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Photos: Lagos police commissioner, Edgal Imohimi, rescues 11 year old girl locked up inside a house by her guardian.

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The Commissioner of Police, Lagos state, CP Edgal Imohimi, yesterday rescued an 11 year old child locked up in a poorly ventilated apartment without food by her benefactor at their home at No.12 Baderin  street, Mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos,

A statement by the state police command’s spokesperson, SP Chike Oti states that the CP’s attention was drawn to the poor girl’s plight  by neighbours who claimed  they know that  the CP does not toy with any matter involving the girl child, women and the vulnerable.

At the scene, the CP Edgal Imohimi, after assuring the child that he has come to help her, ordered that the  iron burglary proof barricading the entrance to the living room be cut open by a Welder. In an emotion laden voice, he addressed members of the press and the crowd that gathered; urging everybody to be their brother’s keeper  and to report any wrong observed in their  vicinity to the police.

The little girl by name Precious Nwafor, who was brought all the way from Umunze in Orumba LGA of Anambra state with a promise of better life in Lagos was handed over to the Social welfare department of the Lagos state government.

The CP however directed the Divisional Police Officer Makinde to arrest the guardian of the child for prosecution.

Photos: Lagos police commissioner, Edgal Imohimi,  rescues 11 year old girl locked up inside a house by her guardian

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Former communication minister arrested over corruption in Ethiopia.

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Ethiopia’s former Communication Minister, Bereket Simon, has been arrested by the federal government at his residence in the capital, Addis Ababa, multiple news sources, state and private, have reported.



Simon is also a founding member of the ruling coalition, the Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front, EPRDF. Multiple local mdia channels are reporting that his arrest is in connection with corruption.

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Another arrested official is Tadesse Kassa, a former top civil servant. Simon was a member of the Amhara regional bloc in the EPRDF.

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His party, now the Amhara Democratic Party ousted him from executive committee membership.

Bereket resigned his position in government in October 2017 at the time as an advisor in charge of Policy Studies and Research to ex Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

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Nigeria: Council of State reaches final pegs new minimum wage at 27,000

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The National Council of State presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the sum of N27,000 as the new minimum wage.



The national council approved the sum during an ongoing meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

The meeting had in attendance former presidents like Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan and the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, among others.

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