Extrajudicial Killing: Police Confirm Death Of Man In Ogun, Begin Investigation

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The Ogun State Police Command has confirmed the shooting and killing of an unidentified young man in the Iyana-Coker area of Ifo.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi who confirmed the incident to Channels Television, said that the commissioner of police, Bashir Makama has ordered an investigation into the cause of the incident.

Oyeyemi also revealed that the officer belongs to the zonal intervention squad of Zone 2 Police Command and the team had gone to arrest some armed robbery suspects when they were attacked.

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According to an eyewitness who spoke to Channels Television, the officers opened fire at a bus stop in the area along the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, killing the man, and several other people were injured while scampering to safety.

The incident which happened on Sunday resulted in a breakdown of law and order as aggrieved persons blocked the expressway with burnt tyres which disrupted the flow of vehicular movement on both sides of the road.

The shooting is happening barely a week after a young woman was shot dead by policemen while returning from a nightclub in Lagos, and barely three weeks after the fatal shooting of Kolade Johnson, also in Lagos.

Police Arrest Man, 70, For Defiling 13-year-old Girl In Ogun

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The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 70-year-old man, Adefuye Emmanuel Teslim, for having unlawful carnal knowledge of a 13-year-old girl.

The incident occurred at Parapete area of Ago – Iwoye on April 22, 2018.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested following a complaint from Mariam Kareem, the mother of the victim who reported that her daughter was lured into an apartment by the suspect where he forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.

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”She complained further that the suspect threatened to kill the girl if she ever tells anybody about her experience with him. But the girl who was feeling pains later informed her mother, consequence upon which the mother reported the case to the Police at Ago-Iwoye Division,” he said

The DPO, Ade Adedoyin, then led detectives to the scene and the suspect was promptly arrested. The victim was taken to the General Hospital for medical examination and the result confirmed that the girl was sexually abused.

The Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu has since ordered the case to be transferred to Anti Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for proper investigation and prosecution of the suspect.

Ogun Police Arrest Three Armed Robbery Suspects

Ogun Police Arrests Three Armed Robbery SuspectsThe Ogun State Police Command says it has arrested three members of a suspected armed robbery gang disturbing the peace of residents of Ogunmakin, in Obafemi Owode local government area of the state.

A police press statement issued by the Public Relations Officer, Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi, revealed that the suspects were arrested after they invaded the village and shot a middle aged man, Abiodun Sowunmi, on the thigh in a bid to disposess the family of their money.

The statement further explained that: a “distress call was made to the police and the Divisional Police Officer, Owode Egba, CSP Sheu Alao, led his men to the scene, combed the area thoroughly and subsequently arrested Olumide Ifelowo, a 28-year, who was subsequently identified by the victim as the person who fired the shot that injured him.

“On interrogation, Olumide confessed to have come along with Jeje, who is now at large from Shagamu.

“He said he was invited by the duo of Abiodun Bayegun and Fatai Sowunmi who informed them that Isaiah Sowunmi is always in possession of large sum of money as a cocoa merchant, hence their invasion of the village with Isaiah as their main target.

”His confession led to the arrest of Abiodun Bayegun and Fatai Sowunmi and a gun loaded with live cartridge was recovered from them”, he lamented.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr Ahmed Iliyasu, has however ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to FSARS for discreet investigation.

He further directed that the fleeing members of the gang must be hunted for and brought to justice.

Iliyasu then appealed to members of the public to always beware of people around them because according to him, most robbery incidents always have the backing of an insider.

Man Kills Mother, Buries Her In Soakaway

soakawayThe Ogun State Police Command says it has arrested a middle age man, Segun Ogunlusi, for killing his biological mother.

The suspect was said to have been arrested at 16, Oketunde Street, Molatori Ogijo, following a report from his younger sister, Yetunde Ogunlusi.

His sister had told the police that she left her mother, Mrs Abimbola Ogunlusi, 60,  at home when she was going to work on 13th December, 2016.

According to a statement by the police, investigation revealed that the suspect stabbed the deceased to death and hurriedly buried her in a soakaway very close to the house.

The reason for his action is still under investigation.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in Ogun State, Ahmed Iliyasu, has directed that the case be transferred to Homicide Section of State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department in Eleweran, Abeokuta for discrete investigation.

Obasanjo Wants More Support For Police From Community Leaders

Olusegun obasanjo on more support for policeA former president of Nigeria, Mr Olusegun Obasanjo, has enlisted the support of religious and community leaders for the Nigeria Police Force in the onerous task of securing lives and property of citizens.

Mr Obasanjo made the request in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State at the maiden meeting of the Eminent Citizens Forum and the launch of the “Change Begins With Me” initiative by the Ogun State Police Command.

The former president, however, asked Nigerians to always give useful information to the police to aid them in reducing the level of insecurity.

”The task of policing our communities, our state and our country is not alone for the police. It is for all of us and they want to get all of us engaged in helping the police to effectively provide the much needed security of life and property. The police no doubt has to be supported in this regard,” he said.

The State Commissioner of Police, Ahamed Illiyasu, while welcoming stakeholders to the maiden edition of the Eminent Peoples’ Forum also emphasised that the task of effective policing should remain the concern of all citizens.

