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DSS releases Kano singer detained for Blasphemy
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DSS releases Kano singer detained for Blasphemy

The Department of State Services (DSS) has released an Islamic singer, Ahmad Abdul, taking into custody after releasing a blasphemous song. DailyTrust reports that Abdul was picked by the security agents for releasing the uncensored song titled ‘Barhama Gwaska’, perceived as blasphemous and capable of creating chaos in the state. The DSS had said it took the singer into protective custody to avert likely violent reactions against him from Kano residents. While in detention, Abdul tendered an apology to the entire Muslim community, Kano state government, and Islamic scholars. Confirming his release from custody today June 21, the Executive Secretary of Kano State Films and Video Censorship Board, Ismaila Na’abba Afakallah, said he had received hundreds of petitions against the ...
Hushpuppi’s Friend, Pac who was Arrested with him Regains Freedom
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Hushpuppi’s Friend, Pac who was Arrested with him Regains Freedom

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

Abdullahi Mustapha Berende, an Ilorin-based Islamic scholar and preacher who was arrested over alleged links with terrorist group, Al-Qaeda has regained freedom after nine years in detention. Berende was arrested in 2012 by the secret police after being accused of terrorism and espionage. Daily Trust reported that he arrived Ilorin over the weekend in the company of few family members. Family members, friends and associates reportedly held thanksgiving to celebrate his release after a special prayer was conducted for him at his family house at Idi-Ape, Ilorin East Local Government area of the state. It was learnt that the DSS had initially refused to release him despite several court orders, and repeatedly accused him of spying for the government of Republic of Iran. Alt...
President Buhari to Visit Ghana Over Mali Crisis
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President Buhari to Visit Ghana Over Mali Crisis

President Buhari will on Sunday, May 30, depart Abuja for Accra, Ghana to attend an emergency Extraordinary Summit of ECOWAS, convened to discuss recent political crisis in Mali. A statement released by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, said the meeting is at the instance of the Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS and President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo. ''Prior to the Extraordinary Summit, the President had met with the Special Envoy and ECOWAS mediator in Mali, former President Goodluck Jonathan, who briefed him on the latest developments in the country following his meeting with key political actors in the West African country. As the situation in Mali continues to evolve, Nigeria had condemned the May 24...
Military Detain Mali’s President and Prime Minister
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Military Detain Mali’s President and Prime Minister

There are fears of a second coup being carried out in just a year in Mali following the detention of the country's President, Prime Minister and defence minister of the interim government by the military. Government sources told Reuters that President Bah Ndaw, Prime Minister Moctar Ouane and Defence Minister Souleymane Doucoure were all taken to a military base in Kati outside the capital Bamako, hours after two members of the military and first coup leaders lost their positions in a government reshuffle. The two coup leaders, Ex-Defence Minister Sadio Camara and Ex-Security Minister Colonel Modibo Kone were replaced on Monday May 24. Their detentions followed the military ouster in August of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. The development could exacerbate instability in th...
”This is Victory for Everyone”- Baba Ijesha’s Lawyer Speaks on how he was Granted Bail, accuses the police and Ministry of Justice of Brutalizing the Actor’s Rights
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”This is Victory for Everyone”- Baba Ijesha’s Lawyer Speaks on how he was Granted Bail, accuses the police and Ministry of Justice of Brutalizing the Actor’s Rights

Adesina Ademola Ogunlana, counsel to embattled actor, Olanrewaju James, popularly known as Baba Ijesha, has thrown more light into how the actor accused of defiling the 14-year-old foster daughter of comedienne, Princess, was granted bail by a Magistrate. In a video posted online, Ogunlana said ; ''Our client that has been in detention for more than 30 days has been granted bail at the facility of his detention. The magistrate that granted him bail is Chief Magistrate Toyin of the Lagos state Judiciary. The Chief Magistrate in partnership with the Ministry of Justice in partnership with a private organization, Police Decongestion Scheme led by a former chairman of the NBA in Ikorodu, Bayo Akinlade, visited Panti and under the decongestion scheme, visited that facility and met Ba...
Baba Ijesha Traumatised in Detention – Lawyer Writes Police
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Baba Ijesha Traumatised in Detention – Lawyer Writes Police

The lawyer to Nollywood actor Olanrewaju James Omiyinka but  popularly known as Baba Ijesha, Adesina Ogunlana, has said his client is traumatized in police detention. Baba Ijesha has been in police custody since his arrest in April for allegedly defiling the 14-year-old foster child of a popular comedian Princess. In a letter addressed to the Lagos police commissioner, Ogunlana said his client should be released on bail and that his client's colleague, Yomi Fabiyi is ready to stand surety for him. Ogunlana in his letter added that the accused has become abnormally weak and lean in detention. ''We are aware that a piece of legal advice on our client’s matter has been issued about two weeks ago, disclosing prospective charges of bailable character. From all indications, the inv...
Rape: We will keep Baba Ijesha till court workers resume from strike – Lagos police commissioners tells Yomi Fabiyi and other protesters
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Rape: We will keep Baba Ijesha till court workers resume from strike – Lagos police commissioners tells Yomi Fabiyi and other protesters

