Commissioner of Police, Shina Olukolu, while parading the suspect on Friday at the command headquarters, in Eleyele, Ibadan said that “On 29th August, 2019 about 1400hrs, one Gbolahan Ismaila ‘m’ age 20yrs boarded a commercial motorcycle ridden by one Joel Musa ‘m’ to No. 15 road 3 Ogidi Estate Ibadan. He alighted and entered the house of one Toyin Olubowale ‘f’, whom he sexually assaulted and subsequently smashed her head with a wooden stool which led to her death before he made away with her A32F itel Android cell phone.”
Olukolu explained further that “when the commercial motorcyclist returned him to Oju-Irin, Akobo Area of Ibadan, he noticed a wound and blood stains on one of Gbolahan’s fingers on the right hand and he became suspicious due to unusual sound he heard from the house while he was outside. Hence, he went back to the house and met people crying over the death of the deceased. He thereafter informed the people that he knew the suspect who killed the deceased and that he brought him to the house earlier in the day. Hence, Joel Musa ‘m’ was promptly arrested and handed over to the police.”
He noted that the arrest of the motorcycle rider led to the apprehension of the principal suspect, who carried out the dastardly act, adding that one Gbolahan Ismaila, on his interrogation confessed to the crime and two other suspects, one Oyedeji Blessing ‘m’ age 22yrs who received the stolen phone and one Oyekola Mumini ‘m’ a GSM repairer, who assisted to flash and destroy evidence on the phone were arrested and are being prepared
“On 9th September, 2019 at about 1630hrs, a case of murder of one Toyin Olubowale ‘f’ aged 35yrs was reported at Akobo Divisional Police Headquarters, Akobo Ibadan, which was later transferred to the Criminal investigation Department, Iyaganku Ibadan for discreet investigation,” he said.
Olukolu, however, called on all the good citizens of Oyo State to go about their lawful businesses without any fear of molestation from any quarters and to always make use of the two emergency control room numbers in case of any distress situation viz: 07055495413 and 08081768614.
“I want to use this medium to assure the members of the public of our preparedness to protect life and property before, during and after this Yuletide period. I equally want to sternly warn criminals who feel Oyo State can be a safe haven to have a rethink and relocate out of the State as the long arms of the law will surely catch up with them.
“Since there is also collaboration amongst the sisters’ security agencies in the state, therefore, no individual or groups should attempt to test our collective will as all criminally minded persons apprehended will be decisively dealt with. I also wish to state categorically that NURTW activities in Oyo State remained unrecognized and proscribed. Consequently, whoever disturbs the peace and security being enjoyed by the good people of Oyo State will be apprehended and made to face the wrath of the law,” he added.
While Speaking with journalists, the suspected murderer, Gbolahan Ismail said that it was the work of devil that made him kill the woman, adding he had initially toasted the deceased, and the woman said that she will be thinking about the proposed love.
“On that day, I went to her house, I had sex with her forcefully, and thereafter, I used a wooden stool to hit her on the head and she died.
” It was the work of devil, I don’t know what prompted me to kill her.”
Another suspect arrested in connection with the murderer, Oyekola Mumini, a phone repairer, said that he had nothing to do with the killing of the woman, noting that he was arrested for wiping away details on the phone which was unknowing to him that it was a stolen phone.
“When the phone of the deceased woman was brought to me, I was told that the document of the phone has been lost.
” I told him (Ismail) to fill a form before I can wipe the phone. Unknowingly to me, the phone was a stolen phone, I was later arrested as an accomplices of the crime, I didn’t know anything about it.”
FG vs Dino Melaye: What happened in court on Tuesday
NAN reports that Melaye was charged with two counts bordering on giving false information to the police.
The Federal Government arraigned Melaye, alleging that he, sometime in April, 2017 deliberately gave false information to the police.
The judge, Justice Olasumbo Goodluck gave the order after the prosecution informed the court that their witnesses were not in court.
