Sunday, April 11

Crime

Bandits Kill One In Gurmana, Kidnap 10 People; Set Houses Ablaze, Rustle Cattle
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Bandits Kill One In Gurmana, Kidnap 10 People; Set Houses Ablaze, Rustle Cattle

Bandits have invaded Gurmana Community in Shiroro Local government area of Niger state again, killed one person and abducted 10 others. The bandits were said to have invaded the community in broad daylight yesterday on motorcycles and were shooting sporadically to scare villagers. They moved from house to house and carted away properties. Besides the killing and kidnapping of the people, some houses and barns of yams and other foodstuffs belonging to the villagers were also set ablaze. A top member of the local vigilante simply called Idi Fylo narrowly escaped being killed by the bandits but had his house and other valuables set ablaze Another prominent member of the Community, Maiangwa Sarkin Zamma was also reported shot in the right arm and was immediately rushed to a nea...
Cleric Arrested For Kidnapping 15-Year-Old Girl For Ritual In Ogun
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Cleric Arrested For Kidnapping 15-Year-Old Girl For Ritual In Ogun

A 36 years old Islamic cleric, Amodu Jamiu, has been arrested by men of the Ogun state police command for allegedly abducting a 15 years old girl and attempting to use the girl for ritual. A statement released by DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesperson of the state police command today April 9, says the self-acclaimed cleric was arrested following a report lodged at Sango divisional headquarters by the victim, who reported that, while she was coming from her work place at about 5:30 pm, she was accosted by the suspect who lured her into an uncompleted building after touching her with an object. She stated further that on getting to the building, the suspect stripped her naked and used a White handkerchief to rub her private part, as well as all over her body. It was a good Samaritan, w...
2 Men Sell Two Human Hearts For N10,000 In Oyo
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2 Men Sell Two Human Hearts For N10,000 In Oyo

The Oyo state police command on Thursday explained how its operatives arrested one Jimoh Sabiku and Adesola David for selling human heart for the sum of N10,000 The state police commisioner, Ngozi Onadeko who paraded the suspects at the command headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan explained that the suspects were travelling along Igbeti/Igboho Expressway when the police caught them. She explained that; "Sometime in the month of January 2021, one Jimoh Sabiku approached one Musibaudeen Aroju that he needed a human heart for money ritual. Musibaudeen Aroju replied that he will introduce a person that can get the human heart for him. "He thereafter introduced one Alfa Taofeek Karile to the said Jimoh Sabiku. The said Alfa Taofeek thereafter got the human heart to Jimoh Sabiku at Saki to...
Man Cuts Off Teenager’s Hand For Resisting Rape In Uganda
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Man Cuts Off Teenager’s Hand For Resisting Rape In Uganda

A 16-year-old senior two student in Bududa District, Uganda, has narrated how she was waylaid and attacked by a machete-wielding man who cut off her hand after she resisted his attempt to rape her. Evelyn Namasopo told Mbale Chief Magistrate, Mr James Mawanda, during a session at Bubulo Magistrate’s Court in Manafwa District on Wednesday, April 7, that the suspect Derrick Kuloba, 25, attacked her near a forest on her way home to pick beddings and food for her sick mother who had been admitted. “He (Kuloba) started ordering me to UnCloth and when I refused he pulled out a machete and started cutting me. He wanted to cut my head but I tried to guard it with my right hand,” she told court during hearing of a case in which Kuloba is accused of attempted murder. Evelyn said she mad...
Most Wanted Drug Baron In Nasarawa, Sami Ashoko Finally Caught By NDLEA, Busts Drug Cartel In Edo, Nasarawa, FCT
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Most Wanted Drug Baron In Nasarawa, Sami Ashoko Finally Caught By NDLEA, Busts Drug Cartel In Edo, Nasarawa, FCT

It was indeed a bleak Easter for the most wanted drug baron in Nasarawa state, Sami Ashoko as he did not only spend the festive season in custody, his warehouse filled with skunk was also raided and 100 bags of the illicit drug weighing 1,095.3kg seized. Same fate also befell members of another cartel who were arrested in Iyamho, Etsako West Local Government area of Edo state and their illicit consignment weighing 1,330kg meant for Bauchi state equally seized. Both syndicates were busted on Friday while trying to distribute their illegal substances for the Easter sales. In Nasarawa, Ashoko, 39, who hails from Ibilo in Akoko Edo area of Edo state, was arrested in Shinge, Lafia based on actionable intelligence. A team of operatives had stormed his warehouse in Lafia and recovered ...
Amotekun Arrests Two Kidnappers, Rescues Three Travellers In Ondo
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Amotekun Arrests Two Kidnappers, Rescues Three Travellers In Ondo

