The Police Command in Ogun on Sunday confirmed the arrest of a 26-year-old suspected armed robber, Segun Azeez, in Sango-Ota area of the state.
The command’s spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, gave the confirmation in a statement issued to newsmen in Sango- Ota.
Oyeyemi explained that the suspect was arrested on Thursday(May 12), while planning a robbery operation with others, now at large, in Sango-Ota area of the state.
The PPRO explained further that the suspect was arrested following information received by policemen at Sango-Ota Divisional Headquarters that armed robbers were planning to attack Agoro community .
“Upon the information, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Sango-Ota Division, SP Saleh Dahiru, quickly mobilised his patrol team and moved to the suspects’ hideout at Abanikole junction where he was arrested while others escaped.
“Recovered from the arrested suspect are one locally made double barrel pistol, and one live cartridge.
“On interrogation, the suspect confessed that he was planning with other members of his gang to attack some houses in Agoro community before police swooped on them, and got him arrested,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.
The CP also directed that other members of the gang must be hunted for and brought to book. (
Suspected kidnappers, who took a middle age widow and mother of four children in Kogi, on Saturday demandef for N10 million ransom from her family.
The widow, Mrs Sefi Jimoh, was allegedly kidnapped on the road while waiting for a commercial motorcycle, popularly called “Okada” to go home after a morning prayer session at Mountain of Fire and Miracles Church at Phase II in Lokoja metropolis.
Jimoh, who is an Environmental Officer with the Kogi State Governnent, is the bread winner of the family, having lost her husband some years back.
A family source, who spoke to News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Lokoja, said “only this morning our sisters’ abductors got to us on phone demanding for N10 million ransom for her freedom.”
“The kidnappers first called her (widow) children and informed them that their mother is with them and that she will only be released after a payment of a N10m ransom.
“We were so shocked but relieved after knowing that she is still alive after her disappearance yesterday that sent jitters into the entire family members, friends and neighbours around.
“The question now is, where and how do we, in our financial position now, raise such money to secure our sister and mother?”
The source pleaded with the kidnappers to show the widow and the poor family mercy and release her “because getting even one million is like trying to squeeze water from a rock”.
Contacted, the Kogi Police Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP William Ovye-Aya, said he could not confirm nor deny it because he was yet to be briefed by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of “B” Division, where the incident happened.
The Police Command in Ebonyi State, has vowed to arrest and prosecute killers of a 26-year-old lady, Miss Ugochukwu Nworie.
The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Loveth Odah, on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, Aliyu Garba, disclosed this on Wednesday in Abakaliki.
Odah revealed that efforts were on top gear to arrest and prosecute the perpetrators accordingly to serve as a deterrent to possible offenders.
She stated that investigation confirmed that the Lady was gang raped, as more than 12 used condoms was discovered in the room.
She added that investigation is still ongoing and would provide other information needed.
The police Spokesperson said the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Kpirikpiri Police Division in the state, indicated that the incident happened in Hope-in hotel, situated at Nine Ngbowo street, Abakaliki.
“The DPO reported that the incident happened while on a routine check on the hotel. A room not accounted for was discovered.
“So the DPO decided to enquire from the receptionist, who told him that the guests in the room were unknown to him.
“Efforts to open the room proved abortive, until he requested for the spare key to open the door, only to discover a lifeless body of the lady, naked and her legs, hands with mouth were tied to the bed in the room,” Odah said.
She said the corpse has been deposited at a morgue.
She described the incident as unfortunate and an offence against humanity.
Odah warned the general public, especially young ladies, to be careful.
Ogun Police Command said on Tuesday it had arrested three armed robbery suspects; Daniel Okereke, Hernry Osagwe and Wisdom Aruba, who terrorized the Mowe region of the state.
Police spokesperson in Ogun, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said in a statement in Abeokuta, Ogun, that the suspected thieves were arrested at 10 p.m. on October 18.
He explained that the robbers were arrested following information received by police officers attached to the divisional headquarters in Mowe.
He added that a group of seven men, suspected of being armed robbers, had been seen in a hideout in the Ajeonibode neighborhood of Mowe in Ogun, developing plans for the attack.
