CRIME

Woman to die by hanging for killing co-wife, seven step-children in Ebonyi

  EBONYI – State High Court sitting in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, yesterday sentenced a woman, Mrs Agnes Nwefuru, to death by hanging for killing co-wife and her seven children. The plaintiff, Ebonyi State Government, had in a suit number HAW/13C/2017, brought against the defendant, Agnes Nwefuru, accused her of setting ablaze the house of her co-wife, Felicia Nwefuru, leading to the death of the woman and her seven children. The plaintiff contended that the accused also burnt her own house during the evil act as a camouflage. The plaintiff further contended that the accused removed all her belongings and that of her children and took them to a safe place [Read]

Husband beats wife into coma for sleeping with another man on their matrimonial bed

  A 35-year-old man identified as Kofi Bandoli has been arrested Police for beating his wife into a state of coma after he caught her having sex with another man on their matrimonial bed in Awutu Bereku district, Ghana.  According to reports, the man went to work and tried to call his wife who was at home for some information but tried several times and couldn’t reach her. He then decided to go home and see whether something had happened to her because this was unusual. On getting home, the man heard the sounds of someone moaning in the bedroom. He was in a state of denial, as he was [Read]

19-Yr-Old Yahoo boy sets his girlfriend ablaze over alleged cheating [VIDEO]

A Nigerian man, identified as Victor Orji has been apprehended by residents of Post Service Army Estate in Ojo, Lagos for allegedly setting his girlfriend on fire for allegedly cheating on him. The suspect has been identified as Victor Oji from Benue State. When asked about his profession, Victor disclosed that he is an internet fraudster. When asked if he wanted to sacrifice his girlfriend for rituals, victor said he didn’t have such intention. Meanwhile, NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the suspect who resides at G54 Army Post Service Housing Estate, Ojo, Lagos was arrested for setting one Alabi Tolani Mariam 24 years, ablaze. The suspect confessed that he used [Read]

Thieves break into Bayelsa gov’s office, over N.8b missing

Seven Policemen attached to the office of the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Bayelsa State Government House, Mrs. Ebizi Ndiomu-Brown have been arrested over their alleged involvement in the theft of N800million from the office. The alleged theft, which occurred on Wednesday night, was discovered on Thursday morning and the safe where the cash was kept was reportedly vandalised. Sources close to the office of the Deputy Chief of staff, confirmed that the office where the money was kept ,which had two entrances, was burgled. It was gathered that the two entrances were guarded by policemen and many wondered how the buglers had access to the cash. It was [Read]

“Please don’t handcuff me in public” – Uzor Kalu begs prison officials

Former Governor of Abia State, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, who bagged 12 years in prison for fraud to the tune of N7.65bn, was heard begging the prison warders, after his sentencing, not to handcuff him in public. Kalu, who is the Senate Chief Whip, also asked the prison officials “Where are you taking us to?” The PUNCH reports that, as Kalu and his co-defendants were being removed from the dock by prison officials, they attempted to handcuff him.   The former governor, who appeared shaken, said, “Where are you taking us to now? Please, don’t handcuff me. I will follow you.” [READ ALSO] Orji Kalu to spend 12yrs in jail for [Read]

Orji Kalu to spend 12yrs in jail for fraud, money laundering, says court

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday sentenced a former Governor of Abia, Orji Kalu, to 12 years imprisonment for N7.2 billion fraud and money laundering. The court convicted Kalu, now a senator, on all the 39 counts preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission charge. Kalu was charged alongside a former Commissioner for Finance, in the state Jones Udeogu, and his company, Slok Nig. Ltd. [READ ALSO] “Please don’t handcuff me in public” – Uzor Kalu begs prison officials While Kalu and his company were found guilty of all the 39 counts, Udeogu was convicted on 34 counts and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment. The court [Read]

