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Police arrest ATM fraud syndicate, recover 30 ATM cards in Enugu

The Police Command in Enugu State has arrested a three-man Automated Teller Machine (ATM) fraud syndicate operating within Enugu city. In a statement on Friday in Enugu, the command’s spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said the police operatives recovered 30 ATM [...]

August 10, 2018 Crime

Alleged fraudsters nabbed over fake U.S. Dollars

Two suspected fraudsters have been arrested while producing fake US Dollars with a view to defrauding unsuspecting members of the public. The suspects, according to the police are also known as “wash wash” and they use the fake currencies for [...]

August 9, 2018 Crime

Police arrest 43 kidnap, armed robbery suspects in Abia

The Abia State Police Command has arrested 43 suspects for various criminal offences including kidnapping, armed robbery, murder and defilement, within 40 days. The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Anthony Ogbizi, disclosed this on Monday while briefing journalists in Umuahia on [...]

July 31, 2018 Crime

Man nabbed for allegedly buying N77,500 phone with fake bank alert

A 27-year-old law undergraduate dropout, Destiny Otubanbo, has been apprehended by the police for alleged theft and impersonation. He was arrested and paraded on Monday by the Lagos State police commissioner, Mr. Edgal Imohimi, over a complaint that he stole [...]

July 19, 2018 Crime

Again, Catholic priest kidnapped, released in Delta

A Catholic priest, Fr. Andrew Anah, who was abducted on Wednesday in Delta State, has regained his freedom. Anah, the parish priest of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Obomkpa, was abducted by gunmen along the Obomkpa/Issele-Uku Road. It was the [...]

July 6, 2018 Crime

NDLEA intercepts 7.5kg of cocaine in Rivers [PHOTOS]

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has intercepted 7.5 kilograms of cocaine at the Port Harcourt terminal of the Nigeria Ports Authority in Rivers State. Director, Prosecution and Legal Services of NDLEA, Sunday Mbonna made the revelation while conducting [...]

July 5, 2018 Crime

Ogun police arrest lawyer over complicity in alleged N250m fraud

The Ogun State police command have arrested a legal practitioner, Kayode Oshiyemi, for allegedly conniving with others to extort money from the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Al Amin Farms, Ijebu-Ode, Shakirudeen Olufowobi. A statement by Police Public Relations Officer [...]

July 2, 2018 Crime

Negotiate with looters – Bishop Kukah tells Nigerian govt

The Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Mathew Hassan Kukah, has advised the federal government of Nigeria to change its tactics in the anti-corruption fight against looters. Kukah said the government should negotiate with looters of the nation’s treasury in order [...]

June 23, 2018 Crime

Evans’ lawyer withdraws from his trial

Lead counsel to Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, suspected kidnap kingpin, better known as Evans, Olukoya Ogungbeje, has withdrawn from his client’s trial. In a statement he personally signed and issued on Wednesday, June 13, but release to the media yesterday, Ogungbeje said [...]

June 16, 2018 Crime

Kidnappers demand ransom in bitcoin

Kidnappers demand ransom in bitcoin: A criminal gang, which kidnapped a teenage boy on Sunday, is demanding a ransom in bitcoin cryptocurrency of nearly $120,000. Police spokesperson, Leonard Hlathi said Katlego Marite, 13, was dragged into a car while playing [...]

May 24, 2018 Crime

Suspected abductor of 2-year-old girl arrested in Lagos

Elizabeth Ibezim, who allegedly abducted a two-year-old girl in Lagos, has been arrested. The little girl was allegedly stolen while her mother was busy selling yam tubers at Mile 12 Produce Market, Lagos. The Lagos State police spokesman, SP Chike [...]

May 24, 2018 Crime

Hacker who bought N28m Porsche car with fake bank alert arrested

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 28-year old medical doctor, Michael Thompson Williams, who bought a Porsche Car worth N28 million with fake bank alert. The suspect, who engages in online technological tools and applications to perpetrate fake [...]

May 22, 2018 Crime

Evans’ kidnap victim narrates ordeal in Lagos court

A kidnap, Donatus Duru has told a Lagos High Court that his ordeal in the hands of Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (popularly known as Evans) and his gang was gruesome.Duru told Justice Hakeem Oshodi in the ongoing trial of Evans and other [...]

March 17, 2018 Crime

NSCDC parades 4 suspects for robbery, possession of illegal arms in Plateau

The Plateau State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has paraded four suspects over possession of illegal arms and ammunition as well as for armed robbery. Commandant of the Corps, Olasupo A. Solomon, who paraded the [...]

March 4, 2018 Crime

Herdsmen hack farmer to death in Ogun community

Once again, suspected herdsmen have struck again, hacking a farmer identified as Adetona Owolabi in Ogun state. According to a report by TheCable, the incident happened on Thursday afternoon, January 18, 2018 in the deceased’s farmland located at Afon in [...]

