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Police arrests 625 robbery suspects in Bayelsa State

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At least fewer 625 persons were arrested by the Bayelsa State Police Command in connection with suspected murder, rape, armed robbery, kidnapping and unlawful possession of firearms.

The police also said they had recovered 66 weapons of different makes as well as hundreds of ammunition in the state.

The Commissioner of Police, Bayelsa State Command, Mr. Asuquo Amba, made this known on Monday while parading some suspected criminals at the state command’s headquarters in Yenagoa.

Amba said the arrest of the 625 suspected criminals and recovery of arms and ammunition took place between January and December 18, this year.

Giving the breakdown of the arrest, the police commissioner noted that during the period, their operatives arrested 68 suspects for murder, 122 suspects for rape and assault, 87 persons for kidnapping, 241 suspects for armed robbery and 107 suspects for unlawful possession of firearms.

Amba explained, “Sixty-two murder cases have been reported during the period under review. Sixty-eight suspects have been arrested, 21 cases are under investigation and 27 of such cases have been charged to court.

“On rape and assault, 73 cases were reported. The police arrested 122 suspects, 37 cases are under investigation while 15 cases have been charged to court.

“Also, 177 cases of armed robbery were reported, about 241 suspects were arrested, 70 cases are under investigation, 56 cases have been forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice and 27 cases have been charged to court.

“Furthermore, 66 arms have been recovered. One hundred and seven suspects have been arrested, 29 cases are under investigation, 30 cases have been forwarded for legal advice to the DPP while 13 suspects have been charged to court.”

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#EndSARS: Reno Omokri Slams Buhari Over National Broadcast

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#UnfollowBuhari if you support #EndSARS – Reno Omokri
#EndSARS: Reno Omokri Slams Buhari Over National Broadcast

Reno Omokri, Muhammadu Buhari

Popular public affairs analyst, Reno Omokri has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari’s nationwide address to Nigerians on the #EndSARS protest in the country.

The former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan lambasted the President on Thursday in a series of tweets.

Also Read: Tell Nigerians Who Ordered Lekki shootings, Osundare Urges Buhari

Buhari who addressed the nation more than two weeks after the protest began failed to impress many Nigerians with his address.

Reacting to the speech, Reno, who is a staunch critic of the APC-led government, expressed that the president slapped Nigerians in the face and added salt to injury.

See his tweets below:

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‘You Are A Dictator, Sociopathic Disgrace’ – Fani-Kayode Attacks Buhari

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‘You Are A Dictator, Sociopathic Disgrace’ – Fani-Kayode Attacks Buhari
‘You Are A Dictator, Sociopathic Disgrace’ – Fani-Kayode Attacks Buhari

Femi Fani-Kayode

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s nationwide address to #EndSARS protesters and Nigerians.

Recall that on Thursday night, President Buhari after several persuasions addressed the nation over the nationwide protests.

Also Read: Tell Nigerians Who Ordered Lekki shootings, Osundare Urges Buhari

The speech has led to a serious backlash for the President, who failed to mention the shooting of peaceful protesters by armed security officers.

Reacting to the speech, the former Minister described “Buhari’s speech was an insult to our people, a disgrace to humanity and a stench in the nostrils of God.

See his tweet below:

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Releases Names Of Police Officers Under Prosecution In Lagos

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Releases Names Of Police Officers Under Prosecution In Lagos
#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Releases Names Of Police Officers Under Prosecution In Lagos

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

In a bid to restore calm in the state, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has released the names of police officers being prosecuted for various human rights violations across the State.

He made this move known via his Twitter handle on Friday morning.

Also Read: Tell Nigerians Who Ordered Lekki shootings, Osundare Urges Buhari

Sanwo-Olu said the prosecution was part of the efforts of his administration to end police brutality in the State.

This is coming following days of violence in several parts of the state following the shooting of protesters by security operatives.

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