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Police Raid Black Spots In Lagos, Arrest 720 Suspects
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Police Raid Black Spots In Lagos, Arrest 720 Suspects

The Lagos State Police Command, on Sunday, carried out simultaneous raids on areas believed to be harbouring criminals and hoodlums, across the 14 area commands in the state. The command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a statement issued in Lagos, said that 720 suspects were arrested, with various weapons and substances suspected to be Indian hemp and cocaine. “In its bid to solidify the security architecture of the state, the Lagos Command re-launched its anti crime strategies to curb crimes and criminality across the state. “In the swift operations, police operatives arrested 720 suspects with incriminating items, including locally-made guns, cartridges, charms and substances suspected to be Indian hemp and cocaine. “Also, some items suspected to have...
EndSARS: Court Orders Police To Probe Davido, Wizkid, Falz, Tiwa Savage, Others
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EndSARS: Court Orders Police To Probe Davido, Wizkid, Falz, Tiwa Savage, Others

A Magistrate Court in Abuja on Friday ordered the Police to investigate 50 End SARS protesters. They are accused of playing active roles in the agitaion. They include Aisha Yesufu, David Adeleke – Davido, Ayodeji Balogun – Wizkid, Deji Adeyanju, Sam Adeyemi, Ayo Sogunro, Tiwa Savage, Dipo Awojide, Folarin Falana – Falz, Modupe Odele – Moe, Feyikemi Abudu – FK. Micheal Ajereh – Don Jazzy, Peter Okoye, Paul Okoye, Rinu Oduala, Innocent Idibia – 2baba, Kanu Nwankwo, Joe Abah, Kiki Mordi, Tope Akinyode, Adebola Williams, Yul Edochie, Bankole Wellington. Also on the list are Oseyi Etomi, Jola Ayeye, Japhet Omojuwa, Pamilerin Adegoke, Kelvin Odanz Adekunle Temitope, Layo Ogunbanwo, Ayodele Makun, Uche Jombo, Yemi Alade, Ojabodu Ademola. The order to investigate the protesters wa...
EndSARS Protests: VIPs Ignore IGP’s Order On Withdrawal Of Police Orderlies
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EndSARS Protests: VIPs Ignore IGP’s Order On Withdrawal Of Police Orderlies

Three weeks after Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), gave a directive on the withdrawal of police orderlies attached to VIPs — politicians, business leaders and entertainers, Daily Independent findings revealed that the order has largely been ignored. Rather than release the policemen at their disposal back to the police authorities so as to complement the existing personnel in securing the populace, our correspondent gathered that many VIPs and politicians have added more police personnel due to the recent attacks by hoodlums in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests. During Sunday’s meeting in Lagos between South-West governors and traditional rulers to proffer solution to the destruction in the region by hoodlums, many policemen were seen escorting dignitarie...
Sowore Reveals New Police Salary, Says No Policeman Should Earn Less Than N100k
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Sowore Reveals New Police Salary, Says No Policeman Should Earn Less Than N100k

As shared by Omoyele Sowore: #EndSARS No policeman should earn less than N100,000 a month but we must also fight police brutality! #RevolutionNow You fought for them and here is the new salary approved for the @policeng officers eager to kill you without provocation 1. Police Constable (PC) II N84,000 2. Police Constable (PC) I N86,000 3. Sergeant Copral (SC) N96,000 4. Sergeant Major (SM) N119,000 5. Inspector Of Police (IP) II N167,000 6. Inspector of Police (IP) I N254,000 7. Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) II N271,000 8. Assistant Superintendent of Police(ASP) I N296,000 9. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) N321,000 10. Superintendent of Police (SP) N342,000 11. Chief Superintendent of police (CSP) N419,000 12. Assistant ...
Proposed Endsars Protest: Lagos Police Withdraw Men From Individuals
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Proposed Endsars Protest: Lagos Police Withdraw Men From Individuals

In preparation for the proposed Endsars protest to be staged by some individuals and hired groups to cause mayhem and security threats in Lagos State, the Lagos State Police Command has ordered the commanders of the Mobile Police Squadrons and Special Protection Unit in Lagos State to withdraw their men from  individuals who are not entitled to police aides and escorts in line with the directive of the Inspector-General of Police, to augment its strength. The Command has deemed it necessary to mop up more mobile men to be deployed across the length and breadth of the state for any eventualities as the police is no longer ready to condone any act of lawlessness, brouhaha and state of anarchy in Lagos State. The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has put all po...
#EndSARS: ‘I’m Still Looking For My Son Since 2011 After Police Arrested Him’ – Man Tells Edo Judicial Panel
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#EndSARS: ‘I’m Still Looking For My Son Since 2011 After Police Arrested Him’ – Man Tells Edo Judicial Panel

