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  •  The Police Command in Lagos State said it rescued a man from jungle justice while in possession of his five years old dead son The incident took place at Tarminal 1 Oshodi Bus Stop Lagos as the man was on his way to bury the dead son The Police Public Relations Officer PPRO in the state SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the incident in his verified Twitter handle monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday Hundeyin said that the incident happened on Sunday at about 10 20 p m at the ever busy Oshodi bus stop He said that the Makinde police division got information that some suspects were seen with a dead child and some members of the public wanted to carry out jungle justice on them The PPRO said that following the information the police team immediately moved to the scene and the suspects were rescued Upon interrogation one of the suspects the father of the dead child disclosed that the child suddenly fell ill at midnight and died at about 5 00 a m on Sunday before he could be taken to the hospital Following the sudden death family members advised that the corpse should be brought home to their village in Ebonyi for burial He disclosed further that he and three other relatives came to the terminal bought tickets in preparation for the journey when suspecting passer by accused them of carrying a dead child he said The PPRO said that the police contacted the bereaved mother of the child for further proof and she confirmed and corroborated her husband s claims Hundeyin said that the case was incidented while the corpse was deposited at the Yaba Mainland Hospital for preservation and autopsy He said that the suspects were in safe and protective custody while he urged members of the public to avoid bringing dangerous suspicion on themselves NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Police rescue man from mob with dead son corpse
     The Police Command in Lagos State said it rescued a man from jungle justice while in possession of his five years old dead son The incident took place at Tarminal 1 Oshodi Bus Stop Lagos as the man was on his way to bury the dead son The Police Public Relations Officer PPRO in the state SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the incident in his verified Twitter handle monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday Hundeyin said that the incident happened on Sunday at about 10 20 p m at the ever busy Oshodi bus stop He said that the Makinde police division got information that some suspects were seen with a dead child and some members of the public wanted to carry out jungle justice on them The PPRO said that following the information the police team immediately moved to the scene and the suspects were rescued Upon interrogation one of the suspects the father of the dead child disclosed that the child suddenly fell ill at midnight and died at about 5 00 a m on Sunday before he could be taken to the hospital Following the sudden death family members advised that the corpse should be brought home to their village in Ebonyi for burial He disclosed further that he and three other relatives came to the terminal bought tickets in preparation for the journey when suspecting passer by accused them of carrying a dead child he said The PPRO said that the police contacted the bereaved mother of the child for further proof and she confirmed and corroborated her husband s claims Hundeyin said that the case was incidented while the corpse was deposited at the Yaba Mainland Hospital for preservation and autopsy He said that the suspects were in safe and protective custody while he urged members of the public to avoid bringing dangerous suspicion on themselves NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Police rescue man from mob with dead son corpse
    Defence/Security2 days ago

    Police rescue man from mob with dead son corpse

    The Police Command  in Lagos State, said it rescued a man from jungle justice while in possession of his five years old dead son.

    The incident took place at Tarminal 1, Oshodi Bus Stop, Lagos, as the man was on his way to bury the dead son.

    The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the incident in his verified Twitter handle monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday.

    Hundeyin said that the incident happened on Sunday at about 10.20 p.

    m. at the ever busy Oshodi bus stop.

    He said that the Makinde police division got information that some suspects were seen with a dead child and some members of the public wanted to carry out jungle justice on them.

    The PPRO said that following the information, the police team immediately moved to the scene and the suspects were rescued.

    “Upon interrogation, one of the suspects, the father of the dead child disclosed that the child suddenly fell ill at midnight and died at about 5.00 a.

    m. on Sunday before he could be taken to the hospital.

    “”Following the sudden death, family members advised that the corpse should be brought home to  their village in Ebonyi for burial.

    “He disclosed further that he and three other relatives came to the terminal, bought tickets in preparation for the journey when suspecting passer-by accused them of carrying a dead child,” he said.

    The PPRO said that the police contacted the bereaved mother of the child for further proof and she confirmed and corroborated her husband’s claims.

    Hundeyin said that the case was incidented, while the corpse was deposited at the Yaba Mainland Hospital for preservation and autopsy.

    He said that the suspects were in safe and protective custody, while he urged members of the public to avoid bringing dangerous suspicion on themselves.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  A 21 year old Micheal Arigbabuwo has reportedly lost his life in a birthday party after allegedly mixing two hard drugs for maximum effect The Police Public Relations Officers PPRO in Lagos State SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed this in his verified Twitter handle monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday Hundeyin said that the incident happened on Friday in Ikorodu area of Lagos stressing that three of his friends who were also in the party had been arrested The spokesman said that information received by the police in Ikorodu revealed that at about 7 30 p m on Friday a distress call came that some group of Yahoo Yahoo boys brought a corpse to Igbogbo area of Ikorodu Based on the information teams of detectives visited and photographed the scene Three young men of ages 23 and 24 were arrested The suspects claimed that the deceased allegedly smoked loud and drank codeine at a birthday party of one of their friends held at Igbogbo area of Ikorodu The suspects further claimed that the deceased began gasping for breath He was rushed to the hospital but died he said The PPRO said that the corpse was evacuated and deposited at the General Hospital Ikorodu for autopsy Hundeyin warned youths against drug abuse stressing that drugs will end their lives in disaster Thinking of doing drugs Have a rethink as nothing fruitful emanates from it Investigation into the case has commenced he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Man dies at birthday party, 3 friends arrested in Lagos
     A 21 year old Micheal Arigbabuwo has reportedly lost his life in a birthday party after allegedly mixing two hard drugs for maximum effect The Police Public Relations Officers PPRO in Lagos State SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed this in his verified Twitter handle monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday Hundeyin said that the incident happened on Friday in Ikorodu area of Lagos stressing that three of his friends who were also in the party had been arrested The spokesman said that information received by the police in Ikorodu revealed that at about 7 30 p m on Friday a distress call came that some group of Yahoo Yahoo boys brought a corpse to Igbogbo area of Ikorodu Based on the information teams of detectives visited and photographed the scene Three young men of ages 23 and 24 were arrested The suspects claimed that the deceased allegedly smoked loud and drank codeine at a birthday party of one of their friends held at Igbogbo area of Ikorodu The suspects further claimed that the deceased began gasping for breath He was rushed to the hospital but died he said The PPRO said that the corpse was evacuated and deposited at the General Hospital Ikorodu for autopsy Hundeyin warned youths against drug abuse stressing that drugs will end their lives in disaster Thinking of doing drugs Have a rethink as nothing fruitful emanates from it Investigation into the case has commenced he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Man dies at birthday party, 3 friends arrested in Lagos
    Defence/Security5 days ago

    Man dies at birthday party, 3 friends arrested in Lagos

    A 21-year-old Micheal Arigbabuwo has reportedly lost his life in a birthday party after allegedly mixing two hard drugs for maximum effect.

