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Court Convicts Kaduna Undergraduate Over Fake Dubai ‘Runs’

Court Convicts Kaduna Undergraduate Over Fake Dubai ‘Runs’







Justice Hannatu A.L Balogun of Kaduna State High Court sitting in Kaduna today, September 9, 2021 convicted and sentenced one Nehemiah Joel to four months in prison on a one count charge of cybercrime.


His journey to prison began when he decided to pose in the social media as a female prostitute based in Dubai, United Arab Emirate, to defraud unsuspecting victims, mostly middle aged men after assuming the identity of one Chloe Adler, a white hooker. Part of his gimmick was to request for payment for his services upfront before meeting with his clients.


Count one of the charge reads that you: Nehemiah Joel (M), sometime in August, 2021 at Kaduna within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court attempted to commit an offence and in such attempt did a certain act towards the commission of the said offence, to wit; falsely presented yourself as Chloe Adler; a female prostitute living in Dubai to innocent victims living in Dubai in order to cheat them and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 308 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law of 2017 and punishable under section 309 of the same Law”.


He pleaded guilty to the charge, prompting the prosecution counsel, M.E Eimonye, to ask the court to convict the defendant accordingly.


However, the defence counsel, O.O Jeremiah urged the court to temper justice with mercy as the defendant is a student and first-time offender who has shown remorse for his actions.


Justice Balogun, convicted the defendant to a fine of N60, 000.00 (Sixty Thousand Naira) or four months imprisonment.


EFCC







Justice Hannatu A.L Balogun of Kaduna State High Court sitting in Kaduna today, September 9, 2021 convicted and sentenced one Nehemiah Joel to four months in prison on a one count charge of cybercrime.


His journey to prison began when he decided to pose in the social media as a female prostitute based in Dubai, United Arab Emirate, to defraud unsuspecting victims, mostly middle aged men after assuming the identity of one Chloe Adler, a white hooker. Part of his gimmick was to request for payment for his services upfront before meeting with his clients.


Count one of the charge reads that you: Nehemiah Joel (M), sometime in August, 2021 at Kaduna within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court attempted to commit an offence and in such attempt did a certain act towards the commission of the said offence, to wit; falsely presented yourself as Chloe Adler; a female prostitute living in Dubai to innocent victims living in Dubai in order to cheat them and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 308 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law of 2017 and punishable under section 309 of the same Law”.


He pleaded guilty to the charge, prompting the prosecution counsel, M.E Eimonye, to ask the court to convict the defendant accordingly.


However, the defence counsel, O.O Jeremiah urged the court to temper justice with mercy as the defendant is a student and first-time offender who has shown remorse for his actions.


Justice Balogun, convicted the defendant to a fine of N60, 000.00 (Sixty Thousand Naira) or four months imprisonment.


EFCC

Bandits' invasion of NDA: Buhari is the most incompetent commander-in-chief of “armed force” in the whole wide world say Sowore

Bandits' invasion of NDA: Buhari is the most incompetent commander-in-chief of “armed force” in the whole wide world say Sowore


Following another invasion of the Nigerian army defense academy in Kaduny early hours of Tuesday by the Bandits who killed at least two Personnel while abducted at least one other Major, AAC National Chairman has said the Nigerian President Major Muhammadu Buhari is the most incompetent commander-in-chief of any “armed force” in the whole wide world. 


Omoyele Sowore who is the convener of RevolutionNow movement, presidential candidate in the 2019 general electionson the platform of African Action Congress said Buhar failed regime can't even defend the future commanders.

 

" Muhammadu Buhari is the most incompetent commander-in-chief of any “armed force” in the whole wide world. This fumbler can’t even defend his future commanders! #RevolutionNow #BuhariMustgo"




Following another invasion of the Nigerian army defense academy in Kaduny early hours of Tuesday by the Bandits who killed at least two Personnel while abducted at least one other Major, AAC National Chairman has said the Nigerian President Major Muhammadu Buhari is the most incompetent commander-in-chief of any “armed force” in the whole wide world. 


Omoyele Sowore who is the convener of RevolutionNow movement, presidential candidate in the 2019 general electionson the platform of African Action Congress said Buhar failed regime can't even defend the future commanders.

