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Cult War in Calabar: 15 feared hacked to death, 36 ‘ cultists’ captured

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Calabar, Cross River State capital, is famously referred to as “Paradise City” occasioned by the idyllic and tranquil atmosphere prevalent in the city. People from far and wide regularly flock to the city, especially during weekends and holidays, to savour the convivial environment and spectacular cuisine which the city offers.

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•The Suspects

Bank robbery: I was appointed Special Adviser to Governor before my arrest- Suspect

“Two weeks before my arrest, I was been shortlisted as a Special Adviser to Bayelsa State Governor, and we were waiting for him to return from his trip abroad so that he would swear us into our various offices. I did not know that the police got to know about my activities. I was shocked when they trailed me to my house and arrested me and I took them to my boss and he was arrested too. They recovered our arms and ammunition,” he lamented.

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•Rev. Fr. Ugwu

Parishioners accuse Catholic priest of assault, flogging

He continued; ‘’ There was a burial ceremony in the community which the clergy officiated. At the ends of it, the priest did not allow daughters of the community to be served with food and water. He threw away containers of cooked rice, saying that such norms and values have been abolished as far as he is in charge of the parish. After throwing away the food he ended the requiem mass for the deceased. To make matters worse, he occupied a vantage position for hours to ensure that the daughters of Umuoyo village in Abbi were served neither food nor water.”

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Seyi Ade and his tools of trade.

Money ritual: Fake herbalist defrauds Lagos banker of N2.5m

A fake herbalist, yesterday, made a startling revelation of how a staff of one of the new generation banks approached him for money ritual. Vanguard gathered that the suspect, Seyi Ade, a holder of the Ordinary National Diploma, OND, in Business Administration, of the Ibadan Polytechnic, collected N2.5 million from the banker to prepare the concoction two months ago.

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Trader, 27, rapes 10-yr-old girl

A 27-year-old trader, Kingsley Okereke, was also arrested for defiling a minor at 27, Oilmill Street, Ebute-Meta, Lagos Island. Vanguard learned that the 10-year-old victim was raped in the suspect’s shop last week on her way to school. The act was exposed when the girl’s mother received a call from her daughter’s school informing her that she was sick. She rushed to the school and met her daughter bleeding. When questioned, she told her mother what had happened and the person that raped her.

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Nene's-raped-daughter

Pastor put his private part in my bum-bum, gave me N10.00- 7year-old girl

“When we entered, he told my little sister Amaka to take my brother, Victor outside. When they went outside, Uncle asked me to sit on his laps, removed my pants and his trouser and started putting his private part inside my bum-bum. Later, white substance began to come out from it. After he finished, he gave her N10,00. The second time was in the afternoon; I was in the passage alone, so Uncle Joseph started calling me, in a low voice, to come in.

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ATM, Burglar, Suspects

Pastor, others nabbed over ATM scam, burglar

“I don’t want the two years I spent as a Diploma student to be a waste and that was why I was really desperate for money. Unfortunately, I don’t have anybody that can help me. This was the only solution for me. I am begging the government to forgive me, I will change for the better. I will never try this again even if it means me leaving the school, I will leave it and find something else to do rather than endangering my life. In fact, I thank the police for saving my life if not the people would have killed me.

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