ABDUCTED POLICE DPO, ORDERLY RELEASED AFTER PAYING 5MIL NAIRA RANSOM IN NIGER

The Divisional Police Officer attached to the Sarkin Pawa division, in Munya local government area of Niger state, Amos Aliyu and his orderly have been released by his captors. Our correspondent learnt that the abductors released the officers after collecting N5 million ransom. The chairman of Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) in Munya local government, Alhaji Ibrahim Kadi confirmed to journalists in Minna that Superintendent of Police Aliyu and the orderly were released in Gwagwa area of Shiroro local government of the state. A source close to the DPO’s family…

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MISCONDUCT: POLICE COMMISSION PROBES EDO, KANO COMMISSIONERS

Adelani Adepegba and Leke Bayeiwu The Police Service Commission is probing two state commissioners of police for professional misconduct, unethical practices and incompetence. Findings by SUNDAY PUNCH indicated that the commission has opened an investigation into alleged professional misconduct against the Kano State CP, Rabiu Yusuf, following a petition by the Kwankwasiyya Political Movement. The group had accused the CP of being openly partisan and unprofessional in his conduct. “The CP was accused of supporting Governor Abdullahi Ganduje faction of the All Progressives Congress and sequel to a petition from the Kwankwasiyya group, the…

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POLICE COMMISSION WITHHOLDS APPROVAL OF SPECIAL PROMOTIONS FOR IG’S WIFE, OTHERS

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has withheld approval for the recent special promotions recommended by the Inspector-General of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris. A statement by Mr Ikechukwu Ani, Media, Press and Public Relations officer of PSC, disclosed that all recommendations to the Commission on special promotions by the IGP had been put on hold until he complies with the guidelines for special promotions in the force. Idris, it was alleged, gave special promotions to his new wife, DSP Esther who was allegedly four months pregnant before the wedding. The lawmaker…

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POLICE SERVICE COMMISSION DISOWNS IGP IDRIS, SAYS HE REFUSED TO IMPLEMENT DIRECTIVES TO SANITISE POLICE

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Police Service Commission has blamed the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris for the rot in the police force, saying he did not implement the directives sent to him. The commission said though it has constitutional powers to appoint, promote and discipline police officers, it did not have the authority to discipline “an IG who refuses to implement decisions.” The Head, Press and Public Relations, PSC, Ikechukwu Ani said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja in reaction to an interview by the producer of a…

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OUTRAGE AS SARS COMMANDER CARRIES UMBRELLA FOR APC CHIEFTAIN

From Ighomena Edherigho The Rivers State Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS has been accused of partisanship as the indicted Commander of the squad, Akin Fakorede and some operatives of the unit reportedly participated in airport ceremony and fanfare for the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi and the defeated Rivers State APC Governorship Candidate, Mr. Dakuku Peterside. Fakorede and his men reportedly joined in the singing and dancing by APC members to the chagrin of passengers and other by-standers at the Port Harcourt International Airport.  The development was said to have left those who watched the…

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SARS OFFICERS ARE NOT SUPPOSE TO WEAR PLAIN CLOTHES WHILE ON DUTY-ZONAL PPRO DOLAPO BADMUS

Zonal Police PRO, SP Dolapo Badmus has reacted to the viral video of a Police officer who was pictured in plain clothes while carrying a gun. According to her, the officer is a member of the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS). She also said that SARS officers are not supposed to wear plain clothes while on duty. She revealed that the force has a special outfit for SARS officers which enables citizens to identify them when they are approached by one. Dolapo Badmus also advised citizens on what to do when…

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IGP HAS SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH TWO FEMALE POLICE OFFICERS, IMPREGNATED ONE, MISAU ALLEGES

Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has been of having sexual relationship with two female police officers, by Senator Isa Misau. Speaking during a plenary session on Wednesday, October 4, Misau alleged Idris of giving special promotions to the female officers as well as ‘his boys’. Misau had started off claiming that the IGP recently got married to one of the female officers whom the senator alleged Idris had impregnated. Senator Isa Misau He said, “The IG is openly having two relationships with…

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4 DAYS AFTER, NO TRACE OF ABDUCTED POLICE COMMISSIONER AND HIS FAMILY

The police command in Zamfara and Kaduna States are battling to unravel the mystery behind the abduction of Assistant Police Commissioner, ACP, Emmanuel Agene, who was abducted while travelling with his driver on the Funtua-Birnin-Gwari road. ACP Agene was traveling back to his station in Gusau on Wednesday after his casual leave when he was abducted by some yet to be identified gunmen. The Kaduna State police command on Friday, confirmed the abduction of the police chief. The Police Public Relations Officer in Kaduna State, ASP Mukhtar Hussein Aliyu, who…

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IGP DEFIES OSINBAJO’S DIRECTIVE OVER POSTING OF OFFICER WHO EXPOSED 360MIL NAIRA FRAUD

The police authorities have snubbed a request made by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for the secondment of a police officer for a special assignment. Police Inspector General Ibrahim Idris, The Nation gathered, declined the release of Deputy Commissioner (DSP) Abduyari Lafia to serve on the Special Presidential Panel for the Recovery of Public Property as requested by a Presidency letter dated September 21, 2017. Instead, the police boss posted 12 officers from the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police and below to the panel. Lafia had earned the confidence of the panel for…

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FCT POLICE DEFIES IGP, CONTINUES ROADBLOCK

The police in Abuja say they will continue to barricade roads across the Federal Capital Territory, citing soaring criminal activities. Anjuguri Manzah, spokesperson for the FCT command, said officers had been ordered to “embark on vigorous stop and search along the highways,” as part of police’s response to rising cases of criminality in Abuja and its environs. The announcement appeared to counter the order of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, for immediate demolition of all roadblocks across the country. “IGP Ibrahim Idris has ordered the dismantling of all roadblocks…

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