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Niger Police nab 22 suspects, recover 415 cows

Niger state police said it has arrested 22 suspected criminals, recovered 415 cows and seven cars between July and September. State commissioner of police, Austin Agbonlahor, made this known while giving account of his stewardship yesterday in Minna. “It will interest you to know that from July 14 to September 2017, when I resumed duties […]

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Lafia emir pledges support to Police

Emir of Lafia in Nasarawa state, Dr. Isa Mustapha Agwai 1, has pledged that traditional institutions will continue to assist and cooperate with Nigeria Police Force to ensure the success of its activities in fighting crime in the country. He made the pledged when the IGP, Ibrahim Idris, visited him in his palace in Lafia. […]

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Bride, groom kidnapped on wedding day

Suspected kidnappers abducted a couple in Akunnu, Akoko North-east local government of Ondo state, while on their way to Akure for their wedding ceremony. The groom, Moses Yakubu, and his bride were travelling from Okene, Kogi state yesterday for the scheduled marriage when they were attacked and kidnapped by gunmen. Sources said the couple was […]

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Illegal, artisanal refiners threaten Ogoni clean up – FG

The federal government has dismissed remarks that the Ogoni land cleanup was being delayed seven years after the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP). Speaking with State House correspondents at the weekend, the Project Coordinator for the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project, (HYPREP), Dr. Marvin Dekilby, said work has commenced. Dekilby said so far eight remediation active sites carrying […]

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Corruption Allegation: Civil society groups to commence protests, demand IGP’s resignation

Civil Society Organisations under the aegis of Civil Society Advocacy Groups for Accountability and Probity has joined the call on the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mr. Ibrahim Kpotum Idris to resign following his inability to provide convincing answers on the 120 billion Naira alleged bribe received from private individuals and corporations (including banks, international oil companies, top politicians […]

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FCT police install digital crime reporting system

In a bid to be abreast with contemporary policing techniques, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has installed a national crime and emergency reporting system ‘The iPolice-Hawk Eye Crime Reporter.’ Speaking at the launching of the iPolice-Hawk Eye, the Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of the FCT, CP Musa Kimo, said the system, […]

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Police demolish 200 kidnappers’ camps in Lagos

Commissioner of Police, Lagos state, Mr. Imohimi Edgal, yesterday declared that there is no single kidnappers’ camp in the state following the destruction of over 200 camps hitherto operated by the men of the underworld. He spoke on “The Roles and Expectations of Security Agencies in securing lives and properties in our Schools” at Adeyemi […]

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Miyetti Allah urges IGP to probe herders’ killing in Delta

A Fulani socio-cultural association, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, has called on the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, to set machinery in motion to investigate and arrest those behind the killing of Fulani herdsmen living in Delta state by their host communities to avoid further incidents. The group’s National Publicity Secretary, Malam Yusuf Musa […]

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Imo police parade Fr. Nwadike’s abductors

In fulfillment of their promise, the police in Imo state have arrested and paraded abductors of Rev. Father Cyriacus Onunkwo of Umuotuasi village, Osina, in Ideato North LGA of Imo state who came into the country to bury his father before he was abducted on September 1, 2017. Also, the Command has paraded abductors of popular […]

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Kidnapping, insecurity on downward trend in Delta – Okowa

Delta state Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, yesterday said that kidnapping and other security issues are on downward trend in the state. Okowa made the disclosure while addressing journalists on the outcome of Security Council meeting in Warri. Deputy Governor Burutu Otuaro attended the meeting with heads of different security agencies in the state. “Every two weeks, […]

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IGP assures Nigerians of adequate security

Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris, has assured Nigerians of adequate protection of their lives and property at all times.   He gave the assurance in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital, while commissioning a new police command headquarters donated by Governor Umaru Al-Makura.   The IGP, who appreciated the governor for identifying with the Nigerian Police […]

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Suspected serial killer arraigned in Bayelsa

A suspected serial murderer, Stephen Ogho- Oghene Akpata was Thursday paraded by the headquarters of Nigerian Police Force, Bayelsa State command for killing one Onyinye Faustina Eze, a staff of Globacom network at Kpansia, Bayelsa State. Stephen Akpata who hails from Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta state according to the Commissioner of Police, […]

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Police injured as robbers snatch N25m from bullion van

