Another UNIOSUN Student Killed In Osogbo

Another UNIOSUN Student Killed In OsogboA 300-level student of the department of Civil Engineering at the Osun State University, Osogbo identified as Kazeem Amodu Ige has been killed in a fight that erupted among some students of the institution on Monday evening.

Channels TV correspondent gathered from some students who spoke on condition of anonymity that Kazeem was allegedly stabbed in the chest by a 400-level student of the department of Physics Electronics of the same university, Yusuf Adekunle, also known as Stone.

The pandemonium broke out around the students’ hostel at University road in Oke-Baale area of Osogbo, capital of Osun state on Monday evening as a result of the bloody clash by the UNIOSUN students.

The reason for the fight among the students is however still uncertain.

A source told Channels Television that the deceased student was not among those fighting and that Kazeem was only trying to separate the feuding students when he was stabbed.

It was also learnt that the machete cut on Kazeem was very deep and that he was rushed to Our Lady of Fatimah Catholic Hospital, Jaleyemi area for treatment to save his life but he was confirmed dead by the doctors in the hospital.

His corpse was initially deposited at the mortuary of the same hospital for autopsy but it was later transferred to the state hospital, Asubiaro area by the authorities of the university.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Fimihan Adeoye, while confirming the incident, said he had ordered a full scale investigation into the matter and gave the assurance that the culprits would not go scot-free.

Adeoye, who spoke through the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Folasade Odoro said necessary measures have been put in place to prevent reprisal attacks among the students.

Kazeem’s killing comes at a time the UNIOSUN community is still mourning the death of a 400-level student that was kidnapped and killed by ritualists, while two male students of the university who were recently declared missing have not been found.

The Police have promised to ensure safety of lives and properties in the area.

How Driver Allegedly Led UNIOSUN Student Adebisi To Her Death For 10,000 Naira

adebisi-damilola-late-osun-varsity-studentThe Department of State Security Service (DSS) has apprehended a herbalist, simply identified as Jelili and a commercial driver, Elijah Oyebode, for allegedly kidnapping and killing a 400 Level student of Osun State University, Osogbo, Adebisi Rofiat Damilola.

The driver confessed that the herbalist, also known as Ifa (oracle), gave him the assignment to bring a young lady and get 10,000 Naira as reward.

Elijah said Adebisi boarded his vehicle from Ipetu-Ijesa to Osogbo while returning from the Ipetu-Ijesa campus of UNIOSUN where the lady was studying Science Education.

Girl Matched Specification

Adebisi, who left Ipetu-Ijesa for Osogbo on December 22, 2016, got missing along the way and her corpse was found on the roadside along Ikirun/Iragbiji road few days later.

Elijah, who spoke with reporters in Yoruba language, said: “I took her (Adebisi) from Ipetu-Ijesa. There were other passengers in my vehicle that day. The girl matched the specification that Ifa (herbalist) gave me. Ifa said I should bring a lady that has never bore a child. When I saw the student, I was very sure that she had not given birth to a child”.

“Ifa had given me a charm that I will use to hypnotise any lady that I want to bring. He said once I put the charm in my pocket, I only need to have body contact with the lady and she would be hypnotised. The charm was already in my pocket when I saw the lady and I ensured that my body touched her. From there, she didn’t know anything again.

“After dropping other passengers at the various destinations, I took the lady to Ifa at his house in Ikirun and he received her and gave me 10,000. I pity the lady when I was leaving because I knew she would not come out alive. My conscience was telling me that what I did was bad.

“When I left Ifa’s house, I went to a bush to dump the lady’s luggage which contained some clothes. Few minutes later, her phone started ringing. I knew her people must be looking for her. I took the phone to Yusuff to help me sell it. I told Yusuff that a passenger forgot the phone in my vehicle.

“The phone kept ringing and I later picked it. Yusuff told me that it was dangerous to receive the call because they could use it to trace us. I removed the SIM card and threw it away instantly to prevent her people from reaching us. We sold the phone for 20,000 Naira. We shared it 10,000 Naira each”.

While speaking with Channels Television, the herbalist denied the allegations.

He said the driver was telling lie and that Elijah was just his contract driver that he used occasionally.

Late Adebisi was a 400 Level student of Osun State University, (UNIOSUN) in Osogbo.

After her body was found on December 28, the police detectives said they were making frantic efforts to unravel the circumstances surrounding her death.

Channels Television’s correspondent in Osogbo, Bosede Sodiq, reported that Adebisi, who was studying Science Education at the Ipetu-Ijesa campus of UNIOSUN, left Ipetu to attend a programme of NASFAT society at Ikoyi a town close to Ikire before she got missing.

We Are Holding El-Zakzaky In Custody At His Will – DSS

Sheik-El-Zakzaky-ShiiteThe Department of State Security Service (DSS) says the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, is being detained at his own will.

The DSS is making the statement in defence of accusations by the council to the leader of the Shiites that his rights were being violated.

Counsel to the DSS, Mr Tijani Gazali, told reporters on Tuesday that the Shiite leader was held by security operatives at his own will and for his benefits.

Mr Gazali said: “He needs not give his consent because it is the duty of the DSS to protect every Nigerian especially one who is as vulnerable as the shite leader is at the moment”.

But in his defence, counsel to El-Zakzaky, Mr Festus Okoye, said he had not received any statement from his client that would corroborate the claims of the DSS.

He also accused the DSS of breaching the fundamental human rights of his client.

The hearing on the suit filed by the Shiite leader challenging his arrest and continued detention could not commence following the fresh issues raised by the DSS that he had been held under protective custody and not detention.

