Tuesday, July 5

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We escaped from Owo Prison through toilet within two weeks – Cultist
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We escaped from Owo Prison through toilet within two weeks – Cultist

A 24-year-old cultist, Oluwatosin Ikuhemeyin, who escaped from jail in Owo, in Ondo State in March, has narrated he and six other inmates planned and escaped from prison after spending two weeks. Ikuhemeyin, known as 4G, has been on the wanted list of the state police command over his role in several cult clashes in the state, which has led to the death of members of another cult group. While being paraded before newsmen, Ikuhemeyin said “I was a member of a cult group called Aye and I am the leader, number one, in Igbokoda before I was arrested and sentenced to correctional centre in Owo. I was arrested in Igbokoda. But I escaped from Owo Prison in a jailbreak with six other people after spending two weeks in the prison. I met some people in the prison, led...
Police arrest notorious armed robbery suspects in Kano
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Police arrest notorious armed robbery suspects in Kano

The Kano State Police Command has arrested four notorious robbery suspects, and recovered stolen properties. Spokesperson of the command, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, July 5, said the suspects confessed to all the robberies committed at Tishama Hotoro Quarters in the state.  "Between June and July 2022, there was public outcry at Tishama Hotoro Quarters Kano on the activities of a syndicate of hoodlums that specialized in House Breaking and Armed Robbery," the statement read. "One Kabiru Tukur, 'm', of Tishama Hotoro Quarters Kano, further complained that the syndicate of four went to his residence twice and robbed him of his Plasma TV and Four Mobile Phones. Four-Armed Robbery cases were recorded in the area with the sam...
Islamic cleric bags life imprisonment for defiling eight-year-old
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Islamic cleric bags life imprisonment for defiling eight-year-old

The Lagos State High Court sitting at Ikeja, has sentenced an Islamic cleric, Isah Mustapha, to life imprisonment for defiling an eight-year-old girl in the state. At the trial before the presiding judge, Justice H.O Oshodi, the eight-year-old victim, told the court that the convict had carnal knowledge of her in his house in 2017 when her mother sent her on an errand. She recalled that Mustapha called her on her way back. “When I was about to get to our apartment, the defendant called me back saying he wanted to send me to my mother to collect onions from her and bring to him downstairs. So, I went upstairs to collect the onions, which my mother gave me to give to the defendant downstairs,” she said The victim stated that as she was about to return home after handing th...
Premier League footballer, 29, arrested in north London on suspicion of rape following an alleged attack in June
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Premier League footballer, 29, arrested in north London on suspicion of rape following an alleged attack in June

A Premier League player has reportedly been arrested in north London on suspicion of rape. The international footballer in his late 20s, cannot be named for legal reasons. He is currently in custody being questioned over an alleged attack which is said to have taken place towards the end of June. The Metropolitan Police confirmed in a statement: 'On 4 July, an allegation of rape of a woman in her 20s was reported to police. 'It was reported the alleged rape happened in June 2022. 'On 4 July, a 29-year-old man was arrested at an address in Barnet on suspicion of rape and taken into custody where he remains. 'Enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing.' Teams across the Premier League will be heading abroad to pre-season tours in the coming days but its unc...
INTERPOL confirms arrest of suspected Nigerian cybercriminal in South Africa
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INTERPOL confirms arrest of suspected Nigerian cybercriminal in South Africa

INTERPOL on Monday, July 4, confirmed the arrest of 28-year-old Nigerian national who is believed to be part of a cybercrime ring involved in phishing, internet, romance scams and money laundering. LIB reported that the suspect, James Junior Aliyu was arrested at an upmarket estate in Sandton, Johannesburg, last week following a takedown operation. Members from the Interpol National Crime Bureau (NCB) in Pretoria with the assistance from members of the SAPS Gauteng Highway Patrol Unit swooped in on the upmarket estate at 10:00 on Wednesday, 29 June 2022, where they effected the arrest.  His arrest follows a widespread investigation involving law enforcement authorities from South Africa (SA) and the United States of America (USA). The cybercrime su...
Mob sets two suspected ritualists ablaze in Enugu community for allegedly raping 10-year-old girl to death and removing her eyes, private parts {VIDEO}
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Mob sets two suspected ritualists ablaze in Enugu community for allegedly raping 10-year-old girl to death and removing her eyes, private parts {VIDEO}

Angry mob on Monday, July 4, set two suspected ritualists ablaze for allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl to death in Ede-Oballa, Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State. A source from the community told the Sun that the girl, who was the daughter of one late Philip Ugwu of Umuidu, went missing few days ago and was later found dead in a nearby bush with her eyes, breast and private parts removed.  "The girl who was about 10 years old was initially declared missing and the next day she was found dead with her body badly mutilated," the source narrated.  “Her eyes was plugged out, her private parts were cut off and taken away by the suspected ritualists. "Angered by the development, the elders and youths in the community went out of their way in search...
Angry mob set three suspected armed robbers ablaze in Abia {VIDEO}
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Angry mob set three suspected armed robbers ablaze in Abia {VIDEO}

Angry mob has set ablaze three suspected armed robbers in Aba Local Government Area of Abia State. It was gatthred that the men were allegedly among criminals terrorising Point of Sale (POS) operators, traders, residents at Abayi, along Aba-Owerri Road, Afor-Ule, Umuimo and Kamalu streets in Osisioma axis of Aba. Acccording to reports, the robbery suspects were set ablaze at different locations on Sunday, July 3. One was set ablaze opposite UBA building, while others were burnt at Union Bank junction and Star Paper Mill by Kamalu Street, all along Aba/Owerri Road.  Eyewitnesses told Vanguard that the men were caught by irate youths after they had allegedly robbed a PoS operator and some shops in the area. "After robbing the PoS operator and some shops, the...
Lady arrested for allegedly stealing neighbor’s 3-year-old child in Anambra
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Lady arrested for allegedly stealing neighbor’s 3-year-old child in Anambra

