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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...
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...
Lagos Judicial Panel Resumes Sitting Without Rinuola and Adegboruwa
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Lagos Judicial Panel Resumes Sitting Without Rinuola and Adegboruwa

The Lagos State Judicial Panel on Restitution for victims of SARS and other related matters resumed its sitting today without two of its members, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Ebunolu Adegboruwa and youth representative on the panel, Rinuola Oduala. Recall that while Adegboruwa said last weekend that he was considering his continued participation at the panel following the dehumanisation of the protesters by security operatives on Saturday February 13, Rinuola announced that she will be quitting the panel which gave a nod to the "reopening of Lekki toll gate when justice is yet to be served". With the absence of the two, seven other members of the panel sat to listen to 10 petitions listed for hearing today February 16.
Court remands Rivers varsity staff for alleged abduction and sexual abuse of 16-year-old girl
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Court remands Rivers varsity staff for alleged abduction and sexual abuse of 16-year-old girl

A Chief Magistrate sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Monday, remanded a security staff of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Mgbechi Wekwa, for an alleged unlawful and sexual abuse of a 16-year-old year old girl. Recall that the 45-year-old suspect was said to have organised some boys to abduct the victim at gunpoint from Aluu in Ikwerre local government area to Rumuakwunde in Emohua LGA, where he allegedly serially abused her. The matter was registered in suit number PMC/230c/2021 before Senior Magistrate C. Gomba Osaro. The one count reads: “That you Mgbechi Wekwa  on 13th day of January 2021 at Rumuakwunde in Emohua local Government Area, but triable in PortHarcourt magisterial district did unlawfully and sexually abuse one Victoria  Edwin  ‘f’  16 years old by...
Sunday Igboho is a victim of circumstance – Gov. Akeredolu
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Sunday Igboho is a victim of circumstance – Gov. Akeredolu

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has spoken about popular Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemi “Igboho” who triggered a controversy few weeks ago over the quit notice he issued to Fulani herdsmen in the South-West region of the country.   The Chairman of the South-West Governors’ Forum who got interviewed on Channels Television on Monday February 15, described Igboho as a child of circumstance and further added that the situations that led to his interventions in security issues should be examined.   Akeredolu also affirmed that he does not support illegality and people taking laws into their hands.   He said, “Sunday Igboho is a child of circumstance. We must look at the circumstance that led to each of these interventions. “I for one, I’ve alway...
Couple Bags 40 Years Jail Term for N53m Fraud
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Couple Bags 40 Years Jail Term for N53m Fraud

A couple has been sentenced to 40 years imprisonment each. Ebiesuwa Abayomi Fredrick and his wife, Tinuola Idayat Oyegunle were sentenced to 40 years imprisonment each by Justice Joyce Abdulmalik of the Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State today, February 15, 2021. They were found guilty on all four counts of conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence brought against them by the Ibadan Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The couple, in a classic advance fee fraud scheme, scammed one Dunni Olateru Olagbegi of the sum of N53, 713, 260.00 (Fifty-Three Million, Seven Hundred and Thirteen Thousand, Two Hundred and Sixty Naira) in cash and bank transfer. They claimed they were performing a spiritual cleansing in order to avoid calamitous...
Lagos Trader Bathes Apprentice In Acid, Victim Detained For Three Months
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Lagos Trader Bathes Apprentice In Acid, Victim Detained For Three Months

An apprentice, identified simply as Ifeanyi, is in pain after his boss, identified simply as Anaayo, allegedly bathed him in acid and detained him for over three months without treatment at their place of residence in the Lekki area of Lagos State. PUNCH Metro gathered that Anaayo, who owns Ayocity Surgicals, was taking stock of his goods at his shop in the Idumota area of the state sometime in November 2020 when he discovered that some items were missing. Angered by the discovery, Anaayo allegedly summoned his apprentices, including Ifeanyi, and demanded an explanation for the missing goods. It was learnt that when Ifeanyi and his co-apprentices, including the managers, could not give a satisfactory explanation for the missing goods, Anaayo was said to have told them that the...
UNIOSUN Teaching Hospital Denies Invasion by Hoodlums, Snatching of Corpses
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UNIOSUN Teaching Hospital Denies Invasion by Hoodlums, Snatching of Corpses

  The management of Osun State University, UNIOSUN teaching hospital has denied a report that hoodlums invaded the hospital last week to retrieve the corpse of a patient who died of COVID-19. The report said the family of a deceased COVID-19 patient invited hoodlums to carry their corpses from the hospital without obeying NCDC guidelines. There were reports on Tuesday that hoodlums attacked the hospital and allegedly unplugged the life-support machines of some patients in the Accident and Emergency Unit. A statement by the Public Relations Officer, Ayodele Adeyemo, on Sunday confirmed that two patients who were admitted to the Holding Bay died before the result of their COVID-19 test was released. The result which came after their death confirmed that the patients d...
Gunmen Kill Taraba Businessman
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Gunmen Kill Taraba Businessman

Unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have killed a businessman in Jalingo, Taraba state. The victim identified as Alhaji Abdulrazak Yola, was shot dead by the gunmen inside his house at midnight on Friday, February 12. It was gathered that the gunmen shot sporadically before gaining access into the house of the victim, located at Sabon gari in Jalingo metropolis. A neighbour of the deceased, who does not want his name mentioned, told Daily Trust that the gunmen shot him on the chest when they could not kidnap him. He said after killing the businessman the hoodlums escaped through river Lamurde into the forest.
Joblessness Made Us go into Kidnapping – Suspects
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Joblessness Made Us go into Kidnapping – Suspects

Two suspects identified as Sunday Chukwu and Chidokwe Efide, arrested by the police for allegedly kidnapping a businesswoman, Maris Ibe, in Delta State, have blamed joblessness for their acts. The suspects were rounded up after collecting N1m ransom to free the victim kidnapped on January 14, 2021, around Ibori Golf Club, Asaba, the state capital. The victim petitioned the Inspector-General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, after her release and operatives of the IG’s Intelligence Response Team were deployed in Delta State to hunt down the kidnapper The detectives reportedly recovered three locally-made guns, an axe, 10 unexpended cartridges and a sum of N320,000 from the Suspects. In his statement, 28-year-old Sunday Chukwuka, from Anambra State, said he used to be a farmer and s...
“Your ex-husband didn’t beat you, stop lying” – Sandra Iheuwa continues to drag Victoria Inyama
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“Your ex-husband didn’t beat you, stop lying” – Sandra Iheuwa continues to drag Victoria Inyama

Sandra Iheauwa has continued to call out former actress Victoria Inyama. The dragging started after Sandra Iheuwa, who shares a child with Ubi Franklin, condemned single mothers who want to slay but do not want to work. Victoria Inyama slammed her, telling her to stop speaking in that manner. She informed her that there are different types of single mothers; the ones whose husband died, the formerly married ones like herself who left due to domestic violence, and the ones who never married. Victoria told Sandra to focus on those single mothers like herself who never married when giving such advice, and not on those who are single mothers due to unforseen circumstances. Well Sandra hit back and is still on it. She has now told Victoria that she's lying about being a victi...
Man Arrested for Raping 90-year-old Woman in Yobe
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Man Arrested for Raping 90-year-old Woman in Yobe

The Yobe state police command has arrested one Mohammed Faruk for allegedly raping a nonagenarian  woman on Monday, February 8. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Dungus Abdulkarim, said the incident happened in Gadaka town where both suspect and victim reside. “On 8/2/2021 about 1400hrs police in Fika Divisional police Headquarters apprehended one Mohammed Faruk of Gadaka town, 35, who intruded into a 90-year-old woman’s room in same area of Gadaka, thereby molesting, assaulting and raping her. On preliminary investigation the culprit confessed to the commission of the said alleged rape. Medical examination confirmed penetration and identified drips of semen. The case is currently under investigation. In view of the recent rape cases report...
Woman, two others arrested for kidnapping in Delta
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Woman, two others arrested for kidnapping in Delta

Police have arrested a female cook and two men in connection with the kidnapping of one Emmanuel Piopio, at Agbarho in Ughelli North local government area of Delta State.   It was gathered that kidnappers ambushed the victim last Sunday along Ekwerhe road and whisked him away to an unknown destination in his Lexus ES350 saloon car with registration number KWL 663 BB.   It was said that the hoodlums later contacted one of his family members demanding ransom for his release.   A senior police officer at the Agbarho police station, who confirmed the arrest and subsequent rescue of the victim to Vanguard on Tuesday, February 9, gave the names of the two male suspects as; Ogaga Champion from Ododegho community and Evans Emogariemu from Oruorakpo community all in...
Woman, two Others Arrested for Kidnapping in Delta
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Woman, two Others Arrested for Kidnapping in Delta

Police have arrested a female cook and two men in connection with the kidnapping of one Emmanuel Piopio, at Agbarho in Ughelli North local government area of Delta State. It was gathered that kidnappers ambushed the victim last Sunday along Ekwerhe road and whisked him away to an unknown destination in his Lexus ES350 saloon car with registration number KWL 663 BB. It was said that the hoodlums later contacted one of his family members demanding ransom for his release. A senior police officer at the Agbarho police station, who confirmed the arrest and subsequent rescue of the victim to Vanguard on Tuesday, February 9, gave the names of the two male suspects as; Ogaga Champion from Ododegho community and Evans Emogariemu from Oruorakpo community all in Ughelli North local gover...
Police Confirm Arrest of 70-year-old HIV Positive Man Who Raped 5-year-old Girl in Benue
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Police Confirm Arrest of 70-year-old HIV Positive Man Who Raped 5-year-old Girl in Benue

