The Inspector-General of Police, Muhammad Adamu has disclosed that the Force will need N24.8bn to fuel its fleet of vehicles and motorcycles in a year.
The police chief who disclosed this when he presented the 2020 budget performance and and defended the 2021 budget proposal before the House of Representatives Committee on Police, said they are being bogged down by the low envelope budgetary provisions.
“The implication is that under an ideal situation, the amount that has been reviewed cannot meet up with the requirement of policing the country.
“If you take for example, the daily fuel consumption for our vehicles; vehicles that have petrol engine take about N22.5bn to fuel it within the year.
“The motorcycles we have will require N834.4m to fuel. And those vehicles using diesel will require N4bn to fuel.
“So, if you compute this, with what has been proposed, fuel alone will take the chunk of the money that has been budgeted not to talk of maintenance. If we’re to maintain our vehicles and motorcycles, it’ll take about N8.04bn in a year.”
The IGP further disclosed that the 2021 budget estimate for the police was N469.4bn, but was scaled down to N449.6bn.
After the EndSars protest was done by Nigerians youths who demanded that police brutality be stopped and asked for some police reforms, the Inspector General Of Police has this to say.
According to People’s Gazzette, the Inspector General Of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has cited a section of the Constitution that allows officers to kill if they have reasonable justification in a memo. He told officers in an internal memo to use live rounds to prevent illegal acts amongst citizens citing the Section 33 (2) of the Constitution, which said no one would be deemed to have been deprived of life if the person was killed while evading arrest, fleeing from detention, taking part in insurrection or rioting. This is coming at a time when police officers are facing resistance from EndSars protesters.
While some thinks it’s constitutional for them to act in such way at desperate times,some are of the opinion that the police are meant to protect and not kill. See some reactions below;
As Nigeria continues to fight for an end to police brutality in the country, people who have had first-hand experience with police brutality or who have lost loved ones to police brutality have continued to tell the world their stories. As we all know, a few weeks ago, the youths had taken to the streets to protest and demand for the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), the terror police unit that was known for its nightmarish attacks on young Nigerians.
<p class="has-drop-cap has-vivid-red-color has-text-color" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">For long years, Nigerians have suffered frustrations and pains in the hands of the police, the same people that are paid to protect them, that is why part of what they were demanding for during the protest was the reform of the police, because they reasoned that a reform would put an end to the brutality meted to Nigerians by some of these wayward police officers.For long years, Nigerians have suffered frustrations and pains in the hands of the police, the same people that are paid to protect them, that is why part of what they were demanding for during the protest was the reform of the police, because they reasoned that a reform would put an end to the brutality meted to Nigerians by some of these wayward police officers.
It should be recalled that as part of the strategies to pacify the youths and listen to their agitations, the presidency had ordered for a judicial panel to be set up in various states to look into the cases of police brutality. And since the #EndSARS protest began and when the judicial panels were set up, we have been hearing some sad and heartbreaking stories from members of the public. And today, Punch shared the story of a young lady who was killed by a wayward police officer last year. The touching story was recounted by the girl’s father and her siblings.
Her name was Jessica Adaobi Ifeanyi Ojide, she was just 21 years old when she was killed by SARS on the April 13th, 2019 at Olodi-Apapa, Ajegunle.
Below are photos of Jessica:
According to father, the only offence that Jessica committed to the SARS officer that killed her was because she was trying to speak up for a stranger. He said that Jessica saw the officer shooting at someone, and she went closer to the officer and asked him why he was shooting the person. And in anger, the officer turned to her and fired at her three times. Jessica fell and died at the spot.
Photos of Jessica’s father:
Jessica’s father, Ifeanyi Ojide, said that after shooting his daughter, the officer ran into the nearest police station and escaped from there, and since then nothing has been heard of him again.
He said that the officer that killed his daughter is called Mr Ojo, but he lamented that even after a year after the death of his daughter, Mr Ojo is still walking about freely, despite the promise of justice from the Inspector General of Police and the Commissioner of Police. He said since Jessica was killed he has not been happy, and that he wants justice to be done. He said that Jessica was a very nice girl who loved to help anyone she saw in need, and that is exactly what led to her death.
