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Nigeria Customs Service seizes fake drugs, vegetable oil at Onne Port

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Nigeria Customs Service seizes fake drugs, vegetable oil at Onne Port

The Nigeria Customs Service has seized over 1,165 of fake Analgin injections seized at Onne Seaport in Rivers, which it handed over to NAFDAC on Tuesday.

The drugs were discovered in one of the 26 containers impounded at the port.

Ochuwanews 24 gathered that 24,860 gallons of 25 litres and 10 litres of vegetable oil, 216 cartons of coloured flowers, fireworks, and 210 cartons of firecrackers amongst others, were the items seized at the port.

The Customs Service detained a separate 20ft container of machetes on documentation grounds pending provision of end-user certificate.

The Customs Area Comptroller at the port, Imam Baba, said total duty paid value for the 26 containers was N94.7 million

He explained that the seizures and detention were made based on infractions related to import guidelines.

Mr Baba listed the infractions to include importation of contraband goods, false declaration and failure to meet end-user certificate requirements from the office of the National Security Adviser.

Mr Baba added that the Customs Service would file for condemnation of the seized containers at the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt for subsequent forfeiture to the Federal Government.

The comptroller noted that the command had achieved 16.3 per cent of its N336 billion revenue target for 2023, having collected N55 billion as of 28 March.

Receiving the seized drugs, Arhagba Anthony, deputy director, of Ports Operations, NAFDAC, Rivers State, thanked the Customs Service for its cooperation in the fight against the importation of fake drugs into the country.

Mr. Anthony advised importers to always follow legitimate processes to save the nation from drug-related deaths.

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Kaduna Police Arrest Vehicle, Motorcycle Theft Suspect

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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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58 Nigerians Rescued from Human Traffickers in Ghana

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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