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Two suspected kidnappers killed in shootout with Kogi police
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Two suspected kidnappers killed in shootout with Kogi police

Operatives of the Kogi State Police Command have killed two members of a five-man kidnapping gang in a shootout on the Ajaokuta highway.   The suspected criminals who were in military uniform had blocked the road stopping vehicles until the men of the Anti-Crime Patrol team swooped on them and engaged them in fierce gun battle. Two of them were killed while three others escaped into the bush with gunshot injuries.   Chief Press Secretary to Kogi State Governor, Onogwu Muhammed, who confirmed the development in a statement issued to newsmen on Wednesday, June 9, said the police team are on the trails of the fleeing suspected kidnappers, combing bush areas around the location of incidence.   "The Police have in their possession items recovered from the cr...
Ahmed Gulak’s Death Calculated to Instigate the Northerners against the Igbos – Gov. Akeredolu
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Ahmed Gulak’s Death Calculated to Instigate the Northerners against the Igbos – Gov. Akeredolu

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has described the murder of Ahmed Gulak' as senseless and wicked, saying it was calculated to Instigate the Northerners against the Igbos. The former Presidential aide was murdered on his way to catch a flight at Sam Mbakwe International Airport. Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state openly condemned the greusome murder in a statement titled ; Ahmed Gulak; A Killing Too Senseless and Wicked. In his words he said, "The killing of the former presidential aide is calculated to instigate Nigerians against each other, particularly northerners against the igbos living outside the South-East. We must confront the enemies of the people with a view to neutralizing them. This is definitely not the time for political correctness. Banditry should no...
‘They Won’t go Free’- President Buhari asks Security Agencies to go after Ahmed Gulak’s killers
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‘They Won’t go Free’- President Buhari asks Security Agencies to go after Ahmed Gulak’s killers

President Buhari has expressed outrage and disgust over what he called "the heinous murder of Adamawa politician Ahmed Gulak in Owerri, Imo State by yet to be identified gunmen." Reacting to the development on Sunday, the President said the killers of the APC chieftain will not go free and has ordered the security agents to go after them. "I'm repulsed by such premeditated and gruesome murder of Gulak by evil people who are determined to undermine the peace, unity and territorial integrity of our country. Let me warn however that nobody or group of people who engages in such despicable acts should expect to go free. We will deploy all resources at our disposal to ensure that such callous and criminal elements are brought to justice.”a statement from Presidential aide, Garba Sheh...
Pastor Arrested for allegedly Raping his Friend’s 10-year-old Daughter in Delta
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Pastor Arrested for allegedly Raping his Friend’s 10-year-old Daughter in Delta

A 49-year-old pastor with the Deeper Life Bible Church, Jonah Agbenor, has been arrested for allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl in Delta state. It was gathered that the incident happened at Ekrokpe community in Ughelli South Local Government Area of the state. Human Rights activist, Israel Joe, who disclosed this on Tuesday, May 25, said the suspect is currently being detained at Otu-Jeremi Police Station. He further disclosed that the incident has left members of the community in shock as the accused happens to be a close friend to the father of the victim. Israel Joe wrote; "A 49 Years Old Deeper life Pastor Jonah Agbenor have allegedly defiled a 10 years old girl repeatedly. We have been on his trail since Thursday last week and he was finally arrested and he is curren...
Dead body of missing man found inside giant dinosaur statue
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Dead body of missing man found inside giant dinosaur statue

The dead body of a missing man was found trapped inside a giant dinosaur statue. Investigators believe the 39-year-old mistakenly dropped his phone in the statue then he became trapped when trying to retrieve it and died a slow death. However, there is no obvious indication as to how he originally entered the stegosaurus. His body was found when a disturbing odour from the papier-mâché figure in the Barcelona suburb of Santa Coloma de Gramenet was smelt by a father and son on Saturday, May 22. On closer inspection, the dad spotted the corpse through a crack in a rear leg of the statue, BBC News reports. He then called the police who said the man's family had reported him missing and no one else is understood to have been involved in his death. A spokesperson for l...
Avoid illegal Businesses using Religion – Police Warns Ebonyi Native doctors
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Avoid illegal Businesses using Religion – Police Warns Ebonyi Native doctors

Native doctors in Ebonyi state have been warned against providing charms for criminals in the state. Spokesperson of the police command in the state, Loveth Odah issued the warning on Friday May 14, days after the decomposed bodies of two young men were found in a shallow grave inside Uduku-Igbudu forest in Agubia, Ikwo LGA of the state. The victims were said to have been abducted and buried alive inside the forest. Odah said; “We went to the forest with experts and the bodies have been exhumed and handed over to their relatives for burial and police investigation is at the concluding stage. “Yes, citizens have the right to belong to any religion but when it involves illegality, that will not be allowed. “Avoid illegal businesses using religion, the police will arrest anyo...
Foreigner who Sold Over 450 Rifles to Bandits and 4 others Arrested in Zamfara
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Foreigner who Sold Over 450 Rifles to Bandits and 4 others Arrested in Zamfara

