Friday, January 22

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Ademola Adebukola ‘Holy Ghost’ Sent To Prison For Fraud
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Ademola Adebukola ‘Holy Ghost’ Sent To Prison For Fraud

Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin has convicted a 29-year-old man Ademola Adebukola alias Holy Ghost on four counts of cheating and attempt to cheat. Justice Adenike Akinpelu convicted and sentenced the defendant to six months imprisonment on each of the counts after he pleaded guilty to the charges brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The sentences are to run concurrently from September 14, 2020. One of the charges read: “That you, Ademola Adebukola, sometime in 2018, at Ilorin, within the Judicial Division of the Kwara State High Court while acting as Blackmore G. Scott a.k.a Holy Ghost with email address holyghost643@gmail.com did attempt to cheat one Sherri Reed by fraudulently inducing her to deliver the sum of $3,500 (three thousand, ...
Gunmen Kidnap, Monday Izu, DELSU SSANU Chairman
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Gunmen Kidnap, Monday Izu, DELSU SSANU Chairman

THE spate of insecurity in the Delta State University, DELSU, community, Abraka Thursday further nosedived with the abduction of the chapter chairman of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, Mr. Monday Izu. Mr. Izu was reportedly abducted along the Eku-Abraka road in Erho axis while returning from Warri where he had go to for an official engagement. Sources said the hoodlums had laid ambush on a failed portion of the road waiting for commuters to abduct adding that the DELSU staff might have been a random target of the incident. Confirming the incident, the state police public relations officer, DSP Onome Onowakpoyeya said the matter was reported at the Abraka police station by the wife of the labour leader. She said: “Yes, it is true. The wife was a...
N2m Credit Alert Sends Ilorin Driver To Prison
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N2m Credit Alert Sends Ilorin Driver To Prison

A 45-year-old driver, Adetunji Tunde Oluwasegun, has been sentenced to two years imprisonment for fraudulently converting to personal use a sum N2million that was erroneously transferred into his account. The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had on Monday, January 18, 2021 arraigned Oluwasegun on one-count charge bordering on stealing before Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of the Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin. The offence contravenes Section 286 and punishable under Section 287 of the Penal Code. The charge reads: "That you, Adetunji Tunde Oluwasegun, sometime between the month of July, 2020 and 21st of August, 2020 at Ilorin, Kwara State, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court dishonestly took the sum of N2,000,000.00 (Two Mi...
CCTV Captures Man Stealing An iPhone 11pro Max From A Phone Shop
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CCTV Captures Man Stealing An iPhone 11pro Max From A Phone Shop

A yet to be identified man was caught of CCTV camera stealing an iPhone 11Pro Max from a phone shop in Delta State. The incident happened on Wednesday, January 20 in a shop belonging to one Mr. Abel at Robinson Plaza in Delta State. According to the CCTV, the man putting on a black and yellow shirt is seen with an iPhone 11 Pro Max which he covered up with an handkerchief unknowing to the sales boy. The man pretended to be buying a phone which he used as a disguise to still the phone. While the sales boy was showing him different categories of phone, he slipped the iPhone into his handkerchief and covered it. Watch video below: https://youtu.be/IRUReSjIGMU
20-Year-Old Man Kidnaps Father, Collects N2m Ransom From Family Members
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20-Year-Old Man Kidnaps Father, Collects N2m Ransom From Family Members

The Nigeria Police on Wednesday, paraded a 20-year old man, Abubakar Amodu, for arranging with a gang to kidnap his father and collect a ransom of N2 million. Amodu was one of 25 suspects paraded by the Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba, for various offences in Abuja. The suspect, who was arrested with other members of the gang, said he worked with his father on the farm rearing cattle. According to him, his father eventually gave him 15 cows and he left home. He said he got friendly with members of a gang, who told him that his father was rich, and should be kidnapped for money. He confessed to arranging with the gang to successfully carry out the abduction and eventually get N200, 000 as his share. Also paraded was one Abubakar Liyu, a security guard with A...
Police Arrest Female Leader Of Notorious Kidnap Gang, 3 Others In Kano
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Police Arrest Female Leader Of Notorious Kidnap Gang, 3 Others In Kano

Police have arrested 4 member syndicate of suspected kidnappers in Kano after rescuing the victim unhurt. The suspected kidnappers’ group led by a woman, Maryam Mohammed, alias Hajiya aged 23, operated before their arrest in Zamfara and Kano, according to a statement issued by Kano Command Spokesman, DSP Abdullahi Haruna on Wednesday. Others members of the suspected criminal group are Sani Ibrahim, 35, alias, Mailafia, Shamsuddeen Suleiman, 21 years old, both of Butsa Village, Gusau LGA, Zamfara State and Ishaq Khalil, alias Baban Basma, 32 of Rijiyar Lemo Quarters, Fagge LGA of Kano State.
Nigerian In Thailand Arrested For Overstaying 60-Day Visa By 7 Years
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Nigerian In Thailand Arrested For Overstaying 60-Day Visa By 7 Years

