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.Read More →
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.Read More →
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.Read More →
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.Read More →
Policemen attached to Area ‘B’ Command, Apapa, have foiled a bank robbery , arresting four suspected members of the gang.Read More →
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.Read More →
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 countryRead More →
For leading an illegal duty, a Police Inspector and three other police officers are in soup in Ondo state Police Command.Read More →
ACTIVITIES of cult groups in some major towns in Ondo state has continued to attract public outcry in the last few months.Read More →
On May 23, 2014, when Mr. Sunday Obi, a retired staff of Chevron Company Ltd, Warri was served breakfast by his wife, Dora, little did he knew that that was going to be his last meal on earth. The late Obi was alleged to have been served acid instead of water to go along with the food. Two of his sons are fingered as among the three suspects.Read More →
Preparations for the dedication of the two months old son of Mrs Loricia Onunkwo, a Bauchi-based Igbo business woman, scheduled to take place on Sunday, November 9 at the Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church, Fadama Mada Parish, Bauchi, turned to a nightmare for the Onunkwo family when the nursing mother was brutally killed by gunmen .Read More →
Controversy is trailing the alleged indefinite detention, extortion and gross abuse of human rights by some policemen attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Ikeja, Lagos, against one Ekenechukwu Uwakwe, a motorcycle spare parts dealer at Ebute-Meta, Lagos.Read More →
Mr. Eduardo Cue is the international affairs editor with the French network France24.
The Mexican born graduate of the School of Journalism, Colombia University, in this interview, relives his experience as an international journalist. He also speaks on terrorism.Read More →
The existence of militant groups is not a new phenomenon in Africa but their increasing presence and violence has become a growing concern for countries in the continent. As a result of religious fundamentalism, tribal and ethnic tension, continued regional and political instability, and the extremist ideologies of groups to establish new states and reform old ones, Africa offers fertile ground for extremism.Read More →
It came like a friendly call, but ended up as the last call for Asomugha Ndubuisi, 25, a technician with a Suleja based private company. The ugly incident which took place on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, climaxed with Ndubuisi being dumped in the morgue.Read More →
A FEMALE robbery suspect, Joy Ugoro and three other accomplices, Eso Esoh Ekoh, Imoke Bassey, and Emmanuel Ohi Euba, said to be members of a notorious robbery gang in Calabar have been arrested by the Police in Cross River State.Read More →
The last thing on the mind of 44-year-old Philip Ewowo, as he walked home after the close of work last Friday, was not to end up being a victim of the lingering war between factions of social miscreants and rival cultists in Amukoko area of Lagos.Read More →
Residents of Erukun community in Itori, Ewekoro Local government Area of Ogun State, were jolted over the weekend after detectives stormed the area and arrested suspected members of a syndicate that hide under the cover of spiritualism to swindle unsuspecting members of the public.Read More →
A chance meeting with the newly posted police boss in Delta state, Alkali Baba Usman, was as astonishing as it was eventful. The soft-spoken officer displayed unusual candour rare among most of his colleagues. In fact, he behaved as if he had met a long-time friendRead More →
A suspected robber identified as James Olanrewaju said to be terrorizing residents of Ijora, Yaba, and it’s environs, has been arrested by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Ikeja, LagosRead More →
The Police in Akure, Ondo state, recently made a breakthrough by arresting 34 suspected criminals involved in various misdemeanors in and around the state. Among those arrested were suspected cultists,internet/cyber fraudsters, armed robbers and receivers of stolen vehicles.Read More →
Detectives attached to the International Criminal Police, INTERPOL, of the Nigeria Police have commenced investigation into circumstances surrounding the unlawful transfer of the sum of $180,000 at the Festac branch of Keystone bank in Lagos to a Chinese firm in spite of express instructions to halt the transfer of the fundsRead More →
A 45 year-old farmer ,John Ogunji, has allegedly killed his wife, Christianah Ogunji, in Okitipupa, Ondo State after an argument over sharing of a bag of garri (cassava flour).
Problem started, after the farmer suggested that the bag of garri be shared equally between the couple.
The excitement that comes from watching a football match when one is an avid supporter of a team coupled with poor health and overcrowding among other factors seem to have caused the death of a 60-year-old man in Byazhin, Abuja.Read More →
It is simply a situation that can be likened to the villagers battling God as villagers in Oze village, Nkwelle Ezunaka Oyi local government area of Anambra State battle Ebenezer Anglican Church in the town. Both parties claim ownership of the land on which the church demolished was built. Though there had been claims and counter claims over the rightful owner of the premises by the two parties, the dispute got to a head with members of the church discovering, to their amazement, that the church building, they had spent so much money to erect, was reduced to rubbles.Read More →
It is no longer news that gunmen who kidnapped Chief Michael Obi, father of John Mikel Obi, Super Eagles’ midfielder and Chelsea star and demanded four billion US Dollars as ransom, were arrested recently in Anambra State. What is however news is that the kidnappers carried out the nefarious act in August, 2011 in Jos, Plateau State and were arrested in Anambra State in August 2014, three years later to pay dearly for their nefarious activities.Read More →
Wives of Policemen in Rivers State including those that lost their husbands, recently, shed tears of joy during the empowerment scheme organized by Police Officers Wives Association, POWA, to give them economic sustenance.Read More →
When 15-year-old Loveth (not real name) started living as a maid with one Madam Elizabeth, the expectations of her parents was for her to have a fresh start in life. For a teenage mother who had gone through a lot in the last few months, living with a guardian at No. 18, Ogo-Oluwa Street, off Sabo Bus-Stop, Ojodu Berger, Lagos, was not only a dream come true, but a second chance to put the broken pieces of her life together.Read More →
To understand the infamous trail of tears is not enough to know about the gamut of emotions that a senior sister and aged parents feel, grieving the tragic death of their loved ones. The intense heart-breaking and anguish signpost a deep connection that has been severedRead More →
Nigerian Army has commissioned an ultra-modern Nigerian Army Ordnance Tailoring Factory in Lagos. Major-General A. A. Martins, whose Nigerian Army Ordnance Corps (NAOC) transformational effort brought about the new tailoring factory, said the idea was strictly in compliance with the Chief of the Army Staff, COAS, Lieutenant General Kenneth Minimah’s transformational programmes. The COAS’ mission, he had made clear upon assumption of office, is to reposition the army in line with the transformation agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan, who is the Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic.Read More →
The murder of 41-year-old Peter Alechenu Anyebe in Makurdi, Benue State capital, is generating furore.
This is understandable. Alechenu was the only child of his aged mother and, until his death, was known for his gentility and humility.
By Esther Onyegbula TWO suspected robbers, said to be members of a notorious gang that has been terrorizing Lagos and it’s environ for long, have been arrested by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Ikeja, Lagos. Police sources said the suspects were apprehended around 11 pm in Mushin area on their way to carryRead More →