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FG To Probe SARS

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THE Federal Government is set to launch an investigation into the activities of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS).

Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi, said all victims of FSARS’ excesses will get justice; erring officers will be dealt with.

The police in Lagos released numbers through which complaints against officers can be made.

They are 09057597931 (WhatsApp), 09010512350, 09010512348 and 09090003792.

Press Secretary of the Minister, Osaigbovo Ehisienmen, in a statement in Abuja, quoted the minister as urging the police leadership to strengthen oversight mechanisms.

The minister added that the ministry’s newly inaugurated Servicom Unit has been mandated to work closely with the Police Public Complaint Unit and relevant department of the Police Service Commission to fast-track resolution of all cases of infraction against policemen and bring erring officers to book, to serve as a deterrent to others.

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, warned that any policeman caught violating any citizen’s right will be promptly arrested, dismissed and prosecuted.

Addressing police personnel deployed for election security duty in Ondo State, Adamu said he was deeply concerned about the re-surging trend of unprofessional conducts by some police personnel.

“I am in this instance, referring specifically to the excesses of personnel in the Federal and State Anti-Robbery Squad and other special units that operate in mufti.

“I am, therefore, sounding this note of warning loudly and clearly. Henceforth, any police personnel that insists on being incorrigible by engaging in abuse of his or her powers in a manner that degrades, endangers or threatens the life and other fundamental rights of the citizens shall be promptly arrested, processed through our internal disciplinary machinery and if found culpable, shall be dismissed from service.”

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) praised Adamu on his decision to ban men of the FSARS and tactical squads from routine patrol and stop and search duties.

The NGF, in a statement by its Chairman, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, issued through NGF spokesman, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, sought appropriate sanctions against law enforcement officers who have been lawless.

“The IGP’s instructions could not have come at a better time when a majority of Nigerians are unhappy with this cohort of police officers who have routinely engaged in unlawful killings and torture, thereby giving the Force a bad name.

“It is helpful to recall that SARS has been cautioned in the same manner before only for it to go back to its old ways.

“Our young people should not be criminalised simply on account of how they look or their mode of dressing or the cars they drive, the type of phone they carry, etc. This is an assault on their fundamental human rights.

“We think this is a timely clinical response by the leadership of the Nigerian Police Force and must specially commend IGP Adamu for his promptness and boldness.

“However, we hope that the announcement this time will promptly be followed by action and that there will be no reversal to the unorthodox enforcement practices being complained against.

“We call for appropriate sanctions against law enforcement officers that have been lawless and irresponsible in the exercise of their duties against ordinary Nigerians,” NGF said.

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, during a visit to Adamu, expressed concern about the criminalisation of youths by men of the FSARS.

He told the IGP: “The youth of this country are not all criminals. Profiling should stop.”

The Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, said contrary to claims on the social media, nobody died in the incident in Ughelli that sparked an outrage.

Also, the state police command spokesman, Onome Onomewakpoyeya, said the viral video of SARS Operatives purportedly shooting a young man and leaving with his Lexus Jeep was misleading.

He said in a statement: “On 3rd of October, 2020 at about 1600hrs, operatives of Safe Delta Squad in Ughelli, while on patrol along Warri/Ughelli by Wetland Hotel Ughelli, observed a white Lexus Jeep without registration number that suddenly parked by the roadside, which on sighting police patrol team, zoomed off at high speed in a suspicious manner.

“It could be recalled that it is under similar circumstances that some kidnappers recently kidnapped a woman who was with her two children in her car in the same Ughelli…before they were later arrested in Patani.

“Consequently, the team gave them a hot chase and they successfully intercepted the vehicle and arrested the two occupants.

“On their way to the station with the arrested suspects inside the police patrol vehicle, one of the suspects jumped out of the moving vehicle and sustained body and head injuries.

“While trying to rescue him, an angry mob came out to attack the policemen which made the team leave the scene with the other suspect in their patrol vehicle to their office to avoid a violent confrontation with the mob.

“However, other police patrol teams were promptly mobilised to the scene but were informed that the victim had been rushed to a private hospital in Ughelli by passers-by.

“The patrol team immediately visited the victim in the hospital where he is being treated and saw him alive and recuperating.”

