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Davido’s crew members reportedly get into a fight at a club in Dubai
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Davido’s crew members reportedly get into a fight at a club in Dubai

Nigerian singer, Davido's crew members reportedly got into a physical fight at a club in Dubai. It was claimed online that trouble started after someone at the club brought out his phone to make a video of Davido and his friends, which the singer didn't find funny. Despite several warnings, the clubgoer continued making the video which then sparked an outburst. It was also gathered that many persons were injured before police arrived at the scene and made some arrests. Watch videos from the scene below.
Three Arrested after Anfield flare-related Incidents
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Three Arrested after Anfield flare-related Incidents

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of possessing flares in Anfield before the Premier League game between Liverpool and Manchester City on Sunday. Mohamed Salah scored a stunning goal but Kevin De Bruyne rescued a point for Manchester City in a classic contest that ended 2-2. In relation to incidents before the game, Merseyside Police said in a statement: "At around 3.05pm, three men were identified by officers as having possession of flares in the Anfield Road area, one of which was thrown, causing no damage or injury. "All were detained and have been arrested and taken into custody." The statement said a 38-year-old man, 35-year-old man, and 19-year-old man were all arrested. Assistant chief constable Rob Carden said: "A swift response from our officers on th...
Kwara: Community confirms abduction of woman, two children in Omu-Aran
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Kwara: Community confirms abduction of woman, two children in Omu-Aran

The main sociocultural body of Omu-Aran community in Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State, on Saturday, confirmed the abduction of three members of the community. The incident occurred on Friday night, DAILY POST reports, even as the state police command through its spokesman, Okasanmi Ajayi, claimed in a statement on Saturday that the command was yet to receive any official report on the kidnap case. President of the association, Olayemi Lasisi Abidoye, in a statement by Olayinka Owolewa, who described the incident as unfortunate, disclosed that some arrests had been made during the search for the abductees on Saturday. He explained that “Some unknown gunmen stormed the Oko junction axis of Omu-Aran, some few minutes before eight in the night on Friday and shot sporadica...
Ex-rugby league star, Liam Walsh dies at 23 after being hit by car
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Ex-rugby league star, Liam Walsh dies at 23 after being hit by car

Ex-rugby league player, Liam Walsh has been confirmed as the 23-year-old man who died after being hit by a car. Walsh was involved in a collision late on Saturday night and was taken to hospital after suffering serious injuries, but medics were unable to save him. A Cheshire Police statement read: "Sadly, despite the best efforts of all those involved, he passed away a short time later. His next of kin have been informed and they are being supported by specialist officers. "The driver of the car was uninjured. "Enquiries in relation to the collision are ongoing and no arrests have been made at this time. The Vikings paid tribute to their former star by wearing black armbands and holding a minute's silence before Sunday's fixture against Swinton Lions. "I am devastated t...
Chris Brown’s Security Files Battery Report after a man Spat on one of them
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Chris Brown’s Security Files Battery Report after a man Spat on one of them

Chris Brown's home has been visited by the police after being called in following an alleged battery involving his security team. The police were called in to Chris Brown's San Fernando Valley home after a man came riding up to the property on a motorbike. After the singer's security lit the guy up with a flashlight to figure out if he was a guest or just someone cruising the neighborhood, they stopped him and asked why he rode up to the house. TMZ reported that the man who got irritated while being questioned, spat in the guard's face and rode off into the night. The Los Angeles Police took a battery report, but so far no arrests have been made. This is at least the third time in 5 months, cops have been called to Chris' home. LAPD broke up his massive birthday party i...
We Don’t Detain Citizens on order of Powerful People – DSS
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We Don’t Detain Citizens on order of Powerful People – DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS) has said it does not detain citizens on the order of powerful people. DSS spokesperson, Dr. Peter Afunanya in a statement titled: “Re: Beyond Abba Kyari’s Indictment” and released on Thursday August 5 in reaction to an opinion in a newspaper where it was alleged that “hundreds of innocent citizens are currently languishing in Police and State Security Services (SSS) detention centres across the country, following arrests ordered by powerful men and women", alleged that Mr. Olusegun Adeniyi was misinforming, inciting, and should be withdrawn. The DSS which reiterated that it is doing so much for the country, maintained that it shouldn't be ran down at the slightest opportunity but supported. The statement read;   “Dear Mr. Olusegu...
Governor Sanwo-Olu arrests machete-wielding criminals in Ojota
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Governor Sanwo-Olu arrests machete-wielding criminals in Ojota

