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Update: Governor Ortom directs Demolition of house used by kidnappers of Benue Commissioner’s Wife
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Update: Governor Ortom directs Demolition of house used by kidnappers of Benue Commissioner’s Wife

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has ordered for the immediate demolition of a house used by the kidnappers who abducted the wife of the State Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Solid Minerals, Mrs Ann Unenge and her driver. LIB reported that a gun duel with the kidnappers and men of Operation Zenda on Monday, August 2, led to the rescue of Mrs Ann Unenge and her driver who sustained injury on his left leg while three other suspects allegedly escaped. Governor Ortom gave the directive at the Nigeria Police Headquarters Makurdi where dead bodies of three of the kidnappers neutralised by men of Operation Zenda were displayed. The directive given by the Governor for the demolition of the house used by the abductors is in line with provisions of the Benue State Law on prohib...
Three Kidnappers Killed in Gun duel as Police rescue Abducted Wife of Benue Commissioner
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Three Kidnappers Killed in Gun duel as Police rescue Abducted Wife of Benue Commissioner

Operatives of the Benue joint security patrol team code-named ‘Operation Zenda' have killed three suspected kidnappers and rescued Mrs Ann Unenge, wife of the State Commissioner for Land and Survey, Hon. Aondoaver Unenge Bernard. Mrs Unenge was kidnapped around 6pm on Thursday, July 29, shortly after she returned from Daudu town, an outskirt where she went to visit her parents. The kidnappers were neutralised during a fierce gun duel with men of Operation Zenda on Monday, August 2, while three other suspects allegedly escaped.
Five Men Arrested for Sodomising 17-year-old boy in Katsina
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Five Men Arrested for Sodomising 17-year-old boy in Katsina

Police in Katsina State has arrested five men who allegedly sodomised a 17-year-old boy at different occassions. Spokesperson of the command, SP Gambo Isah, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, July 30, said one of the suspects raped the teenage boy at gunpoint. "On 27/07/2021, the Command succeeded in busting a notorious syndicate of Sodomists who at different intervals lured and had an unlawful carnal knowledge of a 17yr old boy against the order of nature," he stated. Nemesis caught up with the following suspects, namely: Ibrahim Amadu, 42, of sabuwr Unguwa Quarters, Saminu Abdullahi, 25, of Farin Yaro Quarters, Jamilu Ibrahim, 50,of Farin Yaro Quarter, Bashir Lawal, 30, of Gangaren Tudun Yanlihida Quarters, and Mohammed Sani, 30, of Salauwa Quarters, all of Katsina...
Three Sureties Arraigned for the Perversion of Justice in Edo
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Three Sureties Arraigned for the Perversion of Justice in Edo

Three sureties arraigned for the perversion of Justice in Edo For attempting to use forged documents to induce operatives of the Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to release suspects on bail, the trio of Ughuoshe Adolphus, Ojeifo Godfrey and Lewis Ogenkhewe were today July 22, 2021 arraigned on a three-count charge of conspiring to pervert the course of justice before Justice (Professor) C. A. Obiozor of the Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State. One of the counts reads "That you Ughuoshe Adolphus (m), Ojeifo Godfrey (m) and Lewis Ogenkhewe (m) on or about the 15th day of September, 2020 in Benin City, Edo State within the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court did fraudulently utter a false document captioned "confirmation o...
Young man shot by gunmen on his way home from church in Benue
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Young man shot by gunmen on his way home from church in Benue

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers have shot a young man identified as Aondofa Michael Terkende in North bank, Makurdi. It was gathered that Aondofa was returning from church on Wednesday morning, July 21, when he was ambushed by the hoodlums. The suspects were said to have made away with his motorcycle after shooting him. He is currently in the hospital receiving medical treatment.
Nigerian Army Welcomes 28 Boko Haram, ISWAP Fighters after they Surrender in Borno
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Nigerian Army Welcomes 28 Boko Haram, ISWAP Fighters after they Surrender in Borno

The Nigerian Army has said that 28 members of Boko Haram and the Islamic State for West African Province (ISWAP) as well as their families surrendered to troops of 151 Task Force Battalion under 21 Special Brigade in Borno State. The Director of Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, July 21. He said the terrorists, who were fleeing aerial and artillery bombardments, surrendered to troops and that the terrorists and their families were taken in at the outskirts of Aza and Bula Daloye villages in the Bama Local Government Area of Borno state by troops of the battalion. “The arrested suspects comprised of 11 adult male terrorists, five adult females and 12 children. The troops also recovered 27 rounds of 7.62 mm (special) amm...
Five suspected kidnappers burnt to death by angry youths in Edo
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Five suspected kidnappers burnt to death by angry youths in Edo

