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Police pledges collaboration with ICDA BoT to end criminality in Kogi East

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Police pledges collaboration with ICDA BoT to end criminality in Kogi East

The Police Command in Kogi has pledged to collaborate with the Incorporated Board of Trustees and Caretaker Committee of Igala Cultural Development Association (ICDA) to stem the raging criminality in Kogi East Senatorial District.

Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Ede Ayuba, disclosed this when the BoT Chairman and Secretary, Dr Simeon Oyiguh and Mr David Inah Ogu respectively, led other members of the board to pay him a courtesy visit at the command’s headquarters on Thursday in Lokoja.

Ayuba said the command was ready to work with the ICDA security outfit, “Kogi East Neighbourhood Watch” to fight crime and criminality and ensure sustainable peace in the area.

He said that though cases of kidnapping, incessant armed robbery and banditry had hitherto inundated the state, the spate of criminality had been brought under control.

He said that the command was aware of the internal squabbles in the socio-cultural organisation.

The commissioner noted that the command was painstakingly investigating allegations of impersonation, forgery and others brought before it against former ICDA President, Sadiq Amodu Abubakar.

He commended the ICDA BoT chairman, Dr Simeon Oyiguh, for his relentless efforts at strengthening intelligence network toward nipping the security situation in Kogi East in the bud.

He said that a special squad created by the Inspector-General of Police had taken position in some strategic areas, aside their presence in each of the 21 Local Government Areas in the state to ensure effective community policing.

Speaking earlier, Dr Oyiguh commended the commissioner for the efforts of the command at ensuring due diligence in handling the issues with the Igala Area Traditional Council.

Oyiguh said that the courtesy visit was to enable him to present the members of the BoT and Caretaker Committee of the ICDA led by Chief Sam Oyibo, a retired Director of the Federal Civil Service, to the Command headship.

He said that the caretaker committee was carefully selected to address series of issues including the security situation and as well, midwife a successful election expected to usher in a new set of executive committee with adequate knowledge of the law of the land.

He urged the Commissioner to direct the Area Commander and DPO, Anyigba, to provide security as the ICDA Caretaker Committee commences public interactions on constitutional amendment, and subsequently conduct election at the Igala Unity House.

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Again, corruption allegations lands Okorocha in EFCC net

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Again, corruption allegations lands Okorocha in EFCC net

Tuesday was another day in the life of the embattled former Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha that he will detest, as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) arrested him at his office in Abuja over alleged money laundering.

The spokesperson of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, who confirmed the arrest, said it us true. “Okorocha has been arrested by our men”.
Although the reason for his arrest has not been officially disclosed by the anti-graft agency, the Senator reportedly failed to honour invitations by the agency.
Governor Hope Uzodinma had accused Okorocha of misappropriating state funds.
In February, the lawmaker accused Governor Hope Uzodinma of unleashing the EFCC and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) against him.

Okorocha said the state government had not been able to prove corruption allegations against him and family in court.
“I was never a poor man before I became governor of Imo state. I came here, brought my children to invest, brought everybody to invest”, he had said.

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FCT Police Loses Operative, Launches Rescue Operation for Kidnapped Victims

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FCT Police Loses Operative, Launches Rescue Operation for Kidnapped Victims

The FCT Police Command has lost one of its gallant officers, Inspector Ambi John attached to Operation Puff Adder.
This was contained in a press release issued by ASP Yusuf Mariam
Police Public Relations Officer, FCT Police Command, Abuja.
The men of the Police command the statement indicated, had repelled multiple attacks by suspected kidnappers in the wee hours of Tuesday 13th April,2021 along Dankusa, Angwan-Zegele-Zuba axis.
The statement explained further that Adder had sustained fatal gunshot injuries during the operation and was rushed to the hospital where he died while receiving treatment.

The statement reads in part, “Following a distress call from Angwan Zegele, a joint team of Police Operatives from the Command and Operation Puff Adder responded promptly as they engaged the heavily armed hoodlums in a fierce gun battle.

However, it stated that the Command had launched a strategic operation to rescue four persons abducted from Dankusa still in the custody of the hoodlums who escaped into the forest bordering the FCT and Niger State. “Nonetheless, Operatives of the Command’s Anti-Kidnapping Squad have made some arrests in connection with the abduction.
“In view of the above, the Commissioner of Police CP. Bala Ciroma wishes to commiserate with the family of the officer who paid the supreme price in service to the Nation.
The command reiterated its determination to ensuring that all the victims are safely reunited with their families.
Furthermore, the Commissioner of Police reassured residents of the Command’s undeterred resolve to secure lives and property within the FCT.
He implored residents to report all suspicious movements, emergency or distress, through these some numbers that 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883.
He urged the public to report the conduct of Police Officers by calling the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) number :09022222352

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AESID to Police, DSS: Mop up illegal arms in circulation in Ebonyi

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AESID to Police, DSS: Mop up illegal arms in circulation in Ebonyi

Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has called on all the security agencies to urgently mop up all the illegal arms and ammunition in the hands of unauthorised persons, especially political thugs in the state.

The association revealed that it has gotten information on how some top politicians have shared illegal weapons for some political thugs to cause mayhem in the state.

In a statement released Tuesday in Abuja by the AESID President, Paschal Oluchukwu, urged the security agencies to step their game in protecting innocent citizens and opposition elements in Ebonyi state.

“We urge the new IGP to kindly investigate these allegations and not only recover such arms from such unauthorized citizens but also adequately protect the lives snd businesses of opposition leaders and members and indeed, all those opposition political parties in Ebonyi from the planned onslaught against them.

“We therefore urge the security agencies in the state to act professionally and protect all citizens of the state from the common internal and external aggressors cum attackers. For as we have always maintained, Ebonyi will yet exist beyond the over 700 days that Governor Umahi has to stay put in the Government House, Abakaliki.

“The Governor and his so-called ruling party should therefore learn to live, and let live and learn how to face governance and accountability to the people, not playing politics with every matter, no matter how delicate or life threatening there may be.”

The group said it condemn the recent view expressed on a national Television by a Commissioner for Border and Internal Security, Stanley Okoro, where he alleged blamed the worsening insecurity in the state on the opposition leaders.

“Like the proverbial bad carpenter who often blames the nails and never the hammer for all his woes, Okoro Emegha was only concerned about absolving his paymaster from the blames of insecurity in Ebonyi and setting up leaders of opposition for violent attacks from the agencies of government.

“AESID outrightly condemns this posture of a government that has only given Ebonyians the pains and agonies of blood-letting attacks since it claimed to have connected the state to the centre.”

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