The father of a victim of human right abuse, Isaac Edoh, on Thursday, November 5, informed the Edo State Judicial Panel of Inquiry for victims of human right abuse from operatives of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad, that he is yet to see his son, Baba Edoh, after he was arrested by the police in the state since 2011. Speaking during the panel’s hearing in Benin city, Edoh who hails from Benue State, said the last time he saw his son, was inside a cell of the Edo State Police command in 2011. The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) officer said he was yet to ascertain whether his son is alive or dead. He said his son was an undergraduate of English Literature, Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto before he was allegedly killed by the police. “In June 2011, I received an anonymou...
Police Killed My Sister A Day Before Her NYSC Passing Out Parade – Lady Tells Abuja Judicial Panel
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Police Killed My Sister A Day Before Her NYSC Passing Out Parade – Lady Tells Abuja Judicial Panel

It was a tearful day as more petitioners in Abuja gave various testimonies at the Independent Investigation Panel set up to look into the allegations of brutality and highhandedness by personnel of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). While the session is ongoing in some states, that of the nation’s capital continued for the second day on Thursday at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court. Two cases came up for hearing but the first, which has to do with an allegation of unlawful detention, could not be heard as both the petitioner, one Bala Mohammed and the respondents or their representatives were absent at the venue. The respondents were the Inspector-General of Police, the Commissioner of Police at the FCT Command, and the defunct SARS. The session w...
US Election: Police Find Vehicle With Guns As Men Plan To Attack Election Centre
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US Election: Police Find Vehicle With Guns As Men Plan To Attack Election Centre

Two armed men are arrested for driving from Virginia to Philadelphia in a Hummer and 'planning to attack convention center' where ballots are still being counted Trump, who held a 675,000-vote lead early Wednesday but by Friday morning there was just 22,000 votes separating the two candidates [/b] Philadelphia police have arrested two men who were allegedly involved in a plot to attack the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Thursday night. Police were tipped off, possibly from a concerned family member of one of the men, who had driven the 300 miles from Virginia in a Hummer. It's thought the plan was to possibly carry out an attack at the convention center where votes from the election are still being counted. Police have taken both men into custody during which point a weap...
“We Won’t Allow Any Protest In Lagos”, Police Warn Residents
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“We Won’t Allow Any Protest In Lagos”, Police Warn Residents

REF NO CZ: 5650/LA/PPRO/VOL.3/48 POLICE PRESS RELEASE,  LAGOS STATE COMMAND,  DATED 5TH NOVEMBER, 2020 WE WILL RESIST ANY PLANNED PROTEST IN LAGOS- POLICE The Lagos State Police Command has vowed to resist any form of planned protest, procession or gathering under any guise or nomenclature in Lagos State  as the government and people of Lagos still nurture the wounds of the recent EndSARS violence that wrecked havocs across the state. The command wishes to inform the general public that based on intelligence gathering from relevant intelligence agencies, some unpatrioric elements or group of people have concluded plans to orchestrate another set of violence in the state in furtherance to the recent  Endsars violence, which has been analysed as dangerous and counterproductiv...
#EndSARS: Police To Promote Officers Killed, Injured During Recent Rampage — IGP
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#EndSARS: Police To Promote Officers Killed, Injured During Recent Rampage — IGP

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has disclosed that policemen killed during the EndSARS protests across the country would be promoted to their next rank. Mr Adamu stated this on Wednesday in Benin City, Edo State, while addressing police officers at the state police command during his working visit to boost their morale. The IGP also inspected the burnt police stations in the state, in company with the Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu; Assistant-Inspector General of Police (AIG), Zone 5, Sholla David; and CP, Babatunde Kokumo, on Wednesday. Seven police stations were burnt in Benin City by thugs, while several security vehicles were also burnt in the process. Mr Adamu said the police were working with the Police Service Commission (PSC) to ensure that officers...
There is no excuse to destroy or kill policemen, even though there may be some bad eggs in the police– Governor El-Rufai
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There is no excuse to destroy or kill policemen, even though there may be some bad eggs in the police– Governor El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has decried the killing of policemen following the violence that erupted during the hijacked #EndSARS protest. The Kaduna state Governor who said this after the meeting of the Northern Governors Forum and traditional rulers as well as other key stakeholders in the region on Monday November 2, avered that the police must be supported to discharge their duties. El-Rufai further disclosed that they have agreed on community policing that will transmute into state police when the constitution is amended. He said;   “We support the police, we believe that there may be some bad eggs in the police just as there are bad eggs in any organisation, but it is no excuse to destroy or kill policemen. “We hope to expand the footprints and the effectiveness ...
#EndSARS: We Can’t Walk Freely Again — Police
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#EndSARS: We Can’t Walk Freely Again — Police

