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Police Commissioner Arrested With N2.7 Million Will Be Punished – Official

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The Nigeria Police Force on Sunday said there would be no cover-up in the case of the Assistant Commissioner of Police arrested with N2.7 million bribe money.

The Head, Compliant Response Unit, CRU, Abayomi Shogunle, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Abuja.

He said the police had taken all necessary actions provided in the Police Act and Regulations in respect of the case.

He added that “I don’t see anybody covering up this particular case because the necessary actions needed to be taken, the normal disciplinary procedure as provided under the Police Act and Regulations are being followed.”

Mr. Shogunle, an assistant commissioner of police, said the officer in question had already been issued a query and a criminal investigation had been conducted by the X-squad.

The officer had since responded to the query and had faced the Force Disciplinary Committee (FDC), he said.

Mr. Shogunle added that the FDC had made its recommendations to the Inspector-General of Police, IG, which had been forwarded to the Police Service Commission, PSC, for ratification.

“The processes needed have been done and all we are just waiting for is the recommendations of the PSC,” he said.

He pointed out that it was when the Commission informed the IG on the matter that the CRU would in turn inform the public.

Mr. Shogunle said the IG had directed the unit to ensure that it discharged its responsibilities without impunity in line with its motto.

“One of the things the I-G has tasked the CRU, which is no to impunity, is that the unit should ensure that it upholds that motto,” he added.

It would be recalled that information about the recovery of the N2.7 million bribe money from the officer in question was made known in the third quarter report of the CRU, signed by Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police Abayomi Shogunle, Head of CRU in Abuja.

The report said the recovery followed a complaint made to the CRU through a telephone call.

On alleged preferential treatment for senior officers, Mr. Shogunle said the unit had taken up all cases against all police officers irrespective of their ranks.

“Probably, we get more complaints against the junior ranks because they interact more with members of the public.

“They are the ones that are always out on the streets. So it is possible you will get more complaints against them than the senior officers.”

Mr. Shogunle assured that all complaints irrespective of the ranks of the persons would be treated based on merit, adding that the rule of law would always prevail.

The CRU head said that the inclusion of the X-squad unit of the police was yielding result.

“One of the breakthroughs we have had as contained in the CRU third quarter report was actually done by the x-squad.

“This is the kind of things the public should expect with the inclusion of the squad by the IG in the fight against corruption,” he said.

He said there was cordial working relationship between the Nigeria Police Force through the CRU and human rights groups in the country.

“As a matter of fact, we have a committee made up of these organisations to review policing operations nationwide.

“We hear from them issues of policing and also give them feedback on their cases that were handled by the CRU,” he said.

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Rifle allegedly seized from drunk policeman (video)

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A drunk policeman identified as Garba Salisu is currently the talk of social media.

Passersby who saw a drunk police officer carrying a gun, seized the gun from him then poured water on him to help revive him.

In a video shared online, people are seen surrounding the police officers and commenting about the fact that he was inebriated already at that time of the day.

A man is seen pouring a sachet of water on the policeman’s head.

Voices in the video are heard saying the policeman was seen at about 4pm on Saturday, Nov 28, at CBN Junction, close to Abuja Police Command Headquarters.

Watch the video below:

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Settling down is not easy when you are a babymama — Actress Bisola Aiyeola

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Former Big Brother Naija housemate cum actress, Bisola Aiyeola, has said it hasn’t been easy raising a family.

The multi-talented TV star, in an interview with Sun News, revealed that getting married and building a new home might not be a bed of roses for someone who already has a child.

“There’s the urge to have that close nuclear family unit and then there’s the reality; it’s not that easy having another child and building a new home. I’ve heard from other people’s experiences too. Somehow, I’ve been able to manage all these years with my daughter.

I am proud of her; she’s in secondary school now. I just want to work on giving her the best. I won’t say that I am using torchlight to look for a family now, but if it does happen, I’ll embrace it with all of me. But the reality of it is that, it’s not as beautiful as it sounds,” she said.

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Nurse who is HIV positive, reveals how she’s been keeping her husband safe from the virus

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A nurse who is HIV positive is currently making rounds on social media and has taken to social media and revealed how she’s been keeping her husband safe from the virus.

The South African lady identified as Angela Motsusi disclosed this in a recent post she made on her Facebook wall.

According to her, HIV patients who take their ARVs daily, attend all clinic appointments and do blood checks as scheduled are safe of have sex with a negative partner.

She wrote on Facebook, “Living testimonies of #UequalsU , it’s simple really, if you are HIV positive, take your ARVs daily and attend all your clinic appointments and do blood checks as scheduled, by taking your treatment everyday you will be virally suppressed and with a sustained, suppressed viral load you CANNOT sexually transmit HIV to your partner, I am positive and he is negative. #normalizinghivchallenge #uequalsusouthafrica”

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