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Two arrested for Forcefully Initiating Person into Cult group
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Two arrested for Forcefully Initiating Person into Cult group

Two suspected members of Eiye cult group were on Friday November 19 arrested by men of Ogun state police command, for forcefully initiating a student into their group. The suspects, Owoseni Gbemisola and Ogunsola Ayo were arrested following a report by a 21 years old student of Olabisi onabanjo university (name withheld), who reported at Ago iwoye divisional headquarters that he was lured to Ijebu Igbo by one Yemi Justice aka JP under the pretense of going for a job, but on getting to ijebu igbo, the said Yemi alongside Owoseni Gbemisola and Ogunsola Ayo blindfolded him, beat him and forced him to be initiated into Eiye confraternity. Upon the report, the DPO Ago iwoye division, SP Noah Adekanye, detailed his detectives to go after the suspects and bring them to book. The detective...
Tekno Writes on how to ‘Fix’ Nigeria
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Tekno Writes on how to ‘Fix’ Nigeria

Singer Augustine Miles Kelechi aka Tekno has given a piece of 'advice' as to how Nigeria can be fixed. In a tweet shared on his handle, Tekno wrote It's easy to fix Nigeria. Ask me how: Arrest everybody needs to be arrested''
PSG midfielder Aminata Diallo released by police investigating attack on fellow team-mate
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PSG midfielder Aminata Diallo released by police investigating attack on fellow team-mate

Paris St Germain midfielder Aminata Diallo has been released by police following her arrest on Wednesday November 10. PSG had confirmed Diallo was taken into custody on Wednesday morning by the Versailles Regional Police Service “as part of the proceedings opened following an attack on the club’s players last Thursday evening”. French daily L’Equipe reported that Diallo’s fellow PSG and France midfielder Kheira Hamraoui was attacked in the street by two masked men on Thursday, November 4. The club’s statement released on Thursday said: “Paris St Germain take note of Aminata Diallo’s release after police custody. “The club remains alongside its players to enable them to overcome this ordeal and quickly regain serenity. “Paris St Germain reiterates its confidence injustice t...
NDA denies arrest of its attack mastermind
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NDA denies arrest of its attack mastermind

The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) has debunked reports that the mastermind of the attack carried out in its facility, has being arrested. Recall it was reported earlier that an Air Force personnel, Torsabo Solomon was arrested in connection with the recent attack at the academy. Spokesperson of the academy, Bashir Jajira in a statement released on Monday night, November 8, said the sergeant is not in its custody and has no connection with the attack. Jajira added that though the perpetrators of the dastardly act are yet to be apprehended, all hands are on deck to bring them to book. The statement read; The attention of the Nigerian Defence Academy has been drawn to a viral publication on social media regarding the arrest of one Sgt Torsabo Solomon for his involvement in the...
‘We Igbos are used to this”- Cubana Chiefpriests reacts as EFCC arrests his former boss, Obi Cubana
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‘We Igbos are used to this”- Cubana Chiefpriests reacts as EFCC arrests his former boss, Obi Cubana

Socialite, Cubana Chiefpriest, has reacted to news of his former boss, Obi Cubana, being arrested by EFCC operatives. The clubowner was arrested on Monday night over allegations of tax fraud and money laundering. Reacting to the news of the arrest via his Instagram page this morning, Cubana Chiefpriest wrote; ''What Doesn’t Kill Us Makes Us Stronger, We Igbo’s Re Used To This, Mbakala Ga Ama Ozo Mana Ozo Ga Ala. #FreeObiCubana''
IPOB, ESN behind attacks in south-east – Nigerian Army
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IPOB, ESN behind attacks in south-east – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army has alleged that the Eastern Security Network, an outfit of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), is behind the recent attacks in the south-east region. Onyema Nwachukwu, Army spokesman, said this on Monday, November 1, while briefing journalists on the ongoing military operation in the south-east. According to him, Chukwunonso Iherue, leader of a gang allegedly behind the attacks on police stations in Imo state, was behind the recent violence in Izombe community of the state. He said Iherue was one of the convicts who escaped when gunmen attacked Imo prison in April. In May and August, police stations in Orsu and Oguta LGAs were attacked by gunmen who also killed officers on duty. Nwachukwu said Iherue and his gang members were seen parading...
Rapper NBA Youngboy released from prison after being given ‘significant conditions’ for illegal possession of firearm
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Rapper NBA Youngboy released from prison after being given ‘significant conditions’ for illegal possession of firearm

Rapper NBA YoungBoy has been released from jail, six months after his arrest for illegal possession of firearms. The rapper has been p, according to reports. The rapper was released in Louisiana on Friday, October 22 with “significant conditions” and placed under house arrest, following his arrest on charges of "illegal possession of firearms by a felon and possession of an unregistered weapon." The rapper was granted $1.5 million bail and placed under house arrest, among other strict conditions, as he awaits trial in his native Louisiana, his lawyer confirmed to Rolling Stone on Friday. The rapper will be under 24-hour house arrest in Utah, where he owns a home, according to Louisiana’s daily newspaper The Advocate. He also has to make an appearance before a judge in Los Ange...
Prince Kpokpogri released from police detention after being reportedly arrested
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Prince Kpokpogri released from police detention after being reportedly arrested

