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Man drags Hanan Buhari, DSS to court over MTN sim card ..

The Federal High Court, Asaba, Delta State has fixed 12th February 2020 for a hearing of the lawsuit filed by Anthony Okolie against President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter Hanan, Mobile Telephone Network (MTN) and the Department of State Service (DSS).

Okolie was arrested and detained by the DSS for a period of 10 weeks for using an MTN sim card previously used by Hanan Buhari.

“The sim card became redundant and was recycled to the market for sale (after Hanan stopped using it),” Okolie’s lawyer Tope Akinyode said.

“Okolie lawfully bought the sim card after years of redundancy unknown to him who the previous owner was.”

Akinyode said Okolie’s detention was unlawful because he has the receipt for the purchase of the sim card and all other documents pertaining to the sim card.

In the lawsuit, Okolie is demanding a N500m compensation and public apology for the violation of his fundamental human rights.

The case has been assigned to Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of Court 2, Federal High, Asaba, Delta State and will come up before the court on 12th February 2020.

Akinyode maintained that the lawsuit will serve as “an eternal caution against flagrant abuse of power by public officers.”


NSCDC official who shot imo politician arrested ..

NobleReporters recall that Ogudoro allegedly shot Emenike at the residence of Princess Miriam Onuoha, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate on Sunday.

The incident occurred during celebration of Onuoha’s victory at Saturday’s rerun election for Imo North federal constituency.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the arrest to newsmen in Owerri on Monday.

Ikeokwu, who spoke on behalf of the Commissioner of Police in the state, Fafowora Olaniyi, said that the killer corps was arrested after credible information confirmed that Ogudoro fired gunshot at Emenike on Sunday.

He said that the NSCDC in Imo had been informed of the arrest and detention of Ogudoro, an officer with the Imo command of the Corps, adding that joint investigation by the police and NSCDC was ongoing.

He added that the alleged culprit, an orderly attached to the candidate would be prosecuted if the Force found that to be necessary after investigation.

He however, appealed to youths of Ehime Mbano Local Government where the deceased hailed from, to remain calm and be law abiding as the police was on top of the situation.

“The command hereby confirm the arrest and detention of Sydney Ogudoro, a two star officer of the NSCDC, who allegedly shot and killed the AA senatorial candidate for Imo north in the 2019 elections, Chief Ndubuisi Emenike.

“We are currently carrying out a joint investigation alongside the NSCDC in some areas of operation and prosecution will follow if necessary.

“We also appeal to the good people of Isiala Mbano to remain law abiding and trust the police to fully carry out its constitutional responsibility of bringing culprits to book and toeing the path of justice and fairness. We will leave no stone unturned,” he said


Why Oko Oloyun was shot dead: Police explained ..

The police stated that Oko Oloyun’s death may be connected to the fraud case in his Lagos office.

24 hours after the assassination of popular traditional medicine expert, Alhaji Fatai Yusuf, popularly known as Oko Oloyun, the Oyo Police Command says it has commenced investigation into the murder and that it probably has a clue on why he was gunned down.

Oko Oloyun was on Thursday, January 23, 2020, shot dead by some yet-to-be-identified gunmen.

Pulse had reported that the trado-medical practitioner was on his way from an outing when the gunmen shot at his vehicle along Eruwa-Igboora Road in the Ibarapa Central area of Oyo.

In a statement made available to the public on Friday, January 24, the state Police Command disclosed that two police escorts attached to the late businessman and some members of his staff are in custody for interrogation.

The interrogation, according to the police, followed a tip off on an alleged fraud perpetrated recently in Oko Oloyun’s Lagos office.

“Some of the staff and his two (2) Police escorts are being questioned by a team of crack detectives from the homicide section of State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID Iyaganku, Ibadan with a view to finding and apprehending the fleeing suspects who wrecked the heinous act,” Oyo Police Spokesman, Gbenga Fadeyi said in the statement.

