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One dies as building collapses at Ikeja police barracks
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One dies as building collapses at Ikeja police barracks

A bungalow in the Mounted Troop Police Barracks in Ikeja, Lagos State, on Tuesday, partially collapsed and killed one Peace Bulus and broke the arm of her sister. The victims’ mother, Hauwa, who escaped death by a whisker alongside the injured victim and her two other daughters, was said to have collapsed due to shock. Punch Metro gathered that Hauwa and her four children were sleeping in their one-room apartment in the barracks when an implosion occurred in the building around 3am. It was learnt that the lintel of the door suddenly fell, smashed Peace’s skull and broke her sister’s arm. An eyewitness, Rasheed Adedeji, told Punch Metro that Peace died on the spot, adding that her injured sister alongside their mother, who fainted from shock, were rushed to the Police Clinic...
Dog bites 18-month-old girl in the face in unprovoked attack
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Dog bites 18-month-old girl in the face in unprovoked attack

A toddler has been left traumatised after being bitten on the face by a dog in an unprovoked attack. Eighteen-month-old Kelsie Male was thrown back onto the pavement after an Alsatian-cross lunged and sunk its teeth into her face - missing her eye by just millimetres. Her mother Sophie Garth, 28, who was a few steps behind, desperately ran to her aid before the bloodied and bruised tot was rushed to hospital. Doctors said she was lucky to have only suffered minor physical injuries - but her parents say the incident has left her deeply shaken. The family, from Portland, Dorset, say the attack has left their youngest daughter waking up crying in the night, unhappy to be left alone and 'jumpy' around both people and other dogs. Mother Sophie, also parent to Kelsie's sibling...
Update: 6-year-old boy Killed by Abductors after Ransom Payment Laid to Rest in Kaduna
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Update: 6-year-old boy Killed by Abductors after Ransom Payment Laid to Rest in Kaduna

Six-year-old Muhammad Kabir, who was killed by his abductors after ransom payment, has been laid to rest in Kaduna. MCI reported that Kabir was abducted by a neighbour in Badarawa area of Kaduna, taken to Kano and murdered after the abductors had collected N1 million ransom.  The four suspects were paraded by the police on Monday. A Facebook user, Jamil Jobo Magayaki shared photos and videos from the funeral prayer of the boy held on Saturday, May 1. "It's with a heavy heart that we buried our son Muhammad Kabir Magayaki today in Kaduna. We totally condemn this inhuman, ugly and evil act, we are determined to ensure the perpetrators of this heinous act face the full wrath of the law to serve as deterrent to others inshaAllah. Continue to Rest In Peace Muhammad" he wrote. ...
Gary Neville Reveals who to Blame for Fans’ Protest as Man Utd Face Points Deduction
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Gary Neville Reveals who to Blame for Fans’ Protest as Man Utd Face Points Deduction

    Gary Neville has said Manchester United’s owners, the Glazers, are to blame for fans’ protests on Sunday, ahead of the Liverpool clash. Supporters began protesting outside The Lowry hotel, where Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his team were preparing for the game. More protests broke out at Old Trafford and hundreds of fans broke into the stadium and reach the pitch, before being escorted out by police. It was confirmed on Sunday evening the match would be postponed and will be rescheduled in due course. “This is a consequence of the Manchester United owners’ actions two weeks ago. There is a general distrust and dislike of the owners, but they weren’t protesting two or three weeks ago. “The Glazer family are struggling to meet the financial requirements at ...
Bring our sister’s corpse, we want to see her – family members of murdered Akwa Ibom job seeker, Iniobong Umoren, cry out
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Bring our sister’s corpse, we want to see her – family members of murdered Akwa Ibom job seeker, Iniobong Umoren, cry out

The family members of murdered Akwa Ibom job seeker, Iniobong Umoren, were filmed asking to see their sister's corpse today, May 2. Iniobong was raped and murdered after she went on Twitter to announce she was looking for a job. Someone had sent her a message about a job opening and invited her for an interview. She informed family members and her friend and kept them updated until the final call where she was heard screaming. Umoh Uduak, the friend who was checking up on Ini Umoren when she left for the interview and raised alarm when she didn't hear from her again, has been retweeting posts that alleged the man fingered in connection with Ini's murder is in the habit of doing such and he's in it together with his family members. She also retweeted a tweet claiming the all...
Family storm Police H/Q over job seeker murdered in Akwa Ibom
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Family storm Police H/Q over job seeker murdered in Akwa Ibom

The family of late Miss Iniobong Umoren, the job seeker murdered in Akwa Ibom State over the weekend, Sunday, stormed the police Headquarters, Ikot Akpan Abia, demanding to see the corpse of the deceased. Some of them in a viral video on social media lamented that they were not involved in the matter, insisting that seeing the corpse would convince them if their sister was actually the person murdered or not . Reacting, the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Odiko MacDon, said the family members came to the police to demand for update on the murder of the deceased. He assured that as far as the matter was concerned that no stone would be left unturned to ensure justice for the victim. His words, “All I know is that they were at the Headquarters today and I have addressed them and th...
News Imo prison attack: Nigerians will be shocked by outcome of investigation – Aregbesola
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News Imo prison attack: Nigerians will be shocked by outcome of investigation – Aregbesola

