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Nigerian Army Arrest Notorious ISWAP Informant In Borno State
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Nigerian Army Arrest Notorious ISWAP Informant In Borno State

Troops of the Nigerian Army have captured a notorious ISWAP terrorist wanted for leaking information on the movement of security operatives to the terrorists. The informant, identified as Goni Fandam was caught while spying on the troops in Borno. The suspect is said to also provide information on the movement of travellers to the terrorist organization. Naija News further gathered that he had been wanted since last year by security operatives but had managed to escape arrest until he was caught in Borno. An intelligence officer told PRNigeria that the suspect was traced to his hideout by the troops after they had initially intercepted some of his communications with the ISWAP fighters. The source said: “After intercepting his several communication with Senior ISWAP Commande...
“They are being unfair”- President Buhari replies Nigerians who claim he is soft on bandits and insurgents but hard on other criminal elements
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“They are being unfair”- President Buhari replies Nigerians who claim he is soft on bandits and insurgents but hard on other criminal elements

President Buhari on Friday evening, June 11, had an exclusive interview with NTA where he quizzed on some very important national issues. When asked to expatiate on his recent statement saying those attacking security personnel and institutions would be treated in the language they understand, President Buhari said ''What I mean...How can you go to police station, kill the policemen there, loot the armoury and burn the place. What do you want to achieve? To go and open the prison and allow criminals that have been tried through the legal system to set them loose on the society. How can government sit and allow this confusion to be perpetrated? All they need is confusion and no government can allow confusion. Look at the EndSARS incident in Lagos. The previous governor of Lago...
June 12: Delta Police Commissioner Warns against Protest
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June 12: Delta Police Commissioner Warns against Protest

Delta State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ari Muhammed Ali has warned against unlawful gatherings, placard-carrying and protests aimed at causing havoc in the state on June 12, 2021. In a statement issued by the command’s Police Public Relations Officer Mr. Bright Edafe, Ali disclosed that they are aware of tomorrow's protest but said it is being convened by criminally minded individuals hiding under the guise of a peaceful protest. He said officers and men of the command have been placed on red alert and have been ordered to arrest and deal decisively with any ''criminally minded elements ''who wish to go against this order. The statement read; "We will not allow any miscreant to distort the already existing peace in the State. “Members of the public, particularly residen...
Hushpuppi’s Friend, Pac who was Arrested with him Regains Freedom
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Hushpuppi’s Friend, Pac who was Arrested with him Regains Freedom

Pac, friend of suspected Nigerian fraudster Hushpuppi who was arrested with him in 2020 has regained freedom. The Dubai-based Nigerian man in an Instagram post he shared, remebered how he was arrested alongside Hushpuppi on June 9, 2020. According to him, the arrest came a week to his birthday and he thought the end had come. Pac stated that his quest for greener pastures turned out to be the darkest 6 months of his life. He revealed that he was released because security operatives had nothing on him. The Instagram user also said that he hopes Hushpuppi gets lucky too. He wrote; It is not funny how a dramatic turn of event can change everything forever. What seemed a quest for greener pastures turned out to be the darkest 6mths of my life. The pains of incarceration, the gr...
SERAP drags Buhari before ECOWAS Court over Twitter ban in Nigeria
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SERAP drags Buhari before ECOWAS Court over Twitter ban in Nigeria

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, and 176 concerned Nigerians have filed a lawsuit against President Muhammadu Buhari-led -administration over what it called, “the unlawful suspension of Twitter in Nigeria, criminalization of Nigerians and other people using Twitter. In the suit No ECW/CCJ/APP/23/21 filed on Tuesday, before the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice in Abuja, SERAP and the concerned Nigerians are seeking: “An order of interim injunction restraining the Federal Government from implementing its suspension of Twitter in Nigeria, and subjecting anyone including media houses, broadcast stations using Twitter in Nigeria, to harassment, intimidation, arrest and criminal prosecution, pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit.” In the sui...
Insecurity: Imo PDP Demands Gov Uzodinma’s Resignation
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Insecurity: Imo PDP Demands Gov Uzodinma’s Resignation

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State has called for the resignation of the governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, over the state of insecurity in the state. Speaking at a press conference in Owerri, the state capital, on Thursday, June 3, the PDP chairman in the state, Charles Ugwu, said that the crisis in the state has shown that the governor had no answer to the spate of killings in the state. Ugwu said that the All Progressives Congress-led government lacked the capacity to guarantee the safety and security of lives and properties of the people of the state. “Governor Hope Uzodimma in his capacity and responsibility as the Chief Security Officer of the state has failed to protect the lives and property of Imo State. This has become necessary in view of the evident lack...
300L University of Ilorin student brutally raped and murdered at her sister’s house
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300L University of Ilorin student brutally raped and murdered at her sister’s house