A 40-year-old Nigerian has been arrested by immigration officers in Thailand for allegedly overstaying his visa by 2,683 days. It was discovered that Onyebuchi Ezedinugwu had entered Thailand in April 2014 on a 60-day tourist visa with permission to stay until June 25 of same year. He was, however, arrested on Tuesday by immigration officers led by region one commander Pol Maj-Gen Piti Nitinonthaset at Soi Phetchaburi 35 in the Makkasan area of Bangkok. Reports gathered say illegal immigration is considered as a major factor of the second wave of COVID-19 after an outbreak at Samut Sakhon seafood market, affecting a large migrant population. Region 1 Deputy Lt-Col Suriya Phuangsombat said the immigration were targeting Africans to check on their visa status as part of measu...
Boko Haram Captures & Destroys Armed Personnel Carrier Newly Acquired By Army
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Boko Haram Captures & Destroys Armed Personnel Carrier Newly Acquired By Army

According to ISWAP in a statement sighted by SaharaReporters on Tuesday, the Isotrex Phantom 2 APC was captured when the group ambushed some trucks conveying Nigerian soldiers at Gorigi, Borno State. Militants belonging to the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Jamā'at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da'wah wa'l-Jihād, have again destroyed an Armed Personnel Carrier the group captured from Nigerian soldiers. The group also claimed to have wounded and killed 30 soldiers and destroyed two other APCs. The Insurgents had on Monday displayed a modified FV103 Spartan APC it said it captured from the military. SaharaReporters gathered that about eight Isotrex Phantom 2 APCs were recently acquired by the Nigerian Army for t...
Deeper Life School: Court commences trial under closed-door
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Deeper Life School: Court commences trial under closed-door

The trial of the Deeper Life High School sexual abuse case commenced on Wednesday in Uyo, with the magistrate court holding its proceedings under closed-door. Two students of the school, both of them 13 years old, accused of sexually molesting a fellow student, an 11-year-old boy, are being prosecuted by the police. Five officials of the school, including a suspended principal, are also on trial. An official, said to be the court registrar, asked people, including lawyers, who were not parties in the case, to leave the courtroom before the proceedings began. Reporters were asked to leave too, as a court official began closing the doors and windows in the courtroom. A lawyer, who was not part of the case, explained to people, mostly reporters, that it was necessary to hol...
Bandits Kill JF London, JTF Commander In Zamfara (Graphic Photos)
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Bandits Kill JF London, JTF Commander In Zamfara (Graphic Photos)

Reports has just rented the public air that the commander of Joint Task Force (JTF), Zamfara state, JF London has brutally been shot dead by armed bandits.. Circumstances which led to his Killing still remains scanty at the time of this report, the JTF commander who was hit by fore head with bullet, reportedly died instantly. Sources from Zamfara stated that the incident occurred “After Huge donations to Bandits by Zamfara Governor “Hilux and Dollars” Bandits now armed to teeth fully equipped; JTF commander JF London in Zamfara state, killed by bandit just now”, it stated. Recall that the current state government had allegedly donated Hilux vehicles to the bandits and given them some dollars, in a bide to stop their activities in the state.. "After Huge donations to terrorists by Zam...
Illegal NIN Enrollment Centre Operators Arrested In Kano
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Illegal NIN Enrollment Centre Operators Arrested In Kano

The National Identity Management Commission has busted some illegal centres carrying out registration for the National Identity Number in Kano State. Operators of the centres were arrested during a raid by NIMC officials who handed them over to the police for investigation. Some of the items found at the centres include NIMC slips, fake plastic ID cards and other documents belonging to the NIMC which shouldn’t be found under the custody of any other person. In a video uploaded on the official Twitter handle of the NIMC, the Commission’s legal officer in Kano said the operation was done in conjunction with a team from Abuja. He said, “We went around Kano together to check for illegal operations that were going on in some places, more particularly business centres and some ...
Woman Attacked While Jogging On The Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge
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Woman Attacked While Jogging On The Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge

A woman was attacked while jogging on the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge early on Monday morning, Jan 18 The woman named Sike was left with a bruised face, broken finger, and a gash on her thigh. Her sister said she was mugged and rough-handled. Unfortunately, as the attack was taking place, people passed by and no one intervened. Joggers have been advised to wait till it's brighter before they jog around the area. The Twitter user who shared the news wrote: "Please, if you know anyone living in LekkiPhase1/Ikoyi and they love running/walking on the LEKKI IKOYI LINK BRIDGE (lately the streets lights are off)... Tell them to do there cardio when the day is Bright... Today by 5.40am.. we overhead a lady SCREAMING for help on the bridge."  
‘Most Okada Riders In Oyo Spying For Bandits & Foreign Kidnappers’ – Amotekun
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‘Most Okada Riders In Oyo Spying For Bandits & Foreign Kidnappers’ – Amotekun

