Shocking!!!! Policeman Kidnaps, Rapes Girl For Six Days

A mobile police officer (MOPOL) identified as Barau Garba from Sokoto state who was on special duty in Onitsha, Anamabra state, has been accused of kidnapping and raping a 14-year-old girl for six days. According to news reports, he allegedly deceived the teenager who asked him for help, took her to his house and raped till her private part ruptured.

 

Maryam Yusuf is an indigene of Kano state living with her parents in Asaba, Delta state. She does attend Islamic school in cable area known as Hausa quarters in Asaba, Delta state. She was sent by her father to Onitsha form Asaba on 14th of October 2017 to buy round cotton but unlucky for her she lost the money while in transit. During her efforts to identify the vehicle she boarded, while standing by the roadside, she was approached by one corporal Barau Garba (mopol) with service number 275601 from MOPOL 7 Sokoto state who was on a special duty in Anambra, his team were attached with OKPOKO police divisional headquarters, Onitsha.

 

According to reports, the rouge police corporal approached the teenage girl asking her of what happened, as the small girl explained to him how she lost her money in transit and her need to go back home, the policeman Barau Garba deceived her by asking her to join him on his motorcycle so that he can take her back home.

 

Instead of taking the teenage girl back home to her parents safely, this Nigerian police corporal decided to abduct her and took her to a temporary police base and locked her up in his room and maliciously raped her for six (6) days. His Waterloo reached its peak when on the 5th day, in the middle of the night the innocent Maryam took his mobile phone and called her father to come to her rescue.

 

Maryam was taken to hospital on 25th October 2017 (yesterday) by a Good Samaritan because the police in accord with the DPO of OKPOKO division are not forthcoming with her case. They want to cover up the case, especially as they told the father that the issue has to be forgiven since ‘they’ both the rouge police corporal Barau Garba and them are all of northern origin.

 

Evans Plan To Escape From Prison Foiled By Police

The police have allegedly foiled plans by the arrested billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudubem Onwuamadike, a.k.a. Evans to escape from prison. Evans who is currently standing trial before an Ikeja High Court for alleged conspiracy and kidnapping alongside five others namely Uche Amadi, Ogechi Uchechukwu, Okwuchukwu Nwachukwu, Chilaka Ifeanyi and Victor Aduba.

They are being remanded at the Kirikiri Maximum Security Prisons, Apapa.

Following his attempt to escape, newsmen reports that the Nigerian Prison Service (NPS) has formed a heavy security ring around the kidnapping kngpin.

Evans who was arrested in June this year, allegedly planned to give between $50,000 and $100,000 to one of the guards manning his cell to facilitate his escape.

A police source said Evans was allegedly coordinating his escape bid with some members of his gang by telephone which he obtained through “suspicious” means.

“When Evans was in our custody, he tried to escape but we were able to abort all his plans. We discovered that he had access to phones which were hidden in the middle of loaves of bread, eba, semovita and so on. He was making calls from these smuggled phones in the middle of the night, making arrangements with some yet to be identified members of his gang to arrange for his escape. We intercepted how he was luring one of the guards with about $50,000 to $100,000. He wanted an insider to serve as informant to him and members of his gang.”

Police Arrest Suspected IPOB Members for Murder

Two suspected members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) that allegedly killed four people on Friday at the popular Abraka market in Asaba have been arrested by the Delta Police Command.

The command’s spokesperson, Mr. Andrew Aniamaka, said that the police arrested the suspects in the early hours of Saturday.

The suspects are Mr. Abraham Ndudi from Kwale in Delta State and Mr. Okereke Ifeanyi from Ogbaru in Anambra State.

They are alleged to have been involved in the shooting and killing of four persons at the popular Abraka market in Asaba on Friday, Sept. 15th, 2017 at about 10:45pm, the spokesperson said.

He added that the command has intensified efforts to arrest the third suspect, known simply by his alias, “Last Burial”.

Aniamaka said the suspects, who are suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) or secret cult, had at about 10:45 pm last Friday night fired indiscriminately into the market.

According to the police spokesperson, Abraka market in the state capital is predominantly inhabited by non-indigenes of the state and that the shooting left four persons dead.

“The Command wishes to assure the public that investigation has commenced on the incident with a view to finding out the motive behind the shooting and the possible involvement of other conspirators in the unwarranted attack.

“Commissioner of Police, Delta Command, CP. Zanna M. Ibrahim, enjoins the non-indigenes and indigenes alike not to panic or even contemplate any reprisal action as the law will surely take its course,” Aniamaka said.

He assured non indigenes of the state of the commitment of the police and sister security agencies to ensure their safety and that of indigenes at all times.

He said that the police would meet with the leadership of non-indigenes and other key actors in the state over the unfortunate incident on Saturday at the Police Officers Mess, Okwe, Asaba.