Men of the Anambra State police command have arrested a 29-year-old lady, Chinwendu Umegbakafoe, for allegedly stealing her neighbor’s child. Umegbaka allegedly stole the three year old girl with the intention to sell her. Anambra State Police command’s spokesperson, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga who confirmed this incident said the baby has however been rescued and returned to her parents. A press release signed by Ikenga reads “The Anambra State Command Operatives on 2/7/2022 at 4:30pm arrested one Miss Chinwendu Umegbaka, 29years, native Isinkwo Abaomege in Onicha LGA of Ebonyi State.She was arrested on alleged case of child stealing at Nwawulu street, Okpoko, Onitsha, Anambra State. Preliminary information reveals that the suspect is a neighbor to the parent of t...
Hackers attempting to steal N3.4bn from company’s account busted
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Hackers attempting to steal N3.4bn from company’s account busted

Five members of of fraud syndicate who specialized in hacking into bank accounts of individuals and corporate bodies to steal monies arrested while attempting to hack into a company’s account to steal N3.4 billion. Five members of of fraud syndicate who specialized in hacking into bank accounts of individuals and corporate bodies to steal have been arrested while attempting to hack into a company’s account and steal N3.4 billion. Spokesperson for the Nigeria Police, Olumuyiwa Adejobi who announced this in a statement on Sunday did not say when or where the suspects were arrested. But he said the suspected hackers were nabbed by the Force Intelligence Bureau Intelligence Response Squad (FIB-IRT). According to him, the arrest of the suspects was one of the recent suc...
Police arrest suspected phone thieves disguised as tricycle operators in Kano
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Police arrest suspected phone thieves disguised as tricycle operators in Kano

The Kano State Police Command has arrested two suspected thieves who disguised as commercial tricycle operators to rob unsuspecting passengers of their mobile phones. Spokesperson of the command, SP Abdulllahi Haruna Kiyawa, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, July 4, said one of the suspects is an ex-convict.  "On 20/06/2022, reports were received that, a syndicate of thieves, disguised as Tricycle Operators, snatched Mobile Phones of unsuspecting passengers at State Road, Tukur Road, and Zaria Road Kano, using a Tricycle with KAROTA Number KBY 0126," the statement read.  "On receipt of the reports, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama'ila Shu'aibu Dikko, fsi raised and instructed a team of Operation Puff Adder led by CSP Bashi...
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Three arrested for rape and forceful initiation of a 15-year-old girl to cult group

Men of Ogun State police command on June 30 arrested three members of the dreaded Eiye confraternity, who forcefully initiated a young girl (name withheld) into their cult group after they allegedly gang-r@ped her. A statement released by DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesperson of the state police command, said the suspects, Daniel Njoku a.k.a Agege, Damilare Ogundiran, and Adebayo Olamilekan, were arrested following a report lodged at Ajuwon divisional headquarters by the mother of the victim, who reported that she sent her 15 years old daughter on an errand at Akute Odo area, but was waylaid on the road by Daniel Njoku, who forcefully took her to his gang at their hideout where the young girl was gang-r@ped, beaten and forcefully initiated into Eiye cult group...
High Chief sentenced to 40 years for raping 18-year-old girl
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High Chief sentenced to 40 years for raping 18-year-old girl

A Chief in Wajir County of Kenya has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for raping an 18-year-old girl. The convict identified as Kalimoi Shale was found guilty of raping the girl and sharing her nude images online after she refused to accept his continuous abuse. A statement released by the Director of Public Prosecutions read;  "Chief Kalimoi Shale of Wajir was found guilty of raping an 18-year-old girl on multiple occasions and using his position to force her to accept an out-of-court settlement through Maslaha, a cultural conflict resolution model common in North Eastern Kenya.“The chief was also accused of circulating the victim’s nude photos on social media after she refused to accept his continuous abuse.” The chief who was directed to pay Ksh500,00...
Police arrest three suspected hoodlums, recover weapons and illicit drugs in Sokoto
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Police arrest three suspected hoodlums, recover weapons and illicit drugs in Sokoto

The Sokoto State Police Command has arrested three suspected hoodlums who planned to unleash violence against citizens before, during, and after the current political campaign season. Spokesman of the Command, DSP Sanusi Abubakar, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, June 30, said illicit drugs and some deadly weapons were recovered from the suspects.   "In a move to prevent vulnerable youths from being radicalized and used as political thugs ahead of electioneering campaigns and snatching of ballot boxes, the police conducted an intelligence-led operation on the 29th of June 2022 which resulted in the arrest of the following insecurity elements for being in possession of illicit drugs and some deadly weapon while rehearsing to employ unprovoked violent actio...
Three to die by hanging in Bauchi for homosexuality
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Three to die by hanging in Bauchi for homosexuality

Three men including a 70-year-old have been sentenced to death by stoning by an Islamic Sharia Court in Ningi, Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State, which found them guilty of homosexuality. Trail of the convicts identified as Abdullahi Beti (30), Kamilu Ya’u (20) and Mal. Haruna (70), began on June 14, 2022 after being arrested by members of the Hisbah Vanguard operating in Ningi LGA through Adamu Dan Kafi.  They reportedly pleaded guilty to the charges brought against them. After hearing the statements by witnesses as well as admittance of guilt by the accused persons, the trial judge, Munka’ilu Sabo-Ningi, sentenced them to death by stoning. He based the judgement on provisions of Section 134 of the Bauchi State Penal law of 2001 a...
Iranian father shoots dead his teen daughter in suspected ‘honour killing’ after ‘catching her in a park with a boy’
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Iranian father shoots dead his teen daughter in suspected ‘honour killing’ after ‘catching her in a park with a boy’

A father who shot his daughter dead in a suspected "honour killing" reportedly after catching her in a park with a boy, has admitted that he shot her but claims it was an accident and he was only trying to scare her. Mohammad Kazem Lashkari, 43, reportedly flew into a rage when he saw his daughter Ariana Lashkari, 15, in a park in Iran with a man. He shot her dead in Nurabad, southern Iran, on June 27. After he was arrested Mohammad claimed he only wanted to scare his daughter with the shotgun when it accidentally fired. He told police: "After an argument, Ariana went to my mother's house and I could not control my anger. "I went there with my shotgun to scare her. I really did not mean to kill my daughter. I fired involuntarily." However, one of Ariana'...
INTERPOL arrest alleged Nigerian cybercrime kingpin in South Africa for $12m romance scam and BEC fraud
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INTERPOL arrest alleged Nigerian cybercrime kingpin in South Africa for $12m romance scam and BEC fraud

