Enugu Police arrest ‘robbery kingpin’, one other

March 13, 2018 Chuks Nweze. Enugu 0

  Police in Enugu state have arrested a suspected armed robbery kingpin, Mathew Ugwu aka Fire at Amalla in Udenu Local Government Area. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the state, Ebere Amarizu, in a statement in Enugu said the suspect was nabbed by the security operatives following a tip-off. Amarizu stated, “He was nabbed by the operatives through intelligence Read More

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Keke rider in police net for ‘defiling’ girl, 9

March 13, 2018 Tope Musowo. 0

  The Police in Lagos state have arraigned one Kelvin Ezeigbo, 50, before an Ikeja High Court, for allegedly defiling a nine-year-old girl inside a tricycle popularly called Keke Marwa. Investigating Police Officer (IPO), Anasa Omolara, told the court that the incident happened sometime in April 2016, at Oke-Ira, Ogba, a suburb of Lagos state. “The incident happened around 9pm Read More

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Despite Buhari’s presence, gunmen kill 5 in Plateau

March 10, 2018 Blueprint Newspaper 0

  Less than 24 hours after the official launch of a five year road map for peace strategy in Plateau state by President Muhammadu Buhari, gunmen reportedly killed five persons in the state. The attack occurred in Nzharuvo community of Basa local government area of the state Thursday night. The attacked community is located close to ECWA Secondary School, Mingo, Read More

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Rariya Produced by Rahama Sadau

March 10, 2018 Muhsin Ibrahim 0

Movie review: Rariya Production: Sadau Pictures Producer: Rahama Sadau Director: Yaseen Auwal Year: 2017 Cast: Ali Nuhu, Rahama Sadau, Hafsat Idris, Fati Washa, Maryam Booth, Rabi’u Rikadawa, Sadiq Sani Sadiq and others By Muhsin Ibrahim The mobile phone has, since its introduction and ensuing popularity, been playing double-edged functions in many cases and instances. This the case in the ‘conservative’ Read More

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NDLEA convicts 22 in Anambra

March 8, 2018 By Hamidu Sabo Katsina 0

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Anambra state Command, has disclosed that 22 persons were convicted for drug offences between January 2017 and February 2018. The state commander of the agency, Sule Momodu, made the disclosure in an interview with journalists in Awka yesterday. Momodu said the suspects were convicted for being in possession of hard drugs such as cocaine, Read More

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70-year-old school guard rapes girl, 11

  The long arm of the law has caught up with a 70 year old security guard, Morounmubo Ayinde, for allegedly raping 11-year-old primary schoolgirl in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital. The suspect, a gateman of Okelele Secondary School, Ilorin, allegedly committed the act over the weekend within the school premises. He was said to have lured the victim, who Read More

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Osun lawyers in N1m land racketeering 

March 6, 2018 Lateef Dada, Osogbo 0

An Osun State medical practitioner, Dr. Adeyemi Gbadebo, has raised alarm over threat to his life by a lawyer, Barrister M. A. Laogun and his son, Barrister A. A. Laogun, after defrauding him of one million naira. Dr. Adeyemi, in a petition written by a human rights lawyer, Mr. Alfred Adegoke, alleged that Laogun and his son sold a land Read More

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AEPB intercepts 18 suspected trafficked victims in Abuja

March 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Abuja Environmental Protection Board has intercepted 18 suspected victims of human trafficking and handed them over to the National Agency for Prohibition of trafficking in persons (NAPTIP). Head of information and outreach of AEPB, Mukthar Ibrahim said that the 18 women were apprehended at a clinic and diagnostic Centre in maitama by a team of AEPB officials on night Read More

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Father, son arrested for selling drugs to pupils

March 6, 2018 Tope Musowo 0

Lagos Operatives of the Police Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have arrested a father and his son for selling Tramadol and other hard drugs to primary and secondary school pupils at Itire Area of Lagos. The father, Ibrahim Sheu, 40; and his son, Franku Ibrahim, 23; were arrested on Friday after officials of the Office of Education and Quality Assurance, Lagos Read More

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NSCDC gets special squad to fight drug abuse in Jigawa

March 6, 2018 Bayo Alabira 0

Dutse The Jigawa Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), yesterday, said it has set up a ‘Special Squad’ to fight drug abuse in Babura Local Government Area of the state. Corps Commandant, Mr Muhammad Durumin-Iya, made this known on in an interview with journalsist, stating that the decision to set up the squad followed series of Read More

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Zamfara Police smash robbery gang, recover car, arms

March 6, 2018 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Guasau Four suspected armed robbers have been arrested by the officers of the Zamfara state Police Command, just as a Lexus Jeep believed to have been snatched in Rivers state was recovered from the gang. Police Public relations Officer for the command, DSP Muhammad Shehu, disclosed this in a statement, yesterday in Gusau, stating that the suspects were arrested on Read More

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Boy, 13, remanded for ‘defiling’ minor

March 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Lagos An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court yesterday remanded a 13-year-old secondary school student in a correctional centre for allegedly defiling his neighbour’s daughter. Chief Magistrate Taiwo Akanni, who gave the order, said the teenager should be kept at Borstal Correctional Centre, Adigbe, Abeokuta in Ogun. She, however, did not take the plea of the juvenile. The accused, who lives with Read More

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NDLEA nabs 7, seizes 404.9kg marijuana in FCT

March 6, 2018 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Abuja National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has said its personnel intercepted 404.9 kg of cannabis sativa, popularly known as marijuana, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Spokesman of NDLEA, FCT Command, Mr Peter Adegbe, disclosed this to journalists in Abuja at the weekend. Adegbe also said seven suspects were arrested in connection with the contraband which were seized between Read More

