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Abducted UniPort students regain freedom
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Abducted UniPort students regain freedom

The four students of the University of Port Harcourt who were abducted by gunmen have regained their freedom. The students were returning from the Ahoada area of Rivers State when the kidnappers struck and whisked them away. Sources claimed that the victims escaped on Wednesday when a team of security operatives invaded the kidnappers’ den and engaged them in a shootout. The Public Relations Officer of the university, Sam Kpenu, while confirming the development, said the students had been reunited with their families. He said, “Four students of the University of Port Harcourt who were kidnapped last weekend have been released and reunited with their families. “Gbaa Nenubari, Asumbo Elizabeth, Eze Chimezie and Onosigho Augustine were abducted on their way from the Orashi Riv...
FAAN arrests 90 persons for forging Covid-19 results, others
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FAAN arrests 90 persons for forging Covid-19 results, others

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has arrested no fewer than 90 persons over criminal activities regarding forging of fake COVID-19 test results perpetrated at both the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday. She noted that the touts were arrested for various acts of illegality including Fake Covid-19 test results, touting, unauthorised entry, trespass, Illegal facilitation, forgery, loitering, theft, public nuisance, amongst others. Some of those arrested are staff of Patovilki Nigeria Limited, Lakewood Services, Nacho Plc, and other airport staff. Out of the total arrested, 59 were handed over to the ai...
Abduction of Plateau State Traditional Ruler: 8 suspects arrested
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Abduction of Plateau State Traditional Ruler: 8 suspects arrested

Troops of Operation Safe Haven have arrested eight suspects in connection with the kidnap of a traditional ruler in Plateau State, Charles Mato Dakat. The paramount traditional ruler in Gindiri LGA, was kidnapped by gunmen who attacked his palace last Sunday around 1am. He was, however, released in the early hours of Friday. The Military Information Officer of Operation Safe Haven has confirmed the arrest. “While the Paramount ruler of Gindiri in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State, Chief Charles Mato, has been with his abductors, the commander Operation SAFE HAVEN, Major General Ibrahim Ali, placed the troops deployed at Gyanbus on red alert and the hot trail of the perpetrators. “Consequently, eight suspects were arrested in connection with the kidnap incidence a...
CCTV footage: Two Bank robbers nabbed in Mumbai
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CCTV footage: Two Bank robbers nabbed in Mumbai

By: Abhijit Ray, Kolkata, India At the end of the year, an incident of a dangerous bank robbery was reported at a branch of the State Bank of India (SBI) at country’s capital city Mumbai.  A contract-worker with the bank was gunned down by the two masked robbers when he tried to stop them.  The incident took place at SBI's Dahisar branch at Mumbai last Wednesday. The robbers looted INR 2.05 Lakhs cash.  The CCTV footage captured the entire robbery scene, and the same footage has gone viral. The footage shows that two masked strangers with guns are inside the SBI's Dahisar branch and one of them pointed a gun. It was an extreme shocking scene to see  that the robbery and murder took place at day time in a metropolitan city like Mumbai.  However, upon...
Student assaults UNIlorin female lecturer
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Student assaults UNIlorin female lecturer

Mrs Zakariyya a female lecturer at the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Ilorin was beaten to a pulp in her office by a 400-level student of the institution. The lecturer is said to be recuperating in an undisclosed hospital. The student, identified as Captain Walz, reportedly attacked the lecturer in her office inflicting severe injuries on his victim. Sources claimed that the student had sought the help of the lecturer, who was his project’s supervisor, because he did not observe the compulsory Students Industrial Work Scheme. They claimed that the student went to the lecturer’s office and started banging her table, moved closer to her and slapped her. “The lecturer tried to escape and he kept pursuing her; she ran into an office, but Cap...
5 arrested as NDLEA intercepts 16.85kg cocaine, heroin at Lagos Airport, Seaport
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5 arrested as NDLEA intercepts 16.85kg cocaine, heroin at Lagos Airport, Seaport

