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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...
Man Who Raped An 8-Year-Old Boy In Akwa Ibom Sentenced To Life Imprisonment
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Man Who Raped An 8-Year-Old Boy In Akwa Ibom Sentenced To Life Imprisonment

The Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Uyo has sentenced a 40-year-old man, Aniekan Udom, to life imprisonment for raping an eight-year-old boy in Uyo, the state capital. The court, presided over by Justice Bennett Ilaumo, on Wednesday, held that the accused, a native of Ikot Nkim, in the Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area, was guilty of rape. The state counsel, Maria Akpan, while reading the facts of the case, told the court that the accused was caught committing the offence in broad daylight. According to him, the accused was caught inserting his penis into the anus of his victim by the lesson teacher of the boy, Iniobong Nta, at the backyard of their residence on Anyan-ikot Street, off Abak Road, Uyo Akpan told the court that upon sighting Nta, the accused ran away...
A Nigerian Cocaine Trafficker Jailed For Nine Years, Fined €10,000 In Malta
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A Nigerian Cocaine Trafficker Jailed For Nine Years, Fined €10,000 In Malta

A court has jailed a drug trafficker for nine years and fined him €10,000 for importing 360g of cocaine and other illicit substances, in a case dating back 10 years. Uchena Anya, 38, from Nigeria, was found guilty of possession of the drug in circumstances denoting it wasn’t for his personal use, conspiracy to traffic drugs and money laundering by Magistrate Neville Camilleri. The case revolves around a controlled delivery carried out by the police on 27 November 2010. The consignment of drugs was halted after a Romanian man, Attila Somlyai, was caught carrying 60 capsules containing around 600g of cocaine in his stomach at the airport the day before. Somlyai had arrived in Malta from Dusseldorf and was arrested. He had cooperated with the police and carried out the controlled...
Lagos Police Identifies Man Who Sexually Harrassed A Woman Inside A Public Car
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Lagos Police Identifies Man Who Sexually Harrassed A Woman Inside A Public Car

The Lagos State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that the man allegedly caught in the viral video where a lady vidoe and accused him of masturbating in a commercial vehicle on 13th March, 2021 has been identified (Not a police officer) The man, simply identified as Mr Matthew, who assaulted the lady, one Olajumoke Okeyemi, for correcting his actions and act of sexual harassment in a public vehicle, is a driver employed by GTC Laundry Services, along Channels TV Road, Isheri, not a police personnel as he claimed during the "drama" in the video. Mr Matthew was in a commercial bus moving from OPIC Estate Isheri to Mowe with the lady when the suspect resorted to verbal abuse and attempted to physically assault the lady for recording his criminal and indecent act on ...
Hacker, Graham Ivan Clark Pleads Guilty To Celeb Twitter Hack
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Hacker, Graham Ivan Clark Pleads Guilty To Celeb Twitter Hack

A US teenager has pleaded guilty to hacking several high-profile Twitter accounts in a large-scale Bitcoin scam. Graham Ivan Clark was 17 when he co-ordinated the scam - which hijacked the profiles of celebrities, including Kim Kardashian West, Kanye West, Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Barack Obama. He would spend three years in prison as part of his plea deal, a Florida court filing said. But Clark has already served 229 days of this three-year sentence. Now 18, but sentenced as a "youthful offender", he may also be able to serve some of the sentence at a boot camp, the Tampa Bay Times reported. But Clark will also be banned from using computers without permission and supervision from law enforcement. The scam The hack, on 15 July last year, promoted a scam in which h...
ICPC arrests Ex-JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ojerinde over N900m Pencil & Eraser Fraud
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ICPC arrests Ex-JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ojerinde over N900m Pencil & Eraser Fraud

ICPC has arrested a former Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Dibu Ojerinde, for allegedly misappropriating N900 million. Professor Ojerinde, who was arrested on 15th March, 2021, in Abuja, by operatives of ICPC, is alleged to have committed multiple frauds while heading JAMB and the National Examination Council (NECO).He has been detained by the Commission for questioning over allegations of multiple identities, abuse of office, money laundering, tax evasion and making false statements to public officials. He has been detained by the Commission for questioning over allegations of multiple identities, abuse of office, money laundering, tax evasion and making false statements to public officials. The former JAM...
OAP Kelz Uses Drone To Track Down A Laptop Thief
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OAP Kelz Uses Drone To Track Down A Laptop Thief

