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Police arrest 26-year-old man for stealing phone from altar

The police on Monday arrested a 26 -year -old man, Toyin Sunday, at a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court near Lagos for allegedly stealing a mobile phone worth N7000 from a church. The accused, whose address was not mentioned, is facing a charge of stealing. The prosecutor, Insp. Akpan Ikem, told …

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Retired military officer killed, set ablaze in Edo

A retired military officer identified as Major Afisatu Ajuya has been killed and her body and apartment set ablaze by her security guard on Sunday in Ugbor area, GRA Benin, Edo State capital. The security guard whose name has not been made known and eight others who committed the crime …

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Man remanded for allegedly raping his daughter

A 45-year old carpenter, Olumide Akinleye, who allegedly cohabited with and raped his own daughter, is to remain behind bars pending judgment, an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court ordered in Ibadan on Friday. Magistrate Modina Akanni, who gave the ruling, said Akinleye should be kept in police custody until when hearing …

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Gunmen storm Lagos home of Mr Ibu, cart away N14.3m

Armed robbers on Saturday morning stormed the Festac, Lagos home of Nollywood comedian, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu. They reportedly made away with N14.3 million in cash as well as property. The comic actor confirmed the incident to Premium Times and added that it has been reported to …

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Indian police probe reporter after data leak story

Indian police are investigating the reporter behind a story on alleged leaks from a government database containing the personal details of more than a billion people, sparking accusations of media censorship. Police said Monday they were investigating a complaint of cheating, forgery and impersonation against the journalist, who reported last …

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Policemen escort Burna Boy in SUV after arraignment

A drama played out at the Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, Lagos State, on Monday as the embattled hip hop artiste, Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy, was arraigned. The suspect was brought into the courtroom by the Investigating Police Officer, Sergeant Olagunju Olatunji, when the court was about to sit and was …

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Burna Boy in police custody for alleged robbery

Burna Boy has finally turned himself in after being declared wanted by the Lagos State police command for two months. The singer reported to the command headquarters in Ikeja at about 5 p.m. on Friday to state his side of the story as well as address the allegations of his …

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Gunmen storm EFCC boss’ house, kill Policeman

Unidentified gunmen on Tuesday night at about 10pm invaded a bungalow farmhouse in Karshi, a suburb of Abuja belonging to the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu. A policeman who was protecting the property was killed during the attack.

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Man allegedly stabs attendant for forbidding smoking in filling station

An unemployed man, Bala Lawal, who allegedly stabbed an attendant for stopping him from smoking in a petrol station, on Friday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court. Twenty-three-year-old Lawal, who resides on Lawal Street, Mangoro, Agege, Lagos, is standing trial for assault. The prosecutor, Sgt. Mike Unah, told the court …

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