INTERPOL, in collaboration with the US Secret Service, South African Police and other agencies, has arrested an alleged Nigerian cybercrime kingpin, James Aliyu, in connection with $12m romance scam and business email compromise fraud. Aliyu was arrested in a luxury Sandton estate in South Africa on Wednesday, June 29 and arraigned in the Randburg magistrate’s court.  According TimesLive, the Nigerian national is well known in SA social circles and on Instagram thanks to his lavish holidays and excessive spending on luxury items for him and his girlfriend. His social media posts where he flaunts his wealth have gained him 17,000 followers on his Instagram account Oldsoldier.  His spending came to an end when Interpol agents arrested him at his house sit...
Singer, R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison in sex trafficking case
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Singer, R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison in sex trafficking case

Disgraced R&B star,  R Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison months after he was convicted on all nine counts against him in a high-profile sex trafficking case. Kelly, 55, was convicted on sex trafficking and racketeering charges last September following a six-week trial. Judge Ann M. Donnelly on Wednesday, June 29, handed down Kelly's sentence, despite the defense lawyers' request for a sentence of 10 years or less. Prosecutors had asked for at least 25 years. Judge Donnelly told Kelly he created 'a trail of broken lives,' adding that 'the most seasoned investigators will not forget the horrors your victims endured.' 'These crimes were calculated and carefully planned and regularly executed for almost 25 years,' she said. 'You...
UPDATE : Footballer, Yves Bissouma cleared of sexual assault allegations made against him after nightclub arrest
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UPDATE : Footballer, Yves Bissouma cleared of sexual assault allegations made against him after nightclub arrest

New Tottenham signing, Yves Bissouma has been cleared of sexual assault allegations. The midfielder and a man in his 40s were arrested on October 6 last year when police were called to a seafront nightclub in Brighton. The Mali international left Brighton & Hove Albion for Spurs earlier in June while still under investigation from Sussex Police, but they have now confirmed that he has been released with no further action expected to come. A spokesperson from Sussex Police told the Daily Mail: "A man in his 40s from Brighton who was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault has had his conditional bail extended until July 4, 2022. "A man in his 20s, also from Brighton, who was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault has been released...
N525m fraud: Court jails fraudster 235 years in Uyo
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N525m fraud: Court jails fraudster 235 years in Uyo

Justice Agatha Okeke of the Federal High Court, Uyo has convicted and sentenced a notorious international fraudster, Scales Olatunji, to 235years imprisonment for internet fraud and money laundering. A statement released by EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwajeren, said Olatunji was arraigned on July 2, 2019 on 45-count charges bordering on identity theft, money laundering and conspiracy. He pleaded “not guilty” to the charges, thus setting the stage for his trial. One of the counts reads: “That you, Scales Olatunji Ishola "M", Meraiyebu Charles "M"(at large), Gabriel Adeyemi Olugbenga "M"(at large), Ojomo Oluwatobi Ayodele "M"(at large) and Adekola Oluwatoyin "M"(at large), between January 2017 to October 2018, in Nigeria, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court conspi...
Man dies after friend allegedly stole his ATM card and withdrew N700,000
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Man dies after friend allegedly stole his ATM card and withdrew N700,000

A 60-year-old man named Isak Wahab (pictured above) reportedly died from shock after a friend allegedly stole his ATM and withdrew N700,000 from his bank account. The deceased's wife, Monsurat, accused his friend, identified only as Ola, of making the withdrawal, which she said led to the death of her husband. Monsurat said Ola stole her husband's ATM when he visited them at their residence in the Ikotun area of Lagos State, according to Punch. She said: "Ola was a close friend to our family, particularly my husband. He had financial difficulties with his rent and he came to my husband to tell him that he wanted to sell his generator so that he could raise money to pay his rent. My husband told him not to do that and said he was expecting payment fr...
UPDATE : Director Paul Haggis to go on trial in October for allegedly raping publicist in 2013
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UPDATE : Director Paul Haggis to go on trial in October for allegedly raping publicist in 2013

Oscar-winning film director, Paul Haggis has been given a trial date for his rape lawsuit in New York City after being accused of attacking a publicist. Haggis will stand trial from October 11 before Judge Sabrina Kraus, Variety reports. He was accused of rape by Haleigh Breest, a film publicist, in 2017. She alleges she was raped by Haggis at his apartment in 2013 following a film premiere. But Haggis has since denied the accusation, saying the encounter was consensual, and calling the allegations an attempt at extortion. Following Breest's lawsuit in 2017, three more women accused Haggis of sexual misconduct in January 2018, including one who alleges she was raped by him. Haggis attempted to expedite the trial, citing mounting legal bills and...
Man and his accomplices arrested for plucking out eyes of 16-year-old boy in Bauchi
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Man and his accomplices arrested for plucking out eyes of 16-year-old boy in Bauchi

The police in Bauchi state has arrested a 32-year-old man identified as Isaac Ezekiel, of Rafin Zurfi Yelwa Bauchi Metropolitan, for allegedly plucking the eyes of a 16-year-old boy. LIB had earlier shared the story of how the victim identified as Uzairu Salisu, was employed to work on a farm and while carrying out the duty, was attacked with his eyes plucked out. A statement released by the spokesperson of the police command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, said the suspect voluntarily confessed to the unfortunate crime.  The police spokesperson said a prompt search at the house of the suspect led to the recovery of Uzairu Salisu’s eyeballs. Exhibit recovered from the suspect two human eyeballs in a calabash, Cable wire used in...
Rapper Vic Mensa pleads guilty to being in possession of a controlled substance
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Rapper Vic Mensa pleads guilty to being in possession of a controlled substance