Prince Kpokpogri, ex-boyfriend of Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh has reportedly been released by the Nigerian police after his alleged arrest yesterday October 18. Tonto Dikeh's BFF, Doris Ogala who hinted on his arrest yesterday, confirmed his release with a cryptic Instagram post she shared. Ogala wrote; I hear say them done release cockroach now now. Ah what do I know sef.......at least mosquitos bite last night Ah what do I know! Thanks my sweet mosquitoes, una try last night Tonto Dikeh attached laughter emojis in the comment section of the post shared by Doris Ogala. Kpokpogri then went live on Instagram, greeting Muslims over their celebration today and also affirming that he is in his house.
Security guard conspires with criminal gang to attack and rob his employer in Adamawa
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Security guard conspires with criminal gang to attack and rob his employer in Adamawa

Operatives of the Adamawa State Police Command have arrested 3-man criminal gang who attacked and robbed a resident, Musa Adamu Jarma, of his CRV Honda 2020 SUV car in Yola. Spokesperson of the command, DSP Sulaiman Yahaya Nguroje, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, October 18, said that the breakthrough began with the arrest of the principal suspect, Abdulrasheed Suleiman, a member of the Civilian JTF. According to Nguroje, Abdulrasheed is the private security guard of the house and led the invasion. "Police operatives attached to Surveillance unit of CID Yola, have arrested a 3-man criminal gang that attacked and robbed a resident, Alh Musa Adamu, Jarma Jimeta, in Yola North local government area on 10/10/2021, between the hours of 10 am and 11am and moved away wit...
Shock as ‘female prisoner’ is discovered to actually be a male
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Shock as ‘female prisoner’ is discovered to actually be a male

A dramatic scene played out at Shurugwi Female Prison last week as a supposedly female prisoner was discovered to be a male. 22-year-old Praise Mpofu who was dressed as a woman at the time of his arrest, is alleged to have been in the business of pretending to be a female to lure male clients who he would steal from. Mpofu was arrested after he allegedly stole from a man at Gweru’s Mkoba 6 suburb. The man reportedly paid for Mpofu’s services as a commercial sex worker, while under the impression that he was dealing with a woman. When they got to his home where they were supposed to spend the night, Mpofu stole from the man and ran away. He was arrested days later when he was spotted in Mkoba 6. At the time of his arrest, he was dressed as a woman, in a skirt and a blouse. He als...
Ebonyi Governor, David Umahi orders arrest of journalist over alleged ‘fake and incisive’ Facebook post
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Ebonyi Governor, David Umahi orders arrest of journalist over alleged ‘fake and incisive’ Facebook post

The Ebonyi State Police Command, acting on the orders of Governor David Umahi, have arrested a journalist, Godfrey Chikwere over his Facebook post. It was gathered that Chikwere, a presenter/anchor at Broadcaster, Salf FM, was arrested by the police during the weekend following a petition by the government accusing him of fake news, hate speech, incisive publication and cyberbullying.” The petition dated October 8 and signed by Ebonyi State Commissioner for Information, Orji Uchenna Orji to the State Police commissioner, says that Chikwere made a "dangerous and disturbing publication intended to cause fear and breach of peace in the state" “I write to inform your esteemed office as follows: That on the 8th day of October, 2021 at about 14:44 hours, one Godfrey Chikwere with ph...
Boxer Adrien Broner arrested in Kentucky on outstanding Ohio warrant
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Boxer Adrien Broner arrested in Kentucky on outstanding Ohio warrant

Boxer Adrien Broner was on Sunday October 10, arrested by cops in Kentucky over an outstanding warrant from Ohio. The 32-year-old was hauled into Kenton County Jail by police at around 1am and spent the night in a cell after officers obtained a warrant for his arrest as a fugitive from another state. Though it is unclear what led to his arrest, it is however said to originate from Cuyahoga County and speculated to be related to a lawsuit he lost in that jurisdiction about a year ago, when a woman claimed he assaulted her in a nightclub. That case has been ongoing for quite some time and Broner was even tossed into jail late last year after the judge found him to be in contempt for failing to pay an $800k judgment and comply with the rest of his requirements. At the time, he clai...
Two men who specialize in stealing and selling car batteries, copper wires arrested in Bayelsa
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Two men who specialize in stealing and selling car batteries, copper wires arrested in Bayelsa

