Monday, July 15, 2019

Tag "Police"

    Abuja residents: Task force planning to arrest more women this weekend

Abuja residents: Task force planning to arrest more women this weekend

Some Abuja residents say a joint task force of the federal capital territory (FCT) is planning to carry out raids on women this weekend.In a statement on Friday, the residents under the aegis of Concerned Abuja Residents said task force is targetting women at clubs and other public areas in the nation's capital.The group urged residents to remain "fearlessly [...]

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    Operation Puff Adder: Police arrest 93 kidnap suspects, recover weapons

Operation Puff Adder: Police arrest 93 kidnap suspects, recover weapons

Frank Mba, the police spokesman, says 93 suspects have been arrested for kidnapping and recovered dangerous weapons from them.In a statement released on Thursday, Mba said officers attached to Operation Puff Adder arrested the suspects from different locations in the north-central, north-western and north-eastern parts of the country.The police spokesman said the force will carry out investigations to track and [...]

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    ‘It’s violence against women’ — group kicks against arrests in Abuja

‘It’s violence against women’ — group kicks against arrests in Abuja

A group known as the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP-Nigeria) says the arrest of some "commercial sex workers" in the federal capital territory (FCT) is violence targeted against women.In a statement on Thursday, Brigdet Osakwe, WANEP-Nigeria national coordinator, wondered why their male were set free.In April, a joint task force raided Caramelo, a popular strip club, in the nation’s [...]

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    EiE sues EFCC, police, says Ganduje must be investigated

EiE sues EFCC, police, says Ganduje must be investigated

Enough is Enough (EiE) Nigeria, a civil society organisation, has taken the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before a federal high court in Abuja over the bribery allegation against Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state.The organisation also listed the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offence Commission (ICPC) and the police as defendants in the suit.In October, Daily Nigerian, an [...]

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    PDP: Police do not want Adeleke sworn in as Osun governor

PDP: Police do not want Adeleke sworn in as Osun governor

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Nigeria police force of inviting chaos with the arrest of Ademola Adeleke, its candidate in the Osun governorship election.The party said Adeleke's arrest "over trumped-up charges" is to ensure Adeleke is not sworn in as the next governor, having been declared winner by the election tribunal.The police detained Adeleke on Monday after [...]

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    Police: Why we arrested Adeleke

Police: Why we arrested Adeleke

The Nigeria police force has defended the detention of Ademola Adeleke, lawmaker representing Osun west senatorial district.Speaking with TheCable on Monday, Frank Mba, force spokesman, said Adeleke was detained in connection with ongoing criminal investigations against him.TheCable had reported how the police detained Adeleke, who was candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 governorship election in Osun [...]

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    Police arrest six persons with ‘large quantity of poisonous ponmo’

Police arrest six persons with ‘large quantity of poisonous ponmo’

The Lagos state police command has arrested six persons with "large quantity of poisonous cow skins" popularly known as "Ponmo".A statement by Bala Elkana, police public relations officer, said the force acted on a tip off that a truck-load of "poisonous cow skins" were stored in a warehouse No 9, College Road, Igando area of the state.He said the force [...]

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    ‘He put Nkalagu on the map’ — reactions as police transfer Abayomi Shogunle to Ebonyi

‘He put Nkalagu on the map’ — reactions as police transfer Abayomi Shogunle to Ebonyi

The Nigerian police have ordered the redeployment of Abayomi Shogunle, head of the public complaint rapid response unit (PCRRU), to Ebonyi state.Frank Mba, police spokesman, confirmed the development.Shogunle, an assistant commissioner of police, was transferred from Lagos to Nkalagu in Ishielu local government area of the south-eastern state.Shogunle has in recent times made controversial comments on trending issues.During the rise of [...]

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    Protesters storm FCT police command over ‘rape of sex workers’

Protesters storm FCT police command over ‘rape of sex workers’

Some protesters on Saturday besieged the federal capital territory (FCT) police command over the alleged rape of some commercial sex workers by some policemen.In April, a joint task force raided Caramelo, a popular strip club, in the nation’s capital, and arrested some strippers.The task force also arrested suspected sex workers in different parts of Abuja. Some of those arrested [...]

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    Police probe ‘rape of Abuja sex workers’

Police probe ‘rape of Abuja sex workers’

The federal capital territory (FCT) police command says it has set up a "high-powered team" to investigate the alleged assault of women described as sex workers by its officers.In April, a joint task force comprising of the department of development control of Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), the Abuja Environment Protection Board (AEPB), and the Social Development Secretariat raided [...]

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    IGP redeploys Kaduna CP over insecurity

IGP redeploys Kaduna CP over insecurity

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), has redeployed Ahmed Abdulrahaman, commissioner of police in Kaduna state.In a statement Frank Mba, force spokesperson, said Adamu had directed Ali Janga, commissioner of police in Bauchi state, to take over the Kaduna command.According to the new directive, Habu Ahmadu, former commissioner of police in charge of intelligence, will take charge of the Bauchi.Omololu [...]

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    Three persons, 319 cattle killed in Plateau

Three persons, 319 cattle killed in Plateau

The Plateau state police command has confirmed the killing of three persons and 319 cattle in different attacks in Miango district of Bassa local government area of the state.A statement by Tyopev Terna, police public relations officer, also said two herders went missing during the attacks.Terna said the attacks on the herders occurred a day after some unidentified gunmen killed three persons [...]

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    Abayomi Shogunle: Prostitution is sin under the two religions in FCT

Abayomi Shogunle: Prostitution is sin under the two religions in FCT

Abayomi Shogunle, head of the public complaint rapid response unit (PCRRU), says prostitution is a sin under the two major religions practised in the federal capital territory (FCT).Shogunle made the comment following the reactions that trailed the detention and conviction of some women who were arrested for alleged prostitution at different locations within the FCT at the weekend.The PCRRU said prostitution is [...]

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    Mr P: Yahoo boys are no different from the police

Mr P: Yahoo boys are no different from the police

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    ‘There are plots to silence Adeleke’ — PDP raises the alarm

‘There are plots to silence Adeleke’ — PDP raises the alarm

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is planning to silence Ademola Adeleke, its governorship candidate in the Osun state gubernatorial election.Addressing reporters in Abuja, on Thursday, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, said the move was aimed at stopping Adeleke from retrieving his mandate.He said the police was part of the plot to clamp down on [...]

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    IGP reduces police daily shift to eight hours — from 12

IGP reduces police daily shift to eight hours — from 12

Mohammed Adamu, acting inspector-general of police, says police officers will now do eight-hour daily shifts instead of the current 12.Adamu, who announced the directive at a conference of heads of police medical facilities on Thursday, said this is to curtail work-related stress.He said this will in turn reduce the misuse of firearms and extra-judicial killings in the country.The work structure [...]

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