Three Dead, 26 Evacuated As Police Uncover Strange Mental Home In Osun

osun-policeThe Osun State Police Command has uncovered what it described as “a strange camp” in Iwo town where people are allegedly dehumanised under the guise of receiving treatment for mental illness.

Giving details of the operation, the State Commissioner of Police, Ola Fimihan Adeoye, revealed that 26 people have been evacuated from the camp while two bodies were retrieved at the camp and one passed out on the way to the government hospital, Asubiaro in Osogbo, the state capital.

The team, led by the Public Relations Officer of the command, Folasade Odoro, was said to have uncovered the home following intelligence reports gathered.

One Kamardeen Akanmu, who is now in custody of the police, claimed ownership of the camp.

Giving his statement, he claimed it was a spiritual healing centre for people who were mentally challenged.

He also added that he buried some of the victims who had died, within the premises, with the consent of their relatives.

The CP, has however said proper investigation is being conducted to get to the root of the matter.

Meanwhile, the three bodies have been deposited at the state hospital mortuary in Osogbo, while those alive have been taken to the rehabilitation centre in Ilobu town for proper treatment.

PCNI Reiterates Mandate On Rebuilding Northeast

PCNI Re-iterates Mandate On Rebuilding NortheastAs part of rebuilding Nigeria’s north east shattered by the Boko Haram militants, the Presidential Committee on Northeast Initiative (PCNI), recently visited Yobe state to handover some repaired structures.

Led by its Deputy Chairman, Tijjani Tumsa, the committee also presented some food and non-food items to be distributed to the Displaced Persons in the state, with the aim of making their lives more comfortable.

While visiting some police stations in Damaturu, the state capital, it was observed that so many destroyed structures are yet to be repaired and a failure to do so would stall the enforcement of law and order.

This situation has prompted most Police officers to erect temporary tents which gave rise to illegal and dilapidated camps within the police formations.

The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Sumonu Abdulmaliki, however stated that the issues have to be attended to gradually as the demands are enormous.

He also expressed his appreciation over the efforts of the PCNI for coming to the aid of the police, saying the efforts would go a long way in alleviating the sufferings of the Police.

Tumsa, on the other hand, stated that the committee has only just started, assuring them that the committee is poised to actualizing its mandate of reconstructing and rebuilding the northeast better than it was.

He therefore appealed to the residents and government of the northeast states to partner with them in the rebuilding process, saying that the presidency is committed to improving the lives of the people in the affected areas.

Police Up Security In Kaduna Ahead Of Christmas

Nigeria_Police_Armoured_Personnel_CarrierThe Kaduna Police Command has assured residents of the state of adequate security ahead of the Christmas and new year celebrations.

The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Agyole Abeh, who briefed reporters in his office on Friday, said the police would ensure a crime-free yuletide.

He also advice residents to be vigilant and report suspicious movements and strange gatherings to security agencies during the festive period.

The Commissioner disclose that both conventional and mobile policemen would be deployed to motor parks, highways, worship centres, fun places and other public places across the state all in order to safeguard lives and property of citizens before, during and after the festivities.

Mr Abeh reiterated that fireworks and canisters had been banned in the state and however warned parents to be mindful of the activities and whereabouts of their children during the festive season.

“The Kaduna Police Command has made elaborate plans to ensure the safety of our citizens during this period. We have set up various security measures intended to give citizens sense of security in the state.

“We have mapped out plans, set up check points, that intend to scrutinise motorists. Honestly speaking, we are taking these measures for the interest of security of the state.

“The command has also deployed police mobile force and some conventional ones to strategic positions in the state so as to assist in securing especially the state capital and its environs,” Mr Abeh told Channels Television.

He pointed out that most activities would occur in the state capital during the celebration and gave the assurance that the police were determined to make the city secured.

The commissioner further announced that adequate measures had been put in place to ensure quick response by the Police to complaints from the general public.

“We have patrol teams stationed in strategic positions that will respond within the shortest possible Time. My intention is that our response time will not be more than ten minutes,” he stated.

Ahead of the Christmas celebration on Sunday, Channels Television’s correspondent, Chimezie Enyiocha, who went round the city,  reports that there were presence of armed security operatives along the major roads and other strategic places.



Police Commence Investigation Into Attack On Governor El-Rufai’s Convoy

Kaduna state, police, Nasir El-RufaiThe Kaduna state police command says it has commenced investigation to fish out the masterminds of an attack on the convoy of the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, when he visited the area.

