Global community must prioritise prevention of drug trafficking, abuse – Tinubu

September 27, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has implored heads of national drug law enforcement agencies in Africa to renew the fight against substance abuse and illicit drug trafficking in their respective countries. The president made the call Tuesday at the 31st meeting of the Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies, Africa (HONLAF) in Abuja. He warned that the African continent would Read More

Kogi: Community petitions IGP over ‘illegal’ mining licence

September 21, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Orinono Community Center, Ogugu in Olamaboro Local Government Area of Kogi State has petitioned the Inspector General of Police. In the petition, they demanded the investigation, arrest and prosecution of Mr. Ujah Sani Simeon, the Ejeh of Olamaboro, forfraudulently applying and obtaining small scale mining lease (liecence), without the consent of the host community, Orinono Center and their paramount Read More

Lawmaker’s aide murder: Force PRO impressed with arrest of culprits

September 20, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Impressed with the commitment of operatives of the Lagos Police Commnad to unravel the criscumstances surrounding the murder of the personal aide to Sen. Olamilekan Yaayi, the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, has commended the officers for the arrest of the culprits. Blueprint reports that the lawmaker’s aide, Adeniyi Sanni, was reportedly robbed and killed on Saturday, August Read More

Taskforce arrest 35 suspected drugs dealers, other traffickers, criminals in Anambra

September 16, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Anambra State Government Joint Taskforce (JTF), Saturday, said they have arrested 35 persons suspected to be engaging in peddling drugs and other criminal activities in the State. The Public Relations Officer (PRO), Operation Clean and Healthy Anambra (OCHA Brigade), Mr Anthony Agbafune, who stated this while parading the suspects in Awka, Anambra state capital, said the agency carried out the Read More

Imo: Court jails 4 for homosexualism

September 8, 2023 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

An Owerri Magistrate Court presided over by His Worship, Uche Stella Chukwu, Friday, sentenced a 37-year old man, Chibuzo Peter, to 14 years imprisonment for having unlawful carnal knowledge of three young men, Solomon Sunday, 18, Ezirim Chimezie 18, and Anthony Oparaugo, 19, on August 14, 2023, against the order of nature with their consents obtained by force, threat and Read More

DSS arrests officials diverting FG’s palliatives

September 5, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), Tuesday, nabbed some officials of State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) diverting palliatives meant for the citizens to cushion the effects of fuel subsidy removal. Some of the suspects arrested at a popular market in Lafia, Nasarawa state capital where the items were being resold included officials of Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency Read More

Chukkol tasks media on support for fight against cybercrimes in Kaduna

August 30, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), AbdulKarim Chukkol, has charged the media to beam it’s searchlight on rising cases of internet and cybercrimes which has become a menace to socio-economic activities of Kaduna state.  EFCC Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, inna pressbstatememt, Wednesday in Abuja, said the Commission’s boss gave the charge on Wednesday Read More

EFCC nabs 5 for forging ONSA, AGF’s letterhead

August 30, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC,) has arrested five people for allegedly using forged letterheads of the Offices of the National Security Adviser and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice to fraudulently obtain money from unsuspecting members of the public. EFCC Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, in a press statement, on Tuesday in Abuja, said the suspects Read More

EFCC returns $26,000 to Briton internet fraud victim

August 30, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Christine Brown, a British national and a victim of internet fraud has been presented with the sum  of $26,000USD by the Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). A press statement by EFCC Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, in Abuja, said Brown expressed gratitude to the Commission for its efforts which she said, has brought Read More

Why Anambra pastor committed suicide – Source

August 26, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

A man, identified as a pastor of a pentecostal church in Nnewi, Anambra State, Prosper Obum Igboke, has allegedly committed suicide after a lover reportedly turned down marriage proposal. According to sources, Igboke, who hailed from Leru autonomous community in Umunneochi local government area of Abia state, jumped down from a two-storey building and died instantly because he was jilted Read More

Man, 84, machetes wife to death for refusing sex

August 16, 2023 Patrick Ahanor 0

An 84-year-old man has been arrested by the operatives of Edo state police command for allegedly killing his wife, 75. The Octogenarian reportedly machete his wife with a cutlass in their home for “repeatedly denying him sex”. The couple is said to have seven children together- five boys and two girls. The suspect identified as Gabriel Ahuwa was paraded among Read More

Conspiracy, forgery: Police clear wanted suspect 

August 16, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

  The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has cleared Ndiana Abasi Idongesit Udom, a suspect earlier declared wanted for alleged crimes of criminal conspiracy, threat to life, forgery, fraudulent conversion, and conduct likely to cause a breach of peace. The Police on July 22, declared Udom alongside, Peace Ekom Robert, wanted and asked anyone with information that could lead to their Read More

