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October 20, 2019370


The Nigerian Police Force announced late Sunday evening it has rescued ACP Musa Rabo abducted over the weekend.

In its verified Twitter handle @PoliceNG, it said, “ABDUCTED ACP RESCUED UNHURT. TWO MALE SUSPECTS ARRESTED.

“Musa Rabo abducted over the weekend was today 20th October 2019 rescued unhurt.”

It added that, “The officer was successfully rescued this evening by a combined team of Police operatives from Kaduna, Niger and Zone 7 Command Headquarters Abuja, backed-up by members of the elite Special Forces of the NPF.

It further added that “two male suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident. Investigation into the incident is ongoing.

“The officer was travelling in his civil dress, with his private vehicle and without escort or any special security at the time of the incident.”

According to the Force, “He was not targeted as a cop. It was purely an opportunistic crime, indiscriminately and maliciously targeted at citizens using that particular road. He was, perhaps, positionally unlucky at the time of the incident!”






was today 20th October 2019 rescued unhurt.


October 20, 2019730

The Area Commander, Suleja Area Command of the Nigeria Police Force, Mr. Isa Rambo, has been kidnapped by gunmen around Kaduna.

A senior police officer told Punch Newspapers in an interview that Rambo, who is an Assistant Commissioner of Police, was kidnapped on his way to Jos on Saturday evening.

The senior officer said, “He was kidnapped around Kaduna and was on his way to Jos along with his driver when they were attacked and whisked away. The kidnappers have made contact with us and are demanding a ransom of N50m.”

victim is the second senior police officer to be abducted in the last three months.

In August, a Divisional Police Officer in Delta State identified as Okoro was abducted and released after a ransom of N3m was paid but the police denied the

The victim is the second senior police officer to be abducted in the last three months.

In August, a Divisional Police Officer in Delta State identified as Okoro was abducted and released after a ransom of N3m was paid but the police denied the incident.

The route like most routes in the north has become a nnightmare to motorists who have now opted for the use of trained transport to Kaduna

The Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba denied knowledge of the kidnapping.

Additional reports from agencies




October 18, 201920


The EFCC, Sokoto Zonal Office, on Friday, October 18, 2019, arrested Danladi Chindo, Director of Finance, Ministry for Local Government and Nasiru Umar of Accounts and Salary, Ministry for Local Government Sokoto.

They were arrested for an alleged offence of Conspiracy, Abuse of Office and Diversion of Public Funds to the tune of N6,703,000.00 (Six Million Seven Hundred and Three Thousand Naira).


October 18, 201960

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, arraigned one Muhammad Dangana, a staff of the ECOWAS Commission, before the Federal High Court in Abuja on a 15-count money laundering charge.

Dangana, who was identified as an Executive Assistant to the Financial Controller, ECOWAS Commission Secretariat, Abuja, was alleged to have criminally diverted about N587.7million from coffers of the establishment.

The anti-graft agency alleged that he used part of the looted funds to purchase land in the Federal Capital Territory.

He was docked before trial Justice Okon Abang alongside his alleged accomplices, Aliu Sesay and Saleh Dangana, even as EFCC told the court that others involved in the said fraud are currently at large.

However, all the defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge that bordered on criminal diversion of funds, misappropriation and money laundering.

Sequel to a request by the prosecution counsel, Mr Wahab Shittu, trial Justice Abang remanded them in prison custody.

The court further fixed November 11, 12, 13 and 14 for trial.

One of the counts in the charge read: “That you Muhammad Dangana, male adult, being the executive assistant to the Financial Controller, ECOWAS Commission Secretariat, Abuja, sometime in 2016 in Abuja, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, did launder the sum of N200,000,000 you dishonestly diverted from ECOWAS Commission funds, entrusted in your care and management by using same to purchase a plot of land, being Plot 36 Guzape District, Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, thereby committed an offence, contrary to Section 15(2)(d) of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act 11 (as amended) and punishable under Section 15(3) of the same Act.”

Additional reports from agencies 



October 18, 2019470

Panic has gripped the Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State, following the murder of two students of the university by yet-to-be identified killers.

One of the victims, identified as Edwin Tochi-Eze, aka Tochiba, was a 100-level student of the Department of Mathematics Education who recently won the ‘Mr Education’ contest.

Daily Mail OnLine reports that Touch-Eze was said to have been found dead on Tuesday on a street close to his hostel with multiple machete cuts, which had raised the suspicion amongst students that his death might be cult-related.

The second victim, Ejekwu Lloyd, aka Chimzi, was said to have been found dead in a bush on the university campus with a gunshot wound in his chest.

A close friend of Tochi-Eze, Sammy Majestic, said Tochiba had been declared missing on Monday before his lifeless body was eventually found.