Five suspected kidnappers were burnt to death by angry youths along the Afuze-Uokha road in Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State at the weekend. It was gathered that the suspected kidnappers, armed with assorted guns, attacked and abducted some travellers who they took into the bush. However, the local vigilante group got wind of the kidnapping incident, mobilised and waylaid the suspects in the bush. It was learnt that the locals, who had been angered by the spate of kidnapping in the area, forcefully snatched the suspects from the vigilantes as they were taking them to the police station, and set them ablaze. "The kidnappers would have been contacting the families of the abducted travellers to ask for ransom if not for the bravery of the vigilantes while local...
Four suspected cultists arrested during supremacy battle in Ogun
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Four suspected cultists arrested during supremacy battle in Ogun

Four members of a dreaded cult group were on Saturday, July 17, arrested by men of Ogun state police command during a supremacy battle between Aye and Eiye confraternity in Atan Ota area of Ogun state. The suspects, Olusegun Owoola 26, Gbenga Akinkade 34, Jinadu Waliu 30 and Sanni Hammed 27 were arrested following a distress call received by the Dpo Atan Ota division Csp Abolade Oladigbolu at about 4am of the date that the two groups were on a rampage at a Hotel road area Atan Ota, and that there are sporadic gunshots in the area. Police sources say the DPO immediately mobilized his men and moved to the scene where they met the two groups engaging themselves in a serious gun battle. The policemen engaged the hoodlums and subsequently subdued them, at the end of which four amongst...
Police Investigate two women allegedly caught trying to sell stolen 9-month-old baby for N400k in Imo  
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Police Investigate two women allegedly caught trying to sell stolen 9-month-old baby for N400k in Imo  

The Imo State Police Command has launched investigation after two women were allegedly caught trying to sell off a nine-month-old boy for N400,000. The suspects, Mfon and Esther are suspected to have stolen the child in Akwa Ibom and brought him to Imo. It was gathered that the women were caught at ABC Motor Park along Mbaise Road in Owerri, while bargaining to sell the child. Police spokesperson in Imo State, Mike Abatam, said the command have inaugurated a committee to unravel the circumstances sorrounding the incident. “The command wishes to inform the good people of Imo State that, we are already on top of the situation. And the Commissioner of Police,  Imo State Command,  CP Abutu Yaro, has already inaugurated a high powered investigation team directing them to commenc...
Mom bravely rescues her 5-year-old boy from attempted broad daylight kidnapping; NYPD asks for help in identifying the Kidnappers
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Mom bravely rescues her 5-year-old boy from attempted broad daylight kidnapping; NYPD asks for help in identifying the Kidnappers

A brave mother rescued her 5-year-old son from the hands of a man who had snatched him from a sidewalk in Queens, New York, and police are now asking for help in identifying the kidnapper and his accomplice. According to police, the kidnapping attempt took place Thursday, July 15, around 8 p.m. on Hillside Avenue when one individual picked up the 5-year-old boy from the sidewalk and placed him in the rear seat of his vehicle while the second individual sat in the front passenger's seat. However, the attempt failed because the boy's 45-year-old mother, Dolores Diaz Lopez, and siblings quickly surrounded the kidnappers' car and pulled the child out through the front passenger window before the two individuals fled in their vehicle. Dolores Diaz granted an interview where she s...
Haitian police arrest slain president’s chief bodyguard, three others
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Haitian police arrest slain president’s chief bodyguard, three others

Haitian police have announced the detention of the slain president Jovenel Moise's chief bodyguard and three other members of his security detail while confirming that his assassination by armed mercenaries was planned in the neighboring Dominican Republic. The late President and his wife Martine were riddled with 12 bullets and he had his eye gouged out during Wednesday's brutal attack, which killed him and left his wife seriously injured. Authorities said the hit squad entered the Haitian leader's residence in Port-au-Prince and killed him, with no injuries to his bodyguards, raising suspicions that the July 7 attack may have been an inside job. Police have also declared former Haitian opposition senator Joel John Joseph wanted after he was pictured meeting two suspects....
EFCC Raids Lagos hotel, arrests 30 people for alleged fraud
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EFCC Raids Lagos hotel, arrests 30 people for alleged fraud

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have arrested 30 suspects during a raid on Parktonian Hotel in the Lekki area of Lagos State. The operatives were alleged to have gained entry into the occupants’ rooms by seizing the master cards from the management of the hotel at gunpoint. It was gathered that some of the occupants were naked under the duvet when the operatives gained entry into the rooms One of the victims, while lamenting the invasion, told the Peoples Gazette, “I was naked, and I had to beg them (for me) to put something on. I am actually hypertensive, but I put myself together because I am not a criminal in any way.” An eyewitness said to the publication, “They broke into the hotel and threatened to shoot the receptionists and management worker...
Kano Sharia Police arrest five men over alleged homosexuality
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Kano Sharia Police arrest five men over alleged homosexuality

