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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

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Woman in trouble over dud cheque

March 4, 2014 Blueprint 0

A business woman, Ngozi Ibeka, has been dragged before an Abuja High Court on a 14-count charge bordering on alleged fraud and breach of trust. Ibeka, who is the Managing Director of Em-Lette Nigeria Limited, reportedly received several supplies of rice from Stallion Nigeria Limited and issued 14 different cheques in payment. According to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Read More

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Police nab 7 for cultism

March 4, 2014 Blueprint 0

The Taraba State Police Command has arrested seven suspected cult members reportedly during an initiation following information provided by members of the vigilance group in Wukari Local Government Area. Addressing journalists in Jalingo, Mr. Joseph Kwaji, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), said they were arrested in a forest opposite Federal Government College Wukari on the Jalingo road. According to Read More

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Man conceals marijuana in biscuit cartons

March 4, 2014 Blueprint 0

The Seme Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service have arrested one Sani Abdullahi with substances suspected to be Marijuana, concealed in cartons of biscuits. The Area Comptroller, Mr. Willy Egbudin, said that the 46-year-old suspect who was a passenger in a Volvo car, was apprehended at the Seme/Gbaji area along the Badagry-Seme Expressway, with the drug hidden in his Read More

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2 mechanics docked for stealing cars

March 4, 2014 Blueprint 0

The Police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have arraigned two mechanics, James Oko and Onyeamama Onyeachioma, in a Senior Magistrates’ Court in Karu, for reportedly stealing three Toyota Camry cars. Oko and Onyeachioma, both resident in Ebonyi state, were arraigned before Senior Magistrate Aminu Abdullahi on two counts of criminal conspiracy and car theft. The prosecutor, Inspector Adams Peter, Read More

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3 hotel staff docked for battering PHCN staff

March 4, 2014 Blueprint 0

Three hotel workers have appeared before an Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos over alleged battering of an electricity company employee and a police officer. The accused: Sylvester, 34; Rose Sylvester, 30; and Mercy Sunday, 30; are standing trial on a two-count charge of battery and obstruction. Mr. Kabiru Adebayo was allegedly battered while trying to disconnect power supply to the Read More

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Driver arraigned for reckless driving, death of 4

March 4, 2014 Blueprint 0

An articulated vehicle driver, Dare Paseda, has been charged before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for alleged reckless driving and killing four occupants of a jeep on a highway. Paseda, 42, whose address is unknown, is being tried for reckless driving and manslaughter. The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge. The prosecutor, Corporal Oladejo Balogun, told Read More

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16 jailed for pipeline vandalism

February 18, 2014 Blueprint 0

The Federal High Court in Ibadan, has in three separate judgments, jailed 16 persons for vandalising oil pipe lines and stealing petroleum products. The convicts are:  Rasaq Yusuf,   Taiwo Kasali,  Adeniyi Ajibola,  Rafiu Raheem, Sodiq Abdulah,  Segun Adeyemi,  Sheriff Alayande, Segun Akinola and Akorede Akinola. Others are Saheed Jimoh, Sunday Emanuel, Moses Adebayo, Musbau Isola, Abel Gbadegesin, Raheem Yekini and Read More

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Man nabbed for ‘defrauding job seekers’

February 18, 2014 Blueprint 0

The police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have arrested and arraigned one Faruk Usman of Tipper Garage before an Upper Area Court in Karu, for Defrauding job seekers. The police prosecutor, Israel Nanpan, told the court that the accused defrauded at least three unsuspecting person by arranging fake recruitment into the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS). He Okwueze Fidelis, Iliya Read More

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Businessman in court for drug trafficking

February 18, 2014 Blueprint 0

A 39-year-old businessman, Ernest Ohagwu, has been brought before Federal High Court, Lagos, on allegation of trafficking 735 grammes of heroine. The prosecutor, Mr. Ichakpa Oigoga, told the court that Ohagwu, who resides in Onitsha, Anambra, attempted to export the drug to China. Oigoga alleged that the accused committed the offence on December 10, 2013, during the boarding of Qatar Read More

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3 policemen nabbed for ‘killing Gov Orji’s aide’

February 18, 2014 Blueprint 0

Three policemen have been arrested in Umuahia by the Abia State Police Command in connection with Saturday’s killing of an aide to Governor Theodore Orji. Spokesperson of the command, Mr. Geoffrey Ogbonnaya, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), confirmed the death of the aide, identified as John Ndubuka as well as he arrests. Ogbonnaya told journalists in Umuahia that the suspects Read More

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Church security nabbed for rape

February 18, 2014 Blueprint 0

A security guard attached to a church at Nkpor, near Onitsha, has been arrested by the police in suspicion of raping a 14-year-old girl, has been arrested. Confirming the arrest the state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the command, Mr. Emeka Chukwuemeka, told journalists in Awka that the suspect and two others, now at large, allegedly committed the offence Read More

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Man remanded for ‘impersonation, fraud’

February 18, 2014 Blueprint 0

A High Court sitting in Abuja, has ordered one Sunday Chukwu of Giri Junction near Gwagwalada, to be remanded in prison custody for impersonation and fraud. Chukwu was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on a two-count charge of conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretext. He reportedly attempted to obtain N350,000, from , Malam Aminu Mansur, Read More