A 300 Level student of the University of Ilorin, Olajide Omowumi Blessing, was brutally raped and murdered by unknown persons at her sister's residence in Tanke area of the Ilorin, the Kwara state capital. The deceased was a student of the Agricultural Science Department from Oke-Opin community in the Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State. Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Okasanmi Ajayi, who confirmed the incident on Thursday, said Omowumi was found naked with her two hands tied to the back and mouth gagged on Tuesday, June 1. "The deceased stayed with her elder sister. The elder sister came back from work at about 6:00 pm on Tuesday June 1, saying that she had tried severally to reach her on phone but couldn’t as the phone kept ringing. She came back from work t...
Rapper, Wisdom Awute arrested and charged for attempted murder
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Rapper, Wisdom Awute arrested and charged for attempted murder

American rapper, Wisdom Awute, and another man are facing attempted murder charges in a shooting that injured two people in Miami Beach earlier this week. Wisdom Awute, a rapper who is part of DaBaby's Billion Dollar Baby Entertainment label, and Christopher Urena have been arrested in connection with the shooting, Miami Beach Police officials said. Awute, 21, and Urena, 29, both face charges of attempted first-degree murder with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault. Urena also faces charges of grand theft and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Police received multiple 911 calls reporting the shooting just after 11:30 p.m. on Monday along the popular strip of Art Deco hotels and restaurants. Officers found one person struck in the shoulder and another in the l...
Fiancé Arrested as Body of NSCDC Officer who went Missing Days to her Wedding is Found Buried in Shallow Grave
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Fiancé Arrested as Body of NSCDC Officer who went Missing Days to her Wedding is Found Buried in Shallow Grave

The corpse of officer a Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) officer who went missing 18 months ago has been discovered in a shallow grave in Obi Local Government Area of Benue State. The deceased, Josephine Cynthia Inalegwu Onche, who was serving at an NSCDC post in the Otukpo area of the state, was declared missing a few days to her wedding with fiance, Christopher in December 2019. She was said to have gone to the market to buy some items in preparation for her wedding but never made it back home. It was gathered that her body was exhumed from a shallow grave in a neighbouring local government to Otukpo last week. According to one of the deceased’s colleagues, all efforts to locate her prove abortive until a commercial motorcyclist disclosed where she was bu...
14-year-old boy to be Tried as an Adult for Stabbing Teen girl 114 Times
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14-year-old boy to be Tried as an Adult for Stabbing Teen girl 114 Times

A 14-year-old boy will be tried as an adult for stabbing 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey 114 times earlier this month in Florida, officials announced. Aiden Fucci was initially charged with second-degree murder but did not have time to enter a plea before his charges were upgraded to first-degree, premeditated murder. The teen's case was moved from juvenile to adult court, State Attorney R. J. Larizza said during a press conference Thursday, May 27. Larizza explained the decision was made to charge him as an adult given the brutality of the case. Bailey was reported missing to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office on May 9. Her family said she was last seen around midnight. A search was launched and at 6 p.m. her body was discovered in the immediate area near a retention pond, a...
Armed men who Attacked Governor Ortom have Been Arrested – IGP
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Armed men who Attacked Governor Ortom have Been Arrested – IGP

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali has announced the arrest of 10 suspects allegedly involved in the failed attack on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state. Alkali at a special briefing of State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday May 27, said the suspects are still being detained by the police without prosecution because judiciary staff are on strike. The IGP also said investigations so far show that the outcome is contrary to Ortom's claim of being attacked by herdsmen at his farm near Tyo-mu, along Makurdi-Gboko Highway of Benue State. Alkali said; “Those who organised and those who pulled the trigger have all been arrested and investigation is ongoing. “We have had them for over a month but the courts have been closed for over th...
Arrest Warrant for Marilyn Manson over two Assault Charges Issued in New Hampshire
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Arrest Warrant for Marilyn Manson over two Assault Charges Issued in New Hampshire

Embattled American singer, Marilyn Manson has a warrant out for his arrest on two assault charges that allegedly occurred during his concert in 2019. The singer, 52,  whose real name is Brian Warner, faces two counts of Class A Misdemeanor Simple Assault, New Hampshire's Gilford Police Department announced on Facebook Tuesday May 25. The post states that Manson is facing “two counts of Class A misdemeanor Simple Assault stemming from a 2019 incident at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion.” The department added that Manson, as well as his agent and legal counsel, have been aware of the warrant "for some time" and that Manson made no effort to return to the state to answer the charges. Manson's attorney Howard King called the police department's claim "ludicrous" in a statemen...
Akon’s Range Rover Stolen as he Pumped Gas into the Vehicle
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Akon’s Range Rover Stolen as he Pumped Gas into the Vehicle

