Ex-Banker Bags 17 Years for Fraud, to Restitute Bank N93m

The Kano Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission today November 23, 2020 secured the conviction of one Rabiu Alhasan Dawaki before Justice Dije Abdu Aboki of the Kano State High Court on charges of conspiracy and criminal breach of trust. Dawaki was arraigned alongside two others Abdullahi Umar Rano and Samuel Obende who are now deceased on a 28 count charge bordering on Conspiracy and Criminal Breach of Trust. The three defendants, all former employees of an old generation bank, were responsible for receiving, processing and distributing…

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Dasukigate: We Spent ₦2.2 Billion On Prayers Against Boko Haram – Adariko

Dasuki takes DSS to Abuja, asks for N5bn compensation

An Economic and Financial Crimes Commission investigating officer, Adariko Michael, on Tuesday, alleged that N2.2 billion was spent on prayers in Nigeria and Saudi Arabia to win the war against Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria. Mr Michael was giving evidence as the first prosecution witness (PW1) in the trial of Sambo Dasuki, former National Security Adviser (ONSA) to President Goodluck Jonathan, in the alleged two billion dollars arms deal fraud. Others charged with Mr Dasuki, a retired colonel, are a former General Manager with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC),…

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Endsars: IGP calls for an end to violence against Law Enforcement Officers

The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has condemned the unprovoked and violent attack on policemen and damage to police operational vehicles and other assets by ENDSARS protesters in Ughelli, Delta State, on Thursday, 8th October, 2020. The incident which resulted in the unfortunate death of one Police officer, Corporal Etaga Stanley attached to ‘A’ Division, Ughelli, Delta State who was attacked and brutally murdered by the protesters also left another, Sergeant Patrick Okuone with serious body injury sustained from gunshot by the protesters. The protesters also…

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Press Release: NDLEA dismantles first-ever Hashish Oil Clandestine Laboratory in Lagos

A clandestine laboratory for the production of Hashish Oil, a derivative from Cannabis sativa has been dismantled by the Serious Enforcement Team of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA. In a press statement signed by the agencies spokesman, Mr Jonah Achema, ACN,the laboratory was located in an apartment on No. 7, Imam Augusto Close, Victoria Island-Lagos. He said “In the course of the operation code-named Hash-Caste, the Agency arrested one Oladapo Ifedayo Oluseyi Adedayo, “M”, the suspected owner of the laboratory which engages in indoor growing of cannabis sativa and…

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EFCC Arrests Two Chinese For Offering N100m Bribe To Its Top Officer

The Sokoto Zonal Office of the EFCC, has arrested two Chinese: Mr. Meng Wei Kun and Mr. Xu Koi for offering a sum of N50,000,000 as bribe to its Zonal Head, Mr. Abdullahi Lawal. According to information released on the official Twitter handle of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC said “the suspects were arrested on Monday, May 11, 2020 in Sokoto. The bribe was allegedly offered in a desperate bid to compromise ongoing investigations of a construction company, China Zhonghao Nig. Ltd, handling contracts awarded by the Zamfara…

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Armed Robbers Attacks Ondo Bank Kills 4 Persons

A group of heavily armed Robbers on Thursday afternoon invaded an old- generation bank in Oluji/Okeigbo local government area of Ondo State living four persons dead. An eyewitness told our correspondent that the robbers gained entry into the bank through the aid of dynamites. The incident took place around 4pm. Police spokesperson, Femi Joseph is yet to confirm the number of casualties. He said policemen have been deployed to the scene of the incident. The identities of those that were killed by the robbers cannot be confirmed as at the…

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Lagos: Mega City, mega drug problem

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor, Lagos State, has a problem on his hands. It is a case of Lagos as a megacity with a mega drug problem. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah, a retired Colonel and Chairman/Chief Executive, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, presented the Governor with some chilling drug use statistics during a courtesy call on the Governor. A few hours to the Courtesy Visit, the Agency had just concluded the public destruction of a whopping 100 tons of illicit drugs that were seized within the Lagos metropolis. The illicit drugs were…

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SUMMARY OF DRUG EXHIBITS FROM CENTRAL EXHIBIT UNIT (DOGI), SEME COMMAND AND LAGOS STATE COMMAND WITH COURT ORDER FOR DESTRUCTION

  CMD COCAINE HEROIN METH EPHEDRINE TRAMADOL CANNABIS OTHER PSCHO SUBS KHAT CENTRL EXH 762.856 270.892 237.332 234.96 1,271.388 32,705.855 597.794 2,281.252 SEME CMD 4.173 – 0.415 – 19.000 21,645.752 0.090 – LAGOS CMD 2.991 0.770 0.316 – 6,987.382 33,120 – – TOTAL 770.02 271.662 238.063 234.96 27,258.77 87,471.607 597.884 2,281.252   CENTRAL EXHIBIT                  =     38,362.329KG SEME COMMAND =     21,669.430KG LAGOS STATE COMMAND =     40,111.459KG GRAND TOTAL                        =     100,143.218KG  

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4.417 Kilograms of Cocaine targeted at West African market seized

Uruguayan Authorities at the port of Montevideo has on Thursday seized a Cocaine bound for Togo, a coastal couuntry whic is two coutries away from Nigeria. The drugs was discovered in a seizure operation jointly carried out by the National Customs Directorate and the Naval Officers attached to the port. According to crime watchers, the final destination could not be far from Nigeri, being the most populous and largest market in the West African subregion. According to the director of the National Customs, Jorge Borgaini, at least 4,417 Kilograms of…

