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Senate adjourns over Melaye, summons IGP

The Senate on Wednesday adjourned its plenary in solidarity with one of their colleagues Sen. Dino Melaye who was arrested and humiliated with men of the Police Force.

The decision of the Senate followed a motion moved by Senator Sam Anyanwu over the arrest of their colleagues. An yanwu had decried that the police refused he and other colleagues from seeing Melaye at the hospital.

However, the prayer that the senate adjourn was moved by Senator Mao Ohuabunwa who insisted that there was no need for the senate to sit about and debate when the health condition of their colleague was unknown.

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Cannabis- smoking sergeant slaps DPO for arresting him

The career of a police sergeant may be hanging in the balance after he was allegedly caught smoking Indian hemp at a function on Lagos Island.

READ MORE AT: http://punchng.com/cannabis-smoking-sergeant-slaps-dpo-for-arresting-him/

Police arrest 59 IPOB members, say members will be tried as terrorists

The Abia State Police Commissioner, Anthony Ogbizi, has said that with the proscription of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, by governors in the South-East and its declaration as a terrorist group by Defence Headquarters, arrested IPOB members would be tried as terrorists and anybody found with Biafra materials would be arrested and prosecuted.

This came as President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, held a closed-door meeting with some northern governors before departing for New York where he will be attending the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, UNGA.

Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/09/police-arrest-59-ipob-members-say-members-will-tried-terrorists/

EFCC HEADQUARTERS ATTACKED.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says its headquarters in Abuja was attacked by gunmen, who threatened to kill one of the agency’s top investigators.

In a statement by its spokesperson, Mr Wilson Uwajaren states “A major security breach was recorded at the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in the early hours of Wednesday, August 16, 2017, as unknown gunmen attacked the office located at Wuse Zone 7, Abuja,”

“The group of heavily armed bandits invaded the office at about 05.00 hours and began shooting into the premises, damaging vehicles parked on the premises in the process. However, the attack was repelled by guards on duty.

The statement added although the attackers did not succeed in entering the complex, they left a death threat for one of the EFCC’s detectives as they fled.

The commission said the death threat was contained in a white envelope addressed to Ishaku Sharu, a senior investigator, who heads the foreign exchange malpractices fraud section and is in charge of the investigation of several politically exposed persons and top retired military officers for corruption.

According to the EFCC, the incident has been reported to the police.

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POLICE EQUITY, FAIRNESS, PROMOTION.

An NGO, has called on the Inspector-General of Police(IGP) Ibrahim Idris and the Police Service Commission to ensure impartiality in the ongoing promotion in the Nigeria police.

The group made the call during a joint news briefing in Abuja on Friday by Mr Olaseni Shalom and Mr Pelumi Olajengbesi, the Executive Director and the Executive Secretary of the organisation respectively.

Olajengbesi, appealed to the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, to ensure that there was transparency in the exercise, adding that it should be devoid of ethnicity, nepotism and political interests.

We know that people can be denied promotion from past wrong doings and queries but we are saying that anybody who has diligently served and is entitled to promotion should be promoted, he said.

Oh his part, Shalom said that it was the duty of the IGP to recommend policemen due for promotion to the Police Service Commission.

Shalom urged the commission and the Federal Government to ensure that no officer who deserved promotion was denied.

Police shoot teargas at IPOB members on solidarity march for Trump. 

​Business activities were on Friday disrupted at Artillery area of Port Harcourt following the solidarity march by members of the Indigenuous People of Biafra (IPOB).

The IPOB group, dressed in black and red attire with the defunct Biafran flag marched in batches from Oyigbo and Aba road to the Government House area, causing traffic jam on the busy road.

The group said the march was to show solidarity to the US President Donald Trump as he was being inaugurated.

Trouble started when a batch had an encounter with the police at Okporo road in the Artillery area.

An eye-witness, Mr Roland Joseph claimed that the fracas started when the group carried a corpse to Okporo Police Station alleging that the police killed the victim.

Joseph said that as they were approaching the police station, the police reacted by shooting teargas to disperse them.

IPOB members on solidarity march for Trump
“This caused serious confusion. Shops closed, people ran helter skelter and tension built up”, he said.

Mr Emekah Uduma, another eyewitness corroborated Joseph’s view, adding that the police needed to disperse the large crowds by shooting the teargas.

“The police started shooting to scare the crowds away from blocking the station and the major road, a lot of people sustained injuries and some shop owners were forced to lock their shops”, Uduma said.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Nnamdi Omoni, told newsmen that nobody was killed by police.

“No, I am not aware that any Biafran protester was killed today. I’m yet to get the information”, he said.

Source: Vanguardnews

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