Driver Kills Boss, Dumps Body In Septic Tank

A driver, Samson has been arrested for killing his boss and dumping his body in a septic tank at Ekiadokor area of Ovia North East local government area.

Two other suspects have also been arrested in connection with the killing.

According to reports, Samson sold the vehicle of his boss to an herbalist at Ovbiogie village and told his children that their father was kidnapped.

Police sources said Samson informed the victim’s children who are based abroad that the supposed kidnappers were demanding for the sum of N2m.

The police source said Samson collected some money from his boss’s children with a promise that their father would be released soon. The lid blew on Samson when some relatives visited the residence of Samson’s boss and discovered the decomposing body inside a septic tank. It was a bid by Samson to collect the balance of the N500, 000 with which he sold the car to the herbalist that he was arrested by policemen from Ekiadolor Division.

Policemen at the police headquarters where the case was transferred to said the incident happened two weeks ago. The policemen said the corpse of the victim has been recovered and the three suspected interrogated. Police spokesman, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, said he was yet to get briefings on the incident.

PHOTOS: Two Men Charged For Killing Lesbian Couple, Children

Two men have been arrested and charged for the gruesome murder of a woman, her lesbian partner, and two of her children in Troy, New York.

James W. White, 38, and Justin C. Mann, 24, from Schenectady, New York were charged with multiple counts of first-degree murder during their arraignment in Troy City court Saturday morning. Both men pleaded not guilty.

Police say Brandi Mells, 22, her lesbian partner Shanta Myers, 36, and Myers’ children Jeremiah, 11, and Shanise, 5, were killed inside Mells’ tiny basement apartment around 9 p.m. on Dec. 21. The bodies weren’t found until 5 days later. The victims’ throats were slashed and their hands were bound behind their backs

Troy Police Chief John Tedesco said at a press conference that one of the defendants knew the victims. He declined to give a possible motive for the murders.

Tedesco said: “I don’t need to speak about the horrific events that took place in that apartment, especially dealing with children. I don’t have to tell you what a good feeling it is to have these two in custody. It’s a great relief.”

The police chief said both men were arrested at Mann’s apartment on Friday. Mann appeared emotional during his arraignment, according to the Daily Gazette.

State police Major Robert Patnaude said surveillance cameras, both public and private, helped lead detectives to the suspects.

Patnaude told reporters: “We’re confident that we have the right people here. We’re confident that we’re going to be able to put a great case together. It’s going to get better as the days and months go on, as the forensic evidence develops.”

White and Mann face life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted on all charges.


Lesbian Couple And Children Found Dead In Home

A lesbian couple was found murdered with their throats slashed alongside their two children in upstate New York on boxing day and they have now been identified.

Shanta Myers, 36, and her 22-year-old girlfriend Brandi Mells were found dead inside the apartment where they had been living in Troy, just outside Albany, at about 12:50 pm on Tuesday. Myers’ two children – five-year-old Shanise Myers and 11-year-old Jeremiah Myers – were also found dead inside the home. Myers has a third child, a son, who doesn’t live with her.

Law enforcement sources told the Albany Times Union that the victims had been found bound and with their throats slashed. Police Chief James Tedesco described the slayings as an act of “savagery.” He added there was evidence it was not a random act.

He said on Wednesday: “After being in this business for almost 42 years, I can’t describe the savagery of this. I don’t have the word.”

The bodies were first discovered by a property manager after being asked by family to check on the welfare of the residents. Autopsies completed on Wednesday afternoon are expected to clarify the timeline of attacks and exactly how the victims were killed. Police have said they still don’t have a suspect for the murders, and don’t want to release a potential motive in the fears of hurting their investigation.

Rev. Jackie Robinson said the family were much loved and respected in the neighborhood. He said Myers had worked as a bus monitor and her children were active in youth programs. Robinson added that he didn’t know anything about Mells.

The pastor added that children at the youth center where Jeremiah played basketball were distraught and crying over news of the killings. He said community members were nervous because the killer remains at large.

Myers has been described by friends as a hardworking mother who was devoted to her children.

Olukere Of Ikere-Ekiti, 5 Others Sent To Prison Over Alleged Murder

The Olukere of Ikere-Ekiti, Oba Ganiyu Obasoyin, was on Wednesday remanded by an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s Court for alleged murder.

He was arraigned in connection with violence which erupted shortly after he inaugurated his hotel located in Gbemisola area of the town on Friday.

Suspected thugs vandalized the hotel over a statement made by Obasoyin which they believed was against the interest of a governorship aspirant who hails from the town.

Obasoyin’s loyalists allegedly launched a reprisal attack on those identified as the perpetrators on Monday which claimed the life of one Kolade Adefemi.

Others charged with the Olukere on an order to remand filed by the Commissioner of Police were Ajewole Sunday, Adetowoju Bode, Kayode Michael, Olowolafe Tola and Aluko Taiwo.

