Mother Of Five Arrested For Pouring Hot Water On Husband In Ogun

 

A 43-year-old housewife and mother of five, Bisola Awodele has been arrested in Sango Ota area of Ogun State for pouring hot water on her husband thereby causing him first-degree burns.

According to a press statement by the police public relations officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested following a report by the husband, Peter Phillips.

“The victim reported that his wife, a mother of five accused him of getting drunk always as a result of which she picked a pot containing already boiled water, and poured it on his body,” the police spokesperson said.

“Upon the strength of the report, the area commander Assistant Commissioner of Police, Muhideen Obe quickly directed his men to effect the arrest of the suspect.

“The team swiftly moved to the scene where the suspect was promptly apprehended”.

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Upon interrogation, the suspect explained to the police how her husband was fond of coming home drunk always without contributing anything to the welfare of her and the children.

“She stated that on that fateful day, the husband came home drunk as usual, and while she was complaining about the husband’s act of drunkenness, the man started insulting her and her parents which infuriated her, the consequence of which she poured the hot water on his body.”

The public relations officer said the preliminary investigation also revealed that the suspect gave birth to a baby about eight months ago, but she killed and secretly buried the baby out of frustration

“The investigating team has since followed her to the secret grave of the killed baby, where the carcass was exhumed,” the police communique disclosed.

While the victim has been taken to the General Hospital Ota where he is presently recuperating, the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.

Insecurity Won’t Stop COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution In Rural Areas — Ogun Gov

We have installed a solar-powered cold chain for the #COVID19 vaccines – Dapo Abiodun

 

Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun says security challenges will not stop those at the grassroots from getting COVID-19 vaccines.

The governor who disclosed this in a series of tweets on Thursday added that the state will soon launch the Western Security Network, codenamed Amotekun Corps, as a measure to address the challenges.

“At the meeting, we held with all Ogun State’s 20 Local Government Transition Chairmen earlier today, I disclosed this as I expressed confidence that the recent security challenges that is gradually phasing out will not stop the vaccine from getting to the grassroots.

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“Specifically, two major measures are being put in place to address insecurity and access to remote areas.

“In addition to the Peace Committee, we will first launch the Amotekun security outfit in Yewa in the coming weeks. We will also rehabilitate the Papalanto-Ilaro Road, as well as construct link roads in other areas,” the governor said.

Abiodun also revealed the state’s readiness for the arrival of the vaccines, saying it has installed a solar-power cold chain.

“We have installed a solar-powered cold chain for the #COVID19 vaccines that have now arrived in Nigeria, and will be prioritising frontline healthcare workers in its administration.”

 

 

Two days after Nigeria received the first batch of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) said  the country will commence the vaccination against COVID-19 on Friday, March 5.

The Executive Director of NPHCDA Dr Faisal Shuaib announced this on Thursday at a presidential briefing held at the State House in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

He revealed that the government would kick-off the exercise at the National Hospital in Abuja where the frontline health workers there would be the first set of people to be vaccinated.

Shuaib also hinted that the President, Muhammadu Buhari, and the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, would also take their vaccine shots a day after the health workers were administered the vaccines.

Ogun Deputy Speaker Arrested For Alleged Breach Of Public Peace

A map of Ogun, a state in south-west Nigeria.

 

The Deputy Speaker for the Ogun State House of Assembly, Oludare Kadiri, has been arrested for alleged assault during the revalidation exercise of the All Progressives Congress in the state.

Confirming his arrest, the Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, explained that the Deputy Speaker who represents Ijebu-North at the state Assembly was arrested after he allegedly led suspected hoodlums to invade the residence of the Secretary to the State Government, Tokunbo Talabi, in Oru-Ijebu, Ijebu North Local Government Area of the state.

Channels Television gathered that Kadiri was being held at the Criminal Investigation Department at the Police headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta for the offence.

The Deputy Speaker was alleged to have led thugs to invade and vandalise the residence of a former State Legislator Adebiyi Odugbesan.

Kadiri was said to have allegedly accused the SSG and Adegbesan of hoarding the registration materials for the ongoing APC registration and revalidation exercise in the state.

According to DSP Oyeyemi, Kadiri is being currently investigated.

