Robbery Intercepted By Police In PH, One Killed

robberyMen of the Nigerian Police on Friday showed a glimpse of the gallantry and intelligence Nigerians expect of them as the agency with the responsibility of protecting lives and property.

Sounds of gunfire rented the air on Friday in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, when men of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS, attached to Mile 3 police station engaged a gang of four armed robbers at the ever busy motor spare parts market in Ikoku axis of Dioup area.

Trouble started when the gang were sighted by witnesses robbing a middle aged man of the sum of 500,000 naira he just withdrew from a commercial bank in the area.

In response to a distress call, the policemen stormed the area and a gun battle ensued between them and the armed gang, sending residents to scamper for safety.

One of the robbers was killed in the process while others fled with various degrees of gunshot injuries.

Confirming the incident, the Police PPRO, DSP Ahmad Mohamad, in a press statement, said that the Police is currently on the trail of the wounded and expressed confidence that they would be found.

According to him, items recovered from the robbery gang include one AK-47, 4 magazine cartridge and one Lexus 300 SUV.

Pregnant Woman Dies In Fake Doctor’s Hospital

The Lagos state police command has arrested a fake doctor whose activities in Cares Hospital located in Iba area of Lagos, has led to the death of several pregnant women.

While parading the doctor alongside staff, it was disclosed that the hospital has been in operation for three years, and has no proof of registration.

“They are fake doctors, they have never gone to any medical schools or any nursing school but they operate a hospital around Iba, the hospital is known as Cares Hospital, they also have a pharmacy there,” the State Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide revealed.

It was also revealed that the unqualified medical personnel go as far as performing surgeries on patients and take delivery of babies as well which has led to the demise of many pregnant women who patronise the establishment.

“They carry out operations, surgeries; deliver women of their kids as a matter of taking as much as 200 deliveries, meanwhile they are not doctors, they are not even qualified nurses, no knowledge of that they didn’t go to any school and from investigation, we have equally discovered that a lot of women have died there, because they are not real doctors”

One of the suspects also narrated the case of a victim who was  “labouring due to an overdose of Oxytocin induction, she was bleeding, and she bled then and they were not able to arrest the case, as they were leading the woman down from the delivery couch, the woman fell from the bed and died”.

Officer Braide advised patients seeking medical attention to be very careful and mindful of which medical institution they go to for medical services as making a wrong choice may mean risking their lives.

Police Assures Nigerians of Adequate Security During Christmas

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed  Abubakar,  has enjoined Christians  to emulate and imbibe the worthy virtues, principles and teachings of Christ, by being open minded to issues of peace, forgiveness and harmonious co-existence, especially, at this auspicious moment in the history of our country.

In a Christmas message signed by the Deputy Force Public Relations, Frank Mba, Mr Abubakar called on all Nigerians to appreciate and respect the diversities of the nation, and leverage on same as a source of strength and medium for national development.

Meanwhile, to ensure a peaceful and incident-free Christmas celebration the police chief  has directed all Zonal AIGs and state command commissioners to take all necessary measures to ensure the provision of adequate security across the country before, during and after the celebration.

The Commissioners of police  are to personally, ensure that key and vulnerable points including: shopping malls, motor parks, financial houses, places of worship, recreation centres and other public places are adequately and effectively protected, to enable  holiday makers, worshippers and the general public enjoy maximum fulfilment.

Similarly, the Zonal AIGs and CPs have been directed to ensure the provision of 24hrs security around all government installations, strategic facilities and other key targets.

The Inspector General of Police also directed all commanders of police highway patrol teams to ensure that motorized patrols on highways targeted at crime and accident prevention, are intensified to ensure a safe, secure and peaceful celebration.

Police officials deployed the highways have also been directed to render necessary assistance to travellers and road users, especially accident victims and those who may suffer vehicular break down.

Mr Abubakar warned officers who will be deployed during the period, to ensure that they comport themselves and act within the confines of the law.

“They must be firm but polite, civil and professional in the discharge of their assigned roles, giving due regard and respect to the fundamental human rights of citizens at all times,” he said.

 

UNIPORT killings: Police dismisses Sergeant

The Nigerian Police Force has dismissed a Sergeant identified as Lucky Orji, who was allegedly involved in the gruesome murder of four students of the University of Port-Harcourt, following the confessions of one of the arrested suspects who claimed that a police man was part of the mob.

The sergeant was dismissed for ordering the mob to kill the suspected students.

Mr. Frank Mba, the force Public Relations officer today, revealed to Channels TV on our breakfast show Sunrise Daily, named the dismissed Sergeant as Lucky Orji. He stated that the Nigerian Police Force has carried out their investigations and dismissed the ‘named’ sergeant.

According to Mr Mba, the Sergeant is among the 13 persons to be charged to court on Wednesday.

The dismissed police officer and anothet officer were alleged to have stumbled upon the angry mob beating the students, Mba said.

“The officers were not even sent to the scene, he went on his own, outside the code of conduct and professional ethics of the job” the force PRO added.

“One was professional to ask the mob to stop and the other asked them to continue.”

He said the fact that the police is prepared to prosecute the officer, is a measure of its resolve to put an end to all forms of impunity in the Nigerian Police

The PRO officer said mob attacks is not peculiar to Nigeria, “it’s something we must work together to review. Nigerians must not be quick to heap the blame on the police alone’’.

He insisted that, like every other agencies in the country, the police force is not exempted from persons with questionable characters.

“If you recruit an officer, the person carries the family value around. We need reorientation from the families and to the various worship centres.” “We must look at the content our mass media is dishing out, we have to review all this” Mba said.

The police spokesman noted that the dismissal is part of the internal cleansing in which the police force relieves culpable officers of their duties adding that they will be prosecuted.

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