Sunday, October 17

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7-year-old girl killed, father shot while sitting at McDonald’s drive-thru on West Side
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7-year-old girl killed, father shot while sitting at McDonald’s drive-thru on West Side

Authorities tell WGN that a father and his 7-year-old girl were shot Sunday in the city’s Homan Square neighborhood while sitting at a McDonald’s drive-thru. The girl did not survive. The incident is believed to be targeted gang-related shooting. According to police, the incident happened around 4:20 p.m. in the 3200 block of W. Roosevelt in Chicago’s Homan Square. Chicago police put the wounded girl in a squad car and administered CPR while she was transported to Stroger, where she was pronounced dead. The father of the 7-year-old was transported by Chicago Fire paramedics to John H. Stroger Hospital. WGN is learning more about the little girl, identified by family members as 7-year-old Jaslyn Adams. Family members say Jaslyn went to Cameron Elementary School and loved to ...
Gunmen Burnt Down Uzuakoli Police Station In Abia
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Gunmen Burnt Down Uzuakoli Police Station In Abia

Unknown gunmen in the early hours of Monday set Uzuakoli police station in Bende local government area of Abia State on fire. This is coming weeks after a similar incident took place in World Bank housing estate Aba when a police station was razed and property worth millions of Naira destroyed. Recall that the state government last week alerted the public of a planned attack in parts of the state, urging vigilance. All efforts by ABN TV to reach PPRO in the state, SP Geoffrey Ogbonna for a comment proved abortive as at the moment of this report.
Gunmen Burn Down Anambra Police Zonal Headquarters
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Gunmen Burn Down Anambra Police Zonal Headquarters

Gunmen have razed the zone 13 police headquarters in Ukpo, Anambra State, during a violent attack. The incident occurred in the early hours of Monday. While details of the attack were still sketchy at the time of filing the report, it was gathered the gunmen opened fire on police officers on duty. At least three cars were burnt as a result of petrol bombs they threw into the compound. Reports say the gunmen sneaked in through the bush around the area, tried to break in through the wall but the policemen engaged them and they ran away leaving their guns including the GMG they collected from the Navy. The incident comes two weeks after the headquarters of the Imo police command was razed by unknown gunmen. The attack comes amid the growing security incidents in Anambra ...
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Lagos Police Arrest Two Suspected Armed Robbers In Sagamu

The Police Operatives attached to Sagamu Road Division, Ikorodu, Lagos State, on 15th April, 2021, at about 1210am, arrested one Rasheed Isiaka, M, 40, of No 4, Olowonisaye Street, Ikorodu, Lagos State. The suspect, who has been alleged of perpetrating many crimes in the entire Ikorodu area, has been placed under surveillance due to the intelligence gathered on him before he was evetually arrested. Items recovered from him include two (2) locally-made pistols, one laptop, two suspected stolen Bajaj Motorcycles, two knives and some assorted charms. Similarly, the same Sagamu Road Division operatives, on 16th April, 202, at about 5.45 am, arrested one Tobiloba Akeem, M, 22, at Itamagba, while he and his friend, now at large, were being held by one Inspector of Police, ... .. At...
Suspected Herdsmen Invade Benue Community, Kill 11 Residents, Injure Scores
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Suspected Herdsmen Invade Benue Community, Kill 11 Residents, Injure Scores

Suspected Fulani herdsmen militias have invaded Mbakyondu, in Gwer-West Local Government Area of Benue State, killing no fewer that 11 persons, while others were left injured. DAILY POST gathered that the incident occurred at about 4:am on Friday night when the residents were fast asleep. A media aide to the LG Chairman, Mr. Udam Samuel said recovered bodies of the deceased have been deposited in a morgue at Naka, the LG headquarters. According to him, security agencies have been deployed to the affected area to ensure that normalcy returns to the place. He said: “Security agencies swang into action as directed by the executive chairman Gwer-West LGC, Hon Mrs Grace Igbabon.” Mr Udam, a native of the village also said some members of the community were still missing as bo...
A Customs Officer Shot Me, Told My Wife To Come For My Corpse – Clearing Agent
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A Customs Officer Shot Me, Told My Wife To Come For My Corpse – Clearing Agent

