Six Suspected Cultists Arrested For Stirring Up Mayhem In Abeokuta

 

The Ogun State Police Command says its men have arrested six suspected members of the dreaded cult groups, Eiye and Aiye, while engaging in a supremacy battle within the Ijaye area of Abeokuta, the state capital.

According to a press statement by the police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspects; Kazeem Ogundairo, Nasiru Idris, Ayo Joshua, Damilare Shogbamu, Bisiriyu Ibrahim Owoyele and Labulo Jamiu, were arrested following a distress call from residents of Ijaye, suggesting that the cultists were rioting within the area.

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“Upon receiving the distress call, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, directed the special squad led by ACP Bolanle Muritala to move to the scene and bring the situation under control,” the statement partly read.

On sighting the policemen, some of the hoodlums ran in  different directions, while some engaged the policemen with dangerous weapons.

At the end of the encounter, the squad succeeded in arresting six hoodlums, while others escaped.

The police spokesperson further stated that CP Lanre Bankole has ordered a continuous operation to clamp down on all known cultists within the state, noting that an end must come to their nefarious activities.

Dapo Abiodun Appoints Fatungase As New CMD Of OOUTH

A photo combination of Governor Dapo Abiodun and the new CMD of the Ogun State University Teaching Hospital, Dr. Oluwabunmi Motunrayo Fatungase

 

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Sunday approved the appointment of Dr  Oluwabunmi Motunrayo Fatungase as the substantive Chief Medical Director of the state-owned teaching hospital, the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu.

Prior to her appointment, Dr Fatungase was operating in an acting capacity as the CMD of the tertiary health institution, a position she held since April 2021.

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In a statement, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Kunle Somorin,  said the new head of the OOUTH, Sagamu, is an alumnus of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, and has been a medical practitioner for over 24 years.

“A Consultant Anaesthetist, with a special interest in Regional Techniques and Paediatric Anaesthesia, Dr. Fatungase, who was a former Head of Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive care at the teaching hospital and the Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences, Ikenne, was the substantive Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee of the hospital from Jan 2019 to 2022,” the statement read.

“The CMD is also a Fellow of both National Postgraduate Medical College and West African College of Surgeons, Faculty of Anaesthesia.  She is equally the past president, the Medical Women Association of Nigeria, Ogun State chapter. Dr Fatungase is happily married with children.”

Police Arrest Man For Allegedly Trafficking Wife, Son In Ogun

File photo of Ogun PPRO, Abimbola Oyeyemi.

 

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a man for allegedly trafficking his wife and two-year-old son to Mali.

Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, identified the suspect as Kingsley Essien.

He was nabbed for selling his son for N600,000 while moving his wife out of the country for prostitution.

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“The suspect was arrested following the report lodged at Agbara divisional headquarters by his wife, Bright Essien, who reported that sometime in October 2021, her husband, Kingsley Essien, informed her that he had secured a job for her in Bamako Mali and that he has assisted many people to that country for greener pastures before,” the statement issued on Thursday read in part.

“She explained further that being her husband, she didn’t suspect any foul play until she got to Mali only to discover that she has been sold to a human trafficker cartel headed by a woman at the rate of One million four hundred thousand naira.”

Oyeyemi said that while in Mali, the suspect’s wife was forced into prostitution, but later found her way to the Nigeria embassy in Bamako where she was assisted back to Nigeria.

The police spokesman explained that on getting to the country from Mali, Bright discovered that her son who was in the care of the suspect was nowhere to be found.

After lodging the report, the Divisional Police Officer in the Agbara division, Abiodun Salau, dispatched his detectives to go after the suspect and he was eventually arrested.

Upon interrogation, Oyeyemi said the suspect confessed to the commission of the crime, admitting that he sold the boy to somebody at the rate of N600,000.

While reacting to the arrest, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Lanre Bankole, ordered the transfer of the suspect to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.

This is even as he ordered that the buyer of the son must be traced and arrested in order to recover the stolen child.

DSS Arrest Suspected Land-Grabber In Ogun

Two DSS operatives have a conversation during an operation.

 

The Department of State Service (DSS) has arrested a notorious land grabber, Adeogun Elijah for allegedly terrorising residents of Iju-Ota in Ado-Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State.

