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Atiku Abubakar calls for reform of SARS

Atiku Abubakar calls for reform of SARS

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. The@PoliceNG is meant to protect the life and property of our citizens and not to put them into harm’s way. -AA

Atiku Abubakar calls for reform of SARS
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Boko Haram: Zulum commends Nigerians for special prayer for peace

Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno, has commended Nigerians for observing special prayers and fast to end insurgency and restore peace to the war-tone state.

Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno and heads of security agencies during the formal handing over of 983 detainees cleared of links with Boko Haram. [NAN]
Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno and heads of security agencies during the formal handing over of 983 detainees cleared of links with Boko Haram. [NAN]
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Zulum had on Feb. 19, requested people of the state and Nigerians to pray and fast on Monday Feb. 24, to seek divine intervention for intensify military offensive against the insurgent to achieve lasting peace in the state and the country.

In a message on his verified twitter handles on Monday, Zulum thanked Nigerians for observing special prayers and fast to facilitate successful implementation of counter insurgency campaign and peace restoration process..

Zulum said: “Today’s fast; which sought and still seeks Allah’s merciful intervention for an end to the Boko Haram insurgency, was largely carried out by many Nigerians out of empathy for the people of Borno state in particular, and for other parts of our dear country.

“In worship to Allah and for Borno’s sake; many Nigerians throughout the day, voluntarily abstained from food, water, and other personal affairs with abiding faith and hope that we regain enduring peace.

“Nothing I write or say can adequately convey the debt of our profound gratitude to all Nigerians.

“To the good people of Borno State, I am grateful to God for having you all by my side. Today, I saw firsthand, how majority of citizens, Muslims and Christians, devoted themselves to fast and prayers in mosques and churches.

“I monitored many acts of worship and charity. We did all of these for our sake and the sake of our brothers and sisters more directly affected by the insurgency.

“I am proud of all of you who joined in our collective acts today. I do solemnly reaffirm the pledge I made on May 29, 2019 that by the grace of God, I will, together with all stakeholders, continue to give more than my very best in our shared and determined effort to overcome the Boko Haram challenge and put our state on the path of sustainable recovery, growth and development.

“May the gracious and merciful Allah accept our acts of worship; May He answer our supplications which should not end with today’s fast, and may He answer the supplications being offered on our behalf by many Nigerians”.

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CAN lauds Nigeria Police Force for killing over 250 Ansaru terrorists in Kaduna

Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has commended Nigeria Police Force for its renewed zeal in fighting criminals, bandits and kidnappers in Kaduna state.CAN lauds Nigeria Police Force for killing over 250 Ansaru terrorists in Kaduna. [Wardoon]AFPCAN lauds Nigeria Police Force for killing over 250 Ansaru terrorists in Kaduna. [Wardoon]

Rev. John Hayab the state’s CAN Chairman gave the commendation in a statement issued on Thursday in Kaduna.

Hayab urged security operatives to keep the momentum until the state and country were freed from criminals.

According to him, residents of Kaduna State have suffered untold hardship in the hands of bandits and evil men in recent years.

“As a result of increase in banditry, many have been chased away from their homes and villages. The sad story is that bandits have kidnapped, killed and collected huge ransoms from victims for years.

“When such evil was going on, we cried to the government and security agencies to carry out their Constitutional duties but it seemed the cries fell on deaf ears.

“However, the news that security men went after bandits in Birnin-Gwari forest and killed many of them on Wednesday brought back hope and the expectations that good and peaceful days may be returning to our dear state and country.

“Kaduna State chapter of CAN, therefore, commends the Inspector General of Police (I-G) and all the team for doing what law-abiding citizens expected them to do.

“Even though this effort may be coming late but it is better late than never.

“Therefore, we celebrate this feat and encourage the police to keep the momentum until every criminal and all their hideouts are cleared for citizens to have new lease of life,” he said.

The CAN Chairman appealed to Nigerians to continue to pray for security agencies and also to render any form of support needed to win the war against Enemies of the State.

“We pray for a quick recovery for those who sustained injuries in the course of the operation. Their sacrifices are appreciated and duly acknowledged,” Hayab said.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that police operatives on Wednesday went after suspected bandits in Birnin-Gwari forest.

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Nigerian army recruit allegedly murdered by lover, 2 days to training

Nigerian army recruit allegedly murdered by lover, 2 days to training

The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested one Ali Muhammed Wakil over the death of his 23-year-old girlfriend Patience Amos Ya’u, at Damilu community in Yola North Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

It is suspected that Patience who is a recruit in the Nigerian Army, died as far back as January 12 as the stench from her decomposing body attracted neighbours.

