IGP Approves Establishment Of More Police Formations

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has approved the establishment of three new area commands and five new police divisions in Ilorin, the  Kwara State capital, to further boost security activities.

The new area command offices will be cited at Oja Oba, Surulere and Kulende while the new police divisions would be located at Seriki Kaun, Shao Garage, Hajj Camp, Oke Foma, Pakata, Gaa Akanbi and Jimba Oja.

The Inspector General of Police disclosed this on Friday in Ilorin at the foundation laying ceremony of the Nigeria Police School Public Relations, Kulende.

The Police Force Public Relations Officer, DSP Jimoh Moshood made the announcement of the new police formations at the event on behalf of the police boss.

He said the police hierarchy under the Inspector General of Police leadership is working round the clock to protect the lives and properties of all innocent citizens and appealed to Nigerians to continue to be law abiding.

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Police Boss Redeploys Imo Commissioner Of Police

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has redeployed the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Dasuki Galadanchi.

He also ordered the redeployment of three Deputy Commissioners of Police who were in charge of the Operations, State Criminal and Investigation Departments of the Command.

The transfer also affected 11 out of the 14 Assistant Commissioners of Police in the Command.The transfers are said to be with immediate effect while the command awaits a new CP any moment from now.

While the Imo CP was alleged to have been redeployed to Bauchi State Command, the CP in charge of Kogi State Command, Ali Janga, has been sent to Imo State.

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Yuletide: IGP Orders Removal Of Roadblocks Nationwide

Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has directed the immediate dismantling of roadblocks across the country.

Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, disclosed this yesterday in Abuja at a press briefing.

He directed assistant inspector general (AIG) and commissioners of police to ensure compliance, including roadblocks established by revenue agencies, which are prohibited by law.

The IGP said the move became necessary not to obstruct any road or highway, under the guise of collecting revenue, throughout the period of Christmas and New Year celebrations.

He disclosed that the IGP has also directed CPs and AIGs to ensure visibility and crime prevention patrols in their Area of Responsibilities (AOR) throughout the country.

He enjoined commissioners of police and their supervisory assistant inspectors general of police to be on ground to ensure adequate safety of lives and property of all Nigerians, during and after the period.

“The IGP has re-emphasised same directives to all Commanders of Police Mobile Force (PMF), Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) and Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS). Also included are police special forces and specialised units, including Special Tactical Squad, Special Protection Unit, Border Patrol and Explosive Ordinance Department, among others.

He however said, they have been mandated to be strict in ensuring security and safety of travellers and other road users on all the highways and major roads throughout the country.

He added: “Security threat assessment and deployment of police personnel to flash points and vulnerable areas have been carried out to prevent and nip in the bud, any form of inter-party frictions, political thuggery and clashes that can disturb public peace anywhere in the country.

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Court Orders IGP To Pay N7.9m To Widow Over Husband killing By Police In Ondo

A Federal High Court, sitting in Akure on Monday, ordered the Inspector-General of Police  to pay N7.9 million to Mrs Queen Akarewan, widow of Christopher , who was shot and killed by a police team in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State on Oct. 11, 2011.

Akarewan, a commercial motorcyclist, was said to have been killed for refusing to give N50 to two policemen at a check point.

The two policemen, John Aghaulor and Igodi Gbefamoghan, had already been dismissed by the Nigeria Police.

Justice Abdu Dogo, in his judgment, held that the victim’s life was unlawfully terminated contrary to Section 33 of Nigerian Constitution.

According to him, the section of the constitution allows anybody who has interest in existence of person whose life is taken unlawfully to take redress in court of jurisdiction.

“The perpetrators were still under the service of  the Nigeria Police Force when the crime was committed.

“I condemn in strong  terms, the gruesome, unlawful and extra-judicial  killing of the deceased over bribe of N50.

“This money must be paid within 30 days of the judgment”, Dogo held.

Speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) after the judgment, Temokun applauded the verdict.

“The best day in court for the common man  is that day in which the poor citizen of this country leaves the court, reaffirming the  old saying, that the court is still the last hope of the common man,” she said.

The widow had through her counsel, Mr Tope Temokun , approached the court on Jan 5, 2013 claiming damages to the tune of N8 million  against the Nigeria Police Force, the state Commissioner of Police, and the police officers alleged to be responsible.

Temokun noted that the loss of the victim had multiplier effect on his wife, four children and his aged mother because he was their bread winner.

The counsel to the defendants, Mr Edward Ojemu, who held brief for Mr Tolu Abisagbo, said that the plaintiff had no right to institute the first instance.

Ojemu explained that Nigeria Police Force had no link with the said crime committed.

NAN

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Court Strikes Out IGP’s Suit Seeking To Stop His Invitation By Senate

The Federal High Court in Abuja has struck out the suit filed by the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, challenging the power of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and the Senate to summon him over national issues relating to his office.

In a judgment delivered on Monday by justice John Tsoho, the court held that the IGP’s suit constituted an abuse of court process.

