Crime

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Monday, indicted banks as being linked to about 70 per cent of the financial crimes in Nigeria. EFCC’s Chairman, Ola Olukayode, disclosed this while speaking in Abuja at the 2023 Annual Retreat and General Meeting of the Association of Chief Audit Executives of Banks in Nigeria. He pointed out that the banking sector was increasingly becoming a cesspool of fraudulent activities and this had been raising considerable challenges and concerns to the commission. Olukayode who was represented by the Director, Internal Audit, EFCC, Idowu Apejoye, said there was a need for concerted effort by…
A former Ward Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Federal Capital Territory, Alhassan Sidi Kawu, was among 23 persons abducted by gunmen numbering about 40 who stormed Kawu Community in the Bwari Area Council of the FCT in the early hours of Thursday. The Kawu community shares boundaries with Kaduna and Niger states. The councillor representing the community, who is also the Deputy Speaker in the council, Abdulmumini Zakari, told newsmen that the gunmen arrived the community on Wednesday, from the Kuyeri Forest in Kaduna State. He added that among the gunmen’s victims were the wife and son…
Bandits have killed one of the seven persons abducted from Kuduru community in the federal capital territory (FCT). The bandits stormed the area and abducted the victims on December 28, 2023. A community source told our correspondent that the victim, Olayinka Ogunyemi, was killed after members of the families of the hostages failed to pay the N290 million demanded. The source said the bandits called on Friday to break the news of the execution of Ogunyemi, a civil engineer. “The bandits called us yesterday that they have killed Olayinka Ogunyemi. “The bandits threatened to kill the remaining captives if N230…
Bandits on Tuesday afternoon kidnapped 26 travelers along the Gusau-Sokoto highway. The bandits who were said to have blocked the road around Kwaren Kirya village under Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State abducted all the passengers from a Toyota 18 seater bus and a Volkswagen golf vehicle A resident of the area who pleaded anonymity for security reasons told Channels Television that the situation is getting worrisome as the bandits now block the road daily. “As I’m talking to you now, about 30 minutes ago, these bandits have blocked another side of the road. They cleared the passengers of…
Bandits in large numbers have again killed nine people and abducted 27 others in Makera village of Talata-Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State. An indigene of the area, Mohammed Garba, told our correspondent on the phone that the bandits invaded the village around 9pm on Monday while they were shooting indiscriminately to scare away residents. According to Garba, the bandits were in the village for several hours where they moved from house to house and abducted 53 people. He stressed that nine people who tried to escape the abduction were killed on the spot. He said, “We were about…
Some bandits in the early hours of Sunday invaded Gindin Duste Makyali of the Kufana District, Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killing at least 12 people during the attack. Sources said in the incident which happened around 5am, no fewer than 17 houses were razed while noting that the bandits in large numbers stormed the town shooting indiscriminately. The attack, which our correspondent gathered lasted many hours without security operatives in sight, was in the wake of another attack in two local governments of Igabi and Kauru, all in the state on Friday night. In those attacks, bandits…
Armed bandits have attacked the divisional headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force in Zurmi town, the headquarters of the Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State The bandits were said to have invaded the town Sunday evening, killing seven persons including a police officer. An indigene of the town, Babangida Zurmi, told Channels Television that he was yet to speak with any of his relatives as of 9:45pm because most of their numbers were switched off. “As we speak now, I can’t get in touch with anybody in the town, their numbers are switched off. That means the bandits are…
During five years as a romance scammer, Christopher, now 24, posed as an American army man to prowl social media platforms and dating sites in search of his next victim, and successfully tricked up to 50 women into sending a total of £55,400. Speaking to Money Mail, the self-confessed reformed scammer reveals the deceptive and cruel tricks he used to seduce women across the English-speaking world from the UK to the US, Canada and Australia. Christopher, who is using a pseudonym and now works as a consultant at fraud-busting group Social Catfish, started scamming in 2016 as a way of…
Armed men killed four people, including two policemen, and kidnapped at least 40 others in an attack on Kaura Namoda, in Nigeria's northwest Zamfara state, police and residents said on Tuesday. Africa's largest economy is grappling with a multifaceted security crisis, including kidnappings for ransom in the northwest, which has reached alarming proportions. Zamfara police spokesperson Yazid Abubakar confirmed the attack and said reinforcements have been deployed to the Kasuwar Daji district of the town where the incident took place. Residents, including some of the victims, told Reuters by phone about their ordeal which began with an attack on the…
At least seven inmates of the Okigwe Correctional Service farm settlement in Okigwe LGA escaped from the facility during an attack by some gunmen on Monday. In a statement issued after the attack, Henry Okoye, police spokesperson in Imo, said the attackers also killed a police inspector. Okoye said Aboki Danjuma, the commissioner of police, has deployed a special tactical squad to go after the attackers. He added that the gunmen were suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). “The commissioner of police Imo state command, Aboki Danjuma has deployed the command’s special tactical squad…
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