The Anjuna Police, a village in South-West of India, have said a Nigerian citizen who died during the weekend at India was a victim of drug overdose.
The victim Michael Nzube, 33 year of age, was hospitalised at St. Anthony Hospital and Research Centre, Anjuna, on Thursday after he suffered what seemed like a meltdown in a taxi.
According to source, the police in India made this known on Thursday morning, adding that a taxi driver at Arpora stopped his vehicle by Bollywood Nights Restaurant, saying his passenger, Nzube, had suddenly became so violent.
The workers at the restaurant also called the police when they could not curtailed the Nigerian. On sighting the police arriving, Nzube was said to have became more violent and allegedly started assaulting the owner of restaurant and one of the staff members.
He was also said to have damaged some things in the taxi.
The police with the help of staff of the restaurant managed to handle him and take him to the hospital.
The owner of the restaurant also later lodged a complaint against Nzube for assault.
The police stated that “they later received a copy of letter from the hospital, saying Nzube had died of suspected drug overdose.
“Nzube was once arrested by Calangute police in 2019 for illegal possession of drugs and was recently released from judicial custody.”
However the India police noted that investigation would continue into the matter.
Police Arrest Rapist In Akwa Ibom State
Police in Akwa Ibom state have arrest a rapist, who allegedly forcefully raped a 17-year-old girl.
A young man of 26 years from Ikot Ubo was arrested as he forcefully raped girl of 17 year on her way to school.
The Vice chairman of Oruk Anam, Hon. Uduak Umoh who handed over the rapist to the police, warmed Oruk Anam indigenes to desist from rapping, kinnapping, and other social vices.
While rushing the girl to Poly Clinic, Ata Obio Akpa, Oruk Anam Local Government Area, the young girl was said to have been seriously wounded.
Abuja Police Reiterate Commitment to Clamp Down on Criminals
The Federal Capital Territory (Abuja) Police Command has reiterate its commitment to clamp down on all criminal elements within the state while issuing a serious warning that those caught would be made to face the full wrath of the law.
The Commissioner of Police, CP, Babaji Sunday made this known during a press conference at the command’s headquarters, Abuja.
The commissioner who reiterated the commitment of the command in ensuring that criminal activities are removed from the FCT, also warned those flaunting the ban on the use of tinted vehicles and covered number plates to desist from such acts.
He assured residents of Abuja that the Command is providing enough security for the protection of lives and properties particularly in the ‘Ember months when criminal activities are believed to be on the increase.
He said, “I want to sound a note of warning to criminal elements within FCT to desist from their nefarious activities or face the full wrath of the law. Also, I wish to reiterate the ban on the use of tinted vehicles and covered number plates within the FCT, as all violators will be arrested and prosecuted accordingly.
“I want to use this medium to reassure FCT residents of the command’s unwavering commitment toward the protection of lives and property within the Federal Capital Territory.
“In addition, I wish to express my profound gratitude to the Inspector-General of Police IGP. Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, FDC, the Honorable Minister of the FCT, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello for their unflinching support towards the FCT command.
“I also want to appreciate Gentlemen of the Press and all those who volunteered useful information to the command in its fight against crime within the FCT”.
Police Indict Man for Allegedly Defrauding Pastor N1.2m
The Lagos state police has indict one Taiwo Awopetu (45-year-old man) before Magistrate Court at Badagry, for allegedly defrauding one Pastor Felix Ogoh of N1.2 million.
Taiwo Awopetu, whose address is still unknown, is facing a two-count charge (fraud and stealing).
The prosecutor, ASP Ikem Uko, told the court that the defendant (Taiwo Awopetu) committed the various offence sometimes in January 2021 at Ajara, Badagry area of Lagos, Nigeria.
Uko said the defendant allegedly collected the sum of N1.2 million from the complainant under the pretext of selling a Toyota Corolla 2006 model to him.
He told the court that the defendant converted the money to his personal use.
He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The prosecutor said the offences contravened Sections 314 and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos, 2015.
The defendant was granted a bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum by the Chief Magistrate, the person of Patrick Adekomaiya.
The Chief Magistrate said the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction with evidence of tax payments to the Lagos State Government.
The chief magistrate then adjourned the case until Nov.23, for mention.