The Commissioner of Police in Jigawa, Mr Aliyu Tafida has warned police personnel against human rights violation, extortion and other unethical conducts while enforcing ban on spy number plate in the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP Lawan Shiisu, said this in a statement on Tuesday in Dutse.
Tafida gave the warning in furtherance to the directive of the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Usman Baba with regards to the ban on spy number plate in the country.
He directed Area Commanders (ACs) and Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) to professionally enforce the order and conficscate all spy number plates with immediate effect.
The CP advised those in possession of such number plates to submit it to the Police Headquarters or the nearest police station.
“Police officers and officers of other security agencies attached to VIPs who use spy number plates are to ensure compliance with the IGP’s directive or risk being arrested for disobedience to lawful order,” he said.
While reitrating commitment of the command to protect lives and property, Tafida urged the people to cooperate with police to enhance security in the state.
The Police Command in Plateau has commenced the enforcement of the ban on use of spy number plates by vehicle owners in the state, as directed by the Inspector General of Police (I-GP).
DSP Alfred Alabo, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Jos.
The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the IGP, Usman Alkali, recently banned the use of spy number plates by vehicle owners across the nation.
He said that in line with directive of the IGP, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Bartholomew Onyeka, had also directed all heads of formations, units and area commanders to immediately commence arrest of defaulters.
”The Commissioner of Police Plateau command wishes to inform the general public, particularly owners of vehicles using the spy number plates, with or without authorisation, to henceforth stop using such plates with immediate effect.
”They are to respectfully return such number plates to the state command through the office of the PPRO of the command.
”All Area Commanders, DPO’s, HOD’s and Tactical Teams are hereby directed to go all out and effectively and professionally ensure the enforcement of the IGP’s directives without further delay,” he said.
Alabo said that the Commissioner warned all security personnel to respect the rights of citizens in the state while enforcing the ban He further directed that all Policemen attached to VIPs currently using the spy number plates, should ensure prompt compliance with the directives or risk being arrested for deliberately violating it.
He called on residents of the state to support the command to actualise the directive, adding that the decision aimed at promoting the security of lives and property of citizens
Mr. Muhammed Gumel, Police Commissioner in Sokoto State, has reaffirmed the force's commitment to facilitating the speedy administration of justice and the observance of human rights.
Gumel, according to a statement released to journalists in Sokoto on Friday by the Command's Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Sanusi Abubakar, made the claim when he received leadership from the Sokoto Chapter of the Nigerian Bar Association.
The police chief reiterated that police officers under his direction were always required to be professional in their dealings.
“As I take up my post at Sokoto State, I continue to ask our staff to always be professional and ensure that their doors are open.
"This is to be able to receive genuine complaints from members of the public and to always serve and protect society," he said.
Gumel also insisted that bail will remain free, while reaffirming his commitment to zero tolerance for corruption.
He thanked NBA leaders for the visit, noting that "the visit has provided a venue to discuss crucial issues in the criminal justice system, including human rights and related matters under existing law."
State NBA President Mr. Muhammad Nuhu thanked the Police Commissioner and his team for their sustained commitment to addressing security challenges in the state.
The Police Command in Enugu State has fixed the medical screening of candidates for constables’ recruitment who scaled through the Computer-Based Test (CBT) for May 18 and May 21.
This is contained in a statement issued by the command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Daniel Ndukwe, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Enugu.
“The command wishes to inform indigenes of the state, who applied for 2021 police constables’ recruitment and scaled through the CBT, that the automated medical screening stage has been scheduled for between May 18 and May 21.
“It will take place by 8 a.m. daily at the Police Hospital, Central Police Station (CPS), Akwa, Anambra State, on the basis of their local governments of origin.
“Consequently, the candidates are advised to visit the recruitment portal on https:.policerecruitment.gov.ng to check their medical screening status.
“Qualified candidates are to print the medical screening slip bearing their respective date and time of the screening.
“They must present their print-out and NIN slips, and they must appear in white T-shirt on white shorts at the venue of the exercise,” he said.
Ndukwe quoted the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Lawal Abubakar, as congratulating qualified candidates for the penultimate stage of the recruitment process from the state and wishing them success at the exercise.
He, however, warned them to be wary of job scammers, as “the exercise is absolutely free and without any pecuniary obligation.”
The police spokesman enjoined the candidates to call 08100004507 for complaints or further enquiries. (
The Police Command in Lagos State has invited successful candidates in the recently concluded Computer-Based Test (CBT) for medical screening.
The Command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Benjamin Hundeyin, stated this in a statement on Friday in Lagos.
The statement read: “The command wishes to invite the general public, particularly Lagos State candidates who were successful in the recently CBT for the ongoing 2021 recruitment of Constables into the Force for the next stage, which is the Medical Screening Exercise.
“Candidates who participated in the recruitment screening CBT are to check their application status on the recruitment portal, and print out their medical screening slips, if qualified.
