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Five Arrested for Issuing Fake COVID-19 Certificate
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Five Arrested for Issuing Fake COVID-19 Certificate

Five persons have been paraded by the Nigeria Police Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos Command, for issuing fake COVID-19 certificate. The arrested suspects have been identified as Achibong Idonrenyin, Moses Samuel, Popoola Adewala, Wale Aderele and Abdulmalik Ibrahim, and it was also learnt that two others identified as Shehu Imam and Adeola Dalington who work with Sky Blue Services limited, a cleaning service at the airport are at large. Mr. Bature Umar, the Commissioner, Airport Command told newsmen that the incident occurred on February 19, 2021 at the airport where a British Airways passenger, Michael Osagbogun was defrauded N50,000 for fake COVID-19 test. The suspects had approached Osagbogun promising to produce a Covid-19 test positive certificate for...
Lagos police arrests man for unleashing his dogs on a female police officer
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Lagos police arrests man for unleashing his dogs on a female police officer

The Lagos state police command has arrested Adeyemi Abayomi, pictured left, a resident of No 115, Itire Road, Surulere, for allegedly unleashing his dogs to attack police operatives who came there to invite him after him to their station on Tuesday, March 2. The dogs bit a woman inspector, Atim Umoh. A statement released by Ademuyiwa Adejobi, said the incident occurred on Tuesday, 2nd March,  2021 at about 1130am when one madam Nneka Regina, of No 103, Lagos Street, Ebutte Meta, went to Surulere Division to complain against the criminal attitude of the suspect for illegally occupying her property at No 115 Itire Road, Surulere and threat to life. Adejobi said the police operatives attached to Surulere Division were sent to invite the suspect before he ordered his dogs to attack t...
Notorious Car Snatcher Nabbed in Nasarawa
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Notorious Car Snatcher Nabbed in Nasarawa

The Nasarawa State Police Command has arrested a notorious car snatcher, Faisal Salihu, at New Nyanya, Karu Local Government Area of the state. Spokesperson of the command, ASP Rahman Nansel, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, March 4, said the suspect snatched a Toyota Highlander from the owner at gunpoint. "On 03/03/2021 at about 2300hrs, information was received that one Toyota Highlander, Sky blue in colour with registration number: LSD 225 FD was snatched at gunpoint at Zuba in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja," the statement says. Upon receipt of the information, the Commissioner of Police, CP Bola Longe directed Police operatives of the Command to be on the lookout for the stolen vehicle and arrest the perpetrator of the act. "In compliance with t...
Nigerian Arrested In South Africa For Holding Girlfriend Hostage
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Nigerian Arrested In South Africa For Holding Girlfriend Hostage

According to Captain Christopher Singo of the Hawks in Free State, the 23-year-old woman told them that she met the man when he professed his love for her, asking her to be his girlfriend Free State police have arrested a Nigerian man for allegedly holding a woman hostage and coercing her into sex work. The woman only managed to escape after telling one of her clients the story of how she ended up doing sex work. The man then gave her money and helped her escape. The suspect, Justice Lyke Ikachuku, 37, was then arrested and charged with human trafficking. According to Captain Christopher Singo of the Hawks in Free State, the 23-year-old woman told them that she met the man when he professed his love for her, asking her to be his girlfriend, IOL reports. "Ikachuku promise...
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.
NDLEA Recovers 27 Rifles from two Criminals in Niger State
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NDLEA Recovers 27 Rifles from two Criminals in Niger State

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Niger State Command have recovered 27 new rifles from two suspects during a routine stop and search operation in Kontagora area of the state. The suspects identified as Danjuma Auta, 35, and Daniel Danrangi, 25, both male and from Dirin Daji, Sakaba Local Government Area of Kebbi State, were arrested along Kontagora – Zuru road, Niger state on Monday night, March 1. According to the Niger state Commander of the Agency, Mr. Aloye Isaac Oludare, the duo were arrested with 12 locally fabricated AK 47 rifles and 15 locally fabricated pistols. The rifles were concealed in a white sack while on a motorcycle to an unknown place when they were arrested. “Kontagora where the weapons were seized is about 107 kilometers fr...
Two Suspects Arrested For Raping Mentally-challenged 16-year-old Girl In Bauchi
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Two Suspects Arrested For Raping Mentally-challenged 16-year-old Girl In Bauchi

Men of the Bauchi State Police Command have arrested two suspects for allegedly raping their neighbour's mentally-challenged 16-year-old daughter in Azare town. Spokesperson of the command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday March 1, said the suspects, Kabiru Nuhu, 20, and Ado Auwal, 19, conspired and raped the victim in an uncompleted building. "On 11/2021 at about 1600hr one Muhammad Abubakar aged 50yrs of Tatari Ali quarters Azare reported that on the same date at about 1500hrs, one Kabiru Nuhu aged 20yrs and Ado Auwal aged 19yrs of same address criminally conspired and had unlawful carnal knowledge of his mentally challenged daughter, one Hasiya (not real name) aged 16yrs in an uncompleted building," the statement says. On receipt of the r...
Man Arrested with Two Human Heads in Ondo
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Man Arrested with Two Human Heads in Ondo

