Unbelievable!!! A village in Abuja where twins are killed

The arrival of baby is no doubt a blessing for couple. It is so desired and couple plan ahead for it by buying items for the baby or babies as the case may be. But this is not so in kaida village located in Gwagwalada Area Council, a surbub of the federal Capital territory Abuja. In this community the arrival of twins is seen as a nurse and they are killed few days after birth. For Kaida community twins are considered evil right from immemorial. In any case, mary Slessor…

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Santa Fe High School: Ten dead in shooting

Ten people have been killed and 10 others injured in a shooting by a student at a Texas high school, says the state governor. The attacker, who is in police custody on murder charges, was identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old pupil at Santa Fe High School. He allegedly used a shotgun and revolver apparently taken from his father, who legally owned the weapons. Most of the dead from the attack in Santa Fe are students, said police. Texas Governor Greg Abbott said “various kinds of explosive devices” had been…

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Codeine now similar to Cocaine, Heroin or Cannabis

The outright ban of Codeine by the Nigerian government has automatically changed the status of the pharmaceutical drug of prescription from an over the counter drug to an illicit drug. By this step taken by Nigeria, Codeine attracts the same weight of the law as other hard drugs like Cocaine, Heroin, Cannabis sativa and Methamphetamine. Last week, the Federal Ministry of Health issued a statement proscribing the importation of Codeine as precursor chemical for cough syrup preparation. The proscription, according to the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, became necessary…

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Rapists face 20 years jail term in Somalia

Rapists face 20 years jail term in Somalia

Rapists face 20 years jail term in Somalia By Newsdesk with agency report Somailand Parliament passed a law recommending 20 years in jail for rapists, the first law against rape in a drive to combat gender violence, a senior official said. The bill, which passed parliament’s upper house, also criminalises other forms of gender violence such as forced marriage, trafficking for sexual slavery and sexual harassment. Somaliland’s representative in Britain, Ayan Mahamoud, said the draft law had been awaiting parliamentary approval for years – and that President Musa Abdi’s government,…

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IGP deploys mopol unit to Kwara after Offa bank robbery

IGP deploys mopol unit to Kwara after Offa bank robbery

IGP deploys mopol unit to Kwara after Offa bank robbery By Newsdesk with agency report The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the deployment of mobile police personnel to Kwara and Taraba States following the recent killings in the states. A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Jimoh Moshood, on Sunday said the IGP has given the nod for three police mobile force units, high powered police investigation team, Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) to the north-central state. “The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris, concerned…

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Police Commence Investigation Over Murdered Singer Alizee’s Death *Husband Arrested

By ADA DIKE The police in Lagos has commenced investigation into the alleged murder of a Nigerian singer Zainab Ali-Nielsen. popularly known as Alizee and her four-year-old daughter Petra by her Danish husband, Peter Nielsen. Lagos State Police command’s spokesman, Chike Oti, confirmed the development in Lagos on Friday. He said that Nielsen was being detained at the State CID, Panti Lagos, for further investigation and added that the Commissioner of Police had deployed some crack detectives to the scene, adding that no stone would be left unturned in the…

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Japanese police arrests man for keeping son in cage for over 20 years

Japanese police arrests man for keeping son in cage for over 20 years

Japanese police arrests man for keeping son in cage for over 20 years By Newsdesk with agency report A Japanese dad  who allegedly confined his mentally ill son in a small cage for more than two decades was arrested on Saturday in western Japan, police and news reports said. Police arrested 73-year-old Yoshitane Yamasaki on suspicion of imprisoning his son, now aged 42, at their house in the city of Sanda in Hyogo prefecture, a local police spokesman told repoerters. Further details of the case were not available as the…

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Saraki condemns Offa bank robbery,says perpetrators will be arrested

Saraki condemns Offa bank robbery, says perpetrators will be arrested

Saraki condemns Offa bank robbery, says perpetrators will be arrested By Sunday Popoola, Abuja Senate President, Bukola Saraki has described the robbery incident in Offa, Kwara State that led to the death of ten persons as a despicable act. Daily Mandate had  reported that at least 10 persons have been confirmed dead, including four policemen after robbers invaded a commercial bank in Kwara State town of Offa on Thursday. It was learnt that the robbers gained access to the town from Ijagbo. Saraki in a statement on Friday assured residents that…

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Four policemen, 6 others confirmed dead in Offa bank robbery

