You’re clueless, prove me wrong, Misau fires back at IGP

August 28, 2017 Online Editor 0

The ongoing feud between the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris and Senator Isah Hamman Misau, has assumed a new dimension with the lawmaker daring the former to prove him wrong on all allegations earlier made. Misau, at a press conference last Friday, alleged that the Inspector General of Police collects a whooping N120bn annually from oil companies, banks and Read More

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IGP wants special courts for specific offences

August 28, 2017 By Our Correspondent 0

Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Kpotun-Idris, has recommended the establishment of special courts to try specifi c off ences for speedy adjudication of cases. He made the suggestion recently in Lagos during an address at the NBA Annual General Conference. Idris said the establishment of the court would not only expedite the trial of specifi c off ences like kidnapping, Read More

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‘Upsurge in hotels aiding crime in Kwara’

House of Assembly and Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressives Union (IEDPU) yesterday raised the alarm over the proliferation of hotels and guest houses in the state. According to them, aside from promoting immortality amongst the youths, the hotels were also serving as hide – outs for criminals. Speaking at a stakeholders’ forum organised by the IEDPU over rising security threats in Read More

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Police officer docked for aiding murder suspect’s escape

Th e police have arraigned a dismissed police sergeant, Johnbosco Okoroeze, before a chief magistrate’s court in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, on two counts bordering on obstruction of justice and conspiracy, Okoroeze was accused of allegedly aiding the escape of a suspected ritual killer, Ifeanyi Dike from the State Criminal Investigative and Intelligent Department, Port Harcourt. Th e prime suspect, Read More

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‎JUST IN: How IGP diverted funds in 2016 budget‎, collected N120bn from oil firms, banks – Senator

  * Accuses Idris of taking N15m bribe for posting of CPs, Mobile Commanders A retired Deputy Superintendent  of Police (DSP) and serving Senator representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District, Senator Hamman Misau, has disclosed that the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris, diverted billions of naira in the 2016 budget meant for the procurement of armoured vehicles for the Read More

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Immigration boss, Babandede running illegal detention camp, officer petitions Presidency 

August 25, 2017 Bode Olagoke,  Abuja  0

… says CG,s role in herdsmen/farmers clashes be investigated A senior officer in the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Barr. Daniel Makolo has petitioned the presidency over what he described as complicity by the Mohammed Babandede-led  management of the service, accusing him of operating illegal detention camp. The accuser, who petitioned President Muhamadu Buhari, also asked the presidency to investigate the Read More

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8 Nigerians nabbed in Malaysian drug raids

August 25, 2017 Blueprint 1

A Nigerian student has been arrested by Malaysian security operatives after illicit drugs were discovered in his home during a raid. The police also picked up seven other Nigerian men and one Ugandan woman, aged between 25 and 42, for drug related offences in Petaling Jaya and Sungai Besi areas of the nation. The Malaysian Special Tactical Intelligence Narcotics Group, Read More

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…Nab man, 26, over attempted ritual in Enugu

August 25, 2017 Blueprint 0

Police in Anambra have arrested a 26-year-old man, Chukwuemeka Okafor, for allegedly attempting to use his father, two siblings and five friends for money ritual. The suspect, who hailed from Ifite-Awka in Awka South local government area of Anambra state, was arrested following information made available to the police by a vigilant resident of the community. Commissioner of Police in Read More

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Man nabbed for ‘defiling’ 3 minors in Ogun

August 25, 2017 By Peter Moses Abeokuta 0

Ogun state Police Command yesterday arrested a 43-year-old man, Ini Udoh, for allegedly having unlawful carnal knowledge of three minors.   The Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this in a statement yesterday in Abeokuta, saying out of the three of them, two were nine-years-old, while the other was 12.   He said: “It was gathered that the suspect who lives in the same compound Read More

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Police Games: IGP promotes medal-winning officers

August 25, 2017 By Our Correspondent 0

Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Alhaji Ibrahim Kpotun-Idris, has rewarded five athletes that won gold medals at the just concluded World Police and Fire Games in Los Angeles, USA, with automatic promotion. Idris, who made the announcement at a reception for the Athletes on Wednesday in Abuja, said Silver and Bronze medalists would be rewarded with IG’s commendation and appreciation, respectively. Read More

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‘Bribe for promotion:’ Police drag Misau to Senate ethics c’ttee

August 25, 2017 By Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja 0

Nigeria Police Force has dra‎gged the Chairman of Senate Committee on Na‎vy, Senator Isah Hamman Misau, before Senate Committee on Ethics and Privileges over his claims that police officers pay bribe for special promotion. Senator Misau made the allegation in an interview published in an Abuja based newspaper (‎not Blueprint) on August 10, 2017. Addressing journalists, yesterday at the Force Read More

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4 cops face dismissal over extortion

August 24, 2017 By Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja 0

Four Policemen attached to Ogbudu Division of the Lagos state Police Command may be dismissed from the Force over alleged extortion of N15,000 from a civilian. A statement by the Head, Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU), ACP Abayomi Shogunle, said the aff ected offi cers, two Inspectors and two Sergeants, had been restrained and kept out of contact with Read More

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Delta communities’ war claims 5