Two suspected kidnappers have been arrested by the personnel of the Ondo State Security outfit codenamed Amotekun after a failed abduction of three church travellers during the Easter festivity. The suspects were arrested along Ifira-Akoko-Idoani road in Ose council area of the state. Vanguard gathered that the three travellers rescued by Amotekun personnel include Adewale Adebisi, 52; Miss Ahan Mary, 21 and Miss Ladi Bude, 23. They were reportedly kidnapped at gunpoint while travelling with other church members from Benue State to Akure, the Ondo State capital. Reports had it that the unsuspecting driver of the bus decided to stop on the highway after they were flagged down by the abductors, who pretended to be motorists whose vehicle had a mechanical fault. The victims...
Gunmen Attack Imo Prison, Free Over 1500 Inmates
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Gunmen Attack Imo Prison, Free Over 1500 Inmates

Gunmen on Monday morning attacked the Owerri Correctional Prison in the Imo State capital and freed over 1500 inmates. The attackers also razed the Imo State Police Command headquarters situated in Owerri and burnt almost all the vehicles parked at the command headquarters. The hoodlums further freed the suspects in almost all the cells at the State Criminal Investigation Department of the command. The PUNCH gathered that the gunmen operated from 1am till 3am on Monday. They sang solidarity songs at the Government House Roundabout for about 30 minutes before attacking the facilities, a security source confided in our correspondent. On breaking into the prison facility with the aid of explosives and dynamite, the attackers told the inmates to go home. When contacted, t...
Bandits Sack Niger Community, Rustle Several Cattle, Sheep
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Bandits Sack Niger Community, Rustle Several Cattle, Sheep

With barely four days after armed bandits invaded the Joint Security TaskForce Camp in Allawa in Shiroro local government area of Niger state, killing five Soldiers and a Mobile Policeman, the entire Allawa community has been sacked by gunmen. The gunmen who were said to be numbering about 100, arrived the community at about 2:00am Sunday morning devoid of their usual sporadic shooting into the air to scare the people and operated in a relax atmosphere for over four hours. A source close to the community told Daily Sun on telephone that the entire cattle and sheep in the community were taken away by the gunmen. According to him, though nobody was killed, the people flee in different direction into the bush as the gunmen freely moved from house to house and dispossessing the pe...
Man Scammed By Fake Bank Representatives Who Promised 1 Million
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Man Scammed By Fake Bank Representatives Who Promised 1 Million

A Nigerian man has been left counting his losses after he was scammed by fake bank representatives. Apparently, the scammers promised to flip his money by a large profit margin and that format was enough to convince the gullible victim into sending one hundred thousand naira to the scammers. However, he never heard from the scammers anymore and he decided to visit the bank to ask questions. So this guy got a call from online scammers claiming to be access bank representatives to send 100k and receive a million naira after 2hours which he did without hesitation(cos obviously people are greedy)! After waiting for a while and the so called “representative” didn’t get back to him, he realized he was scammed and came to the access bank (chevron branch) to ask for his 100k or 1million, ...
Youths Resist Fulani Herdsmen Attack In Ebonyi State
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Youths Resist Fulani Herdsmen Attack In Ebonyi State

There was tension on Thursday night at Ugwuachara in Ebonyi State after suspected Fulani Herdsmen stormed the area to carry out an attack on the members of the community. According to report gathered by IGBERE TV, youths of the community resisted the Fulani herdsmen that invaded the community with different kinds of weapons raging from cutlass to guns, etc. Speaking with IGBERE TV on the condition of anonymity, a resident of the area said what the villagers was because the youths of the community were at alert throughout the night. He said the displaced Fulani Herdsmen at their former settlement centre located at Ugwuachara regrouped yesterday's night to attack the residents but was subverted by the combined efforts of the Youths in the area. He thanked the youths for being...
16 Gang Members On Revenge Mission Arrested, Paraded In Kwara
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16 Gang Members On Revenge Mission Arrested, Paraded In Kwara

A crack team of police detectives from the Kwara State Police Command has arrested 16 persons suspected to be members of the Eiye and Aiye confraternities in the Oloje/Okoolowo area of Ilorin, the state capital. Parading the suspects at the command headquarters in Ilorin, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Mohammed Bagega, said the suspects, consisting of 12 males and four females, were arrested while on a revenge mission in the area. “We immediately dispatched the newly created anti-cultists team, in collaboration with the vigilantes, to storm the area before they struck. “The effort paid off as 16 suspected cultists, males and females, wielding weapons, including guns, machetes, axes, charms, wraps of weed suspected to be Indian hemp, and other items to be used in the foil...
EFCC Arrests 400 Yahoo Boys And Girls In 3 Months ― Bawa
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EFCC Arrests 400 Yahoo Boys And Girls In 3 Months ― Bawa

The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa today disclosed that the Commission arrested more than 400 young Nigerians for internet-related fraud in the first three months of the year. He made the disclosure in his office while receiving a delegation from the University of Abuja led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abdulrasheed Na ‘Allah. According to the EFCC Chair, “From January 2021 to date, we have arrested more than 400 Nigerians suspected to be involved in various cybercrime or advanced fee fraud-related offences and that is to tell you how huge the problem is.” He added that “less than 48 hours ago we arrested 18 individuals in Abuja”. Among those arrested, he said, are students of tertiary institutions. While bemoaning the...
Boko Haram Kill One, Loot Foodstuff In Borno LG
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Boko Haram Kill One, Loot Foodstuff In Borno LG

