Society - Crime
  • Nigeria police confirm abduction of Briton in Lagos
    26 march 2013 09:53:16
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigeria police have confirmed the abduction of a Briton in Nigeria's economic capital city of Lagos by unknown gunmen. Full text...

  • Gunmen kill teacher, injure three students in Nigeria
    18 march 2013 22:38:34
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Gunmen suspected to be members of the violent Islamic sect Boko Haram on Monday shot dead a teacher and injured three students at the Sanda Karami Secondary School in Nigeria's northern city of Maiduguri, the military said. Full text...

  • Nigeria bans bureaux de change operators at airports
    15 march 2013 09:44:44
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has banned Bureaux de Change (BDC) operators from all airports across the country, following Wednesday night's attack on the operators at the main Gateway Murtala Mohammed International Airport in the commercial city of Lagos that left several persons, including policemen, dead. Full text...

  • Armed robbers kill 2 policemen at Lagos airport
    14 march 2013 08:13:51
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Armed robbers Wednesday night attacked foreign exchange operators outside Nigeria's main gateway Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos, killing two policemen and escaping with a huge amount of money, the local media reported Thursday. Full text...

  • Mandela's ex-wife linked to another murder case
    13 march 2013 12:30:02
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Winnnie Madikizela-Mandela, the former wife of South African global icon Nelson Mandela, has been linked to a double murder that took place in Soweto 25 years ago, as a result of the testimony of one of the victim’s fathers. Full text...

  • Niger registers cell phone users, determined to stop cybercrime
    06 march 2013 16:56:36
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) – The Nigerien Minister of Public Security, Decentralization and Religious Matters, Abdou Labo, on Wednesday launched a nationwide initiative aimed at identifying all users of cell phones in the country. Full text...

  • Nigerian state governor offers 10m naira for police chief's killers
    05 march 2013 09:11:12
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State in South-east Nigeria, where a top police boss was killed by gunmen over the weekend, has offered 10 million naira (US$65,000) for anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the killers. Full text...

  • Nigeria police vow to apprehend, prosecute killers of police boss
    04 march 2013 12:47:28
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigeria Police have vowed to fish out and bring to justice the killers of the Commissioner of Police for the country's central Kwara state, Mr, Chinwike Asadu. Full text...

  • Unidentified gunmen kill Catholic priest in Zanzibar
    17 february 2013 12:54:11
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Unknown attackers on a motorbike early Sunday shot and killed a Roman Catholic priest who was on his way to celebrate Mass at Mtoni parish in Zanzibar, according to reports reaching here from the East African offshore island which is part of the United Republic of Tanzania. Full text...

  • ICC kicks off Mali war crimes probe
    16 january 2013 21:01:41
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has launched  an investigation into possible war crimes and crimes against  humanity in northern Mali since early 2012, the Hague-based court said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Solder arrested in Nigeria for kidnapping Indian
    09 january 2013 10:49:17
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A man suspected to be a serving Nigerian Army soldier has been arrested in connection with the kidnapping for ransom of an Indian national in the African country's South-west city of Abeokuta. Full text...

  • One dies as Nigeria's security agents clash with oil vandals
    08 january 2013 08:47:43
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Agents of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have clashed with suspected petrol thieves in Majidun on the outskirts the country's commercial city of Lagos, resulting in the death of one person and the arrest of 60. Full text...

  • Veteran guitarist arrested with cocaine in Nigeria
    06 january 2013 11:38:25
    Lagos, Lagos (PANA) - A veteran guitarist who played with one of Nigeria's top musicians for about 30 years has been arrested with 1.575kg of cocaine at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in the commercial city of Lagos, according to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). Full text...

  • Gunmen abduct Nigerian oil worker
    04 january 2013 15:23:07
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Gunmen have abducted a deputy manager at the area office of the state-run Pipelines Products Marketing Company (PPMC) in the oil-rich Rivers State, the police said Friday. Full text...

  • Nigeria registers vessels, boats to check oil theft
    27 december 2012 13:06:05
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The military Joint Task Force (JTF) in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta region, Operation Pulo Shield, has registered 85 vessels, 217 boats and 64 barges in an effort to check pipeline vandalism, illegal bunkering and other crimes in the region. Full text...

  • Gunmen kidnap Frenchman in Nigeria
    20 december 2012 13:32:44
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Some 30 rampaging gunmen bombed a police station and kidnapped a French Engineer, Mr Francis Colump, in Rimi local government area of Nigeria's northern Katsina State on Wednesday night, the police said Thursday. Full text...

