“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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Three killed, as security operatives foil bank robbery in Abuja

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A Police officer, along with two suspected armed robbers, were reportedly killed as security operatives, comprising Police and the military, foiled a deadly bank robbery attack by gunnen in Abuja. According to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command spokesperson, Josephine Adeh, who made this known in an issued statement to newsmen in Abuja yesterday. said the marauding gunmen had on Thursday evening attempted to rob a commercial bank, First Bank with explosive device in Abaji, a suburb within the FCT. However, shortly after, they were intercepted by gallant security operatives.…

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Abba Kyari released from detention after meeting bail condition

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Suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, (DCP), Abba Kyari, has been released from the Kuje Custodial Centre in the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT), after 27 months of detention. Recall that Kyari was arrested on February 14, 2022, by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), for alleged involvement with an international drug cartel and subsequently detained. He, along with four members of the Police Intelligence Response Team, (IRT) was arraigned on March 7, 2022. Additionally, two suspected drug traffickers, arrested at Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu, were also charged. Kyari…

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Emirates Tussle: ​Police uncover alleged plot to cause mayhem in Kano

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The Nigeria Police have said that security agencies in Kano State have discovered plans by some troublemakers to cause havoc in important locations, such as the Kano State House of Assembly and other Government buildings. The Commissioner of Police, Mohammad Usaini Gumel, who shared the information during a media briefing at the Police headquarters in Kano, said a joint team from the security agencies will carry out house-to-house searches on the persons or property of anyone who may feel they are above the law. CP Gumel emphasised that the security…

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Police arrest ex-NATCOM DG for alleged fraudulent activities

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Officials of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) of the Nigeria Police Force have arrested the Director-General of the National Commission against the Proliferation of Arms, Light Weapons and Pipeline Vandalism, (NATCOM), Adejare Adegbenro, for alleged fraudulent activities. According to reports, Adegbenro was arrested and detained in Abuja on Friday night, saying his arrest was sequel to a result of an “extensive investigation into the alleged illegal fraudulent activities, impersonation of government officials and involvement in gun-running.”. Sources close to the investigation said that Adegbenro and his associates had…

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Gombe Council Polls: Police assure of security for Saturday’s exercise

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The police command in Gombe State, has assured of adequate security, ahead of Saturday’s local government councils poll. Mr Hayatu Usman, the State Commissioner of Police, stated this in an interview in Gombe on Friday. He said that adequate personnel had been made deployed to all the 11 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state to ensure that the election was hitch-free. He urged residents to participate massively in the election as they had nothing to worry about, as policemen had been deployed to give them the needed security cover.…

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Yoruba ‘nation’: Police launch manhunt for suspected sponsor, Onitiri-Abiola

Yoruba nation sponsor

The Police have launched a manhunt for Mrs. Dupe Onitiri-Abiola, suspected of sponsoring the invasion of the Oyo State Government Secretariat by Yoruba ‘nation’  secessionist  agitators. Widow of the Late Chief Moshood Abiola, Mrs. Onitiri-Abiola, claimed responsibility for the violence, in a viral video. The agitators, wielding guns and wearing military camouflage, on Saturday, attempted to breach security at the state House of Assembly and the governor’s office.The State Police Commissioner, Adebola Hamzat, described the invasion as a treasonable felony and terrorism, pledging sanctions. Though not explicitly named by the…

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Fatalities recorded, as Police, Shiites clash in Kaduna

Kaduna, the capital of Kaduna State, was in disarray yesterday, as law enforcement officers endeavoured to disperse members of the banned Islamic Movement of Nigeria, (IMN), popularly known as Shiites, who were conducting a procession in the city center. The Shiites congregated near the Katsina Road roundabout, along Ahmadu Bello Way, before Police intervention was initiated to scatter the gathering. The situation instilled panic and apprehension among residents, particularly those with businesses along Ahmadu Bello Way, prompting many to shut their shops to avoid getting caught up in the commotion.…

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FCT: “Many residents kidnapped in Abuja community” – Police confirm

The Federal Capital Territory, (FCT) Police command has admitted many persons were kidnapped in Bwari outskirts of Abuja. Although the Command alleged that the figure was not up to 200 as being peddled in the news, it however said investigations were on and urged residents not to panic. According to the FCT Police Command Spokesperson, SP Josephine Adeh, “Police Command is aware of the news making rounds about the alleged kidnap of over two hundred persons between December 23, 2023 to January 4, 2024, in Bwari and Kuje Area Councils.…

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Rivers: Female H/Reps. lawmaker accuses Wike of allegedly killing Police DPO, Bako

The lawmaker representing Akuku/ Asari Toru Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Boma Goodhead, has accused Federal Capital Territory, (FCT) minister, Nyesom Wike, of masterminding the death of a local Police chief in September. In a video shared by several political commentators on X on Friday, Ms. Goodhead, during a demonstration held in protest of the recent developments in the State, asked federal authorities to open an investigation into the death of Superintendent of Police Bako Angbashim and the possible involvement of the former Rivers State governor. She posted:…

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