Showing posts with label Crime. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Crime. Show all posts

Friday, September 9, 2022

September 09, 2022

Kwara police arrest 23-year-old man for killing, burying 90-year-old-father over ATM card

Kwara State Police Command, yesterday, paraded 23-year-old  Ibrahim Hassan for killing his 90-year-old father, Sabi Ibrahim for not allowing him access to his ATM card.

The Guardian learnt that he committed the crime at Ajibesin Area, Oko-Olowo, Ilorin, on August 5, 2022.

The suspect had initially injected his father with heavy dosage of Paracetamol and other unknown substances to weaken him before borrowing a motorcycle to convey him to an abandoned building where he strangled him to death.

He committed the crime without the knowledge of his sister, Aishat, who in turn reported to the police about her missing father.

The suspect, after taking cover in Kaduna, according to the State’s Police Commissioner, Tuesday Assayamo, withdrew N59,000  with his late father’s ATM card before his eventual arrest.

According to Assayamo: “On August 5, one Aishat Ibrahim, ‘f’, reported a case of missing person (her father),  one Sabi Ibrahim, ‘m’,   a 90-year-old retired army corporal to the police Command. The circumstances of his disappearance elicited suspicion,  hence the resolve of the Command to get to the root of  it.

“Investigation into the matter led to the arrest of one Ibrahim Hassan ‘m’,  a biological son of the missing old man.

“During investigation, the suspect confessed to have administered Paracetamol injection mixed with other substances on his father, who became weak and dizzy after the injection. This, he did after coming from the bank where he took his father to renew and collect his ATM card.

“He took a motorcycle he borrowed to convey his father to an isolated uncompleted building and strangulated him to death. He dug a shallow grave where he buried his father after dispossessing him of the Wema Bank ATM card they went to the bank to collect.

“He escaped to Kaduna State and started withdrawing from his late father’s account. He withdrew a total sum of N59,000. He stated further that the purpose of killing his father was to dispossess him of the ATM card, since he already knew the pin. He also sold the borrowed motorcycle and eloped to Kaduna State where he was eventually arrested.”

The police boss added that the ATM card and the stolen motorcycle have been recovered while the suspect would soon be charged to court.


Thursday, September 1, 2022

September 01, 2022

Horror As Woman Keep Decomposing Bodies Of Her Two Children She Murdered

The police have arrested a 31-year-old Brazillian mother on suspicion of murder after her young children's decomposing bodies were found on her bed. Eliara Paz Nardes is alleged to have killed her nine-year-old daughter Alice Nardes de Oliveira and three-year-old son Joaquim Nardes Jardins two weeks before their bodies were discovered. Police uncovered the children's bodies on Saturday, August 27, after Mrs Nardes reportedly contacted a lawyer to confess to the killings. The lawyer informed the authorities, who raided Mrs Nardes' flat in Guarapuava, Parana, and discovered two bodies that tests later suggested had been dead for 14 days.

Police say that the bodies were lying on Mrs Nardes' bed with a blanket placed over them in a bid to conceal the smell. Officers have said that the accused had told them that she felt unable to continue providing for her kids – who had different fathers - either emotionally or financially, and had planned to commit su#cide afterwards but had not gone through with it.

The Sun reported police spokesperson Ana Hass as saying: "When we entered the apartment, in her room, we found the children lying down. They looked like they were sleeping in the bed, but they were already dead and in an advanced state of decomposition.

"She said the boy was killed by suffocation with a pillow and, later, the girl was strangled with a scarf, but we are waiting for a report to confirm this. The suspect would have committed the crimes against her own children 14, 15 days ago.

"She claimed she was very tired and alone, and could no longer afford to raise her children, not just financially but also emotionally. As a result, she said she intended to kill herself, but as the children had no one to count on, according to her, she ended up killing them first."

Police said that Mrs Nardes claimed to have killed the children on the same day as they were discovered, but evidence suggested that the boy had died on August 13 with his sister being killed four days later. Officers said that Mrs Nardes had previously worked and lived a normal life. She now faces a number of charges including murder, concealing the bodies and procedural fraud.


