Bauchi to repatriate non-native prostitutes, marry off indigenes

April 13, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state shariah commission has disclosed intention to repatriate non-native prostitutes operating in the state and marry off the indigenous ones as part of efforts to tackle immoral acts in the state. The permanent commissioner of the commission in charge of ‘hisbah’ (Islamic police) Aminu Balarabe Isah disclosed this Monday during a Pre-ramadan sensitization organized by his office for prostitutes Read More

Obituary: How popular American rapper, DMX, died

April 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

DMX, the raspy-voiced hip-hop artist who produced the songs “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” and “Party Up (Up in Here)” and who rapped with a trademark delivery that was often paired with growls, barks and “What!” as an ad-lib, has died, according to a statement from his family. He was 50. The Grammy-nominated performer died after suffering “catastrophic cardiac arrest,” according to Read More

Car washer arrested with stolen customer’s car in Ogun

April 7, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Kazeem Olarenwaju, a car washer who was reported to have absconded with a customer’s car, a Toyota Venza with registration number APP 775 GB has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command. The suspects, according to a press statement issued by the police spokeman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi was arrested when the DPO Idiroko division, CSP Shadrach Oriloye Read More

50 armed herdsmen nabbed, under prosecution over insecurity – NSCDC boss

April 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Audi, said the Corps has arrested over 50 suspected armed herdsmen, in ongoing operations to check the escalating insecurity in the country. The NSCDC boss said this at the agency’s headquarters Wednesday in Abuja, where licences were presented to new private guard operators. The CG, however stressed Read More

Osun: Abductors of Chinese expatriates demand N10m – Police

April 7, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Police Command Wednesday disclosed that abductors of two Chinese expatriates have demanded a ransom of N10million for release of their victims.  The spokesperson of Osun police command, SP Yemisi Opalola, disclosed this on a private radio station, Rave FM, in Osogbo.  She said the abductors have demanded N10 million ransom noting that security operatives have launched a rescue Read More

Effium killings: Ebonyi indigenes demand investigation into escape of 55 suspects

April 6, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has demanded for thorough investigation and prosecution of the Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi state, Aliyu Garba and other security personnel for claiming that 55 suspects arrested in connection with the killings in Effium communities escaped. In a statement released to newsmen Tuesday in Abuja by the President of the Read More

FCT Police nab 3 robbers, recover arms, others

April 4, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Operatives of the FCT Police Command have arrested three suspects for armed robbery along Utako and Lugbe axis.A press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (FPRO) for the command, ASP Mariam Yusuf, Sunday in Abuja, named the suspects as: Rabiu Mohammed, 33; and Justin Tondo, 32; and Matthew John, 30. She said they were arrested by Police operatives from Read More

EFCC arrests 34 ‘Yahoo Boys’ in Ibadan, Lagos

April 1, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, ( EFCC)  Ibadan zonal officeon Friday arrested 34 suspected ‘Yahoo Boys’ in Ibadan and Lagos. In a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan stated that 24 of the arrested Yahoo Boys were apprehended in Ibadan at their hideout in Apete area of the town. The commission maintained that the remaining 10  Read More

Woman nabbed for killing own one-month-old baby in Ogun

March 29, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A 35-year-old woman, Sukurat Olajoke, has been arrested by men of the Ogun state police command for killing her own one- month-old baby, and dumped the corpse in Ogun River. The story of the arrested woman was contained in a press statement issued Sunday, by the police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, and made available to Blueprint in Abeokuta, the Ogun Read More

35-year-old man docked for alleged theft of N2m car

March 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A 35-year-old man, Baba Emmanuel, who allegedly stole a car valued at N2 million, on Monday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court. Emmanuel, who resides at Iju, Lagos, is facing a charge of stealing. The Prosecutor, ASP Bisi Ogunleye, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Nov. 30, 2020 at Oko-Oba, Agege, Lagos. Ogunleye said that Emmanuel Read More

FRSC rescue passengers from drunk driver in Ogun

March 22, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro, 0

In what appeared to be a swift respond to a distress call, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun State Command has rescued some passengers by arresting a drunk driver along Ogere area of the state. According to a statement credited to the Corps’ public education officer, Bisi Kazeem, it stated that it received the distress from one of the Read More

Stop drawing public sympathy, face justice, KNSG tells activist Bugaje

March 22, 2021 Adoyi M. Aba 0

Kano state government has said a legal practitioner and activist, Barr. Sa’ida Sa’ad Bugaje, dragged to court for allegedly defaming Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and his family, is trying to draw public sympathy instead of facing justice. In a statement Saturday, the state commissioner for information, Malam Muhammad Garba, dismissed the claim of harassment by Bugaje who is also accused Read More

As Buhari, IGP order probe, govs say: Attack on Ortom a rude awakening

 President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned attack on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state, saying the string of brutal attacks on individuals and communities in the state, with the latest one targeting the governor, was unacceptable. The president also welcomed the dispatch of a high level team of crack investigators to the state from the police headquarters in Abuja, urging the Read More

