Man, 30, steals wheelbarrow, ags 3 months imprisonment

June 21, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

Buhari Abdullahi, a 30-year-old man was Monday sentenced to three months in prison by a Karu Grade I Area Court, for stealing wheel barrow. The convict, a labourer and resident of Angwan Hausawa, Karu, Abuja, who begged for leniency, had pleaded guilty to the one-count charge of stealing. In his judgment, the Judge, Inuwa Maiwada, gave the convict an option Read More

NDLEA nabs 244, convict 21 suspects within 1 year – Commander

June 21, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The National Drug Law Enforcement (NDLEA), Akwa Ibom state Command says it has arrested 244 suspects and convicted 21 of them between July 2020 and June 2021. The State Commander of NDLEA, Mrs Obot Bassey, disclosed this during a press briefing marking the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2021 in Uyo on Monday. Obot said out of the Read More

Enugu state gov express shock over police misuse of firearm

June 21, 2021 Editorial III 0

Enugu, June 20, 2021 (NAN) Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has expressed shock over deaths and bodily harms occasioned by the reported misuse of firearm by a police operative in Enugu. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state Police Command confirmed five persons dead and four critically injured in Sunday’s attack on residents. The incident took Read More

AIG bars vigilante groups from operating detention camps

June 20, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) Zone 5 Benin City Edo state,  Isaac Akinmoyede,  has cautioned states security outfits otherwise known as vigilantes from maintaining detention camps. This was just as the AIG called on the state Commissioner of Police to begin the process of profiling all members of the Edo State Security Network  in order to avoid a situation where criminals infiltrate their Read More

FCT Police gun down ‘robber’, nab man, 20, for murder

June 20, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Operatives of the FCT Police Command has gunned down one suspected armed robber, just as a 20-year-old for murder.The Command in a press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Mariam Yusuf, Sunday in Abuja, said: “Police operatives from Kubwa Division foiled an armed  robbery attempt at a Hotel along Kubwa axis. “The operatives, who were on routine Read More

Graft war, death threat and the EFCC chair

June 20, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Amidst death threat, the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa disclosed recently that the commission was set to begin prosecution of 800 new corruption cases. In this piece, KEHINDE OSASONA asks if corruption is truly fighting back. Throw-back While speaking during a meeting with the American Secretary of State, John Kerry in Morocco in 2016, President Read More

Abuja Court remands property manager over N132m fraud

June 17, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Justice J.E Obanor of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Abuja, has ordered one Ifeanyi Israel to be remanded in prison custody for fraud. A press statement by the EFCC  Spokesperson, Wilson Uwujren, Thursday in Abuja, said Israel was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alongside his company, UI Properties Limited, on one count charge bordering Read More

EFCC reveals those stealing, laundering Nigeria’s money

June 17, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa, said the commission would go after real estate developers and jewelry dealers serving as conduit pipes for money laundering. The EFCC chairman said this at the ministerial briefing organised by the Presidential Communication Team at the State House in Abuja. He said the commission is working to strengthen Read More

Police smash rail track vandalism syndicate, recover 3 trucks

June 16, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force have smashed a criminal syndicate responsible for recent economic sabotage and vandalism of rail tracks in the North-west and North-central parts of the country. The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba, made this known while parading 36 suspects arrested for various crimes before journalists, Wednesday at the Headquarters of the Special Tactical Read More

Police parade 42 criminal suspects in Nasarawa

June 16, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

The police command in Nasarawa state, Wednesday, paraded 42 suspects arrested for various criminal offences. The suspects according to the command, were arrested between two weeks in the month of June 2021. Parading the suspects before journalists in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital, Commissioner of Police Mr. Bola Longe, disclosed that sometimes  this month operatives of the command had raided Read More

Man kills friend, dump body inside well over debt

June 16, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  A man has conspired with another man to kill his friend and dump his body in an abandoned well to avoid refunding the N385,000.00 they owed the deceased, the Kaduna state Police Command has said. Speaking on Wednesday, while parading the two people suspected for murder and six others suspected for abduction, on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, Umar Muri, the Kaduna Read More

Man, 39, arrested for difiling 12-year-old girl

June 16, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

 Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kwara state have arrested a 39 year -old man ,Segun Oni for allegedly defiling a 12-year-old girl names withheld) This was made known in a statement released by the command’s Spokesperson, Babawale Zaid Afolabi.He disclosed that the case was reported at NSCDC Igbaja Divisional Office on June 14, 2021 Read More

