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Police smashes baby factory in Rivers state


The Rivers state Police Command says it has smashed a baby factory operating in Etche Local government area of the state. A statement by the Command’s spokesman, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, said the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Command acted on a tip-off to apprehend the operators of the baby factory. Omoni ...

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RRS arrests suspected cable thieves


The operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command, have arrested six suspected members of a syndicate, who specialised in vandalising and stealing light-up cable wire. The suspects were also responsible for the stealing of street-lamps and streetlight poles installed by the Ambode-led administration to illuminate ...

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Ex-Congo VP, aides guilty of bribery during war crimes trial

Narcisse Arido (C) of the Central African Republic talks with his lawyer in the courtroom of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, on October 19, 2016. 
International judges on October 19, 2016 found former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba and four aides guilty of corrupting witnesses, by bribing them with money and laptops to lie during the testimony to his war crimes trial. The case was "about clear, and downright criminal behaviour of the five accused... that resulted in serious offences against the administration of justice," judge Bertram Schmitt told the International Criminal Court as handed down the verdict. 
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International judges on Wednesday found former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba and four close aides guilty of bribing and corrupting witnesses in a bid to derail his landmark war crimes trial. The case was “about the clear, and downright criminal behaviour of the five accused… that resulted in serious offences ...

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Saudi Arabia executes prince for murder


A prince from the Saudi royal family was executed on Tuesday for murdering a man during a brawl in the capital Riyadh, the Interior Ministry announced. The execution of Prince Turki Saud-al-Kabir is an extremely rare case of a member of the conservative kingdom’s ruling family being put to death. ...

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Navy Nabs 13 Oil Thieves In Akwa Ibom


The anti-crude oil theft operations of the Nigerian Navy NNS Jubilee in Akwa Ibom has once again yielded positive results with the sustained patrol of the maritime area as seventeen oil thieves were at the weekend arrested for alleged oil bunkering. Over 47,450 litres of liquid suspected to be diesel, ...

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N24bn police pension scam: ‘How Dangabar laundered funds’


An Economic and Financial Criminal Commission witness, Mr. Mustapha Gadanya, on Wednesday told an FCT High Court how a former Director of Police Pensions, Esai Dangabar, moved funds into different accounts while in office. Dangabar, Atiku Kigo, Ahmed Wada, Veronica Onyegbula, Sani Zira, Uzoma Attang and Christian Madubuke, are standing ...

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EFCC declares Goodie Ibru wanted


The anti-graft agency said he was wanted in connection with a case of “conspiracy, capital market fraud, stealing, diversion of funds, and money laundering”. “He allegedly diverted billions of naira and assets belonging to Ikeja Hotels Plc,owners of Sheraton Hotel, Lagos; Federal Palace Hotel; Capital Hotel; and Sheraton Hotel, Abuja,” ...

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Patience Jonathan won’t go scot-free – EFCC


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday vowed that the wife of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, would not go scot-free if its investigation uncovers evidence of corruption against her. The Deputy Director of Operations, EFCC, Mr. Iliyasu Kwarbai, made this vow after receiving a petition against Patience and the ...

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Ex Military officer arrested for robbery in Ogun


The Ogun state police command have arrested a member of the Nigerian Legion, an association for ex-soldiers, Benjamin Okon, for robbery. The suspect was arrested after he snatched a bajaj motorcycle from one Ibrahim Ginji at Shagamu and sold it for N70,000. Confirming his arrest, the Ogun state Police command ...

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We got N13m from ransom paid for Emefiele – Soldiers


Two soldiers, Lance Corporals Musa Maidabra and Edwin George, serving at 122D30 Regiment in Maiduguri, Borno State, have been arrested for transporting the ransom that was paid for the release of the wife of the Central Bank Governor, Margaret Emefiele. Emefiele and three others were abducted along Benin-Agbor Road about ...

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