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Tiffany Haddish smiles in mug shot following her arrest for DUI after allegedly falling asleep at the wheel
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Tiffany Haddish smiles in mug shot following her arrest for DUI after allegedly falling asleep at the wheel

Tiffany Haddish has been arrested and is facing a DUI charge in Peachtree City, Georgia. The actress and comedienne, 42, was allegedly found 'dozing in the driver's seat' of her car early on Friday morning, January 14, according to a report from TMZ. In her mugshot, Tiffany appeared unbothered as she could be seen smiling as she went makeup-free. The star has been in Georgia to shoot the film Haunted Mansion with co-stars Owen Wilson and Rosario Dawson for Walt Disney Productions. Officers told the site they believed that she had been smoking marijuana. The site also looked at her arrest record which noted she had posted $1,666 to bond to get out of jail around 6:30 AM. The arrest took place around 4 am eastern time in Georgia, it was claimed. Police approached...
DPO Celebrates Christmas with Detained Suspects in Akwa Ibom
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DPO Celebrates Christmas with Detained Suspects in Akwa Ibom

The DPO Uruan Divisional Police Headquarters, SP Felix Umache Ekpoudom, feted suspects in custody to celebrate Christmas. Ekpoudom gave the suspects food and drinks and sat with them while they ate. The DPO said his action isn't to encourage crime but to celebrate the birth of Christ with suspects while they wait for their cases to be processed.
Abuja Filmmaker Arrested for allegedly Impersonating Regina Daniels
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Abuja Filmmaker Arrested for allegedly Impersonating Regina Daniels

A filmmaker, Richard Slyvanus has been arrested for allegedly impersonating Nollywood actress, Regina Daniels. Sylvanus reportedly opened YouTube and Gmail accounts impersonating Regina Daniels, and also defrauded unsuspecting Nigerians to the tune of N1m. He was arrested after Daniels’ lawyer reported the matter to the police. Federal Capital Territory Police Command spokesperson, DSP Josephine Adeh confirmed the arrest. Adeh further revealed that the matter is still under investigation. She said; “Sylvanus is in our custody.  The police swung into action after getting a tip-off. He defrauded unsuspecting members of the public with an email, reginadanielsblasterjnr@gmail.com, and a Youtube account he opened to impersonate Regina Daniels. “There is no relationship between ...
Comedian Cute Abiola shares first photos on IG as he regains freedom from Naval custody
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Comedian Cute Abiola shares first photos on IG as he regains freedom from Naval custody

  Popular Instagram comedian, Abdulgafar Ahmad, popularly known as Cute Abiola, has shared his first post on his Instagram page hours after he was released from the custody of the Nigerian Navy. The comedian, who is also a Naval personnel, was picked up at his duty post (office) on November 14 for violating the Armed Forces Social Media Policy and has been in Naval detention. On December 3, he was granted a conditional release but was not given access to his family and lawyers. This evening, December 13, he was released to his family and given back his car keys. Cute Abiola who shared photos of himself on Instagram after his release, wrote; ''You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.  THANK YOU ALL''
Dowen college: Three of the students Sylvester Oromoni mentioned are currently in police custody – Lagos police commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu says
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Dowen college: Three of the students Sylvester Oromoni mentioned are currently in police custody – Lagos police commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu says

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos state, Hakeem Odumosu, says three students of Dowen College, Lekki Lagos are currently assisting the police in their investigation into the death of 11-year-old Sylvester Oromoni junior. Odumosu disclosed this in an interview with Channels TV. The police boss said three of the five students mentioned by Sylvester before he died are already in custody and cooperating with the police in their findings. Although Odumosu did not give the identities of those in custody, he insisted that they are key suspects. The police boss explained that the Command is set to go for the post mortem of the body in Delta state to ascertain the cause of death. He assured that police authorities in both Lagos and Delta State are keenly interested in the outcome of ...
Navy release Instagram comedian Cute Abiola after weeks in detention
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Navy release Instagram comedian Cute Abiola after weeks in detention

Actor and Instagram comedian, Abdulgafar Ahmad popularly known as Cute Abiola has been released from detention by the Navy. Abiola had been in detention for violating some of the codes of conduct of the security agency. Recall that Abiola was said to have been missing on Monday, November 15, 2021, when his colleague in the comedy industry, Debo Adedayo aka Mr Macaroni, raised the alarm that he was no where to be found after reporting at his office in Navy Town, Lagos, that same day. In a statement released on November 17, Suleman Dahun on behalf of the Chief of Navy Staff said the comedian was not missing but rather was in custody for breaching the Armed forces social media policy. He was detained for posting a video of himself in military uniform on social media, an act that ...
3 people killed, more injured in Michigan school shooting
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3 people killed, more injured in Michigan school shooting

