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8 Robbers On Death Sentence Threaten Judge, Attack Journalists, Onlookers

There was drama, yesterday, at the premises of the Adamawa State High Court, Yola State, when eight convicted armed robbers went wild, assaulting warders, journalists and any other person in sight. The drama began in the courtroom moments after Justice Abdul’aziz Waziri sentenced the armed robbers to death by hanging after finding them guilty of a nine-count charge bordering on armed robbery and murder. The convicts started raining abuses on the presiding judge as soon as he pronounced the verdict, threatening to deal with him if they regained their freedom. It took the intervention of prison warders to calm the ...
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19-Year-Old Man Caught With Female Underwear

Police in Anambra State, yesterday, said they arrested a teenage boy for allegedly stealing a woman’s underwear for ritual purposes. The command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Haruna Mohammed, a Superintendent of Police, said in Awka that the suspect, 19, was apprehended on January 11, at Onitsha. Mohammed said: “On January 11, at about 6.48am, Police detectives attached to Central Police Station, Onitsha, arrested the suspect in Mbaitolu Local Government Area of Imo State. “The suspect allegedly stole a female pant washed and spread on a line at 21, Umuna Street, Odoakpu, Onitsha in Anambra.” He said that the suspect planned ...
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Ondo Police Arrest Two Security Guards Over Missing Underwear Of Clergy’s Daughter

Two Church security guards were on Wednesday, arrested by the men of the Ondo State Police Command over the disappearance of two underwear belonging to the daughter of the clergyman in charge of the church. The two suspects, Samuel Linus and Adekunle Ogundana, who were on night duty were alleged to have removed the underwear spread within the church vicarage by the young lady around 9pm and disappear before dawn. It was gathered that the young lady raised the alarm around 6am the following day after discovering that the two pants spread on the line at the back of her ...
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Couple, Child Die In Ondo Road Accident

Three persons, on Wednesday, lost their lives in a fatal auto accident that occurred in the Olokuta area on the Ondo-Akure Expressway in the Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo State. The victims were suspected to be a couple and their son but their identities had yet to be determined as of the time of filing this report. It was gathered that the driver of the truck took to his heels immediately after the crash. According to an eyewitness, the accident occurred around 8am and involved a black Toyota Corolla car with number plate FGB 940 AA, and a ...
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80-year-old Man Drags Lover To Police For Refusal To Conceive

An 80-year-old Ugandan businessman, Eriasa Kakaire, has dragged his 23-year-old live-in lover, Fauza Nabirye, to the police for allegedly failing to get pregnant, even after they had agreed to have a baby together. Kakaire, who already has two wives and has fathered other children told the police that they had been living together for the past two years, and that Nabirye had agreed to become his wife, as well bear his child, reports Daily Monitor. All was well in their home, until two months ago, when Nabirye allegedly disappeared with her employer and some property that Kakaire said belonged to ...
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Customs Seize 3,101 Bags Of Smuggled Rice In Zone C

The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘C’, Owerri, Imo State, says it has seized over 3,101 bags of foreign rice among other illegal goods with Duty Paid Value of N591m. Southern City News gathered that the goods, packed at the Customs warehouses in Calabar, Enugu, and Benin, were seized by mobile patrol team operatives of the unit at different locations within the zone’s jurisdiction. Displaying the confiscated items at the Edo State Customs Warehouse, Aduwawa, Benin City, on Tuesday, the Customs Area Controller, Kayode Olusemire, stated that the intelligence and smartness of the Benin mobile team operatives led ...
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19-Year-Old Boy Defiles Sisters Aged 6, 8

An Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State, yesterday, remanded a 19-year-old man, Andrew Chinedu, in prison over alleged defilement of two sisters, aged eight and six years. The magistrate, Mrs E. Kubeinje, said that Chinedu was to spend the next 65 days in prison pending the receipt of legal advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions, DPPs. Kubeinje, who gave the ruling, also refused to take the plea of the accused. Chinedu, an apprentice, who resides in Irawo, is standing trial on a two-count charge of child defilement and sexual assault. At the commencement of the case, the prosecutor, ...
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Tenant, 31, Beats 63-Year-Old Landlord In Lagos

A 31-year-old tenant, Abass Babatunde, was yesterday arraigned in Lagos for beating up his 63-year-old landlord. Babatunde, who resides at No. 8 Omo Osagie St., Iju Ishaga, a Lagos suburb, is facing a two-count charge of assault and malicious damage before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court. The Prosecutor, Sgt. Michael Unah, told the court that the accused allegedly assaulted his landlord, Mr Rahmon Adewale, by punching him on the face, following an unresolved argument. He said that the accused committed the offences on December 26, 2018 at about 9.30p.m. at his residence. Unah said that the accused maliciously damaged the ...
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Truck kills Mother, Child In Lagos

Many could not hold back their tears yesterday afternoon, at the popular Oshodi Bus Stop, Lagos, over the sight of a mother and child crushed by a truck. It was gathered that the truck moving inward Oshodi Oke had a failed break and the driver in trying to get the truck to a halt rammed into the woman hawking sachet water with her baby strapped to her back. An eyewitness, Bose Daniel, said the mother and child died instantly and that the driver of the truck fled the scene immediately for fear of being lynched by angry mob. But the ...
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Three Die In Fresh Kaduna Attack

No fewer than three persons were feared killed during an attack by unidentified gunmen on Sunday night between Asso and Tanda Bridge in the Gwong Chiefdom of the Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The Chairman of the Jema’a Local Government, Mr Peter Averik, who confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, said the attack took place around 7.30p.m. when unidentified gunmen opened fire on innocent persons who were walking along the Asso and Tanda bridge. “I was told the gunmen, who seemed to be advancing, opened fire on the pedestrians over fears that ...
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