We Arrested 999 Suspects In 2021-Katsina Police
The Katsina State Police Command said it arrested a total of nine hundred and ninety-nine (999) suspects in connection with six hundred and eight (608) reported cases in the year 2021.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Superintendent of Police SP, Isah Gambo disclosed this to journalists on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, AIG Sanusi Buba during the end of the year press conference held at the state command yesterday.
SP Gambo at the briefing gave the breakdown of the arrests of the year under review.
He said, “a total number of eight hundred and seventy-four (874) of the arrested suspects are undergoing prosecution in various competent Courts of Law in the State.”
“He also disclosed that the total number of one hundred and fifty-seven (157) suspected Armed Robbers were arrested and one hundred and forty-five (145) suspects charged to court while twelve (12) suspects are under investigation.
The police spokesman also gave the “total number of suspected kidnappers arrested during the year under review as Sixty-five (65) of which sixty-three (63) suspects have been charged to court while two (2) suspects are under investigation.”
SP Isah equally revealed that “Two hundred and forty-four (244) suspected cattle rustlers were arrested, of which two hundred and thirty (230) suspects have been charged to court while fourteen (14) suspects are under investigation.”
However, he said the command lost five policemen in the course of the campaign while it succeeded in “neutralizing thirty-eight (38) bandits in various gun battles while five (5) police officers paid the supreme price.”
During the year under review also “One thousand two hundred and forty-three (1,243) domestic animals were recovered which consist of eight hundred and sixty-seven (867) cows, three hundred and fifty-two (352) sheep, twenty-four (24) goats and one (1) donkey were recovered from the hoodlums.”
In connection to the rape and unnatural offences during the year under review, the police spokesman said: “two hundred and forty-six (246) suspects were arrested in one hundred and ninety-five (195) reported cases.”
SP Isah also disclosed that “Sixty-three (63) victims were rescued in four (4) reported cases of Human Trafficking which were transferred to NAPTIP office in Kano State.”
Also “twenty (20) suspected stolen motor vehicles were and eighteen (18) stolen/bandits’ motorcycles were also recovered,” Isah said.
The command also succeeded in recovering the following arms and ammunition:
4 General Purpose Machine Guns, 44 AK 47 rifles, 1 LAR rifle, 1 G3 Rifle, 20 Locally made guns, 689 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition of AK 47 rifle, 109- Anti Aircraft ammunition (AA)
The police commissioner in the state, recently promoted to the rank of Assistant Inspector General AIG of Police, Sanusi Buba thanked members of the Fourth Estate of Realm for their “immense cooperation and partnership with the command.”
He said, they “have sincerely and passionately displayed fraternity and collaboration towards strengthening the relative peace and security in the state through fair and balanced reportage of the Command activities.”
Tinubu Signs Bill Unifying Retirement Age For Judicial Officers
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu yesterday signed his first piece of legislation as President, when he assented to a constitutional amendment bill bringing uniformity to the retirement age and pension rights of judicial officers in the country.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the State House Director of Information, Abiodun Oladunjoye, yesterday.
The statement is titled ‘President Tinubu assents to constitutional amendment Bill on uniformity in retirement age of judicial officers’.
The statement read in part: “In exercising the powers vested in him under the 1999 Constitution as amended, President Bola Tinubu yesterday at the State House assented to a fresh amendment of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“President Tinubu signed into law the ‘Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) (No.37), 2023’ presented by the outgoing 9th National Assembly”.
It added that “With the signing of the Constitutional amendment Bill, retirement age and pension rights of judicial officers have been effectively brought into uniformity and other related matters”.
While signing the amendment Bill into law, Tinubu pledged his administration’s dedication to strengthening the judiciary, ensuring the rule of law, and empowering judicial officers to execute their responsibilities effectively.
Democracy Day: FG Declares Monday Public Holiday
The Federal Government has declared Monday, June 12, as a public holiday in commemoration of 2023 Democracy Day celebration.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Dr Oluwatoyin Akinlade, on behalf of the Federal Government.
While congratulating Nigerians on the occasion, Akinlade stated that the country’s democratic journey has encountered stormy and smooth sails, just like in many other climes.
She said, “But the ship of State, its institutions and most importantly, the Nigerian people have remained steadfast on the tenets of democratic governance.”
“On this memorable occasion therefore, Nigerians and friends of Nigeria are invited to appreciate the progress that has been made, celebrate the milestones covered and look forward to a better future for the country’s democracy.
“The Permanent Secretary wishes all Nigerians a Happy Democracy Day celebration, “ the statement added.
RSHA Screens Five For Commissioners, Today
Five commissioner nominees are to appear before the Rivers State House of Assembly, today for screening.
The nominees include Engr. Chukwuemeka Woke, Barr.(Mrs) Inime Aguma, Hon Nwafor Uchechukwu, Dr. Kenneth Chisom Gbah and Hon. Henry Ogiri.
In a statement signed by the Acting Clerk of the House, Dr. Emeka Amadi, the five commissioner nominees are expected to appear before the lawmakers by 10am.
The nominees are also requested to submit 40 copies of their original credentials to the office of the Acting Clerk on or before 9am, today.
Four commissioners had earlier been screened by the Assembly and sworn in by the State governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, last week.
These nominees, if screened and confirmed, will therefore, bring the number of commissioners in the State to nine in the last one week.
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