  The Benue State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a 70-year-old man who serially raped a five-year-old girl in Gwer West Local Government Area of the state. Recall that the suspect now identified as Nicholas Akeh, had confessed to have repeatedly molested the child. Spokesperson of the command, DSP Catherine Anene, who confirmed the incident to Daily Trust, said the “suspect is in police custody and investigation is in progress" Akeh, is said to be a neighbour and close family relative of the victim’s parent and has been living with HIV positive for the past 20 years. Meanwhile, activist Ukan Kurugh in an update said that the mother of the victim wants the case closed so she doesn’t incur the wrath of relatives because the suspect is related to her husband wh...
Alleged victim of Nigerian pastor, Timothy Omotoso says she was kicked out of mission house after she refused to continue performing sexual acts on him
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Alleged victim of Nigerian pastor, Timothy Omotoso says she was kicked out of mission house after she refused to continue performing sexual acts on him

An alleged victim of Nigerian pastor, Timothy Omotoso has narrated how the she was kicked allegedly kicked out of his mission house because she refused to continue massaging his feet and private parts.   Omotoso, the senior pastor of the Jesus Dominion International Church‚ Durban, South Africa, was arrested on April 20, 2017 for rape and human trafficking.     The pastor and his co-accused, Lusanda Sulani and Zukiswa Sitho, face 63 main and 34 alternative charges facing multiple charges related to contravention of the Sexual Offences Act. His alleged victims included girls as young as 13.   The new witness, Hlubikazi Faleni, was called to testify in the Omotoso trial at the Port Elizabeth high court on Thursday, February 4.   Accordi...
Police arrest man accused of raping woman and plucking out her eyes in Ondo
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Police arrest man accused of raping woman and plucking out her eyes in Ondo

The police has arrested the naked man accused of raping and plucking out the eyes of a woman in Ondo State.   Footage shared online shows a mob beating the man while his victim lay weak on the floor in Oluwatuyi, Akure, Ondo state   It took the intervention of policemen to prevent the mob from killing the alleged rapist.   The Public Relations Officer of the Ondo State Police Command, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the incident on Wednesday, Feb 3.   He added that the alleged rapist and his victim have been admitted to the Police Hospital in Akure for treatment.
‘Lampard latest victim of Chelsea’s Russian roulette’ – Tuchel will ‘end in tears’ as well, says Sutton
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‘Lampard latest victim of Chelsea’s Russian roulette’ – Tuchel will ‘end in tears’ as well, says Sutton

The former striker is not surprised to see another change being made at Stamford Bridge, with the Blues becoming “the most ruthless of clubs” Frank Lampard has become the “latest victim of Chelsea’s Russian roulette” and Thomas Tuchel will likely go the same way as his reign ends “in tears”, says former Blues striker Chris Sutton. Another change in the dugout has been made at Stamford Bridge, with Roman Abramovich wielding the axe once more. Club legend Lampard has been sent packing after just 18 months at the helm, with the west London giants underlining their standing as “the most ruthless of ruthless clubs”.  
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Police constable, serving soldier arrested for armed robbery in Ondo

The Ondo State Police Command has arrested a newly recruited police constable, David Friday, and a serving soldier, Innocent Victor, for alleged involvement in armed robbery.   Briefing newsmen at the command headquarters on Thursday January 21, the State Police Commissioner, Bolaji Salami, said the police constable is attached to Olofin Police Station in Idanre local government area of the state while the soldier is serving with the 32 Artillery Brigade, Nigeria Army, Owena Cantonment, Akure.   The CP said the duo was arrested at Ojadale junction in Idanre where they attacked, robbed and disposed some people of their property and money.   The two suspects were reportedly armed with a jackknife and other dangerous weapons while some items were reportedly st...
Bandits allegedly kill 37 persons in Zamfara
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Bandits allegedly kill 37 persons in Zamfara

Armed bandits have reportedly killed 37 persons in a village in Zamfara state.   According to a tweet by Kano based lawyer, Bulma Bukarti, the BBC reported that the survivors of the attack said the bandits operated for 8 hours, slaughtering their victims.   His tweet reads ''BBC Hausa reports that on Monday bandits killed 37 people in a Zamfara village. Survivors said they operated from 5am-1pm slaughtering their victims. They then looted shops & torched the village. On Tuesday, they went back & looted four neighbouring villages and burnt them down.''
#ENDSARS: Police Corporal Hit Me With Car, Then Shot Me – Victim
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#ENDSARS: Police Corporal Hit Me With Car, Then Shot Me – Victim

