Crime

Importer on the run as Customs arrest officials over seize 1,100 rifles from Turkey

By Mukaila Akodu, Lagos Men of Tin-Can Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) have confiscated no fewer than 1,100 rifles said to have been illegally imported into the country from Turkey under false declaration. Addressing newsmen in Lagos on Monday, the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS,), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), said the seizure was the third interception ...

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Police says female bombers died in failed attack on Maiduguri

The Police in Borno on Saturday said two female suicide bombers were killed when they detonated the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strapped to their bodies in the outskirts of Maiduguri. A statement issued and signed by DSP Isuku Victor, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), in Maiduguri, said eight people sustained injuries in the incident. Victor said that the incident ...

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Court remands man in prison for alleged killing Lagos prince

A 29-year-old man, Adekunle Lawal was on Friday remanded in Ikoyi Prison on the orders of an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court. Lawal, whose address was not given, was arraigned on a two-count charge bordering on murder of a man, Yusuf Elegushi, a prince of the Elegushi royal family in Lagos. Presiding judge, Chief Magistrate, Mrs Oluyemisi Adelaja, who gave the ruling, said ...

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Police dock man with impersonating Lagos deputy governor on facebook By Mukaila Akodu, Lagos A 45 year-old man, Adamu Aminu has been docked by the police in Lagos for impersonating the deputy governor of the state, Dr. Idiat Adebule on facebook. Aminu was on Friday hauled up before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court to face a four-count charge of ...

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Man jailed, blames hunger as reason for stealing foodstuffs, gas cylinder in Ibadan

An Ibadan based man, Peter Chinedu, 27 has pleaded guilty for stealing foodstuff and gas cylinder. Chinedu made the admission when he was brought before a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Wednesday and has been subsequently been remanded at Agodi Prison by the presiding judge, Mr. Taiwo Oladiran. Oladiran in his ruling ordered the ...

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Police dock man for attempting suicide in Lagos Lagoon

By Mukaila Akodu, Lagos The police in Lagos have charged a 31-year-old man, Hammed Olojo to court for attempting to commit suicide. Specifically, the police who charged the accused for jumping into the Lagos lagoon was on Wednesday brought before an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court. During Olojo appearance brought before the presiding judge, Magistrate O.O.A. Fowowe-Erusiafe, he however pleaded not ...

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Niger-Delta agitators deny withdrawing quit notice to Northerners

A group of Nigerian Delta Agitators under the auspices of Coalition of Niger Delta agitators yesterday denied withdrawing their quit notice to northerners and south westerners living in the region to leave by October 1, 2017 or face dire consequences. The group also asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign on health ground and go home, saying he has failed to ...

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Lagos Police CP suspends anti-kidnapping commander

The new Commissioner of police in Lagos, CP Edgal Imohimi has ordered the immediate removal of Anti-Kidnapping commander over alleged abuse of office. The spokesman for the command, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole confirmed the removal to newsmen on Monday. According to Famous-Cole, his removal would ensure an impartial investigation into alleged bribery, sexual molestation and detention of a lady. “The CP ...

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Police yet to arrest culprits in APC Sallah day clash in Kano

Men of the Kano State Police Command said they have commenced investigation into the Saturday’s clash between supporters of immediate past Governor of the state, Alhaji Rabi’u Kwankwaso and the incumbent, Abdullahi Ganduje. The command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Magaji Majiya, disclosed this to newsmen in Kano on Monday, saying the Police had not made any arrest on the incident. ...

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Fresh application stalls judgment on Evans N300m rights suit

By Mukaila Akodu, Lagos A fresh application brought by the Nigeria Police has stalled judgment on the N300 million fundamental rights suit filed by alleged kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a Evans. This is because the police had told the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Tuesday that they did not authorise any lawyer to represent them in the case. Counsel ...

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