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Lagos CP Fires DPO, Officers For Allowing Clubbing; Arrests 41 Clubbers
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Lagos CP Fires DPO, Officers For Allowing Clubbing; Arrests 41 Clubbers

DPO Ajao Estate Division and his senior officers in the Division have been redeployed to yet to be disclosed offices in the state for allowing night clubbing at Garbana Club on Sunday, 7th March, 2021. The command had arrested 41 clubbers at the club between 1.40am and 2.30am. The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State made the pronouncement while addressing officers Area Commanders and DPOs at the POWA Hall, Oduduwa Ikeja, on Monday, 8th March, 2021.
Notorious Car Snatcher Nabbed in Nasarawa
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Notorious Car Snatcher Nabbed in Nasarawa

The Nasarawa State Police Command has arrested a notorious car snatcher, Faisal Salihu, at New Nyanya, Karu Local Government Area of the state. Spokesperson of the command, ASP Rahman Nansel, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, March 4, said the suspect snatched a Toyota Highlander from the owner at gunpoint. "On 03/03/2021 at about 2300hrs, information was received that one Toyota Highlander, Sky blue in colour with registration number: LSD 225 FD was snatched at gunpoint at Zuba in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja," the statement says. Upon receipt of the information, the Commissioner of Police, CP Bola Longe directed Police operatives of the Command to be on the lookout for the stolen vehicle and arrest the perpetrator of the act. "In compliance with t...
Police Arrest Over 200 at Cubana Night Club for Violation of COVID-19 Protocols
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Police Arrest Over 200 at Cubana Night Club for Violation of COVID-19 Protocols

No fewer than 200 clubgoers and workers were arrested at popular Cubana Night Club in Lagos for an alleged breach of COVID19 protocols on Saturday, February 27. Detectives attached to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Monitoring Team stormed the club in the early hours of Saturday to make the arrest after receiving a tipoff that a large crowd gathered at the club house. Confirming the arrests, the spokesman of the Lagos state police command, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the IGP Monitoring unit will soon hand the arrested persons to the command where they will be paraded by the state Commissioner of police, Hakeem Odumosu.
Don’t Come To Rivers To Play Politics, Wike Charges New Rivers CP, Friday Eboka
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Don’t Come To Rivers To Play Politics, Wike Charges New Rivers CP, Friday Eboka

GOVERNOR Nyesom Wike on Friday charged new Commissioner of Police (CP) in Rivers state, Friday Eboka to shun politics and focus on core mandate of protecting lives and property. Wike, receiving CP Eboka at Government House, Port Harcourt, told him, “I will never come to you to say Mr. CP go and do what is illegal. I will never come to you to say so and so person is my friend, he was arrested for kidnapping, so release him. In fact, I’ll even say take him away. Because if I support the person who is kidnapping, it may be my turn tomorrow, I won’t always be governor. “So, whatever you can do with your team, please I beg you in the name of God, provide security. Don’t come here and play politics.” The governor said he is not unmindful that some persons may have recommended him to...
Five People Arrested Over The Death Of Four Officers In Calabar
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Five People Arrested Over The Death Of Four Officers In Calabar

The Cross River State Commissioner of police, Sikiru Akande has revealed that 5 persons were now in their custody following the killing of four police officers in the early hours of Thursday along with MCC -Idungdung road, Etab Ayip axis, Calabar Municipality Local Government Area. Akande who also confirmed the incident in his office to Journalists said that the four policemen on mufti were killed and that five persons have been arrested already in connection with the tragic killing. He said:” Their target is to dampen our spirit. But we are resolute and we are going to strike back at them. It is often said, he who laughs last laughs best; Let Cross River People wait for that last laugh. It will make us happier.” “We have arrested five persons who are connected with the develo...
Anambra CP, Kuryas Visits Checkpoint Attacked By Hoodlums
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Anambra CP, Kuryas Visits Checkpoint Attacked By Hoodlums

The new Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr Monday Bala Kuryas, has visited two spots in Mkpologwu, Aguata Local Government Area and Omogho in Orumba North, where gunmen attacked police patrol teams this morning. According to eye witnesses, the gunmen who drove in both a salon car and a Mercedes Benz 4Matic SUV, opened fire on the policemen who had been deployed on patrol in the two areas. The attackers also set a police patrol van on fire. There was no immediate motive for the attacks or the number of casualties involved as at the time of this report, but the Anambra State Police Commissioner has assured that the hoodlums would soon be captured.    
Police Reverses Ogun CP’s Redeployment to Jos
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Police Reverses Ogun CP’s Redeployment to Jos

