40-Year-Old Man Arrested For Allegedly Killing Wife


A 40-year-old man has been arrested by the police for allegedly killing his wife in the Ofada area of Ogun State.

According to the Police in the state, the suspect was arrested following a report lodged at the station by the victim’s son.

Confirming the arrest, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement issued on Monday, said that the suspect had beat his wife to death.

“The 15-year-old son of the deceased, Ayomide Olanrewaju reported that his deceased mother had a misunderstanding with his father which resulted in a fight between them.

“He stated further that his father used a big stick to beat the victim to comma, after which he used a screwdriver to stab her on the head,” the statement read in part.

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Oyeyemi explained that based on the report, “the Officer-in-charge Ofada Police post, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Akinfolahan Oluseye led his men to the scene at Bisodun Village via Ofada where the suspect who had been held down by the people of the community was handed over to the police.”

Subsequently, he was taken to the Owode-Egba divisional headquarters where he is currently being interrogated.

According to the Commissioner of Police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson, thereafter, an order was given for his immediate transfer to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.

Governor Abiodun Swears In 18 Commissioners

A file photo of Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun. Photo: [email protected]



The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has sworn in the 18 commissioners recently screened and approved by the State House of Assembly with their portfolios assigned.

The new commissioners which comprise three female and 15 male were inaugurated on Friday at an event held at the June 12 Cultural Centre in Kuto in Abeokuta, the state capital.

However, the Commissioner-Designate (Education), Mrs Sidi Osho, was absent from the ceremony while a commissioner has not been announced for the Ministry of Information.

Giving his charge at the event, Governor Abiodun asked the commissioners to see their appointment as a call to serve, as well as make accountability and transparency their watchword.

He also used the opportunity of the event to promise the people of the state more infrastructure, better education, and improved security of their lives and properties.

In their various remarks, the commissioners pledge their loyalty to the state government with an assurance not to betray the confidence reposed in them by the people.

See the full list of the 18 commissioners sworn in below:

Afolabi Afuape (Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs)

Tunji Akinosi (Forestry)

Adeola Odedina (Agriculture)

Olaolu Olabimtan (Budget and Planning)

Gbolahan Adeniran (Justice)

Tomi Coker (Health)

Femi Ogunbanwo (Special Duties)

Tunji Odunlami (Urban and Physical Planning)

Abiodun Abudu-Balogun (Environment)

Kikelomo Longe (Commerce and Industry)

Dapo Okubadejo (Finance)

Oludotun Taiwo (Rural Development)

Ganiyu Hamzat (Community Development and Cooperatives)

Funmi Efuwape (Women Affairs)

Kehinde Oluwadare (Youth and Sports)

Jamiu Omoniyi (Housing)

Toyin Taiwo (Tourism)

Ade Akinsanya (Works and Infrastructure)

Obasanjo Holds Talks With Gov Abiodun On Ogun Development


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo for the first time paid a courtesy visit to Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun at his Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta office on Thursday.

The former President, who spoke to journalists after a closed-door meeting with the governor, said that his visit is to present issues that are related to the development of the state.

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Obasanjo stated that his visit was to raise “a few issues that I believe are of interest to the development of Ogun state in the area of education, agriculture, rural development and we had a wonderful discussion.”

When asked about his opinion on the administration of Governor Abiodun since his victory in 2019, Obasanjo stated that he was not there to “do an assessment; but has come to do promotion of what will move Ogun state forward.”

Abiodun Appoints Transition Committees For Ogun LGs

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Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has appointed transition committees for the 20 local government areas of the state.

The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Kunle Somorin, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abeokuta, the state capital.

The transition committees, according to him, will be in place until the Ogun State Electoral Commission (OGSEIC) conducts elections to pick new council chairmen in the state.

Somorin explained that the new caretaker committee members were chosen in furtherance of the government’s philosophy of inclusive and participatory governance.

Each of the committees comprises a chairman, a vice-chairman, and Secretary to the Local Government as well as two other members.

Man Arrested For Beating Wife To Death In Abeokuta

Police Arrest Fleeing Suspect Accused Of Killing Co-Worker In Lagos
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The Ogun State Police Command says it has arrested a 37-year-old man, Mutiu Sonola, for beating his wife, Zainab Shotayo, to death.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed this in a statement forwarded to Channels Television on Thursday.

He explained that the suspect was arrested on Wednesday following a complaint lodged by the father of the deceased at a police station in Abeokuta, the state capital.

“The father of the deceased complained at Ibara Division that he was called on the phone that his daughter was having a misunderstanding with her husband and that she has been beaten to coma by the husband.

“He stated further that he quickly raced to the scene and rushed her daughter to the General Hospital, Ijaye where the doctor confirmed her dead,” Oyeyemi said.

