Police speak on Osun lawmaker caught bathing in market square

Timothy Owoeye, an Osun State lawmaker seen on a viral video depicting him as bathing in the market square for ritual, was a victim of a ritual syndicate which had operated in the state for a long time, the police…

Too early to celebrate reorganisation of SARS

Nigeria’s acting president has ordered the overhaul of a police unit following allegations of human rights violations, his spokesman said on 14 August, as the government seeks to burnish its security record ahead of February’s presidential election. Acting President Yemi…

FG and State Governors ready and willing to decentralise Nigeria Police

The National Economic Council in its meeting on Thursday gave assurances that the Federal Government and State Governors are willing and ready to decentralise the Police in Nigeria. In a statement released by the Senior Special Assistant to the Ag.…

Nigeria Police speak on arrest of Premium Times journalist as NUJ, Falana, whistleblower coalition, others demand his release

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has called for the immediate and unconditional release of PREMIUM TIMES reporter, Samuel Ogundipe, who was detained on Tuesday by the Nigerian Police over a report. The police, through the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), arrested and detained Mr Ogundipe asking…

We have not received official report of Melaye’s kidnapping but we are seeking his whereabouts – Police

Nigeria’s controversial Senator Dino Melaye has been reported kidbnapped and the police are appealing for information concerning his whereabouts. The former All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker representing Kogi West district, was reportedly taken by gunmen in Gwagwalada, a suburb of…

Police denies knowledge of any deployment of personnel to Saraki’s home

The Nigeria Police Force on Tuesday reacted the reported invasion of the residence of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki by its operatives. The Force said it never deployed any of its officials to “besiege” the residence of the Senate President.…

Police to Saraki: turn yourself in or face consequences

The police have asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to turn himself in for questioning or face the consequence. Saraki appeared to have failed to honour an invitation to appear before homicide detectives in Abuja at 8:00 a.m. today. The police…