Friday, January 22

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Police constable, serving soldier arrested for armed robbery in Ondo

The Ondo State Police Command has arrested a newly recruited police constable, David Friday, and a serving soldier, Innocent Victor, for alleged involvement in armed robbery.   Briefing newsmen at the command headquarters on Thursday January 21, the State Police Commissioner, Bolaji Salami, said the police constable is attached to Olofin Police Station in Idanre local government area of the state while the soldier is serving with the 32 Artillery Brigade, Nigeria Army, Owena Cantonment, Akure.   The CP said the duo was arrested at Ojadale junction in Idanre where they attacked, robbed and disposed some people of their property and money.   The two suspects were reportedly armed with a jackknife and other dangerous weapons while some items were reportedly st...
Police Arrest Female Leader Of Notorious Kidnap Gang, 3 Others In Kano
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Police Arrest Female Leader Of Notorious Kidnap Gang, 3 Others In Kano

Police have arrested 4 member syndicate of suspected kidnappers in Kano after rescuing the victim unhurt. The suspected kidnappers’ group led by a woman, Maryam Mohammed, alias Hajiya aged 23, operated before their arrest in Zamfara and Kano, according to a statement issued by Kano Command Spokesman, DSP Abdullahi Haruna on Wednesday. Others members of the suspected criminal group are Sani Ibrahim, 35, alias, Mailafia, Shamsuddeen Suleiman, 21 years old, both of Butsa Village, Gusau LGA, Zamfara State and Ishaq Khalil, alias Baban Basma, 32 of Rijiyar Lemo Quarters, Fagge LGA of Kano State.
16-Year-Old Female Bandit In Niger State Arrested By Police, Arms Recovered
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16-Year-Old Female Bandit In Niger State Arrested By Police, Arms Recovered

Police Operatives attached to Anti-kidnapping unit of the Command while on patrol along Gwada/Shiroro road arrested the following suspects: (1) Abdulkareem Moh’d age 25yrs ‘m’ of Kauru, Kaduna State (2) Nura Ibrahim age 30yrs ‘m’ of Shengu fulani, Munya LGA (3) Jamilu Moh’d age 30yrs ‘m’ of Gwada and (4) Hauwa Mohammed age 30yrs ‘f’ Shengu fulani camp, Munya LGA. The said Abdulkareem and Nura were arrested with a sum of one million, five hundred thousand naira in their possession. During interrogation, the suspects confessed to be member of armed bandits terrorizing Kussasu/Galadima kogo area of Shiroro LGA and that the money is a proceeds from kidnapping ransom and sale of rustled cattle which they were sent to transfer the money to one Ishaku and Adamu both ‘m’ of Kagarko, Kaduna....
Robbery Victim, David Ntekim-Rex Dies After Police, Hospital Refused To Save Him
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Robbery Victim, David Ntekim-Rex Dies After Police, Hospital Refused To Save Him

A young man identified as David Ntekim-Rex has died after he was shot on his way home from work and Nigerians have blamed his death on the current state of the country. Cousin of the deceased revealed that David, a product designer at Crevatal, was robbed and shot at Jibowu on Friday, Jan 15. Hospitals allegedly refused to treat him because he had gunshot wounds. He said the The police were also called while David was still alive but they allegedly held on to his body as evidence of robbery. He died after losing so much blood. Hashtag #RIPDavid trended on Twitter after Nigerians took to the platform to mourn him. David's cousin wrote on Twitter; "My 'auntie' has three sons. She's always crazy about them. The middle child, David, is the most promising. He's a tech guy; ...
‘How Police Robbed Me Of 100k For Having 2 Laptops In Lagos’ – Man Shares Story
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‘How Police Robbed Me Of 100k For Having 2 Laptops In Lagos’ – Man Shares Story

Nigerian Twitter user, Femi @3eyedpixel, who is based in Netherlands recounts how police extorted N100k from him in Lagos just because he was with his laptops. Read his story below: Earlier today, officers of @PoliceNG robbed me of 100k in the presence of my wife. My only crime was having my official laptop with me. They couldn’t pin any crime on me so they insisted I follow them to station or pay 500k. I was running late for my flight, so I had to be diplomatic with them. We had a lot of back and forth and I finally had to settle for 100k (payment for being a Nigerian). I know nothing will be done, but I’m just putting my story out here for people to know our fight is far from over. I tweeted this just before my flight took off, so I didn’t see the replies until now that I’m h...
Police Reunite Three ‘Abandoned’ Children With Their Family
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Police Reunite Three ‘Abandoned’ Children With Their Family

