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  •  Zamfara CP Elkanah retires
    Zamfara CP, Elkanah retires
     Zamfara CP Elkanah retires
    Zamfara CP, Elkanah retires
    Defence/Security4 days ago

    Zamfara CP, Elkanah retires

    The Commissioner of Police in Zamfara, Mr Ayuba Elkanah has retired after 32 years in police service.

    Elkanah said at a dinner organised in his honour on Thursday in Gusau that he has no regret joining the police force.

    He appreciated the Inspector General of Police, Usman-Baba Alkali, the state Governor, Bello Matawalle, Heads of security agencies, traditional rulers and officers and men of the command for their support, which translated into various successes.

    “My history of service carreer in the Nigerian Police Force will not be complete without mentioning Zamfara.

    “This is because, it is only in Zamfara police command that I served in three different capacities: Deputy Police Commissioner CID, Deputy Commissioner, Operations and Commissioner of Police.

    ” In his remarks, Gov Matawalle, represented by his Deputy, Sen. Hassan Nasiha congratulated Elkanah and said the state would “miss a very strong pillar” in the fight against insecurity.

    “We the people of Zamfara have enjoyed your stay with us as police commissioner.

    “We have publically admitted that we missed a very strong pillar who contributed immensely in addressing the major security challenges affecting the state,” Matawalle said.

    The governor described Elkanah as a man of honour and trust, who displayed high level of professionalism while in service.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Elkanah was earlier pulled out of service during a parade held at the 42 Police Mobile Squadron in Gusau.

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    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Court remands 3 farmers for alleged terrorism in Benue
    Court remands 3 farmers for alleged terrorism in Benue
     Court remands 3 farmers for alleged terrorism in Benue
    Court remands 3 farmers for alleged terrorism in Benue
    General news5 days ago

    Court remands 3 farmers for alleged terrorism in Benue

    A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Makurdi on Thursday remanded three farmers at the Correctional Service Centre, Makurdi for allegedly trading in dangerous weapons and terrorising Benue people.

    The farmers, Terhide Iordye, Emmanuel Kuhwa and Titus Ikyor who are of various addresses in Gboko Local Government Area of Benue, were charged with criminal conspiracy, acts of terrorism and being in possession of offensive weapons.

    Chief Magistrate Vincent Kor did not take the plea of the suspects for want of jurisdiction.

    Kor adjourned the matter until Sept. 13, for further mention.

    Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Godwin Ato, told the court that on July 4, the case was received at the State CID, Makurdi through signal from Operation Zenda Joint Task Force led by Insp. Shimave Ukooli.

    He said the team reported that on July 4, they intercepted a syndicate of illicit arms and ammunition dealer in a commercial bus at Ugbema Junction while on stop and search duty at Durah Bridge along road in Buruku Local Government Area of Benue.

    “They reported further that when they stopped the bus and searched the passengers, they found Iordye in possession of a cache of 180 rounds of 7.62×39mm live ammunition of AK-47 rifle wrapped in packets.

    “Further investigation led to the arrest of the other two suspects who were also in possession of 120 rounds of ammunition which they planned to sell to a gang of unknown gunmen terrorising Benue and environs,’’ Ato said.

    He added that the offences contravened the provisions of Sections 6(b) of the Armed Robbery and Firearms Act, 2004. The offence also contravened Section, 4(2) of the abduction, hostage-taking, kidnapping and similar activities prohibition laws of Benue, 2017 and 3(1) of the Armed Robbery and Firearms act, 2004, he said.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Serving and retired police officers family pay tributes to late Tafa Balogun
    Serving and retired police officers, family pay tributes to late Tafa Balogun
     Serving and retired police officers family pay tributes to late Tafa Balogun
    Serving and retired police officers, family pay tributes to late Tafa Balogun
    Defence/Security1 week ago

    Serving and retired police officers, family pay tributes to late Tafa Balogun

    Some retired senior police officers and family members have described the late former Inspection-General of Police (I-GP), Mr Tafa Balogun as one of the best cops Nigeria ever produced.

    The retired officers paid glowing tributes to the late Balogun in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday at his Ikoyi, Lagos residence.

    Many said Balogun was one Inspector-General of Police that brought great reforms to the force.

    Mr Tunde Alapinni, a retired Assistance Inspector-General of Police (AIG) and one-time Force Spokesman, said the impact made by Balogun could not be ignored.

