Robbers raid Ekiti bank, kill policeman

Daredevil armed robbers killed a policeman when they raided a branch of a first generation bank at Ise-Ekiti in Ise Orun Local Government Area of Ekiti State. The bandits, who operated for over 25 minutes, reportedly carted away millions of Naira. The incident occurred about 2pm when the robbers, who were in two vehicles, invaded the town through Ikere Road. They shot sporadically into the air to scare away those within the vicinity of the bank. The robbers shot dead a mobile policeman attached to the bank. The state Police…

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Six sentenced to death for killing policeman

An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced six people to death for attacking a security checkpoint north of Cairo and killing a policeman. The Cairo Criminal Court handed various prison sentences to six others in the case that dates back to 2016. As well being found guilty of attacking police and army forces, the defendants were convicted of joining a terrorist group. They attacked a security checkpoint in al-Khosous district in Qalubiya province, killed a non-commissioned police officer and attempted to kill other officers, prosecutors said. Egypt has seen a surge…

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Policeman infects nine-year-old girl, five others with HIV, kills self

A 40-year-old dismissed policeman yesterday committed suicide after allegedly defiling and infecting a nine-year-old girl and five others with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. Some members of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) said the policeman was dismissed from the Force for alleged gross misconduct and detained in Port Harcourt prisons before he relocated to Bayelsa State. A community source said the incident, which has caused anger among the indigenes of Kolokuma/Opokuma area, led to a search for the man but he…

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Senate takes action on Death of NYSC corper killed by a policeman

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The Nigerian Senate has resolved to investigate the circumstances surround the death of Miss Linda Angela Igwetu, the NYSC Corper who was allegedly shot by a Police Office two nights ago. Senator Atai Aidoko, citing Order 42 and 52, raised the issue, stating that while on her way home with her friends, the corper was shot and rushed to Garki hospital, Abuja but was not treated because they needed a police report. The Senate, thereafter resolved to: Mandate its Committee on Youth and Sports to investigate the death of the…

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Dismissed policeman arraigned for alleged impersonation

A dismissed policeman, 35-year-old Abdulmalik Makong, who allegedly impersonated a deputy superintendent of police, was on Monday brought before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court. Makong, who resides in Adamawa, is charged with impersonation. The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge. The Police Prosecutor, ASP Roman Unuigbe, told the court that the accused committed the offence on May 2 at Tolu Divisional Police Headquarters, Apapa, Lagos. He alleged that the accused, who was dismissed from the Nigerian Police for over four years, has been parading himself as a DSP.…

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A policeman’s lucky escape

Election coverage is one of the high moments in my career because it gives me opportunity to be on the field for effective political reporting on election days. When I was assigned to cover the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State, the major thoughts in my mind for weeks was how to distinguish my medium, New Telegraph, in the poll’s coverage Welcoming me to Anambra State last Thursday were various sizes of billboards and posters of the gubernatorial candidates with their godfathers in both English and Igbo languages. Several…

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Policeman kills colleague, commits suicides in Ondo

A police inspector, Abraham Arowogun, who allegedly shot his senior colleague, a Police Superintendent, SP, and the Divisional Crime Officer, simply identified as Timothy, to death for the Police Divisional Headquarters Kajola, in Odigbo Local Government of Ondo State yesterday evening has committed suicide by jumping into a well. The whole community was thereafter thrown into pandemonium as the residents of the town and its adjourning communities were scared of what may be the reaction of the police on innocent people No competent source could ascertain the reason for the…

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Policeman killed in Paris shooting

A major security operation is underway in the Champs Elysees One policeman has been killed and a second wounded in a shooting in central Paris, police say. Some reports say a gunman who fired on them has been shot dead. The Champs Elysees, where the shooting occurred, has been sealed off. France goes to the polls on Sunday in the first round of the presidential election, reports the BBC. Jihadism is a major issue in the vote after attacks claimed by so-called Islamic State.

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