Police In Rivers Rescue Remaining 7 Oil Workers From Kidnappers

Police, Delta State, Eid el KabirLess than 24 hours after three victims escaped, the remaining seven oil workers of the 14 kidnapped on September 2 along Omoku/Elele axis of Rivers State have been rescued by the State Police Command.

Confirming the rescue of the oil workers, spokesman for the police in the state, Nnamdi Omoni, in a statement said the police smashed the hoodlums in the early hours of Sunday and rescued the abducted.

According to him, no ransom was paid.

The victims are currently receiving medical attention at an undisclosed hospital.

By this rescue all 14 kidnapped oil workers are out of captivity.

The Police Command in the state, however, is still investigating the circumstances surrounding the kidnap.

Kidnapping is gradually increasing in Nigeria, something economic analysts had predicted, just as the nation’s economy slipped into with.

Something that was common in the Niger Delta region where oil workers were mostly the target has spread to other states of the nation.

On Sunday in Lagos, gunmen kidnapped four residents of Isheri area.

Hours after they were taken, the kidnappers asked the families to pay 300 million Naira each, before they could be released.

The abductors, who established contact with the families earlier on Sunday, said the captives would be released once the monies were deposited at a designated point.

Meanwhile the police have assured the families that they were on a massive manhunt for the kidnappers.

The Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Mr Ahmed Iliasu, told Channels Television that a combined team of 30 policemen had been deployed to the area in search of the kidnapped residents.

New Police Commissioner Pledges Safer Ogun State

Police, Ogun State, Hammed Iliyasu, Abdulmajid AliThe new Commissioner of Police in Ogun State, Hammed Iliyasu, has promised a paradigm shift in the way security of life and property is being handled in the state.

Mr Iliyasu made the pledge in his address to staff of the Ogun State Police Command when he assumed duty in Abeokuta, state capital in southwest Nigeria.

He solicited for better understanding between the Police and other security agencies operating in the state.

Before his appointment as Ogun CP, Iliyasu was the Deputy Commandant of the Police Staff College, Jos.

He replaced the former Commissioner of Police, Abdulmajid Ali, who has been promoted and is now the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 2, which comprises of Lagos and Ogun states.

Meanwhile AIG Ali has also given his road map for the security of both states, especially in the face of the recent suspected militants’ invasion of some communities in the state.

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.

Police Commissioner In Ogun Builds Orphanage In Home Town

Ogun Police commissionerOgun State Commissioner of Police, AbdulMajid Ali, has commissioned a four million Naira ultra-modern orphanage in Kontagora Local Government Area of Niger State, his home town.

Mr Ali donated the facility to both the State and the Local Governments for the day-to-day running of the edifice.

He handed over the facility after official commissioning of the project by Mr Shehu Umar Danyaya, Secretary to the State Government, who represented the State Governor, Mr Abubakar Sani Bello.

The Police Boss stated that his decision to build the multi-million Naira edifice was an attempt to give back to the society, which he said that made him what he was.

Mr Ali also said that the building was in fond memory of his late daughter, Miss Mujidat, a 200 Level student of Igbinedon University, Okada, Edo State, who died some years ago in an auto crash within the campus of the private university.

He said: “I am a Civil Servant, I am specifically a Police officer and it is not something out of context to give back to the society that has contributed immensely to what I am today.

“However, it is a challenge to the present day politicians not only in Niger State, but the country as a whole to let them show more to the yearnings of the society, especially to the less privilege people in the society”.

He also mentioned that the governors of Ogun and Imo States, Ibikunle Amosun and Rochas Okorocha respectively were part of the project’s success.

“This one is just my own contribution, especially the small one I can do and I promise that I will continue to do more the way I have started this one.

“I am retiring to my farm, after my service in the Nigeria Police Force with the view to going home and staying calm, because I do not want to be part of any political association or group,” Ali said.

“Yes, one has to come back to his hometown because I started from here and even though I am to come back after the Service and it is better to put a solid Foundation for yourself when you are still agile,” he said.

The ceremony was attended by the Emir of Kontagora, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Saidu Namaska, Col.Sani Bello (Rtd) and a former Deputy Inspector General of Police (Rtd), Nuhu Aliyu, among other prominent citizens.

Cultists Renounce Membership, Get Pardon In Ogun

OgunThe government of Ogun State has granted pardon to some persons who renounced their membership to different cult groups.

The 25 cult members including students of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye and artisans were given amnesty by the Ogun State Police Command on the instruction of the State government.

While addressing them at a ceremony, the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Abdulmajid Ali, warned youths against drug abuse and bad gangs identified to be the root cause of cultism.

