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Police Arrest four-man Robbery gang Terrorizing Edo communities
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Police Arrest four-man Robbery gang Terrorizing Edo communities

The Edo State Police Command has arrested four members of a notorious robbery gang terrorising Edo Central and environs. The suspects, Yahaya Musa, Isah Ismaila, Osas Amas and Nathaniel Omozebagua, specialized in snatching of cars and attacking of Point of sales shops. They had allegedly snatched several cars in Esan land, which they sold in Northern part of Nigeria. The suspects were arrested a few days after they attacked a Point of sales shop in Uromi and carted away the sum of N5.2m The POS operator had pursued the robbers who came on motorcycles with his car and knocked them down. Two suspects escaped unhurt while one of them sustained severe injuries. Police officers travelled to Enugu State to arrest one of the gang members while another was arrested in a hospital...
Update: 6-year-old boy Killed by Abductors after Ransom Payment Laid to Rest in Kaduna
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Update: 6-year-old boy Killed by Abductors after Ransom Payment Laid to Rest in Kaduna

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

The Lagos state police command's operatives attached to the Strike Team of the Command, have arrested eleven(11) suspected cultists and traffic robbers known for attacking and dispossessing innocent people of their belongings at Railway Crossing, Ikeja Along, Ikeja-Lagos. A statement released by CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, states that the operatives who responded to a distress call from one of the victims (name withheld), raced to the area and arrested some of the suspects in action while others were arrested at their hideouts around Ikeja Along. Adejobi said the suspects have confessed to the crime. He added that the suspects also revealed that they attack their targets with iron rods, guns, cutlasses, and charms during operation. He gave the names of the suspects arrested as Sadiq M...
Suspected Lagos Robbers, Kelechukwu and Godspower Busted with Stolen SUV
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Suspected Lagos Robbers, Kelechukwu and Godspower Busted with Stolen SUV

The Lagos State Police Command says its officers have arrested suspected armed robbers, Nnonyelu Kelechukwu, and Okongi Godspower, and recovered a stolen vehicle from them. A statement released by the command's spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi, operatives attached to FESTAC Division, led by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), made the arrest on 29th April, 2021 at about 9am and recovered the vehicle. Adejobi said some community leaders in FESTAC  had informed the DPO that the suspects wanted to sell one unregistered Lexus 2004 SUV to one Anas at the rate of N1,000,000 and that they suspected that the vehicle must have been stolen. “The DPO and his team tracked down and arrested the suspects and the unregistered Lexus SUV was recovered to the station. The suspects have confessed tha...
Two Women, one Other Arrested for Allegedly Robbing 15-year-old Girl in Bayelsa
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Two Women, one Other Arrested for Allegedly Robbing 15-year-old Girl in Bayelsa

The Bayelsa State Vigilante Service has arrested three suspected criminals for allegedly robbing a 15-year-old girl, Boma Sunday. The three suspects, Godwin Sunday, 28, and two females, Anna Samuel, 21, and Better Okorie, 23, were nabbed on Wednesday, April 28, after they allegedly stole N5000 from the victim at the ever busy Tombia Market in Yenagoa Local Government Council. According to the teenage girl, she was standing by roadside close to the market, waiting to board a tricycle that would take her home after buying all she needed when the three member gang accosted her and collected her money on a broad day light. "After they collected the money I raised alarm that drew the attention of the vigilante. I didn't even know that they were around. It was at that point I sa...
Police Parade Kidnappers of Ogun Monarch, OOU students
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Police Parade Kidnappers of Ogun Monarch, OOU students

The Ogun State Police Command has paraded the suspected kidnappers of students of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ayetoro campus and a community leader, Chief Tajudeen Omotayo, The two female students of OOU were abducted on March 14, 2021, at their hostel while Chief Omotayo was kidnapped on his way from a meeting in Ijebu-Ode on March 20.He was later released after undisclosed amount was paid to the kidnappers. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Edward Ajogun, who paraded the suspects alongside suspected armed robbers at the police headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta on Wednesday, April 28, said they were apprehended two days after the students were released. The suspects, Umaru Usman, Mohammed Bello, and Babuga Abubakar, 40, also confessed to a series of kidnap case...
Akwa Ibom NSCDC Arrests two illegal Petroleum Dealers with Truckload of Adulterated AGO Concealed under Youghurt drinks
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Akwa Ibom NSCDC Arrests two illegal Petroleum Dealers with Truckload of Adulterated AGO Concealed under Youghurt drinks