The Chairman, Western States Security Network, codenamed: Amotekun in Oyo State, Gen. Kunle Togun (rtd), has raised the alarm that most commercial motorcyclists in the state are spies for kidnappers and bandits that have entered the Yoruba land from the porous borders of Nigeria. He said the foreigners who were ferried inside trailers into Oyo State among other States during the COVID-19 lockdown could not speak any Nigerian language, but French whenever accosted by his men. Togun hinted that the warning from the state Governor to traditional chiefs to stop allocating lands to herdsmen with no papers showing Nigerian nationality would go a long way to stem the spate of killings and kidnapping in Yorubaland. Gen. Togun who was responding to questions from newsmen in his office ...
16-Year-Old Female Bandit In Niger State Arrested By Police, Arms Recovered
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16-Year-Old Female Bandit In Niger State Arrested By Police, Arms Recovered

Police Operatives attached to Anti-kidnapping unit of the Command while on patrol along Gwada/Shiroro road arrested the following suspects: (1) Abdulkareem Moh’d age 25yrs ‘m’ of Kauru, Kaduna State (2) Nura Ibrahim age 30yrs ‘m’ of Shengu fulani, Munya LGA (3) Jamilu Moh’d age 30yrs ‘m’ of Gwada and (4) Hauwa Mohammed age 30yrs ‘f’ Shengu fulani camp, Munya LGA. The said Abdulkareem and Nura were arrested with a sum of one million, five hundred thousand naira in their possession. During interrogation, the suspects confessed to be member of armed bandits terrorizing Kussasu/Galadima kogo area of Shiroro LGA and that the money is a proceeds from kidnapping ransom and sale of rustled cattle which they were sent to transfer the money to one Ishaku and Adamu both ‘m’ of Kagarko, Kaduna....
Woman accused of stealing laptop from Pelosi’s office during Capitol riot
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Woman accused of stealing laptop from Pelosi’s office during Capitol riot

Federal authorities arrested a woman whose former romantic partner says she took a laptop from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the riot at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month. Riley June Williams was arrested Monday, according to a Justice Department official. It’s not yet known when her initial court appearance will be. The FBI said in an arrest warrant Sunday that Williams hasn’t been charged with theft but only with illegally entering the Capitol and with disorderly conduct. FBI officials said a caller claiming to be an ex of Williams said friends of hers showed him a video of her taking a laptop computer or hard drive from Pelosi’s office. The caller alleged that she intended to send the device to a friend in Russia who planned to sell it to that country’s forei...
NDLEA Makes Its Largest Cocaine Seizure Of 21.9Kg In Abuja Airport
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NDLEA Makes Its Largest Cocaine Seizure Of 21.9Kg In Abuja Airport

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) on Monday announced that it has made its largest cocaine seizure till date after it intercepted 21.9kg of cocaine at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja. This was contained in a statement signed by the NDLEA Airport Commander, Mr. Kabir Tsakuwa, and the agency’s Spokesman, Deputy Commander of Narcotics (DCN) Jonah Achema. Both officers said the substance was concealed in two unclaimed suite cases discovered after the arrival of Ethiopian Airline, ET 910 in Abuja from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. According to the statement, vigilant officers of the Command became suspicious upon noticing that the two briefcases were abandoned on the conveyor belt without any passenger claiming them during the inward clearance of the ...
One Injured As IG Adamu’s Orderly Misfires AK-47 Rifle In Abuja Beer Parlour
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One Injured As IG Adamu’s Orderly Misfires AK-47 Rifle In Abuja Beer Parlour

An Abuja resident has been hospitalised in critical condition after being hit by bullets discharged by an AK-47 service rifle of a police officer attached to Inspector-General Mohammed Adamu. Abba Bashir received at least two gunshot wounds from the officer, identified as Inspector Magaji, during an early morning drinking bout in an Abuja beer parlour on Saturday, sources told Peoples Gazette. The officer works with Mr. Adamu and Illiya Doma, an assistant police commissioner who also serves as his principal staff officer (two). The incident occurred around 8:00 a.m. at a roadside beer parlour in Apo, sources said. The matter was immediately hushed up while the victim was moved to an undisclosed hospital. He had received emergency treatment at Cedarcrest Hospital before being relo...
Boko Haram Displays Armed Personnel Carrier Captured From Nigerian Soldiers
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Boko Haram Displays Armed Personnel Carrier Captured From Nigerian Soldiers

Militants from the Islamic State backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Jamā'at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da'wah wa'l-Jihād, have displayed an Armed Personnel Carrier the group captured from Nigerian soldiers. According to ISWAP in a statement released on Monday, the modified FV103 Spartan APC was captured on Sunday when the group ambushed some trucks conveying Nigerian soldiers at Gorigi, Borno State. The insurgents also claimed 20 soldiers were killed during the attack. SaharaReporters recalled that about 70 Nigerian soldiers of the Operation Lafiya Dole were killed by the terrorists in March 2020 in the same community. Hundreds of soldiers and officers have been killed since the Boko Haram insurgency commenced in 2009. T...
ACP Okubo Aboye Sentenced To Life Imprisonment For Buying A Car From Kidnappers
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ACP Okubo Aboye Sentenced To Life Imprisonment For Buying A Car From Kidnappers

