MohBad’s Death:Police Arrest Sam Larry

The Lagos Police Command has arrested Samson Balogun aso known As Sam Larry,for link link with the death of Afrobeat singer Oladimeji Aloba popularly called MohBad,

Sam Larry was alleged to have assaulted the singer many times before his death.

According to the police, Sam Larry, was apprehended for questioning over the death of the 27years old MohBad.

In a statement on Thursday, the Command spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, disclosed that Sam Larry was already cooperating with the committee investigating the singer’s death.

He noted that the suspect has been detained for questioning to aid quick completion of the ongoing investigations.

He said,Balogun Olamilekan Eletu aka Sam Larry is now in our custody. He is currently assisting with ongoing investigation.

MohBad’s Death:We’ll Conduct Fair,Thorough Investigation,Says Police

Mohammed Shosanya

The Police,Monday inaugurated a 13-man special investigative team by the Lagos State Police Command to probe the death of the late singer’s son, Ilerioluwa Aloba, also known as Mohbad.

The inauguration was attended by Joseph Aloba, the singer’s father, and some other relatives.

At the inauguration,the Lagos State Commissioner, Idowu Owohunwa, assured Nigerians that investigation into the untimely death of the musician will be thorough,fair and open to all.

He said:”We want to undertake a fair and open investigation, and we don’t want to isolate specific characters. All facts, including videos, personalities that have been mentioned, those not even mentioned but we do know from our homicide investigation experience, could be vital to getting to the root of this.

“I don’t want to reduce it to specific names at this moment. Let’s proceed with the investigation. And as we have need to identify individuals which could be wider, we will pick on whoever we believe from investigation is linked and we’ll bring such a person within the dictates of the law to come and clarify their level of involvement.”

Fish Out Killers Of Rivers DPO,Egbetokun Orders

Mohammed Shosanya

Acting Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has ordered immediate investigation, arrest, and prosecution of all the culprits who killed SP Bako Angbashim,the Divisional Police Officer, Ahoada Division in Rivers State.

He was humiliated, gruesomely murdered, and mutilated by some hardened armed criminals in Ahoada area of Rivers State on Friday, 8th September, 2023, while on operation in the area.

The police boss,who gave the order to fish out killers of the cop in a statement on Saturday signed by Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Force Headquarters, Abuja,ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi,condemned the act.

The murder of the senior cop is not only an affront on national status but also a reflection of a lack of patriotism and gross illegality,the statement said.

The statement quoted the police boss as emphasizing that such nefarious acts against any operative in Nigeria, will not be taken with levity as all the perpetrators will face the full wrath of the law.

He commiserated with the family,colleagues and friends of SP Bako Angbashim,and urged them to embody his dedication,humility,and selflessness.

10 Suspects In Police Net For Killing FUOYE Student

Police have arrested ten suspects over the death of a 200-level Nursing student of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, FUOYE, Atanda Modupe Deborah.

Deborah,who was declared missing within the school premises on two days ago,was found dead in a shallow grave at a distance of about 30 meters behind the Nursing Lecture Hall.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abutu Sunday,who confirmed this in a press statement in Ado-Ekiti, on Thursday.

He said: “This is to inform the general public that the Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, CP OGUNDARE DARE, has ordered a thorough investigation into the cause of the death of one ATANDA MODUPE DEBORAH, a 200 level nursing student of Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), who was declared missing within the school premises on 5/09/2023 but found dead in a shallow grave at a distance of about 30 meters behind the nursing Lecture Hall.

“While appealing to everyone to be calm, the Commissioner vows that the Command will do everything possible to unearth the identity of the perpetrator(s) and ensure they are made to face the full wrath of the law.

The command implored anyone with useful information concerning the ugly incident to visit Oye Divisional Police Headquarters, Oye-Ekiti or State CIID or call 09064050086/08053499199.

It disclosed that the body of the deceased has been deposited in the morgue for autopsy while 10 suspects are currently in custody undergoing investigation.

Meanwhile,the management of FUOYE,has commiserated with the deceased family and the University community over the unfortunate incident.

The University, in a statement, signed by the University’s Registrar, Mufutau Ibrahim said the institution will collaborate with security agencies with a view of getting to the root of the sad development and bringing the culprits to book.