Bayelsa State Vigilante Service (BSVS) has proposed the identification and registration of scrap dealers and scavengers operating within the State, after apprehending, one 18-year-old Matthew Izibefiezem, who specializes in stealing copper wires, which he subsequently sells to scrap dealers in Yenagoa metropolis. According to the chairman of the BSVS, Hon. Doubiye Alagba, after stealing the copper wires, the suspect sold it to a northern scrap dealer, Mr. Bubarak Abdulahi, who hails from Kano State. Explaining further, he said luck ran out of them, when the duo had a misunderstanding over price and payment, raising suspicion that led the Bayelsa state Vigilante Service their arrest on Saturday, October 9. Hon. Alagba said that as a result of series of complaints from resid...
You have a right to stand for what you believe in – Filmmaker, Ernest Obi reacts to Chiwetalu Agu’s arrest by soldiers for wearing an outfit made with the Biafran flag
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You have a right to stand for what you believe in – Filmmaker, Ernest Obi reacts to Chiwetalu Agu’s arrest by soldiers for wearing an outfit made with the Biafran flag

Nollywood filmmaker and actor, Ernest Obi has reacted after the arrest of veteran actor Chiwetalu Agu by Nigerian soldiers for wearing an outfit made with the Biafran flag. The veteran actor was arrested at Upper Iweka in Onitsha, Anambra state yesterday October 7, with the Nigerian Army later releasing a statement, where it was confirmed that he was picked up for allegedly soliciting support for the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. Reacting on Instagram, Ernest declared his support for his senior colleague, while insisting that the veteran actor as the 'right to stand for what he believes in. He wrote: High Chief CHIWETALU AGU. I stand with You And Your Right To Have A Right To Stand For What You Believe In. I Asked. Were You Armed? Were You Leading A MOB? A...
Chiwetalu Agu released one day after he was arrested for wearing an outfit made with Biafran flag
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Chiwetalu Agu released one day after he was arrested for wearing an outfit made with Biafran flag

Chiwetalu Agu has been released one day after his arrest. The Nigerian actor was arrested Thursday, October 7, by the Nigerian Army at Upper Iweka, Onitsha, Anambra state for putting on Biafra regalia. He was then taken to 82 Division Enugu, where video emerged of him being questioned while sitting on the floor. Following his arrest, a number of Nigerians, including his Nollywood colleagues, called for his release. He has now been released, according to his colleagues.
Authorities in Nigeria are so senselessly pushing people to the wall with their so glaring double standard – Actor Ugezu Ugezu condemns arrest of Chinwetalu Agu by soldiers
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Authorities in Nigeria are so senselessly pushing people to the wall with their so glaring double standard – Actor Ugezu Ugezu condemns arrest of Chinwetalu Agu by soldiers

Actor Ugezu Ugezu has condemned the arrest of veteran actor Chinwetalu Agu by soldiers at Upper Iweka in Onitsha, Anambra state. Reacting to the viral video, Ugezu claimed that Nigerian authorities are senselessly pushing people to the wall with their so glaring double standard in the application of rule of justice. He further stated that "guns do kill but guns are not everything". The actor wrote; The authorities in Nigeria are so senselessly pushing people to the wall with their so glaring double standard in the application of the rules of Justice. Guns do kill, but guns are not everything.
“I don’t know why he put on Biafra regalia” – Actors Guild president, Emeka Rollas reacts to arrest of Chiwetalu Agu
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“I don’t know why he put on Biafra regalia” – Actors Guild president, Emeka Rollas reacts to arrest of Chiwetalu Agu

The President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, has reacted to the arrest of veteran Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu by the Nigerian Army on Thursday, October 7. Chiwetalu Agu was arrested by the Nigerian Army at Upper Iweka, Onitsha, Anambra state for putting on Biafra regalia, though the Nigerian army alleged that he was soliciting support for the proscribed IPOB. He was reportedly taken to 82 Division Enugu with the Army saying his regalia was an act of incitement towards a proscribed group. Emeka Rollas, president of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), has now reacted to his arrest, knocking the actor for wearing the Biafra insignia especially given the security situation in the South East. He said that the Guild is doing everything possible to ensure Chiwetalu Agu ...
Nigeria can’t have peace without justice – Reno Omokri condemns arrest of Chiwetalu Agu
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Nigeria can’t have peace without justice – Reno Omokri condemns arrest of Chiwetalu Agu

Former presidential spokesperson, Reno Omokri has condemned the arrest of veteran actor, Chiwetalu Agu. Agu was arrested by some Nigerian soldiers in Anambra state for wearing an outfit with the Biafra flag on it. Reno who reacted via his Instagram page, wrote; ''Miyetti Allah hold press conferences to threaten revenge on Nigerians and make provocative statements to the effect that Southern Nigeria belongs to them. Yet soldiers and DSS dont arrest them. Chiwetalu Agu wore a Biafran flag and was arrested. Where is the justice? In this same country, Sheikh Gumi has been campaigning for bandits and terrorists and singing their praises, and even telling them on camera that Christian soldiers are the ones killing them and thus they should not kill Muslims. He is free as a bird, w...
He was soliciting support for proscribed IPOB – Nigerian Army speaks on arrest of veteran actor Chiwetalu Agu
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He was soliciting support for proscribed IPOB – Nigerian Army speaks on arrest of veteran actor Chiwetalu Agu

