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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Lead counsel to Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, suspected kidnap kingpin, better known as Evans, Olukoya Ogungbeje, has withdrawn from his client’s trial.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

Buhari’s anti-Corruption war now clogged

by Ike Abonyi “Failing to indict a criminal, sitting President sends the message that those in power are above the law.” -DaShanne Stokes Whenever a bone is thrown to a dog and it walks away, the owner should be worried [...]

September 7, 2017 Crime
Ayodele Fayose

Ozubulu Massacre: Governor Fayose Reacts

Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose has decried the senseless massacre of the worhsipers at St Philips church Anambra state. Fayose who too to his Twtter handle to send his condolence to the people and government of Anambra state, expressed his [...]

August 8, 2017 Crime
Governor Ambode

Insecurity: Lagos govt cancels vacation classes

LAGOS — Worried by rising kidnap and rape cases across the state, Lagos State Government has introduced measures during this vacation to forestall any possible ugly situation that may arise in public schools. Governor Ambode of Lagos State The state [...]

July 19, 2017 Crime

Nigeria summons Cameroon’s ambassador over Bakassi killings

The Foreign Affairs Ministry has summoned Cameroon’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Abbas Salahedine, to give explanations on the reported maltreatment and killings of Nigerians in the Bakassi Peninsula by Cameroonian Gendarmes. In a statement the government expressed dismay over the [...]

July 8, 2017 Crime
Meet Evans’ Lawyer, Ogungbeje, Who Loves ‘Unpopular Cases

Meet Evans’ Lawyer, Ogungbeje, Who Loves ‘Unpopular Cases’

Just when Nigerians thought no lawyer will step out to defend notorious billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a. Evans, Voice Olukoya Ogungbeje has proven an exception. Ogungbeje, who heads Lawflex Chambers and is the Chairman of Voice Vanguard, grabbed the headlines [...]

June 30, 2017 Crime
ILE-IFE: Journalist Group Alerts On Video Asking For Revenge

ILE-IFE: Journalist Group Alerts On Video Asking For Revenge

The Journalists for Democratic Rights, JODER, has warned the authorities to beware of some organized armed groups planning revenge attacks following the ethnic crisis at Ile-Ife. It was the second time JODER would be sounding the note of warning in [...]

March 26, 2017 Crime
Zakibiam Massacre

Zakibiam Massacre: ‘Children, Women Gunned Down; Blood Flowed From Every Corner Of Town”

Zaki Biam, a bustling commercial town in Ukum local government area of Benue State, renown for massive production of yam tubers, last Monday, came under the siege of gunmen who, for over three hours, unleashed a bloodbath never witnessed in [...]

March 26, 2017 Crime
Police Raid ‘Malaysian Forest’ Where Kidnappers Dump Bodies Of Victims In Enugu

Police Raid ‘Malaysian Forest’ Where Kidnappers Dump Bodies Of Victims In Enugu

Police Raid ‘Malaysian Forest’ – The police have discovered a shallow grave where the remains of the former Chief Security Officer for Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State, Mr. Ejiofor Enechi, were buried after being killed by his kidnappers. [...]

March 25, 2017 Crime