Crime & City Diary

  • Justice

    Court remands district head, 2 sons for alleged kidnapping

    By Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara A Magistrate Court sitting in Ilorin, Kwara State, on Thursday, ordered the remand of a district head, Ibrahim Ahmed, and his two sons over their alleged involvement in kidnapping. Ahmad, 55, who is the Magaji Alase of Ilorin and his sons, Ibrahim,18, and Mohammed,15, were arraigned before the court on two count-charge of conspiracy to commit kidnapping…

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    BREAKING: Gridlock as truck falls on Lagos road

    A truck loaded with metal scrap on Thursday fell and spilled its contents at Pipeline Bus Stop at Isheri-Idimu area of Lagos. The incident which happened at about 9am in front of the Area M Command of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF), resulted in gridlock along the axis to Egbeda area. Officials from the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (…

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  • Justice

    Drama as lawyer disowns client during court proceeding 

    By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo There was mild drama at the Magistrate A.K Ajala’s court sitting in Osogbo on Tuesday when a lawyer, Taiwo Awokunle, disowned his client during proceeding. The defendant, Kazeem Oseni was arraigned on charges bothering on stealing, fraud and threat to life. When the first two-count charge of land fraud and stealing worth N1,071,000, was read to…

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  • CSP Prince Olumuyiwa Adejobi

    My tweet not endorsing assaults of civilians by officers-FPPRO

    Force Police Public Relations Officer (FPPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, has said the intention of his tweet was misquoted, saying that it was not in anyway endorsing assaults on civilians by policemen. Adejobi on Saturday, while reacting to a viral video where two men were seen wrestling with an armed officer had tweeted that “even if a policeman on uniform slaps…

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    You can’t retaliate if policeman slaps you, says Adejobi

    No Nigerian has the right to confront a policeman or retaliate even if slapped, according to the Police Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi. Speaking through his Twitter account, the Force PRO advised any such victim of Police brutality to rather file a complaint with the law enforcement agency. He was reacting to a viral video of a man…

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  • Evans

    BREAKING: Evans gets 21-year jail term for kidnapping

    Kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans, and his co-defendant, Victor Aduba, have been sentenced to 21 years imprisonment for kidnapping one Sylvanus Hafia. Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Special Offences Court sentenced the duo to jail on Monday. They were accused of conspiring and kidnapping Sylvanus Ahanonu Hafia at about 5:30 pm on June 23, 2014, at…

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    EFCC arrests siblings, 14 others for alleged internet fraud in Ilorin

    By Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara Operatives of the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), have arrested 16 persons over alleged cases of cybercrime and possession of fraudulent funds in Ilorin. They were arrested on Thursday, September 15, 2022 following credible intelligence worked upon by the Commission. The suspects, including two siblings: Ahmed Ismail and Toheeb Ismail,…

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    RRS arrests ex-convict for allegedly stealing two power generators

    Men of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have arrested an ex-convict allegedly working as a guard at Ojota New Garage for being in possession of two suspected stolen 2.8 KVA generators. WesternPost gathered that the suspect, Yekini Opeyemi, 35, was arrested at about 4:00a.m near Odo-Iya Alaro, Ojota in company of others (now at large) trying to load one Firman…

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  • Abiodun

    Abiodun vows action against sponsors, perpetrators of Agosasa violence 

    By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta The Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, has vowed to go after the sponsors and perpetrators of mayhem in Agosasa, Ipoka Local Government Area of the state over the Obaship tussle. Clashes had erupted in the town at the weekend over the next Oja of Agosasa, leading to the death of at least one person. The violence also…

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  • Ogun

    Ogun community boils over Obaship tussle, three killed, cars burnt

    By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta There was complete pandemonium in Agosasa, Ipokia Local Government Area of Ogun State on Monday as three persons were killed and properties destroyed over alleged Obaship tussle. There has been tension in the town on who becomes the Oja of Agosasa, following the death of the first Oja, Oba James Elegbede in February 2022.The tussle got…

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