Three children who were rescued in Damaturu, Yobe state capital have been reunited with their parents by the police. Police spokesman in the state, ASP Dungus Abdulkarim explained that the children were allegedly abandoned by their parents in Mafa Local Government Council of Borno state late 2020. Abdulkarim said the parents denounced the allegations saying they might have been abducted but later abandoned. After handing over the children, the Police warned the parents that the authorities will keep watch on how the children are being brought up. He said; “These children were said to have been abandoned by their parents after giving them transport fare to an unknown destination. “The children were found by our personnel along Maiduguri road trekking for a long-distanc...
55-Year-Old Man Arrested For Raping 7 Teenagers In Jos
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55-Year-Old Man Arrested For Raping 7 Teenagers In Jos

The police in Plateau state have arrested a 55-year-old man, Abdulhamid Sale, pictured above for allegedly raping seven teenagers in Bukuru community of Jos South local government area. A youth leader in the community, Aliyu Hassan, said the suspect was arrested after one of the mothers of his victim reported the matter to members of the vigilante group in the community. “The arrest of the suspect came after a report by a mother to one of the victims to the vigilante group in the area that she saw her daughter with a phone and felt that something was wrong. After a thorough investigation, we found out that the phone was given to the girl by the said Abdulhamid Sale, and further checks revealed that he raped seven girls, mostly 13 years old in Kugiya area of Bukuru, who are mostl...
Trump’s Twitter Ban: We Showed “Failure” To Police Global Public Discourse – Jack
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Trump’s Twitter Ban: We Showed “Failure” To Police Global Public Discourse – Jack

Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey has for the first time publicly reacted to the suspension of President Donald Trump's twitter account. Dorsey, while defending the suspension, conceded that it was done in a manner that undermined public discussion; a divisive and dangerous action that could set an unexpected and inappropriate precedent for free speech, one he has been a long-standing supporter for. Many have questioned the decision by big tech giants, Twitter and Facebook to suspend President Trump's accounts, including: German President Angela Merkel, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico, renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson and virulent Putin critic, Alexey Navalny. I do not celebrate or feel pride in our having to ban @realDonaldTrump from Twitter, or how we got here. After a ...
Bauchi Police Burst Sex Party, Arrest 20 Suspects
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Bauchi Police Burst Sex Party, Arrest 20 Suspects

Bauchi State Police Command has burst another sex party arresting 20 suspects believed to be organizers of the party. While parading the suspected sex party organizers alongside other suspected criminals at the Police Command headquarters on Wednesday, Commissioner, Lawal Tanko Jimeta said that the suspects were arrested following reliable information on their activities. Represented by the PPRO, DSP Ahmed Wakili, the Police Commissioner disclosed that, “Based on reliable Intel that suspected criminal syndicates notorious for thuggery (Sara-Suka), Phone snatching, and indecent acts including sex parties, were terrorizing residents of the state, the Command raised a team of detectives led by the Commander Rapid Respond Squad (RRS) who immediately embarked on around the clock opera...
Lagos police arrests owner of Club Victoria, to arraign him in court
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Lagos police arrests owner of Club Victoria, to arraign him in court

The police in Lagos state have arrested the owner of Club Victoria located in Victoria Island Lagos. Recall that over the weekend, the state police commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu, led a team of officers to raid the club and arrested the clubgoers. They were arrested for violating the COVID19 protocols. The state government in December announced a ban on all clubbing activities in the state as part of measures to contain the second wave of the COVID19 pandemic. According to the spokesperson of the state police command, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, the owner of the Victoria club will be arraigned at the Magistrate court Yaba this morning, January 12. He said the idea is to use the club owner as a scapegoat to serve as a deterrent to other defaulting club owners.
Police Pad December 2020 Promotion List With Strange Names – Sahara Reporters
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Police Pad December 2020 Promotion List With Strange Names – Sahara Reporters

