President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly appointed Zanna Mohammed Ibrahim, an Assistant Inspector-General as the acting Inspector General of Police; effectively dashing the hopes of the South East which had agitated for the region to produce the next IGP.
AIG Ibrahim, the alleged new appointee, hails from Borno State.
However, 1st News reports that the appointment is yet to be confirmed by the Presidency.
Nevertheless, feelers indicate that the development has already began to spark celebrations among sections of the Police Force. Meanwhile, the appointment of AIG Ibrahim by President Buhari comes in the wake of the retirement of Adamu Mohammed Abubakar; the erstwhile IGP.
Zanna Ibrahim, an indigene of Borno State, was born on November, 26, 1962. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies; both from the University of Jos, Plateau State. He was enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force, on 15th March, 1988.
On successful completion of training at the Nigeria Police Academy Annex, Kaduna; he was posted to the Borno State Police Command, where he had a one-year compulsory attachment at Biu Divisional Police Headquarters. Also, he later served in various Commands and Police formations across the country.
Equally important, the acting IGP was appointed Zamfara State Commissioner of Police on 2019.
Until his appointment, AIG Ibrahim was the Commandant of the Police Academy, Kano State.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has called on critics complaining about the purported worsening security situation in the country to end the needless emotion.
He challenged them to come up with facts and figures to buttress their claims, adding that the security situation had rather improved compared to when the administration came to power in 2015.
The minister said this when he featured on “Politics Nationwide”,a Radio Nigeria programme on Tuesday, February 2, in Abuja.
The incident that happened at a place known as Oshodi in Lagos state this morning is a clear indication that the Nigerian Police Force have not learn any lesson from the EndSARS saga which claimed the lives of many people across Nigeria.
The EndSARS protest staged by youth was channeled at calling the attention of the government to the incessant cases of Brutality, harassment and killings of unarmed Nigerians on a daily basis.
An example is the case of a mother and her child who were hit by Police vehicle in delta state last week while chasing suspected internet Fraudster.
Despite Banning SARS, a video has been going viral which showing youths confronting police officers over the death of a man in Oshodi, Lagos state.
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The video after being studied saw a man in blue short jean lifeless in a car while some youths were heard yelling at Policemen over the way the man was killed.
The youths numbering about 7 at the scene of the incident were seen in distress and worried confronting the police saying that the man they just killed was an innocent man who left his home this morning to his place of work.
Infact, one of the female youth who was furious was heard saying that why would they call him a criminal when he is not but the Policemen seen didn’t utter a word.
However, in a new twist to the story, the cousin to the victim with the handle @datoshodiboi came out to reveal what really happened that led to his cousins death this morning.
The man took to twitter to explain the fact that eyewitnesses at the event narrate that the police didn’t shoot him as people are insinuating. He said people at the scene revealed he was knocked down from behind by Lagos state Police task force vehicle at Oshodi while they were chasing a Danfo bus around 5:30 to 6am this morning and died on the spot.
Adewale who was obviously sad over what happened said his cousin is a bricklayer and breadwinner of the family but became a victim of the sad occurrence while he was on his way to a site for his daily work.
Despite all the calls from different stakeholders, the fight against Gender Based Violence doesn’t seem to be coming to an end any time soon, our women and children keeps getting murdered day in day out, we are just not winning this battle.
A 41 year old police officer has been brutally murdered, her lifeless body was found hanging from a roof at her own home, her hands were tied behind to show that she didn’t commit suicide.
According to Keep The Energy’s Facebook page, a man who is suppose to be the one protecting her is alleged to be the one who has carried out these evils acts.
“Noxolo Nancy Mesilane, a 41 year old police station branch officer from Umtata, Eastern Cape was found murdered on Friday, 15th of January. Noxolo was found hanging from a roof of a home, with her hands tied behind her back. It is alleged that she was murdered by her partner,” Keep The Energy reports.
The police authorities in Lagos on Saturday raided a nightclub and arrested many fun-seekers in the state in a bid to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The operation was carried out by the Commissioner of Police in the state, Hakeem Odumosu.
A total of 237 culprits were arrested and moved to the State Force Headquarters at Ikeja.
Eighty-five of the suspects were arrested at the Lounge 38 in Bode Thomas Street, Surulere and 152 others at Club Victoria in Victoria Island.
Six people were also apprehended for allegedly violating the midnight to 4 am curfew in the state.
The suspects were later paraded today by the police who vowed to charge them to court soon.
Despite series of warnings by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and health authorities against gatherings beyond approved numbers, many Nigerians have continued to defy the order.
The result has been an exponential spike in the number of COVID-19 infections across the country, with Lagos remaining the epicentre of the pandemic in the country, recording its highest number of infections of 807 on Thursday.
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COVID-19: Police raid night clubs, arrest 71 for violating protocols in Lagos
Operatives of the Lagos State police command have arrested seventy-one persons for violating Covid-19 protocol at Lekki and Surulere areas of the state respectively.
