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Kano task force intercepts suspected fake drugs worth N1m

The Kano State Task Force on Counterfeit and Fake Drugs has intercepted suspected fake drugs worth one million naira at two different locations. The Chairman of the task force, Mr Ghali Sule, who disclosed this on Sunday in Kano, said that the first consignment was intercepted at Malam Kato Motor Park. According to him, the
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Police nab 3 suspected cultists in Anambra

The Police Command in Anambra say they have arrested three suspected members of different cult groups in the state. Haruna Mohammed, the Police Public Relations Officer (CSP), announced this in a statement on Sunday in Awka. Mohammed said the arrest followed the raid of their hideouts by personnel of Special Anti-Cultism Squad (SPACS), following an
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Parents of kidnapped schoolgirls in Zamfara can only wait

Parents of more than 300 kidnapped schoolchildren in Zamfara could only wait for news Sunday, as more than 40 others seized elsewhere 11 days ago were freed. The Government Girls Science Secondary School in Jangebe, Zamfara was completely deserted following the mass abduction. Just a few goats broke the silence more than a day after
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Indian rooster kills owner with cockfight blade

A rooster fitted with a knife for an illegal cockfight in southern India has killed its owner, sparking a manhunt for the organisers of the event, police said Saturday. The bird had a knife attached to its leg ready to take on an opponent when it inflicted serious injuries to the man’s groin as it
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Police rescue abducted Bayelsa civil servant, arrest 2 kidnappers

A female civil servant abducted by a four-man gang that seize unsuspecting car owners in Yenagoa has been rescued, whilst the abductors were trying to withdraw cash from her account on Friday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a Police team that rescued the victim arrested two members of the armed gang who
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Bandits kidnap schoolgirls in Jangebe, Zamfara

Suspected armed bandits raided a school dormitory in Zamfara overnight, a teacher and parent told AFP on Friday, raising fears of another mass kidnapping in the Northern region. Bandits kidnap schoolgirls in Jangebe, Zamfara “More than 300 girls are unaccounted for after a headcount of remaining students,” said a teacher at the Government Girls Secondary
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Nigerian kidnappers now ask for ransom payment in drugs ― NDLEA

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brigadier-General Buba Marwa (rtd) has expressed regret that the drugs abuse situation in the country is so bad that criminal elements especially kidnappers and armed bandits now ask for payment of ransoms in drugs. Consequently, he warned that unless the nation gets to the
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Bandits kill 18 villagers in Kaduna

Gangs of thieves have killed 18 people in several attacks in Kaduna state, a government official said Thursday. Gunmen on motorcycles stormed into several villages in Igabi and Chikun districts of Kaduna state on Tuesday and Wednesday, shooting residents, burning homes and stealing livestock, Samuel Aruwan, the state internal security commissioner, said. “Security agencies have
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Confusion as FUTO freshman allegedly hangs self

By Chinonso Alozie – Owerri A first-year student of the Federal University of Technology Owerri, FUTO, whose name was given as Daniel Uchenna Nwafor, of the Department of Chemistry, had taken his own life as he said to have allegedly hung himself to death in his room. Vanguard investigation revealed that the incident, happened on
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Taxi driver in court for allegedly swindling passenger of N63,000

A 50-year-old taxi driver, Francis Nwaoha, on Wednesday appeared in a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly swindling his customer of N63,000. Nwaoha, a resident of Shomolu area of Lagos is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, obtaining by false pretences and stealing. He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge. The prosecution
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Auto mechanic in court for allegedly knocking out customer’s tooth

A 27-year-old auto mechanic, Michael Adeniyi, on Wednesday appeared in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly beating up his customer and knocking out his tooth. The police charged Adeniyi, who resides in Agege, Lagos with obtaining money under false pretences and causing grievous harm. The prosecution counsel, ASP Raji Akeem, told the court that the
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Middle aged man tortured to death over missing goat

By Peter Duru The Chairman of Ushongo Local Government Area, LGA, of Benue state, Mr. Joseph Asawa has ordered an investigation into the alleged torture and death of a middle aged man, one Ordue Akume over a missing goat. According to a statement issued Tuesday by the Information Officer of the LGA, Mr. Edmund Igbawua,
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Cultists kill bricklayer in Delta

By Ochuko Akuopha SUSPECTED cultists have shot dead a bricklayer at Kwale, headquarters of Ndokwa West Local Government Area, Delta State. It was learned that the deceased, simply identified as Mr Jerry, was killed in the early hours of Monday at his residence around Utagba- Uno Street, Kwale. Sources said the deceased who is also
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Impersonation: Fake soldier bags six weeks jail term in Lagos

By Bose Adelaja A Lagos State Mobile Court weekend, arraigned and sentenced a fake soldier, Kabiru Mohammed, to six weeks imprisonment with payment of N40.000 as an option of fine, over assault and impersonation. Kabiru, 20, was arrested by the operatives of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce) during an enforcement
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Revenue touts assault policeman in Abia

By Ugochukwu Alaribe – Umuahia Touts allegedly working for a revenue contractor in Aba, Abia State, attacked the convoy of a popular industrialist and injured a policeman on his convoy along Okigwe road area of the city. Vanguard gathered that the touts had accosted the second vehicle in the convoy, thinking that it was conveying
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EndSARS: Man tells panel how 3 policemen killed 8 businessmen for money

– Seek N125million as compensation By Shina Abubakar – Osogbo A petitioner before the Osun Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality, Human Rights Violations and Related Extra Judicial Killings, Mr Sulaiman Badmus on Saturday narrated how three policemen gruesomely murdered eight travellers because of money. He added that the incident occurred at Obeira police
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