SaharaReporters obtained padded names added to the list of the recently promoted Assistant Commissioners of Police to Deputy Commissioners of Police while the 17 excluded ACPs, who were last promoted in 2016 were sidelined for no reason. The Nigeria Police Force and the Police Service Commission promotion list has been padded with strange names who did not take the mandatory Promotion Examination nor go through any assessment using the Annual Performance Evaluation Report (APER), while 17 qualified senior officers were excluded. SaharaReporters obtained padded names added to the list of the recently promoted Assistant Commissioners of Police to Deputy Commissioners of Police while the 17 excluded ACPs, who were last promoted in 2016 were sidelined for no reason. The Police Ins...
Police Detain Young Nigerian, Solomon Emmanuel Akuma For 300 Days For Criticising Buhari
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Police Detain Young Nigerian, Solomon Emmanuel Akuma For 300 Days For Criticising Buhari

Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCIID) of Nigerian police force is reportedly holding a young pharmacist, Solomon Emmanuel Akuma in illegal detention for over 300 days at the FCIID headquarters in Abuja. Mr. Akuma was charged to court several months after his arrest for bogus charges including treasonable felony, sources say. Section 35 of the Nigerian Constitution forbids authorities from holding suspects in such manner. The young Nigerian was alleged to have constantly criticized the President Muhammadu Buhari and his administration through his social media and made a post presumed by the police to have threatened the life of the president in a Twitter bant last year. Despite obvious facts that Mr. Akuma is a young man who does not have the financia...
Police To Impound Vehicles With Escort, Pilot, Spy As Plate Numbers
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Police To Impound Vehicles With Escort, Pilot, Spy As Plate Numbers

Henceforth, any vehicle in Lagos State which has PILOT or ESCORT as plate number will be impounded and the policemen attached to it arrested. This warning was handed down by the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, CP Hakeem Odumosu, over the weekend, at the command’s headquarters, Ikeja. Enforcement of this order according to him, would begin in high brow areas like Victoria Island, Ikoyi, among others. In addition, the command boss said the use of SPY plate numbers by some eminent persons in the state would no longer be tolerated, describing the action as illegal and unconstitutional. Odumosu who had earlier banned the use of covered plate number by Lagosians frowned at the brazen disregard by some Lagosians. Warning all car owners in the state, irrespectiv...
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Police Lied About Rescue Claims, We Paid N2m Ransom ― Kidnapped Couple

A couple, Mr and Mrs Gbenga Ibikunle who were abducted along Uso – Owo highway in Ondo state have narrated how their abductors collected N2m cash along the highway before releasing them. Recall that the couple who travelled to the wife’s home town in Ebonyi state with their three children were heading back to the state when they were kidnapped. While the couple were marched into the thick forest by the gunmen, their three children and the Lexus Jeep were abandoned on the highway. They were released after spending three days in the kidnapper’s den. Police PRO Tee Leo lkoro had claimed that two suspects were arrested after combing the forest by joint security operatives after the abductors demanded N2m ransom. But while narrating their ordeal to newsmen in Akure, the husband,...
Nigerian Man Arrested with Seven Kilograms of Heroin in India
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Nigerian Man Arrested with Seven Kilograms of Heroin in India

The police in India have arrested a 26-year-old Nigerian man, Bethel Kelechi Aroh, after seven kilograms of heroin was found on him. According to the police, Kelechi who resides in Delhi, was supposed to deliver the banned substance to one of the city's pubs when he was arrested on Thursday, January 7. He was said to have been arrested outside Ambience Mall near Sirhaul toll plaza. Confirming his arrest, Preet Pal Sangwan, the assistant commissioner of police (crime), alleged that Kelechi used to buy drugs from peddlers in Delhi and supplied them to pubs and bars in Gurugram. "He used to live in Delhi, but we are yet to verify the details. We have recovered a photocopy of his passport and have sent the details to Nigerian high commission through the Foreigners Regional Registr...
US Capitol: Police Arrest Man Who Sat On House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi’s Desk
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US Capitol: Police Arrest Man Who Sat On House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi’s Desk

The man photographed sitting at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's desk during Wednesday's riots in the US Capitol has been arrested and charged with three federal counts, including theft of public property, federal officials said Friday. Federal officials said Richard Barnett of Arkansas was taken into custody Friday morning in Little Rock. Barnett was charged with knowingly entering and remaining in restricted building grounds without authority, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds as well as the theft of public property, officials said. A resident of Alabama was also charged in connection with the pipe bomb found on the south side of the Capitol building. Eleven Molotov cocktails and military-style weapon were found in his pickup truck, officials said. "Just bec...
Police Refuse To Bring Sowore, Others For Ruling On Bail Application
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Police Refuse To Bring Sowore, Others For Ruling On Bail Application

