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Police Dismisses 3 Officers For Extortion In Ogun

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Three dismissed policemen of Ogun State Command

The three policemen, who were involved in the forceful extortion of One hundred and fifty three thousand naira from one Sheriff Adedigba have been dismissed from service.

This is made known in a statement by DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Command.

In the statement the PPRO identified the three dismissed policemen as Inspector Sunday John, Sgt Jimoh Asimiya and Sgt Solomon Adedapo. He said ” They were alleged to have forcefully extorted the sum of N153,000 from the victim while he was traveling from Abeokuta to Lagos.

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“Having heard about the incident on social media,
the commissioner of Police CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun ordered the immediate arrest and detention of the officers involved in the dastardly act.”

He also said the three policemen were quickly identified and apprehended explaining that the money was recovered from them and returned to the victim.

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Abimbola maintained that the Trio were subsequently arranged for departmental orderly room trial on three count charge of Corrupt practices, Discreditable conduct and Disobedience to lawful order.

” They were found guilty of all the charges, and subsequently dismissed from the force to serve as deterrent
to others in their shoes.

He lamented that the victim, who was also present to give evidence was full of praise for the commissioner of police and the management team, for their prompt response to the incident, which he said rekindled his hope in the Nigeria police force.

Meanwhile, the commissioner of police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun has appealed to members of the public to always endeavor to report any act of misconduct from any officer of the command to him personally, or through any of the principal officers of the command, saying such action will be treated with utmost urgency.

He also warned officers of the command to desist from any act capable of tarnishing the image of the command as such will not be condoned.

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Police In Kaduna Warns Protesters Against Violating Due Process

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Kaduna State Commission of Police Umar Muri has warned all Interest Groups who want to protest in the state to consider following due process and avoid incessant high blockade, stressing that violators will be treated according to the extant statutory laws of the land.

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In a statement by the command’s public relations officer ASP Muhammad Jalige said the command acknowledged the flight of various communities affected by banditry and kidnapping

” The Command is using this medium to state that it is becoming very worrisome to the Command and other sister security agencies, the incessant blockade of the State’s connecting highways by various interest groups in the name of protest without vobserving due process,”NLC Sues For Security Agencies Intervention On El-Rufa’i’s Fresh Threat

” The Command is not unmindful of the security challenges faced by various communities in the State that is occasioned by risen cases of armed banditry and kidnapping which the top management and government are doing everything possible to restore normalcy to the affected areas. It is therefore necessary to be in the same page with all stakeholders and affected communities to ensure that the enemies of the State are defeated rather than working unilaterally by opposing one another, since particular challenges cannot be adequately tackled by creating additional challenge.” The statement stated,

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The statement said the Command is however, perturbed with the recent activities of some communities engaging in protest and the untoward blocking of highways with its attendant troubles for innocent commuters. emphasizing that such trend will not be tolerated and the acts will be viewed seriously according to extant laws of the land.

It added that the Command is working round the clock to ensure that normalcy is restored and would not fold it hands to be distracted in as much as protest cannot be seen as the solution to the current situation.

” The Command is therefore advising all interest groups and communities to always go through appropriate channel with their grievances as the Command’s door is always open to complaints and other security related issues from all quarters whereas insecurity is localized and the best approach to tackling it is by Police community engagement.

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Kebbi Kidnap: Vehicle Used by Bandits belonged to High Court Judge – Police

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The Kebbi State Police Command has dispelled reports that the vehicle used by bandits to convey abducted teachers and students of the Federal Government College (FGC), Birnin Yauri, Ngaski LGA, is a police van.

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The police, in a statement made available to Journalists on Friday by spokesman Nafi’u Abubakar, said the vehicle belonged to a Kebbi State High Court judge.

Bandits in police uniform on Thursday, stormed the school in a Hilux van, shot dead a police officer, abducted five teachers (four male and one female) and an undisclosed number of female students from the school’s female hostel with one student hospitalised following a gunshot wound.

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However, clearing the air about the said van, the police in the statement said: “The white Hilux van with registration No. KBSJ 29, belonging to a High Court Judge, with inscription of Kebbi State Judiciary, hijacked by the bandits along Birnin Yauri road, was the one used in perpetrating the dastardly act and not the police vehicle as stated by some media stations.”

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The spokesman who also confirmed the abduction further disclosed that “we have deployed our men to guard the school to avoid an invasion.

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Anti Daba Unit: NBA petitions Kano police commissioner over alleged torture to death of 21 year old boy

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Barrister Aminu Sani Gadanya,Chairman Kano Bar

The Nigerian Bar Association has petitioned the Kano Commissioner of Police over activities of the Anti Daba Unit of the command that allegedly led to the death of one Abdulgafar Nasiru (deceased) 21yrs old.

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Solacebase reports that the deceased a tailor/Keke Napep Rider with KAROTA No. 0862KMC (A Daidaita Sahu) was a resident of Bakin Zuwo Quarters, Kano Municipal L.GA. Kano.

In the petition signed by Nigerian Bar Association, Kano Branch, Human Rights Committee, Chairman, Abbas Haladu, demanded the establishment of an independent and unbiased committee for Inquiry/investigation into the act of alleged torture by men at the Anti-Daba Unit resulting in the death of the deceased.

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The petition also asked for suspension during the period of the committee sitting/investigation of all men suspected to be involved directly or indirectly in the loss of life of the innocent and promising young man

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It similarly requested for the immediate release of the corpse of the deceased to the family of the slain innocent boy by signing a release letter for the conduct of an independent forensic analysis/autopsy as to cause of death (with finality).

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