Osun court remands 3 for alleged robbery, illegal possession of arms

February 12, 2018 Lateef Dada, Osogbo 0

An Osun state Magistrate court, sitting in Osogbo, the state capital, on Monday, remanded three persons in Ilesa prison custody for alleged armed robbery. The accused persons, Bayo Ajisafe (27), Wale Makinde (29), and Olatoke Taiwo (32), are facing a seven-count charge bothering on conspiracy, theft, unlawful possession of fire arms, armed robbery and attempted killing. The Prosecutor, Mr. Joshua Read More

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Kidnappers targeting Igbo – Calabar residents

February 12, 2018 Kingston Obung 0

Calabar Residents of Calabar, the Cross River state capital, have expressed concern that most victims of kidnap cases in Cross River had been of Igbo extraction, particularly with the recent kidnap of five of them within the last few weeks. In his reactions, the president of Igbo community in Calabar, Chief Albert Enya, described as “very worrisome” incessant abduction of Read More

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NSCDC arrests 3 job racketeers

February 9, 2018 By Baba Yusuf 0

An Army deserter, Jatau Lazarus, 33, and two others who specialise in job racketeering have been arrested by operatives the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command. The gang paraded by the Commandant FCT Command, Patrick Upkan, was said to have been collecting money from people in the name of giving them jobs in the Read More

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Senate summons IGP over community policing

February 7, 2018 By Taiye Odewale Abuja 0

The Senate yesterday mandated its Committee on Police Affairs to invite the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to suggest ways and means of actualising community policing in the country. The resolution followed a motion, tagged: “The need to Post Junior Cadre of the Nigeria Police Force to their States and Local Governments to Enhance Community Policing in Nigeria” sponsored Read More

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FG’ll no longer tolerate killings, Buhari warns Nigerians

February 7, 2018 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday called on Nigerians to desist from attacking each as a result of differences or issues concerning herdsmen and farmers, saying the federal government would not tolerate such barbaric acts. Speaking during commissioning of a Comprehensive Special School in Lafia, Nasarawa state, the president said government was working hard to ensure peace and stability in the country, Read More

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‘Katsina records 210 rape cases in 2017’

January 10, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Hamidu Sabo Katsina Katsina state Police Command has said it recorded 210 cases of rape and unnatural acts in the state in 2017. The command’s spokesman, Isa Gambo who made the disclosure in an interview yesterday said 275 persons allegedly involved in the various rape cases were arrested during the period, adding that 207 of the cases were in Read More

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Badoo hypnotises, smashes victims’ head before taking blood – Police

January 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Sadiq Abubakar   Maiduguri The Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Edgal Imohimi, yesterday disclosed how three arrested Badoo suspects hypnotised and smashed their victims’ heads while asleep. Imohimi said this while presenting the suspects to journalists in Lagos. He gave their names as Chibuzo Igwe, Samuel Akaeze a.k.a Samito, Gift Akaeze, Omotayo Abamoyegun and Fatai Adebayo, a herbalist, who Read More

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Suspected herders kill woman, destroy farmlands in Akure

January 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Temitope Adedeji   Akure Akure, the Ondo state capital was yesterday thrown into apprehension and tears following the gruesome killing of a woman in her farm while over 200 hectares of farm lands and crops were destroyed by suspected herdsmen invasion in Arodoye community in Akure South local government area of the state. The affected farmers, who lamented the Read More

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Robbers raid Suleja town in Niger

December 29, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Aideloje Ojo Minna Dare-devil robbers armed with sophisticated weapons in the early hours of yesterday raided Thaza community in Suleja town of Niger state. The robbers, said to be about 30 in number, stormed the community in three buses about 6.30 am and blocked all the entry and exit to the community. It was learnt that the criminals operated Read More

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Osun Court jails two for murder, each bags 21years

December 19, 2017 Lateef Dada, Osogbo 0

An Osun State High Court, sitting in Ilesa, on Tuesday, sentenced two persons, Olabisi Olajuwon and Kayode Opeolu, to 21 years imprisonment over murder. The convicts, Olajuwon (42) and Opeolu (55), were arraigned before the court on three count charges of conspiracy, attempted murder and murder, which according to the charge sheet was contrary to sections 324, 320 and 319 Read More

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Osbornegate: Those found culpable will be sanctioned – Buhari

December 19, 2017 Abdullahi M. Gulloma, Abuja 0

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Tuesday in Abuja that all those found culpable in the Osborne Towers scandal would be made to account and appropriately sanctioned. Receiving a report of the panel established to review the operational, technical and administrative structure of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), the President described the discovery of monies in the flat at Osborne Towers, Read More

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TSA: Buhari must account for ‘hidden’ N50Bn- ADP 

December 15, 2017 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has demanded for proper accountability from President Muhammadu Buhari, on the alleged sum of N50b said to have been discovered in secret accounts contrary to the idea behind the Treasury Singke Account (TSA). A statement signed on Friday in Lagos by the ADP National Publicity Secretary, Prince Adelaja Adeoye, said it took the intervention of Read More

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Police nab man for ‘raping’ girl, 4,

December 12, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Tope Musowo Lagos   A 42-year old man, Sani Shuaibu, has been arrested by the Police in Lagos for allegedly raping a four-year old girl. Blueprint gathered that the incident occurred on Saturday in Shasha Oguntade, Alimosho Local Government Area of the state, when Shuaibu invited the girl to his room and had carnal knowledge of her. The incident Read More

