POLICE BEAT MAN TO DEATH OVER 40,000 BRIBE IN KOGI, REFUSED TO FREE HIM AFTER COMPLAINANT SAID ISSUE WAS RESOLVED

Family seeks justice, petitons IG Oluwatobi Akindele The family of a 30-year-old man, Emeka Uyamadu, has accused policemen attached to the Kabba Police Station of torturing him, which led to his eventual death at the Federal Prison, Kabba, Kogi State. The family alleged that the policemen had accused Emeka of assault before a magistrates’ court, which remanded him in prison. PUNCH Metro gathered that Emeka had a disagreement with his brother, Chibuike, over the use of a motorcycle they both shared. In the course of the disagreement, some soldiers reportedly intervened…

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MOB BURNS POLICE STATION IN IBADAN, SEE PIX

A mob has set ablaze an Ibadan police station in Oyo State over alleged killing of a motorcyclist, aka Okada rider, by a policeman. The mob set the Alakia-Adelubi Police Division on fire destroying six vehicles. Explaining what led to the incident, the police said in a statement: “Due to the positioning of the men, the armed sentry, Sergeant Sunday Ogunkanmi, who was the last man on the professional positioning, made efforts to stop the motorcyclist and his passengers and consequently, there was a scuffle and they all fell down.…

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NO TIME LIMIT TO REPORTING CASES SAYS POLICE

Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba (a Deputy Commissioner of Police) The Nigerian Police yesterday said there is no time limit for reporting cases of rape and other sexual assaults to the security and other appropriate agencies in the country. They insisted that irrespective of how long it takes a rape victim to report the case, the Police and the state owe him or her a responsibility to diligently investigate the complaint and bring offenders to book. Speaking in an exclusive interview yesterday with The Guardian in Abuja, Force Public…

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CULTISTS INVADE IMO POLICE STATION, CART AWAY ARMS, SET STATION ABLAZE

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri Hoodlums suspected to be cultists on Monday set the Otoko police station in Obowo Local Government Area of Imo State on fire. The hoodlums, who sacked the few policemen on duty made away with four firearms. A village source who confirmed the development to our correspondent said that the villagers were on the run because of the incident. According to him, the incident happened around 2:50 p.m. on Monday. He said  “Otoko Police Station in Obowo  Local Government Area of  Imo State is on fire. Cultists razed…

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STOP SMOKING WEED, OBIANO TELLS POLICEMEN

Governor Willie Obiano who spoke during a lecture organised by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency to commemorate the 2019 International Day against Drug Abuse and Drug Trafficking in Awka, warned the Nigerian Police and other security operatives to stop smoking Indian hemp. Governor Willie Obiano who warned the police and others to stop smoking Indian hemp, stated that it will only damage them instead of helping them as they erroneously believed. The Anambra State Governor who traced the introduction of cannabis sativa into the country to the Second World…

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POLICE SERVICE COMMISSION SHORTLISTS 210,150 FOR 10,000 JOBS

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has shortlisted 210,150 applicants for screening exercise for the ongoing recruitment into the Police Force. This comes after months of silence – beyond the opening of recruitment portal – on the presidential directive for the recruitment of 10,000 police personnel, to boost the manpower need of the police, which has remained grossly inadequate. The commission, in a statement by its Head, Press and Public Relations, Mr. Ikechukwu Ani, said the exercise will hold between July 1 and 28. A breakdown of the number showed that…

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IGP MONITORING TEAM MEMBER KILLS 21-YR OLD, BURIES BODY IN RIVERS

CHUKWUDI AKASIKE writes about the ordeal of the bereaved parents of a 21-year-old man allegedly shot dead at close range by officers of the IGP Monitoring Unit in Rivers State The grief that beclouded Mrs Ebi Agori, wife of a retired naval officer, when she lost her son terribly escalated when she learnt that the officers of the IGP Monitoring Unit, who allegedly shot dead her son, told her that they had disposed of the body of the 21-year-old Daniel. Ebi, an evangelist, who was traumatised by the development, alleged that…

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RIVERS SARS OFFICIALS TORTURE JOURNALIST FOR EXPOSING THEIR ATROCITIES, SEE PIX

Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt A journalist with Port Harcourt-based Nigeria Info radio station, Kofi Bartels, is currently recuperating in hospital after being allegedly tortured by personnel of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Rivers State. Bartels said he suffered a swollen knee after he was hit several times with wooden bars by the policemen during an incident at Mgbuoba in the Obio/Akpo Local Government Area of the state. He explained that trouble started on Tuesday when he noticed that the SARS personnel wanted to arrest a boy, whose mother was selling…

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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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