The war against criminality in Lagos State has gone a notch higher as the State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu personally arrested a gang of suspected criminals, which specialises in harassing motorists and road users in traffic. The gang of suspected criminals met their waterloo Monday morning, July 12, while attempting to unleash terror on a motorist around Ojota in-bound Alausa. Help however came for the motorist as Governor Sanwo-Olu's convoy approached the scene to rescue him from the three machete-wielding criminals who were at the time, trying to forcefully drag him out of his vehicle. The security personnel attached to the Governor swooped on the suspects, retrieved the dangerous weapons from them and arrested the three of them. It would be recalled that Gover...
UAE allegedly suspend direct employment visa for Nigerians over rising crimes
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UAE allegedly suspend direct employment visa for Nigerians over rising crimes

The United Arab Emirates government has allegedly suspended Direct Employment Visa for Nigerians, as a result of the increasing rate of crimes involving Nigerians in the Middle-East country. SaharaReporters reports that the UAE police are currently in search of more Nigerian nationals and conducting raids and arrests to get them jailed. A source said “We all are shouting that our country is bad, and that our government is not rising to our needs, which is true, but our reputation abroad is also fast declining due to our character. “Two weeks ago, some Nigerians killed one another for selfish reasons at Sharjah, and another one just happened here in Abu Dhabi, when some guys went to an Arab man’s house, killed him, his wife and took away a huge amount of money from them. “T...
Update: 18-year-old man Charged with Conspiracy to Murder over Shooting of British BLM activist, Sasha Johnson
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Update: 18-year-old man Charged with Conspiracy to Murder over Shooting of British BLM activist, Sasha Johnson

An 18-year-old London man has been charged with conspiracy to murder in connection with the shooting of British Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson, who remained hospitalised in critical condition. Johnson, a 27-year-old mother of three and vocal equal rights campaigner, was shot in the head at a house party in south London last Sunday. On Friday, London's Metropolitan Police said Cameron Deriggs has been charged with conspiracy to murder in connection with the shooting. Deriggs was among five men arrested Wednesday on suspicion of attempted murder in the case. He and two others were also arrested on suspicion of affray (a group fight) and possession with intent to supply Class B drugs. The youngest of the group, a 17-year-old, was arrested on suspicion of possess...
Woman Fighting for her life after she was Beaten, Gang Raped and Left hanging naked from an electricity pole in India
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Woman Fighting for her life after she was Beaten, Gang Raped and Left hanging naked from an electricity pole in India

A woman is reportedly fighting for her life after she was beaten, gang raped and left hanging naked from an electricity pole in India. The victim was left for dead after she was reportedly ambushed by a group of men as she went to an open toilet during a wedding celebration at her home. She was later found hanging from the pole in the village of Chakhabib Rudhiya in the northern state of Bihar on Tuesday, May 25. Villagers rushed her to hospital after she was discovered unconscious and in a critical state. It has been reported that the woman was targeted after she used an open toilet. Acccording to India Today, she was allegedly dragged away by the men who took her to a deserted area where she was raped and beaten. The men allegedly threatened to kill her if she resis...
Youths and Suspected Yahoo boys Stage Protest in Osogbo,Accuse EFCC Officials of Extortion
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Youths and Suspected Yahoo boys Stage Protest in Osogbo,Accuse EFCC Officials of Extortion

There is tension in Osogbo, the Osun state capital as youths and others believed to be suspected internet fraudsters popularly known as ‘Yahoo Yahoo boys’ staged a protest over repeated arrests carried out in the city by operatives of the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC). EFCC operatives had stormed Adetunji Estate and Hallelujah Estate in Osogbo to arrest suspected internet fraudsters on Monday night May 17 but were prevented by youths in the area who stopped them from allegedly taking away 20 vehicles belonging to the suspects. This morning, the suspected internet fraudsters stormed Lameco Junction and Dele Yes Sir Junction to make bonfires and mount roadblocks. See more photos and video from the protest below...  
“I Won’t Apologize” Businessman who Organized Naked Models Stunt on Skyscraper Balcony in Dubai Speaks
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“I Won’t Apologize” Businessman who Organized Naked Models Stunt on Skyscraper Balcony in Dubai Speaks

    The businessman who masterminded the naked women stunt in a skyscraper balcony in broad daylight has said he doesn't want to apologize for his action. Weeks ago, naked women were pictured posing on a balcony in conservative Dubai. This caused outrage and the authorities got involved. It led to arrests of the women for "public debauchery. Another snap from the Dubai apartment that day showed a balding, bespectacled, middle-aged man playing piano surrounded by 21 stark-naked women. Speaking to The Sun, US businessman Vitaliy Grechin, 41, who is the mystery man in the photo with the women, said he masterminded the stunt that shocked and titillated the world. Vitaliy, who is wealthy, picked up the tab for the $13,500 (£9,700) all-expenses-paid trip fo...
EFCC Arrests 33 Suspected Yahoo Boys In Abeokuta
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EFCC Arrests 33 Suspected Yahoo Boys In Abeokuta

