State Police: Has the North finally committed to restructuring?

September 30, 2022 Blueprint 0

Against the backdrop of endless killings and extreme security situations haunting the nation with the northern part of the country the worst hit, it appears the region has joined the calls for the creation of the state police; KEHINDE OSASONA writes. State police? It would be an understatement to say that the nation is going through its worst insecurity occasioned Read More

Assault of police officer underscores inhuman conditions in service – Coalition

September 23, 2022 Adeola Tukuru 0

A coalition of women groups has expressed concerns that the alleged recent unlawful assault and human rights abuse of a young police office orderly, Inspector Teju Moses, “underscores the existing inhuman conditions of service which many Nigerian employees are subjected to by their employers.” Zainab Duke-Abiola, a professor and human rights activist, was recently arrested over an alleged assault on Read More

Pogba’s brother, others in Police net over blackmail plot

September 16, 2022 Blueprint 0

Paul Pogba’s brother Mathias, has been arrested with three others regarding alleged blackmail plot against the Juventus midfielder. A judicial investigation was opened on September 2 after Paul told authorities a group had requested money for protection services stretching back 13 years. Le Monde reports Mathias has decided to turn himself in to the authorities, who are looking into allegations Read More

Ice Prince breaks silence after release from prison

September 16, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Popular Nigerian rapper, Ice Prince is back on social media days after his release from prison for allegedly assaulting a police officer in Lagos state. The Jos-born rapper tweeted for the first time after a while on his verified Twitter handle Friday. He said, “Freedom is priceless.”

Abuja dispatch riders: Call for police attention

September 13, 2022 Steve Obum Orajiaku 0

There is a thriving business operation within the logistics section of transportation sector now spreading across the nation. In Nigeria, it abides as the offshoot of the Covid-19 pandemic global crisis. Enter dispatch or logistics operations using motorcycle of certain capacity for the services. Much earlier than 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak became a global concern, for instance, the Read More

Shekarau and the politics of defections

September 8, 2022 Blueprint 0

Malam Ibrahim Shekarau needs no introduction in Nigerian politics. He is a former governor of Kano state, former minister of education in the Goodluck Jonathan administration and currently a senator. Shekarau is a political colossus whose experience, eloquence and exceptional performance cannot be questioned. His eight years as governor of Kano, the most populous state in Nigeria, speak volumes about Read More

Osun police constabulary protest non-payment of 18-month salary

September 7, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim Osogbo 0

Some police constabulary Wednesday staged a protest in Osogbo, Osun state, demanding immediate payment of their 18-month salaries. They wore their uniform and marched with songs from Old Garage to Okefia-Alekuwodo, before they converged under the Olaiya flyover, Osogbo. The police protesters carried placards with various inscriptions such as “Pay Our Salary Now,” “Okada Riders Are Sleeping With Our Wives,” Read More

Physically challenged man arrested for drug trafficking in Lagos

September 6, 2022 Oguntade Ismaila Lagos 0

A 53-year-old physically challenged man, Ehiarimwiam Osaromo Emmanuel, has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the departure hall of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos for drug trafficking. Ehiarimwiam was arrested Sunday, August 28 on his way to Italy, via Doha on a Qatar Airways flight. An indigene of Orhionmwon local government Read More

Police nab 3 suspected serial killers in Ogun

September 3, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro, Abeokuta 0

Operatives of Ogun state Police Command have arrested three leading members of the dreaded Eiye confraternity who have been terrorising Ijebu Ode and its environs in recent times. The suspects, Odukoya Odushina, Subomi Popoola and Itunuoluwa Taiwo were arrested following an information received by the Police at Obalende divisional headquarters Ijebu Ode, that cultists were seen holding nocturnal meeting at Read More

Exposed! How wife plotted husband’s abduction

September 2, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

A 40-year-old woman, Joy Sunday, has opened up to the Akwa Ibom Police command, Friday, on why she masterminded her husband’s abduction. Revealing to the police, Joy said she involved herself in the act because her husband had starved her of sex and money for too long. Blueprint gathered that the kidnappers demanded N10m as ransom and later reduced it Read More

Breaking: Police arrest popular musician, Ice Prince, for ‘abduction, assault’, to be arraigned

September 2, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Popular Nigerian musician, Ice Prince, has been arrested by the Lagos state police command, for allegedly assaulting a police officer. In a tweet by the spokesperson of Lagos state police command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, Friday, he disclosed that the music star has been arrested and would be arraigned later same day. According to Hundeyin, “At about 3am @Iceprincezamani was stopped Read More

