Military reacts to agitation for Yoruba Nation

  The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has described recent agitation for Yoruba Nation in the South-West region as laughable. Recall that on Saturday, some Yoruba Nation agitators dressed in military camouflage and black masks invaded the Oyo State Secretariat, attempted to hoist their flag and also take over the State House of Assembly. The agitators engaged the security operatives but were subdued, leading to the arrest of 29 suspects. Speaking at a briefing, in Abuja on Thursday, the Director of Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. Edward Buba said the agitation has further pointed out how the insecurity ravaging many parts of

By |April 19th, 2024|Categories: Security|Tags: |0 Comments

40-year-old man lands in remand over alleged murder

  A 40-year-old man named Opeyemi Hammed was ordered to be held in a correctional facility by the Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Thursday, following an alleged murder charge. Hammed, whose address was not disclosed, is currently facing trial for the alleged murder. Magistrate Adebola Adeola declined the defendant's plea, citing jurisdictional limitations. Instead, she directed the prosecutor, Inspector Iyabo Oladoyin, to submit the case file to the Director of Public Prosecution for legal counsel. The case was then adjourned until May 30 for further proceedings. Earlier, the prosecutor told the court that the defendant allegedly committed

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Police arrest driver over alleged unlawful possession of two pistols

  In Lagos State, the police have apprehended a driver named Azeez Babatunde on suspicion of possessing two locally-made pistols unlawfully in the Maroko area. SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the police spokesperson for the state, confirmed the arrest via a post on his verified X handle @benHundeyin on Thursday. According to Hundeyin, the suspect was nabbed by patrolling officers while his accomplices managed to evade capture. “At about 5:00 a.m., anti-crime patrol officers from Maroko Division noticed a minibus do a quick U-turn upon sighting them on Hakeem Dickson Street. The officers went in pursuit, but six persons jumped out of

BREAKING: N84bn fraud: Yahaya Bello absent in court

  The immediate past Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello was absent at the Federal High Court Abuja on Thursday. The former governor was to be arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC over alleged money laundering offence involving N84 billion. Counsel for the EFCC, Kemi Phinro, earlier told the court that Bello was absent from court for his arraignment because he was being protected by someone with immunity. Justice Emeka Nwite subsequently adjourned the suit to to April 23rd. Details later….

By |April 18th, 2024|Categories: Crime|Tags: |0 Comments

Police arrest two with illegal APC membership register ahead of primary

The Ondo State Police Command on Wednesday said it has arrested two persons who were allegedly in possession of illegal register of the All Progressives Congress. This came barely three days before the governorship primary of the ruling party, which is coming up on Saturday, April 20. The APC Governorship primary is scheduled to hold on Saturday, April 20, while the party’s screening committee cleared all 16 aspirants that would be participating in the primary. In a statement issued by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, the suspects were arrested in their hideouts with a booklet that

29 Yoruba Nation Agitators Face Charges In Ibadan Court

  An Ibadan magistrate court convened on Wednesday to arraign twenty-nine suspects purportedly linked to the Yoruba Nation movement for their suspected roles in the thwarted incursion of the Oyo State Government Secretariat on April 13. They were brought before the court to answer to seven charges, which included treasonable felony, membership in an unlawful organization, unlawful possession of firearms, carrying arms, and conduct likely to provoke a breach of peace. Investigative Police Officer Bakare Rasaq, an Inspector stationed at the State Criminal Investigation Department in Iyaganku, Ibadan, affirmed that the charges are in breach of Section 516 of the

By |April 17th, 2024|Categories: Crime|Tags: |0 Comments

Businessman bags one year jail for stealing car gearbox 

  A Jos Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday sentenced a 28-year-old businessman, Peter Sunday, to one-year imprisonment for stealing motor parts valued at N200, 000. The Magistrate, Shawomi Bokkos, summarily sentenced Sunday after he pleaded guilty to the charge. Mr Bokkos, however, gave the convict an option to pay N30, 000 and a compensation of N100, 000 to the complainant. The magistrate held that the punishment would serve as a deterrent to other would-be offenders. Earlier, the Prosecutor, Inspector Labaran Ahmed, told the court that the case was reported on March 19 at the “B” Police station Bukuru by the complainant,

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Police launches investigation into attack of council secretariat by hoodlums in Ekiti

The Ekiti State Police Command on Tuesday said they had begun investigations into an attack by armed hoodlums suspected to have come from a neighbouring town in Kwara State on the secretariat of Ilejemeje Local Government Area the state and some residents of Eda Oniyo, the council headquarters. There was tension in Eda Oniyo, after hoodlums from the neighbouring community beat up residents, vandalised vehicles, set ablaze motorcycles and vandalised the Ilejemeje Local Government Secretariat earlier on Tuesday morning. The Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti State Command, Sunday Abutu, who spoke to newsmen, said that the police had deployed their

Suspected Terrorists Kill PDP Secretary In Zamfara State

Gunmen suspected to be terrorists have killed the secretary of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Alhaji Musa Ille. The deceased was said to have been shot dead by the terrorists in front of his residence in Tsafe on Monday. “The late Musa Ille was one of our good and God fearing neighbors, he was killed him in front of his house,” a resident confided in newsmen. Recently, another prominent PDP chieftain in Zamfara, Alhaji Shafiu Abubakar, along with two others were killed near Danbaza junction and Maradun town, the headquarters

By |April 16th, 2024|Categories: Crime|Tags: |0 Comments

Police arrest son for killing mum, father 

  A 40-year-old Inyangake James, has confessed to obeying a sinister voice urging him to murder his own mother, 70-year-old Mma-Offiong James Peter. The Akwa Ibom State Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon, revealed this unsettling revelation in a statement issued in Uyo on Monday., According to the police report, the tragic event unfolded around 9 a.m. on April 4th at Ikpe Annang village in the Essien Udim Local Government Area of the state, where James allegedly took his mother's life. In a chilling admission to law enforcement, James claimed that he succumbed to the compelling directive of a voice

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