Police Inspector, Two Bandits Killed During Shootout In Ogun

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


Three persons including one Police Inspector and two bandits were killed during a shootout between the police and bandits in Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The Ogun State police command on Wednesday said its operatives gunned down the two suspected bandits in a fierce fire fight at Saala Orile forest, Yewa North Local Government Area of the state where the bandits were attacking some herders.

Police spokesperson in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement released in Abeokuta, the state capital, said the bandits were gunned down following a distress call received by policemen attached to Ayetoro division, that a group of bandits were attacking some Fulani herdsmen at Isaala Orile forest.

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“Upon the distress call, the Divisional police officer, Ayetoro, Chief Superintendent of Police, Bernard Ediogboyan, quickly led his men and operatives of Joint security Intervention squad to the scene.

“On sighting the policemen, the bandits opened fire on them and the policemen replied fire for fire,” Oyeyemi explained in his statement released in Abeokuta, the state capital.

He disclosed that at the end of the gun duel which lasted for about twenty minutes, two of the bandits were shot dead while others escaped with varying degrees of gunshot injuries.

“Regrettably, an inspector of police, by name Omolayo Olajide lost his life during the gun duel,” the police spokesperson added.

Items recovered from the bandits include three locally made guns, 16 live cartridges, assorted charms, one cutlass, one small phone, and one unregistered Bajaj motorcycle.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, who expressed sadness over the death of the police officer while fighting the bandits had directed that the escaped members of the gang must be hunted for and brought to justice

The CP also condoled with the family of the late inspector and assured them that his death will not be in vain.

Police Inspector Charged With Murder ‘Kills Self’ To Evade Trial

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A police inspector facing murder charges in Lagos State has reportedly killed himself to evade trial.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Bala Elkana, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.

He explained that the police officer, Inspector Okon Essien, was detained at the State Crime Investigation Department (CID) cell in Yaba before killing himself on Wednesday afternoon.

According to Elkana, the suspect was arrested at Akodo on Friday last week along with three of his colleagues.

They include Inspector Lawrence Adegboye, Inspector Olorunloju Olusegun, and Sergeant Ovbioghi Joseph.

The statement said, “The police officers were said to have intercepted four suspects namely, Samson Ugonah, Omachi Godwin, Hassan Usman Stanley. and Prosper Okoye along Area 12, Offshore Oil Dangote Refinery Project, Akodo.

“Inspector Okon Essien was alleged to have shot at one of the suspects, Hassan Usman Stanley resulting to his death.”

The command’s spokesman added that the policemen were thereafter arrested and taken to the State CID, Yaba for investigation.

“While in custody, the said Inspector Okon Essien is alleged to have killed himself. His corpse is deposited at the mortuary for autopsy.

“The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu psc has ordered an in-depth investigation into the case. Investigation is ongoing,” the statement added.

Police Inspector Jumps Into Well After Killing Colleagues

Police Question Man Over Ogoni Food PoisoningA Police Inspector, Abraham Aro, who allegedly shot his senior colleagues to death has committed suicide by jumping into a well.

The cause of the shooting is yet unknown, but the slain officers were identified as a Police Superintendent (SP) and a Divisional Crime Officer, of the Police Divisional Headquarters, Kajola in Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo state.

The whole community was thrown into pandemonium as the residents of the town and its adjourning communities were scared of the occurrence.

No competent source could ascertain the reason for the cause of the murder of the police officers by their junior colleague.

But the corpses are said to have been deposited at the mortuary of the General Hospital, Ore after the Area Commander of Ondo led a team of Police officers to the scene of the crime.

Speaking on the incident, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ondo State Command, SP Femi Joseph confirmed the report, saying an investigation has commenced on the sad incident.

Police Hunt For Cop Who Killed Malaysia Returnee In Imo

Abia Police Launch Strategies For Festive SeasonThe Imo State Police Command has commenced manhunt for the Police Inspector, Mr Michael Edem, who allegedly shot and killed one Mr Friday Nduka in cold blood, two days to his wedding.

The victim, a Malaysia returnee, was killed in the company of his wife to be at a fuel station belonging the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) filling station after a scuffle with one of the pump attendants who he accused of allegedly stealing his phone from his car dashboard.

Eyewitness said that after the fight, the victim had entered into his car and was driving out of the petrol station when the inspector, who was attached to the mega station, came out from one of the offices and flagged him down and walked up to him and shot him severally on the chest at close range before escaping from the scene.

The State Police spokesman, Mr Andrew Enwerem, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, told the Nation that the Inspector, who escaped from the scene after committing the dastardly act, was yet to turn himself in.

He said that the Commissioner of Police, Mr Taiwo Lakanu, had directed that he should be fished out to face the law.

“The Policeman, who shot and killed the victim has not reported or turned himself in. We are making efforts to apprehend him. We have gone to his home but he is nowhere to be found. But we are not going to leave any stone unturned in making sure that he is arrested and brought to book,” Mr Enwerem stated.