    The Police Public Relations Officers (PPRO) in Lagos State, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed this in his verified Twitter handle monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday.

    Hundeyin said that the incident happened on Friday in Ikorodu area of Lagos, stressing that three of his friends who were also in the party had been arrested.

    The spokesman said that information received by the police in Ikorodu revealed that at about 7.30 p.

    m. on Friday, a distress call came that some group of Yahoo Yahoo boys brought a corpse to Igbogbo area of Ikorodu.

    “Based on the information, teams of detectives visited and photographed the scene.

    Three young men of ages 23 and 24 were arrested.

    “The suspects claimed that the deceased allegedly smoked loud and drank codeine at a birthday party of one of their friends held at Igbogbo area of Ikorodu.

    “The suspects further claimed that the deceased began gasping for breath.

    He was rushed to the hospital but died,” he said.

    The PPRO said that the corpse was evacuated and deposited at the General Hospital, Ikorodu, for autopsy.

    Hundeyin warned youths against drug abuse, stressing that drugs will end their lives in disaster.

    “Thinking of doing drugs?

    Have a rethink as nothing fruitful emanates from it.

    “Investigation into the case has commenced,” he said.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Some youths in llorin on Saturday embarked on a rally supporting the Peter Datti presidential ambition after an initial hiccup with security operatives The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the group made up mainly of youths trooped out enmass wuth branded T shirts and posters of the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party LP Peter Obi gathered at the Stella Obasanjo Hall along Ajase Ipo road in Ilorin Some security agents including officers of the Police were also noticed in the area in large number engaging the organisers of the rally and some participants After a long discussion the youths were later allowed to march towards Offa Garage roundabout area Speaking with newsmen Mr Aloysius Nwora the Kwara Coordinator of the Coalition of Obi Support Groups said the rally was in solidarity with the political aspiration of Peter Obi a former governor of Anambra We are having a health walk in solidarity for our principals Peter Obi and Ahmed Datti The essence of this rally is to counter what is happening in social media or media generally that Obi has no structure We want to clear those saying such that Obi has a structure and we are the structure They said Labour Party has no structure we agree with them because we are not politicians but individuals with a passion to make a change in the country through ballot revolution On the chances of in the 2023 General Elections the coordinator said I am not a member of Labour Party and I can t speak for them but I can speak for the movement This movement has covered the whole 16 local government areas in Kwara state alone and same in other states in Nigeria Masses and youths in particular are our real structure and you can see it with the level of turnout today he said On the altercation with the security operatives he explained that the group sought approval from the police to avert possible hijack of the peaceful rally Just as we all know the country has been hijacked we fully wrote to the security agencies to inform them about this rally but unfortunately early this morning we got information that we should not hold the rally We insisted that this is a peaceful rally not a political campaign and here we are although this can serve as a discouragement to some people that have not come here this morning But I believe they would soon be joining us as we are marching on We have put in every arrangement for this rally and regret the little delay that occurred he said Also speaking Mr Omoniyi Idowu the state Coordinator for Peter Obi Youth Vanguard and Secretary for the Coalition of Peter Obi in Kwara said we are only here for solidarity rally because as our slogan we are Obidiently useful We are not here to disturb the peace of the people in the state The presence of police officers in numbers is just to intimidate us because I was one of the persons that signed the letter submitted to the security agencies to intimate them about this rally today I along with others were with police on Sept 21 for interrogation although police boss told us that Kwara state is not ready for campaign but we told them that what we are doing is not a campaign but solidarity rally for a man we believe in Police boss kept saying Kwara is not ready for campaign and we kept telling him that it is rally not campaign You can see from what is written on my T shirt Support Peter Datti it is not vote for Peter Datti So there is no basis for the police officers to be blocking us not to hold support rally for our man he said Reacting to the development the Police Public Relations Officer PPRO SP Okasanmi Ajayi said we saw them gathered they claimed they want to march for Peter Obi of Labour Party Like we all know that it s not yet time for campaign and we have report that the time is not ripe for this type of rally in Kwara That is why the Commissioner of Police CP Paul Odama called their leaders and addressed them but they had already gathered and nothing we can do at this stage again than to guide them and ensure that there is no breakdown of law and order That is why you see a lot of policemen here I can tell you that so far they have done their talks and they have been asked to go because it s not yet a time for campaign They also said it is not a campaign but solidarity rally that is why we are preventing them from moving beyond this area Although it s their right to move but what we are saying is that the security report does not permit such movement to certain areas because we have other groups doing other things along the area they intend to march to like Post Office and Taiwo It could lead to commotion and we don t want to give chance to anything that would lead to breakdown of law and order said the PPRO NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: “Obidient” youths rally support in Kwara
     Some youths in llorin on Saturday embarked on a rally supporting the Peter Datti presidential ambition after an initial hiccup with security operatives The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the group made up mainly of youths trooped out enmass wuth branded T shirts and posters of the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party LP Peter Obi gathered at the Stella Obasanjo Hall along Ajase Ipo road in Ilorin Some security agents including officers of the Police were also noticed in the area in large number engaging the organisers of the rally and some participants After a long discussion the youths were later allowed to march towards Offa Garage roundabout area Speaking with newsmen Mr Aloysius Nwora the Kwara Coordinator of the Coalition of Obi Support Groups said the rally was in solidarity with the political aspiration of Peter Obi a former governor of Anambra We are having a health walk in solidarity for our principals Peter Obi and Ahmed Datti The essence of this rally is to counter what is happening in social media or media generally that Obi has no structure We want to clear those saying such that Obi has a structure and we are the structure They said Labour Party has no structure we agree with them because we are not politicians but individuals with a passion to make a change in the country through ballot revolution On the chances of in the 2023 General Elections the coordinator said I am not a member of Labour Party and I can t speak for them but I can speak for the movement This movement has covered the whole 16 local government areas in Kwara state alone and same in other states in Nigeria Masses and youths in particular are our real structure and you can see it with the level of turnout today he said On the altercation with the security operatives he explained that the group sought approval from the police to avert possible hijack of the peaceful rally Just as we all know the country has been hijacked we fully wrote to the security agencies to inform them about this rally but unfortunately early this morning we got information that we should not hold the rally We insisted that this is a peaceful rally not a political campaign and here we are although this can serve as a discouragement to some people that have not come here this morning But I believe they would soon be joining us as we are marching on We have put in every arrangement for this rally and regret the little delay that occurred he said Also speaking Mr Omoniyi Idowu the state Coordinator for Peter Obi Youth Vanguard and Secretary for the Coalition of Peter Obi in Kwara said we are only here for solidarity rally because as our slogan we are Obidiently useful We are not here to disturb the peace of the people in the state The presence of police officers in numbers is just to intimidate us because I was one of the persons that signed the letter submitted to the security agencies to intimate them about this rally today I along with others were with police on Sept 21 for interrogation although police boss told us that Kwara state is not ready for campaign but we told them that what we are doing is not a campaign but solidarity rally for a man we believe in Police boss kept saying Kwara is not ready for campaign and we kept telling him that it is rally not campaign You can see from what is written on my T shirt Support Peter Datti it is not vote for Peter Datti So there is no basis for the police officers to be blocking us not to hold support rally for our man he said Reacting to the development the Police Public Relations Officer PPRO SP Okasanmi Ajayi said we saw them gathered they claimed they want to march for Peter Obi of Labour Party Like we all know that it s not yet time for campaign and we have report that the time is not ripe for this type of rally in Kwara That is why the Commissioner of Police CP Paul Odama called their leaders and addressed them but they had already gathered and nothing we can do at this stage again than to guide them and ensure that there is no breakdown of law and order That is why you see a lot of policemen here I can tell you that so far they have done their talks and they have been asked to go because it s not yet a time for campaign They also said it is not a campaign but solidarity rally that is why we are preventing them from moving beyond this area Although it s their right to move but what we are saying is that the security report does not permit such movement to certain areas because we have other groups doing other things along the area they intend to march to like Post Office and Taiwo It could lead to commotion and we don t want to give chance to anything that would lead to breakdown of law and order said the PPRO NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: “Obidient” youths rally support in Kwara
    General news6 days ago

