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POLICE Apprehend 3 Community Leaders For Killing Suspected Burglar, Arrest 12 Suspected Traffic Robbers, Recover Arms

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Police Operatives attached to Ikotun Division of the command, on Wednesday 7th April, 2021, apprehended three (3) Community leaders of Ikotun Area of Lagos State for lynching a suspected burglar. The burglar had gained entrance into the room of one Mrs. Adeyemi Opeyemi, f, of No 2, Asalu Bus Stop, off Abaranje Road, Ikotun, Lagos in an attempt to rob her but she raised alarm and the burglar escaped into the street when some members of the community apprehended and beat him to death.

The community leaders arrested include Sakariyau Biliaminu, m, 66, John Adeyemi, m, 77 and Gabriel Ajayi, m, 55. These suspects have some questions to answer pertaining to the killing of the suspect.

 

RECOVERD ARMS

RECOVERD ARMS

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem, has condemned the act of jungle justice meted on the suspect and vowed to kick against such in the state as it is becoming rampant and such is inimical to our collective efforts to improve on the Criminal Justice System of Lagos State.

Similarly, the police operatives attached to Ojo Division of the command, in furtherance of the directive of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, to go after traffic robbers in the state, on 6th April 2021, arrested three (3) suspected traffic robbers namely Bashiru Ammo, m, 19, Ibrahim Mohammed, m, 23, Arinze Victor, m, 19, all of Alaba Rago Market, Ojo-Lagos for attacking innocent commuters in Ojo area.

As a follow-up to the police investigation, other suspected receivers to the traffic robbers were arrested on 7th April, 2021. They are Bello Jafaru, m, 20, Nuru Abdullahi,m, 23, Nafiu Saray, m, 21 and Bashiru Mohammed, m, 19, all of Kasuwan-Dare Alaba Rago, Ojo-Lagos. The suspects have confessed to the crime of attacking and dispossessing commuters and innocent Lagosians of their belongings along Ojo-Iba Road.

Suspected traffic robbers

Suspected traffic robbers

In addition, during the course of the investigation, one Lucky Gurube, m, 19, of no fixed address, was arrested. He confessed to be a pickpocket who has been picking people’s phones along Iyana Iba, Ojo-Lagos.

Again, the policemen attached to Ojo Division, on 7th April, 2021, at about 3.30am, in another operation, nabbed a set of suspected traffic robbers, in conjunction with some members of the Alaba Rago Market, Ojo, along Iyana Iba to PPL, Area of Lagos.

The suspects are Mathew Christopher,m, 25, Babangida Umoru, m, 25, Babangida Abdullahi, ,m 19, all of no fixed address. They were arrested with some weapons like knives, cutlasses, broken bottles and other offensive weapons. They have all confessed to the crime.

 

TRAFFIC ROBBERS

TRAFFIC ROBBERS

In the same vein, the Operatives attached to Ikeja Division of the command on 5th April, 2021 at about 1215am, accosted three (3) suspected armed robbers on a motorcycle along Awolowo Way, Ikeja, and arrested one of them while others fled.

The suspect, Malik Abdullahi, m, was arrested in possession of one locally-made single barrel gun with assorted charms. He is helping the police to get the fleeing suspects at all cost.

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that all the suspects be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, for proper investigation and possible prosecution as the command will leave no stone unturned in getting rid of crimes and criminality in the state.

The police boss however charged officers and men of the command to be more proactive to security issues around their areas of responsibility in the state, as they are expected to exploit available resources within their reach, including robust intelligence, community policing concept and public relations to police their areas.

 

Apprehended Robber

Apprehended Robber

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BREAKING: FBI INDICTMENT: IGP SUSPENDS DCP ABBA KYARI, INAUGURATES 4-MAN PANEL FOR INVESTIGATION

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Sequel to the level of the numerous allegation of corruption leveled against super cop DCP Abba Kyari by the FBI over his involvement in taking funds from Celebrity fraudster Abass Olorunwa known as Hushpuppi, The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc has recommended the immediate suspension of DCP Abba Kyari, the Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), from the Service of the Nigeria Police Force, pending the outcome of an ongoing internal investigation touching on him.

 

The IGP, in his letter to the Police Service Commission, dated 31st July, 2021, noted that the recommendation for the suspension of the officer is in line with the internal disciplinary processes of the Force. The IGP further noted that the suspension is also expected to create an enabling environment for the NPF Special Investigation Panel to carry out its investigations into the weighty allegations against DCP Abba Kyari without interference. The suspension is without prejudice to the constitutional presumption of innocence in favour of the officer.

