Breaking: Anambra governor, Willie Obiano, under EFCC watchlist – Official

November 24, 2021 Editor 0

Anambra state governor Willie Obiano is gloating under pressure after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) asked the Nigeria Immigration to place him on a watchlist. The order from the country’s anti-corruption agency is coming barely four months to Obiano’s handover to the state governor-elect Prof. Charles Soludo. This was contained in a letter to the Comptroller General of Read More

Police rescue kidnapped medical doctor in Cross River, nab 3 suspects

November 24, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

The Cross River state police Command has rescued a kidnapped medical doctor and arrested three suspected kidnappers in the process. Leader of the Police’s anti-kidnapping & cultism squad (aka the Dragon Squad), SP Abdulhameed Awodi, who paraded the three suspects in Calabar, Tuesday, said the rescued doctor, Edmund Akpaikpe of Irua Specialist Hospital, Edo state, was kidnapped around Esighi village Read More

Breaking: Fresh hurdles for Fani-Kayode as EFCC reopens ‘forgery’ case

November 23, 2021 Editor 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is at the moment grilling a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode. The former minister was invited to answer questions relating to the forgery of a medical report which he allegedly procured to evade his trial before a Federal High Court in Lagos, Channels TV is reporting. Fani-Kayode was said to have arrived Read More

Ogun: 2 cultists arrested for initiating student ‘at gunpoint’

November 21, 2021 Hakeem A deg euro 0

Two suspected members of Eiye cult group have been arrested by men of Ogun state police command for forcefully initiating a student into their group.  The arrest was contained in a press statement made available to Blueprint Sunday by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi. The suspects, Owoseni Gbemisola and Ogunsola Ayo were arrested following a report Read More

Driver bites off, swallows taskforce member’s finger in Ebonyi

November 16, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

A commercial driver Tuesday bite off finger of a member of the state taskforce team in Ebonyi state to escape arrest. The driver did not just bite off the finger of the taskforce man identified as Iboko Kenneth but he equally swallowed it, Blueprint reports.The incident occurred at Onuebonyi junction in Abakaliki metropolis when the state Ministry of Capital City Development and its taskforce Read More

UNILORIN: 400-level student attacks, inflicts injury on female lecturer

November 14, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

A 400-level male student of the department of microbiology, faculty of life sciences, University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), has allegedly attacked his female lecturer, Mrs Rahmat Zakariyyah, inflicting bodily injury on her.  Blueprint gathered that the incident occurred on Thursday at the institution.However, the affected lecturer according to the university authority, is now said to be in stable condition and recuperating.The student, Read More

2 suspected ritualists arrested with human head in Ogun

November 14, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Two men, Monday Karezu, and Anagonou Kamelan have been arrested by men of Ogun state police command for possession of fresh human head.  The arrest was contained in a press statement made available to Blueprint Sunday by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi. The suspects were arrested following an information received by men of modus operandi section of the Read More

Edo guber: EFCC docks man for duping APC N70m in Borno

November 10, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Maiduguri Zonal Command on Wednesday, arraigned one Tope Jimi Fagun before Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court, Maiduguri on a-two count charge of impersonation and obtaining N70 million by false pretence. A press statement by the EFCC Spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, Wednesday in Abuja  said: “The defendant allegedly presented himself as Read More

Husband arrested for stabbing wife to death in Ogun

November 3, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A 24 years old man, Mojiyagbe Olamilekan, a resident of Oke ola area of Ode Remo has been arrested by men of Ogun state police command for stabbing his wife to death with scissors. The suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the police in Ode Remo divisional headquarters, Wednesday. It was revealed that the suspect locked himself and Read More

3 suspected land grabbers arrested for attempted murder in Ogun

October 27, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Three suspected land grabbers, Adewale Muyibi, Kamoru Ayodele and Taofeek Ogundele have been arrested by men of the Ogun state police command while invading Jegede village in Igbesa area of Ado-Odo Ota local government area of the state. In a press statement made available to Blueprint Wednesday by the command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, it stated that the suspects were arrested with Read More

Why I went to EFCC, Anyim opens up

October 27, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, Wednesday, said he went to the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Abuja, on Sunday on his own volition.Anyim said he went to the Commission on hearing that someone under investigation by the anti-graft agency mentioned his name.Anyim who spoke via a statement by his media Read More