A member of the House of Representatives, Akin Alabi, filed a motion for an urgent dissolution of SARS.

In the document sighted by The Nation, Alabi, the lawmaker representing Egbeda/Ona Ara Constituency, said there was enough evidence to proscribe SARS immediately, warning that the unit has committed enough atrocities.

“Policing in Nigeria continues to fall short of modern practices where citizens should be treated with utmost respect and decorum, therefore making it very difficult for an average citizen to truly trust that the police are their friends,” Alabi said.

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SCHOOLS SECURITY: LAGOS CP LECTURES PRINCIPALS, DIRECTORS

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Deploys Men to Boarding Schools, Shares SecurityTips

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has been sensitive and proactive to fortifying security in and around schools in Lagos State, particularly, the boarding schools with a view to protecting students, staffers and their facilities.

The Commissioner of Police, in order to build confidence in the principals, students, parents of the schools and officials of the Lagos State Ministry of Education, had a security meeting and lecture with the principals and officials of the Ministry of Education on redesigning and fortifying security of schools across the state, on Thursday 1st April, 2021 at Adeyemi Bero Hall, Alausa Ikeja-Lagos.

The Hon Commissioner for Education, Lagos State, and the Police Command had deemed it necessary to organise such a meeting to review the security architecture and improve on the safety of all schools in the state by building confidence in the concerned staffers, students, parents and the Government of Lagos State; and intensifying efforts on deploying its human and material resources to protect lives and property in the schools.

The police boss had an interactive session with them and shared some security tips with them so as to propel them into actions on the general security of schools, both private and public, in the state.

The Hon Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folashade Adefisoye, appreciated the command and other participants at the meeting for their time and supports so far on the security of schools in the state and encouraged them to put in their best to work with the police and other security agencies in the state in ensuring that our schools in Lagos State are safe and fortified against any attacks.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, was accompanied to the meeting by all the fourteen Area Commaders in the state, Heads of Departments and the Intelligence officers of the command. Others that were present at the meeting were the Chairman Teaching Service Commission, Mrs Elizabeth Ariyo, who was represented by Mr Sulaiman Ajayi, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mrs Abosede Adelaja, the Director General, Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr Lanre Omojola, the Chairman Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, Hon Wahab Alawiye-King and the Tutor General/ Permanent Secretaries from Districts 1 to 6 in the state.

The Commissioner of Police therefore assured all and sundry, especially owners and principals of schools to remain calm as the command has taken necessary steps in deploying its human and material resources including Intelligence gathering, patrols, raids of black spots, sensitisation programmes, Town Hall Meetings, threat analyses etc to brace up the security in and around both private and public schools in Lagos State.

He also urged the parents and guardians to assist in supervising their kids (students) and volunteer information to the police and other security agencies as it affects the safety of schools in the state.

E-SIGNED

CSP OLUMUYIWA ADEJOBI(mnipr)
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
LAGOS STATE COMMAND
IKEJA-LAGOS
DATED 5TH APRIL, 2021

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ANTI CULTISM FIGHT: LAGOS POLICE ARREST SERIAL KILLER CULTIST, SUSPECTED ARMED ROBBERS NABS MAN, 43, FOR DEFILING WIFE’S NIECE, 15

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The Police detectives attached to Sagamu Road Division, led by the Divisional Police Officer, Sagamu Road, Ikorodu, on Sunday, 4th April, 2021, at about 10am, apprehended one wanted serial killer cultist, Segun Agodo, m, in Odongunyan area of Ikoodu, Lagos State.

In a communique E-SIGNED by CSP OLUMUYIWA ADEJOBI(mnipr)
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
LAGOS STATE COMMAND
IKEJA-LAGOS
DATED 4TH APRIL, 2021has it that Segun, a senior member of Eye Confraternity, had been on the run for a while since he got the wind that he had been declared wanted by the police for his atrocities in Ikorodu area of Lagos State. But he was sighted in Ikorodu today 4th April, 2021, while the DPO Sagamu Road Division and his men were on Surveillance patrol around Ikorodu.

