Thursday, August 22, 2019

Collaboration with OPC Has Reduced Crime Rate in South-West - IGP

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has revealed that his collaboration with the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) has led to a significant reduction in crime rate in South-West Nigeria.

The IGP, who made the revelation through a delegation sent to the Aare Ona Kankanfo of Yorubaland and Leader of the OPC, Iba Gani Adams, in Lagos on Thursday, said that he would sustain the synergy and partnership with the OPC to further reduce crime rate and ensure peace in the southwest area.

Rising from a meeting with the delegation, the Aare Ona Kankanfo commended the initiative of the IGP to partner with his organisation to fight crime, as he pledged that the OPC will not betray the course.

Adams noted that the most important part of security is intelligence gathering, as he recalled how the police in Lagos were able to end the menace of the dreaded Badoo cultists involved in several killings in the state by forming a partnership with the OPC.

He also noted that the OPC was not set up as a crime-fighting organisation as he revealed the circumstances that led to its involvement in security matters when landlord associations sought its assistance to stem the tide of rising crimes.

He reflected on the confrontations between the OPC and the police between 2000 and 2004, and expressed joy that today the IGP has found the organisation worthy of his collaboration in crime fighting.

Commending the IGP for believing in community policing and taking pro-active steps, Adams said that the OPC would work with the newly established police special squad to be deployed to the southwest, as his men who know the territory well are ready, willing, and able to confront criminals in the region.

Leader of the IGP’s delegation, Mr Jude Nwankor, assured Aare Ona Kankanfo that the mistake of the past would not repeat itself again.

Members of the delegation included the Officer in Charge of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Lagos, CSP Peter Gana and the Commander, Seme Border Patrol, CSP Ogechi Moses Udu.

Also at the parley on the side of Iba Adams were the former Special Adviser, Political, to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Basorun Akin Osuntokun; OPC’s Director of Mobilisation, Comrade Dauda Asikolaye; Mogaji Gboyega Adejumo; Osi Aare Ona Kakanfo, Gani Kola Balogun; Mr. Segun Sani; and key members of the OPC.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Four Police Officers Arrested for Extra Judicial killings….To face Murder Charges

CZ:5650/LS/PPRO /VOL. 3/27
21st August, 2019

Attention of Lagos State Police Command was drawn to a video on social media showing some Police Officers shooting two unarmed suspects who were arrested and already in their custody against the code of professional conduct and laws guiding how suspects in Police custody should be treated. The Policemen were identified as Inspector Fabiyi Omomayara, Sergeant Olaniyi Solomon,  Sergeant Solomon Sunday and Corporal Aliyu Mukaila  attached to Iba Division Patrol team. The incident happened on 19/8/2019 at about 3.00pm, when Iba Police Station received a distress call  from one Anugu Valentine 'm' of no 250 Agege  motor road Mushin, that he was attacked by a group of armed men  numbering about four  on two  motorcycles at Ipayi area, Iba and they dispossessed him of one iPhone  max valued at #450: 000.   Acting on the information, the Divisional Police Officer Iba promptly deployed the Divisional Patrol team to the scene. Two of the armed robbers were arrested while two escaped. Two locally made pistols  with six life cartridges and five  expended cartridges were recovered. The gang is said to be notorious for series of robberies in Iba and environs. It was a well celebrated operation by the team as the suspects were gallantly arrested. The team however, went extreme by killing the suspects who were already in their custody instead of taking them to the Police Station and allowing the normal process of investigation and prosecution to be initiated as stipulated under procedural laws. That act of extra judicial killings falls short of police professional standards and cannot be condoned by the Command. The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Zubairu Muazu mni has ordered a thorough investigation into the incident. The Police Officers are currently subjected to internal disciplinary proceedings known as Orderly Room trial and if found culpable, they will be dismissed from the Force and will be handed over to the State Criminal Investigation Department Yaba for prosecution in the conventional Court. Members of the Public will be updated on the outcome of the investigation and trial.
DSP Bala Elkana
Police Public Relations Officer,
Lagos State.


