INVESTIGATION NEWS 

UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION: With Just N200 Bribe Per Immigration Checkpoint, Illegal Migrants Are Infiltrating Nigeria Through Sokoto

Between November and December 2019, IBRAHIM ADEYEMI embarked on a four-way undercover trip from Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, to Sokoto, a northwestern state bordering Niger Republic. Throughout the cumulative 96-hour journey of over 4,000 kilometres, he documented how officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) conspire with mischievous commercial drivers to extort illegal immigrants and permit them entry into Nigeria in a strict bribe-and-pass pattern — at the expense of the country’s national security. Wabuka Zakariyau, a Nigerien residing illegally in Nigeria, was aggrieved but he dared not agitate. His…

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INVESTIGATION 

Oraifite: Group writes SGF, PSC, demands joint investigation board

Civil Rights group, International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law, Intersociety, has written to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, and Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Musiliu Smith, demanding a joint investigation board into the Oraifite-Anambra police and army mayhem of December 2, 2019. Board Chairman of intersociety, Emeka Umegabalasi, lawyers Obianuju Igboeli, Head of Civil Liberties and  Rule of Law, Chinwe Umeche, Head of Democracy and Good Governance and Ndidiamaka Bernard Chinaza, Head of Int’l Justice & Human Rights, who signed the…

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INVESTIGATION 

Police Act amendment bill passes 2nd reading

A bill seeking the amendment of the Police Act (CAP P19) Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 on Thursday passed the second reading at the Senate. The bill sponsored by the senator representing Imo East, Ezenwa Onyewuchi, seeks to expunge the gender-discriminatory provisions of Regulations 122, 123, 124 and 127 of the Police Act for other related matters. Regulation 122 restricts female police officers assigned to the General Duties Branch of the Nigeria Police Force to telephone, clerical and office orderly duties while Regulation 123 prohibits women police from drilling…

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INVESTIGATION NEWS 

Pandemonium as police allegedly beat man to death in Ogun

The ancient town of Ipokia, in Ogun State is enmeshed in crisis as youths took to the street, Wednesday morning, to protest the death of a young man, popularly known as Alapa, who they alleged was beaten to death by the police yesterday. Information gathered from people who were at the scene of the incident that Alapa died after being beaten by the police with the butts of their guns. As a result, irate youths have barricaded the main road in Ipokia, accusing the police of extrajudicial killing. The Ogun…

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Health INVESTIGATION 

Lagos sets up committee to investigating death of toddler in Ikorodu Hospital

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, has said the Ministry of Health will conduct an investigation into allegations of misconduct and negligence by an unnamed doctor at the Ikorodu General Hospital, which led to the death of a nine-month-old toddler. A twitter user with handle @GucciOyin in a thread, narrated how she lost her nine months old son due to negligence of the doctor in Ikorodu General Hospital. She tweeted: “My son had an attack around 3am in the morning on the 19th of July, 2019. We got…

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EFCC REPORT INVESTIGATION 

Three Civil Servants Docked for N6m Salary Fraud

The EFCC, Port Harcourt Zonal Office, on Monday November 4, 2019 arraigned the trio of Charity Nneoma Ukonu, Udeachara Uche and Idika Kalu before Justice E.N Anyadike of the Federal High Court sitting in Umuahia, Abia State on 11-count charges bordering on money laundering, stealing and diversion of funds to the tune of N6,260,321.08( Six Million, Two Hundred and Sixty Thousand, Three Hundred and Twenty One Naira, Eight Kobo only) contrary to Section 18(a) and Punishable under Section 15 of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2012 (as amended). Specifically, the three…

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INVESTIGATION NEWS 

Gunmen kill 24-yr-old student in Kogi

Yet-to-be identified gunmen have allegedly killed a fresh student of the Department of Community Health, College of Health Sciences and Technology, Idah, Kogi State, Sule Moses. The student who is about 24 years of age was said to be attacked and killed by the unknown gunmen, on Thursday, at a private hostel, located behind the school. The college provost, Dr Nuhu Anyegeu described the attack on the student as ‘inconceivable and shocking. The provost in a statement issued, in Idah, on Saturday, expressed regret over the death of the deceased,…

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INVESTIGATION NEWS 

1,000 ghost workers exposed in Niger

Over 1000 ghost workers have been exposed in Niger state following the verification conducted by a committee set up by the Niger State Government. Some of the civil servants in the state were also discovered to be collecting double salaries while further investigations showed whose names appear in the payment vouchers but are not in the nominal roll of the state government. The Chairman of the Chairman of the Committee on Civil Servants Salary Management and Verification, Engineer Ibrahim Mohammed Panti divulged this to newsmen after the submission of the…

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