Idris Ahmed, Lokoja.
Kogi state police command has paraded 56 persons suspected to be looters of items at various warehouses in Lokoja, the state capital.
Following the nationwide EndSARS protests by youth, hoodlums infiltrated and changed the narrative to violence, killings, looting and destruction of public and private properties in some parts of the country.
To restore normalcy, the police , police has to act fast to get rid of criminals masquerading as protesters inflicting harm on lives and property as well as endangering the peaceful coexistence of Nigerians.
The state Commissioner of Police, Ayuba Ekpeji Edeh, who paraded the suspects on Monday, said upon the reports of looting of some government facilities across Lokoja metropolis, heads of security agencies were promptly mobilised to halt further slide into lawlessness and brigandage.
He explained that with the cooperation of various security agencies a joint operation was carried out with dedication and passion resulting in the arrest of 56 suspected persons alleged to have looted warehouses at the Agricultural Development Project, Essential Drugs store and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture in Lokoja.
Items recovered from suspects include, a Peugeot 407 with registration number APP 897 AZ, containing assorted drugs and medical equipment allegedly stolen from the Essential drugs warehouse.
Others are 2 sacks containing dismembered air conditioners,computers and electronics,medical equipment, spraying cans and ceiling fans .
Also over 40 tricycles and 66 motor cycles used in conveying looted items have been impounded.
Commissioner Ayuba, who commended the security agencies for their cooperation and commitment to duty, also hailed the entire people of the state for their understanding, advising them to go about their lawful businesses.
The police boss equally warned criminals and miscreant that the command in synergy with other security agencies in the state will not hesitate to apply the full wrath of law against deviants who take law in to their hands.
He therefore expressed the renewed commitment of the command in the fight against criminality,assuring that protection of lives properties remains top priority.
The following persons are the suspected hoodlums arrested by the police over looted items.
1. Abdulrahman Nuhu ————————- 33yrs
2. Bala Joshua ————————- 25yrs
3. Mohammed Ahmodu————————- 45yrs
4. Umar Ibrahim ————————- 40yrs
5. Jude Obinna ————————- 20yrs
6. Ado Ibrahim ————————- 17yrs
7. Damudi Adamu ————————- 23yrs
8. Haruna Mohamed————————- 51yrs
9. Adamu Yahaya ————————- 45yrs
10. Tijani Danjuma ————————- 24yrs
11. Muhammed Umar ————————- 29yrs
12. Lukman Abdullazeez ——————— 41yrs
13. Abu Ebuka ————————– 38yrs
14. Umoru Abdulmalik ——————– 30yrs
15. Hassan Salihu ————————- 40yrs
16. Mohammed Abdulkareem————— 48yrs
17. Mamuda Idris ————————– 35yrs
18. Ismaila Audu—————————- 31yrs
The suspects are as follows:-
1. Sunday Edino ————————- 46yrs
2. Mary Esude ————————- 50yrs
3. Olapeju Jethro ——————— 45yrs
4. Mohammed Umar ——————- 22yrs
5. Ibrahim Abdulrazak —————- 17yrs
6. Jethro Seye ————————- 22yrs
7. Rufai Otaru ————————- 30yrs
8. Abubakar Umar ———————- 38yrs
9. Alfa Adamu ————————- 25yrs. Exhibits recovered are as follows:- (a). Peugeot 407, Reg. N0 Lagos APP 897 AZ containing different types of assorted drugs and medical equipments stolen from the Government’s Essential drugs warehouse.
C) Further investigation led to the arrest of additional thirteen (13) suspects in connection with the breaking and looting of Essential Drugs at the Kogi State Agricultural Development Project and the Ministry of Works warehouse and carted away items and equipment values yet to be ascertained. Suspects arrested are as follows:-
1. Jegeri Isah ————————- 18yrs
2. Ibrahim David ————————- 39yrs
3. Umoru Micheal ———————– 23yrs
4. Osama Ibrahim ———————– 27yrs
5. Aliyu Usman ————————- 25yrs
6. Abdulrazak Mati ———————- 28yrs
7. Sadiq Lawal ————————- 18yrs
8. Halifa Danladi ————————- 18yrs
9. Akwu Kedonoja ————————- 18yrs
10. Tenimu Salihu ———————— 27yrs
11. John Moses ————————- 34yrs
12. Osama Abubakar ——————— 18yrs
13. Nezipah Abdullahi ——————– 18yrs
Nasarawa Police Command Apprehend House Help For Killing His Former Employer
The Nasarawa State Police has arrested one Cephas Iliya ‘m’ 27years of Kaduna state for killing one Martins Omeri, a Deputy chief auditor in the office of the Accountant general of federation, Abuja but residing at Navy estate Karshi, Karu LGA of Nasarawa state.
