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.

Police Arrest Family Of Suspected Kidnappers In Osun State

Police, Kidnappers, OsunPolice have arrested a family gang of suspected kidnappers for allegedly abducting a 5-year-old boy in Osun State, southwest Nigeria.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Fimihan Adeoye, paraded the suspects at the command headquarters in Osogbo, the state’s capital.

Mr Adeoye disclosed that the boy was said to have been kidnapped on December 22 at Ipetu-ijesha, and was released upon the payment of 550,000 naira ransom by his parents, after five days in the kidnappers’ den.

He said the gang comprised of a mother who claimed to be a prophetess, her daughter and her husband.

According to the Police Commissioner, also in the gang were the younger brother of the prophetess and his pregnant wife with one other suspect at large.

He also paraded a 72-year-old man, Idris Ajao, for being in possession of a human skull purportedly severed from a corpse at a cemetery in Ipetu Ijesa area of the state.

Mr Adeoye said the septuagenarian confessed to the crime and was helping the police with information in order to arrest his abettor.

The suspect, who told reporters that he had once been arrested for the same offence 26 years ago, said he sells a skull for 10,000 naira.

The police boss attributed the successes recorded so far to the resolve of the command to rid Osun State of criminal elements and other illegal activities.

While advising members of the public to be weary of the people around them, he assured them that the command would not relent in its efforts to ensure a peaceful and secured state.

Osun Community Appeases Gods After Barber Commits Suicide

Nigerian To Be Executed In Singapore, Clemency Appeal RejectedResidents of Oke-Itase area in Ile -ife, Osun State were thrown into confusion when the lifeless body of a 35-year-old man, Sunday Onifade, was found hanging on the iron rod of the ceiling fan in his living room.

The deceased, who was a barber, was believed to have committed suicide by hanging himself, but the reason for his decision could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report. His perplexed relatives refused to speak on the incident.

The younger brother of the deceased, Omotayo Onifade, was said to have proceeded to the ‘A’ Division Police Headquarters in Ife to report the death of his elder brother.

He explained that family members were shocked when they saw Sunday hanging on the ceiling fan.

Mr Folasade Odoro, a spokesman for the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Fimihan Adeoye, confirmed the incident.

The police chief said investigation had commenced on the matter.

Channels Television’s correspondent, Bosede Sodiq, in Osun State learnt that necessary rites and rituals have started taking place in the house to appease the gods over the incident so as to prevent incessant death among members of the family and the community as believed by the yoruba tradition.

Another Missing Student Of Osun University Found Dead

adebisi damilola mission student of osun universityA 400 Level student of Osun State University, (UNIOSUN) in Osogbo, Adebisi Damilola, who has been missing in the last couple of days has been found dead.

Police detectives say they are making frantic efforts to unravel the circumstances surrounding her death.

Channels Television’s correspondent in Osogbo, Bosede Sodiq, reports that Rofiat who was studying Science Education at the Ipetu-Ijesa campus of UNIOSUN left Ipetu on Thursday to attend a programme of NASFAT society at Ikoyi a town close to Ikire and that her whereabouts was unknown since then.

A source, who asked not to be mentioned, said “Rofiat left Ipetu-Ijesha on Thursday. She was supposed to be at a NASFAT programme at Ikoyi, not far from Ikire. We have been looking for her since Thursday. We just received a phone call that Rofiat’s body was found somewhere around Iragbiji”.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Fimihan Adeoye, confirmed the incident and assured the parents of the girls that the perpetrators would be apprehended and brought to book.

He said the remains of the deceased student had been deposited in the mortuary for autopsy and that her family had been notified.

Channels Television also gathered that the father of the deceased student died recently and that the family was still mourning when Rofiat was also sent to her early grave by unknown killers.

Mourners have been thronging the residence of the deceased at Ilesa Garage in Osogbo to console Rofiat’s mother.

Some students, especially the friends of late Rofiat and some staff of UNIOSUN, have visited the house to sympathise with the family.

The management of the university has also sent a delegation to visit the family of the deceased student and commiserate with the parent.

Meanwhile, two final year students of the same university, Samuel Eke and Akinduro Robert who were declared missing since September 5 have not been found. The Commissioner of Police said their disappearance was still under investigation.

Police have arrested and arraigned a student of the university, Adedamola Olagoke, before a Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo for kidnapping saying he communicated with the missing students last before their disappearance.

Police Promise Osun Community Tighter Security After Robbers’ Threat

The Commissioner of Police in Osun State, Mr Fimihan Adeoye, has met the people of Kelebe communities, to sensitize them on the necessary moves required to scuttle the plans of the armed robbers who had threatened to strike in the community.

Mr Adeoye, who visited the communities along with the officers in charge of Criminal Investigation Department and the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, the Osogbo Area Commander and the Police Public Relation Officer, assured the people of Kelebe communities of adequate security.

The CP also visited the palace of the traditional ruler of Kelebe, as well as the house of the Chairman of landlord’s association, where he discussed security tips with stakeholders in the communities and told them to always call the Police whenever they notice any suspicious movement.

Furthermore, he advised the traditional ruler and the chairman of the landlords association, to ensure that the bushes in the uncompleted buildings in the communities are cleared so that it would not serve as hideout for criminals.

“I am here today to make it clear to you people that the Police is always ready and alert to attend to all sensitive issues that relate to the security of the people of Osun state‎.

“We are well aware of the tension among the people of Kelebe now, but I want you to know that the Police is ready to ensure that lives are not lost and properties are well secured.

“The Police remain the friend of the people at all times. Please if you observe any suspicious move, just get in touch with the Police and we will get the person arrested.

“We are ever ready to serve you all the time. Your safety is paramount to us,” CP Fimihan emphasised.

While the people of the area commended the Commissioner of Police for his quick intervention, traditional ruler of Kelebe Community complained that the Otaefun Police Division was too far from Kelebe and demanded for a police post at Kelebe community.

A letter supposedly written by armed robbers was circulated in the area, two weeks before the CP’s visit, notifying the residents of the community about a proposed visit by the armed robbers.

The letter stirred up tension in the Kelebe communities as some of the residents had started relocating from the area because of the impending robbery attack.

Anambra Police Tour Prisons And Motherless Babies’ Homes

Anambra policeThe Police in Anambra State have vowed to prove their friendliness with a visit to the prison and some Motherless babies homes in the state, to contribute towards their upkeep and welfare.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fimihan Adeoye, who led the charity delegation, said that the idea to extend love to the less privileged and prisoners is borne out of the need to put smiles on their faces and help strengthen their confidence that they are not abandoned.

It was also done to foster community policing as it is not only about crimes and arresting criminals.

The Police delegation first visited the Awka Prison with food items and provision where the Prisons Deputy Comptroller, Matthew Kalu, was on hand to receive the guests.

From the Prisons, the charity delegation headed for Tender Love Motherless Babies Home in Amenyi, Awka where they also presented food items and provisions for the upkeep of the children.

The Deputy Commissioner called on other well meaning people of the state to support these groups of people in the society, as it will not only improve their living condition, but will create a sense of belonging in them.

The visit also afforded them the opportunity to interact with the children and the caregivers to find out what their needs and challenges were.

Visiting Model Community Children’s Home and Day Care Center at Real Estate, Awka, owned by the state government, the children were also presented with food items.

The Coordinator of the Center expressed appreciation to the Police for their presence of mind for the less privileged.