The EFCC has arrested a bank staff, Olumide Agbabiaka for allegedly stealing N137 million from a customer’s account.

Moreover, Olumide is a sales agent with Fidelity Bank plc and the account officer to the customer he allegedly stole from.

In fact, he usually visited the business premises of the victim weekly to collect cash.

However, instead of depositing all the money, the suspect remitted only a portion.

The other portion on several occasions was diverted for his own use.

Meanwhile, in the process of investigating the case, Agbabiaka had used the stolen fund to build houses, purchase cars, invest in fixed deposits and insurance policies.

To cover up the crime, the suspect issued fictitious bank slips to deceive the customer that truly he deposited the sum.

Obviously, Agbabiaka’s fraudulent acts were discovered when the customer came to the bank for his statement of account.

Subsequently, the customer reconciled the statement with the cash collection register.

In this case, the suspect allegedly committed the offense between January 2017 and July 2019.

EFCC investigators have established a case of diversion and stealing against the suspect.

At least five thousand families in some communities of Ibaji Local Government Area of Kogi State have been displaced by the flood.

Moreover, most affected communities are communities situated close to the River Niger and Amalo River.

However, the river overflew its banks submerging residential buildings, schools, and farmlands.

Therefore, the flood displaced many families and properties worth millions of naira were destroyed.

The Chairman of the Ibaji Local Government Area caretaker committee, Mr. Willaiam Ikojo confirm the development.

Ikojo, lamented the plight of the victims when he led some officials of the council on an inspection tour to the affected towns and villages.

Meanwhile, the victims are encountering severe hardship with many residing in makeshift structures.

“The local government is working hard to create Internally Displaced Persons (IDP’s) camps to resettle those rendered homeless”.

“ Their immediate need is food, hence, the situation is bad now, even the palace of the traditional ruler of Ibaji Chief John Egwemi has been submerged. Said Ikojo.

In like manner, travelers have resort to the use of speedboat as an alternative means of transportation.

Consequently, Ikojo calls on both the Federal and State government to help rescue the situation before it degenerate.

Finally, he said, relief and donor agencies should also come to the aid of the flood victims.

A building has been uncovered by the Kaduna State Police, where at least three hundred children are kept.

The building is, however, located in Rigasa, Kaduna in Central Nigeria.

Moreover, the children were tortured, chained, sexually assaulted and starved.

The Kaduna Police Commissioner, Ali Janga confirmed the incident, saying, he received information that something is going on a rehabilitation Center or Islamic school in Rigasa.

Obviously, the police discovered that it is neither a rehabilitation Center nor an Islamic school.

Besides, some of the children are in chains, so they would not escape.

Additionally, the majority of them are from neighboring countries like Burkina Faso, Mali and others from across Nigeria.

Consequently, Ali Janga calls the rehabilitation center “Kaduna house of horror”.

Furthermore, there were signs that the victims may be going through some form of indoctrination.

Although, the people in charge of the “House of horror” claimed it is an Islamic rehabilitation center.

By and large, the detained children said they made it mandatory for them to fast and they sexually abused them.

In brief, all the children have been moved.

We cannot confirm whether the minders of the abused and starved children were arrested.

An explosion has killed one person and injured nine others in Kampala. L

However, the explosion occurred on Saturday, September 21 around 3 pm in Mabanda Trading Centre, Mutugga in Wakiso District, Uganda.

In addition, the Spokesperson, Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police, Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed the incident.

Moreover, the explosion went off as groups of scrap dealers were cutting a piece of metal. I

Meanwhile, the deceased has been identified as Abdul Igga, aged twenty-three, a welder in the Mabande trading center.

Therefore, the injured victims are Rodgers Matovu, a cyclist from Bombo and Gerald Kajubi from Matugga.

Others including Rashid Mukasoma, Fatima Nantongo, Namulibwa, Galiwango and Ssalongo.

Victims are presently receiving treatment at the Mulago hospital.

The United States Airstrike has eliminated eight terrorist leaders in Libya.

The strike occurred on Thursday, September 19, thus, the first US airstrike in the Northern African Country in one year.

The US Africa Command confirmed the attack on Friday, saying eight militants died in the airstrike.

Moreover, the airstrike eliminated the terrorist the same day the US Ambassador to Libya, Richard Norland met with Libyan National Army, Khalifa Haftar who launched an attack on the capital Tripoli on April 4.