No one had envisaged that the #EndSARS protest by Nigerian youths against police brutality which started peacefully about three weeks ago would turn out a nightmare for the entire country with the level of destruction that ended it after it had been hijacked by hoodlums. At the initial stage, some state governors not only received the protesters and addressed them but even joined in the protest march to the police headquarters. But miscreants and hoodlums soon took advantage of the protest to molest and extort residents. The turning point was the shooting at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos on Tuesday 20th October 2020 by soldiers where a number of protesters merely armed themselves with the national flags and singing the Nigerian national anthem. This resulted in national and intern...
38-year-old Nigerian man arrested in India for allegedly supplying cocaine, MDMA drugs to peddlers
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38-year-old Nigerian man arrested in India for allegedly supplying cocaine, MDMA drugs to peddlers

Police in Raipur on Friday, October 30, arrested a Nigerian man from Mumbai and brought him to Chhattisgarh on charges of supplying cocaine and psychoactive drug MDMA to peddlers.   The accused identified as Patrick Ubeke Bako, 38,  was arrested for alleged involvement in supplying cocaine and MDMA to Raipur, Bilaspur and Durg districts in Chhattisgarh, said Raipur Senior Superintendent of Police Ajay Kumar Yadav.     Additional Superintendent of Police (City) Lakhan Patle said the arrest of the Nigerian national was based on the inputs from already arrested drug peddlers.   "The arrest of Nigerian is in connection with Raipur Police ongoing campaign against drugs. It's being considered as one of the biggest breakthroughs so far,” said Patle. ...
Italian police arrest dozens of ‘members of Nigerian mafia organization’ in a major bust carried out by over 200 officers
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Italian police arrest dozens of ‘members of Nigerian mafia organization’ in a major bust carried out by over 200 officers

Italian police have arrested suspected members of the Nigerian mafia organization in a major operation carried out by over 200 officers of the flying squads of Turin and Ferrara.   Police said they made dozens of arrests on Wednesday, October 28, against the Nigerian mafia organization called Arobaga Vikings or Norsemen Kclub International, which they say deals mainly in prostitution and drug trafficking.   The Italian authorities revealed that 31 people were arrested in Ferrara and a further 43 were taken into custody in Turin, including several women who allegedly ran prostitution rackets.   50-year-old Emmanuel Okenwa aka 'Boogye', an AfroBeat DJ, and the self-styled "King of Ferrara" were among those arrested.   Confirming the arrest, Bologna...
Worst police better than best criminal – Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq
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Worst police better than best criminal – Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Kwara State Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has called for support for the police and other security agencies, while stating that the worst policeman is better than the best criminal. Channels Television reported that he said this while receiving the three Senators representing the Kwara at the National Assembly who paid him a visit over the destruction of properties in the state. Abdulrazaq who stressed that the majority of the officers are patriots who are equally committed to a greater Nigeria, insisted that the events of the past few weeks especially the #EndSARS protest should not be framed in a way that might leave officers and men of the police demoralized or dejected. The Kwara state Governor averred that demoralization of the security forces especially the police, mig...
With 28 Officers Killed, Police Admits Low Morale, IG Begins Tour Of Commands
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With 28 Officers Killed, Police Admits Low Morale, IG Begins Tour Of Commands

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, will on Friday begin visits to the police commands across the country to boost the morale of officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force. The PUNCH on Thursday gathered that the morale of members of the force was low following the killing of no fewer than 28 policemen by hoodlums, who hijacked the #EndSARS protests that started in the country on October 8 and lasted for two weeks. Findings showed that the police authorities were disturbed by the high level of dejection among policemen, hence the need for the IG to encourage them and boost their morale. It was also learnt during the tour, the IG would assess the level of damage done by the hoodlums, who burnt police stations and looted government and private property. Thes...
Police Parade 201 Suspected Looters In Abuja
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Police Parade 201 Suspected Looters In Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has arrested 201 suspected looters who took advantage of the #EndSARS protest to invade public and private warehouses. Parading the suspects before newsmen, spokesperson of the command, ASP Yusuf Mariam, said they were all arraigned before six mobile courts on Wednesday 28th October, 2020. “It would be recalled that following the wanton looting and vandalisation of warehouses within the FCT, two days ago, the crime-fighting effort of the FCT Police Command led to the arrest of some suspected vandals cum looters," the PPRO said. “In continuation of its relentless effort to restore normalcy, within the last 48hours, the Command has arrested and arraigned a total of two hundred and one (201) suspected looters including women and ma...
Lagosians Ask Police To Return To Work
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Lagosians Ask Police To Return To Work

