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Plateau Police decry rising cases of child rape

By Muhammed Tanko Shittu Jos Plateau State Police Command has decried the spate of child rape and molestation in the state, noting that not a day passes without an incident. Police Public Relations Offi cer (PPRO) for the state, Mr Terna Tyopev, made this known yesterday in Jos. He said that the number of cases […]

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Driver bags 55 years in prison for stealing Range Rover

By Tope Musowo Lagos A 28-year-old bus driver, Ikechukwu Emmanuel, was yesterday sentenced to 55 years in prison for robbing one Ikenna Odiachi of N28,000 cash and his Range Rover Jeep. Emmanuel was found guilty and convicted on a two-count charge of the off ence of conspiracy to commit robbery and robbery by Justice Raliat […]

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Police to share security summit report with sister agencies

By Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja Th e Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has received the report of the 2017 National Economic Summit and directed that it should be circulated to the relevant ministries and agencies for study and implementation. Receiving the report, the IGP reinstated the commitment of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to ensure […]

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Lekki Gardens MD, others arraigned for manslaughter

By Tope Musowo Lagos Lagos state government, yesterday, arraigned the Managing Director of Lekki Gardens Estate Limited, Mr Richard Nyong, before a Lagos High Court in Igbosere, over alleged complicity in the events leading to the collapse of a building in Lekki area of the state on March 10, 2016. Nyong was arraigned alongside Lekki […]

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Man nabbed for stealing N2m

Tope Musowo Lagos A 26-year-old man, Frank Godwill, was yesterday charged before an Ota Magistrates Court in Ogun, for allegedly stealing N2 million entrusted in his care. Godwill, who resides in Iyana-Ilogbo, is facing a onecount charge of stealing. The Prosecutor, Sergeant Chudu Gbesi, told the court that the accused committed the offence between January […]

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Guard paraded for ‘ritual killing

By Okey Chris Awka Th e Anambra state Police Command has paraded a security guard alleged to have killed an unidentifi ed person for ritual purposes and buried him in a shallow grave. Parading the suspect in Awka, the Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of the state, Mr Garba Umar, said that “On the […]

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Lagos socialite, 64, jailed 25 years for cocaine traffi cking

By Jerry Uwah Lagos Justice Hadizat Rabiu-Shagari of a Federal High Court in Lagos, yesterday, sentenced a 64-yearold Lagos socialite, Odeyemi Omolola to 25 years in prison for attempting to smuggle 1.595kg of cocaine to Saudi Arabia. Odeyemi was charged before the court alongside a lagos socialite, Mrs.Funmilola Arike Ogbuaya, popularly known as Ariket. Th […]

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Tension in UNIOSUN as another declared missing

By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz Yola Th ere was tension in Osun State University (UNIOSUN), Osogbo main campus, yesterday when another 400-level student of Microbiology Department, identifi ed as Oluwafemi Oluwatimilehin Shonibare, was declared missing. Th e latest incident was coming barely nine months after two 400 level students of the same institution were declared missing and […]

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Police monthly exercise instrumental to pro-active policing’

By Raphael Ede Enugu Th e Enugu State Police Command has identifi ed fi tness and agility of offi cers and men as being instrumental to eff ective and proactive policing in the state. Th e command’s Public Relations Offi cer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said this weekend shortly after the monthly exercise of the command. […]

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Court remands ex-banker, hubby

By Patrick Ahanor Benin City A Benin High Court, presided over by Justice Ohimai Ovbiagele, has remanded former manager of the United Bank for Africa, Mrs. Florence Onome Odior, her husband, Sunday Odior and two others in prison custody for allegedly defrauding one Moses Obozohae , a customer of N55, 840. Th e accused persons […]

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Manager jailed 3 years for robbing own bank

A German court yesterday sentenced a bank manager who masterminded an armed robbery in his own branch in Hanover and stole 367,500 Euros ($411,700) to three years and fi ve months in prison. Th e 32-year-old was found guilty of planning the robbery with an accomplice, who entered to bank in June 2016 with a […]

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5 arraigned over illegal importation of 661 rifl es

By Jerry Uwah Lagos After about three months of investigation, the federal government yesterday arraigned fi ve men for allegedly importing 661 pump-action rifl es into the country without lawful authority. Th e Federal Operations Unit of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) impounded the container with the guns on the road in Lagos after they […]

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Nigeria records 125,790 crime cases in 2016 – NBS

By Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja A total of 125,790 crime cases were reported in 2016 across the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory in 2016, crime statistics reported off ences of National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), has stated. Th e statistics showed that off ences against property had the highest number of 65,397, off ences against […]

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Lagos, Abuja, Rivers top compliants against police in Q1

Public Compliant Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU), of the Nigeria Police recently released its report for Q1 2017 with Lagos, Abuja and Rivers topping complaints received against police officers. CHIZOBA OGBECHE presents details of the report The Public Compliant Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU), of the Nigeria Police Force in continuation of its mandate of receiving and […]

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Fake soldier in police net for ‘murder’

A fake soldier who allegedly killed a petrol tanker motor boy in Abeokuta has been arrested by the police in Ogun state. Commissioner of Police in charge of the state, CP Ahmed Ilyasu, stated this yesterday, while parading the suspect at the command’s headquarters in Abeokuta. He said the 49-year-old suspect, Tunde Olatunbosun, who allegedly […]

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Police nab 9 for illegal mining in Zamfara

By Sanusi Muhammad Gusau The police in Zamfara state have apprehended nine suspected illegal miners at Gemawa village in Talata Mafara local government area of the state. This was made known by the state Commissioner of Police in charge in the state, CP Shaba Alkali, while addressing journalists in his office yesterday. He said the […]

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Man, 90, bags 6-month jail term for theft

By Agboola Bayo Ibadan An Oyo state Magistrates Court sitting in Iyanganku, has sentenced a 90-year-old man, Rasaki Raji, to six-months in prison with an option of fine of N50,000, after being found guilty of stealing N150,000. Raji was arraigned before the court on a two-count charge of obtaining and stealing of N150,000. The prosecutor, […]

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Man docked for N.2m ‘fraud’

By Lateef Dada Osogbo A 35-year-old man, Multabi Raimi, was yesterday arraigned in an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court over alleged fraud of N200,000. Raimi is facing a five-count charge of conspiracy, fraud, assault and unlawful possession. The Prosecutor, Sgt. Rasaki Lamidi, told the court that the accused committed the offence in 2016 at Okefia area of […]

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6 in court for N4.9m theft

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court has granted bail of N900,000 each to six accused persons for allegedly stealing two laptops, jewellery and other valuables worth N4.9 million. The accused persons: Timothy Imole, 26; Gabriel Hupevi, 22; Abiodun Aworonsu, 20; Jesuyan Wheto, 25; Fatimo Wahab, 45; and Abdulahi Lateef, 19; residents of Badagry in Lagos, are standing […]

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ICPC arraigns 2 civil servants for forgery

By Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arraigned two civil servants, Shitu Afeez and Babatunde Oluyemi Bamgbade, for allegedly attempting to secure a United Kingdom travel visa using forged documents, before Justice H.O. Oshodi of Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja. A press statement by the commission’s spokesperson, […]

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Ebony Police discover woman’s body in apartment

Ebony State Police Command has confirmed the discovery of the decomposing body of a woman in an apartment in Abakiliki. Spokesman of the command, DSP Jude Madu, told journalists, yesterday in Abakaliki, that the body of the woman was found in a room at No 9c Igwe Ogbuofia St, Kpirikpiri Abakaliki, at the weekend. According […]

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Visa racketeer bags 6-year-jail term

By Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has secured a 6-year jail term for a visa racketeer, Mr. Victor Charles Ndubueze. A press statement by the commission’s spokesperson, Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa, yesterday in Abuja, said Ndubueze was charged to court by ICPC on a 3-count charge bordering on impersonation […]

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Police parade cleric ‘caught with human head’

Oyo State Police Command has paraded a 55-year-old pastor over unlawful possession of a human head, buffalo horn as well as gun powder and charms. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the police also paraded 18 suspects arrested for alleged armed robbery, stealing and cultism. Commissioner of Police in charge of the state, […]

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Man pleads guilty to abducting, raping physically-challenged

By Tope Musowo Lagos A 25-year-old man, Sunday Aremu, who appeared before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate’s’ Court, Lagos, yesterday pleaded guilty to abducting a physically-challenged girl and raping her. Aremu is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, abduction and unlawful carnal knowledge. The Prosecutor, Sgt. Kehinde Omisakin, had told the court that the accused […]

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Some of the suspected Boko Haram members arraigned by Department of State Security

Some of the suspected Boko Haram members arraigned by Department of State Security (DSS), at the Federal High Court, in Abuja yesterday Photo: Ayuba Raji