Tag: Crime

Man Defiles His 14-Year-Old Daughter In Lagos

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A man known as Johnson Okon, aged 58, has been accused of defiling his 14-year-old daughter. Edgal Imohimi, Lagos State Commissioner of Police, stated this on Tuesday, at a press conference highlighting the activities of the command.

According to Imohimi, aside the father, a security guard and commercial motorcyclist, also defiled the minor. She reported the incident to her mother, who refused to believe her and instead warned her not to tell anyone.

The victim, however, ran away from home and sought refuge in the home of her father’s friend.

“According to the survivor, after her father, a security man/Okada rider, had also defiled her. She reported to her mother who did not believe her and warned her not to tell anybody. The survivor ran away from home and sought refuge in the home of father’s friend because of her mother inaction to intervene,” Imohimi stated.

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Man bags eight months in prison for stealing cellphones

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An Upper Area Court I, sitting in Kasuwan Nama in Jos on Wednesday, sentenced a 20-year-old businessman, Mohammed Sagir to eight months in prison for stealing two Techno phones, valued at N65, 000.

The police charged Sagir with three counts of trespass, shop breaking, mischief and theft

The judge, Lawal Suleiman who sentenced Sagir, gave him an option to pay a fine of N6,000.

He also ordered the convict to pay N15000 to the complainant, saying it would serve as deterrent to others who would want to indulge in such acts.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Ibrahim Gokwat, told the court that the case was reported on Sept. 22, at the Laranto Police station by one Mohammed Sanusi of Katako Gareji Laranto , who is the complainant.

Gokwat said that the accused broke into the shop and stole two Techno phones valued at N65, 000.

He said that the phones were recovered from the accused during police investigation.

After arraignment, he pleaded guilty to the offence .

Gokwat said that offence contravened the provisions of sections 342, 347, 326 and 288 of the penal code law.

Christmas market Shooting in Strasbourg leaves 2 dead and 11 critically injured

At least 2 people have died and 11 people are critically injured after shots were fired close to a Christmas market in Strasbourg, France.

The shooting incident happened close to a Christmas market in the central square of Strasbourg, Place Kleber.

It is not yet clear if there was any link to a terrorist group.

Police report that they know the identity of the gunman and are desperately trying to track him down.

Meanwhile, The French Interior Ministry has called on the public to remain indoors following the shooting.

233 policemen arrested over corruption charges

Nigerian-police-are-among-the-best-peacekeepers-in-the-worldTwo hundred and thirty-three policemen have been arrested for corruption related offences in the past one year, Commissioner Imohimi Edgal said yesterday.

Of the total arrests made, Edgal said 16 were dismissed, 26 demoted, one charged to court and 190 served severe punishments with the offences documented in their service files.

He spoke at the Anti-Corruption Day with the theme: “Tackling corruption through collective responsibility”.

It was organised by the Centre for Change.

police4747883853.jpgEdgal said the command had continued to uphold the mandate of the Inspector General of Police (IG) Ibrahim Idris, which is to eradicate corruption and human right infractions within the system.

He said: “In the last one year, 233 policemen have been arrested and tried for corrupt practices. Sixteen of them have been dismissed, one policeman charged to court, 26 have been reduced in rank and 190 of them have gotten major entries in their files.

“Others were given punishment relating to minor entries and fatigue to act as a deterrent to others. We will continue to partner every other group to fight corruption.”

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Edgal, who was recognised by the centre as the Anti-Corruption Champion, said he felt honoured that people were watching and taking note of his actions.

The founder of the centre, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, said Nigeria was bleeding under the heavyweight of corruption.

igp2074823343.jpg“It is either we kill corruption or corruption kills us. It is also certain that all institutions must be strengthened and that there should be synergy. This is why you will find out that the Police as an institution remains the lubricant for the survival of our great country.

“Talk is very cheap; it is extremely easy for us to continue to talk about corruption. But to act and also ensure that we fight that cancer, there should be no game place. This is why this synergy is very important for us today.

500 policemen deployed to Lagos Island for Crime and Traffic Control

nigeria_police_-690x450926851147.jpgThe Lagos State Police Command has deployed additional five hundred policemen to various routes on the Lagos Island with special focus on Apogbon, TBS, Eko Hotels and environs.

This was done to boost the number of personnel already at various points in the area.
The deployment was necessitated by the following events coming up on the Island which includes: The Experience, Adekunle Gold Concert and the Davido Concert.nigeriapolice942509373.jpg

Also factored in the strategy are people who would be embarking on religious pilgrimage to RCCG Holy Ghost Congress at Redeem Camp and Shiloh at the Winners’ Chapel.

Expectedly, the aforementioned events will lead to surge in vehicular and human traffic thereby bringing additional pressure to the already strained traffic situation in the commercial city resulting in gridlock.man-arrested-by-nigerian-police-for-looting-during-strike-1024x6611277962361.jpg

To ameliorate the foreseen situation, the state Commissioner of Police, CP Edgal Imohimi directed that five hundred policemen be posted to Lagos Island to boost the number of men already on ground in order to prevent crime and ensure smooth flow of traffic.

