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    Police arrest ‘nine IPOB members, recover stolen rifles’

Police arrest ‘nine IPOB members, recover stolen rifles’

The Delta state police command says it has arrested nine suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The command also said it recovered 13 stolen police service rifles from them. Parading the suspects in Asaba, Hafiz Inuwa, the state commissioner of police, alleged that the men, who were arrested in April, were behind the numerous attacks on policemen in [...]

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    39 arrested at Lagos strip club for violating lockdown

39 arrested at Lagos strip club for violating lockdown

The Lagos police command has announced the arrest of 620 persons, including 39 at a strip club, who violated the lockdown in the state. On March 30, President Muhammadu Buhari had restricted movements in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja to limit the spread of coronavirus. The president later extended the lockdown by two weeks. In a statement on Sunday, Bala Elkana, Lagos police public [...]

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    Kano arrests imam for holding Juma’at prayer during lockdown

Kano arrests imam for holding Juma’at prayer during lockdown

The Kano state government has arrested the imam of Gwammaja Mosque for defying the lockdown order in the state. The imam was said to have held the Friday congregational prayer in the mosque. Salihu Yakasai, special adviser to Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, confirmed the arrest. "The Imam of Gwammaja Mosque that performed Friday Prayers today in Kano despite the lockdown order [...]

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    Police arrest suspected killers of Fasoranti’s daughter

Police arrest suspected killers of Fasoranti’s daughter

The police say they arrested the killers of Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Reuben Fasoranti, a leader of Afenifere, pan-Yoruba socio-political group. Olakunrin was shot dead in Ore, Ondo state while heading for Lagos in June 2019 Frank Mba, force public relations officer, who broke the news, said investigation revealed that the operation that led to the killing of Olakunrin was carried out by eight [...]

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    Coronavirus: South Africa charges patients who refused to self-isolate with attempted murder

Coronavirus: South Africa charges patients who refused to self-isolate with attempted murder

The South African police on Wednesday charged two men with attempted murder for allegedly going out after testing positive for coronavirus. Bheki Cele, the country's police minister, announced the charges on Wednesday during a press conference. Cele said their actions exposed others to the infection. The first patient arrested is a 52-year-old salon owner who was said to have been diagnosed with coronavirus [...]

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    ICPC arrests Obono-Obla in Abuja

ICPC arrests Obono-Obla in Abuja

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it arrested Okoi Obono-Obla, former chairman of the Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), in Abuja on Friday. Rasheedat Okoduwa, spokesperson of the commission, who disclosed this in a statement, said the arrest followed his “months of running from the law”. The commission had declared Obono-Obla wanted after he refused [...]

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    EFCC arrests man for sharing ‘fake’ pictures of its cell

EFCC arrests man for sharing ‘fake’ pictures of its cell

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested one Dikeocha Chukwuebuka for allegedly sharing fake pictures of its cell in Port Harcourt, River state. In a statement on Thursday, Tony Orilade, spokesman of the anti-graft agency, said Chukwuebuka was picked up on Wednesday evening. The suspect had tweeted the pictures of a crowded cell — which he has now deleted, and [...]

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    Man arrested over murder of Aso Rock official

Man arrested over murder of Aso Rock official

The police have announced the arrest of one Edirin Ohonre who is suspected to have been involved in the killing of Laetitia Dagan, a state house official. In a statement on Wednesday, Anjuguri Manzah, spokesman of the federal capital territory (FCT) police command, said the suspect is currently being interrogated. Dagan, who was assistant director of administration at Aso Rock, Nigeria’s seat of [...]

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    Megan Thee Stallion addresses 2015 arrest after mugshot resurfaces

Megan Thee Stallion addresses 2015 arrest after mugshot resurfaces

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    Police arrest ‘Ansaru militants who attacked emir of Potiskum’

Police arrest ‘Ansaru militants who attacked emir of Potiskum’

The police say three suspected members of Ansaru militant group were arrested during the raid on the militants' camp in Kaduna. Frank Mba, police spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday. He said the suspects are Munkailu Isah (32yrs), Abdullahi Saminu (21yrs) and Aminu Usman (22yrs). Mba said eight suspected militants have so far been arrested. He said investigation revealed that the suspects [...]

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    ‘I thought it was fireworks’ — ‘bomber’ who sneaked into Kaduna church speaks

‘I thought it was fireworks’ — ‘bomber’ who sneaked into Kaduna church speaks

Nathaniel Samuel, the suspected bomber caught in a church in Kaduna state, says he never knew what he had in his bag was an improvised explosive device (IED). Speaking when he was paraded at the state police command, the suspect said he thought the item was fireworks. Samuel was arrested inside Winners Chapel, in Sabon Tasha area of Kaduna metropolis, on Sunday, with [...]

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    Police arrest Kaduna pastor who ‘kidnapped self, demanded N5m from family‘

Police arrest Kaduna pastor who ‘kidnapped self, demanded N5m from family‘

The Kaduna state police command says it has arrested James Clement, a pastor, who allegedly kidnapped himself and sought N5 million ransom from his family. In a statement on Wednesday, Yakubu Sabo, the command spokesman, said George Otokpa, who “conspired with Clement” to get the ransom, was also arrested. He said the duo were nabbed by operatives of the police anti-kidnapping unit on [...]

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    Britain summons Iranian ambassador over detention of its envoy

Britain summons Iranian ambassador over detention of its envoy

The British government has summoned Iran’s ambassador over the arrest of Rob Macaire, its envoy in Tehran. Britain condemned the arrest of the UK ambassador, describing it as a "flagrant violation of international law". Macaire was detained briefly on Saturday night after attending a vigil for those who died in the Ukranian passenger plane crash downed by Iran's military on Wednesday. The UK [...]

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    ‘I’ve been framed but I won’t be silenced’ — Shehu Sani reacts to extortion allegation

‘I’ve been framed but I won’t be silenced’ — Shehu Sani reacts to extortion allegation

Shehu Sani, former senator representing Kaduna central, says the bribery allegation against him is an imaginative work of fiction crafted to silence him. The senator was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged extortion. And he has been in the custody of the agency. The EFCC accused Sani of collecting money from Sani Dauda, owner of ASD [...]

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    Lawyer tackles DSS over arrest of man ‘who created’ video on Buhari’s fake wedding

Lawyer tackles DSS over arrest of man ‘who created’ video on Buhari’s fake wedding

Tope Akinyode, a human rights lawyer, says the arrest of the suspect "who created and shared" fake videos depicting a wedding ceremony between President Muhammadu Buhari and Sadiya Farouq, minister of humanitarian affairs and social development, is an abuse of public office. The Department of State Services (DSS) had arrested Kabiru Mohammed, a Kano state indigene, for allegedly creating the video [...]

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    Police arrest ‘mastermind’ of Abuja bank robbery

Police arrest ‘mastermind’ of Abuja bank robbery

The police have arrested the suspected mastermind of the robbery attack at a bank in Abuja. Anjuri Manzah, spokesman of the federal capital territory (FCT) police command, confirmed the arrest to TheCable on Thursday, but he did not give details. TheCable learnt the suspect is currently being interrogated at the command's headquarters. TheCable had reported how three members of the gang were arrested on Saturday during [...]

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