The Nigeria Police Force has reversed the redeployment of the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, to the Police Staff College, Jos. DAILY POST reported on Sunday that Ajogun was redeployed alongside nine others, in a police wireless message dated 12/02/2021, with reference number, TH.5361/FS/FHQ/ABJ/SUB.4/576. However, another police signal has been released by the Force headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday, asking Ajogun to remain in his former duty post, being Ogun Police Command. “INGENPOL has cancelled the posting of Compol Edward Owolowo Ajogun to CP Coordinator of Courses PSCJ. The officer is by this directive to remain in his former duty post please,” the police wireless message reads. No reason was given for the cancellation of the CP’s redeployment to J...
Suspected armed robbers attack Ekiti state workers, cart away N20m
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Suspected armed robbers attack Ekiti state workers, cart away N20m

Six gunmen suspected to be armed robbers have attacked accountants attached to the Cabinet Department of the Ekiti State Governor’s Office, snatching N20m from them.   The Nation reports that the accountants had gone to a bank at Government Secretariat Road, Ado-Ekiti, the state capital to cash the money and were on their way back to their office when they were attacked by the robbers who carted away the money.   “The officials were paymasters and accountants attached to the Cabinet Department of the Governor’s Office. They went to make withdrawal at the behest of their superiors and while returning, the robbers waylaid them at a place between the Chicken Republic and Fajuyi Park and dispossessed them of the huge cash.”an eyewitness said   Confirming the incide...
Lagos Police Deploys Special Constables To Formations Accross The State
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Lagos Police Deploys Special Constables To Formations Accross The State

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, today Monday 25th January, 2021, at the command headquarters ikeja, addressed the newly trained Community Policing Special constables drawn from all the Local Government Councils in the state on the ethics and Standard Operating Prosecure of the Community Policing Project. CP Hakeem Odumosu emphasised on their approved duties to complement the police including intelligence gathering, traffic control, joint patrol with the police and any other duties that their DPOs might deem necessary to providing security for lives and property. The special constables are being deployed to the 110 (one hundred and ten) Divisional Police headquarters across Lagos State with immediate effect. He warned them to desist from any act that...
Resign Instead Of Arresting Sunday Igboho, Nnamdi Kanu Warns Oyo CP, Ngozi
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Resign Instead Of Arresting Sunday Igboho, Nnamdi Kanu Warns Oyo CP, Ngozi

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, on Saturday warned the Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Mrs Ngozi Onadeko to resign now rather than arrest Sunday Igboho. Kanu made the call as a swift response to the news making rounds about the arrest of Igboho over his quit notice to herdsmen. Nnamdi Kanu, in a statement, warned Ngozi to ensure nothing happens to Igboho and Yoruba youths rising up against herdsmen. Nnamdi Kanu stated that “You are an Igbo woman so I expect you to be reasonable enough to know that Fulani IGP posted you to Oyo to superintend the arrest or possible killing of Yoruba youths in order to ferment enmity between the East and the West at this critical juncture in the history of the liberation of all indigenous peoples across Nigeria,...
Three men arrested for beating 23-year-old to death over alleged phone theft in Ogun
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Three men arrested for beating 23-year-old to death over alleged phone theft in Ogun

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested three men who beat a 23-year- old man to death over an alleged phone theft.   According to the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the three men identified as Ugo Obi, Chinonso Jude and Chibuke Samson, all of MTN street Iju Ota, were arrested following a report by one Ajibade Gbenga who reported at Onipanu divisional headquarters that his son Samuel Ajibade was alleged to have stolen two handsets by the suspects, consequent upon which the three suspects jointly beat him to state of comma.   Oyeymi said Ajibade informed the police that the deceased was rushed to general hospital ota for medical attention but was confirmed dead on arrival, by the doctor on duty. Upon the report, the...
Arrest, Treat Sunday Igboho, Others Like Criminals, Makinde Tells Oyo CP
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Arrest, Treat Sunday Igboho, Others Like Criminals, Makinde Tells Oyo CP

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has asked the new Commissioner of Police in Oyo, CP Ngozi Onadeko, to arrest and treat those igniting ethnic tension in the state as criminals. Makinde said this on Friday when Onadeko paid him a courtesy visit at the Governor’s Office, Agodi, Secretariat, Ibadan. He spoke against rising tension in the state by the ultimatum given by self-acclaimed leader of Yoruba freedom agitators, Sunday Igboho, to people of Fulani ethnic stock to vacate the Ibarapa area of the State. Makinde said that attempt to fuel security tension under any guise that would threaten the corporate vision of Nigeria would not be tolerated by his administration. He said that his government was not against any ethic group, but was determined to flushing out criminal element...
Lagos Bye-Elections: Police Declare Restriction Order, Sue For Peaceful Conduct
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Lagos Bye-Elections: Police Declare Restriction Order, Sue For Peaceful Conduct