Five notorious suspects involved in banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling, and illegal possession of firearms have been arrested by the police in Zamfara. The suspects were paraded on Friday May 14 at the Police Headquarters in Gusau, the state capital. The state police spokesperson, Shehu Mohammed said the suspects were arrested as a result of the collaboration between the police and the state leadership of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN). Four AK-49 rifles, nine magazines, 960 live ammunition, and assorted charms were recovered from the suspects accused of terrorising various communities in Zamfara, Kaduna, Katsina States in the North West, and Niger State in the north-central part of the country. Amo...
Police confirm attack on Bende Police station in Abia1
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Police confirm attack on Bende Police station in Abia1

The Police Command in Abia has confirmed that hoodlums numbering at least 100, attacked Bende Station in Abia, leaving two operatives with gunshot wounds. MCI reported that the hoodlums set the station on fire at about 11pm on Wednesday. A source who spoke to newsmen said they heard sounds of gunshot around 10.45pm and when they rushed outside, saw the station on fire. “At that point, it dawned on us that the station was under attack so everybody began to scamper for safety,” the source said. Confirming the incident, the Spokesman of the state command, SP Godfrey Ogbonna, said two officers were shot in the leg by the attackers. Ogbonna said the attackers also burnt down the generator house and a multi-purpose building, belonging to Bende Local Government. He said the hood...
Notorious Criminal ‘Beleke’ Shot Dead by his Partner in Delta
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Notorious Criminal ‘Beleke’ Shot Dead by his Partner in Delta

A notorious criminal identified as Ugbaudu Williams, a.k.a Beleke, has been shot dead by his partner in crime in Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State. Acting spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Edafe Bright, who confirmed the incident on Friday in Warri, said the deceased and his accomplice, Desmond, now at large, went on a robbery mission at Ijomi village near Oghara. "On the 5/5/2021 at about 0405hrs, a distress call was received from an indigene of Ijomi village that in his compound at the above village, his dogs started barking signifying the presence of danger within the compound that he came out to inspect what was happening when he saw two armed boys," Edafe stated. "The DPO Oghara division deployed patrol team to the scene, ...
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.
Boxer, Félix Verdejo turns Himself in to Police After his Pregnant Lover is Drugged,Shot and Thrown off a Bridge
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Boxer, Félix Verdejo turns Himself in to Police After his Pregnant Lover is Drugged,Shot and Thrown off a Bridge

Boxer, Félix Verdejo turned himself in to federal agents on Sunday night, May 2, just hours after his pregnant lover, Keishla Rodríguez was found dead having been drugged, thrown off a bridge, and shot in the US territory’s capital of San Juan on Saturday. Keishla Rodríguez Ortiz's body was found in a lagoon two days after she was reported missing by her family. A criminal complaint filed by the FBI accuses Verdejo, 27, of punching Rodríguez in the face and injecting her with a syringe filled with a yet to be identified substance. Investigators allege Verdejo then bound her arms and feet with wire, tied a heavy block to her and threw her off a bridge at 8.30am on Thursday. Verdejo shot Rodríguez’s body with a pistol as he stood on the bridge, the federal com...
“Awka has Done the Worst ever” – Friends Mourn as Another young man is shot Dead by Suspected Cultists in Anambra
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“Awka has Done the Worst ever” – Friends Mourn as Another young man is shot Dead by Suspected Cultists in Anambra

A young man identified simply as Cubic has been shot dead by some group of people suspected to be cultists in Awka, the Anambra State capital. Details on the incident are still sketchy, however, it was gathered that the man was killed on Saturday night, May 1, 2021. Meanwhile, friends and colleagues have taken to Facebook to mourn the deceased, with many calling for a solution to the incessant cult killings in the state capital. One Francis Nonso: "My hands keep shaking as i type RIP to you. Awka has done the worst ever. Farewell Senior man. Farewell Fashion lord. Farewell Cubic" "Rest in peace master cubic , Rip sure guy , Rip fashion master. God is about to fight for you.I saw some group of people raising to avenge for you . I saw where Awka is on fire more than the way i...
Man Charged With Over 300 Counts of Incest for ” Sexually Assaulting a Juvenile Relative for six years”
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Man Charged With Over 300 Counts of Incest for ” Sexually Assaulting a Juvenile Relative for six years”

A West Virginia man accused of sexually assaulting a juvenile relative for six years is now facing over 300 counts of incest. The accused,  Billie Gene Seabolt, 65, of Clendenin was arrested on Wednesday, April 28, according to a criminal complaint. A trooper responded to a call from Seabolt’s home saying another man had allegedly “made” the juvenile relative leave the home with him. The caller said they believed they had gone to a home in Kanawha County. The trooper then went to the other man’s home and spoke with him, his wife, and the juvenile, the complaint stated. The criminal complaint also states that the juvenile then allegedly told the trooper she had wanted to leave Seabolt’s home. The trooper said she briefly explained “things of sexual nature were taking place” ...
Rapper Kodak Black Pleads Guilty in Sexual Assault Case
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Rapper Kodak Black Pleads Guilty in Sexual Assault Case

