Inspector General Of Police Arrives Benue To Restore Order

Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has arrived Benue following President Muhammadu Buhari demand that Idris should immediately move to Benue to ensure law and order.

The decree was made due to the recent killing of innocent people in Guma and Logo Local Government areas of the state by herdsmen.

The Inspecter General IGP arrived Benue today and was received by the AIG in charge of Zone 4 (Benue, Nasarawa, Plateau) at the Zone 4 Headquarters in Makurdi.


Police Arraign Man Over Alleged Felony

By Nofisat Marindoti

The Police in the State of Osun has arrainged a 19-year old, Olaniyi Ayodele in an Osogbo Magistrate Court over alleged intent to commit felony.

Prosecutor, Olayiwola Rasaq briefed the court that the accused on the 29th of December, 2017 at Tanisi area in Osogbo, attempted to commit felony to wit stealing which contravened section 508 of the Criminal code cap 34 volume II, laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2003.

However when his count was read to him, the accused pleaded not guilty and his counsel, Barrister Remigus Nwgu prayed the court to grant him bail in the most liberal terms.

In his ruling, Magistrate Adenike Olowolagba granted the accused bail of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case till the 7th of February, 2018 for hearing. 19, in court over intent to commit felony.

Driver Lands In Court For Duping Housewife

By Nofisat Adeoye

A 55-year old truck driver, Adebayo Surajudeen, has been arraigned before a Magistrate Court in Osogbo, State of Osun for allegedly duping housewife of money meant for cow.

Prosecutor, Ajayi Sunday told the court that on the 23rd of October, 2017 at Olorunda Local Government Area in the state, the accused obtained the sun of N53,000 from one Alabi Sarah under the pretense of selling one live cow to her.

Sunday said the offense contravened sections 390(9) and 419 of the Criminal Code Cap 34, volume II, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2003.

However in his plea, the accused pleaded not guilty of the charge preferred against him. Also his counsel, Barrister Okobe Najite, urged the court to grant him bail in the most liberal terms.

In his ruling, Magistrate Ashiru Ayeni granted the accused bail of N50,000 with one surety in the like sum and adjourned the case till January 23, 2017.

Police Arrest Nine Suspected Kidnappers, Bag Snatchers In Aba

Six suspended kidnappers and three bag snatchers and shoplifters were on Monday arrested by a combined team involving the Inspector General’s Intelligence Response Team in Aba, Abia State.

Commissioner of Police in the State, Anthony Ogbizi, while parading the suspects at the command headquarters in Umuahia said that there was no life lost either of the suspects or the police during the gun duel with the kidnappers although the suspects sustained gunshot wounds.

One of the suspect, Mr Sylvester Prince while speaking with journalists claimed that he was not involved in the kidnapping but only collected money from the gang for hiring his bus for their operations.

“I am not among the kidnappers, I swear, I only lend my bus to the gang which they normally use for their operations, all I can say is that they have used the bus two times. The first time, they gave me N50,000 and the second time, I received N400,000 which I used to pay my debts. I am not a kidnapper, the gang used my bus for their operations and pay me after their business,” he claimed.

Three other suspects arrested and paraded for robbery and burglary include Samson Tochi, Joseph Sunday and Osondu Nwagboso all between the ages 21 and 22 respectively.

They were arrested for shop looting, snatching handbags, money and mobile phones from unsuspecting members of the public who were at the command headquarters to testify against them.

Ogbizi said the command has beefed up security network in the state and therefore it will be difficult for the gang and other criminals to escape.

“The suspects paraded here were engaged in a gun battle by a combined team and Inspector General’s Intelligence Response Team in their bungalow at the World Bank housing estate in Aba,” Ogbizi said.

He also called for cooperation of the members of the public to assist the police by supplying information on happening within their vicinity and report immediately any suspicious character.

Burna Boy In Police Net Over Alleged Armed Robbery

The Lagos State police Command has arrested a pop star musician, Damini Ogulu, a.k.a Burna boy, over an alleged robbery at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island.

The spokesman for the command, SP Chike Oti confirmed the arrest to reporters on Friday evening in Lagos.

Oti said the musician was arrested over an alleged robbery attack on another popular musician, Mr 2kay at the hotel on Oct. 12.

“He reported to the police today (15/12/2017) at about 5p.m. He was subsequently arrested, interrogated and detained and would have his day in court on Monday 18/12/2017,” Oti said.