Three students were killed and eight others were injured in a shooting Tuesday at Oxford High School in suburban Detroit, authorities said. The suspect, a 15-year-old sophomore, is in custody, Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe said at a news conference. A handgun was also found, he said. Hana St. Juliana, 14, and Madisyn Baldwin, 17, were killed in the shooting. Tate Myre, 16, died in a patrol car as deputies were taking him to the hospital, the Oakland County Sheriff's Office said late Tuesday. Eight others were seriously wounded, including a teacher, and taken to hospitals with various injuries, Sheriff Michael Bouchard said.  said. Three of the wounded students were in critical condition late Tuesday night, including a 15-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the head and ...
There is no basis begging Buhari to release Sunday Igboho – Afenifere
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There is no basis begging Buhari to release Sunday Igboho – Afenifere

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has reacted to calls by some Nigerians, urging the group to emulate Igbo leaders and approach President Muhammadu Buhari for the release of the Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho who is currently in the custody of the authority of Benin Republic. Recall that stakeholders in the Southeast recently met President Buhari, appealing to him to release the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who is also in custody of the Department of State Services, DSS. The president had assured the leaders that though it was a tough request, he would consider releasing the secessionist who was recently rearrested from Kenya after jumping bail in 2017. Some followers of Igboho had also a...
Update: Manchester City star, Benjamin Mendy appear in court by videolink after being charged with two more counts of rape
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Update: Manchester City star, Benjamin Mendy appear in court by videolink after being charged with two more counts of rape

Manchester City footballer, Benjamin Mendy has appeared in court charged with two more counts of rape. The 27-year-old French footballer now faces a total of six allegations of rape and one of sexual assault after initially being charged with five offences in August. The defender has been in custody since August after a number of bail applications were refused by judges. The footballer appeared by video-link at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday afternoon, November 17, charged with two further counts of rape. He appeared alongside co-defendant, Louis Saha Matturie, 40, who has also been charged with two additional counts of rape and one of sexual assault. The case was sent to Chester Crown Court, where it will be heard on Thursday morning. A court heard prev...
Comedian Cute Abiola is not missing – Nigerian Navy says, reveals his whereabout
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Comedian Cute Abiola is not missing – Nigerian Navy says, reveals his whereabout

The Nigerian Navy has debunked claims that one of its personnel who is also a popular comedian, Abdulgafar AA aka Cute Abiola, is missing. Skit maker, Mr Macaroni, last night raised alarm over claims that Cute Abiola is missing and called for help to find him. In a statement released this morning by Suleman Dahun on behalf of the Chief of Navy Staff, the Nigerian Navy says contrary to reports, the comedian is in custody for breaching the Armed forces social media policy. Read the statement below:
Former Catholic Priest who is now married to three wives denied bail after being arraigned for stealing Ksh15.4M (N56m)
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Former Catholic Priest who is now married to three wives denied bail after being arraigned for stealing Ksh15.4M (N56m)

A former Catholic Priest, Ambrose Otieno Denis Ongwen accused of stealing Ksh 15.4 Million (N56m) from Peace Africa International will spend the weekend in custody. Milimani senior principal magistrate K. Ondieki directed the accused who was charged with one count of stealing on Friday morning following his arrest on Thursday November 11 by Kenya's Directorate of Criminal Investigations officers, be remanded at Capital hill police station until Monday, November 15, 2021, when the court will rule on his bail application. The suspect who is accused of carrying out the act on January 2019 and February 2021, denied the theft charges and urged the court to grant him reasonable bond terms on grounds that the offence he was charged with is a civil matter that is ongoing before the High ...
EFCC grills former Edo state governor, Lucky Igbinedion, over fraud allegations
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EFCC grills former Edo state governor, Lucky Igbinedion, over fraud allegations

Lucky Igbinedion, a former governor of Edo state, has been invited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over allegations bordering on diversion of public funds amounting to about N1.6 billion. According to The Cable, Igbinedion arrived at the anti-graft headquarters in Abuja on Thursday afternoon, November 11, for questioning and remained in EFCC custody till past midnight. Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, who confirmed that Igbinedion was in the custody of the agency, didn’t give further details on why the former governor was invited. Igbinedion served as governor of Edo from 1999 to 2007. However, not long after he left office, he was prosecuted by the EFCC over allegations of corruption. In December 2008, a federal high court in Enugu fined the former Edo...
PSG women star Aminata Diallo arrested following violent ‘attack on the club’s players’
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PSG women star Aminata Diallo arrested following violent ‘attack on the club’s players’

The club confirmed that the France international was in police custody on Wednesday morning, a day after playing in the Women's Champions League Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed that midfielder Aminata Diallo was taken into police custody on Wednesday morning "following an attack on the club's players" last week. The news came just a day after the France international featured in PSG's comprehensive Women's Champions League victory over Real Madrid, playing 89 minutes in the 4-0 group-stage win. What has been said? In a statement released on Wednesday, the club said: "Paris Saint-Germain can confirm that Aminata Diallo was taken into custody this morning by the Versailles Regional Police Service as part of the proceedings opened following an attack on the club's players last ...
NDA denies arrest of its attack mastermind
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NDA denies arrest of its attack mastermind

