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General News of Monday, 20 June 2022


Eight Nigerians on Interpol most wanted list

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Interpol, the world’s largest international police organization with 190 member countries, is in search of at least eight Nigerians who committed varying degrees of crimes but are at large.

The international security body has issued an alert to security agencies across its partner countries to assist in the tracking and arrest of the wanted persons.

The crimes for which the citizens are wanted range from illegal possession of firearms, kidnapping and robbery, drug trafficking, physical assault, criminal conspiracy, and cheating to robbery.

Below are the names of the Nigerians as published by

1. Vitus Akachi (born on June 13, 1984)

Vitus, who was born on June 13, 1984 has been declared wanted in Angola and is accused of illegal possession of firearms, kidnapping and robbery.

2. Salif Bouhari (59-year-old)

59-year-old Salif has been declared wanted in China for drug trafficking.

3. Nkem Butchang Timloh (born on November 25, 1988)

Nkem, who was born on November 25, 1988, has been declared wanted in Canada on charges of sexual assault and failure to comply with the condition of his recognisance.

4. Okromi Festus (born on June 26, 1965)

Okromi Festus was born on June 26, 1965 and he is wanted in India on charges of cheating and criminal conspiracy.

5. Costa Da Costa Frankle Austine (59-year-old)

This 59-year-old is also wanted in India on charges of forgery of valuable security, possession of a forged document knowing it is forged and intending to use it as genuine, and forgery for the purpose of cheating.

6. Uzoma Eneh Jude

Uzoma, who was born on August 11, 1973, has been declared wanted in Brazil for drug trafficking.

7. Asuquo Mbuotidem Edem

In Ghana, the 33-year-old man from Calabar has been declared wanted for robbery and rape.

8. Obidiozor Malahi Ikechukwu

Born on 30th June 1979, Malahi has been declared wanted in Angola for kidnapping, robbery and illegal possession of firearms.

Recall the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and Interpol signed a pact that gives the antigraft agency unrestricted direct access to Interpol’s nine key global databases containing 114 million records of 195 nations across the world hosted by the Interpol on its i24/7 secure global records and communication system.

The Memorandum of Understanding was penned down on Wednesday, June 1, in Lyon, France.

According to a statement issued on the commission’s official Facebook page on Friday, June 3, Nigeria through the EFCC can now monitor foreign crime activities going in and out of the country, giving the commission a wider reach to combat crime.

The statement reads: “The access to the Interpol databases is a significant boost to the EFCC as it enhances the commission’s operational capabilities by giving it an unparalleled global reach against suspected criminals and wanted persons attempting to flee from the long arm of the law.”

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