Suspected armed members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect on Wednesday invaded the Azir community in the Damboa Local Government Area of Borno state killing one resident with scores injured. The insurgents also looted foodstuff and livestock without confrontation, after setting ablaze some residential houses. Azir is about a 15km drive south of Damboa and is the only settlement with resilient people along the 100km Damboa – Biu road, as over 10 settlements were Displaced and remained ghost communities for over five years. Some fleeing residents who spoke to our Correspondent on phone said, “We are currently taking refuge in Damboa with no shelter and food despite this harsh harmattan weather. “The insurgents wreaked havoc on our community without confrontation and we managed...
Gunmen Storm Military Camp In Niger State, Kill Soldiers, Kidnap 10, Burn Cars
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Gunmen Storm Military Camp In Niger State, Kill Soldiers, Kidnap 10, Burn Cars

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have reportedly invaded the camp of the Joint Security Task Force comprising of the Army, Police, Civil Defence and Vigilantes at Allawa and opened fire on them, killing an undisclosed number of soldiers in the process in Niger State. An officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) was also killed in the attack while many security personnel sustained injuries. They also abducted over 10 persons, stole seven motorcycles and burnt down military vehicles in attacks that happened on Wednesday and in the early hours of Thursday. The communities attacked by the bandits are Allawa, Manta, Gurmana, Bassa and Kokki in Shiroro council. Eyewitnesses said the bandits attacked Manta, Gurmana and Bassa villages on Wednesday, where they ki...
EFCC Arrests 34 Yahoo Boys In Ibadan, Lagos
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EFCC Arrests 34 Yahoo Boys In Ibadan, Lagos

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested a total of 34 suspected internet fraudsters, also known as Yahoo Yahoo Boys. They were apprehended in separate operations in Ibadan, Oyo state and Lagos. Twenty four of the suspects, most of whom claimed to be undergraduates, were rounded up today April 1, 2021 at their hideout in Apete area of Ibadan, Oyo State by operatives from the Ibadan Zonal Office of the Commission. The suspects are, Isiaka Quadri Olawale, Ojubanire Akindimeji Abdulquadri, Shobowale Michael Morenikeji, Adeyemi Yusuf Ekundayo, Alabi Gift Jesse, Owolabi Yakubu Josebh, Olasupo Ogooluwa Ayomide, Emmanuel Segun Omogbolahan, Mufutau Sarafa Adewale, and Adekunle Habeeb Olamilekan. Others are, Usman Abdullahi Olamilekan, Adurota Emmanuel Tosin, Adek...
Gang Who Tried To Rob Ozil & Kolasinac Jailed For 100 Years
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Gang Who Tried To Rob Ozil & Kolasinac Jailed For 100 Years

A gang of armed thieves who tried to rob Arsenal stars Mezut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac of their £200,000 watches have been jailed for more than 100 years. The eight men, who carried knives, machetes and firearms, terrorised wealthy north London neighbourhoods with a string of violent robberies between April 2019 and July 2020. They wore masks as they broke into luxury homes and ambushed people in their cars before demanding they hand over jewellery and cash, often at knifepoint. One of the gang, Jordan Northover, 28, had attempted to rob two Arsenal stars of their £200,000 watches at the point of a knitting needle on July 25, 2019. Sead Kolasinac, 27, was a passenger in teammate Mesut Ozil's black Mercedes G-Class jeep when they were ambushed in Hampstead, northwest London. ...
Lagos Police Prosecute 60 Suspected Cultists
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Lagos Police Prosecute 60 Suspected Cultists

The Lagos State Police Command has arraigned sixty (60) suspected cultists arrested at various points and communities in the state to the Chief Magistrate Court, Yaba on Wednesday before Chief Magistrate Adeola Adedayo under the new Lagos State Anti Cultism Law, 2021. The police prosecutors filed thirteen (13) count charge against the sixty suspects for various offences including Conspiracy, Murder, Cultism, Unlawful Possession of Firearms and Breach of Public Peace under the new Lagos State Anti Cultism Law, 2021 and Criminal Laws of the Lagos State, 2015. The new Lagos State Anti Cultism Law provides that, on conviction, cult members risk jail term of twenty one (21) years, while their parents risk 2 years imprisonment or fine of Five Hundred Thousand Naira (#500,000).
Delta Police Impound Vehicles Of Robbers That Attacked UBA Bank
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Delta Police Impound Vehicles Of Robbers That Attacked UBA Bank

The Delta State Police Command has recovered two operational vehicles used by the daredevil armed robbers that invaded and attacked UBA branch at Issele-Uku on Tuesday. The armed men used dynamites to gain entrance into the banking hall and moved away with an undisclosed amount of money. According to a statement accredited to the spokesperson of the Command, DSP Edafe Bright, a team of policemen from the state headquarters led by DC Operations, DCP Olaleye Faleye, engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel before they abandoned their operational vehicles and fled into the bush. DSP Edafe also revealed in the statement that the gunmen simultaneously attacked the police station in Issele-Uku and riddled it with bullets while the operation lasted. Read the press release below; BANK R...
Daredevil Armed Robbers Unleash Mayhem On Bank In Delta, Cart Away Cash,  Kill 3 People
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Daredevil Armed Robbers Unleash Mayhem On Bank In Delta, Cart Away Cash, Kill 3 People