The security agency asked the court to allow it an extension of time in order to file a counter affidavit and written address on the motion on notice filed by El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zainab.

With no objections from the parties in the suit the trial judge, Justice Gabriel Kolawole, adjourned the case to July 13 for hearing and to also allow El-zakzaky’s lawyer respond to the new dimension raised by the DSS.

The embattled Shiite leader is seeking damages to the tune of two billion Naira against the Federal Government for unlawful arrest and detention.

DSS Storms Lagos Residence Of Former Director General

DSS-sssThe Department of State Service, DSS has stormed the Lagos residence of one of its former Director General, Mr. Kayode Are, evicting his family and throwing out his properties.

The DSS were reported to have pulled down the doors of the house and threw out his properties.

An action taken despite a court injunction served on Tuesday barring it from ejecting Mr. Are from his Ikoyi home.

Mr. Are was the Director General of the DSS between 1999 and 2007.

Police Details Attached To Tambuwal Restored

tambuwalThe Nigeria Police has restored security details attached to the  Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal.

The spokesman to the Speaker, Malam Imam Imam, confirmed on Wednesday that all security details (Police and SSS) attached to the office of the Speaker, have been restored.

Imam in a statement said “We wish to confirm that all security details (Police and SSS) earlier withdrawn from the office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, have been restored.

“The Policemen attached to the Speaker resumed duties few days after men of the Department of State Security (DSS) returned to their duty posts”, he said.

Imam maintained that it is the duty of the State to provide special security for certain public office holders, of which the Speaker  is one.

However, thanking Nigerians who voiced their opinion on the withdrawal, and the subsequent reinstatement of the security personnel, he also stated that no further comment would be made on the issue.

Security Chiefs To Shutdown Illegal Motor Parks In Kano

Nigerian-Army-KanoSecurity Chiefs in Kano State in north-west Nigeria have disclosed their plans to shutdown all illegal Motor parks across the state.

In a meeting with officials of various parks in the state, the Security Chiefs – the State Police Command, Department of State Security Service, Brigade Command, the Airforce Command and other Road Traffic Agencies – tried to address security issues at various parks across Kano State.

Speaking on various issues, including Motor Park security control, which comprises thorough search of passengers and their luggage, first aid measures, as well as police-park relations, which would further strengthen the security of various parks, the Chiefs stressed the need for the parks to adhere to security tips, as they were meant to ensure that parks were protected.

Two suicide bombers had recently attacked the popular Kano Line Motor park, killing about 10 people.

In a related development, the command paraded two persons suspected to have killed one person during a political rally clash in the state, with the Security Chiefs warning that would no longer be business as usual.

They stressed that all illegal park would be shutdown without any second thought.

The park Officials urged the joint Security Chiefs to continue to assist them in ensuring the safety of their passengers.

In the mean time, the Kano State Police Command said it would continue to consult and address various stakeholders on security matters in order to ensure that Kano State and Nigeria in general are peaceful.

Osun Election: APC Alleges Plan By PDP To Scuttle Rally In Ile-Ife

APC logoAhead of campaign flag-off for the reelection bid of Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, the All Progressive Congress, APC, Osun State Chapter, says it has uncovered plans by the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, to cause mayhem and scuttle its rally in Ile-Ife.

Addressing newsmen in Ile-Ife, the Chairman of APC Campaign Committee for Ife Zone, Folorunso Bamisayemi, stated that the plot to cause mayhem and prevent the party from kick-starting its rally would not hold as the APC was poised to continue the developmental programmes is has for the state.

Bamisayemi, however, said that the party has alerted the Police and the Department of State Security Service, DSS, about the plot and warned whoever was behind it to desist from such acts capable of causing chaos in the town.

He called on Osun citizens to be vigilant in the days, weeks and months ahead of the August 9 governorship election.

In a swift reaction, the state PDP Publicity Secretary, Bola Ajao, debunked the allegation against his party.

He said that if there were indeed evidences of plan to cause mayhem anywhere in the state, APC should inform the Police and other security agencies rather than run to the press.

He said that all political parties should endeavor to concentrate on issues and ensure there is peace in the State of Osun.

Nigerian Army Trains Officers On Counter-Insurgency

NIGERIAN ARMY 1A total of  103 officers  of  the Nigerian military and eleven other  security agencies  have concluded a one month training exercise on  Internal Security Management, Low Intensity Conflict and Counter Insurgency operations at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Jaji Kaduna State. 

Addressing the officers during their graduation on Friday, Commandant of the college, Air Vice Marshal John Chris Ifemeje, tasked the participants to put into proper use the skills acquired during their training,    as such  knowledge  will amount to a total waste if they fail to apply it in the conduct of counter-insurgency and internal security operations in the country.

He said in line with the college’s desire to make the training conform with  contemporary security challenges, other courses apart from the usual crowd dispersal training were introduced.

The exercise which commenced on the 8th of April was conducted in 5 main modules, and includes lecture on internal security environment and role of each security agency, as well as discussions on operational experiences of the Nigerian Armed Forces in the internal security operations.

The four-week training afforded the participants the opportunity to understand the imperatives of multi-agency cooperation in internal security and low intensity conflict management, information sharing and intelligence gathering to ensure prompt response to crises situations.

Giving the highlight of the training earlier, the Director of Joint Studies,  Brigadier General Benjamin Ahanotu said the design of the training was such that many decisions were left to the players with the aim of encouraging them to value the importance of joint consultation, sharing of information and freedom of action.

The 103 participants were drawn from the Nigerian Customs Service, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Nigerian Immigration Service, Federal Fire Service, Department of State Security Service, Defence Intelligence Agency, Nigeria Intelligence Agency and Federal Road Safety Commission.