It was reported that the Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, had on Nov. 20, requested Damini Ogulu to report to the Police for questioning over an alleged attack on a fellow musician.

He gave the name of the musician as Abiye Jombo, popularly known as Mr 2Kay.

The police boss said that Mr 2Kay had reported that he was robbed by four armed men of his valuables, including a gold wristwatch, jewellery and phones, in Room 847 on the eighth floor of the hotel.

According to him, the incident happened during the Buckwyld & Breathless concert.

“Four armed robbers carried out the attack and detectives were able to arrest one of their girlfriends, identified as Matejero, which led to the capture of the others.”

“The suspects apprehended by the Police reportedly mentioned Burna Boy and his manager, Joel Kantiock, who was arrested in Zaria, Kaduna State.

“They claimed they received a part payment of N50,000 before the job, and another N50,000 after the job was completed,” the police boss said.

Anambra Youths Protest Move To Scrap SARS

Following the call by some groups to scrap the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), more than 2,000 youths on Monday took to the major roads in Awka, Anambra State capital, in a peaceful protest.

The group, under the aegis of Concerned Anambra Citizens and Non-Indigenes, drawn from various parts of the state, converged at the entrance gate of the SARS office in Awkuzu, Oyi Local Government Area of the state.

The protesters displayed placards with various inscriptions which read, “Removal of SARS, an invitation to kidnapping, robbery”, “We want crime-free Christmas and New Year”, “Let SARS be”, etc.

Addressing newsmen, the convener, and the Special Assistant to the state Governor on Political Matters, Okafor Emeka, said the protest was embarked on to drive home their demands on the consequences of scrapping the security unit.

While stating that any attempt to scrap SARS would amount to return of all forms of crimes and criminality in the state, he attributed the relative peace existing in the state to the active and aggressive operations of that arm of the police force.

On his part, the Police Community Relations Committee, Chief Francis Ezenwankwo said those calling for the scraping of the unit had selfish and ulterior motives, and called on them to have a rethink.

He however acknowledged that the officials of the unit might have their shortcomings, but insisted that rather than scrap the unit, they should be reformed and repositioned for better service delivery.

His words: “We have a system where erring officers are disciplined, including redeployment, training and retraining to bring out the best from them.”

The Governor’s aide, who later handed over the letter written to the Inspector General of Police by the group to the state Commissioner of Police, Garba Umar, pleaded with the IGP to use his good offices to ensure that SARS remained in the state.

According to him, refusal to heed their call would compel the group to carry the protest to the police headquarters in Abuja.

In his response, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Chris Owolabi, who represented by the Commissioner of Police, commended the group for their peaceful conduct, promising that their message would be delivered appropriately

Baddo Kills Pastor In Fresh Lagos Attack

Dreaded cult group, Badoo has struck again, killing a pastor at Lajo Road, near transformer in Igbogbo-Bayeku, Lagos

The pastor’s widow, Gloria and 10-month-old baby, Goodness, were said to have been found unconscious.  They were rushed to Ikorodu General Hospital by policemen from Igbogbo Division.

The attack occurred few hours after acting Police Commissioner of Lagos State, Imohimi Edgal met with all stakeholders at the palace of the Ikorodu monarch, Oba Abdulrasheed Shotobi on the menace of ritual killings.

It was gathered that the assailants smashed the head of the pastor identified as Victor Kanayo with two big stones, which were said to have been found beside him.

The information gathered said that the murderers cut the iron bars on the window of the bungalow the family lived in before entering the house.

This is coming on the heels of several efforts by the police to contain the resurgence of the Badoo killings which died down after massive raids of several shrines in Agbowa and Imota axis suspected to be the base of the cultists.

According to sources, the pastor and his family were the only ones living in the building because the landlord moved out some months ago as a result of increased insecurity.

The source said: “The pastor was an easy going person. His wife and child are unconscious as I speak to you. They were rushed the general hospital. The police took them there.”

Police spokesman Chike Oti, a Superintendent (SP) said some persons have been arrested in connection with the murder.

He said the police had commenced investigation into the case, adding that the command was digging into the pastor’s past to be sure there was no connection between his past and murder.

Oti stated that the look into his past was sequel to a human skull tattooed on the deceased’s shoulder, which detectives believe had cultism connotations.

