Re-Muhuyi’s misguided interview

November 1, 2021 Najeeb Danjuma 0

When I read the above caption, that appeared on October 17, 2021, in the Blueprint written by Ibrahim Abdu Zango I tried to figure out what the writer actually intended to achieve. At the beginning, he commended the courage and achievements recorded by the 45-year-old Rimin Gado born lawyer in the anti-corruption drive in Kano state, which he acknowledged that Read More

Osun govt withdraws case against Aregbesola’s loyalists

October 23, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state government, Friday, withdrew case instituted against some loyalists of former Governor Rauf Aregbesola, who are standing trial on alleged breach of peace. The defendants are leaders of the splinter group of the All Progressives Congress (APC), ‘The Osun Progressives’ (TOP). They are Hon Rasaq Salinsile, former party secretary and chairman of the factional APC, former State Chairman of the party, Read More

3 arrested in Ogun for beating man to death over iPhone 6

October 21, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Men of Ogun state police command have arrested three men, Felix Sunday, Shomuye Musa and Oluwatobi Michael for beating one Tunji George to death over an allegation of stealing an iPhone 6. The arrest was contained in a press statement made available to Blueprint Thursday by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in Abeokuta. The suspects, according Read More

EFCC docks Crime Alert boss over N35m ‘fraud’

October 20, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Monday, arraigned one Olaniyan Gbenga Amos ( aka Crime Alert ) and his company, Detorrid Heritage Investment Limited before Justice Uche Agomoh of the Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo state, on a 35-count charge bordering on conspiracy, operating business of other financial institutions and obtaining money Read More

Ochanya’s death: CSOs call for special court for rape cases

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Two frontline Civil Society Organisations fighting against rape in Nigeria have demanded for a special court to handle cases of rape in the country. The groups under the aegis of Men Against Rape Foundation (MARF) and its parent organisation, Make A Difference Initiative (MAD) made the demand to mark the third year memorial of Ochanya Elizabeth Ogbanje, who died three Read More

Chieftaincy: Osun court jails 6 for impersonation

October 13, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

An Osun atate high court aitting in Osogbo, Wednesday sentenced six persons to nine months imprisonment for impersonating kingmakers. The convicts were said to have paraded themselves as kingmakers and members of Ataoja in council to install one Chief Oladunjoye Abdullahi as Baale of Irepodun Community, Osogbo. The convicts are: Akande Suleiman, Chief Oladunjoye Abdullahi, Isiaka Balogun, Prince Lateef Jayeola, Basiru Read More

Alleged N2bn Fraud: Ex-pension boss, Maina, knows fate Nov 8

October 10, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

. Former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina will on November 8, 2021 stand for judgment in the N2billion corruption charges brought against him. Justice Okon Abang of the federal high court in Abuja, fixed the date after parties concluded their arguments in the case. The judgment date was fixed less than 24 hours after his Read More

How Ajulo rescued teenager sentenced to death for stealing phone

October 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

An Abuja based lawyer, Dr. Kayode Ajulo, has confirmed that a Court of Appeal sitting in Ado Ekiti Judicial Division has discharged and acquitted a teenager Adeolu Bamiteko, who was sentenced to death by a High Court for stealing phone. Bamiteko with one Ayobami Ojo were arraigned in Charge No. HAD/15C/2014 before the High Court presided over by Justice J.O Read More

Trafficking: NAPTIP rescues 43 victims in Osun

September 28, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Tuesday, disclosed that no fewer than 43 victims of human trafficking have been reached by the agency in 2021 alone. The agency stated that human trafficking has become a national embarrassment and urged members of the public to join hands in waging war against the menace. The Zonal Commander Read More

Court thwarts FIRS Chiefs bid to stop alleged forgery charges trial

September 28, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has rejected the request to stop the trial of two officials of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). The duo, Mohammed Adami, and Okoro Eunice Udokanmma are, in a five-count charge, marked: FHCABJ/CR/2010 accused of falsifying personal income tax clearance certificate. They were charged with falsification of tax documents. In a ruling, Justice Read More

64-year-old man jailed for impersonating lawyer in Osun

September 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Justice Peter Lifu of a federal high court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, Wednesday, sentenced a 64-year-old man, Folorunsho Olayanju, to one year jail for impersonating lawyer. The convict who was said to be a political stalwart in Osun, was charged with six count charges bothering on fraud, impersonation and stealing. He was said to have defrauded one Hammed Bamidele, Read More