”Security is now the concern of all citizens in the country as crime has no creed and map. Everyone is a stakeholder in this renewed security project. The Inspector General of Police directed that membership of the Eminent Peoples Forum should comprise critical stakeholders, religious leaders, community leaders, traditional rulers, elder statesmen, retired senior security officers, captains of industry as well as politicians’.

”The forum will support the Nigeria Police Force in proffering solutions to security challenges through mediation and social control to reduce the workload on police and bring policing close to the people.

“It (the forum) will no doubt help the police in sensitising their people to be law abiding and if there is a problem in the area, we can proffer a quick solution through the assistance of these group of eminent persons within the area,” the police commissioner said.

The Secretary to Ogun State Government, Mr Taiwo Adeoluwa, who represented the state governor, Ibikunle Amosun, however, asked the police authority to intensify efforts on the rising tides of kidnapping and land grabbing activities which have led to many deaths among others

“Both the issues of security, of course, we must admit that there is so much more to be done. So, as we celebrate the Nigeria Police on this initiative, we still want to charge that we are not where we are supposed to be yet. We still have cases of kidnapping, particularly in a section of our state. We have the intractable crisis of land grabbers in several part of the state. Recently the governor signed into law a bill designed exclusively to tackle the menace and I believe that you are doing your best to see that this is contained,” the secretary to the government said.

The occasion also witnessed the’ change begins with me’ initiative which tends to ensure the police is accountable to Nigerians by ensuring all citizens and residents of the country have a platform through which all complaints against police actions and inaction are taken up and redressed

The maiden edition of the forum brought together religious and community leaders, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, the management and officers of the Ogun Police Command with the purpose of rubbing minds and fashioning out ways of ensuring security of life and property at the grassroots.

Police Arrest Man For Vandalizing Bank Property In Ogun

ogun-policeThe Ogun State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a middle-aged man, identified as Oyediran Oladipupo, for allegedly forcing his way into the premises of a first generation bank.

The suspect was reported to have vandalized property, before men of the Nigerian Police from the Sango-Otta Area Command, got him arrested and eventually whisked him away to their station in Sango.

The incident caused pandemonium among residents of the area, and also made customers who thronged the bank for different transactions to scamper for safety in order to avoid being caught in the commotion.

Confirming the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, said that the suspect told the Police that he was sent by his god to vandalise vehicles within the bank premises, as well as to also break the glass doors of the bank.

Arepo Military Bombardment: Residents Express Fear Of Reprisal

Military-Militants-ArepoThe residents of Arepo community in Ogun State have appealed to military authorities to save them from annihilation.

The plea follows the bombardment of the area in southwest Nigeria, as the military promises not to spare militants and vandals damaging the nation’s pipelines.

An eyewitness told Channels Television that dozens of people have been killed over the weekend as missiles were fired by the military, which flew across the creek dropped sporadically.

But the residents are now living in fear over what they call “a likely reprisal attack by the militants”, most of whom are said to be Ijaws.

“The bombardment began on Thursday evening with one missile released but on Friday evening, another missile was fired at the community,” an eyewitness said.

Ogun Police Rescue Another Child In Chains

Police-Militants-LagosThe Ogun State Police Command says it has rescued a 10-year-old girl, Promise Ude, who was chained by her aunt for stealing 4,000 Naira at Adigbe area of Abeokuta, the state capital.

The rescue is coming barely a week after nine-year-old Korede Taiwo, who was chained by his pastor father, was rescued by security operatives in Ajibawo area of Ogun State.

The acting Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed that a middle aged man has been arrested in connection with the crime while another woman in connection with the incident is on the run.

Mr Oyeyemi promised that those involved in the evil act would be brought to book.

He asked for quality information that could lead to the arrest of the fleeing woman said to have perpetrated the act.

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.

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 Redeploy Embattled Divisional Officer In Sagamu

Sagamu-DPOThe embattled Divisional Police Officer in Sagamu, Ogun State, Mr John Mark, has been redeployed to the Command Headquarters, Eleweran in the State’s capital, Abeokuta.

Mr Mark’s redeployment came a day after some residents of the area held a protest, demanding that he should be removed from the division.

They accused him of extortion and illegal arrest of innocent residents of the area.

The Commissioner of Police in charge of Ogun State Police Command, Mr Abdulmajid Ali, ordered his immediate redeployment in response to the allegations levelled against him which the Command said it was not insensitive to.

He said that the redeployment of the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) would allow the Nigeria Police Force investigate the allegations against him and other counter allegations against certain individuals.

The Commissioner of Police has constituted a 6-man committee, led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Department of Finance & Administration and second in Command Mr Celestine Okoye, to investigate the allegations against the DPO and the concerned Honourable member of Ogun State House of Assembly, Honourable Yinka Mafe, and forward its report within one week.

The Committee is expected to carefully consider the allegations and counter allegations in the said matter so as to set the record straight.

The Commissioner of Police also assured the public that the Command would not tolerate any act of corruption and inappropriate behaviour that could damage the image and reputation of the Force.

He reiterated the Command’s zero tolerance for cultism, vandalism, hooliganism, kidnapping and other social vices that were inimical to adequate security of lives and property in Ogun State.