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EFCC Arrests 40 Suspected Internet Fraudsters In Lagos

EFCC Arrests 40 Suspected Internet Fraudsters In Lagos

The Nigerian anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has arrested 40 suspected internet fraudsters in some parts of Lagos State. The commission said the suspected internet fraudsters, popularly called ‘Yahoo boys’ were arrested at Awoyaya and [...]

September 7, 2022 Crime
Man kills brother over non-payment of electricity bill

Man kills brother over non-payment of electricity bill

A man has allegedly shot his elder brother over non-payment of electricity bill in Uruagu, a community in Nnewi North Local Government Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria’s South-east. The suspect, Peter Orji, reportedly accused his elder brother, Godwin Orji, [...]

September 3, 2022 Crime
Nigerian Police Arrest Woman For Selling Three-week-old Daughter For N600,000

Police Arrest Woman For Selling Three-week-old Daughter For N600,000

A 23-year-old woman, Mary Olatayo, has been detained by the Ogun State Police Command for reportedly selling her three-week-old child for N600,000. Abimbola Oyeyemi, the command’s police public relations officer, revealed this in a statement on Thursday. According to Oyeyemi, [...]

August 26, 2022 Crime
Gunmen attack Jigawa community, kill immigration officer

Gunmen attack Jigawa community, kill immigration officer

Gunmen on Tuesday killed one immigration officer and injured two others in the Magari Local Government Area of Jigawa State. Maigatari council area is a border community between Nigeria and the Niger Republic. The incident occurred around the Galadi-Birniwa-axis of [...]

August 11, 2022 Crime, Security
Soldiers beat police officer to death in Lagos

Soldiers beat police officer to death in Lagos

The police in Lagos State say yet-to-be-identified soldiers beat one of its officers to death. Benjamin Hundeyin, the police spokesperson in the state, confirmed the incident via his Twitter handle on Friday. “We are working with the @HQNigerianArmy authorities to resolve [...]

August 6, 2022 Crime
Gunmen Kill 82-year-old Father Of Newspoint Journalist

Gunmen Kill 82-year-old Father Of Newspoint Journalist

Gunmen have killed the father of an Owerri-based Newspoint Newspaper journalist, Hamilton Onuchukwu. It was gathered that the incident occurred last Friday in the Orlu Local Government Area of the Imo State where some gunmen have been causing terror.  The [...]

August 4, 2022 Crime, Security
Gunmen Kill 7 Wedding Guests In Imo

Gunmen Kill 7 Wedding Guests In Imo

There was pandemonium and protest in Imo state yesterday after gunmen suspected to be operatives of Ebubeagu Security outfit allegedly opened fire and killed seven wedding guests. The incident which occurred in the early hours of yesterday had put the state [...]

July 20, 2022 Crime
Lagos Court Sentences Ekwunife To 10 Years’ Imprisonment For Theft

Lagos Court Sentences Ekwunife To 10 Years’ Imprisonment For Theft

A Lagos State Special Offences Court, Ikeja, on Thursday sentenced a businessman, Emeka Ekwunife, to 10 years’ imprisonment. This was after he was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a eight-count charge of stealing by fraudulent [...]

July 15, 2022 Crime
Man kills 71-year-old alleged child trafficking partner

Man kills 71-year-old alleged child trafficking partner

The police in Ogun State, on Tuesday, said they have arrested a 54- year- old man, Dauda Bello, for killing a 71-year-old woman, Mesesi Adisa. The suspect, who allegedly cut off the victim’s wrists and ankles, was arrested on July 7, [...]

July 13, 2022 Crime
American Star, R.Kelly Is Engaged To One Of Alleged Victims, Joycelyn

American Star, R.Kelly Is Engaged To One Of Alleged Victims, Joycelyn

Some court documents have revealed that American R&B star, Robert Kelly, is engaged to one of his alleged victims, Joycelyn Savage. Savage, a 26-year-old woman, allegedly penned a letter to the federal judge, referring to herself as Robert Kelly’s fiancée, [...]

July 13, 2022 Crime
Police Recapture Kuje Prison Escapee In Niger

Police Recapture Kuje Prison Escapee In Niger

The Niger State Police Command has announced that it has recaptured one Kazeem Murtala aged 54, who escaped from the Kuje Custodial Centre. In a statement signed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, he said [...]

July 12, 2022 Crime, Security
Nine patients killed in eastern DR Congo clinic by militia

Nine patients killed in eastern DR Congo clinic by militia

At least nine patients have been killed in an attack on a clinic in Democratic Republic of the Congo’s east, the army has said, blaming the raid on a local armed group. Assailants believed to be from the Allied Democratic [...]

July 9, 2022 Crime
Cleric bags life imprisonment for raping neighbour’s daughter

Cleric bags life imprisonment for raping neighbour’s daughter

An Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court, on Tuesday, sentenced a 50-year-old cleric, Isa Mustapha, to life imprisonment for raping his neighbour’s eight-year-old daughter. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr Mustapha is charged with defilement. Delivering judgment, [...]

July 6, 2022 Crime
Terrorists Bomb Kogi State Police Station, Kill Senior Officer

Terrorists Bomb Kogi State Police Station, Kill Senior Officer

Terrorists on Friday morning bombed a police station at Eika-Ohizenyi, in the Okehi Local Government Area of Kogi State. A police inspector identified as Jubril was killed during the attack, according to a report by People’s Gazette. The terrorists reportedly [...]

June 25, 2022 Crime
Nigerian senator accused of organ harvesting attempt in UK

Nigerian senator accused of organ harvesting attempt in UK

Two Nigerians, including a serving senator, have been charged with plotting to have a child brought into the United Kingdom to harvest their organs, the London police have said. “The investigation was launched after detectives were alerted to potential offences [...]

