Robbers attack sales rep, police arrest security guard

Oluwatobi Akindele Some suspected robbers have looted the house of a sales rep, Mrs Ronke Oyebanji, carting away cash and some property.  PUNCH Metro learnt that the robbers, who entered the victim’s home on Desmond Madumere Crescent, in the Alagbado area of Lagos State, made away with N615,350, an iPad and Automated Teller Machine cards.  Oyebanji, who reported the case at the Alagbado Police Station, said the men broke in through the sitting room.  She noted that the suspects, who did not put on masks, beat her up before making away with the property.   The victim, who was with her daughter ...

Robbers kill Catholic priest while shopping in FCT

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja Suspected armed robbers have shot dead a Catholic priest, Michael Akawu, in Gwagwalada, a satellite town in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Akawu was shopping at a supermarket around 8 pm on Saturday when the bandits attacked the facility and fatally shot him. It could not be ascertained if the incident was a robbery or an assassination as details of the violence were sketchy on Sunday. The slain cleric who was ordained last year was said to be the first indigenous priest in the Gwagwalada area. The Catholic Church spokesman, Fr. Chris Anyanwu, confirmed the incid ...

Woman stabs husband to death over alleged extramarital affair

Theophilus Onojeghen, Warri The police in Delta State have arrested a 32-year-old woman for allegedly stabbing her husband to death at Agbarha-Otor town in the Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State. Sources told our correspondent that the incident occurred on Friday night when the couple were having a domestic fight over alleged extramarital affairs. READ ALSO: Gunmen kill police sergeant during rescue operation The woman identified as Ese Erigarhe was said to have used a kitchen knife to stab the man identified as Mr Erigarhe when he returned home. The suspect is being detained a ...

Suspected Fulani gunmen kill pregnant woman, rape others

Umar Muhammed, Lafia Unidentified gunmen believed to be Fulani militia have again attacked Tiv farmers, killing a pregnant woman, raping and injuring scores of others in the Awe Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. Northern City News gathered that the gunmen shot a 28-year-old woman, Mrs Dorcas Mbagbidi-Akaahan, and injured scores in Tse Shiga,  Azara area of Awe LGA. The attackers were said to have laid siege to the community in the early hours of Monday, shooting sporadically into the air to scare residents, but Mbagbidi-Akaahan was hit by stray bullets leading to her death. Speaking to ...

Guard steals N2m from school account

Deji Lambo A security guard, Oyekunle Abolarin, has been arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly using four stolen cheque leaves to withdraw N2m from a school’s account. The police on Sunday said the suspect’s accomplice, Are Bankole, was also arrested for allegedly providing a bank account which the school’s funds were paid to. According to the Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, the state Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, received a complaint from the proprietress of the private school that withdrawals were made on four different occasions, bet ...

14-year-old home help arrested for killing septuagenarian boss

Alexander Okere, Benin The police in Edo State have arrested a 14-year-old home help, Anna Amos, for allegedly killing her 70-year-old boss, Mrs Helen Adodo, by smashing the septuagenarian’s head with a stone while she was asleep. Southern City News gathered that the incident happened on August 7 in the Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of the Edo State. Amos, who was paraded by the Commissioner of Police, Mr Johnson Kokumo, at the state police headquarters in Benin, told Southern City News that she was influenced by “something” to commit the act. The teenager had earlier told sympathisers tha ...