EFCC nabs 22 internet ‘fraudsters’ in Abuja Estate

August 11, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested 22 suspected internet fraudsters in Brains and Hammers Estate in the Life Camp Area of Abuja, FCT. EFCC Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, in a press statement in Abuja, said: “Their arrest followed actionable intelligence received by the commission on their alleged internet fraud-related activities.” He listed the Read More

PSC Chair, Smith, in trouble over ‘contract scam’ as Commissioner petitions EFCC

August 10, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

These are not the best of times for the PSC Chairman, Police Service Commission (PSC), IGP Musiliu Smith (retd.) as he faces probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) following a petition by a member of the commission. Blueprint information has it that a commissioner with the PSC, Naja’atu Bala Muhammad, petitioned the anti-graft body over alleged multi-million naira contract Read More

Kwara monarch docked over ‘assault’ on colleague

August 10, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The traditional ruler of Samora, Oba Matthew Idowu Ajiboye, has been arraigned at an Ilorin magistrate’s court on Wednesday for allegedly leading some hoodlums to attack the Oloba of Eju Land, Alh Maroof Afolayan Adebayo. The victim was allegedly attacked in his palace in Irepodun local government area of the state. The police First Information Report (FIR) stated that Oba Read More

Anti-drug war: Nigeria Police  train personnel on drug, organised crime response

August 7, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has harped on the need for collective anti drug war as the  Nigeria Police Force (NPF) partner with The Drug Salvation Foundation (TDSF) to train police personnel  on response to drug and organised crimes. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a press statement, Sunday in Abuja, said: “The Nigeria Police Read More

VIDEO: Moment man sentenced to death for murder made attempt to escape

August 4, 2022 Editor 0

A man Uduak Akpan convicted for killing job seeker Iniobong Umoren in Akwa Ibom state on Thursday made attempt to escape from the High Court. After the sentence was announced by the trial judge, Justice Bassey Nkanang, on Thursday. It ook the intervention of the police to foil the attempted escape. The convict was sentenced to death by hanging and Read More

‘Fraud’: EFCC declares social media celebrity, Mompha, wanted

August 3, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has declared popular social media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, known as Mompha, wanted. In a notice signed by EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwajaren, the embattled social media celebrity was wanted for fraud. The notice read, “The general public is hereby notified that ISMAILA MUSTAPHA, whose photograph appears above, is wanted by the Economic and Financial Read More

In Ogun, prison escapee, one other arrested for vandalising electrical cables

August 1, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A prison escapee, Festus Okoeguare, and one Nancinant Paul Joshua has been arrested by the men of Ogun state police command for vandalising electricity cables. The command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi,  in a press statement made available to Blueprint, Monday, said the two suspects were arrested following an information received by policemen at Ogbere divisional headquarters. Oyeyemi added that the suspects had Read More

Herbalist arrested for raping client in Ogun

July 31, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A herbalist, Samson Ogundele, residing around Referefu area of Oja Odan has been arrested by men of Ogun state police command for allegedly raping his client. The arrest was contained in a press statement made available to Blueprint, Sunday, by the command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in Abeokuta. According to the statement, the suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Oja Read More

Housewife commits suicide, police nab husband 

July 18, 2022 Patrick Ahanor 0

A housewife identified as Mrs. Cynthia Agho has reportedly taken her life in Benin City, Edo dtate capital. Police sources said the sad incident occurred on July 7, 2022 at No.10, Omozese street, off Lucky Way, Benin City. Mrs. Cynthia, 27,  was said to have committed suicide without leaving a note. However, her bereaved husband, identified as Emmanual Omoru has Read More

Court sends Ekwunife to 10 years in jail for theft

July 14, 2022 Editor 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)?has secured the conviction of one Emeka Ekwunife on an eight-count charge of stealing by fraudulent conversion. Ekwunife was arraigned at Lagos State Special Offences Court, Ikeja on Thursday, 14th of July. The suit, “Federal Republic of Nigeria Vs. Chukwuemeka Ekwunife & Structured Energy Limited” which has been in court since 2016 finally came Read More

Edo: Police nab 7 females, 27 others for cultism

July 7, 2022 Patrick Ahanor 0

Police operatives in Edo State have arrested 30 suspected cultists in its ongoing onslaught on cult related activities. The suspects, seven females and 27 males were said to be members of notorious Eiye and Jurists confraternity groups. The State Police spokesman, SP. Chidi Nwabuzor, said the suspects were picked up during a raid on criminal hideouts in Siluko and new Read More

Hoodlums invade corpers’ lodge, rob, rape women in Akwa ibom 

July 6, 2022 Uko Etim 0

The level of insecurity has gotten to a crescendo in Akwa Ibom as over 100 heavy equipped hoodlums invaded the National Youth Service Scheme Corpers’ lodge located along Udo Ekong Ekwere street, off Information Drive in Uyo Local Government Area of the State It was gathered that the gunmen who stormed the area by 1am on tricycles raped female occupants Read More

