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Two Men Arrested for allegedly Diverting a Company’s N4.5 Million goods
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Two Men Arrested for allegedly Diverting a Company’s N4.5 Million goods

Men of the Ogun state police command have arrested a 32-year-old man, Mutiu Olaonipekun, a driver at Parkway Investment, a subsidiary of C_WAY Foods and Beverages Company Ota, for allegedly diverting goods worth #4.5 million belonging to the company. The suspect was arrested following a complaint lodged at the Onipanu divisional headquarters by the company that the driver was given a truck loaded with the company's goods on March 15 to deliver somewhere in Isolo Lagos. It was alleged that the driver absconded with the truck as well as the goods and his whereabouts was unknown. A statement released by DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesperson of the state police command, states that upon the report, the DPO Onipanu division, CSP Bamidele Job, detailed his detectives to unravel the myster...
Police Accuse Fulani Herdsmen of Being Behind Kidnap of Imo Priest
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Police Accuse Fulani Herdsmen of Being Behind Kidnap of Imo Priest

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

Two police officers are currently nursing their injuries they sustained after gunmen attacked the Mbieri divisional police headquarters on Wednesday night, April 7. Confirming the attack, the spokesperson of the state police command, Orlando Ikeokwu, said the gunmen stormed the police headquarters at about 10pm but the attack was successfully repelled by the police. He added that the two officers who sustained injuries during the attack are currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital. Police stations in Imo state have been under attack in recent times. On Monday, April 5, the state police headquarters was attacked by unidentified gunmen. The gunmen also attacked the state correctional center and released over 1800 inmates. While the police allege that IPOB members...
Car wash employee who allegedly ran away with customer’s car arrested in Ogun
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Car wash employee who allegedly ran away with customer’s car arrested in Ogun

Men of the Ogun state police command have arrested one Kazeem Olanrewaju, who absconded with a Toyota Venza car with registration number APP 775 GB given to him to wash. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, states that the suspect was arrested, when the DPO Idiroko division CSP Shadrach Oriloye was on routine patrol with his men and sighted the Venza car without a number plate, driven in a suspicious manner. He was there and then flagged down, but instead of him stopping, he started running away. He was hotly chased and apprehended. On searching the vehicle, it was discovered that the number plate of the vehicle was removed and kept in the car. ''On interrogation, he confessed that he was working with a car wash in Festac to...
Man Arrested for Killing 57-year-old he Suspected of Having an Affair with his Wife in Adamawa
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Man Arrested for Killing 57-year-old he Suspected of Having an Affair with his Wife in Adamawa

A 30-year-old man identified as Johnson Samuel, has been arrested by men of the Adamawa state police command for stabbing a 57-year-old man to death at his residence over suspicion that the victim was having an affair with his wife. The spokesperson of the state police command, Suleiman Nguroje, who confirmed the arrest, said the suspect, a resident of Bandasarga village, Ganye Local Government Area, returned home on Sunday, April 4 around 11pm and met the victim, Yaji Lawal, in his house. He suspected that the man was having an affair with his wife. In anger, he picked up a knife and stabbed the deceased. “There and then, he suspected the victim of coming to have an affair with his wife; all of a sudden, he stabbed him with a knife and left him in a pool of blood'' Nguroje said N...
Anambra Commissioner Abducted During Attack on ex-CBN Gov, Charles Soludo, Regains his Freedom
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Anambra Commissioner Abducted During Attack on ex-CBN Gov, Charles Soludo, Regains his Freedom

The Anambra state Commissioner of Public Utilities, Engr Emeka Ezenwanne, who was abducted during the attack on the former CBN governor, Charles Soludo , in Isuofia on March 31, has regained his freedom. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Tochukwu Ikenga, states that the commissioner returned home unhurt, in the early hours of today April 4th. Ikenga said five suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident and remains committed to apprehending the remaining gang members.
Bandits Kill Two Miyetti Allah Leaders in Nasarawa
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Bandits Kill Two Miyetti Allah Leaders in Nasarawa

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed the chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association in Nasarawa State, Mohammed Hussain, at Garaku Market Area of Kokona Local Government area of the state. The bandits also murdered one Mohammed Umar, the chairman, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association in the Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, Ramhan Nansel, said the assailants killed both men at about 7pm on Friday, April 2. Ramhan's statement in part reads “On 2/4/2021 at about 1930hrs, information was received that unknown gunmen suspected to be Fulani Bandits attacked and killed one Mohammed Hussaini, the Chairman, Miyetti  Allah Cattle Breeders Association, Nasarawa State and Mohammed Um...
Kidnappers Abduct, Kill 36-year-old China-based Businessman in Akwa Ibom after Collecting N2m Ransom
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Kidnappers Abduct, Kill 36-year-old China-based Businessman in Akwa Ibom after Collecting N2m Ransom