The CP warns criminals who might want to take advantage of the upcoming events to stay away from the Island and indeed the state as anyone caught will be summarily dealt with.

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He enjoins Lagosians to report suspicious characters and movements to the police through the following toll free emergency numbers 112 and 767.

Also available for complaints are the following Citizen Complaint Hot Centre lines:
1. 08067945296
2. 08063025274
3. 08063104759
4. 08113615350
5. 08113683077
6. 08096283148
7.,08096283173
8. 08089781657
9. 08126404930
10. 08081426895
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In addition to the policemen deployed for this purpose, the Command will be collaborating with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), LASTMA and other relevant traffic management agencies to ensure smooth flow of traffic in the state.

He assures of peaceful yuletide season and enjoins Lagosians to enjoy moderately during the festive period.

Popular OAP Hanged Herself After Walking Out Of Studio During Her Show

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A BBC radio presenter hanged herself at home just hours after she unexpectedly walked out of a studio midway through her drivetime show, an inquest heard.

Vicki Archer, 41, had told colleagues at BBC Radio Shropshire that she needed “a break” and was feeling “upset”.

The hearing was told that the divorced mum-of-three suffered from depression and had made two previous attempts to take her own life.

A coroner has ruled that Ms Archer, who was found dead at her home in Shrewsbury on August 6, intended to take her own life.images-3

She left work at about 5pm and was found by her stepfather, Lee Holyoake, around three hours later, after knocks at her door went unanswered.

In the days leading up to her death, Ms Archer had retweeted posts about inner demons and mental health issues.

She also shared links to the Samaritans’ hotline number and wrote about “hurtful gossip” describing it as “corrosive”.

Shropshire Coroner John Ellery concluded Ms Archer died as a result of suicide.

He said: “My conclusion is Victoria did do the act that led to her death.images-2-2

“She intended to kill herself, and that leads me to the inevitable conclusion of suicide.

“This is a tragic case for her family and our condolences are and must be with her children.”

Ms Archer was due to present BBC Radio Shropshire with co-host Adam Green between 3-7pm on August 6 this year.

But she left the studio shortly before 5pm and returned to her home in Shrewsbury, Shrops.

She was found dead by Mr Holyoake, 64, at around 8.15pm that day.

He had visited to fix her cooker along with the radio presenter’s 73-year-old mum Beryl.

Mr Holyoake described using a neighbour’s ladder to climb in through an open bedroom window after getting no answer when he tried knocking the door.

In his statement, Mr Holyoake said “alarm bells started to ring” after he and Ms Archer’s mother were told she had left work early and got no response when knocking at her door.
He said: “I couldn’t get the key into the door because there was a key on the other side.

“I noticed Victoria’s bedroom window was open and I managed to get a ladder from one of her neighbours.

“I got in through the bedroom window.

“I called my wife to come and assist me. She said to check the loft.

“As I checked the right hand side of the loft, I saw Victoria in the corner.”

Shropshire Coroners Court heard Lee carried out CPR but nothing could be done to save her life.

The inquest was told Ms Archer had a blood-alcohol level slightly over the drink-drive limit as well as some traces of medication in her blood.

But the post-mortem examination suggested alcohol and drugs did not play a part in her death.

Cemetery Attendant Caught With Human Parts In Lagos

man-arrested-by-nigerian-police-for-looting-during-strike-1024x6611277962361.jpgThe Lagos State Police Command has arrested a cemetery attendant and four others over possession of human skull.

Mr Lawal Shehu, Assistant Inspector-General of Police ( (AIG) in charge of Lagos and Ogun states, told NAN that the suspects were arrested with dried human jaw and dried human scalp on Monday.

“On Dec. 3, 2018, at about 20:30 hours, information received by Zone 2 Command that one Jimoh Adeola, ‘m’ of Muslim Cemetery, of Oke Yadi, Abeokuta was in possession of human parts.police-brutality-660x3301740267101.jpg

“Detectives of the Zonal Intervention Squad were detailed to investigate and five suspects were arrested while exhibits we’re also recovered,” the AIG said.

Shehu said that operatives from Police Zone 2 Command also arrested three suspected highway robbers operating in Ota area of Ogun State.Man-with-skull-300x168

He said that on interrogation, the three suspects confessed to have snatched five vehicles, out of which three have been recovered and released to their owners.

According to him, the remaining two stolen vehicles have been sold across the border in neighbouring Benin Republic.

The three recovered vehicles were a Toyota Venza, Honda Crosstour and Toyota Highlander.money-ritual-people-1

Fake First Lady Arrested in presidential villa

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A woman who used various false identities to gain access to Nigeria’s presidential complex to allegedly run business scams has been arrested.

The secret service said Amina Mohammed initially posed as Kogi state’s first lady to gain entry to the presidential villa in the capital, Abuja.

She then allegedly invited people to the villa making them believe it was at the invitation of the president’s wife.

