Man Arrested For Beating His Wife To Death

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A 28-year-old man, Kazeem Yusuf, has been arrested by operatives of Ogun State Police Command for allegedly beating his 26-year-old wife to death.

According to a press statement by the police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspect earlier on September 23 reported to a police station that his wife collapsed while going to fetch water and gave up the ghost.

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“Upon his report, Divisional Police Officer, Enugada division Superintendent of police, Baba Hamzat detailed his detectives to the scene, but on close observation of the corpse, the detectives noticed marks of violence on it which aroused their suspicion that the victim might not have died of natural cause.

“While the detectives were searching for more evidence, the suspect sneaked out and took to his heels. The corpse was subsequently taken to General hospital Ijaiye mortuary while a massive manhunt was launched for the fleeing killer husband,” the statement read in part.

Yusuf was finally arrested on October 14, 2019, at his hideout in Itori.

The police added that he has since made a confessional statement that he beat up his wife over a disagreement and she collapsed in the process and died.

The deceased has been buried by her relations according to Islamic rite.

Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama, has ordered the transfer of the suspect to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.

Two Arrested With Human Skull In Ogun


The Ogun state police command says it has arrested two men who were allegedly in possession of human skull along Ijoun road within Ipokia local government of the state.

According to a press statement by the police public relations officer, DSP, Abimbola Oyeyemi ,the two suspects were arrested following a complaint lodged by a resident of the area who reported that the two suspects were sighted at a cemetery where his mother was buried few months ago.

“The suspects were reported to be digging the grave of the mother of the complainant and that he suspects them to be up to something evil. ” he said.

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“Upon his report, the DPO Eggua division SP Kehinde Oyekangun quickly mobilized his men and moved to the scene but met the two men along the road. They were promptly accosted, and on searching the bag they carried, the skull of a woman was discovered there in.”

“The complainant identified the skull to be that of his mother.
On interrogation, the two suspects confessed to the commission of the crime, they admitted that they intended to use the skull for money making ritual. ”

“Meanwhile, the commissioner of police cp Bashir makama has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution. “

Police Arrest 28-Year-Old Suspected Serial Killer, Rapist In Ogun


The Ogun State Police command says it’s has arrested a 28-year-old serial killer and a rapist in the Ikenne area of the state.

According to a press statement by the police public relations officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the one-eyed man is allegedly a leader of the dreaded Eiye confraternity in Ikenne allegedly responsible for the killing of not less than 15 people in Ikenne and its environ.

“The suspect Sunday Paul a.k.a Blade who has been on the wanted list of the Command was arrested on the 21st September 2019, following intensive surveillance and technical investigation into his activities,” he said.

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“Upon his arrest, it was discovered that he has been arrested and charged to court on three different occasions and that he recently came out of prison over a murder related case.”

“On interrogation, he admitted been the leader of the Eiye cult group in Ikenne and its environ, he equally confessed been responsible for the killing of one Kabiru who he claimed to be a member of a rival cult group.”

“His arrest has elicited wild jubilation in Ikenne and its environs.”

“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Bashir Makama has ordered a full-scale investigation into the past activities of the suspect with the view to charging him to court as soon as possible.” he conceded

Sienna Bus Plunges Into Ososa River In Ogun State


A Sienna passenger bus allegedly with full passengers travelling from Lagos and heading towards Ijebuode has reportedly plunged into Ososa river, Odogbolu local government area of Ogun state, along the Sagamu/ Benin expressway

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the Ogun state command of the Federal road safety corps, Florence Okpe has confirmed the incident but said the cause of the accident is yet to be confirmed.

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According to the Ogun state traffic enforcement agency, the local divers contacted for the rescue operations are yet to commence rescue mission as they promised to commence the exercise tomorrow.

All rescue agencies which include the federal road safety corps and the Ogun state road traffic compliant and enforcement have stood down for now till tomorrow morning when rescue operation is expected to commence.

Truck Crushes Soldier To Death In Ogun


A soldier identified as R. A. Nata’Ala was crushed to death on Friday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

The incident was said to have occurred when a heavily loaded truck lost control around Iyana Mortuary area of the metropolis.

Channels Television gathered that the truck marked JJJ 833 XW and laden with stone granite, was coming from Idi-Aba end of Ajebo-Ijaiye Road, when the incident occurred around 10:30am.

It was learnt that the driver of the truck who lost control due to brake failure, veered off his lane and killed the soldier.

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The security operative, who was said to be riding a motorcycle alongside other vehicles, had been stopped at the intersection by the traffic light when the truck hit him.

An eyewitness told Channels Television that a female who was on the motorcycle with the soldier escaped death as she jumped off the bike before the truck dragged the motorcycle towards a culvert where the victim was slammed.