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has exhumed the body of a 36-year-old China-based businessman, Onyeka Oliver Ezewulu, who was abducted by kidnappers, killed, and buried in a shallow grave after collecting N2m ransom from his family. Operatives of the Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB) Special Tactical Squad of the Command had stormed the kidnappers den in Mbiaso community in Nsit Ibom Local Government Area of the state on Monday, March 29, and killed three of the hoodlums during a gun battle. It was gathered that the deceased businessman was shot on the leg while attempting to flee when the heavilly armed kidnappers laid ambush close to his house located along Idoro road, in Uyo on March 5, 2021. The gang thereafter bundled their bleeding victim into a White coloured Toyota Camry...
Suspected Drug Addict Stabs young man to Death, Injure Another at a Wedding Party in Adamawa
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Suspected Drug Addict Stabs young man to Death, Injure Another at a Wedding Party in Adamawa

The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested a 23-year-old man, Yusuf Jibrilla, for stabbing two youths, killing one. The incident occurred on Monday, March 29, during a wedding party in Mayo-Nguli, Maiha Local Government Area of the state. It was gathered that the victims, Sadiq Hammadandi, 22, and Adamu Suleiman, 25, were sitting outside the venue of the party when the suspect, said to be a drug addict, joined them to smoke his weed. The duo asked him to leave because they could not tolerate the suffocating hemp smoke. The suspect got angry, brought out a knife and stabbed them. The victims were rushed to Maiha Cottage Hospital where Hammadandi was confirmed dead while Suleiman survived but would have to undergo surgery.
Four Secondary School Students Crushed to Death in Ibadan
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Four Secondary School Students Crushed to Death in Ibadan

Four pupils of Ejioku Secondary School in the Lagelu Local Government Area of Oyo state have died after a sand-laden truck crushed them to death on Monday March 29. According to reports, the pupils were going to school on a motorcycle when the truck crushed them to death along Iwo-Ibadan expressway. The unfortunate incident caused students of the school to vandalize articulated vehicles in Ejioku. "It happened less than one hour ago. Four pupils of the Ejioku secondary school were crushed by a truck. Students have started vandalising trucks in Ejioku. They are still here as I speak. Police must come around to ensure law and order. This is taking another dimension now. The students are on rampage'' an eyewitness said Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state pol...
Encomium pours as police inspector and Kano State official reject N1m bribe from fake drug dealers
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Encomium pours as police inspector and Kano State official reject N1m bribe from fake drug dealers

A police officer attached to the Kano State Police Command, Inspector Garba Saleh Rabo, and one Jamilu Buhari Alkasim, an official with the Kano State Consumer Protection Council, have been rewarded for rejecting the sum of one million Naira (N1,000,000.00) offered to them as bribe by fake drug dealers. The Managing Director, Kano Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA) and acting Managing Director of the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) Baffa Babba Dan Agundi, disclosed this on Thursday, March 25, during a meeeting with the State Commissioner of Police, CP Sama'ila Shu'aibu Dikko. Agundi stated that Inspector Garba Saleh Rabo, attached to the Department of Operations of the Command and Alkasim, received information that expired goods worth billions of Naira were kept in a warehouse. ...
Man arrested for shooting his tenant in Ogun
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Man arrested for shooting his tenant in Ogun

A 35 year old man, Obinna Kalu, was on March 16 arrested by men of Ogun state police command for shooting his co-tenant Adijat Balogun with a gun at her right rib. Kalu's arrest followed a report made at Sabo/Ilupeju divisional headquarters by one Olayiwola Kareem, who reported that while the victim was sleeping in her room at about 12 noon on the 14th of March 2021, Obinna Kalu a co-tenant who has always been at loggerhead with the victim sneaked into her room and shot her on the right rib. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, reads in part ''Upon the report, the DPO Sabo/Ilupeju division SP Mustapha Opawoye quickly led his men to the scene where the victim was quickly rescued to state hospital Ijaye and was later referred to F...
Anambra Police Denies Trying to Cover up a Murder case, says Woman Arrested for allegedly Beating her Househelp to Death is Still in Custody
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Anambra Police Denies Trying to Cover up a Murder case, says Woman Arrested for allegedly Beating her Househelp to Death is Still in Custody

The Anambra police command has denied trying to cover up a murder case involving a woman who was arrested for allegedly beating her househelp to death. The police command in a statement released by its spokeperson Haruna Mohammed, described the allegation made by activist Gwamnishu Emefiena Harrison as false. Haruna said the 25-year-old woman identified as Madam Nmesoma Okafor, is still in police custody and would be charged to court on Monday 15/3/2021 after an autopsy has been conducted. The statement read; The attention of the Anambra State Police Command has been drawn to a misleading report on Instagram credited to one Gwamnishu Emefiena Harrison that Police have refused to charge to Court one Madam Nmesoma Okafor 'f' aged 25years of Nkpor in Idemili North LGA of Ana...
Police Arrest Suspected Member of Notorious Bandit Syndicate that Kidnapped Katsina Village Head and Killed his Brother
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Police Arrest Suspected Member of Notorious Bandit Syndicate that Kidnapped Katsina Village Head and Killed his Brother

