Police Confirm Kidnap Of 13-Year-Old Boy In Ogun

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The Ogun state police command has confirmed the kidnap of a 13-year-old boy, Gbolahan Ajibola by gunmen in Obada-Oko in the Ewekoro Local Government Area of the state.

The gunmen were allegedly dressed in military camouflage.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer DSP, Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday.

He explained that the incident occurred on Saturday evening when the gunmen numbering about six, laid an ambush on Ajibola’s family as they were returning to their house after attending a programme at the Redeem Christian Church of God.

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“They were said to be hiding in a nearby bush close to the victim’s house when the gunmen pounced on the family after Ajibola alighted from his mother’s car to open the gate.

“It was alleged that both the victim’s mother, Bisi Ajibola and the grandmother were mercilessly beaten by the gunmen before they escaped with the boy”.

DSP Oyeyemi said men and officers of the command have swung into action in an attempt to rescue the boy unhurt.

The command spokesman added that the kidnappers are said to have reached out to the family of the abducted boy demanding 50million naira as ransom.

50-Year-Old Prophet Arrested For Raping Teenage Church Member

Tayo Shobowale was alleged to have taken advantage of the victim being alone with him in the church.

 

One Tayo Shobowale has been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for raping a 17-year-old girl in the state.

The victim is a member of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Oke-Igbala where Shobowale is said to be a prophet in the Ifo area of the state, the police said on Thursday.

Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun, confirmed the arrest of the 50-year-old suspect in a statement.

He noted that the suspect was apprehended following a report lodged at the Family Support Unit of the Police Area Command in Otta by the victim.

Accompanied by her mother to the station, the victim reported that the prophet invited her to the church for prayer sometime in March 2021.

He was alleged to have taken advantage of the victim being alone with him in the church and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.

After the illicit affair, according to the victim, the prophet ordered her to take a spiritual bath in the church with a spiritually prepared candle, which he used to rub her body.

“Since then, the victim complained that she has been having spiritual attacks which always make her fall down and remain unconscious for hours.

“Upon the report, the Area Commander Ota, ACP Muhideen Obe, detailed his Family Support Unit to the scene where the randy prophet was promptly arrested,” the statement read.

On interrogation, the suspect was said to have initially denied the allegations but could not absolve himself of the allegations when he was confronted by the victim.

Condemning the incident, the Commissioner of Police in Ogun, Edward Ajogun, ordered a thorough investigation of the case.

He also directed that the suspect be charged to court as soon as the investigation was concluded.

Police Rescue Three Abducted Travellers In Ogun

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The Ogun State Police Command has rescued three travellers that were abducted in the Ikenne Local Government Area of the state.

The victims were abducted by seven suspected kidnappers in the early hours of Friday at the Ogene area of the local council.

Speaking on the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this to Channels Television during an interview on Friday.

Three of the passengers travelling from Kwara State to Owode area of Ogun State were whisked away at gun point with their abductors demanding ₦50 million as ransom before they could be released.

Oyeyemi said officers of the State Police Command swung into action immediately the incident was communicated by one of the occupants of the vehicle conveying the travellers.

While assuring residents of the state of adequate security, he solicited quality information and synergy from them.

Meanwhile, two students of the same parents were crushed to death in an accident involving a Bajaj motorcycle and a Man diesel truck along the Sagamu – Ikorodu road in the state.

The Public Relations Officer of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident to journalists on Thursday.

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He explained that the incident which involved a Man diesel truck marked SHR 35 XA and a Bajaj motorcycle marked LSD 638 QB happened around 7:57 am and was caused by reckless driving and impatience on the part of the motorcycle rider.

“There were four students on the motorcycle when the incident happened, three students of Idagba Community High School, Sotubo and Wesley primary school, Ogijo, with one them riding the motorcycle conveying him and the others to school,” he said.

“In an attempt by the motorcyclist to find its way in between two  trailers, the motorcycle fell on its side and the rear tyre of one of the trailers ran over them.”

Akinbiyi explained that the remains of the deceased had been deposited at the morgue of Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu while the injured were taken to the same hospital for treatment.

While commiserating with the family of the deceased, he however appealed to commercial motorcyclists to always exercise patience, caution and avoid reckless and dangerous riding.