_*Somolu LG Boss vows to be committed to the people*_

It was a full day earlier today, Thursday, at the council Secretariat of Somolu Local Government was filled with sexagenarians and older ones who had arrived the Banquet Hall very early to get a comfortable seat at the front of the hall for themselves.

Some with their walking stick, some had to come with a younger aide due to their ill-health. Their religions, tribe and background refuse to be barriers to their sitting arrangement.

They all share one thing in common, they had come to receive their  monthly welfare (Ijewun Agba) as arranged by the Mayor of Somolu Local Government, Hon. Abdul Hamed Salawu.

The Executive Chairman who had distributed same welfare package two weeks ago, been for the month of July 2019, arranged over 1,500 food bags for the  elderly citizens who are the residents of Somolu Local Government Area.

While addressing the crowd of the elderly, the council Mayor thanked them for their support and prayers as it has really shown how the grassroot is connected to government of the day and the local government is the closest to the people.

At the welfare programme with the Executive Chairman, include the Executive Vice Chairman, Hon. Bowale Sosimi; leader of the Council, Hon. Yomi Osunkoya and other councilors; the Supervisory Councilors; the Chairperson, Mrs. Omotanwa Yusuf-Salawu; Somolu LGA APC Chairman, Deacon Femi Taiwo; APC Women Leader, Hon. Abiola Fashoro; and many aides of the Chairman.

APC political leaders throng the venue to witness another giant stride of the Executive Chairman. Chief S. Asenuga, Apostle Oyewusi, Alhaji Bakare, Hon. Gbolahan Bagostowe (immediate past Chairman), Hon. Abiodun Abimbola Orekoya (immediate past Vice Chairman and Executive Secretary), Hon. Williams Bamidele Lawanson (immediate past Sole Administrator), ward Chairmen and other stakeholders also graced the event.

A septuagenarian, Mrs. Florence Fadipe, said her joy knows no bound about the food items the Chairman gives to them on monthly basis, 'we will be the ones coming for it and he will be the one we will be meeting', mama Fadipe jokingly prayed with relieve. 

In his remarks, the Executive Chairman who recently clocked two years in office said, 'despite the fact that we have started and completed dozens of roads, we need to be conscious of the welfare of the aged and challenged members of our community', Dollar said.

*Oseni Owolabi _Ajimomuya_*
Chief Press Secretary,
Somolu Local Government.

August 9, 2019.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019



Yesterday was a very busy day for House of Representatives member representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa federal constituency, Honourable Shina Abiola Peller, as he made his first official appearance at his constituency/Shina Ayo Empowerment Program (SAEP) office in Iseyin.

Honourable Peller began the day's activities at the constituency office with a meeting with Advisory Council of the Shina Ayo Empowerment Program with an extensive deliberation on how series of activities, projects and programmes of SAEP can best be executed to turn around the constituency within a short period of time.

Following this, Honourable Shina Peller held another purposeful meeting with SAEP administrator, local and zonal coordinators who gave him a comprehensive report of their activities so far since SAEP office was commissioned.

The highlight of the report was centered on, but not limited to the data collection exercise that SAEP has been carrying out for the people of the constituency to aid proper planning.

Responding to their feedback, Honourable Peller applauded their efforts and enjoined them to remain focused and work passionately in line with his vision which is to build a desired constituency that others in the country can emulate.

In the same vein, Honourable Peller had meetings with various professional groups, associations, opinion leaders, community stakeholders one after the other, rubbing minds and sharing necessary ideas with them.

Kola Popoola
Press Secretary
Office of Hon. Shina Abiola Peller.

Monday, August 5, 2019




You are welcome to today’s press briefing aimed at showcasing some of the achievements recorded by the Nigeria Police Force, Ekiti State Command in crime prevention, control and detection.