The Nigerian Army has released an official statement on the arrest of veteran actor, Chiwetalu Agu. According to the statement released by Onyema Nwachukwu, Director Army Public Relations, Agu was picked up in Anambra state for allegedly soliciting support for IPOB members. Read the statement below ''Troops of Nigerian Army(NA) have arrested one Chiwetalu Agu while inciting members of the public and soliciting for support for the proscribed Indegenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Dressed in a very well known attire of the proscribed group, Chiwetalu Agu was picked up for questioning while inciting members of the public to join the proscribed group. Though he attempted puting up some resistance when troops made effort to take him into custody, he was not assaulted or subjected to bruta...
‘Can this be done to a Northerner?- actor Walter Anga reacts to arrest of veteran actor Chiwetalu Agu
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‘Can this be done to a Northerner?- actor Walter Anga reacts to arrest of veteran actor Chiwetalu Agu

Actor Walter Anga has reacted to the decision of the Nigerian Army to arrest veteran actor, Chiwetalu Agu, for spotting an outfit that had the Biafran flag on it. Agu was accosted by soldiers on Anambra state earlier today and picked up. Reacting via his IG page, a displeased Chiwetalu wrote ''A man that has spent almost his lifetime putting smile’s in every home even when you the man is out there struggling to put food on the table for your family. Can this be done to any northerner? Northerners even go as much as wearing camo on the streets….Na God go judge una''
Police rescue kidnapped former Nasarawa Deputy Governor, Senator Solomon Ewuga
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Police rescue kidnapped former Nasarawa Deputy Governor, Senator Solomon Ewuga

Operatives of the Nasarawa State Police Command have rescued a former Nasarawa State Deputy Governor, Senator Solomon Ewuga, unhurt a few hours after his abduction. Ewuga, who was a one time Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), was reportedly kidnapped on Tuesday, September 28, at Kurmin Shinkafa, close to Gudi town in Akwanga Local Government Area of the state on his way to Abuja. Spokesperson of the command, ASP Ramhan Nansel, confirmed the rescue of the elder statesman in a statement on Wednesday. "The former senator was on his way to Abuja and was kidnapped at about 20:40 hours, but due to mounted pressure by men of the Nigerian Police Force who were alerted on time, moved into the forest and rescued the senator," the PPRO stated. "...
Why my father detained me – Charlyboy reveals after return from UK sojourn
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Why my father detained me – Charlyboy reveals after return from UK sojourn

Foremost Nigerian entertainer and the Odudubariba 1 of Africa, Charlyboy has revealed how his father sent him to detention for days after he assaulted a police officer. Charlyboy while condemning the self justification attitude of Nigerians amid the current rot, said many see nothing wrong and have made little or no effort to change things in the country. Speaking exclusively to DAILY POST upon his return to Nigeria at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, the Area Fada condemned what he termed, ” Your thief pass my thief.” He argued that if everyone makes effort in their own little way towards national development, things would change for the better. Charlyboy who said he returned to the country refreshed and ready for ‘them’ after several months i...
Twitter user calls for arrest of woman who allegedly brutalized her child
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Twitter user calls for arrest of woman who allegedly brutalized her child

A Twitter user, @YemieFash has called for the arrest of a woman who he accused of brutalizing her child. The Twitter user identified the woman simply as Ms Tosin and also revealed that she lives in Akure, Ondo state capital. He stated that the woman should be arrested for allegedly physically assaulting a minor.
Gunmen Abduct Three of Obasanjo’s Staff
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Gunmen Abduct Three of Obasanjo’s Staff

Three workers of former President Olusegun Obasanjo have been abducted by yet-to-be-identified gunmen at a village in Abeokuta, Ogun state, According to reports, the three workers including the Financial controller, group auditor and group store manager of the firm, Obasanjo Holdings, were riding in a Hilux vehicle when they were attacked by the gunmen who shot at their vehicle. They were later forced out of the vehicle and taken to an undisclosed destination. The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident and said efforts are being made to rescue the victims and arrest the culprits.
Rapper Polo G arrested for having a concealed weapon
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Rapper Polo G arrested for having a concealed weapon

US rapper, Polo G was arrested on Monday afternoon in Downtown Los Angeles for having a concealed weapon. Polo G was said to be a passenger in a car that was pulled over. Though it's not clear exactly why the car was pulled over, however cops said after they found the firearm after searching the car. TMZ reported that a male juvenile was also arrested and booked on the same charge. Polo was similarly arrested while he was in Miami for his Hall of Fame album release party. The arrest which took place back in June, resulted in the rapper being hit with charges of of battery on a police officer, resisting arrest with violence, and criminal mischief. The rapper was also a passenger in a vehicle at the time of that arrest.
Argentina players board plane after threat of arrest in Brazil leads to suspended match
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Argentina players board plane after threat of arrest in Brazil leads to suspended match

