Crime

Canadian visa scammer lands in EFCC custody in Ibadan

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has stated that its operatives have arrested a suspected fraudster, who specialised in issuing fake Canadian visa to his victims. The commission’s zonal spokesmen for the South West, Mr Ago Oyewole on Wednesday told newsmen in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital that the ...

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Police nab man over murder of ‘Gulder Ultimate Search’ winner

Men of the of the Federal Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) in Lagos have arrested one Ismaila Adeyemi in connection with the murder of the winner of the 2007 edition of the Gulder Ultimate Search, Hector Jobateh. Hector was shot dead at his Oko-Oba residence on September 4 shortly after he reportedly ...

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Court jails man in Kano 5 months for stealing transformer fuse

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja A Grade 1 Area Court sitting in Abuja, the nation’s capital has sentenced a 25-year-old man, Habibu Garuba, to five months imprisonment for stealing an electricity transformer fuse. The presiding judge, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq, however, did not give the convict any option of fine but rather ...

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Suicide bomber kills 5 in dawn Cameroon mosque attack

A suicide bomber believed to be a teenage girl has killed five worshippers in Northern Cameroon. Reacting to the incidence, authorities in the central African nation told wire agencies that the attack bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram insurgents. Governor of Cameroon’s Far North region, Midjiyawa Bakary, told Reuters on ...

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Virtual money scam: Police dock 2 in Lagos for obtaining N10m under false pretences

Two men, who allegedly obtained N10 million on the pretext of exchanging it for $30,000 worth of bitcoin, on Thursday appeared before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. Bitcoin is a worldwide cryptocurrency and decentralised digital payment system invented in 2009. The accused, Ransome Ajom, 32, and Samson Nwite, ...

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Police IG orders deployment on personnel after Abia IPOB crisis

The Inspector- General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris on Thursday met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on the outbreak of violence in some parts of Abia. After the briefing, Idris told State House Correspondents that the police was adopting a three-pronged approach to resolve the crisis. According to Idris. “The ...

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Ikpeazu strikes deal with Buhari, says troops leave Umuahia on Friday

Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has assured the people of the state that troops will on Friday be withdrawn from the streets of major townships in the state. This is coming just as he is scheduled to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to expore ways in which the military ...

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Insurgent commander, others surrender to police in Borno

The Police in Borno on Wednesday said a top Boko Haram commander together with other members of the group had surrendered to the command in the state. DSP Victor Isuku, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), said in a statement issued in Maiduguri that the insurgents unconditionally surrendered to men ...

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Breaking News Northern youths set popular Igbo Market ablaze in Kaduna

Reports have that some irate youths have set ablaze the popular Igbo Market in Kaduna in circumstances yet unclear. Eye witness told our correspondent that goods worth millions have been gutted by fire. This may not be unconnected with the burning of Mosque in Oyibo by some members of the ...

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Two pastors docked for allegedly stealing minor in Lagos

By Olunfunke Elushakin, Lagos The Police in Lagos have docked two self proclaimed pastors in Lagos in court for allegedly stealing a two year old minor. The two pastors, Dorothy Ekutosi, 51, and Asekameh Victor, 27, were on Wednesday brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates ’ Court by the police ...

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