Dubai Police foil drug operation
Dubai: Dubai Police foiled an attempt to promote 33kg of crystal meth inside the country, police said on Saturday.Lt General Abdullah Khalifa Al Merri, Commander-In-Chief at Dubai Police, said that three men were arrested for possessing and promoting the drugs inside the country based on the instruction from their ring leader, located in an Asian country. “Our officers in cooperation with Sharjah Police, arrested an international drug gang. The operation — called Step By Step — aims to foil drug lords’ activities inside the UAE,” Lt Gen Al Merri said in a statement.Dubai Police recently receiv...
Sigh of relief as Computer Village traders cheer police, army for warding off looters
Residents and business owners in the popular computer village, located in Ikeja, Lagos are now able to heave a sigh of relief after security agencies successfully repelled a barrage of attacks by hoodlums trying to gain access and loot the market.Yesterday, BusinessDay had confirmed heavy gunshots that saw individuals scampering to safety, from multiple accounts by residents and business owners contacted.Dubbed the largest market for computing and mobile devices, the market is equally described as the largest ICT accessory market in Africa.The Computer Village in Ikeja is also within close pro...
Adamawa police denies arresting, requesting N150,000 bail from #EndSARS protester
Adamawa State police command has denied arresting an #EndSARS protester and collecting N150,000 bail from him.A statement signed by the image-maker of the command, Sulaiman Nguroje, and made available to BusinessDay correspondent said, news making the round to the effect that the police arrested the protester and demanded N150,000 for bail were maliciously aimed at causing disaffection.” The attention of Adamawa state police command has been drawn to a publication “EndSARS Protest: Adamawa police arrests protester, N150,000 demanded.” As a matter of fact, on 20/10/2020, one Dominic Edmond, a m...
Melbourne anti-lockdown protesters clash with police
Sixteen people were arrested following clashes with police during an anti-lockdown protest in the Australian city of Melbourne on Friday, local media reported.Police used pepper spray to control the crowd of several hundred demonstrators, many of whom were not wearing masks, according to Australian broadcaster ABC.Protesters called for an end to the strict lockdown in the capital of the state of Victoria, considered to be among the toughest restrictions currently in place worldwide.Some protesters also held banners reading "Covid-19 is a scam."Victoria has been battling a second wave of corona...
#EndSARS: Police clear barricades in Lagos
The police have commenced removal of road barricades across Lagos State as Deputy Inspector General (DIG) in charge of Research and Planning Leye Oyebade inspected extent of damages from violent attacks.Oyebade, who is in Lagos at the instance of the Inspector General of Police (IG) Mohammed Adamu, said obstructions on major roads were being removed to create access for motorists especially those on essential duties.The DIG, who was led on the operational tour by the Lagos Police Commissioner (CP) Hakeem Odumosu, said the police were taking complete charge of security of lives and property in ...
Five Saudis arrested over SR11.8m fraud
Cairo: Saudi police arrested five citizens who were allegedly involved in fraud deals worth SR11.8 million and transferred the money outside the kingdom, according to a security official.The suspects, in their 30s and 40s, had transferred the money to an Arab national living outside Saudi Arabia, assistant spokesman for the Riyadh police Major Khaled Al Karidis added.The suspects had set up fake electronic platforms bearing the names of trademarks that were illegally marketed on social media. They used them to carry out 120 fraudulent operations whereby they racked up a total of SR11.8 million...
Turkish police seize smuggled fossils from creationist cult leader
Turkish police seized smuggled fossils worth $10 million from the home of a jailed cult leader infamous for his anti-evolution views and bizarre female following, state news agency Anadolu reported on Wednesday.Authorities discovered a total of 879 fossils in raids on two of Adnan Oktar's properties.Oktar, also known as Harun Yahya, is an Islamic creationist who became known internationally through his televangalist network. In his televised lectures he would surround himself with "his kittens" - female followers with nearly identical bleached-blonde hair and perceived surgical enhancements.He...
Sudan protester killed as police clear streets: medics
A Sudanese protester was killed late on Wednesday as security forces moved to disperse demonstrations against the transitional government's failure to address a deepening economic crisis, doctors close to the protesters said.At least 14 protesters were also wounded and more suffered breathing difficulties as a result of the "extreme violence" used by police to snuff out the demonstrations in the capital Khartoum and its twin city Omdurman, the medics said.Police fired live rounds as well as tear gas to clear the protesters from the streets and a 20-year-old died from a police bullet in an east...
Buhari keeps mum on Lekki shooting, says better salaries for police coming
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday addressed Nigerians on the violence across the country, but kept mum on the shooting of #EndSARS protesters in Lekki.All through the speech, the president did not make any reference to the Lekki shooting where soldiers opened fire on protesters, injuring many, with some killed.Soldiers had on Tuesday stormed the Lekki Toll Gate Plaza where protesters had gathered protesting.The president, however, spoke on police welfare, saying that the the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission was working on it.“With regard to the welfare of police personnel, t...
President orders action on police over Mityana teargas fracas
President Museveni has ordered the police management to punish two police commanders who led an operation in which chiefs of a Buganda clan, were teargassed in Mityana District.Presidential hopeful Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine, is also a member of the Mbogo Clan.Police sources, who preferred anonymity for fear of retribution, told Daily Monitor that President Museveni gave an order to the Inspector General of Police Martins Okoth-Ochola to take action against the officers.The chiefs of Mbogo clan were dispersed using teargas by the police as they convened at their ancestral site at Mugul...