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Driver Arrested for  Stabbing Lover’s Husband To Death In Ogun
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Driver Arrested for Stabbing Lover’s Husband To Death In Ogun

The police have arrested a 38-year-old commercial driver, Daniel Udoh for allegedly stabbing his lover's husband to death. Udoh was said to have stabbed Emaka Umonko to death after he confronted him for “having illicit affairs with his wife”. The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed that the commercial driver was arrested on Friday, at Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the State. According to Oyeyemi, the arrest of the suspect followed a distress call received by the DPO of Onipanu Division, CSP Bamidele Job. Having suspected that Udoh was going out with his wife, Umonko confronted him and this led to a serious fight between the two men. Oyeyemi disclosed that, “while the fight was going on, the suspect brought out a knife and used...
Another young woman reportedly found dead in Jos with her vital parts missing
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Another young woman reportedly found dead in Jos with her vital parts missing

A  young lady identified simply as Plangnan, was allegedly found dead in Jos, Plateau State with vital parts of herbody missing.   According to one Chuwang Ahmadu Rajan, the mutilated body of the deceased was found dumped near Plateau Radio Television Corporation (PRTV) in Rayfield area of Jos South last week.   The development is coming days after the mutilated body of a 300 level University of Jos student, Jennifer Anthony was recovered from a hotel in Jos with her vital parts removed .   Read Chuwang's post below:   "Our sister, Plangnan was killed during Christmas period around Rayfield and she was burried in that same area. ADVISORY:   "There's a Red Alert that ritualists have invaded Jos and now have a market for selling human part...
WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns tests positive for COVID-19
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WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns tests positive for COVID-19

The World Wrestling Entertainment, WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). Roman Reigns, who was billed to defend his Universal Championship against Brock Lesnar at the WWE Day 1, confirmed the development via a tweet on his Twitter handle hours before the show. According to the tweet, he would only return to action when fully recovered due to proper protocols. “I yearn to perform tonight at #WWEDay1 to defend my Universal Championship. “However, unfortunately, earlier today I tested positive for Covid-19. Due to the proper protocols I am unable to compete as originally scheduled. I look forward to returning to action as soon as possible.” It was gathered that the Universal Champion had been fully vaccinated against the dreaded ...
Nigerian forces arrest IPOB ESN leader in Enugu
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Nigerian forces arrest IPOB ESN leader in Enugu

The Nigerian Army and other agencies have arrested Godwin Nnamdi, a leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) militant wing, Eastern Security Network (ESN). Nnamdi, described as “notorious” was apprehended in Nkanu East Local Government Area. A statement on Sunday by Army spokesman, Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu said the troops of 82 Division led the operation. Nnamdi was caught during the raid at a IPOB/ESN camp located at Akpowfu Forest in Nkanu East LGA. The joint forces engaged the dissidents in a fire fight. They took to their heels, leaving behind their wanted leader. One AK 47 rifle, one magazine containing 21 rounds of 7. 62 mm Special, one handset among others, were recovered. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Faruk Yahaya has commended the government operatives...
Lagos Diploma holder Filmed Jumping into lagoon
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Lagos Diploma holder Filmed Jumping into lagoon

A 21-year-old diploma holder identified Odunare Olalekan, was filmed on Tuesday December 14 jumping into a lagoon in Epe Local Government Area of Lagos State, in an attempt to commit suicide. The victim, whose body is yet to be recovered, jumped into the lagoon in Epe area around 10am on Tuesday. Olalekan who is a holder of Ordinary National Diploma (OND) certificate and a worker at Alaro City, a sprawling mega estate along the Lekki-Epe Expressway, was seen in videos shared online sitting on the rails of a bridge before plunging into the waters. A man filming the scene was heard querying his intention, but Olalekan who looked distressed never responded. It was also learnt that the man who is presumed dead, left behind a one-year-old baby for his 19-year-old girlfriend. ...
Bruno Fernandes names two things Rangnick wants from Man Utd players
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Bruno Fernandes names two things Rangnick wants from Man Utd players

Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, has named the two things manager, Ralf Rangnick wants from the Red Devils’ players. Recall that Rangnick was appointed as Man United’s interim manager last week. The German took charge of the team as they defeated Crystal Palace 1-0 at Old Trafford on Sunday. Fred netted the only goal of the game to give Rangnick’s side all three points against Crystal Palace. Speaking after the game, Fernandes revealed that Rangnick wants ‘more pressure’ and ‘more aggressiveness’ from Man United players. “It depends on the game,” Fernandes told Premier League productions after Man United defeated Palace. “Sometimes you have to press a little bit more, sometimes you have to press less and everyone knows that it is one of the things that t...
Gunmen abduct Eze Ndigbo in Ondo
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Gunmen abduct Eze Ndigbo in Ondo

