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How a mum and her daughter kidnapped 23 children in Calabar

A
55-year-old woman identified as Mrs. Etuk Effiong and her daughter were on
Friday arrested in Calabar, Cross River State, after they were found with 23
children suspected to have been kidnapped and brought to their home.
mum and her daughter kidnapped 23 children

The woman and her 27-year-old daughter, whose name was given as Inameti, were
arrested by policemen from the Mbukpa Police Station in Calabar-South axis of
the metropolis on a tip off.

Although the age of the children, who were looking hungry and dressed in
tattered clothes, could not be ascertained, a policeman said they were between
the categories of three to nine years.

The children sat on the dusty floor behind the police counter as most of them
were crying while
others slept as the police barred journalists from taking any
picture.

The police did not also allow journalists who thronged the station to speak
with the arrested suspects.

State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Hogan Bassey, who confirmed the
arrest, said the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Henry Fadairo, would speak
on the development after investigation had been concluded.

Southern City News gathered that the two key suspects were picked up on Friday
following a call from the Clan Head of Efut Unwanse, OkonEtim-Effiong.

Etim-Effiong said:

 “The landlord of the house
at No. 30 Asuquo Abasi Street alerted me that one of his tenants, Inameti, was
camping unusually high number of children in her one room apartment under
suspicious circumstance.
“When I got there and confirmed, I had to alert the police who came and
evacuated them to their station on Mbukpa Street in Calabar-South, including
the suspect as well as another elderly woman whom she claimed was her mother.”
According
to the clan head, the principal suspect, the mother, claimed that she was a
general overseer of a church in Akwa Ibom State, where she was about to move
the children.

Etim-Effiong also said that the woman, whose husband’s name was given as Daniel
Effiong, is from Ukanafun Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

He said the suspect claimed that she had “official” permission from Federal
Government to run an orphanage, adding that she took the children in order to
“train” them in Akwa Ibom State.

The clan head, who said his quick intervention saved the suspects from being
lynched, believed that most of the children might have been stolen from
different parts of Calabar.

Also giving his version of the story, the landlord of the house were the
children were camped, Mr. Nsikak Ekpo said:

 “My wife alerted me early
this morning that over 20 little children arrived my compound in a truck about
one hour earlier and were camped in Inameti’s one room apartment.”
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Drama at Ooni of Ife’s Palace: Wives, Children Barred from Burial (photos)

 

The final burial rites of the late Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade,
Olubuse II, was performed on Friday, but his wives, children and family
members were unable to pay their last respects as they were barred from
the programme.

Traditional prayers were offered for the late monarch by Tadimole Awo
Ilare, Chief Faloba. The event was conducted in less than three hours.

Ooni of Ife Wives Barred from Burial

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Open Heavens 15 August 2015: Saturday daily devotion by Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Favour Uproots Obstacles


Topic: Favour Uproots Obstacles [Saturday August 15, 2015]

Memorise: Thou hast granted me life and favour, and thy
visitation hath preserved my spirit. -
Job
10:12


Read: Zachariah 4:6-9 (KJV)

6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto
Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the
LORD of hosts.

7 Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain:
and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace,
grace unto it.

8 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

9 The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands
shall also...

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How a fast rising artiste Skiibii faked his death to promote new song

Skiibii

Viral reports that a Nigerian reggae and R&B music
artist, Skiibii Mayana fondly called Swaggerlee of Africa
died this morning isn’t true after all.

Just a few hours ago, the 22-year-old ‘Sampu’ crooner allegedly
collapsed in his sitting room and before anyone could get to the scene,
he gave up the ghost.
The
report had claimed that he was dressed up and headed for his media
rounds today when he suddenly fell and was unable to be resuscitated.
This however, is not true, as according to reports, it was only a ‘sick’ publicity stunt.
There are indications that he came up with the sickening act to promote his upcoming song.
A
source in the music industry said the
report of his death was a complete...

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