A middle-aged man, Hassan Saka, was arrested in Ondo state for being in possession of two human heads on Monday, March 1. The arrest was effected by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in the state. The exhibits were discovered in a vehicle along Owo/Akure road, concealed in a brown carton. Confirming the arrest, the spokesperson of the Ondo State Police Command, DSP Tee-Leo Ikoro, said Saka has been handed over to the police by NSCDC officials. He added that further investigation is currently ongoing.
Police Raids Barcelona, Arrests CEO Oscar Grau, Bartomeu, others
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Police Raids Barcelona, Arrests CEO Oscar Grau, Bartomeu, others

The Spanish police on Monday raided Barcelona football club and arrested the club’s CEO, Oscar Grau and Roman Gómez Ponti, the Barca’s head of legal, according to Cadena SER radio. Barcelona’s former president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, and his right-hand man, Jaume Masferrer, were also arrested. They were arrested on suspicion of “unfair administration, corruption between individuals and money laundering” after paying money in instalments to avoid internal financial controls. This is coming amid the continued investigation into ‘BarcaGate’, in which Barcelona’s officials were accused of launching a smear campaign against the current (Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique) and former players (Pep Guardiola and others) who were critical of the Catalan club and Bartomeu. Recall that Bartomeu ...
Kidnappers Who Pose As Women Online To Rob, Kill Victims Arrested In Rivers
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Kidnappers Who Pose As Women Online To Rob, Kill Victims Arrested In Rivers

A suspected five-man gang of kidnappers, including a lady, has been smashed by operatives of the Force Intelligence Bureau Response Team (FIBRT) led by a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Abba Kyari. The suspects have also given details of how they lured men through a popular online dating website known as Tinder to lonely spots where they attack and rob them of their valuables. The less fortunate among their victims, they said, were killed by being strangled or shot. Three of the suspects arrested by FIBRT include Micheal Eneji (30), Nwachukwu Emeka (22) and Success Okeke (27). Their arrest came on the heel of a petition filed to Kyari by the family of one of the victims, Michaels Victor. According to a police source, on 12th January, 2021, the family of the now decease...
Police Arrest Over 200 at Cubana Night Club for Violation of COVID-19 Protocols
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Police Arrest Over 200 at Cubana Night Club for Violation of COVID-19 Protocols

No fewer than 200 clubgoers and workers were arrested at popular Cubana Night Club in Lagos for an alleged breach of COVID19 protocols on Saturday, February 27. Detectives attached to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Monitoring Team stormed the club in the early hours of Saturday to make the arrest after receiving a tipoff that a large crowd gathered at the club house. Confirming the arrests, the spokesman of the Lagos state police command, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the IGP Monitoring unit will soon hand the arrested persons to the command where they will be paraded by the state Commissioner of police, Hakeem Odumosu.
Final Year Kebbi Varsity Student allegedly Beaten to Death by Mob Over N3500 a Week to Graduation
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Final Year Kebbi Varsity Student allegedly Beaten to Death by Mob Over N3500 a Week to Graduation

Sharifdeen Sale Kanya, a 400 level student of Biochemistry student of the Kebbi State University of Science and Technology Aliero, was allegedly beaten to death by a mob over N3500. The incident happened outside the campus in Aliero community on Saturday night, February 27. The deceased student was reportedly set to graduate in a week's time. Details of the incident are still sketchy, however, according to information gathered from Facebook, Sharif reportedly bought a phone and transferred the said sum to the owner. The deceased student received a debit alert but when he arrived the campus he realised that the mobile transaction failed or bounced back so he decided to go back and resend the money to the owner. However, immediately the phone seller saw the student, he raised...
Two Armed Robbery Suspects Arrested in Ogun
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Two Armed Robbery Suspects Arrested in Ogun

Men of Ogun state police command in the early hours of Saturday, February 27, arrested two armed robbery suspects while operating at Shagamu interchange area of Lagos/Ibadan expressway. The two suspects, Solomon Aghofure a 30 years old indigene of Delta state, and Emmanuel Mathew a 37 years old indigene of Abia State were arrested when the police patrol team of Shagamu division were on routine patrol of the expressway at about 1:30 am. The suspects and their gang who have already positioned themselves at the interchange in readiness for attack on the commuter plying the road opened fire on the passing patrol team led by the DPO, CSP Okiki Agunbiade. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, reads in part   ''The team engaged ...
Four Prisoners Were allegedly Swapped to Secure the Release of Kagara Students
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Four Prisoners Were allegedly Swapped to Secure the Release of Kagara Students