An on-air personality, OAP Kelz used his drone to follow and track the location of a young man who stole a laptop. In the video shared on Instagram by the media personality, the laptop thief is seen carrying the laptop, walking through the streets, unaware that there was a drone overhead, following him. The drone followed him for minutes until he got to his location and the drone lost service. Kelz' video got the attention of the authorities and he said they were shocked by the fact that he used technology to carry out a "search and rescue" operation. See video below. https://youtu.be/y4zGwvdst38
Bandits Shoot At Emir Of Birnin Gwari’s Convoy, Destroy Vehicles
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Bandits Shoot At Emir Of Birnin Gwari’s Convoy, Destroy Vehicles

Gun-wielding bandits have attacked the Emir of Birnin Gwari in Kaduna State, Alhaji Zubairu Jibril Maigwari, while reportedly travelling along the Kaduna-Abuja Expressway. SaharaReporters learnt that the bandits shot at the emir’s convoy on Tuesday, destroying his vehicles with bullets. It was not clear yet the number of casualties from the incident although a number of persons were said to be injured. “He was attacked on his way to Kaduna from Abuja,” a source confirmed. The emir was one of top traditional rulers who held a virtual meeting with the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, only last week when the recurring crisis of banditry ravaging the state was discussed. It had been revealed that bandits killed 937 persons in Kaduna State in 2020 alone, according to a report ...
Chaos, Cult Clash At Ikosi – Ketu In Lagos
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Chaos, Cult Clash At Ikosi – Ketu In Lagos

Violence, chaos, gunshots, security breakdown, clashes between rival gangs and looting have been reported in the Ikosi Ketu area of Lagos State by multiple online sources. @Ibkinging wrote: Around 6:25am Cultists, attacked passengers waiting on the BRT queue at Ketu Bus stop. There have been fights at Ketu, Ikosi & Mile12 over the night. They attacked with knives, cutlasses, & rob harmless people; students inclusive, right beside a @PoliceNG station. @Gidi_Traffic Cult clash at Ketu, Ikosi Road in Lagos State. The headquarters of cultism in Nigeria is in Lagos State and we are not ready for this discussion. This is the Lagos under the leadership of the so called Jagaban of Lagos, @AsiwajuTinubu and his godson @jidesanwoolu . Less than 72hrs from passing the Anti Cult bi...
Xenophobia fears sparked as Asian women among 8 killed in Atlanta spa shootings
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Xenophobia fears sparked as Asian women among 8 killed in Atlanta spa shootings

Six Asian women were among eight people shot and killed at spas around the US city of Atlanta on Tuesday, with a white man in custody on suspicion of staging all three attacks, police said. The shootings came with many Asian-Americans already on edge following a recent spike in hate crimes against the community, and triggered immediate fears that Asian-run businesses may have been deliberately targeted. Four of the victims were killed at Young's Asian Massage near Acworth, a suburb of Georgia state capital Atlanta, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Captain Jay Baker of the Cherokee County sheriff's office told the paper the victims were two Asian women, a white woman, and a white man, while a Hispanic man was wounded. Adriana Mejia, niece of one of the victims, said th...
Police Confirm Abduction Of RCCG, Bank Staff By Gunmen At Quarry Site In Ibadan
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Police Confirm Abduction Of RCCG, Bank Staff By Gunmen At Quarry Site In Ibadan

The Oyo State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of staff of RCCG and staff of a new generation bank by gunmen at a quarry site in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. It was gathered that some gunmen stormed a quarry site in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital and kidnapped two people. According to report on Tuesday, the gunmen stormed the quarry site located along Ijebu-Ode/Ibadan Road and kidnapped the victims on Monday. It was gathered from a source that one Mr Popoola Isaac, a staff of RCC and Mr Ismail Adeoye, a staff of one of the new generation banks were the two abducted. The case was consequently reported at the Idi Ayunre Police Station. The kidnap of the duo happened a few months after some gunmen stormed a quarry site at Akinyele local government area in Ibadan ...
Kidnappers Abduct RCCG And Polaris Bank Staff In Ibadan
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Kidnappers Abduct RCCG And Polaris Bank Staff In Ibadan

Gunmen invaded a quarry site along Ijebu-Ode/ Ibadan road on Monday and kidnapped Mr Popoola Isaac, an RCCG staff member, and Mr Ismail Adeoye, a Polaris Bank staff. The Police Command in Oyo State on Tuesday confirmed the abduction of staff of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) and bank staff at a quarry site in Ibadan. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that gunmen invaded a quarry site along Ijebu-Ode/ Ibadan road on Monday and kidnapped Mr Popoola Isaac, an RCCG staff member, and Mr Ismail Adeoye, a Polaris Bank staff. The command Public Relations Officer, Olugbenga Fadeyi, confirmed the abduction in a text message to NAN on Tuesday. Fadeyi said that efforts were being intensified to secure the release of the victims and arrest the abductors. NAN repor...
Man Who Escaped Prison During EndSARS Protest Gets 14 Years Imprisonment
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Man Who Escaped Prison During EndSARS Protest Gets 14 Years Imprisonment

