Insecurity

Kidnapping On The Rise As More Motorists Are Abducted On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Scores of commuters planning to travel from Ibadan to Lagos state are currently in fear of being kidnapped!

It was gathered that there had been several cases of kidnapping of motorists along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

It was gathered that the major area where the kidnappers had been abducting motorists plying the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway is a location after Abule Onigaari.

Abule Onigaari is one of the locations situated at the boundary between Oyo and Ogun states.

It was learnt that gunmen suspected to be kidnappers, had the penultimate weekend, killed a commercial driver identified as Oluwatosin Aruwajoye.

It was learnt that the kidnappers on Saturday 8th January abducted five passengers, while another person, Ibrahim Tiamiyu, was shot in the thigh.
The driver’s corpse was thereafter deposited at Adeoyo State Hospital morgue at Ring Road, Ibadan.

The eight-seater ash coloured Toyota Sienna bus with registration number MUS 493 HH, was heading to Lagos from Ibadan when the kidnappers struck.

The kidnappers were said to have suddenly emerged from the bush and started shooting the bus.

It was reported that the case was reported at Toll Gate Police Division.

It was said that the kidnappers made an attempt to kidnap more people on Sunday (yesterday) at the same location.

It was learnt that the kidnappers, numbering about 10, were shooting at oncoming vehicles from Ibadan in an attempt to kidnap travellers on Sunday.

It was also learnt that the abductors were said to be wearing Army uniform.
It was reported that an undisclosed number of passengers were allegedly kidnapped at the location on Sunday.

One of the victims was later rushed to Fresh FM Ibadan around 8.pm on Sunday to narrate his ordeal.

The victim, while speaking during the program entitled “Opeyemi” and anchored by ace gospel musician, Yinka Ayefele, explained that the kidnappers attempted to kidnap him and other commuters.

The victim, who alleged that the kidnappers were speaking Fulani language and were in Army uniform, explained that their car was shot severally by them before he managed to escape.

Insecurity

I Will Establish Evidence Of Massive Cover-up, Falana slams Lagos police commissioner over Dowen College saga

Human rights lawyer Femi Falana has warned Lagos police commissioner Hakeem Odumosu to steer clear of making “outlandish” claims over the death of Sylvester Oromoni Jnr.

Sylvester was the 12-year-old student of Dowen College who died after, according to his parents, he was brutalised and poisoned by colleges who wanted to force him into a cult.

An autopsy report backed the parents’ claim that their son was murdered, but another report conducted in Lagos apparently dismisses the allegation.

Odumosu, on the premise of the Lagos autopsy, recently declared that Sylvester died of natural causes and urged those who disagree with that conclusion to seek redress in court.

But Falani warned the police chief against making such claims as he isn’t a medical doctor.

“There is law in Lagos State. In the event of a violent or suspicious death, only the state’s coroner can determine the cause of death,” the lawyer told Channel TV’s ‘Sunrise Daily’ on Monday.

“Is Odumosu a doctor? This matter is before the coroner. Why is he preempting the coroner?

“We are going to establish evidence of a massive cover-up,” he vowed.

coroner’s inquest will begin on January 15.

Insecurity

PHOTOS: Man Removes Roof Of House To Pay Son’s N100k Ransom

A father in Katsina State, Sai’du Faskari, has resorted to removing the roof of his house in order to raise money to pay the ransom for his kidnapped son.

Katsina Post, which shared photos of the man removing the roof said that the old man had been kidnapped too and his family had to raise the sum of N50,000 for ransom.

However, at the point of paying his own ransom, the terrorists abducted his son and demanded N100,000 as ransom.

To raise the new ransom, Faskari decided to remove his roof.

Insecurity

Northern youths tell President Buhari to take Nigeria to Security level where Ex President Jonathan left it.

Members of the Coalition of the Northern Groups (CNG) have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to return Nigeria to the era of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan when the country experienced a minimal level of insecurity.

This group also lamented the alarming rate of killings, kidnappings, and general insecurity across the country and berated Buhari over his handling of insecurity in the country.

Musa said, “What we are begging them for now is, you know human life is very important; in fact, it’s very key.

“If you can do something, in fact, if you can take us back to the insecurity you met on board that will be tolerable to a large extent to say well he has taken us back to (former President Goodluck) Jonathan’s standard we are crying about. I mean the killings at that time; the statistics are there to speak for themselves.

“So really as far as I am concerned, it’s unfortunate we have these kinds of people ruling us by this time.”

Some weeks ago, concerned Nigerians staged a protest against rising insecurity in the North and other parts of the country, in Abuja.

For their campaign, the protesters used the hashtags: #SaveTheNorth; #NorthernLivesMatter; #NorthIsBleeding; #SecureOurLives; #EnoughIsEniugh; and #NoMoreBloodShed.

The protesters lambasted President Buhari for his incompetence and failure to curb the senseless killings going on in the country.

The protesters said they were agitated by the recent escalation of attacks and killings across Northern Nigerian communities, cities, towns and highways, adding that the situation has put the region at the mercy of bandits.