He said: “Around 7am, at Offin, Igbogbo, Lagos, a suburb of Ikorodu town, one Victor Kanayo, a male person and a pastor was murdered.

“The command has made a couple of arrests and suspects are being questioned with a view to discover the author of the heinous crime. The Commissioner of Police has also dispatched a team of crack detectives to unravel those behind the murder, dig into the past of the victim and see if there is a correlation between his past and his fate.

“The issue of his past before he became a born again Christian is of interest to the police because of a human skull tattoo  drawn on his left arm which gives the victim away as one who may have belonged to any of the dreaded cult groups. Investigation into case is ongoing. Findings will be made public as usual by the CP.”

Festive Season: Police Meet NURTW, RTEAN Chairmen In Osun

By Nafisat Adeoye

As the festive period approaches, the Commissioner of Police, Osun State, Mr Adeoye Olafimihan has urged drivers in the State to keep to the etiquettes of the job.

He implored the drivers not to drive while drunk or while on drug, saying the festive period should be without any rancour.

CP Olafimihan said this during a meeting with the chairman of National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, Mr Folorunso Olalekan and chairman of Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria, RTEAN, Alhaji Olajiire Purpose at his office.

According to Olafimihan, the meeting was to ensure a good relationship between the two unions and to ensure drivers drive safely especially during the festive period.

In their separate addresses, the chairmen thanked the State Government under the leadership of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and the Commissioner of Police who they described as a man of impeccable character.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Security, Mr Tope Adejumo who was also at the event, urged the residents of the state to be security conscious and report any suspicious movement to the police.

He also urged the residents to pay their taxes as this would enable the Government continue its developmental projects.

Meanwhile, the police also had a peace meeting with the herdsmen and farmers in the state.

During the meeting, CP Olafimihan urged representatives of the herdsmen present to prevail on others not to graze into farms, adding that the herdsmen shouldn’t allow children to lead the cows about as they may be not able to control them.

UPDATE: Normalcy Returns To Ikire After Protest

Normalcy has been restored to the popular Ikire Junction in the State of Osun after an early morning disturbance by some hoodlums who appeared to join the APC protest over the list of councillorship candidates for January’s Local Government in the state.

The state police command says they are on the trail of anyone who capitalizes on the protest to breakdown law and order in the area.

Recalled that the former executive secretary in the area, Mr Soji Ajayi was allegedly said to be behind the protest because he lost out in the party’s primaries after five years in the office

OSUN DEFENDER had earlier reported that the police sources were at the scene of the protest and blocked roads have since been reopened for the commuters

Police Restore Calm In Ikire After Hoodlums Hijack Peaceful Protest

The State of Osun Police Command on Thursday said normalcy has been restored after hoodlums’ hijacked the All Progressives Congress protest over the list of candidates who emerged as councilors for the January local government election.

This is has police advise commuters plying Ibadan/Lagos expressway to disregard rumour being peddling around that the expressway has been blocked by the hoodlums.

The situation is now very calm,” says a police officer who prefers anonymity adding that the roads earlier blocked by the youths have been cleared and were now motorable.

However,  sources revealed that the protest was organised by a former executive secretary, Mr Soji Ajayi in Irewole Local Government Area who felt displeased with the outcome of the primaries.

The former council boss who was in charge of the council for 5 years was defeated in a primary organised by the party.

Details laters…..

Septuagenarian, Others Arraigned For Forging Land Documents In Osun

A Septuagenarian, Alarape Sariyu, has been arraigned by the Osun State Police Command before a Magistrate Court in Osogbo for allegedly forging a land ownership document.

Sariyu was arraigned alongside Rauf Balogun aged 60 and Abdul Hazeem aged 34.

Prosecutor Oladoye Joshua told the court that the trio sometimes ago in Osogbo, forged the agreement document of a land situated in Obelawo estate which is property of one Lawal Obelawo.

Joshua said the accused persons also unlawfully erected a building on the land and thereby caused a breach of public peace.

The Prosecutor stated that the offences were contrary to and punishable under sections 81, 249(D), 456 and 516 of the Criminal Code Cap 34, volume II, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2003.

The trio however pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them and their counsel, Barrister O. Ademola prayed the court for their bail in the most liberal terms.

In his ruling, Magistrate Fatima Sodemade granted the trio bail of N500,000 with one surety in the like sum each and adjourned the case till the 20th of December.