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14 student union leaders arrested and tortured in Lagos

About 14 student union activists were arrested this afternoon by the Nigerian Police who tortured, beat, and brutalized them as they met near YabaTech.According to Sahara Reporters, these students congregated in Yaba following their attendance at a hearing at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos.
The student activists attended a hearing on the case between some the rusticated University of Lagos Students’ Union (ULSU) and their university, UNILAG. Today’s hearing ended with Federal Court Justice Salihu Seidu adjourning the case to October 25th because the defendant, UNILAG, failed to show up in court.
SaharaReporters learned that the police viciously beat, brutalized, and arrested numerous student activists. Among those brutalized included: the NANS JCC Chairman Samson Moses Adewale, NANS JCC Sports director Muhammed, NANS JCC Secretary General Owolabi Oluseyi, two NANS JCC senators, and others.
The police swooped in on the student leaders during a meeting to decide next steps in their case against UNILAG for illegally rusticating students. During the police operation, many students were arrested, according to sources.
Sources speaking to SaharaReporters said the circumstances surrounding the attack, and the Gestapo manner it was carried out, suggests that the Nigerian police were likely acting on instructions of UNILAG authorities. It will be recalled that the Nigerian police are implicated, alongside UNILAG officials, in the rustication of some student leaders.
Semester examinations started in UNILAG today and the court hearing today was expected to grant an order that could give the students the opportunity to join their colleagues in the exams. Unfortunately, the case was adjourned until October 25th, meaning the students would be missing the entire semester despite not having violated credible rules. Activists are saying that the action is punitive and a corrupt university management is punishing the students.
Meanwhile, the Education Rights’ Campaign has condemned the premeditated and vicious attack today by the armed policemen in a message sent to SaharaReporters by the National Coordinator Hassan Taiwo.

The students were first detained at Sabo Police station before being moved to Lagos Police Headquarters in Ikeja. They are being moved to Panti Police Station as at the time of filing this report.
Source: Miss Petite

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Super Falcons striker, Asisat Oshoala, comes to Falz defence with regards to statement about glorifying fraudsters

Asisat Oshoala

Nigerian professional footballer, Asisat Oshoala, who plays as a forward in the Chinese Women’s Super league for Dalian Quanjian F.C., took to her Instagram to express deep concern about how people are now proud to be fraudsters.



In Falz’ defense, she insisted fraudsters shouldn’t be glorified.

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Police reacts to report of its officers collecting bribe with POS

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) on Wednesday, June 21, reacted to a viral video of an officer caught on camera using Point of Sale (POS) machine to collect bribe.

Many Nigerians had expressed dismay at the attitude of the officer, which they said represented the level of corruption in the Nigeria Police Force.

We gathered that Abayomi Shogunle, the Assistant Commissioner Of Police, Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit in a statement released on its Facebook page said the force once used handheld machines to verify vehicle registration details.

Police officer using handheld device to check registration details of a vehicle

Shogunle also asked anyone who at any time paid a bribe to a police officer using a POS to come forward with proof.

It was reported earlier that the incident reportedly took place on Tuesday, June 20, at Olowora Street, in Mafoluku area of Oshodi.

The Lagos state Police Command also dismissed the video footage making the rounds on social media about one of its officers using a Point-of-Sale machine popularly known as POS to extort a commercial motorcyclist.

PPRO ASP Olarinde Famous- Cole, the motorcycle rider, and policemen Involved

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, on Wednesday, June 21, said it was necessary to address the situation so as to clarify the account of how the incident in question was reported on various social media platforms.

He disclosed that the video, which drew the attention of well-meaning Nigerians, saw a police officer, attached to the Makinde Police Division, allegedly using a POS to extort a motorcyclist and his passenger on Olowora Street, Mafoluku in Oshodi area on June 20, 2017.

Famous-Cole in a statement said, “The Lagos state police command would like to inform the general public that none of its personnel is in use of a POS machine in any part of the state.”

“The command would also like to state that the officer in the video is being investigated and the commercial bike rider has given a factual account of the event that happened to justify the actions of the police officer.”

“The officer and his team on that fateful day accosted a commercial bike rider and passenger who had a bag on him. The passenger upon inquiry from the police officer about the contents of his bag brought out a POS machine and other documents.

“When asked why he was in possession of a POS, the passenger said his customers usually paid for their utility bills with the POS machine. The passenger was then asked to produce a form of identification which he did and was asked to go by the policeman that accosted him. Famous Cole Added

The PPRO, however, urged members of the public to verify information and its sources before use on social media to avoid misconceptions emanating from false information.

In a previous report,  two traffic wardens, Musa Muktar with force number 394120 GDI and Shuaibu Suleman with number 10627 were sacked for alleged extortion.

The announcement was made by ACP Abayomi Shogunle, the assistant commissioner of police in charge of the Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU), in Abuja on June 20, 2017.

The statement showed that the sacked officers were attached to the Wuse Police Division in the Federal Capital Territory Command.

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“Even dead people signed my recall petition” – Dino Melaye alleges as he sues INEC

Dino Melaye

The Senator representing Kogi West in the house of assembly, Dino Melaye has dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) before the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, seeking an order stopping the ongoing process by his constituents to recall him.

The Embattled Senator revealed this on Twitter Friday evening, while also sharing a photo of a copy of the court paper.

Dino Melaye

He alleged that the recall letter collated and sent to INEC on Thursday were being signed by fictitious, dead and none existing persons in his senatorial district.

Dino Melaye

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