Gunmen kill 5 in Benue

October 20, 2016 Johnson Babajide - Makurdi

FIVE persons were killed on Tuesday by gunmen who invaded a popular drinking spot in a semi-urban Tor Donga community, in Katsina Ala Local Government Area of Benue State. The police spokesman, ASP Moses Yamu […]

6 cable vandals arrested

October 20, 2016 Olalekan Olabulo - Lagos

Six suspected cable vandals, who have been allegedly responsible for the destruction and stealing of ‘Light Up Lagos’ project have been arrested by the police. Metro gathered that the suspects were Saheed,Tunde,Deji,Jelili, Sunday and Taofeek […]

NCS blocks revenue leakages to boost economy

October 18, 2016 David

The Nigeria Customs Service has reiterated its commitment to blocking all revenue leakages in order to ensure maximum duty is accruable to the Federal Government. Briefing newsmen of its anti-smuggling opertions at the Customs office […]

My husband’s family wanted to kill me —Wife

October 15, 2016

The 20-year-old marriage between a man, Abisoye Ajayi, and his wife, Cecila, has been dissolved on the order of an Igando Customary Court in Lagos State, on grounds of infidelity. Delivering his judgement, the President […]

Man gets N500,000 bail over attempted stealing

October 11, 2016

A Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday in Lagos granted bail of N500,000 to a 27- year-old man,Ibrahim Jimoh charged with alleged attempted stealing and assault. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Ipaye Nwachukwu who gave the […]

Police rescue 2 minors from traffickers in Kaduna

October 11, 2016

The Kaduna State Police Command said it has rescued two minors, one Nasirudeen Mahmud(5), and Zainab Umar (5) and handed them over to their parents in Kaduna. The command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Aliyu Usman, […]

Kidnapped BUK lecturer regains freedom

October 10, 2016 David

The authorities of Bayero University, Kano (BUK) have confirmed the release of its lecturer, Mr Saminu Aliyu-Kiri, who was kidnapped in Kaduna State, Thursday night. Director, Public Affairs of the university, Mallam Ahmed Shehu, confirmed […]

Suspected gay couple nabbed, arraigned

October 7, 2016

A teenager and his alleged lover, on Thursday denied having sex through the anus, when they were arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate Court. Eighteen-year-old Ebere Nwankwo, who is a cleaner at a shopping mall in […]

Cadet inspectors cry over delayed promotion

October 7, 2016

About 400 cadet inspectors from Ondo, Kwara, Kogi, Edo and Cross River states that are yet to be promoted after their 2009/2010 promotional examination have cried to the Inspector-General of Police and the chairman, Police […]

Alleged rape suspect escapes from courtroom

October 6, 2016

A 23-year-old rape suspect, Okpara Miracle, in Awka, the Anambra State capital, on Wednesday, escaped from a Magistrates’ Court through the window, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Miracle of Awkuzu in Oyi Local […]

LG worker goes berserk, machetes 3, hangs self

October 6, 2016

There was confusion in Ode-Ekiti, headquarters of Gbonyin Local Government Area of Ekiti State, as a man, identified simply as Aderiye, committed suicide after inflicting three persons with machete cuts. Sources in the community said […]

AIG orders prosecution of arrested land grabbers

October 6, 2016

THE Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of zone 2 command, Lagos, AIG Abdulmajid Ali, has directed the Anti-Kidnapping Team of the zone to prosecute some suspected land grabbers, who were arrested in Lagos on […]

Fake policeman arrested in Ogun

October 6, 2016

The long arm of the law has caught up with one Odiakaose (other name withheld), a resident of Irapada Street, in Matogun area of Agbado, in Ogun State, for allegedly parading himself as a police […]

8 in court for stealing 1,000 chickens

October 4, 2016

Eight persons, on Tuesday, appeared before an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court in Osun State over theft of 1,000 chickens from a poultry farm. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the accused were Odebiyi Yinka […]

NDLEA nabs man smuggling cocaine to Madagascar

October 4, 2016

A 47-year-old man, Odili (other names withheld) has been arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos, over unlawful exportation of illegal substance which tested positive to cocaine. This was disclosed by the chairman/Chief […]

8 die in auto crash in Jigawa

October 4, 2016

NO fewer than eight persons died in an accident involving a car and a jeep on Hadejia-Kano Road in Kaugama Local Government Area of Jigawa State, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Spokesman of […]

25 arrested as carnival turns sour in Ibadan

October 4, 2016

•3 vehicles, transformer vandalised THE Oyo State Police Command has arrested 25 suspects in connection with the mayhem that broke out on Sunday after a street carnival held at Inalende area in Ibadan North-West Local […]

2 brothers drown in Lagos

October 3, 2016

Two children of the same parents have drowned at Ipakodo area of Ikorodu in Lagos State. The deceased children were identified as Godspower (13) and Marvelous (11) Ebube Nwachukwu and were suspected to have drowned […]

