FCT Police nab robbers, arms supplier, rescues 3 hostages

August 22, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

 Operatives of the FCT Police Command have arrested a 30-year-old man, Matthew Vaaswem, suspected of supplying firearms to  suspected kidnap syndicates operating along Tungan Maje in the FCT and Gawu axis of Niger state. A press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the Command, ASP Mariam Yusuf, Sunday in Abuja, said the suspect, who was arrested on Monday, August Read More

Updated: Ex-Abia Gov Orji, son arrested over N48bn security votes

August 19, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC), Thursday, arrested a former governor of Abia state, Theodore Orji. The ex-governor, who had for long been on the commission’s watch list, was intercepted at the Nnamdi International Airport, Abuja at about 10am, and driven to the headquarters of the EFCC in Abuja. He is currently being quizzed alongside his son, Chinedu, the current speaker of Read More

Hushpuppi: PSC sets up panel on DCP Kyari

August 19, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has set up an in-house panel to study, in details, available documents related to the FBI indictment of former Head of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), DCP Abba Kyari, who is on suspension from Nigeria Police Force. A press statement by the PSC Head, Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, Thursday in Abuja, said the Read More

‘Illegal detention’: Lawyer petitions PSC, demands prosecution of 2 Police officers, cousin

August 17, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

A Port Harcourt-based legal practitioner, Francis Echianu, has filed petitions to the Police Service Commission (PSC), against two Police Officers for  allegedly detaining him illegally in collaboration with one of his cousins, Chidi Echianu. This is as PSC declared that the petition like similar ones, will not be treated in isolation. The Police officers as alleged by the embattled lawyer in Read More

EFCC nabs mother son, others for internet fraud in Kaduna

August 12, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the quartet of Lucky Ebhogie; Richman Kas Godwin; Israel Justin; and Precious Iwuji; for internet-related fraud. EFCC Spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, in a press statement, Wednesday in Abuja, said: “They were arrested on August 5, 2021, in the Sabo Area of Kaduna, Kaduna state, following intelligence on Read More

Bank MD bags 5-year jail term for N4.7m scam

August 12, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Justice M. M. Abubakar of the Bauchi State High Court, Bauchi, Monday, August 11, 2021, sentenced the Managing Director (MD), Workman Microfinance Bank, Bauchi, Sarita Aliyu Hello,  to four years imprisonment on a two -count charge bordering on misappropriation and forgery. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had brought the charges against her in the offence contrary to Section 308 and 363 and Read More

EFCC arraigns Abuja bizman over N84m ‘fraud’

August 11, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Wednesday, arraigned one Sani Shehu Abdullahi, and his company, First Class General Business and Investment Limited, alongside Abubakar Mohammed (now at large), before Justice Sylvanus Chinedu Oriji   of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Maitama, Abuja, on eight-count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretence to the tune of N84, 984,000. A Read More

Northern coalition, NGOs want Kyari’s suspension reviewed, transfered to NIA

August 8, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), Northern Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), have demanded the review of DCP Abba Kyari’s suspension and immediate transfer of his case to the Nigeria Intelligence Agency (NIA).Rising from a roundtable meeting in Kaduna on Sunday, the coalition in its communique read to journalists said the joint CNG, CSOs and NGOs meeting was called Read More

Police arrest 2 fake ASP, others in Delta

August 4, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta State Police on Wednesday arrested two fake Assistant Superintendent of Police, Mr Bankole Odusi, and Samuel Idowu on their way to Imo state. They were conveying a Tokumbo vehicle from Lagos to Imo state when police operatives intercepted them in Asaba. The police impersonators were arrested alongside 17 suspected criminals for different offences. Briefing journalists in Asaba, Commissioner of Read More

Mompha’s ‘fraud’ indictment: EFCC opens up

August 2, 2021 Chizoba Of beach's 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has dissociated itself from claims by Ismaila Mustapha, alias Mompha, circulating in the social media, that he was advised by the commission to maintain low profile in the wake of the indictment of his friend, Abbas Ramon alias Hushpuppi, in a $1.1m international fraud conspiracy by US Law enforcement. EFCC Head, Media & Read More

HUSHPUPPI/FBI INDICTMENT: Anxiety as PSC suspends Kyari, DIG heads probe panel

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has suspended Head Intelligence Response Team (IRT) DCP Abba Kyari following his indictment by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The decision, which is already generating some level of anxiety in some quarters, followed Inspector-General of Police Usman Baba Alkali’s recommendation that he should remain suspended pending the outcome of an ongoing internal investigations on his Read More

