The Police Command in Edo on Monday confirmed a cell break incident at the Command Headquarters in Benin and dispelled the rumour on the number of escapees. The confirmation is contained in a statement signed by SP Chidi Nwabuzor, the Police Public Relations Officer of the command. According to the statement,...
A verdict is expected on Wednesday in the trial of 14 people accused of helping to organise a terrorist attack on the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in January 2015. Prosecutors have demanded sentences of between five years and life for the alleged attackers, three of whom...
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Friday, produced the former Chairman, the defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abulrasheed Maina, at the Federal High Court, Abuja, to stand his trial. Maina who is being prosecuted by the EFCC on N2 billion money laundering charges had jumped bail and...
The Police on Thursday in Abuja, arraigned a 32-year-old business man, George Istifanus, at the Dutse Grade 1 Area Court for allegedly beating up a liquor trader and her son. Istifanus, a resident of Baran-goni village in Bwari, was arraigned on a five-count-charge of joint act, drunkenness, criminal force, assault...
The EFCC on Monday, re-arraigned a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA), Haruna Jauro, in a Federal High Court in Lagos for alleged N156.4 million money laundering. The defendant was arraigned alongside  Dauda Bawa and Thlumbau Enterprises Ltd. on 19 counts bordering on money laundering...
A 44-year-old man, Adetoro David, was on Monday arraigned at an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun for alleged abduction of a 2-year-old baby. David,  whose residential address is unknown, is facing a two-count charge of abduction and conspiracy. The Prosecutor, Insp. A. O. Adebayo, told the court that the defendant and...
The Police Command in Ekiti state, has declared one Omotoyinbo Samuel wanted in connection with the Friday robbery attack on a commercial bank in Iyin-Ekiti, Irepodun/Ifelodun local government area of the state. The command in a statement on Tuesday by Mr Sunday Abutu, its Public Relations Officer, said Samuel was...
The Ekiti police command has confirmed the recovery of three vehicles abandoned by an armed robbery gang that invaded a bank in Iyin-Ekiti on Friday afternoon. The command disclosed this in a statement, signed by Mr Sunday Abutu, its Public Relations Officer, on behalf of the State Commissioner of Police,...
Pakistani authorities have barred the media from reporting on the gang rape of a mother in front of her young children that attracted global outcry after a top cop blamed the victim. The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority ordered television channels and newspapers to cease from doing follow-up reporting after...
The Police on Wednesday arraigned a 25-year-old man, Chukwuma Ngwu, before a Karu Grade 1 Area Court, sitting in Abuja for allegedly stealing his master’s bicycles worth N275,000. The defendant is standing trial for criminal breach of trust and theft, offences he denied committing. The Prosecutor, Ayotunde Adeyanju, told the court...
A High Court sitting in Jos on Wednesday ordered that a 25-year-old man, Adamu Garba in a correctional centre for sexually assaulting three minor girls after luring them with guava fruit. Justice Nafisat Musa, gave the order after the accused pleaded not guilty to the crime. The judge adjourned the matter...
An investment banker (name withheld) on Wednesday narrated to an Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court how a man he accommodated in his apartment allegedly defiled his eight-year-old daughter. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the banker testified  as the first prosecution witness in the trial of...
The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) says the real estate sector is becoming an avenue for hiding stolen funds in Nigeria. Ms Chinwe Ndubeze CISLAC Consultant said this at the presentation of a report on Anti-money Laundering titled “Nigeria’s Dirty Money and Real Estate: How Money Laundering through Real...
Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), on Tuesday, pleaded not guilty to the eight counts bordering on alleged culpable homicide filed against him in a Kaduna High Court. Justice Gideon Kurada took the plea of the IMN leader at the resumed hearing of  the motion...
The Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 2 Command, Lagos, Ahmed Iliyasu, has assured the public of adequate security around the forest borderlines and highways of Lagos State and Ogun during the ’ember’ months. Iliyasu, who addressed newsmen at the command headquarters Onikan on Thursday, said that security had been beefed...
The Police Command in Rivers has confirmed the arrest of one Honest Diigbara, allegedly described as “the most wanted” kidnapper, armed robber and contract killer in Rivers. The Commissioner of Police (CP) in the state, Joseph Mukan said in a statement in Port Harcourt, that Diigbara was arrested during a...
A special Force of the Nigerian Army has eliminated a notorious militia leader, Terwase Akwaza, popularly known as Gana in Benue State. PRNigeria gathered that the gang leader was declared wanted by Nigerian police for killing several innocent citizens including Governor Samuel Ortom’s Special Assistant on Special Security, Denen Igbana....