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Police Arrest Evangelist Over Rape Of 13-years-old Girl

The Nasarawa State Police Command has arrested an evangelist alleged to have raped a 13-year-old girl in Marraraba, Karu Local Government area of the state.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr Sani Mohammed, told newsmen on Monday in Lafia, that the suspect was invited to stay with the girl’s family in Marraraba, based on trust, but abused the privilege by forcefully having carnal knowledge of the minor.

“It is unfortunate that the Pastor took advantage of his closeness to a family among his congregation To Molest their 13-year-old daughter,” he said.

The Commissioner, who claimed that the suspect had confessed to committing the crime, said that the evangelist had ea Read More »

Police Arrest 3 Traffic Robbers In Lagos

Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, RRS, of Lagos State Police Command, have arrested three suspected members of a robbery gang that specialized in attacking motorists and commuters trapped in traffic around Ikoyi area of the state.
thievesThe suspects, as gathered, were arrested in their hideout around Bourdillon, while preparing for an operation, Saturday.
Recovered from the suspects were four cutlasses, axes and iron rods used in breaking victims’ cars’ windscreens.
The suspects according to the RRS Commander, Mr. Olatunji Disu, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, “were arrested following complaints from members of public on incessant in-traffi Read More »

My Abductors Confessed They Hired Guns From Policemen & Soldiers

How was your day leading to your kidnapping?

It was a very peaceful day when I left my house at Ugboroke on a trip to Asaba. Shortly after passing Osubi Airstrip Junction on Eku Road, I noticed a red car blocked my car. Four armed men disembarked from the red car and surrounded my car. It was between 7 and 8 in the morning.

I discovered there were more armed men in another car behind. My driver jumped out of the vehicle, a black Toyota Prado. The armed men sandwiched me inside my car, took over the steering and drove off into the forest on the road to the late Gen. Aziza’s country home.
Initially I took them for armed robbers. Immediately they turned into the forest, they stopped the car, ord Read More »

Photo: Police Made Me Write Statement At Gunpoint – Graduate

A 30-year-old graduate, Daniel Yosua, who was paraded by the Lagos State Police Command, along with some hoodlums said he was made to give his statement at gunpoint at a police station when he went to report a street fight.

Yosua, a native of Okpara, Delta State, stated that he was arrested and detained at the Mile 12 Police station after he had gone to report the fight on Sadiku Street in the Mile 12 area where he resides.

It was learnt that Yosua and two others were arrested by the police on Friday before they were moved to the Ketu division for onward transfer to the State Department of Criminal Investigation, Yaba, for further investigation Read More »

I Sold My Daughter Because Of Poverty – 20-year-old Mother

MARIA Ekanem, a 20-year-old school drop out from Odukpani Local Government Area of Cross River State, said yesterday in Calabar that poverty and lack of where to stay after she gave birth made her sell her two weeks old baby girl for N20,000.

Maria, who was arrested by the police along five other accomplices, said her boyfriend who got her pregnant, asked her to abort the baby but said a doctor helped her with free antenatal care and food until she gave birth.
This, she added, prompted her to agree to sell the baby when arrangements were made to sell.

Paraded along with Maria were a 55-year-old medical doctor, Okokon Offiong Okoho, the proprietor of Evangel Clinic,of 2, Atu Street; a 70-year-old matron Read More »

18-year-old Slits Peacemaker’s Neck (photo)

A 24-year-old painter, Ola Junaid, is battling for his life at the Lagos Island General Hospital after a teenager, Afeez Ibikunle, allegedly stabbed him in the neck with a broken bottle.

The suspect also reportedly stabbed Junaid in the armpit while he was trying to run to safety.
He was said to have been rushed to a private medical centre in the area from where he was referred to the general hospital.
PUNCH Metro learnt that Ibikunle was fighting with somebody on Ajayi Bembe Street, Lagos
Island, on Tuesday, near a shop that Junaid was painting. Junaid was said to have separated them and warned that they stay away from where he was working.

It was gathered that Ibikunle, who reportedl Read More »

Many Killed, Houses Raised Down In Yobe By Boko haram Boys

Many residents are feared killed in a fresh attack by the Islamic sect, Boko Haram, at Bara town of Gulani local government area of Yobe State.

The town is about 109km from Damaturu, the state capital.

The incident, which occurred on Wednesday night, according to residents, was the fiercest attack in recent time.

Speaking to newsmen on Thursday in Damaturu, residents said the militants burnt down houses, shops, foodstuffs, among other valuables using Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

“They stormed the town chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’ as locals took to their heels into the bushes for safety”, a resident Mallam Sule Yaji told newsmen in Damaturu.

He disclosed th Read More »

Gunmen Kidnap Timipre Sylva’s Running-Mate’s Mother

Unknown gunmen on Thursday in Bayelsa, kidnapped 100 year-old, Madam Ebifieghe Dikoro, mother of Elder Wilberforce Agiri, the running mate to the APC governorship candidate, Chief Timipre Sylva.

DAILY POST reliably gathered from community sources that the old woman was forcefully abducted at gunpoint early Thursday morning, at her home in Foropa community of Southern Ijaw Local Government Council of the State.

Community sources told newsmen in Yenagoa that the unidentified gunmen, thereafter, took the octogenarian away into the creek, aboard three speed boats.

When contacted, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the incident, however, disclosed that the Read More »

Teacher Flogs Student To Death In Ibadan

Students of IMG Secondary School, Oke Ado, Ibadan, on Wednesday, expressed outrage after their colleague was allegedly flogged to death by a teacher.

The yet-to-be identified student reportedly slumped and died following severe punishment from a teacher for arriving late to school.
Some properties of the school were destroyed by the students before policemen arrived at the scene.

Chairs and tables, cabinets were destroyed by the protesting students, even as they scattered documents.
Windows and doors of the staff room were also vandalized.

As the protest escalated, teachers and administrative workers of the school took to their heels for fear of being attacked.
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Police Arrests Lawyer For Diverting Company’s N50m

The police in Lagos have arraigned a former director of IT Bureau De Change Limited, Mrs. Ifeyinwa Morah, before an Apapa Magsitrates’ Court for allegedly diverting N50m owned by the firm into a private account.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Morah, who is also a lawyer, headed the company’s Business Development till June 2015 when she was relieved of the position.
She was said to have withdrawn the money from the Fidelity Bank account used by the company on June 18 and deposited same to a Zenith Bank account given as 1000845723. It was learnt that the money had yet to be recovered from the suspect.
The police said the 40-year-old lawyer upon her resignation, left with the company’s Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum and Articles of Association, forms on particulars of directors, statement of share capital, operational licence, among others.
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