A police officer sustained grave injuries yesterday after a gang of robbers waylaid a bank’s billion van between Otulu and Ubulu-Okiti, on Asaba/Benin expressway, Delta state, and made away with N25 million. The gunmen were said to have emptied the N25m into a Honda Pilot Jeep and a Toyota Corolla and escaped. Reports say the injured cop […]

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Lawyer demands probe of NIS officer’s death in custody  

…Its a lie- spokesman A lawyer, Daniel Makolo has asked the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to probe the death of Luka Andrew in custody of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), saying he was tortured. Andrew, an immigration officer was said to have been arrested by the police for being in possession of ammunition, but […]

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Evans’ rights suit adjourned till Sept 21

The N300 million suit slammed on the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and three others by suspected billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (also known as Evans), challenging his continued detention was yesterday adjourned till September 21. Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court while adjourning the matter held that there was […]

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EFCC nabs 7 MAPOLY students, others for ‘internet fraud’

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Lagos zonal office, has arrested seven National Diploma (ND) students of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta, Ogun state, for alleged offences bordering on conspiracy, obtaining money under false pretences and possession of forged documents. The suspects – Adesina Olalekan, Makinde Noheem, Toheeb Ogunowo, Somotun Olusola, Somotun Sodiq, Tajudeen […]

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Police vow to arrest Catholic priest’s killers

The Imo state Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, has said that the Command was determined to apprehend the murderers of a reverend father, Cyriacus Onunkwo. Ezike told the News Agency of Nigeria yesterday that the police had begun their investigations which would eventually unmask the culprits. Some suspected kidnappers abducted the priest at a popular […]

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Police probe Gulder Ultimate Search 3 winner’s murder

Lagos state Police Command said it had arrested three suspects in connection with the killing of the Season 3 winner of the reality show, Gulder Ultimate Search, Hector Jobarteh. Hector, 38, was killed by some gunmen in his home at Agege, Lagos state, on Saturday. His neighbours and witnesses say the assailants trailed him to […]

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Ambode charges CP on challenges

Lagos state Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday expressed confidence in the ability of the new Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Imohimi Edgal, to deliver on the enormous task before him in effectively and efficiently policing the state, saying that the security of lives and property remained paramount. Ambode, who spoke at Lagos House in […]

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Gunmen kill police, cart away service rifle in Bayelsa

Gunmen believe to be crude oil thieves attacked a Police check point and Police Divisional headquarters in Kolo Community of Ogbia local government area council of Bayelsa state, killing a Police Sargent and carting away his service rifle. The incident, which occurred at about 8pm on Monday, provoked confusion in the community with indigenes and Policemen attached […]

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Kidnapping: Garaku police rescue 4 victims

Garaku Police Division, in the neighboring Nasarawa state, has disclosed that there was kidnapping between Agwan Mayo and Sabon Gida villages, where four key personalities of the society were kidnapped. Police sources said the next day, the Divisional police Officer (DPO), SP Zamdam Abdulbaqi Inua, led a team of police with the local vigilante and […]

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Police confirm bizman’s murder in Makurdi

Th e Benue Police Command has confirmed the death of a businessman, Felix Toechukwu, after he was shot by unknown gunmen. Th e Police Public Relations Offi cer in the state, Moses Yamu, who confi rmed the killing in Makurdi, said Toechukwu was shot by assailants on Saturday evening. He said the deceased was robbed […]

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Police arms missing, unaccounted for – Report

Forty-four assorted arms belonging to the Nigerian Police, earlier reported missing between 2013 and 2015, cannot be not be accounted for, a government audit report has stated, raising fears the weapons could have ended up in the wrong hands. Th e report, released in two parts between December 2016 and May 2017, is the latest […]

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SERAP urges Buhari to approach ICC over Diezani’s arrest

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently seek from the International Criminal Court (ICC) an arrest warrant to bring Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke before the Court on allegations of corruption against her. The organisation believe that the government should consider as crimes against humanity and serious enough for it […]

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Eid el-Kabir: CP assures residents of adequate security

Th e Commissioner of Police in charge of the Federal Capital territory (FCT), CP Musa Kimo, has reassured residents that the Command had deployed adequate security measures to guarantee a hitch-free Eid el-Kabir celebration. Th e police boss in a press statement signed by the Police Public Relations Offi cer (PPRO) for the command, DSP […]