Thursday, August 6, 2020

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    Police arrest two officers over ‘harassment’ of female suspect in viral video

Police arrest two officers over ‘harassment’ of female suspect in viral video

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    IGP rejects Magu’s request for bail, directs him to presidential panel

IGP rejects Magu’s request for bail, directs him to presidential panel

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of the police (IGP), has asked Ibrahim Magu, suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to direct his bail application to the presidential panel. Oluwatosin Ojaomo, Magu's legal representative, asked the IGP to grant bail to his client on “self recognisance” -- after the suspended EFCC chief had spent four days in custody. Magu was [...]

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    IGP withdraws Magu’s police security, replaces officers attached to EFCC

IGP withdraws Magu’s police security, replaces officers attached to EFCC

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), has ordered the withdrawal of policemen attached to Ibrahim Magu, former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). A police source disclosed this to TheCable on Friday, saying the officers guarding the official and personal houses  of Magu have been withdrawn. In a signal to the assistant inspector general (AIG), police mobile force [...]

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    Senate fixes tenure of IGP at single 4-year term

Senate fixes tenure of IGP at single 4-year term

The senate has amended the police act to make the tenure of the inspector-general of police (IGP) a four-year single term. The upper legislative chamber passed the legislation after it considered clauses in the bill entitled 'An Act to Repeal the Police Act, Cap. Pl9, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004, and Enact the Police Act, 2020'. While presenting a report [...]

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    After five days, IGP orders Ondo CP to restore deputy gov’s security detail

After five days, IGP orders Ondo CP to restore deputy gov’s security detail

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, has ordered Bolaji Salami, commissioner of police in Ondo, to restore the security detail of Agboola Ajayi, deputy governor of the state. The IGP’s directive was contained in a memo addressed to the police commissioner through the deputy inspector general of police, operations, force headquarters Abuja, on Monday. The security details attached to Ajayi were withdrawn last [...]

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    Falana: Police must ensure public safety not harass Buhari’s opponents

Falana: Police must ensure public safety not harass Buhari’s opponents

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and human rights lawyer, says the duty of the police is to ensure public safety and not to harass opponents of President Muhammadu Buhari. In a statement on Sunday, Falana said the police ought to demonstrate impartiality and neutrality in handling political matters. He cited instances where the police have arrested, detained and charged [...]

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    Falana demands immediate arrest of soldiers who killed policemen over Wadume

Falana demands immediate arrest of soldiers who killed policemen over Wadume

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has demanded the arrest and prosecution of soldiers who killed policemen during the arrest of Hamisu Bala, a suspected kidnap kingpin better known as Wadume, in Taraba state. On August 6, 2019, policemen attached to the intelligence response team of the force, who arrested Wadume were shot dead by soldiers. Three policemen and two civilians were killed during [...]

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    717 rape cases were recorded from Jan to May, says IGP

717 rape cases were recorded from Jan to May, says IGP

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), says 717 rape cases were recorded within five months in 2020. Speaking with journalists after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, and Pauline Tallen, minister of women affairs, at the presidential villa on Monday, Adamu said 799 suspects have been arrested so far. Over the past weeks, the issue [...]

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    First lady asks IGP to release her aides detained ‘on the orders of Buhari’s PA’

First lady asks IGP to release her aides detained ‘on the orders of Buhari’s PA’

Aisha Buhari, wife of the president, has asked Mohammed Adamu, inspector general of police (IGP), to release her aides from detention. According to Sahara Reporters, Sabiu Yusuf, a personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, had ordered the police to arrest the first lady's aides after they ejected him from the presidential villa for not complying with COVID-19 safety measures. Yusuf, who is [...]

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    IGP’s younger brother appointed SSG of Nasarawa

IGP’s younger brother appointed SSG of Nasarawa

Abdullahi Sule, governor of Nasarawa, has appointed Mohammed Aliyu as the new secretary to the state government (SSG). Aliyu is the younger brother of Mohammed Adamu, the inspector general of police (IGP). The development comes hours after Aliyu Ahmed-Tijani, the former SSG, was sacked by the governor. Yakubu Lamai, the governor's spokesman, announced the appointment in a statement on Wednesday. The appointment takes effect [...]

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    Wadume, Taraba ‘kidnap kingpin’, arraigned for ‘terrorism’

Wadume, Taraba ‘kidnap kingpin’, arraigned for ‘terrorism’

Hamisu Bala, a suspected kidnap kingpin better known as Wadume, has been arraigned at a federal high court in Abuja on charges of terrorism. An attempt to arrest Wadume had led to the killing of three policemen and a civilian in Taraba state. But he was rearrested by the police in August 2019. The inspector-general of police (IGP), in February, filed a [...]

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    IGP orders manhunt for robbers who killed 8 police officers in Kogi

IGP orders manhunt for robbers who killed 8 police officers in Kogi

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), has ordered a manhunt for the robbers who attacked Isanlu police station in Kogi state, killing eight policemen. On Thursday, nine persons, including eight policemen, were killed in Isanlu when a gang of robbers attacked a bank in the town. The divisional police officer (DPO) was among the officers killed in the town. The armed men invaded the [...]

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    IGP redeploys Edo, Ondo police commissioners — months to guber polls

IGP redeploys Edo, Ondo police commissioners — months to guber polls

Mohammed Adamu, the inspector-general of police (IGP), has redeployed the police commissioners in Edo and Ondo months to the governorship elections in the two states. While Edo election would hold in September, that of Ondo has been scheduled for the following month. In a statement on Thursday, Frank Mba, police spokesman, said the duo were redeployed alongside  nine other commissioners across the country. Undie [...]

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    IGP, south-east governors strike deal on community policing

IGP, south-east governors strike deal on community policing

Governors in the south-east have finally reached an agreement with Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), on the modalities for the implementation of community policing in the region. David Umahi, Ebonyi state governor and chairman of the South-east Governors Forum, told journalists on Wednesday that the deal was reached after a virtual meeting with the police IG. Earlier this week, the governors [...]

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    Family petitions IGP over murder of UNIJOS lecturer

Family petitions IGP over murder of UNIJOS lecturer

The family of Nandi Kennedy Drenkat, a lecturer at the University of Jos, has raised questions on the investigation by the Plateau state police command into the circumstances of his death. The late Drenkat was killed on May 16 in his home at the University of Jos senior staff quarters, in the presence of his family, while his seven-year-old daughter, Johanan, [...]

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    IGP redeploys Abia CP — after ‘killing of youth by drunk policeman’

IGP redeploys Abia CP — after ‘killing of youth by drunk policeman’

Mohammed Adamu, inspector general of police (IGP), has redeployed Okon Ene, commissioner of police in Abia state, after the alleged extrajudicial killing of a youth. Frank Mba, police spokesman, who broke the news via a statement on Tuesday, said the IGP has set up a panel to probe the death of the youth identified as Ifeanyi Arunsi. Arunsi was shot dead last week [...]

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