Police nab herbalist for ‘fraud, illegal possession of fake dollar notes’

December 10, 2022 Joy Emmanuel  0

Operatives of the Anti-fraud unit of the Zone 16 headquarters of the Nigerian Police have arrested a Port Harcourt, Rivers State-based herbalist, identified as Nnedim Ikechukwu for alleged fraud to the tune of N1.150billion and illegal possession of fake $1, 290,000. According to the Police, while the anti-fraud unit were investigating the allegation of the fraud levelled against the suspect Read More

In Zamfara, Police arraign ex-information minister Bilbis

November 30, 2022 Sanusi Muhammad Gusau 0

Police on Wednesday November 30, 2022 arraigned a former minister of information Alhaji Ikra Aliyu Bilbis before a high court sitting in Gusau, Zamfara state capital for allegedly sponsoring some thugs to cause havoc during a political rally organised by the People’s Democratic Party last Sunday. The party’s state governorship candidate Dr. Dauda Lawal Dare was for the rally Bilbis Read More

Man kills 3-week-old baby after chasing lover

October 15, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

A resident of Lafia in Nasarawa state, identified as Abdulkadir Ahmed and his friend, Hassan Sabo, have been arrested by the state Police Command after allegedly killing a three-week-old child. A statement issued on Saturday by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ramhan Nansel, said the preliminary investigation revealed that on Tuesday, the principal suspect (Abdulkadir Ahmed) asked his friend Read More

Reactions as Police parade ‘notorious kidnapper’

September 26, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Bayelsa state police command on Monday paraded the suspected Abuja-based Kidnap kingpin, John Ewa. Ewa was paraded alongside three of his gang members whose names were not known yet. The suspected Kidnapper was arrested in Abuja on Sunday September 25, 2022 after videos of him emerge flaunting and dancing with hard currency. Some Nigerians have reacted to Ewa’s police Read More

Police announce portal, numbers to report cybercrime

September 16, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Nigerian Police Force has announced a portal for Nigerians to report all forms of cybercrime. The Police also added a number members of the public can alternatively use for reporting criminal acts. These include identity theft, child s3xual exploitation, cyber-stalking, cyber-bullying, credit card fraud, internet fraud, and other forms. A statement by Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi announced Read More

In Kaduna, Police kill suspected bandit, arrest 6 others

Kaduna state police command has killed a suspected bandit and arrested six other suspect, while recovering one AK-47 rifle, 130 cattle and 80 sheep. Kaduna state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Mohammed Jalige, told journalists on Friday that the six suspects arrested are being investigated and would soon be arraigned at competent court of law. “The Kaduna Police Command Read More

Police reverse self, reveal real cause of Kano explosion, name victims

May 23, 2022 Editor 0

After five days, Kano state Police Command has confirmed that last Tuesday’s explosion that hit Aba road in Sabon Gari area was from Improvised Explosive Device (IED). Same Police authorities had said the explosion was as of gas cylinder explosion which reared a building in pieces and killed at least nine people In a fresh statement on Sunday, police said two Read More

Police quiz ex-SDP chieftain over alleged impersonation

May 20, 2022 Editor 0

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police command has quizzed a former member of the Social Democratic Party (SDP)!Chief Supo Shonibare and three others over alleged impersonation of the party’s officials. Chief Shonibare and co travelers were arrested by the Police FCT Command at Merit house, Abuja on Wednesday morning where they were to hold a press conference with the SDP’s Read More

Gunmen attack police station, kill 3 in Kogi

April 23, 2022 Oyibo Salihu, Lokoja 0

Unknown gunmen numbering about six on Saturday attacked Ogaminana Police station in Adavi local government area of Kogi State, killing three policemen on duty. A source in Ogaminana community told Blueprint that the attack took place around 2am on Saturday when they started hearing gun shots at the police station. The source said the gunmen attacked the police station from Read More

Breaking: Police confirm rescue of kidnapped UNIABUJA lecturers, others

November 5, 2021 Editor 0

The abducted University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) lecturers and others staff have been rescued, according to the Police. The spokesperson of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command DSP Josephine Adeh who confirmed the development said all the six abducted persons have been rescued and reunited with their families. She said: “The FCT Police Command wishes to inform members of the public Read More

Breaking: UNIAbuja suffers fresh attacks as armed robbers, cultists torment lecturers, students *Many flee

November 3, 2021 Editor 0

University of Abuja located around Gwagwalada area council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has come another attack on Wednesday, day after bandits invaded the higher institution of learning and kidnapped lecturers and children. Terrorists in the guise of bandits had early Tuesday morning opened fire within the staff quarters of the school before they eventually escaped with six person. Read More

Breaking: As tension heightens in Plateau, IGP deploys new Police Commissioner

November 3, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

Amidst growing tension, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has ordered the posting of CP Bartholomew Nnamdi Onyeka to Plateau state Police Command as the new Commissioner of Police in-charge of the state. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba, in a press statement, Wednesday in Abuja, said: “The posting follows the redeployment of CP Edward Egbuka to Read More