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu has said that actor Olanrewaju Omiyinka a.k.a Baba Ijesha will be kept in custody till the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria calls off its nationwide strike and courts resume so that he could be arraigned. Odumosu said this in response to the protest Baba Ijesha's friend and colleague Yomi Fabiyi, and others held on Wednesday May 12 at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba, for his release on bail. The police commissioner also disclosed that Baba Ijesha has been held in custody based on legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions in the state Ministry of Justice, and after a prima facie case had been established against him. He said;  “When they got the SCIID today (Wednesday), ...
Nigerian Man Arrested at Indian Airport with N200m worth of drugs Concealed in his Underwear
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Nigerian Man Arrested at Indian Airport with N200m worth of drugs Concealed in his Underwear

A Nigerian national has been arrested at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in New Delhi, India with N206,062.67 worth of drugs concealed in his underwear. The accused identified as Nonso Ekwalor Base was apprehended by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Tuesday, May 4, on the basis of “behaviour detection" CISF said 200 grams of methaqualone, a sedative, were recovered from Ekwealor as he was undergoing security checks at terminal two of the airport just before he was scheduled to board an Indigo airlines flight to Bengaluru. "Vigilant #CISF personnel apprehended a passenger namely Mr. Nonso Ekwealor Base (Nigerian) carrying 200gms Narcotic Substance (Methaqualone) concealed inside his clothing @ IGI Airport, New Delhi. Passenger was handed over to NCB...
Josh Duggar of ’19 Kids and Counting’ Pleads not Guilty to Child Pornography Charge
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Josh Duggar of ’19 Kids and Counting’ Pleads not Guilty to Child Pornography Charge

Former American reality TV star, Joshua Duggar has pleaded not guilty to receipt and possession of child pornography one day following his arrest. The hearing was held virtually over Zoom in the Western District of Arkansas on Friday, April 30. Duggar, who wore a black and white jumpsuit, appeared from jail and was seen smiling before his hearing kicked off. He was represented by Arkansas attorney Travis W. Story. The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Arkansas confirmed the 33-year-old former "19 Kids and Counting" star has been charged with receiving and possessing material depicting the sexual abuse of children. Duggar is accused of allegedly using "the internet to download child sexual abuse material. Duggar allegedly possessed this material, so...
Young Japanese woman arrested for poisoning her wealthy 77-year-old husband
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Young Japanese woman arrested for poisoning her wealthy 77-year-old husband

A Japanese woman was arrested on Wednesday, April 28, for allegedly killing her millionaire husband. Saki Sudo, 25, was charged for the alleged poisoning of 77-year-old Kosuke Nozaki in 2018, three months into their marriage, according to the Japan Times. Sudo allegedly injected the real estate titan with a poison, according to the article. She reportedly had dinner with Nozaki before his death, and police said she researched the deadly posion found in his system on the internet. Nozaki had became notorious for publishing the 2016 book, "Don Juan of Kishu: The Man Who Gave ¥3 Billion to 4,000 Beautiful Women". His suspicious death had attracted attention for years. Sudo stood to inherit a portion of his assets, the Japan Times said. In a 2018 book, Nozaki wrote that h...
Nigerian man Released after 40 days in Malaysia Immigration Detention Centre
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Nigerian man Released after 40 days in Malaysia Immigration Detention Centre

The 33-year-old Nigerian man who was detained at an immigration centre in Malaysia for 40 days, is finally a free man. LIB reported that Simon Adavize Momoh, who has been married to a Malaysian auditor, Low Kar Hui, for the past eight years and has a valid visa, was arrested at a roadblock in Cheras, Shah Alam, the capital of Selangor in the early hours of March 15, 2021 on suspicion of drink-driving. The Shah Alam High Court on Friday, April 23, ruled that the detention of the Nigerian national for 40 days to be unlawful and ordered him to be released. High Court judge, Datuk Ab. Karim Ab. Rahman had ruled that the detention was in violation of Article 5(4) of the Federal Constitution, which requires a non-citizen to be presented before a magistrate within 14 days from th...
“I Had The Opportunity Of Inspecting EFCC’s facilities…” – Okorocha
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“I Had The Opportunity Of Inspecting EFCC’s facilities…” – Okorocha

Former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has shared his experience with Nigerians after his detention at the Economics and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, facility over alleged financial misappropriation during his tenure. Recall that Mr Okorocha was arrested by the EFCC operatives at about 4:10pm on Tuesday at his Unity House office located at Garki, Abuja. He was released on Thursday after spending two nights with the anti-graft agency. But speaking through his media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo, Mr Okorocha said the anti-graft agency only invited him for clarifications on matters that are already in courts. Writing on his social media handle on Friday, the Senator representing Imo West said, after inspecting the EFCC facilities during his detention, he concluded that the f...
American Nurse Released From Police Custody after Suing Lagos Police Commissioner
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American Nurse Released From Police Custody after Suing Lagos Police Commissioner