Operatives of the Nigeria Security andCivil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Akwa Ibom State Command have arrested two suspects for illegal dealing on Petroleum products suspected to be Automative Gas Oil (AGO) popularly known as diesel. The adulterated diesel was found hidden underneath and in between packs of Youghurt drinks. The suspects, Aliyu Mohammadu, 27 and Sani Mohammedu, 25, were paraded before newsmen at the NSCDC Exhibit Yard in Uyo on Wednesday, April 28. While parading the truck and suspects, the State Commandant, Adekunle Fadeyi stated that the truck intercepted on Friday, April 23, was loaded in Ahoada in Rivers State, and had evaded several security check points. "Luck however ran out on the criminals when vigilant NSCDC operatives stationed at the Calabar/Itu hi...
Two Nigerian Men Arrested in South Korea for allegedly Conning Victims out of N41m in Romance Scams
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Two Nigerian Men Arrested in South Korea for allegedly Conning Victims out of N41m in Romance Scams

Two Nigerian men have been arrested in Suwon, South Korea for allegedly swindling South Korean victims, mostly women, of tens of thousands of dollars in romance scams, local police said Wednesday, April 28. According to the Gyeonggi Nambu Police Agency, just south of Seoul, the suspects defrauded four South Koreans, three women and one man of about 120 million won (US$107,900) in total after the two befriended the victims online under fake identities. One of the suspects falsely introduced himself as a U.S. military surgeon based in Yemen to a South Korean woman he met on a social network service in January. After a month of friendly online exchanges, the Nigerian man allegedly tricked her into sending him a total of 51 million won for his fake project to ship gold bars to Sou...
Young man arrested for alleged $10,000 fraud
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Young man arrested for alleged $10,000 fraud

The Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested one Adeshina Lukman for an alleged case of obtaining money by false pretence and stealing to the tune of $10,000. The Head of Media and Publicity of EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement that Mr. Adeshina was arrested on April 14, in the Ipaja/Ayobo area of Lagos, following a complaint received by the Commission from one Isa Abdulhamid Mohammed. Mohammed, in his petition, alleged that one Bashir Haruna Isa, a Bureau De Change operator, sometime in March 2020, approached him with an offer to sell $10,000, while he (Mohammed) would pay the Naira equivalent of the Dollars to him. He further alleged that when Isa requested a Dollar account where the money would be paid into, he was ...
18 Suspected Internet Fraudsters Arrested in Lagos
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18 Suspected Internet Fraudsters Arrested in Lagos

Operatives of the Lagos zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have arrested 18 suspected Internet fraudsters in Lagos State. The suspects include Ayomide Christian Balogun, Harrison Etshede, Rahim Ibrahim Ajiboye, Nwafor Ebuka, Christian Onyenachi, Egbe Emmanuel Olemuno, Okoye Charles, Moses Isaac Benjamin, and Abubakar Mukthar. Others are Ayodele Adewusi Khalid, John Folarin Oyindamola, Oshilaja Ayomide Samson, Olayinka Samuel Juwon, Keshinro Ridwan Oluwafemi, Sulaimon Waris Titilope, Samuel Odei Olamilekan, Shen Banjo Olusayo, and Michael Olayinka Ike. A statement issued by Wilson Uwujaren, Head, Media and Publicity, EFCC, said the suspects were arrested during sting operations on both Second Gate Estate, Oke-Iranla, Ajah, Lekki, and Victoria G...
NCC Arrests 5 Suspects For Fraudulent Registration Of SIM Cards
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NCC Arrests 5 Suspects For Fraudulent Registration Of SIM Cards

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has arrested no fewer than five suspects for allegedly engaging in fraudulent registration and sale of Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards. The Director Public Affairs, NCC, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, said the arrest was part of the commission’s routine enforcement activities to rid the industry of criminal elements. Adinde said that the hitch-free operation was carried out by a team from the Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Department of the commission. He added that the team jointly carried out the assignment with operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC). He said the suspects who were arrested in the Wuse area were subseq...
Instagram Comedian, Pankeeroy Arrested by EFCC for Alleged Internet Fraud
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Instagram Comedian, Pankeeroy Arrested by EFCC for Alleged Internet Fraud

Instagram comedian/social media Influencer, Pankeeroy has been arrested by the operatives of the Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for alleged involvement in computer-related fraud. Pankeeroy, whose real name is Nwagbo Oliver Chidera, was paraded on Thursday, April 22, alongside 34 others. According to EFCC, the suspects were arrested on Wednesday, April 21, at their hideout in James Court, Lekki, Lagos, following verified intelligence received by the Commission about their alleged criminal activities. The commission said in a statement that, Chidera, who claimed to have gone into a Bitcoin scam after he suffered depression, had been presenting himself as a vendor who redeems bitcoin vouchers using the bitcoincoretrading.com platform...
9 Notorious Armed Robbers Arrested in Niger state
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9 Notorious Armed Robbers Arrested in Niger state