Elijah, popularly called Killer, was arrested on Monday in his home in Araromi Estate, Iyesi-Ota by the DSS tactical team.

The 40-year-old suspect was reported to be on the wanted list of the police for the alleged murder of Monday Eredua and Moruf Babalola respectively.

The suspect had previously evaded arrests by other sister security agencies.

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According to a source within the Ogun state command of the DSS, the suspect had seriously terrorised residents of Ipetu Baba-Ode via Iju-Ota, Ado Odo/Ota LGA.

The source informed Channels Television that the land grabber and his gang members had attacked killed and destroyed property with the intention to forcefully take over the community land.

He explained that the command received a petition dated 10th May 2022, by the Adelupo Family of Ipetu Baba Ode Community against the suspect for the alleged murder of Ereduwa and Babalola, who were respectively shot dead.

The source added that Elijah, who operates as an estate agent in Ota, was also reported to have severed the hands and heads of his victims and dumped their remains in the swamp, to prevent the bodies from being discovered.

“Following the receipt of the petition from the Adelupo Family of Ipetu Baba Ode Community, on May 10, over threat to life and murder of one Monday Ereduwa on 17th November 2021 and Moruf Babalola, on the 26th May 2021, the tactical team of the command conducted a special operation which led to the arrest of Elijah, otherwise known as ‘Killer’ and one other, Oyelekan Okunade,” said the source.

“The suspect had earlier been declared wanted by the police and even evaded various attempts to arrest him by sister security agencies. The suspect had also terrorised the community, harassed and attacked the residents with the view to forcefully taking over the community land.”

“It was also reported that the suspect was in the habit of harvesting the hands and heads of his victims, and later dumped the remains in the swamp to prevent the bodies from being discovered. The suspect, will, however, be handed over to the police for further investigation.”

Police Arrest Suspected Notorious Cultist On Wanted List In Ogun

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The Ogun State Police Command on Wednesday said it has arrested a notorious cultist/armed robbery suspect, Christian Peter, in Mowe area of the state.

Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement issued to journalists in Abeokuta.

He said the suspect, who has been on the police wanted list for a long time, has been responsible for many criminal acts in the state.

“The suspect who has been on the wanted list of the command for quite some time now was arrested while the Divisional Police Officer, Mowe Division, CSP Folashade Tanaruno, was on routine patrol of Mowe/Ofada road. He is one of the hoodlums terrorizing Mowe/Ofada axis in recent time,” he said.

The suspect was allegedly sighted by the Divisional Anti-Robbery Team on the premises of a hotel in the Olororo area of Mowe with a waist bag.

While noting that the suspect attempted to escape upon sighting police operatives, Oyeyemi said he was however apprehended.

According to the police spokesman, a locally made double barrel pistol loaded with four live cartridges was recovered from him while his waist bag was searched.

Reacting to the arrest, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Lanre Bankole, ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.

Police Arrest Three Suspected Armed Robbers In Ogun

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

 

Three suspected armed robbers have been arrested in Ogun State, police authorities have said.

The suspects were nabbed on Saturday after attacking and robbing a company in the Ogijo area of the state.

Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspected robbers – Shadrach Blessing, Edibo Peter and Osuwgu Oyebuchi – were apprehended following a distress call received by policemen at Ogijo Divisional Headquarters that they had invaded Ruthfort Service Limited at Ikorodu-Sagamu road.

Having gained access to the company at about 2:45 am through the fence, they were said to have pointed a gun at the security man on duty after cutting the security wire and ordered him to lie face down while they removed four industrial batteries.

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“On receiving the distress call, the DPO Ogijo division, CSP Onatufeh Umoh, quickly led his patrol team to the scene where the robbers, who have already escaped to the street, were chased in collaboration with members of the public and apprehended three amongst them, while others escaped,” the statement partly read.

Items recovered from them are the four industrial batteries.

While reacting to the arrest, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Lanre Bankole, ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.

Customs Intercepts Bags Of Poisonous Rice In Ogun

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File photo of Nigeria Customs Service office in Abuja.

