Imo: Police confirm murder of traditional ruler

November 27, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Imo State Police Command has confirmed the killing of the traditional ruler of Otulu Amumara Autonomous Community in the Ezinihitte-Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State, Joe Ochulor, by gunmen. Police spokesperson in Imo, Henry Okoye, said in a statement on Monday that the traditional ruler was abducted by gunmen on Saturday, November 25, 2023. He said his lifeless Read More

Breaking: Gunmen murder former Benue LG Chairman

October 29, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

Kidnappers have murdered a former chairman of Katsina Ala and Ukum Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Benue state, Elder Washima Erukaa. Erukaa, 80, was abducted from his home in Zakibiam, Ukum LGA, on September 23, 2023. A family source who confirmed the development, said the kidnappers had communicated Erukaa’s passing to his family, and said they have since buried him. Read More

IPI, NUJ demand probe of VON reporter’s murder in Zamfara

September 22, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

The International Press Institute (IPI) Nigeria and the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Thursday, called on the Inspector General of Police and other security agencies to immediately launch an investigation into the abduction and subsequent killing of a Reporter with the Voice of Nigeria (VON) in Zamfara state, Hamisu Danjibga. Recall that Danjibga was abducted in his house in Samaru Read More

Kano; INEC orders supplementary poll in Doguwa’s constituency 

March 9, 2023 Admin III 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday said it will conduct a supplementary election in Tudun Wada, Doguwa federal constituency in Kano state. The constituency is being represented by Ado Doguwa, who is facing a murder charge after he was allegedly involved in a violent disturbance after the 25 February presidential and National Assembly elections. INEC cancelled the election held in Read More

Imo Police arrests prophet, woman for attempted murder of ex-husband’s son

February 11, 2023 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The police detectives of the Imo State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department have arrested one fake and self-acclaimed prophet, Osinachi Makuo, aged 34, from Ehime Mbano Local Government Area (LGA) of Imo State. The police command also arrested a woman, a 50-year-old Nwabueze Maria, of Umuekwe Mgbidi in Oru West LGA, Imo State, for various criminal offences ranging from conspiracy, Read More

Ogun: Police parade suspected killers of Fatinoye couple, son [Video]

February 10, 2023 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The three suspects involved in the killing of Fatinoye couple and their only son have been paraded by operatives of Ogun state police command at the command’s headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta. The suspects are Lekan Adekanbi, Ahmed Odetola, and Waheed Adeniji, who were paraded alongside Lekan’s mother and girlfriend who were arrested as accomplices to the crime. Briefing newsmen, Friday, Read More

Murder of OAU Student: Adedoyin closes case as court adjourns for adoption of addresses 

February 2, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim, Osogbo 0

Justice Oyebola Ojo of an Osun state high court sitting in Osogbo, Thursday adjourned the case of Dr. Rahmon Adedoyin, the owner of the Hilton hotel where a Master student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Timothy Adegoke, lodged before his death to March 16, for the adoption of written addresses. Adedoyin and six staff of his hotel are standing Read More

Gunmen invade Anambra communities, kill one, abduct another

December 28, 2022 Admin III 0

  Gunmen have killed a young man in Okpuno, a community in Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra state, South-east Nigeria. The victim, simply identified as Ifeanyi, was reportedly abducted in the community on Friday. His body was later found on Sunday along a road in Awka, the state capital. He hailed from Awgbu, a community in the Orumba Read More

DSS foils abduction of Ebonyi LP senatorial candidate Okorie  

November 17, 2022 Amarachukwu Egwu-Agha 0

Attempt to abduct the Labour Party (LP)  senatorial candidate for Ebonyi South, Mr .Linus Okorie, has been averted by the Department of State Services (DSS) operatives. Okorie, Wednesday, appeared at the Federal High Court Abakaliki but the matter was adjourned to Friday, 18th November 2022 by Justice Riman Fatum.  Magistrate Court 1, Abakaliki, had remanded Linus Okorie, a two-term House of Representative Read More

VIDEO: Husband murders wife, drinks poison in Niger

August 10, 2022 Admin III 0

A 45-year-old man, identified as Adeniyi Jose, has reportedly strangled his wife, Chioma Gloria Ibeh, to death over allegation of infidelity. The incident occurred in Suleja, Niger State on Monday. Source close to the scene of the event said Adeniyi consumed a poisonous substance believed to be sniper shortly after the ‘murder’ of his wife. Neighbors however, rushed the Ondo-born Read More

Enugu: Court remands man for alleged murder of wife

February 15, 2022 Chuks Nweze 0

A magistrate court in Enugu, Enugu state, has remanded Mr Remijus Nwaju of No 7, Ajali Crescent, Independence Layout, Enugu for alleged murder of his wife, Phelomena Nwaju. Remijus was alleged to have killed his wife on the 15th of November 2021, an offence punishable under Section 494 of the Criminal Code Cap 30 Vol. 11 Laws of Enugu state Read More

