Army court remands policemen, soldiers over spying for Rwanda
Two senior police officers have been remanded to Makindye Military prison over offences about sharing security information with the Rwandan government.The suspects; Mr Benon Akandwanaho, a community liaison officer for Kira Police Station, and Mr Frank Sabiiti, a counter-terrorism official attached to Mutukula border post, appeared before the General Court Martial in Makindye on Monday.The policemen are jointly charged with five soldiers; Lt Alex Kasamula attached to Military Police at Makindye, Lt Phillip Ankunda, a pilot attached to the Special Forces Command, Pte Nathan Ndwaine, a student o...
Dubai mum, son cleared of resisting arrest and assaulting policemen
Dubai: A Dubai mother and her son were acquitted of charges of resisting arrest after a family dispute.The Dubai Court of First Instance heard that police from Al Rashidiya Police Station were dispatched to a house in Al Warqa last September after a dispute was reported between a 22-year-old Emirati man and his brother-in-law.“The brother-in-law had been assaulted by the defendant,” said a police officer. “We found the defendant outside, smoking. I showed him my ID and asked him to step inside the patrol car when he started resisting,” the officer added.The defendant cursed the officers when t...
Iraqi policemen killed protesters with hunting rifles: minister
Iraqi policemen using their own hunting rifles killed protesters in the capital Baghdad this week, the government said, adding that the perpetrators had been suspended."According to eyewitnesses and forensic data, hunting rifles killed" two protesters, Interior Minister Othman al-Ghanemi told reporters on Thursday.The minister gave the names of three policemen and displayed the arms and ammunition they had purportedly used.Hunting rifles were in the personal possession of the three, "who decided on their own account to make use of them", he told reporters.They have confessed to using the weapo...
Coronavirus-positive thief becomes a headache for police in India
Patna: A thief infected with coronavirus has become a big headache for the police in the Indian state of Jharkhand. He has infected as many as 30 policemen, prompting the sealing off of two police stations so far.The thief was caught stealing Rs150 from a grocery shop in Hazaribagh town ten days ago after which he was made to undergo a coronavirus test. The thief tested positive and that proved to be bad news for the policemen.In the past 10 days since his arrest, he has escaped thrice from police custody and in their efforts to nab him, scores of policemen have got infected with the virus. Pa...
Gang of 7 poses as policemen, stops money exchange staff’s car and robs over Dh700,000 in Dubai
Dubai: A gang of seven men has been accused of posing as policemen and robbing Dh730,000 from a Dubai exchange house.The exchange house sent two employees to meet a customer wanting to exchange $200,000 for dirhams in November last year at the Al Muraqabbat area.“We were inside the car with a bag of cash, heading to meet the man. All of the sudden, two vehicles blocked our path from the front and back. Two men stepped out and flashed their ID caards, claiming that they are from the police,” a 43-year-old exchange employee said in official records.“They took our IDs and the bag of cash and told...
Police demand Wike surrender Joi Nunieh
The Nigerian Police still want to interrogate Dr.Joi Nunieh, the former managing director of Niger Delta Development Commission(NDDC).On Thursday, policemen from Abuja made a botched bid to arrest her from her home in Port Harcourt.She was rescued by Governor Nyesom Wike.According to reports, the police have now formally asked Wike to allow them take her away.The Nation reported that Rivers Police Commissioner, Joseph Mukan, made the demand during a meeting with Wike in Port Harcourt on Friday.Mukan told newsmen later that Nunieh was under investigation over a petition for which she was requir...
Iraq policemen arrested after man handcuffed to dying wife’s hospital bed
Police in the Iraqi province of Kirkuk have arrested three officers after a suspect was handcuffed to his wife’s hospital bed, where she died of complications from the COVID-19 virus. The arrests were made after video of the shocking incident went viral on social media, reports Rudaw.It has been revealed that Mohammed Karim, a Kurd who works as a teacher in Kirkuk for the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Ministry of Education, was handcuffed to his wife’s bed on Monday, following an argument with medical staff over his wife’s care.Karim, who has also been diagnosed with coronavirus, got into an...
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Two policemen jailed over acid attack on Indonesian graft buster
Jakarta (AFP) - Two Indonesian police officers were jailed Thursday for partially blinding a top corruption investigator in an acid attack that sparked widespread anger in the graft-riddled Southeast Asian nation.A Jakarta court handed Ronny Bugis and Rahmat Kadir Mahulette one-and-a-half and two-year prison sentences, respectively, after convicting them of the 2017 attack on Novel Baswedan, a senior member of Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission.Baswedan, 43, was set upon in the capital as he walked home from a mosque following early morning prayers.The sentences were longer than the...
Wike saved my life, Police tried to break security door: Nunieh speaks
The immediate past managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Joi Nunieh, has thanked Governor Wike for saving her from police officers who invaded her house on Thursday morning.Narrating her side of the story at the Government House in Port Harcourt, Nuniel said she was rescued from heavily armed policemen who wanted to whisk her away without a warrant.Nunieh added that Governor Wike came to her rescue at the point the policemen were still trying to pull down the security door leading to her room.She said, “They (policemen) started trying to break the security door. Because ...
Seven policemen feared killed in auto crash
No fewer than seven policemen have been reported killed in a motor accident involving police special forces along the Kaduna-Zaria highway on Sunday evening.Eye witnesses said the crash occurred around 4:30pm close to Jaji Military Cantonment when a speeding 18-seater bus with kitted and rifled policemen somersaulted.Our correspondent could not ascertain where the Policemen were coming from but learnt they were heading towards Zaria from Kaduna when the accident happened.An eyewitness said: “It was a terrible accident because I counted about seven bodies of policemen in the middle of the road....