Sulaimon Raheem, a victim of police brutality, has narrated a police corporal’s injustice to him, which he said cost him his ability to walk in the last five years. Mr Raheem, 33 years old at the time of the incident, told a Lagos judicial panel on Wednesday about the incident that happened to him on January 10, 2016, in his neighbourhood. “That very day, there was a football match going on in my area at Amoo Agege on 10th of January. It is still fresh in my memory “I went to watch the match. Immediately after the match finished, I called a bike man to take me home. On my way home, this particular man (was in a) Toyota Camry. He now hit me and the bike man, we tumbled. After we tumbled, I stood up and wanted to meet him, that – what happened? Why did you hit us? “Before I g...
Corps Member Arrested for Allegedly Hacking a Man to Death in Akwa Ibom after Hook up
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Corps Member Arrested for Allegedly Hacking a Man to Death in Akwa Ibom after Hook up

A corps member serving in Akwa Ibom has reportedly been arrested for allegedly hacking a young man to death with a machete. Facebook user, Godwin George, who narrated the said event on his page, said he saw a large crowd attacking a lady on Sunday morning, January 10, around 9.30am at Abak road while she was being stripped naked. According to Mr.George, he was told that the lady identified as Odume Princess Paschaline, was apprehended with bloodstains all over her while trying to jump out from a fence at the house where she had gone to hookup with the victim. Following an interrogation over the bloodstains, the University Of Nigeria Nsukka graduate was reportedly beaten to a pulp after they discovered the crime she allegedly committed before she was taken to the Police Hea...
Police hunt man who ‘bludgeoned his wife to death then Super-glued her skull back together to hide the injuries to make it look like an accident’
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Police hunt man who ‘bludgeoned his wife to death then Super-glued her skull back together to hide the injuries to make it look like an accident’

Authorities in Ecuador are hunting for a man who allegedly bludgeoned his wife to death before super-gluing her skull back together to hide the injuries and make it look like an accident. According to reports, Luis Hermida claimed his partner Lisbeth Baquerizo, 30, had fallen down the stairs and died after she was found on the floor of their home in the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador on 21 December. Lisbeth's father Mario Baquerizo was contacted by the father of the suspect who reportedly said: 'You have to come quickly. Lisbeth is dead.' Mario and his wife Kathy Munoz then rushed to their daughter's house only to discover that a funeral home had been contacted with a coffin already at the scene. Luis's family reportedly asked the heartbroken parents not to contact the police s...
Missing 12-year-old Girl Found Alive After 5 Days Inside A Soakaway
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Missing 12-year-old Girl Found Alive After 5 Days Inside A Soakaway

12-year-old Blessing Ineh, who reportedly went missing in Abraka, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta, has been found alive inside a soakaway. It was gathered the the young girl was last seen on New Year Day after she was sent on an errand by her parents. She was found inside a soakaway located behind her family house on Tuesday, January 5, after a child heard her whimpering and raised an alarm. According to reports by popular Warri online news portal, Warri Aproko, the young girl was abducted by three men, allegedly stabbed on the back and her throat slit before she was dumped in the soakaway. Her body was found covered in white chalk which seems to suggest that it was a case of attempted ritual murder by suspected internet fraudsters. The victim is currently re...
Police Insist On Investigating Abudu-Balogun Despite Victim Withdrawing Case
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Police Insist On Investigating Abudu-Balogun Despite Victim Withdrawing Case

Police in Ogun have said they would proceed with investigation into the sexual harassment allegations against the Commissioner for Environment Abiodun Abudu-Balogun. Ogun police spokesperson Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed that the Commissioner of Police Edward Ajogun had ordered that the case be transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department at the Police headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta, the state capital. Oyeyemi said despite that the victim’s family had officially withdrawn the case against the commissioner, the command would go ahead with the case. He said, “The father of the victim has no loco standing for him to tell the police that he’s no longer pressing charges against the Commissioner because he is not our complainant. “He is not the person that was directly i...
#EndSARS Protest: Killing Of My Husband By His Police Colleague Not A Mistake – Wife Of Victim
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#EndSARS Protest: Killing Of My Husband By His Police Colleague Not A Mistake – Wife Of Victim

Olamide Erinfolami is the wife of a 38-year-old policeman, the late Inspector Ayodeji Erinfolami, who was reportedly shot in the stomach by his colleague during the protest in the Surulere Local Government Area of Lagos on October 12, 2020. The 38-year-old unemployed graduate of Accounting tells ALEXANDER OKERE how the loss of her breadwinner has affected her family How did you get to know about your husband’s death? I was in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State; I don’t live with him. I live in Ado Ekiti and he was an inspector working at the Anti-Kidnapping Unit in Lagos. On that day (October 12), no one called me from his office but I got a call from Maiduguri, Borno State, that my husband was shot. I called his (my husband’s) number but there was no response. About two hours later, som...
Gunmen kidnap Edo councilor
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Gunmen kidnap Edo councilor

