Monday, May 13, 2013

CHINESE shot dead two Ghanaians Over Illegal Mines in Ghana

Illegal mining activities in the Obuasi area turned nasty on Wednesday, after Chinese, who are also engaged in the illegal mining activities, shot dead two Ghanaians who were acting as landguards to protect the site of their countryman.

The third Ghanaian, whose conditions is said to be critical following the incident, has been rushed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital from the Obuasi Government Hospital, where he is receiving treatment.

The dead, Eric Kojo Ofori, 32, and Andrew Boateng reportedly questioned the Chinese as to why they had trespassed on their land.

Court Jails Iranian For Smuggling Arms Into Nigeria

Azim Aghajani, a member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has been found guilty of smuggling weapons into Lagos and sentenced to five years in prison by a Federal High Court in the city.

A Nigerian, Ali Jega was also convicted alongside Azim Aghajani.

The Nigerian Customs Service in 2010 made a seizure of 13 containers loaded with rockets and grenades, shipped in from the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The shipment including rockets and other explosives were hidden in containers of building materials.

2-year-old boy roasted to death while mum (20) was busy having s-èx with boyfriend

A two-year-old, left unattended, was last month burnt to death when the house he was sleeping in caught fire while the mother was out for a beer binge.

The mother, Vongai Maseure (20), her boyfriend Owen Ncube and another companion Rumbidzai Masunda, have since appeared in court facing charges of culpable homicide.

The three this week appeared before Kwekwe provincial magistrate Taurai Manwere for allegedly negligently causing the death of two-year-old Wayne Dhururu.

It is the State's case that on April 27, Maseure left her son sleeping alone at her Nheketwa home in Silobela while going for a beer drink at Nheketwa shopping centre. Masunda and Ncube, who are lovers, then asked to use Maseure's house to have fun and were given the green light to do so.

Gunmen launch fresh attack on police barracks in Borno, chanting Allahu Akbar

Barely a week after the military, police and prison formations in Bama, Borno State were attacked by Boko Haram gunmen, police barracks in the outskirts of the township were attacked by the terror suspects with Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, and petrol bombs in the early hours of yesterday.

An anonymous female resident of the barracks said in a telephone chat: “The gunmen came on motorcycles and tricycles at about 3 a.m. and started chanting Allahu Akbar(God is great), before detonating the bombs that triggered the burning of these houses. We had to flee in the night.

Private jets used to smuggle cash, fugitives – FG

The Federal Government on Sunday said illegal consignments and cash in local and foreign currencies were being smuggled on daily basis in and out of the country aboard private jets.
It also said some persons that securities agencies had declared wanted were being airlifted out of the country aboard private and chartered jets.
As a result, it insisted that pilots flying such jets must declare the passenger manifest before being allowed to take off.


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