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Perm Sec, Directors Allegedly ‘Steal’ Transformer In Benue

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Officials of the Benue State Police Command have arrested a permanent secretary alongside two directors of a ministry in the state over a missing transformer owned by Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JED) in Makurdi, the state capital.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Catherine Anene, confirmed the arrest on Thursday, saying the suspects were brought to the command on Tuesday.

The Head of Corporate Communications of JED, Adakole Elijah, in an interview with Daily Trust, said a permanent secretary of a ministry in the state and two directors are in police custody.

Elijah said one of the government officials admitted to taking the transformer after the ministry launched an investigation.

He maintained that the suspects ought to have been arraigned on Wednesday but the government had shown interest in the matter because a permanent secretary and two directors were involved.

Elijah said, “What actually happened was that, one of our transformers was missing, and we discovered it missing on July 6, 2024. We launched investigation into the matter and we discovered that the transformer was removed by people in a daylight. READ FULL STORY HERE>>>CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING>>>

“They even went with hardwares and even did sand filling for them to enter and picked the transformer. So, along the line, one security man confirmed that, yes, he was the one that assisted them to remove the transformer.

“So that was how we commenced investigation and eventually one of the government officials was arrested and confirmed that yes, he took the transformer, that the transformer is in his house.

“When the issue became serious as we were pushing, he too was pushing so that it would become a state government matter so that they would cover the whole thing and push it to the Ministry of Cooperation and Rural Development.

“The transformer was removed from industrial area of Makurdi. So, along the line the police (IPO) that was carrying out the investigation with one other police officer, went with a crane with our men to pick or recover the transformer from the ministry back to the police station where the case is being handled, but the directors at the ministry resisted.

“I advised the regional manager to try and see the commissioner. When the commissioner came, she said no, that she would not allow them to carry the transformer. Instead, they even locked the gate and didn’t allow anybody to come in. So we have to reach out to the Commissioner of Police who mobilised and sent reinforcement to go and bring the transformer. They have recovered the transformer back to the police headquarters.

“So, the persons arrested were the permanent secretary of the ministry and two directors. They are still at the police custody.”

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BREAKING: We’ll Expose Economic Saboteurs In Petroleum Sector

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The Nigerian Senate has made a pledge to expose all the saboteurs in the nation’s petroleum sector and those responsible for the importation of toxic fuel into the country.

The Senate ad-hoc committee constituted to investigate the alleged economic sabotage in the Nigerian Petroleum Industry made this vow on Thursday at a press conference in Abuja.

The chairman of the ad-hoc committee, who is also the Majority Leader of the Senate, Opeyemi Bamidele, read the text of the press conference, flanked by all members of the panel.

According to him, “We are also taking this task seriously to address fundamental issues that pose grave threats to our economic prosperity, fiscal stability, and public health as a federation. READ FULL STORY HERE>>>CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING>>>

“In line with our mandate, we will definitely unravel the roots of economic sabotage in Nigeria’s petroleum industry and make necessary recommendations that will entrench global best practices in the industry and open it up for more investments, especially in the midstream and downstream sectors.

“We are utterly committed to this mandate. We shall also carry out this national assignment without fear or favour.

“We shall be fair and just to all parties with a view to promoting and protecting the strategic national interests of our fatherland.”

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Tourist refuses warnings and gets bitten by King’s Guard horse.

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A visitor has gained widespread attention on the internet when a video showed her getting too close to a King’s Guard horse and suffering a rather serious injury For many years, tourists have been enthralled with the King’s Guards, hoping to take pictures with the immaculately attired men and their majestic horses…Click Here To Continue Reading>> …Click Here To Continue Reading>> READ FULL STORY HERE>>>CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING>>>

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Old Man Asks Son to Take Him to Nursing Home as Opposed to Living with His Family

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Donald Harper Moves In with Son After House Fire

After a house fire, Donald Harper moved in with his son Peter. Despite enjoying time with his family, he felt like a burden. “Your son will lose his marbles soon and will ask you to move,” w:arned Mary, his neighbor, as they drank tea…Click Here To Continue Reading>> …Click Here To Continue Reading>> READ FULL STORY HERE>>>CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING>>>

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