The Anambra State Police Command said it had commenced an investigation after a teenage boy identified as Uchenna Okafor, who was arrested for fighting in Awka, reportedly died in police detention in Akwuzu Police Division in the state.

The PUNCH reported that according to a Social Justice Campaigner and Gender Rights activist, @A_mummyya, who disclosed information about Uchenna’s death on Twitter, the deceased was arrested alongside two others for fighting and were taken to Awkuzu Police Division.

A 40-year-old man, Nuhu Usman, of Dangarga village in Burra District of Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State has allegedly shot and killed one of his two wives with a dane gun

The suspect was said to have loaded his local gun and kept it by his side while asleep, thinking that his eldest son who held grudges against him would come to his room to harm him.

In this interview with EMMANUEL OJO, the Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos, Benjamin Hundeyin, speaks on the measure taken by the police authorities to address the case of a group of policemen caught on camera drinking beer at a relaxation spot while in uniform during the festive season

There was a recent report about some policemen who were seen drinking at a spot in their police outfit. How do you react that as the image-maker of the police?

I don’t have anything to say about that because we have taken our decision. You can’t tell me you didn’t see the follow-up story, that all the officers have been transferred out.

A former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), has said that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission should not have been in existence, stressing that the commission currently operates outside the Constitution.

Agbakoba stated that since the EFCC is a creation of the National Assembly, it does not have the power to interfere with the activities of state governments.

The House of Representatives Ad Hoc Committee on Assessment and Status of All Recovered Loot Movable and Immovable Assets from 2002 to 2020 by Agencies of the Federal Government of Nigeria for Effective Efficient Management and Utilisation has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to prevent looters from recovering their loot in the ongoing auction of seized and forfeited assets.

Gunmen on Monday attacked a convoy of a former governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim, and reportedly killed four of his police details in the process.

The convoy was said to have been attacked at Oriagu in Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of the state on Monday.

Ohakim, who escaped narrowly, had his backup vehicle attacked, leading to the death of the four policemen.

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has signed the 2023 Appropriation Bill into law.

Buhari signed the 2023 transition budget Tuesday morning at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, in the presence of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Ahmad Lawan, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, and other members of the Federal Executive Counci

The Anambra State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo, has condemned the killing of the President General of the Obosi Community, Ike Okolo.

Okolo was gunned down by yet-to-be-identified assailants in his car in the Obosi community on Monday.

While in Awka, one man was shot dead on January 2, and in Ifite, about two persons were also said to have been gunned down.

No fewer than seven persons were confirmed dead on Sunday while 16 others sustained injuries in an accident involving a Toyota Hiace bus and Mack tanker a few meters from Gofamaint on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps in Ogun, Mr Ahmed Umar, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta.

The Regent of Oba community in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State, Prince Noel Ezenwa, and the traditional ruler of Obosi community in Idemili North Local Government Area of the state, Igwe Chidubem Iweka III, have hailed the Federal Government over the Second Niger Bridge.

Both monarchs commended the Federal Government for deeming it necessary to construct the project in the interest of Nigerians. The Second Niger Bridge passed through both communities.

Hoodlums have allegedly stabbed a man, Peter Nnamdi, to death, after invading a shanty in the Ebute Metta area of Lagos State.

PUNCH Metro gathered that normal activities were ongoing when the hoodlums invaded the area around 9.05pm on Tuesday.

The gang was said to have attempted to dispose Nnamdi of his mobile phone before stabbing him in the neck and ribs.

29th December

Gbenga Raheem, the husband of a female lawyer, Omobolanle, who was shot dead by an Assistant Superintendent of Police, Drambi Vandi, has narrated how his wife was killed.

Gbenga spoke on Monday when sympathisers visited his house in the Ajah area of Lagos State.

A Delta State-based woman identified simply as Madam Success has been reportedly arrested and remanded in Anambra State for her alleged role in luring four university female students into prostitution in her state.

Madam Success was on Friday arraigned before the Children, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Magistrate Court in Awka, where she was denied bail and also remanded.

The Executive Director of the Centre for Human Resource Development and Empowerment Initiative Kaduna, Dr Mohammed Ali, has said the North does not need an almajiri commission, but a total ban on the almajiri practice.

He said this while receiving representatives from the Ayana Centre for Almajiri Development and Empowerment Initiative during a visit to his office on Sunday in Kaduna.

The Nigerian Bar Association has said it will ensure that justice is served in the case of a lawyer, Bolanle Raheem, who was shot dead by a police officer on Christmas Day, while inside a vehicle with her husband in the Ajah area of Lagos State.

Reacting, the National Publicity Secretary, NBA, Akorede Lawal, described the incident as unfortunate, adding that the president of the association, Yakubu Maikyau, was monitoring the situation.