Gunmen assassinate newly promoted director in Kogi

Gunmen on Tuesday assassinated Solomon Sani, Director of Works, at the Federal Polytechnic, Idah, Kogi state, the police said yesterday in Lokoja. Kogi state Police Command Public Relations Officer, William Aya, told reporters that Mr Sani was assassinated in his Idah residence in the evening of Tuesday, July 17. He said that one of the brothers of the late director Read More

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Dino Allegedly Escapes Another Assassination Attempt in Kogi

July 19, 2018 Online Editor 0

Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi western senatorial district at the National Assembly Thursday allegedly escaped another assassination attempt on his life as unknown gunmen allegedly open fire on his car. The Senator who arrived Kogi State on Wednesday morning was in his constituency to commission over 143 projects scattered across the seven local government areas that formed the district. It Read More

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Electricity theft: Court grants N100,000 bail to 2 men

July 18, 2018 Tope Sunday 0

A Bwari Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, yesterday, admitted a 31-year old business man, Anya Ifeanyi and Emmanuel Idoko, 32, to bail in the sum of N100,000, for alleged electricity theft. In her ruling after their arraignment, the Chief Magistrate, Mrs Akanni Idayat-Olaide, ordered the defendants to produce a reliable surety each, in like sum. Idayat-Olaide adjourned the case till July Read More

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Man, 40, kills 65-year-old mother in Osun

July 18, 2018 Lateef Dada 0

The Osun state Police Command has arrested a 40-year-old man, Sifau Michael for allegedly killing his 65-year-old mother in the state. The Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs. Folashade Odoro, who disclosed this yesterday, hinted that the case was reported by someone in Ikonifin town in Ola-Oluwa local government area of the state. It was gathered that Michael macheted his mother, Aolat Read More

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2 cops, 2 bandits killed in Birnin-Gwari ambush

July 18, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Police in Kaduna yesterday confirmed the death of a woman who was killed by an accidental discharge from the gun of a police officer mourning the death of two of his colleagues. The two police officers died during a confrontation with armed bandits in Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna state. Two of the attackers also lost their lives in the ambush which occurred Read More

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Gombe Police arrest 5 with fake dollars

July 18, 2018 Auwal Ahmad. Gombe 0

The Gombe State Police Command has arrested a syndicate of five suspected of dealing in fake dollars. The five suspects were caught with 60 pieces of counterfeit one hundred United States dollars. In a press statement signed by the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Shina Olukolu said Dani Abdullahi aged 32 years of Tsamiyar Boka Hotoro, Kano state, Abubakar Ibrahim Read More

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Police killing: IGP offers N5m prize for information

July 17, 2018 Chizoba Ogbeche. Abuja 0

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has directed a thorough investigation into the killing of four policemen by suspected gunmen in Sabon Gida Ora, Edo on Saturday. A press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, acting DCP Jimoh Moshood, yesterday in Abuja said the Police would pay N5 million to anyone who provides information that could lead to the Read More

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Gunmen kill 4 policemen in Edo, set bodies ablaze

Tragedy yesterday struck at Oke-Ora in Owan West local government area of Edo state, following the brutal murder of four policemen by suspected gunmen. The operatives were said to be on patrol in the area and were about to alight from their Hilux van when the assailants struck. The gunmen reportedly fired repeated shots at the operatives and afterwards set Read More

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Court remands motorcycle thief in Osun

July 11, 2018 Lateef Dada. Osogbo 0

An Osun state Magistrates Court sitting in Osogbo, the state capital yesterday remanded a 22-year-old man, Olawuni Alaba, in Ilesa prison custody for stealing Bajaj motorcycle. The accused was arraigned on two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing. The police prosecutor, Mr. Fatoba Temitope, told the court that the accused committed the offence on June 27, 2018 at Ota-Efun area, Osogbo. Read More

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Gombe Police intercept 2 rustlers with 35 cattle

July 11, 2018 Auwal Ahmad . Gombe 0

    Gombe state Police Command has intercepted two men suspected to be cattle rustlers with 35 cattle at Dadi-Kowa village in Yamltu /Deba local government area of the state The state Police Commissioner,  Shina Tairu Olokolu, disclosed this to journalists while parading the suspected at command headquarters yesterday. He said that the two suspects were 30 year-old Unman Sale Read More

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Doctor arraigned for N28 million car theft, fraud

July 10, 2018 Tope Musowo Lagos 0

A medical doctor, Michael Williams, 26, was yesterday arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates’ for allegedly defrauding a car dealer and stealing a Porsche Car worth N28 million. Williams, who was arrested following a petition by the complainant, Mr Abidogun Adewale, a Lagos-based car dealer, pleaded not guilty to the offence and was granted bail in the sum of N2.5 million Read More

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Contempt: Court orders arrest of Kano anti-graft czar

2 in court for burglary, theft

July 10, 2018 Peter Moses. Abeokuta 0

Two men, Ini Joshua, 22; and Anthony Bankole, 50; have been dragged before an before an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun state, for allegedly breaking into a shop and stealing 20 bags of rice and other valuables worth at N590,000. The duo, who were arraigned yesterday, on twocount charge of conspiracy and stealing, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge Read More

