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    ‘We knew it wasn’t going to be easy’ — IGP speaks on Kogi, Bayelsa elections

‘We knew it wasn’t going to be easy’ — IGP speaks on Kogi, Bayelsa elections

Mohammed Adamu, inspector general of police, says the police knew that the elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states would be challenging.He said this on Tuesday while addressing journalists after President Muhammadu Buhari held a meeting with security chiefs at the presidential villa, Abuja.Adamu said all security personnel deployed by the police had special identification tags, unlike "fake security operatives sponsored [...]

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    Author, lawyer… five things to know about new Lagos police commissioner

Author, lawyer… five things to know about new Lagos police commissioner

Hakeem Odumosu, the new commissioner of police of Lagos state police command, served as the number one police officer in Edo before he was deployed in Lagos.Mohammed Adamu, the inspector-general of police, on Thursday, redeployed police commissioners to seven states including Lagos, Ogun, Kano, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Edo and Bauchi.Odumosu, a former commander of the Rapid Response Squad in [...]

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    You won’t be spared, police warn ballot snatchers in Bayelsa, Kogi

You won’t be spared, police warn ballot snatchers in Bayelsa, Kogi

The police have vowed not to spare anyone who snatches ballot materials during Saturday's election in Kogi and Bayelsa states.AbdulMajeed Ali, deputy inspector general of police, operations, gave the warning at a press conference, on Thursday.He said anyone caught in such act will not live to repeat such action.“Anyone caught will not be spared and will not live to do [...]

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    Malami: Nullifying recruitment of 10,000 constables will lead to economic loss

Malami: Nullifying recruitment of 10,000 constables will lead to economic loss

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), says nullifying the recruitment exercise conducted by the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) will amount to economic loss.Malami said this in a counter affidavit filed at the federal high court in Abuja in response to a suit by the Police Service Commission (PSC), challenging the recruitment of 10,000 constables.The force and the commission have [...]

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    ‘IGP arrested my father because I divorced his friend’ — woman cries out

‘IGP arrested my father because I divorced his friend’ — woman cries out

Nasiba, daughter of Sani Dauda, a former chairman of Peugeot Automobile Nigeria Limited, says Mohammed Adamu, the inspector-general of police (IGP), is harassing her family.Nasiba, who spoke with TheCable on Tuesday, said her family was being targetted over her refusal to remain in a legally dissolved marriage with Abubakar Musa, her ex-husband whom she claims is a childhood friend of the [...]

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    Arraignment of 46 suspected homosexuals scheduled for November 22

Arraignment of 46 suspected homosexuals scheduled for November 22

The Lagos state police command has arrested 46 alleged homosexuals in a hotel at the Egbeda area of the state.It is said that the suspects were arrested at about 2am while performing gay initiation rites for newly recruited members.According to the police, the 46 defendants were among the 57 persons arrested while making a "public show of a same-sex amorous [...]

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    Guber election: INEC raises alarm over possible violence in Kogi, Bayelsa

Guber election: INEC raises alarm over possible violence in Kogi, Bayelsa

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says warning signs of potential violence in Kogi and Bayelsa is a cause for concern.Speaking on Friday at the inter-agency consultative committee on election security (ICCES) meeting organised by the commission, Yakubu said both states are politically violent.He called on security agencies to ensure adequate response to any form of disruption [...]

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    Police ‘arrest’ kidnapper, rescue 8 victims in Kaduna

Police ‘arrest’ kidnapper, rescue 8 victims in Kaduna

The Kaduna state police command says it arrested a suspected kidnapper and rescued eight kidnap victims in separate operations in the state.In a statement issued on Friday, Yakubu Sabo, the command's public relations officer, said the operation took place between Tuesday and Thursday at Igabi and Chikun local government areas of the state.He said a 13-year-old boy was one of the [...]

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    South African police arrest 100 foreigners protesting xenophobia at UN site

South African police arrest 100 foreigners protesting xenophobia at UN site

The police in South Africa have arrested 100 foreign nationals in an operation to disperse a group of protesters at the UN refugee agency in Cape Town.The protesters, who are refugees and asylum seekers camping outside the offices of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and asking to be relocated outside the country following attacks on foreigners, were arrested [...]

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    Buhari to police: Stop harassing young people for carrying laptops

Buhari to police: Stop harassing young people for carrying laptops

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned operatives of the Nigeria Police Force against harassing young Nigerians who look successful and carrying laptop computers. Buhari, who was represented by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, issued the warning in his keynote address at the opening ceremony of the conference and retreat for senior police officers on Monday in Lagos.The president is away on an official visit [...]

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    Police invite UNILAG lecturer in sex-for-grades video

Police invite UNILAG lecturer in sex-for-grades video

The Lagos state police command has invited Boniface Igbeneghu, a lecturer of European languages at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), over the sex-for-grades video, according to PUNCH.Igbeneghu, a pastor of Foursquare Gospel Church, was recorded by a hidden camera in a 13-minute video documentary released by the BBC Africa Eye on October 7.He appeared to be sexually harassing an undercover [...]

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    Police raid ‘rehab centre’ in Adamawa, rescue 15

Police raid ‘rehab centre’ in Adamawa, rescue 15

The police have rescued 15 persons from a rehabilitation centre in Adamawa state.Suleiman Nguroje, deputy spokesman of the state police command, said the victims were found in harsh conditions in Yola, the state capital, on Wednesday.This is coming less than 24 hours after 11 inmates were rescued at a religious centre in Zaria, Kaduna state.Earlier, the police had raided another [...]

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Journalist threatens to sue police over ‘assault’ by Yahaya Bello’s aides

Etuk Williams, publisher of Aljazirah newspaper, has threatened to sue the police over alleged assault on him by security aides of Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state.In a petition dated October 21 and addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari, Williams through David Maduka, his counsel, said he was assaulted by security aides of Bello on October 18 at the entrance [...]

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    UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION (II): Drug abuse, sodomy, bribery, pimping… The cash-and-carry operations of Ikoyi Prisons

UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION (II): Drug abuse, sodomy, bribery, pimping… The cash-and-carry operations of Ikoyi Prisons

Investigative journalist ‘FISAYO SOYOMBO spent two weeks in detention — five days in a Police cell and eight as an inmate in Ikoyi Prison — to track corruption in Nigeria’s criminal justice system, beginning from the moment of arrest by the Police to the point of release by the prison. To experience the workings of the system in its raw [...]

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    ‘Bail for sale’: CSO asks n’assembly to probe police

‘Bail for sale’: CSO asks n’assembly to probe police

Due Process Advocates Foundation (DPA), a civil society organisation (CSO), has asked the national assembly to investigate the police over alleged abuse of their prosecutorial powers.The call for the probe is coming after TheCable reported about bribery at Pedro police station in Lagos state.In a statement on Thursday, Ifeanyi Calistus, DPA information director, said the report highlights "some institutional failures [...]

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    Police to probe Lagos station after bail-for-sale investigation

Police to probe Lagos station after bail-for-sale investigation

The Lagos state police command will investigate Pedro police station over bribery allegations.Frank Mba, Nigerian police spokesman, made this known on  'Your View', a breakfast show on TVC, on Wednesday.TheCable had reported the investigation which exposed bribery at the station.Fisayo Soyombo, the undercover journalist who undertook the investigation, also announced the development in a tweet."BREAKING: Force PRO Frank Mba says Lagos [...]

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