    2023: “Obidient” youths rally support in Kwara

    Some youths in llorin on Saturday embarked on a rally supporting the Peter Datti presidential ambition, after an initial hiccup with security operatives.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the group, made up mainly of youths, trooped out enmass wuth branded T-shirts and posters of the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, gathered at the Stella Obasanjo Hall, along Ajase-Ipo road in Ilorin.

    Some security agents, including officers of the Police, were also noticed in the area in large number engaging the organisers of the rally and some participants.

    After a long discussion, the youths were later allowed to march towards Offa-Garage roundabout area.

    Speaking with newsmen, Mr Aloysius Nwora, the Kwara Coordinator of the Coalition of Obi Support Groups, said the rally was in solidarity with the political aspiration of Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra.

    “We are having a health walk in solidarity for our principals, Peter Obi and Ahmed Datti.

    “The essence of this rally is to counter what is happening in social media or media generally that Obi has no structure.

    “We want to clear those saying such that Obi has a structure and we are the structure.

    “They said Labour Party has no structure; we agree with them because we are not politicians, but individuals with a passion to make a change in the country through ballot revolution.

    On the chances of in the 2023 General Elections, the coordinator said: “I am not a member of Labour Party and I can’t speak for them, but I can speak for the movement.

    “This movement has covered the whole 16 local government areas in Kwara state alone and same in other states in Nigeria.

    “Masses and youths, in particular, are our real structure and you can see it with the level of turnout today,” he said.

    On the altercation with the security operatives, he explained that the group sought approval from the police to avert possible hijack of the peaceful rally.

    “Just as we all know the country has been hijacked, we fully wrote to the security agencies to inform them about this rally, but unfortunately early this morning we got information that we should not hold the rally.

    “We insisted that this is a peaceful rally, not a political campaign and here we are, although, this can serve as a discouragement to some people that have not come here this morning.

    “But, I believe they would soon be joining us as we are marching on.

    We have put in every arrangement for this rally and regret the little delay that occurred,” he said.

    Also speaking, Mr Omoniyi Idowu, the state Coordinator for Peter Obi Youth Vanguard and Secretary for the Coalition of Peter Obi in Kwara, said “we are only here for solidarity rally because as our slogan, we are Obidiently useful.

    “We are not here to disturb the peace of the people in the state.

    “The presence of police officers in numbers is just to intimidate us because I was one of the persons that signed the letter submitted to the security agencies to intimate them about this rally today.

    “I along with others were with police on Sept. 21 for interrogation, although police boss told us that Kwara state is not ready for campaign but we told them that what we are doing is not a campaign but solidarity rally for a man we believe in.

    “Police boss kept saying Kwara is not ready for campaign and we kept telling him that it is rally not campaign.

    “You can see from what is written on my T-shirt, Support Peter Datti, it is not vote for Peter Datti.

    “So there is no basis for the police officers to be blocking us not to hold support rally for our man,” he said.

    Reacting to the development, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Okasanmi Ajayi said “we saw them gathered, they claimed they want to march for Peter Obi of Labour Party.

    “Like we all know that it’s not yet time for campaign and we have report that the time is not ripe for this type of rally in Kwara.

    “That is why the Commissioner of Police, CP Paul Odama, called their leaders and addressed them but they had already gathered and nothing we can do at this stage again than to guide them and ensure that there is no breakdown of law and order.

    “That is why you see a lot of policemen here.

    I can tell you that so far, they have done their talks and they have been asked to go, because it’s not yet a time for campaign.

    “They also said it is not a campaign but solidarity rally, that is why we are preventing them from moving beyond this area.

    “Although it’s their right to move but what we are saying is that the security report does not permit such movement to certain areas because we have other groups doing other things along the area they intend to march to, like ‘Post Office and Taiwo.

