DSS Arrest, Parade Man For Creating Video Depicting Marriage Between Buhari And Ministers

Department of State Services parades 32-year-old Kabiru Mohammed from Kano who allegedly created a fake video depicting the marriage of President Buhari to the Ministers of Finance and that of Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development.  Addressing a news conference in Abuja, the Spokesperson, Doctor Peter Afunaya warns against the spread of fake news as the service remains committed to the peace and stability of Nigeria. He adds that the service acted on a formal complaint by the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed. [Read]

Court Orders Arrest Of Naira Marley Over Alleged Car Theft

  Report reaching our news desk that a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos today Monday, ordered the arrest and arraignment of Adeyemi Fashola aka Naira Marley, over alleged car theft. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, The chief magistrate, Mr Tajudeen Elias, ordered that the Investigating Police Officer, Sgt. Sunday Idoko, must present Naira Marley in court on December 21, when the case would be listed for further hearing. However, two of the musician’s brothers and his cousins appeared in court over alleged theft of a car and a cell phone. The defendants, Idris Fashola, 18, Babatunde Fashola, 24; and Kunle Obere, 22, are facing four counts bordering on [Read]

Police Arrest Nigerian Singer, Duncan Mighty

The Nigeria Police on Saturday announced the arrested of popular music artiste, Duncan Mighty. This was contained in a statement by SP Ikeokwi Godson Orlando, spokesman of the Imo State Police Command. It said the arrest followed a petition written by an up and coming rap artist M2, who claimed that the Imo state government under former governor, Rochas Okorocha, through the office of the SA on Entertainment, entered into a deal with Duncan Mighty. The deal was to manage, promote, arrange collaboration with other top artistes and sign M2 under YOUNG WEALTH record label owned by Duncan Mighty. “As a result, an agreement was reached with a fee of [Read]

EFCC Nabs 16-year-old, 28 others for internet fraud in Imo

  OWERRI – Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Friday, December 13, 2019, arrested 29 suspected internet fraudsters, better known as Yahoo Yahoo Boys in three different locations in Owerri, the Imo State capital. The haul included a 16-year-old undergraduate. The suspects, who are believed to have used different pseudo names to defraud their unsuspecting victims, were arrested following intelligence and three days surveillance on their hideouts in Bishops Courts’ Malo Lodge, Umuagu Mbieri and King David’s Suite in Owerri. Five cars that include: Lexus RX 350, 2013 model, Lexus RX 330, 2009 model, Lexus ES 300, 2002 model, Toyota Corolla Sport and Toyota Camry were [Read]

‘Pastor’ steals musical instruments from another church to start his

A self-acclaimed pastor Matthew Osika has been arrested by the Berekum Police in the Bono Region after stealing musical instruments of the Methodist church in other to establish his own church. The instruments gathered, belonged to Amankokwaa Methodist Church in the Berekum West District but some criminals broke into the church and made away with the instruments. Though the matter had been reported to the police who confirmed they were investigating the theft, it turned out that the musical instruments were packed in the home of the suspect who claimed he also bought them from someone he refused to name to start his own church. According to a senior [Read]

EFCC arrests operators, trainees of Yahoo Academy in Akwa Ibom

– EFCC arrests 23 men alleged to operators and students of a Yahoo Academy in Akwa Ibom – The anti-graft agency said the suspects have confessed that they were undergoing training in various aspects of cyber criminality – The operation was jointly carried out by EFCC operatives in Uyo and Abuja in the early hours of Thursday, November 28 Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Uyo Zonal Office has arrested 23 suspects who are alleged to be operators and students of a Yahoo Academy in Akwa Ibom. According to the statement posted on the commission’s page, the suspects were arrested during a raid on Essien Essien Street, [Read]

Shocking! Woman Squeezes Husband’s Manhood to Death Over Alleged Infidelity

  Men of the Edo State Police Command have arrested a middle-aged woman identified as Eki Ekhator for allegedly killing her husband by squeezing his manhood. The incident was said to have happened at Ukhiri community in Ikpoba-Okha local government area. Sources said the woman had a quarrel with her late husband after accusing him of infidelity. She was said to have always had fracas with her husband any time he returned home late. [Read]

EFCC Arrests Instagram Celebrity Mompha With Wristwatches Worth N20m

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Ismaila Mustapha, aka Mompha, a self-acclaimed bureau de change operator, and social media celebrity, for alleged involvement in internet fraud and money laundering. The commission disclosed this on its official handle @officialEFCC, saying wristwatches valued at N20million were recovered from him during the arrest. The EFCC said: “Investigations have revealed that Ismaila is only using the BDC business, he jointly owned with his siblings, as a decoy to launder his proceeds of crime. “However, the suspect has volunteered useful information to the operatives and has admitted to be reasonably involved in the first two cases he was alleged to be [Read]