  American nurse, Kari-Ann O’Rourke has been released from police custody after spending 44 days in detention. LIB reported earlier that Kari-Ann R’ouke filed a lawsuit against the Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Hakeem Odumosu, and the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, Adegoke Fayoade over her ‘unlawful and indefinite’ detention. The nurse in the lawsuit filed before the federal high court in Lagos through her counsel Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, disclosed that she was arrested on February 9 and has been detained indefinitely over the death of her partner. Her lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa told newsmen that she was released on Wednesday March 24. He also disclosed that the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) i...
Bashir Ahmad Denies Report a Nigerian Pharmacist is Being Tried for Criticizing President Buhari
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Bashir Ahmad Denies Report a Nigerian Pharmacist is Being Tried for Criticizing President Buhari

Presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad, has dismissed reports that a Nigerian pharmacist, Solomon Akuma, has been remanded in prison for criticizing President Buhari. A report by Sahara Reporters stated that Solomon has been in detention for over a year. On Wednesday, March 24, Solomon was arraigned in court and was denied bail. ''Again, Court Denies Granting Bail To Pharmacist Who Criticised Buhari, After Spending One Year In Detention #FreeSolomonAkuma''SaharaReporters headline read on Twitter However, reacting to the report, Bashir said contrary to the claim, Solomon is being tried for saying he would pay an assassin to kill President Buhari and his former Chief of Staff. See Bashir's reaction to the report below
Oil Vandals Escape From NSCDC Custody in Kogi
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Oil Vandals Escape From NSCDC Custody in Kogi

Some suspected oil vandals who were arrested for pipeline vandalism, have reportedly escaped from the custody of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps( NSCDC) in Kogi state. The suspects identified as Hassan Sani, Auwal Mohamed, Mohamed Mustapha , Mudashiru Abubakar and Ibrahim Rabiu were arrested by the anti-vandals unit of the corps on Thursday March 11, while ferrying products siphoned from the Niger Delta region to the north. Upon interrogation, they reportedly confessed that the products which were in two trucks were illegally scooped from a pipeline at a forest in one of the oil-rich states. A source told Daily Trust; “These suspects can not escape on their own; it was made possible with the aid of some officers because the wall of the cell is so high and solid t...
Seven kidnappers arrested after tattooing pen!ses on the face of a Mentally challenged man,
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Seven kidnappers arrested after tattooing pen!ses on the face of a Mentally challenged man,

Spanish police have arrested seven people accused of torturing a mentally disabled man by gluing his lips together and forcing him to go to the supermarket dressed as a woman. The man who had learning disabilities offered strangers cash online to give him an extreme makeover. The four women and three men after kidnapping him allegedly made him walk round a Majorca supermarket dressed like a woman, tattooed penises on his face, superglued his lips together, sewed his toes together and shaved his eyebrows off. Police say he was also made to walk on top of drawing pins during a three-day ordeal. He escaped after being allowed to go to a cashpoint so he could pay his alleged kidnappers as had been agreed. The victim, who also suffered from  mobility problems, has rep...
101 Boko Haram Suspects Sue Nigerian Government For N303 Million
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101 Boko Haram Suspects Sue Nigerian Government For N303 Million

Some suspected Boko Haram insurgents have urged the Federal High Court in Lagos to declare their detention for 12 years without trial as illegal and unconstitutional. Through their lawyer Mr Ahmed Adetola-Kazeem of the Prisoners’ Rights Advocacy Initiative (PRAI), they are praying for an order directing their unconditional release forthwith. They also seek an order of perpetual injunction restraining the respondents from further interfering with their fundamental rights in any manner. The Attorney-General of the Federation, the Inspector-General of Police, the National Security Adviser (NSA) and the Controller-General of the Correctional Service are the respondents. The applicants seek an order directing the Federal Government to pay them N303million as compensation for the...
Four Prisoners Were allegedly Swapped to Secure the Release of Kagara Students
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Four Prisoners Were allegedly Swapped to Secure the Release of Kagara Students

Sources familiar with the negotiations that helped to secure the release of staff and students of Government Science College Kagara in Niger State, have told Daily Trust that four members of the bandits’ gang were allegedly freed to secure their release. Recall that 27 students, 3 teachers, two non-teaching staff and 9 family members of the staff were kidnapped by the bandits who launched an attack on February 17. They were however released in the early hours of Saturday February 27. The publication reported that reliable sources said the kidnappers who operate between Birnin Gwari in Kaduna State and Rafi Local Government in Niger State, had allegedly demanded the release of six members of their group arrested at different times by security agents. Four of the six named persons,...
SSS Confirms The Arrest and Detention Of Ganduje’s Ex-Aide, Salihu Tanko-Yakasai
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SSS Confirms The Arrest and Detention Of Ganduje’s Ex-Aide, Salihu Tanko-Yakasai

