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Police To Strengthen Security Around INEC Offices

Nigeria Police Force, NPF, has disclosed its resolve to tighten security in and around offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, across the country. Consequently, Command Commissioners of Police have been directed to ensure adequate security at such offices and also at election tribunal sittings. Inspector General of Police, IGP, Solomon Arase, stated this yesterday when he visited headquarters of INEC in Abuja, where he met Acting Chairperson, Mrs. Amina Bala Zakari. Force Public Relations Officer, Bisi Kolawole, in a statement said the visit was aimed at cementing existing...
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Police Officer Shoots 2 At Checkpoint Over N1000 Bribe

A policeman shot two persons to death because they refused to bribe him at a checkpoint in Taraba . The two persons killed include a co-driver of a trailer full of cows and the man in charge of controlling the cows. The event occurred in Chediya village along Wukari- Benue highway on Sunday evening when the mobile police officer stopped the trailer driver at the checkpoint and requested the sum of N1000 bribe to allow him pass. A witness said that the head driver begged the policeman to collect N500 instead of the usual n because he had exhausted his money at other checkpoints. According to the witness,...
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Police Restructures Management Team

The Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase has redeployed four Deputy Inspectors-General of Police to head departments and formations as part of efforts “to reposition the Force …

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Police Arrests 38 Suspected Cultists During Initiation Ceremony

The Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos police has arrested 38 suspected cultists who were in the middle of an initiation ceremony at the Somolu area of the state. The suspects, made up of 29 males and nine females, were in the process of feting themselves when they were arrested based on a tip off. The arrest was said to be in line with the Safest Lagos campaign, initiated by the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, which was kicked off to ensure  maximum security of lives and properties within the metropolis. Reports gathered that the RRS team had been deployed to the area following some distress...
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We Live Like Rats, Yet Nigerians Want Us To Be Their Friends – Policemen

He was drenched with sweat by the time he wriggled himself through the narrow entrance of his room into the passageway. Looking very depressed and drowsy that Thursday afternoon, he dragged himself along the hole-ridden passage and collapsed into the rickety sofa beside the staircase that leads to the upper floors in one of the buildings in the barracks. With frustration written all over his face, Emma Uden (not real names), a sergeant in the police, kept muttering to himself, but dosed off few minutes later. Apparently disturbed by the music blaring in his neighbourhood, Uden could not but open his eyes...
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Gunman Kills 2 People And Injures 7 In A Louisiana Movie Theatre

A 58 year old white gunman opened fire on movie goers last night in a Louisiana movie theater, killing 3 people, including himself and injuring as many as 7 people, some of whom are in critical condition, a police official said. City Marshal Brian Pope said that the gunman opened fire at the Grand Theatre in Lafayette, Louisiana where people were watching the comedy, 'Trainwreck' before turning the gun on himself. No one knows his motive for the shooting yet. Police are still investigating. Gov of Louisiana, Gov Bobby Jindal says the gun man shot 2 friends who are friends were together...
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Fake Police Officer Operates In Lagos For 12 Years Unnoticed

A fake police officer who has been operating in Lagos for the past 12 years was arrested when he told operatives he did not know who Solomon Arase, the IGP is. Godwin Akhenamen has fooled his friends, family, community and even himself for 12 years as he operated as a police officer. » But his luck finally came to a halt when he was arrested by the Lagos State Police Command X - Squad in Ikeja, on Monday, June 6, 2015. Seeing his bearded face and unkempt uniform, the operatives asked him who he was and he promptly identified himself as a police officer complete with an identity card. Not...
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Kidnapped Wife Of Former Bayelsa Acting Governor Regains Freedom

The kidnapped wife of the former acting governor of Bayelsa State, Madam Martha Nestor Binabo, has been released. According to a family source, the 48-year- old woman was handed over to a negotiator at Buguma area of Rivers State in the early hours of Sunday. According to the source, the family adhered to the strict instructions by the kidnappers not to involve the police. She was released with a transport fare of N18,000 and a big fish with directive that she should prepare pepper soup for her husband. While some family members denied knowledge of a ransom payment, others claimed the sum of N8.2million...
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Police Arrests 60 Boko Haram Suspects

Police authorities in Chad have arrested 60 Boko Haram suspects in connection with an attack that killed dozens of people and wounded more than 100 others in June in the capital, N’Djamena. The suspects include men and women from Nigeria, Cameroon and Mali. The June 15 attack was the first of its kind on N'Djamena and came following threats from Boko Haram. Chad prosecutor Alghassim Khamis, who confirmed the arrest on Sunday, said debris recovered from the scene permitted officials to determine that the attackers wore explosive vests made of special black fabric. He noted  that one of the suicide...
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Child Robbers: 11 Armed Robbers Aged Between 12 – 14 Years, Arrested in Ibadan