The court agreed with the arguments canvassed by the Senate President and the Senate that the suit, as filed by the police chief, is subjudice.

Justice Tsoho said he did not see any harm that would have been caused if the police boss had honoured the invitation of the Senate.

“I hold that the IGP ought to have honoured the invitation of the Senate, instead of running to the court to stop the Senate from investigating him.

“The action of the plaintiff amounts to an abuse of court process and, it is hereby struck out”, Justice Tsoho held.

The judge added that he was supposed to honour the second invitation of the Senate to him, having failed to respond the first one as he was on an official assignment to Bauchi State with President Muhammadu Buhari.

Justice Tsoho returned another suit the IGP filed against the Senate and its president to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Adamu Abdu-Kafarati, for re-assignment to another judge for hearing and adjudication.

“This suit is similar to the one I just delivered judgment on and it will be in the interest of justice if this suit is returned to the chief judge for re-assignment to another judge.

“Consequently, this suit is hereby returned to the chief judge for re-assignment to another judge,” Justice Tsoho said.

The IGP had, in his suit prayed the court to restrain the Senate and its President, Bukola Saraki, or their agents or any committee from insisting that he must appear before the upper legislative chambers in person, to the exclusion of any of his subordinate officers.

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#OsunDecides: IGP Deploys DIG, Eight Commissioners, 300 Patrol Vehicles

Ahead of the Osun State gubernatorial election scheduled to hold on Saturday September 22, the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has approved the deployment of eight Commissioners of Police, including two helicopters, 30 armoured personnel carriers, and 300 patrol vehicles.

Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, announced this on Sunday, adding that the exercise would be coordinated by the Deputy Inspector-General of Police (Operations), Habilah Joshak, and would be helped by an Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG).

“The IGP deploys adequate police personnel for the Osun State September 22 governorship election. This security arrangement would be implemented by the Deputy Inspector General of Police (Operation) and would be assisted by an Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) and eight commissioners of police,” he said.

Moshood reiterated the commitment of the police in providing adequate security to residents of the state before, during and after the election.

The personnel comprises the Police Mobile Force, Counter-Terrorism Unit; the Special Protection Unit; the Anti Bomb Squad; conventional policemen; the Armament Unit, personnel of Federal Investigation and Intelligence Department, IGP Monitoring, IGP Intelligence Response teams, the Sniffer dogs section and the Mounted Troop.

The police spokesman also warned against vote buying, saying that anyone caught buying and selling will be dealt with according to the law.

 

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Eid-El-Kabir: IGP Orders Massive Deployment Of Personnel

The Inspector-General of Police ( I-G), Mr Ibrahim Idris has directed the deployment of additional personnel and crime prevention and detection equipment for a robust security arrangements throughout the country during the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

A statement by the Force Spokesman, acting DCP Jimoh Moshood on Sunday in Abuja, said the arrangement is aimed at ensuring a hitch-free celebration.

Moshood said that Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and Commissioners of Police in zonal and State Commands nationwide would be on ground to beef up security at Eid praying grounds.

“The ongoing raid operations and removal of suspected criminals will continue throughout the Sallah period and beyond,” he said.

He said that the deployment would also cover recreation centres, public places and critical infrastructure and public utilities.

Moshood said that Federal Highway Patrol Teams, the Safer Highway Patrol Units, and Anti-Crime Patrols have been deployed along Highways and major roads throughout the country to provide security for commuters.

“They are under strict instructions to be civil, polite, compassionate and firm in carryout their duties.

“Intense surveillance/Intelligence gathering will be maintained, special deployment and stop and search duties will be in place at all flash/vulnerable points in every state of the Country,” he said.

He enjoined members of the public, especially travellers and other roads users to cooperate with the police personnel deployed on the Highways and other duty posts.

“The I-G wishes the Muslims faithful and other Nigerians happy Eid-el-Kabir celebration,”he said.

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IGP Order Psychological Evaluation Of SARS

Inspector-general of police, Ibrahim Idris, in compliance with directives by acting president Yemi Osinbajo, has ordered the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, to under-go psychological evaluation, as part of measures to overhaul the unit, following allegations of human rights abuse.

He also order the constitution of a team that would review SARS operations.

A statement by the police spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood says the IGP appointed of a new commissioner of police to head the squad.

In the new arrangement also, the police unit will now be addressed as federal SARS (FSARS) and “will be intelligence driven and restricted to the prevention and detection of armed robbery, kidnapping and the apprehension of offenders linked to the stated offences only.”

The statement says, FSARS, formerly under the Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department (FCIID) is henceforth to operate under the Department of Operations, Force Headquarters Abuja and that the Commissioner of Police (FSARS) is answerable to the Inspector General of Police through the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Department of Operations.

In December last year, the IGP ordered the re organisation of the police unit but the complaints against the squad persisted.

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IGP Commends Police, Others For Peaceful Ekiti Election

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris has commended personnel of the police and other security agencies deployed to Ekiti State to ensure adequate security during the just concluded governorship election in the state.

