EFCC recovers $153m, 80 houses from Diezani Madueke

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has so far recovered  $153m (N58b)from former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke.   The chairman of the commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, made the disclosure in the April edition of the EFCC magazine, EFCC Alert, The Nation reported. The EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, disclosed that Alison-Madueke would soon be repatriated. He said several cases surround the one-time minister, who has been living in the United Kingdom (UK) since 2014. According to the anti-graft agency boss, $153 million and 80 properties have so far being seized from…

SOUTH-EAST SECURITY: IGP redeploys CP Abutu Yaro to Imo Command, 5 other CPs affected

The Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Usman Alkali Baba has ordered the posting of CP Abutu Yaro to Imo State as the new Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of the State. The posting of the new CP was in furtherance of efforts by the Police leadership towards strengthening security, tackling violent crimes and enhancing optimal coordination of policing operations within the State. CP Abutu Yaro, a fellow of the National Defence College and the immediate-past Commissioner of Police, Zamfara State Command, is an operationally-minded Cop. By this new development, Abutu…

JUST IN: Kogi Commissioner shot dead on Ilorin–Kabba road

The Commissioner for Pension Board in Kogi State, Hon Adebayo Solomon has been shot dead by gunmen. The Gunmen killed the Pension Board Commissioner, police authorities confirmed to Channels Television on Sunday. It was gathered that the commissioner, Honourable Adebayo Solomon was killed on Saturday, while the Chairman of Yagba East Local Government, Pius Kolawole and some others were kidnapped. The slain commissioner was said to be travelling from Ilorin to Kabba when his vehicle was said to have been shot at Eruku village a few kilometres to Egbe the…

Police intercept 753 GPMG ammunition in Abakaliki .….   Recover 2 AK47 Rifles, 5 Pump Action Guns, 6 Pistols, others, from  Bank Robbers

The operatives of the Nigeria Police Force attached to the Ebonyi State Police Command have intercepted 753 live ammunition of General-Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) concealed in a sac being transported in a commercial vehicle from Abakaliki, Ebonyi State to Umuahia in Abia State. The intelligence-driven covert operation, which led to the interception and recovery of the deadly ammunition, was part of efforts by the Force to identify and crack down on criminal networks and supply chains for weapons and ammunition in and around the country. Comprehensive investigations aimed at bringing…

Insecurity: Bello commends Vigilantees for repelling kidnappers

Gang of notorious kidnappers operating in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State on Sunday met their waterloo when the Joint Taskforce of Neighborhood watch, vigilantes, hunters and other security agents repelled the kidnappers leading to the death of the gang members and release of three captives. The kidnappers by names; Monday Mimiko alias Aneni the law and Abu Billi alias Don German died during the crossfire with the security personnel while two others escaped with gunshot wounds. The security team also freed 3 persons kidnapped by the gang during…

Lagos Govt detects lies in viral amputee hawker’s claims, hands her over to police 

Claims by Mary Daniel, the Oshodi amputee hawker that she lost a leg in an accident that killed all passengers, including her parents when she was a teenager, have been discovered as false, The Nation learnt on Wednesday evening. Daniel became a sensation weeks ago after pictures of her selling water at Oshodi emerged on social media and attracted sympathy from Nigerians across the world. Daniel, in an interview, claimed she was an orphan with a baby and an aged grandmother to fend for. She narrated how life dealt her…

Police arrest Popular Actor for defiling minor 

A popular Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James aka Baba Ijesha, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police for allegedly defiling a minor.   The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Lagos State Police Command, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi,in a statement disclosed this on Thursday, 22 April, 2021 He noted that the 48-year-old actor was arrested after a defilement case was reported by Princess Adekola Adekanye at Sabo Police Station on April 19. According to Adejobi, “a case of defilement was reported on Monday, 19 April, 2021 by one Princess Adekola Adekanya, female…

NATIONAL SECURITY: IGP unveils new policing vision ,crime fighting strategies

The Inspector-General of Police, Ag. IGP Usman Alkali Baba has unveiled a new policing vision and crime fighting strategies for the Nigeria Police Force. The IGP made the new operational protocols public, Thursday, 15th April, 2021, during the inaugural conference with Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police, Commissioners of Police and other Heads of Police Formations in the country, at the Force Headquarters, Abuja. The highlights of the new policing vision included; deploying cutting-edge policing technology and integrating intelligence-led policing practices to core policing functions, with a view to strengthening police…

Niger Govt restricts movements of motorcycles, tricycles 

Concerned about the recent killings of security agents by gunmen on motor cycles, the Niger state government has announced the restriction of the use of motor cycles in Minna and its environs between 7 a.m and 7 p.m   The restriction order was contained in a statement made available to Channels Television in Minna by the state commissioner of information and strategy, Alhaji Abudulami Danlami. The restriction of the motorcycle, popularly known as Okada will be “till further notice” the government warned. According to the statement, “the restriction is part…

IGP meets AIGs, CPs, other Strategic Commanders in South-South ,South-Eastern States 

The Inspector-General of Police, Ag. IGP Usman Alkali Baba has met with Police Strategic Commanders – Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police, Commissioners of Police and Deputy Commissioners of Police (Operations) – in the South-South and South-Eastern States of the country. The meeting, which held at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, Friday, 9th April, 2021, was part of efforts by the new Police leadership to critically diagnose the security threats in the region and evolve new policing strategies and responses towards tackling the threats.   The IGP, while noting that the South-East…