British Police Nab Six Over Christmas Terror Plot

British police say they have arrested six people suspected of plotting terror attacks for Christmas on behalf of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group (ISIS) in the United Kingdom.

Police officials said the arrests in the English Midlands city of Derby on Monday foiled a “significant” terror plan that came after months of close surveillance by the MI5 and counter-terrorism police forces.

The detainees, all aged 22 to 36, had planned to set off a bomb in a crowded British shopping center during the Christmas period, according to reports.

The Guardian confirmed the reports, saying, “Material recovered from an address raided in Derby has been initially assessed as being consistent with that needed to make homemade explosives.”

The counter-terrorism unit in Britain also noted that the detentions were linked to “international-related terrorism.”

Further investigations are under way to determine the motives behind the foiled terror plot.

In a late-October report, British security services said they had foiled at least 10 terrorist attacks over the past two years in the country.

“We continue to work at a relentless pace with our key partners, currently dealing with around 550 live cases at any one time. The counter-terrorism network and security services have successfully foiled at least 10 attacks in the last two years, with 294 convictions for terror-related offenses,” said Neil Basu, the deputy assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.

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Sharia Police Nab Woman Who Dumped Newborn

For dumping her new baby boy on a refuse dump, a middle aged woman is now cooling her heels in Police custody in Jigawa.

Malam Sa’idu Aliyu, the State Commandant of the Jigawa Hisbah Guards, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Dutse that the suspect (names withheld) was arrested by the guards on October 29.

NAN reports that Hisbah is the Sharia Law enforcement agency in the state.

According to Aliyu, the suspect is a resident of Bulakalu Village in Dutse Local Government Area.

He said that the woman dumped the baby in Shuwarin Village in Kiyawa Local Government Area of the state.

The commandant said that the baby was picked by a `good Samaritan’, who took him to the district head of the community and later reported the incident to the police.

According to Aliyu, upon receiving the report, Hisbah deployed its intelligence officers to the two local government areas to fish out the mother of the baby.

Aliyu told NAN that the guards eventually got an intelligence report that a woman in Bulakalu Village gave birth to the baby.

“The residents said they had not been seeing the suspect with her baby.

“We invited the suspect to our office where she confessed to being the mother of the boy.

“She also confirmed that she was the one who personally dumped the baby, because of fear of stigmatisation for giving birth out of wedlock,’’ he said.

Aliyu said that the baby was in good health and in the custody of a woman in Shuwarin Village, pending the conclusion of investigations into the case.

He said the suspect had been handed over to the Police for further action.

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Police Nab Truck With 176 Bags Of Indian Hemp

Police authorities in Kebbi have arrested a truck conveying 176 bags of Indian hemp, weighing 50 kilograms.

The Kebbi State Commissioner of Police, Kabiru Ibrahim, disclosed this in his office while briefing newsmen on the efforts of the Police to rid the state of crime.

He explained that policemen while on stop and search duty at Koko Division in Kebbi state, intercepted a truck with registration number Kano SML 124 XA, belonging to a cement company with the illicit weeds suspected to be indian hemp.

According to him , the driver, one Aliyu Sani, aged 32, said he was on transit from Ogere in Ogun state to Bodinga local government of Sokoto State.

According to him, the case is still being investigated. CP Ibrahim also opined that under the period under review , the Police in Kebbi have recorded significant success in fighting crimes in the state.

“The Kebbi State Police Command under our leadership has recorded tremendous success in crime prevention within the period under review , five cases of culpable homicide with 12 suspects arrested, five cases of armed robbery with 13 suspects arrested, two cases of rape with three suspects arrested , two suspects arrested for smuggling activities,” he said.

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Police Nab Online Male Prostitutes

Indonesian police said Thursday they have arrested three suspects in connection with an online prostitution ring that allegedly linked adult men to about 100 mostly teenage boys.

Officers caught the first suspect, a man in his 40s accused of pimping out boys on his Facebook page, on Tuesday in a hotel room in Cisarua on Java island.