August 23, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

Delta state Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, yesterday lamented renewed hostilities between Igbide and OkpoloEnwhe communities in Isoko South local government area of the state as over fi ve people lost their lives. Th e governor, who was piqued by the recent spate of violence, killings and wanton destruction of property worth millions of Naira, warned that government “will deal decisively Read More

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Prisons staff drag CG to EFCC, Presidency over alleged corruption, salary deductions

August 23, 2017 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

Officers and men of the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) have accused their Controller General, Ahmed Ja’faru of illegal deduction of their salaries, hijacking monies in the service co-operative society meant for staff welfare among other allegations. But the NPS authority has, however, denied all the allegations, saying the concerned staff “are ignorant of the issues,” adding that “no Prisons staff Read More

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Arabic teacher docked for ‘raping’ 3 under-age sisters

August 23, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

A 23-year-old teacher, Ibrahim Idris, on Tuesday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly raping three teenagers of the same parents. The accused, who teaches Arabic, resides at No. 2, Kelani St., Adealu Bus Stop in Dopemu, near Lagos. He is facing a charge of defilement for the offence. The prosecutor, Clifford Ogu, told court that the offence Read More

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Child ‘rapist’ gets N.2m bail

August 23, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court yesterday granted a temporary reprieve to a suspected child rapist, 42-yearold Obinna Okeje by granting him a N200, 000 bail. Okeje, a resident of Oyetola Street, Anifowoshe, Ikeja, is charged with raping a neighbour’s 12-year-old daughter at their tenement building. He pleaded innocent of the off ence. Th e Chief Magistrate, B. O. Osunsanmi, who Read More

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Man jailed for stealing motorcycle

August 22, 2017 By Peter Moses Abeokuta 0

A 45-year-old man, Anthony Ogbodu, has been sentenced to one year in prison by an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun state for stealing a Bajaj motorcycle valued at N150,000. Th e Senior Magistrate, Mr S. O. Banwo, who gave the ruling, however, did not give the convict who pleaded guilty to a one-count charge of stealing, an option of fine. Read More

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Police nab 11 over cultism in Kwara

August 22, 2017 By Umar Abdulwahab Illorin 0

Operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (CIID) attached to the Kwara State PoliceCommand have arrested 11 people over their alleged involvement in cult-related killings and clashes in the state. Blueprint gathered that the suspects, said to be members of the Eiye and Aiye confraternities, were arrested at their hide out in Kulende area of Ilorin following a marching Read More

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Undergraduate in police net for murder

August 22, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

A 200-level student of the University of Port Harcourt, Ifeanyi Dike, has been arrested for allegedly abducting and killing an eight-year-old girl, Victory Chikamso, for ritual purposes. Dike was arrested by operatives of the Rivers State Police Command attached to Okporo Police Station for defi ling, killing and removing some vital parts of the victim after kidnapping her on Friday. Read More

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NFVCB raids Alaba market, impounds N50m pirated films

August 22, 2017 By John Oba Abuja 0

National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) said it has arrested three persons and confi scated fi lm and video works not classifi ed and not approved for distribution in Nigeria worth over N50 million from the Alaba International Market, Lagos. Executive Director, Alhaji Adedayo Th amos, stated this yesterday at a press conference in Abuja. Adedayo said it took Read More

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Policeman crushed by Hisbah driver abandoned in hospital

August 21, 2017 By Usman Ibn Lapai Kaduna 0

A 45-year-old policeman attached to Dawakin Kudu Divisional Police station in Kano, was last weekend, crushed by a Hisbah driver. Blueprint learnt that the incident occurred at about 11pm on Saturday, when the policeman, Sgt. Adamu Garba, was knocked down at his duty post along Zaria Road by one Zakariyya Usman, the Hisbah driver. According to an eyewitness, Usman, who Read More

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Jigawa LG uncovers 57 illicit drug outlets

August 21, 2017 B Muhammad Aliyu Dutse 0

Ringim local government area of Jigawa state said it has uncovered 57 illicit drugs outlets across the area. Chairman of the local government council, Alhaji Abdurashid Illa Ringim, disclosed this in an address he delivered at a lecture organised by Ringim Committee against immoral behaviour and fi ght against illicit drugs in the area. He expressed concern over the daily Read More

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Senior immigration officer arrested over job scam

August 17, 2017 Bode Olagoke Abuja 1

  The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has arrested one of the senior officers of the service; an Assistant Comptroller of Immigration, suspected to be behind cases of recruitment scam going on in the Service.   National Public Relations Officer of the Corps, Sunday James, confirmed this in a statement signed in Abuja Thursday, adding that his agency had commenced investigations Read More

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Gunmen storm EFCC, leave death threat for detective

August 17, 2017 By Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja 0

Gunmen yesterday attacked office of the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja, leaving a death note for one of the anti-graft agency’s detectives. A press statement by the Commission’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwajaren, said the gunmen could not make their way into the complex because security guards on duty repelled them. The statement read in part: Read More

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Village head, 3 others nabbed for ‘killing’ police inspector

August 17, 2017 Blueprint 0

The police in Lagos have arrested a village head and three others at Oshoko in Ibeju-Lekki area of the state over the alleged murder of a police inspector. The state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, told journalists yesterday in Lagos that the homicide occurred in 2016. “On Nov. 25, 2016, one Insp. Musa Sunday, attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad Read More

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