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted the Eze Ndigbo of Ifon community in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo state, Chief Donatus Okereke. Okereke, said to be a businessman, was abducted by the gunmen on Monday morning, November 22, around Nigercat Quarry Junction in Elegbeka village. It was gathered that the abductors stopped him along Ifon road and dragged him into the forest, leaving his vehicle on the road. A resident of the village said the vehicle of the victim parked in the middle of the road which raised the suspicion of the people who alerted the community head in Ifon. A community leader and the Secretary to the Regent of Ifon, Olaniyi Eni-Olotu, who confirmed the abduction said the incident had been reported at the police station. He said the abductors ...
Nigerian army neutralizes suspected Biafra National Guard fighter
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Nigerian army neutralizes suspected Biafra National Guard fighter

Nigerian troops conducting Exercise Golden Dawn have killed a suspected Biafran National Guard gunman. According to the army, the deceased was among a group of gunmen who allegedly attacked troops' location at Amaekpu in the Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State on Thursday, October 28, 2021. A statement by Director, Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu said: "The assailants, who were heavily armed and conveyed in several vehicles opened fire on the troops’ location, but were met with stiff resistance by the troops. "In the encounter, the troops neutralized one gunman, while others abandoned their vehicles and retreated in disarray with gunshot wounds. The troops also recovered a pump-action gun, among others. "While the criminals withdrew, having bee...
Update; Pilot admits he arranged illegal flight that crashed into the Channel causing the deaths of Cardiff striker Emiliano Sala
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Update; Pilot admits he arranged illegal flight that crashed into the Channel causing the deaths of Cardiff striker Emiliano Sala

A pilot admitted organising the flight that crashed into the Channel causing the deaths of a footballer and another pilot. David Henderson, 67, pleaded guilty to one charge over the death of striker Emiliano Sala, 28, who was killed on the trip to Britain from his French club to join Cardiff City. Henderson admitted that he was the operator when his plane took payment for Sala to fly "without permission or authorisation" from outside Britain. The formal charge read: "On the 21/1/19 as the operator of aircraft registration N264DB attempted to cause N264DB an aircraft register elsewhere that the UK to discharge a passenger Emiliano Sala at Cardiff in the UK for valuable consideration without permission or authorisation." He is denying another charge after recruiting fellow ...
Fake police officer, soldier, corps member among 663 suspects arrested as NDLEA raids notorious drug joints in Lagos, other states
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Fake police officer, soldier, corps member among 663 suspects arrested as NDLEA raids notorious drug joints in Lagos, other states

A fake police officer, a soldier as well as a youth corps member are among 663 drug traffickers and users arrested when operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency raided notorious drug joints in Lagos, Abuja, Benue and other parts of the country. Director, Media & Advocacy of the agency, Femi Babafemi, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, said assorted illicit drugs weighing over 153, 256.876 kilograms were either destroyed or seized during the raids in the past week. "In Lagos, the notorious drug haven, Akala in Mushin area of the state was on Friday 15th October raided by a combined team of 70 NDLEA operatives and 30 soldiers in a joint operation code named ' Operation Still Waters.' No less that 27 suspects were arrested while various drugs such as Coca...
British MP, David Amess, dies after being stabbed to death in Essex church
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British MP, David Amess, dies after being stabbed to death in Essex church

Tory MP, Sir David Amess, has died after being stabbed several times. The Conservative MP, who represented Southend West in Essex, was reportedly attacked by a man who walked into a church in Leigh-on-Sea where he was hosting a constituency surgery on Friday afternoon, October 15. The 69-year-old long-serving public servant remained in the Belfairs Methodist Church for at least two hours following the incident at around 12.05pm receiving treatment, according to reports. An air ambulance was at the scene, as were other emergency vehicles, with the area sealed off and placed on lockdown. Essex Police arrested a 25-year-old man, then later confirmed the victim had died. The force tweeted just after 3pm to confirm the victim had died...
Tyson Fury knocks out Deontay Wilder after five knockdowns
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Tyson Fury knocks out Deontay Wilder after five knockdowns

Tyson Fury has retained his heavyweight world title, after knocking out Deontay Wilder in the 11th round on Sunday morning. It was an explosive end to a thrilling back-and-forth trilogy fight. Both Fury and Wilder hit the canvas five times in total. Wilder was down in the third and 10th rounds, while Fury went down twice in the fourth. But it was the British boxer who recovered best from the setbacks to stop his opponent in the penultimate session and ensure a concussive end to this long-running feud. “As the great John Wayne said, I’m made of pig, iron and steal. It was a great fight and worthy of any great trilogy fight. “He’s got no love for me because I’ve beaten him three times. “I’m a sportsman, I went over to him show some love and respect and he didn’t want t...
EPL: Arsenal tipped to finish in top four this season
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EPL: Arsenal tipped to finish in top four this season

Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher has said Arsenal are the outsiders to watch in the race for the Premier League’s top four this season. Despite the Gunners starting the campaign with three straight defeats, Carragher feels they are still in contention for Champions League spots. Before the season began, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United were tipped to finish in the top four. But Carragher believes Arsenal should be “watched closely”, as they have recovered with victories over Burnley, Norwich and Tottenham, before drawing with Brighton before the international break. Mikel Arteta’s side are in 11th place, having taken 10 points from their first seven games. “We can already see which are the top four strongest Premier League teams. “The team that...
BBNaija: Yousef Recovers Hacked Instagram Account
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BBNaija: Yousef Recovers Hacked Instagram Account

Big Brother Naija ex-housemate, Yousef on Tuesday says he has recovered his Instagram page after few days after it was hijacked by an undisclosed hacker. Recall that WuzupNigeria reported that Yousef’s Instagram page with over 300k followers was hacked and nearly all his photos and videos were wiped clean. However, the reality star announced that he has recovered it. To further prove that he is now in control of his Instagram account, Yousef took to the same page to share some recent dazzling photos of himself with a caption that restates his presence on the photo-sharing app.
13 wedding guests including groom’s brother, sister-in-law perish in fatal accident in Rivers
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13 wedding guests including groom’s brother, sister-in-law perish in fatal accident in Rivers

  At least 13 wedding guests have died and many others injured in a fatal accident in Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State. The crash involving a Coaster bus filled with passengers and a truck occurred close to Akpoku- Udufor community on Sunday, September 26. One Great Missionary, who shared photos from the scene said the bus was conveying passengers from Afara community in Etche to a community in the neighbouring Imo State for the traditional marriage between one Chief Ambrose Igbokwe Nwuzi and his third wife. According to The Nation, less than 30 minutes after the bus took off, it collided with a truck killing over 13 of its passengers. It was gathered that the community was still in shock as deceased persons were said to be...
Juventus vs Chelsea: Tuchel confirms injury doubt ahead of Champions League clash
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Juventus vs Chelsea: Tuchel confirms injury doubt ahead of Champions League clash

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said he is unsure if Mason Mount will be fit for their Champions League clash against Juventus on Wednesday. Tuchel noted that it will be a “matter of hours” to decide if Mount makes the trip or not. The England midfielder missed Saturday’s loss to Manchester City due to a “minor knock”. Mount has not recovered sufficiently enough for Tuchel to rely on his presence against the Serie A giants. “I absolutely don’t know, we have to see. “In the end it will be a matter of hours as to whether he makes it or not,” Tuchel told Chelsea’s website. The Blues defeated Zenit 1-0 in their opening group game on Match Day 1.
Police arrest two suspected cultists during initiation in Delta
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Police arrest two suspected cultists during initiation in Delta

Operatives of Operation Delta Hawk have arrested two suspected cultists in Agbor, Delta State. The suspects include Blessing Rex, 30, and Lucky Wisdom, 18. They were arrested during the initiation of new members into the Vikings confraternity as others escaped at Aliokpo power line off old Warri road in Agbor. The Police also recovered 11 motorcycles and one Vikings confraternity flag from the initiation ground. The Delta State Police Command led by CP Ari Mohammed Ali confirmed the report in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe. He said effort to arrest the fleeing members is ongoing.
IPOB/ESN Commander Killed in Imo, 16 IEDs Recovered
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IPOB/ESN Commander Killed in Imo, 16 IEDs Recovered

The police in Imo state has killed a commander in the IPOB security outfit, Eastern Security Network, and two others during a gunbattle in Orlu local government area of Imo state. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, CSP Michael Abattam, said the police received technical intelligence that members of the proscribed IPOB/ ESN members were sighted in an isolated uncompleted building situated in a valley in Amaifeke in Orlu LGA of Imo State, planning to resume terror attacks on police formations and government installations in the state. Abattam stated that on September 11, the command's tactical teams mobilized and stormed the hideout out of the group located in an uncompleted building in a valley at Essential Home popularly known as " NGBUKA" in Am...
Gunmen steal £8million in jewellery from Paris Bulgari store
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Gunmen steal £8million in jewellery from Paris Bulgari store

A group of gunmen attacked a Paris Bulgari store on Tuesday September 7, and made way with £8million in jewellery. Three individuals, wearing sharp suits and armed with guns, robbed the recently revamped boutique on the Place Vendôme in central Paris, where the Ritz hotel is located, shortly before midday on Tuesday, police said. The three fled in a grey BMW while four accomplices took flight on scooters. Police fired shots at the car near the Les Halles shopping mall, forcing the trio to try to flee on foot. “Quick reaction by Paris police after a jewellery store robbery at Place Vendôme. Two suspects in custody,” the Paris police said on Twitter. A manhunt was under way for the remaining suspects. A source close to the inquiry said the thieves grabbed jewels worth €10m from...
Nigerian national arrested with drugs in India
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Nigerian national arrested with drugs in India