 

" Muhammadu Buhari is the most incompetent commander-in-chief of any “armed force” in the whole wide world. This fumbler can’t even defend his future commanders! #RevolutionNow #BuhariMustgo"



Son, Mother, Three Others Arraigned for Internet Fraud in Kaduna

Son, Mother, Three Others Arraigned for Internet Fraud in Kaduna


The Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC today, August 20, 2021 arraigned five suspects before Justice Hannatu A.L Balogun of the Kaduna State High Court, Kaduna on separate one count charges for offences ranging from impersonation to obtaining by false pretences.

One of the charges read: “That you, Isreal Justin (male) sometime in July 2021 at Kaduna, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court in an attempt to commit fraud falsely presented yourself to one Angie Barfrag as James Thompson (an American Military Personnel) serving in Ohio, United States of America, which pretence you knew to be false and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 5 (2) and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006.”


Another charge reads: "That you Lucky Ebhogie (male) sometime in July, 2021 at Kaduna, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court fraudulently obtained a total sum of $ 7,500 USD ( Seven Thousand Five Hundred USD) only from one Nancy, an American citizen, when you presented yourself to her as James Chinn (an American Military Personnel) deployed to Afghanistan which pretence you knew to be false and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1 (1) b and punishable under Section 1 (3) of Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006.”


The charge against Margaret reads: “That you Margaret Sylvester (Female) sometime in July, 2021 at Kaduna, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did conduct a financial transaction to with; purchase a vehicle "Mercedes Benz GLK 350, 2013 Model, Chassis No. WDCGG5HM1EG190011" at the cost of N 7,000,000 (Seven Million Naira only), for and behalf of one Lucky Ebhojie, from the proceeds of a specified unlawful activity for the purpose of disguising the source of the money which you knew or ought to have known was the proceeds of unlawful activity and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 7 (1) (b) and punishable under Section 7 (2) of Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006.”


The charge against Godwin reads: “That you, Richman Kas Godwin ( male) sometime in July, 2021 at Kaduna, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court fraudulently obtained the sum of $ 1,200 USD ( One Thousand Two Hundred USD only) from one Nancy ( an American citizen ) when you falsely presented yourself to her as West Brown ( an American military personnel) deployed to Afghanistan, which you knew to be false and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(1) (b) and punishable under Section 1 (3) of Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006.”


The defendants all pleaded ‘not guilty’ to their respective charges.
Upon their pleas, the prosecution counsel, N. Salele asked the court to remand the defendants in prison custody and fix a date for the commencement of the trial.

But the defence counsel, C.E Okonkwo drew the attention of the court to a pending motion for the bail of his clients and urged the court to admit them to bail.

Justice Balogun ordered the defendants remanded in a Correctional Centre and adjourned the matter till August 26, 2021 for ruling on the bail applications.

By EFCC

The Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC today, August 20, 2021 arraigned five suspects before Justice Hannatu A.L Balogun of the Kaduna State High Court, Kaduna on separate one count charges for offences ranging from impersonation to obtaining by false pretences.

One of the charges read: “That you, Isreal Justin (male) sometime in July 2021 at Kaduna, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court in an attempt to commit fraud falsely presented yourself to one Angie Barfrag as James Thompson (an American Military Personnel) serving in Ohio, United States of America, which pretence you knew to be false and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 5 (2) and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006.”


Another charge reads: "That you Lucky Ebhogie (male) sometime in July, 2021 at Kaduna, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court fraudulently obtained a total sum of $ 7,500 USD ( Seven Thousand Five Hundred USD) only from one Nancy, an American citizen, when you presented yourself to her as James Chinn (an American Military Personnel) deployed to Afghanistan which pretence you knew to be false and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1 (1) b and punishable under Section 1 (3) of Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006.”


The charge against Margaret reads: “That you Margaret Sylvester (Female) sometime in July, 2021 at Kaduna, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did conduct a financial transaction to with; purchase a vehicle "Mercedes Benz GLK 350, 2013 Model, Chassis No. WDCGG5HM1EG190011" at the cost of N 7,000,000 (Seven Million Naira only), for and behalf of one Lucky Ebhojie, from the proceeds of a specified unlawful activity for the purpose of disguising the source of the money which you knew or ought to have known was the proceeds of unlawful activity and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 7 (1) (b) and punishable under Section 7 (2) of Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006.”


