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.

Nigeria Is Not Lawless, Police Boss Warns Criminals

Ibrahim Idris, Police, Criminals, NigeriaThe acting Inspector-General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris, has warned criminals, especially kidnappers in the country never to think that Nigeria is lawless.

The Police Chief gave the warning in a statement on Thursday when operatives of the IGP’s Intelligent Response Team “IRT” arrested notorious kidnapping gang known to have been terrorising law-abiding citizens in Rivers State and its environs.

“The gang met its end when they kidnapped a woman and her one year old daughter from her Port Harcourt home, demanding the sum of 2.5million Naira as ransom for their freedom. Based on credible technical intelligence generated by the IRT, this was however agreed as bait.

“But the end of the kidnapping gang came when in their attempt to claim the said sum of money at the agreed point, operatives of IRT engaged them, rescued the victims and arrested four of the kidnappers who gave their names as: Herbert Oriminagbe, Chijioke Akah, alias Kottos, Kelechi Nwaordu, alias Seedorf and Nelson Ajumogobia, alias Ibios,” the statement said.

In their confessional statements, the gang admitted that they were also responsible for the kidnap of one Undunobuk and other innocent Nigerians.

“Going through a laptop computer recovered from them, it was discovered that the real owner, Undunobuk was once robbed in his Port Harcourt residence and later kidnapped to unknown seaside only to be released on the payment of 1.3 million Naira ransom,” the statement added.

Mr Idris said that the Nigeria Police Force has the technical and intelligence, as well as the capacity and capability to reduce the perceived rise in crime, especially kidnapping, armed robbery, cultism and other forms of violent crime.

He therefore urged Nigerians to always inform the Police when they perceive any act of criminality and provide necessary credible information.

FCT Police Command Parades Robbery Suspects

FCT PoliceThe Federal Capital Territory Police Command has paraded a 23-man gang of armed robbery and car snatching syndicate in Abuja.

The FCT Police Commissioner, Mr Alkali Usman told journalists in Abuja that the Police arrested some of the suspects at the points of trying to sell of the stolen cars.

According to him, the Police recovered seven cars from the suspects, besides arms and ammunition.

The Police boss has also warned Islamic faithful to be security conscious as they go for prayers on Tuesday.

He advised that they avoid carrying bags to the prayer grounds for security reasons.

19-Year-Old Apprehended For Possessing Firearms In Taraba

Firearms, TarabaThe Taraba State Police Command, has apprehended a 19-year-old suspect in possession of ammunition and dangerous weapons.

Police Commissioner in the state, Shaba Alkali, while briefing journalists in his office stated that a special squad involved in mopping up of firearms in the state arrested the suspect.

He said that suspects involved in several crimes ranging from armed robbery, kidnapping, cattle rustling as well as unlawful possession of firearms were also arrested.

The Police Commissioner, speaking on the command’s achievement in fighting crime explained that suspects currently in Police custody for various offences would be charged to court..

He said that the success rate of crime fighting in the state has increased following the introduction of the special squad in collaboration with the vigilante group and the public.

He went ahead to read the riot act to criminal elements still operating in the state.

He said further that maintaining the tempo in ridding the state of criminal elements requires the combined efforts of security agents and the public.

Police Parade Suspected Cultists In Akwa Ibom

Police-Akwa IbomThe Police have paraded 11 persons for alleged involvement in criminal activities in Akwa Ibom State.

This comes in line with the Akwa Ibom State Police Command’s zero tolerance for cultism, armed robbery, kidnapping and related crimes.

The Public Relations Officer of the Command, ASP Cordelia Nwawe, disclosed this to reporters on Friday in Uyo, the state’s capital.

The six suspects, aged between 18 and 21, are students of Maurid Polytechnic, a private institution located in Nsit Ubium Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

The suspects who confessed to the crime, were arrested for alleged membership of a cult group while the others were arrested for armed robbery.

ASP Nwawe warned criminally minded individuals in the state to turn a new leaf or face the consequences of their actions.

She promised that the Police would leave no stone unturned in its effort to keep crime rate at the barest minimum.

The Police spokesperson urged members of the public to provide the Police with useful information to ensure effective policing.