How David West, Port Harcourt serial killer was caught by police

The notorious serial killer, Gracious David West was today September 19, 2019 arrested by the Nigerian police in Bori, Rivers State. The 26-year old killer from Buguma LGA of Rivers State, who is also a member of the Degbam cult group was arrested along East-West Road enroute to Uyo from Port Harcourt. He has since made useful statements to the Police. Investigation is on with a view to ascertaining his motives and possible accomplices. The Commissioner of Police Rivers State, CP Mustapha Dandaura will be briefing the media on this…

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Man Bags Two Years Jail Term, N.3m Fine for Land Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Maiduguri Zonal Office on Monday, September 9, 2019 secured the conviction of one Alhaji Mustapha Mohammed. He bagged two years with an additional N300,000 fine from Justice Fadawu Umar of the Borno State High Court, Maiduguri on a one-count amended charge, bordering on obtaining by false pretence. Trouble began for the convict when the Commission received a petition from the duo of Yerima Mukhtar and Abbas Sadiq Hassan, accusing him of issuing a fake grant offer to them for a plot of land…

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Notorious car robbers arrested by police in Lagos

Two suspected car hijackers have been arrested by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) alongside three others that participated in the selling of the car to a dealer in Republic of Benin for the sum of N250,000. The two suspected robbers hijacked a Taxify Toyota Corolla Sports in Lekki. The suspects: Michael Sosa (27), Nelson Benson (24), Idowu Dauda (30), Owolabi Shobayo, a.k.a Daju pa (29) and Biliaminu Abu, a.k.a Gengen (43) were all arrested in Ijoko and Ota, Ogun State last week for hijacking and selling a Taxify car back in February, 2019.   It was revealed…

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Court remands herdsman for alleged killing of farmer

By Agencies A Minna Magistrates’ Court on Friday, ordered that a herdsman, Bello, be remanded in prison custody for allegedly killing a farmer, pending legal advice. Magistrate Mariam Kings declined to take his plea on the grounds that the court lacked jurisdiction to hear the matter. Kings directed the police to forward the case file to the State Director of Public Prosecution for legal advice. She adjourned the matter until September 26 for further mention. Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Aliyu Yakubu, in the charge sheet, charged Bello with three…

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EFCC arrests top fraudster on FBI list

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 36-year-old Joseph Oyediran, one of key wanted fraudsters on the list released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The commission took to its twitter handle to announce the arrest of the suspect whom they said was the mastermind of a N60 million fraud. The commission wrote: “One of the internet fraudsters wanted by the FBI, Joseph Oyediran, arrested by EFCC operatives in Ilorin, Kwara State. Head, EFCC Ilorin Zonal Office, Isyaku Sharu, disclosed this at a press conference to give…

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British man kills wife by lacing her cereal with heroine

A 44-year-old British man identified as Jason Thomas Harris has been arrested for the murder of his wife, Christina Ann-Thompson Harris, 36. The murder happened in 2014 and he is accused of killing her by poisoning her bowl of cereal with heroin just weeks after she gave birth to their second child. Five years after her death, he has been arrested for first-degree premeditated murder, solicitation of murder and delivery of a controlled substance causing death. Police reportedly obtained information that Harris had allegedly tried to hire a hit man…

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Police arrest murder suspect, recover motorcycle in Niger State

Enyioha Opara, Minna The Niger State Police Command has arrested one of the three suspects involved in the murder of one Abdullahi Mohammadu of Izom in the Gurara Local Government Area of the state. The police, who made this public in Minna on Tuesday, said the suspect, Ibrahim Tafiyau, 30, of Tutungo village, Paiko Local Government Area of the state, was trailed and arrested by a team of policemen attached to the Gawu-Babangida Division. It was learnt that on November 11, 2018, one Ahmadu Abdullahi, reported to the police that…

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N1.7 Billion Fraud: 14 Girls Freed From Civil Servant’s Room -ICPC

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission has said it has freed 14 females locked in a room during a raid on an Abuja house allegedly owned by the National Coordinator, Federal Civil Service Staff with Disabilities Multipurpose Cooperative Society, Alhaji Iliasu Abdul-Rauf. In a statement by its spokeswoman, Rasheedat Okoduwa, the anti-corruption commission said Abdul-Rauf’s apartment was raided as part of the investigation into his alleged involvement in N1.7 billion fraud. The statement said, “The ICPC has requested a senior magistrate’s court, Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, to grant…

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Kidnappers seize CAN members sent to deliver ransom

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has cried out over the abduction of two of its members sent to deliver ransom to kidnappers keeping the two children of a Kaduna-based bishop hostage. Kaduna CAN Chairman, Rev. Joseph Hayab while speaking in Kaduna, alleged that the kidnappers abducted its members and also failed to release the Bishop’s two children after receiving the ransom. It was also learnt that Pastor Elisha Numan, the Senior Pastor of the Nagarta Baptist Church in Makeri area of the state and his son Emmanuel, were also…

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See full list of 80 Nigerians arrested for fraud, money laundering by FBI

The United States (US) Government has released names of 80 Nigerians suspected to have been involved in well coordinated fraud and money laundering in the country.  The United States also narrated the strategies adopted by the alleged fraudsters leading to the swindling of innocent citizens. Valentine Iro, 31, and Chukwudi Christogunus Igbokwe, 38, are named as lead suspects in the case. The United States government released full details and identities of the 80 suspected fraudsters, with many being Nigerians, arrested in the country. A statement released by the States authorities…

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