Police Arrest 3 Fake Army Recruitment Officers In Imo

The Imo State Police Command has arrested three fake  army officers who specialize  in defrauding unsuspecting applicants  wishing  to join the Nigerian Army. The suspects- Kinsley Inyang, EdetOkon   and Victor Akpan all from Akwa Ibom State were arrested  atAmakohiaUbi  in Owerri West  local government  area of the state. The new commissioner of police in the…

Uber Driver’s Trip Of Death

Before this incident, it was the gruesome murder of a Jumia dispatch man in Port Harcourt by suspects, who posed as buyers-they killed their victim after dispossessing him of the high-end phones he brought. Few days following, it was the turn of an Uber driver in Lagos. EMEKA IBEMERE writes on the killing of the…

NDLEA Arrests 9 Suspects, Seizes 1,020.1kgs of Indian Hemp in Kogi

The Kogi Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has arrested nine suspected hard drug peddlers and dealers in the last four weeks. The Commandant, Mr Idris Bello, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lokoja that the command also seized 1,020.1 kilogrammes of cannabis sativa (Indian hemp)…

Pirates Kill 2 Soldiers, Injure 3 In Bayelsa Waterways

Two soldiers attached to the Joint Military Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta, Operation Delta Safe, died in a gun duel with sea pirates on Wednesday, an official has confirmed. The soldiers were part of a team dispatched in response to a distress call on an attack by pirates operating in Southern Ijaw Local Government…

Ex-Lawmaker Bags 14 Years In Jail For Taking Bribe

A former Senior legislator in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province was on Thursday sentenced to 14 years in prison for accepting bribes. Gai Ruyin, former deputy head of the Standing Committee of Heilongjiang Provincial People’s Congress, was also fined 291,300 U.S. dollars and ordered to return all this ill-gotten gains by the First Intermediate People’s Court…

EFCC Arraigns Alleged Female Internet Fraudster For €132,000 Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned one Suzan Vega Ochuko before Justice P. I. Ajoku of the Federal High Court sitting in Benin, Edo State on a three count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence. According to the EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement, the defendant and one…

Falae’s Kidnappers Bag Life Imprisonment

An Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure yesterday sentenced to life imprisonment, seven suspected Fulani herdsmen for kidnapping former Secretary to the Government of the Federation,  Chief Olu Falae in 2015. Justice Williams Olamide, in his judgement held that the suspects were guilty of the kidnapping charge brought against them by the Ondo State…

Military Frees 593 Suspected Boko Haram Terrorists

The Nigerian military yesterday released 593 detainees after they had been cleared of any association with the Boko Haram terrorists. The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor handed over the detainees to officials of the Borno State government at a ceremony in Maiduguri. Irabor, represented by Brig.-Gen. Abdulrahman Kuluya said that the…

EFCC Intercepts N250m in Balogun Market

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday intercepted huge sums of money in various currencies totalling N250 million at the popular Balogun market in Lagos. This came barely three days after the commission recovered N449 million at an abandoned bureau de change in Victoria Island, Lagos. Spokesman of the EFCC, Mr Wilson Uwujaren,…

Imo NSCDC In Job Racketeering Mess

The Imo State Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) appears to have plunged into troubled waters following alleged cases of job racketeering involving a 3-star officer, James Ofoegbu, popularly called ‘Onye Israel’ in the Command. Ofoegbu, a native of Awka, Anambra state, is alleged to have illicitly developed a ‘money-for-job’ racketeering using…

Militants Kill 5 Police, 2 Soldiers In Lagos

No fewer than five policemen and two soldiers, including an army captain were killed by suspected militants in the early morning of yesterday in Ikorodu area of Lagos. The bodies of the victims have been reportedly deposited in a mortuary. The slain Captain was simply identified as Muhammad. There has been no official confirmation of…