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How Marine Engr, 4 others were arrested for human trafficking in Maiduguri

FIVE persons including a Marine Engineer, suspected to be engaging in human trafficking, have been arrested at Banki, a border town, 126 km from Maiduguri, the Borno state capital by men of the Nigerian Immigration Services, border patrol team while they were about crossing over to Cameroun republic. The suspects were arrested with a 26- year-old girl suspected to be a victim

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How Man, 36, was hacked to death •••Doctor’s strike contributed to his death — bereaved family

It is no longer news that Ita Aro community in the heart of Ikorodu town, Lagos, has been sitting on a keg of gun powder, just like a time bomb, waiting to explode. This is as a result of a protracted land dispute at Maya Ajegunle area of the community. The dispute centers on the tussle over leadership in the community and the controversy surrounding the large sale of land by factions of the disputing party

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“I was hired to pluck out eyes of 11-yr-old boy” •Confession of suspected ritualist in Sokoto

In October 31, 2006,the world suddenly went blank for little Master Umar Mamman. His two eyes were forcibly plucked off by some ritualists in a sugar cane farm in Sokoto State. In fact, the 7-year-old boy was enticed by his assailants into the farm where they plucked off his two eyes preparatory to using him for rituals. . Mother luck was however, on his side for he was later rescued by security agents who also arrested some suspects(names withheld) The suspects were subsequently charged before a magistrate court VI in Sokoto for causing grievous hurt (of a minor) punishable under Section 247 of the Penal Code

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My experience with robbers, Police gun battle — Car snatchers’ victim

When in November 2010, 62-year-old Mrs Ihekoro received a telephone call from one of her sons in the United States of America informing his decision to come spend the just celebrated Christmas and new year in Nigeria, she looked forward with great expectation. Then the D-day eventually came with the excitement of seeing her son bubbling inside her. She set out in another of her son’s car on a Sunday to meet the US returnee in a hotel around Festac area, where she embraced him with tears of joy rolling down her cheeks. The family talked long into the night, until mama as she is fondly called ,was informed on the need to return back to her other son’s home

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I am only a victim of circumstance – Suspected accomplice in truck hijack

Olarewaju Fawehinmi quickly covered her face with her head gear on sighting journalists approaching. Simultaneously she burst into tears, prompting this reporter to ask what her mission with the police was. She was paraded along side four other suspected members of a syndicate said to be specialists in hijacking containers going in or coming out of the Apapa and Tin-Can Island ports, by the Ports Authority Police Command.

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Imo police command intensify war against criminals

THE war against crime and criminality in the Imo state has begun to yield some fruitful results with the recent arrest and recovery of arms and ammunition by detectives attached to the state police command. Evidently, social and commercial life has since picked up tremendously in the state as the state police command has declared a zero tolerance for crime in the state. Before now, it was common knowledge for innocent citizens to be brazenly attacked by armed robbers while the hydra-headed monster called kidnapping took the center stage. It was therefore, true to say that the present adminis-tration under Governor Ikedi Ohakim inherited quite a number of challengings of which armed robbery and kidnapping were part

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How ‘Price and Pick’ armed robbers were rounded up •We don’t shoot shop owners, but we bear arms to threaten our victims — Suspects

THEIR activities and manner of operations could be likened to shoplifting, but the difference between this syndicate who specialized only in raiding shops and supermarkets is that they operated on get away motor-bikes popularly known as Okada and bore arms even though they claimed they do not shoot at their victims

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Ogun Police arrest four over hijacked 33,000 litres of diesel

Tanker drivers, particularly those conveying petroleum products have suffered untold agony in the hands of men of the underworld, following an outright hijack of the trucks. Some of the drivers, including their motor-boys were sometimes killed, at the slightest attempt to put up resistance. Others were left with scars of bullet wounds or even disfigured by dangerous instrument from men of the underworld.

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N62m fraud against serving Police Officer German-based Nigerian send SOS to IGP

A German-based Nigerian, Dickson Utuke, who alleged N62 million fraudulent enrichment against a serving Police Officer in Lagos, has sent a save-our-soul plea to the Inspector-General of Police, Hafiz Ringim over what he tagged, ‘illegal release of exhibit vehicles’ recovered from the Police Officer. Mr. Utuke had, in October, last year, reported to the Inspector-General of Police monitoring unit at the Force Headquarters, Abuja that he engaged the Inspector serving at Area F, Ikeja, Lagos, and who incidentally is his in-law, in his importation business concerns only for him to divert his hard-earned money into personnel use.

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