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  •  An Upper Area Court in Makurdi on Thursday ordered that a 45 year old man James Beetse for alleged attempt to sale his daughter for N20million The police charged Beetse alongside his friend Dooyum Agisha with criminal conspiracy abduction and child trafficking in Benue Magistrate Dooshima Ikpambese did not take the plea of Beetse and Agisha for want in jurisdiction She ordered that they should be remanded the Federal Maximum Correctional Centre Makurdi and adjourned the case until Dec 1 Earlier the Prosecution Counsel Insp Veronica Shaagee told the court that the suspects were arrested and brought to the State Criminal Investigation Department SCID Makurdi on Sept 27 following a tip off Shaagee said they were arrested while bargaining to sale a four year old girl for N20million She said during Police investigation Beetse and Agisha were arrested for committing the crime while the buyer one Terna is at large The prosecutor said the offence contravenes the provisions of Sections 97 of the Penal Code Law of Benue 2004 3 2 of the Abduction Hostage Taking Kidnapping Secret Cult and Similar Activities Prohibition Law of Benue State 2017 and Section 19 1 of the Trafficking in Persons Prohibition Law Enforcement and Prohibition Act 2006 www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Court remands man, friend for alleged attempt to sale daughter for N20m
     An Upper Area Court in Makurdi on Thursday ordered that a 45 year old man James Beetse for alleged attempt to sale his daughter for N20million The police charged Beetse alongside his friend Dooyum Agisha with criminal conspiracy abduction and child trafficking in Benue Magistrate Dooshima Ikpambese did not take the plea of Beetse and Agisha for want in jurisdiction She ordered that they should be remanded the Federal Maximum Correctional Centre Makurdi and adjourned the case until Dec 1 Earlier the Prosecution Counsel Insp Veronica Shaagee told the court that the suspects were arrested and brought to the State Criminal Investigation Department SCID Makurdi on Sept 27 following a tip off Shaagee said they were arrested while bargaining to sale a four year old girl for N20million She said during Police investigation Beetse and Agisha were arrested for committing the crime while the buyer one Terna is at large The prosecutor said the offence contravenes the provisions of Sections 97 of the Penal Code Law of Benue 2004 3 2 of the Abduction Hostage Taking Kidnapping Secret Cult and Similar Activities Prohibition Law of Benue State 2017 and Section 19 1 of the Trafficking in Persons Prohibition Law Enforcement and Prohibition Act 2006 www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Court remands man, friend for alleged attempt to sale daughter for N20m
    General news3 days ago

    Court remands man, friend for alleged attempt to sale daughter for N20m

    An Upper Area Court in Makurdi on Thursday ordered that a 45-year-old man, James Beetse for  alleged attempt to sale his daughter for N20million.

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    The police charged Beetse alongside his friend, Dooyum Agisha with criminal conspiracy, abduction and child trafficking in Benue.

    Magistrate Dooshima Ikpambese did not take the plea of Beetse  and Agisha for want in jurisdiction.

    She ordered that they should be remanded the Federal Maximum Correctional Centre Makurdi and adjourned the case until Dec. 1. Earlier, the Prosecution  Counsel, Insp Veronica Shaagee told the court that the suspects were arrested and brought to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Makurdi on Sept.  27 following a tip off.

    Shaagee said they were arrested while bargaining to sale a four-year-old girl for N20million. 

    She said during Police investigation, Beetse and Agisha were arrested for committing the crime while the buyer one ”Terna” is at large.

    The prosecutor said the  offence contravenes the provisions of Sections 97 of the Penal Code Law of Benue 2004, 3 (2) of the Abduction Hostage Taking, Kidnapping, Secret Cult and Similar Activities Prohibition Law of Benue State, 2017 and Section 19 (1) of the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Law Enforcement and Prohibition Act 2006. www.

