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Exposed! Hotel staff hid missing student’s corpse to evade arrest
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Exposed! Hotel staff hid missing student’s corpse to evade arrest

Investigation has revealed that the 37 years old student, Timothy Adegoke who travelled from Abuja to write an exam at the Obafemi Awolowo University OAU distance learning centre in Moro, Osun State on November 5, but was declared missing days after, died in a hotel. The student whose corpse was said to have been discovered at a bush allegedly died in the Hilton Hotel and Resort, Ile-Ife, a hotel belonging to Ramon Adedoyin, founder of Oduduwa University and Ile-Ife Polytechnic. According to Williams Abiodun, lawyer to Ramon Adedoyin, staff of his client’s hotel ‘Hilton Hotel and Resort’ had hid the corpse of Timothy Adegoke, for fear of being arrested. The deceased, Adegoke, was a master’s degree student of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) before his controversial death. ...
Uneasy calm as Police, gunmen exchange fire in Anambra
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Uneasy calm as Police, gunmen exchange fire in Anambra

A joint security operatives on Tuesday engaged in a gun battle with suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Ihiala, Anambra state. The Council Area where the supplementary governorship election is being conducted had been notorious for its security volatility, a reason that contributed to the poll shift. The gun-duel which took place at Mbosi Osumowu junction, boundary between Anambra and State lasted for about three hours. Our correspondent who ran into the operatives comprising the army, police, immigration and other security operatives was asked to turn back for their safety. "We've been here for the past three hours exchanging fire with them. You better reverse and take a safer route," one of the police officers warned.
Hunters nab suspected kidnappers, AK-47 recovered
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Hunters nab suspected kidnappers, AK-47 recovered

Professional hunters have aided the Police in the arrest of three gang members of a syndicate terrorizing two states. The police also confirmed the arrest of one Ibrahim Babangida, a principal suspect in the kidnap of a nursing mother Hauwa Umaru, and her daughter on October 10, in Adama­wa. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje confirmed the development in Yola. According to Nguroje, Baban­gida was arrested along­side three others who were also behind the attack on the Ngurore Police station. He said the suspects were arrested on Thursday and one AK-47 rifle with 16 rounds of live ammunition was recovered. “The breakthrough that led to the arrest of the suspects began with the arrest of one Buba Ibrahim Baban­gida, 20, a native of Wuro Bila...
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...
Black Sunday in Anambra as unknown gunmen strike again, kill 3 policemen in Onitsha (Video)
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Black Sunday in Anambra as unknown gunmen strike again, kill 3 policemen in Onitsha (Video)

Anambra State was thrown into panic again on Sunday morning as unknown gunmen reportedly killed three policemen in Awada area of Onitsha and also set their vehicle ablaze. Many other persons were said to have sustained various degree of injuries during the attack. Sources said that the incident happened around 9.00am when some worshipper were rushing to their different churches. An eyewitness claimed that policemen always station their vehicle at the junction on daily basis as a security post and are known to brazenly extort motorists thereby causing traffic hold up in the area. Video 1 Another source however said that the police presence in the area has helped the people of the area who were daily living in fear of the men of the underworld who strike at will there. As ...
Police declare planned cultism day unlawful
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Police declare planned cultism day unlawful

The Osun State Command of the Nigeria Police has warned persons planning to celebrate cultism day today, that they won’t be allowed to do so. The Command in a statement in Osogbo by its public relations officer, SP Opalola Yemisi Olawoyin on behalf of the Osun State Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode warned such people to shelf their plans or face the consequences. The statement warned that police and other security operatives in the state won’t allow the planned cultism day celebration to hold as it is an unlawful gathering. The statement further urged parents and guardians to warn their children and wards against participating in any such activities as security operatives have been ordered to reject anything that may threaten the peace of the state. It however assured l...
Just In: Boy, 13 murders father in Edo
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Just In: Boy, 13 murders father in Edo

Operatives of Edo State Police Command on Wednesday arrested a thirteen year old boy for allegedly murdering his 80 year old father. The Public Relations Officer(PPRO) of the command, Bello Kontongs(SP) said that the boy committed the offence on Sunday and is now in custody awaiting trial before the juvenile court. Kontongs warned young people against anger adding that they should also avoid the use of hard drugs. In another development, the PPRO said that an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) serving with the command on Sunday night neutralised two armed robbery suspects who attacked him. The PPRO urged Edo residents to shun crime stating that the command is committed to a constant fight against criminality in the state.
5 killed as trigger happy Policeman opens fire in Enugu
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5 killed as trigger happy Policeman opens fire in Enugu

