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After six years, police arrest killer of 9-year-old girl

Six years after 9-year-old Aminat Lateef, was gruesomely murdered by a gang of hoodlums, at Tiaminu Street, off Ereko, in Idi-Oro area of Mushin, Lagos State, succour seems to have come the way of the family, as operatives at the D9 Section of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, Yaba, during the week, apprehended a leader of the gang, Wasiu Akinade, a.k.a. Oloriesho.

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Samuel Nwankwo

‘I met school kids still in their uniform in police cell in Lagos’

Samuel Nwankwo, 40, is a Lagos based business man with office at the popular Alaba International market, Ojo area. He is into furniture and interior decoration and lives at Bode Thomas in Surulere. Last Friday, he went to a popular hotel around his residence to unwind. Unfortunately, after the night out around 2am, he jumped into his car to go home but it developed a fault. He then decided to trek home, a distance of two poles, leaving his car in the hotel. As soon as he entered his street, he was accosted by four gun-totting men dressed in mufti. They emerged from a silver-coloured bus. They asked after his identity and he surrendered his card. He went further to point at his residence, explaining that he was coming from the nearby hotel where his car broke down. But his explanations fell on deaf ears as the men not only harassed, cajoled but also intimidated him after which he was bundled into the bus. What happened next is better experienced than imagined. He narrated his heart-rending encounter thus

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Vandals boast, say ‘Govt cannot stop us, we’ll match them gun for gun, money for money’

The success recorded by security agents recently, over the abduction of three students at Ikorodu Lagos, has sent shock waves amongst different gangs that hibernate the creeks around Arepo, Ikorodu and Mosimi areas. Security sources hinted that while the most dreaded ones amongst the numerous gangs that litter the creeks are nursing the wound inflicted by the easy rescue of the students which they see as an affront that has punctured their invisibility, others believe that the time was up for them to relocate based on the tactic used by security agents in tracking the abductors.

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Basirat and Omobolanle

Our America dream turned to prostitution in Libya

The instigations for the two young women’s journey are familiar: To seek greener pastures and start a new life in the Western world, from Europe to America. 19-year-old Lamidi Basirat from Oyo, was promised a hairdressing career in the US, while Yusuf Hafsat Omobolanle, aged 32 and a trained nurse based in Lagos, was assured of a lucrative nursing job also in the US. But both women, like others they met over there, were only being lured into prostitution in Libya.

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