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Unauthorized Raids: Ambode Apologizes To Victims, Seeks Transfer Of Police Officers

The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has sent a formal request to the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, asking for the redeployment of some police officers attached to the Lagos State Task Force on Environmental and Special Offences Unit. The request came in the wake of last Friday’s raids in different parts of Lagos by officers of the taskforce, leading to a rough treatment and arr ...

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Nigeria’s IGP Risks Jail Over Oyo Monarch

Inspector General of Police, has been summoned by a Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo state, to come before it an plead why he should not be punished for flagrant disobedience to an order of court in a case involving the Oyo monarch, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi. Contempt proceeding were filed before the court on August 22, 2016 wherein it was argued that the IGP had constantly ignored the order of court to i ...

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Police to Subject New Recruits To Lie Detector Test

The Nigeria Police Force  will subject successful   candidates in the ongoing recruitment exercise  to compulsory polygraph test (lie detector Test) this test will be in addition to the general background check, biometrics, medical, physical examination, aptitude, oral and psychological tests. The Police will also conduct a thorough verification of all documents submitted by prospective candidates. Inspecto ...

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Police Arrest, Parade Notorious Fraudsters In Abuja

Some suspected  fraudsters were  tracked, trailed and arrested by Police’s operatives attached to the   Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team, (IRT) Force Headquarters, Abuja.They were nabbed on August 1, 2016. A statement from Force Headquarters said this came on the heels of  several complaints received from well meaning individuals and highly placed personalities in Abuja of serious thre ...

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Don’t Keep Cash in Shops, FCT Police Warn Business Owners

The new Commissioner of Police FCT Police Command, CP Muhammed Mustafa has assumed duty at the Command Headquarters on Wednesday, 27th July, 2016. While soliciting for the support and cooperation of members of the public, the Commissioner of Police assures FCT residents of his willingness to partner with spirited stakeholders to make the Federal Capital Territory safe and secure for all and sundry. Relatedl ...

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Police Appoint, Post 18 New AIGs, 37 CPs – See Full List

The Police Service Commission, PSC  has approved the promotion of 18 Commissioners of Police to the next rank of Assistant Inspectors General of Police and also approved their postings with four other AIGs. 12 are to man the 12 Police Zonal Commands while the remaining 10 will head Police special formations such as Operations, Training, Police Academy, Info-Tech, Investment, Maritime, etc. According to a st ...

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Buhari Appoints AIG Ibrahim Idris As Acting Inspector-General Of Police

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, as the Acting Inspector-General of Police. The Acting Inspector-General, who hails from Kutigi, Lavun in Niger State, was born on 15th of January 1959, and was enlisted into the Nigerian Police Force in 1984, after graduating from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria with a Bachelors degree i ...

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Killer Policemen Arrested In Bayelsa As IGP Calls For Calm

All the Policemen linked with the killing of  another police officer, ASP Mathew Akpos in Bayelsa State have been arrested, detained and are presently undergoing investigation, for subsequent prosecution,Force Headquarters said on Tuesday. ASP Akpos was  allegedly killed by operatives of the State Command Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, earlier this month. And  following  the protests by aggrieved citizen ...

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Court Orders Killers of Col Inusa Remanded In Prison

From Lawal A Dogara, Kaduna A Magistrate Court 1 Kaduna on Tuesday ordered that suspected killers of Colonel Samaila Inusa be remanded in Kaduna prison custody till Thursday 21st July, 2016 for hearing. It will be recalled that on Saturday 26th March, 2016, Emeka Okeke, Precious Ebele, Ibrahim Kabir, Chidioke Opehi and one Dan Sokoto who is now at large, allegedly kidnapped  the army officer in the presence ...

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Group asks Buhari To Prosecute Okiro Over Alleged N275m Fraud, Harassment of Whistle Blower

An anti-graft monitoring group, Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC), has petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari over an alleged procurement fraud, abuse of office, embezzlement of N275m election fraud and gross harassment of a whistle-blower by the chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Mr Mike Okiro. In the petition signed by its National Chairman, Mr. Olanrewaju Suraju, CSNAC said it ...

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Police Arrest Killers of Army Officer in Kaduna

The Nigeria Police  Headquarters (Force HQ) has announced the arrest of four suspects in connection with the kidnap and eventual murder of a serving army officer  Colonel Samaila  Yunusa in Kaduna in March  this year. He was kidnapped  and  was later found dead after several days of manhunt for the kidnappers. A statement by ACP Olabisi Kolawole, Force Public Relations Officer, Wednesday said “Following dis ...

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Ramadan: IGP Directs CPs To Personally Ensure Protection of Vulnerable Points

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon E. Arase   has directed State Command Commissioners of Police to  provide adequate security during the month of Ramadan  which began Monday. Arase urged the CPs   to personally ensure that key and vulnerable points, all places of worship, recreation centres, resorts and other public places are adequately and effectively protected, to enable worshippers and the ge ...

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