He said, “We were very worried and contacted his friends and family, but his corpse was discovered close to his residence on Tuesday.”

The Vice Chancellor of FUO, Prof. Seth Accra Jaja, said he was away to Abuja and asked our correspondent to contact the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the institution but he could not be reached.

It was, however, gathered that the university’s authorities had on Tuesday held an emergency meeting with the Student Union Government, faculty and departmental officials and the leadership of the Otuoke community over the insecurity on the campus.


October 17, 2019360

Gruesome, unfair or whatever you term it, a husband who saw his wife being sexually attacked and cut off his penis is facing a longer jail term than the alleged rapist.

Reports say the husband chopped off the penis of his wife’s rapist after seeing her being attacked yards from their home in Ukraine.

The 27-year-old husband was on his way home when he saw the horrific episode in Shevchenkovo, a village in the eastern Kharkiv region, Daily Mail reports.

Dmitry Ivchenko, 25, attacked the woman from behind and dragged her into a bush to carry out the rape before he was halted by her husband

Reports say his wife had left friends at a restaurant at around 1am and was heading to her home just 1,000ft away.

She was walking near her apartment block when a 25-year-old rapist, Dmitry Ivchenko, attacked her from behind.

Ivchenko covered her mouth with his hand to prevent her from screaming and dragged her into bushes, police said.

The victim’s husband left the party ten minutes later. When he reached their apartment block, he heard noise coming from the bushes.

He came closer to find out what was going on and saw Ivchenko squeezing his wife’s throat while raping her.

The husband then attacked the rapist by punching him on the head before grabbing his Swiss army knife and chopping Ivchenko’s penis off.

The husband’s attorney Dmitry Spaskin said to local media: ‘The husband lost the ability to control his actions. He did not understand what he was doing.’

The rapist’s screams and the victim’s sobbing woke up all the residents in the area who rushed to the scene.

Her mother immediately reported Ivchenko to the police while others called an ambulance for him.

Mr Spaskin said: ‘After the incident, [the husband] was in a state of shock and just walked away.

‘He walked about 13 kilometres and reached a neighbouring village. There he met an acquaintance and asked to drive him to a police station.

‘On October 13, at 7am, he handed himself into police and confessed in full.’

The husband was charged with causing grievous bodily harm and put under house arrest.

He said to local media: ‘I cannot explain what happened to me at that moment.’

The rapist was hospitalised to Shevchenko District Hospital and underwent surgery.

Sergey Mitrakov, the head of the hospital’s surgical unit said: ‘The patient needs a long-lasting treatment.’

Doctors have not speculated on the chances to reattach the penis and if the rapist will regain full functionality of the organ.

Police have launched a criminal case for rape against the rapist and he remains in hospital under police surveillance.

Snizhana Vodolazska, a spokeswoman for Kupiansk Region Police Department said: ‘The suspect caught up with his victim near her apartment block and raped her.’

It is known that Ivchenko is not married and unemployed.

Prosecutor Tetiana Vasileva commented: ‘The rapist said that he was dumped by his girlfriend a week ago. On the day of the incident, he drank a litre of vodka. He is refusing to say more so far.’

The female residents of the village have voiced their support for the husband.

Hanna Khaustova said: ‘Ivchenko tried to hit on me but I told him to stop. Then he said, “You will regret it”.

‘I believe any girl from our village could have become his victim. If he had not done it the rapist would have continued to assault girls.’

The husband faces up to eight years in prison if found guilty while the rapist Dmitry Ivchenko faces up to five years.

The rapist’s victim requires counselling and a long period of psychological recovery, according to local media.


October 15, 2019170

Save for the relentless desire of some bad eggs in the Nigerian society, Nigeria would have by now been described as a crime free state. This is not unconnected to the equally relentless and new strategies in which the Inspector General of Police’s Intelligent Response Team keep adopting.