On 24/11/2020 at about 1145hrs, Police personnel attached to Karshi Division acted on credible intelligence and arrested the suspect at Arab area, FCT Abuja. A coordinated and diligent search was conducted in his apartment where the following items belonging to the deceased were recovered as exhibit: One Infinix phone, Laptop, Clothing, pair of shoe, Clipper, Beddings and few other properties.
The suspect confessed that, he sneaked into the house of the deceased at the dead of the night on 17th November, 2020 while he was asleep and killed him using a log of wood while, his dead body was discovered on 19th November, 2020.
ASP Ramhan Nansel,
Police Public Relations Officers,
Nasarawa State Police Command in a statement said the Commissioner of Police, CP Bola Longe psc (+) has directed that, the case should be transferred to State criminal and investigation department, Lafia for an exhaustive investigation after which the suspect will be arraigned in the Court of law.
According to the statement, the Commissioner of Police enjoins members of the public to thoroughly screen and get to know the family of those they intend to employ as house help before doing so.
How 2 Year Old Girl was Allegedly Raped, Beaten To Death By 30 Year Old Man.
A 2-year-old child, Nyiko was allegedly repeatedly raped and beaten to death by her teen mother’s 30-year-old boyfriend in Diepkloof, Soweto.
The 17-year-old mother and her boyfriend identified as Tebogo Ramokgopa, were arrested on Tuesday, November 24, and are expected to appear in the Protea Magistrate Court, on Wednesday, November 25.
The incident occurred on November 15 while the child succumbed to injuries and was certified dead on 19 November.
The mother, who is heavily pregnant and her boyfriend fled after the death of the child at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital but were hunted down and arrested by police.
According to the police, on 16 November 2020, members of the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) specialised unit were summoned by a medical practitioner from Baragwanath Hospital, alerting police of the rape of a two-year-old child who had been assaulted and brought in the previous night for medical attention.
An urgent forensic investigation was embarked on and all relevant forensic evidence collected for processing by the SAPS Forensic Science Laboratory.
It was only on the Tuesday, 17 November 2020 that the mother of the victim came to report the incident to the police. Nevertheless, this assisted police in obtaining vital information towards building a solid case in order to secure arrests.
During the preliminary investigation, police were able to establish that on Sunday 15 November 2020, the mother of the deceased toddler had left her two-year-old daughter in the care of her boyfriend for about two hours. On her return around 20h30, she allegedly found the boyfriend not around but instead, the boyfriend’s father was home, and the child was asleep. She went to sleep not wanting to disturb the child.
According to the complainant, she woke up in the middle of the night to check on the child only to find the child with serious injuries to her face. She took the child to nearby Baragwanath Hospital for medical attention. The outcome of the medical examination found that the child had been penetrated and that is when the doctor called the police.
Sadly, the child succumbed to injuries and was certified dead on Thursday 19 November 2020; and the initial case of assault with intention to cause grievous bodily harm was subsequently changed to murder.
Investigations continue pending the outcome of the forensic analysis as police seek to build a watertight case that can stand in court and see justice served.
Police have reason to believe that the deceased child may have suffered previous abuse at the hands of her step-father and this went unreported. This is the basis of the arrest of the teenage mother who in this instance, only reported the incident to the police two days later.
The Acting Provincial Commissioner of the police in Gauteng, Major General Patricia Rampota has welcomed the arrest and urged the investigating team to ensure that all bases are covered towards attaining justice for the two-year-old child.
“The SAPS remains committed to upholding the rights of victims of gender based and domestic violence and femicide, and to prioritise the investigation of all cases where women, children and other vulnerable persons are victims.” the statement reads.
Ogun State Police Command Arrest Suspected Ritualist With Four Human Skulls, Other Body Parts
Men of the Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Police have arrested a 55-year-old man, Yesiru Salisu for being in possession of four human skulls, two dry human hands, and three jaws. The suspect, Yesiru Salisu resides at No. 7, Odenusi Street, Ijebu Igbo was apprehended on Monday 23rd of November 2020. A statement by the command spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, indicated that the suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Ago Iwoye division that a man was seen with a bag suspected to contain stolen property, and when he was challenged, he dropped the bag and ran into the bush. Oyeyemi said, “upon the report, the DPO Ago Iwoye, CSP Paul Omiwole led his detectives to the scene where they opened the bag and discovered that it contains dry human parts”.
“Consequently, the bush he ran into was properly combed and the suspect was subsequently apprehended”.
On interrogation, the suspect confessed to harvesting the human parts from one Christian cemetery in Oke Eri, Ijebu Ode together with one Lekan Bakare who is now at large. Oyeyemi said, the State Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.
He also directed that the fleeing accomplice should be hunted for and brought to justice.
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