The two South American giants played just five minutes before the game ended under bizarre circumstances Brazil and Argentina's World Cup qualifier was thrown into chaos on Sunday when health authorities attempted to detain several members of the visiting team, causing the game to be suspended. Emiliano Martinez, Cristian Romero and Giovani Lo Celso were cleared to play the World Cup qualifier despite being accused of falsifying travel information upon their entry to Brazil, with mandatory quarantine and deportation advised by the Brazilian government for the trio and reserve Emiliano Buendia. The match had barely passed five minutes when scores of officers stormed the pitch, to the incredulity of both teams. But five hours after leaving the stadium under the threat of detainmen...
Brazil vs Argentina: What Lionel Messi told officials who Stormed Pitch to arrest EPL stars
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Brazil vs Argentina: What Lionel Messi told officials who Stormed Pitch to arrest EPL stars

Argentina captain, Lionel Messi was angered on Sunday over the action of Brazil health officials who waited for their World Cup qualifier to start before storming the pitch with policemen to arrest four Premier League players. The PSG player wondered why the officials should wait until the match had started to create such a scene while the Argentine players have been in the country for three days. DAILY POST reported last night that the game between the two South American heavy weights was suspended and Messi told the officials that the world was watching the scenes. The Brazil authorities had interrupted the match in the 4th minute as they sought to arrest Premier League players Emiliano Martinez, Cristian Romero from Tottenham and Gio Lo Celso and Emiliano Buendi...
Bandits kidnap Traditional Ruler in Niger state
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Bandits kidnap Traditional Ruler in Niger state

Suspected bandits have kidnapped Dr. Mahmud Ahmed Aliyu, the Dodo of Wawa (Gbere) in Niger State. The traditional ruler was kidnapped from his palace in Wawa, a suburb of New Bussa, the headquarters of Borgu local government area, in the presence of his wives around 9:30pm on Saturday, September 4. It was gathered that the bandits carrying guns and cutlasses, stormed the palace, went straight to his apartment and whisked him away to an unknown destination. Aliyu is the 16th Dodo of Wawa and a PhD holder in Environmental Science from the Malaysian National University, Kuala Lumpur. The family has, so far, not received any call from his abductors. Spokesperson of the Niger State Police Command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, who confirmed the incident, said that police and vigilantes ...
Atiku And Murray-Bruce React To Murder Of Sowore’s Brother
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Atiku And Murray-Bruce React To Murder Of Sowore’s Brother

A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has condemned the murder of Olajide Sowore, brother of activist Omoyele Sowore. Recall that Sowore had on Saturday raised an alarm that his brother was killed by suspected herdsmen on his way from Igbinedion University in Edo State where he was studying Pharmacy. Reacting, Atiku expressed his condolences and urged the government to arrest the perpetrators. “I just received news of the reported killing of Mr Olajide Sowore, a student of Igbinedion University and the immediate younger brother of human rights activist, @YeleSowore. His death, and indeed the killings and daily abductions of innocent citizens, saddens me. “Every death diminishes our humanity. My sincere condolences to the Sowore family and his friends. May his soul rest i...
NDLEA intercepts illicit drugs hidden inside tomato paste tins in Lagos
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NDLEA intercepts illicit drugs hidden inside tomato paste tins in Lagos

A Lagos-based drug dealer, Eze Celestine Okorie has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA. Spokesperson of he NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, August 29, said Okorie was arrested following the interception of 4.15kilograms of methamphetamine consignment going to London, the United Kingdom at the NAHCO export shed of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, on 13th August. "The drug was concealed in tins of tomato and packaged for the driver of a freight forwarding company to deliver at the airport export shed for onward movement to the UK," Babfemi said. "Though the freight companys driver was initially arrested, follow up investigations and subsequent sting operation led to the arrest of the ...
Kano Hisbah explains why it treats the rich and poor differently
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Kano Hisbah explains why it treats the rich and poor differently

The Kano Hisbah Board has explained why it treats the rich and the poor differently while enforcing some of its rules. A director of the Islamic police, Aliyu Kibiya gave the explanation while featuring on a Freedom Radio programme. Kibiya said it is against the tenets of Islam to publicly criticize a leader. He said; “Although we call on everybody in the society to do the right thing, but we make the call on case by case basis. “It is against the tenets of Islam to mount the podium and call out leaders. There are ways to caution a leader without criticizing him in public." The Sharia police recently came under fire for allegedly turning a blind eye to some acts committed by the rich and clamping down on young men from poor homes with stylish haircu...
Kano LGA Bans men and Women from Meeting in Public Places at night
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Kano LGA Bans men and Women from Meeting in Public Places at night

