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Police, NSCDC vow to crack down on perpetrators of female genital mutilation

The police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps have vowed to ensure that perpetrators of female genital mutilation in Oyo, Osun and Ekiti States are arrested and prosecuted in order to put an end to the harmful cultural practice.

Ex-PDP chief Haliru Bello’s son allegedly stabbed to death by wife

Bilyamin Muhammed Bello, son of a former PDP chairman, Haliru Bello, was last night allegedly stabbed to the death by his wife, Maryam Sanda.

Eight suspects arrested for raping four female hawkers

The Niger State Child Rights Protection Agency has announced the arrest of eight persons suspected of raping four girls in Minna.

Niger child rights agency threatens to shut Arabic school over alleged child molestation

Niger State Child Rights Protection Agency has threatened to shut an Arabic school in Minna over an allegation that the proprietor beat up and inflicted injuries on a 14-year-old pupil.

Detainees escape with Police rifles from anti-kidnap cell in Abia

The Abia State police command has been outsmarted by several suspects who escaped from police custody and made away with two AK 47 rifles, leaving the police perplexed and frantically searching for the fleeing suspects.

Court remands police officer over escape of suspected ritualist in Rivers

A Port Harcourt Magistrate court in the Rivers State capital has remanded Sergeant JohnBosco Okoroeze in prison custody.

Banker allegedly murders brother over argument on football match

The police in Plateau have arrested a 30-year-old banker and native of Ganawuri Village in the state, who allegedly killed his younger brother over an argument on a football match.

Ebonyi gov’s wife threatens legal action against policewoman

Mrs Rachael Umahi, the wife of the Ebonyi State Governor, on Wednesday said she would take legal action against Mrs Joy Okochi, the policewoman who allegedly poured hot soup on her house-help.

Three nabbed for stealing relief materials in Taraba

The Police in Taraba have arrested three persons for allegedly stealing relief materials meant for victims of the June 17, Mambilla attacks.

Yobe Pilgrims Board officials arrested over missing Hajj fares

The Yobe State Police Command has arrested officials of the state’s Pilgrims Welfare Board and Potiskum Local Government Council over alleged missing hajj fares paid by 41 intending pilgrims.

Married man stabbed to death by sex worker in hotel

The Police in Delta have arrested a commercial sex worker who allegedly stabbed her client to death during an argument at Destar Hotel, Asaba, Delta, on July 18.

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Man gets N50,000 bail for allegedly stealing N8000 shirts

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