“It will be recalled that earlier today,the management had made public the disturbing development of the missing of the deceased and assured that investigation was ongoing as to unravel the whereabouts of the poor students.

“While the University’s management condoles with the deceased family and the generality of the University community, particularly our dear students, the Management reiterated that investigation is still ongoing and this is being done in collaboration with national security agencies with a view to getting to the root of the sad development and bringing to book the culprits.

“We, therefore, appeal to students and all other stakeholders to remain calm, the Registrar said.

Police Kill 2, Stop Kidnap Attempt In Enugu

Mohammed Shosanya

Police Operatives of Enugu State Command has foiled an attempt to kidnap some road users at Ogbeke-Nike, along Ugwogo-Nike/Opi/Nsukka road.

The hoodlums had blocked the road and shot sporadically, before the Operatives, some of whom were on VIPs escort duty, gallantly responded.

The state Commissioner of Police, CP Kanayo Uzuegbu, through the police spokesman, Daniel Ndukwe in a statement made available on Monday,disclosed that two of the miscreants were neutralized on the spot, while many others escaped into the forest with fatal gunshot wounds.

He stated: “One (1) AK-47 rifle with two (2) magazines, eighty-two (82) and sixteen (16) rounds of 5.56 mm and 7.62 mm calibres of live ammunition respectively, one (1) cutlass, two (2) mobile phones and other incriminating exhibits*, were recovered from the hoodlums”.

He stated one of the Operatives who sustained a gunshot wound in the ensuing gun duel was taken to the hospital and later confirmed dead by doctors in the morning hours of Monday, 04/09/2023 noting that His remains have been deposited in the mortuary for preservation and autopsy.

He reiterated the commitment of the Police to ruthlessly deal with, and rid the State of unrepentant criminals, especially those involved in violent crimes.

He implored citizens of the state to remain security conscious, law-abiding and promptly report criminals and individuals found with bullet wounds to the nearest Police Station.

Enugu: Four Siblings Die In Building Collapse

Mohammed Shosanya

Four children of the same family died in a building collapse in the Agric Quarters in the Mgbemena axis of Coal Camp in Enugu.

The four siblings died when the building collapsed on them as a result of heavy rain fall in Enugu on Friday evening

A resident of the area, Mrs Nkechi Anayo described the incident as painful .

She said :”The mother of the children went to the market when the incident occurred and 6 of her children were affected but only 2 survived and they are receiving treatment in the hospital.

The Chairman of Capital Territory Development Agency (ECTDA), Mr Uche Anya, who spoke to journalists after inspecting the site of the collapsed building on Saturday, said bungalow building located at the Agric Quarters in Coal Camp area collapsed on Friday night around 8pm after a downpour.

He said the structure was approved for animal husbandry but was converted for residential.

Lamenting that the collapsed building was not healthy for human residence, the ECTDA chairman disclosed that the structure had 44 rooms with about 200 residents.

“As soon as we got the intelligence, we rushed to the place. Four children died in the episode.It was danger waiting to happen. The construction was irresponsible.

“The place should never have been occupied by human beings. In fact, go there and see.Apparently, they claim that they are doing animal husbandry and poultry there but it turned out that there are 44 rooms that human beings are occupying and there must have a population of over 200 people there.

“The fence line was totally unacceptable, nobody does that, and unfortunately, the people we lost in that tragedy are innocent children and it is very painful,” Anya added.

He said that the agency would continue to sensitise the public on the need to live a more conducive environment to avoid future occurrence of the unfortunate incident.

According to him, the compliance unit of the agency under his leadership would ensure that structures erected by landlords and contractors adhere strictly to the approval plan.

The ECTDA also gave immediate quit notice to residents of the building and four other buildings close to the scene of the incident.

NSCDC Nabs 20 Suspected Manhole Cover Thieves,Vandals In FCT

Mohammed Shosanya

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command, has arrested 20 suspected vandals and manhole cover thieves in different parts of the city .

The Command Headquarters, Zone 5, Abuja, Commandant of the FCT Command,Olusola Odumosu,who disclosed this while parading the suspects,hinted that most of the arrested thieves were caught stealing manholes and vandalising government property in various areas in the FCT.

The arrests were made following intelligence reports that some scavengers pretend as being homeless, sleeping under the bridges and at strategic areas of the territory, thereby disguising to carry out nefarious activities between the hours of 1.00am and 4.30am,he said.

