Tag "#EndSARS"

    ‘Is this their own version of #EndSARS?’ — police #WhereIsEspiritDCorp protest sparks outrage

‘Is this their own version of #EndSARS?’ — police #WhereIsEspiritDCorp protest sparks outrage

Quite a number of Nigerians have taken to social media to pour out their annoyance at the Nigeria police force for protesting the death of three of its officers killed by soldiers in Taraba state.On Wednesday, the police had accused the Nigerian army of killing three of its personnel while freeing a kidnap suspect.In its reply, the army said the police officers [...]

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    ‘Don’t ask an armed officer to shoot you’— police roll out safety tips at checkpoints

‘Don’t ask an armed officer to shoot you’— police roll out safety tips at checkpoints

The police have released tips for motorists to abide by when approaching a security checkpoint or when flagged-down by police officers. In a series of tweets, the police urged motorists to be polite when answering questions put to them by the officers and shouldn’t dare or challenge an armed security man to a duel. “Endeavour to slow down your vehicle. It [...]

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    Abayomi Shogunle: Prostitution is sin under the two religions in FCT

Abayomi Shogunle: Prostitution is sin under the two religions in FCT

Abayomi Shogunle, head of the public complaint rapid response unit (PCRRU), says prostitution is a sin under the two major religions practised in the federal capital territory (FCT).Shogunle made the comment following the reactions that trailed the detention and conviction of some women who were arrested for alleged prostitution at different locations within the FCT at the weekend.The PCRRU said prostitution is [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu visits Kolade Johnson’s family, vows to fight indiscriminate killings

Sanwo-Olu visits Kolade Johnson’s family, vows to fight indiscriminate killings

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor-elect of Lagos state, has urged the police to adopt modern techniques in fighting crimes.Speaking on Saturday during a condolence visit to the family of Kolade Johnson, Sanwo-Olu said the time had come for people to rise against indiscriminate killings.He said when his administration comes on board, it would work in harmony with security operatives to ensure that [...]

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    Kolade Johnson’s killer remanded in Ikoyi prison

Kolade Johnson’s killer remanded in Ikoyi prison

A magistrate's court in Lagos has ordered that Olalekan Ogunyemi, the dismissed police officer who killed Kolade Johnson, be kept at Ikoyi prison.AO Salawu, the magistrate, gave the order when Ogunyemi was arraigned before him on Friday.He said the dismissed officer will remain in the prison, pending advice from the state director of public prosecutions (DPP).Kehinde Olatunde, the prosecutor, had [...]

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    Police dismiss officer who killed Kolade Johnson

Police dismiss officer who killed Kolade Johnson

Ogunyemi Olalekan, a police inspector involved in the killing of Kolade Johnson, has been dismissed from the force. Olalekan was found guilty after an orderly room trial that started on Monday.A stray bullet had hit the deceased during a raid by the anti-cultism unit of the police command at Onipetesi, Lagos-Abeokuta road on Sunday.Following a nationwide outrage, the police had identified Olalekan [...]

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    OBITUARY: Johnson, the ‘gentle guy’ who escaped xenophobia in SA but fell to SARS bullets

OBITUARY: Johnson, the ‘gentle guy’ who escaped xenophobia in SA but fell to SARS bullets

In one of the videos circulated online hours after Kolade Johnson was shot dead by policemen, the deceased was seen cooking in a kitchen as music blared from speakers in the background. Shouts of "K Low", his nickname, rented the air while he stirred a pot of soup.During a visit to 1 Beeco street, Onipetesi, Mangoro, Lagos, residence of the deceased, [...]

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    Police: FSARS will have human rights desk in every state

Police: FSARS will have human rights desk in every state

Haliru Gwandu, commissioner of police in charge of federal special anti-robbery squad (FSARS), says human rights desk officers have been mandated to receive complaints on rights abuses by operatives of the special squad.Speaking on Wednesday, Gwandu said the police had set up human rights desks in all the 36 states and FCT.The CP made this known while sensitising officers and [...]

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    IGP renames SARS, asks all its operatives to undergo psychiatric test

IGP renames SARS, asks all its operatives to undergo psychiatric test

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, has ordered immediate psychological evaluation on all operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS). Idris has also announced new measures aimed at overhauling the police outfit.Part of the measures include the constitution of a team that would review SARS operations and as well as the appointment of a new commissioner of police to head the squad.This [...]

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    Outrage as policeman ‘kills’ corps member — a day to passing out

Outrage as policeman ‘kills’ corps member — a day to passing out

A policeman has allegedly killed Linda Igwetu, a corps member serving in the federal capital territory.The police officer was said to have shot the corps member dead while she was on her way home with friends, at about 3am on Wednesday.A Twitter user by the name Enyi Di Ya said the deceased was the sister.https://twitter.com/Chinny3bs/status/1014490710198968320?s=19The corps member had served in [...]

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    ‘Criminals in police uniform’ — anti-SARS campaign regains momentum

‘Criminals in police uniform’ — anti-SARS campaign regains momentum

In December 2017, many Nigerians took to social media to call for the proscription of the police special anti robbery squad (SARS), over its alleged brutality.Six months after, the campaign has resurfaced on various social media platforms, with citizens saying the “careless” regard for human lives which they say is evident in operations of SARS operatives is getting worse.SARS was [...]

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    Police Reform: Thank God President Buhari doesn’t listen

Police Reform: Thank God President Buhari doesn’t listen

This week, there has been a lot of interesting arguments about the English Premier League; some posit that Manchester City won the premier league on Sunday, after defeating Manchester United to open an 11-point gap at the top of the league table. Others say, "come on, there are still 22 matches to go to the end of the season, anything [...]

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    Falana: SARS operatives becoming a problem — even for the police

Falana: SARS operatives becoming a problem — even for the police

Femi Falana, lawyer and rights activist, says operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS), a police unit, are becoming a problem "even for the Nigeria police force".The senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said this when he featured on a Channels TV programme.Falana agreed that SARS operatives were "overstepping their boundaries" but he said necessary regulations to checkmate their activities had [...]

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    Police fight back, float #SupportSARS campaign

Police fight back, float #SupportSARS campaign

The police have launched #supportSARS campaign in a bid to check the massive opposition to the state anti-robbery squad (SARS).Tweeting via #EndSARS, some Nigerians have been calling on the authorities to scrap the anti-crime unit over the alleged excesses of some of its personnel.The campaign gained momentum and not even the response of Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, who ordered the reorganisation of [...]

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    Politicians behind #EndSARS campaign, says police spokesman

Politicians behind #EndSARS campaign, says police spokesman

Jimoh Moshood, force public relations officer, says "mischievous" politicians are behind the #EndSARS campaign.Over the weekend, Nigerians took to the social media to condemn the “careless” disregard for human lives by the operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS).But speaking on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, Moshood said Jega Awosanya Segun, the alleged originator of the hashtag, is under [...]

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