Monday, September 16, 2019

Tag "Police"

    ‘I feel deep sorrow for the loss’ – Fayemi orders probe into killing of FUOYE students

‘I feel deep sorrow for the loss’ – Fayemi orders probe into killing of FUOYE students

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    ICYMI: Nine wounded as ‘drunk’ policeman goes on stabbing spree in Ondo nightclub

ICYMI: Nine wounded as ‘drunk’ policeman goes on stabbing spree in Ondo nightclub

Taiwo Orisadare, a police officer, has reportedly stabbed about nine people at a night club in Akure, Ondo state.The police officer with the state command, who was said to be drunk, engaged in an argument with some people at the club on Friday before stabbing them.According to The Punch, the argument was said to have led to a fight between [...]

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    Kidnappers free Abuja victim after ‘$15,000 ransom in bitcoin’

Kidnappers free Abuja victim after ‘$15,000 ransom in bitcoin’

Aishat Ardo, one of the residents of Abuja who was kidnapped on Saturday, has been freed after a ransom was paid by her father.TheCable learnt that she was released by her abductors on Sunday night after her father paid $15,000 in bitcoin.She was said to have been released in the Gwarimpa area of Abuja.Security sources had told TheCable that at least [...]

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    Police asked not to compromise Fatoyinbo’s rape case

Police asked not to compromise Fatoyinbo’s rape case

A human rights group called Social Justice League (SJL) has urged the police to treat the rape allegations against Biodun Fatoyinbo, senior pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), transparently.In a statement on Friday, the group alleged that some unnamed individuals were plotting to distort justice in the case.Busola Dakolo, a celebrity photographer, had accused Fatoyinbo of raping her [...]

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    VIDEO: Police arrest Abuja-Kaduna road kidnap ‘mastermind’

VIDEO: Police arrest Abuja-Kaduna road kidnap ‘mastermind’

The police say they have arrested Bello Audu,'Yellow', the alleged mastermind of kidnappings on Abuja-Kaduna road.Audu, who is alleged to be the most-wanted commander of kidnappers terrorising Abuja-Kaduna-Kano road axis, was said to have been arrested by the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the police.He allegedly confessed to more than 50 kidnappings and killings. Members of his gang are also [...]

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    Policeman attacked by students in Ekiti feared dead  

Policeman attacked by students in Ekiti feared dead

A video circulating on social media has shown how a yet-to-be identified policeman was beaten by a mob in Oye Ekiti, Ekiti state. The mob was said to consist of students of the Federal University of Oye Ekiti (FUOYE) who on Tuesday also attacked the convoy of Bisi Fayemi, wife of the state governor. The students, protesting insufficient supply of electricity, had [...]

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    Police killed three of our members in Kaduna, says IMN

Police killed three of our members in Kaduna, says IMN

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) says the police killed three of its members during a procession in Kaduna state on Tuesday.The police had warned the proscribed group against embarking on activities they described as ''an act of advancement of terrorism''.But the Shi'ite group defied the warning of the police and embarked on processions across the country, though the movement [...]

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    IMN vows to go on with procession in Abuja despite police threat

IMN vows to go on with procession in Abuja despite police threat

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) says it will embark on its procession in the federal capital territory (FCT) and in other parts of the country on Tuesday despite a warning by the police.On Monday, Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, warned that ‘’all gathering or procession by the group remains ultimately illegal and will be treated as a gathering in [...]

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    Police commission halts recruitment of 10,000 personnel

Police commission halts recruitment of 10,000 personnel

The Police Service Commission has placed the recruitment of 1o,000 personnel on hold.In a statement on Friday, Ikechukwu Ani, spokesman of the commission, said the decision was made in order to finalise the remaining stage of the exercise.He said the mandate of the commission to recruit personnel will be well utilised, and asked that applicants await further directives.“The Commission wishes [...]

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    ‘Police lied… we paid ransom on three ABU students’

‘Police lied… we paid ransom on three ABU students’

A relative of one of the Ahmadu Bello University students kidnapped on Abuja-Kaduna road on Tuesday has reacted to the claim by the police that the captives were rescued. On Wednesday, the Kaduna police command said the three students were released by their abductors after much pressure but did not say a ransom was paid.“The Command wishes to state that, on [...]

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    Monarch’s daughters missing as gunmen ‘abduct 38’ in Katsina

Monarch’s daughters missing as gunmen ‘abduct 38’ in Katsina

Gunmen have abducted 38 persons in Wurma town, Kurfi local government area of Katsina state.A source told TheCable that the incident happened around 11:50am on Monday.A resident, who simply identified himself as Badamasi, told TheCable that two of his children were among those kidnapped by the suspected bandits.He said despite distress calls placed to security operatives, the gunmen operated for hours [...]

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    Captain behind Taraba police killings ‘had good upbringing’

Captain behind Taraba police killings ‘had good upbringing’

Not much was known about Tijjani Balarabe, a captain with the Nigerian army, until the news broke of how he ordered the killing of some of the policemen who had gone to arrest Bala Hamisu, a kidnap suspect better known as Wadume.Balarabe, operation commander of the troops who shot the policemen, is alleged to have had 191 phone conversations with [...]

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    Disregard Ihedioha’s petition against me, Okorocha tells IGP

Disregard Ihedioha’s petition against me, Okorocha tells IGP

Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo state, has urged Mohammed Adamu, inspector general of police, to disregard the petition Emeka Ihedioha, governor of the state, filed against him.Okorocha, in a statement by Sam Onwuemeodo, his media aide, described the petition as “deceitful.”The former governor said Ihedioha had accused him of inciting his supporters to cause trouble in the state.He alleged that [...]

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    Buhari: We’ll install CCTVs on highways to check crime

Buhari: We’ll install CCTVs on highways to check crime

President Muhammadu Buhari says closed circuit televisions (CCTVs) will be installed on highways and other strategic locations so that activities in some hidden places can be effectively monitored.The president said this when he received traditional rulers from the north led by Muhammadu Sa'ad Abubakar III,  sultan of Sokoto,  at the presidential villa, Abuja.He said the entire structure of the police is [...]

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    Police arrest four officers ‘who killed’ arrested suspects

Police arrest four officers ‘who killed’ arrested suspects

The Lagos police command says it has arrested four of its men who killed two suspected armed robbers.Bala Elkana, the state police spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.Elkana identified the operatives as Fabiyi Omomayara, an inspector; Olaniyi Solomon, a police sergeant; Solomon Sunday, also a sergeant and Aliyu Mukaila, a corporal.According to the statement, the operatives were dispatched [...]

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    Falana to FG: Direct police, navy to publish names of all detainees

Falana to FG: Direct police, navy to publish names of all detainees

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked the federal government to direct all security agencies in Nigeria to publish the names of all detainees and their places of detention.He also asked that the police and other security forces be prohibited from subjecting Nigerians to any form of incommunicado detention.Falana had earlier threatened to sue the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) for failing [...]

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