Rauf Aregbesola, the Minister of Interior, has said that the outcome of the investigative report of the attacks on Owerri Custodial Centre would shock Nigerians. DAILY POST reported that the state prison facilities and police headquarters in Oweri, the Imo State capital came under attack by unknown gunmen on April 5. Aregbesola said the attack was the worst of its kind in the history of the country The former Governor spoke at the headquarters of the Nigerian Correctional Service, NCS, Abuja on Sunday while addressing squadron commanders. “Let me say it loud and clear here when the investigation is concluded, Nigerians would know the roles played even by our officers in Owerri. “But I must give kudos to our personnel in Bauchi Kano and Lagos (Ikoyi) for their gallantry in fr...
Man Utd vs Liverpool Postponed after Fan Protests
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Man Utd vs Liverpool Postponed after Fan Protests

Manchester United's Premier League game against Liverpool at Old Trafford has been postponed following protests against the Glazer family. Hundreds of fans got into the stadium ahead of the behind-closed-doors contest, which was originally scheduled for a 4.30pm kick-off before being delayed and then called off completely. Discussions are taking place around finding a new date for the fixture. A United statement read: "Following discussion between the Police, The Premier League, Trafford Council and the clubs, our match against Liverpool has been postponed due to safety and security considerations around the protest today. Discussions will now take place with the Premier League on a revised date for the fixture. "Our fans are passionate about Manchester United, and we compl...
Nigerian man stabbed to death while trying to protect his son in the U.K
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Nigerian man stabbed to death while trying to protect his son in the U.K

A Nigerian dad, 40, was stabbed to death on a busy London street while trying to protect his son.   Michael Olatunde Fadayomi, who has been hailed as a "pillar of the community", was a football coach and a devoted single dad who was popular in the community.   He was knifed after a fight started on the top floor of a busy bus in North West London on Thursday, April 29.   Nigerian man stabbed to death while trying to protect his son in the U.K   Witnesses said Mr Fadayomi's teenage son - understood to be heading to football training - "had some problems on the bus with someone".   When his father intervened, the confrontation escalated and spilled out onto the pavement.   The son - who has not been named - desperately tri...
Indian woman Dies of Covid two Hours after Police ‘took away her Oxygen Cylinder from her Hospital bed to Give it to a VIP’
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Indian woman Dies of Covid two Hours after Police ‘took away her Oxygen Cylinder from her Hospital bed to Give it to a VIP’

An Indian woman has died after the police allegedly took her oxygen cylinder away from her hospital bed to give to a VIP amid a shortage of medical oxygen in the country. Video shared on social media shows a man crying and begging in front of the Uttar Pradesh police not to take away his mother’s oxygen cylinder. 'My mother will die if you take away her oxygen cylinder,' Anmol Goyal, 22, told the police as the cylinder was carried out of the hospital on Tuesday night, April 27. He and his 17-year-old brother were said to have sourced the oxygen themselves, bringing it to the Covid ward and placing it by their mother's bed. Their mother, who was admitted to a private hospital in Agra in Uttar Pradesh for Covid-19 complications, died two hours after the police allegedly t...
Akuapem Poloo in Trouble Again as Police Complaint is Filed Against her
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Akuapem Poloo in Trouble Again as Police Complaint is Filed Against her

Akuapem Poloo's legal woes are far from over as a police complaint has been filed against her. Her friend Derrick Kobina Bonney, popularly known as DKB, has reported her to the police for defamation. Presenter/ comedian, DKB, had been in charge of donations made to Akuapem when she was sentenced to jail for posing naked in the presence of her child. The comedian has now said that the actress accused him of squandering monies he solicited on her behalf while she was in prison. This was after Akuapem Poloo claimed one Mama Alice had accused her of not showing appreciation for the money she donated while she was in prison. According to Poloo, Mama Alice claimed to have given GH¢4,000 to DKB to be given to her. To prove her innocence, Akuapem Poloo, in a video, said s...
Shelve the Idea of Staging Another Public rally for the Actualization of Oduduwa Republic – Police warns Organizers of Yoruba nation rally
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Shelve the Idea of Staging Another Public rally for the Actualization of Oduduwa Republic – Police warns Organizers of Yoruba nation rally

The Ogun state police command has warned organizers of Yoruba nation rally against carrying on with it, as it is capable of undermining the relative peace being enjoyed in the entire State. The police which noted that the group will be holding its fourth rally in the state on May 1, accused the secessionists of attacking security operatives when being stopped from distributing inciting letters in the past. Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesman of the Ogun police command stated that though they have exhibited restraint and absolute calm even in the face of extreme provocations by the organisers of the rallies and their cohorts, they will not perpetually stand by and watch public conducts of some citizens hold others to the ransom and threaten the corporate existence of the country. The s...
Painter Arrested for allegedly Impersonating Lagos Monarch, Oba Elegushi and Defrauding Facebook Lover of N51m
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Painter Arrested for allegedly Impersonating Lagos Monarch, Oba Elegushi and Defrauding Facebook Lover of N51m

