Friday July 25th, 2014
Friday July 25th, 2014
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Countering Boko Haram : Desired results may take a while — Olaoye

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The continuous killing of innocent lives in the North is so unfortunate and very disheartening. The government at this critical stage should not allow the shedding of innocent blood not to mention the magnitude of the losses recorded.

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Protests as rapists go on rampage in Anambra

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VIC

THE spate of rampant rape and defilement of young girls in Anambra State is now giving many parents and guardians cause for concern. From one community to the other, there has been incessant cases of rape, defilement and de-flowering of young girls most of whom were teenagers and even minors.

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‘My hand has been paralyzed for a crime I knew nothing about’

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thevic

FOR Mr. Edward Abele, life has not been the same since he was severely beaten by a witch doctor around Agege area on the orders of a Nigerian Ambassador to one of the African countries (names withed).

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Soldiers, police, hoodlums, clash in Enugu

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Police Anti-bomb officers work near the engine of the Jeep used by the suicide bomber that ravaged ThisDay Newspapers in Abuja on April 26, 2012. AFP PHOTO

There was pandemonium in the Coal City, Enugu, weekend, during a bloody clash between soldiers and the police which took place at Ibagwa-Nike area of the town leaving a yet-to-be identified person dead.

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Day of rage as bandits rampage Benue

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Mobile policemen on duty  Photo: Bunmi Azeez

THERE was pandemonium in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, midweek, when four dare-devil, heavily armed robbers laid siege on the ever-busy Ishaya Bakut road, less than 500 meters from the ‘B’ Division Police station in the heart of the town. They shot and killed two Police officers attached to the Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS.

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OP MESA soldier goes berserk, shoots colleague, father of four to death over N500

  /   in Crime Alert 3:55 am   /   Comments

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On the first Monday of February 2014 when many looked forward to the new month with aspirations, tragedy struck at Ayinla Junction in Agbado area of Ijaiye Ojokoro Local Government Area of Lagos: the life of a 36-year-old tricyclist, Richard Samuel, was allegedly terminated by a trigger-intoxicated OP MESA official, simply identified as Mohammed, over the tricyclist’s failure to pay an illegal daily levy of N500.

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Why we kidnapped our grandma- Madueke brothers

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Madueke111

LAST year December, Madam Adafor Madueke, an 89 year-old grandmother, was full of life as she was expecting her children and grand children residing outside her Amaeku village, Adazi Ani in Anaocha local government area of Anambra State, to return for Christmas celebrations.

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Police notorious dungeon wears new look

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FED-SARS

FOR years, the office of the Federal Anti-Robbery Squad, FedSARS, Adeniji-Adele, Lagos, situated very close to Isale Gangan in Lagos Island, was highly dreaded by both criminals and passersby.

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The sight of teenagers forced into pregnancy was horrendous – Police Commissioner

  /   in Crime Alert 12:18 am   /   Comments

katsina-Imo

In the case of Madam 1,000, what we saw could shatter the strongest of hearts. It was a case of man’s inhumanity to man! This type of inhumanity is special in the sense that the victims of the inhumanity are innocent babies, totally defenceless human beings. Their crime is simple: they happen to find themselves in a world or in the midst of gluttonous vultures, who understand nothing but quick money or wealth.

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Police Harassment: Merchant Navy boss petitions IG

  /   in Crime Alert 12:03 am   /   Comments

*IGP Abubakar

THE Divisional Police Officer[DPO],Asokoro Police Station, Mr Nnanna Amah, is in the news again. This time, he is being alleged to be involved in the harassment of the leader of the Nigerian Merchant Navy, Comrade Allen B. Edema, who has petitioned the Inspector General of Police, alleging attempts on his life, by the DPO.

