Ex-Naval Chief, Alison Madueke battles Diezani over refusal to drop name after marriage dissolution

Admiral Alison Madueke, Nigeria’s former Chief of Naval Staff, has filed a petition in the Lagos State High Court, seeking a legal declaration to end his marriage to Diezani and requesting that she drop his last name and revert to her maiden name, Agama. This was contained in Madueke’s petition for jactitation of marriage (declaration that a marital union has ended). The ex-Naval chief argues that Diezani’s ongoing use of his name despite their marriage being legally over damages his reputation and could lead to unintended consequences, including mistaken liability,…

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I rejected N150m bribe to have peace of mind, says Police officer

A Superintendent of Police, Ibrahim Sini has said he turned down a N150m bribe allegedly offered to him by a Lagos-based businessman, Akintoye Akindele to have peace of mind. Akindele who was arraigned for the offence at the Federal High Court in Abuja in August 2023 was remanded in the Kuje correctional centre. According to the charge sheet, the bribe was offered to allow police to permit him to escape abroad and to write a favourable report for him after the investigation. Sini was said to have led the Inspector…

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I paid the commercial sex worker I killed for ritual only N3k -Suspect reveals

A suspect, Raman Akande, arrested in connection with the death of a commercial sex worker in the Ifo area of Ogun State, has narrated how he and two others allegedly killed the victim for ritual purposes. Akande, in a confession video made at the police station, and obtained by PUNCH Metro from a source who pleaded anonymity on Wednesday, disclosed that he participated in the killing of the commercial sex worker after one person identified as Ifa promised him a reward of N100,000. He said following the agreement with Ifa,…

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$6bn Mambila Power Fraud: Witness narrates how Agunloye collected N5.2m from contractor

A prosecution witness in the ongoing alleged $6 billion Mambila Power Project fraud, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has narrated how former Minister of Power and Steel, Dr. Olu Agunloye, received multiple transfers totaling N5.2 million from one Mr. Jide Sotirin, an employee of Sunrise Power and Transmission Ltd. An EFCC statement on Thursday via X noted that the revelation came during Agunloye’s trial before Justice Jude Onwuegbuzie of the Federal Capital Territory High Court in Apo, Abuja, where he faces seven-count charges bordering on official corruption and…

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Consumer Court fines Multichoice N150m, orders one month free DSTV/GoTV subscription to customers

The Competition and Consumer Protection Tribunal on Friday fined Multichoice Nigeria, the owners of DSTV and GoTv services, the sum of N150 million for disobeying its orders, which restrained the pay-TV company from increasing its monthly subscription pending the determination of the suit brought before it. The tribunal also ordered the pay-TV company to provide its Nigerian customers with a one-month free subscription to its DStv and GOtv packages. Recall that the tribunal had previously ordered Multichoice not to increase its subscription fees without proper notice, following a lawsuit filed…

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Portable jumps gate to escape, as police come to arrest him over refusal to pay balance for G-Wagon

Men of the Lagos state police command have arrested notorious singer Portable for refusing to pay the balance of a G-Wagon worth N27 million from the car dealer he bought it from. The singer was arrested today, May 14, following a petition from a car dealer. Portable reportedly made a down payment, and took the vehicle away with the promise to pay the balance. After waiting for a while without any word concerning his balance, the dealer reached out to the singer who claimed the car he purchased had faults.…

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Naira Abuse: EFCC, Cubana Chief Priest to settle out of court

Celebrity barman, Pascal Okechukwu, popularly known as Cubana Chief Priest and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have reached an agreement to resolve the naira abuse charge outside of court. The out-of-court settlement was disclosed when the proceedings resumed on Thursday. The commission had alleged that Cubana Chief Priest while dancing during a social event, tampered with funds in the denomination of N500 notes issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria by spraying the same for two hours. Okechukwu appeared before Justice Kehinde Ogundare, facing three counts related to…