In order to further stem the tide of criminalities and other nefraoius activities in Ekiti State, the Command puff-Adder operatives in conjunction with SARS operatives had during the period under review raided various hideouts and blackspots where suspected criminals are hibernating in various communities within the State as follows:

1. CASE OF CULTISM:- On the 1st of August, 2019 at about 2140hrs at Oke-Ila, Ado-Ekiti. SARS operatives of the Command, acting on information received; swung into action and apprehended two (2) suspects namely: Oseni Toheed Adesola ‘m’ and Oni Oluwafemi ‘m’. The arrested suspects confessed to be members of “AYE” confratanity cult group, on sighting SARS operatives the other suspects took to their heels. Effort is on top gear for possible arrest of other fleeing suspects.

(i) Oseni Toheed Adesola ‘m’
(ii) Oni Oluwafemi ‘m’

2. CASE OF CONSPIRACY AND ARMED ROBBERY:- On the 25/07/2019, armed robbery suspect were arrested for forcefully breaking into the house of their victims and robbed them of their valuables at gun point. The suspect Akinyemi Seun confessed to the commission of the crime along with his gang members namely: Go-sense, odunaya a.k.a Amintin, Olamide A.K.A DJ effort to arrest the members of his gang is ongoing.

3. CASE OF ARMED ROBBERY:- On 23/04/2019 at about 0613hrs, one Adebayo Tope a.k.a “See war” ‘m’ of No.35 Igbehin Street, Ado-kiti and others at large accompanied one Ogunmuyite Odunayo a.k.a ‘07’ who was arrested, charged to court and remanded in prison custody. They attacked and robbed one Omodudu Tope ‘m’, Sunday Samuel and Ajayi Opeyemi ‘m’ of their hands sets and cash sum of (#192,000:00) at gun point.
 On 28/07/2019 at about 1300hrs Adebayo Tope a.k.a “See war” and his gang attacked and robbed a petrol attendant at NIPCO filling station Irona Ado-Ekiti and also threatened to burn down the station. It took the intervention of safer highway petrol men to save the filling station from been burnt. Meanwhile some of the guns used to perpetrate the crime were recovered and registered as exhibits. While effort is on to arrest other fleeing suspects of the gang.

Adedayo Tope a.k.a “Seewar” 35yrs
Exhibits :
(i) One (1) double barrel locally made pistol
(ii) Nine (9) live cartridges
(iii) Two (2) Cutlasses

4. CASE OF HOUSE BREAKING, STEALING AND RECEIVING OF STOLEN PROPERTY:- On 25/07/2019 at about 14:00hrs, One Sanmi Ajayi ‘m’ was caught while breaking into the dwelling house of one Omolola Ayodele ‘f’ of Surulere Street Omisanjana Area, Ado Ekiti. On sighting the suspect by one Adesegun Innocent ‘m’, he called on SARS personnel who eventually apprehended the suspect. The suspect confessed during interrogation that he is a serial burglar and that he has broken into more than hundred houses in Ado Ekiti metropolis between 2009 and 2019 respectively. He has taken the police to several places where he had earlier broken into and carted away properties belonging to the owners of the houses. Some of the houses broken by the suspect are the residence of one Nicholas Oyiogor ‘m’ of behind Ben Folarin college Igbo Aso Omisanjana Ado - Ekiti wherein he stole one laptop computer and the sum of N40,000:00 which were found in the possession of the suspect during his arrest. The suspect further confessed to have previously broken into the dwelling house of Matthew Nwaeze of Behind NTA Ado – Ekiti where he stole the sum of N1,200,000:00. Investigation revealed that the suspect also broke into the residence of Akinola Tokunbo and Mayowa Ogunlola where he stole mobile phones and laptop computers. The suspects indicted Moyinoluwa Victor and Ibijoju Michael as the receivers of the stolen phones and laptop computers. Some items stolen by Sanmi Ajayi such as laptop computers, phones, plasma TV set and PS4 player were recovered from Moyinoluwa Victor and Ibijoju Micheal. The principal suspect Sanmi Ajayi confessed to have made use of the proceeds from the loots to build a two-bedroom flat located behind NTA Ado-Ekiti and he further confessed to had earlier been arrested, charged to court, convicted and served jail terms in Federal prison custody Ado Ekiti for five times in related offence. The two receivers one Moyinoluwa Victor ‘m’ of Oke Oniyo street Ado-Ekiti and Ibijoju Micheal ‘m’ of No 27 Okemi Street Ogotun Ekiti confessed to have been receiving stolen items from the principal suspect to help him sell same to innocent citizens and after sales of the stolen items, return back to the principal suspect with the proceed from the sales. The principal suspect Sanmi Ajayi confessed that Moyinoluwa Victor is still owing him the sum of N50,000:00. It was also confirmed that the two receivers Moyinoluwa Victor and Ibijoju Michael sometimes paid the principal suspect Sanmi Ajayi ahead of his operation thereby encouraging him to continue committing the heinous crime. Meanwhile, effort is on top gear for possible recovery of other stolen items.