Why FG filed 20 new charges against Emefiele – Official 

August 16, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

The federal government Tuesday filed a fresh 20-count charge against the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Abuja. In one of the counts, the federal government is accusing Emefiele of “conferring unlawful advantages.”Against the backdrop, the federal government applied to withdraw the charge of illegal possession of firearms filed against the Read More

Media Rights accuses police of shielding public officials from scrutiny, seeks IGPs intervention

August 15, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Media Rights Agenda (MRA), on Monday, accused the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) of becoming a shield for public officials and other poweful individuals, just as they called on the acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, to put an end to the growing trend of public officials and other powerful individuals using the Police to silence and punish journalists Read More

2 Nigerian siblings extradited to US for sexual extortion

August 14, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

U.S. Attorney Mark Totten for the Western District of Michigan, on Monday, announced that Samuel Ogoshi, 22, and Samson Ogoshi, 20, both of Lagos, Nigeria, have been extradited to the United States from Nigeria to face prosecution after being indicted in May 2023 for sexually extorting numerous young men and teenage boys in the Western District of Michigan and across Read More

Call for scrapping of DSS laughable, condemnable – CSO

August 9, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Rising-Up for a United Nigeria, a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) has condemned call for scrapping of the Department of State Security (DSS). The CSO seeks to promote good governance and accountability. The attack on DSS comes in the wave of media attacks allegedly by persons loyal to the former Central Bank Governor Mr. Godwin Emefiele. Addressing journalists during a press Read More

CSOs stand by DSS DG, rubishes removal call

July 29, 2023 Editor 0

Rising-Up for a United Nigeria (RUN) has said the call for the removal of the Director General of the Department of State Security (DSS) by Arewa Civil Society Organisations (ACSO) is another plot to distract the attention of the Service and the general public from the ongoing prosecution of criminal cases against highly placed individuals in the country. Rising-Up for Read More

Call for Bichi’s sack handiwork of criminal elements, CSO backs Tinubu, DSS DG

July 29, 2023 Editor 0

A Civil Society Organisation (CSO), Save Nigerian Movement (SNM), has insisted that the recent call for the sack of the Director General of the Department of State Security (DGSS) Mr. Yusuf Magagi Bichi “is the handiwork of high profile criminal suspects who are currently undergoing trial for various crimes of multiple dimensions.” The CSO described such calls as a desperate Read More

EFCC, South Africa partner to tackle economic crimes

July 26, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulkarim Chukkol, on Wednesday, reiterated the Commission’s commitment to working with other law enforcement organisations in Africa in tackling the menace of cybercrime, money laundering and other economic and financial crimes. A press statement by EFCC Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, in Abuja, said the Commission’s boss stated this Read More

Gunmen kill 2, kidnap popular native doctor in Anambra

July 24, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Gunmen have reportedly killed two security men and kidnapped a popular native doctor in Anambra State, Mr Chinedu Nwangwu, alias Akwa Okuko Tiwaraki. Nwangwu, it was learnt, was abducted on Sunday night in his PPP hotel, Oba, Idemili North Local Government Area, after the kidnappers shot two of his security details dead.  A source said they were surprised when they Read More

Emefiele: Group tackles DSS DG for ‘disobedience to court order’

July 21, 2023 Editor 0

A Socio-cultural Group, Oduduwa Youths has called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to immediately sack the director general of Department of State Services (DSS), Yusuf Bichi, “for disobeying court order on the release of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele. The group in a statement by its leader, Comrade Yomi Oladimeji, cited the different court rulings calling for Emefiele’s Read More

EFCC speaks on ‘recruitment’, raises alarm 

July 18, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has warned members of the public against failling prey to fraudsters circulating information social media about the Commission’s  purported online recruitment. EFCC handed down the warning in a press statement by its Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, Monday in Abuja.  He said, “The EFCC is currently not recruiting. The public is therefore Read More

EFCC to sustain partnership with UNODC – Chukkol

July 11, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulkarim Chukkol, has reiterated the Commission’s readiness to sustain its partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). EFCC Head, Media and Publicitt, Wilson Uwujaren, who made this known in a press statement, Monday in Abuja, said the Commission’s  chairman made the disclosure at a meeting with the Read More

Stop blackmailing DSS, CSO tells media houses

July 9, 2023 Editor 0

A Civil Society Organisation (CSO), Rising-Up for a United Nigeria, has issued a stern warning to media groups, cautioning them against interfering with and blackmailing the Department of State Services (DSS). The CSO’s statement comes after certain online media outlets published “misleading narratives and accusations against the DSS.” In a statement signed and made available to journalists by Amb. Solomon Read More

EFCC nabs fake Senator for ‘€5.7m fraud’

June 27, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a fake Senator, Ifechukwu Tom Makwe, for alleged €5.7 million internet fraud.   A press statement by the Commission’s Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, in Abuja on Monday, said Makwe was arrested at the Guzape Area of Abuja following credible intelligence about his internet- related fraud activities. “Upon arrest, it was Read More