Possible motive

Fadeyi said the deceased may have been killed due to an alleged book-keeping fraud he detected in his Lagos office, adding that the ‘fraud’ he found out “allegedly led to the burning/destruction of some financial/bookkeeping records.”

“In addition to other possible motives, a plausible nexus is therefore being suspected between the fire incident and the attack on the deceased,” Fadeyi explained.

The police spokesman however appealed to members of the public with credible information on Oko Oloyun’s death to come forward.


Ogun Re-run: 2 electoral criminals arrested by EFCC ..

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) has arrested two suspected electoral criminals for their involvement in vote-buying during the Federal House of Representatives rerun election in Ogun State during the weekend.

EFCC spokesperson Tony Orilade said the suspects, one Alaga Segun and Bamidele Falegan, who claimed to be agents of an unnamed opposition party in the state, were arrested at the Odomowo Oko Polling Unit in the Ijebu Ode area of the state.

According to Orilade, Segun, the first suspect to be arrested, was in possession of the sum of N149,000, out of N150, 000 he claimed was given to him by his accomplice, Falegan, to induce voters during the exercise.

“Upon interrogation on their fraudulent activity, Falegan confessed to have received the money from one Taiwo Shote, a lawyer and an opposition party candidate in the election. The suspects will soon be charged to court,” Orilade said.


Stop taking laws into your hands – Bayelsa Police warn

The Bayelsa Police Command on Friday warned residents to refrain from taking laws into their hands at crime scenes to avoid arrest and prosecution.

NobleReporters reports that the warning came on the heels of Thursday’s mob action against two armed robbery suspects at Green Villa Road, Biogbolo area of Yenagoa.

N.Rs reports that residents and sympathizers who responded to distress call from an operators of a Point of Sales (PoS) terminal cash operator, apprehended the two suspected armed robbers, disarmed and beat them to death.

The irate mob took the remains of the two robbers into the Lexus car they operated with and set it ablaze before the arrival of the Police.

SP Asinim Butswat, spokesman of the Bayelsa Police Command, condemned the act, saying that the Command had commenced investigations.

“ Bayelsa State Police Command condemned the mob action which led to the death of two yet to be identified male adults at Biogbolo, Yenagoa.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Uche Anozia, has ordered investigation and those responsible for the act would be arrested and prosecuted,” he said.


Stopping of cars at irregular checkpoints; illegal – Army Commander warns

Maj. Gen. Olusegun Adeniyi, Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, has cautioned motorists against stopping at irregular security check point on the Maiduguri-Damaturu road.

Adeniyi, who disclosed this on Tuesday in Maiduguri, said that intelligence reports indicates that Boko Haram were mounting road blocks and attacking motorist on the road.

He listed the designated check points to include Njimtilo, Auno, Jakana, Ngamdu and Kukareta.

Adeniyi said the road was secure as the military intensified patrol and deployed additional personnel to guarantee safety of road users.

According to him, the new measures had denied the insurgents freedom to attack commuters as well as villages along the highway.

“The problem is that Boko Haram dressed in Nigeria army stolen uniforms, having painted Hilux in Nigeria army special camouflage colours, stop some vehicles and abduct innocent Nigerians.

“So between Maiduguri and Damaturu, I have ordered that no checking of persons except at recognized checkpoint inside Auno, Jakana, Minok, Banishaik, Ngamdu, Kukareta.

” Those check points have been there for years and they do not even check individuals, they just make sure Boko Haram do not sneak terrorists and IED-laden vehicles into the two cities.

“So if anybody is being asked to stop in between this towns, he should be very wary. A lot of soldiers and other security personnel are on that road 24 hours,” he said.

Adeniyi said that the command had launched several military operations along the road to route out the insurgents hibernating around the highway to cause havoc.

“Other military operations were carried out on the road and several kilometers away from the road. More resources are being put on that road because we realized how vital that road is to all Nigerians,” he said.

The theatre commander said that the insurgents had adopted the ISIS style of winning the minds and heart of the civil populace by not attacking them in most cases with a view to set up a caliphate.