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Police arrest 5 over national ID ‘forgery’

March 6, 2018 Sidi A. Umar 0

Sokoto Officers of the Sokoto State Police Command have arrested five persons for alleged abatement and forgery of the National Identity Card. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the state, Cordelia Nwewe, while parading the suspects before journalists at the command headquarters in Sokoto, said two of the suspects are staff of a commercial bank while the others are business Read More

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NSCDC Arrests 4 for ‘rape’ in Minna

March 6, 2018 Aideloje Ojo 0

Minna Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Niger state Command, has arrested four men for allegedly raping a 19-year-old girl in Barkin Sale, Chanchaga Local Government Area. The Corps Commandant, Mr Philip Ayuba, who made this known, yesterday in Minna, named the suspects as: Mohammed Surajo, 21; Shafi Mohammed, 19; Mohammed Abubakar, 19; and Musa Iiya, 16. Ayuba said Read More

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NSCDC nabs father of 9 for defiling teenage boy

March 6, 2018 Bayo Alabira 0

Dutse A personnel of Magistrate Court, Birninkudu, Jigawa state, Yusuf Adamu, has been arrested for by officers of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old orphan (name withheld) at Zango Quarters. Parading the suspect at the NSCDC Command Headquarters, yesterday, in Dutse, the State Commandant, Muhammed Durmin Iya, said the Adamu, 43, was arrested Read More

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Gunmen abduct Bayelsa APC chieftain

February 26, 2018 Emmanuel Joy, Yenagoa 0

There was confusion in Twon-Brass, the headquarters of Brass Local Government Council area of Bayelsa State following the abduction of Comrade Robert Desmond, the Chief Executive Officer of a pro-All Progressive Congress (APC) campaign group known as the New Face. Comrade Robert Desmond, who is a quiet chieftain of the APC and known as one of the staunch supporters of Read More

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Osun court remands seven robbery suspects in prison

February 26, 2018 Lateef Dada, Osogbo 0

The Chief Magistrate, Osogbo, Osun State capital, on Monday, remanded seven people who were suspected to be armed robbers in prison custody. The accused persons are: Olorunnisomo Gbenga (21), Dada Ayomide (20), Yisa Mufutau (23), Adeoti Saheed (22), Rasheed Suleman (20), Kehinde Olanrewaju (27), and Badmus Kayode (21). The Prosecutor, Mr. Mustapha Tajudeen, told the court that the accused persons committed Read More

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Osun police recover 39 stolen vehicles in two months 

February 26, 2018 Lateef Dada, Osogbo 0

Osun State Police Command has announced the recovery of 39 stolen vehicles between January and February this year. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fimihan Adeoye, disclosed this to news men in Osogbo, the state capital, on Monday. He noted that the command had announced recovery of 19 vehicle on January 30 while parading the suspects. Adeoye said another 20 vehicles Read More

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Okene oil merchant abducted, masquerade, 2 others killed

February 20, 2018 Oyibo Salihu 0

Lokoja Owner of Always Petroleum and Gas, Okene, Kogi state, Alhaji Otinau Momohjimoh was on Sunday evening kidnapped by gunmen. The oil mogul in his early 40’s was said to have been kidnapped at Okene Central mosque around 8pm where he often spent time with friends and business associates. An eye witness account revealed that the gunmen, whose numbers could Read More

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Zamfara police nab 4 ‘kidnappers,’ 3 bandits

February 20, 2018 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Gusau Zamfara state police command has apprehended four syndicates of kidnappers at Dan-Kadon Daji village of Talata-Mafara local council of the state. This was announced by the state commissioner of police, Mr. Kenneth Ebrimson, while addressing journalists in his office today. According to him, the suspects were arrested following information that, the syndicate do originated to a particular village demanding Read More

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Police nab 6, recover 18 cars, arms, ammunition

February 16, 2018 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has smashed a robbery and car-snatching gang, said to be operating in various parts of the Territory allegedly under the leadership of a medical doctor, Dr. Ola Solomon Jimade. Parading five members of the gang who were arrested during the operation, the Commissioner of Police in charge of the FCT, CP Sadiq Bello, Read More

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Catholic bishops hold prayers for victims of Benue killings

February 13, 2018 Daniel Agbo 0

Makurdi The four Catholic dioceses in Benue yesterday held prayer to mark one month memorial session for the 73 victims who were given mass burial on January 11. The prayer session was led by the Catholic Bishop of Gboko, Williams Avenya; Makurdi, Chikpa Anagbe; Otukpo, Michael Apochi; and Katsina Ala, Peter Adobo. Chairman of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria Read More

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1,697 cattle recovered from rustlers in Niger

February 13, 2018 Aideloje Ojo 0

Minna At least 1,697 cattle have been recovered in the last three months from rustlers by security operatives of the Operation Karamin Goro launched about three weeks ago to flush out criminal elements from three local government areas of Niger state. The state’s Director-General on Nomadic, Ardo Abdullahi Babayo, made this known in Minna yesterday while speaking with journalists on Read More

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Police arrest cleric for armed robbery in Ogun

February 13, 2018 Peter Moses 0

Abeokuta A Pastor, Daniel Onwugbufor, has been arrested by the men of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS), in Ogun state, for alleged armed robbery. The suspect, who is the General Overseer of God’s Favour Ministry, Iba, in Lagos state, and reportedly leader of a three-man syndicate which specialises in car snatching. A press statement by the Ogun state Police Read More

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