Why we arrested Ibadan-based broadcaster, Oriyomi Hamzat – Police 

May 26, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Police, Thursday, said the Managing Director, Agidigbo FM, Ibadan, Oyo state, Oriyomi Hamzat, was arrested by officers of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) Intelligence Bureau in connection with a case of cyber bullying. Blueprint gathered that the Oyo State Intelligence Bureau had in a letter dated May 23, 2022, invited Hamzat to be at the office on Tuesday, May Read More

Why we arrested Rochas Okorocha, EFCC opens up

May 25, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said its operatives arrested former Governor of Imo state, Senator Rochas Okoroacha, Tuesday, for refusing to honour the commission’s invitations after jumping the administrative bail earlier granted him by the EFCC. Operatives of the commission had stormed the Abuja residence of the former governor and Senator representing Imo West at the National Read More

Why we nabbed Rochas Okorocha on APC screening day – EFCC

May 25, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said its operatives Tuesday arrested former Imo state Governor Rochas Okorocha for refusing to honour the commission’s invitations after jumping the administrative bail it earlier granted him. Operatives of the commission had stormed the Abuja residence of the former governor located at 3 Nyasa Close, off Ontario Crescent, off Mississippi Street, Maitama, Abuja. The anti-graft Read More

EFCC chair: Corruption cases should no longer be lost on technical grounds

May 23, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

Executive Chairman Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Abdulrasheed Bawa has expressed concerns over corruption cases being lost to technicalities  at various levels of court in the country. He said such developments may serve as a disincentive to the fight against economic and financial crimes. He stated this  Monday in Abuja while speaking  at a three- day capacity building workshop, themed; “Judicial Dynamism: A Key Factor in Read More

Revealed! How EFCC nabbed AGF Ahmed Idris over alleged N80bn fraud

May 17, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

  The Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged money laundering and diversion of public funds. Idris was trailed in Kano where he was intercepted by operatives of the commission Monday evening and is being flown to Abuja, the nation’s capital, for interrogation. The anti-graft body, it was gathered, Read More

Breaking: EFCC nabs AGF, Ahmed Idris, for N80bn ‘fraud’

May 16, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC),  Monday, arrested the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Mr. Ahmed Idris, in connection with diversion of funds and money laundering  activities to the tune of N80billiong. A press statement by the EFCC, Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, in Abuja, said, “The Commission’s verified intelligence showed that the AGF  raked off the Read More

How suspect bath corps member with acid to separate her from lover – Police

May 16, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Commissioner of Police, CP Sunday Babaji, Monday, said the 26-year-old National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, Terungwa Stephine,  was killed by her lover’s ex girl friend, who poured corrosive substance on her, in a bid to separate them. The deceased left her residence with her one year, five-month-old son on April 14, 2022, and never Read More

17,727 victims of trafficking rescued, rehabilitated in 19 years — NAPTIP boss

May 12, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) said Thursday that 17,727 victims of human trafficking have been rescued, sheltered and rehabilitated in the last 19 years of the existence of the agency. Director-General of NAPTIP, Mrs Fatima Waziri-Azi, said this at the 37th Session of the State House Media Briefing organised by the Presidential Communication Team at Read More

Money laundering, terrorism: Buhari signs 3 bills into law

May 12, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja signed into law, three bills aimed at improving the anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing/proliferation financing framework in Nigeria. The bills are the Money Laundering (Prevention and Prohibition) Bill, 2022, the Terrorism (Prevention and Prohibition) Bill, 2022, and the Proceeds of Crime (Recovery and Management) Bill, 2022. Speaking at a signing ceremony at the Read More

Wanted notorious cultist nabbed in Ogun

May 11, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A notorious wanted cultist and armed robbery suspect, Christian Peter, has been arrested by operatives of Ogun state police command. The command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, made this known in a press statement made available to Blueprint Wednesday, in Abeokuta. According to Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested while the DPO, Mowe division, CSP Folashade Tanaruno, was on routine patrol of Mowe-Ofada road Read More

Imo: Police arrest notorious Kidnappers, rescue victims

May 8, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Following a report received by the Imo Police Command’s anti-kidnapping unit on the abduction of the duo of Dominic Chukwuma and Silas Nnawubia on April 30, 2022, the operatives immediately swung into action and in a few days’ later, arrested the assailants and released their victims. In a press statement issued by the Police command’s spokesman, CSP Mike Abattam, Saturday, Read More

