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Customs seizes 33,390 liters of petrol on Badagry creeks

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Customs seizes 33,390 liters of petrol on Badagry creeks

Customs seizes 33,390 liters of petrol on Badagry creeks

The Nigeria Customs Service seized 33,390 litres of petrol on the Badagry waterways in Lagos State on Dec. 8.

The assertion was made on Sunday in Badagry in a statement issued by its spokesman, Mr Hussain Abdulahi.

He quoted Mr Bello Jibo, Comptroller, Customs Area Command at Seme Border Area as saying that the seizure had a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N8,808,280.

Jibo said with Wednesday’s seizure, the Command had seized 930,140 litres of petrol; about 28 tanker-loads of 33,000 litres each from January to date.

He explained that the seizures were contained in 31,000 jerry cans of 30 litres of petrol each.

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“The combined DPV of the petrol stands at N167,722,751.51,’’ he said.

He added that the Command’s surveillance and patrols in creeks and beaches in Badagry and its environs on Wednesday led to the seizure of 1,113 jerry cans of petrol of 30 litres each, equivalent to 33,390 litres.

“The seizure with a DPV of N8,808,280 was made in the late hours of Wednesday, Dec.8, 2022,’’ he said.

Jibo described the seizure as unprecedented in the history of the Seme Command of the Nigeria Customs Service and reiterated the commitment of the officers to continue to make smuggling unattractive.

He stressed that the command would not succumb to blackmail by economic saboteurs who believed that they could succeed in carrying out their nefarious activities by spreading falsehood about the Command.

Jibo assured Nigerians engaged in legitimate businesses in the area of the Command’s support.

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By Halima Abdulkadiri

The Police Command in Kaduna State announced the arrest of a suspect in possession of 30 different fabricated master keys for vehicles and motorcycles. The command’s spokesperson, ASP Mansir Hassan, confirmed the arrest to o24news on Monday in Kaduna.

Hassan stated, “The suspect specializes in vehicle and motorcycle theft.” On July 20, around 2:30 AM, police personnel received a distress call reporting a shop burglary. Upon arriving at the scene, the suspect, Zahradeenee Suleiman, was arrested inside the shop.

Suleiman, 35, resides on Galma Road in the Tsugugi area of Sabon Gari Zaria Local Government Area of Kaduna State. A search revealed about 30 different sizes of vehicle and motorcycle keys, including two locally fabricated master keys, in his possession.

Hassan added that the suspect, known for vehicle and motorcycle theft, will be charged to court for prosecution after the investigation is completed.

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58 Nigerians Rescued from Human Traffickers in Ghana

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By Halima Abdulkadiri

A total of 58 Nigerian women and children have been rescued from human traffickers in Ghana, bringing the total number of rescued Nigerians in Accra to 105 over the last three months.

The Chairman of Nigerians in the Diaspora Organisation (NiDO) Board of Trustees in Ghana, Chief Callistus Elozieuwa, disclosed this to Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), during her visit to the trafficked victims in Accra.

A statement by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, the Commission’s Head of Media and Public Relations, revealed the breakdown of those rescued: Kano State – 47, Katsina State – 5, Jigawa State – 2, and Kaduna State – 4.

Additionally, 11 previously rescued girls have been repatriated back to Nigeria. This brings the total number of rescues to 105 in recent months.

Some suspected agents have been apprehended and handed over to security agencies and the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) for prosecution.

Dabiri-Erewa commended NIDO Ghana, the Acting Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Amb. Ifedayo Adeoye, and Ghanaian law enforcement agencies for their cooperation. The rescued individuals are being sent back to Nigeria for proper profiling, counseling, and rehabilitation by NAPTIP and their respective state governments.

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Iraqi court sentences former IS leader’s wife to death

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Iraqi court sentences former IS leader’s wife to death

Iraqi court sentences former IS leader’s wife to death

An Iraqi court on Wednesday sentenced the wife of the former top leader of the Islamic State (IS) group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to death.

According to Supreme Judicial Council statement, the Karkh Criminal Court issued the death verdict for the wife of the terrorist over joining the IS group and detaining the kidnapped Yazidi women in her house in west Mosul.

In 2019, the U.S. forces conducted a raid targeting al-Baghdadi in Syria’s northern province of Idlib, killing the IS leader.

Al-Baghdadi, whose real name is Ibrahim Awad al-Badri, established the IS in 2014.

The extremist militant group, which once captured large swathes of land in western and northern Iraq, was defeated in late 2017.

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