Troops arrest wanted Boko Haram terrorist, 3 others in Borno

  Troops of 23 Brigade on Operation Lafiya Dole have arrested a wanted Boko Haram suspect, Bubayi Isa. Isa, according to Army spokesperson, Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu, hails from Panama village, Gunda District, Biu local government area of Borno state. He said the suspected terrorist was arrested following tip off by well meaning Nigerians. “Further investigation reveals that Isa is the Read More

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Tenant kills, buries landlord in Niger

March 22, 2018 Aideloje Ojo. Minna 0

  A 34-year-old man, Maaruf Sarki, has been arrested by the police in Niger state for killing and burying his landlord, Tasiu Shittu, in shallow grave in Kontagora area of the state. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the state police command, ASP Mohammed Abubakar, disclosed this yesterday, adding that Sarki also stole N1.7 million from the deceased, including Read More

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Troops arrest ‘killer’ of soldier in Kogi

March 13, 2018 Musa Umar Bologi. Abuja 0

  Troops of the Headquarters Command, Army Records and Headquarters Special Forces have arrested the suspected killer of a soldier, Corporal Mamman, of the Headquarters Special Forces. The suspect, Mohammed Bashir, was arrested during an operation by the troops at Irovochinomi and Egee communities within Okene local government area of Kogi state, according to army spokesperson, Brig.-Gen. Texas Chuckwu, in Read More

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Customs intercepts elephant tusks, over N1bn worth of goods

March 9, 2018 Ajibola Abayomi 0

  The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operations Units (FOU), Zone ‘A’ Ikeja has recorded another round of seizures for the month of February, 2018. This time around, the FOU intercepted huge volumes of elephants tusks suspected to have been imported into the country from China and other good worth N1, 103, 177, 204. The Controller of FOU, Mohammed Uba Read More

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NSCDC nabs father of 9 for defiling teenage boy

March 6, 2018 Bayo Alabira 0

Dutse A personnel of Magistrate Court, Birninkudu, Jigawa state, Yusuf Adamu, has been arrested for by officers of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old orphan (name withheld) at Zango Quarters. Parading the suspect at the NSCDC Command Headquarters, yesterday, in Dutse, the State Commandant, Muhammed Durmin Iya, said the Adamu, 43, was arrested Read More

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Rape victims’ families want charges dropped – Police

February 13, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Commissioner of Police in Borno state, Damian Chukwu, has expressed concern over the spate of rape cases in the state and called on victims to seek redress. Chukwu said this while briefing journalists after the monthly police officers’ meeting in Maiduguri, the state capital, yesterday. He said proactive sensitisation measures were necessary to promote attitudinal change in the people Read More

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Police arrest cleric for armed robbery in Ogun

February 13, 2018 Peter Moses 0

Abeokuta A Pastor, Daniel Onwugbufor, has been arrested by the men of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS), in Ogun state, for alleged armed robbery. The suspect, who is the General Overseer of God’s Favour Ministry, Iba, in Lagos state, and reportedly leader of a three-man syndicate which specialises in car snatching. A press statement by the Ogun state Police Read More

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NSCDC arrests 3 job racketeers

February 9, 2018 By Baba Yusuf 0

An Army deserter, Jatau Lazarus, 33, and two others who specialise in job racketeering have been arrested by operatives the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command. The gang paraded by the Commandant FCT Command, Patrick Upkan, was said to have been collecting money from people in the name of giving them jobs in the Read More

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NSCDC prosecutes 11 ‘rapists’ in Zaria

December 22, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Moh Bello Habib Zaria Area Commander of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in charge of Area Command ‘B’, Zaria Kaduna state, Abubakar Musa Isa, has said the corps has arrested 18 rape suspects this year. Isa disclosed this yesterday in Zaria while addressing journalists on the achievements of NSCDC for the year, explaining that, out of Read More

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Customs impounds 52 bags of rice in Mubi

December 22, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Ibrahim Abdul’ Aziz Yola The Adamawa/Taraba Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has arrested a tipper lorry truck and two tricycles loaded with suspected smuggled rice in the commercial border town of Mubi, Adamawa state. Speaking while inspecting the arrested vehicles and commodity in Mubi, Area Comptroller, Mr Francis Adetoye, warned smugglers that the service under the present Read More

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Surety in court for failing to produce in-law

December 10, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A 42-year-old man, Boniface Nwokone, has been dragged before an Ogudu magistrate’s court in Lagos for allegedly failing to produce a suspect he stood surety for in an assault case. Nwokone, of Olatunji Street, Ojota, in Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of obstruction and perverting the course of justice for not producing one Linus Ejike, who was described as Read More

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Police nab 2 for stealing bank customer’s $3,000

November 28, 2017 Tope Musowo 0

By Tope Musowo Lagos Two men have been arrested by the Police in Lagos state for allegedly stealing a customer’s $3,000, equivalent to N1,080,000, inside the banking hall at Ajah branch of Sterling Bank Plc. The suspects: Wasiu Adeshina, 26, a driver; and Sikiru Ishola, 25, a mechanic; Allegedly committed the crime 0ctober 18, 2017, when the bank customer, simply Read More

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Akure Airport burglary: FAAN security arrests Air Peace staff

October 27, 2017 Ime Akpan 0

By Ime Akpan   Lagos Aviation security (AVSEC) personnel of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) have arrested some former staff of Air Peace for the burglary that occurred at the airline’s office at Akure Airport on Sunday night. Spokesman for the airlines, Mr. Mr. Chris Iwarah said the suspects worked for the airline for less than one month Read More

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I made N7,000 killing Ultimate Gulder Search Winner – Suspect

October 4, 2017 Bode Olagoke 0

By Bode Olagoke Abuja Suspected killer of Gulder Ultimate Search 2006 winner, Ismail Adeyemi, has disclosed that he was paid N7, 000 after killing Hector Jobateh. In his confessional statement, Adeyemi, 49, said his gang was actually contracted to rob the deceased and not to kill him. He said: “I gave the deceased phone to my younger brother who sold Read More

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