Monday, August 29, 2022

August 29, 2022

Husband who killed his wife with a hockey stick and cut off her head has been jailed

The husband who brutally murdered his wife with a hockey stick and then severed her head during lockdown has been jailed.

Kaushik Kumar Solanki, 55, pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the basis of diminished responsibility for the April 2017 murder of his wife, Manisha, 49, at their house in Humberstone, Leicester.

After the incident, Solanki leaped from a cliff at Hunstanton, Norfolk, into the rocks below, where he suffered a severe head damage, broken arms and legs, and was found with his face’smashed’ by rescue personnel.

He blamed the Covid-19 lockdowns for his failing marriage to Manisha, since the pair was in the process of divorcing and the restrictions ‘worsened his mental health’

The corpse of Manisha was discovered in the utility room two hours after Solanki jumped from the cliff.

As she attempted to protect herself, she got a significant fracture on the right side of her head, as well as fractures on both wrists and forearms.

According to LeicestershireLive, police soon connected Manisha’s murder to the finding of a severely wounded Solanki on the Norfolk shore.

Gordon Aspen QC, prosecuting, said their marriage had started to crumble in 2016 and by the time of the murder a ‘truly toxic and acrimonious situation existed between them’.

Prior to the incident, Leicestershire Police had attended the couple’s residence on many times in response to accusations of domestic violence and even urged the pair to divorce.

Judge Timothy Spencer QC heard a list of sixteen reasons why the couple’s marriage was so difficult, such as their kids attending college and the start of lockdowns.

Kaushik’s defence included displaying a video of his wife beating and cursing at him in court, but the judge said that Kaushik’s behaviour in the video would have been altered by his knowledge that it would be revealed to the police.

Manisha worked with children with special education requirements at Leicester College, and Solanki drove handicapped individuals for Leicester City Council.

After the guilty plea, Detective Inspector Jenni Heggs from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU) major crime team, said: ‘First and foremost, my thoughts are with friends and family of the Solankis at this very difficult time.

‘During our investigation, it was determined that Kaushik Solanki was suffering from an abnormality of mental functioning which led to him taking his wife’s life. While I appreciate today’s outcome will not bring Manisha back, I hope it will provide a degree of closure and allow them to move on with their lives.’

August 29, 2022

18 killed in western DR Congo clashes

Eighteen people were killed in clashes between two communities in western Democratic Republic of Congo earlier this month, according to a government report seen by AFP Sunday.

Fighting broke out between the Yaka and Teke people following a dispute over taxes and land, people in Mai-Ndombe province told AFP.

Members of the Teke community consider themselves the original inhabitants of villages spread over 200 kilometres (124 miles) along the Congo River.

In early August there was knifepoint fighting with the Yaka community, who settled afterwards, in the town of Kwamouth, about 100 kilometres from the capital Kinshasa.

“In the conflict between the Yaka and Teke in the province of Mai-Ndombe, 18 people were killed, including nine on the side of Yaka of Masia, including the chief of the land and his wife,” said Culture Minister Catherine Kathungu in the minutes of the Council of Ministers.

She added: “175 houses were burnt down and an AK47 weapon belonging to an element of the Congolese National Police was taken away by the Teke assailants”.

Rita Bola, the governor of Mai-Ndombe province, said Kwamouth was “calm now”.

“The army is now deployed all around to secure the population”, Bola said.

Members of the Yaka community had refused to pay a “customary royalty” to traditional Teke chiefs, said Abbe Felicien Boduka, president of the Justice and Peace Commission of the diocese of Inongo in Mai-Ndombe.

“We Yaka no longer wanted to pay this tax because the Constitution allows Congolese to settle freely anywhere on the national territory,” Gregoire Losoto, a development worker who abandoned his cassava fields and fish ponds in Kwamouth told AFP.

“The situation worsened in August because the Yaka installed their customary chief to replace a former Teke customary chief,” he said.

The Yaka chief and his wife were killed “by assailants”, according to several witnesses interviewed by AFP.

