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4 men docked over alleged involvement in cultism

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Nigeria Police Four men, who allegedly belong to an unlawful society known as Eiye Confraternity, were on Thursday docked before an Ota Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ogun. They are: Femi Olatoye (38); Musliu Olatunde (38); Fatai Aminu (28) and Rafiu Godwin, 30. The accused of no fixed addresses are facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and for unlawfully belonging to ...

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Man, 57, docked for allegedly duping church N1m

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NASARAWA – A 57-year-old man, Shinya Ellah, was on Wednesday arraigned in a Mararaba Upper Area Court in Nasarawa for allegedly duping Holy Cross Catholic Church, Mararaba of N1 million. The prosecutor, Cpl. Hamen Donald, told the court that one Mr Moses Adie reported the matter at `A’ Police Division, Mararaba on Aug. 24, at about 9.50 a.m on behalf ...

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2 robbery suspects killed in Nsukka – Police PPRO

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Police in Enugu have had a shootout with a gang of  robbers and cultists within Nsukka town and gunned down two notorious suspects. The incident happened on 9 December, according to the state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Ebere Amaraizu. He  said Police recovered one locally made single barrel gun with five cartridges from the suspects. The killed suspects ...

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Driver docked over alleged theft of 600 bags of maize

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A 24-year-old driver, Mansur Lawan, who allegedly stole 600 bags of maize worth N3.3 million from his employer, on Monday appeared before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court, Lagos. Lawan, a resident of Ajegunle area of Lagos, is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, stealing and forgery. The Prosecutor, Sgt. Olusegun Kokoye, told the court that the accused, who was an employee ...

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Senator Shehu Sani’s aide kidnapped

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Mr Bashir Ahmad, an aide to Senator Shehu Sani (APC-Kaduna) on Youth Matters has been kidnapped. Sani, who made the announcement on his Facebook post, said Ahmad, 45, was kidnapped by some gunmen in Tudun Wada Area of Kaduna South, Kaduna State on Dec. 8. He said the victim had some weeks ago reported to the police that some unknown ...

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Police arrest 28 suspected kidnappers, armed robbery gang

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  The Nigeria Police Force has arrested 28 suspects for alleged kidnapping, armed robbery and unlawful possession of firearms in Tafa Local Government Area of Niger. The suspects are: Yusuf Adamu, gang leader, Bello Salisu, Jafar Salisu, Hamza Usman, Mohammed Abdullahi, Umar Ibrahim, Jibrin Adamu, Abdullahi Abubakar, Ismail Mammam, Usman Adamu and Ibrahim Shehu. Others are: Hassan Salisu, Stephen Dung, ...

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Ex-Enugu Chief Judge Loses Appeal Against Forfeiture of Account

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the Court of Appeal, Enugu secured a landmark  Judgement when the appellate court dismissed the appeal by former Chief Judge of Enugu State, Justice Innocent Umezulike challenging the interim forfeiture of the N50 Million in his Zenith Bank account. The judgment read by Justice Ogunwumiju upheld the ...

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Police arrest 15 suspects, recover arms, 151 cows in Zamfara

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GUSAU – The Police Command in Zamfara has arrested 15 suspects for various crimes in the state and recovered arms, 151 cows and 29 sheep. The Commissioner of Police, Mr Kenneth Ebrimson, disclosed this in Gusau on Friday. Ebrimson said the Anti-Cattle Rustling Squad of the command had arrested five suspected cattle rustlers (names withheld). He said the suspects were ...

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Ex-Minister’s abductors demand N100m ransom

The abductors of Chief Damishi Sango, Plateau PDP chairman and former sports minister, have demanded for N100 million ransom. “The abductors have contacted the family. Sango was also allowed to speak with the family. His kidnappers want N100 million,” Mr Jonathan Mapis, a family member, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Jos. Mapis quoted Sango as ...

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