Lagos: Police confirm shooting as hoodlums block Badagry road

August 26, 2022 Oguntade Ismaila Lagos 0

The Lagos state Police command Thursday confirmed the heavy shooting by hoodlums that attacked in Lagos-Badagry road, Ijaniki and Oto in Ojo local government area of the state. Blueprint correspondent reports that hoodlums and rival gangs in Ijanikin community attacked Shoe Bags and textile market and adjourn ING Lagos Badagry Express way, thereby blocking the only road connecting Lagos to Read More

VIDEO: Police van swims inside flood

August 22, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

A video has emerged showing a police van covered with muddy water in Sango area of Ogun state. The police van is seen almost submerged in water after flood swept over some parts of the area. The video shows water inside the trunk of the van and the water level as high as the window of the van. Residents of Read More

Yobe police nab 6 thieves

August 19, 2022 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

The Yobe state Police Command has arrested thieves who specialised in house- breaking and other criminal activities in Damaturu and other local government areas of the state. According to a press statement signed by the Command’s police public relations officer, DSP Dungus Abdulkarim, in Damaturu, the arrest was in reaction to a series of complaints by the communities on house-breaking, Read More

Kidnapped Ondo traditional head, 4 others regain freedom

August 7, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The traditional chief of Ikare Akoko in Akoko North-East local government of ondo state, Mukaila Bello, Adeniran Adeyemo, Bashiru Adekile and Chief Gbafinro, kidnapped by gunmen along Owo-Ikare expressway Thursday, have regained their freedom. A source who pleaded anonymity told Blueprint that the victims were released on Owo-Ikare road on Saturday evening. The source said, “The victims who were kidnapped Read More

VIDEO: Popular TV host face-off with Police in Lagos

August 2, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The footage of the face-off between a popular TV broadcaster, Rufai Oseni, and some policemen in Lagos has surfaced online. On Monday, Oseni, had revealed that a policeman threatened him with a gun for driving on a dedicated Bus Rapid Transport scheme lane in Lagos. In a new video trending on Twitter on Tuesday, it shows Oseni directing insults at Read More

Hybrid insurgency in Nigeria: Why state police is not the solution

July 31, 2022 Blueprint 0

The relationship between CSOs in command (president and governors) and CSOs in operation (IGP, CPs & DPOs) in an ideal democratic setting like ours should be anchored on effective leadership from CSOs in command. Effective leadership in democracy means that the president and governors must ask police managers data based questions and hold them accountable for their failures. Anything short Read More

Police derobe, dismiss Kogi inspector over extortion

July 30, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Nigeria Police Force, Friday, dismissed a former Police Inspector, Richard Gele, after being caught in a viral video dignifying and justifying extortion of members of the public. The former Inspector, with AP/No. 188547, until his dismissal, was attached to Police Mobile Force 77 Squadron, Okene, Kogi, and deployed to the Itobe–Anyigba road for the safety of road users and commuters. Read More

Oyo Police nab 17 ‘kidnap syndicates’

July 29, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Oyo state Police Command Friday paraded 17 suspected kidnap syndicates that had been terrorising the people of Igana in Iwajowa local government and Ogbomoso axis of the state. Briefing journalists at the Command headquaters Eleyele Ibadan on behalf of the state Commissioner of Police, CP. Adewale Williams, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP. Adewale Osifeso, said some of Read More

Again, gunmen invade Owo

July 28, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have launched another attack in Owo local government area of Ondo state. It was gathered that the gunmen invaded Craneburg Construction Company around 10:00pm Wednesday night, and opened fire on everyone on sight. The number of casualties was yet to be verified as of the time of writing this report but some residents of the Read More

MRA laments Police harassment on media

July 27, 2022 Blueprint 0

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has called on the federal government to rein in the law enforcement agency, accusing it of becoming a tool in the hands of rich or powerful individuals and entities for harassing journalists and media organisations. MRA was reacting to the raid on the head office of the Peoples Gazette newspaper by agents of the Nigeria Police Read More

Insecurity: Recruitment of more police personnel not enough

July 22, 2022 Blueprint 0

The federal government recently gave a go ahead for the recruitment and training of more personnel into the Nigerian Police Force to fortify its strength, but KEHINDE OSASONA in this piece gathers that it won’t be enough to tackle the country’s security concerns effectively. When in 2017 the then Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, mooted the idea of recruiting Read More