Sources familiar with the negotiations that helped to secure the release of staff and students of Government Science College Kagara in Niger State, have told Daily Trust that four members of the bandits’ gang were allegedly freed to secure their release. Recall that 27 students, 3 teachers, two non-teaching staff and 9 family members of the staff were kidnapped by the bandits who launched an attack on February 17. They were however released in the early hours of Saturday February 27. The publication reported that reliable sources said the kidnappers who operate between Birnin Gwari in Kaduna State and Rafi Local Government in Niger State, had allegedly demanded the release of six members of their group arrested at different times by security agents. Four of the six named persons,...
Two Suspected Drug Peddlers Arrested in Cross River State
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Two Suspected Drug Peddlers Arrested in Cross River State

Two suspected drug peddlers, Effangha Effangha, 37, and Eno-Obong Udome, 34, were arrested by Army personnel attached to the Cross River Government security outfit "Operation Akpakwu" The suspects were arrested on Thursday and Friday, February 25, 26, at Nelson Mandela street in Calabar and Ekpenyong Ekpo in Akpabuyo local government area of the state. The 13 Brigade Nigerian Army Calabar has handed over two suspected drug dealers to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for further investigation and prosecution. The Officer Commanding 13 Brigade Provost Company, Maj. Stanley Ikpeme, handed over of the suspects to officials of NDLEA on behalf of the the 13 Brigade Commander, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Abdullahi in Calabar on Saturday. "These suspects were arrested by ow...
South African Woman Arrested for Allegedly Plotting to Murder her Ex-husband over Child Maintenance
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South African Woman Arrested for Allegedly Plotting to Murder her Ex-husband over Child Maintenance

A 35-year-old woman has been arrested in South Africa for allegedly plotting to kill her ex-husband over child maintenance, police said on Thursday, February 25. The suspect, Elelwani Jane Nedzamba was arrested by the Hawks' Serious Organised Crime Investigation members in Thohoyandou, Limpopo. The Hawks received a tip-off about the plot and kept an observation which led to the apprehension of the suspect after she withdrew R10 000 meant as deposit to pay the hitman. The suspect appeared in the Thohoyandou Magistrate's Court on Friday, 26 February for conspiracy to commit murder. Her case was remanded to the 14th of April 2021 in the same Court as she remains in custody.
Twitter User Claims Women Arrested In Oyigbo By The Army Were Raped, Tortured
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Twitter User Claims Women Arrested In Oyigbo By The Army Were Raped, Tortured

This morning the @PoliceNG brought 22 Biafrans to court in Abuja, They were among over 394 lifted from Obigbo to Abuja. They were illegally detained, tortured and abused for more than 3 months. 3 died in Niger State and two girls raped to death in military detention in Abuja. These Innocent women were abducted by the Military during the #ObigboMassacre and kept illegally for months. Some were returning from work, some were going about their daily business and they Were Abducted By The @HQNigerianArmy and taken to Abuja. They Were Raped and tortured!  
Ogun Deputy Speaker Arrested for Breach of Public Peace
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Ogun Deputy Speaker Arrested for Breach of Public Peace

Deputy Speaker for the Ogun State House of Assembly, Oludare Kadiri has been arrested by the police for ''breach of public peace. '' Ogun police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi said Kadiri was arrested on charges of alleged assault during the revalidation exercise of the All Progressives Congress in the state. He was accused of leading hoodlums to the residence of the Secretary to the State Government, Tokunbo Talabi, in Oru-Ijebu, Ijebu North Local Government Area of the state where they attacked him and vandalised his House. They also vandalise the residence of a former State Legislator, Adebiyi Odugbesan. Kadiri who has allegedly accused the SSG and Adegbesan of hoarding the registration materials for the ongoing APC registration and revalidation exercise in the state, is be...
DSS Reportedly Arrests Governor Ganduje’s Media Aide, Salihu Tanko-Yakassai, After he Criticised President Buhari and APC
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DSS Reportedly Arrests Governor Ganduje’s Media Aide, Salihu Tanko-Yakassai, After he Criticised President Buhari and APC

Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, the Special Adviser on Media to Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has been reportedly arrested by the Department of State Services' operatives. This comes hours after he called on the President Buhari-led government to either deal with bandits in the country or resign. While reacting to the abduction of 317 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State on Friday, February 28, Salihu had tweeted; "Clearly, we as APC government, at all levels, have failed Nigerians in the number 1 duty we were elected to do which is to secure lives & properties. Not a single day goes by without some insecurity in this land. This is a shame! Deal with terrorists decisively or resign.'' Hours af...
Top Buhari Critic, Somto Onuchukwu ‘Chosen Somto’ Arrested by the Police
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Top Buhari Critic, Somto Onuchukwu ‘Chosen Somto’ Arrested by the Police

A top critic of President Muhammadu Buhari, Somto Onuchukwu a.k.a Chosen Somto was arrested by the police on Friday February 26. He was then taken away by the officers at about 11:30 a.m. following an initial standoff of about 25 minutes. Somto was taken to Phase 4 police station in Kubwa area of Abuja where he was reportedly charged with cybercrime and arms racketeering but has since been released. See Tweets confirming his arrest and release below...
Couple Arrested In Enugu For Stealing & Swapping Beverages With Adulterated Ones
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Couple Arrested In Enugu For Stealing & Swapping Beverages With Adulterated Ones