Five people were on Sunday killed by a trigger happy policeman at about 9.30am in the Golf Estate area of Enugu, Enugu State. Police Inspector attached Special Protection Unit (SPU) Base 9, Umuahia, Abia State and said to be on duty at RC Lotto Company located in the Golf Estate. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Enugu State command, Daniel Ndukwe (ASP) confirmed that the trigger happy Officer has been arrested and taken into custody pending the conclusion of investigation. Meanwhile, The Enugu State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu(CP), has ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (State CIID), to carry out thorough investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the shooti...
BENUE: No massacre in Katsina-Ala, police insist
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BENUE: No massacre in Katsina-Ala, police insist

The Benue State Police command says there is no iota of truth in the viral video suggestive of massacre of many people in Michihe ward of Katsina-Ala LGA. This clarification was contained in a press release signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, Anene Sewuese Cathrine (DSP) The PPRO said that at about 8.00am, on Friday, police teams were deployed to villages in Michihe Council ward, Kastina-Ala Local Government Area, to ascertain the authenticityof the news of a massacre going viral on social media, suggesting that about thirty six corpses recovered at a scene. DSP Anene said that upon arrival at the council ward, the detectives observed that they were no corpses or graves to signify any form of burial and no official reports have been made to the po...
S’East: Police launch “Operation Restore Peace,”…declares ‘war’ against IPOB
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S’East: Police launch “Operation Restore Peace,”…declares ‘war’ against IPOB

Inspector General of Police, Mr. Usman Baba, Tuesday in Enugu launched “Operation Restore Peace” in the South East. The new security operation is to address rising insecurity and secessionist agitation in the zone. “Operation Restore Peace” is part of government effort to address growing insecurity, attacks on security infrastructure and secessionist agitation in the zone. Speaking at the launch in Enugu, Mr Usman Baba, said that the operation was necessitated by need to quell inter-ethnic intolerance and agitation by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). He said that, “violent agitation and associated crimes, particularly, those that endanger the lives, property and livelihood of the civil populace and threaten our national unity, peace and security in the form being cu...
Three shallow graves discovered in Ebonyi by police
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Three shallow graves discovered in Ebonyi by police

Three shallow graves found in Ebonyi State by the Policemen. The graves were discovered on Tuesday and It was unclear who were buried in the graves but police said they were armed robbers gunned down in a shootout with law enforcement officials and buried by fellow robbers. There was a gun battle two weeks ago with some robbers at Onueke in Ezza South local government area of the state. The hoodlums attempted to rob a bank but were unsuccessful, though they dispossessed some residents and site workers of their belongings. They killed a policeman and shot the bank manager. Police arrived and engaged them in a gun battle. Police spokesperson Loveth Odah said three of the robbery suspects were killed in the shootout. She said arms and ammunition were also recovered f...
Firearms, vehicles, Military uniforms, 16 Phones recovered as Enugu Police arrest 4 suspects
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Firearms, vehicles, Military uniforms, 16 Phones recovered as Enugu Police arrest 4 suspects

Operatives of the Enugu State Police Command in swift operations have arrested of four male suspects involved in different offences and recovered four firearms, fifteen live and one expended cartridges, three snatched/stolen vehicles, sixteen phones of different makes and some SIM cards, four power banks, Military wears, two daggers, some quantities of weeds suspected to be Indian Hemp and other incriminating items. The Police Public Relations Officer PPRO of the command, Daniel Ndukwe (ASP) revealed this in a press release. Ndukwe said that the operations were carried out by operatives attached to Enugu Area Command, Awkunanaw and 9th Mile Police Divisions of the Command. "On 06/05/2021 at about 7.45pm Police Operatives attached to Awkunanaw Police Division, recovered one lo...
How we broke into Police headquarters, Correctional facility in Owerri – ESN operative
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How we broke into Police headquarters, Correctional facility in Owerri – ESN operative

