Author: crimefighters

BLOSSOM EJEH An official of the Nigerian Railway Corporation has confirmed that a passenger train on the Itakpe Warri railway broke down on Monday. While responding to the videos circulating on various social media platforms, the official who promised an official statement on the incident told reporters that a relief train and engineers were sent to the location as quickly as possible to manage the situation. As a voice note in one of the videos poignantly reveals, the passengers were still stranded at about 7pm. The NRC clarified that the breakdown occurred within the said time and at about two…

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The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) report on corruption in Nigeria underscores the pervasive nature of bribery and corruption in the country. It is disturbing that the Nigerian police force, civil servants, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), doctors, nurses, and midwives are among the most corrupt public officials. However, it is empowering to note that 70% of Nigerians asked to pay bribes in 2023 refused to do so at least once, indicating a growing resistance to corruption and a positive change in the societal mindset. The report suggests that bribery is becoming less accepted in Nigeria, and fewer citizens are…

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The Federal Bureau of Investigations has filed a 16-count criminal indictment against Kingsley Inegbedion and Efemena Igbe for Internet fraud and money laundering, alleging $1.5 million. According to the FBI, in the indictment filed on May 14 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division, Messrs Inegbedion and Igbe perpetrated romance scams and business email compromises posing as legitimate businesses to defraud innocent American citizens between April 2020 and May 2023. Mr Inegbedion, a network engineer who ran training programmes for aspiring tech workers in Atlanta, was known previously to law enforcement, documents said. “The sham…

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Barely a week after the House of Representatives lost a member from Oyo State, a member representing the Chikun/Kajuru Federal Constituency of Kaduna State, Ekene Abubakar Adams, is also dead. He is said to have died in the early hours of Tuesday. While trying to “find a network” politically, he joined APGA and APC before joining LP, where he won the 2023 election. In 2021, he contested under APC for local government chairman but lost in the primaries. He also lost the APC primaries for the House of Reps and later got the LP ticket. Until his death, Adams was…

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The Nigeria Police Force is investigating one Linus Williams, the CEO of Blord Group, for fraud and violations of the CBN Act. Specifically, the allegations include: – Cryptocurrency fraud – Aiding internet fraud – Computer-related fraud – Terrorism funding – Non-compliance with regulatory frameworks The FCID (NPF-NCCC) is investigating the suspect’s companies, including Linius Williams’, Blord Group, Blord Real Estate LTD, Blord Jetpate LTD, and Billpoint Technology.  The Police have stated that they will conduct a thorough investigation to ensure the safety and security of Nigeria’s cyberspace. The investigation into Blord Group and its affiliated companies is a significant milestone…

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The FCT Police Command’s decision to ban the IMN’s procession comes after intelligence reports indicated that the group plans to hold a procession to mark the 2024 Islamic calendar Day of Ashura. The police have consistently maintained that such processions often result in significant disturbances, leading to anarchy and chaos within the capital territory. The FCT Police Command has reiterated its commitment to maintaining law and order and ensuring public safety. The Commissioner of Police, CP Benneth C. Igweh, has reaffirmed the command’s unwavering commitment to protecting the rights of all citizens while ensuring public safety. The ban on the…

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A member of the House of Representatives, Hon.Mitema Obordor, presented a motion on the floor of the Hallow  Green Chambers at the plenary on Thursday last week urging the House Committee on Police to investigate the root causes of the lingering disquiet between the Inspector General and the Police Service Commission and to resolve the protracted issues between the two organisations. The House urged the Police Committee members to proceed with the recruitment exercise without further delay and that they report to the House within four weeks. Obordo presented the motion and argued that the Nigeria Police Force is the…

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A High Court sitting in Kano has indefinitely restrained the deposed Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero and four other Emirs from parading and claiming the titles of Emirs of their respective emirates, including the Emir of Kano. Justice Amina Adamu Aliyu presided over the court and delivered the ruling on Monday. The verdict explicitly forbids the former Emirs of Bichi, Rano, Gaya, Karaye, and their servants and agents from parading themselves as Emirs. The Judge ruled that Aminu Ado Bayero’s eviction from his Nasarawa palace is a matter for the Rent Tribunal and not under her jurisdiction.  Justice Amina…

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Effective 15th July, Nigerians can now obtain UEA visas, marking a significant milestone in international relations. The Federal Government of Nigeria, through successful negotiations with the United Arab Emirates authorities, has paved the way for Nigerians to visit the UAE. The Minister of Information, Mohammed Idris, announced the cheering news while addressing State House Correspondents after Monday’s weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting. However, the details of the negotiations between the Nigerian government and the UAE government remain hazy.  

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By Blossom Ejeh Suspected smugglers have killed an Inspector of Customs, Hamza Elenwo while evading arrest. According to a statement signed by Superintendent Isah Sulaiman, the Public Relations Officer of the Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘B’ Kaduna, Inspector Elenwo was killed during a stop-and-search operation at Achilafia along the Daura-Kano Road in Jigawa State on Friday, July 12. A vehicle suspected of being smuggled into the country struck Elenwo as it attempted to evade arrest. Inspector Elenwo was rushed to the General Hospital Kazaure and later transferred to the Federal Medical Centre Katsina, Elenwo, where he was pronounced dead. He…

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