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a painter, Moses Olaitan, and his accomplice, Segun Omoshola, for allegedly impersonating the Elegushi of Ikate land, Oba Saheed Elegushi, and using his image to defraud a woman they met on Facebook of N51m. Parading the suspect before newsmen on Thursday, April 29, the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, said the suspect was arrested following a complaint lodged at the station. He said after a detailed investigation, detectives tracked down and arrested Olaitan and Segun three months after perpetrating the crime. Speaking to newsmen, Olaitan said after he opened a Facebook account in the name of the monarch and started posting different pictures of the traditional ruler to attract potential suitors. “Everything happened on F...
Police Parade Kidnappers of Ogun Monarch, OOU students
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Police Parade Kidnappers of Ogun Monarch, OOU students

The Ogun State Police Command has paraded the suspected kidnappers of students of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ayetoro campus and a community leader, Chief Tajudeen Omotayo, The two female students of OOU were abducted on March 14, 2021, at their hostel while Chief Omotayo was kidnapped on his way from a meeting in Ijebu-Ode on March 20.He was later released after undisclosed amount was paid to the kidnappers. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Edward Ajogun, who paraded the suspects alongside suspected armed robbers at the police headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta on Wednesday, April 28, said they were apprehended two days after the students were released. The suspects, Umaru Usman, Mohammed Bello, and Babuga Abubakar, 40, also confessed to a series of kidnap case...
Two Nigerian Men Arrested in South Korea for allegedly Conning Victims out of N41m in Romance Scams
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Two Nigerian Men Arrested in South Korea for allegedly Conning Victims out of N41m in Romance Scams

Two Nigerian men have been arrested in Suwon, South Korea for allegedly swindling South Korean victims, mostly women, of tens of thousands of dollars in romance scams, local police said Wednesday, April 28. According to the Gyeonggi Nambu Police Agency, just south of Seoul, the suspects defrauded four South Koreans, three women and one man of about 120 million won (US$107,900) in total after the two befriended the victims online under fake identities. One of the suspects falsely introduced himself as a U.S. military surgeon based in Yemen to a South Korean woman he met on a social network service in January. After a month of friendly online exchanges, the Nigerian man allegedly tricked her into sending him a total of 51 million won for his fake project to ship gold bars to Sou...
Woman Arrested after Drunkenly Offering Lap Dances and Sex to ‘Random Citizens’ and Police
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Woman Arrested after Drunkenly Offering Lap Dances and Sex to ‘Random Citizens’ and Police

A woman is in prison after offering lap dances to “random citizens,” asking police if they wanted to have sex on the sidewalk, and threatening assault against paramedics. According to reports Olivia Taylor-Washek, 28, from Florida, was charged in St. Petersburg with disorderly intoxication (disturbance) on Saturday April 24 shortly before 9 p.m. A disturbance call was made to police authorities after a “highly intoxicated” Taylor-Washek was “stumbling on the sidewalk and attempting to give lap dances random citizens outside of a business,” After Fire Rescue was called to evaluate her, she threatened “to punch paramedics if they touched her,” According to an arrest report obtained this week by The Smoking Gun. Police offered to walk her home, but Taylor-Washek “continued...
Lekki Rumoured Attacks On Police Is False, Mischievous – Lagos Police Command
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Lekki Rumoured Attacks On Police Is False, Mischievous – Lagos Police Command

POLICE PRESS RELEASE, LAGOS STATE COMMAND, DATED 26TH APRIL, 2021. LEKKI RUMORED ATTACKS ON POLICE IS FALSE, MISCHIEVOUS.. CP LAGOS The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has described the rumored okada operators' attack on police personnel in Lekki area of Lagos State, as captured in the viral video of Monday, 26th April, 2021, as false and mischievous. The Command has carefully studied the video and noticed that the originator(s) of the video distorted the fact and raised false alarm in order to cause confusion and create fears in the minds of the general public for reasons best known to him and his agents or sponsors as the case may be. The command wishes to set the record straight that today Monday 26th April, 2021, at about 0930am, the Divisional P...
Okada Riders’ Fight: Police Restore Normalcy To Iyana Iba/Alaba Rago Axis
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Okada Riders’ Fight: Police Restore Normalcy To Iyana Iba/Alaba Rago Axis

The Lagos State @PoliceNG Command has restored normalcy to the Iyana Iba/Alaba Rago and Ojo areas of the state where there was a disagreement between the members of the transport unions, okada units precisely, on the increment in tariff today, Monday 26th April, 2021. The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered for immediate deployment of additional police personnel to the area to maintain law and order as he also directed the Area Commander, Area E Festac, to personally be on ground to monitor the situation and invite the leaders of the affected Okada riders unit for an urgent meeting. The Command wishes to debunk the rumor that the disgreement, not violence as being peddled in the social media, was between some ethnic groups. Without mincing words, the...
Suspected Thief Nabbed While Attempting to Steal car from Church in Akwa Ibom
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Suspected Thief Nabbed While Attempting to Steal car from Church in Akwa Ibom

