EFCC seizes N211m gold at Lagos airport

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes C o m m i s s i o n (EFCC) have intercepted gold worth about N211 million being illegally transported through the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos en route Dubai. The Acting Head, Media & Publicity, Mr. Tony Orilade, said the operatives swooped on the gold…

Guard gave us clue to kidnap businessman –Suspect

A suspected kidnapper, Emmanuel Izuchukwu, yesterday said a security guard employed by an Aba-based businessman gave his gang information on how to abduct the man. Izuchukwu spoke while being paraded alongside several other suspected criminals at the Abia State Police Command Headquarters on Bende Road, Umuahia. The suspect said he formed a gang which specialised…

Pregnant woman dies in Abia auto crash

A yet-to-be identified pregnant woman returning from the market in a tricycle lost her life yesterday afternoon in an auto accident in Aba, Abia State.   The accident occurred by an abattoir along the popular Ahia- Udele Market near the accidentprone Aba Water-Side Bridge. The accident, witnesses said, occurred when some touts, who usually collect…

Village head arrested for N15.5m land fraud

Police have arrested the Baale of Ferowa village in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State, Chief Muyideen Folorunso, over alleged dubious land deal worth N15.5 million.   The arrest followed a petition by the management of a real estate company against the traditional chief. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed…

Palace guard kills man in Osun

A security guard attached to the Ataoja of Osogbo in Osun State, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun, yesterday reportedly shot and killed a middle-age man. The security man, Abubakar Suleiman, allegedly killed the victim at the Ataoja palace. At press time, it was not clear why Suleiman killed the victim. A witness said the victim’s body had…

Teenage female bomber held in Borno

N igeria Army yesterday said its troops had arrested a teenage female suicide bomber while attempting to infiltrate Maiduguri, Borno State capital.   The Army said in a twitter post that the girl, identified as Shaidatu Adamu, confessed that she was on a suicide mission in Maiduguri.   It said that: “Troops of 251 Task…

Falana, NHR to police: Stop parading suspects

Human rights activist, Mr Femi Falana, SAN, and the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, Mr Tony Ojukwu yesterday called for the immediate eradication of the act of parading suspects, yet to be charged to court, by the Nigerian police. Falana and Ojukwu spoke during the inauguration ceremony of the hearing of…