Breaking: IGP escapes death in Lagos

June 10, 2021 NAN 0

Usman Alkali Baba, the inspector-general of Police, IGP, narrowly escaped death as a canopy nearly collapsed on him during an official function on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. The incident took place at the Lagos State Police Headquarter Ikeja when the newly confirmed IGP, who was on his first official visit to the state, was about to address senior police officers. Read More

EFCC arrests 50 suspected internet fraudsters in Ibadan

June 9, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) last Friday, arrested 50 suspected internet fraudsters in Ibadan. According to a statement made available to newsmen in Ibadan,Tuesday, the suspects were arrested at Alaro, Sango, Agbaje Ijokoro, and Apete Aladura areas of Ibadan, following intelligence on their alleged involvement in internet fraud. EFCC stressed that 34 of Read More

9 cultists arrested during supremacy clash in Ogun

May 26, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Nine members of Eye cult group, were on the 24th of May 2021 arrested in Ajegunle area of Ibogun during a supremacy battle between them and members of Alora confraternity.  The arrested was contained in a press statement issued by the police public relations officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi and made available to Blueprintthe suspects, Sodiq Olabisi, Oluwatosin Andrew, Oladimeji Oyedele, Read More

Ogun: 2 nabbed for robbing POS operator at gun point

May 23, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Two suspected armed robbery suspects, were on Saturday, 22nd of May 2021 arrested by men of Ogun state police command for robbing one Ajose Bilikisu, a point of sales (POS)  operator at gun point in Ketu area of the state. In a press statement issued by the police public relations officer (PPRO),DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi and made available to Blueprint in Abeokuta, it Read More

Driver identifies ‘robbers’ in bank hours after

May 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A bus driver, Friday, identified two suspected robbers, who dispossessed his passengers of their property in Ile-Ife, Osun state. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, SP Yemisi Opalola, disclosed this to journalists following the arrest of the suspected armed robbers. SP Opalola, said that the suspects: Abiodun Abdulahi, 35; and Godwin John, 19; who were arrested around 12noon, Read More

Cell decongestion: Osun court hold session in police headquarters

May 20, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Apparently to decongest the police cell, Osun state Magistrate court presided over by Dr. Olusegun Ayilara, Thursday held its proceeding at the headquarters of the statepolice command, Osogbo.  The proceeding which was held at the conference room of the police, had the Magistrate, prosecutors and some counsels in attendance.  The suspects were moved from the Criminal Investigate Department, CID, very Read More

EFCC arrests 34 suspected internet fraudsters in Osogbo

May 19, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) Ibadan zonal office, in the early hours of Tuesday arrested 34 suspected internet fraudsters. The EFCC said the arrested suspects, including a former soldier, Adebisi Jamiu, were picked up in different locations in Osogbo, the Osun state capital. EFCC stated  that the 22-year-old former soldier as well as the other suspects Read More

Woman, 40, arrested for baby trafficking in Kano

May 17, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Kano state hisbah board Monday said it has arrested a 40-year-old woman, Salomi Jerome and her husband, Igina Salomi for allegedly trafficking a new born baby from Delta State to Kano. The Commander General of Kano State Hisbah Board, Sheikh Harun Muhammad Sani Ibn-Sina confirmed the incident to newsmen. Ibn-Sina said the suspects were arrested by hisbah officials attached to Read More

Imo police arrest killers of police sergeant

May 16, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Five notorious armed robbers who murdered Sergeant Joseph Nwaka, attached to the Department of Operations and collected his arms have been arrested. According to a statement issued by the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro Saturday, the Crime Prevention and Control strategies adopted by the Imo State Police Command under him to rid Imo state of activities of  the Read More

Benue: Police arrest 8 who bury victims in shallow graves

May 13, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

Benue state Police command has arrested eight members of a notorious gang terrorising the Sankera axis and responsible for killing and burying their victims in shallow graves at a forest in Katsina-Ala local government area. Spokesperson of the Benue state Police command, DSP Catherine Sewuese Anene, who briefed newsmen Thursday, said the gang members were also responsible for kidnapping, armed Read More

2 armed robbers shot dead during operation in Ogun

May 10, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Two suspected armed were Sunday 9th of May 2021, shot dead at Sagamu interchange, along Lagos -Ibadan expressway by men of the Ogun state police command.  The two suspects were shot dead following a distress call received by the DPO Sagamu division, CSP Okiki Agunbiade, at about 9 pm, that a robbery operation was going on at Sagamu interchange and Read More

2 armed robbery suspects arrested in Ogun

May 6, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Men of Ogun state police command, on the 4th of May 2021 at about 9:30 p.m., arrested two suspected armed robbers while going for a robbery operation.  The arrests was contained in a press statement issued by the command’s public relations officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi and made available to Blueprint ThursdayAccording to the release, “the suspects, Rasheed Ayinde and Matthew Oladipupo were Read More