The Katsina State Police Command has arrested a member of notorious bandit and kidnap for ransom syndicate, Lawal Umar alias “Bammi”. Spokesperson of the command, SP Gambo Isah, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, March 9, said the suspect confessed to have participated in the kidnapping of village head of Radda, Charanchi LGA in which they shot and killed Radda's younger brother, Alhaji Aminu Umar. "On 25/02/2021 based on a tip off, the Command succeeded in arresting one Lawal Umar, 'M', alias "Bammi", aged 35years of Tsaskiya Village Safana LGA, a notorious bandit and a member of kidnap for ransom syndicate. In the course of investigation the suspect confessed to have participated in several attacks on villages in Safana, Dutsinma and Charanchi LGA of Katsina State," ...
Update: How gunmen slit the throats of father, two sons in Zamfara and left without taking a dime
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Update: How gunmen slit the throats of father, two sons in Zamfara and left without taking a dime

The Zamfara State Police Command has confirmed the brutal murder of a father and his two sons in Tsafe Local Government Area of the state.   LIB reported that Zaharadeen Sani Tsafe (Sani Na Indo) and his two sons were slaughtered by gunmen suspected to be bandits after a raid on the family’s residence near Agama Lafiya community.     Spokesman of the command, SP Muhammad Shehu, said they had received the report of the incident and five prime suspects had been arrested in connection with the case.   "They are currently undergoing a discreet investigation at the state CID and will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded,” he stated.   The victims' neighbours to Daily Trust that the gunmen slit the throats of Zahara...
Woman beats her 8-year-old stepdaughter with electric wire in Bauchi, sets her private part on fire
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Woman beats her 8-year-old stepdaughter with electric wire in Bauchi, sets her private part on fire

The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested one Aisha Abdullahi Gaide for child molestation and attempted homicide.   Spokesperson of the command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, March 1, said the suspect beat her 8-year-old stepdaughter Zahra Abdullahi with an electric wire and afterwards burnt her private part with lighted matches.   "On 15/02/2021 at about 1800hrs, Secretary to the State Action Committee on Gender Based Violence (SGVB), Mrs. Talatu Musa arrested and brought one Aisha Abdullahi Gaide of Kofar Durmi near Tudun Tarima Bauchi to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) Bauchi with a complaint that on 14/02/2021 at about 1300hrs, the aforementioned suspect molested her step daughter identified as Zahra Ab...
Police Free Abducted Bayelsa Civil Servant, Arrest 2 Suspected Kidnappers
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Police Free Abducted Bayelsa Civil Servant, Arrest 2 Suspected Kidnappers

The Bayelsa state police command has rescued a female civil servant in the state who was abducted by a four-man gang in Yenegoa, the state capital. The police arrested two of the suspected kidnappers who disguised as the state Government Task Force Team, while they were trying to withdraw cash from her account on Friday February 26. Spokesperson of the state police command, Mr. Asinim Butswat said the suspects were arrested following a tip-off. Though two members of the gang escaped, a revolver pistol with three rounds of live ammunition were recovered by the police team which arrested two other members of the gang who have been identified as Headman Eniyi and Ebi Tonbofa. Butswat said; “You will recall that the Commissioner of Police, Bayelsa State Command, CP Mike Okoli,...
You Have 14 Days to claim Your cars/items or the Command will Sell them – Lagos state Police Warns car/exhibit Owners
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You Have 14 Days to claim Your cars/items or the Command will Sell them – Lagos state Police Warns car/exhibit Owners

The Lagos State Police Command has warned the general public, particularly those who have their accidented and exhibit cars or items parked at various police formations across the state to come forward for claims with immediate effect. Area Commaders, Divisional Police Officers and Heads of Departments have been directed to decongest their formations of the items without delay. The affected car owners have been given 14 days to claim their cars/items afterwhich the command will be left with the option of selling off the cars and items on public auction after due court processes. A statement released by the Lagos state police spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi read; LAGOS POLICE COMMAND WARNS CAR/EXHIBIT OWNERS The Lagos State Police Command has warned the general public, part...
76 Persons Arrested at a Midnight Birthday Party in Lagos
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76 Persons Arrested at a Midnight Birthday Party in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested seventy-six persons at a midnight birthday party holding at Lavender court, Jakande close Oniru Victoria Island Lagos today February 13. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Muyiwa Adejobi, states that they were arrested for violating COVID-19 protocols. According to Adejobi, the Divisional Police Officer, Maroko Division of the command, led his team on enforcement of COVID-19 protocols including 12 midnight to 4am curfew when he got wind of the gathering at the party. ''Those arrested at the party included: 1. Popoola Michael 2. Adeyemo opeyemi 3. Ramon salami 4. Kareem Akeem 5. Balogun Nurudeen and 71 others. The Divisional Police Officer, Maroko Division, also impounded more than One Hundred and t...
Six suspected kidnappers apprehended in Abuja
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Six suspected kidnappers apprehended in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory police command acting on credible intelligence has arrested six suspected kidnappers along the Apo axis.   A statement released by the spokesperson of the FCT police command, ASP Yusuf Mariam, gave the identities of the suspects as Frank Ozor 26yrs, Nweke Uche 19yrs, Chester Uzor 25yrs, Chukwu Bethrand 27 yrs, Chukwu Samuel 25yrs and Kelechi Ngene 26 yrs. Yusuf added that their arrest led to the successful rescue of two other victims who identified the suspects.   “Consequently, the command has deployed covert and overt crime-fighting strategies to strengthen security across the FCT, especially areas with cumbersome terrain. “In addition, the command has launched a strategic counter-kidnapping operation to checkmate the emerging security ...
Retired Immigration Officer and Three Others Abducted in Abuja
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Retired Immigration Officer and Three Others Abducted in Abuja

