25 Year-Old In Police Custody For Stabbing Friend To Death

Ivy Umana, AKwa IbomThe Ogun State Police Command says it has arrested a young man, Samson Tella, for stabbing his friend, Abiodun Abdulkareem, to death on Tuesday
at Iyesi Otta, in Ado-Odo, Otta Local Government of Ogun State.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Muyiwa Adejobi, operatives attached to Onipanu Division of the Ogun State Police Command arrested the suspect after a friend reported the incident to the police

The suspect and the deceased were said to have engaged in a hot argument, before the suspect stabbed his friend with a bottle on his neck.

The victim was rushed to the hospital and confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.

The Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Mr Abdulmajid Ali, has ordered thorough investigation into the incident, as he directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the Department of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence, Eleweran Abeokuta, to take up the matter immediately.

Pipeline Vandalism: Police Confirm One Dead, One Injured In Ogun

Ogun Police on pipeline vandalismPolice have confirmed the death of a civilian during a gun battle with pipeline vandals at Ibafo area of Ogun State in southwest Nigeria.

Confirming the incident, the spokesman of the Ogun State Police Command, Mr Muyiwa Adejobi, said that another person was injured.

Mr Adejobi explained that death of the civilian occurred during a sporadic shooting between the security agents and suspected oil pipeline vandals in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of the state.

He told reporters that the assault from the suspected vandals was repelled by the security men attached to the area while assuring the residents of adequate security in the region.

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer also maintained that the situation had been put under control.

Police Nab 17 Crime Suspects In Ogun

Police in Ogun StatePolice have arrested 17 crime suspects alleged to have been involved in armed robbery, cultism and ritual killings in Ogun State.

The suspects were paraded at the State Headquarters of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital in Nigeria’s southwest region.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, Mr Muyiwa Adejobi, said that the suspects were arrested after a useful information from residents of the state.

He disclosed that among those arrested was a 30 year-old cobbler, a native of Cross River State who impersonated and disguised as a military officer to defraud some persons.

While assuring residents of adequate protection of life and property, Mr Adejobi sounded a note of warning to criminals in Ogun State to have a re-think of their action, expressing the Police’s readiness to combat crime.

Items recovered from the crime suspects include arms and ammunition, charms and a taxi cab allegedly being used by a three gang of robbers terrorising residents of Abeokuta.

Residents Call For Removal Of DPO In Sagamu

Saleh-SagamuSome residents of Sagamu in Ogun state, south west Nigeria, are demanding for the removal of a Divisional Police Officer (DPO) for an alleged extortion and illegal arrest of innocent residents of the area.

The call was made during a peaceful protest held across major streets of the town where they appealed to the state government to wade into the matter before it degenerates to a major crisis.

The protesters called on the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, to have him redeployed.

Reacting to the allegations levelled against the senior police officer, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Muyiwa Adejobi, said the allegations would be investigated and “if the officer is found culpable, he will face the consequence of his actions”.

Ogun Police Announces Restrictions On ‘Okada’ Riders

Ogun policeThe Ogun State Police Command has restricted operators of motorcycle popular known as ‘Okada’ in order to check the increasing rate of robbery, kidnapping and other criminal acts in Ijebu Ode, Sagamu and its environs.

Announcing the restriction order which takes immediate effect, the Public Relations Officer of the Police Command, Mr Muyiwa Adejobi on Friday, said that criminal activities, especially kidnapping and armed robbery has been on the increase adding that it has continued to affect the peace of the area as well as commercial activities.

While asking for the cooperation of residents in this direction, the Command, however, said violators would be made to face the full wrath of the law.

Incidents of kidnapping has been on the increase which necessitated the Command to mobilize armed policemen to the Ijebu Ode axis to maintain law and order.

Police Parades 30 Suspects, Recovers 10 Vehicles In Ogun

policeAs part of its renewed onslaught against criminals in Ogun state, south-west Nigeria, the Ogun State Police Command has arrested about 30 suspected criminals across the state, including a four-man gang of armed bandits which specialise in snatching vehicles in the state and neighboring states.

