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Gunmen Kidnap Assistant Police Commissioner, Others In Kaduna

Gunmen Kidnap Assistant Police Commissioner, Others In Kaduna

An Assistant Commissioner of Police identified as ACP Emmanuel has been reportedly kidnapped by gunmen along the Birnin-Gwari-Funtua Road. The assistant police commissioner, who is serving in Gusau, Zamfara State capital, was said to have been abducted on Wednesday in Kaduna State. A close relation of the ACP, who confirmed the incident to Channels Television, said Emmanuel and three members of ... Read More »

Customs Intercept 18 Exotic Cars In Abuja

Officials of Nigeria Customs Service in Abuja have intercepted a total of 18 exotic cars. The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hammed Ali, during a briefing in Abuja on Tuesday, explained the reasons for the interception of vehicles. He said the reason for the interception of vehicles bothers on non-payment of duties and the purchase of bulletproof cars without ... Read More »

N50,000 police bribe: Lagos CP orders removal of OC Anti-Kidnapping

N50,000 police bribe: Lagos CP orders removal of OC Anti-Kidnapping

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, has ordered the removal of the Officer-in-Charge, Anti-Kidnapping and Anti-Cultism Squad, State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, CSP Akinade Adejobi. Adejobi and his officers were alleged to have taken N50,000 for the bail of one Blessing Taiwo, over an alleged theft. They were also alleged to have seized the victim’s phone pending ... Read More »

BREAKING: Catholic Priest Kidnapped, Murdered In Imo

BREAKING: Catholic Priest Kidnapped, Murdered In Imo

The Police in Imo State have confirmed the kidnap and subsequent murder of a catholic priest. Reverend father Cyriacus Onunkwo was allegedly snatched from his vehicle in Orlu town in Orlu Local Government Area on Friday morning by gunmen. The Commissioner of Police in Imo State, Chris Ezike, told Channels TV that following a manhunt, a body was discovered in ... Read More »

Evans Pleads Guilty To Kidnap Charges

Evans Pleads Guilty To Kidnap Charges

This follows his arraignment today before Justice Hakeem Oshodi at the High Court in Lagos by the state government. The suspect was arraigned alongside five others; Uche Amadi, Ogechi Izechuwku, Okechukwu Nwachukwu, Chilaka Ifeanyi and Victor Chukwunonso. Their arraignment at the court was witnessed by a large crowd of interested parties while there was a heavy presence of security personnel. While ... Read More »

PHOTOS NEWS: Police Parade Suspected Fake Pastor

PHOTOS NEWS: Police Parade Suspected Fake Pastor

The Cross River State Police Command on Tuesday paraded a suspected fake pastor in the state. The suspect, who was paraded alongside six others, was said to have been arrested for allegedly killing a one year and six months old baby. See photos below;   Read More »

EFCC Freezes N8. 6b in Bola Shagaya’s Account

EFCC Freezes N8. 6b in Bola Shagaya’s Account

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has frozen over N8, 627,458,773.36 billion in three accounts of Hajiya Muinat Bola Shagaya, an associate and friend of a former First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan. Shagaya’s relationship with about 10 firms/account names are also being investigated by the anti-graft agency, The Nation learnt yesterday. But Shagaya, who did not hold any public ... Read More »

Court Orders Final Forfeiture Of N7.6bn Linked To Diezani

Court Orders Final Forfeiture Of N7.6bn Linked To Diezani

The Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos has ordered the final forfeiture of a sum of N7,646,700,000 said to have been illegally kept in Sterling Bank Plc. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission linked the offence to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke. About three weeks ago, the Commission who wanted the money forfeited to the Federal ... Read More »

Police Uncovers Fake Naira Notes Market In Lagos

Police Uncovers Fake Naira Notes Market In Lagos

The police in Lagos have uncovered a criminal hide out where fake currency Naira notes were hawked and sold in exchange with the original notes in Lagos. P.M.EXPRESS reports that the discovery followed a painstaking discreet investigation by the officers of State Anti Robbery Squad, (SARS) Ikeja Command, Lagos. The incident happened at the notorious Oluwole Street in Lagos Island ... Read More »

Nigeria Police detain four officers for extortion

Nigeria Police detain four officers for extortion

The Nigeria Police Force said four police officers have been taken into custody for allegedly extorting N15,000 from a victim (name withheld) along Ogudu area of Lagos State. The officers are Mathew Oladujoye, Oba Roland, and two others whose names were withheld. Abayomi Shogunle, Head, Public Complaints Rapid Response Unit, PCRRU, disclosed this in a report on Wednesday in Abuja. ... Read More »

