Pastor To Die By Hanging For Murder

An Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure has sentenced a pastor, Kolawole Samson, to death by hanging for killing a man, Ayo Olaniyi, at a village near Okeigbo area of the state.

Justice Ademola Bola gave the judgement on Friday, finding the cleric guilty of inflicting fatal injury on the deceased’s head with a cutlass.

The late Olaniyi was said to have in March 2016 gone to hunt frogs alongside three others at a fish pond owned by Kolawole.

Prosecutor, Olusegun Akeredolu and Omotola Ologun, argued that the offences contravened Section 316 and punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code, Cap 37, Laws of Ondo State (2006).

Mother of the deceased was one of the witnesses called to testify during trial.

Justice Bola ruled that all evidence before the court showed that Kolawole was guilty of killing Olaniyi.

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FG Reacts To Viral Video Of Nigerian Man Beaten To Death In India (WATCH)

The Federal Government, through the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) and the Nigerian Mission in India, has alerted the country’s authorities over reports of a Nigerian beaten to a pulp in the country.

The NIDCOM shared a video on Thursday evening on Twitter, showing the unidentified Nigerian being dragged near Om Diary and Bakers in Delhi, India’s capital.

The commission called on Nigerians in India to remain calm pending investigation.

“Our attention has been drawn to above incident of a Nigerian brutally beaten up in Delhi, India.

“The Nigerian mission in India is aware and are currently investigating the circumstances.

“We call on Nigeria Community in India to be calm as the Mission is aware,” it wrote.

Chairman/CEO of NIDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, in an update on the incident, said it occurred on Tuesday.

“The Nigerian mission in India has reported to the police and has demanded a full investigation on this incident which happened two days ago. We will keep on it and update. Sad!” she said on Twitter.

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Armed Robbers In Paris Steal Bags Worth 800000 Euros From Nigerian

Gunmen have stolen luxury bags worth over $865,000 in Paris, France which belonged to a Nigerian.

Reports say the armed men struck on Wednesday morning at his home located in an upscale building in the 16th District of Paris.

The unidentified men wore face masks and rang the doorbell before making threats with a handgun.

Although they failed to get the businessman to open his safe, the gunmen also made away with 3,000 euros in cash.

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Court Remand Mother Who Drowned Baby At LUTH For Psychiatric

22-year-old lady identified as Olufunmilola Adisa who drowned her baby in Lagos on May 11 has been taken to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) for psychiatric evaluation on the order of an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Recall that LEAKERS.NG had reported how a 22-year-old lady identified as Olufunmilola turned herself to the police after she drowned her 21 months old child in a bucket of water in the apartment she shared with her older sister in Gowon estate in Lagos.

It was also reported that the lady, Olufunmilola showed no remorse as she narrated how she drowned her own child.

Olufunmilola alleged that her baby daddy rejected her and her baby when she informed him she was pregnant.

She also said her baby made her lose her admission into the tertiary institution which made her felt that God hated her so much.

Olufunmilola who was represented by the Lagos State Office of the Public Defender (OPD) on pro-Bono who approached the court to seek permission for her to be admitted into LASUTH for psychiatric evaluation to help determine the state of her mental health”.

Magistrate (Mrs) K.O. Doja-Ojo granted the prayer and adjourned till June 26, for the outcome of the evaluation.

A temporary charge marked C/42d/2020 that was attached to the OPD’s application reads in part

“Adisa Oluwafunmilayo on May 11, 2020 at about 2020 hours at Plot 222, 21/211 Road Gowon Estate, Alimosho Local Government Area (LGA) Lagos… unlawfully killed one Adisa Oluwanifemi, female, aged one and a half years, by drowning her in a bucket of water and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.”

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Police Burst Tricycle Snatching Syndicate In Anambra

Two suspected members of a tricycle snatching syndicate have been arrested by men of the Anambra State Police Command.

The suspects identified as Ikenna Ibemesi and Chikwudi Offorbuike who specialize in snatching tricycles popularly called Keke were arrested by Police patrol team attached to the Oba Division in Idemili South LGA of Anambra State today May 26.

According to the police, a peppery substance was poured on the face of their victim identified as Joseph Asogwa and allegedly snatched his tricycle with Reg. No NKK 744 QY.