“The medical screening exercise is scheduled to hold from May 17th, 2022 to 31st May, 2022 at the Zone 2 Headquarters, Onikan, Lagos at 0800hrs daily,”
According to him, the Commissioner of Police in the State, CP Abiodun Alabi, congratulates all the successful candidates.
“CP Alabi congratulates successful candidates and extends his best wishes to them.
“He urged them to be disciplined and conduct themselves appropriately before, during and after the exercise.”
The PPRO said that the successful candidates should call 08100004507 for further enquiries on the screening.
The Police Command in Akwa Ibom, has confirmed the release of a Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Alphonsus Uboh, abducted from the Church premises at Mkpat Enin Local Government Area.
SP Odiko Macdon, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Command confirmed this in a statement to newsmen on Thursday in Uyo.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Catholic Priest was abducted from his residence at the Church in Ikot Abasi, on Ekparakwa Etinan road, Mkpat Enin LGA.
Macdon said that the victim was released by his abductors at about 2:00 a.m., on Thursday.
He said that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Andrew Amiengheme, expressed delight with the release of the Priest.
He, however, warned perpetrators of such dateredly acts to desist as the law would soon catch up with them.
The Police Command in Lagos says it has arrested a 30-year-old man over alleged illegal possession of firearm.
The command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest in a statement issued on Wednesday in Lagos.
He said that the suspect was arrested by officers of the Safer Highways Unit during a stop-and-search operation at Alagbado area of the state.
“The suspect was arrested during a routine stop-and-search at an entry point between Lagos and Ogun states, in the Alagbado area of Lagos,” Hundeyin said.
He further stated that two other persons, who were with the suspect on the same motorcycle, took to their heels.
The police spokesman said that when the suspect’s bag was searched, a Chinese-made pistol was recovered, adding that efforts were on to arrest the fleeing suspects.
He said that the suspect and the exhibit had been transferred to the state police headquarters for further investigation.
The soldiers of the 93 Battalion, Nigerian Army in Takum, Takum Local Government Area (LGA) of Taraba, have come under heavy banditry attack, leaving six dead, and one missing.
DSP Abubakar Usman, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Taraba Command, who confirmed the report to newsmen in Jalingo, said that the soldiers were on their way to repel an attack on Tati village in Takum LGA, when they were ambushed by the bandits.
Usman also confirmed that the commander of the operation was still missing in action.
The PPRO also confirmed a bomb blast at the Headquarters of the 6th Brigade, Nigerian Army, located along House of Assembly Road, Sabongari area of Jalingo.
He said that the explosive device was thrown into the base by a passerby, and it landed on the ground.
He, however, said that no casualty was recorded.
A NAN correspondent who visited the scene reports that there was heavy military presence at the base and the entire road leading to the facility was barricaded, and a diversion was created to prevent movement close to the base.
A 74-year old man, Bassey Inyang, has been handed over to the police for alleged sexual abuse of a 12-year old girl in Calabar.
The suspect, who resides at 14 Waddell Street, Mbukpa in Calabar, was whisked away by men of the Anti-Cult and Kidnapping Squad of the Cross River Police Command following an alarm raised by members of the community.
A witness had alleged that this was not Inyang’s first time while other parents, who had similar experiences, also opened up to tell their stories.
They said luck ran out of the suspect when the mother of the 12-year old (name withheld) came to the suspect’s compound to confront him because her daughter had contracted a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD).
They said the mother noticed blood stains on the underwear of the minor and asked her what happened and she opened up that she had been assaulted sexually by the suspect.
Commenting on the incident, Mr Pendo Ned, Secretary of Ikot Edet Etim village in Efut Abua West clan in the Mbukpa area, said when they got the information, the suspect was brought before the Community Head, Muri Ebuka Ebuka.
“Before the community, the suspect confessed to the heinous crime.
“We seriously condemn such crime against minors reportedly perpetrated by the suspect; we invited the police to pick him for further interrogation,” he said.
Also, Mr James Ibor, a Child Rights Activist and Chairman of Cross River Child Protection Network, urged the police to conclude its investigation so that the suspect would face the law.
Ibor, who is also the Secretary, Administration of Criminal Justice Monitoring, said he would not relent on the case until justice was duly served.
When contacted, DSP Irene Ugbo, State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), said she was yet to be briefed on the matter, and promised to follow up the investigation.
The police command in Lagos state says it has arrested a 28-year-old man, Samuel Msughter on the road for allegedly posing as a military officer.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest to journalists on Friday in Lagos.
He said the suspect, who was fully dressed in military uniform, was arrested while escorting goods to their destination.
“The suspect specializes in escorting goods in full military uniform.
“However, the investigation is ongoing to unravel the full extent of his criminality, especially in uniform.
"The suspect will be charged in court at the end of the investigation," Hundeyin said.