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....
A Grade I Area Court, Mpape, Abuja, on Monday sentenced an unemployed man, Aminu Ali to three months imprisonment for attempting to steal a car wash equipment. The Judge, Salihu Ibrahim, sentenced Ali after he pleaded guilty to attempted theft. Ibrahim, however, gave the convict an option of fine of N10,000. Earlier,...
The Police Command in Oyo State says it has rearrested Sunday Shodipe, the alleged serial killer who escaped from detention at an Ibadan police station. The spokesman of the Oyo State Police Command, Gbenga Fadeyi, confirmed the rearrest of Shodipe to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday. The 19-year-old...
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has re-arrested internet fraudster, Ismaila Mustapha, aka Mompha, who is facing money laundering charges before the Federal High Court. Mompha was re-arrested last Friday when he went to the EFCC office in Ikoyi, Lagos to reclaim his five wristwatches, one Apple Air pod, one...
The Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, CP Babatunde Mobayo, has been petitioned over the alleged rape of a 16-year-old groundnuts’ hawker by a commercial motorcyclist in Ado Ekiti. The petition, written by chairperson of the Women Empowerment and Legal Aid Funmi Falana, was signed on Falana’s behalf by a lawyer,...
A bus driver, Victor Bassey, who allegedly assaulted a man by using broken bottle to stab him, was on Wednesday arraigned in an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State. The defendant, 30, was arraigned on a two-count charge of assault and manner likely to cause breach of the peace,...
A 40-year-old man, Abubakar Muhammad, was on Wednesday brought before a Senior Magistrates’ Court sitting in Kano for allegedly defrauding one Jibrin Abdullahi of N1.2 million. The defendant, a resident of Brigade Quarters, Kano, is facing a two-count charge of criminal breach of trust and cheating. The Prosecutor, Sgt. Ibrahim Tsanyawa,...
The Borno Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Aliyu, on Thursday confirmed the death of one person with 16 others injured following three explosions in Maiduguri metropolis. Aliyu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the explosions occurred in Mairi, Custom and Gwange areas of the metropolis. Aliyu said that the actual...
An Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court in Osun on Wednesday, remanded a 20-year-old man for defiling a minor. The man, Salawudeen Abdulwasiu, is facing a two-count charge of rape and indecent assault. He, however, pleaded not guilty. The Prosecutor, ASP Joseph Adebayo, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on July 19...