Headed by a cool headed, intelligent and smart Abba Kyari, the Response Team has become a thorn in the flesh of deadly criminals and armed robbers, kidnap kingpins and high level perpetrators of crimes in the society that, within 24 hours of any incidence, they swoop on the perpetrators with such amazing surprise.
It could take long in planning but it doesn’t take long for them to make arrest. Take the cases of Evans the kidnapper and the notorious Lord of kidnapping himself, Alhaji Hamisu Bala Wadume still ring a bell across Nigeria.
Kyari knowing how dangerous these men were and how well connected they were, properly drilled his men, went through simulations to ensure all loopholes were plugged before snapping on their heels and subsequently arrested them.
To prove how dangerous one of them was, Wadume was alleged to be well connected with the Nigerian Army such that when he was first arrested in Taraba, it resulted to the brutal murder of three (3) Police Officers and two (2) civilians, and injury to five (5) others.
Such is the danger associated with curbing high level criminality in Nigeria that many Nigerians are left stunned and surprised how Kyari alongside his men still brought them down.
In fact, despite being the head, Kyari enters the fray himself combing forest and bushes in search of kidnappers in their hideouts, something not a few Nigerians have applauded.
Members of Kyari’s IRT told this newspapers that they love to work with him because he takes part in operations himself unlike many ‘ogas’ who sit in their offices to direct the affairs of their offices.
Kyari, who is currently the Deputy Commissioner of police has shown his mettle since joining the police in 2000. His exploit has, apart from Evans and Wadume, led to the arrest of Nigeria’s most dangerous men such as the most wanted Boko-Haram Commander Umar Abdulmalik and Eight of his Terrorists gang members, arrest of Twenty-two Boko-Haram Terrorist gang members responsible for the kidnap of the Chibok School Girls in 2014 and also responsible for series of suicide bombings and several attacks and ambush against security agents in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States.
The team captured the most deadly kidnapper in the history of Nigeria, Henry Chibueze Aka “Vampire” in Owerri, Imo State and his gang members, arrest of the deadly Offa Bank robbers that invaded Offa Town, Kwara State and robbed five commercial Bank. The gang also murdered over Thirty-one innocent Nigerians making it the deadliest bank robbery in the History Of Nigeria.
They also arrested kidnappers who kidnapped a serving Assistant Comptroller of Customs in Portharcourt, and the killers of former Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) Air Marshal Alex Badeh ‘rtd’ along Keffi-Gitata Kaduna Road.
Deadly kidnappers responsible for the kidnap and murder of Mr. John Iheanacho, a staff of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)/President of Eastern Zone Investment Cooperative Society Ltd, in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State was undertaken by IRT under Kyari.
They also swiftly arrested a suspect responsible for the murder of Lieutenant Abubakar Yahaya Yusuf, a serving Naval Officer and his girlfriend, Miss. Lorraine Onye, in Rivers State, just as they arrested the kidnappers responsible for the kidnap of two South African Citizens in Kaduna State.
One of the names that sent shivers down people’s spine then was Abiodun Egunjobi aka Godogodo. He was arrested in Ibadan, Oyo State, a dare devil armed robber responsibled for the death of over Five hundred (500) innocent Nigerians and Police Officers.
The list is endless and keeps expanding stretching the IRT, a team Nigerians solely rely on to solve every crime no matter how dangerous and difficult.
But the undaunted Kyari noted that,  They know that, “criminals are also not happy with us and what we have been doing. Some of them have been sponsoring lies against us. But it is normal; whenever you are fighting crime, they will fight back.”
Some of these criminals are so rich and well connected that if not for the diligent and transparent ways of Kyari and his men, things won’t have been working.
Kyari said,  “These criminals have money and what it takes; they are even richer than us. They use money to sponsor the publication of lies without even crosschecking whether it is true annoying or not.”

He pleaded pointing out that, “This is our country; we don’t have any other country other than Nigeria. So when somebody brings lies against somebody, you investigate it to know whether it is the truth or not before you publish it; that is what we are recommending for our friends in the media.”

According to the Head of, Benjamin Ufaruna, “The police department has tremendously worked hard to keep Nigerians safe and secure from the terrors of the underworld.

“We wake up every morning and are able to go about our business because of the sacrifices they make on our behalf. They lose their sleep so we can gain ours.”


October 7, 201960

Nasir Danu, an arrowhead in what is now known as the President Mohammadu Buhari’s Oil Mafia group was arrested at the Heathrow Airport in the United Kingdom, UK, few days ago with a fake Malta Passport and more than £200,000.00 in cash, sources confirmed at the airport in England.

According to sources at the Heathrow airport, Danu had arrived the busy UK airport and queued up on the line with passengers holding EU passports.

Once he was called by the immigration personnel and his passport ran on the scanning machine, the passport could not be scanned as the security features on the passport returned invalid.

“The genuine document has been unlawfully altered in some ways. They substituted some pages, substituted a photograph and altered the personal details, replacing them with Danu,” sources alleged.

According to sources, Danu was immediately pulled over in a room at the airport while his carry-on bag was searched and a cash amount of over £200,000.00 found inside his bag.

Upon cross-examination, according to a source, Danu told investigators that he paid $30,000.00 to an agent who helped him procure the Malta International Passport.

He also told investigators that he was carrying the cash to deliver to someone in UK. But the name of the intended recipient of the huge cash calculated to worth over N90million at the current exchange rate is not clear yet.

It is not immediately known if the huge cash was meant for the first lady, Aisha Buhari, who has been in London for almost three months now.

