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Insecurity In Nigeria Falls On The President, Katsina State Governor Aminu Masari Tells Buhari.

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Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina state has blamed  President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement

06for the state of insecurity in parts of the country.
The president had during a television interview last week attributed the reported state of insecurity nationwide to the failure of the states and local government councils across the country to manage security issues in their respective domains.
But citing certain constitutional provisions during an interactive session with reporters in his office at the weekend, Masari said it was wrong for anybody to blame states and local governments for the alarming state of insecurity in the country.
“It is the responsibility of the federal government to ensure the protection of lives and property of citizens in all nooks and cranny of the country,” Masari asserted noting that “when you look at the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the issue of security is under the Exclusive List.
“So, it is the responsibility of the Federal Government and states can only compliment and that’s what we have always done and still doing.
“From the local governments, we assist the Police, the DSS, the NSDC. There may be states that do not complement the efforts of the security agencies and perhaps those are the states that the President was referring to.
“But sincerely speaking, based on provisions of the Constitution, the blame should go to the Federal Government for the general state of insecurity in Nigeria.”
Masari said that he was 100 per cent in support of the clamour for restructuring and devolution of more powers to the states which should also entail enhanced revenue to these tiers of government to enable them to adequately perform their constitutional roles.
According to him, the establishment of state police will enhance general security as the personnel will be expected to perform their defined roles without infringing on the duties of the Nigerian police.
Masari said “the issue of state police is part of what we are talking about and I am for it.
“All we need to do is to formalise activities of the vigilance groups and community policing and give them clear definitions on their limits and those of the Nigerian police.
“We have the Nigerian police and the NSDC that we currently their operations support and nothing stops state police from the coexisting side by side with the Nigerian police.

“The issue of security is actually the responsibility of everybody as we all have roles to play.
“It’s not about the President or the Governor or local government chairman or a legislator or minister.
“These bandits and their informants have addresses. They live within the communities and the people know them and security has no colourations in terms of political party affiliations or religion.”
“I am also 100 per cent for restructuring and devolution of powers or whatever you call it.
“If you devolve, states and local governments will have more financial independence.
“We should earn resources according to the size and economy of our states.
“During the First Republic, the then Emir of Kano was the highest-paid Emir because of the state’s revenue base.
“What we have today as Katsina State was a province made up of Katsina and Daura emirates. They ran their civil service and police and prisons and Judiciary then were under the Native Authority and they did well.
“They built and managed schools. If it was done successfully then, who says it cannot be done today.
“We ought to take another look at the Constitution. With the right leadership and proper arrangement, these things are still possible.
“There are some federal ministries with so many parastatals under each one. How can one person as minister provide effective oversight for these parastatals?
“We should devolve more power to the states but in such a way that we don’t have to weaken the authority of the Federal Government in terms of performing its constitutional responsibilities.

Courtesy -Sunday Sun

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Police In Bayelsa Parades Big Boy Kidnapper And Accomplices

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The big boy alleged kidnap kingpin, Emmanuel Ikechukwu Ewa, aka ‘John Lion’ who was arrested in Abuja and assumed to be behind many high-profile kidnappings in Bayelsa State was on Monday paraded alongside his three members of his gang at the Police Officers Mess, Yenagoa Bayelsa State.

Emmanuel was apprehended by operatives of Operation Puff Adder in Abuja and was immediately transferred to Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, where he was paraded to the press.

The high profile Kidnapper,  runs Lion Interior Hub which he uses as a cover up for his criminal activities, he is known for his flamboyant lifestyle and heavy spending at nightclubs in Yenagoa. He was paraded alongside his three other Accomplices, Emmanuel Charles Angase, a 37years native of Azuzuma Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, Innocent Kingsley, 31 years, a native of Egbu Community Etche LGA, Rivers State, and one Timi Werikumo a 21-years old native of Azuzuama Community Southern Ijaw LGA, Bayelsa State. Other members of his gang are yet to be caught.

My Job was to lead the gang to the victims houses, I got N1.5m, $10,000–EWA

On his involvement in kidnapping, the prime suspect, John Ikechukwu Ewa, a.k.a. John Lion, a 30-year-old native of Eruah Community in Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State, said:

“I was involved in the kidnapping of Danjuma, I was not aware of the kidnapping, I was told they have a business together, I should just tell them where he is staying. I was working there in Sterling Bank as a cleaner, I left there in 2003.

I appreciate not being part of the gang, I was just misled. In sharing of the ransom they gave me as a dash N1.5 Million then $10,000 was given to me by Emmanuel when I change the money it was N7.5m.

“Lion is my name, it is the English translation of Ewa. I played the role of showing them Danjuma’s house. I did not play any role in Akin’s kidnap, I only showed them his house that he is the former boss I didn’t know that they were kidnappers.”

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Developing Story, An Abuja Based Lawyer And Accomplices Arrested For Assaulting Police Orderly

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Assaulted Inspector Teju James.

Prof. Zainab Duke Abiola, an Abuja based lawyer and human rights activist and her house maid, Rebecca Enechido, have been arrested on the orders of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, for “the grievous assault of a female Police Officer, Inspector Teju Moses”, serving as an orderly to Prof. Abiola.

Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi,  disclosed this in a statement issued today, Thursday, September 22, 2022. He added that another suspect, a male domestic staff of the Prof. Abiola, is currently at large.

“Zainab Duke, an Mbaise-born activist, grievously assaulted her orderly in company of some accomplices on Tuesday 20th September, 2022 at her residence in Garki, Abuja, due to the refusal of the orderly to breach professional ethics by carrying out menial and domestic chores at her house.

“The IGP has directed the express prosecution of the arrested suspects who are currently in Police custody, as the preliminary investigation shows overwhelming evidence of culpability on the part of the Professor and her domestic staff. The IGP has equally tasked the investigative team to ensure that the fleeing suspect is arrested and made to face the wrath of the law,” CSP Adejobi said.

“It is pertinent to clarify that the suspect, Prof. Zainab, who name-drops the IGP, his family members, and other officers in the top hierarchy of the Force has no acquaintance with the Police in any form as erroneously peddled on social media.

“The Inspector-General of Police who similarly ordered the withdrawal of all Police personnel attached to the Professor, expressed consternation at the fact that an individual who claims to be an advocate for Human Rights could stoop so low to violate the rights of another individual, a police officer tasked with ensuring her protection,” the Forece PRO said in the statement.

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Breaking News, Billionaire Kidnapper, Evans Bags 21yrs Sentence Imprisonment

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Kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans, and his co-defendant, Victor Aduba, have been sentenced to 21 years imprisonment for kidnapping one Sylvanus Hafia, by Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja special Offences Court today Monday 19th of September 2022.

They were accused of conspiring and kidnapping Sylvanus Ahanonu Hafia at about 5:30 pm on June 23, 2014, at Kara Street, Amuwo Odofin in Lagos and were alleged to have captured and detained Hafia and demanded a ransom of $2m.

But they pleaded not guilty to the four charges.

The judge held that the sentence would serve as a deterrent to other aspiring kidnappers.

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