There was a palpable tension on the premises of Wuse, Zone 2, Magistrates’ Court Abuja as authorities of the Nigerian government and the police refused to produce the human rights’ activist, Omoyele Sowore, and four others in court in an attempt to frustrate their bail application. The presiding Magistrate, Mabel Segun-Bello, had on Wednesday ordered the activists be remanded at Force Criminal Investigation Department, located at Area 10. She also scheduled today, Friday, by 11am to rule on the bail application filed by their lawyer, Marshal Abubakar. It was gathered that the police refused to bring the activists to court following a signal that their case files had been transferred from the FCT Commissioner of Police to the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of the ...
US Capitol Police officer dies from injuries in riot, federal homicide investigation opened
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US Capitol Police officer dies from injuries in riot, federal homicide investigation opened

U.S. Capitol Police said Thursday police officer Brian Sicknick died due to injuries sustained in response to the riot led by supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday at the Capitol. “Officer Sicknick was responding to the riots on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol and was injured while physically engaging with protesters,” the police said. During the melee, Sicknick was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher, two law enforcement officials said. The officials could not discuss the ongoing investigation publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Sicknick had returned to his division office after the incident and collapsed, the statement said. He was taken to a local hospital where he died on Thursday. The death of Officer ...
Proud Boys leader arrested, accused of burning church banner
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Proud Boys leader arrested, accused of burning church banner

Police in the nation’s capital on Monday arrested the leader of the Proud Boys, who is accused of burning a Black Lives Matter banner that was torn down from a historic Black church in downtown Washington last month. Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, 36, was arrested by Metropolitan Police Department officers after he arrived in Washington ahead of protestsplanned by supporters of President Donald Trump to coincide with the congressional vote expected Wednesday to affirm Joe Biden’s election victory. Tarrio was taken into custody after a warrant was issued for his arrest for destruction of property, police said. He was also facing a weapons charges after officers found him with two high-capacity firearm magazines when he was arrested, a police spokesman said. A pro-Trump rally in December e...
Police Insist On Investigating Abudu-Balogun Despite Victim Withdrawing Case
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Police Insist On Investigating Abudu-Balogun Despite Victim Withdrawing Case

Police in Ogun have said they would proceed with investigation into the sexual harassment allegations against the Commissioner for Environment Abiodun Abudu-Balogun. Ogun police spokesperson Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed that the Commissioner of Police Edward Ajogun had ordered that the case be transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department at the Police headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta, the state capital. Oyeyemi said despite that the victim’s family had officially withdrawn the case against the commissioner, the command would go ahead with the case. He said, “The father of the victim has no loco standing for him to tell the police that he’s no longer pressing charges against the Commissioner because he is not our complainant. “He is not the person that was directly i...
Ogun Police Arrests Three Brothers for allegedly Killing a Security Guard on Christmas Eve
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Ogun Police Arrests Three Brothers for allegedly Killing a Security Guard on Christmas Eve

Men of Ogun Police Command have arrested three brothers identified as Okiki Mulero (23), Micheal Mulero (21), and Joseph Mulero (17) for beating a So-Safe corps officer who was on guard duty at OGD Estate Asero to death on the eve of Christmas. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, states that trouble started when one of the suspects Okiki Mulero, who is a commercial cyclist was denied entrance into the estate for carrying more than one passenger contrary to the rule of the estate. Oyeyemi said this infuriated him and he called his two brothers, Micheal and Joseph Mulero who came to the scene and they jointly attacked the two security guards with planks. “In the process, one of the security men by the name Segun Godfrey Bar...
Police Arraign Sowore 4 Others In Magistrate Court Over New Year’s Eve Protest
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Police Arraign Sowore 4 Others In Magistrate Court Over New Year’s Eve Protest

The Federal Government has arraigned Omoyele Sowore and four others at the Magistrate Court in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, the nation’s capital. Sowore was arrested by the police for leading a protest against bad governance on New Year’s Eve in Abuja. He is being arraigned alongside four others by the Federal Government on three charges of criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, and attempting to incite others. They all pleaded not guilty to the charges. The Prosecution, however, alleged that the defendants were arrested on New Year eve with placards calling for a violent revolution against President Muhammadu Buhari. Sowore had earlier before the protest charged Nigerians on Twitter to hold a crossover protest by picking up a candle and a placard showing their grievances agains...
Bayelsa Bye-Election: Police Recover Corpses Of 6 Officers Who Drowned
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Bayelsa Bye-Election: Police Recover Corpses Of 6 Officers Who Drowned

