Edo Police Command Parades 96 Suspected Criminals

Edo Police Command Parades 96 Suspected CriminalsThe Edo State Police Command has paraded 96 suspected criminals arrested for cultism, kidnapping, armed robbery among other offences along with some recovered items like guns, vehicles, laptops, charms and so on.

All the arrests were made during the recent festive season.

Speaking to journalists during the parade at the state headquarters in Benin City, the Edo state capital, Commissioner for Police, Haliru Gwandu, said that the successes recorded in the various operations carried out since November 29, 2016 are largely due to the synergy between the Police and community members.

The Edo Police boss also insisted that his command has no outstanding case of kidnapping or any other related criminality.

15 Persons Remanded For Attempted Robbery in Osun

15 Persons Remanded for Attempted Robbery in OsunNo fewer than 15 persons were on Friday remanded in prison by an Osogbo Magistrate Court for alleged attempted robbery.

Handing down his verdict, Magistrate Olusola Aluko ordered the accused persons to be kept behind the bars due to the magnitude of the offense committed.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Joshua Oladosu, told the court that the accused committed the offense on December 6 at about 11:30PM at Ede road, Osun.

Oladosu said that the accused conspired together to rob innocent motorists plying Ede-Osogbo road at night.

He said that the accused persons armed themselves with dangerous weapons such as cutlasses, knives, four clubs with nails, axe, hammer, broken bottles, and charms with attempt to rob motorists.

He said the offense contravened sections 1(1) and 2(1)(a) (b)  of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provision)  Act Cap. 11 vol. 14 laws of Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the two-count charges of conspiracy and attempted robbery.

Counsel to the accused persons, Mr Bola Ige and Mrs Bose Adeyinka, applied for the bail of the accused persons, saying they were still presumed innocent until proven contrary by a law court.

The Magistrate, however, refused the bail applications by the defense counsels and ordered the accused persons be remanded in custody at Ile-Ife prison.

He, thereafter, adjourned till January 27, 2017 for mention.

The accused persons include Taiwo Adebisi, 29, Ganiyu Taiwo, 29, Aliyu Shared 35, Ahmed Laws, 22, Gabiyu Sodiq, 18, Olorunkemi Samson, 16, Abdul Kareem Lekan, 16.

Others are Waheed Hammed, 18, Adebayo Abiola, 22, Ahmed Oladosu, 16, Sefiu Kamoru, 19, Adebayo Rilwan, 16 and Ayoola Yusuf, 17, Hassan Toibu, 18 and Adebayo 18.

Police Give Scholarship To 12 Pupils, Parade Suspects In Ibadan

policeThe Oyo State Police Command has given scholarship to 12 pupils drawn from both primary and secondary schools of Police Children in Ibadan.

The new scholarship scheme was introduced by the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, for exceptional Police children and those who lost their parents on duty, as part of measures aimed at improving the welfare of Police officers in the state.

The scheme was in fulfilment of the promise made by the IGP during his visit to the state that brilliant children of Police officers and those who lost their parents in active duty would be assisted by the force through scholarships to actualise their dreams.

The Command also paraded 17 suspected criminals whose offenses range from illegal arms manufacturing, fraud to armed robbery.

Items recovered include various locally made pistols at different stages of fabrication, assorted guns, charms, vehicles, motorcycles, handsets among other exhibits.

Addressing journalists at the command headquarters in Eleyele Ibadan, the state Police Commissioner, Adeleye Oyebade, said the command has taken measures to discourage bank robbery and other forms of organised criminal activities in the state.

Kogi Police Parades 45 Criminal Suspects

policeThe Kogi State Police Command has paraded 45 suspected criminals, including a lady for alleged kidnapping, armed robbery and cattle rustling activities in the state.

Also paraded among the 45 suspects were 72-year-old Ahmed Andoke, a relative of former Minister of Justice, Mohammed Andoke, and an All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate in the last House of Assembly election for Okehi State Constituency, Idris Ozi Shuaibu, and a cripple alleged to be in custody of stolen items and financing some criminal gangs terrorizing the state.

Following the upsurge of activities of armed bandits, kidnappers, social miscreants and hoodlums in the state the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, deployed a special anti-crime task force to relocate to the state and quickly address the situation.

The State Governor, Idris Wada, has promised to give out the sum of 5 million naira to anybody with credible information that will lead to tracking down the kidnappers terrorizing the state.

On parading the suspects and their loot, the Public Relation Officer (PRO) of the force, Emmanuel Ojukwu, said the squad has in the last three weeks quickly design a template to contain the situation.

Items recovered from the suspects are: 3 faces prepaid meters, AK 47, double barrel guns, locally made Dane guns, cartridges, charms, pump action, cars, cutlasses, military camouflage uniform, ATM cards etc.

Two of the harden criminals popularly called cat and target, were said to be terrorizing people of the Okene axis and were alleged to have killed some Policemen on duty and went away with their guns, were called for questioning.

Though Journalists could not ask questions from the suspects, and this made some of the suspects protest by shouting out, while others claimed it was a  frame up.

The police said the suspects will be charged to court after the completion of their investigation, not until then, they will be under the custody of the Police.

Ogun Police Kill 4, Arrest 2 Cross Border Bandits

Ogun PoliceThe Ogun State Police Command says it has arrested 2 members involved in cross border banditry, while 4 others were killed during a gun battle with the police as they tried to rob a Bureau de Change at Itoku market, located in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.

Parading the suspects at the State Headquarters of the Ogun Anti robbery Squad in Abeokuta, the State Police Spokesman, Mr Muyiwa Adejobi, said the members of the bandits were from Niger, Benin, Ghana, Togo and other neighboring states.

Items recovered from the bandits includes  five cut to size locally made guns, one AK 47, 2 pump action guns, expended and unexpended cartridges and charms.

While assuring residents of adequate security of life and property, the police spokesman however, solicited quality information from members of the general public, in order to fight crime in the state.