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Policewoman challenges her alleged detention over resignation

A female policewoman, Fauzziyah Isiak, has accused the Nigeria Police Force of clamping her into detention after she tendered a resignation letter to quit the police job.

Isiak, a corporal with the Lagos Police Command, revealed this in a series of tweets on Thursday.

She said after a number of failed attempts to quit the force in the last one year, she finally sent in her letter of resignation.

She said she submitted the letter after working for six years. But the action landed her in detention.

Her tweets

She wrote: “I never saw this coming. I have never thought I’ll be put in detention without interrogation. All I did was try to resign. I have been trying to resign from the Police since last year but my letters were not approved.

“My boss had called me to show up yesterday 24th of May to meet the Deputy Commissioner for an interview. I thought they were finally going to approve my resignation but the only words I heard was that I should be detained to be tried and dismissed. Due to the shock, I couldn’t say anything as the officer led me away

“Later, I heard that I should have begged and cried but my lack of reaction worsened the matter. I cried a river after it all dawned on me. I have not taken my clothes and shoes off since yesterday. I can’t even change my sanitary pad. My migraine is throbbing at full speed and my head is about to explode from exhaustion.

“My mother has called that she has been advised to come and plead that I will continue working. I have been working for 6 years and I think it is fair to let someone go and aid them to leave if they do not want to stay anymore.

“I have been very easygoing since I was born, this is my first time in this kind of situation. I have always worked in the administrative department, in fact, the religious department of the Nigeria Police. I believe in pursuing everything with passion, I always remove myself whenever I think i am no longer giving full attention to a job or career.”

She narrates her condition in detention

“I don’t know how long I’ll be here for but I really need to sleep. If the women at the provost office had not given me some paracetamol yesterday afternoon, I may not have survived until now. I don’t know how long I will be here for but I’ll appreciate a blanket with sanitary pad.”

“The cold is about to snuff my life out. As I sit here through the night and the mosquitos hum in my ears. I keep talking to them to ask them why someone who could have stamped my letter and put me through on what to do will have me held down and humiliated instead. I can’t imagine what my mother will be going through now to hear that her daughter is being detained and she has to come to Ikeja to plead on her behalf. My mother has never had to worry over me before and she has to do it without my dad.

“I wonder what my dad would have thought if he were alive. He was such a calm person. He always knew what to say. I really want to go home. I don’t know who will read this. My phone will die soon. This is a cry for help. I want to go home. Find me please Fauzziyah Ebunoluwa Isiak.”

But in response, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said working with the Nigerian Police is not like working in the private sector where resignation is quickly processed.

Apparently explaining reasons for Isiak’s detention, he accused the officer of absconding from duty.

The PPRO wrote, “Setting the Records Straight: It is one thing to turn in your resignation. It is another thing for the application to be processed, upon which you receive your discharge certificate.

“Till you get the discharge certificate, you remain a serving member of the Force, bound by all extant rules and regulation of service.
“@PoliceNG, absence from duty for twenty-one days without leave or permission automatically results in your being declared a deserter. Every serving member knows this.
“Corporal Fauzziyah Isiak, who serves in the office of the Imam of the Command, without leave, permission or discharge from service, absconded from duty for over a month, in flagrant disregard for the conditions of service she willingly signed to.
“For this offence against discipline, she was detained yesterday for the commencement of her orderly room trial today.
“Secondly, she has maliciously brought the name of the Force into disrepute by distorting/misrepresenting facts – a discreditable conduct that amounts to another disciplinary offence.”

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Confusion in Kano emirate as Ado Bayero and Sanusi celebrate court order

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Confusion in Kano emirate as Ado Bayero and Sanusi celebrate court order

 

The ruling by a Federal High Court in Kano State on Thursday on the Emir of Kano’s dispute has compounded the crisis it was meant to resolve.

Indeed, both removed Emir Aminu Ado Bayero and reinstated Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II are celebrating, claiming victory that the court ruled in their favour.

Justice Abdullahi Mohammed Liman in his ruling on Thursday ordered that the status quo be maintained. No details were given

He went ahead to uphold the action of the Kano State House of Assembly repealing the Emirate Law which brought in Emir Ado Bayero and creation of four Emirates in the state but faulted the state governor Abbah Yusuf’s subsequent actions for not following due process.

Justice Liman declared, “I hereby order that every step taken by the government is hereby nullified and becomes null and invalid and that this does not affect the validity of the repealed Emirates Law but actions taken by the governor, which include the assenting to the law and the reappointment (of Sanusi).

“I have listened to the audio of the governor both in Hausa and English after assenting to the law, and I am convinced that the respondents are aware of the order of maintaining status quo pending the hearing and determination of the motions on notice in the court.

“Having been satisfied that the respondents are aware of the court order, the court in exercise of its powers set aside an action, because it is in violation of the court’s order.

“I think it is a very serious matter for anyone to flout the orders of the court and go scot-free with it.”

The Kano State Governor in its reaction after the court ruling said Sanusi remained Emir of Kano.

The state government maintained that by the court’s pronouncement, it recognised Sanusi as the 16th Emir of Kano because his reinstatement had been done before a controversial interim order, which the court alleged the governor flouted in assenting to the Kano Emirates Council (Repeal) Bill 2024.

Liman held that the defendants were aware of the interim order granted by the court, but chose to ignore it and went ahead with implementation of the law.

The judge stated that every aspect of the process undertaken by the Assembly to refill the 2024 law was null and void, saying he would assume his coercive powers to enforce compliance with his order.

Respected lawyers including Liborous Oshoma have questioned the Justice Liman’s order, interpreting it to mean giving something with one hand and taking it back with the other hand.

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Bandits murder man considered rude during negotiation in Kaduna

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Bandits murder man considered rude during negotiation in Kaduna

Bandits have shot dead a 27-year-old man, identified as Abba, after he delivered a N16 million ransom and three motorcycles to them for the release of nine victims they abducted in Jere town in Kaduna State.

Bandits invaded some houses at Unguwar Iya in Jere on April 16, 2024, abducted nine residents and demanded N30 million.

A resident, Shuaibu Hussaini, confirmed the killing of Abba while speaking through telephone with our reporter on Wednesday.

He said the incident happened last Saturday after the victim, who was behind the negotiation of the ransom, went to deliver N16 million and three motorcycles to the leader of the bandits at a location in the area.

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He said the bandits’ leader, after collecting the ransom and the bikes, tied the deceased with a rope and opened fire on him.

“It was one of the victims who was among those released who said the bandits’ leader claimed that they decided to kill Abba for being rude to him during negotiation of the ransom.

“It was when one of the family members of the victims tried to find out the whereabouts of Abba after delivering the ransom that the bandits’ leader asked the family to go to a particular location and pick his corpse,” he said.

Hussaini, who said the death of the deceased had thrown not only Abba’s into mourning, but Jere chiefdom was also pained by the killing of the deceased.

The spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, ASP Hassan Mansur, was yet to confirm the development.

Bandits murder man considered rude during negotiation in Kaduna

(Daily Trust)

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BREAKING: Court scraps Ondo LCDAs

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BREAKING: Court scraps Ondo LCDAs

An Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure has scrapped the 33 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) created by the administration of late former Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.

It declared the creation as unconstitutional and illegal.

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Presiding Judge,  Justice A.O Adebusuoye, said the LCDAs were not lawfully created.

BREAKING: Court scraps Ondo LCDAs

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