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan Zonal Office, has arrested 33 suspected Internet fraudsters in Abeokuta, Ogun. This is contained in a statement signed by the EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, and made available to newsmen on Thursday in Ibadan. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted the spokesman as saying that the suspects were arrested by the operatives of EFCC on Tuesday at Adigbe, Oloke, Ibara Housing Estate Extension, and Idi Ori areas of Abeokuta. He said that the arrest, followed actionable intelligence earlier received on their alleged criminal activities of the suspects. Uwujaren said that items recovered from the suspects include: 18 cars, mobile phones, laptops, and several other incriminating documents. He said that the suspects...
SSS Arrests Usman Bugaje For Criticising Buhari’s Handling Of Insecurity
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SSS Arrests Usman Bugaje For Criticising Buhari’s Handling Of Insecurity

The State Security Service has held Usman Bugaje for criticising the Buhari administration’s handling of insecurity across the country. Mr Bugaje, a politician and scholar, was held by state agents after appearing on AIT, Peoples Gazette learnt. He has been at the secret police’s custody since 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, sources said. Mr Bugaje added his voice to growing concerns amongst Nigerians about insecurity. The politician had previously condemned Mr Buhari’s failure to tackle the economy, as well as his sectional appointments. It was not immediately clear whether the SSS would release Mr Bugaje today. A spokesman for the service did not immediately return a request seeking comments from The Gazette. Mr Bugaje’s arrest came barely a few weeks after the SSS invited then ...
NCC Arrests 5 Suspects For Fraudulent Registration Of SIM Cards
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NCC Arrests 5 Suspects For Fraudulent Registration Of SIM Cards

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has arrested no fewer than five suspects for allegedly engaging in fraudulent registration and sale of Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards. The Director Public Affairs, NCC, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, said the arrest was part of the commission’s routine enforcement activities to rid the industry of criminal elements. Adinde said that the hitch-free operation was carried out by a team from the Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Department of the commission. He added that the team jointly carried out the assignment with operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC). He said the suspects who were arrested in the Wuse area were subseq...
Army Raids Imo Communities, Arrests Youths, Residents Over IPOB, ESN Membership
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Army Raids Imo Communities, Arrests Youths, Residents Over IPOB, ESN Membership

The Nigerian Army has deployed its personnel to some Imo State communities to carry out raids, discreet searches and arrests of youths and residents who are suspected to be linked to the Indigenous People of Biafra and its security arm, the Eastern Security Network. Multiple sources told SaharaReporters that the military personnel, suspected to be led by the 34 Artillery Brigade, Owerri, since Sunday have been arresting male residents and youths, particularly in Oguta and Ohaji communities and clamping them into vans and taken to unknown destinations. “We have been getting distress calls from our relatives and people that the army sent its men to surround communities in Ohaji, Osu, Agwa and Izombe. They have been abducting some male youths It is an abduction because nobody a...
EFCC Arrests Former Zamfara Governor, Abdulaziz Yari
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EFCC Arrests Former Zamfara Governor, Abdulaziz Yari

Former Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, has been detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), over alleged illegal financial dealings and misappropriation of funds. Yari, who was arrested on Tuesday by operatives of the anti-graft agency, was taken to the Sokoto office of the commission where he was detained after being drilled for hours. EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, who confirmed the arrest and detention of Yari, said the ex-governor was interrogated for over seven hours before he was detained. Another official of the EFCC, who confirmed the development, said due to the enormity of the corruption charges against Yari, he may have to be in the commission’s custody for at least one week while investigations go on. “The cases involving ex-gov...
Woman in her 20s Allegedly Raped by Gang of Men in Manchester park
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Woman in her 20s Allegedly Raped by Gang of Men in Manchester park

Police are hunting for a group of men who allegedly raped a woman in her 20s. Officers were called to a report of the rape of a woman in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester after 12.30 am earlier today, April 20, in what officers have described as a 'random and sickening attack'. Pictures from the scene show a play area in the park has been taped off with heavy police presence around the scene. No arrests have been made, and officers are appealing to anyone with information to get in touch. Chief Inspector Cara Charlesworth, of GMP's City of Manchester South Division, said: 'A truly horrendous incident took place last night and we are supporting the victim at this awful time with our specialist officers. 'At this stage this appears to have been a random and sickening att...
Ramadan: Kano Hisbah Arrests Three Males, Eight Females For Not Fasting
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Ramadan: Kano Hisbah Arrests Three Males, Eight Females For Not Fasting