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Nadeem Anjarwalla, fleeing Binance chief arrested in Kenya, to be extradited to Nigeria

Police authorities in Kenya have arrested Nadeem Anjarwalla, a Binance Holdings Ltd. top executive, who escaped from detention in Nigeria and the International Criminal Police Organisation is finalizing moves to extradite him to Nigeria soonest. Government sources familiar with the case who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to speak on the matter confirmed the development to our correspondent on Sunday night, reports The PUNCH newspapers. One of the sources said, “Binance executive, Nadeem Anjarwalla, has been arrested by the Kenya Police Service, and he would…

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Cubana Chief Priest pleads not guilty to Naira abuse, gets N10m bail

Businessman and socialite, Pascal Okechukwu, popularly known as Cubana Chief Priest, on Wednesday, pleaded not guilty to tampering and abusing the naira during his trial at the Federal High Court, Lagos. Cubana Chief Priest was arraigned before Justice Kehinde Ogundare of the Federal High Court in Lagos on three counts bordering on abuse of naira by allegedly spraying and tampering with the nation’s currency at a social event, contrary to the provisions of the Central Bank Act of 2007. He was alleged to have sprayed the naira on February 13,…

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How parents, doctor’s negligence caused Sylvester Oromoni’s death -Coroner

The Coroner Inquest sitting in Ogba Magistrate Court examining the death of a 12-year-old student of Dowen College, Lekki, Sylvester Junior Oromoni, has attributed his death to his parents’ and doctor’s negligence. The Coroner Magistrate, Mikhail Kadiri, held that Oromoni died as a result of failed treatment for his enlarged liver. Oromoni died on November 30, 2021. His death was attributed to bully and an alleged poisonous substance he was forced to drink in the school. He was said to have mentioned that he was beaten up by five senior…

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Alleged Fraud: EFCC arraigns Binance chief in court, adjourns tax evasion case to April, 19

Tigran Gambaryan, Binance’s head of financial crime compliance, has arrived the federal high court in Abuja for arraignment over allegations of money laundering. On February 28, Gambaryan and Nadeem Anjarwalla, Binance’s regional manager for Africa, were detained by the Nigerian authorities. Although Anjarwalla has escaped from the custody of the office of the national security adviser (ONSA), both executives, alongside Binance, are expected to be charged in court by the federal government for tax evasion and money laundering on Thursday. In the suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CR/115/2024, Binance was accused of failing…

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Military planned to secretly eliminate abducted Lagos editor -Colleagues

Colleagues of the abducted Editor of FirstNews, Mr Segun Olatunji, on Thursday, revealed how the journalist was abducted in his Lagos home, whisked away, and allegedly tortured by the military over a story on the Defence Chief. Olatunji, a former Kaduna State correspondent of The PUNCH, was abducted by men in military uniform from his home in the Iyana Odo, Abule Egba area of Lagos State. Military authorities, on Thursday, yielded to pressure and released Olatunji, who was abducted from his home on Friday, March 15, 2024. He was released…

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Emefiele awarded Nmulti-million contracts to frunish, decorate official residence to wife -Witness

Michael Agboro, a witness presented by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at the Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting at Maitama, Abuja, in the former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele’s ongoing alleged money laundering trial has told the court that Emefiele awarded multimillion naira contracts to his own wife’s company. Agboro, told the court that Emefiele awarded contracts worth hundreds of millions of naira to Architekon Nigeria Limited, a company where his wife, Margaret Omoyile, is listed as a director. Agboro, who is an investigator…

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Havarde College reacts as student allegedly commits suicide over school’s failure to secure accreditation

Harvarde College of Science, Business and Management Studies, Ogun State is in the news for bad reasons as a 300-level student of the institution reportedly took her life after the school allegedly failed to meet the accreditation requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria. The management of the private tertiary institution has however refuted the reports that one of its students, simply identified as Ajoke, committed suicide after the school failed to meet the accreditation requirements. It was gathered that the deceased student had on Monday evening, consumed…

