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IGP Adamu decries Unprofessional Conducts & Extrajudicial Killings by some Police Personnel

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  • Visits Lagos to condole victims’ family
  • Reads riots act to Officers and Men of the Command
  • IGP Adamu directs immediate refresher courses on weapon handling and musketry for all personnel of the Force

Concerned with the recurring incidence of unprofessional handling and misuse of firearms, and other misconducts by a few Policemen which have resulted in the injury to, and death of some, unarmed innocent citizens, especially in Lagos State Command, the IGP today, 15th April, 2019 paid official visit to Lagos State to primarily, condole the family, friends and well-wishers of the victims and secondly to address officers and men of the Command against involving in acts that pitch the Police against the citizens they are statutorily obligated to serve and protect.

The IGP, while addressing the over 1000 Officers and Men of the Command at the Police College, Ikeja, stated that the Nigeria Police Force, as a disciplined, transparent, responsible, responsive and accountable institution will never condone any form of abuse of power, overzealousness and sundry unprofessional conducts. He reiterates that such anomalies, aside negating the professional calling of the Police, are unacceptable as they create distrust and disdain between the citizens and the Force, thereby widening the trust gap between the two.

The IGP therefore assures the entire public that the Force has immediately embarked on administrative actions and policies directed towards giving a new orientation to the personnel especially on human rights and international best practices.

While noting that there will be personnel re-organisation in Lagos State, the IGP has also directed nationwide training and capacity development programmes on weapons handling and laws and policies regulating the use of force.

The IGP, earlier in a private meeting with the family of the victims, Ada Ifeanyi and Emmanuel Akomafuwa, commiserated with them and assured them that justice will not only be done but will be manifestly seen to have been done in getting justice for the deceased and the injured.

Responding, the spokesperson of the family of the deceased, Barr. Obuesi Philips, appreciated the IGP for his timely response and appealed to him to ensure that he walks his talk.

Before leaving Lagos State back to Abuja, the IGP paid courtesy visits to both the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwumi Ambode and the Oba of Lagos, Oba Alaiyeluwa Oba Riliwanu Babatunde, Osuolale Aremu Akiolu 1.

At the Lagos state Government house, the Governor commended the IGP for his visit and his timely intervention on the unfortunate, but seemingly recurring issue of excessive use of force by a few cops in the country.

He promised that Lagos state Government will continue to work with the Police to find solutions to the challenges of crime and criminality in our society.

On his part, the Oba of Lagos called for the improved funding of the Police, saying “No amount of investment in security is too much for a nation desirous of peace”. He charged the IGP not to relent in his quest at repositioning the Force.

 

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Police shots Man to death to avoid mob attack

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A police Inspector,  Sunday Ogundapo, the team leader of the Zonal Intervention Squad (ZIS), Obada, Ogun, had allegedly shot one Akeem Akinsanya to death in an effort to escape attack by suspected cultists.

DSP Hausa Idris-Adamu, the Zone 2 PPRO, said in a statement that the police team had gone to effect the arrest of some suspected cultists when the team leader was attacked.

“On April 21, at 2 p.m., a team of operatives from the Zonal Intervention Squad (ZIS) Obada Oko area, Abeokuta Ogun State, investigating an alleged case of unlawful possession of arms and ammunition/cultism went to effect an arrest of one Abu ‘m’ a.k.a Regal, a notorious cultist.

“Regal had been implicated by one Afeez Popoola a.k.a Level who had been previously arrested and undergoing investigation by the team; he is said to be the curator of arms and ammunition of the Eiye Confraternity Cassava Perch in Ifo axis of Ogun State.

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Apostle Johnson Suleman acquires Private Jet

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Popular pastor, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has acquired a private jet.

Details of the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries’ latest acquisition are still sketchy, but the church’s Dubai branch took to their Facebook to  congratulate Suleman thus:

“Join us as we congratulate our FATHER, The Restoration Apostle, GOD’s General, GOD’s own Oracle, A Dispensation of our time, The Lion Of Africa #APOSTLE_PROF_JOHNSON_SULEMAN on his brand new private jet for the propagation of the Gospel of CHRIST to Nations of the World with His Undiluted Word of Power, Signs, Wonders, Deliverance, Healing & Restoration and the Prophetic. (Mark 16:14 – 18; Luke 4:17 – 23).

He has paid his dues.
As you rejoice with him, whatever you are believing GOD for shall manifest in a hurry!

Daddy Sir, you belong to the air, keep SOARING…”

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Gombe Christians asked to remain calm after Boys’ Brigade procession killing

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Gombe state government has urged Christian youths to remain calm following the killing of 10 Boys Brigade members during an Easter procession on Sunday night.
10 Boys Brigade members were killed by a car during an Easter procession in Gombe metropolis, sparking protests and road blocks.

North East CAN Chairman, Rev Abare Kale told newsmen in Gombe on Monday the association would follow due process to seek redress on the situation.

Kala said that the Christian body was putting in efforts that would ensure that the situation was properly managed.

“We call on the Christian Community in Gombe to take the situation in good faith, be calm and also follow the right channel in seeking redress on the issue on ground.

“Two wrongs cannot make a right. So, I appeal for caution in the process of addressing the issue. If we apply the wrong approach,  it will lead to another issue.

“For now, we are trying to calm the situation by appealing to Christians to see reasons for calm and allow the authorities concerned to take necessary measures.

“We have informed the security agencies concerned about the situation on ground.

“We are aware of the pain this sad event had caused but let’s be calm and allow the leadership to handle the matter,” he said.

Gombe Deputy Governor, Mr Charles Iliya, appealed for calm, adding that the government would take all necessary measures to ensure justice is done at the end.

Iliya noted that it was a painful experience but appealed for calm to allow the relevant authorities carry out their duties.

Malum added that 30 others were being treated for various injuries they sustained from the mishap.

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