Herdsmen Invade Benue Prison, Kill Inmates

The Benue Prisons Service on Monday confirmed that herdsmen invaded its Jato-Aka Farm Centre and killed an inmate, one Tersoo Agidi. The Public Relations Officer, Benue Prisons Service, ASP Stephen Nwanchor, said in Makurdi that the incident took place on Saturday at the farm centre. Nwanchor said that the invasion was not a failed jail break attempt. “This is a new farm centre established in January, 2017. The herdsmen invaded the place, destroyed property, shot and killed one Tersoo Agidi, an inmate. “We have evacuated all the remaining inmates from…

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Ife Crisis: OPC Charges FG to Arrest Hausa Suspects Within 48 Hours

 A pan-Yoruba group, Oodua People’s Congress, OPC, has given the Federal Government and the Nigeria Police Force 48 hours to arrest the Fulani/Hausa persons involved in the crisis in Ile-Ife, Osun State, which resulted in the death of about 46 persons. The OPC gave the warning in a statement by its founder, Dr. Fredrick Fasehun, on Thursday. It said, “We hereby call on the Federal Government to intervene within the next 48 hours to ensure that justice is institutionalised and no side is provoked to defend justice according to its…

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Cynthia Osokogu’s Killers Sentenced To Death By Hanging

Justice Olabisi Akinlade of an Igbosere High Court in Lagos on Thursday sentenced to death , two of the four persons accused of killing Cynthia Osokogu, the Nasarawa State University postgraduate student. The accused Okwumo Nwabufo, and Olisaeloka Ezike, the judge ruled, will die by hanging. Osokogu was murdered on 22 July 2012 at Cosmilla Hotel, Lakeview Estate, Festac Town, Lagos, after she was lured to Lagos by her Facebook lover. The other accused were: Orji Osita, 33, who is a pharmacist and Ezike Nonso, 25. the younger brother of…

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Unilag Student Gets N500,000 Bail for Alleged Gang Rape

A 17-year-old undergraduate of the University of Lagos (Unilag), Ugochukwu Daniel, who allegedly gang-raped a 17-year-old girl with others still at large, was on Thursday released on N500,000 bail on the orders of Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs A. Ipaye-Nwachukwu, who gave the ruling, also granted the accused two sureties in like sum after he pleaded not guilty to a three-count charge of conspiracy, rape and sexual harassment. ‎ Ipaye-Nwachukwu said one of the two sureties must be a blood relation of the accused, while…

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Police Arrest Trader who Sells Beans Preserved with Sniper Insecticide

If not for the observation of a woman who noticed a beans seller applying an insecticide on his wares, more than hundreds of innocent Nigerians would have died or hospitalized. Three siblings trading in beans on Adenekan Street, Alagbado, Lagos State, have been arrested by the police for allegedly selling “poisonous beans” to members of the public. It was learnt that the traders – Faith Ogbona, Chidioke Ogbona and Sunday Ogbona – were arrested by policemen from the Alagbado division after being alerted by a woman, who caught Chidioke applying…

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Medical Doctor Commits Suicide

By Oji Odu A medical doctor, Allwell Orji, yesterday committed suicide in Lagos. He jumped into the Lagos Lagoon from the Third Mainland Bridge and drowned. This brings to the fore the rising cases of suicide in recent times in the country which has become worrisome as Nigerians go through untold hardship caused by recession. The Magazine learnt that the man, who was being driven by his driver in a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), was receiving a call when he suddenly asked his driver to park the car on the…

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Grandmother Sells Three Year Old Girl for Rent Payment

When the news filtered the air that a 50-year-old grandmother, Rita Eze, has confessed to being a member of a syndicate that allegedly involved in abducting children from Lagos and selling them in Anambra State, it came as a shock to millions of nigerians. Eze was paraded along with one Ogochi Nwekei and Gladys Augustine at the Lagos State Police Command headquarters in Ikeja on Tuesday. The fourth suspect, Elizabeth, who was said to be ill, was not paraded. The magazine learnt that Augustine, who claimed to be Mary John,…

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Nigerians Continue to Mourn Slain Air-force Personnel

By Akinwale Kasali Friends and colleagues of an Air-force Personnel are still yet to come to terms over the death of Oladipupo Solape, who was allegedly shot and killed by her jealous lover. Shock, pain and anguish still trails the death of Solape, referred to as Shomzy Shomzy by friends and colleagues. She was allegedly killed on Sunday morning at the Air Force Base in Makurdi. Her shocked friends and colleagues have taken to the social media to mourn her. A friend shared a screengrab of his last Whatsapp chat…

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Lead City University Student To Die By Hanging

The families of the late Seun Kolawole have finally got justice for the death of the deceased who was killed by Moshood Owolabi. Owolabi, a 200 level student of Lead City University, Ibadan, is to die by hanging for stabling his fellow student to death. Delivering judgment on Wednesday, Justice Adegboye Gbolagunte of an Ibadan High Court sentenced Owolabi to death by hanging for causing the death of one Seun Kolawole, two years ago. Owolabi of the Physical and Health Education Department caused the death of Kolawole by stabbing him…