Lagos residents have appealed to the police to return to their duty posts and ensure the safety of lives and property. The appeal was made on Tuesday on social media platforms following the continued absence of the police on Lagos roads. Lagosians reminded the police that it was their job to protect lives and property, urging them to forget the ugly incidents of last week. Some of the residents decried the activities of armed hoodlums, who have taken over major roads and streets since the police retreated, while others lamented the lawlessness of motorists, especially commercial drivers, who park indiscriminately or drive against traffic. Sulaimon Alamutu said PWD, a bus stop along the Agege Motor Road, was a complete mess following the absence of law enforcement officers. ...
Edo Police Parade 126 Suspects For Jail-break, Looting, Others
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Edo Police Parade 126 Suspects For Jail-break, Looting, Others

The Edo State Police Command on Wednesday paraded 126 suspects in connection with the jail -breaks, looting and vandalism in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests which rocked the country. According to the breakdown given by the State Commissioner of Police , Johnson Kokumo, 106 suspects were arrested for breaking stores , looting and arson. He also said 10 escapees were re -arrested , while 10 suspects were arrested for other offences. He said, “ The Command wishes to brief members of the public on the # EndSARS protest which was hijacked by hoodlums and mobs who went berserk wreaking havoc majorly in Benin metropolis. “As you are all aware , the hoodlums burnt down police stations, carted away arms and ammunition, raped women in some areas, killed policemen on their gory pa...
Elodie Zone sorrowfully narrates how Kenyan police men sexually assaulted her…Says “They grabbed me and forced me into a car”
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Elodie Zone sorrowfully narrates how Kenyan police men sexually assaulted her…Says “They grabbed me and forced me into a car”

Blogger and former radio presenter Elodie Zone, unfortunately, found herself in a pretty comprising position this past weekend. As seen on some of her IG stories, the young blogger has come out accusing unnamed policemen from the Westlands area of sexually harassing her. In the posts, the blogger says she had just stepped out of a certain event which she attended with a friend. However, things took a drastic turn after 3 policemen found her (Elodie) walking home; as the drunk friend she had expected to drop her home – drove off leaving her stranded. Being past the curfew hours, of course as we know the police… this was not about to get pretty – and it didn’t! According to Elodie, the policemen from the Westlands area started harassing her as they physically grabbed her inappropri...
#EndSARS: Osun Police Parades 86 Suspects, Recovers Loots
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#EndSARS: Osun Police Parades 86 Suspects, Recovers Loots

The Osun State Police Command on Tuesday paraded 86 suspected suspects in connection to the looting of Government and public property in the state last Saturday. Addressing journalists on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, Undie Adie at the State Police Command headquarters in Osogbo, Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of State Criminal Investigation Department, DCP Ajibola Hamzat said police would embark on a manhunt of the suspects after the expiration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola’s 72 hours amnesty, which expired tomorrow, Wednesday, October 28.
Panic As Police, LASTMA Abandon Lagos Roads
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Panic As Police, LASTMA Abandon Lagos Roads

Lagosians are living in palpable fear as policemen, officials of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), and Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) have deserted Lagos roads and neighbourhoods. Pockets of military personnel are now sighted around areas where there are public assets like the International Airport, the state secretariat, multinationals, foreign embassies, among others. Lagos residents now feel unsecure with the absence of policemen within the metropolis. The fear is heightened due to the recent looting and burning of police stations where arms and ammunition were carted away. Joshua Oladipo said: “I left home today (Monday) for the office and I couldn’t find a single law enforcement officer at the duty post in Lagos. This is a grave risk if hoodlums still see th...
Police Recruit OPC To Guard Stations
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Police Recruit OPC To Guard Stations

