How You Can Report Crime To The Nigerian Police, The EFCC and The International Criminal Court

Fighting crime is a collective duty of a people. The reason some countries in the world are better and more secure than others is because the people in those countries help in securing the state. The responsibility of securing life and properties is not just in the hands of their security men. The people watch, deduce and report crime and unusual movements in their territory to the police and other security agencies.

We could point at the reasonable level of leadership in those countries. That the leaders are interested in achieving peace and security of lives and this made it easier to succeed in bursting crimes. Their leadership made it easy for the citizens to do something positive for their country. Here, patriotism and truth is not found in our leaders and this has made it difficult to try to do something for the country. But there’s hope.

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Before I proceed, I wouldn’t pretend that to report crime to the Nigerian Police, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, or any other body or organization, both in Nigeria or abroad, is an easy task or entirely safe. It must be done with great caution and in some cases, it is not a matter of taking precautions but having the stamina to withstand whatever comes out of your action. I won’t pretend that all the security men here are after your safety or the world or care about positive change or want you to report crime.

There is something known as the Greater Good. It happens when we temporarily ignore evil because any attempt at destroying it at that time, will destroy us and destroy any hope of destroying that evil. If you are in a situation where reporting an evil deed, an evil man, an evil treatment, etc., will destroy you and leave the evil unaltered, it makes no sense reporting that evil deed. Ignoring it at that time is not stupid or evil itself but wise and better in the long run.

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How To Report A Crime To The Nigerian Police

911 is not an emergency number of the Nigerian Police like most Nigerians think. That is the emergency number used in the United States of America. The emergency numbers for Nigerian are 119 and 112. These numbers can be used in different emergency scenarios like calling firemen to handle a fire problem, calling the police to help in a crime scene, calling for an ambulance in accident situations, lost etc.

You don’t need a sim card to make any emergency calls. You just need dial the code and a receiver answers and connects you to the appropriate channel to handle your problem. Their is an antenna in every phone and that is responsible for the network you get and not your sim. Your sim is just there to carry your number/line to make recognising who is calling easy.

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Below is the emergency phone numbers to call the Various Police departments directly in all the states of Nigeria:

Abia: 08035415408, 08079210003, 08079210004 08079210005

Abuja (F.C.T): 07057337653, 08061581938, 08032003913

Adamawa: 08089671313

Akwa-Ibom: 08039213071, 08020913810

Anambra: 07039194332, 08024922772, 08075390511 08182951257

Bauchi: 08151849417, 08127162434, 08084763669 08073794920

Benue: 08066006475, 08053039936, 07075390677

Bayelsa: 07034578208

Borno: 08068075581, 08036071667, 08123823322

Cross Rivers: 08133568456, 07053355415

Delta: 08036684974

Ebonyi: 07064515001, 08125273721, 08084704673

Edo: 08037646272, 08077773721, 08067551618

Ekiti: 08062335577, 07089310359

Enugu: 08032003702, 08075390883, 08086671202

Gombe: 08150567771, 08151855014

Imo: 08034773600, 08037037283

Jigawa: 08075391069, 07089846285, 08123821598

Kaduna: 08123822284

Kano: 08032419754, 08123821575, 064977004, 064977005

Katsina: 08075391255, 08075391250

Kebbi: 08038797644, 08075391307

Kogi: 08075391335, 07038329084

Kwara: 07032069501, 08125275046

Lagos: 07055462708, 08035963919

Nassarawa: 08123821571, 07075391560

Niger: 08081777498, 08127185198

Ogun: 08032136765, 08081770416

Ondo: 07034313903, 08075391808

Osun: 08075872433, 08039537995, 08123823981

Oyo: 08081768614, 08150777888

Plateau: 08126375938, 08075391844, 08038907662

Rivers: 08032003514, 08073777717

Sokoto: 07068848035, 08075391943

Taraba: 08140089863, 08073260267

Yobe: 07039301585, 08035067570

Zamfara: 08106580123

You can also report unprofessional Nigerian Police officers through these means:

Phone Call : 08057000001, 08057000002
Text(SMS) & WhatsApp: 08057000003
Facebook: Facebook.com/npfcomplaint
Twitter: @PoliceNG_CRU
Email: npfcomplaint@gmail.com or compliant@npf.gov.ng
BBM Pin : 58A2B5DE

You can get the contacts of the state PRO’s here. You can also report crime by visiting the police crime watch site. Fill in the spaces and submit.