    Alapinni said that Balogun was devoted to the transformation of the police and its personnel.

    In his own tribute, retired Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG) Waheed Kassim, described the late Balogun as a dear brother and friend, stressing that his death was shocking.

    For DIG David Omojola, it was too early for Balogun, whom he described as his “Big Boss’’ to leave this earth suddenly.

    “However, we are consoled that he impacted positively on our lives.

    His tenure as I-G witnessed tremendous and good policing,’’ Kassim said.

    Mr Edward Ajogun, a retired Commissioner of Police (CP) and one- time Personal Assistance to Balogun as I-GP, said his former boss was always thinking positively about the Nigeria Police Force and security of Nigeria.

    Ajogun said that Balogun brought lots of reforms into the police including the creation of female mobile police.

    He also introduced computer training for officers, mass promotion for officers stranded for years and ensuring that officers were promoted according to seniority.

    He said that under Balogun, the Force had credible staff list which was used for promotion, stressing that the late I-GP was a unifier, encouraging officers to work as a team.

    Commissioner of Police in Lagos state, Mr Abiodun Alabi, described late Balogun as a visionary leader and a mentor to many retired and serving officers.

    Alabi said that anytime he visited the late I-GP, he always drew attention to how best Lagos should be policed.

    “The Force will miss his wealth of experience.

    It is his mentorship that has piloted some of us to where we are today in the Force,’’Alabi said.

    Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State CID, Mr Fayoade Adegoke, described the late I-GP as, “a great dad, benefactor, mentor, super cop who revolutionised the Force as an I-GP.

    ’’ The first son of the deceased, Mr Abayomi Balogun, said that his father never changed one bit before his death as an advocate of doing anything that was right.

    He said many people misunderstood his father as a strict person, stressing that members of the family were not exempted from such strictness.

    He described his father as a brilliant officer, father, who always attracted standing ovations at occasions, local or international wherever he was made to deliver speeches or lectures.

    The second daughter of late Balogun, Ms Bolale Balogun, said her father would be greatly missed for many things, including food recipes, words pronunciation, reading and responsible behaviour.

    “My father taught me that there is no alternative to success than to follow due process in all things.

    “He made me tough like himself.

    If he wants to punish you for doing wrong, it is 24 strokes of the cane; because of this, no one dares get into daddy’s trouble,’’ she recollected.

    The former police boss died at Reddington Hospital in Lagos on Balogun will be buried on Saturday in Osun. He was Nigeria’s 21st indigenous Inspector-General of Police.

    He served as IG-P during the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

    He joined the Nigerian Police Force in May 1973 as member of Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Course 3. Balogun attended the University of Lagos and graduated in 1972 with a B.

    A. in Political Science.

    He worked in various police commands and rose through the ladder to become IG-P.

    Balogun was at a time the Principal Staff Officer to former Inspector-General of Police, Alhaji Muhammadu Gambo, and Deputy Commissioner of Police, Edo, and pioneer Commissioner of Police in Delta.

    He was also CP in Rivers and Abia states.

    Balogun, a fellow of the premier highest military institution in Nigeria, the National War College, later became an Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone One, Kano, from where he was named the 21st I-GP of Police on March 6, 2002.
    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  High Net Worth Individuals Corporations and Institutions to Benefit from Yellow Card s Over the Counter OTC Crypto Desk
    High Net Worth Individuals, Corporations, and Institutions to Benefit from Yellow Card’s Over-the-Counter (OTC) Crypto Desk
     High Net Worth Individuals Corporations and Institutions to Benefit from Yellow Card s Over the Counter OTC Crypto Desk
    High Net Worth Individuals, Corporations, and Institutions to Benefit from Yellow Card’s Over-the-Counter (OTC) Crypto Desk
    Africa2 weeks ago

    High Net Worth Individuals, Corporations, and Institutions to Benefit from Yellow Card’s Over-the-Counter (OTC) Crypto Desk

    The African cryptocurrency market is growing rapidly and has become a financial solution for many.

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    The OTC office, launched in 2021, provides access to a massive global network across the 16 African countries where the company operates, including South Africa, Nigeria, Uganda, Ghana, Kenya, Cameroon, Botswana, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Zambia, to name a few.

