Thursday, August 16, 2018

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    The media as the final hope of wrongly accused suspects paraded by the Nigerian police

The media as the final hope of wrongly accused suspects paraded by the Nigerian police

BY DAMILOLA BANJO I grew up watching Crime Fighters, a television programme that shows people who had been arrested by the police for different alleged criminal offenses. For some of these people, what they purportedly stole were so ridiculous; Tin Tomatoes, Instant Noodles and similar food items.  Every Saturday, my brothers and I would watch as these people are being paraded and we [...]

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    Police deploy 5,000 officers for APC convention of 6,800 delegates

Police deploy 5,000 officers for APC convention of 6,800 delegates

The Nigeria police police force says it has deployed 5,000 policemen for the national convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) which holds on Saturday.The convention will take place at the Eagle Square, Abuja, located in Three Arms Zone, said to be the most secured part of the country.Abiola Ajimobi, chairman of the media subcommittee for the convention planning committee, [...]

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    Four killed in fresh Plateau attack

Four killed in fresh Plateau attack

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have killed four members of a family in Kai village in Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau state.Terna Tyopev, police public relations officer (PPRO) in the state, confirmed the incident to NAN on Thursday.Tyopev said the incident occurred on Wednesday night and was reported to the division by one Maren Mahan.The police public relations [...]

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    Police release phone numbers to lodge complaints against SARS

Police release phone numbers to lodge complaints against SARS

The police have released phone numbers and email addresses for the public to lodge complaints against personnel of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS).In a series of tweets on Thursday, the police said the public could report any incident for "investigation and further actions"."Aggrieved members of the public who have any complaint in the past or present of violation of their [...]

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    ‘Bandits’ kill 10 in fresh Zamfara attack

‘Bandits’ kill 10 in fresh Zamfara attack

The Zamfara state police command has confirmed the death of 10 persons in an attack in Birnin-Magaji local government area of the state.Muhammad Shehu, spokesman of the command, said the suspects attacked Dutsen-Wake and Oho villages at about 10pm on Tuesday.Addressing journalists in Gusau on Wednesday, Shehu said the police “quickly responded” to an alert from residents concerning the attack.He also [...]

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    ‘Direct IGP to unseal our headquarters’ – Peace Corps begs Buhari

‘Direct IGP to unseal our headquarters’ – Peace Corps begs Buhari

The Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to order Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), to unseal its headquarters in Abuja.The corps headquarters located in the Jabi district of Abuja has been sealed by the police since February 2017.Despite two court orders and a resolution paseed by the house of representatives, the police have refused [...]

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    Court adjourns Akoh’s trial indefinitely, berates police over sealed Peace Corps HQ

Court adjourns Akoh’s trial indefinitely, berates police over sealed Peace Corps HQ

A federal high court in Abuja has indefinitely adjourned the trial of the Dickson Akoh, commandant of Peace Corps of Nigeria.Akoh is standing trial for an amended 13-count criminal charge brought against him by the Nigeria police force.At its sitting on Tuesday, John Tsoho, the presiding judge, said the indefinite adjournment was because of the police’ refusal to obey its previous [...]

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    CSOs ask police to produce ‘missing’ Offa robbery suspect

CSOs ask police to produce ‘missing’ Offa robbery suspect

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) has asked the Nigeria police force to produce Michael Adikwu, one of the arrested suspects in the Offa robbery incident.Adikwu, who reportedly led the gang in the incident which occurred on April 5, 2018, is said to be missing.Thirty-three people, including pregnant women and 12 police officers, were killed in the attack.TheCable had reported [...]

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    ‘Criminals in police uniform’ — anti-SARS campaign regains momentum

‘Criminals in police uniform’ — anti-SARS campaign regains momentum

In December 2017, many Nigerians took to social media to call for the proscription of the police special anti robbery squad (SARS), over its alleged brutality.Six months after, the campaign has resurfaced on various social media platforms, with citizens saying the “careless” regard for human lives which they say is evident in operations of SARS operatives is getting worse.SARS was [...]

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    Saraki: Police have received my response to allegations on Offa robbery

Saraki: Police have received my response to allegations on Offa robbery

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the police have received his response on the allegations concerning the Offa robbery incident.The police had invited Saraki over the hesit which took place on April 5 but later asked him to respond in writing within 48 hours.The attack led to the deaths of 33 persons, including pregnant women and 12 police officers.While parading suspects [...]

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    Police: Offa robbers attended wedding of Saraki’s daughter

Police: Offa robbers attended wedding of Saraki’s daughter

The suspects arrested in the Offa robbery operation have "direct connection” with Senate President Bukola Saraki, according to the police.The robbery, which took place on April 5, led to the death of 33 persons, including pregnant women and 12 police officers.In a statement on Wednesday, the police said three gang leaders in the robbery incident accompanied Saraki on the condolence [...]

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    Offa monarch to police: We won’t be party to any attempt to disgrace Saraki

Offa monarch to police: We won’t be party to any attempt to disgrace Saraki

Mufutau Gbadamosi, the olofa of Offa, says his people will not be party to any attempt to ridicule or embarrass Senate President Bukola Saraki.Tajudeen Oloyede, principal private secretary to the monarch, quoted Gbadamosi as saying this in a statement on Wednesday.The police had invited Saraki over a robbery which took place on April 5. The attack led to the death [...]

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    SHAME: Total blackout at police headquarters ‘to save diesel for night duty’ (photos)

SHAME: Total blackout at police headquarters ‘to save diesel for night duty’ (photos)

When Folarin Falana, better known as Falz, said in his song - ‘This is Nigeria’ - that police stations across the country close by 6pm due to “security reasons”, many laughed but there is no doubt that his statement captured the sad state of things within the Nigeria police force.Unbelievable as it might sound, officers at the police headquarters in Abuja [...]

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    EXTRA: Lagos CP orders arrest of policemen playing ‘Baba Ijebu’ on duty

EXTRA: Lagos CP orders arrest of policemen playing ‘Baba Ijebu’ on duty

Imohimi Edgal, Lagos state commissioner of  police, has ordered the arrest of two policemen reportedly seen counting coupons they collected from a game of gambling better known as "Baba Ijebu".Chike Oti, the command's spokesman, disclosed this in a statement issued on Tuesday.Oti said the command's attention was drawn to a video on social media of the officers captured counting coupons.According to him,  [...]

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    I’ll respond to police in 48 hours, says Saraki

I’ll respond to police in 48 hours, says Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki says he will respond to the police in writing within 48 hours.TheCable had reported that the police backtracked on inviting the senate president over the allegations against him but rather, chose to have him respond to in writing.The police had said some of the suspects involved in the robbery in Offa, Kwara state, confessed being thugs [...]

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    Police back down on invitation, give Saraki 48 hours to respond in writing

Police back down on invitation, give Saraki 48 hours to respond in writing

The police have asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to respond to allegations levelled against him in writing instead of appearing at the force intelligence response team office at Abuja over the robbery that took place in Offa, Kwara state.The police had invited the senate president on Sunday, saying some of the suspects involved in the robbery which led to the [...]

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