Building Foundation Excavators Unearth Bullets In Agulu

Police-taking-out-bullets-from-the-foundationA startling cache of bullets have been evacuated from the earth in Agulu, Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State in Nigeria’s south-east region.

The bullets were discovered while the foundation of a building project for a community member was being dug.

The Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr Sam Okaula, said several buckets were unearthed and that there were still some left which were yet to be brought to the surface.

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The bullets appear to have been underground for years

Mr Okaula told reporters that investigation had commenced to determine who buried the arms and the reason behind it.

After the discovery, disquiet crept into Agulu, with villages worried about their safety.

At the scene of the discovery, while a worker evacuates the bullets, the State Commissioner of Police said investigation would also focus on when the bullets were acquired and who bought and buried the arms.

Mr Okaula urged residents to provide relevant information that would aid investigation, while also assuring them of the commitment of the police to battling criminality.

He said that the a high powered surveillance would be put in the area to ensure the police got to the root of the matter.

Meanwhile members of the community have said they were in the dark as to who purchased and buried them.

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.

Ojuelegba Container Accident Suspect Arrested, Says Lagos CP

CP-Lagos-owoseniThe Lagos State Commissioner of Police (CP), Fatai Owoseni, said on Monday that the person suspected to be responsible for a recent trailer accident that occurred at Ojuelegba, in Lagos State, has been arrested and charged.

The CP said that the owner of the truck was also in Police custody.

According to him, the suspect is said to be charged for contravention of traffic laws and manslaughter.

Speaking to Channels Television, Mr Owoseni stated that one of the best ways to prevent such occurrences was to twist-lock the container on the truck.

He also said that other measures would be to ensure that containers that are not twist-locked do not leave the port.

“We won’t even allow those trucks that are carrying containers that are not twist-locked to get out of the port”.

The Police Commissioner further said that plans were on to establish a collaboration with the Ports Authority and other stakeholders, to check the tonnage of the trucks before they carry equipment.

 

Attack On Lawmakers Ploy To Make State Ungovernable – Oshiomhole

oshiomhole_speaksEdo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole has described the attack on the legislative quarters in Benin City, the state’s capital, as a dangerous ploy by some people in the state to make it ungovernable.

Governor Oshiomhole made the statement on Saturday at the premises of the quarters during an on-the-spot assessment tour of the quarters.

The governor arrived at the scene of the attack hours after the attack by the unknown hoodlums left about 30 cars destroyed and the building riddled with bullets.

After the attack, some of the lawmakers told Channels Television that the gunmen came in the morning, over-powered the security men at the premises gates to gain access.

They said the hoodlums attempted to gain entrance into some of the houses with an obvious intent to kill, as they were shooting sporadically in the air and at the buildings.

There have been factional crises in the State’s House of Assembly.

It started after four lawmakers were suspended for gross misconduct and other allegations.

Nigeria Police Arrest 20 Kidnappers In Anambra

Police dispatchOfficers of the Anambra State Police Command have arrested 20 suspected kidnappers within one week of its ‘Operation Clear All’ aimed at ridding the state of criminals.

The operation is against kidnappers and armed robbers who in the recent times have made life uncomfortable for people in in the State.

The police also recovered sophisticated arms and ammunition, 9,000 live cartridges and bags of Indian hemp from the suspects.

Addressing reporters on the development, the state Commissioner of Police, Usman Gwary, announced a continuous manhunt on kidnappers and armed robbers until Anambra becomes safe and peaceful.

He warned kidnappers to desist from the act, reminding them that the death penalty awaits perpetrators of such crime when found guilty after prosecution.

At the headquarters of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, (SARS) in Awkuzu, the arms on display, recovered from able bodied young men who chose to live crook, spoke volume of the weight of the arrest made.

They were all arrested within one week and in different locations as they flee areas of crime once they obtain the ransom demanded.

The State Commissioner of Police identified their areas of specialty and mode of operation while reeling out the arms recovered from the criminal suspects. He maintained that the war would not stop until criminality in all shades and form is caged in the state.

While some of them bowed their heads in shame, one known as “Nwa Jesus” (son of Jesus) did not only self-confessed his crime but was unscathed of the consequences of his actions.

He told the story of his escapades and how he collected 10 million Naira in his last operation

Reacting to the latest development, having spear headed the formation of a Joint Security Task Force, the state governor, Willie Obiano, assured the police of his support, as they work to secure the state.

While the police paraded the suspected kidnappers, the State Department of Security Services (DSS), also paraded four car snatching suspects in the command headquarters in Awka.

These recent developments, the people say, will go a long way to restore the confidence of the people in the security agents in the state as well as the government of the day.