According to the remand order form marked MAD/181fk/17, the accused persons were charged with conspiracy, attempted murder of Ayodele Osanyinbola and murder of Kolade Adefemi.

The offences are punishable under Section (1) and 319 (1) of Criminal Code Cap C16, Laws of Ekiti State 2012 within Ado-Ekiti Magisterial District on or about the 25th December, 2017.

Defence counsel, Mr. Ademola Adeyemi, urged the court to grant bail to the accused persons.

Police prosecutor, Inspector Johnson Okunade, opposed the bail application and pleaded that the court granted the remand order request.

Chief Magistrate Adesoji Adegboye refused the bail application and ordered the accused persons to be remanded in prison pending the issuance of legal advice on the case.

Adegboye adjourned the case till 8th of January, 2018.

Taxi Driver Arrested Over Murder Of British Embassy Worker

A taxi driver has recently been arrested over the murder of a British embassy worker in Beirut whose body was found dumped by a motorway.

According to reports, the driver allegedly confessed to killing Rebecca Dykes and abandoning her body in the east of the capital, Lebanese state media reported. He also admitted attempting to rape the 30-year-old victim before strangling her with a rope.

It is believed Ms Dykes had been at a colleague’s leaving party in the Gemmayzeh district of Beirut on Friday night.

Lebanese police traced the alleged killer after his car was picked up on traffic management CCTV cameras.

An official said that the murder was a “criminal act” and not politically motivated.

Ms Dykes was working as a programme and policy manager with the Department for International Development and as policy manager with the Libya team at the Foreign Office (FCO), according to her LinkedIn page.

She had previously worked as an Iraq research analyst with the FCO.

British Ambassador to Lebanon Hugo Shorter tweeted on Sunday that everyone at the embassy was “deeply shocked, saddened by this news”.

“My thoughts are with Becky’s family, friends and colleagues for their tragic loss,” he said.

“We’re providing consular support to her family & working very closely with Lebanese authorities who are conducting police investigation.”

Ms Dykes, a University of Manchester graduate, also had a masters in international security and global governance from Birkbeck, University of London.

She was a former pupil of Malvern Girls’ College and Rugby School and had spent time at a Chinese International School.

A Department for International Development spokesman said: “Our thoughts are with Becky’s family and friends at this very upsetting time.

“There is now a police investigation and the FCO is providing consular support to Becky’s family and working with the local authorities.”

The Foreign Office confirmed that an arrest had been made.


Man Kills Wife After Argument Over Food

The police in Niger state has arrested 50-year-old Tanko Bamaiyi for allegedly killing his 30-year-old wife of 10 years, Auta, because she refused to serve him food at their home in Maigoge village in Mariga Local Government Area of Niger State.

The suspect had an argument with his wife over food and in the middle of the argument, he picked up a machete and hacked her to death. After the attack, he threw the machete into a river.

“In the heat of argument I used my cutlass (machete) and killed her. My wife was fond of not giving me food in time and when I complained, she will abuse me. She never gave me food each time I asked for it. She even asked my 10-year-old daughter to abuse me because I was asking for food and whenever I want to correct the girl, she will abuse me. I lost my temper. I am sorry, extremely sorry for what happened. It is the act of the devil and I pray my in-laws will find a place in their hearts to forgive me. I regret all of my actions.”

The acting Public Relations Officer (PPRO), of the state command, Peter Sunday, said the suspect will soon be charged to court.

Priest Jailed For Murder Of Parishioner

A jury in Hidalgo County in South Texas on Friday sentenced an 85-year-old former priest to life in prison for the 1960 killing of a schoolteacher and former beauty queen who was his parishioner.

The jurors found John Bernard Feit guilty of murder on Thursday night then they sentenced him on Friday. 25-year-old Irene Garza was killed by Feit after she went to him for confession at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen, Texas.

Irene disappeared on April 16, 1960. Her bludgeoned body was found days later. An autopsy revealed she had been raped while unconscious, and beaten and suffocated. Prosecutors asked jurors on Friday for a 57-year prison term, one year for each year he had walked free since killing Irene Garza. Prosecutor Michael Garza, who is not related to the victim, had asked the jury not to view the now elderly and weak Feit as he is today, but to try to imagine him as a 28-year-old man capable of subduing the woman.

The jury eventually decided on the maximum sentence. Afterward, Garza said at a news conference that he wished that he could take credit for the conviction and sentence, “but it was God-driven.”

“I can say this: Pigs are flying, and Irene is resting,” he said.

Feit, then a priest at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, came under suspicion in the investigation early on. He told police that he heard Garza’s confession in the church rectory rather than in the confessional, but denied he had killed her. One of the evidence that pointed to Feit as a suspect over the years was the testimony of two priests who told authorities that Feit had confessed to them. One of them said he saw scratches on Feit soon after Garza’s disappearance. His portable photographic slide viewer was found near Garza’s body. Feit had also been accused of attacking another young woman in a church in a nearby town just weeks before Garza’s death. He pleaded no contest and was fined $500.