An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, has sentenced an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Okubo Aboye, to life imprisonment for buying stolen vehicle from kidnappers in the state. The court on Monday also sentenced seven other persons, Solomon Ayodele Obamoyegun (39), Femi Omiawe (40), Damilola Obamoyegun (20), Bose Sade Ajayi (30), George Lucky (35), Chukwuma Nnamani (22) and Sunday Ogunleye (45) to five years imprisonment each without an option of fine for kidnapping. In their testimony, the investigating police officers said the car was tracked down to the compound of ACP Okubo who on interrogation confessed that he bought the vehicle from his mechanic who received it from the kidnappers. The Prosecutor, Felix Awoniyi, revealed that “the offence ...
Police Officer Arrested In Port Harcourt While Robbing Residents
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Police Officer Arrested In Port Harcourt While Robbing Residents

A Police Sergeant, Ibrahim Odege, attached to the Operations Department of the Rivers Police Command has been arrested alongside one Sampson Inomoghe at the scene of a crime at Elekahia Housing Estate in Portharcourt, Rivers State. Security guards and the estate residents arrested the two suspects during a robbery operation on Saturday. SaharaReporters gathered that the security guards overpowered the armed robbers who had robbed many residents of their belongings in the area before alerting police officers from Elekahia Divisional Police Station who were said to have responded on time. A police identity card was found on Odege with three different handsets belonging to their victims and one locally made Bareta pistol. One of the victims, Mrs Doris Elechi, identified them a...
FUTA Deputy Registrar, Amos Arijesuyo Shot Dead By Suspected Kidnappers
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FUTA Deputy Registrar, Amos Arijesuyo Shot Dead By Suspected Kidnappers

The Deputy Registrar in the Federal University of Technology, FUTA, Akure, Ondo State, Dr Amos Arijesuyo died after he was shot in the chest by suspected kidnappers on Saturday evening. He reportedly sat in the front seat with the driver while three other occupants sat at the back seat. Family source said the deceased bled profusely after the bullet hit his chest and died before he could get to the hospital. They were attacked at Iwaraja area of Ilesa-Akure highway in Osun State while travelling back to Akure from lbadan. Report had it that the first shot released by the suspected kidnappers who aimed at the tyres of the vehicle in a bid to demobilise the vehicle, hit the leg of the deceased. Attempt by the driver to manoeuvre the vehicle in a bid to escape attracted sev...
Nigerian Cocaine Trafficker Arrested In Trinidad And Tobago
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Nigerian Cocaine Trafficker Arrested In Trinidad And Tobago

A 40-year-old Nigerian national has been arrested by police in Trinidad and Tobago for allegedly attempting to smuggle cocaine into Thailand and India. Trinidad and Tobago Police Service wrote on Facebook: "January 14th, 2021 MEDIA RELEASE Nigerian National – Cocaine in Fishing Reels A Nigerian national is today in Police custody for possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. On January 13th, 2021, at around 2.15 pm officers attached to the Marabella Criminal Investigation Department (CID), as a result of information received, proceeded to TTPost, Coffee Street San Fernando, where they detained the 40-year-old man, a Nigerian National, of Rueben Lane Enterprise, Chaguanas. The suspect reportedly attempted to export a quantity of cocaine to India and Thaila...
Bandits Kill John Gbakaan Yaji, Catholic Priest Kidnapped In Niger State
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Bandits Kill John Gbakaan Yaji, Catholic Priest Kidnapped In Niger State

A Catholic Priest of the Diocese of Minna, Reverend Father John Gbakaan Yaji, has been killed by bandits in Niger state. It was learnt that the Priest was first kidnapped before he was killed by the bandits. His body was discovered on Sunday. It was learnt the priest was kidnapped on Friday night in Tufa village along Lambata-Lapai road on his way to his station after a religious meeting in Lambata. The late Priest was kidnapped alongside his brother but the whereabouts of the brother remains unknown. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Niger, ASP Abiodun Wasiu, said he will get back to The Nation when he contacted. However, a Reverend of the Catholic Diocese of Minna, who pleaded anonymity, confirmed the incident, saying that search has intensified towards ...
Sea Pirates Who Kidnapped Four American Expatriates Arrested
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Sea Pirates Who Kidnapped Four American Expatriates Arrested

Three suspected sea pirates have been arrested in Bayelsa and Rivers states in connection with the kidnapping of four expatriates from the United States of America. The suspects – Tony Ebiyepade, General Karinatei Timidiseghe and Godbless Oruboro – were reportedly tracked down through leaked telephone conversations. They allegedly specialised in kidnapping expatriates and collecting huge sums for their release. City Round learnt that detectives from the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team began tracking the syndicate in August 2020, which consequently led to the arrest of a member. It was gathered that two other suspects were later apprehended by the operatives recently. Ebiyepade, who lived on Ebi-Sam Road, Agudama in Bayelsa, stated that he participa...
I Set My Boyfriend Ablaze After 3 Abortions, Forced Sex – 17-yrs Prospective Law Student
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I Set My Boyfriend Ablaze After 3 Abortions, Forced Sex – 17-yrs Prospective Law Student

