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3 Out Of Every 5 People At Seme Border Are Criminals – Police

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Seme BorderAccording to police authorities, sixty per cent of the 5,000 people seen milling around the Seme border, Badagry, on daily basis, are criminals.

Aside attacking travelers, the police claimed that they are involved in smuggling of various items through unapproved routes into the country.

This was the assertion by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Seme Border, Chief Superintendent of Police Mu’Azu Mohammed, while addressing representatives of the European Union (EU) and the African Union (AU).

The EU and AU representatives were on an inspection tour to see the extent of work done at Seme Border at the weekend.

CSP Mohammed stated that some of the criminals are cripples who ferry smuggled items from Benin Republic into Nigeria using self made tricycles.

“Most of those who live along the border line feel it is their right to engage in smuggling business, of course without interruption from security agents,” he added.

He further stated that the recent uprisings in countries like Libya and Mali have also made light weapons and small arms readily available to smugglers.

The police officer maintained that lack of proper demarcation of the border was responsible for some of the challenges confronting security operatives in Nigeria and Republic of Benin.

In his words: “The ongoing reconstruction work at the border has not helped matters. We were told that it would be completed in 15 months, but it has taken far beyond that, yet there is no hope in sight”.

To effectively police the border, CSP Mohammed advised that monitors and security cameras should be installed just as he urged government to introduce a standard toll system.

 

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

#EndSARS protesters in Osun

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday, escaped an attack by thugs which happened while he was addressing #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the state capital.

Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hold Enugu State Govt Responsible If Anything Happens To Us – Phyno, Kcee, Zoro

As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.

While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Forms Panel Of Enquiry

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.

This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.

The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.

Also Read: BREAKING: EndSARS: Gov Sanwo-Olu reveals identities of policemen who harassed protesters

The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).

Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.

There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde

Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.

The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.

He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.

“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”

It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.

It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.

She died at the age of 81.

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