Adeyemi Salau is a 33-year-old clearing agent in Lagos State. In this interview, he tells TOBI AWORINDE how an officer with the Federal Operations Unit of the Nigeria Customs Service shot him in the leg at Berger checkpoint after the vehicle he picked up was successfully cleared When and why were you shot by a Customs officer? The incident happened on March 17, 2021 at Port and Terminal Multiservices Limited on Tin Can Island, Lagos State. I was driving a 2019 Toyota RAV4 out with my client, who owns the car, sitting beside me. The Valuation Unit of the Nigeria Customs Service had given me a compromised value for the car, which I had paid. The vehicle was released from Customs and it came out that same day. When I got to Berger Yard, I was stopped by the (NCS) Federal Operations ...
Indianapolis FedEx gunman was former employee
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Indianapolis FedEx gunman was former employee

The gunman who killed eight people at a FedEx facility in the US city of Indianapolis was a former employee, the company says. Police named the suspect as 19-year-old Brandon Hole, who last worked at the company in 2020. He began shooting "randomly" almost immediately after exiting his car, according to police. Seven people were also injured and the gunman apparently killed himself before police arrived, officials say. This is the latest incident in a recent increase in mass shootings across the US. The victims in Thursday's shootings have not yet been named. A statement from FedEx chairman and CEO Frederick Smith described the incident as a "senseless act of violence". "First and foremost, I want to express my deepest sympathies to the families, friends, and co-workers of tho...
Gunmen Kill Four In Taraba, Set Property Ablaze
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Gunmen Kill Four In Taraba, Set Property Ablaze

The gunmen in their numbers first attacked Tor-Larshager a suburb community of Wukari Local Government Area killing a 70-year-old man and setting ablaze his residential apartment at about 9:00 P.M On Wednesday. At about 2:00 A.M on Thursday the gunmen struck again at Rafinkada village killing three persons. The chairman of the local government area, Daniel Grace confirmed the incident to Channels Television via a telephone interview. Daniel disclosed that the trio killed includes an elderly Woman, her daughter-in-law, and a man who is said to have gotten married barely three months ago. The police public relations officer of the state, David Misal who also confirmed the incident says efforts are on to unravel those behind the nefarious act. He adds that calm has returned...
“Nigerians Sold It To Us”– Two Indians Nabbed With Drugs Tell Police
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“Nigerians Sold It To Us”– Two Indians Nabbed With Drugs Tell Police

The Indian police on Wednesday arrested two of its citizens with 1 kg heroin, a pistol, and three live cartridges. According to the police, those arrested were identified as Mohsin Ansari (28) and Rahul Sharma (26). They were arrested from near Khanpur Chowk in Kharar based on a tip-off. SSP Satinder Singh said Mohsin Ansari is a taxi driver and stayed at Zirakpur, while Rahul Sharma is a bartender while also working as a food delivery boy. As a bartender, Sharma came in contact with people addicted to heroin and started supplying them drugs, The Indian Express reports. The accused disclosed they used to get the drug from some Nigerian residents in Delhi and then supply it in Mohali and Kharar. The accused also revealed that they used to visit their suppliers thrice a month...
At least 8 people killed in shooting at Indianapolis FedEx facility
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At least 8 people killed in shooting at Indianapolis FedEx facility

At least eight people were killed after a gunman opened fire at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis late Thursday before also killing himself, police said. Multiple other people were transported to hospital with injuries, police said. The shooting was reported at the FedEx facility shortly after 11 p.m. and officers arrived to an active shooter incident, police spokeswoman Officer Genae Cook told reporters. She said the gunman killed himself at the scene. A search found eight people deceased with injuries consistent with gunshot wounds, she added. That number does not include the gunman. Cook said it was too early to tell if the shooter was an employee of the facility, and that an active investigation was underway. A motive was also unclear. "This is a tragedy," Cook said. ...
Pastor Emeka Evans Murdered In His Church In Abuja
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Pastor Emeka Evans Murdered In His Church In Abuja