An operative of the Eastern Security Network, the militant arm of the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) has been arrested by the police, who narrated how he and other members broke into the Imo State Police Command and the Imo State Correctional facility in Owerri, the state capital. Sources claimed that the suspect, who gave his name only as Andy, alias Japan, was arrested in the Orsu Local Government Area of Imo State, and confessed to have participated in the April 5 invasion of the two government buildings in the state capital. In a video recording of his confession, Andy said he and others were conveyed in a bus before dawn as they invaded the correctional centre noting that he and others broke the windows of the correctional facility as the inmates ran out. “My name is Andy...
Mob burn Police station, 2 vehicles, kill 1 in Sokoto
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Mob burn Police station, 2 vehicles, kill 1 in Sokoto

The orgy of violence against the police continue as the Sokoto Police Command, confirmed that mob on Tuesday 27 April 2021 attacked the Kware Divisional Police station, located in Kware local government area of Sokoto State. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) , ASP Abubakar Sanusi confirmed the incident He said that one person died and the station and two vehicles were set on fire as a result of the mob action. He said the mob was at the station demanding the release of two kidnap suspects, who were arrested and being investigated for their alleged involvement in kidnapping in the area. He explained that the mob, mostly youths, were shouting and insisting that the two suspects be released. The Daily Vendor was informed that the mob action was a case of jungle justic...
Lagos releases identity of sacked Killer Police inspector, to face murder charges [PHOTO]
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Lagos releases identity of sacked Killer Police inspector, to face murder charges [PHOTO]

The killer policeman, Inspector Jonathan Kampani (AP No 278055) who killed Jelili Bakare at Quinox Lounge, Sangotedo area of Lagos State for demanding to know why he wanted to search him has been sacked by the Lagos police command. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), for the command, Muyiwa Adejobi (CSP) revealed this in a press release. Kampani shot and killed the 45-year-old businessman who was relaxing at the spot on March 18, 2021 Adejobi said in a statement that the dismissal had been conveyed to the Deputy Commissioner of Police, State CID, Panti. Jonathan Kampani Kampani according to the PPRO would be prosecuted as advised by the Department of Public Prosecution, Lagos. Meanwhile, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu(CP) who had earlier ...
IPOB mocks Army, Police, calls them cowards for tackling ESN
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IPOB mocks Army, Police, calls them cowards for tackling ESN

The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has mocked the Chief of Army Staff (CoAS), Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, and the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Adamu, over their recent warnings that the military and the police would deal with individuals and groups threatening the corporate existence of the country. The CoAS had, on Tuesday, at the first Commanding Officers’ Workshop 2021 in Uyo, Akwa Ibom, issued a stern warning to all separatist groups clamouring for secession in the country to desist from such acts or they will be made to face the full weight of the law. On the other hand, the IGP had also warned the likes of self-styled Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho who recently declared the Oduduwa Republic, founder of the Niger Delta People Volunteer Force (NDP...
Murder suspect arrested in Orlu, Imo by Police
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Murder suspect arrested in Orlu, Imo by Police

Operatives of the Divisional Police Headquarters Orlu, on Thursday, arrested one Emeka Ezuruike, a native of Ubommiri, Emuoba, Rivers State, for killing one Victor Ikegwuonu (25) of Nduichi, Arondizuogu in Imo State. Police source revealed that Victor Ikegwuonwu was said to have informed one Pa Chijioke Anyiam (52) that his wife Patience Anyiam, 30 years old, was involved in a hot romance with Emeka Ezuruike, an affair which he said had been on for a very long time. Sequel to that, the source said Emeka went to see Victor to ask him about the allegation. “During the enquiry, both of them got into a serious fight and in the process Emeka Ezuruike stabbed Victor Ikegwuonu with pieces of broken bottles which led to the death of Victor Ikegwuonu.” However, the Police spokesman...
Police deploys 10,000 men for Kano LG elections
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Police deploys 10,000 men for Kano LG elections

About 10,000 security agents have been deployed for the local government elections scheduled for Saturday, January 16 in Kano State, the state police command said in a statement on Thursday. According to the spokesman of the Command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, the security agents comprise of police officers and men drafted from other security agencies such as the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Nigeria Immigration Service, Nigeria Customs Service and Nigeria Correctional Service among others. He further disclosed that the personnel would be deployed in all the polling units in the 484 wards spread across the 44 local government areas of the state. Haruna also explained that there would be restriction of movement in the state between 6.a.m. and 6.00 p.m, except those on e...
Benue police arrest 18-year-old girl for setting boyfriend’s house on fire
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Benue police arrest 18-year-old girl for setting boyfriend’s house on fire

