FBI arrests 29 Nigerians for ‘internet fraud’

June 13, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has disclosed that it had arrested 74 ’email scammers,’ 29 of them Nigerians in a global operation. The bureau also said the criminal scheme, which was used by the suspects, originated from Nigeria. The FBI said 42 suspects were nabbed in the U.S., 29 in Nigeria, and three others in Canada, Mauritius, and Read More

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NAPTIP intercepts 10 suspected trafficking victims

June 13, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) have intercepted and rescued 10 persons who were being trafficked to Moscow, Russia, the agency has said in a statement. They were intercepted weekend at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in an operation code-named ‘Operation BLOCK’ while trying to board a Turkish Airline flight to Russia using Read More

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NSCDC seizes adulterated kerosene, diesel

June 13, 2018 Bode Olagoke .Abuja 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Ondo State says it seized 45,000 litres of adulterated diesel and arrested five suspects. The NSCDC Commandant in the state, Pedro Awili, who made the disclosure while parading the suspects before journalists on Monday in Akure, the state capital said the command also seized 3,680 litres of adulterated kerosene between June Read More

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20-year-old boy nabbed over plan to kidnap cousin

June 13, 2018 Aideloje Ojo. Minna 0

A 20-year-old boy, Emmanual Idi, has been arrested by the police in Niger state for planning the kidnap of his cousin, Haruna Danladi and demanding for N5 million ransom. Idi was reported to have conspired with another suspect, Mohammed Kwairi, in attempting to kidnap his cousin in Sabon Mariga of Rafin local government area of Niger state on May 26, Read More

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Police probe ‘suicide’ on Lagos bridge

June 12, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Lagos State Police Command yesterday said it had commenced investigation into the report that a yet to be identified woman allegedly packed her car on the Third mainland Bridge and jumped into the Lagoon. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for Lagos state, SP Chike Oti, told journalists that though the Police had not received any official report, they were Read More

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Farmer in police net for ‘killing’ herdsman

June 12, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Officers attached to the Ondo state Police command have arrested a farmer, Ajayi Bayode, for allegedly killing a herdsman, identified as Abubakar Alidu Police Public Relations Officers (PPRO) in the state, Femi Joseph, who confirmed the arrest, said the incident happened on Saturday in a farm at Arigidi Akoko in the Akoko North West Local Government Area. Our correspondent gathered Read More

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NSCDC nabs car dealer for impersonation, 7 others

June 12, 2018 Oyibo Salihu. Lokoja 0

Kogi state command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), yesterday, said it had arrested a car smuggler operating on Nigeria-Benin Republic border, Bartholomew Paul, over impersonation as an Army officer. The command said its officers also arrested six others for allegedly vandalising electric cables and illegal possession of arms. The NSCDC Commandant in charge of Kogi state, Read More

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Student bags one year for breach of trust

A Kasuwan Nama Upper Area Court, Jos, yesterday sentenced a 31-year-old student, Dalhatu Mustapha, to one-year imprisonment for breach of trust and cheating. The judge, Yahaya Mohammed, who did not give the convict option of fine, ordered him to pay N1.5million as compensation to the nominal complainant. Mustapha had pleaded guilty to a two-count charge levelled against him and begged Read More

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Man gets 2 years jail term for raping minor, rape

June 7, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

An Upper Area Court 3 sitting in Kasuwan Nama in Jos yesterday sentenced a 35-year-old applicant, Raymond Adamu, to two years in prison for raping a minor. The judge, Yahaya Mohammed, sentenced Mr Adamu without an option of fine. Mr Mohammed said it would serve as deterrent to others who would want to indulge in such act. The prosecutor, Ibrahim Read More

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Cleric defrauds bureau de change of N12m, gets N5m bail

June 7, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A 41-year-old cleric, Segun Oyeniyi, is facing trial at a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly defrauding a bureau de change operator of N12 million. Mr Oyeniyi has pleaded innocence to the offences of conspiracy, fraud and theft preferred against him. Ben Ekundayo, a police inspector and the prosecutor, alleged that the accused committed the offences sometime in November 2017 Read More

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Police investigate man’s stabbing of six-year-old daughter

June 5, 2018 Okey Chris. Awka 0

Police in Anambra state have commenced investigation into the death of a six-year-old girl, reportedly stabbed to death by her father. The incident, which occurred on Friday, in Ndiagu Igboezue in Osikwu village, Awgbu, Orumba North Local Government Area, was said to have thrown the community into mourning. Blueprint gathered that the deceased identified as Onyinye Aguluka was stabbed in Read More

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Crimes: Niger to partner ACOMORAN on intelligence

June 4, 2018 Agi Onda. Abuja 0

The Niger state government is to partner with the Amalgamated Commercial Motorcycle Riders Association of Nigeria (ACOMORAN)in the area of intelligence gathering with the view to checking intra-city crimes. The state Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Jibrin Baba Ndace yesterday said this has become necessary in order to ensure security, orderliness and safety Read More