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Reps plot Binance Holdings CEO arrest over alleged tax evasion, money laundering

The House of Representatives Committee on Financial Crimes has recommended the arrest of the Chief Executive Officer of Bianace Holding Ltd over alleged tax evasion and money laundering in Nigeria. The recommendation followed a motion by Rep. Isah Dogonyaro (APC- Jigawa state) at a public hearing on Monday in Abuja. The hearing was on a petition by Empowerment Fund for Nigerian Youth Initiative and the Niger Delta Youth Council of Nigeria on several crimes allegedly committed by Bianance. Binance is an online financial company, operating in the cyberspace of Nigeria…

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Emefiele, others forged ex-Pres. Buhari’s signature to steal $6.2m -Ex-SSG alleges

The immediate-past Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, said on Tuesday that $6.2m was released from the Central Bank of Nigeria in February 2023 using a forged document. The money, he said, was released for foreign observers ahead of the 2023 general elections. Mustapha stated this when he appeared as the fourth prosecution witness in the ongoing fraud trial of the immediate-past CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, before the Federal Capital Territory High Court in Maitama, Abuja. The EFCC arraigned Emefiele on amended 20 counts bordering on forgery,…

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Lagos CP tackles DPO who released armed robbery suspects after collecting N2m bribe

The Commissioner of Police Lagos State Police Command CP Adegoke Fayoade has querried the Divisional Police Officers DPO Epe Divisional Headquarters, CSP Godwin Okoruwa for accepting the sum of N2m cheque from an Epe paramount ruler(names withheld) to release four arrested suspected armed robbers. Sources said the suspects were arrested by police detectives attached to Epe Division while on Stop and Search duty with locally made guns cut to size and cartridges and were being grilled when the paramount ruler called the DPO that the boys arrested were not armed…

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EFCC boss, Olukoyede unveils sponsors of terrorism

Ola Olukoyede, Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has revealed that the anti-graft agency uncovered how a religious sect is laundering money for terrorists in Nigeria. Olukoyede made the revelation on Wednesday at the Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja during a one-day dialogue on “Youth, Religion, and the Fight against Corruption.” He also said that another religious body was found to be protecting a money launderer after some money suspected to have been laundered was traced to the organisation’s bank account. The anti-graft boss noted that religious organisations,…

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Why Ogun banker faked own kidnap -Ogun Police

The Ogun State Police Command on Tuesday confirmed that one Olumide Openaike, a staff member of a Microfinance Bank, Kemta Oloko, reported to have been missing and found in Mokwa, Niger State staged his abduction over N1.7m debt. The spokesperson of the state police command, SP Omolola Odutola, confirmed this to our correspondent on Tuesday. The wife of the banker, Temitope, had told journalists how her husband, Olumide went missing on January 17 on his way to work. Temitope had, however, on Thursday told our correspondent that “I am happy…

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Tinubu mourns slain Ekiti monarchs, orders immediate rescue of pupils

The President, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has condemned the killing of two traditional rulers in Ekiti State, the Onimojo of Imojo-Ekiti, Olatunde Olusola, and the Elesun of Esun-Ekiti, David Ogunsola. The traditional rulers were attacked while returning from a security meeting in Irele-Ekiti in a vehicle being driven by one of their counterparts, the Alara of Ara in Ikole Ekiti, Adebayo Fatoba, when gunmen struck at a community in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State on Monday. Two of the monarchs were killed in the ambush, while Fatoba fled…

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Mr. Ibu’s son, daughter arrested, arraigned for N55m theft

The Nigeria Police Force on Thursday said it had arrested a son and adopted daughter of Mr. John Okafor, popularly known as Mr. Ibu, for allegedly stealing the ailing actor’s N50m being proceeds of donations to cater to the thespian’s ailing health. The Force, through its Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Alagbon, in Ikoyi, Lagos State, said the duo of Onyeabuchi Okafor and Jasmine Okekeagwu, allegedly conspired to commit the crime. The family of the ailing thespian revealed in October 2023 that the actor had undergone five surgeries, seeking…

