Police Parade Kidnap Suspects, Others In Kaduna

Police Parade Kidnap Suspects, Others In KadunaThe Police have paraded 18 suspects allegedly involved in kidnapping, armed robbery and other crimes in Kaduna State.

The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Agyole Abbeh, paraded the suspects on Monday at the Police Headquarters in the Kaduna State capital, north-west Nigeria.

Mr Abbeh, who said the arrests were made based on tip-off, noted that some of the suspects were actually arrested while committing the crime.

He said the Police recovered seven cars, one locally made pistol and three cutlasses from the suspects.

“We have arrested six suspected armed robbers, seven kidnappers and one fraudster as major criminals, apart from others like drug pushers who we have handed over to government agency.

“We recovered 24 number plate of cars, five Toyota and two Honda cars, as well as one locally made pistol and three cutlasses from the suspects,” the Police Commissioner disclosed.

He stressed the need to keep the state safe for business to thrive, pointing out that “we are saying that Kaduna must near crime free society”.

Abbeh said the rate of crime has considerably reduced in the state, and urged resident to provide information about criminal hideouts and their activities.

He said the Command has mapped out crime preventive measures to check crime rate in the state, adding that the menace in the city centre has drastically reduced.

“Our problem is information; once we have information, our response is within 20 minutes. In fact, we have responded within nine minutes to distress calls within the city centre,” the Commissioner said.

High Level Of Insecurity Scares Calabar Residents

Residents Cry Out Over Insecurity In CalabarResidents of Calabar have appealed to the Cross River State Government and security operatives in the state to tighten security network in the metropolis.

Some of the residents told Channels Television that in the past two weeks, they have been living in fear, following series of cult-related activities and other crimes which have led to the death of some persons.

The State Government, however, assured them that the situation was under control.

The government said it has equipped the Nigerian Army with more operational vehicles to assist the Police in tackling the menace.

The Commissioner of Police, Hafiz Inuwa, who also assured Calabar residents of safety, disclosed that the State Command has made arrest of some notorious gangs believed to be terrorising residents in some parts of the metropolis.

According to him, a team from the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) on March 20 at about 1130hrs, arrested a gang of seven youths between the ages of 22 and 28 allegedly involved in armed robbery and cultism.

He said one locally made pistol and some other items were recovered from the suspects, following their confessions to the crimes.

Mr Inuwa said more suspects were also arrested for armed robbery and car snatching at Marina Resort, Calabar.

He said recovered items include two Beretta pistols with three 9mm live ammunition, an axe, two locally made pistols, a Toyota Corolla Car, a Murano SUV and a Toyota Rav4 SUV.

The Police Commissioner said some arrests were also made with connection to piracy, conspiracy and adulterated cement.

He stressed that in view of the successes made by the Police, the Command has the capacity and capability to deal with any miscreants posing danger to the peace of the state.

New CP Commits To Safety Of Akwa Ibom State

Police, Akwa Ibom State, Donald Awunah,The newly posted Commissioner of Police in Akwa Ibom State, Mr Donald Awunah, says he will consolidate on the successes recorded by his predecessor to ensure continued peace and security in the state.

Mr Awunah made the remark while addressing journalists as he arrived at the Police Headquarters in Uyo, the state’s capital where he officially resumed duties.

He was welcomed with cheers from officials of the command, obviously because he had earlier served in the state as an Assistant Commissioner of Police, CID Department from 2011 to 2013.

The Police Commissioner said that the command, under his leadership, would undertake a people-oriented policing with emphasis on community and democratic policing.

He assured the people of the state that the police would remain apolitical in the discharge of its duties and also appealed for the support of personnel of the command and the public in ensuring the safety of lives and property across Akwa Ibom State.

“My dear colleagues (and) gentlemen of the press, I’m happy to be back in Akwa Ibom; It is a good place to be. I appeal for your support to enable us succeed.

“It is our collective responsibility (and) I cannot do it alone. Let us work together to ensure that the state continues to (be in) peace.

“I count on your support and cooperation,” the Commissioner said, adding that “the police will remain apolitical in the discharge of its duties”.

Mr Awunah succeeded Mr Murtala Mani who was recently transferred from the state.

The Benue State-born officer was until this appointment, the Police Public Relations Officer at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

Akwa Ibom Market Collapse: Police Make U-turn, Say No Life Lost

akwa-ibom-market-wallAkwa Ibom State Police Command has discountenanced its earlier position on the fate of victims of a collapsed wall at Ederebo Market in the state.

The spokesperson for the police, Cordelia Nwawe, briefed reporters on the new development at the Police Headquarters in Uyo, the state’s capital.

Nwawe said contrary to their earlier position that two lives were lost in the incident, discrete investigation revealed that no life was lost in the collapse.

