The Ogun State Police Command has disclosed that some soldiers from the Ikeja Cantonment in Lagos, played a role in the killing of some residents of Isheri Olofin on Sunday August 13.
The State Commissioner of Police, CP Bashir Makama in a statement on Monday, said credible information at the disposal of the command has it that on the said date, Four (4) men of the Nigerian Army believed to be from Ikeja Cantonment and posted to Kara Market, left their beats and went to Isheri Olofin, a border town between Lagos and Ogun State where the indigenes of the town were celebrating their annual “Isheri Day”.
Makama explained that the soldiers, on getting there, had a minor disagreement with some youths which made the soldiers to start shooting sporadically into the air.
He added that consequently, one Damilare Adelani was hit by bullets and he died on the spot.
The police, in the statement further revealed that the ugly incident infuriated the people at the scene who in turn reacted violently against the soldiers leaving one of the soldiers and three other civilians injured.
He said the soldiers quickly took their injured colleague to a hospital (name with-held) where they met one of the injured civilians being attended to by a Medical Doctor on duty.
According to the police commissioner, a statement from the officials of the hospital reveals that the Soldiers ordered the doctor at gun-point, to leave the injured man and attend to their colleague.
“They then dragged the patient out of the bed and subsequently stabbed him to death with a Bayonet attached to the muzzle of his rifle,” CP Makama said.
Following the emerging details of the incident, the Ogun State police command says a full scale investigation into the “Isheri Day” shooting incident has been launched.
The command through CP Makama further notes that contact with the military authorities in Ogun State have been established and efforts are in place to ensure that those found wanting are brought to book.
Illegal Migrants Arrested In Ogun
No fewer than six illegal migrants who were being smuggled by some Nigerians through Idiroko borders were arrested by Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service on Tuesday.
The two suspects who smuggled the migrants are reported to have been on the watch list of security agencies in Ogun State for trafficking of migrants into the country.
The comptroller of immigration, Mrs Doris Braimah who paraded the suspects at the office of the service in Abeokuta, the state capital, disclosed that the illegal migrants include four Mali indigenes and two Guineans.
“When you aid unknown people into your country, without even knowing their aim, it is a big risk. It is actually called security threat,” Braimah said while parading the suspected.
She explained that the two suspects would be arraigned, while the six foreign nationals would be repatriated to their countries.
EFCC arrests 94 suspected cyber fraudsters in Osogbo
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan zonal office has raided a nightclub in Osogbo, the Osun State capital and arrested cyber fraudsters numbering 94.
The anti-graft agency in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, on Monday alleged that the nightclub popularly known as ‘Club Secret Underground’ is notorious for hosting parties for suspected internet fraudsters.
Uwujaren added that the nightclub is located on the Ibadan-Iwo Expressway of the Osun State capital.
According to the statement, ” the raid led to the arrest of 94 suspects and confiscation of 19 exotic cars, laptops, scores of sophisticated mobile phones and other items.
“The wee-hour operation was sequel to an intelligence report hinting that the suspected internet fraudsters were organising a night party for Sunday, October 13 during which some of them intended to celebrate their loots.
“A discreet operation on the club had earlier been carried out to ascertain the authenticity of the intelligence”.
The EFCC informed that the suspects are currently undergoing further interrogation, and those indicted would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.
In Kwara, EFCC presents N112m recovered loot to Gov. Abdulrazaq
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has presented N112million recovered from treasury looters to the Kwara state governor, Mr Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq.
Speaking at the presentation, the Head of the Ilorin office, Isyaku Sharu disclosed that the Zone which started its operations in February has achieved a lot in terms of assets recovery and conviction of corrupt individuals.
According to him, “we have 29 convictions and over N500million (five hundred million naira) recovery for both assets and cash; part of this recovery is the N111, 428, 891.00 cash recovered for the Kwara state government.
“This recovery is from suspected Kwara state treasury looters. The suspects allegedly misappropriated landed properties of Harmony Holdings while others diverted funds meant for micro small and medium enterprises credit scheme. The suspects cut across political office holders, traditional rulers and top civil servants,” he added.
Mr Sharu, while assuring of the agency’s steadfastness in ridding the state of all acts of corruption and other economic crimes, stressed that he was mandated by the acting chairman of the Commission, Ibrahim Magu to present a draft for the recovered fund.
Governor Abdulrazaq, in his response thanked the EFCC, just as he hinted that the cash will be used for the social investment programme in the state to lift poor people out of poverty.
“We are overwhelmed because history is being made in Kwara state with the return of our monies recovered by the EFCC especially now that there are many projects to embark on.
“As we promised to replicate the federal government social investment programmes, this cash would be used for that programme and we will make our people realise that the seed money for social investment programme, before we came into power, was also recovered.
“We would let our people know that it is the money realised by the EFCC we are giving them so that they can pay back when they get the loan. It will help to lift thousands of people out of poverty,” the governor averred.
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