TRAGEDY: Nigeria Police officer shoots superior dead, then jumps into well

TRAGEDY: Nigeria Police officer shoots superior dead, then jumps into well

Tragedy struck on Tuesday at the Kajola police station in Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State, when a police officer, Abraham Arowogun, gunned down his superior, Timothy Arueli, after a heated argument. Realising his evil deed, he was said to have plunged himself into a deep well afterwards killing himself in the process. A police source told Journalist that ... Read More »

Court orders forfeiture of 58 more Diezani’s houses to FG

Court orders forfeiture of 58 more Diezani’s houses to FG

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday ordered the temporary forfeiture of 58 houses linked to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke. The houses, located in Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt, were said to have been acquired by the ex-minister between 2011 and 2013 using front companies. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission claimed that Diezani ... Read More »

Suspected Ritualist escapes from police custody

Suspected Ritualist escapes from police custody

A suspected ritualist, Ifeanyi Dike, who was paraded on Saturday by the Rivers State Police Command for raping and killing an eight year old girl in Eliozu Axis of Port Harcourt has escaped from Police custody. The father of the victim, Dr Earnest Mezuwuba said that the suspected ritualist who is a 200 Level student of the University of Port ... Read More »

SPECIAL REPORT: How Nigerian companies raked billions after CBN switched off dollar tap on 41 items

SPECIAL REPORT: How Nigerian companies raked billions after CBN switched off dollar tap on 41 items

When the Central Bank Nigeria, CBN, blocked official dollar access to importers of 41 low-skilled items, Baton Nigeria, an Ogun state-based company, was preparing to start a factory producing tooth picks – one of the items on CBN’s list. By August 2016 when the company’s production lines had kicked off, the policy had been in place for a year. Now, ... Read More »

U.S. court jails Nigerian hacker

U.S. court jails Nigerian hacker

Obinna Obioha, a Nigerian hacker, has been jailed for 51 months by a New York federal judge for operating a fraud scheme that swindled $6.5 million from businesses in the U.S. and elsewhere. U.S. District Judge David N. Hurd sentenced Mr. Obioha, 31, for running a scheme in which he instructed hackers to hack into computers and email accounts of ... Read More »

Govt officials received N400bn bribes in one year – NBS

Govt officials received N400bn bribes in one year – NBS

A total of N400bn was received in bribes by public officials within a period of one year, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday. The NBS stated this in its National Corruption Report, adding that 32.3 per cent of Nigerian adults who had contact with public officials between June 2015 and May 2016 had to pay bribes to the ... Read More »

Customs intercept FUNAAB bus conveying cannabis

Customs intercept FUNAAB bus conveying cannabis

The Ogun State Area Command, Nigeria Customs Service, says it has intercepted a Toyota Coaster bus laden with neatly concealed wraps of Indian hemp, along Imeko Afon area of the Idiroko border. The bus reportedly belongs to the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. The Controller of the command, Sani Madugu, disclosed the seizure on Tuesday at the command’s headquarters in ... Read More »

Airman who killed lover to die by hanging

Airman who killed lover to die by hanging

The Nigerian Air Force has sentenced to death by hanging Airman Kalu Bernard, for killing his lover, Solape Oladipupo, aka Shomzy Shomzy, on March 12, 2017. The judgment, which started 9am on Tuesday, dragged till 4pm when it was stood down before the panellists reconvened at 7.30pm. Reading out the 70-page  court findings, which lasted for about two hours, the ... Read More »

Lekki Gardens MD, Seven Others Arraigned For Manslaughter

Lekki Gardens MD, Seven Others Arraigned For Manslaughter

Five persons and three firms allegedly involved in the March 2016 Lekki building collapse which killed five persons have been arraigned before a Lagos High Court, sitting in the Igbosere area. They were arraigned following Justice Sybil Nwaka’s dismissal of an application challenging the competence of the charges filed against them. The first to fifth defendants are Managing Director of Lekki ... Read More »

Street traders stone KAI officer to death in Lagos

Street traders stone KAI officer to death in Lagos

Street traders have stoned an officer of the Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI) to death in Lagos. The KAI officer, identified as Moshood Ayeni was stoned at Iyana Oworo axis of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria. PM News gathered that Ayeni was stoned to death before Ogudu lay-by on the highway by traders on their way back to the office on Tuesday. An ... Read More »

