Showing posts with label crime. Show all posts
Showing posts with label crime. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Ebonyi Elder Statesman Allegedly Murdered By VIO Officials

Ebonyi Elder Statesman Allegedly Murdered By VIO Officials

An Elderstatesman in Ebonyi state, Geoffery Mgbada, has reportedly been killed by suspected members of Vehicle Inspection Officers, VIO along the Presco-Ezza road, Abakaliki today.
VIO Officials Allegedly Kill Ebonyi Elder Statesman

Mgbada who was until his death the Secretary of Ebonyi State Elders Council, was said to have been driving with his wife when he was accosted by the VIO officials. An arguemnt ensued between Mgbada and the officials who reportedly pushed him, causing him to hit his head on the concrete road. He was rushed to the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki where he was confirmed dead and his remains deposited in the hospital’s mortuary – LIB blog reports

Reacting to Mgbada's death, the state governor, Dave Umahi, in a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Emmanuel Uzor, described the death of the elder statesman as callous and ordered a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death.

 The statement reads:

The Governor on hearing about the death of Chief Mgbada expressed great sadness and ordered the Commissioner of Police to arrest and prosecute the suspects who paraded themselves as VIO Officials. Let it be known that the Governor in a town-hall meeting with Ebonyians proscribed all task-force agents working under any guise using the state government as cover.

“In the proscription order, the Governor also dissolved all revenue and tax agents in the state at all levels with a promise to convoke another town hall meeting where a new tax and other revenue will be deliberated and agreed upon and the Governor is yet to convene this meeting before this ugly incident.

“The Governor is saddened by this careless death and wishes to dissociate the state government from the illegal activities of the VIO and other task force agents in the state and directs for immediate arrest and prosecution of such illegal tax or revenue agents.“

Three members of the VIO team were immediately arrested by the anti -kidnapping unit of the Nigeria Police while the leader of the team, an old man was equally arrested.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Christchurch: Police Alerts After Finding Explosives And Ammo In House

Christchurch: Police Alerts After Finding Explosives And Ammo In House

Christchurch on bomb alert after police find explosive device and ammo in house

Just early this morning, a container filled with explosive materials was seen in a house in the Phillipstown area of Christchurch, New Zealand.

It can be recalled that an attack was launched few months ago leaving so many  people dead.  This  scene has stirred up tension in Christchurch

Freshreporters News gathered that the policemen are on active operations due to the discovery. A bomb disposal team, ambulance and fire and emergency crews are at the scene.

Mirror UK reported that the suspicious package was found in an empty property and has since been made safe by The New Zealand Defence Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit,

It was further gathered that all houses close to the zone has been adequately evacuated as a precaution, while several officers and a police dog were seen going inside the house at the centre of the threat. A no-fly zone was also put in place over the area.

A 33-year-old man has been arrested and is "currently speaking to police".

Canterbury District Commander Superintendent John Price said: "Police have located a package containing a suspected explosive device and ammunition at a vacant address on Newcastle Street in Christchurch.

"Members of the community are asked to continue to report any concerning behaviour or activity in their neighbourhoods as we all work together to ensure the safety of our community."

The bomb scare comes weeks after 50 Muslims were killed in an attack carried out by a gunman on two mosques in the city.

A spokesman for the St John Ambulance service said an ambulance was on standby at the request of police but had not treated any patients during today's incident.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Police Identify British Aid Worker Killed By Suspected Kidnappers

Police Identify British Aid Worker Killed By Suspected Kidnappers

The Command Public Relation Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo revealed to the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Kaduna that british national, Faye Mooney, was among the two people killed and three kidnapped on April 19 at a recreational resort in Kajuru Local Government Area, Kaduna by suspected kidnappers.

Fresh Reporters News gathered that the victims actually travelled from Lagos to have some fun at the resort when they were attacked around 11pm.

According to DSP Sabo:

At about 23:40hrs on Friday, some suspected kidnappers, armed with dangerous weapons, gained entry into a recreational resort called Kajuru Castle in Kajuru LGA. “The bandits shot sporadically and in the process shot dead two persons including an expatriate lady and took away three others.”

In a statement made by the British High Commission, the Head of Communications, Policy & Corporate Lead, Department for International Development, David Smith, in Abuja on Sunday,  explained that the deceased Briton’s next-of-kin had been notified.