Daredevil armed robbers on Tuesday afternoon invaded a new generation bank in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta state and carted away some amounts of money yet to be ascertained. The robbers were armed to the teeth, our correspondent gathered. They unleashed mayhem on the bank, destroying properties as workers and customers scampered to safety. Delta Robbery: Armed Robbers Cart Away Millions Of Naira, Kill One, Drive DPO, Policemen Away More facts concerning Tuesday's attack on the Bank at Issele-Uku branch, headquarters of Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta state by daredevil armed robbers have emerged. The tension forced workers and customers around to scamper to safety. SaharaReporters gathered that the bloody operation which lasted over an hour, l...
CSP, Military Officers, Others Killed In Akwa Ibom State
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CSP, Military Officers, Others Killed In Akwa Ibom State

Tension has continued to rise in Akpabio own Local Government, Essien Udim, Akwa Ibom State as some hoodlums attacked police operational vehicles and the military who were on patrol of the area. DAILY POST gathered that the gunmen numbering about 50 who were protesting against the Local Government Chairman attacked the police and military men mobilized to the local government for peace-keeping. A police source told DAILY POST that one CSP Benedict Okoh Ajide who led the squad to the LG fell to the bullets of the hoodlums while the driver of the hilux van was burnt alongside the vehicle. According to the source, many military men were killed in the failed operation, even as many police officers are still missing as at the time of filing this report.
25 Persons Killed In Ebonyi By Suspected Fulani Herdsmen (Disturbing Photos)
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25 Persons Killed In Ebonyi By Suspected Fulani Herdsmen (Disturbing Photos)

Suspected Fulani Herdsmen are currently on rampage in Ebonyi State and have killed at least twenty five persons. IGBERE TV gathered that the ugly incident happened at Egedegede Community, in Ishielu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. Speaking with IGBERE TV correspondent, a resident of the area who cried out to our correspondent said the herdsmen stormed their village on Monday’s evening, killing at least twenty five persons. According to her, "our village is currently under attack. About 25 persons were killed yesterday's evening by Fulani herdsmen." "About five motorcycles were equally set ablaze and three farmlands destroyed, we need help". When asked how it started, she said trouble started last year when the herdsmen destroyed farmlands of the villagers. "So ab...
EFCC Arrests Female Internet Fraud Suspect In Delta State
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EFCC Arrests Female Internet Fraud Suspect In Delta State

Operatives of the Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday March 26, 2021 arrested one Queen Jonathan, for suspected internet fraud in Oghara, Delta State. 24-year-old Jonathan is alleged to be involved in Bitcoin Scam. She presented herself as one Sophia Rodriguez, an expert in Bitcoin, on Instagram, to defraud unsuspecting victims. Items recovered from her include an Infinix Hot 8 mobile phone. The suspect has made useful statement and will be arraigned in Court as soon as investigation is completed.
Father-Of-Six Arrested For Sexually Assaulting 9-Year-Old Girl In Adamawa
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Father-Of-Six Arrested For Sexually Assaulting 9-Year-Old Girl In Adamawa

The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested a 47-year-old married father of six identified as Alphonsus Peter for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl . Alphonsus Peter, a resident of Demsawo, Yola North, was arrested on Monday, March 29. A statement from the Spokesperson of the command, DSP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje on Tuesday revealed that the suspect took advantage of his neighbour's absence and lured their daughter into his room where he sexually assaulted her. "Luckily her cry attracted the attention of a Good Samaritan which resulted to his arrest by the Police attached to Doubeli Division. Investigations so far revealed that the suspect is a father of six and a neighbor to the victim's parent," the statement read. The Commissioner of Police, CP Aliyu Adamu Alhaji, w...
Man Jailed over Dud Cheque In Akure, Two Others Convicted In Abeokuta
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Man Jailed over Dud Cheque In Akure, Two Others Convicted In Abeokuta

A 49-year-old man, Gabriel Akinsanmi, has been sentenced to four years imprisonment for issuance of dud cheque, contrary to Section 1(1)(b) of the Dishonoured Cheques (Offences) Act, Cap D11, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and punishable under Section 1(1)(b)(i) of the same Act. He was convicted on Friday, March 26, 2021 by Justice O. A. Adegbehingbe of the Ondo State High Court, sitting in Akure on two counts of a four-count charge of stealing and issuance of dud cheque brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office. His journey to prison started when the Commission received a petition dated June 8, 2017, from one Adebayo Alabi alleging that he (the complainant) paid the sum of N105,000,000 (One Hundred and Five Million Na...
Gang Steals Nigerian Vehicles, Sells Them Off In Niger Republic
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Gang Steals Nigerian Vehicles, Sells Them Off In Niger Republic

