Monday, April 22, 2019

Tag "Police"

    Abayomi Shogunle asks Nigerians to speak pidgin to policemen to avoid trouble

Abayomi Shogunle asks Nigerians to speak pidgin to policemen to avoid trouble

Abayomi Shogunle, head of the public complaint rapid response unit (PCRRU), says it is better for Nigerians to communicate with police officers in pidgin English.Commenting on the recent killings of citizens by trigger-happy policemen, Shogunle said communicating with the officers in pidgin will aid better understanding.Kolade Johnson and Jessy Gold, both residents of Lagos state, were killed by policemen within [...]

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    Police fire tear gas at INEC ad-hoc staff protesting non-payment of allowance

Police fire tear gas at INEC ad-hoc staff protesting non-payment of allowance

Some policemen in Enugu tear-gassed ad-hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) who were protesting the "non-payment of their allowances" on Tuesday.The protesters comprising corps members, students and workers protested at the INEC headquarters in the state where they had blocked entrance and exit to the building.They were aggrieved over the non-payment of their allowances after being contracted by the [...]

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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 and his police killers   

Kolade Johnson and his police killers  

All lovers of football should be horrified that the game we love so much could lead to the death of a fan. More harrowing is when such death occurs after the game and not even at a stadium. That was the lot of citizen Kolade Johnson, whose life was cut short by policemen charged to protect him.Okay, not exactly policemen [...]

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    Buhari vows to prosecute killers of Kolade Johnson

Buhari vows to prosecute killers of Kolade Johnson

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to prosecute the killers of Kolade Johnson, a football fan, who was a victim of the March 31 fatal shooting in Lagos.The president also regretted the action of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) operatives from the state police command, which he described as unfortunate and avoidable.Johnson was a victim of a stray bullet when SARS officers [...]

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    Lagos CP visits Kolade Johnson’s family, says justice must prevail

Lagos CP visits Kolade Johnson’s family, says justice must prevail

The Lagos police on Tuesday paid a condolence visit to the family of  Kolade Johnson, a football fan, who was killed during a raid by the anti-cultism unit of the  command on Sunday. The police spoke about the visit in a tweet on Tuesday.The team was led by Zubairu Muazu, the state commissioner of police.Kolade was hit by a stray bullet [...]

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    Police: We’ve arrested the officers who killed Kolade Johnson

Police: We’ve arrested the officers who killed Kolade Johnson

The policemen involved in the death of Kolade Johnson, a Lagos resident, have been arrested.Bala Elkana, spokesman of the Lagos police command, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.Johnson, a resident of Onipetesi in the Mangoro area of Lagos, was killed by a stray bullet fired when men of the anti-cultism unit of the state police command raided the area [...]

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    Police: We are tracking the kidnappers in Jos

Police: We are tracking the kidnappers in Jos

The Plateau state police command says it is tracking kidnappers in Jos, the state capital.Ahmad Salkida, journalist versed in security matters, had on Wednesday said unlike Zamfara state where the abductions occur mostly in the rural communities, kids between ages two and 10 years are being taken away in the capital city.There are between three and four abduction cases in [...]

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    Coalition asks FG to reject US verdict on corruption, insecurity

Coalition asks FG to reject US verdict on corruption, insecurity

The Coalition for Nigeria Movement has faulted a recent report by the United States on human rights abuse and corruption in Nigeria.The report, which was published on the website of the US Department of State, said several acts of gross human rights abuse were committed by both government and non-government actors within Nigeria in the year under review, many of [...]

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    How armed gang was prevented from taking over Ikorodu police station

How armed gang was prevented from taking over Ikorodu police station

The Lagos state police command says it has repelled an attack by members of an armed gang on one of its stations in Ikorodu.In a statement on Tuesday, Bala Elkana, spokesman of the command, said the policemen on duty at the Imota police station foiled the attack by the gang.Elkana said the reprisal attack came after policemen from the [...]

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    Court affirms dismissal of three policemen sacked over ‘$5000 bribe’

Court affirms dismissal of three policemen sacked over ‘$5000 bribe’

The National Industrial Court in Abuja has affirmed the dismissal of three policemen who were fired for receiving a $5,000 bribe.Joseph Okan, Joshua Madami, who were inspectors, and Cyprian Nwankwo, a sergeant, had approached the court to challenge their dismissal by the inspector-general of police.Ginika Chinemere, counsel to the police officers, had asked the court to reinstate his clients to [...]

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    Masari’s mother-in-law regains freedom — after one week in kidnapper’s den

Masari’s mother-in-law regains freedom — after one week in kidnapper’s den

The 80-year-old mother-in-law of Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina state, has regained freedom after one week in custody of her abductors.The governor's mother-in-law was abducted last Friday at her home in the Sabon Gari area of the state.In a statement on Friday, Gambo Isah, spokesman of the Kaduna police command, said Maistiyari, mother of Binta, the governor's wife, was released [...]

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    Melaye re-arraigned — 12th time since 2018

Melaye re-arraigned — 12th time since 2018

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has been re-arraigned before a high court of the federal capital territory (FCT).This will be the 12th time the lawmaker would be arraigned before a court since 2018 when he was first charged for lying to the police over an attempt to assassinate him.At the court on Monday, the senator was re-arraigned for resisting arrest, [...]

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    Police deploy over 15,000 personnel for Rivers election

Police deploy over 15,000 personnel for Rivers election

The Rivers state police command says it will leave no stone unturned in ensuring maximum security during the governorship election on Saturday.In a statement on Friday, Usman Belel, the state commissioner of police, said the force had deployed 15,544 of its troops to various parts of the state as part of its effort to curb violence and ensure the safety [...]

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    IGP deploys seven DIGs, 277 CPs for governorship poll

IGP deploys seven DIGs, 277 CPs for governorship poll

Mohammed Adamu, acting inspector-general of police (IGP) has deployed seven deputy inspectors-general of police (DIGs) for Saturday's governorship election.He also deployed 19 assistant inspectors-general and "additional 277 Commissioners of Police" for the exercise.In a statement on Wednesday, Frank Mba, police spokesman, said the deployment is to ensure adequate security during the poll which will hold in 29 states.He said the officers [...]

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    Police: We lost two officers, arrested 323 suspects for electoral offences

Police: We lost two officers, arrested 323 suspects for electoral offences

The Nigeria police force say they have so far arrested 323 persons for allegedly committing electoral offences in the just concluded elections.Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, disclosed this on Monday at a post-election evaluation meeting held with senior police officers in Abuja."Two officers also paid the supreme sacrifice, while some others were assaulted and injured," the IGP added."For those arrested [...]

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