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA have intercepted consignments of cocaine and heroin with a combined weight of 16.85 kilograms said to worth over N4.9 billion in street value at the Apapa seaport and Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. The Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA Headquarters, Abuja, Femi Babafemi who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, said four persons are currently being investigated for the 13.65kg of cocaine seized onboard a ship, MV Karteria that came into the Apapa port from Santos, Brazil on Sunday, November 7, 2021, barely three weeks after 32.9kg of cocaine was intercepted at the port on another vessel, MV Chayanee Naree, also from Santos, Brazil. According to Babafemi, “In well-coordinated follow-up operations, no fewer than fiv...
Nigerian National arrested in India for drug peddling [Photo]
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Nigerian National arrested in India for drug peddling [Photo]

The Anti-Narcotics wing of the Central Crime Branch from Bengaluru of Indian State Karnataka today busted an Inter-State drug racket and arrested a Nigerian national who was peddling synthetic drugs in the city and seized synthetic Drugs worth Rs.20 lakhs.  One of the senior police officer told The Daily Vendor Newspaper India Correspondent that Anti-Narcotics Wing’s  Asst. Commissioner of Police P, KC Goutham received a tip-off that a Nigerian National is indulged in selling drugs and is peddling synthetic drugs from his house to college students and professionals.  Based on a tip off, a team of officials raided a house in Ramamurthynagar and conducted a search operation and during search the team found Synthetic Drugs in the house and arrested the acc...
2 arrested with fresh human head, dismembered Woman’s body
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2 arrested with fresh human head, dismembered Woman’s body

Two suspected ritualists have been arrested with fresh human head and dismembered woman’s body. The suspects, Ismailia Wasiu ‘m’ aged 29 and Mutairu Shittu ‘m’ aged 35 were arrested by the Oyo State Police Command. Confirming the incident in a press statement on Wednesday, the States’ Police Public Relations Officer PPRO, DSP Adewale Osifeso disclosed that the arrest of the suspects was possible following the receipt of credible intelligence from residents of Ayekale, Saki Area of the State, at about 0230hrs on Monday 25/10/2021, alleging that the duo of Ismaila Wasiu ‘m’ age 29 yrs and Mutairu Shittu ‘m’ age 35yrs, both of Ayekale Area Saki, have been found in possession of a fresh human head. The statement further said that operatives of the Saki Divisional Police Headquarters ...
Smoke-out drug barons, cartels from their hideouts – Marwa charges officers
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Smoke-out drug barons, cartels from their hideouts – Marwa charges officers

The National Chairman and Chief Executive of the National Drugs Law Enforcement  Agency NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Marwa (Retd) has charged officers of the agency to go all out and root out drug barons and cartels from their hideouts across the country. Marwa who said this in a statement released by the Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi on Monday in Kaduna state during the special operations training graduation ceremony for 143 officers of the Strike Force Corps held at the Nigerian Army School of Infantry, NASI, Jaji, stated that the drug scourge in Nigeria is unacceptable, with almost 15 million Nigerians abusing substances, 20 percent of who are addicted, which is three times the global average.  According to him, Strike Force is the tip of our spear in ...
4 arrested, others flee as Governor bust illegal revenue checkpoint
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4 arrested, others flee as Governor bust illegal revenue checkpoint

Four illegal revenue collectors have been arrested at a checkpoint while extorting money from motorists especially drivers of heavy duty vehicles along the highway. Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, ordered the arrest of the gang at a checkpoint at Abinsi, Guma Local Government Area of the State on Sunday, October 24, 2021. The Daily Vendor Newspaper learnt that Governor Ortom’s attention was drawn to the activities of the illegal revenue collectors when he noticed that several heavy-duty vehicles were detained at the checkpoint on his way from Kwande Local Government. The governor then ordered his convoy to stop and inquire why many vehicles were parked at the checkpoint. It was learnt that as soon as the governor alighted from his vehicle, some of the youths at the check...
Police trace 3 suspected Kidnappers after demanding N2m as ransom
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Police trace 3 suspected Kidnappers after demanding N2m as ransom