According to him,the Corps would no longer tolerate the activities of scavengers in the city centre of the FCT.

He said: “To counteract the escalating instances of manhole cover theft and vandalism of street lights that have been adversely impacting the FCT Metropolis, the Command took a proactive approach.

“We activated strategically, planned routine night patrols, which proved to be highly effective.In the course of these patrols, we successfully arrested 20 scavengers and miscreants within the stipulated time frame.

“The arrested suspects underwent comprehensive interrogation and profiling.Subsequently, they will be handed over to the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) for prosecution at the mobile court”.

He warned would-be criminals that FCT is no longer a free zone for their activities.

He said:“These intensified measures serve a dual purpose: deterring potential criminals and ensuring the apprehension of those responsible for these unlawful activities.

“Through these actions, we are sending an unequivocal and resolute message that criminal behaviour will no longer be tolerated within our jurisdiction.

“The proactive strategy we have embraced underscores the unwavering commitment of the government to address the concerns of its citizens”, he said.

He added that, the Corps is steadfastly dedicated to safeguarding the integrity of critical national assets and infrastructure throughout the FCT Metropolis and promised to sustain the clampdown until FCT is rid completely of vandals.

“There had also been reports of road robberies at night by miscreants who just loiter the streets at night aimlessly.If you don’t have a place to reside in the FCT then, you should relocate to your home town.

“This step is one of the measures to cleanse the streets of Abuja of criminals because these scavengers also act as informants to their gangs.

“The FCT Minister, Mr Nyesom Wike had directed that the city be sanitized of criminals and he also plans on working on the FCT waste disposal management system.

“When this arrangement is being finalised, these scavengers will have no business operating in the city center, hence, making it easier to curb criminal activities by miscreants.

Some of the suspects paraded at the FCT command of the NSCDC on Monday are John Ahmed “M” 46 yrs from Lafia LGA Nassarawa State; Abba Musa “M” 26yrs from Dala LGA Kano State; Jack Ikekwe “M” 25yrs from Kalabari LGA Rivers State; Kabir Dauda Ummar “M” 25yrs from Gwale LGA Kano State; Peter Eseh James “M” 39yrs from Ado LGA Benue State; and Monday Magaji “M” 25yrs from Kajuru LGA Kaduna State.

Others include Ukechukwu Ifeanyi “M” 42yrs from Umupla LGA, Abia State; Anthony Obey “M” 29yrs from Irruam LGA, Crossriver State; Habibu Abubakar “M” 25yrs from Kano State; Flavour Amos “M” 43yrs from Latine, Plateau State; Collins Erriom “M” 24yrs from Boki LGA, Crossriver State; Abdulrazk Lawal “M” 18yrs from Matangara LGA, Kastina State and Enwa Richard Ineji “M” 22yr from Yala LGA, Crossriver State.

Emeka Charles “M” 21yrs from Abi LGA, Crossriver State; Humphrey James “M” 25yrs from Boki LGA, Cross-river State; Ibrahim Umar “M” 20yrs from Taronie LGA, Kano State; Iheancho Godfrey “M” 30yrs from Atta LGA Imo State; Aliyu Abdulahi “M” 16yrs from Udili LGA Kano State; and Saniyu Abubakar ‘’M” 21 years from Nassarawa LGA Kano state made up the list of arrested suspects.

Anger: Uniport Undergraduate Stabs Girlfriend To Death In Edo

Mohammed Shosanya

A 400 Level student of the University of Port Harcourt, suspected to be a ‘Yahoo boy’ who allegedly killed his girlfriend in his Benin City resident was on Tuesdayparaded by the Edo State Police Command.

The suspect,Victor Ochonogor, has reportedly stabbed his girlfriend to death in his Benin City apartment.

The incident was said to have happened at 10, Osahon Street, Ogheghe Quarters, off Sapele Road, Benin City.

Ochonogor and his late girlfriend were said to have already locked themselves inside the house when the violence broke out.

The incident was reported to the police by his landlord.

Parading the suspect at the police command, the Commissioner of Police, Dankwara Mohammed said the matter was reported to the police about 4 pm on Monday, August 21, 2023 and the police swung into action immediately.

