News - policeman

Mad man arrested with 22 ATM cards, phones

3 years ago /
Entertainment  Oddities 

A mad man, Lanrewaju Jaiyeola, has been arrested with 22 Automated Teller Machine cards, two mobile phones and a power bank. The police said they were not convinced that Jaiyeola was actually mad, adding that initially, he was lucid before he started talking illogically. It was gathered that Jaiyeola, 39, was intercepted...

Afghan police officer drugs and kills 10 colleagues

3 years ago /
International News 

An Afghan policeman, suspected of collaborating with insurgents, drugged and then shot dead 10 of his colleagues in the southern province of Uruzgan, officials say. He then stole their weapons and set their outpost on fire. Police are now hunting what they believe to be a Taliban infiltrator. Insider attacks on international and...

How drunk policeman shot me – Charles Okocha

3 years ago /
Entertainment 

Nollywood actor, Charles Okocha, who after a failed surgery on bullet wounds returned to the hospital, has narrated the incident that led to his ordeal. It will be recalled that the actor was attacked sometime in 2015 while attending a function in Nnewi, Anambra state, where some armed men allegedly shot...

Protesting drivers block Okene-Abuja highway after police kill conductor over N100 bribe

3 years ago /
Nation  Transport  

Protest erupted Wednesday night after a police officer allegedly shot a lorry conductor to death at a checkpoint in Ozara village in Okene Local Government Area of Kogi State. A witness, who gave his name as Bashiru, told Premium Times that the incident occurred at about 10pm after a lorry conductor...

 

Police officers Bearing Firearms to undergo Psychological evaluation-IGP

3 years ago /
Nation  Security 

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase, has ordered all Police officers bearing firearms in the performance of official duties be subjected to psychological test and evaluation. This, according to a statement by Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olabisi Kolawole, is to ensure that they are mentally and emotionally fit to perform...

 

Policemen On Domestic Errands To Be Arrested-Okiro

3 years ago /
Nation  Security 

The chairman, Police Service Commission (PSC), Mr. Mike Okiro, has directed that any policeman found on domestic errand or escorting unauthorized persons will be arrested. Okiro, who stated this in Abuja yesterday, while addressing some critical issues concerning the Nigeria Police Force, stated that the PSC has worked out a blueprint...

How a Police van hit and killed a fresh Uniport graduate while driving against traffic

3 years ago /
Nation  Oddities 

A University of Port Harcourt Mechanical Engineering student Edah Oghenekevwe Richard lost his life last night after he was allegedly knocked down by a police van driving one-way. Richard whose birthday was yesterday is supposed to serve next year in Batch A of the NYSC died last night at 7.30pm. He was...

IGP Warns Police Officers Against Shooting Civilians

4 years ago /
Nation 

The Inspector-General of Police (I-GP) Solomon Arase, on Thursday, warned police officers to exercise high sense of caution in handling guns while dealing with unarmed civilians. Arase gave the warning in Abeokuta while addressing policemen at the state police headquarters in Eleweeran. He warned that any policeman who shot an unarmed member...

IGP Warns "NO Corrupt Policeman Or Woman Is Immune To Prosecution"

4 years ago /
Nation  Security 

The Inspector General of police Solomon Arase has told police personnel to avoid criminal acts as no policeman or woman is immune from prosecution. The IGP handed down the warning while addressing officers and men at the state police headquarters in Osogbo, the Osun state capital and promised to work on...

Thousands Protest Against Houthi Coup In Yemen

4 years ago /
International News 

Thousands of people have come out to march in protests against Yemen's Shia Houthi group's decision to dissolve parliament and create a "presidential council" to fill a power vacuum. Protesters rallied in Taiz and the capital Sanaa on Saturday after Houthi's announced the formation of a "security commission", including former ministers,...

 

Suicide Bomb Attack Kills 7 In Potiskum

4 years ago /
Nation 

A suicide bomb attack targeting a political meeting killed seven people in northeast Nigeria’s Potiskum city on Sunday. “Eight bodies have been evacuated including the suicide bomber’s to hospital,” said a police officer at the scene, who requested anonymity as he was not authorised to speak to the media. Seven others were...

54-Year Old Fake Deputy Superintendent Of Police Arrested In Ogun State

4 years ago /
Nation  Security 

Ogun State Police Command on Thursday arrested a man, Makinde Paul, a 54 year old fake police officer who had been representing himself to unsuspecting members of the public in the state as a Deputy Superintendent of Police. Our correspondent reports that nemesis caught up with the suspect when he approached...

42 Killed In DR Congo Protests: Rights Federation

4 years ago /
International News 

Forty-two people have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo in protests against legislation that would extend President Joseph Kabila's rule, the International Federation for Human Rights said Thursday. The federation said the reaction of the security forces to the demonstrations this week had been "totally excessive and disproportionate". The...

Armed French Gendarmes Swoop On Villages In Manhunt For Newspaper Attackers

4 years ago /
International News 

Armed and masked anti-terrorism police swooped on woodland villages northeast of Paris on Thursday in a manhunt for two brothers suspected of being the Islamist gunmen who killed 12 people at a French satirical weekly. A day after the Paris attack, officers carried out house-to-house searches in the village of Corcy,...

Father Throws Daughter, 5, Off Bridge

4 years ago /
International News 

John Jonchuck Jnr, 25, was spotted speeding at about 100mph on the Dick Misner Bridge over Tampa Bay in Florida. A traffic officer followed Jonchuck’s vehicle but he stopped, got out and began walking towards the policeman, muttering. He then leaned into his car, picked up his daughter Phoebe and dropped her...

 

Hoodlums Invade Church, Flog Pastor, Members, Cart Away Offerings

4 years ago /
Security 

Hoodlums over the weekend reportedly invaded a Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Pillar of Fire parish in Akure, Ondo state during service, beating the presiding pastor identified as Pastor Arije and some members of the church. The hoodlums who reportedly stormed the church on motorcycles, were also said to have destroyed some other...

Tinubu Commisions 60-bed Hospital In Edo, Advises Edo People To Sack PDP

4 years ago /
Nation 

Former governor of Lagos State, Senator Bola Tinubu, on Friday, inaugurated a new 60-bed Specialist Hospital, built by Governor Adams Oshiomhole, of Edo State, in Ewohinmi, Esan South East Local Government Area of the state. The facility is completed with state-of-the-art equipment, three-bedroom doctors’ quarters and two-bedroom nurses’ quarters. Commissioning the hospital...

 

Over 100 Nigerians Deported From 4 Scandinavian Countries

4 years ago /
Nation  Transport  

No fewer than 100 Nigerians were deported yesterday from four Scandinavian countries for immigration and related offences. The deportees were sent from Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.  The deported asylum seekers were brought into the country through the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos at about 7am with a cargo plane.   The deportees included women,...

 

100 Nigerians Deported From Finland

4 years ago /
Nation 

No fewer than 100 Nigerians were deported from Finland on Thursday after failing to get asylum. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the deportees included women, children and whole families. They arrived at the Cargo Terminal of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, at 7a.m. aboard cargo airline -...

Palestinian, Israeli Officials Dispute Autopsy On Dead Palestinian Minister

4 years ago /
International News 

Israeli and Palestinian officials issued conflicting accounts on Thursday over the results of an autopsy on a Palestinian minister who died after being shoved and grabbed by the neck by an Israeli policeman at a West Bank protest on Wednesday. The incident comes at a time of heightened tension between Israel...