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•Filling station robbery suspects

I went into robbery to raise money for my blind father

“Never in my life did I think about robbery as a last resort to ameliorate my impoverished state. But circumstances beyond my control forced me into it.” These were the welcoming words from a suspected member of a six-man robbery gang that had been terrorising petrol station owners in the Northern region. The suspect, Bende Mohammed (38) was arrested recently, alongside four suspected members of the gang by the Inspector-General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team (SIRT).

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•The suspects

She’s my lover; I had sex with her, not rape – Prime suspect

The scenario at the Gender Office of the Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja, Wednesday, where a teenager who alleged that she was gang raped was brought face-to-face with the suspects, left everyone, except the policemen, in the dark over the true position of things. While the teenager, a primary five pupil alleged that the suspects, Femi Olatunji, John Alade, Oyekanmi Rasheed and Habeeb Oladele, took turns to rape her, following her refusal to go out with the prime suspect, Femi, the suspects on thier parts, vehemently denied the allegation, describing it as mere blackmail.

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•Suspected cattle rustlers

We use charms to steal cattle from grazing sites – Suspects

The menace of cattle rustlers has assumed a violent and worrisome dimension in the country, with the attendant cases of rape, murder and destruction of farmlands in some parts of the country. Parts of Delta, Edo , many south eastern states and the Northern region have suffered untold pang of pain and trauma from suspected rustlers, with their women attacked while going to farms.

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•Clement Abanara, 
alias Millions

I sowed N1.5m as seeds in 3 Churches – Suspect

The 42-year-old, who is a High Chief in Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State, a title he said he received from his community for being a philanthropist, also told the police that he turned a new leaf, after his last robbery operation at Agbara area of Ogun State, where he and his gang carted away over N110millon from the bank and also left several persons, including a pregnant woman dead .

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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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