17-year-old prospective Law student at the Benue State University, Makurdi, Alex Esther, narrates to JOHN CHARLES how she set his boyfriend, Chidinma, ablaze after he allegedly made her abort three pregnancies What is your name? My name is Esther Alex. How old are you? I am 17 years old. What do you do? I just gained admission into Benue State University to study Law. You were arrested for allegedly setting one Chidinma, said to be your boyfriend, ablaze. What actually happened? I just can’t explain why I killed my boyfriend. I was just angry over all the issues we had. What were the issues? We had been fighting over some issues; like I was a virgin when I met him and he promised never to leave me but to always stand by me. Our relationship was really se...
Landlord, Wife Cut Tenant’s Face Over Quit Notice
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Landlord, Wife Cut Tenant’s Face Over Quit Notice

A Lagos landowner, Samson Ekweozor, and his wife, Anurika Ekweozor, have allegedly physically assaulted their tenant, Mary Onyian, upon her family’s refusal to prematurely quit an apartment belonging to them at Ikotun-Egbe. Mary, who narrated her experience, said trouble started after the Ekweozors asked her family to vacate the apartment barely a month after they moved in without a plan to refund the rent paid for the apartment. The refusal of the Onyian family to move out of the house attracted the landlord's anger, which led to an attack on Mary leaving her face scarred for life. According to Mary, the landlord and his wife never opened up on the reason for the notice to quit just a month after she and her family moved in. She said: “We don’t know the reason we were aske...
‘How Police Robbed Me Of 100k For Having 2 Laptops In Lagos’ – Man Shares Story
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‘How Police Robbed Me Of 100k For Having 2 Laptops In Lagos’ – Man Shares Story

Nigerian Twitter user, Femi @3eyedpixel, who is based in Netherlands recounts how police extorted N100k from him in Lagos just because he was with his laptops. Read his story below: Earlier today, officers of @PoliceNG robbed me of 100k in the presence of my wife. My only crime was having my official laptop with me. They couldn’t pin any crime on me so they insisted I follow them to station or pay 500k. I was running late for my flight, so I had to be diplomatic with them. We had a lot of back and forth and I finally had to settle for 100k (payment for being a Nigerian). I know nothing will be done, but I’m just putting my story out here for people to know our fight is far from over. I tweeted this just before my flight took off, so I didn’t see the replies until now that I’m h...
Nigerian National Detained For Possession Of Cocaine In Trinidad & Tobago
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Nigerian National Detained For Possession Of Cocaine In Trinidad & Tobago

A Nigerian national is in Police custody for possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. According to police reports, on January 13th at around 2.15 pm officers attached to the Marabella Criminal Investigation Department (CID), as a result of information received, proceeded to TTPost, Coffee Street San Fernando, where they detained the 40-year-old man, a Nigerian National, residing at Rueben Lane Enterprise, Chaguanas. The suspect reportedly attempted to export a quantity of cocaine to India and Thailand, which were hidden among several fishing reels in several envelopes. Officers from the said unit under the supervision of Sgt Wilkinson of the San Fernando Operations Unit executed a search warrant around 4.20 pm at the man’s Enterprise address, where they recovered ...
3 Teenage Fulani Herders Aged 13, 14, Arrested For Gang-Raping A Girl In Bauchi
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3 Teenage Fulani Herders Aged 13, 14, Arrested For Gang-Raping A Girl In Bauchi

Three teenage Fulani herders arrested in Bauchi for allegedly gang-raping a girl whose identity is concealed in Itas/Gadau Local Government Area of the state said they committed the crime because they wanted to experiment what they watched in pornographic videos. The suspects who spoke separately in an interview with journalists while being paraded at the Police Command headquarters in Bauchi on Wednesday narrated the role they played in committing the crime. The prime suspect, Mamman Jauro, (15), the eldest amongst them said they only saw their victim in the bush and conspired among themselves to commit the crime. He said, “I live in Itas/Gadau LGA, I am a cattle rearer, I used to be a student of a Qur’anic school there but I have stopped attending. Now, I am fully rearing ca...
55-Year-Old Man Arrested For Raping 7 Teenagers In Jos
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55-Year-Old Man Arrested For Raping 7 Teenagers In Jos

The police in Plateau state have arrested a 55-year-old man, Abdulhamid Sale, pictured above for allegedly raping seven teenagers in Bukuru community of Jos South local government area. A youth leader in the community, Aliyu Hassan, said the suspect was arrested after one of the mothers of his victim reported the matter to members of the vigilante group in the community. “The arrest of the suspect came after a report by a mother to one of the victims to the vigilante group in the area that she saw her daughter with a phone and felt that something was wrong. After a thorough investigation, we found out that the phone was given to the girl by the said Abdulhamid Sale, and further checks revealed that he raped seven girls, mostly 13 years old in Kugiya area of Bukuru, who are mostl...
18-Year-Old Man Arrested For Raping A 5-Year-Old Girl In Kano
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18-Year-Old Man Arrested For Raping A 5-Year-Old Girl In Kano

