Police warn of swindlers new antics in Enugu

September 18, 2018 Chuks Nweze 0

Enugu State Police Command has advised residents to be wary of the antics of fake businessmen promising mouth-watering returns on their investment. Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Ebere Amaraizu, who gave the warning in a statement yesterday in Enugu, advised members of the public to be security conscious and cautious about business ventures they involve themselves, to Read More

Man docked for kidnapping 3

September 18, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A 26-year-old man, Solomon Ojo, has been arraigned before an EbuteMeta Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly kidnapping three men. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ojo appeared on twocount charge of conspiracy and kidnapping, to which he pleaded not guilty. The Prosecutor, Sergeant Maria Dauda, said the accused committed the offences on September 5, 2018, on Irepodun Street, Read More

Sexagenarian docked for defrauding woman of N565,000

September 18, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A 64-year-old man, Bolaji Adeyinka, was yesterday brought before an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun state, for allegedly obtaining N565,000 from a woman under false pretences. Adeyinka, who lives at 6 Agunbiade Street, Ijoko, Ota, is facing a two-count charge of fraud and obtaining money under false pretences. The accused committed the offences on August 25, 2017, at 11 Oloyede Read More

2 cops, 12 others nabbed for vandalism

September 18, 2018 Chuks Nweze. Enugu 0

Nigerian Railway Police Command, yesterday, paraded 14 suspects, including two Policemen, who allegedly specialise in railway property theft and vandalism in some parts of the Eastern zone of the establishment. Parading the suspects before journalists in Enugu, Area Commander in-charge of the Eastern District Police Area Command, Henry Njoku, said that the two policemen provided shield for the hoodlums, whose Read More

Herbalist arrested for ‘trying to kill’ apprentice

September 14, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The police in Ogun state have arrested a 62-year-old herbalist, Ganiyu Idowu, for alleged kidnap and attempt to kill his apprentice for money ritual. Idowu committed the alleged offences in Oniyorin area of Abeokuta, the state capital. The state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, who paraded the suspect alongside two of his accomplices, Balogun Edun and Mathew Odunewu, at Police Read More

Police nab mother, 2 sons over ‘kidnapping’

September 12, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Police in Lagos state have arrested a 60-year-old and her two sons in connection with some cases of kidnapping in the state and its environs. A press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Chika Oti, in Lagos, said that the suspects were arrested on Saturday at their home at No.15, Irepodun Street, Egan, Igando, a Lagos suburb. Read More

Teenager allegedly robs woman of valuables]

September 11, 2018 Kehinde Osasona 0

An 18-year-old bricklayer, Damilare Dosu, who allegedly robbed a woman of her valuables at a cutlass-point, was on Friday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court. Dosu, whose address was not provided, is facing a twocount charge of conspiracy and robbery. The accused, Police Prosecutor Ishola Samuel said, committed the offences with others still at large on Aug. 27 at 6:03 Read More

60-year-old Ifa priestess, 2 sons arrested over Lagos kidnap

September 11, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Police in Lagos state have arrested a 60-year-old Ifa chief priestess and her two sons in connection with kidnap cases in the state. The spokesman for the command, Chike Oti, made the development known in a statement in Lagos yesterday. Mr Oti said that the suspects were arrested on Saturday at their home at No.15, Irepodun Street, Egan, Igando, Read More

Police nab 12 in Jigawa for homicide, theft

September 7, 2018 Muhammad Aliyu Dutse 0

In its commitment to unravel criminals and douse negative activities, the Jigawa Command of the Nigeria Police said it has apprehended 12 persons in connection with homicide, theft and house breaking. Parading the suspects before the press yesterday, the state Police Commissioner, Mr. Bala Zama Senchi, disclosed that his men and officer, during a tip off , arrested one Iliyasu Read More

Nigerian official arrested over N5.5m bribe

September 7, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) yesterday said it had arrested a former federal budget officer, for allegedly receiving gratification to the tune of N5.5 million. ICPC’s spokesperson, Rasheedat Okoduwa, identified the suspect as Henry Oyibo, in a statement issued in Abuja. According to the statement, Oyibo, formerly with the Budget Office of the Federation, is Read More

2 docked for ‘killing, robbing’ man of $80,000

September 7, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

An Ikeja Magistrate’s Court yesterday remanded two commercial drivers, who allegedly killed a Bureau De Change (BDC) operator, Victor Thorpe, after robbing him of $80,000. The accused, Monday Okoh, 50, and Johnbull Friday, 35, whose residential addresses were not provided, are facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, robbery and manslaughter. The Chief Magistrate, A.A. Fashola, who did not take the Read More

New Benue CP pledges effective policing

September 6, 2018 Daniel Agbo Makurdi 0

The new Benue state Police Commissioner, Mr. Okon Etim Ene, has promised to adopt effective community policing, intelligence gathering and proactive approach to ensure the reduction of crime in the state to the lowest level. The Police commissioner who was in the Government House, Makurdi yesterday to pay a courtesy visit on Governor Samuel Ortom, noted that no meaningful development Read More

