Saturday, November 18, 2017

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    Anambra poll: Police arrest ‘two IPOB members’

Anambra poll: Police arrest ‘two IPOB members’

Two suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have been arrested by the police in Anambra.They were said to have attempted to disrupt the electoral process at the Ozugbe axis of Anambra East local government area.According to TVC, the duo, who had no form of identification on them, were attacked by a mob."So far, two persons have been [...]

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    Anambra poll: Don’t take ‘burukutu’ and harass voters, DIG tells officers

Anambra poll: Don’t take ‘burukutu’ and harass voters, DIG tells officers

The Nigeria police force has cautioned its officers against harassing voters during the Saturday governorship election in Anambra state.Joshak Habila, deputy inspector-general of police (DIG) in charge of the election, urged the officers to remain responsible during the poll.“We don’t want you to go and take igbo (marijuana) or burukutu (a local liquor),” he told the officers in Awka, Anambra [...]

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    Drama as police prevent reopening of Peace Corps headquarters

Drama as police prevent reopening of Peace Corps headquarters

There was drama at the headquarters of Peace Corps of Nigeria in Abuja as civil society organisations clashed with the police over an attempt to reopen the premises.Last week, a federal high court in Abuja ordered the police to unseal the premises which had been cordoned off since February.After the court ruling, Dickson Akoh, Peace Corps commandant, had said he [...]

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    Anambra poll: Police spokesman contradicts IGP on Obiano’s aides

Anambra poll: Police spokesman contradicts IGP on Obiano’s aides

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has said the security aides attached to Willie Obiano, Anambra governor, were never withdrawn.Jimoh Moshood, police spokesperson, said the aide-de-camp and the chief security officer of the governor only went for a lecture and returned on the same day.Moshood's statement contradicts the position of Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, who had said the governor's aides [...]

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    IGP to Obiano: Your security aides will be back after Anambra poll

IGP to Obiano: Your security aides will be back after Anambra poll

Ibrahim Idris, the inspector-general of police, says the withdrawal of the security aides attached to Anambra governor Willie Obiano was to prevent the re-occurrence of past elections.Idris gave the explanation during election stakeholders’ forum organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday in Awka.Obiano had during the forum raised the alarm that he woke up on Tuesday morning [...]

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    ‘Two injured’ as police clash with Shi’ites in Abuja

‘Two injured’ as police clash with Shi’ites in Abuja

Two members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) reportedly sustained injured during a protest in Abuja on Friday.The IMN members staged the protest to press for the release of Ibrahim Zakzaky, their leader.They had converged on the Central Area 1 part of Abuja and later were later heading towards the Unity Fountain but were confronted by police officers who [...]

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    ‘Super detective’ Abba Kyari arrests Facebook clone

‘Super detective’ Abba Kyari arrests Facebook clone

Abba Kyari, assistant police commissioner of Lagos state, says he has arrested a man who cloned his Facebook account.Kyari reportedly arrested the suspect, identified as Henry Ushie, a 27-year-old man in Asaba, Delta state capital.Ushie, a native of Cross River state, was allegedly caught on Friday.Kyari disclosed this in a Facebook post.According to Kyari, Ushie poses as prominent Nigerians to [...]

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    Four kidnap suspects escape from custody in Ebonyi

Four kidnap suspects escape from custody in Ebonyi

Four kidnap suspects have escaped from the custody of the Ebonyi state police command.Titus Lamorde, the state commissioner of police, who confirmed this said the suspects fled on the night of October 22.Lamorde identified them as: Ogonna Alioke, Friday Nwangbo, Emeka Nwangbo and Ekene Omenyi.He said the suspects had kidnapped one Catherine Okorie and demanded a N10 million ransom from [...]

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    Police: Ozubulu church attack masterminded by murder convicts in South Africa

Police: Ozubulu church attack masterminded by murder convicts in South Africa

The Anambra state police command says two suspects behind the attack on St. Philip Catholic Church, Ozubulu, in the state, are murder convicts in South Africa.The command gave the names of the suspects as Prince Charles Obi (a.k.a Gozila) and Dickson Nwodi.Unknown gunmen had invaded the church on August 6, killing 18 worshipers.Ten people were also injured in the attack which [...]

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    Senate committee threatens to issue warrant for arrest of IGP

Senate committee threatens to issue warrant for arrest of IGP

The senate committee set up to probe Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), has threatened to issue a warrant for his arrest.This is as a result of Idris' failure to honour its summons.Isah Misau, senator representing Bauchi central, had petitioned the senate, accusing the IGP of collecting money illegally from police officers and some oil companies.The Bauchi senator also alleged that the IGP [...]

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    Nurse abducted in Gombe

Nurse abducted in Gombe

The police in Gombe are investigating the abduction of Ephraim Ajuji, a nurse at Cottage Hospital, a government-owned health institution.Ajuji was reportedly abducted by suspected criminals around 3:30am on Tuesday, in Dadin-Kowa community, located in Yamaltu-Deba local government area of the state.Shina Olukolu, state commissioner of police, confirmed the incident while addressing reporters on Tuesday.Olukolu said the criminals, numbering about seven, [...]

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    Police corporal arrested for ‘abduction, rape’ of teenager

Police corporal arrested for ‘abduction, rape’ of teenager

The Anambra state police command has confirmed the arrest of Bara’u Garba, a police corporal, who allegedly defiled a 14 years old girl.Garba Umar, the state commissioner of police, said at a news conference in Awka on Monday that the incident occurred “recently".He said the suspect abducted the minor near her residence at Hausa Quarters, Asaba, and kept her in [...]

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    Police ‘disrupt’ Niger Delta elders’ meeting in Rivers

Police ‘disrupt’ Niger Delta elders’ meeting in Rivers

Police officers on Thursday took over the Hotel Presidential in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, preventing Niger Delta Elders Forum (PANDEF) from holding its fourth quarter general meeting.According to Vanguard, the heavily armed police officers, who barricaded the entrance of the hotel, chased away members of PANDEF.It is unclear why the police prevented members of the group from gaining access to [...]

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    Police: IGP allocated two vehicles to Aisha Buhari’s security personnel

Police: IGP allocated two vehicles to Aisha Buhari’s security personnel

Jimoh Moshood, police spokesperson, says Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, allocated two vehicles to the security personnel of Aisha Buhari, wife of the President.Moshood said the vehicles were not for her "personal use" as alleged by Isah Misau, a senator representing Bauchi central.In a statement on Thursday, Moshood described Misau's claims as a deliberate attempt to misinform the public and drag [...]

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    Civil service director ‘owed 11 months salary’ commits suicide

Civil service director ‘owed 11 months salary’ commits suicide

Edward Soje, a director with the Kogi state civil service, has committed suicide by hanging himself on a tree, in the capital, Lokoja.According to NAN, Soje’s lifeless body was found hanging on a tree close to the Maigumeri barracks of the Nigeria army, in the state capital, Lokoja.Police reports confirm that the 54-year-old took his life some 10 days after [...]

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    Police: Man who committed suicide on Ikoyi bridge was from Ondo

Police: Man who committed suicide on Ikoyi bridge was from Ondo

The Lagos state police command has confirmed the identity of the man who plunged into the lagoon from the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge on Friday morning.Olarinde Famous, spokesman of the state's police command, identified the man as Oluseyi John from Ondo state.John was said to have dropped his belongings including his clothes, phone and automated teller machine (ATM) card before plunging into the [...]

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