Man Kills Five Family Members In Oyo

Man Sentenced To Seven Years Imprisonment for Raping OctogenarianA 28-year-old man identified as Monday Daniel set his family house ablaze, killing five people in the process while two survivors are in critical condition receiving medical treatment at Muslim hospital, Kishi in Oyo state.

The Oyo State Police Command has assured members of the public that justice would be served.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Adekunle Ajisebutu, who spoke to Channels Television on the incident confirmed that four of the deceased were children including an eight-month old baby.

“At about 02:36pm on February 19, a man named Monday Daniel, suspected to be insane set his family members ablaze”, Ajisebutu said.

Eye witnesses said Daniel left home in annoyance, only to return in the night to set his family house and all seven occupants on fire.

They explained that after his request for some money to enable him travel to an undisclosed destination was turned down, the suspect became angry and promised to deal with them.

The seven people were said to be sleeping before being set ablaze, as five of them were completely burnt to ashes while two others survived.

However, residents of the community could do little as the incident happened in the night.

Daniel who had taken to his heels after the act was later arrested by the police.

Ajisebutu further said “because of the gravity of the crime, the Commissioner of Police has directed that the case be transferred with immediate effect to the Criminal Investigation and Intelligent Department for further investigation.

“I must quickly add that the suspect immediately after the act, escaped from the scene.

“However, prompt intervention by the police yielded positive result as the arsonist was arrested”.

The police said the suspect confessed to the crime, claiming he did not know what came over him at the time.

Nevertheless, the suspect has been transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department in Iyaganku Ibadan, for further investigations which would include psychological evaluation to decipher his mental status.

Police Arrest 175 Suspected Criminals In Oyo State

Edo Police Command Parades 96 Suspected CriminalsThe Oyo State Police command has arrested 175 suspects for various offences committed within and outside the state

As a result, local rival cults that have been terrorising some communities within Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, would no longer disturb public peace as their leaders have been rounded up.

The State Police Commissioner, Mr Sam Adegbuyi, who made the disclosure, told journalists at the command headquarters Eleyele Ibadan, that the miscreants who were notorious for fatal political and communal clashes, have been on the run for too long despite bounties placed on their heads.

Giving account of other arrests made, he said: “54 armed robbery suspects, three kidnappers, 16 burglars, four cultists, two ritualists, (found with decomposing human skull) and two rapists, were paraded while 94 vehicles have been recovered.

Mr Adegbuyi noted that the doggedness and courage of the special anti-robbery squad and the cooperation of the people, made the feat achievable.

“They terrorised Ibadan metropolis precisely in Idi Aro, Beere, Mapo, idi arere and so on but the police rose to the occasion. In the process, the gang leader of this group popularly known as Ekugbemi {moshood oladokun} was arrested during a gun duel with operatives of the command.”

“After several unsuccessful attempts to arrest him (Moshood) in his criminal hide out in Ibadan, he escaped to Agege and later to a riverine area of Ajah in Lagos where he was arrested.”

Furthermore, he revealed that another gang leader, Adekola Ademola a.k.a ‘Omo Alaja’ was also arrested on a separate man hunt in Ibadan.

For many months, some areas in Ibadan were said to have been under siege from other notorious cults like the ‘one million boys’, ‘Abe Igi boys’ among others.

However, with the latest development, the Police boss assured residents that they would now be able to sleep better.


“With these arrests, peace has returned to Ibadan and environs”.

Herdsmen, Farmers Clash: Oyo Govt. Constitutes Committees To Address Issue

Abiola Ajimobi, Farmers, Herdsmen, OyoThe Oyo State government has set up stakeholder committees at both state and local government levels to address the crisis of the Fulani herdsmen and farmers in the state.

The Special Adviser to Governor Abiola Ajimobi on Security, Mr Olusegun Abolarinwa, made the disclosure in Ibadan, the state’s capital in southwest Nigeria.

Mr Abolarinwa highlighted the activities of the state government to avert the incessant clashes between the two groups.

“The state government does not have any policy on grazing zone yet, as the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Agriculture is yet to make a pronouncement on nomadic rearing to be domesticated in all states.

“In the interim, the state government has taken proactive steps to constitute committees at both the state and local levels comprising security agencies, chairmen of local councils, farmers’ associations, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, Seriki Hausawa, community leaders and relevant stakeholders in the community,” the governor’s aide stated.

He disclosed further that Senator Ajimobi has directed his Special Adviser on Community Relations, and his Senior Special Assistant on Security to address the crisis erupting in the religion sector.

The governor also asked them to tackle the community related crises at the Ibarapa area of the state, with specific instructions to meet with the aggrieved sects of farmers and the Fulani herdsmen.

Mr Abolarinwa explained that the crisis began when farmers allegedly laced their farms with poison in a bid to retaliate on the herdsmen whose cows purportedly destroyed their farmlands.

He, however, urged the aggrieved parties not to take laws into their hands, reiterating that the government has put adequate measures in place to strengthen the security of the state.

The security adviser hinted that some of the measures include: joint security patrol, procurement of armoured personnel carriers for the Oyo State Police Command, procurement of Hilux vehicles for security agencies and rendering various forms of assistance to the security agencies in the state.

