Monday, September 24, 2018

Tag "arrest"

    Court halts Adeleke’s arrest

Court halts Adeleke’s arrest

Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Osun state governorship election, has obtained a court order restraining the police from arresting him.On Wednesday, the police summoned him for alleged examination malpractice and criminal conspiracy.Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, had said Adeleke and Sikiru, his brother, sat for the National Examination Council Examination (NECO) as internal candidates in 2017, [...]

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    ‘Go to Owerri prison’ — police respond to inquiry on arrest of female IPOB supporters

‘Go to Owerri prison’ — police respond to inquiry on arrest of female IPOB supporters

The Nigeria police force have declined to speak on the offence committed by the 114 women recently arrested in Owerri, Imo state.The women were protesting the "disappearance" of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) when they were picked by the police on Friday and subsequently charged to court.Kanu has not been seen in public since IPOB [...]

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    Group kicks against arrest of over 100 female supporters of Nnamdi Kanu

Group kicks against arrest of over 100 female supporters of Nnamdi Kanu

Igbo Ekunie Initiative, a socio-cultural Igbo organisation, has demanded the release of over 100 women recently arrested by security operatives in Owerri, Imo state.The women were protesting the disappearance of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) when they were picked by the ecurity operative and subsequently charged to court.Kanu has not been seen in public since [...]

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    Group demands release of Ogundipe, says he can’t be forced to disclose his source

Group demands release of Ogundipe, says he can’t be forced to disclose his source

Accountable Leadership for Better Nigeria Initiative (ALBNI), a civil society group, has condemned the arrest of Samuel Ogundipe, a Premium Times reporter.In a statement signed by Remi Adebayo, president of ALBNI, the group said Ogundipe cannot be forced by the police to disclose the source of a factual story.On Tuesday, operatives of the special tactical squad (STS) arrested Ogundipe over [...]

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    INEC director on arrest warrant: I don’t think Mahmood Yakubu is in Nigeria

INEC director on arrest warrant: I don’t think Mahmood Yakubu is in Nigeria

Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, publicity director, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says he does not think Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the electoral body, is in the country.On Thursday, a federal high court sitting in Abuja, issued an arrest warrant on Yakubu over contempt of court order.Stephen Pam, the presiding judge, ordered Yakubu to be arrested after the INEC chairman failed to appear before [...]

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    Court orders arrest of INEC chairman

Court orders arrest of INEC chairman

A federal high court sitting in Abuja has ordered the arrest of  Mahmood Yakubu, chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).Stephen Pam, the presiding judge, issued an arrest warrant on Thursday after Yakubu failed to appear before him for the third consecutive  time.The judge asked the police to effect the arrest immediately.Pam had on July 5 ordered Yakubu to appear before [...]

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    India arrests two Nigerians for forgery

India arrests two Nigerians for forgery

Indian security officials have arrested two Nigerians in the India-Nepal border town of Raxaul, Bihar for allegedly forging the documents used in entering the country.According to DNA India, they were arrested by Raxaul Immigration Department in East Champaran district.The Nigerians were also accused of having ties with ISI, Pakistani security agency.The broadsheet newspaper, which quoted security sources, said “a book on [...]

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    Police arrest councillor over Benue killings

Police arrest councillor over Benue killings

The Nigeria police force has arrested eight more suspects in connection with the recent killings in Benue state.Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, identified one of the suspects arrested as Benjamin Tivfa, a serving councillor of Fidi ward in the state.Many have been killed in Benue this year alone.In a statement issued on Tuesday, Moshood said the councillor admitted to have supplied arms [...]

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    11 arrested over Plateau attack

11 arrested over Plateau attack

The military special task force 'Operation Safe Haven' in Plateau says it has arrested some suspects in connection to the recent mass killing in the state.According to The Nation, the suspects were paraded on Monday before journalists at the STF headquarters, Jos by Adam Umar, media officer of the task force, and Tyopev Terna, spokesman for the state police command.Umar [...]

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    LASTMA: 800 motorists arrested daily over breach of traffic rules

LASTMA: 800 motorists arrested daily over breach of traffic rules

Chris Olakpe, chairman, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), says the agency arrests at least 880 motorists are arrested on a daily basis over breach of traffic rules.Olakpe said each of the 44 zones of LASTMA make minimum 20 arrests daily.According to him, mobile courts hear and determine the cases and give fines.He said LASTMA had established a protocol unit to ensure [...]

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    Abaribe’s lawyer: My client was arrested for his opposing views

Abaribe’s lawyer: My client was arrested for his opposing views

Chukwuma-Machukwu Ume, counsel to Enyinnaya Abaribe, says he believes  his client is being "hunted because of his opposing views like Senators Dino Melaye, Shehu Sani".Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) picked up the lawmaker in Abuja on Friday morning.This was hours after Abaribe, who is chairman of the senate committee on power, steel development and metallurgy, alleged that N30 [...]

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    EXTRA: Lagos CP orders arrest of policemen playing ‘Baba Ijebu’ on duty

EXTRA: Lagos CP orders arrest of policemen playing ‘Baba Ijebu’ on duty

Imohimi Edgal, Lagos state commissioner of  police, has ordered the arrest of two policemen reportedly seen counting coupons they collected from a game of gambling better known as "Baba Ijebu".Chike Oti, the command's spokesman, disclosed this in a statement issued on Tuesday.Oti said the command's attention was drawn to a video on social media of the officers captured counting coupons.According to him,  [...]

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    Police arrest Biafra leader ‘wanted in murder case’

Police arrest Biafra leader ‘wanted in murder case’

The Enugu state police command has arrested Benjamin Onwuka, leader of the Biafran Zionists Movement.Onwuka was arrested on Wednesday alongside 21 other members of the group during a march along Independence Layout, Enugu.They were said to have been marching towards the state government house to hoist the Biafran flag, in commemoration of the 51 years anniversary of the declaration of [...]

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    Police arrest dismissed corporal ‘who led’ Offa robbery gang

Police arrest dismissed corporal ‘who led’ Offa robbery gang

The Nigeria police force says it has arrested two suspects that allegedly led the gang that recently robbed a bank in Offa, Kwara state.A statement issued Monday by Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, identified the arrested suspects as Kunle Ogunleye (aka Arrow) and Michael Adikwu.The statement identified Adikwu as a dismissed police corporal who once served a jail term upon dismissal [...]

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    NDLEA arrests 17 for ‘smuggling codeine’ in Kwara

NDLEA arrests 17 for ‘smuggling codeine’ in Kwara

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Kwara has arrested 17 suspects while trying to smuggle codeine to some parts of the state.This comes about a week after the federal government banned the importation and production of the substance over its abuse.Addressing journalists on Thursday, Onah Ogilegwu, NDLEA commandant in Kwara, said 13 of the suspects were arrested with [...]

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    Melaye charged with attempted suicide as police insist on Kogi trial

Melaye charged with attempted suicide as police insist on Kogi trial

The police say they arrested Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, after he was granted bail in court as a result of pending charges against him.Melaye was arrested on Wednesday after he was granted bail in a magistrate court in Abuja where he was charged with attempted suicide, criminal conspiracy and causing damage to government property.The court granted him [...]

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