Crime & City Diary

  • EFCC tasks Presidency, NASS, MDAS on anti-corruption strategies

    Innocent Raphael  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in a bid to step up efforts to stop contract abuse, has asked the Presidency, the National Assembly Commission, the Federal Judicial Service Commission and all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to furnish the commission with their anti-corruption strategies. Stating that the directive was in line with the agenda of President…

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  • Heavy traffic as Oil tanker falls on Lagos road

    Innocent Raphael A heavy traffic delay was experienced by motorists as a tanker laden with oil in transit overturned on a major road in the Ojuelegba area of Lagos. Emergencies authorities, however, said no casualties were recorded as efforts had been in top gear to clear the area. According to them, “both driver and assistant escaped unhurt and in good…

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  • NSCDC nabs fake soldier, recovers army uniform, 3 cutlasses

    By Mosunmola Ayobami,Ilorin The Kwara State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Commandant Umar Mohammed, on Friday paraded a 28-year-old man, Muhammed Jamiu Maruf from Gbaaku Area, Okolowo Ilorin, for suspected involvement in impersonation and fraudulent activities. Mohammed disclosed that the suspect was apprehended on Monday, 19th February 2024 following a complaint filed by Mallam Zakariyahu Maruf,…

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  • EFCC arraigns former Kwara gov, Ahmed over alleged N10bn fraud

    By Mosunmola Ayobami,Ilorin The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, February 23, 2024 arraigned the immediate past governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed on a 12-count charge bordering on alleged mismanagement of public funds to the tune of N10billion before Justice Evelyn Anyadike of the Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin. Ahmed,…

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  • BREAKING: One dead, many injured as rival youths clash in Ogba

    One person dead and several injured following a clash between rival youths at Ogba area of Ikeja in Lagos State. A youth was said to be stabbed to death near Ogba Bus Stop on Thursday night following a dispute with a trader. The corpse of the youth was laid on the floor of a blue mini bus parked in front…

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  • EFCC nabs 48 KWASU students, 2 others for cybercrime in Kwara

    By Mosunmola Ayobami,Ilorin Operatives of the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested 48 students of the Kwara State University, (KWASU) and two residents of Malete over offences bordering on Internet fraud popularly referred to as yahoo-yahoo. According to EFCC, the arrest was sequel to credible intelligence over the rising trend of yahoo-yahoo business…

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  • Concern as Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Igboho returns to Nigeria

    Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo popularly called Sunday Igboho has returned to the country amid concerns that the travails of the Oke Ogun born activist may yet be over. Igboho’s spokesman, Olayomi Koiki confirmed the development. Videos of the activist in his Oke Ogun homestead have also surfaced on the social media. Reports indicate that Sunday Igboho returned to Nigeria…

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  • Lagos, Ogun Police Commands begin joint patrol on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

    Innocent Raphael The Lagos and Ogun State Police Commands have begun a joint patrol on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to prevent crime in the area. This was disclosed by the Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, on his X handle on Thursday. Hundeyin stated that the joint patrols will cover Kara Bridge to Sagamu Interchange, urging motorists not to…

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  • Fifteen rescued, One dead as boat collides with shoreline in Lagos

    By Raphael Innocent The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) rescued fifteen passengers onboard an ill-fated boat following an incident around 6:50 pm on Wednesday. The spokesperson for LASWA, Wuraola Alake, in a statement issued on Thursday, disclosed that the ferry with seventeen passengers on board had collided with a submerged shoreline concrete at a construction site around the power line…

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  • BREAKING: Lagos Taskforce arrests 110 suspects specialise in destroying rail track

    The Lagos State Environmental Taskforce, on Thursday, arrested 110 persons suspected of destroying and stealing rail tracks. The suspects were arrested at midnight in an ongoing operation to clean up and secure the Redline rail track around the Pen-Cinema-Iju Fagba corridor. Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources Tokunbo Wahab confirmed the arrests in a post on his X handle on…

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