EFCC docks online ‘gay predator’ for $8,420 scam

October 25, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Monday, arraigned one Abdulrahim Dangana, before Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna State High Court, Kaduna, on one count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretence. EFCC Head, Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, in a press statement in Abuja, said the defendant is an alleged internet fraudster who Read More

EFCC docks ex-NSITF Chair, Olejeme, for N1bn ‘fraud’

October 22, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, Thursday, arraigned a former Board Chairman of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Dr. Ngozi Olejeme, before Justice Maryam Hassan Aliyu of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Jabi Abuja, on a nine-count charge bordering on criminal conspiracy, abuse of office, diversion of public funds and money laundering. A press statement by Read More

EFCC docks Crime Alert boss over N35m ‘fraud’

October 20, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Monday, arraigned one Olaniyan Gbenga Amos ( aka Crime Alert ) and his company, Detorrid Heritage Investment Limited before Justice Uche Agomoh of the Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo state, on a 35-count charge bordering on conspiracy, operating business of other financial institutions and obtaining money Read More

P&ID ‘scam’: EFCC re-arraigns Nolan, 2 others

October 18, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Monday, re-arraigned two British nationals, James Richard Nolan and Adam Quinn (at large), before Justice D.U. Okorowo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, for their alleged complicity in the controversial Process and Industrial Development (P&ID) gas processing contract, leading to the $9.6bn arbitral award to P&ID Limited by a United Kingdom commercial court. EFCC Head, Read More

Oddities of Big brother naija as curtain falls

October 14, 2021 Victoria Ngozi Ikeano 0

Finally, the curtain has been drawn on the Big Brother Naija reality show, season six, tagged, ‘Shine ya eye’. As I said some months ago, like some other persons, I did not subscribe to the BB dedicated channel on DSTV. Yet, one is still confronted with stories about the show and its participants, online and offline by both social and Read More

Owo Prince docked over N35.5m fraud

October 14, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has arraigned one Toluwalade John Olateru Olagbegi before Justice Uche Agomoh of the Federal High Court One sitting in Ibadan on one count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence to the tune N35,500m. A press statement by EFCC Spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, Wednesday in Abuja, said the Owo Prince, who resides at Read More

Police parades 2 for abducting priest, 45 others, recover 1 GPMB, 22 weapons

October 13, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Police Force Intelligence Response Team (IRT) has arrested two suspects in connection with the abduction of a Catholic priest in Kagarko LGA of Kaduna state. Parading the suspects, alongside 45 other for various crimes, Tuesday in Abuja, the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba, said the abductors of the priest: Abubakar Usman, 21; and Salisu Abdullahi, Read More

Police nab 3 over popular Abuja

October 12, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Chef Emeka Eluagu’s murder, assures justiceBy Chizoba OgbecheAbuja Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command have arrested three suspects in connection with the death of popular Nigerian Chef, Mr Vincent Eluagu Chukwuemeka popularly known as Chef Emeka. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, DSP Josephine Adeh, in a press statement, Tuesday in Abuja, said the Command commenced discreet investigations into the murder of Read More

EFCC has never arrested me – Ekweremadu

October 7, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

 Former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has dismissed as fake the report that he was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), assuring his supporters that there was nothing to worry about.He said the report, like others before it, represented only the “unholy imagination of the authors and their sponsors”In a post via his verified Read More

Imo Police arrest mother of twins for faking pregnancy

October 7, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

. Operatives of the Imo Police command have arrested a 55 -year -old woman, Chinyere Ohanyere, who allegedly bought two babies, a boy and a girl, after faking pregnancy. The story which has been confirmed by the Imo Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, CSP Mike Abattam, had it that the Oguta LGA  born woman who claimed she gave the births on Read More

Politicians steal in office to meet false asset declaration – TI

October 7, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Transparency International has tasked Code of Conduct Bureau to properly verify assets declared by political office holders before they are exposed to public resources, noting that some Nigerian politicians declare false assets and steal in office to make it up.This was just as the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) suggests the use of technology by anti Read More

Internet fraud: No reason to commit crimes, group tells youths

October 7, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

A group,  Nigeria Diaspora Network (NDN), has cautioned the Nigerian youths to shun any involvement in cybercrime, popularly known as “yahoo, yahoo”, warning that there is no reason to commit crimes. NDN is a group of Nigerian professionals in Diaspora working tirelessly towards a transformed Nigeria by advocating for good governance with the aim of sharing opinions to tackle pressing Read More