“Some people reported him (Kadiri) to the police, accusing him of leading thugs to the house of a former lawmaker, where they attacked him and vandalised his House,” he said.

“Another person also reported that he led thugs to the residence of the SSG and also vandalised the SSG’s house.

“A Supervisory Councillor in his local government also reported that, he forcibly seized the registration materials and when the police went there to recover the materials, this same man led about 20 men and assaulted the Supervisory Councillor in the presence of the police and also held the policemen hostage for almost two hours.”

“Nobody is above the law, anybody who runs foul of the law has to face the music, that is why he was arrested and is being investigated and he will be charged to court after the conclusion of the investigation”.

But, reacting to his arrest, Kadiri denied the allegations, saying they were orchestrated to tarnish his political image.

Speaking through his aide, on Friday evening, Kadiri noted that the SSG was the brain behind his arrest.

He also accused him of clandestinely orchestrating his impeachment as the Deputy Speaker of the OGHA.

Kadiri said since the appointment of Talabi as the SSG by Governor Dapo Abiodun, he has been at loggerheads with him, particularly on matters that have to do with politics in Ijebu North Local Government Area of the state.

“The matter is simple. The SSG is just calling a dog a bad name in order to hang him. He has been out to paint me black in Ijebu North because of politics. I have nothing to do with any invasion; I was even instrumental to how the crowd beat retreat that day.

Meanwhile, 24 lawmakers in the Assembly have called for the impeachment of Kadiri.

The lawmakers in a letter, dated Tuesday, February 23 which they jointly signed and addressed to the Clerk of the House, accused Kadiri of alleged “abuse of office, threat to lives and properties, conduct likely to cause breach of peace and attempted murder, committed in his constituency as petitioned by Chief Adebiyi Odugbesan from his constituency”.

They urged the House to commence the process of removing Kadiri from office as the Deputy Speaker of the House, with immediate effect.

How Ex-Convicts Formed A Robbery Gang In Prison, Got Arrested – Police

A File Photo showing an officer holding a bunch of handcuffs at SARS headquarters in Abuja on October 3rd, 2020 PHOTO: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV

 

 

The police say they have arrested two former convicts who formed an armed robbery gang while serving jail terms at a custodial centre in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.

Both men, identified as Abiodun Oshoba and Mustapha Sakiru, were arrested by security operatives in connection with a motorcycle robbery, the Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun, Abimbola Oyeyeni, disclosed in a statement on Tuesday.

The owner of the bike, Aminu Iliyasu, was said to have lodged a complaint at the Sagamu Police Station, saying he was robbed of his motorcycle by the suspects at gunpoint.

He explained that the ex-convicts pretended to be passengers and boarded his motorcycle, requesting that he should take them to a hotel at the G.R.A area of Sagamu, a town in the state.

On their way to the place, the suspects reportedly brought out a gun and ordered their victim to stop, after which they dispossessed him of the bike and made away with it.

Following the report by Iliyasu, the Divisional Police Officer for Sagamu Division, Okiki Agunbiade, was said to have mobilised his men and in conjunction with members of the vigilante group, they blocked all the exit points in the area and commenced a stop and search operation.

“Their efforts yielded a positive result when the motorcycle was sighted at one of the exit points, ridden by Abiodun Oshoba with the plate number folded, and on sighting the policemen, he abandoned the bike and took to his heels.

“He was chased and apprehended by the policemen, and his arrest led to the arrest of his accomplice, Mustapha Sakiru. A locally made pistol with one live cartridge was said to have been recovered from them,” the statement said.

It added, “Preliminary investigation revealed that the duo met in Igbeba prison where they served different jail terms and decided to form a gang after their terms in the prison.

“While Sakiru Mustapha was jailed in 2016 for hijacking a truck, Abiodun Oshoba was jailed in 2019 for snatching a phone; both of them came out of prison in 2020 and decided to continue their devilish trade.”

In his reaction, the Commissioner of Police in Ogun, Edward Awolowo, ordered the transfer of the suspects to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (CIID) for discreet investigation and prosecution.

Quit Notice: Ogun Youths Give Seven-Day Ultimatum To Killer Herdsmen

A map of Ogun, a state in south-west Nigeria.

 

Youths in Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State under the aegis of Yewa-North Patriotic Forum have issued a seven-day ultimatum to suspected killer herdsmen in Yewa-North Local Government Area to vacate the state.

