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Video: Kenyans angry at brutal attack of student by police

Kenyans have expressed anger at a video that has gone viral showing police officers brutally beating a university student. The 22-second clip recorded from a high-rise building on Monday shows four officers kicking, hitting and stamping on the said student who lied on the ground. The officers beat and kicked the student on the head, with the victim of the attack helpless. Kenyan police were deployed to Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) in Juja town, north of the capital, Nairobi, following students demonstration against rising insecurity. NO.…

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Ghana: Police chief arrested over alleged coup plot

A senior Ghanaian police officer, Dr. Benjamin Agordzor has been arrested over an alleged attempt to topple the government. He has since been charged with abetment to commit treason. According to ACP Agordzor’s lawyer Martin Kpebu, his client is accused of communicating with some individuals alleged months ago to have planned to carry out a coup to destabilise the country. “He was invited to appear before BNI and he did so this afternoon…initially they said they just needed him to assist with investigations but just this evening they turned from…

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SA police condemned for ‘brutalizing’ refugees

South Africa police unit has been condemned by human rights group for using excessive force on refugees on Wednesday. Protesting refugees and other foreign nationals clashed with the police in the streets of Cape Town on Wednesday. The foreign nationals had been camping outside the UNHCR offices in Cape Town and Pretoria for weeks demanding for better protection. They claimed they did not feel safe in South Africa following the wave of xenophobic attacks on foreigners. The refugees come from Burundi, Congo, Malawi, Ethiopia and Somalia. They say since the…

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Nigeria: Suspected serial killer kills whenever he “had the urge”

A serial killer in Nigeria has given a chilling account of how he kills young women in hotel rooms. This month there have been series of protests over the wave of killings in hotel rooms in some states. Hundreds of women in Nigeria demanded action over the killing of many young women with victims often strangled to death. One of the suspects arrested is 38-year-old Gracious West. He claimed to have committed the crime whenever he had the urge to kill a young woman. West is the prime suspect of…

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Ghana: Four kidnapped girls confirmed dead by police

Police in Ghana have confirmed the death of four girls that went missing in 2018 in Western Ghana. The girls were reported to have been kidnapped but bodies believed to belong to them were discovered in August of this year. Police confirmed retrieving some bodies from a septic tank behind a house, one of the suspects used to live in. The key suspect in the case led the special operation team of the police to the scene where the bodies were kept. Although it was widely reported that the bodies…

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Ghana makes arrests after deadly attack on police officers

Police in Ghana have made arrests following the deadly attack on some police officers last month by some criminals. At least five police officers carrying out traffic duties were killed in separate instances by armed criminals. A key suspect in one of the killings, Eric Kojo Duah was arrested on Saturday at a town called Atimpoku while escaping to Ghana’s Volta Region. Police declared him wanted days ago with a GH¢10,000 bounty placed on him. Duah was a reportedly in a vehicle when two police officers ordered occupants of a…

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Nigeria: Teenager stages own kidnap to raise money for party

A 15-year-old boy in Nigeria’s city of Jos staged his own kidnap and demanded a ransom from his father for his release. The teenager and four of his older friends have all been arrested by police in Jos and are all now in custody. They had demanded a $1,365 (500,000 naira) ransom from the teenager’s father to spend on a school-leaving graduation party. Police spokesman Terna Tyopev told the BBC that the entire kidnapping scene was “was expertly done.” Tyopev said the boy’s friends pretended to be the kidnappers and…

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Zimbabwe: Police fire tear gas and beat protesters in Harare

Zimbabwe police on Friday fired tear gas and beat many opposition supporters who gathered in central Harare for a protest march. The government had banned an anti-government protest although the country’s high court upheld it. Protesters largely members of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) defied the ban. In an attempt to prevent the protest from taking place, police officers clashed with protesters. Police had to fire tear gas and water cannon and in some instances chased protesters from one of the city’s main squares with batons. There were reinforcements…

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Nigeria: Woman who locked child in dog cage arrested

Police in Nigeria’s commercial hub of Lagos have arrested a woman caught on video assaulting and locking a boy in a dog cage. There was huge  public outrage in Nigeria after the woman was captured in the viral video that went viral on social media. The woman could be seen flogging the shirtless boy with what appeared to be a belt. The 50-second amateur video appeared to have been recorded by someone looking on from afar. There was no signal what really happened before the woman started flogging the boy.…

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South Africa: 500 suspects arrested in female-led operation

August is women’s month in South Africa and an all-female led team of police officers undertook an operation meant to crackdown on criminals. The all female police officers over a period of four days arrested more than 500 suspects and recovered 16 unlicenced firearms. The operation was carried out across several communities in Gauteng, police officials said. The police officers were also supported by other law enforcement agencies, all made up of women. Gauteng police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo said on Sunday that the operation started on Thursday night. Criminals…

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