Tuesday July 7th, 2015
Tuesday July 7th, 2015
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Burning desire for revenge drove me to kill ex-FUTA VC –Sacked driver

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78-year- old former Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Ondo State, Prof. Albert Ilemobade, who was gruesomely murdered by his domestic staff on June 21, seemed to have had premonition of death.

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The implication of toying with Mr. President’s security – Ejiofor, ex-DSS Director

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•Ejiofor

In this interview, a security consultant and former Director of the Department of Security Service, Mike Ejiofor, speaks on the implication of the withdrawal of the DSS personnel from protecting the president.

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Sport Betting: Peacemaker killed in brawl, 3 in Police net

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The Suspects

We started arguing and Ibrahim broke a bottle on my head. I ran away. I am not the one that stabbed him. I don’t know who stabbed him on the head and his arm.” Confirming the incident, Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, said the police is still investigating the suspects to ensure that the culprits are brought to book.

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Herbalist: I sent kidnappers after rich clients

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•All suspects: From left:  Mukaila Dauda (herbalist), Ahmed Adebanjo, Tunde Akilo,(motorcyclist), Sunkanmi Dacosta and Lateef Agboola.

*Says he collected N300,000 on each abduction victim kept in his custody By Evelyn Usman The visit of stern looking policemen in three vans to Odubotu compound, located in Okesopen area of Ijebu-Igbo,Ogun state, sent fear down the spine of members of the sleepy community. The armed men reportedly jumped out of the vehicles and

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Taming Terror: Anatomy of the female suicide bomber!

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Female-suicide-bombing-tren

For over six years now, Boko Haram insurgents unleashed a reign of terror which claimed thousands of lives with Borno, Yobe, Bauchi, Gombe and Adamawa States badly hit, later degenerating into suicide bombings. Girls are recruited as suicide bombers.

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Ondo kidnappers who sell human parts

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*Chief Okeowo

Sometime, three years ago, the head of Ago Oyinbo Community in Okitipupa area of Ondo State, Chief Moyebbi Okeowo, met about 15 persons under the guise that they were movie producers looking for a remote community to shoot a film.

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I armed cult group for N30,000 – 65-yr-old blacksmith

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*Najim Bakare (right) with other suspects

A 65-year-old, arrested alongside three others for allegedly indulging in cult activities, has claimed poverty led him into selling arms. The suspect, who identified himself as Najim Bakare, said: “I got involved in selling guns because I was poor and needed to make ends meet.”

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Men who abducted me wore police uniform— Fashola, oil chief

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Fashola at the kidnappers den

He would consider himself a lucky man after he was kidnapped in November last year by five armed men clad in police uniform who crossed his Range Rover Sport Utility Vehicle at Isheri Roundabout, Idimu, Lagos. $400,000 was demanded as ransom for his release, but four days into negotiations, operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, led by SP Abba Kyari, stormed the den where he was being held by his captors and rescued him unhurt.

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How our father raped us — daughters

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The children, aged between 14 and 17.

Oyo State Police Command has arrested a man who allegedly defiled his two under-aged biological daughters and two of his nieces, all between 14 and 17 years.

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Killing of 6-month-old baby: Bereaved mother pleads for justice

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Since her only child was violently taken from her back and flung to the ground at the peak of a bloody clash between loyalists of Ajoriwin of Irawo,Oba Musiliu Ademola, and her husband, which allegedly resulted in the death of six-month-old Azeem, Mrs. Wahab Adijat has been a shadow of herself. Irawo is in Atisbo Local Government area of Oyo State.

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End of the road: How Police arrested robber on wedding day

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Policeman get sets to quell protect of students of Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye in Abeokuta

Olumide Asiyanbi, a suspected notorious robber, is not new in the business of making others cry by maiming and dispossessing them of their hard-earned monies and valuables.

