Category: Metro

A suspected thief, Babatunde Ibrahim, who allegedly specialises in stealing phones, says he derives pleasure in the act. The 28-year-old suspect told the police that he had been stealing since his childhood, confessing that he had stolen over 100 phones. PUNCH Metro learnt that Ibrahim was arrested on Sunday by operatives of Rapid Response Squad,…

The death toll from Monday’s early morning collapse of a five-storey building at Ikate, Lekki area of Lagos, has increased to 24 owing to the addition of six more recovered bodies. As at Tuesday night, the total official figure of casualties and survivors had stood at 18 and 13 respectively. But with the rescue operations…

THE Cross River State Police Command has paraded nine suspected cultists and four armed robbers arrested by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. John Eluu, on Monday said the suspects were arrested following a tip-off. He said, “On February 29, 2016, at the Ikot-Ansa area of Calabar, information…

THE freed female students of the Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary in Ikorodu, Lagos State, resumed at the school on Monday, but were immediately whisked away. The schoolgirls, who were abducted last Monday by 12 gunmen, were taken away by their parents and the school management for another checkup. It was gathered on Monday that the…