The Kano State Hisbah Board said it has arrested some youths in the state for eating in the daytime during the Ramadan, which proves that they were not observing the fast, which is compulsory for healthy adults. The Director General of the Hisbah board, Dr. Aliyu Musa Kibiya, said those arrested in different parts of the state included three males and eight females. “We will investigate and if they have cogent reasons we will release them. Those found wanting will however be enlightened and even prosecuted if need be,” Dr. Kibiya said. He said a woman should not be seen eating in public during fasting, “for whatever reason,” adding that the board will arrest anyone found to be eating during the day. “Fasting is compulsory for healthy, adult Muslims in the month of Ramadan e...
Two Arrested in Rivers with Substandard Ponmo from Madagascar
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Two Arrested in Rivers with Substandard Ponmo from Madagascar

The Rivers State Government says it has intercepted a truckload of suspected substandard animal hide, popularly called ponmo, in Onne, Eleme Local Government Area of the state, that were imported into the country from Madagascar. The state Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr Fred Kpakol, who disclosed this to newsmen, said two persons who accompanied the products to the country have been arrested. “We got a tip-off that some canda meat that was imported found its way into the state. We went in and found out that it had come in from the Onne Port. It’s was a container full of canda meat. We were able to intercept it and took it to the area command. When it was opened, it was discovered that it was adulterated and stinking. “From the import paper, we found out that it came in from Ma...
Civil Defence Arrests 50 Herdsmen For Bearing Arms
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Civil Defence Arrests 50 Herdsmen For Bearing Arms

  Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, have arrested 50 arms-bearing herdsmen. “We arrested 50 illegally armed herdsmen and realised that some of them are into cattle rustling and kidnapping,’’ Commandant-General of the NSCDC, Dr Ahmed Audi, said on Wednesday in Abuja. He made the declaration while presenting licences to private guard operators. “The armed herdsmen were arrested in Ekiti, Borno and Cross River states and in some other parts of the country,’’ he said. Audi added that the arrest of the illegally-armed herdsmen shortly after his assumption of office was an indication of his determination to reposition the corps for optimal delivery on its core mandate. “It is part of our mandate to settle disputes between herdsmen and f...
Amotekun Arrests Two Kidnappers, Rescues Three Travellers In Ondo
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Amotekun Arrests Two Kidnappers, Rescues Three Travellers In Ondo

Two suspected kidnappers have been arrested by the personnel of the Ondo State Security outfit codenamed Amotekun after a failed abduction of three church travellers during the Easter festivity. The suspects were arrested along Ifira-Akoko-Idoani road in Ose council area of the state. Vanguard gathered that the three travellers rescued by Amotekun personnel include Adewale Adebisi, 52; Miss Ahan Mary, 21 and Miss Ladi Bude, 23. They were reportedly kidnapped at gunpoint while travelling with other church members from Benue State to Akure, the Ondo State capital. Reports had it that the unsuspecting driver of the bus decided to stop on the highway after they were flagged down by the abductors, who pretended to be motorists whose vehicle had a mechanical fault. The victims...
EFCC Arrests 400 Yahoo Boys And Girls In 3 Months ― Bawa
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EFCC Arrests 400 Yahoo Boys And Girls In 3 Months ― Bawa

The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa today disclosed that the Commission arrested more than 400 young Nigerians for internet-related fraud in the first three months of the year. He made the disclosure in his office while receiving a delegation from the University of Abuja led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abdulrasheed Na ‘Allah. According to the EFCC Chair, “From January 2021 to date, we have arrested more than 400 Nigerians suspected to be involved in various cybercrime or advanced fee fraud-related offences and that is to tell you how huge the problem is.” He added that “less than 48 hours ago we arrested 18 individuals in Abuja”. Among those arrested, he said, are students of tertiary institutions. While bemoaning the...
EFCC Arrests 34 Yahoo Boys In Ibadan, Lagos
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EFCC Arrests 34 Yahoo Boys In Ibadan, Lagos

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested a total of 34 suspected internet fraudsters, also known as Yahoo Yahoo Boys. They were apprehended in separate operations in Ibadan, Oyo state and Lagos. Twenty four of the suspects, most of whom claimed to be undergraduates, were rounded up today April 1, 2021 at their hideout in Apete area of Ibadan, Oyo State by operatives from the Ibadan Zonal Office of the Commission. The suspects are, Isiaka Quadri Olawale, Ojubanire Akindimeji Abdulquadri, Shobowale Michael Morenikeji, Adeyemi Yusuf Ekundayo, Alabi Gift Jesse, Owolabi Yakubu Josebh, Olasupo Ogooluwa Ayomide, Emmanuel Segun Omogbolahan, Mufutau Sarafa Adewale, and Adekunle Habeeb Olamilekan. Others are, Usman Abdullahi Olamilekan, Adurota Emmanuel Tosin, Adek...
Nigerian Beauty Queen/PhD Student, 24, Shot Dead in US
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Nigerian Beauty Queen/PhD Student, 24, Shot Dead in US