See photo of Ojo, the officer that killed Jessica:
Mr Ifeanyi Ojide asked why is it so difficult for the police force to bring the officer to book, and give justice to his late daughter.
Also speaking were Jessica’s siblings. They lamented how they miss their sister. One of her siblings, Samuel Ifeanyi Ojide, said that Jessica was the one that had been taking care of him since he was little, and that she was the one that was training him in school when she was alive. Now that she’s dead, I wonder what has become of the boy’s education now.
Below is another sibling of the late Jessica, Deborah Ifeanyi Ojide:
See photos of Jessica’s mother in tears when Jessica died:
Me Ifeanyi said that it is a good thing that the youths stood up to protest against SARS and police brutality, because too many young people have lost their lives to the excesses of some of those wayward officers.
It is very sad indeed, and what makes it sadder is the justice that has been denied Jessica’s family since her death. I know losing their daughter and sister is tough for the family, but getting them justice would have helped calm down some of the pains that the death of Jessica brought them. And I hope the Inspector General of Police will rise up to this and bring Ojo to book for the untimely death he brought on the young Jessica.
May her soul continue to rest in peace, and I hope that her death will never be in vain, and justice will be done soon.
Please drop some words of consolation for her family, and share the article so that others can see this too.
“Police Are Still Going To Kill More Nigerians, Better Stay Away From Danger”- Kemi Olunyolo Warns
Popular Nigerian investigative journalism Kemi Olunyolo went on Twitter to guarantee that police are still going to kill more Nigerians in November.
Accroding to Kemi Olunyolo The police inspector general has ordered the police to safeguard themselves.
<p class="has-drop-cap" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">She additionally advise that individuals should stay out of danger. She additionally advise that individuals should stay out of danger.
See her tweet below:
As indicated by reports from the Nigerian paper, “The Nation news paper”, the police inspector general, ordered the police to secure themselves in the event that they are attacked.
Considering this, it would be an error for any body to attack or assault a cop starting from now till further notice.
Nonetheless, Kemi Olunyolo neglected to see that the police day additionally included their misfortunes in the warmth of the protest and chaos that followed a week ago.
The police can’t start murdering Nigerians, unless the situation requires self defense operation.
A comment like what Kemi Olunyolo said can cause mayhem and panic.
We simply hope that the police will completely return to their posts and order returns in the society.
The Inspector General of Police started as Secondary School Teacher before Joining Nigerian Police Force.
Mohammed Abubakar Adamu
He is a Nigerian Police Officer who is currently the 20th Inspector General of Police of Nigeria.
He was appointed by President Muhammed Buhari in 15th January 2019, replacing Ibrahim Kpotun Idris (RTD) of Niger State.
Mohammed Adamu hails from Lafia, in Nasarawa State.
Before He was appointed as Inspector General of Police, he was an Assistant Inspector General of Police in Benin City, Edo State and was responsible for the overall management and Operations of the Nigeria Police Force Zone 5, Comprising Bayelsa, Delta and Edo State Police Commands.
Mohammed Abubakar Adamu was born on 17 September 1961 and enlisted into the Nigerian Police Force in 1986, after graduating from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria with a Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Geography. He also holds a Master’s degree in International Criminal Justice System from the University of Portsmouth, England
Between 1983 and 1984, Adamu had his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Wamba Nasarawa State and taught Geography at Government Teachers College, Wamba, Plateau State, during the one Year Service,then in 1984 to 1986, he was appointed as tutor and later promoted to Vice Principal at Government Day Secondary School,Gunduma, Keffi, Plateau State, but presently in Nasarawa State.
After sometime, he joined the Nigerian Police Force as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police in 1986, and trained at the Police College in Ikeja, Lagos State where he worked as the Divisional Crime and Administration Officer at the Mgbidi Police Station in Mgbidi, Imo State.
He served at many levels such as Officer in charge of General Investigation at the NPF Zone 6 Headquarters in Calabar.
Adamu also has extensive International experience, he worked at Interpol’s NCB in Lagos from 1989 to 1997. He was the first Nigerian to be Seconded to Interpol General Secretariat, Lyon in 1997 where he served as Specialized Officer in Economic and Financial Crime,Sub-diretorate from 1997 to 2002. He became the First back African to be appointed Assistant Director in charge of African Sub-diretorate from 2002 to 2005.