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DSS arrests suspected serial rapist for ‘de-flowering’ a 23-year old girl

  /   in Crime Alert 12:59 am   /   Comments

DSS OPEARTIVES

ONITSHA – Men of the Directorate of State Services, DSS in Anambra State have arrested a middle-aged man for allegedly raping and deflowering a 23-year-old secondary school girl in Obosi, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

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Concerned Nigerians raise dust over anti-Nigerian policies by Italian Oil and Gas Company

  /   in Crime Alert 12:10 am   /   Comments

President Goodluck Jonathan

Some concerned Nigerians have alleged that a Lagos-based Italian Oil and Gas company, Saipem, engages in what they called ‘anti-Nigerian Policies ‘ to the detriment of its work force and against the governing laws of Nigeria. They called on President Goodluck Jonathan to urgently intervene in the matter.

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How octogenarian wife of traditional ruler died in the custody of her kidnappers

  /   in Crime Alert 7:51 pm   /   Comments

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Nine notorious kidnappers and a native doctor suspected to be masterminds of the kidnap and subsequent killing of 84-year-old wife of Igwe of Abbah-Igogoro in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area, who were recently arrested by the Police in Enugu, have given graphic accounts of how they carried out the heinous crime.

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Septuagenarian jail bird caught raping 7-yr-old pupil

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The  rape suspect and  the victim

The people of Akure, Ondo State capital were shocked last week when, a 71-year- old night guard/hunter, Alhaji Ganiyu Kolawole lured a 7-year-old girl, Taye Juliana with a biscuit into his ramshackle room and raped her in broad day light.

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DSS clamps down on fraudsters that swindle shareholders

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Chukwu

FOUR suspects who specialize in defrauding Nigerian shareholders of their dividends are in the net of the Anambra State command of the Department of State Service, DSS, and have been narrating how unsuspecting investors lost millions of naira through their nefarious activities.

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Mother Theresa ‘resurrects’ in Lagos: Rescues sick female tenant thrown out by landlady

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By Emma Nnadozie To adherents of the Catholic faith, Mother Theresa is associated with kindness and giving help to the helpless.  In fact, her selfless services during her era turned her into a matyr and resulted in her canonization by Pope John Paul 11, after her death. Last week in Lagos, Mother Theresa resurrected in

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BOKO HARAM DEADLY ATTACKS IN BORNO: The revenge, sabotage theory

  /   in Crime Alert 12:08 am   /   Comments

A picture taken from a video distributed to journalists in recent days through intermediaries and obtained by AFP on March 5, 2013 reportedly shows Abubakar Shekau (C), the suspected leader of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, flanked by six armed and hooded fighters in an undisclosed place.

Like a thief in the night, Boko Haram insurgents numbering about 300 and allegedly consisting of foreign mercenaries from Mali, Niger, Chad and even Libya, believed to have been hired by wealthy persons purportedly with axe to grind with the political architecture as presently constituted at the federal level, struck in Maiduguri, Borno State capital.

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POWER SHOW: Top police officer ordered attack that nearly killed me — EFCC official

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Mohammed-Abubakar

IN the military or para-military parlance, espirit d’corps is used to reflect the harmony or spirit of togetherness amongst officers working towards achieving a common goal and it is in most cases observed and respected. But that was not the case for Mr. Effa Okim, a detective and staffer of the Economic and Finance Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abuja office.

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Killing of policemen in Lagos – Police declare war

  /   in Crime Alert 12:30 am   /   Comments

Lagos Commissioner of Police

Angered by the recent killing of five policemen in Lagos State by some armed robbers, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police Umar Manko,has declared an all-out war against criminals in all the nooks and crannies of the state. Manko is believed to have given special directives to the officer in charge of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Abba Kyari, to fish out the criminals that perpetrated the act without delay.

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Controversy trail claims of neglect by wounded security guard

  /   in Crime Alert 12:10 am   /   Comments

*Before he was shot and Looking a shadow of his old self

The claims of a 36-year-old guard attached to a private security company in Lagos that he was neglected by the company after he sustained injuries from a bullet wound has been debunked by the company, Pahek Security. The company stated that the guard was offered adequate medical services but he absconded from the hospital and disappered to his vilage only to re-surface a year later to make frivolous claims. They further stated that the guard’s story was convoluted giving room for doubts over his claims adding that he was gainfully offered empoyment in spite of the state of his health.

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Why Young Shall Grow boss was attacked

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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN (left) with Chairman/ Chief Executive Officer of  Young Shall Grow Motors Limited, Chief  Vincent Obianodo, who is  recuperating after the attack by unknown gunmen.

