The ex-Lagos CP also derided the manner the EFCC carries out its operation, saying the anti-graft agency had become a monster and the ruling government had no regard for the rule of law
A former Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Fatai Owoseni, has said that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has turned itself into a monster.The ex-Lagos CP also derided the manner the EFCC carries out its operation, saying the anti-graft agency had become a monster and the ruling government had no regard for the rule of lawOwoseni, who spoke during at the 12th Annual Business Luncheon of a commercial law firm, SPA Ajibade & Co. on Thursday, also said the EFCC had become a willing tool in the hands of whoever was in power.
He said, “The rule of law and the application and the enforcement is interpreted based on which side of the divide you are.“If you are any of these governors today, the rule of law is something to you; if you become the Vice President today, the rule of law is another thing to you; and we are seeing it.“Depending on which side of the divide you belong, to some of us, the EFCC has become a monster.”
A video that has gone viral on social media captured moment a bribe-taking policeman lied to his colleagues about the amount he collected from a motorist.
Though the date and location the incident occurred was not immediately available at the time of filing this report, the yet-to-be identified policeman was however seen in the four-minute video arguing with the motorist in Pidgin-English.
The bribe-taking policeman sought for N20k from the motorist who held out a wad of 1,000 naira notes.
A Nigerian man has accused the Nigerian police of unlawful arrest.
Ogbudimkpa Ikenna said he was arrested on Sunday, November 3, in front of his house. He explained that he was formally dressed, yet, this didn’t protect him from being treated like a criminal. He added that he was stripped naked and locked in a cell.
He wrote after his release: “I was unlawfully arrested and detained by operatives of @NGRPolice on Sunday in front of my house by 10:10pm, formally dressed and returning from an event. After identifying myself, I was still arrested, striped naked & locked. There was no curfew and nothing was found on me.”
The Police Command in Kebbi has recovered 36 cows from cattle rustlers in Zamfara, according to Mr. Garba Danjuma, the commissioner.Danjuma told newsmen on Sunday in Birnin-Kebbi that some of the suspected rustlers were arrested along with the cows, while others escaped.“Our detectives traveled from Kebbi to Zamfara to recover the cows after two men – Abubakar Juli and Alhaji Ardo – from Asarara village, reported the theft of 43 cows on Sept. 10.
After a thorough investigation, our men arrested one Abubakar Umar and Attahiru Sani of Daki Takwas village in Gumi Local Government Area of Zamfara, after they were found to be in possession of 36 stolen cows.“Other suspected cow thieves were able to escape, but we are trailing them and shall soon apprehend them,” he said.The official said that efforts were in place toward ridding the state of cattle rustlers and other criminals, and advised parents to caution their children against acts capable of disrupting public peace.
The Nigerian Air Force has reacted to the death of two residents of Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis, during a fight allegedly spearheaded by one of its officers whose girlfriend was taunted by youths in the beighbourhood.
Daily Nigerian reported that a truckload of airmen were deployed to the community after the lady reported the incident to her boyfriend. A student identified as Abdulsalam Lawan was killed after he fled to a nearby house alongside a 40-year-old mother of seven, Maryam Abdulrahman.
“They often come and brutalise us in this area. We were at a tea joint when they came last night around 8:30pm. They started by shooting sporadically and then asked the soldier’s girlfriend to point at those who taunted her.
“When she failed to identify the real culprits, they meted out frog jump punishment on us. Those who ran away were shot.
“At least five people sustained gunshot injuries while two people died,” an eyewitness, Sani Mabera said.
Reacting to the incident, NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information Ibikunle Daramola said they are currently investigating the clash between Nigerian Air Force (NAF) personnel and suspected Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) youths.
“NAF is investigating the matter with a view to ascertaining the facts as well as establishing the degree of involvement of its personnel”.
An online report alleged the unfortunate killing of 2 persons at Mabera Area of Sokoto Metropolis yesterday, 20 October 2019, as a result of a fracas between Nigerian Air Force (NAF) personnel and suspected Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) youths within the Community.
“However, details regarding the unfortunate incident, which also led to some NAF personnel sustaining serious injuries, are still sketchy.
“Consequently, the NAF is investigating the matter with a view to ascertaining the facts as well as establishing the degree of involvement of its personnel.
“It is pertinent to reiterate that the NAF is a highly disciplined and professional force that does not tolerate or condone acts of indiscipline or violations of human rights of citizens.