The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) has debunked reports that the mastermind of the attack carried out in its facility, has being arrested. Recall it was reported earlier that an Air Force personnel, Torsabo Solomon was arrested in connection with the recent attack at the academy. Spokesperson of the academy, Bashir Jajira in a statement released on Monday night, November 8, said the sergeant is not in its custody and has no connection with the attack. Jajira added that though the perpetrators of the dastardly act are yet to be apprehended, all hands are on deck to bring them to book. The statement read; The attention of the Nigerian Defence Academy has been drawn to a viral publication on social media regarding the arrest of one Sgt Torsabo Solomon for his involvement in the...
Two arrested for ‘pounding fufu and starting an eatery under a bridge’ in Ghana
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Two arrested for ‘pounding fufu and starting an eatery under a bridge’ in Ghana

A woman believed to be in her early 50s has been arrested alongside another for 'pounding fufu and starting an eatery' under Mallam Junction Overpass in Ghana. Videos shared online confirmed the operation of a mini eatery at the Mallam junction overpass. The two suspects, Ruth Owusu, 32, and Mary Entia 35  are currently in the custody of the Accra Police while their Cooking Utensils, mortar, and pestles have been retrieved. Charges against the arrested suspects are yet to be given at the time of filing this report. Watch the video below.........
Obi Cubana did not take photo with our staff – EFCC
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Obi Cubana did not take photo with our staff – EFCC

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has said that the individuals in a trending photo with billionaire businessman, Obi Cubana are not its staff. Head, Media & Publicity of the agency, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement on Friday November 5, described the report as fake and misleading imputation. Uwujaren said the Commission won't hesitate to take necessary steps to address fake news seeking to drag EFCC’s hard-won name in the mud. "The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has been drawn to fake news trending on social media with the caption, 'EFCC Crew poses for quick photograph with billionaire socialite and businessman Obi Cubana'" the statement read. "The caption is as fake as any fake news can ever be because, at no time during his...
EFCC reportedly seize Obi Cubana’s passport as commission spokesperson says he is yet to be released
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EFCC reportedly seize Obi Cubana’s passport as commission spokesperson says he is yet to be released

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has reportedly confiscated the passport of socialite and businessman, Obinna Iyiegbu popularly known as Obi Cubana, who was arrested on Monday November 1, for alleged money laundering and tax fraud. Punch reports that the seizure of his travel document was to prevent him from leaving the country while under investigation. A source in the commission however claims he is yet to be released. “Obi Cubana has not been released, he is still having quality sessions with investigators over alleged money laundering running into millions of naira and tax fraud. He will be released when he has satisfactorily responded to all questions relating to his involvement in various illegal deals. As part of investigation, his travel document has been tempo...
Release Nnamdi Kanu, de-proscribe IPOB – South East traditional rulers and bishops tell FG
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Release Nnamdi Kanu, de-proscribe IPOB – South East traditional rulers and bishops tell FG

The South East Council of Traditional Rulers and representatives of Igbo Archbishops and Bishops have called on the Federal Government to release the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who has been in the custody of the Department of State Service (DSS) since June and is facing trial for treason. A statement signed by 12 Igbo traditional rulers and Christian clerics also urged the government to de-proscribe IPOB as a terrorist organisation, saying the move will amount to an act of courage and statesmanship on the part of the Federal Government that will de-escalate the heightened state of insecurity in the South East zone. “We refer to our earlier request for the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to the South East Council of Traditional Rulers ...
Brad Pitt’s petition for review in custody case with Angelina Jolie denied
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Brad Pitt’s petition for review in custody case with Angelina Jolie denied

Brad Pitt’s appeal against a court ruling that disqualified the judge in his custody battle with Angelina Jolie has been refused by the California Supreme Court. On Wednesday October 27, the court denied a review of the appeals court’s decision to disqualify Los Angeles superior court judge John W Ouderkirk from further hearing the Pitt-Jolie divorce case. Ouderkirk was let go for failing to sufficiently disclose his business relationships with Pitt's attorneys, something Jolie had been petitioning for since August 2020. The 2nd District Court of Appeal in California granted Jolie’s request to have the judge removed on 23 July, raising questions over the judge’s ability to remain impartial. Judge Ouderkirk had awarded Pitt joint custody over the couple’s five minor children...
Met Police constable charged with rape after sex attack in the City of London
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Met Police constable charged with rape after sex attack in the City of London