Updated – FBI indictment: PSC suspends Kyari, tells IGP what to do

August 1, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has suspended the Head, Intelligence Response Team (IRT), following his indictment by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, had recommended his suspension pending the outcome of an ongoing internal investigations on his indictment. The PSC Head, Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, in a press statement, Sunday in Abuja, said Kyari’s Read More

Breaking – ‘Bribery’: Embattled Super Cop, Abba Kyari, faces suspension from Police

August 1, 2021 Editor 0

The embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari has been recommended for immediate suspension from the country’s Police force following a multi-million dollar bribery alleged levelled against him. The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Usman Baba gave the recommendatiom pending the outcome of an ongoing internal investigation involving him. The IGP, in his letter to the Police Service Commission, Read More

Breaking: Fresh trouble for Bukola Saraki as EFCC ‘grills’ ex-Senate President

July 31, 2021 Editor 0

Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, is facing fresh trouble as he is currently being held in custody by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over allegations of theft and money laundering. According to PREMIUM TIMES, Saraki, a former Kwara State governor, was detained on Saturday. As senate president between 2015 and 2019, Mr Saraki spent a considerable time facing allegations Read More

EFCC recovers N5.4bn for NHIS

July 30, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has recovered N5.4billion for the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS. EFCC Spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, in a press statement, Thursday in Abuja, said the Executive Secretary, NHIS, Professor Muhammad Nasir Sambo, made the disclosure when he led the management of the agency on a courtesy visit to the EFCC Chairman, at the commission’s headquarters Read More

Breaking – Fraud allegations against Abba Kyari: IGP breaks silence

July 29, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

The Nigeria Police Force Thursday night acknowledged receipt of allegation and indictment processes from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) against DCP Abba Kyari, juts as the the Inspector General of Police IGP Usman Baba has ordered an internal review of the allegations. A press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba, Thursday in Abuja, said: Read More

I didn’t collect any bribe from Hushpuppi, Abba Kyari debunks allegation

July 29, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A Nigerian Police officer, Abba Kyari, on Thursday denied allegations he ever demanded or received a bribe from celebrity internet fraudster Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, alias Hushpuppi, from a $1.1million loot. In a post on his Facebook page while responding to the allegations on Thursday morning, Kyari who is a deputy commissioner of police said those celebrating the allegations against him Read More

In Edo, Obaseki okays 5-year jail term for land grabbers

July 28, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has signed into law, the amended private property protection law 2017, a document which banned the notorious Community Development Associations (CDAs). The law according to Obaseki,  prescribed a maximum of five years jail term for offenders and also banned “all sorts of splinter groups like Okaigele or people who have come up to forcefully take other Read More

Domestic violence: Man beats lover to death in Abuja

July 25, 2021 Paul Okah 0

A man, identified as Hasan Yusuf Taiwo, has allegedly beaten to death the mother of his four children, identified as Chibuzor Aloh, from Nike, Enugu state, in Zone 9, Lugbe, in the Federal Capital Territory. Speaking with Blueprint in Abuja Sunday, a neighbour of the deceased, who pleaded anonymity, said that the incident is the extreme form of domestic violence as the man Read More

Police arrest ‘fake’ Naval officer in Nasarawa

July 25, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nasarawa state Police command, Sunday, arrested a 32-year-old fake Naval officer, Nasiru Ahmed.Ahmed was alleged to be an impostor, notorious criminal and serial fraudster.A statement by the command Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) ASP Nansel Ramhan, and made available to newsmen in Lafia, said the arrest of the fake naval officer was in continuation of the onslaught against criminals in the state. Read More

Anambra guber: Traditional rulers warn youth against thuggery, violence

July 21, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Anambra State traditional rulers council, Wednesday, cautioned youth to shun thuggery, violence and other electoral offences as the state November 6 governorship poll draws nearer. Arising from their monthly meeting held in Awka, the state capital, the council equally adviced politicians and contestants on the election to observe all the electoral guidelines to avoid overhearing the polity or acts capable Read More

Pastor separating couple from fighting stabbed to death

July 20, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A senior Pastor with the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Owerri, Thompson Onyekwuru, trying to separate fight between couple who were fighting has been confirmed dead by the Police. Imo state Police command’s spokesperson, SP Mike Abattam who confirmed the incident said the incident occurred at Umukoto Nekede in Owerri. The police said that Onyekwuru, 62, was trying to prevent Read More