He disclosed that as soon as the suspect realised that his 34-year-old wife was dead, he took to his heels.

On the strength of the report, the Divisional Police Officer in Ibara, Dada Olusegun, was said to have mobilised operatives and went after the suspect.

“His hiding place was eventually located and he was promptly arrested,” the command’s spokesman said, adding, “Preliminary investigation revealed that the man is fond of beating the deceased at any slight provocation and that the incident of that fateful day was a very minor disagreement.”

He noted that the body of the victim has been deposited at the morgue for autopsy.

The Commissioner of Police in Ogun, Kenneth Ebrimson, has also ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.

Immigration Registers 11,000 Foreign Nationals In Ogun



The Nigeria Immigration Service has registered 11,000 foreigners in the ongoing Migrants E-Registration

Comptroller of Immigration in Ogun state, Doris Braimah, made this known on Thursday in Abeokuta, the state capital.

While receiving the Ghanaian Consular-General to Nigeria, James Nyasembi, in her office, the NIS boss appealed to Head of Mission of foreign countries in Nigeria to issue the necessary documents and means of identification to their citizens.

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She noted that the move is necessary to enable the service to facilitate and fast-track their registration in the ongoing e-registration of migrants residing in the country.

According to her, the Ghanaian envoy asked for a possible extension of time for migrants from the West African country to participate in the exercise.

Speaking further, she revealed that about 500 Ghanaians residing in Ogun State have been registered from the total number of about 9,000.

The comptroller said the command’s target was to register 20,000 foreigners before the January deadline.

Abiodun Asks Ogun Assembly To Confirm 18 Nominees As Commissioners

A file photo of Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun.



Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has nominated 18 commissioners into his cabinet.

In a letter, Governor Abiodun asked the State House of Assembly to confirm the commissioners-nominee.

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Those nominated by the governor include Afolabi Afuape, Oludotun Taiwo, Ganiyu Hamzat, Funmi Efuape, and Dr Kehinde Oluwadare.

Others are Femi Ogunbanwo, Jagunmolu Omoniyi, Toyin Taiwo, Tunji Akinosi, Ade Adesanya, and Dr Adeola Odedina.

Also nominated by the governor are Professor Sidi Osho, Dapo Okubadejo, Dr Tomi Coker, Abiodun Balogun, Gbolahan Adeniran, Tunji Odunlami, and Laolu Olabintan.

Five Killed Ogun Cholera Outbreak


Five people have been killed in Ogun State following the outbreak of cholera in some parts of Abeokuta.

The Permanent Secretary at the state Ministry of Health, Adesanya Ayinde, confirmed this to reporters on Friday at the ministry in the state capital.

Ayinde disclosed that the number of those killed was part of the 12 cases reported in the state.

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He, however, noted that proactive steps have been taken by the state government to stem the trend.

The permanent secretary called on residents to continue to maintain personal and environmental hygiene.

This, according to him, is to reduce avoidable deaths as the government would soon clamp down on homes without proper toilet facilities.

Ogun Govt Cancels Environmental Sanitation Exercise For November

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The Ogun State Government has cancelled the monthly sanitation exercise and lifted the restriction of movement for November in the state.

Kunle Somorin, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Dapo Abiodun, announced this in a statement on Friday.

He explained that the decision was to enable secondary school students across the state to take part in the ongoing National Examination Council (NECO) examinations.

Somorin stressed that the decision was arrived at after reviewing the challenges that the restriction of movement would have on the examination scheduled for Saturday.

According to him, this coincides with the timing of the monthly sanitation exercise.

“It has become expedient that the interest of the students be considered.

“Mathematics is a general subject and we need to facilitate hitch-free preparation and movement of students, teachers, as well as NECO officials and examiners to various centres where the exams would hold within and outside the state,” the statement said.

The government, however, implored all citizens to ensure that the cleaning exercise was observed at their various houses, irrespective of the non-restriction of movement during the period.

It stressed that it was imperative that all drainage channels be kept free of silts and refuse to avoid flooding of homes that could lead to the loss of lives and properties.

The statement added, “Cleaning should not be a one-month affair. We need to take care of our personal hygiene and clean our environment regularly and on a daily basis to avoid the outbreak of cholera and other preventable and communicable diseases that could lead to epidemics.”

The government disclosed that officials of the Ministry of Environment and the Ogun State Environmental Protection Agency (OGEPA) have been mandated to go round and collect refuse generated during the period of the exercise.

It said environmental health officers have also been directed to ensure compliance with public health regulations and bring offenders to book.

Ogun Governorship Election Tussle: Akinlade Heads To Supreme Court

Ogun Elections: I Am Ready For The Job, Says Akinlade


The Allied people Movement governorship candidate in the March 9th governorship election in Ogun state, Adekunle Akinlade has expressed his readiness to challenge the appeal court judgement which affirmed the victory of the state governor, DAPO Abiodun.

