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Policemen Steal Garri, Bayelsa and Rivers State Commands Deny Men

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Policemen  attached to the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) allegedly stole four bags of garri on Tuesday from traders.

The incident which happened at the Mbiama Market was witnessed by a Facebook user, Mashak Uyi, who posted pictures on social media.

In what can only be regarded as an abuse of power and disrespect to the uniform these men wear, they were seen collecting the bags of the product garri (a staple food in Nigeria processed from cassava) from two traders along the road.

The garri bags  taken were four in number, and were put in the pick up truck the policemen were in.

The Facebook user was in shock as to what was transpiring before him and even more so as the Soldiers around the area were laughing at the incident.

He wrote, “I was completely bewildered to see men of the FSARS cart away four bags of garri from two traders at the popular Mbiama Market at about 12.21pm today (Tuesday).

“Three of them jumped down from the white Hilux van in a commando style, charging at the two traders in the guise of clearing the road. Rather than clear the road, it was the traders’ four bags of garri that they hurriedly “cleared” to their van.

“Not knowing what their intention was, the traders ran to them to demand money for their goods, but the FSARS men warned them not to come closer than they had or they would be dealt with accordingly. ‘Una no dey fear!’ ‘Woman, you won challenge us abi?’ They charged and zoomed off!

“Sadly, there were soldiers at the spot where this incident happened. All they could do was to laugh.”

“I managed to capture them at a distance before their vehicle zoomed off with their loot…it is really shameful.

Speaking to Journalist via telephone, he noted that the Police truck was seen driving into Rivers State.

The story took an interesting twist when it was brought to the attention of the State Police Command in Rivers State.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Rivers State Command, Nnamdi Omoni, denied that those men were from the Rivers Command, as men of the command would not engage in conduct unbecoming of a Police Officer.

He said, “That allegation is neither here nor there. How can policemen steal garri? It is not possible. Such an allegation is wrong. Our men are trained and we ensure that they observe professionalism in all they do.”

The Bayelsa State PPRO, Butswart Asinim, also distanced the state command’s FSARS of any wrongdoing.

He said, “Mbiama is not in Bayelsa; it is in Rivers. Our men won’t go to Mbiama to operate; we don’t cover the area. Get in touch with the Rivers Command. Even if they are not Rivers policemen, it happened in their (Rivers command) jurisdiction.”

It is quite vexing and distressing that accountability in the Police can not be achieved.

The Port-Harcourt metropolis in the past few months has witnessed an increase in reported cases of Police extortion and brutality.

A small question remains, if these men were not from Baylesa or Rivers State, what Command are they from?

It is left to see how the State Commands go about checkmating the excesses of Police Officers.

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India Unveils World’s Tallest Statue, “Statue Of Unity”

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India Unveils "Statue Of Unity"

India unveils the world’s tallest statue named the “Statue of Unity.”

The statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel who was one of the country’s independence leaders has been unveiled. The “Statue of Unity,” located in India is 182 meters tall, making it the tallest statue in the world. The Indian president, Narendra Modi officially unveils the statue at an event attended by more than 5,000 police officers.

The president describes the statue as ‘an answer to all those who question the existence of India,’ saying that “the height of the statue is to remind the youth that the future of the country will be as huge as this.”

According to reports, the bronze-clad statue cost $430 million to build. The statue also houses a memorial garden and a museum at its base.

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Kanye West Is Taking A Break From Politics

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American rapper Kanye West is now breaking from political talk, saying he was used as a pawn and that his “eyes are now wide open.”

The rapper who once referred to the President of the United States as his brother takes to his Twitter page with a series of tweets declaring that his eyes are now wide open. On Tuesday, 30th October, Kanye West wrote a series of tweets breaking himself from President Trump’s beliefs.

He writes:

“My eyes are now wide open and now realize I’ve been used to spread messages I don’t believe in,” he wrote. “I am distancing myself from politics and completely focusing on being creative !!!”

Kanye who had earlier said Trump’s “Make America Great Again” hat made him feel like a superhero, also declaring “I love this guy” has said he is done being a messenger of beliefs that doesn’t appeal to him personally.

He also writes:

“I support creating jobs and opportunities for people who need them the most, I support prison reform, I support common-sense gun laws that will make our world safer.

“I support those who risk their lives to serve and protect us and I support holding people who misuse their power accountable. I believe in love and compassion for people seeking asylum and parents who are fighting to protect their children from violence and war.

“I would like to thank my family, loved ones, and community for supporting my ACTUAL beliefs and my vision for a better world.

“I introduced Candace to the person who made the logo and they didn’t want their name on it so she used mine. I never wanted any association with Blexit. I have nothing to do with it.”

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Abuja Violence: Wuse 2 Witness Senseless Killings

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Abuja Violence

Abuja suddenly becomes unsafe as senseless killings are becoming the order of the day.

Gunshots are reportedly been fired in the Federal Capital territory again. This time, Wuse 2, also in Abuja is the location as members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) clash with authorities. The shots are not being fired by the Nigerian Army this time around; the security agency behind the fired shots is the Nigeria Police Force.

Members of the Islamic Movement classified as the Shiites were fired at Zuba and on Monday, shots were fired at these same sects at Nyanya – by the Nigerian Army after claims that the movement aimed at stealing ammunitions and attacked the soldiers. Even though, the public claim that the movement was unarmed peaceful protesters.

Social media users, once again share videos from the scene of the shootings in Wuse 2 warning people to stay off the area.

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