There were fears that Mr. Yakasai could also disappear into thin air just like another critic of government, Abubakar Idris, popularly known as Dadiyata. Authorities of the State Security Services have confirmed that Salihu Tanko Yakasai, a former aide of Kano state governor Abdullahi Ganduje is in their custody. The announcement follows heightened apprehension in the polity following the declaration by the Kano office of the SSS that it was not aware of the arrest of Mr. Yakasai, otherwise known as Dawisu on Twitter. The whereabouts of Mr. Yakasai who was picked in a Gestapo style became a subject of controversy as the government initially kept mum on the arrest. Commentators on social media feared that Mr. Yakasai could also disappear into thin air just like another criti...
Obigbo Women Wore Same Underwear For 4 Months In Army Detention – Intersociety
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Obigbo Women Wore Same Underwear For 4 Months In Army Detention – Intersociety

About 50 women allegedly arrested by the Nigerian Army during the crisis in Obigbo, Rivers State, last October, were forced to wear the same set of underwear for four months in military detention, a civil rights group, the International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law, has said. The Intersociety noted on Tuesday that there were fears that some of the ladies, who were recently freed after a prolonged legal intervention, could have infections such as sexually transmitted diseases as some of them claimed to have been serially raped. SaharaReporters had on February 16 reported that going by the accounts of two of the girls, they were routinely raped by soldiers during the months they spent at the detention facility in Mogadishu Barracks, Asokoro. The victims said they ...
Myanmar Coup: ‘Protesters Face up to 20 Years in Prison if they Obstruct Armed forces’- Myanmar military warns
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Myanmar Coup: ‘Protesters Face up to 20 Years in Prison if they Obstruct Armed forces’- Myanmar military warns

Myanmar's military has warned anti-coup protesters across the country that they could face up to 20 years in prison if they obstruct the armed forces. According to the military, sentences and fines will also apply to those found to incite "hatred or contempt" towards the coup leaders. The new law was announced as armoured vehicles appeared on the streets of several cities. Hundreds of thousands of people have taken part in protests in recent days demanding the release from detention of their elected leaders, including Aung San Suu Kyi, and the restoration of democracy in Myanmar, after the military carried out a coup on February 1. Her party was elected in a resounding victory last November, but the military has alleged voter fraud without providing proof. In a statement...
#OccupyLekkiTollGate: We condemn any act of brutality on the part of the police, the Commissioner of Police will be asked to give account of what happened – LASG
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#OccupyLekkiTollGate: We condemn any act of brutality on the part of the police, the Commissioner of Police will be asked to give account of what happened – LASG

The Lagos State Government has said that the state Commissioner of Police will be asked to give an account of what happened at Lekki Toll Gate, venue for the planned #OccupyLekkiTollGate protests on February 13. The State Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo said this while reacting to reports of some of the arrested protesters being dehumanized and assaulted by the police. Onigbanjo who cited breach of COVID-19 protocols and fear that the exercise could go out of hand as part of the offences of those arrested in an interview on Channels Television, maintained that government has no problem with residents exercising their fundamental rights to freedom of expression or participation in peaceful protests. He added that if the action of the protesters is seen to result in...
Zeenat El-Zakzaky never contracted COVID-19 – NCoS
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Zeenat El-Zakzaky never contracted COVID-19 – NCoS

The Nigerian Correctional Service has said that Zeenat El-Zakzaky, wife of leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, never contracted COVID-19.   According to Prison authorities in Kaduna, result of a test on Zeenat who has been in detention alongside her husband since 2015 showed she tested negative for COVID-19.   Francis Enobore, national public relations officer for NCoS said the test was conducted in collaboration with Kaduna state government, her personal physician and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.   Enobore said;   “Happily, the test result has been released and the inmate, including her contacts have no trace of COVID-19 virus. “It is important to state with emphasis that Zeenat El-Zakzaky never contracted C...
HURIWA lists activities of Buratai as COAS amid calls for ICC trial
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HURIWA lists activities of Buratai as COAS amid calls for ICC trial

Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA has provided some of the activities of Buratai Tukur while he served as the nation’s Chief of Army Staff. Addressing a press conference on Sunday, the National Coordinator of HURIWA, Emmanuel Onwubiko, spoke on the allegations against the army during the period Buratai was in charge. There have been allegations of human rights violations against the army by local and international human rights campaigners under the watch of Buratai and some activists, such as Deji Adeyanju had accused President Muhammadu Buhari of appointing the immediate past service chiefs as non-career Ambassador in order to shield them from the ICC. Responding to these allegations which border on extra judicial killings, torture, extortion, arbitrary arrest a...
Myanmar military Takes Control after Detaining leader, Aung San Suu Kyi and other Key Government Figures
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Myanmar military Takes Control after Detaining leader, Aung San Suu Kyi and other Key Government Figures