    “It could lead to commotion and we don’t want to give chance to anything that would lead to breakdown of law and order,” said the PPRO.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Enugu State Police Command says it has rescued 12 kidnap victims and foiled an attempt on some residents within one week The command s Spokesman DSP Daniel Ndukwe disclosed this in a statement issued in Enugu and made available to newsmen on Thursday Police operatives in Unity Division on Sept 21 at about 7 10p m responded to a distress call that suspected kidnappers blocked the road between Ekwegbe Agu and Neke Uno communities in Enugu East and Igbo Etiti council areas on the Enugu Opi Nsukka Highway The police operatives foiled their attempt to kidnap some road users after a gun duel Thereafter they rescued two male victims who were on the verge of being kidnapped and recovered their vehicles Ndukwe stated He also stated that at about 5 30p m on Sept 16 operatives serving at 9th Mile Police Division with assistance from Neighborhood Watch Group and Forest Guard rescued four victims in a forest at Okpatu Community in Udi council area The statement explained that the four rescued victims were said to have been kidnapped at Umulumgbe Community in the same council area at about 4p m on Sept 15 This is in addition to their rescuing six other victims in the same forest at about 4 15p m on Sept 14 the statement added It stated that the victims were reportedly kidnapped on Sept 12 at Awhum Community in Udi council area Ndukwe stated that all the rescued persons had been re united with their families He also stated that the Commissioner of Police in the state Mr Ahmed Ammani had ordered the immediate deployment of more resources to further contain emerging incidents of kidnapping in some parts of the state particularly on the Enugu Opi Nsukka Road This is to ensure the security and safety of lives and property of innocent citizens especially along major roads in the state he added According to him the state police boss has appealed to residents of the state to assist the command with prompt and credible information that will help in serving them better He stated that the command could be reached on the following emergency hotlines 08032003702 08075390883 08086671202 or Police PPRO on 08099854883 He added that information could be sent to the command via infoenugupolice gmail com He gave assurance that such vital information would be treated with utmost confidentiality and dispatch NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Enugu Police Command rescues 12 kidnap victims in 1 week
     The Enugu State Police Command says it has rescued 12 kidnap victims and foiled an attempt on some residents within one week The command s Spokesman DSP Daniel Ndukwe disclosed this in a statement issued in Enugu and made available to newsmen on Thursday Police operatives in Unity Division on Sept 21 at about 7 10p m responded to a distress call that suspected kidnappers blocked the road between Ekwegbe Agu and Neke Uno communities in Enugu East and Igbo Etiti council areas on the Enugu Opi Nsukka Highway The police operatives foiled their attempt to kidnap some road users after a gun duel Thereafter they rescued two male victims who were on the verge of being kidnapped and recovered their vehicles Ndukwe stated He also stated that at about 5 30p m on Sept 16 operatives serving at 9th Mile Police Division with assistance from Neighborhood Watch Group and Forest Guard rescued four victims in a forest at Okpatu Community in Udi council area The statement explained that the four rescued victims were said to have been kidnapped at Umulumgbe Community in the same council area at about 4p m on Sept 15 This is in addition to their rescuing six other victims in the same forest at about 4 15p m on Sept 14 the statement added It stated that the victims were reportedly kidnapped on Sept 12 at Awhum Community in Udi council area Ndukwe stated that all the rescued persons had been re united with their families He also stated that the Commissioner of Police in the state Mr Ahmed Ammani had ordered the immediate deployment of more resources to further contain emerging incidents of kidnapping in some parts of the state particularly on the Enugu Opi Nsukka Road This is to ensure the security and safety of lives and property of innocent citizens especially along major roads in the state he added According to him the state police boss has appealed to residents of the state to assist the command with prompt and credible information that will help in serving them better He stated that the command could be reached on the following emergency hotlines 08032003702 08075390883 08086671202 or Police PPRO on 08099854883 He added that information could be sent to the command via infoenugupolice gmail com He gave assurance that such vital information would be treated with utmost confidentiality and dispatch NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Enugu Police Command rescues 12 kidnap victims in 1 week
    Defence/Security1 week ago

    Enugu Police Command rescues 12 kidnap victims in 1 week

    The Enugu State Police Command says it has rescued 12 kidnap victims and foiled an attempt on some residents within one-week.

    The command’s Spokesman, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, disclosed this in a statement issued in Enugu and made available to newsmen on Thursday.

    “Police operatives in Unity Division, on Sept. 21 at about 7:10p.

    m., responded to a distress call that suspected kidnappers blocked the road between Ekwegbe-Agu and Neke-Uno communities in Enugu East and Igbo-Etiti council areas on the Enugu-Opi-Nsukka Highway.

    “The police operatives foiled their attempt to kidnap some road users after a gun duel.

    “Thereafter, they rescued two male victims, who were on the verge of being kidnapped, and recovered their vehicles,” Ndukwe stated.

    He also stated that at about 5:30p.

    m. on Sept.16, operatives serving at 9th Mile Police Division with assistance from Neighborhood Watch Group and Forest Guard rescued four victims in a forest at Okpatu Community in Udi council area.

    The statement explained that the four rescued victims were said to have been kidnapped at Umulumgbe Community in the same council area at about 4p.

    m. on Sept. 15. “This is in addition to their rescuing six other victims in the same forest at about 4:15p.

    m., on Sept. 14,” the statement added.

    It stated that the victims were reportedly kidnapped on Sept.12 at Awhum Community in Udi council area.

    Ndukwe stated that all the rescued persons had been re-united with their families.

    He also stated that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Ahmed Ammani, had ordered the immediate deployment of more resources to further contain emerging incidents of kidnapping in some parts of the state, particularly on the Enugu-Opi-Nsukka Road. “This is to ensure the security and safety of lives and property of innocent citizens, especially along major roads in the state,” he added.

    According to him, the state police boss has appealed to residents of the state to assist the command with prompt and credible information that will help in serving them better.

    He stated that the command could be reached on the following emergency hotlines: 08032003702, 08075390883, 08086671202 or Police PPRO on 08099854883. He added that information could be sent to the command via: infoenugupolice@gmail.

    com.

