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Police Says Maina Will Be Extradited To Nigeria Soon
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Police Says Maina Will Be Extradited To Nigeria Soon

Following the arrest of former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrashid Abdullahi Maina in Niamey, Niger Republic, the NPF is perfecting extradition processes of the fugitive to Nigeria to enable him face trial in pending criminal proceedings against him. Abdulrashid Maina, who was declared wanted by a court of competent jurisdiction, was arrested last night, 30th November, 2020 through the collaborative efforts of the operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, INTERPOL NCB, Abuja and their Nigerien counterpart. He is currently in a detention facility in Niger Republic awaiting the completion of the extradition processes. The Force assures the citizens, that there shall be no hiding place for any suspect, no matter how highly placed  
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. ...
IGP Announces SWAT To Replace Scrapped SARS
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IGP Announces SWAT To Replace Scrapped SARS

Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) has announced the formation of a new unit in the Nigeria Police Force (NPF). The new unit of the force named, Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) replaces the scrapped Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) dissolved on Sunday. This was made known in a statement by police spokesman, Frank Mba, in a Tuesday statement wherein officers of the abolished police unit were asked to report at the force headquarters for screening. “The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A. Adamu, NPM, mni has, today, 13th October, 2020, in accordance with Section 18 (10) of the Police Act 2020, ordered all personnel of the defunct SARS to report at the Force Headquarters, Abuja for debriefing, psychological and medical examination,” Mba wrote. “Th...
NPF Dismisses Policemen Who Slapped, Assaulted A Woman In Osun
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NPF Dismisses Policemen Who Slapped, Assaulted A Woman In Osun

The Nigeria police force has dismissed two of its officers captured in a viral video assaulting a woman at the Odo Ori Market in Iwo, Osun State. In the video, the two officers named Ikuesan Taiwo and Abass Ibrahim is seen flogging a lady who had tendered that she was running errands for drugs and food supplies amidst the lockdown in the state. In a statement released by the Force Public Relations Department on twitter, the two officers have been dismissed and would be arraigned for persecution for their unprofessional conduct. See tweet below
Constables Recruitment: IG Releases List Of Successful Candidates, Shuns Commission
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Constables Recruitment: IG Releases List Of Successful Candidates, Shuns Commission

Despite the suspension of the recruitment of 10,000 constables by the Police Service Commission, the Nigeria Police Force has released the list of candidates who passed the aptitude test conducted for applicants. The exercise has been marred by tussle for control by the NPF and the Commission which had the statutory mandate to recruit, discipline and promote police officers in the force. It was gathered that the release of the candidates’ list on Tuesday caught the Police Service Commission management by surprise. The Commission Chairman, Musiliu Smith, a retired Inspector-General of Police, was said to have been shocked by the decision of the IG, Mohammed Adamu, to release the list when they were yet to resolve the controversy surrounding the exercise. The Commission had l...
Police Suspend Recruitment Of 10,000 Constables, Give Reasons
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Police Suspend Recruitment Of 10,000 Constables, Give Reasons

The Police Service Commission, PSC, has disclosed the suspension of the ongoing recruitment process of 10,000 Constables into the Nigeria Police Force, NPF. PSC explained that the suspension would enable it to finalise the remaining stage of the exercise. A statement by the Commission’s spokesperson, Ikechukwu Ani on Friday urged candidates to wait for further directives from it. The statement reads: “The Police Service Commission has enjoined applicants for recruitment into the Constable Cadre of the Nigeria Police Force to exercise some patience as it finalises the remaining stage of the recruitment exercise. “The Commission also wishes to advise all the candidates who participated in the recruitment exercise up to the aptitude test, to ignore any list or information on t...
You Have The Right To Search A Policeman Before He Searches You — NPF
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You Have The Right To Search A Policeman Before He Searches You — NPF