American rapper, Kodak Black has pleaded guilty in a legal case stemming from his assault of a high school student in 2016. Kodak had been charged with allegedly sexually assaulting a teenage girl in February 2016 at a hotel. According to prosecutors, he pushed the girl into a wall and onto a bed before assaulting her, allegedly biting her breast and neck. However, Kodak who was in court Wednesday April 28, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of first-degree assault and battery in a plea deal. The rapper's attorneys, Bradford Cohen and Beattie Ashmore told TMZ that their client who was originally indicted on a felony charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, copped a plea to a lesser charge to put the case behind him. “Today Bill Kapri took a plea to the legal charge of...
Trump’s Lawyer, Rudy Giuliani’s Apartment Raided by FBI
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Trump’s Lawyer, Rudy Giuliani’s Apartment Raided by FBI

The New York Upper East Side apartment of Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, was raided by the FBI on Wednesday morning, April 28, in connection with the bureau's ongoing investigation into his dealings in Ukraine. Guiliani has been under investigation for more than two years in connection with the criminal case against Lev Parnas and three other associates. Parnas and another Giuliani associate, Igor Fruman, were accused of a straw donor scheme. Apart from the donor scheme, they also met with Giuliani and introduced him to Ukrainian officials, around the same time with Trump’s first impeachment where he was accused of pressuring Ukranaian president Zelensky to carry out investigations against then-Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in 2019. Giuliani, w...
Woman Ambushed and Shot dead her ex-girlfriend on NYC Street
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Woman Ambushed and Shot dead her ex-girlfriend on NYC Street

A woman was seen in a chilling video killing her ex-girlfriend on a Brooklyn, New York street. Nichelle Thomas, 52, was shot in the head just before 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, outside a bodega at Fourth Avenue and St. Marks Place in Park Slope. The shooting was captured on surveillance video. it shows a woman wearing all black running up behind the victim. The woman then pulls a gun and shoots the victim point-blank in the head before fleeing. Thomas is seen falling to the ground. She was pronounced dead at a hospital The suspect, Latisha Bell, accompanied by her criminal defense attorney, turned herself in at the 78th Precinct police station hours later. Police say the women used to be in a relationship. It isn't clear when they broke up. The fatal shooting was the ...
Robber Arrested after Giving Couple his ID When he Broke in and Stole their Money in Hotel
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Robber Arrested after Giving Couple his ID When he Broke in and Stole their Money in Hotel

Police have arrested a man after he allegedly left his ID after breaking into a hotel room in Manhasset, New York on April 16. Michael C. Lee, 29, allegedly entered another guest's room at the Travelodge hotel on Northern Boulevard at around 3 a.m. through their unlocked sliding glass window, according to CBS New York. The female guest, 33, called out to her boyfriend, 44, for help upon encountering Lee, Daily Voice reported. The couple demanded to know why he was in their room and asked for his ID. Lee willingly handed over his driver's license and fled the room without collecting it back. The woman informed the police after noticing her money was gone. Lee was arrested at 5:05 a.m. the same day without incident, according to authorities. He is charged with se...
Suspected Drug Dealer Arrested with Cocaine in Delta
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Suspected Drug Dealer Arrested with Cocaine in Delta

The Delta State Police Command has arrested one Obong Ebe for alleged possession of substances suspected to be cocaine. Spokesperson of the command, DSP Edafe Bright, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, April 16, said that the suspect was arrested by operatives of the Quick Response Team of the “A division” in Warri. "On 15/04/2021 at about 1500hrs as part of the Commissioner of Police Delta state CP Ari Muhammed Ali's resolve to take the battle to criminal elements by continuous raiding of black spots / criminal hideouts, the Divisional Police Officer a Division Warri CSP T.Y. Mahmud mobilized quick response team from ‘A’ Division Warri and stormed a black spot at Jeddo by Hausa Quarter." "One Obong Jeremiah Ebe (m) age 26yrs a native of Eseen Udim LGA of Akwa Ibom Sta...
Nurse charged for allegedly threatening to kill Kamala Harris
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Nurse charged for allegedly threatening to kill Kamala Harris

A 39-year-old nurse in the US state of Florida has been arrested for allegedly threatening to kill US Vice President Kamala Harris. Niviane Petit Phelps was arrested following an investigation by the US Secret Service. Acording to a criminal complaint filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, On March 3, Special Agent David Ballenger was notified of a threat to kill Harris. The threats were sent by Phelps to her incarcerated spouse in Wakulla Correctional Institution via JPay, a computer application that allows sharing of media between non-incarcerated and incarcerated people. A Secret Service special agent assigned to the case obtained the videos and photographs that were sent by Phelps to her spouse. "Niviane Petit Phelps knowi...
I Didn’t Know Doctors Were still being Paid N5000 Hazard Allowance Until COVID-19 Pandemic – Ngige
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I Didn’t Know Doctors Were still being Paid N5000 Hazard Allowance Until COVID-19 Pandemic – Ngige

Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige has said that he didn't know that doctors in the country were still being paid N5000 hazard allowance until the COVID-19 pandemic. Recounting how he and two others wrote the circular that brought in payment of hazard allowance to medical doctors in 1991 during an interview on NTA on Wednesday April 8, Ngige said the last time the hazard allowance was reviewed for all medical personnel was in 2009. He also accused the Nigerian Medical Association of abdicating its responsiblity and not making any move to ask for that allowance to be reviewed and adjusted. Ngige said; “The hazard allowance for medical doctors came on board in 1991 under circular 1 of 1991. There were three of us that wrote that circular. I was there as deputy director. “The di...
Thief is Woken by Police after he Fell Asleep on a Bed When he Broke into a House to Rob
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Thief is Woken by Police after he Fell Asleep on a Bed When he Broke into a House to Rob

A thief broke into a police officer’s house, then climbed into a bed and fell asleep. The incident took place on March 22 in the Nam Rorn sub-district of Wichianburi in Petchabun province in northeastern Thailand. Police sergeant Sakda Jiamprasert woke in the night at around 2am and heard the air-conditioner running in his daughter’s room. Remembering that his daughter had gone away for a few days, the police went outside and peeked into her bedroom window. There, Sakda saw the burglar, Athip Kinkhunthot, curled up in his daughter's bed, with his housebreaking tools next to him. Sakda immediately called for backup. Kinkhunthot, 22, had been fast asleep and was still drowsy when the police officers woke him up. According to Thai news site, The Nation, the bu...
Man Arrested for Defiling his 15-year-old Niece in Lagos
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Man Arrested for Defiling his 15-year-old Niece in Lagos

The police operatives attached to Festac Division arrested 43-year-old Jonas Nnubia, pictured above, for defiling his wife's niece (name withheld) at 1st Avenue, L Close, Festac, Lagos State. The victim who was taken to the police station in the company of some officials of the Child Protection Network, Lagos State, alleged that the suspect has defiled her severally and warned her not to disclose his criminal act to anyone. The victim has been taken to the hospital for necessary medical examination and attention in order to assist the police in carrying out their discreet Investigation into the matter. Confirming the incident to newsmen, the spokesperson of the state police command, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the state Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has directed that ...
NDLEA Arrests Drug Trafficker With N564m Heroin at Abuja airport
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NDLEA Arrests Drug Trafficker With N564m Heroin at Abuja airport

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted a drug trafficker, Goodluck Igbineweka Odeh, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, NAIA, with 2kilogramme of heroin, which has a street value of N564million, concealed in the lining of false bottom of his suitcase. Spokesperson of the agency, Femi Babafemi, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, April 4, said the 40-year-old suspect from Ikpoba Okha Local Government area of Edo state, was arrested at the departure lounge of the Abuja airport during an outward clearance of Ethopian aircraft 911 enroute Abuja-Addis Ababa-Italy. Under interrogation, Odeh claimed he has been living in Italy since 2015 when he got into the country through Libya. He said he works as a labourer in a farm in Italy with a...
Man who Broke into Kendall Jenner’s House to Swim Naked Breaks into Kylie’s after Jail Release
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Man who Broke into Kendall Jenner’s House to Swim Naked Breaks into Kylie’s after Jail Release

The man who was arrested after breaking into Kendall Jenner's home, and swimming naked in her pool, showed up in sister Kylie Jenner's home after his release from jail. Kendall got a temporary restraining order Thursday, April 1, against 27-year-old Shaquan King. Kendall Jenner states in legal documents that King made it onto her property early Sunday morning, March 28, removed his clothes and got into her pool before her personal security ordered him out, detained him and cops came to make an arrest. Kendall says only hours after his release from jail, King made his way to her sister, Kylie's gated community and was arrested Tuesday, March 30, for felony stalking. Kendall also details King's alleged criminal history in the documents, claiming he's been busted for kidnappin...
New York state police charges 7 year old boy with rape
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New York state police charges 7 year old boy with rape

The New York State Police has charged a 7 year old boy with rape. The unidentified child, from Brasher Falls near the US-Canada border, was charged with third-degree rape on March 23. Authorities said the incident was first reported on November 26 2020. The little boy has been released and will be tried as a juvenile delinquent according to reports. Under current state law, the minimum age of criminal prosecution is 7 . The incident reportedly occured on Thanksgiving in upstate New York. No further details have been released about the incident . The case will be handled in Family Court, according to the police. It is also not clear what relation, if any, the suspect and the victim are to one another. Anthony Martone, a Queens attorney who handles youth defens...
Libyan Army Raids Human Smuggling Dens, Arrest 16 Suspects, Rescues 85 Abducted African Migrants
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Libyan Army Raids Human Smuggling Dens, Arrest 16 Suspects, Rescues 85 Abducted African Migrants

