“Shutting down national grid criminal” – Police warn protesters

Nigerian Police

The Nigeria Police Force has cautioned against violent protests across the country. This was as the force said it is unacceptable to disrupt critical infrastructure such as airports, hospitals, and other essential services during a protest. The Police added that tampering with the national grid is a criminal offence. Recall that activities were disrupted at the airports across the country and various unions shut down the National Grid on June 3 to compel the Government to agree on a new minimum wage for workers. In a statement yesterday, the Force…

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Police deny withdrawing officers attached to A’isha Buhari, Mamman Daura, ex-SGF others

The Nigerian Police has debunked reports making the rounds that it withdrew Police Mobile Force (PMF) personnel attached to the wife of former President Muhammadu Buhari, Mrs. A’isha Buhari, and his brother, Mamman Daura. Reports had earlier emerged online stating that the NPF, via a wireless message, announced the withdrawal of the Police aides from ‘Aisha and Mamman. But a statement issued subsequently by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, described the report as fake. “The Police hereby unequivocally clarifies that the signal is fake and did not emanate from…

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Niger: Police allege in-house conspiracy in Minna Emir Palace attack

The Niger State Police Commissioner, Ogundele Ayodeji, says a preliminary investigation has revealed an in-house conspiracy to the robbery attack at the Emir of Minna Palace on Tuesday. Ayodeji stated this in a chat with newsmen, on the sideline of the G-7 states Technical Committee Meeting in Abuja yesterday. He recalled that the hoodlums attacked the palace on Tuesday afternoon, killed two palace guards and carted away N3.3 million. He said that ongoing investigation suggests that the robbers connived with someone in the palace to perpetrate the crime. The commissioner…

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“I feel like a tiger chasing Nigeria’s enemies”, says new IGP Egbetokun

The acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, says he feels like a lion ready to devour Nigeria’s enemies. He made the remarks shortly after Vice-President Kashim Shettima decorated him during a brief ceremony at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. “I feel like a tig in me, ready to devour all the internal enemies of Nigeria. That’s my feeling right now,” Egbetokun told State House Correspondents after a short ceremony at the Vice-President’s Conference Room. The VP performed the decoration alongside the wife of the new Police helmsman, Mrs. Elizabeth Egbetokun,…

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Zamfara: “Present evidence to reclaim impounded vehicles” – Police tell Matawalle

Following the reaction of immediate-past Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, that the vehicles impounded by the security agents in his residences were his personal properties, the State Police Command has urged him to produce evidence and reclaim the vehicles belonging to him. Recall that there were earlier reports that Matawalle claimed that the majority of the vehicles taken away by the security agencies from his two houses in Gusau and Maradun last Friday were procured by him before he became a Governor. However, in a press statement, the Public Relations…

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Zamfara: Police raid ex-Gov. Matawalle’s house, impound vehicles

Officers of the Nigerian Police yesterday raided the home of former Gov. of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle in Maradun yesterday morning and seized some Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs), according to sources. This happened after the new Zamfara State Governor, Dauda Lawal accused Matawalle of stealing official vehicles from the Government House before handing over the State’s leadership to him. Recall that Lawal, during a radio programme in the state capital, Gusau, on Wednesday, said his predecessor sold all the official vehicles, refrigerators, television sets and other items in the Government House. However,…

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Speakership tussle: Again, Police seal Plateau House of Assembly

Operatives of the Plateau State Police Command, yesterday morning, sealed the State House of Assembly and prevented lawmakers from performing their duties. There had been earlier reports that the Assembly was sealed for two months by the State Police Command following the Speakership tussle between the former Speaker, Ayuba Abok, and his successor, Yakubu Sanda. However, the Assembly was unsealed on Tuesday for lawmakers to hold plenary barely 24 hours after Caleb Mutfwang succeeded Simon Lalong as the new governor of the State. Speaking with newsmen yesterday, the lawmaker representing…

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“I’ve slapped many policemen”, Seun Kuti boasts

A video of Seun Kuti, son of Afrobeat maestro, Fela Kuti, boasting of slapping policemen is trending. Although it is unclear when the recording was made, Seun was seen saying that he had slapped many policemen because of who he is. “Some of una police go slap una, una go come Instagram to explain. You know how many police I don tear slap?” he asked in pidgin. “They say because you be Fela pikin. You no know say na because Jesus be God pikin e fit die for you? You…

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“We can arrest anyone without warrant” – Police

The Nigeria Police Force has disclosed that its men have the right to apprehend without the issuance of arrest warrant, except in some special cases. The Force Public Relations Officer, Olumiyiwa Adejobi, made the disclosure in a video posted on the official Twitter page of the Force yesterday. In the video, Adejobi asserted that there’s a difference between Invitation and arrest. “We have two things; a call invitation and arrest. It is not all time we arrest, almost times we send people out to go and invite, police on invitation…

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Elections: Kano APC accuse Police of bias, discrimination

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Kano State chapter, yesterday, accused the Kano police Command of bias and discrimination against its members in the run-up to next Saturday’s governorship and state Assembly elections in the State. The Party Chairman in the State, Abdullahi Abbas, told newsmen, in Kano, that the Police had on a number of times deliberately failed to act on infringement against its members in spite of overwhelming evidence at their disposal. The former Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Rabiu Bichi, who stood in for the APC…

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