Businessman, 20, arraigned for ‘impregnating’ 15-year-old girl

June 23, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

  A businessman, Khaled Musa, was Wednesday arraigned before a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Gwagwalada, FCT, for allegedly impregnating a 15-year- old girl. Musa, a 20-year-old man who resides in Angwan Zango Gwagwalada, was charged by FCT police with “procuration of a minor girl”. The offence according to the prosecutor contravened the provisions of Section 275 of the Penal Code. Read More

NDLEA nabs 244, convict 21 suspects within 1 year – Commander

June 21, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The National Drug Law Enforcement (NDLEA), Akwa Ibom state Command says it has arrested 244 suspects and convicted 21 of them between July 2020 and June 2021. The State Commander of NDLEA, Mrs Obot Bassey, disclosed this during a press briefing marking the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2021 in Uyo on Monday. Obot said out of the Read More

Police arrests man, 40 for raping 60-yr-old woman in Ogun

June 21, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Men of the Ogun state Police Command have arrested a 40 year old man, Adesina Adebowale for forcefully having unlawful carnal knowledge of a 60 years old woman. The arrest was contained in a press release issued by the police public relations officer DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi and made available to BlueprintMonday. Oyeyemi in the release stated that the suspect was arrested following a Read More

Igangan killings: MSSN calls for arrest, prosecution of perpetrators

June 10, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN) has urged the federal government and the security agencies to ensure arrest and prosecution of perpetrators of Igangan.   A statement jointly signed by the B-Zone Amir/Zonal Coordinator, Qaasim Babatunde Odedeji, Secretary, Abdul-Jalil Abdur-Razaq and the Public Relations Officer, Mos’ud Tohir, and made available to newsmen in Osogbo Wednesday, condemned the killings, saying “Nigerians are tired Read More

We ‘ll fight rapes of children spiritedly in Bauchi – HILWA

May 27, 2021 Najib Sani 0

A Non Governmental Organization known as ‘High Level Women Advocates’ (HILWA) has vowed to fight spiritedly rapes of children in Bauchi state. A representative of the organization Barrister Hauwa Jibrin expressed the determination Thursday during a seminar for schools children organized by HILWA, State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and supported by the United Nations Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) at Read More

WAPIS data centre’ll fast track fight against crimes says IGP

May 27, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba has said the newly commissioned West African Police Information System (WAPIS) Centre would fast track fight against crimes in the country.Baba stated this, Wednesday, during the commissioning of the WAPIS Centre situated at the INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) office, Force Headquarters, Abuja.The Police boss disclosed that the establishment of WAPIS Read More

Entire criminal justice system faulty, Bauchi chief registrar laments

May 17, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The chief registrar of the Bauchi state high court Barrister Emmanuel Danjuma has declared that the entire criminal justice system in Nigeria is faulty. He made the declaration Monday during the inauguration of the Administration of Criminal Justice Monitoring Committee (ACJMC) in the state created by a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) called’Rule of Law and Empowerment Initiative and inaugurated by Read More

Iseyin killing: Elders demand prosecution of Customs officers

May 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Iseyin Elders Council (IEC) on Friday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to order the arrest and immediate prosecution of officers and men of the Nigeria Customs that killed five passersby in Iseyin on Sallah day. IEC in a statement by its Vice-Chairman and former Commissioner for Works and Transport in Oyo state, Alhaji Bolaji Kareem, demanded a probe panel Read More

Baba Ijesha: Group condemns upsurge in rape, calls for prosecution of perpetrators

May 5, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Executive Director of Michelles Youth Initiative for Sustainable Development (MYISD) who also doubles as the President of the Nigerian Female Youth Organisation, Princess Michelle Peter has condemned the recent rape allegations of embattled Yoruba actor , Olanrewaju Omiyinka aka Baba Ijesha and a minor. The ED in a statement called on the Nigerian Police Force to commence investigation on Read More

Alleged sexual harassment: Ensure prosecution of Nollywood actor, Oyo NAWOJ tells Lagos govt, security agencies

April 24, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

The Nigeria Association of Women journalists (NAWOJ), Oyo state chapter on Saturday called on the Lagos state government and security agents to ensure prosecution of the Nollywood actor, “Baba Ijesha” allegedly violating a 14year-old girl Oyo NAWOJ stated this in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan, jointly signed by its Chairperson, Comrade Jadesola Ajibola and Secretary, Comrade Stella Read More

Don’t overflog call for Pantami’s resignation, activist warns

April 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

A Kogi state-based human rights activist, Alhaji Ahmed Adoke, has urged advocates of “Pantami must resign” over an alleged past ideas over alleged comments on religious issues to desist. He said the issue has been over-flogged by his critics.Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami is the current minster of Communication and Digital Economy.Expressing his view on “Pantami must resign” advocates in Read More

Northern summit backs negotiations with bandits, insurgents

April 9, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Barely 24 hours after Governor Nasir el-Rufai said bandits had no right and should be wiped out, the Northern Peoples Summit has called for government-backed negotiations and dialogue with bandits and Boko Haram to ensure peace in the North. Rising from a two-day meeting in Kaduna on Friday, the Summit warned against continued attack and killing of Northerners in the Read More