A serving Metropolitan Police officer has been charged with rape. PC Adam Zaman, 28, who is based on the East Area Command Unit, was charged by the City of London Police on Wednesday October 27. He has been remanded in custody after appearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court. The charge relates to an incident which is alleged to have occurred in the City of London on the evening of Sunday, October 24 when Pc Zaman was off duty, the Met said. The force's Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed and Pc Zaman has been suspended. Detective Chief Superintendent Paul Trevers, policing commander for the East Area Command Unit, said: 'I recognise that the public will be concerned to hear that a serving police officer has been charged with such a serious offence. ...
Manchester City defender, Benjamin Mendy refused bail a third time ahead of rape and sexual assault trial next year
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Manchester City defender, Benjamin Mendy refused bail a third time ahead of rape and sexual assault trial next year

Manchester City defender, Benjamin Mendy has been refused bail ahead of his trial for rape and sexual assault. Mendy, 27, who has been in custody for around seven weeks, was denied bail by Judge Patrick Thompson at a 50-minute hearing at Chester Crown Court, from which the media was excluded. The defendant, who was not in court, is being held on remand at HMP Altcourse, Liverpool. It was the third bail application Mendy had made. He is yet to enter pleas to the charges of four counts of rape and one of sexual assault. The alleged attacks, on three different women including one under 18, none of whom can be identified, are said to have happened at his home address on Withinlee Road in Prestbury, Cheshire. Mendy was charged on August 26 with three counts of rape relating to ...
Drug cartel abduct former NDLEA officer in Benue, asks that its member who was arrested be released
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Drug cartel abduct former NDLEA officer in Benue, asks that its member who was arrested be released

A drug cartel reportedly abducted a retired National Drug Law Enforcement Agency officer, after its operatives arrested a 19-year-old female drug dealer, Mngunengen Achir, in Benue State. NDLEA spokesman Femi Babafemi confirmed this in a statement, saying that Achir was arrested with 5.5kg cannabis and 112grams of diazepam on October 6 in Aliade area of the state. Babafemi revealed that the drug cartel abducted the retired official thinking that he is still a serving officer, and also demanded that Achir be released from custody. He said; “Other members of the arrested lady’s cartel abducted the retired NDLEA personnel from that community who they assumed was still a serving officer, took him to a forest and demanded for the release of the suspect in custody before their vict...
Angelina Jolie sells stake in $164M French estate amid Brad Pitt divorce
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Angelina Jolie sells stake in $164M French estate amid Brad Pitt divorce

Actress Angelina Jolie has sold off her share of the $164 million French estate she co-owns with ex-husband Brad Pitt. Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday October 5, that she has offloaded her stake in their Chateau Miraval winery in Correns, France. Her shares were sold to wine group Tenute del Mondo, a faction of the Stoli Group, which also owns Masseto and Ornellaia. The price was not disclosed. The sale was concluded after she and Pitt came to an agreement on the division of their assets. The exes agreed to lift a “standard temporary restraining order” on their assets, opening the door for Jolie to sell her half of the 1,000-acre (1.5-square-mile) French estate. It also came after a lawsuit was filed against the 46-year-old “Maleficent” star alleging that she was trying ...
Police rescue suspected homosexuals from mob attack after they were allegedly caught having s*x in a public toilet in Rivers
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Police rescue suspected homosexuals from mob attack after they were allegedly caught having s*x in a public toilet in Rivers

Two persons suspected to be homosexuals escaped a mob attack after they were allegedly caught having sex in a public toilet at the Mile Three Park, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Punch reports that one of them, said to be in his early 40s and identified simply as Stephen, was reported to be sleeping with a young man in the toilet when they were caught. The attendant of the public toilet, Mr Vitalis Andrew, recalled that Stephen and his alleged partner paid him money to use two different toilet rooms, but another customer, who was using one of the toilets, heard loud moaning and suspected something was fishy. Andrew claimed that the customer climbed the wall separating the two toilet rooms and saw Stephen having intercourse with his partner. “This morning, one guy paid me to use th...
Ex-footballer Medi Abalimba jailed for conning Thierry Henry’s model ex-wife in a £160,000 scam after claiming to be a US Navy Seal
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Ex-footballer Medi Abalimba jailed for conning Thierry Henry’s model ex-wife in a £160,000 scam after claiming to be a US Navy Seal

A former footballer who dated Love Island's Georgia Steel has been jailed after conning Thierry Henry's model ex-wife in a £160,000 scam after claiming to be a US Navy Seal. Abalimba and Love Island's Georgia Steel . Medi Abalimba, 32, conned Claire Henry out of more than £50,000 earlier this year after raiding her Coutts and HSBC accounts to stay at the Corinthia Hotel in Westminster. He also used Ms Henry’s bank card to spend £839 at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort in Dubai. Ms Henry, also known as Nicole Merry is the mum of Arsenal legend Thierry Henry’s first child. Their five-year marriage ended in 2008. She was said to have accepted £8m from the Belgium assistant coach following a messy divorce battle. Former Derby County midfielder Abalimba also plundered the model...
Two Nigerian women jailed for human trafficking offences in Ireland
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Two Nigerian women jailed for human trafficking offences in Ireland

