Yoruba Nation: Lagos police charge Tajudeen Bakare with Jumoke Oyeleke’s murder

One of the 48 Yoruba Nation protesters arrested by the police, Tajudeen Bakare, has been charged with the murder of a sachet water seller, Jumoke Oyeleke. The sachet water seller reportedly died from a stray bullet during the Yoruba self-determination protest held on July 3 in Ojota, Lagos. The 48 protesters who were arrested on the same day were charged before a Magistrate Court sitting in Yaba by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu. This is according to a statement signed by the Communications Manager, Ilana Omo…

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How I stabbed Super TV CEO to death, 21-year-old UNILAG student speaks

A 21-year-old undergraduate of the University of Lagos, Chidinma Ojukwu, has narrated how she stabbed the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga, to death in the Lekki area of Lagos State. She spoke at the Lagos State Police Command headquarters in Ikeja on Thursday after she was paraded as a suspect by the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu. Odumosu said Ojukwu was arrested at her parents’ residence in the Yaba area of the state on Wednesday night. Ojukwu, a 300-level student of Mass Communication, said she had…

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Bandits kill one, injure two others in Plateau

Rampaging gunmen suspected to be killer herdsmen in Riyom local government area of Plateau State on Sunday ambushed three youths, killed one person and injured two others. A source close to the local government revealed that the incident occurred at Riyom-Kum road of the local government at about 9:00 pm adding that the three youths were ambushed by the gunmen who have been terrorising the council area. According to the source, one Bitrus Chollom aged 36 was hacked to death while the two others – Isaac David and Emmanuel Davou…

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Herdsmen kill one, abduct many travellers in Osun

There was palpable fear along Osogbo/Ibokun road on Tuesday night as some suspected herdsmen abducted travellers along the route. The Nation gathered the incident occurred around 7:30 pm after Aje Bamidele village in Obokun Local Government Area, Osun State. A villager, who does not want to be named, told The Nation: “We heard several gunshots and we saw that vehicles plying the road are making U-turn. “I got to know that they killed one traveller while they abducted others.” The Field Commander of Osun State Amotekun Corps, Comrade Amitolu Shittu,…

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10-Year-Old Armed Robber Arrested In Edo

Omoruye said his brother taught him how to shoot a pistol and so far he had killed two people during the course of robbery. A10-year-old boy, Monday Omoruye, who lives at Ring Road in Edo State has been arrested by security operatives for his involvement in crime activities. In a video that has now gone viral, Omoruye confessed that he was introduced to robbery by his brother and that he had carried out four robbery operations so far. When asked where he got his weapons from, he said during the…

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NDLEA seizes over N1b worth of cannabis in Edo State

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Edo Command, says it has discovered a suspected cannabis warehouse in Ukpuje forest in Owan West Local Government Area of the state. Mr Buba Wakawa, the state commander of the agency, announced this at a news conference on Saturday in Benin. Wakawa alleged that the suspected illicit drug village had four large cannabis warehouses with 233,778 kilogrammes of dried weeds suspected to be cannabis. He said that the substance had an estimated street value of more than N1.4 billion. He also said that…

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Cyber Crimes: EFCC Arrests 10 Youths in Abuja

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on January 29, 2021, arrested 10 suspects over cyber crimes popularly known as ‘Yahoo-Yahoo’. They were arrested at their Academy in the Bwari axis of Abuja where they were said to be learning the trade of cyber trickery. The suspects aged between 20 and 30 years, are Sixtus Jude, Moses Samuel, Isalan Johnny, Dapet Nimshak, Samuel Ogboche, Victor Samuel, Victor Asuquo, Ibrahim Yunusa, Yahaya Usman, and Chijoke Ikwuoha. They were allegedly arrested with different incriminating items. The promoter of the Academy is however on…

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Twelve Died as Bandits Attack Fulani Settlement in Kaduna

No fewer than 12 people have been killed and houses burnt after bandits attacked a Fulani settlement at Na’ikko village in the Giwa local government area of Kaduna state. Most residents of the community whose houses were burnt have fled their homes and presently taking refuge at Barkallahu village in the Igabi local government area of the state. Narrating how the incident happened to reporters when the Kaduna state Commissioner for internal Security and Home Affairs, visited the displaced persons at where they are taking refuge in Barrkalahu, Nura Haruna…

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Benue Arrests Six Herdsmen, Seizes 376 Cows

For allegedly flouting the anti-open grazing law, the Benue State Government has arrested six herdsmen and seized 376 cows. The Deputy Governor, Benson Abounu who made this known to journalists, said the arrested herdsmen had been handed over to the police. Abounu said, “While we were still investigating the declaration made by Nasarawa State Governor of the presence of Boko Haram at Benue/Nasarawa border, we noticed massive deployment of herdsmen on the brink of River Benue. We also observed that a good number of these people are heavily armed, many…

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Police in Delta arrest man for killing, burying girlfriend

The Police in Oghara Divisional Headquarters, Ethiope-West Local Government Area of Delta State have arrested a man simply identified as Happy for allegedly killing and burying his girlfriend at the Unoghovo bush in Oghara. The suspect, who took the police to the spot where he buried his lover, is yet to give reasons why he killed her. It was reported that the police are not taking the matter lightly following the increasing activities of suspected ritualists who also pose as internet fraudsters in the community. was learnt that the deceased,…

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