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Armed Robbers Will Be Happy If There Is No More SARS – Ex Police IG, Mike Okiro
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Armed Robbers Will Be Happy If There Is No More SARS – Ex Police IG, Mike Okiro

A former Inspector-General of Police, Mike Okiro, has advised against the ban of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mohammed Adamu on October 4 banned the personnel of the FSARS and other tactical squads of the force from routine patrols. Other tactical squads affected by the ban include the Special Tactical Squad, Intelligence Response Team , Anti-Cultism Squad and other tactical squads operating at the federal, zonal and command levels were banned from carrying out routine patrols and other conventional low-risk duties notably stop and search duties, checkpoints, mounting of roadblocks, traffic checks among others. Mr Okiro, who gave the advice in an interview with NAN on Thursday in Abu...
Police Commission Assures On Regular Promotion Of Policemen
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Police Commission Assures On Regular Promotion Of Policemen

The Police Service Commission (PSC) says it will continue to ensure that promotions in the Nigeria Police Force were regular and exemplary performance recognised. The Head of Press and Public Relations of the commission, Mr Ikechukwu Ani, said this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. Ani said that the Chairman of the commission, Mr Mike Okiro, stated this when he decorated three newly-promoted officers serving in the commission with their new ranks. He said the newly-promoted officers are: Joseph Ugwu Onaji, Personal Assistant to the chairman who was promoted to the next rank of Superintendent of Police, Telfum Falle and Ozoana Chidozie who were serving in the commission’s liaison office who were promoted to SP and DSP, respectively. The chairman said that the commission had pr...
Caution Police On Professionalism – Senator Saraki Tells PSC Chief
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Caution Police On Professionalism – Senator Saraki Tells PSC Chief

Senate President Bukola Saraki yesterday urged the Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Mr. Mike Okiro, to ensure the return of professionalism in the Nigeria Police Force so as to combat crime in the country. Saraki said the level of criminality, as well as the raging security crisis in parts of the country is disturbing and that the NPF is unable to rise to the occasion to tackle the challenges adequately. Saraki made the call when the chairman of the PSC, Okiro, led other members of the commission on a visit to the Red Chamber. Okiro had visited Senate President to appeal for consideration and quick passage of the Nigeria Police Academy Wudil, Kano (establishment) Bill. According to Okiro, the Bill has been pending in the National Assembly since 2012 and there is...
NEWSSARS: Why Nigeria Police Created unit – Ex IGP, Okiro
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NEWSSARS: Why Nigeria Police Created unit – Ex IGP, Okiro

The former Inspector-General of Police, Mike Okiro has revealed why the Nigeria Police Force set up the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). Nigerians had started the #EndSARS campaign on social media to protest the activities of the police unit which have been accused of extortion, harassment, robbery, intimidation and extra-judicial killings. Okiro told Daily Trust that the controversy concerning SARS at the moment was caused by what he called ‘policy somersault’. He said the successive police authorities failed to hold on to the principles of the police unit for years, leaving it to rot away. The former IG, however, disagreed with calls for SARS to be disbanded but advocated for reforms. Speaking on a particular die hard armed robber in Lagos, he said, “his modus operandi was to snat...
Ten Senior Policemen Transferred Out Of Lagos Command
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Ten Senior Policemen Transferred Out Of Lagos Command

The Police Service Commission (PSC), under the chairmanship of Sir Mike Okiro, yesterday, approved and released a signal, detailing the immediate transfer of 10 senior policemen out of Lagos State Police Command. One of those transferred is the embattled former Officer-in-Charge, Anti-Kidnapping and Anti-Cultism Squad, State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, CSP Akinade Adejobi. Adejobi and his officers, some weeks back, were alleged to have collected N50,000 for the bail of one Blessing Taiwo, over an alleged theft. His men were also accused of sexually harassing Blessing’s younger sister, Florence, whenever she comes to see the detained Blessing. The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, peeved by the allegation, ordered the immediate removal of Ad...
Police Commission Faults IGP Ibrahim Idris On Police Promotion, Discipline
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Police Commission Faults IGP Ibrahim Idris On Police Promotion, Discipline

