CRIME

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]

Two killed in Edo farmers – herders Clash

  Two persons were reportedly killed on Monday in a clash between farmers and herdsmen in Sobe, Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State. It was gathered that trouble started over the alleged slaughtering of an 11-year-old boy, who had gone to fetch firewood for his family. An eyewitness said the boy, whose body was found on Sunday inside a bush, was allegedly killed by herdsmen grazing on the farm. The eyewitness, who sought anonymity, said the boy’s relatives from the Kwale extraction mobilised the youth for a reprisal, went after the herders, and killed one of them in the process. Chairman of the local government, Mr Frank Ilaboya, [Read]

Five suspected ritualists arrested for stealing female underwears

LAGOS – Police operatives from Ojo Police Station have arrested one Chukwajekwu Eziigbo ‘m’ 15yrs of Ilufe area Ojo for stealing female under wears from clothesline. This is disclosed in a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday by State Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana . According to Elkana, the suspect confessed that for one year now, he has been stealing female under wears from different houses in Ojo and environs. “That he usually hand over those stolen under wears to the following female suspects for a payment: Chidima Obietuake ‘f’ 17years old, Chikwaka Chidima Jemfe ‘ f’ 17years old, Gold Enyinnaya ‘f’ 23years old and Akomas Amarachi ‘f’ 26years [Read]

Oyedepo dismisses senior officials for looting church’s treasury

The Presiding Bishop of Winner’s Chapel, David Oyedepo, has dismissed some officials for allegedly stealing from the church’s treasury. Oyedepo, who spoke on Saturday during an empowerment summit organised for the church’s ordained workers, according to TheCable, however, did not disclose the number of officials affected. He said, “We had no choice but to dismiss them. You can imagine top church officials engaging in doubling figures and other dubious practices. After we dismissed them, we discovered more fraud.” “Those who should discover the fraud were the ones involved in it. One of them refused to confess until the last minute. Can you imagine accountants perpetrating fraud in the house of [Read]

Court sends DG NCAC, Runsewe to prison

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory has sent the Director-General of National Council for Arts and Culture, Olusegun Runsewe to prison over alleged contempt of the court. Justice Jude Okeke gave the order while delivering ruling on a motion from a suit filed by Ummakalif limited which had the Minister of FCT, Federal Capital Development Authority, DG of NCAC and the Minister of Culture and Tourism as first to fourth defendants respectively. The court was asked to sentence Runsewe to prison for contempt of a court order made on December 15, 2017. Delivering the judgement, Justice Okeke said it’s important to sentence Runsewe to prison to serve as [Read]

SOLEIMANI: US Federal Depository Library website hacked by suspected Iranian hackers

Hackers suspected to be Iranians have hacked into American Federal Depository Library Programme (FDLP) website late Saturday, seizing the site. Visitors to the website were greeted with a ominous black hacked web page from ‘the Islamic Republic of Iran’. It also contained a picture of Donald Trump punched by an unknown man with blood coming from his mouth. Below it are the words, “Hacked by Iran Cyber Security Group Hackers’ and ‘this is only a small part of Iran’s cyber ability.” On the site the hackers added ‘we are always ready’ and ‘to be continued’. There is also the hash tag of ‘#hardrevenge’. SEE ALSO: Iran Vs US: Missiles fired towards [Read]

Police arrest three in connection with ‘attack’ on Oyetola during cross-over event

OSOGBO – The Osun State Police command has arrested three persons so far in connection with an alleged attack on Governor Gboyega Oyetola, his wife, Alhaja Kafayat Oyetola, members of the state cabinet and other dignitaries during the cross over event held in the wee hours of January 1, NEWS FLAKES NG gathers. The cross-over event was an entertainment night programme, fireworks and prayer session organised by the Osun State government to usher in the New Year in the state. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Folasade Odoro, confirmed the arrest, saying the command had commenced interrogation of the suspects over the unfortunate incident. Reports had it that [Read]

BREAKING: Boko Haram Terrorists Abduct Adamawa CAN Chairman

  Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria in Michika, Adamawa State, Lawan Andimi, has been reportedly abducted by Boko Haram fighters. District Head of Michika, Angida Kwache, made the disclosure during a visit of deputy governor of the state, Crowther Seth, on Saturday. Kwache said, “The pastor was abducted the day Boko Haram insurgents attacked our community. “He was last seen when the insurgents forced him into a Toyota Hilux. Since then, we have not heard from him or his abductors.” Also, following the rising spate of Boko Haram attacks, communities bordering Sambisa Forest, stronghold of the terrorists, have appealed for more troops in the area. Three district heads of [Read]

Five Months After, Where is Mr Wadume?

  A lot of times when I see and experience the glaring cases of injustice, oppression and undue skewing of the justice wheel, I cannot but remember George Orwell’s master piece, Animal Farm, where it is declared that all animals are equal, but some are more equal. Were it not so, what explains the five month silence on the arrested Taraba kidnap kingpin, Mr Hamisu Bala, alias Wadume? Where is he and what is happening? Here was a man arrested by the IGP’s Intelligence Response Team (IRT) on August 6, last year, at Ibi, near Takum, in Taraba State having been identified as a notorious kidnapper, who had become stupendously [Read]

Unidentified gunmen kill 19 people in central Nigeria

At least 19 people were killed by unidentified gunmen in a night-time raid on a rural community in central Nigeria on Friday, according to police. The attackers torched houses and other buildings of the Tawari community in Kogi state, 100km (60 miles) south of the capital Abuja. More: “They burned some houses, a school, a church and the palace of the local ruler,” William Aya, a regional police spokesman, told AFP news agency. “Nineteen people were killed.” A local security source told AFP that the killings were suspected to be a reprisal attack linked to clashes with a rival community in the area, but there was no official confirmation. Aya [Read]

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]

Buhari remains silent as defence minister is named in $550,000 fund diversion

  President Muhammadu Buhari has come  under heavy criticism for his failure to act in the alleged indictment of his Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, for a $550,000 security fund diversion. Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu deflected response on the allegation to the office of the Minister of Defence when The Guardian sought the presidency’s reaction on the matter. Against a groundswell of allegations of cherry-picking on whom to prosecute in his anti-corruption offensive, Buhari is now directly fingered for shielding Magashi, who is accused of stealing and shipping $550,000 from the nation’s treasury to an offshore account. Magashi has been called out to explain his role in the slush amount [Read]

JUST IN: EFCC arrest Shehu Sani over alleged extortion of $20,000

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested former senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani over alleged extortion. According to a report by The Nation, Sani was arrested for alleged extortion of $20,000 from the owner of ASD Motors. The source said: “He was said to have collected the $20,000 from the owner of ASD Motors on the grounds that he is very close to the EFCC boss. “He was subsequently arrested and granted administrative bail while he refunded the money to the victim. “He was asked to report but made himself incommunicado. He must have been scamming a lot of people, dropping the name of the [Read]