He was again the first African in the History of INTERPOL to served as Director when he was appointed director of NCB Services and Development from 2005 to 2007.
When he returned to Nigeria, he was appointed as Director in charge of Peacekeeping and Training at the Nigeria Police Headquarters, Abuja.
Between 2013 and 2015 he was appointed Deputy Commissioner of Police and Commissioner of Police in Enugu State Command.
He was also awarded as 2015 Best Commissioner of Police in Community Policing in Nigeria.
He was appointed as Acting Inspector General of Police on January 15, 2019 to replace Ibrahim Idris and He was later Confirmed by Muhammed Buhari on the 23rd of May 2019.
Do you think He should go back to Classroom and continue his teaching or Continue as Inspector General of Police?
Actress Lilian Afegbai and her mother, Carol Afegbai, are in the news for an alleged crime commited 7-years-ago.
Nigerians are calling for the arrest of CSP Carol Afegbai, the mother of Nollywood actress Lilian Afegbai, for allegedly killing Momodu Ibrahim, a student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) in May 2013.
Social media users are dragging the actress on Twitter, asking her to produce her mother, CSP Afegbai, who is said to have shot Ibrahim three times in the chest on board daylight, buried him and later exhumed his corpse.
It was gathered that in June 2013, the Edo Political Forum (EPF) had urged the then Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, to investigate the death of Ibrahim who was murdered “animalistically by CSP Carol Onyekachi Afegbai, the Divisional Police officer (DPO) of Ogida Police Station in Edo State”.
The body, in a petition signed by Emmy Uwangue, said the then Commissioner of Police (CP) alleged that the young man was an armed robber.
The EPF accused the Commissioner of “relying on the mendacious information that was given by the She-devil DPO who they also described as the first daughter of the devil (Carol Afegbai)”.
The petitioners quoted the CP as saying that the student was “a bus driver and that a cut-to-size gun was found on the young man after he was shot just about 100 meters from his family’s house where he resided before Afegbai killed him.”
They noted that that CSP Afegbai claimed having a nightmare the day before the incident in which she personally killed two armed robbers.
“Carol Afegbai led out a team on May 27 looking for two imaginary armed robbers to kill, saying that her dreams always come true.”
The forum decried that Momodu Ibrahim was hurriedly buried on May 28, 2013, without the consent of the family or any close relative.
“How can you kill an innocent boy and bury him, this is another Clifford Orji in Edo State as killer DPO Carol Onyekachi Afegbai,” the petition said.
EPF demanded that Afegbai be dismissed and be “tried for murder for killing innocent persons, and be investigated properly about the source of her stupendous wealth”.
Since then, the Police has not provide any update. Nothing has been heard or said about the case until yesterday when Nigerians opened a remembrance book, recalling how Lilian’s mother, Carol allegedly executed a citizen seven years ago.
Lilian Afegbai has strongly supported the #EndSARS movement but sadly her mum Carol Afegbai was a Police Officer who brutally killed Ibrahim Momoh in 2013.
Do we appreciate Lilian’s support? Yes
But we want her mother Carol to be charged & prosecuted. End of story
CSP CAROL ONYEKA AFEGBAI is responsible for the death and murder of Ibrahim Momodu, a final year student at the University of Benin 2013. @lillyafe thank you for the chicken republic you bought the protesters but we can refund you if that’s the price to speak the truth. #EndSARSpic.twitter.com/uY90bz65uS
That Lilian Afegbai mum’s matter, we must resurrect it. The student she killed was in SLT, life science faculty, Uniben. I remember my neighbors went to protest, shocked she got away Scot free. We need to tag the handles that can begin investigation, Ibrahim has to get justice.
Lily Afe’s mother killed and lied against an innocent person and she has the guts to be chatting shit about Lekki protest. She and her stupid friends have been bringing alcohol and weed to the protest.
