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    Police arrest four suspected kidnappers in Ogun

    The Ogun State Police Command has arrested four suspected members of a notorious kidnap gang allegedly terrorising Abeokuta and its environs. Abimbola Oyeyemi, the command’s spokesperson, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Abeokuta, the state capital. According to Mr Oyeyemi, the suspects, Ismaila Ibrahim, 21, Musa Muhammed, 26, Irekura Abu,43, and Okanlawon Muhammed, 26, were arrested following a…

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    SEC bars 13 convicted persons, firms from capital market over B’ Haram

    The Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) has banned additional 10 individuals and three entities related to them from engaging in capital market activities in the country following their 2019 conviction and sentencing for terrorism financing by a court in the United Arab Emirates. The individuals and entities that are subject to assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo are Abdurrahaman…

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    Man kills friend for ritual, arrested with two accomplices by police

    By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta Ogun State Police Command has arrested a pastor and two others for abducting and killing a 39 years old man, Adekunle Muyiwa and dismembered his body for ritual purpose.  Police spokesman in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi made this known in a statement on Tuesday. The suspects, Idowu Abel, Clement Adeniyi and Pastor Felix Ajadi, according to…

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    EFCC secures final forfeiture of N775m, luxury apartments linked to Ex-Accountant General, Otunla, Fadile

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday, secured the final forfeiture of N775 million and three properties located at No. 8 Ajay Crowther Street, Asokoro, Abuja; a Plot of land at Plot 1960 Cadastral Zone A05 Maitama District, FCT, Abuja; a Hotel which is under construction with generating set, located at Plot 621, Road 37, Gwarimpa, FCT, Abuja…

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    Ekiti court sentences two armed robbers to death by hanging

    An Ado-Ekiti High Court on Monday sentenced two persons, Deji Owolabi (30) and Opeyemi Oluwakomolafe (22) to death by hanging for armed robbery. The court also sentenced them to seven years imprisonment each for conspiracy and for escaping from lawful custody at the Ado-Ekiti prison. Prosecution had earlier told the court that the duo escaped from lawful custody during a…

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    Man beats wife to death over school ownership, control

    By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 45 years old man, Segun Ebenezer Omotosho for allegedly beaten his 42 years old wife, Omotosho Olubukola to death over school ownership in Abeokuta, Ogun State.  The suspect was arrested on Sunday, according to the state’s police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi following a complaint lodged at Kemta…

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    Gunmen kidnap cleric, son, sibling, demand N100m ransom in Kwara

    By Mosunmola Ayobami, Ilorin Gunmen struck at Oko- Olowo, a suburb of Ilorin, Kwara State in the early hours of Saturday and abducted three persons. The victims are a young cleric, Alfa Sofiu Amolegbe, his son, Aliyu and his sibling, Fasasi. It was gathered that the trio were attacked at their residence in Oko-Olowo along Ilorin- Jebba expressway after the…

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    Police assures of safety on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

    The Nigeria Police has assured Nigerians of their safety on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway following reports of attacks on the road. Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation Department and Superintending Deputy Inspector-General for Southwest zones, DIG Babatunde Johnson Kokumo gave the assurance on Friday when he embarked on a strategic assessment tour of the expressway with…

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    EFCC nabs 18 ‘yahoo boys’ in Ilorin, recovers five exotic cars

    By Mosunmola Ayobami, Ilorin Operatives of the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Friday, arrested 18 suspected internet fraudsters in a sting operation in Ilorin, the Kwara State Capital. They are Adeleye Ayodeji, Muhammed Ayub, Odelade Samuel, Sodiq Olanrewaju, Ola Francis, Adeniyi Damilare, Olalekan Samad, Tunde Ayodele, Zubair Buhari and Oladosu Naheem. Others are…

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    Pastor in police net for defiling two underage sisters in Ogun

    By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 30-year old prophet of Cherubim $ Seraphim Church, Ajuwon, Joseph Ogundeji for defiling two under age sisters who are members of his church.  Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ogun State Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi stated this in a statement on Tuesday. Oyeyemi noted that the suspect was…

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