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Ikorodu Bank Robbery: Police Arrests Four Suspects

Four members of the robbery gang, which unleashed terror on two commercial banks in the Ipakodo, Ikorodu area of Lagos two weeks ago, have been arrested by the police. Our correspondent learnt that the suspected robbers were arrested from Okitipupa, Ondo State, and Ikorodu, Lagos State, while three Sport Utility Vehicles allegedly bought from the proceeds of the robbery were recovered. The suspects’ names were given as Monday Akpan, Bright Agbojule, the third identified simply as Jafaru, and one Baba Ibeji. Read More: punchng
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Police IG Proposes Partnership With ICPC To Fight Corruption In Nigeria

The Inspector-General of Police (IG), Solomon Arase, on Wednesday urged the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to collaborate with the Police to strengthen the campaign against corruption. Arase made the call in Abuja when he visited the ICPC Chairman, Mr Ekpo Nta. He identified staff training as a major area of collaboration. “All along, there have been areas where we have been able to cooperate. And all I have come to seek is further cooperation to ensure that we are able to drive our anti-corruption crusade to its logical conclusion. “And one of the areas I...
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10 Months After, 27 Police Officers Missing In Gwoza “Not Dead” – IG of Police

Twenty seven police officers who went missing after Boko Haram terrorists seized Gwoza in Borno State in August, 2014, may still be found after 10 months, as the Nigerian government believes they are not dead, the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, said on Tuesday. The police IG said the police have not been officially declared dead yet. He spoke on Tuesday this while responding to questions from journalists after inaugurating the Board of Directors of the Nigeria Police Property Development and Construction Company Ltd. The I-G explained that the police would follow its tradition of declaring...
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Man Accuses AIG Joseph Mbu Of Torture, Threat To Life

Alhaji Suleiman Yerima, a Lagos-based foreign exchange dealer has accused the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 2, Lagos, Joseph Mbu, of directing policemen to torture him over a forex deal that went wrong. The businessman said Mbu directed policemen from Zone 2 to torture him and one of the ways they tortured him was to dip his face into a bucket of water, a form of torture known as 'water-boarding', used to extract confessions from terrorists. The man who has petitioned president Buhari said he was detained for 80 days by the police after he and a friend were picked up by the...
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Inauguration: Police Deploy 7,000 In Niger

The Niger Police Command on Sunday said that it deployed 7,000 personnel in Minna to ensure a hitch-free inauguration of the state Governor elect, Alhaji Sani Bello, on May 29. This is contained in a statement in Minna by Olusola Amore, the Commissioner of Police. "We have deployed no fewer than 7,000 personnel in strategic areas of the venue of the ceremony and Minna to ensure adequate security coverage of the event," Amore said. He enjoined the good people of the state to continue to be law abiding and to support the Police in protecting lives and property. Amore commended the media for its balanced...
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Amaechi Wants Buhari To Probe Army, Police In Rivers

Rivers State Gov­ernor, Chibuike Amaechi, has urged the incoming Fed­eral Government to probe the role of the police and the army in the last general elec­tions in the state. Amaechi made the ap­peal yesterday at the Greater Together Campaign Organ­isation (GTCO) of All Pro­gressives Congress (APC) special thanksgiving service to celebrate God’s faithfulness throughout the electioneering period in the state held at the Obi Wali International Confer­ence Centre, Port Harcourt. He alleged that the police, army, militants and the Inde­pendent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were used to rob APC...
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S.A Police Say Murdered Nun, 86, May Have Been Raped

Police in South Africa were on Thursday investigating whether an 86-year-old nun of Austrian origin found murdered had also been raped. The body of Sister Getrud Tiefebacher from the Sacred Heart Home Convent in the village of Ixopo, southwest of Durban, was discovered in her room on Saturday. Police said her hands were tied with an electric typewriter cord and she had been suffocated with a towel. “It is also suspected that the victim was raped before she was killed,” a statement said. An undisclosed amount of foreign currency was taken from Tiefebacher’s room. The killing has shocked the small...
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Police Foils Attack By Unknown Gunmen in Bauchi

About 07:30am, unknown gunmen stormed Tafawa Balewa town in a convoy of eighteen Hilux vehicles and started firing sporadically in different direction. Joint Police and local vigilante group in the town who got wind of the approaching hoodlums engaged them into a fierce gun battle which forced them abandoned four Hilux vehicles mounted with Anti aircraft machine guns and retreated back towards Bununu after sustaining heavy casualties. However, rampaging youth in the town numbering over 3000 burnt down four corpses of the attackers and the recovered Hilux vehicles. Two empty shells of 12.7mm ammunition...
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Police Arrest Youths For Tearing First Lady’s Posters

Men believed to be aggrieved youths of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) interrupted a Benin rally hosted by Patience Jonathan yesterday when they tore down posters bearing the First Lady's face. The incident, which took place at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, took place when the men allegedly climbed a fence where the banners were placed and proceeded to tear them in time for the First Lady's arrival. Policemen and youths wearing t-shirts bearing the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria logo accosted the suspects and swiftly whisked them away in a police vehicle. Chris Nehikare, PR Secretary for the...
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Female Politician Arrested for Alleged Use of Thugs

The Police in Kano have arrested a female politician, Hajiya Aisha Maijama’a, over alleged sponsorship of political thugs in Tudun Wada Local Government Area of the state. The state Police Commissioner, Mr Ibrahim Idris, announced this while briefing newsmen in Kano on Wednesday. Idris said the woman, who is a strong member of one of the political parties, was apprehended along with 23 thugs found carrying different kinds of local weapons trying to instigate violence in the area. He said investigation had commenced after which the suspects would be charged to court. The commissioner said the command...
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Bomb in Kano Food Market Discovered & Detonated by Police

Reports reaching us reveals that a high calibre Improvised Explosive Device at Dawnau, a popular food market in the ancient town. Sources say that the bomb was concealed in a sack that was hidden at the busy market. Kano state police commissioner, Adelenre Shinaba confirmed the report to be true,  adding that “we have successfully detonated the bomb and I can assure you that we have restored normalcy to the market.”  
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Police AIG, Mbu, Detains AIT Journalist For Describing Him As ‘Controversial’

An indeed controversial high ranking Nigeria police officer, Joseph Mbu, has ordered the arrest and detention of a journalist for describing him as “controversial” on a TV programme. The journalist, Amaechi Anakwe, a reporter cum presenter for the African Independent Television, AIT, was detained Thursday morning after he reported at the Zone 7 police headquarters in Abuja, on the invitation of Mr. Mbu. Mr. Mbu had demanded to see the journalist shortly after he described him as controversial on a TV programme on his station, Matters Arising. Mr. Anakwe’s colleague told PREMIUM TIMES the police...
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