Goodluck held that by the provisions of Section 396 (4)(6) of the Administration of the Criminal Justice Act, 2015, parties are entitled to five adjournments and nothing more.
The judge said she was not pleased with the attitude of the prosecution in the matter, especially when the matter was placed on fast track, day to day hearing and the defendant’s counsel comes from outside jurisdiction.
” A cost of N100, 000 is therefore awarded against the prosecution instead of N250, 000 prayed by the defence counsel ” she ordered.
The judge said the trial was slated for Nov. 19 and Nov. 20 and both dates of trial are stalled for failure of the prosecution to bring their witnesses to court.
Goodluck then adjourned the matter until Dec. 5, for continuation of trial
Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Mrs N.O.Ezra informed the court that her witnesses were not in court.
Ezra then prayed the court for an adjournment to enable them bring their witnesses.
Responding, defence counsel Olusegun Odubela, SAN, told the court that this was unfair to the defendant because the witness could not be more involved in Kogi election than the defendant who was a candidate in the election.
”The court should be guided by the provisions of sections 396 (4)(6) of ACJA and 36 (4) of the 1999 constitution as amended.
”The prosecution have not adduced any cogent reasons why their witnesses are not available in court, in case the court grants them an adjournment, we will be asking for a cost of N250, 000, he said.
Odubela further told the court that since last sitting on July 4, the prosecution could have known and informed the court and the defence counsel who comes from another jurisdiction.
Ilorin court jails five internet fraud suspects
All the defendants, who were arraigned before Justice Mahmood Abdulgafar, by the Ilorin Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, were sentenced to six months imprisonment in their separate charges brought against them.
They were Olamide Ijisesan, Ogundowole Tolulope, Abdullahi Abubakar, Chilaka Dickson, and Olayiwola Azeez.
Among all the defendants, only Ogundowole Tolulope was convicted by Justice Sikiru Oyinloye, while others were jailed by Justice Mahmood Abdulgafar.
The charge against one of the convicts read, ” that you, Olamide Ijisesan (Javier Cheryl) sometime in April 2016, at Ilorin,Kwara state within the jurisdiction of this honorable court,cheated by pretending to be one Javier Cheryl, a white Caucasian female with gmail account [email protected] and fraudulently induced one Javier Hernandez to deliver the cumulative sum of 350 US dollars to you and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 325 of the Penal code law.”
All the suspects pleaded guilty to their separate charges brought against them by the anti-graft agency.
Prosecution counsel led by Mr Blessing Akinsola, told the court that the defendants have approached the commission for a plea bargain agreement and urged the judge to convict them according to the agreement.
All the defence counsel confirmed the position of the prosecution.
Delivering judgement, the judge said the evidence of the prosecution was not challenged or controverted by the defendants.
“This court has hereby convicted and sentenced the defendants to six months imprisonment,” without the option of fine.
The court also ordered that items like phones,laptops, and monies recovered from the convicts be forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
Man in court over violence, threat to life
Shoetan, who resides in Alagbado area of Lagos, is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, threat to life and attempt to commit a misdemeanour.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The prosecutor, ASP. Peter Nwaongwu, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Oct. 24, at Alagbado area of Lagos.
Nwaongwu said that the defendant called one Alhaji Tajudeen Oladele with a hidden phone number and threatened him.
“The defendant told him not to go out of his residence for 21 days or else, he would die.
“He also told the complainant that he was paid by someone to assassinate him and his wife, Alhaja Tawakalitu Oladele.
“The defendant was, however, arrested after a thorough investigation,” Nwaongwu said.
According to the prosecutor, the offences contravene Sections 5, 56 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 5 stipulates a six-month jail term for attempting to commit a misdemeanour, while Section 56 stipulates a one-year jail term for threatening violence.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Yetunde Aje-Afunwa granted the defendant N500, 000 bail, with two responsible sureties each in like sum.
She adjourned the case till Dec. 19 for mention.
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