Breaking: Popular American rapper, DMX, is dead

April 9, 2021 Editor 0

The death has been announced of an American rapper, Earl Simmons popularly known as DMX. DMX according to his family died at a hospital in White Plains, New York, aged 50. DMX, released hit songs such as “Party Up (Up in Here)” and “X Gon’ Give It to Ya,” drawing inspiration from his hardscrabble life while also emerging as a Read More

EFCC arrests 7 suspected Yahoo boys in Ibadan

April 7, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

  Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan zonal office Wednesday arrested 7 suspected internet fraudsters in Ibadan. EFCC in a statement made available to newsmen said the arrested 7 internet fraudsters included a  31-year- old Lateef Adewale Adeyemi who works with a private IT firm in Osogbo. The commission identified other arrested suspects as Saheed Olatunji, Read More

How do we plead allocutus for Nigeria?

April 4, 2021 Prince Charles Dickson 0

In a court somewhere in Nigeria… My Lord by way of allocutus the accused person now the convict pleaded guilty for the crime of cybercrime aka ‘yahoo-yahoo’ at the earliest possible time upon his arraignment, thereby not wasting the honorable time of this honorable court. We therefore urge upon my Lord most respectfully to construe the timeous plea of guilt Read More

Nigeria’s $400m stolen fund traced to UAE

Assets and funds worth more than $400m stolen from Nigeria have been traced to the United Arab Emirate, (UAE), according to a leading anti-corruption group on Tuesday. The Human and Environmental Development Agenda, (HEDA Resource Centre) corroborated by foreign anti-corruption experts said during an international conference held in Abuja that more than half of the $400m stolen funds are linked Read More

How SARS tortured me for refusing to pay SARS officers N5m – Petitioner

March 24, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A car dealer, Timothy Ogbeye, told a National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, on Wednesday that he was tortured by SARS operatives in Anambra for refusing to pay N5million. The NHRC independent, is investigating alleged human rights violations by operatives of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, and other police units. Mr Ogbeye stated this while giving evidence before the panel in his Read More

Court arraigns factional AA chairman, Udeze, 2 others for fraud, forgery

March 23, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  A factional national chairman of the Action Alliance (AA), Mr Kenneth Udeze, was on Tuesday re-arraigned before an Osun state Magistrate Court sitting in the state capital, Osogbo on three count charges.Also arraigned alongside Udeze were  chieftains of the party, Mr James Vernibe and one Ogunmodede Oluwagbemi. The accused persons were arraigned in suit no, Charge No. MOS 1715/2021 on a 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

Unravel those who attacked Ortom, APC tells security agencies

March 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on security agencies to unravel the criminals behind the Saturday’s attack on the convoy of the Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom. The ruling  party while condemning the incident, insisted that the attackers must be brought to book. The ruling  party in a statement signed Sunday  in Abuja by its national secretary of the Read More

Shun stories celebrating criminals, Blueprint chairman urges media

March 21, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The chairman of Blueprint Newspapers Media Conglomerate, Alhaji Mohammed Idris, has advised media organisations to avoid ethnic and religious coloration in reporting security challenges in the country. He said journalists should shun stories that celebrate criminals in the reportage of prevailing insecurity in the country. Idris who is also the Kakakin Nupe stated this at the weekend in a lecture 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

Suswam as victim of political vendetta

March 21, 2021 Denen Tyowua 0

  The brutal murder of Terkura Suswam, the elder brother to Senator Torwua Gabriel Suswam, has sent shock waves reverberating throughout the length and breadth of Benue state and the entire world, as many wondered what lies ahead of him and the family. From what has happened is seems nobody is safe from Zone A political axis and even beyond Read More

Gunmen kill Police inspector, abduct 3 in Kaduna

March 18, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Gunmen on Wednesday night killed a Police inspector and kidnapped three persons two of whom are suspected to be female students of Kaduna State University, (KASU) at Ungwa Waziri, Karji in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state. An eyewitness account, who confirmed the name of the police Inspector as John Bello, said, “around 11pm on Wednesday, we received a distress Read More

