Police arrest 16, recover arms, ammunition, explosives over killing of security operatives

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force have arrested sixteen (16) suspects for complicity in a series of violent and unprovoked attacks on security operatives and facilities in some states of the Federation, particularly in the South-Eastern part of Nigeria. The arrest, which was an outcome of painstaking, deliberate and tireless efforts by operatives of the Nigeria Police working in collaboration with their counterparts from the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Airforce is aimed at bringing to justice persons responsible for the emerging trend of attacks on security personnel and wanton…

Police cannot make IIP-SARS impotent-panellist ,says member 

The Independent Investigative Panel on allegations of human rights violations by defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other units of the police force on Tuesday declared that it will not succumb to any plan by the police to render the panel impotent. A member of the panel, John Aikpokpo Martin stated this during the panel’s sitting in Abuja Tuesday when the police legal team led by James Idachaba tried to explain the absence of Commander of Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IGP-IRT), DCP Abba Kyari and other police…

IIP-SARS considers petitions on judgment debts,asks police to obey court orders

The Independent Investigative Panel on allegations of human rights violations by the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad and other Units of the Nigeria Police Force (IIP-SARS) has considered payments of compensation to victims of human rights violations with court judgments which have not been paid by the police.   The Chairman of the panel Rtd Justice Sulaiman Galadima presided over an executive session on petitions relating to enforcement of judicial decisions /awards with the purpose of considering such petitions.   The executive session considered 20 out of the 44 petitions on…

Police killed my brother despite collecting N60,000 from me, says petitioner

A petitioner at the on going Independent Investigative Panel on allegations of human rights violations by the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other units of the Nigerian Police on Wednesday in Abuja  lamented  how his younger Brother, Emmanuel Awulu was tortured to death in custody  by officers of defunct SARS despite paying N60,000 for his release. The petitioner, Francis Awulu, elder brother to the late Awulu  told the panel that Inspector Atuma Cletus and other SARS officers  beat his brother beyond  recognition and killed him at the SARS headquarters.…

Complainant’s space bus impounded by police was burnt down by END SARS protesters, Inspector tells IIP-SARS

Inspector Simbiat Bello of Alabele police station in Ibadan, Oyo state on Wednesday told the IIP-SARS that failure of Mr Shagunna Gbenga George to facilitate the inspection of his impounded Pontiac space bus by Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO) delayed the release of the vehicle which was subsequently burned down by END SARS protesters at Monatan Divisional Police Headquarters, Alabele. Testifying before the 11-Member panel chaired by Justice Suleiman Galadima, Insp. Simbiat told the panel that the complainant, Gbenga had a road accident which involved a motor cyclist, Ahmed Salami and…

Police remained adamant over payment of N2m award – Complainant cries out

The Independent Investigative Panel on Human Rights Violation by the defunct SARS and other units of the Nigerian Police Force has charged police to be more serious in their endeavors. Dr.Garba Tetengi SAN who stood in for the Chairman of the panel Justice Suleiman Galadima stated that the police through its counsel DCP James Idachaba has obliged to give a positive report from the outcome of his meeting with the Force authority regarding the federal high court judgment sitting in Ikoyi, which awarded the sum of 2 million naira  in…

IIP-SARS slams police for delaying proceedings, orders arrest of 3 policemen 

The Independent Investigative Panel on Human Rights Violations by the defunct SARS and other units of the Nigerian Police on Monday expressed disappointment for abdicating from their responsibility of assisting the panel to arrive at justice of a case of alleged extra-judicial killing of one Godwin Ovoke Onomrerhino by the police. The panel made this disclosure when counsel to the police, Malik Taiwo informed the panel that three policemen whom it had on two different occasions ordered their appearance were still absent when the matter was called up. Dr.Garba Tetengi…

Cross examine now or get ready for defence,IIP-SARS tell Police

The Independent Investigative Panel on human rights violations of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other police units, sitting in Abuja, on Monday  has charged the police to “either cross-examine petitioner or forego that right and get ready for  defence”. Dr Garba Tetengi SAN, who stood in for the Chairman gave this directive , when Counsel to the Police respondents, Malik Taiwo  stated that the counsel assigned to the petition on alleged violation of rights to life, human dignity and persanal liberty, was unavoidably absent, and  he Taiwo was…

Nigeria police is passionate about welfare of its personnel in retirement – IGP  …..  as Police commence 2nd phase of NHIS enrolment for retired officers  

The Nigeria Police Force has commenced the 2nd phase of the nationwide registration and capturing of retired police officers in the ongoing enrolment of retired police officers on the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). The exercise is scheduled to commence on 15th March, 2021. It is aimed at ensuring that no retired police officer (including his/her spouse), anywhere in the country, irrespective of rank on retirement, is left out from having full access to all NHIS services and benefits covered by the Police Health Maintenance Organization (Police-HMO) Code-073.     The exercise…

IIP-SARS; Police said I killed Kudirat Abiola,planned to kill Sanusi Lamido Sanusi – Petitioner

A retired army officer, Mohammed Labaran yesterday, March 1st 2021, narrated before the Independent Investigative Panel on SARS and other Units of the Nigerian Force how the police accused him of the murder of Kudirat Abiola and also an attempt by him to kill Sanusi Lamido Sanusi (The deposed Emir of Kano). In the matter which bothered on alleged unlawful arrest and detention; Torture, inhuman and degrading treatment, denial of right to property and abuse of office, Labaran told the panel that towards his retirement from the Nigerian Army, he…