kidnapping

Kidnappers Yet To Release My Mother Despite N1.5m Ransom, Siasia Cries Out

ABUJA – Despite paying N1.5 million to kidnappers in Bayelsa for the release of his mother Madam Beauty Ogere, former Super Eagles’ coach, Samson Siasia has cried out that his mother has not been released. Siasia lamented to the NationSport in Abuja yesterday, “The situation is pathetic. Nothing has changed. We paid N1.5 million for her release but instead of releasing my mother they released my cousin’s mother-in-law (66 year old Florence Donana) and also captured the person that took the money to them. “So as we speak, three people are still in the kidnappers’ den – my mother, the young girl and the guy that took the money to [Read]

CAN members sent to deliver ransom to kidnappers abducted with money

KADUNA – The Kaduna State Chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has said that two of its members sent to deliver ransom to kidnappers keeping the two children of a Kaduna-based bishop hostsge have been kidnapped with ransom. Kaduna CAN Chairman, Rev. Joseph Hayab stated this while speaking in Kaduna on Tuesday. He alleged that the kidnappers abducted its members and also failed to release the Bishop’s two children after receiving the ransom. It was also learnt that Pastor Elisha Numan, the Senior Pastor of the Nagarta Baptist Church in Makeri area of the state and his son Emmanuel, were also kidnapped three weeks ago. News Agency of Nigeria [Read]

Trouble Looms, Mixed Reactions As Wadume Names Gov Who Gave Him N6m

JALINGO – There have been  mixed reactions among residents of Jalingo, the Taraba state capital following allegations by notorious kidnap kingpin Hamisu Bala (also known as Wadume), accusing Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku of having sponsored his criminal enterprise with six million naira. In the course of interrogation at the Nigeria Police Force headquarters in Abuja, Hamisu had claimed that Governor Ishaku gave him two million naira at his hometown of Ibi and another four million naira when they met in Jalingo, the state capital. While some residents have expressed outrage over the Governor’s supposed involvement in a criminal conspiracy, others believe that, if true, the money was meant for [Read]

Name your sponsor, we have no budget for thugs – APC tells Wadume

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has dismissed insinuations from the rearrested kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala Wadume, that the ruling party gave him N13 million for the 2019 presidential elections. The APC’s National Publicity Secretary, Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, in his reaction to the trending headline: ‘APC Gave Me N13m – Wadume’ yesterday, challenged the kidnap kingpin to name the person who gave him the said money. “It is expected that the alleged kidnapper, having come face to face with justice, would throw whatever he could lay his hands on into the fray. “In any case, our party did not have budget for thugs. Unlike the period when the ruling party dipped [Read]

“I got N6m from a sitting APC Governor, 13m from APC to prosecute Buhari’s election” – Wadume makes shocking confessions

In an exclusive interview with Saturday Vanguard, Wadume gave a blow by blow account of his encounter with both the police and his Army Captain friend in charge of the 93 Battalion, Wukari who aided his escape after his initial arrest by the police. Wadume who expressed shock at the manner the soldiers opened fire on the Police Toyota Hiace Bus that was conveying him to the Taraba Police Command Headquarters in Jalingo said while he also sustained bullet wounds on his right thigh after the shootings, he never asked the army captain to rescue him from the policemen who arrested him. He also explained that as at the time [Read]

BREAKING: Unknown gunmen kidnap Sokoto lawmaker

SOKOTO – Unknown gunmen have kidnapped member representing Denge/Shuni State Constituency at the Sokoto State House of Assembly, Aminu Magaji Bodai. A close relation of the lawmaker said that he was kidnapped by hoodlums around 1:15am between Dange and Bodai town on Thursday.   “I can confirm to you that my brother was kidnapped by yet to be identified persons.“His whereabouts is unknown yet and his abductors are yet to contact his family members.” When contacted, the State Police Command confirmed the abduction. The Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Mohammed Sadiq Abubakar, who confirmed that the legislator was kidnapped said, “detail is still sketchy”. [Read]

[VIDEO] How Nigerian Soldiers Killed Police Officers, Helped Me Escape, Kidnap Kingpin Wadume

JALINGO – Hamisu Wadume, a suspected kidnap kingpin in Taraba State, has implicated Nigerian soldiers in his deadly escape two weeks ago. Mr Wadume was re-arrested on Monday night and taken to the Force Headquarters on Tuesday afternoon, where he had been making statements to the police. The suspect was first arrested on August 6 by a team of anti-crime police officers in Taraba. He was being taken to Jalingo, the state capital, when soldiers manning a checkpoint opened fire on the police team, killing three officers and a civilian. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Police Arrest Notorious Taraba Kidnap Kingpin, Wadume An expansive investigation has been launched to unravel the culprits behind [Read]

