Prez. Buhari Confirms Adamu as Police IG

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, in his capacity as chairman, the Nigeria Police Council has confirmed the appointment of Mohammed Adamu as the substantive Inspector General of Police (IGP). The confirmation was announced after the meeting of the council held at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Adamu was appointed on January 15, 2019, in an acting capacity at the expiration of the tenure of the former IGP Ibrahim Idris, who retired at the age of 60 years. Speaking to State House correspondents after his confirmation, IGP promised…

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Mushin popular Area Boy in court for hemp smoking and beating up Policeman

A Mushin based popular area boy, Jamiu Ibrahim, has been arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly assaulting a policeman. Ibrahim allegedly assaulted the policeman while resisting arrest after being found in possession of a substance suspected to be hemp. The defendant was arraigned on three counts of manner likely to cause breach of peace and assault. The police prosecutor, Inspector Koti Aondohemba, said the incident happened on April 30, 2019, in the Ojuwoye area of Mushin, Lagos. Aondohemba said, “A policeman, Corporal Dotun Lijofi, who was on a…

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Unity Bank in trouble for duping FG N7bn

Unity Bank Plc and its Managing Director, Mrs. Tomi Somefun may be charged to court for economic sabotage by the Federal Government as the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for Recovery of Public Property has established that the bank has fleeced some of its agencies to the tune of  N7 billion as a result of “excess and arbitrary charges”. A statement by SPIPRPP’s Head, Media & Communication¸ Lucie-Ann Laha, said; “The N7bn represents the sum of $15,561,769.99 and N1,488,455,810.90), being excess and arbitrary charges on accounts of some agencies of government by…

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Naira Marley remanded in prison for credit card fraud

Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered that upcoming musician, Azeez Fashola, alias Naira Marley, be remanded in the prison custody. The judge made the remand order on Monday morning shortly after the musician was arraigned before him on 11 counts, bordering on credit card fraud. Naira Marley had pleaded not guilty to the cyber fraud charges pressed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The judge adjourned till May 30 to take the bail application filed by the defence counsel, Taiwo Oreagba,…

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22yr old drinks snipper after scoring 167 in JAMB

A 22-year-old man, identified simply as Segun, is battling for his life at a general hospital in Ogun State after he drank insecticide, sniper. PUNCH Metro gathered that the victim had scored  167 in the last Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations. Segun, who was unhappy with his result, went on Twitterand expressed frustration at his repeated failure to secure admission into a tertiary institution despite several attempts. He lamented that in 2015 when he sat the exam, he scored 189, adding that when he tried again in 2016, he scored 202. The victim…

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Ikorodu cults supremacy battle claim 5

No fewer than five people have been killed in a supremacy fight between suspected members of the Eiye and Aiye cults in the Ikorodu Local Government Area of Lagos State. Residents, who spoke to PUNCH Metro during visits to scenes of the attacks, identified the victims as Oladipupo Bamitogba, Yosi, Ibrahim Abiodun, Sesan and Rasak Busari, aka Aro. Some residents claimed that two of the victims, Bamitogba and Yosi, were not cultists, adding that they were only victims of circumstances. A witness, Lateef Abdullahi, said Bamitogba, an accountant, was shot and cut with…

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Police arrest 3 cultists with female underwear in Ogun State suburb

Three suspected cult members have been arrested with female underwear allegedly tied with charms in the Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun  State. The suspects – Olagboye Abidemi, 32; Olasemojo Michael, 28; and Wasiu Waheed, 23 – were reportedly members of the Eiye Confraternity. They were arrested on Friday by men of the Ogun State Police Command who reportedly stormed their initiation hideout in the Agbowa area of Ogijo. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the arrest. Oyeyemi said the arrest was made in continuation…

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Mother sells newly born baby to buy phone

The Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Imo State Police Command has arrested a 27-year-old single mother, Nneka Donatus, who allegedly sold her baby girl a day after putting to bed. Also arrested were a level 12 civil servant at the state Ministry of Women Affairs, Ujunwa Udechukwu, 40; and Nneoma Onwusereaka, 37; who allegedly conspired with the single mother to sell the baby to a couple. The mother of the baby, who spoke to Southern City Newsat the command headquarters in Owerri on Thursday, confessed that she used part of the…

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‘Chief suspect’ in Sugar’s murder gets bail

An Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan on Thursday granted bail to a ‘chief suspect’ in the March 9 murder of a serving federal lawmaker, Temitope Olatoye popularly called Sugar. Sugar, a member of the House of Representatives from Lagelu/Akinyele constituency, was murdered during the governorship and the House of Assembly elections. His remains were interred last Friday in Ibadan, the state capital. Following his death, about five suspects including a serving member of the state House of Assembly from Akinyele, Olafisoye Akinmoyede were arrested and taken to Abuja…

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N.6m Scam: Ogun Works Ministry Denies Orimerunmu CDC’s letter

Contrary to lies being peddled by the Orimerunmu Area Community Development Council that the controversial letter demanding for N.6m from the body came from the Ogun State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Engr. Kayode Ademolake has distanced his ministry from the fraudulent letter. In a brief telephone chat with National Infinity Magazine, Engr. Ademolake, when asked if his ministry authored the letter as alleged by Michael Akinfolarin, at a meeting of the OACDC on May Day, the Permanent Secretary  bluntly replied “Not from here, such letter…

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N.6m Scam: Orimerunmu CDC claims Ogun Govt officials demand Money to construct Community’s Road, Ogun Govt says: It’s a fraud, the letter is fake

Officials of Ogun State government have reportedly asked the Orimerunmu Area Community Development Council, OACDC to contribute a sum of N648,000 naira as cost of  survey, inspection and other sundry costs towards the construction of the Orimerunmu main Road. According to Michael Akinfolarin, chairman of the OACDC, in a letter he claimed to have received from the Ogun State Ministry of Urban and Physical Planning and read at the meeting of the council two weeks ago, following which the OACDC mandated all the Community Development Associations in its to make…

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Bizzare: Man docked for killing sex hungry wife

A 46-year-old man has been remanded in prison custody in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, for allegedly murdering his wife in the heat of a quarrel over the victim’s demand for sex. A chief magistrate ordered the remanded of the suspect, Ifeanyi Nwokolo, after he reportedly killed his wife, Ijeoma Nwokolo on April 6, because she demanded for sexual pleasure on the fateful while he was preparing for church vigil. It was gathered that the couple lived in Rumuigbo area of the city before the fateful day, when they fought over…

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Police arrest suspected killer of Super Eagles star’s father

The Nigerian Police says it has arrested a suspected murderer of the father of ex-Super Eagles player, Chikelu Iloanyusi. Police spokesperson in Anambra state, Haruna Mohammed, said the suspect, Ikechukwu Emilie, was arrested at his hideout at Anaku, Anyamelum local government area of Anambra State, following intelligence reports, at the weekend. He said the 30-year old suspect, who kidnapped and murdered the 85-year old man, Pa Iloanyusi in 2014, had been at large until his arrest. The statement read, “It would be recalled that sometime in 2014, one Pa Iloanyusi…

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CCT convict, sack Onnoghen

The Code of Conduct Tribunal has convicted the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen of breach of Code of Conduct for Public Officers. Reading the lead judgment, the tribunal chairman, Danladi Umar, ordered the immediate removal of Onnoghen, 68, from office as the CJN. The Tribunal also stripped him of all offices earlier occupied, such as the Chairman of the National Judicial Council and also the chairmanship of the Federal Judicial Service Commission. The tribunal also ordered the forfeiture of the five accounts which defendant failed to declare…

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Another Disastrous Police Story: Anger as Girl dies, man injured in another Lagos police shooting