This was contained in a statement released by the state police command on Tuesday, 26th May.

The statement reads thus: “The suspects namely Ikenna Ibemesi of Ogbunike town and Chikwudi Offorbuike of Nkwere Ogidi, who specialize in snatching tricycles popularly called Keke were arrested by Police patrol team attached to the Oba Division in Idemili South LGA of Anambra State today May 26.

“The suspects allegedly attacked their victim, Joseph Asogwa of No.31 Iro-Okoye Street Obosi poured a peppery substance on his face and snatched his tricycle with Reg. No NKK 744 QY.

“The victim quickly raised alarm which attracted the attention of the police patrol team who quickly responded and arrested the suspects.

“The snatched tricycle was also recovered in their possession and registered as exhibit.

“The suspects will be arraigned in court soon.”

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Man Allegedly Kills 8-Year-Old Daughter, Buries Her Secretly (Photos)

A 39-year-old father has been arrested by police in Kagadi, Uganda for allegedly killing his eight-year-old daughter and burying her secretly.

The suspect identified as Jackson Mbabazi, 39, a resident of Kinyasi, Nyamwezi Parish, Mabira Sub County, Kyenjojo district has been hiding in Kagadi district since he allegedly committed the crime.

Joseph Mugisa, the father-in-law to the suspect told police that the suspect had earlier said that as he was taking the child to the hospital, she died along the way and he decided to keep her body in the forest.

Speaking on the incident, the suspect identified as Mbabazi denied the accusations.

Mbabazi claims that after the child died in the middle of the forest, he decided to keep her body in the forest and go to look for help.

He led an investigation team from Kagadi Central Police Station to the forest where they recovered the body. Police have allowed the relatives of the deceased to bury the girl as investigations into the matter are ongoing.

Neighbours say that Mbabazi divorced his wife three years ago and has been staying with his children until this unfortunate incident.

This is the fourth person to die under unclear circumstances in Kagadi in a period of one month.

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Armed Robbery: Court Sentences 2 Persons To Death By Hanging In Osun

Two people have been sentenced to death by an Osun High Court on Wednesday over armed robbery and conspiracy.

The convicts were ordered to be hanged by the presiding judge, Justice Jide Falola due to the magnitude of the offence committed.

The convicts are facing a five-count charge bordering on armed robbery, conspiracy and theft preferred against them.

It was also learnt that the judgement was delivered at the Ilesa Correctional Center during the Prison visit of the Osun Chief Judge, Justice Adeleke Ojo.

Recall that Justice Falola had earlier found the convicts guilty of the five-count charges after thorough judicial proceeding and arguments from the counsel.

The State Prosecution Counsel, Mr Muyiwa Ogunleye had told the court that the convicts committed the offence on April 14, 2016, at Oke-Ola area, at about 8 p.m.

He said the convicts conspired among themselves with others, now at large to rob Muideen Owonifari, Clement Taiwo and Olubunmi of their property and money.

“The convicts who had a list of their targets normally tick the list once their target is taken off from investigation.

“They robbed, assaulted and also stole some valuables and a huge amount of money belonging to the complainants at gunpoint,” he said.

The prosecution counsel said the offence contravened sections 1 (1)(2)(a) robbery and firearms (Special Provision) Act Cap R 11 laws of Nigeria, 2004.

The defence counsel, Mr L. S Bello, had earlier prayed the court to temper justice with mercy in sentencing the accused.

“They robbed, assaulted and also stole some valuables and a huge amount of money belonging to the complainants at gunpoint,” he said.

The prosecution counsel said the offence contravened sections 1 (1)(2)(a) robbery and firearms (Special Provision) Act Cap R 11 laws of Nigeria, 2004.

The defence counsel, Mr L. S Bello, had earlier prayed the court to temper justice with mercy in sentencing the accused.

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Dubai Police Arrest 3 Nigerian Women For Robbing Iraqi Man

Three Nigerian women are facing trial for allegedly luring an Iraqi man to their apartment, assaulting and robbing him of Dh57,000 in Dubai.

The unnamed women aged 30, 33 and 34 were charged with robbery on Monday in a Dubai court.