“When they enter villages, they will tell them (people) not to run, that they should cool down that they are not there to harm them. They are doing this in hope that they are going to form whatever geographical entity that also run a fake state like ISIS.”

On effort put in place to rescue the abducted victims, Adeniyi said massive operations were currently ongoing across the northeast to decimate the terrorist and rescue captured victims.

“Everyday, there are military operations throughout the Northeast. Except Boko Haram will take these people out of Nigeria, our military operations will surely reach wherever they are and by God’s grace, we will rescue them.

“I am assuring Nigerians that we will not relent in our effort to make sure we get to everywhere. We just left Mandara mountains and we know the number we rescued.”


Lagos: Armed mobile Police takes over Gani Fawehinmi park

…operation amotekun protest

Armed mobile policemen, have taken over Gani Fawehinmi Park in Ojota, Lagos, proposed venue for a protest code-named “Amotekun Solidarity Walk” organised by Yoruba World Congress.

The peaceful protest is supposed to take place in all South-West states.

Our correspondent, who is currently at the venue noticed heavy presence of security personnel in major recreation parks.

One of the leaders of the group is currently in talk with police while people hang around the venue.

YWC had called on Yoruba sons and daughters to come out in large numbers on Tuesday to participate in a rally to support Operation Amotekun, a security network recently established by governors of South-West Nigeria to wage war against insecurity across the region.

Details later…


Forces in doubt if Nnamdi Kanu will attend parent’s funeral

..says funeral, 14th of February

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has kept Nigerian security agencies in doubt on whether or not he would attend his parents funeral ceremony.

In a statement by IPOB spokesman Emma Powerful and obtained by Sunday Sun, the controversial separatist leader maintains that he will not disclose to anyone if he would be attending his parents funeral ceremony. Kanu’s parents – father Eze Israel Okwu Kanu (JP) and mother Ugoeze Nnenne Kanu – according to the family died as a result of trauma after soldiers raided their Afaraukwu residence in Umuahia, Abia State.

Meanwhile, the date for the funeral has been slated for February, 14, coinciding with the Valentine’s Day celebration worldwide.

The family has announced that the ceremony will begin with a procession according to the customs and tradition of the people.

According to the statement by Powerful:

“IPOB leadership will not be disclosing any information and have not disclosed any information regarding the likely attendance or non-attendance of our leader to this event. However, arrangements are being put in place to ensure the ceremony is held in a secure and safe atmosphere.”

The IPOB spokesman said that their movement is peaceful and hopes to maintain its approach until their dream of an Igbo ethnostate (Biafra) is restored.

Nnamdi Kanu & Late Parents

“The movement and anticipated presence of our leader in his home during this period are yet to be finalised and, as such, no confirmation or otherwise will be issued to that effect. IPOB High Command will determine under what circumstance any announcement will be made in the future.

“We are inviting every media outlet, local and international, print and electronic to be present in Isiama-Afaraukwu on that day,” the statement concludes.


IPOB leader, Kanu announces how to bury his late parents

Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has announced his plan to attend the burial of his parents scheduled for February 14, 2020.

Kanu who revealed this through IPOB spokesperson, Emma Powerful, however, refused to disclose the security arrangements put in place for the burial in view of its sensitivity.

He said the burial would follow the normal burial preparation, according to the custom of the land.

“The burial of our leader’s parents burial will be 14th of February 2020.

“We are not going to disclose our security arrangements because they are much enemies who wish to destroy or destabilize every effort made for the successful burial of these father and mother of our leader.

“IPOB is on ground and nothing will change our resolve to protect the environment.

Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu

“We are peaceful and will maintain it to last point. But nobody should try IPOB,” Emma Powerful said.

The IPOB leader lost his father Eze Israel Kanu, four months after his mother, Ugoeze Sally Kanu, also died.


Hanan Buhari, DSS sued for N500 million

Tope Akinyode, lawyer to Mr Anthony Okolie, an Asaba-based businessman detained for 10 weeks by the DSS for owning a SIM card previously registered in Hanan Buhari’s name, has made good his threat to sue all the parties involved in Okolie’s ordeal.