The youths gave the ultimatum on Friday, in a statement signed by the President of the group, Sanni Omobolaji, 24 hours after suspected Fulani herdsmen allegedly killed five persons in Owode-Ketu, Egua in that council area.

Omobolaji, in the statement, said villagers have been living in fear and pains of the incessant killings which according to him, could only be traced to the herders.

Some killer-herdsmen had allegedly invaded Owode Ketu community and Egua on Thursday around 5:00 am and killed about five persons whose dead bodies were reportedly found in nearby bushes and in the Egua River.

“As responsible young people in Yewa-North, we have tried to ensure that our coexistence works, even when we are the legitimate owners of Yewa land but today’s gruesome killing of five of our people has shown that killer herdsmen can only live in their own world,” the statement read in part.

The youths called on the state government to immediately deploy a coalition of security agencies to seal off borders with neighbouring countries either through the bushes or through designated routes.

“We also use this medium to give a seven days ultimatum within which all killer herdsmen must vacate our local government or face the full anger of grieving people.

“If this ultimatum is taken with levity, we shall stop at nothing in ensuring that all unknown herdsmen are flushed out of our Local Government at the expiration of the seven days ultimatum”.

“We are fully ready to take our destiny in our own hands and not wait till the criminal herdsmen successfully wipe off all our promising children and caring parents.”

“Now is the best time to dissolve the marriage of inconvenience between our people in Yewa-North local government and the killer herdsmen as we cannot condone these criminals beyond seven days in our domain.”

16-Year-Old Killed By Hit And Run Driver In Ogun

 

A 16-year-old girl has died in the Sango Ota area of Ogun State after a hit and run driver, lost control and rammed into her.

The police in the state confirmed the incident on Friday.

The incident led to an uproar in the area as angry resident blocked the Abeokuta/ Sango expressway.

But according to the police, normalcy has been restored as officers have been deployed to the area to maintain peace and order.

Revenue Collection: Ogun Govt Bans NURTW Members From Parks, Garages

Abuja, sallah, motor park, passengers,

 

The Ogun State Government has warned the leadership of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and their operatives to stay away from all parks and garages in the state to avoid incurring the full wrath of the law.

The warning was made known in a statement issued by the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Waheed Odusile, on Sunday.

According to Odusile, it became necessary in view of intelligence reports by the security agencies that the union was planning to resume collection of dues and revenues on behalf of the government at the motor parks and garages in the state.

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This is, however, against the existing decision of the government that bans the activities of the transport workers in all the motor parks and garages in the state.

It maintained that following crisis in the leadership of the NURTW in the State that threatened the security of lives and properties, particularly public transport in the State, the House of Assembly in June 2020 passed a resolution suspending the activities of the union.

“The government has banned the activities of the union in all motor parks and garages in the State,” the statement said.

“Security agencies have been given a firm directive to arrest and prosecute any operative of the NURTW or indeed anyone, group or association that has not been approved by the government to act on its behalf that attempts to defy the decision of the government or test its resolve to maintain peace and security in all parts of the state, including the motor parks”

“Unlike what obtained in the past, this administration has been methodical and deliberate in its approach to maintaining peace at the motor parks as well as management of transport union activities, and will not allow anyone to undermine the prevailing peaceful environment”.

Abiodun Orders Investigations Into Herdsmen-Farmers Clash In Ogun

A file photo of Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun. Twitter/@dabiodunMFR

 

The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun has ordered the security agencies in the state to investigate the recent clash between herdsmen and farmers in the Yewa area of the state that led to the loss of life and destruction of properties.

He has also set up a Special Task Force that will maintain a presence in all areas of the state prone to herders/farmers conflict to maintain peace and quickly respond to any form of violence or crimes.

In a press statement issued by his chief press secretary, Kunle Somorin, the government is immediately setting up a joint security patrol team/task force involving all security agencies in the state to not only deal with the situation but to also nip in the bud any threat to violence or criminality.

“Our first priority in Ogun State is the safety of lives and properties of everyone, and we will not compromise on that,” he said

The governor who gave the order in Abeokuta at the end of the state Security Council meeting, also directed that those behind the recent violence in Eggua in Yewa North area local government area of the State should be brought to justice.

