Policeman Remanded In Prison For Alleged Murder In Osun

Policeman Remanded In Prison For Alleged Murder In OsunA Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo, the Capital of Osun state, on Thursday, ordered the remand of a 48-year-old policeman, Pius Felix, in prison custody for allegedly killing a commercial driver.

Felix, who is attached to Awo Police Station, Ede, is facing a count of murder.

Magistrate Olubukola Olowolagba, ordered that the accused be kept in custody at Ilesa prison due to the magnitude of the alleged offence.

Police Prosecutor, Mr Mireti Wilson, had told the court that the accused committed the offence on December 20 at Ara Junction, in Awo, Ede.

Wilson further explained that the policeman killed one Michael Ishola, who allegedly refused to stop his vehicle at a check point.

He told the court that the accused had threatened to shoot the deceased, if he failed to stop and later did so.

He said the offence contravened Section 316 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol. 11 Laws of Osun, 2003.

The plea of the accused was not taken because of the criminal nature of the offense committed.

Olowolagba, while handling down the verdict, ordered that the accused policeman be remanded in prison custody.

She, thereafter, adjourned the case till February 9, 2017 for mention.

Gunmen Attack Checkpoint In Kaduna, Kill Policeman

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers yesterday attacked a police check point in Kaduna town, killing one policeman and injuring another officer during a shootout.

Eyewitnesses said the gunmen who were carrying sophisticated guns attacked the policemen at a check point located in Ungwan Dosa area of Kaduna North Local Government.

Confirming the incident, state commissioner of Police, Mr Olufemi Adenaike told Channels Television that one of the policemen who sustained injury during the shootout died at St. Gerald Catholic Hospital in the town, where he was rushed to for treatment, while another officer is said to be responding to treatment.

Although it has not been confirmed what the mission of the gunmen was in the area, he said that the gunmen equally escaped with gunshot wounds.

The attack created pandemonium as residents of the area fled for their safety.

Security operatives have been drafted to the area to maintain law and order.

Yola residents protest police killing of a student

Riots broke out today in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, when some police officers allegedly shot and killed a secondary school student.

Reports stated the student, a pupil at Government Day Secondary School, had been found with illegal drugs in his possession and had been handed over to police attached to Damare police station by the school’s principal.

It was the last time the young student was seen alive.

Police forces later deposited his corpse at his family compound and quickly drove away. Youths in the area, outraged at the murder of the student, took to the street in angry protests.

Carting the deceased student in a casket, the youths marched to the palace of the Lamido of Adamawa to make their grievances heard.

The rioting youths had reportedly attacked police stations. Adamawa police officials are yet to confirm or deny the reports.

Two police officers shot and killed in Kano

Gunmen suspected to be members of radical Islamic sect Boko Haram shot and killed two police officers in northern Nigeria’s largest city of Kano on Thursday and left two more injured, police officials confirmed.

The attacks come a day after security forces and sect members dueled in a shoot out battle in the early hours of Wednesday.

Radical Boko Haram sect, believed to be behind the police shooting, are known to target security officials and police posts. It recent most deadly attack took place in Nigeria’s second largest city on 20 January, claiming at least 185 lives.

Kano police spokesman Agaji Musa Majia said the unknown gunmen opened fire on a police foot patrol in the Gidan Murtala area of the city, Reuters reported.

“As a result of the attack, two died on the spot while two were injured and are now receiving treatment at a hospital.”

Majia said thorough investigations were being carried out and the surrounding area combed for suspects; he adds that 15 suspects have been apprehended since the dawn raids in Kano on Wednesday.