Three suspected members of a carjacking syndicate allegedly involved in selling vehicles stolen in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, in Niger Republic, have been rounded up by the police. The suspects – Usman Shehu, 29; Abdullahi Magaji, 27 and 28-year-old Abdulraman Zakari – were reportedly apprehended along Abuja-Kaduna Expressway, Zaria in Kaduna and Kano states respectively. City Round learnt that operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team acting on a tip-off mounted a road block along the expressway and arrested Shehu while he was driving a Hilux van to Kaduna. Shehu aka Biggie reportedly told the policemen that he was taking the vehicle to Magaji in Zaria and that he had delivered 11 vehicles – mainly Toyota Corolla and Hilux – to the ma...
Unknown Gunmen Storm Ebonyi Village, Kill Many People, Burn Over 200 Houses
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Unknown Gunmen Storm Ebonyi Village, Kill Many People, Burn Over 200 Houses

A yet to be identified gunmen on Thursday invaded Nwekendiagu Village, in Effium, Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. The gunmen invaded the village in the early hours of Thursday morning, killing at least fifteen persons and burnt over 200 houses including a Fuel station located in the area. Speaking to IGBERE TV correspondent on the condition of anonymity, a resident of the area that fled from the village due to the crisis fingered Effium warriors to be behind the attack. According to him, "yes, the effiumite warriors attacked a village called Nwekendiagu and killed more than 15 persons and burnt more 200 houses including fuel station." IGBERE TV recalls that on 9th March, 2021, suspected gunmen from Uffiom attacked Omege People in Ebonyi State killing people i...
Avoid Illegal POS Transactions – EFCC Warn POS Operators
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Avoid Illegal POS Transactions – EFCC Warn POS Operators

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has warned operators of Mobile Money and Banks Agents otherwise known as POS operators against illegal cash transactions. The Commission’s Zonal Head in Sokoto CDS Bawa Usman Kaltungo gave the warning March 25, 2020 at a meeting with the Sokoto Chapter of Mobile Money and Banks Agents Association, (MMBA) Sokoto State Chapter in his office. He express concern at the high rate of mobile money fraud in the zone, and called on the association to join hands in the fight against money laundering and electronic transaction fraud. “The EFCC is ready to deal with individuals, groups and organizations that conspire with some bad eggs among us to perpetrate the act of illegal transactions and money laundering,” he said. Kaltungo furt...
EFCC Arrests Mother And Son For Alleged ₦50 Million Internet Fraud
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EFCC Arrests Mother And Son For Alleged ₦50 Million Internet Fraud

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office, have arrested Ibeh Theophilus Uche, Chief Executive Officer, CEO, 10 Kobo Wine Place, Ikotun, Lagos alongside his mother for their alleged involvement in computer-related fraud to the tune of about N50million in Lagos. The 28-year-old suspect was arrested recently in his room in Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, following credible intelligence reports about his alleged criminal activities. During interrogation, Uche, who presents himself variously as Rachael Armstrong , Keanu Reeves, Rebekah Schwarzenberger, Keanu Private, Elizabeth Hortman and Stefan Paulson, confessed to being into Bitcoin investment scam, romance scam and identity theft. The suspect also confessed to ha...
Secondary Teacher Disappears With N2m WAEC Enrolment Fee In Edo
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Secondary Teacher Disappears With N2m WAEC Enrolment Fee In Edo

An unknown private school teacher in Edo State has allegedly escaped with N2 million meant for the enrolment of students for the forthcoming West African Examination Senior Secondary School Examinations (WASSCE). The incident was said to have occurred at Gilgal Private School, located at Iguobazuwa the headquarters of Ovia South-west Local Government Area of the state. DAILY POST gathered that due to lack of commercial banks in the area, the money was handed over to the teacher for safe keeping. This abnormality led to one of the parents raising alarm, and the proprietor of the said school was arrested by police operatives of Iguobazuwa division. When contacted, the spokesman of the Nigeria Police, Edo State Command, SP Bello Kotongs, promised to obtain a brief from the Div...
Court Convicts 2 Fake EFCC Operatives, 8 Others In Abeokuta
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Court Convicts 2 Fake EFCC Operatives, 8 Others In Abeokuta

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Ibadan Zonal Office secured ten convictions on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 before Justice Mohammed Abubakar of the Federal High Court, Abeokuta, Ogun State. The convicts are: Beyioku Olatunji (a.k.a Bashorun), Beyioku Oluwayomi Oluwafemi (a.k.a Ola 1),Adeleke Ridwan Adekunle, AbdulFatai Waliu, Adelani Sarafa Yomi, Folarin Ikeoluwa Akinleye, Adebisi Abiola Victor, Adio Toheeb Oladimeji, Ogundulu Oluwashola Temitope and Amoo Rilwan Babatunde, The Beyioku brothers, Olatunji and Oluwafemi were arrested in November 2019 for allegedly falsely presenting themselves as operatives of the Commission to defraud members of the public. The two notorious Supernumerary Policemen, popularly known as Spy Police, were initially arraigned on Janua...
EFCC Declares Four Persons Wanted
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EFCC Declares Four Persons Wanted