According to reports, the assailants also threw an explosive device into their Mosque at Cable point but a man reportedly picked up the bomb and threw it into the river before it could explode.

However, it was gathered that many armed soldiers and policemen came to rescue the residents and chased the suspected invaders away.

Reports say that the security agents took the injured persons to the hospital for treatment and deposited the corpses of the deceased at the mortuary.

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6 Suspects Arrested In Connection To Hector’s Murder

On the 4th of September Hector Jobarteh, the winner of the third edition, Guilder Ultimate Search, GUS. The 38-year-old reality TV star was shot dead at his home in Oko-Oba after returning from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja where he had gone to pick up his younger brother by unknown gunmen.

The latest development now recounts that the Commissioner of Police in Lagos state, Imohimi Edgal, has announced the arrest of six persons in connection with the murder.

Speaking at a press conference at the state police command headquarters in Ikeja yesterday, Imohimi gave the names of the suspected killers that have been arrested as Igana, 28; John, 26; Adekunle, 19; Madu, 24; Adeyemi, 20, and Adekunle, 25. He said the driver of the vehicle that transported the killers has also been arrested

“The driver that conveyed the killers of Hector and one of the killers have been arrested. The phone belonging to Hector, which was stolen from him after his murder, has been recovered. Five other suspects in connection with the case have also been arrested.”

While speaking to newsmen, the driver of the vehicle the killers used, said he was forced to carry them as they held him down at gunpoint.

“I was looking for an Android phone when my brother, Valentine, linked me with one JK. It was JK that called me to drive them to Yaba from Cement and I was paid N8,000, after I had charged them N10,000. The next day, JK called me again to take them to Abeokuta and I charged them N20,000. On the way, we stopped at Sango and two other men joined us. We later stopped by at a nearby bush and JK ordered one of the men to bring out a nylon bag which had a gun inside. That was when I tried running away, but I was threatened and ordered back into the car. I was later arrested through my younger brother, who had gone to sell a stolen phone later identified as the victim’s phone.” he said

One of the suspects said he only followed his uncle to sell Hector’s phone in computer village and had no knowledge that it was owned by the victim

“I followed my uncle to Computer Village to sell the deceased phone after Sallah, and I was given N1,000 as a gift from my uncle. That is the only thing I know about the incident. I was not part of those who went to the deceased house.”

On his part, another suspect, John, claimed that he did not know anything about the robbery operation, saying he only needed an android phone for his personal use.

“It was someone who introduced me to Madu at the Computer Village. After negotiation, I bought the phone from him. “The next thing was I saw Police, who came to arrest me, at my house at Ojodu Berger. I don’t even know how they located my house. I don’t know anything about the phone. I only bought it from Madu.”

Meanwhile Hector was laid to rest in Ibadan yesterday September 14th.

Police Decorate 90 Officers With New Ranks In Osun

The Commissioner of Police, Osun Command, Mr Fimihan Adeoye, on Tuesday advised promoted officers in the command to put in their best to justify their new designation.

He gave the advice on Tuesday in Osogbo while decorating the 90 officers with their new ranks.

“Your promotion is an indication of the recognition of your value. You are being promoted on the basis that you have added value in your various responsibilities.

“Now that you have been elevated, it is pertinent to know that to whom much is given, much is expected.

‘’You are expected to put in your best to project the image of the Nigerian police in accordance with the law,” he said.

He urged the officers promoted to ASP rank to discharge effective and necessary superintending of officers under them by guarding and mentoring them.

The police boss also called on the new SPs to be prepared for the task ahead, adding that they would be commanding police divisions and would likely become police division heads.

The officers are: eight Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSP), promoted to Superintendent of Police (SP) and 82 Police Inspectors promoted to Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP).

He also tasked the officers concerned to justify the trust reposed in them by Inspector-General and the police by refusing to do anything that would put the Nigeria police to shame.

Adeoye, however, admonished the officers to uphold the primary duty and role of the police at all times.

He said the society looked up to them to provide adequate protection of lives and property in their new position.

The police boss said that President Muhammodu Buhari was magnanimous to have extended his grace to the officers to be promoted.

Adeoye thanked the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, for recommending the officers to the Police Service Commission for promotion.

 

Security Alert: Police Storms South-East, South-South

The Nigerian police have increased the strength of its personnel in South East and South South to tackle any breach of peace.

According to information gathered, the increase is proactive measure on any threat peace that may arise from the activities of Biafran agitators ahead of the upcoming Anambra State governorship election.

Biafra agitators had warned that the election fixed for November 18, should not old.

Aside Mobile Police Force operatives that had been deployed, counter-Terrorism unit, the Intelligence unit and other conventional policemen, who would work with the state commands in the South-East and South-South zones have also been increased.

