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Man seeks divorce over threat to life

April 1, 2014 Blueprint 0

A 48-year-old man, Oluyemi Adenekan, has urged the Agege Customary Court, Lagos to dissolve his 20-year-old marriage on the grounds of threat to life and his wife’s quarrelsome attitude. The petitioner told the court that his wife, Hannah, once left him for four years and returned after she had two kids for another man, claiming that he would not have Read More

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Okada rider docked for rape of minor

April 1, 2014 Blueprint 0

A 38- year- old tricycle rider (Keke Napep), Joseph Akpu, has appeared before a Federal High Court in Enugu for allegedly raping a 10- year-old girl. The accused, of Achara layout Enugu, is facing a one count charge of rape. Police Prosecutor, Mr. Moses Onyia, said that the victim’s mother, whose name he did not mention, arranged with the accused Read More

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Police nab butcher for assault

April 1, 2014 Blueprint 0

The police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have arraigned a butcher, Gbenga Yemi, 38, in an Abuja Senior Magistrates’ Court for assaulting a recharge card vendor. Yemi of Dape village, Abuja, is standing trial on a two-count charge of criminal force and assault before Senior Magistrate Abdullateef Abolaji. The prosecutor, Inspector Bitrus Audu, said the matter was reported at Read More

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Farmer remanded for armed robbery

March 25, 2014 Blueprint 0

A Makurdi Magistrates’ Court has remanded a farmer, James Iorhemen, 35, for alleged criminal conspiracy and armed robbery. The Magistrate, Mrs. Franca Yuwa, said that the accused would remain in prison pending the legal advice from the state Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP). The Prosecutor, Mr. James Onwone, had told the court that, the case was reported by one Jessica Read More

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Court remands man for killing son

March 25, 2014 Blueprint 0

An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court has ordered that a 29-years-old man, Gbenga Omotosho, be remanded in prison for killing his own son, Segun. The police prosecutor, Corporal Monica Ikebuilo, told the court that the accused committed the offence on March 8, 2014, at Area Two Beer Parlour, Adin Quarters, in Ilawe-Ekiti. She said that the accused unlawfully caused the death Read More

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Ex-convict in court for theft

March 25, 2014 Blueprint 0

An ex-convict, Taofeek Omobowale, 23, has been brought before an Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, over alleged theft of N600,000. The Prosecutor, Sergeant Iyabo Johnson, said the accused who is facing charges of stealing, committed the offence on March 14, 2014, at Shop 3,Wera Market, Ladega in Ikorodu. She told the court that Omobowale had served a two-year jail term Read More

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Police nab 3 women for child theft

March 25, 2014 Blueprint 0

The police in Ezeagu, Enugu state, have arrested three women, two of who hail from Awha Imezi and Oyofo both of Ezeagu LGA of the state, while the third is from Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo; for allegedly child theft. A statement from the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Enugu State Police Command, Mr. Ebere Amarizu, confirmed Read More

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Police nab 4 for kidnapping

March 18, 2014 Blueprint 0

The Commissioner of Police in Abia, Mr. Adamu Ibrahim, has said that the command has arrested four suspected kidnappers in Aba, the commercial city of Abia. Ibrahim told journalists, weekend, in Umuahia, the state capital, that the suspects were arrested in a bush behind Okigwe Road Primary School, Aba on March 3, 2014. He said they were waiting for ransom Read More

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Car wash owner, 3 others docked for car theft

March 18, 2014 Blueprint 0

A commercial car-wash operator and three others charged with the theft of a car, valued at N3 million, have appeared before a Shomolu Magitrates’ Court in Lagos. The accused, Emmanuel John, 21; Mohammed Ibrahim, 19; Dele Gomina, 34, Husseini Abdullahi, 30, and Ibrahim Sulieman, 38, are facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing. They all denied the charges. Prosecutor, Read More

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Confab: Police assure of security

March 18, 2014 Blueprint 0

The Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of zone 7, AIG Suleman Abba has assured the delegates and officials to the National Conference which commenced yesterday in Abuja, adequate measures were in place for their safety. Abba who gave the assurance while speaking to journalists in Abuja, said he had visited the venue to monitor the security arrangements, Read More

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5 arraigned for assaulting, stealing from policemen

March 18, 2014 Blueprint 0

The police in Enugu state have charged five persons to an Enugu Magistrates’ Court with assault and theft. Those arraigned were Chizoba Godwin, 65, Nwogu Aloysius, 60, Chidubem Ekwe, 25, Chukwuemeka Enwerem, 31, and Chidiebere Onyia, 43. The accused persons from Enugu East Local Government Area were arrested for allegedly beating two police officers and stealing their property worth N41,000. Read More

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NSCDC nabs man for rape

March 18, 2014 Blueprint 0

The Jigawa State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested a 20-year-old man, for allegedly raping an eight-year-old boy in Dutse Local Government Area of the state. The Commander, Mr. Muhammad Gidado, disclosed yesterday this in an interview with journalists in Dutse. Gidado said that the suspect, who reportedly lured the boy into his room Read More

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Girl, 10, killed as police rescue kidnapped lawmaker

March 18, 2014 Blueprint 0

A 10-year-old girl was weekend killed in Bauchi as police in the state engaged suspected kidnappers of a member of the Bauchi State House of Assembly at Rimin Zayan, Toro Local Government. Blueprint gathered that though the kidnap victim, Malam Yusuf Nuhu, representing Jema constituency was eventually rescued, the 10-year old Hauwa’u Awalu, who was hit by a stray bullet Read More