LAGOS EAST SENATORIAL AND KOSOFE 11 CONSTITUENCY BYE ELECTIONS: POLICE DECLARE RESTRICTION ORDER, SUE FOR PEACEFUL CONDUCT. #LagosEastElection #KosofeII In a bid to have free, fair and credible bye elections into the Lagos East Senatorial and Kosofe 11 Constituency, Lagos State House of Assembly seats, the Lagos State Police Command has declared restriction of movement between 6am and 6pm on Saturday, 5th December, 2020. The Commissioner of Police , Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, made the declaration today Thursday 3rd December, 2020 while deliberating on the strategies put in place with the election monitoring officers deployed from the Force Headquarters, Abuja, to assist and monitor the elections in Lagos State. The election monitoring team, which comprises two Commiss...
“We are called chief security officers only in name” – El-Rufai speaks on killings and insecurity
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“We are called chief security officers only in name” – El-Rufai speaks on killings and insecurity

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has commented on the widespread killings and insecurity witnessed across the country.   In an interview on Channels Television on Monday November 30, the Kaduna state Governor disclosed that he and other Governors are frustrated with the current security architecture.   El-Rufai who noted that the governors are only called chief security officers in name, stated that they have no control over the police. He also disclosed that he doesn't have a say in who gets posted to his state as Commissioner of Police, and those appointed can also flag his directive or get it cleared by the Inspector-General of police before carrying it out.   Watch the video below.....   View this post on Instagram ...
”Rise up to the security challenges in Lagos” CP Hakeem Odumosu tells police officers
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”Rise up to the security challenges in Lagos” CP Hakeem Odumosu tells police officers

The Lagos state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has challenged officers in the command to rise up to the security challenges being faced in the state.   The level of insecurity in Lagos has risen astronomically since the crisis that erupted after the #EndSARS protest was hijacked by hoodlums who maimed people including security personnel and destroyed so many properties. Police presence in communities has dropped due to the alleged drop in the morale of the police after the unfortunate incident.   The state Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, with a view to improving security in  Lagos, on Wednesday, November 25, parleyed the Inspectors and rank and file cadres of the command on improved service delivery   At the conference which held at the ...
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...
Fulani Herdsman Not Planning Attack On Abians – Commissioner Of Police, Agbede
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Fulani Herdsman Not Planning Attack On Abians – Commissioner Of Police, Agbede

The Abia state Commissioner of Police CP Janet Agbede dispelled rumours that Fulani are grouping to launch an attack on Abians. Addressing a press conference in Umuahia, the state capital on Wednesday the CP described the rumour as false. She said “This rumor is not only false but the Handwork of those intending to cause more tension and confusion across the state. I wish to reassure the law-abiding citizens and residents in the state to go about their lawful businesses as the law enforcement agencies are ever ready to protect their lives and properties". She also called out to hoodlums who took advantage of the #EndSARS protest in the state to loot public and private properties to return them or be ready to face the full rot of the law.
Teenager Arrested with 14 used Female Panties in Ogun
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Teenager Arrested with 14 used Female Panties in Ogun

A 16-year-old boy identified as Adeniyi Muhammed has been arrested in Ogun state after being caught with 14 used female panties.  Ogun state police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested after a resident of Kano Street in the Ayetoro area of the state lodged a complaint over the theft of her panties on Tuesday August 18.  Oyeyemi said;  “A search warrant was executed in his dwelling house and another 14 used woman pants were recovered there. The suspect has confessed to the commission of the crime but claimed that he was sent by somebody to get those pants for him. Effort is on top gear to get his so-called accomplice arrested.” It was further learnt that the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has directed that t...
59-year-old Pastor Arrested for Raping 10-year-old Girl in Ogun
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59-year-old Pastor Arrested for Raping 10-year-old Girl in Ogun

59-year-old Pastor Okedokun Abiodun of the Light Christian Church, Odeda in Odeda Local Government Area, Ogun state, has been arrested by men of the state police command for allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl (name withheld). In a statement released on Tuesday, July 14, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said Okedokun was arrested following a report by the father of the victim at Odeda Police station. ''The suspect saw his daughter playing with other children and he called her to go and bring his key for him in his room, while the innocent girl was going into the room, the pastor allegedly followed her behind, pushed her into the bed, covered her mouth with his hands and forcefully had carnal knowledge of he. Upon the report, the DPO Odeda div...
Lagos Police Command Release Official Statement on the Murder-suicide Incident that Happened in Lekki
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Lagos Police Command Release Official Statement on the Murder-suicide Incident that Happened in Lekki

The Lagos state police command has released an official statement on the murder-suicide incident that happened in the state on Sunday, June 21. LIB had earlier shared the sad story. Spokesperson of the state police command, Bala Elkana, in the statement released, said the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered a thorough investigation into the matter. Read the press statement below   On 21/06/2020 at about 1600hrs, Ilasan Police Station received an information that, a couple identified as, Olamide Alli 'f' 25 years old and Chris Ndukwe 'm' 39 years old were found dead in the man's residence at road 5, House 16a, Victory Point Estate, Ilasan. A team of homicide detectives was deployed to the scene and the crime scene was preserved for forensic analysis....
Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi Detained By State Commissioner of Police, Over Plans To Defect To PDP
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Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi Detained By State Commissioner of Police, Over Plans To Defect To PDP

