An Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State capital, today remanded Rahman Adedoyin and six other suspects over the death of Timothy Adegoke.
Rahman Adedoyin is the Chairman of Hilton Hotel, Ile-Ife, Osun State, the last known place that Timothy Adegoke lodged prior to his death.Adegoke, an MBA student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, died under suspicious circumstances at the hotel.Adegoke, who has since been buried, had arrived Ile-Ife to write his examination and lodged in the hotel before meeting his death.Adedoyin’s son, who is also a suspect, is still at large.
The Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Oluseyi Makinde on Thursday responded to the Robbery Attack that took place in the early hour of the Thursday in the State where unknown masked armed robbers attacked a bullion van carrying money to a bank around Idi-Ape.
According to the Governor “I received the sad news of the robbery attack at the Idi-Ape axis of Ibadan which resulted in death and injuries of residents”
The Governor also assured the residents not to panic as security agencies are already investigating the incident “The security agencies are investigating the incident. I pray that the souls of the dead rest in peace and ask that we keep their families in our prayers”
“We are grateful to those who called 615 to report during the incident. We will continue to improve our response times using the apparatus available to us at the state level. We remain grateful to all security officers who continue to put their lives on the line for us”
Ngozi Onadeko, Oyo state Commissioner of Police visited the scene of the robbery incident, where a van transporting money to a bank at Idi-Ape in Ibadan, Oyo state was attacked by Unknown Armed Robbers.
While speaking at the Crime Scene, the Commissioner said that her men also killed one of the robbers but the corpse was taken away by the robbery gang.
The police boss said that in and out of the state had been locked down with a view to preventing the robbers from getting out of the state.
The CP said the police in connection with other security agencies in the state were working assiduously to arrest the robbers, assuring that more details would be provided on the matter.
Her words: “First of all, I have to say it is an unfortunate incident. We just finished the retreat and I am coming from the airport directly here.
“It was a coordinated attack, which we are still trying to find out what actually happened, because they trailed the bullion van from where it got the money from and where it want to dispatched it. We could see the shot they made.
“I can’t definitely say now what actually went on. All the exit and entry points into Oyo State have all been blocked. So, we are trying our possible best to get them to know what actually happened.
“I can tell you for sure that two of my men were shot on the leg. Let’s just do our investigation and then we will be able to tell you and give you more details.”
Friday 17th of December, 2021, Police Community Relations Committee(PCRC) presented an Award of Excellence to The Executive Chairman of Egbeda Local Government; Hon. Sanda Sikiru Oyedele.
Hon. Sanda in his word of acceptance, appreciated the efforts of the police force in Egbeda Local Government for their cooperation and for guaranteeing a secured and peaceful environment for the people.
He furthered that Egbeda Local Government is the first and only Local Government to have donated a vehicle for Operation to the Divisional Police Station and also stressed that his Government is primarily committed to the security of life and properties of the people of Egbeda Local Government.
CSP Abiodun Salami(D.P.O Egbeda L.G.) commended the effort of the Local Government Chairman for he’s contributions so far since he resumes office.
Honourable Babalola Sunk (Member representing Egbeda State Constituency Oyo State House of Assembly) was among special guests of the event.
Hon Sanda was accompanied by Hon. Olakanmi Olusola(Councilor representing Ward 11, Egbeda Local Government.
Kunle Molomo Media Aide to the Executive Chairman Egbeda Local Government
The police in Oyo State have vowed to probe a robbery allegation levelled against some policemen purportedly attached to the command by a 20-year-old artiste, Emmanuel Jesugbemi.
Jesugbemi had claimed in a viral social media post that the sum N150,000 given to him by his grandmother to pay her rent was snatched by some policemen attached to the command at Apata area while he was on his way to deposit the money in the bank.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, in a statement on Friday, said: “The attention of the Oyo State police command was on Thursday, October 7, drawn to a one minute, 50 seconds video made by one Emmanuel Jesugbemi, alleging that he was, at gunpoint, robbed of his handset and cash to the tune of N150,000 by rogue police operatives, purportedly attached to the command around Apata area, under Ido LGA in Ibadan.
“It is worthy to note that the command frowns at this serious misconduct and wishes to intimate members of public that the matter was immediately escalated through an investigative inquiry set up by the Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Police Command, CP Ngozi Onadeko, upon its receipt.
“Preliminary investigations have revealed that the alleged culprit identified by the victim does not serve under Oyo State Command but was rather in the jurisdiction on other yet-to-be specified duties.
“Furthermore, investigations are in top gear to apprehend all the officers involved in the unpleasant actions of Thursday, October 7, for their various involvements, with the assurances of adequate sanctions meted out on all guilty parties upon recommendations from the Investigation panel.
“> “The command sues for calm while appealing to members of the public that no offender(s) would on any account be indulged to evade deserved Justice regardless of status or affiliations.”
Jesugbemi had, through an Instagram post that went viral on Wednesday, claimed that the policemen led by one Badru Samson waylaid the motorcyclist conveying him to the bank and ordered him to get down.