The Bayelsa Police Command has confirmed the recovery of the bodies of the six Police Officers who drowned on election duty in Southern Ijaw on Saturday. In an exclusive interview with TVC, Police Public Relations Officer, Asinim Butswat confirmed that the bodies are already in the morgue. “The unfortunate incident occurred on Friday, December 4, 2020, when one of the speedboats conveying eleven Policemen from Yenagoa to Southern Ijaw capsized at Oporoma. Five of the Policemen were rescued immediately, while six were missing,” according to a police statement. Governor Diri, who also condoled with the families of the deceased policemen, said in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, on Sunday, that their sudden demise while on national duty was very painf...
Police Keep Mum As Nigerians Demand Arrest Of Agbazuere, Sacked Abia COS
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Police Keep Mum As Nigerians Demand Arrest Of Agbazuere, Sacked Abia COS

Nigerians are calling for the sack, arrest as well as immediate prosecution of the Abia governor’s Chief of Staff, Dr ACB Agbazuere, “for abusing the naira note”, a symbol of the country's sovereignty. Agbazuere was on Sunday suspended from office after he was caught on camera 'spraying' money on controversial Nigerian pastor, Odumeje, right inside his Office at the Abia Government House, in Umuahia. Despite public outcry and wide condemnation, nothing much has been done with management of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and authorities of the Nigerian Police Force keeping mum. According to the CBN Act, spraying of Naira notes amounts to “abusing the country’s symbol of sovereignty.” The CBN had equally warned that abusing and spraying of Naira notes may get you a jail term....
Lagos Police Vows To Stop New #EndSARS Protest
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Lagos Police Vows To Stop New #EndSARS Protest

The Lagos State Police Command has again warned against any gathering, procession or protest in Lagos State as some unpatriotic individuals and groups are planning to embark on the replica of the recent destructive and violent EndSARS protest that left pains and agonies in Lagos State The Command has reliably gathered intelligence that certain individuals/groups have concluded plans to lure unsuspecting Lagosians, especially youths, into their planned protest which is proposed to commence tomorrow monday 7th December, 2020 at designated locations in the state. The Lagos State Police command wishes to re-echo and remind the general public that the Government of Lagos State, businesses, individuals and security families still groan in losses and pains that the last violent Endsars ...
#EndSARS Protest: Killing Of My Husband By His Police Colleague Not A Mistake – Wife Of Victim
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#EndSARS Protest: Killing Of My Husband By His Police Colleague Not A Mistake – Wife Of Victim

Olamide Erinfolami is the wife of a 38-year-old policeman, the late Inspector Ayodeji Erinfolami, who was reportedly shot in the stomach by his colleague during the protest in the Surulere Local Government Area of Lagos on October 12, 2020. The 38-year-old unemployed graduate of Accounting tells ALEXANDER OKERE how the loss of her breadwinner has affected her family How did you get to know about your husband’s death? I was in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State; I don’t live with him. I live in Ado Ekiti and he was an inspector working at the Anti-Kidnapping Unit in Lagos. On that day (October 12), no one called me from his office but I got a call from Maiduguri, Borno State, that my husband was shot. I called his (my husband’s) number but there was no response. About two hours later, som...
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...
Police Withdraw Suit Against EndSARS Probe Panels
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Police Withdraw Suit Against EndSARS Probe Panels

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has applied to withdraw the suit it filed to stop various panels probing allegations of rights abuses and other acts of impunity by police officials, particularly men of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/1492/2020 was filed on November 9, 2020 by the NPF, through its lawyer, O. M. Atoyebi (SAN). In the notice of discontinuance filed early on Friday by a lawyer to the NPF, Festus Ibude, reads: “Take notice that the plaintiff herein intends to and doth hereby wholly withdraws its suit against all the defendants.” Listed as defendants in the case include the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the attorneys-general of the states and chairmen of the panels set u...
Insecurity: ‘$1bn Underway For Army, Police, Others From Qatar’
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Insecurity: ‘$1bn Underway For Army, Police, Others From Qatar’