The Commission stated that it was offering consular assistance to her family while also engaging with the Nigerian authorities on the incident.
Briton among two people shot dead at Kaduna resort
While offering its sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of the victims of the attack, the Mission said it would not comment or speculate on the motive or nature of the attack ‘at this time.’

The statement said, “The British High Commission is aware of an incident involving the death of a British national and a Nigerian national in Kaduna State, late on Friday evening.

“Mooney was killed on Friday, 19 April 2019 in an attack at Kajuru Castle, near Kaduna, alongside a Nigerian national,  Oguche.

” Mooney was employed in Nigeria with the NGO Mercy Corps. Oguche worked for the International NGO Safety Organisation.

“Her next-of-kin has been notified and we are offering consular assistance to her family. We are engaging with the Nigerian authorities, and we understand an investigation is underway.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

National Tragedy : Ex- President Kills Himself To Avoid Arrest

National Tragedy : Ex- President Kills Himself To Avoid Arrest

Peru's Garcia, former president and political chameleon, kills himself to avoid arrest

Peru's Garcia, Former President And Political Chameleon, Kills Himself Amid Corruption Probe

Former Peruvian President Alan Garcia shot himself in the head and died Wednesday as officers waited to arrest him in a massive graft probe that has put the country's most prominent politicians behind bars and provoked a reckoning over corruption.
Fresh Reporters News gathered that there were authorities present who broke through a door at Garcia's mansion in a leafy, upscale neighborhood of the Peruvian capital after hearing gunfire. The 69-year-old former head of state was rushed to a hospital, where a team of doctors performed emergency surgery but could not save him.
"The president, upset over this situation, knowing his absolute innocence ... had this terrible accident," said his lawyer, Erasmo Reyna.
It was a shocking end for a man who twice ruled Peru - once in the 1980s and then again more than two decades later. In more recent years, he became ensnared in Latin America's biggest corruption scandal, a sweeping investigation of politicians' dealings with the Brazilian construction giant known as Odebrecht.
No country outside Brazil has gone as far in prosecuting politicians tied to Odebrecht, which admitted in a 2016 plea agreement that it paid nearly $800 million throughout Latin America in exchange for lucrative public-works contracts.
In Peru, politicians have described the accusations as a political witch hunt. Prosecutors and anti-corruption advocates insist the arrests show the South American nation is finally holding leaders accountable.

Also ReadNot Fewer Than 90 Boko Haram Terrorist Killed By Nigeria-Cameroonian-Chad Forces
Several leaders called on Peruvians to set aside politics as the nation mourns the one-time populist firebrand whose second presidency helped usher in a commodities-led investment boom.
"It doesn't matter your political hue, Peru is in mourning," politician Gilbert Violeta wrote on Twitter. "This is a tragedy for our country."
Condolences poured in from throughout Latin America as leaders recalled a man who at his peak was called the John F. Kennedy of Latin America.
"With virtues and imperfections, he realized great changes that allowed Peru's economy to become one of the fastest-growing in Latin America and in the world," former Mexican President Felipe Calderon said.
Garcia was born into a middle-class family in the capital, the child of a politician father whose party became Garcia's own. He went on to a career marked by epic triumphs and devastating setbacks, a rollercoaster of a political life fueled by his charisma and capacity for reinvention.
Ultimately, though, the former president was an increasingly isolated figure. As investigators closed in, he argued that he was the victim of false testimony about taking bribes from Odebrecht during the construction of Lima's metro. He had not been formally charged.

Up to 90 Boko Haram Terrorist Killed By Nigerian-Cameroonian-Chadian Warriors

Up to 90 Boko Haram Terrorist Killed By Nigerian-Cameroonian-Chadian Warriors

Up to 90 Boko Haram Warriors Killed By Nigerian-Cameroonian-Chadian Soldiers
"In a fierce encounter at the weekend with Boko Haram terrorists, troops of Sector 1 Operation LAFIYA DOLE, along with the Cameroon Defence Force, killed no fewer than 27 of the terrorists" The Nigerian News Agency reports

The Chadian forces also killed 63 of the terrorists in a fight near Lake Chad also at the weekend, making a total of 90 terrorists terminated in two encounters.

Although there was no casualty recorded on the side of the Nigerian-Cameroon forces, in the shootout on 13 April in the Northern part of Wulgo, Tumbuma, Chikun Gudu and Bukar Maryam villages of Borno State, Chad lost seven men.