They lamented the gruesome killing of over 40 bus passengers at Gidan Bawa village in Sokoto State where bandits blocked the road and set the vehicle ablaze and occupants ablaze.

Insecurity

Hope Uzodimma should tell the world who killed Gulak, who killed those 5 traditional rulers – Sen. Rochas Okorocha.

“Hope Uzodimma should tell the world who killed Gulak, who killed those 5 traditional rulers. The Camp of the Unknown gun men discovered recently in Imo is less than 2 kilometers from the House of the Governor Hope Uzodimma, I am shocked that as Chief Security officer of the state, he doesn’t know it exist in his backyard. A Camp where 5 traditional rulers were killed, people should ask Hope”

“Those officers who kidnapped Uche Nwosu brought him out of the Vehicle on their way to Enugu and wanted to shoot him, they pointed the gun at him and nearly killed him, they were speaking Hausa and didn’t realize Uche speaks and understand Hausa too, what Saved him was the social media…ask yourself again, who the unknown gun men in Imo State are”

Insecurity, Politics

He Is An Ordinary Citizen , Not Above The Law ’, Imo Govt Defends Police Arrest Of Okorocha’s Son-in-law , Uche Nwosu

The Imo State government has reacted to the arrest of Mr Uche Nwosu, saying the police have the right to arrest him if suspected of any crime.

Addressing reporters on Sunday in Owerri hours after the incident, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy in Imo, Declan Emelumba, stated that it was not in anybody’s place to tell the police how to arrest a suspect.

He also faulted the reaction of the immediate past governor of Imo, Rochas Okorocha, to the arrest of Nwosu, the latter’s son-in-law.

What is the haste in this press conference trying to politicise an ordinary thing,” the commissioner said of the briefing convened earlier by the former governor.

Uche Nwosu is just an indigene of Imo State and a citizen of Nigeria, and if he has run afoul of the law, the police have every right to arrest him, and nobody should dictate to them how they do it.

“It depends on the gravity of the offence, and it depends on the information at their (police) disposal.”

Earlier, there was panic at Eziama-Obaire in Nkwerre Local Government Area of Imo as security operatives stormed St. Peter’s Anglican Church and left with Nwosu.

The heavily armed operatives stormed the church with high-powered security vehicles, shooting sporadically into the air before arresting Okorocha’s son-in-law.

Emelumba described the claim by Okorocha, in which he accused the state government of instigating Nwosu’s arrest, as untrue and disgusting.

According to him, the former governor is just trying to whip up sentiments and speaking from a state of panic and guilt.

The commissioner asked the former governor to desist from such an act and allow the security operatives who already confirmed the arrest of Nwosu to do their duty.

He stressed that the state government has no hands in the arrest of Okorocha’s son-in-law.

What is painful is that a former governor of this state, Rochas Okorocha, is busy raining abuses on His Excellency, Governor of Imo State [Hope Uzodinma], and saying all manner of things about him.

“I don’t want to join issues with him,” said Emelumba.

As of the time of filling this report, Uche Nwosu has been released from detention.

Insecurity

I am A Married Woman, But My Boyfriend is A Bandit in the Forest -Suspect Narrates

The Nigerian Police Force has paraded some women who specialize in running errands for bandits and supplying them with other women. The spokesperson of the NPF, Frank Mba, revealed more details regarding the activities of the suspects, while one of the arrested suspects got interviewed during the parade. The event got covered by Matters-Arising.

The Nigerian Police Force is not relenting its efforts to combat terrorists and their collaborators. Some women recently got arrested in Kaduna State for collaborating with bandits and aiding their criminal activities.

Narrating the details, Frank Mba said, “These suspects are from Zaria, Kaduna state. They work with a notorious bandit in a forest in Kaduna state. The suspects assist bandits by providing surveillance on potential targets and informing the bandits in the bush. They visit the bandits and aid them in purchasing food and medical supplies. The suspects also provide bandits with women for pleasure. One of the suspects, Mariam Abubakar, has a boyfriend and a brother in the bandits’ camp. Mariam has also introduced girls to the bandits. Sometimes they go as far as demanding ransoms before releasing such girls. We appeal to community leaders and parents to work with law enforcement agencies.”

Insecurity

We Use Female Private Parts To Prepare Charms For Money – Yahoo Boys Confess

Two suspected ritualists/yahoo boys have been arrested in Imo state.

The duo identified as Ebuka and Chinonso confessed that they use the private parts of ladies to make money making charms after sleeping with them.

In their words: “The native doctor who prepared the charm told us to use a handkerchief or a piece of towel to collect semen from the private part of every lady we made love to. He instructed us to put the handkerchief with the semen or towel in the pot and burn it after each time we collect it. He told us that the number of females we sleep with and collect their semen will determine the value of our money we will get.”

When they were asked to disclose the name and location of the native doctor, they said: ‘ ’We were seriously warned not to disclose it with anybody, that if we do that, we will die’’.

The two suspected criminals were interrogated by residents before being handed over to the police.