The Benue State Police Command has arrested an 18-year-old girl identified as Chidinma Omah, for allegedly setting her boyfriend’s house ablaze in the Zaki Biam area of Wadata, Makurdi, the state capital. A neighbour of the boyfriend who witnessed the incident which happened on Monday, January 11, narrated that the lovebirds had been in a relationship for two years with the intention of getting married in the future, but fell out over a misunderstanding, with the guy calling off the relationship. The girl who felt slighted by the action of her lover, decided to teach him a lesson by setting his house on fire. “The two lovebirds have been having misunderstandings. But around 2am on Monday, we heard a loud noise which woke people up and we later discovered that a house was burn...
Police arrests 243 for violating COVID-19 protocols in Lagos
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Police arrests 243 for violating COVID-19 protocols in Lagos

Police operatives in Lagos have arrested 243 persons for violating the COVID-19 protocols in the state. The state’s Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, who disclosed this while parading the suspects at the command headquarters, Ikeja, on Saturday, said the violators were arrested during the raid on some night clubs in the state. According to him, some persons were arrested for violating the 12:00midnight to 4:00 a.m. curfew imposed by the Federal Government last year to curb the spread of COVID-19. Odumosu said: “In continuation of the vow and commitment of the command to enforce COVID-19 orders and protocols, the command has not relented on its oars in making sure that there is total compliance with COVID-19 orders with a view to reducing or halting the spread of the pan...
Criminals in Edo Police cell escaped, officers on duty detained
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Criminals in Edo Police cell escaped, officers on duty detained

Scores of detained kidnappers, armed robbers, cultists and other criminals on Sunday escaped from the cell of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) of Edo State Police Command in Benin. Our reporter gathered that the policemen on duty had been arrested and detained on the order of Police Commissioner Babatunde Kokumo. It was gathered that most of the suspects arrested in the past two months escaped. It was gathered that criminals are still having a field day in the state despite the activities of personnel of the Joint Security Task Force comprising soldiers, policemen, operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC). Kokumo, a newly-promoted Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) and spokesman Chi...
Police arrests 2,735 suspected armed robbers, kidnappers, others in Ogun
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Police arrests 2,735 suspected armed robbers, kidnappers, others in Ogun

The Ogun State Police Command said on Thursday 2,735 suspected armed robbers, kidnappers and other criminals were arrested between July and December in the state. The state’s Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, stated this when he paraded 47 suspects arrested for armed robbery, cultism, human trafficking, and murder, among others at the command’s headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta. He said 113 armed robbers, 227 cultists, 24 kidnappers, 47 rapists, and 2,324 others had been arrested by police in the last six months. Ajogun also disclosed that 14 armed robbery suspects were shot dead during gun duels with police. According to him, the command recovered 57 various types of firearms, 82 different types of ammunition and 31 vehicles during the period. He said: “The comma...
Police arrests 16 suspected cultists in Lagos
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Police arrests 16 suspected cultists in Lagos

Police operatives had arrested 16 suspected members of the Eiye Confraternity in Lagos. The spokesman of the state police command, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, said the suspects’ arrest was part of efforts by the Force to protect lives and property in the state. He said: “The Lagos State police command had been on the trail of criminals terrorising citizens and residents at strategic locations, especially in Ikorodu and Lekki/Ajah areas of the state.” According to him, a police surveillance team attached to Ikorodu Division of the command on Monday raided some “black spots” in the area and arrested 14 suspected cultists. He said one Taiye Lasisi was arrested with a locally-made revolver pistol. Also arrested by the police were – Segun...
Police arrest three traffic robbery suspects in Lagos
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Police arrest three traffic robbery suspects in Lagos

Three suspected traffic robbers that have been terrorising residents of the Agidingbi area of Ikeja and its environs have met their waterloo, following their arrest by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, RRS of the Lagos State Police Command. This is just as the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered the Commander, RRS, CSP Saheed Egbeyemi and heads of other operational units, including the Mobile Police Force, State Intelligence Bureau, and the CP Monitoring Unit, to relocate to Ikorudu, following intelligence report on the threat by robbers to launch an attack on residents. The arrest of the traffic robbery suspects according to the spokesman for the command, SP Olumuyiwa Adehobi, was the result of the proactive measures put in p...
38 suspects escape from police custody in Enugu
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38 suspects escape from police custody in Enugu

