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Xmas/ New Year festivities: Police in Abia begins mop up of criminals

The police in Abia have commenced an aggressive mop-up of criminal in the state with a view to creating a crime-free environment for both the residents and holiday makers during the forth-coming Xmas and New Year festivities. The command boss, Leye Oyebade, said they are making good their resolve to fight crime to a standstill and give Abians and all inhabitants’ quality Police services.

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We make up to N200m from one robbery operation in Abuja – Suspect

An eight man gang of armed robbers terrorizing the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, Kogi and Kano States, whose main informant was a middle-aged woman known as Hajia has been smashed by the police. Crime Guard gathered during the week, that the gang had links with Kogi State notorious political thug, Zakeria Yua Isiaka, who was arrested recently by operatives of the Inspector General of police Special Intelligence Team, IRT on the Okene-Akure Expressway.

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Benue police nab 474 suspects in 3 months

No fewer than 474 suspects have been arrested by the Benue Police Command within three months for various crimes in parts of the state while five kidnap victims were rescued. Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Bashir Makamma who disclosed this Thursday while marking his 100 days in office also said two robbery cases were foiled while close to 100 different calibres of firearms, over 700 live ammunitions and cartridges, 31 vehicles, 17 motorbikes, cattle, sheep, several household items, bags of Indian hemp and over N2m were recovered.

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‘How my father was killed rescuing Emefiele’s wife’

It was a pitiable sight last Wednesday, October 26th, when vigilante members from Emuhun community in Uhunmwode Local Government Area of Edo state who rescued the abducted wife of the Central Bank of Nigeria governor, Mrs Margret Emefiele, stormed the Nigeria Union of Journalists’ (NUJ) secretariat in Benin city alongside the family of one of their members, Mr Gabriel Okorare, who lost his life during the rescue operation.

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kidnap kingpin fingers police officer, ex Enugu-govt top official as accomplices

ALLEGED notorious kidnapper, Odinaka Uja who was arrested with others over the recent abduction of a 75- year- old man, Pa Fidelis Ojobo, at Umuogbo Ulo in Igboeze North, Local Government Area of Enugu State, has been “singing like a parrot,” telling the police all he knew about the illicit business and his sponsors. The kidnappers had demanded N50 million ransom from the children of their victim and they were on the verge of collecting the money when they were rounded up.

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New Anambra CP, Sam Okaula, sends words around

As a matter of fact, I want to say that Anambra is the safest state in country now. The security agencies have cooperated. They have been doing this together and the result has come to the fore that Anambra is the safest state in the country. We are excessively in control. We have placed a platform where we work together and I can assure that this is the place to be. Investors are smiling to the state. Everybody is coming home.

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How we use local chiefs to smoke out kidnappers, robbers – Ibifuro – Harrison

The Commissioner of Police in-charge of Ondo State, Hilda Ibifuro-Harrison, seems to be giving her male colleagues in the force a big challenge. Her activities have proved she is equal to the task of policing any part of this country. She has traversed many states in the country including Rivers, Edo, Bayelsa and Lagos, where she headed the Ports Authority Police before being posted to Ondo. She bares her mind to our Crime Editor, Emma Nnadozie.

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Drug barons set rules in Ibadan ‘evil forest’

The destruction of 68 acres of cannabis sativa farm in Gambari forest, Ibadan, Oyo State, was like a war front. A combined team of armed soldiers, Civil Defence, Department of State Security Service (DSS), National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and forest management officials, operating under the aegis of Operation Burst, trooped into the forest to destroy a plantation harbouring cannabis sativa commonly known as Indian hemp or marijuana. The plantation is located within Olounde village, Ogunmakin.

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