Senegalese-American singer, Akon's car was stolen from a gas station on Monday night, May 24 in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta. The car was reportedly stolen as the singer was pumping gas into his car. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Akon stopped at a Quiktrip gas station to fill his white Range Rover up with gas. He left the car running with the keys inside the vehicle, so he could fill up the gas tank. Before he was done, however, he noticed someone taking off with his car, which held valuables, including a $25,000 diamond necklace, a Louis Vuitton bag and his iPhone. Akon called police, who arrived at the gas station at 11:59 p.m. He told authorities that a dark-colored sedan followed his SUV when it made a right onto Sidney Marcus Boulevard. Surveillan...
Four Suspected Internet Fraudster Arrested in Benue
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Four Suspected Internet Fraudster Arrested in Benue

  The Makurdi Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested four suspected fraudsters in Benue State.   The suspects Igba Simon, Edigbo Oibe Fredrick, Sunday Nazarethe and one other, were rounded up by operatives of the Commission sequel to credible intelligence on their alleged criminal activities. The suspects were arrested on Tuesday, May 18, at a popular Hotel in Makurdi.   At the point of arrest, Simon Igba was in possession of a Toyota Corolla car recently acquired and an iPhone X. More iPhones, Macbook Air and Modems, were among items recovered from the remaining suspects. They will soon be charged to court.
Baba Ijesha: TAMPAN Guild of Directors suspend actors Nkechi Blessing Sunday and Kehinde Adams aka Lege
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Baba Ijesha: TAMPAN Guild of Directors suspend actors Nkechi Blessing Sunday and Kehinde Adams aka Lege

The Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practioners Association of Nigeria, TAMPAN, has suspended actors Nkechi Blessing Sunday and Kehinde Adams aka Lege. Both actors have in the last few weeks been at each other's throats on social media over the recent arrest of their colleague, Baba Ijesha, who has been accused of multiple defilements of a minor. Tampan has asked directors in the film industry not to engage the services of the suspended actors See the statement below
Belarus President Hijacks Ryanair Passener Flight enroute Lithuania Using Fighter jet then arrests exiled political Opponent, Raman Pratasevich; EU & NATO react
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Belarus President Hijacks Ryanair Passener Flight enroute Lithuania Using Fighter jet then arrests exiled political Opponent, Raman Pratasevich; EU & NATO react

Leading Belarusian opposition activist, Raman Pratasevich, has been arrested in Belarus after President Alexander Lukashenko ordered a fighter jet to escort the Ryanair plane Pratasevich was in, to Belarusian capital, Minsk. Acccording to Pull Pervogo, Belarusian state broadcaster, Raman Pratasevich, a vocal critic of President Alexander Lukashenko's regime, was detained at Minsk airport following orders by Lukashenko (pictured below), a dictator supported and armed by the Russian government. In a major breach of international law, the commercial plane was intercepted by a Belarusian fighter jet and escorted from international space till it landed in Minsk. The Belarusian government claimed a bomb threat was detected in the plane and then forced to plane to go to Belarus ...
Two Suspected Kidnappers Arrested in Ondo
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Two Suspected Kidnappers Arrested in Ondo

Two suspected kidnappers have been arrested in Akoko area of Ondo state by security operatives including hunters. One of the two suspects was nabbed inside the forest in Ikaram Akunu axis while efforts were on to rescue two farmers who were kidnapped last week. He reportedly appeared as someone with mental disorder but spoke fluent English during questioning about his activities in the area. When searched, ATM cards, soap box, black dresses and black underwears were discovered on him. A source told The Nation that the second suspect was arrested at Ajowa Akoko and an army identity card was found on him Ondo Police spokesman, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro confirmed the arrest and also said they've intensified effort to rescue the two farmers.
Rape: Actor Sir Koro Apologizes after Alleging that Baba Ijesha and Princess Dated
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Rape: Actor Sir Koro Apologizes after Alleging that Baba Ijesha and Princess Dated

Comedian  and actor, Abimbola Olasunbo popularly known as Sir Koro has apologized after saying that Comedienne Princess and embattled Yoruba actor, Olanrewaju James popularly known as Baba Ijesha were dating prior to his arrest for raping a minor who is Princess' foster daughter. The Nation reported that Sir Koro in a video he shared earlier on Instagram, alleged that Comedienne Princess and Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo deliberately set up Baba Ijesha. He said; “I do not support Baba Ijesha, let me clear that air, but I want every man to know that no man is a freeman, when the home is empty, everyone is a thief. “There is a secret behind all of these dramas, especially with Iyabo Ojo’s insistence on pursuing the case to the letter. “Do you know that Au...
Man convicted of Murdering and Eating his Mother after Cutting her up into 1,000 Pieces
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Man convicted of Murdering and Eating his Mother after Cutting her up into 1,000 Pieces

