Friday, September 21, 2018

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    Police seize imported military uniforms in Aba

Police seize imported military uniforms in Aba

The Abia state police command have seized a large number of military uniforms stashed in a warehouse in Aba, Abia state.Anthony Ogbizi, the state commissioner of police, disclosed this while speaking with reporters on Tuesday at the Umuahia central police station.He said the military uniforms were imported from China by one Uche Iruoha, who shipped them in a container to Apapa port, [...]

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    Melaye: Police plotting to kill me but they’ll be shocked this time

Melaye: Police plotting to kill me but they’ll be shocked this time

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has alleged there is a plan by the police to kill him.Writing via his Twitter handle on Monday, Melaye said the police and Kogi government “want to forcefully take me to Lokoja and kill me afterwards”.The senator has been having a running battle with the police.Among the cases against him currently pending in court [...]

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    ‘I have crucial matters lined up this week’ — FFK asks police to reschedule invitation

‘I have crucial matters lined up this week’ — FFK asks police to reschedule invitation

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, has faulted the invitation extended to him by the police for alleged conspiracy, criminal and inciting publication.He said the police failed to mention the parties involved in the case as well as the issue being investigated.In the letter signed by Habu Sani, commissioner of police in charge of the IG monitoring unit, force [...]

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    Police invite Fani-Kayode over ‘inciting publication’

Police invite Fani-Kayode over ‘inciting publication’

The Nigeria police force has invited Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, for alleged conspiracy, criminal and inciting publication.The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain was given up till Tuesday to appear before one Usman Garba, a police officer.In a letter reportedly seen by PUNCH, the police said the invitation was based purely on a fact-finding mission.The letter dated August 20, [...]

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    ‘Go to Owerri prison’ — police respond to inquiry on arrest of female IPOB supporters

‘Go to Owerri prison’ — police respond to inquiry on arrest of female IPOB supporters

The Nigeria police force have declined to speak on the offence committed by the 114 women recently arrested in Owerri, Imo state.The women were protesting the "disappearance" of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) when they were picked by the police on Friday and subsequently charged to court.Kanu has not been seen in public since IPOB [...]

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    Malami, IGP say Saraki not exonerated from ‘link’ to Offa robbery

Malami, IGP say Saraki not exonerated from ‘link’ to Offa robbery

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, says Senate President Bukola Saraki was never cleared of his alleged complicity in the robbery in Offa, Kwara state.Malami, alongside Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, countered insinuations that the director of public prosecution (DPP) exonerated Saraki of any role in the robbery incident, as contained in its interim report regarding it.According to The Nation, [...]

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    Police teargas protesters demanding release of detained Premium Times journalist

Police teargas protesters demanding release of detained Premium Times journalist

Protesters were on Thursday teargassed at the force headquarters, Abuja, during a protest to demand the release of Premium Times reporter, Samuel Ogundipe.The journalist was on Tuesday arrested for writing a story based on a letter written by Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.Members of the OurMumuDonDo Movement and other civil society organisation were among [...]

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    Fadeyi Foundation speaks on arrest of Premium Times reporter, says Decree No. 4 is back

Fadeyi Foundation speaks on arrest of Premium Times reporter, says Decree No. 4 is back

The Akin Fadeyi Foundation (AFF) says the "horrifying days" of Decre No. 4 is back to the country.Decree No. 4 was promulgated in 1984 under the Muhammadu Buhari regime in 1984. The decree was targeted at the media and journalists were tried and convicted on that basis.Samuel Ogundipe, a Premium Times reporter, was arrested on Tuesday over a story on [...]

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    EXPOSED: IGP’s ‘reforms’ on SARS were introduced in 2017

EXPOSED: IGP’s ‘reforms’ on SARS were introduced in 2017

On Tuesday, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo ordered Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, to overhaul the police special anti-robbery squad (SARS) with immediate effect. Osinbajo also asked the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to set up a committee that will conduct nationwide investigation of the alleged unlawful activities of SARS in order to afford members of the public an opportunity to present [...]

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    IGP renames SARS, asks all its operatives to undergo psychiatric test

IGP renames SARS, asks all its operatives to undergo psychiatric test

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, has ordered immediate psychological evaluation on all operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS). Idris has also announced new measures aimed at overhauling the police outfit.Part of the measures include the constitution of a team that would review SARS operations and as well as the appointment of a new commissioner of police to head the squad.This [...]

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    How four policemen were gunned down after arresting kidnappers in Kaduna forest

How four policemen were gunned down after arresting kidnappers in Kaduna forest

The police officers who were killed in an ambush in Kaduna state on Saturday were on the trail of the suspects who abducted Ahmad Adam, a prominent Islamic cleric, in Kaduna.TheCable understands that Adam was abducted in the Rigasa area of the state 10 days ago.His family members were said to have paid an undisclosed sum to his abductors as ransom after [...]

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    Ondo ‘kidnapper’ who took tramadol still sleeping — six days after arrest

Ondo ‘kidnapper’ who took tramadol still sleeping — six days after arrest

The police say a suspected kidnapper whose identity is not known has been sleeping six days after he was arrested.The suspect was arrested on Sunday after he and his gang allegedly attempted to abduct the owner of a pharmaceutical shop in Owo, Ondo state.He was said to have passed out while he was on the operation.Femi Joseph, spokesman of the [...]

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    Police: We had no pre-knowledge of n’assembly blockade

Police: We had no pre-knowledge of n’assembly blockade

The police say they were not involved in the blockade of the national assembly.On Tuesday, operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) had prevented lawmakers from entering into the national assembly.The lawmakers were later allowed to enter the assembly after a protest. The operatives left after Acting President Yemi Osinbajo fired Lawal Daura, director-general of the DSS - after [...]

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    Police want to kill me, says Melaye

Police want to kill me, says Melaye

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, says the police want to kill him.Speaking with journalists on Friday, Melaye said no politician has been humiliated in Nigeria like him.The senator asked the police to release his international passport as ordered by a magistrate’s court."The same police have been looking for me to kill me. As I speak to you, I have [...]

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    Otedola bridge fire: Police arrest truck owner

Otedola bridge fire: Police arrest truck owner

The Lagos state police command says it has arrested Hassan Maikwe, owner of the truck which exploded on Otedola bridge along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway last month.The incident claimed not less than nine lives, while 56 vehicles also got burnt.The state government had said it was perfecting plans to prosecute the owner and driver of the ill-fated fuel tanker.Chike Oti, spokesman of [...]

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    Police investigators storm Saraki’s office over Offa robbery

Police investigators storm Saraki’s office over Offa robbery

Senate President Bukola Saraki has met with the team of police officers investigating the robbery incident that took place in Offa, Kwara state, in April.In a tweet, Olu Onemola, special assistant to Saraki on new media, said the senate president met with the team of investigators in his office at 1:40pm on Thursday.Onemola said Saraki reiterated at the meeting that [...]

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