Crime & City Diary

  • Breaking: FCT Police arrests suspected killers of retired Army General

    The FCT Police Command has arrested four suspects in connection with the murder of Brigadier General Udokwere in Abuja. According to FCT Commissioner of Police Benneth Igweh, two of the alleged robbers are still at large and they took off with the retired general’s handgun. Details later…

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  • NDLEA raids snake-guarded shrine in Edo, seizes illicit drugs

    By Innocent Raphael The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has uncovered a snake-guarded shrine in the Igor community of Benin City, Edo State, used to store illicit drugs. This was disclosed in a statement signed on Sunday by Femi Babafemi, Director of Media & Advocacy for the NDLEA. According to the statement, the shrine featured a large, specially constructed…

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  • Rivers: Gunmen abduct Police Orderly, Driver of Traditional Ruler

    Gunmen have kidnapped a driver and police orderly working for Chief Cornwell Ihunwo, the traditional ruler of Rumu-Elechi community in Nkpolu-Oroworuko, Port Harcourt, the Rivers State. The incident occurred at 8pm on Saturday around the Eagle Island area of the capital city. Godstime Ihunwo, a vigilante leader who also doubles as Chief Security Officer of Nkpolu-Oroworukwo, said, “I received a…

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  • kidnappers attempted to abduct traditional ruler but ended up taking away police orderly

    A police orderly attached to the paramount ruler of the Rumu-Elechi community in Port Harcourt, HRH Cornwell Ihunwo, has been abducted.Godstime Ihunwo, Chief Security Officer of Nkpolu-Orowurokwo and executive member of Diobu Vigilante, reported that he got a call around 9 p.m. on Saturday regarding the kidnapping. He said that although the kidnappers had intended to take the traditional ruler…

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  • Army apprehends fake recruitment official in Taraba

    Troops of  6 Brigade of the Nigerian Army/Sector 3 Operation WHIRL STROKE (OPWS) have apprehended an individual posing as army recruitment official in Taraba State who was attempting to scam aspiring military candidates. The arrest followed a visit by the Commander 6 Brigade, Brigadier General Kingsley Chidiebere Uwa, to the recruitment center at 114 Battalion Jimilari to assess the ongoing…

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  • BREAKING: Fire razes Christ Embassy Headquarters in Lagos

    Property worth millions of naira have been destroyed in a fire incident that occurred at the headquarters of the Christ Embassy Church in Lagos. The church owned by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, and located in the Oregun area of Ikeja, Lagos State, caught fire on Sunday morning as members were preparing to commence service. Officials of the Lagos State Fire and…

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  • Suspected armed robbers kill retired Army General in Abuja

    A retired brigadier general of the Nigerian Army, Uwem Harold Udokwere has been murdered by suspected armed robbers in Abuja. The late general was killed at about 3am Saturday at his residence in Sunshine Homes Estate. A statement by the Federal Capital Territory Police Command Spokeswoman, SP Josephine Adeh, on Saturday said the Commissioner of Police, CP Benneth Igweh, has…

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  • Bandits abduct Catholic Priest in Zamfara

    Suspected bandits have kidnapped the parish priest of St. Raymond Catholic Church Damba, Gusau, Zamfara State, Revd. Fr. Mikah Suleiman. The spokesperson of Zamfara State Police Command, Yazid Abubakar, said the priest was kidnapped around 3 am on Saturday at his residence in the Damba area of Gusau. He noted that the incident was not reported to the police but…

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  • Court orders permanent forfeiture of properties worth N12.1 billion linked to ex-CBN governor

    By Innocent Raphael A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the permanent forfeiture of properties valued at N11.14 billion and N1.04 billion, linked to former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele, to the Federal Government. Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke granted the final forfeiture following a motion presented by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), represented by counsel…

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  • Abuja-based journalist found dead with stab wounds

    An Abuja-based journalist who was declared missing recently has been found dead five days after he went missing. Joel Waksi, who works with Atar Communication, owners of Liberty TV/Radio was said to have left office around 9pm on Friday and was expected back at work the following day. He however, did not show up at work and was declared missing.…

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