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has arrested a suspected Nigerian drug trafficker during a raid in Goa, India, an official said on Tuesday, September 7. The Nigerian identified as David Chibuike Chisom alias Eze Chukwebuka Joshua, was nabbed near a hotel in Arpora on Calangute-Mapusa Road in North Goa on Monday night. During a search, the team recovered 11 blots of LSD (commercial quantity) and intermediate quantity of cocaine from the accused. “Upon receiving inputs that a Nigerian national named David is involved in supplying various drugs like LSD, coke, ecstasy etc in and around Parra and Arpora area, the NCB had launched a special drive for identification of David from the last two days”, said Sameer Wankhede, Zonal Director, NCB, Mumbai and Goa.
Buhari’s Government has Recovered Close to one N1trn Looted Funds – APC leaders
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Buhari’s Government has Recovered Close to one N1trn Looted Funds – APC leaders

Leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have said that the Buhari-led administration has recovered close to N1 trillion worth of stolen funds and assets, since assuming office in 2015. The claim was made in a statement released on Thursday September 2, by former National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mr. Lanre Issa-Onilu; member of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Barr Ismail Ahmed, Presidential Aide, Mr. Tolu Ogunlesi; and Director-General of the Progressives Governors’ Forum, Salihu Lukman. Reiterating that the Buhari administration is also focused on ensuring that taxes and other debts owed the federal government were recovered in full, the APC leaders under the aegis of APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign added that all final forfei...
Jake Paul Beats Former UFC champion Tyron Woodley to remain Undefeated
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Jake Paul Beats Former UFC champion Tyron Woodley to remain Undefeated

Jake Paul still has his unbeaten record intact after a split-decision points win over Tyron Woodley on Sunday night, August 29, in Cleveland. The YouTube star was wobbled by a right hand from the former UFC welterweight world champion. But he recovered to edge a narrow win by scores of 77-75, 75-77 and 78-74 in what was his fourth professional fight. "He's a tough opponent," admitted Paul. "He's been fighting for 20 years, I've been doing this for three years. "It was a tougher fight than I expected. All respect to Tyron; he's a hall of famer... he's a good boxer. There was a lot of s*** talk back and forth but this is a dream come true." Paul had called out Woodley shortly after his win over Ben Askren in April and the Missouri native's release from the UFC ensured a s...
Drug Kingpin Excretes 87 Pellets of Cocaine at Abuja airport
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Drug Kingpin Excretes 87 Pellets of Cocaine at Abuja airport

A narcotrafficker, Ibeh Kenneth Ejike has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja for ingesting 87 wraps of cocaine. Director, Media & Advocacy of NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, August 29, said the 41-year-old suspect was arrested on Wednesday, 25th August, 2021, upon his arrival on board an Ethiopian Airline flight 911 from Kigali via Addis Ababa. "He was taken in for secondary check during which he tested positive to ingestion of illicit substance. While under observation, he excreted 87 pellets of cocaine weighing 1.884 kilograms. Ibeh who imports cloths for sale hails from Owerrizikeala village in Orumba Local Government Area of Anambra state," th...
Tom Cruise loses thousands of pounds worth of luggage as thieves steal his bodyguard’s BMW in Birmingham
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Tom Cruise loses thousands of pounds worth of luggage as thieves steal his bodyguard’s BMW in Birmingham

Tom Cruise reportedly had thousands of pounds worth of luggage stolen after thieves took his the actor's bodyguard's £100,000 BMW. The 59-year-old is currently in the UK filming scenes for the forthcoming film Mission: Impossible 7 in England. According to The Sun, the thieves used a scanner to clone the signal from the vehicle's ignition fob while it was parked outside The Grand Hotel in Birmingham. A source told the publication: 'Tom had been driven around in the car while in Birmingham and some of his ­luggage and belongings were inside it when it was taken. 'It's since been recovered by police because it was equipped with an electronic tracking device but everything inside it had gone. 'It's a huge embarrassment for the sec...
Police arrest Notorious Drug Dealer in Adamawa, recover large quantity of Indian hemp
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Police arrest Notorious Drug Dealer in Adamawa, recover large quantity of Indian hemp

The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested a notorious drug dealer and recovered large quantity of Indian hemp from him. Spokesperson of the command, DSP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, August 21, said the suspect, Zangina Maigari, 26, was arrested on Friday night. "In its effort towards combating crime in and around Adamawa state, the Operatives of the Command attached to Ganye Divisional police headquarters, in Ganye Local Government Area have arrested another notorious indian hemp dealer and distributor of weeds to youths in Ganye, Jada and Mayo- Belwa local government areas," the statement read. "The Command recovered large quantity of indian hemp from the suspect following the reinvigorated special action plan on the fight agains...
Bandits shot dead by police in Ogun state
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Bandits shot dead by police in Ogun state