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, had also been placed on surveillance to prevent him from fleeing the country if the court revokes his bail and order his re-arrest for allegedly flouting his bail conditions.

The Federal Government had last week asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to revoke the bail granted to Kanu, who is being prosecuted along with others on treasonable felony charges.

The government accused the IPOB leader of flouting his bail conditions and filed an application asking the court to revoke his bail and direct security agencies to re-arrest him.

The prosecution had said that instead of using the opportunity of his bail to attend to his health needs, Kanu had gone ahead to inaugurate a security outfit, known as Biafra Security Service.

The prosecution said this constituted a threat to national security.

The Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. Jimoh Moshood, confirmed that the police had deployed more riot policemen in the South-East and South-South regions to avert a breach of security and maintain law and order.

 

Source: Punch

Police Dismissed Sergeant For Aiding Escape of Suspected Ritualist

The Rivers State Police Command has dismissed a police sergeant, Johnbosco Okoroeze, for allegedly aiding the escape of a suspected ritual killer, Ifeanyi Dike, from the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Port Harcourt.

According to report the sergeant cried profusely saying he had no idea his innocent action would make the criminal disappear.

Okoroeze, who was the Investigating Police Officer, had removed the suspect’s handcuffs while he took his statements.

The victim’s father, Dr Ernest Nmezuwuba, who was also in the charge room at the time, had said he used candlelight while making his statements, adding that there was no power supply in the area.

The suspect was reported to have fled the SCIID under the cover of darkness and his whereabouts had remained unknown.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ahmed Zaki, had ordered the dismissal and arraignment of Okoroeze for criminal conspiracy.

Okoroeze, who was also arraigned by the police before a chief magistrate’s court on two counts bordering on obstruction of justice and conspiracy, was remanded in custody for the alleged offences.

Though the charges were not read to the accused, the Chief Magistrate, Sokari Andrew-Jaja, cautioned him  as he cried uncontrollably inside the court before his case was mentioned.

 

The charges read, “That you, Johnbosco Okoroeze, on August 19, 2017, at about 8.30pm at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Port Harcourt, in the Port Harcourt Magisterial District, did assist one Ifeanyi Dike, who is to your knowledge guilty of the offence of murder of one Chikamso Nmezuwuba, aged eight years, for rituals, to escape when he was to be detained for prosecution, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 322 of the Criminal Code Cap 37, Vol. II, Laws of Rivers State of Nigeria, 1999.

“That you, Johnbosco Okoroeze, on the same date, time and place in the aforesaid magisterial district, did conspire with a suspect, Ifeanyi Dike, and allowed him to escape from prosecution to prevent and defeat the course of justice, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 126 (1) of the Criminal Code Cap 37, Vol. II, Laws of Rivers State of Nigeria 1999.”

The chief magistrate observed that while the first charge could earn Okoroeze a life sentence if found guilty, the second charge could earn the dismissed police sergeant a seven-year jail term if found guilty.

 

Police Officer Opens Fire On Vehicle In Yobe

An unfortunate case of open fire of a police officer at a checkpoint in Yobe has led to the death of a 14-year old boy in Damaturu, Yobe State. The incidence was confirmed by the Yobe State Commissioner of Police, Abdulmalik Sunumani.

Sunumani, who described the incident as unfortunate, said the driver of the vehicle was trying to beat a police checkpoint with a smuggled Mercedes Benz car, prompting one of the policemen on duty to open fire on the vehicle, which was carrying the boy and his mother.

Sunumani said the driver picked the woman with her son in Kano on his way from Lagos to Maiduguri, adding that investigation into the matter is still ongoing.

“What happened was an unfortunate incident. From what my men told me, they got information from the last checkpoint that a Mercedes Benz car was coming without any registration number. When the car arrived at the checkpoint, he couldn’t stop and one of my men opened fire at the vehicle and a bullet hit the boy who was rushed to the hospital but later died. We have not concluded investigation but this is how much I can tell you,” he said.

 

Court Remands Killer Wife In Prison

A Magistrate’s Court in Osogbo, on Thursday remanded a 39-year-old housewife, Omotayo Salawudeen who connived with another accomplice, Oladapo Dolapo to kill her husband.

The police who brought Omotayo, alongside Dolapo, aged 24, to court, slammed them with two-count charges bothering on conspiracy and murder.

The charge sheet obtained in court reads partly, “That you Omotayo Salawudeen and Oladapo Dolapo on the 12th of May, 2017 at about 0300hours (3am) at 35, Adeniran street, Alleluyah Estate area, Osogbo did conspire together to commit felony to wit murder.”

“That you (accused persons) on the same date and time did unlawfully kill one Alhaji Akeem Salawudeen by covering his face with pillow and stabbed him severally with a knife on the chest to death.”

