Saturday November 22nd, 2014
Saturday November 22nd, 2014
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Kidnap:How Onitsha lawyer regained freedom

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•Members of the group.

Combined efforts of members of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Idemili Branch and family members may have contributed towards securing the release of an Onitsha-based legal practitioner, Ejike Efobi, who was abducted penultimate Sunday night at Nkpor Junction in Anambra State, by unknown gunmen.

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‘How we fought armed robbers on expressway’

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The bus

Members of a notorious gang of armed robbers that have been terrorizing unsuspecting passengers and motorists along Mile 2-Badagry Expressway met their waterloo recently, after the police at Ijanikin succeeded in outsmarting them.

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One killed as fresh fracas breaks out in Ajegunle

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Fear gripped residents of the densely populated Ajegunle area, Lagos State, Weekend, following a fracas that broke out at boundary bus stop. The incident which Crime guard gathered that the street urchins from both streets engaged each other in hot argument which degenerated into fierce fighting during which dangerous weapons were freely used,andduring the process,many people were wounded and properties destroyed. The body of an unknown middle-aged man was discovered later at the scene of the fracas.

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Man spends 4yrs in prison over police failure to identify real culprit

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After spending four years at the prison while facing an armed robbery trial, an accused, Tega Okokushe, has been discharged and acquitted by a Lagos High Court in Ikeja, for failure of the police to identify the real culprit.

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Girl,19 beaten, gang-raped by ex- boyfriend, his friends

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rape-toon

A 19-year-old girl (names withheld) got more than she bargained for when she visited the wife of her ex-boyfriend called Kingsley, who delivered a newborn baby, recently. Unknown to the victim, she apparently walked into a trap set by an angry ex-boyfriend.

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Man beats son to death for stealing N1,000

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Mbanozo

Shock and disbelief could best describe the expression on the faces of residents of Omitola street in Agege area of Lagos, when Saturday Vanguard visited Thursday , to ascertain the circumstance that led to the death of a 12-year-old boy.

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Killings in Enugu Community, IGP swings into action

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*M D ABUBAKAR

Following the uneasy calm that held Aji community in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area, Enugu State, spell bound in the recent past over several killings in the community, men of the Force Headquarters, Abuja, last weekend, swooped on the community, arrested the chairman of the neighbourhood watch and two others while others allegedly fingered took to their heels.

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Man arrested for allegedly killing 92yr old grandmother

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“I woke up that night, rushed to her room and started beating her with a broom . When she tried to stop me, I pushed her and she hit her head on the wall and she slumped. The next thing I heard was that she was dead”.

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Arms trafficking: Rtd Police officer arrested with driver

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Security agents stationed along the ever-busy Enugu – Makurdi Expressway recently, apprehended a retired deputy superintendent of police (DSP) and a commercial driver who were conveying live ammunitions to the northern part of the country.

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Ritualist rapes woman, kills her son

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Police recover 20 human heads, arrest 7 suspects

In recent times, Ogun State seems to be under attacks by ritualists who were on the loose in some parts of the state. The recent discovery of their dens and subsequent arrest of the suspected operators and their accomplices reveal that both the dead and the living are not safe in the hands of the ritualists.

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Play politics without bitterness, Ogun CP tells politicians

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Ikemefuna Okoye

In terms of crime, Ogun State could be compared with Lagos State because of proximity to the borders and other countries. In fact, police authorities go extra length in making a choice of their officers that man these states. Today, Ogun, just like Lagos State, can boast of a capable hand as their Police helmsman. The Commissioner of Police, Ikemefuna Okoye, has, arguably, done well and can say, the state is ‘a no-go-area’ for criminals.

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Fear grips Enugu community over killings by neighbourhood watch

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MAN-OF-THE-YEAR-SECURITY

Palpable fear has gripped residents of Aji Community in Igbo Eze North Local Government Area, Enugu State, over the alleged killing of a middle-aged man, Obinna Onoja, by people suspected to be members of the village neighbourhood watch.

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Man arrested for blackmailing women with their nude videos

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Iweka Nnamd

This admonition is coming on the heels of the arrest of a 32-year-old man who allegedly impersonates prominent Nigerians on facebook, using the medium as adverts for business transactions.

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Two killed, royal father escapes death… as oil money sparks trouble

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*The house razed during mayhem

IT was a bloody Sunday in a sleepy community called Azagba, in Uhumnwonde Local Government Council of Edo State, when suspected thugs stormed the community and unleashed mayhem on the people. Three people were shot dead while several others are receiving treatment in hospital. Residents have fled due to fear of fresh attack.

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“I am in Rivers State to do a professional job” – CP Ogunsakin

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Tunde Ogunsaki

As a Commissioner of Police in charge of the Special Fraud Unit at Milverton Street, Ikoyi, Lagos State, Tunde Ogunsakin held sway with an unwavering candour and astuteness coupled with a tenacity of purpose, he has been riding the crest of success.

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Police, magistrate fight over discharge of kidnap suspects

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CP-Aduba,-Delta

ON March 21, the presiding Magistrate, Otor-Udu Magistrate Court, Delta State, His Worship, Duku Tadafe (Mrs) erred in law when she discharged and acquitted a kidnap suspect, Mrs. Grace Obi, who was arraigned in her court with Ogbona Onu for allegedly masterminding her own kidnap and collecting N1.5 million from her husband, Mr. Jude Obi, a staff of Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR.