The Nigerian Army, Navy, Air Force Police, and other security agencies will soon receive not less than 1 billion USD from the Qatari government with a view to procuring modern scientific equipment, Africa-Global Empowerment and Development Network (AGED-Network) has disclosed. President of AGED-Network, Dr Bala Kontagora, disclosed this to newsmen in Abuja during a one-day National Conference on the roles of Nigeria’s Security Agencies in the COVID-19 Pandemic Environment, organised in collaboration with National Defence College. Kontagora said seeking funds from the Qatari government through Sheikh (Dr.) Badr Al-Hajri, and other international countries to equip the police and other agencies with modern equipment became imperative due to growing security challenges across the cou...
Police Ask Court To Stop Probe Of Abuses By Judicial Panels
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Police Ask Court To Stop Probe Of Abuses By Judicial Panels

The Police have initiated a move to stop various panels probing allegations of rights abuses and other acts of impunity against police officials, particularly operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). State governments have raised the panels to investigate alleged infractions by SARS operatives, following nationwide #EndSARS protests by youths. The panels have since been sitting in almost all the states. But, the Police have approached a Federal High Court in Abuja, seeking among others, an order restraining the Attorneys-General of the 36 states and the panels of inquiry they constituted, from proceedings with their investigation of the activities of the police and their officials. The suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/1492/2020, filed for the NPF by its lawyer,...
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  
Man charged with murdering rapper 21 Savage’s brother, Terrell Davis
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Man charged with murdering rapper 21 Savage’s brother, Terrell Davis

A man has been charged with murdering US rapper 21 Savage's half-brother in south London.   Terrell Davis, who performed as TM1way, was stabbed to death in Ramilles Close in Brixton Hill, south London on November 22.   Davis was reportedly taking some shopping to his grandmother when he got into an argument with an old friend, who suddenly lunged forward and stabbed him, a family source said.   He was found suffering from a stab wound just before 6pm last night. Police attended but he was pronounced dead at the scene.   Terrell Davis and 21 Savage - who was born in Plaistow, East London before emigrating to the US as a child - have the same father, Kevin Emmons.   Scotland Yard said Tyrece Fuller, 21, was charged on Saturday with the f...
Suspected kidnapper nabbed after boarding a vehicle owned by one of his victims
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Suspected kidnapper nabbed after boarding a vehicle owned by one of his victims

A suspected kidnapper, pictured above, has been nabbed after mistakenly boarding a commercial vehicle owned by one of his victims in Sokoto state.   The driver who was kidnapped along Kankara in Katsina state while returning from Kano about two months ago, reportedly spent three weeks in captivity and was released after paying an undisclosed amount of money as ransom.   Daily Trust reported that the suspect was recognised by the victim when he boarded his vehicle on his way to Kano state.   A National Union of Road Transport Worker (NURTW) member said;   “The driver was quick to identify him because the incident happened not too long ago. “After identifying him, he alerted our leaders who in tu...
Explosion rocks Governor Nyesom Wike’s father’s church in Rivers
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Explosion rocks Governor Nyesom Wike’s father’s church in Rivers

An explosion has rocked the Christian Universal Church International that belongs to the father of Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, in Port Harcourt, the state capital.   The Nation reports that hoodlums numbering about five sneaked into the church premises located on Number 25 Azikiwe Street Mile, 3 Diobu, on Saturday night, November 28, and detonated the explosives suspected to be dynamite.   It was gathered a significant part of the church was damaged by the explosion, which created panic in the area.   Though no group had claimed responsibility for the dastardly act, two of the miscreants were said to have been apprehended by a vigilante group and handed over to the police.   The operatives of Eagle crack, an outfit of the state police command, ...
North is the worst place to live in Nigeria – Sultan of Sokoto
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North is the worst place to live in Nigeria – Sultan of Sokoto

The Sultan of Sokoto and President of the Nigerian Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has described the North as the worst region to live in Nigeria.   The monarch said this at the 4th Quarter Meeting of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) in Abuja on Thursday November 26.   On scrapping of controversial police unit SARS, the Sultan said;   “We must obey all laws, if we are not law abiding. We have heard people calling for the scrapping of SARS, the President has done that and we later said, bring police back. We cannot do without the Police; we cannot do without our security agencies. No matter bad the security agencies are, there are still excellent officers. “What we need to do is to fish out the bad ...
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...