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Woman brutalised by Police officers share Video, demand N200M compensation. [Nigeria]

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The woman who was flogged by two police officers enforcing the coronavirus lockdown in Osun, has petitioned the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu, demanding a compensation of N200 million.

Adetola Abdulazeez, mother of two and seller of beauty products, was flogged by the policemen on her way to buy drugs for her relatives at a pharmacy in Odo Ori Market in Iwo, Osun, on April 18.

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The incident which attracted public outcry, including the Iwo monarch and the Osun State Government, also attracted the attention of the IGP who immediately ordered the officers dismissal.

However, the victim through her lawyer Mr Pelumi Olajengbesi, in a pre-action notice submitted to the IGP on Monday also demanded an apology for the battery suffered.

”We commend the swift intervention of the Inspector General of Police and that of other top Nigeria Police Force hierarchy, condemning the unprofessional conduct of the officers involved and the assurance of disciplinary action.

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”While we recognise the authority of the Nigeria Police Force in containing the movement of people during this COVID-19 crisis, we believe strongly that same must be done in compliance with the rule of law.

”The video of the disgraceful act meted out on our client has since gone viral on the internet and has ridiculed her publicly, as she was seen being battered like a common thief by men of the Nigeria Police Force.

”We hereby demand that the Nigeria Police Force should address a letter of apology to our client personally showing honest concern and contrition to begin to ameliorate the continuous sadness and depression she continues to suffer.

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”That the payment of N200 million be made to our client as general damages for all the pain, trauma, bodily inconveniences and public ridicule amongst others, caused her and her family during this period,” he said.

Olajengbesi, further stated that on behalf of the victim, he was also demanding the immediate prosecution of the officers involved in the criminal act, in the Nigeria Open Court.

He stated that security agents should discharge their duties during the lockdown in line with international best practices and in accordance with the guidelines stipulated by the United Nations.

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In his reaction, the Force Public Relation Officer, Frank Mba, said that the police had already dismissed the officers in question and would prosecute them if need be.

Mba also said that the police had yet to see the woman’s petition on the demand of N200 million compensation and an apology letter.

The Nigeria Police Force had on April 24 through its official twitter handle said: “that Inspector Ikuesan Taiwo and Police Constable Abass Ibrahim, captured in a viral video assaulting a woman in Osun State have been tried and found guilty.

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”They have been dismissed from the Force. They will be arraigned in court for prosecution.”

Watch the video of the assault as posted by Adetola Abdulazeez on Twitter:


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COVID-19: Actor Mofe-Damijo urges customs to give out seized food items to Nigerians.


Veteran Nollywood actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo has called out Nigerian customs to release seized food items in their custody so that Nigerians can feed on them during this challenging period.

According to the 58 year old, the Federal Government should order the release of seized food items by Nigerian custom so that it will help to feed Nigerians in this critical period.


In his words;

“Sitting here wondering if this wont be a good time for government to ask Customs about all the plenty seized rice, tomato, vegetable oil and all the other food items they have in their possession and give out to our people in need.

Whilst thanking them for reduced fuel prices at this time (inject smiley face)and all the other efforts so far, food is a major part of this lock down. I know sometimes the agencies of govt dont work as a team but please this is the time for customs to step and tell us how much relief they can bring to nigerians.

#giveoutseizedfooditems”


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Fake officers arrested in Oyo state.


A fake soldier and fake police corporal identified as Sodiq Abiodun and Oluwaseun Ogunjebe respectively, have been arrested by the Oyo State Police Command.

The fake soldier was arrested for impersonation and rape of a 17-year-old girl Alimot Ismail, while the police corporal was arrested for failing to stop for police personnel routine stop and search patrol along Ibadan/Ife Road Toll Gate, Ibadan.

They were paraded alongside 43 others arrested for crimes ranging from cultism, armed robbery, murder, rape, kidnapping, impersonation, receipt of stolen goods, and threat to life among others.


Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Shina Olukolu who paraded the suspects before newsmen said;

“The hoodlum attacked the said Alimot Ismail, dispossessed her of her cell phone and abducted her to his hide-out at Papa Eleye, Olomi area, Ibadan, where his syndicate member was waiting for him. The victim was held hostage and later raped serially until the next day.


“As soon as the incident was reported at SARS office, a team of SARS operatives swung into action and the two hoodlums, who later identified themselves as Sodiq Abiodun and Lekan Adesokan, 31, were arrested in connection with the crime. A complete set of Nigerian Army camouflage uniform, which he normally wore to carry-out his criminal activities was recovered from him.

