I killed to become number 1 in hierarchy – Cult leader confesses

May 19, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Kwara state police command last wrek paraded one Olagunju Abdulfatai Tijani a leader of one cult group known as Eiye Confratenity who confessed to killing at least three members of a rival group in his bid to become number one in Ilorin zone. UMAR BAYO ABDULWAHAB chronicles the major breakthrough recorded by the command between March and April 2023. Read More

2 victims rescued as army, police, NSCDC raid kidnapper’s den in Akwa Ibom

May 19, 2022 Uko Etim 0

Troops of 2 Brigade Nigerian Army in conjunction with the Nigerian Police, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) as well as other security agencies raided kidnappers’ hideout in Akwa Ibom and two kidnapped victims rescued in the process. Blueprint reports that a notorious kingpin and gang leader, Otobong Moses, alias Otoabasi was neutralised. The Assistant Director Army Public Relations, Read More

Pictures: Gunmen kill suspected police officer, raze another LG headquarters, court in Anambra

May 16, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu, Awka 0

Gunmen, Sunday, launched attacks at different locations in Anambra state, setting ablaze Idemili North Local Government Secretariat and a Magistrate court located at Ogidi. Blueprint also learnt that another set of hoodlums attacked and killed a yet to be identified man in a police regalia at Eke market, Oko in Orumba North Local Government Area. According to sources, the fire Read More

Kaduna police nab councillor with AK-47 rifle, go after accomplices

May 13, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Kaduna state Police command has arrested a councillor, AbdulRahman Adamu, with an AK-47 rifle and six rounds of ammunition along Galadimawa road in Giwa local government of the state. AbdulRahman is the member representing Kinkiba ward in the legislative council of Soba local government area of the state. The state’s police public relations officer (PPRO), ASP Mohammed Jalige, told Read More

Police arrest hit and run Lebanese driver in Lagos

May 6, 2022 Blueprint 0

The police in Lagos have arrested a Lebanese national, John Greg, who hit a pedestrian and sped off in Victoria Island. The command’s spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, stated via his Twitter handle Thursday that the victim, identified as Omotola Akinsanya, is currently in hospital. The incident, which happened Wednesday, was first reported by a Twitter user, @wellzpapi. “On May 4, 2022, Read More

‘Attempted murder’: Police accuse Fani-Kayode’s ex-wife of attacking witnesses

April 29, 2022 Kehinde Osasona Abuja 0

Ms Precious Chikwendu, the estranged wife of Chief Femi Fani-Kayode was Friday accused by Police authorities of threatening the lives of witnesses lined up in the alleged attempted murder charge against her. The offence, listed as count 14 in the new amended charge, was alleged to have been committed by Chikwendu and Emmanuel Anakan, a co-defendant, within the premises of Read More

Ondo Police arrest man for incest, attempt to procure abortion

April 29, 2022 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The Police, Ile-Oluji Division, have disclosed that it had received a complaint of an attempt to procure abortion by one Sunday Udoh, aged 38, at a health care centre in Ile-Oluji. It revealed that the suspect was attempting to procure abortion for her daughter (name withheld) aged about 15 years whom he had been having sexual intercourse with on several Read More

Pictures: Traders protest colleague’s death in Lagos

April 27, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Traders in Computer Village, Ikeja the Lagos state capital on Wednesday protested over the killing of fellow trader, Chikere Obieshi by security operative belonging to the Mobile police Unit. The protesters carried placards with different inscriptions demanding justice for their colleague.

Gunmen bomb another police facility in Anambra

April 21, 2022 Blueprint 0

Gunmen have bombed Anaku Divisional Police headquarters in Ayamelum local government area of Anambra state. The incident, which happened in the early hours of Wednesday, was the fifth attack to be recorded in the state within one week. Last Wednesday, four police officers were killed when gunmen attacked Atani Divisional Police headquarters in Ogbaru council area. Less than 24 hours Read More

Easter: FCT Police deploy 2,336, assure on robust security

April 15, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has deployed 2,336 police personnel to ensure robust security in the territory during the Easter period and beyond. A press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, DSP Josephine Adeh, Friday in Abuja, said the Commissioner of Police in charge of the FCT, Babaji Sunday, has assured residents that Read More

Police arrest late Osinachi’s husband

April 11, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The police on Monday, confirmed the arrest of Mr. Peter Nwachukwu over the death of his wife, late popular gospel artiste, Osinachi. According to the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, Josephine Adeh, “He is now in our custody. The younger brother of the deceased reported the matter and we have commenced investigation.” The deceased died on Friday April 8, 2022 Read More

