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NDLEA to investigate 6 Houses, Plaza with 100 Shops belonging to Abba Kyari

NDLEA to investigate 6 Houses, Plaza with 100 Shops belonging to Abba Kyari

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, on Monday marked six residential houses and one plaza belonging to the embattled former Intelligence Response Team leader, Abba Kyari, in Maiduguri as being under investigation. The two-storey shopping plaza, Assurance Plaza, located along the Giwa Barracks Road in Maiduguri, has about 100 stores. Six other residential houses within the Maiduguri New Government Residential Area allegedly belonging to the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police had also been marked NDLEA. This is coming barely 48 hours after a suspected drug dealer linked to the N3 billion worth of tramadol intercepted by the then Kyari-led…
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Abba Kyari: Drug baron with 103 bank accounts nabbed at Lagos airport

Abba Kyari: Drug baron with 103 bank accounts nabbed at Lagos airport

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has arrested Chief Afam Ukatu, who it described as the billionaire drug baron behind the N3bn tramadol deal involving a suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police and former leader of the Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari. A statement on Monday by the spokesperson for the agency, Femi Babafemi, said he was arrested “after months of surveillance and evading arrest.” According to Babafemi, Ukatu, who is the chairman of Mallinson Group of Companies, was nabbed onboard a flight to Abuja at the MM2 terminal of the Lagos airport, Ikeja, on Wednesday, April 13. He said, “Investigations…
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Police hunt for fleeing lover over machete attack on girlfriend

Police hunt for fleeing lover over machete attack on girlfriend

The Ondo State Police Command said it has begun investigation into a bloody attack on a lady identified as Funmilola Ogundare in Akure, the state capital. Ogundare was found in a pool of blood inside her apartment located in Ijapo Estate. The victim was said to have been attacked by her boyfriend with a machete. He was said to have fled after the incident. The Public Relations Officer, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, explained that the suspect took the victim to his friend’s house where he allegedly committed the dastardly act. Odunlami said, “It was the owner of the apartment that reported…
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Bandits kill DPO, 2 other policemen, 4 vigilante members in Niger

Bandits kill DPO, 2 other policemen, 4 vigilante members in Niger

By Wole Mosadomi Minna—Bandits have again hit Niger State, during which a Divisional Police Officer, DPO, two of his officers and four vigilante members were killed. The incident occurred, yesterday, in Nasko town, Magama Local Government Area of the state. The bandits were said to have launched an attack on the police station before launching another attack on people of the town. It was gathered that officers at the police station in the town had been informed of plans by bandits to cause havoc in the community and as the police were mobilising for a counter offensive, the bandits, who…
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Police adopt new dress code; hijab allowed for female police officers

Police adopt new dress code; hijab allowed for female police officers

The inspector-general of police (IGP), Usman Baba, has approved a new dress code allowing hijab for female officers in the Nigeria Police Force (NPF). According to the police, the new dress code also allows female officers to wear stud earrings under their berets or peak caps while in uniform. Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the force spokesperson, in a statement on Friday, said the new dress code was unveiled on Thursday at a meeting involving the IGP and “strategic police managers”. He said the new dress code was approved to guarantee gender inclusion in the police for “optimum output and professionalism”. “The IGP…
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