Crime

Police arrest notorious gunrunner, accomplice in Bayelsa

Simon Utebor, Yenagoa The Bayelsa State Police Command says its operatives have arrested a suspected notorious gunrunner, Markus Akassa, and his accomplice, Ekioyoufegha Agge, at a hotel in Akenfa area of Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state. The command also said it recovered one AK 47 rifle and two Barreta pistols from the suspects. […]

Police arrest Kidnapper for killing PDP Lawmaker (PHOTOS)

Security operatives have apprehended a notorious kidnapper who together with his gang abducted a Delta lawmaker, Hon Onose Onakpoma on March 31, 2018, and hid him in a forest in Okurekpo, Ethiope East Local government area of Delta state – before shooting him to death inside the hideout. The notorious gang leader identified as Omote […]

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Robbers rape corps member in Bayelsa

Simon Utebor, Yenagoa A gang of suspected armed robbers has raped an unnamed member of the National Youth Service Corps in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital. It was learnt that the hoodlums, during a house-to-house robbery at Yenizue- Gene, a suburb of Yenagoa, attacked the corps member’s apartment located in the area on Sunday. The […]

Cultists kill Imo pastor, dump body in farm

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri The Umuhuo, Ikwerrede-Awara community, in the Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State was thrown into mourning on Monday after the lifeless body of a pastor, Friday Isinwa, of Seven Days Church of God was found near a pipeline after a two-day search by villagers. Sources in the community told PUNCH Metro […]

Police arrest eight cultists, gunmen kill four in Plateau

Friday Olokor, Jos The Plateau State Police Command, on Monday, confirmed the arrest and detention of eight members of a dreaded cult group known as Yan Sara Suka, after they smashed and destroyed over 15 vehicles. The destruction happened on Sunday at Bauchi Road, Nasarawa Gwom and Congo Russia, areas of Jos North Local Government […]

Nigerian jailed in UK for killing autistic teenager

Oluwatobi Akindele with agency reports A Nigerian, Paul Akinnuoye, has been jailed for life for stabbing an autistic teenager, Jordan Wright, to death after a Whatsapp argument of who was least gay. The Metropolitan Police, on its website, stated that the 20-year-old traded gay insults with 19-year-old Jordan Wright in a WhatsApp group called ‘Ice […]

Pickpockets target policeman, arrested

Samson Folarin  A 28-year-old suspected pickpocket, Ndubuisi Nsuka, has begged the Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, Lagos, for forgiveness after he was arrested with two other members of his gang while attempting to steal from a policeman attached to the command.   PUNCH Metro learnt that the Imo State indigene and his accomplices – Saheed […]

We’re surprised our victim died, say one-chance robbers who hit passenger with hammer

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja Police operatives attached to the Federal Capital Territory Command Special Anti-Kidnaping Squad have arrested five members of an armed robbery gang that robbed unsuspecting passengers in their taxi. The suspects, Ebuka Ezeanyido, 28; Chidebe Okocha, 36; Chukwuma Amichie, 30; Augustine Agbo, 32; and Chinedu Obi, 25, were arrested following investigation into the […]