Two Students Die In Ogun Road Accident

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Two students of the same parents were crushed to death in an accident involving a Bajaj motorcycle and a Man diesel truck along the Sagamu – Ikorodu road in Ogun State

The Public Relations Officer of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident to journalists on Thursday.

He explained that the incident which involved a Man diesel truck marked SHR 35 XA and a Bajaj motorcycle marked LSD 638 QB happened around 7:57 am and was caused by reckless driving and impatience on the part of the motorcycle rider.

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“There were four students on the motorcycle when the incident happened, three students of Idagba Community High School, Sotubo and Wesley primary school, Ogijo, with one them riding the motorcycle conveying him and the others to school,” he said.

“In an attempt by the motorcyclist to find its way in between two  trailers, the motorcycle fell on its side and the rear tyre of one of the trailers ran over them.”

Akinbiyi explained that the remains of the deceased had been deposited at the morgue of Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu while the injured were taken to the same hospital for treatment.

While commiserating with the family of the deceased, he however appealed to commercial motorcyclists to always exercise patience, caution and avoid reckless and dangerous riding.

Ogun Community Leader Regains Freedom

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A community leader, Tajudeen Omotayo, who was kidnapped on Saturday in Imope, Ijebu North Local Government Area of Ogun State has regained his freedom from his abductors

He was said to have been released on Tuesday night after a sum of ₦5.5m was allegedly paid by the family to secure his freedom.

His abductors had earlier demanded ₦100 million ransom before they could release their victim.

The gunmen had abducted the community leader on Saturday while coming back from a meeting from Ijebu-Ode in his vehicle.

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He was reportedly accosted at Oke -Eri area of Imope, pulled him out and took him away to an unknown destination, leaving his vehicle on the Ijebu – Ode – Oru – Ibadan road.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the development but denied any ransom paid, saying that he has no knowledge of such.

Abductors Of Ogun Community Leader Demand N100m

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The abductors of a community leader in Ogun State, Tajudeen Omotayo, have demanded a ransom of N100 million before they will release him.

Omotayo is the leader of a community in Imope town in Ijebu-North Local Government Area of the state in south-west Nigeria.

He was abducted by gunmen on Saturday last week while returning from a meeting held in Ijebu-Ode town in his vehicle marked W 3J9.

The community leader was reportedly accosted at the Oke-Eri area of Imope where the armed men pulled him out and took him away to an unknown destination.

His vehicle was, however, abandoned on the Ijebu-Ode – Oru – Ibadan Road.

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Two days after the incident, Omotayo’s abductors were said to have reached out to his family to demand a ransom for his release.

They reportedly requested the sum of N200 million initially before reducing the money to N100 million.

The police authorities in the state also said the victim’s family confirmed to them that the kidnappers had demanded a ransom.

Abimbola Oyeyemi, who is the Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun, stated that the command would not be part of the arrangement to pay a ransom for the victim’s freedom.

Omotayo’s kidnap came barely a week after gunmen abducted two female students of the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) in Ago-Iwoye.

Channels Television had reported that the students were kidnapped while returning to their hall of residence located in the Olowu area in Ayetoro Campus of the institution in Yewa North Local Government Area.

Shortly after they were abducted, Oyeyemi had said that the police launched a manhunt in conjunction with local hunters to rescue the students.

The abductors were said to have contacted the parents of the students and demanded a sum of N50 million for their release.

After spending two nights in the custody of their abductors, the students regained their freedom on Tuesday last week.

While the police did not confirm the arrest of the students’ abductors, they insisted that no ransom was paid for their release.

Gunmen Abduct Ogun Community Leader

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Gunmen have kidnapped a community leader in Imope, Ijebu-North Local Government Area of Ogun State, Tajudeen Omotayo.

Omotayo, popularly called Oba Alade meta of Imope town, near Ijebu-Igbo, was kidnapped by gunmen on Saturday afternoon.

A source who is a resident of the town told Channels Television on Monday that the man left his place for Ijebu-Ode around 11 am in his car.