Seven EFCC operatives nabbed over plots to smuggle Maina out of custody

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested seven of its operatives in connection with a plot to smuggle former Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT) Chairman, AbdulRasheed Maina out of the anti-graft agency’s custody, the Nation reports. They are undergoing investigation along with a woman, Zainab Abbas, to determine their involvement in the plot. The anti-graft agency is detaining Maina and probing him for alleged N2.1 billion fraud. An official of the agency alleged on Monday that Zainab Abbas, who visited Maina, coordinated the failed attempt to spirit Maina out of custody. According to the source, the seven EFCC men were on duty when the plot was to [Read]

I started but didn’t finish before I was caught, says arrested rapist

  ADAMAWA – A man, identified as Mohammed Babangida, 30 years old has been arrested for allegedly defiling a 9-year-old girl in Adamawa State. The man was picked up for the offence by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), following intelligence report from residents . Babangida, who responded to questions from newsmen, said he had given the girl N50 and N20 on two occasions and it was on the third occasion when he gave her N50 that he attempted to rape her. “I started but I did not finish,” he said, adding that someone knocked on the door and that was how it ended. He asked for leniency, [Read]

EFCC Storms ‘Yahoo-Boys’ Party In Osogbo, Arrests 94 Suspected Internet Fraudsters

  OSHOGBO- Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal  Office, on Monday, October 14, 2019, raided an Osogbo-based Nightclub notorious for hosting parties for suspected internet fraudsters. The raid led to the arrest of 94 suspects and confiscation of 19 exotic cars, laptops, scores of sophisticated mobile phones and other items. Popularly known as ‘Club Secret Underground’, the nightclub is located on the Ibadan-Iwo Expressway of the Osun State capital. The wee-hour operation was sequel to an intelligence report hinting that the suspected internet fraudsters were organising a night party for Sunday, October 13, during which some of them intended to celebrate their loots. A discreet [Read]

Man, 33, rapes seven-year-old girl in Ogun

  OGUN – A 33-year- old man Olabowale Samuel has been arrested by men of Ogun state police command for having unlawful carnal knowledge of a 7 – year old girl (name withheld). Abimbola Oyeyemi, State Police spokesperson, stated this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abeokuta on Tuesday. Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested on the 4th of October, 2019 following a report by the father of the victim who complained at shagamu police station. He explained that the victims father had complained that he came back from work in the evening of that day only to discover that the pant of the victim is stained with [Read]

Police Nab Two Suspected Ritualists With Human Skull In Ogun

ABEOKUTA – Men of Ogun State Police Command on Friday arrested two suspected ritualists with human skull. The suspects, Emmanuel Aro and Anu Olofinju both 25years old were arrested along Ijoun road, Eggua area of the state. According to the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the two suspects were arrested following a complaint lodged at Eggua police station by one Amoo Bankole who reported that the two suspects were sighted at the cemetery where his mother was buried few months ago, digging the grave of his mother and that he suspects them to be up to something evil. Oyeyemi said upon the report, the DPO Eggua Division, SP [Read]

Army Arrests IPOB Spiritual Leader, 27 Others

The Nigerian Army said on Thursday that its troops on Operation Mesa have arrested 27 members of the Indigenous People of Biafra and recovered an AK-47 rifle from one of them, Oliver Onyebunachi, in Imo State. According to the military, the IPOB members, who were 23 men and four women, were apprehended by troops of 144 Battalion, 82 Division, on October 1. The army noted that the IPOB members had a spiritual leader, Pa Michael Madumere, a 56-year-old, who hailed from the Ideator South Local Government Area of Imo State. The army Operations Media Coordinator, Col. Aminu Iliyasu, in a statement said the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur [Read]

DSS Nab Wanted Ex-Pension Boss, Abdulrasheed Maina, As Son Pulls Gun On Officers

ABUJA – Nigeria’s Department of State Services (DSS) has confirmed the arrest of Abdulrasheed Maina former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT). Maina was arrested in company of his 20-year-old son at the Pennsylvania Avenue Hotel, Utako, Abuja after a request by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to the Service to assist in the apprehension of the suspect. DSS in a statement said Maina’s son Faisal tried to resist the arrest. The secret-security outfit said Faisal “even pulled a pistol against the security agents involved in the operation.” He was, however, disarmed and arrested. Faisal is a final year student at the Canadian University of Dubai where [Read]