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    Police ‘uncover illegal firearm factory’ in Benue

Police ‘uncover illegal firearm factory’ in Benue

The Benue police command says it has uncovered an illegal firearms factory in the state. Fatai Owoseni, Benue commissioner of police, said on Tuesday that the factory is located at Amyuwogbu-Ibilla in Oju local government area. Parading some suspects arrested at the factory, Owoseni said the place was discovered in the course of an investigation into an abduction and rape incident. He gave [...]

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    Report: Dismissed corporal organised Offa robbery, killed nine officers in revenge mission

Report: Dismissed corporal organised Offa robbery, killed nine officers in revenge mission

Michael Adiku, a dismissed police corporal, has reportedly confessed to killing over 20 people during the attack on banks and a police station in Offa, Kwara state. The police said Adiku led the gang in the robbery incident that left many dead in April. Adiku was quoted as telling the inspector-general of police (IG) intelligence response team (IRT) that he led the [...]

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    Police recover Gombe assembly mace

Police recover Gombe assembly mace

The police in Gombe state has recovered the mace of the state house of assembly which was stolen on Thursday. Shina Olukolu, the state commissioner of police, said  the mace was recovered on Friday morning. The symbol of authority was stolen during a siting to remove Ahmed Haruna, minority leader of the assembly. It is not yet confirmed who took it away but the four [...]

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    Police arrest dismissed corporal ‘who led’ Offa robbery gang

Police arrest dismissed corporal ‘who led’ Offa robbery gang

The Nigeria police force says it has arrested two suspects that allegedly led the gang that recently robbed a bank in Offa, Kwara state. A statement issued Monday by Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, identified the arrested suspects as Kunle Ogunleye (aka Arrow) and Michael Adikwu. The statement identified Adikwu as a dismissed police corporal who once served a jail term upon dismissal [...]

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    HEDA asks police to probe Bayelsa senator caught in certificate scandal

HEDA asks police to probe Bayelsa senator caught in certificate scandal

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda Resource Centre (HEDA) has asked the police to probe the certificate scandal involving Foster Ogala, senator representing Bayelsa west senatorial district. The senator's official national assembly profile credits him with earning a PhD in Christian (sic.) Leadership in 2012, from the GMF Christian University, Lagos. But investigations by Leaks.ng had revealed that the federal government has not [...]

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    ICYMI: Trending video of IGP doctored, say police

ICYMI: Trending video of IGP doctored, say police

The Nigerian police says a trending video of Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), struggling to read a speech, was doctored. People have differed over the authenticity of the video which surfaced online on Wednesday. While some argued that it was edited, others of the opinion that it is real, with speculations that he exhibited signs of dyslexia. In the video, Idris found [...]

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    Police arrest SARS operative who ‘extorted N5000’ from Lagos resident

Police arrest SARS operative who ‘extorted N5000’ from Lagos resident

The Lagos state police command says it has arrested one Charles Omotosho, an operative of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS), for allegedly extorting N5, 000 from a resident in the Ikorodu axis of the state. Abayomi Shogunle, head of public complaints rapid response unit (PCRRU) of the command, disclosed this in a statement on Friday. According to Shogunle, Omotosho was arrested, following [...]

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    Nigerians can search police officers, says IGP

Nigerians can search police officers, says IGP

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, says police officers must first "surrender themselves" to be searched before they search Nigerians. He said this is the “procedure.” Idris said this during an interactive session with Nigerians on Twitter. “If an officer wants to search you in your house/car, he must first surrender himself for searching. This is the procedure. Ask politely,” he said in response [...]

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    Falana: Melaye receiving little dose of the humiliation Nigerians get from police

Falana: Melaye receiving little dose of the humiliation Nigerians get from police

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the treatment Dino Melaye, embattled Kogi senator, is receiving from the police is similar to the “humiliation” Nigerians face in the hands of security agencies. The senator — accused of gunrunning, attempted suicide, among other offences — was arraigned by the police before two courts in Abuja and Kogi on a stretcher. Prior to that, he [...]

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    133,324 applicants jostle for 6,000 police slots

133,324 applicants jostle for 6,000 police slots

Not less than 133,324 candidates have been shortlisted to fill the 6,000 constable positions at the Nigeria police force. The Police Service Commission (PSC) said on Thursday that screening of the applicants will begin on Monday, May 7 at the various state police commands and the federal capital territory. According to the statement signed by Ikechukwu Ani, PSC spokesman, Kaduna state has [...]

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    ‘Prosecution mustn’t be at the expense of death’ — Dogara breaks silence on Melaye

‘Prosecution mustn’t be at the expense of death’ — Dogara breaks silence on Melaye

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has asked the police to ensure the safety of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west senatorial district. Melaye has been a running battle with the Nigeria police force since he was accused of supplying arms to some arrested suspects. The senator's attempt to escape from police custody landed him in hospital, and charges were [...]

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    Finally, police convey Melaye to Kogi for trial

Finally, police convey Melaye to Kogi for trial

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has arrived Lokoja, Kogi state, where is to be arraigned for allegedly arming thugs for kidnapping and armed robbery. The senator was conveyed to Lokoja in an ambulance by the police. Melaye had expressed worry that his life was in danger and may be killed if he stands trial in Lokoja. On Wednesday, the Kogi senator was [...]

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    Melaye charged with attempted suicide as police insist on Kogi trial

Melaye charged with attempted suicide as police insist on Kogi trial

The police say they arrested Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, after he was granted bail in court as a result of pending charges against him. Melaye was arrested on Wednesday after he was granted bail in a magistrate court in Abuja where he was charged with attempted suicide, criminal conspiracy and causing damage to government property. The court granted him [...]

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    Buhari questions state police, approves recruitment of 6,000 more officers

Buhari questions state police, approves recruitment of 6,000 more officers

President Muhammadu Buhari has questioned the demand for the establishment of state police in the country. Buhari was speaking in an interview with Voice of America. Most governors in the country have expressed support for the establishment of state police as a measure to address the nation's security challenges. The All Progressives Congress (APC) restructuring committee also recommended it. But Buhari described state police [...]

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    BBC honours Nigerian police officer who has ‘never collected bribe’

BBC honours Nigerian police officer who has ‘never collected bribe’

A 2017 survey by the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) identified officers of the Nigeria police force as among the most corrupt public officials in the country, mostly due to bribery. But amid that distasteful record, one officer stands out among his peers in the force. Julius Adedeji is said to have never taken a bribe — not because he has never been [...]

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    Murder allegation: Shehu Sani honours police invitation, gets bail

Murder allegation: Shehu Sani honours police invitation, gets bail

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central senatorial district, has been granted bail by the police in a case of alleged murder and criminal conspiracy. The senator had been invited by Kaduna commissioner of police for questioning after a suspect arrested in a murder case allegedly implicated him. On January 31, 2018, Isa Garba, the suspect reportedly arrested by the military, was said to [...]

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