Police Officer Allegedly Kills Two At Party

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A police officer who was on an illegal duty has allegedly killed two people at a birthday party in Gowon Estate in the Egbeda area of Alimosho, Lagos State.

The trigger-happy officer was said to have shot two persons while spraying the celebrant on Sunday.

An eyewitness told Channels Television that “The officer was happy and wanted to celebrate with a gun salute but mistakingly pointed the gun at the guest and fired, the shots hit two of them and they died while one was injured.

The source further confirmed that the policeman carried an AK 47 Rifle to the bar and the empty shell of the weapon was found when the police visited after the incident.

He adds that “the state police command is more interested in ascertaining how an off duty personnel got the rifle he used that night.” However, he could not confirm if the alleged policeman was drunk before the act.

Policemen attached to Gowon Estate Division stormed the scene after the bar’s owner, Sylvanus Chukwukezie made an emergency call for complaint and rescue arrested two of the guests.

Confirming the incident, The command police spokesman, Benjamin Hundeyin said the command is in touch with the killer cop and he has been told to immediately turn himself in.

SP Hundeyin added that the celebrant who reports say has gone into hiding since the incident on Sunday night has also been invited for questioning to shed more light on what transpired at the event.

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police Abiodun Alabi, has ordered the immediate arrest and discrete investigation into the matter with disciplinary action and immediate prosecution of those found culpable.

Mr Hundeyin, however, appealed to operators of hotels, bars, and other public spaces where residents regularly converge to ensure close circuits cameras are put in place to assist in investigations in case of such incidences.

Police Officer Shot During Ekiti Bye-Election Dies

 The suspects who committed the heinous crime have all been charged to court.

 

The Police sergeant, Bukola Olawoye, who was shot during the House of Assembly bye-election for Ekiti East Constituency 1 is dead.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, Sunday Abutu, confirmed the death of the officer to Channels Television.

The officer died on Monday evening at Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti.

Abutu added that the officer was shot by a group of thugs that invaded ward 7, Unit 7 during the election which was held on Saturday, March 20.

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“The Ekiti State Police Command, with the deepest sorrow, announces the death of W/SGT OLAWOYE BUKOLA who was shot by a group of thugs that invaded ward 7, Unit 7 during the recent Ekiti East House of Assembly Bye-Election.

“She died at about 1800hrs today (Monday) being 22/03/2021 at FMC, Ido-Ekiti, after fighting for her life for days,” the police spokesperson said in the statement issued on Monday.

It also added that the suspects who committed the heinous crime have all been charged to court.

The House of Assembly bye-election for Ekiti East Constituency 1 was held on Saturday, March 23 to fill the vacant seat following the death of Juwa Adegbuyi.

The violence that greeted the poll forced the electoral umpire to suspend the election indefinitely.

The Governor of the State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi in reaction, condemned the violence and ordered the Police commissioner to arrest all culprits and ensure their prosecution.

Officer Shot Dead As Gunmen Attack, Burn Police Patrol Van In Anambra

 

A police officer died of gunshot injuries on Thursday, following an attack on a police patrol team at Okacha Junction in Neni, Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State.

A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state confirmed the incident, adding that another officer also sustained gunshot injuries during the attack.

Tochukwu Ikenga said further that the gunmen numbering over 20 came in a Sienna vehicle, opened fire on the officers, killed one, and injured two others as well as burnt a patrol vehicle.

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The Police spokesman added that the gun battle lasted for about 30 minutes before reinforcement from the State Police Command forced the hoodlums to flee.

The spokesman added that the Commissioner of Police, Monday Kuryas, visited the scene of the incident and ordered an investigation into the attack.

He maintained that those behind the attack would be brought to justice.

Police Officer Dies While Repelling Gunmen Attack On Ex-Gov Dickson’s House

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A police inspector has died while repelling an attack on the residence of former Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, in Sagbama Local Government Area of the state.

According to a statement by Asinim Butswat, the police spokesperson in Bayelsa State, the officer, died “after sustaining gunshots injuries resulting from the fierce encounter with the gunmen.”

His corpse has been deposited at the mortuary.

Butswat explaining the incident said the gunmen struck on November 19 and came in three speedboats.

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“Unknown gunmen in three speedboats who came through the Forcados River attempted to invade the residence of Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson at the riverine community of Toru-Orua, Sagbama Local Government Area, but were repelled by Policemen on duty.

“An Inspector of Police who sustained gunshot injuries resulting from the fierce encounter with the gunmen later died and his corpse has been deposited at the mortuary.

“The Command condoles with the family and relatives of the Inspector of Police who fought gallantly with his team to prevent the gunmen from invading the residence,” the statement read in part.

Also, the Commissioner of Police, Bayelsa State Command, Mike Okoli has visited the scene.

He said investigations have commenced following the unfortunate incident.

Nigerian Selected For UN Woman Police Officer Of The Year Award

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A Chief Superintendent of the Nigeria Police Force Catherine Ugorji has been selected for an award in peacekeeping.

In a press statement by the National Information Officer, United Nations Information Centre, ( UNIC) Nigeria, Oluseyi Soremekun, Ugorji was selected by the United Nations as one of the two runners-up for the prestigious UN Woman Police Officer of the year award for 2020.

She is currently serving with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).

UK Police Officer Shot Dead In Police Station

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A British police officer was shot dead in the early hours of Friday morning, Scotland Yard said, the first officer to be killed by gunfire while on duty in over eight years.

Metropolitan Police launched a murder investigation following the shooting by a 23-year-old man being detained at Croydon Custody Centre in south London at around 2:15 am (0115 GMT).

The suspect was also taken to hospital with a gunshot wound and remains in a critical condition, the force said, but added that no police firearms were discharged during the incident.

Police did not say how the suspect was shot, though the Evening Standard newspaper said he shot himself.

British police are not routinely armed, although forces have tactical firearms units to respond quickly to incidents. Deaths in service are also rare.

“This is a truly shocking incident in which one of our colleagues has lost his life in the most tragic circumstances,” said Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick.

“My heart goes out to his family, direct colleagues and friends.

“When a colleague dies in the line of duty the shockwaves and sadness reverberate throughout the Met and our communities. We will all deeply mourn our colleague.”

Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes were the last British police officers to be shot dead in the line of duty, when they were ambushed in a gun and grenade attack in September 2012.

They were killed by drug dealer Dale Cregan while responding to a report of a burglary in Manchester, northwest England.

Since then, a further five officers have been killed on duty — four by vehicles while pursuing suspects and one, Keith Palmer, who was stabbed during the 2017 terror attack on parliament.

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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.