    He gave assurance that such vital information would be treated with utmost confidentiality and dispatch.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Police Command in Sokoto State has scheduled Sept 28 for the commencement of screening of successful applicants for the 9th Regular Course Intake of the Nigeria Police Academy Wudil Kano state This is contained in a statement issued to newsmen by the command Police Public Relations Officer PPRO DSP Sanusi Abubakar on Wednesday in Sokoto According to Abubakar the exercise is an automated screening for physical and credentials to the applicants who successfully completed their online application for the course The screening will commence on Sept 28 to Oct 1 at the Command s Headquarters by 8 00 a m daily Therefore all successful applicants should take note of basic screening requirements that include evidences of fitness and good character from government hospital and village head respectively Also they are to come alone with indigene certificate National Identity slip original and photocopy of credentials Birth certificate printout of application form and invitation slip he said The PPRO added that any applicant who failed to present the items specified would not be considered for the exercise In the same vein the Commissioner of Police in the state Mr Muhammed Gumel advised applicants to be wary of criminal elements who might want to take undue advantage of the exercise to perpetrate scam Gumel restated that the recruitment process was free without any pecuniary obligations and warned that anyone found wanting would be made to face the full wrath of the law NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Sokoto: Police begins screening of 9th Regular Course
     The Police Command in Sokoto State has scheduled Sept 28 for the commencement of screening of successful applicants for the 9th Regular Course Intake of the Nigeria Police Academy Wudil Kano state This is contained in a statement issued to newsmen by the command Police Public Relations Officer PPRO DSP Sanusi Abubakar on Wednesday in Sokoto According to Abubakar the exercise is an automated screening for physical and credentials to the applicants who successfully completed their online application for the course The screening will commence on Sept 28 to Oct 1 at the Command s Headquarters by 8 00 a m daily Therefore all successful applicants should take note of basic screening requirements that include evidences of fitness and good character from government hospital and village head respectively Also they are to come alone with indigene certificate National Identity slip original and photocopy of credentials Birth certificate printout of application form and invitation slip he said The PPRO added that any applicant who failed to present the items specified would not be considered for the exercise In the same vein the Commissioner of Police in the state Mr Muhammed Gumel advised applicants to be wary of criminal elements who might want to take undue advantage of the exercise to perpetrate scam Gumel restated that the recruitment process was free without any pecuniary obligations and warned that anyone found wanting would be made to face the full wrath of the law NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Sokoto: Police begins screening of 9th Regular Course
    Defence/Security1 week ago

    Sokoto: Police begins screening of 9th Regular Course

    The Police Command in Sokoto State has scheduled Sept. 28, for the commencement of screening of successful applicants for the 9th Regular Course Intake of the Nigeria Police Academy Wudil, Kano state.

    This is contained in a statement issued to newsmen by the command Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Sanusi Abubakar on Wednesday in Sokoto.

    According to Abubakar, the exercise is an automated screening for physical and credentials to the applicants who successfully completed their online application for the course.

    “The screening will commence on Sept. 28, to Oct. 1 at the Command’s Headquarters, by 8:00 a.

    m. daily.

    “Therefore all successful applicants should take note of basic screening requirements that include evidences of fitness and good character from government hospital and village head respectively.

    “Also they are to come alone with indigene certificate, National Identity slip, original and photocopy of credentials, Birth certificate printout of application form and invitation slip,” he said.

    The PPRO added that any applicant who failed to present the items specified would not be considered for the exercise.

    In the same vein, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Muhammed Gumel, advised applicants to be wary of criminal elements who might want to take undue advantage of the exercise to perpetrate scam.

    Gumel restated that the recruitment process was free without any pecuniary obligations and warned that anyone found wanting would be made to face the full wrath of the law.


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  •  NAN The Police Command in Niger has arrested two suspects for operating an illegal Health Science College in Bosso Local Government Area of the state DSP Wasiu Abiodun the Command s Public Relations Officer PPRO confirmed the development to newsmen on Tuesday in Minna Abiodun said the two suspects who posed as the Proprietor and Director of the illegal Excellence College of Health Sciences in Maikunkele Bosso Local Government Area were from Shiroro Local Government of Niger and Enugu State respectively The PPRO said the suspects were arrested on Sept 9 based on intelligence received by the Command s Intelligence unit The two persons were suspected for establishing and operating a fake school known as Excellence College of Health Sciences and Technology located in Maikunkele area of Bosso LGA During interrogation the suspected Proprietor confessed to have established the school in the year 2020 and commenced admission in 2021 without any authorisation or certification from appropriate government bodies He further confessed that he forged a certificate of registration to deceive members of the public to register and gain admission into the school Abiodun said He said suspect revealed that about 100 unsuspecting students had enrolled into the college after paying N78 000 each for tuition and other charges The Command s spokesperson said that the second suspect who hails from Enugu State and serving as the director was in charge of managing the illegal school with about 20 teachers He said that the suspects would be arraigned as soon as investigation is concluded NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Police arrest 2 for allegedly operating illegal college in Niger
     NAN The Police Command in Niger has arrested two suspects for operating an illegal Health Science College in Bosso Local Government Area of the state DSP Wasiu Abiodun the Command s Public Relations Officer PPRO confirmed the development to newsmen on Tuesday in Minna Abiodun said the two suspects who posed as the Proprietor and Director of the illegal Excellence College of Health Sciences in Maikunkele Bosso Local Government Area were from Shiroro Local Government of Niger and Enugu State respectively The PPRO said the suspects were arrested on Sept 9 based on intelligence received by the Command s Intelligence unit The two persons were suspected for establishing and operating a fake school known as Excellence College of Health Sciences and Technology located in Maikunkele area of Bosso LGA During interrogation the suspected Proprietor confessed to have established the school in the year 2020 and commenced admission in 2021 without any authorisation or certification from appropriate government bodies He further confessed that he forged a certificate of registration to deceive members of the public to register and gain admission into the school Abiodun said He said suspect revealed that about 100 unsuspecting students had enrolled into the college after paying N78 000 each for tuition and other charges The Command s spokesperson said that the second suspect who hails from Enugu State and serving as the director was in charge of managing the illegal school with about 20 teachers He said that the suspects would be arraigned as soon as investigation is concluded NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Police arrest 2 for allegedly operating illegal college in Niger
    Defence/Security1 week ago

    Police arrest 2 for allegedly operating illegal college in Niger

    NAN) The Police Command in Niger has arrested two suspects for operating an illegal Health Science College in Bosso Local Government Area of the state.

