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14-year-old girl chained by her parents regains freedom

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A teenage girl, identified as Onyeka John, has regained freedom after she was allegedly chained by her mother to the burglar-proof bars for about one month. The girl lived with her parents in a rented apartment on Serebe Street, Abaranje, in the Ikotun area of Lagos State. The parents reportedly ...

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Police shut down 4,500 websites selling fake products

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Police have shut down 4,500 websites selling fake goods as part of a worldwide crackdown on trademark piracy, European law enforcement agency, Europol, reported on Tuesday. The operation, which was carried out jointly by Europol, Interpol and U.S. legal authorities, targeted websites in 27 countries. Investigators focused their efforts on ...

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How I was duped inside Lagos taxi – Victim

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A victim of a three-man syndicate that specialises in swindling unsuspecting members of the public by pretending to have their goods seized by the Nigerian Customs has told the police how she was duped of N9,000. Chiwenu Ibeh said she was going to Ojodu Berger from Ojota, in Lagos, when ...

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Police rescue thieves from mob attack in C’River

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The Cross River State Police Command on Thursday paraded five robbery suspects who allegedly specialised in stealing money and other items from members of the public. The command said three, out of the five paraded suspects, were rescued by the police from being lynched by angry mobs after they stole ...

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Customs intercept petrol tanker loaded with smuggled rice

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The Ogun State Area Command, Nigeria Customs Service, has intercepted a petrol tanker and about 25 other vehicles loaded with smuggled bags of rice. The new Area Controller, Hassan Gangua, on Thursday added that the interceptions were recorded in different parts of the state in the last two weeks. Ganga, ...

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JTF raids militants’ camp in Delta

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The Joint Task Force code-named ”Operation Delta Safe” on Thursday raided a suspected militants’ camp in Okosugbene along the Burutu/Warri in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta. A source told newsmen in Warri that the military personnel stormed the camp with two Fighter Jets and about eight Gunboats at about ...

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Lagos pastor accuses Assistant police commissioner of torture

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A pastor of the Celestial Church of Christ, Johnson Dominic, has been hospitalised after he was allegedly tortured by an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Dr Emmanuel Eze, in Onosa community in the Ibeju Lekki area of Lagos State. PUNCH Metro gathered that Pastor Dominic, who is the head of the ...

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How I Stole N5.675m From Diamond Bank – Cleaner

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A cleaner, Peter Oko, has narrated how he stole N5.675 million from the New Nyanya branch of Diamond Bank, where he worked. The 29 year-old stated that he took the keys to the vault, stole the money and hid it in a carton, which he took home after the close ...

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French Police Foil Terrorist Attack, Arrest Seven People

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French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Monday that Seven men suspected of planning a terror attack in France have been arrested by anti-terror police during a raid. Cazeneuve told a televised news conference that the weekend arrests of the suspects – who are of French, Moroccan and Afghan origin ...

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The True Story Of The Man Lynched By Mob In Lagos

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As the story of the man lynched by a mob in Lagos continues to dominate the front pages, various accounts of the story continue to emerge. Initial reports that the victim was a 7-year old boy were dismissed by the Nigerian Police and a lawyer who works with the Joint ...

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