“The Swift Response Squad (SRS) along Ibadan/Ife Road Toll Gate intercepted one Oluwaseun Ogunjebe aged 48, of No. 1A Olanrewaju Street Agege Dopemu, Lagos, who claimed to be a Police Corporal serving at Force Headquarters Annex Lagos with one Blue Nissan Primera Car with registration number SMK 981 EQ and found with a fake Police I.D. card.

“The suspects upon sighting the SRS failed to stop for Personnel Routine Stop and Search, but later got arrested. He was arrested with fake police Corporal I.D. card, with a Blue Nissan Primera Car with registration number SMK 981 EQ.”

The suspects who have reportedly confessed to the crime, will soon be charged to court for proper trial.


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Atiku call for SARS reform


Former Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has called for the reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), days after a Remo Stars player identified as Kazeem Tiyamiyu (Kaka) was allegedly killed by some operatives of the security outfit deployed to Sagamu-Abeokuta road.

In his tweet, the former Vice President stated that the reform of the Nigeria Police especially the SARS unit, is long overdue. He added that the police was created to protect the life and property of citizens and not to put them into harms way.


Atiku tweeted;

The reform of the Nigeria Police, especially the SARS unit, is long overdue. [email protected] is meant to protect the life and property of our citizens and not to put them into harm’s way. -AA


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Just in: Naval officer under influence of alcohol killed woman in Bayelsa


A trigger happy and yet to be identified naval personnel has shot and killed a woman known as Precious OKwuadigbo in Baybridge area of Bayelsa State.

The deceased, a petty business owner, was killed by a stray bullet from the drunk personnel during an altercation with another personnel an eyewitness said.


Meanwhile the Nigerian Association Of Women Journalists in the state has condemned the gruesome murder of OKwuadigbo in the early hours of Saturday.

The group said, “It’s disheartening that OKwuadigbo at 35 was killed by security operatives who ought to protect her as a Nigerian.


“The pain and sorrow caused by the death of Mrs OKwuadigbo cannot be quantified as she left behind two children who still require the nurturing and love of a mother.

“Despite the fact that the incident had been reported to the police, no arrest had been made.

OKwuadigbo’s death should not be swept away.

“We are therefore calling on the police to as a matter of urgency swing into action by arresting the officers involved, carry out thorough investigation and ensure that the culprits are brought to book.”


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Okada riders, keke causing chaos – LASTMA ..


The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority has accused commercial motorcycle (Okada) and tricycle (Keke) operators of being responsible for the chaos and disruption witnessed on roads in the state.

The LASTMA’s General Manager, Mr Olajide Oduyoye, made this known in an interview in Lagos on Saturday.


Oduyoye said there would not be a fight or argument with any operator who willingly complied with the law.

He said that officers of the authority were on the ground for the enforcement of the extant law on Okada and Keke operations from today (February 1).


“The compliance is pretty good for the first day. We hope to see that a lot will comply more and more. Operators must keep doing what the law says.

“There is no problem; once there is compliance, there is no need for any enforcement. There is no need for any fight or any incident on the road.


“It is just for the people to just comply and that is it,” Oduyoye said.

The LASTMA boss said the enforcement was to control the unrestrained behaviour and recklessness of the operators in the state which contributed to the traffic bottlenecks in the state.


The traffic manager explained that the operations of tricycle and motorcycle riders had also been creating traffic bottlenecks and chaos in the state and accused them of regularly riding against traffic.

“The difficulty we always have is this Keke and Okada riding against traffic and causing a lot of traffic chaos.


“When a minor accident happens with Keke scratching a vehicle and there is an argument, it disrupts the traffic flow.

“That made our jobs a lot more difficult. So, now that they are going to be off the major highways, our work will be much easier.


“The motorists creating traffic chaos will not have Keke or Okada to blame again.

“LASTMA officers are up to the task. We are going to do our job as diligently as we are supposed to,’’ Oduyoye said.


According to him, we will operate where we are supposed to operate and work to make sure that traffic is flowing as much as possible.

“We expect that since so many junctions and corners will be free of Keke and Okada parks and loitering; when enforcement comes up, there will be better traffic flow in Lagos State from today,” Oduyoye said.


