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Court Strikes Out Kyari’s Suit Against NDLEA
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Court Strikes Out Kyari’s Suit Against NDLEA

A Federal High Court in Abuja, on Thursday, dismissed a fundamental enforcement rights suit filed by suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, against the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency. Justice Inyang Ekwo dismissed the suit after counsel for the NDLEA, Joseph Sunday, prayed the court that the matter be struck out. When the matter was called, Cynthia Ikena, lawyer to Kyari, was absent. Sunday, NDLEA’s Director of Prosecution and Legal Services, urged the court to strike out the suit. Justice Ekwo said he was informed that Ikena sent a letter, praying the court for an adjournment. But the letter was not filed by the lawyer and therefore not in compliance with the court rule. Read Also: Court Orders Transfer Of DCP Abba Kyari, 6 Others To Prison Custo...
Court Orders Transfer Of DCP Abba Kyari, 6 Others To Prison Custody
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Court Orders Transfer Of DCP Abba Kyari, 6 Others To Prison Custody

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Monday, ordered the transfer of the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP, Abba Kyari, and six others that are facing drug trafficking charges with him, to the Kuje Correctional Center Trial Justice Emeka Nwike ordered the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, to transfer the Defendants to prison custody, shortly after he denied them bail. The court held that the NDLEA placed sufficient materials before it to warrant the refusal of bail to Kyari and his Co-Defendants. Abba Kyari The court equally denied bail to former members of the IRT, ACP Sunday Ubia, Inspector Simon Agirgba, and Inspector John Nuhu. Other Defendants in the charge marked FHC/ABJ/57/2022, are; ASP Bawa James, as well as two drug traffickers that we...
Bandits Release 75 Abducted Zamfara Residents
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Bandits Release 75 Abducted Zamfara Residents

Seventy-five people kidnapped from Yar Katsina community in Kekun Waje district of Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State have been released by their captors. The freed residents were abducted in two major attacks on the community in the past two months. The armed criminals had earlier kidnapped 61 residents, then 36 days later, they raided the community and abducted 15 more people. “The armed men, however, held a six-year-old girl identified as Ummi and told her parents that they had adopted her because they like her. “The parents were not among those kidnapped. “One of them said he had not born any child in his life as such he would adopt the girl. “She has become his daughter as he promised to take good care of her. The girl is still with them. See Also...
There’s Nothing Like Money Ritual – Police Warns Killers
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There’s Nothing Like Money Ritual – Police Warns Killers

The Nigeria Police Force has said there is nothing like money ritual, warning Nigerians to stop killing fellow human beings. Lately, the killing of humans for purported money rituals has become a trend among young Nigerians who are in a hurry to get rich. In Ogun State, no fewer than three cases of ritual killing were reported in the past two weeks. Nigerians were taken aback when 18-year-old Soliudeen Majekodunmi recounted how he, alongside his three friends, beheaded his girlfriend, Sofiat Okeowo and burnt her head in a local pot for money ritual. On Saturday, a couple, 43-year-old Kehinde Oladimeji and his wife, Adejumoke Raji, were arrested by the police for killing a girl, who was a friend to the wife at Leme area of Abeokuta. The head of the victim, they confesse...
Skull Miming: Timaya Reacts Over The High Rate Of Ritual In Ogun
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Skull Miming: Timaya Reacts Over The High Rate Of Ritual In Ogun

Popular Nigerian singer, Timaya, has urged Nigerians to be wary of the evil in the society as even their best friends could use them for money rituals. Timaya was reacting to reports of teenage boys slaughtering a girlfriend and burning her head for money ritual in Ogun State. It was earlier reported on Saturday that there was pandemonium in Oke Aregba area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, after teenage boys were caught burning the head of a girl, said to be in a relationship with one of them, for money ritual. Soliu was said to have lured the girl to his room, where he held her down and asked one of his friends to slaughter her with a knife. Reacting to the sad incident, Timaya wrote in a tweet via his Twitter handle on Saturday evening: “17 years old boys doing money ritual?? Inn...
NDLEA Intercepts 1.5million Tramadol Tablets, Arms & Ammunition Across 7 States
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NDLEA Intercepts 1.5million Tramadol Tablets, Arms & Ammunition Across 7 States

