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DRUG ABUSE: Customs To Destroy NGN15bn Tramadol, Other Harmful Drugs

The case of drug abuse in Nigeria is on the rise. The dangers of excessive use of prescription drugs are- It causes the liver to have to work harder, possibly causing significant damage or liver cancer, it could lead to reckless driving, mental illness, and poor judgment, destroys homes, and leads to depression. People who live with substance dependence have a higher risk of all bad outcomes including unintentional injuries, accidents, risk of domestic violence, medical problems, suicidal and death. The government should put restrictions on prescription drugs not all drugs should be sold over the counter. Only licensed pharmacists should be allowed to open up a drug store. Parents should also enlighten their children at an early age on the negative effect of drug abuse. The government, the medical community and the civil society altogether are not relentless in their efforts to tackle drug abuse. The 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 abuse. Read More

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CYBERCRIME: What We Are Doing To Curb Cybercrime- NCC

Cyber security has been an issue of concern to the commission. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has disclosed some of its practical measures to curb the activities of cyber criminals.
NCC disclosed that it has the latest equipment to monitor and trace cyber criminals directly. NCC is also collaborating with a London-based telecom firm to track down cyber criminals. Read More

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HUMAN TRAFFICKING: How Trafficked Nigerians Fall Victims of Organ Harvest in Europe

Nigerian migrants trying to reach Europe have for long been falling victims to organ harvesting
As at June 20, 2019, no fewer than 14,036 Nigerians stranded in 10 countries have been repatriated, according to figures by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
Director General of the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Juli Okah-Donli, whose agency has had to grapple with the huge challenges, said many young Nigerians have fallen victims of organ harvesting. Read More

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HUMAN TRAFFICKING: Travel Agent Arrested Over Alleged Human Trafficking

A senior official of a travel agency in Edo was arrested by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) for suspected human trafficking offence. The suspect usually ensured that the victims went through various rituals in his residence as part of the preparation for the foreign trip. Items recovered in the home of the suspect included, bras and pants belonging to victims, female clothes, red, white and black clothes, usually tied by victims for oath-taking and ATM cards. Read More

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ORGANIZED CRIME: Police Parade 33 Suspects, Recover Arms, Charms in Enugu

Nigeria and Nigerians have acquired a notorious reputation for involvement in drug-trafficking, fraud, cyber-crime and other types of serious crime.
Organized crime is usually associated with drug trafficking, human trafficking and murder. It is not surprising to find internet scams classified as organised crime commonly known in Nigeria as yahoo-yahoo. Organized crime from drug and human trafficking to fraud, financial crime, cyber-crime and other types of criminal activity undermines Nigeria’s development prospects. Read More

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DRUG ABUSE: EU Contributes £50m To Tackling Drug Abuse, Trafficking In West Africa

The European Union (EU) had contributed 50 million Euros to the fight against drug use and illicit drug trafficking in West Africa. This was disclosed by Mr Kurt Cornelis, Head of Cooperation, EU in an interview with newsmen at the end of the launch of 2014-2017 West African report on drugs in Abuja. The money was meant to fund programmes that will curb the menace of drug abuse. He further explained that the funds were meant for capacity building, tackling drug abuse and trafficking; as well as obtaining valid data and report on drugs. Read More

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RAPE: Man Arraigned For Defiling Mentally Ill Teenager in Katsina

Defilement is any sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 18 years old, whether or not the child consents. It is a crime under the Sexual Offences Act. Defilement can cause physical injuries inside and outside of the body (including cuts, tears, severe bleeding and damage to internal reproductive organs, which sometimes requires surgery) psychological damage to victims (including depression, fear, anxiety, distrust and sometimes suicidal thoughts) death, unwanted pregnancies, HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, Interruption of schooling (as victims are often forced to drop out of school) and social stigma. Read More

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DRUG TRAFFICKING: Nigerian National Held With Cocaine Worth Over ₹6 cr.

The Anti Narcotics Cell (ANC) of the Mumbai Police Crime Branch on Monday arrested a Nigerian national after he was allegedly found to be in possession of over 1 kg of high quality cocaine worth over ₹6 crore. Police said the accused is a member of an international cartel connected to two previous seizures of the drug. The accused, identified as Bonaventure Nwude (35) is a Nigerian national who was staying in Koparkhairane in Navi Mumbai. The police said he was intercepted by the Bandra unit of the ANC near the Khar Telephone Exchange based on a tip-off. Read More

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DRUG TRAFFICKING: Customs Uncover N2.8m Tramadol Inside Ambulance

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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DEFILEMENT: Abuja School Bursar Arrested For Raping, Impregnating Pupil

Defilement is any sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 18 years old, whether or not the child consents. It is a crime under the Sexual Offences Act. Defilement can cause physical injuries inside and outside of the body (including cuts, tears, severe bleeding and damage to internal reproductive organs, which sometimes requires surgery) psychological damage to victims (including depression, fear, anxiety, distrust and sometimes suicidal thoughts) death, unwanted pregnancies, HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, Interruption of schooling (as victims are often forced to drop out of school) and social stigma. Read More

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HUMAN TRAFFICKING: NAPTIP Arrests Six Suspected Human Traffickers

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, 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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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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