Police nab 3 brothers for kidnap, murder of mother of 3 in Abuja

June 4, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

  Police operatives attached to the Intelligence Response Unit of the Nigeria Police Force have arrested three siblings for the kidnap and murder of one Mrs Janet Nnenna Ogbonnaya on May 14, 2020, in Abuja. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frank Mba, in a press statement, That rsday in Abuja, named the suspects as Johnson Emmanuel, 38; Gideon Emmanuel, Read More

Interpol extends specialised platform to EFCC

June 3, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The International Police (Interpol), Wednesday, extended to the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC) its globalised information – 247 which enables users to share sensitive and urgent police information with their counterparts around the globe.The EFCC had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Interpol on November 29, 2018, as part of collaboration aimed at tackling the menace of corruption in Nigeria. EFCC Head, Media Read More

Bureau-de-change operator bags 7 years for fraud

May 20, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Kaduna Zonal Office, Wednesday, secured a seven years prison term of one Sadiq Mustapha without option of fine. Justice Mallong Peter of the Federal High Court, Kaduna, convicted and sentenced Mustapha for obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of N6,100,000 and operating illegal bureau de change. EFCC, Head, Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale, Read More

In similar pattern, 13-yr-old girls commit suicide in Delta, Cross River

May 19, 2020 Paul Okah 0

Two 13-year-old secondary school girls have committed suicide in Delta and Cross River states, respectively, using similar methods, but for varying reasons. According to a Punch report Monday, a 13-year-old Junior Secondary School student in Yala local government area of Cross River state, Josephine Wonah, allegedly committed suicide following a fallout with her mother. A blogger based in the area, Read More

COVID-19: Desist from smuggling passengers, FG warns drivers

May 15, 2020 bodeemen 0

The federal government has urged drivers conveying essential commodities to desist from the habit of smuggling passengers into states of destinations, asking them to abide by all extant rules and regulations put in place. The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo stated this during the COVID-19 Pandemic weekly briefing in Abuja. He commended manufacturers and captains Read More

6 women, 70 others in NDLEA net over 7034.80kg illicit drugs

May 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Okechukwu Onuegbu The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Anambra state command, said it has arrested 76 Indian hemp suspects, including six women in the first quarter of the year.The Commander of the Agency, Mr Mohammed Idris, who disclosed this in an interview, added that a total of 7034.80 illicit drugs were equally seized from the suspects. Others confiscated were Read More

Internet lover defrauds German female friend €10,000 on a dating site

May 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Monday, said they have arrested one Mr Chigozi Ndubuisi Kizzito, aged 29 for allegedly defrauding a German National, Ms Oyeleke Patricia Magdalena, the sum of €10,000.NSCDC, in a statement signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer, ASC Okadigbo Edwin, on behalf of the state commandant, disclosed that Kizzito, who hails from Arondizuogu Read More

Uneasy calm as angry security guard ‘stabs man to death’ in Anambra

May 4, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Anambra state police command, Monday, said they have arrested a private security guard, Mr Ibuchi Nwoju, attached to Coca-cola market, Onistha, Anambra state for allegedly stabbing one Mr Cletus Chisom to death.The suspect, Nwoju, aged 26, is from Asa village, Abia state, but resides in Onistha while the victim, Chisom hailed from Elekwe street, Awada. The Command’s Public Relations Officer Read More

Internet fraudsters bag 2 years in Kaduna

April 30, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Kaduna Zonal Office, has secured the conviction of Idahosa Bobby and Aidamebor Israel for offences bordering on internet fraud. EFCC acting Head, Media and Publicity, Mr, Tony Orilade, in a press statement, Thursday in Abuja, said they were arraigned before Justice Mohammed Tukur of the State High Court sitting in Kaduna, Kaduna Read More

Anambra: 4 arrested for hijacking 900 cement bags

April 28, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Anambra state police command have arrested four suspected persons for allegedly hijacking trucks with 90 bags of cement belonging to BUA cement company.The Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Haruna Mohammed, who disclosed this in a statement in Awka, on Tuesday, gave the name of the suspects as Mr Anayo Ulugha, aged 26; Mr Omoke Chigozie, aged 28; and Read More

Edo: Police nab 69 ‘cultists’, 42 ‘armed robbers’, others

April 22, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

Sixty-nine suspected cultists are currently cooling their feet in Edo state police command cells following a raid on them by operatives. The development came amidst renewed cult clash between black axe and Eiye confraternity groups which has left six persons dead in different parts of Benin city, the state capital. Edo state police commissioner, Lawan Jimeta, who disclosed this during Read More

FCT Police nab 3 for producing fake COVID-19 exemption tags

April 21, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

…Recover fake tags, ID cards In furtherance with the ongoing effort by the FCT Police Command to check the proliferation of fake COVID-19 exemption tags, Police detectives from the Command Intelligence Bureau acting on tip-off have arrested three suspects for producing fake FCT COVID-19 exemption tags. A press statement by Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the Command, DSP Anjuguri Read More