A retired Assistant Comptroller-General of Immigration, Abdulahi Rakieu, and three other persons have been abducted in the Tungan Maje area of Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja on Saturday, February 6. The kidnappers were said to have raided the victims’ houses and whisked them away. This comes few days after a Punch reporter and two others were kidnapped in the Kubwa area of the FCT. The Punch reporter has since regained his freedom. The police command is yet to comment on this recent abduction.
Police arrest man over alleged malicious publication to incite breach of public peace in Anambra
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Police arrest man over alleged malicious publication to incite breach of public peace in Anambra

The Anambra State Police Command has arrested one Mr Philip Emeka Chinwuba 56, for a publication he shared online.   The publication titled "COVID-19 In Awka" was shared on Jan 15, 2021.   In it, Mr Chunwuba made some unfounded claims, including that coronavirus has hit govt house Awka with more than 30 senior govt officials including Governor Obiano in isolation.   Mr Philip Emeka Chinwuba of Chinwuba Street, Aguleri, was arrested following an investigation the Command is undertaking that required his explanation in the role he allegedly played in the crime.   A statement released by CSP Haruna Mohammed, PPRO Anambra State Police Command, reads: "The suspect had on or about 15/1/2021 originated and circulated on various social media platforms a...
Three men arrested for beating 23-year-old to death over alleged phone theft in Ogun
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Three men arrested for beating 23-year-old to death over alleged phone theft in Ogun

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested three men who beat a 23-year- old man to death over an alleged phone theft.   According to the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the three men identified as Ugo Obi, Chinonso Jude and Chibuke Samson, all of MTN street Iju Ota, were arrested following a report by one Ajibade Gbenga who reported at Onipanu divisional headquarters that his son Samuel Ajibade was alleged to have stolen two handsets by the suspects, consequent upon which the three suspects jointly beat him to state of comma.   Oyeymi said Ajibade informed the police that the deceased was rushed to general hospital ota for medical attention but was confirmed dead on arrival, by the doctor on duty. Upon the report, the...
62-year-old man arrested for raping 13-year-old girl in Katsina
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62-year-old man arrested for raping 13-year-old girl in Katsina

The Katsina State Police Command has arrested a 62-year-old man, Lawal Sani for raping a 13-year-old old girl in Unguwar Yari area of the state.   Spokesperson of the command, SP Isah Gambo, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Thursday, January 21, said the suspect was arrested after the victim's mother reported the matter to the police.   "On 14/01/2021 at about 1330hrs one Magajiya Ashababu, ‘F’, of Yammawa Quarters, Katsina, reported at the Central Police Station, Katsina, that on the same date at about 17:15hrs, one Lawal Sani, ‘M’, aged 62yrs of Sokoto Rima Quarters, Katsina, lured her daughter, aged 13yrs of the same address at Unguwar Yari Quarters, Katsina and forcefully had unlawful carnal knowledge of her. Investigation is ongoing." said Gambo. &...
One Person Killed as Police Foil Armed Robbery Attack in Nasarawa
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One Person Killed as Police Foil Armed Robbery Attack in Nasarawa

An armed robbery suspect has been killed after men of the Nasarawa state police command foiled a robbery attack along Gidan Gambo road in the state on Sunday, January 3. A statement released by the spokesperson of the command, Ramhan Nansel, states that at about 10.50pm on Sunday, the Police Command received a distress call that hoodlums suspected to be armed robbers had blocked the road at Gidan Gambo along lafia-shandam road with the intent to rob unsuspecting commuters. ''Upon the receipt of the information, the Commissioner of Police mobilized Police personnel attached to Assakio Police Station and a team of Safer Highway personnel to the area where a gun duel ensued. Consequently, the hoodlums were dislodge and one yet to be identified suspected armed robber was fatally woun...
Cultists arrested while fighting over a gun deal
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Cultists arrested while fighting over a gun deal

