Yoruba nation rally: “We didn’t fire live bullets” – Police

…Deny killing girl The Lagos State Police Command says its officers should not be held responsible for the death of a sales lady in the Ojota area of the State. Recall that there were earlier reports of how the Police shot into the air and fired tear gas as they dispersed ‘Yoruba nation’ agitators at Gani Fawehinmi Park.After the showdown, a saleslady, identified as Jumoke, was found dead in a pool of blood. Some residents had alleged that the lady, who was selling yoghurt drinks, allegedly died after she was…

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Yoruba nation: ‘No rally allowed in Lagos’ – Police

…As Igboho calls off rally after wife’s kidnap The Lagos State Police Command yesterday announced that the planned Yoruba nation rally, slated to hold in the state on Saturday will not be allowed. This was disclosed by the state Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, at a media briefing held in Alausa, Ikeja. He said, “On no account will any actual or rumoured activity, including the planned mega rally, be allowed to lock down the state or hinder the normal daily activities of the good people of Lagos State. According…

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Oyo: Kidnappers flee as policemen, vigilantes rescue victims inside forest

Criminals suspected to be kidnappers on Tuesday reportedly abducted three persons from a Toyota Sienna bus off Ibadan-Ijebu road in Ibadan. The State’s Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, confirmed the incident to newsmen in a statement yesterday.  According to sources, the hoodlums numbering about 10 carried out the abduction at about 11:30 am. The hoodlums were said to have whisked their captives into the forest having successfully carried out their operation. The case was said to have been reported to the police immediately and some armed policemen and…

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Ekiti: 65-yr-old man arrested over rape of 85-yr stepmother

A 65-year-old man, Durodola Ogundele, has been arrested by the Police for allegedly raping his 85-year-old stepmother. The Police alleged that Ogundele committed the offence in Ayetoro-Ekiti, Ido-Osi local government area of Ekiti State. The State Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Sunday Abutu, said the suspect, on June 15, allegedly had carnal knowledge of the octogenarian in her room. Abutu, in a statement, explained that Ogundele is a son to the victim’s late husband. According to him, the suspect on a fateful day entered the victim’s room to assist…

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Ogun: Police arrest woman for selling daughters for N300,000

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 35-year-old mother, Blessing Ebuneku Agoro, for selling her two biological daughters – Semilore Agoro (4 years) and Deborah Agoro (2 years) for N300,000. The woman was said to have sold the children without the knowledge of her husband, Oluwaseyi Agoro, who reported the matter to the Police. The State’s Police Public Relations Officer, (PPPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, told newsmen yesterday that the husband reported at the Redeemed Camp Divisional Headquarters that he travelled for some time and returned on Tuesday without…

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FCT: Police recover ‘huge’ ransoms after raiding kidnappers’ camps

Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT), Police Command have arrested about a dozen criminals suspected to be armed kidnappers. It was gathered that the suspected kidnappers are behind recent abduction incidents at Kwali and Bwari area council axis, together with Tungan-Maje community in Abuja. They were nabbed during a ‘guerrilla’ undercover operation conducted at the criminals’ hideouts by the Police crack team, within the past three days. A security officer, who participated in one of the raids told newsmen that a huge sum of money allegedly paid as ransom…

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Buhari orders upward review of Police salaries, benefits

President Muhammadu Buhari says he has given directives for the upward review of Police salaries and benefits. The President made the disclosure while delivering a speech yesterday, during a one-day visit to Lagos State, where he inaugurated various projects. He said, “We are currently recruiting 10,000 new police officers to reinforce our personnel capacity across the country. “In addition, I have directed the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission to carry out an upward review of Police salaries and benefits. President Buhari said that no government since 1999 had been…

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Kaduna: Police foil kidnap attempt, rescue five victims

The Kaduna State Police Command has rescued five persons from bandits in Jema’a and Igabi local government areas of the State. The State’s Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, in a statement, said the gunmen had blocked the Jagindi Godo-Godo road, attacked a Sharon vehicle and abducted the occupants. The statement said operatives gave the bandits a hot chase and exchanged tactical fire after the bandits shot sporadically at the security men. The Police confirmed that its operatives however succeeded in rescuing three victims unhurt. ”On the same day,…

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IGP suspends issuance of tinted-glass permits, SPY number plates

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba on Monday announced the immediate suspension of tinted glass permits and issuance of SPY number plates in the country. According to him, some mischievous persons have capitalised on the license to commit heinous crimes. “Accordingly, henceforth, the issuance of SPY number plates and tinted-glass permits are hereby suspended. The existing authorisations are being reviewed and a protocol to regulate the issuance of such permits will be evolved. “In due course, an enforcement mechanism that will enforce the standardised process of issuance of SPY number…

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Attack on Imo Police headquarters repelled – Police

The Nigerian Police have reportedly foiled an attack on Imo State Command and killed no fewer than five gunmen yesterday. This tragic incident was confirmed by the Police Public Relations Officer, (PPPRO) in the State, Bala Elkana. According to Elkana, the attackers arrived at the police command in a white Hummer bus in the early hours of yesterday. The PPPRO said their officers immediately denied the gunmen access and engaged them in a shooting, leaving five of them dead. He added four AK-47 rifles were recovered from the gunmen. The…

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