The suspect, who has been fingered in many murder cases, including alleged killing of a policeman, in Ikorodu, was arrested in possession of two (2) locally-made revolver pistols, each loaded with seven (7) and fourteen (14) rounds of cartridges, one axe, some cutlasses and assorted charms.

Similarly, the police detectives attached to Alakuko Division of the command, on 2nd April, 2021, at about 5.30am, arrested one Sola Akinwole, m, 27, where the suspect and his gang members were robbing at a car/motorcycles shop located at AMJE Bus Stop, Alakuko Area of Lagos State.

The police detectives raced to the scene while responding to a distress call from the shop. The suspected armed robbers had shot one of the guards at the shop, Tairu Baba, m, 20, before the police arrived the scene. One Locally-made pistol and four (4) cartridges were recovered from the suspect.

In another development, the police operatives attached to Festac Division on 3rd April, 2021, at about 3pm, arrested one Jonas Nnubia, m, 43, for defiling his wife’s neice (name withheld) at 1st Avenue, L Close, Festac, Lagos State.

The victim, who was taken to the police station in company of some officials of the Child Protection Network, Lagos State, alleged that the suspect has defiled her severally and warned her not to disclose his criminal act to anyone or else she dies.

The victim has been taken to the hospital for necessary medical examination and attention in order to assist the police in carrying out their discreet Investigation into the matter.

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has directed that the suspects involved in the cases be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for proper investigation and possible prosecution.

CP Hakeem Odumosu further stated that the command will leave no stone unturned in making sure that Lagos State is rid of criminals, especially cultists who are the major perpetrators of crimes and social vices in the state. He also promised to continually partner with the Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development and other interest groups in fighting against gender/domestic based violence in the state.

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Iwo Action Council, (IWAC) Honours Engr. (DR) Ademola Adedapo ln A Grand Style

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An adage says ” For someone to be Honoured, He/ She must be a good person in the society. This is a perfect description of the event of today.

Today is historical and unique in the life of Adedapo Royal family from Gbase ruling House of lwo, as one of their illustrious son and captain of industry, Engr.(Dr.) Ademola Adedapo an Abuja based philantropist though hails from foke’s compd, lwo. Osun state is being Honoured today by Iwo Action Council, (IWAC) with the prestigious PHILANTHROPIC SON of the soil Award having been contributing immensely towards the social economic development of his fatherland in many various capacities, ranging from sponsorship of vulnerable wards, paying WAEC fee of some selected students, handsome donations at every annual lwo day celebrations and yearly quiz competition organised for all science students in the state of Osun amongst other. Engr. Ademola Adedapo premised all these lofty and remarkable services to complement the effort and developmental agenda of our Amiable and dynamic Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola in his giant strides to turn Osun into a state of El dorado’s.
However, Engr. Ademola Adedapo as part of his developmental zeal and passion to develop and engage the upcoming school leavers.

He founded the following companies to assist in gainful employment of the young graduands: Aenon Foundations, DEEDAM INVESTMENT LTD, HERIPROM NIG LTD and above all, He is the Chairman, AENON HOTELS And SUITE, GRA, Osogbo.

Furthermore, Having done all these to the society towards raising the economic standard of the people of Iwo in no small way, I think, I will go by popular believe which I suspected geared IWO ACTION COUNCIL, (IWAC) that ” To Whom Much Is Giving, Much Is Expected”.

The PHILANTHROPIC Award bestowed on Engr. (Dr.) Ademola Adedapo is indeed likened to the saying which goes thus ; ” A Round Peg In A Round Hole”.

This kind of Award of recognition on eminent son of the soil, will surely spur him and others who are beneficiary of other various award to do more by investing in the service of humanity and God.

On a final note, kindly, help us to celebrate, felicitates and appreciate, Engr.(Dr.) Prince, Ademola Adedapo and wife as well as the family members as He is being bestow with the Award of PHILANTHROPIC SON powered by IWO ACTION COUNCIL, (IWAC). This award is a very clear testimony of Engr.(Dr.) Ademola Adedapo’s Goodwill and humanitarians service towards the development of people and it’s immediate environment.

Congratulations to Omo Oba Ademola Adedapo on your investiture as Most PHILANTHROPIC SON of the day, courtesy, IWAC.

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