The Lagos State Police Command said that four murder cases were reported and recorded in the state in the last seven days.
The Police Public Relations Officers (PPRO) in Lagos, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident to journalists on Saturday.
Hundeyin said that four persons were arrested in connection with the cases.
He said one of the cases happened at the Elemoro area on Oct. 8, involving a 28-year-old Patrick Kelvin, a member of the legion, who allegedly stabbed an unknown man to death.
Hundeyin said that the suspect was a security guard at a filling station located at Gulf bus stop, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos.
He said that the incident happened during an altercation between the suspect and the deceased over alleged damaged station’s fuel iron guard by the deceased.
Hundeyin said that detectives from the Elemoro division visited the scene and photographed the incident.
He said the corpse of the victim had been evacuated to Epe General Hospital mortuary for autopsy.
He said that the suspect had been detained while investigation is ongoing.
The PPRO said another murder case was recorded on Oct.10 at the Ajah area involving a 35-year-old Isaac Akpan, who allegedly stabbed his neighbour, one Godwin Otto, to death during a fight.
Hundeyin said a group of people brought the suspect to the Ajah Police division to make the report.
He said the scene was visited by detectives from Ajah who removed the corpse to the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) Mortuary at Yaba for autopsy, while investigation is ongoing.
The spokesman, however, commended the people that brought the suspect to the police without taking law into their hands.
Hundeyin said on Oct. 9, the Isokoko Police division got a report at about 5.30 p.
m. from a woman, who claimed that her five year old son was missing since Oct. 8. He said that while the woman was making her complaint, an angry mob pursued one Elikana Lawrence to the station with intent to lynch him.
The PPRO said that the suspect was alleged to have killed a minor in his room at Isokoko area.
“The suspect was rescued by the men on duty and detained based on the report.
A team of detectives visited and photographed the scene.
“The corpse of the missing boy was found in a canal with the throat lacerated.
The suspect confessed to the act.
“The corpse has been evacuated and deposited at IDH Moutuary Yaba for autopsy,” he said.
The spokesman said that the last murder case was recieved by the Divisional Police Officer at Ikoyi on Tuesday at about 11.00 a.
m. He said that someone brought a 25-year-old Desmond Gyudu, a security guard with a private security company attached to a house in Ikoyi.
Hundeyin said that the report revealed that on Oct. 10, at about 11.30 p.
m., the said suspect allegedly punched one Hakeem Nuhu, 26-year-old motor boy of a water truck on his face during an altercation.
He said that as a result, the victim became unconscious and was rushed to police hospital, Falomo, where he later died on Oct. 11 at about 7.30 a.
m. “Based on the report, a team of detectives visited the scene.
Corpse also inspected and photographed at the hospital.
“The corpse evacuated and deposited at the Federal Medical Centre morgue Ebute-Metta for autopsy.
“Meanwhile, the suspect has been taken into custody and investigation is in progress,” he said.
The Police Command in Kaduna State, on Thursday said operatives neutralized two suspected bandits in Kidandan, Giwa local government area.
The command said that the operatives rescued one kidnapped victim and recovered an AK49 rifle loaded with 24 live ammunition during the operation.
This is contained in a statement issued by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Mohammed Jalige, in Kaduna.
Jalige said the Command, acting in line with the operational direction of the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba:, “has recorded another tactical milestone in its relentless onslaught against criminal elements in the state.
“The Command at about 0800hours of Oct 12, received an information that some heavily armed bandits in large numbers were sighted around Idasso area of Kidandan in Galadimawa District of Giwa LGA on a mission to commit atrocity against law-abiding citizens.
“Upon receipt of the information, the command immediately mobilized a nearby crack squad to advance to the location in a bid to thwart their nefarious mission.
“The resilient officers on getting to the area engaged the bandits in a fierce gun battle and successfully neutralized two bandits while others escaped with varying degrees of bullet wounds,” Jalige said.
He explained that immediate search of the vicinity led to the recovery of an AK49 rifle loaded with 24 rounds of live ammunition and one bandits’ operational motorcycle.
“A kidnapped victim, aged 65 years, was equally rescued unhurt,” he said.
The PPRO added that operatives were combing the general area with the view to apprehending the fleeing marauders.
Jalige said the Commissioner of Police, appreciated the officers and men of the command and urged them to continue with the effort to restore public order in the state.
He equally charged them to continue to work in close synergy with other security agencies and build on the trust of the general public in actualizing their mandate to secure the public space.
“Members of the public in the area have been enjoined to report anyone found with bullet injuries to the nearest security formation, “Jalige said .
An unidentified footballer has slumped and died while playing at the Green Field Football Ground,in Lekki area of Lagos State.
SP Benjamin Hundeyin ,Police Public Relations Officer(PPRO) of the state command ,confirmed the incident in his verified Twitter handle on Monday ,the News Agency of Nigeriareports.
Hundeyin said that officers from Maroko police division brought in the information on Friday.
He added that the 31-year old relatively unknown footballer died at about 6.30 p.
m. on Friday .
The PPRO said that he was rushed to Ever Care Hospital, Lekki ,for treatment where he was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.
“Based on the report, a team of detectives visited the football scene and the hospital where the corpse was inspected and photographs taken.
“The corpse has been deposited at a public morgue for autopsy.
Meanwhile, investigation is in progress,” he said.
Hundeyin, however, advised members of the public, particularly sports persons ,not to push their limits.
He advised that when tired, they should take a rest.
“Above all, do regular medical check-up.
Like we say on the street, ‘Life has no duplicate’,” he said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
He gave assurance that such vital information would be treated with utmost confidentiality and dispatch.
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.
“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.
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.
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.