How To Report Crime To The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC)

Reporting crime to the EFCC is very simple. If you want to report crime you simply need to write a petition. The petition should be addressed to the executive chairman of the EFCC. You must attach your name, telephone number and address. This is done so that you could be contacted to explain some of the claims and to avoid wasting time and resources on some imaginary claims. Your petition must also have a title and a detailed introduction. Don’t attempt to confuse or bamboozle with words.

Your petition must have a body of complaint. This is where you list the facts of the matter, attaching where necessary, documents you think will help convince. Your source of information will also be needed. Then you write a conclusion. Like every normal letter, you end with your name and signature. Just make sure the information you provided is true and detailed.

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In a situation where you want to remain anonymous, you should attach a phone number to reach you by the body for further investigation and verifications. If the crime you are reporting does not fall into into the purview of the EFCC, the commission will either send it to the appropriate body for such case or advise you to. You can read up on the scope of the EFCC.

You can also act as a whistleblower and be rewarded with 2.5 to 5 percent of the money recovered. The whistleblowing policy passed some months ago allows you work as an informant of the agency in anonymity. Anyone can be a whistleblower but you must be sure of whatever you are reporting. An app, Wahala Dey, was launched to that effect and can be downloaded on the Android Market. You don’t need visit the police or agency for whistleblowing.

You can also access the official site for whistleblowing and do the following. Once you arrive at the page, look for “Submit Tip” and click on it. You will be taken to a page where you have to indicate the organisation under which the crime you intend submitting falls. It could either be a Ministry, a Department or an Agency. After selecting one of the three, select the name of the organization from the drop-down menu.

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Under “Type of Tip” select the category of the offense. Under “Branch/Address of Organization” you can specify the name of the organization involved in this fraudulent activity. Under “Date Of Concerned Transaction”, you will supply the date the fraud was committed. Under ‘Description Of Tip’ , you are to provide a description of how the fraud was committed. Click submit after attaching other files and documents. You may call this number 09098067946 directly to make your complaints or send a mail to the address whistle@finance.gov.ng.

How To Report Crime To The international Criminal Court(ICC)

The ICC is simply the world court responsible for handling criminal offences against the people of a country or any people by dictators and despots who will never allow for justice. When you are brutalised on the streets by men who are supposed to protect you and you can’t get justice in your country’s court, the ICC is there for you. When a ruler abuses human rights and the rights of his people and get a pat in the back from the courts, the ICC is the next option.

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There have been calls by Africans and African leaders to boycott the court for its perceived witch hunt of African leaders. Some African countries have pulled out of the ICC for this reason. I disagree that we have to pull out of the ICC to avoid this witch hunt. I disagree that Africans should treat the ICC with disdain. My reason is simple. The structures of today’s Africa is too weak to deliver justice. Every evil against man is evil and shouldn’t be pampered, compared or described with witch hunt to lessen its effect.

Here is how to report crimes you feel or think have been handled poorly by the government. Crimes against humanity by either men in power or otherwise. Crimes where justice have been evidently denied. Anyone irrespective of race or tribe can send their complaints(also known as communications) in English, French, Arabic, Russian, Chinese or Spanish to the Office of The Prosecutor(OTP) of the ICC. Their complaints must be detailed to minimise the problem of ambiguity and easy prosecution of the case. Attach as many photo and video evidence as possible. You should send your complaints to the address otp.informationdesk@icc-cpi.int.

Any thought or question?

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I am Rey Alaetuo, a conscious Poet and health care professional living in Lagos, Nigeria. I've written three collection of Poems, I am an exponent of humanism and a vigilant Poet. I am deeply interested in the propagation of positive human values and behaviour.