A suit has now been filed in which Okolie is asking President Buhari’s daughter, the Department of State Services (DSS) and MTN, to pay him N500 million compensation.

Mr Okolie, 33, was arrested on July 19, 2019 in Asaba.

The suit, with number FHC/ASB/CS/3/2020, is seeking an order to “compel the respondents (DSS, Hanan and MTN) jointly or severally to pay the applicant the sum of N500,000,000 only as general and aggravated damages for the gross and unlawful violation of the applicant’s right to acquire moveable properties, freedom of movement and self-dignity.”

Okolie said in the suit that he was detained with handcuffs until September 22, 2019, as the DSS waited for Hanan, who was schooling in the United Kingdom, to come and clear him but she never did.

The trader also attached the receipt he was issued after purchasing the SIM card as well as the SIM certificate.

According to the affidavit, he bought the SIM card on December 8, 2018, with phone number, 09035666662, for the sum of N1,000.

Okolie asked the court to declare that his long detention was an abuse of his fundamental human rights and that the actions of the DSS contravened sections 35 and 34 of the 1999 Constitution.


Securities accused of impregnating a teen

An agency under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, has reportedly accused officials of various security agencies attached to border communities in Nigeria of impregnating female residents especially teenagers in their host communities.

Report state that IPCR made the revelation during an enlightenment programme held on Saturday at Oke-Odan in the Yewa South local Government Area of Ogun State.

According to the report, the Senior Research Fellow of IPCR, Mr Akangbe Moses, lamented that security agents were compounding issues in the border areas through the act.

“Security agents are causing conflicts in their host communities. Some of them impregnate teenage girls and this has been leading to crises in those communities. This is aside from the usual problems they create.

“This is why we have been preaching women in governance so that you can collectively salvage the situation as mothers. You can contest any political office in your area as a woman, especially when you notice those who have been holding those offices are not doing it right”, Moses is quoted.


NYSC member commits suicide – Police confirms

The Enugu State Police Command, says it has gotten information and commenced investigations on the alleged suicide of a serving National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member in the state.

Mr Ebere Amaraizu, the Enugu State Police Public Relations Office (PPRO) told NobleReporters in a telephone interview on Saturday.

“Yes, police has gotten a report of one Miss Bolufemi Motunrayo a Batch C youth corps member serving in Girls Secondary School, Ibagwa-Aka who committed suicide. It’s unfortunate.

“Police has already commenced investigations on circumstances surrounding her death which happened on Friday Jan. 10, ” he said.

N.Rs gathered that the deceased hailed from Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi and was a graduate of Banking and Finance from Prince Abubakar Audu University.

She was said to have left a suicide note in which she allegedly wrote, “I did this because I see nothing worth living for in this world”.


1,320 militiamen recruited to Operation Amotekun (Leopard)

The new security outfit geared towards tackling kidnapping and criminal activities in the South-West, Operation Amotekun, gained momentum on Friday as Lagos, Osun and Ekiti state governments announced they would recruit about 1,320 militiamen for the purpose.

The announcement came barely two days after South-West governors led by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State inaugurated the outfit, also called Western Nigeria Security Network.

The development came just as the police have identified about 52 deadly blackspots they would focus on in collaboration with the militiamen.

The development came amid the announcement by some social-political groups across the country endorsing the outfit, saying it would help tackle insecurity in the region.

The groups are the Arewa Consultative Forum, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Ijaw Youth Congress, Pan Nigeria Delta Forum, Middle Belt Forum and Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra

Announcing their plans to recruit militiamen from the Oodua Peoples Congress, Agbekoya, Vigilantes and hunters, Lagos, Osun and Ekiti said the recruitment would be handled by each state in collaboration with the security agencies.

The Chief Press Secretary to Osun State Governor, Ismail Omipidan, said the state planned to recruit 700 locals that would work with the conventional security outfits in the state.