The Enugu State Police Command has arrested a couple, Chinedu Ibekwe and Blessing Ibekwe along with an accomplice for alleged theft and adulteration of beverages. Spokesperson of the command, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, who confirmed the arrest in a statement on Thursday February 25, said the couple allegedly steals bottles of different wines from various supermarkets by swapping them with fake and adulterated ones. "On 11/2/2021 at about 1500hrs, Operatives attached to Abakpa Police Division arrested one Chinedu Ibekwe (m) aged 36 and his wife Blessing Ibekwe aged 26, both of Ndiagu-Amaechi, Awkunanaw, Enugu," the statement reads. "Their arrest was due to a report received that the duo stole bottles of different brands of wine valued at One Hundred and Seventy Thousand Naira (N170,000...
Six Fake Soldiers Arrested in Delta
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Six Fake Soldiers Arrested in Delta

Six persons suspected to be fake army officers have been arrested in Asaba, the Delta State capital. The suspects were arrested along Midwifery School Road, off Okpanam Road in Asaba, by officers of Operation Delta Hawk, a joint security outfit of the Delta State Government. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen Mohammed Yerima, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday February 25, said the suspects were arrested following intelligence report. The statement gave the names of the suspects as Nwokoye Chidera Emmanuel (20), Nwokoye Francis (24), Chigozie Arinze (23), Kingsley Ndukuba (32), Chidera Anichukwu (21) and Chinedu Akwali (29). One of the suspects, Chidera claimed to be a Cadet from Southern Maritime Academy at Ugheli, Delta State, and ‘confessed to h...
14-year-old girl Nearly Rips of Grandfather’s Manhood after he Tried Raping her
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14-year-old girl Nearly Rips of Grandfather’s Manhood after he Tried Raping her

A 49-year-old grandfather has been arrested after being warded off by his 14-year-old granddaughter who he reportedly tried to rape. B-Metro reported that the incident occurred at Bhekani Line in Ntabazinduna, Matabeleland North Province of Zimbabwe on February 8 around 3 PM. It was learnt that after the randy grandfather barged into the girl's room he grabbed her, started fondling her breast and stripped her naked. The girl however fought back by grabbing his testicles, got a firm grip on it and squeezed it so hard that the man became powerless and ended up screaming for help and begging for mercy. After warding off her grandfather’s attempt to rape her, the girl left him on the floor and went out to seek for help. She reportedly went to her grandmother’s sleeping quarters...
Five People Arrested Over The Death Of Four Officers In Calabar
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Five People Arrested Over The Death Of Four Officers In Calabar

The Cross River State Commissioner of police, Sikiru Akande has revealed that 5 persons were now in their custody following the killing of four police officers in the early hours of Thursday along with MCC -Idungdung road, Etab Ayip axis, Calabar Municipality Local Government Area. Akande who also confirmed the incident in his office to Journalists said that the four policemen on mufti were killed and that five persons have been arrested already in connection with the tragic killing. He said:” Their target is to dampen our spirit. But we are resolute and we are going to strike back at them. It is often said, he who laughs last laughs best; Let Cross River People wait for that last laugh. It will make us happier.” “We have arrested five persons who are connected with the develo...
He Asked For it – Woman Says after Being Caught Sleeping With a 13-year-old Boy
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He Asked For it – Woman Says after Being Caught Sleeping With a 13-year-old Boy

  A  yet-to-be-identified Greendale woman has been arrested after she was caught red-handed having sex with a 13-year-old boy at the teenager’s parents’ home in Houghton Park, Zimbabwe. The minor’s mother got the shock of her life when she returned home on Tuesday February 23, and caught her son being sexually abused by the woman. ­She immediately called the police, leading to the arrest of the accused. Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the arrest and also disclosed that investigations into the case were already underway and details will be released in due course. Nyathi said; “­The Zimbabwe Republic Police would like to confirm the arrest of a woman alleged to have been caught having sex with a minor in Houghton Park." Upon being intervi...
Missing Girl, 13, Found in Hotel Room With 22-year-old Man She Met on Snapchat
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Missing Girl, 13, Found in Hotel Room With 22-year-old Man She Met on Snapchat

A missing girl has been found in a hotel room with a 22-year-old man who lured her after meeting her on Snapchat. Tyler Thompson, 22, was arrested by police in Volusia County, Florida, on February 18 after being caught on camera in a dark room, shirtless, with an underage girl. The girl was reported missing by her grandmother at around 6.15pm on Thursday, Feb 18, after she failed to come home after school. Initial investigations determined that a friend of the missing girl said the victim was planning on going to a motel with someone she met online. The friend told police she thought the man’s name started with a T, possibly Tyler, and that he was from Orlando. She said he may have picked up the victim at the Dollar General store in Oak Hill, near Edgewater. Deputy R...
Man Arrested in Imo for Killing Another Man Who Accused him of Sleeping with a Married Woman
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Man Arrested in Imo for Killing Another Man Who Accused him of Sleeping with a Married Woman