Ondo state deputy governor, Mr Agboola Ajayi, was detained on Saturday night for several hours by the state commissioner of police, Bolaji Salami. In the video obtained by us, the commissioner was heard saying “ your are already defecting, even your letter was brought to me this evening , you are defecting on Monday”. The deputy governor interjected and asked how his (Salami) decision to defect was a concern of the Police commissioner. He said: “Are you not a police officer, a senior officer, if I decide to leave a party for another, what’s your concern, are you the APC chairman, are you the PDP chairman.” MCI understands that the deputy governor had been nursing the idea of dumping his principal Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu in the order to contest against him in the forthcoming gu...
32-year-old Man Arrested for allegedly Defiling 7-year-old Girl in Anambra
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32-year-old Man Arrested for allegedly Defiling 7-year-old Girl in Anambra

A 32- year -old man has been arrested by men of the Anambra state police command for allegedly defiling a seven-year-old girl at Okpoko near Onitsha. Spokesperson of the state police command, Haruna Mohammed, in a statement released, gave the identity of the suspect as Chigbo Akpoluobi, a resident of Obodoukwu Road, Nkitaku, Okpoko, Anambra. According to Mohammed, the suspect allegedly lured the victim to his apartment on June 14, to defile her. “On June 16, at about 12: 30p.m., following a tip off, police operatives attached to the Okpoko Division, arrested one Chigbo Akpoluobi for defiling a seven-year -old girl. The scene was visited by police detectives and the victim was taken to the hospital for medical examination. Meanwhile, the suspect has voluntarily confessed to ...
60-year-old Man Rescued From Kidnappers; One Suspect Arrested
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60-year-old Man Rescued From Kidnappers; One Suspect Arrested

A 60-year-old man, Oghenekaro Isiakpere, has been rescued from his abductors in Delta State. The victim was kidnapped by three gunmen while inside his Toyota Camry car at the site of his new building at Okomo Grace Close, Aladja Community in Udu Local Government Area, Vanguard reports. However, a police patrol team, supported by the local vigilante, pursued the gunmen. During the chase, the car of the suspected kidnappers crashed into a pavement on the road, forcing two members of the gang to flee on foot, leaving behind their gang member, Ogaga Iyeye, who was apprehended. The Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Hafiz Mohammed Inuwa confirmed the incident. He told the publication that the Police also recovered one cut to size gun, one live and one expended cartridge and ...
Policeman Arrested for Killing Motorcyclist over N100 Bribe in Adamawa
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Policeman Arrested for Killing Motorcyclist over N100 Bribe in Adamawa

A policeman who allegedly shot dead a motorcyclist for refusing to pay N100 bribe at a checkpoint in Maiha local government of Adamawa state, has been arrested. The security operative who reportedly killed the 20-year-old commercial motorcycle operator has been identified as police corporal, Richard Zaphet. The incident sparked off a crisis in Wuro-ba Adamu village but was brought under control. Sulaiman Nguroje, the state police command spokesperson confirmed the incident on Wednesday June 3. He said the arrested police officer is now facing investigation. Nguroje said; “Yes the policeman in question Cpl. Richard Zaphet has since been arrested and brought to the State CID. “The commissioner of police has directed an assistant commissioner of police to investigate and re...
Plateau police apprehend three suspects involved in lecturer’s death
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Plateau police apprehend three suspects involved in lecturer’s death

Plateau State Police Command has apprehended three suspects believed to have killed a senior lecturer with the University of Jos and kidnapped his six-year-old daughter. The command has equally arrested three kidnappers, who shot Rev Canon Bayo James Femourune and two members of his family. Addressing journalists in Jos, yesterday, the State Commissioner of Police, Edward Chuka Egbuka said operatives of DSS in Plateau State were able to track down two other members of the notorious gang of kidnappers, who kidnapped the university don and had earlier escaped gun battle with the Police with bullet wounds. He added that on interrogation by the DSS operatives, the suspects confessed to being part of the gang that murdered the lecturer and kidnapped his daughter. They took the operatives ...
Soldier, Deserters Who kidnapped an undergraduate from Imo and Killed him in Anambra have been Nabbed
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Soldier, Deserters Who kidnapped an undergraduate from Imo and Killed him in Anambra have been Nabbed

