July 27, 2017

Woman stabs boyfriend to death with stiletto heel

Houston police say a 44-year-old woman stabbed her 59-year-old boyfriend to death with a stiletto heel during an argument on Sunday morning. Ana Trujillo was arrested and charged with murder when police found her boyfriend lying on the floor inside a luxury highrise condominium primarily inhabited by University of Houston faculty. The man had apparently suffered multiple stab wounds to the head Police got a call from another tenant about an argument in progress at about 3:50 a.m. When Trujillo answered the door, officers saw the victim lying on the floor, according to an official statement by Houston law enforcement. ...

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Gunmen kill 15 people in Rukubi village in Nasarawa

NAN – The Nasarawa State Police Command said on Thursday that 15 people were killed when gunmen attacked Agatu settlement in Rukubi Village in Ekye Development Area of Lafia. The Commissioner of Police in Nasarawa, Umar Shehu, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lafia that the village was attacked on Tuesday and that no arrest had been made. PREMIUM TIMES had reported the attack on Tuesday with residents saying hundreds of houses, cars and motorcycles were also burnt by the attackers. Some residents had said on Wednesday that the casualty figure was about two dozen. Mr. Shehu said that ...

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Spanish police break up sex trafficking ring, arrest six Nigerian nationals

Spanish police said on Sunday that they have broken up a prostitution ring, run by a Nigerian gang that forced women into sex slavery, branding them with hot irons and threatening them with voodoo rituals. Sky News reported that the detectives on the case arrested six Nigerian nationals, including one woman believed to be in charge of the ring. The prostitution ring was at the center of investigations for a year, the report says. A police statement revealed that the women were controlled by “verbal threats as well as physical violence and various voodoo ceremonies to terrorize them”. “The ring ...

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VIDEO: Imo state police rescue 72-year-old palm wine tapper from kidnappers

Imo state police rescued a 72-year-old palm wine tapper from kidnappers amidst gunfire, reports have said. The kidnap victim, Emmanuel Ujagba, says he was grabbed from outside his residence and place of work. Ujagba told reporters that he had first mistake his kidnappers for customers, looking to buy some palm wine from him. He said when the kidnappers, four or five of them in number, entered his backyard, they became violent and grabbed him forcefully even as he struggled. He was forced into a lorry and says he has no idea where he was taken. Imo state police spokesman Elius ...

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Six killed in communal clash in Lekki-Epe expressway area of Lagos

A clash between rival communities in the Lekki-Epe expressway area of Lagos has left six people dead and several injured, reports have said. Violence erupted on Saturday between local youths from Ajah, Olumegbon and Ilaje communities who were looking to settle a turf war. There are varying accounts of what sparked the violence. Most reliable is from Punch newspapers, however. They report that the deadly game started with a friendly game of football. An eye witness told the paper that the Ajah youths had been playing football at a pitch on their turf, Ajah, when Olumegbon boys arrived and argument, ...

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Body of missing 78-year-old woman found in son’s cupboard

Imo state police has arrested a 64-year-old retired school principal after local villagers found the corpse of his 78-year-old mother in his cupboard, 10 years after she was reported missing. Vanguard reported that Mrs. Lucy Osigweh was reported missing in 2003 and was never found in the years that followed until concerned villagers stormed and searched the home of her son Chief Chimezie Osigweh where they found her body in a cupboard in his personal shrine. Reports say that while police gave up searching for the elderly woman, her maiden family members did not. Their persistence paid off when, suspecting ...

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Baby factory busted in Imo state; 17 pregnant teens, 11 babies rescued

Police in Imo State raided a baby factory on Friday, rescuing 17 pregnant teenage girls and 11 babies. The teenage mothers were held against their will and used simply for breeding. Imo state police spokesperson Joy Elomoko told the BBC that the girls were fed once a day and not allowed to leave the room. Authorities are still seeking the woman who is suspected of selling babies at the home, BBC reported. A 23-year-old man suspected of impregnating the teens has been arrested. Baby factories are common in Nigeria and law enforcement continue to wage a war against the child ...

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Beheading of Berom man threatens peace pact in Jos South

A Berom man was beheaded over the weekend by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Gyel, Jos South local government area, fracturing the tentative peace agreement between the warring ethnic groups. Vanguard reports that the man was killed outside his home by assailants who invaded Gyel at about 4:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. The murder happened few hours after the Berom and the Fulani signed a peace pact arranged by Senator Gyang Pwajok, who represents the affected region. The senator and security agencies have worked with leaders in the northern zone, including Riyom, Jos South and Barkin Ladi, over the past three ...

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No ransom paid for release of Ali Monguno, officials say

NAN – No ransom was paid for Monday’s release of Nigeria’s first Petroleum Minister, Shettima Ali Monguno, who was abducted on Friday, Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has said. The governor said Mr. Monguno, who has since been re-united with his family, could not have paid any money to his abductors since he spent all his money on philanthropy, hence had nothing to give to the abductors. “Obviously Monguno was a philanthropist, who had spent all he had in the cause of humanity. “So the issue of money was out of it because the family had no money to ...

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Lagos police arrest 6 fraudsters who set up fake Jonathan/Sambo foundation, duped hundreds

Six suspected fraudsters are being investigated by the Lagos state police for allegedly setting up a fake foundation in the name of the country’s president and vice-president and duping hundreds of people in Ketu. According to Punch Metro, authorities have identified the suspects as Chris Ajakaiye, Atanda Johnson, Morenike Folarin, Ademola Atanda, Soledayo Akinnubunmi and John Ajagbe, whom police authorities identified as leader of the group. The faux foundation, named Goodluck/Sambo Foundation had its office at 15 Oluwalogbon Street, Ikosi. The fraudsters swindled many of their money, claiming they had access to President Goodluck Jonathan and VP Namadi Sambo. The ...

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