Area Commanders, DPOs on payroll of fraudsters – Lagos CP alleges

Area Commanders, DPOs on payroll of fraudsters – Lagos CP alleges

Lagos State Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni has warned Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) in the state police command to shun bribery or leave the state, saying that some of them are on the payroll of fraudsters. Owoseni stated this during a lecture on Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officers at the Police Officers’ Wives’ Association (POWA) Hall, ... Read More »

Suicide Bombers Hit University Of Maiduguri Again

Suicide Bombers Hit University Of Maiduguri Again

Three male suicide bombers have attacked the University of Maiduguri. The incident occurred on Thursday night when the suicide bombers strapped IEDs to their bodies and gained entry into the premises of the university. In an attempt to enter the female hostels, they were intercepted by security operatives. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Borno State command, DSP Victor Isuku revealed ... Read More »

Breaking: Suicide Bomber Kills Two Nigerian Soldiers In Borno

Breaking: Suicide Bomber Kills Two Nigerian Soldiers In Borno

A female suicide bomber has killed two soldiers at a military camp behind the Internally Displaced People’s Camp in Mashimari town of Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State. Saharareporters gathered on Thursday that the bombing occurred at about 7:30 pm local time on Wednesday when the suspect detonated an improvised explosive device strapped to her body as the two soldiers approached her. A team of ... Read More »

Army arrests 126 Boko Haram terrorists in IDPs camp

Army arrests 126 Boko Haram terrorists in IDPs camp

The Nigeria Army on Wednesday 17th May,2017 said it had arrested about 126 suspected Boko Haram terrorists at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Damboa, Borno. Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, who made the disclosure while fielding questions from newsmen in Maiduguri, said the suspects were flushed out during mop up operations. Irabor said that the mop up was conducted after ... Read More »

NSCDC Nabs Candidate With Gun At JAMB Centre In Nasarawa State

NSCDC Nabs Candidate With Gun At JAMB Centre In Nasarawa State

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Nasarawa State has arrested a 21-year-old suspected candidate  for being in possession of firearms in one of the centres of the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in the state. Mr Bashir Lawal-Kano, the state commandant of the NSCDC, told newsmen in Lafia on Thursday that the suspect was arrested at the ... Read More »

Breaking: Suspected Herdsmen Kill Scores In Taraba

Breaking: Suspected Herdsmen Kill Scores In Taraba

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have killed scores in Takum and Kurmi Local Government Area in Taraba State. The residents of the areas are said to have fled their homes to seek refuge in neighbouring communities for fear of more attacks by the gunmen. Spokesman for the governor, Sylvanus Yakubu-Giwa confirmed the attack saying security agents have been deployed to ... Read More »

Mercy Aigbe’s Husband, Lanre Gentry Could Get Three Years In Jail if…

Mercy Aigbe’s Husband, Lanre Gentry Could Get Three Years In Jail if…

Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe-Gentry’s husband, Lanre, could face up to three years in prison if found guilty of the three charges levelled against him by a magistrate court in Lagos. The actress, last week admitted that she had been enduring an abusive marriage to Lanre Gentry as she shared pictures of her battered face on social media. She also claimed ... Read More »

Arms Possession: DSS Releases Suswam After 71 Days

Arms Possession: DSS Releases Suswam After 71 Days

After 71 days in the custody of the Department of States Security Service, DSS, former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, has been released. It was gathered that Hon  Suswam was released yesterday at about 3:30pm. The former governor had on 25 February, 2017 honoured invitation by the DSS over alleged possession of firearms and link with militia gang leader, ... Read More »

Osinbajo panel to submit report on Monday

Osinbajo panel to submit report on Monday

The Presidency on Wednesday said the presidential committee investigating the suspended Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayo Oke; and the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, will submit its report to President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday. The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice-President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a ... Read More »

Film-maker, Seun Egbegbe, nabbed again for another alleged N6.3m fraud

Film-maker, Seun Egbegbe, nabbed again for another alleged N6.3m fraud

Barely two months after a popular film-maker, Seun Karim, aka Seun Egbegbe, was arrested for allegedly stealing nine iPhones valued at millions of naira, he has returned to a police station for alleged fraud. PUNCH Metro learnt that Egbegbe was arrested around 1pm on Thursday along with one Ayo Oyekan on the Gbagada General Hospital premises after allegedly defrauding two ... Read More »