Benue ex-local government chairman arrested for illegal possession of firearms

A former local government chairman in Benue State and two other persons have been apprehended by police for allegedly being in possession of a cache of dangerous weapons. The suspects were arrested yesterday at Ogobia, Ugboju area of Otukpo. According to a source, who preferred anonymity, the trio are currently being detained at the State… Read More Benue ex-local government chairman arrested for illegal possession of firearms

Off-duty police officers arrest armed man at tube station in London

Two hero off-duty police officers detained a man armed with a knife and loaded gun after he scared other passengers on the Tube. A passenger pulled the train’s emergency cord after claiming they spotted the weapons as they rode the District Line. The alarm alerted the off-duty Metropolitan police officers who raced to the carriage… Read More Off-duty police officers arrest armed man at tube station in London

Egypt’s top rights lawyer, Malek Adly arrested

A prominent Egyptian rights lawyer, who had raised a legal suit against the Egyptian president’s decision to hand two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, has been arrested and ordered held in custody for 15 days, pending investigation into a list of allegations, including attempts to overthrow the government. Malek Adly’s detention on Friday is… Read More Egypt’s top rights lawyer, Malek Adly arrested

Over a dozen persons arrested in Pakistan for burning teen alive

Over a dozen people have been arrested after a teenage girl was choked, injected with poison, tied to a van and then burned to death. Police in Abbottabad in Pakistan’s northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province said the death was a so-called honor killing ordered by a tribal council after the girl, 16-year-old Ambreen, allegedly helped a… Read More Over a dozen persons arrested in Pakistan for burning teen alive