    DSP Wasiu Abiodun, the  Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), confirmed the development to newsmen  on Tuesday in Minna.

    Abiodun said the two suspects, who posed as the Proprietor and Director of  the illegal Excellence College of Health Sciences in  Maikunkele,  Bosso Local Government Area, were from Shiroro Local Government of Niger and Enugu State respectively.

    The PPRO said the suspects were arrested on Sept. 9, based on intelligence received by the  Command’s Intelligence unit.

    ” The two persons were suspected for establishing and operating a fake school known as Excellence College of Health Sciences and Technology, located in Maikunkele area of Bosso LGA.

    “During interrogation, the suspected Proprietor confessed to have  established the school in the year 2020 and commenced admission in 2021 without any authorisation or certification from appropriate government bodies.

    “He further confessed  that he forged a certificate of registration to deceive members of the public to register and gain admission into the school,” Abiodun said.

    He said suspect revealed that about 100 unsuspecting students had enrolled into the college after paying N78,000 each for tuition and other charges.

    The Command’s spokesperson said that the second suspect, who hails from Enugu State and serving as the director, was in charge of managing the illegal school with about 20 teachers.

    He said that the suspects would be arraigned as soon as investigation is concluded.


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  •  The Police Command in Zamfara has arrested eight people suspected of supplying ammunition military uniforms motorcycles and foodstuffs to bandits in the state Some of the areested suspects were also said to have successfully negotiated and delivered several sums as ransom from families to the kidnappers for a commission The command s Public Relations Officer PPRO SP Muhammad Shehu told newsmen on Saturday in Gusau that the suspects were arrested by the Police Tactical Squad in Gusau and Tsafe Local Government Areas Shehu said five of the suspects specialized in providing information supplying military camouflage and ammunition to the bandits Police Tactical Operatives of the command acted on intelligence information about some suspected activities of a suspect Zainu Lawali He said Lawali who claimed to be an ex soldier was arrested in possession of a locally fabricated revolver military camouflage uniform fake military I D card four cartridges and other dangerous weapons The PPRO said one of those arrested Alhassan Lawali had allegedly confessed to have supplied 14 new motorcycles to the bandits at the rate of N750 000 each Shehu added that the operatives while on surveillance patrol along Gusau KotorKoshi Mada axis intercepted a notorious bandit Umar Manaro who was terrorizing people in Mada and Kotorkoki areas of the state On spot search one AK 49 and one Lar rifle and 174 round of live ammunition were recovered in his possession he added The PPRO said that the suspects would soon be charged to court NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Police arrest 8 suspects supplying ammunition, motorcycles to bandits in Zamfara 
     The Police Command in Zamfara has arrested eight people suspected of supplying ammunition military uniforms motorcycles and foodstuffs to bandits in the state Some of the areested suspects were also said to have successfully negotiated and delivered several sums as ransom from families to the kidnappers for a commission The command s Public Relations Officer PPRO SP Muhammad Shehu told newsmen on Saturday in Gusau that the suspects were arrested by the Police Tactical Squad in Gusau and Tsafe Local Government Areas Shehu said five of the suspects specialized in providing information supplying military camouflage and ammunition to the bandits Police Tactical Operatives of the command acted on intelligence information about some suspected activities of a suspect Zainu Lawali He said Lawali who claimed to be an ex soldier was arrested in possession of a locally fabricated revolver military camouflage uniform fake military I D card four cartridges and other dangerous weapons The PPRO said one of those arrested Alhassan Lawali had allegedly confessed to have supplied 14 new motorcycles to the bandits at the rate of N750 000 each Shehu added that the operatives while on surveillance patrol along Gusau KotorKoshi Mada axis intercepted a notorious bandit Umar Manaro who was terrorizing people in Mada and Kotorkoki areas of the state On spot search one AK 49 and one Lar rifle and 174 round of live ammunition were recovered in his possession he added The PPRO said that the suspects would soon be charged to court NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Police arrest 8 suspects supplying ammunition, motorcycles to bandits in Zamfara 
    Defence/Security2 weeks ago

    Police arrest 8 suspects supplying ammunition, motorcycles to bandits in Zamfara 

    The Police Command in Zamfara, has arrested eight people suspected of supplying ammunition, military uniforms, motorcycles and foodstuffs to bandits in the state.

    Some of the areested suspects were also said to have successfully negotiated and delivered several sums as ransom from families to the kidnappers for a commission.

    The command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Muhammad Shehu, told newsmen on Saturday in Gusau that the suspects were arrested by the Police Tactical Squad in Gusau and Tsafe Local Government Areas.

    Shehu said five of the suspects specialized in providing information, supplying military camouflage and ammunition to the bandits.

    “Police Tactical Operatives of the command acted on intelligence information about some suspected activities of a suspect, Zainu Lawali.

    He said Lawali, who claimed to be an ex-soldier, was arrested in possession of a locally fabricated revolver, military camouflage uniform, fake military I.

    D card, four cartridges and other dangerous weapons.

    The PPRO said one of those arrested, Alhassan Lawali, had allegedly confessed to have supplied 14 new motorcycles to the bandits at the rate of N750,000 each.

    Shehu added that the operatives while on surveillance patrol along Gusau-KotorKoshi-Mada axis, intercepted a notorious bandit, Umar Manaro, who was terrorizing people in Mada and Kotorkoki areas of the state.

    “On spot search, one AK-49 and one Lar rifle and 174 round of live ammunition were recovered in his possession,” he added.

    The PPRO said that the suspects would soon be charged to court.


