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Police arrest 3 over alleged child theft in Edo

The Edo State Police Command has arrested three members of a syndicate which allegedly specialises in child theft and sale, and operating an illegal orphanage in Benin. DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, disclosed this in a statement issued in Benin on Friday. Nwabuzor said that the command in its efforts to rid…

Police parade 25 suspected criminals in Kogi

The Kogi State Police Command paraded 25 criminal suspects, who specialise in armed robbery, kidnapping, car snatching and cannibalization of stolen vehicles. Parading the suspects at the headquarters of the command, the Kogi State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hakem Busari, said the arrest was made possible through a proactive strategies rooted in intelligence-led policing and…

Recruitment: NNPC holds CBT for shortlisted candidates June 1

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says all shortlisted candidates for its recruitment will sit for Computer Based Testing (CBT) on Saturday, June 1, 2019 across the Country. Mr Ndu Ughamadu, the corporation’s spokesman, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday. He said that the scheduled CBT for shortlisted candidates marked the third…

Lagos CP parades 159 suspects, launches Operation Puff Adder

The Commissioner of Police (CP) in Lagos State, Muazu Zubairu, on Thursday paraded 159 suspected criminals as he launched Operation Puff Adder, aimed at fighting crimes in the state. Zubairu, while parading the suspects at the state Police Command Headquarters, Ikeja, said various arms and ammunition were recovered from the suspects who were picked up…

Armed men abduct film maker, demand N10m ransom

A renowned film maker and media practitioner Salisu Muazu, has been abducted by some armed men on Thursday evening on Kaduna-Jos road. Confirming the incidence on Friday, the elder brother of the victim who is also a film maker, Sani Muazu, said they were travelling together with two other persons at the time of the…

NSCDC arrests 2 over intercourse in public

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it has arrested two teenagers in Maiduguri, Borno State, over illicit intercourse in public. The Commandant of the Corps, Mr Abdullahi Ibrahim, on Friday, said the suspects were arrested on May 21 at Abbaganaram area of Maiduguri. Abdullahi disclosed that the suspects were 20 year-old man…

Human trafficking: Edo Taskforce receives 4,764 returnees

The Edo Taskforce Against Human Trafficking and Irregular Migration said it had received 4,764 trafficked human returnees since its inception more than two years ago. Prof. Yinka Omorogbe, Chairperson of the taskforce and the State Attorney General disclosed this on Thursday at a one-day workshop for female journalists. The worskshop was organised by the Edo…

NDLEA apprehends two suspected hard currency smugglers in Abuja

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it had apprehended two suspected hard currency smugglers at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The suspects are: Obasi Chidi from Enugu State, and Nebo Lloyd from Abia State. The agency made this known in a statement by its Head, Public Affairs Unit, Mr Jonah Achema, on…

How orphanage sold girl for N850,000 in Enugu

Men of the Edo State Police Command have recovered a child, Christabel Omokpia in Enugu State who was sold for N850,000 by an orphanage in Rivers State. Christabel was two years old when she and her sister, Amanda, were stolen away from Utesi village in Ovia North East local government area by two female tenants…

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