Omipidan also said all security agencies were involved in the recruitment, which according to him, was going on smoothly.

He added that the role of the militiamen would be restricted to intelligence gathering.

He said, “The success of the Civilian JTF initiative in the fight against insurgency has encouraged us to engage the locals primarily in the area of intelligence gathering.

“We are recruiting 700 locals and all security agencies are involved in the recruitment process. It is ongoing and I believe it will be completed soon.”

A top official of the state close to the Operation Amotekun said the state would inaugurate its own chapter of the outfit before the end of the month.

He said, “ Osun will use the Olajokun Park in Gbongan as their operational base. We are still perfecting the operational procedures and we should complete that next week.

“What we want to do now is to have men on patrol to know the areas very well. The people we will recruit will gather intelligence and send it to the operational base in Gbogan.

“They will not arrest anyone, they will only gather information. We will recruit about 10 people each through the local government areas and the local council development areas.

“These people understand the terrain, they understand the culture, beliefs and other things that can make them function better. It will be successful.”

Also, the Special Adviser on Security to Ekiti State Governor, Brig Gen Ebenezar Ogundana (retd), said on Friday that Operation Amotekun would fully take off as soon.

Ogundana said the states were awaiting the operational procedure which would define the mandate of the operators.

The security adviser said, “It will take off as soon as possible. The only thing we are waiting for is the standing operational procedure that is going to define our mandate so that we don’t send people out and something happened that we will not be able to explain. When we get the document, we will read it to them and we begin operation.”

Ogundana said they would not do any recruitment in Ekiti because “we have people we are going to use”.

He added, “We are using members of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria, it is an institution that is already on the ground. The Oodua Peoples Congress is a regional organisation that is fully on the ground that is registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission. The hunters have a national association registered with the CAC too.

“These are the people we will use and we have them in Ekiti, we have them in every local government. We have contacted the local government and they will forward their lists to us. The kabiyesis are the ones coordinating the hunters and the head of the vigilante group has the list. That is what we are compiling.

“In Ekiti, we are looking at between 400 and 500 people for a start.”

Ogundana said the vigilantes, hunters and OPC members to be recruited would be trained to enhance results for the outfit.

He said, “The roles they are going to play is in terms of gathering information which will be localised and they will be located in their own atreas.”

Also, the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, on Friday said the state had donated 20 vehicles and would recruit 120 people to support Operation Amotekun.

Omotoso, who spoke with one of our correspondents, said although the state already had its local Neighbourhood Watch similar to Operation Amotekun, it would continue to support anything that would promote peace in the region.

He said, “Lagos has donated 20 vehicles and in terms of personnel, we are going to contribute no fewer than 120. We also have a template on the same security. We have been running Neighbourhood Watch and it is working for us. But it does not mean that if there is any regional idea we would not support.That is why we have contributed vehicles in terms of equipment and 120 personnel in addition to other things that we are doing.”

The commissioner said Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu was not able to attend the inauguration of the outfit on Thursday because he already had a scheduled programme for that day.

ACF, PANDEF, Ohanaeze, Middle Belt, others back security outfit

Meanwhile, the Arewa Consultative Forum, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Ijaw Youth Congress, Pan Nigeria Delta Forum, MASSOB and Middle Belt Forum, and the National Association of Nigerian Students on Friday said they were happy with the South-West security initiative.

The President, Ohanaeze, John Nwodo, who described it as laudable, said, “Nobody needs to tell any Nigerian today that your security is in your own hands.”

He said, “Can you run a federation where the federating units cannot control their domestic security?”

Also, the Secretary General of the Arewa Consultative Forum, Mr Anthony Sani, said Operation Amotekun would help tackle the security challenges facing the region.

This was contrary to the assertion from some youths in the region that the formation of the security outfit was a “military wing” of the Oodua Peoples Congress.

The ACF chief said there was nothing wrong with the South-West governors coming together to proffers solution to the security issues in their region.