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How hoodlums butchered man over farmland

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Edo-land-crisis

Youths from Iviukha in Weppa Wanno community in Etsako East Local Government Council of Edo State are beating war drums following the death of one of their sons, Oseni Ekhameye who died as a result of injuries he sustained when people from Ikpele in Okpekpe clan attacked him while working in his farm land.

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I have forgiven my rapists, abductors — female evangelist

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Rape victim

A Lagos based female evangelist (names witheheld), recently kidnapped and gang raped by her abductors around Ogijo area of Ikorodu Lagos, left everyone speechless when she told two of her abductors arrested by the Lagos State Police command that she had forgiven them for their sins.

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How my sister sold me with pregnancy for N100,000—Victim

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The Victims

A 23-year-old pregnant woman, Jennifer Ogbonna, raised the emotion of people recently at Zone 2, Police Headquarters, Abeokuta, Ogun State, when she narrated how her sister tricked her into slavery and sold her off with her 7-month old pregnancy. She was then transported from Aba to Abeokuta after a couple who allegedly specialized in buying human beings from all parts of the country paid N100,000 to her sister.

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How we chased kidnappers, baby factory operators out of town – Gov. Orji

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tHEO-Orji

To Chief Theodore Orji, the governor of Abia State, what is uppermost on his mind is to complete his transformation agenda for the state before he leaves office in 2015. After a project tour of Abia State, the governor took time out to field questions from Sunday Vanguard on issues ranging from his successor to the steps taken by his administration to transform the state. He also spoke on the challenges posed by kidnappers and baby factory operators in Abia.

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The Imo police story of ambush and sting, by CP Ali

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*CP Abdul Mahid Ali

His task as the Commissioner of Police in-charge of Explosive Ordinance Device, EOD, was tasking. He was, however, able to surmount the challenges at a time insurgency was at its apogee. Suddenly, he was posted to Imo State as the police helmsman, a state facing kidnapping and armed robbery challenges, among others. His choice was seen as a step in the right direction based on the achievements he recorded while heading EOD. CP Abdul Mahid Ali bared his mind to our Crime Editor, Emma Nnadozie, in Owerri. Excerpts:

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Policeman’s children, cultists beat pregnant woman to coma, attack husband

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Mrs. James on hospital bed

Medical doctors in an undisclosed private hospital at Idimu area of Lagos, are currently battling to save the life of a pregnant woman, Mrs. Gloria James who was allegedly beaten to a state of coma by children of a Mobile Policeman attached to MOPOL 20, Inspector Richard Ekpo, last Friday.

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Ritual killers on the prowl in Enugu

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Ngozi Eze deceased and from top left: Ibekwe Eya, Eugene Ukwueze, Kenneth Idoko

Things seem to be falling apart in Igbo Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu State, following the discovery of the decomposing body of a lady, four days after she was declared missing.

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‘Police on the trail of Kaduna mass killers’

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kaduna-crisis-new

Kaduna State Commissioner of Police (CP), Umar Shehu, on Wednesday, marked his first month in office parading armed robbery suspects among others. But he confessed he had not been able to make any arrest over the attack that killed scores of villagers in Kaura Local Government Area (LGA) of the state, and the banditry that almost on daily basis happens in communities in Birnin Gwari LGA.

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The true face of horror in Ibadan! Bow, knife expose herdsmen as suspects

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SOKA-1

Everybody who got to the ‘evil forest’ in Ibadan, Oyo State capital where hundreds of people have been killed by kidnappers was stunned to speechlessness seeing the number of decomposed bodies of victims.

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u-n-b-e-l-i-e-v-a-b-l-e! Yahoo-Yahoo turns diabolic!

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*End of the road for suspected fraudsters

The war against Cyber crime otherwise known as yahoo yahoo, by security agents in Nigeria may take a long time to be won, if the confession of a 25-year-old alleged internet fraudster is anything to go by.

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Policeman,suspected pipeline vandal killed in Lagos

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Victory Estate in Iba local Council Development Area of Lagos State was last Friday shaken to its very foundation following sporadic gunshots later discovered to be between pipeline vandals and policemen.

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Police promotions: Jubilations galore across formations in the country

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*grandaunts

From the East to West, North to South, regardless of continued threats by the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents, Police formations went agog with jubilation soon after the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, released lists of those elevated to wear new ranks in the force.

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‘Chained to the floor for four years!’

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SOLDIER-toon

Lance Corporal Matthew Isabu (93NA/35/1993), who claimed to have served in 1 Division Workshop of Nigerian Army, alleges that he has been tortured since December 2000 when a scuffle with an air force sergeant reportedly led to his death. His story:

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Uneasy calm at Ladipo market

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Traders at the popular Ladipo Market in Lagos are threatening a showdown with their leaders following what they described as the ‘imposition of non-traders’ on them by government. To this end, they have vowed to resist attempts by the present leadership to alienate those they claim were genuine traders whom they elected to lead them.

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Why I stole my boss’ Honda SUV – Suspect

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The recovered SUV and the suspect

The Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FEDSARS, Adeniji-Adele, Lagos, recently paraded some suspects allegedly involved in different crimes ranging from robbery, diversion of goods and receiving stolen goods operating within Lagos, Oyo, Ondo and Ogun States. Among the suspects was a 39-year-old technician and driver, Adeleke Ayodele.

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Police nearly tortured suspect to death – Defence counsel

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A defence counsel, Mr. Spurgeon Ataene, has told a Lagos High Court, Igbosere, that one Esther Ihedinma was tortured almost to the point of death by the police, in a bid to have her sign a statement written by an Investigating Police Officer, IPO.

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