  A soldier and other suspects have been nabbed over the kidnap and murder of Leo Micah Isiah, whose death angered people and birthed the hashtag #JusticeForLeo. The suspects confessed to killing the 22-year-old student of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, after collecting the N800,000 in his account. LIB initially reported how one of the members of the gang, named Godson Chimezie, led SARS officers to the place where the body of Leo Micah Isaiah was dumped in Anambra after he was kidnapped in Imo State. Beside the victim's decaying body was the large stone he said they used to kill him. He said they had stopped him when they saw him with his car and they accused him of being a Yahoo boy. They then led him away with his car and took his money before kil...
Bus Driver With 3,000 Cartridges, Woman Transporting Marijuana Arrested in Delta State
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Bus Driver With 3,000 Cartridges, Woman Transporting Marijuana Arrested in Delta State

A bus driver nabbed with 3,000 catridges and a woman transporting marijuana and cocaine have been arrested by the Delta State Police. The state's Commissioner of Police, Hafiz Inuwa paraded the suspects before newsmen on Wednesday May 13. He said the 44-year-old driver identified as Felix Ade, was ar­rested along Asaba express­way. Ade who is from Ondo state, claimed he was giveN the boxes to deliver in Edo State. He said; “I am a driver, I do not know about the con­tent of the bag until the po­lice searched it. It was given to me as a waybill and I was told it was padlock that was in the box.” 36-year-old Kate Obi who was nabbed with tons of marijuana and cocaine, said she was not aware that dealing in such drugs is a crime in the country. She said she was given the parcel...
I Killed Them Because of N4m – Leader of Kidnapping Gang that Killed Three UNIPORT, RSU Students Tells Police
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I Killed Them Because of N4m – Leader of Kidnapping Gang that Killed Three UNIPORT, RSU Students Tells Police

The Rivers state police command has paraded five suspected killers of three University students in the state. Recall that on May 1, LIB shared the story of how the Anti-cultism unit of Rivers State police command, arrested members of a kidnapping gang who abducted and killed three students - Nelson Nwafor and Fortune Obemba, both students of the Rivers State University, RSU;  and Joy Adoki, a student of Management Science in the University of Port Harcourt, UNIPORT.   The undergraduates were kidnapped on April 7 2020. After an extensive investigation, the suspects were arrested and one of them led security operatives to the shallow grave where the three students were buried. Briefing journalists at the police headquaters in Port Harcourt, Commissioner of police...
Assistant Police Commissioner Dies In Kano
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Assistant Police Commissioner Dies In Kano

Nigerian Mobile Police Commander (MOPOL 9) and Assistant Commissioner of Police, Atiku Nagodi is dead. The commander of MOPOL 9 which is domiciled at Hotoro, Nassarawa local government area of Kano state died on Monday after a protracted illness at his residence. Kano Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa confirmed the death to our Correspondent Idris Jibrin. He said the late MOPOL Commander served in many police formations before his deployment as MOPOL 9 Commander, where he was until his death. DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa said funeral prayers were observed at the residence of the deceased on BUK road and he was buried later in the day. Haruna stressed, “He did not die of corona virus.he died after protracted illness”. The late MOPOL Commander ...
Security Guard  Stabs Man to Death for Refusing to Wear a Face Mask in Onitsha
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Security Guard Stabs Man to Death for Refusing to Wear a Face Mask in Onitsha

Tragedy struck in Onitsha, Anambra state today Monday May 4 after a security guard, Ibuchi Nwoju, allegedly stabbed a 22-year-old man, Cletus Chisom, to death for failing to use his face mask. According to reports, Chisom had an altercation with the security guard at a market over face mask observance before the guard allegedly stabbed him in his chest leading to his instant death. Confirming the incident to newsmen, the spokesperson of the state command, Haruna Mohammed, said the security guard has been arrested while the body of the deceased has been deposited in the morgue. “Police operatives from Okpoko Division in Onitsha arrested a private security guard attached to Coca-Cola Market Onitsha, one Ibuchi Nwoju, ‘m’, aged 26 years of Asa village, Abia State, but resides in ...
Man allegedly Commits Suicide After Quarrel with Wife in Anambra
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Man allegedly Commits Suicide After Quarrel with Wife in Anambra

The Anambra State Police has confirmed the death of 47-year-old man identified as Samuel Nweke, who reportedly committed suicide after a quarrel with his wife. It is suspected that the deceased who left a suicide note in his apartment at Awada, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, took the decision after his wife left their home on February 25 following a disagreement. Anambra State's Police Spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed said Nweke's corpse was removed by his relatives. He also disclosed that the state's commissioner of police, John Abang has ordered an investigation into the incident. Mohammed said; “Police detectives attached to Awada division visited the scene, cordoned off the area and photographed the victim after he was confirmed dead by a medical doc...
Gunmen Kidnap 5 Female Students, Teacher, 2 Security Guards in Niger
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Gunmen Kidnap 5 Female Students, Teacher, 2 Security Guards in Niger

