The Police reform bill has been rejected by the National Assembly, NASS during a plenary session in which the legal practitioner included that it does not follow the 1999 constitution and needed an amendment if the bill is going to be implemented. The plenary session took place on Wednesday since about a month that the bill was passed by the Senate, NIGERIA NEWS reports.
The bill could have repealed the Police Act 2004 if it is passed. The bill entails a lot but here are few of what the bills entail: that a sum of 100, 000 naira would be paid if any person should inflict physical harm or contact on any police officer on duty or rather be charged to six months imprisonment. The same amount of file would be paid for obstruction or resistance of a police officer to carry out its duty. The sum of 20, 000 would be paid by any police officers involving in the usage of drugs other intoxication material while on duty.
The chairman on house committee for the police affairs, Abubakar Lawal quoted the following:
“Unless we amend the constitution, we can not implement the bill. The bill also proposed the reduction of the number of DIGs, are we moving forward or backward? The bill is also referring to the Police as police force which is against the constitution,”
The Deputy speaker, Lasun Yusuf back Mr. Abubakar fact up by insinuating the following that:
“Most of the provisions of this bill are against the constitution. This bill is complicating matters. How can we talk about consultation with the governor when the commissioners of police are not answerable to the governors,”
Mr. Tobi Okechukwu state that Nigeria needs state police and back it up with a statement that, “the present structure is defective. The governors have all agreed that there is a need for state police. Judging by the crime rate, we need to consider the structure of the police. When you take an Anambra man to Borno, it will take him time to adjust.”
While Mohammed Monguno stood in favour of the bill, the Yakubu Dogara as the speaker put the police reform bill on vote and majority go against it.
President Muhammadu Buhari Offers A Condolence To The Jigawa State Governor
The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari Offers Condolences to the Jigawa state Governor, Abubakar Badaru due to the death of his mother in law Hajiya Binta Garba Tasha Funtua, NIGERIA NEWS reports.
Mr. President offered the condolences via his spokesperson, Garba Shehu on Sunday.
Presidential condolence message hereby goes, “I am profoundly touched by the passing of your mother-in-law, Hajiya Binta Garba Funtua and I join your entire family in mourning the inspiring mother.
“Your Excellency, words cannot express my grief over the demise of this great woman. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and all members of your family at this difficult time.
“While extending my condolences for this irreparable loss, I pray to Almighty God to comfort you and members of your family. May Allah forgive her shortcomings and reward her good deeds with aljanna. Amin thumma Amin.’’
Umar Ganduje Has Taken An Aggressive Move On The Alleged Missing N6.8M At The Zoo (Full Details)
The Kano state Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has taken a step on the alleged Gorilla that swallows the sum of 6.8 million naira at the Zoo, NIGERIA NEWS reports.
The incident which happened during the Eid-Fitr celebration and this has made the Governor of the state, Umar Ganduje to reacts in giving an order to get to the root of the matter.
According to the report gathered from the Managing Director of the Zoo, Umar Kobo, he narrated the ordeals by stating that:
“The issue is under investigations for now and I don’t want to say anything on the matter, many journalists have come to meet me but I don’t want to talk anything.
“What I can confirm is that money is missing.”
The Police representative in Kano, Abdullahi Haruna reveal the reports which state that 10 people that were on duty when the incident occurred have been apprehended and the investigation into the root of the matter is currently ongoing.
Mr. Haruna states as quoted below:
“Yes, it is true that money from five days of Sallah festivities is missing from the Kano zoo
“As at now, we have arrested 10 members of staff of the zoo including the security man and those working in the finance unit.”
The NIGERIA NEWS earlier reports that Ganduje has instructed the Anti-corruption commission to probe anyone involved in the incident. The order was reported by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Abba Anwar.
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