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Plot 301 - 302 , Research and Institution Cadastral District, Jabi, Abuja, Nigeria Hotlines: 09-9044751, 09-9044752, 09-9044753 I www.efccnigeria.org InofficialEFCC officialEFCC t ofFicialEFCC 121 officialEFCCU officialEFCC WANTED SILAS DAYO GBENGA The public is hereby notified that SILAS DAYO GBENGA whose photograph appears above is wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in a case of Conspiracy and Obtaining Money under False Pretence. Gbenga is a 32 year-old native of Ilorin South Local Government of Kwara State. His last known addresses are: No 10, Sunmonu Obolarin Close, Flower Garden GRA, Ilorin South; No 6, Akinola Dosunmu Basin, Ilorin; No 10, Alanamu Street, Flower Garden GRA, Ilorin, Kwara State; and Angwa Yor...
Tunde Abass: Lagos CP Redeploys DPO Onipanu, Francis Ani, Others For Professional Misconduct
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Tunde Abass: Lagos CP Redeploys DPO Onipanu, Francis Ani, Others For Professional Misconduct

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu has ordered for immediate redeployment of CSP Francis Ani, the Divisional Police Officer, Onipanu Division of the Lagos State Police Command and some of his boys for the harassment and illegal detention of Tunde Abass and one Kabir Mohammed at Onipanu on Friday, 19th March, 2021 Tunde Abass was alleged by the police at Onipanu Division for recording the harassment and forceful arrest of Kabir Mohammed at Onipanu Area of the State on Friday 19th March, 2021 at about 5pm after Tundes intervention in the case which did not go well with the policemen. The police boss took the decision on Wednesday, 24th March, 2021, after he perused the report of the investigation into the incident that had gone viral on the gross violation o...
Wife Exposes Husband Who Looted Shoes During Katsina Market Inferno
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Wife Exposes Husband Who Looted Shoes During Katsina Market Inferno

The Police Command in Katsina has arrested a 43-year-old man, Muhammad Abba, who was exposed by his wife for allegedly looting women’s shoes during the Monday morning inferno at the Katsina Central Market. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Gambo Isah, who disclosed this to newsmen, said that 33 other persons suspected to have looted traders’ wares while they scurried for safety, were also arrested. Speaking specifically on Abba, he alleged that the suspect looted seven pairs of women shoes during the incident, and kept them in his house. According to him, Abba’s wife, after trying in vain to get her husband to return the shoes to the relevant authorities, decided to report him to the Police. Isah said that the suspect told the Police, during investigation, that he ...
Police Arraigns Lawyer For Stealing ₦5 Million In Ebonyi
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Police Arraigns Lawyer For Stealing ₦5 Million In Ebonyi

The Ebonyi State Police Command on Wednesday arraigned a 52-year-old lawyer, for allegedly stealing the sum of N5 million, belonging to one Igwe Nwokpata, in the state. The first defendant, Barr Onu Onwe, it was gathered, had been a lawyer to the complainant for over 13 years. He was said to have sold his (the complainant’s) piece of land at the rate of N29 million but accounted for N24 million. Trouble started when the lawyer asked the complainant (Mr Igwe Nwokpata) to sign the Power of Attorney. Daily Trust learnt that the complainant refused to sign the document and the lawyer, realising the complainant’s unwillingness to cooperate, reportedly forged his signature on the document. He reportedly committed the offence at Nna Street, Abakaliki, in Abakaliki Local Gover...
EFCC Secures Seven Convictions In Abeokuta, Ibadan
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EFCC Secures Seven Convictions In Abeokuta, Ibadan

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Ibadan zonal office on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 secured seven convictions before Justice Mohammed Abubakar of the Federal High Court, Abeokuta, Ogun State and Justice Bayo Taiwo of the Oyo State High Court, Ibadan, Oyo State The convicts are: Oshoboke Sasaeniyan Joseph, Disu Faruk Timileyin,Lawal Emmanuel Olajide,Oyebanji Olabisi Oluwafemi, Adeleke kehinde Abdulhafeez, Adebola Adedare Temitope and Opeyemi Adedamola They were convicted for fraudulent impersonation, contrary to section 22(2) (b) (i) and (ii) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc.) Act, 2015 and sentenced to various jail terms. They all pleaded guilty to the one count charge of impersonation separately filed against them by the Economic and Financial Cri...
Boko Haram Attacks Goniri, Yobe; Kills Two, Burns Houses And Cars
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Boko Haram Attacks Goniri, Yobe; Kills Two, Burns Houses And Cars