ATBU to unbundles computer science programme

March 18, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The Vice Chancellor of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Bauchi Professor Muhammadu Ahmad Abdulazeez, has disclosed plan to unbundle Computer Science programme into different degree courses. He made the plan known Wednesday while presenting computer laptops to staff of the department of mathematical sciences in their Yelwa campus’ e-library. The computers were donated to the department by the National Read More

Police assault ex-NUJ staff in Edo

March 16, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

A former staff of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Edo state council, Mr. Osagie Wealth Efe, has been reportedly assaulted by a police personnel.Osagie was said to have been assaulted by a policeman attached to the Taskforce on Covid-19 Committee at Urhokpota ground, King square in Benin City. Osagie said trouble started when he tried to plead for mercy on 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

Digital Item Registry: Opening new vistas in crime-fighting

March 12, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, in November last year, launched the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) Digital Item Registry, a lost and found database, developed in partnership with Primly Premium Solutions Limited, to assist the police in recording stolen/missing items in all Divisions. In this report, Chizoba Ogbeche, examines the implication of the registry on fighting. It’s been argued that Read More

Breaking: Samsung chief jailed

January 18, 2021 BBC 0

Samsung heir Lee Jae Yong has been sentenced to two years and six months in prison by a high court in South Korea. The bribery case is a retrial of an earlier one involving the country’s former President Park Geun-hye, who was also jailed for bribery and corruption. Lee has been the de facto head of Samsung Electronics since 2014. Read More

Unraveling the conspiracies against Buhari

November 30, 2020 AbdulRahman Agboola 0

Moment of darkness is an appropriate caption for the #EndSARS oddities that occurred recently. A fiction above realities was the propeller that fuelled the tragedies, what a contradiction!! Vast majority among the youth population joined the bandwagon, without even evaluating the consequences of their actions, they deepened the traumatic experience of innocent citizens who are victims of criminalities. There is Read More

Kaduna police nab couple, one other for ‘stealing child’

November 27, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Kaduna state Police Command has arrested a 30-year-old man, Kabiru Suleiman, his wife, Aisha Musa, and one Salamatu Musa for allegedly stealing a three-day-old child in Kaduna. A statement issued by the Command’s Public Relation Officer (PPRO), ASP Muhammed Jalige, on Friday stated that the suspects after planning the act during the child’s pregnancy took the baby to an Read More

Nigeria Police launch cybercrime reporting portal, nab 3, uncovers 50,000 fraudulent emails, passwords

November 19, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has unveiled a cybercrime reporting web portal: as part of efforts at ensuring ease of crime reportage by members of the public to enable prompt investigation, arrest and prosecution of perpetrators of cybercrime and other related offences. This is as three suspects: Onwuka Emmanuel Chidiebere a.k.a Ceeceeboss TMT, 32, a native of Aro-Ikpa in Abia state; Read More

Man, 31 in Police net for alleged murder of girlfriend in Ogun

November 3, 2020 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Rexlawson Johnson, a 31-year-old indigene of Ebonyi state has been arrested by men of the Ogun State police command over the gruesome murder of his girlfriend. The arrest followed a report by one Adebayo Aladesuyi who is a manager of Molayo Hotel, Ibafo who reported that while they were carrying out routine checks of the hotel rooms, they discovered the Read More

Pray for us, hoodlums tracing our officers home – CP

October 29, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr John Abang, has said the force have turned into endangered species in the hands of hoodlums unleashing terror attacks on police formations and officers in disguise of #EndSARS protesters. Abang, who stated this at the state police headquarters in Amawbia while parading 18 suspects in connection with killings and destructions of police formations Read More

Looting: Kwara police parades 144 suspects, recovers several items

October 26, 2020 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The Kwara state police command Monday paraded 144 suspects arrested by joint security agencies in connection with last Friday’s looting of government warehouses and private business establishments in Ilorin, the kwara state capital. The state commissioner of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, who paraded the suspects before newsmen at the state”s police headquarters, Ilorin also showed several items recovered from them .The Read More