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Police rescue 8-year-old girl kidnapped in Rivers State

Detectives attached to the Rivers State Police Command have rescued an 8-year-old girl who was kidnapped in Port Harcourt.   Sofia Ehis was abducted from her parent’s house at Nkpor village Rumuolumeni Port Harcourt, on 11th May, 2019.   Meanwhile, operatives of Rumuolumeni Police Station arrested two female suspects in connection with the abduction of Ehis and one other child. The suspects are: 1. Patience Madukwe ‘f’ 50 yrs of Osisioma Ngwa Aba, Abia State 2.Fanno Ukoaha ‘f’ 54yrs of Umuakomamvillage Alaoji Aba, Abia State.   The child is in good health and will be released to her parents as …

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Graphic: Police arrest truck driver who crushed pregnant woman and her 2-year-old child to death in Abia

The Abia State Police Command has arrested a driver whose vehicle crushed a pregnant woman and her son to death on Friday evening in Aba, Abia State.   Spokesperson of the command, SP Geoffrey Ogbonna who confirmed the incident, said the driver was taken into custody and his vehicle impounded after the tragic incident which occurred near Immaculate Junction bus stop.     He said that the victims identified as Mrs Blessing Kenneth, 40, and her two year old son, Success Kenneth were crushed to death by a Mercedes Benz Truck with registration number: ABU 832XK, at about 6 pm …

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Federal High court issues arrest warrant for Innoson CEO, Innocent Chukwuma

The Federal High Court in Lagos has issued a bench warrant for the arrest and production in court of Chief Executive Officer, CEO, of Innosson Nigeria Ltd, Innocent Chukwuma and two others, over alleged fraud. Justice Ayokunle Faji of the Federal High Court issued the bench warrant for the arrest of Chukwuma on Monday. The Federal Government had a week ago urged the Court to issue a bench warrant for Chukwuma and some of his employees. The Police had earlier charged them for an alleged N2.4 billion shipping fraud, but the then Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, …

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Some kidnapping stories in social media untrue- VP Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged Nigerians in the Diaspora not to rely entirely on social media reports on the security challenges facing the country as some of the stories reported are untrue and politically motivated.   The Vice President said this while speaking with Nigerians in a Townhall meeting which held on Sunday June 23rd. While responding to a question on what the government is doing regarding the increasing cases of kidnapping being reported on social media and other media platforms, Osinbajo said   “With respect to general kidnapping which we have seen in parts of the country, again, this …

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EFCC arraigns Senator Albert Bassey on money laundering charges

EFCC today arraigned Senator Albert Bassey, popularly known as OBA, before Justice A. A. Okeke of the Federal High Court, sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on a six-count charge bordering on money laundering.   The Senator appeared in court today, following a bench warrant issued on him by the same court on June 17, 2019, for breaching the terms of bail granted him by the Commission.   The case against the Senator is hinged on the allegation that he took possession of six vehicles worth N204million, at the instance of one Olajide Omokore, whose companies had contracts with the State …

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Tribunal dismisses Atiku, PDP’s request to access and inspect INEC’s server

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has dismissed an application by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to have access and inspect the Central server said to have been used by the Independent National Electoral Commission for the conduct of the February 23 presidential election.   In a unanimous ruling delivered today Monday June 24th, Justice Mohammed Garba-led bench of five judges, upheld the separate objections by the three respondents to the application. The three respondents are INEC, Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress.   Delivering judgement in the application, the tribunal held that granting such an application when …

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Man whose wife allegedly stabbed him in Kano shares his own side of the story

Saeed Hussein, the young man whose wife, Hanan, allegedly stabbed during a fight at their home in Kano state last week Friday June 21st, has shared his own side of the story.   Recall that the couple made news over the weekend after photos of an injured Saeed surfaced online with claims that his wife of just 6 months, Hana, stabbed him. Read here. Hanan had told her neighbors that her husband was a violent man who takes delight in beating her up. Well, some Journalists reportedly visited Saeed at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital where he is receiving treatment for the …

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Bandits attack Zamfara governor’s home town, kill 3, kidnap 20 and steal 500 cattle

Three people have been killed, about 20 kidnapped and 500 cattle stolen following a fresh attack in Maradun local government area of Zamfara State; the home town of Governor Bello Matawalle, who had recently gone to Dubai seeking for a solution to end the killing spree in the state he presides over.   According to the chairman of the local government, Ahmed Abubakar, the bandits stormed Faru village previous Monday and Bachiri on Saturday while an attack on Gama Giwa village was carried out on Sunday. Abubakar said, “My local government is under siege. They are attacking our communities and villages. Virtually …

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Super Eagles To Get $95,000 Each For AFCON Win

The Super Eagles players are expected to get $95,000 each, if they win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON ongoing in Egypt. The players who have already been guaranteed $10,000 for their 1-0 win over Burundi on Saturday, are expected to receive $20,000 if they win their remaining Group B matches against Guinea and Madagascar. The players will receive $12,500 should they record another win in the round of 16. Sports Extra also reported that they will get $15,000 and $17,500 respectively for victories in the quarter-final and the semi-final, while a win in the final will see the …

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