For 22-year-old Sunday Onyike, a Business Administration student of Yaba College of Technology, Yaba-Lagos, the hope of successfully rounding up his programme with the his peers have been dashed.
A 53-year-old woman, Patricia Philip has been remanded in prison custody by an Ijesha-tedo Magistrate’s Court Lagos, for allegedly throwing her son- in- law, Ejike Igwekile down from a two-story building.
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.
igerian 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.
Tragedy struck last week when dare-devil smugglers killed a Customs officer whose identity is yet to be ascertained at the Seme border Command of the Nigeria Custom Service.
…Cross-referencing DSS and Police reports
This is the curious – very curious – twist in the investigations into the murder of Comrade Olaitan Oyerinde, the late Principal Private Secretary, PPS, to Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, by the Police and the Department of State Service, DSS. Last December, Sunday Vanguard examined the inconsistencies in the report of the Police as signposted by their records. In this series, we probe into the seeming shambles that was introduced into the report of the DSS and the Police.
…Lady dupes boyfriend after luring him from Spain
Money is indeed the root of evil. Or why would a lady lure her lover all the way from Spain to fleece him? Ada Joy Okafor, 28, was repatriated from Spain about a year ago but really wanted to go back to the European country. She solicited the help of her Spanish lover, Jose Anthonio Murili Turrilo, to secure a visa.
She hardly could control tears as people trooped to the large Onuiyi compound of Asadu family wailing while sympathizers were in groups lamenting over the news of the death of commissioner of police, Chiwike Asadu in Enugu, last Saturday.
Outside the core Northern states where the Boko Haram insurgency is taking its heavy toll on human lives, Enugu,the former capital of Eastern Nigeria, is fast wearing the undeserved toga of ‘killer field’, with the rising figures of mysterious murders in the serene coal city and its environs.
Recently, the Senate recommended capital punishment for terrorists in the country. In this interview, Mr. Mike Ejiofor, a former Director of the Department of Security Services (SSS), commends the parliament for the bold step, but goes further to recommend same punishment for corrupt government officials. Excerpts:
For long, so much has been said about the deplorable state of prisons in Nigeria, particularly the adverse health implications on inmates due to congestion. And successive governments have been accused of negligence instead of proffering lasting solution to this problem.
This is certainly not the best of times for the Bournes’ family which is currently mourning following the alleged killing of Olayinde Bournes’, by her boyfriend,last Thursday, in Aguda Ogba area of Lagos.
*Survivors moved to Abuja …*Security agencies on the trail of kidnappers
Within 24hours, they claimed responsibility. Jama’atu Ansarul Musilimina Fi Biladissudan, Ansaru, for short, which translates as Vanguards for the protection of muslims in black Africa, claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of seven expatriates in Bauchi State. It was another sordid chapter in the unfolding confrontation between Islamist insurgents and the Federal Government of Nigeria.
LAST Sunday, we broke the story of a physically challenged barber, who allegedly abducted his mother, Mrs. Kate Emienor, in Edo State and demanded N20 million ransom from members of his family for her release.
Policemen attached to Ilemba Hausa division have arrested a 30-year-old man who allegedly stabbed his brother, a Merchant Navy to death while he was asleep.
Controversy has begun to trail the death of a commercial sex worker in a brothel on Empire Street, Mushin, Lagos, and the police are yet to unravel the circumstances surrounding the tragedy.
…Suspect lures victims with Jonathan, Obasanjo, Dangote’s fake pictures…
Everyday, hotels receive guests of different sorts, some with genuine business and personal purposes and others with criminal intentions. It is, however, difficult to differentiate between guests who visit in exotic cars, with lots of money to dole out in the course of their stay, from the genuine ones .
…’N1.1m debt incurred in politics led me to the act’…
When they got a ransom of N13million from the kidnapping of Mrs. Titilayo Oluwole-Rotimi, wife of a former governor of the defunct Western State, they had forgotten that whereas the long arms of the law may be slow in catching up with suspected criminals, no matter how long, according to the Bible, “sinners shall not go unpunished”.
Assistant Inspector-General of Police, zone 2, comprising Lagos and Ogun states, Mamman Tsafe, is by no means, a police officer per excellence, judging by the dexterity with which he fights crime. Tsafe, who rose from the Nigeria Police ladder, has served the Force in different capacities as Divisional Police Officer, Area Commander and Commissioner of Police.
…As NNPC, security operatives and others were indicted.
Arepo village, in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State, has been in the news recently, no thanks to activities of pipeline vandals.
…As family petitions police
For Solomon Thomas, a 36 year-old security guard who was murdered at his duty post on a parcel of land situated at Coker Estate, Shasha, Lagos ,by an unknown assailants, fate couldn’t have been more cruel.
…And the Colonel U. K. Bello example
Whereas the Reagan assassination attempt occurred on Monday, March 30, 1981, just 69 days into his presidency, a certain Lieutenant Colonel U. K. Bello, the ADC to then military President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, fought and died defending Dodan Barracks, Nigeria’s seat of power, and his boss on Tuesday, April 22, 1990.
Penultimate Saturday, history chose to repeat itself with fatal precision. This is about the story of two Emirs of Kano, whose body guards paid the supreme price for the safety of their temporal lords. In the afternoon of February 2, 1903, the Palace of Emir Alu, then Emir of Kano, was besieged by the British.
A team of operatives from the Special Investigation Bureau,SIB and the Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS, have arrested six suspected members of a kidnap syndicate, over the abduction and subsequent release of a woman, last November, after payment of 70,000 US Dollars.
NO fewer than four suspected vandals have been arrested by the Inspector General of Police Special Task Force on Anti Pipeline Vandalism, following Wednesday’s explosion on the System 2 B pipeline in Arepo, Ogun State.
With case file CR:3000/X/FHQ/ABJ/FSARS/VOL.T1/90, dated August 1, 2012, in respect of the matter of the killing of Olaitan Oyerinde, wherein it was reported that a total of 16 witnesses and 18 suspects were interrogated, including Mrs. Funke Oyerinde, Sunday Vanguard presents you a report whose investigation spanned four weeks of rigorous work. It is about the bungling of an investigation, the reasons of which are yet to be properly explained because of the massive incongruity in the report of the investigation. It will shock you.
“ Life has been unfair to me”. This was the statement that greeted this reporter as he approached 19-year-old Chidi Okolie, who is currently going through psychological trauma following an act of gang-rape on him, Monday, in Badagry area of Lagos.
The mission of three suspected members of the Black-Axe Confraternity to retaliate the death of one of their members whom they claimed was killed by a rivalry cult group during a clash at Alaba International Market recently, was rendered unaccomplished following their arrest.
December 27, 2013 was like every other day for family of the Olikan elect , Adeleke Oyetakin, in Ilaje council area of Ondo State, as they made preparations towards January 1, 2013 celebration.