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  •  Police release Zamfara journalist on bail
    Police release Zamfara journalist on bail
     Police release Zamfara journalist on bail
    Police release Zamfara journalist on bail
    General news3 weeks ago

    Police release Zamfara journalist on bail

    The Police Command in Zamfara on Saturday night released the leadership Newspapers reporter, Umar Maradun, on bail.

    The Police released Maradun  at about 10 p.m. on Saturday.

    Maradun was arrested in the early hours of Saturday  from his country home, Maradun, Maradun Local Government Area and  detained at the Criminal Investigation Department(CID) Gusau.

    The Police have not advanced any  reason for his arrest.

    The Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Ayuba  Elkanah, ordered for his release to the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on bail.

    Elkanah, however,  directed that Maradun should be returned for an interview with him on Monday at 7:30 a.m.Chairman of the NUJ state Council, Mr Ibrahim Maizare, signed an undertaking to return Maradun to the Police Command on the date.

    Maradun, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday insisted he was not aware of any wrong doing that warranted his arrest.

    He said the Police in Maradun, arrived at his home on July 23 at about 10 a.m. and said he was invited to give an explanation over a petition against him.

    Maradun said he was immediately transferred to the command headquarters in Gusau and was detained.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Police command presents N14 6m cheques to deceased families in Katsina
    Police command presents N14.6m cheques to deceased families in Katsina
     Police command presents N14 6m cheques to deceased families in Katsina
    Police command presents N14.6m cheques to deceased families in Katsina
    Defence/Security4 weeks ago

    Police command presents N14.6m cheques to deceased families in Katsina

    Police command presents N14.6m cheques to deceased families in Katsina     Cheques< Katsina State Police Command has presented cheques for N14.6 million to 18 families and next of kins of deceased police officers who died in active service.

      Presenting the cheques in Katsina, the Commissioner of Police, Idrisu Dabban, said the gesture was part of the Family Scheme, initiated by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Alkali Baba.

    The Commissioner was represented by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of CID, DCP Baffa Magaji-Jahun.

     Dabban commended the IGP for improving the welfare of the officers and men of the Nigerian Police Force.

    He further urged the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the money for their wellbeing.

    Abba Mainasara, who spoke on behalf of other beneficiaries, thanked the IGP for the welfare package and promised to use the money judiciously.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the beneficiaries were presented with various cheques of different amounts to support them and reduce their hardships.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Court remands 2 farmers for allegedly abducting their colleague
    Court remands 2 farmers for allegedly abducting their colleague
     Court remands 2 farmers for allegedly abducting their colleague
    Court remands 2 farmers for allegedly abducting their colleague
    General news1 month ago

    Court remands 2 farmers for allegedly abducting their colleague

    A Makurdi Chief Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday ordered that two farmers be remanded for allegedly abducting their colleague.

    The police charged Iorfa Pinen and Saaior Amahundu  who live in Turan Village in Kwande Local Government Area of Benue with five counts of criminal conspiracy, abduction, criminal force, armed robbery and inciting public disturbance.

    However, the Magistrate, Mr Vincent Kor, did not take the plea of the farmers for want in jurisdiction.

    Kor directed the police to return the case file to the Benue Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.

    The magistrate adjourned the matter until Aug. 31 for further mention.

    Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp Godwin Ato told the court that a petition written by the victim,  Terhile Demenongo to the Commissioner of Police, Benue, was received at the State CID, Makurdi on June 9.

    Ato said the suspects and others, at large, trespassed into Demenongo’s farm and dragged him to Abande Village with his working tools.

    The prosecution said the suspects humiliated him and took N37,000 from him and later allowed him to go home.

    Ato said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 6(b), 1(I)(2)(a)(b) of the Robbery and Firearms Act, 2004, 3(2) of the Abduction, Hostage Taking, Kidnapping, Secret Cult and Similar Activities Prohibition Laws of Benue, 2017 and 116 of the Penal Code Laws of Benue, 2004.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Enugu counciI boss decries burning of INEC s office
    Enugu counciI boss decries burning of INEC’s office
     Enugu counciI boss decries burning of INEC s office
    Enugu counciI boss decries burning of INEC’s office
    Defence/Security1 month ago

