Nigeria elections: Police declare 18-hour movement restriction, ban escorts, security outfits

The Nigeria Police Force has ordered movement restriction for the first part of the 2023 General Elections – the Presidential and National Assembly Elections.

The polls are scheduled to be held on Saturday February 25 across all 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.

The Force headquarters, Wednesday night, announced that the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba ordered no movement on roads, waterways, and other forms of transportation, from 12am to 6pm on election day.

A statement by Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi said those on essential services such as Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, officials, observers, ambulances, firefighters, etc. are exempted.

The spokesperson noted that the directive is part of measures emplaced to ensure a safe, secure, and conducive environment for the conduct of the polls.

The police said security agencies were collaborating to prevent hoodlums and criminally-minded elements from disrupting the electoral process.

The IGP warned security aides and escorts against accompanying their principals and politicians to polling booths and collation centres.

“Anyone found flouting this directive will be severely sanctioned. Only security personnel assigned to election duties are to be seen within and around the designated election booths and centres,” the statement reads.

Adejobi said the ban on use of sirens, revolving lights, covered number plates, and tinted glasses is still in force, adding that violators would be sanctioned appropriately.

The police further ordered all state-established security outfits/organizations, quasi-security units, and privately-owned guards to stay away from the national exercise.

The statement urged the general public to contact the Joint Election Monitoring and Operations Room and use the Rescue Me Emergency Toll-free line 08031230631 to report emergencies.

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Jilted Lover Breaks In Bedroom Window, Beats Boyfriend With Broomstick and Steals His Gucci Slippers

CHRISTIANSTED — A jilted lover broke into a bedroom window after midnight, hit the woman’s current boyfriend in the head with a broomstick and then stole his Gucci slippers as he was leaving, authorities said.

Vernon Sackey Jr., 23, was arrested Monday and charged with first-degree burglary-domestic violence, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.  

An adult female was lying in her bed speaking to her friend when she heard someone tampering with her bedroom window at 12:59 a.m. on Sunday July 31, 2022, according to the VIPD. 

Jilted Lover Breaks In Bedroom Window, Beats Boyfriend With Broomstick and Steals His Gucci Slippers
VIPD mugshot of Vernon Sackey, Jr. 23, of St. Croix.

She then observed her former acquaintance, Vernon Sackey Jr., pulled out several louvers from the southern bedroom window, and entered the room, police said.  She then ran into her little brother’s bedroom and locked the door. 

“While she was inside the bedroom, Mr. Sackey attacked her male friend and a fight ensued,” VIPD Communications Director Glen Dratte said. “Mr. Sackey then grabbed a broomstick, struck the victim in the head, and took the victims’ Gucci slippers and fled the scene.”   

Police issued a wanted poster on Sackey on Sunday and he voluntarily surrendered to detectives with the Criminal Investigation Bureau the next day, according to Dratte.

No bail was set for Sackey as per the territory’s domestic violence laws. He was remanded to custody of the Bureau of Corrections at the John A. Bell Adult Correctional Facility pending an advice-of-rights hearing. 

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Muslim Man Hacked to Death By Masked Assailants Inside Clothing Store

New Delhi: A 23-year-old man was hacked to death inside a clothing store Surathkal region, in Karnataka’s Dakshina Kannada district. The murder was captured by the CCTV camera, and the assailants were four masked men.

After the murder, police imposed Section 144 in Surathkal, Panambur, Mulky and Bajpe police limits for two days till Saturday morning, Indian Express reported.

The victim has been identified as Fazil, 23, a local businessman. Police said he was initially attacked outside the Bee Jay’s clothing store while he was chatting with a friend. The assailants chased him with a machete and cornered him inside the store, hacking him to death. Other store workers tried to stop them by throwing objects from a distance, but were unsuccessful.

While the motive of the murder is not immediately clear, there appears to be a link between Fazil’s killing the murder of a BJP youth worker that occurred in the Sullia region of the district on the evening of July 26.

“At around 8 pm, a 23-year-old youth was attacked with weapons by a group of four or five men. We have gathered some information from an eyewitness who was standing with him when the attack occurred and others at the spot. A case has been registered at the Surathkal police station and we are ascertaining why the murder occurred,” Mangaluru police commissioner N. Shashikumar said.

Security has been beefed up in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts in view of the tense situation, police said on Friday. Schools and colleges in Suratkal, Bajpe, Mulki and Pannambur police station limits will remain closed today.

Two residents of Bellare have been arrested in connection with BJP Yuva Morcha activist Praveen Nettar’s murder, investigation is on to nab the assailants of Fazil.

Meanwhile, a large number of people

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Phuket gold necklace thief arrested, Pattaya thefts still unsolved

After an apparent rise in gold necklace snatching crime, police in Phuket have managed to nab one man accused of grabbing a necklace from a woman on her motorbike a few days ago. The necklace that was grabbed as the woman rode her motorbike was gold with a pendant attached and is valued at about 35,000.

The Deputy Inspector-General of Investigation at the Phuket City Police announced yesterday that they had picked up a man, whose full name was not released, that they believe to be the necklace snatcher. The man was found not in Phuket but off the island in Phang Nga, the province directly to the north. He was arrested at his home in Khok Kloi, Takua Thung District.

On Wednesday night, the thief on a motorbike grabbed the woman’s gold necklace worth about 35,000 baht. The victim, 25 year old Kawissara, said she was also driving her motorbike when the thief drove by and snatched her necklace off her neck. The incident happened in the island province’s main city district on Yaowarat Road in Samkong at about 8.20 pm.

Police investigators identified the man and an arrest warrant was issued by the Phuket Provincial Court on Saturday and officers immediately tracked him down and took him into custody. It is said that he confessed to the theft when confronted.

The man was taken into custody and held at the Phuket City Police Station. He faces charges of using a vehicle to commit a crime and fleeing the scene of the crime at night.

While justice was swift in this gold necklace theft in Phuket, there’s still a rash of as-yet unsolved gold necklace theft seeming to occur exclusively against Indian tourists around Pattaya. More than 10 such thefts have been reported, arousing suspicion of the inordinate number

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Woman Allegedly Assaulted In St Julian’s And Has Necklace Stolen

A woman had her necklace stolen and suffered from minor injuries after she was allegedly assaulted by a man in St Julian’s.

The woman was attacked at around 6pm on Sunday evening along Triq Ta’ Giorni when it was still practically broad daylight. 

“I just want to shed light on what happened to me last Sunday, while I was walking in Triq ta’ Giorni. I saw a man on the other side of the road and I continue walking as I thought it was a normal stranger who was passing by,” the victim told Lovin Malta following the attack.

“But all of a sudden he crosses the road and he starts attacking me on my back.”

“He held my head and he wanted to break my neck. I started moving to remove his hands and I fell on the floor, yet he was still not removing his hands on my neck.”

“I started shouting for help and at that point in time I managed to get up, but he took my necklace. He then made a run for it and one passerby called the police to report that an incident had happened, but the man had run away with his car,” she explained.

“He left me with all the bruises. I just want to make people aware because the man is still running around outside,” she said. 

Upon receiving the victim’s recount, Lovin Malta reached out to the police to check whether a police report was placed. 

“The Police received a report on 30th July, that while a woman was walking in Triq Ta’ Giorni, St Julian’s, she was allegedly assaulted by an unknown person and a necklace was stolen from around her neck,” a police spokesperson confirmed.

“A search for the suspect and police investigations are ongoing.”

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