Man,49, Docked Over Alleged Assault, iPhone X Theft

Man,49, Docked Over Alleged Assault, iPhone X Theft

A 49-year-old man, Chidi Magnus, on Monday appeared before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly assaulting a man and stealing Apple iphone X valued at N550,000. The accused, whose address was not given, is facing a two-count charge of unlawful assault and stealing. The Prosecutor, Sgt. Modupe Olaluwoye, told the court that the accused committed the offences on Sept. 2, at Ajoke Salako str., in Gbagada area of Lagos. Olaluwoye said that the accused had stopped the complainant, Mr Bimbo Ayamgbayi, on his way to his shop and demanded for all valuables on him. She said that in the process of trying to collect all the items from the complainant, Magnus had given him a fist blow on his face, to prevent him from struggling, which rendered Ayamgbayi unconscious. Olaluwoye said the accused had also made away with Ayamgbayi’s gold necklace valued at N1.2 million, his Bluetooth device valued at N45,000, the pairs of shoe he was wearing valued at N85,000 and cash of N70,000. “My Lord, Ayamgbayi was struggling with the accused when he gave him a fist blow that landed him on the ground, unconscious. “It was passers-by that witnessed the whole confrontation that helped revive him and then called the attention of the police,’’ she said. The offences contravened Sections 171 and 287 of the Criminal laws of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised) which prescribes three-year jail term each for the offences. The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges. The Chief Magistrate, Oluwatoyin Oghere, in her ruling, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum. Oghere said that the sureties must be gainfully employed with an evidence of three years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government. She adjourned the case until Feb. 20 for trial. Source: Vanguard
‘I Don’t Care What My Customers Do With The guns I Sell’

‘I Don’t Care What My Customers Do With The guns I Sell’

The Niger State Police Command has apprehended 45-year-old Musa Mora from Babana in Borgu Local Government Area of the state for unlawful possession of firearms. The suspect was arrested with six locally made single barrel guns and three live cartridges. Northern City News learnt that the suspect and his accomplice, Babangida Rabiu, an indigene of Dangulu area of Zamfara State, who is still at large, had on two occasions travelled to Benin Republic to illegally purchase firearms. Mora told our correspondent that he bought the guns from Benin Republic and sold them to those who needed them for self-protection. “I buy and sell locally-made guns and I sell them to people who are in need of guns to protect themselves, but if they do any other thing with it, that is none of my business,” Mora said. The suspect stated that he had been involved in the business for six years before his accomplice joined him, adding that they were making money from gunrunning. Asked whether he regretted his action, the suspect said, “I do not regret anything; it is my source of livelihood; I used the money to take care of myself. I don’t kill people with the guns.” The command’s Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Abubakar, said the suspect had confessed to the crime. “The police will no longer tolerate unlawful possession of firearms in the state and we have warned people to desist from it or face the consequences of the law,” Abubakar stated. He said the suspect had been arraigned before a court. Source: Punch
Police Uncover Gang’s Plot To Attack Benue Bank

Police Uncover Gang’s Plot To Attack Benue Bank

Benue State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ene Okon, yesterday, disclosed that the command had uncovered a plot by an armed gang to attack a second generation bank in the state. Mr. Okon said in Makurdi that intelligence indicated that the gang planned to strike the state from the eastern part of the country, assuring that the command had fortified security in all banks in the state to forestall the attack. His words: “We got information that some bad boys are moving from the East to attack a second generation bank in the state and as such the command has fortified all banks in Benue State security-wise. “Immediately we got the information about the planned attack, we swung into action by visiting all the banks in the state with the information and also held a meeting with them and directed that they all mount closed circuit television, CCTV, in and around their bank premises.” Source: Vanguard
2 Docked Over Theft Of Cow Bones Worth N1.2M

2 Docked Over Theft Of Cow Bones Worth N1.2M

Two labourers were yesterday remanded in Kirikiri Prison by an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court for allegedly stealing cow bones worth N1. 2 million. Abubakar Abdullahi, 28, and Abdullahi Ibrahim, 22, were arraigned on a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing. According to the Police prosecutor, Sergeant Innocent Odugbo, the accused persons stole cow bones valued at N1.2 million, property of one Adedotun Ayodele. Odugbo told the court that the accused committed the offence with others still at large on November 28, at about 1.30a.m. at abattoir, Oko-Oba, Agege, Lagos. He said the accused brought sacks and loaded the bones in it. “The accused loaded the sacks with the cow bones; they were caught by a passer-by,” he added. The accused pleaded guilty to conspiracy but pleaded not guilty to stealing. Chief Magistrate S. K. Matepo remanded the duo in Kirikiri Prisons, pending sentence at the next date of adjournment. Matepo adjourned the case until December 12, 2018. Source: Vanguard
Man Kills Pregnant Girlfriend, Buries Her In His Room

Man Kills Pregnant Girlfriend, Buries Her In His Room

Operatives of Rivers State Police Command have exhumed the remains of Bertha Nwabueze, a young lady killed and buried by her lover in his bedroom. Prince Owabie was said to have on Sunday killed and buried his pregnant lover, Bertha, in his bedroom in Rumuepirikom community, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State on Sunday. Prince was on Wednesday, arrested by the Police after he allegedly informed his friends of the development. Confirming the development, the Public Relations Officer of the state Command, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, yesterday, said the remains of the victim have been exhumed from the bedroom where it was buried. Omoni noted that her corpse has been taken to the mortuary, adding autopsy would be conducted on the remains. The Police spokesman disclosed that the State Criminal Investigation Department has commenced an investigation in the incident, adding that justice must be served. Omoni said the command has pacified the family of the victim to ensure that there is no further breakdown of law and order, stating that peace has been maintained in Rumuepirikom. He said: “We have exhumed the remains of the girl for an autopsy. The boyfriend who killed her has confessed to the crime. “The State CID has commenced investigation. We will ensure justice in this matter. We have approached the family of the girl to calm negative reactions and sanity is restored.” Source: Vanguard