Militants from the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Jamā'at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da'wah wa'l-Jihād, have attacked Goniri, Yobe State. According to ISWAP, in a statement sighted by SaharaReporters, a member of the Yobe State Peace and Vigilante Operation and a man accused of being a Nigerian Army my spy were killed during the attack. The group mocked the Nigerian army, claiming soldiers refused to leave their military base to defend the town while they operated for about 3 hours. Also displayed were two operational vehicles‪ and ammunition allegedly ‬captured from the local vigilante group. The insurgents burnt several houses and cars in the community. Boko Haram and its offshoot, Islamic State West A...
Lagos Police Arrest 3,921 Suspected Armed Robbers, Cultists, Others
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Lagos Police Arrest 3,921 Suspected Armed Robbers, Cultists, Others

At least 3,921 suspected armed robbers, cultists, murderers, hoodlums and COVID-19 violators have been arrested by operatives of the Lagos Police Command, Commissioner Hakeem Odumosu said on Monday. He said the suspects were arrested between mid-January and Monday, adding that 241 arms, 273 ammunition, 31 stolen vehicles, 187 motorcycles and 10 tricycles were recovered during the period. Odumosu gave the statistics while giving details of achievements recorded by the Command within the period under review. Of the numbers arrested, Odumosu said 258 were suspected armed robbers, 451 cultists, 101 murder suspects, 1,592 alleged hoodlums, 997 COVID-19 violators and 535 traffic offenders, adding that 3,258 have been charged to court with 1,107 convicted and fined. He said the co...
Court Jails Fake American Officer Two Years For Internet Fraud In Port Harcourt
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Court Jails Fake American Officer Two Years For Internet Fraud In Port Harcourt

Justice E. A. Obile of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced Chibueze Okenwa (a.k.a Rodriguz), a fake United States of American military officer, to two years imprisonment for impersonation contrary to Section 22 (2)(b)(i & ii) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc.) Act, 2015. He was initially arraigned on March 4, 2021 by the Port Harcourt Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and pleaded “not guilty” to one-count charge bordering on impersonation with intent to gain monetary advantage for self. At the resumed hearing of his case on March 18, 2021, Okenwa opted to change his plea. He was re-arraigned and pleaded “guilty” to the one-count charge. The charge reads: "that you Chibuez...
Lady Who Stole A Phone In Winners Chapel Warri Caught On Camera
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Lady Who Stole A Phone In Winners Chapel Warri Caught On Camera

A girl has been caught on CCTV camera stealing a phone inside Living Faith Church, A.K.A 'Winners Chapel' at Edjeba in Warri, Delta State. She was caught in the morning after the close of the church's first service. As seen in the video, the girl is seen pacing around where the phone was plugged to charge. She paced over four consecutive times to make sure no one is watching and then she quickly took the phone and put it in her back pocket before leaving the church. Watch video below: https://youtu.be/pU8AcMXNTbY
54 Boko Haram, ISWAP Fighters Dead As Rival Terror Groups Clash Near Lake Chad
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54 Boko Haram, ISWAP Fighters Dead As Rival Terror Groups Clash Near Lake Chad

A battle for territorial supremacy has intensified between the Islamic State of West Africa Province, ISWAP fighters and terrorists belonging to the Abubakar Shekau-led Boko Haram faction, on the shores of Lake Chad. Bloody rival clashes between ISWAP and some Boko Haram terrorists from the Buduma tribe in the Niger Republic has claimed at least the lives of 54 terrorists and herders within the last one months. A credible intelligence source told PRNigeria that a group of Buduma militants, on the 3rd of March, embarked on a daring and desperate mission to loot from the ISWAP units. The source said: “The Buduma terrorists linked to Shekau’s Boko Haram moved through a route along riverine border villages popularly known as Kabul and Kandahar in the Chadian territory, on two flyi...
Herbalist, Bricklayer Arrested In Ogun Over Killing Of Housewife For Ritual
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Herbalist, Bricklayer Arrested In Ogun Over Killing Of Housewife For Ritual

A 29 years old herbalist Baoku Gbuyi and a 27 years old Bricklayer Olamide Odulaja have been arrested by detectives of Ogun State Police command, for allegedly killing a housewife, Modupeola Folorunsho and her 4 years old son, Peter Folorunsho for money ritual. The arrest of the suspects, according to a statement by the command spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, followed a report received at Ijebu Igbo division from the victim’s husband. Oyeyemi said, Folorunso reported on 14th of February 2021, that his wife and his son went out since the previous day and were yet to return, and that efforts to locate her and the little boy didn’t yield any positive result. He added that “upon the report, a case of missing person was incidented, and the DPO Ijebu Igbo Division, SP Kazeem Solotan de...
How Gay Catholic Priest Ruined My Life – Robbery Suspect “EX Law Student”
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How Gay Catholic Priest Ruined My Life – Robbery Suspect “EX Law Student”

A robbery suspect under investigation for attacking a reverend father has said that he singled out clergymen for attacks because his life was ruined by one of them. Federick Ugah, who is currently cooling his heels in the cells of the Nasarawa State Police Command, said he had to drop out of the university as a 400 level student of Law after his frustrations at the hands of a Catholic reverend father he served in Kaduna. Going down memory lane, Ugah recalled that he started life as an orphan, having lost his parents at a tender age. To realise his ambition of becoming a lawyer, he hit on the idea of seeking help from clergymen. He decided that he would serve them as an altar boy so that in return, they would help him to foot his education bills. He started by serving in the ...
I Took To Kidnapping Because My Cattle Business Required Too Much Work— Bandit
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I Took To Kidnapping Because My Cattle Business Required Too Much Work— Bandit