Libyan Army on Sunday, March 21, raided human smuggling dens in Nessma town, south of Bani Walid, arrested 16 smugglers and freed 85 African migrants held in captivity. Brigade 444 said its forces had neutralized the hideouts which is about 200km from Tripoli and arrested the smugglers whom it said were criminals wanted by the authorities but had never been apprehended. The brigade added on Facebook that during the delicate "combat operation", its forces had freed 85 African abductees, in addition to ending the smugglers' kidnap, looting, and banditry in the area that were burdening the residents for a long time, seizing weapons and vehicles they were using. "Our forces are still working on ending such crimes in order to exact justice and reach every criminal hideout in the country....
It’s not Our Job to Negotiate with bandits – Governor El-Rufai says
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It’s not Our Job to Negotiate with bandits – Governor El-Rufai says

Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai has once again restated his position to never negotiate with bandits and kidnappers. Following the repeated attacks by criminals in some parts of the North, there have been calls by some Nigerians for government to negotiate with the criminals so they can lay down their arms. Cleric, Sheik Gumi, has been championing the calls for negotiations with bandits as well as granting them blanket amnesty. Speaking at an expanded meeting of the state security council today Tuesday, March 17, Governor El-Rufai said his job as governor is to enforce the law and help to prosecute people who commit offenses, and not negotiate with criminals like bandits. “We will not engage with bandits or kidnappers. Private citizens like clerics and clergymen can do so ...
Former Imo Governor, Ikedi Ohakim Discharged and Acquitted Over False information charge
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Former Imo Governor, Ikedi Ohakim Discharged and Acquitted Over False information charge

An Abuja High Court has discharged and acquitted former Governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim of a 3-count criminal charge preferred against him by the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed. The police chief had accused the ex-governor of giving false information against one Chinyere Amuchienwa. It was alleged that Ohakim lied that the lady threatened him with a gun and equally made a false claim of having a plot of land for sale in Lagos. The charge read: “That you Ikedi Ohakim, on or about the 23rd day of May 2019 at Asokoro, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court did unlawfully gave false information against one Chinyere Amuchienwa, that she threatened you with gun knowing it to be false and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 140 of the Penal ...
Gunmen Kill Policeman, Set Station Ablaze in Benue
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Gunmen Kill Policeman, Set Station Ablaze in Benue

. A policeman was killed by unknown gunmen in Tse Harga community of Katsina-Ala Local Government Area in Benue State, in the early hours of Thursday March 11. The gunmen who are suspected to be loyalists of the slain criminal kingpin, Terwase Akwaza popularly known as ‘Gana’, stormed the rural area at about 4:00 am, shot sporadically and also set several buildings including a police station and police pick-up van on fire. Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) however quelled the attack in collaboration with the Police. They reportedly killed one of the suspected bandits in a swift counter-response. Council Chairman of Katsina-Ala, Alfred Atera who spoke to Daily Trust confirmed the attack and also disclosed that one policeman was killed in the attack while the police station...
I Am Not A Criminal – Iskilu Wakili Breaks Silence
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I Am Not A Criminal – Iskilu Wakili Breaks Silence

The Fulani leader, Iskilu Wakili, who was arrested by members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) in Kajola, Ibarapa area of Oyo state on Sunday, has denied being involved in criminality. Speaking at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Iyaganku, Ibadan, Wakili challenged his accusers to come out in the open with their claims. He said he has never been involved in crime since he has been staying in Oyo for over 20 years. Wakili said he was at home on Sunday when he heard women among his household shouting that some armed men were approaching his house. “Two days after my return from hospital (in Cotonou, Republic of Benin), I was lying down because I was ill and suddenly some women came and started shouting that armed OPC men had come looking for me. “I asked the...
I Fainted Three Times after I was Arrested – Suspected Kidnap Kingpin, Iskilu Wakili
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I Fainted Three Times after I was Arrested – Suspected Kidnap Kingpin, Iskilu Wakili

Suspected kidnap kingpin, Iskilu Wakili has said that he fainted about three times while being taken to the police station after his arrest on Sunday March 7. Wakili who has been accused of being behind killings, kidnapping and other criminal activities in Ibarapa, Oke Ogun, Oyo State, was arrested by a joint team of Ibarapa security operatives, including Oodua Peoples Congress, Vigilante, and other groups. Recounting his experience at the State Criminal Investigation Department at Iyaganku, Ibadan, Wakili said he was alerted by the women in his compound of the presence of those who arrested him. He said; “I told them to run for their lives, but I stayed back, lying down because I was sick and unable to run. “I fainted several times before we got there. From the police sta...
#EndSARS: Lawyer who filed a lawsuit against Pastor Adeyemi, Aisha Yesufu, Davido, Falz and 47 others is fake and never called to bar – NBA
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#EndSARS: Lawyer who filed a lawsuit against Pastor Adeyemi, Aisha Yesufu, Davido, Falz and 47 others is fake and never called to bar – NBA