The suspects were arrested during the raiding of Folix Club, Lekki and Bench Bar, Adeniran Ogunsanya, Surulere, area of Lagos.
Prior to the arrest, the Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, had instructed the Taskforce, DPOs, and other operational units in the command to go after the recalcitrant and deviant individuals who might want to violate the orders and bring them to book.
Confirming the arrest, the spokesperson Lagos state police command SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said that the clubs raided the Taskforce included Folix Club, Lekki and Bench Bar, Adeniran Ogunsanya, Surulere, Lagos State.
According to him, “the Taskforce impounded eleven vehicles for violating the 12 midnight to 4 am curfew and two vehicles for driving against the traffic(one way) on the same date”.
Meanwhile the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu has ordered for the immediate trial of the suspects and necessary sanctions for the owners of the impounded vehicles.
Odumosu further directed that officers and men of the command must intensify efforts on total compliance with the COVID-19 guidelines and protocols as rolled out by the Presidential Taskforce and the Lagos State Government.
The end of the year is always full of mysterious things so many things will keep up uncovering, the Nigerian Police force are on their toes to make sure the level of killings, Robbery and kidnapping in country are reduced and finished totally.
A very shocking confession was made by this men after series of interrogations by the police.
The Nigerian Police force Lagos state command arrested notorious kidnappers who has been terrorising the state and making citizens live in fear, the where arrested after series of intelligence report was given about them and where the hide.
The men confessed of how church pastors in Nigeria pays them to supply human heads which the use for their yearly sacrifice.
The five gang members refused to mention the names of these pastors but according to them the said that so many prominent pastors in all the state in Nigeria pays them to supply human parts for sacrifice that’s why the Kidnap people
The notorious kidnappers after series of interrogations said the have been into the business for years and end of the year like this is always when the make most of their millions because different church pastors will be calling them to supply human parts which the use for their yearly sacrifice.
After their confession the describe all the pastors who pay them to commit this crime as very diabolic and fake pastors who claim to be God’s servant. They also adviced people to be careful of the people the call their pastors and the church the attain because so many of these pastors are Ocultic.
The state police relation officer promised to look serious into the case and make more investigations before the will be charge to court and he also advised people to be very very careful of where the go in the name of looking for miracles.
The Abia State Police Command, yesterday, paraded five (5) suspected child kidnappers in Aba, Abịa State. The suspects who were arrested at various locations for child kidnapping include Ekene Duru (31), Chinonso Sylvanus (17), Ngọzi Ukpabi, Rose Okoro (45) and Chidi Okoro.
In a statement made available to ABNTV, the Abia State Commissioner of Police, CP, Janet Agbede who was represented by Mr Geoffrey Ogbonna, the Public Relations Officer of the State Command said the command swung into action following complaints made by Mrs Happiness Monday and Mrs Ikechukwu Rejoice about their missing children on the 28th of August 2020.
Confessing to the crime, the duo of Chinonso Sylvanus and Ekene Duru said that they specialize in kidnapping children from the Umuochiala axis of Aba to other cities where they have buyers.
17 year-old Chinonso said it was Ekene Duru that lured him into stealing their neighbour’s toddler. This is the latest operation that exposed them – kidnapping a toddler from a woman who runs a hairdressing saloon. Chinonso who knows the woman too well banked on the closeness and kidnapped the baby.
Chinonso from Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State with his Ekene from Mbano in Imo State said they used eggs and biscuits to lure the children.
The suspects will soon be charged to Court where they will face they full wrath of the law.
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Mr Chidi Okoro
Mrs Rose Okoro
The five suspects
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For the general wellbeing and safety of your children, please dear Nigerians, look after your kids well because the days are evil. Be wary of who you entrust your kids to take care of. This yuletide season brings with it so many pangs and sorrows of which child kidnapping is prominent. Once again, be careful.
That was his greatest undoing as he was later caught by the men of RSS in Owerri where he was hiding.
AKCT tracked the gang from Calabar to Uyo where they were apprehended after robbing their victim before taking his car.
Three members of a notorious robbery gang that specializes in snatching cars have been apprehended by the Cross River State Police Command.
The suspects were arrested in Uyo, Akwa Ibom by the Anti Kidnapping/Cultism Team, AKCT. The suspects had confessed that they snatched cars in Calabar and sell them in Uyo. The cars stolen in Uyo are sold in Calabar. Read about their arrest Here
AKCT tracked the gang from Calabar to Uyo where they were apprehended after robbing their victim before taking his car.
Investigation revealed that they had already put up the car which is currently being sold between N7.5 to M8 million naira for sale at just N1 million naira at a car stand in Uyo, before the crack team apprehended them.
Speaking with newsmen on Tuesday, December 8, in Calabar, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Abdulkadir Jimoh, who paraded the suspects said the police was determined to rid the state of all forms of crime and criminality.