A Spanish man has been convicted of murdering and eating his mother after cutting her up into tiny pieces. Alberto Sanchez Gomez, 28, was branded the cannibal killer of Ventas, the area of Madrid where he lived with his mother Maria Soledad Gomez after his arrest. On Wednesday, May 5, a jury found him guilty of strangling the 68-year-old after a row. He dismembered her body before eating part of her remains over the next fortnight, Mail Online reported. The jurors, six women, and three men, also dismissed Sanchez Gomez's claims he was experiencing a 'psychotic episode' when he murdered and dismembered his mother. State prosecutors demanded a 15 year and five-month prison sentence for Mr. Alberto if convicted of homicide and desecration of a human corpse when his two-wee...
Over 2000 Pastors Storm Ebonyi state to Pray for Gov Umahi over Insecurity
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Over 2000 Pastors Storm Ebonyi state to Pray for Gov Umahi over Insecurity

In a bid to stem the tide of insecurity in the country, over two thousand pastors have embarked on fasting and prayers in Ebonyi State for Governor David Umahi. The one-week fasting and prayers is organized by the Ebonyi State Government in conjunction with the Christian Association of Nigeria, Ebonyi State Chapter, following the insecurity ravaging the country. The clergymen offered fervent prayers to God to arrest every criminal behind the insecurity in every part of the country. They also asked God to give the leadership of the country the wisdom to tackle the challenges of insecurity.
Dog bites 18-month-old girl in the face in unprovoked attack
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Dog bites 18-month-old girl in the face in unprovoked attack

A toddler has been left traumatised after being bitten on the face by a dog in an unprovoked attack. Eighteen-month-old Kelsie Male was thrown back onto the pavement after an Alsatian-cross lunged and sunk its teeth into her face - missing her eye by just millimetres. Her mother Sophie Garth, 28, who was a few steps behind, desperately ran to her aid before the bloodied and bruised tot was rushed to hospital. Doctors said she was lucky to have only suffered minor physical injuries - but her parents say the incident has left her deeply shaken. The family, from Portland, Dorset, say the attack has left their youngest daughter waking up crying in the night, unhappy to be left alone and 'jumpy' around both people and other dogs. Mother Sophie, also parent to Kelsie's sibling...
Baba Ijesha: If there is no arrest of all adults involved, we will peacefully protest in Alausa – Yomi Fabiyi says
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Baba Ijesha: If there is no arrest of all adults involved, we will peacefully protest in Alausa – Yomi Fabiyi says

Yomi Fabiyi has once again called for the arrest of all involved in getting the CCTV footage of actor Baba Ijesha, defiling a minor. He shared a post on his IG page this morning. It reads He also shared an article from one Oriyom Hamzat, questioning why there was no blood gushing out from the victim when she was allegedly raped by the actor seven years ago. ''RE-BABA IJESA RAPE ACCUSATION: AN OVERVIEW WHAT IS RAPE? Rape allegation is a very serious offence, both for the complainant and the alleged. If rape was found to have taken place, the alleged could be facing a long sentence, if otherwise, the complainant too could face severe punishment. One good thing about the internet is that there are people who know how to talk, and there are people who know how to understan...
Journalist who Exposed Governor Ganduje’s Alleged “Bribe Video” Flees to UK
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Journalist who Exposed Governor Ganduje’s Alleged “Bribe Video” Flees to UK

Jaafar Jaafar, the journalist who exposed Governor Abdullahi Ganduje's alleged "bribe video" has fled to the United Kingdom over alleged threat to his life. Jaafar told Premium Times that he relocated with his family to the UK and will not be returning to the country ‘until the coast is clear.’ He said; “I’ll be here until this regime can guarantee my safety and protect freedom of the press." The publication reported that the publisher of Daily Nigerian fled to the UK barely a month after Governor Abdullahi Ganduje revealed that those behind a video of him allegedly collecting bribe which he described as "fake", would be brought to shame. Speaking in BBC Hausa programme, ‘Afada Acika’, the Kano state Governor had claimed that the video was cloned. He said; “The video is ...
Drug Trafficker Excretes 97 Wraps Of Cocaine After Arrest At Lagos Airport
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Drug Trafficker Excretes 97 Wraps Of Cocaine After Arrest At Lagos Airport

