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Lagos CP Parades Suspected Armed Robbers, Cultists, Kidnappers Arrested During Festive Period


Imohimi Edgal, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police (CP), has paraded suspected armed robbers, cultists and kidnappers arrested during the Christmas and New Year period.

While parading the suspects on Monday at the Lagos State Police Command in Ikeja, the Police commissioner said six young men between the ages of 18 and 25 were arrested on January 2, 2019, at Ajegunle for allegedly dispossessing motorists of their valuables.

The men, Opeyemi Suraju (aged 22), Abdullahi Hammed (aged 18), Abiodun Adegoke (aged 20), Samuel Innocent (aged 25), Basit Makinde (aged 20) and Montunrayo Akeem (aged 23), were accused of being in possession of cutlasses and daggers, when arrested by the policemen at Alakuko Police Station.

Another alleged traffic robber, Faruba Idris, aged 28, was caught in Ejigbo area of Lagos State where he was robbing motorists of their valuables.

“The suspect was immediately searched and a cut-to-size locally-made gun with two cartridges was recovered from him,” he said.

In another similar but unrelated case, Edgal claimed one Ayilara Babatunde Sharif informed the Police on December 30, 2018, of a supposed invasion by suspected hoodlums at Ijanikin.

The alleged hoodlums: Israel Okoye (aged 20), Temitayo Ogundayo (aged 19), Azeez Bankole (aged 20) and Abeeb Bamgbopa (aged 22), suspected to be armed robbers were in possession of two toy pistols, a table knife and cello tape

The Police Commissioner also said on Sunday, January 6, 2019, operatives of the command attached to the anti-cultism unit, while on routine patrol, intercepted a Toyota Camry Saloon Car with four occupants who were revealed to be kidnappers.

The men, Ismaila Ebenizer (aged 38) who claimed to be a soldier, Hillary Nwoha (aged 40), Iwuagwu Joseph (aged 33) and Iwuanyanwu Ifeanyi (aged 60), were found with a pump action rifle.

Edgal added that the command arrested a total of 23 suspected cultists in various parts of the state and recovered 32 live cartridges from them.

On the same day, the CP said the command was alerted “from a credible source that a man was seen moving around Otun Market Square in a suspicious manner, holding a little boy in his hand”.

“Based on the information, operatives of the command attached to Okokomaiko Division, moved swiftly to the location and arrested the suspect who gave his name as Sikiru Tanimowo, 37 years old. The little boy also gave his name as Abu Yusuf, 4 years old.

“The suspect later led detectives to the location where he picked the child. Thus, the Police were able to locate his parents who said they have been looking for the child and have never met the suspect before.”

He said all suspects would be charged to court after the completion of investigations into the various offences.

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Police Inspector dismissed, declared wanted in Lagos

Inspector Daniel Ojo, who shot dead one Adaobi Ifeanyi and wounded another, Emmanuel Akomafuwa, in Ajegunle area of Lagos last Saturday, has been dismissed from service and declared wanted.

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr Zubairu Muazu, disclosed this while addressing journalists at the Lagos Sstate Police Command headquarters, Ikeja, on Thursday, NAN reports.

Inspector Ojo together with five other policemen had on April 13 accosted their victims during which he shot Ifeanyi, who died on the spot.
The five policemen were, however, subjected to orderly room trial while Insp. Ojo escaped.

“On April 13, 2019 at about 7:00am, police officers attached to Trinity Police Station who were suspected to be involved in the shooting of Adaobi Ifeanyi and Emmanuel Akomafuwa at Akpiri Street, Olodi Apapa, were arrested and detained,” he said.

Muazu gave their names as Insp. Adamu Usman, Sgt. Adeyeye Adeoye, Sgt. Kashim Tijani, Sgt. Lucky Akigbe and Sgt. Paul Adeoye.

“Inspector Dania Ojo who escaped immediately after the shooting was declared wanted. The other police officers were subjected to internal disciplinary proceedings at the command headquarters Ikeja.

“Investigation revealed that Inspector Dania Ojo unilaterally carried out the shooting without consideration to laid down procedures on the use of firearm.

“He is therefore, found guilty of abuse of power, unlawful and unnecessary exercise of authority.

“He is thereby dismissed from the Nigeria Police Force and declared wanted. Upon arrest, he will be charged to court for murder,” the CP said.

Muazu also said that on April 12 at about 6:10pm, one Rofiat Ayode of No. 10, Bale Street, Satellite town, reported at Satellite Police Station that one Chisom Obiora, 19, abducted her 3-year-old son.

According to the CP, investigation led to the arrest of the suspect and the kidnapped child was rescued unhurt.

“Investigation is ongoing and the suspect will be charged to court afterwards,” he said.

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‘Yan bindiga sun kai hari a jihar Jigawa

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Rundunar ‘yan sandan Najeriya a jihar Jigawa ta tabbatar cewa barayi sun halaka mutum daya tare da jikkata wasu mutane, a wani hari da barayin suka kai a garin Maidawa da ke jihar.

Bayanai sun ce maharan sun shiga kauyen ne kan babura, sannan suka je gidan wani attajiri a kauyen suka karbi kudi, suka kuma harbe shi tare da wasu mutanen garin.

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Duk da cewa ‘yan sanda sun bayyana cewa mutum daya aka kashe, amma mazauna garin na ikirarin kashe mutane da dama a harin da barayin suka kai.

An bayyana cewa barayin sun kai kusan mintuna arba’in suna cin karensu ba babbaka a cikin garin na Maidawa.

Mazauna kauyen sun koka bisa ga faruwar wannan lamarin inda suke ganin kamar irin abubuwan da ke faruwa a wasu wurare sun fara isowa yankin su.

Wasu kuma mazauna garin sun shaida cewa da wayansu ba su taba ganin an kawo hari da bindigogi ba a garin.

Wannan harin da aka kai a Jigawa na zuwa ne a daidai lokacin da matsalar garkuwa da mutane da kuma fashi da makami ke kara kamari musamman a jihohin arewa maso yammacin Najeriya.

Sai dai gwamnatin kasar ta bayyana cewa tana iya bakin kokarinta wajen shawo kan matsalolin.

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‘Yan bindiga sun afka wa kauye a Jigawa

Barayi yan bindiga dake kan babura sun farma kauyen Abaya dake kan hanyar Wurma a karamar hukumar Dutse ta jihar Jigawa.

Barayin da suka farma kauyen ranar Laraba da daddare ana zargin sun harbe kusan mutane sama da 30.

Har ya zuwa lokacin da jaridar Daily Trust ta wallafa labarin babu cikakken bayanai kan adadin mutanen da abin ya rutsa da su.

Amma wasu majiyoyi sun bayyana cewa an kashe wasu mazauna kauyen yayin da wasu da dama suka jikkata sakamakon raunin harbin bindiga.

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