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FRSC Warns Public Against the use of Government Registration Number plates

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The Ogun Command of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has warned members of the public who are fond of using government registration number plates in their vehicles to commit crime to desist from such act in order not to face the wrath of the law.

Mr Umar Ahmed, the Ogun Sector Commander of FRSC, gave the warning in an interview on Sunday, in Ota, Ogun. Ahmed said FRSC personnel had arrested drivers of para-military vehicles, commercial bus drivers, drivers of government, state and local government vehicles, among others, who violated traffic regulations as well as those who used government registration number plates in disguise.
“ Any offender who violated government registration number plates or any impounded vehicles would be handed over to the police for further investigation.” he said. Ahmed added that the FRSC personnel would continue to enforce traffic rules and regulations, and ensure sanity and safety of lives and property on the roads. The sector Commander also reiterated FRSC’s commitment to partner with all sister agencies to tackle crime rate in the state. (NAN)

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Police Rescue Kidnap Victim in Delta

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Police Delta have rescued a kidnap victim in Abraka, Ethiope East Local Government Area of the state.

Police spokesman in the state, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the rescue in a statement issued in Warri, Delta on Wednesday.

Edafe named the victim as Oghenero Iboyitete and said that he was rescued by the operatives of the Abraka Police Division.

“On Oct. 16, 2021 at about 11.30 p.m., the Abraka Police Division received a distress call at about 6 p.m., and the caller said he gave his car, a Lexus to his friend, Iboyitete.

“The caller said that at about 11 p.

m., he got out of his house only to find his car outside the gate with the doors open and the engine running, but Iboyitete was nowhere to be found,’’ Edafe quoted the caller as saying.

“Police operatives who arrived at the scene, trailed the suspects to a nearby bush and found a pair of slippers, two cell phones and a tee-shirt all belonging to the victim,’’ he stated.

Edafe added that further actions by the operatives forced the hoodlums to abandon the victim and fled.

He said that the victim was rescued unhurt while efforts had been intensified to arrest the fleeing suspects. (NAN)

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Kano Police Arrest Suspected Fuel Suppliers to Bandits in Katsina State –PPRO

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The Police Command in Kano state has arrested two persons for allegedly supplying fuel to bandits in Katsina state, from Kano, the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna-Kiyawa, said in a statement on Tuesday, in Kano.

He identified the suspects as Musbahu Rabi’u, 31, and Jamilu Abdullahi, 37, all residents of Jibiya local government area, Katsina State.

Haruna-Kiyawa said that the suspects were arrested with two J5 vehicles loaded with the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) inside 25 litre Jerrycans concealed in empty sugar bags.

“On Oct. 15, 2021, at about 12:30 hours, a team of policemen led by CSP Abubakar Hamma, while on intelligence-led patrol at Fagge, Kano, intercepted two J5 motor vehicles loaded with foodstuffs.

“On a stop and search operation, five Jerri cans of 25 litres each filled with PMS concealed inside an empty sack of sugar were discovered in one of the vehicles,” he said.

He revealed that the suspect confessed that “they came once to Kano from Katsina, bought PMS in Jerrycans and transported it to Jibiya, Katsina state where he sold it at higher rate”.

The suspect further confessed that, “they were arrested while trying to transport the PMS for the second time.”

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Haruna-Kiyawa explained that the state Commissioner of Police, Samaila Shuaibu-Dikko, has in the meantime, ordered for discreet investigation into the matter, after which the suspects would be charged to court.

The CP urged residents of the state to be watchful of their immediate environment and report any suspicious movements of people to the nearest Police station.

He also called on filling stations’ operators in the state to desist from selling fuel to unknown buyers in large quantities and inside Jerrycans.

“Report any suspicious buyer of the product to the nearest Police station,” CP urges filling stations.

He added that, in case of emergency, the command could be contacted on 08032419754, 08123821575, 08076091271, or log in to the “NPF Rescue Me” application available on Play Store”. (NAN)

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NSCDC Begins Psychological Assessment of its Personnel in Katsina –official

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has begun psychological assessments and evaluation of its personnel in Katsina state Command, to ascertain their mental state and competence to carryout their assigned responsibilities.

The NSCDC commandant in Katsina, Mr. Mohammed Sanusi, while addressing staff during the exercise, on Tuesday, described the exercise as a good step.

Represented by DCC Kizito Emaikwu, Head of administration of the command, Sanusi said the exercise was to rejig, revamp, resuscitate, restructure and reposition the corps to its lost glory.

According to him, it is also part of the ongoing reforms being implemented by the Commandant General of the Corps, Dr. Ahmed Abubakar-Audi.

“The psychological assessment test is to ensure that all our personnel are competent and sound, to carry out their constitutional responsibilities of protecting the lives and properties of Nigerians.

“And also to ensure that all critical National Assets and Infrastructures are secured from destruction or sabotage by criminals from within or outside the nation.

“The assessment is equally aimed at ensuring that security operatives are not a danger to themselves or the general public.

“Especially on the crucial issue of accidental discharge, leading to loss of lives of Nigerians in the hands of security personnel,” he said.

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Sanusi further enjoined all officers and men of the Corps to cooperate with the forensic team and ensure orderliness during the exercise.

The exercise was conducted at the command of the NSCDC in the state under the supervision of ASC ll, Mohammed Sani, from the Forensic and Behavioral units of the NSCDC headquarters, Abuja.

Sani, who is also the Coordinator of the exercise for states in the North, said the assessment was aimed at improving their capability and effectiveness as security operatives, for a robust and efficient service delivery to the public.

According to him, the personnel, who have the responsibility of protecting the lives of the public, have to be mentally sound because they handled weapons.

“We are going to lecture them and issue them with questionnaires, based on their responses, we are taking it back to the headquarters for forensic screening.

“After the forensic screening, a certificate of fitness will be issued to them,” he said. (NAN)

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