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The victim said he was forced to call his sister in Canada who provided the ransom before he regained his freedom. 

Kyliuk Morris. Photo: Tunji Bosun
 A 52-year-old Canadian, Kyliuk Morris, on Tuesday said policemen in Ogun State assisted him to deliver the N2.5m ransom paid to his kidnappers to regain his freedom.

Morris, in a chat with PUNCH Metro in Abeokuta, said his ordeal started when he was abducted by the hoodlums at Fidiwo, in the Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The victim said he was heading for Ibadan, Oyo State, when the incident happened on March 13, 2019.

The Canadian noted that he spent six days in the kidnappers’ den, adding that he was forced to eat eba and drink dirty water.

Morris explained that he was travelling with his wife to fix his car when the two gunmen shot at his car, which made him to drive into a ditch.

He noted that when his wife tried to escape to get help, the kidnappers shot at her, while he was led to a bush.

“I spent six days in the den of the kidnappers. They beat me up, while my wife ran around to raise the ransom they demanded,” he added.

The victim said he was forced to call his sister in Canada who provided the ransom before he regained his freedom.

He said, “A policeman, who collected the ransom, paid the kidnappers to get me released from my abductors.”

The Canadian, who had been married to a Nigerian, Mrs Justina Kyliuk at the Marriage Registry, Accra, Ghana, since December 9, 2014, said they had been together for the past five years.

He stated that he decided to stay in Abeokuta to set up a farming business before the incident occurred.

When asked about how he paid the ransom, Morris said, “A policeman assigned from Abuja gave my wife a telephone number to call an officer from the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Ogun State.

“Aside from the ransom, they (police) asked my wife to give them N20,000 as transportation fare. They said they risked their lives to get me out.

“I want the government to be aware of what happened to me. The Nigerian government has been pushing for foreign investors to come, especially for agriculture and yet, there is no security; absolute zero security.

“I am not calling for a special treatment because I am a Canadian. I want people to be aware of what is happening. I just did through personal experience.

“If they (the police) have a job to do, they should do it. I think government at all levels should hold the police responsible for what they are hired for.

“If someone is kidnapped, the police should do their job. My wife went to see them, but they made no effort. My wife told them the exact place where I was; nothing was done. They dragged their feet.”

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the Canadian’s abduction and release.

He described the allegation of being part of the ransom payment as false.

“He was rescued; what he said is impossible, who is that kidnapper that will come and collect ransom from the police?

“It is not possible because the police have been campaigning against people paying ransom to kidnappers.

“If people stop paying ransom to them, they will stop the business of kidnapping; so, the police cannot encourage them.

“Immediately the case was reported, the state Commissioner of Police deployed all our tactical squads to find him at all cost and eventually, he was rescued.

“We are not aware of any ransom deal. What we know is that he was kidnapped and rescued by the police,”
 the police spokesman said.

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Enugu State Bans Use Of Fireworks During The Yelutide Season

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The Enugu State police has prohibited the use of knockouts in this festive season warning that violators would face the wrath of the law.

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The Enugu State Police Command has reiterated its ban on use of fireworks this festive season.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said this in a statement on Tuesday, December 10th that the ban was due to the explosives’ security implications.
“Their usages are capable of diverting the attention of security agencies from knowing when things are going wrong in our environment.  

“It could also ignite an inferno when thrown either knowingly or unknowingly to inflammable materials in our environment and considering the dry season and its associated situations.’’

According to him, the command is advising the public, parents and caregivers to warn their children and wards against the use of fireworks.

The police spokesman noted that the command, in partnership with other sister security agencies and relevant stakeholders, had been directed by the commissioner of police to fish out violators. 

“Violators will be made to face the consequences in line with the relevant sections of the law.  “The command further advises members of the public to be security conscious and law abiding
,’’ he added.

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“I hate my big breasts” Lady laments as she narrates how her mum and neighbours shamed her when she began growing breasts early

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A Nigerian lady, with the handle @mimiubinu has taken to Instagram to disclose how much she hates being busty.

She went on to narrate how her mum, neighbours and school mates shamed her for growing breasts early.

She recalled how men were already trying to take advantage of her from the age of 9, by buying her things, just because she began growing breasts earlier than her peers.

She claimed that when her mother noticed her breasts for the first time, she created a scene, saying that her daughter has “spoil” and she called neighbours to come and see for themselves.

She added that classmates also bullied and shamed her for her big breasts.

She wrote:

Growing up I hated my big boobs
It’s was not this funny o. Growing up I hate my boobs, I used to cry every night, lord why me? Why do I have boobs at the tender age of 9 wen my mate were all flat chested? Why ? Why? Now everyone thinks I have “spoil”. I recall meeting my best friend begging her to tie wrapper very tight on my chest so they can go back…true story. The reason I hate my boobs was my mother, surprised? Don’t be, I’ll get there. At the tender age of 9 I’d know that my school teachers, lesson teacher and random guys were toasting me i didn’t understand why grown men were always buying my biscuits, sweet or ice cream. I didn’t but I do now ?. Okay back to the gist, one day I got into trouble as usual in my mother’s way of scolding me she usually takes off my clothes to whip me with cane or kobobo, as she proceeds to raise up my clothes my big round breast face her, she screamed OMG ? this girl don spoil oo, neighbors come oo. Neighbor came both male and female. See her chest as she small reach she don dey grow breast my mum said. My breast was there for everyone to see, judge, poke at. I just stood there wishing the ground could swallow me, wat is my offense, Did I give myself breast? I thought to myself. Na men dey drawn the breast a neighbor chip in. I couldn’t shower outside anymore like all my mates did, I’d queue like the grown up to use the bathroom. Oh!, and my class mate in primary school didn’t make life easy for me either, lol. I was picked on called bad girl just because I was the only one in my class with breast. I remember one day I had a sleep over in my class mate house we went in to shower I refused to take off my singlet, take it off she yelled, I said naa I’m good I’ll shower like this, she was adamant proceeded to pull my singlet up and viola breast in her face, I saw the shock, the disbelief, and disgust on her face. At the age of sixteen they were already like big size paw paw, very big round and sitting proudly on my chest. When my mate were all rocking tank tops i was forbidden ? to ever wear tank top, why? I don’t know.Lately I’ve been thinking of going for breast reduction? What do you think guys? Leave a comment please.

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Alleged Cybercrimes: Mompha Drags EFCC To Court, Demands N5M For Unlawful Detention

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Social media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha a.k.a Mompha has filed a fundamental rights enforcement suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, alleging unlawful detention and a violation of his rights.

Mompha was arrested by the antigraft agency on October 18th in Abuja on allegation of cybercrime and money laundering.

In his suit filed before the Lagos State High Court Igbosere by his counsel, Gboyega Oyewole SAN, Mompha accused the EFCC of detaining him beyond the constitutionally-allowed period without being charged to court.

He stated that the remand order the EFCC obtained to keep him in their custody since his arrest has expired and the agency has refused to charge him to court.

He has asked the court to award N5m against the EFCC. The court is yet to fix any date to hear the case.

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