Car washer arrested with stolen customer’s car in Ogun

April 7, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Kazeem Olarenwaju, a car washer who was reported to have absconded with a customer’s car, a Toyota Venza with registration number APP 775 GB has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command. The suspects, according to a press statement issued by the police spokeman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi was arrested when the DPO Idiroko division, CSP Shadrach Oriloye Read More

50 armed herdsmen nabbed, under prosecution over insecurity – NSCDC boss

April 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Audi, said the Corps has arrested over 50 suspected armed herdsmen, in ongoing operations to check the escalating insecurity in the country. The NSCDC boss said this at the agency’s headquarters Wednesday in Abuja, where licences were presented to new private guard operators. The CG, however stressed Read More

Effium killings: Ebonyi indigenes demand investigation into escape of 55 suspects

April 6, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has demanded for thorough investigation and prosecution of the Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi state, Aliyu Garba and other security personnel for claiming that 55 suspects arrested in connection with the killings in Effium communities escaped. In a statement released to newsmen Tuesday in Abuja by the President of the Read More

Plateau: DPO removed, detained for alleged killing of 2 herders

April 2, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Commissioner of Police Plateau state command, Edward Egbuka has removed and detained a Divisional Police Officer (DPO), DSP Solomon Machu, in charge of Bassa local government area, over alleged extra-judicial killing of two herders. The DPO is alleged to have shot to death the duo of 24-year-old Musa Giwa and 30-year-old Ibrahim Sa’idu, after they were arrested and safely handed Read More

Court remands nursing mother for stealing clothes 8-day after delivery

March 29, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A 21-year-old nursing mother, Janet Ismail, was Monday remanded in Ilesa correctional centre by a Magistrate’s Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, for allegedly stealing clothes.  The Police Prosecutor, Inspector Kayode Adeoye, alleged that the defendant committed the purported crime eight days after she delivered her baby.  Prosecution told the court that the defendant committed the alleged offence on March Read More

Money laundering: Drama as ‘hostile’ witness resurfaces at Suswam’s trial

March 24, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

A mild drama ensued at the Federal High Court in Abuja, Wednesday, when Abubakar Umar, a witness resurfaced at the ongoing trial of former Benue governor, Gabriel Suswam. Blueprint reports that the court had declared the witness as hostile because of his perceived uncooperative attitude towards the prosecution. The prosecution was also quoted by Paul Erokoro at the resumed sitting as Read More

Strategic interventions designed to ensure lasting reforms – Malami

March 23, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN,Tuesday, reiterated that reviewing of Draft Guidelines will promote standardization and consistency in plea bargains by Federal Prosecutors. The draft guideline, which was part of strategic interventions by his ministry he added, will enhance the principles of accountability, equity, integrity and transparency.The development, according to the AGF Read More

Ogun: Police arrests herbalist, bricklayer for killing woman, son for money ritual

March 21, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 29-year old herbalist, Baoku Gbuyi and a bricklayer, Olamide Odulaja over the killing of a housewife, one Modupeola Folorunsho and her 4 year old son, Peter Folorunsho for money making ritual. The police public relations officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi made this known in a press statement made available to Blueprint in Read More

PDP condemns attempt on Ortom’s life, demands arrest, prosecution of assailants

March 21, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned Saturday’s attack and assassination attempt on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state by suspected bandits, reported to be killer herdsmen. PDP in a statement by it National Publicity Secretary, Kola Olgbondiyan, Saturday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to put machinery in motion by ordering an immediate manhunt, arrest and prosecution of the assailants Read More

Alleged N1.3m fraud: Painter, 35 arraigned in court

March 15, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

Aliyu Abubakar, a 35-year-old painter was Monday arraigned in a Wuse Zone 6 Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, for allegedly defrauding a customer of N1.3 million. Abubakar of Abaji by Pipe Line, FCT, Abuja, was charged with criminal breach of trust and cheating by the police. The Prosecution Counsel, Kufreabasi Ebong, told the court that the complainant, Saleh Mustapha, reported the Read More

Blasphemy: Group files suit for criminal prosecution of Abduljabar

March 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

Jama’atut Tajdidil Islamiy Foundation, a nongovernmental organisation, has filed a suit before Kano state High Court seeking an order of mandamus compelling Commissioner of Police, Kano and Attorney General of the state to institute a criminal proceeding against Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara who was alleged to have defamed the character and integrity of Prophet Muhammad. Addressing journalists in Kano Monday shortly Read More

NIOB vows to checkmate quackery, building collapse in Bauchi

March 15, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB) has vowed to monitor the activities of unprofessional builders in Bauchi state to avoid building collapse. Bauchi state chairman of the institute, Mohammed Garba, who stated this over the weekend while addressing journalists on the occasion of the builders day said the institute will liaise with Bauchi State Development Board to go round to Read More

Man to die by hanging in A/Ibom for hacking father to death

March 8, 2021 Uko Etim 0

Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Ikot Ekpene and presided over by Justice Augustine Odokwo Monday sentenced a 31-year-old man, Edidiong Pius Ototi, to death for killing his father, late Pius David Ototi, whom he accused of being a wizard.  Odokwo, who passed the judgement, found Ototi guilty of murder, which is punishable by death, under section 326 (1) of the Read More