An 18-year-old, Ismaeel Abubakar, has been arrested by Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kano command for allegedly defiling a 5-year-old girl (name withheld). Abubakar of Kofar Ruwa quarters in Dala Local Government Area was arrested last Friday on the same day the crime was allegedly committed. Confirming the incident, the spokesman of the state command of NSCDC, ASC Ibrahim Idris Abdullahi, said: “The 18yrs old Isma’eel confessed to the crime while being interrogated by the Corps detectives. “Investigation into the case has since been concluded and the suspect will be charged to Senior magistrate Court, Filin Hockey in the metropolis by tomorrow, Thursday,” he added.
Italian Police Arrest 16 People During Raid On Nigerian Drug Ring
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Italian Police Arrest 16 People During Raid On Nigerian Drug Ring

On Tuesday, Italian police arrested 16 people as they smashed a Nigerian mafia drugs ring in the northern city of Trento, ANSA News Agency of Italy reported on Tuesday. The report also said police carried out 20 raids in the regions of Trentino, Veneto and Lombardy in the operation, codenamed 'Underground'. Police said the gang-controlled the drugs trade in Trento. However, it was based in the back of a Nigerian ethnic goods store in the Veneto city of Verona, police said – while the drugs were stored in another Veneto city, Vicenza. The police said those arrested allegedly 'commuted' to and from Trento and Verona on the train. The report added that the drugs traffic and distribution was allegedly managed by a Nigerian woman, Agho Isoken Tina, aka Mama T. She was alleged...
2023 Presidency: There Is Serious Gang-Up Against Tinubu In APC – Henry Ajomale
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2023 Presidency: There Is Serious Gang-Up Against Tinubu In APC – Henry Ajomale

Otunba Henry Ajomale, immediate past state chairman of the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said on Wednesday that certain forces in the party were seriously ganging up against Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the party’s national leader, ahead of the 2023 presidential election. He spoke a day after Dr. Junaid Mohammed, elder statesman and Second Republic federal lawmaker, said President Muhammadu Buhari and those around him had concluded plans to bar certain politicians from contesting in the 2023 general elections. The outspoken Northern leader also said certain individuals had hijacked the ruling APC and were working to use the party to advance their personal interests. Speaking exclusively with Daily Independent, Ajomale, who said attempts were being made to...
NDLEA Arrests Three Suspects With 134Kg Of Cocaine At MMA
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NDLEA Arrests Three Suspects With 134Kg Of Cocaine At MMA

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, attached to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, has arrested three suspects with 137.8 kilograms of cocaine. The all male suspects were arrested at the Lagos International Airport, on January 6 and 8, 2021 with the illicit drugs hidden inside hair relaxers, embroidery tailoring materials and shirts packaged with carbon and other oily substances to avoid being detected by the scanning machines. The suspected drug traffickers whose names were given as Okeke Uchenna and Azubuike Jeremiah Emeka were nabbed by officials of the agency during inward clearance of Ethiopian airlines from Brazil while Abdul Musa a freight forwarder was nabbed while trying to export Cocaine to India through the cargo warehouse of the Sky...
Gunmen Kill Ebonyi Lecturer Engaging In Taxi Services To Feed His Family
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Gunmen Kill Ebonyi Lecturer Engaging In Taxi Services To Feed His Family

Suspected gunmen have shot and killed a lecturer with the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike Ịkwo (AE-FUNAI) in Ebonyi State, Kyrian Nwoke along rice mill axis of old Ogoja road Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital. IGBERE TV gathered that the lecturer, a middle aged man had gone to pick up some passengers with his car which he was using for taxi services, following the prolong strike of the Academic Staff Union and the non payment of University lecturers by federal government for over six months now. A source from the university said that the lecturer had registered the car with an online car-hailing service so as to make ends meet and take care of his young wife and child. The liveless body of the deceased was discovered near the popular Rice Mill with bullets wounds...
Bauchi Police Burst Sex Party, Arrest 20 Suspects
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Bauchi Police Burst Sex Party, Arrest 20 Suspects

Bauchi State Police Command has burst another sex party arresting 20 suspects believed to be organizers of the party. While parading the suspected sex party organizers alongside other suspected criminals at the Police Command headquarters on Wednesday, Commissioner, Lawal Tanko Jimeta said that the suspects were arrested following reliable information on their activities. Represented by the PPRO, DSP Ahmed Wakili, the Police Commissioner disclosed that, “Based on reliable Intel that suspected criminal syndicates notorious for thuggery (Sara-Suka), Phone snatching, and indecent acts including sex parties, were terrorizing residents of the state, the Command raised a team of detectives led by the Commander Rapid Respond Squad (RRS) who immediately embarked on around the clock opera...
Nigerian Man Abroad Caught Asking Herbalist To Make Woman & Her Kids Mad (Video)
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Nigerian Man Abroad Caught Asking Herbalist To Make Woman & Her Kids Mad (Video)

