Elections: Ebonyi indigenes condemn attack on APGA guber candidate, demand CP’s removal

February 4, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Association of Ebonyi Indigenes Socio-Cultural In the Diaspora (AEISCID) said it condemned strongly the reported assassination attempt on the life of the Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the state, Prof. Benard Ifeanyi Odoh, describing the attack as ‘cowardly.’ Prof. Odoh’s convoy was attacked while returning from a campaign rally at Ezzaegu community, Ishielu Local Read More

Court nullifies retirement of Police officers

January 31, 2023 Editor 0

The National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Abuja has nullified the retirement of some police officers. The court which was presided by His Lordship, Hon. Justice O. O. Oyewumi delivered the judgment in Suit No. NICN/ABJ/51/2022 – ACP Adesina Olunlade & Anor (For themselves and as representing all members of Course 21 (Force Entrants) of the Police Academy) vs. Police Service Read More

Attack on Ikenga residence: Bring perpetrators to book, Ohanaze Youths task security agencies

January 17, 2023 Lekan Shehinde 0

Ohanaeze Youths Movement has called on the Nigeria Police Force to bring all the perpetrators of the dastardly act on Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere country home to book.  The group in a statement signed by its Secretary General, Nwada Amaka frowned at the comment ascribed to the Governor of Imo state, in which he claimed to have known of some meetings between the Read More

Breaking: Fire guts Police headquarters

January 14, 2023 Editor 0

The headquarters of Nigeria Police Command located in Kano state has been gutted by fire from a yet to be identified source. Blueprint gathered that the fire though was intense, it was mostly curtailed around the administrative and finance section of the building. No life was reportedly lost as at the time of filling this report with the Police authorities Read More

Pandemonium as Yoruba nation agitators, police clash in Lagos

January 9, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Lagos state police command has confirmed the death of a yet to be identified man when its operatives clashed with Yoruba nation agitators. The police spokesperson in the state, Benjamin Hundeyin, who gave the confirmation on Monday said the incident happened in Ojota area. He said operatives of the Command had been deployed it’s men to the scene to Read More

Bolanle Raheem: Popular musician, Falz react

December 29, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Nigeria rapper and activist, Folarin Falana also known as Falz, has called on the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the Nigerian Police Force to punish the policeman responsible for the killing of a Lagos-based lawyer, Omobolanle Raheem, publicly for everyone to see. Falz made this known in a post Tagging the Lagos governor and the police both on his Read More

[Breaking] Omobolanle Raheem: Police IG orders suspension of killer cop

December 28, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has recommended the suspension of Assistant Superintendent of Police Drambi Vandi, the officer attached to the Ajah Divisional Headquarters of the Lagos State Police Command, responsible for the shooting and killing of Barrister Omobolanle Raheem while he awaits detailed report on the incident. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a Read More

NBA condemns killing of female lawyer, demands justice

December 26, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Hours after the killing of its female member by an officer of Nigerian police force, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), has condemned the killing of Bolanle Raheem. Blueprint had reported that the female lawyer was killed on Sunday while taken her family to an eatery for Christmas celebration, after which she was pursued by a cop who shot at her Read More

Again, Policeman shoots another Lagos resident dead

December 26, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

A yet to be identified policeman attached to the Lagos police command has reportedly shot dead Bolanle Raheem, a female lawyer. The incident occurred on Sunday morning in the Ajah area of the state when the deceased and her family members were returning from Christmas service. Some police officers attached to the Ajiwe police station in Ajah were said to Read More

Popular singer laments over police extortion

December 22, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Popular Nigerian singer, Paul Okoye of P’square, has lamented over the increase rate of extortion by Nigerian police officers. He noted via his Instagram on Wednesday night, the name of the police officer in question, as well as the location where the extortion occurred. According to him, “The amount of police extortion these days is very Alarming. When I talk Read More

Breaking: Court vacates IGP ’s conviction order

December 14, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Wednesday vacated its November 29, 2022 order committing the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba to prison for contempt. The court presided by Justice Bolaji Olajuwon, ruled that there was evidence before the court that the IGP has substantially complied with the court’s earlier order directing the reinstatement of an officer, Read More

Imo Police operatives repel attack on Orlu INEC office

December 3, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha, Owerri 0

Imo Police operatives on on December 2, 2022 at about 0430 hours repelled attack from gunmen suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed affiliate Eastern Security Network (ESN) when they came in their numbers to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)office in Orlu, Orlu local government area of Imo State.  According to Read More