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted Israel Ejiro Inyanabor, a councillor representing Ewohimi Ward One in Esan South-East Local Government Area of Edo State.   The incident happened along Ewatto-Ubiaja-Okhuesan Road near Ena River in Esan South-East LGA of the state on Wednesday, December 2.   It was gathered that suspected bandits abducted a teacher, Mr Aluola and his wife from the same spot by suspected bandits on Monday and are asking for N15 million as ransom from the family before they would be released.   A resident of Ewohimi, Festus Ehigiator, who confirmed the latest kidnap, said the councillor was driving along Ewatto-Ubiaja-Okhuesan Road when the gunmen suddenly emerged from a nearby bush and opened fire.   He said the soun...
Man arrested for alleged kidnap and murder of teenager in Kano
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Man arrested for alleged kidnap and murder of teenager in Kano

A man identified as Anas Sa’idu has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping and murdering a 16-year-old boy identified as Tijjani Kabiru.   Kano police spokesperson, DSP Abdullahi Haruna said the incident occurred at Kwanar Gwarmai Village in the Bebeji Local Government Area of the state.   He said the command received a complaint about the kidnap from the victim’s father, Alhaji Kabiru on November 9, and it was learnt that the suspect demanded for a N1.3 million ransom and N20,000 recharge card from the victim’s parents.   Sa'idu was however arrested by men of Operation Puff Adder on Nov. 23 at Kwanar Gwarmai Village in Bebeji. Investigations revealed that he lived in same neighbourhood with the victim who he invited to a farmland and kidnapped.   ...
Two robbers to die by hanging in Ekiti state
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Two robbers to die by hanging in Ekiti state

Two men identified as Adekunle Osho, 31, and Chinedu Ugwu, 34, have been sentenced to death by hanging after being found guilty of armed robbery by an Ekiti State High Court.   The two robbers who were handed the sentence on Tuesday November 24, were reportedly involved in armed robbery and also linked to a stolen vehicle   They were convicted for robbing one Chief Ojo Gbenga of his Toyota Camry car and N150,000 cash on or about November 14, 2014 at Oke Ila, Tinuola area of Ado Ekiti. It was alleged that the men who blocked their victim with their own car while on his way home, shot him in the leg.   Passing the judgement, Justice Adekunle Adeleye said;   “The accused are guilty as charged and hereby sentenced to death by hanging."
How I Spent 22 Days In SARS Custody, Lost My Pregnancy – Nzube Obiechina
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How I Spent 22 Days In SARS Custody, Lost My Pregnancy – Nzube Obiechina

Nzube Obiechina, an alleged victim of police brutality in Lagos, has told the Lagos Judicial Panel how she was tortured by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and lost two months pregnancy in the process. “I was two months pregnant, they were beating me, I was urinating on my cloth, they said they will kill me. “They took me to the ‘shrine’, hang me there, beat me, slap me, they said they are going to force the baby out of me and I will die there,” she told the panel on Saturday. Mrs Obiechina said she was put in an open-cell where she was beaten by rain and scorched by sunshine for a week, with no food to eat or water to drink. The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS related abuses and other matters Saturday heard the chi...
Pastor resigns and faces $2m lawsuit after being accused of peeing on female flight passenger ‘thinking she was a toilet’
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Pastor resigns and faces $2m lawsuit after being accused of peeing on female flight passenger ‘thinking she was a toilet’

A North Carolina pastor accused of urinating on a female passenger during a flight has resigned from his post.   Daniel Chalmers, a pastor, was on board an Oct. 12 Detroit-bound flight from Las Vegas when he urinated on a 28-year-old passenger- a Detroit resident (pictured below)   The victim “woke up feeling something warm on her body and when she looked up to her right, she observed Mr. Chalmers standing next to her shaking his exposed penis,” read the police report. “(She) stated that she then noticed that Mr. Chalmers urinated on her and she started screaming   According to the report, the police then asked the suspect whose breath smelled of alcohol, what he did.     “I peed on her,” Chalmers allegedly said, according to the repo...
Agwu Abunike: “SARS Detained Me For 48 Days” – Victim Narrates Ordeal To Lagos Panel Of Inquiry
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Agwu Abunike: “SARS Detained Me For 48 Days” – Victim Narrates Ordeal To Lagos Panel Of Inquiry

OKOLI Agwu Abunike, a resident of Okokomaiko and father of five has narrated to the Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution for victims of SARS-related abuses in Lagos State that he was detained for 48 days by two officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State governor had on October 19 inaugurated an 8-man Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution to receive and investigate complaints of police brutality in Lagos. While having the first sitting on Tuesday, four cases of police brutality were mentioned before the panel led by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi but only that of Abunike was heard by the panel. Abunike in the first hearing with petition number LASG/JPI/01/2020 said Inspector Sunday and ASP Haruna allegedly arrested him, detain...
How IGP Team Killed My Son, Inserted Gun In My Private Part –Mother Of Police Brutality Victim.
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How IGP Team Killed My Son, Inserted Gun In My Private Part –Mother Of Police Brutality Victim.