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Cultists kill 6 in Otukpo

June 4, 2018 Daniel Agbo. Makurdi 0

Six persons were yesterday confirmed killed when rival cult members clashed in Otukpo town in Otukpo local government area of Benue state. The reason for the dastardly act was yet to unknown as at the time of fi ling this report but Blueprint gathered that two of the victims were killed at a popular drug (marijuana) joint known as Banana Read More

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Maths lecturer killed

June 4, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The police in Edo have confirmed the killing of Omoruyi Igbagbon, former lecturer at the College of Education, Ekiadolor, near Benin, by unknown gunmen. The deceased retired from the institution, where he taught Mathematics, about eight months ago. He was shot on Saturday night in his residence in Benin. He was rushed to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) Read More

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Land scam: Court jails Osun community leader 12 months

May 29, 2018 Lateef Dada .Osogbo 0

A 50-year-old community leader, Mustapha Nasiru, was yesterday sentenced to 12 months in prison for defrauding a Pastor of C&S Church, N650, 000. The convict, who is the Baale (head) Owode of Osogbo, “Ataoja in Council,” was arraigned on April 20, 2017, on a three-count charge bordering on fraud, stealing and threat to life. The Prosecutor, Mr. Taiwo Adegoke, told Read More

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Police nab cleric for swindling member

May 29, 2018 Chuks Nweze .Enugu 0

A self-acclaimed pastor and founder of a new generation church based in Amuwo-Odofi n, Lagos, Th ankGod Udechukwu, has been arrested by personnel of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Enugu Zonal Office. Udechukwu who hails from Ozalla, Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu state, and was arrested on May 23, 2018, is said to have taken advantage of Read More

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Birth attendant arrested for operating ‘baby factory’

May 29, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The police in Lagos have arrested a 50-year-old traditional birThattendant for allegedly operating a centre where babies were born and sold to members of the public. The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Imohimi Edgal, told journalists on Monday that the suspect was arrested after allegedly selling one of the babies for N250,000. He said that at the baby factory, Read More

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Police nab man for ‘attempted murder’ of sex worker

May 29, 2018 Tope Musowo. Lagos 0

Police in Lagos, yesterday, said its officers have arrested a patron of a commercial sex worker, who tried to strangle and suffocate her in a hotel room. Commissioner of Police in charge of Lagos state, Mr Imohimi Edgal, said that the man was arrested following prompt response by the Police to distress call from a worker at Wellwood Hotel, Ajangbadi, Read More

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Sokoto police move to rescue abducted Syrian national

May 18, 2018 Sidi A. Umar. Sokoto 0

The Nigerian Police in Sokoto say it had deployed more SARS squad to rescue one S Abdoul Najir, a Syrian national allegedly abducted on Wednesday along Sokoto Birnin Kebbi road by men of the underworld, state Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Murtala Usman Mani, has disclosed. Briefing newsmen on the development, the commissioner who spoke through the command’s Public Relations Officer, Read More

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3 cops killed, foreigner abducted in Sokoto

May 17, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Sokoto state Police Command has confirmed the killing of three policemen and kidnapping of an expatriate, Abul Nasir, a Syrian national working with Triacta Construction Company in the state. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Cordelia Nwawe, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday that the incident occurred at about 7. 20a.m. at at the company’s quarry site in Read More

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Codeine ban: NDLEA arrests 17 in Kwara

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested 17 suspects in different parts of Kwara state allegedly trying to smuggle codeine to other destinations for sale. The federal government had banned the production and distribution of codeine in Nigeria following a BBC documentary on widespread addiction to the product in the country. Addressing journalists yesterday in Ilorin, the state Commander Read More

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Son hacks 83-yr-old dad to death in Enugu

May 9, 2018 Chuks Nweze. Enugu 0

Tragedy struck at Ojinato, Oji River local government area of Enugu state as a middle aged man, “the boy,” hacked his 83-year-old father to death. The assailant has been arrested by the police. The 83-year-old man, Nathaniel Chukwuemerie, who hailed from Ogidi in Anambra state, met his death on May 4, 2018, when his son smashed his head with a Read More

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Suspected cultists kill cigarette seller in Ilorin

state police command said yesterday that it was investigating the mystery behind the killing of a cigarette marketer in the state capital by suspected cultists. The cigarette marketer, whose identity could not be ascertained immediately, was on Monday shot dead by suspected cultists in Gaa Akanbi area of Ilorin, Kwara state. A source which craved anonymity said the victim was Read More

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Police dock 2 sisters for ‘assaulting’ cops

May 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The police yesterday arraigned two sisters, Favour Ajula and Oluchi Ajula, at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly assaulting a police inspector by tearing his uniform and dragging his gun. Favour, a 24-year-old hairdresser; and 18-year-old Oluchi, a nurse, appeared before Magistrate F. F. George on a two-count charge of conspiracy and assault. The duo, who reside at IjuIshaga in Read More

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EFCC nabs man for impersonating Magu

May 3, 2018 Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja 0

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday said it had arrested graduate of Political Science and a real estate agent, Felix Idowu, for allegedly impersonating EFCC Acting Chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu. A statement by the Commission’s spokesperson, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, in Abuja, said Idowu was found with documents which had the forged signature of the EFCC boss. He said: “Prior Read More

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