CRIME

Court Grants Shehu Sani N10 Million Bail

After about 26 days in custody court finally grants Shehu Sani N10m bail   Senator Shehu Sani has been granted Ten Million naira (N10m) bail by a Federal High Court in Abuja. Sani who represented Kaduna Central, in the 8th senate was accused of collecting money in the name of the EFCC acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu.   A source familiar with the arrest told journalists that Mr Sani was arrested following a leak that he collected money from a popular Kaduna businessman to give Mr Magu.   Following a conflict between him and his former in-law, a famous Kaduna car dealer, Sani Dauda, was said to have been approached by [Read]

Why Oko Oloyun was murdered – investigation

Popular trado-medical practitioner, Alhaji Fatai Yusuf popularly known as Oko Oloyun was possibly killed because of a fraud he detected in his Lagos office, the Police stated on Friday. He was killed on Thursday when his convoy was attacked on the Igbo-Ora-Eruwa road by gunmen. The attackers reportedly shot at his convoy from thick forest, resulting to his death from injuries sustained from the bullet. A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, informed the fraud was possibly responsible for the fire incident in the office during which some account records were destroyed. The statement reads: “The report of Yusuf’s death was received by [Read]

Leah Sheribu Gives Birth To Baby Boy For Boko Haram Commander

Leah Sheribu Gives Birth To Baby Boy For Boko Haram Commander After Being Forced To Convert To Islam       Leah Sheribu, a Christian girl kidnapped and held in Boko Haram captivity for over one year, has given birth to a baby boy.       Leah was delivered of the baby a few weeks ago following her forceful marriage to a top Boko Haram commander, according to a reliable source close to the terror group.           The source said Leah, who refused to renounce her Christian faith, was forced to accept Islam before being married to a top commander of the terror group.   [Read]

Oko Oloyun: Afenifere Asks Police Not To Cover-Up Yusuf’s Murder

The Pan Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has called on the Nigeria Police not to cover up the murder of the frontline trado-medical specialist, Alhaji Fatai Yusuf, aka Oko Oloyun, along Eruwa-Igbo Ora highway on Thursday. The group in a statement on Friday by its spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, asked the police not to attempt to cover up this murder as it had done in the past. “Smarting from the abanandoned investigation into the July 12, 2019 murder of Mrs Funke Olakunrin’s, we urge the police not to attempt another cover – up on this murder”. The group, according to Odumakin, hinged its decision on the statement hurriedly issued by the police [Read]

Police Link Oko Oloyun’s Death To Fraud, Arson In Lagos Office

The police on Friday said the death of popular Lagos-based traditional medicine practitioner Fatai Yusuf, popularly known as Oko Oloyun could be linked to an ongoing fraud issue in his Lagos office.       “An interesting twist to the story was that the deceased probably had earlier detected an alleged bookkeeping records fraud in his Lagos office which subsequently allegedly led to the burning/destruction of some financial/bookkeeping records,” spokesman to Oyo State Police Command Gbenga Fadeyi said in a statement.       In addition to other possible motives, Fadeyi said the police is exploring the plausible connection between the fire incident and the attack on Oko Oloyun.   [Read]

First Class Undergraduate Jailed For 13 Years In Ondo State

A final year student of Business Administration in a private university located in Ondo State, Fisayo Adetoro, was on Thursday, January 23, 2020, found guilty of impersonation, forgery and money laundering, and sentenced to cumulative 13 years in prison and N1,000,000 (One Million Naira) fine.       Adetoro, who was said to be a first class candidate on 4.5 Cumulative Grade Point Aggregate (CGPA), was convicted by Justice Folashade Olubanjo of the Federal High Court 1, Akure, in a criminal case filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office.   He was originally arraigned on January 18, 2017 on a six-count charge, but [Read]

Sad Day! Journalist covering Shiites protest shot dead by police

An activist/journalist covering the Shiites march in Abuja, Alex Ogbu has allegedly been shot and killed by a police officer. According to reports, Alex – a journalist with Regent Africa Times, a magazine publication based in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital – was covering the Shiite protest at the Berger area of Wuse, Abuja, on Tuesday, January 21, when he was allegedly shot dead by police. Two other persons sustained gunshot wounds during the protest. @AbdulMahmud01 tweeted: “#Breaking Terrible news coming out of Abuja. Unconfirmed, but it is believed that activist-journalist, Alex Ogbu, covering the Shiites march at Berger Abuja, was shot and killed this morning by @policeng. I knew Alex. Sad [Read]

Fatai Yusuf (Oko Oloyun) Shot Dead By Unknown Gunmen

popular Lagos-based trado-medical expert, Mr Fatai Yusuf, otherwise known as Oko Oloyun, has been assassinated by some unknown gunmen.   The herbal guru, who has his office along the LASU/Iba Road around Igando area of Lagos State, was reportedly shot dead by some hoodlums at Igboora.       It was further gathered that the popular herbal medicine practitioner, was reportedly shot dead along Abeokuta-Iseyin road in Oyo State.       The reason for the assassination is yet to be known just as details surrounding his death are also still sketchy.       However, Oko Oloyun, who before his gruesome murder was the President of Physiotherapists Association of [Read]

