Police Mistankenly Kills Woman In Lagos

A twitter user( @naijapasito) has alerted the public and authorities over the case of a woman who was killed by a stray bullet at Onipan Lagos. The trigger happy policeman allegedly shot the woman while trying to shoot some “Yahoo Yahoo” boys at Onipanu, Toll gate.

According to Chidi Okereke who shared the photos, the woman identified as “Mama Ayo” was killed by a stray bullet fired by the cop identified as “TBoy”. He said the woman’s body has been taken to the morgue at Yaba.

Details Shortly………

Police Chief Admonishes Citizens To Be Vigilant

By Murtala  Agboola

The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Ataoja Estate Police station, Osogbo, Mr Clement Agbemoroti has tasked citizens to be very vigilant and be conscious of their environment.

He made the call at the monthly meeting of the Police Community Relation Committee (PCRC) held at the police station last Thursday.

The DPO reiterated the fact that no society, not even the developed ones, has zero-crime rate, hence citizens should do more to assist the police in providing adequate security for persons and property.

Besides consciousness, he asked them to provide reliable information and be ready to assist in prosecution when cases end up in court.

Ademoroti made reference to the failure of people who report cases to police to turn up when evidence is most needed.

He alluded to a robbery suspect, one Segun Oluwalogbon, aka Badoo who had been arrested after terrorising people in the area for a long time, saying Badoo’s victims were are unfortunately unwilling to provide information to prosecute him.

The police chief said, what the court needs is evidence and without such evidence, all the courts do is to strike out such cases, and when such happen, the public easily conclude that the police have taken bribe.

Members of the PCRC were equally warned to be aware of how they park their vehicles outside, especially with the rampant theft of car batteries.

They were also told to tear used recharge cards because armed robbers place them at robbery spots which results in the arrest of those who used them.

Members were therefore warned to report any incidence of theft of identify card or any belongings to the police, because of the repercussion if it is recovered.

136 Nigerian Policemen Honoured in Somalia

A total of 136 policemen from Nigeria were awarded medals to mark the end of their duty tour in Somalia, a statement by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said.

The policemen participated in a medal parade on Tuesday to mark the end of their one year duty term in Somalia.

“The officers were awarded medals at a ceremony presided over by the Deputy Special Police Commissioner of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

“Somali Police Commissioner Gen Mohamed Sheikh Hassan Hamud was also present, with a delegation of Somali officials.”
It said that the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (DSRCC) in Somalia Lydia Wanyoto appreciated the Nigerian government for supporting the peace process in Somalia.

She also expressed gratitude to the Somali Security Forces present at the ceremony for recognising the Nigerian contribution.

“We are here because of Somalia, saying it yourself on behalf of the Somali government, make our work easy, it gives us morale and makes us to work even harder.

“I want to thank you for the services you have provided, thank you for being here in Somalia, for volunteering to assist the people in Somalia,” she said.

The Somali Police Commissioner, Gen. Mohamed Sheikh Hassan Hamud, also commended the Nigerian police contingent for their contribution to the restoration of law and order in his country.

“You have been good ambassadors. Somalia will not forget Nigeria standing side-by-side with Somali people and the Federal Government,” Hamud said.

The contingent is the fifth Formed Police Unit from Nigeria to serve in Somalia under AMISOM.

They will be replaced by a new police contingent from Nigeria.

NAN

Police Invites Force Foreign Experts for Wike’s Calls, Promise End to Election Violence

As part of investigations into the alleged rigging of the election and the alleged threat to the lives of some electoral officers during the poll, the Nigerian Police have invited some foreign specialists to assist with the forensic analysis of the leaked audio of Governor Nyesom Wike’s alleged phone calls.

The violence-ridden polls saw two police officers, DSP Mohammed Alkali and his driver, Sgt. Peter Uchi beheaded and their heads thrown into a river.

During a visit by the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu to the Inspector General of Police, Idris Abubakar, the IG stated that the experts would offer support in audio analysis of some leaked recordings during the election.

Whilst stating that the Rivers rerun would be the last election violence case in Nigeria, he reaffirmed that the force would leave no stone unturned to ensure that those indicted for the murder were punished.

He said, “A panel will be inaugurated tomorrow (today) that consists of specialists and professionals that will look into ending electoral violence in the country.

“We are also getting support from CSOs (civil society organisations) from outside the country who feel committed that it is time for Nigeria to have peaceful elections. They are offering support in audio analysis of some  audio recordings that have been viral on Facebook and very soon they will be in the country to assist us with some of these audio recordings.

“All these are steps taken to ensure that we get to the bottom of this election violence and by the grace of God, Rivers will be the last state that we are going to have this kind of experience, it will never happen again.

“We lost two of our officers on the day of the election. They were kidnapped, their heads were severed from their bodies and their bodies were buried in shallow graves. The vehicle in which they were kidnapped has been recovered.

“We have recovered their bodies, but unfortunately, the information we got from suspects arrested revealed that after severing their heads from their bodies, their heads  were thrown into the river.

“These people were killed not because of any personal issue but because they answered the call of duty to serve in the election that took place in Rivers and it is very sad that their lives had to end like this.”

The IG further observed that for elections to be successful in any state, the support of the government and party members in the state was paramount.

“The incident in Rivers shows that for us to have a peaceful election apart from agencies that are the major stakeholders, we need the support of the government and the people in the area where the elections are conducted. If the people in charge of governance, political parties and citizens are not ready to cooperate, then it will be difficult to conduct a peaceful and smooth process,” he stressed.

The INEC Chairman also commiserated with the Police Force. He said “We condole with you and the entire Nigeria Police Force over the loss of your gallant officers in the course of the Rivers rerun elections through national service. It is with heavy heart that we wish to condole with you and the family of the DSP and the sergeant that lost their lives in Rivers State.

“People often fail to realise that securing the environment for Nigerians comes with great risks and people pay with their lives to protect the environment to enable us to conduct a free and fair election.

“We feel diminished each time a member of the security agency loses his life on account of election and I must state that we cannot conduct a successful election without the NPF,” Yakubu stated.