(i) Sanmi Ajayi a.k.a Omo Chelsea ‘m’ 29yrs
(ii) Moyinoluwa Victor a.k.a Omoga ‘m’ 29yrs
(iii) Ibijoju Michael a.k.a Ogotun ‘m’ 32yrs.

(i) Ten laptop computers
(ii) Fifteen mobile phones
(iii) Seven ipad
(iv) One ps4 player.

5. CASE OF ARMED ROBBERY:- On 26/07/2019 at about 11:05hrs, at Bank road, Ado-Ekiti, one Aregbesola Funmilayo of No. 65, Olorunda Zone 9, Ado-Ekiti was waylaid and robbed of her purse containing One Hundred Thousand Naira, one Samsung phone, and ATM card at gun point by one Akomire Victor when she was going to Access Bank at Bank road, Ado-Ekiti to deposit money. Suspect was tracked by SARS operatives and arrested at GT Bank Ado-Ekiti. The Samsung phone stolen from the complainant was recovered from the suspect. Effort is still on high gear to recover the gun used to perpetrate the evil.
Akomire Victor ‘m’
 (a) One (1) Samsung phone.

6. CASE OF CONSPIRACY, VANDALIZATION AND STEALING:-  On 01/06/2019 at about 02:00hrs, one Oluwole Felix ‘m’, Samuel Ayo ‘m’ and three others at large went to MTN telecommunication mast site in Ijan Ekiti and vandalaized solar batteries emplaced therein. On sighting the police the hoodlums took to their heels and left behind one Toyota Picnic space bus, seven solar batteries, some cable wires and one itel phone. Subsequently, effort intensified by SARS operatives led to the arrest of Oluwole Felix ‘m’ and Samuel Ayo ‘m’ in Ore town, Ondo State. The two arrested suspects confessed to the commission of the crime and other previous related crime. They confessed further that they were five in number that came from Ondo State to perpetrate the crime. Effort is on for possible arrest of other fleeing suspects.

(i) Oluwole Felix ‘m’
(ii) Samuel Ayo ‘m’
 (a) One (1) toyota picnic space bus
 (b) One (1) itel phone
(c) Seven (7) Solar batteries
(d) Some cable wires

7. CASE OF STORE BREAKING AND STEALING:- On 28/07/2019 at about 14:00hrs, one Ojo Odunayo ‘m’ was arrested in Ado Ekiti by a team of SARS operatives. The suspect was found with numerous sachets of tramadol tablets and capsules. Upon interrogation, the suspect confessed that sometimes in the month of July, 2019, he singlehandedly broke into a pharmaceutical store located at Ajibade Lane, Ado Ekiti belonging to one Christopher Ogbu ‘m’ where he carted away alot of drugs including tramadol. Lots of Anti-malaria medicines were recovered from house of the suspect during search. Suspect is still in Police custody undergoing interrogation.
Ojo odunayo ‘m’

(a) Tramadol tablets and capsules
(b) Swinor capsules
(c) Pentax 
(d) Other anti-malaria medicine.