The Kano State Hisbah Board has arrested five men suspected of engaging in homosexuality at Sheka Barde ??in Kumbotso Local Government Area of the state. The Commander General of the Board, Dr Harun Ibn-Sina, who confirmed the arrest in a statement issued in Kano on Monday, July 12, and signed by its spokesperson, Malam Lawal Ibrahim, said the arrests were made following reports from residents of the area. "All the suspects confirmed to be above 20 years of age were apprehended on July 11 during a special raid,” he said. The commander-general expressed outrage over the alleged actions of the youths. He thanked members of the community and security stakeholders for their cooperation and support in cracking down on corruption in the state. Ibn-Sina said the suspects would be c...
Five kidnappers nabbed while attempting to collect ransom for boy they abducted in Ogun
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Five kidnappers nabbed while attempting to collect ransom for boy they abducted in Ogun

Five suspected kidnappers have been arrested by the Ogun state police command while attempting to collect N3.5m ransom for an eight-year-old boy, Sadiq Abass they abducted. The suspects identified as Abdul-Raman Umar, Falalu Abubakar, Danjuma Bako, Idris Lawal and Fauziya Falalu were arrested on Friday July 9 following a complaint lodged at the Ogere divisional police headquarters by the victim’s father, Riliwan Mohammed. The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi who confirmed their arrest on Sunday July 11, said; “The suspects were arrested following a complaint lodged at the Ogere divisional headquarters by one Riliwan Mohammed, who reported that he left his wife and three children at home at about 12 noon, only for him to receive a phone call from a stra...
Faces of the four escaped inmates in Jos
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Faces of the four escaped inmates in Jos

The Plateau Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has confirmed the escape of four inmates from the Jos Custodial Centre. Mr Samuel Aguda, the Controller- in-Charge of the command, confirmed the development to newsmen on Friday in Jos. Aguda, who said the incident occurred in the wee hours of Thursday, attributed the development to negligence on the part of personnel on duty. “You are all aware of the ugly incident that happened in our major facility here in Jos. “Yesterday, at about 1 a.m., four suspects, who are awaiting trial over the kidnapping and armed robbery, escaped from our facility. “When I came to the scene, I realised that it is either that they duplicated the key to the cell or there was serious negligence on the part of personnel on duty. They es...
Pastor, two others arrested for possession of N15.8m fake currency notes
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Pastor, two others arrested for possession of N15.8m fake currency notes

Police operatives in Niger State have arrested a pastor and two others for conspiracy and possession of N15.8m counterfeit currency notes. Spokesperson of the command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, July 6, said the suspects were at a hotel in Kontagora. "On 29/06/2021 at about 1400hrs Police Operatives attached to Kontagora Area Command arrested the following suspects: Emmanuel Akazuwa, 42, of Adi village, Buruku LGA of Benue State, Pastor Sabastine Dabu, 48, of Zuru Kebbi State and Umar Mohammed,50, of Pandogari, Rafi LGA," he stated. The PPRO said Emmanuel was arrested in possession of one thousand naira notes to the tune of fifteen million, eight hundred and thirty thousand naira (N15,830,000) suspected to be counterfeit at a Hotel in Kont...
Lagos Police Parade 49 Suspected Participants In Yoruba Nation Rally
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Lagos Police Parade 49 Suspected Participants In Yoruba Nation Rally

SaharaReporters reports that the Lagos State Police Command has paraded 49 people arrested during the Yoruba Nation Rally which held at the Gani Fawehimi Freedom Park, Ojota on Saturday. The state's Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, said the suspects were arrested for violating the ban that no rally or gathering should hold in the state. He said, “The press briefing is on what happened yesterday during the Oodua Republic Mega Rally. The Lagos State Government and the police command kicked against any rally of any kind in the state due to the unfavourable intelligence gathered about the rally. “We advised the demonstrators to steer clear of Lagos State due to the fact that it could not afford another loss that was incurred during the #EndSARS. “Yesterday, some ...
Update: Police Parade two secondary school students arrested for threatening to kidnap principal and students in Zamfara
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Update: Police Parade two secondary school students arrested for threatening to kidnap principal and students in Zamfara

The Zamfara State Police Command has paraded the two students arrested for allegedly threatening to kidnap a principal and students in two separate secondary schools in the state. One of the suspects, Donatus Ejeh, an SS3 student threatened to kidnap his Principal, Rev. Sister Chinyere and some colleagues. The second one called his own school principal on phone threatening to kill and abduct students of the school unless he paid N3 million. Read previous LIB report LIB  
Two Nigerian housemaids arrested for allegedly stealing employers’ money, gold jewelry in Libya
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Two Nigerian housemaids arrested for allegedly stealing employers’ money, gold jewelry in Libya

Two Nigerian women have been arrested in Libya for allegedly stealing money and gold jewelry from their employers. The suspects, who worked as housemaids were arrested by police in Zuwara city on Saturday, July 3. It was gathered that the women were nabbed while allegedly attempting to escape to Tripoli on pretext of visiting their relatives. According to reports, the cash and gold they allegedly stole were found in their bags.
Police Arrest Suspected Killers of Father of Four in Delta
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Police Arrest Suspected Killers of Father of Four in Delta

