Crime

How Lagos Police rescued kidnapped Fouani MD, 4 others in midnight raid

Police authorities in Lagos State has said the Managing Director of Fouani Company, an LG and Hisense subsidiary, Mohamed Fouani, kidnapped alongside two Lebanese, the boat captain and his assistant, were rescued in a midnight raid. The five were rescued late on Monday night, in Orugbo Iddo area of Lagos, by the state Marine Police, […]

Police smash syndicate behind fake JAMB websites, admission letters

The Police have arrested three suspects identified as Leonard Mpama, Ibang Ernest Jerome and Eshiet Odotukana Benson alleged to be the masterminds of forgery, system Interference and schemes operating phishing websites to defraud candidates taking the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examinations. The suspects who were the alleged masterminds of fake websites for JAMB […]

I faked my kidnap to extort money from my mother —27yr-old-lady

A Secondary School drop-out, Ruth Livinus, arrested for faking their kidnap, revealed yesterday that she did it to extort money from her widowed mother to establish a hairdressing salon. The 27-year-old lady was arrested alongside her live-in-lover, Isaac Gabriel, whom she alleged sold the idea to her. Parading the lovers alongside 21 other suspects arrested […]

Smuggled Nigerian petrol floods W’African markets, sells N1,700/litre

The Federal Government, on Monday, raised the alarm over the renewed smuggling of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol, following the massive hike in the pump price of the commodity in neighbouring countries. It stated that while the average price of petrol in Nigeria was about N701/litre, the average cost of the product in neighbouring […]

One killed as customs, soldiers clash with Lagos smugglers

The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit Zone A, Ikeja, Lagos State, on Wednesday, confirmed the killing of a smuggler in the Badagry area of the state. The spokesperson for the unit, Theophilus Duniya, who confirmed the development in a statement on Wednesday, said the deceased and his gang members attacked both the officers of […]

Customs raises alarm over molestation of female travellers at Seme border

The Seme Border Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has raised alarm over the rate of reported cases of molestation and harassment of female travellers plying the Lagos-Abidjan trade corridor through the Seme border post. It was alleged that female travellers and traders on the route were being dragged into the bush by some security […]

‘Bottled-Up Anger’: Why Okada Riders Attacked Lagos Police Station

When armed okada riders stormed a police station in the Ipaja area of Lagos State on Monday in protest, police officers responded with gunshots. From interviews with multiple sources who witnessed the violence on Tuesday, FIJ has gathered that one of the two persons who were severely injured during the attack has died. According to […]

N2m Kept in Widow’s Ecobank Account Stolen. She Suspects 2 ‘Branch Managers’ in Lagos

Oruku Caroline, a Lagos State-based widow, has narrated how N2,133,922.42 was fraudulently withdrawn from her Ecobank account by unknown persons. Oruku, 76, told FIJ that the incident happened on March 3, 2023, after she authorised two cheque withdrawals on the account. “On the day of the incident, I issued two cheque instructions to the Ecobank branch […]

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