Two Nigerian women who became the first people in Ireland to be convicted of human trafficking for the prostitution ring they ran, have received jail sentences of five years and eight months and five years and one month. Alicia Edosa (45) and Edith Enoghaghase (31) were each found guilty of two counts of trafficking women around Ireland on dates between September 2016 and June 2018 following a six-week jury trial at Mullingar Circuit Criminal Court in June. Edosa of The Harbour, Market Point, Mullingar, and Enoghaghase of Meeting House Lane, Mullingar, were also each convicted of a single charge of organising prostitution as well as a series of money laundering offences. Enoghaghase’s husband, Omonuwa Desmond Osaighbovo, was also convicted of four related money laundering ...
Edo jail break: Drama as Fugitive Defecates and Sprays Officials with Faeces to avoid Arrest (video)
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Edo jail break: Drama as Fugitive Defecates and Sprays Officials with Faeces to avoid Arrest (video)

  One Chinedu Ogu, an inmate who escaped from a Correctional Center in Edo State, has been apprehended by officials of the Public Works Volunteers (PUWOV) in collaboration with other security agencies in the State. It was gathered that Ogu, a bus driver, who was standing trial for murder charges, was intially arrested after contravening traffic rules at Ibiwe, the outskirts of Benin City on September 22. However, it was later discovered that he was among the 1,993 inmates who escaped from two correctional centres in the state during the #EndSARS protest on October 19, 2020. In an attempt to resist arrest, the fugitive stripped naked and proceeded to pass out faeces after which he used his hands to pick up the faeces and poured it on the PUWOV ...
Famous Mexican TV host on the run after allegedly Embezzling $146 million from the government’
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Famous Mexican TV host on the run after allegedly Embezzling $146 million from the government’

A famous Mexican TV host best know for proposing to Tom Brady is on the run with her husband after allegedly embezzling $146million from the country's Ministry of the Interior. An arrest warrant for Inés Gómez Mont, 38, and her lawyer husband Victor Manuel Álvarez Puga, was issued by a federal judge on September 10.  But the couple managed to flee from Mexico before being taken into custody. Their whereabouts remain unknown, but they are suspected of hiding out in the US, according to Fox. The Mexican Attorney General's office is requesting Interpol, the International Criminal Police Organization, to issue an international arrest warrant - known as a red notice - to expand the search and help the country locate the couple. Before fleeing M...
My husband beats me for eating too much – Divorce-seeking woman tells court
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My husband beats me for eating too much – Divorce-seeking woman tells court

A 23-year-old woman, Firdausi Suleiman, on Monday dragged her husband, Haruna Haruna, before a Sharia Court sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna State, seeking divorce on grounds that he beats her and says she eats too much. In her petition, Suleiman, who lives in Rigasa in Kaduna, also told the court that her husband, Haruna, locks up the kitchen in the night. ”In our seven years of marriage, I have not spent a complete year without him sending me back to my parent’s house. “I was forced into marrying Haruna when I was 16 by my father. ”He banned me from receiving visitors in our marital house. He also beats me. ”When I got fed up, my parents got to know about what I have going through and reported the matter to his mother, His mother told me that he was possessed by an evil spi...
Police arrest Lagos govt employee attempting to commit suicide
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Police arrest Lagos govt employee attempting to commit suicide

Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command arrested a middle-aged man who attempted to commit suicide. Adekunle Ajisebutu, Public Relations Officer, in a statement on Saturday gave the deceased’s identity as Akinlolu Ajayi, 54, an employee of Lagos State Development and Property Corporation (LSDPC). Ajayi, resident of No.1, Owodunni Street, Oworonsoki, was seen on the Third Mainland Bridge trying to jump into the lagoon at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) waterfront. The anti-crime patrol team of the Bariga Police Division on a routine patrol of the area rescued and took him into protective custody. Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, appealed to members of the public not to take their own lives no matter the challenges. The Police boss warned that such a condemnab...
My ex-lover, Prince Kpokpogri, is threatening to expose my nudes – Tonto Dikeh
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My ex-lover, Prince Kpokpogri, is threatening to expose my nudes – Tonto Dikeh

Nollywood Actress, Tonto Dikeh, has alleged that her ex-lover, Prince Kpokpogri, is threatening to release her nude pictures. The actress, whose relationship with Kpokpogri crashed last month, said this in a petition to the police. DailyTrust reports that Tonto in her petition to the police issued by her legal team accused Kpokpogri of blackmail, extortion, and obtaining by false pretense. “From sometime in June 2021, one Prince Kpokpogri Joseph started to court our client with a proposal to marry her. In the process, he would invite our client to his residence and sometimes, he came over to our client’s residence. Unknown to our client, the said Joseph Kpokpogri (who our client later discovered to be a serial blackmailer) had other motives for courting our client. Our cl...
G-Eazy arrested after New York brawl
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G-Eazy arrested after New York brawl

