Codeine ban: NDLEA arrests 17 in Kwara

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested 17 suspects in different parts of Kwara state allegedly trying to smuggle codeine to other destinations for sale. The federal government had banned the production and distribution of codeine in Nigeria following a BBC documentary on widespread addiction to the product in the country. Addressing journalists yesterday in Ilorin, the state Commander Read More

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Son hacks 83-yr-old dad to death in Enugu

May 9, 2018 Chuks Nweze. Enugu 0

Tragedy struck at Ojinato, Oji River local government area of Enugu state as a middle aged man, “the boy,” hacked his 83-year-old father to death. The assailant has been arrested by the police. The 83-year-old man, Nathaniel Chukwuemerie, who hailed from Ogidi in Anambra state, met his death on May 4, 2018, when his son smashed his head with a Read More

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Suspected cultists kill cigarette seller in Ilorin

state police command said yesterday that it was investigating the mystery behind the killing of a cigarette marketer in the state capital by suspected cultists. The cigarette marketer, whose identity could not be ascertained immediately, was on Monday shot dead by suspected cultists in Gaa Akanbi area of Ilorin, Kwara state. A source which craved anonymity said the victim was Read More

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Police dock 2 sisters for ‘assaulting’ cops

May 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The police yesterday arraigned two sisters, Favour Ajula and Oluchi Ajula, at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly assaulting a police inspector by tearing his uniform and dragging his gun. Favour, a 24-year-old hairdresser; and 18-year-old Oluchi, a nurse, appeared before Magistrate F. F. George on a two-count charge of conspiracy and assault. The duo, who reside at IjuIshaga in Read More

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EFCC nabs man for impersonating Magu

May 3, 2018 Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja 0

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday said it had arrested graduate of Political Science and a real estate agent, Felix Idowu, for allegedly impersonating EFCC Acting Chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu. A statement by the Commission’s spokesperson, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, in Abuja, said Idowu was found with documents which had the forged signature of the EFCC boss. He said: “Prior Read More

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2 teenagers nabbed for ‘raping’ 14-year-old girl

May 2, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Detectives from the Ogun state Police Command have arrested two men, Abiodun Ishola (19) and Kehinde Oloyede (18), for allegedly gang-raping a 14-year-old girl in Obantoko area of Odeda local government area of the state. The Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this to journalists yesterday. He said the suspects were arrested April 28, 2018 following a complaint from Read More

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Illegal miner nabbed in Ondo

May 2, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps [NSCDC], Ondo state Command, has nabbed an illegal miner in the state Parading the suspect and other criminal elements indulging in cannabis business at the headquarters of the command recently, Commandant of the Corps in the state, Mr. Pedro Ideba, said the illegal miner, Nwankwo was arrested in Laoso village in Ondo Read More

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FCMB assures shareholders of enhanced performance

April 30, 2018 Amaka Ifeakandu. Lagos 0

FCMB Group Plc has assured investors that it will continue to provide superior performance that would add significant value in a sustainable manner in spite of the challenging macroeconomic and regulatory environments. The company also said that its subsidiaries are well positioned to deliver more cuttingedge solutions that would provide the best customer experience in their respective target markets. The Read More

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Driver in court for sexually assaulting minor

April 24, 2018 Tope Musowo. Lagos 0

A 35-year-old driver, Isaac Obasi, was yesterday arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl. The Magistrate, Mrs B.O. Osunsanmi, who did not take plea of the accused, however, ordered that he should be remanded at Kirikiri Prisons pending advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). Prosecutor, ASP Ezekiel Ayorinde, told the court that Read More

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Police smash 6-man robbery gang in Oyo

April 24, 2018 Agboola Bayo. Ibadan 0

A Joint Patrol Team, Operation Burst (OB) of the Oyo state Police Command has smashed a six-man armed robbery gang, who were said to have been terrorising residents of Adegbayi Area of the state. Special Adviser to the Oyo state Governor on Security, Mr Segun Abolarinwa, disclosed this to journalists in Ibadan, noting that the team responded to a distress Read More

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Police nab 3 over Magu’s farm attack

April 24, 2018 Chizoba Ogbeche. Abuja 0

The Nigeria Police Force said its officers have arrested three suspects in connection with the killing of a Policeman at the farm house belonging to the acting Chairman, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, in Karshi, Abuja. A press statement by the Deputy Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), SP Aremu Adeniran, yesterday in Abuja, the suspects include a dismissed Nigerian Air Force personnel. Read More

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FSARS nabs 3 ‘robbers’, recovers 3 cars

April 24, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS), Lagos, have arrested three suspected robbers, who allegedly have been terrorising and robbing residents of Olomi New Site Area of Ibadan, Oyo state, of their cars, cash and handsets for long. The squad also recovered three vehicles suspected to have been stolen from the suspects in Lagos. Our correspondent reports that the Read More

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Shoemaker in court for stealing shoes