The 45-year-old victim arrived in Dubai in January and got to know a woman, whom he thought was a Swedish student, through a dating app, Gulf News reports.

They agreed to meet at her apartment in Al Quoz after a phone conversation.

The Iraqi man, however, met the Nigerian women who attacked him.

“The apartment door opened and five African women dragged me inside and physically abused me,” he told the court.

He said that after he was slapped he released the sum of Dh1,600 for his freedom, adding that the women searched his pockets and found Dh55,975.

“They were so happy when they found this amount of cash that they stopped searching me. I was terrified that they would kill me so I pretended to have breathing problems so they would let me go,” he added.

The Iraqi man said he was allowed to leave but that he alerted the building’s security and kept waiting in front of the apartment.

Policemen later arrived and engaged the defendants, who jumped out of the window, on a chase.

Dubai Public Prosecution charged the Iraqi victim with soliciting prostitution. He was fined Dh5,000 and deported.

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Two Arrested For Allegedly Severing Man’s Hand Over Woman In Osun

Men of Osun State Police Command have detained two friends identified as Kamoru Ajibola and Ismaila Mohammed for allegedly attacking the hubby to their concubine.

It was learnt that Ajayi had earlier alleged that Kamoru was dating his wife, an allegation which was said to have led to a hot argument between the two.

It was further learnt that Kamoru went to Tunde’s house located at Amuda Oba in Modakeke area of Osun state around 4am on Monday in the company of his friend Ismaila to rekindle the argument because he was not satisfied with the outcome of the argument.

According to eyewitness account, the argument on Monday morning led to a scuffle and Ismaila allegedly severed Tunde’s hand during a fight.

Reacting on the development, the Police Public Relation Officer in the state, Yemisi Opalola said the victim was attacked early morning on Monday at his house over an argument the previous day that one of his attackers, (Kamoru) was having an affair with his wife.

She added that the duo has been arrested and were in police custody pending the conclusion of investigation.

“The Commissioner of Police Johnson Kokumo had ordered full investigation into the matter with a view to ensuring that the culprits are made to face full wrath of the law.

Presently, the duo are in police custody and are being interrogated in order to curb injustice and ensure that whoever perpetrates the act is punished according to the dictates of the law”, she added.

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Father Arrested For Defiling Own Daughters Aged 6 And 9 In Ondo

A 48-year-old man identified as Onifade Femi has been arrested by the Ondo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps for defiling his two daughters.

The suspect who reportedly defiled his daughters aged 6 and 9 was handed over to NSCDC officials by the Deji of Akure, His Majesty Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi, Odundun II.

Reacting to the incident, Ondo NSCDC spokesperson, Olufemi Omole said the suspect who fled to the palace to escape being lynched after being exposed, committed the said offence at No 27 Liberty Hospital Road, Oluwatuyi, Akure.

Onifade reportedly used his wife’s absence due to their long history of disagreement, to molest his daughters.

Omole said; “It was further revealed that few days ago the suspect bought a bottle of soft drink, mixed a powdery substances with it and gave the kids to drink.

“He went further to caress the kids and suck their private parts. The neighbours reflected on hearing the wailing of the children throughout the night after sending out their mother.

“Medical examination from Federal Medical Centre Annex in Akure however revealed that both kids have lost their hymen and their private part deeply opened.

“The State Government has shown interest in this case and the welfare of the children has been fully guaranteed”

The suspect will be arraigned in court at the conclusion of investigation.

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Air Force Operatives Assault Medical Doctor In Rivers

A female medical doctor has been allegedly assaulted by some operatives of the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers state.

The female doctor identified as Dr. Avwebo Otoide was manhandled, slapped and wrestled by operatives of the Nigeria Air Force and her phone eventually got damaged during the sad incident.

This incident was narrated by a journalist identified as Fisayo Soyombo via his Facebook page.

Soyombo said the doctor was later detained at the isolation centre.

He said: “NAF wants to cover it up but this injustice must be punished. Dr. Avwebo Otoide had just stepped out of her house and was walking along Ohiamini-Psychiatric Road, off Rumuola, when an officer disembarked from a light blue Hilux (patrolling with a light blue luxury bus), brandishing his gun and specifically pointing the barrel at her.

