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Attempted Suicide: Indigent undergraduate thanks Saturday Vanguard as he gets scholarship

Aladura (Tunde, middle, flanked by Professor Joseph Otubu and Baba Aladura Israel Akinadewo and his parents)

Struggling with difficulty not to betray his emotion as he sat among family members at a congregation organised in his honour by the Motailatu Church Cherubim and Seraphim Worldwide International headquarters, last Thursday, in Ajah area of Lagos, Tunde Olaniyan, batted his eyelids intermittently, to avoid the tears trickling down his cheeks.

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Susoects

Arrest of cultists: Ilasamaja residents heave sigh of relief

Bloodbath was averted in Ilasamaja area of Lagos State, after eagle-eyed Policemen arrested five self- confessed members of Eiye confraternity, who were on revenge mission. Among them was a suspected leader of the Ilasamaja chapter of Eiye confraternity, Ayodele Shotayo, popularly known as AY, who has been on police wanted list. Shotayo and his gang members were alleged to have been responsible for the killing of members of rival cultists in Ilasamaja and its environs. However, in a recent clash between his group and another, one of his members was reportedly killed.

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Suspect

Fraudsters now kidnap victims, collect ATM cards

Standing close to some brand new house hold appliances that were displayed at the Lagos State Police Command, Thursday , was a man with stitches on his fore head. On close observation, he was discovered to be sobbing, as he cleaned his face intermittently with his palm, to hide the tears from prying eyes. The inquisitive characteristic of every journalist attracted this reporter who approached him as he bent his head and shook it in self pity . After a long wait for him to be emotionally stabilized to speak with Crime Guard, he slowly raised his head and asked, as if in response to the question of this reporter “ You want to find out why I am a guest here?”, a question that got this reporter nodding in affirmation.

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Osas Uwagie...Suspect

How I diverted, sold 33,000 litres of diesel, set truck ablaze- Suspect

For 24-year-old Osas Uwagie, an indigene of Edo State and a tanker driver, nothing more explains why he diverted a tanker loaded with 33 thousand litres of diesel than bad company. Osas who was said to have been recruited by a Lagos-based oil and gas firm (name withheld) was en-route Abuja to supply the said products. He, however, diverted the tanker to Okene in Kogi State, where he sold 400 litres of diesel to one of his clients for N230,000 cash, and the remaining 32, 600 litres sold to a filling station in the same location for N1.5 million which he was promised payment later.

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Nigerian prison where inmates pay between N30,000 to N100,000 to watch movies, use iPhones and iPads

Narrating his ordeal, Andre who studied computer science and mathematics at the University of Calabar, Cross River State, said that inside the prison, they have special section for VIPs, where inmates who have the resources pay between N30,000 to N100,000 depending on how well furnished the rooms are. Some of the VIP rooms, according to findings, have fans and radio. Such inmates, Crime Guard gathered, are allowed to use mosquito nets, iPhones and iPads. Further findings revealed that they also watch movies while the general cells are for inmates who can’t afford the VIP cells.

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Mysterious death of fire fighter in Lagos raises dust

As accusing finger continues to move in different directions over the death of their bread winner under mysterious circumstances, the family of late Ime Okon Eyo, are also suspecting some members of the deceased church. The deceased, an Assistant Commander with the Federal Fire Service (FFS), was allegedly brought in dead by three pastors of his church in company of a lady. Curiously, that was the last time the family heard anything from them till date.

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Tunde-Olaniyan

Undergraduate attempts suicide over missing school fees Says ‘life has been unfair to me

Tunde Olaniyan, an Ordinary National Diploma, OND student of the Lagos State Polytechnic , can be described as the proverbial cat with nine lives owing to his recent narrow escape from a suicidal act. The 21-year-old Accountancy student who concluded to end it all by drinking a poisonous substance last month , left a suicide note for his parents, notifying them of his action. Reason? His school fees which his family struggled to gather was stolen by suspected pick pockets, while on his way to school penultimate Tuesday, an act he concluded had dashed his hope of furthering his education .