Mr Idris gave the commendation in a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Mr Jimoh Moshood, on Sunday in Abuja.

The statement reads: “The Inspector General has expressed utmost satisfaction and commends the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Department of Operations, the entire Police personnel, officers and men of other security and safety agencies deployed to complement the Nigeria Police, in the implementation of the security arrangement for the just concluded Ekiti State gubernatorial election.

“The IG deeply appreciates the high-level commitment of the police personnel and that of other security and safety agencies in ensuring adequate security, secure and conducive environment for a free and fair gubernatorial election in Ekiti State.

“The IG further extols the high level of professionalism, civility, politeness, firmness and unbiased conducts of the police personnel and that of other security and safety agencies, before, during and after the election.

“As a lead security agency in election security in a democracy, the IG further commends the entire police personnel deployed for the election for their personal sacrifice, collective patriotism and commitment in ensuring that the election was conducted in an atmosphere of peace devoid of any breach of public peace and security throughout the period of the election.

“The Police Commissioners and their personnel in the contiguous states to Ekiti State, who were placed on red alert by the IG, are equally appreciated.”

The police boss also commended residents of Ekiti, traditional rulers, religious leaders, INEC officials, election observers, media and other stakeholders for their conduct during the election.

The Force said the good disposition and spirit of sportsmanship exhibited by most of the political parties in the election doused fear and tensions during the election.

It also stated that it would continue to sustain the elections security successes recorded in gubernatorial elections in Edo, Ondo and Anambra States and the just concluded one in Ekiti State as an index for the conduct of subsequent elections in the country.

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IGP Warns Politicians Ahead Of Ekiti Election

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has warned that any politician found parading thugs or soliciting for vote during election will be arrested and prosecuted.

Mr Idris who gave the warning in Ado Ekiti, encouraged residents of Ekiti State to cooperate with the Police to ensure credible Governorship election and peaceful society.

He explained that a level playground would be given to each political party, electorate and INEC officials to carry out their activities.

Mr Idris also urged the people not to hesitate to report any police officer who misbehave during the Governorship election in Ekiti and sought the cooperation of other security outfits for a violence free poll.

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Policemen Protest: NDCP Calls For IGP’s Sack

The Nigeria Democratic Congress Party (NDCP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sack the Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris over what it described as a national embarrassment the violent protest by riot policemen in Maiduguri as a result of the non-payment of their six months salaries.

The policemen who took to the streets of Maiduguri shooting sporadically to complain about the non in the payment of their salaries and emoluments by the Force since January alleged that the IGP has withheld their salaries from January when they were posted to the state to beef up the counter-insurgency architecture of the Police in the state.

They also complained that many of them had had to endure inhuman treatment as they had to sleep on the corridor of the office on returning from duty at night.

In a statement on Tuesday by its Presidential Candidate and Founder, Dr Johnson Edosomwan, the party decried the Police authorities led by the IGP in delaying the pay of Nigerians who put their lives on the line for the territorial integrity of the country.

The party however belated the Force PPRO, Jimoh Moshood for denying the fact that the riot policemen protest their unpaid duty allowances with visiting the Borno State Police Command to enquire about the delay of their allowances.
Edosomwan wondered why the Police spokesperson would be lying when the true situation of things had been established which the Vice President has taken steps on.

The NDCP Presidential Candidate said “It is unfortunate that those who have shown commitment to defending the territorial integrity of this country are being owed their due salaries and emoluments.”

“The matter is also heartrending. This makes it imperative for the President to sack the Inspector General of Police now. Yesterday’s event has revealed the incompetence of the Police boss to manage effectively the force he controls. Even with the excuse of budget signing delay, it is evident that Nigeria’s financial year ends in the April of the successive year.”

“Claims by the Riot Mobile Policemen espoused that they have not been paid since January is then alarming. It then behooves on the President to sack the IGP as it is evident that the Police hierarchy is dining in corruption. We in the NDCP want the IGP relieved of his duties as both his administrative and security strategies have failed woefully. Nigeria deserves a better IGP than this,” the party stressed.

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Just In: IGP Idris Redeploys Plateau Commissioners, As Bala Ciroma Takes Over

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has ordered the removal of the Plateau State Commissioner of Police, Undie Adie.

This is just after the gruesome murder of over 100 people in Barkin Ladi, Riyom and Jos South Local Government Areas of the State.

He was replaced by Yobe state-born Bala Ciroma, who was until his new position the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department.

A terse statement issued on Tuesday by the Spokesperson of Plateau State Police Command, Matthias Tyopev, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, neither gave reasons for the removal nor explained his new posting.

The new CP, according to him, graduated from University of Maiduguri in 1988 and joined the Nigerian Police Force as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police on March 3, 1990, and has served in various capacities.

Ciroma who was one-time the Head of Operations at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Abuja, “has also served in virtually all the six geo-political zones of Nigeria and in all the departments of the NPF.”

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