A 47-year-old drug trafficker, Chigbogu Ernest Obiora, has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos. The Spokesperson for the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, said on Friday that Obiora was subsequently put under observation during which he excreted 97 wraps of cocaine with a total weight of 1.55 kilogrammes with a street value of N360 million. “He was arrested about 1:16pm on Sunday, April 25, 2021, during the inward clearance of Ethiopian Airline. He had arrived Lagos onboard the airline from Entebbe, Uganda via Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia,” Babafemi said. The Commander of the NDLEA at the airport, Ahmadu Garba said, Obiora was intercepted in the E-arrival hall of the airport by the operatives of the a...
Josh Duggar of ’19 Kids and Counting’ Pleads not Guilty to Child Pornography Charge
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Josh Duggar of ’19 Kids and Counting’ Pleads not Guilty to Child Pornography Charge

Former American reality TV star, Joshua Duggar has pleaded not guilty to receipt and possession of child pornography one day following his arrest. The hearing was held virtually over Zoom in the Western District of Arkansas on Friday, April 30. Duggar, who wore a black and white jumpsuit, appeared from jail and was seen smiling before his hearing kicked off. He was represented by Arkansas attorney Travis W. Story. The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Arkansas confirmed the 33-year-old former "19 Kids and Counting" star has been charged with receiving and possessing material depicting the sexual abuse of children. Duggar is accused of allegedly using "the internet to download child sexual abuse material. Duggar allegedly possessed this material, so...
Ghana Police Arrest Nigerians For Selling Indian Hemp
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Ghana Police Arrest Nigerians For Selling Indian Hemp

The Central Regional Police Thursday rounded up 340 suspected criminals in and around the Kasoa township. According to reports by Graphic Online, the suspects, who are mostly Nigerians, included five females. Nine of the suspects were found in possession of substances suspected to be Indian hemp. Items retrieved included 245 laptops, 142 assorted mobile phones, and six Nigerian passports. The police swooped on them at various locations in Buduburam, Adade, CP, Akwele and Ofaakor. At a press briefing after the arrests, the Central Regional Police Commander, Mrs Habiba Twumasi-Sarpong, said the police and personnel from the Ghana Immigration Service were screening and profiling the suspects, after which those found guilty would be dragged to court.
Woman Arrested after Drunkenly Offering Lap Dances and Sex to ‘Random Citizens’ and Police
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Woman Arrested after Drunkenly Offering Lap Dances and Sex to ‘Random Citizens’ and Police

A woman is in prison after offering lap dances to “random citizens,” asking police if they wanted to have sex on the sidewalk, and threatening assault against paramedics. According to reports Olivia Taylor-Washek, 28, from Florida, was charged in St. Petersburg with disorderly intoxication (disturbance) on Saturday April 24 shortly before 9 p.m. A disturbance call was made to police authorities after a “highly intoxicated” Taylor-Washek was “stumbling on the sidewalk and attempting to give lap dances random citizens outside of a business,” After Fire Rescue was called to evaluate her, she threatened “to punch paramedics if they touched her,” According to an arrest report obtained this week by The Smoking Gun. Police offered to walk her home, but Taylor-Washek “continued...
Governor Masari Bans Traditional Tashe Activities in Katsina
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Governor Masari Bans Traditional Tashe Activities in Katsina

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina state has banned the traditional Tashe activities conducted during the month of Ramadan. The ban was conveyed in a statement released by the state's Commissioner of Information, Culture, and Home Affairs, Abdulkarim Yahaya Sirikathe. Security operators in the state have also been directed to arrest anybody found violating the directives. The statement read; “Katsina State Government is hereby announcing the total ban on the traditional Tashe activities that are usually being conducted in the month of Ramadan. “The State Governor Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari gave the directives for the ban following some security reports. “It is, therefore, hoped that people will comply and abide by these directives, please."
Italian Police Arrest 30 Suspected Nigerian Gang Members
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Italian Police Arrest 30 Suspected Nigerian Gang Members

Italian police have carried out raids across the country, arresting some 30 people suspected of operating for the Nigerian mafia syndicate. Police say they face about 100 charges including drug and people trafficking, prostitution and internet fraud. The gang allegedly used the Bitcoin cryptocurrency to carry out clandestine financial transactions on the dark web. emerged from Nigeria in the 1970s, where they carried out rape, mutilation, and ritual murders. They went on to build a powerful international network. Inside Nigeria's deadly and secretive campus cults "There is evidence that the members had a direct connection with the Nigerian gang, drawing on the same vocabulary, symbols and affiliation rituals," Italian police said. hose arrested are accused of using Bit...
Gunmen Attack Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho’s Home in Ibadan
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Gunmen Attack Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho’s Home in Ibadan

The Ibadan, Oyo state home of Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, was attacked by yet-to-be-identified persons on Monday April 26. Olayomi Koiki, media aide to the Yoruba nation agitator made the announcement in a Facebook post. ''“Chief Sunday Igboho’s house came under attack this morning 26th April 2021 around 2am with heavy gun shots.''he wrote In a viral video shared on Facebook, Koiki claimed that the residence of the activist was besieged by men of the Nigeria Army with the aim of arresting the activist. ''There is a situation right now where the Federal Government of Nigeria tried to invade our residence. We are telling the world that the war that the Federal Government is waiting for might start today. The war that the Federal Government think they are expecting from the Y...
Police Arrest Two Suspected Ritualists With Human Skulls In Kaduna
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Police Arrest Two Suspected Ritualists With Human Skulls In Kaduna

