Court Remands Three In Prison Over Alleged Armed Robbery

Court Jails Two Men For Selling IDP Food In BornoThe Modakeke Magistrate Court in lle Ife, Osun on Thursday, remanded three persons over alleged robbery.

The accused persons are Timileyin Muyiwa, 25; Sunday Oluwole, 19 and Ayomikusibe Olunlade, 19.

The Male Prosecutor, Ona Glory told the court that the accused committed the offence on Feb 22, 2016 around 12:30 am at Irebami Area, Modakeke, in Ife Northeast Area of Osun.

Glory said that the accused conspired with others now at large to commit the felony with armed robbery.

He added that Muyiwa armed himself with dangerous weapons such as gun, machete and attempted to rob innocent cocoa farmers of their valuables

The prosecutor explained further that the three accused persons armed themselves with dangerous weapons such as a gun and machete to rob one Bosede Ayoola.

Glory listed the stolen goods as two crates of eggs, one bag of rice, half bag of beans, one keg of palm oil and one keg of vegetable oil.

Other stolen items are 10 packets of Maggi, onions, pomade cream, one DVD player, one red stabiliser, Garri and beverages.

The prosecutor stated further that Muyiwa unlawfully has one live cartridge in his possession which he cannot give a satisfactory account of.

He said that the offence was contrary to and punishable under sections 2 (1) (a), 6 (b), 8 and punishable under sections 1 (1) (2) (a) (b), 2 (1) (a), 27 (1) (b) (ii) of the Firearms Act Cap F. 28 Laws of the Federation, 2004.

Magistrate Bose Awosan did not take the plea of the accused but asked the prosecutor to duplicate their case file to the office of the Ministry of Justice for legal advice.

Meanwhile, Awosan ordered for the remand of the accused persons in prison custody and adjourned the case to May 22, for legal advice.

Police Clamp Down On Rustlers, Others In Nasarawa

The Nasarawa State Police Command has signed a new partnership with some stakeholders in the state, aimed at ridding the state of criminals.

The Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Bello, who disclosed this to Channels Television said a special operation launched by the Command has led to the arrest of 40 suspects apprehended for terrorising Mararraban Udege and Agwada areas in the state.

He noted that the rate of crime especially kidnapping, armed robbery and cattle rustling has been on the rise in the areas, with hoodlums using the hills there as hideouts.

Mr Bello added that the trend propelled their decision to form a special crack team comprising of members of vigilante and Miyetti Allah groups, with the aim of clamping down on criminals.

“We have now started collaborating with the vigilante and members of the Miyetti Allah association, in order to get to the roots or places where these kidnappers hide on top mountains around Udege, Mararraban Udege, Udege Mbeki, Agwada and others. We got an information that this is where the criminals stay, they periodically come down to commit crime.

“This time around, with this collaborative efforts, it paid us very well because we launched a special operation with a special team which took about two weeks and during that two weeks, we were able to storm those mountain areas and chase some of them out and recover about 500 rustled cows, and also we made arrests of some of the hoodlums, about 40 of them,” he said.

In spite of the success recorded, the Police Commissioner assured the people of Nasarawa State that the operation would be a continuous exercise, until the rate of crime was reduced to the barest minimum.

“We are going to be on their trail to make sure that we get them and I believe with this exercise that we have started, we are going to have relative peace in those areas,” he avowed.

During the operation, the Police recovered 500 cows, 13 motorcycles and one AK-47 rifle with live ammunition among others.

Ondo Police Command Deploys Officers To Highways

Police Denies Reported Closure Of Ondo AssemblyOfficers and men of the Ondo State Police Command have been deployed to the Akure-Ilesa and the Owo- Ikare-Akoko Highways as well as some other roads across the state in order to combat criminal activities such as armed robbery and kidnapping.

Speaking to journalists during one of her visits to supervise operations on the highway, the State Commissioner of Police, Hilda Ibifuro- Harrison disclosed that the essence of the deployment is to ensure that the lives and property of people travelling on the road are safe and well secured.

The CP expressed sadness on the incident of armed robbery that took place on the highway in March, in which a former Managing Director of Daily Times, Onukaba Adinoyi-Ojo, lost his life.

She however thanked all stakeholders in the state including the government, traditional rulers, hunters, vigilanté groups and all security agencies for their support for the police in ensuring security.

Harrison also noted that the deployment of police on the Owo-Ikare roads in stop and search duties has actually helped in putting pressure on the abductors of a traditional ruler in the state, Oba Joel Sunday Daodu, the Oniyani of Iyani- Akoko, leading to his release by his captors.

Police Parade Kidnap Suspects, Others In Kaduna

Police Parade Kidnap Suspects, Others In KadunaThe Police have paraded 18 suspects allegedly involved in kidnapping, armed robbery and other crimes in Kaduna State.

