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Four men remanded for impersonating Lagos environmental officers

Four men, who allegedly impersonated officials of the Lagos State Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources officials, have been remanded in a custodial centre by the state mobile court. It was gathered that the suspects, Afolayan Nurudeen, Fowowe Oluseyi, Kayode Olaleye and Muibi Babatunde, allegedly used fake documents to extort money from unsuspecting members...

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Lagos hospital ambulance plying one way crushes technician

A technician, Ismaila Bakare, is battling for his life after an ambulance attached to the Ajah General Hospital, Lagos State, ran over him at the Lekki Phase 1 in the Eti-Osa Local Government Area of the state. PUNCH Metro gathered that Bakare was on his way to meet a customer last Saturday when the ambulance...

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Residents accuse Enugu firm of polluting community water

The people of Nomeh community in the Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State have decried the pollution of their stream, Nvuna, with industrial and chemical waste. The community alleged that an ethanol producing factory, D-HAP Enterprises Services Limited, was behind their ordeal. Speaking to our correspondent, the Councillor of Nomeh Ward, Chinwolu Anichukwu,...

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Imo lawyer abducted, policewoman shot during attack dies

The policewoman shot during an attack on the Isiala Mbano divisional police headquarters, Imo State, on Saturday, is dead. PUNCH Metro gathered that the victim died on Sunday at a hospital where she was rushed to after some gunmen attacked and razed the police facility. A top source confirmed the death to our correspondent on...

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Command arrests two, recovers baby’s corpse in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command on Sunday said it recovered the corpse of a day-old baby around the Ayinke Hospital, along Airport Road in the Ikeja area of the state. A spokesman for the command, Muyiwa Adejobi, in a statement, said the police recovered the corpse on Saturday after receiving a call from the security...

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Police arrest gang leader of car-snatching syndicate in Enugu

The Enugu State Police Command has arrested the suspected leader of a car-snatching syndicate terrorising motorists on the Enugu-Port Harcourt Road, Chinaza Nworie. The suspect, our correspondent gathered, was arrested at the Enugu office of the Federal Road Safety Corps while trying to register a Lexus ES 350 snatched from its owner at gunpoint. The...

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Again, gunmen attack police station in Anambra

Gunmen on Sunday attacked a police station in Mgbakwu in the Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State. A source told our correspondent that the hoodlums carted away some arms and ammunition during the attack. This brings the number of attacked police stations in the state within one week to four. Anambra State, for...

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Herbalist, artisan arrested for allegedly killing Ogun housewife for ritual

Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 29-year-old herbalist, Baoku Gbuyi, and a 27-year-old bricklayer, Olamide Odulaja, for  allegedly killing a housewife, Modupeola Folorunsho, and her four-year-old  son, Peter, for a money-making ritual. The suspects were arrested following a report by the head of the family, Abiola Folorunsho, that his wife and...

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Man kills Delta vigilante with machete over land dispute

A vigilante in Agbarha-Otor community in the Ugheli North Local Government Area of Delta State, Mr John Aregbor, has been killed over a land dispute. PUNCH Metro gathered that the victim was in the midst of some persons on the disputed land when he was hacked to death with a machete. A community source said...

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Gunmen attack fourth Anambra police station in one week

Gunmen on Sunday attacked a police station in Mgbakwu in the Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State. A source told our correspondent that they carted away some arms and ammunition during the attack. This brought to four police stations attacked in similar circumstances within a week in the state. Anambra State, for two...

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Two beheaded, man shot dead in Anambra, Osun cult clashes

Three persons have been killed in separate cult attacks in Anambra and Osun states with two of the victims beheaded while the third was shot dead. Some suspected cult members on Saturday shot a man simply identified as ‘Pepper’ to death at Ita-Olokan area of Osogbo, Osun State. The incident caused panic in the area,...

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Police probe teenager’s stabbing of brother to death in Ondo

Tragedy struck in Igbokoda, the headquarters of Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State as an 18-year-old girl, Idowu Biletiri, have reportedly stabbed her elder brother, Kehinde Biletiri, to death Sunday PUNCH gathered that Idowu allegedly killed her brother during a hot argument. The argument was said to have started when the deceased questioned the...

