Imo CP And Ebonyi Parade Suspected Child Traffickers, Kidnappers

police-on suspectsThe Imo State Police command has reunited 3 months old baby Chijioke Chukwuka with his mother.

The baby was said to have been sold out to a buyer at the sum of 750,000 naira after the mother Chizoba Nnadogu aged 25 delivered him at Onyebuchi Maternity Clinic, Umuhu Okabia in Orsu Local Government Area of Imo state.

While returning the baby to his biological mother and also parading the child trafficking syndicates at the Imo State police command in Owerri the Imo state capital, south east Nigeria, the new Commissioner for Police in the the state Taiwo Lakanu said he has noted with great concern the high level of child trafficking and child stealing that has become a major money making business for some criminals in the state.

He said henceforth, the command will stop at nothing to ensure these child traffickers are brought to book and the business is eradicated in the state, he called on all Imo indigenes to support the police with adequate information on how crime and other criminal activities could be combated in the state.

Meanwhile, the Ebonyi State Commissioner of Police, Peace Abdallah also paraded some suspected kidnappers who have been terrorizing the peace of Ebonyi state in recent times.

Parading the suspects alongside some other suspected criminals at the command headquarters in Abakaliki the Ebonyi state capital south east Nigeria, the Commissioner of Police Peace Abdallah said the arrest followed a tip off by members of the public as men of the anti-kidnapping squad of the Ebonyi State Police Command swung into action and 2 members of the gang who planned to collect the proposed ransom were nabbed.

She warned that henceforth there shall no be hiding place for kidnappers or related criminals in the state.

Anambra Police Command Set To Launch Operation Peace

police-on suspectsThe Anambra State Police Command is set to launch Operation Peace ahead of the yuletide to clampdown on all forms of criminality in and around the state.

The State Commissioner of Police Mr. Hassan Karma revealed this in a media briefing at the command headquarters in Awka.

This has come on the heels of several arrests made within August in which two policemen were apprehended for armed robbery.

A 29 year-old, Peter Iloh from Egede, Enugu State, was a Corporal serving at Oguta in Imo State Command and was arrested for armed robbery by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Awkuzu, Anambra State.

The second suspect, Constable Nicholas Ogbuanu, was a dismissed officer, who still went on to parade himself as an officer and was extorting money from a commercial motorcycle rider when he was apprehended by the police in Onitsha.

The State Police Commissioner reacting to the resolve of the command to clamp down on criminals in and around the state revealed plans to launch Operation Peace, which would target stamping out crime and criminality.

Mr. Karma used the opportunity to enlighten members of the public on the ongoing Police recruitment across the country and cautioned them to be wary of fraudsters, who will want them to part with money or gift in order to secure recruitment.

The police helmsman also revealed that over one hundred assorted arms and over ten thousand various types of ammunition have been recovered by the police from January this year to September, while over three hundred criminals have been arrested.

Police Vow To Clamp Down On Criminals In Rivers State

Nigeria PoliceAs part of efforts to rid Rivers State of criminal activities, the State Police Command has clamped down on suspects involved in various crimes, ranging from armed robbery, car theft to kidnapping.

The suspects were paraded at the command’s headquarters in Port Harcourt on Saturday.

Speaking to reporters during the parade, the spokesman for the Rivers State Police Command, DSP Ahmad Muhammad, reaffirmed the resolve of the police in the state to chase out criminals.

He hailed the public for supplying useful information that led to the investigation and subsequent arrest of the suspects.

One of the car theft suspects, Tope Ekundayo, claimed he was a painter doing his legitimate job when the police suddenly came to arrest him.

Another suspect, Mary Amadi, had threatened to kidnap a radio presenter of Wazobia Fm Port Harcourt but claimed it was just for the fun of it, not meaning to do so.

Jail Break Not Unusual, Inmates Always Want Freedom, Expert Tells Prison Authority

A security expert, Olatunbosun Abolarinwa on Tuesday said the recent prison break which led to the release of 175 inmates from the Ondo medium security prison is a wake-up call to the Nigeria Prisons Service.

“It is a time for authority to wake up,” he said.

Speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, Mr Abolarinwa disapproved the durability and strength of the prison structure which he says does not need any expertise to break through. He described it as an ‘eye sore’.

