Friday, October 05, 2018

Press Release: Police Explains Why It Forcefully Disperse PDP Bigwigs' Protesters On Osun Poll |PoliFocus

The police have responded to the alleged teargassing of Peoples Democratic Party's lawmakers earlier today in the nation's capital.

The statement reads:
Senator Bukola Saraki, Senator Dino Melaye and Senator Ben Bruce who were captured on camera to have been involved in the disturbance of public peace and public safety, unlawful blockade of Shehu Shagari way for several hours preventing motorists, road users and other members of the public from having access and passage on the highway thereby disturbing public peace and public safety and causing innocent people to scamper for safety and violent attack on Policemen posted to ensure security of the Force Headquarters, pushing and hitting the Policemen to forcefully enter the Force Headquarters to cause damage to Police equipment and Government properties are hereby invited to report themselves to the IGP Monitoring Unit at the Force Headquarters on Monday, 8th October, 2018 for investigation. 

Today at about 1330Hrs, unruly and violent protesters who are members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in their hundreds with thugs and miscreants inside several trucks and vehicles blocked the Shehu Shagari way in front of the Nigeria Police Force, Headquarters creating a gridlock of traffic on the highway and preventing motorists, road users and other members of the public from having access and passage on Shehu Shagari way thereby disturbing public peace and public safety and causing innocent people to scamper for safety, suddenly the unruly/violent protesters surge and rushed violently on the Policemen posted to ensure safety of the Force Headquarters premises, pushing and hitting the Policemen to forcefully enter the Force Headquarters to cause damage to Police equipment and Government properties. 

2. The Police team headed by a very Senior Police Officer despite the provocation, after issuing words of proclamation, warning this unruly PDP protesters who were chanting war songs of ”we no go gree o, we no go gree, we no go gree”, charged the Police personnel who used minimum force and dispersed them. 

3. Senator Dino Melaye, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce and others yet to be identified were recorded on Camera pushing Policemen to forcefully enter the Force Headquarters to damage and destroy Police equipment and Government properties while Senator Bukola Saraki was at the scene of the attack in his car also captured on camera along with hundreds of miscreants and thugs in the acts of disturbance of public peace and public safety, unlawful blockade of Shehu Shagari way for several hours preventing motorists, road users and other members of the public from having access and passage on the highway thereby disturbing public peace and public safety and causing innocent people to scamper for safety. 

4. The Inspector General of Police has directed immediate investigation into this unprovoked and unwarranted attack on the personnel of the Nigeria Police Force and the Force Headquarters premises which is against the law and condemnable. The Force will do everything within the law to bring all perpetrators of this crime to justice, no matter how highly placed.

5. Consequently, Senator Bukola Saraki, Senator Dino Melaye and Senator Ben Bruce who were captured on camera to have been involved in the disturbance of public peace and public safety, unlawful blockade of Shehu Shagari way for several hours preventing motorists, road users and other members of the public from having access and passage on the highway thereby disturbing public peace and public safety and causing innocent people to scamper for safety and violent attack on Policemen posted to ensure security of the Force Headquarters, pushing and hitting the Policemen to forcefully enter the Force Headquarters to cause damage to Police equipment and Government properties are hereby invited to report themselves to the IGP Monitoring Unit at the Force Headquarters on Monday, 8th October, 2018 for investigation. 

6. Members of the public in the FCT are implored to remain calm as the situation is under control. Further development will be communicated to the public soon.

Ag. DCP JIMOH MOSHOOD
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FORCE HEADQUARTERS







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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Ex EFCC Boss, Nuhu Ribadu Denies stepping Down From Adamawa Guber Race |PoliFocus

An aspirant to the office of governor of Adamawa State under the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nuhu Ribadu, has denied reports that he has withdrawn from the race, Premium Times has reported.

The denial was contained in a statement Friday by the Director General of his campaign organisation, Salihu Bawuro, in Yola.

“Our attention is drawn to rumours circulating to the effect that Mallam Nuhu Ribadu has withdrawn his aspiration for Adamawa State governorship under the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Friday, September 28, 2018

#Oyo2019: Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu Screened Out Of APC Gov Primaries Over NYSC Certificate |PoliFocus

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has declined to clear the Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, for its governorship primaries.

Shittu, who is interested in becoming the party’s governorship candidate in Oyo State, was screened out of the primary for not having a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Frustrated Beautiful Lady Took To Twitter To Look For Man That'll Marry Her This Year |PoliFocus

A frustrated beautiful middle-aged lady has took to Twitter in her search for a husband.

The Port Harcourt based lady said that man that should 'apply' must be ready to walk down the isles with her unfailingly this year.

At Last! National Assembly Set To Reconvene, Announces New Date For Resumption |PoliFocus

National Assembly Set To Reconvene, Announces Date For Resumption |PoliFocus
A new resumption date has been announced for the two chambers of the National Assembly.

The parliament, which was earlier slated to resume on Tuesday, September 25, following the ongoing two-month annual recess, will now resume on October 9.

I Steal Motorcycle Anytime I’m Broke, Says 24-year-old Suspect |PoliFocus

A robbery suspect arrested by officers of the Niger State Police Command, has confessed to stealing a motorcycle, a crime he commits each time he is broke, Laila has reported.

According to the suspect, Manyan Gimba who was arrested with a Bajaj motorcycle valued at N230,000, he had stolen several motorcycles which he sold to meet his financial responsibilities.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

#OsunDecides2018: Davido Raises Alarm, Says 1,000 Votes Have Been Deleted From Ayedaade LG Results |PoliFocus

Singer Adeleke David popularly known as Davido has raised an alarm that the election umpire has manipulate the result of Ayedaade local government with 1,000 votes.






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Saturday, September 22, 2018

#OsunDecides2018: Police Parade Two Suspected Vote Buyers Arrested In Iwo LG As N604k Was Found On Them (PHOTOS) |PoliFocus

Police have arrested two men suspected to be buying votes in the ongoing Osun gubernatorial election.

The duo were arrested in Iwo local government of the state with the sum of N604,000. It is expected that the law will not be perverted over this.

Friday, September 21, 2018

After Many Denials, Oyo Gov Abiola Ajimobi Officially Announces Senatorial Ambition |PoliFocus

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, on Friday in Ibadan, the state capital announced his intention to contest the Oyo South Senatorial seat on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ajimobi made the announcement at the maiden General Abdulsalami Abubakar Foundation Peace Lecture held at the Trenchard Hall of the University of Ibadan.

18-year-old Boy Paraded For Raping Seven EKSU Students​ |PoliFocus

The police have paraded a suspected rapist, Chidi Okoye Christian, who allegedly raped female students of Ekiti State University (EKSU).

The 18-year-old Okoye has been on the wanted list of EKSU Security Unit for some time following attacks on students living off campus.