The charge against Godwin reads: “That you, Richman Kas Godwin ( male) sometime in July, 2021 at Kaduna, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court fraudulently obtained the sum of $ 1,200 USD ( One Thousand Two Hundred USD only) from one Nancy ( an American citizen ) when you falsely presented yourself to her as West Brown ( an American military personnel) deployed to Afghanistan, which you knew to be false and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(1) (b) and punishable under Section 1 (3) of Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006.”


The defendants all pleaded ‘not guilty’ to their respective charges.
Upon their pleas, the prosecution counsel, N. Salele asked the court to remand the defendants in prison custody and fix a date for the commencement of the trial.

But the defence counsel, C.E Okonkwo drew the attention of the court to a pending motion for the bail of his clients and urged the court to admit them to bail.

Justice Balogun ordered the defendants remanded in a Correctional Centre and adjourned the matter till August 26, 2021 for ruling on the bail applications.

By EFCC

EFCC Arrests Son, Mother, Others for Internet Fraud in Kaduna

EFCC Arrests Son, Mother, Others for Internet Fraud in Kaduna


The Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested the quartet of Lucky Ebhogie, Richman Kas Godwin, Israel Justin and Precious Iwuji for internet-related fraud.

They were arrested on August 5, 2021 in the Sabo area of Kaduna, Kaduna State following intelligence on their alleged involvement in internet-related fraud activities.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects are mostly involved in impersonation and romance scam; faking the identities of US military personnel on foreign missions to deceive their victims.
One of the suspects, Lucky Ebhogie allegedly recruited his mother into the scam by using her account to launder suspected proceeds of crime. On July, 30, 2021, he purchased a Mercedes Benz GLK car for N7 million through the mother's bank account.

Another suspect, Precious Iwuji was discovered to have sold her photographs and Facebook account to internet fraudsters, which they used to ensnare their victims.

The suspects will soon be charged to court.

The Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested the quartet of Lucky Ebhogie, Richman Kas Godwin, Israel Justin and Precious Iwuji for internet-related fraud.

They were arrested on August 5, 2021 in the Sabo area of Kaduna, Kaduna State following intelligence on their alleged involvement in internet-related fraud activities.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects are mostly involved in impersonation and romance scam; faking the identities of US military personnel on foreign missions to deceive their victims.
One of the suspects, Lucky Ebhogie allegedly recruited his mother into the scam by using her account to launder suspected proceeds of crime. On July, 30, 2021, he purchased a Mercedes Benz GLK car for N7 million through the mother's bank account.

Another suspect, Precious Iwuji was discovered to have sold her photographs and Facebook account to internet fraudsters, which they used to ensnare their victims.

The suspects will soon be charged to court.

EFCC To Collaborate With KADIRS in Blocking Tax Leakages

EFCC To Collaborate With KADIRS in Blocking Tax Leakages


The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 promised to collaborate and partner with the Kaduna State Internal Revenue Services, KADIRS in the areas of information gathering and sharing to block leakages in taxation and ensure prompt payment of tax in the state.

The EFCC boss gave the assurance when a delegation from KADIRS led by its Executive Chairman, Dr. Zaid Abubakar paid him a courtesy visit at the Commission’s headquarters, Jabi, Abuja.


The EFCC boss stressed the need for partnership and collaboration which he said is one of the core mandates of the Commission, and will work with KADIRS to achieve its objectives. “Here in the EFCC, issues of partnership are one of our core values. We are by law empowered to collaborate with agencies within and outside the country for the main purpose of seeing that economic and financial crimes are curtailed in this country. I want to assure you that we are willing to partner with your organization to ensure that those that are expected to pay their taxes are paying their taxes as and when due; and for the collaboration that you said that you have been having with the EFCC, I want to assure you that we are going to sustain it.”



In his remarks, Executive Chairman of KADIRS, Dr. Zaid Abubakar said they were at the EFCC to seek ways of collaboration in the areas of information and data gathering and in other areas the EFCC can assist. “We are also faced with the use of data gathering which, as earlier it was EFCC we relied upon to get whatever data we are able to use. We saw the need for us to push further instead of just limiting ourselves to the zonal office, we saw the need for us to escalates issues and come specially to meet the Executive Chairman, first to show our appreciation over what happened in the last twelve months, the successes we recorded because of the partnership and also to ask further on other areas that he feels he can assist going by the provision of the law, because we are not going to ask for anything outside the mandate of EFCC,” he said.