Fresh Reporters News understood that alot of weapons and trucks were recovered from the rebels, according to Colonel Sagir Musa, acting director of army public relations.
Among the items recovered were five AK47 rifles, one automatic revolver, three machine guns, one G3 rifle, one M21 rifle, five Rocket Propelled Gun Tubes, Bombs, assorted rounds of ammunitions.

Also recovered were five Gun Trucks, several Motor Cycles, one Land Cruiser Buffalo, one Nissan GT and one Land Cruiser, which was destroyed.

“Coordinated military operation is ongoing especially in the fringes of Gombaru – Ngala and surrounding areas to deal with the fleeing bandits running out from Multi National Joint Task Force (Op YANCIN TAFKI ) onslaught on their hideouts”, Sagir Musa said.

As the Nigerian-Cameroonian forces recorded successes against the terrorists, the terrorists inflicted some harm of their own in Chad.
Boko Haram weapons seized by Nigerian-Cameroonian forces
Although 63 of them were killed by Chadian troops, they killed seven Chadian soldiers in an attack at Azem Bermendoa Agouna, a Chadian military spokesman said on Monday.

It was also gathered that the terrorists injured 15 others when they attacked an army position in Kaiga Kindjiria, in western Chad, on Sunday, according to Agouna.


Sunday, April 14, 2019

Inspector Wanted For Killing Girl, Injuring Man And Five Already Arrested By Police At Ajegunle, Lagos

Inspector Wanted For Killing Girl, Injuring Man And Five Already Arrested By Police At Ajegunle, Lagos

Inspector Dania Ojo Wanted For Killing Girl, Injuring Man And Five Arrested By Police At Ajegunle, Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command have arrested five Police officers and declared an Inspector, Dania Ojo, wanted, for allegedly shooting dead a girl, Ada Ifeanyi, in the Apapa area of Lagos State.

Fresh reporters gathered that a man named Emmanuel Akomafuwa was said to have sustained life-threatening injuries as a result of the shooting that killed the 20-year-old girl.

As recieved from Punchng News - The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said the Police officers were already facing internal disciplinary actions at the Command’s headquarters, adding that if found wanting, they would be prosecuted in conventional court for murder.

Read Officers Elkana statement to the press below: 

 “The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, Zubairu Muazu, has ordered the immediate arrest and detention of Police officers suspected to be involved in the shooting of Ada Ifeanyi, 20, of No. 4B, Amusa Lane, Off Ojo Road Ajegunle; and Emmanuel Akomafuwa, 32, of No. 52, Babatunde Street, Olodi Apapa, at Akpiri Street, Olodi Apapa.

“The incident happened on Saturday, April 13, 2019 around 7am.

“The victims were rushed to the hospital and Ada Ifeanyi was confirmed dead, while Emmanuel Akomafuwa is currently on admission, receiving treatment from the injury he sustained as a result of the shooting.

“Members of the team suspected to be involved in the shooting are from Trinity Police Station and are currently facing internal disciplinary proceedings at the Command’s Headquarters, Ikeja.

“The Command will not relent in its efforts in ridding the Force of these criminal elements. 
The command will not relent in its efforts in ridding the Force of these criminal elements.

“Those involved in extra-judicial killings and abuse of power are promptly identified, isolated, tried through internal disciplinary proceedings, dismissed from service and prosecuted in conventional Courts.
“Within the last one month, Lagos State Police Command has dismissed four policemen for abuse of power and awarded various degrees of punishments to 41 others.

“The four dismissed policemen were charged to court and remanded in prison custody.

“Our collective resolve in building a more humane, professional, dedicated, courageous and people-oriented Police Force is a task that must be done and together, we can make it a reality.

“The Commissioner of Police extends the Command’s deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ada Ifeanyi, and promised to foot the medical bills of Emmanuel Akomafuwa.

“The CP calls for calm, as the Command will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that justice prevails.”

Friday, April 5, 2019

Court Remands Ex-Police Inspector Olalekan Ogunyemi Charged With Murdering Kolade Johnson

Court Remands Ex-Police Inspector Olalekan Ogunyemi Charged With Murdering Kolade Johnson

Court Remands Ex-Police Inspector Olalekan Ogunyemi Charged With Murdering Kolade Johnson

An Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, on Friday ordered the remand of Olalekan Ogunyemi, ex-Police Inspector who has been charged with murdering 36-year-old Kolade Johnson.

The magistrate, Mrs. A.O. Salawu, ordered that Ogunyemi be remanded at Ikoyi Prisons pending advice from State Director of Public Prosecutions.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. Kehinde Olatunde, had told the court that the defendant committed the offence on March 31, at 5.10p.m., at Onipetesi Estate, Idi-Mangoro, Lagos.