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Contempt: Court orders arrest of Kano anti-graft czar

Widow’s family seeks justice over her ‘murder’

July 10, 2018 Amara Egwuagha Abakaliki 0

The family of late Mrs Ngozi Peter, a widow, has cried out for justice for their daughter, over her alleged murder by one Friday Chukwu, an indigene of Azuitumo, Oshiegbe in Ezza North LGA of Ebonyi state, over her refusing to have sexual intercourse with him. Blueprint gathered that Chuwku’s sexual advances towards the deceased started shortly after the death Read More

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Police Arrest 2 ‘human traffickers’, rescue 3

July 10, 2018 Tope Musowo .Lagos 0

The Police in Lagos state have arrested two suspected human traffickers, even as three young women, who were allegedly lured by the suspects from the Southeast with job promises in the state, were also rescued. The Commissioner of Police in Lagos, CP Imohimi Edgal, who made this known at a press briefing, yesterday, at the command headquarters said that the Read More

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Another in court for robbing, stabbing driver

July 10, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A 24-year-old man, Lucky Friday, was yesterday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly robbing an Uber driver of his Toyota Corolla car valued at N1.4 million after stabbing him in the stomach. Friday, whose address was not provided, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and armed robbery. Police Prosecutor, Benson Emuerhi, had told the court that the Read More

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Supreme Court affirms death penalty for 3 Bakassi boys

July 9, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Supreme Court has finally affirmed the death penalty imposed on three members of Bakassi Boys vigilante group in 2006. The High Court of Abia State had, on February 26, 2006, sentenced the three men to death for the murder of two persons which they were said to have apprehended for an alleged crime. A five-man panel of the apex Read More

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Man held for ‘stabbing mother to death’

July 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos yesterday remanded a 37-year-old, Nurudeen Bakare, at Ikoyi Prisons, for allegedly stabbing his mother to death. Bakare is facing a count-charge of alleged manslaughter. The Magistrate, Oluwatoyin Oghere, directed that the case file be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice and adjourned the case until August1. Earlier, the prosecutor, Read More

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2 men arrested for ‘raping’ own under-aged daughters

July 4, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Lagos Police Command said yesterday it arrested two men who allegedly raped their under-aged daughters. The state Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, told journalists that one of the suspects was regularly raping his 14-year-old daughter before marrying her off to a bus driver who got her pregnant. “It won’t be out of place to say that the victim suffered Read More

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Police arrest 6-man robbery syndicate in Anambra

July 4, 2018 Okey Chris . Awka 0

The Anambra state Police Command said it has arrested a six-man robbery syndicate at Oba in Idemili South local government area of the state. According to the command’s Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, the suspects, who were arrested on June 29, 2018, about 4.30 pm following intelligence report, intercepted a trailer loaded with Dangote Cement along Onitsha/Owerri road on Read More

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3 Beninese remanded in Lagos prison for ‘robbery’

July 3, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Three Benin nationals, Ahmed Ajagba, Paul Tovihoudji and Ramy Boton, who allegedly robbed two men of jeeps and other valuables worth N57.13 million at gunpoint, have been remanded in the Kirikiri Prisons, Lagos. The trio, Ajagba, 32; Tovihoudji, 35; and Boston, 32, all Beninese, are being tried for conspiracy, stealing and armed robbery at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court. The Magistrate, Read More

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Police sergeant docked for ‘murder’

July 3, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos state, yesterday, remanded a Police sergeant, Ishaya Inusa, 33, at Ikoyi Prisons for alleged murder of a civilian, Paul Stephen. Chief Magistrate, A.O. Adegite, who refused the plea of the accused, ordered his remand at the Ikoyi Prisons pending the receipt of the legal advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions Read More

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Lawyer, 5 others nabbed for extortion

July 3, 2018 Peter Moses 0

A legal practitioner, Kayode Oshiyemi, has been arrested by Police officer attached to the Ogun State Police Command over his involvement in alleged extortion of a businessman, Alhaji Shakirudeen Olufowobi. Oshiyemi, was arrested alongside five others: Sodiq Owolabi, Abolaji Adebola, Abolaji Alabi, Mukaila Abolaji and Adeborode Ogunlaja. Blueprint gathered that they suspects were reportedly arrested following a petition was by Read More

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Man bags life imprisonment for defiling teenager

July 3, 2018 Tope Musowo 0

Justice Hakeem Oshodi of the Lagos State High Court, yesterday, sentenced a 25-year-old man, Ediong Udoh, to life imprisonment for defiling a 16-year-old girl. Oshodi found accused guilty of defilement and sexual assault by penetration contrary to sections 137 and 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015. In his judgement, Justice Oshodi agreed that the prosecution led by Read More

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Landlord arrested for killing tenant’s son

July 3, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A landlord, Sunday Omosule, has been arrested for allegedly killing his tenant’s four-year-old son, Joseph Akpan, attributing his action to spiritual attack. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for Ogun state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident in a press statement, yesterday, said Omosule allegedly committed the office at No 23, Adeoye Street, Oko Baale Onipanu Area of the Read More

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