The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Agyole Abbeh, paraded the suspects on Monday at the Police Headquarters in the Kaduna State capital, north-west Nigeria.

Mr Abbeh, who said the arrests were made based on tip-off, noted that some of the suspects were actually arrested while committing the crime.

He said the Police recovered seven cars, one locally made pistol and three cutlasses from the suspects.

“We have arrested six suspected armed robbers, seven kidnappers and one fraudster as major criminals, apart from others like drug pushers who we have handed over to government agency.

“We recovered 24 number plate of cars, five Toyota and two Honda cars, as well as one locally made pistol and three cutlasses from the suspects,” the Police Commissioner disclosed.

He stressed the need to keep the state safe for business to thrive, pointing out that “we are saying that Kaduna must near crime free society”.

Abbeh said the rate of crime has considerably reduced in the state, and urged resident to provide information about criminal hideouts and their activities.

He said the Command has mapped out crime preventive measures to check crime rate in the state, adding that the menace in the city centre has drastically reduced.

“Our problem is information; once we have information, our response is within 20 minutes. In fact, we have responded within nine minutes to distress calls within the city centre,” the Commissioner said.

Ogun Police Arrest Three Armed Robbery Suspects

Ogun Police Arrests Three Armed Robbery SuspectsThe Ogun State Police Command says it has arrested three members of a suspected armed robbery gang disturbing the peace of residents of Ogunmakin, in Obafemi Owode local government area of the state.

A police press statement issued by the Public Relations Officer, Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi, revealed that the suspects were arrested after they invaded the village and shot a middle aged man, Abiodun Sowunmi, on the thigh in a bid to disposess the family of their money.

The statement further explained that: a “distress call was made to the police and the Divisional Police Officer, Owode Egba, CSP Sheu Alao, led his men to the scene, combed the area thoroughly and subsequently arrested Olumide Ifelowo, a 28-year, who was subsequently identified by the victim as the person who fired the shot that injured him.

“On interrogation, Olumide confessed to have come along with Jeje, who is now at large from Shagamu.

“He said he was invited by the duo of Abiodun Bayegun and Fatai Sowunmi who informed them that Isaiah Sowunmi is always in possession of large sum of money as a cocoa merchant, hence their invasion of the village with Isaiah as their main target.

”His confession led to the arrest of Abiodun Bayegun and Fatai Sowunmi and a gun loaded with live cartridge was recovered from them”, he lamented.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr Ahmed Iliyasu, has however ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to FSARS for discreet investigation.

He further directed that the fleeing members of the gang must be hunted for and brought to justice.

Iliyasu then appealed to members of the public to always beware of people around them because according to him, most robbery incidents always have the backing of an insider.

Man Sentenced To Death For Murder And 200 Naira Robbery

Nigerian To Be Executed In Singapore, Clemency Appeal RejectedA man, Idowu Kayode, has been sentenced to death by hanging over murder and robbery of 200 Naira.

Justice K. M. Akano of the High Court in Osogbo, handed down the capital punishment on Thursday.

At the hearing, it was learnt that on August 3, 2009 two men – Idowu and Femi – awakened Mrs Aina Ogbonmoniyi at about 1:00 a.m. local time and asked her how much she had at home, but they could not find anything other than a 200 Naira note in her room.

After their search yielded no tangible result, they asked her to awaken her neighbour, Mrs Florence Ajayi.

One of the assailants took a cutlass from Mrs Aina’s room and forced their way into her neighbour’s room.

While in Mr Ajayi’s room, they asked her how much she had at home, pushed her to the floor and went back to lock Mrs Aina inside her room.

While giving her testimony in court, Mrs Aina said that “after the two assailant left the scene of the crime she found her neighbour dead”.

In a document put before the High court by Principal State counsel, Mr Faremi Moses, the statement of Mrs Aina Ogbomoniyi read: ” I was invited to police station to identify who robbed me and killed one Florence Ajayi Akinyemi on 3rd.

“Out of the eight people, men of same height placed on the same line, I looked round and identified Kayode and Femi because they are the ones that robbed me on the day of the incident and killed the deceased, Florence Ajayi.

“Nobody taught me or showed me anybody to be pointed or identify”.

Delivering judgement, Justice Akano said that “the convict is guilty of conspiracy, murder and armed robbery”, and sentenced him to death by hanging.

Police Launch Operation ‘Eagle Net’ Following Change Agenda

Police, eagle net, change agendaThe Delta state police command has formally launched a new anti-crime outfit tagged Operation ‘Eagle Net’, aimed at complementing already existing outfits in the state, in the fight against every form of crime in the society.

