2 in court for ‘raping’ girl, 20

April 10, 2018 Tope Musowo. Lagos 0

Two men, Peter Ugbe, 32; and Hamed Alao, 25, have appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly gang raping a 20-year-old girl. Ugbe and Alao, who reside in Iju-Ishags Area of Lagos, had pleaded not guilty to a three-count charge of rape, conspiracy and assault. The Prosecutor, Inspector Victor Eruada told the court that the accused persons and one Read More

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Police recover 425 illegal arms, extend deadline to April

April 10, 2018 Chizoba Ogbeche. Abuja 0

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF), yesterday, said the Joint Enforcement Task Force constituted by Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris, has recovered 425 illegal and prohibited fi rearms from the public. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), ACP Jimoh Moshood, who made the disclosure in a press statement, yesterday in Abuja, said the deadline for the return of the arms Read More

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How Police degraded militants, Badoo groups in Lagos

April 10, 2018 Tope Musowo. Lagos 0

The inaugural edition of security summit in the state focused on security challenges in the state, government support to security agencies as well as achievements of the command. TOPE MUSOWO reports The Commissioner of Police in charge of Lagos state, CP Edgal Imohimi, yesterday, said the activities of the dreaded Badoo cult group, which was prevalent in Ikorodu axis of Read More

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Wife pours hubby with peppered hot water

April 4, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A house wife, Janet Mohammed, of Mandela area of Minna in Niger state on Monday poured hot water mixed with pepper on her husband, Alaska Mohammed, after a brawl. Mohammed told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday on his hospital bed at Minna General Hospital that the quarrel was over their 11-month-old son’s health. He said that trouble started Read More

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Man docked for ‘raping’ 12-year-old boy

April 4, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos yesterday ordered the remand of a 42-year-old driver, Seyi Olowokere, in Kirikiri Prisons, for alleged sexual assault on a 12-year-old boy. The Magistrate, Mrs. B. O. Osunsanmi, ordered that the defendant be remanded in prison, pending the advice from the state Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). Mrs. Osunsanmi, who refused to take the plea Read More

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NOSDRA seeks communities’ cooperation against pipeline vandalism

April 3, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The federal government has solicited the cooperation of local communities to enhance the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) plan on dangers caused by pipeline vandalism in the country. The Director – General, National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), Mr Peter Idabor, made the appeal during a sentisation campaign on dangers of pipeline vandalism in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital. Read More

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Customs intercepts N1.2bn Illegal wildlife tusks

April 3, 2018 Helen Oji 0

Minister of Environment, Ibrahim Jibril has said that the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) intercepted illegal wildlife pangolin and tusks worth about N1.2 billion between Feb.15 and March 22 this year. Jibril spoke at a one-day workshop on combating illegal wildlife trade and sensitization on convention on international trade in endangered species of wild fauna and flora. The workshop was organised Read More

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Nab 2 drivers over ‘rape’ in Yenagoa

April 3, 2018 Joy Emmanuel. Yenagoa 0

The Police in Bayelsa state, have arrested two taxi drivers, Nathan Ogbara, 33, and Justin Amos, 32, on Sunday for allegedly raping a female dancer. A Police source, who confirmed the arrest, said that the victim had contacted a taxi driver, Ogbara, to take her home after her performance at a hotel in Yenegoa on Easter Day. According to the Read More

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Police gun down 5 ‘kidnappers’ in Taraba

April 3, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Police in Taraba state have said that five suspected kidnappers were killed by its officers and men in Garba-Chede, Gassol Local Government Area of the state. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, ASP David Misal, made this known at a press conference on Saturday in Jalingo. Misal said that the suspects were shot dead by the police Read More

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Man docked for ‘theft, forgery’

April 3, 2018 Tope Musowo. Lagos 0

  Maritime Police Command, Force Headquarters Annex, Lagos, have dragged two suspected fraudsters, Frederick Akinttomide, 49; and Ifedayo Akinwande, 36; before a Lagos Magistrate Court for allegedly clearing 12 cars valued at N69,548,362 at the Tin Can Island Ports, Apapa, Lagos, with forged documents. The duo, allegedly cleared the vehicles with documents bearing a Custom Licensed Agency, JSA Logistics Procurement Read More

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Man bags 18 months in prison for ‘burglary’

April 3, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

An Osogbo Magistrates’ Court in Osun on Wednesday sentenced a 22-year-old man, Sipinau Umaru, to 18 months imprisonment for burglary. Umaru had pleaded guilty to a two-count charge of burglary and malicious damages and begged for leniency. The Magistrate, Mr Olusegun Ayilara, however, gave the convict an option of N10,000 fine. The Prosecutor, Insp. Fagboyinbo Abiodun had told the court Read More

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How to prevent Chibok, Dapchi recurrence – Police

The Police, yesterday, proffered some measures to prevent further recurrence of the abduction of school girls in both Borno and Yobe states. The force specifically advised the state governments to merge some schools in remote locations to enhance the security of the students. The Borno state Commissioner of Police, Damian Chukwu, gave the advice at a monthly police offi cers’ Read More

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Adamawa opens sexual assault centre as rape cases rise