The female passenger, who was said to also be a soldier, immediately called some of their colleagues from 35 Artillery Brigade, Alamala, Abeokuta, who hurriedly came to evacuate the remains of the deceased.

The driver of the truck was reported to have abandoned the truck and bolted from the scene for fear of being lynched by angry mob.

Another eyewitness who was at the scene of the accident said there was panic in the area as residents and motorists feared military officers may unleash terror in the area.

The spokesman for the Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident.

He also said the remains of the deceased have been taken to the morgue at State General Hospital, Ijaye.

Chief Imam’s Son, Two Others Kidnapped In Ogun Community

Chief Imam’s Son, Two Others Kidnapped In Ogun Community


Suspected kidnappers have abducted three persons from Ode Omi community in Ogun State.

The victims were said to have been kidnapped on the eve of Sallah in the community, a boundary town between Ogun and Lagos States in Waterside in Ogun East senatorial district of the state.

The Ogun State Police Command confirmed the abduction of the three persons, including the son of a chief imam.

“On the eve of Sallah, some hoodlums came from the creeks and they attacked the residents of Ode Omi community where about three persons were abducted and they were taken to the creeks,” Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi who is the Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun told Channels Television on Wednesday.

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He, however, noted that the police have swung into action to rescue the victims and apprehend the suspects.

Oyeyemi insisted that the Command was committed to securing the lives and properties of the people of the state.

He warned kidnappers and others involved in various crimes to stay away from Ogun, adding that the police would not relent in their resolve to rid the state of criminal activities.

The Command’s spokesman said, “We are still investigating, and the Commissioner of Police has given a directive that we should ensure that those people are rescued unhurt. We are on it and very soon, we are going to get them rescued.

“Enough is enough; we are not going to fold our arms while some hoodlums will attack the good people of Ogun State. They will definitely be brought to book.”

‘Isheri Day’ Attack: How Soldiers Allegedly Killed Two Persons – Police


Police in Ogun State has said that some soldiers from the Ikeja Cantonment in Lagos, played a role in the killing of some residents of Isheri Olofin on Sunday, August 13.

The Ogun State Commissioner of Police, CP Bashir Makama in a statement on Monday, said credible information at the disposal of the command has it that on the said date, Four (4) men of the Nigerian Army believed to be from Ikeja Cantonment and posted to Kara Market, left their beats and went to Isheri Olofin, a border town between Lagos and Ogun State where the indigenes of the town were celebrating their annual “Isheri Day”.

CP Makama further revealed that the soldiers, on getting there, had a minor disagreement with some youths which made the soldiers to start shooting sporadically into the air.

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He adds that consequently, one Damilare Adelani was hit by bullets and he died on the spot.

The police spokesman went on to reveal that the ugly incident infuriated the people at the scene who in turn reacted violently against the soldiers leaving one of the soldiers and three other civilians injured.

He said the soldiers quickly took their injured colleague to a hospital (name withheld) where they met one of the injured civilians being attended to by a Medical Doctor on duty.

According to the police commissioner, a statement from the officials of the hospital reveals that the Soldiers ordered the doctor at gun-point, to leave the injured man and attend to their colleague.

They then dragged the patient out of the bed and subsequently stabbed him to death with a Bayonet attached to the muzzle of his rifle,” CP Makama said.

Following the emerging details of the incident, the Ogun State police command says a full-scale investigation into the “Isheri Day” shooting incident has been launched.

The command through CP Makama further notes that contact with the military authorities in Ogun State have been established and efforts are in place to ensure that those found wanting are brought to book.

Ogun Govt To Demolish 1,130 Structures Obstructing Waterways


The Ogun State Government says it will demolish 1,130 structures obstructing waterways in the 20 local government areas of the state.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Urban and Physical Development, Mr Nafiu Adebiyi, said the action is necessary to reduce avoidable loss of lives from floods.

According to him, residents of the affected buildings have been served to vacate such structures within three months.

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Permanent Secretary, Ogun State Ministry of Urban and Physical Development, Mr Nafiu Adebiyi

“We have made it clear that our purpose is to serve the people. We have identified about 1,130 buildings as at today (Friday), not just in Abeokuta but throughout the state.

“In Ilaro, Sagamu, Ijebu-Ode, Ifo, Ota; places known to be flood-prone areas. Why do people build houses in flood-prone areas? If you disturb the law of nature, nature is going to fight you back viciously.

“And if nature fights you back viciously, it doesn’t care whether you die or live, whether you are maimed or you become disabled or whatever. But we, as a government, this government of Prince Dapo Abiodun, is determined to ensure nobody is involved in this disaster,” he said.

Police Rescue Remaining Four Abducted Persons

A file photo of a policeman carrying a gun.



The Ogun State Police Command says it has rescued the remaining four persons abducted in the state.

Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed this on Saturday following the rescue of a woman, Mrs Ibelegbo Chidinma, who was also kidnapped earlier.

