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POLICE MAKES STRIDES IN COMBATING CRIMES, SIGNIFICANT ARRESTS AND RESCUES REPORTED IN 2 WEEKS

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As Enhanced Tactical Deployments Lead to Arrest of 72 Suspects, Rescue of Kidnap Victims, Seizure of Illicit Military Equipment;

Public Safety and Security Remain Top Priorities – IGP

 

The Nigeria Police Force, through enhanced tactical deployments and collaborative efforts, have made remarkable progress in restoring order to troubled regions as numerous kidnap victims have been successfully rescued nationwide in February alone, bringing hope and relief to affected communities. Within the last two weeks alone, the NPF Tactical Squads comprising the Intelligence Response Squad (IRT) and Special Tactical Squad (STS) have made significant strides, resulting in the arrest of seventy-two (72) criminal suspects, including thirty-four (34) individuals involved in kidnapping. Additionally, twenty-two (22) rescues were made, along with several other recoveries, within the last two weeks.

 

Following an ongoing investigation into the daily killings and unrest caused by rival secret cults in Edo State, operatives from FID-IRT arrested Edosa Obasuyi, Abumere Endurance, Monday Otubu, and Esther Abumere in the Ekpoma area of Edo State. The suspects confessed to being members of the Eiye confraternity and admitted to their involvement in the killings and cult activities in the mentioned area. A search of their residences led to the recovery of two (2) pump-action guns, numerous voter cards belonging to different individuals, nineteen (19) live cartridges, four (4) expended cartridges, one wooden carved gun, illicit drugs, charms, and their cell phones. During interrogation, they affirmed that the killings in the state were carried out by the Eiye confraternity as a result of rivalry between Eiyes and Maphites. Efforts are underway to apprehend more fleeing members of the group and bring the area under the law.

 

Similarly, on January 27 2024, Operatives of the IRT apprehended one Bello Umar, a 28-year-old Fulani man from Tsafe LGA, Zamfara State, suspected of being a kidnapper along with approximately ten other gang members. He confessed their involvement in numerous kidnappings along the Abuja-Kaduna State expressway, with his base located in the Rigina Forest in Kaduna State. Bello Umar admitted to receiving ransom amounts ranging from ₦100 million to ₦40 million. Upon his arrest, ₦2.2 million, his share from a recent ransom collection, was recovered.

In another case, upon receiving information that an unknown caller threatened the inhabitants of Kwarra Village under Shiriro LGA of Niger State. Detailed investigation revealed that the caller had threatened to attack the village unless 4 million Naira was paid to him. Police operatives immediately swung into action and successfully arrested one Lawal Mohammed aged 22. Upon arrest and consequent investigation, it was revealed that the suspect had once escaped from police custody before his arrest. He further confessed that he had given out the number of his uncle who happened to be the village head to the kidnappers to obtain money from the proceeds.

Also, operatives of the FID-STS intercepted the movement of military accoutrements from Kaduna to Zamfara state precisely Shinkafi LGA. In the process, a spot search was conducted and the following items were recovered; 10 sets of military camouflage uniforms, 10 pieces of camel pack, 12 military hats, 3 cardigans, 3 t-shirts, 2 belts, and 3 anklets.


Two suspects – Mushiri Abubakar aged 28, and Ahmed Mohammed aged 40 were arrested. Mushiri Abubakar confessed that he is a childhood friend of an Airforce personnel attached to the Airforce base in Kaduna state who served for only five years before being court marshalled and introduced the idea of selling military accoutrements to Mushiri Abubakar. Further investigation revealed that same Mushiri Abubakar had supplied military materials to the Notorious Bello Turji.

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, Ph.D., NPM, underscores that the Nigeria Police Force remains steadfast in its commitment to ensuring the safety and security of all Nigerians.

He noted that the recent achievements reflect the dedication of the Force to combating crime and restoring peace to troubled regions even as public safety and security remain top priorities.

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POLICE BUST CARTEL DEALING IN JEWELLERY WORTH BILLIONS OF NAIRA OBTAINED FROM ARMED ROBBERY OPERATIONS IN ABUJA; ROBBERS, ALHAJI AUWAL STILL AT LARGE

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As Police Debunks False and Mischievous Publication on Theft, Armed Robbery in IGP’s Quarters

The Nigeria Police Force has successfully dismantled a cartel dealing in jewellery worth billions of Naira obtained from armed robbery operations in Abuja and its environs.

