EFCC arrests human organs trafficker in Port Harcourt (photos)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Port Harcourt Zonal Office, has arrested the leader of a syndicate involved in the buying and selling of human organs for trafficking to foreigners. The leader identified as Ukaeje John Emeka (alias Dr. Phil Mark, Dr. Donald Phillip, Dr. Wesley David), was arrested on April 16, 2021, at Rumukparali, […]

Destitute, hoodlums turn Pen Cinema Bridge into abode

Two months after the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, inaugurated the Pen Cinema Bridge, homeless people, including beggars and hoodlums, have occupied the facility and are allegedly using the opportunity to dispossess unsuspecting members of the public of their valuables. During a visit to assess the situation on Tuesday, PUNCH Metro observed that the bridge, […]

30 Kwara students taking exams arrested for Internet fraud (photos)

More than 24 hours after a raid on a students’ hostel, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Wednesday, confirmed that it had apprehended 30 suspects for alleged Internet fraud in various parts for of Ilorin, Kwara State. A WhatsApp message copied from the EFCC and posted by Da Radio General said “almost all the […]

Five things you didn’t know about Dare Adeboye

The news of the death of Pastor Dare Adeboye, son of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God Worldwide, Enoch Adeboye, shocked the world on Thursday. The PUNCH had earlier reported that the young cleric died in his sleep on Wednesday in Eket, Akwa Ibom State, where he was based with his […]

Ogun man wanted for killing cop, stabs mother-in-law to death

Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 28-year-old man, Opeyemi Ganiyu, for allegedly killing his mother-in-law, Abosede Oyewole. The suspect was arrested on Monday following a report made at the Atan-Ota Divisional Police Headquarters by one Odunayo Matthew. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in […]

Protest in Ogun State as gunmen abduct driver, three passengers

Residents of Ayetoro, Ilara and Abeokuta staged a protest on Wednesday against the abduction of a commercial driver and three of his passengers on the Abeokuta-Imala-Ilara-Ayetoro Road in the Abeokuta North Local Government Area of Ogun State. The victims were abducted by gunmen at Olubo village, the same spot where a doctor and a nurse […]

Octogenarian drug dealer, granddaughter nabbed, Marwa seeks action against cartels

An 80-year-old woman, Mary Adebayo; her 19-year-old granddaughter, Funmilola Adebayo, and two other ladies have been arrested in Akure, the Ondo state capital, by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency for selling assorted illicit drugs like cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, tramadol, swinol and skuchies. The agency said following intelligence-based raids and follow up operations […]

Govt approach wrong, ransom payment won’t end kidnapping – Obasanjo

FORMER President, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Wednesday declared that governments of former President, Goodluck Jonathan, and Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) paid ransom to kidnappers but they denied it. Obasanjo said he did not believe in payment of ransom to kidnappers and banditry, maintaining that it encouraged criminals indulging in the act. He spoke on Wednesday […]

Lagos to launch 500 small new buses next week

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has promised to introduce 500 small new buses to the state by next week Thursday in a bid to provide alternatives to local motorcycles. The Governor said this in a speech on Wednesday to mark the opening ceremony of the Lagos Architect Forum. The forum themed, ‘The City of […]

Mbaka resurfaces, protesting youths attack Enugu bishop’s house

The residence of the Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Most Rev. Callistus Onagah, was on Wednesday destroyed by angry members of the Adoration Ministry in Enugu State. The mob was protesting the alleged detention of the ministry’s Spiritual Director, Rev. Fr Ejike Mbaka, in the bishop’s house. The protesters who chanted war songs destroyed the […]

BREAKING: Pastor Adeboye’s first son is dead

Pastor Dare Adeboye, first son of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye is dead, Leadership reports. Pastor Dare reportedly died in his sleep on Wednesday night at his home in Eket, Akwa Ibom State. Before his death, Pastor Adeboye was a Youth Provincial Pastor in Eket, […]