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Plateau: ‘Even soldiers run as terrorists return with deadlier intent’

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Plateau State, in the last three weeks, has witnessed renewed attacks which claimed scores of lives leading to the imposition of curfew in seven of its 17 local government areas. In this interview, the state Association of Local Governments, ALGON, Chairman and Chairman, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area, one of the affected councils, Emmanuel Loman, speaks on the attacks and other issues.

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‘Some ex-militant leaders are instigating crisis in Amnesty Programme’

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...Militants

Ex-militant leaders under Amnesty Programme Phase 2 have faulted the allegations made by purported ex- militant leaders against the Chairman of the programme, Mr. Kingsley Kuku, saying they were baseless, unfounded and politically motivated. In this interview, Delta State Chairman of the Amnesty Programme Phase 2, Mr. Kingsley Muturu, warns against orchestrated attacks on Kuku.

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Sambisa Forest: I never believed we would make it out alive — Rachael, Christian hostage

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Penultimate Saturday, 275 rescued victims of Boko Haram were moved from Sambisa forest to the Malkohi Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camp on the outskirts of Yola, Adamawa State capital. The victims, women and children, were driven into the camp amid tight security. They arrived the camp after almost three days journey which forced the victims to be exhausted. Many of them, especially kids, could not alight from the vehicles that brought them. They had to be assisted by officials of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, the Red Cross, the military and other agencies in the camp.

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Activities of Fulani herdsmen worry South-East people

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UMUAHIA-THE activities of Fulani herdsmen in some communities have become a source of great worry to the people of the South East zone. The people are worried that Fulani herdsmen have continued to kill, maim and rape women in most of the routes where they pass with their cattle for grazing wondering why the security agencies turn blind eyes to complaints from victims of robbery and rape committed by the suspected Fulani herdsmen.

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Pirates take over Akwa Ibom waterways

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IWUOKPOM—FOR seven months running, sea bandits have been on the prowl in the waterways of Ibeno Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, attacking fishermen, impounding their equipment, including speedboats and collecting huge ransoms for the release of the confiscated items with Police and Navy unable to come to their rescue. While the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Gabriel Achong, said there was a limit policemen could go on the high sea, a top Navy official said the personnel were not equipped to fight sea robbers.

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Acting IGP Solomon Arase: An officer and a gentleman

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Mr Solomon Arase Acting IGP

Ag. IGP Solomon E. Arase, fdc., NPM was born on 21 June, 1956. A 1980 Political Science graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, he holds an LL.B degree from University of Benin and LL.M from Lagos State University, specialising in Corporate Management and Finance Law. He is also a holder of Master’s degree in Strategic Studies from University of Ibadan, Fellow of Nigeria Defence College, (fdc), and recipient of the National Police Medal (NPM).

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Confession of A Prince: We love robbing Okada riders!

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The suspects

A prince of Ishawo in Ikorodu, Lagos, Oladimeji Orisan, and three others are cooling off in the cells of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Ikeja, Lagos State, for allegedly terrorising and robbing residents, commuters and commercial cyclists, popularly known as Okada riders.

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Abba: The fall of the IGP with the shortest tenure

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Suleiman Abba

Nigerians woke up on August 1, 2014 , with the news of the appointment of Suleiman Abba , as the 17th indigenous Inspector-General of Police, by President Goodluck Jonathan. He took over from Mr. Mohammed Abubakar , with the pledge to do whatever was necessary to halt violent crimes in the country.

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I went into armed robbery to feed my baby, pay school fees – Nursing mother

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Amira (second right) with fellow suspects

A 32-year-old nursing mother, who was caught for alleged armed robbery in Lagos, has blamed her plight on the huge financial burden on her.

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How community leader was clubbed to death after failed knife attack – Eye witness

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Policeman get sets to quell protect of students of Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye in Abeokuta

A suspected lunatic has attacked and killed the community Chairman of Agbarha-Otor, vigilante outfit Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State, Mr Kingsley Ejirefe in cold blood.

