Police nab man, wife, native doctor over mysterious disappearance of Enugu bizman

T he mysterious disappearance of an Enugu State-born businessman based in Minna, Niger State, Chidiebere Didiugwu, 37, eight months ago, has continued to raise dust. In fact, anxiety, confusion and apprehension are common words expressed by indigenes of Umushere, Abbi Community in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area, Enugu State, following the ugly incident. The business tycoon who embarked on a journey, last May 2015, to Kogi State, in an effort to collect debt allegedly owed him for over a year ago, reportedly disappeared into thin air. Concerted efforts made by his relations and friends to locate him either dead or alive have woefully failed.

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Babajide Akiola

It takes killing of three to be promoted to next level – 10-year-old boy

Standing among forty other suspects arrested over various crimes ranging from robbery, rape, impersonation and cultism, at the Lagos State Police Command headquarters, Ikeja , Wednesday, was an under-aged boy whose appearance struck this reporter. Judging from his fragile frame to his malnourished looks, coupled with an expression of fear on his light skinned face, nothing would have passed him for any of the offences listed against him.

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Robbery Suspects

We didn’t find a dime when we broke a bank’s vault – Robbery Suspects

Four suspects who were alleged to be members of a gang of robbers who recently broke into a branch of an old generation bank in Ilututu area of Ondo State, have said they were disappointed not finding a dime in the bank’s vault. The suspects, who were rounded up last weekend, by operatives of the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, SIRT, in Ondo State, were said to have broken into the bank with the aid of a security guard, who had worked with bank.

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Murder of artisan in Lagos: We are innocent – Suspects

I didn’t know him before but he assured me that he would talk to a driver or conductor to help me get to Badagry. We were still at the bus stop when I was arrested alongside the man I had asked for help. It was when I got to the station that I realised that someone had been killed. I have never seen the deceased. I don’t even know whether he is fair or dark.”

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kidnappers in Aba

Resurgence of kidnapping in Abia: Police take battle to kidnappers’ den

For those who witnessed the kidnapping incidents that swept through Aba and environs before the deployment of soldiers of the Joint Military Task Force (Operation Jubilee) in 2010, it was an experience no one would like to relive. Aba and its neighbouring communities became ghost towns as residents fled to safer places. Businesses, markets, banks and schools were shut down to avoid the invasion of the then dreaded notorious kidnap kingpin, Osisikankwu, and his gang. That was then.

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Help us find our son, please – Mother of abducted 3-year-old boy cries

Since Sunday evening when the Obazuayes discovered that that their three-year-old son Olarenwaju Babalola Obazuaye has gone missing, life has not only become unbearable but very sorrowful for the family. The once happy family who are from Ondo State have been thrown into mourning following the abduction of their second child who mysteriously went missing while playing with other kids in the neighbourhood.

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The suspects joy and Maduka

We don’t use juju; My friends introduced me to this business – Gang member

The end of the road for a five-man one-chance gang finally came on Monday, November 23, 2015 at Iyana-Ipaja area of Lagos State when operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) attached to the state Police Command arrested two members of the gang who specialised in defrauding innocent people who board cabs in the state. The suspects identified as Joy Duru and Maduka who were members of the catch-in-the-air robbery gang, otherwise known as one chance, were arrested after a female passenger victim who boarded their vehicle raised the alarm when she realised she had been swindled of the sum of N300,000.

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•Pa Ikre on uniform

“Please don’t kill me” – Passionate plea of retd naval officer before death

“He did not have any premonition of his death. He was in the house when he told my mother he was stepping out in the morning and that was it. At about 10am, like I was told, he went to the bank, received money and felt being trailed. They said he came down, did not have any altercation with the people before they said, “Where is the money?” He gave them his purse and was begging them not to kill him. ‘Please do not kill me’, he had pleaded.

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Police officers holds arms to block supporters of 219 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants from marching on the president's official residence in Abuja on October 14, 2014.   Some 276 girls were seized from their dormitories at the Government Girls Secondary School in the remote town of Chibok in Borno state, northeastern Nigeria, on the night of April 14. AFP PHOTO

Chilling confessions of high -profile Edo kidnap suspects

The unprecedented visit of strange-looking men to the home of Dr. Paul Erie, an associate professor of agricultural economics at the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, on June 16, 2015 signalled an omninous outcome. His house is located at Igbanke, Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State. Time was 8pm.

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Ette community crises

MOPOL team from Kogi invades Enugu, shoots 6, burns shops, cars

Nsukka—There is tension at Ette, a border town in Igboeze North Local Government Area of Enugu State, following the invasion of the area by suspected members of the Police Mobile Force, MOPOL, from Lokoja, the Kogi State capital. The invaders reportedly shot six people, five men and a woman as well as burnt shops, vehicles before they were overpowered by their colleagues from Enugu State. Sources told the South East Voice that some of the police invaders abandoned their AK47 riffles and uniforms when they were confronted by their colleagues from Enugu State.

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