Also launching the re-branded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Mr Ali warned officers and men of the command against excessive use of force, human rights violation and misuse of firearms which had resulted in the loss of many innocent lives.

The Commanding Officer of the Ogun State SARS, Bode Ojajuni, expressed optimism that the improvement would aid efforts to tackle insecurity in the state, such as the menace of armed robbery and kidnapping among others.

Cult activities in and around Ago-Iwoye in Ijebu-North Local Government of Ogun State in southwest Nigeria have led to loss of many innocent lives in recent times while robbery activities have been on the increase.

Ogun Police Rescue 26 Children From Suspected Human Traffickers

police-on suspectsThe Ogun State Police Command has rescued 26 children from three suspected human traffickers at Ibafo area of Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of the state.

The three traffickers, alongside 26 innocent under-aged children were paraded at the state headquarters of the Police Command in Abeokuta, the state capital.

The State Commissioner of Police, Abdulmajid Ali, said that the children, who were rescued at Ibafo, were taken from Kano State.

The CP said that investigations were being carried out by the command to ascertain the motives for which the children were brought to the southwest, especially at a time when children are being used as suicide bombers by the Boko Haram members.

20 Months Old Baby Declared Stolen In Ogun

babyA 20-month-old baby has been reported stolen in Akorede Estate of Abeokuta North Local Government Area of Ogun State in south-west Nigeria, during his niece’s naming ceremony on Sunday.

Although the whereabouts of the young boy is yet unknown, a middle aged herbalist has been linked to the kidnap of the young boy.

Elizabeth Ogundele, the 26-year-old mother of the toddler, said she was assisting her brother’s wife in preparation for the ceremony when she noticed her son was missing.

“I was helping my brother’s wife get ready for the ceremony when I noticed that my son was missing.

“I searched for him in and around the house because some tenants said they saw him playing ball, but he was nowhere to be seen.

“I ran outside the house into the community still searching and that was when I encountered two guys at Chief Ifayemi’s house.

“I asked if they had seen my son, they denied and started giggling, so I left,” she explained.

Confirming the incident, the state Commissioner of Police, Abdulmajid Ali, has promised thorough investigation into the misery surrounding the whereabouts of the young boy, promising to bring the culprit to book.

He said: “Actually a two-year-old boy was kidnapped yesterday, but the site that was discovered has no relationship with the boy and other human parts that were found at the site.

“Already we have commenced investigation on the matter,‎ and we will let you see what really happened when we finish our investigation”.

Meanwhile, Police in the state has continued to maintain its presence in the area to forestall any possible breakdown of law and order.

Police Warn Personnel In Ogun Against Extra-judicial Killing

Ogun Police Warns Personnel Against Extra Judicial KillingThe Ogun State Police Command has warned men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force in the state against extra-judicial killings.

The order is coming just as the Command cautioned on the use of firearms in the discharge of constitutional duty of providing adequate security for the people of Ogun State, south-west Nigeria.

The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Valentine Ntomchukwu, made the statement at the Ogun State Police Headquarters in Abeokuta on Thursday.

In another development, Mr Ntomchukwu paraded 14 suspected cultists, six kidnappers and four members of an armed robbery gang arrested while perpetrating their nefarious activities in different locations in the state.

A 41 year old man and a commercial driver, who kidnapped a 97 year old man for a ransom of two million Naira, were among the paraded suspects.

Items recovered from the suspects include an ash colour Toyota Highlander, guns, assorted charms amongst other items.

However, the Police Commissioner solicited quality information from the residents in order to nib crime in the bud, assuring them of the utmost readiness of the police to provide adequate security of lives and property.

Ogun State Political Parties Sign Peace Accord

peace accordPolitical parties and their candidates to various political offices have signed a peace accord hinged on the need for peace and order to reign supreme before, during and after the general elections to ensure a violence free general elections in Ogun State, south-west Nigeria.

Directing the affairs at the event held at the State Headquarters of the Police Command, the State Commissioner of Police (CP) Valentine Ntomchukwu read the riot act to erring political parties and their supporters saying it would not shy away from wielding the big stick against any act of violence

Political parties and their supporters who attended the peace accord signing also promised to abide by the laid down rules and regulations guiding peaceful conduct of the polls

The State Commissioner of Police said that Ogun State currently seemed to be enjoying relative peace as political parties and politicians do their acts to woo more voting public for eventual victory at the polls but there is the need to sustain the tempo and this signing of the peace accord by politicians may not be out of place after all.

One after another, candidates and representatives of political parties before police officials and other service chiefs took their turn to append their signature in what seemed an article of faith for a peaceful electioneering, before, during and after the elections.