  • ICC prosecutor appeals against Congolese war crimes acquittal
    19 december 2012 16:17:29
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, will appeal against the acquittal of Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, who was charged with crimes against humanity and war crimes following the 2003 fighting in the restive region of Ituri in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Full text...

  • ICC acquits DRC suspect of war crimes
    18 december 2012 11:33:49
    New York, US (PANA) - The Pre Trail Chamber 1 of the International Criminal ourt (ICC) Tuesday in The Hague, Netherlands, acquitted Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui of the charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Full text...

  • Gunmen kill MP in Nigerian state
    15 december 2012 09:57:57
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - For the second time in a month, gunmen Friday shot dead an MP in Nigeria's northern Kano state, the local media reported Saturday. Full text...

  • Abducted mother of Nigeria's Finance Minister freed (1st Update)
    14 december 2012 12:07:19
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has confirmed the release of her kidnapped mother, five days after she was seized from her residence in Ogwashi-Uku in oil-rich Delta State by gunmen. Full text...

  • My son not laundering money - Nigerian state gov.
    14 december 2012 10:26:44
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Gov. Sule Lamido of Nigeria's nothern Jigawa State has denied allegations that his eldest son, Aminu, was laundering money for him, after he (Aminu) was arrested with US$50,000 while about to travel to Egypt through the Aminu Kano International Airport in northern Kano State Wednesday. Full text...

  • ICC may issue fresh arrest warrants over Darfur war crimes
    14 december 2012 08:10:54
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The International Criminal Court (ICC) may issue new arrest warrants against rebel commanders and government functionaries for blocking aid to Sudan's troubled Darfur, Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigerian governor's son arrested for alleged money laundering
    13 december 2012 09:56:38
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Aminu, the eldest son of Gov. Sule Lamido of Nigeria's northern Jigawa State, has been arrested for alleged money laundering, after he attempted to travel to Egypt with US$50,000 in cash Wednesday, the local media reported. Full text...

  • Kidnappers of Nigerian Finance Minister's mother demand 200m
    13 december 2012 09:09:43
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Kidnappers have demanded 200 million naira (US$1.25m) each for the abducted mother of Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and wife of former Nigeria's Ambassador to US Oluwole Rotimi, the local media reported Thursday. Full text...

  • Ex-SA coach found guilty of match-fixing
    11 december 2012 08:30:11
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - A former Assistant Coach of South Africa’s national football team has been found guilty of match-fixing by a Cape Town court. Full text...

  • Crime: 302 people killed in Lagos in one year - Police
    05 december 2012 09:52:01
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigeria police said 302 people, including 32 policemen, were killed between 1 Nov. 2011 and 31 Oct. 2012 in Lagos, Nigeria's most populous state and the country's economic nerve centre. Full text...

  • Nigerian navy intercepts 17 vessels for illegal activities
    18 november 2012 10:48:12
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian Navy has said it intercepted 17 vessels for engaging in illegal maritime activities during its (navy's) recently-concluded military exercise in the oil-producing Niger Delta region. Full text...

  • Somali military court to try uniformed officers
    24 october 2012 17:34:25
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Somalia's little-known military court, asserting its authority, has announced plans to hear crimes committed by uniformed officers for violations committed during the country's long-drawn civil conflict, the UN said Wednesday. Full text...

  • ICC seeks UN Security Council backing over African war crimes
    18 october 2012 19:45:48
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The International Criminal Court (ICC) President Sang-Hyun Song has called on the UN Security Council to support its efforts to deal with the war crimes cases in Libya and in Sudan's Darfur. Full text...

  • Drug-dealing SA Minister's wife risks arrest if...
    02 october 2012 10:59:07
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South African authorities have warned that Sheryl Cwele, the wife of State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele, will be arrested if she fails to report to prison before Thursday. Full text...

  • SA mourns murdered boxing legend
    24 september 2012 11:05:27
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa is mourning one of the country’s most famous sports personalities, former world heavyweight boxing champion Corrie Sanders, who was shot dead by armed robbers who burst into his nephew's birthday party in the rural town of Brits near Pretoria. Full text...

  • SA opposition cool to crime-rate reduction
    21 september 2012 10:08:26
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South African Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa’s claims that the government is winning the war against crime has been welcomed in some quarters, but not everybody is convinced. Full text...

  • Pipeline vandals kill 3 staffers of Nigerian oil firm
    10 september 2012 13:39:25
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Three staffers of the state-run oil firm Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) have been killed by suspected pipeline vandals, the company said in a statement. Full text...

  • Rwanda, Tanzania sign partnership agreement on crime prevention
    06 september 2012 21:18:17
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – Rwanda and Tanzania have signed a bilateral agreement on trans-national crime, which aims particularly at preventing and fighting new kinds of crimes, including telecommunication fraud, human trafficking and money laundering, an official statement said on Thursday in Kigali. Full text...