Police arraign 40-year-old in Makurdi over Facebook posts

September 6, 2018 Daniel Agbo Makurdi 0

A forty year old man, Mr. Cornelius Hwande of Ankpa Quarters Extension Makurdi, was yesterday arraigned before a Makurdi Upper Area Court, for criminal intimidation and defamation/libel of character. Mr. Hwande is standing trial over threats and defamatory/libelous posts made on the Social Media (Facebook) against the Executive Secretary of the Teaching Service Board, Dr. Wilfred Uji. Prosecuting Police Officer, Read More

Police arrest dismissed soldiers for hijacking truck

September 6, 2018 Chuks Nweze Enugu 0

The police in Lagos have arrested five men for allegedly hijacking a truck loaded with gallons of vegetable oil worth N13.2 million along the Epe expressway. In a statement yesterday, the police said the alleged robbery took place on September 2. The suspects include Moses Johnson, a dismissed soldier; Akintola Abiodun, a dismissed air force personnel; and Chidi Osegbu, who Read More

Son allegedly smashes stabiliser, wooden stool on mother’s head

September 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court yesterday remanded in prison a 29-year-old man, Taiwo Akinola, for smashing a stabilizer on his sexagenarian-mother’s head. The accused is facing an attempted murder charge. The Chief Magistrate, O.A. Komolafe, who gave the order, said the accused should be kept behind bars at Ikoyi Prison pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions Read More

Police rescue 5 kidnapped victims in Anambra

September 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Anambra state Police Command has disclosed that it has arrested five kidnappers/child traffickers and rescued five victims in the last seven days. Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr Haruna Mohammed, disclosed this in a statement in Awka, the state capital. Mohammed gave the names of the suspected k i d n a p p e r s Read More

Woman jailed 3 months for stealing sheep

September 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo has sentenced a 26-yearold Niqqob Sister, popularly refers to as ‘Eleha’ Fatimoh Ismail for stealing two sheep. The accused person is facing a one-count charge bordering on stealing. Police prosecutor, Inspector Olayiwola Rasaq, told the court that the accused person committed the offence on August 26, 2018 at Akede Iyaloja Area Oke-baale Osogbo, Osun Read More

Court remands 2 suspects over robbery

September 5, 2018 Kehinde Osasona 0

Two suspects, Adeyemo Kehinde Johnson, 32 and Ayodele Segun Olukunle, 31, have been remanded in prison custody by an Osogbo Magistrate court in Osun state, over a two-count charge of armed robbery. Police prosecutor, Elisha Olusegun told the court that the accused persons and others now at large committed the offence in Osogbo on August 10. Elisha said the defendants Read More

Man arrested for allegedly raping 13-year-old girl

September 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A 30-year old man, Adewale Olakusi, has been arrested by the police in Ogun state for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl (name withheld) in Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota local government area of the state. Police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed this to journalists on Sunday and said the suspect was arrested on Saturday following a complaint by the father of the victim. He Read More

Ibadan Polytechnic denies culpability in murder of ex-student

August 31, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The management of the Polytechnic, Ibadan yesterday said it cannot be blamed for the murder of a member of an anti-cultism group, Ahmed Olalekan, by suspected cultists. Olalekan, a former student of the institution, was murdered Monday evening. The spokesperson of the students’ forum, Adeyemi Ridwan, whoearlier spoke with Premium Times, blamed the institution’s authority for the tragedy saying that Read More

Police arrest teenager for allegedly snatching motorcycle

August 31, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Police Command in Katsina state has announced the arrest of a 19-year-old, Zinatu Abubakar, who allegedly drugged a commercial motorcycle operator and attempted to snatch his motorcycle. A statement signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Gambo Isa, made available yesterday in Katsina said the suspect belonged to a syndicate operating in the state. Isa said the suspect drugged Read More

School dropout arrested for selling fake employment letters

August 31, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Nigeria Security Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has arrested an expelled student for allegedly trying to fleece unsuspecting Nigerians with fake letters of employment of the security agency. NSCDC spokesperson in Jigawa, Adamu Shehu, said the suspect, Nasiru Abba, was expelled from the School of Nursing, Jahun in the state. “The suspect’s family members told NSCDC that they have being Read More

5,000 NSCDC personnel to protect Borno farmers

NSCDC arrests 3 armoured cable vandals in Abuja

August 30, 2018 Baba Yusuf. Abuja 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), FCT command yesterday said it has arrested three suspects who vandalised armoured cable belonging to Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC). The suspects identified as Adam Teri, 36, Sani Musa, 25, and Israel Sati, 25, all hailed from Adamawa, Zamfara and Kaduna states, respectively. The suspects have so far confessed to NSCDC of Read More

Residents nab ‘ritualist’ who pretends to be madman in Ondo

August 28, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Residents of Orita Obele Area of Akure, Ondo state, yesterday, apprehended a middle-aged man suspected to be a kidnapper and ritualist, who usually disguised as a madman to operate. The suspect, simply identified as Adetoyinbo, was said to have been roaming the area, while some residents who suspected his movement monitored his movement and subsequently apprehended him when the approached Read More

Police investigate man’s death after smoking hemp

August 28, 2018 Chuks Nweze. Enugu 0

The Police in Enugu state has commenced investigation into circumstances that led to the death of a 24-year-old man, Ebube Chukwu, who reportedly committed suicide after an overdose on a substance suspected to be Indian Hemp A press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer for the command, SP Ebere Amaraizu, in Enugu, said the incident happened on August 22, Read More