Bawa enjoined the KADIRS to take advantage of the Tax Fraud Section in the Kaduna Zonal Command to improve its activities and bring more tax payers into the tax net.

The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 promised to collaborate and partner with the Kaduna State Internal Revenue Services, KADIRS in the areas of information gathering and sharing to block leakages in taxation and ensure prompt payment of tax in the state.

The EFCC boss gave the assurance when a delegation from KADIRS led by its Executive Chairman, Dr. Zaid Abubakar paid him a courtesy visit at the Commission’s headquarters, Jabi, Abuja.


The EFCC boss stressed the need for partnership and collaboration which he said is one of the core mandates of the Commission, and will work with KADIRS to achieve its objectives. “Here in the EFCC, issues of partnership are one of our core values. We are by law empowered to collaborate with agencies within and outside the country for the main purpose of seeing that economic and financial crimes are curtailed in this country. I want to assure you that we are willing to partner with your organization to ensure that those that are expected to pay their taxes are paying their taxes as and when due; and for the collaboration that you said that you have been having with the EFCC, I want to assure you that we are going to sustain it.”



In his remarks, Executive Chairman of KADIRS, Dr. Zaid Abubakar said they were at the EFCC to seek ways of collaboration in the areas of information and data gathering and in other areas the EFCC can assist. “We are also faced with the use of data gathering which, as earlier it was EFCC we relied upon to get whatever data we are able to use. We saw the need for us to push further instead of just limiting ourselves to the zonal office, we saw the need for us to escalates issues and come specially to meet the Executive Chairman, first to show our appreciation over what happened in the last twelve months, the successes we recorded because of the partnership and also to ask further on other areas that he feels he can assist going by the provision of the law, because we are not going to ask for anything outside the mandate of EFCC,” he said.

Bawa enjoined the KADIRS to take advantage of the Tax Fraud Section in the Kaduna Zonal Command to improve its activities and bring more tax payers into the tax net.

EL-RUFAI IS A CRIMINAL: JAF DECLARES MAXIMUM SUPPORT FOR THE NLC RESISTANCE IN THE KADUNA WORKERS' STRIKE

EL-RUFAI IS A CRIMINAL: JAF DECLARES MAXIMUM SUPPORT FOR THE NLC RESISTANCE IN THE KADUNA WORKERS' STRIKE

PRESS STATEMENT

JAF SUPPORTS THE NLC RESISTANCE IN THE KADUNA WORKERS' STRIKE,

• DECLARES EL-RUFAI A CRIMINAL FOR PUBLIC PROSECUTION,

• URGES NATIONWIDE SOLIDARITY STRIKE OF WORKERS & THE POOR MASSES!

• The Struggle of Nigerian Workers WILL DEFINITELY OUTLIVE El-RUFAI & his Cohort of Anti-Labour, Anti-People Governors & Vagabonds in Power!



1. The Joint Action Front ((JAF) salutes the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) for the resistance in the ongoing 5-day Warning Strike aimed to compel the arrogant and criminally minded Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State, to reverse his anti-people and anti-labour policies of sacking of over 30,000 workers, in the past five years, with the recent illegal sack of 4,000 workers being the latest.

2. However, rather than respond to the legitimate and popular demands of the NLC and the affected workers, the arrogant and criminally incensed El-Rufai adored the destructive and intransigence stance of violent repression of the peaceful protests, that commenced on Monday May 17, 2021 and which have been successful with the shutdown of work services and activities in Kaduna State.

3. JAF commends the NLC leadership and the entire workers in Kaduna for their principled defiance of the pre-strike threats and actual violence unleashed by sponsored thugs and the police attacks facilitated by the El-Rufai dictatorial and brutish government. The attacks unleashed against the peaceful protest marches and defenceless workers since the commencement of the popular strike is despicable and criminal and Governor El-Rufai should be held responsible for the current state of anarchy he is bent on foisting in the state by pitting other categories of workers and working people against workers in the services of the Kaduna State Government, based on his malicious and spurious propaganda of the shares of revenues in the State.