“We will not condone any act of criminality in the state no matter who is involved. The police and other security agencies have been directed to go after the perpetrators of this act and bring them to book. ”

“We will not allow anybody to disrupt the peace in Ogun State, and anyone who tries to test our resolve to maintain peace in our state will have himself or herself to blame”,

While commiserating with the family of the deceased, Governor Abiodun also expressed his sympathy to those who lost their farmlands as well as cows during the unfortunate incident.

“Our State is known for being a haven of peace, security, and harmonious relationship amongst people of different ethnic groups whether citizens or settlers who consider the State their home. This is a long and cherished tradition that we are proud of and which this Administration is committed to sustaining.

“We, therefore, condemn in strong terms the recent unfortunate violence orchestrated by certain elements by whipping up and capitalising on divisive ethnic sentiments to perpetuate an agenda that is inimical to public security and safety,”

While recalling the efforts of the state government to ensure the sustenance of the age-long peaceful co-existence between the local farmers and the herdsmen, the governor has convened an expansive stakeholders’ meeting to hold next week, involving farmers, herdsmen, and other stakeholders to bring about a lasting peace.

“Our hearts go out to the family of the deceased and those who lost their properties in the needless violence. This Administration is determined to end this unfortunate cycle of violence and we are hopeful that all the inclusive Stakeholders’ meetings will identify specific and practical initiatives that will achieve the desired end.

“In the meantime, all residents of the State are enjoined to continue to go about their lawful businesses and report any strange movements or threats to peace in their neighborhoods to the security agencies who have been put on red alert to respond swiftly and act decisively”, the statement concluded.

At Least Three Dead After Fuel Tanker Explodes In Abeokuta

 

Three persons have been confirmed dead in an inferno after a fuel tanker exploded on Ibrahim Babangida Boulevard in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital in the early hours of Tuesday.

According to an eyewitness account, the fuel-laden tanker fell and emptied its content after a brake failure.

At least five vehicles and one motorcycle were burnt in the fire.

A number of people suffered varying degrees of injuries and have been taken to the hospital, the state’s Commissioner for Special Duties, Femi Ogunbanwo said.

“Incidents like this nature will always happen and we are always on top of it in the procurement of equipment and even fire tenders,” he said.

The state fire service, men of the civil defence, and other security operatives have since put the situation under control.

See more pictures from the incident below:

A fuel tanker exploded in Abeokuta on January 19, 2020.

A fuel tanker exploded in Abeokuta on January 19, 2020.

A fuel tanker exploded in Abeokuta on January 19, 2020.

A fuel tanker exploded in Abeokuta on January 19, 2020.

A fuel tanker exploded in Abeokuta on January 19, 2020.

A fuel tanker exploded in Abeokuta on January 19, 2020.

A fuel tanker exploded in Abeokuta on January 19, 2020.

A fuel tanker exploded in Abeokuta on January 19, 2020.

 

 

Amotekun To Kick Off In Ogun January 2021

Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun. Photo Credit: Twitter/@dabiodunMFR

 

The Ogun State government has announced that the Southwest Security Network, codenamed Amotekun, will kick off in the state this January.

The government also announced the commencement of the implementation of Residents Identification Cards with a view to providing a reliable database of the people living in the state.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Kunle Somorin, said the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, made these known in his New Year broadcast, on Friday.

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The governor added that the State Health Insurance Scheme, which had been provided with N100miliion seed fund, will take off in the first quarter of 2021.

According to Abiodun, the Amotekun security outfit, which would complement the efforts of existing security agencies, would be headed by a retired Commissioner of Police.

“Our Amotekun Security Network will also take off this month to complement the efforts of other security agencies including the community policing of the Nigeria Police.

“An experienced and reputable retired Commissioner of Police has been appointed as the Commandant, and the recruitment of personnel is ongoing,” he noted.

He pointed out that the year 2021 Budget named “Budget of Recovery and Sustainability” with a size of N338.6billion which he just signed, will aid his government in ensuring strategic allocation of resources to different sectors of the economy.