A Nigerian man living abroad was caught on camera instructing his "herbalist" to cause a woman and her children to run mad. In a video that has gone viral, the man who was speaking Yoruba language and walking on the streets in a foreign country didn't know someone who understands his language was walking closely. The person filmed him while speaking and shared the video online. He could be heard telling the herbalist that the work he did for him before wasn't effective and that he spent a lot of money. “The wife and the child don't want us to sell the house. The first one you did for me didn't work and I spent so much money on that. I want you to help me to do it that the wife will sell the building. What I want now is that I want the wife and the child to run mad. I ...
Kidnappers Kill Oyo Farmer, Wole Agboola After Collecting N2m Ransom
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Kidnappers Kill Oyo Farmer, Wole Agboola After Collecting N2m Ransom

Abducted Oyo farmer, Wole Agboola has been killed by kidnappers after collecting a ransom of N2m from his family. Six armed men dressed in military camouflage abducted the University of Ibadan graduate on his piggery/fish farm located at Nagbede village via Aba-odo in Oyo on Monday, December 28, 2020. The decomposing remains of Agboola were recovered from the bush in Aba-Odo on Monday, January 11, by the police a few miles from where he was abducted. A brother to the deceased, Olakunle Agboola, also a journalist, who confirmed the development, said his brother was killed and his body found 10 days after the ransom was paid by the family. "My brother, Wole Agboola was killed after a huge ransom was paid and we later found his body inside the bush near Aba Odo yesterday (Mond...
US executes the only woman on federal death row
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US executes the only woman on federal death row

Lisa Montgomery, the only female inmate on federal death row in the US, has been executed for murder. The 52-year-old was pronounced dead at 1.31 am EST on Wednesday at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana in what could be the final federal execution under President Donald Trump. She was executed by lethal injection after an 11th-hour order from the Supreme Court cleared all legal hurdles to carry out her death sentence. Lisa is the 11th federal death row inmate to be executed during the Trump administration. She was found guilty of federal kidnapping resulting in death and sentenced to death in 2007 for the slaying of mother-to-be. She strangled her to death and cut her baby from her womb using a kitchen knife. Montgomery was convicted of killing 23-year...
Court Sentence Nigerian Soldier To Death By Firing Squad For Killing His Colleague
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Court Sentence Nigerian Soldier To Death By Firing Squad For Killing His Colleague

The court-martial sitting in Maiduguri, Borno State capital has sentenced Trooper Azunna Maduabuchi to death by firing squad. Maduabuchi was sentenced for killing the adjutant of his unit, one Lieutenant Babakaka Ngorgi. Trooper Maduabuchi was arraigned for murder after shooting Lieutenant Ngorgi in July 2020 at close range in Bama Local Government of Borno State for refusing to grant him a welfare pass. He was on Tuesday sentenced to death by firing squad after he was found guilty at the court session held at the Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri. Four other soldiers arraigned for manslaughter were sentenced to various years of imprisonment. Sergeant Sani Ishaya was sentenced to four years, Bidemi Fabiyi sentenced to two years while Private Musa Bala and Private Abdulraheed Ad...
Saki Youths Burn Cattle-Laden Truck For Killing A Boy In Oyo (Disturbing Photos)
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Saki Youths Burn Cattle-Laden Truck For Killing A Boy In Oyo (Disturbing Photos)

Youths in Saki, a town in Oyo State, on Monday burnt a truck taking cattle out of Saki, for killing a boy, Ayuba Raji. SaharaReporters gathered that the incident happened at Challenge junction, along a road under construction in the town. A resident of the town, Kazeem Adeniyi, told reporters in Ibadan on Tuesday that the ongoing road construction was responsible for the accident. According to him, motorists are fond of wrong-way driving on the road, accounting for crashes in recent times. He also blamed the problem on speeding and reckless driving by truck drivers. Another resident of the town and advocate of Saki Town Development, Mr Adekunle Lawal, popularly known as Saki First, condemned the contractors handling the Saki dual carriageway. He blamed the handling of...
Woman Accuses Her Husband Of Sexually Molesting Their 9-Month-Old Son
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Woman Accuses Her Husband Of Sexually Molesting Their 9-Month-Old Son

A woman took to Facebook to accuse her husband-of-1-year of sexually molesting their son who is 9 months and 2 weeks old. Onyinye Onome, in a series of Facebook posts and live videos, alleged that her life is in danger for exposing her husband, named Chukwutem Victor Inalu, as he allegedly has the backing of powerful men. She claims she didn't date her husband for long before marrying him. They had their traditional marriage in Dec 2019 and she soon welcomed a son who is now 9 months and two weeks old. She claimed she started suspecting her husband was into men and told his family but they didn't do anything about it. However, she said in a lengthy Facebook live video that an answer she got from one of his family members made her suspicious that they were aware. She clai...
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Police Lied About Rescue Claims, We Paid N2m Ransom ― Kidnapped Couple