At least 38 suspected criminals have reportedly escaped from police custody in Enugu State. Police sources told journalists on Monday that the criminals who were remanded in the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) at the state’s police command headquarters in Enugu, the state capital, escaped on Sunday night. Sources told journalists that the inmates who escaped from the cell were remanded in the command headquarters on the order of a magistrate court after they were indicted for various offences. They added that the congestion of the Nigerian Correctional Service in Enugu forced security operatives to keep the suspects in police custody.
JUST IN: Ekiti Police arrest suspected abductors of Fayemi’s ex-commissioner
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JUST IN: Ekiti Police arrest suspected abductors of Fayemi’s ex-commissioner

Ekiti State Police Command, on Friday, said one of the suspected abductors of former Commissioner of Agriculture in the state; Mr. Olabode Folorunso had been arrested. Folorunso, who was kidnapped by some suspected Fulani herders men on Sunday, April 26, 2020, at Elemosho -Ekiti along Isan- Iludun Road in Oye Council, was left off the hook after eight days in captivity. Parading the suspect, Yakubu Aliyu, at the Command headquarters in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, the police spokesman, ASP Sunday Abutu, said the suspect confessed to be a member of the kidnap syndicate that abducted Folorunso. He said, “During interrogation, Aliyu confessed to be a member of kidnap syndicate that kidnapped Mr. Folorunso Olabode, former Commissioner for Agriculture to Governor Kayode Fayemi. ...
Police recover stolen Ogun Assembly mace in Lagos
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Police recover stolen Ogun Assembly mace in Lagos

The police authorities in Lagos have recovered a stolen mace from the Ogun State House of Assembly, Abeokuta. In a statement issued on Friday by the Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the mace was retrieved at Abule Ado area of the state by operatives attached to the Trade Fair Section. “The police operatives attached to Trade Fair Station of the Lagos State Police Command today Friday 11th December 2020, recovered the missing mace of the Ogun State House of Assembly at Abule Ado Area of the state at about 8.30 am,” the statement partly read. “The police operatives, who were responsive, worked on intelligence from the members of the community that someone in a moving vehicle, suspected to be Toyota Siena Space Wagon, threw out an object into the nearby bush a...
Tension as Police kill school boy over N100 bribe In Rivers
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Tension as Police kill school boy over N100 bribe In Rivers

The World Human Rights Day which suppose to be a memorable day of joy was marked an atmosphere of tension and mourning in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, as a policeman shot dead a Keke rider over alleged N100 checkpoint extortion on Thursday. Two more persons were feared killed as police, joined by vigilante repelled an angry mob’s attempt to torch the Rumuokoro Police Divisional Office whose personnel was said to have killed the tricycle rider. Police Public Relations Officer, Rivers Command, Nnamdi Omoni, said the officer who shot the victim has been arrested as the police made frantic efforts at easing tension generated by the development. The victim popularly known as School Boy was shot at Elukpokpodu Road at Rukpokwu, a link to popular SARS Road, Obio Akpor Local Governme...
Police arrests three suspected car thieves in Cross River
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Police arrests three suspected car thieves in Cross River

The Cross River State Police Command, has said it has arrested three suspected car theives over the alleged robbery of a household in Calabar, the state capital. It was learnt that the car thieves, carried out the operation in the victims’ house and made away with a 2018 Corolla Toyota worth N8 million. It was also gathered that when the alarm was raised about the robbery, the Anti Kidnapping/Cultism Team (AKCT), tracked the robbers from Calabar to Uyo, the state capital of Akwa Ibom, apprehended them and recovered the stolen car. Findings showed that they had already put the car worth 8 million naira up for sale at a Car stand in Uyo, for just N1 million, before the AKCT apprehended them. Speaking with journalists on Tuesday in Calabar, the Cross River State Commisioner o...
Ogun suspected hoodlums abduct four policemen, shoot DPO
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Ogun suspected hoodlums abduct four policemen, shoot DPO

Suspected hoodlums on Thursday abducted four police operatives and shot the Divisioner Police Officer at Aba Tuntun village in Ijebu-Igbo, Ijebu -North local government area of Ogun State. Our correspondent gathered that the trouble started after a team of policemen disarmed some hoodlums following a complaint by the village head that some hoodlums were in possession of firearms. It was further gathered that the Baale had earlier petitioned the police, complaining that some people within his community were in possession of firearms, which they use to terrorise the villagers. The police, after receiving the petition, swung into action by conducting a raid with 15 officers and 35 local vigilantes on Thursday. It was further gathered that the raid was successful as six single...