Missing revenue: SERAP sues Tinubu, seeks probe of oil companies

November 6, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit against President Bola Tinubu over his administration’s failure to probe alleged missing funds for unaccounted oil revenues and repair of refineries between 2020 and 2021. This is contained in a statement released by the organisation’s deputy director, Kolawole Oluwadare, which was made available to Blueprint, Sunday. The allegations are Read More

Foundation advocates community policing to aid crime prevention

September 22, 2023 Patrick Ahanor 0

A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Cleen Foundation, has advocated for community-oriented policing to aid Serious Organised Crimes (SOCs) prevention such as drugs, robbery, cultism amongst others. The foundation said crime preventive model is a sure way of policing geared to divert individuals from joining organised crimes by providing them with alternative opportunities and positive lifestyle choices. Programme Manager of the group, Read More

No crime if Sunrise paid Agunloye’s medical bills

September 19, 2023 Dr. Bola Philips (Esq) 0

It is not a crime if Sunrise paid Dr. Olu Agunloye’s medical bill or travel expenses 16 years after he left office as minister of power and steel in the President Olusegun Obasanjo government. It’s no news that a foreign legal firm is allegedly using the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and some elements in the ministry of justice Read More

Foundation proffers solution to crime control in Edo

August 1, 2023 Patrick Ahanor 0

A non-governmental organization, under the ageis of Cleen Foundation, has advocated for Crime Prevention Partnership (CPP) to combat human trafficking, cult related activities, drugs and organised crimes in Edo state. The foundation in collaboration with TAG international has organised a two-day training for stakeholders to assist security agencies in the fight against the vices. The stakeholders that included civil rights Read More

NSCDC arrests 42-year- old man for impersonating soldier in Kwara

April 3, 2023 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The Kwara state command of the Nigeria  Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC), Kwara state command, has arrested  a 42 –year- old Abdulsalam Ajibola, for impersonating a soldier and defrauding unsuspecting  Nigerians.  A statement by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Ayeni Olasunkanmi, said Ajibola  impersonated a soldier with a view to defrauding one Abdullahi Saheed of the sum of N700,000, Read More

Ortom lifts ban on use of motorcycle in Benue communities 

March 7, 2023 John Shiaondo 0

Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, Monday, directed the lifting of ban on motorcycles in the Sankera axis of the state. The state government had placed a ban on use of motorcycles in Sankera area comprising Katsina-Ala, Ukum and Logo local government areas due to activities of criminals and bandits in the area. The ban later included the use of Toyota Read More

Kogi IRS set to clampdown on fake revenue collectors in Kogi

February 14, 2023 Oyibo Salihu 0

Kogi Internal Revenue Service (KGIRS) has vowed to clamp down on illegal and fake revenue collectors as part of the measures to prevent double taxation on businesses and tax payers. The executive chairman of Kogi State Internal Revenue Service (KGIRS), Alhaji Sule Salihu Enehe, stated this Tuesday when journalists paid him a congratulatory visit for his elevation as the substantive executive Read More

EFCC docks Kogi governor’s nephew for N3bn fraud

February 8, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Wednesday, arraigned one Ali Bello, a nephew of the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, before Justice Obiora Egwuatu of a Federal High Court Abuja, over N3billion fraud. EFCC Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, in a press statement in Abuja, said: “Bello was docked alongside Abba Adauda, Yakubu Siyaka Adabenege, Iyada Sadat, Rashida Read More

Police minister assures on Nigeria’s support for INTERPOL, WAPIS to end crime

January 18, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Minister of Police Affairs, Dr. Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, has reiterated the federal government’s support of the  to INTERPOL and West African Police Information Programme (WAPIS) to end crimes in the country and sub-region. He stated this during a courtesy visit by the INTERPOL Executive Directorate Police Services, Mr. Kavanagh Stephen, to the ministry headquarters in Abuja. A press statemenr Read More

Man, 31, kills 49-year-old Facebook lover

December 28, 2022 Admin III 0

Nigeria Police have arrested a 31-year-old man identified as Edeh Tochukwu, for allegedly killing his lover, Ijeoma Phyllis, 49, and theft of the deceased property. The Intelligence Response Team (IRT), revealed this in a statement on Tuesday December 27, 2022. The statement reads; “Operatives of the DCP Olatunji Disu-led police team arrested the suspect in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Read More

Edo: 2 in police net for N91m fraud

December 27, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

  The Nigeria Police Force National Cybercrime Centre has arrested two suspects over computer-related fraud, identity theft, cryptocurrency fraud and obtaining money by false pretence. The Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. He said the suspects specialised in defrauding unsuspecting victims of foreign countries by assuming the identities of other persons Read More

AGF petitioned to commence criminal prosecution of Senator Abba Moro

December 15, 2022 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Attorney General of the Federation and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, has been urged to immediately withdraw all the no- prosecution notice on the Senator representing Benue South, Senator Abba Moro to pave way for fresh criminal prosecution against the Senator  Achepa Oche Francis, in a petition submitted to the office of the AGF and dated 12th December,  Read More