Two bandits have been shot dead in a gun battle with police in Ogun State. Spokesman of Ogun police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi said two AK-47 rifles were recovered from the bandits during the crossfire which occurred at Bere forest in Onigaari area along Lagos-Ibadan Express way. Oyeyemi disclosed that the armed bandits opened fire on men of the command who were on a combing operation in the forest following a tip off. He said; "At the end of the encounter, one of the bandits was shot dead on the spot, while others escaped with varying degrees of gunshot injuries. “Searching the forest further, one of the bandits with bullets wound was arrested in the bush but gave up the ghost few minutes after. “Two Ak 47 riffles with breech numbers 1983NF1040 and 1987-3-CA-1212 with f...
Nigerian national arrested in India for allegedly duping man of N33m
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Nigerian national arrested in India for allegedly duping man of N33m

A Nigerian man staying illegally in India has been arrested for allegedly duping a Dehradun resident of N33.3m on the pretext of investment in cryptocurrency worth Rs 2 crores, the Uttarakhand Special Task Force (STF) said on Tuesday, August 17. According to Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) STF, Ajay Singh, the accused identified as Ernest Michael Ohenhen fraudulently took Rs 60 lakhs from the complainant. In a joint operation, Uttarakhand STF and cyber police arrested the accused from Delhi in a case of cyber fraud. The police recovered eight cellphones, two laptops, and other gadgets from Ohenhen, who was also allegedly engaged in another cyber fraud in Devprayag, Uttarakhand.
Court Dismisses Evans’ N200m suit against police over seized trucks
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Court Dismisses Evans’ N200m suit against police over seized trucks

A Lagos state division of the Court of Appeal on Thursday August 12, dismissed an appeal filed by suspected kidnapper Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans, against the judgment of Justice Hadizat Rabiu-Shagari of the Federal High Court, Lagos over his seized 25 trucks by the Nigeria Police. Respondents in the case filed by Evans' lawyer, Mr. Olukoya Ogungbeje, are the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Inspector-General of Police Response Team (IRT), Lagos State Commissioner of Police and Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). Evans in the lawsuit accused the Inspector-General of Police and four others of unlawfully seizing his 25 trucks without court order on June 15, 2017, and converting them to their own. He asked the court to award N200 million as general and exemplary damag...
Bandits shoot former Zamfara councillor, kidnap his wife and 8-month-old baby
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Bandits shoot former Zamfara councillor, kidnap his wife and 8-month-old baby

Gunmen suspected to be bandits invaded Damba area of Gusau, Zamfara State, shot a former councillor and abducted his wife and their eight-month-old baby. Haruna Babangida Damba, the former councillor of Tudun-Wada Gusau ward said the gunmen invaded their residence at the Government Residential Quarter in Damba, on Wednesday, August 11, shooting him and taking his 26-year-old wife, Hassana Saudaki. Speaking to Channels Television, Damba said the gunmen who were about four started their operation from 12: 00 am shooting sporadically for over one hour, before whisking his wife and son to an undisclosed location. Damba said he put a distress call to the police immediately to come to his rescue but they did not show up until 3:00 am after the criminals...
Police Recover Over 300 Rustled Animals In Katsina
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Police Recover Over 300 Rustled Animals In Katsina

300 rustled livestock mostly cattle, goats and sheep have been recovered by the police in Kaduna State. The animals which were rustled after bandits raided some villages in Safana, Kurfi and Dutsinma LGAs of the state between 17:00 and 20:00 on Saturday August 7, were recovered after a combined team of policemen and vigilante group were mobilised and blocked the bandits at their exit route into the forest between Dagarawa and Tsaskiya. It was also learnt that they engaged the bandits in a fierce gun duel and recovered all the rustled animals. Police spokesperson in the state, Gambo Isah confirmed the development and also disclosed that many of the bandits responsible for the attack fled with various bullet wounds. Security operatives are still combing the area to arrest the...
Kaduna: Five killed as gunmen attack communities in Zangon Kataf
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Kaduna: Five killed as gunmen attack communities in Zangon Kataf

Five people have been killed in series of attacks on communities within Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the killings in a statement on Saturday, August 7, said the State Government has renewed appeals to citizens to end deadly cycles of violence. The Commissioner said a 10-year-old herder was killed by unidentified persons around Madauchi Forest, Zangon Kataf LGA. "The boy identified as the son of one Alhaji Dare Mato was attacked while herding cattle. The corpse of the young herder was recovered and buried," he stated. An attack was also reported in Kurmin Masara along Bakin Kogi in Atyap Chiefdom. One resident, Philip Magu was killed during the attack, before the assaila...
EFCC returns Recovered N244, 000 to 81-year-old Victim of Fraud in Edo
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EFCC returns Recovered N244, 000 to 81-year-old Victim of Fraud in Edo

It was praises, prayers and commendation for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,EFCC, on Wednesday August 4, 2021 as 81 year-old John Ederaro received a bank draft for N244, 000 from the Benin Zonal Commander of the Commission, Muhtar Bello, being monetary asset recovered on his behalf by the EFCC. Ederaro, who could not hide his joy, repeatedly thanked the Benin Zonal Commander as he received the bank draft. "I want to thank the EFCC for the good work they are doing for the people. EFCC is a father to the fatherless. I commend EFCC for the good work. They are really working to save the country. May God give the leadership of Commission more wisdom and strength; I am so happy because EFCC did not allow shame to be my portion. God bless the EFCC mor...
Nigerian national arrested in India for allegedly duping people on social media with promise of sending expensive gifts
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Nigerian national arrested in India for allegedly duping people on social media with promise of sending expensive gifts

