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03:25

In Ogun: Fleeing gunmen, who killed mother, abducted daughter, arrested

Two members of a six-man kidnapping gang, who abducted a 25-year-old woman, Mariam Fagbohun, and killed her 50-year-old mother, Annah Fagbohun, in Ijoun, Yewa-North Local Government Area of Ogun State, have been arrested.


The abductors were said to have shot at the mother while she was taking her daughter away and she died on the spot.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, stated this in a statement on Wednesday.

Oyeyemi said Mariam, who runs a provision store and a pub, was abducted by the six-man gang on August 20, 2020, when she closed and was going home.
The PPRO said the victim, while being taken away, raised the alarm, which attracted the people around, including her mother.

The PPRO added that the suspects confessed to the crime during interrogation, claiming to have been contracted by a man, simply known as Ade, and his friend, known as Doctor, who live in the same neighbourhood with the victim.

According Oyeyemi, the suspects claimed that they were contracted to swindle the victim out of a huge sum of money.

He said items recovered from them were three single-barrelled guns, 12 live cartridges and face masks.

Oyeyemi said the CP had ordered a massive manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang.
He added that Ajogun also ordered that the suspects in custody be arraigned. Punch

01:13

In Ogun: Man allegedly steals two-year-old boy

A 44-year-old man, known as Adetoro David, has been accused of stealing a two-year-old boy in Ogun State.


Adetoro was on Friday arraigned before an Ota Magistrate’s court.

He was said to be facing a two-count charge bordering on stealing and conspiracy.

The Prosecutor, Police Inspector E.O. Adaraloye, had informed the Magistrate that Adetoro and others at large, committed the offences on September 8 at Oju-Ore, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government area of Ogun State.

Adaraloye alleged that the defendant, in collaboration with his accomplices, stole a 2-year-old boy Marvelous Oluwole.

Oluwole was reportedly abducted by the suspect when the mother sent him and his eldest brother, Kehinde Oluwole, on an errand.

The prosecutor said the defendant and a woman were together when they called Kehinde and the stolen boy to come over.

On arrival, they allegedly gave Kehinde money to go and buy biscuit, as Marvelous was left with them.

Before Kehinde returned from where he went to buy biscuits, Adaraloye said the two had ‘disappeared’ with Marvelous.

It was gathered that Adetoro was apprehended when the case was reported at the Onipanu police station by the boy’s mother.

The offences contravene Sections 371(1) and 516 of the Ogun State Criminal Code, Laws of 2006.

However, the defendant had pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

The Magistrate, Mrs A.O. Adeyemi, has granted the accused bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The case has since been adjourned till October 8. Dailypost
02:49

In Ogun: Fire razes multi-million naira store



Goods estimated at millions of naira were destroyed on Sunday after fire gutted a three-storey electronic store in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Our correspondent gathered that the store, located in the Totoro area of Abeokuta metropolis, went up in flames around 6am.

The fire reportedly emanated from a painting shop on the ground floor of the building.


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An eyewitness told our correspondent that the building, which was razed by the fire, housed electronics and electrical appliances and other household items.


Further findings showed that the store was owned by a popular dealer, who had different electronic stores in different parts of the state capital.

When our correspondent got to the scene, he observed wreckage of electronic appliances like fridges, air conditioners, television sets destroyed by the fire.


Operatives of the state fire service reportedly arrived the scene at 7.15am, but it  took them about one hour to finally put out the fire.

The Director of the state fire service, Fatai Adefala, attributed the incident to power surge. Punch

02:14

Teenager confesses to killing 60-year-old aunt


A 23-year-old in the Ipokia area of Ogun State, Dansu Asogba, has confessed to the killing of his 60-year-old aunt, Iyabo Dansu, after an herbalist reportedly threatened to invoke the spirit of the deceased against her killer.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun State, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.

Oyeyemi explained that the suspect was arrested following his confession.

According to the PPRO, the suspect was arrested following a report by two children of the deceased who reported at Ipokia Divisional Headquarters.

Oyeyemi said upon the suspect’s confession, the Divisional Police Officer, Ipokia Division, SP Adebayo Hakeem, detailed policemen to the scene, where he was promptly arrested.

On interrogation, the suspect reportedly admitted killing the deceased, claiming that he did so because he believed she was responsible for the death of his first child and a miscarriage suffered by his wife.

“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.” Punch
00:00

In Ogun: Riot as customs allegedly kill

At least, one person has been shot dead by an officer of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) at Owode Yewa area of Ogun State, as many sustained various degrees of injuries.

The death, Dailypost learnt, was as a result of the fracas that broke out between some suspected smugglers and officers of the NCS around 2 am on Monday.

The situation, it was learnt, has generated protest from people of the area.

The killing, Dailypost recalls, is coming barely two weeks after three students of Ojumo Community High School were reportedly killed, while market women were injured when Customs officers were conveying a ‘tokunbo’ vehicle they said was smuggled into the country.

Ihunbo is a few kilometres from Owode, the scene of Monday’s incident.

But the Nigeria Customs Service, Ogun 1 Command, said the officer who fired the shot acted in “self-defence”.

A statement by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Abdullahi Maiwada, said officers of the NCS had earlier seized some ‘prohibited items’ from the suspected smuggler, who he said took to his heels.

According to Maiwada, the suspected smuggler later came with his ‘mobilized compatriots’ to attack armed Customs officers.(Dailypost)
04:21

In Ogun: man catches suspected ritualists with mother’s skull

Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested two suspected ritualists after being caught by a man, Amoo Bankoke, with the skull of his mother.

The suspects, Emmanuel Aro, 25, and Anu Olofinju, 25, were reported to have sneaked into a cemetery at Eggua in the Yewa North Local Government Area of the state and exhumed the skull from the grave.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the development in a statement on Sunday.

Oyeyemi said the suspects were arrested last Friday on the Ijoun Road in Eggua following a complaint by Bankole at the Eggua Police Station.

According to Oyeyemi, Bankole told the police that he sighted the two suspects at the cemetery, where the remains of his mother were buried a few months ago, digging the grave and that he suspected them to be up to something sinister.

The PPRO said the state Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama, had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.(Punch)
02:31

In Ogun: Man arrested with fresh human parts


A young man, identified as Olatunji Koleoso, has been allegedly caught with fresh human parts in his vehicle, Dailypost reports.



Koleoso was paraded on Wednesday at the Police Headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, Ogun State capital by the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations), Edward Ajogun.

During the exercise, Ajogun disclosed that the suspect was arrested along Ilisan Remo axis of the state.

Ajogun said Koleoso was arrested when men of the Nigeria Police Force had an extempore check on his vehicle while he was driving along the road.



The police said the suspect confessed that he was taking the human parts to a native doctor for money ritual.

Ajogun added that Koleoso was still being investigated for more revelations about the alleged crime.
(Dailypost)
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