A day or two ago, a video trending on several WhatsApp platforms, and said to be from Ughelli Area Command, A-Division, Delta State, showed some police officers and men running and singing solidarity song at the same time. Momentarily, a voice-over broke in, on the tape that had since gone viral. “The police are protesting,” it announced. “Stop the killing of police. Stop burning police stations. You have killed our people enough. The police are human beings. We are tired. We are ready to kill those hoodlums now. They are trying to burn the station but we will overpower them and send them back. We will kill them. We will wait for them. Yes. Enough is enough. Stop killing police. Stop burning police stations.” Apparently, speaking to his fellow policemen, the voice ordered: “Every...
EndSARS: Police Arrests 229 Arsonists, Hoodlums In Lagos
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EndSARS: Police Arrests 229 Arsonists, Hoodlums In Lagos

The Lagos State Ministry of Justice will be prosecuting suspects who allegedly took advantage of the #EndSARS protests to destroy and loot public and private property in different parts of the State. Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN, who disclosed this today, called on Lagosians to maintain peace, law and order in their respective communities, pledging the commitment of the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led administration to uphold the rule of law at all times. He revealed that the State Director of Public Prosecution, Mrs. Olayinka Adeyemi has gone round relevant Police formations with a team of Prosecutors to evaluate files of those arrested by the police with a view to determining those that have prima facie case made against t...
Police, Task Force Repel Hoodlums Attempt At Computer Village Ikeja
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Police, Task Force Repel Hoodlums Attempt At Computer Village Ikeja

Hoodlums have reportedly been trying to break into Computer Village, Ikeja, Lagos according to reports from multiple online sources. The country has been thrown into complete disarray with hoodlums breaking into multiple supermarkets, homes, and offices nationwide. Another set of hoodlums have reportedly tried to forcefully enter Computer Village. It took the combined efforts of good people, the army, and the task force to repel the thugs as they have vowed to not back down. https://youtu.be/VOA0G1Lke14
Governor Jide Sanwo-Olu Apologises To Lagosians
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Governor Jide Sanwo-Olu Apologises To Lagosians

We mourn the lives we have sadly lost across the state. To the families that we could have better protected, I sincerely apologise. To the police and law enforcement that lost members, we also mourn them. Every life is important to us. And we do not take anyone for granted. I was on Arise TV where I spoke on the efforts we’re making to return normalcy to our state. I mentioned my call to the President after which the Chief of Defence Staff called to assure us on helping to restoring security to our state. Lagos will be stronger. We will rebuild bridges, we will deliver on the good work we started on ending police brutality and providing justice. The unfortunate incident that happened served as a catalyst that fueled anger and looting by thugs across the state. False news and ...
Oke Obi-Enadhuze Was Killed By Thugs, Not Police – Brother Speaks
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Oke Obi-Enadhuze Was Killed By Thugs, Not Police – Brother Speaks

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State. Today at about 11 o'clock in the morning... . ... the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house, The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing.. ...this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom's 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door... ... they then proceeded to rans...
Police, Army Arrive At Ikoyi Prison Over Attempted Jailbreak
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Police, Army Arrive At Ikoyi Prison Over Attempted Jailbreak

Policemen and soldiers have arrived at the Ikoyi Correctional Centre in a bid to foil an attempted jailbreak. A video sent to our correspondent by an eyewitness shows smoke billowing from parts of the centre while inmates are seen running. It was learnt that the prison authorities had immediately notified the police and the military authorities for backup. The eyewitness, who wished to remain anonymous, said, “I can see them from my balcony at the moment. Soldiers and policemen have arrived. I saw prisoners throwing stones and I saw fire. “A lot of the prison officials have gathered at the entrance of the prison while some of the inmates have retreated.” Our correspondent also heard gunshots emanating from the prisons.
Police Bans Protests, Gatherings & Processions In Lagos State
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Police Bans Protests, Gatherings & Processions In Lagos State

PRESS STATEMENT, LAGOS STATE COMMAND. DATED 20TH OCTOBER, 2020. Due to the new development of violent attacks on police officers and men and formations including innocent Nigerians in Lagos State, and the 24 hour curfew imposed by the Lagos State Government with effect from 4pm of today 20th October, 2020, the Lagos State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that henceforth no protest or gathering or procession, under whatever guise, is permitted within Lagos State. In the light of the above, all security agencies have deployed adequate personnel to take charge and enforce the curfew across the state. In the same vein, the command regrets to confirm the setting ablaze of Orile Police State today at about 10am, where some of our policemen were critically injured ...
Police Recruitment: IGP Files 20 Grounds Of Appeal At Supreme Court
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Police Recruitment: IGP Files 20 Grounds Of Appeal At Supreme Court