A Nigerian man has been arrested by police in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh for allegedly defrauding several people after befriending them on social media platforms. The 32-year-old accused identified as Okuwarima Moses, was arrested from Noida, on Monday, August 2. Sub-inspector Santosh Pandey from Nawabganj police station said two mobile phones, a laptop and passport were recovered from him. With the arrest of the Nigerian national, the police claimed to have busted a gang which allegedly cheated people of their money on the pretext of customs duty on expensive gifts from overseas. Police said the accused operated by making friends on social media, and promising to send them expensive gifts. Later, another gang member, posing as a customs officer, would call up the unsuspectin...
NDLEA Seizes Bandits’ Drug Supply in Niger
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NDLEA Seizes Bandits’ Drug Supply in Niger

A warehouse at Mailefe village in Kontagora Local Government Area of Niger state, which is suspected to be a storage facility for drug supplies to bandits operating in parts of the state has been raided by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The operatives who acted on a tip-off said 125 bags of Cannabis Sativa were recovered after a thorough search of the warehouse. A man who was seen praying in front of the house fled into the forest when he sighted the narcotic officers from afar, and it is still unclear what his connection to the racket was.
Nigeria records Highest COVID-19 Cases in nearly five Months
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Nigeria records Highest COVID-19 Cases in nearly five Months

558 new Coronavirus cases were confirmed in Nigeria on Thursday July 29, as confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The federal agency said the figure reported on July 29 was the highest in almost five months. The last time Nigeria reported a daily figure higher than 558 was on March 4, 2021, when a total of 708 cases were confirmed. While Lagos State reported 376 new infections, Oyo recorded 33 more cases, Akwa Ibom and the FCT had 26 and 22 fresh infections respectively. Other states included Imo – 15, Bayelsa – 13, Ekiti – 13, Kano – 12, Ogun – 11, Plateau – 11, Delta – nine, Jigawa – six, Rivers – four, Zamfara – four, Edo – two, and Ebonyi – one. Two deaths were also recorded on Thursday, increasing the number of fatalities to 2,141. Since the count...
Lagos records 4 COVID-19 related Deaths in nearly 4 days
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Lagos records 4 COVID-19 related Deaths in nearly 4 days

Lagos State recorded four COVID-19 related deaths in nearly four days as confirmed by the state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi. Abayomi in a post shared on Facebook, said the deaths which were recorded between July 14 and July 17 increased the state’s COVID-19 related mortality to 363. Though no additional detail was given about the deceased, Abayomi disclosed that there are currently 1,045 active COVID-19 cases in communities being managed under the Home Based Care. 5,455 tests were conducted on the reported dates, out of which 205 new COVID-19 infections were confirmed. He added that the new infections increased the state’s total COVID-19 infections to 61,026. 55, 617 of the infected people had recovered in communities, while 3,943 had recovered in the state’...
Nigerian National Arrested with Cocaine Worth N18m in India
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Nigerian National Arrested with Cocaine Worth N18m in India

The Anti-Narcotic Cell (ANC) of Mumbai crime branch has arrested a 44-year-old Nigerian national Umunna Ndubuisi Williams and allegedly recovered 110 grams of cocaine worth Rs 33 lakh (N18,167,990.30) ANC officials said that a police constable with Azad Maidan unit received information of a foreign national coming to South Mumbai to make a drug deal. Accordingly, ANC officials laid a trap and caught hold of the accused. The accused was arrested in the wee hours of Thursday, July 15, near pole number FR/ 136, near Loha bhavan bus stop, towards Wadibunder, PD Mello road, Mumbai. The police said the arrested accused is a cloth trader and resident of sector 27, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai. "We have seized 110 grams of cocaine worth Rs 33 lakh. He allegedly supplied the drugs to peddl...
Emiliano Sala’s sister, 29, ‘is in a critical condition after trying to take her own life 2-years after footballer’s death’
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Emiliano Sala’s sister, 29, ‘is in a critical condition after trying to take her own life 2-years after footballer’s death’

Emiliano Sala's sister is in critical condition in hospital after she reportedly attempted to take her own life. According to reports, Romina Sala was taken into emergency care on Tuesday July 6, in the Argentine city of Santa Fe. The devastating news comes almost two-and-a-half years after the Argentine footballer tragically died in a plane crash off the coast of England, just days after signing a deal with Premier League side Cardiff City. Sala's sister, Romina was the family spokesperson following her brother's death but she is now in critical condition, according to Argentine media. Sala went missing on January 19, two years ago, when his plane crashed over the Channel Islands after agreeing to move to Wales from Rennes. After a huge search operation, the aircraft w...
US model Kara Wrice,16 , drowns in a river after drinking with friends
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US model Kara Wrice,16 , drowns in a river after drinking with friends

