Police arrest 4 for stealing phones, handbags, others in Anambra

January 21, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Anambra State Police command, Thursday, said they have arrested suspects for allegedly stealing phones, handbags and other items.The state command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Haruna Muhammed, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), who disclosed this in a statement, disclosed that the suspects – Mr Ifeanyichukwu Okoye, Chime Raymond Ugwu, Friday Igwe and Ogbogor Martins were arrested by different police Read More

Akwa Ibom: Secondary school student jailed for cultism

January 21, 2021 Uko Etim 0

A 23-year-old student, Emmanuel Itoro Thomas, has been sentenced to five years in prison, having been found guilty of belonging to an unlawful society known as “Red Skin Secret Cult Confraternity”.Thomas was a student of Community Secondary school, Mbaise, Owerri, Imo state. Thomas, a native of Uruk Uso in Obot Akara local government area, was convicted by Justice Okon Okon Read More

Anambra: Police arrest suspected trafficker, handover 18 rescued children to govt

January 20, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Anambra State police command, Wednesday, paraded a-55 year old suspected child trafficker, Mrs Nkechi Odinye.The state police public relations officer (PPRO), CSP Haruna Muhammed, who disclosed this in a statement, said Odinye, was arrested at Obosi in Idemili North local government area, Anambra state. “The Suspect had hitherto evaded arrest for over three years by changing locations until her arrest. Read More

FCT Police nab ‘notorious impersonator’

January 18, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The FCT Police command has said that its operatives from Mabushi Division, acting on credible intelligence, on January 17, 2020, arrested one Mohammed Abdulrahman at Mabushi for impersonating as a Superintendent of Police and an operative of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC). Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, ASP Mariam Yusuf, in a press statement, Monday in Read More

EFCC arraigns ‘Mama Boko Haram’ on fresh N41.7m fraud charge

January 18, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Maiduguri Zonal Office, has arraigned Aisha Alkali Wakil popularly known as Mama Boko Haram before Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court sitting in Maiduguri, on a fresh three-count charge bordering on criminal conspiracy and obtaining the sum of N41,777,750 million by false pretence. A press statement by EFCC S0okesperson, Read More

In Kaduna, task force arrests 7-man meter cloning syndicates

January 18, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Special Investigation and Prosecution Taskforce on Electricity Offences (SIPTEO) North West zone has apprehended seven persons who specialise in metre cloning, theft, vandalism and other energy crimes in Kaduna. Parading the suspects at their Kaduna office on Monday, the Head SIPTEO North West zone, ASP Aliyu Bamalli, said the suspects cloned 13 meters from two thereby ensuring that only Read More

Police brutality: Man demands N500m compensation over brother’s ‘death’

January 13, 2021 Uko Etim 0

Akwa Ibom man, Mr Samuel Anselem, has demanded N500,000,000 compensation over the alleged death of his brother who was arrested by the defunct Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) in December2010. In a petition marked JPPB/MEMO/049, he told Judicial Panel of Investigation on Incidences of Police Brutality sitting at High Court complex on Wednesday in Uyo, that his brother, Mr Ifiok Read More

Police arraign 7 in Court over ‘sexual assault’ in Akwa Ibom

January 7, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The Akwa Ibom State Police command on Thursday arraigned seven persons in connection with the alleged sexual molestation and maltreatment of  Don-Davis Archibong, an 11year-old-student of Deeper Life High School, Idoro, Uyo. The accused persons arraigned were Mrs Ndidi Solomon (suspended Principal), Joseph Nseabasi, Akpan Johnson, Egor Wilson, Joseph Ikenna, and two minors, Shalom Ibukun and Ola Feyisetan. They were arraigned Read More

Jailbreak: Police launch manhunt for escapee suspects in Edo

January 4, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

Operatives of Edo state police command, Monday, said it has re-arrested two of the suspects who escaped from its custody on new year’s day.  The police also said it has launched a manhunt for eight other escapees.Scores of criminal suspects in custody at the state police headquarters in Benin City were said to force their cell open, and fled. However, Read More

Suspected human trafficking kingpin arrested in Ogun

December 28, 2020 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

    Men of the Ogun State Police Command have apprehended a human trafficking kingpin, Comfort Innocent, over the abduction and trafficking of two under- aged girls. The Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement made available to journalists in Abeokuta on Monday, said the suspect was arrested on the 22nd of December, 2020. According to Read More

Notorious bandit Nasiru Kachalla, others killed in rival gang war

December 28, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Security agencies have confirmed to the Kaduna state government the killing of a notorious bandit, Nasiru Kachalla, Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, has said. According to Aruwan, “Kachalla, who has been on the run for masterminding several criminal acts, including kidnappings, killings, cattle rustling and banditry, was killed in a clash between his gang Read More