The Niger State Police Command has arrested nine notorious armed robbers and recovered vehicles, arms and ammunition. Spokesperson of the command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, April 21, said the suspects were arrested at Bida Local Government Area, Farm Centre and Tunga area of Chanchaga LGA of the state. "The Command recorded incidences of robbery attacks in the following areas; Bida on 14/03/2021, Farm Center Minna on 05/04/2021 and Niteco Tunga on 07/04/2021 in which people were robbed of their valuables and about six vehicles carted away," he stated. Upon the receipt of these complaints, the Command swung into action and arrested nine suspects at different locations in Minna, Bida, Abuja, Sokoto State respectively and recovered six assor...
‘Cattle traders’ kidnapped and killed a man 10 days to his wedding – Police
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‘Cattle traders’ kidnapped and killed a man 10 days to his wedding – Police

The Kwara state police command has accused some cattle traders of kidnapping and killing a man who wanted to buy a cow from them for his wedding. Police spokesperson in the state, Ajayi Okasanmi confirmed the arrest of the alleged leader of gang, Mohammed Kazeem, in Patigi, Patigi Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday April 21. Mr Kazeem was alleged to have collected N160,000 from the man Olokose Oluwasola Ojo, to get him a cow for his wedding scheduled for March 12 and 13 this year. Security operatives were alerted after Ojo's fiancee received a phone call from his line demanding for N12 million ransom if she hoped to see him again. Okasanmi said; “Since the victim left Ilorin with the suspect, he could no longer be reached by anybody including his intending wif...
Two Arrested for Robbing Rice Merchant in Ogun
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Two Arrested for Robbing Rice Merchant in Ogun

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

The Oyo State Police Command has arrested two suspects for their alleged involvement in cultism and robbery. The suspects, Sunday Victor Dotun,24, and Olayiwola Samson a.k.a Suarez, 27, were arrested at Bodija Oju Irin in Ibadan by men attached to 39 Police Mobile Force (PMF) during stop-and-search while on patrol. Police recovered a locally-made single-barrelled pistol, a locally-made double-barrelled pistol, four live bullets, an axe, three mobile phones, an envelope of donation to Aiye Confraternity and a black mask from them. Briefing journalists on Tuesday, April 20, spokesperson of the command, DSP Adewale Osifeso, said that the two men suspected to be cultists and members of an armed robbery syndicate had been on the radar of the command for quite a while until thei...
27 Suspected Internet Fraudsters Arrested in Lagos
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27 Suspected Internet Fraudsters Arrested in Lagos

27 suspected internet fraudsters have been arrested by the operatives of the Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The suspects are: David Promise, Cyril Okodogbe, Taiwo Femi, Jasa Oghenerwede Frank, Adesokan Ibrahim, Femi Emmanuel Phillip, Jimoh Olayinka Alimi, Anene Dominic, Victor Damola, Israel Attah, Alonge Oluwadamilare, Muhammadu Sani Garba, Luis Fred, and Adu Olaoluwa. Others are: Precious Utomi, Oladosu Samuel, Andrew John, Olayiwola Ojo, Ekong Samuel Enobong, Oluwakemi Ezekiel, Okewole Segun, Olawale Adekunle, Ajibade Idris Adeniyi, Imeobong-Odion Promise, Karaole Lateef, Rowland Emmanuel, and Nelson Lucky. They were arrested on April 9, 2021, in the Ayobo-Ipaja area of Lagos State, following intelligence received by the Co...
Man Arrested after Body of High School Student was Retrieved from Stream a day to her Final Exam Paper
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Man Arrested after Body of High School Student was Retrieved from Stream a day to her Final Exam Paper

Policemen in Rukungiri District, Uganda, have arrested a man in connection with the murder of a High School student, Brenda Ankunda. Ankunda was killed a day to her last Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) examination. The suspect, said to be in his 20s, was reported to be in a relationship with the deceased. Police picked the suspect from an electronics shop near Rwenshama stage in Rukungiri Municipality on Monday, April 12. Detectives zeroed in on him after print-outs of telephone call logs showed that the suspect was the last person to talk to Ankunda before she met a brutal death. A police team led by Mr Victor Arimpa, the deputy Criminal Investigations Department officer at Rukungiri Central Police Station, also searched the suspect’s residence in Farmer’s Villa...
Police Arrests Three Suspected Members of a Kidnap Gang Terrorizing Lagos/Ibadan Expressway
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Police Arrests Three Suspected Members of a Kidnap Gang Terrorizing Lagos/Ibadan Expressway

Operatives of the Ogun state police command have arrested three members of a kidnap syndicate, who have been terrorizing commuters along Lagos/Ibadan express way for quite some time now. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed that the suspects, Nathaniel Jacob, 24 years old from Nasarawa state, Isah Danladi 22years old from Kogi state, and Abubakar Rabiu m' 23 years old from Niger state, were arrested at Fidiwo area along Lagos Ibadan expressway, following a tipoff from some hunters, who sighted the suspects in the bush where they were planning on how to strike along the expressway. ''The hunters quickly alerted the police, who rallied other stakeholders such as so safe corps,  hunters group and stormed the Fidiwo Alapa...
Mentally ill woman accused of witchcraft dies after being set ablaze by mob in South Africa
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Mentally ill woman accused of witchcraft dies after being set ablaze by mob in South Africa