Court remands suspected killers of Mrs Igbinedion

January 4, 2022 Patrick Ahanor 0

Justice Efe Ikpomwomba of a Benin High Court in Edo state has remanded suspected killers of Mrs. Maria Oredola Igbinedion to Correction Centre.The Judge refered the case to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), of the State ministry of justice for advice  and adjourned  to January 26, 2022. Police prosecutor CSP Peter Ngwumba told the court that the prime suspect Dominion Okoro, a Read More

Man shoots neighbour dead over loud music

December 28, 2021 Admin III 0

A U.S. man in Florida identified as Zachary Moncada allegedly shot his neighbour during a dispute over loud music on Christmas Eve, a report said. CBS 12 reported that, the 31-year-old was accused of shooting the man in the back before the victim’s relatives subdued him on the front lawn of their Boca Raton home. The victim’s family disarmed Moncada, Read More

Technician arrested for stabbing union leader to death in Ogun

December 27, 2021 Admin III 0

The Ogun state police command has arrested 32-year- old fridge and air-condition technician, Toheeb Akanji, for stabbing to death a 42- year- old Damilare Babatunde Oladipupo, a member of one of the transport unions in the state. The command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, stated this in a press statement made available to Blueprint, Sunday in Abeokuta Oyeyemi stated that the Read More

Police nab man for masterminding wife’s abduction, murder

December 15, 2021 Admin III 0

The Operatives of the Nigeria Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) have arrested one Emeh Kalu, alongside three others, over the abduction and gruesome killing of his wife, Nneka Nwanyi-Sunday Emeh Kalu. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba, in a press statement, Wednesday in Abuja, said Nneka Nwanyi-Sunday was earlier reported missing and later found dead in a cassava Read More

Alleged murder: Families beg IGP to release detained son, daughter

November 17, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The families of late Justin Bajogo Osuhor of Umunede, Delta state, and Late Wilfred Obiora Efifie of Agulu in Anambra state have cried out to the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali, to use his good offices to ensure the release of their detained son and son-in-law, Mr Jude Osuhor, and their daughter and in-law, Miss Happiness Efifie, from Read More

Mother, son arrested for murder of 60-year-old neighbor

October 29, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The men of the Ogun state police command have arrested one Mary Ogbeifu and her son, Godwin Ogbeifu for the gruesome murder of a 60 year old neighbor, Iyabo Olasheinde. The arrest was contained in a press statement issued by the police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi and made available to Blueprint, Friday. The suspects, according to Oyeyemi were arrested following Read More

Osun govt withdraws case against Aregbesola’s loyalists

October 23, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state government, Friday, withdrew case instituted against some loyalists of former Governor Rauf Aregbesola, who are standing trial on alleged breach of peace. The defendants are leaders of the splinter group of the All Progressives Congress (APC), ‘The Osun Progressives’ (TOP). They are Hon Rasaq Salinsile, former party secretary and chairman of the factional APC, former State Chairman of the party, Read More

Breaking: Long-serving Lawmaker stabbed to death

October 15, 2021 Admin III 0

Conservative MP Sir David Amess has died after being stabbed at his constituency surgery in Essex. Police said a 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder after the attack at a church in Leigh-on-Sea. They said they recovered a knife and were not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said “our hearts Read More

Killing field close to FCT minister’s residence discovered, victim’s head chopped off, hung on tree, 4 persons killed

October 7, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Few kilometres away from the Life -Camp official residence of the FCT minister is located a burgeoning slum, known as Kuchibena, where deadly cult activities have turned into a killing field and making life miserable for residents. In the last two months, terrified residents said several persons have died, with about four persons murdered this week in a most gruesome Read More

Anambra: Uba, APC cancel campaign flag-off ‘to honour victims of attacks’

October 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The campaign flag-off ceremony of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scheduled to hold today ahead the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state has been postponed to honour victims of various attacks. Governorship candidate of the APC, Senator Andy Uba, has said in a statement he personally signed. Uba said his party will not play politics with people’s lives, and added Read More

Group faults court ruling exonerating murder suspect

September 24, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

A Benin City-based social cultural group, Benin Solidarity Movement (BSN), has expressed reservations over the decision of Edo state High Court which struck out a case of alleged murder against one Isaiah Akpani (defendant). The group, in a protest march in Benin City, demanded that “the case should be revisited and given the right measure of judgement it deserves.” Its Read More

Murder: Osun court adjourns bail of Esuleke, son, others

September 21, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Justice Ayo Oyebiyi of an Osun state high sitting in Osogbo, the state capital, has adjourned the bail of a popular Masquerade custodian, Kayode Esuleke, his son, Ifasola Esuleke, Adeosun Kola and Idowu Abimbola, to September 23, 2021, for ruling. The defendants were arraigned on September 14, on thirteen count charges bothering on alleged murder of one Salahudeen Moshood, attempted murder, malicious damage, Read More

Prostitution: Police nab 2 for trafficking teenagers to Ghana

September 8, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi Police command Tuesday, paraded two suspects for trafficking teenage girls for prostitution. The suspects Ivi Chukwu Chinecherem, age 20yrs and Ogbonna Justice, age 19 yrs were said to have been involved in the trafficking of five Ebonyi female teenagers to Ghana for  Akaeze community in Ivo local government area of Ebonyi state. While parading the suspects, the commissioner of Read More