Man handcuffs wife to generator overnight

The police in Ogun State have arrested a 37-year-old man, Ifeanyi Ajaero, for allegedly chaining his wife to a generating set. The suspect was said to have used a handcuff to chain Obiageli, 28, to the generator till day break after he seriously battered her. The incident, according to the Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, happened at Ewooluwo Sagamu in Sagamu Local Government Area of the state. Oyeyemi, in a statement issued in Abeokuta yesterday, described the suspect as a member of the “already disbanded” Merchant Navy. He said…

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Manslaughter: Two vigilante operatives bag six years imprisonment

An Ogun State High Court sitting in Abeokuta on Thursday found two vigilance officers guilty of manslaughter and sentenced them to six years imprisonment. Justice Olatokunbo Olopade, who delivered the judgment, sentenced Lambe Yinka and Friday Gbenga, with hard labour, for killing two men in the course of duty. The convicts, who are officers of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria, were arraigned on April 27, 2015 on a two-count charge of murder and manslaughter. The duo had reportedly on July 7, 2013 shot two men, Raji Morufu and Akeem Usman,…

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Kidnapping: No going back on execution of culprits – Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday insisted that the state government would enforce the state anti-kidnapping law to the letter, saying kidnappers will die if they kill anyone during the course of such criminal acts. Speaking at a sensitisation awareness programme on the law prohibiting kidnapping in the state, Ambode, who spoke through his Special Adviser on Civic Engagement, Kehinde Joseph, said state would not condone the act of forcefully holding innocent people with the intention of extorting them and their relations. The governor, who expressed worry that several lives…

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Man arrested for chaining wife to generator

The police in Ogun State have arrested a 37-year-old man, Ifeanyi Ajaero, for allegedly chaining his wife to a generating set. The suspect was said to have used a handcuff to chain Obiageli, 28, to the generator till day break after he seriously battered her. The incident, according to the Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, happened at Ewooluwo Sagamu in Sagamu Local Government Area of the state. Oyeyemi, in a statement issued in Abeokuta yesterday, described the suspect as a member of the “already disbanded” Merchant Navy. He said…

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KIDNAPPING: ‘Big business’ that took over from armed robbery

Kidnapping began some years back with the agitation in the Niger Delta region for resource control. Overtime it assumed an alarming dimension with schools becoming targets and pupils taken away for ransom. In this report, ISIOMA MADIKE, looks at this disturbing menace that has seen many Nigerians lose millions to abductors   Ikorodu, the aquatic neighbourhood in the ‘centre of excellence’, has been in the news lately, though for the wrong reasons. It is gradually but steadily becoming kidnappers’ den. But, before this new dimension to criminality, armed robbers had…

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Ikorodu militant attacks: Landlords put houses up for sale

  There is still palpable tension in Isawo area of Ikorodu, Lagos State, following the recent attack on the community by militants. Since the incident, residents of the aquatic environs have been fleeing in droves, according to findings. But, a visit to the vicinities during the week by Saturday Telegraph team, revealed that some landlords and land owners had gone beyond fleeing the troubled communities to selling their houses, lands and other properties in panic. Tenants of most of the houses had hurriedly abandoned their apartments a few hours after…

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ICE SUITES AND APARTMENT: Enticing with serenading luxuries

Lagos has continued to welcome new hotels to its hospitality sector with one of the newest additions being Ice Suites and Apartments located on Gbemisola Adenubi area of Ago – Okota (Grandmate) area of the state. The hotel’s location is fast turning into the business and entertainment district of Ago Palace Way, enjoying a serene and peaceful ambience of some sorts while the hotel’s enchanting presence certainly is an inviting attraction in the neighbourhood with its opulence easily one of its unique appeals. But beyond those attributions is the fact…

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Manslaughter: Two vigilantes bag six years imprisonment

An Ogun State High Court sitting in Abeokuta yesterday found two vigilantes guilty of manslaughter and sentenced them to six years imprisonment. Justice Olatokunbo Olopade, who delivered the judgement, sentenced Lambe Yinka and Friday Gbenga, to jail with hard labour, for killing two men in the course of duty. The convicts, who are officers of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria, were arraigned on April 27, 2015 on a twocount charge of murder and manslaughter. The duo had reportedly on July 7, 2013 shot two men, Raji Morufu and Akeem Usman,…

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In Syria and Nigeria, Trump faces the limits of American power

    President Trump, inspired by TV images of faraway suffering to launch missile strikes against Syria, may be about to discover a lesson that has confounded presidents for 25 years: American power can only do so much. That truth is also embedded in another set of disturbing images that Mr. Trump has not cited publicly: those from Nigeria’s conflict-torn northeast, where a very different crisis is drawing different American action toward different ends. Those two conflicts, in both their contrasts and commonalities, reveal something of the role that Mr.…

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Police arrest Ahmed Musa in £.8m UK home

Leicester City footballer Ahmed Musa has been arrested on suspicion of attacking his wife. The Nigerian striker, 24, was quizzed at his £850,000 five-bedroom home in Countesthorpe, Leicestershire, just hours after his side’s 2-0 win over Sunderland. Police received a domestic abuse complaint against the player, who cost the Premier League club a record fee of £16.6million. No-one was in when they first arrived at the home so officers made inquiries with shocked neighbours in the upmarket neighbourhood. The former CSKA Moscow forward was finally arrested at 1am yesterday by…

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