N1.3bn fraud: Court adjourns trial of 2 federal staff

July 5, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

Justice Babangida Hassan of High Court of the Federal Capital Territory has adjourned the criminal trial of a former President of the Joint Federal Staff Cooperative Thrift and Loans, Mr Sunny Antai, to November 14, 2022. The matter was adjourned after the first prosecution witness, Mr. Ndukuba Joseph, concluded his evidence and was discharged. Upon cross-examination by counsel to the Read More

Woman, 29, ‘steals’ 3-year-old neighbour’s daughter in Anambra

July 4, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Anambra State Police command, Monday, announced arrest of 29-year-old woman, Miss Chinwendu Umegbaka, for allegedly stealing her neighbour’s three-year-old daughter with an intention to sale her. Umegbaka, who hails from Isinkwo, Abaomege in Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, reportedly committed the act at Nwawulu street, Okpoko, Onitsha. According to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Tochukwu Ikenga, Read More

Oyo police nabs 2 bank officials, 4 others for complicity in planned robbery

July 3, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Oyo Police Command in collaboration with the Force Intelligence Bureau Intelligence Response Squad (FIB-IRT) have arrested six members of a notorious bank robbery gang, including two bank officials, after concluding plans to execute a bloody bank robbery on a new generation bank within the Ibadan metropolis in Oyo state. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a Read More

Ogun: 3 arrested for rape, forceful initiation of young girl into cultism

July 3, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Three suspected members of eiye confraternity have been arrested by men of the police command for gang-raping and initiating a young girl into their cult group in Ogun. The suspects are Daniel Njoku a.k.a Agege, Damilare Ogundiran and Adebayo Olamilekan. In a press statement made available to Blueprint, Sunday, by the command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, it stated that the suspects Read More

False information: FCT Police set to arraign Amera Safiyanu 

June 28, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The FCT Police Command, will Wednesday, arraign Amera Safiyinu, for giving false information to mislead the public. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Josephine Adeh, Tuesday, told journalists that Amera would be arraigned at the Wuse Magistrate Court. The suspect had on June 14, 2020, raised the alarm on Twitter over her alleged kidnap alongside 17 others at gunpoint. The Read More

2 ex-convicts arrested for ‘robbery’ in Ogun 

June 27, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Operatives of Ogun state police command have arrested two suspected armed robbers in Mowe area of the state who were coming from robbery operation at Ogbomoso, in Oyo state. DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the command’s spokesperson made this known in a press statement made available to Blueprint on Monday. Oyeyemi stated that the two men, 37 years old Wasiu Opeyemi an Read More

Organ harvest saga: How London doctor exposed Ekweremadu, wife

June 24, 2022 Blueprint 0

A consultant working in a NHS hospital refused to remove a vital organ from a 15-year-old allegedly trafficked to London from the streets of Lagos by the former deputy president of the Nigerian Senate and his wife, a court has heard. The doctor at the Royal Free in Camden became suspicious about whether the alleged victim was aware he was Read More

P&ID fraud: Court convicts, winds up Marqott Nigeria Limited

June 23, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Justice D.U Okorowo of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, has convicted and wound up Marqott Nigeria Limited, one of the 30 companies associated with the Process and Industrial Development Limited, P&ID, for money laundering. A press statement by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said: “The company was convicted on Thursday, after Read More

For ‘raping’ minor, actors guild slams ban on popular Nollywood figure

June 18, 2022 Editor 0

Popular Nollywood actor, Moses Armstrong, has been slammed suspension by the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) for allegedly raping minor. AGN President, Emeka Rollas, disclosed this on Saturday in a statement signed by its Director of Communications and veteran actress, Monalisa Chinda. According to the statement, “Actor Moses Armstrong has been placed on indefinite suspension by the National Executive Committee Read More

Man, 34, murders 3-year-old friend’s child

June 16, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

  A-34-year old man, Mr Onwele Anayo, was Thursday, arrested by the Anambra State Police command for allegedly killing a three-year-old child with a machete after sleeping in their father’s house. According to a statement from the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, the suspect who resides at Nkwelle-Ezunaka, Oyi Local Government Area, Anambra State, allegedly perpetrated the Read More

EFCC returns N550,000 to faud victim

June 15, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC),  Benin Zonal Command, has returned N550,000 to a civil servant in Ondo state, Elizabeth Aghahona, who was a fraud victim. EFCC Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren in a press statement, Tuesday in Abuja, said Aghahona was in a state of ecstasy when she received a bank draft of N550,000 from  an Assistant Read More

N71.4m fraud: Aisha Wakil, 2 others bag 5 years in prison

June 15, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Maiduguri Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Tuesday,  secured the conviction and sentencing of Aisha Alkali Wakil aka Mama Boko Haram alongside Tahiru Saidu Daura, and Prince Lawal Shoyode, before Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court, Maiduguri. EFCC Head, Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, in a press stayemtn in abuja, said: “The Read More