Kenechukwu Okeke, the self acclaimed lawyer who filed a criminal complaint before an Abuja Magistrate Court over the actions of 50 persons, including celebrities during the October 2020 EndSARS struggles has been found to be fake as confirmed by the Nigerian Bar Association. When the lawsuit against the #EndSARS protesters came up in court on Monday March 8, NBA Abuja Capital Chairman, Chukwuemeka Clement appeared as amicus curea (a friend of the court), while Kenechukwu Okeke appeared as a counsel for himself. One of the protesters Deji Adeyanju’s lead counsel, Samuel Ihensekhien informed the court that in view of the avalanche of court process filed by all parties in the case, there's need for a clear date to be taken by the honourable court to hear all pending applications. ...
Father and his Children Arrested Over Kidnapping in Ogun
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Father and his Children Arrested Over Kidnapping in Ogun

A kidnap syndicate made up of members of the same family have been busted by the Ogun state police command. Oweniwe Okpara from Delta State and three of his children, Samson Okpara, Bright Okpara and Eze Okpara were arrested after Ogun state commissioner of police, Edward Ajogun gave an order to the Area Commander and all the DPOs in Sagamu to fish out those behind the many kidnapping cases recorded in the area. Ogun State Police Spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspects were all arrested in Ajaka area of Sagamu for their roles in the kidnap of eight persons at different times. One Christian Ishaha who had accommodated them was also arrested. Oyeyemi said; “In the course of investigation, it was discovered that three other members of the family constituting the crimina...
Lagos police arrests man for unleashing his dogs on a female police officer
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Lagos police arrests man for unleashing his dogs on a female police officer

The Lagos state police command has arrested Adeyemi Abayomi, pictured left, a resident of No 115, Itire Road, Surulere, for allegedly unleashing his dogs to attack police operatives who came there to invite him after him to their station on Tuesday, March 2. The dogs bit a woman inspector, Atim Umoh. A statement released by Ademuyiwa Adejobi, said the incident occurred on Tuesday, 2nd March,  2021 at about 1130am when one madam Nneka Regina, of No 103, Lagos Street, Ebutte Meta, went to Surulere Division to complain against the criminal attitude of the suspect for illegally occupying her property at No 115 Itire Road, Surulere and threat to life. Adejobi said the police operatives attached to Surulere Division were sent to invite the suspect before he ordered his dogs to attack t...
Thousands of Fake Covid-19 Vaccines Seized in South Africa and China 
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Thousands of Fake Covid-19 Vaccines Seized in South Africa and China 

Thousands of fake COVID-19 vaccine doses have been seized in South Africa and China as Interpol warned the raids were 'only the tip of the iceberg.' The international police body said roughly 2,400 doses of fake coronavirus vaccines in 400 ampoules were seized with a 'large quantity' of face masks at a warehouse in Germiston, South Africa. Chinese police seized more than 3,000 fake vaccines after a raid on a manufacturing plant. Authorities also confirmed the arrest of 80 suspects at the scene following the raid. Interpol claimed it had received more reports of criminal vaccine distribution networks targeting nursing homes and other health bodies. Pictures from the South Africa raids showed boxes stacked up in a largely empty warehouse, and a box full of fake COVID-19 va...
Notorious Car Snatcher Nabbed in Nasarawa
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Notorious Car Snatcher Nabbed in Nasarawa

The Nasarawa State Police Command has arrested a notorious car snatcher, Faisal Salihu, at New Nyanya, Karu Local Government Area of the state. Spokesperson of the command, ASP Rahman Nansel, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, March 4, said the suspect snatched a Toyota Highlander from the owner at gunpoint. "On 03/03/2021 at about 2300hrs, information was received that one Toyota Highlander, Sky blue in colour with registration number: LSD 225 FD was snatched at gunpoint at Zuba in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja," the statement says. Upon receipt of the information, the Commissioner of Police, CP Bola Longe directed Police operatives of the Command to be on the lookout for the stolen vehicle and arrest the perpetrator of the act. "In compliance with t...
Native Doctor Follows Omoyele Sowore to Court in Abuja
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Native Doctor Follows Omoyele Sowore to Court in Abuja

There was a mild drama at the Wuse, Zone 2 Magistrate Court Abuja this morning March 2, as a traditional spiritual leader dressed in full regalia accompanied human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore in solidarity for the commencement of his trial. Sowore was arrested alongside four others on December 31m 2020, for organizing a candlelight procession and charged for alleged criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, and inciting public disturbance. The commencement of his trial was scheduled for today. The native doctor was seen waving his horsewhip and gourd in the air while chanting some incantations ahead of the commencement of trial.
Ex-Kebbi Senator, Umaru Tafidan Argungu arraigned for N419m alleged fraud in Sokoto
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Ex-Kebbi Senator, Umaru Tafidan Argungu arraigned for N419m alleged fraud in Sokoto