Five female students, one teacher and two security guards of Tular Academy, a school in Moruba area  in Mariga Local Government Area of Niger have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen. Confirming the incident, the state Commissioner of Police, Adamu Usman told newsmen that the gunmen arrived the school at about 1:45 a.m. on Monday March 2nd and carried out the attack. According to the commissioner, the command did not get to know about the attack on time due to the bad telephone network in the area. He also blamed the porous nature of the school and poor location as factors that enabled the bandits to strike. He said efforts are been made to rescue the students unhurt. ''We have since deployed Special Technical Squad and Armed Anti-Kidnapping Squad to identify areas with a view to...
Police Arrest Inspector for allegedly Killing Civilian in Edo
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Police Arrest Inspector for allegedly Killing Civilian in Edo

The Edo State Police Command on Wednesday said it has arrested a police inspector, who allegedly shot a civilian, Richard Odia (pictured) to death in Benin in February. Spokesman of the command, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, who disclosed this in a statement, said the state Commissioner of Police, Lawan Jimeta, had directed an immediate orderly room trial of the inspector. He explained that the police inspector was serving in Delta Command where he was attached to the Department of Operations and was on special duty to 301 Construction Company, Asaba. The command’s spokesman said the policeman was on escort duty from Asaba to Benin when he shot and killed the deceased on Feb. 11 at about 7:00 p.m. The police personnel, shot and seriously wounded the deceased with an AK-47 rifle a...
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Man Confesses to Raping 6 Underage Boys in Anambra

The Anambra State Police command have paraded a suspect arrested for raping some boys between the ages of 10 and 14 years in Awka, Anambra State. The suspect identified as 38-year-old Emmanuel Bassey from Abi Local Government Area of Cross River State, confessed to the sad act and also blamed his actions on demons. Parading the suspect, the state police spokesperson Haruna Mohammed said; “On February 21 at about 3:27pm, following a tip-off, police detectives attached to B’ Division Awka arrested one Emmanuel Bassey ‘m’ aged 38years of Abi LGA of Cross Rivers State but resides at Ngozika Housing Estates, Awka. “Suspect allegedly had unlawful carnal knowledge against the order of nature with over six small boys of between 10 and 14 years on different occasions. "The suspec...
Federal Polytechnic Staff Shot Dead As Ebonyi PDP Councilorship Primary Turns Bloody
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Federal Polytechnic Staff Shot Dead As Ebonyi PDP Councilorship Primary Turns Bloody

According to The Nation, one person has been killed in Ebonyi as the primaries for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) turned bloody on Friday with pockets of violence recorded in various parts of the state. The victim,  Mr Enyinnaya Ibiam, who was a Staff of Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic Uwanna, Afikpo North Local government area, was shot to death by an unknown member of rival group of the party in the area. Though reports were sketchy at the time of this report, it was however gathered that the bullet that killed him was intended for another person. Commissioner of Police, Awosola Awotinde confirmed the killing. He said the police are on the trail of the shooter and will soon arrest him to answer for his crime. He, however did not disclose the name of the shooter. ...
We Will Scatter Nnamdi Kanu’s Parents’ Burial If IPOB Attends – Police
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We Will Scatter Nnamdi Kanu’s Parents’ Burial If IPOB Attends – Police

The Abia State Police Command has warned members of the Indigenous People of Biafra to steer clear of the burial of the parents of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu. The Commissioner of Police, Mr Ene Okon, said the police would not allow IPOB to participate in the burial. He added that if members of the proscribed organisation were seen anywhere around the burial venue, the police would scatter the burial. IPOB had earlier asked the Nigerian army and other security agencies to better face the real security challenges confronting the country, instead of stopping them from burying His Royal Majesty Eze Israel Okwu Kanu and his wife. The pro-Biafran said its members were not coming for war but to pay their last respects to the parents of their leader. But the CP said he had reache...
Lagos Police Boss, Hakeem Odumosu Tells Owners Of Unregistered Vehicles To Register Their Vehicles
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Lagos Police Boss, Hakeem Odumosu Tells Owners Of Unregistered Vehicles To Register Their Vehicles

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, yesterday advised owners of unregistered vehicles plying the state roads to register them or risk arrest when caught. Saying the same warning goes to those whose plate numbers had been defaced, Odumosu also told escort vehicles to register their vehicles and get the right documents from the vehicles registry, saying defaulters would be penalised. The police boss warned escort vehicles without plate numbers and those illegally bearing plate numbers showing names, titles or positions to desist from such a practice, adding that the wrath of the law would be meted out on such offenders. He gave those who fall within the above-stated categories a seven- day ultimatum to comply with the provisions of the law or face enforcement. ...
Lagos gets new Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Olusegun Odumosu
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Lagos gets new Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Olusegun Odumosu

A new Commissioner of Police has been appointed for the Lagos State Command. He is CP Hakeem Olusegun Odumosu. He is to take over from the newly promoted Assistant Inspector General Of Police, AIG Zubairu Muazu, who has been at the helm of affairs in Lagos, after CP Edgal Imohimi.
Missing Federal Judge Found In FCT Satellite Town
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Missing Federal Judge Found In FCT Satellite Town

