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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.