Addressing representatives of the party from the 57 local government and local council development areas at the party secretariat in Abeokuta, the state capital, Mr. Akinlade said he was sure of victory at the Supreme Court.

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While expressing his conviction and belief in the legal system, Mr. Akinlade, however, asked his supporters to remain calm and resolute as the party takes his case to the Supreme court

It will be recalled that the governorship election petition tribunal and the appeal court had dismissed the petition brought before them by the governorship candidate for lack of merit and on the ground that it was a reelection matter.

Lagos, Ogun, Others Get New Commissioners Of Police


The Inspector-General of Police, (IGP) M.A. Adamu,( NPM, mni) has ordered the immediate posting/redeployment of the following Commissioners of Police to states as follows:

Cross River State – CP Nkereuwem A. Akpan
Akwa Ibom State – CP Kenneth Ebrimson
Ogun State – CP Imohimi D. Edgal
Kano State – CP Habu Sani Ahmadu
Edo State – CP Lawal Jimeta
Bauchi State – CP Philip Sule Maku
Lagos State – Ag/CP Odumosu H. Olusegun

The Inspector-General of Police charges the newly posted officers to ensure the consolidation and improvement on the gains of their predecessors in the areas of public safety and crime-fighting.

He also directs the new Commissioners of Police to work with relevant stakeholders in adopting aggressive, proactive and community-based crime prevention strategies to combat crime in their Areas of Responsibility.

In addition, the IGP enjoins the citizens of the affected states to accord the Commissioners of Police maximum cooperation to ensure they succeed in the realization of their mandate.

Appeal Court Victory, A Triumph Of Truth – Dapo Abiodun

A file photo of Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun. Photo: [email protected]



Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Monday lauded the judgement of the Court of Appeal which affirmed his victory in the March 9 governorship election.

The appellate court in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital had affirmed the election of the governor who contested on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

It upheld the judgement of the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal which validated Abiodun’s victory and set aside the appeal filed by the candidate of the Allied People’s Movement (APM), Adekunle Akinlade.

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In a statement hours after the judgement, Governor Abiodun described the ruling as a victory of truth and democracy while thanking the judiciary for being unbiased in its verdict.

The governor also thanked his legal team for their exemplary professionalism and the All Progressives Congress (APC) for its support.

He also commended party supporters across the 236 wards of the state for conducting themselves in a civilised manner.

Governor Abiodun noted that scores of political parties have joined forces with his administration, saying they would continue to keep open the window of fellowship to others in the interest of the state.

He, therefore, called on those aggrieved as a result of the outcome of the poll to sheath their swords and support his administration, if indeed the motive was to serve the people of the state.

Read the full statement below:

Today’s victory is a triumph of truth and democracy.  I give all the glory to the Almighty God, for I remain a testimony to his faithfulness.

We specially thank our team of lawyers led by Professor. Taiwo Osipitan for their exemplary professionalism, diligence and masterful delivery of points of law.

We appreciate the leadership of our great party, All Progressives Congress (APC), for their steadfastness and support.

In addition we wish to express our sincere appreciation to the judiciary once again for playing its role as impartial arbiter with courage, fairness and candour.

We are equally grateful for the solidarity and unwavering support of the APC faithful across the 236 wards of our state and their Omoluwabi conduct throughout this tortuous journey to the land of total victory.

May we also applaud the sincerity of all the other 80 parties that have, even before now, responded positively to our hands of fellowship.

Like true sportsmen and women, they have continued to identify with our government and only last week passed their vote of confidence in us.

We will continue to keep open the window of fellowship to all political actors and indeed all interest groups.

This victory has rekindled our drive to do more in Building Our Future Together agenda and every village, hamlet, town or city will not be left out in the scheme of our inclusive development.

Life is hinged on hope, our administration has restored hope to the people and we shall not relent until every citizen of the state attains individual prosperity whilst ensuring adequate security and putting the state on the path of sustainable development.

Whilst thanking all the good people of Ogun State who have entrusted us with their mandate, again we remain committed to providing a focused and qualitative governance that will be inclusive, participatory, accountable, transparent, fair, just and equitable.

The time has now come for all our adversaries to sheath their swords and join forces with our administration, if indeed the motive is to serve the good people of our dear state.

The common goal is the economic development of Ogun State and individual prosperity of our citizens.

Together, we can build a secure, purposeful and prosperous state.

Let all of us join hands to build a better future and engender unity, peace, development, through good governance that Ogun has witnessed in the last five months of our Administration.

Igbega Ipinle Ogun, Ajose gbogbo wa ni.