A pastor known as Rev Emeka Evans of Goodnews City Church, Abuja was brutally murdered in his church while having a lone vigil on Tuesday. The attack wasn't discovered until morning when the assailants had disappeared. He was barely alive when help came but gave up the ghost on the way to the hospital. This has thrown the entire environment into mourning as he was a popular pastor in the Nyanya Jikwoyi axis of Abuja. The matter has been reported to the police but no clue yet. With deep and heavy heart l announce the sudden death of my beloved brother pastor Emeka Evans Unaegbu.May the good Lord show you mercy and accept you in His kingdom.Amen. RIP Nwannem
Ex-officer who killed Daunte Wright appears in court, as family says justice will remain elusive
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Ex-officer who killed Daunte Wright appears in court, as family says justice will remain elusive

Former Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kimberly A. Potter on Thursday made her first court appearance one day after being charged with second-degree manslaughter for killing 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a traffic stop Sunday. Potter appeared in a flannel shirt in the office of her attorney, Earl Gray, for the brief virtual hearing held via Zoom. She objected to having her first court appearance broadcast or photographed. Potter has not appeared in public since the fatal shooting, abruptly resigning from the police force on Tuesday before being charged and briefly jailed before bonding out on Wednesday. Minnesota District Judge Paul R. Scoggin reminded Potter that, under the terms of her bail, she was not allowed to possess, use or transport firearms, ammunition or explosives and...
Hoodlums Take Over LASU Axis, Attack & Rob Students At Will
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Hoodlums Take Over LASU Axis, Attack & Rob Students At Will

Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, axis particularly areas along Lagos-Badagry Expressway (close to Iyana-Iba market) Okokomaiko (PPL) area, and the university gate on LASU-Igando road, are now a hotbed of violent crimes. Clutching dangerous weapons such as guns and knives, hoodlums prey on unwitting passers-by in these areas—many of whom are students of the university, robbing them of money, belongings, and in some cases, inflicting bodily harm. An entrepreneur and 300-level student of Biology Education, Rukayat Balogun, suffered brutality at the hands of the criminal elements. On June 24, 2019, Rukayat left her hostel at Idirogbo for CMS at about 5:30am to beat the rush hour. She planned to buy some goods for her customers being a retailer of male and female underwear. She was...
Robbers Stab Canada-Bound Woman, Oluwakemi Odugbesan To Death In Lagos
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Robbers Stab Canada-Bound Woman, Oluwakemi Odugbesan To Death In Lagos

A 41-year-old woman, Oluwakemi Odugbesan, has been murdered by suspected armed robbers around Oduntan in Ketu, Lagos. The deceased was said to have been stabbed multiple times by her attackers around 6 am on April 10, which happened to be her husband’s birthday. It was gathered the woman was returning from a night vigil when her attackers, in an attempt to collect her phone and handbag, stabbed her multiple times on the chest and rib regions. Sources said the deceased, her husband and 3 children were billed to relocate to Canada in a few weeks' time before her unfortunate death. It was gathered her attackers were the ones who called her parents with her phone to inform them she was fatally injured. Following the information, relatives were said to have raced to the scene and rush...
Police Arrest Vigilante For Killing Passerby, 17 Suspected Armed Robbers
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Police Arrest Vigilante For Killing Passerby, 17 Suspected Armed Robbers

The police operatives attached to Ijora Division of the command, on Tuesday, 13th April 2021, at about 2pm arrested one Vigilante member, Lukman Rasak, m, 30, for shooting one Musa Yahaya, m, 28, on his chest at Ijora area of the state. The victim was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead. The police were alerted and raced to the place, arrested the suspect and recovered his gun with some cartridges. In another development, the policemen attached to Elemoro Division, on 14/04/2021 at about 2am, arrested seventeen (17) suspected armed robbers at their various hideouts within the area based on intelligent gathering. The suspects are Oladapo Job, m, 22, Abdulraheem Sidibaba, m, 20, Abdulrasheed Adebayo, m, 20, Tajudeen Abdullahi, m, Agbaje Sunday,m, 21 and twelve (12...
25-Year-Old Nigerian Man, Unachukwu Chiluba Paulinus, Sentenced To Death For Drug Trafficking In Vietnam
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25-Year-Old Nigerian Man, Unachukwu Chiluba Paulinus, Sentenced To Death For Drug Trafficking In Vietnam

