Showing posts with label kidnap. Show all posts
Showing posts with label kidnap. Show all posts

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Reno Omokri blasts CNN's Isha Sesay over story on kidnap of 20 fulani women

  Reno Omokri took to twitter today to dismiss a tweet from CNN news anchor Isha Sesay on the alleged kidnapping of 20 fulani women which was widely reported in the news headlines several days back. Reno says no woman was kidnapped and shared an url to where in fact the story could be read.  Find it here

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

SHOCKING: Choir Member Leads Gang To Church To Kidnap Church Member's Son

Israel Ekwuruibe is a devout catholic. Aside attending church regularly, he was a member of the choir at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Finima in Bonny, Rivers State. On Sunday, September 29, he went to church and sat on the choir pew, using his baritone voice to sing praises to God. But deep within him was a sinister plan that had been conceived along with five others to kidnap the little son of a church member for a ransom.

As soon as he sighted the car of their target, Israel made a sign to other gang members who were also within the church building, pretending to be genuine worshippers. The other suspects were Ifeanyi who was said to have formed the gang, Godswill Bernard, Loveday Anakwuru, Ogechi Nwosu (also a church member) and Odinaka Gabriel.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Alaba Market Biggest Boy, Azu, Caught In Kidnap Operation

Not all that glitters is gold (Old proverb). One of many big boiz in the popular Alaba Int'l Industry in Lagos, Azuoma Nwabugoh, widely referred to as Azu, has been arrested alongside members of his kidnap bunch who're also apprentice kids in his shops.
“My boss (Azu) brought the guns and we went along to kidnap the victim. My boss drove the man to an undisclosed place in the man's jeep while I followed in another car.
“It was when my boss returned to Lagos he gave me the victim's vehicle to sell to Arinze.Arinze gave me N50,000 and I handed it to my boss. My boss then gave me N30,000.”
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

I Didn’t Kidnap The Briton But Collected Ransom – Suspect

The Lagos State Police Command on Monday paraded a 27-year-old man, Chukwuemeka Benson, for the alleged kidnap of a British expatriate, Dickson Lee.
It was previously reported that Lee, who was kidnapped in Mafoluku area of the state on his way from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport last Thursday, had been rescued by the police on Sunday.
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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

BENIN : Gunmen kill soldier, kidnap an Israeli in Benin

 Gunmen yesterday, in Benin, Edo State, killed a Soldier on guard duty at  SETRACO Construction Company yard and kidnapped an Israeli working with the company.
Vanguard gathered that another soldier was reportedly shot and wounded, while a third soldier, also on guard duty was said to have escaped the attack launched by the gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.
It was also learnt that the kidnap victim, whose name could not be established at press time, is said to be a staff of SETRACO working on the Upper Mission Road in Benin.

When contacted, yesterday, 4 Brigade Army spokesperson, Capt. Roslyn Managbe, said she was yet to be briefed on the incident.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

We Shall Kill Nigerians In Pakistan If… – Families Of Kidnap Victims

Families of the five Pakistani nationals on board an oil vessel, Mt Matrix 1, abducted last Saturday at 40 nautical miles off the Bayelsa coast have told the management of the company, Matrix Energy, in Warri, Delta State, not to pay any ransom to the abductors to get them released.
They are promising to take revenge on Nigerians in their hundreds in Pakistan, if any of the victims was killed.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Gunmen kidnap Supreme Court Justice’s wife, daughter

Gunmen on Friday night, abducted the wife, daughter, and driver of a Supreme Court Justice, Bode Rhodes-Vivour. 
The victims were travelling to Edo State, ahead of the Justice’s daughter’s wedding ceremony.
 It was learnt that they were kidnapped between Ekiadolor and Okada along along the Ore-Benin Expressway.
When contacted on the telephone, Edo State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Moses Eguavoen, said he was unaware of the development.
He said, “I am not aware of that, but let me call the control room and get back to you.”

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Lagos Police Smash Kidnap Syndicate, Arrest 6

The Lagos State Police Command, yesterday, said it had smashed a kidnap syndicate which recently relocated to Lagos from the eastern part of the country and arrested six suspected members of the gang.

