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August 14, 2018

Police deny manhunt on journalist that released IGP’s Transmission video

  It was earlier reported that a Liberty Television journalist, Aminu Nurudeen, suspected to have posted the viral video showing the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, struggling to read a speech at a public event in Kano, has gone into hiding. According to reports, the Kano State Police Command invited the reporter to its office immediately the video went viral. Now the Kano state police command has released a press statement to that effect. Read below: “The attention of Kano State Police Command is drawn to trending headlines in some national dailies and online Media that the ” Police…

Why I Snubbed the Senate – Police IG

  Arresting the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, for failing to appear before the Senate is not something the lawmakers may want to consider. But the IGP still has no plans to do as he was told by the National Assembly. He has snubbed the Senate three times and ignored their request to come before it to answer questions relating to the incessant killings across the country and the inhuman treatment meted to Dino Melaye, the Senator representing Kogi west senatorial district The Senate has called the Idris an enemy of democracy and he has accused them of trying…

Disarming Vigilante  Groups – Bad Idea!

  We do not need a Nigeria where everyone must carry a gun to feel safe for sure. We also don’t want to live in a state where people are afraid to go to sleep at night for fear of being attacked. But it is a concern that we may be heading that way, if the excesses of gun-toting Fulani herdsmen are not checked. It is worrying that we now have herdsmen who carry guns and must feed their cattle on people’s farmland. What is more? Rather than arrest and discipline these killer herdsmen, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim…

Confession of a serial killer: I’ve killed over 100 people – Ade Lawyer

Ade Lawyer

  Thirty-nine-year old Adeola Williams, popularly known as Ade Lawyer, has confessed to killing over 100 people in the past 10 to 20 years. Williams was arrested by the Lagos State police few weeks back. He was the personal assistant to Azeez Adekunle Lawal, the National Union of Road Transport Workers’ chairman in Idumota, Lagos He noted that assassinating people was his source of livelihood for over 10 years. “But now I’m born again,” he said. The suspect, who is a father of three from Ijebu Igbo in Ogun State, was recently arrested by the Inspector General of Police Intelligence…

Onitsha Tragedy : Man kills four children, maid, self …over wife’s infidelity

  Tragedy struck on Saturday on Ntueke Street, Awada Obosi, in the Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, as a 47-year-old man, Stephen Nnadiogo, killed his four children, maid and took his own life. Nnadiogo reportedly stabbed the victims to death with a knife and committed suicide. The four children were aged between two and 10, while the housemaid, Ogechi, was said to be 18-year-old. All the victims hailed from Isu Njaba, Imo State. PUNCH Metro learnt that Nnadiogo and his wife, 32-year-old Chika, had endured a strained marital relationship as he accused the wife of infidelity. Chika…

Fulani killings: Lagos-Benin Expressway safe – Police

  The Ogun State Police Command has debunked the rumour and speculations of invasion of Fulani Herdsmen on Lagos-Benin Expressway, saying it was a hoax. The Leader recalled that, a message went viral lastweek with no credible source, and it reads, “Please what is happening on Lagos-Benin Expressway? Please tell any member of your family travelling through that road to please go back… Herdsmen are stopping vehicle and shooting people to death. No joke, help save life.” However, the police faulted the claim, adding that, it was nothing but a hoax, which should be disregarded and advised motorist and travelers…

Delta Court awards N500,000 against landlady, police over assault on tenant

  A Delta State High Court sitting in Otor-Udu in Udu Local Government Area of the State on Tuesday awarded the sum of N500,000 against a landlady, Mrs. Gloria Oriako and the Nigeria Police Force. DAILY POST reports that this was over unlawful arrest and detention of a tenant, Mr. Francis Doye for his failure to pay his rent. The Court presided over by Hon. Justice F.N. Azinge in his ruling also granted an order for perpetual injunction restraining the respondents from further arrest and detention of the tenant. Immediately after the judgement, Barr. Omemiroro Ogedegbe in a statement claimed…

Senate gives IGP 14 days to arrest perpetrators of Benue killings

  The Senate Tuesday issued a 14-day ultimatum to the Inspector General of Police (IG), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, to apprehend the perpetrators of the recent killings in Logo and Guma Local Government Areas of Benue State and hand them over to the attorney general of the state for prosecution. The attacks led to the deaths of at least 73 persons. Resuming from its Yuletide recess Tuesday, the upper legislative chamber said the failure to arrest and prosecute the perpetrators, who it said include “well trained foreign mercenary elements”, will threaten Nigeria’s unity as the crisis was deepening the country’s ethno-religious…

Omoku Killings planned in Owerri – Suspect

Police parades traffickers who used Dep Gov name to con victims to Libya

  The police Force Headquarters,  Abuja, on Thursday paraded one of the masterminds and a senior member of the deadly cult group that massacred  over 15 innocent worshippers at Omoku, village Rivers State, on new year day January 1. The suspect, Desmond Okotubo, 32, and father of three, hails from Egbema in  Onelga Local Government Area of Rivers State. He said the group embarked on the deadly attack to avenge the arrest and humiliation of the mother of Don Waney, the deceased leader of the group and also the destruction of Waney’s property in the state,  as well as to…

Four perish in Owerri gas explosion … 3 days after 19 roasted in tanker accident in Orlu

Gas explosion in owerri

  There was pandemonium on Monday at Orji, town near Owerri, the Imo State capital, after a gas plant exploded, killing four persons. The tragedy occurred just three days after a truck, laden with diesel, rammed into an 18-seater bus at the Njaba bridge end of the Owerri-Orlu Expressway. About 19 people were burnt to death in the incident, when fire broke out after the bus travelling from Orlu to Owerri collided with the fuel tanker penultimate Friday. The victims were buried in a mass grave the next day as they were burnt beyond recognition. Three days later, Monday Nov….