“He landed a heavy slap on her left cheek after she’d said she was a doctor. And even after presenting her ID card, his first utterance was: ‘Are you the first doctor?’ These were Nigeria AirForce men. What business did they have with land patrol?

“Just because she attempted to capture the incident with her phone as they made to leave, they returned to whisk her into the luxury bus, forcefully take her phone away damaging the screen in the process”.

He said at the isolation centre, the doctor was locked up by the police for refusing to surrender her phone adding that she was only freed after the intervention of the Rivers State Attorney-General following calls from the Nigerian medical Association (NMA).

He said: “In this COVID-19 season when healthcare workers are staking their lives for the safety of the rest of us, the least they deserve is to be treated with dignity, which, in any case, is what every human merits irrespective of social status.

“The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) must produce the officer who led the assault on Dr. Avwebo and make an example of him so that others all over the country who’re taking advantage of the lockdown to harass the public, particularly essential workers, can stop it. The assaulter may be anonymous but ‘Bass MO’ isn’t, unless the Air Force wants him to remain so.”

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Police Nab Two-Man Onitsha Robbery Gang In Gun Duel

Two suspected armed robbers have been arrested by men of Anambra State Police Command at Upper Iweka, Onitsha, Anambra state.

This was contained in a statement released by the Police Public Relation Officer in the state, DSP Haruna Mohammed on Saturday.

Mohammed said the suspects were arrested in a gun battle between them and police operatives attached to the Command Special Anti Robbery Squad(SARS) in collaboration with local vigilante group.

He said the suspects who had been terrorising the commercial city and its environ were caught red handed while robbing innocent passersby of their belongings in the area.

He said, “Following intelligence report, Police operatives attached to the Command Special Anti Robbery Squad(SARS) in collaboration with the local vigilante group arrested at Upper Iweka in Onitsha, Anambra State one Kosisochukwu Onyemerem ‘m’ aged 20 years and Emeka kalu ‘m’ aged 19 years respectively.

“Suspects were caught red handed while robbing innocent passersby of their belongings at Upper Iweka. On sighting the police operatives suspects engaged them in a shoot out and took to their heels when overpowered but they were pursued and arrested with the assistance of the local vigilante group in the area.

“Meanwhile, exhibits recovered in their possessions include two locally made revolver pistols, five .9mm live ammunition, three assorted phones allegedly snatched from the victims of the robbery operation, one driver’s licence bearing the name Fidelis Offor, and cash sum of One hundred and twenty three thousand naira( #123, 000) of different denomination.

“Case is under investigation after which suspects would be charged to court for prosecution.

“The Commissioner of Police, John B.Abang reassures Ndi Anambra that the Command under his watch will continue to make Anambra State unbearable to the criminal elements until they repent or relocate from the State.”

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“I Hired Assassins To Kill My Brother Because Our Father Trusted Him More” – Suspect

A 20-year-old cattle rustler and alleged kidnapper identified as Ibrahim Abdullahi who allegedly masterminded an armed robbery and killing of his elder brother identified as Kadade Abdullahi of Amana MaiKasuwa Village in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna state has been arrested by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT).

Ibrahim Abdullahi who was arrested alongside one Hassan Amadu reportedly contracted a five-man gang of armed robbers identified as Auwalu, Kiri Jumare, Nakaduwa, Yellow and Amadu to rob and kill his brother because he was enjoying more favours from his father who is a cattle trader.

Three months after the robbery and killing of his brother, the suspect met his waterloo when operatives of the IRT led by Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari attached to the operation Puff Adder in Kateri area of Kaduna State got information about Abudulahi’s activities and one of his gang members, Amadu.

In a series of investigation, Abdullahi confessed that he organised the killing of his elder brother.

Narrating the tragic incident, the suspect joined the cattle rustling gang which later grew into an armed robbery and kidnapping gang terrorizing residents of Kaduna and Zaria.

He said; “My father married four wives and had so many children. I don’t know what was so special about Kadade that my father would prefer him to his other children. I was never sent to regular school but Arabic school in Kaduna. It was only Kadade who attended primary and secondary school. My father said he wanted all of us to be farmers, yet he kept calling us illiterates that cannot speak English.

