A graduate of the University of Uyo, simply identified as Kubiat was allegedly arrested and beaten to death by men of the Nigerian police force, (B division, Ewet Housing estate) in Akwa Ibom state.
According to one Christiana Sunday who shared the story on Facebook, the deceased student who was preparing to go for NYSC by November 2021, was arrested by the police at Eni stores at about 7 pm on Sunday, August 29, and was accused of armed robbery.
Kubiat who is said to be the only son of his aged parents was allegedly taken to the police station where he was tortured to death the same night of his arrest.
His friends who heard of his arrest were said to have gone in search of him in various police stations but were told that they had no record of such arrest. His body was eventually found at the Ikot Akpan police headquarters mortuary after his aunt put a call across to some government officials who used their affluence to ascertain his whereabouts.
The police reportedly found out they had arrested the wrong person after beating him to death and proceeded to deposit his body at the mortuary.
The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa has reiterated his commitment to sanitize the banking sector saying that any bank which allows itself to be used for fraud or money laundering shall be held liable.
Bawa stated this in a paper entitled, `Security, Trust and Leadership Effectiveness’, presented at the 14th annual Banking and Finance Conference of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) on 14th September, 2021 at Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja.
The EFCC boss who was represented by Abiodun Adebanjo, Head of Research Unit, Department of Policy, Research and Statistics restated the Commission's determination to ensure that bank officials comply with regulations regarding assets declaration.
He urged financial institutions to embrace transformational leadership and technology which are imperatives for customer security and satisfaction.
``I want to conclude by saying that we must be partners in progress because combating cybercrime requires effective collaboration among relevant public and private institutions, that’s why the EFCC will continue to collaborate with the CBN and the banks in ensuring the security and integrity of the financial system using all the laws that empowers us in dealing with cyber threats,” he said
The said event happened on 28 July 2021 in Eburutu Barracks Calabar.
That the issue happened when they corp members went for drilling competition at the Eburutu Barracks, organize by the commander of the brigade and i was one of the ushers for the event.
On the said date i got to the venue early and while i was there, i saw one of my Captain friend who arrived quite early to the venue and on seeing him, i tap him and then we exchange pleasantry, only for Lt. Chika Anele to shout on me that i shouldn't touch an officer on uniform. After scolding me, I went back to my position and I was standing there, another officer came and he was offering me an handshake, I told him that they said we should not shake an officer on uniform, so wen the started sharing small chops, and Lt. Chika was in charge of the small chops.
I went further to share the small chops to the invited guests and some officers, so one major now called my attention and said that he mistakenly pour his small chops on the ground that I should change it for him, I told him that it was finished and that the ones he's seeing there are for the umpire but he insisted, and me not knowing what to do, I now went back to Lt. Chika and explained to her what the Major request was about, she started insulting me that I was senseless, that was I not there when she told me that the reserve ones are for the umpire??
Before that, she had given me one to keep that when ever we were hungry we could eat, she now ordered me to go and bring that one and change it since I don't have sense, and go and give it to the Major, I quickly went and changed it for him.
After the event ended, she called me and started insulting me again that she doesn't know why I'm behaving like I don't have sense and that, is it that I'm senseless So angrily I went to the other side of the barracks where I met an officer who saw my countenance and requested to know why my face was that way.
So I explained to him that the way some officers are talking to the corpers I don't like it, and he insisted on knowing who provoked me, I now told him that Lt. Chika insulted me, that I don't like the way she spoke to me, He now said to me that he was sorry and apologize on her behave. So we left.
On the 28th day of July, Lt. Chika called for a meeting that we should all assembly at the basketball court, which all of us did.
She now brought me out and told corp members that I was the reason why she called this meeting, that me I went to tell a senior office that if not for Nigerian Army uniform if I see her outside will she talk to me??
She now started comparing and she asked me Which school I graduated from, my CGP and the Course I graduated from, I told her, she now asked my fellow corpers "is there any comparison between a graduate of Unilag and Madonna University?? Nobody answered her.. She now asked me to go and put on my NYSC Uniform, we call it 6 over 7. She said I should go and put it on.
When I got to my room I found out that my menstruation just started, so I had to washup before dressing up, I now went to washup, when she waited for me she now called one of the corpers to come and check on me,
So the girl came and I told her that I was coming that I was washing up, the girl went and told her that me I'm bathing, angrily she came to my room were I was dressing up and she was like, " I told you to go and change and you where using it to bath, she order the corpers to fetch water for her, when the got the water she asked them to get sand..........
JUST IN!!! Develop Good Relationship With Bandits If You Want To Be Safe - Gumi Warns
A controversial Islamic cleric known for negotiating with bandits has said that bandits can be won over by showing them respect and understanding.
Gumi said his interaction with the bandits has been easy because he always “go(es) through the door.”
“I go through the door, not the window. If you go through the door, you will go in and come back safely,” Mr Gumi said while fielding questions from students at a lecture in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria on Wednesday.
The Islamic cleric said if the bandits are given a listening ear, their resolve would be softened and would become more amenable to abandoning their violent ways.
A student had asked why the bandits have not kidnapped him despite his numerous visits to their den.
Mr Gumi explained thus: “When we meet them we don’t speak, we give them the microphone to speak even for one hour.
“When we first approached them we saw that they were holding their warrant ready to fire. By the time we finish our meeting, they will hand in their weapons and we will be taking pictures.”
“So this is the power of human interaction which is what we are here to study as social scientists. That is the approach,” he added.
The preacher said he has been able to gain the bandits’ sympathy because he “treats them as human beings and respects them.”
“That is the respect I give them. I say come, come and sit with me. Come and sit down. I want to hear from you. With that respect, the Fulani man, you can get him.
“So don’t be surprised, if you are nice to him, if you are ready to listen to him, if you are trying to understand his problem, if you put your legs in his own shoes, he will listen to you, you will go to the forest and return safely insha Allahu,” Mr Gumi assured.