NUJ Honours Gov. Yahaya Bello with Torchbearer of Security Award

The Nigerian Union of Journalists has recognised Yahaya Bello, the executive Governor of Kogi State with the Torchbearer of Security, Award.Presenting the award on Saturday May 29, 2021, at the Kogi State Liaison House, Asokoro Abuja, the Chairman of the NUJ, FCT Council, Comrade Emmanuel Ogbeche, noted that it was important to reward diligence to duty as a means of encouraging good works, motivate and to spur the recipient into… Continue Reading


                           Two suspected online scammers in the habit of advertising expensive mobile phones at cheaper prices on and luring their buyers to places where they fraudulently dispossess them of their money in exchange for fake mobile phones were on Wednesday arrested by the police. The suspects, Chukwu – Emeka Ogbona (45) and Olabode Kehinde (34), both mobile phone technicians… Continue Reading

RRS Arrest Suspect in 2017, Re-arrest Again 2019 For Phone Snatching After Remand

An unpentant suspect who had been arrested and charged for Pickpocketing and Stealing in 2017 by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command, was again rearrested by RRS for similar offence. The suspect, Tunde Ajeigbe 27-years-old, with two other accomplice (Ekene and Bolenbe) allegedly rode a motorcycle to 7Up to rob unsuspecting members of the public. Tunde jumped down from the  bike and snatched… Continue Reading


One of the armed robbers being arrested by the police. Four out of six armed robbers who invaded a branch of First Bank in Mpape, Abuja on Saturday have been apprehended by the security operatives and killed one. The armed robbers were said to have stormed the bank shooting sporadically into the air to scare people away. Some staff of the bank were on duty to balance their account as… Continue Reading

RRS Arrests Night – Club Robber, Two Others in Lagos

A suspected robber arrested by the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command has disclosed that he broke into a Night Club in Igbobi area of Lagos State to raise money for a member of his gang in order to perfect his bail condition from Kirikiri prison. The suspect, Sadiq Yinusa, 25, of 24, Oluwalogbon Street, Shomolu, Lagos, was arrested at the night club… Continue Reading

Sallah celebrations put off in Buhari’s Daura

When Muslims all over the world celebrate Eid-Fitr, next week, their counterparts in Daura, Katsina State, the birth place of President Muhammadu Buhari, will not be part of the celebrations. This came as Northern Governors, yesterday, met behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential villa, Abuja, where they lamented that banditry and kidnapping in the region were becoming more threatening than Boko Haram insurgency. Also, the Presidency… Continue Reading

NDLEA unearths airport cartel planting hard drugs in passengers’ luggage

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has uncovered a cartel, which specialised in planting illicit drugs in travellers’ luggage. The NDLEA Chairman, Col. Muhammad Abdallah (rtd), disclosed this in a statement. The cartel was uncovered after NDLEA detectives embarked on investigation of a Nigerian lady identified as Zainab Aliyu. Zainab was accused of entering Saudi Arabia with tramadol. The implication in this discovery by NDLEA was the realisation that many… Continue Reading

Frustration Made me join Fraud Gang – Suspect

For Osuji Chibuzor, 42, the leader of a 4-man fraud syndicate operating in Ikeja, Ojota, Ojodu, Berger, Ogba, College Road and Agege, it was a bad business gone awry. He was lured into the waiting hands of police officers after his team had successfully swindled a 34-year-old lady of the sum of N165,000:00. The suspect, whose role in the gang was to prophesy to victims after he or she must… Continue Reading

RRS Nabs 6 Robber’s Terrorising Lagos

The hands of the law has finally caught up with a group of robbers after the  operative of Rapid Response Squad (RRS), a unit of Lagos State Police Command arrested the  syndicate believed to have been  terrorising College Road, Fagba, and Abbattoir areas of the state. As for this group of boys, their diversity in terms of language and ethnicity was never a barrier as they were united in forming… Continue Reading

President Buhari’s Traditional Ruler Kidnapped

Babangida Lawal, a traditional ruler from President Muhammadu Buhari’s State, Katsina has been kidnapped. The traditional ruler was abducted on Sunday night at Murtala Rabe by some unkown gunmen who invaded the village. Spokesman of the Katsina State police command SP Gambo Isah confirmed the incidence, noting that his men are already on rescue mission. No ransom has been demanded as at time of filing this report.


Two of the robbery suspects arrested by the operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command for killing a Taxify driver and snatching his vehicle have confessed that they formed their robbery gang in Kirikiri Prison. The suspects, Simon Tyozemda (27) from Benue State and Lucky Friday (24) from Delta State were arrested on Wednesday, 14th March, 2018 with two long knives inside a UBER operated cab,… Continue Reading


The operatives of Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested four members of two fraud syndicates operating in Ikeja, Maryland, Ojodu-Berger, Agege and Oshodi parts of the metropolis. The members of the syndicates, three male and a female were arrested in two separate cases of fraud on Thursday and Saturday in Ikeja and Oshodi. The first group, comprising of Chinasa Sunday, 44 and Osadebe Aigbe 30,… Continue Reading

Arrested Pick Pocket Steals Again Inside Police Custody

A Twenty-Eight year old suspect who was arrested by the operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) for pick-pocketing proved his mettle by stealing N1,200 again inside the Police’s office during an interrogation. The suspect, Deji Ayoola, was hitherto, nabbed by the patrol team of the squad at Ojodu Berger over the weekend for pick-pocketing a commuter trying to board a commercial vehicle to the Redemption Camp. He had successfully perpetrated… Continue Reading

