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Ex-police corporal reveals exploits of his robbery gang 

Victor & Oboko

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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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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5 men rape 10-yr-old girl comatose in Owerri

OWERRI—For allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl, three men were almost lynched, yesterday, at the Relief Market, Egbu Road, Owerri. Vanguard gathered that the accused, two Tiv-speaking persons from Benue State and an Igbo man, reportedly lured the young girl to a lonely part of the market where she was locked up in one of the shops directly behind the Dan Anyiam Stadium Complex, before they serially raped her until she became unconscious.

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Patrick Eze

Enugu massacre: Surviving Corps member narrates experience

“The herdsmen wrote two weeks to the attack, informing us that they would invade our community.. On coming back that April 21, my kinsmen told me of the impending danger. I asked them how would an attack be possible when the Fulani do not know the nooks and crannies of our village. They have been grazing in the other parts of Nimbo but I am sure they have not grazed in our villages. Where we ran to for safety, they have not grazed there since they came to Nimbo. It was one of our kinnsmen, Ben and the police Corporal that led them to our safe haven. That black Monday, we were alert till 5am until the policemen who were around said we should go and sleep. Then we went to bed. Barely 30mintues after, this incident happened. It was obvious that Ben and the Corporal led the onslaught.

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How we kidnapped Kaduna Pastors, others – Fulani Herdsmen

I saw Shehu with AK 47 rifle in the bush when I went to deliver the food to him. I used my motorcycle to deliver the food to them inside the bush. Shehu promised to pay me N200,000 once the ransom has been paid, but I was given just N1000 when I delivered the food. I know I have committed a crime. One of us, Mohammedu Maman, a cousin to Kasimu Shehu is our gang member, his duty is to guard the hostages in the camp. He was the one who guarded one Nassarawa State indigene in the camp when he was kidnapped.

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Journey into the creeks in search of illegal bunkerers

The raid by the Nigerian Navy Ship Beecroft, an operations base of the Western Naval Command, Apapa, Lagos, which covers the sea and coastal areas from the Nigeria/Benin border at Long 002o 49’ E to Long 006o E in Delta State from the Nigerian coastline to the limit of the nation’s Economic Exclusive Zone, was taken beyond the waters, penultimate Wednedssay. The operation which was witnessed by journalists was carried right in the den of vandals in communities such as Akalaba, Abagbo, Corner loss, Ati-Alashe Ilado-Odo , Faji Island, Atlas Cove, all in Lagos State.

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Confessions of online phone robbery syndicate 

“I got the number of Gbanjo Deals on the internet and called that I needed three Samsung Galaxy S7 Dual Sim phones and they told me that they were going to get them for me. I told them I was a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, and I gave them an address at the Lagos State Ministry of Environment, Alausa. When the delivery man arrived, I took him to an open office, asked him to sit and I left through the back door.

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CP Abdulmajid Ali

Kidnap of Sen. Anisulowo: The plot, intrigue, rescue operation

“In the evening of April 27, 2016 at about 8 pm, I received a call from the Secretary to the State Government, that a top politician and former senator, Iyabo Anisulowo based in Ilaro, had been kidnapped. However, he stated that it was yet to be confirmed and promised to call back. I quickly put a call through to my Area Commander in Ilaro. He said he heard the same thing but he was going there to confirm. Later on, the Area Commander called at about 11pm, that it had been confirmed, that the woman was kidnapped and they were looking for her vehicle.

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Nwodibo Elechukwu

Enugu massacre: The limits of police hypocrisy

Nothing is as provocative as the statement credited to the Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr. Nwodibo Elechukwu, over last Monday massacre of hapless citizens of Ukpabi-Nimbo in Uzo-Uwani L.G.A of the state. He was quoted as stating that the actual figure of casualty was seven persons killed and 10 others injured while two houses were burnt. He went further to cast aspersion on the media by saying that none of them made attempt to ascertain what really happened before going to create panic with their reports concluding that the accounts published were far from the truth.

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