“How can I speak English when my father did not send me to school? I learnt how to cultivate corn and rear cow. I had to get married to convince him that I was old enough to handle responsibilities. As soon as I got married, my father gave me only 20 cows and two plots of land.

“It was Adamu, a farmer who introduced me to robbery and kidnapping. I met him in the bush while I was rearing cows and he asked me to join him which I did. We started by stealing rams, goats and sheep and as we were able to secure enough AK47 rifles, we started rustling cows. He also introduced me to one Abdulahi who lived in the forest and gave us information on rich people we could kidnap after which he would get his own share. I never kept the stolen cows because my father would notice and accuse me of stealing.

Any cow that we stole would be kept in the bush and sold later. Most of the people that we kidnapped were Fulani cattle rearers who were known to us. We would kidnap them and ask them to bring the money they realized from the sale of their cows. It was only a few times that we entered the Kaduna-Zaria express road to stop motorists, we avoided that area because there were so many stronger gangs in charge of those areas who sometimes invited us to join them if they needed more hands.

My brother sold some cows and made N1.7million. It was a good deal that he came back and was making noise about it. My father was also very happy about it and asked him to keep the entire money. We expected him to share the money but he asked him to take it to the bank the next day. That day I was so broke and asked my father for money. He started insulting me and asked me to learn to be responsible like Kadade.

I was so bitter and I immediately called a member of our gang, Haruna and told him about the money in my house. I asked them to come that night and also make sure that they kill my brother. Although I now regret my action but I thought that his death would make my father allow me to control some of his businesses. At about midnight that day, about five of them came. They knocked on my window to let me know that they were around. They searched everywhere including my room and before they left, they killed my brother as I instructed them.

Initially, police came and arrested our neighbors because they also heard about the money made from the sale of cows. They were later released and my brother was buried while the matter was forgotten. I was surprised when police came back weeks later with Hassan and arrested me. I am terribly sorry and hope that my family would forgive me.”

A 22-year-old accomplice identified as Hassan who is a native of Rinji village in Igabi local government area of Kaduna state also narrated how he got involved in the incident.

Hassan said: “My father sent me out of the house when I was 15 years old to go and learn how to rear cows from one Alhaji Sani. Although my father was also a farmer, he preferred to send me out because he had so many sons. The agreement was that at the end of each year, the man that I was serving would give me a small cow. I was expected to continue like this until I got enough before leaving to start my own business.

“I met Haruna in the bush and he gave me an idea on how to make my own money. He told me that Alhaji Sani, who was my boss, was very rich and had so many cows and that he would not notice if one cow was missing. I started like that by leaving one cow behind every month whenever I took them out for feeding. Haruna would then come back later to take the cow and sell. This worked for me until Alhaji Sani discovered that his cows were missing and sent most of us away.

“When I told Haruna my plight, he asked me to come and start working for him. This was how we started stealing cows and gradually Haruna introduced us to robbery and kidnapping. Ibrahim was part of us and normally anyone could bring information about where we could steal from or those we could kidnap. That was why he told us that there was money in their house. I never knew that he asked Haruna to ensure that Kadade was killed.

“We all lived around the same village, so I knew Kadade very well as a hardworking man and very generous. I would never wish him dead. On the day of the incident, I was busy searching the other rooms for money when I heard a gunshot. I thought it was just to scare them and warn us to prepare to move out. It was in the bush that I learnt that Kadade was killed. We only found N300,000 in the house and my share was N40,000.”

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How I Take Men Destinies With Charms I Rob On My Private Part – Anambra Woman

A young woman identified as Mary Chiwe, a native of Anambra state has confessed and narrated how she uses charms to rob her private part before sleeping with men to steal their destiny.

The woman, Mary Chiwe revealed that she was always paid by rich men to use the charms on any man that wants to sleep with her and in return the destiny of such man will be transferred to the rich men.

Chiwe was applying the charms inside the toilet before she met her waterloo as the young man she is supposed to sleep with after coming out of the toilet caught her redhanded.

Narrating how he caught the Mary Chiwe, the young man said he noticed Mary was taking too long inside the toilet and decided to go and peep to see what she was doing.

According to the young man, “I saw the lady holding a small bottle with a red cloth tie on it even though I didn’t see the content but I notice she was robing the content on her private part so I burst into the toilet and catch her when I started beating her up, the hotel management came out to intervene.

