The police have said that making phone calls at filling stations is a criminal offence which could land the offender in jail. The Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, stated that an offender could be prosecuted and jailed for attempted arson. He noted that police officers have the authority to arrest anyone found making phone calls or smoking at filling stations He described the filling station as a public facility where motorists cannot act as they like on account of the inflammable products like petrol and other petroleum products being dispensed there. Moshood, therefore, cautioned the public against violating the safety rules forbidding smoking and phone calls at filling stations. He said, “Making phone calls or smoking at filling stations is a criminal offence and the p
Operatives attached to Anambra State Police Command on Thursday raided a printing press in Onitsha and recovered thousands of pamphlets printed by the outlawed indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, members. CP Garba Baba Umar, Commissioner of Police, said the IPOB members were planning to distribute same to the public in order to cause apprehension and prevent people from exercising their franchise during the Anambra election slated for 18 November 2017. Suspects arrested were Udeagha Ebube Chukwu male aged 27 years of Oba in Idemili South LGA, Elochukwu Okoloji male of aged 37 years of Alor Town also in Idemili. Umar urged members of the public to “ignore any form of propaganda and false alarm by misguided elements in order cause fear and breach of public peace in the State”. He
The ongoing Senate probe into various allegations against the Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris was stalled on Wednesday, following the inability of the Police Boss to appear before the committee. Senate, however, insisted that the IGP must appear next Tuesday. Senator Isah Hamman Misau (Bauchi Central), had accused IGP Idris of unduly promoting officers of the Police Force and also extorting money from Commissioners of Police before posting. Misau also accused Idris of extorting money from oil companies and private individuals, who enjoy special security services of the Police. Subsequent on the motion on point of order by Senator Misau, the Senate President Bukola Saraki, mandated an adhoc committee under the chairmanship of the Senate Deputy Whip, Francis Alimikhena ...
Anti-Robbery Policemen attached to the Delta State Police Command Asaba have arrested a 4 suspect for allegedly raping a mother of three after robbing her including others in the area. The Police Image Maker in the state, Mr. Andrew Aniamaka who confirmed the arrest of the suspects to journalists yesterday, said the suspects on Thursday during wee hours raided the nursing mother (name withheld) and others’ phones in the area after she was allegedly raped. DSP Aniamaka said that the suspects currently being detained, confessed to the crime upon interrogation, adding that they would be charged to court on completion of investigation. Meanwhile, investigation revealed that the armed bandits during their operation, subjected the nursing mother’s husband to punitive punishment after al
The Lagos State Police Command, has revealed the autopsy of Late Tagbo Umeike, a friend of Nigerian music star, Davido. Acting Police Commissioner, Imohimi Edgal, said Tagbo died from suffocation. Edgal made the disclosure during a press briefing, on Wednesday in Lagos. He also disclosed that Davido has been re-invited for questioning over Tagbo’s death. Details soon..
The Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, Garba Umar has declared that even if the Indigenous of Biafra, IPOB, members were spirits, security agencies will go after them if they try to disrupt the process of the November governorship election. Umar said the security agencies were ready to provide adequate security, before, during and after the November 18 governorship election in the state. Umar, who is the Chairman of INEC Inter Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security in the state, said this at the end of the INEC committee meeting on Tuesday in Awka. Addressing reporters, Umar said the meeting was a follow-up to the one held in September, noting that after a review of security issues, it became certain that “the coast was very clear for a peaceful condu
FCT Police command has advised members of the public to be security conscious in the ember months and as yuletide approaches. This is contained in a statement on Sunday by DSP Anjuguri Manzah, Police Public Relations Officer of the command. The command enjoined FCT residents ”and most especially foreign nationals assigned with police escorts, as a result of the sensitive nature of their work, to always endeavour to move along with their escorts when visiting remote and isolated areas”. “To reassure residents of their safety and protection, the Command has strategically deployed uniform and plain-clothe police operatives across the territory to keep vigil on a daily basis. “When in distress, the Command control Room can be reached through the following emergency numbers:08032003913, 0806158
The last has not been heard of the ugliest side of the running battle between the Inspector General of Police and the Senator representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District. The Senator, Hamman Misau, has opened a can of worms against the Inspector General of Police, Idris Kpotun Ibrahim. Raising through order 43, Misau a former Police officer explained that he was attacked by the Inspector General of Police because he revealed corrupt activities under the current IGP, while the Senate was on recess. He also disclosed that the IG was in extra marital affairs with one Amina and another Esther, but eventually wedded Amina secretly in Kaduna after impregnating her. “Mr President, distinguished colleagues, instead of the IGP to address the issues I raised in my capacity as the Sena
A police officer in the Ebonyi State, Donatus Oyibe, has reportedly committed suicide in Abakaliki, the state capital. Mr. Oyibe, a native of Ndegu Ishieke in Ebonyi Local Government Area of the state, was said to have jumped into a well on Sunday night when he reportedly went to fetch water. Residents said he had been ‘moody’ since August 28 when he received his letter of transfer to Maiduguri in Borno State. A police source said he was among the last batch of Mobile Police Officers recently deployed from the 32 Squadron Abakaliki after completing his tour of duty. “He was a gallant mobile police officer and had already reported back to the Police Command where he was posted to Operations Department and he resumed duties in earnest before the transfer came,” the source s
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Service Chiefs to go tackle various security issues in the country. Chief of Defence Staff, Abayomi Olonisakin, revealed that the issue of the alleged Secret Service of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Boko Haram menace and the various security threats plaguing the country were among what was discussed at the closed-door meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the Service Chiefs. He said President Buhari has given some directives including tackling the threats, which, he said, would be carried out by the military and the security agencies soon. “We have been meeting with Mr. President for the last three hours. We updated him on all security issues around the country, within the country and outside the country, where our