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Lagos CP parades 3 people suspected of killing Senator Adeola’s aide



Lagos CP parades 3 people suspected of killing Senator Adeola's aide

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Idowu Owohunwa, has expressed concern over the different criminal gangs allegedly breeding from the Custodian Centres.

Owohunwa expressed his concern on Monday, while parading three suspects, who allegedly robbed and killed Senator Adeola’s aide, Sanni Adeniyi.


He said the three suspects have been arrested and sentenced many times for various crimes and jail terms, stressing that while serving their sentences, they were connected to form criminal gang.


The police chief said that the suspects, Alfred Tokunbo, Lucky Michael and Segun Adedigba, were also connected to international criminal suspects from the Custodian Centres.


“Our Custodian Centres, unfortunately, still remain the breeding ground for criminal elements that will find their way out to the system, come out more vicious, more armed, more hardened, more heartless to threaten the internal security space.


“We are still exploring the depth of this situation and the good thing is that the attention of the Inspector-General of Police and Governor of Lagos State have been drawn to this.


“We are sure that the findings of this investigation will be utilised to escalate this concern,” he said.


Owohunwa said he was also worried about the fact that the judicial system was unwittingly contributing to some of the challenges experienced as law enforcement officers.


“As I specifically mentioned, on multiple occasions, the suspects have been processed through the judicial system and they always come out free.


“The appeal here is that much as we are interested in advancing the cause of justice, it is expedient that we also appeal that we find the balance between justice administration, criminal justice delivery and overriding internal security situation in Lagos and other parts of Nigeria.


“That will help us as law enforcement; it will lessen the loads on us, in term of recycling suspects, is a major problem we are witnessing of late in Lagos State,” he noted.


The police boss said his third concern was a highly complex case, which has to do with notorious criminal cells, with transnational network, threatening the security and peace of Lagos.


Owohunwa pointed out that most of the vehicles robbed from Lagos and taken to Cotonou, may possibly be recycled back into the Nigerian market, stressing that whoever falls into the temptation of buying them stand the risk of being brought to justice.


On the usage of military uniform by suspected criminals, Owohunwa said most of the criminals only disguised like military officials while carrying out their criminal activities.


“Another worrisome component is the resort to impersonating the military in order to perfect their crime. When it occurred, there is always a wide concern and outcry that military men are involved.


“Through the painstaking investigative and intelligence activities of the Nigeria police, we have been able to establish that the brains behind this crime only took advantage by acquiring military kits, uniforms and accoutrements.


“They do this in order to deceive the public, the victims and perfect their crimes. Some of these kits \are gotten from open markets,” he added.


The police boss said that they have, to a large extent, disrupted the current network of the criminals. He assured that the Lagos Police Command will allow residents of the state to have the space they require to enjoy their liberty.


“No matter how long, no matter how short, the long arms of the law will definitely catch up with criminals. We have the capacity, We have the orientation, we have the motivation.


“This is a clear statement. No matter how complex it is to go after them, we pursue them until we bring them to justice,” he assured.

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Nigerian Navy arrests Motor Tanker VINNALARIS 1 Lagos for crude oil theft



The Nigerian Navy Forward Operating Base, IGBOKODA in Ondo State, has arrested 77-meter-long Motor Tanker (MT) VINNALARIS 1 LAGOS in the early hours of Thursday 7 December 2023 at about 3.00am.


A Statement by the Nigerian Navy spokeperson Commodore Ayo Vaughn said the vessel had 17 crew members onboard at the time of arrest and was caught engaging in illegal siphoning of crude oil from one of the well heads at EBESAN oil field about 7 nautical miles off the coast of Awoye riverine community in Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State.


He said the apprehension of the vessel was based on credible intelligence received by the Base on the illegal activities of crude oil thieves at the location which informed the swift deployment of FOB IGBOKODA personnel to enforce the arrest of the vessel and her crew.


The vessel, MT VINNALARIS 1 LAGOS, has a storage capacity of about 15,000 metric tonnes and as at the time of arrest had loaded about 500 Metric tonnes of crude oil.


The statement further added, “it is believed that Tantita Security Service TSS is involved in the illegalities because Awoye riverine area which is close to the place of arrest is covered by TSS.” Vaughan noted that it was upon the arrest of the vessel by the Nigerian Navy that TSS began to raise false alarm, which the Navy described as totally unfounded and mischievous.

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The National Judicial Commision has recommended the appointment of 11 Supreme Court Justices, one Justice of Court of Appeal, 6 Heads of Courts and 26 other Judicial Officers.


This was the consencus at the Councils 104 Meeting after considering the list of candidates presented by its Interview Committee



According to a statement signed by the Director Of Information, Soji Oye, the council after much deliberations, recommended Justice Hannatu Sankey, Justice Chidiebere Uwa, Justice Chioma Nwosu-Iheme, Justice Haruna Tsammani and

Justice Aseimo Adumein as Supreme court Justices.


Others are Justice Obande Ogbuinya, Justice Stephen Adah, Justice Habeeb Abiru, Justice Jamilu Tukur, Justice Abubakar Umar, and Justice Mohammed Idris.


The NJC also recommended Justice Mohammed Ramat as a Justice of the Court of Appeal.


Some heads of court nominated are Justice Joel Agya, as the Chief Judge Taraba State,

Justice Umar Abubakar, Chief Judge of Taraba State amongst others.


The Council has said that all recommended candidates to the Supreme Court Bench would be sworn-in after the approval of their recommendation by President Bola Tinubu and the subsequent confirmation of their appointment by the Senate.


NJC has also noted that the various Heads of Court recommended would also be sworn-in upon the approval of their appointment by their various State Governors and subsequent confirmation of same by their respective State Houses of Assembly.

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EFCC denies comments on 70 percent Nigerian Youths involvement in internet fraud



EFCC denies comments on 70 percent Nigerian Youths involvement in internet fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has denied comments by it’s Executive Chairman, Ola Olukoyede which labelled seventy percent of Nigerian Students as internet fraudsters.




While stating this in a Statement by the Head, Media and Publicity Dele Oyewale, the Commission says it is a misrepresentation of the concerns of the Chairman of the EFCC to the rising incidences of internet- related crimes involving Youths across the Country.




It explains that its Chairman had called for wider media enlightenment of youths as a counter- measure against the menace of internet fraud at a meeting with Representatives of the Civil Society Organizations, CSOs that paid him a visit in Abuja.




Olukoyede says that reports and intelligence available to him indicated that, unless the trajectory of youth involvement in internet fraud is addressed and reversed, the future of their leadership of Nigeria may be threatened and if it continues in the next ten years, seven out ten of the youths may be getting involved in cybercrimes.



The EFCC says that at no time did its Chairman mentioned that “seven out of ten” Nigerian students are criminals” as widely reported.




The Commission assures the public that its Chairman is doubly committed to the progress of Nigerian Youths and underscores his calls for collaborative interventions in offering them more productive and sustainable alternatives.



The Statement added that the concerns of the EFCC Chairman bothers on breaking the jinx of mass indulgence of youths in cybercrimes.

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