A former Nigerian beauty queen and doctorate student has been shot dead while sitting in her car in front of her family's home in Philadelphia. Najeebat Sule, 24, who was known to her loved ones as Najee, was killed as she was texting a friend in her Toyota shortly before 6pm on March 12, just steps away from her residence in the 8800 block of Frankford Avenue. At the moment, police have not found a motive and have made no arrests,  leaving Najeebat's family and friends searching for answers. They have also gone into hiding for fear of their own lives. "I can’t think of anything that would make anyone want to kill her," Najeebat's close friend Habibat Magaji, told the Philadelphia Inquirer. Magaji was among the last people to have seen Najeebat alive before she was shot...
EFCC Arrests Female Internet Fraud Suspect In Delta State
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EFCC Arrests Female Internet Fraud Suspect In Delta State

Operatives of the Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday March 26, 2021 arrested one Queen Jonathan, for suspected internet fraud in Oghara, Delta State. 24-year-old Jonathan is alleged to be involved in Bitcoin Scam. She presented herself as one Sophia Rodriguez, an expert in Bitcoin, on Instagram, to defraud unsuspecting victims. Items recovered from her include an Infinix Hot 8 mobile phone. The suspect has made useful statement and will be arraigned in Court as soon as investigation is completed.
EFCC Arrests Mother And Son For Alleged ₦50 Million Internet Fraud
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EFCC Arrests Mother And Son For Alleged ₦50 Million Internet Fraud

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

Officials of Hisbah in Kano state have invaded some off-campus hostels of the Bayero University in Kano, arresting students of the opposite sex found in the same room. SaharaReporters gathered that the incident happened on Wednesday night at Danbare, a small community directly opposite the university’s gate. It was learnt that the Islamic police broke into the students’ rooms and took them to their office. A source said the operation by the state religious body sparked off tension in the neighborhood as other students kept vigil all through the night out of fear of the unknown. Despite condemnation from Nigerians, Hisbah group has continued its push for Islamic agenda in the North. The agency established to enforce Sharia law in some states in the region recently banned ...
ICPC arrests Ex-JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ojerinde over N900m Pencil & Eraser Fraud
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ICPC arrests Ex-JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ojerinde over N900m Pencil & Eraser Fraud

ICPC has arrested a former Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Dibu Ojerinde, for allegedly misappropriating N900 million. Professor Ojerinde, who was arrested on 15th March, 2021, in Abuja, by operatives of ICPC, is alleged to have committed multiple frauds while heading JAMB and the National Examination Council (NECO).He has been detained by the Commission for questioning over allegations of multiple identities, abuse of office, money laundering, tax evasion and making false statements to public officials. He has been detained by the Commission for questioning over allegations of multiple identities, abuse of office, money laundering, tax evasion and making false statements to public officials. The former JAM...
EFCC Arrests 19 Yahoo Boys In Abuja, Abeokuta And Ibadan
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EFCC Arrests 19 Yahoo Boys In Abuja, Abeokuta And Ibadan

Luck ran out on a syndicate of 13 cybercrime suspects on Thursday March 11, when operatives of the Abuja Zonal Office of the EFCC raided their hideouts and apprehended them. Five of the suspects were picked up at an N8m a year apartment in Gilmore Estate, Jahi, while the other eight were arrested at Katampe Extension, all in Abuja. The breakthrough followed actionable intelligence on their alleged criminal enterprise. Incriminating items recovered from them include iPhones, laptops, gaming consoles, 1 Toyota Avalon and a Lexus SUV. The suspects have given valuable information and will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded. IBADAN Court Jails Six for Internet Fraud The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, on Wednes...
EFCC Arrests 29 Yahoo Boys In Awka
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EFCC Arrests 29 Yahoo Boys In Awka

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Enugu Zonal office on Tuesday March 9, 2021 arrested 29 (Twenty Nine) suspected internet fraudsters for various offences bordering on cyber Crimes at a hideout in Awka, Anambra State. The arrest was sequel to credible intelligence obtained by the Commission on their nefarious activities necessitating an extensive surveillance on them before they were arrested in the early hours of March 9. The arrested suspects are; Izuchukwu Precious Chinonso, Izuchukwu Chukwuebuka Goodness, Ogu Chukwuebuka Kingsley, Iheagwam Sixtus Chijoke, Igwemadu Kenechukwu Emmanuel, Joseph Igwe, Ilegbukem Justin, Ilegbunem Paschal Onyeka, Paul Okoye, Muolokwu Osita, Okechukwu Ifeanyichukwu, Nnamdi Agbo, Chinyeluba Ifeanyi and  Mbanugo Ifeanyi...
EFCC Raids Yahoo Boys’ Hideouts In Ekiti, Arrests 37
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EFCC Raids Yahoo Boys’ Hideouts In Ekiti, Arrests 37