Ogun: Man arrested for impregnating, aborting for a 16-year-old niece

September 22, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A 52-year-old man, Jimoh Mutaliu has been arrested by men of Ogun state police command for impregnating and procuring abortion for his 16-years-old niece. The suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Adatan divisional headquarters by the victim’s father. A statement by the command’s spokeperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi stated that the victim’s father discovered that his 16 years old Read More

Murder: Osun court adjourns bail of Esuleke, son, others

September 21, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Justice Ayo Oyebiyi of an Osun state high sitting in Osogbo, the state capital, has adjourned the bail of a popular Masquerade custodian, Kayode Esuleke, his son, Ifasola Esuleke, Adeosun Kola and Idowu Abimbola, to September 23, 2021, for ruling. The defendants were arraigned on September 14, on thirteen count charges bothering on alleged murder of one Salahudeen Moshood, attempted murder, malicious damage, Read More

Prostitution: Police nab 2 for trafficking teenagers to Ghana

September 8, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi Police command Tuesday, paraded two suspects for trafficking teenage girls for prostitution. The suspects Ivi Chukwu Chinecherem, age 20yrs and Ogbonna Justice, age 19 yrs were said to have been involved in the trafficking of five Ebonyi female teenagers to Ghana for  Akaeze community in Ivo local government area of Ebonyi state. While parading the suspects, the commissioner of Read More

N378m tax waiver: Senate orders AGF to handover firm owners to EFCC

August 24, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate in one of the detected financial infractions in the 2015 Audit Report, has ordered the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), to hand over officers involved in N378 million tax waiver to private firm (Webb Fontaine Ltd). The Auditor General in the report, alleged that an illegal agreement on tax waiver was signed by some officials of Office Read More

Son, mother, 3 others docked for fraud

August 20, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Friday, arraigned five suspects before Justice Hannatu A.L Balogun of the Kaduna State High Court, Kaduna, on separate one count charges for offences ranging from impersonation to obtaining by false pretences. A press statement by the EFCC Spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said the defendants all pleaded not guilty to Read More

Plateau killing: Act beyond mere condemnation, NEF tells Buhari, Lalong

August 16, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong, to go beyond releasing mere statements in condemnation of the cold blooded murder of scores of travelers by locals in Jos, Plateau state, but to tackle insecurity in all parts of the country.In a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja Monday, signed by NEF’s Director of Read More

Ex-banker, wife, mother-In-law bag 60 years for stealing depositors’ money

July 23, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

A former bank cashier, Ebenezer Adeolu Alonge, his wife, Isakunle Olamide Oyinlola and his mother-in- law, Isakunle Eunice Moradeke, were on Friday sentenced to 60 years in prison. According to a statement issued in Ibadan by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan zonal office, the convicted persons were arraigned before an Ekiti state High Court sitting in Ado Read More

Court sentences 2 cops, 3 others to death for kidnapping cattle dealer

July 16, 2021 Uko Etim, 0

The Akwa Ibom state High Court sitting in Ikot Ekpene presided over by Justice Eno Isangedighi has sentenced two police officers and three others to death for kidnapping an Uyo-based cattle dealer, Alhaji Muhammad Umar Barkindo. The condemned police officers are Corporal Friday Udo, a native of Ikot Inyang in Oruk Anam local government area and Corporal Saturday Okorie of Read More

How Buhari’s govt fighting corruption through policies – APC group

July 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A think-tank group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aiges of APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) said that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has deployed several policies in waging war against corruption in the country. The group said contrary to the assumptions that the administration’s anti-corruption strategy is limited to arrests and prosecutions of offenders, it has Read More

Police arrests man for allege culpable homicide, robbery in Zamfara

July 9, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, 0

The Zamfara State Police Command arrested one Suleiman Baba Maiyaki in for criminal conspiracy, attempted culpable homicide and armed robbery. The state command public relations officer SP Muhammad Shehu said in a statement issued to journalists in Gusau Thursday. He explained that the arrest was sequel to a report received from a complainant by one Zaharaddeen Bashir from Kwotorkoshi emirate Read More

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