N.Rs reports that the Lagos State Government on Monday announced that it would commence enforcement of the extant Transport Sector Reform Law 2018 which banned the operation of motorcycles (Okada) and tricycles (Keke) in some Local Government Areas (LGAs) and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) with effect from February 1.

They include Apapa LGA, Apapa Iganmu LCDA, Lagos Mainland LG, Yaba LCDA, Surulere LGA, Itire-Ikate and Coker-Aguda LCDAs and Ikeja LGA,

Others are Onigbongbo and Ojodu LCDAs, Eti-Osa LGA, Ikoyi-Obalende and Iru/Victoria Island LCDAs, Lagos Island LGA and Lagos Island East LCDA.

The state government also listed highways, bridges and roads where the law also banned motorcycles and tricycles from operating in the state.


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Don’t check your partner’s phone in marriage – Police P.R.O


Dolapo Badmos, The Zonal Police PRO, has a word of advice ladies, married or in a relationship, to avoid checking their partner’s phone.

The celebrity police made this known via her Instagram page, saying if you know you don’t have strength to withstand any negativity you find on your spouces’ phone, please don’t check.


Her full post reads;

Ladies, If you are married or you are in a relationship! Avoid checking your husband’s/partner’s phone! Someone once told me that hardly will you find a Nigeria man that doesn’t cheat (someone told me ohhh….not my handwriting)But does it mean all Nigerian men cheats?! So what is the essence of checking a phone that will aggravate your Bp, cause you sadness and make you put up a fight that might turn deadly?! Why?! Always imagine it that you are the only one in his life and every other person is a counterfeit….if you know you don’t have strength to withstand any negativity you find on his phone please don’t check! To avoid what can cause havoc! If you can’t cope please separate, after separation if you still cannot cope please divorce…..Don’t let what they will tag “simple” shatter your life and turn you to a murderer…..Domestic violence is dangerous! Avoid it! If you are encountering domestic violence and you need help please dial *6820#


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Ex Maryland Police Officer Indicted on 11 Charges case


A former Maryland police officer was indicted Tuesday on 11 charges, including rape and attempting to infect a woman with HIV.

Martique Vanderpool, a 30-year-old who police say is HIV-positive, is accused of raping a woman after a traffic stop, when he was an officer of the Fairmount Heights Police, according to the Prince George’s County Police Department.


After Vanderpool and another officer stopped the woman’s car last September, Vanderpool asked her to get out. One of the officers handcuffed her and called for a tow truck to take the woman’s car, according to a PGPD release.

Vanderpool then took the woman to the police station and “demanded the victim engage in a sex act or be arrested. The victim complied,” according to the release.


Afterward, Vanderpool issued the woman some traffic tickets and drove her to her car in the impound lot where she retrieved her car, police said.

Fairmount Heights Police started looking into the case after receiving a question about a motorist’s traffic stop and arrest.


CNN has reached out to an attorney for Vanderpool, who is being held without bond at the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.

The investigation continues
Police said they found out during the investigation that Vanderpool has the human immunodeficiency virus. The victim was provided with preventative medication, PGCP Chief Hank Stawinski said at a news conference Wednesday. Her HIV status has not been disclosed.


Investigators are trying to determine whether Vanderpool has had sexual contact with others and are asking anyone with questions or information to contact them at 301-856-2660.

“This conduct creates in me concerns that we have other people that may have been impacted whether as the victims of crime or in relationships with the individual in question. If you have those concerns, please contact that number,” Stawinski said.


“There’s two pieces to this … additional crimes that may have occurred in our community and then there’s concerns about the public health,” Stawinski said.

Asked during the news conference whether Vanderpool had to know he is HIV-positive to be charged with the attempt to infect someone, State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy only said, “We believe that in this case, all of the elements were met to substantiate that charge.”


According to the indictment, Vanderpool had violated Maryland’s law that prohibits “knowingly” transferring or attempting to transfer the HIV virus to another person.

In another count of reckless endangerment, the indictment said Vanderpool had intercourse “knowing that he had human immunodeficiency virus that created a substantial risk of death or serious physical injury” to the woman.


The indictments against Vanderpool Tuesday include first- and second-degree rape, having sex with a person in custody, attempting to transfer HIV and misconduct in office, according to the court document.

Vanderpool, who resigned from the Fairmount Heights Police Department in November, was first arrested in December by the PGPD, which conducted a nearly two-month investigation into the incident.

A judge in January dismissed the first-degree rape charge against the former cop, but the grand jury, “after receiving all the evidence,” included it in the indictment, the PGCP said.