He urged the people of the state to be security conscious by constituting themselves as watchmen in their neighbourhood.

The appeal was contained in a statement issued on Friday by the Oyo State Commissioner of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Toye Arulogun.

Police Arrest Suspected Killers Of Oyo State Assembly Member

Police arrest killers of Oyo State Assembly memberThe Oyo State Police Command says four suspected assassins have been arrested in connection with the gruesome murder of a member of the State House of Assembly, Gideon Aremu, on July 1, 2016.

The lawmaker from the Labour Party, representing Oorelope Constituency, was until his death the Chairman, House Committee on Information, Public Relations and Security.

He was killed in front of his house in Alakia area of the state as he alighted from his car to open his gate.

Three gunmen on a motorcycle trailed him to the house and shot him severally after a brief argument, a family source said.

Five Million Naira Bounty

In an attempt to quicken the arrest of the killers, the state Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, placed a five million Naira bounty on the heads of the gunmen responsible for the murder of the lawmaker.

The State Commissioner of Police, Leye Oyebade, said in a statement he issued on Sunday that the arrest was made possible by a combined team of Intelligence Response Team of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and detectives from the Oyo State Police Command.

The statement read: “Refer to gruesome murder of Honourable Gideon Aremu on July 1, 2016 by some gunmen who made away with his Samsung phones and some money. I wish to inform you that four suspects have been arrested in connection with the crime.

“The arrest was made possible by combined efforts of the Intelligence Response Team of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and detectives from the Oyo State Police Command”.

Police Broker Peace Between Farmers And Herdsmen In Oyo

Child ThiefAnother peace parley took place between Oke Ogun farmers and herdsmen at the Eleyele spearheaded by the Police, with firm resolutions from both parties not to breach the existing fragile peace but strengthen it.

The meeting was held on Tuesday at the headquarters of the Oyo State Police Command.

At the parley, both sides registered their complaints, highlighted issue resulting in frequent clashes between them and sought mutually acceptable solutions to the impasse.

The Oyo State Police Commissioner, Mr Adeleye Oyebade, appealed to both sides to continue to explore alternative dispute resolution through constant dialogue instead of taking laws into their hands, destroying lives and property in the process.

Mr Adeleye added that any group that infringed on the agreement contained in the November 2015 communique, which was jointly signed by all stakeholders, would be dealt with.

Tempers flared as both farmers and herdsmen bare their minds on issues leading to frequent clashes.

Blames were traded back and forth, but the Oyo State Police boss insisted that there must be amicable resolution of the crisis by all concerned, averting any escalation of violence in the process.

The National Secretary of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria in Oke Ogun area of Oyo State, Mr Hussein Mohammed, said efforts to resolve issues within themselves had been futile, as some of their cattle had been poisoned.

He, however, added that his group would do its best to abide by the decision to promote peace.

While making a case for his community, the traditional ruler in one of the agrarian communities in Oke Okun, the Onikoyi of Ikoyi Ile in Oriire Local Government Area, Oba Abdulyekeen Ladipo, also told the police that lots of farmland had been destroyed beyond repair.

He also promised that his people would work towards peace and put the past behind them.

In the meantime, a Joint Task Force, comprising representatives from both parties and the police has been saddled with the responsibility of monitoring grazing activities in the affected areas.

Police Nab Kidnap Suspect, Fake Lawyer In Oyo

Oyo PoliceThe Oyo State Police Command has appealed to members of the public to always monitor their wards and safeguard them from evil perpetrators.

The appeal was made by the Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Adeleye Oyebade, while parading a suspect who kidnapped his sister’s three-year-old child for a ransom of 200,000 Naira.

Mr Oyebade urged the state residents to be absolutely sure to take safety measures to avoid the abuse of their children as much as possible.

He added that prompt information led to the rescue of the baby alive, urging residents of the state to continue to trust the Police with more of such information.

The Commissioner wondered what could have happened to the rescued child if the Police had not been informed early enough.

He said that the onslaught against crime would be intensified, expressing confidence of better results as the community policing strategy has proven effective.

In his response, the 26-year-old kidnap suspect claimed that his friend, who was at large, masterminded the abduction. He confessed that he had kept the child for two days before he was arrested.

The Police also nabbed a 62-year-old man who said he once studied Law but tried fruitlessly three times to get admitted to the Nigerian Law School.

According to him, he determined to practice anyway and had appeared in court defending people on many occasions before luck ran out on him.

Police Give Scholarship To 12 Pupils, Parade Suspects In Ibadan

policeThe Oyo State Police Command has given scholarship to 12 pupils drawn from both primary and secondary schools of Police Children in Ibadan.

The new scholarship scheme was introduced by the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, for exceptional Police children and those who lost their parents on duty, as part of measures aimed at improving the welfare of Police officers in the state.

The scheme was in fulfilment of the promise made by the IGP during his visit to the state that brilliant children of Police officers and those who lost their parents in active duty would be assisted by the force through scholarships to actualise their dreams.