Sani said, “There is no harm in coming together against collective challenges for common good.

“Similarly, it is in the place of the Attorney General and Minister of Justice to guide and protect the observance of the constitution. If the South-West goes against the constitution there is a way to caution them.”

The leader of the youth wing of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, Mr Famous Daunemigha, said, “There is nothing wrong with what the South-West has done if they did it within the confines of the law.”

MASSOB leader, Uchenna Madu, said, “We salute the courageous spirit of the Yoruba governors and their political, traditional, religious and opinion leaders in unity.”

IYC President, Mr Eric Omare, called on other regions like the South-East and South-South to emulate the South-West and establish their own security outfits to remain alive.

The MBF President, Dr Bitrus Pogu, said the only way to defend the country was for every community to set up their own security arrangements, noting that the security forces had failed to defend the people.

Amotekun can use guns like hunters, says ex-police commissioner

A former Lagos State Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni, said Operation Amotekun officials would be allowed to carry Dane guns just like the way hunters are allowed to do.

Owoseni, who is the Special Adviser to the Oyo State Governor on Security, said this during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Friday.

When asked if the Operation Amotekun men would be allowed to use Dane guns, he said, “(Yes) if it is necessary for them to use in some instances, because hunters do carry their Dane guns and go with their dogs. These are their tools and it is not illegal.”

He, however, explained that the outfit would not run a detention facility but would purely be an intelligence gathering group.

When asked if they would be allowed to make arrests, the retired CP said, “The power they have to make arrest is the same power you have. Every citizen has the power of arrest. When you arrest, you take to the police station. That is the same power. They are not going to operate a detention facility. It is non-state actors participating in security.”


Police in shock after seeing co-officers collect money from motorists with POS (Video)

The Nigerian Police Force said it has began investigation to unravel the authenticity of the video where some persons in Police uniform were captured, allegedly with POS machine and demanding ATM card from a member of the public.

This was disclosed in a statement released by the Nigerian Police Force on Friday.

The statement added that the Inspector General of Police condemned all acts of corruption and committed to ensuring any officer found guilty face the wrath of the law.

The statement read: “The Nigerian Police Force has commenced investigations to unravel the authenticity of the video, location of incident and identity of persons captured in the viral video where some persons in Police uniform were captured, allegedly with POS machine and demanding ATM card from a member of the public.”

“The IGP condemns all acts of corruption by Public Servants, particularly Police officers and is committed to bringing to book any officer found wanting in this regard.”

The police, however, urged members of the public to send relevant information that could assist Police investigators to pressforabuja@police.gov.ng or kindly DM @policeNG.”



Lagos: Pastor arrested with accomplices for fake miracles

A Pastor who allegedly hires people to stage miracles aimed at defrauding unsuspecting members of his church, has been busted by the Lagos State Police.

The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu who disclosed that the Pastor identified simply as Elijah is currently on the run, said six people were arrested in connection with the fake miracles.

The arrested suspects identified as Lawal Damilola (29), Makinde Folashade (49), Babayemi Joke (37), Precious Sunday (20), Victoria Emmanuel (42) and Gift Adams (42) aided Elijah in conducting fake miracles at Festac Town, Airport Road and Ikoyi.

It was also learnt that the suspects all confessed to receiving N3,000 from the fake pastor to stage the fake miracles.


Man nabbed after kidnapping 4 months old baby in ondo

Nsem Godwin pictured above, has been arrested by men of the Ondo state police command for allegedly kidnapping a four month old baby in Okitipupa town, Okitipupa Local Government Area of the state.

Confirming the arrest to newmen, the state police command spokesperson, CSP Femi Joseph, said the suspect was arrested by the Highway Saver Policemen of the command, while he was attempting to escape with the victim.

Joseph said the suspect somehow found his way into the compound where the baby resides with his parents. The baby was playing in their compound with his older brother when the suspected kidnapper abducted him. Luck ran out on him when he was spotted by some residents of the community who questionned him on how he got the baby. He couldn’t give any meaningful answer as he began to pretend that he was mentally unstable.