Housewife connives with 3 others to kidnap husband in Ogun

November 2, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A housewife, Memunat Salaudeen has been arrested by operatives of Ogun state police command for planning with three others to kidnap her husband.  The suspects, according to a press statement made available to Blueprint Tuesday, by the police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi were arrested along Papa-Itori road while men of Federal Highway patrol team, led by Inspector Sunday Imohiosen, were Read More

Breaking: Gunmen ‘attack’ Yoruba nation agitator’s house in Ekiti

November 2, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua (IOO), on Tuesday raised alarm of an alleged attack by unknown gunmen on the house of its leader, Professor Banji Akintoye. Ilana Omo Oodua in a statement by its Communication Secretary, Mr Maxwell Adeleye, in Ibadan, said Prof Akintoye’s house in his Ado Ekiti country home was allegedly attacked on Read More

Imo Police rescue abducted Dutch global director

October 28, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Operatives of the Imo State Police Command has rescued the Director of a popular Owerri based gas company, Dutch Global Station Limited (names withheld). In a press statement issued by the Command’s spokesman, CSP Mike Abattam Thursday, he said he was rescued following a distress call that he and his friend were kidnapped by five armed men who trailed and Read More

3 arrested in Ogun for beating man to death over iPhone 6

October 21, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Men of Ogun state police command have arrested three men, Felix Sunday, Shomuye Musa and Oluwatobi Michael for beating one Tunji George to death over an allegation of stealing an iPhone 6. The arrest was contained in a press statement made available to Blueprint Thursday by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in Abeokuta. The suspects, according Read More

#ENDSARS: Youth ignore police warning, stage protests

October 21, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Hundreds of Youth Wednesday marked the one year anniversary of #ENDSARS with protest across parts of Ibadan, the Oyo state capital in defiance of the warning by the state Police command. The protesters gathered at Iwo road interchange axis for the protest which finally kicked off as early as 9am and addressed by their leaders. Majority of the protesters with Read More

Breaking: Gunmen invade stakeholders’ meeting, Kill 3 monarchs in Imo

October 19, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha, Owerri 0

Three traditional rulers were said to have been killed when gunmen invaded Njaba local government area headquarters at Nnenasaa where a security stakehokders’ meeting was being held Tuesday afternoon. The hoodlums reportedly sporadically, and killed the three monarchs present at the meeting. Blueprint gathered from a source that the meeting was being held to find a lasting solution to the Read More

EndSARS: No protest ‘ll be allowed in Osun, CP warns

October 11, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state commissioner of police, Olawale Olokode, Monday said he will not allow any protest in the name of celebrating one year anniversary of End SARS.He thereby warned those that are planning to embark on protest to desist, noting that mechanism has been put in place to stop the protest. The CP in a statement made available to the newsmen Read More

Police nab robber, bank staff for attempted robbery in Ogun

October 5, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun state police command have arrested one, Olagoke Dare, a staff of Abestone Microfinance bank located in Abeokuta for planning with one, Idowu Tunde to him of a cash sum of N3million belong to the bank. The police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a press statement made available to Blueprint Tuesday, stated that the duo were arrested following the confessional Read More

Police nab ‘armed robber’ terrorising Ogun community

October 3, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun state police command have arrested one armed robbery suspect terrorising residents of Silva Estate Odomalasa area of Ilese ijebu. The suspect, Bolanle Ojomu was arrested while carrying out robbery operation in the area. The police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a press statement made to Blueprint Sunday, stated that the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the Read More

Breaking: Gunmen strike at night, kidnap permanent secretary, granddaughter

October 2, 2021 Editor 0

A Permanent Secretary, Dr. Ibrahim Garba Musa, has been kidnapped by gunmen in Niger state. Dr. Musa was kidnapped alongside his granddaughter inside their house at after taking part in a wedding ceremony in Zungeru on Friday night. Already, the state government has reportedly confirmed the incident but Niger state Police command are yet to react to the latest development. Read More

Police confirms death of 2 officers in Osun bank robbery

September 29, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state police command Wednesday disclosed that two police officers were killed in a bank robbery at Iragbiji, Boripe local government, contrary to one casualty reported by the media. The spokesperson of the state police command, SP. Yemisi Opalola, stated this in a statement made available to newsmen, Wednesday morning. The two officers, according to Opalola are, Inspector Ogunbiyi Ahmed Read More

Breaking: Robbers attack bank in Osun governor’s hometown, kill police

September 28, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The hometown of Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, Iragbiji, in Boripe local government area, has been attacked by armed robbers and one police officer has been reportedly killed. Blueprint gathered that the robbers attacked a bank located very close to the palace of Aragbiji some minutes after 3pm, Tuesday. The police officer was said to be in the Armoured Personnel Read More