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We Don’t Brand Successful youth Fraudsters, EFCC Insists It Only Go After Suspects

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)has denied allegations that it is hounding successful youths in its quest to contain internet fraud popularly known as Yahoo-Yahoo.

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Nigerians on social media have accused the agency and the police of branding, without proof, every young successful person as an internet fraudster.

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But Chairman of the Commission Ibrahim Magu denied these allegations on Monday.

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During an interview after the opening ceremony of a three-day conference and retreat for senior police officers held in Lagos, Magu insisted that the EFCC went after suspects based on credible intelligence.

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He also reiterated that the EFCC was making plans to rehabiliate arrested internet fraudsters so they could be of great use to the country and society.

Magu said, “We go after fraudsters and not successful young persons.

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“We do due diligence before clamping down on them.

“I have also mentioned that we are making arrangement to rehabilitate these arrested fraudsters so that they can be useful to the society.”

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Meanwhile, Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki, who was also at the event, said the state was using community policing to tackle the menace of highway kidnapping and armed violence which have been prevalent for some months.

He said his administration was working very hard with the office of the Inspector General of Police (IG) to ensure that attacks on motorists plying the Ore-Benin Highway was a thing of the past.

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Obaseki said, “Our model for community policing is key and we are working very hard with the IG’s office. Do not forget that the current IG was AIG in Edo State and that was when we started working on the whole concept of community policing.

“That is one of the reasons I am here: to work with the senior management of the police in terms of providing security in the state.”

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Kwara Police Nabs Man Allegedly Parading Himself As Police Officer

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Kwara State Police in Oro has arrested a middle aged man, (names withheld) for allegedly possessing handcuff and parading himself as police officer .

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The suspect was arrested on Saturday following complaints by a woman who alleged the man of duping her under false pretence.

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She disclosed that the suspect had always presented himself as a police officer.

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BlazeNewz gathered that the suspect runs a beer Palour along one of the popular roads in Oro.

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Police Public Relations Officer of Kwara State , ASP Ajayi Okasanmi said that the Police Divisional Officer in Oro said something like that happened but it is still under investigation with a promise to get back later after completion.

It was also gathered that a handcuff was recovered from the suspect .

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Meanwhile, the chairman Oro zone of Oro Community, Mr. Joseph Ademola Ibitoye commended the police for their efforts to rid the town of dubious people.

He pledged the cooperation of the community with law enforcement agencies.

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Why I Killed My 5-Year-Old Son, Turkish Footballer Confesses

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A Turkish football player in the northwestern province of Bursa has admitted to murdering his 5-year-old son, 11 days after officials ruled the toddler’s death was due to breathing difficulties without suspecting foul play.

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According to the local reports on Friday, former Süper Lig player Cevher Toktaş admitted his son to a local hospital on April 23 after he had a cough and a high fever.

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The doctors at the hospital promptly quarantined the boy and the father, as the 5-year-old showed hallmark symptoms of COVID-19.

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Sometime later in the same day, Toktaş summoned the doctors to the room and said the boy was having difficulty breathing.

The doctors rushed the boy to the intensive care unit, but he passed away less than two hours later.

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With breathing difficulties common in COVID-19 patients and not suspecting foul play, authorities ruled the boy’s death as a normal death initially.

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But 11 days after the incident, Toktaş went to a local police station to admit his crime.

In his statement to the police, Toktaş said he smothered his son with a pillow when they were alone in the room.

“I pressed a pillow on my son who was lying on his back. For 15 minutes, I pressed down on the pillow without lifting it up. My son was struggling during that time. After he stopped moving, I lifted the pillow. Then I yelled for doctors to help to draw any suspicions away from me,” his statement read.

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When asked reason why he murdered his son, Toktaş said he killed his son because he simply “didn’t love him.”

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Vehicle Tracker Aids Arrest Of Man Declared Wanted For Murder, Three Others

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A man on police wanted list was on Thursday arrested after a vehicle he allegedly stole from a woman in Kumasi, was tracked and intercepted at Offinso in the Ashanti Region.

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Nana Kofi Owusu, 29, was arrested after a woman (name withheld), who works at the Center for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) at Fumesua in Kumasi reported to the police on Wednesday, May 5 that the suspect had bolted with her Toyota Corolla vehicle with registration number GE 1210-16.

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The victim had told the police that she became helpless after the vehicle developed a mechanical fault on the Adum-Kwanwoma stretch, while driving to work.

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“While looking for a mechanic to fix same suspect Nana Kofi Owusu aged 29 yrs emerged and offered to help. That the suspect managed to start the vehicle and sped away with same,” an incident report sighted by Dailymailgh.com read.

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Luck, however, eluded Kofi Owusu, when he was arrested by the police at Offinso on Thursday, at about 6:00am following a dispatch message and information provided by telecom giant, MTN Ghana, which has a car tracking service team in Accra.

The suspect who was later handed over to the Asokwa Divisional Police Command for interrogation where investigations revealed that he had been declared wanted by the Cyber Crime Unit of the Ghana Police Service.

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“Picture of the suspect was sent to the Unit Commander who confirmed that he is wanted by the Unit in a case of murder,” investigators say.

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The suspect also named Collins Ankomah, aged 27; Kwadwo Samuel Gyamfi, 32 and one Daniel Owusu Aboagye, as accomplices.

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The three who have since been arrested confessed to the police during interrogation that they had committed several crimes including a recent robbery at Offinso in April this year.

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Items stolen during the operation from a victim known only as Gyamera included; a black Nissan X-Trail 4×4 vehicle with registration number AS 8150-10, a fridge, four foam mattresses, an air-conditioner and other domestic appliances.

The items have been retrieved and impounded at Asokwa Divisional Police Headquarters.

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The suspects have been detained as the Ashanti Regional Police Command launches an identification parade and brief the media over the development.

Source: Ghana Web

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