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Oladipo did not pay N40m, Onalaja reveals as Lagos Govt. settles land dispute between RevolutionPlus and client

Bamidele Onalaja, the CEO of RevolutionPlus Property Ltd has disputed a statement by its aggrieved customer Kayode Oladipo, who claimed to have paid N40m to the company to purchase 20 plots of land in its facility saying the foreign-based Nigerian only made a deposit payment for the transactions. Onalaja spoke during a peace meeting brokered by the Lagos State Government, through the Lagos State Real Estate Regulatory Authority, to effectively resolved the land dispute between the real estate company, and its customer, Kayode Oladipo. According to a statement signed by…

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Ogun Police arrest mother who threw 5month old baby into river

The Ogun State Police Command on Monday said that its operatives on Sunday arrested 30-year-old Olubunmi Ajayi for attempting to drown her five-month-old baby, Imole Anifowose, in RSS River, Sagamu. One Olusola Sonaya, who was around the river, was said to have assisted in rescuing the baby after her mother threw her into the water. This was according to a statement from the spokesperson for the state police command, SP Omolola Odutola, sent to journalists on Monday. The baby was said to have been rushed to the Olabisi Onabanjo University…

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Amotekun arrests 19 kidnappers, 17 others in Ondo

No fewer than 36 suspects have been arrested by the Ondo State Security Network Agency also known as Amotekun, for involving in alleged criminal activities in some parts of the state. Parading the suspects in Akure, the state capital, on Wednesday, the state Commander of the corps, Akogun Adetunji Adeleye, said 19 of the suspects were specifically arrested over alleged kidnapping activities while others allegedly committed other offences such as stealing, burglary and murder. According to him, the 19 suspected kidnappers were picked from the northern senatorial district of the…

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You can travel, but not out of Nigeria, court grants Emefiele’s request

The Federal Capital Territory High Court has granted the request of a former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, to travel out of Abuja. Emefiele, through his lawyer, Mathew Bukka, SAN had requested for a variation of the terms in his bail conditions. On November 22, 2023, Justice Hamza Muazu of the FCT High Court granted Emefiele bail in the sum of N300m with two sureties in like sum. Justice Muazu added that the sureties must have landed property in the Maitama District of the FCT. The judge…

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Sexual Harassment: Lady soldier who accused senior officers arrested, flown to Abuja

A female soldier in the Nigerian Army who recently complained in the viral video about sexual harassment in the military has been arrested and moved to Abuja. SaharaReporters learnt that the soldier was flown to Abuja from Lagos on Tuesday morning. “The lady who complained in the viral video about sexual harassment in the military has been arrested and moved to Abuja by air this morning. She was flown out accompanied by military police in mufti from Lagos to Abuja,” a top military source told SaharaReporters. The soldier serving in…

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Makinde gives safety assurance as explosion rocks Ibadan

Seyi Makinde, the Oyo state governor has assured the residents of safety as Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, is currently embroiled in panic and confusion following an explosion that occurred on Tuesday evening at about 7:45 pm. The incident has sparked uncertainty throughout the city as residents grapple with the aftermath of the sudden blast. According to the Guardian, an eyewitness known as Olanipekun described the explosion as a deafening sound that was accompanied by a sudden cloudiness in the surroundings. The explosion occurred around the Bodija area and…

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Abuja 10: Kidnappers kill, dump bodies of 4 abductees, raise ransome

Kidnappers’ free reign has apparently continued in the Federal Capital Territory as four out the 10 persons kidnapped in Kubwa/Dutse area of the territory have been found killed and dumped at Ida, nea Ushafa in Bwari Area Council. Among the bodies were that of a secondary school student and daughter of Ekiti State-born Chief Legal Officer of the National University Commission (NUC), Folorunsho Ariyo, and a 400 level student of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, Nabeeeha Al-kadriyar. Miss Ariyo was abducted along with her mother and three siblings two…