Friday, August 26, 2022

August 26, 2022

‘200 suspects arrested, 50 illegal refineries destroyed’

Operatives of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps have arrested about 200 suspects, destroyed 50 illegal refineries and recovered 300 trucks within a year.

The corps’ Commandant General, Ahmed Audi, stated this during an interactive session with journalists at a meeting with state commandants and heads of anti-vandal units of the NSCDC, at the Corps Headquarters in Abuja on Friday.

Audi said, “The civil defence has been living up to expectations. We have so far within one year of my administration arrested 200 suspects, recovered 300 trucks, and destroyed 50 illegal refineries.

“Oil theft and illegal bunkering is on the rise but we are on it and that is why we scheduled the meeting to proffer solutions to resolve the menace.’’

Audi also noted that the Federal Government was worried about the spate of oil theft across the country, adding that the president had ordered immediate implementation of policies to checkmate crime, and eradicate cases of oil theft, bunkering, and pipeline vandalisation and other critical national assets.

Urging operatives of the corps to carry out their duties properly, he noted that anyone found culpable would be sanctioned.

He stated, “There are indications that some of the anti-vandal units in some state commands have been found wanting in discharging their duties. We are getting reports of compromise. We have instituted a panel of inquiry and anybody who is found culpable will be severely sanctioned.’’


Friday, August 19, 2022

August 19, 2022

Police uncover ‘shrine’ with 20 corpses, suspects kick

The Edo State Police Command has arrested four suspects in connection with 20 mummified bodies discovered in a house in Asoro Slope, Ekenhua Road, Uzebu Quarters, Benin.

The police, after discovering a shrine in the building, designated it a ritual site.

When PUNCH Metro visited the scene on Thursday, officers from the legal department of the command, in company with the police spokesman, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, were seen in the building.

The team, however, declined comment on the matter.

A refrigerator, the mummified bodies with mortuary tags, an area that looked like a shrine, a bedroom and a stretcher were found in the uncompleted building.

The area, which was condoned off, was heavily guarded by men of the Edo State Security Network, while residents thronged the scene to catch a glimpse of the building.

One of the suspects, Chimobi Okoewu, who said he was supervising POP work in the building, said it was a proposed mortuary.

He said, “I was supervising the POP work in the building. The corpses they found there were the ones they transferred from the place they were kept before to this new place.

“The owner of the place is a mortician. He was told by his landlord to pack out of his former place.  So, he decided to relocate the corpses to his permanent site, which is his personal building. He was in a rented apartment before now.”

However, another suspect, Gideon Friday, who claimed to have applied for the job of a driver, said he came to check if his application was successful.

He said, “I came to check if my application was granted having applied for a driving job here. So, when I got to this place to ask for the director, some community people came and started beating me up.

“I told those that were beating me that I only came to check if my application had been granted but the community people didn’t listen and kept beating me. They later took me to a police station.”

The third suspect, Samuel Okoh, said the owner of the building was his boss.

“My boss had to relocate from where he was because the roof was linking, so he decided to relocate to his permanent site,” he added.

Earlier, the state Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Jennifer Iwegbu, in a statement, said the suspected shrine was discovered on Wednesday.

“At the scene, three suspects, Chimaobi Okoewu and Oko Samuel, both of Afikpo, Ebonyi State, and Gideon Sunday, of Akwa-Ibom State, were arrested, while others fled. An intensive effort is ongoing to arrest the fleeing suspects, while another was arrested on Thursday.

“Fifteen male corpses, three female corpses and female children corpses were discovered at the scene,” the statement added. Punchng

Friday, August 12, 2022

August 12, 2022

Osun police arrest kidnappers of popular Osun businesswoman, Ero Arike

The Osun State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of three persons connected to the kidnapping of Osun businesswoman, Falilat Oyetunji, popularly known as Ero Arike.

Oyetunji, DAILY POST gathered, was kidnapped at Temidire area, Olorunda village, Iragbiji, Boripe Local Government where she went to visit her mother, on Tuesday, August 8, 2022.

But the businessman was rescued by policemen about 20 minutes after she was kidnapped.