  • Nigeria to host int'l confab on threat of cyber crimes to national security
    04 september 2012 19:34:57
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria is to host a three-day World Cyber Conference aimed at developing strategies against the latest developments in cyber crimes and its threats to national security. Full text...

  • Criminal offences decline in Mauritius
    16 august 2012 08:43:04
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The general crime level in Mauritius has gradually declined from 2008 to 2011, according to figures released on Thursday by the Statistics Office in Port-Louis. Full text...

  • Anni Dewani's killer jailed in SA
    08 august 2012 11:00:59
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - One of the suspects in the high-profile Anni Dewani murder trial, Mziwamadoda Qwabe, was jailed for 25 years on Wednesday for his role in the incident. Full text...

  • Nigerian Navy arrests Belgian ship for crude oil theft
    26 june 2012 11:59:14
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A Belgian ship and its 15-member crew have been arrested for allegedly stealing Nigerian crude oil, the Nigerian Navy (NN) confirmed. Full text...

  • Gambian opposition leader supports Jammeh on tackling crime
    29 may 2012 18:20:44
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Mai Ahmed Fatty, leader of the opposition Gambia Moral Congress (GMC), has expressed support for the government’s resolve to tackle rising crime rate in the country, PANA reports Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN Security Council reviews Libyan war crimes probe progress report
    15 may 2012 18:29:21
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The International Criminal Court (ICC) will present a progress report on its investigations into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Libya to the UN Security Council, the Court said Tuesday. Full text...

  • ICC Prosecutor may launch war crimes probe in Mali
    24 april 2012 19:36:03
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, said Tuesday he could launch investigations into crimes against humanity and war crimes, including rape, committed in Mali, the court said in a statement. Full text...

  • Kenyan police hold suspected terrorist over grenade attacks
    13 april 2012 17:58:45
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's anti-terrorism police Friday questioned a suspected terrorist, Abdulhah Abdul Majid, in connection with the recent grenade attacks in the tourist havens of Mombasa and Kilifi. Full text...

  • Nigeria foils plan to export 25kg of ephedrine to Mozambique
    13 april 2012 10:40:15
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it had foiled an attempt by a 52-year-old man to export 25.4kg of powdery substances that tested positive to ephedrine to Mozambique. Full text...

  • ECOWAS calls for regional strategies to tackle organized transnational crimes
    21 march 2012 17:35:26
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has urged police chiefs in Member States to develop regional strategies and synergy in tackling the myriad-organized transnational crimes confronting West Africa, especially the illegal circulation of weapons, piracy and terrorism, according to an ECOWAS press statement, received here Wednesday by PANA. Full text...

  • Britain, Nigeria partner against money laundering
    18 march 2012 20:44:44
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria and the UK are to partner to fight drug trafficking cartels through assets and financial investigation, according to a statement issued here this weekend by Nigeria's National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). Full text...

  • Ban calls for concerted efforts to fight organized crimes in West Africa, Sahel
    22 february 2012 17:47:45
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday called for an increase in regional efforts to tackle the rise in transnational organized crime, drug trafficking and piracy which are threatening peace and stability across West Africa and the Sahel. Full text...

  • Another former minister questioned on controversial judgement debt
    21 february 2012 20:21:41
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Another former minister has been questioned by the Ghana police in connection with his alleged role in the award of contracts for the rehabilitation and construction of sports stadiums in the West African state for the 2008 African Cup of Nations which led to the payment of a huge controversial judgement debt to a businessman who claimed the contract his company won for the job was illegally abrogated. Full text...

  • UN envoy, Interpol chief meet on organized crime in West Africa
    13 february 2012 22:51:28
    New York, US (PANA) - Said Djinnit, head of the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA), and Ronald Noble, Interpol’s Secretary-General, on Monday held discussions on transnational organized crime in West Africa, including illicit drug trafficking, the Full text...

  • Mob sets policeman ablaze in Nigeria for killing driver
    26 january 2012 08:37:36
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A mob piqued by the shooting dead of a commercial bus driver by a policeman at a checkpoint reacted angrily by beating the policeman to a state of coma before setting him ablaze, Nigeria's private Punch newspaper reported Thursday. Full text...

  • Malawi fugitive Chanthunya captured In South Africa
    24 january 2012 22:42:20
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Malawi's Inspector General of Police Peter Mukhito has exclusively confirmed to PANA that fugitive Misozi Charles Chanthunya, accused of murdering a pregnant Zimbabwean girlfriend, has been arrested in South Africa. Full text...

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