The Nigeria Police Force says Nigerians have the right to search its men in select circumstances. The Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, said this in a statement on Monday title0d, ‘(Part 2) Tips For Safe And Cordial Conduct During An Arrest.’ The Police said if an officer is about to search a citizen or a property, that citizen has the right to first search the policeman in order to ensure that no evidence is planted. According to the NPF, Nigerians also have the right to demand to know the reason for their arrest whenever an arrest is about to be made.The Force spokesman further stated that in some instances, Nigerians have the right to demand that an arrest warrant is presented before allowing themselves to be apprehended. The statement reads in part, “You may polit...
NVBF President Appeals To FIVB To Help Train Nigeria’s Volleyball Coaches
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NVBF President Appeals To FIVB To Help Train Nigeria’s Volleyball Coaches

The President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Musa Nimrod, has appealed to the Federation of International Volleyball (FIVB) to assist the federation in training their coaches. Volleyball Nimrod told newsmen on Saturday in Abuja that technical personnel, particularly coaches, needed to be trained so as to be conversant with the latest technical aspects of the game. “This is an area we need to concentrate now, in order to ensure the growth of the sport. “We therefore need the support of the FIVB in order for us to grow to the desired level,’’ he said. The NVBF president, while reflecting on the just-ended Nigeria Volleyball Premier League, said he was happy that the league ended successfully. “There must be challenges for everything that have a start. I’m happy that...
Bishop Oyedepo Cautions President Buhari Over ‎Arabic Studies In Police Recruitment Test
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Bishop Oyedepo Cautions President Buhari Over ‎Arabic Studies In Police Recruitment Test

President of Living Faith Church Worldwide otherwise known as Winners Chapel, Bishop David Olaniyi Oyedepo, has charged President Muhamadu Buhari led administration to be conscious of every move and ‎policies that would spore religious war in Nigeria. Speaking during his prophetic ministration at the largest gathering of Christian worshipers worldwide in Canaan land Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria,‎ Oyedepo said: “The inclusion of Arabic studies in the recent Nigeria Police Force NPF recruitment Test is highly unacceptable.” “Some forces just want to score political marks by trying to divide impress the president and divide us as a people. This administration and all agents that want to divide us should be seriously warned as it’s too late to turn Nigeria into an Islamic State.” The Bish...
Three Soldiers Arrested Over Alleged Plot To Assassinate EFCC Boss, Magu Ibrahim
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Three Soldiers Arrested Over Alleged Plot To Assassinate EFCC Boss, Magu Ibrahim

Three soldiers and two civilians have been arrested over the attack, invasion of the home of the Mr. Ibrahim Magu, chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), with an alleged intent to assassinate the anti-graft boss, The Independent has reported. It was gathered that the armed men invaded Magu's farm house located at Barkin Uza Karshi area of Abuja on 12th of December, 2017. During the invasion, a Mobile policeman attached to 45 PMF, Sgt. Haruna Sarki who was on duty in Magu’s house was killed. The armed men carted away two AK47 rifles belonging to 45 PMF. Magu was not in the house as at the time of the attack. Five of the suspected armed robbers/assassins were arrested after investigation. Also, the two AK47 rifles belonging to the Nigeria Police Force(NPF) that w...
Police Kick As Evans Files Fresh N200m Suit Over Seized Trucks
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Police Kick As Evans Files Fresh N200m Suit Over Seized Trucks

Suspected millionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans, has urged the Federal High Court in Lagos to order the release of his seized 25 Mack trucks. Evans, through his lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, said the trucks were seized without a court order. Evans in a suit marked FHC/L/CS/1515/17, accused the Inspector-General of Police and four others of unlawfully seizing his 25 trucks and converted same to their own. Other respondents are Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Inspector-General of Police Response Team (IRT), Lagos State Commissioner of Police, and Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). Ogungbeje wants the court to award N200 million as general and exemplary damages against the police for the alleged violation of Evans’ rights under sections 36, 43, and 44 of the 1999 Cons...
Ill Dismiss Any Policeman Involved In Cultism — CP Edgal
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Ill Dismiss Any Policeman Involved In Cultism — CP Edgal