Jilted Lover Arrested For Allegedly Killing 5 Persons with Poisoned ‘Amala’

A middle-aged man simply identified as Razaq has been arrested for allegedly  poisoning yam flour (Amala) mealeaten by no fewer than five people in Obokun Local Government area of Osun State. The victims, included one Esther Fasanya and her mother, Kehinde. Esther was said to be dating Rasaq, popularly known as ‘fine boy’ but suddenly decided to quit the relationship. However, Rasaq who is a commercial motorcycle operator was not happy with her decision. As a result of Rasaq’s anger, he was said to have connived with one of Esther’s friends to poison the food which was meant for the…

Ozubulu Church Massacre: Police Unveil Masterminds

They can run but not hide! Those who wasted innocent lives during a Sunday Mass, at the St Philip Catholic Church, Ozubulu, Anambra State, will surely pay for their crime. The police have assured that they have not closed the case on the bloody massacre, which occurred on Sunday August 6, 2017.  They said two sons of Anambra State serving prison terms for murder in South Africa are connected with the crime. Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, Nov. 1, the Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr Garba Umar, said police have identified one Prince Charles Obi, aka Gozila and…

Fighting crime as a collective responsibility

Fighting crime as a collective responsibility

Until recently, the task of fighting crime was regarded by most Nigerians as none of their business. They believed that since security agents are paid to combat crime, the common man should not be bothered. People only get perturbed when they are personally involved. For that reason, providing the police with helpful tips that could lead to the apprehension of culprits was not popular. Fortunately, in recent times, things have changed for the better, especially in Imo State. This innovation and strategy has started to pay off. Recent activities by the police in apprehending those who murdered Rev. Fr. Cyriacus…

Gunmen shoot Catholic Priest after Mass in Lagos

Gunmen shoot Catholic Priest after Mass in Lagos

– Five suspects arrested Barely two weeks after a Catholic Priest was kidnapped and brutally killed in Imo State, another Catholic Priest has been  shot and wounded in Lagos. Identified as Rev. Father Daniel Nwankwo, the Police said the assailants waited for the priest to conclude his early morning Mass before opening fire on him. A police statement said the priest is currently receiving treatment at the Lagos state University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) where he was rushed to after the attack on him by the gunmen. The statement signed by the spokesman of Nigerian Police in Lagos, Mr Olarinde Famous-Cole,…

Man kidnaps, sells six-year-old girl for N200,000 in Imo

Nemesis has caught up with a suspected child thief, Chibueze Nwaozuzu in Imo State The suspect was arrested by the Imo State Police Command after he allegedly stole a six-year-old girl and sold her for N200, 000. It was gathered that the victim, Chinecherem Anoruo, had been declared missing by the parents, who reported the case to the police. In the course of investigation, it was discovered that Nwaozuzu allegedly stole the child and sold her to one Comfort Umunnakwe at the said amount. The Imo State Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, said the command recovered N83, 000 from Nwaozuzu,…

The numerous agencies on our roads

The idea of prompt and regular checks on the road worthiness of the vehicles and competence of drivers that ply our roads is good. Moreover, on the part of government, regular checks on vehicles provide opportunities for collecting the various fees and fines stipulated for contravening traffic regulations. What worries most road users however, is the multiplicity of the agencies that carry out this function as too many of them often cluster at a check point, obstructing rather than facilitating free flow of traffic. By constituting a nuisance, these operatives: the police, Federal Road Safety Corps, ENTRACO, Civil Defence Corps,…

At last Notorious kidnapper, Vampire, met his waterloo (photos)

Henry Chibueze popularly known as Vampire who is a notorious kidnapper has been killed by the police after he and members of his gang were engaged in a midnight gun battle. Vampire made headlines in January after members of his gang in a daring move stormed the Owerri High Court in Imo State where he was facing trial and rescued him while also killing two persons. According to the Nigeria Police Force, operatives from the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team trailed him to his hideout in Omu-Awa forest in Ikwerre local government area of Rivers State in…

Police parade 50 armed robbery, murder, kidnapping suspects in Imo

No fewer than 50 suspects nabbed for alleged armed robbery, murder and kidnapping were yesterday paraded by the Imo state Police Command. Addressing newsmen at the state Command , Commissioner of Police, CP Taiwo Lakanu, said 11 people were arrested for armed robbery, murder,  cultism and vehicles snatching. Ten others, he said, were nabbed for kidnapping and child stealing/trafficking.  Others were arrested for burglary/stealing and vandalism of PHCN property, he said. Lakanu  also revealed  that the command rescued five stolen babies, recovered 10 vehicles as well as one locally made single barrel gun, and another local pistol. He said the…

They came home, met their death … How two foreign based Imolites were murdered in Imo during Christmas

Insecurity is rearing its ugly head strongly again in Imo State, kidnappers and cold-blooded murderers are back, with at least two families mourning the brutal killings of their sons, in strange circumstances, last Christmas. Friday Nduka from Egbuoma in Oguta, returned home from Indonesia to celebrate Christmas and also get married. He was unbelievably gunned down at the NNPC filling station at the Control Post in Owerri, by a policeman, over a minor incident. Nduka’s shocking death occurred on December 22, while he, his bride-to -be and her mother stopped at the petrol station to fuel their car.  An eyewitness…

Travelers beware: How female lecturer was kidnapped, killed by “Okada” rider

If you are visiting a town you are not familiar with, this story will interest you. A female lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences at the Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi, Christie Agbulu, was visiting a friend in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, on November 26, 2016. She arrived at the motor park in Lokoja and called the person she was visiting for direction. Her host asked her to pick okada from the park. He directed her to give her phone to the okada man so that he could tell him the direction. Aware that the visitor was not…