How Police Uncovered Fraudsters’ Den In Ogun State

fraudsters-denPolice on Wednesday uncovered a den in Ogun State believed to be operated by fraudsters and used for organised crimes.

The police say unsuspecting members of the public have been swindled of money and other valuables.

Located inside the bush at Abule Ifa area of Siun, in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of the state, many victims were thought to have fallen victims to their pranks.

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Some items discovered inside the den by the police

Leading others, including the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Abdulmajid Ali, said two suspects had been arrested and would be made to face the consequences.

A Place For Organised Crime

The building from outside looks like a place where movies are shot, but on the inside, it bore marks of a place where illegal activities occur.

It is located inside the forest, hidden from the prying eyes of other members of the community.

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An underground bunker well sealed with cement, but forced open by security operatives

A cursory look at the buildings revealed that the den was equipped with underground bunkers, no doubt many unsuspecting members of the public must have been duped of their money and other valuables.

“I think you have gone around yourself and see some funny stuffs they put in place.

“This is not a theatre place. This is a place for organised crime, where fraudsters use to deceive innocent citizens and part with large sums of money.

“I have gotten a lot of report about them and we have been monitoring them and we have successfully arrested two of them,” Mr Ali told reporters.

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the den. They claimed to have been in the business for months now.

One of the victims who was lured into the den narrated his ordeal.

He said: “When I got inside, they were in the dark and they were talking to me saying that they wanted to make me the richest person in this country. In this wise, I asked them what my next action should be.

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Two suspects arrested by the police

“They said that they will cut down the Iroko tree, calve a box for me and that I will have to look for a house where nobody will enter and put it there.

“They said I will have to put 40 million Naira there and that it will be converted to dollars”.

In a related development, the State Police Command also paraded a 32-year-old house-wife and mother of one alongside two others for allegedly hiring hired assassins to eliminate her husband over unresolved marital issues

The woman in question, Oluchi Onyebuchi, has, however, debunked this claim asking the police to investigated the claims and ascertain her culpability or otherwise.

Ogun State INEC Warns Parties Against Violence

FCT election -INECAhead of the Ogun state local government election, slated for October 8, the chairman of the state electoral body, Mrs Sidikat Ogunfemi, has warned against violence and other practices that could put the exercise in disrepute.

The Ogun state Independent Electoral Commission, (INEC), advised political parties and their members to play the game according to the rules of the electoral laws.

This is to ensure a free and credible local government election, into the 20 local government areas and 37 local council development areas of the state.

Mrs Ogunfemi made the call during a stakeholders meeting held in Abeokuta, the state’s capital.

She also told residents who had not collected their permanent voters card to do so, in order not to be disenfranchised in the coming election.

The electoral body’s official assured political parties of a level playing field in the election.

The Assistant Inspector General Of Police Zone 2, Abdulmajid Ali, represented by an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Jude Azuka, assured residents of adequate protection of lives and property before, during and after the election.

The event was attended by members of the participating political parties, members of the civil society and security agencies.

PSC Approves Promotion, Postings Of AIGs

Police, PSCThe Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion and posting of 18 Commissioners of Police to the rank of Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs).

A statement by the Commission’s spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, disclosed that the PSC also approved the postings of  four other AIGs earlier promoted.

The Commission on Saturday explained that 12 of the AIGs are to man the 12 Police Zonal Commands while the remaining 10 would head Police special formations such as Operations, Training, Police Academy, Info-Tech, Investment, Maritime and others.

“The Commissioner of Police Kaduna State, Ibrahim Adamu, is now AIG, Zone 1, Abdulmajid Ali, CP, Ogun State, AIG, Zone 2 and Usman Tilli, AIG Border is now AIG zone 3.

“AIG Dorathy A. Gimba retains her Command of the Investment Formation, AIG Mohammed K. Mohammed, SPU and Mohammed Musa Katsina moved from Maritime to DS, NIPSS.

“AIG Katsina will be replaced at the Maritime Desk by Paul Okafor, CP Benue State,” the statement said.

37 Commissioners of Police including nine Deputy Commissioners of Police also had their promotions approved by the commission and 16 of these commissioners retained their commands.

Former Inspector General of Police now Chairman of the PSC;  Dr. Mike Okiro, said the promotions and postings were in line with the Commission’s resolve to re-position the Nigeria Police Force for better performance.

He congratulated the officers and challenged them to be hardworking and dedicated to their duty, failing to do that the Commission will hold any of them personally responsible for any failure in the discharge of their duties.

He also asked them to rededicate themselves to the service of their nation and abide by the rules and regulations guiding Police work, stressing the need to hold their leadership positions with the fear of God and fairness to all parties.

Ogun Police Parade Three Suspected Militants

police parade, Suspected MilitantsThe Ogun State Police Command has paraded three suspected militants alleged to have participated in the series of attacks on riverine communities in Arepo, Ogijo and Warewa.