If you read lily afe mother’s case, you will be very very angry!!! She killed and buried that boy ohhh, she exhumed the corpse set after shooting him on the chest three times!! That woman must be brought to justice🙏🏿
Madam Sulia Queen, There’s an allegation that your old wicked Mum, CSP Carol Onyekachi Afegbai, then DPO of ogida police station in Benin-city, extrajudicially killed a Uniben student in the year 2013 & hurriedly buried him in a shallow grave. #EndSARS#ReformTheNigeriaPolicehttps://t.co/KQzjIyxc6L
Majority of those on the streets today are like Lilian Afegbai…their parents are part of the reason we are here. However, this doesn’t stop the govt from doing the right thing with regards to the rot in the police force, I’m hoping her mum is caught and made to pay 4 her crimes https://t.co/MHkvS6a44L
https://t.co/hl40H46o9U this is the 7year old youtube video made by a passerby. Lily Afe’s mother killed the innocent guy in broad daylight! Check 2013 Sahara reporters news. They tweeted about it. She must be brought to book. SHE IS AN EPITOME OF POLICE BRUTALITY .
Early this week, the EndSars Protests in Surulere Lagos State turned bloody. About four persons were said to have lost their lives during the Protest. Among the fours persons that lost their lives, one of them was allegedly shot by the Police. Mr Okechukwu Ilohamauzu was driver, and he was not even involved in the Protest, he was just passing by when a stray bullet hit and injured him. Those that were around tried their best to see how they could save him, but in the end, they lost him.
The wife of Late Mr Ikechukwu, Ngozi Ikechukwu, had an interview with The Cable and expressed how she felt by the incident. She never thought that her Late husband, wasn’t going to to come back home that faithful day. The woman in the interview, Narrated how calm and peace loving her late husband was.
She said that, she and her late husband has been married for over 11 years now. According to her, she said that her husband loves her so much and they both earn little to support themselves. They don’t have much, but they try their best to manage the little that they have. She further went on to say that, her joy has been taken from her, and who will help her now? One thing that she pleaded for was that, those who were guilty of Killing her husband should not be allowed to go free.
You can just imagine the pains, the poor widow will be going through. If anyone would have told her that her husband won’t be alive today, she wouldn’t have believed it. I just hope the right authorities look into her case and give the poor widow the Justice that she wants. At least that can help her find a little Peace.
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And also, if they Nigerians the government supports her financially, that will also help, even though money can not replace life.
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Recall that on Sunday 11, the Inspector General of Police, Muhammad Adamu, announced the dissolution of the SARS and announced that they are to report to the Forces Hq in Abuja.
At Midnight, Officers Broke Into Houses in Surulere, Ojuelegba, Yaba, Somolu, & Pedro, Arrest Youths
Last night, immediately Twitter was shut down for about an hour, a video surfaced on WhatsApp status of a lady. She saw Officers arresting youths and quickly made a video available to friends who later shared it on other social media platforms.The lady said she stays around Pedro area of Lagos State.
While making the video, the Officers noticed and they rushed towards her door, banged it very hard but they couldn’t make to open it up. The lady however confirmed that she was save afterwards:
Some minutes after the lady’s part of the story, another lady took to messaging on WhatsApp that she actually saw Officers and their vans in her street. According to her, the Officers were arresting people, putting them in their vans, beating and torturing them. The lady said the Officers broke into houses in Surulere, Ojuelegba, Yaba and Somolu areas of Lagos State.
Below are more pictures that are related to the reports given above:
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That’s all for now. People, don’t you all think it’s becoming unbecoming? Why should Officers just break into houses in the middle of the night? What could be their demands for torturing people while at their personal residences.
The 36 state governors under the aegis of Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) have called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Adamu Mohammed Adamu to put on hold the creation of Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team and embark on wider consultation with Nigerians.
The resolution was contained in the communiqué issued after the meeting held with the IGP at the end of the NGF’s 19th teleconference meeting chaired by its chairman, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State.
The governors who endorsed the ongoing plan to carry out far-reaching reforms geared towards greater effectiveness, accountability and transparency, however, described the creation of SWAT as ill-timed.
To this end, they urged the IGP to immediately convene a meeting of all stakeholders and agree on a format of engagement with all state officials in order to address concerns, adding that the state leadership should meet simultaneously nationwide, to address matters arising.
The communiqué read: “We, members of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), at our meeting held today, 14th October 2020, deliberated on a number of issues affecting the country particularly the nationwide protests, riots and demonstrations against the activities of officials of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and the Nigerian Police.