16 Comments

  1. I was scamed by pressen Donnell also go Peter James presson Donnell under romance scammer. For over $10,000 How can you get it back for me I can’t afford to pay any money he took it all

  2. hi, I am from abia state,a civil servant working in umuahia, precisely, ministry of agriculture, livestock Dept. I am a member of medical and health workers union of Nigeria (MHWUN). A woman by name charity ukonu who has serves as one of the salary committee has stopped paying livestock and veterinarian Depts allowances due to them for no reason. she only pays us basic salary. August and September salaries were affected now. confusion is in the ministry. the former govt(T.A orji) approved the 100% payment of CONHESS when the salary structure came from Abuja since. livestock and vet Depts in the ministry are included in MHWUN and their counterparts in other states enjoy the CONHESS. Please, help us ask charity ukonu who works as audit salary committee why she has stopped paying us our full allowances 100% as approved by the state govt. the worst part is that the state governor Okezie ikpeazu is not aware of this situation. why would the woman tamper with animal scientists, vet doctors salaries due to them. she puts the money in her pocket. plz, please please please, Efcc, help us sort this matters out. you can confirm from Mr. Thomas okebe nwankwo on 08067483152 the branch chairman MHWUN in ministry of agriculture,umuahia. Mr egwuonwu ndukwe, Director of livestock 08060446748. The entire civil servants in the state weep every month. thanks.

  3. Hi i like to report a nigeian scammer in owo who romance scammed me for 2 years. His name is seun Daniel olaluwye. Sometime he calls himself olaluwoye seun Daniel or olabafesholluwaseun. He scammed me out of all my money of 50,000.00 usd. He bought himself a new car, a luxury apartment, new furniture, clothes, Medications and doctor treatments, new jewlery, new fridge, a new dog and food. All that with my money he scammed me for. Made me believe he was a good guy and was using a military mans picture to scam me. He then revealed himself to me and is still scamming me. I need help getting justice and my money and stuff he bought with my money back. How can i report this?

    • Where are you? There is an email address for the EFCC in the article above. You can should use copy this message to them and provide the appropriate details. I’m sorry for how the thief treated you.

    • bill@stvleaze.net
      adama a kafarati is a liar and a thief; he claims to be a judge but he stole my wifes inheritance and took it out of the country of Nigeria to sell her family jewels in dubia; customs caught him but I wanted u to know he is a thief sirs!!

    • FYI; ADAMA A KAFARATI CALLS HIMSELF A JUDGE IN NIGERIA; HE IS A LIAR AND A THIEF SIRS; HE STOLE MY WIFES INHERITANCE AND TOOK IT TO DUBIA TO SELL HER FAMILY JEWELS; PRAISE GOD THAT CUSTOMS CAUGHT HIM AND CONTACTED ME; I JUST WANTED U TO KNOW THE KIND OF MAN HE IS SIRS

  4. Hi, I met a Nigerian guy calling himself Deemaa on Mingle, we went out on 2 dates. On the 2nd he asked to use my bathroom then I went to leave my stuff in the room, he raped& stole my laptop and smartphone with my jacket and house keys. Locked me inside then ran away with my house keys. This happened in Johannesburg SA. I am hurt and saddened by this event especially because I’ve never met such a heartless person and the Nigerian men I know are sweet and kind and well mannered. I have photos of him,which I see I cannot upload here. Doubt the name is his real name. His number in SA +27780026668. Ladies be very careful meeting people via social sites.

  5. details of person who has commited crime towards me:
    Samuel Joshua
    32 association str, ljeshatedo
    Surulere Lagos 23401
    Nigeria

    They hacked an eBay account and then paid me a false payment of £70 through a fake PayPal. The item is not on the way to them with the tracking number: RU753227080GB

    In the parcel is a Michael kors watch which I want returned to me immediately. This person has commited fraud which has also led to then theft of my item as they did not pay. I want the item seized from their possession, it has my address of: greenbank cottage tr2 4lg on the back of the parcel. This was sent via Royal Mail. Please do not allow them to get away with this!

  6. To whom it may concern there is a female by the name of Anita Fairchild leaving Nigeria for the U. S. She has a check on her that is drug money and she might have more drugs on her sobi hope you detain her and check her out
    And detain her to make sure she is not btingingbdrugs into U. S. Thank you

  7. Hi i would like to report sgt presson donell and also go’s bye peter james presson donell and also presson bay donell for scamming me out of my money i had no idea that he was a romance scammer he scammed me out of the sum of over $20000.00 I would like you to see if you can try to help me get my money back he has so many gmail account can you help me out thank you kim pozdnikoff

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