    Enugu counciI boss decries burning of INEC’s office

    Chief Ejike Itodo, the Chairman, Igboeze-North Local Government Area of Enugu State, has decried the burning down of INEC office in the area by suspected arsonists.
    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that yet-to-be identified hoodlums torched the commission’s office in the council area on Sunday night.
    Reacting to the incident in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday, Itodo described the incident as unfortunate.
    He expressed sadness that the hoodlums targetted INEC office for attack.
    “It’s unfortunate that at the period INEC is making serious preparations for the 2023 general elections, some criminal elements chose to set the commission’s office on fire.
    “What happened on Sunday night is a reflection of security challenges facing the country .
    “The council will continue to collaborate with relevant security agencies in the area to beef up security to avoid a repeat of the ugly incident,” he said.
    The Police Public Relation Officer in the state, Mr Daniel Ndukwe, had in statement on Monday confirmed the incident.
    Ndukwe stated that the Commissioner of Police, Mr Abubakar Lawal, had ordered the State CID to conduct thorough investigations to ascertain the cause of the attack.
    “The police have urged residents of the area to support police with credible information and intelligence in the ongoing investigations.
    “Meanwhile, the area has been cordoned-off for preservation and further investigative actions,” Ndukwe stated.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Court remands native doctor for allegedly defiling 15 year old girl
    Court remands native doctor for allegedly defiling 15-year-old girl
     Court remands native doctor for allegedly defiling 15 year old girl
    Court remands native doctor for allegedly defiling 15-year-old girl
    General news2 months ago

    Court remands native doctor for allegedly defiling 15-year-old girl

    A Makurdi Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday ordered that a native doctor, Edwin Iordye, be remanded in a correction centre for allegedly defiling a 15-tear-old girl.The poice charged Iordye, who lives in Makurdi with deferment.However, the Magistrate, Mr Vincent Kor, did not take the plea of Iordye for want in jurisdiction.Kor adjourned the matter until Aug 2 for further mention.Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp Godwin Ato told the court that the case was received at the state CID, Makurdi, from the Divisional Police Headquarters, ‘D’ Division, Makurdi on June 16.Ato said that a relation of the victim, Blessing Tyokpe, reported the case at the ‘D’ Division Police Station on June 13.The prosecutor said that the victim’s cousin reported that her cousin suffered a leg pain and was taken to Iordye, to treat her.He said the suspect asked the victim to pull her clothes off so that he could apply an ointment on her.The police said that Iordye defiled her.The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Section 284 of the Penal Code Laws of Benue, 2004.NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Police arraign 2 for allegedly belonging to gang of thieves in Benue
    Police arraign 2 for allegedly belonging to gang of thieves in Benue
     Police arraign 2 for allegedly belonging to gang of thieves in Benue
    Police arraign 2 for allegedly belonging to gang of thieves in Benue
    General news2 months ago

    Police arraign 2 for allegedly belonging to gang of thieves in Benue

    The Police Command in Benue on Friday arraigned Teryima Tsekaa and Agber Terkuma before a Makurdi Upper Area Court 2A for allegedly belonging to gang of thieves in Makurdi.

    The Police Prosecutor, Insp Veronica Shaagee, told the court that the case was transferred from ‘E Division Police Station to State CID, Makurdi, via letter NO:AR:310080 dated 26th May.

    Shaagee said that on 17th May, one Mr Asen Shachia of Tse Asen villige, opposite Owner’s Occuppier estate reported the case.

    She said an informant called the Police that the youth have arrested Tervima Tschaa and Agber Terkuma, all of Ukpo community, Opposite Vaatia Junction, George Akume Way, Makurdi.

    She said the informant alleged that the two specialized in house breaking and stealing from uncompleted buildings at Owner’s Occuppier estate.

    She said a team of Policemen, led by ASP Festus Yamu, rushed to the scene and took the said Teryima Tsekaa and Agber Terkuma to the Police station.

    The Prosecutor said that in the course of investigation, the suspects confessed to committing the offence.

    Shaagee said the accused contravened Section 307 of the Penal Code Law Suggested.

    She said investigation into matter was still ongoing and requested for an adjournment to complete it.

    However, when the case came up for mention, the accused denied the allegations against them.

    The Magistrate, Mrs Rose Iyorshe, admitted them to bail in the sum of N100,000 with one reliable surety each in the like sum who is a resident within the jurisdiction of the court.

    Iyorshe further adjourned the case to July 20 July further mention.

    (NAN)