A suspected car thief was caught while attempting to steal a Toyota Camry from a church in Afaha Oku, Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital on Sunday, April 24. It was gathered that the suspect succeeded in unlocking the car with a master key and was about to abscond with it when he was caught, severely beaten and handed over to the Police. According to an eyewitness, Oduononwi Abidiak, the car belongs to a visitor who came for a child dedication service. His report below: "God today prove Himself a mighty God at Hill Top Church of Christ Afaha Oku, Uyo as he put to shame the devil. "The pictures you are seeing here shown a young guy who almost absconded with a Toyota Camry belonging to a visitor who join us at HillTop Church of Christ, Afaha Oku for a child dedication service...
Boko Haram Cuts off Network in Acting IGP’s Hometown
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Boko Haram Cuts off Network in Acting IGP’s Hometown

Residents of Geidam town in Yobe State, which is the hometown of Acting Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba and the immediate former governor of the state Ibrahim Geidam, no longer have network on their phones as Boko Haram fighters have razed down masts belonging to Airtel and MTN in the town. Daily Trust reported that the attackers first struck on Friday evening but they took cover following air strikes from the military. Ali Maina, one of the residents told the publication that after the Air Force jet which hovered around the town left, the insurgents returned. Maina said;  “They wreaked havoc on the town this morning. We can see buildings burning and they forced several shops opened carting away food items. “We are more frightened this time around, because w...
14 year Old boy Arrested after 14 Year old Girl was Dragged into Bushes and Raped in Broad Daylight
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14 year Old boy Arrested after 14 Year old Girl was Dragged into Bushes and Raped in Broad Daylight

A 14 year old teenage boy has been arrested after a 14-year-old girl was dragged into a bush and raped in broad daylight. Police say the victim was targeted as she walked on open land to the south of Westleigh Park in Leigh, Wigan, UK on Thursday afternoon, April 22. The incident took place between 4pm and 5.30pm as the girl was approached by a male and pulled into bushes. Following an appeal for information, police arrested a 14-year-old boy today, Saturday and are currently questioning him. The girl is also currently being cared for by child services. The identities of both teenages have not been disclosed... Superintendent Mark Kenny said: ‘This has been a fast-paced investigation and as a result of our enquiries we have now made an arrest. ‘While people in the ...
Police Arrest Two Suspected Ritualists With Human Skulls In Kaduna
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Police Arrest Two Suspected Ritualists With Human Skulls In Kaduna

The Police Command in Kaduna State on Saturday said it had arrested two suspected ritualists and recovered human skulls from them. The command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammad Jalige, made this known in a statement in Kaduna. Jalige said that on April 23 at about 2130hrs, the command received a distress call through the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Kakuri. He said the DPO informed the command that some people were sighted at the Muslim graveyard at Kudenden and were suspected to be carrying out a heinous act. “On getting the report, operatives were immediately dispatched to the area where they succeeded in apprehending two persons of same address of Zaki Close, Kabala West, Kaduna. “In possession of the said persons were a hoe and some human skulls which we...
We are Looking at Building Schools 30 Minutes from Military Installations – El-Rufai
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We are Looking at Building Schools 30 Minutes from Military Installations – El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has said that his administration is considering building schools 30 minutes from military installations. El-Rufai who disclosed this during a programme on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) on Friday April 23, said the decision became necessary because what Kaduna state is facing with bandits is "beyond the capacity" of civil defence and police. He said; “In our view in Kaduna, first (way to address the situation) is to ensure that schools are fenced, because, unless we fence schools, we will give easy access to criminals. So, fencing schools is very important, and that’s a budgetary item; you need money to build fences. “The second is to have enough (security operatives) on ground. We must have more civil defence (officers), more private security gua...
Rapper Lil Mosey, 19, Charged with Rape, wanted by police
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Rapper Lil Mosey, 19, Charged with Rape, wanted by police

American rapper, Lil Mosey has reportedly been declared wanted by police for rape. According to a report from TMZ, the rapper, real name Lathan Echols, has been charged with second-degree rape stemming from an alleged incident in January of this year. Due to his failure to appear in court on Wednesday, April 21, the 19-year-old Washington rapper is now wanted by law enforcement. The "Blueberry Faygo" rapper was reportedly charged with second-degree rape several weeks ago ahead of this week's scheduled court date but failed to show up. Earlier this year, a woman claims that she and a friend went to visit Lil Mosey, but alleges that she was raped by the 19-year-old artist and another man, who the Chronicle reports is named Francisco P. Prater. An affidavit obtained by the ...
Soldiers Kill Robbery Suspect in Aba
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Soldiers Kill Robbery Suspect in Aba

A robbery suspect said to be part of a five-member gang terrorising Aba, the state’s commercial city has been killed by soldiers. A military source told The Nation that the incident happened at an army outpost by the popular Ariaria Junction. The gang operating in a commercial bus reportedly refused to stop when the soldiers flagged them down, but instead barged into the military barrier. The soldiers who sensed danger opened fire on them, killing one and injuring another. Other members of the gang who tried to escape were arrested and handed over to the police. It was also learnt that locally-made pistols and 10 mobile phones were recovered from them.
No Cash For Police, IGP Baba Laments
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No Cash For Police, IGP Baba Laments