The Police Command in Kaduna State on Saturday said it had arrested two suspected ritualists and recovered human skulls from them. The command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammad Jalige, made this known in a statement in Kaduna. Jalige said that on April 23 at about 2130hrs, the command received a distress call through the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Kakuri. He said the DPO informed the command that some people were sighted at the Muslim graveyard at Kudenden and were suspected to be carrying out a heinous act. “On getting the report, operatives were immediately dispatched to the area where they succeeded in apprehending two persons of same address of Zaki Close, Kabala West, Kaduna. “In possession of the said persons were a hoe and some human skulls which we...
DSS Should Arrest People Making Unsubstantiated Claims On Social Media – Umahi
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DSS Should Arrest People Making Unsubstantiated Claims On Social Media – Umahi

Governor David Nweze Umahi of Ebonyi State has urged the Department of State Security Service, DSS, to arrest people making unsubstantiated claims on social media. Governor Umahi said this during an interview on Channels TV on Thursday. Umahi attributed the high level of crime in the country to "unpatriotic acts" by many Nigerians. He said many political leaders from various regions go on television to attack each other and "castigate the leader of the country". Umahi further said that political leaders making unguarded statements should be summoned by relevant security agencies for explanations, adding that the country cannot afford to be plunged into another war. In his words, "If you are making a statement on social media and call it freedom of speech, you must come t...
9 Notorious Armed Robbers Arrested in Niger state
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9 Notorious Armed Robbers Arrested in Niger state

The Niger State Police Command has arrested nine notorious armed robbers and recovered vehicles, arms and ammunition. Spokesperson of the command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, April 21, said the suspects were arrested at Bida Local Government Area, Farm Centre and Tunga area of Chanchaga LGA of the state. "The Command recorded incidences of robbery attacks in the following areas; Bida on 14/03/2021, Farm Center Minna on 05/04/2021 and Niteco Tunga on 07/04/2021 in which people were robbed of their valuables and about six vehicles carted away," he stated. Upon the receipt of these complaints, the Command swung into action and arrested nine suspects at different locations in Minna, Bida, Abuja, Sokoto State respectively and recovered six assor...
‘Cattle traders’ kidnapped and killed a man 10 days to his wedding – Police
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‘Cattle traders’ kidnapped and killed a man 10 days to his wedding – Police

The Kwara state police command has accused some cattle traders of kidnapping and killing a man who wanted to buy a cow from them for his wedding. Police spokesperson in the state, Ajayi Okasanmi confirmed the arrest of the alleged leader of gang, Mohammed Kazeem, in Patigi, Patigi Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday April 21. Mr Kazeem was alleged to have collected N160,000 from the man Olokose Oluwasola Ojo, to get him a cow for his wedding scheduled for March 12 and 13 this year. Security operatives were alerted after Ojo's fiancee received a phone call from his line demanding for N12 million ransom if she hoped to see him again. Okasanmi said; “Since the victim left Ilorin with the suspect, he could no longer be reached by anybody including his intending wif...
Seven Policemen Arrested over N500k Extortion in Anambra
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Seven Policemen Arrested over N500k Extortion in Anambra

The Anambra state police command has arrested seven policemen over an alleged N500,000 extortion. The victim is said to be an Onitsha based businessman and it was also learnt that the incident occurred in Onitsha. Police spokesman Ikenga Tochukwu confirmed that the arrest followed a petition by a citizen against some men of the Command. “The sum of N500,000 extorted from the victim was also recovered intact and returned to him and the officers charged with misconduct in line with extant disciplinary procedure of the Force." he said Police Commissioner Monday Kuryas who also confirmed that the money has been returned to its owner, pledged to prosecute the culprits after investigations.
Police Arrest 15 In Kaduna For ‘Killing 706 Cows, 75 Sheep’
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Police Arrest 15 In Kaduna For ‘Killing 706 Cows, 75 Sheep’

Fifteen suspects have been arrested by the Police in Kaduna State for allegedly killing 706 cows and 75 sheep in Atiyap chiefdom of Zangon Kataf Local Government Area (LGA), Kaduna State. The suspects are said to have dumped the animals in a ditch after the carnage. The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, ASP Muhammad Jalige, in a statement, expressed concerns about the nature of the crime which he said was “perpetrated by agents of doom in their quest to set the State ablaze”. He noted that the command cannot hold back and watch criminals take laws into their hands, noting that the command is not leaving anything to chance in ensuring that thorough investigation is carried out to prevent recurrence of such dastardly act. He added: “On 24th March 2021 at about 100...
Lagos One Way Saga: Police Arrest Man For Reckless Driving, Assaulting Officers
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Lagos One Way Saga: Police Arrest Man For Reckless Driving, Assaulting Officers