American rapper Vic Mensa has pleaded guilty to being in possession of a controlled substance. Kendra Glover, a rep for the Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney told TMZ that Mensa pled guilty to one count of possession of a Schedule III controlled substance (which is a Class 1 misdemeanor) after striking a deal with prosecutors. Part of the plea deal he got was 12 months in jail, but that was suspended; meaning instead of serving it behind bars, he'll have a year of unsupervised probation. Mensa will also have to take a substance abuse assessment, perform 25 hours of community service, and pay a $1k fine. BTW, he'll get 50 percent off that fine if he successfully completes the other probation terms. The rapper was arrested in January at Dulles Internation...
Two members of a robbery gang killed by police in Edo
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Two members of a robbery gang killed by police in Edo

Two members of a robbery gang have been killed by the police in Edo state, during a gun duel on Sunday June 26. The gun battle ensued after police officers were alerted about the invasion of a filling station off Murtala Mohamed way, Benin City, by armed robbers.  It was gathered that commander of the Crack Team immediately mobilised a team of police operatives and vigilante to the scene. The armed robbers were later successfully trailed to a different location where they were allegedly carrying out another armed robbery operation. Upon sighting the team of security operatives, the robbers were said to have opened fire on them which led to a gun duel. Two of the armed robbers were killed during the gun battle, while others escaped with various degrees of bullet...
UPDATE  : Man who beheaded his 1-year-old son speaks on what ‘motivated’ him to perpetrate the evil act
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UPDATE : Man who beheaded his 1-year-old son speaks on what ‘motivated’ him to perpetrate the evil act

The Delta state police command says 33-year-old suspected ritualist, Volt Blessing Gabriel, who was arrested for allegedly beheading his one year and eight-month-old son, Godspower Gabriel, claims he had a dream where he was told that his action will make him wealthy. LIB had on Saturday, June 25, shared the bizarre story.  In a statement released Sunday, June 26, the spokesperson of the police command, DSP Bright Edafe, said on Saturday, June 25 at about 10.30am, one Mrs Success Oduwa, 24, of Peanuts junction, Obeh in Edo State, discovered that she has not seen their child since the morning of June 24, and started troubling the husband as to the whereabouts of the child.  The husband told her that the child is with his sister in Warri. On getting to Warri, she...
Man who uses identity of customers to register multiple phone lines to sell to criminals is nabbed
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Man who uses identity of customers to register multiple phone lines to sell to criminals is nabbed

A man has been nabbed after he used the identity and personal information of a customer to register two different sim cards only to sell the second to criminals.The man whose identity was used confronted the suspect and filmed it.In a video shared online, the customer is seen narrating how he went to the suspect to register a sim card only for the suspect to also use his passport photograph, name, and National Identification Number (NIN) to register a second sim card which he sold to a criminal.When questioned, the suspect didn't deny his actions, instead, he tried to explain his motive.He said he was badly in need of money which is why he committed identity fraud.The customer alleged that the suspect uses the identity and details of unsuspecting customers to register sim cards which ...
Man arrested for allegedly raping 75-year-old woman in Anambra
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Man arrested for allegedly raping 75-year-old woman in Anambra

The police in Anambra State have arrested a 30-year-old man who was allegedly caught raping a 75 year old woman in Nkwelle Awkuzu, in Oyi Local government of Anambra State, in the victim’s farmland. Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said the woman had alerted passersby, by raising alarm, leading to the mobbing of the suspect, who was later rescued by police operatives from lynching. “Anambra State Operatives collaborating with Security agents at about 4pm on 24/6/2022 rescued from mob action one Sunday Nwadiagba ‘M’ aged 30years for allegedly raping a 75yrs old woman living in Nkwelle Awkuzu.Preliminary information reveals that the suspect was caught in the act at the farm on the victim, before the old woman screamin...
Reaction as Father allegedly beheads his one year and eight months old son for ritual  in Delta
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Reaction as Father allegedly beheads his one year and eight months old son for ritual in Delta

The police in Delta State have arrested a 33-year-old man identified as Gabriel Volts for allegedly beheading his son for ritual purposes in the state. According to the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Bright Edafe, the suspect took his son from his wife and then went to Etinabobo bush in Edo state where he used a hand saw to cut off the head of the little boy. ''Delta State Police Command has arrested one Gabriel Volts age 33years who allegedly beheaded his son for ritual. Suspect used a hand saw to cut off the head of his one year and eight months old son at Etinabobo bush in Edo state for ritual purpose and buried him by the palm tree.The suspected was arrested after the child went missing, and the suspect lied to the wife that the son is with his siste...
Man slit wife’s throat, played her favorite song and held her hand as she died
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Man slit wife’s throat, played her favorite song and held her hand as she died

A Florida man has been arrested after he allegedly confessed to slitting his wife’s throat before playing her favorite song and holding her hand as she bled to death in a bathtub. Xichen Yang, 21, was taken into custody Tuesday, June 21, on charges of first-degree murder and tampering with evidence in the brutal slaying of his wife, Nhu Quynh Pham, Altamonte Springs police said. Police said that just before 9 a.m. Tuesday, officers were dispatched to an address in the 900 block of Ballard Street to conduct a welfare check. When the officers entered the apartment, they found Pham lying in a "pool of blood" in the bathtub. The report stated: "Pham had a deep laceration to the left side of her neck which had blood running down from it. Her stomach was also pooled wit...
Two FBI- wanted fraudsters bag seven years jail term in Enugu
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Two FBI- wanted fraudsters bag seven years jail term in Enugu

Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court sitting in Enugu has convicted and sentenced two fraudsters on the Watch List of the American Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, to seven years imprisonment for internet- related offences. The convicts: Uchechukwu Solomon Ezirim and Dike George Chimezie got their jail terms on different dates in the same court. While Ezirim was jailed on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, Chimezie was convicted on Friday, June 10, 2022. Ezirim's conviction was based on his trial by the Enugu Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on two- count charges bordering on forgery, impersonation and obtaining money from unsuspecting foreign nationals under false pretences. One of the charges against him read: ”that you,Uchechukwu Solo...
BREAKING : Kano businessman jailed for seven years over N6.5m fraud
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BREAKING : Kano businessman jailed for seven years over N6.5m fraud