At a press briefing about the arrest, Ms Mohammed shouted: “It is a lie.”

Peter Afunanya, a spokesman for Nigeria’s domestic spy agency, known as the Department of State Security (DSS), told reporters the scandal took place while First Lady Aisha Buhari was out of the country in November 2017._91922861_aishaafp

Wealthy businessman Alexander Chika Okafor, invited to the the presidential villa by Ms Mohammed, accused her of defrauding him of 150m naira ($414,000, £323,000) over a property deal in the main city, Lagos, the secret service spokesman said.

“Investigation has shown that this unholy enterprise is not to the knowledge of the first lady,” Mr Afunanya said.

Ms Mohammed “took advantage of the fact that personalities such as first ladies, ministers and certain categories of officials are not taken through rigorous protocols and security checks at the villa posts”, he added.IMG_20181118_221444

The BBC’s Ishaq Khalid in Abuja says the security breach is shocking as the presidential complex, known as Aso Rock, is well guarded by the DSS and police officers.

All staff working there have to have passes, that include biometric data, and all visitors need to be signed in, he says.

In September, the DSS arrested one of the first lady’s aides for allegedly raising funds under false pretences. He denies the allegations.

President Muhammadu Buhari, who faces re-election in February, came into office promising to tackle the “enormous” scale of corruption in Nigeria.

I wanted to become a billionaire via money ritual

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A 20-year-old 300-level Political Science student of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, has revealed that went to a herbalist because he wanted charms which would make him become a billionaire.

Nnachata was arrested alongside 4 others suspects in Ogun State. They are: Kabiru Badmos, Nurudeen Shodaolu, Olarewaju Jimoh (a cemetery guard) and Mayewunmi Lukmon.

Nnachata, who came all the way from Onitsha to Abeokuta, in search of the herbalist, disclosed that the man was introduced to him by his friend called Gabriel

He explained that when he met Badmos, the man presented three different types of money-making ritual to him. He was asked to pick one. “I’m into NaijaBet game, but the business was not doing well the way I wanted it.

I discussed with Gabriel on how to move it forward. That was when he gave me the phone number of Badmos. When I got to Badmos’ house, I explained everything to him.

He gave me three different money rituals to choose from. The first one entails swallowing a bird, and to do that, I would have to use alcohol. The second option would only work for a month, while the third option was that he would prepare soap for me.

Badmos said that I would be using the soap to bathe every day before going to my shop,” Nnachata said. The suspect further said that immediately he and Badmos agreed on a price, he transferred N250,000 to the herbalist.

He added: “I decided to embark on the journey in order to grow my business and attract more customers. Most importantly, I wanted to become a billionaire through NaijaBet game.”

On his own part, Badmos said: “When I noticed that I needed human skull for the preparation of the charm, I contacted another herbalist who is a friend to buy it for me. The human skull was bought for N30,000.

After they brought it, I grounded it with some other ingredients and added it to a black soap.” The suspects were arrested after the police received a tip-off that a cemetery guard desecrated a grave in order to steal a human skull.

3 brothers arrested for kidnapping their church member’s daughter in Ondo State

Three brothers Joy Ramond, 19, Peace Ramond, 24, and Ayomide Ramond, 16, as well as their suspected accomplice, Akinseye Oluwayomi, 18, have been arrested for kidnaping the 6-year-old daughter of their Church member.

The members of Jehovah Witness Church, Oba-Ile in Akure, Ondo State, were arrested after one Afolabi Oladapo reported the matter on Nov. 21.

Oladapo reported that his daughter, Jamama, was kidnapped during Church service by unknown people. She was however, released on November 22, after the payment of N720,000.

Shortly after the payment of the ransome, a team of policemen stormed the venue where the ransom was paid and rounded up the four suspects while exhuming the money that had been buried in an uncompleted building.

Speaking to newsmen, Joy, one of the siblings, confirmed that the victim was a daughter of their Church’s member, but claimed that they took her home “to warn and scare her, and not to kidnap her”.

“I have always seen the girl running out of the Kingdom Hall whenever we are having our meeting; that day, I was coming from my working place and saw her outside the hall around 7 p.m.

I asked her where she was going to, and warned her to be careful so as not to be kidnapped. I later decided to take her home from where I called the parents to inform them that the girl was with me.

That particular night I could not reach the parents on phone, but I got them the next morning and the mother came to pick the girl.

I decided to scare her because I learned that she is the only girl in the family and was being pampered by the parents.

I kept her to scare her so as to discourage her from straying around. It may be another person that called them and fabricated the kidnap story so as to dupe them,” she claimed.

Court Remands Herdsman For Allegedly Killing His Brother

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An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court, on Friday ordered that a herdsman, Sule Sheu, be remanded in Federal Medium Security Prison, for allegedly killing his brother, Sule Mohammed.

Magistrate Folake Olokoyo, gave the order as the accused’s plea could not be taken after he was charged with culpable homicide.

