Author: Crimefighters

An accountant in the Ogun Governor’s office, Taiwo Oyekanmi was shot and killed on Wednesday by suspected armed robbers who hijacked a bullion van and carted away an undisclosed amount of money. Oyekanmi was accompanying the bullion van. The sad incident was confirmed by the State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alamutu. CP Alamutu said he has ordered the blocking of all exit points out of the state. According to him, he has reached out to police in neighbouring states to assist in apprehending the culprits. The deceased who was a Director of Finance at the Governor’s office, had picked…

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Henry Kissinger, a diplomatic powerhouse whose roles as a national security adviser and secretary of state under two presidents left an indelible mark on U.S. foreign policy and earned him a controversial Nobel Peace Prize, died on Wednesday at age 100. Kissinger died at his home in Connecticut, according to a statement from his geopolitical consulting firm, Kissinger Associates Inc. No mention was made of the circumstances. It said he would be interred at a private family service, to be followed at a later date by a public memorial service in New York City. Kissinger had been active late in…

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The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has approved the posting of Police Public Relations Officers (PPROs) to various State Commands and Formation to strengthen community engagement and communication. The newly posted officers are tasked with fostering positive relationships between the Nigeria Police Force and the communities they serve. The newly posted officers and their respective portfolios include SP Ayuba Tunni Umma to PPRO Zone 2, Lagos; SP Hauwa Idris Adamu to PPRO Nigeria Police Cooperative; DSP Ejire Adetoun Adeyemi to PPRO Kwara State; ASP Unah Paul Echefunachi to PPRO Ebonyi; ASP Rufa’i Ahmed to PPRO Sokoto; and…

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The Nigerian Army has assured Nigerians that troops will dominate all identified hot spots across the country to ensure adequate security ahead of the yuletide. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, gave the assurance on Wednesday in Abuja while briefing newsmen on army exercises going on across the country. Nwachukwu said the three exercises codenamed: Still Waters, Enduring Peace, and Golden Dawn, had so far recorded operational successes in 20 states and the FCT. He called on citizens to support the military and other security agencies to achieve peace and security in the country. The News Agency of…

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President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday presented a budget of N27.5 trillion for 2024 to the National Assembly for approval. Presenting the budget tagged ‘’Budget of Renewed Hope’’, Tinubu said that its main focus was on national defence, internal security, local job creation, and macro-economic stability. He said that the budget was made up of N9.92 trillion non-debt recurrent expenditure and N8.7 trillion capital expenditure, while N8.25 trillion was for debt service. “Accordingly, an aggregate expenditure of N27.5 trillion is proposed for the Federal Government in 2024, of which the non-debt recurrent expenditure is N9.92 trillion, while debt service is projected…

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The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) on Wednesday, received printed training manuals, curriculum, office furniture, fittings, and equipment for four police colleges across the country. The items were donated to the force by the German government, the Global Security-Sector-Reform Foundation (GS-Foundation), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The donation was accomplished as part of the ongoing police reform with funding support from the Federal Republic of Germany, which is in continuation of an ongoing partnership with the NPF. It is also aimed at enhancing the capabilities of personnel of the Nigeria Police Force. In his speech during the brief ceremony…

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The Delta State Police Command has dismissed reports making the rounds that the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, was shot dead at his apartment. This was contained in a statement issued by the command’s Spokesman, DSP Bright Edafe. DSP Edafe debunked the false news in totality and advised members of the public to completely disregard it. He, however, said the command lost an officer of the command, one DSP Sunday Okoebor attached to the Command X-Squad who was shot dead at his apartment. “For the avoidance of doubt and to put the record straight, the Command wishes…

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In the past two months, the Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, Zone “B” Kaduna, has reported a significant achievement with 264 seizures totaling N2 billion. Among the confiscated items were 98 foreign Jack knives, 870 foreign machetes, 61 used vehicles, and 18 means of conveyance. Additionally, 3,016 bags of foreign parboiled rice, 292 Jerry cans of foreign refined vegetable oil, and 2131 cartons of spaghetti, macaroni, and couscous were seized. The Controller of the command, Dalha Chedi, shared these details during a press conference in Kaduna. The seized items also included foreign secondhand clothing, shoes, frozen poultry products, pomade,…

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The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun has affirmed his commitment to improved security architecture in Adamawa State. Prompted by the recent attack on the Adamawa State Police Command by soldiers, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun has undertaken an official visit to the state. Recall that the attack on the Adamawa police command resulted in the death of Police Inspector Jacob Daniel. During the visit on November 28th, 2023, the IGP held meetings with the state Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, and His Royal Highness Lamido of Adamawa, Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Mustapha. During the visit, the IGP underscored…

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The Police in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja have arrested a five-man gang of one-chance criminals who robbed two victims of over N869 thousand naira. FCT Police Commissioner, CP Haruna Garba disclosed this during a press briefing while rolling out the achievements of the command at tackling crimes in the city. According to him, on the 27th of November, 2023, the command received a report from one Bridget Ezekiel that she and her friend, Rose Augustine boarded a vehicle from Mogadishu Cantonment to Kubwa but were taken to an unknown destination. The CP added that the victims disclosed that when…

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