Mrs Chidinma is a deaconess at the Redeem Christian Church of God (RCCG), the police confirmed.

The five victims were abducted by armed men on Friday on the Sagamu-Benin Expressway.

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According to Oyeyemi, all the kidnapped victims were rescued unhurt from their abductors by operatives of the Command.

Hours after their kidnap, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, had ordered a massive manhunt for their captors.

Similarly, the police chief sent security operatives after the killers of Reverend Father Paul Offu, a Catholic Priest in charge of St. James the Greater Parish Catholic Church Ugbawka in Enugu state.

According to the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, tactical and operational assets of the police have been deployed with the Commissioner of Police, Ogun State Command taking the lead role in the search and rescue operations.

He also said crack detectives from the IGP-Intelligence Response Unit (IRT), the Forensic and Homicide sections of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), were deployed in Enugu State to complement the Command in their investigations into the killing of the Catholic priest.

Police Rescue Abducted RCCG Deaconess



The Ogun State Police Command says it has rescued one of the five kidnap pastors of the Redeem Christian church of God (RCCG).

According to the Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, Mrs Chidinma Ibelegbo, the only woman among the victims and a deaconess, was rescued unhurt by security operatives.

He explained that the woman regained freedom in the early hours of Saturday.

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Mr Oyeyemi added that the deaconess was taken to the Command’s headquarters in Abeokuta where arrangements were being made to take her to the Redemption Camp.

“Efforts are on top gear to rescue the remaining victims as the kidnappers who kept them in separate locations were changing their locations from time to time within the forest,” he said.

The Command’s spokesman gave assurance that the remaining four abducted victims would soon be rescued.

Mrs Ibelegbo was abducted along with four others on Friday by armed men on the Sagamu-Benin-Ore Expressway.

Ogun Police Confirm Kidnap Of Pastors Along Lagos-Benin Expressway


The Ogun state police command has confirmed the abduction of five persons believed to be clergymen, along Ogbere axis of the Lagos/Benin expressway.

According to the police public relations officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the victims were abducted while travelling from the eastern part of the country when the commercial bus they were travelling in was blocked around 3am by the gunmen at a location between Ondo and Ogun states.

He, however, said that the command could not ascertain that the abducted persons were ministers of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) who were on their way to the church Ministers’ Conference holding at the Redemption Camp in Ogun State.

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Speaking further on the abduction, the Police Public Relations Officer explained that the gunmen, after forcing the vehicle to a halt, whisked away four men and a woman into the forest, leaving the driver, a sick passenger and his wife in the vehicle.

He however, said the Commissioner of Police in the state, Bashir Makama, has personally led the police rescue team to the location.

“The police has been able to survey the forest and the possible hideout of the abductors aerially, with the aid of the police helicopter from the police headquarters in Abuja.” he said adding that “the rescue team was getting close to the location of the kidnappers, saying caution would be exercised by the team in order not to jeopardise the lives of the victims during the rescue operation.”

Ogun Government To Repair Three Federal Roads


The government of Ogun State says it is set to take over three strategic federal roads to boost socio-economic activities in its main industrial hubs.

In a statement by the press secretary to the governor, Kunle Somorin where State Governor, Dapo Abiodun said he had formally sought the permission of the federal government to dualise three major Federal roads linking the state and Lagos under the public, private sector partnership arrangement.

“The roads are, Ikorodu – Ogijo – Shagamu road, Epe – Ijebu – Ode road and Lagos – Ota – Abeokuta road.” the statement said

“The governor said the takeover became necessary because of the economic importance of the roads”.

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He made these disclosures while interfacing with the World Bank team headed by its country director, Rachid Benmessaoud

The statement further said that the governor was at the World Bank to share his vision of collective prosperity for Ogun people and bring onboard global best practices on the ease of doing business from the World Bank.

“He underscored the importance of development partnership to actualise his “building our future together” agenda and the centrality of public-private sector partnerships. ”

“The Lagos – Abeokuta road is a sorry sight when it rains and our people need to commute to and from Lagos every day because we are to Lagos what New Jersey is to New York.

“People who commute through Iyana Ilogbo will tell you of the nightmare they encounter every day because of potholes which cause endless gridlock. This is a road that has been under construction for a long time and still needs about N26bn before completion.”

“Only N1bn was in this year’s federal budget for that same road. So, as a responsible government, which is closer to the people, we have to do something”, Gov Abiodun said.

He stated further that the Epe – Ijebu Ode road requires similar intervention, just as the Ikorodu-Shagamu corridor.

“Lagos has completed its own end of the Epe-Ijebu Ode road. What we need to make it a total package is about 14.4km. So, we are taking it over because of the welfare of our people matters. It will become an alternative route for motorists going to the Eastern part of the country”, the Governor added.