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Do Not Blame Poor Economy For Upsurge in Crimes

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By: ALI RABIU

A Senior Lecturer at the Department of Criminology and Security Studies, University of Ilorin, Dr Monsurat Isiaka, has blamed the upsurge in crime rate on the prevailing economic situation in the country.

Dr. Isiaka, who is a specialist in Criminal Justice System and Terrorism, stated this in a chat with newsmen in Ilorin.

She explained that, the need to make ends meet or live big by mindless individuals and groups who are not gainfully employed or whose means of livelihood are being threatened by unbridled economic degradation have led to increasing criminality across the country

Dr. Isiaka, urged citizens to be careful in their dispositions in order not to fall prey to criminals who often disguise as helpers or comforters.

She appealed to students of the University and other institutions of higher learning across the nation to be meticulous in the display of affluence within and outside the shores of their campus.

Dr. Isiaka noted that the various campuses might have been infiltrated by criminals who are profiling likely targets.

She also urged staff and students, particularly female, to avoid asking for free ride from anyone they do not know, adding that such individuals may be criminals who are in search of prey that may be used for rituals.

She appealed to the federal government to swiftly address and arrest the nation’s dwindling economy.

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