January 20, 2018 Crime

Wife of suspected Badoo kingpin cries out to Buhari, IGP

Wife of wanted Badoo kingpin, Mrs. Abimbola Alaka, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari, the Inspector General of Police and well-meaning Nigerians to save her husband and family from embarrassment, and ensure her family’s safety. Badoo is a notorious cult [...]

January 14, 2018 Crime

Four soldiers, militants killed in Bayelsa community

Four more soldiers and unknown number of militants have been reportedly killed in a bloody clash between militants and soldiers in an ongoing military operation to rid the Toru-Ndoro community in Ekeremor Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, of militants. The [...]

January 10, 2018 Crime

Notorious kidnapper, Wani killed

The notorious kidnapper, Mr. Don Wani, who masterminded the killing of 23 persons in Omoku in Rivers state,  has been killed. Wani, a suspected militant leader, was confirmed killed in a combined operation by the Department of State Services (DSS) [...]

January 7, 2018 Crime

Killer herdsmen deserve maximum punishment, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has described herdsmen who murdered over 50 persons in Benue communities a few days ago as criminals. Buhari spoke yesterday through his representative and Minister of Interior, Lt. General Abdulrahman Dambazzau (rtd), during a condolence visit to [...]

January 5, 2018 Crime

Herdsmen menace as hurdle for APC in 2019

The continuous violent attacks by suspected armed Fulani herdsmen on many communities in Nigeria and the seeming helplessness of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to tackle the menace are gradually becoming campaign issues as next year’s election approaches. One [...]

January 4, 2018 Crime

Driver allegedly kills boss, dumps body in septic tank

A driver simply identified as Samson has been arrested for killing his boss and dumping his body in a septic tank at Ekiadokor area of Ovia North East local government area of Edo State. Two other suspects were also arrested [...]

January 3, 2018 Crime

Herdsmen kill 50 in Benue communities

Suspected Fulani herdsmen have invaded five communities in Benue State, killing over 50 persons and leaving many others wounded.The attackers struck around 10:00 a.m. on New Year day and in the early hours of yesterday.The affected communities are in Logo [...]

January 3, 2018 Crime

I drink blood of people I kill, kidnap kingpin says

Ibrahim Umar, a 25-year-old kidnap-for-ransom kingpin, said he had not only killed over ten of his victims in recent times but also drank their blood raw. Umar made this chilling revelation yesterday when the police paraded him along with 15 [...]

January 3, 2018 Crime

Badoo strikes in Lagos again, kills husband; wife, baby in coma

Badoo strikes in Lagos again: The notorious cult group operating in Lagos State, Badoo, Sunday attacked a family at Lajo in Ibeshe, Ikorodu, a Lagos district. The attack, which was said to have occurred around 3am, claimed the life of [...]

January 1, 2018 Crime

Four killed as Fulani herdsmen, farmers clash in Taraba

Four persons were killed on Thursday in a clash between the Fulani herdsmen and farmers in Minda, Lau Local Government Area of Taraba State. The Public Relations Officer, Taraba State Police Command, David Misal, confirmed the development. Misal said two [...]

December 30, 2017 Crime
Ozubulu massacre:

Ozubulu massacre: 8 victims still hospitalized – CMD

Ozubulu massacre:  Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), in Anambra, Prof. Anthony Igwegbe, has disclosed that of the 26 victims of St Philips Catholic Church Ozubulu attack by gunmen who were admitted in the medical [...]

October 12, 2017 Crime
Kidnappers make shocking demand on Edo musician, Osayomore Joseph

Kidnappers make shocking demand on Edo musician, Osayomore Joseph

Abductors of Edo State-born popular musician, Osayomore Joseph, have made contact with the family, demanding the sum of N200m as ransom. DAILY POST reports that Ambassador Joseph was kidnapped in his house at Orovie village, Upper Ekenhuan road, Benin City, the Edo [...]

October 9, 2017 Crime
Youths set ablaze palace of Imo monarch

Youths set ablaze palace of Imo monarch

Youths set ablaze palace of Imo monarch: No fewer than 200 youths have set ablaze the palace of the traditional ruler of Obollo autonomous community, Edwin Mbaeyi, in Isiala Mbano Local Government of Imo state. Punch reports that an eyewitness, [...]

September 13, 2017 Crime
Man impregnates wife’s sister

Man impregnates wife’s sister, kills baby five days after birth

Man impregnates wife’s sister: The police in Bayelsa State have apprehended a 47-year-old man, Moses Otimba, for killing a five-day-old baby boy he fathered with the younger sister of his pregnant wife. The suspect, was said to have impregnated the [...]

September 9, 2017 Crime
19 killed, 5 injured in Plateau village attack

19 killed, 5 injured in Plateau village attack

Plateau village attack: The Plateau Police Command has confirmed 19 persons killed and five others injured in an attack on Ancha village, Bassa Local Government, on Friday. Its Commissioner, Mr Peter Ogunyanwo, who briefed newsmen on Friday in Jos, said [...]

September 9, 2017 Crime
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