LAGOS "ONE WAY" SAGA: POLICE ARREST MAN, 33, FOR RECKLESS DRIVING, ASSAULTING POLICE OFFICER The Lagos State Police Command, on Saturday 17th April, 2021, arrested one Victor Ebhomenyen, m, 33, for driving against the traffic, assaulting and causing severe bodily injuries on an Assistant Superintendent of Police, Erhator Sunday, m, at Four Point Hotel, Oniru, Lagos State. The Command has deemed it necessary and responsible to react and set the record straight on the incident that was captured in a video that went viral on the social media on Saturday, 17th April, 2021, where two (2) men were repeatedly assaulting an officer on duty and creating a scene on the road at Oniru, Victoria Island, Lagos State. To set the record straight, on 17/4/21, at about 1030am, one ASP Erhator Sun...
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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...
”Whoever is behind all these false accusations, it shall boomerang on them and their family”- Rapper CDQ tweets after his arrest by NDLEA officials
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”Whoever is behind all these false accusations, it shall boomerang on them and their family”- Rapper CDQ tweets after his arrest by NDLEA officials

Rapper CDQ is not taking his arrest by NDLEA officials lying low. Recall that on Wednesday, April 14, he was picked up from his Lekki home for allegedly been in possession of a banned substance, Cannabis, known as ''loud'' in local parlance. In a tweet posted this evening, CDQ averred that some persons are behind the false accusation and prayed that their actions would boomerang on them and their family. ''My mum just said mio leyan shugbon mo ni Olohun. eleshe nimi o shugbon mio ba t’eda je ri. fi gbogbo ija e le fun Olohun whoever is behind all these false accusations it shall boomerang on them and their family... They can’t spoil d name I built with sweat n blood. Yeh Yeh'' He was granted bail last night but is expected to be back in NDLEA custody yesterday April 15.
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...
EFCC Is Not A Slaughter House, I Was Only Invited – Okorocha
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EFCC Is Not A Slaughter House, I Was Only Invited – Okorocha

A former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has broken his silence on his arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged misappropriation of public funds. Okorocha was arrested by the EFCC operatives at about 4:10pm on Tuesday at his Unity House office located at Garki, Abuja. Speaking through Sam Onwuemeodo, his media aide, Okorocha said since the anti-graft agency was doing its job, he would cooperate with the officials. Although an EFCC official, who spoke with Daily Trust off the record, confirmed Okorocha’s arrest, the former governor claimed he was invited by the anti-graft agency. “To us, the Commission is doing its job and should be given the needed co-operation. And Okorocha being a law-abiding citizen, would always cooperate with t...
Kano food poisoning: NAFDAC apprehends merchants of dangerous chemicals
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Kano food poisoning: NAFDAC apprehends merchants of dangerous chemicals

Suspected merchants of dangerous chemicals used in food and drinks supposedly to enhance taste, have been arrested by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC). The arrest was effected after the substance killed three people who consumed adulterated flavoured drinks in Kano. Director General of NAFDAC, Mojisola Adeyeye made the announcement in a statement issued by the NAFDAC resident media consultant, Olusayo Akintola. In the preliminary result of the agency’s investigation which was submitted to Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State during her two-day visit to the state to assess the incident, Adeyeye pointed out that food contamination and poisoning could occur through consuming expired food or preparing food with poorly sourced water and putt...
Police Accuse Fulani Herdsmen of Being Behind Kidnap of Imo Priest
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Police Accuse Fulani Herdsmen of Being Behind Kidnap of Imo Priest

The Imo state police command has accused Fulani herdsmen of being behind the abduction of a Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Marcel Izu Onyeocha. The state police spokesperson, Orlando Ikeokwu said  Rev . Fr. Marcel Izu Onyeocha of Mother Theresa of Golgotha Catholic Church, World Bank Owerri was kidnapped after his vehicle developed a fault around Ihube in Okigwe LGA. Ikeokwu said the  Commissioner of Police, CP Nasiru Mohammed has activated all the tactical teams of the Command with a view to rescue the priest and possibly arrest the culprits. The statement read; “On 11/04/21, one Bissong Isa Atugu reported that on the 10/03/21, at about 7:45pm ,while driving from Enugu to Owerri with a Nissan Exterra SUV, in company of one Rev . Fr. Marcel Izu Onyeocha of Mother Theresa of Golgot...
Kidnap Kingpin Attempts Suicide to Evade Arrest in Taraba
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Kidnap Kingpin Attempts Suicide to Evade Arrest in Taraba

