Crime

Crime

Boko Haram, Still A Ravaging Scourge

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The increasing number of people being killed by the terror sect, Boko Haram, calls for worries as more than 1,200 people were reported by UN to have been maimed since May this year. Is there any lasting solution in sight? - By Chris Onokpegu

The year 2013 was sup- posed to be a year of celebration considering how it started, espe- cially with the Super Eagles winning the Af-

Meeting Their Waterloo

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The tale of kidnappers in the south east has left sour taste in the mouths of their victims, but with renewed vigour by security agencies, it seems there is no more hiding place for the criminals. - By Maurice Okafor

It was a case of many days for the thief and one day for the owner of the house as the Nigeria police in Enugu smashed what is believed to be a gang of kidnappers that has been terrorising the entire south east zone.
Kidnapping in the zone has assumed an alarming proportion so much so that many people have called for the federal government to declare a state of emergency on kidnapping in the zone.

Still Unanswered Questions

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The Edo State government has taken the State Police Command to task over the April road crash in which four persons were killed on the governor’s convoy. - Victor Osehobo

Edo State government last week dismissed the police interim report on the investigation into the fatal auto crash involving the state governor’s convoy in which three journalists were killed. The government said that the police failed to carry out thorough investigation on the fatal crash. The State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Dr. Osagie Obayuwana, said the police did not verify the authenticity of the claim that the truck driver and the owner of the truck were card-carrying members of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN. 

Killed In His prime

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The Benue State police command is trying to unravel the circumstance concerning the alleged murder of a doctorate student of Benue State University by his neighbour. - By Sunday Ogli

For Polycarp Iber, a retired chief superintendent of police, CSP, who is currently a staff of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, May 12, 2012 will remain a bitter moment in his life. This was the day his first son, John, a 31-year old PhD student of the Benue State University, BSU was allegedly murdered in cold blood by his neighbour, Aakyaa, who also hails from the same local government. 

Uyo Under Siege

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Officers of the Akwa Ibom State police command have suffered death in the hands of armed robbers lately to the chagrin of the public who wonder if the criminals have overpowered the crime busters. - By Charles Effiong

Insecurity in Akwa Ibom State lately has been so rough compared to the situation two months ago. What happened then was categorised mainly as a politically motivated crime with the kidnap, killing of some unsuspecting citizens. Immediately after the inauguration of Governor Godswill Akpabio, things started to change for the better as crime rate dropped. Akpabio himself acknowledged this while responding to questions in an interview with a Lagos-based media house.

Calabar Under Armed Robbers’ Siege

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Increasing crime rate worries residents of Calabar in Cross River state who have decided to find means of protection for themselves By Increase Abasi-Ubong

Calabar, the Cross River State capital has been adjudged by many as one of the safest cities in the country. At the peak of kidnapping in neighbouring states, many people (especially top government functionaries and businessmen) abandoned their states and relocated to Calabar.The security situation in some of these states was so bad that even workers in multi-national oil companies relocated to Calabar and were airlifted daily to work.What made Calabar attractive was its low crime rate. The crime rate was so low that Calabar became a safe haven to many. 

Rot In The Nigerian Police

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Police at the Wuse old market in Abuja are now feeding fat on bus drivers, taking advantage of their obstinacy and blatant disregard for the law. - By Arems Terkula

Prosper Okafor, a bus driver,  was fast asleep in his bus which was parked behind the Wuse general hospital at zone 3, not because he was exhausted but out of frustration. He had just arrived Wuse with his first set of passengers for the day, when he was arrested by traffic policemen  at the junction between Intercontinental and Oceanic banks for reckless driving. Having refused to accept a “gentleman’s settlement” by paying off the police on the spot, he was taken to the Wuse police station.

Fight Against Cyber Crimes

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A US-based anti-crime agency has ranked Nigeria first in the African cyber criminal business, but the nation’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, says its current crackdown on internet syndicates will continue to fish out the culprits and bring them to justice. - By Yange Ikyaa

Many developing nations, especially in Africa, are bedeviled by corruption. Internationally, Nigeria is regarded as one of the most corrupt countries on the earth. But such allegations have mostly been hinged on unethical official conduct relating to public financial expenditure. For decades, Nigeria and Nigerians have been victims of international discrimination on grounds of corporate and official corruption.

Waiting For Police City Project

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Nigerians are yet to feel the impact of the police seven-city project that will enhance effective policing and crime fighting in the country one year after it supposed to come on stream. - By Dozie Onwuzuligbo

Living In Fear

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Despite assurances by the police to provide adequate security for residents of the Federal Capital Territory during this festive period, robbers have continued to terrorise the satellite towns. - By Chris Onokpegu

The ember months might not be the best of times for residents of Abuja especially those residing in the outskirts of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, because of the experience they always encounter during this period. Some of them live in fear of being attacked by men of the underworld and keep awake all night while others sleep with one eye closed.

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