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested six suspected cultists in Odogbolu area of the state.   The Lagos-based suspected cultists Oluwadamilare Aboyeji, Matthew Adebiyi, Jacob Solomon and Iliasu Jubril, and Odogbolu-based suspected cultists Segun Olubanjo and Samuel Olaniyan were arrested after concluding on a deal to purchase a locally-made pistol for an operation.   Ogun police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said;   “Investigation revealed that the Ikorodu-based suspects contracted Samuel Olaniyan to purchase a locally-made pistol for them, and when the gun was delivered, they discovered that the pistol was not serviceable; hence they came with full force to deal with the Odogbolu-based cultists for betraying their trust. “While the pandemonium...
10 pregnant girls and kids rescued from Ogun baby factory
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10 pregnant girls and kids rescued from Ogun baby factory

10 pregnant girl and some kids have been rescued by the Ogun state police command from a baby factory at Ofada, Mowe, Obafemi-Owode LGA.   While the operator of the factory, Mrs Florence Ogbonna reportedly fled during the raid on Tuesday December 1, her daughter and a physically challenged man were arrested.   The physically challenged man is allegedly responsible for impregnating the young girls and after delivery, their babies were sold by Mrs Ogbonna who was arrested for similar offence and is standing trial for human trafficking.   Ogun police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the young expectant mothers aged 18 to 24 years, were transported from Imo, Abia and Ebonyi states with a promise of securing employment for them but later lured into the illici...
Seven suspected cultists arrested in Lagos
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Seven suspected cultists arrested in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested seven suspected members of Eiye Confraternity at Agura area, Ikorodu, Lagos state.   A statement released by the command's spokesperson, SP Muyiwa Adejobi, says police operatives attached to Imota Division arrested the suspects on Saturday 28th November 2020 at 2pm.   Adejobi gave the names of the suspected cultists as Abolaji Arbayo, Josiah Offem, Oluwapelumi Oyeyinka, Limidi Taofeeq, Ahmed Shittu who drives their operational vehicle, Zainab Nurudeen who serves as the armourer who sources for the guns to operate, and Rabiu Ganiyu.   He mentioned that the suspected cultists attacked members of the vigilante in their area, inflicting degrees of injury on them just to avenge t...
Suspected kidnapper nabbed after boarding a vehicle owned by one of his victims
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Suspected kidnapper nabbed after boarding a vehicle owned by one of his victims

A suspected kidnapper, pictured above, has been nabbed after mistakenly boarding a commercial vehicle owned by one of his victims in Sokoto state.   The driver who was kidnapped along Kankara in Katsina state while returning from Kano about two months ago, reportedly spent three weeks in captivity and was released after paying an undisclosed amount of money as ransom.   Daily Trust reported that the suspect was recognised by the victim when he boarded his vehicle on his way to Kano state.   A National Union of Road Transport Worker (NURTW) member said;   “The driver was quick to identify him because the incident happened not too long ago. “After identifying him, he alerted our leaders who in tu...
Two men, 63 and 56 arrested for raping 13-year-old girl in Bauchi
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Two men, 63 and 56 arrested for raping 13-year-old girl in Bauchi

The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested two elderly men for raping a 13-year-old girl at new GRA area.   Spokesperson of the command, DSP Ahmed Mohammad Wakil, who confirmed the incident in a statemnet on Wednesday, November 25, said the suspects were arrested following a report made by the victim's relative.     "On 15-11-2020 at about 2050hrs one Rabi’u Musa ‘m’ of sabon Kaura Bauchi reported at ‘D’ Division that one Ibrahim Musa ‘m’ aged 63yrs and Nuhu Isah ‘m’ 56yrs all of Unguwan Gado Bauchi had unlawfully carnal knowledge of Hauwa (not real name) ‘f’ aged 13yrs of Sabon Kaura Bauchi on different occasion in a security room located at new GRA near Sindaba Hotel Bauchi," Wakil said.     He said Ibrahim, a security guard and ...
Man beats his girlfriend to death in Ogun
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Man beats his girlfriend to death in Ogun

Thirty-one-year-old, Rexlawson Jonson, pictured above, who is an indigene of Ebonyi State, was arrested by men of the Ogun State police command on October 30 over the alleged gruesome murder of his 26-year-old girlfriend, Patricia John. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, states that the arrest of the suspect followed a report by one Adebayo Aladesuyi who is a manager of “MOLAYO HOTEL” Ibafo who reported that while they were carrying out a routine check of the hotel room, they discovered the dead body of the occupant of one of the rooms with bruises on her neck suggesting that the deceased might have been strangulated.   ''On the strength of the report, the DPO Ibafo division Csp Jide Joshua led his detectives to the scene...
Akwa Ibom State Police commences ‘Operation Show Your Number Plate’
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Akwa Ibom State Police commences ‘Operation Show Your Number Plate’

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command is set to commence what it termed 'Operation Show Your Number Plate' from Monday, November 2.   A statement issued by the spokesman of the command, SP Odiko MacDon on Sunday, November 1, said that the operation became necessary due to the blatant disregard for the lawful use of number plates in the state.   "In recent times, the Akwa Ibom State Police Command has watched with stupfaction the fragrant disregard for the lawful use of number plates in the State. While some vehicle owners have continued to cover their number plates, some others do not even affix number plates in their vehicles, a trend which has made some persons to commit crimes and successfully absconded from prosecution," the statement reads.   "The Commiss...
Police arrest wanted notorious cultist 24 hours after he killed a mechanic in Ogun
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Police arrest wanted notorious cultist 24 hours after he killed a mechanic in Ogun