A Kano-based businessman has been convicted and sentenced to seven years imprisonment, with no option of fine for obtaining property, valued at N7, 677,000 under false pretense. Jamilu Sule was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission following a petition which alleged that he obtained property of the complainant worth N7, 677,000 under false pretense. He was arraigned by the Kano Zonal Command of the Commission, on Wednesday, June 22, before Justice Dije Abdu Aboki of the Kano State High Court, on a one-count of obtaining by false pretense. The Commission’s spokesman, Tony Orilade, in a press statement stated that during his first trial in 2019, the anti-graft agency said Sule was accused of collecting goods, valued at N7, 677,000, on credit under t...
Man overpowers armed robber trying to rape his wife in Ondo, grabs his gun
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Man overpowers armed robber trying to rape his wife in Ondo, grabs his gun

A suspected armed robber, Tosin Ominiyi, has been arrested while attempting to rape a woman after robbing her family of valuables in their house at Idanre community in the Idanre Local Government Area of the state. Parading Tosin and 13 other suspects before newsmen on Wednesday, June 22, the police command's spokesperson, Funmilayo Odunlami, said the suspect broke into the family's house through its window around 1am and dispossessed a couple of their money and other valuables. “It was in the process of trying to rape the wife of the man that he (husband) summoned courage and descended on the accused, apprehended the robber with the help of neighbours, and dispossessed him of his gun.” Odunlami also stated that the suspect’s 55-year-old mother, Mrs Tale Akinlabi, was ar...
Man gets life imprisonment for raping four-year-old girl
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Man gets life imprisonment for raping four-year-old girl

A 50-year-old man identified as Tajudeen Usman has been sentenced to life imprisonment for raping a four-year-old girl. The suspect who was arraigned before  before Justice Lekan Ogunmoye on a one-count charge of rape, reportedly committed the offence on August 21, 2020 at Ikere Ekiti. Speaking to the police, the victim said the convict, popularly called Daddy Latifat, “who lives in our house, took me to his sitting room on that day.  He said I should sit on his lap, then he removed my pants and put his something (penis) where I use to urinate (vagina). He used to call me to his sitting room every time to do it.”   Also testifying in court, the victim's mother said;  “I was making cassava flour, when my daughter went to defecate i...
Police arrest three traffic robbers in Lagos, recovers mobile phones and cash
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Police arrest three traffic robbers in Lagos, recovers mobile phones and cash

Officers of the Alausa division of the Lagos state Police Command have arrested one Usman Mohammed ‘m', Azeez Adeleke 'm', and Solomon Odiya ’m’ while escaping with their loot after robbing their victims.  The suspects were arrested at about 2045hrs on Sunday, June 19, 2022, following a distress call received by the police about an ongoing robbery attack at Mobolaji Johnson Ikeja.  Items recovered from the suspects include 1 mobile phone, 1 dagger, and Five Thousand, Four Hundred Naira cash.  Preliminary investigations reveal that the suspects have previously operated in the area a couple of times, snatching belongings of unsuspecting passers-by. Suspects will be arraigned in court at the conclusion of investigations.   The Lagos State Commissioner...
Alleged N6bn fraud: Court revokes Mompha’s bail, orders his arrest
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Alleged N6bn fraud: Court revokes Mompha’s bail, orders his arrest

Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, revoked the N200m bail earlier granted to suspected internet fraudster, Ismaila Mustapha, popularly known as Mompha, and also issued a bench warrant for his arrest. Mompha, alongside his company, Ismalob Global Investment Limited, are being prosecuted by the EFCC on an eight-count charge bordering on conspiracy to launder funds obtained through unlawful activity, retention of proceeds of criminal conduct, laundering of funds obtained through unlawful activity, failure to disclose assets and property, possession of documents containing false pretence and use of property derived from unlawful act. Mompha was arrested on January 10, 2022, by EFCC, arraigned and granted bai...
How two motorcyclists lured 21-year-old nursing mother to hotel in Aba, stabbed her to death and sold her baby for N150K {VIDEO}
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How two motorcyclists lured 21-year-old nursing mother to hotel in Aba, stabbed her to death and sold her baby for N150K {VIDEO}

The Abia State Police Command has paraded two suspects who allegedly murdered a 21-year-old nursing mother, Chimhurumnanya Udeh in Aba and sold her 11 months old baby boy for N150,000.  The suspects, Chimaobi Anyim Kalu,25, and David Ogwo Orji, 21, allegedly lured the victim to a hotel where they gave her yoghurt spiked with piriton tablets, stabbed her to death with a broken glass cup after she became unconscious and fled with her baby.  Addressing newsmen at the Command Headquarters, Umuahia, on Monday, June 21, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Janet Agbede, said the incident occurred at Merry Home Hotels, Aba on April 15, 2022. Agbede revealed that on discovering the crime, the proprietor of Merry Home Hotels, Ogbor Hill, Aba, Felix Abengo...
Police parade suspect’s mother and landlord as accessories to robbery
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Police parade suspect’s mother and landlord as accessories to robbery

A suspect has been arrested by the police for robbing people in Idanre, Idanre Local Government Area of Ondo State.  The 22-year-old suspect was paraded alongside his mother and his landlord who were accused of being accessories to the crime by the police.  Upon being interrogated, the suspect told the police that the desire to buy a motorcycle for commercial use led him into the crime. He however called for the release of his mother and landlord, while also insisting that they know about the crime.  The suspect said; “Actually, I don’t know what came over me because I started stealing since the beginning of 2022 though my mother doesn’t know about it; she knows me as commercial motorcyclist.“My mother was only involved when I stole N750,00...
Police kill armed robbery suspect, arrest seven others in Delta
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Police kill armed robbery suspect, arrest seven others in Delta

