A Wuse Zone 2 Magistrates’ Court in Abuja on Wednesday remanded in custody a 42-year-old man, Lateef Abu, accused of attempting to dupe a former minister of a property in the FCT
The Police authorities in Delta state have rounded up a total of forty-five (45) suspected secret cult members during an initiation ceremony for new members in Ovwian community, near Warri.
No fewer than 35 inmates were on Tuesday freed from the Bauchi Prison by the acting Chief Judge of Bauchi State, Justice Hamidu Kunaza, according to the Punch.
Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe has expressed hope that the Boko Haram insurgency would soon come to an end in spite of the barbaric and unjustified suicide attacks.
The Lagos State Police Command has smashed a robbery syndicate which specialised in using police emblem during operation, arresting five suspected members of the gang and recovered two pump action guns and two pistol from them.
Suspected Boko Haram terrorists on Wednesday, hit the Buhari Housing Estate, in Damaturu, Yobe State.
Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Police, Usman Gwary, in charge of Zone 9, has declared categorically that the police are ready to battle the Movement for Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and the Independent People of Biafra (IPB).
The Sokoto State Police Command on Tuesday declared an officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Aliyu Jekada, wanted for allegedly stabbing a 25-year man, Kasimu Dandaba.
Russian fighter jets have launched air strikes in the Syrian province of Hama and in areas bordering the Idlib province, according to a monitoring group.
There was a mild drama yesterday when plainclothes police operatives numbering more than 15 arrested two female suspected terrorists.
Mr Afam Ezekude, the Director General of the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), said on Tuesday that the commission prosecuted 179 suspected pirates while 53 were convicted in the last four years.
Authorities in Ivory Coast must put an end to what Amnesty International claims is a wave of arbitrary arrests and abuse targeting opposition supporters in the run-up to a presidential election later this month, the rights campaigner said on Monday.
Police in Rivers State have rescued a female victim of abduction who was chained down at kidnappers’ den in Port Harcourt.
The state Commissioner of Police, Musa Kimo, disclosed this yesterday while parading 20 suspects arrested for various crimes ranging from kidnapping, armed robbery and cultism. Giving the breakdown, Kimo 11 were kidnappers, five were cult members while four were armed robbers.
The police chief said arms recovered from the suspects included five AK47 rifles, one General Purpose Rifle (GPR), five locally-made pistols, six single-barrelled guns, 161 rounds of ammunition and 11 vehicles.
According him, seven kidnap victims were rescued by policemen. He said: “They are Mrs Bunmi Shonoye (43 years), Mrs Thressa Nwosu (76), Mr Osimoke Itu, Master Judah Ayoade (10), Mr Ugochukwu Duru, Mr Friday Ozogo and Professor Iheanyi S. Nzeneri.”
“These rescued kidnap victims were found in an inhumanly cruel condition, depicting the depravity, wickedness and reprehensible disposition of these hoodlums.
“A case in hand was that of Mrs Bunmi Shonoye, who was found with chain on her legs at the kidnappers’ hideout on Rumuduru Road, Port Harcourt. “One Obinna Ezekiel ‘m’ 28 years and Henry Enyi ‘m’ 28 years were arrested during her rescue operation, while two AK 47 rifles, four magazines, 40 rounds of 7.62 live ammunition and a Honda Accord saloon car with registration No. NDN 43 JP were recovered at the scene.
“You will remember on July 27 we paraded the trio of Kelvin Ogbulaon, male and aged 22, Chiwendu Akani ‘m’ aged 20 and Nelson Kacaranmoh ‘m’ aged 23 who all confessed to have kidnapped, killed and buried one Friday Ozoko in a shallow grave at Choba waterfronts.
“Their fugitive co-traveller, one Stephen Ezebunwo, is now in the police net. He was arrested at Rukpokwu on October 1. “Our quick responses and discreet investigations into reported cases of kidnappings have led to the safe rescue of seven kidnap victims.
“On September 29, about 11am, our men conducted a sting operation on NTA Road, Port Harcourt and arrested Sunny Ossai ‘m’ who is the leader of a car-snatching syndicate.” Kimo said further interrogation of Ossai led policemen to Abia State where five suspected stolen vehicles were recovered.
He added: “The vehicles are Toyota RAV4 (gold colour), Toyota Camry (grey colour), Toyota Camry (silver colour), Honda EOD (silver colour), Toyota Land Cruiser Jeep (wine colour).
“A Toyota Lexus (silver colour) belonging to one Mrs E. Amadi that was snatched at gunpoint along Obiri-Ikwerre was also recovered by the operatives of the command on September 29 at Awka, Anambra State.”
ast seven months, Niger, like other countries within the Lake Chad basin, came under Boko Haram attacks from its bases in Nigeria.
An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, Monday, charged three persons, Biodun Aguda, Dapo Olanrewaju and Olalekan Abraham, with conspiracy and stealing after the trio allegedly robbed two men of their ATM cards and forced them to divulge their pin numbers in order to withdraw money from their accounts against their wishes.