Equally, AFRICOM’s Commander, Gen Stephen Townsend also confirmed the incident.

However, Townsend explained that the strike is to “eliminate terrorist leaders in the vicinity of the town of Murzug.

Noting that the Murzuq is an oasis, about 800 kilometers (500 miles) south of the capital Tripoli.

Above all, Townsend added that no civilian sustained injury by the airstrike.

Meanwhile, the government of the National Accord and the Hafta-backed Libyan House of Representatives have been engaged in a civil war since 2014.

British royal couple, Prince Harry, Meghan Duchess of Sussex and their son Archie have arrived South Africa for a ten-day official tour. S

Moreover, the family arrived at Cape Town on Monday, September 23 at about 10:40 am local time, hence, flying from London Heathrow.

They touched down a few hours ahead of their official engagement.

Staff in hi-vis jackets, welcomed them at the airport smiling and chanting away as they walk through the airport.

Meghan and Harry are expected to kick off their adventure today in Cape Town.

They will be watching a workshop that teaches kids their rights, self-awareness, and safety.

In like manner, the workshop will also provide self-defense classes and female empowerment training. T

However, they will then go on a tour to the District Six Museum to learn about their work and reunite members of the community forcibly relocated during the apartheid era.

Thereafter, the family will be joining a cooking activity with former residents of District Six.

Additionally, the family will also be learning about the work of “Wave for Change” at Monwabisi Beach.

“Waves of Change” is a nonprofit organization that trains and supports local surf mentors who provide mental health services to young people.

Meanwhile, the visits including visiting Lunchbox Fund, one of four charities to benefit from the generous donations made by the public to celebrate Archie’s birth.

The fund, provides nearly 30,000 meals every day to “Wave of Change” programs and schools in South Africa.

Apart from this, Harry will leave his family in South Africa while he proceeds to Angola, Malawi, and Botswana.

Unknown Gunmen, on Tuesday, September 17, killed five people in three different attacks in Taraba State.

Moreover, the incident happened in the Wukari local government area of Taraba State.

The Council Chairman, Daniel Grace confirmed the incident saying, six others sustained injuries.

The first attack, however, occurred in Numa where gunmen killed two people on their farm and two others sustained injuries.

Furthermore, gunmen ambushed a passing vehicle in Yoyina which led to the death of two people, two persons also sustained injuries.

Finally, in Toshan, gunmen attacked a passing vehicle, killed one person and injured two people.

The Police Public Relations Officers (PPRO) David Misal also confirmed the attacks claiming that only three-people were killed.

The Lagos State Police have rescued nineteen young women from a baby factory in Lagos.

Whereas, the baby factory is located at No. 14 Adisa Street, Ayanwole Area of Ikotun, Lagos State.

Moreover, the Lagos Police Spokesperson Bala Elkana confirmed the incident saying, the victims are between the ages of fifteen and twenty-eight.

He also added that four babies were rescued.

Furthermore, the police stated that they acted on an intelligent report received from a reliable source.

However, the suspects lured their victims to Lagos from across Nigeria with promises of domestic jobs.

Meanwhile, the suspects abducted these women for the purpose of getting them pregnant.

Afterward, they sell their babies to potential buyers.

In addition, the babies were sold based on their sex, male babies are sold for N500,000 and female babies for N300,000.

Consequently, the police have arrested two women but the main suspect identified as Madam Oluchi from Imo State escaped.

The two suspects’ names are Happiness Ukwuoma ‘F’ 40 years, from Imo State and Sherifat Ipeja ‘F’ 54 years from Epe.

According to Elkana, the command with other agencies and stakeholders are working on rehabilitating and settling the pregnant girls and their babies.

Investigations are ongoing and the suspects would appear in court soon.

Sudan has ordered the closure of its borders with Libya and the Central African Republic on September 26th.

Moreover, the decision was over security concern, hence, the first since the fall of autocrat Omar Hassan Al-Bashir.

Meanwhile, the civilian-military sovereign council made the decision at a meeting in Niyala, the capital of Darfur State.

“The sovereign council, in a meeting with the government of South Dafur, ordered the closure of the border with Libya and the Central Africa Republic as it threatened the security and economy of the country”.