According to the Police Prosecutor, Mr.Felix Okafor, the alleged offence was contrary to Sections 324 and 316 and punishable under Section (319) of the criminal code cap 34 Vol.II, laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2002.

The pleas of the accused persons, who did not have legal representation, were not taken because of the magnitude of their offence.

Meanwhile, Magistrate Fatimah Sodamade ordered that Omotayo and Dolapo be remanded in Ilesa prison custody pending their arraignment at High Court.

She adjourned the case till 4th of September for mention.

IGP Sacks Four Policemen Over Extortion, Bribery

The Inspector General Of Police, Ibrahim Idris on Sunday sacked four officers of the Ogun State Police Command over extortion and bribery.

The sacked officers are Inspr. Mufutau Olaosun, Sgt. Adebayo Temitope, Cpl. Bakare Taiwo and Cpl. Adesoye Ayokunlehin.

A statement from ACP Abayomi Shogunle, Assistant Commissioner Of Police, Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU), Nigeria Police Force, Force Headquarters, said the police officers were charged, tried and found guilty in an Orderly Room conducted at the Area Command Headquarters, Ijebu-Ode for two offences against discipline as provided for in Paragraphs E (iii) Discreditable Conduct and C (ii) Corrupt Practice, under the First Schedule of Police Act and Regulations Cap. P19. Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

 The statement said the IGP approved the dismissal of the officers, saying that there had been complaints through a petition to the police of how the officers forcefully collected money from someone who they accused of stealing a phone.

“On the 12th of June, 2017 the Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU) received a complaint via WhatsApp number 0805 700 0003. The complaint was immediately registered, Tracking Number PCRRU451591 issued and an investigation initiated. The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Igbeba Division, Ijebu-Ode was mandated to commence an enquiry straight away.

“The policemen were identified and it was discovered that they apprehended the complainant on 7th June, 2017 without any reasonable cause and extorted the sum of N50,000 “Bail Money” despite the #BailisFree campaign before he was eventually released the same day.

“The extorted N50,000 was subsequently recovered from these unethical policemen who were armed in plain clothes on the day of the incident. Their action is contrary to the directives of the Inspector-General of Police and unacceptable. Necessary disciplinary measures were initiated against the erring policemen, they were found guilty as charged in an Orderly Room trial after the presentation of witnesses and exhibits.

“Punishment of dismissal from service was recommended by the Adjudicating Officer and proceedings reviewed by the relevant Nigeria Police Force (NPF) authorities. The punishment of dismissal from service has been upheld with immediate effect and all NPF uniforms and accoutrements including warrant cards (ID cards) issued to the men have been retrieved with all dismissal procedures completed,” the statement said.

It added that the complainant was also handed back his N50,000 with an apology a day after he lodged the complaint, adding that the elated man after receiving his money thanked the PCRRU, as he said: “Great job, you people are doing right there, thank you for the prompt response”.

“Furthermore, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris, while reiterating his stand on zero tolerance for corruption, vows to “flush out those tarnishing police image” from the Force. The IGP also impress it upon the PCRRU to ensure that all allegations of professional misconduct against the police are promptly investigated and officers found wanting in any proven case be made to face appropriate sanctions as stipulated by relevant laws,” the statement said.

Two Arraigned For Being in Possession Of Criminal Charm, Indian Hemp

, By Israel Afolabi
Two persons, Adeleke Nurudeeen, 19 and Adeleke Lukman, 16 were arraigned on Wednesday before an Osogbo Magistrate Court presided over by Magistrate Adenike Olowolagba for being in possession of criminal charm and Indian hemp.
The police prosecutor, Sergeant Oladoye Joshua told the court that the accused committed the offence on 4th of July, 2017.
According to the charge sheet, Nurudeen and Lukman at Gbonmi area, Osogbo conspired to commit offence to wit, being in possession of criminal charm and there by committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 516 of Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol. II Laws of Osun state of Nigeria 2003.
It also stated that the two accused persons had in their possession without lawful and reasonable excuse, some charms which possess power to protect human being from gunshot and also to hinder the detection of crime and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 213 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol.II Laws of Osun state of Nigeria 2003.
The charge sheet  further stated that the suspects on the same date, time and place had in their possession some quantity of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 430 of Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol.II Laws of Osun state of Nigeria 2003.
The suspects who were arraigned on a three-count charge, pleaded guilty to third charge only, while pleaded not guilty to first and second charges.
Their counsels, Okobe Najite and Pray Ofoyeju pleaded to court to grant bail for the young man.
The presiding Magistrate in his ruling remanded the accused persons in police custody and asked them to bring their birth certificate to court for verification.
He adjourned the case till 7th of July for ruling on application.