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Man bags death sentence for armed robbery

March 18, 2014 Blueprint 0

A High Court setting in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state has sentenced one Olanrewaju Owolabi to death by hanging for armed robbery. Justice Lekan Ogunmoye said the prosecution witness sufficiently identified the convict as one of the armed robbers that invaded the prosecution witness’ residence. He said that all the essential elements of the robbery were established and the prosecution also proved Read More

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Driver in trouble for reckless driving, manslaughter

March 18, 2014 Blueprint 0

A driver of an articulated vehicle, Oluwaloseyi Ojoye, has been charged before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for alleged reckless driving and killing of a 27-year-old man. Ojoye, 21, residing at Adatan, Abeokuta, is facing charges of reckless driving and manslaughter. The Prosecutor, Sergeant Philip Osijale, told the court that Ojoye committed the offences on March 11, 2014, on Read More

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Child trafficking lands man in court

March 11, 2014 Blueprint 0

A 23-year-old man, Chukwuma Asor, facing charges of stealing two children, one of who was later rescued, has been arraigned in an Enugu Magistrates’ Court. The accused, a native of Osumenyi town in the Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra, was alleged to have stolen a five-year-old boy. The Prosecutor, Mr. Charles Nwodo, told the court that the matter Read More

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DSS nabs man for gun running

March 11, 2014 Blueprint 0

The Department of State Security (DSS) in Bauchi have arrested and paraded one Bello Dakogol, 32, for alleged gun trafficking. The DSS Spokesman in Bauchi, Mr. kabiru Abdusamad, said that the suspect was arrested with 15 AK47 rifles concealed in his car. He said that the suspect, who hails from Kwalla village in Quan’pan Local Government Area of Plateau, was Read More

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Man sues Hisbah commission over unlawful arrest

March 11, 2014 Blueprint 0

A man, Malam Nuraddeen Shehu, of Talata-Mafara in Zamfara, has filed a suit against the Zamfara State Hisbah Commission, claiming N5million as damages for his ‘unlawful arrest and ridicule.’ In a writ, filed by his Counsel, Mr. Pwahomdi Lasco, at the Zamfara State High Court, the plaintiff claimed that men of the commission broke into his apartment in Talata-Mafara and Read More

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Police investigate killing of man by ‘hit and run’ driver

March 11, 2014 Blueprint 0

The police in Edo state are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a middle aged man who was crushed to death weekend by a hit and run driver near the main gate of the Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, in the Etsako-West Local Government Area of Edo. The deceased, simply identified as the Chief Coach of the Esan Recreation Club in Read More

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Driver absconds with employer’s money

March 11, 2014 Blueprint 0

The police in the Federal capital Territory (FCT) arraigned a commercial driver, Bello Jamiru, 37, in a Grade 1 Area Court in Kado, Abuja, for criminal breach of trust and cheating. The prosecutor, Sgt Simeon Ibrahim, told the court that the complainant, Mr Basil Haruna, who resides at No. 2, Tapeta St. in Wuse 2 lodged a report against the Read More

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94-year-old man, son, docked for property damage

March 11, 2014 Blueprint 0

A 94-year-old man, Ojo Bayode, and his son, Ade, 41, have been arraigned in an Akure Chief Magistrates’ Court, on charges of unlawful damage of a farmland valued at N1.1million. The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the three-count charge. The prosecutor, Inspector Jimoh Ibrahim, told the court that the accused conspired with others (now at large) to ‘unlawfully and Read More

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Court remands security guard for rape

March 11, 2014 Blueprint 0

A Karu Senior Magistrates’ Court in Abuja has ordered that a security guard, Elisha Haruna, be remanded in prison until March 24, 2014, to enable the court to get an interpreter. Haruna, 43, is arraigned for raping an 18-year-old girl in his house at Prince and Princess Estate, Abuja. Senior Magistrate Omolola Akindele remanded the accused to enable the court Read More

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3 nabbed for street fighting over a woman

March 11, 2014 Blueprint 0

Three men, Yusuf Rafiu, 26; Stanley John, 29; and Gafar Raimi, 21, have been arrested by the police in Lagos state for fighting in the public over a woman. They accused who were arraigned before a Badagry Magistrates’ Court, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges disorderly act and disturbing the public peace. According to the prosecutor, Inspector Innocent Uko, Read More

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7 nabbed for murder

March 4, 2014 Blueprint 0

The Niger State Police Command has arrested seven persons, suspected to have killed one Safiyanu Zakari, during a clash between two suspected cult groups in some communities in the state capital, Minna. The command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Richard Oguche, while speaking to journalists in Minna named the suspects as: Abdullahi Jibrin, Abdullahi Hashimu, Yusuf Mohammed, Ubaida Abubakar, Salim Abdullahi, Read More

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Court remands labourer for assault

March 4, 2014 Blueprint 0

A 22-year-old labourer, James Atom, has been remanded in prison by a Mararaba Grade 1 Area Court, in Nasarawa State. Presiding judge, Mr. Albert Maga, gave the remand order after Atom, who is standing trial for assaulting a woman, pleaded guilty to the one-count charge of causing hurt to the lady. Earlier, the police prosecutor, Mr. Friday Adaji, had told Read More