LAGOS State Commissioner of Police, CP,  Imohimi Edgal, yesterday, warned that any policeman caught in unprofessional acts, especially cultism would be dismissed from the Nigeria Police Force, NPF. This came as he cautioned owners of night clubs to be mindful of what transpired there, threatening that any club discovered to be used for criminal activities would have its operating license revoked. The warning was sequel to the arrest of a policeman, alongside members of one of the confraternities, at their meeting point, in Alapere area of Lagos. Speaking at a Town hall meeting with stakeholders in security, at Ogba, Edgal, called on policemen to be above board in the fight against crime and social vices. He called on members of the public to report any policeman associating with cultist...
Jonathan, CJN, Fayose, Bello, Okonjo-Iweala, Ex-Govs Under EFCC Probe
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Jonathan, CJN, Fayose, Bello, Okonjo-Iweala, Ex-Govs Under EFCC Probe

Names of some high profile individuals being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have been revealed. The Punch, in a report, said a list it obtained contained the names of Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen; Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State; his predecessor and the current Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi; and the immediate past Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. The names are in the list of high-profile cases involving over 100 politically-exposed persons and top-ranking public officers still being investigated by the EFCC as of August 2017. The list was recently sent by the EFCC to the Attorney General of the Federation and M...
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NBS Report About Corruption In Police Misleading – NPF

The Nigeria Police yesterday debunked claims contained in a report recently released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) which rated the Police as the most corrupt institution in Nigeria. Police Public Relations Officer, CPS Jimoh Moshood said the report failed in many respect to appraise the tremendous efforts by the Police to rid itself of corruption. He stated: “The Nigeria Police, after a careful study of the report, wishes to state categorically that it is entirely misleading, a clear misrepresentation of facts, essentially based on hearsays which made it unempirical, and the survey instrument absolutely inadequate and therefore a plain distortion of the improved situation in the force as a result of the renewed com...
Widows Beg NPF To Pay Out Late Husbands’ Entitlements
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Widows Beg NPF To Pay Out Late Husbands’ Entitlements

The Enugu State chapter of the Nigeria Police Widows Association, NPWA, has urged the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, to settle their late husband’s entitlements to ameliorate their sufferings. “Life has become unbearable for us since we lost our bread winners. It is becoming increasingly difficult for us to survive,” its chairperson, Kelechukwu Kalu, said in Enugu on Wednesday. Ms. Kalu spoke at the launch of the association’s 2017 calendar. She said that some members had nothing doing to sustain their families and were finding it difficult to feed and pay school fees. Mr. Kalu, who was represented by the Secretary of the association, Florence Ochigbo, said that some of the widows’ children had graduated from higher institutions but were yet to secure jobs. “Those that have grad...
Court Rules Against Police In Evans’ Case
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Court Rules Against Police In Evans’ Case

The Federal High Court in Lagos has struck out the objection of the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, to the hearing of the N300m fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by suspected notorious kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans. The kidnap kingpin is demanding the sum of N300 million from the police for illegally detaining him since June 10, 2017, without pressing any charge against him in court. In a ruling delivered on Wednesday, Justice Abdulaziz Anka, dismissed the argument by the police that the case was not ripe for hearing because it and the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, were served with court papers in Lagos rather than in Abuja. He upheld the argument by Evans’ lawyer, Mr. Olukoya Ogungbeje, that by virtue of Order 5 Rule 2 of the Fundamental Rights Procedure...
PenCom Queries Bill On Paramilitary Pension Scheme
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PenCom Queries Bill On Paramilitary Pension Scheme

The National Pension Commission (PenCom) has kicked against the bill seeking to exclude paramilitary organisations including the police from the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS). The Acting Director-General of PenCom, Mrs Aisha Dahir-Umar, said in Abeokuta that the exclusion of the paramilitary organisations from the national pension scheme would not augur well for the officers and men of the outfits. She spoke at the 2017 Annual Retreat organised by Pension Operators (PenOp) comprising 21 Pension Funds Administrators (PFAs) and four Pension Custodians. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a bill seeking to amend the Pension Reform Act, 2014 to exclude members of the Nigeria Police, the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps and Nigeria Customs Service (NSCDC) from th...
Two Traffic Wardens Dismissed, Over N15,000 Extortion
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Two Traffic Wardens Dismissed, Over N15,000 Extortion