Two suspects appeared in court on Monday, April 12, for the murder of a mentally ill woman, Jostina Sangweni, in Soweto, South Africa. It was gathered that the 59-year-old woman was burnt alive and later died after being accused of witchcraft. She had a psychiatric condition known as Schizophrenia which affects a person's ability to think and behave. The woman on the day she was set ablaze The two suspects, aged 27 and 28, were arrested on Friday, April 9, following the concerted efforts of the South African Police to not only apprehend the perpetrators behind the murder of Ms Sangweni, but to also ensure that cases against the suspects are watertight towards a successful prosecution. Police said the two suspects appeared in the Protea Magistrate Court while investigati...
Two Mothers Arrested for allegedly Killing a 64-year-old Man
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Two Mothers Arrested for allegedly Killing a 64-year-old Man

Two women have been arrested for allegedly killing a man in Ikotun, Lagos. The deceased, Osita Anwuanwu, 64, was found unconscious at Arida area of Ikotun Lagos State on April 8, 2021, at 8:45pm. Efforts to save him proved abortive. The daughter of the deceased, Linda Anwuanwu, of Temitope street, off Governor's Road, Ikotun, Lagos State, had reported to the police at Ikotun Division on April 8 that she was informed that her father was lying down in a bar at Arida after he had a misunderstanding with one Ngozi Emezue, 38, and Juliet Eguebor, 35. The Police Operatives at Ikotun Division raced to the scene and took Osita Anwuanwu to the General Hospital, Igando, where he was certified dead. According to a statement released by the Lagos State Police Command, preliminary inves...
Traffic Robbers Apprehended in Lagos
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Traffic Robbers Apprehended in Lagos

The police in a Lagos state have apprehended several traffic robbers terrorizing commuters and disposing them of their personal belongings. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, police operatives attached to Ojo Division of the command on April 6, arrested three suspected traffic robbers namely Bashiru Ammo,  m, 19, Ibrahim Mohammed, m, 23, Arinze Victor, m, 19, all of Alaba Rago Market, Ojo-Lagos for attacking innocent commuters in Ojo area. Adejobi said as a follow-up to the police investigation, other suspected receivers of the items from the traffic robbers were arrested on 7th April, 2021. He gave their names as Bello Jafaru, m, 20, Nuru Abdullahi,m, 23, Nafiu Saray, m, 21 and Bashiru Mohammed, m, 19, all...
Gunmen raze another police station in Imo, free suspects
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Gunmen raze another police station in Imo, free suspects

Unidentified gunmen have razed another police station in Imo State, few hours after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and outgoing Inspector General of Police (IGP), Muhammed Adamu left Owerri, the Imo State capital. Vice President Osinbajo led a delegation of Federal Government officials including the Minister of Interior Rauf Aregbesola, to visit the state over Monday, April 5, attack on the correctional center in the state as well as the police headquarters. Shortly after Osinbajo and his entourage left the state, the gunmen burnt Ehime Mbano Local Government Area Divisional Police Headquarters. The gunmen freed all suspects in detention before setting the Police Divisional headquarters ablaze. The state police command is yet to comment on this development.
Zimbabwean Woman allegedly Kills her 6-year-old Stepson, Tries to Burn Stepdaughter to Death so she could Inherit Husband’s House
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Zimbabwean Woman allegedly Kills her 6-year-old Stepson, Tries to Burn Stepdaughter to Death so she could Inherit Husband’s House

The suspect's husband, Tonywell Dube A Zimbabwean woman has been arrested after she being accused of strangling her 6-year-old stepson to death and trying to set her 8-year-old stepdaughter on fire so that she could inherit her husband’s house. The 24-year-old suspect identified as Alice Chikono, allegedly killed Dean Dube with her bare hands on Easter Friday and hid his body in the house. She then allegedly locked his sister in the bedroom after switching on a stove and covering it with a blanket, apparently hoping the blanket would catch fire and set the room on fire. Chikono allegedly fled to Harare after making a false report to the police claiming the boy was missing. However, there was a power cut soon after she left the house thereby putting her plans off rail. It...
Four suspects arrested for rape, murder of a woman in Kwara
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Four suspects arrested for rape, murder of a woman in Kwara