Ogun State Police Command have arrested a notorious cultist, Babatunde Idris aka Bobo, for killing an auto mechanic.   Recall that the 19-year-old suspect was declared wanted by the police for the murder of Salaudeen Lawal in Igbesa, in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state. See previous report here  Here   Confirming the development in a statement on Tuesday, October 20, spokesman of the command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect was traced to his hideout at Surulere in Lagos by detectives led by the Igbesa Divisional Police Officer, SP Abayomi Adeniji. "In compliance with the CP’s directive, the DPO and his detectives embarked on an intelligence and technically-based investigation that led them to Surulere area in Lagos State, where the suspect was ...
Two Arrested for Alleged Dollar Fraud in Ogun
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Two Arrested for Alleged Dollar Fraud in Ogun

The Ogun state police command has arrested two suspects in connection to an alleged fake dollar fraud in Ota area of the state. The suspects identified as Chika Kasarachi and Ifeanyi Okechuckwu, were arrested following a complaint lodged by one Omeh Chidebere Ishoke at Sango police station. Recalling how he was lured to the suspect's hideout at Koleosho Street Anisere Sango-Ota, Ishoke said they collected the sum of N148,000 from him under the pretence of changing the money to dollar, for him to make a huge profit.  Ogun Police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi said;  "The duo are members of a syndicate who specialized in duping unsuspecting members of the public of their hard-earned money under the pretence of ‘washing’ dollars for them.“H...
Man Stabbed to Death by his Friend During an Argument Over N12,000
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Man Stabbed to Death by his Friend During an Argument Over N12,000

A young man simply identified as Godstime has died after he was allegedly stabbed to death by his friend over N12, 000 in Amukpe, Delta state on Sunday, July 12. According to Facebook user SapeleOghenek, Godstime, pictured above, had gone to a place where they gamble. He and his friends contributed money up to N12, 000 which they used in gambling. Trouble started when they needed to share the money they contributed after they had stopped gambling. An argument soon degenerated into a fight and Godstime was stabbed with a bottle twice in his stomach. Friends immediately rushed him to James Hospital where he was allegedly rejected. He was later pronounced dead at the City Hospital in Okirigbagha. Godstime welcomed a child with his wife three days ago. His body has since been depo...
60-year-old man Arrested for Defiling a 9-year-old Girl in Anambra
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60-year-old man Arrested for Defiling a 9-year-old Girl in Anambra

The Anambra State Police Command have arrested a 60-year-old man identified as Okafor Ndubuisi for allegedly defiling a 9-year-old girl. Ndubuisi, said to be a resident of Sun Rise Estates Nkwelle Ezunaka in Oyi LGA of Anambra State was accused of defiling the minor on different occassions. He was arrested at about 2:30pm on Sunday July 12, following a tip-off. The state's police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed said the Commissioner of Police John Abang has directed that the case be transferred to the State Criminal investigation Department, Awka for discreet investigation after which suspect would be charged to court for prosecution.   The statement read; On the 12/7/2020 at about 2:30:pm following a tip off, Police operatives attached 3-3 Division arrested one Okafo...
Man Arrested for Using hot Knife to Inflict Injury on a 10 Year old Boy’s Buttocks
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Man Arrested for Using hot Knife to Inflict Injury on a 10 Year old Boy’s Buttocks

24-year-old Badmus Folarin, pictured above, has been arrested by men of the Ogun state police command for using a hot knife to burn the buttocks of a 10-year- old boy, Sunday David, for allegedly licking from a tin of tea at their home situated at Elegushi Street, Owode-Yewa, Yewa South Local Government Area of the state. In a statement released on Sunday, July 12, the spokesperson of the state Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the police at Egbado Division received a distress call from a neighbor of the suspect. “The suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the DPO Owode Egbado division, Olabisi Elebutte, from a concerned neighbour. He  reported through a telephone call that they could hear a sorrowful cry of a boy at No 12 Elegushi Street, Owode-Yewa, ...
Ghanaian man pours hot water on his breastfeeding wife’s breast in Enugu
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Ghanaian man pours hot water on his breastfeeding wife’s breast in Enugu

A Ghanaian man, Emmanuel Opoku, has been arrested by men of the Enugu state police command for allegedly pouring hot water on the breasts of his nursing wife.   A women-based non-profit organization, WomenAids Collective WACOL who shared the sad story online, said the nursing mother with a three-month-old baby, was allegedly assaulted by Opoku after she asked him for money to purchase some food items. The group said Mr Opoku has been arrested and will be charged to court on Monday, July 14 while the battered wife has been taken to the hospital where she is receiving medical attention.   On the 9th day of July 2020, a good Samaritan reported to WACOL that one Mr. Emmanuel Opoku, a Ghanaian who lives in Nigeria has been torturing and abusing his wife Mrs. K. WACOL quic...
Suspected ritualist linked to the serial killings in Ibadan has been arrested
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Suspected ritualist linked to the serial killings in Ibadan has been arrested

