Saturday, September 23, 2017

Tag "Police"

    Journalist arrested ‘over story on protest at Benue IDP camp’

Journalist arrested ‘over story on protest at Benue IDP camp’

The Benue police command has arrested Emmanuel Atswen, a NAN reporter, over a report on the protest by IDPs at the International Market camp in Makurdi.The IDPs had on September 12 protested against alleged diversion of relief materials and blocked the main entrance into the camp to stop vehicles loaded with the assorted relief materials, from driving out.Some of the [...]

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    Police ‘uncover illegal firearm factory’ in FCT

Police ‘uncover illegal firearm factory’ in FCT

The federal capital territory (FCT) police command says it has discovered an illegal firearm fabricating factory in Shenagu village near Zuba, FCT.Sadiq Bello, FCT commissioner of police, told journalists in Abuja on Friday that three suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident.He listed the suspects to include Philip John, owner of the factory; Onyegabueze Okpara, supplier of ammunition and [...]

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    Police arrest 59 ‘IPOB members’

Police arrest 59 ‘IPOB members’

The police say they have arrested 59 suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Abia state.They have also confirmed the death of an officer after an attack by members of the now outlawed group.Anthony Ogbizi, the state police commissioner, who disclosed these, also said the suspected members of IPOB, recently arrested, would be prosecuted for murder, arson [...]

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    Police arrest two suspects in Abraka market shooting

Police arrest two suspects in Abraka market shooting

The Delta state police command says it has arrested two suspects involved in the shooting at Abraka Market.On Friday, three gunmen shot into the market, where traders were still transacting business, allegedly killing four persons, who are reported to be non-natives.In a statement issued on Saturday, Zanna Mohammed Ibrahim, the state police commissioner, said the suspects are Abraham Ndudi ‘m’, [...]

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    IGP deploys 500 mobile policemen to Aba

IGP deploys 500 mobile policemen to Aba

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), has deployed 500 police mobile force men to Aba, Abia state, to restore calm in the city.Taiwo Lakanu, the assistant inspector-general of police (AIG) operations, disclosed this on Friday during a duty tour of the Aba police area command.He said the mobile policemen have assumed duty on the instruction of the IGP.“You can see [...]

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    IPOB members ‘kill police sergeant’ in Rivers

IPOB members ‘kill police sergeant’ in Rivers

Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Wednesday allegedly killed a police sergeant at Oyigbo Junction in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.Zaki Ahmed, the state commissioner of police, who confirmed the killing, said the irate youth also injured two other policemen and burnt down their patrol vehicle.The attack came amid reports that members of the group were killed during [...]

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    Serial killer who ‘murdered countless security personnel’ killed in Kogi

Serial killer who ‘murdered countless security personnel’ killed in Kogi

A notorious serial killer, Lukman Issah, aka Commander, has been killed by the Kogi state police command.Lukman, according to the police, had killed six policemen and 19 Christian worshippers before he met his waterloo in an operation led by the special anti-robbery Squad (SARS).A statement by the command’s spokesman, William Aya, said Lukman "was a vicious bloodletting, serial killer and [...]

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    How police arrested man ‘who killed wife’ eight days after marrying her

How police arrested man ‘who killed wife’ eight days after marrying her

Stephen Akpata, a Nigerian who used to live in Australia, has been arrested by the police for allegedly strangling Onyinye Eze, two weeks after marrying her.The deceased was an employee of Globacom Nigeria Limited.Referred to as Bishop, Akpata got married to Eze on August 8 and killed her exactly eight days later.In his statement to the police, the suspect said [...]

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    Police commission clears senator who accused IGP of corruption, says his retirement followed due process

Police commission clears senator who accused IGP of corruption, says his retirement followed due process

Ikechukwu Ani, spokesman of the police service commission (PSC), says Isah Misau, senator representing Bauchi central, followed due process in retiring from the police.The police had declared Misau a deserter shortly after he accused Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), of collcting bribes.While refuting the allegation, Jimoh Moshood, force public relations officer, accused the senator of "forging" his retirement letter from [...]

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    Tension as youth clash with policemen over death of Osun resident

Tension as youth clash with policemen over death of Osun resident

Some aggrieved youth attempted to burn down the Oja-Oba divisional police station in Osogbo, capital of Osun state, on Sunday.This followed the death of a young man identified as Segun Emir. The suspects claimed that a policeman shot Emir in the chest after an argument.A witness said the deceased was rushed to a private hospital in the Gbeje area of the [...]

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    How mob burnt man, attacked police at Mushin tunnel suspected to be used by kidnappers

How mob burnt man, attacked police at Mushin tunnel suspected to be used by kidnappers

In the early hours of Wednesday, an irate mob grabbed three persons believed to be kidnappers around a tunnel at Challenge in the Mushin area of Lagos state.By the time normalcy was restored, one person had been killed, while two others landed in the hospital as a result of the injuries sustained.This happened few weeks after two persons suspected to [...]

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    Police commission summons senator who accused IGP of bribery

Police commission summons senator who accused IGP of bribery

The Police service commission has invited Isah Misau, senator representing Bauchi central, to appear before a committee over the authenticity of his retirement letter.The police declared the senator a deserter after he accused Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), of receiving money before he approves postings of commissioners and other officers.The senator had showed a letter to journalists, dated March [...]

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    Imohimi Edgar replaces Owoseni as Lagos police commissioner

Imohimi Edgar replaces Owoseni as Lagos police commissioner

Imohimi Edgar has been appointed by Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), as the commissioner in charge of the Lagos state command, Vanguard reports.He replaces Fatai Owoseni.Until his promotion, Edgar was deputy commissioner of police (DCP) heading operations.Before the appointment, he played roles that led to the rescue of captives from kidnap gangs.He was instrumental in combating the dreaded Badoo [...]

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    Police funding and the challenge of corruption

Police funding and the challenge of corruption

BY BUKAR RAHEEMThe expression, “beta soup, na money kill’am“ is a pidgin cliché common in Nigerian communities. By interpretation, it means poor investment in anything will yield poor results.The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) is undoubtedly a very sensitive security agency saddled with the responsibility of public law and order. Its responsibilities are enormous and measured in tandem with the population [...]

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    Police declare APC senator a deserter — days after he accused IGP of corruption

Police declare APC senator a deserter — days after he accused IGP of corruption

Jimoh Moshood, force public relations officer, says Isah Misau, senator representing Bauchi central, absconded from the Nigeria Police Force.Moshood said this in a statement on Sunday while reacting to allegations by Misau that Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, collects between N10 million to N15 million from police commissioners seeking favourable posting.He said the senator who was a deputy superintendent of [...]

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    What police will do to perpetrators of hate speech

What police will do to perpetrators of hate speech

Perpetrators of hate speech will be arrested and charged under the Terrorism Prevention Act, Ibrahim Idris, the inspector-general of police, has said.Yemi Osinbajo, vice president, had recently announced that hate speech will be treated as an act of terrorism.He had said: "The federal government has today drawn the line on hate speech. Hate speech is a specie of terrorism."The Terrorism Prevention Act [...]

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