3 suspected armed robbers nabbed in Ogun

May 8, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Three suspected armed robbers have been arrested by men of Ogun state police command after attacking and robbing a company in Ogijo area of the state. The arrest was contained in a press statement made available to Blueprint Sunday, by the command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi. The suspects, Shadrach Blessing, Edibo Peter and Osuwgu Oyebuchi, according to the statement were arrested following Read More

For defiling 12-year-old twin daughters, Court sends Oliseh to life jail

May 4, 2022 Editorial IV 0

An Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court on Wednesday sentenced a 54-year-old pastor, Michael Oliseh, to life imprisonment for defiling his friend’s 12-year-old twin daughters. Delivering judgment, Justice Abiola Soladoye, described Oliseh, the assistant Pastor of the Anointed Chosen Vessel Ministry in Okota, Lagos, as a “serial rapist” who took turns defiling his friend’s daughters. She held that the Read More

Police nab 7 ‘arms dealers’ in Jos, Taraba

April 29, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Police has said operatives of the Force Intelligence Bureau Intelligence Response Team (FIB-IRT), in a sting operation, have arrested four notorious arm dealers and recovered 57 AK47 rifles and a large catchment of ammunition in Jos, Plateau state and from other locations across the country. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a press statement, Thursday Read More

Police nab 2 suspected criminals

April 27, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Kaduna state police command said they have arrested two suspected criminals, each with AK-47 rifle and ammunitions in separate operations in Giwa and Zaria local government areas of Kaduna state. According to a statement signed by Kaduna state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Mohammed Jalige, Wednesday, Musa Lawal was apprehended at Iyatawa village Giwa, while an unnamed suspect was Read More

Osinachi: Police give update on autospy result 

April 26, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has said that autopsy on popular Gospel Songstress, Osinachi Nwachukwu, has been forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecution for vetting  and possible prosecution. FCT Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Josephine Adeh, disclosed this in an update on the investigation surrounding the death of the singer, Tuesday in Abuja. “The result of Read More

Edo: Police detain 4 cops for ‘murder’

April 25, 2022 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Commissioner of Police Edo State Command CP Abutu Yaro has ordered the arrest and detention of four police personnel for allegedly shooting to death a vigilante member. The deceased vigilante identified as Ikponwonsa Aikpitanyi was shot dead in Obazee area of Benin City on April 22, 2022 at about during a rescue operation.  The State Police spokesman, SP. Bello Read More

In Kaduna, Police arrest “6 oil thieves’

April 25, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state police command has arrested six people suspected to have stolen a petrol tanker loaded with 40,000 litres of petrol in Isah U-turn near Jere, Kagarko local government area of the state. Kaduna state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Mohammed Jalige, who disclosed this on Monday said the tanker has been recovered with the fuel, adding that efforts Read More

Police arrests 2 ritualists with fresh human head, hands in Ilorin

April 25, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Operatives of the Kwara state police command Sunday arrested two suspected ritualists who were allegedly caught with fresh human head and hands. The two suspects namely Wasiu Omonose and Akanbi Ibrahim, according to the state Police public Relations Officer ,Okasanmi Ajayi were arrested after evading officers on stop and search along Oke – Oyi Jebba road. He said the operatives Read More

2 suspected cultists nabbed in Ogun

April 24, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Two members of the dreaded aiye cult group, Habeeb Muideen, and Ibrahim ‘Ayin’ have been arrested in different locations by operatives of ogun state police command. The suspects, according to a press statement issued by the command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, were arrested following a distress call received by SWAT operatives that the group were engaging in a supremacy battle Read More

Man, 30, arrested for raping 20-year-old in church

April 21, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A 30 years old man, Ajibola Akindele, has been arrested by the men of Ogun state police command, for forcefully having carnal knowledge of a 20 year old girl right inside a church. The command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, made this known in a press statement made available to Blueprint, Thursday. Oyeyemi stated that the suspect was arrested following a report Read More

Armed robbery suspect nabbed in Ogun 

April 20, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

An armed robbery suspect, Waheed Ijiyemi, has been arrested by men of Ogun state police command while on his way to carry out an operation. The police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, made this known in a press statement made available to Blueprint in Abeokuta, Wednesday. The suspect, according to the statement was arrested while the DPO Onipanu division, CSP Bamidele Read More

Juju scam kingpin, Alaka, 2 others in court for N250m fraud

April 12, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned the trio of Alaka Abayomi  Kamaldeen, alias Awise, Taiwo Fatai Olamilekan Ahmed, alias Ifa, and Akinola Bukola Augustina, a suspected syndicate of juju fraudsters, before Justice Adeyemi Ajayi of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, sitting in Abuja,  on two -count charges  bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money by false Read More