LAGOS POLICEMEN TO NOW UNDERGO TRAINING ON EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

…Indiscriminate arrest of people with dreadlocks, tattoos, not tolerated – CP Lagos By Evelyn Usman Plans have been concluded for policemen under the Lagos State Police Command to undergo training on emotional intelligence with a view to enhancing their capability on inter personal relationship. Police This is just as policemen in the state have been warned to desist from arresting people with dreadlocks or tattoo. Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, CP Zubairu Muazu, dropped the hint yesterday, at a breakfast meeting with Stakeholder Forum on Police Accountability, at…

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POLICE ABANDON ME AFTER I WAS ALMOST BLINDED ON DUTY- DSP

Tobi Aworinde, Abuja An Assistant Superintendent of Police, John Joshua, has appealed to Nigerians for financial help to restore his sight after the police abandoned him, following an attack on him and other officers in the line of duty. Joshua, who made the plea in a YouTube video published on Tuesday, said he was ambushed three years ago after a distress call was made for police intervention. He said, “On December 31, 2016, I received a distress call that there were some hoodlums attacking the Chivita’s warehouse and they needed…

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DRIVER WHO WAS DETAINED FOR 6 YEARS WITHOUT TRIAL WINS 10MILLION NAIRA IN SUIT AGAINST POLICE DETENTION

The Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the immediate release of a commercial bus driver, Jones Ofori, who was detained for alleged robbery without trial since 2013. The court also ordered the police to pay him damages in the sum of N10 million for his unlawful detention. Justice Muslim Hassan, who gave the order yesterday, noted that though the defendants filed a counter-affidavit in opposition to the suit, they never served it on the plaintiff. He said he had no other option but to grant the relief sought by…

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80% OF POLICE SUCCESS IS DUE TO SARS’ ACTIVITIES SAYS IGP

The Acting Inspector-General (I-G) of Police, Mohammed Adamu, said in Benin on Monday that the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) has contributed up to 80 per cent of the successes recorded by the Nigeriae remark n Police Force. Adamu made the remark at the commencement of a three-day Human Rights Training Programme for officers of SARS in Edo. Police The I-G, represented by CP Abiodun Odube, Commissioner of Police in charge of Training and Development, said this was in spite of the protests by Nigerians against the activities of SARS. He…

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ANAMBRA POLICE BEAT ME BLACK AND BLUE – FIRE SERVICE OFFICER

Chief Fire Officer, Anambra State Fire Service, Mr. Martin Agbili (an engineer), has accused policemen of beating him black and blue for allegedly driving in front of the police headquarters. Agbili said that he was beaten and his clothes torn right in the presence of his family. He said that the incident occurred in front of the police command on Friday, while in his official car. He said: “I was driving my official car and my family members were with me. I was driving pass the front of the police…

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POLICE SETTLE FOR PART-TIME CONSTABLES

Pastors, Imams, teachers, journalists to get special consideration We’ll recruit 15,000-25,000 men annually for five years –PSC Adelani Adepegba, Abuja As part of measures to check rising insecurity in the face of insufficient manpower in Nigeria’s police force, the Force has concluded plans to engage thousands of Special Constables to work with conventional policemen in communities. The recruitment of the special officers, which would be announced any moment from now, has received presidential backing and it is expected to start in Kaduna and other northern states where the traditional emirate…

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COURT ORDERS ANAMBRA POLICE CP TO PAY LAWYER 15MIL FOR UNLAWFUL DETENTION

By Vincent Ujumadu Awka—AN Anambra State High Court sitting in Otuocha in Anambra East Local Government Area has ordered the state Commissioner of Police and two others to pay N15 million to a lawyer, Mr. Emmanuel  Arinze, as damages for infringement on his fundamental rights. The order was made following an application for fundamental rights enforcement made to the court by Arinze through his lawyers led by Professor Ilochi Okafor(SAN). Arinze had alleged in his claims that the officer in charge of Aguleri Police Area Command, Mr. Abdu Osu, and Sergeant Oviaede Mamode…

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IGP INAUGURATES NEW ANTI-KIDNAPPING STRATEGIES

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Acting Inspector -General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has rolled out what has been described as ‘new counter-kidnapping operational strategies.’ Police spokesman, DCP Frank Mba, said the new strategies involve the deployment of undercover operatives, decoy operations and high-level tactical missions with active participation of operatives drawn variously from the conventional Police unit, the Force Intelligence unit, the Special Anti-Robbery Squads, the Special Anti-kidnapping Squads and the Police Tactical Units comprising the Police Mobile Force, the Counter Terrorism Unit and the Special Forces. He stated, “The operational…

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IG SUMMONS COMMANDERS OF SARS FROM ALL 36 STATES

IGP summons SARS, Anti-kidnapping commanders to Abuja Molly Kilete, Abuja The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has summoned commanders in charge of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) to an emergency meeting in Abuja over the rising rate of extra judicial killings by police operatives across the country, Also summoned to Abuja are commanders of the Anti-kidnapping squads, who have been invited to explain why the rate of kidnapping has skyrocketed despite the various operations put in place to curb the menace. The meeting, which is scheduled to hold at…

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MASSIVE SHAKE-UP IN POLICE FORCE LOOMS AS INSECURITY CONTINUES

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInWhatsAppEmail A massive shake-up is imminent in the police, it was learnt yesterday. News of the re-organisation was broken at a three-hour meeting of Acting Inspector-General (IG) Mohammed Adamu with senators at the National Assembly. IG Adamu was invited last weekend by the Senate to brief the Red Chamber on what the police have done to stop killings, kidnapping, banditry, terrorism and other crimes. The police boss was said to have told the senators that the recent redeployment of top officers were part of efforts to tackle insecurity. “The IG…

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