Stowaway suspects recount ordeals

November 18, 2023 Oguntade Ismaila 0

…Say we survived on biscuits, sachet water A 22-year-old stowaway suspect, Ebi Agrive, has recounted their ordeals while in the ship, saying they fed on biscuits and sachet water inside the ship in their desperate bid to travel out of the country. He said they shared only 10 biscuits and five sachet water in their bags so that the ship Read More

EFCC arrests 69 suspected internet fraudsters in Ile-Ife 

November 1, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim 0

  Operatives of the Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested 69 suspected internet fraudsters in Osun state. A statement by head, Media & Publicity of the agency, Dele Oyewale,  Wednesday said they were arrested at Oduduwa Estate area of Ile-Ife, following actionable intelligence on their suspected involvement in fraudulent internet-related  activities. The suspects are:   Dankuwo Eniola Erioluwa, Read More

Kwara: EFCC nabs cleric, brothers, 25 others for internet fraud

March 23, 2023 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Operatives of the Ilorin zonal command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Thursday arrested 28 persons for alleged internet fraud in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital. The arrest, according to the commission, was carried out at mandate area, Ilorin, following actionable intelligence on the activities of fraudsters operating in the area. Preliminary investigations revealed the identity of the Read More

OPWS troops rescue kidnapped victims, foil Benue robbery attack  

December 4, 2022 John Shiaondo 0

Troops of Operation Whirls Stroke (OPWS) have arrested two kidnap kingpins and foiled attempts by kidnappers in Zaki Biam Ukum local government area of Benue state.  The notorious kidnappers identified as Kperai Daniel and Kanyitor Chiangi were known to have specialised in kidnapping locals for ransom. The Public Relations Officer  (PRO) of OPWS, Flight Lieutenant Audu Hussaini Katty, in a statement Read More

Ibadan rally: Police break silence over ‘assassination attempt’ on Obi 

November 27, 2022 Admin III 0

The Oyo state police command, weekend debunked the news of an assassination attempt on the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) and former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, during his presidential rally in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital. A video of a man with double-faced jack-knife previously identified as Lekan Salami at Adamasingba Stadium, Ibadan, had been widely Read More

Lady, 29, arrested with teenager for armed robbery in Ogun

November 27, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A 29-year-old-lady, Chioma Okafor, and a teenager, Nweke Joshua, 19, have been arrested by men of Ogun state Police Command while carrying out robbery operation at Adesan area of Mowe, in Ifo Local government area of the state. Their arrest was contained in a statement made available to Blueprint, Sunday, by the command’s spokesperson, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi in Abeokuta. The suspects, according Read More

Revealed! How NDLEA nabbed General Overseer with drugs at Lagos airport

March 14, 2022 Agi Onda 0

  The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested the General Overseer of Christ Living Hope Church, Rev. Ugochukwu Emmanuel Ekwem, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport for drug peddling. The cleric was arrested while on his way to a three-week crusade in Nairobi, Kenya, with 54 sticks of drugs wrapped around his body. The popular preacher, who has Read More

FCT Police smash car theft syndicate, nab 8, recover 88 laptops, 7 cars, 2 pistle, others

October 26, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The FCT Police Command has smashed a car theft syndicate terrorising residents of the territory and its environs, just as eight members of the syndicate were arrested. Parading the suspects before journalists, Tuesday at the Command Hedaquarters in Abuja, the Commissioner of Police in charge of the FCT, CP Babaji Sunday, said the Command has intensified vehicular and foot patrols, Read More

3 arrested in Ogun for beating man to death over iPhone 6

October 21, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Men of Ogun state police command have arrested three men, Felix Sunday, Shomuye Musa and Oluwatobi Michael for beating one Tunji George to death over an allegation of stealing an iPhone 6. The arrest was contained in a press statement made available to Blueprint Thursday by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in Abeokuta. The suspects, according Read More

Cultists clash in Osun: Amotekun, JTF raid hideouts, arrests 11

September 13, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

There was panic in Owo-Ope area, Osogbo, Osun state, as suspected cultists clashed and killed one person. The victim whose name was not confirmed as at the time of filing this report, was allege to be a member of a rival group of the cultists. It was gathered that residents scampered for safety when the suspected cultists stormed the area, shooting 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

Breaking: Operation Safe Haven troops burst drug syndicates, recover N9.5m worth of Indian hemp (PICTURES)

September 4, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos 0

Troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH) on Saturday September 4, 2021 bursted drug syndicate and recovered 320 blocks of Indian hemp worth N9.5 million concealed in a Toyota Camry car with registration number Abuja ABC 214 HV. Information Officer of OPSH, Major Ishaku Takwa, made the disclosure in a press release. “The suspects Sgt Patrick Kalu, a retired police officer, Read More

