Saturday, September 22, 2018

Tag "suspects"

    Ministry of justice writes IGP: We can’t establish link between Saraki and Offa robbers

Ministry of justice writes IGP: We can’t establish link between Saraki and Offa robbers

The public prosecution office under the ministry of justice says it cannot establish a link between Senate President Bukola Saraki and the suspects arrested over robbery in Offa, Kwara state.The robbery, which took place on April 5, led to the death of 33 persons, including pregnant women and 12 police officers.The police had alleged that suspects had “direct link” to [...]

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    Police arrest councillor over Benue killings

Police arrest councillor over Benue killings

The Nigeria police force has arrested eight more suspects in connection with the recent killings in Benue state.Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, identified one of the suspects arrested as Benjamin Tivfa, a serving councillor of Fidi ward in the state.Many have been killed in Benue this year alone.In a statement issued on Tuesday, Moshood said the councillor admitted to have supplied arms [...]

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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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    Melaye to police: You must produce my accusers dead or alive

Melaye to police: You must produce my accusers dead or alive

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has threatened to sue Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), if he does not produce two suspects who levelled allegations against him.The police had accused Melaye of arming the suspects for robbery and kidnapping.On Wednesday, the police said the suspects escaped from custody hours to their arraignment in court.Speaking on the floor of the senate on [...]

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    Anambra shooting: Police ‘arrest’ suspects

Anambra shooting: Police ‘arrest’ suspects

The Anambra state police command says it has arrested suspects involved in the killings at St. Philip's Catholic Church in Ozubulu.Nkeiruka Nwode, spokesman of the command, confirmed this to TheCable on Monday.She said the suspects, whose identities she refused to reveal, were arrested on Monday.“This is a very sensitive investigation so you people (journalists) have to help us,” she told TheCable.“As soon [...]

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    Falana: Police parade poor suspects, not rich thieves

Falana: Police parade poor suspects, not rich thieves

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has advised the 20 paraded suspects in the Ile-Ife clash and members of the Peace Corps of Nigeria to sue the federal government for aggravated damages.Falana said the media parade of the suspects by the police infringed their fundamental rights, and that it also violated the principle of presumption of innocence until proved guilty.The rights [...]

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    Six Boko Haram suspects ‘arrested’ in Lagos

Six Boko Haram suspects ‘arrested’ in Lagos

A civilian joint task force in Lagos says it arrested six suspected members of Boko Haram during the weekend at different locations in Lagos.The suspects said they are indigenes of Borno state, and that they fled Bama, Baga and Konduga local government council areas of Borno state because of the intensity of military attacks on insurgents in the state.Mustapha Mohammed, [...]

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UPDATED: 5 to face trial for Nyanya bombing

Suspected members of Boko Haram who allegedly carried out the April 14, 2014 bombing of a bus garage at Nyanya, near Abuja, were paraded before journalists on Monday by the State Security Service (SSS).Over 70 persons were confirmed dead in the blast which the insurgents' leader, Abubakar Shekau, claimed responsibility for in a video message three weeks later.All the five [...]

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