Tag: Nigerian Police

‘Segun Awosanya: A setback in ending Police brutality & rights abuses

On the 1st of February, 2021, the Federal High Court sitting in Oshogbo, Osun State awarded the sum of N5,000,000.00 (Five Million Naira Only) as aggravated and general damages against the Nigeria Police Force and the Inspector General of Police for the flagrant abuse of the rights of one Mrs Adetola[Read More…]

Police say hoodlums loaded in a bus and taxi stormed the home of Sunday Igboho at 3 am

The Oyo State Police Command has said it received a report that hoodlums loaded in a bus and taxi came to set ablaze his house – this is in response to the suspected arsonists’ invasion of Chief Sunday Igboho’s house in Ibadan. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state,[Read More…]

Nigerian Police vows action against those behind the recent violence and ethnic tension Oyo state

The Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Ngozi Onadeko, has called for calm in the state, promising that action will be taken against those behind the recent violence and ethnic tension in the state. “Investigation into the arson and the breach of the peace, which occurred at Igangan will be[Read More…]

Oyo Insecurity: Makinde, IGP to meet with Ibarapa community

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde will on Sunday meet with the Inspector-General of Police, Muhammad Adamu and traditional leaders to discuss how to restore peace in the state. This was disclosed by the Deputy Chairman, Oyo State Council of Obas, Oba Francis Alao in an interview on Saturday. Also confirmed[Read More…]

Fredrick Nwabufo: Like police like Amotekun – different name; the same affliction?

We are outcomes of our society and our society is a consequence of our essence. We live by the governing examples and norms of our community and we cannot be more than what we settled to be — most especially when we are averse to change and unwilling to disrupt[Read More…]

Breaking: Six children from the same family have been abducted in Zamfara

The Zamfara State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of six children, Alhaji Sani Gyare of Kadauri village in Maru Local Government Area of the state. Spokesman SP Shehu Muhammed confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria – NAN in Gusau. According to him, police had received reports of[Read More…]

SERAP threatens to sue the police if Sowore is not released within 48 hours

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), a rights advocacy group, has called on the Nigerian police to release the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, and some other activists in their custody. The group also threatened to sue the police if the activists are not released within 48 hours. The statement issued[Read More…]

IGP Orders the posting/redeployment of the five newly promoted DIGs

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu on Friday ordered the posting/redeployment of the five newly promoted Deputy Inspectors General of Police (DIGs) to oversee Departments of the Force, whose former heads retired recently after the completion of their service years. This was contained in a statement made available[Read More…]

Alleged Killer Cop, Nwafor refuse to show up at Anambra Judicial panel

Former Head of Akwusu Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit retired Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) James Nwafor has failed to honour the invitation of the Anambra state Judicial panel of Inquiry. The Judicial panel had on November 27 written and invited the Inspector General of Police, Abubakar Adamu, while also[Read More…]

Police confirms the death of six officers on bye-election duty in Bayelsa State

The Bayelsa State Police Command has confirmed the death of six officers on bye-election duty in the state. Commissioner of Police, Mike Okoli, said this in an interview with journalists at the command headquarters in Yenagoa while giving an update on the incident. One of the speedboats conveying policemen deployed[Read More…]