Ogunyemi, 45, who resides at No. 17, Alhaji Ede St., Igando, was arraigned on a count of murder

Olatunde said that Ogunyemi used his AK-47 rifle to shoot dead 36-year-old Kolade Johnson.

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Section 223 stipulates a death sentence if convicted.

Olatunde informed the court that he had a remand application order by the Police to remand the defendant for the next 30 days.

The plea of the defendant was not taken by the court.

Counsel to the defendant, Sola Adeyemi, had urged the court to instead remand the defendant for the next 14 days as against the application of the prosecutor.

Magistrate Salawu granted the application of the prosecutor and ordered 30-day remand and adjourned the case until May 6.

News Agency of Nigeria reports that Kolade, father of one, was shot dead by Ogunyemi, who served in the Anti-Cultism Unit of the Lagos State Police Command.

(, NAN)

Thursday, April 4, 2019

So Sad!!! School Teacher Shot Dead By Armed Robbers In Rivers (Graphic Photo)

So Sad!!! School Teacher Shot Dead By Armed Robbers In Rivers (Graphic Photo)

School teacher shot dead in Cross Rivers state
A man who was identified as teacher has just been shot dead by armed robbers in Eleme Town, Cross Rivers. This tragic news according to Dailyadvent reported that the young man hails from Ogoja, Cross River State and teaches in a school in Eleme town.

The tragic incident occurred after Phone thieves stormed a phone shop in the High tension Area of Aleto community in Eleme where the deceased charged his phone and shot him in the chest after he went to collect his fully charged phone unknown to him that there are robbers in the shop.

The robbers was said to zoom off while the teacher bled to death.

He (the deceased) was rushed to a nearby clinic where he was confirmed dead....oh what a sad news!!!. Efforts to reach out to his people via his phone were made as at the time of filing this report.

It would be recalled that sometimes ago nemesis caught up with three armed robbers that specialize in stealing phones and money from their victims in Eleme town, Rivers state.

The robbers were apprehended around High Tension Area of Aleto in Eleme after they succeeded in snatching some phones and money from their victims at gunpoint and even shot a man.
Thieves caught and beaten in Eleme town, cross rivers

A mob pursued them, caught them and beat them mercilessly before handing them over to the police.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Suspected Herdsmen Kill University Lecturer In Enugu

Suspected Herdsmen Kill University Lecturer In Enugu

One senior lecturer whose name is said to be Dr Nnamdi Ogueche, at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra state,  has been reportedly killed by some suspected Fulani herdsmen in south-east Nigeria, Enugu State.
Suspected Herdsmen Kill University Lecturer In Enugu

Fresh Reporters  was able to understand that the lecturer was killed along Ezeagu- Umulokpa Uzo-uwani road in the State.

Suleiman Balarabe, who is the Enugu State Commissioner of Police confirmed this report while briefing journalists at the Headquarters of the State Police Command on Thursday, March 21.

Ogueche was said to have presided over a peace meeting between his kinsmen of Adada town Uzo-Uwani and Fulani herdsmen shortly before his death.

The slain University don was the Administrative Secretary of Uzo- Uwani LGA, Enugu State before his death


The 40 year old Mr. Ogueche  was married with three children, two girls and a boy.

Stressing further, the Enugu CP described the incident as unfortunate, saying an investigation was ongoing.

Balarabe added that the police was yet to ascertain if Fulani herdsmen carried out the heinous killing.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Rivers State : Security Operatives Layhold On Notorious Cultists And Rapist

Rivers State : Security Operatives Layhold On Notorious Cultists And Rapist

A notorious criminal who is said to have been wanted for terrorizing Umudioga community in Emohua local government area of Rivers state along with his gang members has been arrested.

Rivers State : Security Operatives Layhold On Notorious Cultists And Rapist
The suspect who is in his youth age was arrested by ONELGA Security, Planning and Advisory Committee (OSPAC) in Rivers State, after his charms which were both tied around his neck and waist failed him.

It was gathered that a police officer and other victims were rescued after the security agents engaged the criminal gang in a battle.

According to reports, the young criminal allegedly terrorized the community by raping many ladies in the bush, robbing and kidnapping other victims.

When he was interrogated by the security operatives as can been seen in a video posted online, he revealed that the gang members always went on operation with their leaders identified as Akrekre and Oyeamuma.