On 28th April 2024, an armed robbery incident occurred at the residence of a police officer, attached to the Force Headquarters, Abuja, in Lugbe area of the Federal Capital Territory. During the incident, the officer was nearly smothered, while a secured safe containing jewellery, money, academic certificates, documents, phones and other valuable properties belonging to various residents in the compound were carted away. CCTV footage captured the suspect at the crime scene, which has been helpful in our forensic investigations in the case so far.

Subsequent investigations traced the stolen items to Wuse Market, where they were allegedly purchased by one Alhaji Auwal. Despite police warnings to the FCT Gold Dealers Association to avoid purchasing the stolen gold via their joint WhatsApp platform, Alhaji Auwal facilitated its purchase and instructed his associates on how to handle it.

Further investigations by the Force Intelligence Department revealed that Alhaji Auwal, his sons, and other associates are part of a cartel involved in dealing in stolen jewelleries. This group has been linked to previous similar cases under police investigations at various formations within the FCT. The 26 suspects arrested in connection with the case and many others, who are currently in custody, are being detained legally under a court order and will be charged to court upon conclusion of the investigations, contrary to the news making rounds.

It is pertinent to note that the above are the facts of this matter which have been deliberately distorted by the Sahara Reporters either at the instance of some of the suspects who are currently fleeing from the law, or those suspects who are lawfully detained or out of mischief, where they alleged that the said robbery occurred at the residence of the Inspector General of Police. We wish to place it on record that the robbery or any burglary or theft never took place in the IGP’s residence nor in any of the official facilities of the Nigeria Police Force.

Those purporting the robbery, burglary or theft to have taken place in the residence of the IG obviously do not know how the residence of the IG looks like, otherwise they would have known that no robber, burglar or thief can get close to the residence of the Inspector General of Police of Nigeria and current chairman of the committee of West Africa Chiefs of Police. Assuming, in the most unlikely event such robbery, burglary, or theft occurred at the residence of the IGP, we should be talking about the number of policemen in detention and not this ring of armed robbers. For emphasis, the entire neighbourhood of IG residence is fortified, safe, and secure against such security breaches and criminal occurrences.

The Nigeria Police Force remains firmly committed to ensuring justice and upholding the rule of law. All suspects are being treated according to due process. The general public is hereby urged to disregard the falsehood being peddled by the publisher and its agents, whose duty is to constantly to attack and malign the reputation of the Nigeria Police Force.

ACP OLUMUYIWA ADEJOBI, mnipr, mipra, fCAI,
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
FORCE HEADQUARTERS,
ABUJA

12th JUNE, 2024

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The Ondo State Police Command has arrested a 31-year-old suspect, Yusuf Adenoyin who was allegedly caught in possession of 8 dry human sk¥lls.

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It was gathered that the suspect was arrested on June 10, during a stop-&-search in Isua-Akoko in Akoko South West LGA of the state.

Speaking to newsmen when he was paraded at the State Police HQ, Adenoyin said the economic downturn pushed him to abandon his palm oil business & embrace the selling of human sk¥lls when he noticed it was lucrative.

He explained how he met an herbalist on a social media platform who introduced him to the distribution of human sk¥lls. He said he buys skulls from someone who sources the consignment from graveyards, while he distributes it to those who need it.

The suspect explained that he buys at the rate of N20,000 per skull, while he sells to his customers in Osun State between N30,000 & N35,000 each. He said the 8 skulls found in his possession by the police were dry & with a certain fresh flesh which he claims to be a dog’s heart.

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Burna Boy distributed over 10 M naira to the students of the University Of PortHarcourt on his visit to the school

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Nigerian singer Burna Boy recently visited the University of Port Harcourt and reportedly distributed over 10 million naira to the students. This generous act is a testament to Burna Boy’s commitment to giving back to his community and supporting the youth.

 

Here are some key points about Burna Boy’s visit and donation:

– *Generous donation*: Burna Boy distributed over 10 million naira to the students of the University of Port Harcourt during his visit.

– *Supporting the youth*: This act demonstrates Burna Boy’s commitment to empowering and supporting young people in his community.

– *Community engagement*: The visit and donation showcase Burna Boy’s willingness to engage with his community and make a positive impact.

– *Inspiring others*: Burna Boy’s generosity may inspire others to follow his example and give back to their own communities.

– *Burna Boy’s philanthropy*: This incident is not an isolated one, as Burna Boy has been involved in various philanthropic efforts in the past, solidifying his reputation as a artist who cares about his community.

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