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Kwara State Command, has arrested four suspects in Esie and Ijan towns, Irepodun local government area of the state for allegedly raping and killing a woman. Spokesperson of the NSCDC in the state, Babawale Zaid Afolabi, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, April 5, gave the name of the suspects as Adams Sodiq, 19, Rasaq Rasheed,16, Lukman Quadri, 15, and Billiaminu Qayum,16. According to the spokesperson, an officer of the corps, Babatunde Azeez, on April 2, 2021, at about 5:00 am received a complaint from the Secretary, Fulani/Bororo in Esie and Ijan region, Alhaji Musa Waziri, of a missing woman identified as Aishat Sanni. The corpse of the missing woman was later discovered in the bush and the four suspects were ...
Police Rescue 13-year-old Old Girl from Kidnappers in Benue, Arrest two Suspects
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Police Rescue 13-year-old Old Girl from Kidnappers in Benue, Arrest two Suspects

Men of Benue Joint security outfit codename "Operation Zenda" have rescued a 13-year-old girl few hours after she was kidnapped by hoodlums in Kwande Local Government Area of the state. It was gathered that the girl identified as Mngusuur Iorlian was kidnapped at about 12 pm on Sunday night, April 4, from her father’s residence, located opposite NKST Church, Akpera in Adikpo. Upon the receipt of information, men of “Operation Zenda” trailed the suspects to their hideout at Mbawer community, Kwande, where they rescued the victim. One of the suspects, identified as Vershima Sunday was arrested alongside one Grace Yaaor. Four others were said to have escaped while a motorcycle used by the gang was recovered by the operatives. The commander of Operation Zenda, CSP Justin...
Two Nigerian Nationals Arrested in Libya for Drug and Sex trafficking
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Two Nigerian Nationals Arrested in Libya for Drug and Sex trafficking

Two Nigerian nationals have been charged with drug abd sex trafficking in north western Libya. The suspects were arrested during a joint operation conducted by security forces and officials of the Libyan Anti Narcotics Agency in Zintan and Jadu cities on Friday, April 2. The suspects have been handed over to relevant agencies for further investigation and prosecution.  
Anambra Commissioner Abducted During Attack on ex-CBN Gov, Charles Soludo, Regains his Freedom
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Anambra Commissioner Abducted During Attack on ex-CBN Gov, Charles Soludo, Regains his Freedom

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

A retired school principal cum farmer, Modede Ojedokun, is reportedly lying in a critical state in the hospital after he was matcheted by suspected herdsmen who attacked him on his farm in lsokun area of lgangan, in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State on Saturday April 3. The Nation reports that trouble started when a herder directed his cows to feed on the yam flour the victim had spread on the floor for sun drying. The retired principal was said to have, in anger, challenged the decision of the herder but was met by a resistant herder, who drew out his machete with an intention to strike him. The farmer, it was gathered while trying to block the machete with his bare hand, suffered a deep cut in the process. Residents say that despite the first cut, the herder d...
Nigerian man and his girlfriend arrested for cocaine possession in Thailand
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Nigerian man and his girlfriend arrested for cocaine possession in Thailand

A 36-year-old Nigerian man Michael “Mark” Ikenna, and his Thai girlfriend have been arrested and charged with allegedly possessing and selling cocaine in Banglamung, Thailand. Region 2 Narcotic Suppression officers had received a tip-off from a concerned citizen that the suspects were allegedly selling cocaine in the Pattaya and Bangkok area. The officers captured Ikenna, and Nantana Chiewpanitch, 25, in a sting operation conducted by undercover police who arranged to purchase 10 grams of cocaine in Takhiantia on Friday, March 26. Ikenna was arrested outside his Takhiantia house and 9.8 g. of white powder seized from him. Police found Nantana Chiewpanitch inside the house but she denied involvement with drug dealing, saying she has only known Ikenna for a few months and wo...
NDLEA Intercepts Over N2bn Worth of illicit Drugs at Lagos airport
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NDLEA Intercepts Over N2bn Worth of illicit Drugs at Lagos airport

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have intercepted illicit drugs worth over N2billion at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja, Lagos and three suspected traffickers were arrested. A statement released by the spokesperson of the agency, Femi Babafemi, states that one of the suspects, Aniede Chimezie Bright was arrested on Sunday 28th March 2021, during the outward clearance of passengers on Air Marroc, with 7.1 Kg of Methamphetamine carefully concealed in food spices and packed in a Swiss polo suitcase. The illicit substance was bound for Spain with a street value of over N2 billion. According to the Commander, MMIA Command of the NDLEA, Ahmadu Garba, “Unarguably, the closure of borders occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic is respons...
2 Pastors Arrested Over alleged Involvement With ESN in Imo
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2 Pastors Arrested Over alleged Involvement With ESN in Imo

