Category: Crime

Ibadan Arson Not Politically Motivated – Police

Oyo State Police Commissioner, Abiodun Odude, has revealed that preliminary investigation into the burning down of houses and shops in three major areas in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Sunday was not politically motivated. The CP stated this while answering questions on the matter that saw 20 houses and over 18 shops burnt in Idi-Arere, Asaka, and Oja Igbo area of Ibadan. The Commissioner also stated that the force has mapped out strategies to deal with such occurrences in the future. Four persons were arrested in connection with the attack in Ibadan on Sunday. FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

Corps member arraigned for killing Osun roadside hawker

A serving member of the National Youth Service Corps, Feranmi Odedele, was on Wednesday arraigned before an Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court for reckless driving and the killing of one Pelumi Olasunkanmi. The death of Olasunkanmi, a 16-year-old Junior Secondary School 3 pupil of the Coker Memorial High School, Ikirun, occurred last week Friday, when he was hit by a car driven by Odedele along the Osogbo-Gbongan Road. The 29-year-old Odedele was said to have driven the car in a reckless manner and hit the deceased, who was selling garden eggs by the roadside. Odedele was said to be returning to...

Court remands two suspected miscreants in Ibadan

Mrs Imoleayo Akinrodoye, the President of a Mapo Grade `A’ Customary Court in Ibadan on Wednesday ordered the remand of two suspected miscreants at the Agodi Prison. The accused: Ridwan Adebayo, 23, and Muritala Ogundare, 29, were docked for alleged unlawful possession of dangerous weapons and threat to life. Akinrodoye ordered Adebayo and Ogundare to be remanded after the duo pleaded guilty to a two-count charge of unlawful possession of weapons and conspiracy. Akinrodoye, however, adjourned the case till Jan. 23, for a review of facts and sentencing. Earlier, the Prosecutor, Sgt. Ayodele Ayeni, told the court that the duo...

Ibadan mayhem: Olubadan warns hoodlums

The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, on Tuesday asked the Mogajis (family heads) and Baales (village heads) in the flash points of the ancient city to begin headcount of the people in their areas with a view of exposing troublemakers and hoodlums disturbing the peace of the people. The monarch, who summoned over 250 Mogajis and Baales to his Popoyemoja palace following the mayhem that occurred on Sunday where about 30 houses and scores of shops and vehicles burnt to ashes with attendant looting of property, said “enough is enough”. The Mogajis and Baales, while responding lauded the monarch...

Police declare NURTW boss wanted over violence at APC rally

The Lagos State Police Command has declared a chieftain of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Mustapha Adekunle aka Seigo, wanted in connection to the violence that marred the official campaign flag-off of the Lagos chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Hoodlums started fighting while incumbent governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, was addressing party supporters in Ikeja on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Gunshots and physical clashes led to a scramble that also left many injured. Two journalists sustained minor bullet wounds. Another NURTW chieftain, Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo, was stabbed during the incident and has been...

Ajimobi orders police to arrest perpetrators of Ibadan mayhem

Governor Abiola Ajimobi has mandated the Oyo State police command to fish out perpetrators of the mayhem that occurred at the weekend at different locations in the state, saying that anyone arrested should be treated like “a hardened criminal.” Hoodlums had gone on rampage at early hours of Sunday at Idi Arere, Asaka and Oja’gbo areas of Ibadan destroying vehicles and setting shops on fire. Ajimobi, who was represented by his deputy, Otunba Moses Alake Adeyemo, in a visit to the areas yesterday, said that the StateEmergency Management Agency (SEMA) would do the assessment of losses from the crisis so...

30 shops, houses burnt in Ibadan by arsonists

Some hoodlums suspected to be arsonists in the early hours of Sunday burnt down no fewer than thirty shops and houses located along the popular Beere-Molete road in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital. The affected shops and houses included those located at Idi-Arere, Bode up to the ones at Allelluyah petrol station, all in the heart of the ancient city. One of the residents confirmed that parts of the affected structures included shops belonging to fashion designers, soft drinks sellers, electronics shops, frozen foods’ shop and cooking materials sellers’ shops among others. Another resident of the area confirmed that the...

Man arraigned for stealing motorcycle in Osun

Twenty-two-year-old Mathew Adetunji has been dragged before an Osun Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ile-Ife for allegedly stealing of a Bajaj motorcycle belonging to a woman, Risikat Adegoke. The accused allegedly stole the motorcylce in Modakeke, the headquarters of the Ife East Area Office, Osun State. The police prosecutor, Inspector Ona Glory, explained that the accused committed the offence on December 14, 2018, in the Itamerin area of Modakeke. Glory added that the accused stole a red Bajaj Boxer motorcycle with number plate FKJ 531 QJ; chassis No: MD2A18AY3JWB89078, and engine No: DUZWJB89184, valued at N286,000, property of Risikat Adegoke. According...

EFCC raids Abuja estate, arrest three ‘Yahoo’ boys

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday stormed No 24, 1st Avenue, Fort Royal Estate, Airport road, Abuja and arrested three suspected internet fraudsters. The suspects are Marvin Nwankwo, Prince Ojenike and Jude Olatekobowale. They created a Facebook account with the following names: Rodney David; David Rodgers and Carlos David, respectively. A statement released by the antigraft agency said their arrest was based on intelligence report that the suspects turned the said residence as their office, using laptops, phone and other gadgets to defraud innocent people, including foreigners, of their hard earned money and other valuables. The intelligence...

Shehu Sani speaks on death of Ex-Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh

The Senator from Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani has reacted to the death of Former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Sabundu Badeh. WhatsUpIbadan had reported that the Air Chief Marshal in the Nigerian military, died from gunshot wounds he sustained after his vehicle was attacked while returning from his farm along Abuja-Keffi Road on Tuesday. In a reaction, Shehu Sani on his Twitter Page said if such tragic death could befall Badeh, then it can happen to anyone. He said, “Alex Badeh;It’s sad and tragic. If it can happen to Alex, it can happen to anyone. “May his soul Rest In...