ISWAP claims attack on Borno governor’s convoy

The attack on the convoy of Borno State governor in northeast Nigeria, has been claimed by a Boko Haram splinter group loyal to the Islamic State, Islamic State West Africa Province. The state is one epicentre of insurgency that started in 2009 and is home to Chibok where over 200 girls were kidnapped from their school hostels a little less than five years ago. ISWAP said on Amaq News Agency that it killed 42 people in the attack carried out on Tuesday evening when the governor was returning from a campaign…

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Man arrested for removing co-tenant daughter’s pants while sleeping

Operatives of the Osun State Police Command have arrested a 29-year-old man, Rasaq Iyanda, for allegedly removing the pants of his co-tenant’s teenage daughter while she was sleeping. The incident, according to the police, occured on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, around 2am at the Dalegan Compound, Osogbo. The father of the victim, simply identified as Mr Raheem, while narrating how the incident happened, said the teenager chose to sleep outside the room because of heat. He said the girl’s cry woke the occupants of the house and on getting to…

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Twin sold for N850,000 by child trafficking syndicate

Delta state police command has apprehended a child trafficking syndicate under the watch of a retired Director of Child Services in Delta State Ministry of Women Affairs, Asaba, Delta State, Mr. Collins Ogbor, for stealing and selling a boy, one of twins, for N850,000 to a couple in Benin City, Edo State. Mr. Ogbor’s duty before retirement, among others, was to enforce and protect the rights of children. The four-man gang includes the Matron of Deliverance Orphanage, Ozoro, Madam Christiana and her two daughters, one of who was running an…

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Man allegedly defrauds uncle to find missing wife

In a petition to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, dated January 14, 2019, a middle-aged man, Mr Onyenankeya Uzoma, has accused his nephew of fraud running into N43.7m and $1,000 (about N400,000). He said the nephew, one Okoro, exploited the involvement of his wife in fatal road accident to swindle him out of the sums of money under the guise that she was safe. It was learnt that the woman was not found at the scene of the crash, raising doubts about whether she was alive or dead. Uzoma…

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NURTW boss sentenced to death for killing police officer in Lagos

The chairman of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Saheed Arogundade, was yesterday sentenced to death by hanging by Justice Olabisi Akinlade of Lagos High Court, Ikeja, for killing a police officer, Gbenga Oladipupo. The judge found Arogundade guilty of murder, in the incident that took place at Gbara junction, Ayetoro, Ajegunle, Lagos on April 10, 2010. Lagos State government had sometime in November 2011 arraigned Arogundade alongside Mustapha Layeni, Adebayo Abdullahi, Seyi Pabiekun, Sikiru Rufai and Yusuf Arogundade. The six were arraigned on a two-count charge of conspiracy…

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Islamic cleric arrested with human skull in Ogun

A 35-year-old Islamic cleric, Jamiu Olasheu, has been arrested by operatives of the Ogun State Police Command, alongside three others for being in unlawfull possession of a human skull. It was gathered that a police patrol team from the Agbara Division, which was on routine crime prevention patrol of the area, accosted two men on a motorcycle at the Kofedoti area of Agbara. When the men, Teslim Ayeniromo, 45, and Sunday Kolade, 35, were searched, a human skull was discovered in a sack found with them. Confirming the arrest, the…

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Woman arrested for selling own baby for N200,000 in Niger

Blessing Aluna, 23, of the Rimi Lokoja Local Government Area of Kogi State, has been arrested by Police operatives attached to the Madalla Division in Niger State for alleged human trafficking. She was arrested alongside one Oludare Jeprince, 36, of Giri Abuja, in the Madalla area of Suleja for abducting a three-year-old child. It was learnt that Aluna, who resides in the Madalla area of Suleja, had at some point allegedly sold her one-week-old baby for N200,000. It was learnt that she was nabbed for allegedly conniving with Jeprince, who…

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Uber driver attacked by woman–led robbery gang

Lagos state police command has arrested a band of robbers, led by a woman, who specializes in robbing Uber drivers. Also arrested along with the lady are two members of the gang identified as Zino Tochukwu Ude and Anumelechi Chris Williams. The police however did not disclose the identity of the female member of the gang, saying that she was helping them to get at other fleeing suspects. Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal who ordered the operation that led to the arrest of the suspects yesterday said that…

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Homosexual ring busted arrested in Lekki

A homosexual ring has been busted in Lekki area of Lagos state by the state police command. The leader of the gang and his accomplice, 16-year-old boy are undergoing interrogation at the State Command Headquarters, Ikeja. It was gathered that the kingpin, Prince Chinecherem, 32, was alleged to have been using the minor for business transaction as he was sleeping with him and hiring him to other customers. Two prominent pastors and other business executives have been declared wanted by the police for allegedly having canal knowledge of the minor…

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DJ killed by mob in Uganda for playing ‘boring music’

Jerry Okirwoth, a Ugandan Disc Jockey, was reportedly killed by concert-goers for playing ‘boring music’. The DJ who was killed in a disco hall in Nebbi District, Northern Uganda, was a part-time DJ and student at Parombo Secondary School in Uganda. He was reported to have been killed for failing to play their favourite songs. Meanwhile, the Nebbi Resident District Commissioner, William Bob Labeja, who confirmed the incident in a press conference blamed the management of the facility who according to him failed to protect the late disc jockey. “As…

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