Men of the Imo state police command have arrested a man identified as Emeka Ezuruike, a native of Ubommiri in Rivers State, for allegedly killing a 25-year-old man Victor Ikegwuonu who accused him of sleeping with a married woman. According to a statement released by Orlando Ikeokwu, the spokesperson of the command, preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased, Victor Ikegwuonwu, was said to have informed a 52-year-old man, Pa Chijioke Anyiam, that his wife Patience Anyiam, 30 yrs old, was involved in a hot romance with the suspect. ''Sequel to that, Emeka went to see Victor to ask him about the allegation. During the enquiry, both of them got into a serious fight and in the process Emeka Ezuruike stabbed Victor Ikegwuonu with pieces of broken bottles which led to the deat...
Driver Arrested While allegedly Fleeing With his Boss’s Car in Ogun
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Driver Arrested While allegedly Fleeing With his Boss’s Car in Ogun

Men of Ogun State police command have arrested Eyo Eta, pictured above, for allegedly running away with the car of his boss, a Toyota highlander with registration number APP 467 GS. Abimbola Oyeyemi, the spokesperson of the state police command, says the suspect was accosted by men of Federal highway patrol at about 9:30pm at Imeri juncture Ijebu Mushin heading to Benin. ''When he was stopped by the policemen, he was unable to give satisfactory answers to all the questions posed to him and he was subsequently taken to the station for more questioning. It was at the station that he confessed to taking the car away to Benin City unknown to the owner of the car. The DPO Ijebu Mushin, CSP Hillary Simire there and then placed a call to the owner of the car who identified himself simp...
Kidnappers Kill Kaduna Businessman after Collecting N5m Ransom
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Kidnappers Kill Kaduna Businessman after Collecting N5m Ransom

The Kaduna State Police Command has arrested five members of a kidnap syndicate, who allegedly killed their victim after collecting N5m ransom from his family. Spokesperson of the command, ASP Mohammed Jalige, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, February 24, said the kidnap syndicate had abducted one Alhaji Ahmadu, a Kaduna resident last December. The suspects were said to have contacted the victim's brother, who subsequently paid a total of N5 million to secure the release of Ahmadu. However, they went ahead and killed the victim after collecting ransom. "On 30th December, 2020 the Kaduna Police Command was in receipt of a complaint through DPO Panbeguwa from one Abdullahi Salihu 'M' a resident of Panbeguwa village alleging that on the 9th December, 2020 his elder...
61 Dogs Saved from Being Turned into Dog Meat
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61 Dogs Saved from Being Turned into Dog Meat

Sixty-one dogs have been saved from being turned into dog meat after they were found in six tiny metal cages on their way to a slaughterhouse in Cambodia. The dogs, packed on top of each other in crowded cages, were being taken to be slaughtered in Kampong Cham, southeastern Cambodia on Sunday, February, 21. According to international animal welfare charity Four Paws, the minivan transporting the dogs was intercepted leaving nearby Siem Reap by the Provincial Department of Agriculture in collaboration with local police. Officials said the dogs which include stolen pets, were quickly removed from the overcrowded cages and released into a small holding area where they were free to roam. The report also said the driver of the minivan has been arrested and that the ...
Indian, 89 Nigerians Arrested In Lagos Drug Raids
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Indian, 89 Nigerians Arrested In Lagos Drug Raids

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted a container load of Tramadol at the Apapa seaport in Lagos. NDLEA spokesman Femi Babafemi stated this in a release on Wednesday. According to the statement, the agency arrested 90 persons including an Indian during raids of some drug cartels in parts of Lagos where a total of 614.396 kilograms of various hard drugs were seized. Babafemi said that about two million capsules of Tramadol (precisely 1,994,400 capsules) tucked in 554 cartons were intercepted in a container at the Apapa seaport. He said the container was falsely declared to contain ceramic tiles. “One of the drug syndicates busted during the raids is coordinated by one Samuel Ebenezer in Lekki whose cartel imports special sophisticated drugs bake...
Police Arrest Suspected Armed Robber in Abuja, Recover Stolen Vehicle
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Police Arrest Suspected Armed Robber in Abuja, Recover Stolen Vehicle

