Tag "Asinim Butswat"

    Robber mistakenly kills partner during operation in Bayelsa

Robber mistakenly kills partner during operation in Bayelsa

An armed robber died from his partner’s bullet during a foiled robbery attack on one Francis Chibueze, along Bakery road, Azikoro village, Yenagoa, Bayelsa state.Confirming the incident on Sunday, Asinim Butswat, spokesman of the state police command, told NAN that the armed robber mistakenly shot and killed his partner.“On December 22, at about 8pm, a gang of two armed robbers [...]

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    Three officers killed as gunmen break into Bayelsa police station

Three officers killed as gunmen break into Bayelsa police station

At least three policemen have been killed in a gun attack at Kolo police station in Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa state.Channels Television quoted a witness as saying the attack was carried out by suspected oil thieves.The sad incident comes one week after four soldiers were killed in an ambush at Letugbene, a community in Southern Ijaw local government [...]

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    Sylva’s loyalist arrested in Bayelsa

Sylva’s loyalist arrested in Bayelsa

Jonah Okah, a loyalist of Timipre Sylva, former governor of Bayelsa state, has been arrested by the police.Okah disclosed this to Doifie Buokoribo, Sylva’s media aide, on Wednesday, saying he had been taken to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID).“I have just been picked up by the police from the office of the commissioner of police from Bayelsa state command [...]

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    Police officer murdered in Bayelsa

Police officer murdered in Bayelsa

A police officer, identified as Mathew Akpos, has been allegedly murdered in Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa state.According to PUNCH, the incident happened late Tuesday.Some gunmen reportedly gunned down Akpos, said to be an assistant superintendent of police (ASP), close to the OMPADEC school field in Amarata area of the state capital.The victim, who was said to have once worked at [...]

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    Woman loses 3 kids to fire in Bayelsa

Woman loses 3 kids to fire in Bayelsa

A fire outbreak in the Ogbia area of Bayelsa on Saturday killed the three children of one Favour Udoh at her residence, according to NAN.Asinim Butswat, spokesman of the Bayelsa state police command, who confirmed the incident, said preliminary findings indicated that the fire at Elebele community was caused by candle light.Butswat said policemen from the Kolo Division of the police [...]

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    House of Bayelsa assembly speaker ‘bombed’

House of Bayelsa assembly speaker ‘bombed’

Unknown persons detonated explosives inside the house of Kombowei Benson, speaker of the Bayelsa state house of assembly on Thursday.Asinim Butswat, police public relations officer (PPRO) of the state, confirmed the attack, saying it occurred in the hometown of the lawmaker in Southern Ijaw local government area of the state.Butswat said the police was on the trail of those behind [...]

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    Man dies in Bayelsa boat mishap

Man dies in Bayelsa boat mishap

A boat mishap on Sunday claimed the life of a 27-year-old man in Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa state, NAN reports.The man died after a canoe conveying him and one other person capsized at the creek near the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Yenagoa.The victim died before rescue could come his way, but the second passenger in the boat survived the [...]

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    Dickson’s sister kidnapped in Bayelsa

Dickson’s sister kidnapped in Bayelsa

Nancy Dickson, the younger sister of Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, was abducted in Yenagoa, the state capital, around 2:50 pm on Saturday.Asinim Butswat, the state police public relations officer, confirmed the incident, saying she was trailed to her business place.He revealed that Nancy’s sales girl was also kidnapped.“On December 19, 2015, at about 1450hrs, four unknown gunmen in [...]

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