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Inspector General of Police announces new squad “SWAT” to replace SARS

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Inspector General of Police announces new squad “SWAT” to replace SARS

Inspector General of Police announces new squad “SWAT” to replace SARS

Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police Mohammad Adamu sets up a new Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) squad to “fill the gaps” left by the notorious police unit Federal Special Anti-robbery squad (FSARS).

According to the spokesman for the force Frank Mba said the IGP had also ordered all personnel of the disbanded SARS to report at force headquarters in Abuja for debriefing.

“The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A. Adamu, NPM, mni has, today, 13th October, 2020, in accordance with Section 18 (10) of the Police Act 2020, ordered all personnel of the defunct SARS to report at the Force Headquarters, Abuja for debriefing, psychological and medical examination. The officers are expected to undergo this process as a prelude to further training and reorientation before being redeployed into mainstream policing duties,” Mba said.

Mba also revealed that prospective members of this new team will also “undergo psychological and medical examination to ascertain their fitness and eligibility for the new assignment.”

The SARS was dissolved on Sunday but there are allegations that they were still on the streets attacking and brutalizing protesters.

Just hours after Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday tried to assuage protesters by promising “extensive” reforms to stop the rising crisis of police brutality, another civilian was shot and killed by police during a protest in Surulere, Lagos State.

Source: Guardian

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Nigerian singers Zinoleesky and Mohbad Arrested Over Drug Charges

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Naira Marley signees, Zinoleesky And Mohbad Arrested BY NDLEA Over Drug Charges.

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have arrested singers Zinoleesky and Mohbad after a midnight raid on their residence in Lagos.

NDLEA Spokesman, Femi Babafemi, confirms the arrest saying Cannabis and Molly were recovered by the operatives.

“Our men raided an area in Idado estate where Bịara Market boys stay. Some quantities of Cannabis sativa and Molly were recovered from their apartment and car,” he told TheCable Lifestyle.

“Six persons were arrested in all. Two females and four males.”

According to eyewitness, the NDLEA officials came without a search warrant and manhandled everyone, especially the ladies who were with them.

This is coming weeks after the Agency arrested fast-rising skit maker, De General, after a raid on his residence in Lagos. De General was immediately charged to court where he was convicted of trafficking tramadol and Cannabis sativa.

The skit maker was, however, pardoned by the court on the grounds that the quantity of the drugs found on him was too small to earn him a sentence.

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South African Rapper, Riky Rick Takes His Own Life After Battling Depression

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South African rapper, Rikhado Muziwendlovu popularly known as Riky Rick was found dead a few hours after a suicidal tweet. “I’ll return a stronger man. This land is still my home”, his post on Twitter read.

According to Police report, the rapper allegedly hung himself with a rope at his estate home in North Johannesburg, South Africa.

Riky Rick was found by his management team at about 8.30 am on Wednesday morning. They rushed him to a nearby hospital as he was still alive, unfortunately, he died when they were en route to the hospital.

Fans and friends of the late Riky Rick took to Twitter to reveal he has been battling depression for some time and his last Twitter post is an indication that his depression was severe.

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Davido Reveals childhood Emotional letter he wrote to Late Mother

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Davido Reveals childhood emotional letter he wrote to his late mum.

Nigeria superstar Davido birth name David Adeleke who lost his mother when he was still boy, has revealed that he still thinks of her and misses her so much.

The superstar took to his twitter page to reveal an emotional letter he had written to his late mother which he stumbled upon alongside a throwback picture of him and his late mum, the post have caused alot of emotional reactions from fans on social media.

Davido expresses his love for his late mother in the note and how much he misses her hugs, kisses and smile.

The letter reads: “How much I love you and how much love you gave to me. Despite my stubbornness, you are there to correct me. I miss your warm hugs, lovely kisses and lovely smile. You are a rare mother. You are one in a million. You will always be on my mind. Rest in peace mom.”

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