Jigawa: Son stabs mother to death

One Samuel Shegun has been apprehended for allegedly killing his biological mother, the Jigawa State Police Command have said. The lifeless body of the 47-year-old woman, Esther Adekanla, popularly known as Hadiza Nakowa, was discovered in her house at Dutse, the State capital. The State Commissioner of Police, CP. AT Abdullahi made the disclosure while parading the 32-year-old suspect at the Command’s headquarters. He said the suspect was arrested in connection with the case of the brutal killing of his mother, after an investigation by detectives from State Criminal Investigation…

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NDLEA intercepts largest heroin consignment at Lagos airport

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), has intercepted what it described as the single largest heroin consignment at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos State. The agency also arrested members of an organised criminal organisation that specialises in trafficking heroin across Nigeria, South Africa, Mozambique, Europe and America in an operation leading to the seizure of the consignment which weighed 51.90Kg on February 12, 2024. NDLEA Chairman, Buba Marwa, who disclosed this while briefing journalists yesterday in Lagos, said the operation was the single largest seizure of heroin…

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EFCC uncovers N37bn fraud in humanitarian ministry, indicts Buhari’s minister, contractor

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has uncovered a total sum of N37,170,855,753.44 allegedly laundered in the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs under former minister, Sadiyya Umar-Farouk. According to reports, details of the ongoing probe revealed that the money was transferred from the Federal Government’s coffers and sent to 38 different bank accounts domiciled in five legacy commercial banks belonging to or connected with a contractor, James Okwete. Following receipt of the funds, Okwete allegedly transferred N6,746,034,000.00 to Bureau De Change Operators, withdrew N540,000,000.00 in cash, purchased luxury cars with…

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NDLEA nab 3 blind men for running drug trafficking syndicate

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested three blind men operating an illicit drug ring between Lagos and Kano. A statement released by spokesperson of the agency, Femi Babafemi, said another blind member of the syndicate is still at large. Babafemi said the lid was blown-off the group following the arrest of a blind suspect, Adamu Hassan, 40, along Gwagwalada expressway Abuja with 12kgs of skunk on his way from Lagos to Kano on Saturday, 28th October. Investigations, however, established that he was totally oblivious of…

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Benue: Four bank robbery suspects arrested

Four armed robbery suspects have been arrested by Joint Security Forces comprising officers of the Nigeria Police Force, and the Nigerian Armed Forces, amongst others, along Otukpo-Taraku road, Benue State on Saturday. A police source, who made the development known to our correspondent late Saturday night while sharing a video of the armed robbery suspects, said, “Four armed robbers have been arrested by Joint Security Forces along Otukpo-Taraku road, Benue State on Saturday.  The robbers are part of those armed robbers who attacked banks and a police station at Otukpo,…

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Akwa Ibom: Son hacks mother to death over food 

A23-year-old man, Akaninyene Sunday Isaac, has allegedly killed his 55-year-old mother, Christiana Sunday Isaa, over food in Akwa Ibom State. It was gathered that Isaac, an indigene of Oruk Uso Otoro village, in Abak local government area of the State, hacked his mother to death for starving him of food for three days. Family sources revealed in Uyo that Isaac usually requested money from his mum who always granted his request, but on that fateful day, she denied his request, saying there was no money. Her refusal was said to…

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Kidnappers of Benue Commissioner demand N60m ransom

The gunmen, who kidnapped the Benue Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Mathew Abo, have allegedly demanded a ransom of N60 million from his family. A family source told newsmen on Friday in Makurdi that the abductors made the demand in a phone call to a member of the family on Friday. According to the source, the recipient of the call, name withheld for security reasons, said the “kidnappers have resorted to torturing the commissioner to press home for their demand”. The source said they called and placed their…

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Army Chief directs personnel to fish out killers of herdsman in Plateau

Lt.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, Nigerian Chief of Army Staff (COAS), has directed officers and men of the Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) to fish out killers of herdsman in Plateau in 48 hours.  Major General Abdusalam Abubakar, the Commander of OPSH, confirmed this when he visited the District Head of Panyam, Da Aminu Darwam, on Tuesday. A yet-to-be identified criminals on Saturday allegedly killed Ardo Adamu Gabdo in Panyam Community of Mangu Local Government Area (LGA) of Plateau. The body of the deceased has not yet been recovered. Abubakar, who doubles as…

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Illicit Drugs: Tinubu urges NDLEA, partners to crush syndicate

Vice President Kashim Shettima, retired Brgadier general Buba Marwa NDLES boss and others at the Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies, Africa (HONLAF), in Abuja.

President Bola Tinubu has implored the Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies in Africa to renew the fight against substance abuse. Tinubu made the call, while declaring open the 31st meeting of the Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies, Africa (HONLAF), on Tuesday in Abuja. Represented by the Vice President, Kashim Shettima, the president also enjoined the continent’s anti-drugs agencies to fight against illicit drug trafficking in their respective countries. He warned vehemently that the African continent would remain in chains till it breaks free from the shackles…

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2 men in court for alleged swindling of 21 Police to the sum of 100 million naira

Two men, Nura Mohammed and Abubakar Iliyasu were docked in a Wuse Zone II Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly swindling 21 retired and serving police officers to the tune of over N100 million. The defendants, whose addresses were not disclosed, were arraigned before Magistrate Chukwuemeka Nweke on three counts of criminal conspiracy, cheating and cheating by deception. They both pleaded not guilty to the allegations brought against them by the police. The Prosecution Counsel, Abdulrashid Isyaku-Sidi, told the court that the first defendant, Mohammed in July 24, presented himself as CSP…

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