The Oyo state police command has arrested a ritualist linked to the serial killings in Akinyele Local Government Area(LGA) of the state.   Confirming the arrest to newsmen on Wednesday July 8, the spokesperson of the state police command, Olugbenga Fadeyi, said “Yes, we have arrested some suspects in connection with Akinyele killings; we will brief the press soon please” he said   Fatal Owoseni, the Special Adviser on Security Affairs to  Gov. Seyi Makinde, also confirmed the arrest of the suspects in a town hall session organized for stakeholders on tackling security in the Akinyele area today. ” As I speak now, the perpetrators of the killings in Akinyele have been apprehended. As at yesterday the criminals had been apprehended. The person behind it has been taking ...
Five year old Boy Hacked to Death in his Compound in Ibadan
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Five year old Boy Hacked to Death in his Compound in Ibadan

A five-year-old boy simply identified as Mujeeb was hacked to death by yet-to-be-identified persons in his compound in the Tose area of Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State today Monday, June 22. This incident comes weeks after three females, Grace Oshiagwu, Barakat Bello, and Azeezat Shomuyiwa, were killed by unidentified persons in the same local government area. Mother of the deceased, Mrs Tirimisiyu, told Tribune that shortly after the heavy downpour in the area this morning, her son stepped out to defecate at the back of their house. It was while defecating that the assailants allegedly hacked him to death. “When the rain subsided, he told his older sibling that he wanted to go and defecate. The older sibling opened the back door for him to go defecate. Had I known I...
Lagos Police Command Release Official Statement on the Murder-suicide Incident that Happened in Lekki
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Lagos Police Command Release Official Statement on the Murder-suicide Incident that Happened in Lekki

The Lagos state police command has released an official statement on the murder-suicide incident that happened in the state on Sunday, June 21. LIB had earlier shared the sad story. Spokesperson of the state police command, Bala Elkana, in the statement released, said the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered a thorough investigation into the matter. Read the press statement below   On 21/06/2020 at about 1600hrs, Ilasan Police Station received an information that, a couple identified as, Olamide Alli 'f' 25 years old and Chris Ndukwe 'm' 39 years old were found dead in the man's residence at road 5, House 16a, Victory Point Estate, Ilasan. A team of homicide detectives was deployed to the scene and the crime scene was preserved for forensic analysis....
55-year-old Man Hacked to Death by Unknown Persons in Imo
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55-year-old Man Hacked to Death by Unknown Persons in Imo

A 55-year-old man has been hacked to death by yet-to-be-identified persons in Ahaba Orodo community area in Imo state. The spokesperson of the state police command, Ikeikwu Orlando, in a statement released today June 22, said operatives of the Divisional Police Headquarters, Mbaitoli acting on a report earlier made to the station, moved to an isolated area around the Ahaba Orodo Community School and found the corpse of the 55-year-old man identified as Patrick Uchenwoke, in the pool of his own blood.   ''Operatives discovered that he had a deep machete cut at the back of his head, while a bicycle and bible was seen beside the corpse, thus suggesting that he must have been murdered while going or returning from church.'' the statement read Ikeokwu said the state Commissione...
Kano Police Charge 42 Rape Suspects To Court
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Kano Police Charge 42 Rape Suspects To Court

Kano State Police Command, on Thursday, said it has between January to date charged 42 rape suspects to court for prosecution. The Command’s spokesperson, Abdullahi Kiyawa, who made this disclosure, said all the victims have been evacuated to health centres for comprehensive examination and treatment. Kiyawa said, ”Analysis and research conducted by the Police Command Headquarters, indicated that about 33.3 per cent of rape cases were perpetrated in uncompleted buildings, followed by 17.7 per cent cases, who were apprehended at farmlands. Also, 15.6 per cent of the cases occurred at the home of the victims, whereas 6.7 per cent were carried out at the houses of the victims.” Following the unhealthy development, the PPRO emphasised the need for us residents to be more vigilant ...
Lady Gang-raped by 8 Men after Being set up by her Friend in Adamawa state
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Lady Gang-raped by 8 Men after Being set up by her Friend in Adamawa state

A 33-year-old lady was reportedly gang-raped after being deceived into the men’s den by her own friend, said to be the only female member of a 9-man rape gang. The Adamawa state police command has confirmed the arrest of five members of the gang including the lady, while four are at large. 30-year-old Zainab Jafaru reportedly arranged for her friend to be gang-raped and reportedly disappeared after taking her to the men. Adamawa State Police spokesman, DSP Suleiman Nguroje said; “On 13/6/2020, following a report received from a 33-year-old lady being raped by a syndicate of 9 at Gerio, a remote area of Jambutu, Yola North LGA, Police operatives attached to the command’s monitoring team, arrested five people: Ahmadu Ismail (20 years old); Salu Buba (25 years); Muhammed Ali (78 ...
32-year-old Man Arrested for allegedly Defiling 7-year-old Girl in Anambra
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32-year-old Man Arrested for allegedly Defiling 7-year-old Girl in Anambra