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  •  The Police Command in Kaduna State says it s operatives have rescued two female kidnapped victims and recovered a motorcycle in Galadimawa district of Giwa Local Government Area of the state The Command Police Public Relations Officer DSP Mohammed Jalige confirmed the development in a statement issued on Thursday in Kaduna Jalige said that the victims were rescued on Sept 3 at about 16 40hrs by operatives of the command s Operation Whirl Punch He said that the personnel were on crime prevention patrol and surveillance along Shillalai road Galadimawa district where they intercepted a gang of bandits bearing sophisticated weapons The bandits succumbed to the superior tactical fire power of the Police and fled in disarray into the forest with varying degrees of bullet wounds Upon further push into the forest the operatives rescued two female kidnapped victims forced to be abandoned by their fleeing abductors An unregistered operational Honda motorcycle belonging to the kidnappers was equally recovered he said The PPRO gave the identities of the rescued victims as Halima Rabiu 16 and Suwaiba Nura 27 who were kidnapped from Dindibis Gangara in Galadimawa district He added that the kidnaped victims were medically evaluated and handed over to their respective families Jalige said the Commissioner of Police Mr Yekini Ayoku has commended the personnel and assured the public of the command s commitment to sustain ongoing operation against criminals He added that the police command was committed to restoring public order and sanity in all nooks and crannies of the state To do this the police hereby solicit for continuous support from all and sundry in that direction Ayoku was quoted as saying NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Police rescue 2 female kidnap victims, recover motorcycle in Kaduna
     The Police Command in Kaduna State says it s operatives have rescued two female kidnapped victims and recovered a motorcycle in Galadimawa district of Giwa Local Government Area of the state The Command Police Public Relations Officer DSP Mohammed Jalige confirmed the development in a statement issued on Thursday in Kaduna Jalige said that the victims were rescued on Sept 3 at about 16 40hrs by operatives of the command s Operation Whirl Punch He said that the personnel were on crime prevention patrol and surveillance along Shillalai road Galadimawa district where they intercepted a gang of bandits bearing sophisticated weapons The bandits succumbed to the superior tactical fire power of the Police and fled in disarray into the forest with varying degrees of bullet wounds Upon further push into the forest the operatives rescued two female kidnapped victims forced to be abandoned by their fleeing abductors An unregistered operational Honda motorcycle belonging to the kidnappers was equally recovered he said The PPRO gave the identities of the rescued victims as Halima Rabiu 16 and Suwaiba Nura 27 who were kidnapped from Dindibis Gangara in Galadimawa district He added that the kidnaped victims were medically evaluated and handed over to their respective families Jalige said the Commissioner of Police Mr Yekini Ayoku has commended the personnel and assured the public of the command s commitment to sustain ongoing operation against criminals He added that the police command was committed to restoring public order and sanity in all nooks and crannies of the state To do this the police hereby solicit for continuous support from all and sundry in that direction Ayoku was quoted as saying NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Police rescue 2 female kidnap victims, recover motorcycle in Kaduna
    Defence/Security2 weeks ago

    Police rescue 2 female kidnap victims, recover motorcycle in Kaduna

    The Police Command in Kaduna State, says it’s operatives have rescued two female kidnapped victims and recovered a motorcycle in Galadimawa district of Giwa Local Government Area of the state.

    The Command Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Mohammed Jalige, confirmed the development in a statement issued on Thursday in Kaduna.

    Jalige said that the victims were rescued on Sept. 3, at about 16:40hrs by operatives of the command’s Operation Whirl Punch.

    He said that the personnel were on crime prevention patrol and surveillance along Shillalai road, Galadimawa district, where they intercepted a gang of bandits bearing sophisticated weapons.

    “The bandits succumbed to the superior tactical fire power of the Police and fled in disarray into the forest with varying degrees of bullet wounds.

    “Upon further push into the forest, the operatives rescued two  female kidnapped victims forced to be abandoned by their fleeing abductors.

    “An unregistered operational Honda motorcycle belonging to the kidnappers was equally recovered,” he said.

    The PPRO gave the identities of the rescued victims as Halima Rabiu, 16, and Suwaiba Nura, 27, who were kidnapped from Dindibis Gangara in Galadimawa district.

    He added that the kidnaped victims were medically evaluated and handed over to their respective families.

    Jalige said the Commissioner of Police, Mr  Yekini Ayoku, has commended the personnel and assured the public of the command ‘s commitment to sustain ongoing operation against criminals.

    He added that the police command was committed to restoring public order and sanity in all nooks and crannies of the state.

    “To do this, the police hereby solicit for continuous support from all and sundry in that direction,” Ayoku was quoted as saying.

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  •  The Kwara Police Command has rescued a woman and her son who were kidnapped after an intensive search and rescue operation by the command s tactical teams supported by vigilante and hunters The Police Public Relations Officer PPRO in the state SP Okasanmi Ajayion disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Ilorin On Sept 13 at about 11 20 p m a kidnap occurred in Shao where one Afusat Lawal and her son Taofeek Lawal were abducted and carried away he stated Ajayi said that the kidnappers were accosted in the bush while sharing the ransom collected from the family of the victims The PPRO said that the kidnappers opened fire on the operatives immediately they were sighted He said that during exchange of fire two of the kidnappers suffered gunshot injuries and were arrested and taken to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital where they were confirmed dead Consequently their corpses were deposited in the hospital mortuary for autopsy he said He said that exhibits recovered from the kidnappers were one Honda Accord Saloon Car with registration number LAGOS GJ 52 LSR one single barrel gun and an unspecified amount of money He however said that effort had been intensified to get other fleeing members of the gang arrested for prosecution Ajayi confirmed that the rescued victims had reunited with their family after being certified medically stable www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Police rescue kidnapped mother, son in Kwara
     The Kwara Police Command has rescued a woman and her son who were kidnapped after an intensive search and rescue operation by the command s tactical teams supported by vigilante and hunters The Police Public Relations Officer PPRO in the state SP Okasanmi Ajayion disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Ilorin On Sept 13 at about 11 20 p m a kidnap occurred in Shao where one Afusat Lawal and her son Taofeek Lawal were abducted and carried away he stated Ajayi said that the kidnappers were accosted in the bush while sharing the ransom collected from the family of the victims The PPRO said that the kidnappers opened fire on the operatives immediately they were sighted He said that during exchange of fire two of the kidnappers suffered gunshot injuries and were arrested and taken to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital where they were confirmed dead Consequently their corpses were deposited in the hospital mortuary for autopsy he said He said that exhibits recovered from the kidnappers were one Honda Accord Saloon Car with registration number LAGOS GJ 52 LSR one single barrel gun and an unspecified amount of money He however said that effort had been intensified to get other fleeing members of the gang arrested for prosecution Ajayi confirmed that the rescued victims had reunited with their family after being certified medically stable www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Police rescue kidnapped mother, son in Kwara
    Defence/Security2 weeks ago

    Police rescue kidnapped mother, son in Kwara

    The Kwara Police Command has rescued a woman and her son who were kidnapped, after an intensive search and rescue operation by the command’s tactical teams, supported by vigilante and hunters.

