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Imo Police smash robbery gang

By Chidiebere Iwuoha Owerri The Police in Imo State have smashed a five-man armed robbery gang, which specializes in robbing shop owners at the popular Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Junction, in Owerri, the Imo State capital. Four members of the gang ...

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2 arraigned for €61,500 scam

By Patrick Ahanor Benin Two suspected fraudsters, Gabriel Osereme Xavi (a.k.a. Collins Page) and Aikhaituamen Best Junior Cyril, have been arraigned  before Justice E.F. Ikponmwen of the Edo State High Court sitting in Benin, on charges bordering on conspiracy and ...

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2 car dealers docked for N6.1m fraud

Two persons, Alhaji Abdul Ahmadu and Bello Isa have been arraigned before Justice Farouq Lawal of the Kano State High Court on a 3-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust and obtaining money by false pretence. The accused persons ...

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Single mother nabbed with cocaine, heroin

Officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos have apprehended a 51-year-old woman, Alade Muyinotu Alade, with 3.44kg of cocaine and heroin hidden inside her body cream. The drugs were found ...

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NDLEA arrests 4 with 3.455kg of cocaine

By Ikpo Igbinoba Lagos Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have apprehended four suspected drug traffickers at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, for importation of 3.455kg of cocaine. The suspected drug traffickers were caught with ...

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EFCC arrests two bankers for N9m fraud

Two bankers, Rowland Alozie and Segun Osho as well as their suspected accomplice, Abass Kolawole, have been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)  for alleged  conspiracy and  fraudulent conversion of Rivers State Board of Internal ...

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Police investigate shooting of muscian

By Agboola Ayo The Police in Oyo state are investigating the shooting weekend of a veteran musician, Rotimi Goziem Martins, popularly known as Alariwo of Africa. Alariwo, who was reportedly at Oluyole Estate, Ibadan, in company of Kenny Aiyeola, the ...

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Police smash robbery gang in Rivers

The Police in Rivers state have smashed an armed robbery gang that specialises in car theft and car snatching, mostly breaking into parked cars late at night and snatching vehicles at gun point. Blueprint gathered that, the gang had an ...

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Rivers PCRC crisis: Police appoint caretaker

Stories by Iyalla Adaye The crisis that has engulfed the Rivers State Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) weekend deepened as  the Rivers State Police Command concludes plan to appoint Care Taker Committee to oversee its affairs. Rivers state Commissioner of ...

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PRAWA bemoans torture in police detention

By Chizoba Ogbeche Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) has raised alarm over the spate of physical and psychological torture in state institutions in Nigeria. PRAWA in a press statement to mark the 30th anniversary of ...

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Man ‘kills friend testing charm’

By Patrick Ahanor Pandemonium broke weekend at the Oba Market, Benin City, when a 25-year-old man identified as Osamame Isekhuere (alias Black Arrow) was shot dead by his friend. Blueprint gathered that the deceased came to his untimely end while ...

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Teacher in police net for bank scam

By Chizoba Ogbeche The police in the FCT have arraigned a primary school teacher, Mohammed Abubakar, before an FCT Chief Magistrates’ Court for withdrawing N8,000 from the bank account of his namesake. Abubakar, 35, who resides in Kwali, FCT, is ...

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Pregnant woman docked for attempted murder

Stories by Chizoba Ogbeche The Nassarawa Police Command has arraigned one Chinemeron Afformazie, in a Mararaba Chief Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly attempting to kill her ex-husband and causing him grievous hurt. Afformazie, 22, is facing a four-count charge of criminal ...

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2 in court for rape

By Stephen Osu Two men, George Stephen and Kelvin Danladi, both of Gombobong Village in the Zing Local Government Area of Taraba on Friday appeared before a Jalingo Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly raping an 18-year-old girl. The Prosecutor, Sergeant ...

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Police nab 2 kidnappers in Awka

By David-Chuddy Eleke The Police in Anambra state have arrested two suspected kidnappers allegedly operating in the state. The state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Usman Gwari, stated this while speaking to journalists in Aguleri, Anambra East Local Government Area, of ...

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NDLEA nabs undergraduate with cocaine

By David-Chuddy Eleke The Anambra Command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a 23-year old student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, for allegedly carrying 48 pinches of cocaine. The Commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency ...

