We’re Determined to Secure More Convictions in 2019 – Magu

…secures Three Convictions Already Ibrahim Magu, acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has said that the Commission is committed to intensifying its efforts in order to ensure that it secures more convictions in 2019. “With 312 convictions in 2018, we are strategizing to redouble our effort in 2019, as part of our concerted efforts aimed at ensuring that the negative narrative of pervasive corruption in the system is changed for the better, and the perception that some persons are above the law, remains altered,” he said. Magu who…

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Disregard the handiwork of photoshoppers ,Lagos CP warns

The attention of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State has been drawn to the picture of a police officer bearing a banner on which was written “IS NOT OUR DUTY TO FIGHT BOKOHARAM, WE ARE NOT TRAINED TO” being circulated on the social media by mischief makers to discredit the Force. To put issue in proper perspective, the Command hereby clarifies that the picture is that of CSP(as he then was) Yusuf Ajape, former DPO, Ago Okota Police station, taken on November 4, 2017, during the launch of “Change Begins…

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NDLEA bursts cannabis warehouse, seizes 10, 210 bags

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA has burst a make shift warehouse for storage of Cannabis harvests in Ondo State. This led to the recovery of 10, 210 bags of cannabis sativa weighing 132.730 tons. The warehouse was located in Uteh, a remote community in Ondo State.     The warehouse which belongs to a man simply referred to as Peter, was located in a very thick forest where all the cannabis harvests within the forest are stored for distribution to the illicit drug markets. Peter who is currently at…

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Lagos 2019: Parties, Candidates sign peace pact as police promise adequate security

As part of the measures to set the tone for the 2019 elections in Lagos state, the Commissioner of Police in the state Mr. Edgal Imohimi, has promised to provide adequate security for all candidates and political parties and their candidates before, during and after the elections. The CP who disclosed this at the Stakeholders meeting at the Officers Mess, Ikeja on Wednesday warned all political parties to desist from thuggery, do-or die politics and other conducts capable of causing a breach of peace in the state. He lamented that…

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Group seeks an end for all discriminatory policies against female police officers

  CLEEN Foundation is seeking for the abolishing of all discriminatory policies and practices affecting female police officers including unmarried, married and pregnant ones and other extant rules affecting the Police as an equal opportunity employer. This was contained in Memoranda and Position on the Police Bill for an Act demanding repealing of the Police Act CAP P19 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 and enacts the Nigeria Police Act 2018. The group presented her position at the Public Hearing by the Senate Committee on Police Affairs, December 5,…

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Xquitzit launches ‘Open and Naked’ programme against domestic violence

A radio and television programme named ‘Open and Naked’, a programme on domestic violence and other forms of violence against humanity has been launched in Lagos State, to stop domestic violence in the country. The programme, initiated by Mary-Jane Chinew Ejiofor, is coming on the heels of rampant cases of domestic violence against children, women and men. Ejiofor, while explaining the ‘Open and Naked’ concept, stated that the programme is a platform whereby the abused members of the society, irrespective of their gender could come and air their experiences concerning…

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U.S. advocates concerted action to end violence against women, girls

U.S. Consul General John Bray on Monday urged Nigerians to take a firm stand against impunity, stigma and the culture of silence which fuel violence against women and girls in the country. Speaking at a public lecture organized by the rights group Women Arise and the United Nations Information Center, to mark the commencement of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, Consul-General Bray noted that curbing escalating violence against women and girls would require candid testimony by survivors and open discussion of the societal factors that perpetuate gender-based violence.…

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EFCC boss, Magu meets with NCA over PEPs

  Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu on Thursday, 22 November, 2018 met with the National Crime Agency, NCA, in the United Kingdom to discuss the efforts of the Commission in the recovering of all ill-gotten assets domiciled in foreign jurisdiction by Nigerian’s Politically Exposed Persons, PEPs. Outside the recovery of assets, the EFCC Boss in the course of the high power meeting with officials of the NCA will also present the Commission’s position on ways to fast-track the extradition of all PEPs who…

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Magu Assures Whistle-Blowers of Safety

  Ibrahim Magu, the Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has once again urged the public to support the whistle-blowing policy, of President Muhammadu Buhari, while stressing that the security of the informant is guaranteed. “The whistle-blower can report to the authorities through a secure online portal, which would also conceal the identity of the blower through the ministry of finance or through law enforcement agencies like EFCC,” he said. Magu said this at a Town Hall meeting organized on Whistle Blowing and Fight against Corruption in Nigeria,…

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EFCC re-arraigns two for internet fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos office, on Thursday, November 22, 2018, re-arraigned one Sylvester Osolase before Justice O.A. Taiwo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on a four-count charge bordering on possession of documents containing false information. The offence is contrary to Section 6, 8(b) and 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act No. 14 of 2006. One of the counts reads: ” That you, Sylvester Osolase, on or about the 27th of May, 2018 at Lagos, within the…

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Harvest of arrests at Lagos police command…CP commends Lagos residents for whist-blowing