Men and women have been banned from meeting in public places at night by Chairman of Rano LGA of Kano state. Habibu Faragai, the LGA information officer said Chairman of the council Dahiru Muhammad announced the new law on Wednesday August 26 at a security committee meeting attended by residents and traditional leaders. Premium Times reported that Muhammed came up with the new law after raising an alarm over the high rate of immoral activities among people of opposite genders, including divorcees. Noting that the new law is meant to rid the council area of immoral activities occurring during night discussions between persons of opposite sexes, he stated that lovers can now only meet during the day to discuss. The state’s Hisbah board and other security agents at the local l...
Adult film star Ron Jeremy Indicted on more than 30 Counts of Sexual Assault
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Adult film star Ron Jeremy Indicted on more than 30 Counts of Sexual Assault

American Adult film star, Ron Jeremy has been indicted on more than 30 counts of sexual assault involving 21 women and girls across more than two decades. Jeremy, 68, whose legal name is Ronald Jeremy Hyatt, appeared in a Los Angeles court on Wednesday, August 25, where he pleaded not guilty to 12 counts of forcible rape, seven counts of forcible oral copulation, six counts of sexual battery by restraint, four counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object, two counts of sexual penetration of an unconscious or asleep person and one count each of lewd act upon a child under the age of 14 or 15, sodomy by use of force and assault with intent to commit rape. "Far too often, survivors of sexual assault suffer in isolation,” Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón said in a stat...
COVID-19: 1,094 Returning Travelers have absconded from Isolation – Governor Sanwo-Olu
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COVID-19: 1,094 Returning Travelers have absconded from Isolation – Governor Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has raised an alarm of 1,094 returning travelers absconding from isolation. Sanwo-Olu who revealed that 135 deaths have been recorded in the current third wave of the pandemic, blamed it on non-adherence to the laid-down health protocols designed to mitigate the pandemic. He told residents of Lagos state that they have a huge responsibility of contributing to the fight against the virus, hinting that the state government has taken substantial steps to arrest the third wave in its tracks especially with the increased monitoring and enforcement exercise by members of the Incident Command structure. According to the Governor, as at 21st of August 2021, Lagos State had recorded a total of 70,563 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of this number, 60,716 have r...
Gunmen kill two Methodist Church pastors in Benue
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Gunmen kill two Methodist Church pastors in Benue

Governor Samuel Ortom on Sunday, tasked security operatives to arrest those responsible for the killing of two pastors in Ochoro community in Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue State. The two pastors identified as Moses Ijoko and Emmanuel Aleje, with the Methodist Church, Ochoro, were shot dead by assailants while on their way to the hospital on Tuesday, August 17. Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Terver Akase, in a statement on Sunday, August 22, said that Ortom condemned the murder of the pastors and described the incident as unacceptable. He urged the Chairman of Konshisha Local Government and other stakeholders in the area to ensure that the killers and their sponsors are apprehended to face justice. The Governor warned those jeopardizing the State Governmen...
EFCC arrests two suppected fraudsters in Ondo
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EFCC arrests two suppected fraudsters in Ondo

Two suspected fraudsters have been arrested in Ondo State by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. One of the suspected fraudsters was arrested in Akure, the State capital over his alleged involvement in internet scam popularly known as ‘Yahoo Yahoo’. The second suspect who claimed to be an Engineer was also acc of financial fraud running into millions of naira. The EFCC officials who reportedly arrived in Akure following intelligence arrested the suspects at different locations within the metropolis. Following the arrest, the suspects were moved to ‘A’ Division Police Station before being whisked to the EFCC Ibadan zonal office, Oyo State.
South African man whose Girlfriend was Killed in a ‘Hijacking,’ Arrested for her Brutal Murder after Suspects Implicated him
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South African man whose Girlfriend was Killed in a ‘Hijacking,’ Arrested for her Brutal Murder after Suspects Implicated him

A 28-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of his girlfriend who was found with her throat slit after an alleged botched hijacking in the Free State, South Africa. The man was arrested on Thursday, August 19, a few days after the arrest of the two men who allegedly murdered his 24-year-old girlfriend, Nnini Pule. They suspects allegedly implicated the man who was then arrested and also charged with Pule’s murder as well as perjury.   Colonel Thandi Mbambo of the Free State police said on May 13 2021, the man arrived at the Theunissen Police Station to report a hijacking incident. Holding a 2-year-old baby boy, he told police that he was attacked by two men alongside the road about 4km from Winburg to Senekal where he was driving with his g...
Billionaire businessman and industrialist, Prince Samuel Adedoyin, loses daughter
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Billionaire businessman and industrialist, Prince Samuel Adedoyin, loses daughter