On Tuesday, Mr El-Rufai in company of his deputy and top government officials were in Kafanachan to assess the level of destruction by protesters on Monday.

It was then that some youths attacked his convoy with stones and other dangerous weapons.

The protest which  was aimed at drawing attention of government to the constant killings of their people by suspected herdsmen, had led to the destruction of property as well as cars in the convoy, the command said.

This was inspite of the 24-hour curfew, imposed by the government in Kafanchan, after getting word of the planned violence.

Briefing newsmen in his office, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Agyole Abeh, announced that an investigation team headed by an Assistant Commissioner of Police, has been constituted and deployed to Kafanchan to identify the hoodlums and bring them to book.

Two Killed In Akwa Ibom Market Wall Collapse

akwa-ibom-market-wall-collapseTwo persons were killed on Monday in Akwa Ibom State by the wall of a building in a popular Urua Ederebo market in ‎Urua Ederebo, Ikot Akpatek, Onna Local Government Area.

Reports say two market women were killed while 17 others were injured in the incident that happened in the hometown of Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel.

The cause of the collapse is still unknown, but the market, which is over 50 years old, was renovated three years ago‎ by the state government.

Another part of the building with cracks

While the state’s Commissioner for Works, Ephraim Inyang-eyen, who led rescue operations, said no life was lost during the incident, the State Commissioner of Police, Murtala Mani, ‎confirmed that two women died to the collapsed market wall.

Addressing reporters after evacuations, Mr Mani said: “It is not a building that collapsed. It was the wall of a local market. The market is a small market. Two market women died”.

The Chairman of Onna Local Government caretaker committee, Mr Joshua Ndoho, told Channels Television that the council would set up a committee on Tuesday to evaluate the structures in the market with a view to removing those seen to be too old.akwa-ibom-market-wall

He said” “It is obvious that the collapsed shop was too old and unfit for habitation.

“It is better we do not have a market than to have a market that people will die”.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr Dominic Ukpong, said the nine people who sustained injuries were quickly moved to Ibom Specialist Hospital for proper treatment by experts, claiming  that nobody died in the incident.

The collapse of the market wall is coming nine days after a church building belonging to Reigners Bible International collapsed and killed over 27 worshippers while hundreds were injured.

The roof of the church had caved in during a service organised to confer Bishopric authority on the founder of the church.

Governor Emmanuel, who was in the church on that day, escaped unhurt.

An investigation into the cause of the collapse has been launched by the state government.

Ekiti Govt. Launches ‘Operation Flush’ To Combat Crime

Ekiti Govt. Launches ‘Operation flush’ To Combat CrimeThe Ekiti state government has launched a joint security Rapid Response Team known as ‘Operation Flush’ to combat crime in the state.

At the launch of the security team, the State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, said the exercise was set up to complement the already existing security structures in the state and to rid the state of kidnapping, armed robbery and other affiliated crimes.

The governor also donated a six patrol vehicle to the team to enhance their operations.

Operation Flush consist of personnel from the military, civil defense, police, DSS and other security agencies saddled with the responsibility of achieving a crime free state.

Governor Fayose added that his administration remains committed to the safety of its citizenry.

Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, Wilson Inalegwu, believes that the launch of the exercise would assist in fostering inter agency cooperation among security agencies.

Police Caution Politicians Ahead Of Abia LG Polls

abia-policeAhead of the Abia local government elections, the state Police has challenged politicians to play by the rules and avoid actions capable of disturbing the existing peace.

The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Adeleye Oyebade, asked political leaders to ensure that they do not allow their supporters to create mayhem before, during and after the exercise.

The December 21 polls which coincides with the run-up to the yuletide celebrations, follows the just concluded violence-ridden rerun elections in River state.

The police commissioner also led men and officers of his command into the streets and markets to create awareness on what he described as the “new form of policing” that frowns at bribery and corruption.

He warned that police officers have been stationed in critical areas to fish out miscreants set to foment trouble.

Police Launch Operation ‘Eagle Net’ Following Change Agenda

Police, eagle net, change agendaThe Delta state police command has formally launched a new anti-crime outfit tagged Operation ‘Eagle Net’, aimed at complementing already existing outfits in the state, in the fight against every form of crime in the society.

Launching the outfit at the Officers Mess Okwe in Asaba the state capital, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Zaina Ibrahim, said it was part of the command’s untiring strategies to ensure that criminals are completely driven out of the state for the peace and safety of Deltans.