Ogun: Police arrest herbalist, bricklayer over money ritual

March 21, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Operatives of Ogun state Police command weekend arrested a 29 –year- old herbalist, Baoku Gbuyi and a bricklayer, Olamide Odulaja over the killing of a housewife, Modupeola Folorunsho and her 4-year-old son, Peter Folorunsho allegedly for money making ritual. The spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, stated this in a press statement made available to Blueprint in Abeokuta Sunday. The statement said Read More

Ogun: Police arrests herbalist, bricklayer for killing woman, son for money ritual

March 21, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 29-year old herbalist, Baoku Gbuyi and a bricklayer, Olamide Odulaja over the killing of a housewife, one Modupeola Folorunsho and her 4 year old son, Peter Folorunsho for money making ritual. The police public relations officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi made this known in a press statement made available to Blueprint in Read More

FCT Police nab 10 for robbery, drug peddling

March 21, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The FCT Police Command has arrested 10 suspects for armed robbery and drug peddling along Mpape, Kado-Biko and Life-Camp axis. A press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, ASP  Mariam Yusuf, Sunday in Abuja, said: “Amongst the suspects are: Ibrahim Abdulrasheed, 26; Abubakar Rabiu, 23; Abdulmumini Bello, 19; Abubakar Mohammed, 20; and an ex-convict Shaban Abubakar, 19; arrested Read More

Breaking: Gunmen attack Corrections Court duty vehicle, kill personnel, release inmate

March 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

At about 11am Friday, gunmen yet to be identified attacked the court duty vehicle of the Nigerian Correctional Service in Anambra statet while conveying inmates back from court to the Aguata custodial centre, killing one officer and got an inmate released According to a statement made available to Blueprint and signed by the command’s spokesman Ezekiel Francis, the attackers killed Read More

ICPC arrests ex-JAMB Registrar Ojerinde over N900m ‘fraud’

March 18, 2021 Abdullahi Uji Iliyasu 0

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arrested a former Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Dibu Ojerinde, for allegedly misappropriating N900 million. Ojerinde, who was arrested on 15th March, 2021 in Abuja by operatives of ICPC, is alleged to have committed multiple frauds while heading JAMB and Read More

Wakili: 3 OPC members charged for alleged arson, murder

March 17, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

 ….Remanded in Correctional facility An Oyo state Chief Magistrates’ court on Wednesday remanded three members of the Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) arrested by the Police in connection with the arrest of Abdullahi Wakili The three OPC members were arraigned before Chief Magistrate Olaide Hamzat for alleged arson and murder. Arraigning the three OPC members, namely Awodele Adedigba, 45; Dauda Kazeem Read More

In Anambra, Police discover baby factory, rescue four pregnant women

March 16, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Anambra state Police Command, Tuesday, said they have busted an alleged baby factory at Nnewi, Nnewi North Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.The Command’s Public Relations Officer, CSP Haruna Muhammed, who announced this in a statement, added that suspected owner of the ‘factory’ Ms Gladys Nworie Ikegwuonu was on the run while four pregnant young girls were rescued Read More

Blasphemy: Group files suit for criminal prosecution of Abduljabar

March 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

Jama’atut Tajdidil Islamiy Foundation, a nongovernmental organisation, has filed a suit before Kano state High Court seeking an order of mandamus compelling Commissioner of Police, Kano and Attorney General of the state to institute a criminal proceeding against Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara who was alleged to have defamed the character and integrity of Prophet Muhammad. Addressing journalists in Kano Monday shortly Read More

Vigilantes kill 9 bandits, arrest 4 in Niger

March 15, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

 Vigilantes have reportedly killed nine  armed bandits in Lapai local government area of Niger state after a shoot out. Blueprint learnt that the incident occurred on Sunday afternoon in Gulu district of the local government while the bandits were waiting to collect ransom and food from relations of victims they abducted earlier. The Vigilantes were said to have been alerted Read More

Delta: Police arrest Yahoo boy for killing two children

March 15, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta state Police command Sunday arrested one Eniku Aghogho, suspected to be ‘Yahoo boy ritualist’ for killing two children of the same parent. The two children, Kelvin Izakpa and Meshack Izakpa, nine and ten years old were found in a vehicle belonging to the suspected Yahoo ritualist, parked at the path way of his house in Abraka. The state Police Read More

Wakili: Fani -Kayode’s claim on Fulani warlord untrue- OPC

March 12, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) Thursday refuted the claim by the former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, who said the 75-year- old man arrested by OPC was not the real notorious Fulani warlord, Iskilu Wakili. OPC in a statement by its Oyo state coordinator, Comrade Rotimi Olumo, described Fani-Kayode ‘s claim on Wakili as “untrue and a misinformation taken Read More