Billionaire businessman and industrialist, Prince Samuel Adedoyin, is currently bereaved as he lost his daughter, Princess Lola Olobayo, The Nation reports that Princess Olobayo who was a one-time chieftain of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria in Kogi Kwara states, died of cardiac arrest occasioned by COVID19. Princess Olobayo, who married a socialite, John Olobayo, reportedly died in a Lagos hospital after being on admission for seven days. She died about two months after losing her son, Subomi, who allegedly committed suicide.
FBI arrests Nigerian Doctor, Patrick Nwaokwu for multimillion-dollar fraud
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FBI arrests Nigerian Doctor, Patrick Nwaokwu for multimillion-dollar fraud

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has nabbed Nigerian medical doctor, Patrick Nwaokwu, for his involvement in multimillion-dollar healthcare fraud. Mr Nwaokwu, 50, was arrested on July 9, barely 24 hours after the U.S. issued a warrant of arrest on July 8. The medical doctor alongside his associates, Musa Bangura and Johanah Napoleon face charges for “conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud; conspiracy to commit false statements relating to health care matters, and false statements relating to health care matters,” court documents seen by Peoples Gazette read. The trio was accused of selling fraudulent transcripts and diplomas, listing courses which unqualified individuals purportedly took as well as their grades. The nurses were subsequently employed at various healthca...
Osun Police dismiss police officer for causing death of a member of the public
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Osun Police dismiss police officer for causing death of a member of the public

A trigger-happy policeman, Sergeant Adamu Garba, who allegedly shot and killed a young man in Osogbo, state capital of Osun, has been dismissed from the service of the Nigeria Police Force. Adamu with Force No. 467549, was tried in accordance to the Force's laid down disciplinary procedure by undergoing an orderly trial, which pronounced him guilty and was subsequently releaved of his job. Disclosing this to newsmen, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Yemisi Opalola Olawoyin, said the policeman had on July 27, 2021 shot and killed one Saheed Olabomi in Osogbo, resulting in his arrest and detention. Olawoyin recalled in the release that, the state Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode had, in the wake of the dastardly act, promised to feed the public back on the...
Falana demands arraignment dates of detained 800 Boko Haram suspects
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Falana demands arraignment dates of detained 800 Boko Haram suspects

Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Femi Falana (SAN) has demanded for an update on the arrest of 800 Boko Haram suspects from Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN). The demand was made in a Freedom of Information request titled ‘Request for Information on Prosecution of Arrested 800 Boko Haram Suspects', which was signed by Sam Ogala on behalf of Falana and Falana chambers on August 5, 2021. The law firm which demanded for when the Boko Haram suspects would be arraigned in court, said the information should be provided within seven days in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, 2011. The statement read;   “In April, 2021, the governors expressed their reservations over the delay in the trial of the ter...
Two Nigerian fraudsters forfeit over N200m, luxury cars and properties valued at N260m to FG
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Two Nigerian fraudsters forfeit over N200m, luxury cars and properties valued at N260m to FG

Judgment day finally came for two Nigerian fraudsters, Tobilola Ibrahim Bakare and Alimi Seun Sikiru as they lost cash and properties in upscale Lekki axis of Lagos to the Federal Government following their arrest and prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The forfeited assets include the sums of N196, 741, 216.82 and N7, 054, 852.01 in bank accounts; two vehicles, a Mercedes Benz E500 and a Toyota Hilux 2020. Others are; five bedroom duplex situated at Ibrahim Eleto Street, Osapa London, Lekki, Lagos, four bedroom semi-detached duplex situated at Ologolo, Jakande, Lekki, Lagos and another four bedroom semi-detached duplex in Southern View Estate, Mayor Court, Chevron Alternative Road, Lekki, Lagos. The two vehicles are valued at N30million while th...
Police Recover Over 300 Rustled Animals In Katsina
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Police Recover Over 300 Rustled Animals In Katsina

300 rustled livestock mostly cattle, goats and sheep have been recovered by the police in Kaduna State. The animals which were rustled after bandits raided some villages in Safana, Kurfi and Dutsinma LGAs of the state between 17:00 and 20:00 on Saturday August 7, were recovered after a combined team of policemen and vigilante group were mobilised and blocked the bandits at their exit route into the forest between Dagarawa and Tsaskiya. It was also learnt that they engaged the bandits in a fierce gun duel and recovered all the rustled animals. Police spokesperson in the state, Gambo Isah confirmed the development and also disclosed that many of the bandits responsible for the attack fled with various bullet wounds. Security operatives are still combing the area to arrest the...
Jealous Student Jailed for More than 11-years for running over his girlfriend, 18, at a party
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Jealous Student Jailed for More than 11-years for running over his girlfriend, 18, at a party

