Tag: Nigerian Police

Police arraign man for allegedly defrauding cow seller of N775,000

The police on Wednesday arraigned a 38-year-old man, Tiamiyu Sikiru, in a Magistrates’ Court in Ejigbo, Lagos for allegedly defrauding a cow seller of N775,000. The police charged Sikiru, whose residential address was not given, with fraud. The Prosecution Counsel, Inspector, Benedict Aigbokhan, told the court that the defendant committed[Read More…]

NON-STOP KILLINGS: How Nigerian Security Agencies’ Impunity, Violent Police Brutality, Deadly Conducts Persist Despite October 2020’s Extraordinary #EndSARS Protests

NewsWireNGR’s Investigative journalist, Ridwan Yusuf spent 4 weeks digging into the dynamics that led to the phenomenal #EndSARS protests of 2020. He discovered that all the issues are still happening. People are still being brutalised by Nigerian security agencies. Young persons are continually harassed months after an event of such magnitude. Ridwan shows the connection,[Read More…]

#OccupyLekki: Governor Sanwo-Olu never directed any police officer to brutalise protester says commissioner

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has vowed to ensure that police officers who allegedly brutalised #OccupyLekkiTollgate protesters on Saturday are brought to book. The Lagos State Commissioner for Information, Gbenga Omotoso, stated this at a media briefing organised by the Lekki Concession Company. The commissioner explained that Sanwo-Olu never[Read More…]

Mr. Macaroni has recounted his experience with the Nigerian Police after he was arrested

Debo Adebayo better known as Mr. Macaroni has recounted his experience with the Nigerian Police after he was arrested along with other protesters over an attempt to protest the reopening of the Lekki tollgate. Adebayo who was also very active during the #EndSARS campaign in October of 2020 said in[Read More…]

Breaking: #LekkiTollGate protesters have been granted bail

Protesters arrested by security operatives on Saturday, for demonstrating against the resumption of operations at the Lekki tollgate, have been granted bail. More than 30 youths were arrested at the Lekki tollgate, venue of the protest, and arraigned before a mobile court in Yaba, Lagos. They were arraigned on charges[Read More…]

Police officer kills Lagos trailer driver, 30-year-old Dada Bashir, in ‘Kill them all’ raid

Protesting Truck and trailer drivers in Akilo road, Ikeja Lagos State have Saturday, blocked the roads after a police officer shot a 30-year-old man dead during a raid.  The protesting drivers of the Wahum company and Cocoa Industrial company told NewsWireNGR that operatives of the Lagos State Task Force, police[Read More…]

Breaking: More Protesters Storm Lekki Tollgate in defiance of the Nigerian Police #OccupyLekkiTollGate #EndSARS

More protesters have been arrested at the Lekki Tollgate in Lagos where some young persons were picked up earlier in the day. The police had arrested over 23 persons who converged on the tollgate to protest the repossession of the facility by the Lekki Concession Company (LCC). Popular entertainer and[Read More…]

Just In: Nigerian Police deny #EndSARS lawyers access to #Lekkitollgate protesters

Nigerian Police Saturday, denied #EndSARS lawyers access to #Lekkitollgate protesters . A lawyer, Tola Onayemi, who provides legal aid for #EndSARS protesters has revealed that police is denying lawyers access to arrested protesters. Other Lawyers engaged by organisers of the EndSARs protest to secure the freedom of arrested protesters have[Read More…]

Just In: Nigerian Police arrest #OccupyLekkiTollGate, #EndSARS Protesters

Some #OccupyLekkiTollGate protesters were early Saturday arrested by the Nigerian police in Lagos State. The protesters were arrested around 7:50 am, and in the eyewitness video below, one of the protesters was heard scraming, “Why are you after us. We have a right to protest. I could have been crushed[Read More…]

Ekiti State Government drags IGP to court over the dismissal of a female Police officer

Ekiti State Government through the state Ministry of Justice has dragged the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, to court over the dismissal of a policewoman resident in Ekiti State, Omolola Olajide, for being pregnant. Joined as co-defendants in the suit said to be “in defence of the woman police[Read More…]