Assuring the public of a thorough dedication to its mandate, the Commander of Eagle Net, Dimka Usman, said he would ensure that no member of his team is involved in corruption while discharging their duties.

Earlier on, the command launched the state anti- corruption crusade, which was said to be in accordance with the directive of the Inspector General Of Police for every command to key into the Federal Government’s “Change Begins With Me” campaign, aimed at fighting corruption.

While some suspects were paraded for various crimes bordering on kidnapping, sea robbery, armed robbery, cultism and murder, the command pledged it’s unalloyed commitment towards an improved service delivery to Deltans.

One of spectacular cases was that of an alleged plan to kidnap one Mary Kurbu, aged 77 years, by her nephew known as Francis Kurbu and other members of the gang.

According to the police, the arrests were proactively done after a tip off.

They however advised all criminals to denounce crime as according to them, “the eye of the eagle can see from afar when in search of its prey”.

Police Uncover Kidnappers Den In Ogun State

Police, PSCThe Ogun State Police Command has uncovered a shrine allegedly being used by kidnappers and fraudsters for  fake currencies production at Ponkuku village in Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria

Some members of the public have been disposed of their valuables by four members of a gang who operate the shrine.

A middle aged man has, however, been arrested by the police in connection with the shrine, just as the state police boss has vowed to apprehend the fleeing members of the gang and prosecute them accordingly

The State Commissioner of Police, Hammed Iliyasu, led the operation to the shrine.

He, however, warned the public to be wary of the antics of these men, promising that fleeing members of the group would be apprehended and prosecuted accordingly

To effectively contain these criminal activities across the state the commissioner of police asked for collaboration, understanding and useful information from residents

Police Parade Man Who Killed His Mother In Kwara

Police Arrest Kidnappers In KanoThe Kwara State police command has arrested a man alleged to have killed his mother and the wife of his elder brother.

Parading the suspect, Abdullah Adamu of Mamba Fulani Camp in Patigi Local Government Area of Kwara State, the State Commissioner of Police, Olushola Amore explained that the Fulani man, aged 25 killed his 65 year mother Khadijat Usman and the wife of his elder brother Ramatu Shagari on the same day.

The mental state of the man he said could not be ascertained for now as he could not give reason for the dastardly act.

The police also paraded another Fulani man by name Abubakar Saletu accused of being in possession of a bag containing human head and was arrested at Kosubosu in Baruten Local Government while trying to sell the skull.

Kogi Government To Adopt Community Policing To Curb Crime

Yahaya BelloGovernor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has directed traditional rulers in three various local governments to immediately identify and hand over those perpetrating crimes in their domains to government for prosecution.

Governor Bello gave the directives through his Special Adviser on Security, Commander Jerry Omodara (Rtd) while unveiling government’s new initiative on community policing in response to the rising wave of kidnapping, armed robbery, cultism and other violent crimes in many parts of the state.

He said traditional rulers would henceforth be required to provide information on the people in their domain and their movement, assuring them of the the government’s financial support to enable them carry out the new assignment.

Commander Omodara, however, warned the youths to stop indulging in crimes saying anyone caught in the act will be made to face the law.

The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Abdullahi Chaffe, and the Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Mr Evaristus Obialu, who spoke at the event, solicited the cooperation and understanding of the traditional rulers, religious leaders and the youths in the area for intelligent information.

Done with Kabba-Bunu, the team then carried the campaign of the community policing to Ebira land.

It is no longer news that kidnapping and other vices of crime are on the rise in Kogi State.

The Lokoja-Okene highway is now a dangerous route for travelers, as a result of the fear of being kidnapped which is now a daily event.

Ogun Police Parade 23 Suspected Robbers, Killer Couple

Rivers policeThe Ogun State Police Command has arrested and paraded a 32-year-old Ezekiel Igbokwe and his wife, Juliet Igbokwe for allegedly killing a 38-year-old Victor Olatundun.

Speaking at his office, the State Commissioner of Police, Hammed Iliyasu used the opportunity to assure residents of the state of adequate security, just as he warned criminals in the state to vacate the state or turn a new leave.

23 suspects were paraded for various offences ranging from cultism, robbery, murder and for disturbing the peace of communities in and around the state, items recovered from them include arms and ammunition, among others.

Addressing journalists in his office, the State Commissioner of Police, Hammed Iliyasu reassured the people of the state of their safety and security.

It was suggested that they should be arraigned in competent Court of Jurisdiction to determine the culpability of the crime they are alleged to have committed.