EFCC declares Lekki cyber crime hotbed, nabs 402

September 3, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared fast-developing upper middle class area of Lagos Metropolis, Lekki, as an emerging new hub of internet-related fraud. Data from the investigation activities of the Lagos Command of the EFCC for the second quarter of 2021, that between April and June, 2021, the Advance Fee Fraud and Cyber Crime Sections of the Read More

Insecurity: Another 2 farmers killed in Osun

August 29, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Barely two weeks that five farmers were killed in Toro village, Modakeke, two farmers have been killed in Alapata, another village in Modakeke. A man and a woman whose identities yet unknown, were said to be working in their farm when the assailants murdered them. It was gathered that another person who was in the farm very close to where Read More

4 confirmed dead as police repels attack to free armed robbers in Osun

August 26, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Police Command, Thursday, confirmed death of four suspects in the attack on police van taking suspected robbers to Ilesa correctional centre, Wednesday afternoon. The police explained that an attack by some hoodlums to prevent suspected robbers from being taken to the correctional centre after court had remanded them, was repelled by security operatives who engaged them in a Read More

No criminal element’ll be tolerated in FCT, CP Sunday warns

August 13, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The newly appointed Commissioners of Police for the FCT Police Command, CP Babaji Sunday, has warned criminal elements in the territory to either repent or be prepared to face the full wrath of the law warning that: “no criminal element will be tolerated within the FCT.” Addressing a maiden press briefing, Friday at the Command Headquarters in Abuja, the new police boss Read More

Customs intercepts 39,000 litres of diesel concealed in sawdust

August 11, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service’s Joint Border Patrol Team (JBPT) in the north central zone, have intercepted a Kebi bound truck concealing 39,000 litres of diesel with sawdust. The seized products were packaged in 60 litres each and concealed with sawdust in polythene sacks. The coordinator of JBPT, in the zone, Comptroller Olugboyega Peters, disclosed this in Ilorin, Kwara Read More

Police arrest IPOB chief priest, recover explosives, others

August 11, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Imo Police Command says it is on record that the remnants of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra(IPOB) now patronize spiritual churches for fortification. This is contained in a press statement issued to newsmen and signed by the Command’s spokesman, CSP Mike Abattam, Tuesday.  According to him, the patronage to spiritual churches was confirmed on 4/8/2021, at about 1820 hours, while  interrogating suspects arrested Read More

Leave Abba Kyari alone

August 8, 2021 Admin III 0

It is no longer news that the celebrated super cop and erstwhile head of the Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari, has been suspended by the Police Service Commission to pave the way for investigation of bribery allegations against him by the notorious internet fraudster, Hushpuppi.  Abba Kyari has been declared wanted by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for Read More

Benue: Again police gun down kidnap suspect, arrest 2 suspects

August 5, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

Benue joint security outfit, Operation Zenda, Wednesday, rescued a kidnap victim in Logo local government area of the state and gunned down one suspect kidnapper. This is coming two days after three suspected kidnappers who abducted a Benue state Commissioner’s wife in exchange of gunfire with security men were also gunned down in Makurdi, the state capital. Spokesperson Benue Police Read More

Customs nabs 3 with N22.3bn pangolin scales

August 5, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Officers of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Wednesday nabbed three smugglers who specialise in sales of banned endangered species with huge kilograms of Pangolin scales and Elephant tusks valued at N22.3 billion. Controller General of Customs (CGC), Col. Hammed Ali, while displaying the seizures in Lagos Wednesday put the weight at 17,137.44 kilograms of Pangolin scales (196 sacks), 870.44 kilograms Read More

Customs FOU Zone ‘C’ intercepts 6 containers of unprocessed timber, arrests 2

August 2, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit Zone ‘C’ said it intercepted three trucks conveying six 6×20ft containers of logs of unprocessed timber. Zonal Coordinator for Zone ‘C’, Ag. ACG Olusemire Kayode who displayed the seized containers at the zonal headquarters, Port Harcourt on Monday disclosed that two suspects were also arrested. He noted that the exportation of Read More

No forex sale to BDCs: CBN disrupts juiciest economic racket – Rewane

July 29, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) may have unwittingly upturned table of one of the ‘juiciest gravy trains in the Nigerian economic racket’ with the disruption of the sales of foreign exchange (forex) to the Bureau De Change (BDCs), Bismarck Rewane, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Financial Derivatives Company (FDC) Limited has said. For Rewane, this 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