“I wanted peace of mind”, Says policeman who rejected N150m bribe

Policeman rejecting bribe

A Superintendent of Police, (SP), Ibrahim Sini, has said he turned down a N150m bribe allegedly offered to him by a Lagos-based businessman, Akintoye Akindele to have peace of mind. Akindele, who was arraigned for the offence at the Federal High Court in Abuja in August 2023, was remanded in the Kuje Correctional Centre. According to the charge sheet, the bribe was offered to allow police to permit him to escape abroad and to write a favourable report for him after the investigation. Sini was said to have led the…

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Ganduje’s suspension: APC petitions IG, demands arrest of masterminds

APC petitions IG

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, asking him to go after nine suspects believed to have masterminded the suspension of its National Chairman, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, at the ward level in Kano State. The two-page petition was written by the APC National Legal Adviser, Prof. Abdulkareem Kana. The development comes in the wake of a court order secured by Ganduje at a Federal High Court in Kano to halt his purported suspension. The ruling was given on Wednesday, after Ganduje filed an…

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“We arrested 781 electoral offenders during 2023 Polls – IGP

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) said a total of 781 electoral offenders were arrested during the 2023 general election. Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, who made this known during a meeting with Strategic Police Managers of the Nigeria Police Force yesterday, said the suspects were arrested over a total of 489 major electoral infractions across the country. Speaking at the meeting which comprised Deputy Inspectors-General of Police (DIGs) and members of the Force Management Team, Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs), Commissioners of Police (CPs) and other Tactical Commanders…

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Sallah Celebrations: IGP orders water-tight security around praying grounds, recreational centers, ATM, POS points, others

The Inspector-General of Police, (IGP), has ordered watertight security around Eid prayer grounds to ensure a crisis-free before and after the Eid-il-Fitr celebrations in the country. The IGP has equally ordered water-tight security on highways, recreational centres, financial institutions especially ATM and PoS points, to safeguard religious celebrations and financial transactions during the period. Baba, who gave the order in an issued statement in Abuja, signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, ordered the heavy deployment of Police officers, especially intelligence operatives, traffic officers and other operational assets…

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No police officer must conduct stop-and-search on mufti – IGP

The Inspector-General of Police, (IGP) Usman Alkali Baba, has expressed dismay at the flagrant violation of the approved Nigeria Police Force dress code by officers on patrol and guard, stop-and-search, and other routine Police operations. The IGP noted that such erring officers have formed the habit of wearing t-shirts and face caps with “Special Forces”, “Commando”, “Gallant MOPOL”, “SCORPION”, and other inscriptions while on duty, pronouncing immediate ban on the unapproved apparels. The IGP, in a press statement signed by the Ag. Force Public Relations Officer, Headquarters, Abuja, CSP Olumuyiwa…

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Anambra election: IGP deploys 100 AIGs, CPs, others; assures of peaceful election

The Inspector-General of Police, (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, yesterday ordered the immediate redeployment of 100 senior police officers to Anambra State for the peaceful conduct of the governorship election slated for November 6. This was contained in a press statement made available to newsmen in Abuja by the Force Public Relations Officer, (FPRO), CP Frank Mba. He explained that the team comprising of selected seasoned strategic commanders from the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police and above was being headed by the Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG) Joseph Egbunike, and…

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Abba Kyari: IGP gets Panel’s report

The Special Investigation Panel on the alleged indictment of Abba Kyari, Deputy Commissioner of Police, has submitted its report to the Inspector General of Police Usman Baba Alkali. The Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, announced this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. The the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had indicted Kyari in a bribery allegation. The FBI alleged that Kyari was paid a bribe by a serial internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas, also known as Hushpuppi, to arrest one of his (Hushpuppi’s) friends in a 1.1 million-dollar deal. Kyari was on July…

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Insecurity: IGP allays fears of possible attacks in Abuja, Plateau, other States by terrorists

…Says no cause for alarm The Inspector-General of Police, (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, yesterday allayed the fears of the residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, Plateau State and other neighbouring states of possible attacks by terrorists and assured them of safety and security as they go about their lawful day-to-day activities. This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba. Recall that earlier yesterday there had been a widely circulated memo purportedly from the office…

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IGP launches ‘Operation Restore Peace’ in South-East

The Acting Inspector-General of Police, (IGP), Usman Alkali yesterday launched an operation codenamed: ‘Operation Restore Peace‘, (Operation RP), in the South-East geo-political zone. Speaking while launching the Operation RP at the Okpara Square in Enugu, in the company of the South-East Governors led by Enugu State governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the Acting IGP said the operation was customised to bring back the cherished peace that the region was known for. According to him, the operation would boost the efforts of the Police to change the narrative to what the Igbo man…

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FG seeks support of South-East leaders on social media regulation

The Federal Government on Saturday solicited the support of South-East governors and leaders in the zone on social media regulation to check fake news and misinformation of Nigerians. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the appeal while speaking at a presidential delegation interaction with South-East governors and other leaders of the zone in Enugu. Mohammed said that the #EndSARS protest and agitation that turned violent and destructive in the country were brought about by fake news emanating from the negative use of the social media. According to…

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