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.
Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has won the case challenging his election at the Court of Appeal.
This comes as the appeal court sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital affirmed the victory of the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the Ogun State governorship election held on March 9.
The court 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.
A four-man appeal panel of justices had on November 4 reserved its ruling on the two appeals after counsels had adopted their written addresses.
At Monday’s sitting, the appellate court upheld the election of Mr Abiodun as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Mohammed Ambi-Usi Danjuma, who stood in for the head of the panel, Justice Abubakar Yahyah.
It dismissed the appeal filed by Mr Akinlade for lack of merit, saying Governor Abiodun won the poll having secured the highest number of lawful votes cast.
Shortly after the judgement was delivered, the APC in Ogun commended the decision of the appellate court through its publicity secretary, Tunde Oladunjoye.
Oladunjoye spoke at a press conference held at the party’s secretariat in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
According to him, the party is extending a hand of fellowship to members of opposition parties to join hands in building the state’s economy.
The APC publicity secretary attributed the victory at the appeal court to God, as well as the support and understanding of the residents of the state.
He called for more cooperation and a better understanding of the Dapo Abiodun administration’s policies and programmes.
Oladunjoye gave assurance that the party would ensure an inclusive government, saying Governor Abiodun would not betray the confidence reposed in him by the people of Ogun.
The Ogun state police command says it has arrested a middle-aged woman Falilat Olatunji for the stealing a four month old baby boy.
According to the police public relations officer, DSP, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested after a complaint by a neighbour who reported at Sabo Ilupeju police station.
“One Taiwo Bello f’ was washing clothing behind her house at Iyana kajola mile 2 Abeokuta, she left her four month old baby Ibrahim Bello sleeping in the room only for her to get back to the room and discovered that the baby has been taken away by an unknown person,” he said.
“The neighbour further explained that the woman raised alarm which attracted a lot of people to the house and that up till the time of his report, the baby is yet to be found. ”
“Upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Sabo Ilupeju division chief superintendent of police , Alhasan AbdulAzeez mobilized his detectives to the scene and commenced a full scale investigation into the case. ”
“Their efforts yielded positive result when the suspect was sighted at Ilewo Orile with the baby and she was promptly arrested. ”
“On interrogation, the suspect who resides at no 23 Jawando street Ayobo Lagos confessed stolen the baby but claimed that she only wanted to use the baby to deceive her husband whom she had earlier informed that she got pregnant for as the product of the pregnancy. ”
“Investigation further revealed that the suspect was once squatting in the same house with the parents of the baby and that she was present during the naming ceremony of the same baby.”
The baby has been reunited with his parents.
“Meanwhile, the commissioner of police, Bashir Makama has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.”
” He equally appealed to members of the public to always beware of people around them because there a lot of wolves in human skin. ” he concluded
The Ogun state police command says it has arrested a 56year old suspected quack Doctor Salahudeen Jamiu for carrying out abortion that led to the death of a house wife and mother of four in Ota area of the State.
According to the state police public relations officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested following a report by the husband of the deceased
“The husband of the deceased reported at onipanu division that he received a call from one Dupe Odebunmi who claimed to be a nurse that his wife one kehinde Olakitan was sick and on admission at Mojisola Maternity clinic belonging to the suspect,” he said.
“He stated further that on getting to the clinic, he found nobody there, but on his way back home, he discovered the corpse of his wife in front of a building close to his house. ”
“Upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer Onipanu division Superintendent of Police, Magdalene Adeniji detailed her detectives to launch a manhunt for the Operator of the Maternity center”
“Their efforts yielded positive result when the suspect was arrested on the 24th of October 2019.”
“On interrogation, the suspect admitted carrying out an abortion on the deceased who was brought to him by her friend named Dupe Odebunmi and that the deceased a mother of four died in the process.”
“He confessed further that it was out of fear that made him dumped her corpse in the frontage of a house close to the woman’s residence. ”
According to him,the remains of the deceased has been deposited at general hospital ota mortuary for autopsy.
“Meanwhile, the commissioner of police cp Bashir Makama has ordered the transfer of the suspect to homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for proper investigation and prosecution.”
The commissioner of police also appealed to members of the public to always patronize qualify health providers whenever the need arises instead of seeking medical assistance from quack and unqualified practitioners.
The Ogun State Sector of the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed the death of nine people in two separate road crashes in the state.
Public Education Officer of the sector, Florence Okpe, noted in a statement on Saturday that the accidents occurred on Saturday around Ijebu Ife and Ijebu Ode towns while two others were injured.
The first crash occurred in very early in the morning when the weather was dark while the second crash occurred a few hours later on the same corridor at Ijebu Ife.
“The people involved in the crash were seven comprising six male adults and one female adult. The people injured in the crash were two, made up of one male adult and one female adult,” the statement said.
Two persons died from the injuries sustained in the first crash which involved two vehicles – Toyota picnic car and a DAF truck.
According to the Okpe, the crash was suspected to have been caused by armed robbery attacks when the driver of the Toyota car suddenly reversed on the highway upon sighting the armed robbers and in the process, the oncoming truck rammed into it.
She, however, said the injured victims were taken to the General Hospital in Ijebu-Ode while the bodies of the dead were deposited at the same hospital.
“The second crash occurred at about 0820hrs on the Ijebu-Ode – Sagamu Expressway, also at Ijebu Ife.
“Nineteen people were involved in the crash – three male adults and 16 female adults – and 10 people were injured while seven died in the crash, comprising one male adult and six female adults,” the statement added.
The FRSC official noted that the accident involved two vehicles – a Mack tanker and a Toyota Hiace commuter bus coming from Okitipupa, Ondo State.
She said the crash was a head-on collision as the bus due to excessive speed could not manoeuvre the diversion point and in the process collided head on with the truck.
“The injured victims were rescued to the General Hospital Ijebu-Ode for medical treatment and the bodies of the dead victims deposited at same hospital,” Okpe added.
The FRSC Ogun State Sector Commander, Clement Oladele, had commiserated with the families of the victims and urged them to visit the medical institutions or the command for details of the crashes
He also urged motorists to drive cautiously and within approved speed limits and resist dangerous overtaking to avoid a reoccurrence of the crashes.
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.
“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.
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.
“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. “
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.
“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