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  •  The Police Command in Oyo State says the State Criminal Investigation Department CID is handling the investigation of the decomposing body of a landlord found in his bedroom at Awotan Apete area of Ibadan It would be recalled that skeleton of the landlord later identified as Aderemi Abiola was discovered in his bedroom by some residents of Awotan Community after long period of searching for him The decayed body of the deceased was found glued to his beddings lying upward The News Agency of Nigeria gathered from the residents of the community that the deceased was last seen four years ago It also gathered that the late Abiola used to come to Ibadan occasionally from Abuja and does not relate with the neighbours Commenting the Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State SP Adewale Osifeso said that the state Commissioner of Police Adebowale William has deployed a team of crime and forensic detectives to the resident of the deceased Osifeso said that the Commissioner of Police has also directed the immediate transfer of the case to the command s apex investigation body the State Criminal Investigation Department SCID to ascertain the cause of his death He said that the scene of the incident had since been cordoned in the interest of public health and safety to enable the detective to carry out comprehensive investigation aimed at identifying the possible cause of the death Osifeso said that the command became aware of the incident when representatives from the Landlord Association of Idi Orogbo Adeosun Life Forte Area Awotan Apete in Ibadan reported the case to the command He said that preliminary findings from residents of the community and the deceased driver s licence found in his wallet revealed identity of the deceased as Aderemi Abiola The police spokesperson said that the investigation revealed that the deceased was last seen around 2018 four years ago which was corroborated by his family members According to Osifeso the Commissioner of Police called on well meaning members of the public for assistance regarding the provision of useful information about the incident He said that case would be actively monitored assuring the public that detailed updates would be provided accordingly It would be recalled that the people of Awotan community became aware of the incident while clearing the bushy compound of the deceased after seeking permission from the police to break into the house to clear it It was the labourers employed to clear the compound who noticed that window of one of rooms was opened and they decided to peep into it only to discover a totally decomposed body of the deceased NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Oyo CID takes over investigation of landlord’s decomposing body in Awotan- Police
     The Police Command in Oyo State says the State Criminal Investigation Department CID is handling the investigation of the decomposing body of a landlord found in his bedroom at Awotan Apete area of Ibadan It would be recalled that skeleton of the landlord later identified as Aderemi Abiola was discovered in his bedroom by some residents of Awotan Community after long period of searching for him The decayed body of the deceased was found glued to his beddings lying upward The News Agency of Nigeria gathered from the residents of the community that the deceased was last seen four years ago It also gathered that the late Abiola used to come to Ibadan occasionally from Abuja and does not relate with the neighbours Commenting the Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State SP Adewale Osifeso said that the state Commissioner of Police Adebowale William has deployed a team of crime and forensic detectives to the resident of the deceased Osifeso said that the Commissioner of Police has also directed the immediate transfer of the case to the command s apex investigation body the State Criminal Investigation Department SCID to ascertain the cause of his death He said that the scene of the incident had since been cordoned in the interest of public health and safety to enable the detective to carry out comprehensive investigation aimed at identifying the possible cause of the death Osifeso said that the command became aware of the incident when representatives from the Landlord Association of Idi Orogbo Adeosun Life Forte Area Awotan Apete in Ibadan reported the case to the command He said that preliminary findings from residents of the community and the deceased driver s licence found in his wallet revealed identity of the deceased as Aderemi Abiola The police spokesperson said that the investigation revealed that the deceased was last seen around 2018 four years ago which was corroborated by his family members According to Osifeso the Commissioner of Police called on well meaning members of the public for assistance regarding the provision of useful information about the incident He said that case would be actively monitored assuring the public that detailed updates would be provided accordingly It would be recalled that the people of Awotan community became aware of the incident while clearing the bushy compound of the deceased after seeking permission from the police to break into the house to clear it It was the labourers employed to clear the compound who noticed that window of one of rooms was opened and they decided to peep into it only to discover a totally decomposed body of the deceased NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Oyo CID takes over investigation of landlord’s decomposing body in Awotan- Police
    Defence/Security3 weeks ago

    Oyo CID takes over investigation of landlord’s decomposing body in Awotan- Police

    The Police Command in Oyo State says the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is handling the investigation of the decomposing body of a landlord found in his bedroom at Awotan, Apete area of Ibadan.

    It would be recalled that skeleton of the landlord later identified as Aderemi Abiola was discovered in his bedroom by some residents of Awotan Community after long period of searching for him.

    The decayed body of the deceased was found glued to his beddings lying upward.

    The News Agency of Nigeria gathered from the residents of the community that the deceased was last seen four years ago.

    It also gathered that the late Abiola used to come to Ibadan occasionally from Abuja and does not relate with the neighbours.

    Commenting, the Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State, SP Adewale Osifeso, said that the state Commissioner of Police, Adebowale William, has deployed a team of crime and forensic detectives to the resident of the deceased.

    Osifeso said that the Commissioner of Police has also directed the immediate transfer of the case to the command’s apex investigation body, the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), to ascertain the cause of his death.

    He said that the scene of the incident had since been cordoned in the interest of public health and safety to enable the detective to carry out comprehensive investigation aimed at identifying the possible cause of the death.

    Osifeso said that the command became aware of the incident when representatives from the Landlord Association of Idi-Orogbo, Adeosun, Life Forte Area, Awotan, Apete in Ibadan reported the case to the command.

    He said that preliminary findings from residents of the community and the deceased driver’s licence found in his wallet revealed identity of the deceased as Aderemi Abiola.

    The police spokesperson said that the investigation revealed that the deceased was last seen around 2018, four years ago, which was corroborated by his family members.

    According to Osifeso, the Commissioner of Police called on well-meaning members of the public for assistance regarding the provision of useful information about the incident.

    He said that case would be actively monitored, assuring the public that detailed updates would be provided accordingly.

    It would be recalled that the people of Awotan community became aware of the incident while clearing the bushy compound of the deceased, after seeking permission from the police to break into the house to clear it.

    It was the labourers employed to clear the compound who noticed that window of one of rooms was opened and they decided to peep into it, only to discover a totally decomposed body of the deceased.


