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SMUGGLING: Six Containers Of ‘Poisonous’ Tomato Paste From Iran Arrive Nigerian Ports

The Nigeria Customs Service has revealed that six containers of ‘poisonous’ Iranian tomato paste, branded as Shirin Asal my tomato paste, have arrived Nigerian seaports for onward clearance into local markets. The NCS has, therefore, raised the alarm concerning the arrival of the dangerous tomato paste from Iran, urging other government agencies to work with the service in order to ensure it does not get into the Nigerian markets.
According to sources at the ports, the six containers arrived at the nation’s seaports via a ship named Investment Limited, and are awaiting clearance by concerned government agencies.
Consumption of the paste is said to be harmful to human health. Consequently, all Customs Area Controller (CAC) are directed to put appropriate mechanism in place to debar entry of the said paste and liaise with relevant agencies to forestall distribution and consumption. Read More

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DRUG TRAFFICKING: NDLEA Nabs 2 Suspects With Indian Hemp in Laptops

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Kebbi State has arrested two suspected drug dealers with 40 kilogrammes of Indian hemp hidden in 40 laptops.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) defines drug trafficking as the illicit global trade that deals with the cultivation, manufacture, distribution and sale of substances which are subject to drug prohibition laws. The most commonly trafficked drugs are cocaine, heroin, morphine, cannabis sativa (Indian hemp) and crystal methamphetamine. Young Nigerians keep getting arrested while attempting to traffic hard drugs such as cocaine and heroin both within and outside the country. The NDLEA commander has called on the general public to furnish the command with useful information on activities of drug dealers in their communities. Read More

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HUMAN TRAFFICKING: NAPTIP Vows To Tackle Illegal Recruitment of Nigerians Abroad For Sexual Exploitation

Trafficking in persons is the acquisition of people by improper means such as force, fraud or deception, with the aim of exploiting them. There is a high prevalence of modern day slavery known as trafficking in persons (TIP) in Nigeria. National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons has vowed to tackle illegal recruitment of unsuspecting Nigerians for sexual and labour exploitation in foreign countries. The board also promised to interface with the leadership of recruitment agencies in Nigeria, Federal Ministry of Labour and other relevant agencies to stem human trafficking. Read More

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OBTAINING BY FALSE PRETENSE: 2 Brothers, Others Docked For Fraud

The offence is committed when any person by any false pretence and with intent to defraud obtains from any person whether in or outside Nigeria for himself or for some other person; or induces a person whether in or outside Nigeria to deliver to any person; or obtains any property whether or not the delivery of the property is induced through the medium of a contract, induced by the false pretense. In Nigeria, it is commonly referred to as 419. The punishment for the offence under section 419 of the Criminal Code Act is 3 years imprisonment, but where the value of the property is one thousand naira or above, the punishment is seven years imprisonment. Under the Advance Fee Fraud Act, the offence is punishable with not less than seven years and not more than twenty years imprisonment. Read More

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CYBERCRIME: EFCC Arrests 30 Suspected Yahoo Boys in Ado-Ekiti

Over the years, the alarming growth of the internet and its wide acceptance has led to increase in security threats. In Nigeria today, several internet assisted crimes known as cybercrimes are committed daily in various forms such as fraudulent electronic mails, pornography, identity theft, hacking, cyber harassment, spamming, Automated Teller Machine spoofing, piracy and phishing. Cybercrime is a threat against various institutions and people who are connected to the internet either through their computers or mobile technologies. The exponential increase of this crime in the society has become a strong issue that should not be overlooked. The impact of this kind of crime can be felt on the lives, economy and international reputation of a nation. Center for Counter Fraud Awareness (CCFA) is committed to raising awareness through its Preventive Programme for Schools Initiative where schools are visited and children and youths are exposed to the dangers associated with cybercrime. Read More

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CRIME: Police Arrest 58 Suspected Criminals in Nasarawa

All over the world societies have had to deal with criminality in various forms. Some of these forms of criminality have proved a great challenge to the society.
Crime is an act that brings about offences and it is punishable under the law. Major crimes in Nigeria include rape, kidnapping, murder, burglary, fraud, terrorism, robbery, cyber-crimes, bribery and corruption, money laundering and so on. The consequences and penalties crime attracts ranges from fine to death. Read More

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CULTISM: 100 Suspected Cultists Arrested in Lagos With Arms

Cultism activities usually have negative consequences on themselves and non-members. A great percentage of them die before they get to 40 years old. In most cases the result of their activities is negative: Innocent people die during the violent clashes. The crime rate noticeably increases as the cultists are ready to use any means to achieve their goals, even if they are contrary to the law. The activities of the cults are a huge danger for all members of society. Youth becomes more violent. In their eyes, human life has no value. Cultism is spreading at a very terrible rate in our society and we must enlighten our children and youths about the consequences. Center for Counter Fraud Awareness (CCFA) is committed to raising awareness through its Preventive Programme for Schools Initiative where schools are visited and children and youths are exposed to the dangers associated with cultism. Read More