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Police recover 1,181 firearms in 7 months

Juliet Ezeh, Abuja The Police on Tuesday said that they recovered 1,181 firearms of various descriptions and calibre, including improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and rocket launchers in seven months. Mr Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) disclosed this in Abuja during a conference organised by the Force Headquarters for senior police officers in the country. He said that 4,187 high profile suspects were arrested nationwide, including 1,629 armed robbery suspects, 1,053 suspected kidnappers, 1,023 cultists and 482 murder suspects with the period. Adamu said that 389 stolen vehicles…

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Police calls for tougher legislations against kidnapping

Julius Ezeh, Abuja. Since the launch of operation Puffer Adder on the 5th April 2019, the Nigeria police force in the spirit of transparency and accountability have continued to put more effort with the use of new strategies which are targeted at identifying, locating, and dismantling kidnapping gangs. Speaking at the parade centre today, the police force PRO Frank Mba called for tougher legislations against kidnapping and banditry both at the national and state level. In same spirit of protecting lifes and property which is the major mandate of the…

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IGP visits five injured police officer by El-zakzakky Islamic movement at National hospital

Following the violent protest of the El-zakzakky Islamic movement, the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu says such act will not be tolerated in the country. The IGP revealed this at the National Hospital Abuja, during his visit to the victims. He  said five(5) police officers has been injured while obeying the clarion call. The police boss noted that the Doctor in charge has assured  that the officers are in stable condition. Meanwhile Forty(40) members of the El_zakzakky Islamic group has been arrested in connection with the incident.

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Police to investigate senator Abbo Elisha on assault

Juliet Ezeh, Abuja. The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM,mni has ordered a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding the alleged assault on a female Nigerian by Senator Abbo Elisha. Specifically, the IGP directed the Commissioner of Police in charge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command, CP Bala Ciroma to provide a personal and round-the-clock supervision of every facet of the investigation, including the Forensic analysis of the video currently in circulation as well as the actions/inactions of the Policeman seen in the video footage. The…

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Police deploys security dogs( K9 ) to railway stations

In line with operation puff Adder, the Nigeria Police Force have flagged off the deployment of K9 officers of the Nigeria Police Force to railway stations in the country. This initiative is within the context of Operation Puff Adder and it is planned to compliment the existing security measures emplaced for the security and safety of passengers and critical infrastructure of the Nigeria Railway Corporation across the country. The deployment of special breed and exceptionally-trained police dogs for security duties is as old as human civilization. Hence, their utilization in…

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Lagos mobile court prosecutes 13 Seven Up company workers for alleged assault on LASTMA officials

The operatives of the Lagos State Task Force Thursday arraigned 13 workers of ‘Seven-Up Bottling Company’ for allegedly assaulting Officers of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA). Chairman of the Lagos State Task Force CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi disclosed that the enforcement team of the Agency arrested the staff of Seven Up Bottling company after they allegedly and brutally assaulted LASTMA Officers and injured 3 of them. CSP Egbeyemi disclosed further that investigations revealed that the officers were attacked while trying to tow a truck marked MUS 75 XX and…

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Police arrest 38 suspects who imports ammunitions to Nigeria

The unrelenting efforts of Operatives of the Intelligence Response Unit (IRT), Special Tactical Squad (STS), Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Unit and the Special Forces attached to Operation Puff Adder have resulted in the dismantling on 25th May, 2019 of a 4-man international arms-smuggling syndicate. The criminal gang operates between parts of North African, the Sahel region and West African Countries. A total of 6000 AK47 Live ammunition were recovered from them. The 4-man syndicate comprising: Ojoomo Olugbenga 45yrs native of Akure Central, Ondo State, ii. Oladimeji Adeogun 50yrs native…

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FCT Police Command hits notorious robbers, cultists and one chance suspects

Juliet Ezeh, Abuja. The FCT Police Command today paraded 24 suspects for allegedly armed robbery at various locations with the federal capital territory. The deputy commissioner of police in charge of operations Usman AK Umar while addressing newsmen at the police command headquarters Abuja said that suspects were arrested with the month of May 2018 for various criminal offence and activities ranging from armed robbery cases to cultism. Parading these suspects, the DCP operations said the command will continue to be proactive in the fight against crime with FCT He…

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Enugu state commissioner of police charges officers to be professional in discharging their duties

The Enugu state commissioner of police Sulaiman Balarabe has assured of his commands continual partnership with sister security Agencies and relevant stake holders in the state for a safe and secured environment. He made this assurance recently in Nsukka on while interfacing with various stake holders from Nsukka Area command Zone at the Area Command Headquarters at Nsukka on the occassion of his official tour of Divisions, Area Commands and formations to interface with officers and men and to interact with them and stakeholders under the principle of Community oriented…

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Enugu state Police command arrests 140 men and women parading themselves as indigenous people of Biafra

The Enugu state command of the Nigeria Police Force is advising parents and guardians not to allow their children and ward to be used by any person or group of persons to threaten the existing peace and safety in the state. The command further warn those with such notion and intention to desist from it as the state command working in partnership with sister security Agencies and relevant stakeholders is assuring residents of their safety and security as those fanning the embers of any unlawful act of ordering for SIT…

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