A US model from Missouri who was planning to move to New York City to continue her budding modeling career drowned at a state park. Kara Wrice, a 16-year-old standout junior at Webster Groves High School, died Friday in the Meramec River in Castlewood State Park, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The teen, who had worked as a model for two years, appearing in ads for Famous Footwear, was drinking at the state park with a friend before she drowned, her father said. At the time of the tragedy, Kara wasn’t wearing a life vest when she joined other adults and a friend in the unpredictable raging water, the report said ‘She was a straight-A student,’ the girl’s father, Karl Wrice told the St Louis Post Dispatch. ‘She was also a teenager who made a very not-good decis...
Two Nigerians arrested as India’s Narcotics Control Bureau busts drug racket
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Two Nigerians arrested as India’s Narcotics Control Bureau busts drug racket

Two Nigerian nationals and one other have been arrested for alleged possession of drugs in Goa, India. The Nigerians identified as Chidi Osita Okonkwo alias Benjamin and Onyeka Ejike were arrested during operations at two different locations by the Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB) an official said on Tuesday, June 29. At least three officials were injured in the operations, in which the NCB recovered 60 tablets of Ecstasy, 350 gm of Nepali charas and 20 blots of LSD (commercial quantity) Based on a tip-off, a joint team of the NCB’s Mumbai and Goa units conducted a raid at Gaum Waddo, Anjuna in North Goa on Monday and seized 37 tablets of Ecstasy (MDMA) and substantial quantity of charas and nabbed one Roque Jose Fernandez. During interrogation, the NCB team got informatio...
Kidnapper shot dead while attempting to collect ransom in Kogi
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Kidnapper shot dead while attempting to collect ransom in Kogi

A kidnapper has been killed as he attempted to collect ransom in Abobo village in Okehi Local Government Council of Kogi state. The suspect was shot dead by Men of Okehi Local Government Professional Hunters around 5.23am on Tuesday, June 29. It was gathered that the three-man kidnap gang came from a hideout around Abobo area, behind Itakpe, metres from the highway. The hunters engaged the gang in a gun duel, killing one of them instantly. The other two who sustained injuries managed to escape. The hunters eventually rescued the victims held captive in the area and reportedly combed the forest for fleeing kidnappers. The corpse of the slain man and a gun recovered have been handed over to the DPO in charge of Okehi division, Mr Ovanja Yakubu, for further investigation. ...
Gunrunners Arrested in Katsina state
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Gunrunners Arrested in Katsina state

One Ibrahim Abdullahi has been arrested alongside three others for suspected gun running and supply to bandits’ camps in different part of the country. The sum of N3,445,000 and one AK47 rifle were also recovered from the suspects who were paraded on Friday June 25, by the state police spokesperson SP Gambo Isah. 40-year-old Ibrahim Abdullahi who was accused of being the ringleader, reportedly confessed to the crime, saying that he and his gang members had taken 6 AK 47 rifles to a notorious bandits’ leader, Tukur Rabiu, alias “NASHARME” hiding at Rijana Forest, along Kaduna – Abuja road and collected the said amount in return for the arms. Isah said; “Suspect also confessed to be gunrunning for one Abu Rade, a notorious bandit hibernating at Rugu/Dumburum forests of Katsina ...
Two notorious kidnappers arrested after gun battle with vigilantes and hunters in Kogi
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Two notorious kidnappers arrested after gun battle with vigilantes and hunters in Kogi

The Kogi State Commisioner for Solid Minerals, Eng Abubakar Bashir Gegu, and Senior Special Assistant to the State Governor on Special Duties, Rilwanu Bala Eteh, who are natives of the area, led the operation after they received a distress call. The governor aide, while parading the suspects said they were apprehended after series of coordinated attacks in the forest of Koton-Karfe, Kogi LG of the State during an operation. According to Ette, the suspects are known for kidnapping, raping of women and arm robbery along the Abuja/Lokoja high way among other forms of criminalities. He said after getting wind of the incident, the joint operatives comprises of himself, Vigilante group and hunters swung into action and arrested the two suspects. Ette disclosed that a gun, cutlass...
Euro 2020: Lampard discloses only problem he had with N’golo Kante at Chelsea
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Euro 2020: Lampard discloses only problem he had with N’golo Kante at Chelsea

  Former Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard has revealed the only problem he had with N’golo Kante, while he was in charge at Stamford Bridge. The Englishman said the ‘problem’ was trying to stop the midfielder from running too much during training sessions. Lampard handled Kante and his Chelsea teammates for 18 months before he was kicked out and replaced by former Paris Saint-Germain boss, Thomas Tuchel at the end of January. Kante struggled with hamstring injury at the time Lampard first came in but has recovered, establishing himself as an integral part of Chelsea’s midfield. Lampard, who anchored Chelsea midfield for many years, described Kante’s contribution to both club and country as ‘priceless’ and admits the only downside to managing the World Cup winner is havin...
Troops rescue more abducted Kebbi students and teacher
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Troops rescue more abducted Kebbi students and teacher

Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji have rescued three more students of the Federal Government College Birnin Yawuri and one of the teachers who were abducted from their school premises by suspected bandits last week. A statement released today June 20 by the Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, said the abductees were rescued at Makuku during search and rescue operations with one of the bandits killed. The statement reads “Troops of the Nigerian Army operating under the auspices of Operation HADARIN DAJI supported by Nigerian Air Force component have rescued more abductees of the FGC Birnin Yawuri. One teacher and three students were rescued yesterday at Makuku, in the ongoing search and rescue operations. The troops also killed one bandit and reco...
Police in Imo arrest syndicate that specializes in Kidnapping/abduction and child trafficking
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Police in Imo arrest syndicate that specializes in Kidnapping/abduction and child trafficking

The police in Imo state has arrested a syndicate that specializes in kidnapping and child trafficking. A statement released by the CSP Mike Abatam, the media adviser to the Imo state Commissioner of Police, said on May 19th at about 12.30pm, one Ossai Johnson of Ngwo by Phinomar Road in Enugu State reported a case of missing children at the police Anti kidnapping Unit , Enugu. Abatam said Ossai alleged that his neighbor, one Kingsley Ehiedu left with his two children namely Ebuka Ossai and Oluomachi Ossai of the same address to Shoprite Enugu to buy them meat pie and ice cream. ''When it became dark and he didn't see them, he had to report. After a preliminary investigation, it was discovered that Kingsley Ehiedu had run away with the two children to Awomama in Oru  East LG...
Police arrest Suspeted Gunrunner and a Nollywood producer over alleged illegal Possession of arms in Delta
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Police arrest Suspeted Gunrunner and a Nollywood producer over alleged illegal Possession of arms in Delta

The Delta State Police Command has arrested a suspected gunrunner, Chief Otuya Josiah and a Nollywood producer/actor, Mike Omoruyi, in Ukwuani Local Government Area of the state. The acting spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday June 19, said that suspected gunrunner was apprehended following the arrest of Omoruyi, over illegal possession of arms hired for movie production. "On the 15/6/2021 at about 1245hrs, Police Operatives attached to the Delta State Police Rapid Response Squad, while on patrol along Obiaruku/Umuebu road intercepted and arrested one Mike Omoruyi ‘m’ 38yrs of Odo Street Obiaruku, when search was carried out, the operatives recovered one Lar rifle without magazine, one fabricated AK 47 rifle,...
Three suspected cultists, armed robbers arrested in Delta
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Three suspected cultists, armed robbers arrested in Delta

Operatives of the Delta State Police Command has arrested three suspected cultists and armed robbers at Owa-Alero in Ika North East Local Goverment Area of the state. Acting spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, said the suspects were arrested following reports of incessant gunshots in the home of one Monday Igwe. "On the 16/6/2021 at about 1030hrs, The Divisional Police Officer Owa-Oyibu Division acting on credible intelligence that at night time, there is incessant gun shots in Owa-Alero community around the residence of one Monday Igwe ‘m’ 28yrs," he stated. "Consequently, a combined team of police/vigilante led by the divisional crime officer stormed the premises at Ale Igwe quarters, when search conducted search, two (...
Bodies of 20 illegal Miners Found in South Africa
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Bodies of 20 illegal Miners Found in South Africa

About 20 bodies believed to be those of illegal mine workers have been recovered from an unused mine outside Orkney in the North West, South Africa. This follows unconfirmed reports over the weekend that a number of illegal miners had died in an explosion underground. Police spokesperson Sabata Mokgwabone confirmed the development in a statement on Wednesday, June 16. "Police opened inquest dockets after 20 unidentified male bodies were on Tuesday, 14 and Wednesday, 15 June 2021, found at two various locations in Orkney outside Klerksdorp," he stated. "The first five decomposed bodies were found at approximately 19:00 on Tuesday, 14 June 2021, outside an old and unused mine shaft ventilation in Lawrence Park, Orkney. On Wednesday, 15 June 2021, 14 more decomposed bodies wer...
Gunmen Kill Police Officer in Akwa Ibom
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Gunmen Kill Police Officer in Akwa Ibom

A police officer was killed in the early hours of Sunday June 13, in an attack which took place in a divisional police station in Odoro Ikpe, Ini Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state. The state police spokesperson, Odiko MacDon confirmed the attack and also told newsmen that one of the gunmen has been arrested and identified as Imoh Udo, 28, from Ikot Edem village in Essien Udim Local Government Area of the state. Operational vehicle and three motorcycles were also recovered from the gunmen. MacDon said; “As I speak, men of the Operation Restore Peace are still combing the bush as the hoodlums possibly escaped with bullet wounds sustained in a gun duel during the attack. “The Commissioner of Police, Andrew Amiengheme has already ordered discreet investigations. In no di...

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