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CULTISM: Six Suspected Cultists Arrested in Anambra.

Six suspected cult members terrorising Anambra state have been arrested by the police in Anambra State. A locally made single barrel pistol was allegedly found in their possession. The suspects confessed to being members of Senior Vikings Confraternity Secret Cult ( SVC).

Two other suspects also belonging to a secret cult group known as Beggar AKA SVC. The suspects are all students of Anambra State University (ANSU), Igbariam Campus. Read More


DRUG TRAFFICKING: Poly Graduate Arrested With Cocaine, Hemp in Edo.

Lucky Abel, a 23-year-old polytechnic graduate has been arrested by the Edo state Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for being in possession of crack cocaine, cannabis and rohypnol.
The suspect confessed that he has been smuggling drugs for over a year and was introduced into drug trafficking by a friend.
The NDLEA State commander, Buba Wakawa, urged youths and members of the public to shun drug trafficking and fulfil their dreams and aspirations in life legally. Read More


FRAUD: EFCC Arraigns Ex-Bank Chair, Others for Alleged N25 Billion Fraud.

A former chairman of the defunct Skye Bank Plc., Tunde Ayeni, was arraigned before the Federal High Court, Abuja on a 10-count charge relating to money laundering to the tune N25,415, 080,000.

He was charged alongside the former managing director, Timothy Ajani Oguntayo, and two companies, Control Dredging Company Ltd., and Royaltex paramount Ventures Ltd., for allegedly conspiring to divert depositors’ funds. However, they pleaded innocence to the charges. Read More


DRUG TRAFFICKING: 207 Arrested in Osun Over Illicit Drugs.

The Osun State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it arrested 207 suspects in the state in 2018 over drug abuse. 194 males and 13 females were arrested.
The substances seized included 1148.538kg of illicit substances, made up of 1065.285kg of cannabis sativa and 83.25kg of psychotropic substances. Also, 10.455 hectares of cannabis sativa farms were identified and destroyed in various locations in the state.
The command successfully secured the conviction of 29 drug suspects while 58 cases are still pending at the Federal High Court, Osogbo. Read More


DRUG Trafficking: NDLEA Arrested 1,247 Suspected Drug Dealers in 3 Years.

1,247 suspected drug dealers have been arrested by the Edo State command of the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency between 2015 and 2018 in the state. The commander, Mr Buba Wakawa said 164.6 hectares of cannabis plantation were destroyed; 726 persons with drug abuse problems were counselled, while 156 drug dealers were convicted in the state. Read More


CULTISM: Police Arrest 20 Suspected Cultists in Lagos.

Twenty (20) suspected cultists have been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for their involvement in ‘supremacy battle’ on Saturday and Sunday in Ijora area of the state.

Although no death was recorded, more policemen were deployed in the area to restore normalcy. It was reported that the gangs had been fighting themselves for some time and the cultists had been exchanging gunfire since the evening of the governorship election in Ijora. Read More


Slave Trade: Rescue Nigerian Girls Trafficked to Mali – NAPTIP Boss to FG.

The Director General, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, Dame Julie Okah-Donli made an appeal to President Buhari led Federal Government to save Nigerians from slave auctions in Mali so as to protect Nigerian citizens from being sold into slavery.  The Director General described the slave trade as a “sickening crime against humanity,” Read More


Fraud: Court Remands Former Banker For Alleged N81.7 Million Fraud.

Oladimeji Balogun, a former worker of Diamond Bank is in prison custody for allegedly stealing N81.7million. He was arraigned on a four-count charge by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). It was alleged that Balogun converted a NGN35million property of Finni Oluwakemi between May 30 and June,2018 to the use of Balogun Zainab Omohomo. Balogun was also alleged to have dishonestly converted to the use of Fekeman Global Ltd, NGN30 million, property of Finni Oluwakemi. Read More


Cultism: Teenager Remanded for Alleged Cultism.

An 18-year-old Prince Nwodike, has been remanded in prison custody by the senior Magistrates’ Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, for cultism. The defendant is alleged to be a member of ‘Iceland’ cult. He confessed to have joined the cult last year and had been participating in its activities. Read More


Money Laundering: Ex-CDS Badeh’s Firm Convicted in NGN3.9 Billion Fraud Suit.

A company linked to the late Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshall Late. Alex Badeh, Iyalikam Nigeria Limited, has been convicted of corruption and money laundering charges.

The firm’s properties listed in the charge were ordered to be forfeited to the Federal government through the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Read More


RAPE: Man, 65, Rapes, Impregnates 11-year-Old Girl in Jigawa.

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Jigawa State Command, has arrested a 65-year-old man for allegedly impregnating an 11-year-old girl after allegedly raping her on five different occasions.

Disclosing the situation in Dutse, Jiagawa State Capital, on Sunday, March 3, 2019, The corps spokesman, SC Adamu Shehu said the suspect, Adamu Abdullahi alias Nagida of Jarmai quarters of Gawo village in Babura Local Government Area (LGA) of Jigawa State, was arrested while committing the crime by the personnel of the corps last Saturday at around 11:00am while election was going on. Read More


SODOMY: NSCDC Arrests Two Persons Over Sodomy in Jigawa.

The Jigawa State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) arrested two persons for allegedly committing sodomy at two different locations in the state. One Ismaddeen Datti, 21, was arrested for sodomizing a 14-year-old boy. The suspect, who is a tea seller, takes advantage of his victim by giving him free tea. Read More


Illegal Immigration: 330 Nigerians To Be Deported From Libya.

330 Nigerians who migrated illegally to Libya will be deported home today. The spokesman of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, George Ehidiamen, who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja, yesterday, said the deportation would be coordinated by International Organisation for Migration, IOM, in collaboration with the Embassy of Nigeria in Tripoli, the Libyan capital. Read More


DRUG ABUSE: Teenager Dies of Drug Overdose in Kurudu.

DRUG ABUSE: A 14-year-old school girl has died allegedly from a drug overdose in Kurudu area of Abuja. The deceased took the drugs (which could not be verified) and started having stomach upset and went to lie down but died while sleeping. It was gathered that the deceased was a former student of Higher Glory Academy in Kurudu where she was allegedly expelled over her drug use. Read More


MONEY LAUNDERING: Ex-Air Force Chief Gets 21-year Jail Term For N136m Contract Fraud

A former Air Vice Marshal, Tony Omenyi (rtd), has been sentenced to 21 years imprisonment by the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, following his involvement in money laundering. He was found guilty on a three-count charge the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, preferred against him. EFCC alleged that the convict was involved in the illegal diversion of funds meant for the purchase of arms by the military. Read More

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