50-yr-old man arrested for strangling estranged lover in Oyo 

December 7, 2022 Admin III 0

 The Oyo state Police command has confirmed the arrest of a 50-year-old man, Joshua Oyebode, for allegedly strangling his 22-year-old lover, Bukola Ajala, to death in Ogbomoso area of the state. The state police spokesperson, SP Adewale Osifeso, paraded the suspect at the command headquarters in Eleyele, Ibadan Tuesday. Osifeso said preliminary investigation show that the accused lured the victim Read More

Sylvester Oromoni: One year after, Activist, NUJ, others demand justice

November 30, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Activists and friends have gathered to renew the call for justice for late 12- year-old student of Dowen College, Lagos, Sylvester Oromoni Jnr. who died owing to injuries allegedly sustained from bullying and assault by some senior students.  They gathered at the instance of two leading Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Abuja – Men Against Rape Foundation (MARF) and Make Read More

N10m ‘fraud’: FCT Police nab 61-year-old fake AIG

November 24, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has arrested a serial fraudster who specialises in impersonating legal practitioners and senior law enforcement officers to defraud unsuspecting members of the public. A press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the Command, DSP Josephine Adeh, Wednesday in Abuja, said: “Following a series of petitions and reports at various formations/ Read More

Chinese stabs girlfriend to death in Kano

September 17, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

A Chinese man has allegedly stabbed his girlfriend, Ummakulsum Sani Buhari, to death at Janbulo quarters, Kumbotso local government area of Kano state Friday. Confirming the event, a Twitter user, Ahmadranking said that a misunderstanding between the duo led to the incident. He said, “A little misunderstanding reportedly occurred prompting the accused to call Ummita repeatedly and she was said Read More

VIDEO: Moment man sentenced to death for murder made attempt to escape

August 4, 2022 Editor 0

A man Uduak Akpan convicted for killing job seeker Iniobong Umoren in Akwa Ibom state on Thursday made attempt to escape from the High Court. After the sentence was announced by the trial judge, Justice Bassey Nkanang, on Thursday. It ook the intervention of the police to foil the attempted escape. The convict was sentenced to death by hanging and Read More

In Ogun, Police arrests 5 most wanted armed robbery gang 

February 27, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Operatives of the Ogun state police command have arrested five dreaded cultists who have been on the wanted list in their hideout along Molipa road Ijebu ode, while planning another violent attack.  The arrest was contained in a press statement made available to Blueprint, Sunday, by the police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in Abeokuta. The suspects – Segun Olabiyi, Musa Atanda, Olorunjuedalo Adewale, Read More

Man, 38, stabs mistress husband to death in Ogun

January 9, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Operatives of the Ogun state police command have arrested a 38 year-old man, Daniel Udoh, for stabbing to death one Emeka Umonko, the husband to the woman whom the suspect was allegedly having a secret love affair with.The command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, stated this in a press statement made available to Blueprint Sunday in Abeokuta. Oyeyemi stated that the suspect was Read More

Breaking: Obi Cubana now free from EFCC custody – Associate

November 2, 2021 Admin III 0

Popular billionaire businessman Obi Iyiegbu, popularly known as Obi Cubana is now a free man, Blueprint reports. He was was reportedly released from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday, according to his close associate Instigator PH who shared the information on his Instagram page. The news of Obi Cubana’s arrest was everywhere on Monday. The Read More

Breaking: EFCC arrests Obi Cubana

November 2, 2021 Editor 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly arrest a popular socialite and entrepreneur Obinna Iyiegbu, popularly known as Cubana over alledged money laundering and tax fraud. EFCC authorities were yet to confirm the latest development as at the time of filling this report. Obi Cubana made headlines in July when he hosted an ostentatious burial for his late mother Read More

Anambra: Youth ambassador to US warns youths against political thuggery, ballox snatching

November 1, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

Ahead of the Anambra  state governorship election, the Nigerian Youth Ambassador to the United States and Secretary-General, Nigerian Youth Congress (NYC), Dr. Raymond Edoh, has warned the Nigerian youths against electoral violence. Also, he appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to trend with caution while discharging its duties during the exercise so that the decision of the masses Read More

Insecurity: Stop tagging terrorism as banditry, Akeredolu warns

October 25, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has warned that the various criminal activities of kidnapping, bombing and assault on the people in some parts of the country which are being referred to as banditry must be appropriately addressed as terrorism. Governor Akeredolu said that infiltration of the country’s borders and burning down of railway are activities that must be Read More

Group tasks NSCDC, FRSC, others on transparent recruitment

October 5, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of Civil Society Network (NCSN) has urged government agencies to exercise high level of transparency in their recruitment processes  NCSN in a press briefing Monday, tasked the leadership of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the Federal Road safety Corps (FRSC) to emulate their sister agencies while conducting their recruitment process.  Chairman of the Coalition, Comrade Zakari Hashim, 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