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Rising cases of criminalities, torture in Anambra worrisome – Report

•Accuse security agents of extortion, maltreating residents  •Calls on Gov. Obiano to arrest the situation  Jude Johnson The human rights activist group, International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety), has raised the alarm over what it alleges as rising cases of extortion, torture and other forms of criminalities in

Police announce massive overhaul of SARS unit

•IGP orders SARS operatives to wear  police uniforms •Tagged with full identification pending the launch of new FSARS uniform •Set-up custody records management system for FSARS throughout the country •FSARS operatives to go through medical/psychological Screening .. •Human rights protection orientation programmes, processes   Jude Johnson  The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) has announced massive overhaul and new guidelines

Police speaks on arrest of Premium Times Journalist

The police spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, said he is not aware of the details of the arrest, and detention of PREMIUM TIMES journalist, Samuel Ogundipe. Mr Moshood, who spoke when asked by a presenter on AIT programme, Kakaaki, however, said no Nigerian is beyond being arrested by the police when an investigation

Breaking: IGP complies with presidential directive to overhaul SARS

•Renames unit FSARS, appoints supervising commissioner •Sets up human rights desks across states Jude Johnson The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has within hours  complied with the directive of the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, to overhaul the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian Police. Idris has gone ahead to renamed

Police arrests, detain sacked DSS boss, lawal daura

A combined team of the Police and the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) have reportedly arrested and detained the sacked Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Lawal Daura. Reports say Daura was arrested just shortly after he was sacked by the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo for “breaching national security.”

Killing Nigeria Police Softly!

 By Emmanuel Onwubiko These certainly are not the best of times for the beleaguered Nigeria Police Force. The embattled policing institution in Nigeria is being progressively battered and dealth severe ethical blows by persons wielding executive powers of the federation under whose supervision the security forces are classified. Although the Nigerian Police has had

SARS operative killed by police in Anambra

•Victim shot during early morning operation An Operative of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Awkuzu, Anambra State, was on Tuesday shot dead while accompanying his colleague to effect an arrest in the early hours of the morning by some policemen who mistook him for an armed robber. The incident, it was gathered, took

Police dismiss 4 SARS operatives over alleged Robbery, crime

Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 2 Command, Adamu Ibrahim,  has approved the dismissal of four policemen attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Ikeja, Lagos State, over alleged robbery and other crimes. Dolapo Badmus, the Zone’s spokesperson, confirmed the dismissal on Sunday in Lagos. According to Mr Badmus,

Over 250 Nigerians die in police custody monthly — Intersociety

Jude Johnson  Findings by International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law (Intersociety), have revealed that no fewer than 250 Nigerians die in Police custody on monthly basis. The Board Chairman of Intersociety, Mr. Emeka Umeagbalasi, while speaking to journalists in Onitsha, Anambra State on Friday,  said that since June 2015 till date, 5,000 arrested