Four Turkish expatriates kidnapped in Kwara

Armed bandits have allegedly abducted four Turkish expatriates at a local drinking joint in Gbale village, Edu local government area of Kwara State. The incident, it was gathered occurred at about 10pm, on Saturday while the men were having fun at the local joint in the village. The names of the abductees are Yasin Colak (33), Senerapal (40), Ergun Yurdakul (35) and Seyit Keklik (25). The victims are said to be expatriates working with Instabul concrete limited in the village. Spokesperson of the Kwara Police Command Ajayi Okasanmi confirmed the…

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Court Sends Elder Gborubo To Prison For Defrauding FCT NAWOJ Of $5000

An FCT Chief Magistrate Court, sitting in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, on Thursday sentenced one Elder Joshua Gborubo to one year prison term or pay N20, 000 as an option of fine and a compensation of N1.8M ($5000) to the FCT Chapter of the National Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ). The court, presided over by Chief Magistrate Idayat Akanni found Gborubo, 53years old from Bayelsa state, guilty of criminal breach of trust. The Magistrate ruled that Gborubo will continue serving his prison term until all compensations are confirmed paid. Gborubo…

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Police nab 33 suspects, recover ammunition in Enugu

Enugu Police Command, yesterday, paraded 33 suspected criminals, 10 assorted rifles, some cartridges, ammunition, armoured transformer cables, vandalised transformer components, four laptops and some charms, all results of one month of arrests and raids. Parading the suspects in Enugu, the state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Sulaiman Balarabe, said the arrest followed intensive and proactive efforts put up by operatives under the Operation Puff Adder in the state. Balarabe, who disclosed that the operatives of Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FSARS; urban patrol and Anti-Cultism Squad contributed in making the arrests and…

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5 in police net for killing man wrongfully accused of stealing phone

Personnel of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested five suspects for beating 22-year-old Olamide Omolegbe to death after a trader, Bolanle Muhammed, wrongfully accused him of stealing her phone in the Badore area of Ajah. It was learnt that the suspects, Bolanle, Wasiu Wahab, Ramon Ibrahim, Junior Adebayo and Yusuf Adegbite, allegedly dumped the deceased’s corpse in the lagoon after perpetrating the crime. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, in a statement on Sunday, said investigation revealed that Bolanle’s son actually stole the phone, adding that Omolegbe’s…

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Drug Trafficking: Nigerian man escapes death sentence in Singapore

SINGAPORE: A Nigerian man who was originally sentenced to death for importing about 2kg of drugs was spared the gallows upon appeal because he was found not to know of the presence of the drugs, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Home Affairs Amrin Amin said in Parliament on Monday (Jul 8). He was responding to a question from Member of Parliament for Holland-Bukit Timah GRC Christopher de Souza.  Mr de Souza asked whether there was a need to review the provisions of the Misuse of Drugs Act in light of the Court of Appeal’s judgement…

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Thief caught in Benue after stealing offering money at Dunamis Church

A suspected thief was pursued and caught after he carted away offering money on Sunday morning at a Dunamis International Gospel Centre, in Makurdi, Benue State. The suspect, identified as Terkaa Tsamber, was said to have tip-toed into the church office while the third service was ongoing in the main building and stole the money collected as offering from the first and second service as well as other valuable items worth thousands of naira. But luck ran out on him, when a little girl from the children church spotted him…

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Buhari wants capital punishment for kidnappers

Sen. Abdulfatai Buhari (APC-Oyo North) on Sunday recommended capital punishment for kidnapping and other forms of violent crimes in order to tackle growing insecurity in the country. Buhari told newsmen in Ibadan that the spate of kidnapping and killings across the country would continue unabated if such a drastic measure was not taken. NAN reports that Buhari was the former Chairman, Senate Committee on ICT and Cybercrime, in the 8th National Assembly. The lawmaker lamented the upsurge in kidnappings and killings across the country, saying violent crimes were becoming a…

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‘Prophet’ kills housewife he befriended on Facebook for money ritual

The Oyo State Police Command has arrested a “prophet” of Cherubim and Seraphim, Dotun Ogunlade (aka Arole Jesu), for allegedly killing a 25-year-old housewife, Bosede Oguntade, for money rituals. Ogunlade was said to have started a friendship with Mrs Oguntade on facebook. The police said the “prophet” allegedly strangled the woman on her arrival from Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, when she sought Ogunlade’s help for her spiritual problems. Police Commissioner Shina Olukolu, who led a team of policemen to where the woman was buried, said the head and arms…

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Rogue Oil Dealers, Two Yahoo Boys End in Jail

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Uyo Zonal Office, has secured the conviction of four illegal petroleum product dealers at the Federal High Court, Calabar, presided over by Justice S. A. Amobeda. The quartet pleaded guilty to a two-count charge brought against them by the Commission. Similarly, the judge also convicted and sentenced two internet fraudsters (Yahoo boys), namely: Dugbo Kenny and Uchunor Awele Anthony to six months imprisonment with N50,000 (Fifty Thousand Naira) option of fine of each. They equally forfeited all the instruments used in the commission…

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EFCC Arraigns Okoroji for N58 Million Money Laundering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, June 3, 2019, arraigned Okoroji Stanley Chinonso, a Malaysian based man, before Justice folashade Giwa of the Federal High Court, Abuja. Hewas arraigned on a three-count charge bordering on money laundering. Okoroji’s journey to the dock started when he was apprehended by the officers of the Nigerian Police on December 28, 2018 in Imo state for allefedly participating in an organised crime. He was thereafter handed over to the EFCC on January 3, 2019 for further investigation and prosecution. Count one…

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