‘We are coming for you’, NDLEA tells drug dealers 

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) last week announced the seizure of N198b worth of cocaine in Ikorodu, Lagos state. The agency announced on Tuesday that it has destroyed the illicit drugs.  Is that the end of the case?  No, the arrested drug offenders will face prosecution. In a statement on Tuesday regarding the … Read more

EndSars panel submits report 

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The panel set up to investigate violations committed by members of the disbanded Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) submitted its report yesterday in Abuja.  What’s in the report?  The Independent Investigation Panel’s report on alleged Human Rights Violations committed by the Anti-robbery unit of the Nigerian Police Force found no fewer than 72 members of the … Read more

Court remands 68-year-od man for defiling a minor in Osogbo.

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68-year-old Ayodele Faremi was yesterday remanded in prison by an Osogbo Magistrate court for allegedly having unlawful carnal knowledge of a ten-year-old girl. Police Prosecutor, ASP John Idoko, in the charge letter, accused Faremi of taking undue advantage and sexually exploiting the victim whose name has been concealed from the media. How did it happen? … Read more

Maximum sentence of 621 years

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 The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has declared a 29-year-old Nigerian, Chidozie Collins Obasi, wanted for an alleged $30m fraud.  How did the fraud happen?  Posing as a representative of an Indonesian-based medical supply company, according to the FBI, Obasi defrauded the State of New York at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic … Read more

Crime against humanity 

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The United Nations (UN) in a new report has said that China may have committed crimes against humanity in the Xinjiang region of the country.  May have?  The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, whose tenure just ended, stated this in the report which follows her visit to China in May. The report … Read more

Inibehe Effiong released from prison.

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Inibehe Effiong, the Lagos-based Human Rights Lawyer and socio-political Activist sent to prison by the Chief Justice of Akwa-Ibom State has been released from prison. Oh! That’s good news, what did he say? Inibehe, upon his release from Ikot Ikpene prison yesterday, at about 8:00 am told the crowd of supporters and journalists, who gathered … Read more

Saudi special sentencing

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Saudi women’s rights campaigner Salma al-Shehab was a Ph.D. student at England’s Leeds University in January 2021, when she was arrested and questioned for almost a year before being brought to Saudi Arabia’s Specialized Criminal Court. What was her crime?  The charges against her included “providing succor to those seeking to disrupt public order and … Read more

2 former Pennyslavia judges in kids-for-cash scandal.

After being indicted for sending hundreds of children to “for-profit jails” in exchange for kickbacks, two former Pennsylvania judges – Mark Ciavarella & Michael Conahan – have been ordered to pay more than $200m as damages to their victims.  Did they get that much in kickbacks?  No, the investigation found that they accepted $2.8m in … Read more

US asks court to seize $600,000 belonging to former aide to Ogun State governor

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The United State Government has asked a District Court in Tacoma to order the forfeiture of Abidemi Rufai’s $604,260 being the interest that accrued from his commission of wire fraud.  The amount if converted to naira using the official exchange rate amounts to about 252 million naira or 392 million naira if exchanged at the … Read more