Today’s Headlines: You Messed Up, Prof Onigbinde Tells INEC Boss;Police Nap 9 Suspected Criminals In

You Messed Up, Prof Onigbinde Tells INEC Boss

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A foremost Professor of Political Philosophy with a speciality in public policies, politics and governance, Akinyemi Onigbinde has lambasted the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Yakubu Mahmood, following the outcome of the immediate past 2023 presidential election. Onigbinde, in a recent interview with Nigerian Tribune, claimed the INEC boss “messed up” following the outcome of the poll that saw Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) emerged winner.

In his interview, Prof. Onigbinde alleged the 2023 presidential “without prejudice to the outcome of court judgment” is “not free and fair” adding that “INEC deliberately disabled BVAS for the presidential election”. According to him, Yakubu is one of the members of the eggheads does not equate that all professors are incompetent.

Police Nap 9 Suspected Criminals In Imo

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The Imo State Police Command has arrested nine suspected criminals terrorising parts of the state. The Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the arrest came barely two weeks after gunmen attacked and killed four policemen in a restaurant in the Ngor Okpala area of the state.

In a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday, the command’s spokesman, ASP Henry Okoye, said the command also recovered arms and ammunition from the suspects’ hideouts. Okoye said the arrests followed the state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr Mohammed Barde’s directive to commence a detailed investigation and manhunt to unravel the perpetrators of the Ngor Okpala dastardly act.

Bandits Release 74 Out Of 85 Villagers After Collecting Additional N3m

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Bandits who kidnapped 85 villagers at Wanzamai in the Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State have released 74. One of the residents of the area, Usman Mohammed, told DAILY POST that the 74 victims were released last Friday night, adding that the remaining 11 persons were still in captivity.

Adeleke Calls For Inter-State Policing To Check Cross-Border Crimes

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Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has called on police formations and commands to strengthen inter-state policing, to stem the tide of cross-border crimes. This is contained in a statement by the spokesperson to the governor, Mallam Rasheed Olawale, on Saturday, in Osogbo. He said the call was part of the security meeting resolutions held with heads of security agencies in the state.

The governor noted that criminal attacks had become a major issue in different parts of the state, stressing the situation needed urgent and concerted efforts and attention. He commended the proactive actions of the police and other security agencies but called for strengthening intelligence gathering and sharing while assuring that his administration was ready to support the crusade.

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