The police have no money for its operations despite the serious security situation in the country, Acting Inspector-General of Police Alkali Usman Baba said on Wednesday. Without funding, yet faced with attacks on its assets and killing of its officers and men in parts of the country, the police have become “Miracle Player” to be able to achieve whatever results they have recorded, Baba said. He spoke on the poor funding situation of the police at a meeting with House of Representatives Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila. He told the Speaker: “We have not account” to go and dip our hands and do quick deployment in terms of mitigation or even proactively stopping what is to come. Sincerely speaking, year-in, year-out, besides what we have as allocations, we have problems meeting emergen...
Police Investigate Attack On Traffic Officer Whose Head Was Broken With Bottle
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Police Investigate Attack On Traffic Officer Whose Head Was Broken With Bottle

POLICE INSTITUTE INVESTIGATION INTO ATTACK ON TRAFFIC OFFICER, VOW TO APPREHEND FLEEING MOTORIST, PERPETRATORS The Lagos State Police Command has commenced investigation into the attack on the Traffic Officer, ASP Daudu Ajayi, m, attached to Abattoir Division of the Command as captured in the video that went viral today Wednesday 21st April, 2021. The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, was taken aback by the act of the driver and some individuals in the viral video and ordered that the case be thoroughly investigated while the driver and his accomplices involved in the dastardly act be caused to face the full wrath of the law. The fact of the case is that on Wednesday 21st April, 2021, at about 12.30pm, there was a case of hit and run serious accident inv...
Ma’Khia Bryant: Columbus police release body camera footage in shooting of 16-year-old
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Ma’Khia Bryant: Columbus police release body camera footage in shooting of 16-year-old

In an unprecedented move, Columbus police showed body camera footage of the shooting of a 16-year-old girl by a Columbus police officer just hours after the incident on the Southeast Side. The shooting, which happened about 20 minutes before a guilty verdict was announced in the trial of Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer who killed George Floyd, prompted hundreds to protest at the shooting site and Downtown. The video shows an officer approaching a driveway with a group of young people standing there. In the video, it appears that the 16-year-old, identified now as Ma’Khia Bryant, who was moments later shot by police, pushes or swings at a person, who falls to the ground. Bryant then appears to swing a knife at a girl who is on the hood of a car, and the offic...
IGP, EFCC Chairman On Collision Course As Police Withdraw CSPs, Others
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IGP, EFCC Chairman On Collision Course As Police Withdraw CSPs, Others

The acting Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, and the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, may be on a collision course, as the police authorities have directed the withdrawal of its senior officers from the commission starting from Chief Superintendents of Police. The IGP gave the directive in a memo to the EFCC chairman, dated April 15, and obtained by SaharaReporters, while also requesting that the commission provide the police with the list of personnel in its nominal roll and their dates of transfer. The IGP letter reads that the CSPs and other senior police officers hitherto with the EFCC must return to the police headquarters on Wednesday by 10 am for “further instructions.” The IGP's memo written by Acting Commissioner of P...
Two Arrested for Robbing Rice Merchant in Ogun
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Two Arrested for Robbing Rice Merchant in Ogun

The police in Ogun state have arrested two suspected armed robbers who dispossessed one Nonso Nwibo, a rice merchant of cash sum of N120,000, at Ipamesan area of Sango ota. A statement released by DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesperson of the state police command, states that the suspects were arrested following a distress call received by the DPO Sango ota division, CSP Godwin Idehai that robbers have invaded the shop of the said Nonso and robbed him of one hundred and twenty thousand Naira as well as his Techno handset at gunpoint. ''Upon the distress call, the DPO quickly led his men to the scene, but on sighting the policemen, the robbers took to flight, but they were hotly chased and one of them by name Sadiiq Hassan was arrested with a locally made pistol while the other one ...
Woman in her 20s Allegedly Raped by Gang of Men in Manchester park
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Woman in her 20s Allegedly Raped by Gang of Men in Manchester park

Police are hunting for a group of men who allegedly raped a woman in her 20s. Officers were called to a report of the rape of a woman in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester after 12.30 am earlier today, April 20, in what officers have described as a 'random and sickening attack'. Pictures from the scene show a play area in the park has been taped off with heavy police presence around the scene. No arrests have been made, and officers are appealing to anyone with information to get in touch. Chief Inspector Cara Charlesworth, of GMP's City of Manchester South Division, said: 'A truly horrendous incident took place last night and we are supporting the victim at this awful time with our specialist officers. 'At this stage this appears to have been a random and sickening att...
Robber Arrested after Giving Couple his ID When he Broke in and Stole their Money in Hotel
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Robber Arrested after Giving Couple his ID When he Broke in and Stole their Money in Hotel