A suspected kidnap kingpin, Mohammed Gidado, attempted suicide to evade arrest by the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Taraba State. The suspect, who has been on the watch list of security agencies in Taraba, was arrested on March 28, in Jebjeb community of Karim Lamido LGA, after through intensive intelligence gathering, surveillance and smart operation of officers of the state command Parading the suspect before journalists on Friday, April 9 in Jalingo, the State Commandant of the NSCDC, Muhammed Waksha disclosed that Gidado attempted to commit suicide by slitting his throat but was quickly attended to and his life saved. The Commandant said the suspect alongside his gang members create roadblocks along the borders of Plateau, Bauchi and Gombe states whe...
Civil Defence Arrests 50 Herdsmen for Bearing Arms
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Civil Defence Arrests 50 Herdsmen for Bearing Arms

50 herdsmen have been arrested by operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for bearing arms. Commandant-General of the NSCDC, Dr Ahmed Audi disclosed this on Wednesday April 7 while presenting licences to private guard operators. Audi said some of the arrested arms-bearing herdsmen are into cattle rustling and kidnapping. They were reportedly arrested in Ekiti, Borno and Cross River states. He said; “We arrested 50 illegally armed herdsmen and realised that some of them are into cattle rustling and kidnapping. “The armed herdsmen were arrested in Ekiti, Borno and Cross River states and in some other parts of the country."
Notorious Cult Leader Arrested for allegedly Killing Rival Cultist in Lagos
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Notorious Cult Leader Arrested for allegedly Killing Rival Cultist in Lagos

Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a notorious leader of the Aiye cult group, Segun Ezekiel, for allegedly killing the rival Eiye cult group leader in Bariga area of the state. Spokesperson of the command, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed the arrest of the cult leader in a statement on Saturday, April 3, said the suspect has allegedly been terrorising the entire Bariga area. "The police operatives attached to Bariga Division of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested one Segun Ezekiel, m, 24, leader of Aiye Confraternity in Bariga Area, on 31st March 2021, for firing and killing one Taye Gbalagbala, m, 30, the alleged leader of the Eye Confraternity in Barija, on 28th March 2021," he stated. "The suspect has been alleged to be a notorious cult lea...
Police Leave CCT Chairman, Danladi Umar, Arrest Trader For Assault
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Police Leave CCT Chairman, Danladi Umar, Arrest Trader For Assault

The FCT Command of the Nigeria Police Force has failed to arrest the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Umar, who was caught on video allegedly assaulting a security guard, Clement Sargwak, around Banex Shopping Plaza, Wuse 2, Abuja, on Monday. However, it was learnt that a trader, Peter Onyuike, had been arrested by the Department of State Services and then handed over to the police for allegedly assaulting the CCT chairman while other traders are being hunted. A document made available to The PUNCH on Friday showed that the police were investigating traders for criminal conspiracy, joint act, assault, criminal force, and mischief. In a letter with reference number CR:3000/FCT/X/D15/Vol which was addressed to the company in charge of security at the plaza, the ...
The biggest threat to the peace and stability of Nigeria today is the plan to kill, arrest or detain Sunday Igboho – FFK
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The biggest threat to the peace and stability of Nigeria today is the plan to kill, arrest or detain Sunday Igboho – FFK

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has said that the biggest threat to the peace and stability of Nigeria is the "plan by some hardliners in the Federal government to kill or arrest" Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho. Igboho has been pushing for the actualization of Oduduwa republic, a country for South Westerners. He was also in the news for the eviction notice he gave Fulanis residing in the Southwest region. FFK in a post shared this morning, said Igboho has committed no crime and that it will be counterproductive for the government to arrest him. Read his post below ''I will say this just once. The biggest threat to the peace and stability of Nigeria today is the plan by some hardliners in the Federal Government to kill, arrest or detain my friend and brother Chief ...
50-year-old Fake Lawyer Arrested in Ogun
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50-year-old Fake Lawyer Arrested in Ogun

A 50 year old man, Azeez Agboola, was on Wednesday, March 31, arrested by men of Ogun state police command, for unlawfully parading himself as a legal practitioner. The suspect, a resident of Oko Afor area of Badagry Lagos state, was arrested while appearing as a counsel before Chief Magistrate B.I Ilo, at the chief magistrate court Agbara. A statement released by the command's spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, states that his presentation in court aroused the suspicion of the chief magistrate who invited the police to arrest him for proper interrogation in order to authenticate his claim of being a lawyer. ''Upon his arrest, the suspect was personally interrogated by the Dpo Agbara division SP Dahiru Saleh, and he confessed that though he read law in the university, he has no...

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