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Ex-Super Eagles player, brothers charged with fraud in England

October 25, 2016 Administrator 0

A former Super Eagles World Cup star, Efetobore Sodje, and three of his brothers, Bright, 50; Samuel, 37; and Stephen, 42; will appear at the Westminster Magistrates Court on November 16 to answer charges related to “fraudulent trading.” A statement posted on the United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency (NCA) website weekend, revealed that the brothers were arrested on July 13 Read More

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N304m fraud: Ex-NIMASA boss in plea bargain deal with EFCC

October 25, 2016 Administrator 0

By Jerry Uwah Lagos A former acting Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr. Haruna Jauro, and two others being prosecuted for an alleged fraud of N304.1 million, have begun discussions for plea bargain with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The trial judge, Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, of a Federal High Court in Lagos Read More

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Police to create unit to tackle cybercrime

October 25, 2016 Administrator 0

By Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja The Nigeria Police Force yesterday said it would create a special unit to deal with the rising cases of cybercrime in the country. Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, disclosed this at a three-day Training Workshop on Cybercrime for police officers at the Force Headquarters, Abuja. Idris who was represented by Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Read More

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Misconduct, bribery top complaints against police – CRU

October 18, 2016 Administrator 0

Complaint Response Unit (CRU) of the Nigeria Police Force has continued to make progress towards curbing misconduct among officers and men of the Force. CHIZOBA OGBECHE xrays the unit’s report for 3rd quarter. The Complaint Response Unit (CRU) of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) was established in November 2015 by the former Inspector General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, with Read More

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EFCC grills, detains Obanikoro

October 18, 2016 Administrator 0

Stories by Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday, detained former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, who had presented himself to the anti-graft agency. Obanikoro is at the center of a corruption investigation of N7.5 billion arms money which the commission alleged he diverted to his personal use. The Head, Media and Publicity Read More

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Presidential committee backs DSS raid on judges

October 18, 2016 Administrator 0

Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), yesterday backed the Department of State Services (DSS) on the raid on judges, insisting that the service did not err in law by arresting the judges. DSS on October 7 raided the homes of some judges and arrested them on allegations of corruption. Speaking at the presentation of the committee’s report yesterday in Abuja, Read More

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IGP tasks audit review committee on deadline

October 18, 2016 Administrator 0

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris, has tasked the committee to review Nigeria Police investment companies and subsidiaries and produce the White Paper and implementation of the report, to meet the one-month deadline. Idris handed the charge while inaugurating the committee, weekend, at the Force Headquarters, Abuja. The investments are: Nigeria Police Cooperative; NPF Pensions Ltd; Police Property Read More

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6 nabbed for selling registered sim cards in Kano

October 18, 2016 Administrator 0

By Bashir Mohammed Kano The Enforcement Unit of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has arrested six suspects for selling registered sim cards in Kano metropolis. The NCC Head of Enforcement Unit, Mr Salisu Abdu, disclosed this while briefing journalists shortly after arresting the suspects  yesterday, said they were apprehended during a raid at the Farm Centre GSM market and Yankura Read More

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Judges’ arrest: DSS in the eye of the storm

October 11, 2016 Administrator 0

The clampdown on some judges by the Department of State Services (DSS) has continued to raise a lot of dust as well as questions surrounding the operations of the service in this regard. In this report CHIZOBA OGBCEHE raise some of these questions. Most Nigerians were taken unawares by the raid on the residence of some judges’ as well as Read More

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Police parade ‘kidnappers’ of CBN governor’s wife

October 11, 2016 Administrator 0

Stories by Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja Nigeria Police yesterday paraded nine suspects in connection with the kidnapping of the wife of the governor of Central bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mrs Margret Emiefele, just as over N14million and three vehicles were recovered from them. The suspects include: Lance Corporal Musa Maidabra, 28; Lance corporal Edwin George; Ernest Anthony Uduefe, 32, a dismissed Read More

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We’re committed to human rights – Police

October 11, 2016 Administrator 0

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris, has restated the commitment of the Nigeria Police to protecting the lives and property as well as upholding the fundamental human rights of Nigerians and all persons residing in the country. A statement by the Media Focal Person of the Nigeria Police Human Rights Training Programme, Abdulkadir Ahmed Ibrahim, said IGP Idris Read More

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Abolish death penalty, UK tells Nigeria

October 11, 2016 Administrator 0

As part of celebration of the 2016 World Day Against Death Penalty, the United Kingdom has appealed to Nigeria to abolish the death penalty, stating that capital punishment cheapened human life. The UK was contained in a statement issued by the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, yesterday in Abuja. Mr. Arkwright said the British government believed the death Read More

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Nigeria poised to combat cybercrimes – IGP Idris

October 4, 2016 Administrator 0

In a bid to meet the challenges of cybercrimes in Nigeria, the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) in collaboration with the International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) yesterday organised a workshop on INTERPOL cybercrime training for practitioner investigators from African countries. CHIZOBA OGBECHE captures the training and its prospects for the country and the continent. The menace of cybercrimes often referred to Read More