Three suspected kidnappers are currently cooling off at Sharada police quarters of  Kano State.    The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, who stated this in a statement in Kano gave the names of the suspected kidnappers as Salihu Usman of Anguwan Rogo, Jos, Plateau State, Mubarak Aliyu of Duwala area, Jos, Plateau State and Sahibul Husna Auwal of Kwanar Ganduje Sharada Quarters, Kano. According to him, they were arrested based on credible intelligence and sustained follow-up by the police. Kiyawa explained that the arrest followed a report received from a resident of Kwanar Ganduje, Sharada Phase II Quarters, Kano last month, that he was contacted and threatened on the telephone to pay the sum of Two Million Naira (N2,000,0...
How Police nabbed blind woman with fresh human skull
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How Police nabbed blind woman with fresh human skull

An aged blind woman has been arrested by Police operatives for allegedly being in possession of a fresh human skull. The Akwa Ibom State Police Command, yesterday, paraded the blind woman alongside 138 others who were said to have been arrested across the state for various offences that include murder, armed robbery, militancy, abduction, cultism, unlawful possession of firearms, stealing and vandalism, among others. A breakdown however showed that of the 138 suspects paraded, 11 were arrested for alleged murder, while 47 were arrested for armed robbery and stealing, 21 for alleged cultism, 7 for kidnapping and abduction, 10 for defilement and rape, three for militancy, 16 for vandalism, and 24 for various crimes including child stealing. Parading the suspects at the police headq...
3 cultists arrested in Edo for dehumanizing a lady Tik Toker
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3 cultists arrested in Edo for dehumanizing a lady Tik Toker

Operatives of Edo Police command have arrested three suspected cultists for assaulting a lady Tik Toker. The three suspected cultists were paraded by the command for allegedly dehumanised a female TikToker identified simply as Olivia. They were paraded at police headquarters in Benin City on Friday, October 1, for brutalizing and stripping Olivia naked over a TikTok video where she was allegedly miming to an Aiye cult audio. Following the viral video clip where some young men were seen assaulting and dehumanizing a young lady, the Edo State of Commissioner of Police, Aliyu Ogbadu(CP) directed a discreet investigation and intelligence base approach to unravel those behind the dastardly act. The Victim identified as Olivia During the cause of information and intelligence gath...
NDLEA nab fake Soldier, supplier of drugs, ammunition to Bandits
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NDLEA nab fake Soldier, supplier of drugs, ammunition to Bandits

The operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA have arrested a fake soldier, Hayatu Galadima who claimed to be a Lance Corporal serving in Ibadan, Oyo State. The Daily Vendor Newspaper correspondent report that the agency’s spokesman Femi Babafemi who disclosed this in a statement said that Galadima was arrested by the agency’s patrol team on Gwagwalada Expressway in Abuja on Friday, September 30, 2021 along with his accomplice, one Hamisu Adamu with the exhibits.  Femi further stated that 21 RLA 7.45mm ammunition concealed in water bottles; 16 packs of new two-way radios (walkie-talkie), and four army head masks, were among items recovered from Galadima. According to him, other exhibits recovered were a wallet containing an army ID card; one USD, two FCMB...
INDIA: Woman raped, brutally assaulted with iron rod in her private part
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INDIA: Woman raped, brutally assaulted with iron rod in her private part

A 32-year-old woman was reportedly raped and brutally assaulted inside a stationary tempo in suburban Sakinaka in the Indian financial capital Mumbai, on Friday, and her condition was said to be critical. The Daily Vendor Newspaper learnt that during the rape, a rod was inserted in the victim’s private part.  The woman was found lying in a pool of her own blood. She was taken to the civic-run Rajawadi hospital, officials said.  The incident happened on Friday morning, but Mumbai Police has  however arrested one person in connection to the rape. According to police sources, police control room received a call in the early hours of Friday that a man was thrashing a woman on Khairani Road.  A police team rushed to the spot to find a woman lying in a po...
Doctor turned Uber driver strangulated in Lagos
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Doctor turned Uber driver strangulated in Lagos