Rapper G-Eazy has been arrested after a brawl outside the Boom Boom Room at the Standard Hotel in New York City around 12:50 a.m. Friday September 10. While TMZ reported earlier that G-Eazy was named as a suspect in a police report with no arrest made, PageSix and People have reported that he was arrested and charged with assault and issued a desk appearance ticket for both arrests. He’ll go before a judge at a later date. Though he is currently not in custody, the New York Police Department confirmed that a 32-year-old man was punched and suffered redness and swelling to the head, but refused medical attention. A 29-year-old male was also punched. The recent incident comes after G-Eazy was convicted of assault, drug possession and resisting arrest following a nightclub brawl in...
56 hotel lodgers arrested as EFCC operatives raid hotels in Ogun
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56 hotel lodgers arrested as EFCC operatives raid hotels in Ogun

Fifty-six hoteliers have reportedly been arrested after operatives of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, raided three hotels in Abeokuta, Ogun State in the early hours of Monday, September 13. Premiumtimes reports that the operatives stormed the hotels at about 4am while most of the lodgers were asleep and raided the place, taking most of them into custody. A lady, who identified herself as Romoke Adisa, who witnessed the whole incident, told the publication; “We did not hear anything, it was when they put off the generator that we discovered that there was a problem. It was the cry of someone that we heard. Like six phones were taken in our room. bros they enter different residences in the midnight . The person I slept with escaped, but his vehicle was taken awa...
Update: Manchester City star Benjamin Mendy to remain in custody until next year over four rape and one sex assault charges
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Update: Manchester City star Benjamin Mendy to remain in custody until next year over four rape and one sex assault charges

Manchester City footballer, Benjamin Mendy will remain in custody until early next year before his trial over four rape and one sex assault charges against three women. Mendy who spoke only to confirm his name during the 45-minute hearing at Chester Crown Court, where a date of January 24 2022 was set for his trial, is being accused of four counts of rape and one of sexual assault. The 27-year-old listened to proceedings translated to him via a French interpreter that sat behind him in the dock. The charges were not put to him and no pleas were entered during the hearing, which dealt largely with administrative matters ahead of the trial. A further hearing will be held on November 15 and Eleanor Laws QC, defending Mendy, said there would be an application to dismiss the charg...
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Tenants accused of killing landlady when she arrived to collects rent

  Two tenants are accused of murdering their landlady when she paid them a visit to collect the rent. Swainsboro Police Chief Randy J. Ellison said that Conney Faye Mercer-Webb, 53, was brutally stabbed and shot to death between 9.30am and 10am on Wednesday, September 8. Police in Georgia, US, say that tenant Nathaniel David and his wife LaShawna were only caught after the landlord's son saw them reportedly carting the body away just after the local cops had visited the home. The son alerted the police as they were walking away from the property and after a short chase on foot, both Nathaniel and LaShawna were caught, arrested, and placed in custody. Police caught the pair at 6.30pm on the same day, hours after the murder of the landlady. Police said they were called...
Empty streets as Owerri residents obey IPOB total lockdown order during President Buhari’s visit to Imo
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Empty streets as Owerri residents obey IPOB total lockdown order during President Buhari’s visit to Imo

Residents of Imo state stayed back at their homes today, September 9, even as President Muhammadu Buhari’s arrived the South Eastern state. This comes after the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) directed all residents of the state to sit at home as a form of protest that the Nigerian leader is not ''welcome ''to the state in solidarity with their leader Nnamdi Kanu, who is still under the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS). As early as 8 am up to 11 am the streets of Owerri, Imo's capital was reportedly empty. Major places in the Owerri metropolis including banks, filling stations, schools and markets were completely shutdown. See more photos and Tweets by residents below...
Police confirm killing of two gang leaders in Rivers community
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Police confirm killing of two gang leaders in Rivers community

Rivers State Police Command has confirmed the killing of two notorious cult gang leaders allegedly terrorizing Ibaa community in Emohua Local Government Area of the state. The command said the officers while acting on credible information, arrested one Goodluck Ezekwu A.K.A ‘Big Daddy, the leader of the notorious gang who killed a member a local vigilante group in Ibaa, Amobi Oguzo and his son, Prince Oguzo two weeks ago. The Command in a statement on Monday by its Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni said Big Daddy who was “arrested in Imo State and taken to custody”. The statement said during interrogation he made a useful confessions and led the police team to Ibaa community, where one Ebere Amesi and other members of the gang were hibernating. According to the statement, ...
DSS releases eight of 12 detained Igboho’s associates
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DSS releases eight of 12 detained Igboho’s associates

