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Banker apprehended in prison for unlawful detention of her maid

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A  banker identified based Nkechinyere Nwajagu, has been apprehended for  locking up her 11-year-old house maid, Precious Nwafor in the house while she travelled for Christmas celebration in the village.

Nwajagu told investigators that she is a native of Ajali in Orumba Local Government Area of Anambra State.

Neighbours alerted law enforcement agents when they found the girl locked up in the house all by herself at 12 Baderin Street, Mafoluku, Oshodi area of Lagos.

The child was locked up in a poorly ventilated room without food.

The alert by neighbours prompted the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Edgal Imohimi, to lead a team to rescue the girl.

At the scene, Imohimi, ordered that the iron bars on the windows be cut open to help extricate the child.

The child, who is from the same state as Nwajagu, said she was brought to work as a housemaid in Lagos with a promise of better life.

The police have handed her over to the Social Welfare Department of the Lagos state Government.

On Friday, Nwajagu was said to have reported herself at the Makinde Police Station, Oshodi. She was detained and later transferred to the Human Rights Section of Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja.

According to the suspect, it was her elder sister, who brought the girl from the village and left her in her care when she travelled home for Christmas.

She said she had no choice but to lock the child in anytime she went to work until she returned at night.

Nwajaguwas subsequently charged to court and arraigned on charges of child abuse and unlawful detention.

Meanwhile, Imohimi has warned against the abuse of children and women in the state. He said the command would keep an eye out for the abuse of vulnerable members of the society and would not hesitate to prosecute culprits.

Source:  ( Premium Times )

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Gov Ayade Reviews Curfew In Cross River

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Gov Ayade Reviews Curfew In Cross River
Gov Ayade Reviews Curfew In Cross River

Ben Ayade

Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade has relaxed the curfew in the state from 4 pm-6 am to 6 am-6 pm.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Governor’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Christain Ita on Saturday.

The new time is scheduled to take effect from Saturday, October 31st.

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Recall that following the hijacking of the peaceful protest against police brutality in the state by hoodlums, the state governor, imposed a 24-hour curfew on the state, on Friday, October 23, 2020.

“The state governor, His Excellency, Sir Ben Ayade has reviewed the curfew imposed on the state and has directed that with effect from Saturday, October 31, 2020, curfew hours will now be between the hours of 6 pm and 6 am daily.

“Restriction of movement is hereby relaxed from 6 am to 6 pm,” the statement added.

 

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El-Rufai Meets Youth Leaders, Condemns Attack On Police Officers

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El-Rufai Meets Youth Leaders, Condemns Attack On Police Officers
El-Rufai Meets Youth Leaders, Condemns Attack On Police Officers

Governor El-rufai

Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-rufai has condemned the attack on police officers and police barracks in the State following the outbreak of violence that trailed the #EndSARS protest.

He made this remark when he met with youth leaders from the 23 Local Government Areas of the state on Friday.

At the event, he appealed to them not to engage in any act of violence or looting.

El-Rufai vowed to prosecute those behind the looting and threat of peace in Kaduna South and Chikun Local Government Areas according to the law.

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“You cannot condemn an entire profession because of the misconduct of a few. SARS is just a small unit of the Nigerian Police Force, and even among SARS, they are not all bad,” he said

“Yes, some of them might have been quite bad and killed many people, but that should not be used to frame the police in a manner that people feel justified to attack and kill policemen.

“I have seen a video where a policeman was attacked and burnt to death. For what? That policeman is a human being, creation from God, he has children, and he has a family.

“Who will look after them? The Nigerian Police is the only police we have, it Is our collective duty as citizens, as leaders to come together and help the police to be better.”

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Nasarawa Governor Sule Calls For Training Of Police Officers

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Nasarawa Governor Sule Calls For Training Of Police Officers

Abdullahi Sule

Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule has called for the training of police officers in the country to tackle the numerous security challenges affecting the country.

He made the call during an empowerment programme on Friday in Karu, Karu Local Government Area of the state.

At the event, he described the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) as disheartening.

He, however, called for understanding from the youths.

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“The kind of reforms we would want is to ensure that the police is well trained and well equipped and that is why it is disheartening to see that SARS is completely dismantled,” he said.

“SARS as I understand is the unit that has been trained specifically to be able to confront armed robbery and some kind of dangers that probably other policemen have not been trained for that.

“Now that we have dismantled them, whatever form that we have, we have to go and train them again so I call on us to use the opportunity not to be throwing away the bathing water and the baby at the same time.”

 

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