A 27-year-old medical doctor, Morenikeji Oluwaniyi, has been reportedly strangulated by a four-man gang in the Abule Egba area of Lagos State. Doctor Oluwaniyi was said to have converted his Toyota Corolla to an Uber ride to raise money for his sustenance. It was gathered that one of the hoodlums, identified only as Ahmed, requested to be conveyed to Ikeja around 10pm on Sunday. The suspect was said to have been joined by three other members of the gang later. As the vehicle got to the Underbridge area in Abule Egba, the hoodlums reportedly pounced on him and strangled him. After perpetrating the crime, Ahmed and his accomplices were said to have dumped the victim’s corpse on the ground and fled with the car. Doctor Oluwaniyi’s girlfriend, Adeola Adesanwo, who was with h...
Kolkata Killings: Mother, Son stabbed to death, autopsy reveals shocking facts
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Kolkata Killings: Mother, Son stabbed to death, autopsy reveals shocking facts

The mystery surrounding the murder of a mother and son in Kolkata, Behala Pornshree is becoming increasingly mysterious. It is learned that Sushmita Mandal (45) and her son Tamojit Mandal (13) were killed after cutting their throat.  The report however states that no chemicals or drugs were found in their bodies. That is, they had complete knowledge at the time of their murder. Initially, the police suspect that the murder was due to revenge. The bodies of the mother and son were recovered from a multi-stored flat at Indian state West Bengal’s capital city Kolkata around 9.15 pm on Monday.  Since then, unrest has spread in the area. Husband Tapan Mandal was arrested and interrogated in stages. But multiple inconsistencies have been found in his statement. He could not a...
EFCC arraigns ex-manager, Ecobank in court over N50m fraud
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EFCC arraigns ex-manager, Ecobank in court over N50m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Enugu zone has arraigned  Ecobank Nig. Ltd and its former Onitsha Branch Manager, Jossy Honnah, in court for stealing, altering, forgery and defrauding a customer, Chief Vincent Okparaku and his company, Vicyntel Nigeria Ltd , a cumulative sum of N50, 315, 780 (Fifty million, three hundred and fifteen thousand, seven hundred and eighty naira) between August 2013 to June 2016. In a twenty count charges Suit N0: 0/11c/2021, preferred against Honnah and Ecobank prepared by Ajobiewe Rotimi Enitan of EFCC, Enugu Zone on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria as the complainant, Ecobank Nig. Ltd and Jossy Honah  were accused of stealing various sums of money at different intervals from the account of Vicyntel Enterpris...
Suspected illegal petroleum products dealers nabbed in Anambra
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Suspected illegal petroleum products dealers nabbed in Anambra

Four suspected illegal petroleum products dealers have been arrested by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) in Anambra State at various locations in the state. The suspects, Sunday Nwaogu, 37, Ejike Nelson, 42, Emeka Okolo, 45 and Tochukwu Okonkwo were arrested by the anti-vandalism team of the command following credible Intelligence. Addressing newsmen on Wednesday in Awka, State Commandant, Vincent Ogu said Sunday Nwaogu of Imoha, Mgbidi Oru East LGA of Imo State was intercepted at Ihiala in a white Hiarce Bus with registration number EBONYI AKL 518 XP filled with suspected Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) (diesel). He added that Ejike Nelson and Emeka Okolo of the same address were intercepted at Ihiala on their way to deliver the adulterated product at their final de...
Usifo Ataga’s Murder: Chidimma’s new claim an after thought, says Lagos CP
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Usifo Ataga’s Murder: Chidimma’s new claim an after thought, says Lagos CP

