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3 Brothers in Police Net Over Alleged Murder

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Three brothers have been arrested in connection with the murder of a woman in Abuja, according to Mr Frank Mba, Public Relations of the Police Force. Mba, in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, said that the suspects, from Isiekenesi, Ideato Local Government in Imo, are helping Police investigation into the May […]

Police Arrest Man For Allegedly Defiling Daughter In Abuja

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has arrested a 43-year-old man for allegedly defiling his 15-year-old daughter in Lugbe area of Abuja. The Commissioner of Police in FCT, Mr Bala Ciroma, disclosed on Friday this at a media briefing in Abuja. Ciroma said the suspect was mentally stable and had […]

Police Confirm Abduction Of CAN Chairman In Nasarawa

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Police Command in Nasarawa State has confirmed the abduction of Bishop Joseph Masin, the state Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), by gunmen in Lafia.  The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Bola Longe, confirmed the development to newsmen on Thursday in Lafia. Longe said the bishop was […]

Police Probes Ex-Broadcaster Who Stabbed Wife to Death In Imo

By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Imo state police Command says it has commenced full scale investigation into the circumstances surrounding the alleged killing of a 70 year old woman, by her husband, a former Director-General of the Imo Broadcasting Corporation (IBC), Chief Theophilus Okere. African Examiner gathered that the suspect, who is currently 82 years […]

Police Inspector Arrested in Lagos For Alleged Murder

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Police Command in Lagos State has arrested one Insp. Charles Okoro, attached to the Ikotun Division for allegedly shooting and killing one Fatai Oladipupo, 28, along Obabiyi Road at Igando in Ikotun, near Lagos. This is contained in a statement signed by the Lagos State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP. Bala […]

Police Begins Community Policing in Rivers, Says Commissioner

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Police Command in Rivers, on Thursday, began community policing in the state, following the launch of the Community Policing Advisory Committee (SCPAC) in the state. The Commissioner of Police (CP) in the state, Mr Joseph Mukan made the disclosure in a statement in Port Harcourt. According to him, the committee is the outcome […]

Police Confirm Abduction of Kaduna APC Vice-Chairman, Daughter

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Police Command in Kaduna on Thursday confirmed the abduction of the Vice-Chairman, All Progressive Congress (APC), Kaduna State chapter, Shu’aibu Idris-Lauge and his Daughter. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Jalige, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna. According to him, Shu’aibu and his daughter were abducted from […]

Police Detain Officer Over Fatal Gunshot in Abuja

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Police command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) says it has arrested and detained the policeman responsible for the gunshot that killed one Solomon Eze, 52, in Karimo area of Abuja.  The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the FCT, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja. […]

INTERVIEW – Nsukka LGA Boss Calls for Thorough Investigation into Killing of Final Year Law Student

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu ‌(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following recent alleged murder of a final year law student of the Nnamdi Azikiwe university, (UNIZIK), Awka, Mr. Augustine Ugwu,  the local government chairman of Nsukka council Area of Enugu, where the incident took place, Hon. Patrick Omeje, has urged the Inspector General of police, Mohammed Adamu, to carry out a full […]

Plateau State Gets New Police Commissioner

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mr Edward Egbuka, has assumed office as the new Commisioner of Police (CP) incharge of Plateau Command. Egbuka replaced Mr Isaac Akinmoyede, who has been redeployed to Imo State Command. Speaking during the official handing and taking over ceremony on Friday in Jos, the new Commisioner promised to condolidate on the feats […]

Death Of Obudu DPO In Controversial Circumstances Sparks Outcry

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Five police officers attached to the Obudu Divisional Police Office in Cross River State, have been accused of extra-judicial killing and unlawful shooting of Superintendent Amawu Gabriel Anang on March 10, 2020. Ironically, the deceased, prior to his gruesome murder, was a Superintendent of Police and the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of the Nigerian Police Force, […]

Man Commits Suicide in Imo, Says Police

  By Ignatius Okpara, Owerri (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A 45-year-old man, Mr. Osita Ezuruike in Umudafa, Awo Mbieri, Mbaitoli local government Area of Imo state, South- East Nigeria, has committed Suicide. The  state police public Relations officer, PPRO, Mr. Ikeokwu, Godson Orlando, who  confirmed the sad story to newsmen on Tuesday, via a statement issued in Owerri, […]

Police Arrest Man In Imo For Defiling 4-Year-Old Girl

From Ignatius Okpara, Owerri  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Police in Imo state, South- East Nigeria has confirmed the arrest of a 42-year-old man, identified as Ajaegbu Chukwuebuka for allegedly defiling a 4-year-old girl. Spokesman for the command, Orlando Ikeokwu, who confirmed the arrest, and unholy act, said the suspect is currently in their custody, adding that investigations are still […]

IGP Redeploys Abia Police Commissioner Over Ohafia Killing

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Inspector General of Police (I-G), Mr Mohammed Adamu, had ordered the deployment of Ms Janet Agbede as the new Commissioner of Police in Abia. Consequently, the current commissioner of police Mr Okon Ene has been redeployed to the Force Headquarters. A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frank Mba […]

Police Arrest 15 Suspects For Violating Lockdown Order In Kano

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Kano State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of 15 suspects for allegedly violating the lockdown order of the state government. DSP Abdullahi Haruna, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Kano. NAN reports that Gov. […]

BREAKING – Wike vs FG: IGP Redeploys Rivers Police Commissioner

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Muhammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate redeployment of the Rivers State Police Commissioner (CP), Dandaura Mustapha. This was made known in a statement issued Friday and signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba. The statement indicated that a new CP, Mr. Joseph […]

SPECIAL REPORT: In Enugu, Residents Lament Police Brutality, Extortion Amid Lockdown

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Residents of Enugu state, South- East Nigeria, particularly those living in the state capital, have lamented the high level of intimidation and extortion of the people by men of the Nigerian police force in the guise of enforcing the state government’s order on closure of markets as well as ban […]

COVID-19: Court Sentences Additional 17 Lagos Residents

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The police in Lagos on Wednesday arraigned additional 17 residents who flouted the stay-at-home order of the state government. Those arraigned include: Adekunle Peter, 28; Rikwan Babajide, 18; Bukola Oyekola, 30; Kennedy Ubogu, 30; Yusuf Lawal, 25; Saheed Isiaka, 24; Olamide Wasiu, 17; Wisdom Edokpayi, 34; Michael Duyilemi, 34. Others are:  Francis […]

BREAKING: Funke Akindele, Husband Arraigned Over Birthday Party Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Police Command has taken Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, and her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello popularly known as JJC Skillz, to court for flouting the lockdown order in Lagos State. The Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, confirmed that the actress, popularly called ‘Jenifa’, had been taken to a Chief Magistrates […]

Enugu Police Nab 6 Robbery Suspects, Recover AK-47, Ammunition

From   Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state police Command has apprehended six members of a notorious armed robbery gang that have been terrorising the state and its environs. Their arrest followed intelligence gathered by the Command’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad, (SARS), which led to the arrest of Eneh Ekene at Ugbo-Odogwu, Trans-Ekulu, Enugu and […]

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