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Police arrest 14 suspected kidnappers in Nasarawa State

The Police Command in Nasarawa State says it has arrested 14 suspected kidnappers terrorising parts of the state.

The state Commissioner of Police, Bola Longe, stated this while parading the suspects at the command’s headquarters on Monday in Lafia.

Longe explained that the suspects were arrested during a raid on their hideout at Mararaban-Udege, Toto Local Government Area of the state at the weekend.

According to him, some of the victims from the area had identified some of the suspects during their abduction.

The commissioner said investigation was on to ascertain their level of involvement and other accomplices.

He said the police was battle ready and committed to rid the state of all criminal elements, especially kidnappers and armed robbers.

Longe warned those with criminal tendencies to desist from the act or be ready to face the wrath of the law as the police would be coming for them.

The commissioner assured law abiding citizens of the state of their safety as they go about their lawful businesses.

“We need the cooperation of the public in terms of vital information in order to ensure effective policing,” he said.

Court Remands Carpenter Over Alleged Illegal Arms Possession

An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court on Monday remanded ordered that Mohammed Azeez, a carpenter, accused of alleged illegal arms possession be remanded in prison, pending the outcome of an investigation.

The police charged Azeez with criminal conspiracy and illegal possession of a firearm.

Magistrate Mufuliat Ishau ordered that Azeez be remanded in Mandala Prison, Ilorin, following an application by the prosecution counsel.

She adjourned the case until June 10, for further hearing.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Folorunsho Zacheaus, told the court that the defendant was arrested by a police patrol team while on “stop and search” duty on the Shao to Jebba highway.

He said that when the police recovered a locally made single barrel gun from the defendant during a search.

When the charge was read to the defendant, he pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 6 (B) and 3 (1) of robbery and Firearms Law of Nigeria, 2004.

Gunmen attacks hotel, killed boy

At least one person has been confirmed killed and several others injured after an attack by gunmen at a hotel in Jos , Plateau State .

The attack , which was confirmed to our Correspondent in Jos on Sunday by the Deputy Commander of the Special Task Force , Emma Ado , occurred on Saturday evening when football fans were watching the FA Cup match between Man City and Watford at the Garden Palace Hotel and Bar in Busa Buji suburb of Jos.

“ Yes , somebody told me of the attack , but I ’ m yet to get the details.

“ I will get back to you as soon as I have the full details of what transpired , ” the STF Deputy Commander told our Correspondent in Jos on Sunday .

Spokesman of the State Police Command , Mr . Mathias Tyopev , did not pick his calls when contacted by our Correspondent over the incident .

However , eyewitnesses said that the gunmen , suspected to be cultists , stormed the Garden Palace Hotel and Bar in Busa Buji suburb of Jos around 7 pm on Saturday and opened fire on the football fans .

A resident , Philip , who escaped being killed , said that during the incident , a local footballer identified as John Davou, was hit three times in the head by the gunmen who also killed another young man instantly , while injuring several others.

He said , “What I know is that during the attack , John Davou, 25 , died instantly , while another man , Mr . Francis Bot , who was sitting close to him , sustained bullet wounds.

“ Several others also sustained injuries while trying to escape from the scene . ”
Another resident , Mathew, added , “ I suspect that Davou was probably the target , because he was the only one pelted with bullets while everyone else only sustained injuries, some with bullet wounds.

“ The victim recently sat for the 2019 UTME and had hoped to gain admission into the university before he was killed by the gunmen . ”

“ This is really sad , ” Mathew added .

Teenager Stabs Man in the Eye Over Argument

An 18-year-old boy, Sodiq Ogunsola, who allegedly stabbed a man in the eye with a screwdriver, on Friday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Ogunsola, who resides at No. 3, Agbedeyi St., Orile- Agege in Lagos, is being tried for assault.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Ishola Samuel told the court that the defendant had on April 21, at Soretire Junction, Agege, Lagos, stabbed the complainant, Blessing Adeyemo, with a screwdriver over an argument.

He said Ogunsola entered into a heated argument with Adeyemo.

“It was during the argument that Ogunsola brought out the screwdriver from his pocket and stabbed Adeyemo in his right eye, ” Samuel said.

The offence contravened Section 173 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 173 stipulates a three-year jail term for offenders.

Magistrate A.R. Onilogbo admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N10, 000, with one surety in like sum and adjourned the case until May 27, for mention.

Police nabs fake herbalist for attempting to defraud Police Commissioner

Fake herbalist, Tayo Ogunmola, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for attempting to defraud the newly posted Police Commissioner (CP) to the state, Bashir Makama.

Ogunmola, 52, who is cooling his heels at the Police’s cell, attempted to swindle Makama through phone calls, after he had sent recharge card to the Police Commissioner.

In a statement on Sunday by the Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested when he called the Police Commissioner, and was passing himself off as an old herbalist who mistakenly sent a recharge card pin to the telephone number of the (CP), and pleaded for the pin to be sent back to him.

Oyeyemi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), stated that the Police Commissioner who was familiar with the antics of the fraudsters, decided to play along with the suspect while he sent men of the Intelligence Response Team to technically track and apprehend him.

He added that the suspect who was unaware of his being trailed, later began to present himself to the CP as a Deputy Inspector General of Police, that is ready to assist him only if he could part with certain amount of money unknown that the person he had been discussing with, is a serving Commissioner of Police.

According to the Police Spokesperson in the state, the suspect was traced to his hideout at Araromi phase 2 in Ilogbo area of Ota, Ogun State, and was promptly arrested.

“On interrogation, he confessed been a fraudster who had defrauded many unsuspecting members of the public of money running into millions of naira out of which he built the house he is living in presently.

“The Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama, has ordered the monitoring team to properly investigate the suspect with the view of arresting his other accomplices and arraign them before the court of competent jurisdiction,” Oyeyemi concluded.

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