Kidnappers collected N3.5m, yam tubers, palm oil – Family

Facts have emerged on how the three victims of kidnappers in Ode-Omi in the Ogun Waterside Local Government Area of Ogun state were released from their captors. A family source told our source’s correspondent on Monday that the kidnappers collected a sum of N3.5m, a carton of Schnapps, 30 litres of palm oil and 10 tubers of yam before the victims were released. The police in the state had last Friday said they had rescued the son of the Chief Imam of Ode-Omi, Abdulazeez Sanni and two others – Adams  Bamidele and  Jelili Adams – who were abducted last Sunday. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that the trio were reportedly [Read]

BREAKING: Police Rescue Abducted Victims Alleged To Be RCCG Pastors

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the police in Ogun state has rescued four more kidnap victims suspected to be Pastors of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, earlier reported to be kidnapped. Although, the police did not categorically say they were the kidnapped victims as investigation continues to ascertain that. [READ ALSO] Police Release Names of Kidnapped RCCG Pastors, Says They May Be Freed Soon Few hours ago, a Deaconess who was also kidnapped was rescued and duly identified by the police as one of those earlier kidnapped. Deputy Supritendent of Police (DSP) Abimbola Oyeyemi who is the Police spokesperson in Ogun state confirmed [Read]

Police Release Names of Kidnapped RCCG Pastors at Ijebu-Ode, Says They May Be Freed Soon

Five ministers of the Redeemed Christian Church of God have been abducted on their way to attend the church’s Ministers’ Conference in Lagos. The General Overseer of the RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, announced the abduction on Friday while speaking at the Redeemed Camp. Pastor Adeboye said the abduction took place on Thursday along the Ijebu-Ode axis and he enjoined the congregation to pray for the release of the abductees. [READ ALSO] Just in: Pastor Adeboye Calls For Prayer As Gunmen Abduct Five RCCG Pastors He noted that this is the first time this type of incident with such magnitude was happening. Adeboye added: “As a father, how do you think I [Read]

Ogun Police Rescue Seven, Arrest 41 Suspects Over Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Kidnap

Men of the Ogun state Police command have arrested no fewer than 41 suspects, including one strongly believed to have participated in the abduction of three staff of Lafia Hospital Ibadan along the ever busy Lagos – Ibadan expressway last week Tuesday. A statement issued on Monday by the command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi said four other victims were also rescued along with the Lafia hospital staffers last Saturday when a high powered security operatives bombarded the scene of the incident and thoroughly combed the adjourning bush. Though he declined to give names of the suspects, Oyeyemi explained that a total of seven victims, which included Kayode Sule, [Read]

Two arrested for kidnapping toddler during MFM program

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Officials of the Lagos State Police Command have rescued a two-year-old baby, Esther Ojo, kidnapped at the Mountain of Fire Ministry, MFM, in Agege, and arrested two people in connection with the abduction. The girl was abducted around 12:30pm, during a program on the 24th of March, 2019 and the kidnappers, one Nwaigbo Magnus and Sixtus Osunwoke Egwim, demanded an undisclosed ransom from her parents and the church. However, acting on intelligence, the suspects were nabbed around 8a.m, today, while waiting to receive the ransom. The kidnappers continued to change the venue for the collection of ransom within Igando axis for over four hours [Read]

Gunmen Storm Daura, Kidnap President Buhari’s in-law [READ MORE]

KATSINA – Gunmen have stormed Daura, kidnapping the father-in-law to President Buhari’s ADC. The victim Musa Umar who is said to be the Magajin Garin Daura was abducted in his Daura residence, Katsina North shortly after observing Maghrib prayer. A credible source in Daura told Channels Television that “the attackers shot sporadically to disperse the crowd and picked the traditional ruler in a Peugeot 406”. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the traditional ruler who is the father of Fatima Musa, wife of Colonel Mohammed Abubakar, the Aide de Camp, ADC, to President Muhammadu Buhari, he was a retired customs comptroller. The Katsina state command of the Nigerian police force when [Read]

Unknown Gunmen kidnap Channels TV reporter, demand N50m ransom [READ MORE]

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Friday Okeregbe, a Channels TV reporter who covers the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, has been kidnapped. Okeregbe was kidnapped along Games Village in Abuja while on his way from his mechanic’s workshop. Those who saw him at work on Friday said he was wearing the same clothes as in the photo insert below. Sources close to Okeregbe’s family that the kidnappers have demanded a ransom of N50m, saying they’re aware he works for Channels TV. The Police, Channels Television and the family are all yet to issue a statement or discuss the incident with the media. Okeregbe’s wife first [Read]