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NDLEA bursts “Skuchies” factory in Ibadan

NDLEA raided a “Skuchies’’ factory operated by a 28-year-old at Moniya area of Ibadan on Jan. 11. Skuchies is a Chapman drink laced with hard drugs. NDLEA’s spokesman, Mr Femi Babafemi stated on Sunday in Abuja that 76.6kg of Indian hemp, 134gm of tramadol, 93gm of Rophynol and 50 litres of skuchies were recovered from the factory. He added that in Ondo State, NDLEA arrested four drugs suspects in a hotel off Ado-Ekiti Road, Akure, on Jan. 12 with 524.5kg Indian hemp. He stated also that NDLEA nabbed a 26-year-old…

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How Globus Bank female marketer committed suicide inside office

Amarachi Ugochukwu, a female marketing employee of Globus Bank, Ikorodu branch, Lagos State, has committed suicide while at work in the office. The deceased, 32-year-old Amarachi Ugochukwu, was said to have drunk an insecticide. PUNCH Metro learnt that the incident happened on Monday within the premises of the bank. Ugochukwu had around 1pm made her way into the restroom, where she drank the insecticide, unknown to her colleagues. Father Who Loses Daughter To Suicide In UK Bares It All | Punch0:11 / 1:01 Other members of staff had started looking…

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Army arrests soldier who abused Sanwo-olu in viral video -Lagbaja

Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Taoreed Lagbaja, has said that one of the soldiers who spoke against the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for ordering the arrest of one of their colleagues for driving one way, in a viral video, has been apprehended. In a few minutes of a viral video currently in circulation, Lagbaja noted that the action of the soldier caught riding one-way did not represent the entire Nigerian Army. The Army Chief, who was seen addressing journalists, said the soldiers criticising the governor were fake, adding that…

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EFCC arrests, interrogate Providus, Jaiz bank CEOs over N44bn NSIPA fraud

Anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested and interrogated the Chief Executive Officers and Managing Directors of two new banks in connection with the ongoing EduGate financial scandal. The N585m alleged fraud has already consumed the minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Betta Edu. The banks are Providus Bank and Jaiz Bank and their CEOs were interrogated for their roles in connection with the over N44 billion fraud allegedly uncovered in the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation. The Punch gathered that the senior bank executives are…

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EFCC nabs Providus, Jaiz Bank bosses over Beta Edu, Umar-Farouk Scam

The Chief Executive officers of Providus and Jaiz Banks have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over involvement in the financial scandal rocking the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management under its suspended minister, Betta Edu and her predecessor, Sadiya Umar-Farouk. The banking executives, who have been under stealth scrutiny since the public outcry over the unscrupulous diversion of public funds into private accounts, are now in EFCC custody. The anti-graft agency is presently probing numerous instances of substantial public funds directed into private…

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EFCC ordered Dangote, 51 other firms to submit forex transaction reports from 2014 to 2023

•How EFCC ordered 52 firms to submit forex allocation forms from 2014 to 2023 Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday stormed the headquarters of Dangote Industries Limited in Ikoyi, Lagos, in furtherance of the ongoing investigation into the alleged abuse of the foreign exchange allocations by the immediate past Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele. The anti-graft commission is probing the alleged preferential allocations of forex to the Dangote Group owned by billionaire Aliko Dangote and 51 other companies under the Emefiele-led CBN.…

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Nigerian Army issues statement on fraudulent candidates at Lagos recruitment centre

