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    Police seek special courts for rape

Police seek special courts for rape

The police are advocating a speedy establishment of special courts to handle rape cases. Speaking at a meeting with Tony Ojukwu, executive secretary of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Ibrahim Lamorde, acting inspector-general force intelligence, said special courts would ensure privacy for survivors and encourage them to speak out freely when they present their cases for hearing. Lamorde said there is a [...]

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    32-year-old man shot dead by police officer in Ibadan

32-year-old man shot dead by police officer in Ibadan

Yemi Ajayi, a 32-year-old man, has been shot dead by a policeman in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital. Olugbenga Fadeyi, the police public relations officer (PPRO) in the state, confirmed the incident which took place on Friday. According to Fadeyi, one of the policemen, who was part of a team from the Agodi command, tried to stop a vehicle conveying Ajayi, and [...]

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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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    Not all Nigerians are criminals, says PhD student who returned missing cash in Japan

Not all Nigerians are criminals, says PhD student who returned missing cash in Japan

Ikenna Nweke, a Nigerian Ph.D student in Japan, says not everyone from his country is a criminal. While on his way home in Japan on June 19, Nweke had found a wallet containing a "huge sum of money". But rather than keep it to himself, he not only returned it but refused to collect a percentage of the money that he is [...]

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    IN DETAIL: Police ‘kill 92’ Nigerians in one year — and justice delayed for victims

IN DETAIL: Police ‘kill 92’ Nigerians in one year — and justice delayed for victims

On a breezy morning in March 2019, Ogar Jumbo, an officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), was driving his two kids to school when he was reportedly beaten to death by officers of the Nigeria police force in Nyanya, a suburb of Abuja. Jumbo, who was also with his wife, was said to have violated traffic rules. [...]

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    Police grill D’banj over rape allegation

Police grill D’banj over rape allegation

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    Police bar APC national secretary from entering party secretariat in Abuja

Police bar APC national secretary from entering party secretariat in Abuja

Waziri Bulama, national secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was prevented from entering the national secretariat of the party in Abuja on Thursday morning. Bulama is a member of the national working committee (NWC) of the APC led by Abiola Ajimobi, which issued a statement on Wednesday accusing President Muhammadu Buhari of supporting illegality by backing the faction of the [...]

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    Akwa Ibom pastor arrested for ‘raping’ teenager

Akwa Ibom pastor arrested for ‘raping’ teenager

The Akwa Ibom state police command says it has arrested a pastor and 11 others over rape and defilement of minors. Imohimi Edgal, the state commissioner of police, disclosed this while briefing journalists in Uyo, the state capital, on Wednesday. He said a 33-year-old pastor identified as Inimfon Inyang allegedly raped a 15-year-old girl at his deliverance centre. The police said its findings [...]

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    Police commence investigation into murder-suicide case in Lekki

Police commence investigation into murder-suicide case in Lekki

The Lagos state police command says it has commenced investigation into the murder of a woman killed by her husband who later committed suicide. TheCable had reported how a Nigerian man who resides at Victory Park Estate in Lekki area of the state committed suicide after stabbing his wife to death. The corpses which were retrieved after the incident transpired on Sunday, [...]

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    Police: Why we went to APC national secretariat

Police: Why we went to APC national secretariat

The police say they deployed officers in the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to ensure that there is no breakdown of law and order. Officers, who said they were acting on the "orders from above", stormed the party headquarters on Tuesday afternoon and asked staff and journalists who were already in the building to go out. A few journalists were [...]

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    Police seal off APC national secretariat as crisis festers

Police seal off APC national secretariat as crisis festers

The police have sealed off the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja. Officers who said they were acting on the orders from above stormed the party headquarters on Tuesday afternoon and directed staff and journalists who were already in the building out. A few journalists were later allowed in under the condition that they would not to conduct [...]

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    CUPP spokesman regains freedom after four days in detention

CUPP spokesman regains freedom after four days in detention

The Police have released Ikenga Ugochinyere, spokesperson of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP). Ugochinyere was released on Monday following a court order. The CUPP spokesman was arrested on Thursday after a resolution passed by the house of representatives. He had accused the leadership of the house of collecting $10 million bribe from the Bill Gates Foundation to pass the infectious disease [...]

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    Police rescue abducted Filipino lured to Nigeria by Facebook ‘lover’

Police rescue abducted Filipino lured to Nigeria by Facebook ‘lover’

The police have rescued Irene Panas, a 40-year-old Filipino woman, from a Nigerian man who lured her into the country and held her captive. In a statement on Monday, the police said the woman was rescued six months after she arrived in Nigeria from her home country "in an apparent but unsuccessful search for love". Frank Mba, force public relations officer, said the [...]

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    Akeredolu: I didn’t ask the police to restrict movement of my deputy

Akeredolu: I didn’t ask the police to restrict movement of my deputy

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, says he is not involved in the drama that ensued between Agboola Ajayi, his deputy, and the police. Police officers led by Bolaji Salami, commissioner of police, prevented the deputy governor from moving out of his official quarters at the government house premises, on Saturday night. "It becomes particularly worrisome and suspicious when aides of the [...]

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    PDP demands immediate release of CUPP spokesman

PDP demands immediate release of CUPP spokesman

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded the immediate release of Ikenga Ugochinyere, the spokesperson of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), from police detention. Acting on a resolution passed by the house of representatives, Ugochinyere was arrested and detained by the police on Thursday. This was after a federal high court in Abuja barred the Department of State Services (DSS) [...]

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    Police detain Cubana Chief Priest over ‘unexplained wealth, misuse of escorts’

Police detain Cubana Chief Priest over ‘unexplained wealth, misuse of escorts’

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