Although, the media report claimed that many rebels from Sudan’s war-torn region of Dafur had crossed into Libya to build up their military capacities.

Whereas, some also joined the Libyan strong man Khalifa Haftar’s forces.

Thousands of African nationals attempt to reach the Mediterranean through Sudan every year.

However, the majority of them had an ultimate plan to reach the European shore through the migratory routes in Sudan.

At least seven children died in a classroom collapse in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.

However, the incident happened as students were starting their morning lessons around 8 am.

The first floor of the building collapsed, trapping the children below.

Moreover, Education Cabinet Secretary, George Magoha confirmed the incident.

Magoha said” We have regrettably lost seven lives to this morning’s incident that occurred around 8 am, as learners of class five to eight were starting lessons”.

Meanwhile, according to Kenya’s school system, class’s five to eight usually covers children aged from ten to fourteen years.

Sixty-four other children also sustained injuries.

Over six hundred children were taken to the for check-ups at a nearby health center.

Magoha immediately ordered that the school be closed for four days for safety checks.

As a matter of fact, the authorities have previously warned that 30,000 to 40,000 buildings erected without approval in Nairobi are at risk of collapse.

Recall that fifty-one people died following heavy rainfall in Nairobi three years ago.

On Tuesday, September 26, armed robbers attacked a branch of Wema Bank in Ise Ekiti, Ise Orun Local Government Area of Ekiti.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Ekiti, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu confirmed the incident.

However, the robbers arrived at the town some minutes past 2:00 pm and got away with some money.

Moreover, the operation lasted for about thirty minutes, hence, no life was lost.

Note that the robbers came into town in two vehicles through the Ikere Ekiti road axis.

Meanwhile, they shot at regular intervals into the air to scare away residents, customers, as well as bank officials.

According to Ikechukwu, the robbers attacked the bank with dynamite to gain entrance into the banking hall.

“I can confirm to you that a bank was robbed at Ise Ekiti this afternoon”.

“ The robbers broke the security with explosive material, precisely dynamite”.

“ Our men are on their trail and we shall ensure that none of them escapes”.

“ Members of the public are advised to go about their normal duties and be rest assured that we are ready to protect lives and property at all time”. Said Ikechujwu.

A landslide has killed about thirty people at an illegal gold mine in Chad.

Moreover, the incident occurred on Tuesday, September 24, in a mine at the Tibesti region near the Libyan border.

According to the Defense Minister, Mahamat Sala, more victims might still be buried in the rubble.

Significantly, Tibesti has witnessed rapid growth in illegal mining in recent years, often by refugees from Sudan looking for money to go to Europe or by rebels fighting the army.

Meanwhile, illegal miners use unsafe methods, which makes accidents more prominent in such mines in Africa.

Similarly, forty people died when part of Glencore copper and cobalt mine collapsed in Southern Congo.

At least fifty people have gone missing and feared dead following the collapse of a three-story building under construction in Sierra-Leon.

Moreover, the incident happened on Wednesday, September 25 in BO Kenema highway in the country’s southern province.

Assistant Inspector General of Police Saidy Kamara confirmed the incident.

However, Kamara confirmed that ten people have been rescued but about fifty or more people are still trapped in the building.

Meanwhile, the rescued victims are receiving treatment at the Bo Government Hospital.

“The mood at the scene is sober. Our men with excavators will continue to rescue throughout the night to try to save more survivors.” Said Kamara.

Overall, Kamara urged the city’s residents to check on their relatives and loved ones to know their whereabouts.

The cause of the accident is still yet unknown.

In addition, relatives and emergency staff are working together to rescue trapped victims.

Gracious David-West, a serial killer arrested in Rivers State, has confessed to killing fifteen women in seven states.

Moreover, the suspect earlier confessed to killing seven women when he was arrested last week.

Meanwhile, Police Spokesperson, Nnamdi Omoni confirmed the development in a telephone interview.

Furthermore, the suspect confessed to killing one person each in Abia, Ibadan (Oyo State), Owerri (Imo state), Ikeja (Lagos State) and nine in Rivers State.

However, David-West was on his way to Uyo, Akwa Ibom State when a CCTV video of his last attack went viral.

Apparently, the video made him easy for the police to arrest him.

David-west also confessed that he is a member of Dey-gbam fraternity.