Oyo State Police Command is to rehabilitate the 11 kid robbers arrested in Ibadan, the state capital, on June 15, the Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Katsina, said on Thursday. Katsina, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan, added that the arrest of the kid robbers was part of initiatives by the command to ensure a crime-free environment in the state. Katsina stated that some of the kid robbers, aged between 12 and 14, conspired and invaded a house around the Challenge Area of Ibadan, where they stole the sum of N11,000. “Based on information, the...
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How Nigerian Police Officers Detained MD, Collected N500K Bail

A Managing Director in the Lekki area of Lagos, Mr. Abiye Karibi-Whyte, has petitioned the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, Lagos, to investigate his alleged abduction by the police and the N500,000 that was paid for his bail. PUNCH Metro learnt that Karibi-Whyte, who alleged that he was apprehended by the police in the Lekki area for no justifiable reason, said he was taken to Awka, Anambra State, and detained for three days. He added that he was made to pay N500,000 before he could secure his bail. Our correspondent gathered that on Tuesday, April 28,...
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Police Has The Least Corrupt Officers Of All Institutions In Nigeria – IG Of Police

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase has declared that the Nigerian Police, has the least corrupt officers of all the institutions in the country, even as the Police is determined to follow up any corrupt cases before it in accordance with constitutional provisions. Speaking at the annual symposium during a Feast of Barracuda organised by the National Association of Seadogs, the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase noted that the Police had made frantic efforts in tackling corruption even among the officers and had set in motion machinery to fish out corrupt officers in the force. He...
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Don’t Merge FRSC With The Police, Soyinka Warns FG

Nobel laureate and the first Chairman of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Thursday called on the Federal Government not to merge the agency with the Nigeria Police Force. He made the call at Asero Motor Park, Abeokuta, during the Road Safety advocacy mega rally with the theme: “Towards an enduring safe road culture in Nigeria.”
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IGP Mr Solomon Arase, Sets Up Judges Protection Units

The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, has directed Command Commissioners of Police to immediately establish “Judges Protection Units’’ (JPU) for the protection of Judges and Courts in their respective areas of jurisdiction. This is contained in a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Mr Emmanuel Ojukwu, on Thursday in Abuja. The statement said the units were to ensure that the judiciary had adequate security to carry out their duties. It also said that the I-G had directed the commissioners to assign Assistant Commissioners of Police in charge of Training and...
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Security Lapses In Presidential Polls Corrected- Police

The Nigerian police have said the they made effort to correct the security lapses and mistakes of the March 28 Presidential and National Assembly elections. Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Femi Adenaike said who is supervising the governorship and state legislators’ elections in Kwara State told newsmen in Ilorin on Friday that adequate security arrangements have been put in place for the successful conduct of elections in the state. There were complaints of inadequate police presence in some polling booths during the last elections leading to rowdiness at some centres. However, the AIG who...
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See Gobe As Police Corporal Rapes Deputy Commissioner of Police Daughter In Katsina

A Police Corporal, Hamza Aliyu, has been remanded in prison for allegedly raping the 15-year-old daughter of a Deputy Commissioner of Police. National Mirror reports that the suspect Aliyu, with force number FP/No 237399 is attached to the Transport/ Workshop Department of the Katsina Police Command.  The prosecuting police officer, Inspector Hashimu Musa, told the Senior Magistrate’s Court that the suspect lured the victim to the old Berger Quarters opposite Mashasha filling station along Daura road, where he forcefully had sexual intercourse with her. Adding that the action is contrary to Section 283...
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Bus Packed With APC Ballot Boxes Siezed By Police

A bus stuffed with over 30 ballot boxes was intercepted at Onigbo-Ugbo Junction on the Benin-Onitsha expressway by the officials of the Delta State Police Command. The bus with registration number Edo USL 832 XL was said to have picked the materials from a luxurious bus heading to eastern part of the country. The luxurious bus zoomed-off immediately after handing over the consignment to the driver of the smaller bus was arrested by the police following an alarm raised by residents in the area. A source pleaded to remain anonymous said the boxes had symbols of the All Progressive Congress, adding...
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14 People Killed in Gombe State Governor’s Convoy

Reports reveal that 14 people were killed in an accident which involved the convoy of Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo on Thursday, January 22. The victims were burnt beyond recognition in the crash which occurred in the evening, at about 7 pm, along Bauchi/Gombe Federal Highway. The Police spokesperson, DSP Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the accident, in a statement, revealing that three Hummer buses and a motorcycle were gutted by fire. He disclosed that Police patrol team attached to Alkaleri Division visited the scene, cleared obstruction and evacuated the casualties to Federal Medical...
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Ferguson Ruling: Protests Enter Day 2

People protesting against the Ferguson jury decision took to the streets in some US cities for a second day, even as others were still cleaning up vandalism from the night before. Protesters on Tuesday disrupted traffic for several hours in central St Louis by blocking major intersections, an interstate highway and a Mississippi River bridge connecting the city to Illinois. Riot police arrested several demonstrators who sat in the middle of an interstate highway. They used pepper spray to disperse the crowd. People are calling for justice after the grand jury ruled not to indict a white police officer who...
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