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammed Adamu, has filed 20 grounds of appeal at the Supreme Court to challenge the judgement that voided the recruitment of 10,000 constables by the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, last year. The IGP, the NPF and Federal Ministry of Police Affairs, through their lawyer, Dr. Alex Izinyon, SAN, urged the apex court to set-aside a judgment the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal delivered on September 30, which invalidated the recruitment process. The appellants further prayed the Supreme Court to stay the execution of the verdict of the appellate court. A three-man panel of the Court of Appeal led by Justice Olabisi Ige had in the contested judgment, unanimously held that the IGP and the NPF lacked the power to recruit the constables. ...
Nigerian Embassy In France Calls Police On EndSARS Protesters
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Nigerian Embassy In France Calls Police On EndSARS Protesters

The  Nigerian Embassy in Paris, France, has called the police on young citizens demanding an end to police brutality and bad governance in Nigeria. Despite the presence of the French police, the demonstrators, who stormed the embassy at the Victor Hugo area of Paris in large numbers, insisted on seeing the ambassador of Nigeria to explain steps the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari was taking to address the issues raised by protesters across Africa’s most populous country and beyond. The young Nigerians in the French capital also held prayers and a minute silence in honour of victims of extrajudicial killings by operatives of the now disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force. On Saturday, the demonstrators had marched on the popular Eiffel Tower...
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#EndSARS protest has a ‘hidden agenda’ – Governor Buni

The acting chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni has stated that the #EndSARS protest has a ‘hidden agenda’.   The Governor who spoke on BBC Hausa Service on Monday morning, October 19, stated that the current protests against police brutality might lead to anarchy if not well handled. He further insisted that the federal government has responded to the protesters’ demand.   Buni said;   “Hoodlums can utilise the gathering to cause confusion and terrorise other innocents citizens. The ongoing protests show that there is hidden agenda, after the government has responded to the protesters’ demand. “Nigeria is a country accommodating people with several motives and demands which include restructuring ...
#Endsars: Buhari Mocks Dead Police Victims – Tunde Odesola
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#Endsars: Buhari Mocks Dead Police Victims – Tunde Odesola

When #EndSARS protesters upended one of the czars of Nigeria’s 36 states, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in Lagos and he fled in surrender to Aso Rock last week, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), burst into laughter. Buhari’s laughter wasn’t hearty. It was dry and mirthless, whizzing like a horsewhip on bare skin in harmattan. The laughter echoes the snapping of the windpipe when the tiger buries its yellow fangs in the back of the antelope’s neck, eyes glazed. To many, Buhari’s laughter, sardonically, betrays the ultimate insincerity of Aso Rock about solving Nigeria’s problems. To some others, the unsaid words behind the laughter was, “See how dis small boy governor dey shake like leaf because of common protest. Kai, he don see fire!” In truth, I agree that Sanwo-Olu ...
My Son Promised Me Many Things – Mother Of Apprentice Allegedly Killed By Police
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My Son Promised Me Many Things – Mother Of Apprentice Allegedly Killed By Police

Who are you to Isiaka? My name is Ramota Jimoh and I am Isiaka’s biological mother. How old was he? He was 21 years old. He was still an apprentice. He was learning electrical installation and he was about to graduate but his life was cut short. What was your last conversation with him? It was not long after he left my place that I called him on the phone and asked where he was. He told me that he went to work and he had left and was about to meet someone whom he wanted to work for. I asked him to go ahead. That was our last conversation. How did you hear about his death? After that conversation, I had the urge to call him again and I discovered that I couldn’t get through to him again. I was not apprehensive at that time but his dad called me and asked me to r...
USOSA Calls For Sincere Action On Police And National Reforms
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USOSA Calls For Sincere Action On Police And National Reforms

The leadership of the Unity Schools Old Students Association (USOSA), the umbrella body of all alumni associations of all 104 Federal Unity Schools has joined other well-meaning Nigerians to call on the Federal Government to ensure transformational reforms of the security architecture in Nigeria, especially the Nigerian Police. This was made by the President General of the Association, Lawrence Wilbert in a press statement issued from the USOSA Secretariat in Abuja last week. This is in line with the citizens' actions across the country, which has led to the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) across the country. Wilbert stated that USOSA is in solidarity with all Nigerians across the country who have made their voices heard in the last one week. While condemning...
EndSARS: Allow People To Express Themselves – Governor Okowa Tells Police
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EndSARS: Allow People To Express Themselves – Governor Okowa Tells Police

