Police Inspector Arrested For Robbery, Car Theft

An officer of the Kogi State Police Command, Inspector Aminu Mohammed, has been arrested for alleged robbery and car theft. It was gathered that Mohammed was arrested for robberies around his duty station in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital. “The stolen car was found in the workshop of the policeman’s panel beater, Arome Moses, who was already working on changing the car’s colour at Ochadamu village. “Those who know the vehicle and were aware of the robbery incident that occurred in the owner’s house on June 14 quickly raised an…

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3 Ex-Policemen Arrested For Hijacking Petrol Tanker In Enugu

In response to a trending video, the Nigeria Police has confirmed that the suspects involved in the hijacking of a DAF SF Truck carrying 40,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) along the Ohodo-Opi Road in Igbo-Etiti LGA, Enugu State, on May 29, 2024, were dismissed police officers. A police statement issued in Enugu noted that the suspects were apprehended after a meticulous operation which led to the rescue of the abducted driver and motor boy. Among those arrested are ex-Insp. Otache Egbe, ex-Insp. Abah Solomon and ex-Sgt. James Mamah.…

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Remembering The Apo Six Killings Of June 8, 2005

Five Igbo traders at Apo auto spare parts market, Abuja, and a lady Tina Arebu, were murdered in cold blood for no reason on the order of DCP Danjuma. What Was Their Crime? Exactly 19 years ago today, five Igbo traders along with their female friend were brutally murdered in cold blood by men of the Nigerian Police Force led by then DCP Danjuma Ibrahim at a police checkpoint in Gimbiya Street, Area 11, Gariki, Abuja because the female victim turned down the sexual overtures of the senior police officer,…

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EID-EL-KABIR: Enugu CP, Uzuegbu Congratulates Muslims, Urges Sacrifices of Love, Peace

By Tony Adibe The Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, CP Kanayo Uzuegbu, has congratulated Muslims in the State, as they join the ummah to mark this year’s Eid-El-Kabir. Uzuegbu also urged the Muslims in Enugu State to learn to make sacrifices of love and peace as these are necessary for the progress and growth of the state. In a statement issued on Sunday by the Spokesman of the Command, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, CP Uzuegbu described the festival, which is centred on sacrifice, as essential in these difficult times, hence,…

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Police Raid Unknown Gunmen Camp In Enugu Forest, Kill Two, Recover Gun, Ammunition, Other Items

Operatives of Enugu Command have neutralised two unknown gunmen following a successful raid of their camp in a forest in Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area of the State. Giving account of the incident, the command’s spokesperson, DSP Daniel Ndukwe said their operatives, stormed the camp of the outlaws around 2:00a.m. on June 12, 2024, while acting on an intelligence report. Ndukwe said “the criminal elements opened fire on the operatives upon sighting them. However, the operatives returned fire at a superior level, forcing the criminals to escape with varying degrees of…

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Troops Neutralise Six Terrorists In Abia Forest

The troops of Joint Taskforce ‘Operation UDO KA’ said that they have neutralised six members of Indigeneous People of Biafra and its affiliate Eastern Security Network (IPOB/ESN) terrorist group in Igboro Forest in Arochukwu LGA of Abia. But NewsBits observed that the photographs attached to the press statement issued after the clearance operation in the Arochukwu forests did not bear IPOB. The signposts have inscriptions such as “Biafra Provincial Government (BPG), Government of The State of Biafra, Biafra National Guard (BNG), Biafran Army, Biafra Military Police (BMP), Map of Biafra.…

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Police Recruitment: List Of Successful Applicants For Constable Roles Released

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has released the list of 10,000 people who applied for constable and specialist cadre roles in the Nigeria Police Force (NPF). PSC said the successful applicants were spread across the 774 LGAs in the country. In a statement on Tuesday, Ikechukwu Ani, PSC spokesperson, said 9,000 applicants were approved for recruitment for general duty while 1,000 applicants were recruited for the specialist cadre. Solomon Arase, PSC chairman, said the selection process was rigorous in a bid to enhance the capacity and effectiveness of the force.…

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Man Abducts, Kills Six-Year-Old Cousin, Throws Body In Well

By NewsBits The police command in Kaduna State said Its operatives have arrested a suspected kidnapper who allegedly abducted his cousin and killed her after she recognised him. The command’s police public relations officer (PPRO), ASP Mansir Hassan, confirmed the arrest in a statement issued on Sunday in Kaduna. However, the PPRO did not disclose when the suspect was arrested. Hassan said, “On February 12, at about 100hrs, Mr Saidu Dahiru, father of the victim and a resident of Angwan Juma’a, Zaria, reported to the Zaria City Police Station that…

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SERAP, BudgIT, 136 Nigerians Sue CBN Over Cybersecurity Levy

By NewsBits The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), BudgIT and 136 concerned Nigerians have filed a lawsuit against the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) “over its failure to withdraw the patently unlawful ‘Circular’ directing all banks and other financial institutions to deduct from customers’ account a ‘cybersecurity levy’.” This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Deputy Director of SERAP, Kolawole Oluwadare, on Sunday. The CBN had last week directed banks to implement a levy of 0.5% (0.005) equivalent to half per cent of all electronic transactions, and…

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Police Harassment: Enugu Villagers Protest Against DPO, Appeal To Governor Peter Mbah, IGP

By NewsBits The people of Obeagu in Awgu local government area of Enugu state, have petitioned Governor Peter Mbah and the Inspector General of Police for what they described as persistent harassment, persecution, and unlawful arrest of its indigenes by the DPO Awgu Division Police, Benjamin Egu and Inspector Obieze Augustin. Protesting against the alleged intimidation, the villagers carried placards with inscriptions such as “Stop the Police Brutality”, “DPO Awgu stop the harassment”, “CP/IGP call Awgu DPO to order”, chanting slogans and demanding an end to the said unjust treatment…

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