The Command also paraded 17 suspected criminals whose offenses range from illegal arms manufacturing, fraud to armed robbery.

Items recovered include various locally made pistols at different stages of fabrication, assorted guns, charms, vehicles, motorcycles, handsets among other exhibits.

Addressing journalists at the command headquarters in Eleyele Ibadan, the state Police Commissioner, Adeleye Oyebade, said the command has taken measures to discourage bank robbery and other forms of organised criminal activities in the state.

Oyo Police Reassures Commitment To Crime Free State

PoliceThe Oyo State Police Command says it remains committed to a crime free and functional society where mutual respect between communities and law enforcement agents become the norm.

The Commissioner of Police, Adeleye Oyebade, made the statement while expressing the determination at the Eleyele Headquarters of the command.

He told reporters that the latest feat achieved by the command was possible because residents in the state were more responsive to the Police by providing valuable intelligence on strange activities.

The Police Commissioner disclosed that a total of 15 arrests were made with an overwhelming exhibits which included eight unregistered assorted cars and seven registered vehicles snatched at gun point.

He added that assorted arms and ammunition, motorcycles, phones and electronic gadgets were among items recovered from the suspects.

Mr Oyebade expressed appreciation to the public for providing information and sued for greater collaboration, assuring them of protection of their identities.

Interactions between journalists and the suspects revealed that some of them were second time offenders re-arrested by the Oyo State Police Command while some have been at it for long before the longer arms of the law caught up on them.

Police Arrest 5 Kidnapping Suspects, Recover 16 Cars In Oyo

police-oyoThe Oyo State Police Command says community policing has led to a noticeable reduction in crime, even as it nabs five kidnapping suspects and recovers 16 cars in one single operation.

The State Police Commissioner, Adeleye Oyebade, who made the disclosure to Channels Television on Sunday, explained that the latest feat achieved, which was the arrest of notorious kidnapping syndicate in the Oke Ogun area of Oyo State, was made possible by an active collaboration with residents.

He added that a statistical analyses of serious crimes committed during the ember months from September to December in 2015, showed a significant reduction when compared to that of 2014.

He said a total of 127 serious cases were reported. Out of the reported cases, 257 arrests were made in relation to robbery, kidnapping, rape and burglary.

Adeleye further submitted that this achievement was made possible because of intelligence-led policing which had been made active by the contributions of the people who provide valuable information to the Police.

Meanwhile, the Police have called on members of the public, whose cars have been snatched in the past weeks, to contact the command for possible identification with valid documents.

Oyo State Police Command Parades Suspects

policeThe Oyo State Police Command has paraded a fake Colonel who it says has fraudulently collected 40 million Naira as part payment for an oil deal from unsuspecting investors.

Also paraded was a fake lawyer who has duped many of their valuables by also disguising as a prophet.

Others include armed robbery syndicates, vandals and a group of kidnappers and rapists.

The Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Adeleye Oyebade, said he and his men were leaving nothing to chance as the year winds down and have increased efforts to rid the state of criminals.

Housing Scheme For Policemen Nearly Completed – IGP

IGP on police housing schemeThe Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has said that construction for more than 25,000 housing units for police officers is underway with some at various levels of completion across four zones in the country.

The IGP made the statement at the Oyo State Police Command in Eleyele Command Headquarters, Ibadan on Friday.

In an interview with Channels Television after addressing members of Oyo State Police Command, Mr Arase disclosed that he remained committed to the welfare of the Police throughout Nigeria.

He added that the force headquarters has signed an MOU with UN Habitat and Shelter Afrique in Kenya to build various categories of mass housing schemes capable of reintegrating Police operatives properly into the society during service and after retirement.

Mr Arase sued for the collaboration of well-meaning individuals and corporate bodies to shift their focus to help provide basic shelter for the Police and rehabilitate the barracks that are currently in bad shape across the country.

Disclosing that the first phase of 100 units would be ready for use in the first quarter of 2016 and handed over to Police officers, the IGP further encouraged better participation from all and sundry in the fight against terrorism as government alone cannot achieve success without people actively participating.

He added that a new scholarship scheme has also been introduced to help children of Policemen get quality education.

Efforts Are Ongoing To Re-settle IDPs Back To Their Homes – IGP

Efforts Are Ongoing To Re Settle IDPs Back To Their Homes - IGPThe Inspector General of Police in Nigeria, Solomon Arase, says serious efforts are ongoing to resettle Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) back to their homes in all areas recaptured from insurgents in the nation’s north east.

Mr Arase disclosed this to Channels Television in an interview at the Oyo State Police Command, Ibadan on Sunday.

The IGP further revealed that almost 3,000 policemen were fighting insurgents side by side with the military and other security agents to end their activities.

He further stated that the role of the police in the ongoing onslaught was as crucial as that of any other security agent in the war against insurgents and assured Nigerians that the battle would be won.

The IGP added that all displaced inhabitants in areas previously occupied by the Boko Haram sect, but now taken over by security forces would be resettled, with civil authorities re-established in such communities.

He, however, said the move would speed up rehabilitation for the IDPs and restore social and commercial activities in affected areas.