A 47-year-old woman, Mrs. Victoria Agori, has narrated how the Inspector-General of Police Monitoring team shot her 21-year-old son, Daniel, in her presence before stripping her naked. Victoria, who was full of emotions while speaking with SaharaReporters on Monday in Abuja at the #ENDSARS protest, said she would not forget the tragic incident in a hurry. The incident happened on May 11, 2019 at 4, Nyege Close, Gbei Road in Nkpolu, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State. The victim was branded a kidnapper and armed robber by the police before being killed. She said the policemen stormed their house and arrested her two sons – Daniel and David and a family friend before snuffing life out of the first. According to her, the law enforcement agents first shot her Dav...
EndSARS: Rauf Olaniyan Joins Protest, Says He Was A Victim
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EndSARS: Rauf Olaniyan Joins Protest, Says He Was A Victim

The Oyo state Deputy Governor, Engr. Rauf Olaniyan has joined the #EndSARS protest stating that he was also a victim of police harassment twice. The deputy governor who made this disclosure at the state secretariat in Ibadan on Tuesday (today) was seen carrying placards amidst the protesters. Engr Olaniyan, who was accompanied by Oyo State House of Assembly Deputy speaker, Hon. Muhammed Fadeyi and his assembly members however, enjoined the protesters to conduct themselves in peaceful and organized manner adding that he is with them in solidarity. He said: ” I stand with the #EndSARS protesters because I’ve twice been a victim of police brutality. Now is the time for police reform. Now is the time to end police brutality. “You just needed to calm down, you voice has been hea...
Keyamo Speaks On Delta Shooting, Says Victim Alive, SARS Not Responsible
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Keyamo Speaks On Delta Shooting, Says Victim Alive, SARS Not Responsible

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Barr. Festus Keyamo, has said that operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) were not responsible for the shooting of a young man in Ughelli, Delta State. Keyamo made the revelation in a statement on Sunday, while adding his voice in condemning the recurring brutality and extra-judicial killing by SARS operatives against defenceless citizens. The minister said those responsible for Saturday's shooting are known as "Operation Delta Safe" and not SARS. This was as he also revealed that the victim was alive and currently receiving treatment at the hospital. Keyamo said he already spoke with the victim's brother, the Commissioner of Police in Delta and the Area Commander in Ughelli, where he said he was born, bred and rais...
Convicted rapist, Harvey Weinstein facing 6 new sexual assault charges in Los Angeles
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Convicted rapist, Harvey Weinstein facing 6 new sexual assault charges in Los Angeles

Convicted rapist, Harvey Weinstein has been hit with six new counts of forcible sexual assault, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced on Friday.   The disgraced film mogul, who is serving a 23-year prison sentence for rape, is accused of alleged LA attacks between 2004 and 2010.   The 68-year-old was charged with three additional forcible rape felonies and three forcible oral copulation charges stemming from alleged attacks between 2004 and 2010 in Beverly Hills. The new criminal complaint expands the LA case to a total of five victims, authorities said.   Weinstein is now facing a total of 11 counts of sexual assault in Los Angeles County involving five women.   If convicted as charged in Los Angeles, the once-powerful Holl...
South African soldier charged with attempted murder for ‘knowingly’ infecting girlfriend with HIV
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South African soldier charged with attempted murder for ‘knowingly’ infecting girlfriend with HIV

A Soldier in the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly infecting his partner with HIV intentionally.   The 44-year-old staff sergeant stationed at the SANDF’s Special Forces Unit based in Phalaborwa, Limpopo was arraigned in court on Friday September 4.   News24 reported that the soldier who cannot be named to protect the identity of the victim, underwent compulsory regular medical examinations as a SANDF operative and these include HIV tests.   In October 2007, he tested positive for HIV at the SANDF sickbay in Phalaborwa. Further tests confirmed his positive status. In 2016, the accused became romantically involved with a corporal in the SA Air Force. The accused had consensual and unprotected in...
59-year-old Pastor Arrested for Raping 10-year-old Girl in Ogun
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59-year-old Pastor Arrested for Raping 10-year-old Girl in Ogun

59-year-old Pastor Okedokun Abiodun of the Light Christian Church, Odeda in Odeda Local Government Area, Ogun state, has been arrested by men of the state police command for allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl (name withheld). In a statement released on Tuesday, July 14, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said Okedokun was arrested following a report by the father of the victim at Odeda Police station. ''The suspect saw his daughter playing with other children and he called her to go and bring his key for him in his room, while the innocent girl was going into the room, the pastor allegedly followed her behind, pushed her into the bed, covered her mouth with his hands and forcefully had carnal knowledge of he. Upon the report, the DPO Odeda div...
Actor  Bryshere Gray Arrested for Assaulting his Wife
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Actor Bryshere Gray Arrested for Assaulting his Wife