Any attempt to abduct Imo CUPP leaders ‘ll lead to crisis, Adebayo warns

October 24, 2022 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has warned that any attempt by opposition to  abduct and silence opposition chieftains especially opposition spokesperson for Ideato North South PDP Reps candidate, Ikenga Ugochinyere and Labour Party Candidate for Orlu/Orsu/Oru federal constituency, Hon. Geff Ojinika will lead to unprecedented crises and damage the integrity of Nigeria Police Force. Comrade Mike Adebayo Co-Spokesperson Read More

Apostle Suleiman: Police take fresh action in Edo over killing of arrested suspect

October 22, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Edo State Commissioner of Police, AIG Abutu Yaro, has ordered the removal of the Divisional Police Officer, Auchi Division Ayoade Suleiman over the killing of an arrested suspect in the attack on Apostle Suleman’s convoy. The suspect was reported to be arrested by vigilantes and handed over to the police.  Blueprint had reported that the General Overseer of Omega Read More

Attack: Apostle Johnson Suleiman accuses police of cover up

October 22, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

After surviving from gunmen attack on Friday, the founder of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleiman, has accused the Nigerian police of cover up. The popular cleric slammed the police for killing the arrested prime suspect involved in the brutal attack on his convoy, a situation that led to the death of three policemen, two drivers and two others. Blueprint had Read More

In Nasarawa, Police investigate assault on lady

October 22, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Nasarawa state police command has commenced investigation on a case of the physical abuse of a young lady seen in viral videos being beaten and having her cloth cut with scissors. The videos were posted by a tweep, Agatha Akaahar, who revealed that the incident had escalated from a fight between the victim and her friend over a phone number. Read More

Ebonyi indigenes demand unconditional release of Hon. Linus Okorie, faults Police

October 20, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Association of Ebonyi Indigenes Socio-Cultural In Diaspora (AEISCID) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently call to order the governor of Ebonyi state, Dave Umahi, over the arrest of a two-term former member of the Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Linus Okorie, in the state. The group also called on the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, Read More

Police to descipline orderly carrying Atiku’s wife handbag

October 6, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Nigeria Police has announced plan to take action on a yet-to-be-identified policewoman, who was carrying the handbag of Titi, the wife of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar. The police woman had carried the hand bag of Mrs Abubakar on Wednesday during the unveiling of a women-focused initiative in Abuja and her husband shared Read More

Pictures: Buhari honours Police officer who rejected $200,000 bribe

October 4, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has presented the 2022 public service integrity award to Daniel Itse Amah, a police officer who rejected $200,000 from a robber. Amah led the operation that resulted in the arrest of Ali Zaki, a suspected robber involved in the theft of N320,500,000 in Kano state. In an attempt to cover up the crime, Zaki reportedly offered to Read More

Breaking: IGP summons top officers over insecurity

September 22, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba is currently meeting with some top police officers at the force headquarters in Abuja over security concerns in the country. Amongst those summoned to the meeting is the Deputy Inspectors General of Police(DIGs), Assistant Generals of Police(AIGs), Commissioners of Police from the 36, States and the Federal Capital Territory(FCT) among other senior 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

Breaking: NPFL in fresh mess as armed Policemen take over LMC office 

September 15, 2022 Victor Kanayo 0

The headquarters of the League Management Company (LMC), the body responsible for administering the country’s apex domestic league affairs – the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) has been overtaken by the presence of Police operatives on Thursday September 15, 2022. The head office is located in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, and Blueprint gathered that the police personnel arrived the office in trucks on the Read More

4 Bauchi officials arrested for withdrawing late worker’s money

September 13, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested four men for alleged forgery and fraud. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) SP. Ahmed Mohammed Wakil who confirmed in a press release in Bauchi said all the suspects confessed to having played an active role in committing the crime. Wakil said: “On 06/09/2022, at about 1630hrs one Samira Jibrin, female, a next of Read More

Bail is free, Lagos CP warns general public

September 12, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Lagos State police commissioner, Mr. Abiodun Alabi, has said that Bail is free, and that anyone paying for bail will face prosecution. While speaking on Saturday he also warned his men and officers against collecting bribes or bail money from individuals who have cases with the police. According to Alabi, “Bail is free and it is written everywhere in Read More