Police arrest 2 suspected gunrunners, seize 13 guns

October 22, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state police command has arrested two suspected gun dealers and a third suspect with locally made AK47 rifle, the state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige has said. Speaking on Thursday, Jalige said, “On 14th October, 2020 at about 1530hrs operatives of the Kaduna Police Command while on routine stop and search at Kwanta Shiru Village along Kaduna-Kachia Road Read More

Rape, kidnapping: Sule apporves death sentence for defaulters in Nasarawa

October 21, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state, Wednesday, promised to append his signature for death sentence passed on any perpetrator of rape and kidnapping considering the devastating effects of the acts on the economy of the state. He made the promise during a sensitisation programme of action against the spate of Kidnapping and rape in Nasarawa state with the theme “Kidnapping Read More

Suspected cultists kill 2 in Ilorin

October 19, 2020 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Two persons were reportedly killed from different attacks by suspected cultists in the metropolis, in the Kwara state capital following a resurgence activities of rival cult groups. The two lives were lost in the attacks that occured between Sunday and Monday in different parts of the state.It was gathered that the head of one of the victims was severed from Read More

CRU report: Misconduct, money for bail top complaints against police

October 18, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

– Professional misconduct and demanding money for bail topped complaints received by the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) Complaints Response Unit (CRU) in first half of this year. The report published by the Head, CPU, ACP Markus Ishaku Basiran, Sunday in Abuja, showed that out of the 1237 complaints the unit received 959 were on professional misconduct by the police officer and Read More

Crime correspondents get new executive to pilot affairs for two years

October 18, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Crime Correspondents Association of Nigeria (CCAN) has elected new executive members to pilot the affairs of the association for the next two years.CCAN is the umbrella body of journalists in frontline electronic and print media organisations in Nigeria covering crime in the FCT. The election which was held physically, weekend, at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), FCT Chapter’s Read More

IGP sets up SWAT team to replace SARS

October 13, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has also set up a new Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team to fill the gap arising from the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.This is as the Police boss has ordered all personnel of the defunct  (SARS) to report at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, for debriefing, psychological and medical evaluation. Force Public Read More

FCT Police parade 19 for kidnapping, armed robbery, others

October 9, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has paraded 19 suspects for kidnapping, armed robbery, drug peddling, illegal possession of firearms and fraud.  Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, DCP Sunday Babaji, who paraded the suspects, Thursday at the Command Headquarters, Abuja, said items recovered from them included: four Dane guns, three locally fabricated revolvers, one shot gun, Read More

EFCC arraigns Army Captain, 4 others for land ‘fraud’

October 8, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Lagos Zonal Office, Thursday, arraigned a retired Army Captain, Prince Adeniran Owen Alao, and four others for alleged land fraud before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos. A press statement by EFCC, head media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, Thursday in Abuja, said: “Alao, who is also the Read More

Dubai-bound passenger nabbed with 5,342 ATM cards in Kano

October 7, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Customs Kano/Jigawa Command arrested a Dubai-Bound passenger in possession of 5,342 ATM cards at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano. The Customs Area Comptroller, Mr Nasir Ahmed, stated this while handing over the suspect to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Wednesday, in Kano. Ahmed said the suspect was arrested while about to board a Dubai-bound Ethiopian Read More

Rape: Nigerian rapper jailed in UK

October 7, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A Nigerian rapper based in the United Kingdom, Olawale Hassan popularly known as Goldie 1, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping a woman. BBC reports that the 33-year-old, who lives at Falcon Avenue, Grays, Essex, attacked the victim in Southend in 2017 after claiming he was a music producer, officers said. However, during his trial, he Read More

Apprehension as 4 ritualists cut human head for N2m in Niger

October 7, 2020 Aideloje Ojo 0

Four men from Sabon Pegi in Mashegu local government area of Niger state have reportedly cut off a human head for the sum of N2 million.The suspects were said to have exhumed the body from its grave in a graveyard in another nearby village known as Kanti, about four days ago.The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Niger state Read More

In Anambra, tenant stabs landlord to death

October 7, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

A 21-year-old tenant, Mr Onyemachi Mmaju, of Ogidi, Idemili North Local Government Area (LGA), Anambra state has allegedly stabbed his landlord, Mr Nonso Umeadi Oyiboka, to death over an altercation.  The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Haruna Muhammed, who disclosed this in a press statement on Wednesday, said a preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect killed the 35-year-old Read More