8. CASE OF CONSPIRACY AND ARMED ROBBERY:- On 26/06/2019 at about 01:00hrs, a gang of armed robbers numbering six, invaded Okebola Street and Ekute Quarters, Ado Ekiti respectively. During the incident, one Barr. Adesola Omotowo , Azeez Kareem, Taiwo Afuye, Jimoh Akorede, Ajayi Ibukun, Aribasoye Olayinka, Tajero Adebayo and Olumide Sango ‘M’ were robbed at gun point of their valuables such as mobile phones, computer laptop, money, vital documents and a car key. Effort intensified by SARS operatives led to the arrest of one Sunday Ojo a.k.a Opolo,Anidu  Ajibade and Mohammed Abubakar Bello the receiver of the stolen Gold who confessed to the commission of the crime and mentioned other members of his gang now at large as Amidu, Ariku Abbey, Yeye, Ojo and Muda. One itel handset belonging to one of the complainant of the case stolen from the scene of crime was recovered from  One Lawal Sadiat ‘F’.Upon her arrest, Investigation revealed that lawal sadiat is the wife to Ariku Abbey who is now at large. Effort is still in progress for possible arrest of other fleeing suspects and recovery of other stolen items in their possession.

Sunday ojo a.k.a opolo ‘m’ 20yrs .Anidu ajibade 'M'30yrs. Mohammed Abubakar Bello.
(a) One (1) itel handset
(b) One Cut to size small gun loaded with one live cartridge.

DSP Caleb Ikechukwu.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO),
FOR:Commissioner of Police, Ekiti State Command Ado Ekiti.

Release Sowore now, Adams urges FG

Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige, has joined other eminent Nigerians, to call for the release of the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (ACC), Omoyele Sowore, saying such arrest portends grave danger for Nigeria's democracy.

The publisher of Sahara Reporters and convener Global Coalition for Security and Democracy in Nigeria was arrested by the police from the Department of State Services (DSS) over a planned revolutionary protest scheduled for Monday, August 5.

The Police had alleged the activist  of a plot to  force a regime change in the country.

Reacting in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Aderemi, Adams said the arrest was a huge abuse of human right to freedom, stating that the planned revolutionary protest cannot be said to be treasonable  since it was yet to be implemented  before  he was arrested by the DSS.

Adams,faulted the rationale behind the arrest, saying it is unfortunate that Nigerians usually forget events and memories of the past.

He noted further that Nigeria's  problems emanate from  the military's dictatorship and tendency  to gag the press and prevent freedom of  speech and expression.

Aare Onakakanfo, however, said with the information at his disposal,  the convener  did not consult many of the civic society groups.

The planned protest,he admitted, would have presented to Nigerians, the needed opportunity to express their feelings to president Muhammadu Buhari.

Frowning at the arrest, Adams  noted that Nigerians are entitled to express their feelings, in as much as the protest is peaceful, and violent - free and it also represents the feelings of Nigerians.

" Not everybody can have access to the presidency in Abuja. This is democracy, not  militarism, where people are cowed and jailed over issues relating to their welfare" 

"Sowore is an activist, and he was part of the struggle for this democracy. Therefore, he is entitled to express his feelings and that of  Nigerians in a democratic setting" .

" I think the FG must consider his freedom as a panacea for peace. For instance, I wonder how a peaceful protest by armless citizens will now turn to a treasonable felony.

" It is unfortunate that many of the people at the corridors of power today were part of the protests against former president Goodluck Jonathan in 2015, but today the situation has changed,"

" I am afraid they wanted to draw the nation backward to those years of the military, where  peoples rights to freedom and other  fundamental human rights were  alien to the military"

" Even in countries that have  good institutions and good welfare policies, the citizens still organise peaceful protest and the government will surely listen to them"

" As an activist and promoter of peace, I have engaged in various rallies and protests. On each occasions, we consulted widely, taking into considerations so many factors,including  the rights of Nigerians to embark on protest, noting also that such rights should not translate to a violent or forceful protest"

 "Nigeria is a democratic republic, therefore, unlawful detention of a people can lead to further crisis and the Federal Government must try as much as it is possible to avoid this by listening to the cries of  Nigerians".

The Federal Government must free Sowore and formulate policy programmes that have direct impact on the mass of the people" The Aare Onakakanfo  said.

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