Oyo: Gunmen abduct lawmaker’s sister, demands N20m ransom

December 24, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted, Tejumade Babalola,   sister of a member of Oyo state House of Assembly, Hon. Sunkammi Babalola.The kidnappers were said to be demanding N20 million ransom for the release of the lawmaker’s sister now in their custody.It was gathered that Tejumade, the Sister of the lawmaker representing Egbeda state constituency in the Oyo state House of Read More

Police arrests 2 for gang rape in Ogun

December 20, 2020 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Two suspects, Damilare Oyeniyi and Emmanuel Okori have been arrested by men of the Ogun state Police Command for gang raping a 19-year-old girl.The arrests was contained in a press release issued by the police spokeman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi and made available to Blueprint in Abeokuta. According to the release, the suspects were arrested following a report lodged at Sango police station Read More

How disbanded SARS men held my brother illegally for months in custody – Victim’s relation

December 16, 2020 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The ongoing Abuja #EndSARS panel hearing allegations of human rights violations by the police Monday confirmed the death of a suspect Edward Dumisara, in the disbanded SARS custody, after alleged unlawful arrest and disappearance of the victim for months.Three senior officers attached to the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team, Martin Samuel, Essien Edet and David Agbo, were accused of Read More

Yuletide: FCT Police deploy massively at flashpoint, black spots, nab 31 for robbery, cultism,others

December 3, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has said that its personnel have been massively deployed to flashpoints and black spots  in and around the territory and its environs in preparation for the festive season.The Commissioner of Police in charge of the FCT, CP Bala Ciroma, disclosed this to journalists, Wednesday at the Command Headquarters, Abuja. He said the deployment Read More

Edo Prison break: Police re-arrest 4 escaped convicts

November 30, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Police, Monday, paraded four escaped inmates of the Oko Prison in Edo state, who escaped during the jail break following the #EndSARS protests. Parading the suspects in Abuja the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, said the fugitives including a death row convict and an ex-soldier were arrested in Kaduna, where they had resorted to armed robbery Read More

Anti-Corruption, ethics: ICPC rates NiMet high

November 26, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Offences Commission, ICPC, has lauded the Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet, for promoting ethics. In a letter written in respect of that, the Commission stated further that NiMET tough stand was capable of discouraging corrupt practices and behavior in the country. In addition, ICPC also commended the agency for creating the right environment for the Read More

Man, 50, defiles neighbour’s 6-year-old daughter in Kaduna

November 23, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

A six-year-old girl (name withheld) has been allegedly defiled by a 50-year-old man, Ibrahim, who lives next to her parents, at Hanyi Danmani village in Kaduna South local government area of Kaduna state.This came a few months after two six-year-old girls were separately raped to death in similar circumstances in Kurmi Mashi, a community not far from Hanyi Danmani.The latest Read More

COVID-19 procument scam: How govt ministry, agency purchased one face mask, thermometer at N25, 000, N84, 000 – Investigation

November 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A media research and data analytics organisation, Dataphyte, has revealed how federal government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) mismanaged at least N3 billion in COVID-19 emergency procurements, according to data at their disposal. This was revealed by the senior data reporter at Dataphyte, Aderemi Ojekunle, during a special radio town hall meeting against corruption, organised by Progressive Impact Organization for Read More

Yuletide: FCT Police begins joint operation against kidnapping

November 19, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command, in collaboration with other sister security agencies, has commenced a joint operation against kidnapping and other criminal activities within Abuja and its outskirts. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, ASP Yusuf Mariam, in a press statement, Thursday in Abuja, said: “The joint operation, which involves massive deployment of personnel from all Read More

Ghost workers: EFCC arraigns man for N11m fraud

November 19, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Thursday, arraigned one Ibrahim Mohammed Ali before Justice S.I. Mark of the Federal High Court, Kano on a six count charge of money laundering. A press statement by EFCC Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said the defendant who works at the complainant’s company allegedly created ghost workers whom he paid monthly salaries Read More

Man in court for N26m fraud, breach of trust

November 19, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Thursday, 2020 arraigned one Murtala Sani before Justice Mohammed Bello Shinkafi of the Zamfara State High Court on a one count charge of criminal breach of trust. EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, in a press statement in Abuja, said the accused person allegedly collected rice from the complainant worth N26,945,000 under the guise of Read More

Nigeria Police launch cybercrime reporting portal, nab 3, uncovers 50,000 fraudulent emails, passwords

November 19, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has unveiled a cybercrime reporting web portal: https://incb.police.gov.ng/ as part of efforts at ensuring ease of crime reportage by members of the public to enable prompt investigation, arrest and prosecution of perpetrators of cybercrime and other related offences. This is as three suspects: Onwuka Emmanuel Chidiebere a.k.a Ceeceeboss TMT, 32, a native of Aro-Ikpa in Abia state; Read More