IF those that wanted to snuff life out of the philanthropic and amiable popular transporter and Chairman of Young Shall Grow Motors, Chief Vincent Obianodo, had succeeded, his last words on earth could have been the wild exclamation which he uttered as soon as the hoodlums started firing volleys of bullets into his car, penultimate Tuesday.

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How we stole N700m at Ikeja Airport – K Money

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The Ikeja airport robbery gang with their box of rifles and charms

They carted away N700 million from a bureau de change operator. Each member, including the informant, a cart pusher at the airport, got N90million, an amount that could have turned their lives around. But barely one year after that operation, Felix Sunday, a.k.a. K-Money, a native of Delta State became broke and went back to robbery.

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Pandemonium at Seme border

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*Customs boss, Dikko

A TRIGGER-happy customs Officer has reportedly shot dead a villager at Seme, border area of Lagos and injured two others. The deceased identified as Friday Poku was driving into Nigeria in a red Volkswagen Jetta car with registration number GGE 81 AH along with three of his friends when the incident occurred.

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Drama in court as lawyer, client quarrel over presentation of dud cheque

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*Accused in an altercation with lawyer after the court session

A mild drama unfolded at the Surulere Magistrate court, Lagos, after a woman alleged to have presented a dud cheque to her lawyer as payment for his legal services attempted to out smart him.

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Enugu Police boss tasks policemen on professionalism

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OFFICERS and men of Umuabor Division of Nigeria Police Force, Enugu State Command have been charged to be professional in the discharge of their duties. This charge was given by the Enugu State Commissioner of Police Abubakar Adamu Mohammed, when he led some key officers of the command on a visit to the area as part of his tour of divisions and formations under his command.

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Local government councils in Niger donate 50 vehicles to the Police

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In its efforts to beef up security in the state, Niger state government through its 25 Local government Councils has donated 50 Toyota Carina vehicles to the state police command. Each of the Councils purchased two of the vehicles to complement the 50 brand new Toyota Hilux vans with inbuilt security gadgets donated by the state government to the police command and other security Agencies in the state last year.

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Three teens docked for armed robbery

  /   in Crime Alert 12:05 am   /   Comments

Three teenagers and a 20-year-old man, Yusuf Lateef, have been arraigned before a Lagos State High Court in Igbosere, over a three-count-charge of conspiracy and armed robbery.

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Police arrest notorious robber plaguing south-west

  /   in Crime Alert 7:49 pm   /   Comments

The Leader of a notorious robbery gang terrorizing Lagos and other south-west states was Thursday, arrested by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Lagos.

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House wife pierces neighbour’s heart with knife during scuffle in Lagos

  /   in Crime Alert 4:56 am   /   Comments

*Stella

SATURDAY, June 22,2013, will for a long time remain indelible in the memory of Godwin Olah, 37, following an incident that claimed the life of his 28- year-old wife, Stella, during a row with a neighbour identified as Stella Omoigiafo Gilbert (31). The suspect, a mother of one, allegedly pierced the heart of the deceased, a mother of three aged between six and three, with a knife after a scuffle in their compound.

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How $92,000 scam landed suspected serial fraudster in EFCC net

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THESE are not the best of times for Dr. Princewell Arinze Chukwueze, an alleged fraudster who is currently cooling off inside the cells of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over an alleged case of fraud involving $92,000.

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Lagos Royal father raises alarm…

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THE last might not have been heard of the scuffle between two highly respected monarchs in Lagos state, as one of the parties, Oba Gbolahan Akanbi Timson, the Jagunmolu of Shomolu/ Bariga area of the state during the week raised an alarm over alleged threat to his life and that of members of his family by some individuals alleged to be loyal to HRH Oba Rilwan Akinlolu, the Oba of Lagos.

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Two brothers, another arrested over SMS threat

  /   in Crime Alert 12:10 am   /   Comments

Operatives at the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS Ikeja Lagos, have arrested two brothers and their friend for sending a threat message to a proprietress of a school in Igando area of Lagos, pretending to have been hired to kill her.

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