The Delta State Police Command has arrested the suspected killers of a father of four in Delta State. LIB reported that the deceased, German Enameg was shot dead by gunmen along Ivwrekpokpo, Imoniyame junction in Ughelli North LGA on Thursday, June 25. Acting spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe confirmed the arrest of the suspects in a statement on Saturday, July 3. "On the 02/07/2021 at about 0230 – 0600hrs, the Area Commander Ughelli Detailed a combined team of Police operatives/vigilante groups and raided  suspected hideout of cultists," he stated. "During the raid, one Timothy Ononeme ‘m’ 35yrs old of Imowhe Ekiugbo Ughelli North and one Junior Ogboso ‘m’ of Ogheneweta Street Ughelli were arrested "Preliminary investigations revealed that  the suspects ...
Drama As Police Nab Two Suspects, Girlfriend Over Alleged Murder Of ‘German Believe’ In Delta
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Drama As Police Nab Two Suspects, Girlfriend Over Alleged Murder Of ‘German Believe’ In Delta

  Daily Post reports that the Delta State Police Command has arrested two suspected cultists in connection with the alleged assassination of one German Believe, who was shot dead at Imoniyame Street in Ughelli Community in Ughelli North Local Government Area of the state. The suspects were arrested at Otor-Edo Community in Ughelli South Local Government Area. Also arrested is the girlfriend of one of the suspects, Elohor Maureen Idolor. The third suspect was arrested for allegedly acting as a spy to the assassins who murdered the deceased German Believe a.k.a, Ajuwe. Upon interrogation, the mother of one confessed to have committed the offence. She said one of the suspects simply identified as Junior is her boyfriend. According to Elohor Maureen Idolor, an indige...
Two Arrested for Possession of 167 Parcels of Substance Suspected to be Cannabis
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Two Arrested for Possession of 167 Parcels of Substance Suspected to be Cannabis

The Comptroller Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone B, Kaduna Comptroller Albashir Hamisu psc(+) today July 2nd, handed over two suspects arrested in possession of one hundred and sixty-seven (167) parcels of substance suspected to be cannabis to the Kaduna State, Commander National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). A statement released by the Customs PRO, ASCI Ma Magaji said the suspects, one Mr. Monday Ike and Mr. Emeka Akwali, were arrested in one Honda accord vehicle with registration number AEE 132 AA by officers of Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone B along Zaria-Kaduna expressway at about 1410hrs following credible information received. The Comptroller while handing over the suspects with the items, tasked the NDLEA to further investigate the suspects with the aim of...
22-year-old Wanted Kidnap Kingpin Apprehended in Edo
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22-year-old Wanted Kidnap Kingpin Apprehended in Edo

The police in Edo state have arrested a 22-year-old wanted kidnap kingpin, Yusuf Aliu. Confirming his arrest, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Bello Kotongs, said the suspect was alleged to have terrorized the Benin-Auchi road and its environs and had been on the Police wanted list for armed robbery and kidnapping. “On July 1, 2021, at about 1630hrs (4:30 p.m.), operatives of the Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber-Crime Unit of Edo State Police Command arrested a kidnap Kingpin, one Yusuf Aliu ‘M’ 22 years. The suspect (Aliu) is the leader of a gang of four kidnappers that kidnapped one Lucky Ojezele at Idumwengie Community along Benin-Auchi Road on January 5, 2021 and fled. The operatives of anti-kidnapping and cyber-crime unit of the Command, through hi-tech tracking...
Two Fake Police Officers and Fake Civil defense in police net
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Two Fake Police Officers and Fake Civil defense in police net

Men of Ogun state police command have arrested two men who impersonated to be police officers in Ibogun town Ifo local government area of Ogun state. A statement released by DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesperson of the state police command, states that the suspects, Tajudeen Bankole and Fawoyi Rotimi, were arrested following a distress call received from one Ibikunle Idowu that the two men came to his hotel, presented themselves as police officers and demanded for an unspecified amount of money from him. He stated further that the two men were threatening to bundle him into their car should he refuse to meet their demands. ''Upon the distress call, the Dpo Ibogun division csp Samuel Oladele mobilized his men and moved to the scene where they met the two men and got them arrested. O...
Three Men Arrested With Containers Of Fresh Human Blood In Delta
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Three Men Arrested With Containers Of Fresh Human Blood In Delta

Three men caught with a container filled with Fresh human blood have been apprehended by Operatives of the Dragon Patrol Team on routine stop and search duty in Delta State. The suspects include Monday Nwite, 27 years, Madabuchi Nweke 26 years and Nwite Sunday, 21years. The suspects are all indigenes of Ebenta village in Ohaukwu LGA, Ebonyi State in Nigeria. They were arrested when the Police intercepted a commuter bus traveling from Asaba to Kwale, all passengers were asked to submit themselves for search. During the search, three suspects were found with a container filled with fresh human blood. The three suspects were immediately arrested by the Police. The Delta State Police Command led by CP Ari Muhammed Ali confirmed the report in a statement signed by the Acti...
Hisbah Arrests 40 Teenagers For Immoral Acts In Kano
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Hisbah Arrests 40 Teenagers For Immoral Acts In Kano