Issues were raised by members of political parties as regards observed potential development that could trigger off violence among political parties as some parties alleged destruction of their candidate, posters and bill boards, a situation the CP said would not be treated with kid gloves.

The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr Taiwo Adeoluwa, who represented the State Governor, Sen Ibikunle Amosun, however, seized the opportunity to pledge the support of the State government to ensure peaceful and violence free general elections.

Aside the promises made, it is expected that stakeholders must jealously abide by the terms and conditions of this accord.

Election Violence: Ogun Police Command Reads Riot Act To Politicians

PoliceAs political activities gather momentum,the Ogun State Police command  has read the riot act to politicians against violence during their campaigns, saying the command would not hesitate to arrest and prosecute any politician and  political party found culpable.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police, Ogun state police command, Mr Sina Olukolu, who represented the commissioner of police gave the warning during a sensitisation meeting with members of political parties held at the police officers mess in Abeokuta, the state capital.

The command also  warned against religious, ethnic sentiments and use of inciting statements during campaigns.

Although, some members of the political parties were not present at the sensitisation meeting, this did not stop the meeting from holding.

Members of the Social Democratic Party, Labour Party, Alliance For Democracy, All Progressives Grand Alliance were at hand to listen to what the command had to say.

Inciting statements, unlawful gatherings, religious and ethnic sentiments are now prohibited by the command, the police  said, noting that they were working towards recording peace before, during and after the elections in the state.

Some of members of political parties who attended the meeting  commended the command, expressing their commitment to abide by all laid down guidelines.

Beyond these pledges and promises, parties in the state  must be seen  to be doing those things that would encourage discipline among members while security operative discharge their duties without fear of favour.

Individual Policing, Neighborhood Watch Necessary To Check Rising Crime Rate

NigerianPoliceThe Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Ikemefuna Okoye, has stressed the need for the re-adoption of individual policing and neighborhood watch, as they were in the past before the introduction of western culture to check rising crimes in Nigeria.

Okoye, who attributed the success recorded in the area of security in the past to the concept of espirit- de – corps [brotherhood] imbibed by Nigerians leading to the basis for collective struggle said the valuable aspects of the nation’s culture and tradition must be embraced in this contemporary society to achieve the desired security needed.

A statement by the head of media in the Ministry of Community Development and Cooperatives, Mr Ayokunle Ewuoso, said the police boss was speaking at the occasion of the 2014 Ogun Community Day with the theme “Security And Community: Emerging Trends And New Strategies’’ organised by the Ministry in collaboration with the State Community Development Council, [CDC].

Mr Okoye said: “Before the advent of the colonial masters or introduction of western culture, our fore fathers had good and effective ways of policing their communities with little or no expenditure. The chieftaincy structures, religious endowments, individual zeals for policing and neighborhood watch were geared towards protection of lives and property in the society’’.

“More importantly, the concept of  espirit-de-corps was so cherished by everyone then, which was a strong basis for their collective struggle to have sound security in the past and I strongly believe that there must be a great link or cross fertilized perception of our local culture and western civilisation to have more secured society.”

Presenting a paper with the theme “Security and Community: Emerging Trends And New Strategies”, retired Commissioner of Police and Consultant to the Ogun State governor on security, Olayinka Balogun, said the absence of good governance and subsequent infrastructural development could perpetrate or cause multidimensional insecurity problems.

He said government of the day may be held solely responsible for security or insecurity in any given environment, stressing that corruption, acrimonious politics, inequality and yawning gap between the rich and the poor, general discrimination and human rights violation and abuses amongst others were causes of insecurity.

In his remark the commissioner for Community Development and Cooperatives, Mr Duro Aiyedogbon, pointed out that the theme for this year’s community day was apt, coming at the time when the nation was witnessing security challenges. He noted that it was high time the country solved the issues of insecurity at once.



Ogun Police Arrests 20 Suspected Cultists

Police dispatchThe Ogun State Police Command has arrested 20 teenagers in Iperu and Sagamu communities located in Ikenne and Sagamu Local Government Areas of the state, during an initiation process into ‘Eye’ confraternity, a secret cult.

The teenagers were paraded by the State Commissioner of Police, Ikemefuna Okoye, at the state police headquarters.

Others paraded included a middle aged trainee Reverend Father, Ndubuisi Ignasius, who allegedly robbed a man of N3.7 million at Agbara area of the state.

Mr Ikemefuna Okoyo assured residents of the state of adequate security of life and property but challenged them to give useful information to the police on hideouts of criminals, in order to reduce crime rates in the state.