Policeman Arrested For Shooting Corps Member, Two Others In Bayelsa

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The Bayelsa State Police Command has arrested a mobile police officer for unlawful use of his firearm, shooting a corp member and two others.

A statement released by the command on Tuesday said the suspect was arrested on the orders of the State Commissioner of Police, Uche Anozia and he is currently in detention at the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation  Department (SCID), Yenagoa, the state capital.

“The authorities of Bayelsa Police Command have arrested and taken into custody one Police Mobile Force (PMF) personnel for suspicion of Discreditable Conduct and Unlawful Use of his Firearm.

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“The suspect,  a male NCO, who was arrested on the orders of the State Commissioner of Police, CP Uche Anozia is currently in detention at the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation  Department, Yenagoa,” the statement read in part.

The incident happened on Monday, January 7, in front of a new generation bank located in Ekeki area of Yenagoa, when the police officer had an altercation with a driver of a commercial bus.

The driver of the 14-seater bus who was conveying passengers returning from the Yuletide celebration was allegedly trying to disembark passengers in front of the bank premises.

A minor disagreement ensued between the driver and the policeman, who allegedly opened fire on the occupants, shooting the driver and two other passengers including a serving corp member.

Following the shootings, pandemonium broke out as angry residents went on a rampage and destroyed the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) located in front of the bank.

The statement added that police operatives later responded to the incident and rushed the victims to the hospital and they are currently responding to treatment.

The commissioner of police condemned the shooting incident and called for calm from the citizens.

He also promised that the case will be comprehensively and speedily investigated, and all indicted persons brought to justice.

Meanwhile, the youth in the area are insisting that the policeman killed the three victims.

‘I Just Wanted To Be Different’, Sculptor Who Moulded Corps Member Explains

 

The compulsory one-year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), is a dreaded time for some but a few others, make a conscious effort to impact their immediate communities.

Arigbede Ojo is one of those. Posted to Edo State, he spent a good portion of his time, producing a masterpiece which is sure to keep him in the memories of his peers as well as superiors.

Resplendent in her NYSC kit, the masterpiece – a statue, stands at the corps’ zonal office on Ikpopkan road, in the state capital, Benin City, to the admiration of many.

“I promised myself that before I leave this one year of service, I will make sure I do something,” Ojo told Channels Television while explaining the reason behind his creation.

“I just wanted to be different from the others,” he added.

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While many continue to appreciate his works, Ojo explained that the road has not been easy, despite his evident passion for the arts.

Funding and all the necessary support according to him, have been a challenge not just for him, but for other upcoming artists.

He says, however, that he has always managed through and one day he hopes to own one of the best sculpting academies in the world.

Ojo went on to thrill Channels Television’s correspondent with a live sculpting of popular businessman and billionaire, Femi Otedola.

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Lagos CP Leads Operation To Rescue Kidnapped Corps Member In Epe

The victim, Onyiwara Faith, at a hospital shortly after she was rescued by the police. Inset: Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu.

 

 

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, has coordinated a rescue operation of one Onyiwara Faith, a corps member serving at ABC Farm, Ilamija Nla Village in the Epe axis of the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Bala Elkana, disclosed this in a statement forwarded to Channels Television on Tuesday.

He explained that Faith was abducted on Friday last week while on her way to attend the Community Development Service (CDS) meeting at Ilamija.

The abductors were said to have demanded a ransom of N50 million but later reduced it to N400,000 from the farm manager to be dropped at Ijebu Ososa area.

But Elkana stated that no ransom was paid while the police swung into action.

An operation led by Odumosu led to Faith’s rescue at about 2.20 am on Tuesday in a swamp forest around Ilamija Nla in Epe after a gun battle.

“The kidnappers’ ring leader – Moses Ofeye, 31 years old from Ondo State of Ijaw origin – was arrested with gun wounds.

“The victim was taken to hospital for medical attention due to the shock and trauma she experienced and long-distance trek,” the command’s spokesman said.

He noted that the victim is in stable condition and has been handed over to the Lagos State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and her family.

Corps Member Serving With Channels TV Dies In Shiite, Police Clash

Corps Member Serving With Channels TV Dies In Shiite, Police Clash

 

A member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) serving with Channels Television, Precious Owolabi, is dead.

The 23-year-old died of a gunshot wound he sustained while covering the clash between the police and the Shiite protesters on Monday in Abuja.