“Upon information, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Mowe Division, CSP Saminu Akintunde, quickly mobilized his men and stormed the scene.
“On seeing the police, the thugs fled, but with the help of members of the community, three of them were apprehended while others fled.
"We recovered: a short gun made locally and loaded with two live cartridges, two jack knives and charms," he said.
Police Commissioner CP Lanre Bankole ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the state criminal investigation and intelligence service for investigation.
The CP also led a manhunt for the fleeing gang members with a view to bringing them to justice as soon as possible.
By Deborah Coker
Edo Police debunked reports on social media on Monday that the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Ehor Division, CSP Benjamin Benafa, was arrested over kidnapping issues.
Social media reported that the DPD was arrested by a special anti-kidnapping team from the Office of the Inspector General of Police.
Police spokesman in Edo, SP Kontongs Bello, said in a statement that the news was malicious, malicious, fabricated and deceptive.
“To keep things clear, there is no such unit called the 'Anti-Kidnap Task Force' in the IGP police office, Abuja.
“The report, which is already going viral on various social networks and platforms, is totally the work of troublemakers to tarnish the image of the force and incite the general public to oppose the police, in particular the command of the force. 'Edo.
“Edo Command Police Commissioner CP Phillips Ogbadu therefore calls on the good people of the state and its residents to ignore the report and go about their rightful business.
“It is obvious that criminal elements have already noticed that Ehor is no longer profitable for them and have decided to release the false report.
“The report is intended to distract from the police and the general public who assist the police with information about their criminal activities,” he said.
SP Bello added that the DPD reported to the division on July 2 and took up his duties and responsibilities on July 3.
He also said that the DPO was instrumental in rescuing nine kidnapped passengers from an 18-seater bus on their way from Auchi to Benin on July 4.
"The officer is currently on duty in Ehor and has not been arrested as the report on social media claims," he said.
Bello said the police commissioner ordered a full-scale investigation into the case with the aim of convicting the perpetrators of the false report. (NAA)
By Mohammed Tijjani
Kaduna State Police Command said it had arrested five suspects for illegal possession of firearms.
The command's public relations officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, confirmed the arrest in a statement released in Kaduna on Sunday.
Jalige said their arrests followed a report received by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Kubacha.
He said the DPO acted on the basis of information received on July 24 that the suspects, armed with dangerous weapons, were engaged in unhealthy activities in Kenyi village, Kagarko local government area, in the state.
The police spokesperson said the suspects and some villagers threatened the peaceful coexistence of the population on disputed land.
He said the situation had deteriorated to a boiling point, leading one of the warring parties to threaten to kill their opponents with dangerous weapons.
“Upon receipt of the information, the DPO immediately mobilized on the scene, quickly avoided what would have been a tragedy and arrested the five suspects, all from the village of Kenyi.
“Items recovered from the suspects included an AK-47 rifle loaded with 29 7.62 x 39 mm rounds. ammunition and a 9 x 18 mm. Makarov pistol, loaded with seven 9mm live ammunition cartridges, ”he said.
Jalige added that the swift response from police officers not only prevented "the foreseeable calamity, but also restored normalcy to the community."
He said the investigation revealed the circumstances behind the crash and the source of the illegal guns.
Police spokesman quoted state police commissioner Umar Muri as urging communities in the state to always embrace dialogue as an alternative dispute resolution rather than violence that could lead to consequences. disastrous.