A 20-year-old lady and a young man have been shot in Ajegunle area of Lagos. Police identified the girl as 20-year-old Ada Ifeanyi, and her beau as 32-year-old Emmanuel Akomafuwa. This is contrary to the social media claim that the murdered lady was one Jessy Gold whose photographs have been uploaded on many social media handles such as Twitter and Facebook, with accompanying RIP messages. Police gave the address of Ada Ifeanyi as No. 4B, Amusa Lane, Off Ojo Road Ajegunle; and that of Emmanuel Akomafuwa as No. 52, Babatunde…

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Husband kills lover caught in action with wife on matrimonial bed

The life story of Olakitan Balogun came to a tragic end when he was killed by the husband of his alleged lover, Ajibade Olumuyiwa. Olumuyiwa had suspected that Balogun was in a relationship with his wife, Titilayo Olayiwola, and reportedly caught them on Sunday, March 17, 2019 in their (the couple’s) room. The couple lived on Doland Estate, Ajuwon, in the Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State. Olumuyiwa was said to have hit Balogun’s head against the wall and the man bled to death. The PUNCH had reported on…

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Face of Gay Pastor who infected 16yr old boy with HIV

The police in Lagos have arrested one Reverend Ezuma Chizemdere, for allegedly sodomising teenage boys and infecting one of them with human immunodeficiency virus in the process. The Reverend, who is the founder of Jesus Intervention Household Ministry located in the Ejigbo area of the state, was reportedly a member of a syndicate perpetrating the alleged crime in the neighbourhood. It was learnt that a good Samaritan had reported a case of defilement at the Ejigbo Police Station on January 22, 2019, consequent upon which one Prince Chinecherem was arrested…

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Khadijat, ex-Ondo deputy gov’s daughter, gets justice as killer boyfriend is sentenced to death

An Ondo State High Court, sitting in Akure, on Wednesday sentenced one Seidu Adeyemi to death by hanging for killing his girlfriend, Khadijat Oluboyo. Khadijat, who was a daughter of a former deputy governor of the state, Lasisi Oluboyo, was killed by the convict after inviting her to his house in July 2018. It was reported that, after killing the deceased, Adeyemi buried her in his room for five days; but the deed was later exposed by his father who reported to the Ondo State Police Command. “The convict’s act raised…

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We use panties to produce love medicine not money, says herbalist arrested for ritual killings

An Ajuwon based 37-year-old herbalist, Libaq Alabede, has been arrested for allegedly using human parts for money rituals in Ajuwon community in Ifo Local Government of Ogun State. Police swooped on the herbalist following a tip-off on February 15, 2019 and some of the human parts recovered from the suspect include a severed leg of a female and male. Further findings revealed that Alabede owns many houses in the community, some of which are littered with shallow graves, from where he allegedly exhumes corpses to extract preferred human parts for…

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‘It was done based on agreement’ -Access Bank reacts to alleged N2.5bn customer’s goods illegal sales

Access Bank Nigeria Plc has made available its own side of the story in an alleged contrived sale of a customer’s goods worth N2.5billion by foremost financial services provider, Access Bank Plc, the bank has come out in defence of the purported sale by vehemently denying any wrongdoing whatsoever in the alleged sale of the said customer’s goods. The denial was bluntly made when the Police Special Fraud Unit in Lagos charged Access Bank Plc, its managing director and chief executive officer, Herbert Wigwe, and others with 21 counts of…

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Jumped Or Dumped In Lagoon? Controversy Over Death Of Lagos Uber Driver

The family of Adekunle Tade has called on the Lagos State Police Command to conduct an in-depth investigation into the events that led to his death and apprehend those responsible. The family, while demanding justice for the deceased, accused one Audery Nwokeji of alleged involvement in the death of Tade, who was a driver operating a cab hailing service, Uber. PUNCH Metro gathered that Tade had taken the car he was using for Uber service on hire purchase from Nwokeji, but few days after he began using it, while on…