The management and staff of Channels Television are greatly saddened by the untimely and unfortunate death of such a promising journalist.

They pray that God will grant his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss, and avail his soul eternal rest.


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One Corps Member Dead, 19 Others Injured In Taraba Accident

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A corps member serving in Taraba State has died following a road accident involving some vehicles.

Nineteen others including a local government inspector also sustained various degrees of wounds as a result of the incident which occurred on Monday.

Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in the state, Florence Yaakugh, confirmed the crash and figures to Channels Television on Tuesday.

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She said, “It was a minibus that had a head-on collision with a Toyota Hiace bus conveying the corps members to Sarduna Local Government Area of the state for their primary assignments.”

“The accident, according to some eyewitnesses, occurred when the minibus was attempting to overtake two trailers at a time, but could not make it leading to the accident.”

Yaakugh explained that the incident occurred after the mandatory three weeks orientation course, at a location just less than a kilometre away from the orientation camp.

According to her, the injured victims were rushed to the Federal Medical Center in Jalingo, the state capital.

“Right now, am preparing for the burial of one of the corps members who passed on yesterday (Monday); all others have been discharged from the hospital except five who are still receiving treatment at the FMC Jalingo,” the NYSC coordinator disclosed.

She added, “It is not an easy moment for me and the entire NYSC in Taraba State.”

Police Rescue Five Abducted Corps Members In Imo

The Imo State Police Command has rescued five corps members who were kidnapped in the state on Wednesday.

The corps members were abducted on their way to Rivers and Akwa Ibom states.

Commissioner of Police in Imo State, Dasuki Galadanchi, told journalists in Owerri, the Imo State capital, that the corps members were kidnapped along Owerri-Port Harcourt Expressway and taken to the Umuapu forest in the Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State.

The kidnappers had established contact with the families of the corps members and demanded N5m ransom.

The CP, however, explained that, through intelligence gathering, the operatives of the Counter Terrorism Unit of the command rounded up the kidnappers and rescued the victims from the forest.

NYSC Member Dies In Bauchi Canoe Accident

 

A member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Thursday drowned in a boat accident in Gubi Dam in Bauchi State.

The corps member, 26-year-old Joseph Adebayo, who was attached to the state board of Internal Revenue, is said to have boarded the canoe along with two other corps members on their way to a picnic to celebrate the end of their service year.

The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Kamal Abubakar in a statement, said the other corps members were rescued by villagers who were fishing in the dam while the body of the deceased was later recovered on Friday morning.

The body of the victim has been deposited at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa teaching hospital mortuary for medical examination while the police commences an investigation into the incident.

Atiku Commends Buhari For Assisting Blind Corps Member

Atiku Commends Buhari For Assisting Blind Corps Member
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar (file)

 

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for pledging to assist a visually-impaired National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, Okenala Ahmed.

Mr Atiku gave the commendation in a tweet on Thursday, two days after Ahmed and some other corps members visited President Buhari in Daura, Katsina State.

The former Vice President who has been criticising the present administration noted that the President’s gesture comes less than six months to the general elections.

He, however, said making the promise would have been unnecessary if the Federal Government had invested more in the health sector.

The presidential aspirant said, “I commend President Muhammadu Buhari for paying medical bills of a blind corps member 5 months to the 2019 election, but I remind him that if he had invested the public funds he spends on his London medicals on public healthcare, he wouldn’t need to do this.”

Atiku’s reaction comes one day after the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, revealed the gesture in a statement.

Shehu had said that 28-year-old Ahmed, a graduate of Insurance from the Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara State, was among the corps members who paid Sallah homage to President Buhari as part of activities to mark the Eid-El-Kabir celebrations.

President Buhari Hosts Corps Members In Daura
President Muhammadu Buhari with some corps members at his home in Daura, Katsina State on August 21, 2018.

 

In the course of the President’s interaction with the corps members, he revealed that the Corps Liaison Officer, Jibrin Ishak, appealed for assistance for their physically challenged member.

The presidential aide said President Buhari promised to undertake the cost of medical care and treatment of Ahmed, who is an Economics NYSC teacher at the Government Day Senior Secondary School, Daura.

Senate Investigates Alleged Killing Of Corps Member By Police

Senate Investigates Alleged Killing Of Corps Member By Police
(File) Senate President Bukola Saraki speaks during a plenary at the Senate Chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja.