According to Punch Metro, a Federal High Court judge, Idrissa Saleh, declared missing since Saturday, has been found at a filling station in Nyanya, a satellite town in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The FCT police spokesman, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, confirmed to Punch Metro that Saleh was found on Tuesday (today). He said, “The missing judge has been found; he was located at a filling station in Nyanya.” But Manzah could not ascertain if Saleh was found by the Police or his family members. The PUNCH had reported how the judge discharged himself from a hospital where he was undergoing treatment and went out in a taxi to an unknown location since Saturday. Saleh’s disappearance caused panic among his family members who reported the incident to the Police. A family membe...
Robbers invade police barracks in Delta
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Robbers invade police barracks in Delta

Police officers and their families residing in the ‘B’ Police Barracks along the Benin-Onitsha expressway in Asaba, Delta State have raised the alarm of incessant robbery attacks on them in recent times.   The residents of the barracks who spoke to The Sun on condition of anonymity, said the robbery suspects have taken advantage of the prevailing dakrness in the barracks to unleash series of attacks on them. The barracks was thrown into darkness two months ago after yet-to-be-identified persons vandalized the transformer serving the barracks and who also made away with the cables.   ''Robbers have been coming here to dispossess us of our property. We have lost power generating sets, handsets laptops and personal effects to the dreaded thieves. There is uncleared vegetat...
Retired Female Police Commissioner Joins Bayelsa Governorship Race
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Retired Female Police Commissioner Joins Bayelsa Governorship Race

A retired Commissioner of Police, Diseye Nsirim-Poweigha, on Friday, obtained the Expression of Interest and Nomination forms of the All Progressives Congress for the August 29 Bayelsa primary. She became the first female governorship aspirant in the November 16 governorship race in Bayelsa State. Nsirim-Poweigha who served as Commissioner of Police in Niger State advocated adequate funding of the nation’s security. “Government need to put more money into the security apparatus of the state. Security is not only government business, but it is also everyone’s business. Whether state or federal police, what is needed is adequate funding,” she said. Nsirim-Poweigha lamented poor communication system among security agencies in Bayelsa with their colleagues in other parts of the cou...
Thugs attack APC secretariat in Zamfara State
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Thugs attack APC secretariat in Zamfara State

Suspected hoodlums allegedly attacked the All Progressives Congress (APC) Secretariat in Zamfara State and destroyed property worth millions of Naira, including billboards, posters and windows.   Briefing newsmen on Wednesday in Gusau, Abdullahi Tsafe, the Chairman of the Security Committee of the party, said that the attacks were carried out on Monday and Tuesday.   Tsafe, who is a retired Commissioner of Police, said that apart from the state Secretariat at the bypass Gusau, the Central Zonal office of the party and other offices across the state were also attacked. He decried the action and said that the party had since alerted the police over the matter. “I believe they must have acted on it by now. If our members reacted to that it would create problem, but APC ...
Kidnappers Kill Sen Abbo’s Uncle, Abduct Stepmother
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Kidnappers Kill Sen Abbo’s Uncle, Abduct Stepmother

Kidnappers have killed an uncle of Sen Ishaku Abbo and taken away his stepmother. A witness said the kidnappers stormed Abbo’s country home in the early hours of Saturday and killed Abbo’s uncle for raising alarm as they were taking away the senator’s stepmother identified as Rifikatu Ishaku. The development will further distress Abbo, the senator representing Adamawa North District in the National Assembly, battling the embarrassment of being rebuked nationwide for slapping a woman in an Abuja sex toy shop. The witness to the killing and abduction story said the gunmen struck the family house of the senator in Muchalla ward of Mubi North Local Government Area of the state around 1am on Saturday and seized Madam Rifikatu Ishaku, who had a child a couple of weeks ago. The witnes...
Police Arrest Two In Possession Of Human Skulls In Oyo
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Police Arrest Two In Possession Of Human Skulls In Oyo

The Oyo State Police Command on Friday paraded two men found in possession of human skulls in Ogbomoso town. The Commissioner of Police, Mr Shina Olukolu, while parading the men with 55 other suspects arrested for various offences including armed robbery and cultism, said the duo of Abdullahi Basiru and Adekola Martin were arrested on July 11, for being in possession of human skulls. He said, “On July 11, 2019, at about 1600hrs patrol team attached to Ikoyi Ile/Ogbomoso road led by inspector Benjamin Olayiwola intercepted Abdullahi Basiru and Adekola Martin both of Oja Funi Area, Ede, Osun state with two human skulls.” He said upon interrogation, they were unable to give satisfactory account of the two human skulls in their possession. The CP also paraded a man, Tajudeen Olaler...
Gunmen Kill Police Orderly, Abduct Two Chinese Expatriates In Edo
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Gunmen Kill Police Orderly, Abduct Two Chinese Expatriates In Edo