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  •  The Police Command in Lagos State has arrested five suspected telecommunication cable thieves in the Ikoyi area of the state The command s spokesperson SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the arrest in a statement on Thursday He identified the arrested suspects as Yekini Mohammed 52 Mohammed Abdullahi 37 Tukur Mukaila 42 Abdulrazaq Abdulrahmon 25 and Danladi Nura 45 Hundeyin said the suspects were arrested on Wednesday by officials of the Rapid Response Squad RRS on patrol The suspects were arrested at about 2 30 a m on Sept 8 at Oyinkan Abayomi off Alexander Road Ikoyi with a white Volkswagen T4 bus with the registration number KTU 357 YF They had dug up a 20 metre long telecommunication cable which they were about to move into the white bus Also found in their possession were two diggers and two shovels On interrogation the driver explained that he was invited to pick up scrap materials at different areas in Victoria Island and Ikoyi for delivery at Lakulaku Obalende where they sell them off the image maker stated He said the State Commissioner of Police Mr Abiodun Alabi directed that the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department SCID Panti for further investigation and prosecution NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Police arrest 5 for alleged telecommunication cable theft in Lagos
     The Police Command in Lagos State has arrested five suspected telecommunication cable thieves in the Ikoyi area of the state The command s spokesperson SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the arrest in a statement on Thursday He identified the arrested suspects as Yekini Mohammed 52 Mohammed Abdullahi 37 Tukur Mukaila 42 Abdulrazaq Abdulrahmon 25 and Danladi Nura 45 Hundeyin said the suspects were arrested on Wednesday by officials of the Rapid Response Squad RRS on patrol The suspects were arrested at about 2 30 a m on Sept 8 at Oyinkan Abayomi off Alexander Road Ikoyi with a white Volkswagen T4 bus with the registration number KTU 357 YF They had dug up a 20 metre long telecommunication cable which they were about to move into the white bus Also found in their possession were two diggers and two shovels On interrogation the driver explained that he was invited to pick up scrap materials at different areas in Victoria Island and Ikoyi for delivery at Lakulaku Obalende where they sell them off the image maker stated He said the State Commissioner of Police Mr Abiodun Alabi directed that the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department SCID Panti for further investigation and prosecution NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Police arrest 5 for alleged telecommunication cable theft in Lagos
    Defence/Security3 weeks ago

    Police arrest 5 for alleged telecommunication cable theft in Lagos

    The Police Command in Lagos State has arrested five suspected telecommunication cable thieves in the Ikoyi area of the state.

    The command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest in a statement on Thursday.

    He identified the arrested suspects as Yekini Mohammed, 52; Mohammed Abdullahi, 37; Tukur Mukaila, 42; Abdulrazaq Abdulrahmon, 25; and Danladi Nura, 45. Hundeyin said the suspects were arrested on Wednesday by officials of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) on patrol.

    “The suspects were arrested at about 2:30 a.

    m on Sept 8, at Oyinkan Abayomi, off Alexander Road, Ikoyi, with a white Volkswagen T4 bus with the registration number, KTU 357 YF.

    “They had dug up a 20-metre long telecommunication cable which they were about to move into the white bus.

    “Also found in their possession were two diggers and two shovels.

    ” “On interrogation, the driver explained that he was invited to pick up scrap materials at different areas in Victoria Island and Ikoyi for delivery at Lakulaku, Obalende, where they sell them off,” the image maker stated.

    He said the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Abiodun Alabi, directed that the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti for further investigation and prosecution.


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  •  The Police Command in Lagos State has arrested a 21 year old man Temple Samuel for allegedly stealing and selling his boss Lexus ES 330 car in Ogba area of the state The spokesperson for the Command SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the arrest in a statement he issued on Wednesday in Lagos He said that operatives of the Lagos Rapid Response Squad RRS arrested the suspect alongside his three accomplices Samuel was arrested in the Ogba area of the state with three others Benjamin Bassey 32 Chukwuemeka Okorie 29 and Joshua Agboche 37 who had conspired with him to sell the car Investigation revealed that the suspect who works in his boss car wash in Egbeda drove the car containing his boss iPhone X and iPhone 13 to Bassey s house in Ikeja in the middle of the night He equally fraudulently transferred N75 000 from his boss account he stated The police image maker said that Samuel sold the car with a view to using its proceeds to fund his relocation abroad The suspect had perfected plans to use the proceeds of the sales of the car and other valuables he stole to process his traveling out of the country he said Hundeyin said that the Commissioner of Police CP Abiodun Alabi had directed that the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department SCID Panti for further investigations and subsequent prosecution NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Police arrest man, 21, for stealing boss’ car to fund relocation abroad
     The Police Command in Lagos State has arrested a 21 year old man Temple Samuel for allegedly stealing and selling his boss Lexus ES 330 car in Ogba area of the state The spokesperson for the Command SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the arrest in a statement he issued on Wednesday in Lagos He said that operatives of the Lagos Rapid Response Squad RRS arrested the suspect alongside his three accomplices Samuel was arrested in the Ogba area of the state with three others Benjamin Bassey 32 Chukwuemeka Okorie 29 and Joshua Agboche 37 who had conspired with him to sell the car Investigation revealed that the suspect who works in his boss car wash in Egbeda drove the car containing his boss iPhone X and iPhone 13 to Bassey s house in Ikeja in the middle of the night He equally fraudulently transferred N75 000 from his boss account he stated The police image maker said that Samuel sold the car with a view to using its proceeds to fund his relocation abroad The suspect had perfected plans to use the proceeds of the sales of the car and other valuables he stole to process his traveling out of the country he said Hundeyin said that the Commissioner of Police CP Abiodun Alabi had directed that the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department SCID Panti for further investigations and subsequent prosecution NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Police arrest man, 21, for stealing boss’ car to fund relocation abroad
    Defence/Security1 month ago

    Police arrest man, 21, for stealing boss’ car to fund relocation abroad

    The Police Command in Lagos State has arrested a 21-year-old man, Temple Samuel, for allegedly stealing and selling his boss’ Lexus ES 330 car in Ogba area of the state.

    The spokesperson for the Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest in a statement he issued on Wednesday in Lagos.

    He said that operatives of the Lagos Rapid Response Squad (RRS) arrested the suspect alongside his three accomplices.

    “Samuel was arrested in the Ogba area of the state with three others:  Benjamin Bassey, 32; Chukwuemeka Okorie, 29; and Joshua Agboche, 37, who had conspired with him to sell the car.

    “Investigation revealed that the suspect who works in his boss’ car wash in Egbeda drove the car containing  his boss’ iPhone X and iPhone 13 to Bassey’s house in Ikeja in the middle of the night.

