A building materials merchant in Olo community, Enugu State who was kidnapped by a yet-to-be identified gunmen alongside his maternal brother who just came back from Europe, has reportedly been strangled to death by his abductors.
A 27- year-old man identified as Morufu Garba is currently cooling his heels in police net for defrauding and assaulting a 20 -year- old lady in Ebute-Metta area of Lagos, recently. The incident happened on the 12th of April, 2013 at about 10pm; when the victim identified as Aminat Ajala, a fashion designing apprentice at Ebute-Metta, returned from work; tired and hungry only to discover that there was no food in the house.
A 30-year-old security guard, Charles Olise, has been arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court over alleged forgery and impersonation. Olise, who was docked before Magistrate Dan Oni is facing a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy, forgery and impersonation.
The recent announcement of the nomination of former Inspector-General of Police, Sir Mike Mbama Okiro, to head the Police Service Commission, (PSC), was received with wild jubilation across the length and breath of the country. In fact, the joy was more pronounced in police formations across the country as both the rank and file openly commended the choice made by President Goodluck Jonathan even when the relevant bodies are yet to endorse it.
Saturday, May 4, 2013 made it one year since the Principal Private Secretary to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, Comrade Olaitan Oyerinde, was murdered by unknown gunmen at his residence in Ugbor, GRA, Benin-City. He was shot dead in the presence of his wife, Funke. Sadly, investigations into the killing are puzzling. The Department of State Security (DSS) linked his death to armed robbery that went awry but the police declared it was pure assassination.
…I will defend my husband’s status even in death—widow
Family of late Adindu Ohamara, the 34-year-old banker who was murdered in his Akoka abode in Lagos, three weeks ago, has described as untrue report that their late brother was a gay, calling on the police to unravel the circumstance that led to his death and bring his killers to book.
A Petty trader, Mrs. Rose Abbey got what she didn’t bargain for when she was allegedly detained in a Micro Finance Bank at Ipaja area of Lagos, for failing to pay a weekly N2,000 earlier agreed on towards offsetting the N17,000 loan she borrowed from the bank.
A suspected drug trafficker, Onedigbo Chibueze, narrowly escaped death recently in Lagos after he failed to excrete a wrap of cocaine which he inserted into his anus while trying to smuggle illicit drugs to Pakistan. The suspect was arrested alongside one other, Akwaeze Anthony, at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, when operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, during routine screening of Qatar Airline flight spotted and apprehended them.
HELL was let loose recently in Lagos when a 30-year-old man identified as Kehinde Akinpelu ran amok, armed with a sharp knife, threatening to kill anybody at sight. The incident which took place at Oloja area of Bariga in Lagos made people living in the street to scamper for safety in different directions.
MARKET leaders in Anambra State, under the aegis of Anambra State Markets Stakeholders and Elders Forum (AMSEF), have vowed to protect traders in the state against all forms of extortion, intimidation, harassment and manipulations from anybody, organization or groups, no matter how highly placed. They said they must do this against all odds.
KIDNAPPERS, last week, invaded Olo Community in Ezeagu local government area,Enugu state and abducted a young man that just returned from Europe together with his maternal brother.
Solomon Eze, a 30-year-old pastor, who is currently cooling off at the dreaded cell of the special anti-robbery squad, SARS, Ikeja, Lagos over an alleged case of armed robbery and kidnapping is finding it difficult to maintain his innocence.
The Nwagwu and Ihekwoaba families have expressed worry that “there is still no clue” to the where about of their bread winners, Barrister Dan Nwagwu and Architect Emenike Ihekwoaba, several months after they were kidnapped and held hostage by their abductors.
A 31-year-old cook, Amoussou Eusebe, was Tuesday arraigned before an Ebute-Meta Magistrate’s Court in Lagos, for allegedly stealing jewelry valued at N14.5million, property of his employer.
A 22-year-old leader of a notorious seven-member kidnap gang, Joseph Akogun that stormed the Aiyedun quarters, residence of the wife of the former Petroleum Minister, Mrs. Taye David-West, on March 23 this year, has opened up on how the gang planned and executed the operation which fetched a whooping N3m for them.