The Nasarawa State Police Command has arrested a suspected armed robber, Muhammed Gidado in Abuja and recovered a stolen vehicle from him. The spokesperson of the command, ASP Ramhan Nansel, who disclosed this in a statemnet on Tuesday, February 23, said the suspect was arrested after the victim reported a robbery incident at the Keffi police division "On 20/02/2021 at about 0420hrs, a complaint was lodged at Keffi Divisional Police Headquarters by one Mohammed Mustapha that, on same date at about 0300hrs, armed men numbering about eight invaded his house located adjacent Princess Sarah Suites, Keffi and dispossessed him of a black Toyota Corolla car with registration number RSH 664 BF, Phones and Cash sum of seven thousand, eight hundred naira," the statement reads. Upon ...
Porn Star who Turned to Smuggling Cocaine, to be Deported after 4Years in Jail
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Porn Star who Turned to Smuggling Cocaine, to be Deported after 4Years in Jail

An ex-porn star, Isabelle Lagace, 28, from Canada is set to be deported to her home country, after spending four years in prison for agreeing to import almost 30 kilograms of pure cocaine with a street value of 21.5 million Australian dollars. She agreed to smuggle the cocaine in order to clear a $20,000 (£11,000) debt and was arrested in 2016 in Sydney, onboard the luxury MS Sea Princess cruise ship. Lagace and her friend shared photos of themselves on Instagram at exotic port stops before collecting 95kg of cocaine in Peru en route to Australia. On arrival in Australia at around 6am on August 28, 2016, Border Force officers found £12 million worth of drugs hidden in their suitcases. A man, Andre Tamine, 67, was also detained. They were all part of a seven-member dr...
20 IPOB Members Arrested In Orlu Over Attacks On Soldiers
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20 IPOB Members Arrested In Orlu Over Attacks On Soldiers

Nigerian security operatives in an operation involving the Army, Air force and the Police in Orlu community of Imo State have arrested 20 members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, according to PRNigeria. According to the website, the arrest of members of the secessionist group followed recent attacks on soldiers and civilians in Orlu town. IPOB members who were using Orlu as their base had reportedly ambushed and killed our soldiers who were on the escort of the Director Civil Affairs, Brigadier General HE Nzan and his team on inspection of the Civil-Military Project at a nearby Nkwerre community, PR Nigeria reported quoting an unnamed intelligence source. The IPOB militias also allegedly took away weapons and a vehicle belonging to the troops. “Since the...
I Never Arrested Anybody As Governor, As Uzodinma Did To Me – Okorocha
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I Never Arrested Anybody As Governor, As Uzodinma Did To Me – Okorocha

The former governor of Imo state and Senator representing Imo West Senatorial district, Rochas Okorocha, on Monday, said that when he was governor of the state, that he never arrested anybody. Okorocha spoke to newsmen when his supporters visited him at his spibat mansion in Owerri, on his arrest for the alleged invasion into the government sealed Royal spring palm estate linked to his wife, Nkechi. Okorocha said, "Governor Hope Uzodinma Is Going A Very Wrong Direction That He Might Not End Up Well With". https://youtu.be/pAKlpdwzo1Q
9 Men Arrested for Fraud in Minna
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9 Men Arrested for Fraud in Minna

Nine suspected internet fraudsters have been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The suspects were apprehended today, February 22, in an early morning operation in Minna. Niger State The agency said their arrest by operatives from the Advance Fee Fraud Section, EFCC headquarters, was followed after a credible intelligence on their alleged fraudulent activities. Laptops, phones, and cars were recovered from the suspects during their arrest. According to EFCC, the suspects will all be charged to court as soon as investigation is completed.
11 Suspected Internet Fraudsters Arrested in Auchi
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11 Suspected Internet Fraudsters Arrested in Auchi

11 suspected internet fraudsters have been arrested by operatives of the Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The suspects identified as David Martins, Shegun Elijah, Abagolu Samson, Peter Emmanuel, Emmanuel Noble, Timothy Johnson, Omo-Ogbebor Uyioghosa, Ibrahim Mohammed, Mavis Bello, Emmanuel Chibozie, and Ayiboye Alade, were arrested today, Monday, February 22, in Auchi, Edo State. Items recovered from the suspects include laptop computers, mobile phones, and a Toyota Camry car. According to EFCC, the suspects have made useful statements and will be charged to court as soon as investigations are completed.
Fake Soldier Jailed for Assaulting Task Force Operatives after his Bike Was Seized
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Fake Soldier Jailed for Assaulting Task Force Operatives after his Bike Was Seized

A Lagos State Mobile Court in Oshodi sentenced a 25-year-old man to six weeks in a correctional centre with an option of a fine for impersonation and assault. Kabiru Mohammed was sentenced on Saturday, Feb 20. Mr Mohammed was arrested at the airport area of Lagos, riding a motorcycle painted with the colours of the Nigerian Army uniform and parading himself as a soldier. Taofeek Adebayo, the spokesperson of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce), said in a statement that the suspect was arrested along with his commercial motorcycle painted in camouflage after assaulting members of the enforcement team of the agency with other miscreants at Airport Bus-stop along Lagos-Abeokuta Express-way. The statement reads: "Operatives of the ag...
Three Shot on a Music Video Set for Rappers Roddy Ricch and 42 Dugg
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Three Shot on a Music Video Set for Rappers Roddy Ricch and 42 Dugg