Police confirm arrest of 2 robbery suspects in Ogun

May 3, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Two armed robbery suspects were on Sunday arrested by men of the Ogun state police command at Olambe area of Akute in Ifo local government area of the state. The arrest was contained in a press statement issued by the police public relations officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi and made available to Blueprint Monday According to the statement, the two suspects, Read More

FCT Police arrest robbers, clamp down on cars with tinted glass, spy number

May 2, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The FCT Police Command has arrested six suspects for one chance/armed robbery along Zuba and Lugbe axis.This is as the FCT joint security team has launched an operation against the use of unauthorized covered number plates and tinted glasses. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Marian Yusuf, made this known in separate press statements, Sunday in Abuja.The spokesperson noted that: Read More

19 bandits informants arrested in Niger

April 27, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Nineteen suspected agents of bandits have been arrested by men of the vigilantes in Munya and Shiroro local governments of Niger state. It was learnt that five of the informants made up of two brothers of the same father and the other three, fulani herdsmen were apprehended at Chiri village in the Shiroro local government of the state while the Read More

Police arrest teenager in connection with attempt kidnap in Osun

April 21, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Police Command Wednesday said an 18-year-old man, Salisu Sulaiman, has been arrested in connection with the attempt kidnap in Koka village, Ibokun.  A statement by the Police Public Relation Officer, SP Yemisi Opalola, disclosed that the suspect was arrested about 12:15am on Tuesday.  According to Opalola, the suspect came from Idofihan in Kwara state.  Some suspected Fulani herdsmen Read More

Imo jailbreak escapee nabbed in Akwa Ibom

April 9, 2021 Uko Etim 0

Akwa Ibom state Police Command said it has arrested a fleeing inmate of Owerri Correctional Centre, David Ubong. Ubong, a native of Ibaka in Mbo local government area of Akwa Ibom dtate, was said to have been arrested on Tuesday, April 4, 2021, by the personnel of Ikot Udotan division following a credible intelligence. According to a statement by the Read More

Tension in Tunga Maje as lawyer foils kidnap attempt

April 7, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

There was tension in Tunga Maje village, a suburb of Gwagwalada Area Council of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, Tuesday, following an attack on a legal practitioner, Barrister David Aigbefoh, and his household by suspected kidnappers. Barrister Aigbefoh told Blueprint that about 1.30am Tuesday he heard a loud noise at the gate of his house and realised that the kidnappers Read More

Group petitions IG, wants Ebonyi CP to account for arrested ‘warlords’

April 5, 2021 Amarachukwu Egwu-Agha, 0

Following the alleged escape of 55 out of 66 ‘warlords’ arrested by the General Officer Commanding 82 division, Enugu, Maj.Gen. Taoreen Lagbaja, and his team, during a raid at Okpuduma village last Saturday, in Effium community from the Police custody, the Ezza-Effium Consultative Assembly, has accused the Nigeria Police in the state under CP Aliyu Garba, of compromise, and has Read More

EFCC arrests 34 ‘Yahoo Boys’ in Ibadan, Lagos

April 1, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, ( EFCC)  Ibadan zonal officeon Friday arrested 34 suspected ‘Yahoo Boys’ in Ibadan and Lagos. In a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan stated that 24 of the arrested Yahoo Boys were apprehended in Ibadan at their hideout in Apete area of the town. The commission maintained that the remaining 10  Read More

Police arrest 30 suspects over cult clash in Osun

March 29, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Police Command Monday disclosed that thirty suspects have been apprehended in connection with the clash between rival cultists in Osogbo, on Sunday.  The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Yemisi Opalola, said the suspects were still undergoing screening and would be charged to court upon conclusion of investigation.  Three persons died during the clash between Eye and Aye confraternities 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

Ekiti by-election: Senator Olujimi escapes death as thugs unleash mayhem, voters fear dead, others injured

March 20, 2021 Editor 0

Gunmen on Saturday unleashed mayhem at voting centres at Omuo-Ekiti, during the House of Assembly by-election in Ekiti East Constituency 1 conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The position became vacant following the death of an All Progressives Congress lawmaker in the State House of Assembly, Hon Juwa Adegbuyi. The ugly scene led to the killing of three Read More

Operation Puff Adder II: Police smash kidnapping, robbery, gun dealing syndicates

March 18, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

As part of the Operation Puff Adder II recently launched by the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, the Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB) through two of its units: the STS and the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) have smashed kidnapping, armed robbery, drug and gun running syndicates across the country. The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba, who Read More