Myanmar's military has detained the country's leader Aung San Suu Kyi along with other leaders of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party in an apparent coup. A presenter on military-owned Myawaddy TV announced the takeover on Monday February 1 and cited a section of the military-drafted constitution that allows the military to take control in times of national emergency. The presenter said the army carried out the detentions in response to “election fraud” in last November’s poll and its failure to postpone the election because of the coronavirus crisis, handing power to military chief Min Aung Hlaing and imposing a state of emergency for one year, according to a statement on a military-owned television station. The announcement and the declaration of a state of emergen...
Magu Went Rogue and Harassed Abdulsalami, Danjuma –  Olusegun Adeniyi Reveals
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Magu Went Rogue and Harassed Abdulsalami, Danjuma – Olusegun Adeniyi Reveals

Olusegun Adeniyi, chairman of THISDAY editorial board has narrated how the harassment of two allies of President Muhammadu Buhari without his knowledge, led to the suspension and detention of Ibrahim Magu as the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The former spokesman to late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua said Buhari learnt about Magu’s actions, only after they had been carried out. Adeniyi also disclosed that Former Defence Minister, Lt General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma (rtd) recent visit to the villa was borne out of rage as Magu had blocked his purchase of an aircraft. Adeniyi says he also gathered that the suspended acting chairman of the anti-graft agency also ordered the raid of the residence of Abdulsalami Abubakar, a former head of state. H...
Family of Man Who Died in Detention Demand Answers from the Nigerian Police
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Family of Man Who Died in Detention Demand Answers from the Nigerian Police

The family of a man named Godwin Chukwudi Julius Akano, 48, who died while in police detention, are asking for answers from the police. The late Julius, an importer of goods from Europe, was arrested on May 22 for alleged complicity in a case of fraud with one Obinali Osunwoke. He was arrested alongside his wife, Ogochukwu, but she was later released in the evening of the same day. Julius died in police custody on Saturday June 6. His family are now asking for an explanation from the State Criminal Intelligence Investigation Department, SCIID, Panti. The spokesman for the family, Mr Nnamdi Akano, said the late Julius, despite obvious signs of serious illness and complaints, was denied medical help until it was too late. Akano said: “He ought to have been given or allowed...
Governor Akeredolu Reacts To Detention Of His Deputy, Agboola Ajayi By The State Police
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Governor Akeredolu Reacts To Detention Of His Deputy, Agboola Ajayi By The State Police

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN has reacted to a report making the rounds that he ordered the police to detain his deputy, Agboola Ajayi over his plan to decamp to another political party. The Governor who expressed his reaction via his twitter account, described the report as total Misrepresentation of facts. He said he wishes his deputy well if he decides to go anywhere he likes. In his tweets "Total Misrepresentation of facts. I did not tell the government house security to hold him back at any point. Why would I? Agbo can go anywhere he likes. I wish him well."
I Introduced Buhari to Politics – Hajiya Nàja’atu Mohammed
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I Introduced Buhari to Politics – Hajiya Nàja’atu Mohammed

The first Kano State female politician to become a senator, Hajiya Nàja’atu Mohammed has hinted that she introduced President Muhammadu Buhari to politics. She made the statement while reacting to the recent attacks by bandits attacked in Dansadau community of Zamfara state this weekend, where no less than 15 persons were killed. A BBC Hausa service report monitored on Sunday by Vanguard reported the police in Gusau had confirmed the latest attack on the Zamfara community, in which lives were lost. The outspoken Kano politician, however, told the RFI Hausa service in an interview, that she introduced Buhari to politics and had told the world that the President was a democrat. Nàja’atu Mohammed expressed her discontent with the recent happenings in the polity and condemned the d...
Rotimi Jolayemi, The Broadcaster Who Criticised Lai Mohammed Released After 45 Days In Detention
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Rotimi Jolayemi, The Broadcaster Who Criticised Lai Mohammed Released After 45 Days In Detention

The Nigeria Police Force has released Rotimi Jolayemi, the broadcaster who insulted the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in a song that went viral on social media. His wife, Dorcas, told The PUNCH that he was released on Friday evening after spending 45 days in police custody. She said, “I am very thankful to The PUNCH for putting the authorities under pressure to release my husband who was illegally detained. He was finally released this afternoon by the police. He was, however, asked to return on Monday to sign some papers.” Rights group, Amnesty International, had called on the police to release Jolayemi, who had spent more than five weeks in custody before he was finally arraigned in court on June 11, 2020 Jolayemi, who anchors a Yoruba radio pr...
President Buhari Fires his Security Details Over Aso Villa Crisis
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President Buhari Fires his Security Details Over Aso Villa Crisis