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‘I’m sorry, it didn’t happen’ -Pastor who ‘raised a dead man’ begs public

Pastor Alph Lukau of Alleluia Ministries bringing a "dead" man back to life!!! #truelies pic.twitter.com/SgiY3u3KKX — Kithinji King (@andydeejayz) February 26, 2019 Pastor Alph Lukau of Alleluia Ministries who was reported to have resurrected a man who was in a coffin last weekend, has said he regrets the incident as the man was already alive when he arrived at the church. Speaking to Gauteng broadcaster Power FM’s Power Drive host Thabiso Tema on Wednesday evening, Lukau said he was busy with a sermon on Sunday when he was interrupted and…

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IGP decries attack on police officers on election duty

The Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP M.A Adamu, has decried the attack on a Deputy Commissioner of Police in Brass, Bayelsa State, yesterday, Sunday, 24th February, 2019 and has ordered for the immediate arrest, comprehensive investigation and diligent prosecution of persons involved, no matter their positions in society. Acoording to a release by the Zonal Public Relations Officer of Zone 2 of the Nigerian Police, Dolapo Badmus, the IGP, who described the incident as unwarranted and unprovoked, warns that under his watch, such brazen acts of impunity will not…

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Election violence: 2 killed in Kogi East

There were conflicting reports over the number of persons that died Saturday in Anyigba, Dekina local government, Kogi State, as suspected thugs made to disrupt voting in the area. Two persons reportedly lost their lives at the Ajetachi polling unit, opposite OLS, Anyigba, in the Kogi East Senatorial district, when political thugs stormed the area. They shot sporadically in all directions, leading to the death of a nineteen-year-old boy, simply identified as Usman, while a woman who was on the queue to cast her ballot was seriously injured. At Agbeji,…

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Former Ekiti commissioner escapes assassination, husband brutally matcheted

Former Commissioner during the first term of Governor Kayode Fayemi in Ekiti State, Mrs Funke Owoseeni, on Thursday, escaped being murdered by suspected assassins who lay siege on her house located at Ijesa Isu in Ikole Local Government area of the state. The suspected miscreants attacked her husband, Mr Paul Owoseni with dangerous weapons and his five fingers diced into pieces. Mrs Owoseeni also served as the Caretaker Chairman of Ikole Council area and she was at a time the Women leader of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in Ekiti State.…

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‘How and why we killed Badeh,’ suspected killers of ex-CDS confess

Detectives from the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) have revealed that the killers of the former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Vice-Marshal Alex Badeh, used a Dane gun. Air Vice-Marshal Badeh was killed on December 18 last year by hoodlums who attacked his convoy on the Keffi- Kaduna Expressway while he was returning from his farm on the border between Nasarawa State and the Federal Capital Territory. The revelation is coming on the heels of the arrest of four additional suspects believed to have taken active roles…

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Apostolic Church Pastor Remanded In Prison For Allegedly Raping 11 Year Old Girl In Lagos

A 60-year-old pastor of The Apostolic Church Worldwide, Benjamin Omole, was yesterday remanded in prison custody by an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State for allegedly defiling an 11-year-old girl. Omole, who is also a teacher at Atunda Olu Special School, Surulere, Lagos and a resident of 4, Oke Orio Close, Ifako-Ijaye, Lagos is facing a one-count charge of unlawful defilement before Magistrate Olufunke Sule-Hamzat. The charged was preferred against him by the police. Prosecuting Inspector Benson Emuerhi told the court that the defendant committed the offence on January 16…

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Sen. Adeleke’s private guard arraigned for possession of dangerous weapons