Olokoyo adjourned the case until December 3, for further mention.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Sgt.Thomas Adebayo, told the court that the accused was arrested following a report by his uncle; Nabo Abubakar at the Divisional Police Headquarters Afon.

The Adebayo said that the complainant alleged that the accused beat up the deceased with a stick and inflicted deep cuts on his head.

The prosecutor said the offence, contravened the provisions of Section 221 of the Penal Code Law.

Ex President Goodluck Jonathan’s book pirated 48 hours after launch

former President Goodluck’s book, ”My Transition Hours” In less than 48 hours after launch, has been hijacked by pirates who are currently circulating its Portable Document Format (PDF) copies on social media.

The soft copies of the book personally advertised by Jonathan on his Twitter handle with two different cover prices, N10,500 (hardback) and N5,000 (paperback), is currently being circulated for free, most especially via WhatsApp.

The 254 pages book which was written by Jonathan and forwarded by Ghana’s former President John Mahama, was launched on Tuesday November 20th in Abuja, in a ceremony well attended by former and current African presidents, among other dignitaries from a walks of life.

police officer injured as an active shooter opened fire inside a Chicago hospital

An undisclosed number of people have been wounded, including a police officer, after an ‘active shooter’ attack at a Chicago hospital.

Reports says, the Chicago police officer was critically injured after gunfire broke out at Mercy Hospital, located in the city’s South Side, around 3.20pm on Monday.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the officer is ‘in critical condition but receiving excellent care’ at University of Chicago Hospital.

The gunman reportedly targeted a woman who was dressed in hospital scrubs in Mercy’s parking lot and shot her multiple times.

An official said that fewer than six people were believed to have been shot and at least ‘one possible offender’ was also shot.

According to An eye witness identified as Hector Aditia said he saw the gunman shoot one victim ‘multiple times in the parking lot’ and then exchange gunfire with responding officers.

A fellow witness Maria Correa told CBS Chicago she heard multiple shots and saw blood in one of the hospital’s entrances.

Police are continuing to do a ‘methodical search’ of the hospital, according to Guglielmi while emergency crews were called to the hospital around 3.20pm and 15 ambulances arrived at the scene.

Three died, 8 injured, 75 arrested as birthday bash turns bloody


Three persons were killed and eight injured following the violence that erupted at a birthday party in Lushi, an area near Yelwa, Bauchi State, on Sunday night.
Seventy-five persons were also arrested in connection with the incident.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Kamal Datti Abubakar, confirmed this to newsmen.
Abubakar said problem started after a misunderstanding, leading to the torching of two houses, including that of a retired Superintendent of Police.

Unconfirmed reports said that two men were fighting over a woman.
Our Correspondent learnt that one of those killed was a civil servant who worked at the Federal Secretariat, Bauchi.

Residents of Gwallameji, near the Federal Polytechnic, Yelwa Kagadama Lushi, Kusu and High Tension, said they heard gunshots from 11.00pm till early hours of Monday, but the Police spokesman said he could not confirm the allegation of gunshots.

Residents of the area however alleged that, following the public disturbance, policemen had been going from house, “making arbitrary arrests.”

But Abubakar, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, told our Correspondent that security agencies have been able to contain the situation.

Woman Busted After Faking Deaths Of Family Members To Claim Money From Group.

Members of the Kutlwano Youth Club, South Africa, claimed the member had even been faking death certificates.

Each members is allowed cover for 10 family members and pays R200 (over N5,000) a month for this. When a family member dies the society pays out R7 000 (over N180,000) for the burial. Members are also allowed to replace family members when they want.

The woman is said to have claimed R14 000 (over N360,000) this year. Then, when she claimed for the third time in nearly two weeks, the society decided to delay the payout to investigate.

Anna Ramolobeng of the society’s finance department said they decided to investigate the matter when they were approached by another burial society the woman was also claiming from.

Anna said on Wednesday they went to Home Affairs and found that the ID numbers on two of the death certificates the woman had submitted were invalid. A third one belonged to a person with a different name and who was still alive.

“We could not attend the funerals of the first two alleged deaths in her family because she said they lived in Limpopo.“She said the third person lived in Swaziland,” said Anna.

She said the woman denied the accusations when she was confronted on Friday, but promised to pay back the money.She claimed the woman was dismissed from the society and they would open a case against her.

The accused woman said she was not lying. “The death certificates were sent by my family.“I will personally take it up with Home Affairs to find out what went wrong,” she said

Lady Appreciates God After Escaping From Ritualist In Delta (Photos)


A young lady named Sophia Emmanuel, has taken to her Facebook page to testify of God’s mercies after she escaped from a ritualist den yesterday November 13th.

Read what she wrote below

”You won’t believe what happened to me today God had saved me from the hands of rituals in Otokutu town I went for ceremony on my way back to ughelli a boy came to me and say Fine girl who you dey find then I said nobody suddenly I can’t remember anything again then I saw my self naked and tied up with my pant and bra and heard the boys conversation outside trying to sell me to another guys for 900,000 thousand naira, And suddenly I recover my self and I quickly untied my self and I escaped from their hand please help me to celebrate God is a wonderful God and please girls be wise boys are not smiling oh make them nor use you buy veza or Glk oh ????” ” .