It was end of the road for two traffic wardens in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, as they were dismissed for extortion. The duo, Musa Muktari and Shuaibu Suleman before their dismissal were attached to the Wuse Police Division, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of the Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit, (PCRRU), Abayomi Shogunle, in a statement, said the policemen have been given Orderly Room trial. According to him, the Provost Department, Force Headquarters, Abuja found both wardens guilty of abuse of office, soliciting and receiving a bribe contrary to Paragraph C sub (IV), (VI) and (II) of the 1st Schedule of the Police Act and Regulation CAP 370 of 1990. “On 30th May, 2017 a motorist, (name withheld) came to the Public Com...
Enugu State Police Warns IPOB, BIM, Says It’ll Resist Sit-at-home On Biafra Day
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Enugu State Police Warns IPOB, BIM, Says It’ll Resist Sit-at-home On Biafra Day

The Enugu State Police Command has fired warning to the Biafra Independence Movement, BIM, and Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, stating that it would resist any attempt by the groups to force people to stay indoors on May 30, as they celebrate the 50 years of declaration of the defunct Biafran Republic. BIM and IPOB in their separate ways, had continued to sensitize their members on the planned planned sit-at-home through their sensitisation programme by appealing to the “Biafrans,” to observe May 30 as the 50 year anniversary of the declaration of Biafra by late Dim Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu by sitting at home. According to Vanguard, it has also been posting videos and sending oral messages in various languages in the South-East and South-South, including Igbo, Urhobo, Izan, Itsekiri,...
221 Policemen Guard Wike – Force Spokesman
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221 Policemen Guard Wike – Force Spokesman

The Nigeria Police Force has dismissed allegation by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State that the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris planned to kill him . It described the allegation as malicious , saying it was capable of misleading and causing disaffection between the NPF and the people of Rivers State , the police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood said in a statement on Sunday. Wike had in an interview said the IG had instructed the state Commissioner of Police to kill him, but the police disclosed that the governor was being guarded by 221 policemen. Moshood stressed that the governor had more policemen than some police area commands in some states and also faulted claims by Wike that nine Commissioners of Police had served in the state since the IG assumed office , hinting th...
Police Kills Hair Stylist In Delta State
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Police Kills Hair Stylist In Delta State

'Police brutality warri, Delta state, Akpos aka( Kporido ) is a hair stylist at Enerhen junction, he, together with 2 other guys who are siblings, Otikpo and his brother, I really don't know the name of his brother, were arrested on Wednesday 15/03/2017 by NPF B division in warri Delta state, at the venue they attended a service of song. They were about to leave at the end of the program, when some members of the police force intercepted them and took them away before anyone could notice save one witness, on the ground the car Otikpo bought was a stolen car, believe me none of the above mentioned guys could steal or have ever stolen, na warri we for grow, who dey thief with gun we know am, pocket picker we know am, 419 we know am, anything u dey do we must know, na enerhen junction, people...
Kemi Olunloyo To Tonto Dikeh: “You Should Have Killed Churchill With That Gun”
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Kemi Olunloyo To Tonto Dikeh: “You Should Have Killed Churchill With That Gun”

Kemi Olunloyo has told Tonto Dikeh she should have killed her estranged husband, Churchill Olakunle when she had that gun in Ghana for allegedly abusing her. You recall Ghanaian police had yesterday read out a report where they said, in a fit of anger, Tonto Dikeh allegedly destroyed property at her husband's house worth $15,000 dollars and waved a gun at Churchill's staff. This happened before Tonto wedded her now estranged husband. According to Kemi, from a woman who also suffered domestic violence, (pictured above), to another, Tonto should have shot Churchill when she had the chance. Kemi wrote on Instagram: THIS POST IS DEDICATED TO @TONTOLET #tontodikeh from a bold, brave, transparent woman. Like #ArethaFranklin and #WhitneyHouston sang "I'm every woman, it's all in me"..th...
Nigeria Customs Releases Update Of Grace Period For Auto Duty Payment
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Nigeria Customs Releases Update Of Grace Period For Auto Duty Payment

