Gardener arrested for beating WASSCE candidate to death over alleged insult

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a school gardener, Femi Aderonmu, for allegedly beating a Senior Secondary School 3 pupil of the Jubril Martins Memorial Grammar School, Iponri, Rafiu Adagun, to death. It was gathered that Rafiu was heading home after writing his West African Senior School Certificate Examination on Wednesday when he was accosted by the gardener along the Oke-Olu Road in the Iponri area of the state. It was learnt that Aderonmu engaged the deceased in a fight, which led to the latter being unconscious. He was…

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Woman arraigned for allegedly striping naked and urinating on church altar

Moji Aderibigbe, a 39-year-old petty trader, accused of stripping naked and pouring urine on the church altar, has appeared in a Yaba Chief magistrates’ Court in Lagos. Aderibigbe, who resides in Pedro Area of Lagos is charged with insult to a religion and disorderly conduct. The Police prosecutor, Sgt. Modupe Olaluwoye, told the court that the defendant committed the offence at 8 p.m. on May 13, at No. 49, Onabola St., Ladi-lak area of Bariga, Lagos. Olaluwoye told the court that Mr Francis Osibowale, the pastor of the Firebrand Power…

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Covenant University accountant arrested over N180m diversion

An accountant with Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for allegedly diverting N180m school fees belonging to the school. The diversion of the  money was said to have taken years before the university discovered his alleged fraud. The Chancellor of the university and Presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo, reportedly described the accountant’s lifestyle as “riotous”. The suspect was said to have bought some flashy cars, which he allegedly kept in a mansion he bought with part of the stolen…

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I lost N6m to betting – Robbery suspect

A robbery gang which specialised in robbing women of expensive vehicles in Abuja has been arrested by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team. Three members of the gang arrested by the police were identified as Ego Ike, Obinna Igwe and Adamu Nuhu. It was learnt that the suspects usually took the stolen vehicles to Niger Republic, where they sold them. It was gathered that the police went after the gang members after they allegedly stole a 2016 Toyota Corolla from an official of the Federal Inland Revenue Service,…

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Naira Marley risks seven years imprisonment –EFCC

Following the arrest of Azeez Fashola, upcoming musician popularly known as Naira Marley last Friday, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has preferred 11 charges bordering on fraud against him, including alleged credit card fraud. The musician effectively risks seven years in jail if found guilty, as Section 33 (2) which he was accused of breaching, reads: “Any person who uses: a counterfeit access device; an unauthorised access device; an access device issued to another person; resulting in a loss or gain commits an offence and shall be liable on…

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41- year-old marriage dissolved over incest

The 41- year-old marriage between Mrs Mabel Alli and her husband, Pastor Richard has been dissolved by an Igando Customary Court in Lagos, on Thursday, over incest. The Court President, Mr Adeniyi Koledoye, said that it appeared that the estranged couple were tired of the marriage and all efforts to reconcile them failed. “Since both parties agreed to the dissolution of the marriage, this court has no choice but to dissolve it. “The court hereby pronounce the marriage between Mabel Alli and Pastor Richard, dissolved. Both of you henceforth cease…

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Suspected internet fraudsters unleash attack dog on EFCC operatives

In order to resist arrest, suspected internet fraudsters reportedly unleashed an attack dog on detectives from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office. Upon receipt of intelligence reports and launch of preliminary investigations into their illegal activities, officers of the commission in the early hours of Thursday stormed the suspects’ hideout at Agara area of Ibadan. Instead of allowing them in, after proper introduction, one of the suspects instructed the guard to release the attack dog on the operatives. The trick, however, failed to work as it…

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Five oil workers abducted in Rivers state

A group of gunmen, who invaded an operation site of an indigenous oil firm, Belemaoil, in the Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State have abducted five oil workers. The gunmen had accosted their victims while they were working on an oil installation on the high sea before whisking them away in a speedboat. A statement by the Public Relations Department of Belema Oil Producing Limited indicated that the workers were seized within the OML 55 operational area of the oil firm in Akuku-Toru. According to the statement, the workers,…

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Gospel artiste commits suicide

Michael Arowosaiye, a gospel artiste with the Redeemed Christian Church of God, has allegedly committed suicide. Arowosaiye, who regularly performed at RCCG programmes, was said to have hanged  himself with his belt on Tuesday at Sunnyvale Estate, Lokogoma District, Abuja. It was learnt  that the deceased, who ministered during a recent youth praise event at the church, was allegedly depressed over certain personal issues. Acting spokesman for the police in the Federal Capital Territory, ASP Gajere Danjuma, confirmed the incident. The Head, Media and Public Relations, RCCG, Pastor Olaitan Olubiyi, while commiserating…

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Lagos state criminal information reveals most inmates in prisons are from Ogun State

Ogun state has been named as the state of origin of most of the inmates held in the five prisons across Lagos State, the Lagos State Criminal Information System, January-March, 2019 edition has revealed. Of the total of 9,044 inmates in the prisons in Lagos State as of March, 422 are from Ogun State. Oyo State came second with 359 of its indigenes in prisons in Lagos. Lagos itself has 276 of its indigenes in custody, while Osun State came next with 208 indigenes. Others states whose indigenes are in…

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