Police declare ex-deputy governor of Lagos state wanted for fraud

According to Punch, the Special Fraud Unit of the Nigeria Police has declared a former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Alhaja Sinatu Ojikutu, wanted for allegedly defrauding a land buyer of N130m.

The SFU alleged in a statement on Wednesday that the suspect and her son, Samson, obtained money from the victim by false representation.
The Commissioner of Police for the command, Tunde Ogunsakin, said, “The victim alleged that in September 2011, the suspects conspired and sold a parcel of land at Plot 24 Block 4 situated at Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos for N130m which he paid into the first suspect’s account with the Union Bank of Nigeria Plc.

Police Free Kidnappers Victims

The Imo state police command has invaded a kidnapper’s den in Eziachi community in Orlu local government area, where they arrested five kidnap kingpins and released three victims.

The Commissioner for Police, Mr Mohammed Katsina said, at a press briefing, that the information of the kidnapper’s hide-out was disclosed by one of the kidnappers Chika Nwaburije who was arrested few days ago while trying escape to Benin Republic.

He had been declared wanted by the Nigerian Police a week ago.

Mr Katsina added that as soon as Chika was arrested, he gave reasonable information to the police about their hide-out and where they keep their guns which enabled the police to apprehend the other members of the gang.

The suspects who confessed to be kidnappers disclosed that they also manufacture locally made guns and in the past six months have kidnapped 3 victims demanding up to sum of 1.5 million naira each.

However, Mr Katsina disclosed that the freed victims have been taken to the nearest hospital where they are receiving treatment.

 

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Five Boko Haram members shot dead in Sokoto

Five Boko Haram members shot dead in Sokoto
From TUNDE OMOLEHIN, Sokoto

Five members of the dreaded sect, Boko Haram, were on Wednesday morning shot dead in Sokoto, Sokoto State by security operatives.

A combined team of security operatives carried out the raid on the hideout of the Boko Haram sect in Bado Quarters in Sokoto metropolis.

The team was made up of soldiers, police and Department of State Security Service operatives.

The Boko Haram members were said to have engaged the security operatives in a gun duel.

Sophisticated arms and ammunition were recovered from the hideout of the Boko Haram sect.

Details later.



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Police Chief Resigns in Chris Brown Probation Scandal

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The police chief who signed off on Chris Brown‘s alleged community service has resigned.

Bryan Norwood, Chief of the PD in Richmond, Virginia, was intimately involved in certifying Brown’s community service hours — hours the L.A. County D.A. claims were never performed.  Norwood was instrumental in removing Brown’s case from the Richmond Probation Dept. and placing it squarely in his hands.  Norwood also wrote a letter to the court vouching for Chris … claiming all of his community service had been performed.

The Mayor of Richmond says his office and the Chief reached a “mutual agreement” for his resignation.

There had been speculation for weeks the Chief might have resigned to get a similar job in Raleigh, North Carolina, but the buzz in Richmond is that the Brown scandal accelerated his decision.

The judge in Brown’s Rihanna beating case wants Brown to verify his hours.  If he can’t, he’s in big trouble and his probation could be violated.