Police Arrest 13 Suspects Over Alleged Involvment In Plateau Killings

At least 13 suspects have been arrested for their alleged involvement in killings in some communities in Plateau State.

The suspects arrested include Biliaminu Abdullahi, Samaila Saleh, Muhammadu Kabiru, Aminu Mohammed,  Alhassan Saidu,  Abubakar Adam, Gazali Isah, Hamza Inusa  Yahuza Yau, Dahiru Ahmed and Friday Musa.

The police, however, withheld names of two other suspects.

Exhibits recovered from them include five AK47 rifles and two live cartridges.

Force Spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, said the relocation of the DIG in charge of operations and others has yielded positive results.

The police spokesman also said security situation has improved in the affected communities.

He said: “It would be recalled that the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, visited Plateau State on the 26th June, 2018. While in the state, he assessed the security situation and police deployment.

“Since his visit, the security situation has improved, peace and normalcy has been restored in the affected areas in the state.

“The Police Special Investigation Team, comprising the Intelligence Response Team ( IRT), Special Tactical Squad (STS) and Technical Intelligence Unit (TIU) led by Commissioner of Police, IGP Monitoring Unit deployed to Plateau State have commenced investigation and recorded significant progress in getting to the root of the killings of innocent people.”

He also said the suspects are assisting the police team with useful information in the further investigation into the incident.

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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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Police Deny Shooting Four Persons In Kano

The Kano Police Command has denied a media report alleging that its officers shot four persons at Shoporite located in Ado Bayero Shopping Mall Kano on June 17.

The denial is contained in a statement signed by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Magaji Majiya and issued to newsmen in Kano on Tuesday.

“The attention of Kano police command is drawn to a media publication by Solacebase media that police on guard duty allegedly shot four persons at Shoprite Kano on June 17.

“The reporter did not verify nor balanced his story but went on to publish.”

According to him, ongoing construction works from Dangi round about to Zoological Garden along Zoo Road in Kano had created heavy traffic flow forcing the closure of recreation centres in the area.

He however said that some youths protested over the closure, throwing stones and vandalising public and private properties, a situation that necessitated police intervention to restore order.

“Police would not fold it’s arms and watch while law and order is broken,” he stressed, insisting that when the stampede occurred the police acted professionally and never shot at anyone.

The command’s spokesman further insisted that that the police neither used firearm nor even teargas.

“Minimum force was used to disperse the protestants, while children and properties were professionally safeguarded by the police and sister security agencies working at the place and peace was brought under control within shortest time.”

Majiya stressed that the people of Kano enjoyed peaceful Sallah celebration with many trooping to other recreation centres to celebrate Eid-El-Fitr.

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Ekiti 2018: Police Warn Hoodlums Against Disrupting APC Rally

The Vice President, Professor Yami Osinbajo and other APC Leaders will visit Ekiti State to present flag to the party Governorship candidate, Dr Kayode Fayemi in the July 14 election.

A statement by the Director of Media and Publicity, Dr Kayode Fayemi Campaign Organization, Mr. Wole Olujobi says APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie- Oyegun and Chairman National Campaign Committee for Ekiti Election, Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi state will be at the rally

The statement warns some hoodlums alleged brought into the state from outside Ekiti State to disrupt the APC Campaign Scheduled for tuesday to stay clear of the rally.

Mr. Olujobi alleged that the hoodlums had planned to mix with real Okada riders who are APC supporters to cause breakdown of law and order.

He called on security agents to be on alert and arrest anyone found disrupting the peace of the state.

Ekiti State Police Command says it will deal decisively with anyone or group attempting to cause crisis in the state as it awaits the arrival of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.

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Nasarawa Police Command Arrest 29 Over Cult Clashes

No fewer than 29 people have been arrested over the killing of a man at Masaka in the Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

The dead man, whose name was given simply as Ibrahim, was said to have met his fate on June 15 during a cult clash.

The Spokesman of the Nasarawa State Police Command, ASP. Samaila Usman, confirmed the development in an interview with a NAN correspondent on Sunday in Lafia.

Usman explained that two young men were earlier brought to the Masaka Police Station at about 11:30 p.m. on June 13 with various degrees of injuries.