One Olawale Fadipe was, on Tuesday, arraigned before an Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court for possession of dangerous weapons. Fadipe was alleged to be a private security guard to the lawmaker representing Osun West Senatorial District, Senator Ademola Adeleke. He was arraigned on two counts of possession of dangerous weapons and theft by the police prosecutor, Inspector Joshua Oladoye, who told the court that the defendant committed the offences on Thursday, February 14, 2019, around 12.20am at the Lameco Filling Station, Osogbo. Oladoye explained that the defendant was caught by the…

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Prophet induced me to steal pants, says man arrested for stealing brother’s wife’s pants

A-25-year old man, Ojonugwa Adejoh has been arrested by the Ondo state police command for allegedly stealing pants belonging to his brothers’ wife for rituals. Adejoh was arrested alongside with one Prophet Olajide Ogunleye (53), of Celestial Church of Christ, ‘Ibanujemidopin’, Uso, in Owo local government area of Ondo state. Parading the suspects in Akure, the state capital on Wednesday, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Femi Joseph, a Superintendent of Police(SP) said they were arrested last week following the report by the victim. Adejoh said, “I went to the…

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Okadaman remanded in prison for raping girl, 19

A 38-year-old motorcyclist, Kunmi Adeyemi, who allegedly raped a 19-year-old girl, was yesterday remanded in Kirikiri Prisons by an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. Magistrate P. E. Nwaka, while remanding Adeyemi, ordered that the case file be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice. He adjourned the case till March 11 for the DPP’s advice. The court did not take the defendant’s plea. The accused, who lives at 7, Olowoporoku Street, Mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos, is being tried for alleged rape. Prosecuting Inspector Christopher John alleged that…

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13yr-old girl delivers baby for own father

A 13-year old girl who was impregnated by her father has given birth to a baby at the Benin Central Hospital. The teenager who was in primary six when her father put her in family way has been in protective custody of the Edo State government. She is the eldest daughter of her 42 years old father identified as Friday Moses. Her father, who was a commercial motorcyclist, started having sex with her since she was seven after the death of her mother. An Edo State Family Court had in…

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Lagos Police apprehends popular Islamic cleric who raped wife’s 9yr-old niece

The police in Lagos have arrested an Islamic cleric, Alfa Abdul-Lateef Mustapha, 38, for alleged defilement of his wife’s nine-year-old niece. The man was apprehended by members of the Child Protection Network (CPN) in Somolu and handed over to the Bariga Police Station on Sunday. He was allegedly caught in the act the previous day by neighbours. It was gathered that the child had complained to neighbours that she was being sexually molested by her aunt’s husband, but they did not believe her. Neighbours, however, caught the man in the…

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Murder In Ex-Super Eagle’s Osaze Odemwingie’s hotel

Gunmen alleged to be armed robbers on Sunday night killed the manager of a hotel belonging to Nigeria’s ex-international footballer, Osaze Odemwingie, located at Erediauwa Street off Upper Sakponba road in Benin-city. Sources at the hotel said the robbers gained access to the hotel at about 9pm and shot Okunkpola who died dead immediately. But circumstances surrounding the death became controversial as the Edo Police spokesman, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, insisted Okunkpolo was hit by a bullet in a shoot-out between two rival cult groups. DSP Nwabuzor said members of Eiye…

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We Steal Panties To Use For Money Rituals -Suspect

One of the two men who were caught with stolen panties belonging to a woman has confessed to intending to use them for rituals. The two bus conductors, Peter Ayodele, 20; and Chibuzor David, 21, were arraigned in Lagos on Tuesday for allegedly stealing three underwear belonging to a housewife. Ayodele, a resident of Oshodi; and David, who lives in Ejigbo, Lagos, were charged with two counts of conspiracy and stealing before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court. While Ayodele pleaded guilty to the offences, David pleaded not guilty. The Magistrate, Mrs.…

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How gunmen kidnapped top Edo politician, killed his police orderly