Four policemen, 6 others confirmed dead in Offa bank robbery

Four policemen, 6 others confirmed dead in Offa bank robbery By Dare Afolabi,Ilorin At least 10 persons have been confirmed dead, including four policemen after robbers invaded a commercial bank in Kwara State town of Offa on Thursday. It was learnt that the robbers gained access to the town from Ijagbo.   Daily Mandate gathered that robbers, numbering about 15, came in with about four vehicles. An eyewitness  told Daily mandate that the bandits  blocked access to the town from Ilorin and Osogbo and they operated for about one hour from…

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Ex-UN staff gets two years prison sentence for robbery

Ex-UN staff gets two years prison sentence for robbery

Ex-UN staff gets two years prison sentence for robbery By Newsdesk with agency report A Court in Manhattan on Thursday sentenced Abdullahi Shuaibu, 53, who worked at the United Nation(UN) in 2013to two years in prison after an exhaustive plea agreement with the court. It was a stunning defeat for the prosecutor who had asked that Shuaibu be sentenced to five years under the indictment. Shuaibu pleaded guilty to one count of Attempted Robbery in the Second Degree; one count of Robbery in the Third Degree, a non-violent offense; and two…

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Indian police arrests man for keeping mother’s body in deep freezer for three years

Indian police arrests man for keeping mother’s body in deep freezer for three years

Indian police arrests man for keeping mother’s body in deep freezer for three years By Newsdesk with agency report In a shocking case from Kolkata, a 43-year-old man was arrested for reportedly keeping the corpse of his dead mother in a deep freezer for almost three years to collect her pension every month using her thumb impression. The incident came to light after the mutilated body of the woman was found at his home by Kolkata Police on Thursday. Speaking to The Indian Express, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) (Behala)…

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Police dispel alleged rape issue in Enugu

The Enugu State Police Command, Wednesday, dispelled reported rape of at least 20 ladies at a musical concert, which featured popstar, Chinedu Okoli, popularly known as Flavour in the State. The concert, which held at the Michael Okpara Square, Enugu on Saturday, ended with unconfirmed news that 20 ladies were raped. According to spokesman of the Police in the State, SP Ebere Amaraizu, the State command headquarters and any of its division had not received report from any victim over the rape. “There is no reported case anywhere in the…

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Hair stylist cuts neighbour’s nose with blade

Hair stylist cuts neighbour’s nose with blade

Hair stylist cuts neighbour’s nose with blade A 19-year-old hair stylist, Modupe Gbadamosi, who allegedly assaulted her neighbour by cutting her on the nose with a razor blade, was on Wednesday arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court. The accused, who lives at No. 13 Adebompe Adelani St., Ayobo – Ipaja, Lagos, is facing a charge of assault. According to the Prosecutor, Sgt. Hafsat Ajibode, the accused committed the offence on March 24 at 8.30am at Adelani Street, Off Ayetoro Road, Ayobo, a Lagos suburb. “The accused assaulted her neighbour, Aina…

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Court reminds school teacher in prison for defiling seven year-old pupil

Rapists face 20 years jail term in Somalia

Court reminds school teacher in prison for defiling seven year-old pupil By Newsdesk with agency report A Kasuwan Mama Upper Area court in Plateau State on Thursday ordered that a 23-year-old teacher, Moses Danladi, be remanded in prison for allegedly defiling a 7-year-old pupil. The police prosecutor, E.A Inegbenoise, told the court that the victim’s uncle, one Cpl. Zakka Peter of III Division, Maxwell Khobe Cantonement, reported the matter at the Bassa police station on March 15. Inegbenoise said that the complainant told the police that the victim told him…

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Nigerian bags seven years jail term for raping in Aberdeen

Nigerian bags seven years jail term for raping in Aberdeen

Nigerian bags seven years jail term for raping in Aberdeen By Newsdesk with agency report Nigerian born oil and gas engineer, Kufre Umoh Uwem was yesterday handed a 7-year jail term for allegedly raping an 18-year-old student in Aberdeen. The incident reportedly happened just three months after his lavish wedding in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State in December 2017. 34-year-old Kufre Umoh Uwem, of 6 Waterton Lawn, Stoneywood, Aberdeen, who was a sub-sea project engineer, purportedly detained the woman against her will in his flat, removed her clothing and proceeded to…

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NDLEA arraigns drug baron for illegal possession of tons of hard drugs

NDLEA arraigns drug baron for illegal possession of tons of hard drugs

NDLEA arraigns  drug baron for illegal possession of tons of hard drugs By Newsdesk with agency report The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Thursday arraigned a 58 year-old notorious drug baron before a Jos Federal High Court for illegal possession of tons of hard drugs. The Jos-based baron, Jude Okekwe Okoye, alias “Zuma”, was arrested by intelligence officers of the Agency on June 9, 2017 in his parking store at Apata quarters in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State. The suspect is being tried on an…

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