Operatives of the Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, March 8, 2021, arrested 37 internet fraud suspects, also known as ‘Yahoo-Yahoo Boys’ in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State. The arrest was sequel to series of intelligence reports on the alleged criminal activities of some internet fraudsters operating in the area. Officers of the Commission had carried out series of discreet surveillance on the nature of activities going on in the area which established that the location where the suspects were rounded up is a hideout for fraudsters.
NDLEA Arrests Suspected Drug Trafficker With 3 Parcels Of Cocaine At MMIA
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NDLEA Arrests Suspected Drug Trafficker With 3 Parcels Of Cocaine At MMIA

Operatives of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has arrested Hassan Bishi Taiwo with three parcels of cocaine concealed in a false bottom created in his suitcase. NDLEA operatives also intercepted narcotics billed for US, China, UAE; recovers cocaine, heroin in monarch’s palace. This was contained in statement by Femi Babafemi, Director, Media & Advocacy, NDLEA Headquarters, Abuja, on Monday. The statement, preliminary investigations revealed that Hassan who was intercepted at the E-Arrival hall of the MMIA at the weekend upon arrival on board Ethiopian airlines at 1:30pm Friday, has been plying the illicit trade through the middle east routes for sometime. According to the Commander, MMIA Command of ...
Lagos CP Fires DPO, Officers For Allowing Clubbing; Arrests 41 Clubbers
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Lagos CP Fires DPO, Officers For Allowing Clubbing; Arrests 41 Clubbers

DPO Ajao Estate Division and his senior officers in the Division have been redeployed to yet to be disclosed offices in the state for allowing night clubbing at Garbana Club on Sunday, 7th March, 2021. The command had arrested 41 clubbers at the club between 1.40am and 2.30am. The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State made the pronouncement while addressing officers Area Commanders and DPOs at the POWA Hall, Oduduwa Ikeja, on Monday, 8th March, 2021.
OPC Captures, Arrests Iskilu Wakili And His Fulani Squad
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OPC Captures, Arrests Iskilu Wakili And His Fulani Squad

The notorious herdsman terrorising communities in Ibarapa and Oke-Ogun areas of Oyo State, Iskilu Wakili, has been arrested. The Nation learnt he was arrested on Sunday morning in Igangan in Ibarapa North Local Government. Wakili had been alleged to have masterminded the killings and abductions in the communities. He was arrested by men of the Odua Peoples Congres s(OPC). Kehinde Aderemi, Special Assistant on Media to Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams Adams, confirmed his arrest. The pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere commended OPC for the development. Its National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, in a statement on Sunday, said: “Afenifere gives tremendous commendation to OPC under Iba Gani Adams for the arrest of iskilu Wakili...
EFCC Arrests 13 Suspected Internet Fraudsters In Lagos
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EFCC Arrests 13 Suspected Internet Fraudsters In Lagos

Operatives of the Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on March 2, 2021 arrested 13 persons for their alleged involvement in cyber-crime. They are: Idris Ridwan, Shonnaike Adejumobi, Afeez Kareem, Adedire David, Muodozie Patrick, Abidemi Smart, Damilare Gabriel, Foluwako David, Adeleye Smart, Jimoh Olaitan, Olabode Thomas, Akinseye Mayowa and Macaulay Olawale. They were arrested at their hideout at Gabriel Ajawa Close, Lekki, Lagos, following credible intelligence on their alleged criminal activities. They will soon be arraigned in Court. In a related development, the Lagos Zonal Office secured the conviction and sentencing of five internet fraudsters before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of a Special Offences Court , Lagos State High Court, I...
Kano Hisbah Arrests 2 Men For Sending Porn To A Married Woman
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Kano Hisbah Arrests 2 Men For Sending Porn To A Married Woman

The Kano State Hisbah Board has arrested two men suspected of sending pornographic materials to a married woman. A statement issued by the board’s spokesman, Lawan Ibrahim, on Monday in Kano, said the suspects were traced and arrested after the woman lodged a complaint with the board. The statement said that the married woman had informed the board’s officials that she did not know those sending the messages to her phone. It said that the Commander-General of the board, Harun Ibn-Sina, ordered full investigation into the matter. “The board collected the phone numbers from her which led to the arrest of the two men at Unguwa Uku in Tarauni Local Government Area. The young men are between the age of 20 and 21. “We have summoned their parents to speak with them and for them...
OPC, NSCDC Arrests 4 Suspected Kidnappers In Ibarapa, Oyo State
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OPC, NSCDC Arrests 4 Suspected Kidnappers In Ibarapa, Oyo State

Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) arrested four suspected Kidnappers in Ibarapa, area of Oyo state. The group under the supervision of the Oyo state coordinator of the Gani Adams-led OPC, comrade Rotimi Olumo, also made huge progress with the arrest of the second in command to the dreaded Kidnapper, Wakilu, Isiaka Muhammadu was also arrested. The arrest was made around 1 pm today, while the OPC was on a search mission for the dreaded Wakilu that had been terrorizing the entire area. Muhammadu, who was arrested around 5 pm had given vital information that might lead to the arrest of the kingpin. The suspected Kidnappers had been a thorn in the flesh of the residents of the community.
EFCC Arrests Medical Doctor, 17 Other Alleged Internet Fraud Suspects In Owerri
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EFCC Arrests Medical Doctor, 17 Other Alleged Internet Fraud Suspects In Owerri

Operatives of the Uyo Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 arrested a 28-year-old medical practitioner, Chijioke Precious and 17 others over alleged internet fraud in Owerri, Imo State. The 17 others whose ages range between 21 and 34 are; Anthony Joshua, Henry Mezie, Chukwuebuka Ahiwe, Michael Chinagorom, Jossy Irokwe, Ibe Chukwuebuka, Iroadinma Chibuike, Uchechukwu Divine and Nwosu Emmanuel. Others include Kenneth Williams, Mmesoma Oparanozie, Chikezie Ogochukwu, Uchenna Ejiogu, Victor Chijioke, Chidera Cyprian, Chukwuebuka Precious and Anyaehie Kelvin. They were arrested based on intelligence around 1am on Wednesday at Umuguma area of "World Bank" in Owerri, Imo state. Recovered are 7 luxurious cars which includ...
Lagos State Police Command Arrests 8 Suspected Traffic Robbers
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Lagos State Police Command Arrests 8 Suspected Traffic Robbers

The Lagos Police Command in separate operations between Thursday night and early hours of Friday 12th February 2021, arrested eight ( 8 ) suspected traffic robbers in Ketu Area of Lagos State. Five of the suspects were arrested on Thursday, February 12, at about 1030pm, by a team of RRS operatives led by the Commander, Rapid Response Squad (RRS), CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi around Motorways end of Ketu while the other three (3) suspects were caught in the act by another RRS patrol team around 6am on Friday, February 12. A statement released by the spokesperson of the command, Muyiwa Adejobi, gave the names of the suspects as Olawuyi Olayinka, m, 27, Mayowa Adeleke, m, 17, Fa'izu Ado, m, 25, Segun Oluwatoyin, m, 27, Haruna Shuaibu, m, 29, Amos Abayomi, ,m 24, Monday Obayemi,m, 25 and Ok...
Policeman Arrests Passengers For Commenting On #OccupyLekkiTollGate Protest
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Policeman Arrests Passengers For Commenting On #OccupyLekkiTollGate Protest

Some police officers led by one Inspector A. O. Alaka harassed and allegedly arrested ladies in a commercial bus for talking about the #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest and the arrest of the protesters. The PUNCH gathered that the incident, which has led to an outrage on social media, happened around the Maryland area of Lagos State on Saturday. In a video obtained by The PUNCH, Inspector Alaka was seen asking other passengers in the bus to alight and ordering the driver not to move. He was also seen restricting the movement of the ladies as he sought assistance from other persons, suspected to be police officers. Our correspondent gathered that about 10 police officers later joined him at the scene of the incident. In the ensuing conversation, the ladies protested the police...
Lagos Police Arrests Landlady’s Daughter For Beating Male Tenant To Death
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Lagos Police Arrests Landlady’s Daughter For Beating Male Tenant To Death

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested one Ms Tina Essi, f, for the alleged murder of 49 year old Christian Akparie of No 26 Orijamogun Street, Oreyo, Ikorodu, Lagos. Police preliminary investigation revealed that on 31st January 2021, an argument, over the payment of Nepa Bill, ensued between the Landladys daughter, Ms Tina Essi and the deceased, both of the same address, which led to a fight. After the fight, the deceased had continually suffered severe pains but unfortunately, on Saturday 6th February 2021 at about 7am while the deceased was being rushed to the General Hospital, Ikorodu, he gave up the ghost. The police operatives attached to Ikorodu Division of the command were contacted and arrested the suspect immediately. The Commissioner of Police has ordered that...
NSCDC Arrests 30-Year-Old Man For Defiling 12-Year-Old Nasarawa Girl
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NSCDC Arrests 30-Year-Old Man For Defiling 12-Year-Old Nasarawa Girl