June 24, 2022 Crime
Gunmen abduct Ebonyi monarch

Gunmen abduct Ebonyi monarch

The traditional ruler of Isuokoma autonomous community in Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Eze Ambrose Ogbu, has been abducted by gunmen. The gunmen invaded the monarch’s palace on Wednesday night and whisked him away to an unknown destination. His [...]

June 24, 2022 Crime, Security
More than 100 civilians killed in Mali attacks

More than 100 civilians killed in Mali attacks

More than 100 civilians have been killed in attacks by suspected armed rebels in central Mali, the government has said. Members of the Katiba Macina armed group assaulted at least three villages in the rural commune of Bankass, in Mali’s [...]

June 21, 2022 Crime, Security
Moses Armstrong Arrested For Alleged Rape Of Minor

Moses Armstrong Arrested For Alleged Rape Of Minor

Popular Nollywood actor and singer, Moses Armstrong has been arrested by men of the Akwa Ibom State Police Command for allegedly defiling a 16-year-old girl. Confirming his arrest, the national president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, during [...]

June 18, 2022 Crime
Nigerian troops find another kidnapped Chibok schoolgirl

Nigerian troops find another kidnapped Chibok schoolgirl

Nigerian soldiers have found one of the more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram operatives eight years ago in the conflict-torn northeast, the military has said. The April 2014 attack on a girls’ boarding school in the town of [...]

June 16, 2022 Crime
Police Arrest 87 Suspected Boko Haram Terrorists, Kidnappers

Police Arrest 87 Suspected Boko Haram Terrorists, Kidnappers

At least, 87 persons are in police custody for alleged terrorism, abductions, rape and culpable homicide in North-East Nigeria According to the Borno State Police command, some of the suspects arrested were found with lethal firearms and have been charged [...]

June 16, 2022 Crime
Nigerian Man Jailed For Life For Raping 14-year-old Schoolgirl

Nigerian Man Jailed For Life For Raping 14-year-old Schoolgirl

Justice Adekunle Adeyeye of Ado-Ekiti High Court has convicted and sentenced 30-year-old Shola Oguntuase to life imprisonment for defiling a 14-year-old Junior Secondary School student. Delivering judgement on the one count preferred against the convict, Justice Adeyeye held that the [...]

June 15, 2022 Crime
Nigeria: ISIL affiliate blamed for church massacre

Nigeria: ISIL affiliate blamed for church massacre

The Nigerian government has blamed an ISIL-affiliated armed group in the country for carrying out an attack that killed dozens of worshippers at a church. Security experts, however, expressed scepticism about the allegation. The responsibility for Sunday’s deadly bomb and gun [...]

June 10, 2022 Crime, Security
Cameroon soldiers killed nine villagers, government admits

Cameroon soldiers killed nine villagers, government admits

A group of soldiers have killed nine villagers including an 18-month-old girl, in a “manifestly disproportionate” and “hasty” response to a confrontation in northwest Cameroon, the government has said. The four soldiers were searching for a missing comrade in the [...]

June 8, 2022 Africa, Crime
Arrested Kidnappers Confessed To Raping New Bride Multiple Times

Arrested Kidnappers Confessed To Raping New Bride Multiple Times

The Nigeria police have announced the arrest of 31 suspects connected with major violent crimes including kidnapping, culpable homicide, rape and unlawful possession of firearms. Among them are two suspected kidnappers, Umar Muhammed, 40, from Mitchika in Adamawa State, and [...]

May 19, 2022 Crime
Nigerian Government Must Punish Killers Of Sokoto Female Student

Government Must Punish Killers Of Sokoto Female Student

Nigerian Government Must Punish Killers Of Sokoto Female Student – Bishop Kukah Demands Justice. The Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah, on Thursday, described as criminal, the gruesome murder of Deborah Yakubu, a 200-level Home Economics student [...]

May 13, 2022 Crime
Dozens dead after suspected militia raid in eastern DRC

Dozens dead after suspected militia raid in eastern DRC

Dozens of people were killed and many more are missing after armed men raided a mining encampment near the town of Mongwalu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC’s) eastern Ituri province, three civil society leaders said. Army spokesman [...]

May 10, 2022 Crime
‘Bandits’ kill 48 in northwest Nigeria attacks

‘Bandits’ kill 48 in northwest Nigeria attacks

Gunmen have killed at least 48 people in attacks on three villages in northwest Nigeria’s Zamfara state, a local official and residents said. Dozens of gunmen on motorcycles entered the three villages in coordinated attacks, shooting people as they tried to [...]

May 9, 2022 Crime
Terrorists Kill Eight Residents In Plateau, Injure Two Others

Terrorists Kill Eight Residents In Plateau, Injure Two Others

No fewer than eight people have been reportedly killed and two others injured by gunmen in Cinke and Zarama villages of Kwall district, Irigwe chiefdom, Bassa local government area of Plateau State. It was learnt that the armed men attacked [...]

May 7, 2022 Crime
More Than 20 People Dead As IS Fighters Bomb Afghan Cities

More Than 20 People Dead As IS Fighters Bomb Afghan Cities

At least 16 people were killed in two Afghan cities on Thursday by bomb blasts that were claimed by the Islamic State group (IS). Since Taliban fighters seized control of Afghanistan last year after ousting the US-backed government, the number [...]

April 22, 2022 Crime, International
International Criminal Court Says ‘Ukraine Is A Crime Scene’

International Criminal Court Says ‘Ukraine Is A Crime Scene’

“Ukraine is a crime scene,” the International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor said on a visit to the town of Bucha west of Kyiv. A mission of experts set up by Organization for Security and Cooperation and Europe (OSCE) nations has [...]

April 14, 2022 Crime