He said that investigations revealed that the injuries were sustained during a cult clash at Angwan Jaba community in Masaka.

Usman said that on June 15, the command received information that rival cults had mobilised again for reprisal attack at Angwan Tiv village in Masaka during which Ibrahim was killed.

“A combined team of police officers were immediately dispatched to the area to bring the situation under control.

“But our men met stiff resistance from the cult members, numbering about 50.

“We were, however, able to disperse them while five of them were arrested at the scene and 24 others arrested later at different locations in the area.”

Usman said that one Hassan later reported at the Masaka Police Station that his cousin, named Ibrahim was macheted to death at Angwan Tiv.

“So, the police immediately mobilised to the place and collected the corpse but the parents refused us taking the corpse to the mortuary.”

The spokesman pleaded with members of the public to assist the police with useful information that would help to check the menace of cultism and other criminal activities in the Masaka area.

“There are concentrations of organised cult groups in Angwa Tiv and Angwa Jaba in Karu but we are on top of the situation.

“That is why we have launched ‘Operation Fish Out’ and created anti-cultism units to fight cultism in Nasarawa State.”

(NAN)

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Lagos Police Command Arrest Man, 45, For Running Illegal Blood Bank

The Lagos Police Command has arrested one Achegbulu Paul, 45, for running an illegal blood bank, and then paying donors small sums before selling their blood on at profit.

Achegbulu was running the operation out of his one-room apartment in Lagos, before the arm of the law caught on him.

According to a police press release, he offered people 2,000 naira per pint which he then sold for 7,000 naira.

The racket was discovered, the release explained, after a 17-year-old was admitted to hospital, having donated four pints of blood in the space of just six days.

The press release said his mother realised something was wrong when he was spotted riding his bicycle “looking like a corpse”.

After he was arrested, Mr Paul, a trained lab technician, told police he had been running the scheme for five years.

However, he said he thought the teenager was 20.

Police say they have started a wider investigation, amid fears that the blood, which was not screened before being sent to a local hospital, could have been carrying infections.

BBC

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IGP Approves Human Rights Commission Request To Audit Detention Cells

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris has approved the request of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to commence an independent audit of detention cells in all police commands and formations in Nigeria including those of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

The approval will enable the NHRC oversee the human rights situation of detainees as well as undertake general audit of the state of police detention facilities (cells) in the country.

This exercise is part of the NHRC 2018 audit of police detention centers in Nigeria.

The NHRC was established by the Nigeria Human Right Commission (NHRC) ACT, 1995 as amended to deal with all matters relating to promotion, protection and enforcement of human rights in Nigeria.

The Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit is available 24/7 to receive complaints from the public.

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Police Service Commission Approves Promotion Of 3,665 Officers

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of 3,665 senior police officers.

The commission’s Head, Press and Public Relations, Mr Ikechukwu Ani, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.

He said that approval for the promotion was one of the high points of the commission’s 28th Plenary Meeting which was held in Abuja on June 8.

He said that two commissioners of police, Igbodo David, who is in charge of Legal department at the Force Headquarters and Olalekan Abdulfatai, were promoted to substantive Assistant Inspectors-General of Police.

Ani said 16 Deputy Commissioners of Police were also promoted to commissioners of police.

He said that the commission also approved the promotion of 13 Assistant Commissioners of Police to Deputy Commissioners, 60 Chief Superintendents of Police to Assistant Commissioners and 631 Superintendents of Police to Chief Superintendents.

The spokesman said that 820 Deputy Superintendents of Police were promoted to substantive Superintendents, while 1,922 Assistant Superintendents of Police, ASPs, promoted to Deputy Superintendents.

Others promoted include 201 Inspectors who were promoted to Assistant Superintendents of police.

“The commission also approved confirmation of appointments of 42 officers of different ranks, approved acting appointment for another 73 and converted 1,060 Specialists to General Duty,” he said.

He said that the approvals have been forwarded by the commission to the I-G for implementation.