The Delta State Police Command has killed an armed robbery suspect in Ndokwa West Local Government Area of the state and arrested seven other suspects.  Spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, June 22, said one locally made gun, cartridges, 100 rounds of 7.62MM live ammunition, fabricated English made pistol and stolen motorcycles were recovered from the suspects.  The PPRO stated that the deceased robbery suspect died at the hospital where be was receiving treatment following gun shot injuries he sustained during a duel with policemen in Kwale.  "On 21/6/2022, the DPO Kwale Division received a distress call that an armed robbery operation was taking place along Jesus Avenue in Umusadege quarters in Kw...
Ibadan-based thrift collector accused of running away with contributions to Lagos to live ‘soft life’ {VIDEO}
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Ibadan-based thrift collector accused of running away with contributions to Lagos to live ‘soft life’ {VIDEO}

An Ibadan-based thrift collector has been accused of running away with contributions to Lekki, Lagos state to live a ''soft life''.In a viral video, the lady was accosted by people who accused her of running away with their contributions. Speaking in yoruba language, one of the aggrieved contributors asked the lady to transfer her money back. Watch the video below... https://www.instagram.com/tv/CfGxdFYpqh3/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Kindly leave your comment, like and share this story: FOR MORE INFOR, NEWS UPDATE AND LIVE STERAM JOIN US BELOW AND PLEASE HELP TO REACH 1K SUBSCRIBERS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL THANKS AND GOD BLESS https://youtu.be/EmD6FSuOK_c
Woman who drove man who killed rapper Nipsey Hussle testifies that she unknowingly served as getaway driver
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Woman who drove man who killed rapper Nipsey Hussle testifies that she unknowingly served as getaway driver

The trial for Eric Holder, the man accused of killing rapper Nipsey Hussle, is underway, and the woman who drove his killer Holder to and from the crime scene has given her testimony, insisting that she didn't realize she was acting as a getaway driver.  Bryannita Nicholson, 35, said that when she and Eric Holder, with whom she had been in a casual relationship for about five weeks, pulled into a South Los Angeles shopping center on March 31, 2019, she was surprised and gleeful to spot Hussle, whose music she loved. “I said, ‘Ooh, there goes Nipsey, he fine," Nicholson testified, “I want to take a picture with him.'” She went on to say Holder got out of the car and approached Nipsey Hussle while she was still looking for a parking spot. When she ...
Man stabs his friend to death after the deceased demanded for the N1500 he owed him in Adamawa
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Man stabs his friend to death after the deceased demanded for the N1500 he owed him in Adamawa

A middle age man, Aliyu Hammanseyo, of Mubi North Local Government Area, Adamawa State has been remanded in prison custody for allegedly stabbing his friend, Bilham Babangida, to death over N1, 500. The Chief Magistrate Court I sitting in Yola, ordered the remand of the defendant after he was arraigned before the court on Monday, June 20 for the alleged offence which contravened section section 191 of the Penal Code law. Aliyu of Sabon Layi Area in Mubi North LGA, admitted stabbing the deceased with a knife on the chest leading to his death on June 7. The defendant allegedly owed the deceased the said amount of money, and when the deceased noticed that he had money, he demanded a refund of his N1,500. Eyewitnesses say Aliyu refused to refund the money despite several ple...
Father and son jailed for money doubling  in Sokoto
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Father and son jailed for money doubling in Sokoto

 Justice Mohammed Sifawa of the Sokoto State High Court has convicted and sentenced the duo of Yakubu Ibrahim and Ibrahim Yakubu to 10 years’ imprisonment each on a one-count charge for fraudulent deception and obtaining the sum of over N5 million by false pretence. A statement by the spokesperson of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, said the duo had with intent to defraud, represented themselves to the petitioners as possessing the power of doubling money through the invocation of “juju” and collected N5, 612, 000.00 from them. According to the statement, the offence is contrary to Section 310 of the Sokoto State Penal Law 2019 and punishable under Section 311 of the same Law. The defendants pleaded guilty to the charge. Prosecution...
Ondo police arrest suspected thieves who specialise in stealing lister generators 
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Ondo police arrest suspected thieves who specialise in stealing lister generators 

Ondo State Command has arrested three suspected members of a syndicate that specialise in stealing lister power generating engines from offices in Akure, the state capital.  Parding the suspects before journalists in Akure on Tuesday, June 21, spokesperson of the command, Funmilayo Odunlami, explained that detectives swung into action after the owners contacted the police on Monday night that their generators had been stolen. She said investigations led to the arrest of the culprits when police chased them to Ilesha where they were arrested along Akure/Ilesha Expressway. "A Domino Lister engine was stolen in one location at FUTA North Gate and another VC Morgan Lister engine was stolen on the same axis. The suspects had been apprehended in Ilesha, Osun state and the...
Convicted rapist listed in Ekiti sex offenders register
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Convicted rapist listed in Ekiti sex offenders register

The Ekiti State Government has named and shamed a 25-year-old man, Kolawole Marvelous Bamidele, who is serving a life sentence at the Nigeria Correctional Centre, Ado Ekiti, for raping a 14-year-old girl. A public notice posted by the State Ministry of Justice on Tuesday, June 21 stated, “The person, whose picture appears here, is Kolawole Marvelous Bamidele, a native of Ijan-Ekiti, Ekiti State, formerly resident at Aiyetoto Quarters, Iluomoba-Ekiti.'' "He is a convicted sex offender and is currently serving a life sentence in the Nigeria Correctional Centre, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State for the rape of 14-year-old girl. He has been registed in the Ekiti State Ministry of Justice Sex Offenders' Register."   Kindly leave your comment, like and share this story: FOR ...
NSCDC arrests Vigilante for allegedly defiling 13 year old girl in Nasarawa
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NSCDC arrests Vigilante for allegedly defiling 13 year old girl in Nasarawa

