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How Akpa who ruined the lives of thousands keeps evading justice

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By Emmanuel Ola

Stephen Akpha, the owner of Zeo New Dawn Nigeria Limited, has been evading justice for years for offenses related to conspiracy and extortion of victims, the investigation revealed.

Sources have alleged that he used his company to extort money from Nigerians, yet the police have been unable to charge him in court.

The story of Stephen Akpha began when multiple victims of his extortion schemes reported their cases to the police.

The victims claimed that Akpha had promised them large sums of money in return for investments in his company. However, when they paid him, they received nothing in return.

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Despite the police’s best efforts Akpha, he has managed to elude them. He has been able to remain one step ahead of the law, and it appears that he has been using his company’s resources to do so.

Adding to the story, it is alleged that Akpha has many times boasted about his influence over the police force.

He has reportedly claimed that he has the IGP and the entire police force in his pocket.

The DSS has tried to investigate him but was forced to stop due to his influence. This has only added to Akpha’s reputation as an untouchable criminal, and it has made it even more difficult for the police to apprehend him. However, they are still determined to bring him to justice and put an end to his extortion schemes.

According to DSS sources familiar with the case, Akpan was allegedly found with assault ripple and was invited to their Abuja command for investigation.

“Some forces beyond my colleagues’ control, however, halted the investigation.”

He also stated that Akpan frequently beats up police officers and locked some in his office sometimes in September they had to call for backup before they broke the door to be free and were released the next day. He collects money from others with the intent of selling land to them and never delivers but because he knows so many people, no one can do anything to him.

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Any Plot to Arrest My Supporters Will Be Resisted – Gov. Fubara

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Governor Fubara of Rivers State

 

Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, has assured that he will fearlessly lead the way to ensure that peace continued to prevail in the State while also protecting all patriotic supporters for their stand on the path of truth.

Governor Fubara made the vow while addressing newsmen, shortly after rising from a State Security Council meeting with heads of the security agencies at Government House in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.

The Governor emphasised that no grand plan to arrest such patriotic supporters on trumped-up charges will be tolerated.

Governor Fubara stated that there is no extension of tenure of elected local government chairmen, adding that the law is unambiguous on it, clarifying that the court has also affirmed the position of the law.

The Governor said: “Let me also say this: I’m also aware that there is a grand plan to come and arrest some of our supporters. This time around, you have to pass through me to arrest them because I don’t think there is anything that any of those people following us has done. Rather, they are standing on the side of truth.

If it will cost us our lives to stand on the part of truth, we will do that. And I will be the one that will lead the course,” he added.

Governor Fubara further said: “Let me assure everyone, more especially, the great and peace- loving people of Rivers State: the law is the law. The law has said that there is no extension of tenure.

The court said so, and whoever that is assuring anybody anywhere of whatever, I advise them to desist from it because peace is what we need in this State.

“I assure everyone of you that whatever it takes to make sure that we maintain peace and order, we are not going back on that,” he emphasised.

Governor Fubara explained that the Security Council Meeting was called because of the recent threat to the peace of the State by the outgone chairmen of the Local Government Councils.

The Governor said: “You are all aware that the tenure of the council chairmen ended yesterday, 17th June, 2024, and today, we have ordered the Heads of Local Government Administration to be in charge while they await further directives.

It’s really unfortunate that we started hearing some disturbing news from some LGAs of invasion of council secretariats, and it is really unfortunate. So, we have called the Security Council Meeting so that the needful will be done.

“We are also aware that our enemy is also planning a lot of things. But we will not fall into that plot. We will not also allow him or them to destroy the peace that we are enjoying in the State,” he added.

He thanked the media and the peace-loving people of the State for their support, and urged everyone to continue to remain law-abiding for the unity and progress of the State.

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Kwankwaso Lauds Kwankwassiya Movement’s Unity Amidst Grand Sallah Celebration

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Kwankwaso addressing supporters

Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, leader of the Kwankwassiya Movement and New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), expressed  gratitude to the members and supporters of the movement during a vibrant Sallah celebration event held on Tuesday, June 18 at his miller road residence in Kano.

The event, characterized by an outpouring of unity and cultural displays, underscored the movement’s commitment to peace and justice.

Addressing the gathering, Senator Kwankwaso praised the Kwankwassiya Songs Group for their inspiring performances, noting their significant influence not only within the movement but across the nation. “These songs resonate deeply with Hausa-speaking communities everywhere, convincing many of our followers and reinforcing our message of peace and unity,” Kwankwaso said.

He extended his appreciation to Alhaji Tijjani Gandu, the Chairman of the Kwankwassiya Songs Group, and to Dr. Yusuf Kofar Mata, who led the Organizing Committee, for orchestrating such a successful event. Senator Kwankwaso emphasized the peaceful nature of the Kwankwassiya members and reflected on past electoral challenges. He recalled the 2019 election, where despite their victory, external forces intervened. In 2023, despite renewed efforts by what he termed as “enemies of the State,” their overwhelming win was upheld, ensuring continued peace and order in Kano.

Senator Kwankwaso addressed current issues surrounding the Emirate Council, thanking supporters for their steadfastness and highlighting the unwavering loyalty within the movement. “Even today, the 44 Local Government chairmen of our party reaffirmed that not a single member has left the Kwankwassiya Movement,” he proudly announced.

Dr. Yusuf Kofarmata, Kano State Commissioner for Higher Education, also spoke at the event, celebrating Sallah with the leader and urging attendees to reflect on the lessons of the festival to build a better society. The event saw a diverse array of cultural performances from local and national musicians and artists, showcasing dance steps from Nupe, Tiv, Jos, and various regions of Nigeria.

The Sallah celebration in Kano was a testament to the solidarity and resilience of the Kwankwassiya Movement, bringing together party leadership, friends, and well-wishers from across Nigeria and beyond.

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Hon. Abba Bichi Gifts Bichi Pilgrims with 1000 Riyals Each At Minna Tent

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The Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Honourable Abba Bichi, has gifted 79 pilgrims from his federal constituency in Bichi from Kano state  with 1000 Saudi Riyals each, equivalent to 400,000 Nigerian Naira during their stay at Minna in Saudi Arabia.

A release issued to newsmen by his media office stated that Honourable Abubakar Kabiru Bichi offered the Bichi pilgrims this gift when he visited their Tent  in Minna as part of his gesture to the pilgrims from his constituency who are currently performing the 2024 Hajj in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The cumulative sum was put at 31 million 600 thousand Naira.

The 79 Bichi Pilgrims who benefited from Honourable Bichi’s gesture  are part of millions of World Muslims who spent the night at Minna as part of fulfilling the obligations of the Hajj.

Honourable Bichi urged the 79 pilgrims to continue dedicating themselves to the worship of the Almighty Allah and to pray for the progress and prosperity of Nigeria.

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