A 23-year-old man, Precious Azulule, who escaped from the Warri Custodial Centre, Delta State, during the #EndSARS protest, has been sentenced to 14 years’ imprisonment. The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, disclosed this on Tuesday. He said, “Precious Azubule, who escaped from the Warri Correctional Centre during #EndSARS protest on October 22, 2020, was sentenced to 14 years’ imprisonment. “Azubulu was arrested by operatives on patrol and arraigned in Magistrate’s Court 4 with charge No. 46/c/2021 on two counts of conspiracy and escape from lawful custody. He was sentenced to seven years on each count, totalling 14 years’ imprisonment.” Edafe, in a statement, said the police also arrested 31 criminal suspects, including a female cultist. The PPR...
Fulani ‘Warlord’, Wakili Charged For Murder, Kidnapping; Remanded In Prison
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Fulani ‘Warlord’, Wakili Charged For Murder, Kidnapping; Remanded In Prison

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Tuesday, ordered that alleged notorious Fulani warlord in Ibarapaland, Abdullahi Wakili, 70, be remanded in a correctional facility. The police charged Wakili alongside his sons Abu, 45; and Samaila, 27; as well as Aliyu Manu, 20; with six counts bordering on conspiracy, murder, kidnapping and armed robbery. The Chief Magistrate, Emmanuel Idowu, who did not take plea of the suspects for want in jurisdiction, remanded them in Abolongo Correctional facility in Oyo State. ‌ Idowu ordered the police to return the case file to the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution. He adjourned the matter untill May 17, for mention.
Boko Haram Burns Military Base, School, Hospital In Yobe
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Boko Haram Burns Military Base, School, Hospital In Yobe

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Tuesday burnt a military base in Katarko village near Damaturu, the Yobe State capital during an attack. Some residents disclosed the insurgents also set ablaze the Katarko Primary School and the healthcare clinic in the village after they were alleged to have looted drugs and food items from the facilities. Adamu Ali, who lives close to the primary school, the healthcare facility and the military base, a triangular area of the operation told THE NATION his family was awaken by gunshots and petrol bombs. He added the insurgents came to the village around 5.30am during Muslim prayers. “It was such a very terrible way of waking up. The gunshots and the fire from the petrol bombs were scary but thank God we stayed in the house and we were not...
P&G Head Of Sales, Emmanuel Chigozie Eze Spent Firm’s N20m On Online Betting
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P&G Head Of Sales, Emmanuel Chigozie Eze Spent Firm’s N20m On Online Betting

Emmanuel Chigozie Eze, Head of Sales for Procter & Gamble company, has been arrested after blowing N20m Company Fund on online betting. Eze was arrested by EFCC operatives along ‘K Line area’ of Ewet Housing Estate in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, following a petition. The petitioner alleged that Eze used his position as Head of Sales for Procter & Gamble, to supply goods worth over N20m to customers and converted the proceeds into personal use. According to the complainant, the suspect between March 2020 and January 2021, sold goods worth the said amount and fraudulently collected monies from various customers using his personal account rather than the company’s account. Investigations into the matter revealed that the suspect was a gambling addict as he spent over N4m pla...
Covenant University Lecturer, Stephen Ukenna Rapes 17-Year-Old Student In His Office
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Covenant University Lecturer, Stephen Ukenna Rapes 17-Year-Old Student In His Office

The Police have arrested a lecturer in the Department of Business management at the Covenant University Ota, Ogun State, Dr. Stephen Ukenna, for allegedly raping 17-year-old student of the institution. The 41-year-old lecturer was arrested following a complaint lodged at Ota Area command by the parents of the victim. The parents reportedly told the police that the daughter informed them over the phone that the lecturer raped her in his office. They quoted the daughter to have said that the suspect invited him to the office under the pretence of a surprise birthday party for her by a friend. According to them, on getting to the lecture’s office, he locked the office door and forcefully had sex with her on top of the table in his office. The Spokesman of the Ogun Police Comm...
Police Raid Initiation Ceremony In Delta; Arrest Scores Of Suspected Cultists
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Police Raid Initiation Ceremony In Delta; Arrest Scores Of Suspected Cultists