“In line with our open door policy at it concerns information sharing by giving the people feed back as well as carrying the people of Cross River State along in our progress and achievement ,we have just apprehended a notorious robbery gang who specializes in robbing filling stations and snatching cars,” said the police boss.”After robbing their victim in Calabar, they took his 2018 Toyota Corolla which cost over 8 million to a car stand at Uyo without knowing that we were tracking them. They were intercepted at about 12: 00 midnight on Tuesday in synergy with our people in Akwa Ibom. We arrested them and brought them back to Calabar and they all confessed to the crime and will be charged to Court immediately investigation is concluded.” he added.
One of the suspects, 28-year-old Francis Archbong said he didn’t know the value of the car that was why they wanted to sell the car for 1 million naira.
“I used to be a carpenter before going into driving but I didn’t know the value of the car but we needed cash urgently. I used to be a carpenter but I became driver to make quick cash. The car was handed over to me by Etete so I drove it to Akwa Ibom to sell it there but to tell you the truth I didn’t know the car is up to 8 million naira. If I knew I won’t place it at 1 million naira.” he said.
Other suspects arrested including cultists are Etim James Etim, 35, Peter, 32, China justice, 44 and Obaseoyi Ibor, 38.
A retired police officer, Fabian Ogbu, in whose home three children were discovered dead at Itchi, in Igbo-Eze South Local Government Area of Enugu State, has explained how the confession of the only survivor saved him from what would have been a mother-of-all crimes.
The remains of Chibugo Eze, Ebuka Ene (four years), and another four-year-old Chinyere Eze, who accompanied a 12-year-old Mmasichukwu Ugwuoke, to fetch water at a commercial borehole owned by the retired police officer, were found in a Toyota Camry parked in the officer’s compound on Monday, November 23, 2020.
Among the four children who went in search of water with Mmasichukwu, only Kingsley Eze, returned home alive.
He further explained that his entire household were not at home when the incident took place as they left at about 8am for Sunday service at a Deeper Life Bible Church in the community, adding that some villagers who knew he wouldn’t be at home when Mmasichukwu and the four other children were heading for his house at about 9 am on that day, warned them to go back but they insisted that they would wait until they returned from their Sunday service.
Explaining how he was vindicated, he said “we returned from church at about 1pm and met the mother of one the deceased. She told me that she was looking for her child who came to fetch water with other children in my borehole. Pointing at a wheelbarrow with two rubber cans, she told me that they were the ones who brought it to fetch water at about 9 am. I asked her to fetch water and return home because I thought that the children abandoned their task and were playing somewhere. However, when the children didn’t return, she came back and demanded explanation of their whereabouts from me.
“It was at that point that we started searching for the children. We ransacked everywhere, engaging the services of local security guards. We extended our search to border villages of Unadu and Nkalagu Obukpa. We searched till night fall without success.
“The people who gathered in my compound were more than 300. Some went to the extent of using kola nut to cast aspersions on whoever was holding the children captive. This continued until the following Monday morning when another villager came to fetch water and heard someone calling her name. We traced the voice and found the children in my car. To our greatest surprise, three of them were already dead.
“We started interrogating Mmasichukwu who narrated how the children died. She told us how they died in anguish and how she ordered them to lie on the floor of the car whenever anybody got close to them.
After removing their dead bodies, I reported the matter to our traditional ruler before going to the police where I was detained behind the counter.
“At first, Mmasichukwu told us that three hooded men wearing red clothes locked them up in my car but when the DPO of Igbo-Eze South police division and the local government chairman, Peter Andy Omeje were about to transfer the case to the Commissioner of Police in Enugu, she recanted her statement, saying that she was the one who locked them there.
“The DPO insisted that the matter must be taken to the Criminal Investigation Department, CID, Enugu. It was there that she repeated that she was the one who took them in the car to play. At that juncture, the police asked the parents of those children their intentions about the case and they declared that they wanted to claim the remains of their children for burial. So, acting on the strength of that confessional statement, the police freed me at Enugu.
“However, our traditional ruler insisted that I must pay the hospital and mortuary bills which amounted to about N125,000.
“Mmasichukwu is possessed by some unclean spirits. It is a known fact in this vicinity as no school accepted her for admission because she might initiate other pupils into her confraternity. The parents have been taking her to prayer houses for exorcism.”
Her uncle, John Eze, whose four-year old daughter, Chinyere Eze, died in the incident explained that she had been making contradictory statements which had left them confused as to what caused the tragedy.
“At first Mmasichukwu told us that hoodlums locked them in the car and ran away. At other time, she said she was the one who locked them there. She also said that she is possessed, that some members of her confraternity forced her to do what she did. We are confused because we don’t know which of her statements to take.
“I believe she is into witchcraft. No hoodlum would have locked them in that car, they would have taken them away instead. No part of the deceased was equally severed to suggest that any form of ritual practice was performed on them.
“Some irate members of the community wanted to kill her but we stopped them because we want to take her to prayer houses for exorcism,” he said.
It was gathered that the five children were members of an extended family who gathered at Nkalagu Obukpa during the burial of a relative and were asked to go in search of water for domestic chores.