Friday, April 27, 2018

Tag "Police"

    Melaye: I’ve been denied access to my lawyers, family members and food

Melaye: I’ve been denied access to my lawyers, family members and food

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, says he is being denied access to his family, lawyers, and food. The senator is being treated at the National Hospital, Abuja, after sustaining injuries while trying to escape from the police.The police were taking him to court in Kogi when he jumped out of the vehicle he was in.Writing via his Twitter handle on [...]

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    VIDEO: The moment Melaye arrived hospital in ambulance

VIDEO: The moment Melaye arrived hospital in ambulance

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, was admitted into Zankili Medical Center, Mabuchi, federal capital territory (FCT).He was brought into the hospital after sustaining injuries in a bid to jump out of a moving police vehicle.There were no security operatives when he arrived.Below is a scene in the hospital:[...]

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    Police re-arrest Melaye, vow to arraign him in Kogi court

Police re-arrest Melaye, vow to arraign him in Kogi court

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has been arrested at Zankli Medical Center in Abuja.Melaye landed in the hospital after he jumped out of a moving vehicle on Tuesday afternoon.He had earlier been arrested by the police but attempted to escape.In a statement sent to TheCable, the police said unknown thugs blocked their vehicle while the senator was being taken to court.The [...]

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    I’ll make myself available to the police, says Melaye

I’ll make myself available to the police, says Melaye

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, says he will make himself available to the Nigeria police force.The police have been on his trail lately.On Monday, the senator was detained at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and was blocked from travelling abroad.Not long after, policemen and operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) laid a siege to his residence [...]

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    Police attack BBOG members at Unity Fountain

Police attack BBOG members at Unity Fountain

Officers of the Nigerian police force reportedly attacked the members of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement at the Unity Fountain in Abuja on Monday. The BBOG members had convened at the fountain where they have been observing a daily sit out in demand for the release of the schoolgirls still in Boko Haram custody, when the incident happened.Sadiq Bello, [...]

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    EXTRA: Masquerades ‘invade Anambra church, try to abduct priest’

EXTRA: Masquerades ‘invade Anambra church, try to abduct priest’

The Anambra police command says it has arrested three masqueraders for allegedly disrupting a church programme in Idemili north local government area of the stateNkeiruka Nwode, spokesman of the command, told journalists on Saturday that the suspects attacked worshipers on Friday night at the Holy Ghost Adoration Ministry, Uke."Three masqueraders have been arrested in connection with the church attack," Nwode [...]

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    Police promote Magu

Police promote Magu

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to the rank of commissioner of police.Magu was previously a deputy commissioner of police.In a statement on Friday, Ikechukwu Ani, PSC spokesman, said 17 other senior police officers were also promoted by the commission.He said the PSC approved [...]

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    Police keep mum on withdrawal of VIPs’ escorts as deadline expires

Police keep mum on withdrawal of VIPs’ escorts as deadline expires

Friday, April 20, is the extended deadline given by Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), for the withdrawal of police officers attached to very important personalities (VIPs), political and public office holders in the country.But as the deadline expires, the police has kept mum on whether the order is still in place or not.Giving the directive on March 19, Idris said [...]

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    I was never arrested, says Omo-Agege as he releases new picture on Twitter

I was never arrested, says Omo-Agege as he releases new picture on Twitter

Ovie Omo-Agege, senator representing Delta central, says he was not arrested by the police.On Wednesday, the police led him away from the national assembly after he allegedly led some suspected thugs to seize the mace of the upper legislative chamber.The action disrupted plenary for some minutes until a "spare mace" was brought to enable the senators reconvene sitting.Omo-Agege later joined his [...]

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    IGP ‘under pressure’ to release Omo-Agege

IGP ‘under pressure’ to release Omo-Agege

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), is reportedly under pressure to release Ovie Omo-Agege, senator representing Delta central.A source told TheCable that some top persons in the presidency and the national assembly have been asking the IGP to release Omo-Agege.The senator was arrested after he and some suspected thugs disrupted plenary and made away with the mace on Wednesday.The senate had [...]

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    VIDEO: Police and Shi’ites clash in Abuja

VIDEO: Police and Shi’ites clash in Abuja

Although the authorities have not released details of the clash, reports say at least one person was  killed.Watch police fire teargas and water canons, while Shi'ite members pelt police armoured car with stones and other objects.[...]

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    Journalist petitions IGP: Yahaya Bello’s chief of staff after my life

Journalist petitions IGP: Yahaya Bello’s chief of staff after my life

Wale Odunsi, deputy editor of Daily Post, an online newspaper, has petitioned Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), over alleged threat to his life by Edward Onoja (pictured), chief of staff to Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state.In the petition submitted to the police headquarters on Monday, Odunsi said Onoja called him on Sunday and threatened to kill him over [...]

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    Police: 17 persons — including eight officers — were killed in Offa robbery

Police: 17 persons — including eight officers — were killed in Offa robbery

Seventeen persons were killed in a robbery attack in Offa, Kwara state, the police have said.Armed robbers on Thursday raided some commercial banks in the town, carting away an undisclosed amount.They were said to have also attacked a police station in the area.Jeffrey Ajayi, spokesman of the state police command, on Saturday said apart from those who lost their lives, [...]

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    Dolapo Badmos: Police have no right to search phones, demand renewal of tint permit

Dolapo Badmos: Police have no right to search phones, demand renewal of tint permit

Dolapo Badmos, a chief superintendent of police, says it amounts to violation of privacy for police officers to search people's phones.Badmos, who spoke when she featured in a video song by Ruggedman, Nigerian rapper and music producer, said police officers are only allowed to search phones when they have cogent reasons to suspect a person.Ruggedman, in the video, titled 'Is Police [...]

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    $1bn security fund: Shehu Sani asks FG not to abandon the police

$1bn security fund: Shehu Sani asks FG not to abandon the police

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has taunted the federal government over the $1 billion recently released for procurement of security equipment.He said while the military is being upgraded with the money, the Nigeria police force and other security agencies are left behind.On Wednesday, Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, announced that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the release of the [...]

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    DSS operatives arrest Ekiti assembly minority leader

DSS operatives arrest Ekiti assembly minority leader

Gboyega Aribisogan, minority leader of the Ekiti house of assembly, was on Wednesday arrested by security agents.Sola, the lawmaker’s younger brother, confirmed the arrest to journalists in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.He said Aribisogan was arrested at about 6:30am by operatives of Department of State Services (DSS) and the police special anti-robbery squad (SARS), and subsequently taken to Abuja.“The security men [...]

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