Three people were reportedly shot in Atlanta during the filming of a music video for the rappers Roddy Ricch and 42 Dugg on Sunday, February 21st. Police responded to a shooting on Wells Street in southwest Atlanta at about 4 p.m. When they got there, they found a man, Peter Cook, 39, grazed by a round of gunfire and was treated at the scene by emergency paramedics. Two other people, Antoine Blake, 25, and Vernon Moulder, 29, were shot during the same incident and took themselves to Grady Memorial Hospital in order to treat gunshot wounds. Witnesses told WSB-TV there were a lot of gunshots shots that quickly scattered about 50 people on the set. “Everyone started running, trying to get out. Or take cover, lot of places to take cover in there,” Teresa Lakes said. ...
Three Fulani Herdsmen Arrested In Ogun With Bloodstained Cutlass
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Three Fulani Herdsmen Arrested In Ogun With Bloodstained Cutlass

Three herdsmen have been arrested by police operatives in the Ayetoro area of Ogun State, after burning several houses and injuring some residents. The police recovered a gun and “a bloodstained cutlass” from the herdsmen after they were arrested on Saturday. The herdsmen are identified as Musa Yusuf, Usman Mohammed, and Aliyu Abubakar. SaharaReporters learnt that they inflicted a deep matchet cut on a resident identified as Ismaila Alabi. The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the operatives combed the Igboaje bush where the herders were arrested. He said, “Three herdsmen were arrested by operatives of Ogun State command for the role they played in the attack on Bamajo village in the Ayetoro area of the state. In the early hours of the day...
Why We Arrested Senator Okorocha – Police
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Why We Arrested Senator Okorocha – Police

Former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, was arrested for breaking into the Royal Spring Palm Hotels and Apartments, the state police command has said. MCI had reported how the state government seized the estate allegedly belonging to Nkechi, wife of the former governor. Enyinnaya Onuegbu, the commissioner for lands, had on Friday led a team of government officials and police officers to seal the property situated along Akachi Road in Owerri, the state capital. In response, Okorocha on Sunday stormed the facility, demanding to be allowed in but the security personnel on the ground refused to open the gate. The lawmaker representing Imo West Senatorial District was said to have ordered his men to make way for him to enter the place and they forced the gates open. On...
Senator Okorocha Arrested For Unsealing Seized Hotel
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Senator Okorocha Arrested For Unsealing Seized Hotel

Immediate past Imo state Governor Senator Rochas Okorocha has been arrested after he dared Governor Hope Uzodimma to reopen the Royal Palm Estate sealed by the State Government. Accompanied by his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, the former Governor broke the keys to recover the estate belonging to his wife, Nkechi. Infuriated by the ex-Governor’s action, loyalists to the State Government confronted them in a clash that left one person injured. Imo Government on Friday had recovered the Royal Palm Estate along Akachi road. The seizure, according to the team led by Commissioner for Lands, Enyinnaya Onuegbu, was in compliance with directive of the Imo State gazette on the report of the Judicial Commission of Enquiry on recovery of Lands and other related matters. https:...
NDLEA Arrests Suspected illicit Drug Dealer with Tramadol and Diazepam Tablets Worth Over N50m in Adamawa
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NDLEA Arrests Suspected illicit Drug Dealer with Tramadol and Diazepam Tablets Worth Over N50m in Adamawa

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Adamawa State Command, has arrested a suspected illicit drug dealer, Rabiu Imam, with Tramadol and Diazepam tablets worth over N50m. The NDLEA spokesman, Jonah Achema, who disclosed this on Saturday, said the drug dealer, was arrested on Friday, February 19, with Tramadol tablet 225mg weighing 45.4kg. The Adamawa state Commander of the NDLEA, Idris Bello, while briefing the Chairman/Chief Executive of the agency, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa on Saturday, said other illicit drugs recovered from Imam include; Tramadol capsules 100mg weighing 550grms; Diazepam tablet 850gm. Bello said the drug trafficker was arrested in a house at Unguwan Madina, Mubi North Local Government Area of Adamawa State. He put the estimated street val...
NDLEA Nabs Suspected Drug Baron in Lagos after 10 Years on the Run
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NDLEA Nabs Suspected Drug Baron in Lagos after 10 Years on the Run

The Joint Task Force (JTF) Operation Unit of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has arrested a suspected drug baron, Chidi Olife, who has been on the run since 2010. The NDLEA spokesman, Jonah Achema, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday February 20, said the suspect had escaped arrest for unlawful importation of 5.250kg of heroin concealed in books from Karachi, Pakistan to Lagos, in June 2010. Achema said following intelligence on the drug source, flight details, date and place of arrival, weight and mode of concealment, name, phone number and address of the recipient of the consignment, a planned controlled delivery operation was coordinated and led by the Commander NDLEA’s Joint Task Force, DCN Adeniyi Olumuyiwa. "The careful execution of the operati...
Suspect Arrested in Connection With the Murder of a Young Woman in Enugu
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Suspect Arrested in Connection With the Murder of a Young Woman in Enugu