American actor, Bryshere Gray, who played Hakeem on the Fox drama Empire, has been arrested after his wife alleged that he assaulted and strangled her until she passed out. The incident began at about 10.15pm on Sunday night, July 12 when Goodyear Police responded to a 911 call alleging “an adult female victim had been assaulted at her Goodyear home by her husband, who she identified as Bryshere Gray, an actor on the TV series ‘Empire,’ " police said in a statement. Police said the woman had multiple visible injuries on her body and that she said Gray strangled her at one point, until she passed out. Her injuries were non-life-threatening but she was taken to the hospital where she was treated for her injuries and released, police said, adding that detectives and a Victim’s Ad...
Internet Fraudster Convicted for Defrauding an American of $2,500
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Internet Fraudster Convicted for Defrauding an American of $2,500

An internet fraudster, Timileyin Awojodu, has been convicted for defrauding an American citizen of $2,500 after posing with the name 'Troy Stone' and using nude pictures to lure his victim. On Monday July 13, a High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State, convicted Timileyin Awojodu, after listening to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) prosecutor, Abdurasheed Sulaeman, say Timileyin obtained the money from his American victim fraudulently. The prosecutor revealed Timileyin fraudulently worked with the con name 'Troy Stone' he used in defrauding his victim. The prosecutor while making his case tendered the money recovered from the convict, one iPhone 7, confessional statement made by Awojodu and nude pictures printed on his mail. Timileyin was found guilty by ...
Man Arrested for Using hot Knife to Inflict Injury on a 10 Year old Boy’s Buttocks
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Man Arrested for Using hot Knife to Inflict Injury on a 10 Year old Boy’s Buttocks

24-year-old Badmus Folarin, pictured above, has been arrested by men of the Ogun state police command for using a hot knife to burn the buttocks of a 10-year- old boy, Sunday David, for allegedly licking from a tin of tea at their home situated at Elegushi Street, Owode-Yewa, Yewa South Local Government Area of the state. In a statement released on Sunday, July 12, the spokesperson of the state Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the police at Egbado Division received a distress call from a neighbor of the suspect. “The suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the DPO Owode Egbado division, Olabisi Elebutte, from a concerned neighbour. He  reported through a telephone call that they could hear a sorrowful cry of a boy at No 12 Elegushi Street, Owode-Yewa, ...
38 Years Old Man Arrested for Sexual Assault and Attempting to Rape a 13 year Old Girl in Ogun
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38 Years Old Man Arrested for Sexual Assault and Attempting to Rape a 13 year Old Girl in Ogun

A 38-year-old man has been arrested by men of the Sango Ota police division for allegedly attempting to rape a 13-year-old girl, Timilehin, at Abe Igi Ewupe Ota in Ogun state on Tuesday, July 7. The mother of the victim, Ms. Caroline, who spoke with LIB, said she sent her daughter on an errand and the accused who is a married man, allegedly dragged her into his house and attempted to rape her. I sent my daughter somewhere around our area to get something for me. On getting there, she did not meet the person. A man she met there then dragged her into the house, used a cloth to cover her mouth and attempted to rape her.'' she told LIB   The distraught mother said she took her daughter to the hospital and after proper examination, the doctors told her Timilehin's hymen was st...
Diamond Platnumz Used to Beat Me Up but I Enjoyed it – Actress Wema Sepetu
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Diamond Platnumz Used to Beat Me Up but I Enjoyed it – Actress Wema Sepetu

Tanzanian actress and beauty queen, Wema Sepetu has recounted her alleged experience while dating music star, Diamond Platnumz. The entertainers dated about a decade ago and went their separate ways in 2014. While Diamond’s music career had just taken off at that time, Wema on the other hand was the most sought after and bankable Tanzanian actress at the time. In an interview with Ijumaa Wikienda, the actress disclosed that one thing she misses about dating Diamond Platnumz was how he used to "beat her up". Wema added that she loved it because he gave her attention thereafter.   She said; “He would beat me up thoroughly. “Ironically, I loved it when he battered me, I just don’t know why that was the case. But, I remember he would pamper me after assaulting me, an...
Police Rescue Abducted Philippino Lady Lured to Nigeria by a Nigerian Man She met on Facebook
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Police Rescue Abducted Philippino Lady Lured to Nigeria by a Nigerian Man She met on Facebook

A 40yr old Philippino lady identified as Irene Torento Panashas, has been rescued by operatives of the Enugu State Police Command at Neke-Uno Village, Enugu East LGA, Enugu State six (6) months after she arrived Nigeria from the Philippines in an apparent but unsuccessful search for love.? A statement released by the spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, Frank Mba, said Irene Torento Panas, an Accountant by profession and a native of Manila in the Philippines, arrived Nigeria in November 22, 2019 on a visit to one Chukwudi Odo ‘m’ 54yrs of Enugu Ezike in Igbo-Eze North LGA of Enugu State whom she met on Facebook on 8th March, 2017. Mba said the visit which was originally intended to be for 10-days, however, turned out to be a full case of abduction following Chukwudi Odo’s re...
Actress Rami Chuene falls victim to international scam
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Actress Rami Chuene falls victim to international scam

