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Police Redeploy DIG, Four AIGs, Seven CPs For Governorship Re-Run

Police Redeploy DIG, Four AIGs, Seven CPs For Governorship Re-Run

Ahead of Saturday’s re-run gubernatorial elections in three states whose results were declared inconclusive by INEC after the April 11 elections, Acting Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase has redeployed one Deputy Inspector General of Police, four Assistant Inspectors General of Police and seven Commissioners of Police to the three states to ensure violence free polls. Consequently,  One (1) Deputy ... Read More »

S.A Police Say Murdered Nun, 86, May Have Been Raped

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 ... Read More »

Sacked IGP Suleiman Abba Very Angry; Refused To Handover Officially

Sacked IGP Suleiman Abba Very Angry; Refused To Handover Officially

There was confusion at the Force Headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday as the sacked Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, stalled the formal handover to his successor, Solomon Arase, until he was compelled to do so by order from above by the Presidency. In fact, many former Inspectors-General of Police have expressed reservations over the manner Abba, a fine officer, was ... Read More »

Group Hails Sack Of Former IG, Accuses Him Of Backing APC in Ekiti

Group Hails Sack Of Former IG, Accuses Him Of Backing APC in Ekiti

Ekiti Democratic Coalition, EDC, has hailed the removal of Suleiman Abba as Inspector-General of Police. The EDC accused Abba of collaborating with the All Progressives Congress, APC, to subvert the mandate Ekiti people freely gave to Governor Ayodele Fayose. EDC, in a statement signed by its Convener, Comrade Boladale Adeniyi, alleged that the sacked IGP and the immediate past Commissioner of ... Read More »

Security Lapses In Presidential Polls Corrected- Police

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 ... Read More »

How Kano State Electoral Commissioner & Family Died- Police

How Kano State Electoral Commissioner & Family Died- Police

The police have provided details of the tragedy as a result of which Alhaji Abdullahi Minkaila, the Kano state resident electoral commissioner, and his wife and two children died. It was previously reported that the incident had occurred on April 2, Thursday, as the house of the official was engulfed by fire. However, Ibrahim Idris, the state commissioner of police, disclosed ... Read More »

Police Investigates Ihiala Violence In Anambra

Police Investigates Ihiala Violence In Anambra

The Anambra police command has begun an investigation into violence that erupted at the Ihiala Local Government Headquarters on Sunday. Anambra Police PR Officer Uche Ezeh confirmed yesterday that two police officers were injured while attempting to restore peace in the area. Speaking on condition of anonymity, an eyewitness said a group of politicians and thugs stormed the headquarters with the ... Read More »

Police Arraigns 5 Over Election Misconduct

Police Arraigns 5 Over Election Misconduct

Five suspects, who were arrested for allegedly loitering around INEC office in Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State at an odd hour, were on Monday arraigned by the police. The defendants appeared before Magistrate E.O. Ogunkanmi of an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court. They are Abolore Akinola (37), Oluwasegun Ashamu (26), Moshood Akinsanmi (41), Moshood Omiwole (42) and Ademola Bello ... Read More »

Police Foils Attack By Unknown Gunmen in Bauchi

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 ... Read More »

#PHOTONEWS: How Police Foiled Bomb Explosion Attempt in Enugu

#PHOTONEWS: How Police Foiled Bomb Explosion Attempt in Enugu

The Enugu State Police shared a photo of the foiled bomb attack scene in Enugu. See photo and tweet below:   Read More »

#StillOnTheMatter: Corruption In The Nigerian Police Force, How Do We Mitigate It? By Tam Kemabonta

#StillOnTheMatter: Corruption In The Nigerian Police Force, How Do We Mitigate It? By Tam Kemabonta

The Nigerian Police was established as a small consular guard in the Lagos colony of 1861. The Law enforcement units in the various British colonies of in what is now Nigeria, like the Royal Niger company constabulary established in 1894, which eventually became the Northern Nigeria Police force and the Niger Coast Constabulary, which became the Southern Nigeria Police force, ... Read More »

See Gobe As Police Corporal Rapes Deputy Commissioner of Police Daughter In Katsina

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 ... Read More »

Jega Replies Police IG: You Can Wait And Protect Your Vote After Voting

Jega Replies Police IG: You Can Wait And Protect Your Vote After Voting

The Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, and the Chairman of INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega, on Friday clashed over the police chief’s warning to Nigerians to “vote and go home.” While the IGP had warned voters to go back to their homes immediately after casting their votes on election days, Jega said the electoral law did not state that voters could ... Read More »

Police Arrests Three APC Members For Placing Posters in Ekiti

Police Arrests Three APC Members For Placing Posters in Ekiti

Three members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ijero area of Ekiti State who were pasting campaign posters, were on Thursday apprehended by the police. The men are John Monday, Ebenezer Ogunleye and Tunbosun Adeluyi. However, Mr. Alberto Adeyemi, the Ekiti State Police Public Relations Officer, affirmed that the men were apprehended for allegedly destroying campaign posters belonging to a ... Read More »

Pregnant Silverbird Staff Was Stabbed By Jealous Boyfriend

Pregnant Silverbird Staff Was Stabbed By Jealous Boyfriend

News of a Silverbird Group staff, Aishat Noble Mustapha, who was stabbed to death over the weekend broke yesterday. The deceased, who was described as charming and cheerful by her colleagues and acquaintances, was said to have been pregnant. There are indications that the attack was carried out by her jealous boyfriend. The deceased was said to have been stabbed over 10 times ... Read More »