About one million, five hundred thousand tablets and capsules of pharmaceutical opioids such as Tramadol, Exol-5 and Diazepam loaded in Onitsha, Anambra state and heading to Yauri, Kebbi state have been intercepted in Edo state by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, on Friday 14th January, same day 425,000 Diazepam tablets were recovered at Segemu, Kano. In addition, a total of One Million Four Hundred and Thirteen Thousand, Three Hundred and Forty Four Naira (N1, 413,344) was seized along with arms and ammunition from a suspected bandit and a drug kingpin in Plateau state while over 137.754 kilograms of assorted illicit drugs were recovered during interdiction operations across seven states in the past week. Acting on credible intelligence, operatives in E...
Protest Rocks Ondo As Unknown Gunmen Kill High Chief
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Protest Rocks Ondo As Unknown Gunmen Kill High Chief

Some youths in Owo Kingdom in the Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State on Wednesday night staged a protest over the killing of a high chief in the community, Tunde Ilori Elerewe, by unknown gunmen. Newsmen gathered that Elerewe was murdered in the community while returning from where he and some other chiefs had gone to settle a dispute on the order of the Olowo Of Owo, Oba Ajibade Ogunoye. Another chief whose name was not revealed was also shot by the gunmen and is currently receiving treatment at a health facility in the town. The youths, chanting different songs, blocked the roads at the First Bank area of Owo where the deceased controlled before his death. The protesters also burnt tyres to express their displeasure at the situation. They urged security agencies to wade into...
BREAKING: Suspected Kidnap Kingpin, Evan’s Co-defendant Chiemeka Arinze, Dies In Custody
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BREAKING: Suspected Kidnap Kingpin, Evan’s Co-defendant Chiemeka Arinze, Dies In Custody

Chiemeka Arinze, a co-defendant with alleged billionaire kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans, has died in custody. Evans, Arinze, Joseph Emeka, and Udeme Upong are standing trial for the attempted abduction of Chief Vincent Obianodo, the Chairman of the Young Shall Grow Motors, before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of an Ikeja Special Offences Court. Read Also: Nigerian Government Set To Publish ‘Proscription Order’ For Bandits Groups After Court Ruling The suspects are facing seven counts of murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, attempt to kidnap, among others. It was learnt that Arinze, said to have been ill, died last Friday, November 26, 2021. He died at a General Hospital where he was taken to for treatment, Vanguard rep...
Abdulrahim Dangana, Gay Predator Arrested For $8,420USD Scam In Kaduna
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Abdulrahim Dangana, Gay Predator Arrested For $8,420USD Scam In Kaduna

The Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on October 25, 2021 arraigned one Abdulrahim Dangana before Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna State High Court, Kaduna on one count charge that borders on obtaining by false pretense, IgbereTV reports. The defendant is an internet fraudster who preys on homosexuals online. It also stated that Abdulrahim registered on a Gay/Bisexual hook-up App called Grindr and A4A website, using the assumed names: RYAN, DAVE, FRANK and ERIC. The anti-graft agency said Abdulrahim employed the fake profiles to contrive romantic relationships with gay individuals and after establishing what appears to be a genuine relationship with his victims, he lures them into sending him nude pictures, which he eventually used to black...
N4.9bn Fraud: Judge Angry as Fani-Kayode Shuns Trial For Fifth Time
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N4.9bn Fraud: Judge Angry as Fani-Kayode Shuns Trial For Fifth Time

Justice Daniel Osaigor of a Federal High Court in Lagos, on Wednesday, ordered a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, to pay N200,000 for not making himself available for re-arraignment for alleged money laundering. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Osaigor said he had gone through the court’s file and noted five different letters by Fani-Kayode, seeking adjournment on the same medical grounds. The court, consequently ordered that he should pay the sum or risk revocation of his bail. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had charged Fani-Kayode alongside a former Minister of State for Finance, Nenandi Usman. Also charged was Yusuf Danjuma, a former Chairman of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, and a company, Jointrust Dimentions Nigeria Lim...