Not less than 40 teenagers have been arrested by the Kano State Hisbah Board for their alleged involvement in immoral acts in the Kano metropolis. The Commander General of Hisbah, Dr Harun Ibn-Sina, disclosed this on Tuesday in a statement by Mr Lawal Ibrahim, Public Relations Officer of the board in Kano. Ibn-Sina said out of the 40 arrested suspects, 12 are men. ”The suspects were apprehended between June 27 and June 28 at about 10 pm and midnight during a special raid in Bbur-burwa, Albasu Local Government Area, gathering commercial sex workers, sexual misconduct including the sale of condoms and marijuana. “Some suspects were also arrested around the railway, Ja’en, Zoo Road, among others,” he said. Ibn-Sina said the suspects would be properly screened, adding that t...
Two Imo Correctional Center Escapees and their Gang Members Arrested for Kidnapping
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Two Imo Correctional Center Escapees and their Gang Members Arrested for Kidnapping

The Imo state police command has arrested two prison inmates who escaped during the jailbreak at the state correctional center in April this year. A statement released by the media aide to the Commission of Police, CSP Michael Abattam, states that the suspects were arrested following the arrest of a suspected kidnapper, Eze Kelvin, who resides at Orji in Owerri North LGA of Imo state. He said Eze was arrested following the reported case of kidnapping in the state.   ''On receipt, the team immediately interrogated the suspect who confessed to belong to a kidnapping syndicate that has been terrorizing Imo state and its environs. He also admitted to being an escapee of the recent jail break that occurred on 5/4/2021, in Imo Correctional Center Owerri, Imo State. He lat...
Police arrest three suspects for kidnapping two children in Niger State, recover N230,000, assorted charms
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Police arrest three suspects for kidnapping two children in Niger State, recover N230,000, assorted charms

The Niger State Police Command has arrested three suspects for kidnapping two children, both aged 9, in Minna, the state capital. Spokesperson of the command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, June 25, said the suspects, Danjuma Mohammed, 22, Mohammed Yasin,20, and Mohammed Usman,25, all of Barkin Saleh, Minna, were arrested by police operatives attached to Tudun-Wada Division on June 20. "On 26/05/2021 at about 0935hrs, an incident of suspected kidnapping was reported at Tudun-Wada Division that a 9yrs old boy was suspected to have been abducted by unknown persons from a school premises along Shiroro road, Minna at about 0745hrs," Wasiu stated. "The parents were contacted to pay a ransom of N500,000 by an unknown caller, but the boy was later fou...
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...
JAMB Candidates Arrested for Vandalizing CBT Centre In Jonathan’s Hometown
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JAMB Candidates Arrested for Vandalizing CBT Centre In Jonathan’s Hometown

Four candidates writing the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations have been arrested by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for vandalising a Computer Based Test Centre (CBT) at Otuoke, hometown of former President Goodluck Jonathan in Bayelsa state. The four male suspects who were arrested at a Computer-Based Test Centre in Federal University, Otuoke, were accused of disrupting the smooth exercise at the centre and destroying some properties on Tuesday June 22. The State Commandant of the Corps, Mrs Christiana Abiakam-Omanu said the suspects were allowed to participate in the examination before they were arrested. Reiterating that NSCDC will not tolerate vandalism of government infrastructure, Omanu added that investigation is ongoing to unravel o...
Robbers Involved Ghastly Accident while Fleeing with a victim’s vehicle
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Robbers Involved Ghastly Accident while Fleeing with a victim’s vehicle

Three armed robbery suspects were on Sunday, June 19th arrested by men of Ogun state police command after they were involved in a ghastly motor accident while escaping with a Toyota Camry car which they allegedly snatched at gunpoint somewhere in Ondo state. DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the spokesperson of the state police command, who confirmed their arrest to newsmen, said the suspects were said to be coming from Ondo state, heading towards Lagos, but on getting to a point at Ode Remo, due to dangerous driving, the vehicle hit a culvert and somersaulted. He said the three occupants, sustained varying degrees of injuries and they were rushed to hospital by the policemen from Ode Remo divisional headquarters. While in the hospital, the DPO of Ode Remo division, CSP Fasogbon Olayemi, recei...
10 Members of a Family Die after consuming Herbal Mixture in Kwara
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10 Members of a Family Die after consuming Herbal Mixture in Kwara

Tragedy struck in Biogberu village via Gwanara in Baruten local government area of Kwara State after a family of 10 died after consuming a local herbal mixture on June 18. Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP. Ajayi Okasanmi, said on June 22, one Ibrahim Bonnie of Fulani camp Biogberu, via Gwanara, reported the case at the police station. He said that one Okosi Musa and Worugura Junlin, came to his mother, Pennia Bonni of same Fulani camp, who was having a foot infection, with a local herbal mixture purported to be the cure for her ailment. “She was also told to ensure that all her family members take some of the mixture to prevent the spread of the disease to other family members. After taking the local herbal mixture, the family members s...
Three arrested for land grabbing, robbery in Ogun
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Three arrested for land grabbing, robbery in Ogun