According to the command, the suspects confessed during interrogation to have one of their hideouts somewhere around Ibeju-Lekki, where they have successfully kidnapped four persons.Also, the command said investigation into the kidnap and subsequent release of the Ejigbo Local Council Development Area Chairman, Mr Kehinde Bamigbetan, showed that some of his abductors had fled to Ghana.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Increasing kidnap-for-ransom incidents in Lagos

This security advisory was sent out to expatriates who work in oil companies in Lagos. But foreigners aren't the only ones being abducted in decided to share with everyone. See it below... 
Recently in Lagos State, specifically between February 10 2013 and today, at least 10 confirmed kidnap-for-ransom incidents involving 12 victims have been recorded between Ikoyi, Victoria Island and the Lekki-Epe axis of the state. One incident occurred near Abraham Adesanya Estate on the Lekki-Epe expressway on February 10; four incidents on February 23, March 1, 21, and 25, occurred at Awoyaya area on the same route; two incidents in Lekki on March 23 -  one on the alternative route, and the other a foiled kidnap attempt along Admiralty Way; one incident on Awolowo road in Ikoyi on March 24; and two incidents involving a Briton and three Lebanese in Victoria Island on March 23 and 27 respectively. These incidents appear to be random and opportunistic but mostly happened late at night. However, high-profile incidents are usually preceded by prolonged monitoring of intended targets.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Three kidnap, robbery suspects arrested in Anambra

One of the alleged kidnap kingpins who ran away in Awkuzu, Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State during the raid at an acclaimed church, has been arrested by the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) in the state.
Two other robbery suspects were arrested by a combined team of soldiers and the police along Enugu-Onitsha old road in Awka and handed over to SARS.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Emeka Chukwuemeka, a deputy superintendent of police (DSP), confirmed the incidents yesterday to The Nation
The alleged kidnap kingpin simply called (Nnamdi) was arrested a few days ago in Onitsha, while his elder brother Ifeanyi Nwaezeagu who owns unchangeable God Miracle Church in Awkuzu is still on the run.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Gunmen Kidnap Seven Foreign Employees of Setraco in Bauchi

Seven foreign workers of giant construction company, Setraco, were kidnapped last night by gunmen in Bauchi. The attackers went to the Lebanese-owned construction site of Setraco in Jama'are town, where they killed a security guard and kidnapped the foreign workers Adamu Aliyu, the chairman of the local government area identified those kidnapped as one British citizen, one Greek, one Italian and four Lebanese.   Bauchi State Police Chief Mohammed Ladan told AFP that the unknown gunmen first attacked a local prison, burning two police trucks, before targeting Setraco, which is in the area building a road.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Housemaid invites boyfriend to rob boss, feigns kidnap

The police in Lagos State have arrested a 27-year-old housemaid, Mariam Acheme, and four others for allegedly robbing the housemaid’s boss.
According to police authorities, the housemaid, invited her boyfriend, Dansu Akokran, and another person at large to rob her boss and also stage her own kidnap. The Police Public Relations Officer of the state command, Ngozi Braide, said, “On November 26, 2012, the housemaid invited her boyfriend to her boss’ house when the madam had gone out. On getting to the house, the boyfriend and another person ransacked the entire house.

Friday, December 21, 2012

French man kidnap: Possibly an inside job – Katsina CP

KANO (AFP) – Police said Friday that a French citizen kidnapped in the north may have been taken by employees of his company after France’s president suggested Al-Qaeda was involved.An engineer with the French firm Vergnet was abducted late Wednesday by a group of 30 gunmen in Katsina state who stormed and opened fire on the residence where he was staying. Two Nigerians died in the attack.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Pirates Attack Tanker Off Nigeria's Coast, Kidnap Five

Pirates have attacked and looted a tanker off the coast of Nigeria, taking five Indian crew members hostage, the ship's operating company said on Wednesday, adding that the gunmen stole personal belongings.
Piracy and kidnapping in the oil-producing Delta and offshore are common, and West Africa's oil-rich Gulf of Guinea is second only to the waters off Somalia for the risk of pirate attacks, which drives up shipping insurance costs.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Students Kidnap Female Colleague, Assault, Kill And Bury Her In A Forest

BENIN—TWO students of Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State, Henry Edewo, 21 and Emmanuel Isikhuime, have been arrested by the Police for kidnapping, molesting and murdering a female student, one Mercy Peter, 21, also a student of the institution.

They were alleged to have buried their victim in a shallow grave in a forest at Ugbor village, Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State, after killing her.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Obi supervises demolition of kidnap suspect’s properties

Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, on Wednesday led the demolitionof two bungalows allegedly owned by a kidnap suspect, Mr. Emeka Ezekwe, in Umuihepune, Umuatu Village of Ihiala Local Government Area in the state.
A statement by Obi’s media aide, Valentine Obienyem, said the governor Peter Obi carried out the demolition exercise as part of the war against kidnapping and other crimes in the state.

The demolition followed the arrest of Ezekude and the recovery of arms and ammunition buried in the ground in plastic containers in the premises.


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