The police in Ojodu-Berger, Lagos, last week, arrested an estate agent identified as Laitan Oladeji, 40, for allegedly swindling about 200 prospective tenants of about N60 million. The suspect reportedly collected the sum from the prospective tenants as rent for two buildings located at Bashiru and Jide Taiwo streets in Ojodu Berger area of the state.
A YOUNG graduate, Mrs Bilkis Orebe, has told an Oshodi Customary Court in Lagos that her husband, Mr Olakunle Orebe, has been carrying her two-year-old son to different hotels at night. Pleading with the court to dissolve her union with her husband, Bilkis also said that he (respondent) always lock her and her baby out of the house.
The Inspector-General of Police Special Task Force on Anti-Pipeline vandalism has uncovered nine jetties in Ikorodu area of Lagos, used by pipeline vandals to transport siphoned petroleum products from Arepo in Ogun State.
A 40-year-old estate agent,Laitan Oladeji, has been arrested by policemen attached to Ojodu Berger division for allegedly swindling about 200 prospective tenants of about N60 Million in Lagos. The suspect reportedly collected the sum from the prospective tenants as rent for two buildings located at Bashiru and Jide Taiwo streets in Ojodu Berger area of the state.
A syndicate which specialised in cloning fast moving drugs, among which are locally manufactured anti- malaria and pain relief drugs, has been smashed by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration, NAFDAC, in Lagos,following the arrest of one of its suspected members.
A police officer’s wife, Chioma Egbes, who has allegedly, been in the habit of beating up a 10-year- old house maid, Miracle Ndubisi, got what she did not bargain for when a good Samaritan reported her to the police. Mrs. Egbes brought the housemaid from her village, Owerri, to Lagos in December, last year. The good Samaritan, Ola Babafemi, who is based in Canada came to visit his friend, Adebisi Oke at Ikotun area of Lagos on Easter Monday when he saw the badly battered girl in a super market.
A 53-year-old food vendor at the popular Ojuelegba park in Lagos simply identified as Madam Ganiyat, has cried out to relevant authorities over alleged threat to her life by a member of the NURTW Ojuelegba branch (name withheld) after she sued him for raping her daughter.
A 19-year-old boy, Eze David is presently struggling to convince the police at the Area A Command, Lagos over his culpability or otherwise following allegations of stealing telecommunication cables belonging to Nigerian Telecommunication Limited, NITEL. The dark-skinned teenager who left his home town in Abia State to learn music production in Lagos has been claiming that he had no intention of stealing but the police thinks otherwise.
SEVEN suspected members of a robbery gang that attacked the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA,Lagos, last month, killing two policemen and injuring several others, have been arrested by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad , Ikeja, Lagos.
Sadiq Adetumobi, 23 is currently cooling his heels at the State Criminal Investigations Department, SCID, over the recovery of stolen fabrics worth millions of naira in his possession.
A supervisor with Topflier company located at Kilometre 36 along Lekki/Epe expressway, Lagos, has called on the appropriate offices and concerned Nigerians to come to his aid,claiming he was being framed for a murder he had no hand in.
Nigerian US Army deserter, Allen Williams Abiodun, 52, who was arrested on February 20, 2013, for allegedly killing his younger brother, a Merchant Navy personnel in Imude community, Oto Awori Local Government area of Lagos, has finally opened up on why he committed the dastardly act.
…”we kidnap victims from Imo State, take them to Rivers state …
Suspected leader of a kidnap syndicate that abducted the Managing Director, Naija Plaza Hotel, Oguta, Imo state and a pregnant woman and killed them after collecting ransom from their relatives, has been arrested by Policemen attached to Ilemba Hausa division in Lagos.
“I was an Okada rider and have been doing the job since I came to Lagos. But things became difficult for me following the restriction of motorcycles by the Lagos State government. At a point, my motorbike was seized by policemen and I could no longer fend for myself, let alone to take care of my aged parents and siblings back home. Out of frustration, I formed a robbery gang which members were okada riders, in order to make ends meet”.