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Human parts traffickers arrested in Ondo State by the Police Command.

Ondo State Commissioner of Police, Bolaji Salami has arrested five persons following the arrest of Odetola who was last Saturday nabbed with a sack containing human parts while riding a commercial motorcycle to Ifetedo.

The police sources said the patrol team stopped the motorcyclist, who was conveying one of the suspects, Opeyemi Odetola, with a big sack containing human parts from Ondo to Ifetedo town in Osun State.

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The human parts found in the sack were a male chest, sex organs, head and other parts that were not identified.

According to the police, the suspects were indentified as Opeyemi Odetola, Lanre Akintola, Clement Adesanoye, Alowonle Kehinde and Jubril Jimoh

The five Suspects were said to be members of a syndicate specializing in exhuming bodies from a church cemetery in Ondo town, Ondo West local government.

Odetola confessed that the parts were given to him by one Lanre Akintola at Ife Garage who asked him to deliver it to his brother. Investigations are still going on.

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British high commission in Nigeria reportedly says they are ready to provide consular assistant to Nnamdi Kanu.

Head of Communications, British High Commission in Abuja, Dean Hurlock, on Wednesday confirmed that the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office was ready to provide “consular assistance” to the leader of proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu.

He said that, after Ripples Nigeria had reported that Nnamdi Kanu was re-arrested abroad, brought back to Nigeria, and re-arraigned by the Federal Government on Tuesday. He was detained by the Department of State Service (DSS) on court order after his case was adjourned to July 26.

Also, many Igbo socio-cultural and socio-political groups like the World Igbo Congress (WIC) and the Ohanaeze Ndigbo and some political leaders from the South-East called on the United Kingdom to defend Kanu, its citizen, against “illegal abduction and extradition.”

The IPOB leader’s family protested what it called the ‘abduction’ of their son from Kenya to Nigeria, describing it as a violation of international law and basic principles of the rule of law.

IPOB had also on Wednesday alleged that its leader was abducted and not intercepted or arrested as claimed by the Nigerian Government, saying it would expose the details of the incident soon.

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British high commission also said: “In response to any queries on whether Nnamdi Kanu was extradited from the UK, we can reaffirm that Nnamdi Kanu was not arrested in the UK, nor was he extradited from the UK.

With regards to any questions about the possible legality of his arrest, the British High Commission in Abuja is currently in the process of seeking clarification from the Nigerian government about the circumstances of the arrest.

Concerning any questions about whether the British High Commission is providing assistance in this case, we can confirm that the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office stands ready to provide “consular” assistance.

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UNICAL discovers 42,000 unclaimed certificates

The management of the University of Calabar says it has discovered over 42,000 unclaimed certificates in different faculties and institutes in the University.

According to the Registrar of the University, Mr. Gabriel Egbe in an official memo he shared within the school and made available to newsmen, he disclosed that some of the certificates date back to the 1980s.

The memo read in parts, “The University management is shocked by this abnormality and therefore directs that all those who have not collected their certificate after several years of graduation should do so immediately.”

The University called on persons acquainted with any group of graduands with unclaimed certificates should inform them to come to the school for collection.

Adding that those who do come for the collection before the end of three months from the date of the notice will have their names published and will be surcharged subsequently.

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The University Registrar in a separate interaction explained that “What we are trying to do now is to ensure that we make the process of getting certificates seamless so that we do not have a situation where certificates are piled up again,” he said.

Asked to give statistics of the various certificates and grades, Egbe said he was not with the statistics because the various faculties have been asked to collate and categorize the various certificates and report to management.

“I cannot give you the exact statistics now because we have asked the various faculties to compute the categories of certificates and get back to us. What we know is that these certificates have been there for so long and we have advised those who have them to come for collection.

We have made contacts with some of them and we have told them that it is free. They are not paying anything for the collection. We just want to clear the backlog of these certificates and ensure that we move on from there,” he said.