Effium community killings: Ebonyi indigines want Buhari’s urgent intervention

March 25, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) said it is alarmed by the persistent killings ongoing in Effium community, Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state, calling on the federal government led by President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently intervene and put an end to it. The Ebonyi indigenes said The “senseless attacks on defenceless citizens” have claimed Read More

Wakili: 3 OPC members charged for alleged arson, murder

March 17, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

 ….Remanded in Correctional facility An Oyo state Chief Magistrates’ court on Wednesday remanded three members of the Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) arrested by the Police in connection with the arrest of Abdullahi Wakili The three OPC members were arraigned before Chief Magistrate Olaide Hamzat for alleged arson and murder. Arraigning the three OPC members, namely Awodele Adedigba, 45; Dauda Kazeem Read More

My wife may have been killed by burglars – Aghanya

March 15, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

Ex-Commissioner of Police, Aghanya Ibezimako, Monday stated that he was with his wife two days before she was killed on Friday.He also ruled out allegations that she may have been killed by assassins. Aghanya, who stated this when Governor Samuel Ortom paid him a condolence visit, noted that he left Makurdi where he came to make arrangements for their daughter’s Read More

A/Ibom: Man to die by hanging for hacking father to death

March 9, 2021 Uko Etim 0

Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Ikot Ekpene and presided over by Justice Augustine Odokwo Monday sentenced a 31-year-old man, Edidiong Pius Ototi, to death for killing his father, late Mr. Pius David Ototi, whom he accused of being a wizard. Justice Odokwo found Ototi guilty of murder, which is punishable by death, under section 326 (1) of the Read More

Man to die by hanging in A/Ibom for hacking father to death

March 8, 2021 Uko Etim 0

Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Ikot Ekpene and presided over by Justice Augustine Odokwo Monday sentenced a 31-year-old man, Edidiong Pius Ototi, to death for killing his father, late Pius David Ototi, whom he accused of being a wizard.  Odokwo, who passed the judgement, found Ototi guilty of murder, which is punishable by death, under section 326 (1) of the Read More

Bandits kill traditional ruler, 9 others, abduct 25 in Niger

February 16, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Bandits on Tuesday invaded some communities in two local governments of Niger state in which the District Head of Kusheriki, Mas’ud Abubaker, five Vigilantes and four other persons were reportedly killed. The traditional ruler was said to have be murdered in Kusheriki of Rafi local government while the vigilantes and four others were killed in Fuye village of Munya local Read More

Police probe man, wife, daughter’s murder in Anambra church

February 5, 2021 Editorial III 0

The Anambra state Police Command has begun investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the killing of a man, his wife and his daughter at a church in Azia, Ihiala local government area of the state. The Command’s public relations officer, CSP Haruna Mohammed, disclosed this while confirming the killings to journalists on Friday in Awka. “Investigation is ongoing to enable Read More

Osun CP parades five for car snatching, robbery, kidnapping

January 29, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, Friday paraded five persons for alleged kidnapping, robbery and car snatching.  According to the CP, Samson Olamilekan (25) and Kazeem Olaide (22) were arrested for robbing one Jimoh Omotosho at Mallam Tope area, Osogbo, with locally made pistol. He said the suspects collected N10,000 from their victim. Also arrested are Usman Muyideen (21) and Read More

Pregnant woman kills step son with pesticide in Osun

January 5, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A 24-year-old pregnant woman, Musa Mariam, was Tuesday paraded by the Osun state police command for killing her 3-year-old stepson, Musa Rokeeb, with pesticide.  The new Commissioner of Police, Wale Olokode, who paraded the suspects alongside others, said Mariam was the first wife to her husband.  The suspect confessed to the crime, blaming her husband’s attitude for her action.  She Read More

Another Enugu community leader shot dead in Oruku – Police confirm

October 24, 2020 Blueprint 0

Mr Samuel Ani, another Community leader in the crisis ridden Oruku Community in Nkanu Local Government of Enugu State, was on Wednesday, shot dead in the area by unidentified gunmen. The Police Command in the state confirmed the incident in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Mr Daniel Ndukwe in Enugu on Wednesday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports Read More

#EndSARS: Declare national emergency on security architecture, Secondus urges FG

October 22, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Thursday charged President Muhammadu Buhari to declare national emergency in the nation’s security architecture over the #EndSARS protest that has turned violent. PDP national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, who stated this when he briefed journalists on the state of the nation, Thursday, in Abuja noted that for nearly two weeks Nigerian youths have been revolting Read More