In a statement made available by Yemisi Opalola, the Osun State Police Command spokesperson, she confirmed that Oyetunji had been pre-warned on Saturday, August 6, of plans to kidnap her.

The mastermind of the plan, Opalola revealed was one Basiru, a former staff member of Ero Arike Company, and an indigene of Iragbiji.

Two persons of Northern extraction were also involved in the plan to have Oyetunji kidnapped.

According to the statement, “It was in the early hours of Saturday, 6th August, 2022, that an informant, (name withheld) came to inform Mrs Fasilat Oyetunji, ERO ARIKE that he saw some people, led by the former staff of her ERO ARIKE company, one Basiru, from Iragbiji arranging and planning how to kidnap her, then, she came to inform the police about it.

“The Police operatives of the anti-kidnapping squad Osogbo were detailed for the assignment and the surveillance was emplaced.

“The informant was asked to play along with the kidnappers. Today, when consummating their plan, men from the anti-kidnapping squad swung into action and nabbed the three suspects while their driver disappeared with the vehicle they brought for the operation.”

Opalola disclosed that two dane guns, one long knife and a jackknife were recovered from the suspects.

One of the suspects, who inflicted an injury on himself on his stomach, with the jackknife, the police spokesperson stated, has been taken to the Osun State University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo for treatment.

She, however, stated that investigation on the matter was still ongoing. Dailypost 

August 12, 2022

Soludo suspends LG Chairman over alleged killing of wife

Anambra State governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo has suspended the transition committee chairman of Nnewi North Local Government Area, Hon Mbazulike Iloka.

Iloka, who is popularly known as Mba Mba, was suspended over the circumstances surrounding his wife’s death last Sunday morning.

Iloka’s wife, Chidiebere, was said to have slumped and died on Sunday morning, after serving her husband breakfast.

But those who know the coupe insisted that Iloka may have killed his wife, as he has a record of consistently battering her.

Signs of violence was also found on her body, while a huge wound on her head aroused suspicion, leading to public outcry over her death.

In a letter of suspension, which was signed by Anambra State Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community Affair, Tony Collins Nwabunwanne, the chairman was asked to hand over to the head of Local Government administration, to avoid interfering in investigation.

The letter read: “Following the sad news of the death of your wife, late Mrs Chidiebere Iloka on 7th August 2022, there have been a massive outcry over the circumstances leading to her death, including alleged possible homicide.

“While you are presumed innocent until the completion of investigations, it has become imperative that you step aside to allow unfettered investigation and justice.

“Consequently, you are directed to step aside and to hand over the affairs of the local government to the head of local government administration, not later that 12th August 2022, until further notice.”

Iloka has only recently been appointed chairman of the local government. He has only been in office for about a week before his eventual removal. Dailypost 

Monday, August 8, 2022

August 08, 2022

Police arrest Lagos fraudster who disguise as passenger, hunts others

The police in Lagos have arrested a 34-year-old man, Emmanuel Rowland for alleged fraud.

The suspect was arrested by police operatives from the Ipakodo Division of the state command.

Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin said Rowland was taken into custody after an alarm was raised.

The suspect and others (at large) are accused of duping commuters who board their vehicle.

“The suspect, alongside others, while operating in a Volkswagen Jetta Saloon car, with registration number JJJ 27 DG, disguised as driver and passengers.

“They picked unsuspecting passengers, and started discussions about some money purportedly kept in their vehicle boot.”

Rwoland confessed that he started the crime in January 2022 and was arrested on his sixth outing.

The PRO added that a manhunt was underway to track fleeing gang members and other perpetrators of such crime.

Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi has directed that the case be further investigated ahead of prosecution. Dailypost 

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

April 26, 2022

'I thought he was an antelope' - Hunter arrested for shooting Imam dead

The Police in Osun have arrested a hunter for the death of an Imam, Adegun Yusuf.

The 78-year-old Islamic cleric was a resident of Alaguntan village in Orile-Owu, Aiyedaade Local Government Area.

The suspect claimed that he mistook the deceased for an antelope, NAN reports.

Police Public Relations Officer, SP Yemisi Opalola paraded him and others in Osogbo on Tuesday.