4. JAF enjoins the NLC, the sacked workers and the entire Nigerian workers not to be deterred by the threat of further attacks and illegal imposition of measures being recklessly pronounced by Governor El-Rufai, but rather, the leadership of the NLC should be encouraged to call an emergency National Executive Council (NEC) meeting with a view to declare nationwide strike and mass protest of the working people and oppressed masses.

5. JAF wants to reiterate that the demand by the NLC for the unconditional recall of all the over 30,000 (recently and before) sacked workers should be in focus, in addition, to insisting on the full implementation of the national minimum wage and the reversal of all anti-Labour policies and anti-poor measures in Kaduna State. The demands of the nationwide strike and protest we are proposing should include rejection of any planned increase in fuel prices and electricity tariff and anti-poor policies of Buhari government and the general state of insecurity.

6. JAF urges the Nigerian working people and the poor to disregard the desperate and illegal declaration of the NLC President Ayuba Wabba wanted by El-Rufai, as an act of INSANITY and of a drowning criminal who ordinarily, shouldn’t occupy public office in a democratic space!

7. Equally, JAF demands that the Inspector General of Police and the Kaduna Commissioner of Police stand culpable and indicted for the degeneration of the peaceful protests by workers into violence. The police from documentary evidence available, rather than protect the peaceful protest from the Hell Rufai’s recruited thugs, joined forces with the thugs to destabilise the protests with their indiscriminate shootings, but for the large turnout of the organised mass of workers, whose courageous and commendable resistance defied and overcame the violence.

8. We in JAF take serious note that the El-Rufai’s violence attack on workers has once more brought to the fore the consistent demand by JAF on why the NLC and the organised Labour should be resolved to organise and mobilize the Nigerian workers along the line of working class ideological direction in the struggle to end the policies of neoliberalism that are manifested in privatisation, deregulation, dependence on IMF and World Bank policies, which are the driving forces of retrenchment of the workforce, mass unemployment, general state of insecurity, lack of commitment by Government to the welfare of the majority of the people, etc.

9. Therefore, JAF urges all the organisations of the working people and the oppressed poor across the country to join forces with the NLC, not only in the ongoing workers’ struggle in Kaduna State but to be prepared to sensitise and mobilize Nigerians in their various constituencies on the urgent necessity to UNITE & ORGANISE on a nationwide struggle for SYSTEM CHANGE!


This is what we meant by SYSTEM CHANGE:

“Nigeria is rich. The wealth belongs to the people. Most Nigerians are hungry, have no jobs, no education, no healthcare, no potable water, no electricity supply and no affordable transportation. Most cannot feed their families or educate their children. Those who are lucky to have jobs are not much different. They also cannot afford a decent living for their families. On the other hand, there is a very tiny group of Nigerians who have cornered the wealth that belong to the working people and the poor, who are in the majority. They loot the treasury and use their stolen wealth to sustain themselves in power through their political parties. They use their power to get richer and richer when the poor get poorer and poorer. This is the system of exploitation and oppression. It is the system that brings out the army and the police to kill poor people when they protest against oppression and exploitation. We want to change that system and replace it with a system where the working people and the millions of people who are sufferings under the system of exploitation will win power and ensure that the wealth of Nigeria is used to ensure a good life for the majority of the people who are now exploited and oppressed. System change is not replacing one exploiter’s government by another exploiter’s government. It is replacing an exploiter’s government by a people’s government to reorganise Nigeria and put an end to exploitation and oppression”.


“The System Change we want will UNITE the vast majority of our people under a government that will organise the working people and oppressed poor to boost our productive capacities and will use the resources for sustainable economic and social advancement; thereby reversing our economic dependency and restoring our dignity as an independent country. The Government of the working people will take care of all Nigerians no matter where they come from, their religion, where they live, and their sex. It will care for all Nigerians dehumanised by the rule of the oppressors”.


DARE TO STRUGGLE, DARE TO WIN!