South African actress, Rami Chuene has lifted the lid on being a victim of fraud, claiming that someone in America was living their best life with her bank card. The actress shared the news of the scam on Twitter after a tweep spoke about detecting some fraudulent activity on her bank account. While the tweep expressed her fears of the possibility of not getting her money back, Rami pitched in sharing her recent scam story. Rami explained how she was not aware someone in America was spending her money for an entire month. She also revealed how the person spent about R5,500 buying fried chicken, pizza and kitchenware. Fortunately for Rami, she got all her money back as she was able to prove she was in SA the whole time. Actress Rami Chuene has lifted the lid on being a...
Abuja Pharmacist Shot Dead by Car Thieves
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Abuja Pharmacist Shot Dead by Car Thieves

An Abuja pharmacist identified as Sunday Ike, has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen who stole his light blue Toyota Camry. The deceased was shot in the head by gunmen who attacked his shop located on 3rd Avenue in Gwarimpa at about 11pm on Friday June 19. FCT police spokesman,  DSP Anjuguri Manzah said operatives who responded to a distress call, took the victim to the Federal Medical Centre in Jabi, where he was certified dead by doctors. Manzah said; “Police operatives, who responded to a distress call on the incident, rushed the victim for medical attention at the Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, where he was later certified dead. “While commiserating with the family and friends of the deceased, the Commissioner of Police in Charge of FCT, Mr Bala Ciroma, assured tha...
Two men arrested for filming a teenage girl while raping her in Anambra
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Two men arrested for filming a teenage girl while raping her in Anambra

The police in Anambra state have arrested two men for allegedly filming a 12-year old girl while one of them raped her in Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of the State. The spokesperson of the state police command, Haruna Mohammed, who disclosed this in a statement released on Friday June 19, said one of the suspects, Sunday Akanigbo (30) reportedly raped the victim, while his accomplice, Ikemefuna Muoma (28), was said to be filming the dastardly act. Haruna said both men have confessed to the crime and would be charged to court soon. “On the 18/6/2020 at about 1:45pm, Police operatives attached to Ozubulu Division arrested one Sunday Akanigbo ‘m’ aged 30 years of Amakwa Ozubulu in Ekwusigo LGA of Anambra State. Suspect had in the month of April this year allegedly d...
Female Student allegedly Sets up her Friends to be Gang-raped by 7 Boys after she was Mocked for losing her Virginity
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Female Student allegedly Sets up her Friends to be Gang-raped by 7 Boys after she was Mocked for losing her Virginity

A Nigerian University student who was allegedly mocked for losing her virginity, has been linked to the gang-rape of her two female friends by 7 boys. Facebook user, Funke Adeyanju who shared the story on Facebook, said the incident occurred shortly after the rape victims arrived their friend's cousin's house to deliver a surprise birthday gift to her. According to Adeyanju, the girls are year one students of the University of lagos, between the ages of 18-19 years. She said the girls whose drinks were spiked before the sad incident took place, have been taken to a hospital in Ikeja while the male suspects have been arrested. Adeyanju wrote;   Parents we need God's intervention" This morning at about 09:15hrs the securitymen in my estate rushed to my gate to alert...
32-year-old Man Arrested for allegedly Defiling 7-year-old Girl in Anambra
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32-year-old Man Arrested for allegedly Defiling 7-year-old Girl in Anambra

A 32- year -old man has been arrested by men of the Anambra state police command for allegedly defiling a seven-year-old girl at Okpoko near Onitsha. Spokesperson of the state police command, Haruna Mohammed, in a statement released, gave the identity of the suspect as Chigbo Akpoluobi, a resident of Obodoukwu Road, Nkitaku, Okpoko, Anambra. According to Mohammed, the suspect allegedly lured the victim to his apartment on June 14, to defile her. “On June 16, at about 12: 30p.m., following a tip off, police operatives attached to the Okpoko Division, arrested one Chigbo Akpoluobi for defiling a seven-year -old girl. The scene was visited by police detectives and the victim was taken to the hospital for medical examination. Meanwhile, the suspect has voluntarily confessed to ...
15-year-old Girl Raped Few Days after Surgery in Benue
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15-year-old Girl Raped Few Days after Surgery in Benue

A chieftain of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA in the Otukpo Local Government Area of Benue State is currently on the run after he allegedly raped a 15-year-old girl few days after she had surgery. This was the submission of some elders of the  under the aegis of the Otada Elders’ Council. The elders in the Otada community where the incident happened in a statement, mentioned that it was regrettable the victim had to suffer the terrible experience in the hands of the alleged rapist, who disappeared shortly after the incident, The Punch reports. They called on the police and other security agencies to fish out the suspect so that he could face the law. The elders, in a letter dated June 12, 2020, addressed to the Area Commander, Otukpo Police Area Command, and sign...