Police probe Toritseju Jackson’s death in Abuja hotel

September 16, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The FCT Police Command gas commenced investigation into the death of Buckingham University Law graduate, Toritseju Emmanuel Jackson, in a hotel in Abuja. This was contained in a press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Adeh Josephine, Thursday, in Abuja. Jackson, 23, was reportedly stabbed to death in a hotel in the Wuse, Zone 4, area of Abuja, Read More

EFCC boss hale, hearty says spokesperson

September 16, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) has assured Nigerians that the Chairman of the Commission Abdulrasheed Bawa was hale and hearty. Bawa reportedly slumped at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Thursday morning, while speaking on the importance of digital identification in commemoration of the National Identity Day. The EFCC boss was said to have become emotional as he talked about the Read More

Court orders interim forfeiture of firm’s N2.7bn 

September 16, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Justice Tijani Ringim of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, has ordered the interim forfeiture of the sum of N2.7 billion recovered from the account of Spiralfoss Limited. EFCC Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, in a press statement, Wednesday in Abuja, said: “Justice Ringim gave the order, following an ex parte application filed by the EFCC.” “Moving Read More

Fake soldier soliciting release of suspect arrested in Ogun

September 12, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

One Segun Ogundeji, who was fully dressed in military uniform to solicit for the release of a suspect at the police divisional headquarters in Sango Ota area of Ogun State has been arrested for impersonation. A release by the command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, made available to Blueprint, Sunday, stated that Ogundeji, who himself was an ex-convict was arrested when Read More

Revealed! How couple ‘stole male child, staged naming ceremony’ in Kano

September 11, 2021 NAN 0

The Police Command in Kano State has arrested a couple for allegedly stealing a day-old baby from Muhammad Abdullahi Wase Teaching Hospital, Kano. The command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna-Kiyawa, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Kano. Haruna-Kiyawa said that one Rabiu Muhammad, residing in Gayawa quarters, Ungogo LGA of Kano, reported to the Police that one Read More

Police parade 8 over ex-Gov Dariye father’s kidnap, murder

September 8, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Eight suspects were, Wednesday, paraded by the Nigeria Police over the kidnapping and murder of the father of former Plateau state Governor, Joshua Dariye. Pa Dafwan Dariye, 93, was kidnapped in June 2020 in Mushere Village in Bokkos Local Government Area (LGA) of Plateau state.Parading the suspects at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba, said the Read More

Ogun: Man, 64, arrested for ‘defiling’ a 2 year-old-girl

September 7, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

  A 64-year-old-man, Ayotunde Taiwo, has been arrested by men of the Ogun state police command for allegedly defiling a two-year-old girl. The command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, made this known in a press statement made available to Blueprint Tuesday. According to the statement, the suspect was arrested following a complaint lodged at Agbado divisional headquarters by the mother of the victim, Read More

At last, EFCC breaks silence on cryptocurrency, raises alarm

September 7, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has said the growth of cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcon portrays a far greater danger to the world economy.  The EFCC boss stated this while delivering a keynote address on Monday at the 38th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime, themed, “Economic Crime-Who pays and who should pay?”, organised by the Center Read More

Breaking – ‘Human rights violation’: Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer sues SSS DG

September 6, 2021 Editor 0

The Director General of the State Security Services (SSS) and the agency have been sued by an Abuja based lawyer, Maxwell Opara, over alleged violation of the fundamental human rights. Consequently, Opara, a lawyer to the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, had in a suit filed on Monday, demanded compensation of N50million with an Read More

FCT Police files intimidation, defamation charges against ex-Ogun Milad

September 2, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command on Wednesday filed a three-count charge of criminal conspiracy, intimidation and defamation of character against the former Military Administrator of Ogun state, Commodore Kayode Olofinmoyin (retd.) In the case which was filed before a Gbagwalada Upper Area Court, Olofinmoyin was charged alongside one Naval Seaman K.I. Shaibu for allegedly directing Shaibu to shoot one Read More

$350,000 fraud: Court freezes Abiodun aide’s accounts, seizes property

September 1, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Justice Tijjani Garba Ringim of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, has ordered the interim forfeiture of the funds as well as property traced to the suspended aide to Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state, Abidemi Rufai. Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, in a press statement, Wednesday, in Abuja, said Justice Ringim gave the order, Read More

DSS uncovers plans for negative media campaign against service

August 31, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Department of State Services (DSS) has said it uncovered plans by some individuals to undertake negative media campaign against the service.  .DSS Spokesperson, Dr. Peter Afunanya, made this know in a press statement, late Tuesday night. The statement read in apart, “The attention of the Department of State Services (DSS) has been drawn to plans by some subversive groups and individuals Read More