The men of the Nigeria Police Force have arrested 16 suspects including 2 pastors over their alleged involvement with operatives of the Eastern security Network, ESN in Imo state. According to the police, among the suspects arrested were Pastor Cletus Nwachukwu Egole, aka Alewa, a pastor with the Holy Blessed Trinity Sabbath Church, Orlu, Imo State and Prophet Michael Uba, a cleric with the Association of Jewish Faith, for allegedly being the masterminds of the various attacks on security personnel, in addition to providing spiritual cover for the gang, SaharaReporters reveals The police said in a release on Sunday that the ESN used Egole’s house as an operational base and that he also donated his late brother’s farmland for use as a hideout and training camp for the gang. The For...
Adamawa Police Arrest Woman and two Members of her Syndicate for Sending Threat Messages to People to pay Ransom or be Kidnapped
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Adamawa Police Arrest Woman and two Members of her Syndicate for Sending Threat Messages to People to pay Ransom or be Kidnapped

The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested three members of a text-message kidnap syndicate including a woman, for extortion and threat to life. Spokesperson of the command, DSP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, March 27, said that the suspects specialise in threatening and extorting innocent citizens. He gave their names as Zainab Ahondu 50, from Jalingo,Taraba State, Suleiman Adamu,34, a resident of No .18 Alkali Street, Demsawo, Yola North, and Abdullahi Ayuba, 36 a resident of Ghana Crescent,Bekaji, Yola North. Nguroje said the suspects were apprehended at their various hideouts at Viniklang and Doubeli in Girei and Yola North local government Areas on Saturday, March 27, following report received and intense search by the Police De...
‘Bad Girls Club’ Cast Member Deshayla Harris Killed in in Virginia Beach Shootings
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‘Bad Girls Club’ Cast Member Deshayla Harris Killed in in Virginia Beach Shootings

Bad Girls Club’ cast member, Deshayla Harris has been confirmed as one of the victims killed in Virginia Beach Shootings over the weekend. Deshayla, 29, of Norfolk, who appeared on season 17 of the reality TV show "Bad Girls Club," died in one of the three separate shootings that occurred in the Virginia Beach resort area on Friday, March 26. According to a press release from the Virginia Beach police department, Harris was a bystander at the second shooting incident, which occurred along 19th Street. She is reported to have died at the scene. A second victim was identified as Donovon Lynch, 25, of Virginia Beach. She was killed in the third shooting of the night during a confrontation with an uniformed Virginia Beach police officer, according to WAVY. Eight other people we...
Ten Young Men Convicted for Internet Fraud in Warri
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Ten Young Men Convicted for Internet Fraud in Warri

Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court sitting in Warri, Delta State, on Thursday, March 25, convicted and sentenced ten internet fraudsters. Those convicted are Agbi Favour Alaba, Otasowie Kelly Osaremen, Chukuwdi Greater, Simeon Asein, Onosemuode Eyube Abel, and Aigbata Joseph. Others are Momodu Abdulmalik, William David, Erhirouture Precious, and Obibi Odemaro. The suspects who were arraigned on separate one-count charge of impersonation and obtaining by false pretenses, pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to them. The charge against one of the defendants, Alabi, reads: “That you Agbi Favour Alabi (a.k.a LEI WEI) on or about the 12th day of February, 2021 at Ogieva Street off Auchi-Benin Road , Benin City, Edo State within the jurisdiction of this Hounourab...
Islamic teacher arrested for allegedly looting items while fire ravaged Katsina central market
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Islamic teacher arrested for allegedly looting items while fire ravaged Katsina central market

43-year-old Islamic teacher, Muhammad Abba has been arrested by men of the Katsina state police command for looting items worth thousands of naira during the recent fire outbreak at the Katsina Central market on Monday, March 22. Parading the suspect and 32 other suspects before newsmen, the spokesman of the Katsina Police Command, Gambo Isah, said the wife of the Islamic teacher had reported to the police that her husband participated in looting the items and hid the stolen items in their home. “Muhammad Abba is an Islamic teacher at an Islamiyah School, but went looting items during the fire incident at the central market. His wife reported him to the police that her husband was keeping some looted items under their bed in the house.”the spokesperson said Gambo said the Islamic ...
21 Suspects Arrested for Railway Vandalism in Niger State
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21 Suspects Arrested for Railway Vandalism in Niger State

The Niger State Police Command has arrested twenty-one suspects over railway vandalism. Spokesperson of the command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, March 24, said the suspects were arrested at Esheti-Elegi community of Kataeregi, in  Katcha Local Government Area. DSP Abiodun said two suspects, Yusuf Ibrahim,35, of Sabo-Kasuwa Zungeru and Abubakar Makeri, 25, of Kpakungu Minna, were arrested on March 17, by police operatives attached to Kataeregi division. The suspects were arrested with a canter truck with Reg. No. AGR 34 XA loaded with 80 pieces of rail slippers along Kataeregi-Minna road. During interrogation, Abubakar Makeri confessed to have vandalized and stolen the rail tracks at Kataeregi, while he contracted Yusuf Ibrahim who ...
Phone Scam: Nigerian man arrested in US for allegedly conning 80-year-old woman out of $31,000
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Phone Scam: Nigerian man arrested in US for allegedly conning 80-year-old woman out of $31,000