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Our expectations from Buhari on Amnesty Programme— ex-militant leader

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Akpodoro

He is the President, National Coalition of Ex-Agitators, NCE-A. ‘General’ Israel Akpodoro was in partnership with the President Goodluck Jonathan-led administration to mop up arms and ammunition from militants in the Niger Delta after the declaration of amnesty by the Federal Government. In this interview,.Akpodoro bares his mind on the reasons behind the adoption by the coalition of Buhari, weeks before the presidential election.

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We regard any crime in FCT as a big issue — Police Chief

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Wilson-Inalegwu, FCT Police Commissioner

FCT Police Commissioner, Wilson Inalegwu, assumed office September 15, 2014. Before then, he served in the United Nations Peacekeeping operation in Sierra Leone and was also in charge of the police at the Presidential Villa. In this interview, he explains the challenges of fighting crime where the seat of power resides as well as preparations for the 2015 elections

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2 feared dead as dare-devil robbers hit Kubwa police!

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Residents of Kubwa, an Abuja suburb, are living in fear as armed robbers have continued to unleash terror on them; even the police are not spared by these criminals.

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Jos Bombing: We saw bomb blow away traffic warden – Eye witness

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•Survivors: Baba Umaru

In the late afternoon of Thursday, when residents of Jos, the Plateau State capital, witnessed the first rain of the year, many were elated as the heavy showers brought coolness to the environment.

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‘Spiritual attack forced my son into robbery’

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•Taiwo and gang

A MIDDLE- aged mother of four sent shock waves into the the spines of police detectives in Lagos recently, when, on seeing her first son being paraded as a suspected armed robber, she broke down and started crying out loud, telling everybody that cared to listen that his son could not have, ordinarily, done any bad thing.

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How we planned to rob bank — Ex-bank cleaner and friend

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•The suspects, Akpan and Ugochukwu

THE police in Lagos recently arrested two suspected members of a robbery gang that had been terrorising residents of Apapa and Wilmer Cresent areas of the state. The suspects identified as Ugochukwu Samuel(24)and Saturday Akpan (20) reportedly operate as early as 5am, dispossessing their victims, majority of whom were traders and defenceless workers, of cash and other valuables.

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2015 Elections: The police are prepared for all scenarios— Abubakar Adamu, Enugu CP

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Abubakar Adamu, CP Enugu

As the 2015 elections draw near, stakeholders, including INEC and security agencies, have been dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s to ensure the elections are credible and violence-free. In this interview, Enugu State Commissioner of Police and one time Vice President of INTERPOL Worldwide, Abubakar Adamu, speaks on the police preparation and other issues.

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I am now a Pastor, not a robber – declares suspected gang’s armourer

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A father of three who was arrested alongside three suspected members of a notorious robbery gang that had been terrorizing Lagos and its environs has confessed to be the gang’s armourer.

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Police foil bank robbery in Lagos

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Policeman get sets to quell protect of students of Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye in Abeokuta

Policemen attached to Area ‘B’ Command, Apapa, have foiled a bank robbery , arresting four suspected members of the gang.

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February polls: Indicators show there may be post-election violence —Rawlins, US security expert

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Recently, a former Minister of External Affairs, Professor Bolaji Akinyemi, warned of a possible post-election crisis this year and the need to do everything possible to avert or minimize it. There have also been calls from some quarters that the military has the right to protest. Following this development, Sunday Vanguard sought the views of forensic criminologist and the Security Coordinator at the American University of Nigeria, Yola, Dr Lionel Von Frederick Rawlins.

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We need foreign intelligence service to fight Boko Haram — Ebigwei

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Ebigwei-awards

Dr. Sylvan Ebigwei (MON) is immediate past chairman, Federal School of Dental Technology and Therapy, Enugu, president emeritus, Aka Ikenga and board member, Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital, Nnewi. He was recently honoured as Member of the Order of the Niger, MON, by the Federal Government. In this interview, he takes a look at the issues affecting the country

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