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Court Sentence Ex-Policemen to Death over Apo Six Killings

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Maitama, on Thursday sentenced to death two former policemen, Ezekiel Achejene and Emmanuel Baba, for being responsible for the death of two out of the six Igbo traders shot dead in Area 11 of Garki, Abuja, on June 8, 2005. The presiding judge, who is also the Chief Judge of the FCT High Court, Justice Ishaq Bello, however, freed three other policemen, who were prosecuted along with Achejene and Baba, for the death of the six traders. Those discharged and acquitted were…

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Police Parade the Kidnappers of Ambassador Bagudu Hirse

Gentlemen of the Press, you are welcome to today’s press briefing. One of the cardinal objectives of the crime reduction strategy of the current Police management is to ensure that no criminal enterprise flourishes undetected and perpetrators apprehended. The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris NPM, mni, concerned with spate of kidnappings and  other related violent crimes throughout the country reorganized, refocused and equipped the IGP’s Intelligence Response Team, (IRT) and other Special Tactical Squads for optimum performance in achieving targeted objectives. Against this background, the IRT and…

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End of the Road

Tears of joy in Abia state as the  police parades 24 criminals, including a 26 year old man who raped and killed a grand mother in  Umuahia By Stan Nwachukwu /Umuahia The Police in Abia state penultimate week paraded suspected suspects alleged to have committed various crimes ranging from armed robbery, kidnapping,  burglary, murder to rape among others. The  large number of suspects paraded was an indication that criminals and kidnappers who were hitherto flushed out in the state in 2012 by operatives of the Joint Task Force, JTF, when…

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Killer Guard

Security guards, turn on their employers despite the confidence reposed on them By Chibuike Osuji In many compounds and public organisations, technology driven cable circuit Television, CCTV, are installed at the gates for the security men to help wade off unwanted visitors or criminals from gaining access to their employers. They  were also armed with weapons ranging from cutlasses to guns, while some of the gatemen who believe in the potency of charms  use it to  carry out their functions to protect  their employers from attack. But with the turn…

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Daring The Criminals

Police arrest many hoodlums in Lagos By Chibuike Osuji From one end of the state to the other, the battle to rid or curb the unending menace of criminality is one tough challenge daily sapping the energy of the Fatai Owoseni led Lagos state Police Command. Amidst many successes is winning  battle against daring criminals. They are also after those who hide behind religion to perpetrate crime. Others however prefer to make life uncomfortable for residents especially at the Ikeja area of the metropolis. Findings from the magazine show that…

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Guilty As Charged?

After years of practicing a trade in a manner that runs contrary to the of law, a man with conflicting identity falls on the wrong side of the law By Chibuike Osuji Self preservation, they say is the first law of life and so like every living soul determined to eke-out a living, Emmanuel Adeyemi choose a career to achieve his dream. His vision however, turned sour, pitching him against the rules of law and sending  tears down on the cheeks of followers who patronised him. Adeyemi who is called…

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Game Up

Two suspected car snatching syndicates are nabbed by the Abia state Police Command, Umuahia By Stan Nwachukwu /Umuahia BEFORE they were finally nabbed and made to face the full weight of the law, Onyenweaku Chibunnam, 33, a native of Ezinnifite, Mbaise, Imo state, Pastor in-charge of Redeem Assembly Church of God, Ebem Ohafia, Abia state and Pastor Princewill Nnabugwu, from Osisioma Ngwa in Aba, were living in the vineyard of God. In their separate churches where they presided over as overseers, their worshippers are said to rever them and see…

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Sordid Business

Five year old child

A widow who was abducted and sold with her three children emerges with multiple wounds after four months By Ferdy Ibecheodo /Owerri The people of Illile village in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State have nothing much to celebrate after a member of the village and widow, Charity Odu who was abducted four months ago was rescued with one of her three children after four months of abduction from the village square. Their party was not complete because the other two children are still missing. It was also revealed…

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Rampaging Cultists

Victims of Cultism

Two Students of Abia State University, Uturu, are killed by a rampaging cult group, (The Atabo Confraternity), throwing the University into  chaos By Stan Nwachukwu /Umuahia WHEN Uche Eleazar Ikonne, a professor and new vice chancellor, Abia state University Uturu, Absu, assumed office on December 1st 2015, he vowed to change the negative stories about the University for good.  And he earnestly began a house  mopping  exercise on campus. Ikonne also declared war on students indiscipline, examination malpractices, indecent dressing and cultism ravaging the  the University. However, as the Vice…

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Docked Again

Ibinabo Fiberesima

Five years in prison looms for Ibinabo Fiberesima   as the Appeal Court upholds her sentence By Uche Mbah Beautiful actress and mother  of four  Ibinabo Fiberesima’s  journey through the legal labyrinth came to a head recently when an Appeal Court affirmed the judgement of the lower court sending her to five years in prison. This is the current climax to a case that has been proved as an emotional torture to the parties involved. Trouble for Ibinabo started eleven years ago when she veered off her lane on the Lekki-Epe…

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