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Gunmen kill Rector in Bayelsa

December 12, 2017 Emmanuel Joy, Yenagoa 0

The Rector of institute of entrepreneurship studies Bayelsa Hon. Ayekeme Masa,  has been shot dead by unknown gunmen in Yenagoa,the  state capital. The shooting and death of the Rector who was also a former Bayelsa State Commissioner for trade and investment  is coming few days after a reporter with African Independent Television (AIT) attached to the State Government House was Read More

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Ondo SARS operative kills friend’s husband over sex

December 12, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Temitope Adedeji Akure A police inspector serving with the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) of Ondo state police command, Mr. Ojelabi Oladele, has allegedly killed his friend and husband of another police officer, Seun Ayoade, over sex. According to the woman police, Okoro Gbemisola, whose husband was killed as a result of her refusal to yield to the request Read More

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How I helped Iran dodge international saction, gold trader admits

December 11, 2017 Online Editor 0

An Iranian-Turkish gold trader admitted in a US court that he made “maybe $150 million” by helping Iran dodge international sanctions. It’s a colossal take for a minor Turkish tabloid celebrity who, for years, escaped prosecution in his own country and now faces years in US prison. Reza Zarrab, once the lead defendant in a widespread money laundering investigation, has Read More

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‘5 Zamfara cattle rustlers in police net’

December 11, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Sanusi Muhammad Gusau Zamfara state police command has arrested five suspected cattle rustlers as part of the command’s readiness to combat cattle rustling and other armed banditry in the state. The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Kenneth Ibrimson, disclosed this yesterday while parading the suspects before newsmen in Gusau, the state capital. According to him, a total of 151 cattle Read More

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Kidnappers kill 3, abduct 10 in Niger

December 11, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Aideloje Ojo Minna Kidnappers operating on the Kaduna – Sarki Pawa road in Munya local government of Niger state reportedly killed three persons and kidnapped 10 others at the weekend. It was gathered that the villages of Fwapai, Tsoho Kabulo, Shehudna, Bakin Nyanyi, Mudungo, Rigogo, Bakin Dako and Sabo Gida, all in Kabila ward of Munya local government, had Read More

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Mother of 4 escapes kidnappers’ den

December 2, 2017 Kingston Obung 0

  A widow, Enobong Effiom Joseph, who was abducted with her four little children on November 19, in Calabar, has escaped the kidnappers den in Aba, Abia state, She, however, was unable to escape with her four children: Elijah, Promise, 3; Samuel, 2; and an 8-month5 -old Moses. Blueprint Weekend learnt that Enobong and her children were allegedly abducted by Read More

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Three killed as gunmen attack banks in Niger State

November 30, 2017 Online Editor 0

At least 3 persons have been reported killed, Wednesday, when two banks in Lapai local government area of Niger state were attacked by heavily armed men. According to Abdullahi Abubakar, a student of IBB University who resides in the town, the gunmen stormed First Bank located on the Lapai-Minna and UBA on Lapai-Agaie simultaneously in a well coordinated commando style. Read More

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Bayelsa NANS chair, 7 others arrested for killing, cultism

November 28, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Joy Emmanuel Yenagoa The Bayelsa Police Command has arrested the state chapter chairman of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and seven other university students in connection with alleged killing of a student, cultism and armed robbery. The NANS leader, Mr Perewari Benjamin, a 400-level student of the Niger Delta University, Amassoma, was yesterday paraded at the state command’s Read More

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Court remands alleged killer of UNIOSUN student in prison

November 28, 2017 Lateef Dada, Osogbo 0

Justice Kudirat Akano on Tuesday remanded the leader of an Islamic sect, Jafariyah, Kareem Yusuf, and four others for alleged involvement in the killing of a 400 level student of Osun state University, Timileyin Olufemi Sonibare, for money rituals. Others remanded alongside Kareem are, Abdurafiu Sakariyah, who was said to be roasting the head of the deceased when caught, Ayuba Ibrahim, Ishaq Yusuf and Abdulkareem Read More

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Man declared wanted for ‘raping’ wife’s salesgirl

November 28, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Rotimi Ojomoyela Ado-Ekiti A rape suspect, Tope Adeniyi, has been declared wanted by Ekiti state police command for the allegedly raping his wife’s salesgirl in Ijero-Ekiti. The victim, 17-year-old (name withheld), according to reports, had spent few years as an apprentice under the wife of the suspect, but decided to stay and continue to assist her in the shop Read More

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Father docked for ‘raping’ daughter

November 28, 2017 Tope Musowo 0

By Tope Musowo Lagos A 35-year old man, Emmanuel Idoko, has been brought before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly defiling his 12-year- old daughter. The Prosecutor, Sergeant Lucky Ihehie, said Idoko slept with his daughter in his home at 35, Akinwonsola St., Oworonshoki, Kosofe Area of Lagos. The accused is facing a three-count charge bordering on defilement Read More

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Jailbreak, smuggling: Prisons dismiss eight officers

November 27, 2017 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

The Controller-General of the Nigerian Prison Service (NPS), Jaáfaru Ahmed has approved the recommendation of the zonal disciplinary committee for the dismissal of 8 (eight) junior officers for various offences against discipline. A statement signed Monday in Abuja by the service’s spokesman, Francis Enebore, said the affected officers were found guilty of trafficking (smuggling) prohibited items such as mobile phones, Read More

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