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Business man remanded for fraud

An Abuja Senior Magistrates’ Court has ordered that a business man, Ibrahim Mohammed, be remanded in prison, pending further investigation in the case of theft and breach of trust against him. Mohammed, who resides in Maitama, Abuja, is charged with ...

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Police nab farmer for attempted arson

A 36-year-old farmer, Omotayo Ibraheem, who allegedly attempted to burn down a building and breached public peace, has been brought before a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. The accused, of Lagos Island, is facing trial on a two-count charge bordering ...

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Court remands man over robbery, rape

A Magistrates’ Court in Makurdi has remanded a 32- year-old man, David Ternenge, in prison custody for alleged armed robbery and rape. Ternenge, who resides at Judges Quaters, Makurdi, was arraigned on a three-count charge of conspiracy, armed robbery and ...

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NSCDC rescues boy from traffickers

The Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) weekend rescued a 12-year-old boy, Sunday Afebande, allegedly trafficked from Obudu, Cross River, to Abuja. Commandant of the corps in the state, Mr. Amos Andekin, told journalists ...

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Court remands man for rape of 12-year-old

An Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court has remanded in prison custody a 57-year-old man, Taiwo Ajayi, charged with rape a 12-year-old girl at St. Mary’s Girls’ Secondary School, Ikole-Ekiti. The remand order was given by the Magistrate, Mrs. Modupe Afeniforo, to give ...

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Man jailed for rape of 6-year-old

A 28-year-old man, Emunazor Uzor, has been convicted by a Magistrates’ Court sitting in Suleja, Niger state, without an option, for having carnal knowledge of a six-year-old girl. Uzor who pleaded guilty to the charges brought against him was sentenced ...

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Trader docked for defiling 5-month-old

By Ikpo Igbinoba Lagos A 23-year-old trader, Ifeanyi Ukpha, has been brought before an Ebute-Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, sitting in Lagos, for allegedly defiling a five-month-old baby. The prosecutor, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Etim Nkankuk, told the court that ...

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NDLEA detect 11.5kg cannabis in costmetics

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have detected 11.5 kilogrammes of dried weed suspected to be cannabis inside a container of cosmetics at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. This was contained in a statement signed ...

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Court remands man for attempted murder

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Akure has ordered the remand of Seun Ogunlade, 21, in Olokuta Prison in Akure over alleged attempted murder of a man at a ward congress. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Iretiolu Dada, ordered the remanded pending ...

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Man in court for attempted rape of lunatic

A 23-year-old factory worker, Tope Akanji, who allegedly attempted to rape a lunatic, has been brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court. The accused, whose address is unknown, is standing trial on a charge of attempted rape. The prosecutor, Inspector Edet ...

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11 nabbed for burning police van

The Police in Lagos have arrested 11 men, who allegedly torched a police van valued at N500, 000, and brought them before a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. The accused are Lekan Abolomo, 33; Mikky Jaji, 29; Uchenna Innocent, 20; ...

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Driver arraigned for killing 6-year-old

The police in Ota, Ogun state, have arraigned a 45-year-old bus driver, Ramoni Salami, for allegedly knocking down a six-year-old boy. The accused, whose address in unknown, is facing a two-count charge of manslaughter and reckless driving at an Ota ...

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Security guard docked for stabbing man

A security guard, Obada Akhaigbe, 26, who allegedly stabbed a man with a broken bottle, has been docked before an Oshodi Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. Akhaigbe, who resides at Shogunle, Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of assault and stealing. ...

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Man in court for burying girlfriend

The Police in the FCT have arraigned one Joey Ikwen before an Abuja Senior Magistrates’ Court in Karu, for allegedly burying his girlfriend, Theresa Benandart, without informing her family or the police. Ikwen was arraigned on a one-count charge of ...

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Steward in trouble over employer’s death

A 21-year-old steward, David Idah, has been brought before an Abeokuta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Isabo, for allegedly killing his employer, a 65-year -old magistrate, Mrs. Olufunmilayo Timeyin. The Prosecutor, Inspector Banji Sangotokun, told the court that Idah killed Mrs ...

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