    “He equally fraudulently transferred N75,000 from his boss’ account.

    ” he stated.

    The police image-maker said that Samuel sold the car  with a view to using its proceeds to fund his relocation abroad.

    “The suspect had perfected plans to use the proceeds of the sales of the car and other valuables he stole to process his traveling out of the country.

    ”he said.

    Hundeyin said that the Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, had directed that the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID),Panti,  for further investigations and subsequent  prosecution.


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  •  The Police Command in Kebb has arrested an estranged wife suspected of killing her ex husband The spokesperson of the command SP Nafi u Abubakar made this known in a statement he issued to newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Friday He said that the police arrested the woman on Thursday at about 11 40 p m after receiving information of a strange noise in the deceased s house On Aug 25 at about 11 40 p m the policemen attached to the Divisional Police headquarters Gwadan Gwaji in Birnin Kebbi received an information It was to the effect that suspected strange noise had been heard from the house of a neighbor Attahiru Ibrahim of Aliero quarters Birnin Kebbi and his gate was also locked On receipt of the information a team of policemen were swiftly mobilized to the scene and forced themselves in to the house They found Ibrahim lying down in the pool of his blood and was later confirmed dead by a medical doctor Similarly his estranged wife Farida Abubakar 30 was also seen inside the compound he said Abubakar said that she was suspected and arrested in connection with the case He said that the Commissioner of Police in the state Mr Ahmed Magaji Kontagora had directed the Birnin Kebbi Divisional Police headquarters to immediately transfer the case to the State Criminal Investigation Department SCID This is for discreet investigation with a view to unraveling the circumstances surrounding the ugly incident Abubakar added www NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Police arrest woman for allegedly killing ex-hubby in Kebbi
     The Police Command in Kebb has arrested an estranged wife suspected of killing her ex husband The spokesperson of the command SP Nafi u Abubakar made this known in a statement he issued to newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Friday He said that the police arrested the woman on Thursday at about 11 40 p m after receiving information of a strange noise in the deceased s house On Aug 25 at about 11 40 p m the policemen attached to the Divisional Police headquarters Gwadan Gwaji in Birnin Kebbi received an information It was to the effect that suspected strange noise had been heard from the house of a neighbor Attahiru Ibrahim of Aliero quarters Birnin Kebbi and his gate was also locked On receipt of the information a team of policemen were swiftly mobilized to the scene and forced themselves in to the house They found Ibrahim lying down in the pool of his blood and was later confirmed dead by a medical doctor Similarly his estranged wife Farida Abubakar 30 was also seen inside the compound he said Abubakar said that she was suspected and arrested in connection with the case He said that the Commissioner of Police in the state Mr Ahmed Magaji Kontagora had directed the Birnin Kebbi Divisional Police headquarters to immediately transfer the case to the State Criminal Investigation Department SCID This is for discreet investigation with a view to unraveling the circumstances surrounding the ugly incident Abubakar added www NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Police arrest woman for allegedly killing ex-hubby in Kebbi
    Defence/Security1 month ago

    Police arrest woman for allegedly killing ex-hubby in Kebbi

    The Police Command in Kebb, has arrested an estranged wife suspected of killing her ex-husband.

    The spokesperson of the command, SP, Nafi’u Abubakar, made this known in a statement he issued to newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Friday.

    He said that the police arrested the woman on Thursday, at about 11:40 p.

    m, after receiving information of a strange noise in the deceased’s house.

    “On Aug. 25 at about 11:40 p.

    m. ,the policemen attached to the Divisional Police headquarters, Gwadan Gwaji, in Birnin Kebbi,received an information.

    ”It was to the effect that suspected strange noise had been heard from the house of a neighbor, Attahiru Ibrahim of Aliero quarters, Birnin Kebbi, and his gate was also locked.

    “On receipt of the information, a team of policemen were swiftly mobilized to the scene and forced themselves in to the house.

    ”They found Ibrahim lying down in the pool of his blood and was later confirmed dead by a medical doctor.

    “Similarly, his estranged wife, Farida Abubakar, 30, was also seen inside the compound,”he said.

    Abubakar said that she was suspected and arrested in connection with the case.

    He said that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Ahmed Magaji- Kontagora, had directed the Birnin Kebbi Divisional Police headquarters to immediately transfer the case to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID).

    “This is for discreet investigation with a view to unraveling the circumstances surrounding the ugly incident,” Abubakar added.