President Muhammadu Buhari has fired his security details and other persons in Aso Villa for their role in the crisis between his wife, Aisha, and his assistant Sabiu "Tunde" Yusuf. Those fired by Buhari on Wednesday, June 17, included his Chief Personal Security Officer, Chief Detail to President, ADC to the First Lady, Escort Commander, ADC National Defence Council, and 37 others in Aso Villa. According to Sahara Reporters, President Buhari decided to take the step after Mamman Daura, his nephew and one of his closest confidants, was seen weeping as he made his way to his office. Daura was said to have informed Buhari that his security aides were not only after Yusuf’s life but his own as well. Consequently, Buhari gave the nod for all persons involved in the alleged threat ...
Police Arrest man who Led a Peaceful Protest in Katsina
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Police Arrest man who Led a Peaceful Protest in Katsina

The Nigerian police has arrested the man who led a protest on Tuesday, June 16, in Katsina. Nastura Sharif was arrested on Wednesday, June 17. The group’s Director of Operations, Aminu Adams made this known in a statement. Adams explained that they were invited after the protest by the state commissioner of police, Sanusi Buba for interrogation and Sharif was detained. His said, “After the protest ended peacefully, the Katsina state police commissioner, Mr. Sanusi Buba, invited us to his office for an interaction during which he told us that the Inspector General of Police wanted to see Sharif. “The commissioner handed us to a team of policemen, headed by the OC (officer in charge), federal operations bureau (FOB), who led us to Abuja. “We drove from Katsina to Abuja wit...
Police High Command Keep Mute Over Detention Of Aisha Buhari’s Aides
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Police High Command Keep Mute Over Detention Of Aisha Buhari’s Aides

The Police High Command on Friday night kept mute over the alleged detention of aides of the wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari in Abuja The wife of the President had Twitted about the reality of the deadly coronavirus pandemic ravaging the globe and called on all relevant Government Agencies to enforce the Quarantine Act signed by Mr President and ensured that no one was found violating this law and the NCDC guidelines especially on interstate travel without the necessary exemptions for movement of essentials. She then called on the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu to release her assigned Staff who were still in the custody of the Police in order to avoid putting their lives in danger or exposure to Covid-19 while in their custody. According t...
Alleged Rapist Arrests Victim’s Mother, Uncle and Neighbour for Reporting and Getting him Arrested for Rape in Rivers state
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Alleged Rapist Arrests Victim’s Mother, Uncle and Neighbour for Reporting and Getting him Arrested for Rape in Rivers state

A suspected rapist has reportedly got his victim's mother, uncle and neighbour arrested for reporting the incident to authorities and getting him arrested earlier. The suspect  accused of sexually molesting a 3-year old child, was released after spending 11 days in police detention. Human Rights Activist, Gwamnishu Emefiena Harrison said he was released after the victim's mother failed to pay the N65,000 the IPO told her to pay to enable her charge the suspect to court. It was also alleged that police officers from Oyigbo Area Command, Rivers State took an undisclosed amount to effect the arrest of victim's family. Gwamnishu wrote; A paedophile was arrested for sexual abuse against a child. He was released after 11days in police custody. He then proceeded to arrest victim's...
PMB’s Assistant, Tunde Yusuf Orders Detention Of Aisha’s ADC,  Usman Shugaba After Disregarding COVID-19 Guideline
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PMB’s Assistant, Tunde Yusuf Orders Detention Of Aisha’s ADC, Usman Shugaba After Disregarding COVID-19 Guideline

President Buhari’s Personal Assistant Orders Detention Of Aisha’s ADC After Disregarding COVID-19 Guideline At Aso Villa Upon Return From Private Trip To Lagos There is currently tension in Aso Villa, Nigeria’s seat of power in Abuja, the country’s capital, as a fresh power tussle between President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Assistant and Private Secretary, Sabiu ‘Tunde’ Yusuf, and his wife, Aisha, the First Lady, gathers dust. According to findings by SaharaReporters, trouble started on Monday when Yusuf returned from a private trip to Lagos where he had journeyed to alongside five women from Daura, Kano and Abuja to spend the weekend. Upon his return to the Villa, he was asked by President Buhari’s Aide De Camp, Mohammed Lawal Abubakar, Chief Personal Security Officer, Abdulkar...
Businessman Drags Police Officer to Court for Torturing him
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Businessman Drags Police Officer to Court for Torturing him

A businessman has dragged a police officer who allegedly slept with his wife to court. Clement Asuquo Etim initially narrated how he was allegedly tortured and framed up by a senior policeman, CSP Celestine Umeh after he caught him in bed with his wife Lawrentia Asuquo Etim . Mr Etim has now filed N200m fundamental rights enforcement lawsuit against the Nigeria Police Force for arresting, torturing, and framing him and two eyewitnesses on trumped-up charges, according to Sahara Reporters. The aggrieved husband joined in the suit the Commissioner of Police in Akwa Ibom State, the Officer-in-Charge of General Investigation at the State CID, SP Ekene Nwosu, and a Chief Superintendent of Police, Umeh. In a 46-page court document seen by SaharaReporters, Etim stated that Umeh vi...
There’s an Evil Power Controlling me – Pastor Who Defiled 5 Kids in Edo
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There’s an Evil Power Controlling me – Pastor Who Defiled 5 Kids in Edo