Anambra community mourns as man butchers mother, 2 own kids

September 18, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Nnewi in Nnewi North local government area of Anambra state has been thrown into mourning over alleged murder of an 85-year-old woman, Mrs. Agnes Ezimadu, and her three grandchildren. The three deceased, it was learnt, were on Thursday macheted to death by Agnes’s son, Mr. Emeka Ezimadu, aged 47, who incidentally fathered the two slain children, Ifechukwu, 9, and Mmeso Read More

Breaking: Iran executes young wrestler for murder

September 12, 2020 AFP 0

Iran said it executed a young wrestler on Saturday over the murder of a public sector worker during anti-government protests in August 2018. Navid Afkari was executed in the morning at a prison in the southern city of Shiraz, provincial prosecutor general Kazem Mousavi was quoted as saying on state television’s website. The 27-year-old had been found guilty of “voluntary homicide” for stabbing Read More

Court remands minor, 2 others for alleged murder in Ogun

June 25, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

A Magistrates Court sitting in Sango-Ota, Ogun state, Thursday remanded three persons for allegedly killing one Michael Odiagbe. The accused persons were alleged to have hit Odiagbe with a plank during a fight resulting in his death. The accused persons, Tunde Samson, 23; a minor aged 17; and Lawal Wasiu, 21, whose addresses were not provided, were arraigned on a Read More

Ishaku condemns gruesome murder of pastor, wife in Taraba

June 2, 2020 Andrew Ojih 0

Taraba state governor,  Darius Ishaku, Tuesday condemned the gruesome murder of Emmanuel Bileya, a pastor of the Christian  Reformed Church of Nigeria (CRC-N) Mararaba, Donga LGA,  and his wife, Juliana. Ishaku, in a press statement signed by his special adviser on media and publicity, Mr. Bala Dan Abu, and a copy made available Blueprint in Jalingo said the governor received with Read More

Lesotho Prime Minister quits

May 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Thomas Thabane has announced he will step down as prime minister of Lesotho following months of pressure after he was named as a suspect in the murder of his ex-wife. He did not say when he would leave office but his party said a new premier would be sworn in on Tuesday. The 80-year-old’s current wife, with whom he was Read More

Ogun Police arrest driver, one other for killing their customer

May 6, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

Men of the Ogun state Police Command have arrested a 30-year-old man, Ogungbemi Gbenga for allegedly killing a trader, Mrs Evelyn Ebere after robbing her of the sum of N400,000. Ogungbemi, was arrested alongside his accomplice, Olobamoyo Tosin in Sagamu Local government area of the state. According to a statement by the Command’s spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in Abeokuta Tuesday the Read More

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Edo: Groups give police 7 days to arrest killers of octogenarian

March 25, 2020 Editorial III 0

A  Benin city-based group, Talakawa’s Parliament  and  Stakeholders of Peace has handed out a 7-day ultimatum to the Edo state police command to fish out the killers of a community leader of Oke-Oroma, Pa Monday Okhuelegbe and two others who were allegedly murdered by hoodlums last February. The group said it would commence a sustained street protest if the operatives Read More

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Anger: As family murders rise…

March 20, 2020 Editorial III 0

From time immemorial, blood relationship has always been a major consideration in many human actions. However, often times, anger has led to a man killing his brother, sister or even parents during avoidable arguments. Also, the media is awash with reports of parents killing their children over insignificant issues. PAUL OKAH reports. Background A search for quotes on anger on Read More

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Umahi orders removal, arrest of Ebonyi LG coordinator over alleged murder

February 24, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Ebonyi state Governor, Chief David Umahi, Sunday ordered the immediate removal of the coordinator of Ubeyi development center of Afikpo North local government area. The coordinator, Mr Uchenna Ibiam who was removed alongside his younger brother Mr Ibiam Ibiam, Technical Assistant (T.A) to the governor on Security was said to have allegedly killed his cousin one Mr Enyinnaya Ibiam Read More

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Activist drags Delta council chair to court over attempted murder

February 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

   A Human Right Activist in Asaba, Comrade Mr Harrison Gwamnishu has put motion in place to institute a legal action against the chairman of Oshimili South Local Government Area of Delta State, Mr Uche Osadebe for alleged brutality, assault and attempted murder . Gwamnishu, a foundero of  Behind Bars Right Initiative (BBI) said  that he was beaten to a Read More

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Bus driver in court for causing pedestrian’s death

February 20, 2020 Editorial III 0

A commercial bus driver, Yusuf Sanusi, Wednesday appeared in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for alleged reckless driving and causing the death of a pedestrian. The police charged Sanusi, whose house address was not provided, with reckless driving and manslaughter. He pleaded not guilty. The prosecution counsel, Inspector Christopher John, told the court that Sanusi committed the offence on January Read More