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  •  Six persons including two expatriates and two police inspectors were killed by gunmen on Friday in an attack launched against their convoy in Kogi Also killed in what looks like guerrilla attack were two drivers of the expatriates of West Africa Ceramics Company Ajaokuta Kogi SP William Ovye Aya the image maker of Kogi Police Command made the disclosure on Saturday in a statement in Lokoja Ovye Aya explained that the six victims two expatriates two company drivers and two police inspectors died in the exchange of fire with the hoodlums along Lokoja Ajaokuta road around 8 p m on Friday According to the image maker the expatriates were being escorted by police to the Ceramic company that evening when the gunmen attacked them He said that the Area Commander and a detachment of Military in the area had to reinforced to the scene of incident before the attackers fled The image maker said already the Kogi Commissioner of Police CP Edward Egbuka had visited the scene for an on the spot assessment He said that the CP has equally ordered the deployment of additional operational assets consisting of Operatives of the Police Mobile Force Counter Terrorism Unit Quick Response Unit State Intelligence Bureau in synergy with other security agencies to restore normalcy in the area The CP is assuring the public that the Command is committed to working in synergy with other security agencies as well as patriotic stakeholders to make the State a safe and secure place for all and sundry He has further asked the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation Department SCID to commence investigations into the unfortunate incident so as to unravel the remote and immediate cause of the attack with a view to bringing the perpetrators to book Ovye Aya assured NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Gunmen kill 2 expatriates, 2 police inspectors in Kogi
     Six persons including two expatriates and two police inspectors were killed by gunmen on Friday in an attack launched against their convoy in Kogi Also killed in what looks like guerrilla attack were two drivers of the expatriates of West Africa Ceramics Company Ajaokuta Kogi SP William Ovye Aya the image maker of Kogi Police Command made the disclosure on Saturday in a statement in Lokoja Ovye Aya explained that the six victims two expatriates two company drivers and two police inspectors died in the exchange of fire with the hoodlums along Lokoja Ajaokuta road around 8 p m on Friday According to the image maker the expatriates were being escorted by police to the Ceramic company that evening when the gunmen attacked them He said that the Area Commander and a detachment of Military in the area had to reinforced to the scene of incident before the attackers fled The image maker said already the Kogi Commissioner of Police CP Edward Egbuka had visited the scene for an on the spot assessment He said that the CP has equally ordered the deployment of additional operational assets consisting of Operatives of the Police Mobile Force Counter Terrorism Unit Quick Response Unit State Intelligence Bureau in synergy with other security agencies to restore normalcy in the area The CP is assuring the public that the Command is committed to working in synergy with other security agencies as well as patriotic stakeholders to make the State a safe and secure place for all and sundry He has further asked the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation Department SCID to commence investigations into the unfortunate incident so as to unravel the remote and immediate cause of the attack with a view to bringing the perpetrators to book Ovye Aya assured NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Gunmen kill 2 expatriates, 2 police inspectors in Kogi
    Defence/Security2 months ago

    Gunmen kill 2 expatriates, 2 police inspectors in Kogi

    Six persons, including two expatriates and two police inspectors were killed by gunmen on Friday in an attack launched against their convoy in Kogi Also killed in what looks like guerrilla attack were two drivers of the expatriates of West Africa Ceramics Company Ajaokuta, Kogi SP William Ovye-Aya, the image maker of Kogi Police Command, made the disclosure on Saturday in a statement  in Lokoja.

    Ovye-Aya explained that the six victims, two expatriates, two company drivers and two police inspectors died in the exchange of fire with the hoodlums along Lokoja-Ajaokuta road around 8 p.

    m on Friday.

    According to the image maker, the expatriates were being escorted by police to the Ceramic company that evening, when the gunmen attacked them.

    He said that the Area Commander and a detachment of Military in the area had to reinforced to the scene of incident before the attackers fled.

    The image maker said already, the Kogi Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Egbuka, had visited the scene for an on-the-spot assessment.

    He said that the CP has equally ordered the deployment of additional operational assets consisting of Operatives of the Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Unit, Quick Response Unit, State Intelligence Bureau in synergy with other security agencies to restore normalcy in the area.

    “The CP is assuring the public that the Command is committed to working in synergy with other security agencies as well as patriotic stakeholders to make the State a safe and secure place for all and sundry.

    “He has further asked the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) to commence investigations into the unfortunate incident so as to unravel the remote and immediate cause of the attack with a view to bringing the perpetrators to book, ” Ovye-Aya assured.


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  •   By Afusat Agunbiade Oladipo The Police in Kwara have arrested a 24 year old man Kehinde Moses with a bag allegedly containing a freshly severed human head and hand along Ajase Ipo road during stop and search duty The Commissioner of Police in the state Mohammed Bagega made the disclosure in a statement in Ilorin on Monday Bagega said that the suspect was arrested by a team of Operation Harmony in a commercial bus and in the process of searching the bag one man took to his heels while Moses held According to him the bag was searched and a freshly severed head and hands of a boy were discovered The CP said that during interrogation the suspect confessed to have killed the victim named Mohammed in Ajase Ipo with his fleeing partner for ritual purposes The police boss said he has directed the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation Department SCID to thoroughly investigate the case and arrest anybody connected to the heinous crime He added that the suspect had took a team of investigators to where the body was dumped for purposes of recovery Bagega said the investigation into the case was ongoing and the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigation was concluded NAN NAN
    Police arrest man with human head, hand in Kwara
      By Afusat Agunbiade Oladipo The Police in Kwara have arrested a 24 year old man Kehinde Moses with a bag allegedly containing a freshly severed human head and hand along Ajase Ipo road during stop and search duty The Commissioner of Police in the state Mohammed Bagega made the disclosure in a statement in Ilorin on Monday Bagega said that the suspect was arrested by a team of Operation Harmony in a commercial bus and in the process of searching the bag one man took to his heels while Moses held According to him the bag was searched and a freshly severed head and hands of a boy were discovered The CP said that during interrogation the suspect confessed to have killed the victim named Mohammed in Ajase Ipo with his fleeing partner for ritual purposes The police boss said he has directed the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation Department SCID to thoroughly investigate the case and arrest anybody connected to the heinous crime He added that the suspect had took a team of investigators to where the body was dumped for purposes of recovery Bagega said the investigation into the case was ongoing and the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigation was concluded NAN NAN
    Police arrest man with human head, hand in Kwara
    Defence/Security1 year ago

    Police arrest man with human head, hand in Kwara

    By Afusat Agunbiade-Oladipo

    The Police in Kwara have arrested a 24-year-old man, Kehinde Moses, with a bag allegedly containing a freshly severed human head and hand along Ajase-Ipo road during stop and search duty.

