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2 Suspected Kidnappers, 3 Armed Robbers Nabbed By Police In Ogun

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Two suspected kidnappers and three suspected robbers have been arrested along Lagos‑Ibadan expressway and in Agbado in Ifo Local Government Area respectively by the Ogun State Police Command, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) yesterday said.

The suspected kidnappers had reportedly attempted to kidnap two children, Damilola Folorunsho, 6 and Olaitan Folorunsho, 5 at Agbado Road, Dalemo Agbado in Ifo Local Government Area.

Muyiwa Adejobi, State PPRO, in a statement said the two suspects were reported by grandfather of the two children and when they were questioned about their mission in the area, they could not give any satisfactory explanation.

Adejobi also said that the three suspected robbers were arrested on the popular long bridge along Lagos/Ibadan Expressway on Saturday around 2:40pm by Policemen attached to Ibafo Division and the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS), Ogun State.

“The suspects arrested on the bridge, who have been terrorising commuters and road users in the axis, have confessed to the crime and they include Christopher Abuo, Nwanorim Ukachukwu and Ali Segun. All are adults and have been detained at the SARS office for further investigation.

“As at the time of the arrest, the police could get only one locally made pistol, some ammunition and police and military wears (the ones they use for their robbery operations) with them.

“The suspects are assisting the police to recover their cache and apprehend other fleeing members of the robbery gang as soon as possible.

“The Commissioner of Police in the state, Ikemefuna Okoye, while commending the officers said the command, with the operation order, would constantly raid black spots and patrol major highways and dangerous routes in all nooks and crannies of Ogun State including riverine areas to checkmate the excesses of men of the under world.

“The suspects will soon be transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department, Eleweran, Abeokuta for investigation.

“The command will always appreciate the members of the public who have seen or perceived policing as a collective and/or civic responsibility for their support and commitment in achieving effective policing of the state.

“He, however, assured them of the commands readiness and preparedness to get Ogun State rid of criminals and provide adequate security for lives and property in the Gateway State.”

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Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

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Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

Olufon of Ifon

Oba Adegoke Adeusi, the Olufon of Ifon under Ose Local Government Area Ondo State, has been murdered by unknown gunmen suspected to be bandits.

Oba Adeusi was reportedly killed on Thursday evening at a spot around the Elegbeka axis of the town.

According to reports, the monarch was initially kidnapped before he was eventually killed.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Raises Alarm As Bandits Allegedly Kidnap Scores On Kaduna-Abuja Road

The monarch reportedly died at the Federal Medical Centre in Owo, as a result of gunshots he sustained during the attack.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Tee Leo-Ikoro, confirmed the incident to Channels Television.

Describing the event as an unfortunate one, the Police spokesman in the state also revealed that two people in the monarch’s convoy were kidnapped.

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No Pardon For Rapists, Says Sanwo-Olu

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No Pardon For Rapists, Says Sanwo-Olu

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has expressed that there is no pardon for people indicted in reported cases of rape and gender-based violence.

The governor made this remark on Thursday when he received a 54-page compendium on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence compiled by the Stakeholders’ Committee set up by this wife, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu.

The Committee was set up to give recommendations on how the fight against sexual and gender-based violence can be won.

Speaking at the occasion, Sanwo-Olu, restated his commitment to protecting the vulnerable demographics and getting justice for victims violated.

Also Read: Don’t Allow Conspiracy Theorists Undermine Lagos Security, Sanwo-Olu Tells Residents

The governor said, “I am delighted by the work done by the Stakeholders’ Committee to bring attention to the problems facing voiceless adults and children in our society. Through your efforts, vulnerable people are building the courage to speak out on offences of sexual violence and heal their wounds.

“We will bring people, who have been perpetrating these crimes, knowingly or unknowingly, to book. We will ensure they never walk freely without the full wrath of the law brought upon them. It is part of our responsibility to ensure that the vulnerable members of our society have a voice and have access to where they can get justice when their rights are violated.”

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Vendor’s Widow Disowns Family Over N500m Lawsuit Against Gbajabiamila

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Vendor’s Widow Disowns Family Over N500m Lawsuit Against Gbajabiamila

Femi Gbajabiamila

Josephine Okereke, wife of the Abuja-based vendor killed by a security aide of Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, has rejected the family’s demand of N500 million compensation.

Okereke while speaking to newsmen on Thursday stated that what she wants is justice for her late husband, and not the compensation being sought by his family.

Recall that some days ago, Ifeanyi, her husband, was shot by Abdullahi Hassan, a Department of State Services (DSS) operative attached to the speaker.

Also Read: Family Of Slain Vendor Demands N500m Compensation From Gbajabiamila, Threatens Legal Action

Days after the Speaker promised to ensure justice, the family of the slain vendor wrote the speaker, demanding a N500 million compensation.

Okereke, however, told journalists in Abuja that she was not privy to the N500 million compensation requested by the family.

“I was in my house when within 10 minutes my father-in-law came from Abia, he went out along with his other son and the next day I heard that my husband’s people are demanding N500 million as compensation,” she said.

“I was shocked and asked how will they be doing that and how will the speaker help the children again with such demand. All I want now is that the person that killed my husband to face justice.”

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