Federal high court orders Interim forfeiture of N397m over Pension Fraud

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of a Federal High Court, Abuja, has ordered the interim forfeiture to the Federal Government the sum of N357,206,311.15, $91,955.38 (N33,411, 987.32) and £15,050 (N7,040,841.5) stashed in two commercial banks, and which are believed to be proceeds of pension fraud.

The judge had on October 26, 2018 issued the order of interim forfeiture for the monies domiciled in Zenith Bank and Skye Bank (now Polaris Bank), following an ex-parte summons by the EFCC dated October 3, 2018 and filed on October 5, 2018.

The EFCC had in the course of investigating a pension fraud case, traced to the monies to the accounts of Tahir Yusuf and Bitmas Enterprises.

The judge has also directed that the Commission publish the notice of the order in any national daily newspaper and on the EFCC’s website.

Justice Ojukwu held that: “Any such persons or bodies, who may be affected by this order is at liberty within 14 days of the said publication to apply for a Motion on Notice to the Court on such justifiable grounds, to show cause why a final order of forfeiture should not be made.”

The matter has been fixed for November 28, 2018 for “report/hearing of order show cause”.

Vandal Found Dead Inside NNPC Pipeline In Ogun state.

A 45-year-old suspected vandal identified as Musa Oladipupo, was, on Sunday, 11th November, 2018, found dead inside an NNPC’s Petroleum Motor Spirit, PMS, pipeline at Ghana Axis, Ogijo, Ogun State.

According to a statement issued by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, P.R.O, Dyke Ogbonnnaya, the command had made immediate report to the NNPC about the unfortunate incidence and the activities of die-hard vandals in the state.

He added that the Anti-Vandal team on a regular routine patrol, recovered an empty 30 litres keg and a funnel from the deceased vandal.

The State Commandant, Everestus Obiyo, who, earlier last week, read riot act on vandalism, warned that youth should desist from all acts capable of putting their lives at risk and all forms of crime.

Tension As Suspected Herdsmen Kidnap Four Reverend Fathers In Delta

Some suspected herdsmen have reportedly attacked four reverend fathers, whisking them away to the unknown in Delta state.

According to a report by Vanguard, suspected herdsmen have kidnapped four Reverend Fathers in Abraka axis, Ethiope East local government area.
One of those whisked away by the kidnappers is Reverend Father Emmanuel Obadjere.
It was gathered from sources close to the Priests that the ugly incident occurred on Tuesday as they were descending the bridge in Abraka.
The clergy men were reportedly in four vehicles but the kidnappers allegedly forced two of the vehicles to a halt, ordering the occupants to alight
“Father Obadjere was travelling with his clergy friends to Ekpoma for their school’s old students meeting. The incident happened at Abraka as they were coming down from the bridge. It was on Tuesday.
They were in four vehicles. The kidnappers could not track the first two cars in front. The kidnappers looked like Fulani Herdsmen. They abandoned the vehicles the Priests were driving in. So it was the Priests in the other two vehicles that alerted other Priests in Warri Diocese of the development.” a source said

Two of the Priests are from Benin arch diocese, one from Abuja and the other from Warri Diocese” At press time, it could not be confirmed if the kidnappers had made any demand for ransom.

Vanguard gathered they were however still in the custody of the kidnappers.
Meanwhile, the state Police Commissioner, Mr Mustafa Mohammad had not responded to a text message to him for comment on the development.
Calls to his mobile phone rang out.

Man Parks His Car On Third Mainland Bridge In Lagos, Jumps Into Lagoon (Photos)

An incident occurred this morning in Lagos after a man parked his vehicle on third mainland bridge and jumped into the water.

According to reports, local divers are currently searching for the body of the jumper in the lagoon.

It was gathered that the unidentified man parked the vehicle which he was driving, and which had other occupants on top of the bridge, with the excuse that he wanted to ease himself.

To everyone’s surprise, he was said to have just jumped over the railings of the bridge into the lagoon.
The incident has cause a heavy traffic gridlock in the area.

Baby Rescued Alive After Being Dumped In A Septic Tank By Mother

An abandoned newborn girl has been rescued from a deep septic tank full of human waste after her cries alerted a woman who was about to use the toilet.

The tiny baby was discovered at the bottom of the tank in a southern Guatemalan village after she was apparently thrown and left to die by her mother, say reports.

The National Civil Police (PNC) was called after a 48 year-old woman was shocked to suddenly hear a baby “screaming” from the ground when she was about to use her toilet, according to Publinews.

A group of officers had been on patrol in the village of Rio de la Virgen, in Jutiapa, when they were asked to investigate.

The woman rushed over and told them a baby girl was alive in a deep septic tank nearby, which is about four metres deep.

Local media said the cop found the baby, reportedly up to 20 days old, and lifted her to safety before she was taken to a nearby hospital.