He said the policemen slapped him repeatedly and labelled him a fraudster. Jesugbemi, who recounted the incident in a video clip posted on his Instagram page, @official_babyjez, said the incident happened on Wednesday.
However, as of Friday morning, the page was no longer online. In the post, Jesugbemi said: “Grandma’s house rent was due, so she went to the Apata area to collect money from somebody to join [add to] what she had for the rent. After collecting the money, she called me to meet her at Apata, where she gave me the N150,000 to deposit into our landlord’s bank account.
“I boarded a motorcycle and while on my way to deposit the money in the bank, the policemen blocked my motorcyclist with a black car with no number plate and ordered me to get down. I saw four policemen in the car when I got down and one of them slapped and kicked me. He even used his gun to hit my head and called me a Yahoo Boy.
“The policemen asked for my phone and told me to unlock it; but they did not find anything [incriminating] after they checked it. They wanted to search me, but I stopped them because policemen had searched one of my friends before and in the process, they put hard drugs in his pocket. So, I willingly brought my pockets out and they saw the N150,000.”
He claimed that the policemen drove him from the Apata area to Iwo Road, where he was dropped off after he had been dispossessed of the money.
“They asked who owned it and I told them that it was for my grandma and that I was on my way to pay her house rent. The policemen said I was lying. One of them kicked my stomach and forcefully collected it from me.
“They told me to format my phone and took it; they put me inside the car and drove me from Apata to under the bridge in Iwo Road, where they dropped me off.
“I had to plead with them to give me my SIM card. They also took the extra N2,000 with me and I had to trek from Iwo Road to our house in Dugbe,” Jesugbemi added.
The Amotekun Corps in Osun State on Thursday said it apprehended a suspected kidnapper, Ridwan Kasali, who allegedly abducted five children in Osogbo, the state capital.
According to PUNCH Metro Kasali was accosted and queried by some residents in Zone 6, Capitol area of Osogbo on Wednesday after they noticed his suspicious movements in the area.
After he could not give a satisfactory response, he was reportedly handed over to men of the Amotekun Corps.
The Field Commander, Osun Amotekun Corps, Amitolu Shittu, said during interrogation, the suspect confessed to abducting five children, whom he took to Ibadan, Oyo State.
Shittu said the suspect was subsequently handed over to the Department of State Services, Osun State, for further action.
He said, “The residents of the area informed us of the presence of the suspect in the neighborhood and we immediately went there.
“He told us that he came from an area in Ibadan. He also confessed that about five children had been successfully abducted and taken to Ibadan, where they were killed. We found Indian hemp on him and handed him over to the DSS for further investigation.”
The Arrest, Detention and Dehumanization of Protesters at Lekki Toll Gate Are Unacceptable
My heart is very heavy. I’m saddened and devastated. My soul is sorely troubled at this time.
For decades before the advent of this administration, Nigerians have risked their lives, liberties, their times and their energies, their resources, to win back this country on the side of democracy and good government, from military dictatorship. Some have paid the supreme price with their lives.
I have been monitoring events at the Lekki Toll Gate since morning, and I am totally overwhelmed with the images, videos and sundry evidence of police brutality of armless civilians, who ventured to protest at the Toll Gate. In one particular video, I saw citizens of Nigeria being dehumanized, striped half naked and cramped together in a rickety bus. This is totally unacceptable.
While we are yet to come to terms with the events of October 20, 2020, it becomes worrisome that the security agencies have not learnt any positive lesson from those occurrences. I commend the protesters for their peaceful conduct.
I cannot in good conscience continue to sit at any Panel of Inquiry to heal wounds and end police brutality, when fresh assaults are being perpetrated with impunity. Consequently, I am presently consulting with my constituency within the civil society, as to my continued participation in the EndSARS Judicial Panel.
I hereby demand the immediate release of all those arrested in connection with the peaceful protest at the Lekki Toll Gate today. On no account should anything happen to any of them while in the custody of the police.
I appeal for calm on all sides, in order not to escalate the worsening security situation across the land. I cannot fail to point out the fact that the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is a product of protest and civil disobedience. Let history vindicate the just.
The Lekki Estate Residents and Stakeholders Association (LERSA) has donated a patrol van to the Area J command, Ajah, of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
The gesture, according to the association, was to show support to the police division and strengthen its capability for curbing violent crimes and other social vices in the area.
The Ajah division was one of the numerous police stations burnt by hoodlums during the #EndSARS protests in Lagos last October. Police vehicles, as well as other properties were set ablaze during the attacks.
The items donated include a Toyota Hilux, temporary tents, chairs and a generating set.
While appreciating the gesture, ACP Gbolahun said the donation had made the force understand the importance of community support and it was committed to defending the people.
Speaking on the attack, he said: “It was not as if we cannot defend our properties, but we thought of our corporate image and what members of the community would say. Imagine after the protest and community members see dead bodies outside the station, what would be the reaction towards the police?”