Although guns and explosives were used in facilitating the prison break, Mr Abolarinwa disagreed with the Ondo State Comptroller of Prisons, Tunde Olayiwola, who had said the occurrence was an ‘unusual’ attack.

He explained that the psychology of all inmates in focused on how to be free from prison, hence jail  breaks will always happen. This he said, is why maximum security prisons require beefed up security.

He said the recent spate of prison breaks in the country calls for concern. However he asked people to exercise caution in linking the attacks to terrorist groups.

“There is need for proper investigations to be carried out in order for us to be able to establish the facts and figures in this before we jump to conclusions”.

He said that the prison authority needs to focus on proper archiving and profiling of inmates, which will facilitate recapture of escaped persons.

He however questioned whether the authorities are already doing this.

Police Nabs Man For Raping 4 Year Old To Death

The Imo state police command has arrested a 30-year old man, Mr. Onyebuchi Ejinkonye who allegedly raped a 4-year old girl to death in Omuma Oru east local government area of Imo state.

Parading the suspect at the command headquaters in Owerri the state capital, the Imo State Commissioner for Police Mr. Mohammed Katsina revealed that his team caught Mr. Onyebuchi Ejinkonye while he was trying to bury the corpse of the 4year old girl after raping her to death.

Mr. Katsina also paraded some kidnap suspects, armed robbers as well as fraudsters who had been terrorizing the peace of the state.

He called for the cooperation of Imo citizens by giving the police meaningful information regarding to criminal hide outs and their movement.

He advised criminals in the state to go into hiding as he will not take it likely with their lot.

Nigeria Customs Parades Alleged Cyber Criminals

Officers of the Nigeria Customs Service have paraded four suspects who specialise in the creation of fake website advertising job vacancies by the service.

Addressing journalists in Abuja, the assistant Comptroller General of customs in charge of the headquarters, Mr. Tahir Musa said that the suspects use the fake websites to defraud job seekers of huge sums of monies.

Also paraded were two youth corps members, Sanusi Abubakar and Hassan Maiyaki who received N400,000 and N3,000,000 respectively for job offers into the Nigeria customs service.

Mr. Musa appealed to Nigerians not to patronise the criminals, adding that service does not extort money from people before they are given jobs.


Cybercrime bill scales through second reading

Two bills seeking to provide a legal framework to combat computer misuse and cybercrime in Nigeria have passed second reading in the House of Representatives.

The bills, which were presented by rep. Aisha dahiru, seek to amend the criminal and penal codes to provide for offences and penalties for computer misuse and cybercrimes as she cited the recent gruesome killing of Cynthia Osokogu who was lured to Lagos, raped, robbed and strangled by her “friend” on a BlackBerry chat room as one of the ills of cybercrime which must be fixed during her lead debate on the bill.

According to her, the absence of cybercrime laws portrayed Nigeria as “very porous nation” for cybercrime.

Ahmed who described cybercrime as “well organised and coordinated enterprise” said the absence of cybercrime legislation has exposed sensitive economic, intelligence and security and sundry government outfit to hacking by cybercrime syndicates.

The Taraba lawmaker told lawmakers that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has made 288 cybercrime- related arrests but 234 of the cases were still pending in court largely due to absence of cybercrime legislation to prosecute the cases.

Most members who contributed to the debate on the bill were unanimous in their submissions that it is time for the nation to have a cybercrime law.

Minority Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila in his contribution to the debate said, “This issue (cybercrime and computer misuse) has become a menace to society that needs to be dealt with frontally.”

Most of the lawmakers supported the bills, saying it will empower law enforcement agencies to combat the crimes which have negatively affected Nigeria’s image internationally.

Nigerian scientist designs software to track criminals

A computer software capable of tracking down criminals and their activities in the country, has been designed and developed by computer scientist and former deputy governor of Anambra State, Dr. Chinedu Emeka.

According to Dr. Emeka, the research was embarked upon to develop the natin’s security system against criminals who often escape being punished for offences committed. He said,”with this software, criminals will be caught and prosecuted…as a result, prospective criminals would have a rethink before venturing into crimes.”

The computer scientist also said, the software (a national data base of criminals) would be made in such a way that security agencies in the country will have easy access to it.

Emeka urged politicians, government and private sectors to always provide funds for universities to carry out research and development, recognize the excellence in each research and encourage the researchers by setting out annual prizes for most useful indigenous scientific discoveries, best made Nigeria computer software.