 

Officers of the Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit Zone A, have intercepted over 1000 bags of foreign parboiled rice smuggled into the country through the Benin Republic border.

The Acting Comptroller of the Unit, Hussein Ejibunu, stated this during a briefing on Thursday.

Ejibunu said the rice with label production from India came in through the Benin land border.

According to him, before further action, the consumables are tested by the National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).

He said it was in the process that it was confirmed that the rice contained lead which he said is poisonous to human health.

He said: “after seizing the smuggled rice, we called NAFDAC to conduct laboratory analysis it was gathered that the rice named SIMBA which consists of Led substances that is poisonous to the body was produced in India”.

Mister Ejibunu Further warned Nigerians to desist from buying any imported rice, saying “no smuggled items will escape through the borders in the southwest under my watch”.

Abiodun Gifts Brand New Cars To 38 Permanent Secretaries In Ogun

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Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has branded new cars to 38 permanent secretaries appointed by the state government as well as those appointed by the immediate past administration.

Speaking on Thursday at the official presentation of the cars to the beneficiaries, Abiodun said the permanent secretaries deserved the gesture and more because they have contributed immensely to the successes of his administration and the gesture was to appreciate them for their dedication.

The governor, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Tokunbo Talabi, asked them to continue to imbibe entrepreneurial skills that will make the agencies of government more viable.

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“We are on a long journey together. I urge you to deploy entrepreneurial sense in your duties so that the government can make more impact,” he said.

According to Abiodun, the state had great potential which his administration was set to unlock to further improve the fortunes of the state in order to make life more comfortable for the people.

This is even as he urged top government officials to continue to support and cooperate with his administration, saying any house divided against itself cannot stand.

It would be recalled that the governor had informed in his speech delivered on the 2022 May Day celebration that his administration has procured official cars for all the permanent secretaries – those appointed by this administration and those appointed by the immediate past administration and are still in service.

Speaking on behalf of the permanent secretaries, the Chairman Body of Permanent Secretaries, Mr Kola Fagbohun, expressed gratitude to the Dapo Abiodun-led administration “for yet another welfare package of brand-new officials cars at a period of great financial challenges at all tiers of government in our polity”.

Fagbohun pledged continued support to the government towards moving the state forward to an enviable reference point for more impactful governance.

Police Arrest Four Suspected Cultists During Night Meeting In Ogun

The suspected cultists arrested by police operatives in Ogun State. Credit: Ogun State Police Command.

 

Four suspected cultists have been arrested in Ogun State during a night meeting at a hideout behind Eleja Primary school, Igbo-Ewe area of Ilaro, police authorities said on Monday.

In a statement on Monday, the Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspects are members of the Aiye cult group said to have killed one Segun Onifade on April 20.

Prior to their arrest, they have been on the wanted list of the Ogun State Police Command. They were nabbed following information received by policemen at Ilaro divisional headquarters that they were holding a secret meeting.

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“Upon the information, the DPO Ilaro Division, CSP Olayemi Jacob mobilized his men and moved to the scene where four of the suspects namely; Samson Jacob a.k.a Cybog, Iyanu Kazeem Akande a.k.a Omo Iyami, Adebayo Adeoluwa a.k.a Dudu and Yusuf Adelakun were arrested,” the police spokesman said.

Items recovered from them include two cut-to-size locally made pistols, four live cartridges, one battle axe, five different handsets, assorted charms, weeds suspected to be Indian hemp and one unregistered red Bajaj motorcycle.

On his part, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Lanre Bankole, ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the Anti-Cultists Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.

The police boss also directed that the war against cultism and other violent crime must be sustained so as to make the state a peaceful place for all to live.

Suspected Notorious Cultist Arrested In Ogun

File photo of Ogun PPRO, Abimbola Oyeyemi.

 

A suspected notorious cultist has been arrested in Ogun State, police authorities said on Sunday.

The suspect – Rotimi Adebiyi – popularly known as Paracetamol – has been accused of terrorizing Abeokuta and Ifo environs in the state.

Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed this via a statement issued in Abeokuta, said the cultist has been on the police wanted list over his role in several cult clashes in the state.

According to the police spokesman, the clashes have led to the death of some members of another cult group.

