We shall resume kidnapping, killings after COVID-19

A suspect, Mustapha Mohammed, 26, has revealed that the incessant kidnappings and killings along the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway and other routes in northern parts of Nigeria have stopped because he and his other partners in crime were afraid of contracting COVID-19. Mohammed disclosed that as soon as the COVID-19 was checked or eradicated, kidnapping and other heinous crimes will resume along the routes. These routes have witnessed several kidnappings and killings. Aside from civilians being kidnapped and some killed, a staggering number of law enforcement officers had also been killed along these…

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JUST IN: Buhari orders IG not to invite Adeleke

President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly stopped the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, from inviting Senator Ademola Adeleke, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the governorship election. The election is slated for Saturday in Osun State. The police had earlier invited Adeleke to the Force Headquarters in Abuja for the purpose of arraigning him on charges of examination malpractices, criminal conspiracy, personation, breach of duty, aiding and abetting, instituted against him. The Police Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, had in a statement invited Adeleke and four to report…

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IGP orders massive deployment of police personnel

…DIG, AIG, 8 CPs to lead team   The police, yesterday, said robust security arrangements have been concluded to ensure a violence-free election in Osun State on September 22 though it failed to disclose the total number of personnel to be deployed for the exercise. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr. Jimoh Moshood, an Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police, who made the disclosure in a statement, said special forces will be drawn from the Police Mobile Force (PMF), Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), Special Protection Unit (SPU), the Anti Bomb Squad…

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IGP orders detention of policemen who invaded Edwin Clark’s residence

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, has ordered the detention of the policemen who invaded the Abuja residence of Edwin Clark, an Ijaw leader. In a statement, Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, said the policemen, did so without approval from the authorities. A team of policemen had invaded Clark’s residence around 1:30pm on Tuesday, after presenting a search warrant to the elder statesman. Moshood said four police officers were involved in the raid. “The Inspector General of Police has directed the detention and investigation of the Four (4) Police personnel and the…

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Osun: 30 police commissioners to oversee polls – IGP

With less than three weeks to the conduct of the 22nd September, 2018 governorship polls in Osun State, the Inspector General of Police (IG), Mr Ibrahim Idris, has disclosed that 30 Commissioners of Police would be dispatched to the thirty local government areas of the state to oversee the conduct of the election. The Inspector General of police said this yesterday at a one-day seminar, entitled “Imperativeness of Police Collaboration With Essential Stakeholders: Towards Secured, Free, Fair and Credible Elections in Nigeria” held in Osogbo. The police boss however warned…

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Court threatens IGP over detention of Ahmed’s aide

A Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin has threatened the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Idris Ibrahim, with contempt of court proceeding over his flagrant disobedience of its order to release Mr Olalekan Alabi, the Personal Assistant on Political Matters to Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed. The threat was contained in a Notice of Consequences of Disobedience of Order of Court (Form 48) dated August 10, 2018, which was signed by the Registrar of the Court and addressed to the IGP, Force Headquarters, Abuja. It states, “Take notice that unless you…

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NASS Siege: IGP Writes Osinbajo, Recommends Search Of Daura’s House

DSS at National Assembly

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has written a report on Tuesday’s siege on the National Assembly to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, Premium Times reported on Thursday. A copy of the report uploaded by the online newspaper showed that the report, personally signed by the IGP, was dated August 8, 2018, and entitled ‘NASS Siege: IGP Writes Osinbajo, Recommends Search Of Daura’s House’. In the report, the IGP accused sacked Director-General of the Department of State Security, Mr Lawal Daura, of abusing his office and working for “some highly placed politicians” and…

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Offa robbery: Kwara court summons IGP over detention of governor’s aide

A high court in Ilorin, Kwara state, has asked Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, to appear in person before Wednesday to justify the continued detention of Lekan Alabi, personal assistant to Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara. The case was taken to Ilorin following the refusal of a federal high court in Abuja to hear it as the alleged crime was committed in Kwara. Alabi was arrested in May, over the April 5, 2018 armed robbery attack in Offa. Since his arrest, the governor’s aide has not been arraigned before any…

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Offa Robbery: Saraki to IGP: Send your officers to meet me in my office

Senate President Bukola Saraki has asked Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), to send his personnel to his office to take further statements on the robbery incident that took place in Offa, Kwara state, in April. The police said the suspects arrested in connection with the incident named Saraki as their sponsor. But in a letter dated July 24 and addressed to the IGP, Saraki said President Muhammadu Buhari had given a directive that if the police wanted additional information, they were to either to send a police personnel or…

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Police invitation is a mere political game – Saraki

Bukola Saraki

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has stated that the invitation to him by the Police to report to a station in Guzape over the Offa robbery investigation is a mere afterthought which is designed to achieve political purpose. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, stated that he has it on good authority that the Police had already decided on the suspects to arraign in court in Ilorin, Kwara State on Wednesday based on the advice of the Director of Public Prosecution…

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