• Jungle Justice: Two robbers burnt to death by irate mob in Owerri

    Jungle Justice: Two robbers burnt to death by irate mob in Owerri

    An irate mob in a spate of jungle justice, yesterday set ablaze two suspected armed robbers at Umuguma, in Owerri West council area of Imo State, for allegedly snatching a handbag from a lady.

    Eyewitness recount said the alleged robbers had trailed their target along the Hospital Road, Umuguma, and later snatched her  handbag.

    It was said that luck ran out on the suspects when their victim raised the alarm, and in their desperate bid to escape, the robbers tried to forcefully […]

  • Suspected robbers confess on how they robbed Basketmouth of $200, phones in Lagos

    Suspected robbers confess on how they robbed Basketmouth of $200, phones in Lagos

    The suspects, who robbed veteran Nigerian comedian, Basketmouth, at gun point at his residence in Lekki Phase 1, Lagos State, on September 7 have been arrested.

    The comedian was in company of his family when unknown gunmen broke into his home and carted away valuables.

    They were paraded before newsmen at the state Police Command headquarters, Ikeja on Saturday.

    Twenty-four-year old Chibuzor Ugwu, the suspected leader of the three-man gang confessed, saying “Anytime I come to Lagos, I take my gang to vandalise […]

  • Armed robbers write Ogun residents, warn them to keep Christmas money, gift at home

    Armed robbers write Ogun residents, warn them to keep Christmas money, gift at home

    According to reports, the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, CP, Ahmed Iliyasu, has called on residents of Anglican Road, Ilupewo community in Ado-Odo-Otta Local Government Area of the state to remain calm after they reportedly received a letter from suspected armed robbers of an impending visit.

    The robbers posted the letters on gates and doors informing residents of the boundary community between Lagos and Ogun States, to keep Christmas gifts for them as they would be visiting anytime soon.

    Following the development, […]

  • Robbers attack Delta workers, cart away N1.6m

    Robbers attack Delta workers, cart away N1.6m

    Suspected robbers on Wednesday attacked some workers of the Delta Broadcasting Service, Warri, and carted away about N1.6m meant for the payment of salaries of casual workers and security personnel of the station.

    cIt was gathered that the incident happened on Energy Road, near Ogunu Bridge, at about 2.45pm, while the workers were returning from a new generation bank where they had gone to withdraw the money.

    The three workers were in a Hyundai vehicle belonging to one of them, when the […]

  • Judges behave like ‘one-chance robbers’, says Adebanjo

    Judges behave like ‘one-chance robbers’, says Adebanjo

    As judges arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) penultimate week are arraigned  over alleged corruption and false assets declaration charges, an elder statesman, Chief Ayo Adebanjo and Jiti Ogunye as well as the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) have said graft pervades the judiciary and the Presidency.

    Speaking on StandPoint, a political programme on Television Continental (TVC), in Lagos yesterday, Adebanjo traced the problem of the judiciary to the military era when judges were given luxury vehicles even as he […]

  • Notorious Student Robbers Terrorising UNN Caught and Paraded Publicly in Nsukka (Photos)

    Notorious Student Robbers Terrorising UNN Caught and Paraded Publicly in Nsukka (Photos)

    Elochukwu Iwuoha, a ‘student cultist’ in the South-eastern part of Nigeria met his waterloo recently after an armed robbery operation he allegedly participated in alongside some younger crime partners was exposed by security operatives.

    A Notorious criminal and his gang of robbers have been arrested and paraded in public around the environs of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State

    Reports have it that Elochukwu Iwuoha popularly known as ‘Elo White’ has been a student of UNN since the year 2008 when […]

  • Police arrest suspected armed robbers, kidnappers in Ogun

    Police arrest suspected armed robbers, kidnappers in Ogun

    Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Sqaud (SARS) in Ogun have arrested three armed robbery and kidnap suspects.

    Abibu Onasanya, Kamorudeen Abdulahi and Olalekan Ogunbowale were apprehended on Wednesday at their hideout in Ipoji, Shagamu.

    The suspects, who were alleged to have been terrorising residents of Ijebu-Ode and Shagamu for a long time, were rounded up following a tip off.

    It was gathered that two pump action rifles, a double barrel gun, an English barrel gun and three locally made single barrel guns were […]

  • Police arrest 23 suspected robbers, nine rapists in 10 days

    Police arrest 23 suspected robbers, nine rapists in 10 days

    According to reports, the Lagos State Police Command says it has arrested 23 suspected armed robbers and rape suspects within 10 days.

    Among the suspects arrested between September 15 and 28 were two policemen, a fake policeman and a dismissed Lagos State Traffic Management (LATSMA) personnel.

    The Commissioner of Police in charge of the state command, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, who paraded the suspects yesterday in Ikeja, said nine suspected rapists, including a father, who defiled his 15-year-old daughter, were among the suspects.

    He […]

  • RRS nabs three suspected robbers with master key on Lagos bridge

    RRS nabs three suspected robbers with master key on Lagos bridge

    Three suspected robbers who have been terrorising passers-by, broken down vehicle owners and other road users around Otedola Bridge in Lagos have been arrested by the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command.

    Recovered from the suspected robbers were two master keys.

    The suspects – Chima Joseph (24), Hassan Adamu (34) and Ibietan Oluwaseyi (41) – were arrested after dragging their victim from the expressway into the bush and dispossessing him of all his belongings.

    The victim, Idi […]

  • Police announce arrest of robbers who invaded Kaduna community

    Police announce arrest of robbers who invaded Kaduna community

    According to reports, the Nigeria Police, Kaduna State Command, has arrested seven armed robbery suspects who allegedly invaded Godogodo in Kafanchan Local Government Area of the state on September 24.

    The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Aliyu Usman, confirmed the arrest to the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Kaduna.

    “The contingents of policemen deployed for Operations Maximum Safety along Abuja-Kaduna Expressway received a distress call about the blockage of the road by suspected armed bandits, on Sept.24,’’ he said.

    Mr. Usman, an […]

  • Lagos police arrest robbers of Onazi’s home

    Lagos police arrest robbers of Onazi’s home

    According to reports, the Lagos State Police Command has arrested suspected robbers who invaded the home of Nigerian player, Ogenyi Onazi, in Jos, Plateau State.

    A police source said that operatives attached to the Ilemba Hausa Division swooped on the suspects at their hideout and recovered a Highlander Jeep.

    “Four of them are in custody as we speak,” he added.

    The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the arrest, adding that the suspects would be paraded at the command headquarters later […]