A couple, Mr and Mrs Gbenga Ibikunle who were abducted along Uso – Owo highway in Ondo state have narrated how their abductors collected N2m cash along the highway before releasing them. Recall that the couple who travelled to the wife’s home town in Ebonyi state with their three children were heading back to the state when they were kidnapped. While the couple were marched into the thick forest by the gunmen, their three children and the Lexus Jeep were abandoned on the highway. They were released after spending three days in the kidnapper’s den. Police PRO Tee Leo lkoro had claimed that two suspects were arrested after combing the forest by joint security operatives after the abductors demanded N2m ransom. But while narrating their ordeal to newsmen in Akure, the husband,...
Our Kidnappers Spoke Fulfulde, Collected N4.5m Ransom – Kaduna PFN Chairman, Emmanuel Bako
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Our Kidnappers Spoke Fulfulde, Collected N4.5m Ransom – Kaduna PFN Chairman, Emmanuel Bako

On Christmas Day, Nigerians received the disturbing news of the abduction of the Chairman, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria in Kaduna State, Apostle Emmanuel Bako, and his wife, Cinty. They were released after 48 hours but not without paying N4.5m ransom, contrary to the claim by the police that the couple was rescued. In this interview with GODWIN ISENYO, the cleric talks about the experience On December 25, 2020, Nigerians received the sad news that you and your wife were kidnapped by some gunmen. How did it happen? I was in the house on the fateful day; I didn’t know these kidnappers were already operating on the road. They had a clash with the police but I didn’t know. I was coming out to re-park my car. So, it was later on they told me they thought that I knew about eithe...
Soldiers & Bus Drivers Clash In Kwara Over N100, Five Feared Killed
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Soldiers & Bus Drivers Clash In Kwara Over N100, Five Feared Killed

About five persons have been reported killed when the Nigerian Army personnel clashed with bus drivers in Ilesha-Baruba motor park in the Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara State. The cause of the misunderstanding was said to be over an alleged N100 bribe which the soldiers, which mounted a roadblock in the area, demanded from the bus drivers. It was learnt that the crisis started on Friday after a bus driver on Ilesha-Sinawu Road refused to part with N100 for the soldiers, and an argument ensued. SaharaReporters learnt that in the course of the argument, the soldiers slapped him and he angrily left, came back and mobilised his other colleagues from the motor park. After that, the soldiers opened fire on the drivers and five persons were feared dead, while several other...
Nigerian Arrested In Delhi Over $217K Scam
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Nigerian Arrested In Delhi Over $217K Scam

A 48-year-old Nigerian identified as Joseph Olajide Akeredolu has been arrested in India for duping a diamond broker from south Mumbai of Rs 1.16 crore or $217,000. The police said Akeredolu is part of a gang that creates fake accounts on social media, approaches people through these accounts and then dupes them under the pretext of sending gifts. According to the Indian Express, the gang approached the diamond broker, a resident of Girgaon who has an office at Bharat Diamond Bourse in BKC, on Instagram on October 10, last year. The profile was created under the name of a woman, Alex Zendra, said police, adding that the accused claimed to be a captain at a ship in the United Kingdom. “We started chatting on WhatsApp and after a few days, Zendra told me that she loves me and...
FBI releases photo, offers $50k reward for suspect who placed pipe bombs in DC
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FBI releases photo, offers $50k reward for suspect who placed pipe bombs in DC

The FBI released a photo on Thursday night of a possible suspect related to placing pipe bombs at the Republican National Committee and Democratic National Committee headquarters on Wednesday. The bureau is also offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the location, arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible. If you have any information concerning these incidents, the FBI says to contact a tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324), or submit tips online at fbi.gov/USCapitol. The pipe bombs were placed amid the backdrop of riots at the U.S. Capitol.
“I Killed My Girlfriend Used The Proceed To Buy Beer”- Osun Ritual Killer
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“I Killed My Girlfriend Used The Proceed To Buy Beer”- Osun Ritual Killer

A 30-year-old ritual killer suspect, Tajudeen Monsuru, has said he used proceeds from human parts to drink beer and hang out with friends. Monsuru and three other suspects, Garuba Lukman (31years), Hamsat Akeem (25years) and Yusuf Awayewasere (37yearrs) were on Tuesday paraded in connection with murder and conspiracy at the Osun State Police Command, Osogbo. The Nation reports that Monsuru was arrested for the alleged killing of his girlfriend for ritual in Iwo on December 8 last year. While being paraded, Monsuru said: “I killed people and sold their parts to those that needed them. I killed my girlfriend, Mutiat Alani and other people. I strangled people and dismembered their bodies for those who needed them. I used the proceeds to buy beer and hang out with friends.” Polic...
Customs Seizes 5,200 Cartridges Of Live Ammunitions, Other Contraband
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Customs Seizes 5,200 Cartridges Of Live Ammunitions, Other Contraband

Federal Operations unit Zone C of the Nigerian Customs has seized 5,200 cartridges of live ammunitions and other contraband goods as part of efforts to check illegal smuggling in the country’s borders. Briefing Journalists on the Successes made by the Zonal Operations, the Comptroller, Federal Operations unit Zone C, Owerri, Yusuf Lawal advised all economic saboteurs to refrain from their unpatriotic acts before the strong arm of the law will catch up with them.