Court jails 10 internet fraudsters in Abuja

August 31, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Abuja Zonal Command of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Thursday, arraigned and secured the conviction and sentencing of 10 internet fraudsters to various prison terms. The EFCC Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, in  a press statement in Abuja, named the convicts as: Ulukpo Victor Obokparo; Osondu Stanley; Habib Iko-Ojo; Precious Ani; Emmanuel Philip Ikpan; Umar Farouk Read More

Ex-Ogun milad arraigned for alleged criminal conspiracy, trespass

August 30, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The former Military Administrator of Ogun state, Commodore Kayode Olofinmoyin (retd.), was on Monday arraigned before a Grade ‘A’ Area Court, Gwagwalada, Federal Capital Territory for alleged criminal conspiracy and trespass. Olofinmoyin, who was absent from the court over ill-health was arraigned alongside Danjuma Mohammed on a four-count charge of criminal conspiracy, trespass, mischief and theft. According to the First Read More

Hushpuppi: IGP receives panel report on DCP Kyari as PSC awaits recommendation

August 26, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

 The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, Thursday, received the report of the NPF Special Investigation Panel (SIP) investigating the indictment of the erstwhile Head, Intelligence Response Team (IRT), DCP Abba Kyari, by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi, had named Kyari in a $1.1 million fraud in the US. Police Public Read More

2 in EFCC net over get-rich-quick scheme

August 23, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Maiduguri Zonal Command, have arrested a self-acclaimed spiritualist, Mallam Ayu Sugum, for allegedly inducing one Abubakar Mustapha Bakura to steal N2.9 million from his employer under the guise of carrying out a spiritual exercise to make him rich. EFCC Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, in a press statement, Monday in Read More

How we raided ex-BBNaija housemate Dorothy Bachor’s house – EFCC

August 23, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said Big Brother Naija (BBN) star, Dorothy Bachor, refused operatives of the commission access to her apartment. Ms Bachor, Monday morning, took to her social media page to express anger and accused the anti-graft agency of raiding her apartment under the guise of searching for a suspected internet fraudster. Her post read Read More

Police arrest 22-year-old IPOB spy girl

August 22, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Police Force has said its operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, working with the Military and other security forces, have arrested a 22-year-old female suspect, Gloria Okolie, “for her complicity in the series of deliberate and well-coordinated attacks on security formations, other critical national infrastructure including INEC offices and killing of security operatives in the South-east. The Deputy Force Read More

FCT Police nab robbers, arms supplier, rescues 3 hostages

August 22, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

 Operatives of the FCT Police Command have arrested a 30-year-old man, Matthew Vaaswem, suspected of supplying firearms to  suspected kidnap syndicates operating along Tungan Maje in the FCT and Gawu axis of Niger state. A press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the Command, ASP Mariam Yusuf, Sunday in Abuja, said the suspect, who was arrested on Monday, August Read More

Updated: Ex-Abia Gov Orji, son arrested over N48bn security votes

August 19, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC), Thursday, arrested a former governor of Abia state, Theodore Orji. The ex-governor, who had for long been on the commission’s watch list, was intercepted at the Nnamdi International Airport, Abuja at about 10am, and driven to the headquarters of the EFCC in Abuja. He is currently being quizzed alongside his son, Chinedu, the current speaker of Read More

Hushpuppi: PSC sets up panel on DCP Kyari

August 19, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has set up an in-house panel to study, in details, available documents related to the FBI indictment of former Head of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), DCP Abba Kyari, who is on suspension from Nigeria Police Force. A press statement by the PSC Head, Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, Thursday in Abuja, said the Read More

‘Illegal detention’: Lawyer petitions PSC, demands prosecution of 2 Police officers, cousin

August 17, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

A Port Harcourt-based legal practitioner, Francis Echianu, has filed petitions to the Police Service Commission (PSC), against two Police Officers for  allegedly detaining him illegally in collaboration with one of his cousins, Chidi Echianu. This is as PSC declared that the petition like similar ones, will not be treated in isolation. The Police officers as alleged by the embattled lawyer in Read More

EFCC nabs mother son, others for internet fraud in Kaduna

August 12, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the quartet of Lucky Ebhogie; Richman Kas Godwin; Israel Justin; and Precious Iwuji; for internet-related fraud. EFCC Spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, in a press statement, Wednesday in Abuja, said: “They were arrested on August 5, 2021, in the Sabo Area of Kaduna, Kaduna state, following intelligence on Read More

Bank MD bags 5-year jail term for N4.7m scam

August 12, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Justice M. M. Abubakar of the Bauchi State High Court, Bauchi, Monday, August 11, 2021, sentenced the Managing Director (MD), Workman Microfinance Bank, Bauchi, Sarita Aliyu Hello,  to four years imprisonment on a two -count charge bordering on misappropriation and forgery. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had brought the charges against her in the offence contrary to Section 308 and 363 and Read More