AKWA IBOM LAWMAKER SENT TO PRISON FOR KIDNAPPING AND ATTEMPTED MURDER, SEE PIX

The High Court of Akwa Ibom State sitting in Uyo, the capital, has remanded one Hon. Uduak Godwin Etim alias King Pele, representing Ward 6 in Ibiono Ibom Local Government Legislative Council, in prison for an alleged kidnapping, attempted murder, assault and trial of a middle-aged woman, Iniubong Essien. Etim was charged for kidnapping and assaulting Essien whom he falsely accused of stealing part of the money donated to him at his marriage reception. He was alleged to have conspired with his wife, Aniedi, to kidnap the victim to his…

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3 SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KIDNAPPING LAGOS MONARCH

Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Lagos State Special Offences Court in Ikeja, on Wednesday, sentenced three men to death for kidnapping the Oniba of Iba community, Oba Yishua Oseni. The convicts, Duba Furejo, alias General Cuba; Reuben Anthony and Yerin Fresh, were found guilty of the seven counts bordering on conspiracy, murder, attempted murder, armed robbery and kidnapping brought against them by the state government. The convicts had on July 16, 2016, kidnapped the monarch at his palace. Delivering her judgment, Justice Taiwo held that the convicts were…

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KIDNAPPED IN KANO IN 2014, SOLD IN ONITSHA FOR 200K, 11-YR OLD KID RESCUED

 Tribune / Kola Oyelere –  Police KANO State Police command, in its effort to rescue the children kidnapped from Kano to other parts of the country, has rescued a minor named Muhammed Ya’u (male) 11 years old kidnapped in the year 2014 at PRP Quarters Kano and sold for N200,000 at Onitsha in Anambra State.* This was disclosed in a statement signed by the image-maker of the Police, DAP Abdullahi Haruna, a copy of which was made available to newsmen, on Tuesday. The DSP disclosed that between 05/11/2019 to 08/11/2019, *the Command’s…

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TODDLER DECLARED MISSING IN ONDO CHURCH, SEE PIX

Peter Dada, Akure The Ondo State Police Command, on Tuesday, said it had commenced investigation into the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of a one-year-old boy, Gold Kolawole, at a popular church in Akure. This came after an 85-year-old woman went missing at a branch of the Deeper Life Bible Church’s campground in Akure. It was gathered that the mother of the missing boy took him to the So titobi re Praise Chapel on Sunday but after the service, he was nowhere to be found The Police Public Relations Officer in the…

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KIDNAPPERS KILL VICTIM IN NASARAWA DESPITE RECEIVING 40,000 NAIRA RANSOM

A businessman in Nasarawa State, Osondu Nwachukwu, has been killed by his abductors despite receiving a ransom for his release. In an interview with Channels Television, Nwachukwu’s family called for more government action at the state and federal levels in tackling the security challenges bedevilling the country. Nwachukwu, aged 55, resided in Nasarawa for over 30 years and was a sachet water seller who used his apartment for residential purpose and production point. His pastor, Reverend Father Joshua Obile, described him as a peace-loving man whose major concern was to provide…

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KIDNAPPERS ABDUCT MAN SENT TO DELIVER RANSOM IN KATSINA

Gunmen The kidnappers of Abdu Tela, have also abducted his son, Sa’adu Abdu (aka Karshen Alewa Kasa), who took ransom money to them for his father’s release. According to reports, the kidnappers of Abdu Tela, an elderly man from Dayi town in KatsinaState, had demanded N10m, but Sa’adu, who was accompanied by two of his friends, went with N4m to pay them at a location in a forest. Daily Trust reports the kidnappers had before then, agreed for the money to be taken to a place around Safana town for the…

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RETIRED MILITARY OFFICER ARRESTED FOR SELLING BABIES TO POLITICIAN IN DELTA, SEE PIX

  Afeez Hanafi Operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team have arrested a retired military officer and nurse, Samuel Adagbo, for allegedly selling babies to a politician in Delta State. Adagbo, 73, was arrested alongside his accomplices, Faith Desmond, Sunday Chinedu, 33 and Joy Monday 23. While Monday was said to have sold her baby to Adagbo, Chinedu reportedly facilitated the transactions of three children, two of whom the septuagenarian sold to the politician identified only as Francis. City Round learnt that Adagbo, who lives in Biri community, Delta…

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26 KIDNAP SUSPECTS, FOOD SUPPLIERS NABBED IN ABUJA

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja Twenty-six kidnap suspects have been arrested in different parts of the Federal Capital Territory by the operatives of the joint counter-kidnapping operation involving the police, the military and other security agencies tagged: Operation Sharan Daji. Their arrest followed the abduction of over 20 victims from Asokoro, Wuse, Kuje, Kwali and other parts of the FCT in the past two months. The suspects, including one Juri Abubakar, who allegedly supplied foodstuffs to a kidnap gang, and a 40-year-old man, Usman Abdullahi, are believed to be part of different kidnap…

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LAGOS CHILD TRAFFICKER BUYS 2 KIDS FOR 140,000

Tajudeen Adebanjo   A man, Chukwunoso Happiness and his wife, Chukwunonso Blessing have been arrested for alleged child trafficking. Police said the couple bought two kids – Joshua James, 6 and Samuel Gbawune, 3 for N140,000. The duo was nabbed on Thursday around 10:30pm following a tip off. Blessing, who lives 23 Masebinu Street, Igbede, Ojo was first arrested on Thursday night with the kids along Alaba International Market. On interrogated, she told the police that she was taking the kids to Anambra State. According to her, the boys were…

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BORDEE CLOSURE FOR TWO YEARS WILL TOTALLY ERADICATE KIDNAPPING BANDITRY AND OTHER CRIMES – EMEFIELE

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele says if border closure is sustained for the next two years, issue of insurgency, banditry and kidnapping will be totally eradicated. Emefiele stated this at the first Convocation Lecture of Edo University, Iyamho, Auchi on Friday. The governor, while responding to questions after his lecture titled “The Role of Monetary Policy towards Economic Growth in Nigeria,” said the border closure was capable of tackling all security challenges currently being experienced in the country. He explained that if the…

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