Police Arrest, Dismiss Officer Who Allegedly Killed Corps Member In Abuja


The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has announced the arrest and dismissal of the police officer who allegedly killed a National Youth Service Corp Member (NYSC) member, Angela Igwetu, In Abuja.

The corp member, Igwetu, was allegedly shot by the police officer, Inspector Benjamin Peter on Wednesday around Ceddi Plaza. She was rushed toBenjaminrki Hospital where she reportedly bled to death.

The Commissioner of Police in Abuja, Sadiq Bello, told journalists on Friday that necessary disciplinary procedures have been concluded leading to the dismissal of the suspect, Inspector Peter, from the force.

He added that the suspect will be arraigned before a court of competent jurisdiction as he is currently on remand awaiting trial.

“He (suspect) has been dismissed from the force and arraigned before a court of competent jurisdiction and he is currently on remand awaiting trial.

“It was alleged that the lady, one Angela Igwetu stood up and brought out her head through the sunroof of a Toyota Camry car shouting and calling for help that she was kidnapped,” he said.

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Bello said the police claimed that they flagged down the vehicle, but the driver refused to stop which made the police Inspector to open fire on the vehicle which hit the deceased.

The commissioner said that the command would not condone act of irresponsibility and incivility or outright criminality on the part of officers and men.

He appealed to residents for calm and assured the family of the deceased that justice will be done in the matter.

Police Officer Found Dead In Nasarawa

Two Of Four Missing Policemen Found ‘Unhurt’ In Benue
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One police officer was on Tuesday morning found dead in Adudu community of Obi Local Government Area of Nasarawa state.

The policeman whose name is still unknown was reportedly killed by some hoodlums.

Nasarawa Police Public Relations Officer, Idrissu Kennedy confirmed the news of the death to Channels Television.

According to him, the police officer is part of the police team mobilised to restore calm in the Southern area of the state. Residents of some communities in the area are currently on flee, leaving their homes due to killings and attacks by armed men suspected to be herdsmen.

Kennedy said the police officer was shot while he alongside his colleagues were trying to repel attacks by hoodlums who were attempting to burn deserted houses in the area.

He further revealed that investigations are on to nab perpetrators.

Security challenges confronting the nation has not spared anyone including civilians and security officers who victims of various attacks across the country. One of the remaining two policemen declared missing in Benue State was found dead on Monday, February 12.

Two personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) were also killed by suspected herdsmen in a village in Benue State. The officials were killed in Awange village of Kasseyo Ward in Guma Local Government Area of the state.

Policeman Gets 12 Years Jail Term For Homicide

15 Persons Remanded for Attempted Robbery in OsunA Federal High Court in Abuja has handed down a 12-year jail term to a policeman charged with the murder of one Mrs Doris Okere in Mpape, a suburb of the Nigeria’s capital.

The police officer, Olotu Owoiche, who was dismissed from the police after the incident, has been facing trial for culpable homicide since 2011.

He has been found guilty as charged and sentenced, to 12 years in prison, the judge said in his judgement.

Lawyer to the accused, Noah Imoni, who had pleaded for leniency from the court, however said he would appeal the judgement.

On January 31, 2011 Mrs Okere was shot in front of a commercial bank in Mpape by Mr Owoiche.

After six years of trial, the Federal High Court found him guilty of culpable homicide.

The court handed the accused a 12 year jail term retroactively from June 2011 as justice for the family of the deceased.

For the husband of the deceased, Eugene Okere, it is satisfying that justice is finally served.

What is now left is how the police would compensate the family of the deceased, a matter that the court is yet to decide.

Gunman Kills Three Police Officers In Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Baton RougeTragedy has struck again in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as three police officers were killed and three more injured in a shooting.

Police have been able to gun down one suspect, but warn there may be two others in hiding.

They are also warning people to stay away from the scene of the shooting, which is close to the police headquarters and a highway.

The local sheriff’s department spokesperson said that the incident happened shortly before 9am, local time, and was being treated as an active situation, with road closures in the area.

It was not immediately clear whether there was a link between the shootings and the recent unrest over the police killings of black men in Baton Rouge and Minnesota.

Authorities did not give any information about the gunman’s possible motive.

President Barack Obama condemned the “attack on law enforcement in Baton Rouge” and vowed that justice would be done.

“We may not yet know the motives for this attack, but I want to be clear: There is no justification for violence against law enforcement. None. These attacks are the work of cowards who speak for no one,” Obama said in a statement.

The Louisiana State Governor, John Bel Edwards, has condemned the attack, but has promised the perpetrators would be brought to justice.

Obama Urges Unity Amid Racial Tensions

Barack Obama, Brexit, UK, U.S.The President of the United States of America (USA), Barack Obama has urged police and black communities to live in peace amid the racial tensions in the country.