Anambra: Man lures, defiles teenager in wife’s shop

October 7, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Anambra State police command said they have arrested a 33-year-old man from Elugwu Mkporo in Ohofia Local Government Area (LGA) of Abia state, Ejike Kanu, for allegedly defiling a seven-year-old daughter of his neighbour.The Anambra state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Haruna Muhammed, who disclosed this in a statement, said Kanu was arrested by police detectives attached to Okpoko Read More

Breaking – Missing child: Popular prophet jailed

October 6, 2020 Barnabas Olabisi 0

A popular Prophet Alfa Babatunde, founder of Sotitobire Praising Chapel has been jailed for life over missing a one-year-old boy, Gold Kolawole, in his church. Delivering his judgement on Tuesday, Justice Olusegun Odusola convicted the prophet and others, having found them guilty of two counts of kidnapping, and aiding and abetting to kidnap presented by the prosecution. Details loading…

Breaking: Youth and Sports Minister storms Police headquarters, parleys IGP over #FARS… See pictures

October 5, 2020 Editor 0

Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare, Monday morning, visited the Inspector General of Police IGP Mohammed Adamu over alleged brutality by the operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) . Dare who revealed this via his twitter handle wrote, “This morning I visited the IGP for further discussions on the activities of FSARS and the need to end Read More

CP FCT orders investigation into cop killing of 19-year-old in Apo, commiserates with family of deceased

October 5, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Commissioner of Police in charge of FCT Police Command, CP Bala Ciroma, has ordered an investigation into the shooting incident that led to the death of one Samson Jonah, 19, at Apo on Saturday, October 3, 2020. A press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Yusuf Mariam, Sunday in Abuja, said the police officer identified to have shot Read More

In Ogun, Police arrest man for ‘raping’ 13-yr-old girl

October 3, 2020 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun state Police Command has arrested a 21-year-old man, Julius Afuape, for forcefully having carnal knowledge of a 13-year-old girl. The arrest was contained in a press release signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, and made available to Blueprint on Saturday. According to the police spokeman, the suspect was arrested following a report by Read More

Soldier bags 5-year-jail term, dismissed for defiling, assaulting minor

October 1, 2020 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The General Court Martial 7 Division of the Nigerian Army Maimalari cantonment  Maiduguri has sentenced one Corporal Aliyu Yakubu to five years imprisonment for defiling and assaulting 13-year-old girl, Inna  Fatima  Modu of Gomari ward of Bama, town in Bama local  government area of Borno state. Corporal Yakubu who had spent 11 years in the Nigerian Army  was also dismissed from Read More

We killed more than 50 victims who couldn’t pay ransom – Suspect

September 30, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

A suspected kidnap kingpin, Mohammed Sani, 30, has said his gang killed more than 50 of his victims because they could not pay ransom.Sani, made this disclosure, Wednesday in Abja, while he was paraded by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, alongside 46 other suspects at the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Headquarters in Abuja. The suspect, who said Read More

In Benue, Police arrest retired cop, 2 others for stealing goat

September 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A retired Deputy Superintendent of Police identified as Godwin Abah has been disgraced and beaten mercilessly after he was caught with two others stealing a goat in Benue state on Sunday. Godwin Abah who is also known as Goddy Mopol, was caught alongside two others by men of vigilante in Owukpa, Ogbadibo local government area of Benue state. According to Read More

Why I raped teenager – 67-year-old father opens up

September 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A man identified as James Olajoyetan, has been apprehended by the police on tuesday for allegedly raping and defiling a 12-year-old girl. It was reported that James who happens to be a commercial tricyclist, took advantage of the little girl who came to spend Sallah holiday with her visually impaired grandfather in the Ejigbo, area of Lagos. According to reports, Read More

HURIWA to EFCC: Stop shielding high profile offenders

September 15, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of shielding high profile offenders while the commission had no reservation publishing the photographs and names of young students and other petty suspects in the media.HURIWA in a statement by the National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, and the National Media Affairs Director, Ms Read More

FCT Police nab 3 ‘drug peddlers’, recover exhibits

September 15, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The FCT Police Command, Monday, said it officer arrested three suspected drug peddlers: Emmanuel Uka, 27; Bester David, 22; and Mohammed Rabiu, 33; along the Gwarinpa and Wuse axis of Abuja. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, in a press statement in Abuja, said: “The suspects were arrested by Police Operatives from the Command’s Anti-Narcotics Read More

EFCC re-arraigns mama Boko Haram, others for fresh N97.4m fraud

September 14, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Maiduguri Zonal office, Monday, re-arraigned Aisha Alkali Wakil, a.k.a mama Boko Haram before Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court, Maiduguri, on three fresh separate offences of fraud to the tune of N97.4 million. A press statement by the EFCC Head Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale, in Abuja, said: “Each of Read More