“Therefore, every NAF personnel found guilty of misdemeanor, in the past, had always been dealt with in accordance extant laws and the general public duly informed.
“We wish to assure the general public that, in line with the NAF’s usual practice, this case will be investigated thoroughly and appropriate action taken,” the statement read.
Daramola also said the public will be informed about the outcome of the investigation.
Musa Rabo, an assistant Commissioner of Police and area Commander in Suleja who was abducted over the weekend has reportedly been rescued unhurt.
According to a statement by the Nigerian Police, ‘the officer was successfully rescued this evening (Sunday, October 20th) by a combined team of Police operatives from Kaduna, Niger and Zone 7 Command Headquarters Abuja, backed-up by members of the elite Special Forces of the NPF’.
Two male suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident. Investigation into the incident is ongoing. The officer was travelling in his civil dress, with his private vehicle and without escort or any special security at the time of the incident.
He was not targeted as a cop. It was purely an opportunistic crime, indiscriminately and maliciously targeted at citizens using that particular road. He was, perhaps, positionally unlucky at the time of the incident!
A team of Operation Zenda Special Crack Squad led by SP Justine Gberindyer, has recovered the decomposed corpse of Mrs Bridget Ihom, who was killed alongside her husband, Sgt Abraham Ihom, a Police officer serving under Katsina Ala division.
According to a journalist, Raphael Akume, Sgt Ihom and wife were killed by unknown gunmen in Zaki Biam, Ukum local government area of Benue state when they visited home.
“Our inside source said it took the men of Operation Zenda relentless efforts to arrest some of the killers gang to get to the site were sgt Ihom wife was buried. However the men are yet to recover the corpse of sgt Abraham Ihom at the time of reporting. The family of Sgt Ihom were full of praise to SP. Justin Gberindyer and his team as well as Nigerian police and Gov Samuel Ortom for intensify the war against criminality in the state. It is on record that the same men of Operation Zenda Under SP. Justin Gberindyer few weeks ago in Benue state uncovered a mass grave in Ushongo local Government and arrested some criminals there.” Akume said
The police in Katsina State on Monday arrested a seventy-eight-year-old cleric, Mallam Bello Maialmajri, and owner of a spiritual rehabilitation centre in Daura where inmates were kept and subjected to inhuman conditions.Also arrested along with him were two men whose names were not disclosed.The Katsina State Commissioner of Police, Sanusi Buba, led the team to the centre on Monday where over sixty inmates were seen in terrible conditions
As you heard from the inmates, apart from being subjected to inhuman conditions, some of their so-called teachers practised homosexual acts with them. Although the teachers escaped in the course of the confusion when my men came here when the inmates revolted, we shall get all of them and they would face the full wrath of the law.“From what I have seen here, the old man who is the owner of this place and who is over 78 years old does not have the capacity and facilities to run this place again.”
One of the inmates, Abubakar Saminu, 16, from Yobe State, said his parents brought him to the centre because he was always stealing.He said, “My parents brought me here because they believed I would be cured of my stealing problem. But, here, they would beat us, starve us and subject us to inhuman conditions.”It was learnt that Mallam Maialmajri had already left the running of the centre in the hands of his son, Umar, who reportedly escaped police arrest.
The Emir of Daura, Dr. Umar Farouq, however, told the police Commissioner that the laws should be allowed to take its full course.The Emir who spoke in Hausa said, “We in Daura will not support any act of lawlessness. We want the law to take its full course.”
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Benin Zonal Office, has sealed four properties for investigation as alleged proceeds of crime from two suspected fraudsters, Godspower Eleadi and Ohwerhi Ahmed.
The agency described the two as ‘pickers’ who specialise in receiving money on behalf of internet fraudsters.A statement by the agency on Thursday said the properties are a hotel, two completed houses and a building under construction.The Commission also recovered four exotic cars from Mr Eleadi and his accomplice, Ahmed who is currently on the run.Mr Eleadi was arrested in his hideout in Sapele by operatives of the Commission.
“Eleadi modus operandi is to send his account details to would-be victims of internet fraudsters to transfer their funds. Sometimes, he also solicit for buyers of foreign currency whose account he forwards to would-be victims of internet fraudsters.“Once the victim transfers the money to them, he receives the naira equivalent from them, take (s) his percentage and forwards the balance to the internet fraudsters.“The suspect who has made useful statement, will be charged to court as soon as investigation is completed,” Wilson Uwujaren, who issued the statement noted.