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Enugu Police Command, yesterday, paraded 33 suspected criminals, 10 assorted rifles, some cartridges, ammunition, armoured transformer cables, vandalised transformer components, four laptops and some charms, all results of one month of arrests and raids.
The Presidency has listed the various measures and initiatives so far taken to address the spate of crime and criminality across the country, assuring that the “evildoers will be beaten, and badly, too.’’
The police headquarters in Abuja has announced the arrest of one Mallam Salisu Abubakar, 48, said to be the “spiritual father” of armed robbers, kidnappers and other criminals terrorizing motorists and other road users along the Abuja/Kaduna highway.
Criminal records point to a significant rise in crime following the conclusion of the general elections. While some security experts have attributed the trend to the disengagement of the criminal elements from politically-related activities for which they might have been engaged during the elections, others have attributed the trend to socio-economic factors.
In continuation of its ongoing raids on black sports in order to stem the tide of cultism and other criminal elements, the Anambra State Police Command has arrested 113 suspected cultists, child theft and armed robbers across the state, in which 45 suspected cultists were charged to court, 35 screened out while 33 others under investigation.
The Edo Command of the Nigerian Police Force says it has arrested 81 suspects in connection with cult activities in the last 40 days.
The Enugu State Police Command, on Saturday, paraded 12 suspects for alleged armed robbery at various locations in the State.
Also paraded were suspects arrested in connection with the pre-election violence in Obot-Akara local Government area where two persons were killed and thirteen vehicles burnt on Saturday.
The Ekiti Police Command has arrested seven suspects in connection with the recent violence involving two transport unions.
No fewer than 72 suspects have been arrested by the Edo State Police Command for allegedly terrorising Benin metropolis over the past few weeks.
According to a statement released by the Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, police has been given a tip-off about the activity of the cultists, who had earlier killed one Sylvester Chikwendu, 32, suspected to be a rival cult member at Alapere.
The House of Representatives has resolved to set up an ad hoc committee to investigate non-remittance of contributions to the Nigerian Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) by governments, parastatals, public corporations and companies from 2010 till date.
The non-teaching staff of the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Ikorodu, on Thursday suspended its six-month-old strike following a decision by the union’s congress.
Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo has inched closer to emerging the highest goal scorer at the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt after bagging his fifth goal of the tournament.
Immediate past governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, has revealed his focus is on retrieving his senatorial mandate in the court as against pursuing ministerial appointment.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has complied with a directive of the presidential election petition tribunal to provide documents listed in the subpoena issued to its top officials early July.
Hearing resumed before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja yesterday, with a collation agent, Mr. Bukar Petrol, narrating how the Civilian Joint Task Force, JTF, allegedly rigged election in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari in Borno State.
The United States is backing a renewed Argentine effort to prosecute Iranian and Hezbollah agents accused of plotting a deadly 1994 attack on a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires.
The Ogun State Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, has recorded a total of 549 contraband seizures in the first half of 2019, even as it raked in a total of N6.7 billion revenue within the same period. This is against the N2.6 billion made in the corresponding period of 2018, representing 174.45 per cent increase.
A 62-year-old man, Michael Oladeji, was, yesterday, arraigned before a magistrate court sitting in Gbongan, Osun State, for parading self as the Ologbaga of Ogbaga, a community in Ayedade Local Government Area of Osun State.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli ordered prison authorities Thursday to reduce crowding in the country's jails, saying there were too many people awaiting trial indefinitely who should not be incarcerated.