Category: Crime

Ekiti pastor kidnaps self, demands N3m ransom

A pastor at Methodist Church, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital, has been arrested by the Police for allegedly organising his own kidnap and asking one Oluwadare Sunday to...

Suspected robbers kill Anglican bursar

Some men suspected to be armed robbers have killed the bursar of the Akure Diocese of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Mr Gabriel Abiodun. It was gathered that...

Fake estate agents defraud newly-wed couple

Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested five fake estate agents for allegedly defrauding a newly-wed couple of the sum of N900,000, being rent for a...

EFCC – $217bn taken out of Nigeria illegally in 38 years

Nigeria has recorded illicit financial outflows of $217.7bn in 38 years, specifically between 1970 and 2008, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, said in Abuja...

Three feared dead as APC begins campaign in Lagos

Three persons were feared killed while others sustained injuries as the All Progressives Congress (APC) began its gubernatorial campaign in Lagos yesterday.Trouble...

Abule-Egba fire: Four suspected vandals arrested

Four suspected pipeline vandals alleged to have sparked up the fire that razed at least 100 houses , 100 shops and 50 cars in Abule-Egba and Agege areas of Lagos State,...

Police arrest member of an armed robbery gang that terrorise motorists on the Long Bridge

The Ogun State Police Command has said it is closing in on the three fleeing members of an armed robbery gang that terrorised motorists on the Long Bridge on the...

No Lives Lost In Abule Egba Pipeline Explosion

Charred remains of vehicles, shops and houses littered the scene  yesterday, as fire swept through Abule Egba to abattoir in Agege, Lagos. The fire followed the...

Gunmen kill ex-Chief of Defence Staff Alex Badeh

Former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (retd.), has been killed. It was gathered that the retired military officer was killed on the Abuja-Keffi...

OAU sex-for-mark jailed six years

Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State, yesterday sentenced former senior lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife Prof. Richard Akindele to six...