The  Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps has arrested a 45-year-old vigilante official, Yusuf Dallah, for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old girl identified as Ummi in the state. Parading the suspect before newsmen, the public Relations Officer of the NSCDC, Jerry Victor, said the minor identified as Ummulkhulthum Musa, who was suspected to have stolen some wrappers, was apprehended and taken to Vigilante office, Jos road in Lafia. The police boss said the victim was brought to the vigilante office over alleged theft and that Yusuf allegedly took advantage of the minor”s presence in their custody and defiled her According to NSCDC Command spokesman, upon interrogation by the command when...
JUST IN : Police detain Abuja lady after false kidnap claim on Twitter
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JUST IN : Police detain Abuja lady after false kidnap claim on Twitter

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has detained Ameerah Sufiyanu, the Twitter user who last week raised a false alarm claiming she was abducted from her home. Sufiyanu took to her Twitter handle to claim that she was abducted alongside 16 other persons. Last week the police released a statement debunking her claim of kidnap, and also informed the public that she had been found. On Monday, June 20, Ameerah took to her Twitter handle to apologize to the general public, the police, friends, and family for raising a false alarm. She said she was never abducted as she had claimed claimed but left her home, went into the bush where she intentionally starved herself, and was dehydrated. “Good day all, I would like to formally apologise to the ge...
Abia Police parade 2 for murder of woman and selling her 11-month-old baby
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Abia Police parade 2 for murder of woman and selling her 11-month-old baby

Abia State Commissioner of Police, Janet Agbede, yesterday, June 20, paraded two suspected murderers and child traffickers. The suspects identified as Chimaobi Kalu, 25, and David Ogwo Orji, 21, were alleged to have murdered one Chimhurumnaya Udeh, 21, before selling her 11-month-old baby. Agbede stated that the suspects tricked the victim who hails from Edda in Ebonyi State into a hotel known at Merry Home in Aba, killed and stole her baby who they later sold. The CP revealed that the proprietor of the hotel, one Mr Felix Abengowe, had reported to the police that an unidentified female corpse with a sharp cut on her neck was found in one of his rooms on April 16. She said police detectives swiftly went into action and by May 16, 2022, the suspects were arrested. She sa...
Nigerian national arrested for drug peddling in India
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Nigerian national arrested for drug peddling in India

A Nigerian national has been arrested by the Narcotics Squad of West Delhi police for alleged drug peddling.  The accused identified as Aboh Casmir Arinze was arrested on Monday, June 20, in Delhi’s Janakpuri area. Police recovered 302 grams of heroin worth approximately Rs 1 crore from his possession. Police said that the accused came to India in September 2019 on a medical visa but did not return to Nigeria after his visa expired. Then he started selling clothes and eventually got into peddling drugs. He told the police that he was arrested under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) act earlier. Police are verifying his claim. Police are now tracing another Nigerian national from whom the accused bought the drugs. Kindly leave your co...
Wife accused of killing and burning husband on back porch
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Wife accused of killing and burning husband on back porch

A Pennsylvania woman has been arrested for allegedly murdering her husband, a retired deputy sheriff, before burning his naked body on their back porch. Evelyn Zigerelli-Henderson, 66, was charged with criminal homicide, aggravated arson and arson over her 84-year-old husband Carmen Henderson’s grisly death last Thursday, June 16, CBS21 reported. Authorities discovered the gruesome scene after the wife, who is a former political candidate in Dauphin County, called 911 to say she thought her husband of 30 years had set himself on fire, according to a criminal complaint. Zigerelli-Henderson allegedly changed her story repeatedly when questioned by investigators about her husband’s death. She initially claimed it was suicide and then allegedly said her husband h...
Bandits attack intending pilgrims in Sokoto
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Bandits attack intending pilgrims in Sokoto

Bandits have attacked intending pilgrims who were coming to the Hajj camp from Isa Local Government Area of Sokoto State.  According to DailyTrust report, the pilgrims were due for take-off from the state capital to the Holy Land on Tuesday by 7:30am. It was gathered that the bandits attacked their convoy along Gundumi forest on Monday, but their security escorts foiled the attack. A resident of Isa town, Malam Sirajo who confirmed the incident, said the intending pilgrims escaped unhurt and some of them were brought back to the palace of Sarkin Gobir Isa. “They attacked their convoy, which was being escorted by security operatives who were said to have engaged the bandits for some minutes. We learnt that some of the operatives sustained injuries, which I ca...
Two Police officers to face disciplinary action for extorting N400,000 from a citizen (photo)
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Two Police officers to face disciplinary action for extorting N400,000 from a citizen (photo)

Two police officers are to face disciplinary action for extorting N400,000 from a citizen  A Twitter user had come on the microblogging site to cry for help after the officers allegedly stopped him and extorted the money from him. The spokesperson of the state police command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, stepped into the case and after a detailed investigation, the erring officers were arrested. Hundeyin apologized to the Twitter user and added that the officers will face disciplinary action. Kindly leave your comment, like and share this story: FOR MORE INFOR, NEWS UPDATE AND LIVE STERAM JOIN US BELOW AND PLEASE HELP TO REACH 1K SUBSCRIBERS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL THANKS AND GOD BLESS https://youtu.be/EmD6FSuOK_c
SAD : Military personnel fatally shoots fuel attendant in Minna
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SAD : Military personnel fatally shoots fuel attendant in Minna

A fuel attendant of AYM Shafa filling station along Bosso road of Chanchaga local government area in Minna, has been fatally shot by military personnel. Channels Television reported that the incident occurred around 1:30 pm on Monday June 20. It was gathered that a heated argument ensued after the attendant stopped selling shortly after the military official came to the station with a Hilux vehicle to buy fuel.  Yusuf Sa’ad, the fuel attendant who was killed, reportedly confronted the military officers when their manager was being harassed to give them fuel from their military reserve. The deceased attempted to stop one of the military personnel from harassing the manager hence he was shot and was confirmed dead before reaching the general hospital, M...
Arabic teacher arraigned in court for allegedly defiling nine of his pupils of ages seven to thirteen
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Arabic teacher arraigned in court for allegedly defiling nine of his pupils of ages seven to thirteen