Police arrest 2 with human bones in Ogun

October 3, 2016

Two people have been arrested by the men of the Ogun State Police Command for being in possession of human parts. They were said to have been apprehended at Ijemo area of Abeokuta, at the […]

Police nab suspected robber in Ogun

October 3, 2016

Policemen from Onipanu Division in Ogun State Police Command have arrested an armed robbery suspect, Taofeek (surname withheld), whose gang member allegedly shot at a bike rider in an attempt to snatch his motorcycle. The […]

He’s fond of saying I’m lazy and jobless —Wife

October 1, 2016

·She’s my ex-girlfriend, but she has wasted everything I gave her —Husband A 33-year-old housewife, Okunola Adebola has begged an Ado-Ekiti Customary Court in Ekiti State to dissolve her five-year-old marriage to her husband, Oluwasayo […]

Police rescue octogenarian, daughter from abductors

September 28, 2016

THE Enugu State Police Command on Tuesday said that it has rescued an octogenarian, Mrs Roseline Odoh, and her daughter, Josephine, from their abductors. The spokesman for the state police command, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, told […]

7 in police net over murder in Ebonyi community

September 28, 2016

THE Ebonyi State Police Command has arrested seven persons in connection with the murder of a 25-year-old man, Ndubuisi Nwali. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the victim hailed from Effium, Ohaukwu Local […]

Unknown man kills 1, injures 3 in Jigawa

September 26, 2016

An unidentified man on Saturday stabbed one person to death and injured three others in Jahun Local Government Area of Jigawa, the police said on Sunday. The State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Jinjiri Abdu, […]

Task Force arrests fake street beggar, mother at Oshodi

September 23, 2016

Chairman, Lagos State Task Force on Environmental (Task Force), SP Olayinka Egbeyemi, on Thursday, paraded a fake street beggar, arrested by operatives of the Agency  at Oshodi. Egbeyemi, while parading the suspect, disclosed that there […]

2 in prison for alleged N7.9m theft, murder

September 20, 2016 Gbemi Solaja

Two suspected armed robbers, Alexander (surname witheld), 25, and Innocent (surname witheld), 27, have been remanded in  prison custody over allegations of theft and murder. An Ebute-Metta Chief Magistrate Court, Lagos, ordered the remand of […]

Police recover 30 vehicles

September 15, 2016 Olalekan Olabulo

The Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 2 police command, Onikan, Lagos, Abdulnajeed Ali, has called on owners of over 30 recovered  vehicles to come forward and pick them. No fewer than […]

Brothers arrested for robbery

September 14, 2016 Olalekan Olabulo

Two brothers, said to be suspected armed robbers, who allegedly  used motorcycles to terrorise  residents of Isolo and neighbouring communities have been arrested by the police. The suspects,  identified as  Sunday and Johnson, were, on […]

80-year-old dies in inferno

September 14, 2016 Gbemi Solaja

A fire outbreak, which occurred in the early hours of Tuesday, around  Lawanson area of Surulere, has claimed the life of an 80-year-old man. The octogenarian, identified as Godwin Oyia,  was unfortunately razed to death […]

20 policemen arrested for misconduct

September 9, 2016 Olalekan Olabulo

Twenty policemen have been arrested for offences ranging from extortion to other misconducts by the police. The state police commissioner, Fatai Owoseni, confirmed this on Thursday, while speaking with newsmen on the activities of the […]

Man dupes cancer patient N4m

September 9, 2016 Olalekan Olabulo

An acclaimed Indian-trained dentist, who allegedly duped a family friend, a cancer patient of about N4 million, has been arrested by the police. The 38-year-old suspect, Charles Nze, was, on Thursday, paraded alongside other criminals […]

Man kills self over hunger

September 6, 2016 Olalekan Olabulo

There was confusion at Kamar Kazum Plaza, in Apapa area, as a yet-to-be-identified man jumped to death from the roof of a multiple- storey building in the area. The deceased was said to have blamed […]

Govt set to prosecute kidnappers of Oniba

August 31, 2016 Bola Badmus

Lagos State government, on Tuesday, commenced moves to charge the suspected kidnappers of the Oniba of Iba, Oba Goriola Oseni, to court for criminal conspiracy, kidnapping, murder and armed robbery. Attorney General and Commissioner for […]

My husband is a chronic and incurable flirt —Wife

August 20, 2016

After five years of unresolved marital crises, an Alimosho customary court in Lagos State has dissolved the marriage between Fausat Umar and her husband, Abudu, over infidelity. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), […]

He told me he’s no longer in love with me —Wife

August 20, 2016

After several adjournments for the parties to resolve their differences  but without any success, a Mokola Grade ‘C’ customary court, sitting at Inalende, Ibadan, Oyo State, has dissolved the six-year-old marriage between Ayoade Titilope and […]