Following the retraction of Chidinma Ojukwu of killing the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu(CP) has described her new claims as an afterthought. Chidinma, a twenty one year old Mass Communi­cation student of the Univer­sity of Lagos (UNILAG) had on Monday denied killing the Super TV CEO Ataga, a claim that is contrary to her initial confession. In her new claims, she said that the deceased Ataga had locked the room before she left but she was surprised when she came back to find out that the room wasn’t locked. She further stated that she fled with a bag containing Ataga's credentials because she was confused about what to do as he was already dead. “I went out to get food but when I came back I noticed th...
NDLEA intercepts N6.5bn heroin, declares drug baron wanted
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NDLEA intercepts N6.5bn heroin, declares drug baron wanted

A suspected drug baron, Mr Tony Onwurolu has been declared wanted by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) after a 26.15kg of heroin consignment was traced to him. The agency said it intercepted the consignment with a street value of over N6.5 billion at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja, Lagos. The spokesperson for the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi said on Sunday that the seizure was made at the Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc (SAHCO) shed of the Lagos airport. Babafemi revealed that the illicit drug arrived in Lagos in 25 parcels from South Africa through an Air Peace Airline flight on June 30, 2021, but was, however, detained for screening following reasonable suspicion of the content of the consignment. “A follow-up operation was subsequently c...
UK based suspect arrested in Imo with Riffle, Police Uniform
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UK based suspect arrested in Imo with Riffle, Police Uniform

Police operatives attached to the Imo State command have arrested UK based Michael Osundu for alleged culpability in the criminal activities in the state. The Police Public Relations Officer PPRO of the command, Ikeokwu Godson Orlando (SP) made this revelation in a press statement. Orlando said that the arrest of the suspect is in line with the mandate and directive of the Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba Usman (IGP)to restore peace and tranquility in Imo state as well as the determination and adoption of a robust crime prevention and detection strategy of the new Imo State Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro(CP). The PPRO said that operatives of the command while on surveillance and confidence building patrol arrested suspect in Owerri who claim to be based in London, Uni...
17 suspects arrested for armed robbery, attempted murder in Enugu
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17 suspects arrested for armed robbery, attempted murder in Enugu

Police operatives in Enugu State command have arrested seventeen suspected criminals. This fact was revealed in a press release signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, Daniel Ndukwe (ASP). Ndukwe said that the recent operational breakthroughs recorded by operatives of the command which led to the successful arrest of fifteen15 male and two female criminal suspects for the offences of armed robbery, attempted murder, unlawful possession of firearms, attempted vandalism amongst others. The PPRO said that the operation also led to the successful recovery of three firearms, two live cartridges, one motor vehicle, one tricycle, six mobile phones of different makes and other incriminating items. "Operatives attached to Awkunanaw Police Division of the Co...
2 arrested in Bauchi for dumping decomposing body of woman, child into sewage
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2 arrested in Bauchi for dumping decomposing body of woman, child into sewage

Two men have been arrested by police operatives attached to the Bauchi State Command for criminally dumping the decomposing body of a pregnant woman into sewage. The suspect Lamido Gunduma was said to have conspired with his friend Ishaq Abdullahi, to dump the body of a decomposing lady, Jamila Saidu and her child inside sewage in Unguwar Yari-Mari, Jamaare, Bauchi state. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Bauchi Command, Ahmed Wakil(SP) said that the suspect's induced labour in Jamila Saidu led to her death and the newborn baby. The PPRO noted that the father of the deceased, on April 7, 2021, had filed a report at the police station declaring his daughter missing and that it was discovered the following day that Lamido had deposited the corpse in a sewage system with...
Seven armed robbery suspects nabbed by EbubeAgu Operatives in Ebonyi
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Seven armed robbery suspects nabbed by EbubeAgu Operatives in Ebonyi

The Eastern Security Network known as “Ebubeagu”, Ebonyi State branch, has on Monday arrested seven armed robbery suspects in the state. The armed robbery suspects were arrested for alleged theft of tricycles, drugs dealings and other crimes. According to the Commissioner for Internal Security and Border Peace, Chief Stanley Okoro-Emegha, said that they were arrested from various locations in the state. He stated this in Abakaliki while parading the suspects, adding that the suspects were in the habit of dispossessing unsuspecting members of the public of their tricycles, motorcycles and other valuables in the capital city and disappearing into their camp inside a thick forest. He was full of thanks for Ebubeagu Security operatives for arresting most of them. He equally...
El-Zakzaky: Prosecution closes case, asks court to jail Shiites leader
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El-Zakzaky: Prosecution closes case, asks court to jail Shiites leader