Umaru Tafidan Argungu, a former Nigerian senator has been arraigned for N419m alleged fraud in Sokoto. The 61-year-old was arraigned on Monday, March 1, before Justice Mohammed Mohammed of the Sokoto State High Court on one count charge of criminal misappropriation of public funds to the tune of N419, 744, 612. 30 (Four Hundred and Nineteen Million, Seven Hundred and Forty-Four Thousand, Six Hundred and Twelve Naira, Thirty Kobo). The former Senator who represented Kebbi North in the 6th Senate under the People's Democratic Party (PDP), is alleged to have diverted the said sum which was paid by the Sokoto State government as 40percent equity stake in Hijrah Investment Nigeria Limited, owners of Hijrah Textile Ltd. According to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, th...
Hushpuppi Hires Former Government Lawyer as Defence counsel
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Hushpuppi Hires Former Government Lawyer as Defence counsel

Ramon Abass also known as Hushpuppi has hired a top-rated criminal defence lawyer, Loius Shapiro to represent him in his trial in the United States where he is facing fraud-related and money laundering charges. Hushpuppi hired Shapiro after top Chicago lawyer Gal Pissetzky and California-based criminal defence lawyer Vicki Podberesky, withdrew their services as his attorneys. The duo had accused the former Instagram celebrity of refusing to communicate to them. After a Judge granted their withdrawal from the case on February 22, a request seeking the approval of Mr Shapiro as Hushpuppi's new defence counsel was granted on February 25. Premium Times reported that Mr Shapiro who earned his law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, began his career with the New York ...
He Asked For it – Woman Says after Being Caught Sleeping With a 13-year-old Boy
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He Asked For it – Woman Says after Being Caught Sleeping With a 13-year-old Boy

  A  yet-to-be-identified Greendale woman has been arrested after she was caught red-handed having sex with a 13-year-old boy at the teenager’s parents’ home in Houghton Park, Zimbabwe. The minor’s mother got the shock of her life when she returned home on Tuesday February 23, and caught her son being sexually abused by the woman. ­She immediately called the police, leading to the arrest of the accused. Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the arrest and also disclosed that investigations into the case were already underway and details will be released in due course. Nyathi said; “­The Zimbabwe Republic Police would like to confirm the arrest of a woman alleged to have been caught having sex with a minor in Houghton Park." Upon being intervi...
At Least 67 Dead in blood-soaked prison riots as gangs fight over power in Ecuador
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At Least 67 Dead in blood-soaked prison riots as gangs fight over power in Ecuador

At least 67 inmates have died in prison riots across Ecuador as inmates used blood and knives to attack each other. The violence was said to have broken out over a power dispute between criminal gangs, according to local media. In a tweet, Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno said gangs had carried out "simultaneous acts of violence in several prisons in the country". According to authorities, riots erupted in prisons in the cities of Guayaquil, Cuenca and Latacunga. Police General Commander Patricio Carrillo said on Twitter on Tuesday that additional security forces had been dispatched to the prisons to regain control of them following the riots. He added that the riots had involved high-security prisoners. Images and videos circulating on social media show inma...
El Chapo’s Wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro Arrested for Drug Trafficking
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El Chapo’s Wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro Arrested for Drug Trafficking

The wife of notorious Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera has been on drug trafficking charges. Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, was taken into custody on Monday, February 22, at Dulles International Airport. She is scheduled to make her appearance in federal court soon in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia via video conference. Aispuro is charged in a one count criminal complaint with a conspiracy to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin, five kilograms or more of cocaine, 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana, and 500 grams or more of methamphetamines for unlawful importation into the U.S., the Department of Justice said in a news release. She also allegedly helped Guzman Loera escape from a Mexican prison in 2015, the department said. Af...
”If the government continues this way, it will get to a stage where non-state actors will take over” – Bishop Onaiyekan kicks against dialogue with Bandits
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”If the government continues this way, it will get to a stage where non-state actors will take over” – Bishop Onaiyekan kicks against dialogue with Bandits

The former Catholic archbishop of Abuja, John Onaiyekan, has kicked against the idea of government and important personalities dialoguing with armed bandits.   Speaking after an ordination ceremony in Minna, Niger state, on Saturday, February 20, Onaiyekan warned that if the government continues to dialogue with criminal elements, it will get to a stage where non-state actors will take over.   In his words   “We should not be living in a country where you are always with your heart in your mouth when you are moving from one place to another, where children cannot study in peace in their schools and where bandits, whatever you call them, come from nowhere and cart away 20, 30 children and their teachers into the bush and sit somewhere and boast, calling for ...
Governor Matawalle Asks Nigerians to Disregard ‘not all bandits are Criminals’ Comment Attributed to him
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Governor Matawalle Asks Nigerians to Disregard ‘not all bandits are Criminals’ Comment Attributed to him

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state has asked Nigerians to disregard the 'not all bandits are criminals' comment attributed to him. The Governor's Special Adviser on Public Enlightenment, Media and Communications, Zailani Bappa admitted that Matawalle was at the presidential villa to brief President Buhari on the security situation in the state, but said he (Matawalle) tried to make clear his known view that not all Fulanis are criminals. He said; “He went on to explain the injustices meted on them such as rustling their cattle as reasons that pushed them to criminality. “If indeed he mentioned the word Bandits instead of Fulani, then it was an inadvertent mistake as common sense dictates that banditry cannot at any time be justified as a non-criminality. “We wish to...
Former Australian Swimmer and Olympian Scott Miller arrested for drug trafficking as police find £1.12m of meth hidden in candles
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Former Australian Swimmer and Olympian Scott Miller arrested for drug trafficking as police find £1.12m of meth hidden in candles

