Lagos: CP parades 37 suspects, recovers ammunition 

January 18, 2024 Oguntade Ismaila 0

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Fayoade Adegoke, Wednesday, paraded 37 suspected criminals, engaged in varying , including armed robbery, stealing, cultism and unlawful possession of firearms among others. The suspects were paraded at the police headquarters in Ikeja area of the state. The CP said, “It is with great sense of professional fulfilment I stand before you today to present Read More

Armed robbery attack: Edo deputy governor provides succour for injured, traumatised Sunshine players, officials

December 9, 2023 Admin III 0

The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Comrade Philip Shaibu, has provided much-needed succour and support for the injured and traumatised players and officials of Nigeria Premier Football League side, Sunshine Stars FC of Akure. A ball boy was shot and players and other officials highly traumatised and disoriented after the team bus was attacked by armed robbers on the Ore-Benin Read More

Police parade 13 suspected criminals in Ekiti 

November 9, 2023 Ojo Oladele 0

No fewer than thirteen suspected criminals have been paraded by the Ekiti State Police Command for various offences ranging from drug trafficking, armed robbery, rape and conspiracy. The suspects were paraded with various items recovered from them which include, household materials, power generating set and forty bags of cannabis sativa. Addressing journalists at the command’s headquarters in Ado- Ekiti, the Read More

Robbery: NSCDC nabs man, 47,  for raping woman before own baby 

January 12, 2023 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil  Defence  Corps (NSCDC) Kwara state command have arrested 47-year-old Ganiyu Yusuf who allegedly broke into a woman’s house in Oloje area of Ilorin, and raped her before her child. The suspect also carted away with her items. The suspect, according to the spokesperson of the command Ayenj Olasunkanmi, allegedly gained access into the Read More

Youth groups apprehend 80 suspected criminals in Anambra 

December 27, 2022 Admin III 0

  The Anambra Youth Volunteers have arrested over 80 suspected criminals in Upper Iweka, Onitsha, in the Onitsha South local government area of Anambra state. The leader of the youth group, Chukwuma Okpalaezeukwu, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday Upper Iweka is an area noted for high rates of crime, mainly armed robbery and touting. Okpalaezeukwu, who is also the Read More

3 to die by hanging for rape, murder of UNILORIN student

December 13, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Three of the eight accused persons alleged to have raped and murdered a 24-year-old University of Ilorin student, Olajide Blessing Omowumi, on June 2, 2021 have been convicted and sentenced to death by hanging. The accused were brought before the court by the Kwara state government in suit No KWS/33c/c/2021 on 11-count charge bordering on armed robbery, illegal possession of Read More

Police break silence on ‘invasion of popular Senator’s residence’

December 5, 2022 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Police have arrested four suspects for attempted armed robbery at the Minna residence of Senator Mohammed Sani Musa. The Police Public Relations Officer of the Niger State Police Command,  Wasiu Abiodun, stated this Sunday in a statement issued in Minna.  He dismissed online reports of assassination attempt on the Lawmaker adding, “the command to respond to an online publication Read More

Popular US rapper shot dead

September 13, 2022 Admin III 0

Popular American rapper and singer, Rakim Hasheem Allen professionally known as PnB Rock, has been shot dead. The rapper was shot in a restaurant during a robbery in South Los Angeles, United States of America. Report has it that he was fatally shot during a robbery at the Roscoes’s House of Chicken &Waffles on Monday after his girlfriend posted a Read More

Breaking: Armed robbers raid banks in Kogi community

December 14, 2021 Admin III 0

Armed robbers armed with sophisticated weapons on Tuesday afternoon raided banks in Odo Ere, headquarters of Yagba West local government area of Kogi state. The robbers, said to be about 13 in number, stormed the community and killed several passerby while the banks were painted with bullets. Blueprint learnt that the criminals operated for about two hours, going from bank Read More