Several lives were recently lost during series of attacks and property worth millions of Naira were destroyed.

While parading the suspects at the State Police Headquarter in Abeokuta, the state capital, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Abdulmajid Ali, told journalists that modalities were being put in place by the Command to commence aerial patrol of vulnerable communities.

He said that the modalities would especially affect riverine communities where activities of vandals and militants are being currently felt.

The CP also lamented that the rate of cultism, especially among the youths in the Sagamu, Ijebu Igbo and Ijebu Ode areas of the state was worrisome.

The Police also paraded other suspects for various offences ranging from cultism, murder, kidnapping and impersonation.

Some of the suspects confessed to the crimes they were being paraded for.

Ex-Minister, Iyabo Anisulowo Narrates ‘Excruciating’ Kidnap Experience

Iyabo AnisulowoFormer Minister of State for Education, Mrs Iyabo Anisulowo, has described her abduction as one that tells the story of the grace of God upon the lives of men.

In an exclusive interview with Channels Television, she narrated how the kidnappers took her and all that happened while she was away in captivity.

She said it was a difficult experience as she lived only on water for days but that she had forgiven her captors.

From the multiple locations she was taken, to the negotiations for ransom and the treatment she got from the gunmen, she described the kidnap experience as a tough one.

The former senator regained her freedom on Tuesday evening after she was rescued in a town called Gbegbelawo near Olorunda Town in Ogun State.

Although she was not tortured by the kidnappers, she showed injuries she sustained on the motorcycle while she was being transported across the forest in Ogun State, adding that the tools used to keep her captive were also difficult to bear.

“We fell down many times and the silencer (exhaust pipe) of the bike burnt me and they didn’t allow me to cry. They said I should shut up because they didn’t want anyone to see them.

“I was confused because I never thought such could happen, especially in my area,” she said, revealing how the kidnappers demanded the sum of 100 million Naira ransom from her and compelled her to rally friends and relatives to pay the money.

Senator Anisulowo, who represented Ogun West Senatorial district between 2003-2007 at the Senate, was kidnapped alongside her security aide in Igbogila area of Ogun state.

She was abducted while returning from her farm by four armed men and spent seven days with her captors.

 

Kidnapped Senator, Iyabo Anisulowo, Regains Freedom

AnisulowoA chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and a onetime Senator, Mrs Iyabo Anisulowo, has been rescued.

Senator Anisulowo, who represented Ogun West Senatorial district between 2003-2007 at the Senate, was kidnapped alongside her security aide in Igbogila area of Ogun state.

She was abducted while returning from her farm by four armed men last Thursday.

She was rescued in a town called Gbegbelawo near Olorunda Town in Ogun State at about 7PM on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

Police say two suspects have been arrested in connection with the kidnap.

Prior to her rescue, the Ogun State Police Command had constantly given the assurance that the kidnapped former senator would be rescued unhurt and the culprits apprehended.

The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has also deployed two Police helicopters for the search.

Just 24 hours before her eventual rescue, the Ogun State Police Command had offered a reward of five million Naira to anyone with useful information that could lead to the rescue of the abducted Senator Iyabo Anisulowo.

Senator Anisulowo served in the 5th Senate of the National Assembly between 2003 and 2007. She also served as a Minister of State for Education under the administration of late President Umaru Yarádua.

Police Offer 5mln Naira For Information On Abducted Senator Anisulowo

AnisulowoThe Ogun State Police Command has offered a reward of five million Naira to anyone with useful information that could lead to the rescue of the abducted Senator Iyabo Anisulowo.

This offer was communicated by the Public Relations Officer of the Ogun State Police Command, Mr Muyiwa Adejobi in Abeokuta, the state capital.

The command has however debunked media report of 200 million Naira being demanded by the abductors, saying nothing of such has been communicated  by her abductors

Senator Iyabo Anisulowo was kidnapped on her way home from her farm located around Sawonjo area of Ogun State, South West Nigeria.

The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has also deployed two Police helicopters for the search of former Minister of State for Education.

A statement earlier issued by the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, says the choppers have been patrolling suspected kidnappers’ hideouts within the state with search parties.

The state police command is assuring everyone that the kidnapped former senator will soon be rescued unhurt and the culprits apprehended.

Police Deploy Helicopters To Search For Ex-Minister, Anisulowo

AnisulowoThe Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has deployed two Police helicopters for the search of former Minister of State for Education, Senator Iyabo Anisulowo, who was kidnapped by some armed men in Ogun State.

A statement issued by the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, says the choppers have been patrolling suspected kidnappers’ hideouts within the state with search parties.

The state police command is assuring everyone that the kidnapped former senator will soon be rescued unhurt and the culprits apprehended.

The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun and the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone II, Bala Hazzan, had earlier assured Nigerians and residents of Ogun State of the safe rescue of Senator Iyabo Anisulowo.