No fewer than 60 suspected criminals were paraded by the Lagos State Police Command Headquarters, on Friday during the command’s monthly briefing in the state. Commissioner of police Lagos State, Edegal Imohimi, while stating the state of security in Lagos State, explained that his command is ready for the yuletide and the political season, especially now that political campaigns have kicked-off in earnest adding that his command will not rest until crime and criminality is reduced at the barest minimum. Imohimi, used the occasion to warn parents to work on…

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Traders set for war over misappropriation of Association’s N12million funds

Members of Cosmetics and Hair Dressers Association in Irepodun market, Ikotun Alimosho Local government Area, Lagos state, are spoiling for war over accountability and good governance of the association. Association’s assistant secretary, Osita Ojukwu, who addressed pressmen, noted that members are aggrieved with association’s chairman, Anayo Confidence Okolie over the way and manner he had handled the affairs of the association. Ojukwu said that Anayo assumed office seven years ago which was supposed to expire after two years. According to him, Anayo has not only   refused to step down after…

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Mortuary attendant, hospital supervisor, grave diggers in police net over stealing of corps’ parts

Lagos State Police Command Headquarters has paraded seven suspected human parts dealers working as mortuary attendants attached to St. Raphael Devine Mercy Specialist Hospital Mortuary along, Ijede Road, Ikorodu, Lagos State, for allegedly slicing the body of a corps deposited at their mortuary. Commissioner of police, Lagos State, on Friday, told journalists during monthly media briefing that on Tuesday, 20th November, 2018, his command received a complaint from one Anthony Lawani, younger brother to one Mary Ehinlaiye, now deceased, aged 51, years that the body parts of the deceased were…

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Who killed Offa robbery- gang kingpin, Michael Adikwu?

The  alleged death and the announcement by the police of the death of the leader of the gang that robbed five banks and killed 32 people in Offa on April 5, is causing controversy in the country. the mysterious death of the suspects is causing confusion among Kwara and Offa residents as to what must killed the suspected armed robber leader in such circumstances. Meanwhile, Kwara residents are demanding from the police the true story of the death of the armed robbery kingpin. Nigerians were shocked when the police in…

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Alleged N450m Fraud: Court to Rule On Ex-Gov Shinkafi’s Motion on Dec 11

  The Federal High Court sitting in Gusau presided over by Honourable Justice Fatima Murtala Aminu has adjourned till December 11th, 2018 for ruling on an application filed by the former governor of Zamfara State, Mahmud Aliyu Shinkafi, challenging the competency of the charge preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Shinkafi was charged for allegedly conniving to collect the sum of N450,000,000 part of the sum of $115,000,000 that was said to have been distributed by the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Deizani Allison Madueke…

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Aftermath of fire outbreak: EFCC relocates Data Centre, Inter Agency Task Force

Following the outbreak of fire on Monday evening at the Wuse 2 Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the Data Centre and the office of the Combined Inter Agency Task Force which were housed by the affected two Storey Costa Hall have been relocated to the Commission’s Jabi new Headquarters. The value of the damaged items, mostly ICT consumables, is in a few millions. However, a detailed analysis is being awaited. It would be recalled that men of the Federal Fire Service, FFS, Wuse Zonal office…

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EFCC arraigns Kano Governorship candidate, 1 other for alleged $1.3m fraud

The Eonomic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on November 19, 2018 arraigned Abdulsalam Saleh Abdulkareem, a governorship candidate of the Green Party of Nigeria, GPN, and Ebere Nzekwe, before Justice Lewis Allagoa of the Federal High Court, Kano on a nine-count charge of criminal conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of $1,320,000 (One Million, Three Hundred and Twenty Thousand Dollars) only. The petitioner alleged that sometimes in 2014, the defendants connived to fraudulently obtained  the said sum from  him in the belief that it would be…

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How men of Fire Service successfully curtailed fire in EFCC building

Men of the Federal Fire Service, FFS, Wuse Zonal office today, Monday, 19th November, 2018 successfully subdued inferno that almost razed down the Wuse 2 Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The fire fighters led by the Sector Commander, Melone Onyekachi, arrived Wuse 2 office of the Commission when the Service was alerted of the Fire by the Incident Duty Officer of the Commission, Kayode Oyetunde at 1910 hours. The fire started at the former newsroom which now serves as storage for ICT equipments that were…

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NDLEA smashes drug cartel headed by fake police officers    

                                                                            The Edo State command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has smashed a drug syndicate operated by fake police officers that specialise in smuggling cannabis from South -South to North West region of the country. This followed the interception of a Toyota Hiace bus with registration number Ondo AKR 392 LZ…

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Community declares man wanted for being a gay

Ibeku Kingdom in Owode, Idi-Iroko Ogun State, South west Nigeria has declared one Ganiyu Muritala Ayansiji wanted for daring to desecrate the chieftaincy coronation procedure of the ancient kingdom. The Chiefs-in-Council were said to have began the coronation procedure of Ganiyu Muritala Ayansiji as the Olubeku of Ibeku Land when it was suddenly reported that the said Ganiyu Muritala Anyansiji belongs to a gay club, a condition the kingdom abhors and which attracts very severe consequences. This revelation brought the ceremony to an abrupt halt. The event which took place…

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