FCT Police nab 17 ‘cultists’, recover arms, ammunitions

April 11, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Police operatives from the FCT Police Command’s Anti-Cultism Unit have arrested 17 suspects for cultism along Gwagwalada, Gwagwa, Lugbe and Kurudma axis of the territory.A press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, ASP Marian Yusuf,  Sunday in Abuja, said: “In furtherance with its relentless effort to rid the FCT of criminal elements, the FCT Police Command has Read More

Cult war: Police arrest two suspects, recover vehicle, other exhibits

April 8, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Anambra state command, Thursday, said they have arrested two suspects in connection with killing of two persons.The suspects, Mr Victor Ikechukwu, 30 and Mr Ifeanyi Uyanne, 35, were allegedly killed by cultists at popular UNIZIK temporary site, Okpuno in Awka South local government area. The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Ikechukwu Ikenga, said the command also recovered one Read More

Anambra: Cultists at war, gun down 3

April 7, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

At least three men were gunned down on Wednesday afternoon across different locations in Awka, the Anambra state capital city.According to a source, one was killed at Umubelle village in Awka, while the other two were shut down opposite headquarters of a popular Pentecostal church at Unizik temporary site, Okpuno, both in Awka South local government area. Blueprint learnt that the Read More

FCT Police arrest 2 ‘car snatchers’, recover stolen car, fake number plates

April 7, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Operatives of the FCT Police Command has arrested two suspected car snatching along Dei-Dei axis of the territory. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, ASP Mariam Yusuf, in a press statement, Wednesday in Abuja, named the suspects as Abdullahi Mohammed, 37; and Mohammed Usman, 35.She said they were arrested by Police operatives from Wuye Division on Monday, Read More

FCT Police nab 3 robbers, recover arms, others

April 4, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Operatives of the FCT Police Command have arrested three suspects for armed robbery along Utako and Lugbe axis.A press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (FPRO) for the command, ASP Mariam Yusuf, Sunday in Abuja, named the suspects as: Rabiu Mohammed, 33; and Justin Tondo, 32; and Matthew John, 30. She said they were arrested by Police operatives from Read More

Go after hard drug pushers, A/Ibom govt tells NDLEA

April 1, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The Akwa Ibom state government Thursday ordered the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to mop up and prosecute hard drug pushers in the state.The Akwa Ibom deputy governor, Mr Moses Ekpo, gave the charge when the new state Commander, Mrs Obot Bassey, paid him a courtesy call in Government House in  UyoEkpo argued that the proliferation and trafficking of Read More

EFCC investigates top security officials who own property in Dubai

April 1, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has commenced investigation into the report of 13 top Nigerian security officials owning 266 property in Dubai, the United Arab Emirate (UAE). This was part of findings of a report submitted to the commission by the lead researcher in the discovery of the loot, Prof Gbenga Oduntan of Kent Law School, University of Read More

EFCC arraigns Benue Perm Sec for contract forgery

April 1, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Makurdi Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Thursday, arraigned the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Benue state, Ayaka Apir Ityu, before Justice A. I. Ityonyiman of the Benue State High Court, Makurdi, on one count charge of forgery. A press statement by the EFCC, Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, Thursday in Abuja, said the Read More

31-year-old man commits​ suicide in Taraba

April 1, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

A 31-year-old man, Jivini Jonnan Timothy, Wednesday, in Wukari local government area of Taraba state drank a substance known as snipper and died. It was gathered that Jivinni out of anger drank snipper because his wife to be quit with him for her ex-lover. Blueprint learnt that Jivini and his wife to be did their traditional wedding on March​ 21, Read More

For raping stepdaughter, man bags 400 years prison sentence

March 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A 46-year-old man who raped his 10-year-old stepdaughter close to 1,000 times over five years was sentenced to nine life terms in the Durban high court in South Africa on Friday, March 26. The man was further given a 173-year prison sentence after being found guilty of 56 counts relating to rape, human trafficking, sexual grooming, sexual abuse and distribution Read More

Bizarre! Woman kills mother, blames Pastor

March 29, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A 30-year-old woman, Blessing Jimoh, has blamed her Pastor for allegedly killing her mother, Ijeoma Odo. Already, she has been arrested by men of the Ondo State Police Command. Blessing said she has four children and committed the crime while they were working at the farm Ile-Iluji area. She claimed to be mentally unstable when she committed the crime. Blessing, who was Read More