The murder suspect, Ochonogor,told newsmen that he has been dating his late girlfriend for three years now, adding that she came from Asaba to Benin to visit him and while they were together, she accused him of being a kidnapper.

The Uniport undergraduate of Applied And Industrial Chemistry department, said he was angered by that accusation.

“I have been dating her for three years now and she accused me of being a Kidnapper. I asked her why must she be accusing me of such when we have been together for such a time?

“I am not a kidnapper and some of the members of her family know me very well.They accused me of being a Kidnapper, how can a Kidnapper be dating somebody?”

Ochonogor said he didn’t kill his girlfriend because he was jealous that she wanted to get married to another man.

The Commissioner of Police, Dankwara Mohammed,said the suspect will be charged to court for prosecution.

Delta: Police Storm Gay Marriage Ceremony Venue,Nab 67 Suspects

Mohammed Shosanya

The operatives of Delta State Police Command stormed a hotel venue in Warri, where a gay marriage was being conducted and arrested 67 Suspects.

Bright Edafe, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Delta command confirmed the incident and arrest in a statement sent to Premium News.

According to the statement,on August 27, 2023 at about 9pm, operatives of the divisional patrol team attached to Ekpan Division intercepted a male cross-dresser who claimed to be an actor.

It said that upon interrogation, he confessed that he is a member of a certain gay club and that he was on his way to join his fellow members for a gay marriage ceremony.

“Acting on intelligence gathered, the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Aliyu Shaba, raided Teebolus Hotel, off Refinery Road Ekpan Warri, where some suspected gay members were reportedly holding a gay marriage ceremony. As the operatives arrived at the said hotel, the gay members immediately took to flight, scampering in different directions.

“The policemen chased and arrested a total number of sixty-seven suspects both male and female for allegedly conducting and attending a same-sex wedding ceremony between Daniel Pius ‘m’(the groom) aged 22years old and Maxwel Ohwonohwo ‘m’ (bride) aged 20years.

“The venue of the illicit event was searched, and the following items were recovered at the scene: one codeine bottle, three cups of refined Canadian loud, five sachets of SK, one sachet of tramadol, four tablets of molly drug, one crusher, gay marriage ceremonial dresses.

“During investigation, one of the suspects named Abel Daniel ‘m’ aged 23 years stated that while he was under the influence of alcohol, one male suspect who is at large had sex with him through his anus at the hotel. The suspects and exhibits are in custody and efforts are intensified to ensure the arrest of the fleeing members for possible prosecution,” the statement added.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Wale Abass, has stated that Delta state is not a place for any sort of same-sex relationship.

The police boss said that marriage is valid only when it is contracted between a man and a woman.

He further warned that explicit or implicit public show of amorous relationships between people of the same sex is prohibited in the state; adding that any act of defiance is detrimental and deviants would be brought to book in accordance with same sex marriage (Prohibition) Act, 2013.

Police Arrest Female Ammunition Supplier In Kebbi

Mohammed Shosanya

A female suspect Hauwau Sulaiman,has been arrested by the Kebbi state police command Birnin Kebbi for being in possession of 566 live ammunition.

She was intercepted at Bena a village under Danko/Wasagu local government area of Kebbi state was in transit from Maru local government area of Zamfara state through to Kebbi state with the ammunition allegedly to be handed over to bandits.

Upon investigation by the police she confessed but said one woman from lafia in Nassarawa state gave her a wrapped sack to deliver it at Bena village in Kebbi when she discovered that the sealed sack contains live ammunition she handed the percel to soldiers at the check point.

Hauwau Sulaiman who hails from Babbar Dogo village under Maru local government Zamfara state claimed that she didn’t know what the woman in lafia gave her was live ammunition.

Besides,Kebbi Police also arrested one Aminu Bello of almasira area in Jega local government for stabbing to death one Abdulmajid Nasiru for asking him to pay him his N400,000, the suspect lured his victim to nearby village where he drew a knife and stabbed him to death.

Police detectives from Kebbi also repelled armed bandit attack at Dan Maru village under Danko/Wasagu local where they recovered rocket launcher abandoned by the bandits due to police superior fire power while many of them fled with gun wounds.

The Commissioner of Police,Titus Musa, warned criminals elements to repent or relocate to other places because the police would not relent in her efforts to secure Kebbi state from any form of crime, he urged people of the state to continue to assist the police with useful information.