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

DPO slumps in Jigawa office

January 29, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Divisional Police Officer (DPO), of Jahun Local Government Area, (LGA), Jigawa State, SP Abubakar Musa has slumped and died in his office. This was disclosed by the Spokesman of the Jigawa state police command, DSP. Lawan Shiisu Adamu in a statement on Saturday. He wrote, “SP. Abubakar Musa died yesterday around 9:00pm while closing from his official duty.” He Read More

Nasarawa: At last, Police reveal real cause of Herdsmen tragic death in Doma

January 26, 2023 Editor 0

The Police Command in Nasarawa State has confirmed the alleged killing of 27 pastoralists in an ‘airstrike’ in Doma Local Government Area of the State. DSP Ramhan Nansel, the Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), confirmed the development and casualty figure to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lafia. Nansel said that preliminary investigation revealed that the pastoralists Read More

Imo: Police operatives comb bushes in search of cop’s killers

January 21, 2023 Chidiebere Iwuoha, Owerri 0

Imo state Police operatives have commenced operations in Oguta and its environs aimed at tracking down the hoodlums who killed a police officer Friday night at the Oguta Police Station. The newly posted Command’s spokesman, ASP Henry Okoye, who confirmed the incident Saturday evening, said there had been ongoing operations in and around Oguta to track down the hoodlums since it Read More

Breaking: 2 out of 6 kidnapped school children rescued in Nasarawa

January 21, 2023 Mohammed Yangida, Lafia 0

Nasarawa state Police in collaboration with other security agencies, have rescued two females among the six pupils that were abducted on Friday, at LEA primary school, Alwaza village, Doma Local Government Area (LGA) of the state. A statement by the command’s Public Relations Officer DSP Ramhan Nansel and made available to newsmen on Saturday, in Lafia said the rescued persons Read More

Bolanle Raheem: DPO, policemen in Ajiwe division transferred  

January 2, 2023 Suleiman Idris, Lagos 0

  All policemen, including the Divisional  Police Officer at the Ajiwe Police Division, Ajah, have been transferred by the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, CP Abiodun Alabi. The move came on the heels of the killing of the 41-year-old pregnant lawyer,  Bolanle Raheem,  by an Assistant Superintendent of Police, Drambi Vandi, in the Ajah area of Lagos, on Read More

Breaking: Court remands Policeman who killed female lawyer in Lagos

December 30, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Yaba Chief Magistrate’s Court in Lagos has remanded the Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Drambi Vandi, that allegedly shot and killed Omobolanle Raheem on Christmas day, in the Ikoyi Correctional Centre. He was remanded till January 30, 2023 pending advice on the case from the Office of the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP). The order followed an application 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

Man, 31, kills 49-year-old Facebook lover

December 28, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Nigeria Police have arrested a 31-year-old man identified as Edeh Tochukwu, for allegedly killing his lover, Ijeoma Phyllis, 49, and theft of the deceased property. The Intelligence Response Team (IRT), revealed this in a statement on Tuesday December 27, 2022. The statement reads; “Operatives of the DCP Olatunji Disu-led police team arrested the suspect in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Read More

Bimbo Ogbonna’s death: Group decries 12hrs arrest of grieving mother, brothers

December 26, 2022 Editorial II 0

A frontline advocacy group against Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) – Men Against Rape Foundation (MARF) has warned the Lagos State Police Command to desist from being used to intimidate and harass the mother and brothers of late Bimbo Martins Ogbonna at the instance of her husband, Ikechukwu Ogbonna.  Bimbo, documented by some respected anti-domestic violence non governmental bodies 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

Breaking: Police IG speaks on shot Lagos female lawyer

December 26, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has ordered speedy investigation and prosecution of the officers responsible for the shooting and killing of a lawyer, Mrs Omobolanle Raheem, who was allegedly shot and killed by a policeman attached to Ajiwe Police Station, Ajah, Lagos state. A press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Addjobi, Monday in 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

Bandits kill monarch, abduct 3 in Niger 

December 23, 2022 Aideloje Ojo, Minna 0

Bandits have killed the village head of Mulo, Alhaji Usman Garba, in Mashegu local government area of Niger state. The state commissioner of Internal Security and Humanitarian Affairs,  Emmanuel Umar, stated this in a press briefing in Minna on Friday.  The commissioner said three other villagers were abducted by the bandits along with the traditional ruler before he was murdered 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

In Cross River, Police arrest 3 suspected IPOB members

December 21, 2022 Blueprint 0

Police operatives in Cross River state have arrested three suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The Commissioner of Police, Sule Balarabe, who paraded the suspects at the command headquarters in Calabar Monday, said they were arrested at their camp in the Bebe III community of Obanliku local government area between August and November. He listed the suspects Read More

Pictures: Laka ecstatic in NAPA ‘s victory as IGP storms 2022 National carnival polo tourney

December 18, 2022 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, was among dignitaries who graced the 2022 National Carnival Polo tournament held at Nigerian Army Polo ground in Abuja. The tournament which galloped off at the Nigeria Polo Resort/Guards Polo Club on December 10 is expected to end on Sunday December 18, 2022. Baba who spoke to newsmen after the FCT Minister’s Read More

Court sends Police Commissioner to jail

December 17, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu Awka 0

A Delta State High Court has sentenced Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr Echeng Echeng, and an inspector Kingsley Umeh to Correctional Services over refusal to comply with the order of the court to release a kidnapped child to his parents. Pastor Henry Osah, a plaintiff had in a suit No: HCO/44/2021 filed before the court, urged the court to Read More

Project us objectively, Abia CP tells journalists

December 15, 2022 Sam Obinna Ibe Umuahia 0

The Commissioner of Police, Abia state command, CP Mustapha Mohammed Bala, has solicited for the cooperation of journalists in the state to mirror the command objectively in their day- to-day coverage of assignments. He made this plea when the leadership of Correspondents Chapel of Abia NUJ ably led by Comrade Sam Obinna Ibe of Blueprint newspapers paid him a courtesy Read More

Police invite NSITF MD over ‘forged’ NYSC certificate

December 13, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Managing Director of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Michael Akabogu, has been summoned by the police, according to a report. He was summoned by the Nigeria Police Force over the alleged forgery of his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Discharge Certificate. It was learnt that the NSITF boss, with discharge certificate number A030544, was invited by the police Read More

Fuel scarcity: Natives commend DSS’s intervention, rally Nigerians against saboteurs 

December 11, 2022 Editorial II 0

A Civil Society Organisations (CSO) on the aiges of the Natives, has commended the Department of State Services (DSS) over the recent intervention to end artificial scarcity of fuel by the marketers across the country. The group said the DSS intervention has been productive and drastically reduced the hardship motorists were going through as a result of long queues in Read More

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

VIDEO: Protest hits Lagos as police officer allegedly kills man

December 7, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Residents of the Ajah community in Lagos state Wednesday mounted the police station in Ajah to protest the killing of a young man by an Inspector. The victim identified as Gafaru Buraimoh, a resident of Happy Land Estate in Ajah, was reportedly killed by a stray bullet from the police officer. Blueprint gathered that Buraimoh was patronising a POS vendor Read More

Breaking: Police rescue 3 Abuja kidnap victims

December 7, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has rescued three victims among those kidnap by armed robbery at Kubwa Relocation Estate, off Arab road. The command’s spokesperson, Josephine Adeh, confirmed thet news in a statement Wednesday morning. Adeh said, “The suspects while departing the scene, left with four victims possibly to enable them evade arrest by the approaching police response team Read More