The spokesperson said on April 17, at about 11:30 a.m, a complainant from the Ogbere Oloba area of Ibadan reported the matter at a police station.

The citizen said his father, the Imam of Alaguntan, was shot dead by a hunter from the same village.

Opaola said the shooter confessed to the alleged crime which occurred when he was on a hunting expedition.

“He saw an antelope in the bush, which he shot at with his dane gun; he was surprised when he went to pick the antelope and met Baba Imam on the ground.”

The suspect would be charged to court after the completion of investigation. Dailypost 

Sunday, January 9, 2022

January 09, 2022

Katsina Man Removes House Roof For Sale To Raise Ransom For Son’s Release From Bandits’ Captivity

Afarmer identified as Saidu Faskari in Katsina State has removed his house’s roofing sheet to sell in a bid to gather ransom money for the release of his eldest son kidnapped by bandits.

A local journalist working with an online news website, Katsina Daily Post News, Ibrahim Bawa, posted a video clip and 

pictures of the man while his roofing sheet was being removed.

It was learnt that the farmer himself was kidnapped in December in Faskari Local Government Area and spent 13 days with 

the bandits.

When his son went to pay the N50,000 ransom, the bandits released the old man and kidnapped his son.

“They are now demanding a N100,000 ransom from the old man. In the video clip,” Faskari was heard saying he was doing it 

for his son.

He continued, “They (bandits) kidnapped my son day before yesterday (Thursday). He had gone to pay the ransom money for my 

release. I spent 13 days in their den. When my children gathered the N50,000 one of my sons was asked to take the ransom 

but the bandits released me and apprehended him. I don’t even have what to eat not to talk of the money to go and pay 


Katsina, despite being the home state of President Muhammadu Buhari, has witnessed sporadic attacks by bandits and 

kidnappers that have claimed the lives of many.
Over 700 people have been reportedly killed by the gunmen in Jibia, Kankara, Dutsinma, Musawa, Danmusa and Safana local 

government areas of the state in the last five months.
On December 11, 2020, some bandits kidnapped 344 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, while Buhari 

was on a visit to the state. 

They were released about a week later.
Also on December 19, 84 Islamiyya students of Hizburrahim Islamiyya in Mahuta Village under Dandume Local Government Area 

of the state were abducted but rescued shortly after. Saharareporters

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

September 22, 2021

My Boss Directs Me To Kill Christians During Religious Crisis In Jos – Suspect

The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested a suspect identified as Sanusi Lauwali, for alleged kidnapping and armed robbery.

The suspect also confessed to have killed five people during the religious crises in Jos, Plateau State.

Lauwali disclosed this while being paraded by the state commissioner of police, Sylvester Alabi, at the state command headquarters.

The suspect disclosed that anytime there is a religious crisis in the state, his boss gives them guns to kill Christians.

He further stated that he does not know the exact number of people he has killed, but they are not less than five persons.

He said, “I cannot remember how many people I have killed, they are not up to 10, but I think they are at least five people.

“I killed these people during religious crises in Plateau State. These are the people I shot and killed.”

The suspect when asked where he gets the gun he uses during the attack said, “It is our boss that gives us the guns.

”I live in Tunga village outside Jos, but anytime there is a crisis, he will send us to the place to go and kill Christians.

“I ran away and went back to my hometown in Ningi (Local Government Area), for about one year now.

“It was when I went back that they informed security agents who arrested me; although I know I am guilty of what they are accusing me of.”

The Commissioner of Police noted that the suspect who is from Gudale village Ningi LGA Bauchi state is a suspected serial kidnapper and armed robber.

He disclosed that he was apprehended on 12th September 2021 around 5 pm, through intelligence.

Alabi said, “His gang members include one Ali, one Bammi and welcome (real name not yet known).

“He confirmed to have benefited the sum of N250,000 as his share from the proceeds of crime they collected from their kidnapped victim at Dabar Tsintsiya village.”