A Nigerian man, Dexter Enwerem has been arrested in Norwish, Connecticut in connection with an international phone scam crime organization. Enwerem, 34, of 29 Ward St., Norwich, was charged with first-degree larceny and is being held in lieu of a $50,000 bond, according to a Norwich Police Department news release Wednesday, March 24. Police began investigating a complaint in September 2020 from someone who said their 80-year-old mother-in-law sent money to “unknown individuals for the benefit of ‘helping the homeless.’” “The victim sent gift cards to suspects totaling $13,500 and an $18,000 money order to a suspect identified as Norwich resident Dexter Enwerem,” the release reads. “After a thorough investigation by Detective Scott Meikle, it was determined Enwerem was part ...
Police Release Mugshot of Accused Colorado mass shooter, Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa
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Police Release Mugshot of Accused Colorado mass shooter, Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa

Colorado police have released chilling mugshot of the man accused of killing 10 people in a mass shooting at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado. Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 21, was arrested following a shootout with police in a King Sooper grocery store on Monday, March 22. The Syrian native is being held on 10 counts of first-degree murder after he allegedly stormed into King Soopers grocery store in Boulder on Monday afternoon, March 22 and began shooting at workers, customers and cops. He allegedly shot ten people including a police officer. The suspect surrendered at the scene after he was shot in the leg and was hauled off in handcuffs. He had stripped off half his clothes before being arrested and then asked to speak to his mommy, authorities said. Alissa’s brother, Ali Al...
Attack On Ortom: Three Suspects Arrested
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Attack On Ortom: Three Suspects Arrested

Three Jukun fishermen have been arrested by the police in connection with last Saturday’s attack on convoy of Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom along Tyo Mu, Makurdi. Security Adviser to Ortom, Col. Paul Hemba, confirmed the arrest while conducting newsmen round the scene of the attack on Tuesday. Hemba stated the police team found the fishermen close to the scene of the attack and are being investigated.
Three Suspects Arrested for Kidnapping and Armed Robbery in Adamawa
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Three Suspects Arrested for Kidnapping and Armed Robbery in Adamawa

The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested three suspects for alleged kidnapping and robbery and recovered three single barrel guns. Spokesperson of the command, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, March 21, in Yola, said the suspects were responsible for the kidnap of Engineer Elan Jobbo, a principal of VTC Jabbi Lamba, Alhaji Jauro Mamburso and Alkani Zumbe, all of Girei and Song Local government Area, around May, 2020. The suspects; Usman Sale, 40, a resident of Muleng, Song LGA, Lawali Sale, 37, a resident of Bah Usman Village, Fufore LGA and Yerima Alhaji Dadi, 36, a resident of Bah Usman Village, Fufore LGA. Nguroje said the suspects were apprehended at their various hideouts in Muleng and Chigari Villages of Song and Fufore Local govern...
EFCC Docks Two Men over Alleged Internet Fraud in Ibadan
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EFCC Docks Two Men over Alleged Internet Fraud in Ibadan

Two men have been arranged for their alleged involvement in Internet Fraud. The suspects, Aremu Ridwan Kunle and Adegboyega Adisa Adebayo were arraigned on Thursday, March 18 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC before Justice Iyabo Yerima of the Oyo State High Court, sitting in Ibadan. Aremu was separately charged with eight counts while Adegboyega was docked on a two-count charge. Their charges border on obtaining money under false pretence contrary to Section 1(2) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the same Act. Aremu pleaded ‘guilty’ to counts 1,2,5,7 and 8 and ‘not guilty’ to counts 3, 4 and 6 of his charge, while Adegboyega pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the two counts preferred against h...
Two Nigerian nationals arrested in India with drugs worth over N34m
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Two Nigerian nationals arrested in India with drugs worth over N34m

The Bengaluru Central Crime Branch (CCB) has arrested two Nigerian nationals in separate operations and seized drugs valued around Rs 65 lakh (N34,215,647.98) from them. The suspects identified as Joseph Ndukwe Okafor, 38, and Uzochukwu Markmaurice Mbatuegwu, 38, were arrested on Wednesday, March 17, after police received a tip off from another drug peddler who was arrested some time ago. The CCB claimed that Okafor was carrying around 65 grammes of cocaine, 50 Ecstasy tablets and 56 LSD strips valued around Rs 15 lakh, while Uzochukwu was carrying 650 grammes of cocaine, 91 Ecstasy tablets and 56 LSD strips valued around Rs 50 lakh. Police alleged  that Okafor used to procure drugs from Ushman aka Moosa aka Ichie and sold them to youngsters and techies. Okafor was ...
Oil Vandals Escape From NSCDC Custody in Kogi
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Oil Vandals Escape From NSCDC Custody in Kogi