April 24, 2018 Tope Sunday. Abuja 0

A shoemaker, Adekole Farajimi, accused of stealing seven pairs of shoes, worth N35,000, has been arraigned before a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos state. The accused, who is facing a one-count charge of stealing, reportedly sold some of the shoes a customer brought to him for repairs and converted the rest to personal use. Police Prosecutor, Sergeant Akpan Ikem, Read More

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Court remands bricklayer for defiling girl, 8

April 24, 2018 Tope Musowo. Lagos 0

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, yesterday, ordered the remand of a Bricklayer, Bernard Celestine, 53, at the Kirikiri Prisons in Lagos, for allegedly defiling an eight-year-old girl. The Magistrate, Mrs B.O. Osunsanmi, did not take the plea of the accused but ordered that he should be remanded in custody pending advice from the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). Police Read More

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Police arrest 10 over attack on artist’s office

April 24, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Police in Bauchi state have arrested 10 people following violent attack on an artist’s office which was reported at GRA Police Station on April 18, 2018. A statement by the command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Kamal Datti Abubakar, said that on the April 18, at about 10:30pm, some thugs armed with machetes and other dangerous weapons attacked Read More

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Zamfara NSCDC arrests 52-year-old for ‘raping’ 3-year-girl

April 24, 2018 Sanusi Muhammad. Gusaua 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NYSC), Zamfara state command, has arrested 52-yearold man, Aliyu Adamu, a resident of Gusau, the state capital, for allegedly defiling 3-year-old girl, Hauwa Anas Gusau. Parading the suspect, the state NSCDC commandant, Mr. David Aabi, described the incident as devastating, saying after thoroughly investigating the matter, the suspect would be charged to court. Read More

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Gombe records 2 rape cases daily – Dankwambo

April 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

Gombe state Governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo, has decried the rising cases of rape in the state, and called for concerted efforts to tackle the menace. “Cases of rape are on the rise in Gombe; in the last three weeks, an average of two cases is recorded every day,” he said on Tuesday in Gombe, when he received the state’s chapter of Read More

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Police nabs 16 rustlers ,kidnappers. others in Minna

April 17, 2018 Aideloje Ojo. Minna 0

  The Niger State Police Command has said it officers and men arrested 16 suspected cattle rustlers, kidnappers and armed robbers that have been terrorising residents of the state. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the state, ASP Muhammadu Abubakar, made this known in a press statement, yesterday, in Minna. He said three AK 47 rifles; eight rounds of ammunition; Read More

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Police nabs 4 kidnappers in Kebbi

April 17, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Kebbi Police Command has apprehended four suspected kidnappers in Koko-Basse Local Government Area of the state, just as N800,000 reportedly received as ransom from one of their victims The suspects were said to have kidnapped a leader of the Fulani community in Koko-Basse, Alhaji Aliyu Dikko, and collected N300,000 out of N3 million ransom demanded from his family before Read More

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Court remands man for violence against own chi

April 17, 2018 Chizoba Ogbeche. Abuja 0

children  A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), sitting in Apo, Abuja, has ordered a 40 year-old-man, Alex Okafor, to be remanded in prison custody for alleged act of violence and inflicting injuries on his three children. Okafor, a staff of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), was arraigned by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Read More

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Autopsy indicted Danish man Over Wife’s death

April 17, 2018 Tope Musowo. Lagos 0

Autopsy report may have indicted Danish national, Peter Nielsen, who is standing trial for the alleged murder of his wife, Zainab Ali Nielsen, popularly known as Alizee and her daughter. As the autopsy report has revealed that the late artiste was hit on the head. Forensic investigations also revealed that blood stains were wiped out n the surface of the Read More

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Police arrest 4 kidnap suspects in Kebbi

April 16, 2018 Blueprint 0

Kebbi Police Command has apprehended four suspected kidnappers in Koko-Basse local government area of Kebbi and retrieved N800,000 ransom allegedly collected from their victims. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mustapha Suleiman, told newsmen in Birnin Kebbi yesterday that the kidnappers were apprehended by police patrol team along KokoBasse- Fakai road after the gang completed their operations. “The Read More

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Offa robbery: Police nab 12, recover victims’ phones, others

April 13, 2018 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Police, yesterday said its officers and men have arrested 12 additional suspects in connection with the Offa bank robbery and multiple killing at a police station in Offa, Kwara state, on April 5, 2018. Giving an update to journalists on the investigation at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), ACP Jimoh Moshood, said the suspects Read More

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2 in court for ‘beating’ colleague to death

April 10, 2018 Tope Musowo. Lagos 0

The Police in Lagos state have dragged two men: Suleiman Kabiru, 30; and Shuaibu Gambo, 20; before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly beating one of their colleague to death. The accused are facing charges bordering on conspiracy and murder. Police Prosecutor, Inspector Julius Babatope, told the court that the accused committed the off ences on February 27, Read More

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