Category: Crime

Police Brutality: Delta to establish Victims’ Support Fund, inaugurates Panel of Enquiry

Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Monday announced that the state government would establish a Special Victims’ Support Fund for the payment of monetary compensation to deserving victims of police brutality or related extra-judicial killings in the state. The governor made the announcement in Asaba while inaugurating an eight-member Judicial Panel of Enquiry into… Read More »

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The mean, mischievous rumours about Oyetola’s convoy

These rumours, sad and mean, that two people died, killed by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola’s convoy in the tragic melee that followed the attack of the Governor’s life are untrue. Totally so. The Governor got out his car in Alekuwodo, trekked to Olaiya junction and when the armed thugs started shooting at him, he drove towards… Read More »

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Kwara Gov condemns attacks on #EndSARS protesters

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Sunday condemned the attacks on the peaceful #ENDSARS protesters in parts of Ilorin, describing the violent attacks as despicable and intolerable. “I vehemently denounce the violent attacks on the protesters and I call on the security agencies to ensure that the dastardly act is addressed immediately. The daredevil attackers… Read More »

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#EndSARS Protest A Necessary Response to a Culture of Impunity, Says Kingsley Moghalu

The #EndSARS peaceful demonstrations by Nigerian youth against police brutality are a necessary and welcome response to the culture of impunity represented by the FSARS. The protests have been largely peaceful. I commend Nigerian youth for the maturity, determination and discipline they have shown in keeping the protests peaceful. My objective assessment is that this… Read More »

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Fake Nollywood Star in EFCC Net Over $7,000 Romance Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office, has arrested one Ezekiel Sunday Emmanuel for allegedly defrauding an American national, Collins Meresha, to the tune of $7,000 USD (Seven Thousand Dollars). Emmanuel, who presents himself as Frederick Nnaemeka Leonard, a Nollywood actor, was arrested on October 8, 2020 by officers of the Commission,… Read More »

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Ex-Jamb Staff Arraigned for Allegedly Duping Microfinance Bank of N10m

The Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned a former employee of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Olayiwola Oguntade, for allegedly defrauding the PolyIbadan Microfinance Bank of N10,000,000 (Ten Million Naira). Oguntade, who worked at the Finance and Account department of the Board’s head office in Abuja,… Read More »

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$2,400 Scam: EFCC Arraigns Suspected Internet Fraudster For defrauding a German

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, Port Harcourt Zonal office, on Friday, October 9, 2020 arraigned Richmond Cookey (aka Steph Williams) before Justice A. T. Mohammed of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on two -count charges bordering on impersonation and obtaining money by false pretence. Specifically, Cookey was docked… Read More »

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Court Convicts Seven SIM Card Registration Offenders

The commitment of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to stop the use of unregistered SIM cards to perpetrate cybercrime and other criminal activities in the country is yielding results. The Commission, through concerted enforcement efforts with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC), as well as the Department of State Services (DSS), has secured… Read More »

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Okowa signs violence against persons, local content Bills

Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Wednesday, signed the Bill to eliminate violence in private and public life 2020 and the Delta State Local Content Agency Law 2020, into law, with a charge to the legislature to continue to protect its integrity. The governor said that both laws would ensure the prevalence of atmosphere… Read More »