Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tag "Police"

    Togolese cook makes u-turn, reveals why he ‘killed’ Credit Switch chairman

Togolese cook makes u-turn, reveals why he ‘killed’ Credit Switch chairman

Sunday Anani, the Togolese cook who was arrested over the murder of Ope Bademosi, chairman of Credit Switch Technology, has reportedly admitted to killing the businessman.According to a statement issued Sunday by the Lagos state police command, Anani confessed to killing Bademosi when he (Anani) sneaked into his room to rob him.The suspect had earlier said four unidentified persons broke [...]

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    Ekweremadu ‘may be forced to release’ CCTV footage of home invasion

Ekweremadu ‘may be forced to release’ CCTV footage of home invasion

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, has threatened to release CCTV footage of his home invasion after the police described the incident as burglary.Ekweremadu said he will make good on his threat if the police do not withdraw their statement.On Tuesday, the deputy senate president said there was an attempt to assassinate him. One of the gunmen was caught and handed over [...]

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    Four policemen arrested over Ekweremadu home invasion

Four policemen arrested over Ekweremadu home invasion

The police have arrested and detained four of its personnel and one NSCDC personnel on duty when the alleged assassination attempt on Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, took place.Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, said on Wednesday that the officers were being investigated.Moshood said there was no cover-up by the police in the investigation of the crime.“The four policemen and one personnel [...]

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    Police: No assassination attempt on Ekweremadu

Police: No assassination attempt on Ekweremadu

The police have commenced an investigation into the alleged assassination attempt on Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president.Ekweremadu, his wife and son, were at home when armed men invaded their Apo residence in Abuja in the early hours of Tuesday.Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, spoke on the incident while addressing journalists in Abuja.Moshood explained that the incidence was a burglary and not [...]

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    Ekweremadu on home invasion: Nobody is safe in this country

Ekweremadu on home invasion: Nobody is safe in this country

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says no one is safe in Nigeria.Uche Anichukwu, media aide of Ekweremadu, had earlier disclosed that the Abuja residence of the deputy senate president was invaded by gunmen in the wee hours of Tuesday.Speaking after the incident, Ekweremadu said the response of the police to the incident was poor.The lawmaker said the security of the [...]

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    One arrested as ‘gunmen’ invade Ekweremadu’s residence

One arrested as ‘gunmen’ invade Ekweremadu’s residence

Gunmen invaded the home of Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, in the early hours of Tuesday while he was at home with his family.Uche Anichukwu, media aide to Ekweremadu, described the incident as an assassination attempt.In a statement, Anichukwu said armed men "discreetly" bypassed the security in the home of the deputy senate president located at Apo, Abuja.Anichukwu said the [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: Crime fighter, peacemaker — meet the most senior female police officer in Nigeria

CLOSE-UP: Crime fighter, peacemaker — meet the most senior female police officer in Nigeria

On Thursday, Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), decorated Patience Ibekwe Abdallah, a police officer, promoted to deputy inspector-general of police (DIG). The Police Service Commission (PSC) had approved the promotion of three assistant inspectors-general of police (AIGs) to the position of DIGs. Among these officers, Abdallah is the only woman, meaning she is an inch closer to making history as [...]

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    US asks FG to investigate killing of Shi’ites

US asks FG to investigate killing of Shi’ites

The United States has called for a thorough investigation into the recent clashes between members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) and security forces.In a statement on Thursday, the US embassy in Nigeria urged the federal government to hold everyone responsible for the violence to account.The IMN members better known as Shi'ites have been clashing with policemen and soldiers [...]

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    Over 100 Shi’ites arraigned, granted bail

Over 100 Shi’ites arraigned, granted bail

The police have arraigned over 100 members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) before an Abuja magistrate court for alleged disturbance of public peace.Among the IMN members - better known as Shiites - arraigned before the court on Thursday were more than 10 women.They were arrested on Tuesday following a violent protest in Wuse part of Abuja. They had [...]

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    400 Shi’ites arrested in Abuja

400 Shi’ites arrested in Abuja

The police say they arrested 400 members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) during a violent protest in Abuja on Tuesday.Bala Ciroma, federal capital territory (FCT) police commissioner, also said 31 bottles of petrol bomb were recovered from the IMN members during the clash which occurred in Wuse area of Abuja.TheCable had reported how the IMN members better known [...]

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    Police declare district head wanted over general’s disappearance

Police declare district head wanted over general’s disappearance

The Plateau state police command has declared the district head of Dura Du in Jos south local government area and seven others wanted in connection with the disappearance of Idris Alkali, a retired major general.This is coming a week after the Nigerian army handed over 13 suspects to the police for further investigation.Mathias Tyopev, spokesman of Plateau police command, in [...]

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    We are not aware that our men accompanied suspended NHIS ES to office, say police

We are not aware that our men accompanied suspended NHIS ES to office, say police

The police say they are not aware that some officers accompanied Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), to office on Monday.Yusuf was suspended by the NHIS governing board last week but he had argued that his suspension was illegal and that he would resume office nonetheless.He had said only President Muhammadu Buhari could suspend him.On [...]

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    Police: Cloned certificates, ATM cards in circulation

Police: Cloned certificates, ATM cards in circulation

Dan Okoro, commissioner of police, anti-fraud unit, Federal Criminal Investigation Intelligence Department (FCIID), says there are many cloned certificates and ATM cards in circulation.Okoro raised the alarm while briefing journalists in Lagos on the discovery of some certificates cloned by a syndicate which specialises in printing fake documents of banks, government and corporate organisations.He said the syndicate had been using [...]

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    Police foil bank robbery in Nasarawa

Police foil bank robbery in Nasarawa

The Nasarawa state police command said it foiled a bank robbery attempt by a four-man gang, following a gun battle with the suspects in Lafia, the state capital.Kennedy Idirisu, spokesman for the command, confirmed the incident to NAN.He said policemen on duty at a branch of Diamond bank on Jos Road, Lafia, got a tip-off about the robbery on Wednesday, [...]

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    Adeleke: Police, APC trying to distract me from retrieving my stolen mandate

Adeleke: Police, APC trying to distract me from retrieving my stolen mandate

Ademola Adeleke, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Osun, has accused the police of conniving with the All Progressives Congress (APC) to stop him from retrieving his "stolen mandate".In a statement on Tuesday, Adeleke said there is a plot is to harass and intimidate him in order to disrupt the commencement of his petition before the election tribunal.The senator [...]

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    Police: Why we invaded Melaye’s home in Kogi

Police: Why we invaded Melaye’s home in Kogi

The police say the country home of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, was invaded in an attempt to arrest him.Melaye is wanted for the shooting of Danjuma Salihu, a police officer, by thugs said to be loyal to the lawmaker.On Friday, the senator had alleged that the police officers were mobilised by the aide de camp of Kogi governor, [...]

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