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$26 million: CSNAC urges investigation of Patience Jonathan

October 4, 2016 Administrator 0

By Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja A non-governmental Organisation (NGO), Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC), has asked the Commissioner of Police in charge of the Special Fraud Unit (SFU), to commence investigation on an alleged case of fraud and impersonation by former first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan and a manager at Skye Bank Plc, Dipo Oshodi. CSNAC in a petition signed Read More

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Rights Abuses: Anambra, Enugu states worst in Nigeria – ASF

October 4, 2016 Administrator 0

By Raphael Ede Enugu An international Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) specialised in defending human rights and supporting justice, Avocats Sans Frontières (ASF) France, has said that Anambra and Enugu state command of Nigerian Police Force has highest record of human rights abuse in Nigeria. The organisation alleged that out of 50 cases of torture and various human rights abuses in the Read More

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Arewa pastors extol IGP Idris strides

October 4, 2016 Administrator 0

By Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja The Arewa Pastors Forum for Peace in Nigeria, has extoled the strides of the Inspector General of Police, (IGP) Ibrahim idris, as it concerns rapid improvement in the nation’s security since the IGP assumed duty. Led by Bishop John Richard on a courtesy call on the IGP, at the Police Force Headquarters in Abuja recently, the Read More

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Child trafficking: Zamfara police arrest 4 suspects

September 27, 2016 Administrator 0

By Sanusi Muhammad Gusau Zamfara state police command has said that as part of its efforts to make the state crime-free and get rid of human trafficking, it had arrested four human traffickers who specialised in child trafficking. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Adaji Adejo Gabriel, disclosed this while briefing newsmen in his office yesterday. He said the Command Read More

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Navy arrests oil bunkerers, thieves in Akwa Ibom

September 27, 2016 Administrator 0

By Musa Umar Bologi Abuja Nigerian Navy patrol team deployed by NNS jubilee, in Akwa Ibom state, has arrested three oil thieves around Prime Energy, just as another patrol team has also arrested three person suspected to be involved in illegal oil bunkering. A statement by the Director Information, Nigerian Navy, Commodore Christian Ezekobe, said that the suspected oil thieves Read More

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Discipline, hygiene: Police to reintroduce barracks inspection

September 27, 2016 Administrator 0

By Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja In a bid to check the discipline of its officers and men as well as their hygiene level, the Nigeria Police Force in collaboration with the Police Officers’ Wives Association (POWA) is to reintroduce the culture of barracks inspection. The Inspector General of Police, acting IGP Ibrahim Idris, stated this while playing host to the management Read More

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Ex-director seeks police protection over alleged threat to life

September 27, 2016 Administrator 0

A retired director of the Federal Ministry of Health, Mr. Kehinde Akintunde, has requested for police protection from one Martin Ugwu, whom he accused of threatening his life and cyber-bullying. The former director, in a petition to the Inspector General of Police, acting IGP Ibrahim Idris, said Ugwu, who was dismissed from the Ministry of Health in June, 2015, for Read More

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Police discordant tunes on public protests and insecurity

September 13, 2016 Administrator 0

The Nigeria police have continued to face criticism over discordant tone on public protest and procession, especially in the nation’s capital, Abuja. CHIZOBA OGBECHE looks at the issues being raised by the move. Public protest and peaceful procession are accepted dividends of democratic governance, this is even as the Muhammmadu Buhari’s led administration has seen a fair share of these Read More

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Involving eminent Nigerians in crime fighting

September 6, 2016 Administrator 0

Police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) last week inaugurated the Eminent Peoples Forum in a bid to involve the leaders and the community more in policing. CHIZOBA OGBECHE examines the role of eminent people in crime fighting. Nigeria is gradually embracing the concept of community policing especially in the face of increasing rate of violent crimes. In recognition of Read More

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Police image laundering and crime fighting

August 9, 2016 Administrator 0

The Nigeria Police has commenced a process of image laundering in partnership with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in a bid to regain the peoples trust in the force and enhance crime fighting. CHIZOBA OGBECHE examines the implication of the process It goes without saying that the image of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has been battered over time, just as Read More

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Woman to die by hanging for killing husband

August 9, 2016 Administrator 0

ByAmaechi Okwara Asaba A 28-year-old housewife, Mrs. Mary Attah, has been condemned to death by hanging by an Effurun High Court for stabbing her husband with a kitchen knife and setting him ablaze. The court presided over by Justice E.I Oritsejafor sentenced the accused person to death having been pronounced guilty of the one count charge proffered against her by Read More

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Driver in police net over passenger’s N1.8m

August 9, 2016 Administrator 0

By Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja A 38-year-old taxi driver, identified as Muritala Olugunju, has been arrested by  the police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) for allegedly robbing his passenger of the sum of N1.8 million. The passenger, identified only as Mohammed was said to have requested the services of Olugunju on his visit to Abuja. Olugunju reportedly picked the victim Read More