    The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, SP Okasanmi Ajayion disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Ilorin.

    “On Sept. 13, at about 11:20 p.

    m., a kidnap occurred in Shao, where one Afusat Lawal and her son, Taofeek Lawal were abducted and carried away,” he stated.

    Ajayi said that the kidnappers were accosted in the bush while sharing the ransom collected from the family of the victims.

    The PPRO said that the kidnappers opened fire on the operatives immediately they were sighted.

    He said that during exchange of fire, two of the kidnappers suffered gunshot injuries and were arrested and taken to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, where they were confirmed dead.

    “Consequently, their corpses were deposited in the hospital mortuary for autopsy,” he said.

    He said that exhibits recovered from the kidnappers were one Honda Accord Saloon Car with registration number, LAGOS GJ 52 LSR, one single barrel gun and an unspecified amount of money.

    He however said that effort had been intensified to get other fleeing members of the gang arrested for prosecution.

    Ajayi confirmed that the rescued victims had reunited with their family after being certified medically stable.

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  •  The Police Command in Ogun on Monday confirmed the arrested of six suspected cultists who allegedly attempted to kill a traditional ruler at Oja Odan area of Ilaro in Ogun State The Police Spokesperson in State SP Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed this in a statement in Ota Ogun Oyeyemi explained that the suspected cultists were arrested on Saturday while attempting to kill a traditional ruler in his palace Oyeyemi gave the names of the suspects as Michael Ayodele Monday Samuel Ademola Matthew Hammed Jelili Ogundele Ojeh and Sunkanmi Fadina They were arrested following a distress call received at Oja odan Divisional Headquarters from the Oba of Gbokoto land Oba G O Olukunle at about 4 25 p m that some cultists were about to kill him in his palace Upon the distress call the Dvisional Police Officer DPO Oja Odan Division quickly mobilised his men and moved to the palace where they met the hoodlums shooting sporadically The policemen engaged them in shootout and eventually subdued the cultists and got six amongst them arrested During the interrogation the suspects confessed being members of the dreaded Eiye Confraternity In addition they also informed the police that it was the son of the Oba who is now at large that invited them to eliminate his father because of an unresolved issue the Oba had been having with his mother he said The PPRO said that one locally made Double Barrell pistol two live cartridges and one expenpended cartridge were recovered from the suspects He added that the son of the Oba who had taken to flight was said to have escaped with another gun belonging to the group Meanwhile the Commissioner of Police Lanre Bankole ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation with the view to charge them to court on conclusion of the investigation The CP also ordered a massive manhunt for the fleeing son of the Oba to bring him to justice NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Police arrest 6 suspected cultists for attempted murder of traditional ruler in Ogun
     The Police Command in Ogun on Monday confirmed the arrested of six suspected cultists who allegedly attempted to kill a traditional ruler at Oja Odan area of Ilaro in Ogun State The Police Spokesperson in State SP Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed this in a statement in Ota Ogun Oyeyemi explained that the suspected cultists were arrested on Saturday while attempting to kill a traditional ruler in his palace Oyeyemi gave the names of the suspects as Michael Ayodele Monday Samuel Ademola Matthew Hammed Jelili Ogundele Ojeh and Sunkanmi Fadina They were arrested following a distress call received at Oja odan Divisional Headquarters from the Oba of Gbokoto land Oba G O Olukunle at about 4 25 p m that some cultists were about to kill him in his palace Upon the distress call the Dvisional Police Officer DPO Oja Odan Division quickly mobilised his men and moved to the palace where they met the hoodlums shooting sporadically The policemen engaged them in shootout and eventually subdued the cultists and got six amongst them arrested During the interrogation the suspects confessed being members of the dreaded Eiye Confraternity In addition they also informed the police that it was the son of the Oba who is now at large that invited them to eliminate his father because of an unresolved issue the Oba had been having with his mother he said The PPRO said that one locally made Double Barrell pistol two live cartridges and one expenpended cartridge were recovered from the suspects He added that the son of the Oba who had taken to flight was said to have escaped with another gun belonging to the group Meanwhile the Commissioner of Police Lanre Bankole ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation with the view to charge them to court on conclusion of the investigation The CP also ordered a massive manhunt for the fleeing son of the Oba to bring him to justice NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Police arrest 6 suspected cultists for attempted murder of traditional ruler in Ogun
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    Police arrest 6 suspected cultists for attempted murder of traditional ruler in Ogun

    The Police Command in Ogun on Monday confirmed the arrested of six suspected cultists who allegedly attempted to kill a traditional ruler at Oja- Odan area of Ilaro in Ogun State.

    The Police  Spokesperson in State, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed this in a statement in Ota, Ogun.Oyeyemi explained that the suspected cultists were arrested on Saturday, while attempting to kill a traditional ruler in his palace.

    Oyeyemi gave the names of the suspects as Michael Ayodele, Monday Samuel, Ademola Matthew, Hammed Jelili, Ogundele Ojeh and Sunkanmi Fadina.

    “They were arrested following a distress call received at Oja odan Divisional Headquarters from the Oba of Gbokoto land, Oba G.

    O Olukunle, at about 4 25 p.

    m. that some cultists were about to kill him in his palace.

    “Upon the distress call, the Dvisional Police Officer(DPO), Oja- Odan Division, quickly mobilised his men and moved to the palace,  where they met the hoodlums shooting sporadically.

    “The policemen engaged them in shootout and eventually subdued the cultists and got six amongst them arrested.

    “During the interrogation, the suspects confessed being members of the dreaded Eiye Confraternity.

    “In addition, they also informed the police that it was the son of the Oba who is now at large, that invited them to eliminate his father because of an unresolved issue the Oba had been having with his mother,” he said.

    The PPRO said that one locally made Double Barrell pistol, two live cartridges and one expenpended cartridge were recovered from the suspects. 

    He added that the son of the Oba, who had taken to flight, was said to have escaped with another gun belonging to the group.

    Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation with the view to charge them to court on conclusion of the investigation.

    The CP also ordered a massive manhunt for the fleeing son of the Oba, to bring him to justice.


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