Osun Police Holds Peace Meeting With Farmers And Herdsmen

Police Inspector Allegedly Kills Man Two Days To His WeddingThe Osun State Police Command has frowned at the use of underage children for cattle rearing business by Fulani herdsmen in the state.

This was made known during a peace meeting organised by the state command of the Nigeria police to iron out issues of disagreement raging between some farmers and herdsmen in the state.

At the meeting, the police said it discovered that asides lack of communications, the use of underage children who can’t handle cattle has led to consequent clash with farmers.

The Commissioner of Police, Fimihan Adeoye ‎who trying to make peace between the farmers and the herdsmen, noted the use of underage children to  rear cattle as one of the key causes of cattle tramping upon farms of indigenous people in the state.

He said the police will soon take legal actions on the use of underage children by the Fulani herdsmen in enforcement of the Child Rights Act which protects the children.

While the meeting was ongoing, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Osun State command, paraded three suspected Fulani men believed to be terrorising farmers and residents of Ikoyi in Isokan Local government Area of the state.

Addressing newsmen, the state commandant, Ayodele Phillips said the men were apprehended in possession of several guns, pellets, charms and many other dangerous weapons in the bush.

He called on the public to be open and give relevant information to security agencies when necessary.

Meanwhile, the NSCDC boss says thorough investigation will be carried out to ascertain claims of the men and apprehend the other two, who are presently at large, if found guilty will be brought to book.

Old Man Caught With Human Skull, Says ‘Na Mistake’

Old Man Caught With Human Skull, Says 'Na Mistake'A 72-year-old man arrested in Obatedo Iwo town in Osun state for severing a human skull from a cemetery has described his act as a mistake.

Idris Ajao who claimed to be a trained bricklayer, said that a herbalist, Tajudeen Jawesola, assigned him to exhume skulls from graves in the cemetery in return for 10,000 Naira.

Police, acting on a tip off, deployed men around the cemetery and arrested him with a skull.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Fimihan Adeoye said that detectives got the hint about the alleged atrocities of Ajao and trailed him until he was caught with the skull.

Speaking to Channels Television, Ajao said “the downfall of a man is not the end of his life “,”hard time is not forever and “mistake has no master”.

Speaking on in the Yoruba language, he said: “What happened yesterday is so painful to me, I arrived at the cemetery by 6.30PM in Igbote and left the place by 7.30PM, as I was going, the Police apprehended me.

“It was Jawesola that asked me to get the human skull for him. Everybody knows Jawesola to be a herbalist and he wanted to use the human skull to do his work.

“He said he would give me N10, 000. I should not have listened to him. It was a mistake”.

The Police however said that they were still in search of Jawesola.

Family Business

‎The Osun State Police Command also paraded a group of six persons believed to be related who kidnapped a five-year-old boy and demanded for a ransom from the parents.

Keeping the boy for five days, the group we learnt was finally able to collect the sum of 550,000 Naira from the boy’s family before they were arrested.

The kidnappers were said to have abducted the boy on December 22 at Ipetu-Ijesha and released him after five days.

Old Man Caught With Human Skull, Says 'Na Mistake'

The gang has as members a mother and daughter, a husband and his pregnant wife, a nursing mother and two others. One of them was said to be at large.

“This kidnapping case is one of the achievements we have been able to record in few days and the arrest of this old man‎.

“This five-year-old boy was forcefully taken from his parents when the gang arrived to take him and his parents had to run for safety and the boy was kept for about five days before he was released on the 27th of December upon the payment of 550,000 naira as ransom.

“But we thank God that the Police detectives attached to the anti-kidnap unit eventually succeeded in arresting the major culprits. Six of them have been arrested while one is still at large,” he explained.

“The implications is that by the grace of God we are close to cracking the case, but what is interesting in this matter is that all the members of the gang arrested are related to each other in one way or the other. ‎

“You can imagine the kind of trauma they must have caused the five-year-old boy who was separated from his parents for five good days.

“It appears it’s a family business but we thank God that the boy has been reunited with his family.

“He is in God health and the suspects are being processed for necessary prosecution,” declared the Commissioner of Police, Fimihan Adeoye.

He also warned citizens to be wary of those employed to work for them at home.

“What I want members of the public to know is that they should be wary of the people around them because investigation conducted so far shows that there is a kind of conspiracy between the actual abductors and a member of the family of the victim.

“So we advise that people should be very careful with their domestic servants and other members of their family,” CP Adeoye advised.

The Police boss later joined in the destruction of some bags of cannabis recovered by the security agents.

He appealed to the public to continue to collaborate with the Police to rid the state of crime and all evil capable of destroying the youths.

Osun Police Warn Skaters, Unregistered Drivers, Others

Skaters, Unregistered drivers, Osun PoliceThe Osun State Police Command on Friday said that it would no longer condone the recklessness of skaters on the highways.

The Police said that their act of holding on the moving cars, buses and motorcycles for fun has become a menace on the roads.

The Police Public Relations Officers, Folasade Odoro, said in a statement that this act by skaters is capable of causing distractions to drivers and ultimately leading to accidents that may claim lives.

Also, in order to forestall any breach of security, the Police said that they have mapped out stringent security measures to nip in the bud, all forms of crime and criminality in the state.

The Police warned that the law forbidding the plying of unregistered or unlicensed vehicles on the highways is still very much in force.

They warned owners of such vehicles to register them and stop covering their number plates or making it illegible for easy identification.

The Osun Police Command said that this warning became imperative owing to the increase in the number of fatal hit and run motor accidents, which is believed to be mostly perpetrated by unregistered drivers.

Osun Police Command Apprehend Suspected Ritualist

Osun State Police Command have nabbed a ritual suspect in Mosarajo village along  Ifewara road, Ile-Ife  in Osun State believed to have been defrauding people and using his shrine for illicit acts.

Parading the suspect in Osogbo, the state capital, the State Commissioner of Police, Dorothy Gimba, said the suspect was apprehended after a tip-off from a member of the vigilante group whose wife and child got missing around the area.

The suspect, Muntairu Aliu initially lied that the shrine was being used as a location for a Nollywood film as clothes, school uniforms, bags and shoes of possible female and male victims littered the place.

Fake cemeteries, effigies, dungeons, a coffin which is believed to have housed a snake and fake dollars were also discovered at the shrine which is suspected to be where Aburagbaja had been using for almost a year to dupe unsuspecting victims, in the name of helping them get rich quick through money ritual.

In the meantime, the police say investigation is ongoing as Muntairu Aliu, also known as, Abu Ragbaja, has agreed to lead them to other culprits who are in the same profession with him. They say Aburagbaja might be charged for obtaining by trick and defrauding the public.