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Nigerian Man who specialises in robbing bank customers at ATM points, while making withdrawals arrested in Anambra State

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The police in Anambra State has arrested Mr Obinna Okafor, a 30-year-old man who specialises in robbing bank customers at Automated Teller Machine, ATM, points, while making withdrawals.

The state command’s police public relations officer, SP Haruna Mohammed said Okafor was arrested in Nnewi at an Access Bank branch by men of the force while on patrol.

He said the suspect specializes in duping unsuspecting victims around automated teller machine centres by swapping their ATM cards with another stolen ATM in his possession.

He said, “On the 20/11/2018, operatives attached to Nnewi Area Command while on surveillance patrol around Access Bank Nnewi arrested one Obinna Okafor ‘m’ aged 30 years of Enugu-Ezike in Enugu State.

“He was arrested while withdrawing money using ATM Card stolen from a medical student in Nnewi.”

Meanwhile, exhibits found in his possession include: eight different ATM cards reasonably suspected to have been stolen from his victims and sum of one hundred and twenty thousand naira (#120,000) already withdrawn from his victim’s account at the point of his arrest.

The case is said to be under investigation after which the suspect would be charged to court for prosecution.

The command assured the public of its commitments towards ensuring safety and security in the state.

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Police Ban All Forms Of Protest, Gatherings In Lagos

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Police Ban All Forms Of Protest, Gatherings In Lagos
Police Ban All Forms Of Protest, Gatherings In Lagos

Lagos PPRO, Muyiwa Adejobi

The Nigerian police command in Lagos State has banned all forms of protest or gathering in the state.

“Lagos State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that henceforth, no protest or gathering or possession, under whatever guise, is permitted”, the command spokesman Muyiwa Adejobi said in a statement on Tuesday.

This is coming after the Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced a 24 hours curfew citing security issues.

Sanwo-Olu said the “peaceful #EndSARS protest”, which began over 10 days ago has “degenerated into a monster that is threatening the well-being of our society.”

“I, therefore, hereby impose a 24-hour curfew on all parts of the State as from 4 pm today, 20th October 2020. Nobody, except essential service providers and first responders, must be found on the streets,” Sanwo-Olu said.

Adejobi also shared the same sentiment. He said the protest against police brutality “has been hijacked by hoodlums who want to run down the state.”

He said all security agencies have deployed adequate personnel to take charge and enforce the curfew across the state.

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Sanwo-Olu Imposes 24-Hour Curfew In Lagos

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Sanwo-Olu Imposes 24-Hour Curfew In Lagos
Sanwo-Olu Imposes 24-Hour Curfew In Lagos

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

With the increasing cases of violence in the State, Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the State.

In the last few days, Lagos State has recorded an increasing number of violent activities in different parts of the state as hoodlums hijacked the #EndSARS protest.

Also Read: Akwa Ibom Governor Constitutes Judicial Panel To Probe Police Brutality

Reacting to this development, the Governor who had earlier ordered the closure of all schools in the state imposed a 24-hour curfew which is scheduled to take effect by 4 pm today.

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Akwa Ibom Governor Constitutes Judicial Panel To Probe Police Brutality

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Akwa Ibom Governor Constitutes Judicial Panel To Probe Police Brutality

Udom Emmanuel

Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Emmanuel Udom has set up a judicial panel of inquiry to probe cases of police brutality in the state.

This was announced in a statement signed by the secretary to the State Government, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem.

He stated that the decision was part of resolutions reached at an emergency of the State Executive Council meeting on Monday.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

This is coming following days of #EndSARS protests across the country.

Members of the panel include; Justice Ifiok Ukana (Rtd) Chairman, Ms. Manti Umoh Representative of Civil Society Organizations, Mr. Harris Udoh, (a representative of the protesters, Barr. Bassey Essien CP(Rtd), Senior Retired Police Officer, Barr. Omen Bassey, youth representative, Comrade Aniedi Michael, National Association of Akwa Ibom State Students Worldwide President – Student Leader Tony Iji – National Human Rights Commission, and Mfon Edemekong Esq. Ministry of Justice ~ secretary.

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