Sunday, September 23, 2018

Tag "crime"

    Amnesty: Nigeria imposed the highest number of death sentences in sub-Saharan Africa

Amnesty: Nigeria imposed the highest number of death sentences in sub-Saharan Africa

Amnesty International has described death penalty as discriminatory, saying the country imposed the highest number of death sentences in sub-Saharan Africa.There are currently 2,285 Nigerians awaiting execution.Ossai Ojigho, country director of the organisation, said this on Thursday at the presentation of the 2018 Amnesty International death penalty report 2018 in Abuja.Ossai observed that despite Nigeria’s security challenges made evident through [...]

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    ‘750 kidnappers, cattle rustlers’ surrender in Kaduna

‘750 kidnappers, cattle rustlers’ surrender in Kaduna

At least 750 kidnappers, cattle rustlers and bandits have renounced their crimes in Kubau local government area of Kaduna state.They swore an oath to turn a new leaf at the renunciation ceremony which held at the council, on Sunday.Speaking at the event, Austin Iwar, the state commissioner of police, said 400 persons had earlier taken the same step and renounced their [...]

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    Falana asks NBA to probe state attorneys for ‘refusing’ to prosecute murder suspects

Falana asks NBA to probe state attorneys for ‘refusing’ to prosecute murder suspects

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has requested the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) to investigate the attorneys-general in various states for their “refusal” to prosecute murder suspects.In a letter addressed to Abubakar Mahmud (SAN), NBA president, Falana asked the association to probe the state attorneys for “failing” to investigate “criminal elements engaged in the reckless killing of innocent citizens” in the country.He [...]

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    Inside the hospital of Abuja doctor declared wanted for robbery

Inside the hospital of Abuja doctor declared wanted for robbery

Ola Jimade has probably treated hundreds of persons in his career as a medical doctor. He had been operating like his colleagues: attending sick calls, and administering drugs to sick persons at  VitalCare Hospital, at 21B, Phase 3, Kubwa, Abuja, until Tuesday when the Kogi state indigene was declared wanted by the federal capital territory (FCT) police command for alleged criminal [...]

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    Okorocha’s ‘amnesty’ to wanted persons splits lawmakers

Okorocha’s ‘amnesty’ to wanted persons splits lawmakers

Members of the house of representatives were divided on Tuesday over the amnesty reportedly granted by Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, to some criminal suspects declared wanted by the Rivers state government.Last week, Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, had said: "That amnesty offered by Governor Okorocha cannot cover Rivers state. These criminals are still wanted for their crimes against [...]

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    Dickson: Politicians sponsoring killings are criminals

Dickson: Politicians sponsoring killings are criminals

Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa state governor, has called for the arrest of politicians who are allegedly sponsoring killings in various parts of the country.Dickson made call when Abubakar Alhassan, flag officer commanding the central naval command, visited him in Yenagoa, the state capital.In a statement by Fidelis Soriwei, the governor's spokesman, Dickson was quoted as saying such politicians should be treated [...]

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    Falana: SARS operatives becoming a problem — even for the police

Falana: SARS operatives becoming a problem — even for the police

Femi Falana, lawyer and rights activist, says operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS), a police unit, are becoming a problem "even for the Nigeria police force".The senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said this when he featured on a Channels TV programme.Falana agreed that SARS operatives were "overstepping their boundaries" but he said necessary regulations to checkmate their activities had [...]

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    Yoruba ‘intellectual’ crimes in the UK

Yoruba ‘intellectual’ crimes in the UK

Crime has no ethnic complexion. But when a group is the preponderant cast of a certain evil, I believe that should be addressed. For those who may want to come at me for any convoluted or bigoted reason, please read my previous article – The Igbo crime culture.I took a two-week break after writing that article. There was a fusillade [...]

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    The Igbo crime culture

The Igbo crime culture

In the sweltering heat of a serial lynching and killing of Igbo citizens in Asia in 2013, I wrote an article entitled, ‘The Igbo fallacy’. In it, I appealed to the Igbo to de-emphasise the culture of profligacy, decadent opulence, debauchery and vanity which fuels the pursuit of crime by their own.I am compelled to revivify the article here, but [...]

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    ‘Some Africans use Nigerian passport to commit crime’

‘Some Africans use Nigerian passport to commit crime’

Citizens of some African countries, including Ghana, obtain Nigerian passport to perpetrate crime in various countries, Yusuf Hinna, a non-career ambassadorial nominee, has alleged.According to NAN, he said this while responding to questions at his screening by the senate committee on foreign affairs in Abuja on Tuesday.He told the lawmakers that some of the criminal activities carried out in several [...]

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    Police nab man with fresh human head

Police nab man with fresh human head

Policemen in Lagos have arrested a 38-year-old man found to be in possession of a fresh human head.The public relations officer of the command, DSP Ngozi Braide, who disclosed this on Wednesday, said the man was arrested on Tuesday at Orile, by anti-robbery policemen attached to the Orile Police Station."The police team that, led by Insp. Bernard Oyinlade, found the suspect while conducting [...]

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    Uduaghan proffers solution to terrorism, violent crimes

Uduaghan proffers solution to terrorism, violent crimes

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