    The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mohammed Bagega, made the disclosure in a statement in Ilorin on Monday.

    Bagega said that the suspect was arrested by a team of ‘Operation Harmony’ in a commercial bus and in the process of searching the bag, one man took to his heels while Moses held.

    According to him, the bag was searched and a freshly severed head and hands of a boy were discovered.

    The CP said that during interrogation, the suspect confessed to have killed the victim, named Mohammed, in Ajase Ipo with his fleeing partner for ritual purposes.

    The police boss said he has directed the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) to thoroughly investigate the case and arrest anybody connected to the heinous crime.

    He added that the suspect had took a team of investigators to where the body was dumped for purposes of recovery.

    Bagega said the investigation into the case was ongoing and the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigation was concluded. (NAN)

    (NAN)

  •   Mrs Christisna Nnatuanya widow of Linus Nnatuanya who allegedly died in the custody of disbanded Special Anti Robbery Squad SARS in Awkuzu Anambra says she is ashamed that she can t show her seven children the grave of their father Nnatuanya who testified at the Judicial Panel of Inquiry JPI on SARS activities in Awka on Tuesday said her husband was arrested at Ogbaru area of Anambra in January 2007 without warrant She said she could not see her husband until about six days when somebody told her that police personnel arrested some people in the area Christian said she later found her husband in SARS cell at Awkuzu She said her deceased husband told her he was arrested on the allegation that he was a member of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra MASSOB The heat and stench was much and my husband was allergic to heat So they said I should go and bring N400 000 but I did not have it I later raised N40 000 and on getting there they said he had been moved to Abuja It was one man by the name Ugochukwu Eze from Ebonyi who was arrested with him that told me that my husband had died in SARS cell since then all efforts to see him or his corpse have failed People mock me that my husband died in SARS cell and there is no grave where I can point at where he was hurried If only they can show me where they buried him I can take the sand home for burial she said The petitioner said the panel should award compensation of N50 million to her and her children to cushion the pain of the loss and that the officers who were responsible for her husband s death be brought to book In response SP Innocent Obi of the Legal Department of the State Criminal Investigation Department SCID Anambra said there was no record related to the matter with the Police and prayed the panel to rule that there was no infringement on the part of the Police Hon Justice Veronica Umeh Chairman of the panel said investigation would continue on the matter Edited
    “I am ashamed I don’t know my husband’s grave” – Widow tells SARS panel
      Mrs Christisna Nnatuanya widow of Linus Nnatuanya who allegedly died in the custody of disbanded Special Anti Robbery Squad SARS in Awkuzu Anambra says she is ashamed that she can t show her seven children the grave of their father Nnatuanya who testified at the Judicial Panel of Inquiry JPI on SARS activities in Awka on Tuesday said her husband was arrested at Ogbaru area of Anambra in January 2007 without warrant She said she could not see her husband until about six days when somebody told her that police personnel arrested some people in the area Christian said she later found her husband in SARS cell at Awkuzu She said her deceased husband told her he was arrested on the allegation that he was a member of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra MASSOB The heat and stench was much and my husband was allergic to heat So they said I should go and bring N400 000 but I did not have it I later raised N40 000 and on getting there they said he had been moved to Abuja It was one man by the name Ugochukwu Eze from Ebonyi who was arrested with him that told me that my husband had died in SARS cell since then all efforts to see him or his corpse have failed People mock me that my husband died in SARS cell and there is no grave where I can point at where he was hurried If only they can show me where they buried him I can take the sand home for burial she said The petitioner said the panel should award compensation of N50 million to her and her children to cushion the pain of the loss and that the officers who were responsible for her husband s death be brought to book In response SP Innocent Obi of the Legal Department of the State Criminal Investigation Department SCID Anambra said there was no record related to the matter with the Police and prayed the panel to rule that there was no infringement on the part of the Police Hon Justice Veronica Umeh Chairman of the panel said investigation would continue on the matter Edited
    “I am ashamed I don’t know my husband’s grave” – Widow tells SARS panel
    Metro2 years ago

    “I am ashamed I don’t know my husband’s grave” – Widow tells SARS panel

    Mrs Christisna Nnatuanya, widow of Linus Nnatuanya who allegedly died in the custody of disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), in Awkuzu,  Anambra, says she is ashamed that she can’t show her seven children the grave of their father.

    Nnatuanya who testified at the Judicial Panel of Inquiry (JPI) on SARS activities in Awka on Tuesday said her husband was arrested at Ogbaru area of Anambra in January 2007 without warrant.

    She said she could not see her husband until about six days when somebody told her that police personnel arrested some people in the area.

    Christian said she later found her husband in SARS cell at Awkuzu.

    She said her deceased husband told her he was arrested on the allegation that he was a member of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB).

    “The heat and stench was much and my husband was allergic to heat. So they said I should go and bring N400,000, but I did not have it. I later raised N40,000 and on getting there, they said he had been moved to Abuja.

    “It was one man by the name Ugochukwu Eze from Ebonyi who was arrested with him that told me that my husband had died in SARS cell; since then, all efforts to see him or his corpse have failed.

    “People mock me that my husband died in SARS cell and there is no grave where I can point at where he was hurried. If only they can show me where they buried him, I can take the sand home for burial,’’ she said.

    The petitioner said the panel should award compensation of N50 million to her and her children to cushion the pain of the loss and that the officers who were responsible for her husband’s death be brought to book.