DR. DIPO FASHINA  - JAF Chairperson


Comrade ABIODUN AREMU - JAF Secretary

Address:

Joint Action Front (JAF)

10, Afolabi Lesi Street, Anthony-Ilupeju, Lagos

08035068524, 08033347962,

E-mail: [email protected], www.jointactionfront.blogspot.com

MAY 19, 2021.


PRESS STATEMENT

JAF SUPPORTS THE NLC RESISTANCE IN THE KADUNA WORKERS' STRIKE,

• DECLARES EL-RUFAI A CRIMINAL FOR PUBLIC PROSECUTION,

• URGES NATIONWIDE SOLIDARITY STRIKE OF WORKERS & THE POOR MASSES!

• The Struggle of Nigerian Workers WILL DEFINITELY OUTLIVE El-RUFAI & his Cohort of Anti-Labour, Anti-People Governors & Vagabonds in Power!



1. The Joint Action Front ((JAF) salutes the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) for the resistance in the ongoing 5-day Warning Strike aimed to compel the arrogant and criminally minded Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State, to reverse his anti-people and anti-labour policies of sacking of over 30,000 workers, in the past five years, with the recent illegal sack of 4,000 workers being the latest.

2. However, rather than respond to the legitimate and popular demands of the NLC and the affected workers, the arrogant and criminally incensed El-Rufai adored the destructive and intransigence stance of violent repression of the peaceful protests, that commenced on Monday May 17, 2021 and which have been successful with the shutdown of work services and activities in Kaduna State.

3. JAF commends the NLC leadership and the entire workers in Kaduna for their principled defiance of the pre-strike threats and actual violence unleashed by sponsored thugs and the police attacks facilitated by the El-Rufai dictatorial and brutish government. The attacks unleashed against the peaceful protest marches and defenceless workers since the commencement of the popular strike is despicable and criminal and Governor El-Rufai should be held responsible for the current state of anarchy he is bent on foisting in the state by pitting other categories of workers and working people against workers in the services of the Kaduna State Government, based on his malicious and spurious propaganda of the shares of revenues in the State.

4. JAF enjoins the NLC, the sacked workers and the entire Nigerian workers not to be deterred by the threat of further attacks and illegal imposition of measures being recklessly pronounced by Governor El-Rufai, but rather, the leadership of the NLC should be encouraged to call an emergency National Executive Council (NEC) meeting with a view to declare nationwide strike and mass protest of the working people and oppressed masses.

5. JAF wants to reiterate that the demand by the NLC for the unconditional recall of all the over 30,000 (recently and before) sacked workers should be in focus, in addition, to insisting on the full implementation of the national minimum wage and the reversal of all anti-Labour policies and anti-poor measures in Kaduna State. The demands of the nationwide strike and protest we are proposing should include rejection of any planned increase in fuel prices and electricity tariff and anti-poor policies of Buhari government and the general state of insecurity.

6. JAF urges the Nigerian working people and the poor to disregard the desperate and illegal declaration of the NLC President Ayuba Wabba wanted by El-Rufai, as an act of INSANITY and of a drowning criminal who ordinarily, shouldn’t occupy public office in a democratic space!

7. Equally, JAF demands that the Inspector General of Police and the Kaduna Commissioner of Police stand culpable and indicted for the degeneration of the peaceful protests by workers into violence. The police from documentary evidence available, rather than protect the peaceful protest from the Hell Rufai’s recruited thugs, joined forces with the thugs to destabilise the protests with their indiscriminate shootings, but for the large turnout of the organised mass of workers, whose courageous and commendable resistance defied and overcame the violence.

8. We in JAF take serious note that the El-Rufai’s violence attack on workers has once more brought to the fore the consistent demand by JAF on why the NLC and the organised Labour should be resolved to organise and mobilize the Nigerian workers along the line of working class ideological direction in the struggle to end the policies of neoliberalism that are manifested in privatisation, deregulation, dependence on IMF and World Bank policies, which are the driving forces of retrenchment of the workforce, mass unemployment, general state of insecurity, lack of commitment by Government to the welfare of the majority of the people, etc.

9. Therefore, JAF urges all the organisations of the working people and the oppressed poor across the country to join forces with the NLC, not only in the ongoing workers’ struggle in Kaduna State but to be prepared to sensitise and mobilize Nigerians in their various constituencies on the urgent necessity to UNITE & ORGANISE on a nationwide struggle for SYSTEM CHANGE!