Police have arrested a man after he allegedly left his ID after breaking into a hotel room in Manhasset, New York on April 16. Michael C. Lee, 29, allegedly entered another guest's room at the Travelodge hotel on Northern Boulevard at around 3 a.m. through their unlocked sliding glass window, according to CBS New York. The female guest, 33, called out to her boyfriend, 44, for help upon encountering Lee, Daily Voice reported. The couple demanded to know why he was in their room and asked for his ID. Lee willingly handed over his driver's license and fled the room without collecting it back. The woman informed the police after noticing her money was gone. Lee was arrested at 5:05 a.m. the same day without incident, according to authorities. He is charged with se...
Police Arrest 15 In Kaduna For ‘Killing 706 Cows, 75 Sheep’
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Police Arrest 15 In Kaduna For ‘Killing 706 Cows, 75 Sheep’

Fifteen suspects have been arrested by the Police in Kaduna State for allegedly killing 706 cows and 75 sheep in Atiyap chiefdom of Zangon Kataf Local Government Area (LGA), Kaduna State. The suspects are said to have dumped the animals in a ditch after the carnage. The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, ASP Muhammad Jalige, in a statement, expressed concerns about the nature of the crime which he said was “perpetrated by agents of doom in their quest to set the State ablaze”. He noted that the command cannot hold back and watch criminals take laws into their hands, noting that the command is not leaving anything to chance in ensuring that thorough investigation is carried out to prevent recurrence of such dastardly act. He added: “On 24th March 2021 at about 100...
Lagos One Way Saga: Police Arrest Man For Reckless Driving, Assaulting Officers
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Lagos One Way Saga: Police Arrest Man For Reckless Driving, Assaulting Officers

LAGOS "ONE WAY" SAGA: POLICE ARREST MAN, 33, FOR RECKLESS DRIVING, ASSAULTING POLICE OFFICER The Lagos State Police Command, on Saturday 17th April, 2021, arrested one Victor Ebhomenyen, m, 33, for driving against the traffic, assaulting and causing severe bodily injuries on an Assistant Superintendent of Police, Erhator Sunday, m, at Four Point Hotel, Oniru, Lagos State. The Command has deemed it necessary and responsible to react and set the record straight on the incident that was captured in a video that went viral on the social media on Saturday, 17th April, 2021, where two (2) men were repeatedly assaulting an officer on duty and creating a scene on the road at Oniru, Victoria Island, Lagos State. To set the record straight, on 17/4/21, at about 1030am, one ASP Erhator Sun...
Police orderly killed as gunmen open fire on Taraba Local Govt chairman’s convoy
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Police orderly killed as gunmen open fire on Taraba Local Govt chairman’s convoy

A police orderly attached to Prince Shoban Tikari, the chairman of Takum Local Government Council of Taraba State, was killed when suspected bandits opened fire on the chairman’s vehicle. The incident happened on Saturday, April 17, in Dogo-Gawa village, Takum local governemnt area. Tikari, who confirmed the attack, said the gunmen in their numbers, launched an attack on his covoy while on his way to Takum, claiming the life of the deceased in the process. The chairman declined giving the name of the deceased, however, it was gathered that the policeman was of the 67 Mobile Police Squadron, located in the area. Following the attack, an emergency meeting was held at the local government council Chamber on the issues of kidnapping, robbery, and recent attack on the security a...
Inside the ‘completely lawless’ town in Australia where horrific rape and violence runs rampant because they have no police
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Inside the ‘completely lawless’ town in Australia where horrific rape and violence runs rampant because they have no police

A small town in Australia has been branded "completely lawless" as its lack of police presence has made horrific sex attacks and violence run rampant. The town known as Fregon, in Southern Australia is totally off the radar of cops, and has now been thrust into the spotlight after a nurse was brutally raped and murdered. Fregon is an Aboriginal community, where Indigenous peoples of the Australian mainland live. It is one of six in the APY lands. Home to up to 300 people at any one time, the closest police are located more than half an hour away in Umuwa - which is not permanently manned by police itself. A nurse known as Gayle Woodford, 56, took up a job with Nganampa Health Council in South Australia, and often went to Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. ...
On Twitter, the Chicago Teachers Union called Toledo “one of ours.”  “Adam Toledo was loved,” the statement read. “He was one of ours, and we are keeping his memory and his Gary Elementary School family in our hearts, along with his mother, family and the people of Little Village. We wish them healing and comfort right now. Love your children. Love your communities. Love yourselves.”  On Thursday, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown offered his condolences to the Toledo family during a virtual department board meeting.
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On Twitter, the Chicago Teachers Union called Toledo “one of ours.” “Adam Toledo was loved,” the statement read. “He was one of ours, and we are keeping his memory and his Gary Elementary School family in our hearts, along with his mother, family and the people of Little Village. We wish them healing and comfort right now. Love your children. Love your communities. Love yourselves.” On Thursday, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown offered his condolences to the Toledo family during a virtual department board meeting.

