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IGP Announces SWAT To Replace Scrapped SARS
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IGP Announces SWAT To Replace Scrapped SARS

Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) has announced the formation of a new unit in the Nigeria Police Force (NPF). The new unit of the force named, Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) replaces the scrapped Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) dissolved on Sunday. This was made known in a statement by police spokesman, Frank Mba, in a Tuesday statement wherein officers of the abolished police unit were asked to report at the force headquarters for screening. “The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A. Adamu, NPM, mni has, today, 13th October, 2020, in accordance with Section 18 (10) of the Police Act 2020, ordered all personnel of the defunct SARS to report at the Force Headquarters, Abuja for debriefing, psychological and medical examination,” Mba wrote. “Th...
Nigerians Can Record Policemen But From Safe Distance – Frank Mba (Video)
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Nigerians Can Record Policemen But From Safe Distance – Frank Mba (Video)

Force spokesman Frank Mba has advised the general public to make videos of policemen engaging in unlawful conducts but from a safe distance. In an Instagram Live chat with pop artiste Naira Marley on Tuesday, Mr Mba said: “If you see an officer doing the wrong thing if you can record him safely do so and send to work review.” He added that he would not advise citizens to go about making videos of security and law enforcement agencies indiscreetly. Mba said he does not encourage anyone to go into a formal argument or physical fight with an armed officer. Meanwhile, Naira Marley cancelled his planned protest on Tuesday and gave the police one week to address complaints against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). https://youtu.be/yOxGXCZuxlY
American Held Captive in Lagos Hotel for 16 Months Rescued
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American Held Captive in Lagos Hotel for 16 Months Rescued

An American woman who was held in a hotel for 15 months against her wish by a Nigerian man she met on social media has been rescued by the police. Nigerian police spokesperson, Frank Mba said the retired civil servant arrived Nigeria on 13th February, 2019. The lady who is from Washington DC, was visiting 34-year-old Chukwuebuka Kasi Obiaku (pictured above), a native of Ikeduru local government area of Imo State who she met on Facebook. Obiaku was accused of forcefully collecting and taking control of her credit and debit cards as well as the operation of her bank accounts, including the receipt of her monthly retirement benefits and allowances over the period of fifteen (15) months. The statement read; “She was however rescued by Police operatives attached to the Intelligenc...
Police Parade Three Brothers Arrested for Running a Fake Foundation Using the name of force Spokesperson, Frank Mba
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Police Parade Three Brothers Arrested for Running a Fake Foundation Using the name of force Spokesperson, Frank Mba

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force have arrested three brothers identified as Emmanuel Ushie 23; Henry Ushie, 30 and a graduate of Statistics from Anambra State University and Matthew Ushie, 28, and an OND graduate from Federal Polytechnic Oko, for running a fake Frank Mba Foundation bank account with FCMB.   A statement released by the spokesperson of the Force, Frank Mba, said the trio used a fake Facebook account and then fraudulently operated bank accounts to defraud innocent Nigerians of their hard-earned monies under the pretext that the Foundation is raising money to help vulnerable Nigerians during the Covid-19 pandemic. Investigations by officers attached to the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) reveal that the brothers engage extensively and serially in such ...
Police Rescue Abducted Philippino Lady Lured to Nigeria by a Nigerian Man She met on Facebook
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Police Rescue Abducted Philippino Lady Lured to Nigeria by a Nigerian Man She met on Facebook

A 40yr old Philippino lady identified as Irene Torento Panashas, has been rescued by operatives of the Enugu State Police Command at Neke-Uno Village, Enugu East LGA, Enugu State six (6) months after she arrived Nigeria from the Philippines in an apparent but unsuccessful search for love.? A statement released by the spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, Frank Mba, said Irene Torento Panas, an Accountant by profession and a native of Manila in the Philippines, arrived Nigeria in November 22, 2019 on a visit to one Chukwudi Odo ‘m’ 54yrs of Enugu Ezike in Igbo-Eze North LGA of Enugu State whom she met on Facebook on 8th March, 2017. Mba said the visit which was originally intended to be for 10-days, however, turned out to be a full case of abduction following Chukwudi Odo’s re...
Lockdown: Don’t trample on the rights of Nigerians- IGP warns police officers
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Lockdown: Don’t trample on the rights of Nigerians- IGP warns police officers

The Inspector General of Police, Adamu Adamu, has cautioned men of the Nigeria Police Force currently deployed for the enforcement of the lockdown and social restriction orders, to ensure that they do not trample on the rights of Nigerians upon under any pretext.   The police chief gave the warning in a statement released by the spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, Frank Mba.   Adamu in the statement stressed that persons on essential duties that have been duly exempted from the restriction orders, should be accorded due courtesies and unfettered access to and fro their places of duty. The IGP notes that the global community is now in extra-ordinary times, with the lockdown taking its tolls on every component of our national life. Therefore, all police officers ...
Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo Battling For Bail Over Rape Allegation
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Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo Battling For Bail Over Rape Allegation

