Woman allegedly steals four-month-old baby in Ogun
A Lagos resident has been arrested by the police for alleged baby theft in Ogun State. A middle-aged woman, Falilat Olatunji, resident of 23, Jawando Street, Ayobo in Ipaja, allegedly sneaked into a woman’s room at Iyana Lajola, Mile Two, Abeokuta and stole her four-month-old son who was sleeping.
Three held over UK truck deaths freed on police bail Vietnam
Three suspects arrested in Britain over the deaths of 39 people found in a refrigerated truck have been released on bail, police said Sunday. They are a man and woman, both 38, from Warrington in northwest England, and a 46-year-old Northern Irish man who had been held at London's Stansted Airport.
‘Youth empowerment schemes critical to crime reduction’
Impactful empowerment schemes that are tailored for youths especially sport, will help reduce anti-social vices, a group of sport enthusiasts has said. Speaking at Power Forward Basketball Championship, which brought together teenagers from across schools in Abuja
Curbing the menace of rape
As the Federal Government aims to curb all kinds of criminal activities that have bogged down Nigeria’s development and also projects her before the comity of nations as endemically insecure, rape is one crime that should get its serious attention.
‘Criminalise non-implementation of physical development plans’
For Nigerian settlements to become growth activators, there is the need to criminalise non-implementation of approved and operative physical development plans. This was the submission of the Managing Director, MOA Planners Limited, Moses Ogunleye at the 8th annual lecture of the College of Environmental Sciences, Bells University of Technology, Ota. He said, the authorities must…
Rio police suspected of using snipers in favela
Rio de Janeiro's favelas are known for high crime. But in one of the city's poor neighborhoods, rights groups say residents face a new threat: police snipers. According to an investigation by human rights organizations, at least five people were shot dead between October and January from a police tower in the northern Manguinhos favela.…
Varsity to establish centre to tackle unemployment, crime
Plans are underway by the Rivers State University to set up a fashion village in collaboration with Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre Limited. The Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Blessing Didia, said the centre is intended to train youths in the state on fashion skills to mass produce cover all, uniforms for schools and industries,…
Police deploy additional 500 Policemen to Lagos Island for crime, traffic control
In a renewed effort to curtail criminal activities and minimise gridlock, the Lagos State Police Command has deployed additional five hundred policemen to various routes on the Lagos Island with special focus on Apogbon, TBS, Eko Hotels and environs. The Command, in a statement signed yesterday by its Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, said…
Police arrest four for alleged assassination attempt
The Lagos State Police Command has arrested four persons for allegedly attempting to assasinate a 60-year-old woman, Gladys Osaigbovo. The suspects have allegedly confessed that they were contracted to kill the woman by her younger sister who is based in London. They also confessed that they were given part-payment of N500,000, leaving a balance of…
Drug crime concern mounts on Paris metro
Unions representing staff on the Paris metro staged strikes on Friday to denounce rising crime linked to crack and heroin use on the network. The CGT and SUD unions called for the walkout to protest the increasing presence of drug addicts at stations on the northern end of the lines 4 and 12. Some conductors…
Nextscenes.com platform excites writers
The website, which came into existence this year, is an online literary platform for creative writing, where writers allow readers to help them propose the next scene of a story or write their own stories.