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05.05.2024 Featured BREAKING: Police Move Abducted FIJ Reporter From Cybercrime Centre to Force CID

Published 5th May, 2024

By FIJ

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has moved Daniel Ojukwu, an FIJ reporter who went missing on Wednesday courtesy of the police, to the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID).

The highest investigating arm of the Nigeria Police, FCID’s functions include “investigation and prosecution of serious and complex criminal cases within and outside the country”.

The department also “coordinates crime investigations/prosecution throughout the force. For effective and efficient administration” and is headed by a Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG).

Ojukwu went missing on Wednesday May 1, his numbers switched off and his whereabouts unknown to colleagues, family and friends.

On Thursday, FIJ initially made a missing person report at police stations in the area where Ojukwu was headed, However, on Friday, a private detective hired by FIJ tracked the last active location of his phones to an address in Isheri Olofin, a location FIJ now believes was where the police originally picked him up.

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Ojukwu’s family would subsequently get wind of his detention at Panti, where they were made to understand the authorities are accusing him of violating the 2015 Cybercrime Act.

Very early on Sunday, the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the Inspector General of Police relocated him to the Nigeria Police Force National Cybercrime Centre (NPF-NCCC) in Abuja.

FIJ can now confirm that hours later, Ojukwu was moved to the FCID, where FIJ understands is “a better place than the cybercrime centre to break his resolve”.

Finally, for the first time, on Sunday, the police produced a petition showing, as FIJ suspected, that his abduction is in connection to FIJ’s story on how Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, the then senior special assistant on sustainable development goals (SSAP-SDGs) to the president, paid N147.1 million to an account traced to Enseno Global Ventures (Enseno GV), an Abuja-based restaurant, for — guess what — the construction of a classroom!

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Published 5th May, 2024

By FIJ

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