Mr Dari Bayero, lead counsel in the “secret trial” of Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife Zeenat, on Wednesday prayed the Kaduna High Court to sentence the defendants. Bayero told reporters shortly after Justice Gideon Kurada, adjourned the case until May 25, that he had asked the court to overrule the defence and sentence Zakzaky, leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), and his wife as provided by the law. The counsel said the state had closed its case after presenting its 15th witness in the trial. “Our last witness has testified and the state has closed its case. “We are satisfied with the way the case has gone so far, we have presented 15 witnesses, including Army Generals, who are key actors and players that led to the filing of the case against the IMN leader...
EFCC plays audio evidence as Shehu Sani’s trial for alleged $25,000 bribery resumes
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EFCC plays audio evidence as Shehu Sani’s trial for alleged $25,000 bribery resumes

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday played an audio recording of some evidence at the resumed trial of the former Senator representing the Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani, at the Federal High Court, Abuja. The commission first arraigned the former federal lawmaker for an alleged $25,000 bribery in 2019. Sani was arraigned on a two-count charge of bribery, name-dropping and influence-peddling for allegedly obtaining the money from the Chairman of ASD Group of Companies, Alhaji Sani Dauda, in 2019. EFCC alleged that the defendant collected the money from Dauda under the false pretence that it would be used to bribe its suspended Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, in order to shield him (the complainant) from investigation and prosecution. Accord...
Court adjourns El-Zakzaky’s trial to March 31
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Court adjourns El-Zakzaky’s trial to March 31

A Kaduna State High Court has adjourned the ‘secret trial’ of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat, to March 31 to enable prosecution close its case. The lead prosecution, Chris Umar, who is also Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary in the State Ministry of Justice, confirmed the adjournment shortly after the trial that lasted for more than six hours on Monday, Daily Trust reported. According to him, the prosecution has so far presented 14 witnesses in the case. He said the court had admitted several items in evidence, but declined to mention the items. Meanwhile, El-Zakzaky's counsel, Femi Falana, Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), told reporters that items including video recordings, dane guns, SIM cards were admi...
Police moves suspected kidnapper, Wakili to hospital over ‘frail health’
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Police moves suspected kidnapper, Wakili to hospital over ‘frail health’

Police said on Sunday evening the suspected notorious kidnapper, Iskilu Wakili, who was arrested by the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) in Oyo State has been moved to the hospital over his frail health. Men of the OPC had on Sunday morning arrested Wakili alongside three others at Kajola, Ibarapa North local government area of the state. The house of the suspect, who has been fingered in the numerous abductions and killings in the area, was also razed by the group. The spokesman of the state police command, Fadeyi Olugbenga, disclosed this in a statement titled: “Oyo police assures of diligent prosecution of suspected criminals,” in Ibadan. The statement read: “The Oyo State Police Command would like to inform the general public that at about 0900 hrs of date (7th March 2021)...
Five arrested with fake COVID-19 certificate in Lagos airport
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Five arrested with fake COVID-19 certificate in Lagos airport

The Nigeria Police, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos Command has arrested and paraded five COVID-19 certificate suspects at the airport, while two others are still at large. The suspects, Achibong Idonrenyin, Moses Samuel, Popoola Adewala, Wale Aderele and Abdulmalik Ibrahim, the police said deal in selling fake COVID-19 negative certificates to unsuspecting travellers within the international wing of the airport. The suspects at large are Shehu Imam and Adeola Dalington who work with Sky Blue Services Limited, a cleaning service at the airport. Briefing journalists on Thursday, the Commissioner, Airports Command, Mr Bature Umar, said the incident occurred on February 19 at the airport where a British Airways passenger, Michael Osagbogun, was defrauded of the sum...