Day: October 1, 2019

4 Years On The Run: Maina Arrested By DSS After Sneaking into Nigeria

The former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, AbdulRasheed Maina, has been arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services. Maina had been on the run in the last four years. He was, however, arrested by operatives of the DSS at a hotel in Abuja after he sneaked into the country from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where he fled to and subsequently declared wanted. Maina was accused of fraudulent deals as chairman of the PRTT. He was accused of complicity in a questionable N2 billion biometrics contract. He was on July 21, 2015 charged alongside a former...

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Police free 19 women and girls from Lagos ‘baby factory’

By Godswill Nwosu   Police in Nigeria’s biggest city, Lagos, have freed 19 women and girls who had mostly been abducted and impregnated by captors planning to sell their babies. The girls and women, aged from 15 to 28, had been brought from all over Nigeria with promises of work, Lagos police said on Monday. Four babies were also found. “Baby factories”, as such premises are widely known, are most common in parts of eastern Nigeria. “The young women were mostly abducted by the suspects for the purpose of getting them pregnant and selling the babies to potential buyers....

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Hoodlums kill traditional ruler, Prince in Lagos

A traditional ruler in Abule-Ado, Amuwo Odofin Local government area of Lagos State, died from deep machete cuts on his head, hands and face, inflicted on him by some miscreants. Another resident who was severely injured in the fracas that brought human movements in the densely populated community to a halt was said to still be receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital. The deceased who was recently installed as the Akogun of Ado kingdom, Chief Muritala Akogun, was said to have attempted to prevent some miscreants who invaded the community from causing havoc, last Saturday, only to be attacked....

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