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Suspects

How robbery gang met waterloo in Ogun

When Iyiola Shola, a civil servant, was robbed on March 8, 2016, by a gang of armed robbers who stormed her apartment in Ketu area of Lagos State and dispossessed her of cash, jewelleries, mobile phone, laptop and a Toyota Camry Saloon car, the victim was optimistic that her car would be recovered. She told Crime Guard that she went into fasting and prayers after reporting the incident to the police and she was hopeful that the police will recover her car and arrest the robbers involved.

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Victor & Oboko

Ex-police corporal reveals exploits of his robbery gang 

An ex-police corporal, Christ Oboko, who is also a pastor and leader of a notorious robbery gang terrorizing Port Harcourt City, Rivers State, for a long time, has been arrested by operatives of the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, IRT. The suspect who was attached to a special criminal squad code named C4I, in Rivers State, was arrested alongside three others.

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The missing children Adanna, Kamsiyochukwu and •Vanguard staff, Tochukwu Ihieme ( with matchet cut )

Unknown gun men attack family, disappear with 2 kids in Imo State

The serenity of the sleepy Ezeohan village in Owerri- Nworji community of Nkwere Local Government Area of Imo state was truncated Thursday by the squeaky voice of Mrs Queen Ihieme, following the invasion of her home by some gunmen. Time was 1.35am. At first, no one dared to come out to ascertain the cause of the frantic cry. But when the dust settled, the mother of two was found unconscious in the pool of her blood.

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Jesse Nwankwo

Lamentations of robbery victim

When I got there, there was no room, no bed. I was laid on a stretcher till 5am when they made a room available for me. That morning before the doctor came, they did X-ray on my leg to find out what was causing me so much pain. The company said that a doctor in Eko Hospital will follow up on my leg till I got well. Unfortunately, I started putting on weight when it wasn’t yet time. Even when I was complaining that I was feeling so much pain, the doctor said it was one of the issues associated with my kind of surgery, and normal treatment continued.

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Alleged murder of army Colonel: If not for God, he would have killed me- Suspect

“He asked for water, but when I was about giving him the water, the man dived me and the gun and removed the magazine from the gun. I was shocked. He gave me headbutt and beat me so much, but I held tightly to the rifle and we rolled ourselves on the floor. I honestly don’t know when the trigger started firing. But if not for God, the man would have killed me. Luckily for me, the trigger fired and I shot the man.

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Mr. Alex Osuji's daughter

Police, frustrating rescue of my 16-year- old abducted daughter- Osuji

On 13th November, 2015, I left my daughter at home while she was eating. I went to the bank to withdraw some money for her since she had exams the next day. I left home at about 2:14pm. The younger sister, Chioma returned from school at 2:30pm and she did not meet Precious at home. The person she saw was Cornelius Ubara, a tenant in the same compound. When I returned home in the evening, the same Cornelius Ubara met me, telling me that Chioma came home; so in my mind I began to wonder because he had no business telling me that Chioma came home and I never asked him to give me any information whether Chioma was around or not. I then asked him if Chioma saw Precious when she arrived, but he said no. So, I and my wife started calling Precious’ phone line but it was switched off.

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Suspects

Fashola forced me into crime- kidnapper

In January 2013, a four-year-old boy, Alonge Oluwa Tumishe, was abducted on his way to school at Ishaga area of Lagos State, by a five-man kidnap gang, who took him to Abeokuta, Ogun State and received a ransom of N5 million before he was released. Relatives of the victim, who were said to be owners of a popular school within Ishaga, were thrown into confusion following the incident and have been forced into reclusive lifestyle to prevent a repeat of the incident. Meanwhile, police authorities, yesterday, disclosed that its operatives at the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, SIRT, trailed the suspects to their hideouts in Ishaga, Agege and Egbeda areas of Lagos State, and arrested three of them.They also recovered also recovered a locally made gun, while two other members of the gang are currently at large.

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Rape: Victims 5, 8, 10-yr-old girls, at same location

After having sex with us, he told us not to tell our mothers

The first victim, Debora (surname withheld), narrated her plight to Crime Guard. “ I am five years old. Apoh comes to our house always. He would come to the house and ask us to come to the room that he wanted to send us on an errand. Then he would tell us to go inside the room and remove our pants. As always, we will not agree but he would do it with force by making us lie on our backs after which he would remove his boxers and have sex with us. Whenever we cry, he would tell us to come and eat. He has had sex with me twice. He calls us one after the other.”

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