Gbajabiamila assures of key reforms in Nigeria Police

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has reiterated the resolve of the House of Representatives to ensure that key reforms are institutionalised within the Nigerian Police Force (NPF). The Speaker also recalled that the House had on Wednesday last week urged the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, to produce an immediate plan for the identification and compensation for victims of police brutality in the country. Gbajabiamila said this when he received a delegation led by popular Nigerian singer, David Adeleke (Davido), who came on…

Lawan urges Police to arrest, prosecute security personnel involved in extrajudicial killings  

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that personnel of security agencies involved in the killing of innocent Nigerian citizens must be made to face the full weight of the law. Lawan stated this against the backdrop of a motion considered on Wednesday on the “need to check the culture of arbitrariness and brutality of Security Operatives to Nigerians.” Accordingly, the Senate during plenary mandated its Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters to investigate human rights abuses by Nigerian Security agencies. The upper chamber, while urging the…

Oyo Speaker, Ogundoyin lauds Police for rearresting serial killer, Sunday Sodipe

In view of the recent re-arrest of the prime suspect in Akinyele Local Serial killing, Sunday Sodipe, the Speaker Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin has commended the Oyo State Police Command for its all round surveillance and search which led to the capture of the fleeing suspect. The Speaker while reacting to the news of the re-arrest of the 19year old suspect, said that the Nigerian Police had put the minds of millions of residents of the state particularly Akinyele Local Government at rest. Hon Ogundoyin said…

Presidency sends EFCC zonal heads, others back to police

The Presidency has ordered some zonal heads and sectional heads in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) who are police officers to return to the police headquarters. The latest development, Nigerian Tribune learnt, is part of ongoing clean-up at the anti-corruption commission, following the suspension of its acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu, in the wake of an ongoing investigation of the commission under his watch. Mohammed Umar Abba, who was the Director of Operations in the commission, has since been named as Magu’s replacement. The clean-up also saw 12 top…

COVID-19: China General Chamber of Commerce donates PPEs to Nigeria Police

The Nigeria Police Force has received Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs) from the China General Chamber of Commerce in Nigeria, today, 25th June, 2020, at the Force Headquarters, Abuja. The donation of the PPEs was in recognition of the critical roles of the Nigeria Police Force in the ongoing efforts at curtailing and containing the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria. While receiving the PPEs, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu,who was represented by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, thanked the China General Chamber of Commerce in Nigeria for the…

Why we are at APC National secretariat – Police ​

Nigeria Police Force has said that the  deployment of its personnel to APC National Secretariat was a proactive move by the Force to maintain peace and ensure there is no breakdown of law and order at the Secretariat. Personnel of the Nigeria Police Force were deployed to the National Secretariat of the All Progressive Congress, located at Blantyre Crescent, Wuse II, Abuja.   Police statec that the presence of police personnel at the Secretariat was not to seal-up the Complex as has been reported in some quarters but rather to…

Oyo First Lady calls for integrated action against sexual violence …urges police to expand forensic protocols against crime

Wife of the Oyo State Governor, Engr. Tamunominini Makinde, on Thursday, declared that the state government would harmonise all efforts to ensure that justice is served to all victims of sexual violence in the state. Mrs. Makinde, who gave this position in a statement commemorating the June 19 International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, reassured residents of the state of the government’s determination to “activate integrated action by the police, the judiciary, as well as communal responsibility to ensure justice for victims and protection for the…

Rape,other sexual offences, A global menace says IGP  …As Police, NAPTIP, NHRC Unite Against Rape and Gender-Based Violence In Nigeria

 The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, has called for improved partnership, strategy and joint operations by the Police and other relevant stakeholders to stage a common front against rape, child molestation, trafficking in person and other sexual-based violence in the country. The IGP stated this, today, 11th June, 2020 at the Force Headquarters, Abuja during a tripartite meeting held between the Police Chief and the Heads of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) – Dame Julie Okah…

OPAN hails judgement against Police over detention Of Online Journalists

The Online Publishers Association of Nigeria (OPAN) has applauded the Judiciary for the award of 15 million naira damages against the Nigeria Police for the arrest and detention of Daniel and Timothy Elombah in January 2018. The Police had arrested and detained the online journalists and particularly detained Tim Elombah from 05:00am of January 1 to around 03.00pm of January 25, 2018, on the instruction of the former Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris Kpotum. The Elombah brothers thereafter filed separate actions against the Nigeria Police and the IGP for…

Police Appoints New Zonal AIGs for Yola ,Bauchi ….As Delta, Imo, Kaduna commands, four others get new CPs

The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A. Adamu has ordered the immediate deployment of AIG Sanusi Nma Lemu to Zone 12, Bauchi comprises of Bauchi, Borno and Yobe States and AIG Gwandu H. Abubakar, to Zone 3, Yola ,comprises of Adamawa, Gombe and Taraba States. This is in line with IGP’s astute determination and drive to reposition the Force for optimal service delivery, Similarly, the following Commissioners of Police have been deployed to States as follows: CP Hafiz Muhammed Inuwa                  –        Delta State CP Muri Umar Musa                           …