Feit left the priesthood in 1972, married and went on to work at the Catholic charity St. Vincent de Paul in Phoenix, training and recruiting volunteers and helping oversee the charity’s network of food pantries.


Man To Die By Hanging After Beheading Boy

Justice James Abundaga of the Nasarawa State High Court 4, sentenced one John Yakubu to death by hanging for beheading a seven-year old boy, Samuel Danjuma, in 2012. The convict was apprehended by DSS officials with the severed head of the deceased on July 22nd 2012.

Justice Abundaga said that Yakubu in confessional statement, said he lured the boy, his neighbour’s son, to a stream in Agwan Galadima in Nasarawa Local Government and drowned him before removing his head.

Justive Abundaga said the death sentence was in line with Section 221 of the penal code. The accomplice of the deceased, Ishaya Daklung, was sentenced to four years in prison, with hard labour for being in possession of human head, saying that Daklung’s sentence was in line with Section 219 of the penal code.

Justice Abundaga said the severed head of the victim was deposited at the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia morgue.


NANS Leader, Others Arrested For Murder

The National Association of Nigerian Students, Bayelsa State chapter’s leader, and seven other undergraduates have been arrested by the Bayelsa State Police Command for alleged murder of a student.

The Bayelsa NANS leader Perewari Benjamin, who is a 400-level student of the state-owned Niger Delta University, Amassoma, alongside his accomplices were arrested after a driver reported the case to operatives of the State Anti-Robbery Squad.

The suspects are Asari Enagob, 400 level; Suoguai Bina, 500 level; Ibe Ogbonna, 300 level; Igbanibo Tari, 400 level; Ekperi Kenneth, 400 level; Kemefie Ebimene, 200 level, Chukwuma Lawrence.

The state Commissioner of Police, Asuquo Amba, parading the suspects lamented the involvement of the students in the alleged murder, adding that they were arrested after a driver whom they assaulted and hired his bus without paying flagged down a patrol van of operatives of the State Anti-Robbery Squad around the area.

On the incident that led to the death of the unnamed student of the Federal University, Otuoke, Amba said, “The incident occurred at the Zone B Election for Coordinators of NANS at the Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State, between November 25 and November 26.

“On November 26, three drivers – Ayo Kehinde, Jamiu Salahudeen and Nwanya Chinonso – reported to the police that the suspects (students) hijacked their vehicles and robbed them at gunpoint.

“Students representing universities and higher institutions in the South-South Zone resorted to the use of firearms, which led to the death of the student. The students also involved themselves in robbery against innocent citizens.

“This leaves one to wonder about the future of our great nation. The development calls for a drastic action to curb this menace and a complete reorientation of our youths.”

The police recovered arms and ammunition from the suspects, including two locally-made single-barrelled pistol; two live ammunition; five 9mm live ammunition and some charms.


Family Hacks Disobedient Son To Death In Imo

The family of Oke Amandi, who own a Sabbath mission In Ihitenansa, Imo state, have been accused of killing one of their sons in his sleep because of his waywardness, after which they immediately tried to bury him secretly.

The son Chibuzo Amandi, popularly known as Monkey, was butchered to death by his family as he slept in their home in Imo state. According to reports, it was his brothers who killed him because he constantly terrorizes his parents.

The family, were caught when trying to secretly bury Monkey the morning after.

Onlookers asked the reason why Monkey was acting out and his brother replied:

“We sent Monkey to learn a trade but Monkey refused. The Dorma that was bought for him, he has destroyed that Dorma. The only thing left of it is just that thing there. There was a time Monkey was given 200,000 (Naira) to set his life up elsewhere and Monkey said igbo (drugs) was what he wanted to plant in Benin. He was given 200,000 to leave home. Monkey went to that place but when time came to do what he went there for, he said he wouldn’t and returned home with a bag of Igbo. “

Killer Of Oyo State House Of Assembly Member Apprehended

The Oyo State Police Command also paraded a runaway killer of a member of Oyo State House of Assembly, Gideon Aremu, representing Oorelope Constituency, July last year.

The commissioner revealed that the suspect, who escaped to Ekiti, his country home, shortly after committing the act, had been on the Police wanted list.

In his words:  “Nemesis caught up with the suspect when he was arrested in his criminal hideout after sneaking into the state and led another robbery gang to snatch a motorcycle from its owner at Egbeda area of the state.”

The suspect, Arobiole, popularly known as Judgment, admitted to the crime and confessed saying he and two of his gang members were responsible for the murder.

Narrating how he committed the crime with two others, Judgment said:

“It was Toiheeb, who initiated the idea. The lawmaker was described as a very generous man, who always gave people in the neighbourhood money. “We trailed him to his house and as he tried to alight from the car, we pointed guns at him. The lawmaker was surprised to see his neighbour among us. He held him by the shirt and said ‘Even you.’ “We collected his phone then I shot him because he was struggling with us. We thought since he knew one of us, he would expose us sooner or later. It was after we killed him that we knew he was a very important person in Oyo