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Ambode Presents Helicopters, Gunboats, Vehicles To Police To Improve Security In Lagos


Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, Friday, handed over series of security equipment and vehicles to the State Police Command and the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), charging them to ensure that the equipment are deployed effectively to tackle criminal activities in the state. Over 100 4-Door Salon Cars, 55 Ford Ranger ... Read More »

Police Need N12.7bn To Fight Insurgency, Rebuild Stations

Solomon Arase

The Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, has said that the Nigeria police need at least N12.7 billion to fight insurgency and rebuild the 56 stations, formations and facilities destroyed by the Boko Haram in the Northeast. Arase said this during an interactive session with the Haliru Jika-led House Committee on ... Read More »

Shock As Businessman Slits Own Throat In Kano


A 65-year-old man, Ado Maisumunti, has stabbed himself to death with a knife in Kano. A witness told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday that the incident happened around 8.30 a.m. at Sheka quarters in Kano metropolis. According to witness, the deceased was sighted using a sharp knife to ... Read More »

Arresting And Prosecuting Criminals Effectively Will Discourage Crime – Police


Assistant Inspector General of Police, Bala Hassan, who is in charge of Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, says that certainty of arrest and prosecution of criminals in the country would discourage the perpetrators. Speaking on Monday in Lagos while speaking on the arrest of some armed robbers and measures put ... Read More »

Soldiers Kill Civilian, Shoots Police, Injures Another In Lagos

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Soldiers attached to the Ojo Cantonment of the Nigerian Army, Thursday shot a policeman attached to the FESTAC Police Division and a civilian. The soldiers were part of the troops that were deployed to the 7th Avenue area of FESTAC Town to stop the notorious pipeline vandals who had been ... Read More »

Arase To Policemen: Shoot A Civilian, Go To Jail


It is not unusual to hear news of gunhappy policemen killing civilians but this is about to stop as the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Solomon Arase, on Thursday, warned police officers to exercise high sense of caution in handling guns while dealing with unarmed civilians. Speaking in Abeokuta while addressing ... Read More »

GRAPHIC PHOTO: Security Guard Kills Boss To Raise Money For Christmas


The Imo State Police command yesterday paraded a 30-year old security man, David Kwaguru, who murdered his boss, Mr. Innocent Ndukwe, in cold blood along with two of his accomplices, Friday Awuba and Francis Amos. They were arrested at Egbu in Owerri by police detectives. The victim, a final year student ... Read More »

Police Kill 7 Suspected Kidnappers, Recover 15 Vehicles, Assorted Arms, Ammunition In Rivers


The Rivers State Police Command has announced that seven suspected kidnappers and three suspected armed robbers have been killed in confrontations with the police in parts of the state in the last three weeks. The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Musa Kimo, who announced this while parading some suspects before members ... Read More »

70-Year-Old Woman Arrested In Connection With Storage Of N60m Indian Hemp In Kano

commissioner of Police-Muhammed Musa Katsina

The Kano State Police Command has made “the biggest seizure of hard drugs in recent times”, involving over 23,000 kilograms of Indian hemp valued at N60 million, the state police commissioner, Muhammad Musa Katsina has disclosed. The police boss said the consignment was stocked in two local shops at Ja’en ... Read More »

Police Increase Presence On Lagos Roads To Reduce Traffic Robberies

Lagos-Commissioner of Police-Fatai Owoseni-Akinwunmi Ambode

Amid the hue and cry of the residents of Lagos State over the increasing spate of crime, especially gridlock robberies, the Police have increased their patrols on major roads to curb the menace. It is known that the criminals who rob motorists and commuters in traffic jams are most times ... Read More »

Four-man Gang With Explosive Devices Nabbed By Police In Ogun


Four members of a gang have been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command with explosive devices and cables in Ayepe town of the state. The gang members were said to have traveled all the way from Delta State to Ogun to meet their ring leader for an operation. Parading ... Read More »

Police To Ensure Prosecution Of ‘Violence Against Persons Act’ Offenders


The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, says with the passage of ‘Violence Against Persons Act’ by the National Assembly, the Nigeria Police will carry out full implementation of the Act with a view to ensure that offenders are appropriately prosecuted. Speaking on Wednesday in his office at the Force Headquarters, while playing host to officials of the ... Read More »

Police Parade 3 Fulani, 1 LAUTECH Student, Others For Robbery


The Oyo State Police command, yesterday, paraded three Fulani men, alongside other suspects, for armed robbery. The suspects (names withheld) were alleged to have been involved in series of robbery operations at Ajebamidele-Atogun road in Oyo State, Vanguard reports. Oyo State Police Commissioner, Mr. Leye Oyebade, also paraded a male ... Read More »

‘The Devil Came Over Me’, Says Karu Pastor Who defiled Minor During Deliverance


The Nasarawa State Police command on Monday paraded a 46 year-old pastor, Ifeanyi Bernard, for allegedly having carnal knowledge of a 13-year-old girl in the Karu Local Government Area of the state. According to police authorities, the alleged offence took place on November 3 when the Pastor Bernard was performing ... Read More »

Northern Youths Beg Buhari Not To Sack Arase


A group of Northern youths under the aegis of North-East Youth Peace Development Empowerment Initiative (NYPDEI) has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari not to sack the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Solomon Arase, considering his excellent performance in office since April this year. The National President, NYPDEI, Alhaji Kyari Abubakar ... Read More »

Police Use Teargas To Disperse Pro-Biafra Agitators In Asaba


The Police in Delta on Friday used teargas to disperse dozens of pro-Biafra agitators who staged a protest in Asaba. The protesters said they were in solidarity with the Indigenous People of Biafra. Some members of the group were arrested for blocking the Asaba-Benin expressway. They chanted songs calling for ... Read More »

Strategies Aimed At Ending Traffic Robbery Are Working – Lagos Police


The Lagos State Police Command on Wednesday said its strategies towards combating traffic robbery in the state have started yielding results.   According to a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Police Command, DSP Joe Offor, the Force said it recently arrested some perpetrators of the act. ... Read More »

Lagos Police Warns Public Against Undermining Efforts To Battle Crime, Parades Three Suspects For Obstructing Policemen

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The Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday issued a stern warning to the general public to desist from acts capable of thwarting its efforts towards battling crime in the state. The command issued the warning via its official Twitter handle, @PoliceNG_lagos, while reacting to an incident which occurred on Sunday ... Read More »

Ambode Appoints Olakpe As New LASTMA Boss


Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday approved the appointment of a retired Assistant Inspector General of Police, Mr. Christian Akioja Olakpe as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA). According to a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. ... Read More »

Crime: Ambode Urges Police In Lagos To Restrategize

Lagos-Commissioner of Police-Fatai Owoseni-Akinwunmi Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has urged the State Police Command to step up their surveillance in the state and come up with new strategies to tackle the wave of criminal activities in the state. Speaking on Saturday, at the closing session of a 4-day Leadership Retreat for the State ... Read More »