Unpleasant report of bank robberies in Osun state

October 27, 2021 Admin III 0

Banks in Osun state have come under attacks lately because armed robbers have been having their ways both day and night. LATEEF IBRAHIM reports that many banks have closed shop as a result of this. The security situation in Osun state, particularly the havoc caused by bank robberies, has paralyzed business activities in some local governments as many banks have 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

Police nab robber, bank staff for attempted robbery in Ogun

October 5, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun state police command have arrested one, Olagoke Dare, a staff of Abestone Microfinance bank located in Abeokuta for planning with one, Idowu Tunde to him of a cash sum of N3million belong to the bank. The police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a press statement made available to Blueprint Tuesday, stated that the duo were arrested following the confessional Read More

Police nab ‘armed robber’ terrorising Ogun community

October 3, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun state police command have arrested one armed robbery suspect terrorising residents of Silva Estate Odomalasa area of Ilese ijebu. The suspect, Bolanle Ojomu was arrested while carrying out robbery operation in the area. The police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a press statement made to Blueprint Sunday, stated that the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the Read More

Police burst kidnap syndicate, recover arms, vehicles in Imo

September 22, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Operatives of the  Imo State Police Command has bursted a kidnap and armed robbery syndicate in the state, recovering arms and vehicles from the gang. In a press briefing at the Command’s headquarters Owerri, Wednesday, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Rabiu Hussaini said the breakthrough followed the kidnapping of one Okechukwu Mbata, 42 years of age, in 2019 and Kelechi Read More

FCTA moves against criminals, nabs 14 in city centre

September 7, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

As a swift response to public outcry over incessant criminal activities and attacks on residents, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Tuesday stormed some of the dreaded flash points within the City Centre, arresting 14 suspects, recovered dangerous weapons and destroying their shanties.  The worst hit by the manhunt operations were the areas around Bolingo hotels, Church Gate Towers, Read More

2 bandits shot dead during gun battle with police in Ogun

August 30, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Two members of a suspected kidnap syndicate have been shot dead by men of the Ogun state Police Command during a gun battle at Itori area of Ewekoro local government of the state. The command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi made this known in a press statement made available to Blueprint in Abeokuta, Monday. Oyeyemi stated that the two suspects met their waterloo Read More

Police arrest 7 notorious armed robbers in Delta

August 22, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta State Police command on Sunday arrested seven suspected armed robbers believed to have been terrorising Sapele local government area of the state and it’s environs. The hoodlums were arrested separately by the police operatives for armed robbery in Oghara and Sapele axis. The state command public relations officer PPRO DSP Bright Edafe who confirmed that development said on “18/8/2021 Read More

Hijrah: University Don, monarch lament insecurity, call for self-protection

August 9, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Muslims in Osun state Monday lamented incessant killings and kidnapping in the country, calling on community leaders to provide security in their abodes.  The Vice Chancellor, Fountain University, Osogbo, Prof. Hamid Sanni, and the the Aragbiji of Iragbiji, Oba AbduRasheed Olabomi, spoke at the Hijrah 1443 celebration in Osogbo, the state capital.  In his lecture titled “Insecurity Level in Nigeria, Tilting Read More

4 arrested for ‘murder, culpable homicide’ in Yobe

July 27, 2021 Admin III 0

Yobe state police command has arrested four culprits for alleged armed robbery and culpable homicide. In a statement signed by the Command’s police public relations officer, (PPRO) Abdul-Karim Dungus, the suspects are, Umar Shaibu AKA Abba aged 21 of Sabon Fegi ward, Tajjuddeen Taufiq aged 20 of Abasha ward, Ismail Moh’d aged 17 of Abasha ward, and Bulama Modu aged Read More

Edo police arrest 22-yr-old ‘kidnap kingpin’

July 2, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Edo state Police Command on Friday disclosed that it had arrested a 22-year-old suspected kidnap kingpin in the state. This was contained in a statement issued by the Command’s public relations officer, SP Kontongs Bello, in Benin City. The statement indicated that the suspect was arrested through Hi-tech tracking and intelligence on Thursday around the old road in Aduwawa Read More