Danu also enjoys close ties with the First Lady, Aisha Buhari. He is the link man between the President’s wife and many oil contractors who seek favour from the first lady.

Danu donated the N56million Power-bike Yusuf Buhari, son of Nigeria’s President, had an accident with. He has been awarded billions in contracts from Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, the NNPC and Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMAS, through shady deals.

It’s not clear why Danu preferred using a Malta international passport as against his Nigerian passport. He, however, told investigators at the airport that he was coming from Nigeria aboard a British Airways flight from Abuja.

He was deported back, cash seized and allegedly banned from entering the United Kingdom.

The tiny nation of Malta recently came under fire when it announced plans to allow wealthy foreigners to obtain a passport for a 650,000 euro investment with no residency requirement, which would have made it the cheapest European Union (EU) nation in which to purchase citizenship, according to a report by the BBC.

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat estimated about 45 people would apply in the first year, resulting in 30m euros (£24m; $41m) in revenues.

After pressure from EU officials, officials changed the rule to require potential passport holders to reside in Malta for a year and raised the investment to 1.15m euros.

By taking up Malta citizenship either by naturalization or through investment, you get the freedom of travel to 182 countries, so no more visa hassles.

Meanwhile, Danu’s Casiva Limited was recently awarded the 2019/2020 contracts for the exchange of crude oil for imported petroleum products by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC.

Danu, was the Director of Logistics for the Buhari Campaign Organisation.

He is also the Chairman of HLSI Systems & Technology LTD, Nigeria, an alleged Israeli company, HLSI Security Systems and Technologies Limited that got a contract for the sum of $195million (N70billion) for the rental of security boats known as Fast Security Intervention Vessel, FSIV.


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September 27, 2019140


A house containing over three hundred people chained in their arms and legs has been discovered by police in Kaduna State.

The house already unbundled by personnel of the Nigeria Police, was said to be located in Rigasa community, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

A house with over three hundred people in Rigasa community, Igabi local Government Area of Kaduna State has been unbundled by personnel of the Nigeria Police.

Some of them according to the force are said to be from Burkina Faso, Mali and other African countries.

Among the inhabitants were children who confess to be abused homosexually, while elderly say they subjected to daily recitation of the Holy Quran and prayers with torture.

With chains on their legs and scars of injuries from torture, they disclose that Thursday evening’s unbundling of the place is liberation from slavery.

Bello Hamza 42 years old another inmate said, he was tricked to the centre by his family who are interested in taking over my shared of our inheritance.

In his words: “I have spent three months here with chains on my legs. Am supposed to be pursuing my Masters in University Pretoria South Africa. I got admission to study Applied Mathematics, but here I am chained.

“They claim to be teaching us Quran and Islam, but they do a lot of things here. They subject the younger ones to homosexuality.

“This is supposed to be an Islamic centre, but trying to run away from here attracts severe punishment; they tie people and hang them to the ceiling for that, but engaging in homosexuality attracts no punishment.

“Within my short stay here, somebody had died as a result of torture. Others have died before my coming due to poor health and torture. They give us very poor food and we only eat twice a day; 11:00am and 10:00pm.

“They have denied me alot of things here. I am a family man, I have responsibilities, but I am chained here not knowing what is happening to my family members.

CP Ali Aji Janga while briefing newsmen at the site said, “we received an information that something is going on in this rehabilitation centre or Islamic center. So, I sent my DPO here to check what was going on. On getting here, we discovered that, this is neither a rehabilitation centre or Islamic school.

“You can see it yourself that, small children, some of whom are brought from neighbouring African countrieslike Burkina Faso, Mali and others and from across Nigeria. Most of them are even chained.

“These people are being used, dehumanized. You can see it yourself.

“The man who is operating this home claimed that, parents brought their children here for rehabilitation. But, from the look on things this is not a rehabilitation centre. No reasonable parent will bring his children to this place.

“So, we are going to investigate them and get to the root of the matter. We will find out the real motive behind this centre, and if they are found wanting they will be charged to court.

“But first, we are evacuating all the people from this place to our station and we will make announcement for parents to come and recover their children.” He said.

Meanwhile, the Proprietor of the centre simply identified as Malam said, all they do in the centre is teach people Islam.

According to him, “All those allegations of torture, degumanization and homosexuality are false and mere allegations. We do nothing here other than teaching people Islam.

“They don’t do anything other than, recitation of Qur’an, pray and worship God. Those chained are the stubborn ones who attempt running away. Those who don’t attempt running away are not chained. Some were chained before and after settling down, they were freed.

“Most of them were brought by their parents from across the country and others from outside the country.” He said.

Meanwhile, at the end of the raid, the inmates were evacuated from the premises in about 15 Danfo buses to the Police headquarters. (Tribune)

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