Insecurity: CAN Tells Buhari To Sack All Service Chiefs

Following the Monday’s beheading of the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa state, Rev. Lawan Andimi, the national body of CAN has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the heads of all the security agencies in the country. The CAN President, Dr. Samson Ayokunle, told newsmen on Thursday in Abuja that it was wrong for the President to still keep the service chiefs in view of their failure to address the rising insecurity in the country.       Ayokunle, at the briefing attended by other leaders of the CAN, also declared Friday, 31st January to 2nd February, 2020 as [Read]

Man Arrested For Sleeping With His Two Daughters In Lagos

40-year old man, Terry Ikechukwu Iheme, has been arrested for allegedly sleeping with his two under aged daughters in Lagos.   P.M.EXPRESS reports that the incident happened at Igbo-olomu in Agric area of Ikorodu Lagos, where they reside.   The suspect, Iheme, who was a senior driver with a company known as Hi-Tech construction company in Lagos, was said to have had carnal knowledge of the victims before it eventually leaked.   The matter was reported to the Police at Owutu Police Division led by CSP Margaret Okonkwo, who ordered his arrest in order to be investigated for the alleged offence.   He was arrested in Church on Sunday and [Read]

How Soldiers Opened Fire On SARS Operatives Who Repelled Boko Haram Attack

There was confusion in Mainok, a town along the Maiduguri-Damaturu road in Borno state, after soldiers reportedly opened fire on a team of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) operatives who engaged Boko Haram fighters in a fierce battle.   SARS is a unit of the Nigeria Police Force. Villages along the road which connects Borno and Yobe states have been badly affected in the resurgence of Boko Haram attacks in the last one month.   On Monday, the insurgents stormed Mainok in large numbers. Some soldiers and the villagers were said to have taken cover while the attackers reigned unchallenged.   But a combined team of SARS and Rapid Response Squad [Read]

3 Fulani herdsmen dragged to court for destroying rice farm worth N4.5m

Three Fulani herdsmen have been dragged to a magistrates’ court sitting in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital on Tuesday, January 21 for alleged unlawful destruction of a rice farm worth N4.5 million.   The Nation reports that the accused persons are Nafiu Mohammed (20), Mohammed Audu (20) and Bumba Karba (17).   According to the report, they were arraigned by the police on a count charge of malicious damage before Chief Magistrate, Mr Adesoji Adegboye. Prosecuting Inspector Johnson Okunade said the defendants committed the offence on Tuesday, January 7, at a farm settlement in Okemesi Ekiti, Ekiti West local government area.   The activities of herdsmen in Ekiti has been [Read]

EFCC raids popular night club in Ibadan, arrests 89 suspected Yahoo boys

The Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested 89 suspected internet fraudsters at the popular Club 360 located on the Akala Expressway, Oluyole Extension in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. statement released by the antigraft agency says the club is notorious for harbouring “yahoo-yahoo boys.”       “In preparation for the late-night operation, officers of the commission had carried out series of discreet surveillance on the nature of activities going on in the nightclub which, according to intelligence, was notorious for harboring suspected internet fraudsters.   The raid also led to the confiscation of scores of vehicles, laptops, sophisticated phones and other items. [Read]

Ondo State Police Command Arraigns Pastor, Lecturer For Spreading Fake News

The Ondo state police command have arraigned a pastor, John Abiodun, and a university lecturer, Dr Lanre Olu-Adeyemi, before the Ondo State High Court, Akure, for allegedly spreading fake news about the founder of a church, the Promised Land Prophetic Ministry, Akure, Pastor Gbenga Akinbiyi.       According to the police, Abiodun and Olu-Adeyemi were members of the church before they fell out with the pastor. They allegedly went about spreading fake news on the social media that the church and its founder, Akinbiyi, as well as other members allegedly buried a placenta and a newborn baby in the altar.       The defendants were said to have [Read]

Nigerian School Suspends 25 Girls Over Marlians’ Female Secret Cult Where They Don’t Wear Pants

  A woman has taken to Facebook to narrate how her 15-year-old secondary school girl and her colleagues were suspended by the school authority for belonging to Marlians cultism club. According to her narration, no fewer than 25 Secondary School students have been allegedly suspended for belonging to “Marlians’ Female Secret Cult”. The Students don’t put on pants on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays as part of the cult rules. Although the woman didn’t disclose the name of the school in the Friday Facebook post on Lailanews page, she however said the school suspended them for 2 weeks. The woman, who is a deaconess said she had banned all “Naira Marley [Read]