A pastor in Edo state who was arrested by the Police for defiling 5 kids, has opened up on a perceived evil power controlling his actions. The 48-year-old pastor from Akwa Ibom State is married with five children and two of them were preparing to secure admission into the university. His first child who is 18 years old would rather keep mum over her father’s travail, The Punch reports. At their house on Ekenwa Road, Benin city, Mrs Elizabeth Otobong, who sells pap, appeared worried as our correspondent called at their abode. It’s expected because in the last two months of Emerson’s travail following his subsequent arrest and detention by the police, no one has come to visit the family. Elizabeth said, “Nobody visits us except the church woman leader who called me on the ...
Nigerian Man Sentenced to Death for Brutal Rape and Murder of Eight-year-old Girl in 2017
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Nigerian Man Sentenced to Death for Brutal Rape and Murder of Eight-year-old Girl in 2017

21-year-old Ifeanyi Maxwell Dike, has been sentenced to death by hanging for the brutal rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in the year 2017. In the year 2017, Ifeanyi Maxwell Dike, raped 8-year-old Chikamso at Messiah Close, in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, killed her, and then removed her tongue, breasts, vagina, and eyes. While on his way to dispose her dismembered body, he was apprehended by men of the vigilante group in the area. After his arrest, Dike was able to escape from detention with the help of an officer identified as Sgt Johnbosco Okoroeze – who has since been dismissed from service. He was again caught in Plateau state, and trial resumed. A Rivers State High Court has now sentenced Dike and his accomplice, Ugochukwu Onwuamiro, to de...
Saudi Arabia ends death penalty for crimes committed by minors after ‘effectively’ abolishing flogging
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Saudi Arabia ends death penalty for crimes committed by minors after ‘effectively’ abolishing flogging

Saudi Arabia is ending the death penalty for crimes committed by minors, the kingdom’s Human Rights Commission has announced. In a statement published on Sunday, president of the state-backed commission Awwad Alawwad said: “The decree helps us in establishing a more modern penal code.” “Instead, the individual will receive a prison sentence of no longer than 10 years in a juvenile detention facility,” the statement said. The decree is expected to spare the lives of at least six men from the minority Shia community who are on death row. The six men were accused of taking part in anti-government protests during the Arab Spring uprisings while they were under the age of 18. “This is an important day for Saudi Arabia,” said Awwad Alawwad. “The decree helps us in establishing a more m...
Lawyers petition Kaduna government over El-Zakzakys’ health
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Lawyers petition Kaduna government over El-Zakzakys’ health

Counsel to the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat, led by Femi Falana (SAN) have urged the Kaduna State Government to release them for immediate medical treatment following deteriorating health condition in custody. According to Falana, recent medical tests carried out on El-Zakzaky showed that bullets lodged in his skull and body during the December 2015 clash with soldiers were threatening his life. In a petition to the Kaduna State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Aisha Dikko, the Shiites’ lead counsel said that “series of tests and scans were carried out on our clients, which revealed that there are still bullet particles lodged in several parts of our clients’ bodies (including a shrapnel still lodged in ...
Shiites Members, Police Clash in Abuja
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Shiites Members, Police Clash in Abuja

Members of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria aka Shiites clashed with men of the Nigeria Police Force in Abuja today March 23rd. Trouble started when the Shiites members who were protesting the continued detention of their leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenahi, met with police officers along the Aguiyi Ironsi road near National Human Rights Commotion in Maitama, Abuja. The faceoff reportedly led to the police opening fire to disperse the protesting Shiites members. See more photos below
IGP Bars Detention For Minor Offences Over Coronavirus
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IGP Bars Detention For Minor Offences Over Coronavirus

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), has barred police officers from detaining suspects for minor offences over the coronavirus outbreak. In a statement on Sunday, Frank Mba, police spokesman, quoted the IGP as saying detention should be reduced to the barest minimum, and only for “serious offences”. Police stations across the country are known to be filled beyond their capacity. Mba said: “The IGP, while urging officers to observe personal safety measures, further directs the Zonal AIGs and Command CPs to ensure that cases of unnecessary arrests and detention of suspects are not condoned. “He reiterates that detention of suspects must be reduced to the barest minimum and that only very serious cases such as terrorism, armed robbery, homicide and other non-bai...
‘Take Action’ — Deji Adeyanju Challenges Buhari Over Outbreak Of Coronavirus
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‘Take Action’ — Deji Adeyanju Challenges Buhari Over Outbreak Of Coronavirus