Delta state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has urged the police in the state to allow #EndSARS protesters to express themselves and refrain from using brute force in responding. The governor through his official Twitter page, made the request as he noted that the peaceful protests are necessary part of the democratic process. He wrote: 'Peaceful protests are a necessary part of the democratic process. As young people across Delta State continue to express their legitimate grievances in this manner, I ask that they remain calm and law-abiding at all times.' 'I also request that the Police allow them to express themselves and refrain from using brute force in responding to these protests.' 'Going forward, we shall continue to engage with all relevant stakeholders to reform the Nigeria P...
Police Commence Disciplinary Action Against DPO Who Punched EndSARS Protester
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Police Commence Disciplinary Action Against DPO Who Punched EndSARS Protester

A discplinary action has been commenced against policeman, Obioma O. Obi who was seen in a viral video assaulting #EndSARS protesters. This was confirmed by Imo police commissioner, Isaac O. Akinmoyede in a statement released by the state's police spokesperson, Ikeokwu Godson Orlando. Akinmoyede who condemned the unprofessional conduct by a police officer attempting to assault some protesting citizens against alleged human rights violations by personnel of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), said the conduct displayed by the officer is not a true reflection of the ethics, standards, values and training of the Nigeria Police Force. The police commissioner noted that it is within the rights of the citizens to express their concerns through protest and other legitimate means. ...
Police rescue kidnapped Port Harcourt lawyer
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Police rescue kidnapped Port Harcourt lawyer

Police in Rivers State have confirmed that Bisola Paulette Ajayi, the female lawyer abducted by unknown gunmen at her residence in Rumuokwurusi, Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of Port Harcourt has been rescued by Operatives of the Anti-Kidnap Unit of Rivers State Police Command. CSP Nnamdi Omoni, Police Public Relations Officer, Rivers Command, just confirmed the report circulating to the effect that, “DSP Adewale led the Operation into a deep forest in Etche to rescue the young lawyer and one other person, two persons arrested including an armed dealer.”
Police Arrest Nicholas Makolomi, The Videograper Behind Delta Viral SARS Video
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Police Arrest Nicholas Makolomi, The Videograper Behind Delta Viral SARS Video

Detectives from the Delta State Police Command, have arrested the videographer behind last Saturday’s viral video alleging the killing of one person by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, in Ughelli, headquarters of Ughelli North local government area of the state. The video which sparked tension within and outside the state, also led to a mob attack on an off-duty SARS operative, Sergeant Ohwovwiogor Fidelis at the Ughelli central garage axis with the mob dousing him in fuel in an attempt to set him ablaze less for the timely intervention of a good Samaritan. The videographer, Prince Nicholas Makolomi, was arrested on Monday at an undisclosed location in Ughelli by the crack detectives who it was gathered trialed him to his Ughelli residence where he was picked u...
Police Violations Of Young People’s Rights Unacceptable, Annoying – Osinbajo
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Police Violations Of Young People’s Rights Unacceptable, Annoying – Osinbajo

"I am very concerned, in fact, very angry about what I see, happening to young men and women who are arrested, in some cases maimed or killed by men of the police force."_ Those were the words of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, when State House Correspondents approached him at the Presidential Villa on his way going out of the residence this afternoon. Prof Osinbajo was asked mainly about the economic challenges facing the country and Nigerians, and also the reported recent upsurge in the activities of FSARS regarding harassment of people alongside different violations of the rights of especially young Nigerians by some police officers. In his response, the VP who had earlier held a meeting with the Inspector General of Police today at his residence said the President and h...
IGP Bans FSARS, Other Police Tactical Squads From Routine Patrols
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IGP Bans FSARS, Other Police Tactical Squads From Routine Patrols

In reply please quote Ref No. CZ.5300/FPRD/FHQ/ABJ/VOL.3/25 Date: 4th October, 2020 The Director of News ……………………………. PRESS RELEASE IGP BANS FSARS, OTHER POLICE TACTICAL SQUADS FROM ROUTINE PATROLS - As Police Arrest 2 FSARS Operatives, 1 Civilian Accomplice in Lagos State The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has banned the personnel of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and other Tactical Squads of the Force including the Special Tactical Squad (STS), Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Anti-Cultism Squad and other Tactical Squads operating at the Federal, Zonal and Command levels, from carrying out routine patrols and other conventional low-risk duties - stop and search duties, checkpoints, mounting of roadblocks, traffic checks, etc - ...
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Police Evacuate 5 Bodies From Abia Collapsed Building, Arrest Contractor