One Mohammed Sani, 30, has been apprehended by operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Nasarawa State for allegedly defiling a 12-year-old girl in the Angwatashi area of the Obi Local Government Area of Nasarawa state. Parading the suspect at the state headquarters of the NSCDC in Lafia on Tuesday, the Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr Saraju Muhammed, said Mohammed lured his victim into a secluded place on the pretext of buying sachet water from her and had carnal knowledge of her. It was gathered that when the victim came home, her parents reported the incident at the Angwatashi Police Station and the suspect was arrested. Recounting her ordeal to our correspondent in an exclusive interview immediately after the suspect was paraded, the victim...
EFCC Arrests Nine Yahoo Boys In Benin City
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EFCC Arrests Nine Yahoo Boys In Benin City

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Office today, Tuesday, February 9, 2021 arrested  nine suspected internet fraudsters in an early morning operation in Benin City,  Edo State. The suspects who were arrested following intelligence received by the Commission are Okosun Godspower, Imo Harry Hamilton, Efosa Desmond, Odiase Aifuwa, Idoko Onakpa, Dogìo Samson, Okukoje Godstime, Onuigbo Julius and Osamulu Sunday. Items recovered from them include laptop computers, mobile phones, a Toyota Camry car and a Luxus Jeep. The suspects have made useful statements and will be charged to court as soon as investigations are completed.
EFCC Arrests 14 For Internet Fraud In Lagos
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EFCC Arrests 14 For Internet Fraud In Lagos

Operatives of the Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested 14 persons following series of intelligence on their alleged fraudulent activities. They were arrested at 1004 Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos on Thursday, February 4, 2021. The suspects are: Akin Abiola Daramola, Stephen Augustine Terungwa, Oluwateru Abiodun Samson, Jeffrey Imariagbe Ehis, Uwajiala Odion Henry, Solomon Abidiran Pelumi, Adebayo Oluwatobi Isaac Olamide and Odunifa Joseph Opomulero. Others are: Adulkarim Samad Olalekan, Anne Davidson, Ibrahim Enakere Emmanuel, Abayomi Oluwagbenga Olowoake, Israel Jigah Sokoamtu, Oluwaseun Olajuwon Ibrahim and Isaiah Effiong They have been interrogated and will soon be arraigned in court.
Lagos Police Arrests 19 Suspected Cultists In Alakuko
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Lagos Police Arrests 19 Suspected Cultists In Alakuko

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has again renewed his vow to suppress any act of lawlessness and hooliganism across the length and breadth of Lagos State. The police boss made the assertion today, Monday 8th February, 2021, while addressing and deliberating on security issues with the Area Commaders and Police Mobile Force Commanders in Lagos State. The meeting centred on the general security and public safety of Lagos State as the command has recorded some acts of lawlessness in some areas of the state. He warned the Motorcycle operators, commercial drivers and Lagosians in general to respect the laws of the state and desist from attacking police personnel and other security operatives who are enforcing the Lagos State Traffic Regulations and COVID-19...
NDLEA Arrests Two Men with 3kg Cocaine at Lagos and Abuja Airports
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NDLEA Arrests Two Men with 3kg Cocaine at Lagos and Abuja Airports

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has arrested two men at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, and the  Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, with over three kilograms of cocaine. The NDLEA in a statement released, said Adeleke Kazeem Biola was arrested at the Lagos Airport with 1.5 kilograms of cocaine on Wednesday, during the outward clearance of passengers on Emirate airline to Dubai while a Lagos-based businessman, Onu Oluchukwu Friday, was nabbed with 1.527 kilograms of the illicit drug at the Abuja airport. According to the Commander, MMIA Command of the NDLEA, Ahmadu Garba, the suspect, Adeleke was intercepted at the departure hall of the Lagos airport with the hard drug neatly concealed in a false bottom of his travel bag. He acknowl...
NDLEA Arrests Businessman, 1 Other With 3.027kg Cocaine At Abuja & Lagos Airport –
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NDLEA Arrests Businessman, 1 Other With 3.027kg Cocaine At Abuja & Lagos Airport –

  The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a businessman at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja and another man at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, ‘with over three kilogramms of cocaine.’ The spokesman of the agency, Mr. Jonah Achema, said on Thursday in Abuja that while “Adeleke Kazeem Biola was arrested at the Lagos airport with 1.5 kilograms of Cocaine on Wednesday, 3 February 2021 during the outward clearance of passengers on Emirate airline to Dubai, a Lagos based businessman, Onu Oluchukwu Friday, was caught with 1.527 kilogramms of the illicit drug at the Abuja airport.” He quoted the Commander, MMIA Command of the NDLEA, Mr. Ahmadu Garba, as saying that the suspect, Adeleke “was intercepted at the d...

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