Ogun: Police Arrests Woman For Selling Her Two Daughters For N300,000

June 13, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A 35 year old housewife, Blessing Ebuneku Agoro has been arrested by men of Ogun state police command for selling her two biological daughters, Semilore Agoro of 4 years old and Deborah Agoro of 2 years old.The police public relations officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi made this known in a statement made available to Blueprint Sunday.According to Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested, Read More

EFCC denies assaulting Benue NBA chairman

June 10, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied claims the Chairman, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Makurdi Branch, Justin Gbagir, that he was assaulted and brutalised by operatives of the Makurdi Zonal Office of the Commission. A press statement by EFCC Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwijaren, Wednesday in Abuja, said: “The EFCC wishes to inform the public that claims Read More

FCT Police arrest 5 for robbery, impersonation

June 9, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The FCT Police Command has arrested four suspects at Nyanya, a suburb of the territory, for armed robbery and impersonation.A press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, ASP Marian Yusuf, Wednesday in Abuja, said: “Amongst the suspects are: James Salifu, 27; and Umar Hamza, 33; arrested by police detectives from Nyanya during a routine stop Read More

Son, father in EFCC net for ‘internet fraud’

June 9, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Lagos Zonal Office, have commenced investigation into an alleged case of conspiracy, computer-related fraud, obtaining by false pretense and retention of proceeds of unlawful activities levelled against one Malik Giles Bakare. EFCC Spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, in a press statement Wednesday in Abuja, said they were arrested by officers of the Nigeria Police, Force CID, Alagbon, Read More

Police foil attempt to kidnap Catholic Bishop, nab 84

June 2, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) have smashed kidnapping syndicate responsible for some of the high-profile kidnap for ransom operations in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Kaduna, Niger, Katsina, Bauchi, and Plateau states, including the attempted kidnapping of a Catholic Bishop in Zaria. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba, disclosed this while parading four members of the gang Read More

Car theft: Complainant accuses police, magistrate of complicity

June 1, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

A complainant in a matter of car theft at the Lagos State Magstrate Court, Mr Austin Abhulimen, has expressed shock over the manner the suspect, Victor Uche, was released and the light sentence slammed of two weeks community service for the offence.Speaking in a telephone chat, the complainant, Mr Austin Abhulimen called on police authorities at the zone 2 command, Onikan and the Commissioner of Police, Lagos Read More

Alleged robbery, kidnapping: Police parade gov’s aide, other suspects

May 27, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

Nasarawa state police command has arrested 67 suspected criminals including Special Adviser to the governor of Nasarawa state on Infrastructure, Yusuf Abubakar Musa, popularity known as Yusuf Mada.Commissioner of Police, CP Bola Longe, stated this while parading the suspects at the command headquarters in Lafia, the state capital on Thursday He said the suspects who were apprehended at different locations Read More

Insecurity: Towards restoring normalcy in Enugu state

May 24, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Everything is being done both by Enugu state government and the police to restore normalcy to Enugu state and by extension the South-east bedevilled with insecurity. CHUKS NWEZE reports.Insecurity is in every part of Nigeria; Enugu state is not an exception. Though generally peaceful, it witnesses insecurity from time to time.Before now, there has been news of arson on police Read More

Rein in ‘character assassin’, Uboh, coalition urge EFCC

May 23, 2021 chizoba Ogbeche 0

Advocates for Transparency and Accountability (ATA) and the Peoples Alliance for Indigenous Rights (PAIR) have urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to look into the activity of “self-appointed anti-corruption crusader, Mr. George Uboh, over some of his claims.” Uboh, who is the CEO of Panic Alert Security System (PASS), claimed he was being owed over $44 million from Read More

Customs hands over suspect arrested with 54 ATM cards to EFCC

May 19, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Area Controller, Nigeria Customs Service in Kano, Comptroller S.P Umar, Wednesday, handed over a money laundering suspect, Abubakar Sale, to the Head, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Kano Zonal Office, Mualledi Farouq Dogondaji, for further investigation and prosecution. EFCC Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, in a press statement in Abuja, said while handing over the suspect at Read More

Emir of Zazzau supports KADBUSA on fight against drug abuse

May 19, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Emir of Zazzau, Amb. Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, has expressed support for Kaduna State Bureau for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (KADBUSA) in its effort to prevent drug abuse, treat and rehabilitate victims.The Emir, who is also Chairman of the Kaduna State Council of Chiefs gave the assurance of his support when he received on a courtesy visit the management Read More