CRIME

Senate stops hard labour for prisoners

Senate stops hard labour for prisoners

The Senate on Tuesday stopped the punishment of inmates with hard labour noting that hard labour for prison inmates was inherited from the colonial master. This followed the amendment of the Prison Act carried out by Senate Committee on Interior chaired Senator Atiku Bagudu who also solicited for the accommodation of Nigeria Prison reform into […]

Nigerian sex trafficker used 'juju' witchcraft rituals to terrorise young orphans he raped after smuggling them into Britain

Nigerian sex trafficker used 'juju' witchcraft rituals to terrorise young orphans he raped after smuggling them into Britain

Osezua Osolase, 42, lived in Gravesend, Kent and preyed on poverty-stricken Nigerian children as part of a multi-million pound global sex trafficking ring. An ‘evil’ Nigerian people smuggler who used witchcraft rituals to force terrified children to work as sex slaves has been jailed for 20 years. Osezua Osolase, 42, who lived in Gravesend, Kent, […]

Gunmen abduct seven expatriate oil workers in Bayelsa

Gunmen abduct seven expatriate oil workers in Bayelsa

There was tension yesterday as some gunmen abducted seven expatriate oil staff working with Bourbon International Oil Limited, along Pennington rig, offshore near Ezetu, Southern Ijaw local government of Bayelsa State. The kidnapped expatriates, six Russians and one Estonian, were on board their vessels with eight other oil workers when the gunmen struck in the […]

Rivers confident of release of kidnapped commissioner

Rivers confident of release of kidnapped commissioner

The Rivers State government yesterday confirmed the kidnap of Mr. Augustine Wokocha, the state Commissioner for Power by unidentified men. The state Commissioner for Information, Ibim Semenitari, who confirmed the incident yesterday said the information available at the time of the incident indicated that the commissioner was on a spot assessment of some areas affected […]

King Pirate names Oba, prominent Nigerians as sponsors

King Pirate  names Oba, prominent Nigerians as sponsors

The leader of the pirates arrested last week have named some prominent Nigerians including some traditional ruler as the sponsor of his dare devil team, which he said have attacked 18 vesels killing about 19 naval men in the process. Aseluwa Oluwariokami, was arrested by a combined team of the Navy, Army, Nimasa and Global […]

Ibori's $15m bribe: Keyamo wants Ribadu, others arrested

Ibori's $15m bribe: Keyamo wants Ribadu, others arrested

Human rights activist and counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Festus Keyamo, has called for the immediate arrest and interrogation of the former presidential candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Malam Nuhu Ribadu, a former Special Assistant on Special Duties to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, Dr. Andy Uba and a […]

Police regret conflict with SSS over Oyerinde

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) appears to be regretting the conflict with the State Security Service (SSS) in the investigation of the murder of Governor Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole’s Principal Private Secretary, Comrade Olaitan Oyerinde over which the police has kept a human rights activist, Rev. David Ugolor in detention. Fielding questions from journalists on the […]

Police foil bid to rob attempt at Lagos Airport BDC operators

Police foil bid to rob attempt at Lagos Airport BDC operators

Police officers attached to the Ajao Estate Police Station at the Murtala Mohammed Airport road, Lagos yesterday apprehended two middle age men who attempted to rob the Bureau De Change operators at the Hajj and Cargo terminal of the airport to the tune of $13, 900 (about N2.2m). The incident happened when the two men […]

World’s longest-serving female prison inmate, released

World’s longest-serving female prison inmate, released

An Arizona, USA native who has been in jail for the past 49 years, Betty Smithey has been freed from prison following a prerogative of mercy granted her by the governor of her state on Tuesday. She is regarded as the world’s longest serving female inmate. Smithey, now 69, was granted parole by the Arizona […]

Police arrests Enugu's most wanted kidnapper

Police arrests Enugu's most wanted kidnapper

A notorious kidnapper and a serial killer who has been on the wanted list of the Enugu State Command of the Nigeria police Force has been arrested by the operatives of the anti-kidnap Squad of the Enugu state police command. The suspect who gave his name as Emmanuel Okoro from Obeokwu Umunkiri in Obingwa Local […]