Speaking to newsmen, a neighbour said the deceased whose peers started training at the Military Training Depot in Zaria two days after her death, engaged in a heated argument with her boyfriend before her death. Wakil reportedly went about his activities cheerfully, even though his longtime girlfriend’s corpse was in his room decaying. 

The neighbour said; 

“Residents became suspicious when we did not see the woman for three days. What worried us more was the terrible odour from their room.

“What compounded the situation was how the door of the room was locked from outside, a development that compelled people to forcefully open the window of the room, only to discover the body of the woman decomposing.”

Recounting his daughter’s last moment, Amos Ya’u said Patience left his house to plait her hair but did not return. She however disclosed that she will return the next day when called on the phone. 

Her number was however found to be switched off when called the next day after she didn’t return. Amos said he was informed of his daughter’s death 4 days later by the police. 

The state police spokesperson, Suleiman Nguroje confirmed the arrest of the suspect and also revealed he is being interrogated by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID)

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EFCC Has Become Monster, Says Ex-Lagos Police Commissioner, Owoseni

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.”

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Bribe-taking policeman spotted lying to his colleagues about the amount he collected from a motorist (video)

Bribe-taking policeman spotted lying to his colleagues about the amount he collected from a motorist (video)

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.

Here is the video below; 

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Police Arrest Rustlers, Recover 36 Cows In Zamfara

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.

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EFCC Seals Hotels And Houses Owned By Suspected Fraudster

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.

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Suspected killer of Navy Commandant Oluwayemi Ogundana makes shocking confession

Suspected killer of Navy Commandant Oluwayemi Ogundana makes shocking confession

One Simon Bernard, a teacher at the Command Secondary School of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC) in Jaji community of Kaduna state, has confessed to killing Navy Commandant Oluwayemisi Ogundana.

Vanguard reports that Bernard who was arrested after the person he gave Ogundana’s car to sell was apprehended, told the police that he and the deceased were having an affair before she died. According to Vanguard, Simon told the the police that trouble started between them when she used her power as the Commandant of the school to get him sacked as the Chairman of the School’s Parent Teachers Association PTA. The suspect also said he bore a grude against Ogundana who also refused to pay him the sum of N2.5 million after he was sacked.

Simon was arrested after a civilian driver was caught with the deceased’s Toyota Highlander. He was said to have packed a Toyota Highlander belonging to the Commander Ogundana at Air Provost Squadron Office in Kaduna owing to fuel shortage in the car and went out of the base to buy fuel. Before coming back to put the fuel into the car and move it out, some Airforce officers who had gotten wind that the car belonged to a missing Navy Commander from Jaji, laid ambush around the SUV and arrested him immediately he returned.

He was taken into custody. During interrogation, the driver confessed that Mr Simon gave him the SUV to sell.

Ogundana who is said to be married with her husband and children residing in Lagos state, was declared missing on September 20th. Her dismembered body was later found inside a Ghana-Must-Go bag dumped inside a shallow well near Deeper Life Bible Church in Jaji Cantonment.

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Ned Nwoko’s Fake Son Has Been Arrested

The police in Rivers State have arrested one Emmanuel Israel for allegedly posing as a son of former House of Representatives member, Ned Nwoko.Nwoko, who represented Aniocha North-South and Oshimili North-South in the National Assembly from 1999 to 2013, is the husband of Nollywood actress, Regina Daniels.

Emmanuel, 21, accused of posing as Emzy Ned Nwoko Jnr, was reportedly arrested at his friend’s place in Mbiama, Ahoada West Local Government Area of Port Harcourt.He is said to have set up fake Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp and email accounts to defraud the public.

“Intelligence also revealed that the fake Nwoko’s son had kept physical contacts with several unsuspecting members of the public with dubious promises of securing financial deals and sundry favours for them, with intent to extort,” a source close to Nwoko said.Arrested along with Emmanuel is his sister, Love Israel; and they both face charges of criminal impersonation, conspiracy, defamation of character and conduct likely to threaten public peace.Nwoko had in a statement released in May said: “the self-styled name ‘Emzy’ is believed to be working in cahoots with a discredited and defeated senatorial contender from Delta North who is facing multiple criminal charges before various courts and the EFCC.”He denies ever abandoning any of his children, contrary to social media reports linked to Emzy.