The suspects and their gang members at large reportedly invaded Kunwarke Clinic and Maternity in Lafia, Nasarawa State, sometime in November 2020 and abducted two patients and a nurse. Two suspected bandits, Abdullahi Danshoho and Illiyasu Salleh, have owned up to their roles in the kidnapping of two patients and a nurse at a hospital in Nasarawa State. They were alleged to have collected N6m ransom before freeing their victims. Danshoho and Salleh were arrested recently by operatives of the Force Intelligence Response Team IRT led by DCP Abba Kyari. Married with four children, 25-year-old Danshoho stated that he was a truck driver but went into kidnapping because he was not making enough money from the job. He said, "I finished my NCE (Nigeria Certificate of Education) ...
Kaduna Bandits Kill 13, Injure 7, Raze 56 Houses
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Kaduna Bandits Kill 13, Injure 7, Raze 56 Houses

Thirteen people have been killed and seven others injured, in a series of attacks across communities in Zangon Kataf, Kauru and Chikun local government areas. Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna said the report came to the Kaduna State Government. the Military under the auspices of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH). According to the report, armed bandits attacked one Irmiya Godwin and his brother as they returned from their farm in Gora Gan village of Zangon Kataf LGA. Irmiya Godwin was killed, while his brother escaped. In another incident, armed bandits attacked Kizachi village of Kauru LGA, and killed ten persons, leaving four others injured. Fifty-six houses and 16 motorcycles were razed, with several barns also raided and burnt. ...
Fulani Herdsmen Destroy Farms, Rape Women In Agbonchia, Rivers State
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Fulani Herdsmen Destroy Farms, Rape Women In Agbonchia, Rivers State

There has been tension in Agbonchia community in the Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State after Fulani herdsmen invaded the area, destroying farmlands and assaulting the residents. SaharaReporters learnt that the invasion started on Monday with residents deserting the area gradually due to the fear of the killer herdsmen, who reportedly also raped some women in the community. Some of the residents told SaharaReporters that a massive peaceful protest is being carried out today, Friday, to force the attention of the state and federal government to the community which is presently under herdsmen’s siege. “Right now, farms in Agbonchia have been taken over by Fulani herdsmen. Our women are crying in the farms. To return home is almost impossible. Everyone is angry. We are p...
Lagos Police Arrest Gay, Rapist With Nude Pictures, Videos Of Victim
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Lagos Police Arrest Gay, Rapist With Nude Pictures, Videos Of Victim

The police operatives attached to Makinde Police Station, Oshodi, have arrested one Jane Otubo, m, 28, of No 3, Eniola Street, Mafoluku, Oshodi, a food stuff trader, who hails from Enugu State for alleged homosexuality on 18th March, 2021. The suspected gay had invited one Francis Azeez, m, who resides at Gwagwalada Area of Abuja and paid for his transportation fare to his place in Mafoluku, promising to assist him to establish a business. But trouble broke out when Otubo made frantic attempts to have unlawful canal knowledge of the invitee who had spent a week with him. The guest, Francis, who resisted him, made efforts to escape to Abuja in the morning when he was assaulted severally by the suspect. This attracted the neighbors' attention who eventually informed the Police. The ...
Female Child Kidnapper Caught In Ijora Badia, Lagos, Burnt To Ashes
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Female Child Kidnapper Caught In Ijora Badia, Lagos, Burnt To Ashes

This happened in Ijora Badia in the early hours of today, one of the ghetto areas in Lagos State in the early hours of today, a woman who should be around her 40s was caught by the community in society as she was planning her ways to kidnap children in the community. The woman has always been, disguising to be a madwoman begging for things from people, and according to people in the society, it was said that the woman has always been begging around for things from people and it's not her first time. Just last week, there were reports of more than 2 children missing in the area and have not been found, even women who are aggrieved and angry about the way these kidnappers have been frequently operating in the society throw stones hit her with anything they can get their hands on. ...
Court Remands Ekiti Man For Stealing Cooked Rice, Phones
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Court Remands Ekiti Man For Stealing Cooked Rice, Phones

An Ekiti State Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday remanded a 28-year-old man, Ayomide Ajifolowo, for allegedly stealing a warmer filled with cooked rice. The defendant, who was also accused of stealing phones and money, was arraigned by the Ekiti State Police Command. The police prosecutor, Inspector Bamikole Olasunkanmi, said the defendant on February 1, 2021 around 05.40am in the Ajilosun area of Ado-Ekiti, conspired with others at large to commit a felony, to wit, stealing Olasunkanmi said, “The defendant and others at large on the same date, time and place, did steal one Tecno Spark 4 phone and a bag containing one small Tecno phone, a cooler of cooked rice, a purse containing the sum of N30,450, one phone charger, one earpiece, one mobile filling station identity card and on...

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