Ahead of their graduation from the Nigerian Defence Academy(NDA) in Kaduna State, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has commenced training for cadet officers.
The training, according to EFCC is part of efforts by the commission to expose and equip the officers with modern skills in the fight against corruption.
Addressing the cadets during their training at the NDA old parade ground, the commission’s Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu, said that the rising corruption cases in the country necessitated the training.
Magu, who was represented by the Commandant of EFCC Academy, Professor Ladi Hamalai, posited that officers need to be adequately exposed and equipped with modern investigation and prosecution skills that will enable them discharge their duties effectively.
“Are you mentally prepared to repair some of the wrongs of the society? Are you prepared to fight corruption? Corruption is stronger than a strong army, do you know that?
“Are you strong enough to fight it? If I ask whether you are strong enough to fight corruption, the next thing is that do you have the will to fight corruption? Somebody can call you, bribe you and say, please leave this alone. Do you take the bribe?
“If somebody threatens to kill you if you don’t stop this, what should you do? So can the nation rely on you?” she asked.
The participants, while responding chorused in affirmative that the nation can rely on them in the fight against corruption.
SECURITY: FG deports seven Koreans, bans them for life
The Federal Government of Nigeria has carried out the deportation of seven Democratic People’s Republic of Korea nationals from Nigeria.
The deportation order according to PUNCH was effected by the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, in Abuja, on Tuesday.
The deportees, who allegedly attempted to undermine national security, were also banned from returning to the country for life.
They are Jo Sun Phil, Jang Sung Chol, Che Chunk Hyok, Pak Yong Gon, Ri Yong Il, Ri Hak Su, and Ri Tong Nam.
The immigration service spokesman, DCI Sunday James, in a statement on Wednesday, disclosed that the Koreans were deported to their country of origin on Tuesday through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
“They were deported on the orders of the Minister of Interior based on the powers conferred on him by the Immigration Act 2015,” the statement added.
Illegal Migrants Arrested In Ogun
No fewer than six illegal migrants who were being smuggled by some Nigerians through Idiroko borders were arrested by Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service on Tuesday.
The two suspects who smuggled the migrants are reported to have been on the watch list of security agencies in Ogun State for trafficking of migrants into the country.
The comptroller of immigration, Mrs Doris Braimah who paraded the suspects at the office of the service in Abeokuta, the state capital, disclosed that the illegal migrants include four Mali indigenes and two Guineans.
“When you aid unknown people into your country, without even knowing their aim, it is a big risk. It is actually called security threat,” Braimah said while parading the suspected.
She explained that the two suspects would be arraigned, while the six foreign nationals would be repatriated to their countries.
EFCC arrests 94 suspected cyber fraudsters in Osogbo
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan zonal office has raided a nightclub in Osogbo, the Osun State capital and arrested cyber fraudsters numbering 94.
The anti-graft agency in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, on Monday alleged that the nightclub popularly known as ‘Club Secret Underground’ is notorious for hosting parties for suspected internet fraudsters.
Uwujaren added that the nightclub is located on the Ibadan-Iwo Expressway of the Osun State capital.
According to the statement, ” the raid led to the arrest of 94 suspects and confiscation of 19 exotic cars, laptops, scores of sophisticated mobile phones and other items.
“The wee-hour operation was sequel to an intelligence report hinting that the suspected internet fraudsters were organising a night party for Sunday, October 13 during which some of them intended to celebrate their loots.
“A discreet operation on the club had earlier been carried out to ascertain the authenticity of the intelligence”.
The EFCC informed that the suspects are currently undergoing further interrogation, and those indicted would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.
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