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US And Greek Citizens Among 9 Suspected Pirates Arrested In Nigeria

US And Greek Citizens Among 9 Suspected Pirates Arrested In Nigeria

Nine suspected pirates comprising three Greece citizens, an American and five blacks have been arrested during a joint operation by the Nigerian Navy and United States Coast Guard. The suspects were nabbed when their vessel was stopped within the Nigerian [...]

April 18, 2019 Crime
5 officers

Police Arrest 5 Officers, Declare Inspector Wanted over Extrajudicial Killing

The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, Zubairu Muazu, has ordered the immediate arrest and detention of 5 police officers suspected to be involved in the shooting of Ada Ifeanyi (20 years) and Emmanuel Akomafuwa (32 years) in the early hours [...]

April 14, 2019 Crime
Nigerian Biggest Drug Dealers in Liberia

Nigerian Biggest Drug Dealers in Liberia, Nabbed with L$12m Worth of Heroine

Two Nigerian men have been arrested by officers of the Liberia Drugs Enforcement Agency (LDEA), with heroine worth 12 million Liberian dollars. Henry Cheigwu and Christian Onhuwu, supply drugs to citizens in Gbarnga, commander of the LDEA in Bong County,Alex [...]

April 10, 2019 Crime
‘Next Level’

Oppressive bank charges: Mr President, please stop this daylight robbery

Regrettably, banks seem to perceive customer deposits as a burden, which must be taxed, rather than the actual base on which their total lending and ultimate profitability is primarily predicated. For example, with the subsisting mandatory Cash Reserve Ratio of [...]

April 1, 2019 Crime
A young lady has gone missing after travelling to Abeokuta to meet a guy she met online.

Lady goes missing after traveling to Abeokuta to meet Ayo, online friend

A young lady has gone missing after travelling to Abeokuta to meet a guy she met online. The man she claims she was going to visit has denied knowledge of her or her whereabouts. The lady, named Debby, told her [...]

March 26, 2019 Crime
suspected cultists

Suspected cultists invade Edo schools, injure pupils

Some suspected cultists, on Tuesday, disrupted academic activities at the Oba Akenzua Secondary School and the Ihogbe College in Benin, Edo State. The prompt intervention of police personnel, however, saved what could have been a free-for-all, as several pupils were [...]

March 20, 2019 Crime
Edo traditional ruler

Gunmen abduct Edo traditional ruler

Unknown gunmen have reportedly abducted Edo traditional ruler, the Enogie of Ukhiri, in the Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo State, Godwin Aigbe. Our correspondent gathered that the heavily armed men, numbering about five, stormed the palace of the monarch [...]

March 18, 2019 Crime

Suspected hoodlums set ablaze primary school containing electoral materials in Benue — EO

All electoral materials for Mbalom ward in Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue, were in the early hours of Saturday burnt by armed hoodlums. According to a witness, the hoodlums on arrival fired shots in the air before setting [...]

March 9, 2019 Crime

19 arrested for attempting to burn down Lagos police station

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested 19 persons, who allegedly attempted to burn down the Ejigbo Police Station around 11.15pm on Saturday. A resident of the area, identified simply as Tunde, told our correspondent that he was lounging outside [...]

March 4, 2019 Crime

Gunmen intercept commercial bus, kidnap 11 in Rivers

A group of masked gunmen, on Wednesday, kidnapped 10 passengers and the driver of a white Toyota Sienna SUV travelling to Port Harcourt from Abua in the Abua/Odual Local Government Area of Rivers State. It was gathered that the passengers [...]

February 21, 2019 Crime

Man docked for allegedly importing Codeine worth N167m

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFADC) has arraigned a businessman, Luke Mbah, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, for allegedly importing codeine-made drugs valued N167 million. Mbah was arraigned before Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo on a four [...]

February 12, 2019 Crime
Ghanaian investigative journalist

Ghanaian investigative journalist dead in Ghana

A Ghanaian investigative journalist who helped expose corruption in African football has been shot dead in the capital Accra, police said Thursday. Ahmed Husein, Ghanaian investigative journalist was part of a team led by award-winning journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, whose [...]

January 17, 2019 Crime

Dismissed policeman caught stealing motorcycles in Lagos

Luck ran out on a dismissed policeman, Usman Zubairu, when he was apprehended for allegedly stealing motorcycles from unsuspecting riders in Lagos. Hope For Nigeria gathered that the man, who was dismissed from service in 2014, operated under the guise [...]

January 16, 2019 Crime
Shuaibu Rabi

VIDEO: Why we killed Badeh – Suspect Shuaibu Rabi

An armed robbery suspect, Shuaibu Rabi, says he took part in the murder of the immediate past Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (retd.), because they wanted to rob him. Shuaibu Rabi, said this while being interrogated [...]

December 28, 2018 Crime

Suspect narrates how ex-Defence chief Badeh was murdered

An armed robbery suspect, Shuaibu Rabi, says he took part in the murder of the immediate past Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (retd.),because they wanted to rob him. Rabi said this while being interrogated by policemen [...]

December 28, 2018 Crime

Gunmen slay security guard, Plateau Assembly Speaker’s driver

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers slayed two men in Jos, Plateau State, on Saturday, the police said. One of the victims was a security guard working with University of Jos Teaching Hospital (JUTH), while the other was a driver [...]

August 26, 2018 Crime

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