The man, whose identity was not disclosed, was with seven boys and an 18-year-old when he was arrested, said senior police officer Agung Setya.

Two more suspects were detained on Wednesday, one who allegedly also offered boys over social media, and another accused of using the service which involved boys between 12 and 18 years of age.

“They all know each other, they’re a syndicate,” said Setya.

Investigators found 99 boys offered online at prices ranging from 1.2 million rupiah to 10 million rupiah ($90 to $750).

The police began monitoring the first suspect in August, when they came across his Facebook account during a regular online check.

He had been released from jail in March after serving a sentence for prostitution involving girls, Setya added.

Asrorun Niam Sholeh, head of the government-backed rights group the National Commission for Child Protection, urged the state to swiftly issue new laws to combat sexual crimes against children.

“We have to use this as momentum to really wage a war against sexual crime,” he said, adding that children were being “physically and psychologically damaged”.

resident Joko Widodo in May introduced tough new punishments for child sex offenders, including a maximum penalty of death and chemical castration, after the brutal gang-rape and murder of a schoolgirl sparked nationwide outrage.

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Troops Nab Another Boko Haram Kingpin In Borno State

The troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, with the assistance of vigilantes, on Tuesday identified and arrested a high profile suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Mohammed Mohammed Zauro, at Sabon Gari, Damboa Local Government Area (LGA) of Borno State while on routine checks.

The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, in a statement on Wednesday, said preliminary investigation shows that the suspected terrorist kingpin was arrested as he was trying to flee to Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State, from Sambisa forest.

He said the troops also recovered a Gionee brand of mobile telephone handset and a fake SAIE/JIBWIS identification card to perfect his escape and the sum of N7,900.00k.

He stated that the troops also intercepted another suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Lawal Aboi, along Damboa-Bale road.

“According to him, he was on his way to voluntarily surrender to the troops in Damboa because he was tired of fighting for no just cause,” he said.

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Police Nab South African Cocaine Trafficker’s Nigerian Accomplice

A Nigerian suspected of having sponsored a South African woman, Lerato Lekganyane, who was allegedly caught with 1.21 kilogrammes of cocaine at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport (MMIA), Lagos on May 20, has been arrested. 
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) disclosed this on Tuesday at Lekganyane’s trial before Justice Babs Kuewumi of the Federal High Court, Lagos. 
The unnamed Nigerian man and Lekganyane will be arraigned, (she for the second time) before Justice Kuewumi on August 4.
Lekganyane was said to have been apprehended by NDLEA officials at the MMIA while attempting to board a Johannesburg, South Africa-bound plane with the illicit substance concealed in two packages inside her bra.
Prosecuting counsel, Mr. Augustine Nwagu, had told the court that Lekganyane acted contrary to Section 11(b) of the NDLEA Act Cap N30 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
The accused had earlier been arraigned and pleaded guilty to one count of cocaine trafficking pressed against her by the agency, after which Justice Babs Kuewumi adjourned till yesterday for review of the facts of the case and sentencing.
Yesterday, however, Nwagu informed the court that he needed to amend the charge sheet as Lekganyane’s accomplice, a Nigerian, had also been arrested and brought to court.
He said, trying Lekganyane and her accomplice would ensure smoothness of the trial.
“I was informed this morning that the person that sponsored her for this trip has been arrested and they even brought him to court this morning, but I told them that I could not file the charge now. I will be applying for a very short adjournment to enable me to amend the charge and join the second person that they have just arrested,” the prosecutor said.
Defence counsel, Chief (Mrs.) Lilian Omotunde opposed Nwagu’s application.
She said: “I am objecting to this application made by the prosecuting counsel in view of the fact that the matter was slated for review of facts today and the defendant has already pleaded guilty. She is a foreigner; she has accepted her guilt. I expected my colleague to have gone ahead for the review.
“A few minutes ago, I was informed that a Nigerian who is the mastermind is in court. If it pleases Your Lordship, I will be applying that we go ahead with the review of the case. My learned friend knows what to do with the mastermind that has just been arrested.”
In a short ruling, Justice Kuewumi said the prosecution was entitled to the right to amend its charge if it wished.
He adjourned till August 4, 2016 for further proceedings.

