ELECTORAL VIOLENCE: INEC PROTEST AGAINST MILITARY ACTION, MILITARY BLAMES POLICE

…Insiders’ accounts of election rigging in Rivers, Bayelsa …Military grave danger to our democracy – Bayelsa Council of Elders …Hold Wike responsible – Nigeria Army …Soldiers, APC behind the mess – Wike …Gov Dickson warns of his next plan By Emma Amaize, Regional Editor, South-South, Sam Oyadongha (Yenagoa), Egufe Yafugborhi and Davies Iheamnachor (Port Harcourt) SINCE  the last polls, things have not been normal in Rivers State, where the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, suspended, March 10, the electoral process due to heavy violence that dogged the March 9 elections…

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NO VEHICULAR MOVEMENT IN FCT DURING RERUN ELECTIONS – POLICE

The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory has imposed restriction on vehicular movement in Bwari, Kuje and Kwali Area Councils of Abuja from 6 a.m to 6 p.m on Saturday. Deputy spokesman of the Command, ASP Danjuma Tanimu, made this known in a statement on Friday. News Agency of Nigeria reports that the restriction of movement is aimed at ensuring peaceful and credible Area Council supplementary elections in the FCT on Saturday. Tanimu added that the restriction would be limited to only the wards affected in the three councils. He…

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POLICE LIED, THEY DRAGGED MY HUSBAND ON THE GROUND TILL HE DIED, SAYS WIDOW OF ABUJA CIVL DEFENCE OFFICER , WATCH VIDEO

Sunday Aborisade and Adelani Adepegba Ada, the wife of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps officer, Ogah Jumbo, who was allegedly beaten to death by two traffic wardens in Nyanya, Abuja, on Wednesday, has said the deceased was dragged on the ground till he died. Ada stated that her husband sustained broken fingernails and bruises on his toes when he was dragged on the ground by the traffic wardens, who assaulted him. The widow told one of our correspondents on Thursday that the traffic wardens hit Ogah on the head…

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POLICE DENY BEATING NSCDC MAN TO DEATH IN ABUJA

Nigerian Police have denied killing of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Jumbo Ogah. Force PRO, Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP Frank Mba, said contrary to reports, the deceased slumped and died during preliminary interrogation at a Nyanya Police Station at about 9am on Wednesday. According to Mba, the deceased violated traffic rules and was arrested by two Traffic Warden along Nyanya Highway in Abuja. “He was arrested and he drove himself to the police station with immediate members of his family who were with him at the time…

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WITNESS MAKES HUGE CLAIMS IN FORMER IGP, EHINDERO’S 300MIL FRAUD CHARGE

Recall that former Inspector General of Police, Sunday Ehindero and his aide, former Commissioner of Police John Obaniyi are facing fraud charges. A prosecution witness, Maifuwa Aibangbe, on Thursday informed an FCT High Court, Apo that N10.3 million interest was paid to the Nigeria Police in 2016 from the N300 million kept in a fixed deposit account in Wema Bank Plc. Aibangbe, a Business Development Manager with Wema Bank Plc, informed the court while testifying in the fraud charge brought against a former Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Sunday Ehindero and…

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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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