Parading the suspects at the state headquarters of the Police Force, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Muyiwa Adejobi said the arrest was made possible with useful information from members of the general public.

Among the arrested suspects are 16 suspected cultists and armed robbers.

The items recovered from them included guns, flat screen TV, arms and ammunition, ten vehicles and fabricated master keys being used by the suspects.

The PPRO informed the public that the command would not relent on the latest determination to reduce crime and criminal tendencies to the barest minimum in the state.

The suspects confessed to the crime as a 34-year-old car dealer claimed to buy the cars between 200,000 and 250,000 naira.

The command has however appealed to members of the general public whose car were stolen to approach the command with prove of evidence and claim their vehicles.

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.

Ogun State Residents Unable To Collect PVCs

Ogun stateFew hours to the general elections, thousands of residents in Ogun State are still finding it difficult to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).

A visit to some of the collection centres revealed that eligible voters who thronged those centres could not get their cards despite haven’t collected their Temporary Voter Cards.

In another development, the State Police Command has warned illegal security operatives to stay away from voting areas across the 20 Local Government Areas of the State as those found wanting would be made to face the full weight of the law.

Friday, March 27, is being observed as a work free day in Ogun State as announced by the State Government, south-west Nigeria, to allow residents who have not been able to collect their PVCs do so.

In response to this, many residents besiege collection centres but the cards were not there.

The State Police Command has expressed its readiness to work hand in hand with other security agencies during the elections.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Muyiwa Adejobi, while highlighting the level of preparedness said, adequate logistics have been put in place even at river rine areas of the State.

The command has however warned that it would not condone any act of lawlessness before, during and after the elections.

Doctors’ Strike Stalls Murder Investigation

nigerian-policeThe on going strike by medical doctors in Nigeria has stalled the plan to conduct a post-mortem on the family of five who died mysteriously in Ogun State in South-west Nigeria. 

However, a spokesman for the Ogun State Police Command, Mr Muyiwa Adejobi, said a female suspect has been arrested in connection with the crime.

Mr Adejobi told Channels Television while parading three other suspects arrested for kidnapping a former state chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Jasper Akinola, on December 24, 2013.

In Temidire Community in Abeokuta North Local Government Area  of Ogun State and in a building on number 3 Ireti Akinbode Street, five members of same family lost their lives in a mysterious circumstance. Days after the incident, residents are still in shock.

Giving the latest police report on the development, Mr Adejobi revealed that a suspect was in the police custody while an inquiry into the incident had been launched to ascertain the immediate and remote cause of the deaths.

In another development, a three-man armed robbery gang was nabbed by the command for abducting the former CAN chairman.

Among items found on them were three AK-47 rifles, five locally-made guns and pistols, pistols and charms. The Ogun State Commissioner of Police, who paraded the suspect before journalists, said the gang had been tormenting residents across the state for a long time.

By this, the police seem to be making some progress in tackling crime in the state.

Police Arrests Man For Stabbing Wife To Death

arrestThe Ogun State Police Command has arrested a man who allegedly killed his wife by stabbing her to death.

The suspect, Gbenga Ogunfolabo, 47 years, who lives in Ishara, Remo North Local Government Area of Ogun State stabbed his wife, one Bosede Ogunfolabo, 45 years, to death with a broken bottle during a fight between the suspect and his deceased wife.

It was gathered that the husband, who is a farmer, had been maltreating the deceased, a petty trader, before he eventually stabbed her to death.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Muyiwa Adejobi, said that the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Ikemefuna Okoye, has directed that the matter should be transferred to the Department of Criminal Investigation, Eleweran, Abeokuta for discreet investigation.

The Commissioner has also advised the general public to always furnish the Police with useful information to nip crime in the bud.

He assured the general public of the command’s commitment in making sure that every case reported to the Police is adequately investigated with a view to restore lost confidence and trust in the minds of the public.