RE: CIRCULATION OF VIRAL VIDEO OF APPREHENDED FRAUDULENT CANDIDATES OF 86 REGULAR RECRUITS INTAKE IN LAGOS The attention of the Nigerian Army (NA) has been drawn to a circulating video on social media depicting the arrest of some fraudulent candidates of the ongoing 86 Regular Recruits Intake, who were caught attempting to short-change indigenous candidates of Lagos State through dubious means. The NA wishes to state that the arrest of the fraudulent candidates was a result of the commitment of the NA in upholding a transparent and credible recruitment process…

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Just In: EFCC raids Dangote office over Emefiele’s alleged forex deals

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are presently raiding the head office of the Dangote Group in Lagos over forex transactions with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). It was gathered that the EFCC officers are conducting a search on forex allocations to Dangote Group during the tenure of Godwin Emefiele as the CBN Governor. The development was confirmed to The Star on Thursday by top officials of the anti-graft agency, who craved anonymity. “Our operatives are on a search of the company. So many things went…

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N44bn Fraud: NSIPA coordinator gets bail, to meet interrogators daily

The embattled National Co-ordinator and Chief Executive Officer of the National Social Investment Programme Agency, Halima Shehu, who was arrested in connection with an alleged ₦44billion money laundering, has been released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on bail. Our correspondent exclusively gathered that Shehu was released on Wednesday night and had been mandated to report at the EFCC Headquarters every day while the investigation continued. The PUNCH reports that the NSIPA Coordinator was arrested and taken into EFCC custody on Tuesday night following her suspension by President Bola…

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Ex-CBN Gov., Emefiele meets bail conditions, released from Kuje prison

Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has been released from the Kuje Correctional Centre in Abuja after meeting his bail conditions. The development was confirmed on Saturday by Adamu Duza, spokesperson for the correctional facility, stating that Emefiele was released on Friday, December 22. Emefiele, who served as CBN chief from 2014 to 2023, was arrested in June by the Department of State Services (DSS), the day after he was suspended as CBN governor by President Bola Tinubu. He has since remained in custody and…

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Emefiele opened 593 foreign bank accounts in China, UK, US -Reports

In a startling revelation, a presidential panel investigating the activities of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) under the tenure of former Governor Godwin Emefiele has uncovered unauthorised investments of Nigeria’s funds in 593 foreign bank accounts across the United States, China and the United Kingdom. This was part of the final report that the special investigator appointed by President Bola Tinubu in July, Jim Obazee, submitted recently. The findings suggest that Emefiele, during his term, allegedly directed substantial sums to these accounts without the necessary authorisations. The investigative report…

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Dozy Mmobuosi, Nigerian ‘mystery money man’ charged multimillion-dollar fraud in US

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission has said Tingo Group Inc. lied about having $461.7m in its subsidiary Tingo Mobile’s Nigerian bank accounts when it only had $50 in said accounts. SEC announced this on Monday when it announced charges against the Mmobuosi Banye also known as Dozy Mmobuosi and three affiliated US-based entities of which he is the Chief Executive Officer — Tingo Group Inc., Agri-Fintech Holdings Inc., and Tingo International Holdings Inc. According to the commission, Mmobuosi is being charged in connection with an alleged multi-year scheme…

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Marwa gives updates on drug war: N800bn hard drugs seized, 42,105 suspects arrested

Mohammed Buba Marwa, the Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, has revealed that the agency has seized N800bn worth of illicit substances and arrested 42,105 offenders, including 46 barons, in the last three years. Marwa, a retired Brigadier General of the Nigerian Army, gave the figures on Monday when he received the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Christopher Musa, at the NDLEA National Headquarters, Garki, Area 11, Abuja. “The criminal elements rely on drugs to carry out their criminalities and that is why we have been very ferocious…

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How armed Policemen ‘kidnapped’ me, family, forcefully collected N3m before my release, victim cries out

One Mr. Samuel Soyemi has recounted how some men who claimed to be police officers from Zone 2, Onikan, Lagos State invaded his house and drove him and his family away in their vehicle. In what Soyemi described as both an abduction and armed robbery, he said the cops transferred the sum of N1,025,000 from his account before he, his wife and other family members were let go. Soyemi told PUNCH Metro on Thursday that the incident happened at around 11 p.m. on October 10 when the armed men invaded his house…