The People’s Court of the southwestern province of Tay Ninh, Vietnam on Tuesday, April 13, sentenced a 25-year-old Nigerian man to death for illegally transporting narcotic substances into the country from Cambodia. Unachukwu Chiluba Paulinus was arrested on February 19, 2020, in the Ta Pheng area of Thuan Tay hamlet in Loi Thuan commune, Ben Cau district, while transporting nearly 3 kilogrammes of methamphetamine. 25-year-old Nigerian man sentenced to death for drug trafficking in Vietnam He told police that he arrived in Cambodia in 2019, where he met an African man called Oscar who hired him to transport the drugs from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City for 2,000 USD. He was paid 650 USD in advance. After traveling by taxi from Phnom Penh to the border, he crossed over into ...
Husband Kills Imam After Catching Him In Bed With His Wife
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Husband Kills Imam After Catching Him In Bed With His Wife

The Chief Imam of Enagi town, Alhaji Attahiru Alhassan, has been stabbed to death for allegedly having a sexual relationship with the second wife of one Umaru Jubrin. Jubrin, 35, was said to have caught the Chief Imam who was 48 years old and his wife in bed at a neighbour’s house. Jubrin was paraded at the police headquarters in Minna, the state capital, on Tuesday, where he narrated what transpired on the day he caught the Imam and his wife together. He added that the deceased walked past him into a neighbour’s house, where his wife had earlier told him she was going to a toilet behind the compound. He explained that when he did not see his wife after about an hour, he decided to go searching for her and he heard her voice in the neighbour’s house. “I entered and met t...
Lagos Police Deny Releasing Anthony Ikpeama, Man Who Killed His Pregnant Wife
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Lagos Police Deny Releasing Anthony Ikpeama, Man Who Killed His Pregnant Wife

The Lagos State Police Command has denied reports claiming it has released alleged wife-killer, Anthony Ikpeama on bail. A Facebook user, Chukwudi Iwuchukwu shared the story, how Anthony was alleged to have killed his 6-months pregnant wife identified as Barrister Adaeze Ikpeama by beating her to coma and subsequently rushed to the hospital where she was admitted and removed her oxygen support until she died. Grateful to be informed that the suspect, Anthony Ikpeama, m, who was alleged to have killed his wife on admission bed at Doyen Hospital Ajah, Lagos State has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba for proper investigation. The suspect has not been released contrary to the rumour and falsehood making waves on the social media. It's...
Nigerian Man Arrested In South Africa For Selling Drugs To Schoolchildren
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Nigerian Man Arrested In South Africa For Selling Drugs To Schoolchildren

A Nigerian man was arrested in Johannesburg, South Africa for allegedly selling drugs to schoolchildren. The suspect was charged with possession and dealing in drugs and appeared in the Hillbrow Magistrate’s Court on Monday, April 12. Police said drugs were found on him and he led them to his home where more drugs were found and confiscated. Spokesperson of the Johannesburg Metro Police Department, Wayne Minnaar said the SAPS Flying Squad and JMPD K9 arrested the man at a flat in Hillbrow on Friday, April 9. Minnaar said Bad Boyz Security had seen the man selling drugs to schoolchildren at the corner of Esselin and Claim streets in Hillbrow. "On Friday, a person who fitted the description of the suspect was spotted on CCTV cameras in Hillbrow. When officers approached the su...
Kogi Couple Nabbed For Torturing 12-year-old Boy With Hot Pressing Iron
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Kogi Couple Nabbed For Torturing 12-year-old Boy With Hot Pressing Iron