Ogun: Man Beheads Two Year Old Boy After Raping Mother

Police dispatchThe Ogun State Police Command has arrested a middle age man, ‎Mahmodu Bashir, a Nigerien for beheading a two year old boy in Owode Egba area of Ogun State, South West Nigeria.

The suspect allegedly committed the crime after having a carnal knowledge of the mother of the boy, when she was easing herself in a nearby bush in Ofada town, Obafemi-Owode Local government of the state.

Eyewitness account revealed  that the suspect pounced on her with a baby tied to her back and dragged them into an uncompleted building, where he raped the woman, stabbed her and killed the boy before he severed his head.

It was gathered that someone suspected his movement, trailed him to the building but escaped and was able to rescue the woman with the headless body of the boy.

When he was arrested, the suspect led men from the Criminal Investigation Department of the State Police Command to the scene, to locate the head but was to no avail. The knife with which he perpetrated the act was only discovered at the scene.

Confirming the incident on phone, the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Muyiwa Adejobi, said that the suspect was arrested through the help of some community leader as he had fled the area to Ibafo, immediately he committed the crime.‎

Adejobi added that further investigation has  revealed that the suspect had sold the head of the boy to a woman in Ibadan, adding that the detectives from the State Police Command was on the trial of the buyer and that, ‎the command has commenced a discrete investigation on the matter.‎

Speaking with Newsmen at the scene of the crime which was stained with blood, the suspect confirmed to have raped the woman, killed her son and severed his head which he had thrown away into the bush.‎

The remains of the boy has, however, been buried while the mother has been responding to treatment at a hospital.

Suspected Ritualists Disguising As Lunatic Arrested in Ogun, Ibadan

Nigerian_Police_ForceA middle aged man has been arrested by officers of the Nigeria Police Force under the Ogun State Command in connection with an underground cell suspected to be ritualists’ operation base at Iyana Egbado village in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State, south west Nigeria.

The suspect was allegedly arrested with pieces of meat suspected to be chopped human parts in a polythene bag.

It was gathered that the suspect had attempted to kill a woman before she was rescued by a passers-by under a bridge, just about 250 meters away from the main gate of a popular cement company along the Abeokuta -Lagos expressway

The suspect, simply identified as Gbenga, was said to be a lunatic and had lived in the area since the past nine months.

He pleaded with the crowd not to kill him, asking for an opportunity to confess.

According to a report, the suspect told the mob that he belonged to a five-man syndicate among them a woman who operated in the Ewekoro axis of the state in the past nine months.

It was further gathered that police officers from the Itori police station arrived at the scene of the incident and thereafter whisked the suspect away to avoid being lynched by the mob that gathered at the scene of the incident.

Confirming the incident, the State Police spokesman, Mr Muyiwa Adejobi said the State Commissioner of Police, Ikemefuna Okoye, had ordered full investigation into the incident, but quick to ask members of the public not to take laws into their hands.

In a related development, the Oyo State Police Command arrested two suspects, who disguised as lunatics, at a suspected ritualist den.

They have confessed that they were human body parts dealers.

After a security meeting with Governor Abiola Ajimobi, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Mohammed Indabawa, said that it was not yet clear if the suspects were involved in the Soka incident.

Residents of Soka area had, last week, found decomposing human remains, skeletons and about 23 survivors inside an abandoned building dubbed the “House of Horror”.

The discovery sparked protests in the area, with protesters targeting lunatics seen around the area.

After the protest began, the government ordered the withdrawal of lunatics from major streets, with over 42 lunatics withdrawn so far in order to prevent them from further attacks.

There are also indications that forensic pathologists sent from the Force Criminal investigation Department in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, have started work on the den.

The Oyo State Security Council, after an emergency meeting on Wednesday, reaffirmed its resolve to apprehend perpetrators of the dastardly act of kidnap at the Soka area of the state capital.

Addressing journalists after the meeting headed by the state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Muhammed Ndabawa, stated that among others, preliminary investigations from the security agencies had revealed that the den of kidnappers and the activities of kidnappers in the place now tagged Evil Forest, had been in existence since about 10 years ago.