The police have on Friday arrested three suspected land grabbers at Itusokun quarter, Odogbolu area of Ogun State. This, DAILY POST gathered, followed a report lodged at the Odogbolu police station by one Kemi Olukoya. Olukoya had told the police that while she was at her new site, supervising construction workers, a group of about eight boys invaded the site and started shooting sporadically. It was said that the invaders chased the workers out of the site and also snatched at gunpoint, her bag containing a sum of N500,000 and mobile phones valued at N40,000. The Ogun police image maker, Abimbola Oyeyemi, told DAILY POST on Sunday that the DPO of Odogbolu division, SP Adeniyi Awokunle, after listening to Olukoya, mobilized his men, and moved to the scene. “On getting there,...
10 vandals arrested with 210,000ltrs of diesel concealed in water tanks
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10 vandals arrested with 210,000ltrs of diesel concealed in water tanks

The Nigerian Navy has arrested 10 suspected vandals conveying 210,000 litres of Automotive Gas Oil (AGO), also known as diesel, concealed in water tanks inside a large wooden boat around the Lagos anchorage. This was contained in a statement by the Information Officer, Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) BEECROFT, Sub-Lt. Veronica Effiong, on Saturday. She said the vandals were arrested by personnel of the NNS BEECROFT while on routine patrol. NSCDC arrests two suspects with over 3000 litres of illegal AGO in Akwa Ibom “Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects are of Nigerian origin attempting to smuggle the AGO to Benin Republic before their arrest,” the officer said. “This is in line with the Chief of the Naval Staff’s mission statement and Strategic Directive of 2021-5....
Soldiers Intercept 73 Nasarawa Youths in 5 Trucks Travelling to Imo State
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Soldiers Intercept 73 Nasarawa Youths in 5 Trucks Travelling to Imo State

At least 73 youths from Nasarawa state travelling in 5 trucks to Imo state have been intercepted by Nigerian soldiers. Personnel from 72 Special Forces Brigade, Nigeria Army, Makurdi, arrested the men on Monday night, June 14, at Agan Toll Gate, Makurdi, the Benue State capital. The soldiers said the suspects had 47 Bajaj motorcycles on board the five trucks. Minerals like zinc and lead were also found in the trucks and the men claimed to be conveying them from Plateau State to a Port Harcourt, Rivers State-based company. The suspects had various home addresses in Nasarawa State. Benue State Deputy Governor Benson Abounu, who was with the soldiers Wednesday morning, June 16, commended the Special  Forces for their diligence and professional conduct. He said despite a...
Ekiti Varsity Students Beat Suspected Armed Robber to Death
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Ekiti Varsity Students Beat Suspected Armed Robber to Death

A suspected robber has died after he was beaten to stupor by some irate students of the Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti (EKSU) It was gathered that the suspect identified as Sunday Oluwasola and his robbery gang armed with locally made barrel guns and cutlasses allegedly ransacked one of the students’ hostels opposite the university entrance gate, Iworoko-Ekiti, on Sunday, June 13. The students were said to have mobilised and confronted the robbers when they tried to cart away their valuables such as laptops, phones and other items. While other suspects managed to escape with the stolen items, Oluwasola was captured by the irate students and beaten to stupor. Spokesperson of the Ekiti State Police, ASP Sunday Abutu, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday, sai...
Pastor, herbalist and three others arrested with human parts in Osun state
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Pastor, herbalist and three others arrested with human parts in Osun state

A pastor, a herbalist, and three other men were paraded on Wednesday, June 9, for allegedly being in possession of human body parts. Olagunju Adetunji, a 40-year-old pastor in Kajola, near Osogbo, Osun State, was allegedly caught with human hands and legs. Also paraded was a 50-year-old herbalist, identified as Adewumi Gbadamosi, alongside three others named Rasheed Ajani, Saka Akeem, and Abiodun Adetimilehin. They were arrested for allegedly killing a teenager simply identified as Kehinde near a hospital in Osogbo. Akeem, and Abiodun Adetimilehin. They were arrested for allegedly killing a teenager simply identified as Kehinde near a hospital in Osogbo. The herbalist allegedly confessed to the crime and said the teenager's head was given to the pastor and accomplice, Sak...
Two Suspects Arrested after they were Caught on CCTV Burgling church
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Two Suspects Arrested after they were Caught on CCTV Burgling church

Two suspected armed robbers have been arrested for allegedly burgling a Redeemed Christian Church of God parish in Sagamu, Ogun State. The suspects, Fidelis Francis, 28, and Lukman Jimoh, 40, are accused of scaling the fence before breaking into the church using an iron bar at about 2am on Monday, June 7. When they were done with the operation, they hid in a bush. However, the police, having received a distress call about the attack, arrived at the venue and laid ambush for them. 5 hours after hiding in the bush, they emerged and made their way to the vehicle they parked close to the bush and officials of the state police command arrested them. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, June 9. Oyey...
Two Men Arrested for alleged Multi-million Naira Fraud
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Two Men Arrested for alleged Multi-million Naira Fraud