Unknown gunmen have reportedly abducted two Chinese working with a glass and aluminium company in Benin, Edo State. The police orderly attached to the victims was also killed during the operation that took place on Wednesday at the Utesi community along the Benin-Auchi Road, where the company is located. The victims were said to be on their way home after the close of work when the gunmen blocked their vehicle and took them into custody after killing the police orderly. A source, who spoke with our correspondent in confidence, said, “As soon as the victims came out of the company’s premises, the gunmen, who apparently had been waiting for them, started trailing them.” The source added that the gunmen killed the cop attached to the victims, before abducting the Chinese. The s...
Police Ban Pasting of Campaign Posters at Night
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Police Ban Pasting of Campaign Posters at Night

The Lagos State police command Lagos police spokesman, Chike Oti, who made the disclosure, warned political actors to adhere to the instruction. “The office of the Commissioner of Police is inundated with complaints of indiscriminate removal/destruction of campaign posters/billboards of political parties/aspirants by unknown persons. It was alleged that those involved in this act usually operates at odd hours, particularly between 1:00a.m. and 4:00a.m. The trend, if not reversed, may lead to breakdown of law and order with its attendant consequences. “Thus, police authorities after due consultation with relevant stakeholders, hereby warn that pasting of campaign posters/billboards and other advertisements should be done during the day between the hours of 6:00a.m. and 6:00p.m. on...
F-SARS Arrests Robbery And kidnap Suspects in Imo State
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F-SARS Arrests Robbery And kidnap Suspects in Imo State

Operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Imo State Police Command have arrested alleged notorious armed robbery and kidnap suspects said to be terrorising the Ndiuche/Arondizuogu axis of the state. The state Commissioner of Police, Dasuki Galadanchi the suspects, Chikwendu Udeoye, 4; Agafechukwu Ojukwu, 34; and Maxwell Odenigbo, 45, were arrested by the F-SARS operatives led by its commander, Geoffrey Victor, on November 23, 2018. The police boss said the suspects were allegedly involved in armed robbery, murder and kidnap activities. The CP stated, “The suspects were arrested at Ndiuche Arondizuogu in the Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo state by F-SARS operatives coordinated by the commander, Victor Godfrey, and led by ASP Banjoko Oluwemimo, following t...
Outrage as Youths Storm Market in Gboko, Benue and Forcefully Shaved Young Men with ‘long’ and Afro Hair
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Outrage as Youths Storm Market in Gboko, Benue and Forcefully Shaved Young Men with ‘long’ and Afro Hair

Jemgbagh youths in Gboko, Benue State on Monday afternoon Dec 3rd, stormed Gboko main market with operation "Say no to cultism" and forcefully cut people's hair. According to the youths, anyone who keeps long hair is a cultist. Activists in the state have expressed outrage over the 'barbaric' treatment. Ukan Kurugh shared some photos from the scene of the incident. His post below: "Described as Jemgbagh youths and carrying assorted weapons like cutlasses and clubs, moving in a bus inscribed with Flight Transport limited, some young men today threatened the prevailing peace in Gboko by attacking people keeping hair and forcefully shaving them. They claimed they were out to hunt cultists. This act nearly sent the town into confusion. As at the time of filing this report, it wa...
Murtala Mohammed Airpot Not Under Any Form Of Attack- Police Says
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Murtala Mohammed Airpot Not Under Any Form Of Attack- Police Says

The Lagos state police command has debunked reports on social media that the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, is under attack by terrorists. Read a statement from the command's spokesperson, Chike Oti below The attention of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command has been drawn to a video trending on the social media purporting that the MMIA is under attack by terrorists. In view of the disturbing video, the authorities of Lagos State Police Command contacted the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operations at the Airport Command and he stated that the video was that of a simulation exercise carried out by the Nigerian Airforce in conjuction  with other agencies at the airport three years ago. The Command wishes to assure members of the public that MMIA...
Lagos Police Officer With A Bottle Of Beer In Public Arrested (Photos)
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Lagos Police Officer With A Bottle Of Beer In Public Arrested (Photos)

The attention of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Edgal Imohimi has been drawn to a publication on page two of the Guardian Newspaper of Wednesday September 12, 2018, in which a police Inspector was caught on camera holding a bottle of beer. The officer in question has been identified and arrested. He is Inspector Emmanuel Egba, a police motorcycle rider attached to Area 'M' Command, Idimu and NOT Rapid Response Squad (RRS ) as erroneously reported. When the Inspector was questioned by senior officers, he denied the allegation; stating that he recovered the beer bottle with liquid contents from a driver who was drinking right inside his car in traffic. He feared that the driver might get himself intoxicated thereby endangering his life and that of other road users. ...