The All Progressives Congress (APC) House of Assembly candidate for Owan West local government area of Edo state, Hon Michael Ohio-Ezomo, has been kidnapped. Hon Ohio-Ezomo was abducted on Thursday morning at his country home residence at Eme-Ora village. His police orderly was killed by the abductors. Ohio-Ezomo was a former member of the House of Assembly between 2011 and 2015. Chairman of the Owan West local government, Mr. Frank Ilaboya who confirmed the incident said it happened around 1 am. “We got the information early this morning. His police…

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CJN, Onnoghen absent as CCT trial begins

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen is again absent to face charges of false assets declaration filed against him at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). The CCT had adjourned the hearing to Tuesday 22nd of January to enable the registrar, serve the CJN, with charges and summons as counsel to the CJN, Wole Olanipekun had argued in the last sitting that the CJN was not served personally, and services was done through his personal assistant, which is against the provisions of the law. The CJN is absent from Court but…

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AGF Freezes CJN’s accounts

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has requested the Director, Nigerian Financial Intelligent Unit (NFIU) to freeze five bank accounts linked to the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen. The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), in the charge it filed against the CJN before the Code of Conduct tribunal (CCT) for which he was to be arraigned on January 14, accused Justice Onnoghen of failing to declare the accounts. In a letter, written on the official letterhead paper of the AGF, but…

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Mba returns as Force PRO, replaces Jimoh

The acting Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, has appointed a new spokesman for the Nigeria Police Force. He is Frank Mba, an Assistant Commissioner of Police. He takes over from Moshood Jimoh, an acting Deputy Commissioner of Police who has been redeployed to ‘other national assignment’. Until his appointment, Mr Mba was working at the Special Fraud Unit (SFU), Ikoyi- Lagos. The posting is with immediate effect. Mr Mba, a lawyer, is an alumnus of the University of Lagos where he studied Law. He also has a Masters Degree…

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Police parades gospel singer for defiling 9-yr old girl

An Edo State based gospel artist, Mr. Anthony Okhoria, aged 49, has been arrested for allegedly defiling a nine-year-old girl. The Ekpoma based gospel musician committed the crime with the kid said to be a daughter of one of his tenants at his house at Ekpoma, headquarters of Esan West local government area. Anthony who was paraded at the Edo Police headquarters denied having carnal knowledge of the girl and said it was the victim’s mother and sisters that attempted to seduce him. He said the woman and her children…

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Nigerian Army declares Perry Brimah’s fund raiser a fraud

The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to fraudulent and criminal fundraising by one Doctor Perry Brimah, a Nigerian in the diaspora, tagged “Global Campaign To Provide Food For Nigerian Soldiers Fighting Boko Haram”. The criminal embarked on this fundraising venture ostensibly to defraud unsuspecting members of the public especially the international community to fund subversive activities and personal lifestyle. The criminal is using the following contact points for the fundraising; https://www.gofundme.com/feed-nigerian-soldiers/ info @ ENDS.ng Tel: +1-929-427-5305; Whatsapp: +234-903-420-3031. In a statement made available to newsmen by  Sani Kukasheka…

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Pics: How Ex CDS, Badeh was assassinated

The Nigerian Air Force has confirmed the murder of ex-chief of Defense Staff, Alex Badeh. A statement issued by the Air Force Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said that the ex-service chief who was attacked while returning from his farm along Abuja-Keffi Road died from gunshot wounds. ‪It is with a heavy heart that I regretfully announce the unfortunate demise of former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Sabundu Badeh, who died today, 18 Dec 18, from gunshot wounds sustained when his vehicle…

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Aggrieved customer sues Ecobank N1bn for fraud and forgery

Ecobank Nigeria Plc is in hot soup as a businessman, Mr. Linus Ukachukwu has accused the bank of forging documents to open an account for his company, Lingo Nigeria Limited, without his consent. The businessman lamented that “we bought N50 million shares from Diamond Bank in 2004 and since then we had not collected any dividends. “Last year, we went for the dividends, only to discover that the dividends were being collected by Ecobank. Upon further inquiry, we discovered that the payments had not been made into our accounts, we…