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Lagos carpenter flees after allegedly defiling customer’s daughter

A carpenter on Shittu Bashiru Street, Isheri Oshun area of Lagos is on the run after he was accused of defiling an 11-year-old girl. The suspect, simply named as Wasiu, reportedly molested the girl on Thursday, February 25, while he was fixing a kitchen cabinet at the minor parents’ house in the community. Our correspondent...

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Police commence investigation as gunmen attack another Imo divisional station, injure cop

The Imo State Police Command said on Saturday it launched an investigation into the attack on Isiala Mbano Divisional Police headquarters located at Umuelemai. The police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, who confirmed the attack on the police facility, said that no rifle was carted away by the attackers. Ikeokwu also said that the...

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Rivers woman bags two-year jail term for stealing N238,000

A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has sentenced one Blessing Adunun to two years imprisonment for stealing by conversion to the tune of N238, 000.00. She was convicted on Friday, March 19, 2021 after pleading “guilty” to a one-count amended charge, following her arraignment by the Port Harcourt Zonal Office of...

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Gunmen kidnap Ogun community leader Omotayo

Gunmen, on Saturday, kidnapped a community leader at Imope, in the Ijebu-North Local Government Area of Ogun State, Tajudeen Omotayo. Omotayo, who was popularly called Oba Alade meta (king with three crowns) of Imope town near Ijebu-Igbo was kidnapped by gunmen on Saturday afternoon. According to a source, who is a resident of the town,...

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Gunmen kidnap Ogun community leader at Ijebu-Ode

Gunmen, on Saturday, kidnapped a community leader at Imope, in the Ijebu-North Local Government Area of Ogun State, Tajudeen Omotayo. Omotayo, who was popularly called Oba Alade meta (king with three crowns) of Imope town near Ijebu-Igbo was kidnapped by gunmen on Saturday afternoon. According to a source, who is a resident of the town,...

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BREAKING: Again, gunmen raze Imo police divisional headquarters, free suspects

Gunmen on Saturday night razed the Isiala Mbano Divisional Headquarters located at Umuelemai in Imo State. The gunmen, who freed suspects held in the detention facility, invaded the divisional headquarters armoury and carted away arms. Our correspondent gathered that gunmen on arrival condoned off the Divisional Headquarters located at Umueze Road and opened fire. According...

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Again, gunmen raze Imo police divisional headquarters, free suspects

Gunmen on Saturday night razed the Isiala Mbano Divisional Headquarters located at Umuelemai in Imo State. The gunmen, who freed suspects held in the detention facility, invaded the divisional headquarters armoury and carted away arms. Our correspondent gathered that gunmen on arrival condoned off the Divisional Headquarters located at Umueze Road and opened fire. According...

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AK-47: Zamfara police arrest gunrunner, Adamu

Zamfara State Police Command has arrested a suspected gunrunner, Ibrahim Adamu, who was in possession of over one million naira meant for the purchase of AK-47 rifles. In a statement, the state’s Police Commissioner, CP Abutu Yaro, said, “On 18th March, 2021, one Ibrahim Adamu (aka Gado) after a credible information revealed that himself and...

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Delta police arrest fake DSS officer for fraud

A fake officer of the Department of State Security, James Oludare, who defrauded his victim, Ebiwori Opori, of N720, 000 under the pretense of releasing the victim from correctional custody has been arrested. The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe who told The PUNCH, said the victim reported Oludare. [READ ALSO] Dollar scarcity: Parents...

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Three nabbed for robbing UK returnee, neighbour of valuables worth N14m

Three suspected members of a robbery gang operating in Ayobo, Ishefu, Baruwa and Gowon Estate areas of Lagos State, have been nabbed for allegedly dispossessing a United Kingdom returnee and his neighbour of cash and other valuables estimated at N14m. The UK returnee identified simply as Tobi and his next door neighbour, Okeowo, were reportedly...

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Imo accident victim stranded in hospital over N400,000 bill

An official of the Imo State Civil Guard, Chibuike Odunze, is overstaying his admission at the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, Imo State as he is unable to pay a hospital bill of N403,565. City Round learnt that Odunze had been discharged since January but could not go home due to a bill he owed. He...

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