In response to public complaints and suggestions, the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) has approved the adjustment of points of payment and 60% rebate across the board from 2015 downward to ease the process and encourage all motor dealers in the position of unaccustomed vehicles to come forward and pay duty. 2. While the grace period remains Monday 13th March to Wednesday 12th April, the points of payments with the exception of Lagos and Port Harcourt will now be the nearest Customs Area Command. 3. Motor dealers in Lagos are to pay their duties at Zone ‘A’ Headquarters, No. 1 Harvey Road, Yaba and Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘A’, Ikeja. While in Port Harcourt, auto duty payment will be at Zone ‘C’ Headquarters, Nigeria Ports Authority. 4. In the sam...
Osinbajo Ignored Goodluck Jonathan’s Call – Femi Fani-Kayode Reveals
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Osinbajo Ignored Goodluck Jonathan’s Call – Femi Fani-Kayode Reveals

Former Minister of Aviation and PDP chieftain, Femi Fani-Kayode has revealed Acting President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo ignored former President Goodluck Jonathan the day leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, were stopped from holding their meeting at the International Conference Centre, ICC, Abuja. Fani-Kayode said that Jonathan had called Osinbajo after officers of the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, ‎barricaded the entrance to the venue for a PDP stakeholders meeting, but he (Osinbajo) was indifferent, and did nothing about the situation. The Ahmed Makarf-led faction on Monday called a stakeholders’ meeting at the International Conference Centre, ICC, to deliberate on the Appeal court ruling that authenticated Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as the PDP National Chairman but the meeting coul...
Nigerian Policemen Pictured Packing Onions On The Highway
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Nigerian Policemen Pictured Packing Onions On The Highway

This was said to have happened in Adavi, Kogi state yesterday, November 18. Some policemen were captured on camera picking onions from a moving loaded onion truck. According to Twitter user, @Dolusegun, who posted the pictures on social media, the men of the police force even used their helmets in packing the onions. He tweeted: ”Earlier today. Men of the @PoliceNG using their helmets to pick Onions that fell off a moving loaded onion truck in adavi, kogi state”
Police Burst Fake Result Sheets Printing Syndicate For Rivers South-East
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Police Burst Fake Result Sheets Printing Syndicate For Rivers South-East

Plot by the agents of the Rivers APC to rig the forthcoming Rivers South-East Senatorial District has been uncovered as the Police on Saturday bursted a fake result sheets printing syndicate in Port Harcourt . The Printing Press, Help-Mate Consult located at 12 Isiokpo Street D-Line Port Harcourt was printing fake result sheets for seven local government areas of the Rivers South-East when the police stormed the facility upon a tip off by a concerned Nigerian . Mr Magnus Abe is the Rivers South-East APC candidate for the rerun elections . Director of Help-Mate Consult , Atonye Peters, a prominent member of the APC from Opobo/Nkoro Local Government Area claimed that the printing contract was given to him by Mr Emma Chinda, an APC Leader and Former Commissioner for Agriculture under...
Sexual Abuse: Nigeria Police Force deploy 100 female personnel to Borno IDPs camps
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Sexual Abuse: Nigeria Police Force deploy 100 female personnel to Borno IDPs camps

The Borno Police Command said on Sunday that it had deployed 100 female policemen to Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in the state following allegation of abuse of women by camp officials. The Human Rights Watch, a non-governmental organization, had alleged mass abuse of girls and women by camp officials in its latest report. Mr Damian Chukwu, the Commissioner of Police in the state, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri that his command was taking steps to ensure the protection of IDPs. He said he had also constituted a high powered committee to oversee the running of the camps. “I have constituted a committee, led by the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), with Divisional Police Officers (DPO) and oth...
We Don’t Know Whether Our Daughter Is Dead Or Alive – Queen Chidinma’s Family Cries Out
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We Don’t Know Whether Our Daughter Is Dead Or Alive – Queen Chidinma’s Family Cries Out

When Chidinma Okeke, a 19-year-old student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka won Miss Anambra Beauty Pageant organised by the Anambra Broadcasting Service, in 2015, little did she or anyone else know that her reign as a beauty queen would record a sad end. The 300-level student of Medical Laboratory who hails from Ogboji community in Orumba South council area of Anambra State had been enjoying the benefits of her position until 11th day of October, 2016 when she was unceremoniously stripped of her crown by the organisers of the pageantry. The star prize, a car given to her was not only taken away from her and parked at the premises of the radio/TV house, but the Miss Anambra 2015 inscription on it was erased. According to the management of the station led by its Managing Director and ...