The Lagos Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on June 3, 2021, arrested one Emmanuel Obiyan for allegedly obtaining money by false pretence and diversion of fund to the tune of N77, 773, 700 (Seventy-seven Million, Seven Hundred and Seventy-Three Thousand, Seven Hundred Naira). Read the statement by EFCC below... The complainants, Stephen Chinemelum and Emeka Chinemelum, alleged that their father, the late Daniel Chinemelum, sometime in July 2015, entered into a partnership agreement and also signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Obiyan for the formation of Fedan Courtyard Home Services Limited, a real estate company According to the complainants, the late Chinemelum, who was the Principal Partner, allegedly paid the sum of N52, 000, 000. 00...
Nine Suspected Internet Fraudsters Arrested  in Abuja
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Nine Suspected Internet Fraudsters Arrested  in Abuja

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC have arrested nine suspected internet fraudsters at Gwagwalada New Layout area of Abuja, FCT. The suspects are: Teddy Agbam, Abdullahi Abdulsamad, Abdullahi Abdulrasheed, Ehije Miracle Julius, John Amajeh Stephen, Okorie Kalu Udo, Abrebor Promise, Abdulazeez Amin, and Habib Abdulateef. The arrest followed credible intelligence on the nefarious activities of the suspects. Items recovered from them are laptops and mobile phones. They were also found with substances suspected to be Indian hemp and other drugs. According to EFCC, they will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded. See more photos below. 
91-year-old grandmother raped and murdered in South Africa
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91-year-old grandmother raped and murdered in South Africa

Two elderly women aged 75 and 91, were brutally attacked in their home at Sigubudwini Administrative Area in Tsomo, Eastern Cape on Sunday night, June 6. The women aged 75 and 91 were sleeping when two suspects broke into their home using a window and demanded money, before sexually assaulting the pair. The suspects allegedly demanded money from the victims before proceeding to rape them. Only one of the women survived the attack and South African Police officers are now hunting for the perpetrators. Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana, SAPS spokesperson in the Eastern Cape said; “During the incident, one of the victims managed to escape for her life to a neighbour’s homestead, whilst leaving the other inside the house where the incident took place." When police arrived at the cri...
Four Arrested for allegedly Stealing Telecommunication’s Generator in Ogun
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Four Arrested for allegedly Stealing Telecommunication’s Generator in Ogun

Operatives of Ogun state police command on Sunday 6th of June 2021, arrested four men for stealing the mast generator of a telecommunication company in Sango ota. A statement released by DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesperson of the state police command, states that the suspects, Clement Idenyi, 42yrs, Orogade Olalere 41yrs, Ademola Adekunle 53yrs and Tunde Adewale were arrested following an information received by the DPO Sango Ota divisional headquarters, that the gang has concluded plan to break into and steal the ( FG Wilson) generator providing power to the telecommunication's mast, located at No7, Akintunde street Oando Ijoko Ota. ''On the strength of the information, the DPO Sango ota division, CSP Godwin Idehai, detailed his surveillance team to cordone off and monitor the area...
Police Kill alleged IPOB Lead Executioner and five others
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Police Kill alleged IPOB Lead Executioner and five others

A joint military and police team on Sunday morning, June 6, killed six suspected gunmen alleged to have attempted an attack on the Imo State Police Command headquarters. The police have identified one of the six men killed during the attempted attack as Joseph Uka Nnachi, aka Dragon. He is alleged to be killer-squad commander of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)/Eastern Security Network (ESN). The police claimed Dragon was responsible for over 70 per cent of the killings in the southeast. It was also alleged that four AK47 rifles were recovered from the deceased, said to have been conveyed in a bus for the operation before they were repelled. The police allege that the other five suspects killed alongside Dragon were his key men. The police said: "Four Ak47 rifle...
NSCDC Arrests two Men for allegedly Buying Goods with Fake Naira notes in Kwara
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NSCDC Arrests two Men for allegedly Buying Goods with Fake Naira notes in Kwara

Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Kwara State Command, has arrested two men for allegedly purchasing goods with fake N1,000 currency notes. The suspects, Nicholas Kelechi, 25, and Benjamin Moore, 42, were arrested on Friday June 4, by NSCDC operatives at Yagba market in Patigi, headquarters of Patigi local government area of Kwara State on Friday, June 4. It was also gathered that the suspects purchased the fake N1,000 notes at a temple in Ibadan, Oyo state, with payment of a real N200 note for one fake N1,000 notes. Spokesman of the NSCDC in the state, Babawale Afolabi, who confirmed the arrest said the principal suspect, Benjamin confessed to the crime, claiming that he introduced him to the business by someone he met in Lokoja. "Benjamin ...
Police stops IPOB meeting in Bayelsa, arrest 10
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Police stops IPOB meeting in Bayelsa, arrest 10

