Saturday, October 20, 2018

Tag "Police"

    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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    Saraki replies IGP: Send officers investigating Offa robbery to my office

Saraki replies IGP: Send officers investigating Offa robbery to my office

Senate President Bukola Saraki has asked Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), to send his personnel to his office to take further statements on the robbery incident that took place in Offa, Kwara state, in April.Five banks were raided and 31 people lost their lives in the heist.On Monday night, Idris asked Saraki to report to the office of the intelligence [...]

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    Ekweremadu: How 200 security operatives held me hostage for over six hours

Ekweremadu: How 200 security operatives held me hostage for over six hours

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says whoever is behind the siege laid to his residence and that of Senate President Bukola Saraki is not a friend of the country.In a statement on Wednesday, Uche Anichukwu, media aide of Ekeweramdu, quoted the deputy senate president as calling on Nigerians to condemn the incident.He said for over six hours, a combined team [...]

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    Siege at Saraki’s residence stage-managed, says Jimoh Moshood

Siege at Saraki’s residence stage-managed, says Jimoh Moshood

Jimoh Moshood, spokesman of the Nigeria police force, says the siege at the residence of Senate President Bukola Saraki was "stage-managed for public sentiments".Speaking on a Channels TV programme on Wednesday, Moshood said the force had no hand in the incident.In the early hours of Tuesday, some police vehicles and officers were seen stationed at the entrance of the senate [...]

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    The law meant for rich and poor, says Garba Shehu on Saraki’s police invitation

The law meant for rich and poor, says Garba Shehu on Saraki’s police invitation

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says every Nigerian, irrespective of his or her social class, is answerable to the law.He said this in reaction to criticisms on the police invitation of Senate President Bukola Saraki over the robbery in Offa, Kwara state.On Monday, Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), asked Saraki to appear at the office of intelligence response team (IRT) [...]

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    Over 30 senators storm Ekweremadu’s residence in solidarity

Over 30 senators storm Ekweremadu’s residence in solidarity

Senators of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) visited Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, on Tuesday.The visit was in solidarity with the lawmaker over a siege laid to his residence by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).They had prevented Ekweremadu from going to the national assembly to attend plenary.At the close of plenary on Tuesday, the senate president announced [...]

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    Police intercept Saraki’s convoy, prevent him from leaving his street

Police intercept Saraki’s convoy, prevent him from leaving his street

Police officers have prevented Senate President Bukola Saraki from leaving the street where his residence is located at in Abuja.The house is located on Lake Chad Crescent in the Maitama district of the nation's capital.Bamikole Omisore and Olu Onemola, aides of the senate president, said he is being held back from honouring the invitation by the police over the robbery [...]

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    IGP summons Saraki over Offa robbery

IGP summons Saraki over Offa robbery

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), has asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to appear at the office of intelligence response team (IRT) office in Abuja over the robbery incident that took place in Offa, Kwara state, in April.In a letter dated July 23 and addressed to the senate president, Idris asked Saraki to be at IRT's office at 8am on Tuesday [...]

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