Friday, July 12, 2019

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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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    APC senator: Commissioners of police pay up to N15m to get favourable postings

APC senator: Commissioners of police pay up to N15m to get favourable postings

Isah Misau, senator representing Bauchi central, has alleged that commissioners of police pay between N10 million and N15 million to get favourable postings.Speaking at a press conference on Friday, the lawmaker accused Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), of collecting bribes from police officers posted to oil companies and banks.He was reacting to a statement credited to Jimoh Moshood, force [...]

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    Four policemen detained for ‘extorting N15,000’

Four policemen detained for ‘extorting N15,000’

The police say it has taken into custody four policemen for allegedly extorting N15,000 from a victim (name withheld) along Ogudu area of Lagos state.The officers are Mathew Oladujoye and Oba Roland and two others whose names were withheld.Abayomi Shogunle, head, public complaints rapid response unit (PCRRU), disclosed this in a report on Wednesday in Abuja.Shogunle said preliminary investigation showed [...]

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    Police: NBS report is misleading… we have declared total war on corruption

Police: NBS report is misleading… we have declared total war on corruption

The Nigerian police force says the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) report ranking the police and judicial officers as the most corrupt government officials in the country "is entirely misleading."The NBS carried out the survey in conjunction with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).In a statement on Friday, Jimoh Moshood, force public relations officer, said the police had keyed into the change mantra of the [...]

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    Police ‘uncover human parts’ in Ogun church

Police ‘uncover human parts’ in Ogun church

The Ogun state police command says it uncovered suspected human parts buried inside Cherubim and Seraphim church located in Ota area of the state.The command also said it arrested Samuel Babatunde, 77-year-old pastor at the church and its founder, alongside three others over the incident.Ahmed Iliyasu, the state commissioner of police, said the development followed the earlier arrest of one [...]

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    ‘One killed’ as IPOB members clash with security agents in Anambra

‘One killed’ as IPOB members clash with security agents in Anambra

A clash between members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and men of the Nigerian police force as well as Nigerian army has reportedly left one person dead in Anambra.The clash, which took place on Wednesday in Aguata local government area of the state, was said to have been caused by the planned visit of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of [...]

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    Man arrested with ‘decomposing human head’ in Ikorodu

Man arrested with ‘decomposing human head’ in Ikorodu

The Lagos state police command says it has arrested a man found with the decomposing head of a woman at Imota in the Ikorodu axis of the state.Olarinde Famous-Cole, spokesman of the command, who confirmed the incident, said investigation was ongoing to bring the culprits to book.According to NAN, a source at the state criminal investigation department (SCID), Panti, said the suspect, simply [...]

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    Our police officers are miracle workers, says Stella Oduah

Our police officers are miracle workers, says Stella Oduah

Stella Oduah, a senator from Anambra state, has described officers of the Nigeria police force as miracle workers.In an interview with NAN, Oduah, a member of the senate committee on police affairs, said the officers are currently performing above expectations and that they should not be blamed for the high rate of crime.She said given the kind of money they [...]

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    Police spokesman: Charly Boy fell down when he spotted the camera

Police spokesman: Charly Boy fell down when he spotted the camera

Jimoh Moshood, police public relations officer (PPRO), says the collapse of Charly Boy at the protest demanding that President Muhammadu Buhari either resume office or resign was "over dramatisation".Moshood said this in an interview on Sunrise Daily, a Channels TV programme, on Thursday.The police spokesman said when Charly Boy spotted the camera, he then fell down.He said the police intervened in [...]

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    Senate to anti-Buhari protesters: Pray for him, you may find yourselves in a similar situation

Senate to anti-Buhari protesters: Pray for him, you may find yourselves in a similar situation

The senate has asked the protesters demanding the resignation or resumption of President Muhammadu Buhari to pray for him.In a statement issued on Wednesday, Abdullahi Sabi, spokesman of the senate, said the anti-Buhari protesters should realise that they are mortals and can find themselves in a situation where they also need medical attention.“We urge the organisers of the protest to join other [...]

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    Police discover kidnappers’ den, arrest seven ‘ritualists’ in Lagos

Police discover kidnappers’ den, arrest seven ‘ritualists’ in Lagos

The police in Lagos have arrested seven suspected ritualists following the discovery of an underground kidnappers’ den at Obadeyi in Ijaye area of the state.Fatai Owoseni, Lagos state commissioner of police, told journalists on Tuesday that the dungeon was discovered by joint efforts of security agents and members of the public.According to Owoseni, the place was discovered after a highway sweeper [...]

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    Police: We stopped anti-Buhari protest because it was hijacked by hoodlums

Police: We stopped anti-Buhari protest because it was hijacked by hoodlums

The federal capital territory police command says it stopped the protest demanding that President Muhammadu Buhari either resume office or resign because it was hijacked by hoodlums.Anti-riot policemen on Tuesday fired teargas canisters and high-velocity stream of water at protesters who converged on Unity Fountain in Abuja.Charly Boy, a leader of the protest, collapsed after inhaling the asphyxiating gas.In a [...]

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    Charly Boy collapses as police crack down on anti-Buhari protesters

Charly Boy collapses as police crack down on anti-Buhari protesters

Charly Boy, entertainer and activist, on Tuesday, collapsed at the Unity Fountain after inhaling teargas from canisters fired at protesters by anti-riot policemen.The police also fired high velocity stream of water at the protesters who were demanding that President Muhammadu Buhari either resume office or resign.Buhari has been in the UK where he is receiving medical attention since May 7 [...]

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    Enugu bishop arrested over N500m ‘fraud’

Enugu bishop arrested over N500m ‘fraud’

The Enugu state police command has arrested Ginika Obi, a bishop, for allegedly defrauding members of the public of over N500 million.Ebere Amaraizu, spokesman of the police command in the state, said this in a statement on Monday in Enugu.Amaraizu said Obi, who is in-charge of the City of Liberation and Comfort ministry in Enugu, had been trailed by police [...]

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    Anambra shooting: Police ‘arrest’ suspects

Anambra shooting: Police ‘arrest’ suspects

The Anambra state police command says it has arrested suspects involved in the killings at St. Philip's Catholic Church in Ozubulu.Nkeiruka Nwode, spokesman of the command, confirmed this to TheCable on Monday.She said the suspects, whose identities she refused to reveal, were arrested on Monday.“This is a very sensitive investigation so you people (journalists) have to help us,” she told TheCable.“As soon [...]

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    Driver shot as gunmen kidnap Lagos-bound passengers in Rivers

Driver shot as gunmen kidnap Lagos-bound passengers in Rivers

Some gunmen attacked a bus belonging to God is Good Motors at Elibrada, Emohua axis of east-west road in Rivers state on Monday, abducting at least five passengers.Nnamdi Omoni, spokesman of the Rivers state police command, confirmed this to TheCable, saying the driver of the bus was shot.Omoni said three of the passengers were rescued following the intervention of the [...]

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