Security operatives have reportedly arrested a suspect in connection with the murder of a young woman in Uwelu-Ibeku, Opi Town, in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State. LIB reported that Egbe Ogocukwu Rita, was found dead on Saturday, December 19, 2020, with multiple stab wounds and some of her pubic hair removed. The deceased went missing Saturday, December 12, when she went for a condolence visit at a neighbouring village, Amukpa Ogbozala, Opi, where her body was found. According to Facebook user, Sen Chijinkem Ugwuanyi, who confirmed the latest development, the suspect was arrested by Opi town central security team at Enugu Ezike on Saturday, February 20. The suspect identified simply as Diof had gone to Enugu Ezike to get charms when he was nabbed. "De...
Bloodied Children Rescued From House Filled with Fetish Items
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Bloodied Children Rescued From House Filled with Fetish Items

3 children battered beyond recognition were rescued from a room filled with fetish items and the two women who held them hostage have been arrested in Anambra state. According to the Anambra state police, the women identified as Rejoice Raymond, 39, and Chidi Felicia Nwafor, 80, were arrested by police operatives attached to 3-3 Police Station Nkwelle. Following intelligence report, on Friday, Feb 19, police stormed their address at NO.13 Akunwanta Mbamalu Street, Federal Housing Estates 3-3 Nkwelle Ezunaka, Anambra state, where they found three children locked up in a room. The children - 2 boys and a girl - were badly bruised and were looking malnourished. They had broken bones and were left lying in their blood.     The entire room...
Government May Swap Abducted Kagara Schoolchildren For Arrested Bandits
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Government May Swap Abducted Kagara Schoolchildren For Arrested Bandits

There are indications that the government might consider releasing some arrested bandits as a part of the bargains to secure the release of 27 pupils and 15 workers of Government Science College, Kagara, in the Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, kidnapped on Thursday. It was learnt on Friday that the group of bandits responsible for the abduction wanted their gang members in custody of security agencies released as a swap deal to free the abductees. Bandits in military uniform had reportedly stormed the school around 2am on Wednesday, and seized their victims, killing a Senior Secondary School 3 pupil who raised the alarm in the process. They consequently led their victims – tied in pairs – to a nearby spot around Attahiru Secondary School where they had reportedly par...
FBI Links Hushpuppi to North Korean Bank Robbers and Money Launderers
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FBI Links Hushpuppi to North Korean Bank Robbers and Money Launderers

The Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI has linked Instagram celebrity, Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, a.k.a Hushpuppi, to North Korean hackers said to be the biggest bank robbers in the world. The Justice Department in a detailed statement released on Friday, February 19, alleged that Hushpuppi took part in a “North Korean-perpetrated cyber-enabled heist from a Maltese bank in February 2019.” According to the statement, his role was as a collaborator with a North Korean money launderer, Ghaleb Alaumary, 37, based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. “Alaumary agreed to plead guilty to the charge, which was filed in the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on Nov. 17, 2020. “Alaumary was a prolific money launderer for hackers engaged in ATM cash-out schemes, cyber-enabled bank heists, business...
Police arrest 15-year-old student in Niger state for writing fake threat letter of impending kidnapping to his school
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Police arrest 15-year-old student in Niger state for writing fake threat letter of impending kidnapping to his school

The Niger State Police Command has arrested a 15-year-old student, Samaki Azozo, over alleged breach of public peace. Spokesperson of the command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday February 19, said that Azozo allegedly wrote a threat letter to Government Science College, indicating that the school will be attacked by kidnappers. "On 18/02/2021 at about 1200hrs, acting on a tip off, Police Operatives attached to Gawu-Babangida Division arrested one Samaki Azozo aged 15yrs 'm' of Kuje, FCT Abuja, who is an SS2 student of Government Science College, Izom Gurara LGA," he stated. "The suspect was arrested in the school premises for writing a threat letter to the school authority on 16/02/2021 and pasted it on the school notice board. The letter indica...
9 Suspects Arrested as NDLEA Seizes 1,292 Kilograms of illicit drug in Ondo forest
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9 Suspects Arrested as NDLEA Seizes 1,292 Kilograms of illicit drug in Ondo forest

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Ondo State Command, have arrested nine dealers of illicit drugs and seized from them a total of 1, 292 kilograms of cannabis sativa and its seeds. In a statement released today February 19, the state Commander of the anti-drug agency, Haruna Gagara disclosed that out of the figure, 711.5kg of cannabis seeds were recovered from a forest in Ago Oyibo area of Ogbese, Akure North Local Government Area of the state. According to him, this seizure has thwarted the mass cultivation of an estimated 250 hectares of Cannabis Sativa farmland in Ondo state. Gagara said the humongous cultivation if allowed would produce an estimated 443,000Kgs of cannabis. He said his men stormed the forest on Thursday, February 18, 2021, foll...