Abiodun stated further that contract for the construction of 165.30km of roads across the state had been awarded, while rehabilitation and palliative on 88.60km of roads was on-going as well as building and rehabilitating over 954 classrooms in public schools and the introduction of Virtual learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Governor also said work was on-going at the various legacy projects including the NNPC- Kuto, Kuto Bridge, Ilaro-Owode and Oluwalogbon-Imowo-Ejirin roads, just as the Osi-Ikole-Navy road in Ota, Ashafa- Oke Fusigboye-Molipa road in Ijebu-Ode, Oba Erinwole road Sagamu and access road around Odo Afa Bridge in Idiroko, Ipokia.

He noted that his government’s efforts on agriculture was yielding positive results as it was number one in rice and cassava production in the south west, declaring Ogun was gradually becoming the nation’s food basket thus guaranteeing food security.

Abiodun appreciated the people for keeping faith with his administration and stressed the need for individual responsibility by observing all non-pharmaceutical guidelines like proper wearing of facemasks, social distancing and regular washing of hands to guide against another lock down.

He also called on traditional rulers, religious, community leaders and the media to help in sensitising the people of the severity of the second wave of COVID-19, adding that his administration remained focused despite the virus as it was deliberate, systematic, methodical, inclusive and structured in responses which helped in confronting the many challenges of last year.

Ogun State Names Street After Anthony Joshua

British boxer Anthony Joshua speaks during the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in London on March 09, 2020. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has been the Head of the Commonwealth throughout her reign.
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The Ogun State Government has named a street in the Sagamu Local Government Area, after Nigeria-British boxer, Anthony Joshua.

The Council Chairman, Gbenga Banjo announced that the Cinema Road in the council which is also the homestead of the boxer has now become “Anthony Joshua Way” in the local government headquarters

Speaking at the family house of Anthony Joshua along the Anthony Joshua Way in Sagamu on Wednesday, Banjo announced that the decision was made in order to show appreciation to the boxing legend for making Sagamu Remoland and Nigeria great.

The two-time unified heavyweight champion earlier this month retained his world title belts with a ninth-round triumph over his challenger, Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev

Remo Growth and Development Foundation (Remo GDF), congratulated Sagamu Local Government for renaming the popular cinema Road after Joshua.

The Chief Operating Officer, Yemisi Oluwole in a statement on Wednesday described Joshua as a Remo International Ambassador.

While thanking leaders and stakeholders in the state, she called on youths of Remoland to emulate Joshua by being the best in their careers.

The statement read “a call is made to other sons and daughters of Remoland, most especially the youths of Remoland to emulate the virtues of Anthony Joshua by being the best in their chosen careers.

“And also to always be law-abiding citizens and stay away from any acts that can lead to social unrest,” Oluwole said.

Ogun Police Arrest 47-Year-Old For Parading As Lawyer

File photo of a Police patrol van.

 

A 47-year-old man Tajudeen Olufemi Idris has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for parading himself as a legal practitioner

According to the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP, Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement on Monday, the suspect was arrested at Magistrate Court 6, Ifo while appearing before Chief Magistrate I. A Arogundade in a civil trial between one Ifeanyi Chuckwu and Ayo Itori where he claimed to be a legal counsel from Tajudeen O. Idris & Co Chambers

“His conduct and presentation before the Chief magistrate arose suspicious about his qualification as a lawyer and this prompted the Chief magistrate to ask him of the year he was called to the bar, which he claimed to be 2009,” the police said.

“Further enquiry revealed that his name is nowhere to be found amongst those called to bar in 2009, hence, police were notified.”

“Consequently, the Divisional Police Officer, Ifo Division, CSP Adeniyi Adekunle detailed his operatives to the scene where the suspect was apprehended and he is currently undergoing investigation.”

The spokesman, however, said that the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Ajogun has expressed concern about an increase in the number of people impersonating as lawyers thereby swindling unsuspecting people of their hard-earned money.

The CP recalled that not less than five cases of fake lawyers have been reported since his assumption of office in less than two months

The Commissioner of Police has, therefore, called on the State branch of the Nigerian Bar Association  (NBA) to put necessary machinery in place to checkmate the activities of these fraudulent people.

He also appealed to those who wish to be a lawyer to take a cue from the determined effort of a traditional ruler in the State, “The Towulade of Akinale who at 75yrs of age still endeavours to study Law as a result of his interest in the legal profession, rather than impersonating.”