The Department of State Services DSS has released eight of the 12 associates of Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Igboho, after 61 days in custody.     The associates were arrested on July 1 after the DSS carried out a raid on Igboho's Ibadan home.   The secret police released the eight detainees on Monday afternoon, August 30, but held on to four others.     Confirming their release to newsmen at a press conference, their lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, said that the remaining four of his clients must be freed because they had been granted bail by the court. He also stated that the DSS must account for the two associates of Igboho killed during the bloody raid of July 1, 2021.   Justice Obiora Egwuatu of the Federal High Court s...
Manchester City defender Mendy denied bail after appearing in court to face charges of rape and sexual assault
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Manchester City defender Mendy denied bail after appearing in court to face charges of rape and sexual assault

The defender arrived at Chester Magistrates' Court in a police van on Friday morning, with no pleas entered before the judge Benjamin Mendy has been denied bail after he arrived at court with a police escort on Friday to face charges of rape and sexual assault. It was confirmed on Thursday that the Manchester City defender was being held in custody and is accused of four counts of rape and one of sexual assault. The 27-year-old arrived at Chester Magistrates' Court in a security van with a police car alongside. His case was heard in the early afternoon, at which the district judge ruled that he should be held in jail until next month.  
Retired matron bags 10 year Jail term for Buying Baby boy for N50,000 and selling him for N200,000
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Retired matron bags 10 year Jail term for Buying Baby boy for N50,000 and selling him for N200,000

Justice Okon Okon of an Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Uyo has sentenced a 47-year-old retired matron, Gertrude Akpan, to 10 years imprisonment for trafficking  children. Prosecutors told the court that one Ubong Ekwere on May 12, 2018, abducted the six-year-old boy in the custody of his grandmother and sold him to Akpan for N50,000.  Akpan who is a mother of three then sold the child to one Kate Ogbonna in Owerri for N200,000 in Imo state. Delivering judgment in the case on Wednesday, August 25, Justice Okon found Akpan guilty of the unlawful removal and transfer of the boy from Akwa Ibom to Imo state and jailed her without an option of a fine. “Apart from the confession of the convict, the evidence of the prosecution witness that she assisted the police in the recovery ...
Not all surrendered ‘insurgents’ are criminals – Gov Zulum claims
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Not all surrendered ‘insurgents’ are criminals – Gov Zulum claims

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has revealed that not all the insurgents who surrendered to Nigerian troops are criminals. The governor, while briefing the State House Correspondents shortly after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, said over 2,600 surrendered insurgents are now in custody. According to him, many of those who recently surrendered are women and young children who were forced to join the terrorists and trained to wield AK-47 rifles. Governor Zulum said the surrendered person would be subjected to the existing laws of the country. He, however, explained that the insurgents would be taken care of, saying they “will not be left behind.” The governor disclosed that the surrendered insurgents would be trained for reintegration, stressing that...
Katie Price ‘attacked’ and rushed to hospital with Eye Injury as Man is arrested after fight at home
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Katie Price ‘attacked’ and rushed to hospital with Eye Injury as Man is arrested after fight at home

English media persoanliy, Katie Price was rushed to hospital in the early hours of Monday, August 23, after sustaining facial injuries in an alleged attack. Police were reportedly called after the incident occurred at a property in Essex. The officers then called for paramedics. The Sun reports that a man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and is currently being held in custody. In a statement to The Sun, Essex police said: "We were called by colleagues in the ambulance service to reports of an assault shortly after 1.30am this morning, Monday 23 August. "We arrived and found a woman had sustained a facial injury which required hospital treatment. "A man was arrested a short time later on suspicion of assault. He remains in custody." In a further statement, Ess...
US: 49-year-old man arrested while allegedly attempting to bomb Capitol
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US: 49-year-old man arrested while allegedly attempting to bomb Capitol

A 49-year-old man identified as Floyd Ray Roseberry from North Carolina was arrested and taken into custody on Thursday for allegedly attempting to bomb US Capitol Hill. According to the report, FBI agents and members of the sheriff’s office in Cleveland County, North Carolina, went to his home, a representative for the sheriff’s office told News4. US Capitol Police chief Tom Manger told reporters earlier this Thursday afternoon that the suspect’s motives were not certain. He said that law enforcement agents negotiated with Roseberry with him and hoped for a “peaceful resolution” and later on Thursday, the chief of US Capitol Police, Tom Manger, confirmed that he has been taken into custody after surrendering to law enforcement officers. “Just moments ago, Floyd Roy Roseber...
Borno EYN demolition: Police arrest suspected shooter of church members
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Borno EYN demolition: Police arrest suspected shooter of church members

