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Man who crushed LASTMA official’s leg to remain in prison


A taxi driver, Agbariko Sunday, who allegedly drove his seized car over a LASTMA official’s leg on August 15, is to remain in prison custody until the official’s health improves, a magistrate has ruled. Sunday was arraigned on a four-count charge bordering on grievous harm. An Ogudu Magistrates’ Court had, ...

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Fake miracle syndicate nabbed, says pastor hired them


Members of a syndicate, which specialised in confirming fake prophecies for pastors, have been arrested by the police in Enugu State. Our correspondent gathered that the group also faked healings for some men of God, who contracted and paid them for their services. The suspected fraudsters were identified as Obi ...

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Pastor, church member arrested for robbery


The Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, Lagos State, has arrested a 45-year-old pastor, Joseph Olude, and his church member, Rasak Raheem, for allegedly robbing in the Idiroko-Oke Odan area, a border community between Ogun State, Nigeria, and the Benin Republic. PUNCH Metro learnt that Olude and Raheem were arrested by ...

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Newborn twin boys dumped in Lagos canal, found dead


The Lagos State Police Command has begun investigation into the death of two newborn babies, whose corpses were recovered from a canal beside a filling station in the Ajangbadi area of the state. PUNCH Metro learnt that the two boys, suspected to be twins, were left in the canal on ...

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Woman, neighbour torture 16-year-old housemaid with iron


A woman, Fatima Williams, and her neighbour, Waliu Yusuf, have been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly brutalising a 16-year-old girl, identified only as Kemi, with a hot iron and electric cables. Our correspondent learnt that the Kemi was brought from Cotonou, Benin Republic. She had been ...

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80-year-old woman arrested with dead baby in Lagos


An 80-year-old woman, Kuburat Ayinde, has been arrested by the police after she was caught with a dead baby boy in the Oshodi under bridge area of Lagos State. The woman had allegedly abducted the baby alive from Abeokuta, Ogun State, and strapped him to her back. The infant, however, ...

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Six-man gang nabbed in Ikoyi while sharing loot


Six suspected burglars have been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command in the Ikoyi area of the state. Our correspondent learnt that the suspects were sharing their loot when they were arrested by police operatives. PUNCH Metro gathered that the men, identified as Friday Eze, Stanley Ejiofor, Femi Miracle, ...

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Four-year-old boy raped by asylum seeker


An Afghan man seeking asylum in Germany was accused of raping a four-year-old Iraqi refugee. The father of the boy saw the 22-year-old man and his son in a toilet cubicle after spotting his shoes outside the door next to an adult pair. Though, the man said he was helping ...

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Young Lady Murdered & Dumped By The Roadside In Cameroon


The above photo of a lady’s dead body has been making rounds on Facebook and here’s why: According to online reports, she was found dead in Douala region of Cameroon on Saturday morning after probably going for a night out on Friday. According to Cameroon Tabloid, judging from the attire ...

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MFM Denies Nigerians Arrested For Drug Trafficking in Cambodia


Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Church, popularly called MFM, has denied that eight Nigerians arrested by Cambodian authorities for alleged drug trafficking are its members. Eight Nigerians were on Tuesday arraigned in Cambodia for allegedly using the MFM premises to deal in illicit drugs. The accused were: Nnamezie Victor, ...

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