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7-Year-Old Girl Escapes Rape By 29-Year-Old Man In Kitchen

The quick intervention saved a seven-year-old girl from being raped by a 29-year-old man, Garba Yakubu, last week opposite the Central Mosque, Kuta Road, Minna, the state capital. It was gathered that the suspect lured his victim into his kitchen, tore her pant and was about having sex with her when the girl’s uncle, Abbas, met them in the act. An eyewitness disclosed that the victim’s uncle met her lying naked on the floor of the kitchen, where she narrated how the suspect attempted to have sex with her. One Mairo Ma’agi of the same address, it was further gathered, ...
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Police Nab Serial Killer, 4 Others

Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested an alleged serial killer, Ibrahim Abdullahi a.k.a Tiny and four others, at midnight in his Ijegun-Egba area hideout. The Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, in a statement, said that the suspect whose name sends shivers down the spine of residents of Satellite Town, Lagos, were arrested during an operation led by the Divisional Police Officer of Satellite Town Division, CSP Chike Oti, to rid the community of the violent activities of criminals. It would be recalled that the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Zubairu Muazu, had earlier in ...
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EFCC Declares NIA Ex-DG Oke, And Wife Wanted

Former Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ayodele Oke, and his wife, Folasade, has been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly failing to respond to the fraud charges filed against them. Justice Chukwujeku Aneke of a Federal High Court, Lagos, had on February 7, 2019 issued an arrest warrant on the duo, consequent upon an oral application by counsel to the anti-graft agency, Rotimi Oyedepo. Oke and his wife are wanted in connection with the $43,449,947; £27,800 and N23,218,000 cash recovered by the commission from an apartment at Osborne Road, Ikoyi, ...
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Police Kill 4 Robbers That Shot NYSC Members In Delta

Four suspected robbers reported to have shot three members of the Nigeria Youth Service Corps, NYSC, have been killed by a combined team of policemen and local vigilante in Kokori, Ethiope East local government area of Delta State. Confirming the incident yesterday, a member of the vigilante team said the hoodlums and other flying members of the gang had been terrorizing residents of Isiokolo and environs with security operatives being on their trail for the past few days. The source who spoke on condition of anonymity, said: “A combined team of security operatives made up of the Police and vigilante, ...
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Policemen Kill Civil Defence Officer In Abuja

Mr. Ogar Jumbo, an Assistant Superintendent of Nigerians Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) was yesterday in Nyanya, Abuja beaten and killed by policemen for violating traffic rules. The incident occurred at Nyanya market in front of a branch of Redeemed Church near military checkpoint in the morning. It was gathered that the officer was taking his kids and wife to school when he made a U- turn at a wrong location to enable him meet up with the time. The policemen who were on duty in the area were said to have stopped him for violating the traffic rules ...
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10 Die In Fresh Herdsmen Attack On Guma Council

No fewer than 10 persons were feared dead in a fresh attack on Tse Ioreleegeb, Babai council ward of Guma Local Government area of Benue State by suspected herdsmen. However the State Police Command said it recorded five deaths in the attack. It was gathered from a source in the area that the marauders who stormed the community in a commando fashion in the late hours of Tuesday from neighbouring Nasarawa State, attacked the community shooting sporadically and killing anyone in sight. According to the source, “the invaders also burnt down houses, huts and farmlands in the community. As we ...
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15-year-Old Pupil Drowns In Lagos River

A 15-year-old pupil of Waymark Image Live Community School, Oke-Ira, Oko Afo, off the Lagos-Badagry Expressway, Lagos, Elijah Okiki, has reportedly drowned in a river in the area. It was gathered that 10 of the pupils of the school, between the ages of 13 and 15, left the school after the closing hour on Monday and headed for the Doghokiri community, Oko Afo, to bath in the river. In the process, Okiki was said to have disappeared in the water. A resident of the area, who did not want his name in print, said Okiki was later brought out of ...
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Police Arraign Applicant For Allegedly Beating Up Policemen

The police on Wednesday accused an applicant, Khadijat Aminu, in a Karmo Upper Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly beating up a policeman and resisting arrest. The police charged Aminu, of no fixed address with mischief and resisting arrest. The prosecutor, Ijeoma Ukagha, told the court that the defendant tore the shirt of Mr Okoh Godwin a policeman when the team officers attached to the Utako Police Station Abuja on crime prevention were on patrol in a black spot in Wuse II Abuja on March 18. The prosecutor said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 167 and 327 of the ...
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Stray Bullet Kills 18-Year-Old In Lagos During Police Gunfight With Cultists, Kidnappers

An 18-year-old girl, Hadiyat Sikiru, has been has been shot dead by a stray bullet during a crossfire between suspected cultists/kidnappers and Police officers in Adamo community, Ikorodu area of Lagos. It was stated that after a team of policemen on surveillance raided the community, following a tip-off that suspected cultists that specialised in kidnapping and killing people for ritual, were hibernating in the area. On sighting the Police, the suspects allegedly opened fire and equally used some of their hostages as human shields, forcing the Police to retaliate. In the process a stray bullet hit Hadiyat Sikiru. The death ...
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Two Students Injured As Suspected Cultists Invade Two Schools In Benin

There was chaos at Akenzua Secondary School and Ihogbe College, both in Benin, the Edo State capital when suspected cultists invaded the schools and injured two students. The two secondary schools that were invaded by thugs who used guns, cutlass and knives, are adjacent to each other and are located along ICE Road off Wire Road. Panicky teachers and students ran for safety when the cultists stumbled into the school, shooting sporadically and violently attack the students. It was gathered that, the cultists reportedly came for their target in the area but some hotheaded students who were said to be ...
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