A couple, Alatile and Omowumi Olamilekan, have been arrested for allegedly using hot pressing iron to inflict severe burns on a 12-year-old boy, Gbenga Oreniwon. The Chairman, Yagba West Local Government Area of Kogi State, Pius Kolawole, ordered the arrest of the couple. The Senior Special Assistant to the Chairman, Toba Abraham, said immediately Kolawole got wind of the incident through a Facebook post, he ordered the security team of the council to find the couple and hand them over to the appropriate authorities. One Fikayomi Aaron had on Saturday, March 10, 2021, posted on her Facebook page that Oreniwon sustained serious injuries inflicted on him by the couple, who were suspected to be the boy’s guardians. When the council chairman got the information, he vowed to bri...
Bandits Kidnap 15 Traders In Katsina Traveling In A Commercial Vehicle
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Bandits Kidnap 15 Traders In Katsina Traveling In A Commercial Vehicle

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted not fewer than 15 traders traveling in a commercial vehicle along Tsaskiya-Ummadau road in Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State. In a swift reaction, the Katsina state police command said persons abducted were nine and not 15. It was gathered that the incident happened at about 3pm on Sunday when the traders conveyed in J5 with registration number KZR 345 ZT while returning from Jibia market. A source in the area, Aliyu Rumawa said the gunmen numbering 20 upon seeing the vehicle shoot sporadically into the air to cause chaos and after which they whisked away 15 out of the 18 passengers traveling in the vehicle. “Fifteen out of 18 passengers in the vehicle were taken away by the bandits, numbering about 20 and heavily arm...
Attempted Murder: Police Officer, Aiwansoba Dismissed And Prosecuted
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Attempted Murder: Police Officer, Aiwansoba Dismissed And Prosecuted

The Lagos State Police Command has dismissed and prosecuted one Sergeant Eze Aiwansoba, attached to the SPU unit, Base 16, Ikeja. Aiwansoba had shot his lady friend, Isioma Joy Ndubueze in the mouth at Salvation b/stop, Opebi road on the 8th of October, 2020 and ran away. He was later apprehended by his elder brother who is a Police Inspector in Lagos and handed over to the Command. REF. NO CZ: 5650/LS/PPRO/VOL.3/86 LAGOS POLICE DISMISS, PROSECUTE COP FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER OF LADY FRIEND The Lagos State Police Command has dismissed and prosecuted one Sgt Eze Aiwansoba, m, attached to the Special Protection Unit, Base 16, Ikeja, for firing and attempting to kill his lady friend, Joy Ndubueze, f, on 8th October, 2020, at Salvation Road, Opebi, Ikeja of Lagos State. The inc...
Man Beats His Pregnant Wife Into Coma, Removes Her Oxygen Mask Until She Died
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Man Beats His Pregnant Wife Into Coma, Removes Her Oxygen Mask Until She Died

A man identified as Anthony Ikpeama has allegedly killed his 6-months pregnant wife identified as Barrister Adaeze Ikpeama by beating her to coma and subsequently rushed to the hospital where she was admitted and removed her oxygen support until she died. Facebook User, Chukwudi Iwuchukwu shared the story. He wrote; "Another Beautiful Soul Lost To Domestic Violence When Barrister Adaeze Destiny Ikpeama got married to Anthony Elvis Ikpeama in 2014, little did she know that the institution she looked forward to enjoying would cut her life journey short. Immediately the marriage was sealed, the man Adaeze got married to immediately turned into a beast by turning the Madonna trained lawyer into a punching bag. Even when relatives from both sides intervened several t...
Woman Reportedly Brutalised By Rivers Police Loses Pregnancy, Demands Justice
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Woman Reportedly Brutalised By Rivers Police Loses Pregnancy, Demands Justice

A 30-year-old woman, Mrs Joy Ihunwo, who was allegedly brutalised by operatives of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Rivers State Police Command, has said she lost her pregnancy after the incident and is calling for justice to be served. The woman was arrested alongside her husband, who is the head of a vigilante group in the Diobu area of Port Harcourt following a petition against him over alleged illegal activities by his group. Joy, while speaking to our correspondent in Port Harcourt on Sunday, said she had gone for a pelvic scan at the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital and the results showed that she had lost the pregnancy. The scan result dated April 10, 2021 was sighted by our correspondent and Joy called on the human rights community and Nigerians to assist her t...
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...

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