No fewer than 5 dead bodies have been evacuated from the scene of a building collapse at No. 85 Azikiwe Road by Asa road, Aba Abia State, ABN TV reports. This is according to the State Commissioner of Police, CP Janet E. Agbede. She also said a male survivor who sustained minor injuries was rushed to the hospital, where he was treated and discharged while the contractor who handled the project has been arrested. Briefing newsmen in Umuahia on Friday, CP Agbede said the dead bodies comprise of two males and three females. While dispelling reports that the relevant agencies did not take action to rescue trapped victims after the incident, CP Agbede said the Area Commander Aba, ACP Kabiru Ibrahim along with all the DPOs and their personnel within Aba Area Command immediately a...
Nigerian Embassy Building In Congo DR Taken Over By Police, Hoodlums
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Nigerian Embassy Building In Congo DR Taken Over By Police, Hoodlums

Policr officers and some armed hoodlums have taken over a building belonging to the Nigerian Embassy in Kinshasa, Congo Democratic Republic, SaharaReporters has learnt. The building, it was gathered, houses staff of the embassy and visitors. The Jean-Claude Okito family of Congo DR had accused the Nigerian Embassy of encroaching on their land, claiming that it was occupied without any title deed by the Nigerian officials. The family was said to have visited the place last month with a judicial order after which one Hajia Kadijah in company with policemen and armed hoodlums took over the building and evicted a Nigerian Embassy staff named Kazeem. His personal belongings including clothes and other valuables were seized by the armed Invaders. John Obi, President of the Nig...
“You Don’t Have The Right To Protest Against High Electricity Tarriff” – Police Tell Youths (Video)
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“You Don’t Have The Right To Protest Against High Electricity Tarriff” – Police Tell Youths (Video)

Some Nigerian youths who took to the streets of Abuja to protest against the increased electricity tarriff, were spotted in a viral video being assaulted by some policemen. One of the protesters, @AyowoleSanyaolu who noted that the protest at the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) office in Abuja was a peaceful one, said they were stopped by the policemen who assaulted them, telling them that they don't have the right to protest. He tweeted: "While we protest peacefully at @NERCNG , Abuja, against the thoughtless increment in electricity tariff, @PoliceNG descended on us fiercely. A number of us were mercilessly beaten and others were dragged like common criminals. But in all, we stood our ground. Tyranny will not win!" https://twitter.com/AyowoleSanyaolu/status/...
Police Search For Man Who Painted Dog Like Tiger To Scare Locals In Malaysia
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Police Search For Man Who Painted Dog Like Tiger To Scare Locals In Malaysia

The police in Kawangware are looking for a man who has painted his dog in the colours of tiger. Locals become scared when they see the tiger dog. Yob paints a stray dog to look like a TIGER in Malaysia: Animal rights group pleads for information to catch the culprit. A Malaysian animal rights group is hoping to trace the yob who painted the dog A reward has been offered for information to help find the culprit. The dog was seen walking the streets of town looking like a tiger  
COVID-19: UK Prime minister, Boris Johnson to ban gatherings of more than six people from Monday
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COVID-19: UK Prime minister, Boris Johnson to ban gatherings of more than six people from Monday

UK prime minister, Boris Johnson will place a ban on groups of more than six people gathering in homes, parks, pubs, and restaurants in England in a bid to stop COVID-19 spike.   The 'rule of six' is a dramatic reduction on the limit of 30 which was first put in place on July 4.   The new rule, which comes into force on 14 September, will see first offenders fined £100, which will then double on each repeat offence up to £3,200.   The decision comes after the latest COVID-19 figures revealed there were a further 2,460 confirmed cases in the UK as of 9 am on Tuesday, following 2,948 on Monday and 2,988 on Sunday.   Announcing the new restrictions, Mr Johnson said: 'We need to act now to stop the virus spreading. So we are simplifying and strengthe...
Man Who Stole FRSC Van In Abuja Arrested By Police
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Man Who Stole FRSC Van In Abuja Arrested By Police

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has nabbed a suspect, Hamisu Tukur, for allegedly stealing a vehicle belonging to the Federal Road Safety Corps headquarters stationed at Sky Memorial, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja. The 25-year-old was arrested on Saturday by police operatives from Bwari Division during a stop and search operation, following a call from the FRSC headquarters by the command’s control room. A statement by the FCT police spokesman, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, said the exhibits recovered from the suspect include the white Toyota Hilux-HQ-26RS and a single key. The statement titled, ‘Arrest of suspected car thief,’ read in part, “The command on 5th September, 2020, arrested one Hamisu Tukur ‘m’ 25 years at the outskirt of Bwari, for stealing a vehicle belonging to the Fe...