A secret meeting organized by the members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in a private school in Okutukutu axis of Yenagoa, the state capital have been stopped by Personnel of Operation Puff Adder of the Bayelsa State Police Command. The security operatives also arrested 10 persons attending the meeting which is alleged to be part of a plan to allegedly unleash mayhem on some parts of Bayelsa State. A book titled “The Chain of One Nigeria Broken (The story of our journey to Freedom)” was also recovered from the suspects during the raid on the meeting by security operatives on Tuesday afternoon June 1. An eyewitness told Daily Trust that a legal practitioner and the headmaster of the school were among the ten persons arrested. “The suspects were arrested...
Seven IPOB Members Killed in Rivers State – Army
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Seven IPOB Members Killed in Rivers State – Army

The Nigerian army has said that it killed seven members of the Eastern Security Network, the military arm of secessionist group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) during a clearance operation on Thursday May 27. Army spokesman, Brigadier-General Mohammed Yerima said on Saturday May 29 that the IPOB members were killed after it stormed a “terrorist enclave” located at Agbomchia Forest along Pipeline Road Ogali/Komkom Boundary between Eleme and Oyigbo LGA’s of Rivers State. Various items including arms and ammunition were also recovered by security forces who also destroyed the camp and arrested 5 other suspects. The statement read; “Troops of 6 Division Garrison, Port Harcourt and 29 Battalion in conjunction with operatives of Nigerian Police, DSS, and NSCDC on Thursday, 27 M...
Five Persons Caught by Vigilante in Ughelli are Destitute not Ritualists – Police
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Five Persons Caught by Vigilante in Ughelli are Destitute not Ritualists – Police

The Delta State Police Command says the five persons caught by vigilantes in Ughelli are not ritualists but destitute contrary to reports by some online news media. Online reports had claimed that five suspected human parts dealers including four women were arrested by Otokutu Vigilantes Group under the Otokutu bridge in Ughelli South Local Government Area of the state on Thursday, May 27. The suspects were handed over to Otujeremi Police Station for further actions. However, the spokesperson of the Delta State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe in a rejoinder said the story is entirely false and should be totally disregarded. "The Delta state command has been drawn to an online publication which says “ HUMAN PARTS SELLER CAUGHT IN OTOKUTU” and series of online publications sayi...
Nigerian man Ezeneche Uzochukwu and others arrested in Bangkok over N2bn romance scam
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Nigerian man Ezeneche Uzochukwu and others arrested in Bangkok over N2bn romance scam

A Nigerian man identified as Ezeneche Uzochukwu and five Thais has been arrested in Bangkok for a N2 billion romance scam. A police search of seven locations in Bangkok, Nakhon Sawan, Phuket and Pathum Thani on Monday, led to the arrest of the six suspects, Pol Maj Gen Suwat Saengnoom, chief of the Crime Suppression Division, said on Tuesday May 26. According to Bangkok media, the suspects were identified as Ms. Punyawee Chusinjiraphat, 46; Mr. Ezeneche Uzochukwu Jorome,44, a Nigerian national; Ms. Sasithorn Nuankaew, 22; Mr. Sudjai Kamnon, 34; Mr. Thotsaphol Siripru, 33, and Mr. Nirandon Thianthavorn, 29., were arrested on Monday, May 25, and charged with conspiracy to defraud and putting false information into the computer system The report states that the arrest came after ...
Six Suspected Internet Fraudsters Arrested in Enugu
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Six Suspected Internet Fraudsters Arrested in Enugu

Operatives of the Enugu Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, May 24 arrested six suspected internet fraudsters. A statement released by Wilson Uwujaren, spokesperson of the antigraft agency gave the names of the suspects as Tochukwu Okoro, Okechukwu Ejechie, Nwankwo Okeke, Edeh Emmanuel, Emeka Chukwunonso and Kenechukwu Ekunie. He said they were arrested at Bricks Estate, Independence Layout, Enugu based on credible intelligence on their alleged criminal activities. According to the statement, a Toyota Camry car with registration number YAB 418 AZ was recovered from Tochukwu Okoro while other incriminating materials including laptops and mobile phones were recovered from the other suspects. He said the suspects will be charged to Co...
Suspected Kidnap Kingpin Arrested in Benue
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Suspected Kidnap Kingpin Arrested in Benue

The Benue state police command has arrested a suspected kidnap kingpin, Paul Terwase Agbem and his accomplice, Mson Yaasa of Adikpo in Kwande Local Government Area of the state. The suspects were arrested on Saturday May 22, after operatives invaded their hideout. Benue police spokesperson, Anene Sewuese Catherine said the suspected kidnappers were nabbed when they had assembled at Ankpa Quarters in Makurdi and perfected plans to abduct their victim. Anene said; “Following information about the regrouping of a kidnap gang in Makurdi, a team of Police officers were deployed to trail and arrest the suspects. “On 22/05/2021 at about 1200hrs, these suspects had assembled at Ankpa Quarters, Makurdi and perfected plans to carry out their nefarious act when the operatives invaded...

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