Launching the outfit at the Officers Mess Okwe in Asaba the state capital, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Zaina Ibrahim, said it was part of the command’s untiring strategies to ensure that criminals are completely driven out of the state for the peace and safety of Deltans.

Assuring the public of a thorough dedication to its mandate, the Commander of Eagle Net, Dimka Usman, said he would ensure that no member of his team is involved in corruption while discharging their duties.

Earlier on, the command launched the state anti- corruption crusade, which was said to be in accordance with the directive of the Inspector General Of Police for every command to key into the Federal Government’s “Change Begins With Me” campaign, aimed at fighting corruption.

While some suspects were paraded for various crimes bordering on kidnapping, sea robbery, armed robbery, cultism and murder, the command pledged it’s unalloyed commitment towards an improved service delivery to Deltans.

One of spectacular cases was that of an alleged plan to kidnap one Mary Kurbu, aged 77 years, by her nephew known as Francis Kurbu and other members of the gang.

According to the police, the arrests were proactively done after a tip off.

They however advised all criminals to denounce crime as according to them, “the eye of the eagle can see from afar when in search of its prey”.

Plateau Security: Agencies Warn Against Arms Proliferation

Arms Proliferation In PlateauSecurity operatives have expressed worry over the rising proliferation of small arms and light weapons in Plateau State, north-central Nigeria.

Commander of the Task Force, Major General Rogers Nicholas, made the declaration while parading some crime suspects at the Operation’s Headquarters in Jos, Plateau State capital.

He noted that the proliferation of weapons was a threat to the peace of the state which they have been working hard to restore.

Major General Nicholas disclosed that the 13 suspects were on parade for various offences ranging from unlawful possession of firearms, armed robbery and car snatching as well as buying and selling of hard drugs among others.

He said six members of an armed robbery gang were apprehended in Langtang, southern part of the state while a syndicate that specialises in the business of hard drugs were also arrested by officers of the task force during their routine operations.

However, the special task force in the state, code-named “Operation Safe Haven”, says it has put strategies in place to mop up such weapons.

The Commander expressed delight that the inter-agency collaboration between the Task Force and other security agencies has been yielding positive results in the fight against crime and urged the public to give relevant information.

He advocated for a review of the criminal justice administration which he said has been an impediment in dispensing justice as it concerns various arrests made by the task force.

Police Arrest 23 Suspects, Recover 21 Guns In Ogun

Police, Ogun, SuspectsPolice have arrested 23 suspects for unlawful possession of firearms in Ogun State, southwest Nigeria.

The police also recovered 21 guns of different types from the suspects alleged to be disturbing the peace of the state.

The suspects were paraded by the Commissioner of Police, Mr Hammed Iliyasu, at the Police Headquarters at Eleweran in Abeokuta, the state’s capital.

Mr Iliyasu said they were picked from different parts of the state.

He added that their offences ranged from armed robbery, kidnapping and human trafficking among others.

The Police Commissioner sought for more synergy from other security agencies to ensure effective policing of the state.

He also called for more quality information from the public in the onerous task of protecting lives and property.

While some of the suspects confessed to the crime they were being paraded for to Channels Television, a 46 years old man narrated his ordeal in the hands of his abductors before he was rescued by the police.

NDLEA Seizes Methamphetamine Worth 1.7 Billion Naira

drugscartelThe Anambra State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has intercepted 25.2 kilograms of Methamphetamine worth 1.7 billion Naira from a vehicle carrying the dangerous substance.

Addressing journalists at the Onitsha Command of the Agency on the latest development, the State Commander, Mr. Sule Momodu, says the command received intelligence information of the shipment of the dangerous drugs into the state for onward movement to Lagos.

In a swift stop and search exercise, the agency luckily intercepted the substance and arrested a 31 year old suspected hard drug dealer, Vincent Chidiebere.

Mr Momodu said the chemicals used for the production are highly toxic and can cause permanent destruction to the ecosystem while posing a serious health hazard to the community where it is produced.

He reminded the public that Governor of the state, Willie Obiano has pledged a reward of half a million Naira to anyone with information on where the substances are being produced within the state and assured of the readiness of the command, with support from the public in the area of information, to fight the illicit drug production and peddling in the state.

In a similar development, the Anambra state Police Command also paraded 20 suspected cultists and another notorious armed robbery suspect.

The new State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Sam Okaula, reiterated his crime fighting commitment and warned all criminal elements in Anambra state to relocate as the prevailing peace and security in the state can never be compromised.

Mr. Okaula said he has directed the Divisional Police Officers, Area Commanders and Heads of Departments to display their numbers for the public to access, as his own would also be displayed to ensure a collective attack on crime and criminality in the state.