Extortion: Police Nab Officers Responsible For N30 Million Theft in Abuja.

…..IGP Orders Commencement of Disciplinary Action. Other Stories

                    IGP KAYODE EGBETOKUN

Following the recent act of extortion by some officers of the Nigeria Police attached to the Special Tactical Squad in Abuja who extorted a member of the public of the sum of Thirty Million, Three Hundred Thousand Naira (N30,300,000), which was brought to the notice of the Force via the X Platform, the Nigeria Police wishes to reveal and announce that significant progress has been made in apprehending the officers and their accomplices responsible for this unprofessional conduct as the squad who initially escaped upon commencement of investigations have been arrested and are currently in custody.

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, according to a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Muyiwa Adejobi stated, as part of his commitment to upholding the highest standards of integrity and accountability within the Nigeria Police Force, has ordered the commencement of disciplinary proceedings to ensure that justice is served swiftly and decisively. These disciplinary measures underscore the zero-tolerance stance of the Nigeria Police Force towards any form of misconduct or corruption among its ranks.

The IGP also emphasized the imperativeness that those found to have violated the trust placed in them by the public face the full consequences of their actions, as such behavior not only tarnishes the reputation of the Force but also undermines the collective efforts to maintain law and order in our country.

The Nigeria Police Force remains resolute in its quest to uphold the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and accountability. As guardians of public safety and the rule of law, we are deeply committed to ensuring that all officers adhere strictly to ethical conduct and demonstrate staunch integrity in the discharge of their duties.

The NPF recognizes that transparency and accountability are paramount in maintaining public trust and will continue to take decisive action against any misconduct within our ranks.

Police arrest a traffic robber, raided some black spots in Lagos.

 A traffic robber who was said to have snatched a phone and purse containing money from a woman has been arrested by men of the Lagos State Police Command after pursuing him from Ketu where he committed the act to Ojota, the command announced on its X handle on Saturday.

The traffic robber, whose name was given as Yusuph Mohammed, aged 20 years, was arrested by men of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the state police command following alarm raised by the lady after she was dispossessed of her valuables by the young man.

     

              The suspect

It was gathered that following the alarm raised, the officers patrolling Ketu and Ojota axis of the state were said to have pursued him from Ketu to Ojota and eventually succeeded in arresting him while the said items he stole from the lady were also recovered from him.

In another development, the RRS operatives raided some black spots in the metropolis and arrested 47 miscreants terrorizing the residents of the state.

They were arrested during the raiding that took place at Oluwole/Sunday Market, Ogba; Oke–Koto, Agege and Okunola Street/31 Road, Egbeda, following thorough surveillance of the black spots and hideouts in the areas.

    Arrested miscreants.

According to the statement by the police command on its X handle, the traffic robbers as well as the 47 miscreants are expected to be charged to court at the conclusion of the investigation.

Below are the screenshots of the posts by the state police command on the arrests:

 


 

 

400,000 policemen not enough to secure Nigeria’s huge population — Abbas.

          RT. HON. ABASS TAJUDEEN

*says establishment of State Police necessary for effective policing

*calls for synergy with State Assemblies on constitutional amendments

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Tajudeen Abbas on Thursday said that the number of policemen which is placed at about 400,000 is not sufficient to provide security to over 200 million Nigerians.

Speaking during a courtesy call on him by the association of Clerks of State Houses of Assembly on Thursday, Abbas who was represented by the Deputy Speaker of the House, Hon Benjamin Kalu, said that it is necessary to establish State Police.

He said state policing will increase internal security because the operators are already familiar with the terrain they are to police.

Hon. Abbas said that the establishment of State Police is akin to the amendments made to issues of railway power amongst others by the 9th National Assembly to enable the States enjoy some constitutional rights under the concurrent list to delve into those issues.

He said: “On other key nationally important matters like state police, for example, the House recognizes the diverse perspectives and needs across different states. We believe that through constructive dialogue and a willingness to find common ground, we can arrive at solutions that truly serve the best interests of all Nigerians.

“Talking about state Police, you will remember also that we did something with the Correctional Services. These are issues that ordinarily fall into the exclusive list of the Constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria which you had no business tampering with. But in the spirit of true federalism, the 9th and 10th Assemblies are determined to bring some of these for better governance to take it from the exclusive list to the concurrent list.