Ex-Australia Olympic swimmer, Scott Miller has been arrested by police and charged with running a drug trafficking syndicate, after £1.12million worth of methamphetamine, also known as 'ice' or meth was concealed inside candles in his home. Miller won a silver medal in the 100m butterfly at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, and bronze in Australia's 4x100m medley squad. Scott Miller, 45, and an accomplice were arrested in police raids in Sydney suburbs on Tuesday morning, February 16. Police saw methamphetamine, a kilo of heroin, other drugs and cash in the raids. A police spokesman described Miller as the head of a 'criminal syndicate' that sold ice across New South Wales in Australia. During the moment cops broke into the apartment during the raid, Miller reportedly found...
Beauty Queen Faces 50 Years in Jail after Being Accused of Being Part of a Kidnapping Gang
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Beauty Queen Faces 50 Years in Jail after Being Accused of Being Part of a Kidnapping Gang

A Mexican beauty queen is facing up to 50 years in prison after being arrested on suspicion of being part of a kidnapping gang. Laura Mojica Romero, 25, is currently being detained in Huatusco, a city in the Mexican state of Veracruz. She is one of three women and five men arrested by authorities. She was identified only by her first name in a statement released by investigators in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz. Ms. Mojica was described as one of 'eight alleged members of a criminal organisation specialising in kidnap' in the statement. Prosecutors said an elite anti-kidnap unit had acted to ensure there was 'no truce for people who cause serious harm to Veracruz' following their arrest. They added: 'The capture of Luis Antonio 'N'; Raúl 'N'; María del Ro...
SARS Officer Sentenced to Death for Killing Man and Stealing his N300k
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SARS Officer Sentenced to Death for Killing Man and Stealing his N300k

A State High Court in Benin City, Edo Sate, on Friday, Feb 12, sentenced a police constable, Joseph Omotosho, to death for conspiring with four other constables, who are currently at large, to kill a car dealer in 2015. The slain car dealer, Benson Obodeh, 26, was suspected by the police to belong to a criminal gang which allegedly stole a Peugeot car in Lagos. He was said to have been arrested at his home in Benin City on May 21, 2015, and tortured to death the same day by the five police officers. His corpse was dumped at the Specialist Hospital in Benin City, with a different name by one of the officers that killed him. The victim Mr Obodeh’s family wrote a petition to the inspector-general of police where they demanded an investigation, after searching for severa...
Stop Giving Ethnic Colouration to Crimes – FG
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Stop Giving Ethnic Colouration to Crimes – FG

The federal government has asked Nigerians to stop giving ethnic colouration to crimes. Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola who said this as he received a delegation from the Executive Intelligence Management Course (EIMC) 14 of the National Institute for Security Studies (NISS) on Friday February 12, averred that crime is evil to the nation and the morality of the African race and Nigeria in particular, abhors all forms of criminal activities. Aregbesola further asked the institute to think of how it could help Nigerians change the narrative of crime tied to a particular ethnic group and stop prioritising tension and heating up the polity unnecessarily. The statement read;   FG URGES NIGERIANS TO STOP ETHNOCISING CRIMES The Federal Government has called on Niger...
China Bans BBC World News From Broadcasting
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China Bans BBC World News From Broadcasting

Authorities in China have banned BBC World News from broadcasting in the country. The news follows a move by Britain's communications regulator to strip the state-run China Global Television Network (CGTN) of its broadcast license in the U.K. last week. The CGTN was also found in breach of British broadcasting regulations last year, for airing the footage of UK citizen, Peter Humphrey 'confessing to a criminal offence' after he was allegedly forced to do so. According to the state news agency Xinhua, China's National Radio and Television Administration said BBC World News "was found to have seriously violated regulations on radio and television management and on overseas satellite television channel management in its China-related reports which went against the requirements that ...
Prosecutors in Georgia open criminal investigation into Trump’s alleged attempt to influence election results
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Prosecutors in Georgia open criminal investigation into Trump’s alleged attempt to influence election results

A prosecutor in Fulton County, Georgia, has opened a criminal investigation into former US President Donald Trump's "attempts to influence the administration of the 2020 Georgia general election." In a letter sent Wednesday, February 10, to numerous Georgia state election officials, including Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, and obtained by the New York Times, Fulton District Attorney Fani Willis requested that Georgia officials preserve documents related to Trump's phone call last month in which he pushed Raffensperger to "find" votes to reverse his election loss. The investigation comes after Raffensperger's office launched its own probe into Trump's attempts to overturn the election, an inquiry that includes a review of both that call and another phone call the then-Pres...

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