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“The suspect, a leader of the Eiye cult group used to come into Abeokuta metropolis to strike and always run back to his hideout in Ifo. The police operatives acting on credible intelligence stormed his place at about 1:30 am of Saturday 30th of April 2022, where he was apprehended,” the police spokesman said.

He explained that the suspect was apprehended by operatives of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) led by CSP Olanrewaju Kalejaye in his hideout in the Ifo area of the state.

Items recovered from him are one cut to size locally made pistol, one live cartridge, assorted criminal charms, weed suspected to be Indian hemp, and a cutlass.

While reacting to the arrest, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Lanre Bankole, ordered a full-scale investigation into the past activities of the suspect with the view of arraigning him in court as soon as possible.

Ogun Governor, Abiodun Declares Re-Election Bid

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, was presented with the nomination and expression of interest forms of the APC in Abeokuta on April 28, 2022.

 

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has declared his intention to run for a second term as governor of the state.

Ahead of the elections scheduled to be conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in 2023, the governor announced that his deputy, Noimot Oyedele, would remain his running mate in the contest.

Governor Abiodun made the announcement on Thursday at the Executive Council chamber of the Government House in Abeokuta, the state capital.

He spoke while receiving the nomination and expression of interest forms bought and presented to him by a group from his constituency, the Dapo Abiodun Mandate Group.

The governor who could not hide his feeling about the gesture thanked the group for believing in him and promised not to betray the trust and confidence reposed in him.

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The group had passed a vote of confidence in the governor and his team for his leadership style which they said has continued to impact positively on the socioeconomic and political development of the state.

Meanwhile, Governor Abiodun shared the news on his Facebook page, saying, “Today, I formally declared my intention to run for a second term in office, and I also announced that I will be running with my deputy, Engr. Noimot Salako Oyedele.

“This was during the presentation of my nomination form by the DA Mandate Group to me. The DA Mandate Group, led by Apagun Biyi Adeleye, had raised funds for the purchase of Expression of Interest and Nomination forms for my second term bid.

“With the support of the good citizens and residents of our dear State, we must sustain the #BuildingOurFuture Together Agenda by doing all that is reasonably within our reach towards ensuring that we provide focused and qualitative governance for everyone.”

Police Arrest Suspected Nine-Man Kidnap Syndicate In Ogun

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The police have arrested a nine-man kidnap syndicate for allegedly terrorising the Abeokuta/Ayetoro area of Ogun State.

The suspects were arrested at their hideout in the Abule Oba area of the state.

This was disclosed in a statement on Monday by the Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi.

According to him, the suspects; Hammed Taiwo, Kehinde Jimoh, Umar Sanda, Sanda Aliu, Ali Morandu, Usman Abubakar, Usman Mohammed, Umaru Ahmadu and Umaru Momodu were arrested, following credible intelligence gathered by policemen at Sabo/Ilupeju divisional headquarters, that Hammed Taiwo and Kehinde Jimoh who are errand okada riders to the kidnap syndicate were sighted somewhere in Rounder area of Abeokuta North local government.

“Upon the information, the Divisional Police Officer, Sabo/Ilupeju division, SP Mustapha Opawoye, quickly moblised his men and moved to the area, where the duo of Hammed Taiwo and Kehinde Jimoh were apprehended,” Mr Oyeyemi said

He said that on interrogation, the suspects confessed been part of the syndicate, but their own role is to run errands and watch the environment to prevent law enforcement agents from getting to them unawares

“Their confession led to the discovery of the hideout of syndicate at Abule oba, off Ayetoro road, where they always meet after collecting ransom from their victims.”

He said that on the discovery of the hideout, the DPO mobilized his men, So Safe Corps, OPC men, local hunters, and men of Amotekun corps stormed the place where all the nine suspects of the syndicate were arrested

He maintained that Preliminary investigation revealed that, the suspects are the group terrorizing Abeokuta/Ayetoro road in recent times as Some of their victims have been able to identify them as their abductors

“The state commissioner of police, CP Lanre Bankole, who expressed satisfaction about the intelligence-based investigation carried out by his men which led to the arrest of the hoodlums has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to anti-kidnapping section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation” he concluded