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Nigeria Police Records Decline In Rights Abuse Cases

The Nigeria Human Rights Commission says the Nigeria Police Force, has in recent times recorded a decline in cases of Human Right abuses across the nation.

peaking in Kano during a  training workshop for Divisional Police Officers on the Human Rights, organized by the Human Right Commission in collaboration, with the Prison Reform Welfare Rehabilitation, (PRAWA), the Executive Director of PRAWA, Dr Uju Agomoh, expressed satisfaction with the level, with which the Police are adopting human-friendly method in their relationship with detained suspects.

“The strategic Data developed to ensure compliance of right protections among Officers, trained by the Human right Commission and the PRAWA showed a substantial reduction in torture, unnecessary refusal of access to Justice and Health facilities,”  Dr Uju noted.

She stressed that after developing the Data Base to monitor and capture specifically Police officers, trained on human right protections, they learnt that majority of them are complying, with the methodology of right protections, but still suggested more time to allow the full entrenchment of total human right protections compliance.

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Just In: IGP Bans SARS From Conducting Stop And Search Operations

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, has banned the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force from conducting stop and search operations on roads except when necessary.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that some group of Nigerians recently in the social media, called for the scrapping of SARS over alleged harassment of innocent Nigerians, using the #EndSARS.

Following the allegation, the Inspector- General of Police , Mr Ibrahim Idris, promised to restructure and reposition the unit for effective service delivery.

Idris also warned members of the group against acting as body-guards, delving into land matters and debt collection that were considered civil.

He further warned that members of the unit must only embark on operations with the permission of the commissioner of police in charge of SARS in the police commands.

“You must operate in official uniform clearly marked for identification.

“I just want to warn you all here that any officer caught engaging in these activities will be dealt with accordingly.

“The Nigeria Police force under my leadership shall operate strictly guided by the human rights principles as enshrined in the United Nations charter on human rights,”he said.

He mandated the Inspector-General of police’s monitoring units and the X-squad and other over sights unit of the force to monitor the activities of the SARS.

The police boss noted that the establishment of the unit was due to activities of the men of the underworld.

He said that as part of measures to check the unit, they would be solely mandated to confront only armed robbery cases and violent crimes in the country,

Idris also said that men deployed to SARS would undergo training, continuous assessment and psychometric test to determine their suitability or otherwise.

(NAN)

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Police Recruitment 2018: JAMB Reacts To Claim That Candidates Wrote Exam In Arabic

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has refuted the report that candidates for the Police recruitment 2018 exercise wrote an examination in Arabic.

Spokesperson of the exam body, Dr. Fabian, on Saturday said that JAMB examined the candidates in the English Language only, and that no one wrote examinations in any other subject or language.

Fabian explained that JAMB generally examines candidates in 23 subjects which are listed alphabetically in its computer-based module, and that Arabic is one of the four subjects in the alphabetical categorisations.

Dr. Fabian explained: “Alphabetically, Arts comes first, followed by Arabic, then Agric, and then English.

“The software is designed to push four subjects per candidate; so, those three other subjects were dummy subjects that weren’t meant to be answered because there’s practically no mark for them in this particular examination.

“The Police recruitment examination is only in English Language.

“The instructions were clearly written, but we envisaged that some candidates might still not read them, so the examiners read out the instructions.

“The candidates were to answer 60 questions within the 45 minutes they had for the examination. That being the case, how could anyone possibly write four papers in 45 minutes?”

Fabian noted that Nigerians were afraid that because JAMB registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, is a Muslim, he wanted to Islamise Nigeria, saying it was a ridiculous claim.

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Lagos Police Command Arrest Three Cops For Gambling On Duty

Three policemen attached to the Lagos State police command have been arrested for gambling. The cops were arrested at Opebi, Ikeja, after a video on social media showed them counting their wins.

A statement issued by the command’s spokesman, Chike Oti, a Superintendent of Police (SP), said the policemen were alleged to be counting bribes they collected while smoking.

He said: “Based on the allegation, the Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, ordered for their arrest, detention and trial. Preliminary investigation into the case revealed that the men were not counting bribes received as alleged but coupons they collected from a game of gambling, popularly known as Baba Ijebu, which they played.

“The men are currently facing disciplinary actions that could lead to reduction in rank or dismissal. It is wrong to engage in such distracting activity while on duty.

The CP Lagos encourages members of the public to always expose, albeit accurately, indiscipline and unprofessional policemen.”

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