He starved me of sex for three years —Wife

August 13, 2016 NAN

A 15-year-old marriage between a 45-year-old woman, Okome and her husband, Ese Obasa,  hit the rock on grounds of the husband’s infidelity. President of Igando customary court in Lagos State, Mr Adegboyega Omilola, officially pronounced […]

Painters arrested over alleged rape

August 11, 2016 Opeyemi Owoaseye

Two painters, Taiwo Azeez  and Isiaka Taofeek have been arrested for alleged rape of one Kikelomo (surname withheld), a 28-year-old lady in Meiran-Ijaiye area of Lagos State. The suspects were said to have been apprehended […]

FG shuts down Apapa bridge for repairs

August 7, 2016

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, on Sunday ordered the immediate closure of the damaged Apapa bridge for emergency maintenance work to begin. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the […]

She is rude and adulterous —Husband

August 6, 2016

No, I always take permission from him before going anywhere —Wife A 37-year-old man, Mr Kolawole Ademola, has asked an Ado-Ekiti customary court in Ekiti State to dissolve his 10-year-old marriage to his estranged wife, […]

IGP to spend 2 days in Lagos

August 3, 2016 Olalekan Olabulo

The acting Inspector General of the Nigeria Police Force (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, on Wednesday relocated to Lagos State as a result of the rising insecurity in Lagos and Ogun communities. The police boss is expected […]

Man jailed for robbing lover after sex

July 30, 2016

A 25-year-old man has been sentenced to two years imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court, Ghana, presided over by his Worship James K. Botah, for robbing his lover of her belongings after sex in a […]

Container-laden truck kills one in Sango–Ota

July 19, 2016

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Ota Unit Command, Ogun, on Tuesday confirmed the death of a truck driver in an auto accident at the Lagos-Ogun border toll-gate. The unit commander, Mr Leye Adegboyega, who […]

Staff dies in hotel room

July 17, 2016 Opeyemi Owoaseye

One Ifunaya Eke, an hotel staff was last Tuesday, allegedly found dead in a room where she slept, at an hotel in Ikotun area of Lagos State. The Lagos State Police Command has begun investigations […]

9 die in separate accidents in Ogun

July 17, 2016 Olayinka Olukoya

Nine people lost their lives in different road accidents that occurred along Lagos-Ibadan and Lagos-Abeokuta Expressways, last Saturday and on Sunday. Lagos Metro gathered that an autocrash claimed the lives of seven passengers at Fidiwo […]

40-year-old in N4m alleged fraud

July 10, 2016 Opeyemi Owoaseye

A 40-year-old man, Idowu Oyegunle has been arraigned for an alleged N4,000,000 fraud, before an Ebute Metta magistrate court. The defendant reportedly committed the alleged criminal act in Lekki area of Lagos State. Oyegunle was […]

Man in court over alleged assault on ex-lover

July 8, 2016

A 25-year-old man, Bode Shobowale, was on Friday charged before a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ court, Lagos State for allegedly assaulting his ex-lover by flogging her with a horsewhip. The accused, whose address is unknown, is […]

Court jails father for raping 17-year-old daughter

July 8, 2016

An Egor Chief Magistrates’ Court in Benin, Edo, on Friday sentenced 40-year-old Lucky Idahosa to 14 years imprisonment for raping his 17-year-old daughter. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Igho Braimah, jailed the accused after he pleaded […]

Man, 35, docked for N200,000 fraud in Osun

July 8, 2016

A 35-year-old man, Bolanle Akanda , was on Friday brought before an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court over an alleged N200,000 fraud. The Prosecutor, Insp Taiwo Adegoke told the court that the accused committed the offence on […]

Woman, 64, in court over alleged N3m fraud

July 8, 2016

A 64-year-woman, Iyabo Adeoti, who allegedly defrauded a company of N3 million, was on Friday charged in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court. Adeoti, a trader, who lives at No. 6, Old Otta Road, Alagbado, Lagos, […]

Court saves 10-year-old marriage in Ekiti

July 8, 2016

An Ado-Ekiti Customary Court on Friday saved a 10-year-old marriage from dissolution by striking out the divorce petition by Oye Aluko against his wife, Tosin. The President of the court, Mr Joseph Ogunsemi, struck out […]

Mother, son in court over attempted murder

July 8, 2016

For allegedly beating up their landlady, a mother and son were on Friday brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. The accused were: Adelakun Adeshile, 38, a businessman and Kudirat Adeshile, 64, a […]

NSCDC arrests 13 suspected burglars in Sokoto

July 8, 2016

The Sokoto State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said it had arrested 13 suspected burglars believed to have been terrorising traders at the Sokoto Central Market. Also nabbed, according to […]

How woman dumped her son’s corpse in canal

July 1, 2016

A police witness, Sgt. Adeola Lawal, told an Ikeja High Court in Lagos that a hairdresser, Funmilayo Odunlade, dumped the corpse of her 13-year-old son, Tunde Sunmola, in a canal after the boy died of […]