Medics said the girl is in a stable condition and that they considered it a “miracle” she had survived not only being dropped into the deep tank, but being left in dangerous human waste.

Police have launched an investigation into the case and are working to try and identify the girl’s mother, who is believed to have knowingly left her baby in the tank.

The owner of the property told Publinews she did not know where the baby had come from, or who the child’s parents are.

Shiite Muslims Arrested With Petrol Bombs, Hard Drugs (Photos)

The police has reportedly arrested hundreds of members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) otherwise known as Shiite Muslims who clashed with security operatives in Abuja earlier today.

According to reports, the suspects were arrested with petrol bombs and illicit drugs after the heated clash in Wuse district in the Federal Capital Territory.

The protesters reportedly set some police vehicles on fire during the clash as the security agents fired bullets and teargas at them.

The IMN members are protesting the continued detention of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.
This is the third day of the ongoing clash between security operatives and the Shiite members in Abuja.

Due to the clashes, there has been heavy security presence in all the major entry points into the city, in an attempt to curb anarchy and loss of lives.

Former Lagos speaker, 49 others arrested for allegedly killing policeman

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The police have arrested a former Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Joko Pelumi, and 49 others over alleged attack and killing of a police officer attached to the anti-cultism unit.

Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Imohimi Edgal, told newsmen in Ikeja that the former speaker, along with others, attacked and killed Akingboju Akindele, a deputy superintendent of police, while trying to effect the arrest of some suspected cultists.

“On Oct. 27, at about 4:30 p.m, a team of Anti Cultism policemen attached to Area ‘N’ Ijede, were attacked while trying to effect arrest of some suspected cultists.

“In the process, a police officer by name DSP Akingboju Akindele was killed.

“Investigation into the case led to the arrest of 49 suspects including a former Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Joko Pelumi,” he said.

Edgal added that the suspects were traced to the former lawmaker’s house where they were reported to be hibernating after committing the dastardly act.

He said investigation had narrowed down the arrested suspects to five who actively took part in the crime.

“The policeman’s rifle had been recovered at water front Ijede where it was burried.

“The other suspects and the former lawmaker will be treated as accomplice.

“All the arrested suspects are currently being investigated at SCIID Panti, Yaba and would be charged to court on Monday.” he said.

32 suspects arrested in renewed riots in Kaduna State – Police

The Nigeria Police have announced the arrest of 32 suspects believed to be involved in the ongoing violence in parts of the state.

Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, said in a statement in Kaduna that the number of arrested persons over the renewed disturbances was given by the Police at the state’s Security Council meeting, adding that “these persons will be investigated and prosecuted”.

“Security agencies thwarted attempts to destroy places of worship in Kawo and Hayin Banki. It was also reported that one person was killed in Kasuwan Magani and another arrested with a weapon overnight while attempting to burn down the market there,” he said.

He further announced that the government has relaxed the curfew in Kachia, allowing residents free movement from 6a.m. to 5p.m. daily.

“The Security Council noted with gratitude the exemplary conduct of the people of Kachia who have remained peaceful while mourning the loss of a much-revered monarch.”

“In recognition of this positive contribution to harmony, the Security Council has directed that the curfew in Kachia be relaxed immediately.”

He added that the council sympathised with residents over the inconveniences associated with the curfew, saying that it was imposed to save lives and was under constant review.

“The Security Council noted the substantial compliance with the curfew by residents and welcomed the atmosphere of calm largely prevailing in the areas under curfew as well as across the state. The Council commended residents for refusing to allow criminal elements to divide our communities and sow chaos.

“It urged Kaduna residents to continue to cooperate with the security agencies to ensure that those who want a peaceful, law-governed society prevail over criminals who prefer chaos and anarchy.”

Police declare 8 people wanted in connection with the disappearance of Major General Idris Alkali

The Plateau state police command has declared eight people wanted in connection with the missing Major General Idris Alkali – a retired former Chief of Administration at Army headquarters.

These suspects are said to be the masterminds of the disappearance and its execution.

A statement released by the police PRO, DSP Tyopev Tarneer, individually described each of the suspects.

Anyone with information about their whereabouts should report to the nearest police facility or call – 08038907662, 09053872296 or 08075391844.

The suspects:
Da Chuwang Samuel (aka Morinho). He is 28 years old. Dark in complexion, has no tribal markson his face and is tall. He is a pabel beater by profession and Berom by tribe.

He speaks berom, hausa and english fluently. His phone number is 08063644429.

Nyam Samuel (aka Soft Touch). He is 25 year old, tall, dark in complexion and hos no tribal marks on his face. He is a panel beater by profession and Berom by tribe. He speaks hausa, berom and english fluently.

Mathew Wrang (aka Amesco). He is 27 years old, tall and dark in complexion with no tribal marks on his face. He has Adams Apple, is married. He is Berom by tribe and speaks hausa, berom and english fluently.