There are indications that the founder of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo may be granted bail, according to a report by TheNation. Mrs. Busola Dakolo had alleged that the pastor raped her as a 16-year-old 20 years ago while in Ilorin, capital of Kwara State. Though the pastor denied the allegation, detectives at the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCIID) in Abuja on Tuesday invited him for interrogation. A source at the FCIID who spoke to The Nation around 4:30pm on the fate of Fatoyinbo, said: “Presently, he is still with us.   “We cannot conclude yet if he will be detained or not but from what I have observed, he is likely to be granted bail.” The Force spokesman, Frank Mba also confirmed that the pastor was being inte...
Anambra, Rivers Get New Police Commissioners
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Anambra, Rivers Get New Police Commissioners

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has announced the appointment of two new Police Commissioners for Rivers and Anambra states. CP Abang John is now the Commissioner of Police for Anambra State, while CP DanDaura Mustapha, is the new Commissioner of Police for Rivers State. Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, who made this known in a statement issued late Friday night. Mba noted that the postings were with immediate effect. “Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, has ordered the immediate posting and redeployment of commissioners of police in charge of Anambra and Rivers states commands. “Consequently, a new Commissioner of Police, CP Abang John, formerly of the Department of Research and Planning, Force Headquarters, Abuja, has been poste...
Police Raid Bandits And Kidnappers’ Hideout In Kogo Forest, Kastina
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Police Raid Bandits And Kidnappers’ Hideout In Kogo Forest, Kastina

Nigerian police has uncovered the camp of the bandits and kidnappers located in the Kogo forest , Faskari LGA of Kastina State. According to the Police Relation Officer (PRO) Frank Mba, while speaking with FAAJI FM earlier today, stated, the police uncovered the hideouts while chasing the criminals into the forest and guns, bullets and other weapons were recovered from the criminals as they kept them under the hut house. Watch Video: #OperationPuffAdderInAction Operation Puff Adder goes offensive, takes the war to the camp of the bandits and kidnappers located in the Kogo forest, Faskari LGA of Katsina State. This video shows Police operatives taking control of the camp after overpowering the bandits. pic.twitter.com/dMfH6lXB4N — Nigeria Police Force (@PoliceNG) May 22, 2...
You Have The Right To Search A Policeman Before He Searches You — NPF
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You Have The Right To Search A Policeman Before He Searches You — NPF

The Nigeria Police Force says Nigerians have the right to search its men in select circumstances. The Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, said this in a statement on Monday title0d, ‘(Part 2) Tips For Safe And Cordial Conduct During An Arrest.’ The Police said if an officer is about to search a citizen or a property, that citizen has the right to first search the policeman in order to ensure that no evidence is planted. According to the NPF, Nigerians also have the right to demand to know the reason for their arrest whenever an arrest is about to be made.The Force spokesman further stated that in some instances, Nigerians have the right to demand that an arrest warrant is presented before allowing themselves to be apprehended. The statement reads in part, “You may polit...
Never Try To Touch An Officer In An Unfriendly Manner – Police Gives Safety Tips
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Never Try To Touch An Officer In An Unfriendly Manner – Police Gives Safety Tips

The police have been in the news for a while now from SARS to uniform men demanding for bribes as if it's their right. The internet has been trending with many hashtags such as #ReformPolice, #EndSARS among others. In the wake of recent killings of innocent citizens by unscrupulous policemen and also unprovoked attacks on some policemen by some criminally-minded persons, the spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, Frank Mba, has provided tips for safe and cordial interaction with the police at different encounters. Read below..… Ordinarily, encounters between the citizens and the Police or other law enforcement agents should be reassuring and delightful. In fact, the mere sight of the Police ought to create an instant feeling of relief, safety, and security. This, unfortunately, is...
Detained Adeleke To Be Arraigned In Abuja Today
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Detained Adeleke To Be Arraigned In Abuja Today

THE Osun State candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in last year’s governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke, will be arraigned today in Abuja, the police said last night. According to Force spokesman Frank Mba, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DCP), the senator was arrested and being detained in connection with ongoing criminal investigations touching on his person. He, however, declined to give the exact charges against Adeleke. A police source told <em>The Nation </em>last night that the senator will be arraigned for forgery. A statement by Mba reads: “Senator Adeleke is currently in police custody. He was taken into custody in the evening of today yesterday (6th, May, 2019, in connection with ongoing criminal investigations touching on his per...
IGP Adamu Plots To Move Police PR School From Kwara to Nasarawa.
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IGP Adamu Plots To Move Police PR School From Kwara to Nasarawa.

