Saturday, April 4, 2020

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    Police arrest officer for ‘shooting’ driver, passengers in Bayelsa

Police arrest officer for ‘shooting’ driver, passengers in Bayelsa

The Bayelsa state police command says it detained one of its officers for shooting a commercial bus driver and two passengers in Yenagoa, the state capital. Speaking on the development on Tuesday, Asinim Butswat, the command spokesperson, said the incident happened on Monday at the Ekeki area of Yenagoa. The officer was said to have shot the driver who works with a [...]

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    Report: Police, army reject joint patrol with regional outfit in south-west

Report: Police, army reject joint patrol with regional outfit in south-west

The police and army have reportedly refused to carry out joint patrols with "Operation Amotekun", the security outfit that governors of south-west states put together to tackle crime in the region. According to PUNCH, lack of proper training was one of the reasons the security agencies cited for the unwillingness to move along with the outfit comprising members of the Oodua Peoples [...]

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    Police arrest ‘mastermind’ of Abuja bank robbery

Police arrest ‘mastermind’ of Abuja bank robbery

The police have arrested the suspected mastermind of the robbery attack at a bank in Abuja. Anjuri Manzah, spokesman of the federal capital territory (FCT) police command, confirmed the arrest to TheCable on Thursday, but he did not give details. TheCable learnt the suspect is currently being interrogated at the command's headquarters. TheCable had reported how three members of the gang were arrested on Saturday during [...]

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    Bank worker led Abuja robbery operation, says suspect

Bank worker led Abuja robbery operation, says suspect

Elijah David, a robbery suspect, says Larry Ehizo, an employee of First Bank of Nigeria, Mpape area of Abuja, led his gang to rob the bank. Three members of the gang were arrested on Saturday after they were trapped in the bank by security agents. One was shot dead while trying to escape. A team of police officers and soldiers had laid [...]

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    ‘Buhari will retain Magu’ , ‘Aisha Buhari should be careful’ — 29 prophecies of Emmanuel Omale

‘Buhari will retain Magu’ , ‘Aisha Buhari should be careful’ — 29 prophecies of Emmanuel Omale

Emmanuel Omale, founder of the Divine Hand of God Prophetic Ministry, Abuja, has prophesied about some events of 2020. Emmanuel Omale prophesied that President Muhammadu Buhari will reappoint, Ibrahim Magu as EFCC chairman in spite of massive gang up. He said the war on corruption will lead to the imprisonment of two ex-governors who are currently serving as senators. He equally told Buhari [...]

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    ‘Armed thugs’ break into Edo deputy governor’s house

‘Armed thugs’ break into Edo deputy governor’s house

Suspected thugs have attacked the family house of Philip Shaibu, deputy governor of Edo state. The suspects reportedly invaded the house located in Jattu-Uzairue, Etsako west local government area, on Saturday. They were said to have scaled the fence into the compound. A patrol team from the Edo state police command, however, responded to a distress call from the family members of [...]

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    Police officer kills colleague — and commits suicide

Police officer kills colleague — and commits suicide

A yet-to-be identified police inspector shot dead a corporal and injured a deputy superintendent before taking his own life in the federal capital territory (FCT) on Saturday. The incident reportedly occurred about 4:00pm in Dutsen Alhaji, a community in Bwari area council. It is not clear why the police officer took the action but the incident sparked panic in the community. Confirming the [...]

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    Mother raped, five-year-old son beheaded in Oyo

Mother raped, five-year-old son beheaded in Oyo

The Oyo state police command says it arrested a 37-year-old commercial motorcyclist for allegedly beheading a five-year-old boy and raping his 34-year-old mother. Shina Olukolu, the state commissioner of police, made this known to journalists in Ibadan, the state capital, on Friday. The motorcyclist is one of the 17 suspects paraded for offences ranging from impersonation, attempted kidnapping and conspiracy to commit [...]

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    Police: Fake news over missing child caused burning of Akure church

Police: Fake news over missing child caused burning of Akure church

The Ondo state police command says it is not true that the body of a missing child was found at the altar of Sotitobire Miracle Church in Akure, the state capital. Irate youths had set the church on fire on Wednesday over a rumour that the corpse of a one-year-old boy declared missing was exhumed in the church. Gold Kolawole, the baby, [...]

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    IGP: Police arrested 6,531 high-profile suspects in 2019

IGP: Police arrested 6,531 high-profile suspects in 2019

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, says the police arrested 6,531 high-profile suspects in various operations in 2019. He disclosed this at the end of the year conference of senior police officers in Abuja, on Monday. Adamu said the suspects include those who were involved in armed robbery, cultism, kidnapping, and murder. He said the police also recovered 2,037 firearms, 21,870 ammunition, and 1,662 [...]

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    Senate reintroduces peace corps bill

Senate reintroduces peace corps bill

Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, has reintroduced a bill seeking to establish the Nigeria Peace Corps at the senate. The bill was among six proposed laws introduced at the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday. The first reading of the peace corps bill was taken after Nelson Ayewoh, clerk of the senate, read the short title of it. In February 2018, President Muhammadu [...]

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    Two killed, 75 arrested over Surulere violence

Two killed, 75 arrested over Surulere violence

Two persons were killed after suspected hoodlums clashed  at Ijesha- Aguda in Surulere local government area of Lagos state on Monday. According to Bala Elkana, police public relations officer in the state, the supects clashed on two occasions. Elkana said the command sent its officers to the scene to restore peace after it was notified of the clash. He said 75 suspects were [...]

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    Police arrest Duncan Mighty over ‘N11m fraud’

Police arrest Duncan Mighty over ‘N11m fraud’

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    Senate to amend police law requiring female officers to seek permission to marry

Senate to amend police law requiring female officers to seek permission to marry

A bill seeking to expunge sections of the police act that are discriminatory to female officers has passed second reading at the senate. The bill passed after Ezenwa Oyewuchi, senator representing Imo east and its sponsor, move a motion and led a debate on it. Regulations 122,123,124 and 127 which the bill is seeking to expunge restrict female officers to desk duties, [...]

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    IGP says Kogi, Bayelsa polls were peaceful — despite widespread violence

IGP says Kogi, Bayelsa polls were peaceful — despite widespread violence

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), says the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states were peaceful. Adamu said this while speaking at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) inter-agency consultative committee on election security (ICCES) meeting in Abuja on Wednesday. The elections, conducted on November 16, were marred by cases of violence, thuggery, ballot box snatching and intimidation of voters and [...]

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    Police arrest ‘Yahoo boy’ who ‘set girlfriend ablaze’ over infidelity

Police arrest ‘Yahoo boy’ who ‘set girlfriend ablaze’ over infidelity

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