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Ex- Skye Bank boss in court for N4.75bn fraud, gets N50m bail

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday has arraigned the former Managing Director/CEO of the defunct Skye Bank Plc (now Polaris Bank) Mr. Timothy Oguntayo before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court in Abuja, on money laundering charges involving amounting to the sums of N4.75bn and $5m. The former bank boss was arraigned alongside a former chairman of the bank, Mr. Olatunde Ayeni. The duo were accused in the eight counts preferred against them of illegally financial transactions to the sums of the bank’s N4.75bn and $5m…

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Sex For Mark: OAU’s Prof. Akindele jailed 2yrs

A former lecturer in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Prof. Richard Iyiola Akindele, who was dragged to court for demanding sex to pass one of his students, Monica Osagie, on Monday was sentenced to two years in prison. Akindele had earlier changed his plea from ‘not guilty’ to ‘guilty.’ The prosecutor, Mr. Shogunle Adenekan said all parties in the matter have reached a plea bargain and pleaded for a suspended sentence for the accused.

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Looters Haven! How Heritage Bank forfeited ‘mysterious’ N157bn to FG

Things are definitely not the same anymore at Heritage Bank as the deposit bank is reeling under the effect of a Federal High Court order mandating it to forfeit a ‘mysterious’ N157bn traced to the bank and with no owners, to the Federal Government. The EFCC had discovered the mystery money following an intelligence report received by the anti-graft agency. The bank, a transformation from the defunct Societe Generale Bank owned by the Saraki family was ordered by the court to forfeit the money suspected to have been proceed of…

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Meet Nigeria’s richest prisoner! The Senate just paid him N85.5m as allowance

Six months after his conviction by a Federal Capital Territory High Court, Senator Joshua Dariye is still receiving the N750, 000 salary and N13.5m monthly running cost from the National Assembly, The PUNCHcan report. Investigations by The PUNCHrevealed that Dariye, who represents Plateau-Central Senatorial District, was still receiving the allowances because his seat had yet to be declared vacant by the leadership of the National Assembly. Dariye, who was governor of Plateau State from 1999 to 2007, was prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and convicted by Justice…

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How this man killed his girlfriend and buried her corpse in his room

The police in Rivers State have arrested a middle-aged man, identified as Prince Owabie (aka J-boy), for allegedly killing and burying his girlfriend in his room. The victim, Betha Ogbede, was reportedly murdered and buried by the accused on Sunday. Owabie was arrested at his home at Rumuepirikom in Obio/Akpor Local Government, where he allegedly committed the crime. Residents alleged that Owabie always beat up the deceased, who lived with him. A neighbour, who preferred anonymity, said the suspect was fond of beating up the deceased, adding that he challenged…

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EFCC moves to confiscate Bola Shagaya’s N1.9bn

These are not the best of times for embattled businesswoman and alleged ex-first lady, Patience Jonathan’s front Bola Shagaya, as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has filed an application before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos seeking the permanent forfeiture of N1.9bn allegedly seized from her. The matter is coming up almost two years after the EFCC had frozen the bank accounts of Shagaya due to fraudulent activities she allegedly perpetrated in conjunction with Dame Patience Jonathan, the wife of the immediate past President. According to an EFCC…

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Police comb Owo notorious forests dismantle kidnappers’ hideouts

Men of the Ondo State Police Command on Saturday embarked on a massive raid of suspected criminal hideouts especially kidnappers within the state. The development was in an attempt to take the battle of crime detection and prevention to doorsteps of hoodlums. The operation was led by the State Commissioner of Police, Olugbenga Adeyanju also involved the Deputy Commissioner of Police(DCP) Operations, Abdullahi Mudashiru, Mobile men, Anti-cultism squad, and men of Federal Anti Robbery Squad among others. According to the Police Spokesman in the state, Femi Joseph, the thick forest…

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