This is what we meant by SYSTEM CHANGE:

“Nigeria is rich. The wealth belongs to the people. Most Nigerians are hungry, have no jobs, no education, no healthcare, no potable water, no electricity supply and no affordable transportation. Most cannot feed their families or educate their children. Those who are lucky to have jobs are not much different. They also cannot afford a decent living for their families. On the other hand, there is a very tiny group of Nigerians who have cornered the wealth that belong to the working people and the poor, who are in the majority. They loot the treasury and use their stolen wealth to sustain themselves in power through their political parties. They use their power to get richer and richer when the poor get poorer and poorer. This is the system of exploitation and oppression. It is the system that brings out the army and the police to kill poor people when they protest against oppression and exploitation. We want to change that system and replace it with a system where the working people and the millions of people who are sufferings under the system of exploitation will win power and ensure that the wealth of Nigeria is used to ensure a good life for the majority of the people who are now exploited and oppressed. System change is not replacing one exploiter’s government by another exploiter’s government. It is replacing an exploiter’s government by a people’s government to reorganise Nigeria and put an end to exploitation and oppression”.


“The System Change we want will UNITE the vast majority of our people under a government that will organise the working people and oppressed poor to boost our productive capacities and will use the resources for sustainable economic and social advancement; thereby reversing our economic dependency and restoring our dignity as an independent country. The Government of the working people will take care of all Nigerians no matter where they come from, their religion, where they live, and their sex. It will care for all Nigerians dehumanised by the rule of the oppressors”.


DARE TO STRUGGLE, DARE TO WIN!


DR. DIPO FASHINA  - JAF Chairperson


Comrade ABIODUN AREMU - JAF Secretary

Address:

Joint Action Front (JAF)

10, Afolabi Lesi Street, Anthony-Ilupeju, Lagos

08035068524, 08033347962,

E-mail: [email protected], www.jointactionfront.blogspot.com

MAY 19, 2021.


STATE SPONSORED Hired Thugs Disrupt Northern Groups’ security summit in Kaduna

STATE SPONSORED Hired Thugs Disrupt Northern Groups’ security summit in Kaduna

 By Ibrahim HassanWuyo



Thugs wielding dangerous weapons

invaded the Arewa House Kaduna on

Monday, where they ran after

officials of the Coalition of Northern

Groups, CNG, who were there for a security summit.


Abdulaziz Suleiman, spokesman of

the CNG, in a statement, explained

that even security guards had to run

for their lives.


According to him, “We regret to announce that armed thugs numbering hundreds were unleashed on the Arewa House venue of the

security summit hosted by the Coalition of Northern Groups on Monday December 14.”


“The Summit aimed to discuss ways to achieve synergy between communities and government security and design a uniform approach to the current security situation in the North.”

“Participants at the meeting included retired military officers, Retired Police

officers, religious leaders, traditional rulers, various women, youth and

trade associations.”


The CNG said just as the meeting was kicking off, ” sponsored armed thugs stormed the auditorium after

subduing the civil guards at the gate.”

“They overturned tables shattered glasses, attacked the guests and officials, wounding several people

and smashing vehicles parked in the premises.”

 By Ibrahim HassanWuyo



Thugs wielding dangerous weapons

invaded the Arewa House Kaduna on

Monday, where they ran after

officials of the Coalition of Northern

Groups, CNG, who were there for a security summit.


Abdulaziz Suleiman, spokesman of

the CNG, in a statement, explained

that even security guards had to run

for their lives.


According to him, “We regret to announce that armed thugs numbering hundreds were unleashed on the Arewa House venue of the

security summit hosted by the Coalition of Northern Groups on Monday December 14.”


“The Summit aimed to discuss ways to achieve synergy between communities and government security and design a uniform approach to the current security situation in the North.”

“Participants at the meeting included retired military officers, Retired Police

officers, religious leaders, traditional rulers, various women, youth and

trade associations.”


The CNG said just as the meeting was kicking off, ” sponsored armed thugs stormed the auditorium after

subduing the civil guards at the gate.”

“They overturned tables shattered glasses, attacked the guests and officials, wounding several people

and smashing vehicles parked in the premises.”

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