Popular human rights activist, Deji Adeyanju took to social media to call on President Muhammadu Buhari to take action on the outbreak of Coronavirus in Nigeria. There have been increased call for the President to address Nigerians to give hope over the outbreak of Coronavirus in Nigeria. With the detection of four new cases in Lagos, taking the total cases in Nigeria to 12, Adeyanju has called on the President to offer message of reassurance to Nigerians in order to prevent public panic. See his tweet below: Dear Mr. President, All we need you to say to Nigerians is that you will make tests for Corona Virus available nationwide and how this will be achieved. Go to a hospital with Minister of Health & instruct them on modalities & steps. Take action sir. Show you car...
Ganduje’s Aide Rants Over Cartoonist’s Depiction of Governor, Sanusi
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Ganduje’s Aide Rants Over Cartoonist’s Depiction of Governor, Sanusi

Tanko Salihu Yakasai, Special Adviser on Media to Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has condemned the cartoon depicting the state as a cage. A cartoonist, Mustapha Bulama, on Saturday, posted an image which showed a character of of Ganduje in a cage while pointing at that of the dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II. Sanusi is seen walking away and saying to Ganduje: “You can stay there.” Yakasai described the drawing as a mockery and an insult to the people of Kano. He said that Kano is not a cage but a state with “a thousand year old history and has produced great leaders and scholars” was attacked. Yakasai tweeted: “I see this as a mockery and insult to the entire people of Kano. Kano is NOT a cage, its a state with a thousand year old history, that has en...
Dethroned Emir, Sanusi Lamido arrives Lagos
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Dethroned Emir, Sanusi Lamido arrives Lagos

The dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi Lamido, has arrived in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial hub. Sanusi’s final destination and where he would be residing is unclear. WotzupNG gathered that his accommodation is located somewhere in a highbrow area on the island. It was also gathered that the choice of Lagos was to ensure he was safe and in a state where he would be able to attend events, interact freely with political and business leaders. “Basically, to resume his normal life and continue to speak on Nigeria’s problems and ways the country can be better”, the source said. Governor Umar Ganduje dethroned Sanusi on Monday. He announced Aminu Bayero, as the 15th Emir the same day. The court had ruled that Sanusi be freed from detention where he was banished to under...
Female Prisoners Beg for Sexual Intimacy in Kenya
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Female Prisoners Beg for Sexual Intimacy in Kenya

Some inmates of Mtangani GK Prison in Malindi, Kilifi County of Kenya have begged the country's government to institute new laws that will allow them enjoy sexual intimacy with their visiting spouses. Speaking on behalf of other inmates, Sofia Swaleh who is serving a life sentence said the time allocated to their visiting spouses and relatives is brief and does not allow for sexual intimacy. She said; “The Government, through the leadership of Kenyan prisons, should introduce a law that allows women serving lengthy jail terms enjoy sexual intimacy with their visiting husbands." Mtangani GK Prison senior administrator, Purity Nkatha Muthaura who also spoke to K24 Digital, said it would be impossible to allow the female inmates or even the male inmates enjoy conjugal rights e...
Katsina Police Confirms Arrest of Corps Member for Allegedly Raping Secondary School Girl
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Katsina Police Confirms Arrest of Corps Member for Allegedly Raping Secondary School Girl

A corps member is currently being detained by the Katsina State Police Command for reportedly raping a female junior secondary student at his Primary Place of Assignment in the state. Katsina state police spokesperson, SP Gambo Isah who confirmed the incident disclosed that they are still awaiting the medical reports to formally charge the corps member with the crime. Isah said; "Yes, the boy has been arrested and remains in detention but we are still awaiting the outcome of our investigation and the medical report to firmly establish the allegation.” The corps member was arrested after the JSS 1 student accused him of raping her at the residence the school he works with, provided for serving corps members. Reacting to the corps member's arrest, NYSC authorities in the s...
U.S allegedly exposes and opposes Buhari administration’s plan to Hand Over $100m Abacha Loot to APC Governor, Abubakar Bagudu
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U.S allegedly exposes and opposes Buhari administration’s plan to Hand Over $100m Abacha Loot to APC Governor, Abubakar Bagudu

Bloomberg reported that while the U.S. Department of Justice said Bagudu who spent six months in federal detention in Texas while awaiting extradition to the Island of Jersey was involved in corruption with Abacha, Buhari’s administration is insisting there is a 17-year-old agreement which entitles Bagudu to the recovered funds. Documents made available by the US Department of Justice revealed that the Kebbi State Governor who is a close ally of President Buhari was handed over to criminal trial in Jersey before he agreed to return $163m to Nigeria. He was subsequently released on bond to Nigeria where he was supposed to be prosecuted for money laundering, but that trial never took place. In the case involving Bagudu, the U.S. in 2013 initiated a forfeiture action against a host ...

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