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The source further said the victim was kidnapped by herdsmen on his way back home around 3:00 pm by unknown gunmen who accosted him at Oke-Eri of Imope and took him away leaving his vehicle on the road.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi also confirmed the incident to Channels TV on Monday.

“We are aware of the incident, we are on it. Our people are there, operatives of the Anti-kidnapping unit are there. The Area Commander, Ijebu-Ode is there. All the DPOs have been deployed to the place.  We are working on it,” he stated.

Police Arrest Two For Killing Mother, Son In Ogun

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The police in Ogun State have arrested two suspects for allegedly killing a housewife and her four-year-old son.

In a statement issued on Monday, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said the victims were killed for ritual purposes.

He identified the suspects as 29-year-old herbalists Baoku Gbuyi and a 27-year-old bricklayer Olamide Odulaja.

The arrest of the suspects, the police spokesman noted, followed a report received at Ijebu Igbo division, from the victim’s husband, who reported that his wife and his son went out and yet to return, and efforts to locate her and the little boy was futile.

“On interrogation, Olamide confessed that he and one herbalist abducted the victim and her son on the 13 of February 2021 and that the victims were killed for money ritual at the house of the said herbalist,” Oyeyemi said.

“He stated further that, it was the herbalist who burnt the woman’s head which he used for him and upon Hus confession, detectives went after the said herbalist who resides in Arararomi, Jaoara, Ijebu Igbo.

“On getting to his resident, it was discovered that the herbalist has taken to flight having heard about the arrest of Olamide.”

On how the suspects were arrested, the police spokesman said following the complaints lodged, all the adjoining divisions were alerted to be on the lookout for the fleeing suspect who was eventually traced to Kajola village, where he was arrested by the DPO Awa Ijebu with the assistance of hunters and local vigilantes

“On interrogation, the herbalist confessed that it was Olamide Odulaja who approached him for the money-making ritual following which he asked him to bring a head of human being as one of the material to be used,” he stated.

The suspected herbalist was said to have opened up that they conspired to abduct the woman and her son and slaughter them for ritual purpose.

The suspect noted that he burnt the woman’s head with some other herb material which he gave to Olamide to use.

When asked about the little boy, he said that his head and remains were dumped inside a pit latrine.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.

The CP who described the incident as the height of man inhumanity to man warned those who are out looking for a money-making ritual to desist as only hard work backed with prayer can lead to success.

Two OOU Students Abducted In Ogun Regain Freedom

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The two female students of the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye abducted by gunmen have regained their freedom.

Police authorities in Ogun State confirmed the release of the children to Channels Television on Tuesday night.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, noted that the students, identified as Adeyemo Precious and Oyefule Abiola, returned unhurt.

He said the victims who have spent two nights in the custody of their abductors would be reunited with their families thereafter.

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Asked if any money was paid to secure their release, the command’s spokesman stated that no ransom was paid, to the best of his knowledge.

Precious is said to be a student of the Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management, while Abiola is of the department of Agricultural Economics at OOU.

Channels Television had reported that the students were kidnapped by armed men on Sunday night while returning to their hall of residence located in the Olowu area in Ayetoro Campus of the institution in Yewa North Local Government Area.

Shortly after they were abducted, Oyeyemi had said that the police launched a manhunt in conjunction with local hunters to rescue the students.

The abductors were said to have contacted the parents of the students and demanded a sum of N50 million for their release.

While the police did not confirm the arrest of the students’ abductors, they insisted that no ransom was paid for their release.

Ogun Police Arrest Fleeing Suspected Kidnap Kingpin From Oyo

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The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a notorious kidnap kingpin who escaped from Oyo State after killing someone.

In a statement issued on Monday, the Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi said that the suspect, Usman Hassan, whose accomplices had earlier been arrested in Oyo State.

He revealed that the suspect fled after kidnapping a farm owner at Solalu village and subsequently killed him after collecting ransom.

“On getting to Ogun State, he started recruiting other Fulani men to form another kidnap gang in Ogun State, he ran out of luck when detectives of Ogun State Police Command got information about his activity from those Fulanis he had tried to recruit into his kidnap gang,” he said.

To the police spokesman, the suspect was arrested at his hideout in the Imala area in Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State.

