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Police search rooms of Senegal World Cup team

BBC reporter earlier tweeted that Russian police have been searching all the Senegal players’ rooms with a police dog, “supposedly to find out why the fans are dancing so much. I kid you not.”

Spotted: A group of Senegal fans in matching outfits and body paint on their way to yesterday’s World Cup match against Poland.



Nigerian police order detention cells audit

The Nigerian police has granted permission for the National Human Rights Commission to carry out an independent audit of detention cells across the country.

Nigeria’s inspector general of police says the inspections will enable the commission to oversee the human rights situation of detainees, and assess the state of police cells in the West African nation.

The announcement comes amid renewed outrage on social media following allegations of extortion, violence and arbitrary detention by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, commonly known as Sars.

Following a public outcry last year, Nigeria’s police chief ordered an investigation into the unit in December, but the results have not yet been made public.


Bearded woman ‘undressed by Kenya police’

A Kenyan woman has threatened to sue two police officers who she says harassed her by forcing her to undress so that they could confirm her gender after they spotted she had a beard, The Star newspaper reports.

Teresiah Mumbi, who works as a matatu (minibus) tout, told local KTN TV on Thursday that the officers who humiliated her were women.

She says the incident, which The Star reports happened on 15 May, has left her afraid and has started shaving her beard, which grows back over two days, to stop further harassment.

It is not clear why the police officers would have needed to know her gender.

Ms Mumbi told KTN TV that she does not like shaving as it is painful. Watch her story (in Swahili) below:


Protests over student death in Senegal

Hundreds of university students have taken to the streets of Senegal after one of them was killed by a police bullet earlier this month.

Fallou Sene, 26, died from a live bullet during a protest in Saint Louis on 15 May against the non-payment of university grants.

The monthly bursaries – which range from $25 to $50 – have now been paid.

But students in Dakar, Ziguinchor and Saint Louis called demonstrations today to press for the resignation of the higher education and finance ministers, whom they consider responsible for the poor management of the grant system.

About 400 students turned out in Dakar.

Nigeria’s police recruits to take psychiatric and pregnancy tests

Nigerian police recruits will have to go through psychiatric, HIV and pregnancy tests before they are allowed to join the force, a police official has said.

Emmanuel Inyang, the deputy inspector general in charge of training, said the psychiatric test would essentially check whether or not the applicant was using drugs.

However, many are now wondering if the police intended to use such criteria as an easy way to slash the list of applicants.

More than 130,000 applicants have made the shortlist for just 6,000 jobs.

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Offa bank robbery: Police declare 4 gang leaders wanted, Kwara offers N5m bounty

The Nigerian police on Friday declared wanted four of the gangsters who participated in the bloody bank robbery incident in Offa, Kwara state on April 4, releasing simultaneously their photographs, while in action.

It was the latest update provided by the police, following the arrest of 20 principal suspects earlier and the recovery of two Beretta pistols, bullets, phones and SIM cards of some of the victims.

“All the suspects are cooperating with the police in the investigation into the incident. Currently, some of the other gang leaders and principal suspects at large are being identified and their pictures obtained for further investigation”, Assistant Commissioner of police, Moshood Jimoh said.

Police asked for public help to apprehend the gangsters still at large and said they have also been placed on INTERPOL watch list and red alert.

“Other sister security and safety agencies are equally implored to arrest them and hand over to the nearest police station or formation across the country or avail the police with any information they may have or come across about these suspects”, Moshood said. The police had earlier revealed the identities of 12 suspects who were arrested for alleged connection to the robbery in Offa.

The police had earlier withheld the names of the first batch of suspects, saying doing so could jeopardise efforts to arrest the remaining members of the gang or/and threaten the entire investigation into the deadly robbery that had gripped the nation. President Muhammadu Buhari and other Nigerian leaders have condemned the attack and called on the police to take immediate action to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Some of those earlier arrested include, Adegoke Shogo, 29; Kayode Opadokun 35; Kazeem Abdulrasheed, 36; Azeez Abdullahi 27, and Alexander Reuben, 39. Others were Jimoh Isa, 28; Azeez Salawudeen, 20, and Adewale Popoola, 22; Adetoyese Murtaugh, 23; Aminu Ibrahim 18; Richard Buba Terry, 23 and Peter Jaba, 25.

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​Man wrestles for Policemen, seize their AK47 Rifles

Four police officers attached to the Bar beach Police Division in Lagos are now hospitalised after they were brutally attacked and battered by a civilian, Afeez Olalekan while they went to perform their lawful duty.
The Police officers were ASP Rufai Sulaimon, Sgt Obijimo Ihenyichuku and two Inspectors- Anthony Akowe and Godspower David.

It was gathered that apart from battering the officers, Olalekan also seized an AK 47 rifle magazine containing 30 rounds of ammunition belonging to the Nigerian Police. It was gathered that one Ahmed Ogunremi reported a criminal offence against Olalekan and the officers in question went to invite, possibly arrest him and take him to the police station.

When they got to the scene of the incident to invite Olalekan, he reportedly broke a bottle and inflicted injuries on the victims, disarmed them and stole the magazine before the officers managed to escape with their wounds. The civilian, Mr. Adebayo Jimoh who reportedly brought the officers was not spared by the suspect as he smashed his Toyota Camry with registration number, SMK 599 CE and damaged it.

However, the 36-year old Olalekan was later arrested and thereafter arraigned before Ikeja Magistrates court for the alleged offence.

He pleaded not guilty.

The Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. O.A. Layinka granted Olalekan bail in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

He was remanded in prison custody pending when he will perfect his bail condition. The matter was adjourned till 16 April, 2018.

Source: ionigeria.com