The situation became worrisome when at least five women lost their lives within three days. This led to a series of protests by women bodies and civil society groups in the State.

The protesters called on security agencies in the state especially the Department of Security Services (DSS) and the police.

They urged the security agencies to do everything within their powers to find the killer.

Four people were rescued by a fishing boat after their boat capsized off-shore of the bluff.

Moreover, the victims, three men, and a child were rescued on Tuesday morning, September 24.

Meanwhile, National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRL) Durban Station Commander, Jonathan Kellerman who confirmed the incident said a team was deployed after receiving a report of a capsized boat.

“ On arrival on the scene, we found the local fishing boat Mad Max had rescued three adults and a child from the water”.

However, Kellerman added that the command took the four victims to the NSRI station for medical assessment by the Paramedics.

Consequently, one out of the three men sustained minor injuries and was transported to a hospital by ambulance for further care.

The boat was towed to the Vetch’s Pier vicinity, where it was recovered.

Boko Haram has killed one of the six Action against Hunger Aid workers abducted in July.

Moreover, they were abducted near the town of Damasak, Borno State on July 18 during an attack by the terrorist.

Conversely, the Headquarters of the Action against Hunger in France confirmed the development.

One of the aid workers died during the attack.

However, the government announced earlier that it was negotiating for the release of the locally employed staff of the French-based agency.

The terrorist recently uploaded a video online showing how they killed the humanitarian worker.

Meanwhile, a Nigerian journalist, Ahmed Salkida broke the sad news on twitter with a blurred photograph of a masked man beheading one of the abducted.

Boko Haram said the unnamed aid worker was executed because the government deceived them, following months of negotiations.

At least six people died when a fuel tanker exploded during a traffic accident in Bamako, the center of Mali’s Capital.

The incident, however, happened on Tuesday, September 24 near a gas station in Bamako, Mali.

In like manner, forty-six people were badly injured in the accident.

Moreover, the tanker swerved out of the way of a motorcycle, lost control, crashed on its side and exploded.

Apparently, the flames engulfed onlookers, who then ran to put themselves out in near gutters.

Meanwhile, the forty-six injured are receiving hospital treatment.

Investigations are still ongoing and the area is cordoned off.

On Monday, September 23, a fire broke out at the Unity Bank head office on Victoria Island, Lagos.

Moreover, a video trending on social media showed that the fire gutted the top part of the building.

However, Unity Bank Plc confirmed the incident saying, the fire affected only one floor of the building.

Meanwhile, Head Corporate Communications Mattew Obiazikwor said “The fire service has intervened and has contained the fire.

Obiazikwor added that there was no casualties due to the fire.

In particular, the fire did not affect the banking hall and other strategic business areas.

He finally expresses gratitude to all agencies and volunteers that assisted in containing the fire.

At least six people have been killed and ten others critically injured in an accident on Doma Bridge, Gombe State.

However, the accident occurred on Tuesday, September 23 involving a truck, a commercial bus, and three tricycles.

Moreover, the truck driver lost control and rammed into other vehicles, thus, knocking them into a nearby canal.

According to witnesses, the truck carrying Zink roofing sheets collided with the bus coming from the opposite direction.

At the same time, the collision led to the smashing of three tricycles parked alongside the busy road near the Hammadu Kafi area.

It is also important to note that, accidents involving trucks are becoming prevalent on Doma Bridge.

On April 12, four cars were burnt when a fuel tanker exploded on the bridge.

Twelve people died and sixteen were injured due to the fire.

Similarly, six people sustained injuries as four vehicles were damaged after a diesel tanker fell on the same bridge on April 18.

On Wednesday, September 24, United States Forces stated they had killed eleven suspected militants linked to Islamic State.

However, the strike is the second airstrike in less than a week near the Southern Libyan town of Murouq.

Moreover, the attack occurred on Tuesday, September 23, following a September 19 strike that killed eight suspected militants.

Director of Operations for US Africa Command, Major General William Gayler confirmed the attack.

Meanwhile, the airstrike was conducted to eliminate ISIS terrorists and deny them the ability to conduct attacks on the Libyan people.

Recall that in 2016, Islamic State Militants lost its stronghold in the coastal city of Sirte, thus, retreated south into Libya’s desert.

Consequently, the United State said it would not allow militants to use a conflict between eastern and western-base factions around the capital Tripoli to protect themselves.