Again, another #Endpolicebrutality protest rocks Osun

April 8, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Protest against police brutality has rescucitated in Osogbo, Osun state, Friday, as some youths and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) barricaded Olaiya flyover over alleged killing of a 32-year-old businessman, Abiola Afolabi, by policemen in the state. The protesters alleged that the police also detained a friend of the deceased, Matthew and harassed mother of one of the victims. The protest Read More

Borno police arrest 22-yr-old woman over ‘human trafficking’

April 1, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Police Command in Borno state has disclosed that it had arrested a 22-year-old woman, Bilkisu Ali, for alleged human trafficking. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Command, Mr. Kamilu Muhammed, made the disclosure at a news conference at the Command’s headquarters Friday in Maiduguri. Muhammed said the suspect took a three-year-old daughter of one Mohammed Madu, a Read More

Illegal bunkering, vadalism: Police nab 42, impound 41 trucks, 13 others

March 24, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

As part of the fight against illegal bunkering, pipeline vandalism, economic saboteurs the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Special Task Force on Petroleum/Illegal Bunkering (IGP-STFPIB) has impounded 41 trucks, 13 other vehicles; arrested 42 suspects, even as 21 have been charged to court with 17 still under investigations. This is as four convictions have been secured while final forfeiture of 14 Read More

2 in police net over attempt to abduct 9-year-old girl in Ibadan

March 21, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

Two middle-age men suspected to be kidnappers are now in trouble in Ibadan for allegedly attempting to abduct a 9-year-old girl on her way to Church. Oyo state Police command, in a statement, Monday, said the two suspects allegedly attempted seizing the girl from her mother’s grip before they were overpowered. The command while cautioning against jungle justice on suspected Read More

Kenya: Police officers caught executing suspected criminals

March 19, 2022 Agency Report 0

A disturbing video of police officers allegedly executing suspected criminals in the middle of the road in Nairobi’s Pangani area has emerged. In the video seen by Kenyans.co.ke, the police officers believed to be attached to Pangani Police Station are seen ordering their subjects to lie of the tarmac road before going ahead to shoot them at close range. The execution, being Read More

Imo: Pandemonium as gunmen invade another Police station, kill 2, destroy 12 vehicles

March 19, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha, Owerri 0

The Umuguma Police dtation in Owerri West Local Government Area (LGA) of Imo state was attacked by gunmen Saturday morning. Blueprint gathered that between 2 and 3am, sporadic gunshots were heard by people living around Umuguma, the headquarters of the LGA, up to Federal Housing area and World Bank Housing Estate. The sounds reportedly lasted up to one hour without Read More

Woman, 27, kills 75-yr-old man in Anambra

March 4, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Police in Anambra state have arrested one Ozioma Orakwe, 27, for allegedly killing 75-year-old Martin Orakwe in Agulu, Anaocha local government area of the state. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, disclosed this in a statement in Awka on Friday, saying the man died during a fight on Thursday. Ikenga said the suspect, a Read More

Shake-up as IGP appoints new DIG, redeploys AIG Ciroma, others

February 26, 2022 NAN 0

The Inspector General of Police IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has appointed Mr Bala Senchi, an Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG), as the Acting Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in charge of Operations. A statement by the Acting Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Saturday, in Abuja, said by the appointment, Senchi becomes the DIG representing the Read More

Ogun: Wife ‘kills’ husband with hot water

February 25, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A housewife, Ramota Bello, has been arrested by men of the Ogun state police command over the murder of her husband, Bello Saliu. The arrest was contained in a press statement made available to Blueprint Thursday, by the police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in Abeokuta. The incident according to the report lodged at Lafenwa divisional headquarters, Abeokuta by a brother Read More

Abba Kyari was created by us…

February 21, 2022 Prince Charles Dickson 0

The Indians have a proverb that literally means “Your future does not depend on the lines of your hands, because people who do not have hands also have a future”. Often people ask me why I write on certain topics and issues all the time, like bashing governments at all levels and the band of ‘confusionists’ that run them, my Read More

Police to the rescue as man nails teenager on tree

February 19, 2022 Agency Report 0

In Kenya, Police are investigating a matter where a teenager was nailed on a tree for suspected theft. The 19-year-old identified as Collins Sambaya is said to have been assaulted by one Elvis Irime by nailing him on a tree on the allegation that he had stolen his radio. The matter was reported by the area chief Evans Endesha by Read More

In Cross River, PDP dares Police as members scale fence, stage rally ahead bye-elections

February 19, 2022 Joseph Obung, Calabar 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Cross River state has held its campaign rally for the National and State Assemblies by-election for Yala/Ogoja and Akpabuyo constituencies despite the Police baricadding main entrance to the venue of the rally. As early as 7am, security agents had blocked the Calabar Sports Club, venue of the said rally, with Armoured Personel Carrier and Read More