In Brief

Military, DSS arrest 14 suspects for Alex Badeh’s murder

The Nigerian military and the Department of State Services have arrested 14 suspects for alleged involvement in the killing of a former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh. The suspects were arrested by a Joint Investigative Panel, which was set up by the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin, and coordinated from the Defence Headquarters, Abuja. The suspects were to be brought to the Mogadishu Cantonment, Abuja on Tuesday, where they would be paraded before newsmen. The parade was later postponed, according to the DHQ due to “some hitches.” The Nigeria Police Force had in December ...
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Police Arraign Man For Allegedly Stealing Bible, Phone From Church

The police on Wednesday arraigned a 22-year-old man, Eniola Kareem, in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing a Bible and phone worth N2,500 from Word Life Bible Church, Ayobo, Lagos. Kareem, who resides at No. 22, Ijesha St., Ayobo in Lagos, is charged with theft. The Prosecution Counsel, Sgt. Samuel Mishozumu, told the court that Kareem committed the offence on May 19. Mishozumu said the defendant unlawfully entered the church at Amule Ayobo in Lagos, and stole a Bible and a Nokia phone valued N2,500 property of Ms Fatima Adeyibo. He told the court that Kareem was caught by ...
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NDLEA In Kano State Intercepts 6,726kg Of Hard Drugs, Arrests 725 Suspects

Dr Ibrahim Abdul, the Commander, National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Kano State says the command seized a total of 6,726,012 kilogrammes of hard drugs from June 2018 till date. The commander made the disclosure at a news conference on Tuesday in Kano as part of events to mark International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking, celebrated annually on June 26. The day was set aside by UN to bring to the fore, challenges encountered by countries and individuals through illicit drugs sale and consumption, as well as step up campaigns on its ills. Abdul said that ...
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Man, 45, Hangs Self In Bayelsa State

A middle-aged man said to hail from Enugu State has committed suicide in Etegwe-Epie, a suburb of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital. The 45-years-old man identified as Oliver Osieme, hanged himself inside his room. IT was stated that the deceased, a truck driver, committed the act in an apartment owned by a lady who he is cohabiting with. It was further reported that earlier, the victim with the lady and a teenage girl staying with them had morning devotion together before the woman left for her business at Tombia roundabout while the teenager left for school. Neighbours said it was the ...
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Auto Police Arraign 3 Men For Attempted Armed Robbery

The police on Tuesday arraigned three men in a Kabusa Grade I Area court for allegedly belonging to a gamg of thieves. The police charged Aliyu Jibrin , Bode Magaji, and Sani Audu, who resides in Mpape, with attempt to commit robbery. The prosecutor, Mahmud Lawal, told the court the defendants committed the offence on Feb. 4, in Keffi Village, Kabusa. Lawal informed the court that the three defendants were arrested by a surveillance patrol team of the village. He informed the court that the defendants were then handed over to the police by the District Head of the village ...
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Police Rescued 3 Abducted Lebanese Nationals In Rivers

Rivers Police Command says it has rescued three Lebanese nationals who were abducted at a construction site in Andoni Local Government of Rivers on June 8. The command Spokesman, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the rescue in a statement in Port Harcourt on Tuesday. “The three Lebanese nationals abducted on June 8 about 7.40am at a construction site in Andoni have been rescued unhurt. “The victims were rescued as a result of intense pressure mounted on them by the police and strategic role played by Chairman of Andoni area, Lawrence Paul. “The victims are: Tony Stephan, Chandy Lahoud and Emile Skaff ...
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Man Tricks Wife To Sell Baby For N150,000 In Anambra

A 27-year old man has been arrested by the police for allegedly selling his 3-day old baby boy in Ozubulu, Ekwusigo local government area of Anambra State. The suspect, Chukwuma Enemuo was said to have sold the baby at the sum of N150,000 after lying to his wife that the baby died after delivery. It was gathered that the suspect conspired with one Obi Chidubem to sell the baby said to be the first issue of the parents. The baby was reportedly sold to one Mrs Anulika Okafor, a native of Uruokwe village, Ozubulu. The police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, who ...
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Court Imprisons Pastor Who Faked Own Kidnap

For faking his own kidnap to obtain ransom from unsuspecting congregants, a Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has remanded a priest, Reverend Peter Adegoke Adewuyi (30) in prison custody. Adewuyi was remanded alongside his accomplice in the crime Oluwadare Ajewole (25) by the court presided over by Mrs Omolola Akosile, pending their next appearance in court. The Police had on June 11 arrested the duo and slammed them with the counts of aiding, arranging and abetting kidnapping. The priest had claimed that he was kidnapped between Ijebu Jesa and Aramoko while on a journey which turned out to ...
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JAMB Candidate Arrested For Upgrading Score To 290

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) yesterday arrested one Adah Eche for fraudulently upgrading his scores in the recent Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME) from 153 to 290. Eche, 19, allegedly engaged some fraudsters through Facebook and Whatsapp platforms, having come across an advertisement that claimed to upgrade 2019 JAMB results. The arrested candidate, who fell for the trick, quickly contacted the numbers and requested that his scores be upgraded from 153 to 200, but they later settled for 290. After transferring some monies to the scammers, he then wrote a letter to JAMB informing them that they made ...
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Tricycle Operator Nabbed Over Rape Of Passenger In Abuja

A 33-year- old tricycle operator, Mr. Victor Achianu, has been arrested by the police for allegedly raping his passenger at Gidan Mangoro in Orozo, an Abuja suburb. The FCT police commissioner, Bala Ciroma, who stated this while briefing newsmen at the command headquarters in Abuja, on Friday, said the suspect took the victim from Jikwoyi en-route Gidan Daya in Orozo, then he drove to a secluded spot at Gidan Mangoro and raped her. He said the tricycle operator abandoned his tricycle and fled from the scene when the woman raised an alarm, which he said attracted the attention of some ...
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