She maintained that as at Tuesday, there was no documented evidence or record of any deaths arising from the incident.

The police spokesperson added that a total of nine victims, who sustained injuries, were receiving treatment at the Ibom Specialist Hospital.

She noted that four victims sustained severe injuries and were undergoing surgeries in the same hospital.

The police command further revealed that it had put several measures in place to ensure crime free Christmas and New Year celebrations.

The wall was said to have fallen on Monday in Ikot Akpatek axis of Onna Local Government Area in Akwa Ibom State, southeast Nigeria.

Police Nab Suspected Vandals Of Electricity Transformer In Abia

power-cable-vandalsPolice have arrested some persons suspected to have vandalised transformers of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company Sub-Station in Abia State.

The Abia State Police Command said the suspects vandalised a facility at Omoba in Isilangwa South Local Government Area of Abia State.

According to the command, intensified anti-crime campaign with renewed vigour aimed to ridding the state of criminals led to the arrest of the suspected criminals.

About 20 suspects were paraded at the Police Headquarters in Bende Road, Umuahia.

Part of the figure were other suspects involved in various crime – armed robbery, fraud, faking and forging of vehicle license, proof of ownership and other sensitive government documents amongst others.

Also among them were four suspected cultist of Covenant Polytechnic, Aba, who are all final year students pursuing a National Diploma.

The police said that all the suspects have confessed to the crime.

Items recovered from them include, one locally made double barrel shortgun, two live cartridges, one machete, two rolls of heavy armoured cables worth thousands of Naira and two jacks as well as some substance suspected to be cocaine.

One of the suspects, Prince Okoroafor, an indigene of Amaekpu ,Ohafia and a car washer at Aba, claimed that it was his first attempt at vandalising government’s installation.

He also said that he was lured into the business by a friend – an indigene of Omoba where the heavy armoured cables were stolen – but was unaware that his friend was notorious for vandalising government’s infrastructure.

”My friend called me to escort him to his village that he has a business for us but I did not know that it involved vandalising, as soon as I got close to the armoured cable with the okada man, the villagers quickly surrounded us and I looked around but my friend was gone,” he told reporters.

His friend is currently on the police list as a wanted criminal and all efforts are being put in place to track him down and arrest him for the crime.

The Police Commissioner in the State, Adeleye Oyebade, said that the strategies put in place by his management team in combating crime yielded the desired results.

He told reporters that the Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers had been mandated to explore intelligence-led policing, community policing and involvement of Eminent People’s Forum in tackling crime.

These efforts, according to the Commissioner of Police, require the involvement of citizens and would assist to chase away the criminals from the state.

He warned hoodlums to stay clear, as all the exit and entry points to the state were secure, with officers strategically positioned to checkmate any criminal activity.

Police Parade Rape Suspect In Osun

rape suspect, Police parade, Police ARREST, 419 syndicate, Police Arrest Kidnappers In KanoPolice have paraded one Iman Olalekan for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl in Osun State, southwest Nigeria.

The suspect, who was exhibited at the Police Headquarters in Osogbo, is a 24-year-old member of the Peace Corps of Nigeria, a voluntary organisation that has been involved in enforcement of discipline in various schools.

The victim, an SS 1 student of St. Charles Grammar School in Ilesa, claimed she was forcefully defiled by the suspect who she said vowed to kill her if she tries to report the act to anyone.

The girl subsequently summoned courage to relay her ordeal to her mother who reported the matter to the Police.

Olalekan, however, maintained that everything was done with the consent of the girl.

Meanwhile, authorities of the school had told Channels Television during a visit that they were not aware of the incident.

Briefing reporters after the exhibition, the spokesperson for the command, Folasade Odoro, said investigation has been completed on the case with scientific evidence that the crime was committed.

In his reaction, Commandant of the corps in Osun State, Ayinde Kayode, condemned the act and described it as unfortunate.

He said efforts were underway to rid the corps of undisciplined volunteers, pledging to cooperate with the Police on the case.

Police Launch Eminent Persons’ Forum In Osun

Police, Osun, Eminent Persons' Forum As part of measures to reduce crime across Nigeria, the Nigeria Police has launched the ‘Eminent Persons and Stakeholders’ Forum in Osun State.

The police said security of lives and property must be taken as the business of every individual and not of security personnel alone.

The Assistant Inspector of Police in charge of Zone 11, Dan Bature, conducted the inauguration on Tuesday at the Police Headquarters in Osogbo, the Osun State capital in southwest Nigeria.

He stressed the need for a cordial relationship between the police and members of the society, saying it is imperative for the enhancement of security.

Highlighting the purpose of the forum, Mr Bature noted that new trends of crime were experienced across the country.

On his part, the ‎Commissioner of Police in the state, Simian Adeoye, explained that the inauguration was in line with the directive of the Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris.