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Police Nab 34 Cattle Rustlers In Kebbi

Kebbi State Police command has apprehended 34 suspected cattle rustlers  and recovered 27 fire arms and impounded  24 motorcycles belonging to the suspects.

The Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of zone 10, Tambari Yabo Muhammad, who addressed newsman during his official visit to the State command in Birnin Kebbi,  said the suspects were specialists in Cattle rustling and robbery, stressing that they would be charge to court for prosecution.

“1,000 Cattle had also been recovered from cattle rustlers in Bena town,Danko-Wasagu local government of Kebbi state last week by the anti cattle rustlers team.

“Assorted arms and ammunitions  and a rocket propelled grenade were recovered during a raid operation by anti cattle rustlers  team in Bena Forest in  Danko-Wasagu local government area.

“The Kebbi Police command has intensified patrol of Yauri and  Zuru local government areas  in the southern part  to curtail the rampant of Cattle rustling and kidnapping in the dense forest and mountain terrain”, he added.

The AIG applauded the efforts of the  Police command in crime control and assured  that support to the command would be enhanced.

He,  however, warned the officers and men of the command against interfering in civil cases,adding,”we cannot condone illegal detention,extortion from general public,harassment,intimidation and  human rights violation. ”

He challenged policemen to re dedicate themselves to their duties by shunning corruption and called on citizens to always be security conscious by reporting suspicious attempts of  wrong-doing.

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Police Nab Four For Snatching Mopol Rifle

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested four suspects, who allegedly attacked two mobile policemen and snatched their rifles at Agric area in Ikorodu, Lagos State, three years ago.

The police also recovered the two stolen arms, including one AK47 rifle with serial number 348417 and nine rounds of live ammunition, one Type 06 rifle with serial number 07010583 and one automatic pump action gun with serial number 42716.

Parading the suspects and eight others at the Command Headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, on Monday, for various crimes ranging from cultism, car-snatching to armed robbery, the state Commissioner of Police, Abdulmajid Ali, said that in October 2013, the four persons forcibly snatched the arms from two mobile policemen.

Ali said the suspects, including 35-year-old Sulaiman Lekuti (aka Epe Sule), Semiu Alaka (aka Ese Sobo), 39, Azeez Gbolahan (aka Eniba), 45 and Teslim Adetunji (aka Tessy), 43 were eventually arrested by men of Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

Ali said that, “On October 2013, some hoodlums at Agric in Ikorodu Area of Lagos, attacked two PMF personnel and collected their arms. On receipt of the information, policemen attached to SARS Abeokuta swung into action and arrested the suspects with the rifles. The case is still under investigation.”

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Residents Nab Suspected Boko Haram Member Dressed As A Woman

A man suspected to be a member of the Boko Haram sect and wearing a woman’s attire, has been arrested by a vigilance group in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State.

Alhaji Abubakar Bello, the General Manager of Birnin Kebbi Central Market, made this disclosure to newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Wednesday.

Bello said that the man was caught within Birnin Kebbi central market with the assistance of traders and customers in the market.

The market manager said that he was unaware of the suspect’s motive of appearing in a complete woman’s dress.

“People are now more conscious than ever as they are conscious of any suspicious movement lurking around,” Bello said.

He said the suspect was apprehended by the vigilance group after an alarm was raised by the people in the market.

“We later alerted the security agencies in the state on the development and we handed him over to them for further investigation,” he added.

When contacted, ASP Nafi’u Abubakar, the state police command’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), confirmed the development.

Abubakar, however, disclosed that the suspect had a mental problem and was a staff member of the state-owned Jega School of Health Technology.

He said that not a single weapon was found on the suspect.

“After the suspect was handed over to us for further investigation, we found out that the suspect either had a mental disorder or was a mad man.

“He will be examined further by medical doctors to ascertain his health condition,” Abubakar added.