• CSOs decry increasing brutality, extortion in Bayelsa

    CSOs decry increasing brutality, extortion in Bayelsa

    Some civil society organisations in Bayelsa State have raised the alarm over the increasing cases of brutality and extortion of residents by security operatives in the state.

    The CSOs comprising the Civil Liberties Organisation, Bayelsa Non-Governmental Organisations Forum and the International Federation of Women Lawyers expressed their concerns at a news conference in Yenagoa on Saturday.

    The Chairman, BANGOF, Robinson Kuroghobogha, who read the statement of the groups, said that human rights violation in Bayelsa was on “a geometric increase”.

    Robinson claimed that […]

  • Lagos Police Officers Dismissed for Bribery & Extortion (Photo)

    Lagos Police Officers Dismissed for Bribery & Extortion (Photo)

    A police sergeant and three other officers in Lagos state have been dismissed from the Police Force for allegedly collecting bribe from motorists, illegal extortion, improper dressing and more.

    For allegedly collecting N50,000 bribe from motorists in the Oshodi area of Lagos State, a police sergeant identified as Daniel Osaimayu, who was attached to the Lagos Task Force on Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit in the Alausa area, has been dismissed from the Nigeria Police Force.

    Osaimayu, who was arrested on […]

  • Okada riders in lkorodu send SOS to Police over extortion

    Okada riders in lkorodu send SOS to Police over extortion

    Okada riders in lkorodu have sent a Save Our Soul (SOS) message to the Police Command in Lagos State to prevail on the lkorodu branch of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RETAN) from imposing tickets issued to commercial vehicles on them.

    Branch Secretary of the Motorcycle Operators Association of Lagos State (ANACOWA), Mr. Nosiru Akilo, made the appeal in a statement issued in Lagos.

    He said that motorcycle operators in the area, who claimed that their members had their own […]

  • IGP extends deadline for tinted glass permit, warns policemen against extortion, harassment

    IGP extends deadline for tinted glass permit, warns policemen against extortion, harassment

    The Police on Tuesday confirmed the extension of the decline for the revalidation of tinted glass permit and firearms licence to July 31, 2016.

    In this regard, the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon E. Arase, has directed all State Commands Commissioners of Police to stay enforcement of law on tinted glass permit and firearms licence until the expiration of the deadline.

    Arase, who restated that revalidation of tinted glass permit is free of charge, warned policemen against extortion and harassment of motorists over […]