Customs intercepts Smugglers Concealing Jerry Cans Of Fuel In Caskets

A Joint Special Taskforce comprising of officers and men, of Ogun I Command, Federal Operation Unit Zone “A” and CGC’s Strike Force have intercepted 13 Jerry cans of 25 litres and six Jerry cans of 10 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) concealed in two caskets. This is according to a statement by the Public Relations Officer Abdullahi Maiwada signed on behalf of Customs Area Controller, Ogun I Area Command. The statement reads, “In continuation of the fight against smuggling, a Joint Special Taskforce comprising of Officers and Men, of Ogun I Command, Federal Operation Unit Zone “A” and CGC’s Strike Force intercepted 13 Jerry cans of 25 litres and [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 MyNewsGh.com 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]

EXPOSED! NUC uncovers 100 fake professors in varsities

The National Universities Commission has said it has uncovered about 100 fake professors across Nigerian universities. The NUC Executive Secretary, Prof Abubakar Rasheed, stated this in the November edition of the commission’s bulletin, obtained by our correspondent. The ES noted that the commission published the details of the fake professors on its website and also sent the names to the various universities for verification. According to the bulletin, Rasheed stated this at the 2019 retreat for Vice-Chancellors by the NUC Strategy Advisory Committee. The NUC boss said, “The updated version of those documents will be published by December 2019 and professors in their respective universities uploaded their CV on the [Read]

Protests As Police officer Kills Truck Driver Over N50 Bribe In Ondo

  ONDO – Some truck drivers, on Monday, barricaded the Akure-Owo Expressway at Uso in the Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State, to protest the alleged killing of one of them by a policeman at a checkpoint in the town. It was gathered that the protest halted vehicular movement on the road for several hours. The deceased, whose identity had yet to be ascertained as of the time of filing this report, was said to be heading for the northern part of the country when the tragedy struck. He was said to have engaged in a hot argument with a policeman who allegedly demanded a N50 (fifty naira) bribe [Read]

Three inspectors, two police officers arrested for alleged killing at Lagos night club

  Five policemen including three inspectors and two police sergeants have been arrested for the alleged killing of a yet-to-be-identified person at a night club in the Oshodi area of Lagos State. The policemen who also injured two other persons at the night club are presently facing an orderly room trial. The image maker in charge of the state police command, Bala Elkana confirmed the arrest of the policemen to the Tribune Online.   [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]

Gunmen open fire on Ifeanyi Ubah FC squad in Kogi [SEE PHOTOS]

A player and driver sustained injuries after gunmen opened fire on Ifeanyi Ubah FC squad in Okene, Kogi state, on Friday. The team members were on their way to Kano for the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) day six fixture when the incident happened. Ifeanyi Ubah FC is scheduled to take on Jigawa Golden stars at the Kano stadium on Sunday. Chukwuma Ubah, chairman of the club, narrated the incident to TheCable . “Our bus was attacked by gunmen in Okene. The driver and a player was hit by bullets fired at the bus. They have been taken to a hospital nearby where they are being attended to. We thank [Read]

200-level student goes for NYSC, arrested with fake certificate in Zamfara

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) authorities have arrested a 200-level journalism student of a university in Benin Republic and handed over to the Department of State Services. NEWS FLAKES NG learnt that the student identified as Rose joined other corps members deployed to Zamfara State for Batch C Stream 1 orientation course which ended on Monday November 26 with a fake certificate she obtained from another university in Benin Republic. While reacting to the development, NYSC Director-General, Brig-Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim stated that the student was nabbed after her institution alerted them after she posted her photographs in NYSC uniform in the Zamfara camp. The NYSC DG said: “On Friday, [Read]

My husband sleeps with me and my two daughters, Woman cries out, begs court for divorce

Chief Ademola Odunade, the President of a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, on Thursday dissolved a nine-year-old marriage between one Mary Dickson and John Dickson for persistently raping the two daughters she had before marrying him. Odunade pronounced the union dissolved, adding that the court might be left with no other option than to order Dickson’s arrest if he refused to take up the responsibility of the children produced by the marriage. In addition, he awarded custody of the two children produced by the duo to the plaintiff and directed the respondent to pay N10,000 as the children’s monthly feeding allowance. Earlier, Mary, a resident of Idiayunre area in Ibadan [Read]