“I explained everything and she tried escaping but it was too late. She later started confessing before news men arrived.

The lady, Mary Chiwe reportedly spoke with some newsmen and disclosed all the methods and style she uses in sleeping with men and how she uses the charms on each men she sleeps with.

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Mom Stabs Her 3 Kids To Death Then Stabs Herself Over COVID-19 Fears

Police in Basud have arrested a nursing mother for stabbing her three kids to death.

The 28-year-old mother who hails from Basud in Camarines Norte, Philippines, hacked her children, ages 5, 1 year/8 months old and 4 months old to death at their home.

According to the police, the mother tried to commit suicide but survived it and she is still confined to a hospital after the attempted suicide.

Police said that “the mother admitted to the crime thinking she was infected with the deadly Covid-19.”

Basud Police thinks that the suspect could be suffering Postpartum Depression.

The husband of the suspect and her other relatives are very determined to press charges against her.

Three counts of parricide were filed by the Philippine National Police against the mother.

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COVID-19: Pregnant Woman Dies In Ogun After Police Checkpoint Delay

A pregnant woman is said to have died in Waterside Local Government Area of Ogun State following a delay by policemen enforcing the coronavirus-induced lockdown.

The incident led to a protest on Thursday in the area.

One of the policemen was accused of ‘mistakenly’ hitting the victim while she was on her way to Ita-Otu General Hospital, Ibiade for medical care, Premium Times reports on Friday.

The protesters stormed Abigi Divisional Police Headquarters, claiming the victim would have survived “if she was not delayed by the police officers”, but the police denied the allegation.

The online news platform quoted a woman who said Waidat Adedeji, who was seven months pregnant, woke up around 6 am bleeding.

Her husband got a ‘Man O War’ member to join them on a motorcycle so he could appeal to police officers at checkpoints.

The deceased’s cousin, Oduroye Akintayo, was quoted saying they were stopped by officers at Sore River checkpoint while Mrs Adedeji continued bleeding.

“Not happy with the delay, the man (Man O War) driving the motorcycle had ‘tough talks’ and disagreement with the officers condemning them for not considering the ‘dying’ woman. In the process, an officer in anger tried to hit his torch light on the bikeman. Unable to dodge, the torch light was mistakenly smashed on the pregnant woman,” said Akintayo.

The woman was said to have died before they got to the hospital.

Community leaders, however, intervened after youths took the corpse to the Abigi Divisional Police Headquarters.

Tribune Online reportedly quoted police spokesperson in Ogun saying the police were not responsible for the death.

“They were stopped and interrogated on why they did not obey the sit at home order. They informed the police that the woman was being conveyed to hospital for delivery, and having noticed that the woman was in pains, our men allowed them to proceed,” the spokesperson said.

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JUST IN!!! Police Inspector Shoots Man Dead In Lagos, Arrested

Police in Lagos say they arrested Inspector Okoro Charles attached to Ikotun Division on Wednesday in connection with a shooting incident reported on same day at around 10:05 pm along Obabiyi, Igando road, Ikotun.

The shooting was said to have led to the death of a man named Fatai Oladipupo, 28, of Obabiyi area.

Lagos police spokesman, Bala Elkana, said in a statement on Thursday that the inspector is being subjected to internal disciplinary procedures, known as Orderly Room Trial, at the State Provost Department.

“And if found guilty, he will be handed over to the State Criminal Investigation Department Yaba for prosecution in conventional Court. Investigation is ongoing to unravel the circumstances surrounding the shooting incident,” he said.

He also said the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, condoled the family and friends of the deceased and called for calm.

He assured them that justice would prevail and that the public would be updated on the outcome of the investigation.

Meanwhile, Mr Elkana said the police commissioner had ordered the transfer of the case involving the shooting and killing of Sergeant Onalaja Onajide attached to Ilemba Hausa Division, to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba for ‘discreet’ investigation.

He said the decision followed the reports received by the Command alleging that the Divisional Police Officer Ilemba Hausa, Yahaya Adeshina, shot the sergeant while dispersing crowds that gathered in front of the station.

Elkana said the DPO had been arrested and detained at the Sate CID for investigation and that his rifle had been retrieved for forensic examination.

