all over his wrists, accompanied with evidence of torture and assault even as his corpse lay in the morgue.
And no one in the entire building heard his screams because he was gagged. Let that sink in: he was bound, gagged and tortured! The now-viral video of the room with the deceased lying on the floor, shows a room with blood-stained walls and floor, evidence of a ferocious struggle. One person could never have carried these out!
She claims that Usifo Ataga tried to rape her. How preposterous can one really get? The truth is that the allegation of an attempted rape is such an easy and convenient one for any woman alone in a room with a man to make.
Even if both of them are alive, without CCTV, how does the man conclusively prove that he didn’t make such an attempt? The credibility of those involved and circumstances around the case must come into play in search of the truth.
A man you claim to have been sleeping with and that you were so eager to sleep with him that you eagerly booked an apartment yourself and came to expressly sleep with him, not for a few hours but for days on end, and that he had already slept with you twice, tried to rape you and hit your head against the wall with no evidence of head bruises, even as you left the apartment that same day? Come on, the story doesn’t add up.
This is the same woman it has now come to the fore that at least on one occasion, 3 to 4 years ago, was arrested for blackmailing a married man and using an innocent security man’s bank account to collect the money. She must have been at most, 18 years old then, if not younger! She is clearly a pathological liar, remorseless, calm and assured, and didn’t start today.
She said they did drugs. The toxicology reports are not out yet, but if any drug is found in Usifo’s system, then it makes this dastardly act even worse, he must have been surreptitiously drugged!
In this day of bank transfers, whoever gives you their Bank card and pin number, when they can easily transfer any amount to you, if indeed he gave her his card and said take anything you want, as she claimed? Did he also give her his BVN? How did she obtain it?
Usifo Ataga’s company had some substantial amount of money in an Escrow account, and the first attempt was to try and move the money. Was this done before or after Usifo Ataga had been killed? Then someone sent in instructions trying to change his Banking security details, and that flagged up the account and the account was promptly blocked.
She claimed that she wanted money for school fees, did she need a billion Naira for her school fees? The fact was that because these funds were in an Escrow account, torture Usifo Ataga all you wanted then, he simply could not, and was not able to move even a dime from the money even if he wanted to!
Then, his money in another account was now moved to his account that they had his ATM card and then went on siphoning his funds. The speed and sophistication of these dealings were alarming.
The facts in a nutshell tell us that this incident was neither an accident nor a drug-fuelled sexcapade gone wrong! It was a premeditated, well-set-up conspiracy to murder. One person, however strong could not have tied and gagged Usifo Ataga and then carried out all that was done, talkless of this woman.
The police who have more evidence than I have stated here, have explicitly stated as such. Those still pandering to these salacious slants of these social media stories are just unnecessarily muddying the waters. This is as clear a case of conspiratorial homicide as you will ever get given the circumstances.
And just as Abel’s blood cried out for vengeance from the ground, as the good Scripture says, and in the absence of anyone speaking for Usifo Ataga, may Usifo’s blood shed so callously all over that apartment floor and walls by cowards, speak volumes on his behalf”.
SaharaReporters reports that the Senate President’s new bride is Zainab Algoni Abdulwahid, a young Shuwa Arab girl.
According to the report, the low-key marriage was solemnised at the Sheikh Sharif Ibrahim Saleh’s mosque in Maiduguri on Friday June 25.
The event was reportedly performed secretly to avoid public criticism while Zainab is expected to relocate to Abuja on Sunday. A mini party was also held at the bride’s family residence in Gwange 1 Ward, Malut Shuwa Street, Maiduguri.
“The Senate President of Nigeria, Lawan, got married to a young Shuwa Arab Girl at Maiduguri. Her name is Zainab Algoni Abdulwahid. They got hooked after Jumu’at Prayer on Friday in Maiduguri. The bride will travel to Abuja on Sunday. The ceremony was done secretly. The Senate President didn’t attend the Nikaah, but he sent a delegation to go and get it done.