Pam Gyang Dung (aka Boss). He is 53 years old with an upoer gap too. Dark in complexion, tall with no marks on his face. He has a bald head and his occupation is farming and mining. He is Berom by tribe. He speaks hausa, berom and english fluently.

Chuwang Istifanus Pwajok Stephen (aka Tifa). He is 46 years old, light in complexion and has mustache, tall and has no tribal mark on his face. He is a surveyor and businessman by occupation. He is Berom by tribe. He speaks hausa, berom and english fluently.

Timothy Chuan. He is 26 years old, light in complexion, tall and has no tribal marks on his face. He is married and a tipper driver as well as sand vendor by occupation. He is Berom by tribe, speaks hausa, berom and english fluently. His phone number is 09081177173.

Moses Gyang (aka Boss). He is 25 years old, light in complexion, tall, keeps afro hair and has no tribl marks on his face. He is married and Berom by tribe. He speaks hausa, berom and english fluently. 1.66 meters tall, bald head, has no tribal marks on his face.

Yakubu Rap. He is 52 years old, dark in complexion. He is the Distruct head of Dura. He is married with children and is Berom by tribe. He speaks hausa, berom and english fluently.

Xenophobia: Nigerian-owned Shops Set Ablaze In Renewed Xenophobia Attack in South Africa

Nigerians have lost more than nine shops in new xenophobia attack to arsonists in Hillbrow, central Johannesburg.

The Publicity Secretary of the Nigerian Union in South Africa, Mr Habib Miller, told the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, on the telephone from Pretoria on Monday that South Africans allegedly committed the act.

Miller said that the union had informed the Nigerian Mission in South Africa and was expecting their response to the development.“Nine Nigerian businesses have been looted and burnt.

The incident began on Sunday and continued till Monday, Oct. 22. “Businesses affected range from restaurants, internet cafe, bar, groceries and stores. “ At the time of the incident, electricity in the area was cut off.

One of the businesses affected is owned by Mr C.J. Ubah, a bar owner at Fife Street,’’ he said.
Miller called on the police to come to the rescue of Nigerians by protecting their lives and property. “The union is monitoring the situation.

We have not received any report of casualty on any Nigerian, but the situation is still tense because there are fears that the looting will resume in the night.

“We have also advised Nigerians in the area to adopt safety measures by being alert,’’ Miller said. NAN reports that xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa hit a high magnitude in 2016 but it had occurred in 2015, when a series of attacks were carried out on nationals of foreign countries.

In that attack nationals of Zimbabwe and Nigeria bore the brunt of the violence.

That particular incident was attributed to the inciting words of the Zulu king who called on all foreigners to leave the country.

Prior to that time there had been reported attacks in 1998, 2000, 2008, 2009 and 2013. In 2013, the Governments of Nigeria and South Africa signed a Memorandum of Understanding to reinforce diplomatic ties with the hope of preventing further attacks.

The events of 2016 and 2017 have proven that those efforts were in vain. The recurrence of these attacks without a doubt raise the question as to why they are common to South Africa.

Indeed, at a loss to understand why Nigerians have been targeted, many reasons have been adduced as being responsible, the most amusing of which is the claim that South Africans involved in the attack were acting upon false information that foreigners, including Nigerians were taking away their jobs and women! At least no fewer than 184 Nigerians have been killed in xenophobic attacks between 2016 and this year.

Pastor Timothy Omotoso’s Lawyer Accused Of Rape In South Africa

The lawyer of Nigerian pastor accused of rape in South Africa , Peter Daubermann, is going to be reported to the General Council of the Bar, according to reports.

This comes after the Commission on Gender Equality received many complaints over his aggressive cross-examination of Cheryl Zondi.

The 22-year-old was testifying against Nigerian Pastor Timothy Omotoso in the Port Elizabeth High Court.
Daubermann is representing the pastor and his co-accused Lusanda Sulani (36) and Zukiswa Sitho (26).
They are charged with rape, human trafficking and sexual assault.

On Wednesday afternoon, Daubermann had to be rescued by police after a group of women attacked him.

Judge Mandela Makaula has intervened a number of times to stop Daubermann from asking Zondi embarrassing questions.
Commission chairwoman Lulama Nare said they respected the independence of the courts, but victimisation of women could not be allowed.

“I hope the law protects this girl,” she said.
The trial will continue on Monday when a new witness is expected to take the stand.

#SURE-P: N5bn FRAUD, EFCC re-arraigns ex-Katsina State governor

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has re-arraigned former governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shehu Shema before
Justice Hadiza Rabiu Shagari on a 26-count charge of Conspiracy and Money Laundering.

Shema is accused of laundering N5,776,552,396 (Five Billion, Seven Hundred and Seventy Six Million, Five Hundred and Fifty Two Thousand, Three Hundred and Ninety Six Naira Only) which was allegedly stolen from the account of Katsina State SURE-P.

He is alleged to have conspired with one Idris Kwado who is on the run, to perpetrate the fraud.

Shema’s re-arraignment was sequel to the transfer of the trial judge, Justice Babagana Ashgar , to another division of the Federal High Court.