    In response, SP Innocent Obi, of the Legal Department of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) Anambra, said there was no record related to the matter with the Police and prayed the panel to rule that there was no infringement on the part of the Police.

    Hon. Justice Veronica Umeh, Chairman of the panel said investigation would continue on the matter.

    Edited

  •  The Commissioner of Police Lagos State CP Hakeem Odumosu on Wednesday ordered that all operations of the disbanded Special Anti Robbery Squad SARS be henceforth handed over to the State Criminal Investigation Department SCID This is contained in a statement signed by the Command s Public Relations Officer SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi and made available to newsmen in Lagos on Wednesday Adejobi said that Odumosu gave the order while debriefing operatives of the disbanded SARS Anti Kidnapping Squad Anti Cultism Squad and Raider in Lagos State at the Command Headquarters Ikeja The debriefing was in compliance with the directives of the Inspector General of Police IGP Mohammed Adamu to disband and ground the activities of the teams in the 36 states of the federation and the FCT Their operations investigations and pending cases will be handed over to the SCID Department Panti Yaba with immediate effect the CP said Adejobi said that Odumosu officially informed them of the formation of the new Special Weapons and Tactics Team SWAT to tackle armed robbery kidnapping violent and other weapon related crimes in the country Odumosu warned the disbanded teams to desist from parading themselves as SARS operatives or any operatives under whatever nomenclature in the state All their cases and operational uniforms be handed over to State CID Panti while their satellite offices across the state be taken over and be occupied by the nearest Divisional Police Headquarters in the areas respectively Adejobi quoted Idumisu as saying He said that Odumosu appealed to the general public to inform and report to the command any activities or misconduct of any police personnel claiming to be SARS operative in the state Any officer venturing into investigative cases under the SARS or any of the disbanded tactical teams in Lagos State should be reported immediately to the police command in the state Odumosu also appealed to protesters to be law abiding maintain peace and respect the rights and opinions of others in the state while emphasising that their blockage of access roads was unnecessary Adejobi said in the statement Edited By Peter Dada Source NAN
    Odumosu orders  SCID to take over pending cases from disbanded SARS operatives
     The Commissioner of Police Lagos State CP Hakeem Odumosu on Wednesday ordered that all operations of the disbanded Special Anti Robbery Squad SARS be henceforth handed over to the State Criminal Investigation Department SCID This is contained in a statement signed by the Command s Public Relations Officer SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi and made available to newsmen in Lagos on Wednesday Adejobi said that Odumosu gave the order while debriefing operatives of the disbanded SARS Anti Kidnapping Squad Anti Cultism Squad and Raider in Lagos State at the Command Headquarters Ikeja The debriefing was in compliance with the directives of the Inspector General of Police IGP Mohammed Adamu to disband and ground the activities of the teams in the 36 states of the federation and the FCT Their operations investigations and pending cases will be handed over to the SCID Department Panti Yaba with immediate effect the CP said Adejobi said that Odumosu officially informed them of the formation of the new Special Weapons and Tactics Team SWAT to tackle armed robbery kidnapping violent and other weapon related crimes in the country Odumosu warned the disbanded teams to desist from parading themselves as SARS operatives or any operatives under whatever nomenclature in the state All their cases and operational uniforms be handed over to State CID Panti while their satellite offices across the state be taken over and be occupied by the nearest Divisional Police Headquarters in the areas respectively Adejobi quoted Idumisu as saying He said that Odumosu appealed to the general public to inform and report to the command any activities or misconduct of any police personnel claiming to be SARS operative in the state Any officer venturing into investigative cases under the SARS or any of the disbanded tactical teams in Lagos State should be reported immediately to the police command in the state Odumosu also appealed to protesters to be law abiding maintain peace and respect the rights and opinions of others in the state while emphasising that their blockage of access roads was unnecessary Adejobi said in the statement Edited By Peter Dada Source NAN
    Odumosu orders  SCID to take over pending cases from disbanded SARS operatives
    Defence/Security2 years ago

    Odumosu orders  SCID to take over pending cases from disbanded SARS operatives

    The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, on Wednesday ordered that all operations of the disbanded Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) be, henceforth, handed over to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID).

    This is contained in a statement signed by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi,  and made available to newsmen in Lagos on Wednesday.

    Adejobi said that Odumosu gave the order while debriefing operatives of the disbanded SARS, Anti Kidnapping Squad, Anti Cultism Squad and Raider in Lagos State at the Command Headquarters, Ikeja.

    “The debriefing was in compliance with the directives of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed  Adamu, to disband and ground the activities of the teams in the 36  states of the federation and the FCT.

    .”Their operations, investigations and pending cases will be handed over to the SCID Department, Panti, Yaba, with immediate effect,” the CP said.

    Adejobi said that Odumosu officially informed them of the formation of the new Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) to tackle armed robbery, kidnapping, violent and other weapon-related crimes in the country.

    “Odumosu warned the disbanded teams  to desist from parading themselves as SARS operatives or any operatives under whatever nomenclature in the state.

    “All their cases and operational uniforms be handed over to State CID, Panti, while their satellite offices across the state be taken over and  be occupied by the nearest Divisional Police Headquarters in the areas respectively,” Adejobi  quoted Idumisu as saying.

    He said that Odumosu appealed to the general public to inform and report to the command any activities or misconduct of any police personnel claiming to be SARS operative in the state.

    “Any officer venturing into investigative cases under the SARS or any of the disbanded tactical teams in Lagos State should be reported immediately to the police command in the state.