He advocated the support and cooperation of every stakeholder towards ensuring proactive and effective policing in the state.

Stakeholders at the event, Samson Adewole and DIG Adeoye Adedayo (rtd), urged the residents to see the security of lives and property as a collective responsibility.

The police have launched similar forum in different states, as a strategy to maintain peace and secure lives and property of residents of different communities.

Police Arrest Suspected Baby Factory Syndicates In Delta

Police, Police have raided a baby factory and arrested at least six pregnant women who are allegedly planning to sell their newborn babies after delivery in Delta State.

The police said the arrest was made in Okwe community, Oshimili South Local Government Area of the state in Nigeria’s South-south region.

They revealed that a victim, Blessing Aondoseer, had reported that her husband allegedly connived with some people to take away her two weeks old baby.

The suspected baby factory syndicates were paraded on Saturday at the Police Headquarters in Asaba, the Delta State capital.

The spokesman for the Command, Celestina Kalu, said the police recorded another breakthrough when they apprehended a 74-year-old man reported to have defiled a 14-year-old girl.

The police mouthpiece said investigation was ongoing to apprehend other members of the syndicate who were at large.

He noted that the rising incidences of baby factories had added to Nigeria’s human rights issues.

Mr Kalu, however, said that the Nigeria Police was committed to ensuring that issues of child abuse and trafficking became a thing of the past.

While some of the suspects spoke about their involvement in the crime, Aondoseer claimed that her baby was taken away by her husband after delivery.

Police Arrest Suspected Oil Vandals In Lagos

Police Arrest Oil Vandals In LagosPolice have arrested 14 suspected oil vandals alongside a Navy personnel at the Ijora area of Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.

The suspects were nabbed by men of the Lagos State Intelligence Unit of the Inspector General of Police Task Force on Vandalism.

They were arrested in the early hours of Thursday at the Ijora Olopa Jetty.

The suspected oil vandals were alleged to be illegally discharging petroleum products from a badge at anchorage to tankers also at the jetty.

Police officials at the scene declined to comment on the arrest but a reliable source told Channels Television that two of the three tankers intercepted around the jetty were loaded with 44,000 litres of suspected vandalised petroleum product each.

The source added that a directive had been given that the suspects be transferred to the Police Headquarters in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

New Edo State CP Set For Governorship Election

Police,Edo State Governorship ElectionThe newly appointed Commissioner of Police in Edo State, Mr Olafimihan Adeoye, says all security arrangements made so far to ensure a smooth conduct of the September 10 governorship election will remain untouched.

Mr Adeoye made the statement on Monday in an interview with Channels Television shortly after resuming work at the Police Headquarters in Benin City, the state’s capital in south-south Nigeria.

The Police Commissioner took over from Mr Chris Ezike who had been redeployed to the Police College in Ikeja, Lagos State.

Meanwhile, some candidates of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) of the General Certificate Examination (GCE) have called for the postponement of the Edo State governorship election.

The examination applicants voiced their demand in a protest, at the Government House in the state’s capital with placards bearing various inscriptions.

They said that holding the examination and the poll on the same day would disenfranchise them.

The GCE candidates also took their protest to the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission and the secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party in Benin City.

Police Arrest 23 Suspects, Recover 21 Guns In Ogun

Police, Ogun, SuspectsPolice have arrested 23 suspects for unlawful possession of firearms in Ogun State, southwest Nigeria.

The police also recovered 21 guns of different types from the suspects alleged to be disturbing the peace of the state.

The suspects were paraded by the Commissioner of Police, Mr Hammed Iliyasu, at the Police Headquarters at Eleweran in Abeokuta, the state’s capital.

Mr Iliyasu said they were picked from different parts of the state.

He added that their offences ranged from armed robbery, kidnapping and human trafficking among others.

The Police Commissioner sought for more synergy from other security agencies to ensure effective policing of the state.

He also called for more quality information from the public in the onerous task of protecting lives and property.

While some of the suspects confessed to the crime they were being paraded for to Channels Television, a 46 years old man narrated his ordeal in the hands of his abductors before he was rescued by the police.

Al-Makura Backs New IGP To Bring Positive Changes

Al-MakuraNasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura, said that he is optimistic that the new acting Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, would bring positive change to security issues in the country.

Mr Al-Makura said this during a special courtesy visit to Mr Idris at his office in the Police Headquarters in Abuja.

He said that Mr Idris would introduce policies that will improve security situation and reduce crimes in the country following his track record as the former Commissioner of Police in Nasarawa State.

The Governor expressed appreciation to the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari for the appointment, noting that it was well deserved.

Responding, the new Acting IGP appreciated the visit and promised to do the nation proud in terms of protection of lives and properties.