 “We did that with the railway and power in the 9th assembly. The question is, how many of the states have drafted laws, domesticating that in their state? “Now, the State Police is here. We want to use legislative intervention to improve the needs in our society. One of our needs is security. And we have tried the one layer police system and they overwhelmed us.

The truth remains that 400, 000 policemen, policing over 200 million people can never give you the expected security. It is not even in line with the international best practices on police per citizen policing.

“How do we make it trickle down and achieve what we are looking for? Imagine a brother of mine trained in Sokoto or Kaduna during his training as a policeman an7d he finished and was sent to Bayelsa, a riverine area where the culture is different, language is different, even the way of movement is different -they use mainly boats and this our brother has a phobia for water, how do you expect him to police the people who swim? The policing will not be thorough. But take a man from that community who knows the in and out of the geography of the area, train him around that place, send him to police, you will agree with me that he will police better.

The same thing if you take my brother from Bayelsa to Sokoto, he will not police better than the Sokoto man. “Yet, the spirit of one nation, national integration, and federal character is key and cannot be tampered with. That is why the federal police can have the coloration of what it is at the moment.

“And another thing is, if we don’t streamline it,  you will see pockets of organizations, vigilante groups springing up everyday, getting armed everyday. If tomorrow we are not able to manage them in line with the core principle of policing, we may end up creating monsters that will add to insecurity.”

Abbas also called for collaborations among the national parliament and the State Assemblies with regards to the ongoing constitutional amendments.

He said that the synergy was necessary if lofty results were to be achieved. “The House of Representatives recognizes the crucial role State Assemblies play in shaping the fabric of our nation. We understand that effective governance in a federal system like ours requires inter-governmental collaboration and synergy between the government at the center and the federating units.

“The Nigerian constitutional amendment process has long been a subject of national discourse, and rightfully so because the society is dynamic. It presents a unique opportunity to address critical issues, strengthen our institutions, and pave the way for a more prosperous, enviable and equitable future for all Nigerians. “However, this process cannot succeed without a unified front. It’s been tested time and again that the federal legislature in isolation of the state legislature cannot amend the grundnorm. The constitution is clear on that. Responsibility is shared.

“The House of Representatives firmly believes that collaboration between the National Assembly and State Assemblies is essential to achieve meaningful and lasting reforms. The clerks are the backbone of the State legislature.

“We are committed to working closely with you, the Clerks who serve as the backbone of your respective legislative houses, to ensure open communication, exchange of ideas, and a shared understanding of the issues at stake”, he said.

Earlier in her presentation, the chairman and leadership of the delegation, Rukaiyatu Adamu Jalo told the Speaker that their mission to the House was to seek collaboration with the House, appreciate the national assembly for the passage of the autonomy for state legislature and judiciary bill into law and to understudy the national parliament on the implementation of practice and procedures of legislative business.

Bemoaning the non implementation of the act in many states, Adamu appealed to the House leadership to interface with the Forum of State Speakers to resolve the issue.

 Suspected Robbers Vandalized N30M Armoured Cables For Street Lights.

Police operatives have arrested two suspects, Abass  Bolaji, 20 and Elisha John, 22, for allegedly conspiring and vandalizing N30m worth armoured cables which supplied electricity to street lights at Obalande and Lakulaku under bridges in Lagos State.

 

According to reports, the area had been in total blackout since 24th of January after the suspects had vandalized the cables and sold it to already buyers, which included a woman named Mistura Balogun, 27, Isha Quadri and Mohammed Kabir, who paid undisclosed amount for the items.

The five suspects were later arrested and charged before the Court for conspiracy, vandalizing, stealing and buying stolen items belonging to Lagos State Electricity Regulation Commission as represented by Engineer Jinadu Babatunde.

They were arraigned before the Ogba Magistrate Court for the alleged offence, which attracts several years of imprisonment. However, they pleaded not guilty when they were arraigned.

The prosecutor, DSP Kehinde Ajayi, asked the Court to give a date for hearing since they pleaded not guilty to enable the Police to prove that they actually committed the alleged offence.

The Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. E. Kubenije, granted them bail in the sum of N1m with two sureties in like sum, who must show evidence of means of livelihood and tax payment while addresses verified by the Court.

The matter was adjourned for mention while the defendants were remanded in custody at the correctional centre at Kirikiri town, Lagos, pending when they will perfect their bail conditions.

 

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