“The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Adamu Mohammed Adamu, briefed the Forum on protests against SARS which technically started since 2017. This would be the first time that the government is disbanding the unit.
“Following its dissolution, a new, strictly intelligence-driven Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team, will be constituted to carry out tactical operations across the 36 states of the Federation and the FCT.
“The IGP informed the Forum that after a psychological and medical evaluation, SWAT Officers will be trained and posted to all State Commands – about 50 per state, where they will operate only on intelligence-driven operation.More in Home
“They will not take part in routine operations but will operate specifically on intelligence after which they will return to their Commands.
“The IGP assured governors that he will leverage the provisions of the new Police Act 2020 to carry out extensive reforms within the Police and he pledged for the support, understanding and guidance of governors to embark on the new reforms.
“In response, the Forum acknowledged the concerns of many Nigerians especially youths that have been affected by the excesses of some officials of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and the Nigeria Police.
“This notwithstanding, Forum members noted the efforts of officials of FSARS in their states, as they have greatly assisted in containing the increasing spate of kidnapping, armed robbery, cattle rustling, and other high-end crimes particularly in the Northern states, where containing these criminal activities would have otherwise been very challenging.
“Members, therefore, expressed concern about the sweeping decision to scrap F-SARS even while acknowledging the need to address its excesses.
“After deliberation and extensive discussions, the governors were unanimous in their support for the IGP and endorsed his plan to carry out far-reaching reforms geared towards greater effectiveness, accountability and transparency.
“Members called for increased regularity in the meetings of the Nigeria Police Council in order for it to effectively carry out its regulatory and supervisory roles as contained in the Nigerian Constitution.
“On the IGP’s plan to create SWAT, governors stated that even though the effort might be necessary and in good faith, they argued that the timing is inauspicious as the mood of the nation negates it and may understandably be misinterpreted as a surreptitious move to dress F-SARS in another garb.
“Governors agreed that there was the need for greater consultation with the public before any decision is taken.
“Governors advised the IGP to immediately convene a meeting of all stakeholders and agree on a format of engagement with all state officials in order to address concerns; and that state leadership should meet simultaneously nationwide, to address matters arising.
“Governors emphasized that reforms must include the training and retraining of operatives on the rules of engagement with the general public.
“Policing in Nigeria must ensure freedom for all Nigerians to carry out their lawful and legitimate businesses anywhere in the country without fear of harassment, intimidation or molestation.
“Governors advised that throughout the reform process, the room for consultation may include sessions and direct feedback from the public, stressing that there is no single solution that applies to all the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.
“Governors were unequivocal that all police officers who participated in the abuse or actions that might have led to injury or the death of innocent citizens must be fished out and brought to book while other Nigerians who have been adversely affected by police brutality or other actions that were injurious to them or their loved ones, should be compensated.
“Each state is to set up a panel for compensation to all victims and see to it that the necessary compensation is made to those who deserve them. This must be systematically done to ensure that nobody who deserves to be compensated, is left out.
“The forum directed its secretariat to work with the police authority to develop a framework for setting up a panel of enquiry across all states to determine claims and compensation.
“Governors are aware that some states have already started engaging protesters and urged all states that have not commenced the same to invite all stakeholders in the matter to resolve these issues.
“Members also recommended that the IGP, the Police Service Commission and the Nigeria Police Council should immediately review the Remuneration and Emoluments of police officers and explore ways to fund this in order to incentivize and motivate police officers who have pledged themselves in service of the country.
“Governors enjoined the IGP to be ready to forge stronger partnerships with state governments and the civil society to improve civil relations between the Nigerian Police and the Nigerian Public.
“Members also agreed that the concerns of the public went beyond a need for Police/FSARS reforms and included a demand for better governance.
“They noted the need to engage, consult the public and take decisions that address the underpinning issues leading to the protests.
“Members noted that some states had already started the process of engaging protesters and urged all states to engage all stakeholders for a collectively agreed resolution.
“Finally, members praised Mr. President who has acknowledged that the protests and demonstrations reflect genuine concerns of many Nigerians and urged for a speedy implementation of all the agreed points,” the communiqué read.