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KIDNAPPING: Police Arrest Suspected Abductor of OAU Lecturer

Frequent acts of violent crime have grown to form a major threat to Nigeria’s national security. These include instances of militancy, insurgency and banditry. Banditry includes cattle rustling, armed robbery and kidnapping for ransom.
Kidnapping has remained the most virulent form of banditry in Nigeria. It has become the most pervasive and intractable violent crime in the country.
Kidnapping can be targeted at individuals or at groups. School children have been kidnapped in groups in various parts of Nigeria. Usually, the prime targets of kidnapping for ransom are those considered to be wealthy enough to pay a fee in exchange for being freed. The present penalty for kidnapping ranges from one to 20 years in prison, with the possibility of life imprisonment for extreme cases involving, for instance, murder. Read More

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DRUG ABUSE: Man Kills Girlfriend After Taking Tramadol

The short- and long-term effects of drug and alcohol abuse may vary from person to person, clearly many people currently suffer from the effects of abusing drugs and alcohol every day. Factors affecting the exact symptoms that are experienced may depend on a person’s age, gender, individual physiology, genetic make-up, and mental health condition. And while some side effects are relatively mild, many abused substances lend themselves to severe and life-threatening outcomes, particularly as a person’s pattern of use progresses. Addiction is a particularly debilitating result of drug or alcohol abuse that can lead to significant impairment in many areas of a person’s life—from work to school and interpersonal functioning. SAY NO TO DRUG ABUSE… Read More

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CYBERCRIME: Internet Fraudster Bags Jail Term in Kaduna

Cybercrime involves using computers and Internet by individuals to commit crime. Cyber terrorism, identity theft and spam are identified as types of cybercrimes. Nigerians have been labeled as cyber-criminals globally. This unfortunate generalisation, especially in the media, has a far-reaching negative impact on the overall image of Nigeria as a nation. It’s become the prism with which most Nigerians are viewed and judged globally. To be minimized, if not completely eradicated, some of the ways of combating such crimes include taking reasonable steps
to protect ones property by ensuring that firms protect their IT infrastructure like Networks and computer systems, government should assure that cyber crime laws are formulated and strictly adhered to and individuals should observe simple rules by ensuring antivirus protection on their computer systems. Read More

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SMUGGLING: Navy Intercepts 825 Bags of Smuggled Rice in Kwara

Smuggling is false declaration and concealment of goods, willful under-payment of Customs duties, trafficking in prohibited or restricted goods, use of unapproved routes and ports, forging of Custom documents.
Illegal importation of goods largely deprive the nation of huge revenues that would have accrued from duty payable, and puts the nation at the risk of becoming a dumping ground for substandard consumables, arms and ammunitions that might jeopardise the peace and safety of the country. Read More

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CYBERCRIME: Court Jails 17 Internet Fraudsters in Edo

Cybercrime is a crime committed using computers and through the internet. Often, it involves someone highly trained in computer systems and networking. Once they can log into a computer system of a bank or any other financial institution, they can steal large sums of money and cover their tracks.
Cybercrime does not involve hacking alone. It also involves spam, cyber terrorism, and cyber abuse. In Nigeria, there have been cases of frauds, hacking, and cyberbullying. Cybercriminal leverage the anonymity brought by the internet to carry out all their activities and covering their tracks. Center for Counter Fraud Awareness (CCFA) is committed to raising awareness through its Preventive Programme for Schools Initiative where schools are visited and children and youths are exposed to the dangers associated with cybercrime. Read More

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DRUG TRAFFICKING: Ogun Deputy Gov Laments High Rate of Drug Trafficking

DRUG TRAFFICKING: Drug trafficking is a global illicit trade involving the cultivation, manufacture, distribution and sale of substances which are subject to drug prohibition laws. Drug distribution or trafficking laws penalize the selling, transportation, and illegal import of unlawful controlled substances, such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines, and other illegal drugs. The punishment for drug trafficking can vary widely depending on several factors including the type and quantity of drugs involved, the type of drugs, geographic area of distribution, and whether children were targeted. Sentences for drug distribution and trafficking can generally range from 3-5 years to life in prison, but can be substantially higher when larger quantities are involved. We must enlighten our children and youths about the consequences. Center for Counter Fraud Awareness (CCFA) is committed to raising awareness through its Preventive Programme for Schools Initiative where schools are visited and children and youths are exposed to the dangers associated with drug trafficking. Read More

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RAPE: Man, 52, Arrested For Raping Stepdaughter