The Delta State Police Command has arrested sixteen suspected cultists from an initiation ground raided in Okpanam, Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State. Focus Naija can report that the suspects were arrested during a raid at Obogba village bush following a tip-off. According to a press release dated 15th March, 2021 and signed by the command’s acting Police Public Relations Officer, DSP. EDAFE BRIGHT, the Special Anti-Cult Unit, SACU swung into action leading to the arrest of fifteen male suspects, one female suspect and recovery of a Toyota Camry from the initiation ground. The statement reads in part; “5. On the 13/3/2021 about 2330hrs – 0230hrs of date information received that a cult group called Aye confraternity will be having initiation of new members t...
Bandits Kidnap Two OOU Female Students In Ogun
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Bandits Kidnap Two OOU Female Students In Ogun

Gunmen suspected to be bandits on Sunday night kidnapped two female students of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ayetoro Campus, Ayetoro, Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State. Vanguard reliably gathered that the incident occurred at about 9 pm on Sunday, when the suspected bandits stormed Igbole Aibo Quarter area of Ayetoro, shooting sporadically. Residents, who spoke with Vanguard under the condition of anonymity, said the gunmen, captured and abducted the two students who were said to be returning home at the time. The abducted female students have been identified as Adeyemo Oluwaseun Precious (300 level Forestry and Wildlife Management) and Oyefule Oluwatosin Abisola (300 level, Agricultural Economics). It was further gathered that the suspected bandits target...
Katsina Police Arrest Father And Son Who Specialize In Shop Breaking And Theft
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Katsina Police Arrest Father And Son Who Specialize In Shop Breaking And Theft

The Katsina State Police Command has arrested a father and son who specialize in shop breaking and theft. Spokesperson of the command, SP Gambo Isah, who paraded the suspects at the police headquarters on Friday, March 12, said they confessed to have stolen the recovered items from Kaduna and Jigawa states. "On the 11/3/2021 at about 0300hrs base on a tip off the command the command succeeded in arresting one Sani Kabir alias ‘m’ of Tashar Fulani village, a notorious criminal that specializes in shop breaking and theft," SP Isah stated. "He was arrested at Malufamshi town alongside one Abdullahi Kabir ‘m’ with a Golf III Station wagon with registration number FTA 281 XB loaded with the following stolen items including 15 bags of maize, 16 brand new bundles of shadda, 32 women...
Suspected Herdsmen Kidnap Five In Anambra
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Suspected Herdsmen Kidnap Five In Anambra

There is tension in Anambra following the alleged kidnap of five persons by suspected herders.The incident occurred on the weekend in Ayamelum local government area. One of the victims was President-General of Omor community, Mr Francis Onwuachu, who THE NATION gathered was kidnapped on Friday night. Anambra Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Mohammed Haruna, confirmed the incident. However, he said he was not aware of the number abducted adding the command had commenced investigation on the circumstances surrounding the incident. Former local government chairman and ex-President General of the community, Hon Udoji Amedu, who was sad over the development, said Onwuachu’s car had been recovered. The car, he said, was taken to its Ayamelum Divisional Headquarters in the...
Boko Haram Kills 22 Herdsmen In Borno
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Boko Haram Kills 22 Herdsmen In Borno

The insurgents also abducted some of the herders and went away with many cows. Members of the Boko Haram sect have killed 22 herders in Borno state. SaharaReporters gathered that the herdsmen were killed during the weekend in Monguno. President Muhammadu Buhari’s National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno is from Monguno. A resident of the community told SaharaReporters that the insurgents also abducted some of the herders and went away with many cows. “We have recovered 22 dead bodies, all of them brutally killed,” he said. Boko Haram has increasingly targeted farmers, herders and loggers, accusing them of spying and passing information to the Nigerian military. They have also been raiding herding communities, stealing cattle, a valuable commodity in the re...
EFCC Arrests 19 Yahoo Boys In Abuja, Abeokuta And Ibadan
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EFCC Arrests 19 Yahoo Boys In Abuja, Abeokuta And Ibadan

Luck ran out on a syndicate of 13 cybercrime suspects on Thursday March 11, when operatives of the Abuja Zonal Office of the EFCC raided their hideouts and apprehended them. Five of the suspects were picked up at an N8m a year apartment in Gilmore Estate, Jahi, while the other eight were arrested at Katampe Extension, all in Abuja. The breakthrough followed actionable intelligence on their alleged criminal enterprise. Incriminating items recovered from them include iPhones, laptops, gaming consoles, 1 Toyota Avalon and a Lexus SUV. The suspects have given valuable information and will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded. IBADAN Court Jails Six for Internet Fraud The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, on Wednes...

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