An Arabic teacher, identified only as Farouk, has been arraigned before an Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court in Lagos State over a nine-count charge. He is alleged to have for fingered nine of his pupils ages seven to 13 years. According to Vanguard, a witness, named Mrs Oluchi Nwoke-okoi, a registered nurse and midwife, while being led in evidence by the state prosecutor, Mrs Olufunke Adegoke, said she was a staff of Women At Risk Foundation (WARIF) and had 15 years’ experience in midwifery. She testified before the court that she attended to the nine survivors and conducted vagina examination on seven of them after their mothers brought them to WARIF centre on February 20, 2019. “The survivors and their mothers were brought to the centre by poli...
Bus driver kills colleague and abandons corpse at Lagos park
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Bus driver kills colleague and abandons corpse at Lagos park

The body of a bus driver was abandoned in a Lagos park after he was killed by a colleague in the Berger area of Lagos. The deceased, identified only as Wasiu, was alleged to have been dumped close to the entrance of the park. Wasiu, who plied the Ishaga-Fagba route, had a confrontation with a colleague from another park on Sunday, June 19, and this resulted in a fight between them, Punch reports. An eyewitness told the publication: "Wasiu picked a fight with someone at the park and went to pick a bottle. But when he smashed it on the ground, the broken pieces hit the baby of a nearby alcohol seller; the little child started bleeding." When the baby's father, identified as Ikman, was informed, he reportedly mobilised his colleagues and attacked Wasi...
Soldier allegedly kills fuel station attendant in Minna
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Soldier allegedly kills fuel station attendant in Minna

A fuel attendant has allegedly been shot dead by a soldier duing a scuffle in Minna, the Niger State capital. The incident happened at Shafa filling station located near Obasanjo Complex on Monday, June 20. According to a Facebook user, Mohammed Usman, the soldier shot the attendant after the deceased allegedly threatened him with a cutlass. "It was reported that the soldier had a spat with the fuel attendant which escalated to a fight with the Fuel Station Manager, that resulted in them exchanging slaps," Usman narrated.  "Angered by the soldier's behavior, the young fuel attendant slapped him and threatened him with his cutlass. The soldier pulled out his gun and shot the fuel attendant, who was rushed to the hospital. Subsequently, were were informed...
Man arrested for vandalizing school electricity cables in Jigawa
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Man arrested for vandalizing school electricity cables in Jigawa

Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Jigawa State Command, has arrested a 20-year-old man, Buhari Iliya, for vandalising school electricity cables in the state.  Spokesperson of the corps, CSC Adamu Shehu, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, June 20, 2020, said the suspect vandalised and stole 318.6 meters of electric cables meant to supply electricity to Government Science Secondary School Kanya Babba.  "One BUHARI ILIYA 'M' aged 20 of Giginya Village, Babura LGA, Jigawa State was arrested by the operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Jigawa State Command on a suspected case of VANDALISATION contrary to Section 1, subsection 9, of the miscellaneous offences act and punishable under same,"...
Man arrested after his friend’s corpse was found in a pit latrine
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Man arrested after his friend’s corpse was found in a pit latrine

A man linked to the murder of his friend under unclear circumstance, has been arrested by the police in Nanyuki county of Kenya. John Mwangi was arrested in Nanyuki, Laikipia County where he was hiding after killing his 31-year-old friend, Stephen Murimi and disposing of his body in a pit latrine. It was gathered that Murimi was reported missing on Saturday, June 11. Due to the long-term friendship between the two, police visited the suspect's home to check on Murimi's whereabouts. Upon getting to the house, they were shocked to discover that the latrine was covered with soil despite being full, raising suspicions. The police said;  “When we got to the suspect’s place we found some disturbing signs where he had tried filling the pit latrine...
Rapper Obie Trice arrested after allegedly threatening ex-girlfriend
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Rapper Obie Trice arrested after allegedly threatening ex-girlfriend

Rapper Obie Trice has been arrested in Michigan for allegedly threatening an ex-girlfriend and also telling her family he was going to harm them too. TMZ reported that the "Got Some Teeth" rapper was booked last week in West Bloomfield for using a telephone to harass or threaten someone. Oakland County Sheriff's Office saod Obie allegedly sent threatening messages to his ex-girlfriend and also started texting threats to some of her relatives after they broke up.  Curt Lawson, the deputy chief at the West Bloomfield Police Department said Obie showed up uninvited to his ex's family home on multiple occasions and cops got involved and told him to stop. Obie didn't listen and allegedly continued with the threats, pushing the police...
Man kills wife over alleged infidelity
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Man kills wife over alleged infidelity

A man has been arrested for killing his 33-year-old wife after suspecting that she was having an affair with another man. Nur Ibrahim a mother of five was allegedly killed by Muradh Awadh, a long-distance truck driver on Sunday morning June 10, after he arrived at their home in Kilifi county, Kenya from Sudan. Nur's sister, Swalta Hassan said an argument ensued shortly after Awadh arrived at his house. He reportedly accused his wife of having an affair with an unknown man. Hassan said;  "My sister had filed for divorce and the man had threatened her that she would not leave him while alive and his threats have come to be after he butchered her in cold blood as their kids watched in shock with the eldest aged 11 years trying to stop the fight." C...
UPDATE : Kidnappers demand N150m for former NFF officials abducted after Abuja wedding
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UPDATE : Kidnappers demand N150m for former NFF officials abducted after Abuja wedding

Gunmen who kidnapped former Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Sani Toro; a former Assistant Coach of the Nigeria Super Eagles, Garba Yila; and one of their friends, Alhaji Isa Jah are reportedly demanding for N150m ransom.  The victims were kidnapped at about 7:30pm around a village in Nasarawa State, while on their way back to Bauchi from Abuja where they attended the wedding of the son of a former NFF President, Aminu Maigari, on Saturday June 18. Confirming the kidnappers' demand, a family source told Punch;  “Yes, it is true that he (Isa Toro) was driving with two of his friends when they were kidnapped yesterday (Saturday). The kidnappers are demanding a ransom of N50m for each of them.” A family friend and neighbour of Toro, Mallam A...