The spokesman added: “The Command has ordered that autopsy be carried out on the deceased person. The Commissioner of Police expressed his heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the fallen colleague and assured them that the Command will stand with them in this moment of grief and ensure that justice prevails.”

The shooting was said to have occurred on May 10 around 9:40 pm.

Elkana said the report forwarded to the headquarters by the DPO on May 16 stated that unknown gunmen fired gunshots at the Divisional Police Officer, Ilemba Hausa and the station guard, Sergeant Onalaja Onajide.

“That while the DPO survived the gunshot, the station guard did not. The DPO further reported that two suspects were arrested in connection with the crime. The two suspects initially arrested are suspected to be deserted soldiers. The Command will hand them over to the military authority for further investigation,” he added.

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CBD Operatives Arrest Miscreants Hidden In A Truck Transporting Goods To Lagos (Pics)

Security operatives attached to the Office of the Special Adviser to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Central Business Districts have arrested several suspected Almajirai hidden in a truck transporting goods to Lagos at Apongbon area of the state.

Speaking on the arrest made on Wednesday, the special adviser, Olugbenga Oyerinde, said the development was worrisome given the covert way the suspects hid in the truck bringing goods to the state.

While handing over the offenders to the appropriate quarters for necessary action, Mr Oyerinde said the government would welcome genuine visitors and business owners into the state but will not tolerate the influx of miscreants who will constitute social nuisance into Lagos.

He said, “The Central Business Management Office will not relent in its efforts to ensure that the Lagos Island Business Districts is safe to transact businesses at all times. We will continue to clean up the entire business district to acceptable safety standards as well as ensure that all guidelines issued by the Federal and State Government against the spread of the dreaded coronavirus disease are strictly adhered to.”

Meanwhile, Oyerinde has decried the non-adherence to the two-metre physical distancing guideline of the state government within the Lagos Island Business District.

He said no business premises should have more than 25 customers at any point in time and that provision must be made for washing of hands and use of alcohol-based sanitiser by all customers within the facility.

While advising on the need to maintain safety standards, Oyerinde called on members of the public to report any business owner or premises that does not comply with these guidelines to the agency for necessary action.

He warned that failure to comply with the state government’s directive on social gathering would attract severe penalty.

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Court Sentences Ese Oruru’s Abductor “Yellow” To 26 Years In Jail

A Federal High Court in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State has sentenced Yinusa Dahiru, who abducted a teenager, Ese Oruru, to 26 years imprisonment.

Justice Jane Inyang handed out the judgement on Thursday.

Ese was abducted in Bayelsa State in August 2015 and taken to Kano State where she was converted to Islam and married out without the consent of her parents.

The judge, however, acquitted Mr Dahiru on count one but jailed him five years on count two, seven years on count three, seven years on count four and seven years on count five.

Justice Inyang said the sentences will run concurrently.

Dahiru faced a five-count charge of criminal abduction, illicit sex, sexual exploitation and unlawful carnal knowledge of a minor.

Ms Oruru was 14 at the time she was rescued in 2016. She was later delivered of a baby girl in May of same year.

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Lebanese Fined N200,000 For Violating Lockdown Order In Kano

A Kano Mobile Court has fined Lebanese, Husseini Khaleel, the sum of N200,000 for violating the coronavirus-induced lockdown order and inciting public disturbance in the state.

Mr Khaleel was arraigned on Tuesday on four count charges before Magistrate Sadiku Sammani.

The Lebanese was said to have driven off when flagged down by security operatives close to Bello Dandago House along Ibrahim Taiwo Road, an action the state saw as contrary to section 17 of the Kano State Health and Infectious Disease Law.

He was later arrested by the police.

Khaleel was also said to have failed to produce any valid document that granted him permission to be on the streets, an act which the state said contravenes the provisions of section 137 of the Penal Code Law.

He was said to have interrupted public sitting in judicial proceedings, inciting public disturbance, thereby contravening the provisions of sections 155 and 114 of the Penal Code Law respectively.

Khaleel admitted to the content of the charge sheet filed against him before the court and pleaded with court for leniency.

Magistrate Samani, however, ordered him to pay the sum of N50,000 fine on each of the four charges filed against him.

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