One of the charge against the former governor reads that “ You Ibrahm Shehu Shema whilst being the Executive Governor of Katsina State on or about the 17th February, 2014 at Katsina, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court did indirectly control the sum of N502,216,400 (Five Hundred and Two Million, Two Hundred and Sixteen Thousand, Four Hundred Naira Only), withdrawn from Katsina State SURE-P account No.5030053838 domiciled at Fidelity Bank Plc, Katsina Branch meant for peace education, advocacy and mediation programme which money you ought to have known forms part of the proceeds of an unlawful act to wit; Fraud and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 15(2) (d) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 (as amended) and punishable under section 15(3) of the same Act”.

Shema pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to him.
Prosecution counsel J.S. Okutepa, SAN requested a date for trial in view of the plea of the defendant.

Counsel representing the defendant A.T. Kehinde, SAN informed the court that his client was earlier granted bail by the previous judge who is now transferred and urge the court to allow the defendant to continue with his bail and on the same conditions.

Following no objection from the prosecution,
Justice Shagari ruled that Shema should continue on the terms of the bail terms earlier granted him by court. The matter has been adjourned to 13 November, 2018 .

Monk bags 16 years in prison for raping and impregnating 13-year-old girl in China

A court in Bangkok on Wednesday sentenced a former Buddhist monk known for his jet-set lifestyle to 16 years in prison for raping a 13-year-old girl who he also impregnated years ago.

Wirapol Sukphol became infamous when he appeared in a 2013 YouTube video in his monk’s robe aboard a private jet wearing aviator sunglasses with a Louis Vuitton carry-on by his side.

He was defrocked amid accusations that he had sexual relations with women – a major violation of the precepts guiding monks’ behavior – and had impregnated one. Because of the furor, he fled to the United States, where he was arrested in 2016 and extradited last year.

On Wednesday, the Ratchada Criminal Court in Bangkok handed Wirapol two eight-year prison terms, one for violating a minor under 15 and another for rape.

Wirapol is already serving a lengthy prison sentence. In August, the same court sentenced him to 114 years in connection with funds he fraudulently raised from followers.

He was found guilty of fraud, money laundering and violation of the computer crime act for spending money he had solicited for Buddhist statuary and temple improvements instead on cars and luxury goods.

Legal technicalities capped the 114-year sentence at 20 years, meaning he will now serve a 36-year prison sentence.

Wednesday’s court ruling said prosecutors charged that Wirapol abducted a 13-year-old girl and sexually assaulted her from January 2000 to the middle of 2001, during which time she also became pregnant.

The victim, now 32, said she was satisfied with Wednesday’s sentencing.

She said she would present the ruling to the Sisaket Juvenile and Family Court, where she has filed a lawsuit against Wirapol requesting 40 million baht (USD$1.2 million) in child support in a case the court had put on hold pending Wednesday’s ruling.

She said Wirapol had initially provided her 10,000 baht per month to take care of their child but he gradually stopped the payments.
According to the Department of Special Investigation, Wirapol at one point had accumulated assets estimated at 1 billion baht ($30.1 million).

During a shopping spree from 2009 to 2011, he bought 22 Mercedes Benz cars worth 95 million baht ($2.9 million), the department said.

An earlier civil court ruling ordered the confiscation of 43.5 million baht ($1.3 million) from Wirapo.

Former Chief of Air Staff Arrested For Money Laundering


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has filed an amended charge against the former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu and others at the Federal High Court in Lagos.

Presiding Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke adjourned and fixed November 6 for the fresh arraignment, which seek to reduced the initial 36-count criminal charge to 13.

Amosu was charged, alongside former Nigeria Air Force’s Chief of Accounts and Budgeting, Air Vice Marshal Jacob Adigun and a former Director of Finance and Budget, Air Commodore Olugbenga Gbadebo.

The EFCC said the trio, on or about March 5, 2014 in Lagos, conspired to convert N21,467,634,707.43 property of the NAF, which sum they reasonably ought to have known forms part of proceeds of your unlawful activities to wit: criminal breach of trust.

The alleged offence is contrary to Section 18(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 (as amended) and punishable under Section 15(3).

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge when they were first arraigned before Justice Mohammed Idris, who was elevated to the Court of Appeal after the EFCC had called several witnesses in the trial.

When the case came up on Monday before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke who took over from Justice Idris, prosecuting counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo, said he filed an amended charge.

But defence counsels, Bolaji Ayorinde and Norrisson Quakers said they would challenge the charge.

The defendants were also accused of transferring N1billion on September 2 and 4, 2014 from the NAF to Rite Options Oil and Gas Ltd and Juda Oil Ltd.

They were alleged to have made several other transfers amounting to N21billion to different companies such as Delfina Oil and Gas Ltd, Mcallan Oil And Gas Ltd, Lebol Oil and Gas Ltd, Trapezites Bureau De Change, Hebron Housing and Properties Company Ltd, Deegee Oil and Gas Ltd and Timsegg Investment Ltd.