The commissioner disclosed that an investigation is ongoing to apprehend other accomplices. Naijanews

Saturday, December 12, 2020

December 12, 2020

US Donates Surveillance Equipment to Nigerian Navy To Curb Crime


The United States on Friday donated a shipment of surveillance equipment to the Nigerian Navy in Lagos State, saying the maritime security equipment would help to secure the maritime environment and fight crimes.

The equipment, worth $180,000, would help to upgrade the anti-piracy and nautical security functions of the country’s Regional Maritime Awareness Capability.

According to the US Mission in Nigeria in a statement on Friday, the security equipment comprises a “selection of best-in-class sensors and radars, communications and networking equipment, thermal-imaging cameras and software, which have been integrated to improve the Nigerian Navy’ capacity to track and counter marine threats through its RMAC.”

Handing over the consignment at the Nigerian Naval Station Beecroft, U.S. Consul General Claire Pierangelo, highlighted the US Government’s continued support of Nigeria’s maritime security.

Pierangelo said, “The United States is committed to supporting the Nigerian Navy in its efforts towards securing not only your territorial waters but the larger Gulf of Guinea. The equipment we have here today is part of the RMAC that began in 2006, aimed at enhancing the Nigerian Navy’s capacity to monitor and respond to the diverse maritime threats in your waters and the Gulf of Guinea.

“We previously transferred two ex-U.S. Coast Guard Cutters to the Nigerian Navy, now known as NNS OKPABANA and NNS THUNDER, which are proving to be key elements of your anti-piracy and maritime security efforts.”

Rear Admiral Tanko Pani, Chief Staff Officer, Western Naval Command, Lagos, who received the surveillance equipment on behalf of the Nigerian Navy, commented on the long-standing security cooperation between the United States and Nigeria.

He noted that the equipment would have an impact on the Navy’s maritime defence capabilities. Saharareporters

Sunday, October 4, 2020

October 04, 2020

Man blames demons for sodomising 3 boys in Anambra

A 46-year- old man, Michael Nwoha, has been arrested for allegedly defiling three under aged boys in Nkwelle Ezunaka in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The suspect, a native of Uzuakoli in Bende Local Government Area of Abia who resides at No.10 Uke Street 3-3, reportedly had carnal knowledge of the victims at different occasions.

The Nation gathered that the suspect blamed the act on demons when arrested.

Confirming the incident, Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed said the suspect would be arraigned after investigations.

He said: “On the 2/10/2020 at about 8:30pm, following a tip off, Police detectives attached to 3-3 Division arrested one Michael Nwoha ‘m’ aged 46years native of Uzuakoli in Bende LGA of Abia State but resides at No. 10 Uke Street 3-3 Nkwelle Ezunaka in Oyi LGA of Anambra State.

“Suspect allegedly had carnal knowledge against the order of nature with three small boys of between 6, 14 and 17years on different occasions.

“Suspect has equally made a voluntary confessional statement to the police and blamed his act on demons.

“Meanwhile, scene of crime was visited by Police detectives and three victims, all boys were taken to the hospital for medical examination.

“Consequently, the Commissioner of Police, John Abang has ordered for immediate transfer of the case to the State Criminal investigation Department (CID) for discreet investigation after which the suspect would be brought to book.” Thenationonlineng
October 04, 2020

In Osun: NSCDC official shoots DSS operative dead

An official of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), identified as Sunday Dade, reportedly shot dead an operative of Department of State Services (DSS) named Seyi Adebowale in Osun State, The Nation learnt.

It was gathered that Adebowale was shot in Kuta, Ayedire Local Government Area in the palace of the traditional ruler after the commissioning of a bridge built by the Nigeria Army which was flagged off by Osun State Governor, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola and the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, on September 15, 2020.

The NSCDC official, Dade, was said to have been shooting sporadically to express his joy after the programme of the day but unfortunately one of the bullets he fired hit Adebowale.

A source told The Nation that Adebowale was rushed to the General Hospital, Iwo, before he was referred Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo where he was operated twice before he eventually died.

The spokesperson of NSCDC, Osun Command, Mr Adigun Daniel, confirmed the incident yesterday on phone, saying, “It was an operational error and it is very unfortunate. The official involved is going through a trial.” Thenationonlineng


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