He, however, disclosed that the salary and other entitlements of the fleeing culprit had been stopped by the Commissioner of Police, who he said had assured the victim’s immediate family of justice.

“If he doesn’t turn himself in he will be declared a deserter but we are assuring the family that we are saddened by the action of the officer and we are certainly not going to sweep it under the carpet.

“The Command wishes to assure the general public that it will do everything humanly possible to ensure that justice is done and quickly too,” he told promised.

Meanwhile, reactions have continued to trail the gruesome murder of the 28-year-old, from Egbuoma in Ogutal Council Area of the State.

The Southeast Chairman of the Campaign for Democracy (CD) Dede Uzor A Uzor, who described the action of the Policeman as reckless, called on the Inspector General of Police to direct that the culprit be fished out without delay to face the law to serve as a deterrent to others.

Police Inspector Allegedly Kills Man Two Days To His Wedding

Police Inspector Allegedly Kills Man Two Days To His WeddingTragedy struck on Monday in Owerri the Imo state capital, southeast Nigeria, when a middle-aged man named Friday Nduka was allegedly shot dead by a Police Inspector, Mike Edem, attached to the NNPC fuel station located at the control post junction in Owerri metropolis.

According to reports, the deceased, Friday Nduka who hails from Oguta Local Government Area of Imo state just returned from Malaysia in preparation for his wedding ceremony slated for December 28, 2016.

According to eyewitness account, the deceased drove into the fueling station to buy petrol and in the course of transaction, engaged in an altercation with one of the pump attendants over his missing iPhone 7 valued at 400,000 Naira.

The eyewitness account said that the argument became intense and degenerated into a fight, which left the pump attendant badly injured.

He said that it took the intervention of the Manager of the fuel station, Mrs Ruth Enemmuo and the fiancée of the deceased to calm the already tensed situation.

According to the source, as soon as the deceased entered his car to leave the scene, the Police Inspector who was still furious about the incident fired gun shots at the deceased’s vehicle, shattering the windows and doors and leaving Friday Nduka in a stream of blood.

On noticing that the man was dead, the Inspector quickly escaped from the premises.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Andrew Enwerem, confirmed the incident and described the act of the Inspector as very unruly and uncalled for.

Enwerem stated that the Inspector General of Police had mandated the Commissioner of Police, Taiwo Lakanu, to make sure that the fleeing Inspector is apprehended and justice is done.

He commiserated with the family of the deceased over what he described as an unfortunate incident.

However, the Manager of the fuel station has been arrested for further interrogation.

The said pump attendants at the fuel station was also said to be at large.

Meanwhile, the Imo State Police Command has declared Inspector Mike Edem wanted.

Governor Bello Compensates Families Of Electrocuted Persons In Niger State

Niger-Abubakar BelloThe Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, has made a cash donation to families the victims of electric surge in the state.

The families of the electrocuted victims in Jatau area of Maitumbi near an FM Station, which include a Village head, his son and a Police inspector on Friday received the sum of 15 million Naira.

The presentation of the cash succour to the victims was made by the Commissioner of Youth and Sports, Mr Mamman Muas, who represented Governor Bello.

The family of the late village head of Jatau and his son got a sum of two million Naira while the Police inspector’s family received one million Naira, as the rest was shared among 45 families of the affected victims.

In his reaction to the gesture, the representative of Bosso Local Government Area in the Niger State House of Assembly, Honourable Abdulmalik Bosso, appreciated the effort of the Governor.

He also commended Governor Bello for his proactive step, stressing that he could still remember them after three months of the ugly incident.

“We the people of Bosso Local Government are very grateful for your kind gesture and support,” he said.

Also present at the cash relief donation were the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr Kabiru Abbas, and the Director General of the Niger State Emergency Management Agency, Ibrahim Inga.

Policeman Kills Two Inspectors, Self In Yobe

policeA Police Constable, Ibrahim Musa, on Friday, fatally shot two Police Inspectors before shooting himself at the Nangere Division in Yobe State, north east Nigeria.

Confirming the incident to Channels Television through its Yobe State Correspondent, Jonathan Gopep on phone, the State Commissioner of Police (CP), Mohammed Zanah Ibramim said that “the Police Constable who was being booked for insubordination, seized a rifle at the counter and shot the two Inspectors at close range, before shooting himself”.

The CP said that the Constable first shot Inspector Muhammed Musa, before firing Inspector Ishaku Allen, who was making the entry in the defaulter’s registry, after which he shot himself.

The subject, he revealed, who was taken to the Potiskum General Hospital, later died while receiving treatment.

During the press briefing, the CP said he had in company of the Emir of Nangere, Alhaji Muhammed Ibn Abubakar Grema, attended the burial of the two Inspectors, as well as paid condolence visits to the bereaved families on behalf of the Inspector General of Police (IGP).

The CP also revealed that while the case is currently being investigated, the subject will be tried posthumously as machinery are being put in place to prevent future occurrence.

Nangere is 118 kilometres north of Potiskum, the commercial nerve centre of Yobe State and west of Damaturu, the state capital.