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Man bags 9 months for N2m internet fraud

April 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, has convicted and sentenced one Babatunde Rufai, also known as Richard Abben, to nine months in prison for internet fraud. This was contained in a press statement by the acting spokesperson, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Tony Orilade, Thursday in Abuja. According to the spokesperson, “The Read More

Vigilante, neigbourhood watch arrest 28 suspects in Kogi

April 14, 2020 Oyibo Salihu 0

No fewer than 28 criminal suspects have been arrested at different locations in the last one week  across  eastern senatorial district of Kogi state. The suspects were arrested by the Joint Task Force of State Vigilante Service and the Neigbourhood Watch. The Chairman of Vigilante in Imane community, Mr Usman Okoliko, who disclosed this in Okpo, Olamanoro local government area of Read More

Man in Police net for stealing placenta in Ogun

April 9, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

A 43 year-old man, Joshua Abraham, has been arrested by men of the Ogun state Police Command for allegedly stealing the placenta of a new born baby.The suspect, according to a statement by the command’s spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, was arrested in Ibafo area of the state.The suspect’s arrest, followed a report by one Raliha Zakara, the grandmother of the baby Read More

COVID-19: EFCC cautions Nigerians against fake donations, cure claims, vows to arrest perpetrators

April 8, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has cautioned Nigerians to be wary of fake charities springing up purporting to offer guidelines on donations to government as well  unsupported claims of cures and treatments of the coronavirus (Covid-19).  The Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, in a press statement by the commission’s acting Head, Media and Public Relations, Mr Tony Orilade, Read More

EFCC arraigns 3 bankers over N1.2m school feeding ‘fraud’

April 8, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Sokoto Zonal Office, Wednesday, arraigned Zaharaddeen Ibrahim, Micheal Alabi and Ngozi Agbonjari before Justice Muhammed Muhammed of the Sokoto State High Court on a four-count charge bordering on forgery and conspiracy to steal the sum of N1,205,000.A press statement by the EFCC acting spokesperson, Mr Tony Orilade, said the accused, staff of one Read More

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EFCC arraigns ex-Kwara official for money laundering

March 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A former Senior Special Assistant to the Kwara state Governor on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Ope Saraki, has been arraigned before Justice Babangana Ashigar of a Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin, Kwara state. A press statement by the acting spokesperson of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Tony Orilade, Tuesday in Abuja, said Saraki, a cousin to Read More

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Jay Jay bags two years in prison

March 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured the conviction of Joan Uruvbu aka Jay Jay on a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and intent to defraud. Acting EFCC spokesperson, Mr. Tony Orilade, in a press statement , Tuesday in Abuja said Jay Jay was convicted and sentenced by Justice Emeka Nwite of Read More

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Atlast! ICPC nabs fleeing ex-presidential panel boss Obono-Obla

March 21, 2020 Editor 0

After months of escaping arrest, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has finally arrested the suspended Chairman of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), Mr. Ekoi Obono-Obla. The revealed this via its verified Twitter handle. Also, spokesperson of the commission, Rasheedat Okoduwa said in a statement that the former SPIP Read More

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Shocker! How 19-year-old boy impregnated, threatened to kill own mother

February 16, 2020 Editor 0

Police have revealed how a 19-year-old boy used love portion to charm own mother, before he mounted and got her pregnant. While confirming the incident in Portharcourt, Rivers state Police Public Relations Officer Celestina Kalu said already the boy has been arresred over threat to kill her mom to cover up his shame. According to the boy, identified as Ekanem, Read More

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In Jigawa, Mother kills, buries one-day old bay inside bush 

February 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Police in Jigawa have arrested an 18-year-old lady (name withheld) for allegedly killing her one-day-old baby boy after they exhumed the corpse in Ringim Local Government Area of the state. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Abdu Jinjiri, confirmed the incident to News Agency of Nigeria in Dutse on Monday. Jinjiri said the suspect, a resident of Dandabi Read More

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Yari not arrested, Zamfara group says

February 7, 2020 Blueprint 0

The Concerned Citizens of Zamfara state has said that former governor of Zamfara state, Abdulaziz Yari, was never arrested, and detained by the police as reported. Some online reports said that the former Zamfara governor was questioned by the police in Abuja over his comments on the demolition of  Zamfara APC party offices during a gathering in Talata Mafara Local Read More

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Police arrest, parade 3 herdsmen terrorising Enugu

January 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

    Enugu state police command has arrested three Fulani herdsmen allegedly terrorizing the city of Enugu and responsible for various high profile kidnappings in the state.  The suspects; Adamu Mohammed, aka Suleiman from Taraba state, 25 years, Musa Ibrahim from Katsina state , 28 years and Dauda Alhaji from Nasarrawa state, 31 years were arrested on the 18th and Read More