"The commissioner also pledged to impartially investigate the incident and prosecute all those found guilty, in order to deter others," Jalige said. (NAN) ()
...tells IG to Probe Sanyo Police StationHouse of Representatives member, Tolulope Akande-Sadipe is seeking justice for a man seriously injured during a hit-and-run crash in May 2021, after she believes the suspect is getting off “too easy.”Speaking on the need to investigate the activities of Sanyo Police Station, Ibadan on Thursday, Akande-Sadipe said the victim, Mr. Raji Idris was knocked unconscious by a drunk driver identified as Mr. Dele Ayanjompe.The victim was taken to the Frontida Clinic where it was confirmed that he had suffered trauma to his brain and severe injuries.She further stated that Idris underwent extensive surgery to increase his chances of survival after which he remained in a coma for weeks, lamenting that, "his recovery expected to take months, with his medical bill to date of over N4.5million".The Oluyole Federal Constituency representative berated the attitude of the Divisional Police Officer and Investigating Police Officer at Sanyo Police Station, who she alleged colluded with the driver.She, therefore, urged the Inspector General of Police to investigate the activities of officers at Sanyo Police Station with a view to punishing officers involved in the subjugation of the law.Akande-Sadipe further called on the House Committee on Police to ensure compliance by urgently investigating the matter such that the law is not subjugated to allow the suspect go unpunished for his recklessness, endangerment of Human Rights and contravention of the Law of the Federal Republic of Nigeria within 2 weeks."I am disturbed that while the victim battles for his life, the driver who hit him has been released by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) at Sanyo Police Station without any charges as the Investigating Police Officer (IPO), Sergeant Muritala has allegedly colluded with the driver"Noting that the provision of Section 18(1) of the Road Traffic Act states that it is an offense for a person to drive a motor vehicle on a highway recklessly or negligently or in a manner dangerous to the public.She also pointed at Section 343(1) of the Criminal Code, which states that "any person who rides a vehicle so rash or negligent as to endanger human life or to be likely to cause harm to another person is guilty of a misdemeanor and is liable to imprisonment for at least one year".The perturbed House of Representatives member, who doubles as the Chairman, House Committee on Diaspora Affairs, wondered why the driver has not been charged to a court, for a magistrate to determine his innocence.She said, "Considering the law states that suspects in such cases be charged to court for a magistrate to determine his innocence or guilt and the applicable punishment given, the Sanyo Police Station has violated the law and compromised the case by granting bail to the suspect without any charges under the premise that the victim’s father signed a bond not to press charges"
The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) has applauded the sterling, professional and people-friendly policing by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Fegge Police Division in Onitsha, Anambra, Mr Rabiu Garba.
The Chairman of CLO in Anambra, Mr Vincent Ezekwueme, gave the commendation while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu on Thursday.
Ezekwueme noted that the age-long friendly policing by Garba and his officers in Fegge community saved the entire Onitsha axis of Anambra from monumental destruction when hoodlums hijacked the EndSARS protest.
According to him, Onitsha, being a major commercial and transit city, would have witnessed massive destruction of public and private properties as well as loss of lives, if not for the great respect Garba commanded among its residents.
“I extol the virtues of DPO Fegge Police Division, Mr Rabiu Garba, for his unprecedented patriotic and selfless disposition in the discharge of his duties.
“DPO Garba has professionally and humanely carried out his duties.
“The DPO has so much assured close supervision of his officers and men that he has won the hearts and great respects of the residents of Fegge community and by extension the entire Onitsha axis of Anambra State.
“He is indeed the new face and hope of our dreamed Nigeria Police Force.
“It is pertinent and imperative for us, especially Nigerians of all works of life, not just the police personnel, to emulate him and his uncommon detribalised and friendly character,’’ he said.
The CLO state chairman called on the Federal Government and the police authorities to recognise and promote Garba appropriately for being exceptional and winning the public trust, leading to the people’s protection of police stations in Onitsha during hoodlums’ uprising.
“Garba, who is a shining good example, should be meant to mentor and train other young and new entrant police officers,’’ he stressed.
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Oyeyemi said that the protesters also assaulted the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) , Sikiru Olugbenga, whose whereabouts was presently unknown, and made away with arms and ammunitions.
According to the command’s spokesman, a civilian was also killed in the attack while the station was set ablaze.
The PPRO said that the hitherto peaceful protest embarked upon by youths across the state was unfortunately taking a dangerous violent dimension.
He said that some people with ulterior motives were using the protest against violation of human rights by personnel of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) to commit all sorts of heinous crimes.
Oyeyemi said that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Edward Ajogun, had appealed to the youths to eschew violence and embrace peace as violence would do no one good.