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Gunmen kill four soldiers, kidnap expartrate oil workers

Armed kidnappers on Tuesday morning reportedly ambushed a convoy of Daewoo Oil workers along the Ahoada/Abua exis along the East-West Road in Rivers State, shooting dead four soldiers and two drivers. The gunmen also kidnapped two expatriate Korean workers in the entourage. The incident, which occurred at about 9: 30 am, caused pandemonium along the East-West Road. A security source, who confirmed the development, said the suspected kidnappers ambushed a team of expatriates being escorted by troops of the 5 Battalion of the Nigerian Army along road Ahoada-Obua Road in Rivers…

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Lagos gets new Police Commissioner

The Lagos State Police Command has a new Commissioner of Police. He is Fayoade Adegoke Mustapha and would replace Idowu Owohunwa, who was recently promoted to the rank of the Assistant Inspector-General of Police. Fayoade’s posting was contained in a police wireless message on Tuesday. The police wireless message dated December 11, 2023, was marked TH.5361/FS/FHQ/ABJ/T.5/103 and signed by the Nigeria Police Force Secretary, on behalf of the Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun. The posting is with immediate effect, the signal emphasised. The Lagos State Police spokesman, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed…

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10 dead, 7 injured in Lagos/Ibadan expressway accident

Ten persons have lost their lives while seven others were injured in an accident that occurred in the Kara axis of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Tuesday. The accident which occurred around 5 am involved an ash-coloured Toyota Hiace bus with registration number FKY898YF and an orange colour truck. The spokesperson for the Ogun State Sector Command of Federal Roads Safety Corps, Florence Okpe, in a statement, said the suspected cause of the crash was excessive speed. The injured victims were said to have been taken to the hospital for medical…

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“You will face the law,” Lagos Police replies driver who claimed to have been misled by Google map

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, has told a driver to face the law for violating traffic rules while being led by Google Maps on Saturday night. The driver, Oyiga Michael, had cried out on social media that he was arrested by the police at Ijesha while trying to locate his way home using the Google Map app as a guide. “Immediately we got to the turn to Ijesha, they (police) said we were following one way and were threatening to deflate our tyre. “We have explained…

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NDLEA discovers drugs concealed in fashion items, beverages packed for export

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on Sunday revealed that crooked attempts by drug syndicates to export illicit substances, including various quantities of methamphetamine and opioids concealed in hems of new jeans trousers, dolls, buttons, local soap and tins of milo beverage to Europe, United Arab Emirate and Asia have been thwarted by its operatives of at some courier firms in Lagos. Some of the consignments intercepted by NDLEA operatives of the Directorate of Operations and General Investigation at courier houses in Lagos include tramadol 225mg concealed in hems of…

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‘Our ordeals in the hands of United Nigeria Airlines’ -Abuja bound passengers who landed in Asaba laments

Some passengers who boarded a plane from the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Ikeja, Lagos have recounted their ordeals after the plane which was meant to carry the passengers to Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, landed at the Asaba Airport in Delta State. The incident which happened on Sunday threw many passengers into confusion as some of them said upon landing at the Asaba airport, the crew still announced to them that they had arrived at Abuja. One of the passengers, who gave her name simply as Thelma, said she thought…

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EFCC to Nigerians: This is how to avoid ATM swap

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been inundated with barrage of complaints from well-meaning Nigerians concerning unauthorized withdrawals from their bank accounts, which investigations by the Commission have linked to Automated Teller Machine (ATM) Debit Card swapping fraud. The modus operandi of fraudsters involved in this nefarious practice involves keeping a debit card of the same bank, and in the guise of helping a confused bank customer at any ATM point, swaps the card in such a hurry that the customer would not notice and at the same…

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