The Police in Borno State have arrested the shooter of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa of Nigeria Church (EYN) members. The name of the culprit is Baba Bukar, a member of a joint security team, a government official said. The source told DAILY POST that Bukar fired the bullets that hit church worshippers during a clash with Borno Geographical Information System (BOGIS) officials last Thursday. “He has been in custody of Borno Police Command since the governor directed an investigation into the matter.” He confirmed that all is being done to make peace with the families of the victims and the church. The Police will make an announcement soon. The authorities had promised the Christian community that the killer would be tracked. Hours after the incident, Governor Babagana Zulum directed...
‘It will cause more suffering’- Ohanaeze Worldwide kicks against IPOB’s sit-at-home order
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‘It will cause more suffering’- Ohanaeze Worldwide kicks against IPOB’s sit-at-home order

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, a socio-cultural association, has kicked against the sit-at-home order issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB to protest the arrest and detention of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu. Kanu was arrested in Kenya on June 27 and extradited to Nigeria on June 29 and has been in DSS custody since then. IPOB in a statement released few days ago, announced that it will enforce a lockdown every Monday in the South-east until Kanu is released. The group said the lockdown tagged ‘Ghost Monday’ will also affect schools and marketplaces. However in a statement released by its secretary-general, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide kicked against the sit-at-home order saying it will further worsen the economic woes of the region. “We are in support of any...
Bandits Demand Fresh N50 Million Ransom For Remaining 83 Bethel Baptist Students
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Bandits Demand Fresh N50 Million Ransom For Remaining 83 Bethel Baptist Students

Daily Post reports that the abductors of students of Bethel Baptist High School, Damishi, Kaduna, have asked for a fresh N50 million ransom for the remaining 83 students in their custody. About N100 million ransom is alleged to have been demanded by the bandits to be paid by the parents for the release of their children in batches from their captivity. A source said that the affected parents contributed N100 million for the release of the children, but the bandits ended up releasing only 28 students, promising that others would be released in batches. He added that now they are demanding N50 million to release the remaining 83 students in their custody. The source explained that the parents are now helpless and devastated by the new development, having sold all they h...
Shock As Angry Mum Stabs Her Daughter To Death For Spending Night Outside Home
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Shock As Angry Mum Stabs Her Daughter To Death For Spending Night Outside Home

According to The PUNCH, the Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 45-year-old woman, Kafayat Lawal, for allegedly stabbing her 17-year-old daughter Ayomide Adekoya with a broken bottle to death. The woman also stabbed another of her children with a broken bottle in the hand which led to the victim’s hospitalisation. The spokesperson for the police in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this in a statement on Friday. Oyeyemi stated that the suspect was arrested following an information received by the Divisional Police Officer, Ogijo Divisional headquarters, CSP Mohammed Baba, at about 2;30 pm. Oyeyemi said the suspect locked her two daughters in a room where she beat and injured them with a broken bottle. He said “Upon information, the DPO mobilised his men and moved t...
Vieira Resigns amid Corruption scandal
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Vieira Resigns amid Corruption scandal

  Benfica Football Club president, Luís Filipe Vieira, has resigned after being detained over allegations of tax fraud and money laundering, the Lisbon club said on Friday. The 72-year-old, who had led Benfica for 18 years, offered his resignation on Thursday. DAILY POST reports that the long-serving president of Portuguese giants Benfica was arrested for alleged fraud earlier this month. Vieira was taken into custody for his involvement of more than 100 million euros (118 million dollars) of deals in football and subsequently placed under house arrest. Former Portugal midfielder Rui Costa, sporting director with Benfica since 2008, has taken on Vieira’s presidential role on an interim basis. Vieira denies wrongdoing and it is expected that he will soon be releas...
IPOB Begs United Nations, African Union, Others To Intervene As Nnamdi Kanu’s Health Worsens In Detention
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IPOB Begs United Nations, African Union, Others To Intervene As Nnamdi Kanu’s Health Worsens In Detention

Accordingto a report by SaharaReporters, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has called on the United Nations, the African Union, the European Union, and the Economic Community of West African States to defend its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who has been in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS). According to a statement obtained by SaharaReporters on Wednesday, the group's spokesperson, Emma Powerful, the IPOB leader's health has deteriorated. It urged human rights organizations to rise in his defense. The secessionist group criticized the Nigerian government and operatives of the DSS, who have refused Kanu to have access to his medical doctors. "We the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), ably led by our great leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, wishe...
Kidnappers release Emir of Kajuru, hold on to his granddaughter and others
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Kidnappers release Emir of Kajuru, hold on to his granddaughter and others

The kidnapped Emir of Kajuru in Kajuru Local Government area of Kaduna State, Alhaji Alhassan Adamu, has been released by his abductors one day after he was abducted. The 85-year-old second-class emir was released at about 5 pm after spending a night in the custody of the bandits. Although the abductors had demanded a N200 million ransom, it is unclear if any money was paid for his release. Meanwhile. his granddaughter and 11 other family members who were abducted along with him on Sunday are yet to be released by the bandits. The Emir was attacked at his palace in Kajuru Local Government Area, Kaduna State, in the early hours of Sunday.

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