A 32- year -old man has been arrested by men of the Anambra state police command for allegedly defiling a seven-year-old girl at Okpoko near Onitsha. Spokesperson of the state police command, Haruna Mohammed, in a statement released, gave the identity of the suspect as Chigbo Akpoluobi, a resident of Obodoukwu Road, Nkitaku, Okpoko, Anambra. According to Mohammed, the suspect allegedly lured the victim to his apartment on June 14, to defile her. “On June 16, at about 12: 30p.m., following a tip off, police operatives attached to the Okpoko Division, arrested one Chigbo Akpoluobi for defiling a seven-year -old girl. The scene was visited by police detectives and the victim was taken to the hospital for medical examination. Meanwhile, the suspect has voluntarily confessed to ...
Doctor Killed and Burnt in Zamfara
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Doctor Killed and Burnt in Zamfara

The Zamfara State Police Command has launched an investigation into the gruesome murder of a medical doctor identified as Enoch Okpara. Okpara who was a consultant Obstetrics/Gynaecologist working at the Federal Medical Centre in Gusau, was found dead at his residence in Mareri area of the state capital on Saturday June 13. The remains of the deceased was found burnt beyond recognition after the church he worshipped in raised an alarm of him missing after not showing up for a programme on Saturday morning, which was quite unusual. It was gathered that the leaders of the church contacted some of his colleagues who tried his mobile phone number which rang repeatedly without response. His colleagues who suspected that something was wrong checked his apartment and saw his car park...
Couple Found Dead inside their Apartment in Imo
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Couple Found Dead inside their Apartment in Imo

A couple, Cynthia Obieshi and Samuel Osuji, were found dead inside the apartment belonging to Mr Samuel in Imo state on Sunday June 14. A statement by the spokesperson of the state police command, Godson Ikeokwu, says at about 9am today, operatives of the Divisional Police headquarters, Nekede/Ihiagwa Division received a calling inviting them to number 19 Vic-Mic lodge JMJ Bus stop in the state. When they arrived at the compound, they broke the door leading to Mr Samuel's apartment and found the lifeless bodies of Cynthia and Samuel. According to the Ikeowku, late Cynthia visited her boyfriend, late Samuel, on Saturday, June 13, and passed the night but unfortunately, both of them didn't wake up the next morning. ''Preliminary investigations suggest that they may have died ...
75-year-old man Arrested for  Raping 15-year-old Hawker in Osun
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75-year-old man Arrested for Raping 15-year-old Hawker in Osun

Men of the Osun state police command have arrested a 75-year-old man, Jacob Ayinla, for allegedly raping a 15-year-old local juice seller popularly known as ‘Pito’ in his apartment in Osogbo, Osun State on Wednesday, June 10. According to reports, the accused man lured the teenager into his apartment in the Olowo area in Osogbo under the pretense he wanted to buy the local juice. Immediately she entered his house, the man forcefully defiled her. “The girl always hawks the Pito around in our area but it is unfortunate that the girl was deceived by the old man and raped. The girl is living at No 10 Aresa area, Osogbo with her relative who produces the local juice for her to hawk every day. After the incident she reported the issue to the police station, informing them of what Ay...
Police Arrest Man for Raping 40 Women in Kano
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Police Arrest Man for Raping 40 Women in Kano

The Kano State Police Command say they have arrested a man after 40 people were raped in one town over the period of a year. A mother in Dangora, Kano, caught the man in her children's bedroom, according to police spokesman Abdullahi Haruna. The man ran away but neighbours chased and caught him, he added. The man was arrested on Tuesday, June 9. The command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna confirmed this in a statement that reads: "Police on Tuesday arrested 32-year-old Muhammad Alfa in Kwanar Dangora, an outskirt of Kano. "During interrogation, the man confessed to have raped more than 40 female in a year, including girls, married women, as well as an 80-year-old." The police say the spate of rapes included an attack on children as young as 10 years old....
Police arrest man, two others over rape of step-daughter, corps member
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Police arrest man, two others over rape of step-daughter, corps member

The Police Command in Akwa Ibom State has arrested three suspects for different cases of defiling minors. One of them, a 55-year-old man, allegedly raped his step-daughter. Police Relations Officer, CSP Nnudam Fredrick, made this known in a statement on Tuesday. He noted that the man forcefully slept with the 15 years old teenager. Police said the indigene of Odot 1 village in Nsit Atai LGA, chased the victim out of the house when he discovered that she was pregnant. The statement added that a corps member on primary assignment in Uyo was gang-raped by two persons, Ofonime Essien and Frank Okon, when she went to charge her phone in their house. Similarly, one Ekemini Asuquo, 38, confessed that he lured a 14-year-old girl with N1,500 to a hotel where he raped her. The P...

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