 

The Senate has resolved to investigate the death of a corps member who was allegedly shot by a police officer in Abuja.

The lawmakers made the resolution on Thursday while deliberating on the matter during proceedings in the upper chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja.

Senator Atai Aidoko cited Orders 42 & 52 to draw the attention of the Senate to the death of the lady identified as Linda on Tuesday.

According to him, Nkechi was on her way home in the early hours of the day when she was shot and was later rushed to a hospital in the Federal Capital Territory.

The lawmaker lamented that the deceased would have still been alive if not for the medical officers who rejected to treat her because they needed a police report.

Another member, Senator Mao Ohuabunwa, stressed the need to call the police to order saying he could only imagine the kind of trauma the family of the deceased would be going through.

“We must ensure that the bill that directs hospitals to treat patients without waiting for a police report is made a priority,” he said.

Also condemning the incident, Senate President Bukola Saraki wondered how a police officer could have mistakenly shot in such a way that would lead to the death of the victim.

He also faulted the refusal of the hospital authorities to treat the victim without a police report despite the law prohibiting such action.

“We have passed this Compulsory Treatment and Care of Victims of Gunshots Act, and the President assented to it on December 30, 2017,” the Senate President recalled.

He added, ”If they treated her, she would not have bled to death. Until we start holding people accountable for these kinds of incidents, they will not stop. Is it that they are not well-informed? Is it that they were not aware that such a law exists? There are a number of issues that we need to address.”

The lawmakers further resolved the observe a minute’s silence for the deceased and mandated the Committee on Youth and Sports to investigate the killing.

They also mandated the Committee on Health to investigate the non-treatment of the patient, while the Committee on Police Affairs was directed to investigate the cause of the incident.

The three committees were asked to report back to the Senate in two weeks.

Senator Saraki further thank the lawmaker who raised the motion, saying the life of every Nigerian matter, especially the young ones who are just about to start their lives and careers.

“This is a loss that could have been avoided. We must continue to show that we will continue to defend our people and defend them here,” he said.

Ogun Police Arrest Man For Killing Corps Member

The Ogun state police command has arrested a 29-year-old driving instructor in Ogun state for raping and killing a 23-year-old female corps member serving in the state.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Ahmed Iliyasu, said the suspect lured the corps member, under the guise of issuing her a driving permit before he forcefully raped and eventually killed her.

Subsequently, the Police began investigations when the State NYSC authorities issued a letter declaring the batch A corps member missing on December 9.

Speaking to security officers and journalists, the suspect, however, confessed to having committed the crime. Subsequently, her lifeless body was identified in a bush in Odeda local government area of the state.

The CP, while assuring that justice will be done, charged members of the general public to be more security conscious.
Ogun Police Arrest Man For Killing Corps Member

He also promised that all stakeholders would do everything possible to ensure that Ogun state would not be a comfort zone for criminals henceforth.

Corps Member Dies Of Lassa Fever In Cross River

Lassa Fever, Plateau State, Kamshak KundenThe Cross River State Ministry of Health has confirmed the death of one corps member, Onwuegbuzie Stanley Samuel, who had served in Obubura Local Government Area of the State from Lasa Fever.

According to the Ministry, the late Stanley who was an indigene of Delta State became ill about a week ago and was admitted at the Ogoja General Hospital after being treated for Malaria.

Addressing journalists in Calabar, the State Capital, the Commissioner for Health, Dr Asibong Inyang, said Samuel later got transferred to the University of Calabar Hospital where he died following a diagnosis of the disease.

Dr Asibong gave the assurance that the ministry is on top of the situation and the state government had taken steps to avert a recurrence.

NYSC Member Bags Automatic Job Placement

nysc, Corps MembersThe Bayelsa State Government has awarded an automatic employment to a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mr Endurance Aimuan, for emerging the overall best corps member of the 2016 Batch A service year in the state‎.

Aimuan, who is a graduate of the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, embarked on 16 sustainable Development projects in Otuogidi and Ogbia communities of Ogbia Local Council Area.

One of such projects, was the rehabilitation of a kilometre road and Cultivation of a Cassava Farm for the widows in the area.‎

He also constructed a wooden public toilet and one bathroom at the community, donated insecticide treated mosquito nets to indigenes of the area, and initiated sizeable cassava farms for widows in the area among other lofty projects.‎