Governor Amosun asked residents to remain calm and go about their businesses without any fear as the perpetrators would be made to face the consequence of their action
Senator Anisulowo was abducted on Sawonjo/Imasayi road, in Yewa North Local Government Area while returning from her farm in igbogila.
Senator Anisulowo, who represented Ogun West Senatorial district between 2003-2007 at the Senate, was kidnapped alongside her security aide in Igbogila area of the state.

Gov Amosun, DIG Zone 2, Assure On Release Of Kidnapped Senator

Kidnapped SenatorThe Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun and the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone II, Bala Hazzan, have assured Nigerians and residents of Ogun State of the safe rescue of Senator Iyabo Anisulowo who was kidnaped by four gunmen in the state.

Governor Amosun asked residents to remain calm and go about their businesses without any fear as the perpetrators would be made to face the consequence of their action

Mr Anisulowo was abducted while returning from her farm by four armed men.

Senator Anisulowo, who represented Ogun West Senatorial district between 2003-2007 at the Senate, was kidnapped alongside her security aide in Igbogila area of the state.

The spokesperson for the Police in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi, said they got the report on Wednesday evening and that the Commissioner of Police in Ogun State, Abdulmajid Ali, had dispatched teams to the area for the rescue operation but she has not been located since then.

Senator Iyabo Anisulowo Kidnapped In Ogun

Iyabo anisulowoA chieftain of the All Progressives Congress and a onetime Senator, Mrs Iyabo Anisulowo, has been kidnapped in Ogun State

Senator Anisulowo, who represented Ogun West Senatorial district between 2003-2007 at the Senate, was kidnapped alongside her security aide in Igbogila area of the state.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson for the Police in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi, said they got the report on Wednesday evening and that the Commissioner of Police in Ogun State, Abdulmajid Ali, had dispatched teams to the area for the rescue operation.

He assured the public, particularly her relations and those concerned, that she would be rescued unhurt and that the perpetrators would be apprehended.

Police Commissioner In Ogun Builds Orphanage In Home Town

Ogun Police commissionerOgun State Commissioner of Police, AbdulMajid Ali, has commissioned a four million Naira ultra-modern orphanage in Kontagora Local Government Area of Niger State, his home town.

Mr Ali donated the facility to both the State and the Local Governments for the day-to-day running of the edifice.

He handed over the facility after official commissioning of the project by Mr Shehu Umar Danyaya, Secretary to the State Government, who represented the State Governor, Mr Abubakar Sani Bello.

The Police Boss stated that his decision to build the multi-million Naira edifice was an attempt to give back to the society, which he said that made him what he was.

Mr Ali also said that the building was in fond memory of his late daughter, Miss Mujidat, a 200 Level student of Igbinedon University, Okada, Edo State, who died some years ago in an auto crash within the campus of the private university.

He said: “I am a Civil Servant, I am specifically a Police officer and it is not something out of context to give back to the society that has contributed immensely to what I am today.

“However, it is a challenge to the present day politicians not only in Niger State, but the country as a whole to let them show more to the yearnings of the society, especially to the less privilege people in the society”.

He also mentioned that the governors of Ogun and Imo States, Ibikunle Amosun and Rochas Okorocha respectively were part of the project’s success.

“This one is just my own contribution, especially the small one I can do and I promise that I will continue to do more the way I have started this one.

“I am retiring to my farm, after my service in the Nigeria Police Force with the view to going home and staying calm, because I do not want to be part of any political association or group,” Ali said.

“Yes, one has to come back to his hometown because I started from here and even though I am to come back after the Service and it is better to put a solid Foundation for yourself when you are still agile,” he said.

The ceremony was attended by the Emir of Kontagora, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Saidu Namaska, Col.Sani Bello (Rtd) and a former Deputy Inspector General of Police (Rtd), Nuhu Aliyu, among other prominent citizens.

Cultists Renounce Membership, Get Pardon In Ogun

OgunThe government of Ogun State has granted pardon to some persons who renounced their membership to different cult groups.

The 25 cult members including students of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye and artisans were given amnesty by the Ogun State Police Command on the instruction of the State government.

While addressing them at a ceremony, the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Abdulmajid Ali, warned youths against drug abuse and bad gangs identified to be the root cause of cultism.

Also launching the re-branded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Mr Ali warned officers and men of the command against excessive use of force, human rights violation and misuse of firearms which had resulted in the loss of many innocent lives.

The Commanding Officer of the Ogun State SARS, Bode Ojajuni, expressed optimism that the improvement would aid efforts to tackle insecurity in the state, such as the menace of armed robbery and kidnapping among others.

Cult activities in and around Ago-Iwoye in Ijebu-North Local Government of Ogun State in southwest Nigeria have led to loss of many innocent lives in recent times while robbery activities have been on the increase.