Kogi DPR Seals 10 Petrol Station

DPRThe Kogi State Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed-off 10 fuel stations for over pricing and illegal operations.

The State Controller of the DPR, Amos Jokodola, led the team along with some members of his staff to Ayingba in Dekina Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday.

Mr Jokodola said that the DPR would longer tolerate marketers, who had formed the habit of inflating prices of fuel, or a fuel station operating without licenses.

Daira Oil Nigeria Limited was the first to be inspected and was found guilty of over pricing and under delivering, causing customers to lose one liter of fuel in every ten liters. It was later sealed off.

Daejo Oil Nigeria Limited was equally found guilty of the same offense despite getting 33,000 of the product directly from the deport.

The owner of the station, Isah Ocheja, explained the reasons for selling beyond the price.

Salag Resources Limited and Maphine Limited were also sealed for hording while Lawharris Limited and Yusham Nigeria Limited were sealed for operating without valid license.

At the end of the operation, the Controller said that fines would be paid.

Wada Promises Agricultural Development In Kogi

wadaKogi State Governor, Idris Wada, says he will concentrate on agricultural development to empower the state’s economy if elected for a second term in office.

Governor Wada who spoke at his flag-off rally in Ayingba, Dekina Local Government Area of the state ahead of the November 21 governorship election also received into the party over 5000 decampees from the All Progressives Party (APC), in the state.

Party Chieftains, however, addressed the people on the choice to make in determining who they want as Governor in the forthcoming election.

The Kogi State PDP Chairman, Samuel Uhotu, also gave reasons why Governor Wada was made the preferred flag bearer of the party.

Kogi State Youth Allege Fake Ballot Papers In Polling Boots

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The State House of Assembly election was disrupted by some youths who alleged that the ballot papers were fake at Ayingba, a town under Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State.

The Assistant Presiding Officer of the Ijileft unit, Mr Buhari, told Channels Television that the All Progressives Congress (APC) group destroyed the ballot boxes.

The mobile policemen dispersed to Ayingba came in to arrest the situation by shooting sporadically to scare people away as the situation was going out of hand.

The Kogi State Commissioner of Police, Mr Samuel Ogunjemilusi, in company of the NNS, Lugard Commodore, DSS Director and the Army commander visited Ayingba.

The security top officials had a chat with some members of the group.

The group accused some top government officials of committing electoral malpractice. They also accused the DPO in Ayingba of compromising after collecting money.

Meanwhile, in Lokoja, Channels Television Correspondent spoke with the Kogi State Residence Electoral Commissioner, Professor Jacob Jatau, who said that the allegation levied on him was baseless.

Professor Jatau noted that he had not seen the Governor of the state since he assumed office as the Governor of  Kogi State.

Speaking on the allegation of fake ballot papers, the REC said that the ballot papers were authentic.

The Kogi State House of Assembly election started in some parts of the state as early as 8am with accreditation of electorate.

However, the turn out of people in the state was very low in most of the polling units visited by Channels Television Correspondent in Lokoja and outside the state capital.

Professor’s Son Gunned Down As Police Foil Robbery

policeA student of Kogi State University, Rumba Menebe, who is also the son of a renowned professor in the university, was shot dead by the Police during a robbery operation.

According to the State Police Commissioner, Sai’du Madawaki, who paraded the suspects, the deceased suspect with three others were alleged cultists and had gone to rob an occupant of a white house phase 11 lodge in Ayingba.

While speaking with journalists, the Commissioner, Sai’du Madawaki, said that the armed robbers engaged policemen in Ayingba and in the process one of them was shot dead.

20-year old suspect, Ugochukwu Rapheal, a 100 level student studying History and Jimoh Farouk, a 400 level student studying Mathematics claimed that they had gone out that night to buy food before the incident took place.

Another suspect, 23-year old, Babatunde Obaniro, a Mechanical Engineering student in the same university was paraded for breaking into a shop with his group to steal hand set, a crime he confessed to.

All the suspects, the Police said, will soon be charged to court after investigation.


Kogi Police Parade Illegal Merchant Navy School Commandant

Arrest Illegal Naval SchoolThe Police has paraded Commodore Allen Edema, the Proprietor and the Commandant of the illegal Nigerian Merchant Navy Maritime and Petroleum Security and Safety Corps Training School, located in Idah, Kogi State.

While parading the suspects at the State Police Headquarters, Lokoja, the Kogi State Police Commissioner, Sai’du Madawaki, said that the arrest was made possible owing to the continuation of security and crime prevention strategy of the Police in the state.

Briefing the media, Mr. Sai’du Madawaki said that all the suspects paraded would be charged to court after the completion of their investigation.

The suspect, who is the Proprietor and the Commandant of the said illegal school, was paraded in company of his deputy, Captain Reuben Maji Ojogbene. He told Channels Television how the training school started, insisting that the school was operating legally, and that what the Joint Task Force had done was illegal.

He said that the school’s top management had earlier held a meeting with the Minister for Transport on the instance of the Vice President.

The Police also paraded robbery suspects from the Kogi State University Ayingba, and other suspected robbers for allegedly involving in various criminal activities.

The Police said that they were all arrested the night they went out to rob, during which one of them was gun down by the Police.

At the Police B Division in Felele, the Police also paraded some suspects who were caught with a tanker truck of substance suspected to be crude oil. Ishaya Musa from Kaduna State, and Raphael Samson a mechanic from Anambra were caught with the truck.


DSS parades 5 Boko Haram Suspects

The Department of State Service has paraded a lecturer at the Kogi State University, Ayingba, Muhammad Nazeef and four others for allegedly running a Boko Haram cell in Kogi state.

The spokesperson of the service, Ms Marilyn Ogar, who briefed journalists, said four of the suspects were arrested in Zuba, on the outskirts of Abuja, the nation’s capital while the alleged Spiritual leader was traced to Jos, the Plateau state capital.

Ogar said the suspects were plotting to attack Igala land in Kogi state.