The elders in the community reportedly prevented the angry residents from lynching him to death. He was immediately handed over to the police.


Abia: Wanted terrorist in Aba arrested – CP

The Abia Police Command says it has arrested an alleged member of a kidnap/armed robbery gang, said to be terrorising the residents of Aba.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Ene Okon, confirmed the arrest in Aba, yesterday. NobleReporters learnt

He said that a reliable police source identified the suspect as Darlington Olewumbu from Obazu Mbieri in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo.

He said that the suspect was residing at No. 20 Christ Street, off Ibere Road, Aba.

Okon said that the suspect was a member of a three-man kidnap/robbery gang on the wanted list of the Intelligent Response Team.

Olewumbu was arrested at Agu Street, off Elvina Road by a team of detectives led by SP Alphonsus Ayang, the Divisional Police Officer, Ndiegoro in Aba, following a tip off. He was allegedly arrested while in possession of one locally-made revolver pistol with one live ammunition, one locally-made double barrel short gun and six rounds of live cartridge.

A police source said that during interrogation, it was discovered that the suspect and his gang were getting set for a kidnap operation, before he was arrested.

The source said the command had intensified search for the two other members of the gang, who were on the run, following Olewumbu’s arrest.


Customs North Border Drill Sector Coordinator To Visit Kwara Communities Near Border

The Customs Border Drill Sector Coordinator for North Central Nigeria, Comptroller Mohammed Uba Garba, has promised to visit border communities in Kwara State.

Comptroller Mohammed Uba Garba disclosed this when the Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Salihu Yakubu Danladi, visited his office.

He made clear that the partial closing of Nigeria’s land borders is not intended to witch-hunt or obstruct any legal businesses nor any community, but to prevent the illegal export of petroleum products, to encourage local farmers and manufacturers, to control the inflow of arms and ammunition, to stop the traffick illicit drugs and other prohibited goods into the country, and to enable neighbouring countries to comply with ECOWAS protocols on cross-border trade.

Garba, who is posted from Seme Area Command to Sector Three 3, said the Nigerian Customs service is just an implementer of Federal Government policies and advised that state governments should channel their grievances through the appropriate quarters.

The Comptroller promised to use the opportunity of his visit to meet with individuals and bodies engaged in legitimate business, mentioning that border security seeks to solve the critical problems of irregular migration and trans-border crimes such as the smuggling of small arms and light weapons, illicit petroleum products, human trafficking, drug trafficking and terrorism, among other issues.

He added that these crimes must be tackled head-on and that was what had informed the Federal Government in closing the country’s land borders.

The Nigeria Customs Service on August 20, 2019, on the directive of the Federal Government, partially closed Nigeria’s land borders.

Comptroller Mohammed Uba Garba

Earlier in the visit, Salihu Yakubu Danladi in the company of Chairman House Committee on Education and Human Capital Development, Hon. Mohammed Baba Salihu, expressed concern over the hardship of fuel scarcity presently being faced by the four districts of Baruten Local Government Area of the state (Ilesha Baruba-Okuta-Chikanda Axis).

The Speaker appealed to the Sector Coordinator to reconsider the decision of restricting fuel supply 20 km to border communities, as a litre of petrol is now selling for between N250 and N300.


CSO stands against illegal detention in Nigeria

The People’s Alternative Fronts has launched a campaign against illegal detention of Nigerians by security agencies in the country.

PAF started the campaign in the wake of the release of Omoyele Sowore and Sambo Dasuki after prolonged detention by the Department of State Services.

Sowore was held for months while Dasuki was held for over four years in contravention of different court orders granting their release on bail.

Secretary of PAF, Eze Alloysius, in a statement, said that the campaign would seek to end illegal arrest and detention of citizens without trial.

He called on Nigerians who have been detained or someone who knows anyone that is being detained to come forward with information for PAF to take action on it.

He said, “We hereby ask Nigerians whose family members, friends or loved ones are being detained by police and other agencies to contact us with detailed information.

