Restriction on okada/keke: How men in uniform have defied order

The recent restrictions of motorcyclists, popularly called Okada and Tricycle operators, better known as Keke Marwa, appear to have been rubbished by some men in uniform, who have now assumed the responsibility of the commercial riders. ISIOMA MADIKE, who went on tour of some of the affected LG As and LCDAs, returned with a story of how many of these officers operate with impunity   It’s been suffering and smiling for many Lagos residents since February 1, when the Lagos State Government commenced the enforcement of its new traffic law…

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Bayelsa/Kogi polls: Illegal arms ‘over stretched’ policemen – PSC

Emmanuel Onani, Abuja The just-concluded gubernatorial elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states, were characterised by the proliferation of illegal weapons, complaints of sporadic shooting, as well as snatching of ballot boxes. The elections also witnessed inadequate logistics. These developments militated against the capacity of policemen deployed on election duties, to provide adequate security protection during the exercises. The observation was made by the Police Service Commission (PSC), at the end of a monitoring exercise by two separate teams deployed in the two states. New Telegraph recalls that the 45 officials…

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Bandits invade Zamfara community, kill nine soldiers, policemen

Gunmen, on Friday, attacked a military formation at Sunke community in Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara State, killing nine soldiers in the process. It was gathered that dozens of the gunmen had invaded the formation on motorcycles and fired shots at the soldiers stationed there. Sources within the community claimed that policemen were among the victims. Sunke is 30 kilometers south of Anka town, headquarters of Anka Local Government Area. Sources said the attack might be retaliation for earlier killings of repentant bandits allegedly by soldiers in the state.…

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We thought policemen killed during operation were suspected kidnappers – Army

Emmanuel Onani, Abuja The Nigerian Army has said that polivemen killed during an operation in Taraba State, were suspected kidnappers. Acting Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sagir Musa, who made the claim in a statement, seemingly contradicted himself when, in another breathe, he confirmed that the police special forces were “on a covert assignment”. However, his statement read thus: “The attention of the Army Headquarters has been drawn to the Press Release by DCP FRANK MBA FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER FORCE HEADQUARTERS ABUJA Ref No. CZ.5300/FPRD/FHQ/ABJ/VOL.2/68 Date: 7th…

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Court okays dismissal of 3 policemen sacked for receiving $5,000 bribe

The National Industrial Court, Abuja, on Monday, affirmed the dismissal of three policemen, who were sacked for receiving 5,000 dollars as bribe. Joseph Okan and Joshua Madami, who were both Inspectors and Cyprian Nwankwo, a Sergeant, were dismissed on grounds of misconduct and receiving bribe. They therefore approached the court to challenge their dismissal by the Inspector-General of Police. Justice Rakiya Haastrup, said that the claimants, challenged their dismissal as unlawful, claiming that the rules of Police Act were not followed before their dismissal. She however said the failure of…

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2 policemen, civilian killed, 5 others injured in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Police Command, has confirmed the killing of two policemen and a civilian by unknown gunmen in the early hours of Wednesday in Kaduna. The Command Public Relation Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the policemen were on foot patrol when they were killed at about 05 25 am. “Some unknown armed men attacked our policemen who were on foot patrol along Nnamdi Azikiwe Expressway by IBBI company in Kakuri area of Kaduna. “After a fierce gun duel, two of our men…

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Kidnappers kill 4 Policemen in Kaduna forest

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Four operatives of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Intelligence Response Team, have been killed by suspected kidnappers. New Telegraph gathered from security sources, that the IRT operatives – three Inspectors and a Sergeant – were killed in an ambush at the Rigasa area of Kaduna. According to the source, the operatives were deployed In a settlement inside Rigama Forest, to fish out suspected kidnappers of Sheikh Ahmad Adam Algarkawy in Rigasa town, on August 2. The operatives, who had apprehended two of the suspects, were on their way out…

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Four policemen to die by hanging for murder

Zamfara youths attack police station, set vehicles ablaze Youths beat up DPO in Ondo   Four policemen have been sentenced to death in Akwa Ibom State for killing a commercial motorcyclist otherwise called Okada rider in Uyo, the state capital. The convicted policemen are Inspector Moses Akpaete, Inspector Idoko Sampson, Corporal Enobong Udo and Corporal Godwin Nnanna, all attached to C Division. This came as some irate youths at Zurmi town in Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State attacked the community police station and demanded that officers should hand…

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Bandits kill two policemen in Kaduna

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Bandits have killed two policemen in Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State during a patrol in the area. This came as some of the policemen, who conveyed the bodies of their late colleagues to the command headquarters, killed a yet-to-be-identified woman while protesting the way their colleagues died.   The policemen were killed on Monday in Birnin-Gwari while the woman was killed from a stray bullet yesterday afternoon at the police headquarters in Kaduna. It was learnt that the vicinity of the Kaduna State Police Command Headquarters was yesterday…

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PHOTOS: Four Policemen burnt in Edo

Emotions are now high among residents and officers as well as men of the Edo state police command as tragedy occurred following the mysterious deaths of four policemen attached to the Sabongida-Ora Divisional Police Headquarters in Owan West local government area of the state. The charred bodies of the burnt policemen on duty were discovered on Saturday evening in the area. Besides the killing of the officers, their bodies were also found to have been burnt along a patrol van with which they had gone for the day’s duty. It…

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