The Special Investigation Panel (SIP), comprising four (4) Senior Police Officers, is headed by DIG Joseph Egbunike, the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID). The SIP, inter alia, is to undertake a detailed review of all the allegations against DCP Abba Kyari by the US Government as contained in relevant documents that have been availed the NPF by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The SIP is also to obtain a detailed representation of DCP Abba Kyari to all the allegations leveled against him, conduct further investigations as it deems fit, and submit recommendations to guide further actions by the Force Leadership on the matter.

Meanwhile, the IGP has reaffirmed the commitment of the Force to the Rule of Law and assured the public of the sanctity of the probe as well as the absolute respect for the rights and privileges of the officer throughout the period of the investigations.

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NAS tackles NBC over censorship of Media

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The National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity) has kicked against what it called “blatant assault on press freedom” by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC). The organisation declared that the directive by the regulatory body to Television and Radio stations not to “divulge” details of bandits, kidnappers and terrorists during Newspaper Reviews is unconstitutional as it violates freedom of expression of citizens and seeks to prevent the press from performing its duties enshrined in Section 22 of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution (as amended) to hold government accountable on behalf of the people.

The NAS Capoon, Mr Abiola Owoaje in a statement titled: “NBC’s Bullying of the Media Unacceptable” stated that the regulatory body by its latest action wants to suppress press freedom and restrict access of information to Nigerians.

According to Owoaje, NBC by the directive intends to criminalise journalism and prevents victims of terrorism, banditry and other associated crimes from getting justice.

“The National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity) notes with considerable concern the sudden brazenness, repressive instincts and open partisanship being exhibited by the NBC in the interpretation of its regulatory remit in recent times. We unequivocally condemn these unethical attempts by the NBC to browbeat radio and television stations, and other organs of the Press, in a desperate bid to cow the Press.
Besides, we cannot find any justification for the bizarre NBC
directive; even on the hackneyed excuse of a security necessity, other than to
keep Nigerians in the dark about the uncomfortable reality of the insurgency
and the seeming inability of the security agencies to halt the spate of
insecurity across the country,” he said.

Owoaje stated further that contrary to what the security agencies would want Nigerians to believe, ferocious attacks on insurgents, kidnappers, killer herdsmen and bandits continue unabated in the country.
“We implore the executive arm of government to rein in the NBC to desist from its overt clampdown on press freedom.

The NBC should withdraw its illegal directive as it is unhelpful and counterproductive to the fight against insecurity in the country. Rather than see the media as the enemy, the media should be seen as a patriotic partner that can rally Nigerians to support the efforts of the government in tackling the myriad of security challenges afflicting our country. A free and unfettered press makes democracy thrive and is not merely a liberal indulgence. This is what Nigerians need. This is what we demand. We reject the shackles the NBC wants to foist on the media,” the statement added.

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ATTWON elects Ayo Omotosho at 5th AGM

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At the 5th AGM Meeting of ATTWON held at the Association’s Secretariat in Lagos on 23rd July 2021, Mr. Ayo Omotosho of Travelogue Communications was elected the second President of the Association with Mr. Lekan Akinruli as the Gen Secretary.

 

 

The Pioneer President, Ms. Omolola Itayemi of Your Travels Start Here(YTSH) replaces Mr. Tayo Adelaja of Infotrust Multimedia as the BOT Chairman. In his acceptance speech as the President, Mr. Omotosho was full of praises for the pioneer president who has successfully pioneered the first and only registered travel association in Nigeria for 5years.

Mr. Tayo Adelaja

 

He stated that the 4th AGM was meant to be the election year but for the pandemic that held sway all over the world, the 4th AGM couldn’t hold. However, ATTWON, a developmental travel association has not relented in training, opening up the travel and domestic landscape within and outside the shore of Nigeria. Mr. Omotosho promised to build on the solid foundation laid by President Emeritus, Ms. Itayemi while also bringing in innovations and laudable growth befitting the status of the association.

Prof Bambo Somuyiwa of LAUTECH, Ogbomoso that attended the AGM commend the association for their tutelage of their students who have gained immensely from both online and physical training about travels within and outside Nigeria. He stated that “ATTWON won my heart when they approached me in 2018 about taking the transport department students on their roles and importance to domestic tourism.

 

 

I attended the first training in late 2018. The three-tiers training in 2019 was superb! Despite the pandemic, they held series of online talks and training with the sophomore and graduating student on how to be self-reliant in 2020. I had to ensure that I was also present to deliver a paper, gift and commendation on behalf of my students and the department.

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