CNN has reached out to the Fairmount Heights Police Department for comment.


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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.”

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Bills to allow female police officers seek permission to marry in consideration.

The Nigerian Senate is reviewing the law forbidding policewomen from marrying without first seeking permission from the force.

The amendment to the Police Act 2004 to expunge the gender-discriminatory provisions passed the second reading on Thursday, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.

This followed the presentation of the bill by the sponsor, Senator Ezenwa Onyewuchi (PDP-Imo East), during plenary.

Leading the debate on the general principles of the bill, Onyewuchi said that the bill was read for the first time on October 10.

He explained that there was need to expunge the regulations as it was not reasonably justifiable in a democratic state like Nigeria.

The lawmaker enumerated the duties of the police to include prevention and detection of crime, apprehension of offenders, preservation of law and order among others.

He said that that the bill sought to expunge the provisions of regulations 122, 123, 124 and 127 from the principal act.

Onyewuchi noted that Regulation 122 restricts policewomen assigned to the General Duties Branch of the Nigeria Police Force to telephone, clerical and office orderly duties.

He said, “Regulation 123 prohibits women police from drilling under arms; Regulation 124 mandates female police officers to apply for permission to marry while the intending fiancé is also investigated for criminal records.

“It also stipulates that a policewoman who is single at the time of enlistment must spend three years in service before applying for permission to marry.

“Analysis of the Police Act and other regulatory/policy documents governing the internal and external workings of the Nigeria Police Force reveals a preponderance of discriminatory regulations and workplace practices that reinforce gender discrimination.”

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Ondo police officer who killed truck driver for not giving him N100 bribe accept guilt.

Idowu Omosuyi, the police officer that reportedly shot and killed a truck driver along the Akure-Owo Expressroad, Ondo State has finally surrendered himself to the police authorities.

According to reports, Sergeant Omosuyi showed up at the Ondo Police Command headquarters on Thursday, December 5th barely twenty-four hours after he was declared wanted by the police authorities.

Omosuyi, who is attached to the Federal Highway Patrol, had on Monday, allegedly shot Ado Saleh in the head at a security check point after the latter refused to pay him a bribe. Saleh died on the spot.

The Police Spokesman in Ondo state, Femi Joseph, who confirmed his appearance at the police headquarters said that the police officers would face a disciplinary panel. Joseph explained that the Ondo State Commissioner of Police, Udie Adie, had already set up a panel to investigate and also prosecute the erring officer.

“The officer (Sergeant Omoniyi) would now have to face a panel of investigation that was set up by the Commissioner of Police on the case.

“We have repeatedly said that the case would not be swept under the carpet and just as we have assured members of the public that the Nigeria police shall continue to abide by the laws and protect the lives and properties of the people,” he said.

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Breaking – Tafa returning officer declared missing.

…As APC wins Masegu

The Returning Officer for Tafa Local Government Area in the Saturday Council election in Niger state has been declared missing, the State Independent Electoral Commission (NSIEC) has confirmed.

It could be recalled that the elections for Mashegu and Tafa were declared inconclusive by the state Independent Electoral Commission.

The commission’s chairman, Alhaji Aminu Bala had told newsmen in Minna on Sunday that the poll outcome for the two Councils was been awaited.

However, the chairman disclosed on Monday that the whereabouts of the Returning Officer who is supposed to be the custodian of the results is unknown since the poll was concluded on Saturday.

He however ruled the possibility that the returning officer has been kidnapped.

“As at today, we still don’t know the whereabouts of the Returning Officer for Tafa Local Government so the reliability of the outcome of election there is no longer tenable. We therefore have no option than to cancel the poll in that Council,” he explained.

According to him, the commission has lodged a formal complaint with the police to help locate the missing officer.

He also confirmed receiving a petition from the State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Barrister Tanko Beji over the out come of election in Tafa local government.

According to him “the PDP had written to the commission to complain about the election but as it is now the commission has suspended the election in Tafa.

“This is because we don’t want to set the state on fire. Tafa is very important to us as a state.

“We will appoint another Returning Officer to Tafa the announce the results.”

The PDP in the letter claimed it won the election going by the results from various polling units and wards.

Meanwhile, the commission has declared All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner for the Mashegu local government area.

According to the chairman, APC’s Alhassan Maza Kuka emerged winner having polled 32,849 to defeat PDP’s 30,387.

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