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    UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION: For N16,500, security agents will allow you travel from Lagos to Abuja despite interstate ban

UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION: For N16,500, security agents will allow you travel from Lagos to Abuja despite interstate ban

Twenty-four hours to the trip, Otos, a worker at one of the bus terminals in the Jibowu area of Yaba, Lagos, had given all the assurances that there is commercial transportation to Abuja, and, in fact, to any part of the south-east. With a giggle, and then a long hiss, he dismissed the directive banning interstate travel. As soon as we [...]

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    ‘They took us to POS point and collected 10k each’ — woman accuses police officers of extortion

‘They took us to POS point and collected 10k each’ — woman accuses police officers of extortion

Oluwatoyin Ajogbor, a Nigerian citizen, has accused police officers at Agbowa-Ikosi divisional headquarters in Epe local government area of Lagos state of extorting money from her and others.  In a video that has now gone viral, Ajogbor claimed that her vehicle and that of others were impounded and the officers were asking them to pay N10,000 each.  Although there is movement restriction [...]

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    ICYMI: Police need 2m teargas canisters, 250,000 rifles 1,000 tracking devices, says IG

ICYMI: Police need 2m teargas canisters, 250,000 rifles 1,000 tracking devices, says IG

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), says the police need 2 million teargas canisters, 1,000 tracking devices, 1,000 armoured personnel carriers (APC) and 250,000 assault rifles with corresponding ammunition to effectively fight insecurity. The IGP, according to PUNCH, disclosed this on Tuesday at a public hearing organised by the house of representatives committee on police affairs.  Adamu, who was represented by Abdulmajid [...]

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    How SARS operative ‘killed’ Remo Stars player

How SARS operative ‘killed’ Remo Stars player

Tiyamiyu Kazeem, assistant captain of Remo Stars FC better known as 'Kaka', has been killed in Ogun state. The talented defender was reported to have been killed by an officer of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) in the state. In a statement on Saturday, Oladimeji Oshode, Remo Stars media officer, said the incident happened at about noon along Sagamu road. According to him, [...]

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    Police PROs to be trained on changing the force’ image

Police PROs to be trained on changing the force’ image

The Nigeria police has announced a workshop to train its public relations officers (PROs) on how to reinvent the image of the institution.  Frank Mba, police spokesperson, announced this in a statement issued on Monday.  The four-day workshop, Mba said is “in line with the impassioned quest of the Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu,NPM, mni for reinventing the image of [...]

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    ‘Three killed’ as students attack convoy of Fayemi’s wife

‘Three killed’ as students attack convoy of Fayemi’s wife

Two students of the Federal University Oye Ekiti (FUOYE) and a policeman have been reportedly killed in a clash between the police and students. The students who were protesting insufficient supply of electricity had marched to the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) substation in Oye Ekiti, barricading the express road.  The protesters reportedly vented their anger on Bisi Fayemi, first lady of [...]

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    When soldiers do police work: Disaster

When soldiers do police work: Disaster

If anyone is looking for a perfect illustration and confirmation of the “coming anarchy” in Nigeria, that person needs not look farther than the on-going conflict and crisis of mutual distrust between the Nigeria Police and the Nigerian Army. Turn away, for a moment, from Boko Haram (Nigeria is still unable to find a solution to the menace of terrorism), [...]

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    ‘Troops thought they were kidnappers’ — army reacts to killing of policemen in Taraba

‘Troops thought they were kidnappers’ — army reacts to killing of policemen in Taraba

The Nigerian army says the police officers killed by its men were mistakenly taken as kidnappers.  On Wednesday, the police had accused the army of killing three of their personnel while freeing a kidnap suspect. Reacting in a statement, Sagir Musa, army spokesman, said the refusal of the policemen to stop at the checkpoints prompted the action of the soldiers.  “The attention of [...]

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    Ajimobi: We can’t fight crime effectively without state police

Ajimobi: We can’t fight crime effectively without state police

Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, says there is a need for the creation of state police in order to fight crime effectively.  He said this on Wednesday while hosting Leye Oyebade, the assistant inspector-general of police (AIG) in charge of zone 11. "I am one of the pioneer advocates of state police," he said. "There is nowhere in the world where crime [...]

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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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    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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    Mob shuts down Lagos-Abeokuta expressway over fresh ‘killing by SARS’

Mob shuts down Lagos-Abeokuta expressway over fresh ‘killing by SARS’

Angry youth have shut down the Onipetesi axis of the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway in Lagos over the killing of a yet to be identified man by operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS). A Twitter user, who posted a video about the incident which happened on Sunday, said the man had gone to watch football when he was hit by a stray [...]

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    Do the police have the power to arrest a deputy governor?

Do the police have the power to arrest a deputy governor?

Nasiru Gawuna, Kano state deputy governor, was arrested by the police on Monday for alleged electoral misconduct. Mutari Sule Garo, commissioner for local government, was also arrested for the same offence. They were accused of disrupting the collation of governorship election results at Nassarawa local government area of the state. Garo and Gawuna were reportedly rescued from an aggrieved mob before they were subsequently picked [...]

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    Dambazau blames ex-IGP Idris for strained ties between police, interior ministry

Dambazau blames ex-IGP Idris for strained ties between police, interior ministry

Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, has blamed Ibrahim Idris, former inspector-general of police (IGP), for the strained relationship between the police and his ministry. The minister was speaking on Tuesday in Abuja when Mohammed Adamu, acting IGP, paid him a courtesy visit. Dambazzau said the ministry enjoyed a cordial relationship with the police during the tenure of Solomon Arase, a former IGP, [...]

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