Police arrest 21 railway vandals in Niger

March 24, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The police in Niger state have arrested 21 suspects for allegedly vandalising railway tracks in Esheti – Elegi community of Kataeregi in Katcha local government area of Niger state.The Police Public Relations Officer ( PPRO) of state police command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, stated this Wednesday while parading the suspects at the police headquarters in Minna.He said 17 of the suspects Read More

35-year-old man docked for alleged theft of N2m car

March 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A 35-year-old man, Baba Emmanuel, who allegedly stole a car valued at N2 million, on Monday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court. Emmanuel, who resides at Iju, Lagos, is facing a charge of stealing. The Prosecutor, ASP Bisi Ogunleye, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Nov. 30, 2020 at Oko-Oba, Agege, Lagos. Ogunleye said that Emmanuel Read More

SERAP sues NASS over ‘missing N4.4bn funds’, Senate probes N2.8bn unaccounted service wide vote

  The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit seeking to compel Senate President Ahmad Lawan and Speaker  House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila to urgently probe and recover a purported missing N4.4billion public fund appropriated to the National Assembly. The organisation, in the mandamus application lodged at the registry of the Federal High Court Abuja, said it Read More

Tension as gunmen kidnap Monarch in Ogun

A monarch in Ijebu-Igbo area of Ogun state, Oba Alade Meta (King with Three Crown) of Imope land, Oba Tajudeen Omotayo, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen Saturday. A source from the town said the Monarch left his palace around 11:00am with his butter color jeep plate for Ijebu-Ode. He said he was stopped by the gunmen on his way Read More

Police assault ex-NUJ staff in Edo

March 16, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

A former staff of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Edo state council, Mr. Osagie Wealth Efe, has been reportedly assaulted by a police personnel.Osagie was said to have been assaulted by a policeman attached to the Taskforce on Covid-19 Committee at Urhokpota ground, King square in Benin City. Osagie said trouble started when he tried to plead for mercy on Read More

In Anambra, Police discover baby factory, rescue four pregnant women

March 16, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Anambra state Police Command, Tuesday, said they have busted an alleged baby factory at Nnewi, Nnewi North Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.The Command’s Public Relations Officer, CSP Haruna Muhammed, who announced this in a statement, added that suspected owner of the ‘factory’ Ms Gladys Nworie Ikegwuonu was on the run while four pregnant young girls were rescued Read More

FCT Police nab 5 ‘cultists, one chance robbers’

March 14, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

 The FCT Police Command has arrested five suspects for cultism and one chance robbery along Gwagwa and Lugbe axis.A press statement by Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Yusuf Mariam, Sunday in Abuja, said three of the suspects: Peter Ajari, 24; Gideon John, 28; and Emmanuel Agwu, 26; were arrested by Police operatives from Gwagwa Division during routine patrol on Friday, March 12, Read More

Bauchi 2023: Appeal for unity in Katagum zone

March 14, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Considering the fact that youths are the backbone of positive transformation in any society, I would like to draw the attention of all youths in Katagum zone of Bauchi state to strive through thin and thick to convince our numerous gubernatorial aspirants to possibly look into the significance of uniting ourselves by picking and supporting only one aspirant for some Read More

Anambra: Police parade 80-year-old woman, others over suspected child trafficking, murder

March 11, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Anambra State Police command, Thursday, paraded 80-year-old woman, Mrs Chidi Felicia Nwafor and 39-year-old Ms Rejoice Raymond over alleged child trafficking.Nwafor and Raymond, from Umunya in Oyi Local Government Area (LGA) were accused of confining  three children (2 boys and a girl) inside different rooms at Onitsha, as well as subjecting them to physical and emotional torture without food. Read More

FCT Police reunite 15 trafficked children with parents

March 9, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The FCT Police Command, Monday, March 8, 2021, successfully reunited 15 children who were victims of trafficking with their parents.A press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, ASP Yusuf Mariam, Tuesday in Abuja, said: “In February 2020, the children between the ages of 2-13 years were deceptively taken from their parents in Lapai, Niger state, by one Read More