Mr Obama said this at a town hall meeting on race and policing organized by ABC news.

He stated that all citizens need to come together and advised it should not be “US versus them”.

He explained that the dialogue between both sides will go a long way to help resolve the issues.

The meeting came after a gunman killed five Dallas police at a ‘black lives matter’ protest last week.

An Army veteran, Micah Xavier Johnson, told police he was angry after recent shooting deaths of black men at the hands of officers.

Several people have been killed in the recent shootings including; Alton Sterling who was killed by Police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 5.

A day later, Philando Castile was also shot and killed during a traffic stop outside Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Blackman Dead In Another Police Shooting In Minnesota

Police ShootingJust as the people of Louisiana are protesting over the killing of a 37-year-old black man, another black man has been shot dead by police in the US state of Minnesota.

Philando Castile’s girlfriend live-streamed the aftermath, showing him covered in blood with a police officer pointing his gun at him.

She says he was shot as he reached for his driving license.

“He [the police officer] killed my boyfriend,” she said.

“He was trying to get out his ID and his wallet out of his pocket … the officer shot him in the arm.”

This follows the death of Alton Sterling, who was shot dead by police during an incident in Baton Rouge on Tuesday.

Hundreds of people have protested for two nights over Mr Sterling’s killing.

Gunfire Erupt At Ferguson Protest

Michael-Brown-fergusonIt is meant to be a protest against gun violence but shots have been fired in Ferguson, Missouri, United States, during a march to mark the first anniversary of the killing of unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown.

Police has confirmed that an officer was “involved in a shooting after coming under heavy gunfire,” and that “two unmarked cars took shots”.

According to media report, eyewitnesses said that one injured person was seen lying on the ground.

The shooting of the 18-year-old last year by white Police officer, Darren Wilson, triggered a national protest movement against racial bias by the police across America.

As part of the commemoration earlier on Sunday, hundreds of people observed a four-and-half minute silence at the spot where Michael Brown was killed, representing the number of hours that his body lay in the street, unattended.

Female Police Who Disarmed Two Robbers Gets Reward

Mercy John Police OfficerA female police officer, Mercy John, who disarmed two robbers who attempted to dispose her of her belongings, has been rewarded by the Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola.

The reward is coming barely a month after Sergeant John had disarmed the two armed at Egbeda-Shasha by Tawakalitu Close, Orisunmibare Road in Lagos.

She also recovered her bag and a locally made pistol with two live cartridges in the process.

In his remarks at the ceremony which was held on Thursday at the Lagos House, Ikeja, shortly before the state’s Security Council meeting, Governor Fashola, encouraged her not to relent in her efforts in the course of her duty.

“Let me say very clearly that I value the work that you do, people of Lagos valued what you do and where ever you come from, this is your home and I think it is right to say that it was because you take this as home, you did the right thing, you took two robbers out of commission so that the people of Lagos can sleep well,” the Governor said.

Sergeant John is a native of Ikori Local Government Area of Cross River State.

She was enlisted into the Police Force on 1 July, 2000 and had earlier served in MOPOL 20, Force Ikeja from 2004 to 2012.

She is currently attached to the Provost’s Department, State Police Headquarters, Lagos State.

Boko Haram Attacks Police Station In Borno, Kills 2 Officers

Suspected Boko Haram members have attacked and killed two officers at a police station in Gwoza town, Borno state in Nigeria’s volatile north-east region.

Security sources however say that the sect members lost seven of its members in the attack.

A senior police officer who confirmed the attack and killings, but asked not to be named adds that suspected boko haram members opened fire on policemen at the Gwoza police station at about 8 a.m. yesterday.

Gwoza is about 135 kilometres away from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state where boko haram was formed.

Security officials believe the sect has camps in Gwoza, where 11 soldiers on an anti-insurgency operation were killed in June.

Unknown Gunmen Toss Bomb At Police Station In Bauchi

A police officer sustained injuries during an attack on a divisional police station in Dass local government area of Bauchi State, north east Nigeria as unknown attackers threw improvised explosive device at the police station on Friday night causing panic amongst residents.

Public Relations Officer of Bauchi Police Command, Assistant Superintendent of Police Hassan Mohammed confirmed the attack in which a police officer was injured while repelling the attackers from gaining entrance into the police station.

The Police Spokesman explained that the attackers did not succeed in destroying the police station as they were not able to steal arms and the injured police officer who is currently receiving treatment at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University teaching hospital, Bauchi also escaped with his weapon.

Nigeria Capital Market:The way forward

The Regulatory body responsible for the running of the Nigeria Capital Market;the Security and Exchange Commission has decided to boost the Capital Market with planning.

The Director General of the NSE in a press conference addressed the issues and laid out solutions too.