    “Odumosu also appealed to protesters to be law-abiding, maintain peace and respect the rights and opinions of others in the state, while  emphasising that  their blockage of access roads was unnecessary,” Adejobi  said in the statement.


    Edited By: Peter Dada
    Source: NAN

  •  An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates Court in Ibadan on Tuesday remanded Ayankunle Ayanleye 37 and Abubakar Mohmmadu 30 at the State Criminal Investigation Department SCID in Ibadan for alleged kidnapping and murder The Chief Magistrate Mr Emmanuel Idowu who did not take the pleas of the defendants ordered their remand at the SCID pending the receipt of the case file from the Oyo State Ministry of Justice Idowu thereafter adjourned the matter until Oct 19 for mention The defendants whose addresses were not disclosed in court are facing trial on charges of conspiracy kidnapping collection of ransom and murder The Prosecutor Sgt Katherine Michael told the court that the defendants Ayankunle and Abubakar allegedly conspired together with others at large to kidnap and to kill their victim The defendants were alleged to have unlawfully kidnapped one Modupeolu Oyefeso f while on transit for the purpose of collecting ransom Ayankunle and Abubakar allegedly collected the sum of N3million unlawfully as ransom from one Mr Oyefeso for the release of his daughter The defendants allegedly caused the death of one Opeoluwa Oladipo 31 by shooting him on the right side of his neck said prosecutor Michael The prosecutor said that the defendants were alleged to have committed the offences on July 10 at about 5 p m at Ebinpejo village along Lanlate Road in Lanlate Oyo State Michael said that the offences contravened Section 3 1 and 2 6 10 and punishable under Section 4 1 of the Oyo State Prohibition Laws 2016 He added that they also contravened Sections 316 and 324 and punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code Cap 38 Vol II Laws of Oyo State 2000 SAF Edited By Yakubu Uba Peter Dada NAN
    Court remands 2 men for alleged kidnapping, murder
     An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates Court in Ibadan on Tuesday remanded Ayankunle Ayanleye 37 and Abubakar Mohmmadu 30 at the State Criminal Investigation Department SCID in Ibadan for alleged kidnapping and murder The Chief Magistrate Mr Emmanuel Idowu who did not take the pleas of the defendants ordered their remand at the SCID pending the receipt of the case file from the Oyo State Ministry of Justice Idowu thereafter adjourned the matter until Oct 19 for mention The defendants whose addresses were not disclosed in court are facing trial on charges of conspiracy kidnapping collection of ransom and murder The Prosecutor Sgt Katherine Michael told the court that the defendants Ayankunle and Abubakar allegedly conspired together with others at large to kidnap and to kill their victim The defendants were alleged to have unlawfully kidnapped one Modupeolu Oyefeso f while on transit for the purpose of collecting ransom Ayankunle and Abubakar allegedly collected the sum of N3million unlawfully as ransom from one Mr Oyefeso for the release of his daughter The defendants allegedly caused the death of one Opeoluwa Oladipo 31 by shooting him on the right side of his neck said prosecutor Michael The prosecutor said that the defendants were alleged to have committed the offences on July 10 at about 5 p m at Ebinpejo village along Lanlate Road in Lanlate Oyo State Michael said that the offences contravened Section 3 1 and 2 6 10 and punishable under Section 4 1 of the Oyo State Prohibition Laws 2016 He added that they also contravened Sections 316 and 324 and punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code Cap 38 Vol II Laws of Oyo State 2000 SAF Edited By Yakubu Uba Peter Dada NAN
    Court remands 2 men for alleged kidnapping, murder
    Judiciary2 years ago

    Court remands 2 men for alleged kidnapping, murder

    An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’Court in Ibadan on Tuesday remanded  Ayankunle Ayanleye, 37, and Abubakar Mohmmadu,30, at  the State Criminal Investigation Department    (SCID) in Ibadan for alleged kidnapping and murder.

    The Chief Magistrate, Mr Emmanuel Idowu, who did not take  the pleas of the defendants, ordered their remand at the  SCID, pending the receipt  of the case file from  the Oyo State Ministry of Justice.

    Idowu, thereafter, adjourned the matter until Oct.19 for mention.

    The defendants whose addresses were not disclosed in court  are facing trial  on  charges of conspiracy, kidnapping, collection of ransom and murder.

    The Prosecutor, Sgt. Katherine Michael,  told the court that the defendants: Ayankunle and Abubakar,  allegedly conspired together with others at large to kidnap and to  kill their victim.

    ” The defendants were alleged to have unlawfully kidnapped one Modupeolu Oyefeso ‘f’ while on transit for  the purpose of collecting ransom.

    ” Ayankunle and Abubakar allegedly collected the sum of N3million unlawfully as ransom from one Mr Oyefeso for the release of his daughter.

    ” The defendants allegedly caused the death of one Opeoluwa Oladipo, 31, by shooting him on the right side of his neck, ” said  prosecutor  Michael.

    The  prosecutor said that the defendants were   alleged to have  committed the offences  on July 10, at about  5 p.m. , at Ebinpejo village along Lanlate Road in Lanlate, Oyo State.

    Michael said  that the offences contravened Section 3,(1),and (2) 6, 10, and punishable under Section 4 (1) of the Oyo State (Prohibition) Laws, 2016.

    He added that they  also contravened Sections 316 and 324 and punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code Cap. 38 Vol.II, Laws of Oyo State, 2000.

    SAF/


    Edited By: Yakubu Uba/Peter Dada (NAN)