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Police arrests 32-year-old man over fraud with 10 ATM cards in Adamawa

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Police arrests 32-year-old man over fraud with 10 ATM cards in Adamawa

Police arrests 32-year-old man over fraud with 10 ATM cards in Adamawa

The operatives of Adamawa Police command has apprehended a 32-year-old man, Joseph Nwakibe, for alleged fraudulent activity with 10 ATM cards.

SP Suleiman Nguroje, the command’s Spokesman, confirmed this in a statement issued to newsmen on Friday in Yola.

He stated that the suspect was arrested on Nov. 8 by the police while on surveillance patrol at first bank ATM stand along Bank Toad in Yola North Local Government Area.

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“The suspect, Joseph Nwakibe, a native of Nnewi South Anambra state and resident of Makurdi, Benue state, was said to have been invited to Yola by his friend Obinna Ajima, now at large, for joint fraudulent activities.

“Preliminary investigation reveals that, they usually queue behind customers with pretend as customers and usually offers to assist anyone they perceive is having difficulties in making transactions.

“And in the process take note of the person’s ATM pin number and smartly swap the card with the fake one in their hand,” Nguroje stated.

He said that the Commissioner of Police, Mr Sikiru Akande, commended the effort of the operatives and directed that effort be intensified to arrest the other suspect at large.

The police bosd advised members of the public to be careful and refuse any assistance from criminal elements while making bank transactions at ATM points.

He said any person who need assistance should not seek help from strangers but rather call on the attention of the bank’s securitymen.

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Iraqi court sentences former IS leader’s wife to death

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Iraqi court sentences former IS leader’s wife to death

An Iraqi court on Wednesday sentenced the wife of the former top leader of the Islamic State (IS) group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to death.

According to Supreme Judicial Council statement, the Karkh Criminal Court issued the death verdict for the wife of the terrorist over joining the IS group and detaining the kidnapped Yazidi women in her house in west Mosul.

In 2019, the U.S. forces conducted a raid targeting al-Baghdadi in Syria’s northern province of Idlib, killing the IS leader.

Al-Baghdadi, whose real name is Ibrahim Awad al-Badri, established the IS in 2014.

The extremist militant group, which once captured large swathes of land in western and northern Iraq, was defeated in late 2017.

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Police arrest suspected vandal on Third Mainland Bridge

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Police arrest suspected vandal on Third Mainland Bridge

Police arrest suspected vandal on Third Mainland Bridge

The Police Rapid Response Squad (RRS) has arrested an 18-year-old suspected vandal, Mubarak Abdullahi, for allegedly stealing LED road stud light on the newly renovated Third Mainland Bridge.

Mr Jubril Gawat, the Senior Special Assistant on New Media to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, disclosed this in a post he shared on his X handle, @Mr_JAGs, on Friday.

Gawat said that the suspect was arrested around 10.00 a.m. on Friday.

“The suspect, living in Makoko, had at the time of his arrest, removed 10 of the LED road stud light screwed to the road to enhance the visibility of road users.

“The suspect was caught red-handed by the operatives on patrol of the bridge around 10.00 a.m today,” he said.

According to him, RRS Commander, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, weeks ago, deployed bike riders on 24 hours security patrol in the area to monitor traffic and infrastructure on the bridge.

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5 hunters arrested for torturing 14-year-old boy to death over alleged N20,000 theft in Adamawa

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5 hunters arrested for torturing 14-year-old boy to death over alleged N20,000 theft in Adamawa

The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested five hunters for torturing a 14-year-old boy to death over the alleged theft of N20,000 in the Maiha Local Government Area of the state.

Spokesperson of the command, SP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, June 6, 2024, said the suspects were arrested for “extra-judicial killing of a teenager”.

“The Adamawa State Police Command has on 5/6/2024 arrested five Hunters for the unlawful arrest and torture of a 14 years old teenager, whom they alleged to have stolen 20,000 in Maiha Local government area,” the statement read.

“The Commissioner of Police, while condemning the actions of the hunters, warned members of the public against taking the law into their own hands.

“The suspects are currently under investigation and would be charged to court for the law to take its course.”

5 hunters arrested for torturing 14-year-old boy to death over alleged N20,000 theft in Adamawa

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