Nigeria Police Warns MASSOB Against Inciting Pronouncements

policeThe Nigeria Police Force has warned all members of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and its affiliate to desist from any activity or pronouncements that will breach peace and public order.

The Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Zone 9, Usman Gwarry, stated this in Owerri, the Imo State capital, during a one-day familiarization tour to the Imo State Police Command.

Mr Gwarry warned that any person or group under any disguise of MASSOB or related organization found causing chaos will be dealt with severely, as the Nigerian Police will not give room for hooliganism or any act of criminality in the south east.

He urged all officers in the Zone to be of good conduct in the discharge of their duties, especially on matters that affect the civil public.

The Commissioner of Police (CP) in Imo State, Taiwo Lakanu, also enumerated some of the achievements of the command within the few weeks he has taken over as the CP in the state

He maintained that necessary measures and actions have been put in place to combat the menace of kidnapping, armed robbery, child trafficking and car theft.

Police Arrest Armed Robbers In Kano

Police The Kano State Police Command has arrested 37 suspected armed robbers and recovered 39 stolen motor vehicles across Kano State.

Addressing a news conference, the state’s Police Commissioner, Mr Aderinle Shinaba, told journalists that 22 of the suspects were already charged to court while 15 of them are still undergoing investigation.

Items recovered, according to the command, include 2 AK-47 rifles with 24 rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition with 2 magazines, one English pistol with 7 rounds of 7mm live ammunition, 8 locally made pistols with 17 cartridges. One pump action and Dane gun were all recovered.

The command has also raided various criminal hideouts and black spots across the state and in the process arrested 146 suspected criminals.

Exhibits such as housebreaking implements, machetes, dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp, suck and die as well as other incriminating items were recovered.

Two men were also arrested in possession of 30 stolen vehicles. They have confessed to have bought and sold stolen cars and organized car theft within Kano and environs.

While appreciating the timely information they received from the citizens of Kano State, the command has also handed over the stolen vehicles to their rightful owners.

Police Bust Robbery Gang, Recover 17 Stolen Vehicles, Guns

Nigeria PolicePolice Detectives attached to the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, (FSARS) Force CID Annex, Lagos say they have recovered 17 stolen vehicles, guns and other items from a deadly armed robbery gang and have secured the arrest of key members of the group.

The Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Frank Mba made the announcement on Monday, noting that the arrest came following a “discreet, sustained and painstaking investigation” by detectives. According to him, the exotic vehicles recovered had been stolen from different parts of the country.

Also recovered from the gang were two (2) locally made single barrel pistols and assorted ammunition.

“The Police commenced Investigations into the activities of this notorious gang, which specialized in the robbery of state of the art cars and selling same to unsuspecting members of the public, following a petition by one of their victims who complained that he was robbed of two vehicles and other valuables on the 27th of June, 2013 at his Ile-Ife home.”

Consequently, the arrest of one Omoniyi Ajewole, a 28-year old male from Ilesha and his evidence upon interrogation led to the arrest of other suspected gang members namely: 20 year-old Oluseye Idowu Jacob, who is also from Ilesha in Osun state, Oluwadamilare Rasaki, Ajisafe Olawale, Ogunniyi Sunday, Tolani Babatunde aka Biggy, Abubakar Umar aka Barry, Odeyemi Itunnu aka Gomina and Ayodeji Olumudi.

While commending the Police detectives for their commitment, diligence and professionalism which led to the breakthrough and subsequent recovery of the stolen items, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Abubakar enjoined the citizens to continue to support the Police with relevant information, calling on all those who had lost their vehicles in the recent past to come forward with their proof of ownership so as to reclaim them.

Meanwhile, all the suspects connected with the crime will soon be arraigned before a competent court of law for criminal charges to be preferred against them.

The spokesman has requested citizens who lost their vehicles to come forward with proof of ownership.

ANNEXURE ‘A’ LIST OF RECOVERED VEHICLES

· Toyota Highlander Jeep Model 2008 with Reg. No.   GWA-489-BC,

· One Toyota Matrix car Model 2007, Reg. No. RSH-196-DA and other personal effects belonging to the victim.

· One Toyota RAV-4 Jeep with Reg. No. EPE-477-AC,

· Two unregistered Toyota Highlander Jeeps,

· Two unregistered Toyota Saloon Cars, 2012 model,

· One unregistered Toyota Camry 2009 model,

· One Toyota Avensis Saloon Car with Reg. No. EKY-989-AX,

· One M/Benz E-Class 350 Series with Reg. No. LND-919-EC,

· One Honda Accord Coupe with Reg. No. EKY-857-CH,

· One Toyota Camry car with Reg. No. YEN-902-SY.

· Others are one Toyota Highlander with Reg. No. GWA-489-BC,

· One Toyota Camry with Reg. No. AKD-882-AC,

· One unregistered Sienna Bus and

· One unregistered Toyota RAV-4 2009 model.

Police Nabs Driver-Turned-Thief Trying To Sell Car Worth 4 Million

NigerianPoliceThe long arm of the law has caught up with a 25-year old driver named Kehinde Ajayi who stole his boss’ car in Akure and was about to sell it in Lagos.

The thief was said to have stolen the Honda Accord car otherwise known as “Evil Spirit” with plate number: MUS 328 BZ where it was parked at the premises of a church in Akure and driven it to Lagos.

He had used a small knife to remove the number plates on the car which also had in it the owner’s personal belongings – laptop computer, phones and documents.

The car owner, a female lecturer in a tertiary institution in Ondo State, who chose to remain anonymous, reported the theft on June 2 at the Okuta- Elerinla, Akure Division of the Nigeria Police Force, Ondo State Command.

Detectives were able to locate the car with the aid the car tracking device on it.

According to the detectives who effected the arrest, the thief was caught in Bode Thomas area of Surulere in Lagos where his attempt to sell the car worth 4 million Naira for just 1 Million Naira failed.

Lamenting his action, Kehinde told reporters that he decided to steal the car after considering what to do in order to make it in life.

He pleaded for mercy and forgiveness from God and his boss, the owner of the car.

The spokesman for the Ondo State Police Command, ASP Wole Ogodo, appealed to members of the public to always ensure they employ people that are trusted, stressing the need  for a surety for such employees.

Police said the suspect would be charged to court as soon as possible.