My Pastor Pushed Me to Sell Stolen Car……suspect

A 35 year old man arrested by the operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of Lagos State Police Command, has revealed that his pastor pushed him into selling of a stolen vehicle. The suspect, Olawale Olabinwonnu, working with Cherubim and Seraphim Church in Igbogbo, Ikorodu, as an administrative officer, was arrested by RRS Intelligence Team on Tuesday for trying to sell a Nissan Sentra, 2015 Model, stolen at gun –… Continue Reading

Rapid Response Squad nabs vulcanizer armed robber and his gang

A vulcanizer arrested along with three other suspected robbers by the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command, has disclosed that he ventured into robbery to raise money for food and graduation ceremony. The vulcanizer, Oluwatimileyin Okunnade, 21, from Ogbomosho, Osun State was arrested yesterday around 8:00 p.m. in traffic by the police after snatching an Infinnix Hot Note from a lady driving a white… Continue Reading

Why I sent my boys to behead Todays Prints MD –Herbalist

He used to be a famous herbalist, whom some people, both far and near, ran to for help at his shrine at No. 8, Oloti area in Iragbiji, Osun State, since he took over from his father in 2006. But at the moment, 37-year-old Asimiyu Agboola, known as Alhaji, is cooling off in the custody of the police in Osun State for being the brains behind the killing of the… Continue Reading

20 feared killed as Nigerian troops arrest Shi’te leader, Elzakzaky

The leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, a group propagating the spread of Shi’te Islam in Nigeria, Ibrahim Elzakzaky, has been arrested by Nigerian troops, following a siege on his Zaria residence, PREMIUM TIMES can reveal. A credible source in the sect’s hierarchy also told PREMIUM TIMES that a top leader of the movement, Muhammadu Turi, and the head of the medical team of the sect, Mustapha Saidu, and… Continue Reading


…Counsels Residents Against False Alarm The Lagos State Government on Wednesday warned residents to desist from holding open processions during the yuletide season, urging them to limit such gatherings to the enclosure of the venue. Briefing Government House Correspondents shortly after an emergency State Security Council meeting, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, said the Council decided to stop any form of procession due to the intelligence reports… Continue Reading

Policeman shot while escaping with stolen fuel ─ NSCDC

An Assistant Superintendent of Police attached to the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Adeniji Adele, Lagos State, Charles Achidika, and two other suspected oil thieves are currently battling for their lives at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital. It was learnt that Achidika and his accomplices, who have yet to be identified, were shot on the Badagry waterways around 2am on December 2, during a gun duel with men of the… Continue Reading

Security guard sets master’s house on fire after disagreement

The police in Lagos have arrested two security guards, Muhammed Kiga and Joseph James, for allegedly setting two houses on fire in the Ajah area of Lagos State. PUNCH Metro learnt that the two suspects, and one Musa, who is at large, conspired to commit the offence in November, 2015. A police source said Musa and Kiga were employed to guard a property on Loius Fadipe Street, Thomas Estate, Ajah…. Continue Reading

SSS disobeys court order, ejects ex-DG, Kayode Are, from Lagos home

Operatives of the State Security Service on Wednesday stormed the Lagos residence of one of its former Director Generals, Kayode Are, ejecting his family and throwing out his properties. “They are right here in my house,” a distraught Mr. Are told PREMIUM TIMES on telephone. “They have pulled down the doors, chased my family away and are throwing out our properties. They are not even giving us time to remove… Continue Reading


…Hands Over N4.8bn Security Equipment To State Command, RRS …Urges FG To Increase Support To Lagos …Buhari, IG Arase Asks States to Emulate Lagos Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday handed over series of security equipment and vehicles to the State Police Command and the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), just as he charged them to ensure that the equipment are deployed effectively to tackle criminal activities as residents… Continue Reading

Burglar arrested while entertaining self in victim’s house

A 28-year-old burglary suspect, Olamilekan Olaoluwa, has been arrested by policemen from the Iponri division after breaking into a house in the Ebute-Meta area of Lagos State. The Kwara State indigene was said to have broken into a two-bedroomed flat on Brickfield Road on Sunday around 2pm, while the occupant was away. Olaoluwa, a secondary school dropout, removed a Plasma TV from the wall where it was hung and packed… Continue Reading

How drunken gang member shot dead 9 DSS officials at Arepo —Agbara robbery kingpin

Leader of the dreaded gang of bank robbers which had been terrorising commercial banks in Lagos and Ogun states in military uniforms has disclosed that his gang never intended to kill nine officials of the Department of State Service, DSS, who went missing last September. The suspect, identified as Kelly Fotor, an Ijaw native of Arugbo, Ondo State, was arrested last Saturday by operatives of the Inspector General of Police… Continue Reading

I went into robbery because my salary can’t take care of my 2 wives and 3 children, graduate teacher tells police

Nemesis has finally caught up with five Fulani men suspected to be members of a notorious kidnapping and armed robbery gang who for years had terrorized Oke­ho and Iganna communities, in Iwajowa Local Government Area of Oyo State and environs. The suspects were arrested following re­ports of armed robbery and kidnapping of notable figures by hoodlums who were said to be armed with high calibre rifles. They were identified as… Continue Reading

Is the Chibok Project Abandoned?

Parents of the abducted secondary school girls in Chibok, Borno State have started accusing the state and federal governments of negligence and insensitivity to their plight. This was evident during their interaction with Mrs. Graca Machel, widow of former South African President, the late Nelson Mandela, writes Shola Oyeyipo As you read this piece today, it is over 580 days since about 219 secondary school girls were kidnapped by members… Continue Reading

Nigeria anti-narcotics agents part of airport drug ring

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, on Friday said it had uncovered a suspected drug trafficking cartel that included some of the agency’s staff at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu. This is contained in a statement issued by the agency’s spokesperson in Lagos, Mitchel Ofoyeju, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). According to the statement, two officers of the agency, Daniel Goska and Ndubuisi… Continue Reading

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