Reaction has been swift following the release of body cam footage that shows a 13-year-old boy with his hands raised less than a second before a Chicago police officer fatally shot him last month in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side. Video footage of the shooting, released Thursday by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, shows a CPD officer shooting Adam Toledo once in the chest around 2:30 a.m. on March 29 in the alley of the 2300 block of South Spaulding. Adam was shot after he and another man, 21-year-old Ruben Roman, ran away from police. Officers initially responded to the area following a report of gunfire. Adam Toledo’s family lawyer Adeena J. Weiss-Ortiz says the video “speaks for itself.” “Adam, during his last wind of life, did not have a ...
“Nigerians Sold It To Us”– Two Indians Nabbed With Drugs Tell Police
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“Nigerians Sold It To Us”– Two Indians Nabbed With Drugs Tell Police

The Indian police on Wednesday arrested two of its citizens with 1 kg heroin, a pistol, and three live cartridges. According to the police, those arrested were identified as Mohsin Ansari (28) and Rahul Sharma (26). They were arrested from near Khanpur Chowk in Kharar based on a tip-off. SSP Satinder Singh said Mohsin Ansari is a taxi driver and stayed at Zirakpur, while Rahul Sharma is a bartender while also working as a food delivery boy. As a bartender, Sharma came in contact with people addicted to heroin and started supplying them drugs, The Indian Express reports. The accused disclosed they used to get the drug from some Nigerian residents in Delhi and then supply it in Mohali and Kharar. The accused also revealed that they used to visit their suppliers thrice a month...
Former TV Gladiator, Shadow, looks unrecognizable in mugshot photo after he got hooked on drugs and admits role in blackmail plot
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Former TV Gladiator, Shadow, looks unrecognizable in mugshot photo after he got hooked on drugs and admits role in blackmail plot

Police has released the shocking mugshot of ex-TV Gladiator, Shadow, and he looks unrecognisable. The image of Shadow was issued by cops on Wednesday, April 14, after the former bodybuilder, whose real name is Jefferson King, admitted taking part in a drug-fuelled blackmail plot. The photo shows him hollow-cheeked and dead-eyed, while hooked on drugs. King, 59, had demanded £1,000 last year from a mum for the safe return of her son who was allegedly being held hostage by a gang. He is currently in custody awaiting sentencing at the conclusion of a crown court trial of other alleged blackmailers. Jurors were told that King was "known as Shadow in Gladiators", though he is now barely recognisable from his 1990s heyday after years of drug abuse. Born in London, King ...
UCL: We Apologise to Real Madrid – Liverpool
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UCL: We Apologise to Real Madrid – Liverpool

  Liverpool have apologised to Real Madrid after their fans attacked the bus conveying the LaLiga giants to Anfield on Wednesday. The club also vowed to work with the police to fish out those involved in the attack and have them punished accordingly. Liverpool supporters had gathered on Anfield Road before the second leg quarter-final clash, with several objects thrown at the Real Madrid vehicle. The Reds’ supporters shattered one pane of a double-glazed window on the bus with Anfield staff forced to clean up broken glass on the ground. “We condemn unequivocally the actions that led to Real Madrid’s team bus being damaged during its arrival to Anfield this evening,” Liverpool statement read. “It is totally unacceptable and shameful behaviour of a few individuals....
Police Arrest Vigilante For Killing Passerby, 17 Suspected Armed Robbers
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Police Arrest Vigilante For Killing Passerby, 17 Suspected Armed Robbers

The police operatives attached to Ijora Division of the command, on Tuesday, 13th April 2021, at about 2pm arrested one Vigilante member, Lukman Rasak, m, 30, for shooting one Musa Yahaya, m, 28, on his chest at Ijora area of the state. The victim was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead. The police were alerted and raced to the place, arrested the suspect and recovered his gun with some cartridges. In another development, the policemen attached to Elemoro Division, on 14/04/2021 at about 2am, arrested seventeen (17) suspected armed robbers at their various hideouts within the area based on intelligent gathering. The suspects are Oladapo Job, m, 22, Abdulraheem Sidibaba, m, 20, Abdulrasheed Adebayo, m, 20, Tajudeen Abdullahi, m, Agbaje Sunday,m, 21 and twelve (12...
Police, Kidnappers Exchange Gun Fire In Abuja
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Police, Kidnappers Exchange Gun Fire In Abuja

There was a gun battle between the Police and kidnappers on Tuesday in Abuja. Inspector Ambi John was hit by a bullet while he and other operatives were repelling the assailants. John, who was leading one of the teams, was rushed to hospital for medical attention, according to PRNigeria. A joint team from the FCT Command and Operation Puff Adder engaged the hoodlums. The officers responded to distress calls for intervention along the Dankusa, Angwan-Zegele-Zuba axis. The police are combing the area and patrolling surrounding communities. Kidnap incidences in the nation’s capital have surged in recent months.
Myleene Klass ‘Left in tears’ after Uber Driver ‘Spits on her’
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Myleene Klass ‘Left in tears’ after Uber Driver ‘Spits on her’

