Wednesday, 15 January 2014
Bowing to intense pressure, the embattled National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, has finally resigned to avoid impeachment. He was said to have handed over his letter of resignation to the leader of the party, President Goodluck Jonathan.
The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, has ordered a full-scale investigation into the incident and who shot Senator Magnus Abe with rubber bullets. Last Sunday, Abe was allegedly shot by a yet-to-be identified policeman, prompting the IG to institute a crack team to investigate the incident.
In a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Frank Mba, the IG said a special team of investigators from the Force Criminal and Investigation Department has been assigned investigation.
The Special Fraud Unit (SFU), Milverton, Ikoyi, under the command of Commissioner of Police Tunde Ogunsakin, has arrested 40 Nigerians for forging statement of accounts and faking of travelling documents.
The SFU said the arrests were made possible by a written request received from the Consulate General of Italy in Lagos to carry out all needed investigations on the 40 suspects who submitted fake and forged documents to Italian Embassy in a bid to travel out of the country.