The Police Service Commission has blamed the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, for the rot in the police force, accusing him of not implementing the directives sent to him. The commission said though it had constitutional powers to appoint, promote and discipline police officers, it did not have the authority to discipline “an IG who refuses to implement decisions.” The Head, Press and Public Relations, PSC, Ikechukwu Ani, said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja in reaction to an interview by the producer of a television show, Crimefighter, Aisha Tosan, about the alleged involvement of the commission in the promotion scandal rocking the force. Tosan had accused the IG of promoting policemen close to him and equally alleged that the Okiro-led police commission was inc...
IGP Pockets N10bn Monthly For Deployment To Oil Coys, Banks – Sen. Misau
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IGP Pockets N10bn Monthly For Deployment To Oil Coys, Banks – Sen. Misau

Senator Isa Misau (Bauchi Central) has accused the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, of fraudulent activities and nepotism in the administration of the police. This is as he dismissed a statement credited to the Force Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr. Jimoh Moshood, that he was on a vendetta against the force. Jimoh in a statement issued Thursday had accused Misau, who retired from the Police as a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of several acts of serious misconducts, unprofessional wrong doings contrary to discipline, and other discreditable improper behaviors unbecoming of a police officer, which led him to hurriedly exit the force unceremoniously. The Police position followed media publications credited to Misau where he had alleged that police officers ha...
No More Special Promotion For Policeman – PSC
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No More Special Promotion For Policeman – PSC

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has suspended special promotion for policemen until further notice. Mike Okiro, Chairman of the commission, speaking at a news conference in Abuja on Tuesday, said that the suspension became imperative, following complaints and allegations by members of the public. Recall that the Chairman, Senate Committee on Navy, Isah Misau, had on August 10, alleged that police officers pay bribe for special promotion. Following the report, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, constituted a special panel to investigate complaints and allegations on special promotions. “Given the avalanche of disparaging reports, comments and allegations revolving around special promotions, the commission has decided to put on hold all recommendations unti...
PSC Suspends Special Promotion For Police Officers Over Bribery Allegations
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PSC Suspends Special Promotion For Police Officers Over Bribery Allegations

The Police Service Commission, PSC, says it has suspended special promotion for police officers until further notice. The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the Chairman, Senate Committee on Navy, Isah Misau, had in an interview granted to a newspaper, which was published on August 10, alleged that police officers pay bribe for special promotion. Following the report, the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, constituted a special panel to investigate complaints and allegations on special promotions. Mike Okiro, the Chairman of the commission who disclosed this at a news conference in Abuja on Tuesday, said that the suspension became imperative, following complaints and allegations by members of the public. “Given the avalanche of disparaging reports, comments and allega...
Fed Govt To Address Clamour For Restructuring Soon – Osinbajo
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Fed Govt To Address Clamour For Restructuring Soon – Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo said on Thursday that the Federal Government would soon come out with policies to address the clamour by Nigerians for the restructuring of the country. Mr. Osinbajo made the disclosure at the presentation and launch of a book titled: Nigeria: “The Restructuring Controversy” in Abuja. He was represented by his Special Adviser on Political Matters, Babafemi Ojudu. Mr. Osinbajo said all the debates on the restructuring of the country by Nigerians were being noted by the Federal Government. “We are looking at all contributions made by Nigerians across the country. “Very soon we will come out with policies to address the call for restructuring of the country,” he said. The acting president warned that the Federal Government would not tolerate an...
Police Commission Boss, Okiro Announces Mass Promotion Of Officers
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Police Commission Boss, Okiro Announces Mass Promotion Of Officers

Chairman of Police Service Police Commission (PSC) and retired Inspector-General of Police, Sir Mike Okiro, has disclosed that in three months, there would be mass promotion of senior police officers who have been stagnated on one rank. He disclosed this when he feature on a programme on WFM 91.7 radio station in Lagos. Okiro said his Commission and the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris, “are working out a structure in the police to create vacancies for officers who are due for promotion but have not be promoted due to lack of vacancies for them. “I feel for them, because it is not because they have bad records but because there are no vacancies. You cannot promote an officer to a higher rank and there is no office for his or her new rank”. He noted that many Chie...

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