There is palpable anxiety over a plan to relocate the Nigerian Police School of Public Relations in Ilorin, capital of Kwara State, to Nasarawa, the home state of the Acting Inspector General Police, Mohammed Adamu. The construction works going on in the school has been suspended pending further directives from the police hierarchy. Situated on a vast land lawfully owned by the Nigerian Police in Ilorin, NPSPR is among key infrastructural projects captured in the Federal Government’s Economic Recovery Growth Plan of 2017 to 2020. Documents obtained by PRNigeria indicated that the Police School of PR School project, which was conceived by the Police Management in 2017, was approved by the Presidency and captured in the 2018 Budget by the National Assembly. The former IGP Ibrahim...
Easter: IGP Adamu Sends Message to Nigerians
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Easter: IGP Adamu Sends Message to Nigerians

Acting Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has directed Assistant Inspectors General of Police and Commissioners of Police in Zonal and State Commands to deploy adequate personnel during the Easter celebrations. A statement by the Force spokesman, Frank Mba, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, on Thursday in Abuja, said they are also directed to ensure that officers and men conduct themselves in line with extant laws and standard best practices. Mba said the IGP tasked Christians to emulate and adopt the selfless lifestyle of Christ as they join other Christians around the globe to celebrate Easter. The police boss sued for peaceful co-existence among Nigerians irrespective of their religious, political and socio-cultural leaning in co...
What Police PRO Frank Mba Told Me About Johnson’s Death – Ruggedman
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What Police PRO Frank Mba Told Me About Johnson’s Death – Ruggedman

I got a call this morning from the Nigerian Police Force PRO Deputy Commissioner of Police Frank Mba. We spoke extensively about the recent killing of Mr Kolade Johnson by men from the Anti cultism arm of SARS.I told him the citizens need a show of faith by the police. That Kolades killer must not go unpunished and they have to be exposed and tried in court for us all to witness.He gave his word that there will be no cover up. He stated that because you can not try an active police officer in a civil court straight away, they will 1st be internally investigated, tried and then dismissed from the Police Force. Then they will be handed over to be tried in a civil court.True to his words the culprits faces and names have been released. They are Insp Ogunyemi Olalekan and Sgt Godwin Orji a...
Police Ban Use Of Covered Vehicle Number Plate Across Nigeria
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Police Ban Use Of Covered Vehicle Number Plate Across Nigeria

The acting Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammadu Adamu has prohibited, with immediate effect, the covering of Vehicle Number Plates by all unauthorized vehicle users across the country. Police spokesman, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Frank Mba, on Tuesday, said the IGP gave the order following intelligence report that the unwholesome practice may be deployed by some unscrupulous persons to aid the commission of electoral related offenses before, during and after the Saturday, 9th March, 2019 Gubernatorial/House of Assembly elections. He said, apart from possible threats to the polls, the IGP also noted that the covering of Vehicle Number Plate amounts to a clear breach of the Road Traffic Act and other relevant laws of the land. Mba further said the act could im...
Message From The Police On The 2019 General Elections In Nigeria
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Message From The Police On The 2019 General Elections In Nigeria

The Nigerian Police Force has passed a message today to the citizens of Nigeria concerning the upcoming elections. The FPRO, Frank Mba said this while speaking to ChannelsTV. "Nigerians should expect a robust security arrangement for the election, we have the Election Monitoring Intelligence Team already on ground following up on the security threat analysis carried out. We are professionals and our loyalty is to the Nigerian people" "IGP MA ADAMU's deployment of Senior Police Officers for the elections is without any political colouration but based on competence and merit. We are public servants and not regional or local police officers and we can function professionally anywhere deployed." "There will be strong synergy & collaboration between the Police & other secur...
Moshood Jimoh Sacked As Police PRO, Frank Mba Appointed As His Replacement
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Moshood Jimoh Sacked As Police PRO, Frank Mba Appointed As His Replacement

Former Police spokesman, Frank Mba, ACP, has been named the new force Public Relations Officer. Mba replaces erstwhile Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, TVC reports. Mba studied law at the University of Lagos, and was called to the Nigerian bar in 2002. The police spokesman, who hails from Ezimo in Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State, was the best graduating cadet inspector in academics at the Police Academy, Kano, in 1993. He rose through ladder and was promoted to assistant superintendent of police in 1999, deputy superintendent of police in 2003, superintendent of police in 2006 and chief superintendent of police in 2012.
Baby Factory, Another Phase Of Human Trafficking – ACP
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Baby Factory, Another Phase Of Human Trafficking – ACP

Mr Frank Mba, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Lagos State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, Yaba, has described baby factory or child harvesting as another phase of human trafficking. Mba spoke at a seminar organised by the Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria (CRAN) to mark the International Day against Drug and Human Trafficking on Thursday in Lagos. The theme of the seminar is: “Human and Drug Trafficking: Changing the Narrative in Nigeria”. Mba said that the trend was precipitated by various factors including a social premium placed on childbearing, infertility and teenage pregnancy hastened by the unwanted social stigma associated with them. “The baby factory syndrome is also another phase of human trafficking and a great concern as it thrives l...

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