He added that the CP equally appealed to traditional rulers, parents and other critical stakeholders to prevail on the youths to stop the carnage and give the government a chance to address the situation.
“Early this morning, the protesters went to Atan-ota and set the police station there ablaze and subsequently murdered the D.C.O, DSP Augustine Ogbeche in cold blood.
“A civilian also died in the process while some arms were carted away. They also inflicted serious injury on the DPO, Sikiru Olugbenga whose whereabout is yet unknown.
” Also in Abeokuta, some groups of boys attacked Obada-Oko Divisional Headquarters and vandalised it.
“The youths are reminded that since the commencement of the protests the police have been nice and civil to them even when some of our men were injured and our stations damaged.
“We even went ahead and released all the 36 suspects we arrested.
“However, if in the course of handling the protests anybody feels offended we plead understanding and not retaliatory measures including killing and maiming policemen and burning and damaging police stations.
” We will ensure that justice is served any aggrieved person. Please and please let us continue to embrace peace rather than violence,” Oyeyemi said.
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A Chief Superintendent of Police, Mr Francis Erhabor, and seven other youths, on Thursday received different awards in the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC)’s 20th Anniversary National Competition.
The ICPC Chairman, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, said at the presentation of the award to awardees in Lagos that Erhabor was among the 17 public servants nominated for the Public Service Integrity Award.
Owasanoye said that the public servants were nominated by the Ministries, Departments and Agencies through the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and office of the Head of Service of the Federation.
“The ICPC’s 20th Anniversary Committee shortlisted the nominations to only five and background checks were conducted on them, including obtaining testimonies of community and religious leaders about them.
“At the end of the exercise, the 48 years old Police CSP, who is a Divisional Police Officer (DPO) ‘D’ Division, Itam, Uyo in Akwa Ibom, and 54 years old Malam Hamza Buwai of National Boundary Commission emerged the overall winners.
“The two icons of integrity had at various times turned down bribe offers and frustrated efforts by the unscrupulous elements in the public service to siphon public funds,” he said.
While congratulating other awardees, Owasanoye said the essay and music competition were targeting at Nigerian Youths in the society.
“It aimed at inculcating sound moral values in the youth, while the third activity was aimed at rewarding honesty, to motivate and show the world that integrity pays.
“The commission did not organise competitions for the fun of it.
“The import of these competitions was to reduce corruption by inculcating sound moral values in young Nigerians to grow up as good citizens who believe in honesty.
“It is also to motivate public officials to develop zero tolerance for corruption and see why they should imbibe honesty and hard work, rather than collecting bribes and cutting corners,” he said.
On mode of selecting winners, the chairman said the commission received 1,114 for both Junior and Senior Secondary Schools, out of which 679 met the basic criteria set for the competition.
“Mr Daniel Matilda of Topgrade Senior Secondary School, Surulere, Lagos, and Favour Chiekeze of Mountain Crest High School, Owerri, emerged the first best of the two categories,” he said.
The ICPC chief said that 895 entries were received online on music and a panel of 8 pre-judges shortlisted 100.
“A three-member panel, consisting of Jeremiah Gyang, Ige Kadu and Akande Abolore (a.k.a 9ice), further shortlisted the 100 to 10 finalists.
“After said and done, Master Opeyemi Adeboye from Kwara State emerged the best of the 10 participants,” he said.
Owasanoye said the best winners in the three major events were personally honoured by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Sept. 28.
The chairman said that various prizes, ranging from cash to laptops, plaques and certificates were presented to them.
Also, Mrs Olubukola Balogun, Board member of ICPC, commended the winners of the essay and music competition.
Balogun urged the winners to continue to engage their energy positively.
One of the winners in the music competition, Mr Martins Ozobua, commended the commission for providing avenue for youths to compete.
Ozobua charged other agencies of the government to emulate the commission.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the chairman of the commission presented an award to the 1st runner-up in music, Miss Ayodeji Oluwatunmidele, Mr Aderemi Adeniji and Mr Martins Ozobua.
Edited By: Olagoke Olatoye