Rape is an act of sexual intercourse with an individual without his or her consent, through force or the threat of force. Some Common mental effects of sexual assault and rape includes: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, feelings of hopelessness, unexplained crying, suicidal thoughts or attempts.
If you’ve been raped or sexually assaulted, then you should not suffer in silence. Rape is a crime in Nigeria, and if you are a victim you should report the matter to ensure that the person is punished, and ensure that the person does not get an opportunity to do it to someone else again in the future.
Reporting rape can be a very emotional and difficult thing to do, so you should consider getting support from organisations like Center for Counter Fraud Awareness (CCFA). Read More

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FRAUD: Abuja Bureau de Change Operator Bags Six-Month Jail Term Over N17m Fraud

Fraud takes place when a person deliberately practices deception in order to gain something unlawfully or unfairly. While fraud is most commonly committed to obtain benefits of value, it sometimes occurs solely for the purpose of deceiving another person or entity.
Some of the most commonly committed types of fraud include: Check Fraud, Internet sales, Website misdirection, identity theft, advance fee fraud, pyramid schemes, amongst others. Read More

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CHILD TRAFFICKING: Three Sentenced To Prison For Child Trafficking

The trafficking of children for the purpose of domestic service, prostitution and other forms of exploitative labour is a widespread phenomenon in Nigeria. Globally, child trafficking is one of the fastest growing organised crimes with an estimated 1.2 million victims per year, of which 32% are African (UNICEF). There are diverse reasons why many Nigerian children are vulnerable to trafficking, including widespread poverty, large family size, rapid urbanization with deteriorating public services, low literacy levels and high school-dropout rates. The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and Other Related matters (NAPTIP) was established to fight human trafficking through investigation of cases, prosecution of criminals, rescue and rehabilitation of victims. NAPTIP has opened shelters to host rescued/repatriated children while investigations are being carried out and the families identified. Read More

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Court remands 3 workers over kidnap of employer

Frequent acts of violent crime have grown to form a major threat to Nigeria’s national security. These include instances of militancy, insurgency and banditry. Banditry includes cattle rustling, armed robbery and kidnapping for ransom. Kidnapping has remained the most virulent form of banditry in Nigeria. It has become the most pervasive and intractable violent crime in the country. Kidnapping can be targeted at individuals or at groups. School children have been kidnapped in groups in various parts of Nigeria. Usually, the prime targets of kidnapping for ransom are those considered to be wealthy enough to pay a fee in exchange for being freed. Read More

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DRUG TRAFFICKING: NDLEA Nabs 95-Year-Old Man For Dealing in Indian Hemp

Drug distribution or trafficking laws penalize the selling, transportation, and illegal import of unlawful controlled substances, such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines, and other illegal drugs. The punishment for drug trafficking can vary widely depending on several factors including the type and quantity of drugs involved, the type of drugs, geographic area of distribution, and whether children were targeted. Sentences for drug distribution and trafficking can generally range from 3-5 years to life in prison, but can be substantially higher when larger quantities are involved. Read More

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43-Year-Old Arraigned For Trafficking in Tramadol

Drug distribution or trafficking laws penalize the selling, transportation, and illegal import of unlawful controlled substances, such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines, and other illegal drugs. The punishment for drug trafficking can vary widely depending on several factors including the type and quantity of drugs involved, the type of drugs, geographic area of distribution, and whether children were targeted. Sentences for drug distribution and trafficking can generally range from 3-5 years to life in prison, but can be substantially higher when larger quantities are involved. Read More

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RAPE: Islamic Cleric Arrested for Allegedly Defiling Pupil in Osun

The Osun State Police Command, on Tuesday, said it had arrested one Habeebulah Abdurrahman, an Islamic cleric in Ede, for allegedly defiling a 16-year-old girl learning Arabic in his school.
Abdurrahman’s arrest followed a petition by the Crescent Chamber, Ibadan, dated June 13, 2019, addressed to the Commissioner of Police, which detailed how the cleric allegedly molested the victim. The suspect was arrested in connection with the allegations contained in the petition and is already in our custody,” Odoro stated.
According to the petition written on behalf of the victim’s family, a copy of which was obtained by our correspondent, the victim is a Junior Secondary School 3 pupil of a private school in Ede and has been living with her mother since the demise of her father nine years ago. The cleric was said to have told the victim’s mother to withdraw her from the Arabic school she was attending and enrol her in his own, with an assurance that he would personally train her.
Not long after the victim joined the cleric’s school, it was alleged that Abdurrahman would delay her at the end of the lesson without any justification.
the victim’s uncle, Muhydeen Oloyede, stated, On April 18, 2019, the cleric took the victim and some of his pupils on a journey to Ilaro, Ogun State. He lodged the other pupils in one room and asked the victim to stay in his own room. That night, he molested her.
The following morning, the cleric took her to his sister’s house in Abeokuta and also had intercourse with her there. He gave her N50,000 to appease her when they returned from the trip. He is claiming that he had married the girl, but that claim is not true. Read More

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