Saturday, September 21, 2019

Tag "Police"

    SARS has been bastardised but it cannot be scrapped, says Mike Okiro

SARS has been bastardised but it cannot be scrapped, says Mike Okiro

Mike Okiro, chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), says although the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) has been bastardised, it cannot be scrapped.According to Okiro, SARS started around 1991 when Shina Rambo, a notorious armed robber, held sway in the criminal underworld."There was no way to stop him. So, I and the then commissioner, Ademola, came up with the special [...]

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    Sanusi’s first son joins police

Sanusi’s first son joins police

Aminu Sanusi, first son of Muhammad Sanusi II, emir of Kano, has joined the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).The prince, who has a degree in accounting from the University of Buckingham, UK, graduated from the Plateau academy of the police with the rank of assistant superintendent of police (ASP).He studied Arabic in Riyad, Saudi Arabia, before returning to Nigeria for his [...]

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    Peace Corps asks court to jail IGP

Peace Corps asks court to jail IGP

The Peace Corps of Nigeria has asked the federal high court, Abuja, to jail Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, for alleged disregard of court orders.The corps made the plea in Form 48 on contempt of court filed before the court on Wednesday.It accused the police of allegedly refusing to vacate the headquarters of the organisation which it sealed since February [...]

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    Police Reform: Thank God President Buhari doesn’t listen

Police Reform: Thank God President Buhari doesn’t listen

This week, there has been a lot of interesting arguments about the English Premier League; some posit that Manchester City won the premier league on Sunday, after defeating Manchester United to open an 11-point gap at the top of the league table. Others say, "come on, there are still 22 matches to go to the end of the season, anything [...]

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    Falana: SARS operatives becoming a problem — even for the police

Falana: SARS operatives becoming a problem — even for the police

Femi Falana, lawyer and rights activist, says operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS), a police unit, are becoming a problem "even for the Nigeria police force".The senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said this when he featured on a Channels TV programme.Falana agreed that SARS operatives were "overstepping their boundaries" but he said necessary regulations to checkmate their activities had [...]

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    Don’t reform SARS — scrap it, says protester

Don’t reform SARS — scrap it, says protester

Segun Awosanya, convener of the #EndSARS campaign, says his group is asking for an "outright scrapping" of the squad.Speaking at the Unity Fountain, Abuja, on Monday, Awosanya said any attempt to reform the unit would amount to a waste of time."Nigerians have spent the last one week highlighting the travails have suffered in the hands of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS)," he [...]

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    Police fight back, float #SupportSARS campaign

Police fight back, float #SupportSARS campaign

The police have launched #supportSARS campaign in a bid to check the massive opposition to the state anti-robbery squad (SARS).Tweeting via #EndSARS, some Nigerians have been calling on the authorities to scrap the anti-crime unit over the alleged excesses of some of its personnel.The campaign gained momentum and not even the response of Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, who ordered the reorganisation of [...]

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    Police promote 243 senior officers

Police promote 243 senior officers

The Police Service Commission (PSC) on Thursday announced the promotion of 243 senior police officers.The announcement was contained in a statement by Ikechukwu Ani, the commission’s spokesman.According to the statement, the promotion came as some of the high points of the commissions 24th plenary meeting held in Abuja.The promotions have been forwarded to Ibrahim Idris, Inspector General of Police (IGP),  for [...]

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    Don’t scrap SARS, reform it

Don’t scrap SARS, reform it

When it comes to nation building issues, we cannot all sleep, facing same direction. On the condition that we all sleep, facing same direction, we would never be able to build the Nigeria of our dreams. While I will always pitch my tent with the masses, it is equally important to constantly and objectively look at varied crucial national issues [...]

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    ‘I was manhandled from Kaduna to Abuja’ — released BudgIT staff recounts ordeal

‘I was manhandled from Kaduna to Abuja’ — released BudgIT staff recounts ordeal

Moses Motoni, a project tracking officer at BudgIT, civic technology organisation, has recounted his ordeal in the hands of the police.Motoni was arrested on Tuesday in Kaduna by policemen suspected to be attached to the special anti-robbery squad (SARS).His arrest had triggered criticism in the media but he was released on bail less than 24 hours.Speaking at a press conference [...]

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    Police to beef up security in FCT, six states over terror alert

Police to beef up security in FCT, six states over terror alert

The police have allayed the fears of Nigerians over the alert recently issued by the US and UK on possible attacks in the federal capital territory and six states.In a statement on Monday, Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, urged residents of the identified states not to panic as adequate security measures had been put in place.The six states are Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa [...]

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    Politicians behind #EndSARS campaign, says police spokesman

Politicians behind #EndSARS campaign, says police spokesman

Jimoh Moshood, force public relations officer, says "mischievous" politicians are behind the #EndSARS campaign.Over the weekend, Nigerians took to the social media to condemn the “careless” disregard for human lives by the operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS).But speaking on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, Moshood said Jega Awosanya Segun, the alleged originator of the hashtag, is under [...]

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    Two police officers killed by gunmen in Nasarawa

Two police officers killed by gunmen in Nasarawa

The police command in Nasarawa state on Monday said two of its officers were killed by gunmen along the Akwanga-Keffi federal highway.Kennedy Idirisu, public relations officer of the command, confirmed the incident to the NAN in Lafia.According to Idrisu, the policemen were stationed at Kubere village, some few kilometres away from Gudi, along the Akwanga-Keffi highway, when the gunmen attacked [...]

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    TRENDING: Nigerians say ‘enough is enough’, it is time to #EndSARS

TRENDING: Nigerians say ‘enough is enough’, it is time to #EndSARS

"SARS: Special anti robbery squad are now doing the robbery in Nigeria. SARS that were created to stop robbery are now robbing people," says influential Twitter user, Uncle Ajala — and he's not alone.Thousands of Nigerians have been sharing their tales of woe and unsavoury experiences with SARS officers.Although this is not the first time there will be a public [...]

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    Maina’s request to meet Buhari is an insult to Nigeria, says Sagay

Maina’s request to meet Buhari is an insult to Nigeria, says Sagay

Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), says Abdulrasheed Maina's request to meet President Muhammadu Buhari is an insult to the country.Maina, former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, has expressed his desire to meet with the president and said he could fetch the government N3 trillion.Reacting in an interview with Vanguard, Sagay said [...]

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    Police probe death of ex-PDP chairman’s son ‘murdered by wife’

Police probe death of ex-PDP chairman’s son ‘murdered by wife’

The police say they are investigating the alleged murder of Bilyamin Mohammed Bello by Maryam Sanda, his wife.His father, Haliru Mohammed Bello, is a former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Sanda, the daughter of Miamuna Aliyu, former Aso Saving Bank executive, is said to have killed her husband on Saturday night at their Maitama residence, Abuja.Reports said she attacked [...]

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