Osun Police Nabs Four Armed Robbers, Recovers 19 Cars

By Nofisat Marindoti

The Police in the State of Osun has recovered 19 cars from four suspected armed robbers arrested by the command.

The Police Commissioner, Olafimihan Adeoye disclosed this while parading the suspects at the police headquarters in Osogbo.

The arrested suspects include Adeleke Timothy, Akoodu Olufemi, Kehinde Badmos and Adenle Babatunde Olusola.

Twelve Toyota Camry cars, four Toyota Corolla cars, one Toyota Highlander SUV and one Nissan Sunny car were recovered from the suspects.

The CP said arms recovered from them included one locally made pistol, one live cartridge and charms.

He said their arrest was prompted by the complaints by some of their victims, adding that the suspects would be arraigned in court without delay.

He thereby urged the people of the state to continue supplying the command with useful information in order to achieve a crime free state.

Neighbour Defiles 6-Year Old Girl In Osun

By Nofisat Marindoti

A 24-year old man, Moshood Lukman has allegedly defiled a six year old girl (Name Withheld) whose parents live in the same compound with him.

The girl was alleged to have been defiled on the 24th of December last year at Oke-Onitea area in Osogbo, State of Osun.

The incident happened around 3 pm on the said day when Luqman sent her on an errand, according to her parents.

Speaking with Osun Defender on the agony their child has been going through,
Parents of the defiled girl (name withheld) implored government and well meaning Nigerians to help them in getting justice for their child.

A human rights activist, Waheed Saka condemned the act and promised to pursue the case to a logical conclusion.

The state commissioner of police, Olafimihan Adeoye, also assured that the case would be charged to court after their investigations.

The suspect is currently in the police custody as the family unit of the state police command continues its investigations.

PHOTONEWS: Governor Aregbesola Receives New Assistant Police Commissioner(s)

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of the State of Osun on Tuesday morning at the Government House in Osogbo received the new Assistant Police Commissioner(s) posted to the state.

They were formally shown to the Governor by the State Commissioner of Police, CP Fimihan Adeoye.

The event also attracted the presence of Royal Fathers including the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi among others.

Dolapo Julius captured the moment.

Police Arraign Killer Of Osun 2018 Baby Of The Year’s Father

By Nofisat Marindoti

The State of Osun Police Command has arrested and arraigned before a Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo, the State capital, the killer of the father of the State 2018 baby of the year, Okanlawon Kazeem aged 23.

The father of the baby, Okewumi Abiodun had met his death along Gbogan-Osogbo road, at Ogo-oluwa area of the metropolis few hours after the first Lady of the state, Mrs Sherifat Aregbesola showered gifts on his baby for being the first to be delivered in the state in the New Year.

The father of the first baby, Abiodun had showered encomium on Mrs Aregbesola for her good gesture and had eventually left the hospital around 8pm to have some rest at home when the unfortunate happened.

His motorcycle had a head-on collision with another motorcycle riding against the traffic. While the other cyclist sustained minor injury, Abiodun died on the spot as a result of serious head injury he sustained.

Arraigning the accused in court, Police Prosecutor, Ajayi Sunday said Kazeem on January 1st, 2018 at Ogo-Oluwa area, being the rider in charge of one unregistered TVS motorcycle, drove against traffic rules in a manner dangerous to the public which led to the death of one Okewumi Abiodun.

Sunday said the accused also rode without drivers license which contravened section 18(1) of RTR Cap 115, vol. 5, Law of Osun of Nigeria, 2003 and section 27 of RTA Cap 155, vol. 6 Law of Osun of Nigeria, 2003.

The Prosecutor added that the offences are also contrary to and punishable under section 7 (1) of RTA law of Osun State of Nigeria, 2003.

The accused however, pleaded not guilty of the charges levelled against him and his counsel, Barrister Tunde Adedokun prayed the court to grant bail.

In his ruling, Magistrate Adenike Olowolagba granted the accused bail of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case till February 21 for hearing.

Police Nab Fake Surveyor In Osun

By Nofisat Marindoti

The Osun State Police Command has arrested a 64-year old man, Raji Popoola who specializes in posing as a registered surveyor in order to dupe unsuspecting victims.

Popoola who was arraigned before a Magistrate Court in Osogbo, the state capital, was charged with offences bothering on conspiracy, fraud, posing as a registered surveyor among others.

Police Prosecutor, Ajayi Sunday told the court that the accused with others now at large on the 11th of October, 2005 at around Igbona area, forged the survey plan and land agreement documents of a parcel of land situated along Ilesa road in Osogbo.

Sunday said the accused presented the papers to one David Iyiola knowing fully well that they are fake.

The Prosecutor noted that the offences are contrary to and punishable under sections 467, 484 and 516 of the Criminal Code Cap 34, vol. II, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2003.

The accused however pleaded not guilty to the offences leveled against him while his counsel, Barrister Dauda Oyewole implored the court to grant him bail.

In his ruling, Magistrate Adenike Olowolagba granted the accused bail of N500,000 with two sureties in the like sum and adjourned the case till February 28, 2018.

Osun Records 13th Crime Free State In Nigeria Status

The Osun State Government has been rated 13th in an index of the National Bureau of Statistics NBS, in the rankings of states with the most crime rates recorded.

In the data released by the NBS for its crime statistics for 2016, the state was ranked on the 13th position with an 0.94 index.

This according to the Special Adviser to Governor Rauf Aregbesola on Security Matters, Mr Tope Adejumo, the feat was doable through various intervention by the government in beefing up the security of the state since it assumed office.


The Osun State Government has been rated 13th in an index of the National Bureau of Statistics NBS, in the rankings of states with the most crime rates recorded.

In the data released by the NBS for its crime statistics for 2016, the state was ranked on the 13th position with an 0.94 index.

This according to the Special Adviser to Governor Rauf Aregbesola on Security Matters, Mr Tope Adejumo, the feat was doable through various intervention by the government in beefing up the security of the state since it assumed office.

Speaking with newsmen in Osogbo, Mr. Adejumo hinted that since 2012 when the Swift Action Anti-Robbery Squad SARS was established, other measures have been taken to secure lives and property in the state.

His words “The government of Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola in July, 2012 established SARS which enforced security in the state. About 25 Armoued personnel carriers were purchased for security out of which five were locally made and twenty were top grade state-of-the-art equipment imported from China. 125 security patrol vehicles were also commissioned to assist security agents discharge their duties.”

“Aside this, government provided financial support to the security agencies, engaged security men as sheriff guards as well as the recently launched Edu Marshals for the enforcement of discipline in public schools across the state.”

Adejumo added that “In furtherance of ensuring security, the government procured one helicopter for aerial security surveillance as well as Osun Citizens Mediation Center, O’Mediation for alternative dispute resolution.”

Corroborating him, the Osun State commissioner of police, Mr. Fimihan Adeoye said the command apart from ensuring security in the state also partners local vigilante volunteers and indigenous security agencies to boost its productivity.

Adeoye who lauded Ogbeni Aregbesola’s government efforts on security noted that advocacies are on to enlighten members of the public the more on safeguarding their lives through the mass media and reporting to the police any breach of security in their area.

The duo maintained that as the government is trying to ensure the security of the whole state, citizens and residents should ensure that they protect themselves and report appropriately, any case of security breach in their environment.