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He added, “On interrogation, he confessed that he conspired with his biological brother one Tahiru Usman and others to kidnap their victim in Akinyele area of Ibadan and that they decided to kill the man after collecting ransom because the man  can identify them.”

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, has directed that the suspect be transferred to the Anti-kidnapping Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for onward transfer to Oyo State Command where he will be prosecuted.

EFCC Arrests 57 Internet Fraud Suspects, Recovers Two Pump Action Rifles In Ogun

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The Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 57 suspected internet fraudsters at their hotel hideouts and recovered two pump action rifles.

EFCC’s Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed that the suspects were arrested on Friday at four different hotels in Ilaro town in Ogun State.

He explained that the operation followed actionable intelligence linking the suspects to alleged fraudulent activities, ranging from love scam on numerous dating sites, obtaining money by false pretences, and other cybercrimes.

Four exotic cars, mobile phones, laptops, two rifles, and several incriminating documents were recovered from them.

The suspects include Olatunji Opeyemi, Akintunde Oluwashola, Babatunde Gbolahan, Emmanuel Oluwadamliare, Ogundare Adewunmi, Popoola Salmon, Adebayo Olamilekan, Bakare Kudus, Michael Moyosoro, and Olatunji Tosin.

Others are Ishola Wasiu, Ugwu David, Salaudeen Roqueb, Obafunmilayo David, Jimoh Abiodun, Idowu Adeola, Oladipupo Nurudeen, Olasoju Mohammed, Onipede Toheed, Bello Abdullahi, Olatunji Abiola, Ogunbayo Peter, Adeyemi Ismail, Toheed Oluwaseun, Abiola Mutiu, Shoneye Idowu, Badmus Kayode, Ilyas Olanrewaju, Oladeji Babatunde, and Ijiola Adewole.

The suspects arrested by the EFCC in Ogun State are paraded on March 12, 2021.

 

Also arrested by the anti-graft agency include Odewunmi Pelumi, Oyeniyi Olashile, Shogbamu Lukeman, Adebanji Michael, Bangbose Olakunle, Ashore Godwin, Bello Abdullahi, Ogundeji Ibrahim, Bashir Toheed, Olaleye Farudeen, Sunday Emmanuel, Adebowale Olamilekan, Babajide Bolaji, and Oluyide Olawale.

The remaining suspects are Abdullahi Farouq, Opeloyeru Abdulwaheed, Adeola Israel, Shittu Olamilekan, Abdullahi Owolabi, Ganiyu Olawale, Biodun Sunday, Aiyemidotun Omolade, Alade Oluwatosin, Oladele Temilope, Ogunrinde Akanbi, Awobaju Damilare, and Bello Olayithan.

“They will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded,” the statement by the EFCC spokesman said.

Ogun Govt Receives 50,000 Doses Of AstraZeneca Vaccine

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The Ogun State government has taken delivery of an initial set of 50,000 doses of the first batch of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Governor Dapo Abiodun received the vaccines on Monday at the Government House in the Okemosan area of Abeokuta, the state capital.

He gave an assurance that the vaccines would be deployed immediately across the 236 wards of the 20 local governments of the state.

The governor was delighted that Ogun was the first to receive the first batch of the vaccines among the comity of states in the country.

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According to him, the vaccines will be promptly distributed to ensure seamless vaccination exercise as the state awaits another set of 50,000 doses.

Governor Abiodun commended President Muhammadu Buhari for what he described as his purposeful leadership in the fight against the pandemic.

While he also appreciated the efforts of development partners and critical stakeholders, the governor asked residents of the state to continue to adhere strictly to the COVID-19 safety protocols.

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Amid the rising figure of confirmed cases of COVID-19, the fight against the outbreak received a major boost on Tuesday last week as Nigeria took delivery of its first batch of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines from COVAX, a World Health Organisation (WHO)-backed initiative set up to procure and ensure equitable distribution of vaccines for free among countries across the world.

The first shipment of 3,924,000 doses of the vaccines arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja via an Emirates airplane from India.

In preparation for the distribution, the Federal Government had said the vaccines would be administered in the order of priority, with the frontline health workers on the top of the list.

It noted that it would also consider the elderly and the strategic leaders in the country – such as the President and other key public office holders in the country.