March 28, 2018 Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz .Yola 0

  Chief Medical Director of the Yola Specialist Hospital, Bala Saidu, has said that crimes against women are on the rise in Adamawa and other North-east states. He stated this while speaking during the commissioning of a Sexual Assault Referral Centre, (Adamawa Hope Centre) in Yola on Tuesday, adding that the “major crimes against women include rape, kidnapping, torture, molestation, Read More

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Cultists, other criminals to bag 20 years in Bayelsa

March 27, 2018 Joy Emmanuel. Yenagoa 0

  Bayelsa state governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, has signed the Secret Cult, Societies and Similar Activities Prohibition Amendment Law 2018, making it mandatory for offenders to be jailed upon conviction for not less than 20 years without an option of fine. Dickson expressed worry about the rise in cult and other related activities in the state, especially in Yenagoa and Read More

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Man jailed for vandalising EEDC transformer

March 26, 2018 Okey Chris. Awka 0

A federal court sitting in Owerri, Imo state has sentenced a 25 year old man, Chidiebere Duru to three years imprisonment for vandalising a 200KVA transformer belonging to Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC). Duru, an indigene of Umuafai village, Dikenafai, Ideato South local government area of the state was sentenced on Friday, March 23 by Hon. Justice Allagoa of the Read More

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Tenant kills, buries landlord in Niger

March 22, 2018 Aideloje Ojo. Minna 0

  A 34-year-old man, Maaruf Sarki, has been arrested by the police in Niger state for killing and burying his landlord, Tasiu Shittu, in shallow grave in Kontagora area of the state. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the state police command, ASP Mohammed Abubakar, disclosed this yesterday, adding that Sarki also stole N1.7 million from the deceased, including Read More

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Tricycle operator pours acid on undergraduate

March 21, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Fatima Usman, a 26-year-old final year student of the Department of Nursing at the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), is battling for her life after acid was poured on her by two unknown tricycle operators in Borno state. Ibrahim Yusuf, her relative who confirmed the incident to PRNigeria, said Ms. Usman was kidnapped on Friday, when she entered a tricycle in Read More

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Cult war: Police in manhunt for two UNICAL students

March 21, 2018 Kingston Obung Calabar 0

Cross River state police command and University of Calabar authorities are in manhunt for two final year students of the institution after assorted cult materials and dangerous weapons were reportedly recovered in their hostel. A press statement from the office of the public relation officer of the university, made available to our reporter yesterday gave the name of the students Read More

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NCC seizes N36.1m broadcast items, apprehends 2 suspects

March 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) said it has seized broadcast contrivance worth N36.1 million in Delta. NCC Director of Enforcement, Augustine Amodu, made the disclosure in Warri while speaking with journalists. Amodu said that two suspects were also apprehended by the enforcement team and were currently detained at the facilities of the National Drug Law and Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Read More

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SSS arrests ‘notorious gunrunner’ Jonah Abbey, others

March 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

The State Security Service (SSS) said yesterday that some notorious arms dealers operating in states across central Nigeria have been arrested. A nationwide sweep that lasted 10 days until March 18 ended with the arrest of the alleged gunrunners who were on the wanted list of the secret police for several years after their supplies were linked to violent activities Read More

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Kwara police arrest man for illegal voter registration

March 17, 2018 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

  Kwara state police command has arrested one person for allegedly conducting illegal registration of voters in Offa local government area of the state. A statement by the administrative secretary of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state, Mr. Paul Atser, said that the suspect carried out the criminal act using scanned INEC Permanent Voters Card, through computer Read More

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Private Investigator accuses Andy Uba of planning to kill him, seeks state protection

March 13, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

A private investigator, Victor Uwajeh, has called the attention of President Muhammadu Buhari and the international community to several attempts to assassinate him allegedly masterminded by Sen. Andy Uba. Uwajeh said the alleged threats to his life were coming over the case he instituted in court against the Senator claiming his professional fees. In a statement Uwajeh signed on Tuesday Read More

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Police arrest 2 ‘rapists’, others in C/River

March 13, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Cross River State Police Command has arrested one Inyang Akwanyene and Ibah Edet for allegedly raping and videotaping a 23-year-old lady at a guest house in Calabar. Parading the suspects alongside 45 other suspects before journalists in Calabar, the Commissioner of Police, CP Hafiz Inuwa, said that the suspects committed the crime on February 23, 2018, in Calabar. According to Read More

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How I enticed minor with N10 biscuit – Rape suspect

March 13, 2018 Ayoola Bayo . Ibadan 0

  A 52-year old man, Gabriel Olaniyan, yesterday confessed before a Chief Magistrate Court in Oyo state, that he used N10 biscuit to entice and rape a 9-year-old girl. Olaniyan, who was arraigned on a one-count charge bordering on having carnal knowledge of a minor, before Chief Magistrate N.A.J Ogunbona, sitting at Iyaganku, claimed his action was a mistake. The Read More

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55 nabbed for ‘murder, kidnapping,’ others in Osun

March 13, 2018 Lateef Dada. Osogbo 0

  The Police in Osun, yesterday, said its officers had arrested 55 suspects for various offences including murder, kidnapping, defilement of minor, armed robbery, cultism and rape. A press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, DSP Folashade Odoro, gave the breakdown of the suspects as follows: cultism, 27; armed robbery, 16; kidnapping, five; ritual killing, Read More

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