Some suspected oil vandals who were arrested for pipeline vandalism, have reportedly escaped from the custody of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps( NSCDC) in Kogi state. The suspects identified as Hassan Sani, Auwal Mohamed, Mohamed Mustapha , Mudashiru Abubakar and Ibrahim Rabiu were arrested by the anti-vandals unit of the corps on Thursday March 11, while ferrying products siphoned from the Niger Delta region to the north. Upon interrogation, they reportedly confessed that the products which were in two trucks were illegally scooped from a pipeline at a forest in one of the oil-rich states. A source told Daily Trust; “These suspects can not escape on their own; it was made possible with the aid of some officers because the wall of the cell is so high and solid t...
Police Nab two Suspects with 23 Stolen Mobile Phones in Bayelsa
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Police Nab two Suspects with 23 Stolen Mobile Phones in Bayelsa

Operatives of the Bayelsa State Police Command have arrested two suspects in possession of twenty three stolen android mobile phones. Spokesperson of the command, SP Asinim Butswat, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, March 16, said the suspects, Yusuf Abubakar 'm' 51 and Lawali Aliyu 'm' 40, were arrested by SWAT Operatives, at Akenfa, Yenagoa on 14 March, 2021, at about 1400 hours, while conveying the phones to Kano State, in a Toyota Hiace Bus with Reg No. DUT 37 ZB. He said the State Commissioner of Police, CP Mike Okoli, has called on members of the public whose phones were stolen recently, to contact the police command for possible identification and recovery. Meanwhile, an investigation is ongoing to unravel the source of the stolen android phones.
EFCC Arrests 19 Yahoo Boys In Abuja, Abeokuta And Ibadan
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EFCC Arrests 19 Yahoo Boys In Abuja, Abeokuta And Ibadan

Luck ran out on a syndicate of 13 cybercrime suspects on Thursday March 11, when operatives of the Abuja Zonal Office of the EFCC raided their hideouts and apprehended them. Five of the suspects were picked up at an N8m a year apartment in Gilmore Estate, Jahi, while the other eight were arrested at Katampe Extension, all in Abuja. The breakthrough followed actionable intelligence on their alleged criminal enterprise. Incriminating items recovered from them include iPhones, laptops, gaming consoles, 1 Toyota Avalon and a Lexus SUV. The suspects have given valuable information and will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded. IBADAN Court Jails Six for Internet Fraud The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, on Wednes...
11 uspected ritual killers arrested with the skull and other body parts of a woman reportedly abducted in Delta state
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11 uspected ritual killers arrested with the skull and other body parts of a woman reportedly abducted in Delta state

S The Delta State Police Command has paraded 11 suspected ritual killers and members of a kidnapping syndicate with a human skull and other body parts. The State Commissioner of Police, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, paraded the suspects on Wednesday, March 10, at the Police Headquarters in Asaba. Briefing journalists, the CP said the body parts are believed to be that of a 39-year-old woman identified as Joy Osameze, who was reportedly abducted while on her way back from the farm at Abraka Farm Reserve in Obiaruku, Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta, on February 5, 2021. The incident was reported to the police and five male suspects, namely: Emmanuel Ojibe,18, Osam Ogolime, 21, Ossai Reuben, 22, Odigili Chukwutem, 33, and Ukpaka Confidence, 20, were arrested and transferred to t...
101 Boko Haram Suspects Sue Nigerian Government For N303 Million
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101 Boko Haram Suspects Sue Nigerian Government For N303 Million

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

A kidnap syndicate made up of members of the same family have been busted by the Ogun state police command. Oweniwe Okpara from Delta State and three of his children, Samson Okpara, Bright Okpara and Eze Okpara were arrested after Ogun state commissioner of police, Edward Ajogun gave an order to the Area Commander and all the DPOs in Sagamu to fish out those behind the many kidnapping cases recorded in the area. Ogun State Police Spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspects were all arrested in Ajaka area of Sagamu for their roles in the kidnap of eight persons at different times. One Christian Ishaha who had accommodated them was also arrested. Oyeyemi said; “In the course of investigation, it was discovered that three other members of the family constituting the crimina...
Four Arrested for Phone Theft at Governor Akeredolu’s Inauguration
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Four Arrested for Phone Theft at Governor Akeredolu’s Inauguration

The Ondo state police command has arrested four men for reportedly stealing phones during last week’s second-term inauguration of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. The suspects who committed the offence at the event held at the Dome have been identified as  Ojo Femi, 30, Abiodun Adewale, 45, Kayode Olarewaju, 45 years and Aiwole, 25. They were arrested by men of the Operation Scorpion Squad on the Ilesha-Akure Road while returning to their bases in Oyo, Osun and Kwara states. Police spokesman, Tee-Leo Ikoro said seven phones stolen at the inauguration ceremony were recovered from the suspects who would soon be charged to court.

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