EFCC nabs man for cloning commission’s e-mail, fraud

May 5, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested one Udochukwu Ugochukwu Simeon for allegedly creating fraudulent clones of the commission’s e-mail address, and using same to defraud unsuspecting victims. The EFCC Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwijaren, in a press statement, Wednesday in Abuja, said: “The 26-year-old suspect created an Outlook email account of the commission, “[email protected]” and Read More

FG issues shoot-at-sight order against Prisons’ attackers, fleeing inmates

April 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has expressed great outrage at the recent wave of attacks on Custodial Centres of the Nigeria Correctional Service NCoS, ordering personnel of the Service’s armed squad to shoot-at-sight any internal and external aggressor. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola gave the order at an emergency meeting with NCoS Squadron Commanders, Field Commanders and Heads of Armed Squads. Read More

19 bandits informants arrested in Niger

April 27, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Nineteen suspected agents of bandits have been arrested by men of the vigilantes in Munya and Shiroro local governments of Niger state. It was learnt that five of the informants made up of two brothers of the same father and the other three, fulani herdsmen were apprehended at Chiri village in the Shiroro local government of the state while the Read More

Breaking: Police in gun battle with bandits, nab 5 as gunmen kidnap wives, children in Zaria (Pictures)

April 26, 2021 Mohammed Bello Habib 0

Two house wives and children have been kidnapped by gunmen at Kofar Kuyambana low cost in Zaria local government area of Kaduna state. A resident in the area, Mallam Garba Jumare, told Blueprint correspondent that the kidnappers invaded the area and attacked a house of Customs officer around 10pm on Sunday. He said the kidnappers whisked away the Customs officer’s wife, Read More

NAPTIP accepts 8 rescued kids, 2 ‘traffickers’ in Kano

April 24, 2021 House keeper 0

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has disclosed that it had received eight rescued under-age children and arrested two suspected human traffickers in Kano state. NAPTIP’s North-west zonal commander, Mr. Abdullahi Babale, made the disclosure while briefing newsmen in Kano on Friday. He said the rescued victims were between the ages of three months and Read More

Updated: Ex-Imo Gov Okorocha arrested by EFCC operatives

April 14, 2021 House keeper 0

A former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, has been arrested, Premium Times can authoritatively report. Okorocha was arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at about 4 P.M. Tuesday at his Unity House private office in Abuja, sources familiar with the matter told this medium. The former governor was arrested after a five-hour standoff with Read More

Bauchi police arrest robbers for stealing N3.4m items, cash

April 9, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state police command has arrested suspected armed robbers and conspirators who allegedly broke into houses on 25th March 2021 at Zango area of the state capital with dangerous weapons and robbed occupants of some valuable items which include phones, laptops, motorcycles, plasma televisions and jewelry worth N3, 159, 000 and a cash of sum of N290, 000. The state 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

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

April 6, 2021 House keeper 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

Group petitions IG, wants Ebonyi CP to account for arrested ‘warlords’

April 5, 2021 Amarachukwu Egwu-Agha, 0

Following the alleged escape of 55 out of 66 ‘warlords’ arrested by the General Officer Commanding 82 division, Enugu, Maj.Gen. Taoreen Lagbaja, and his team, during a raid at Okpuduma village last Saturday, in Effium community from the Police custody, the Ezza-Effium Consultative Assembly, has accused the Nigeria Police in the state under CP Aliyu Garba, of compromise, and has Read More

Effium crisis: Umahi orders arrest of council boss, legislator

March 30, 2021 Amarachukwu Egwu-Agha 0

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state Monday ordered the arrest of the chairman of Ohaukwu local government area, Mr Clement Oda and the member representing Ohaukwu North state Constituency, Mr Chinedu Awo and six other persons. Their arrest was necessitated by the renewed hostilities in Ezza Effium and Effium communities and the arrested persons are from the communities. The governor Read More

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

March 22, 2021 House keeper 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

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

Buhari’s alarm on insecurity: Illegal arms in-flow defied Nigeria’s border closure

 President Muhammadu Buhari has said despite the closure of Nigeria’s land borders, arms and ammunition continued to flow into the country. President Buhari spoke Thursday when the outgoing Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohammed Ibn Chambas, visited him in Abuja. A statement by his media aide, Femi Adesina, Read More

Kano arrests, repatriates 200 beggars, almajirai

March 17, 2021 House keeper 0

The Kano state government says it has arrested 200 street beggars and almajirai for allegedly violating the law banning street begging in the state. The Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Dr Zahra’u Muhammad-Umar, made the disclosure while repatriating the beggars in Kano on Monday. According to her, following the ban on street begging in the state, the ministry 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 shootout. Blueprint learnt that the incident occurred 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 by the 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

Benue Police arrests suspect who killed ex-commissioner’s wife

March 15, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

The Benue state Police command Sunday arrested the suspected killer of Mrs Eunice Aghanya, wife of a retired Commissioner of Police, Ebezimako Aganya. Eunice, a Makurdi based business woman and owner of Euniland companies was reportedly murdered at her residence, located at Austin Iwar street, off David Mark Bye-pass, Makurdi, the Benue state capital.Spokesperson, Benue Police command, DSP Catherine Sewuese Read More

EFCC nabs 57 internet fraud suspects in Ogun

March 12, 2021 House keeper 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibadan zonal office on Friday arrested 57 suspected internet fraudsters at their hotel hideouts. According to the Commission, the 57 suspected Internet fraudsters were arrested in Yewa Frontier Hotel & Resort, Ellysam Hotel & Suites, April Suits and IBD International Hotels, all in Ilaro, Ogun state, and recovered two pump action rifles. EFCC Read More

Reps’ PDP caucus demands immediate release of Yakassai

March 1, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the House of Representatives, has asked for the immediate and unconditional release of Tanko Yakassai, a former aide to Kano state governor, Umar Ganduje, reportedly arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS). The caucus in a statement by its leader, Kingsley Chinda, on Sunday, expressed concern and dismay over reported arrest, Read More

Ex-Imo Gov Okorocha arrested for unsealing seized hotel

February 22, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The immediate past Imo state governor, Senator Rochas Okorocha has been arrested for daring Governor Hope Uzodimma to reopen the Royal Palm Estate sealed by the state government. Accompanied by his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, the former governor broke the keys to recover the estate belonging to his wife, Nkechi when loyalists to the state government, infuriated by the ex-governor’s action, Read More