“Those who are being detained in defiance of court orders should send certified true copies of the court orders.”

Alloysius asked Nigerians to call 08034723660 or email it to pafronts@gmail.com to submit their complaints for legal actions to be taken by PAF.


CSO stands against illegal detention in Nigeria

The People’s Alternative Fronts has launched a campaign against illegal detention of Nigerians by security agencies in the country.

PAF started the campaign in the wake of the release of Omoyele Sowore and Sambo Dasuki after prolonged detention by the Department of State Services.

Sowore was held for months while Dasuki was held for over four years in contravention of different court orders granting their release on bail.

Secretary of PAF, Eze Alloysius, in a statement, said that the campaign would seek to end illegal arrest and detention of citizens without trial.

He called on Nigerians who have been detained or someone who knows anyone that is being detained to come forward with information for PAF to take action on it.

He said, “We hereby ask Nigerians whose family members, friends or loved ones are being detained by police and other agencies to contact us with detailed information.

“Those who are being detained in defiance of court orders should send certified true copies of the court orders.”

Alloysius asked Nigerians to call 08034723660 or email it to pafronts@gmail.com to submit their complaints for legal actions to be taken by PAF.


32 year old Man arrested and jailed for wearing police uniform

The Nigeria Police Force has arrested and charged to court a 32-year-old man, Jerry Gabriel, for allegedly putting on a police uniform.

Gabriel was arraigned before an Igbosere chief magistrate court, Lagos.

According to the police, the suspect was nabbed on December 15, 2019 at General Paints, Ajah, and charged with impersonation.

Police prosecutor, Adega, alleged that the accused person was unlawfully in possession of a Nigerian Police Force uniform.

Other items suspected to have been stolen by the accused person and found in his possession were one Infinix X627 smartphone, one itel phone and one Tecno phone.

Gabriel pleaded not guilty to the three-count criminal charge.

Mrs Ope Agbe admitted him to bail and fixed trial for 14 January 2020.


Police says they know nothing about the destruction of ‘Ile Arugbo’

…as Saraki, Kwara govt feud deepens

The Kwara State Police Command has denied particpating in the demolition of late Olusola Saraki’s property in llorin, which has generated mixed reactions.

In a statement released by the State’s Police Spokesperson DSP Okansani Ajayi, the Kwara State Police Command dispelled reports of policemen shooting life ammunitions and firing teargas canisters at the scene of the demolition exercise.

Ajayi also revealed that the State Commissioner of Police, Kayode Egbetokun ordered a full scale investigation into the demolition exercise to determine the veracity of the claims.

The statement read in parts;

“Our anti-crime deployment during this period has nothing to do with any demolition exercise in the state.

“It is therefore shocking to the commissioner of police to hear the news of policemen shooting life ammunitions and firing teargas canisters at the scene of a demolition exercise.

“For the purpose of emphasis, the command wishes to immediately dispel the insinuations that the men reported having been firing indiscriminately during the demolition exercise were deployed by the Kwara state police command.

“No policeman was deployed by the command for any demolition exercise anywhere in the state and no policeman deployed for anticrime duties during the Christmas and new year celebrations fired a single shot of ammunition or canister during this period.

“The command hereby for the umpteen time wishes to reiterate the irrevocable commitment of the commissioner of police to principles of fairness, justice and the rule of law while making police service available and accessible to the people of Kwara state.”


Man harassed by police officers in Enugu for refusing to unlock his iPhone

...called him a G-Guy

A video making rounds online captured moment some police officers allegedly assaulted a young man identified as Justice Obasi, for allegedly refusing to unlock his iPhone.

A social media user who shared the video, alleged that the assaulted young man who is an interior designer was accused of being a yahoo boy (internet fraudster) by the police officers without evidence.

The incident reportedly occurred at Kenyatta area of Enugu State around 10am on January 4.

Man allegedly assaulted by police officers in Enugu for refusing to unlock his iPhone (video)