A jealous student who ran over his girlfriend at a party and left her with life-changing injuries after accusing her of cheating because she had messages from another man, has been jailed. Lakshmam Samarakoon has been jailed for more than 11 years after he flew into a rage and mowed down his partner in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, with his parents’ car. Victim Dina Sapra, who was 18 at the time, was left with multiple broken bones in her left leg and injured so severely doctors considered amputating the limb. Sapra, who was very bright in school, had to put her academic life on hold. She was also good at swimming, playing netball, and tennis, but won't be able to compete in the sports again. The Aylesbury Crown Court was told that the 20-year-old defendant had a pattern of co...
Abba Kyari appears before police panel investigating his indictment in Hushpuppi fraud scandal
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Abba Kyari appears before police panel investigating his indictment in Hushpuppi fraud scandal

The suspended deputy commissioner of police, Abba Kyari, on Tuesday, August 3 appeared before the special panel investigating his alleged link with Ramon Abbas aka Hushpuppi. Recall that the Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI, alleged that Hushpuppi gave the suspended super cop N8 million as a bribe to facilitate the arrest and detention of his rival, Chibuzor Kelly Vincent, after they fell out over a $1 million fraud deal. The Police Service Commission PSC over the weekend suspended Kyari for his indictment in the fraud scandal. On Monday, August 2, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, replaced Kyari with DCP Tunji Disu. A Special Investigation panel headed by the deputy inspector-general of police in charge of the Force Criminal Investigations Department,...
Abba Kyari is a Product of a Failed system – Femi Falana
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Abba Kyari is a Product of a Failed system – Femi Falana

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, has called former Head of Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Abba Kyari, the product of a failed system.A U.S. court ordered the arrest of Kyari following investigations into a $1.1m fraud scheme by indicted Fraudster, Ramon Abbas aka Hushpuppi. Falana, reacting during a telephone interview with AIT on Tuesday, August 3, decried the level of social and political decay in the country which, according to him, is made evident in the allegation against Kyari. He called for the rules of extradition to be followed. ‘To put an end and close this ugly chapter, the investigation must go beyond the indictment by the FBI, the matter must be investigated locally, and Kyari shall not just be handed to America, we operate under the rule of law whether the gove...
No communication yet from FBI on arrest of Abba Kyari – Attorney-General’s Office
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No communication yet from FBI on arrest of Abba Kyari – Attorney-General’s Office

Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice has said that it is yet to receive an official communication on the arrest warrant issued against a Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the United States. Recall that the arrest warrant was issued following the indictment of Kyari in a $1.1million cyber fraud involving a suspect, Abass Ramon aka Hushppuppi. Umar Gwandu, an aide to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), who disclosed this in an interview with Punch, noted that a transfer process would not commence until there is a request from the United States to that effect. According to Gwandu, everything will be done according to the rule of law and based o...
Police arrest IPOB/ ESN members who Attacked Police Stations in Imo
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Police arrest IPOB/ ESN members who Attacked Police Stations in Imo

The Imo state police command has arrested IPOB and Eastern Security Network members who allegedly masterminded and carried out the attack on the Omuma Police station and Njaba Police Station respectively last week. According to the police, the bandits stormed the police stations on two different occasions, During the gunbattle, a Divisional Police Officer was killed while one of the bandits, Emmanuel Nnaji 'M' age 15 years, a native of Awala in Ideato South LGA of Imo State, was arrested with bullet wounds. A statement released today August 2 by CSP Michael Abattam, spokesperson of the state police command, says on interrogation by the command's tactical teams, ''the arrested suspect gave a vivid description of a Hotel located in Orlu as were they, the bandits stayed, planned bef...
‘It will cause more suffering’- Ohanaeze Worldwide kicks against IPOB’s sit-at-home order
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‘It will cause more suffering’- Ohanaeze Worldwide kicks against IPOB’s sit-at-home order

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, a socio-cultural association, has kicked against the sit-at-home order issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB to protest the arrest and detention of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu. Kanu was arrested in Kenya on June 27 and extradited to Nigeria on June 29 and has been in DSS custody since then. IPOB in a statement released few days ago, announced that it will enforce a lockdown every Monday in the South-east until Kanu is released. The group said the lockdown tagged ‘Ghost Monday’ will also affect schools and marketplaces. However in a statement released by its secretary-general, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide kicked against the sit-at-home order saying it will further worsen the economic woes of the region. “We are in support of any...
Undergraduate bags one year in Prison for Impersonating US Military Officer
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Undergraduate bags one year in Prison for Impersonating US Military Officer

Justice Mahmood Abdulgafarof a Kwara State High Court has sentenced an undergraduate, Abdulsalam Oyeyemi to one year in prison for impersonating an American military officer to defraud members of the public. The Ilorin Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had on July 29, 2021 arraigned Oyeyemi, 23, on a one-count charge bordering on impersonation and internet scam. Absulsalam pleaded guilty to the charge. Counsel to the EFCC, Aliyu Adebayo, led an operative of the commission to review the facts of the case. In the process, incriminating materials found on the defendant upon arrest were tendered and admitted in evidence. These include the defendant’s extra judicial statements, fraudulent messages printed out of his phones and the manager’s cheque ...

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