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

Amidst rising insecurity: Rumpus in Nigeria Police over salaries, allowances

September 9, 2022 Patrick Andrew 0

…Payment of salary increment discriminatory – Personnel … Say payment of promotion allowances also lopsided ‘…We’re piqued over inequitable disbursement of 6% allowance’ ‘…Why opaque IPPIS salary structure for police’ …FPPRO evasive Amidst the country’s heightening security concerns personnel of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) are disenchanted over what they referred to as the disparity in the payment of the Read More

VIDEO: Osun policemen reveal why they protested

September 7, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

About 480 police officers from Osun police command on Wednesday alleged that Okada riders were snatching their wives. They marched on the major streets and junctions of Osogbo, the capital of Osun State to protest. They carried placards with several inscriptions such as: ‘Pay our salary now’; ‘Okada riders are sleeping with our wives’, ‘Pay us our 18-month salary’, ‘pay Read More

Missing Lagos girl, found in Bauchi, more details emerge

August 28, 2022 Editor 0

A 17-year-old girl identified as Mildred Ebuka who got missing on Thursday while running an errand in Lagos has been found by the Police in Bauchi State. Ebuka reportedly was last seen in Lagos after he left her residence in Victoria Island on Thursday to deliver a wig cap to her Aunty’s friend in the Ikorodu area of Lagos. On Read More

Ex-AGF, Agabi, disowns petition to secure wanted fugitive’s release 

August 15, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Wanted fugitive from justice, Francis Oduwanor Odiakose also known as Big Fish who was recently declared wanted has attempted “to fraudulently use a letter purportedly from the offices of the respected Barr. Kanu Agabi SAN, a former Attorney General of the Federation to secure his release from the custody at the Delta State Police command headquarters. Odiakose was recently declared Read More

Police dismiss Corporal Opeyemi Kadiri for assault, indiscipline

August 13, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja 0

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has dismissed Corporal Opeyemi Kadiri with Force No. 509745, attached to Dolphin Divisional Headquarters, Lagos Police Command, for gross misconduct, disobedience to lawful order, and assault on a member of the public. Corporal Opeyemi Kadiri had been captured in a viral video circulating in the social media on August 3, 2022, assaulting a civilian. Force Read More

Ondo: Scores of kidnapped children allegedly found in Church underground

July 2, 2022 Punch 0

Scores of children were allegedly found in an underground apartment of a church in the Valentino Area of Ondo town, Ondo state, Friday evening. It was gathered that the children were allegedly kidnapped and kept in the underground apartment of the church. A source told Punch that the victims were over 50 while the police had rescued them and arrested Read More

2023: NSCDC plans new strategies to combat electoral violence, insecurity

June 30, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of 2023 general elections, the Nigeria Security and Security Defense Corps (NSCDC) has said it will deploy new strategies to address electoral voilence and put an end to insecurity in the country. Commandant General of the NSCDC, Ahmed Audi, said this Thursday in Abuja at the quarterly Commandant General’s Conference, held at the Corps headquarters. The conference brought  together Read More

In Katsina, Police honour Constable for returning missing $800 to owner

June 26, 2022 Editor 0

The Police Command in Katsina State on Friday honoured a Constable, Nura Mande, who found and returned missing 800 dollars to its owner in Katsina. A statement by the Command’s spokesperson, SP Gambo Isah, said that the constable was presented with a letter of commendation and N30,000 by the Commissioner of Police, Idris Dabban. He recalled that Mande was on Read More

Breaking: After killing worshippers in Ondo, gunmen invade Abuja, kidnap residents inside estate

June 6, 2022 Editor 0

Tension is growing rapidly within Nigeria’s capital Abuja after unknown gunmen reportedly gained entrance into an estate located at Gwarinpa axis and kidnapped unspecified number of residents, Blueprint gathered. The name of the compound was given as Genuine estate. Blueprint learnt that the incident which occurred early Monday morning has left the whole area in confusion. Police authorities were yet Read More

Group laments extortion, police brutality in Osun

April 6, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A group, World Institute for Peace (WIP), has lamented the spate of police brutality and extortion of members of the public Noting that killing of innocent citizens and extortion of the people still persist. The group called on President Muhammadu Buhari to quickly wade in and avert looming protest saying the president should sack or transfer the state Commissioner of Police, Read More

Breaking: Again, gunmen invade Anambra, kill FRSC officials on duty

April 3, 2022 Editor 0

Unknown gunmen on Sunday afternoon attacked and reportedly killed officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) who were on duty post in Anambra state. Blueprint gathered that the incident occurred along Igbokwu-Ezinifite-Uga link road located around Aguata local government area. Newly sworn-in Anambra state governor Charles Soludo hails from the local government. Few days ago, hoodlums invaded Nnewi South Read More

Breaking: Again, terrorists attack Police station in Imo

March 28, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha, Owerri 0

Operatives of Imo Police Command early Monday foiled an attack by armed men suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)/ Eastern Security Network (ESN) on Obowo Police division in Obowo local government area of the state. In a release made available by the Command’s spokesman, CSP Mike Abattam, to newsmen, it was learnt that the gunmen came Read More

Ogun: Police nab suspected students’ hostel armed robber

March 12, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro, Abeokuta 0

An armed robbery suspect, Sodiq Yahaya, has been arrested by men of Ogun state police command while carrying out robbery operation at the students’ hostel at Ipara Remo in Remo North local government area of the state. The command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, made this known in a press statement made available to Blueprint Saturday. Oyeyemi stated that the suspect Read More

Police DIG, Joseph Egbunike, slumps, dies

March 9, 2022 Editor 0

A Deputy Inspector General of Police and the head of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), Joseph Egbunike has reportedly slumped and died. Blueprint gathered that Egbunike collapsed inside his office in Abuja late Tuesday March 8, 2022 and was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead. Until his death, Egbunike was in charge of the highest investigating Read More