Apparently, Nigerian women aren't the only ones who complain about being disrespected by ride hailing app drivers. British singer Myleene Klass was said to be left in tears after an Uber driver allegedly spat on her when she was on her way to present her Smooth Radio show. The former Hear'Say singer was reportedly involved in a disagreement with the driver about where he should drop her off when the alleged incident took place. The 43-year-old said she was forced to flee the taxi on Friday April 9. As the mom-of-three headed into Global's London headquarters half an hour before her show started, it's said she was visibly shaken. Photographers waiting nearby stopped to ask if she was okay. The singer has since made a report of assault to the police. A source told Th...
Horrific School Shooting in Tennessee Leaves ‘Multiple victims’
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Horrific School Shooting in Tennessee Leaves ‘Multiple victims’

A suspect has been detained after a shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School in Knoxville, Tennessee. A police statement confirmed that the shooting in Knoxville left one male victim dead and a police officer injured. The statement added that a possible suspect had been taken in for questioning. The officer, who has not yet been named, is expected to survive after being shot at least one time at Austin-East Magnet High School. Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon confirmed that she spoke to the officer, and that he is expected to be OK, but will need to undergo surgery. Kidcannon said that the officer was in "good spirits." The Knoxville Police Department confirmed that "officers responded to Austin-East Magnet High School on the report of a male subject who was possibl...
Caterer Allegedly Attacked by Groom’s Brothers over Small Chops at Wedding
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Caterer Allegedly Attacked by Groom’s Brothers over Small Chops at Wedding

A woman took to Twitter to show the horrific injuries inflicted on her brother while he was working at a wedding in Lagos state. She said her brother, a caterer in charge of small chops at a wedding, was allegedly attacked by younger brothers of the groom because he told them to go and sit down before he'll serve them small chops. The attack left her brother with deep cuts on his scalp and the wounds had to be stitched. She said the case was reported to the police but "what the police could say is its the case of the rich that we should drop it". She added: "Please, we need justice!" Below are the tweets she shared and graphic photos of the injuries her brother sustained.  
Woman Reportedly Brutalised By Rivers Police Loses Pregnancy, Demands Justice
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Woman Reportedly Brutalised By Rivers Police Loses Pregnancy, Demands Justice

A 30-year-old woman, Mrs Joy Ihunwo, who was allegedly brutalised by operatives of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Rivers State Police Command, has said she lost her pregnancy after the incident and is calling for justice to be served. The woman was arrested alongside her husband, who is the head of a vigilante group in the Diobu area of Port Harcourt following a petition against him over alleged illegal activities by his group. Joy, while speaking to our correspondent in Port Harcourt on Sunday, said she had gone for a pelvic scan at the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital and the results showed that she had lost the pregnancy. The scan result dated April 10, 2021 was sighted by our correspondent and Joy called on the human rights community and Nigerians to assist her t...
Police Deployed To Guard Hausa Settlement In Imo
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Police Deployed To Guard Hausa Settlement In Imo

Security operatives have been deployed in Ama Awusa, a settlement dominated by northerners in Owerri, Imo State capital. This is as a result of the widespread attacks on some northerners in the South-East. Last week, seven traders of northern extraction were murdered in Orlu town and Umuaka in Njaba Local Government Area of Imo. On Friday, Senior Special Assistant to Governor Hope Uzodimma on Gender and Vulnerable Persons (men), Sulaiman Ibrahim Sulaiman, told Daily Trust that adequate security had been provided to prevent further attacks. Sulaiman, who is also the Garkwa Hausa (Shield of Hausa community), said the people have been sensitised on the need to live in peace with their neighbours. He said the people are not contemplating to carry out reprisal, especially on ...
Police, LASTMA, Agberos Threatening Our Livelihood, Tricycle Operators Lament
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Police, LASTMA, Agberos Threatening Our Livelihood, Tricycle Operators Lament

Every day, Rabiu (surname withheld) steps into his commercial tricycle (Keke Marwa) to work, he tries to avoid street urchins (agberos) that work as levy collection touts for the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Police, and officers of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), a deadly trio he described as a threat to their livelihood and prays not to encounter. “Speak with any driver around here, they will tell you the same thing, that these agberos, LASTMA and Police are our greatest problems. Unfortunately, we cannot avoid them. The three of them in particular are always devising new ways to steal from us, but these agberos are the worst, they are like cancer to us. “Every day, I start work by 6 am and most days, it’s like I am working for this set ...
Update: Mrs. World Released on bail after her Arrest for allegedly Injuring Mrs. Sri Lanka when she Ripped Crown from her Head on Stage 
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Update: Mrs. World Released on bail after her Arrest for allegedly Injuring Mrs. Sri Lanka when she Ripped Crown from her Head on Stage 

Mrs. World, Caroline Jurie has been released on bail by the police after she was arrested on charges of assault for removing the crown from the new Mrs. Sri Lanka's head over claim she is divorced and should not have won the pageant. Beauty queen Pushpika De Silva, 31, was awarded the 2020/2021 title during the ceremony at Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre, Colombo, which was also broadcast on national TV on Sunday. But Caroline Jurie, 28, who won the crown in 2019 and is the current Mrs. World, snatched the crown from her head and crowned the first runner-up instead. "There is a rule that you all have to be married and not divorced," Jurie told the audience. "The crown goes to the first runner-up." As the crown was forcibly removed from a tearful De Silva, she wal...

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